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The The Auto Gallery Team

Our Porsche Team

Let us introduce you to our staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers and take you through our complete line of new, Certified pre-owned and used inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our site a fast and convenient way to research and find a vehicle that's right for you. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, send us an email and we will promptly reply. We look forward to serving you!

Tim  Kham

Tim Kham | General Manager

Experience: Over 8 years of Porsche Dealership Management. 

Super Power: The ability to lead my team and exceed guests’ expectations by providing magnificent customer service.

Motto: I believe traveling adds character to one's personality.

Favorite Porsche and Why: The 911 Turbo S because of its speed and beauty.

Why The Auto Gallery:  I believe in the talent that’s here. I also see so much potential in Woodland Hills as an emerging community. I know that I have so much experience to offer and want to contribute to the success of the community.

Phone: 818.932.1668 • Email: timk@theautogallery.com

Don Skuta

Don Skuta | Porsche Certified General Sales Manager

Experience: 30 years of Porsche Brand Experience. 

Super Power: The ability to understand the consumers’ needs and desires. 

Motto: Do you think, or do you know?

Favorite Porsche and Why: I always loved the 911 convertibles; I enjoyed the sensation of the open-air feeling.

Why The Auto Gallery: I get to be a part of a team of individuals who have a common desire in making this Porsche Dealership recognized as one of the very best in the United States. Also living in Southern California isn't so bad either!

Phone: 866.602.9744 • Email: donskuta@theautogallery.com

Nicolas Bourbon

Nicolas Bourbon | Porsche Certified Sales Manager

Experience: I graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. After a 10-year run in the finance industry in New York and then Paris, I settled in the Los Angeles area in 2008. 

Super Power: My passion for the Porsche brand and commitment to my customers' gratification have spanned a 10-year career with The Auto Gallery.

Motto: I believe in going above and beyond in every aspect of the sales process.

Favorite Porsche and Why: I have always considered the Porsche 911 Turbo S to be the ultimate, pound for pound, king of the road. It excels in performance, design, luxury, and day to day usability.

Why The Auto Gallery: After acquiring my first 911 from the Auto Gallery as a customer, I was drawn into the automobile industry.  In 2009, I joined The Auto Gallery family and I’ve been loving every minute of it.

Phone: 818.683.0224 • Email: nickb@theautogallery.com

Orod Makou

Orod Makou | Finance Director

Experience: Over a decade of financial management experience from directing a luxury dealer in Beverly Hills. 

Super Power: I’m a great listener - whether it’s to the clients’ needs or to some Techno music.

Motto: If one can do it, I can do it. If no one can do it, I must do it!

Favorite Porsche and Why: Mission E Concept - Electric cars are the way of the future.

Why The Auto Gallery:  The Auto Gallery goes above and beyond to provide the luxury experience to clients, and I’m happy I get to be a part of that.

 

Phone: 818.932.1620 • Email: orodm@theautogallery.com

Pegah Fakhar

Pegah Fakhar | Finance Manager

Experience: I have been in the industry for 5 years.

Super Power: Studied Engineering at California State University Northridge, but always had a strong passion for and interest in cars.

Motto: Be the best person I can be in order to be of maximum service to others.

Favorite Porsche and Why: The 918 Spyder, because it’s a work of art.  

Why The Auto Gallery: Excited to be part of The Auto Gallery team and I must admit that I love being around luxurious Porsches! 

Phone: 818.932.1615 • Email: pegahf@theautogallery.com

Myron Grombacher

Myron Grombacher | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Experience: 30 years of automotive experience... and a checkered past that is Google worthy.

Super Power: Leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Motto: Croi Agus Anum. 

Favorite Porsche and Why: 918. It is the perfect synthesis of performance and design; form follows function at the speed of life.

Why The Auto Gallery:  I have lived in Woodland Hills over 30 years; it's the center of my Universe.

Phone: 866.602.9744 • Email: myrong@theautogallery.com

Esie Siabi

Esie Siabi | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Experience: Over 20 years’ experience in exotic auto sales in Southern California and 10 of those years with The Auto Gallery. 

Super Power: My first-class service does not stop after the initial sale, it continues long after the delivery of your new Porsche.

Motto: I see the glass not only half full but half empty as well.

Favorite Porsche and Why: GT3 because of the sound and the way it drives, especially when driving at the Porsche Experience Center at 155 MPH!

Why The Auto Gallery: The Auto Gallery is where I live. I have a love of servicing the Woodland Hills and surrounding communities.

Phone: 866.602.9744 Ext. 1674 • Email: esiea@theautogallery.com

Dean Marone

Dean Marone | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Experience: 13 years with Porsche, 22 years in the industry.

Super Power: People always expect greatness out of me, and I always over-deliver.  

Motto: It's not what you know, it’s what you can prove.

Favorite Porsche and Why: 73 RS. That body, man. 

Why The Auto Gallery: Woodland Hills and the Valley has been my home for over 20 years; it's a pleasure to serve the community. 

