Meet our staff

Management

Ryan Meagher
General Sales Manager
(919) 433-8823, Mobile: (954) 543-2939

Ryan joined Johnson Lexus in 2007 and has 15 years of automotive industry experience. During his free time you can find him at Jordan Lake with his wife and two kids. During hockey season Ryan and his son love attending Carolina Hurricanes games.

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Roger Yui
General Manager
(919) 877-1840


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Sales Department

Eddie Ruth
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8894, Mobile: (336) 255-1662

Eddie has been in the car business since 1998 and with Johnson Lexus since 2008. He attended Florida State University and enjoys coaching youth athletics. Eddie's experience around the water fishing, free diving and boating means he can filet a fish with his eyes closed.

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Kendall Monroe
Receptionist
844-805-4568


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Robert Brunson
Sales Manager
(919) 433-8822

Robert joined Johnson Lexus in 2013 and has been in the automotive industry since 2012. He attended Campbell University on a Track and Field Scholarship where he Earned All A-Sun honors for four consecutive years and was named the A-Sun Indoor Championship' Most Outstanding Field Performer after claiming both the long jump and triple jump conference titles in 2009. Robert was NCAA Division I Regional qualifier in Long Jump for two of the four years he ran for Campbell University. He enjoys playing sports with his son during his free time.

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Ian Edgington
Sales & Leasing Associate
919-433-8869


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Raphael Courchia
Sales Manager
(919) 433-8825, Mobile: (919) 200-8767

Je parle français. Raphael joined Johnson Lexus in June 2015. He was born and raised in France and graduated from North Carolina State University. In his free time, Raphael enjoys traveling with his family, working out and playing volleyball. Favorite Lexus:  RC-F.

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Joe Huntley
Sales Manager
(919) 433-8824, Mobile: (919) 815-4154

Joe is from Peachland, NC. He grew up on a farm with 200 head of cattle and 88,000 chickens. When he was 14, he moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, where he learned to surf, fish, and play golf. He went to ECU and played on the golf team. Joe loves offshore fishing, golf, poker, and the Green Bay Packers. He was also voted the biggest Hockey Fan in NC. Going to games and watching the Canes win the Stanley Cup is one of his most cherished memories - besides getting married to his beautiful wife Maria.

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Devin McCullough
Internet Sales Manager
(919) 433-8873, Mobile: (919) 995-3414

Devin joined Johnson Lexus in 2017 and has worked in the car business since 2012. When not at work he can be found traveling with his wife or having dance parties with his three daughters. Devin was born in Oakland, CA from a military family. He attended NC State University.

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David Marconi
Vehicle Acquisition Manager
(919) 433-8833, Mobile: (919) 537-1985

David has been in the car business since 1990 and joined Johnson Lexus in 2015. A true car nut, he spends his free time collecting, buying and selling classic cars.

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Kierstyn Drum
Vehicle Acquisition Coordinator
(919) 433-8815

Kierstyn joined Johnson Lexus in 2017. She played softball at Meredith College in Raleigh and still enjoys playing softball, hiking and painting. She is a huge Alabama football fan, and volunteers with Miracle League / Special Olympics.

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Abby Stancil
Sales Assistant
(919) 433-8828

Abby has been with Johnson Lexus since 2006. She graduated from ECU and loves watching Pirates football. Abby enjoys playing trivia with friends and spending time with her two dogs.

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Bob Niemyski
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8871, Mobile: (703) 655-7991

Bob has been with Johnson Lexus since 2008 and has over 31 years of automotive experience. He has been married to his wife for 43 years. Bob's hobbies include flying RC model airplanes.

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Patrick Kelley
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8892, Mobile: (919) 451-5830

Patrick has been with Johnson Lexus since 2006 and has been in the automotive industry since 1998. On his days off he enjoys golfing and playing basketball. Patrick is very involved with volunteer activities at NCCU, Duke and his church.

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Peter Pokorny
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8861, Mobile: (919) 324-4705

Peter has been with Johnson Lexus since 2009. During his free time he enjoys riding motorcycles, shooting guns at the range and completing DIY projects around his house.

