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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
828-309-0304

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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Tim Walters
COO / VP
828-693-8661

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 COO for the Hunter stores.

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General Sales Manager

Gordon Zurbrick
General Sales Manager

Gordon grew up in Charleston, SC and graduated from Charleston Southern University. After graduation, he served in the Army for eight years. Gordon has been in the automobile business for seven years and has been with Hunter for five years. His hobbies include football and spending time with his family. 

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Finance Manager

Kevin Brazanskas
Finance Manager

Kevin Brazanskas is from Vernon, New Jersey but now lives in West Ashville where he, his wife, two kids and two dogs enjoy time together  outdoors and the mountain lifestyle of WNC.  He received his BA from Long Island University - Southampton in Environmental Studies and has worked as an Environmental Compliance Specialist and youth mentor.  At Hunter since 2008, Kevin is a member of American Financial and Automotive Services' F&I (Finance and Insurance) and is a NC Notary Public.
 

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Sales

Kerri Worley
Sales Consultant

Kerri has been with Hunter Nissan for four years come June. Kerri was born in Hendersonville but raised in the small town of Campobello, South Carolina, population 581. Kerri graduated from Chapman High School in 2008.  Kerri has a beautiful daughter, Tiffany and her feisty Chihuahua, Diesel. She is an huge Clemson fan, as Death Valley is her second home (GO TIGERS!) She loves interior design and spends her free time antiquing, watching her daughter cheer/tumble. 

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Shawn Parsley
Sales Consultant

Shawn is originally from Florida but the lure of our beautiful mountains brought him to Western Carolina.  Although his background has been in the service industry, he says he is happy to join the sales team at Hunter Nissan. Shawn has a beagle named Oliver and he enjoys golfing, hiking and going to the gym.

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Jason Wooten
Sales Consultant

Jason has over five years of experience in the automotive industry, ranging from sales consultant to sales manager. Jason has been married to his wife, Mary, for nineteen years. He has four children and two grandchildren. 

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Todd Barrett
Sales Consultant

Todd joins Hunter with 5 years of experience in the automotive industry and a year experience in real estate.  He was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC. He graduated from Blue Ridge with a degree in AB-tech . Todd has a dog named Ziggy. He enjoys playing the guitar and the outdoors.

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Service

Chris Lyda
Service Manager

Chris has over 17 years in the Automotive industry, with an Associates degree in Auto Tech from A-B Tech. A local enthusiast of camping, fishing and motorcycle riding; Chris was born and raised in the Western North Carolina Area.

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Nicole Gunter
Service Consultant

Kimberly joins Hunter with experience in the service industry. She has a 10 years old son name Mason. She was born and raised in Brevard. 

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Parts

Ben Baxley
Parts Manager

Ben was born in Reno, Nevada and raised in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  He grew up playing piano, violin, and also enjoys playing around with a guitar. He is married to his wife Sarah and have a dog named Marty and a cat named Lou. They love them both very much. In his free time, Ben enjoys to go mountain biking, hiking, camping and exploring Western North Carolina.

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Matt Chevalier
Parts Consultant


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BDC Manager

Scott Laffin
BDC Manager/Customer Service
828-309-0334


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