Executive Team
Ryan Gee

Ryan Gee

CEO

Ryan serves as CEO for the Gee Automotive companies and is Dealer Principal for all of its 27 new vehicle franchises. Ryan has 19 years of retail automotive experience, including leading the organization for the last 13 years.

Ryan serves as CEO for the Gee Automotive companies and is Dealer Principal for all of its 27 new vehicle franchises. Ryan has 19 years of retail automotive experience, including leading the organization for the last 13 years. Prior to his duties as President and then CEO, Ryan has served in numerous dealership positions including, sales, sales management, finance and insurance manager, service advisor, General Sales Manager and General Manager. Ryan has led the company's significant growth by focusing on the development of our team members and creating an unmatched purchase and service experience with our customers. Ryan also places a strong emphasis on the organization being a strong civic partner in the places we do business. Ryan personally serves on several boards including: the Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Pacific U.S. regional board, past board chair of YPO Seattle Chapter, and the Community Cancer Fund, where he serves as Board President. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters of Business Administration from Gonzaga University, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. Ryan also completed the NADA Dealer Academy. Ryan currently splits his time between Seattle and Spokane, WA and is married with two daughters. 

Contact Ryan at rgee@geeautomotive.com

George Gee

George Gee

Founder

George began in the automotive industry in 1977 and launched the company in 1983. For over 30 years we have operated the business using a few guiding principles that George has practiced every day. He believes that "happy team members make happy customers."

George Gee is the founder of Gee Automotive. George began in the automotive industry in 1977 and launched the company in 1983. George wanted to start a company which truly felt like a place where "families serve families". For over 30 years we have operated the business using a few guiding principles that George has practiced every day. He believes that "happy team members make happy customers". The leadership team has taken that principle to heart and continues to work to build a business in which team members feel a part of a large "family", where their skills and efforts advance the mission of the company each day and those skills and efforts are not taken for granted.

George has instilled in the organization that we come to work each day with a focus to continually meet and exceed customer expectations. This starts with each employee understanding and believing in the vision and mission of the company. Our hope is that Gee continues to be a place where each team member is able to reach for and obtain their personal and professional goals while providing the highest level of service to our valued customers.

Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson

President

Jeff is the president of Gee Automotive and provides leadership and oversight for all Gee Automotive new vehicle franchises and five ancillary businesses.

Jeff is the president of Gee Automotive and provides leadership and oversight for all Gee Automotive new vehicle franchises and five ancillary businesses. Jeff has 15 years of progressive automotive experience including five years in the marketing and field sales divisions of General Motors.  He also has 10 years with Gee Automotive, spending the last seven as group President. Jeff has direct experience in most of the key job functions of the dealership including as a sales consultant, service writer, new and used car manager, F&I manager and operations manager. Jeff has been a key driver of Gee's growth with a focus on building teams and systems that provide outstanding and consistent customer experiences and business outcomes. Jeff works closely with store management to further the vision and strategy of the company while supporting the unique needs of each dealership with organizational resources. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Gonzaga University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy. Jeff is a long time resident of the Seattle area where he currently lives with his wife and three small children. When he's not at work, Jeff enjoys time with his family and loves to explore the great Northwest by trail, skis or boat. 

Contact Jeff at: jjackson@geeautomotive.com

Erica Sampson

Erica Sampson

CFO

Erica has served as the CFO for Gee Automotive Companies since the acquisition of the Tonkin Family of Dealerships in May 2017. She started her automotive career in 1990 and has worked in all departments.

Erica has served as the CFO for Gee Automotive Companies since the acquisition of the Tonkin Family of Dealerships in May 2017. She started her automotive career in 1990 and has worked in all departments. After completing a BS in Finance and Management at the University of Oregon, she found that she had a passion for the processes and people in the dealerships and decided to make it her career. She prides herself in collaborating with dealership management on implementing best practices to achieve financial results. She earned her Masters of Financial Analysis at Portland State University while working at Ron Tonkin Honda and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in the Summer of 2009.

Married with a young son, the family enjoys the outdoors and exploring the great Northwest in their Jeep. Erica works in our Corporate Accounting Office in Milwaukie. 

Contact Erica at: erica.sampson@geeautomotive.com

Chad Eddlemon

Chad Eddlemon

Vice President-West Platform

As of February 2019, Chad was promoted to the position of Platform Director (West). Prior to that he served as the General Manager of both Ron Tonkin Toyota and Ron Tonkin Mazda.

