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Management

Steve Jackson
Owner


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Joel Cherberg
General Manager

I have been in the automobile industry for over 26 years in Whatcom, Snohomish, and Skagit counties, and in that time I have spent 16 years in local Honda stores starting in sales, then moving to sales management. I have been here at Honda of Bellingham for three years. When I'm not at work I love hanging out with my wife Dee (who I have spent over 30 great years of my life with), my two sons Darion and Devin, and my two Corgis, Carlos and Lola. I thoroughly enjoy my time here in Bellingham with our team and the people in the community that call us their car store. If you've been in before we would like to welcome you back in, if you have never been in before we would like to invite you in to see how we strive to make a process that isn't generally liked by the majority of us, likable. We continually move to streamline the processes through timeliness and transparency so that our customers may have as few friction points as humanly possible. We are here to serve you.

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Sue Metcalf
Controller


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Morocco Safouane
Sales Manager
(360) 603-4351

Morocco was born and raised in Everett, WA before moving up to Bellingham. He is married to our lovely accounts payable clerk Christina! We love having the both of them here! They also have a dog (Stella) and 2 cats (Chubbs and Char). He is new to sales and is very excited about his new career. His main focus is building a customer base by always taking exception care of each and every customer he comes in contact with so they will always come back to him for their vehicles. His favorite part of his job is getting to know so many new people personally and working for a company that values customer service and it's employees so highly. His first car was a Geo Prizm but his all time favorite vehicle was a 1985 Toyota Corolla GTS that he spent many years modifying into his dream car. Morocco enjoys spending his time working on cars, taking day trips down to Edmonds, WA to spend time with his brother and his wife. He also enjoys working out and spending time with his wife. They frequently hike the Fragrance Lake trails. His current favorite movie is The Revenant. You might find Morocco and Christina hanging out at the Chuckanut Brewery or Lake Padden.

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Mark (Rudy) Ruderman
Sales Manager
(360) 603-4352

Rudy moved to the Bellingham area from Los Angeles in 1993. He has been in the automotive business for over 20 years and is proud to be a member of the team. When Rudy isn't working to help his customers with the vehicle needs, he loves spending time riding motorcycles, hiking and spending time with his 3 children and his 2 dogs: the 95-pound lap dog and the 10-pound attack dog. Rudy values family, his customers and the team he works with.

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Stephanie Richter
Office Manager
(360) 603-4361

Stephanie grew up in Skagit county and proud to still call it home. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years, 7 year old daughter, Calvin the cat and their dog, Brody. She loves camping, crafting and baking. She shares her baking skills with her very lucky work family! Stephanie has over 17 years experience in the automotive business and appreciates the relaxed, family-like atmosphere at Honda of Bellingham.

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Ashley Gimmaka
Internet Manager
(360) 603-4376

Being so close to the action for 5 years, Ashley decided that she wanted to give selling cars a go. Receptionist turned internet manager, her years of helping customers find their way around Honda of Bellingham has helped her build connections with everyone that walks through the door. Born and raised in Everson, WA, she has now made Bellingham her home. Make sure to ask Ashley about her wonderful dog Mogley, or ask for a recommendation on a brewery to try in town as she loves to explore them on her days off.

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Chris Bonesteele
Internet Manager
(360) 603-4379

Chris, AKA: "Bones", has been part of the community since 1988. He found that the Bellingham area was a great place for he and his wife of 21 years to raise their 3 children. Bones has been in the automotive business for over 19 years and truly enjoys helping his customers find the perfect vehicle. In his free time, Bones loves playing games with his children. He also enjoys playing golf, although he freely admits that he isn't very good at it! He's proud to be part of the Honda of Bellingham family because of the team oriented staff and looks forward to being a part of the team for a long time to come.

