Mike has been in the automotive industry in both retail and corporate positions for 22 years. He is originally from Benton, Tennessee where he grew up working on a neighbor’s farm from age 9 to age 18. He then went to Carson-Newman College on a football scholarship where he was blessed to have played Free Safety on 2 National Championship teams. During his summers through his college years, he was a whitewater guide on the Ocoee River. After graduating college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education, Mike coached football and baseball and taught English on the high school level for 10 years. To earn more money to support a growing family, Mike began selling cars for a Toyota dealership in the summers, and this is when he fell in love with the automotive industry. What attracted Mike to the Jim Ellis Group is the Ellis family’s unwavering commitment to core values that are very much like his own. He believes treating people with dignity and respect, being transparent and honest, treating people like family, and being courteous and gracious to everyone is how businesses thrive and are successful. He also believes having a great attitude, being kind, and having a strong work ethic are controllable choices we can make every day, and he strives every day to make a positive impact on the people around him.
Steven Dooley was born and raised in the Atlanta area. Involved in the automotive industry since 1999, Steven first worked for Jim Ellis in 2002. He returned to Jim Ellis in 2005 and joined the Jim Ellis Porsche team in 2007. He was a Porsche service advisor from 2007 until he joined the Porsche Atlanta Perimeter internet sales team in 2013. Steven has been married for two years to his beautiful bride Jillian. Their first child was born in September of 2014. Steven enjoys spending time with his wonderful family and amazing friends. In his spare time you will likely find Steven enjoying the great outdoors, whether he is in the woods, on a pond, sitting on the beach, or just cutting the grass.
Duffy has been with the Jim Ellis organization since 2001. He started as a porter for Porsche/Audi/Mazda pre-owned sales while he was a senior in high school. He then spent time photographing all Jim Ellis pre-owned vehicles for the websites before he came back to Porsche as the inventory manager. After that he spent a few years in the Parts department before making his way into sales. He is a true Porsche enthusiast and has owned a handful of them over the years including a Boxster Spyder and 911 GT3. Duffy (his real name by the way) is a native of Atlanta and a huge Braves and Falcons fan. He is also a big motorsports fan and enjoys watching sports car racing and Formula 1. When he is away from work he loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
Chris is as true a Metro Atlanta native as one can be. Growing up in East Cobb, Chris received his BBA from Kennesaw State. A 14-year veteran in the automobile industry, customer service and client loyalty are his primary focus. Since childhood, Chris has admired elegant vehicles, and being part of Porsche Atlanta Perimeter is a dream come true. In his free time Chris enjoys travelling, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
Jonathan has over 15 years of experience with Porsche. He took his hobby of working on cars and turned it in to a career he is passionate about. Jonathan graduated from the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program and relocated here to Atlanta.
Born and raised in the Buffalo, New York area, Pete has always been surrounded by and involved in the automotive technical world. After serving three combat tours in the Marine Corps following high school, Pete graduated from Universal Technical Institute and the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program. He continued his love for all things automotive at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. Pete has a passion for giving quality service and ensuring that each vehicle arriving in the shop is given the same care and attention that he gives his own vehicles. When not in the shop or continuing his military service in the reserve forces, Pete enjoys spending his time with his wife of 10 years and two daughters ages 4 and 6.
Julia was born and raised in the beautiful city of Medellin, Colombia (coffee capital of the world). She’s been in the automotive industry ever since she was 16. She’s previously worked at Mercedes-Benz and Audi. After she obtained her BBA with a concentration in international business and studied abroad in France, Belgium, and Switzerland, she began pursuing a career in law. Realizing it wasn’t meant to be, she went back to what she was truly passionate about – German engineering. She believes Porsche is the epitome of German engineering and perfection. You can find Julia spending her free time trying new restaurants, reading, or shopping.
Chad grew up in the southwestern US and has traveled extensively. He has always loved the Porsche brand. Twenty three years in higher education and software sales taught him the importance of product expertise and superior customer service. The last seven years in high line automobile sales reconnected him with his first love. He is thrilled to join the Jim Ellis family at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter to help people choose the car of their dreams. When not connecting customers with vehicles that fuel their passion, Chad can be found spending time with his wife Linda and their 140 pound rescue dog Kaine, off roading, working out with is younger son or visiting his older son who teaches in China.
Jay joined the Jim Ellis organization in 1993 when he moved to Atlanta from CT. He has held various sales and management positions with our Volkswagen store and came to Porsche Atlanta Perimeter in 2017. Working with Porsche is a highlight in Jay’s career at Jim Ellis. Motorsports is one of Jay’s passions and when he’s not at work or spending time with his family, you can find Jay on the golf course.
