Meet Our Staff


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Owner

Mark Clayton
Owner

Mark Clayton was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has always loved automobiles. His family has been in the automotive industry since the late 1950s.  Seeing his father successfully navigate through the car business inspired Mark to have a vision of having his own car dealership. After much hard work and dedication, Mark purchased Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in 1991. The dealership has been selling high quality, top-notch vehicles ever since. Mark's favorite aspect of being an owner is seeing his customers happy and his employees thrive.


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Sales Department

Richard Joyner
General Manager

Richard was born in Savannah, Georgia. He joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in December 2008. Richard has been in the car business since 1988 and has been a General Manager since 2004.  He appreciates being around a premier brand and offering superior customer service. Richard also likes that the dealership is locally owned, giving him an actual relationship with the owner.

 


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Nadie Martin
General Manager

Nadie is from Erlangen, Germany.  She joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in February 2003. Nadie loves working for Mercedes-Benz of Columbus because it is an outstanding company and she gets to see smiling, happy faces every day.


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Duane Hall
Sales Manager

Duane is from Petoskey, Michigan. He's been with Mercedes-Benz of Columbus since December 2012. He brings 28 years of sales experience to the team. He also has 10 years of experience in the automobile industry. Duane enjoys the atmosphere of the dealership and the employees. He also enjoys the excitement of a customer getting their new car.


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Debi Lewis
Finance Manager

Debi is from Columbus, Georgia. She joined the Mercedes-Benz of Columbus team in June 2009.  She has been in the car industry since 1982 and has 15 years of finance experience. Debi really enjoys working with the customers and cherishes her relationships with them.


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Brittany Hope
Sales and Leasing Advisor

Brittany was born on Fort Benning, Georgia and was raised in Columbus, Georgia.  She joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in November 2016, but has six years worth of experience in sales. Brittany's favorite aspect about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is the way the dealership treats its customers. Brittany loves that the fact that the dealership is so customer-driven.


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Angela Braid
Sales and Leasing Advisor

Angie was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. She joined the dealership in March 2016 and has enjoyed her time here ever since. With seven years of experience and a positive attitude, Angie has proved to be a fantastic sales person. What Angie likes best about working at the dealership is meeting new people and gaining new experiences.


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Gary St. Louis
Master Certified* Sales and Leasing Advisor

Gary was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. Gary joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in September 2013. Gary has 10 years worth of sales experience. He's knowledgeable in HVAC Engineering and he's a retired Master Mechanic. What keeps Gary motivated is seeing his customers satisfied.


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Rick Gilbert
Sales and Leasing Advisor

Rick is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He's been apart of the Mercedes-Benz of Columbus team since October 2012.  Rick has 25 years worth of sales experience and appreciates selling a high quality product that people can have pride and confidence in.


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Bob Blauvelt
Sales and Leasing Advisor

Bob is a Columbus, Georgia native. He's been with Mercedes-Benz of Columbus since February 2017. He has over ten years of experience in sales. Bob's favorite thing about working here at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is the connection he makes with his customers.


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John Reynold
Sales and Leasing Advisor

John is a native of Saint Lucia. He joined the team in June 2017, but has over 20 years of sales experience. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere is John's favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus. 

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Joshua Andujar
Sales and Leasing Advisor

Joshua is from Columbus, Georgia. He joined the team in August 2011. With about 10 years of sales experience under his belt, Josh has proven to be an effective salesperson. Joshua's two favorite things about working here at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is the family-like atmosphere and exceeding customers' expectations.

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Malcolm Waller
Sales and Leasing Advisor

Malcolm is from Manchester, Georgia. He joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in September 2017. Malcolm brings over 22 years of sales experience to the team. His favorite thing about working at the dealership is selling a quality car to a deserving customer.

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Luis Diaz
Reconditioning Manager

Luis is from Columbus, Georgia. He joined the company in July 2011.  He loves the fact that his job is challenging so it always keeps him on his toes. Luis also loves the family-like atmosphere of the dealership.


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Tony Lassen
Detail Manager

Tony is from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in September 2017. Tony's favorite thing about working at the dealership is his co-workers.

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Service Department

Troy Reed
Service Manager

Troy is from Columbus, Georgia. Troy joined the Mercedes-Benz of Columbus team in March 2017.  Troy's favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is the environment. Troy sees the dealership as a place to learn and grow.

 

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Jerry McIntyre
Service Consultant

Jerry is a native of Columbus, GA. He joined the Mercedes-Benz of Columbus team in July 2017. Jerry has been in the automotive industry for 20 years so he's very knowledgeable about cars. His favorite thing about working at the dealership is the friendly atmosphere.

