Staff

Management

  • Joseph Pestano

    Joseph Pestano

    General Manager

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    Joseph Pestano

    Joseph Pestano

    General Manager

    Joe Pestano is a Husband, Father, Grandfather,and Vietnam Veteran serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. He believes in America and all it’s values. Joe also believes in standing for the National Anthem and God. He has over 40 years experience in the car business and is a graduate of NADA, has been a General manager for over 25 years, and is also an Emmy Award Winner. Most of all Joe enjoys being a grandfather, golf, scuba diving and sunsets with his wife.

  • Robert Pippo

    Robert Pippo

    General Sales Manager

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    Robert Pippo

    Robert Pippo

    General Sales Manager

    Robert Pippo has been in the auto industry for 32 years. Before becoming a GSM at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus, he spent 15 years at I-10 Toyota as the Finance Director. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and spending quality time with family and friends.

  • Sergio Gallardo

    Sergio Gallardo

    Sales and Used Car Manager

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    Sergio Gallardo

    Sergio Gallardo

    Sales and Used Car Manager

    Sergio Gallardo has been in the automotive industry for 18 years. Before joining the Shottenkirk Desert Lexus team, he was in finance at I-10 Toyota. In his spare time, he enjoys playing poker.

  • Paul Demarco

    Paul Demarco

    Sales and Used Car Manager

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    Paul Demarco

    Paul Demarco

    Sales and Used Car Manager

    Paul Demarco has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. He has previously worked as a GSM for Volkswagen and Hyundai franchises. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and family. He also enjoys long walks, swimming, and considers the beach his “happy place.”

  • Brian Buckley

    Brian Buckley

    Fixed Operations Director

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    Brian Buckley

    Brian Buckley

    Fixed Operations Director

    Brian Buckley has been in the automotive industry for over 25 years as a Service & Parts Director. His previous work includes time at Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lexus, and Porsche. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his loving wife, cooking, and rock climbing.

  • Bo Teggart

    Bo Teggart

    Parts Manager

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    Bo Teggart

    Bo Teggart

    Parts Manager

    Bo Teggart has spent over 24 years in the automotive industry, and is a Lexus Master Certified Parts Manager. In his spare time he enjoys golfing.

Sales

  • Alexander Pendleton

    Alexander Pendleton

    Lexus Delivery Specialist

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    Alexander Pendleton

    Alexander Pendleton

    Lexus Delivery Specialist

    Alexander Pendleton loves America and is very thankful for all who have served in our military. God bless them all. Alexander has been with Lexus for over 16 years, and has previous experience in sales, service, and tech knowledge. In his spare time, he enjoys family time with his grandchildren, photography, videography, community activities, and salsa dancing.

  • Angela Lule

    Angela Lule

    Lexus Delivery Specialist

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    Angela Lule

    Angela Lule

    Lexus Delivery Specialist

    Angela Lule has been with Lexus for over 10 years. She studied computer software and support at Mayfield College, and proceeded to work as a computer techician and consultant. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, concerts, hiking at night, and swimming.

  • Craig Jones

    Craig Jones

    Internet Sales Manager

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    Craig Jones

    Craig Jones

    Internet Sales Manager

    Craig Jones was raised in the OC and San Diego area. After college in San Diego, he was in the restaurant business for 10 years before entering the automotive industry in 1995. Since then, he’s worked as a finance manager/director and spent 10 years at Newport Lexus, before moving to the desert. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends, beach time, golf, traveling, and exploring new desert restaurants.

  • Maggie Kovaly

    Maggie Kovaly

    Internet Sales Manager

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    Maggie Kovaly

    Maggie Kovaly

    Internet Sales Manager

    Maggie Kovaly is one of our Lexus Certified Internet & Fleet Managers, and has been in the automotive industry for over 18 years. In her spare time, she enjoys bike riding, pickle ball, golf, cards, and movies. “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts” – Thoreau

  • Greg Rittmiller

    Greg Rittmiller

    Sales Consultant

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    Greg Rittmiller

    Greg Rittmiller

    Sales Consultant

    Greg Rittmiller has been in the automotive industry for over 35 years, and has been with Lexus for 13 years. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, good food, and spending time with his dogs.

  • Clay Mills

    Clay Mills

    Sales Consultant

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    Clay Mills

    Clay Mills

    Sales Consultant

    Clay Mills is a lifetime Desert resident, and has been with Lexus for 5 years. Before joining the Shottenkirk Desert Lexus team, he spent 14 years in casino management. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing.

  • Bob Minton

    Bob Minton

    Sales Consultant

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    Bob Minton

    Bob Minton

    Sales Consultant

    Bob Minton has been in the auto industry for over 30 years, and has been with Lexus for over 4 years. He has previous experience in training, management, and managing new and pre-owned sales. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and fishing.