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Derrick Rhodes
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8896, Mobile: (919) 724-3759

Derrick has worked at Johnson Lexus since 2013. He is a graduate of James Madison University. His hobbies include playing in a softball league, working out and eating at new restaurants. He is the captain of his paper football and ping pong teams.

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Arthur Wright IV
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8893, Mobile: (919) 638-4187

Arthur has been with Johnson Lexus since 2005 and in the auto industry since 2002. He is an avid reader and enjoys the sci-fi/fantasy genre the most - especially Isaac Asimov. With nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, much of his time off work is spent with them. Growing produce with his father and son (Arthur V) is also a favorite pastime.

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Rick Singletary
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8897, Mobile: (919) 434-8905

Rick joined Johnson Lexus in 2011 and has 17 years automotive experience. He is originally from Columbus, OH and moved to the Triangle in 2004. His hobbies include watching sports, live jazz, movies and plays. Rick is a member at White Rock Baptist Church in Durham and is the proud grandfather of three. He is a regular platelet donor at Red Cross.

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Tim Carnes
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8899, Mobile: (919) 632-8926

Timothy Carnes is a born and raised Chapel Hill native and avid Tarheel fan. He has excelled in in the auto sales industry for over 20 years, having first worked in hotel management. Timothy enjoys singing musical theatre, opera and classical works, as well as Karaoke with his family. He has three grown children and is delighting in his first granddaughter. Timothy is usually the #1 volume sales associate in the Johnson Automotive organization, most recently in 2017.

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Jonathan Foster
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8877, Mobile: (252) 292-3607

Jonathan joined Johnson Lexus in 2016 and has been in the automotive industry since 2012. During his free time he enjoys boxing, basketball and playing with his sons. He has driven coast to coast in less than five days- twice.

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Abdel Abou-Auf
Internet Sales Associate
(919) 433-8864, Mobile: (919) 200-9925

I speak Arabic! Abdel has been with Johnson Lexus since January 2016 and had worked in the automotive industry two years prior. Abdel is from Egypt and is one of five siblings. He has a B.A. in Fine Arts and a VFR pilot's license. During his free time (on the ground) he likes riding his motorcycle, playing soccer and going to the gym.

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Clay Callaway
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8874, Mobile: (919) 880-3991

Clay has been with Johnson Lexus a total of eight years of his 34 years of automotive experience. He was born in Greenville, SC and attended UNC Greensboro. Clay enjoys cooking, playing drums and watching Clemson football.

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Justin Bowden
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8878

Justin joined Johnson Lexus in 2017 and has been in the car business since 2002. He likes traveling, playing poker, shopping and watching Duke athletics. He is one of the few that can spell Coach K's name by memory. Justin's community work includes Inner City Youth Mentoring.

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Brett Huntley
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8876, Mobile: (919) 749-8585

Brett joined Johnson Lexus in 2017. He enjoys listening to music, cooking, camping, spending time outside with his wife and dog and working with his hands.

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Jon Choi
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8898

Jon has worked in the automotive industry since 2010. He joined Johnson Lexus in 2016. During his free time he enjoys golf and fishing.

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Eryk Rippenhagen
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 433-8898

Eryk joined Johnson Lexus in May 2018 with 10 years of car industry experience. He enjoys to Kayak, Hike, Fly Drones, photography investments, play golf, watch sports, and spend time with his pup, "Bronco".

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Steven Medero Vega
Lot Manager

Steven joined Johnson Lexus July 2017. He is an expert coffee maker. During his free time Steven enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his dog.

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Mike Lacenere
Inventory Manager
(919) 433-8815

Mike has worked in the automotive industry since 2014. He joined Johnson Lexus July 2017. His passion is motorcycles - riding them, working on them, and allegedly going faster than Matt Spinak.

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Briana Smith
Receptionist


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Service Department

Terry Watson
Diagnostic Specialist

Terry joined Johnson Lexus in 1999. He is originally from Durham, NC. Terry started with Toyota in 1984. He enjoys camping, antique boats, motorcycles and flying RC airplanes.

