Staff

Sales Team

  • Michael Wims

    Michael Wims

    General Manager

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    Michael Wims

    Michael Wims

    General Manager

    Michael joined the Gene Messer Auto Group in 1999. As an Idalou High School grad, he considers West Texas home and believes there is not a better place to do business and raise a family. Michael has been a fan of the Chevrolet brand since Teague Chevrolet (Mt. Vernon, TX 1980’s) sponsored his 1st little league team, and he looks forward to carrying on similar traditions in his local community. He has been proudly married to Daysha for 20 years, and together they have 2 sons, Cooper & Stetson. Michael enjoys traveling, the outdoors, good music, great food, and spending time with his family.

  • Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson

    New Car Manager

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    Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson

    New Car Manager

    Eric has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since September 1996. He thinks Chevrolet builds great products. Eric is from Acuff, TX. He married his high school sweetheart, Sandy and they have 2 children, Kameron and Lauren. Eric enjoys hunting, working outside and spending time with family and friends.

  • Scott Larrentree

    Scott Larrentree

    New Car Manager

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    Scott Larrentree

    Scott Larrentree

    New Car Manager

    Scott has been with Gene Messer Auto Group for 17 years.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayland Baptist University.  Scott loves the quality of Chevrolet vehicles and how they hold their value.   His is married and has 2 beautiful children.  Scott likes to go hiking, fishing and golfing in his free time

  • James Gardner

    James Gardner

    Used Car Manager

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    James Gardner

    James Gardner

    Used Car Manager

    James has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since August 2016.   He is from Lubbock, TX. James grew up loving Chevrolets.  He has a beautiful fiancé and three very special little girls who motivate him to be successful in life.  James enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and working on his new house.

  • Jason Redding

    Jason Redding

    Used Car Manager

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    Jason Redding

    Jason Redding

    Used Car Manager

    Jason has been with Gene Messer Auto Group since September 2008.  He is from Roswell, NM.  Jason has been married for 24 years and has 2 children in college.  He is active in church and enjoys fishing, golfing and family trips.

  • Karin Stone

    Karin Stone

    Executive Administrative Assistant

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    Karin Stone

    Karin Stone

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    Karin has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since December 2012.  She is from Lubbock, TX.  Karin has been in the car business for over 20 years and loves being part of the Gene Messer family.  She recently got married and is the proud momma of Rowdy and Tristan.   Karin enjoys spending time with her husband, visiting her kids, hunting, spending time in the mountains and hiking for waterfalls.

  • Virginia McMahan

    Virginia McMahan

    Receptionist

    Virginia McMahan

    Virginia McMahan

    Receptionist

  • Jonathan Lucio

    Jonathan Lucio

    Internet Sales Director

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    Jonathan Lucio

    Jonathan Lucio

    Internet Sales Director

    Jonathan has been with Gene Messer since April 2010. He has received the Mark of Excellence 8 years in a row. He is from the big town of Whiteface, TX. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife Maggie and his sons, Josiah and Swayde. His favorite hobbies outside of work are hunting and coaching youth sports. His favorite quote is, “I said you need to strive to be better than everyone else. But you gotta TRY. That’s what character is: It’s in the try.”-Coach Taylor.

  • Jeremy Lucio

    Jeremy Lucio

    Internet Sales Director

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    Jeremy Lucio

    Jeremy Lucio

    Internet Sales Director

    Jeremy has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since October 2013.  He’s originally from Ralls, TX.  He is married and has four adorable sons and a dog named Arlo.  Jeremy enjoys spending time with family, woodworking and home remodeling.   Favorite Quote-“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

  • Maria Reyna

    Maria Reyna

    Internet Sales

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    Maria Reyna

    Maria Reyna

    Internet Sales

    Maria has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since July 2012.  She is from Lubbock, TX.  She loves the reliability, safety, longevity and technology of Chevrolets.  Maria comes from a big family and half of them have been in sales. She enjoys spending time with family, singing and music.  Maria is a do it yourselfer and enjoys making new projects.

  • Jeremy Bell

    Jeremy Bell

    Sales

    Jeremy Bell

    Jeremy Bell

    Sales

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper

    Sales

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    Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper

    Sales

    Bailey has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since September 2022.  He is from Hobbs, NM.  Bailey likes that he can have confidence and trust in the product he is selling.  He has 1 son with his beautiful wife.  Bailey enjoys racing cars in his free time.

