With over 35 years in the retail automotive business, Robert has been associated with such luxury brands as Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and BMW; but when he started working with Mercedes Benz 13 years ago he knew he had reached the pinnacle of luxury. Robert’s interests include golf, reading, theater, and the arts but his real passion and love is his family. He has been married for 36 years and has 3 wonderful sons. With the volunteer work he does in the community he lives a full and rich life.
Eric’s relationship with Mercedes-Benz of Eugene and the brand has been a fulfilling 18-year journey. He finds great satisfaction in partaking in the growth and refining of our customer service processes and strives daily to deliver the promise to be the best of the best. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science in Colorado, Eric decided to return to Eugene to reconnect with his roots. When he discovered his enjoyment for connecting with the public through years of restaurant work, he found himself drawn to the automotive industry. Eric is thankful for where that journey has taken him and is proud to be a part of a brand that is a leader in development and innovation.
Amber was born in Birmingham, AL and has lived in New Orleans and West Hollywood. In 2012, she and her family placed her roots in Eugene, OR. While living in New Orleans, Amber developed a strong passion for food, music, and the arts, while in West Hollywood she developed a love for luxury experiences and enhanced attention to detail. Amber has trained with a Master Sommelier at Melisse of Santa Monica and awarded chef, Josiah Citrine. Amber has over 16 years of experience in customer service, marketing, and sales and has transferred her skill sets over to the automotive industry. Amber has a passion for people and loves connecting with diverse groups of people. She provides a very fresh and exciting experience when purchasing a Mercedes-Benz. When Amber is not selling you a Mercedes-Benz, you can find her with her nine-year-old daughter, Pheonix, and her husband, Christopher, exploring Oregon and listening to live music. She also enjoys dancing and was classically trained in ballet. Amber is passionate about putting a star in the life of the diverse clientele, and being a part of the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene family.
Cris was raised in the Midwest and arrived in Eugene, Oregon in 2014. Prior to Mercedes-Benz, Cris lived in the Caribean and enjoyed a lengthy career in the Swiss watch industry. Having traveled all over Europe and Switzerland many times, he never made it to the country of Germany. Now he enjoys selling fine, German automobiles – der Kraftwagens.
Ryan was born in Cape Canaveral, Florida, home of the famous Kennedy Space Center. Ryan loves the outdoors and enjoys running, surfing, cooking, and playing guitar. His all-time favorite thing to do, however, is to visit with his niece and feed her all the good, yet bad, treats they can find! They also disco together since that is her favorite thing to do (her dad is a DJ). After completing his AS Degree in Paralegal Studies, Ryan worked as a paralegal for an intellectual property firm. When Ryan learned about our tight-knit family at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene, he decided we were the perfect fit.
Anneliese’s journey with Mercedes-Benz began in 2018 when she started working for Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach. When she and her husband were relocated to Eugene, OR, she was warmly welcomed into the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene family. Anneliese graduated from California Baptist Unversity with a degree in Marketing and is fortunate to be working for a brand that sets the bar for design and product innovation. When Anneliese is not working, you can find her spending time with her husband. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and cooking at home together while listening to Nat King Cole radio.
Simone is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Bend, Oregon. She relocated to Lane County in 2011 and joined the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene Family in 2017. Simone loves the brand & feels fortunate every day to work with such a great team and company whose values of respect and integrity align with hers. Simone has two wonderful kiddos (surviving the teen years), two cats, one adorable Corgi puppy, and the BEST husband in the whole world! Simone enjoys traveling, scuba diving, finding incredible food experiences, and visiting family throughout the pacific northwest.
Amelia was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA and moved to Eugene, OR during middle school. She loved Eugene so much she decided to stay! Amelia graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and enjoys learning about people. She has always worked in the customer service industry and strives to provide the best or nothing service for our clients. In her free time, she is a mom, a gymnastics coach, and loves all outdoor activities.
Lisa is from the Midwest, born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. During her high school years, she relocated to Fall Creek, Oregon. After graduating from Lowell High School, Lisa worked as a student loan administration for Lane Community College. During the ’90s, after relocating from Europe, came the first introduction into the Automotive Industry. Lisa loves meeting with our clients, learning, and helping in any way she can! Lisa has one daughter, two sons, one granddaughter, and a grandson on the way. In her downtime, she loves to thrift, watch movies, and hang out with her best friend, Greta (her dog).
