Meet the Poway Honda Staff

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Jim Breen, General Sales Manager
    800-916-4794 ext. 5130

    Jim, who was born and raised in San Diego, has been in the automotive industry for 18 years.

    He is a San Diego State University Alumni and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.  As a huge sports fan, he supports the following:  Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, and his alma mater's Aztecs Basketball, Football and Baseball teams.

    Jim has been with Poway Honda since 2006.

  • Niki Chriss, Sales

    With Poway Honda since 2016


  • Rhodel Pelimiano , Internet Sales

    With Poway Honda since 2016

  • Marco Lopez-Ramirez, Service Advisor

    With Poway Honda since 2016


  • Chuck Cruz, Service Advisor

    With Poway Honda since 2016


  • JR Madsen, Sales Manager
    800-916-4794 ext. 5230

    JR has been in the automotive industry all of his life.

    JR lives in in the community with his wife of almost 40 years who works for the Poway Unified School District with special needs children. They also enjoy spending time with their first granddaughter. He is a proud father to three children. His eldest, Amber, is a first grade teacher in Poway. His middle child, Jeff, is a Seabee in the Navy.  He just won Sailor of the Year in 2014, lived in Japan the last 3 years, and will be leaving soon to build houses in the Philippines. His youngest, Heather, is an RN at Sharp Hospital.

    He is known in the community for his Christmas lights and has been recognized by local T.V., magazines, and newspapers.

    JR has been with Poway Honda since 2005.

  • Steve Robison, Pre-Owned Manager
    800-916-4794 ext. 5502

    Steve, who moved from St. George, Utah to San Diego, has spent the last 8 years traveling across the United States attending auctions to buy and sell vehicles.

    He is the proud father of two teenage sons. He also says he moved to California to be closer to the beach. In his time away from Poway Honda, he enjoys surfing, fishing, hunting, and watching his beloved Denver Broncos.

    Steve has been with Poway Honda since 2012.

  • Gary Lobel, Sales Consultant
    (858) 486-4300 ext. 5213

    Gary Lobel has been with Poway Honda since 2006. He is a proud father of four and resides in San Diego with his loving wife and three beautiful grandchildren. Over the years, Gary has moved up his rank as a recipient of Honda's Council of Sales Leadership. Gary made his way up from the Silver Master Award to now part of the Platinum Master Award and falls in Honda's top 100 Sales Consultants in the nation!

  • Cindy Cruz , Internet Sales Consultant

    Se habla español.

    Cindy, new to the automotive industry, has an extensive sales background. She is also the proud mother to one beautiful daughter.

    She is also currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

    Cindy is looking forward to having a long and successful tenure with Poway Honda!

    Cindy has been with Poway Honda since 2013.

  • Brittany Escobedo, Internet Sales Consultant

  • Brian Mallow, Internet Sales Consultant

  • Tiffany Huynh, Sales Consultant

    Tiffany has a son named Tayden. She enjoys eating good food and finding new ways to stay healthy.

  • Hong Jiang, Sales Consultant

  • Raj Shetty, Sales Consultant

    Speaks Hindi and other Indian dialects.

    Raj has been a recipient of the Council of Sales Leadership award from American Honda Motor Company since 2005. He has a good sense of humor and always treats his customer with empathy and great respect.

    When not hard at work, he enjoys sleeping and watching television with his wife and son.

    Raj is a devoted Chargers fan.

    Raj has been with Poway Honda since 2005.

  • Vince Tanedo, Sales Consultant

    Marunong managalog.

    Vince was born in the Philippines and raised in San Diego.  He has been in sales for most of his professional career.

    Vince holds Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  He is a happy husband and a proud father of his son.  When Vince is not at work, he enjoys going to the gym, surfing, golfing, and spending time with his family.

    Vince has been with Poway Honda since 2011.

  • Jaimee Nichols, Receptionist

  • Brittany Nelson, Receptionist

  • Christopher Melton, Service Director

    Christopher originally from Trenton, Michigan, relocated from South Florida to San Diego in April of 2014.  With his family owning and operating several dealerships, it was no surprise when he started as a lot porter in 1991 and worked his way up to where he is today.

    In his free time, Christopher enjoys exploring Southern California on his Harley-Davidson Road Glide, and finding local craft beers and food with his girlfriend.  He enjoys being active; he played hockey for 13 years in the Detroit area. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding, skateboarding, and is learning to surf.  He is enjoying life as a San Diegan, and loves working here at Poway Honda.

    Christopher has been with Poway Honda since 2014.

