The DonohooAuto Team

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  • Isaac Leal
    Sales Pro

  • Monica Melendez
    Sales Coordinator

  • Morgan Sanderson
    Sales Coordinator

  • Jay Martin - GM
    General Manager

    Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. 

    About: Jay's been with Donohoo since the early days...he has 11 years with the company. As general manager, he's part of the reason that we have such a strong team culture. When he's not working, this father of two enjoys family, sports, working around the house, and music. In fact, he says he "absolutely could not live without music."

    Customer Service: He says it makes him genuinely happy to see the joy when someone buys a new car. And, he reads each and every survey we receive...the positive ones mean the world, and anything less than five stars gives us a chance to improve. 

  • Tyler Little
    Sales Pro

  • Eugene Gualdron
    Sales Pro

  • Chelsie French
    Finance Member

  • Jimmy Burns - Service
    Service Manager

    Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. 

    About: When your vehicle needs service, Jimmy's your guy. He's been with DonohooAuto for nine years and loves the people he works with. An "Alabama boy" to the core, he spends his free time hunting and fishing, and of course, spending time with family and friends. This Crimson Tide fan is happiest when the people around him are happy - he loves to see someone laugh. 

    Personal Philosophy: Always stay humble and kind. 

  • Jim Hardy - Sales
    Sales Pro

  • Mark Hubbard - Sales
    Senior Sales Pro

    Hometown: Roebuck, Ala. 

    About: The youngest of six children, Mark is married with three dogs. He's an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, grilling, building furniture, and Alabama football. Friends describe him as funny, thoughtful and trustworthy...and someone once told him he was the "songbird of his generation." 

    Personal Philosophy: The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. 

  • Eric Jones - Sales
    Senior Sales Pro

    Hometown: Roebuck, Ala. 

     Eric is our most senior sales pro, with more than five years with the Donohoo Auto family. Hardworking, he manages to strike a work/life balance, believing that you should "never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." When not at work, he enjoys biking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. 

    Customer Service: Customers call him well-spoken and courteous. He advises his customers to take a measured approach to car-buying, encouraging them to do their research and check the Carfax and Autocheck history reports. 

  • Edwin Leal - Sales
    Sales Manager

    Hometown: Newark, N.J. 

    About: Edwin is a five-year team member at DonohooAuto and is a father to three. He loves the art of the deal...he'll flip anything that can be sold. He also gives his time to Church of the Highlands as a translator. 

    Personal Philosophy: Integrity is everything. No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.  

  • Kyle Partridge - Sales
    Sales Pro

  • Mo Sandoval - Sales
    Sales Pro

    Hometown: Helena, Ala. 

    About: Mo started at DonohooAuto washing cars and worked his way over to sales. He believes "No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned." But when he does rest, he likes to play pool and also enjoys kayaking and playing baseball. 

    Customer Service: Carefree and outgoing, Mo loves getting to meet new people every day. He said the best compliment he's received was from a customer who expressed interest in hiring him away from Donohoo due to his outstanding customer service. 

  • Alex Wolfe - Sales
    Sales Pro

    Hometown: Helena, Ala. 

    About: When he's not helping his customers buy the perfect vehicle, Alex would rather be outside - bass fishing if given the opportunity. Although his home is in Alabama, his heart is with Pittsburgh sports teams - Steelers, Pirates, Penguins - he likes them all. 

    Favorite Quote: "Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistency, hard work, gains success. Greatness will come." - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 

  • Adam Wren - Sales
    Sales Pro

  • Jonathon Yale - Sales
    Senior Sales Pro

  • Nic Hagewood - Finance
    Senior Finance Manager

    Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. 

    About: Nic has worked at DonohooAuto for more than eight years. He's a family man with a young son and daughter. When he's not working or spending time with his family, you'll find him at the poker table. Friends call him generous and a trusted advisor. 

    Advice for customers: Finance your purchase. Interest rates are low, and you'll have money left for other needs. 

  • Marci Pyle - Finance
    Closing Manager

    Hometown: Oxford, Ala. 

    About: Marci is a Bama fan who loves to hit the links. She's been a part of the DonohooAuto family for eight years now and says her favorite part of working for Donohoo is hearing all of the positive feedback she receives from our customers. 

    Favorite Quote: "People will forget what you say and forget what you did, but they will always remember the way you made them feel."

  • Chris Seay - Finance
    Finance Manager

    Hometown: Tarrant, Ala. 

    About: A father to two, Chris is a country boy at heart. His "dream car" is a 1956 Chevrolet 3100 short bed step side pickup. And what would he listen to on the radio? Country music, of course! When he's not at work, he enjoys spending time with family or tinkering with computers or cars. 

    Customer Service: He says the best compliment he ever received was from a customer who said that he "gave them hope that the car industry isn't full of dishonest people." He loves all of his customers, but especially loves when a vehicle purchase is a surprise for someone! 

  • Michele Stewart - Finance
    Closing Agent

  • Becky Whitaker - Finance
    Closing Agent

    Hometown: Andalusia, Ala. 

    About: Becky is a Crimson Tide fan who loves spending time with her three dogs. She's also a skilled woodworker. If she could have her dream car, it wouldn't be a car at'd be a monster truck! 

    Inspirational quote: All things are possible for those who believe. Mark 9:23

  • Erika Herrera - Sales
    Sales Coordinator

  • Maria Hernandez - Sales
    Sales Coordinator

    Hometown: Houston, Texas

    About: The oldest of six children, Maria is gifted at making customers feel at ease. She loves country music and working out - in fact, she's also working on her personal trainer certification. Friends describe her as spontaneous, genuine and carefree. She says the best part of working at Donohoo is getting to meet new people. 

    Favorite Quote: "Step with care and great tact. And remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act." - Dr. Seuss

  • Kathryn Simmelink - Sales
    Sales Operations Manager
    (205) 769-3108

    Hometown: Homewood, Ala. 

    About: Kathryn is a six-year veteran at DonohooAuto and has seen a lot of changes over the years. What hasn't changed, she says, is Donohoo's commitment to providing excellent customer service. A busy mom to two toddlers, Kathryn spends her down time enjoying her family and her church family. 

    Advice to customers: Do your research, test drive everything you are interested in, don't rush the decision.