Crown Honda Southpoint Staff


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General Manager

Scott Washle,

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 19 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 30 years

Where were you born? Louisville, KY

What state and city do you now live in? Raleigh, NC

I drive a: Honda Ridgeline, Honda Pilot

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Very clean, great stability and growth rate.

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Firebirds, Ted's Montana Grill, Harvest 18 Restaurant

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Boating, deep sea fishing and flying

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: Great all-around customer service.

My favorite sports team is: Army football, baseball- whatever team my kids are playing on.

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Sales Management

Ahmad Haidariya, Sales Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 1 year

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 7 years

Where were you born? Maryland

What state and city do you now live in? Wake Forest, NC

I drive a: Hellcat

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Hospitality

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: City Kitchen

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Work out

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: "Looks like you work out."  

My favorite sports team is: Ravens

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Tony Puccio, General Sales Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 11 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 26 years

Where were you born? New York

What state and city do you now live in? NC

I drive a: Civic

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: sports/rec

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Nantucket Grill

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: spend time with family

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Rob Rothe, Internet Director

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 1.5 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 14 years

Where were you born? Maryland

What state and city do you now live in? Reidsville, NC

I drive a: Honda Civic

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: That it's growing. 

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Maggiano's

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Spend time with family & friends, travel ball tournaments for my 10 year old

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: This was the best car buying experience they've ever had. 

My favorite sports team is: Carolina Panthers

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Gregg Martella, Used Car Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 1 year

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 15 years

Where were you born? Massachusetts

What state and city do you now live in? Efland, NC

I drive a: Toyota Land Cruiser 

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Harvest 18 

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Get out into nature and go fishing

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: Thank you. 

My favorite sports team is: New England Patriots

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Cannon Forrest, Sales Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 6 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 6 years

What state were you born in? NC

What state and city do you now live in? Raleigh

I drive a: Honda Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Durham Bulls

Favorite restaurant in Durham is:  Q-Shack

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: hang out with family

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: That I was honest and they felt comfortable doing business with me

My favorite sports team is: Dallas Cowboys

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Daniel McGreal, Sales Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 6 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 15 years

What state were you born in? New York

What state and city do you now live in? Smithfield

I drive a: Honda Civic

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is:

Favorite restaurant in Durham is:  Q Shack

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Play Call of Duty

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: that i made the process so easy

My favorite sports team is: Gonzaga

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Tom Tillottson, Sales Manager/Customer Service

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 7 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 38 years

What state were you born in? North Carolina

What state and city do you now live in? Raleigh, North Carolina

I drive a: Lexus RX350

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Overall location

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Coach

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: that I was totally honest

My favorite sports team is: Yankees

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Service Management

Matt Mann, Service Director
(919) 425-2001

How many years have you worked at Crown Honda Southpoint? 13 years
How many years have you worked in the automotive industry? 15 years
I was born in: Greensboro, NC
Now I live in: Clayton, NC
I drive a: Honda Accord
My favorite place to vacation is: Disney World
I couldn't live without my: family
My guilty pleasure is: my 1968 Pontiac GTO
The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was... that they wished I were her son
My favorite thing to do in Durham is: play soccer with kids

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Kelly Alston, Service Manager
(919) 425-2003

How many years have you worked at Crown Honda Southpoint? 10 years
How many years have you worked in the automotive industry? 15 years
I was born in: Newport News, VA
Now I live in: Greensboro, NC
I drive a: Nissan Maxima
My favorite place to vacation is: Florida
I couldn't live without my: cars
My guilty pleasure is: sports
The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was... how great the service was
My favorite thing to do in Durham is: go to Durham Bulls games

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Tony Padula, Night Service Manager
(919) 425-2003


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Finance Management

Jenny Burkes, Finance Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 3 months

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 7 years

Where were you born? Detroit, MI

What state and city do you now live in? Wilson, NC

I drive a: Ford Fusion

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Tariety of restaurants

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Bonchon

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Watch movies & spend time with family

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: "You made this a pleasant & easy process"

My favorite sports team is: Michigan Wolverines

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Justin Core, Finance Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 1 month

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 12 years

Where were you born? Bellefontaine, OH

What state and city do you now live in? Chapel Hill, NC

I drive a: Honda Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: It's very beautiful. I love the trees & parks

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Explore the area with my family & go on hikes

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: You must have been doing this a long time

My favorite sports team is: Ohio State & Cleveland Browns

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Johnny Tran, F&I Manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 5 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 25 years

What state were you born in? Vietnam

What state and city do you now live in? Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I drive a: Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: The food

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Sheetz

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Fish

My favorite sports team is: North Carolina Tar Heels

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Sales

Keith Hutchins, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 2 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 27 years

Where were you born? Bethesda, MD

What state and city do you now live in? Durham, NC

I drive a: 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 & 2018 Honda Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: The people

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Roots

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Disc golf, fishing, kayaking, treating my other half like a princess

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: They felt immediately connected to me.