  • Allen Johnson

    Allen Johnson

    Sales Consultant

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    Allen Johnson

    Allen Johnson

    Sales Consultant

    Allen Johnson has been in the automotive industry for over 25 years, and was top sales in the nation for Lexus corp. He doesn’t see it as selling cars, but instead, building relationships. He was previously named top certified sales employee for the month, and has worked with Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, and Bugatti. In his spare time he loves working with youth and couples ministry at his church, and also spending time with his lovely wife and family. Favorite Scripture: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.” Isaiah 54.17

  • Nabor Valenzuela

    Nabor Valenzuela

    Sales Consultant

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    Nabor Valenzuela

    Nabor Valenzuela

    Sales Consultant

    Nabor Valenzuela has been in the automotive industry for over 17 years, and has previously worked for Toyota as a Finance Manager and Asst. Sales Manager. His mission has always been to help guests make the best decisions, not sell cars. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, Baja racing, and making memories with his family.

  • Tony Spiel

    Tony Spiel

    Sales Consultant

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    Tony Spiel

    Tony Spiel

    Sales Consultant

    Tony Spiel was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. He has been in automotive sales for the last 11 years. Earlier in life, he received and MBA in business from CSUSB. He firmly believes in treating people the way you would want to be treated. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his longtime girlfriend and mountain biking.

  • Douglas Lincoln

    Douglas Lincoln

    Sales Consultant

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    Douglas Lincoln

    Douglas Lincoln

    Sales Consultant

    Doug Lincoln is a USMC veteran who began his auto sales career in his home state of Washington in 1971. He has since held positions in both sales and management for Ford, Porsche, BMW, Volvo, Maserati, and Mercedes-Benz. His sales career in the desert began at Palm Springs Ford in 1973, working for his uncle Bill Torrance. Doug is married, with 4 children and enjoys golf and following the Huskies and Seahawks. “I am honored to now be representing Shottenkirk Desert Lexus, a very professional, customer service oriented, dealership.”

  • Brooke Sharpe

    Brooke Sharpe

    Receptionist

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    Brooke Sharpe

    Brooke Sharpe

    Receptionist

    Brooke Sharpe is originally from Detroit, Michigan, and just recently joined our team. Her work background is based primarily around customer service, which is a perfect fit for Shottenkirk Desert Lexus. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and traveling to new places.

  • Camille McGloiry

    Camille McGloiry

    Receptionist

    Camille McGloiry

    Camille McGloiry

    Receptionist

Finance

  • Gilbert Alvarez

    Gilbert Alvarez

    Finance Manager

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    Gilbert Alvarez

    Gilbert Alvarez

    Finance Manager

    Gilbert Alvarez is a 45 year resident of La Quinta, CA. He has been in the automotive industry for 27 years and is a UC Santa Barbara Graduate. In his spare time, he enjoys music concerts.

  • Deena Medrano

    Deena Medrano

    Finance Adminstrator

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    Deena Medrano

    Deena Medrano

    Finance Adminstrator

    Deena Medrano was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and has been with Lexus for 16 years as a finance director. She is also an administrative assistant to our GM. In her spare time she enjoys Dodger baseball and Trojan football. Go Blue and Fight On!

  • Joseph Pestano Jr.

    Joseph Pestano Jr.

    Finance Manager

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    Joseph Pestano Jr.

    Joseph Pestano Jr.

    Finance Manager

    Joey Pestano Jr was born and raised in southern California and graduated from Laguna Hills High School. After graduating he served in the United States Marine Corps with 2nd Marine division, 2nd LAR. He also attended Lexus Financial school of financing and Jim Moran & Assoc. Joey has been in the automotive industry for 14 years as a sales consultant, finance manager, and sales manager. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, baseball, and going to the beach.

Service

  • Reuben Quezada

    Reuben Quezada

    Asst. Service Manager

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    Reuben Quezada

    Reuben Quezada

    Asst. Service Manager

    Reuben Quezada jumped on board with Lexus in 1993, right after graduating from high school, and is now our Assistant Service Manager. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, as well as his Lexus family. He also enjoys building and racing cars, boats and motorcycles.

  • Johnny Reyes

    Johnny Reyes

    Service Consultant

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    Johnny Reyes

    Johnny Reyes

    Service Consultant

    Johnny Reyes has been with Lexus for 17 years, and his experience includes being automotive technician for 18 years and service consultant for 12 years. Johnny is a kind and patient man who enjoys family time, hiking, working on project cars at home, traveling, and trying new things.

  • Juan Diaz

    Juan Diaz

    Service Consultant

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    Juan Diaz

    Juan Diaz

    Service Consultant

    Juan Diaz has been in the automotive industry for 12 years, and through self-motivation has attained the title of Lexus Certified Service Consultant. In his spare time he enjoys family time, traveling, and taking time to experience memories.

