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Leadership Team

Chris Brown
President

My name is Chris Brown and I'd like to personally welcome you to Kia of Everett. As an active owner of Kia of Everett it has been my goal to create an environment for our customers and employees that is like no other store. I am happily married and the father of three wonderful children. The majority of my free time is spent supporting their various activities and interests. From driving to coaching to cleaning dirty cleats my family life has kept me busy.

I have been in the auto industry for 28 years now. I've worked in every position in the dealership and I now have the opportunity to share my experience in my own store. Thank you and welcome to Kia of Everett.

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Shannon Harnish-Cook
Vice President


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Admin Team

Jasmine Smith


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Jennifer Wallace


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Lisa Smith
Office Manager

I started working for Kia in 2004 and have been in the automotive business since 1982.  I really enjoy my job and my work family!  I have been married for 29 years and have a grown son and daughter.  In my time off, my husband and I love to travel and hang out with our friends.

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Denelle Julien
Warranty Admin

I am originally from Oregon and have been in Washington state for 30 years.  I have been with Kia of Everett since October 2018 but have been with the brand Kia since 2014. I am a married mother of 2 grown children and grandmother to 5. In my down time, I like to craft, hang out with family and friends and travel.

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Lynn McCarty
Payroll/HR

I was born right here in Everett.  I have worked for Kia since 2004, and been in the car business for 38 years.  My husband and I share our home with two dogs that make us laugh every day.  I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and watching them participate in sports, especially hockey.  Love my Seahawks and looking forward to our new hockey team the Seattle Kraken.

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Latrisha Ferrell
Receptionist


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Sales Team

Soul
Greeter

Soul was born in Riverside California and moved to Washington when he was 3 months old. This is when he also got his first job at a dealership greeting guests and getting spoiled with treats from everyone in the dealership throughout the day. He has a brother and sister from the same litter who were also flown up to Washington to live in loving homes in the area. When you arrive at the dealership you might Soul sitting at a door but don't worry he will never run out it just means his Dad went out that door and he is waiting for his return.

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Kenneth Jakel
General Sales Manager

I was born and raised in New York. At the age of 18 I moved to California and spent 10 years there. Been in the car business for over 20 years now. Married with three small children and a dog named Soul that comes to work with me here to Kia of Everett daily. On my off time I enjoy cooking for my family and spending time with them.

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Erik Butler
Used Car Manager

My name is Erik Butler and I have been in the car business for 28 years, I am married to my best friend Sharon and we have 4 kids ranging from 25 to 13. Sharon and I are very active people, we have run tons of marathons and half marathons and even finished an Ironman triathlon in 2016 and 2018. I have worked at Kia of Everett since November 2020 and the Harnish auto family for 2 and a half years. 

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David Pruitt
Sales Manager

I was born and raised in Alaska and moved to Washington in 1999. I sold my first Kia in 2002 and have loved the product ever since. I am a father, husband, and avid family man. I love camping, technology and playing Legos with my son.

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Payman Hakimi
Sales Manager


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Kelsey Mcleod
Internet Manager

​I was born and raised here in the great Pacific Northwest. I joined the Kia of Everett team back in 2017 and I have enjoyed every moment of it. When I'm not at work, you can find me at the beach (weather permitting), hiking, gardening, or cozying up with a good book. 

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Anna Pearson
Internet Sales Coordinator

I have been helping families get reliable vehicles for five years. Kia has been my home for the last two years. In my free time, I keep busy. I am a full time student, hike, fish, keep bees, and show my amazing Australian Shepherds, Kai & Paisley. 

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Kelly Knoop
Internet Sales Coordinator

I've been a part of the auto industry more than 5 years now, and been a part of Kia of Everett since 2020. I have a small arsenal of vehicles including a Wrangler, Ranger and Del Sol. In my free time I enjoy riding my dirt bike, creating art and fiddling with cars. 

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Israel Rios
Sales and Leasing Consultant


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Clifton McIver
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Hello! I born and raised in North Carolina. I have been with Kia for 9 years. In my spare time I enjoy family time, fishing, my vegetable garden and NHRA drag racing.

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Quincy Jones
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Hi! I am a native San Franciscan, who still loves the 49ers! 

I began with Kia of Everett in 2003 through 2017, then after a short break returned just over a year ago. 


In my spare time, I enjoy movies, books, BBQ'ing, doing art work and making music, most importantly, spending time with my wife and two dogs. 

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Antonio Culotti
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Douglas Schey
Sales and Leasing Consultant

This US Marine started selling KIA's in 1996.  I have evolved with the brand and love to sell them!  I am a Jack of all trades and love to work with my hands.  My passion is boating and everything that goes along with it.  I am also an avid online gamer.

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Gilbert Kee
Sales and Leasing Consultant

I have been with Kia since 1997.  I'm from New Jersey and have a Business degree from Pepperdine University.  I spent several of my years working in the music business. The first contact I received was from Motown Records at the age of  14. A few of the artists I have worked with are Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Madonna, and several others. My hobbies are sports, and I love to cook!!

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Robert Swearingen
Sales and Leasing Consultant


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Mark Keeten
Sales and Leasing Consultant

​​I am originally from Long Beach California, and moved here in 1993. In my family I have 4 kids and 5 grand babies that I adore. In my spare time I love to cook, watch my 16 year old play basketball, enjoy life and Praising God every step of the way. 

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Service Team

Kyle Hall
Service Manager


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Garrett Svendsen
Parts Manager


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James Mealey
Assistant Parts Manager


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Ryan O'Keefe
Team Service Manager


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Kaylee Williams
Lube Tech Advisor


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Dan Royer
Parts Associate


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Brett Raymer
Exclusive Kia Master Tech


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Jeff Frank
Shop Foreman


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Jordan Marsh
Express Lube Tech


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Robert Burroughs
Shop Foreman


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Mikel Martin


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Finance Team

Chanell Clark
Finance Manager


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Jodi Baird
Finance Manager


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Customer Care Team

Taylor Berry
Customer Care Specialist

A little about me outside of work. I am a mother to my 5 year old son Maddex. We enjoy being active like swimming, biking/dirt biking/ATV's and watching movies as a family. I am extremely close to my family and love being around them. Personally, I am getting in to hot yoga and learning how to cook healthy meals.

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