Meet Our Staff

Management

Sam Somarriba
General Manager
410-788-7744

Sam started in the automotive industry in 1995. He previously worked at Acura West for 7 years, Jerrys Autogroup for 5 years, and Lexus of Towson for 3 years before coming to Koons White Marsh in June 2009. He has held many positions including Sales Associate, Finance Manager, Used Car Manager, Sales Manager and General Sales Manager. Sam was promoted to General Manager for the Toyota store in Westminster in December 2011 and transferred in August 2013 as the General Manager for Mercedes Benz of Catonsville. He loves the car business!!!



Sam has been married to his college sweetheart Maddi since 2000 and has two children, Annabelle and Sammi. He also has dog named Coco. Coco is the princess of the household.


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Russell Pentz
Service & Parts Director
443-860-3229

Russell started in the get ready department at 16. He has been with Koons since 2003, and in the car business for 14 years. He became shop foreman at 24 years old and a senior master certified technician a year later. Russell enjoys working alongside the dedicated team at Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville and being part of the Koons organization where he has had opportunity to grow.

In his free time, Russ enjoys his family and friends, his wife Alison, going to sporting events and concerts, and boating on the Rappahannock River.

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Liz Scanlan
Finance Director
410-788-7744


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Steve Travers
New Car Sales Manager
410-788-7744

Steve began working in the automotive industry in 1996. He worked at Koons College Park Ford from 2006 to 2008. He enjoys ice hockey and has two children.

 

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Kenneth Winters
Commercial Manager
410-788-7744 ext 2006


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Destin Kahl
General Sales Manager
443-860-3228

Destin has been involved in the automotive industry since he was 13 years of age when he first began working on cars, learning the technician side of the industry. After a few years of working as a technician, at the age of 18 he began working in the retail side of the industry starting as a pre-owned sales associate. Over the 12 years of his involvement with automotive retail, he has not only worked as a sales associate but also as a Sales Manager, an Internet Director, a General Sales Manager and now with Koons Toyota of Westminster as a Pre-Owned Car Sales Manager. He was also Master Certified with Ford for 2 years. Destin brings 12 years of experience to his new beginning at Koons Toyota of Westminster and is excited to be here, given that he is a local to the city of Westminster and has been for 6 years. In his spare time he enjoys off-roading in his Jeep, watching sports, cheering for the Ravens and the Orioles of course! He also enjoys turning wrenches on his own vehicles.

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Wesley Peterson
Sales Manager

Wes started at Koons Toyota of Westminster in 2010. He graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Marketing. At Salisbury, he played several intramural sports including flag football, basketball, lacrosse, and softball. He doesn't like the fact that he is the only Redskins fan at Westminster, but realizes that not everyone is perfect.

For 2011, Wes had the highest CSI in the dealership with a near perfect score of 99.87.


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Jewel Holt
Customer Relations Manager
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Yim King
Parts Manager
410-788-7744

Yim has worked in the car business since 2003 at Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville since March of 2013. She is master certified in parts and her favorite part about work is the team. Yim enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys softball, kickboxing, and is a Green bay Packers fan.

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New Vehicle Sales

Wardell Dow
Inventory Manager
410-788-7744


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Ahmer Zaman
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744

Ahmer has been in the car business for 3 years and with Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville since September of 2013. His favorite thing about the car business is meeting diverse customers every day. Ahmer has one child and is a Marine Reservist. Ahmer loves to cheer on the 49ers and the Lakers in his spare time.

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Aisaiah Thomas
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744


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Arthur "Tiger" Robinson
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744


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Brian Stoud
Sales Consultant
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Erik Hershan
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744 ext 2060

Erik has been in the automotive industry for 16 years, spending his most recent 5 years with Mercedes Benz of Catonsville. Before entering the automotive industry, Erik served in law enforcement. He was awarded Salesman of the Year in 2015. He enjoys collecting sports memorabilia and rooting for the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles. Erik is celebrating his recent engagement to his fiance, Nikki.

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Garen Tuniev
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744

Garen started with Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville in July 2012.  He enjoys working with Koons and Mercedes-Benz because everyday brings new customers who are unique and interesting.  Another benefit of working here is being part of the great Mercedes-Benz team.  

His favorite quote (from a fortune cookie) is: "Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason." 

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Javad Beizavi
Certified Sales Consultant
410-788-7744 ext 2055


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Kevin Fowlkes
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744


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Mohamed Abouyoussef
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744 ext 2028

Mo recently joined our team at Mercedes Benz of Catonsville. He is a people person and looks forward to building strong customer relationships. He speaks Arabic and enjoys fishing in his free time.