  • Diego Deleon

    Diego Deleon

    Sales

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    Diego Deleon

    Diego Deleon

    Sales

    Diego has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since August 2021.  He is from Guatemala.  Diego has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at Texas Tech University with a minor in Spanish.  He likes how reliable and respected the Chevrolet brand is and he loves sharing his involvement with GM and the Chevy brand specifically.  Diego loves spending time with his family and says that they have helped shape him and his future and he is forever thankful for them. He also enjoys going to the gym, soccer, pro young table tennis at the age of 14 and sports cars.

  • Brendon Jernigan

    Brendon Jernigan

    Sales

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    Brendon Jernigan

    Brendon Jernigan

    Sales

    Brendon has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since April 2018.  He is from Canadian, TX.  He likes that the Chevrolet brand is American made and he likes that Gene Messer Chevrolet gives back to the community.  Brendon enjoys  video games, movies, anime, fantasy football and playing tennis.

  • Nick Joyce

    Nick Joyce

    Sales

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    Nick Joyce

    Nick Joyce

    Sales

    Nick has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since April 2016. He is from Morton, TX. He likes the culture of Chevrolet and believes it represents everyone. Family is everything to Nick and he enjoys spending time with them as much as possible. He also enjoys fishing, music, sports and video games.

  • Ehsan Nemati

    Ehsan Nemati

    Sales

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    Ehsan Nemati

    Ehsan Nemati

    Sales

    Ehsan has been with Gene Messer Auto Group since April 2012. He is from Lubbock, TX. Ehsan really likes the dependability of Chevrolet and wouldn’t drive any other truck. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, doing research about cars and watching movies.

  • Lamin Sawaneh

    Lamin Sawaneh

    Sales

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    Lamin Sawaneh

    Lamin Sawaneh

    Sales

    Lamin has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since December 2018.  He is from Sierra Leone, West Africa.  He moved from Sierra Leone in 1999 as a refugee.  Lamin has a sister in Atlanta and brothers in England and Belguim.  He attended Wayland Baptist University on a soccer scholarship.  He played for four years, majored in Finance and graduated in 2015.  What Lamin loves the most about the Chevrolet brand is how loyal and committed both Chevy and its customers are to improving each year.  During his free time, Lamin loves to play soccer, coach soccer, travel and spend quality time with family and friends. 

  • Junior Valdez

    Junior Valdez

    Sales

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    Junior Valdez

    Junior Valdez

    Sales

    Junior has been with Gene Messer Auto Group since December 2002.  He is from Las Cruces, NM.  Junior loves spending time with his wife Linda and all of his children and grandchildren.  He enjoys woodworking in his free time. 

  • Richard Ramirez

    Richard Ramirez

    Sales Porter

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    Richard Ramirez

    Richard Ramirez

    Sales Porter

    Richard has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since April 2016.  He likes that Chevrolet has great products.  He says it’s like apple pie and Chevrolet, they just go together.  Richard is happily married, has 3 boys and 2 daughters and 9 grandchildren.  He says his family is his first priority and he loves spending time with them.  Richard likes to go to church, vacations, fishing, cooking BBQ, gardening, remodeling, woodwork and playing drums in his free time.

Business & Finance Team

  • Brannon Davis

    Brannon Davis

    Finance Director

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    Brannon Davis

    Brannon Davis

    Finance Director

    Brannon has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since September 2017, Lovington New Mexico is his home town. He has 5 Nieces and Nephews who he enjoys spending time with. His hobbies are Racing, hiking and spending time with friends and family. His favorite quote is Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  • Lisa Standke

    Lisa Standke

    Business Manager

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    Lisa Standke

    Lisa Standke

    Business Manager

    Lisa has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since February 2013, and has received General Motors’ Mark of Excellence 3 years in a row!  Lubbock is her home town.  She has three sons and six grandchildren. Lisa enjoys spending time at the ranch, four wheeling and hunting.  Favorite quote-“Let whatever you do today be enough.”

  • Luis Nevarez

    Luis Nevarez

    Business Manager

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    Luis Nevarez

    Luis Nevarez

    Business Manager

    Luis has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since July 2019. He is from Lubbock, TX. Luis likes helping customers get the car of their dreams or just help in any way he can. He loves to play sports and work out.