  • James Simmons

    James Simmons

    Service Consultant

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    James Simmons

    James Simmons

    Service Consultant

    James Simmons is a former motorcycle racer born and raised in Downey, CA. After high school, he moved to Orange County, before settling in the Coachella Valley. He has been with Lexus since 2012 and is one of our Lexus Certified Service Consultants. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family.

  • Kenny Stiles

    Kenny Stiles

    Service Consultant

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    Kenny Stiles

    Kenny Stiles

    Service Consultant

    Before joining our team at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus, Kenny Stiles was with Toyota for 10 years, and has been a service consultant for 4 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and playing basketball.

  • Hugo Solis

    Hugo Solis

    Service Consultant

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    Hugo Solis

    Hugo Solis

    Service Consultant

    Hugo Solis is one of our Service Consultants, here at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus. He has been with Lexus since 1995, and is also Lexus Master Certified. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, nature, and chess.

  • Gerry Ochoa

    Gerry Ochoa

    Service Call Center Rep

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    Gerry Ochoa

    Gerry Ochoa

    Service Call Center Rep

    Gerry Ochoa recently joined our team at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus, but has over 7 years of experience in the automotive industry. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling.

  • Veronica Vazquez

    Veronica Vazquez

    Service Call Center Rep

    Veronica Vazquez

    Veronica Vazquez

    Service Call Center Rep

  • Adrian Agoot

    Adrian Agoot

    Service Dispatcher

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    Adrian Agoot

    Adrian Agoot

    Service Dispatcher

    Adrian Palafox Agoot has been in the automotive industry for over 15 years. He studied business, with an emphasis in computers and technology at College of the Desert and got his Associates degree. He is a person who puts others first and tries to help in any way. He always looks for the best way to complete a goal or task set before him. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family and friends.

  • Santos Rodriguez

    Santos Rodriguez

    Service Dispatcher

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    Santos Rodriguez

    Santos Rodriguez

    Service Dispatcher

    Santos Rodriguez works in our service department as a dispatcher. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and pets. He also enjoys trips to the beach and off roading.

  • Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez

    Service Dispatcher

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    Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez

    Service Dispatcher

    Manny Ramirez has been with Lexus for more than 5 years and has experience in customer service, data input, and has been a service cashier. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and pets.

  • Antonio Mojica

    Antonio Mojica

    Service Porter

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    Antonio Mojica

    Antonio Mojica

    Service Porter

    Antonio Mojica has been with Lexus now for 2 years and has experience in service detail and customer service. In his spare time he enjoys working out and soccer.

  • Jose Coronado

    Jose Coronado

    Service Porter

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    Jose Coronado

    Jose Coronado

    Service Porter

    Jose Coronado has been with Lexus for over 10 years, and has experience in customer service and detailing. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and watching tv.

  • Josue Parra

    Josue Parra

    Service Porter & Tech Specialist

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    Josue Parra

    Josue Parra

    Service Porter & Tech Specialist

    Josue Parra is our technology specialist, and recently joined the team at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus. He has been in the automotive industry for a few years, and previously worked with Toyota. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, off-roading, and camping.

  • Reynaldo Lucero

    Reynaldo Lucero

    Service Porter

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    Reynaldo Lucero

    Reynaldo Lucero

    Service Porter

    Reynaldo Lucero is a new addition to Shottenkirk Desert Lexus, but his main expertise is serving guests. In his spare time he enjoys going on long runs, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.

  • Frank Doria

    Frank Doria

    Parts Specialist

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    Frank Doria

    Frank Doria

    Parts Specialist

    Frank Doria is a US Army veteran and active church member. He has been in the automotive industry for 17 years, specifically dealing with parts. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging and working out at a gym.

  • Steve Rivera

    Steve Rivera

    Parts Specialist

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    Steve Rivera

    Steve Rivera

    Parts Specialist

    Steve Rivera is a Lexus Master certified parts specialist, and has been in the automotive business for over 20 years.

  • Lee James

    Lee James

    Parts Specialist

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    Lee James

    Lee James

    Parts Specialist

    Lee James is one of our parts specialists, and has been in the automotive industry for 7 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, off roading and camping.

  • Alejandro Villalba

    Alejandro Villalba

    Service Technician Assistant

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    Alejandro Villalba

    Alejandro Villalba

    Service Technician Assistant

    Alejandro has been with Shottenkirk Desert Lexus a short time, but has previous experience as a parts driver. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and friends.

Service Technicians

  • Andres Jimenez

    Andres Jimenez

    Service Technician

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    Andres Jimenez

    Andres Jimenez

    Service Technician

    Andres Jimenez has been with Lexus for over 2 years as a technician’s assistant. He was previously a tire technician, and received his training at College of the Desert’s Automotive program. In his spare time he enjoys driving long distance to eat exquisite food.

