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  • Joseph Akers
    General Manager
    480. 994. 9000

    I grew up in Rodeo, CA. I left California to study at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I have spent the past 27 years working for a dealer group representing the Ford & Nissan brands. After 30+ years in Virginia, I have made my way back West to Arizona. During my free time I love to golf, bowl and play poker. 

  • Haydn Howe
    General Sales Manager
    480. 994. 7920

    I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I relocated from San Diego, CA after accepting the Sales Manager position at Porsche Chandler. I have worked for Porsche Chandler for over 2 years. I have been in Sales management since 2001. I have 15 years of experience as a Porsche Certified Manager as well as Porsche Brand Ambassador Sales Manager. I am passionate about long distance running, having ran several marathons as well as an ultramarathons.

  • Lee Jones
    Sales Manager
    480. 994. 7920

    I have spent over 30 years working in the Automotive industry here in Arizona. I originally got my start in the industry working part-time as a parts driver for Porsche and Audi in 1990. I moved to Arizona to attend college in 1981 from Los Angeles, California. During my spare time I enjoy boating, Kayaking, fishing and horse racing.

  • Jim Whitney
    Sales Manager - Pre-Owned
    480. 994. 9000

    Although I am originally from New York City, it has been a pleasure living in Arizona since 1966. Ever since I sold my 1st car in 1969, I guess you can say that the automotive industry has been the life that I share with my loved ones. Aside from my focus on customer service and the automotive industry, my passion is collecting fine and historical timepieces. The only thing that surpasses my passion for collecting timepieces is the admiration that I have for precision engineered Porsche vehicles. I am proud to be able to represent such a prestigious and well-respected company such as Porsche Chandler.

  • Karen Cain
    Finance Director
    480. 944. 9000

    I have been in the Auto Finance Industry for 25 years. I love my work, and love meeting new people. I am married and have two daughters, not living at home. My husband and I enjoy spending time hiking and camping with our two dogs Britany, and Molly. I spent 20 years in DuBois, PA in the freezing cold. I moved to Arizona about 17 years ago, and I love the sun and the heat. I am an avid hiker, and have hiked trails all over the Phoenix area, as well as the Grand Canyon rim to rim, and backpacked Yosemite. If you don't see me at work, there's a good chance you will find me on a hiking trail.

  • Duncan Gartin
    Finance Advisor
    480. 994. 9000

    I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona till the age of 10 when I relocated to San Diego, California then later San Jose for the next 20 years. I am happy to relocate back to Arizona. Prior to joining the team at Porsche Chandler, I worked for Porsche Stevens Creek in San Jose for 5 years doing Sales and Finance. As a certified brand ambassador and massive brand enthusiast, I am well versed in all-things Porsche. 

  • Chris Pauken
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    480. 994. 9000

    Originally, I'm from Toledo, Ohio but later I moved to Arizona in 1978. While growing up in the city of Mesa, I remember always loving fast cars and dreaming of owning a Porsche 911 just like the one on the poster I had pinned to my bedroom wall. My parents owned a small dealership and I myself have been involved in the automotive industry since 1993. After a long day, I enjoy going home and spending time with my two dogs and my pet tortoise.

  • Adam Frank
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    480. 994. 9000

    I was born and raised here in Arizona. Most of the time I spent growing up in the east valley of the Phoenix area, with exception to my time spent at Dartmouth College where I not only received my college degree, but I was a Division 1 Pitcher for the college baseball team. I take pride in being a "people person" and cannot wait to serve our clients in a truly exceptional way and share my passion for the Porsche brand.

  • Ashani Salmon
    Brand Ambassador
    480. 994. 9000

    Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica I moved to Philadelphia in 2011. As a Jamaican, Philadelphia winters and I were not friends... So I headed to Florida in 2015 and decided to make my final move to call Arizona home in 2019. I've been passionate about cars for as long as I can remember, so working with Porsche is an absolute dream. 

    In my spare time I enjoy music, drawing and painting. 

