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Management

  • Gene Galushko

    Gene Galushko

    General Manager

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    Gene Galushko

    Gene Galushko

    General Manager

    I am Gene, the General Manager of Schomp Mazda. I am originally from Ukraine, Kiev and moved to Colorado in 1992. Before joining the Schomp Automotive Group, I worked in IT. I wanted to work for Schomp because of their refreshing way of selling cars & how they took care of clients. I began my automotive career in 2001.

    When I am not working, you can find me hunting, fishing, and playing all sports. My passion is my family. A fun fact about me is that I also speak Russian since I grew up in Ukraine.

    Here at Schomp Mazda, I am committed to doing everything I can to make sure every client is treated kindly and is happy every time you visit our store. Please reach out to me if there is anything I can help with!

  • Tom Daniel

    Tom Daniel

    Sales Manager

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    Tom Daniel

    Tom Daniel

    Sales Manager

  • Todd Connell

    Todd Connell

    Fleet Manager

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    Todd Connell

    Todd Connell

    Fleet Manager

    I’m Todd Connell, and I’m the Fleet Manager at Schomp Automotive representing the Hyundai and Mazda brands. Originally, I’m from Columbus Ohio, but I came to Colorado in 2008. I’ve first started in the Automotive Industry in 2013. I chose to join the Schomp Automotive organization because I wanted to further challenge myself and Schomp has an impeccable reputation. Before coming to Schomp I spent 14 + years in the food/beverage, and hospitality industry, though I spent the past 7 years in automotive sales and service.

    My wife and children are my biggest hobby although, I love to golf, read, and I overall enjoy ALL that Colorado has to offer. I’m really passionate about Ohio State Football, playing golf, the outdoors and helping others! I always put my customers at ease by understanding the hospitality side of the car business. It makes it easy to have an empathetic point of view and being able to listen. I look forward to assisting you with your next vehicle purchase or lease!

Sales

  • Bego Karalic

    Bego Karalic

    Client Advisor

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    Bego Karalic

    Bego Karalic

    Client Advisor

    Hi, my name is Bego. I was born in Bosnia, grew up in Germany and came to the US when I was 11 and have been in Colorado ever since. I started my automotive career at Kuni Honda as a lot tech and moved up to sales 6 months after. I was there for 2 years and now have been at the Schomp Mazda for 5 Years now. I love cars, working on them and pretty much anything to do with them. You can say cars are my passion and anything that goes fast. I have had a lot of jobs – more than most people have had in a lifetime – until I found that selling cars is something I love to do. I am your guy if you’re looking for a New Mazda or any kind of used car, my car knowledge is pretty extensive.

  • Avery Torrez

    Avery Torrez

    Client Advisor

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    Avery Torrez

    Avery Torrez

    Client Advisor

    Hi, my name is Avery I’m a born and raised Colorado native. I previously worked with Schomp MINI as a Detailer before moving into a position as a Client Advisor here at Mazda. I spend my free time running with my 2 Huskies, enjoying downtown Denver, and hiking.

  • Sean Salansky

    Sean Salansky

    Client Advisor

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    Sean Salansky

    Sean Salansky

    Client Advisor

    I was born in Wright Patterson, Ohio, and jumped around in early childhood before settling in Colorado in 2002. I graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI in the fall of 2016 with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Culture and a B.A. in Linguistics. I am very passionate about learning languages, I believe that there is something to learn and beauty in every conversation. I can speak Chinese fluently and spend my free time learning Japanese and Korean. I also like to play soccer and shoot archery when I’m available.

    I recently finished working for The Walt Disney Company in Beijing, China as a North Region Foreign Trainer and Marketing Strategist before starting my first job in the automotive industry here at Schomp Automotive in 2019. My main reason for wanting to be a part of the Schomp family is to help make a difference in people’s lives. I take great pride in making sure that a customer has a great experience while finding a product that truly is their perfect fit.

  • Micah Wiedenhoeft

    Micah Wiedenhoeft

    Client Advisor

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    Micah Wiedenhoeft

    Micah Wiedenhoeft

    Client Advisor

    My name is Micah and I am originally from a small town in Wisconsin called Ixonia. I have been living in Colorado since July of 2015. This is my first job in the automotive industry, and I’m proud to be part of the team at Schomp Mazda. I am a huge Mazda enthusiast, so it was only natural to get involved with a dealership who has a Mazda location. Before I worked with Schomp I was the General Manager of a dispensary in Denver. I spend the majority of my free time snowboarding and working on project cars belonging to me as well as vehicles belonging to my friends. That being said, cars are something that I am extremely passionate about. I would like my customers to know that I am a very personable and knowledgeable advisor who takes pride in assisting my clients in getting them into the right vehicle that suits their needs.

  • Matt Hartnett

    Matt Hartnett

    Client Advisor

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    Matt Hartnett

    Matt Hartnett

    Client Advisor

    I’m originally from San Francisco, California but I moved here to Colorado in 2017. This is my first stint in the Automotive Industry, and I applied to Schomp because I wanted to begin building a career and was aware of how good of a place Schomp is to accomplish that goal. What really attracted me to the Schomp was the One Price. One Person. One Hour.® business model. My sales experience has always been focused on customer service rather than commission-based, and I’m here so I can help meet people’s needs in an honest and transparent environment.

    I spent most of my professional life working retail at Best Buy while doing 3D digital modeling work on the side. 3D modeling is now a hobby and a passion of mine, as well as anything that involves spending time with my girlfriend and our dog, such as hiking! Also, I’m dyslexic, so don’t be afraid to correct me if I start reading everything backwards!