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Tanya McKinney
Marketing Manager
(360) 603-4377

Tanya moved from Phoenix to the Whatcom county area over 30 years ago and now considers herself a native of the Pacific Northwest. She has been in the automotive business since 1999. She started as a part-time parts driver and worked her way up to assistant service manager. From there, Tanya took on the role as digital media and social media manager. She's excited to be part of the Honda of Bellingham family as our marketing manager and customer care manager. When she's not working, Tanya loves playing with her Great Pyrenees, Oliver, and hanging out with her family and friends. Her favorite thing about working for Honda of Bellingham is her work family and our customers!

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Service

Dustin Hallen
Service Manager
360-603-4366

Dustin moved to Bellingham area from Bothell in 2019 and has been part of our community ever since. While he's new to the Honda of Bellingham family, he has over 20 years of experience in the automotive business. When he's not busy making sure our service customers have the best experience possible, he enjoys building things, playing the guitar and traveling. His favorite hobby is spending time with his wife, 5 children and their Maltese.


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Steve Lowry
Assistant Service Manager
(360) 603-4368

Steve has been a Whatcom county resident since 2016. He's been in the automotive service business for over 40 years. He started his career working at a gas station when he was just 16 years old and has loved it ever since! He joined the Honda of Bellingham family as our assistant service manager and prides himself on taking excellent care of our customers. When he's not working, he loves spending time with his wife, son and cat, Charlie. He also enjoys going fishing and crabbing and cooking on the weekends.


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Ty Davis
Service Dispatcher
360-676-2277

Ty has been part of our community since 1977. She moved to the area from Los Angeles and is a proud graduate of Bellingham High School. After graduation, she served our country in the army and spent her military tour in Germany. Ty has worked in the automotive industry since 2001 and recently joined the Honda of Bellingham team as our service dispatcher. When she's not working, she loves to workout with her friends, paddle boarding and spending time with her wife, 3 kids, 2 grandchildren, 2 dogs and the cat.


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Shauna Bundy
Express Service Manager
(360) 603-4383

Shauna was born in Whatcom county and can't imagine living anywhere else! She has been part of the Honda of Bellingham team since 2009. She loves the family work environment and the amazing customers. When she's not working, Shauna enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter Bailey and their new kitten, Marshmallow. She loves spending time in the hot tub, taking trips with her family and working on the car she's been driving since her 16th birthday!

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Keely Finn
Service Advisor
(360) 603-4382

My name is Keely Finn. I was born in Bellingham and graduated from Squalicum High School. I have been in the automotive industry for several years. I am married with three wonderful kids and we love everything that the PNW has to offer! From the mountains to the ocean, we explore frequently. In my free time I enjoy coaching basketball, concerts and time with my family. I started out in this industry as a detail attendant then worked my way up to customer relations rep and warranty administrator and finally to express service advisor. I am looking forward to a long career here at Honda of Bellingham and am so thankful for my team and the awesome customers that I get to meet daily.

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Darby Monroe
Service Advisor
360-603-4370

Darby has spent her whole life in the Whatcom county area and loves it! She's been in the automotive business for over 20 years and works hard making sure her customers receive excellent service. When she's not working, she enjoys powerlifting, hiking and camping. Darby is very happy to be back at Honda of Bellingham because it feels like home.


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Cat Cooper
Service Advisor
(360) 603-4369

Cat grew up in Chicago but has lived in the great Pacific Northwest for most of her adult life. She has been in the automotive business since 2007 and enjoys being part of the Honda of Bellingham service team because of her amazing teammates. When Cat isn't busy assisting our customers with their service needs, Cat loves to travel and is always up for a road trip, especially if the destination is somewhere warm! She loves cooking, canning, sipping wine poolside and hanging out with her husband, 3 children and her dogs.


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Brittany Leenstra
Warranty Administrator
(360) 603-4367

Brittany was born and raised in Whatcom county. While she's new to the Honda of Bellingham family, she's no stranger to the automotive business. She has eight years of experience and really enjoys helping customers with their service needs. When she's not working, her husband, four kids, dog and fish keep her busy! In her limited free time, Brittany enjoys crocheting and reading.