Phone: 866.602.9744 • Email: deanm@theautogallery.com

Joel Shamie

Joel Shamie | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Experience: Over 35 years’ experience. 

Super Power: My approach to business and to customer service allows me to develop and maintain inseparable relationships with my clients who often return to buy multiple vehicles.

Motto:  Treat people as you want to be treated.

Favorite Porsche and Why:  All Porsches as they are the best.

Why The Auto Gallery: To Experience the Luxury Experience.

Phone: 866.602.9744 • Email: joels@theautogallery.com

Ta Stamos

Ta Stamos | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Experience: 35 years of Porsche Brand Experience. 

Super Power: My pure passion, combined knowledge of the history and heritage of the brand, (past, present and future) allows me to provide a very informative Porsche buying experience. 

Motto: Honoring "The Porsche Brand Promise" on every level!

Favorite Porsche and Why: 550 Spyder because it was "The Giant Killer!"

Why The Auto Gallery: The Auto Gallery Porsche represents a collaborative synergy of sales, service and client satisfaction, complimented with "Five Star" attention to detail on every level!

Phone: 866.602.9744 • Email: tas@theautogallery.com

Ramin Pirasheli

Ramin Pirasheli | Porsche Certified Sales Consultant

Experience: Six years in automotive industry, 5 years with luxury brands.

Super Power: Always looking out for my customers’ best interest.

Motto: Strong body, strong mind.

Favorite Porsche and Why: 911 Turbo S because it is fast.

Why The Auto Gallery: There’s a great team here and I love playing a part in this great community.

Phone: 818.884.4411 Ext. 2478 • Email: raminp@theautogallery.com

Robbie Nobari

Robbie Nobari | Porsche Certified Sales Consultant

Experience: More than a decade of experience in luxury and high-tech sectors. 

Super power: Finding the best solutions for my clients while offering first-class service. 

Motto: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein

Favorite Porsche and Why: 911 Turbo S - powerful / exclusive / extraordinary.

Why The Auto Gallery: I enjoy working in a vibrant and intelligent community, while offering the best brand in the industry.

Phone: 818.932.1614 Ext. 2474 • Email: robbien@theautogallery.com

Nate  Brown

Nate Brown | Porsche Certified Sales Consultant

Experience: 6 years servicing Luxury Brand Customers in Southern California. 

Super Power: I am a great listener, and it’s proven successful because I can hone in on what a guest is looking for and find them the right vehicle.

Motto: Attitude is everything. 

Favorite Porsche and Why: 918 Spyder because it's one of the most exotic looking vehicles on the road.

Why The Auto Gallery: It’s a great team that cares about employees and customers. 

Phone: 310.882.4127 • Email: nateb@theautogallery.com

Steve A. Smith Jr.

Steve A. Smith Jr. | Porsche Certified Sales Consultant

Experience: Owner of 5 different Porsches; over 20 years in Southern California.

Super Power: Porsche Enthusiast long before I began working for Porsche.

Motto: It’s about the adventure, not the destination.

Favorite Porsche & Why: The Targa, by far.

Why The Auto Gallery: Test drives in Topanga Canyon, need I say more?

Phone: 818.932.1612 • Email: steves@theautogallery.com

Don Sucich

Don Sucich | Porsche Certified Service Manager

Experience: Over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, the last 16 years has been with Porsche.

Super Power: To make sure The Auto Gallery guests are always welcomed and treated with respect and honesty.

‪‪‪Motto: Courage is being afraid to death but getting up and moving forward anyways.

‪‪‪Favorite Porsche and Why: I believe the 993 has the most elegant body style and was the last air-cooled engine produced. Truly "a beautifully designed vehicle".

Why The Auto Gallery: We pride ourselves on building long term relations with our guest while delivering excellent service that we stand behind. 

Phone: 818.914.2098 • Email: porschedon@theautogallery.com

Armen Mansouri

Armen Mansouri | Porsche Certified Service Consultant

Experience: 10 years at the Auto Gallery with Porsche and 2 years with Saab prior.  Also, 6 years as a mechanic in the United States Air Force with 2 deployments, to the middle east, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Super Power: The ability to work well under pressure.

Motto: Everything happens for a good reason, we may never know the reason, but there is always some good from it.

Favorite Porsche and Why: The 911 turbo S. It’s a sleeper car. The untrained eye doesn't see its true potential. But once you open it up.... holy mother of G…

Why The Auto Gallery:  It takes a village to raise a child, and when you are part of the community, you are part of a larger family. The Auto Gallery has become my family.

Phone: 818.914.2098 • Email: armenm@theautogallery.com

Jessica Schrillo

Jessica Schrillo | Porsche Certified Service Consultant

Experience: 5 years of experience with Porsche service.

Super Power: Going above and beyond for every customer and making sure they leave happy.

Motto: Be who you were meant to be.

Favorite Porsche and Why: My favorite Porsche is a Macan Turbo because looks can be deceiving. 

Why The Auto Gallery:  I chose The Auto Gallery because the employees are always welcoming and our customers are the best Porsche owners out there. 