  • Rick Mosley
    Brand Ambassador
    480. 994. 9000

    I was born in Oceanside, CA. However, my father was in the USMC, so I've lived many other countries and states. I don't really consider myself from anywhere specific. I spent several years as a child growing up in Arizona, and my parents retired here. I recently moved here from Oregon to be closer to family. I started working for Porsche Chandler in March of 2021.

  • Bob Banes
    480. 994 .9000

    I am originally from the north suburbs of Chicago and moved to Arizona in 2011, saying goodbye to winter and hello to sunshine. With over 25 years of experience in the auto industry, I understand the importance of a customer-first mentality. I believe developing and maintaining relationships is key to the success of a dealership and look forward to assisting with your future purchase.

  • James McArdle
    Service Manager
    480. 994. 9000

    I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I attended the Universal Institute in Avondale, Arizona 15 years ago while working as a part-time service valet. From there I progressed into a Service Advisor role and eventually Service Management. I am new to the Porsche brand however I have been a fan since childhood. The 1st poster on my wall was a 930 Slantnose. Prior to joining the Porsche Chandler team I  I was a Service Manager at BMW of Omaha, Nebraska. In my spare time I enjoy building and racing cars, the culinary arts trying new restaurants as well as hiking and weekend getaways,

  • Michael Leis
    Service Advisor
    480. 994. 7900

    I was raised in Huntington Beach, California and moved to Arizona when I was young. I've been in service-operations for over 9 years for various manufacturers in the automotive-space. Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and children, riding my motorcycle and wood-working.

  • Kyle Snyder
    Parts Manager
    480. 994. 7901

    I was born and raised in New York. I moved to Arizona in 2010 and have loved every minute of it. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, off-roading, and reading. I bring eight years of automotive parts experience to the table.

  • Joshua Mueller
    Parts Specialist
    480. 944. 7901

    I was born and raised in Queen Creek, Arizona. Prior to joining the Porsche Chandler team I worked for a local Honda dealership for nine years in their parts department. I started in the automotive industry as a detailer in 2012. In my spare time I enjoy watching sports, spending time with my family as well as my dogs.

  • Geoffrey Nicholson
    Parts Specialist
    480. 944. 7901

    I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I've been a car nut my whole life. My first remote control car was a Porsche race car, and I've loved Porsches ever since. I grew up around racing; my dad was a very avid member of the SCCA since the early 60's with several trophies for road racing. At the age of 12, I even got into go-kart racing. I've been working in automotive since 1999 and moved to AZ in 2003. In my spare time, I'm spending time with my wife and all of our pets.


Meet the Staff at Porsche Chandler

Need help finding your dream car? The friendly sales staff at Porsche Chandler will be happy to assist you. We have many years of experience in helping people in Chandler, AZ find just the right luxury vehicle. We'll answer all your questions about the Porsche cars and SUVs in our vast inventory, so you'll have total satisfaction with the vehicle you choose.

If a used vehicle is a better fit for your budget, our knowledgeable sales team will help Phoenix drivers find one that fits their style from our massive selection. We'll give you all the details about the car, show you the CARFAX vehicle history report, and take you for a test drive in the model of your choice.

We know that financing a new or used car can be stressful for some of our Tempe customers. Fortunately, our dedicated financial advisors know all the ins and outs about car loans and leases. We'll explain all your options and help you find a plan that's affordable for you.

After you drive away in your new or used luxury car, Porsche Chandler doesn't just forget about you. People in Tempe can rely on the factory-trained mechanics in our service center to handle all their critical auto maintenance. We'll help you protect your investment and keep it in tip-top operating condition.

Need parts or accessories for your Porsche car or SUV? The professionals in our parts center can guide Mesa, AZ drivers to the genuine Porsche parts that were made for their vehicle. We can also steer you to Porsche accessories that will help your car look or run better.

The people at Porsche Chandler are committed to providing you the most enjoyable dealership experience possible. Visit our dealership for all your luxury car needs.