  • Joseph Aya

    Joseph Aya

    Client Advisor

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    Joseph Aya

    Joseph Aya

    Client Advisor

  • Andrea Parra

    Andrea Parra

    Client Advisor

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    Andrea Parra

    Andrea Parra

    Client Advisor

  • Zack Martinez

    Zack Martinez

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    Zack Martinez

    Zack Martinez

    Client Advisor

  • Jordan White

    Jordan White

    Client Advisor

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    Jordan White

    Jordan White

    Client Advisor

  • Cesar Sanchez

    Cesar Sanchez

    Client Advisor

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    Cesar Sanchez

    Cesar Sanchez

    Client Advisor

  • Rikki Haney

    Rikki Haney

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    Rikki Haney

    Rikki Haney

    Client Advisor

  • Lawrence Tee

    Lawrence Tee

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    Lawrence Tee

    Lawrence Tee

    Client Advisor

  • Deeray Bolding

    Deeray Bolding

    Delivery Specialist

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    Deeray Bolding

    Deeray Bolding

    Delivery Specialist

Service

  • David Paraday

    David Paraday

    Service Manager

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    David Paraday

    David Paraday

    Service Manager

    Hi, I am David. I was born & raised here in Colorado. In 2007, I started my career in the automotive industry as a factory rep with MINI USA. I heard about Schomp & was impressed with their MINI dealership, so that is what urged me to work here. During my time off, I love to hike with my wife and dogs. A fun fact about me is that I was lucky enough to fly the Goodyear blimp…twice!

    I am passionate about people being treated fairly and I am proud to say that here at Schomp Mazda, our team will always treat our customers with fairness and a high level of customer service.

  • Amanda Newton

    Amanda Newton

    Service Advisor

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    Amanda Newton

    Amanda Newton

    Service Advisor

    I’m Amanda, but some people call me Mandy Brooke. I’m a proud Colorado Native and proud to be a Service Advisor here at Schomp Mazda. I decided I wanted a career change, and joined the team in 2019. Before joining, I was in the Armed Guard. When I’m not at the dealership, I’m probably hanging out with my family and friends enjoying hobbies like dancing, music, snowboarding, camping, or getting a tattoo. Come see me at Schomp Mazda and I’ll take great care of you, and your vehicle!

  • Billy Phillips

    Billy Phillips

    Service Advisor

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    Billy Phillips

    Billy Phillips

    Service Advisor

Parts

  • Mark Lightsey

    Mark Lightsey

    Parts Manager

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    Mark Lightsey

    Mark Lightsey

    Parts Manager

    Hello, my name is Mark Lightsey. I was born and raised here in Colorado, and I’ve worked with Mazda for more than 25 years in all Parts Department positions. I like to spend my free time watching sports and fishing.

  • Terry Beyer

    Terry Beyer

    Parts Advisor

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    Terry Beyer

    Terry Beyer

    Parts Advisor

Collision Center

  • Ken Knoche

    Ken Knoche

    Collision Center Manager

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    Ken Knoche

    Ken Knoche

    Collision Center Manager

    I’m Ken and I‘m happy to assist you at Schomp Collision. I’m originally from Hammond Indiana, and I moved to Colorado in 1981. I’ve been in the automotive industry for most of my working life. I started washing cars at a local Chevrolet dealership before moving to Parts and working for an aftermarket parts supplier. I then worked as a motorcycle mechanic and was the technician for a Kawasaki race team.

    I took a break from civilian life and joined the Army and served in Europe. When I was discharged, I went to work as a dealership technician before working my way up to Shop Foreman, then Service Manager, and ultimately landing as a Director of Fixed Operations. Later on, I moved into the Collision side of the industry and built and managed several facilities. I’ve worked for Daniels Chevrolet for 23 years, Cars Collision, as well as Gerber collision. I am also a certified counselor.

    I decided to join the Schomp organization because of its outstanding reputation. I love the outdoors and have too many hobbies. I enjoy golf, fly fishing, and I’m an avid fly tier. I’m a member of the Single Action Shooting Society and enjoy cowboy action shooting. I ride motorcycles and love woodworking. I am passionate about helping people be who they were created to be and live their dreams. I’m a Theme Park Junkie – I Love Disneyland and Universal Studios as well as water parks.

  • Jeremy Delao

    Jeremy Delao

    Production Manager

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    Jeremy Delao

    Jeremy Delao

    Production Manager

    Hello, my name is Jeremy. I was born in the Los Angeles area and moved to the Riverside, CA around the age of 14 before relocating to Colorado at 32 years old. Before the Schomp Automotive Group took over operations of the Shortline Collision Center, I worked at Gateway Collision Center. In my career history, I’ve worked for Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer and conductor in the LA service unit. In my spare time, I play video games, go to the gym, and I’ve recently started exploring more of the mountains and all that the great state of Colorado has to offer.

  • Cristal Munoz

    Cristal Munoz

    Collision Center Estimator

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    Cristal Munoz

    Cristal Munoz

    Collision Center Estimator

    Hello, I am Cristal. I am from Yuma, Colorado. I came to the Denver Metro area in 2010 but I was raised in the plains of Colorado. In 2017, I began working as a Service Advisor. I decided I wanted to work at Schomp after I purchased a vehicle from Schomp Honda and I had a great experience. Before working here, I worked for AT&T for four years and AutoNation Honda as a service advisor for a year. Some hobbies of mine include reading, baking, and spending time with my three hyper dogs. I am passionate about my family – I love being able to excel and make them proud.

    I am here to help in any way! I understand that life happens, and I am here to guy you through the process & insure that you get back on the road safely.

  • Brian Duran

    Brian Duran

    Body Shop Estimator

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    Brian Duran

    Brian Duran

    Body Shop Estimator

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