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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.
Britton was born in Kansas and made his way to Eugene in 2016. After attending the University of Kansas, he found a home in the automotive industry with Subaru. He has always had an affinity for luxury vehicles and so he joined the Mercedes-Benz family, the pinnacle of automobiles and has enjoyed it dearly. Outside of his career, Britton’s interests include all the wonderful offerings of Eugene such as running, hiking, camping, and sampling the many local breweries. Britton is also an avid sports fan and loves to cheer on both the Ducks and the Jayhawks!
Amber was born in Birmingham, AL and has lived in New Orleans and West Hollywood. In 2012, she and her family placed their 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.
Jan was born in Poland and moved to the U.S when he was 27 years old. He and his wife lived in the Dallas Fort-Worth area before moving to Eugene to be closer to their two kids and grandchildren. Jan spent a successful 35 years in the automotive industry before retiring. When he decided the retired life wasn’t for him, he joined the MB of Eugene family! In addition to working, Jan loves traveling and getting lost in a good book. He is passionate about history, and naturally, Mercedes-Benz Cars.
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.
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).
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.
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!
I was born and raised in Junction City, Oregon where I remain with my husband, son, and two dogs. I worked in the RV Service industry for more than 22 years before joining the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene team. In my spare time I enjoy spending time on the Oregon coast, watching movies, and crafting.
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 Charlottesville, 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 of Montana for almost a 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.
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.
After graduating with a degree in diesel technology, Samuel began working on trucks for a year before starting his journey with Mercedes-Benz. He worked for Mercedes-Benz of Medford for two years before making the move to Eugene in 2016 to join the Mercedes-Benz of Eugene family. Cooking and fitness are a big part of Samuel’s life. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
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!
David grew up in Sacramento, CA but has lived all over the US for the past 25 years. In 2021, he moved to Eugene to join our team! David has been in the automotive industry for an impressive 30 years. Even more impressive – he’s been with Mercedes-Benz for 25 of those years. David has held several titles, such as Fixed Ops Director, Service Manager, & Parts Manager. In his free time, David enjoys traveling, hiking, and exploring the countryside. You can also find him playing the drums or riding his Harley. David is married with six grown children and has one adorable French bulldog.
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).
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!
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 22 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!”
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.
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.