  • Jacob Hodnett

    Jacob Hodnett

    Business Manager

    Jacob Hodnett

    Jacob Hodnett

    Business Manager

Service Team

  • John Dillon

    John Dillon

    Service Manager

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    John Dillon

    John Dillon

    Service Manager

    John has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since September 2013. He is from Lubbock, TX. John has ASE Certified Technician Training from Universal Technical Institute. John loves that Chevrolet continues to grow as a business and is family oriented and they continue to show they care for their customers and employees. John is married and is a proud dad to a beautiful little girl. He loves being a husband and a dad and enjoys disk golf, fitness and health and being a Dallas Cowboys fan.

  • Diamond Martinez

    Diamond Martinez

    Service Administrator

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    Diamond Martinez

    Diamond Martinez

    Service Administrator

    Diamond has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since December 2021.  She is from Lubbock, TX.  Diamond likes the love and care we bring to our customers.  She was adopted by a wonderful family, Mary and Moises Martinez at the age of 12.  Diamond really enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

  • Kevin Soto

    Kevin Soto

    Advisor Blue Team Lead

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    Kevin Soto

    Kevin Soto

    Advisor Blue Team Lead

    Kevin has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since October 2019.  He is from Idalou, TX.  Kevin likes the quality of products and the long time customers of Chevrolet. He has 3 kids and has been married for 13 years.  Kevin enjoys watching his kids play sports and coaching baseball

  • Janel Ordonez

    Janel Ordonez

    Service Advisor

    Janel Ordonez

    Janel Ordonez

    Service Advisor

  • Ruby  Soto

    Ruby Soto

    Service Advisor

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    Ruby  Soto

    Ruby Soto

    Service Advisor

    Ruby has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since May 2021.  She is from Lubbock, TX.  Ruby is currently working on Business Administration Associates to transfer to Texas Tech. She enjoys spending time with her family, going out of town with her husband and playing with her goldendoodle girl, Charlie.

  • Jack Dunlap

    Jack Dunlap

    Shop Foreman

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    Jack Dunlap

    Jack Dunlap

    Shop Foreman

    Jack has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since September 2000.  He is from Tahoka, TX.  Jack is a GM and ASE Certified Master Tech.   He likes making the customer vehicle experience enjoyable.  Jack is married and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, metal art and spending time with family.

  • Don Baxter

    Don Baxter

    Technician

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    Don Baxter

    Don Baxter

    Technician

    Don has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since August 2018. He is from Matador, TX. Don is a GM and ASE Master Tech. He believes Chevrolet is the best product on the road. Don is married with 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter. He enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

  • Gil  Calderon

    Gil Calderon

    Technician

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    Gil  Calderon

    Gil Calderon

    Technician

    Gilberto has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since February 2021.  He is from Denver City, TX.  Gilberto has an Associate’s degree in Applied Science and is NMJC-GM ASEP Certified. He likes the old square body style trucks, Duramax HD trucks and OBS trucks from the 90’s.  Gilberto is married to Beatrice and has 2 kids, Genesis and Gilberto.  He enjoys running, reading about WWII history-Eastern front and spending time with his family.

  • Frank Diaz

    Frank Diaz

    Technician

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    Frank Diaz

    Frank Diaz

    Technician

    Frank has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since March 1999. He is from Lubbock, TX. Frank is GM, ASE, Chevy and Hybrid Certified. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and coaching soccer.

  • Luis  Martinez Diaz

    Luis Martinez Diaz

    Technician

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    Luis  Martinez Diaz

    Luis Martinez Diaz

    Technician

    Luis has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since June 2019.  He is from Michoacán Mexico.  Luis has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and is ASE/GM Certified.  He is married with 1 daughter, both parents and 2 sisters and 1 brother.  Luis enjoys cars, animals, outdoors, movies, traveling and spending time with his family.