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Eric Colvin
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Eric joined Johnson Lexus in February 2010. He graduated Liberal High School in 1998 and loves classic cars, camping and travel.

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Todd Jackson
Titles and Deals
(919) 433-8934

Todd has been working with Johnson Lexus for over 11 years and has 27 years of experience in the car business. He enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his family. He also enjoys taking his grandsons to Great Wolf Lodge. Going movies and out to dinner are also a great enjoyment.

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Cecil Fusion
Roadside Technician
844-805-4568

Cecil joined Johnson Lexus in November 2014. He has lived in North Carolina since 1984 and is originally from South Lyon, Michigan. He has worked in the automotive service industry since the late 1980's. He enjoys Sci-Fi shows and served in the U.S. Air Force.

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Saul Figueroa
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Saul joined Johnson Lexus in 2013. He is originally from Mexico and graduated from Alamance Community College. Saul spends his spare time playing soccer, spending quality time with family and always learning something new. He also likes helping others when he can.

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Joey Beckwith
Team Leader
(919) 433-8963

Joe joined Johnson Lexus in October 2004. He has been Master Certified with Lexus since 2008. Joe is ASE Master Certified and is an ASE Advanced Level Specialist. He graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and Math. When he is not at work, he loves spending time with him wife and daughter

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David Nelson
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Dave joined Johnson Lexus July 2012. He loves fluffy animals, cars and cake.

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Jonathan Almante
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Jonathan joined Johnson Lexus August 2017 with four years of Toyota experience. He is a graduate of Durham Technical College. Jonathan is eager to learn, always up for new challenges and is exciting about the opportunity to serve the guests of Johnson Automotive.

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Anthony Cruz
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Anthony joined Johnson Lexus in September 2016. He has his Associates Degree in Automotive Systems Technology and is originally from Miami, FL. Anthony enjoys working on cars and his favorite Lexus is the RC-F.

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Rene Cardoso
Service Consultant
(919) 433-8852, Mobile: (919) 533-7363

Yo hablo español. Rene joined Johnson Lexus of Durham in February 2007. Prior to 2007 he worked for a Lexus dealer in Miami since 1993. Rene has been a Lexus Master Certified Service Consultant Since 2001. On his days off he likes to spend time with his wife and three daughters

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Michael Stevens
Service Consultant
(919) 433-8853, Mobile: (919) 261-0362

Michael joined Johnson Lexus in August of 2015 after traveling across the country from his previous home in Las Vegas. Originally from NY, Michael has spent his 20+ year career in the automotive industry. He came to us as a master certified service advisor and continues to strive for maximum awareness of our car line. In his spare time you can find him listening to heavy metal music either in his Lexus or at a concert. Make sure you check out the candy on his desk!

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Jennifer Hudd
Service Consultant
(919) 433-8843, Mobile: (919) 225-1610

Jennifer has been with Johnson Lexus since July 2015. She started here in our sales department before coming over to service as an advisor. She enjoys reading and volunteering in her community. When she is not at work, she likes to spend quality time with her two rescue kitties.

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Brenda Lacy
Service Consultant
919-433-8856

Brenda has been with the Johnson Lexus Automotive Group since June 27th, 2011. She is from Texas and lived in California for 14 years before moving to North Carolina in 2001. Brenda likes to keep active doing anything outdoors and traveling. Being from Texas, she is still a True Blue Cowboy fan and as well a Texas Longhorn Fan even though her daughters are NCSU Graduates.

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Brian Yates
Service Consultant
(919) 433-8857

Brian joined Johnson Lexus in November 2017. Prior to that he was a Master Certified Service Advisor with Toyota. He has four great kids and a beautiful wife. Brian volunteers at his church in Wake Forest on the video team.