  • Kristi Rangel , Accessories Coordinator

    Se habla español.

    Kristi is a North County native, born and raised in San Diego, CA. Kristi has been in the automotive industry for 10 years and has spent the last 8 years at Poway Honda.

    She is also a proud mother to a handsome 10-year-old son and enjoys going to amusement parks with her family on her time off.

    Kristi has been with Poway Honda since 2006.


  • Jasmine Sandoval , Service Cashier

    Jasmine was born and raised in San Diego, CA. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Mike Deason, Service Advisor

    Mike Deason, was born in the Philippines and raised in Texas and Oklahoma.

    He has been with Poway Honda for five years and a total of thirty years in the Auto Industry.

    Mike is a San Diego Chargers and Oaklahoma University Sooners fan. When he is not at work he enjoys riding his Harley.

  • Alvaro Rodriguez, Service Advisor

  • Glenn Moss, Pre-Owned Recon Coordinator

  • Rich Choquette, Parts Manager

    Rich, who is originally from Vermont, has been in the automotive industry for many years.

    He is a Honda Platinum Level Parts Manager.  Rich is also a proud father of three and resides in San Diego with his family.

    Rich has been with Poway Honda since 1996.

  • Angelo Civarella, Retail Parts

    Angelo was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He loves Italian and Chinese good. In his spare time, you could find him playing soccer or under the hood of his Honda!

  • Gary Conner, Retail Parts

    Gary was born in Los Angeles and has been living in San Diego since 2003.


    He has been married to Wendy for 10 years and has a cat and a dog.


    Gary is an avid cyclist and is a motor sports buff.


    Gary has been with Poway Honda since 2013.

  • Sean Groves, Wholesale Parts

    Sean is a San Diego native and he currently residing in Temecula, CA.  He has been working in the automotive industry since 1988. He is a proud father of a beautiful 13-year-old daughter.  He loves sailing and other ocean/beach-related activities. He is a fan of the Padres, the Chargers, all-things Disney, and spending time with his family.Sean has been with Poway Honda since 1996.

  • Nicholas Nuñez, Shop Foreman

    Nick is originally from San Diego and has been living in El Centro for 4 years.  He has been married for 17 years and has 5 children.

    In his spare time Nick enjoys music and playing his guitar.

    Nick has been a technician since 1999 and has been with Poway Honda since 2007.

  • Santiago Aguiar, Technician

    Santiago is originally from Nayarit, Mexico and currently lives in Corona.
    He has been married to Maria for 6 months.  Santiago has three children.

    In his spare time, Santiago enjoys hunting and soccer.

    Santiago has been a technician since 2000 and been with Poway Honda since 2009.

  • Andres Aguirre, Service Technician

  • Willie Bagalso, Technician

  • Jessi Calvillo , Technician

  • Ralph Dannhauser, Technician

    Ralph has been a resident of Poway since 1994, married for 21 years and has two awesome daughters.

    Ralph has been working on cars since. . . . well. . . . forever, and in the automotive industry since 1980.


    He has an AS in Automotive Services from Santa Barbara City College, a BS in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and recently re certified for the third time as an ASE Master Technician.


    In his spare time, Ralph enjoys riding his motorcycle or quad or anything else with wheels and a motor.


    He has been with Poway Honda since 2005.


  • Wbaldo Delarosa, Service Technician

  • Israel Deltoro, Technician

    Israel is originally from Chicago, IL and currently lives in Chula Vista.

    He is a sports fan and enjoys basketball and football.

    Israel has been a technician since 2000 and has been with Poway Honda since 2006.  

  • Jose Fernandez, Technician

    Jose is originally from the Coachella Valley.

    His has been living in Poway for 4 years with his wife Shirley and their 2 children.

    In his spare time, Jose enjoys riding mountain bikes.

    He has been with Poway Honda since 2009.

  • James Goularte, Technician

    Jim is originally from San Diego, CA and has lived in Mission Valley since 1993.

    In his spare time, Jim enjoys watching Nascar racing.

    Jim has been a technician since 1976 and has been with Poway Honda since 1990.

  • Thomas Tran, Technician

    Thomas immigrated to the US, and has lived in San Diego since 1989.  He is married to a beautiful woman named Tiffany and has one 13 yr old son.

    Thomas Loves watching soccer.  His hobby is eating, eating and eating.  (He loves to eat!)

    Thomas has been working for Poway Honda since 2001.

  • Jose Cureno, Lot Attendant

    Jose was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He moved to San Diego in 1991 and resides in Poway.

    Jose likes soccer.


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