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Purcell Bailey
Sales Consultant
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Rikshit Gulati
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744


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Sade Lugard
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744


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Sang "Sam" Lee
Sales Consultant
410-788-7744


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Deborah Montgomery
Internet Sales
410-788-7744


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Kristen Weikel
Finance Manager
410-788-7744 x2071


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Soon Ok Kinney
Finance Manager
410-788-7744 ext 2075


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Tinnell Thomas
Media Photographer
410-788-7744

Tinnell started with Mercedes Benz in 2018. He has been in the automotive industry since 2010. He has a wealth of hobbies including photography, filming , skydiving, circuit racing, painting and lastly and most important being with family.

 

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Service

Robert Escobar
Star Certfied Service Manager
443-860-3272


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Cesar Cuyun
Service Advisor
410-788-7744


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Gordon Perfater
Service Advisor
410-788-7744


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Jacquelynne Pressman
Service Advisor
410-788-7744 ext. 2015


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Jonathan Crosman
Service Advisor
410-788-7744 ext 2065

Jonathan joined Koons in 2016 and came to us from another Mercedes Benz store. He is a Lincoln Technical Institute graduate in 1996. He has 22 years experience in the industry 14 of those with Mercedes Benz.Jon likes old Muscle Cars, BMX bikes, and anything Baseball. He volunteers time raising awareness for Autism. He recently celebrated 11 years of marriage and has 2 children. He states he is committed to making us the Best MB store in MD.

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Juliana Kroupa
Service Advisor
410-788-7744

Juliana has worked with Mercedes for going on 4 years. She has a fascination for cars and loves everything about them. She also enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and just being outside in general. She's also currently working towards her business degree.

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Stan Palczewski
Service Advisor
410-788-7744 ext 2005

Stan joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville in 2018. He has been in the automotive industry since 2006. He has a background working with several other brands and enjoys assisting customers with not only their service needs but paying particular attention to helping the customer understand their vehicle.

 

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Paola Miranda
Service Advisor
410-788-7744

Paola has been with Mercedes Benz since 2016. She enjoys the automotive industry and has held several positions within the dealership.She has recently been promoted to Express Service Advisory position. She enjoys going out with her friends and spending time with family. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Anastasia Merrill
Cashier
410-788-7744


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Mykel Davis
Cashier/Loaner Agent
410-788-7744 ext 2049


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Trivon Wambura
Cashier
410-788-7744 ext 2049


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Marianne Queen
Greeter
410-788-7744 ext 2059

Marianne recently joined our Mercedes Benz team. She has a long work history in Customer Service. This is her first job in the automotive industry. She enjoys being outdoors, gardening as well as dancing and traveling. She loves working with customers building relationships and meeting new people.

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Abraham Tadros
Porter
410-788-7744

Abe joined Mercedes Benz in 2017. He is currently attending College. He speaks Arabic. Abe enjoys wrestling, boxing and playing sports.

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Nick Neves
Porter
410-788-7744

Nick started working at Koons in 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, photography and music.

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Brandon Gorham
Porter
410-788-7744


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Dana LaBarre
Call Center Representative
410-788-7744

Dana joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville in 2017. She came to us after over 30 years in the Grocery business. She brings a multitude of talents and excellent customer service skills to our team. In her free time she enjoys, traveling, crafts, reading, and soccer.

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Ronda Labarre
Service Appt. Coordinator
410-788-7744

Ronda recently joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville. She comes to us with many years of experience in a busy medical practice.  Her favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. She enjoys watching Girls Fast Pitch Softball.

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Sherica Campbell
Call Center Representative
410-788-7744

Sherica joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville in 2018. She joined our team with a history of Customer Service and has been a real asset since joining our team. She likes interacting with new people, trying new foods and traveling.

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Tammy Lyn Gleeson
Call Center Representative
410-788-7744


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Lydia Stover
Warranty Administrator
410-788-7744


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Parts

Antonio Otero
Parts Sales Associate
410-788-7744

Antonio has worked in the Automotive Industry since 2006. His education is in Industrial Engineering.  He was born in Columbia, came to the US in 2005 and became a US citizen in 2011. He is married and enjoys playing with his two children. He also enjoys playing and watching sports especially soccer and football.

 

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Chris Mester
Parts Advisor
410-788-7744 ext. 2050


Chris began his career with Koons in July 2012.  Chris' favorite thing about working for Koons and Mercedes-Benz is the ability to work with a great team and the constant interactions with customers giving endless appreciation. 

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Eric Hopkins
Parts Sales Associate
410-788-7744

Eric has been working in the automotive industry for 10 years, 6 of which have been spent at Mercedes Benz. His favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoys sports climbing, kickball, football, soccer, volleyball and plays on an organized league.

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Technicians

Mark Bisaha
Master Certified Shop Foreman
410-788-7744


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Patrick Taltavull
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Patrick has been in the car business for 10 years and with Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville since January 2012. He likes working for Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville because he can take advantage of training opportunities. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids.