As of February 2019, Chad was promoted to the position of Platform Director (West). Prior to that he served as the General Manager of both Ron Tonkin Toyota and Ron Tonkin Mazda. As a Texas native, Chad graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  In 1992, he immediately started working in the automotive industry as a finance manager for a large Texas-based dealer group. In 2007, Chad began his career with the Company as the General Manager of the Chevrolet store “out 122nd way.” Now with over 25 years of managerial experience, Chad stays busy by serving on the Dealer Council for CUDL as well as actively participating in both NADA and OADA.

When Chad gets free time, he enjoys it by spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, running, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

Contact Chad at: chad.eddlemon@geeautomotive.com

Sean Kendrick

Sean Kendrick

Vice President- East Platform

Sean is a northwest native and began his automotive career out of college with Dave Smith’s in Idaho. During that time, Sean held multiple positions including Sales Representative, Finance Manager, Sales Manager, and GM.

Sean is a northwest native and began his automotive career out of college with Dave Smith’s in Idaho. During that time, Sean held multiple positions including Sales Representative, Finance Manager, Sales Manager, and GM. When Dave Smith’s was acquired by RFJ, Sean was heavily involved with their growth teams and served as VP of Operations. There Sean was responsible for working with RFJ dealerships across the country to improve customer service, employee engagement, and operational performance.

Sean joined Gee Automotive in December 2018 as the Platform Director (East). With his commitment to Gee Automotive’s core values, and making a difference in the community, he has quickly become a valuable addition to the team.

Contact Sean at: sean.kendrick@geeautomotive.com

Robert Roose

Robert Roose

Vice President of Corporate Development

Robert joined Gee Automotive as the Vice President of Corporate Development in 2019. Before joining Gee, he led Corporate Development and Investor Relations for Avid Technology; a publicly-held provider of technology solutions to the media industry.

Robert joined Gee Automotive as the Vice President of Corporate Development in 2019. Before joining Gee, he led Corporate Development and Investor Relations for Avid Technology; a publicly-held provider of technology solutions to the media industry. Robert began his career as an investment banker with Canaccord Adams in Boston and Cowen & Company in New York, where he advised client companies on capital raising and M&A activities. He received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics from Wesleyan University.

Robert lives in Portland with his wife, Katie, and their young son, William. Together, they enjoy exploring the city of Portland and all that it has to offer.

Contact Robert at robert.roose@geeautomotive.com

Laura Coon

Laura Coon

Director of Human Resources

Laura Coon is the Director of People Operations for Gee Automotive. She oversees Human Resources, Talent Management and Recruiting, Employee Engagement, and Payroll and Benefits for the 1600+ member Gee Team.

Laura Coon is the Director of People Operations for Gee Automotive.  She oversees Human Resources, Talent Management and Recruiting, Employee Engagement, and Payroll and Benefits for the 1600+ member Gee Team.   Laura’s role is to collaboratively set, and execute on, the long-term vision for all HR/People functions, consistently improving effectiveness and helping achieve Gee’s overall business goals. Laura’s greatest reward is helping employees develop and grow into leaders in the organization.

 Laura joined Gee Automotive with their acquisition of the Ron Tonkin Dealerships in 2017, after serving as Tonkin’s Human Resources Director for 20+ years. Laura has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry and has worked in Human Resources for 23 of those years. She holds both SHRM-SCP and HRCI–SPHR Advanced HR Certifications. Laura also spent eleven years with Chrysler Regional Sales and Service Management in the Pacific Northwest and New England regions.   

Laura graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), and loves watching the Trojans.  She and her husband, Ed, have two daughters who play collegiate sports at Arizona State and University of Oregon; so she always roots for the Pac12. Along with travel, she enjoys skiing and trying new restaurants.

Contact Laura at:laura.coon@geeautomotive.com

Dealership Leaders
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

GM Ron Tonkin Chevrolet - Ron Tonkin Chevrolet

Adam joined the Tonkin Auto Group at Ron Tonkin Kia Mall 205 in September 2005; it ignited a passion for customer service and the belief that every problem has a solution. In his 16 years with the Company, he has held positions as Sales Associate, Finance Manager, Finance Director, Used Car Manager and General Sales Manager of our Mazda and Toyota store. Joining the Chevrolet team in May of this year, his hope is to improve upon our great customer service, focus on improving our customer experience and continually improve employee satisfaction.  