Jason has several years of experience on the Mercedes-Benz Service Drive and cares about you and your vehicle. Thanks to feedback from customers, he was recognized nationally by Daimler and fortunate to receive the Service Laureates Award. Jason has traveled to Stuttgart Germany with the Mercedes-Benz brand to tour the main factory, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the AMG® plant in Affalterbach, and the final assembly plant in Sindelfingen. He has also enjoyed driving events and tours at the USA plant in Alabama. Jason is proud to be positioned for future growth while specializing in Sprinter and Metris Commercial Vans! His personal time is filled with family, friends, and community. He commits to land conservation efforts in south Lane County and loves all outdoor pursuits including hunting, fishing, gardening, and hiking.
Matthew was born and raised in Eugene, OR. He began working in the automotive industry in 2014 and joined the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene team in 2019. Matthew has one daughter and a loving wife, and together they have a husky named Max, and a German shepherd named Lucy. Matthew and his family love going on weekend adventures to the coast and the mountains. One of their favorite spots is Heceta Beach in Florence, OR. Cars are not the only thing that Matthew enjoys working with; he’ also fond of woodworking and enjoys building furniture in his spare time!
Jacob has always had a passion for German automobiles. While previously working for Porsche, he came to learn all he knows about German engineering and enjoys being around it every day. He is grateful to combine his passion for German engineering with a company that cares so much for its customers & employees. Jacob was raised in Eugene and loves his community! Aside from his job and cars, Jacob loves playing music, cooking, & spending time with his wonderful fiancé, family & friends.
Justin was born and raised in Riverside, CA. Right out of high school, Justin joined the Mercedes-Benz Elite Program (now Mercedes-Benz Drive Program) at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI). While attending UTI, Justin began working part-time as a lot attendant for Walter’s Mercedes-Benz of Riverside in 2004, and immediately after graduating, he was promoted to a service technician. Since then, Justin has earned his Centralized Diagnostic Technician (CDT) certification, which is one of the highest accreditations that a Mercedes-Benz technician can achieve. In 2016, the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene service manager invited Justin to join the team. When Justin is not repairing your Mercedes, you can find him spending time with his wife and two children. Together, they enjoy camping, hiking, exploring the nearby lakes, and watching movies.
Daniel was born in New Jersey and grew up in Charlottlettesvillle, Virginia. His journey with Mercedes-Benz began in 2006 with Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville. In 2010, Daniel and his wife, Sam, moved to Montana and Daniel started working for Mercedes-Benz of Missoula. He became a Master Certified Technician in 2012. Fun fact – Daniel was the only Mercedes-Benz technician in the entire state on Montana for about one year! In 2017, Daniel joined Mercedes-Benz of Eugene and was promoted to Sprinter Shop Forman in 2019. Daniel and his family’s favorite thing about living in Eugene is being close to the coast. Whenever they have the opportunity, they head over to Florence, OR, and dine at Waterfront Depot. He recommends the Fish & Chips!
Marcelo was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In 2007, Marcelo began working for Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim Hills, and in 2019 he made his way to Mercedes-Benz of Eugene. Although Marcelo misses the L.A. food scene, he enjoys the nature and beautiful scenery that Eugene has to offer. In his free time, Marcelo engages in outdoor activities, paintballing, and cooking. His favorite thing to make is his famous ‘thanksgiving sandwich.’ Mercedes-Benz is just one of Marcelo’s shared passions; he also has a passion for collecting sneakers. The last time we checked, Marcelo had over 70 pairs!
Justin has quite the history with Mercedes-Benz! It began when Justin moved from his hometown Albany, OR, to North Carolina to attend Nascar technical institute. When he graduated, he traveled to Pennsylvania to attend the Mercedes-Benz Drive Program and then got his first job as a service technician with Mercedes-Benz of Virginia Beach. He remained with MB of Virginia beach for two years until he decided to move back home. In 2006, Justin began working for Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville, and in 2012, he made his way down to Eugene to join the team. In total, Justin has 16 years of experience with the brand. When Justin is not working, he enjoys dirt biking and watching pretty much any type of racing! When winter rolls around, you can find him snowboarding or snowmobiling.