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Max Robertson
Internal Service Advisor
(919) 433-8836

Max joined Johnson Lexus in April 2009 and has gained experience in multiple roles around the dealership, including Master Technician and his current role as Internal Service Advisor. Born and raised in Durham, Max is an avid Duke fan, much to the dismay of his UNC alum wife, Kelsey. When not at home with his rescued Shepherd mix (Duke) and cats (Caroline and Finn), Max enjoys camping and spending time with friends.

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Linda Wagers
Service Representative
(919) 433-6059

Linda joined Johnson Lexus in 2001. She is an Appalachian State University graduate and enjoys attending football games. Her other favorite things to do include family time, running and following the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Amber Harris
Service Follow-Up
(919) 433-8844

Amber joined Johnson Lexus February 2017. She attended Mount Olive College. In her free time, Amber enjoys the beach, decorating, baking and hanging out with her husband Christian and their dog Diesel.

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Tonya Lee
Service Appointment Coordinator
(919) 443-8838

Tonya joined Johnson Lexus in July of 2014. She is originally from Missouri went to Central Missouri State University. She loves spending time with her two rescue dogs Claudia Giroux and Gostisbehere (Ghost).

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Ann Wagner
Service Appointment Coordinator
(919) 433-8858

Ann has been with Johnson Lexus since 2010. She is a Raleigh native who graduated from William Peace University with a Bachelor's Degree is Business Management. Ann also owns and operates a mobile food truck in the Raleigh area.

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Evelyn Wilkinson
Service Appointment Coordinator
833-812-3121

Evelyn joined Johnson Lexus in 2016. She is originally from Maryland and attended NHL Institute of Maryland. She is passionate about health and wellness and inspiring others to leave a living legacy.

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Sandra McGannn
Warranty Administrator
(919) 433-8849

Sandra joined Johnson Lexus in 2006 and is Master Certified. She has been living in North Carolina for 19 years. Originally from Michigan, she also lived in upstate New York for five years. She enjoys keeping up with her young daughter and spending time with her husband. Her famous meatballs are requested at each company luncheon!

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Nelson Alarcon
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Nelson joined Johnson Lexus in 2012. He is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Nelson spends his spare time riding his motorcycle and cooking.

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Marcus Bowser
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Marcus joined Johnson Lexus in 2014. Hailing from Roanoke Rapids, this NC born gentleman pursued his passion and thirst for knowledge of the automotive industry through the tutelage of Durham Tech's Automotive Technology Program. Coupled with 17 years experience in the auto repair field, this makes Marcus one of many valuable members of our team. He enjoys outdoor activities, motorsports and the melodious sounds of Daniel Jang.

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Cory Wagoner
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Cory joined Johnson Lexus in 2013 and is a Lexus Master Certified Technician. He is from Wake Forest, NC and graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Charlotte, NC. Cory is also a professional wedding photographer.

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Simon Lunt
Finance & Insurance Manager
(919) 433-8821

Simon has been with Johnson Lexus since 2007 and has over 24 years of automotive industry experience. Originally from Liverpool, England, Simon has circumnavigated the globe twice. He is currently active in his neighborhood community and also enjoys cycling, playing trivia, collecting coins and antique militaria.

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Todd Dickerson
Team Leader
844-805-4568

Todd was born and raised in NC. He has been in the automotive industry for 27 years and with Lexus for ten. He enjoys riding motorcycles and anything fast. Classic cars and hot rods are his main hobbies. Todd's motto is "everything is better with a smile".

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Bobby Nisbett
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Bobby joined Johnson Lexus March 2016. He is originally from Prince Georges County, Maryland. Bobby served four years in the USAF. he enjoys fishing and hanging out with his dog, Jake.

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Rudy Padilla
Service Consultant
(919) 433-8851, Mobile: (919) 213-0779

Yo hablo español. Rudy joined Johnson Lexus 19 years ago. He enjoys outdoor activities such as rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking and photography. Rudy attended Yucatan University and was once the Tae Kwon Do Champion of Mexico. He spends some of his free time volunteering at the Food Bank

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Kevin Woods
Service Appointment Coordinator
844-805-4568

Kevin joined Johnson Lexus of Durham August 2016. He has been in the automotive industry since 1998. Kevin graduated from Wayne Community College. He enjoys spending time with his family and tinkering with his hot rod.