 

In his off time you’ll catch him by the water or throwing the ball with my beautiful partner Hannah and our adorable Mini Aussie, Maya. As an avid sports fan, he can also be found cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, the Oregon Ducks, or the Portland Trailblazers, while holding out hope Portland will finally get our baseball team.

Arian Silver

Arian Silver

GM Tonkin Gresham Honda
Brandon Shinneman

Brandon Shinneman

GM Gee Cadillac-Kia

Brandon prides himself in helping customers identify their needs, assisting them in a knowledgeable and exciting buying process and
maintaining a relationship well after the sale. Brandon has 13 years of industry experience and lives in Liberty Lake,  WA with wife Audrey and
two sons. He enjoys all outdoor activities, spending time with the family, and working with children's charities in the greater Spokane
area. 

Contact Brandon at: bshinneman@goseegee.com

Cory Henderling

Cory Henderling

GM Tonkin Hillsboro CJDR
Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes

GM Ron Tonkin CJDRF

Brian Barnes is the General Manager of Ron Tonkin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat located in Milwaukie, OR.  Brian has worked for the Company since 1999. During that time Brian has served in many positions including sales, finance, sales management and General Sales Manager.  One of Brian’s proudest moments is when he started the holiday toy drive “Cram the Ram”; this event continues to support the Oregon City Police Department’s “Christmas 9-1-1 Gift Drive” to this day.

With his free time, Brian is earning his pilot license and likes to go boating, wake surfing, and traveling with this wife and two daughters; ages 7 and 9.

 Contact Brian at: bbarnes@tonkin.com

Cameron Collins

Cameron Collins

GM Ron Tonkin Acura

You might say Cameron Collins is a Ron Tonkin Acura “lifer”.  Cameron came to Ron Tonkin Acura straight out of school.  He is now celebrating his 24th year at Tonkin Acura.  He joins the distinguished rank of Ron Tonkin Acura General Manager.  The Acura store opened in 1986, with only two previous General Manager’s, Cameron joins this impressive list as number THREE!  He has served his time with great success in Sales, Finance, New Car Manager, General Sales Manager and now as General Manager! Cameron was raised within the Ron Tonkin Acura culture of customer service and achievement.  He embodies these characteristics and instills these values within his staff. 

When away from the store, Cameron is a devoted Family man.  He is an avid sideline participant, as his son Cade, plays Basketball for the Jesuit Crusaders.  Cameron’s wife, Christine keeps him in line out of the dealership with hiking, cycling and enjoying their two rescue Terrier mix pups Chloe & Zoe.

Dan Crowley

Dan Crowley

GM Mercedes-Benz of Spokane

Dan serves as the General Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Spokane for Gee Automotive. Dan had a quick rise to authority as he only entered the automotive industry back in 2011; where he started as a Sales Associate. Since then, Dan has gained experience with Internet Management, Finance and Insurance Management, General Sales Management, and finally his position as a General Manager today. Dan is proud of his team and believes that one of his biggest jobs is to ensure that Gee Automotive’s core values and vision are shared and practiced among all employees. He directly correlates this passion to his prior success as Gee Automotive Liberty Lake’s General Sales Manager; especially with their favorable customer satisfaction reports.

Prior to Dan’s career with Gee Automotive, he served as the Technical Representative for the San Francisco Opera.  His duties and responsibilities focused on building and maintaining relationships with other Opera companies around the world to increase sales opportunities and trade lines.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dan met his wife at Arizona State University and have currently grounded roots in Spokane, WA where they are raising their three children.

Contact Dan at: dcrowley@mbofspokane.com

 

Dan Kiekenapp

Dan Kiekenapp

GM Ron Tonkin Honda

Dan grew up in Bellevue, WA and went to Sammamish High School before earning a finance degree at Washington State University. Dan began his career at Walt’s Radiator and Muffler shops, a 28 location business across 4 different states, where he gained responsibility for managing the office and administration. When the business was sold, Dan transitioned into retail automotive as a controller and grew into one of the few general managers in the business with a strong finance and administration background. He is known for the humor and energy he brings to the dealership on a daily basis. Dan has two adult sons and lives in Puyallup, WA. 