From trail running to woodworking to building guitar effects boxes, and of course, repairing your Mercedes-Benz, there is nothing that Anthony cannot do! Anthony spent several years in the restaurant industry before making his way over into the automotive industry. Anthony has always enjoyed cooking and loves creating traditional French dishes for his wife, Shelby, and son Elias. His father, Ralph Parshall, says that you’ll never catch him at his house cooking! One of Anthony’s favorite restaurants in town is Marché – a french-inspired restaurant.
Jeff has quite an exciting history! He was born and raised in New Zealand and began his career there. He traveled to Australia for work, and then made his way to Ventura, CA where he was involved with classic car restoration and export. Before working for Mercedes-Benz of Eugene, Jeff worked for BMW for ten years as a technician. In his free time, Jeff enjoys riding mountain bikes & motorcycles, listening to music, and spending time with his son. Whenever he gets the opportunity, Jeff hops on a plane and travels back to New Zealand and Thailand to visit his friends & family. For the record – Jeff still has his awesome New Zealand accent!
Conner was born and raised in Portland. In 2014, Conner was hired by Mercedes-Benz of Portland as a porter and shortly after they sent him through the Mercedes-Benz Drive Program to become a service technician. He owed Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton the credit for teaching him everything he knows. In 2019, he and his highschool sweetheart moved to Eugene when she was offered a position as a UI engineer, and Conner was welcomed into the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene Family. Although they miss Portland, they love their new home! Conner and his girlfriend enjoy overlanding, riding their motorcycle to the coast, and exploring central Oregon. Every summer they return to their favorite spot, Orcas Island, where they once worked as camp counselors together.
Corey joined Mercedes-Benz of Eugene in 2020. Before that, he traveled around the US and was working on military vehicles. At the age of 20, Corey Joined the United States Marine Corps and served four years. Corey was born in Lancing, MI, and decided to migrate towards the west when he got out of the Marines. Corey lived in Sacramento, CA, for a short time and eventually made his way up to Eugene to seek out more nature. Corey enjoys hiking, reading, dancing, and going to concerts. His favorite band at the moment is Keys N Krates.
Jacob grew up in Grants Pass, OR. His history with working on commercial vehicles began with working on semi-trucks at a local truck repair shop. For a while, he also ran the tire shop. Jacob made the move to Eugene to follow the love of his life, Alix. She attended the University of Oregon and decided she wanted to stay in the area after she graduated. Jacob loves living in Eugene because he gets the best of both worlds – the city life & urban life. Jacob’s hobbies outside of work include reading, drawing, hiking, and fishing.
Eduardo has been with Mercedes-Benz for over 20 years! He first started with the brand in Newport Beach, CA working for Fletcher Jones Motorcars. He worked there for 16 years, alongside his brother-in-law, Daniel, who is also a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene team. Eduardo and his wife, whom he’s been married to for 26 years, decided to escape the California crowds & traffic and follow Daniel up to Eugene, OR. Eduardo and his wife have two children; one girl, Esperanza, and one boy, Addam. Eduardo and his family enjoy camping, BBQing, picnicking, and fiesta-ing. At MB of Eugene’s annual company picnic, Eduardo is the one to bring the music and micheladas!
Daniel is one of Mercedes-Benz of Eugene’s longest-serving employees! In August, we’ll celebrate his 17th year being a member of the team. Daniel moved to California from Mexico 35 years ago and first started his journey with Mercedes-Benz at Fletcher Jones Motorcars in Newport Beach, CA. He worked alongside his brother-in-law, Eduardo, who is also part of the MB of Eugene family! The two have known each other for over 30 years. After being in California for six years, Daniel and his family made their way up to Eugene, and the rest became history. Daniel loves exploring the West Coast, fishing, playing soccer, and watching football. Daniel’s favorite football team is the Chivas!
Jeff’s journey throughout the automotive industry began in 1995 when he landed his first job with Guarantee Chevrolet as a car detailer. Jeff has been married for 22 years and together they have four children. In his free time, Jeff enjoys riding horses, quading, & bicycling with his family. He also enjoys woodworking and building computers. Jeff has been with Mercedes-Benz for six years and you can always find him with a smile on his face and eager to help his co-workers!
Aaron was born and raised in Springfield, OR. Right out of high school, Aaron started working for Mercedes-Benz of Eugene. When he is not caring for your car, you can find him hunting, fishing, or four-wheeling. His favorite spot to go four-wheeling with his family is the Florence dunes. Aaron also enjoys RC cars & video games. If you talk to anyone that knows Aaron, they will tell you that Aaron is incredibly kind-hearted and will do anything for his friends and family. They will also tell you he is a major history buff!