My favorite sports team is: Seahawks

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Phillip Whittington, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 2 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 27 years

Where were you born? Chapel Hill

What state and city do you now live in? Chapel Hill, NC

I drive a: 2018 Honda Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: It has flavor

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Vin Rouge

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Travel, play chess & spend time with my family

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: "This is the easiest sales experience we've ever had"

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Richard Powell, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 1.5 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 15 years

Where were you born? Newark, NJ

I drive a: 2018 Honda Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: The diversity

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Bullocks Bar B-Que

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Fishing

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: I really go above & beyond

My favorite sports team is: Eagles

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Taylor Nordin, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 2 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 2 years

Where were you born? Tallahassee, FL

What state and city do you now live in? Cary, NC

I drive a: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: It's close to work

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Maggiano's

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Kayak & read

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: That I made it a fun & easy process

My favorite sports team is: Seminoles

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Charles D. Browning, Jr. "Charlie Brown", Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 1 year

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 4 years

Where were you born? Durham, NC

What state and city do you now live in? Durham, NC

I drive a: 1987 Toyota 4Runner

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Duke University

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Shanghai

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Eat, sleep & get ready for work

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: TI gave them their best cary buying experience ever

My favorite sports team is: Tar Heels

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Thomas Garnto, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 2 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 2 years

Where were you born? NJ

What state and city do you now live in? Carry, NC

I drive a: Honda Civic

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: The growth of the area

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Los Tres

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Spend time with girlfriend & dog

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: They never felt pressured.

My favorite sports team is: Chicago Cubs

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Darcy Frields, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 8 months

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 6 years

Where were you born? CA

What state and city do you now live in? Hillsborough, NC

I drive a: Kia

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: The sunsets

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Picnic

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Find local live music venues

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: That I made her feel safe and listened to her needs.

My favorite sports team is: Giants

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April Deal, Receptionist

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 7 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 12 years

What state were you born in? Durham, North Carolina

What state and city do you now live in? Durham, North Carolina

I drive a: Honda Civic

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: There is a lot to do.

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Tripps

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Spend time with my son.

My favorite sports team is: Duke Basketball

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Carol Wright, Accounting Clerk

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 25 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 25 years

What state were you born in? Trinidad

What state and city do you now live in? West Indies

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Ball Park

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Champs

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Relax

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: Thanks for helping me.

My favorite sports team is: UNC Basketball

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Kristen Glenn, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 8 months

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 18 years

Where were you born? New Hampshire

What state and city do you now live in? Raleigh, NC

I drive a: Hyundai Veloster

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: The Crepe Myrtle trees 

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Lugano 

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Spend time with my grandchildren

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: They felt they could trust me. 

My favorite sports team is: Patriots

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Michael Bradenham, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 2 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 6 years

Where were you born? Richmond, VA

What state and city do you now live in? Durham, NC 

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Hope Valley Brewing Company

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Read, hike area trails with my dog, bake

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: I answered all of their questions & made shopping for a vehicle fun. 

My favorite sports team is: The Red Sox

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John Hibbs, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 9 1/2 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 37 1/2 years

Where were you born? NC

What state and city do you now live in? Durham, NC

I drive a: Honda Pilot

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Geer St. Garden

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Go to my grandkids' sports

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: I'm a nice person

My favorite sports team is: Panthers

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James Park, Sales Consultant

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 5 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 7 years

Where were you born? South Korea

What state and city do you now live in? NC

I drive a: Lincoln Aviator

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Golf

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Kanki

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Carpentry

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: Best car-buying experience.

My favorite sports team is: Eagles

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Jerrod Wynder, Sales Consultant

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 3 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 3 years

Where were you born? New Jersey

What state and city do you now live in? Holly Springs, North Carolina

I drive a: Honda CR-V

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Coming to work at Crown Honda

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Spend time with family & friends

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: I like that you're not a pushy salesman.