Contact Dan at: dkiekenapp@southtacomahonda.com

Del Graven

GM Tonkin Hillsboro Chevrolet
Eric Washington

Eric Washington

GM Elliott Bay Auto Brokers

As a native of Seattle, Eric attended the University of Washington and was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. During school, he worked in the family business, an ice cream Parlor, called Scoop Du Jour! He then started his automotive career at Acura of Seattle then moved to Infiniti of Kirkland and later Barrier Audi. Eric always holds two beliefs dear; under promise and over produce and treat clients with care and respect. He believes in building a team by taking a true, loving interest in the individual.

Eric has a lovely wife, two daughters and a standard poodle. His 80-year-old father also lives with them and still runs the family business for going on 38 years!

Gregg Whiteaker

Gregg Whiteaker

GM Ron Tonkin Kia

Gregg started in the industry in 2001 as a washing attendant after his career in minor league baseball got cut short. In 2007, Gregg came to be with the Tonkin dealerships and eventually made his way to the General Management position at Ron Tonkin Kia; where he is now.

Gregg spends his free time with his beautiful wife Brandy and their five wonderful kids. The family enjoys backpacking in the mountains and bowhunting. The Whiteakers pride themselves on being able to provide food for their family through hunting and being able to share the experience and the stories with their children. Gregg also prides himself on being involved in wildlife conservation with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. 

Contact Gregg at: gwhiteaker@tonkin.com

Hamid Musazay

Hamid Musazay

GM Ford Hyundai of Kirkland

Hamid has been in the auto industry since 2002. When he started, he was attending the University of Washington Seattle; where he graduated with a BS in Physics and a BA in Mathematics. After graduation, he chose to stick with the automotive industry because he enjoyed it so much. He has been at Ford Hyundai of Kirkland since 2010 and is very proud of his team there. He isn’t shy to mention that they have earned multiple customer satisfaction awards as well as sales leadership awards. He and his wife, whom he met at school, live in Sammamish, WA with their 5 kids. Hamid really enjoys spending time with his family exploring the Pacific Northwest and going on long road trips.

Contact Hamid at: hamid@fordofkirkland.com

Jake Pratt

Jake Pratt

GM Gresham Subaru

Jake began his career in automotive industry in 1996.  From humble beginnings in the detail department, he was promoted rapidly through sales, finance, and into management.  In 2019 he earned the General Sales Manager position at Gresham Subaru where his work ethic and attention to detail brought accolades from Upper Management and led directly to his promotion to General manager in 2021.  Jake continues to focus on creating lasting customer relationships while building value for both the Dealership and his Team. 

Jake also is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time outdoors snowboarding, hiking, and fishing with his wife Ashley, sons River and Rowen and daughters Cali and Eva.

Jason Jellison

Jason Jellison

GM Ron Tonkin Mazda and Ron Tonkin Toyota

In 1992, Jason started his career in the automotive industry as a Sales Representative at Ron Tonkin Mazda. Within a few years, Jason began moving up the sales ladder holding positions in Finance and General Sales Management at Ron Tonkin Toyota, Ron Tonkin Chevrolet, and Ron Tonkin Acura. In 2010, Tonkin opened Audi Wilsonville and Jason was promoted to the General Manager position. Under his leadership at Audi, Audi Wilsonville was awarded Magna Society five times and Magna Elite twice which only recognizes 12 dealerships nationwide for performance excellence and best in class customer relations. In 2017, Audi was sold to the O’Brien Group and Jason maintained his position through the acquisition. In February of 2019, the Tonkin Family of Dealerships, a Gee Automotive Company, welcomed Jason back as the General Manager of Ron Tonkin Mazda and Ron Tonkin Toyota.

Jason attributes his success to his strengths in employee engagement and providing an excellent customer experience. His stores take his lead and follow suit.  

Contact Jason at: Jason.jellison@tonkin.com


Jason Oswald

Jason Oswald

GM South Tacoma Honda

Jason started his career in sales at South Tacoma Honda in 1999.  Over the years, he has had the pleasure of watching the store grow and was given the opportunities to grow with it.  His father was a General Manager at South Tacoma Honda and Jason truly followed in his footsteps.  He was born and raised in Tacoma, WA and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Marketing.  Jason actually met his wife, Melissa, while selling her a car.  They have been married for 18 years and have three amazing children, Nathan, Madisyn, and Drew.  When they are not running the kids around to sports and other activities, they enjoy relaxing by the pool at the Cosmopolitan and Aria in Las Vegas.  Jason is truly appreciative of the Gee organization and the opportunities it provides, not only for myself but, all of the people I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. 