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Adrian Popescu
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Adrian started his career in the automotive industry in 1988 in his native country of Romania and joined Johnson Lexus in 2013. He has previous Lexus experience since 2005. Adrian is ASE certified in 16 categories including Advance Level Engine Performance, Diesel Engine Diagnostics and Hybrid/Electric Vehicles. He is a graduate of the University of Pitesti with an Engineering degree in Automotive Technology and from Tri-C Cleveland with an AASD in Automotive. He likes F1 Racing, gardening, outdoor activities and friends' company.

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Ron Cooke
Team Leader
(919) 433-8956

Ron joined Johnson Lexus in 2004, beginning at the Lexus dealership and moving to the Durham location in 2005. He is originally from Bath, NC. Ron graduated from Western Technical Institute in El Paso, TX after a tour in the Army. His two passions are his family and craft beer.

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Mark Babcock
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Mark joined Johnson Lexus in 2005. He is a Lexus Master Certified Technician and has 32 years experience in the automotive industry. Mark loves high-performance vehicles including modern and classic cars and also enjoys water sports.

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Lisa Kowite
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Lisa joined Johnson Lexus September 2015. A former middle school teacher, Lisa has earned a B.A. in English, a Master's in Education and most recently a Associate Degree in Automotive Systems Technology. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and spending time with family - including her recently adopted cat, Buddy.

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Harley Sawyer
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Harley joined Johnson Lexus in 2017. A Durham native, you can find him riding his motorcycle when not at work.

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Donald Inscoe
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Don joined Johnson Lexus July 2017. He has been in the automotive industry since 1976 and was with Toyota for 20 years. Don and his wife reside in Durham. He enjoys spending time with his Labrador Bailey as well as boating and fishing.

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Phillip Jeffers
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Philip joined Johnson Lexus June 2008. He graduated from Nascar Technical Institute in 2008. He is an ASE Advanced Level and Lexus Master Certified Technician. He loves to spend time with his wife Rhonda and their four children. Philip volunteers at Revolve Church in Durham where he and his family attend.

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Patrick Cosgrove
Service Technician
844-805-4568

Patrick joined Johnson Lexus in 2016 after moving to Raleigh from Savannah, GA. He has worked on Lexus vehicles for four years. Patrick is happily married and a loving father of twin boys. He is an avid reader and passionate fan of heavy metal. Patrick makes the absolute best latkes while listening to Fiddler on the Roof.

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Candice R. Ramos
Service Manager
(919) 433-8841, Mobile: (919) 669-6323

Candice is from Alexandria, VA and joined Johnson Lexus in 1992 after graduating from East Carolina University with a Marketing Management degree. She has worked at both Johnson Lexus locations during her tenure here. She loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling the world.

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Ron Kerr
Service Consultant
(919) 433-8855

Ron is a Durham native. He attended Hillside High School and Methodist college. He has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. He has been with Johnson Automotive since 2005. He is married to Elizabeth Pearce from Biloxi Mississippi. Together they have taken care of their parents. Ron loves the outdoors and takes advantage of it when possible.

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Kevin Miles
Service Consultant
(919) 433-8854, Mobile: (919) 885-4751

Kevin joined Johnson Lexus in 2004. He has been in the automotive industry since 1994. Kevin spends his spare time on the farm where he lives with his family and friends.

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Kevin Boyd
Assistant Service Manager
(919) 433-8850, Mobile: (919) 559-7749

Kevin joined Johnson Lexus in February 2012 after a long career in the newspaper industry. Kevin has volunteered for The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Committee Chair (P.R. and Logistics and One Mile Fun Run) as well as serving on the Executive Race Committee. Growing up in North Carolina and Indianapolis, Indiana, Kevin became a huge race fan, attending dozens of races including 26 Indianapolis 500s. In his free time Kevin and his wife tend to an expansive garden and work on their 1950's ranch home.