Ervin has been in the auto industry since 1998. His passion for creating exceptional customer experiences and providing top quality service is what distinguishes him. Ervin has an extensive history of working in highline luxury brands including both Italian and German manufacturers where he worked in both service and sales. His love for cars and his heart to help people is what led him to start a career in the auto industry.
Rey joined Porsche Atlanta Perimeter in May 2019. He moved to Atlanta from Miami, FL and is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. His parents, Hugo and Rita, have always supported his love of cars, even at a very young age, often taking him to local car shows. He has loved his experience within the Jim Ellis family and hopes to continue his growth with them for many years to come. When Rey has some free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, his wife Dina, his dogs, watching baseball and motorsports, as well as traveling.
Originally from Delaware, Carl started in the automobile business in 1984 after attending the University of Delaware (Go Blue Hens). He moved to Georgia in 1997 & has been catering to Atlanta’s luxury market with impeccable service for 19 years. In his free time Carl enjoys watersports, boating, bluewater sport fishing & international travel. His most memorable vacation was spending one month in Vietnam enjoying their culture & some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. He’s been driving Porsche Passion since 2011.
The enthusiasm that I have for the Porsche brand comes from my father owning a signal orange 911T when I was a kid. I loved it when he would say, “Let’s go out for a drive.” The sights, sounds, smells and excitement of driving through the mountains and backroads cemented their imprint in my mind of what and how I now compare to all sports cars.
My goal with each and every client is for them to leave feeling that same anticipation and eagerness when they see their Porsche, get in their Porsche, and drive their Porsche. It’s something that once experienced, needs no further explanation, and something that you just can’t wait to tell other people about.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our chocolate lab (Lola), traveling, trying new cuisine, horology, fitness, and of course driving.
I started with Porsche in 2002 and through the years I got to experience the different generations of Porsche models. I came to realize that Porsche, besides being a sports car company, is an engineering company. This is why each model is unique and special. When I get asked, “what’s your favorite model of a Porsche?” it’s hard to say, because they’re all special and unique in their own way. To sum it up, it’s a brand for the enthusiast, and produces the finest sports cars in the world.
Roman Williams was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. He attended Morehouse College and after graduation decided to jump head first into the automotive industry. For the past 10 years he has had numerous jobs within the field. However, his passion has always been in racing automobiles. “As the Motorsport specialist at my previous store I enjoyed tailoring the experience for all of my clients, I will continue to provide that unique and exceptional experience to my previous and new clients as well. With Porsche, there is no better manufacturer that has such a rich history that can be combined with day to day usability. I look forward to helping you make your own history with the Jim Ellis Porsche Family.”
Umar was born in Queens, NY and raised in GA. He is currently attending school part-time at Kennesaw State majoring in Business and Information Systems. He has been passionate about cars as a young kid, and it has been a dream of his to make a career out of it. In his free time, Umar likes attending sporting events, car shows, and hanging out with friends in the city. He’s a big sports fan, with his favorite being football. Umar is excited to have the opportunity to work for the Jim Ellis Automotive Group and being a part of the team at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter.
Tommy has been with Porsche Atlanta Perimeter since August of 2014. He started working for the Parts department, and in July of 2016 made his way into sales. Tommy has worked for Honda, Acura, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz in both the parts and service departments. Porsche is his passion and he is very happy to be working for his dream company. Purchasing a 1983 944 at the age of 16, it was exciting to be the only one in high school with a Porsche. Soon thereafter, Tommy bought a 1986 944 Turbo, Tommy is brand loyal! His uncle is a Porsche Cars North America employee which helps fuel his passion for Porsche. Tommy also enjoys riding his Ducati and racing go-karts. Whether on two or four wheels, he is an avid fan of motorsports!
As a native of Georgia, Craig was raised watching Porsche win at Road Atlanta. He attended school at Universal Technical Institute and graduated from the Porsche Technician Apprenticeship Program in 2007. Craig and his father are both Porsche fanatics, and together they maintain his father’s collection of Porsche cars. Outside of Porsche he enjoys playing disc golf and spending time with his wife and son.
Aaron Dixon joined the Porsche team in 2018, and is a native of Atlanta. He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental geoscience. He loves cars, especially Porsche models and is thrilled to be part of the Porsche Atlanta Perimeter family.