Jeff Pierce

Jeff Pierce

GM Eastside Subaru

Jeff has been the General Manager at Eastside Subaru since 2009. He grew up locally, graduating from Lake Washington High School. From there he went on to Arizona Automotive Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. The institute ignited his passion for the auto industry and he has stuck with the car business ever since! Jeff has been married for 26 years and they have 4 wonderful children together.

Contact Jeff at: jeffp@eastsidesubaru.com

Kevin Riordan

Kevin Riordan

GM Gee Buick/GMC, Gee Kia, Porsche Spokane

Kevin has 27 years of industry experience, rising through the ranks from sales consultant to general manager. He grew up in New England, attended college in Springfield, MA at American International College. After graduation he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he met his wife and started in the car business. Kevin joined the Gee Automotive team as general manager of the Liberty Lake, WA campus in 2011. Kevin has a passion for customer service and is proud of the focus that his team brings to delighting customers every day. Kevin lives in Liberty Lake with his wife, Terri, and his daughter who attends Central Valley High School. His hobbies include golf and skiing with his family, which he particularly enjoys when his sons are home visiting from college. 

Contact Kevin at: kriordan@goseegee.com

Kurt Gross

Kurt Gross

GM Tonkin Parts Center

Kurt started his career at Ron Tonkin Chevrolet in 1985 as a parts counterman. He worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to Parts Manager in 1996. In 2001, Kurt and several other managers started Tonkin Parts Center (now the largest automotive parts distribution center in the North West). In 2014, he assumed the General Manager position of TPC and has been there ever since.

He and his wife Susan have been married for 32 years and have two daughters together, Stephanie and Nicole. As a family their lifelong hobby, which Kurt now likes to refer to as their “addiction”, is Drag Racing. The family, as a whole, travels each year to various western states and Canada to race.

Contact Kurt at: kgross@tonkin.com

Lance Nolte

Lance Nolte

GM Tonkin Hillsboro Ford

Lance started off in sales at Ron Tonkin Chevrolet in 2009; giving him many years of industry experience. He has gone through the ranks spending time as a Sales Consultant, Internet Manager, Finance Manager, New Car Manager, and General Sales Manager. In late 2019, Lance was promoted to General Manager of Tonkin Gladstone Hyundai. Lance has a passion for training and building strong teams focused on customer satisfaction and individual growth.

When away from work, Lance spends his time with his wife, Cari, and their two young children Jackson and Chase. Their weekends are filled with the kids playing sports or rooting on Lance’s hometown teams the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and the Kansas Jayhawks; with the occasional Oregon State Beavers thrown in the mix.

Contact Lance at: lance.nolte@tonkin.com

Mike Burgess

Mike Burgess

GM Gee Dealer Services

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and followed with a Masters of Business Administration from Washington State University. In 2010, he joined the Tonkin Family of Dealerships, a Gee Automotive Company, as the General Manager for Gee Dealer Services; formerly Berco.

Mike was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, WA. With all the traveling, Mike picked up hobbies including skiing, cycling, and watching movies. With all those in mind, Mike chose to make his home in Portland, Oregon; he continues to reside there with his wife and cute, but destructive, Havanese.

Contact Mike at: mburgess@tonkin.com

Floyd Schafer

Floyd Schafer

GM Tonkin Gladstone Hyundai

I started in the car business in 1995 at Ron Tonkin Acura as a Sales Person. I have spent the last 26 years learning many different positions in the industry. The positions that I have held over the years are Sales Person, Special Finance Manager, Internet Manager, Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager, New Car Manager, Used Car Manager, and General Sales Manager.  I have spent most of the last 21 years at Ron Tonkin Kia/Dodge earning the title “The Mayor” for going above and beyond for our customers. After successfully running the sales department at Ron Tonkin Kia as General Sales Manager for the last 5 years, I earned a promotion to General Manager of Tonkin Wilsonville Nissan.

When I’m not busy with the hustle and bustle of running a dealership, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 17 years, Kristina and my 4 kids, Tasha, Noah, Kahleah and Bryson. They are the reason I work so hard to be successful every day. We enjoy the outdoors, going for hikes, camping and fishing. I rarely pass up the opportunity to take the mountain bike out on a long ride.

