Staff


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Executive Team

Tom Hunter
President and CEO - Hunter Corporation
828-693-2521

Tom Hunter graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then worked for a startup joint-venture between MidSouth Financial and Centura Bank. After several promotions culminating in Vice President, Mr. Hunter was selected to attend UNC's Kenan-Flager Business School and graduated with honors in 1999. Upon graduation, Mr. Hunter worked as a mergers and acquisitions associate for Brookwood Associates, LLC, an investment bank in Charlotte, NC. In 2002, he joined his family's company, Hunter Corporation, Inc. While attending NADA's Dealer Academy, Mr. Hunter worked at all positions within the dealership, from parts counter, sales to sales manager. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Corporation.

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Randy Hunter
Chairman-Hunter Corporation
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Randy Hunter graduated from East Carolina University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In September of 1984 he began his career with Hunter Corporation, Inc. Randy has worked in all departments and has held practically every position at both dealerships, including sales representative, service writer, finance manager, new and used car manager and general sales manager. He has garnered many sales awards from Chevrolet's Legion of Sales leaders and the Truck Honor Club. In 1998 he was promoted to General Manager of Hunter Nissan Lincoln Mercury. The dealership has earned several awards, including Nissan's prestigious Award of Merit. He is currently serving as the Chairman and Visionary of Hunter Corporation.

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Randy McFalls
Fixed Operations Director
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Randy has been a Henderson County resident all his life. He attended West Henderson High School and has taken several courses in Automotive Technology and earned a certification in welding at Blue Ridge Community College.

During middle school, he held a full time job at Etowah Valley Country Club and performed a variety of duties on the grounds and in the dining room area at night. In 1978 his curiosity of the automotive business took him on a different path. He accepted a position with Carolina Auto Parts in Asheville as a stock clerk. After a few months he was asked to fill in as a counter person and then moved to the Hendersonville location of Blue Ridge Auto Parts as a full time counter person. 

In early 1980 he made the decision to form a partnership and open a chain of Automotive Parts Stores, the first which was Mountain Auto Parts in Brevard N.C. In June of 1986, he sold his interest in the business and joined the Hunter Automotive Group in 1987 as a service consultant.

Randy was soon promoted to service manager and currently holds the position as Corporate Fixed Operations Director. 

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Bill Robins
Variable Operations Director
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Bill Robins has served as Variable Operations Director for Hunter Automotive Group since July 2015. Mr. Robins began his automotive retailing career in 1976 in Newport News, Virginia, having served in multiple management positions with BMW of North America, Inc., as well as various other management positions in the private and publicly owned automotive industry.  Prior to starting his automotive career Mr. Robins taught school and experienced a successful coaching career. He lives in Flat Rock with his wife Leslie of 30 years. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Calvin Carpenter
General Manager: 1st Choice Auto Center
828-694-2557

Calvin began his automobile finance career in Asheville with American Credit Corporation in 1978. American Credit was subsequently acquired by Barclays Bank, PLC and became BarclaysAmericanFinancial where he continued his career path in retail & direct automobile financing to sub-prime credit customers. Calvin specialized in automobile dealer business development in floor-plan and retail finance agreements in various states including NC, WV, IN, OH, MI, SC and TN. Barclays divested of their consumer finance division and Calvin chose to return home to Asheville and ended his career as a Senior Branch Manager after almost 13 years of service. Calvin almost immediately joined the Hunter Corporation family to develop an in-house dealer finance program as a dealer related finance company in May 1991. This business has enjoyed success for over 25 years and is one of the top buy-here-pay-here dealers in our market. Calvin currently serves as the General Manager for the 1st Choice Auto Center sales operation and the finance arm Auto Credit Assistance Corporation as well as member of the executive leadership team for Hunter Corporation.

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Tim Walters
CFO
828-694-2582

Tim graduated from Indiana University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He then began a career as CFO at LCD, Inc., where he oversaw substantial growth. He went on to become Controller and COO at Penske Automotive Group, where he proactively participated in returning the dealership to profitability by the end of the year. Following this success, Tim moved to Bill Heard Enterprises as Controller & Platform Controller, where he was able to achieve the highest net profits the platform had ever experienced. Similarly, at Prebul Enterprises, Tim was directly responsible for returning the organization to profitability within 8 months. Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Georgia Society of CPA's. He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Hunter Corporation.