Hanna was born and raised in Adidas Abba, Ethiopia. Graduating from university with a Bachelors degree, Hanna soon started a career with Coca Cola as a chemist. After several years, she moved to Los Angeles, California, working in her true passion, hospitality. Finally making her way to Atlanta, she continued her journey in hospitality with Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. She loves to help others and serves them with a smile.
Scott began working in the service department in 2000. He worked at Porsche of Barrington for 6 years where he learned the value of outstanding customer service. Scott then spent the next ten years with Mercedes Benz in his home state of Illinois. He moved to South Carolina spending one year with land Rover and Jaguar and before returning to the Porsche brand that he love at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter.
I was born and raised in Atlanta. A student/athlete (baseball) graduate of Jacksonville State University, I started my automotive career with a highline brand in 2001. I’m thoroughly excited to be a part of the Jim Ellis group and Porsche Atlanta Perimeter and continuing to build the ultimate experience for our clients. During my off time I enjoy spending time with my wife and newborn daughter. Along with family time my hobbies include baseball, training, and living a healthy lifestyle. I am an avid Braves, Yankees, and UGA fan along with a Green Bay Packers Shareholder of Ownership ( Go PACK)!
Tony was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate from Georgia State University, Tony pursued his career in the automotive industry. He has been with the Jim Ellis automotive group since 2003. Tony started at Jim Ellis Volkswagen where he served many roles before finally finding his niche as a service consultant. He transferred to the Porsche Atlanta Perimeter store in October of 2015 and is excited and grateful for what the future holds. When not at work, Tony loves spending time in the city with his wife, Lindsay, and friends.
Darlene is originally from Kampala, Uganda, but was raised right here in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently pursuing her first degree at Georgia State University. New to the Jim Ellis family, she is excited for all the learning opportunities and experiences that the Porsche dealership has to offer her. She hopes that one day she will be able to own one of the gorgeous cars herself. In her spare time, Darlene enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family.
Darrell Cox was born in 1958 at Grady Memorial Hospital, and has lived in Georgia all his life. In 2004 he joined Porsche working as a porter. He is currently working as the wash and detail coordinator as well as handling upkeep in the service shop. Darrell has been a long and valued employee for over a decade and is loved by all those around him. When not working, he enjoys watching sports and movies. Darrell is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure every customer’s car is clean from front to back before leaving the dealership. If anyone needs tips on how to keep their car in pristine condition, he is the answer man.
Johnny is a native to Atlanta and an avid Falcons fan. Having been in the automotive industry for a number of years, he is happy to be a part of the Jim Ellis family. In his free time Johnny practices Mixed Martial Arts such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jujitsu. Planning to compete again, he hopes to become a world champion.
Raised in Pensacola, FL. Spent half my life living in Texas and Florida. Have over 20 years dealership experience. I enjoy providing customers with the best service experience. Recently moved to Atlanta & The Jim Ellis Company. I love working at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. I have 2 favorite things I enjoy being a fan of very, very much. The Dallas Cowboys and Star Wars. May the force be with you, always.
Born and raised in Buford, Ga, Kyle has always been an avid sports car enthusiast as he attends many car events and races all over the country, which drove him to work at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. He started as a valet in 2016 and just recently took the opportunity to become a parts specialist for Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. He is extremely proud to work for one of the finest dealers of Atlanta. In his free time he likes to go to car races, car shows, and the lake.
Chris started working for Porsche Atlanta Perimeter in 2015 as a Parts Inventory Specialist. He is proud to work for the premiere German car brand with one of the finest dealerships in Atlanta. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, the local Atlanta music scene, and is an avid film enthusiast. Chris looks forward to gaining more knowledge and experience in the automotive industry, learning more about the rich history of Porsche, and is very excited to be a new member of the Porsche Atlanta Perimeter team.
Travis started as a delivery driver in October 2009. He worked his way up to into the Porsche parts department in May 2012 and became a counterman the following year. In 2018, Travis became the assistant parts manager. Travis is a huge fan of baseball and football, especially the Braves and the Auburn Tigers. Travis has been married to his wonderful wife, Mindy, since August 1st, 2009. They love watching sports together and playing with their two cats, Aubie and Newton.
Cole was born and raised in Sugar Hill, Georgia. Cole grew up playing baseball and then eventually switched to motorsports around age 11. He raced WKA go-karts for about 7 years then switched to cars and participated in many Porsche club events. Cole’s interest in motorsports drove him to take a position at Jim Ellis Porsche. In his spare time he enjoys listening to and discovering new music, attending concerts and eating delicious food.