I have been in the auto industry for over half of my life and I still have just as much enthusiasm and passion for the industry as I did at the start of my career.

Growing as a Christian man, continuing to build my career and spending quality time with family are truly my passion. 



Shahin Alvandi

Shahin Alvandi

GM MotoCorsa
Shun Cooper

Shun Cooper

GM Ron Tonkin Hyundai

Shun moved to Oregon in 1990. He joined the Tonkin organization in 1999 and is currently the General Manager of Ron Tonkin Hyundai in Gresham Oregon. Before becoming the General Manager at The Hyundai store Shun served in many positions including stating out as a lot attendant, sales, crew manager, finance manager, sales manager, and General Sales Manager. Shun has 5 beautiful kids. 2 boys ages are 23 and 21, twin girls 17 and 8 year. Shun enjoys watching his kids playing sports and other events.

Tim Hogan

Tim Hogan

GM Tonkin Wilsonville Nissan
Travis Brandenburgh

Travis Brandenburgh

GM Lyle Pearson / Acura, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo

Travis entered the car business in 1995 at the age of 19 and never looked back.

Now with more than 20 years of automotive experience he has joined the Lyle Pearson Team as the General Manager.

In Travis’s own words, “I am passionate about the customer experience and strive every day to exceed the expectations set by the performance of the day before.”

Wayne Young

Wayne Young

GM Ron Tonkin Alfa Romeo and FIAT

Wayne is originally from Alabama where he graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Criminology.  Wanting to combine his love for automobiles, and his passion for helping people, he turned from Criminology and entered the automotive industry; starting in sales. Since then, Wayne has gained 14 years of industry experience. Wayne strives to ensure that his employees and customers are completely satisfied; and jumps at the opportunity to correct it if they are not.

When not at work, Wayne and his family explore the Northwest, root for his alma Mater- the Auburn Tigers, and enjoy the Portland food scene.

Contact Wayne at: wayne.young@tonkin.com.

Corporate Leaders
Bob Williams

Bob Williams

Marketing and eCommerce Director

Bob Williams grew up in the Detroit-area and started working in the automotive industry in 2000.  Since then, Bob has held roles in many areas of the car business, including several years as a District Sales Manager with American Honda Motor Company.  During his time at Honda, Bob began to refine his knowledge of dealership marketing and sales process best practices.  In 2010, Bob relocated to Portland, Oregon and joined Shift Digital’s Audi team, where he worked closely with Audi dealers and Audi USA on improving dealership marketing strategies in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.  In 2014, Bob moved to Oakland, California to join Qvale Auto Group as their Marketing and Business Development Director, overseeing the group’s digital marketing, CRM, sales process, and business development efforts.  

Bob returned to Portland in 2019 to join Gee Automotive as the Director of Marketing and eCommerce, where he oversees all dealership and group marketing, CRM and various dealership technologies, as well as their internal marketing and operations team.  

Outside of work, Bob enjoys many outdoor activities, including snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, and riding motorcycles.  

You can reach Bob at bob.williams@geeautomtive.com 

Carrie Nantz

Carrie Nantz

West Platform Controller

Carrie Nantz was born and raised in Michigan.  The automotive industry was always in her backyard, and she entered the dealership world in 1997 as a porter.  In 1998, the Controller of the dealership took pity on her, and offered her a job in the office.  She was able to learn all of the accounting office functions along the way to becoming an Assistant Controller.  She relocated to Oregon in 2013, and has been the West Platform Controller for Gee Automotive since 2019.

In her free time, she is a “crazy cat lady” who enjoys stargazing, genealogy research, impromptu trips to the coast, and hanging out with her husband of 18 years.

Eric Hood

Eric Hood

Corporate Controller

Eric Hood was born and raised in Oregon where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Oregon State University. He has over 22 years of experience in the auto industry in various accounting positions. He says that what draws him in is the excitement and quick pace that it provides; especially with the constant development and innovation. He has been with the Company since 2000, and currently holds the position of Corporate Controller.

In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids; three sons and a daughter. Eric also enjoys tinkering with old cars, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and playing sports.

Contact Eric at: eric.hood@geeautomotive.com

Sam Madison

Sam Madison

Finance Director and GM DEG

Sam Madison grew up in a military family with both parents and two sisters. Being in such a family, Sam was well traveled at a very early age. In the early 90s, and after 25 years of service, Sam’s father retired from the Army and chose to settle the family in Texas. After a few years, Sam migrated to the Dallas / Fort Worth area for work. Shortly after, in 1996, Sam began his career in the automotive business as a Sales Consultant; and soon discovered his passion for it.