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Beth McCann
Human Resourses Director
828-694-2634

Beth McCann graduated in 1998 with her Master's degree in Human Resources from Clemson University. She joins Hunter Corporation with over 20 years of human resource management experience from the upstate of South Carolina. Her expertise in being a collaborative business partner with company leadership has been cultivated in the manufacturing sector with progressive Fortune 500 companies. Beth brings her diverse knowledge and experience to our dealership as the Human Resources Director to help us build a culture and work environment that stands firm on our core values.

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Receptionist/Cashier

Kerri Worley
Receptionist
828-697-2222


Kerri Worley is our delightful Receptionist hailing from Campobello, SC - population 502 - where she recently returned to live.  She enjoys playing with her six-year old Tiffany, Chihuahua named Diesel, and her Coonhound puppy named Dolly!  She is a volunteer at the Greenville County Animal Care (no-kill) shelter and adoption center!  She emphasizes she is an avid CLEMSON fan - and on Saturdays she wears solid orange at "Death Valley".  She enjoys going antiquing and shopping for shabby chic and rustic décor.  She attended Chapman High and Swafford Career Center in Inman.  She joined Hunter in the summer of 2016 and before was in the Volvo/freightliner industry for two years.

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Sales Managers

Phil Yaeger
General Manager
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Phil Yaeger has worked at Hunter since 2015 as the General Manager at Hunter Volvo/Power Sports before becoming the GM at Hunter Nissan in October 2016.  He has been in the Nissan world since 2010 and in the automotive industry for over twenty years -- including Toyota for eight years in the Charlotte area.  Phil was born in Wisconsin but grew up in the Midwest (WI, MI and OH), but has been in the Carolinas since 2002.  His Beagle, Teemu, and he are die hard Green Bay Packers fans.  He enjoys spending free time with his wife, seven-year old son and friends.  He received his degree from the University of New Mexico.

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Jeremy Todd
Sales Manager
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Jeremy Todd joined Hunter in the summer of 2017 as Sales Manager at our Nissan dealership adding to his 13 years in the automotive industry.  He graduated from Indiana University in Fort Wayne.  His "Wife/Boss" is Brandy and they have three children (Vincent, Mia and Anthony).  He is a die-hard Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks fan.

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Sales

Adrian Aldao
Sales Consultant
434.806.5924

Adrian Aldao began working at Hunter in August 2017 having never been in the automotive industry before.  However, his four years in the food service industry, including as a waiter and sales representative, has place him "in the game".

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Jim Metzger
828-545-1523

Jim Metzger is a Minnesota Vikings fan, went to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as well as UNC-Asheville where he received a degree in History.  He worked ten years at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum and drove a transit vehicle for Buncombe County five years.  He and his wife have lived in West Asheville with their son six years.  He enjoys hiking, trail-running, swimming, traveling to warm climates - preferably beaches - and historic sites. 

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Jesus Valladolid
Sales Consultant
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Marshall Haire
Product Specialist
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Randy Perry
Sales Consultant
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Brian Bulis
Sales Consultant
828-697-2222


Brian Bulis joined Hunter in sales on April Fools Day 2016!  No foolin' - was in FedEx delivery ten years prior to that and also in ski area operations.  He has a wife, two sweet daughters and a dog.  He enjoys cycling and was born and raised in Littleton, NH.

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David Folsom
Sales Consultant
828-697-2222

Dave Folsom started his sales career at Hunter in the fall of 2015.  He enjoys studying history and watching the History Channel.  Dave and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, four dogs (three Shih Tzus!).  He has lived in our area 25 years.

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Patrick Maynor
Sales Consultant
828-697-2222

Patrick Maynor joined Hunter in sales in November 2016.  He has his motorcycle license, has a dog named Shep and a rabbit named Luna.  He loves to ride his motorcycle, game, fish, golf, kayak, camp and hike.  Patrick is a graduate of East Henderson High and was born in Tuxedo, NC

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Service

Danny Hudson
Service Manager

Danny Hudson loves his wife of eight years, Dee Dee, and his step-son, Chantz, who is also in the automotive industry.  They enjoy their three cats - Minnie, Flossie and Stripper (don't ask!), and he enjoys yard work and trout fishing (if time permits).  They are members of Fletcher First Baptist Church where he has served on the Finance Committee, Grounds Committee and as an Usher.  He was born in Baltimore, MD but raised in Columbus, NC.  Since working in the automotive industry for 36 years and from 2004 with Hunter, he has been a Technician, Service Advisor and now is our Service Manager Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