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Bree Bertling
Service Records Coordinator

Bree is excited to be a new family member at Honda of Bellingham. She finds the work environment friendly and supportive. She moved to the Bellingham area recently to attend WWU, where her major is communications. In her free time she practices photography and loves singing, painting and gymnastics. Her two fluffy cats, Mario and Bella, keep her company when she's not hanging out with her friends.


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Blake Bassir
Shop Foreman

Blake has been part of the community for over 30 years. He started his career as a full service gas station attendant while studying his craft at Bellingham Technical College. He graduated in 1997 and has been working on vehicles ever since. He is a Honda Master Technician and has been part of the Honda of Bellingham family since 2014. Blake is a mentor to other technicians in our shop and prides himself on his work. When he's not making sure our customer's vehicles are in top condition, he enjoys fishing, drag racing, hunting and spending time his two sons and his dog.

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Dan Arp
Team Foreman / Master Technician


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Corey Hemmerling
Master Technician

Corey moved to the Whatcom county area in 2014. He's been a technician for over 18 years and has worked his way up to master technician and team foreman. He loves working next to his best friend and is happy to be part of the Honda of Bellingham family. When he's not helping our customers keep their vehicles on the road, Corey enjoys exploring new breweries and doing just about anything outdoors! His favorite things are spending time with his dog, Jaeger, and hot rods.

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James Leenstra
Technician


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Mohammed Arif
Technician
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Mo has been a technician since 1986 and is proud to be a member of the Honda of Bellingham team. He prides himself on a job well done. When he's not working on vehicles, he enjoys spending time with his 3 kids and 2 dogs. He loves fishing, crabbing, playing soccer and just being outdoors.


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Jacob Mount
Technician
360-676-2277

Jacob was born and raised in Whatcom county and is passionate about the automotive business. He started his career detailing cars while still in high school. He took a break to give commercial fishing in Alaska a try, but found that his true calling was working on cars. He's been a technician ever since! In his free time he loves spending time with his girlfriend, going on scenic drives, taking photos, hiking, mountain biking and training his Beta fish, Marlin, to jump.


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Daniel Jensen
Lead Express Technician
360-676-2277

Daniel moved from Salt Lake City, Utah to be closer to family in 2020. He has been in the automotive industry since 2014. He's passionate about cars and found that Honda of Bellingham is a great place to hone his skills as a technician. He loves being part of the team because of the great people he works with and the friendships he's developing. He's working toward becoming an ASE-certified technician and ultimately running his own tuning shop. When he's not working, he enjoys racing, drifting, snowboarding, skateboarding and dirt biking.


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Josh Hines
Express Technician
360-676-2277

Josh relocated to the Whatcom county area in November of 2020 from the Bay area with his cat, Blue. His passion for cars led him to Honda of Bellingham where he is currently a lube technician. He enjoys the fast-paced environment and is excited to continue learning in the automotive field. He values the friendships he's made since joining our team. When Josh isn't taking care of our customer's maintenance needs, he loves playing guitar, hanging out with his friends and working on his car.


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Spencer Thompson
Lot Manager


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Eddie Campos
Detail


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Office

Gina Conte
Accounts Payable
(360) 603-4363

Gina has lived in Whatcom county since 2015 and has never been happier! She loves the Pacific Northwest and all things outdoors. She enjoys hiking, camping and soaking up nature on long drives, exploring the beauty Whatcom county has to offer. She's been in the automotive business since 2018 and is happy to join the Honda of Bellingham family!


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Skylar Walston
Accounts Receivable
360-603-4359

Skylar was born and raised in Whatcom county and is proud to be a part of this community. She joined the Honda of Bellingham family in February of 2022 as our accounts receivable/wholesale clerk. She's excited to be a part of our team because of the welcoming atmosphere and the family environment. When she's not working, Skylar attends online classes for creative writing at CWU. When she gets a little free time, she loves going for long walks with her new dog, camping, spending time with her boyfriend checking out our local breweries. She's also interested in travel and is anticipating her first trip to Maui!