In 2003, Sam took a position as a F&I Consultant and Trainer with EFG Companies. The new job prompted a move from Texas to the Pacific Northwest. In 2005, Sam joined the Tonkin Family of Dealerships as the Corporate Finance Director; and has maintained that position ever since. When Gee Automotive acquired the Tonkin Family of Dealerships, in May of 2017, Sam expanded his responsibilities to all of Gee’s dealerships in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Away from work, Sam loves spending time on the golf course with friends or at home with his wife and son.

To contact Sam please email: sam.madison@geeautomotive.com

​Shana Redmond

​Shana Redmond

Corporate Project Manager

Shana Redmond was born and raised on the Central California Coast where in 1986 she graduated from Dos Pueblos High School. After graduation Shana didn’t go too far from home as she attended University of California. There, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma the Epsilon Psi Chapter. In 1991, Shana graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society and Criminal Justice.

After college, Shana found work with the law firms Mullen and Henzell, and McCarthy and Kroes. She stayed in law until 1997 when she decided to move up to Portland, Oregon; shortly after she joined the Tonkin Dealerships as Ed and Brad Tonkin’s Executive Assistant. In 2004, she was promoted to Project Manager for Brad and Ed with the intent to facilitate capital improvements and new construction within the Tonkin dealerships. Eventually Shana moved up once more to Project Manager for Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships, a Gee Automotive Company, where she remains today. Shana also currently maintains the office of Secretary on the Board of Directors for many of the Tonkin Family Corporations.

Shana currently lives in Happy Valley, Oregon with her husband Bryan. The couple have two children, a daughter Kacie and a son Carson. The four of them enjoy the outdoors together, traveling, and time with their large extended family. When Shana’s away from work and family she likes to volunteer. In the past she has served on the Christ the King Parish and School Auction Committee, Home and School Association, and Capital Campaign and Building Committee. Shana currently serves on the Endowment Board for Christ the King Parish and the La Salle College Preparatory Believe Benefit Committee. 

Contact Shana at: sredmond@geeautomotive.com

Torey Mittendorf

Torey Mittendorf

Facilities Manager

Torey joined the Gee Automotive Companies in 2017 when they acquired The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships. Prior to that, Torey had been with the Tonkin group for 25 years. Torey’s most recent position has been Project Manager and Facilities Director for the Gees. In this position, Torey has acted as a member of the Acquisitions Team, the Head of the Facilities Department, and an Advisor to the IT Department.

Torey’s history ranges from a Lot Porter at Pioneer Honda in Anchorage Alaska in 1987 to working his way up through the ranks to becoming the Parts Manager at Gresham Honda in 1992. From there, Torey began to climb the corporate ladder as he joined the Executive Team as the IT Department Director (in 2000). In 2005, Torey took on an additional role as Project Manager for the Tonkins. Finally, in 2017, he stepped up to Project Manager / Facilities Director as the company continues to grow.

Torey is very proud of the fact that he has advised on, and coordinated, many successful “ground up” constructions projects; as well as many notable remodels. He credits his accomplishments to his extensive and varied knowledge, along with ample experience, in construction, electrical work, plumbing, phone, and other systems. 

Torey is a long-time resident of the Gresham area. He resides with his wife of 20 years along with their two children. In his spare time, you can find him immersed in home improvement projects and refining his skills as an ace marksman.

Contact Torey at: torey.mittendorf@geeautomotive.com

Zach Lucas

Zach Lucas

IT Director

Zach is IT manager for Gee Automotive and oversees IT operations for Gee Automotive and Tonkin Family of Dealerships. He has been with the company for 15 years developing IT policies and implementing technology-related infrastructure. He is committed to protecting customer data by maintaining a secure, reliable, and compliant digital environment.

Zach and his partner live in Portland with their two orange tabby cats. When he’s not tinkering with new technology, he’s likely attempting a home project, or hitting the slopes.

Zach works out of the Tonkin Parts Center.

Contact Zach at: Zach.Lucas@geeitservices.com

We pride ourselves on having a customer-centric management team. If you have any questions or problems please don't hesitate to contact any of our managers.