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James Glen
Courtesy Car Supervisor
844-805-4568

Jim joined Johnson Lexus in 2011. He is originally from Bethlehem, PA. Jim is an Army veteran and has worked with computer support and banking companies. He likes many outdoor activities and enjoys baking for his friends and family.

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Jesse Law
Service Appointment Coordinator
(919) 443-8837

Jesse joined Johnson Lexus in February 2017. He is an avid reader and enjoys running and baking.

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Finance Department

Mostafa Ahmed Abou-Auf
Finance & Insurance Manager
(919) 433-8827


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Azza Al-Ejjo
Finance & Insurance Manager

Azza worked with Johnson Automotive in 2012 before expanding her experience and venturing into the Toyota brand for several years. Upon gaining more knowledge and experience, she seized the opportunity to return to Johnson Lexus in 2017. Azza enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and meeting new people

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Ed Hines
Finance Director
(919) 877-1827

Ed joined Johnson Lexus in 2013. He is originally from Greenville, NC and currently resides in Cary, NC. Ed is married to his beautiful wife Keli and has three wonderful children and loves spending time with them in his free time.

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Lexus Delivery Specialists

Mac Lewis
Lexus Delivery Specialist
(919) 433-8831

Mac joined Johnson Lexus in 2015. He enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and enjoying time with his family.

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Dougald Fountain
Lexus Delivery Specialist
(919) 433-8831

Dougald has been with Johnson Lexus since 2015. He volunteers at Urban Ministries, Habitat for Humanity and Pancakes for the People. He was born on March 14th (Pi Day) and has memorized PI to 50 digits.

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Stephen Parson
Lexus Delivery Specialist
(919) 433-8831

Stephen has been with Johnson Lexus since 2014. His hobbies include drawing and painting and he enjoys watching sports. Stephen volunteers with Dream Center in Burlington, NC and is known for making a "killer" hamburger.

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Jamie Perry
Lexus Delivery Specialist
(919) 433-8831

Jamie joined Johnson Lexus in 2017. She enjoys reading, streaming music, collecting cigar boxes and photography as well as volunteering at church. A fun fact about Jamie is that she has never broken a bone.

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Parts Department

Michael Claiborne, Jr.
Parts Consultant
(919) 433-8902

Mike Claiborne has been with Johnson Lexus since 2016. During his off time Mike enjoys mountain biking and restoring old cars.

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Mark Crawford
Parts Consultant
(919) 433-8903

Mark has been in the parts business for 39 years. He has been with Johnson Lexus since 2004. While away from work, Mark enjoys watching college sports.

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Jimmy Hodges
Parts Counterperson

Jimmy Hodges has been in the parts business for 26 years and joined Johnson Lexus in 2017. While not at work, Jimmy has served for 15 years as a Lieutenant with the Haw River volunteer fire department.

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Brian Francis
Parts Counterperson
(919) 433-8904

Brian joined Johnson Lexus in March 2017 with over 17 years of Toyota Master experience. He is originally from Southern California and relocated to North Carolina in May 2004. He loves anything outdoors…camping, hiking, fishing, and yard work.

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Bill Upton
Parts Manager
(919) 433-8909

Bill joined Johnson Lexus in 1997 and has served several roles in the Parts Department's at both the Raleigh and Durham location. Originally from FL, Bill moved to NC after serving in the US Army. While away from the store, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his 3 lovely granddaughters. An animal lover, Bill and his wife have 3 dogs that they enjoy spoiling.

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Gary Delgrande
Parts Consultant
(919) 433-8905

Gary joined Johnson Lexus September of 2003. He is a Lexus Master Certified Parts Counterman and owns two Lexus cars - an IS convertible and an IS 350 F-sport. Gary likes to ride his bike on the Neuse river trail and is a great cook.

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Lexus Technology Specialist

Matt Spinak
Lexus Technology Specialist
(919) 433-8829

Matt has been with Johnson Lexus since 2008. When not at work Matt races motorcycles. He also plays the drums and is known for his freestyle beatboxing.

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