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Maya Peregrina
Receptionist
360-676-2277

Maya was born and raised in the Whatcom county area and is proud to be part of this community. She joined the Honda of Bellingham team in December of 2021. She loves her job as receptionist and is happy to be surrounded by genuine, open, friendly co-workers. When she's not greeting our customers with a big smile and kind word, Maya loves to spend time with her friends and go hiking with her dog, Sniper. She is working toward her dream of owning a sandwich shop with her sister.


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Finance

Ryan Melton
Finance Manager
(360) 603-4356

Born and raised in Whatcom County, I am an avid outdoorsman. When I'm not at work I love spending time with my wife Liz and my dog Lucy. My wife and I met in Bellingham love giving back to the community through volunteer work with local non-profits. I have been in the automobile industry for over 7 years and would like to help you and your family find the perfect new or pre-owned vehicle.

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Kelly Elise Daniel
Finance Manager
(360) 603-4375

Kelly relocated to the Whatcom county area from Nashville, Tennessee in 2015. After teaching elementary school, Kelly found a new career in the automotive industry in 2009 and hasn't looked back since. She's excited to be part of the Honda of Bellingham team because of the genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals revolving around helping the customer and each other. When she's not helping our customers finalize their vehicle purchases, Kelly loves spending time with her family and her 2 Goldendoodles, River and Eddy. When free time presents itself, she loves to go hiking, running and learning new things, like web design and crypto trading.

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Sales

Pete Davis
Sales Consultant
(360) 603-4362

Pete is our in house comedian and prankster. He was born and raised in Hawaii where he graduated from Kailua High School. Growing up he enjoyed activities like scuba diving, body surfing, hang gliding, and horseback riding. He then relocated to Kansas State University for his education. He has always had a passion for music and has enjoyed shows at many local Bellingham venues such as Hotel Bellwether, Skylarks, Honeymoon, Boundary Bay and the Fireside. You may have even seen him performing national events at the US Embassy building as part of a barbershop quartet. If you are lucky when you visit Honda of Bellingham Pete might play you a tune on our grand piano right on the showroom floor. Pete has 3 children and 4 grandchildren who keep him very busy outside of work. Pete has been selling Hondas for over 14 years and has owned many Honda models himself including his current Honda CRV.

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John Vlahos
Sales Consultant
(360) 603-4372

John is a total riot and will have you busting a gut in no time! He was born and raised in Pascagoula, Mississippi but now resides in Birch Bay, WA. He has spent 16 total years in the automotive industry, starting at Jerry Chambers, and the last 10 here at Honda of Bellingham. John is married and has 5 kids with 11 grandchildren keeping him young. He loves to load up the RV and take as many of them camping as much as possible! Their favorite spot is Camano Island State Park, WA. His first car was a 1964 Ford Cortina, but he and his wife both currently drive the Honda CRV. John enjoys reading about current world affairs and politics at the Bellingham Library. He says the best part about his job is meeting so many local people and getting to know them. His favorite movie is a classic! Fiddler On The Roof!

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Harold Corbin
Sales Consultant
(360) 603-4397

Harold moved to the Lynden area in 2007 with his wife of 32 years, his 3 kids and a "few" cats. He spends his free time boating, fishing, camping, playing softball and fantasy football. As a photographer, Harold loves taking photos of our beautiful county. He has recently joined the Honda of Bellingham family as a sales consultant and he loves working with his co-workers to create a delightful experience for our customers!

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Isaiah Walker
Sales Consultant
(360) 603-4380

Isaiah was born and raised in Whatcom county. He's passionate about cars. Nothing makes him happier than being surrounded by them all day, especially Hondas! He's excited to join the Honda of Bellingham family because he likes knowing that he's selling an honest, reliable, quality product to the people in our community. He finds cleaning relaxing, a hobby he discovered as an owner of 3 dogs and 4 fish!


