Meet Our Staff!

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  • South Pacific Auto Sales
    Pre-Owned Automotive Dealership

    At South Pacific Auto Sales, we take pride in our team. We truly believe our people are what make our company so great. Please take some time to get to know them. Click on the photos below to learn more about the owners, managers, and staff that make up the team at South Pacific Auto Sales.

    "Dedicated to serving you with Honesty 
    and Integrity since 1989."

  • Russ Sell

    Russ founded South Pacific Auto Sales in 1989 and has grown the business to what it is today. He built the company on three very simple principles: treating employees fairly and as part of the family, keeping customers satisfied, and giving back to the local community.


  • Stacie Shank
    Office Manager

  • Brady Sell

  • Allison Swanson
    Human Resources


  • Ryan Swanson
    Sales Manager

    Ryan has been a Sales Manager at South Pacific Auto Sales for 11 years now. He was born in Lebanon and currently lives in Brownsville with his wife, Allison, and their two beautiful kids Miller and Harper. Ryan enjoys camping, riding ATV's, and spending time with his family.

    Watching others succeed and making better lives for themselves is what Ryan enjoys most about his job. "This company is very lucky to have an owner like Russ. He takes great pride in making sure every one of his employees is taken care of and happy."


  • Jeremy Shank
    Left Coast Motorsports Manager

  • Matt McCormick
    Sales Manager

  • Monty Sheppard
    Used Car Manager

  • Tom Youngs
    Loan Manager

    Tom has been the Loan Manager at South Pacific Auto Sales for 5 years now. The thing he likes most about his job is the people he works with. Tom enjoys most things outdoors like camping, hiking, Jeeping, and riding ATV's. He hopes to do some more traveling in the future.


  • John Bracken
    Finance Manager

    John has been a Finance Manager with South Pacific Auto Sales for 3.5 years now, he truly enjoys getting people financing for their purchases when they thought it was impossible, or a lot better financing then their own bank would give them.  

    John is from Medford, OR and currently lives in Independence, OR. He has lots of siblings and nieces and nephews and loves outdoor adventures like shooting, riding ATVs, hiking, traveling and conquering mountains! 


  • Rick Buck
    Finance Manager

    Rick has been with South Pacific Auto Sales for over three years now. His favorite thing about being a Finance Manager is helping people get loans.

    Originally from Ohio, Rick currently lives in Monmouth, Oregon with his wife, three daughters, two dogs, cat, guinea pig, and beta fish. He enjoys days out on the golf course and playing the guitar.


  • Aaron Owens
    Internet Sales
    (866) 981-2422

    Aaron is one of our Internet Sales Professionals. He lives in Dallas, Oregon with his wife, McKenzie, their 3 year old daughter, Kennedy, and 1 year old daughter, Paisley. Aaron enjoys watching football, playing golf, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his family.

    His favorite thing about working for South Pacific Auto Sales is the friendly co-workers. "I enjoy coming to work every day and what this company stands for, honesty and integrity. Makes me proud to be a part of this wonderful company."

  • Kelly Kisling
    Internet Sales
    (866) 981-2422

  • Jesse Craven

    Jesse has been a Sales Professional with South Pacific Auto Sales for 4 years now, and truly enjoys the ability to help people in need. 

    Jesse was born in Albany and currently lives in Lebanon with his wife, Danell'e, of 12 years. On his free time he enjoys camping, boating, and riding dirt bikes.

  • Saul Ochoa

  • Chris Anderson

    Chris is one of our Sales Professionals and has been with South Pacific Auto Sales since February 2014.  The thing he likes most about his job is working with new and different people every day.


    Originally from Eugene, Chris moved to Corvallis to attend OSU and then to Albany after graduation. He enjoys going camping and being outdoors. He also loves to play sports and to stay active. 


  • John Payne


  • Mark Cannell

    Mark has been a Sale Professional since August, 2014 at South Pacific Auto Sales. He really connected to his coworkers and the people who work here are the reason he enjoys it here so much. 

    Mark is from Corvallis, OR and currently lives in Albany, OR. Mark has two wonderful kids, Matthew and Kaitlynn, and enjoys sports, movies, walks, sight seeing and the beach! 

  • Stephen Brown

  • Sean Johnson
    Left Coast

  • Sarah Bires
    Accounts Payable


  • Allie Woodson
    Marketing Manager

    Allie is our marketing manager here at South Pacific Auto Sales. She loves the people she works with and the events she gets to plan! 