  • Brandon  Greer

    Brandon Greer

    Technician

    Brandon  Greer

    Brandon Greer

    Technician

  • John Hernandez

    John Hernandez

    Technician

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    John Hernandez

    John Hernandez

    Technician

    John has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since November 2018.  He is from Lubbock, TX.  John has attended the Automotive Program at South Plains College.  John has been happily married for 19 years and has 6 kids.  He enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends and working on vehicles.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Rudy Rodriguez

    Technician

    Rudy Rodriguez

    Rudy Rodriguez

    Technician

  • Gustavo Sandoval

    Gustavo Sandoval

    Technician

    Gustavo Sandoval

    Gustavo Sandoval

    Technician

  • Clay Sosa

    Clay Sosa

    Technician

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    Clay Sosa

    Clay Sosa

    Technician

    Clay has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since April 2010. His is from Tahoka, TX. He is happily married with 4 children. Clay enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

  • Brandon Thomas

    Brandon Thomas

    PDI Technician

    Brandon Thomas

    Brandon Thomas

    PDI Technician

  • Brock Leatherwood

    Brock Leatherwood

    Lube Tech

    Brock Leatherwood

    Brock Leatherwood

    Lube Tech

  • Juan Olivas

    Juan Olivas

    Lube Tech

    Juan Olivas

    Juan Olivas

    Lube Tech

  • Jessie Ysasaga

    Jessie Ysasaga

    Driver

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    Jessie Ysasaga

    Jessie Ysasaga

    Driver

    Jessie has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since April 2014. He is from San Antonio, TX. Jessie just recently married his sweetheart. He enjoys boat rides, camping, art, model cars, barbecuing and being a DJ in his spare time.

Parts Team

  • Ram Rodriguez

    Ram Rodriguez

    Parts Manager

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    Ram Rodriguez

    Ram Rodriguez

    Parts Manager

    Ram has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since February 2016. He is from Lubbock, TX. Ram likes helping customers and enjoys classic cars

  • Roy Duran

    Roy Duran

    Parts

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    Roy Duran

    Roy Duran

    Parts

    Roy has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since April 2016.  He is from Littlefield, TX.  Roy is happily married with 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law and 5 grandkids.  He enjoys golfing, camping, working on his house, river rafting and spending time with his family.

  • Ruben  Villarreal

    Ruben Villarreal

    Parts

    Ruben  Villarreal

    Ruben Villarreal

    Parts

  • Ernest Elizondo

    Ernest Elizondo

    Parts

    Ernest Elizondo

    Ernest Elizondo

    Parts

  • Jeff Williams

    Jeff Williams

    Parts

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    Jeff Williams

    Jeff Williams

    Parts

    Jeff has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since February 2000. He is from Lubbock, TX. Jeff has always been a Chevy guy. He loves being a dad and enjoys spending time with his family. Jeff likes dirt car racing in his spare time.

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  • Charlie Crane

    Charlie Crane

    Manager

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    Charlie Crane

    Charlie Crane

    Manager

    Charlie has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since June 2012. He is from Lubbock, TX. What he enjoys most about his job is getting to meet new people and work on all types of vehicles. Charlie enjoys spending his time with family, especially at the beach or shooting range.

  • Kameron Johnson

    Kameron Johnson

    Sales

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    Kameron Johnson

    Kameron Johnson

    Sales

    Kameron has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since October 2018. He is from Acuff, TX. He likes Chevrolet builds such great vehicles. Kameron enjoys hunting, taking his dogs to the park and being with family.

  • Randy  Morse

    Randy Morse

    Sales

    Randy  Morse

    Randy Morse

    Sales

  • Roman Gonzales

    Roman Gonzales

    Technician

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    Roman Gonzales

    Roman Gonzales

    Technician

    Roman has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since July 2012. He is from Ralls, TX. He likes that Chevrolet is committed to their customers through service and workmanship. Roman enjoys spending his spare time fishing, boating, and teaching his dog new tricks.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez

    Accessories

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    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez

    Accessories

    Alex has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since October 2017.  He is from Lubbock, TX.  Alex likes that he gets to work for a great company every day.  He enjoys watching football and being outdoors.

  • Michael Sanchez

    Michael Sanchez

    Accessories

    Michael Sanchez

    Michael Sanchez

    Accessories

  • Molly Martinez

    Molly Martinez

    Receptionist

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    Molly Martinez

    Molly Martinez

    Receptionist

    Molly has been with Gene Messer Chevrolet since February 2018. She is from Lubbock, TX. What she enjoys most about her job is working with great people and the excellent products. Molly is the proud momma of 2 boys and enjoys spending her free time with them. She also enjoys cooking, concerts and shopping.

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