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Devin Cherberg
Sales Consultant
(360) 603-4396

Devin was born and raised in Skagit county, but he's happy to join the Honda of Bellingham family because of his amazing co-workers and customers! He's been in the automotive business since 2019 and enjoys learning something new every day. When he's not helping his customers find the perfect vehicle for their needs, Devin loves hanging out with his girlfriend and their English Bulldog, Thor. He's also an avid shoe collector and sneaker enthusiast with a large collection that includes Nikes, Air Jordans and more! When you meet Devin, be sure to check out his kicks.


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Doug Davis
Sales Consultant
(360) 312-3632

Doug was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest. After high school, he wrestled for the University of Washington. He discovered his love for cars early in life and has been in the automotive business since 2010. When he's not helping his clients find the perfect vehicle for them, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, children and his granddaughters. He's excited to be part of the Honda of Bellingham team because of the no-pressure environment and the fact he's working with longtime friends.


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Parts

Jefferson Eguita
Parts Manager

Jefferson has been in the automotive business for over 16 years. He's excited to come to work everyday because of our awesome customers and the people he works with. He is very passionate about cars and extremely knowledgeable about what it takes to care of them. In his free time, Jefferson enjoys spending time entertaining his family and friends, discovering new places to dine and showing off his custom ride at car shows.

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Ramon Alcantar
Parts Counter

Ramon has been part of the community for over 7 years. He's been in the automotive business for 18 years and counting! He enjoys being part of the Honda of Bellingham team because, as assistant parts manager, he learns something new everyday and truly loves the people he works with. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 3 children. Ramon loves music and plays the keyboard, accordion and the guitar. He takes pride in helping our customers with their automotive needs.

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Dan Metcalf
Parts Counter

Dan has spent nearly 60 years in Whatcom county and loves this community! He has been in the automotive business for over 8 years and part of the Honda of Bellingham team for over 5 years. When he's not hanging out with the parts team at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children and his dog. He also loves fishing, working on cars and computers.

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Kyle Bailey
Parts Counter

While new to the area, Kyle is no stranger to the auto business. He's spent 18 years providing excellent customer service and helping people get the parts they need to keep their vehicles on the road. In his free time, Kyle enjoys exploring the great outdoors. He loves hiking, camping and discovering new scenery. He's proud to be part of the Honda of Bellingham family because of the positive, friendly atmosphere!

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Kristofer Flowers
Parts Delivery Driver
360-676-2277

You may have seen Kristofer driving around town in the Honda of Bellingham parts truck, making sure our customers get their parts on time. He's been in the automotive industry since 2018 and enjoys being part of the Honda of Bellingham team. Kristofer's true passion is the outdoors. He's currently studying fisheries and aquaculture at Bellingham Technical College. In his spare time he enjoys playing musical instruments, working out and sleeping.


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Customer Care Team

Kirsten Collette
Customer Care Representative
(360) 603-4374

Kirsten is new to the community, but loves the beauty of Whatcom county. She's a single mother of 4 wonderful children, Isreal, Ismael, Jullien and Kellieta. Kirsten has been in the automotive business for over 8 years and is very passionate about making sure our customers have the best experience possible. When she's not working, she loves exploring the outdoors with her friends and family. She loves going hiking and going on cruises in classic cars. Kirsten is very excited to be part of the Honda of Bellingham team for years to come!

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Omar Huerta
Customer Care Representative
(360) 752-0434

Omar has been a resident of Skagit county for 18 years, but is happy to be part of the Honda of Bellingham family because of the small team feeling and the great communication between team members. Omar has been in the automotive business since 2014. He has a love of cars, especially the fast ones! When he's not working, Omar loves photography, long boarding and hanging out with his puppy, Chapito.

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