Phone: 819.932.1611 • Email: jessicas@theautogallery.com

Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz | Porsche Certified Service Consultant

Experience: 10 plus years as a service advisor.

Super power:  Completing all jobs that come my way with efficiency.

Motto:  Treat all guests the same, with honesty and integrity.

Favorite Porsche and Why: Panamera because of its comfort and power.

Why The Auto Gallery: The customers are always great and the working environment is lively and friendly.

Phone: 818.932.1665 • Email: jeffk@theautogallery.com

Cristal Lopez

Cristal Lopez | Service BDC Representative

Experience: 6 combined years of customer service in entertainment, sports, and automotive industry.

Super Power: Improving the customer experience by personalizing and bonding with the customer every visit.

Motto: At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

Favorite Porsche and Why: Red 918 Spyder because it is the most beautiful car inside and out.

Why The Auto Gallery: The Auto Gallery displays nothing but professionalism and is always striving for bigger and better things.

Phone: 818.683.0224 • Email: cristall@theautogallery.com

Ray Grall

Ray Grall | Porsche Certified Parts Manager

Experience: Over 18 years Porsche experience and over 22 years in the automotive business in a parts capacity.

Super Power: I get things done, no matter what.

Motto: Get it done!

Favorite Porsche and Why: Carrera GT, it's awesome!

Why The Auto Gallery: They're incredible!

Phone: 818.914.2097 • Email: rayg@theautogallery.com

Charlotte Burley

Charlotte Burley | Dealership Customer Experience Manager / Marketing

Experience: 10 years of Award Winning Television Marketing and Branding and 2 years in the automotive industry.

Super Power: Creating memorable experiences.

Motto: Knowing the problem is half of the problem solved.

Favorite Porsche and Why: 1959 Porsche 356 Outlaw because it has so much character and tells a new story every time I see it. 

Why The Auto Gallery: Our guests! Honestly, they are so kind, genuine, funny and very humble. Every day I am laughing, joking or having a thought provoking conversation with our guests. It never feels like I am coming into to work, but instead I’m coming into a very passionate environment.

Phone: 818.932.1637 • Email: charlotteb@theautogallery.com

Kimberly Press

Kimberly Press | Business Office Manager

Experience: Started at The Auto Gallery back in 2007 as the receptionist and has worked most of the desks here before becoming Office Manager in 2018.

Super Power: I am a great multi-tasker and I will go above and beyond to take care of a customer or associates’ need. 

Motto: I'm right on top of it Rose!

Favorite Porsche and Why: Porsche Carrera GT, if you look at it you will know why. I think it’s self-explained. It’s an amazing looking car.

Why The Auto Gallery: The Auto Gallery has become a home to me, with a family of coworkers that I hope to have for years to come. 

Phone: 818.932.1657 • Email: kimm@theautogallery.com

Marianna Khiger

Marianna Khiger | Sales Assistant

Experience: Fourteen years of clerical and customer service experience.

Super Power: Empathy. I can sense the guests' moods and can tailor my introduction to accommodate their needs.

Motto: Work hard, play hard.

Favorite Porsche and Why: Panamera E-hybrid in burgundy-red metallic. It’s fuel efficient, luxurious, and big enough to fit several friends to experience the ride with. The color makes it flashy with just enough of the appropriate shade of class.

Why The Auto Gallery: Because associates are treated with respect and appreciation. Plus, management goes above and beyond to demonstrate their gratitude for all our hard work.

Phone: 818.683.0224 • Email: mariannak@theautogallery.com

Alondra Fonseca

Alondra Fonseca | Porsche Boutique Representative

Experience: Worked with the Auto Gallery for 3 years.

Super Power: I'm able to communicate with Spanish speaking customers to further assist them. 

Motto: No matter what you're going through. Get up, get dressed, put a smile on your face and never give up.

Favorite Porsche and Why: The Macan GTS because of the body of the car and the drive is smooth. 

Why The Auto Gallery: It's my home away from home, like my second family. 

Phone: 818.932.1601 • Email: jessicaf@theautogallery.com

Jenny Bernardo

Jenny Bernardo | Front Desk Receptionist

Experience: Over 8 years of exceptional customer service.

Super Power: Being a great team player.

Motto: Life is always great when you are living.

Favorite Porsche & Why?: Jet Black Panamera 4 with black/bourdeux red interior 4 because of it's sleek look and low body.

Why The Auto Gallery?:  I admire the professionalism and drive to make every guest experience "The Luxury Experience."

Phone: 818.683.0224 • Email: jennyb@theautogallery.com

Victoria  Connell

Victoria Connell | Front Desk Receptionist

Experience: Three years of reception work as well as daycare. This will be my first year at The Auto Gallery.

Super power: The ability to handle and complete any task as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Motto: Plan your work, and work your plan.

Favorite Porsche and why: The Macan is hands down the most impressive SUV on the roads.

Why the Auto Gallery: I believe the environment gives me the opportunity to grow and learn which is exactly what I need, especially as a college student.

Phone: 818.844.4411 • Email: victoriac@theautogallery.com