Hector joined Mercedes-Benz of Eugene in Summer 2020. He said he chose Mercedes-Benz for our respectable reputation in Eugene, and for the way we genuinely care about each employee. Hector has two brothers and one sister, a border collie named Zorro and a miniature poodle named Guapo. Hector’s hobbies & interests include gardening, landscape designing, hiking, & kayaking. As much as Hector loves the outdoors, he also enjoys exploring new restaurants. A fun fact about Hector – he performed at Disney CA Adventure with his high school mariachi band.
With more than twenty years in the automotive industry, Abdul has worked in just about every facet of the automotive business. For the last fifteen years, he has specialized in Mercedes-Benz parts and providing top of the line customer service. Having recently moved from northern Virginia to join Mercedes-Benz of Eugene team, when he is not working, he is busy exploring all his new home has to offer. Abdul has been married for over fifteen years and has three wonderful children! He enjoys exploring the West Coast with his family, personal fitness, and playing soccer.
Luis grew up in Fresno, CA and moved to Eugene in 2014 with his wife. Luis started with Mercedes-Benz of Eugene in 2015 but has been in the automotive industry for a total of eight years. Luis knows everything there is to know about Mercedes-Benz parts. It’s no surprise that one of Luis’s hobbies includes working on cars! He also enjoys playing kickball, soccer, and hockey, and he loves teaching his children how to play. Luis has been married for five years and has two children. Fun fact – Luis plays the saxophone!
John was born and raised in Richmond, CA. He found his way into the automotive industry in 2013 when he started working in the parts department for Mazda. Aside from cars, John loves his beverages. John enjoys making homemade kombucha and reviewing & rating beers. When John is not experimenting with kombucha flavors or writing a beer review, you’ll find John spending time with his wife, Angela, newborn son, Ellis, and dog, Annie (named after Anikan Skywalker).
Tyler has worked in the automotive field since 2012, but his passion for cars goes further back than that! Tyler has worked on cars since his childhood with his dad. In his free time, he enjoys working on his old project cars, and cooking (he can make a mean omelet), and hanging out with his dachshund, Turtle. Tyler also enjoys photography and collects vintage cameras.
A native Oregonian who started sweeping the floors of his father’s dealership in 1958, Ralph has been in the automotive industry his whole life. He moved to Eugene in 1970 to work for the Porsche-Audi dealership and met the love of life, Dianne, who was to become his wife and the mother of his three children; Anthony,Michael, and Rachael. Ralph Joined Mercedes-Benz of Eugene in 1999 and has been the General Manager for the last 21 years. Ralph has always believed in being a great community partner and is involved with several organizations that support philanthropic endeavors to help Eugene grow. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing golf.
Karen is no stranger to the automotive world! In May 2020, she’ll celebrate her 30th year working in the industry. Karen is the go-to-gal and absolutely loves her job and the people she gets to work with every day. Karen’s hobbies include running, hiking, biking, traveling, and wine tasting. Anyone who knows Karen knows that her family is her world. She has four amazing children and two stepdaughters, three adorable grandbabies, and “the best husband EVER!”
You can find Danita in the business office always wearing a friendly smile! She has been with Mercedes-Benz of Eugene for three years and enjoys working alongside her coworkers, interacting with the customers, and giving treats to your furry friends. Outside of work, she loves reading a great Science Fiction & Fantasy book and partaking in family activities such as four-wheeling and camping. Danita was born and raised in Eugene and is heavily involved in giving back to her community. She volunteers her time picking up garbage every month with her Offroading group – Oregon Offroad and gathers toys for Toys for Tots every holiday season.
Tamara was born and raised in Oregon. When she felt the need to branch out and explore some other “sunny” areas of the US, she found herself in Arizona, The Carolinas, and Mississippi, where she spent the last 20 years working as a Title Clerk at a dealership. Tamara and her daughter found their way back to Oregon to be closer to her family and for her daughter to attend college. Tamara decided to continue her profession in the automotive industry and feels fortunate to have been hired on at Mercedes Benz of Eugene doing what she loves, and to be a part of a team that she considers to be her family! Having lived in many places, she and her daughter feel the most at home in Oregon.