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Elizabeth Enix
Assitant Advisor

Elizabeth is from Harris County, Georgia.  She joined the Mercedes-Benz of Columbus team in January 2016. Elizabeth loves working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus because of the amazing customers she serves daily.

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Arent'A Boyd
Shuttle Driver

Arent'A is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He joined the team in August 2015. His favorite thing about the job is providing an exceptional experience for customers that keep them coming back.

 

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Ann Perkinson
Warranty Manager

Ann is from Phenix City, Alabama.  She joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in May 2017. Ann's favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is the family-like environment. You'll most likely hear her voice if you call the dealership. She'll be happy to help you with whatever you need!

 

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Austin Leathers
Technician Apprentice

Austin is from Columbus, Georgia. He joined the team in September 2017. Austin's favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is working on the cars.

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Parts Department

Robbie Weihl
Parts Manager

Robbie is from Columbus, Georgia. He joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in July 2000. He's been working in the automobile industry since 1982. Robbie's favorite things about working at the dealership are his co-workers and making customers happy.

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James Peoples
Parts Advisor

James is from Columbus, Georgia. He joined the Mercedes-Benz of Columbus team in October 2009. Starting in the car business in 1990, James has gained a great deal of experience, making him very knowledgeable. James' favorite aspect of working at the dealership is the quality of people that he works with.

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Ricky Thomason
Parts Advisor

Ricky is from Columbus, Georgia. He's been with the company since January 2010.  He has been involved with the car industry since 1987.  Ricky's team and his love for customers are his favorite things about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus.

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Ryan Adams

Ryan is from Phenix City, Alabama. He's been with Mercedes-Benz of Columbus since October 2013. Ryan's favorite thing about working at the dealership is his team and constantly learning new things about automobiles.

 

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Technicians

Torrey Barber
Technician

Torrey is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He joined the dealership in May 1997 and has worked on thousands of cars over the years. What keeps Torrey motivated is knowing he's helping other people by saving their cars.

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Rick Selman
Technician

Rick is from Chicago, Illinois. He joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in December 1997 and has been enjoying it ever since. Rick's favorite thing about working at the dealership is working on quality cars.

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Jacob Kite
Technician

Jacob is a native of Seale, Alabama. He joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in June 2013. Jacob really enjoys working for such a great company, but likes working with his co-technicians the most.  

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Rene Garcia
Technician

Rene is from Columbus, Georgia. He joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in March 2014. Rene's favorite thing about working at the dealership is the team-like spirit among the staff.

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David Lawrence
Technician

David is from Columbus, Georgia. He joined the team in February 2016. David's favorite thing about working at the dealership is knowing he exceeds customers' expectations when he works on their cars. 

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Administrative

Kristin Ellis
Office Manager

Kristin is from Smiths Station, Alabama. She joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in May 2008. Kristin's favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is the connection she has with other employees.

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Linda Williams
Assistant Office Manager/Title Clerk

Linda was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. Linda joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in October 1993 as a detail worker. Throughout the years, Linda worked in different departments, making her very knowledgeable about the automotive industry. Linda loves the positive atmosphere at the dealership and the people she works with.


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Ashley Irvin
Assistant Title Clerk

Ashley is from Phenix City, Alabama. She joined the Mercedes-Benz of Columbus team in July 2011.  Ashley believes her co-workers are like family and says that Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is her second home.


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Tiffany Butterfield
Marketing Director

Tiffany is a Columbus, Georgia native. She joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in January 2006. She has over ten years of experience with the automotive industry. Tiffany's favorite aspect of her job is the people that she works with.


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Marcus Hill
Marketing Assistant

Marcus was born on Fort Benning, Georgia and raised in Columbus, Georgia.  Marcus joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in September 2016. Marcus loves working for Mercedes-Benz of Columbus because he gets to reach out to the masses and because he gets to drive the cool cars.

 

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Shaelee Guenkel
Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

Shaelee is a Columbus, Georgia native. She joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in February 2016. What keeps Shaelee motivated is her hunger for learning new things and the family-like atmosphere here at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus.


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Thomas Lytle
Facility Maintenance

Tom was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was hired at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in January 2016. Tom's favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is enriching customers' experiences by keeping the dealership functioning and spotless.

 

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Tyrin Turner
Receptionist

Tyrin is from Atlanta, Georgia. She joined Mercedes-Benz of Columbus in August 2017. Tyrin's favorite thing about working at the dealership is helping customers have an experience that's one to remember.

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Sherry Thomas
Receptionist

Sherry is a native of Tampa, Florida. She joined the team in September 2017. Sherry's favorite thing about working at Mercedes-Benz of Columbus is being able to give exceptional customer service. 

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