Ryan was born in Akron, Ohio and grew up BMX racing and playing baseball. He moved to the Atlanta area in 1999. Shortly after, he found his passion for cars, constantly taking things apart and putting them back together for fun. In 2006 he started his automotive career. He has been with the Porsche brand for 6 years and has 15 years of parts experience. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and physical fitness.
Hector was born in Bogota, Colombia and came to the US in 2002. He joined the Jim Ellis Buick Mall of Georgia family in 2010 and became a Porsche parts team member in 2016. He has been married to his wife, Yelenne, for 12 years and they have raised 2 wonderful daughters, Morgan and Mikayla. Hector is an all-sports enthusiast but his passion is NASCAR and soccer. One of his favorite teams is the German team, Bayern Munich. He enjoys dancing, hiking, the beach and spending quality time traveling with his family.
Jared is native-born, from Kennesaw, Georgia. He was previously with the Jim Ellis Audi dealership in 2009. Jared has been with Porsche Atlanta Perimeter since April 4th 2018 and has two family members that work for the Jim Ellis organization. His brother, James, is a 15 year employee and is a technician at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. His mother, Pamela, works in accounting at Jim Ellis Volkswagen as a billing and warranty clerk. Jared enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, discovering more of the local scene that is Atlanta, billiards, good live music, food and crafts.
Daniel was born and raised in Buford, Georgia. Growing up in athletics such as football, track & field and baseball, he thrives in a team-oriented environment. Starting his career in 2020, Daniel is new to the automotive industry but is eager to continue learning about parts and their functionalities. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, working out at the gym, and watching college football, NASCAR, and baseball.
Jeremy is from Spring Valley, NY and is now a GA resident. Jeremy has been in the automotive industry for 5 years. He has a great amount of passion for working with cars and assisting customers. He is very proud to be a part of the Jim Ellis company, and working at a very high end dealership. In his free time, Jeremy works on his retail clothing brand called Se Lavi.
He loves to listen to music, work out and do outdoor adventures. “Life consists of what you make out of it so I always represent myself in the most upscale way as possible.”
Brian joined Porsche Atlanta Perimeter in 2013 as a sales person, and joined the finance team in 2014. He has 29 years of automotive sales and management experience and loves the Porsche brand. Brian has owned two Porsches and is devoted to sharing his passion for the Porsche brand and the ownership experience of the world’s finest engineered vehicles. Brian has two beautiful daughters, Megan and Devon. They have resided in Georgia for 20 years. In his spare time, Brian enjoys time playing music and working with sound engineering.
Carol Duster was born in Okinawa, Japan, and grew up in Florence, AL. Carol has worked in the auto industry since 1998. She has experience with several high-end brands including Audi, Infiniti and Mercedes, and now her favorite, which is the Porsche brand. “I have always admired the brand and am very excited to be a part of the Jim Ellis organization. In my spare time and every chance I get, I look forward to traveling to Salt Lake City to see my first-born and my only grandchild.”
Chad’s passion for cars started at an early age. Growing up in Northern Illinois he spent his childhood restoring and showing classic cars with his dad. He continued his passion by attending Universal Technical Institute, where he graduated with honors and was accepted to Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program. Chad joined the Jim Ellis family in 2001 as a certified Porsche technician. Over the next 15 years he expanded his knowledge and became a gold level tech. In 2016 Chad made the leap into sales where he is able to share his passion for Porsche with his clients. In his spare time, Chad enjoys spending time at the lake with his wonderful wife Jennifer and son Gavin. As a former member of the Professional Bowlers Association, Chad continues to bowl in local and regional tournaments. He also enjoys working on his project cars in his spare time.
Jack is a native of Atlanta and has been a car enthusiast from a very young age, buying his first car at 14 years old. He left Atlanta for 21 years after joining the United States Navy, serving on active duty for eight years and lived in Tokyo, Japan for almost 14 years as a consultant. He has two beautiful sons, Julius and Alex, wife Chiho, who he met in Japan and a 87 pound Doberman, Maximus, the youngest son.
Jack has worked in the luxury brand market since beginning his automotive career. He loves the looks and enjoyment that people get from driving a Porsche. In his free time Jack enjoys playing golf with his wife, traveling, football, basketball and F1 racing.
Penny was born and raised in North Carolina and has been a loyal member of the Jim Ellis family for over five years. She started out as a Client Loyalty Specialist and has since become the Senior Client Communications Manager for Porsche Atlanta Perimeter. Working closely with the mangers and sales reps from training to everyday affairs, Penny is there every step of the way and is an important part of the Porsche team! In her spare time, Penny enjoys reading, and spending time with family.