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Wayne Hammond
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Wayne has been working in the automotive industry for 36 years! He has spent the most recent 4 working with Mercedes where he is Master Certified. He enjoys wood sculpting, scrap booking, home brewing beer, and cheering on the local teams. He is proud to say he once out-foxed a fox.

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Edward Brothers
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Eddie has been in the automotive industry for 5 years. He has been trained as an Express Technician. He is a father and has a son and a daughter that he enjoys spending his free time with. His favorite sports team is the Washington Redskins.

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EJ Nizar
Service Technician
410-788-7744

EJ joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville in 2018. He has been in the automotive industry since 2006. He brings a wealth of talent to our service team. He speaks both English and Tamil.

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Antwan Porchia
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Jhonatan Arriaza
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Madison Bisaha
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Madison joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville in 2017. He has 2 family members that work here as well and comes from a long line of Mercedes Benz history. He enjoys spending time with his family.

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Steven Byrns
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Ronnie Cole Jr.
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Tyler Coleman
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Justin Copley
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Gawaine Gordon
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Gawaine has 22 years in the automotive industry. He has been with MB of Catonsville for a little over a year. He enjoys building race cars. His favorite team is the Washington Redskins.

 

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Kyle Horn
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Joseph Kemp
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Joe has been with Koons since May of 2016. He enjoys the outdoor life, particularly fishing and hanging out with friends and family.

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Ryan Leatherwood
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Ryan has been in the Automotive Industry for 3 years. He has been with MB of Catonsville since August of 2016. He attended an Automotive school after graduating from High School. He is also a Certified Mason. He enjoys playing baseball and snowboarding. His favorite team is the Orioles.


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Dennis Mack
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Keith McGoy
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Luis Rivas
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Luis joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville in 2017 he has 3 years of Technical training in High School and joined our team with 2 years of Mercedes Benz experience. He speaks fluent Spanish. His hobbies include cars and hanging out with his friends and family. He has a very upbeat personality and finds joy in helping others.

 

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Kwame Sarfo
Service Technician
410-788-7744

Kwame joined Mercedes Benz in Catonsville in 2018. He has been in the automotive industry since 2008. He speaks both Twi and Ashanti. He enjoys playing soccer and many other sports.

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Luis Segovia
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Neilsen Webster
Service Technician
410-788-7744


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Seth Coutts
Master Certified Diagnostic Technician
410-788-7744


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Brian Crofoot
Master Certified System Technician
410-788-7744


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Ryan Lowry
Master Certified Technician
410-788-7744

Ryan is a master certified Mercedes-Benz technician. He has been in the car business for 10 years and with Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville since June of 2013. His favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville is his co-workers. In his spare time Ryan enjoys spending time with his three children and riding his motorcycle.

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Tommy Mosedale
Master Certified Diagnostic Technician
410-788-7744


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Robert Caraballo
Master Certified Technician
410-788-7744


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Concierge

Shelia Wilks
Receptionist
410-788-7744

Shelia joined Mercedes Benz in 2017. She is the face of the dealership and welcomes our customers both personally and on the phones.Her background inc.many years with the phone company serving customers. She is professional and a real asset to our team. She enjoys traveling, theater, and has a passion for her church. She embraces, diversity, life, love and people.

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Sheila Carter
Receptionist
410-788-7744

Sheila joined the Mercedes Benz team in 2017 she has a long history of Customer Service. She has been married for 41 years and has 2 grown daughters. She loves walking and playing with her Shitzu.

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Sohaib Azhar
Product Concierge
(410) 788-7744

Azhar joined Mercedes Benz of Catonsville in 2018. He speaks Hindu and Urdu. He shared he is passionate about Cricket and was a part of the US National Cricket team in 2015.

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Accounting

Kierra Littlejohn
Controller
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Brittany Dowling
Office Manager
410-788-7744 ext 2051


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Jontae Rogers
Accounting Clerk
410-788-7744

Jontae started working at Koons in 2019.

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Melody Williams
Accounting Receivables
410-788-7744 ext 2042

Although Melody is new to the car business she is not to new accounting work. She thoroughly enjoys the atmosphere of the dealership, the employees and learning the car business as a whole. Melody loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys playing and watching sports, the Redskins is her Number 1 Team. She is very active in her church and community and loves to travel. Melody loves life and makes sure to enjoy it as much as she can!

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Tiffany Lucas
Accounting Payables
410-788-7744

Tiffany recently joined Mercedes in 2018. She comes to us with an extensive background in accounting in the construction industry. She has a love of reading and sports. Tiffany is a wonderful addition to the accounting team here at MB.

 

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Techinicians

Ronald Alendy
Master Certified Technician
410-788-7744


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