  • Ben Lopez

    Ben Lopez

    Service Technician

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    Ben Lopez

    Ben Lopez

    Service Technician

    Ben Lopez is one of our Lexus Certified service technicians and has been here for over 5 years. In his spare time, he enjoys family time.

  • Carlos Lara

    Carlos Lara

    Service Technician

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    Carlos Lara

    Carlos Lara

    Service Technician

    Carlos Lara enjoys on working on anything with an engine whether it’s a dirt bike, quad, or a car. That experience has served him well now as a technician’s assistant for four years. He also enjoys camping, off roading, and hiking.

  • Christian Lara

    Christian Lara

    Service Technician

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    Christian Lara

    Christian Lara

    Service Technician

    Cristian Lara has been with Lexus for over 9 years and began as a service porter. After a few years, he was promoted to a technician’s assistant, and is now a Lexus Certified Technician. In his spare time, he enjoys motorcycle riding in the desert.

  • Charlie Gonzalez

    Charlie Gonzalez

    Service Technician

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    Charlie Gonzalez

    Charlie Gonzalez

    Service Technician

    Charlie Gonzalez has been in the automotive industry for 14 years, and also has his Associates degree in Automotive Technology. He has been with Lexus for 10 years and has become a Lexus Senior certified and ASE certified technician. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, motor sports, outdoor activites like camping and hiking, and volunteer work.

  • Christian Lopez

    Christian Lopez

    Service Technician

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    Christian Lopez

    Christian Lopez

    Service Technician

    Christian Lopez has been with Shottenkirk Desert Lexus as a Lexus certified service technician for over half a year. He is also master certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

  • Gerry Christiansen

    Gerry Christiansen

    Service Technician

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    Gerry Christiansen

    Gerry Christiansen

    Service Technician

    Garry Christiansen has been with Lexus for 20 years, and in that time has become a Lexus Master certified and ASE certified technician. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities.

  • Horacio Lopez

    Horacio Lopez

    Service Technician

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    Horacio Lopez

    Horacio Lopez

    Service Technician

    Horacio Lopez has been with Lexus for 20 years, and is one of our Lexus Senior certified and ASE certified technicians.

  • Humberto Melchor

    Humberto Melchor

    Service Technician

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    Humberto Melchor

    Humberto Melchor

    Service Technician

    Humberto Melchor has been with Lexus for over 16 years and is one of our Lexus Certified Technicians. In his spare time, he enjoys going to his daughter’s soccer games and target shooting.

  • Ismael Garcia

    Ismael Garcia

    Service Technician

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    Ismael Garcia

    Ismael Garcia

    Service Technician

    Ismael Garcia is one of our Lexus Certified Technicians. He has 10 years of experience as a technician and also graduated from Universal Technical Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, especially barbecuing with his children.

  • James Apacible

    James Apacible

    Service Technician

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    James Apacible

    James Apacible

    Service Technician

    James Apacible has been with Lexus for over 18 years In that time has become a Lexus Master certified Diagnostic Specialist & Service Technician, and also has 11 ASE certifications. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his children.

  • Juan Castaneda

    Juan Castaneda

    Service Technician

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    Juan Castaneda

    Juan Castaneda

    Service Technician

    Juan Castaneda is a Lexus Certified Technician, and has been with Lexus for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing.

  • Paul Brock

    Paul Brock

    Service Technician

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    Paul Brock

    Paul Brock

    Service Technician

    Paul Brock is from Yucca Valley, and has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years. In the 10 years he has been with Lexus, he has become a Lexus Master certified Diagnostic Specialist and Service Technician. In his spare time, he enjoys working on car projects and spending time with his teenage daughter.

  • Sao Chanthaboury

    Sao Chanthaboury

    Service Technician

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    Sao Chanthaboury

    Sao Chanthaboury

    Service Technician

    Sao Chanthaboury has been in the automotive industry for over 18 years. Before joining the team at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus, he was a Master tech for Toyota. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and off-roading

  • Tom Brown

    Tom Brown

    Service Technician

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    Tom Brown

    Tom Brown

    Service Technician

    Tom Brown has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. 25 of those years were spent with Lexus, and in that time he achieved ASE Master Certification and the title of Lexus Master Certified Diagnostic Specialist. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach, family time, home improvement, music, and reading.

  • Angel Hernandez

    Angel Hernandez

    Service Technician Assistant

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    Angel Hernandez

    Angel Hernandez

    Service Technician Assistant

    Angel Hernandez is an assistant to our service technicians and has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years. In his spare time, he enjoys boxing and family time.

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Shottenkirk Desert Lexus
Shottenkirk Desert Lexus
68068 Kyle Rd
Cathedral, CA, 92234 US
760-904-3654
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