    Allie is from Hillsboro, Oregon, graduated from Oregon State University and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon. She has a dog named Blue and a rabbit named Bacon and enjoys everything outdoors, from scuba diving and rock climbing to snowboarding and wakeboarding. 


  • Beth White

    Beth is our receptionist here at South Pacific Auto Sales. She loves the atmosphere and friendly people! 

    She grew up in Mill City, Oregon and recently moved from Iowa and is living in Turner, Oregon. She has two boys Hunter and Kaysin and a lab mix named Lola. Beth loves to cook and explore the outdoors. Her favorite place is Three Creeks Lake outside of Sisters, Oregon and she can't wait to take her boys there this summer! 


  • Jose Perez

  • Jay Grenard
    Facilities Maintenance

    Jay has been Facilities  Maintenance  here at South Pacific  Auto Sales since  July  2014. What  he enjoys  about this  position  is  that  the  owners  are  willing  to  upgrade  and  update  the  current  location.

    Jay served  24 years  in the  Air Force,  retiring  here  in the Pacific  Northwest, where  he met  his  wife  and have  been  married  since  2010. They  enjoy time  with  their   four Granddaughters and awaiting  new grandson that  is  on the  way.

    He enjoys camping, BBQing, making pies and working  with  wood.


  • Velma Felkins

  • Steve Hensley
    Service Writer

  • Dave Spencer
    Service Writer

  • Christopher Larsen
    Service Coordinator

  • Steve McGovern
    Tires Professional

    Steve McGovern is our Tires Professional at South Pacific Tire Pros. Steve is new to the team but has been in the tire business here in Albany for the past 35 years. 

    Steve is from Albany, OR and lives outside of Lebanon currently with his wife. Steve has 5 kids and 6 grand-kids! He likes to hunt, fish, camp, and everything stock car racing! 

  • Jeff Mahr
    Motorsports/Automotive Technician

    Jeff Mahr has been our Motorsports / Automotive Technician here at South Pacific Tire Pros for the past 5 years! Jeff likes working with the knowledgeable and professional people here. 

    Jeff is from Philomath, OR and lives in Monmouth currently with his girlfriend and has a 22 year old daughter who attends Oregon State University! Jeff loves snowboarding, hunting and everything motorcycles!

  • Gary Stull
    Auto Technician

    Gary is an Auto Technician here at South Pacific Tire Pros. He loves working here because of the friendly, family atmosphere. 

    Gary is from Boise, Idaho and lives in Keizer, Oregon with his wife Tierra, daugher Sadie and son Tyler. Gary likes watching football, golf and drag racing! 

  • Kim Putney
    Auto Technician

    Kim has been one of our Auto Technician here at South Pacific Tire Pros for the past two years. He likes working for a successful family business! 

    Kim is a born and raised Oregonian who lives in Albany with his wife of 35 years, Debbie and their two collies, Ben and Willis! He loves NASCAR, Sprint Car and late model Racing. He goes to as many races as he can each year! Kim also likes to travel and has been to all but three states! 


  • John Lehr
    Service Technician

  • Michah Lenfest
    Auto Technician

    Michah has been an Auto Technician here at South Pacific Tire Pros for almost a year and a half. He loves coming to work everyday because of the people he gets to work with!

    Michah is a born and raised Oregonian who lives in Falls City with his wife and 5 year old son. Michah likes to do handy work around his house and spending time with his family! 

  • Jairo Montoya
    Service Technician

  • John Towner
    Auto Technician

    John is new to the South Pacific Tire Pros team. He likes to variety of vehicles he gets to work on and the fact that it is a family owned and operated business! 

    John is native to the northwest and lives in Tangent, Oregon. He likes to fish, garden, listen to music and travel to the coast! 

  • Eddie Hernandez
    Service Technician

  • Justin Boggess

    Justin is an Automotive Detailer here at South Pacific Auto Sales. He likes working with the people because they make it exciting to come to work! 

    Justin is from Bend, Oregon and is currently living in Albany with his girlfriend and their dog Bella. Justin likes to work on cars, hunt, fish and watch sports!

  • Matthew Gorman

  • Jonathan Wright
    Lot Porter

  • Dave Wetzel
    Dave's Snack Shack Owner

    Dave has been with us at South Pacific for over 14 years now. 

    Dave runs his snack shack here in our showroom! 

    Dave loves being with the people here and is very good at keeping his snack shack full. His favorite thing is joking around with the employees and singing along to the radio!