My favorite sports team is: Philadelphia E.A.G.L.E.S. Eagles | GO BIRDS!!! WORLD CHAMPS!!!

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Shawn Steward, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 3 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 3 years

What state were you born in? New York, New York

What state and city do you now live in? Durham, North Carolina

I drive a: Honda Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: It's up and coming.

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Fleming's Steakhouse

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: workout

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: I changed their view on the car buying experience.

My favorite sports team is: New York Rangers

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Phil Jones, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 2.5 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 2.5 years

What state were you born in? New York

What state and city do you now live in? Roxboro, NC

I drive a: Dodge Avenger

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Sports

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Q Shack

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Read, watch sports

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: "That was the best experience I have ever had when purchasing a car"

My favorite sports team is: NC State, Oakland Raiders

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Karl Prinsep, Sales Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 11 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 16 years

What state were you born in? Talaca, Mexico

What state and city do you now live in? Apex, North Carolina.

I drive a: Accord

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: The sports.

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Wing Stop

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: Spend time with my family.

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: I am Part of their family.

My favorite sports team is: The New England Patriots and Manchester United.

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Service

Kate Monteleone, Service Receptionist/Shuttle Coordinator

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 13 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 13 years

Where were you born? Massachusetts

What state and city do you now live in? Raleigh, NC

I drive a: Honda Civic 

My favorite sports team is: UNC Tarheels

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Vicki Hallsey, Business Development Center Supervisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 3 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 3 years

Where were you born? North Carolina

What state and city do you now live in? Durham, NC

I drive a: Honda Civic

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Everything I need is within 5 miles of my home. 

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Red Lobster 

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Write books, read, walk my cocker spaniel, Chance.

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: You are so helpful and kind. May I have your direct line? 

My favorite sports team is: Baseball MN Twins

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Joe DeFrancesco, Service Advisor

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 9 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 46 years

Where were you born? Connecticut

What state and city do you now live in? Willow Spring, NC

I drive a: Honda Civic

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Depac 

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Pulcinella's Durham 

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint, I like to: Dance "Ballroom, Line"

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: They were treated with dignity. 

My favorite sports team is: N.Y. Yankee's

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Joel Padron, Service Advisor

How many years have you worked in the automotive industry? 18 years
I was born in: Ciego De Avila, Cuba
Now I live in: Graham, NC
I drive a: Ford Crown Victoria
My favorite place to vacation is: Florida
I couldn't live without my: family
My guilty pleasure is: food
The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was... that I smell good
My favorite thing about Durham is: that it is close to everything

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Gerald Butler, Service Advisor


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Charlie Malella, Service Advisor


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Steve Upchurch, Master Technician

How many years have you worked at Crown Honda Southpoint? 13 years
How many years have you worked in the automotive industry? 22 years
I was born in: Durham, NC
Now I live in: Raleigh, NC
I drive a: Honda Accord
As a kid, I wanted to grow up to be: a mechanic
My favorite band is: Zac Brown Band
My favorite way to unwind is: go fishing or ride my motorcycle
The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was... "Great job!"
My favorite thing about the Durham area is: that my family is here, but also location because it is the perfect distance from lakes, mountains, and beaches.

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Parts

Eric Sandy, Parts manager

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 13 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 19 years

What state were you born in? North Carolina

What state and city do you now live in? Rougemont, NC

I drive a: Ford 250

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Restaurant Selection/ Live music.

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Blue Note Grill

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: fresh/saltwater fishing, spending quality time with my wife Betsy and our pups "Ruger" and "Brewski".

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: Great job/thanks for the help!

My favorite sports team is: Duke

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Tony Forsythe, Parts Counter


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Matt Cole, Parts Counter

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 10 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 14 years

What state were you born in? North Carolina

What state and city do you now live in? Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I drive a: Lexus

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: work

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: go out with friends.

My favorite sports team is: North Carolina Tar Heels

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Brian Ade, Parts Counter

How long have you worked at Crown Honda of Southpoint? 6 years

How long have you worked in the automotive industry? 16 years

What state were you born in? New Jersey

What state and city do you now live in? Mebane, North Carolina

I drive a: Mazda 3

The best thing about the Durham Area or what I like about Durham is: Blues concerts at DPAC

Favorite restaurant in Durham is: Roadhouse

When I am not working at Crown Honda of Southpoint I like to: spend time with my family

The nicest compliment a customer ever gave me was: Thank you

My favorite sports team is: North Carolina Tar Heels

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