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Greg Hunnicutt
Service Advisor
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Greg Hunnicutt has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry in Parts and Service.  Along with 15 years in the construction industry, he has over 15 years in outside sales and as a General Manager.  He is certified as a Forklift Operator, in OSHA and a Ten-Hour Certification for Construction.  He and Adele have been married 38 years and they enjoy the lake life!  Greg enjoys Clemson Football and golf.  He has been a member of the Elks (BPOE) for over 20 years and served his country in the US Coast Guard.  Greg is a native of Hendersonville

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Shannon Shepherd
Service Advisor
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Parts

Brad Yarbrough
Parts Manager
828-697-2222


Brad Yarbrough, our Parts Manager, and was born in Augusta, GA but is a graduate of North Henderson High.  He married his sweetheart, Heather, in 2010, has three dogs and loves sports and animals.  He has also been a Furniture Manager at Big Lots and a Grocery Manager at Wal-Mart.

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Sales BDC

Scott Laffin
BDC Sales Manager
828-309-0334


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Tina Leathers
BDC Sales Supervisor
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Lisa Schillig
BDC Sales Customer Service
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Kayla McGaha
BDC Sales Customer Service
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Shelby Ellenburg
BDC Sales Customer Service
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Brad Griffey
BDC Sales Customer Service
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SERVICE BDC

Myra Burleson
828-694-2581

Myra Burleson is from Kentucky and is married to Chris, has four children and one granddaughter.  They all enjoy camping, being together and going to church.  She received her Associates Degree in Business from Walters State Community College in White Pine, TN - she puts all that to work in Customer Service for the last ten years, the last of which has been with us at Hunter.  Here she has been in Customer Service and BDC Service.

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Rena Bowen
828-693-8661

Lorena "Rena" Bowen has been with Hunter since 2016.

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Jeff Warren

Jeff Warren is from Nashville, raised in the Atlanta area and has lived in South Florida and Seattle, WA.  He attended the University of GA and has worked in risk management for 23 years including positions such as a Manager, Director of Operations and VP of Operations - also CEO of his own business.  Jeff came on board at Hunter as a Service Advisor in the summer of 2017.  Divorced with two adult children - Courtney and Kyle, he has two dogs, Molly and Sasha, and enjoys watching college football.  He also enjoys wood working and music appreciation.

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Ginger Elliott
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Ginger Elliott is a graduate of East Henderson High School and has worked 20 years in Customer Service in the banking industry before coming to Hunter early 2017!

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Sales Manager

Davonta Brown
Sales Floor Manager
843-625-0369

Davonta Brown was "raised in a small town called Johnsonville, SC" and has a degree from Greenville Tech College in Greenville.  He loves to motivate and help others in any way possible.  He has been our Sales Floor Manager since September 2017 and was a Toyota salesman for two years before joining Hunter.  He has also been a closet salesman!  Davonta loves basketball, working out and photography.

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Business Manager

Tim Burke
Business Manager


Tim Burke loves his wife, Tarah, and daughter, Madison, and dog, Millie.  He enjoys bow hunting, outdoor sports and has hunting licenses and a Concealed Carry license.  He was born in Missouri, raised in Pinetop, AZ and went to Scottsdale Community College.  He has certifications in sales and finance.  He is new to Hunter, having joined us in the spring of 2017 as a Business Manager but has been in the automotive industry for 17 years.

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Body Shop/Rentals

Chad Baldwin
Body Shop Manager
828.693.8661



Chad Baldwin is married 12 years to his lovely wife, Liz.  They have two dogs (Gemma and Jax) that enjoy boating, camping and eating Chad's cooking - he once was a kitchen cook!  Chad brings 23 years of experience in the automotive industry to Hunter!.  He worked five years in detail at a Ford dealership and at Hunter he has worked in detail and advanced to managing the Body Shop and Recon Shop.  He is a Hendersonville native and came to Hunter in 2002.

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Tosha Shields
Rental Coordinator
828-694-2646

Tosha Shields grew up in Hendersonville.  Only she can explain how you can peacefully have three dogs and three ferrets!  But her two beautiful girls are understandable, and she enjoys spending time with family.  Since October 2014 she has worked at Hunter in a variety of capacities - all customer service related.  But she has been in customer service 13 years and six of those have been in the automotive industry.  She has been a Service Advisor, 1st Choice Service and Sales, Service BDC, Rental Coordinator and Body Shop Assistant.  That's just who she is.

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