Meet the Staff

Internet Sales

  • Adrienne Scearce

    Adrienne Scearce

    Internet Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Adrienne is originally from Lowell, NC and brings more than four years of internet sales experience to our dealership. She enjoys providing excellent customer service and helping people find the right vehicle that fits their needs. Adrienne has been married for more than 12 years and has a ten year old son. She is currently working on her degree in psychology at Belmont Abbey College. In her spare time, Adrienne enjoys taker her Westie and Pug dogs on walks with her husband and son.

  • Eric Sims

    Eric Sims

    Internet Coordinator

    (704) 824-8844

    Eric is a Gastonia native and has lived here all his life. Eric has been with our organization for more than two years starting as a sales professional and now works in our internet department. Eric has been in the automotive industry for 3 years and plans to continue working in this field. His favorite part about his job is getting to work closely with the people who help make this community the wonderful place it is. In his spare time, Eric enjoys sports and has a soft spot for southern blues music.

  • Marvin Reid

    Marvin Reid

    Internet Sales Coordinator

    (704) 824-8844

    Marvin is originally from Gastonia and has served 14 years with the US Air Force. Upon returning home, he has worked in the automotive industry in customer relations, sales and business development. He has worked at our dealership for over six years. He is passionate about providing the customer with an excellent sales experience. In his spare time he enjoys playing music on his saxophone, surfing the the internet and spending time with family and friends.

  • Tammy Boone

    Tammy Boone

    Internet Coordinator

    (704) 824-8844

    Tammy is a Gaston County native and currently resides in Belmont. She is new to automotive internet sales but has more than twenty years in customer service and is looking forward to helping customer with their automotive purchase. When Tammy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, exploring photography, reading and wood working.

Office

  • Celia Marquard

    Celia Marquard

    Office Assistant

    (704) 824-8844

    Celia was born and raised in Gastonia and has worked in the automotive industry for nine years. Celia has worked in the service department, customer service and currently works in the office. Celia enjoys the interaction with the customers from day to day and the people she works with. Celia is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in her spare time enjoys reading, outdoor activities, hiking Crowders Mountain and hanging out with her friends and family.

  • Tammy Livingston

    Tammy Livingston

    Office Manager

    Tammy is originally from Tenessee and has lived in NC for over 27 years. Tammy has been in the automotive industry for 17 years and is currently the Office Manager. Tammy enjoys coming to work everyday and interacting with customers. She enjoys being able to learn new things and grow as a manager. Tammy has been married for 27 years and has one daughter who is about to graduate high school and enter college at The University of South Carolina in the fall. In her spare time Tammy enjoys shopping with her daughter, taking family vacations and attending Elevation Church. Tammy is a volunteer for out foundation Outreach Team.

Sales Honda

  • David Craig

    David Craig

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    David is originally from Atlanta but has been in Gastonia since 1978. He has been in the automotive industry for more than 37 years and seven of those with our dealership. David enjoys interacting with people on a daily basis and provided excellent customer service. He is married with a son and stepson and when he's not working, you can find him on the golf course on a nice day.

  • Dean Welch

    Dean Welch

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Dean has been in Gaston County for more than 25 years and is a graduate from Gardner-Webb University. He has sold Honda's for more than 10 years and in the past managed several manufacturing facilities and even owned his own kitchen design company but is happy to be back with Honda. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and doing volunteer work.

  • Dean Woodward

    Dean Woodward

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Dean has been in automotive sales for 26 years. After retiring and taking three years off, he missed the interaction with people, so he returned to sell a great product - Honda's. He enjoys walking with his wife and little dog, Molly, especially at Crowder's Mountain. He also enjoys time with his 13 grandchildren, and is an avid sports fan.

  • Eddie Jarvis

    Eddie Jarvis

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Eddie was born and raised in Gastonia and graduated from Hunter Huss High School. He served in the US Air Ford for six years and returned home in 1989. Eddie was also a Baptist minister for 34 years. He has been in the automotive industry for 15 years and with our dealership almost eight years in sales. He enjoys working with people and assisting them find the right vehicle to meet their needs. Eddie has been married for 46 years and has two grandsons at home. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and fishing.

  • Jasper Powe

    Jasper Powe

    Salesperson

    (704) 824-8844

    Jasper is originally from Norwood, NC but has lived in Mt. Holly for the past 16 years. He began his career in automotive sales more than eight years ago and has been with organization for four years in sales. It means a lot to Jasper to be able to assist people with such a large purchase and is dedicated to giving the best customer service and experience that his customers deserve. Jasper is happily married for 16 years and has three great children. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and being active in his church's youth group, praise dance step team and choir.   

  • Roger Brown

    Roger Brown

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Roger is originally from High Point, NC but has been in Gastonia for more than 40. He has been in the automotive industry for four years, but has been in the sales industry for more than 45 years. He enjoys working with people and helping them with the buying process. Roger has been married for 37 years and has two children. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and fishing. Roger is also looking forward to retiring in the next few years.

  • Steven Johnson

    Steven Johnson

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Steven is a Gaston County native and currently resides in Dallas, NC. He is coming up on his fourth year with the McKenney-Salinas family, starting as a sales consultant and is now in the internet department. He married his high school sweetheart and they have a seven year old son, a two year old daughter and a one year old son! In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and coaching his son in sports. He is also a volunteer member of his local fire department Agriculture Center, and a member of Tryon Optimist Club.

Sales Managers

  • Angela Theis

    Angela Theis

    Finance Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Angela has 15 years of experience in the industry.  Starting in sales, she quickly moved into finance and found she had an excitement and motivation to help customers obtain the vehicles of theirs dreams by financing these cars and trucks for them.  In order to expand her knowledge for all aspects of the business, she branched out, spending some time working as a sales manager as well as a service manager before returning to the business office.  Angela is a mother of one boy and twin girls and resides with them in Shelby, NC.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding her motorcycle, and being outdoors.

  • Bobby Ford

    Bobby Ford

    Sales Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Bobby is a Gaston County native and current resides in Belmont. He has been with our store for eight years and is now a sales manager for our Honda team. He is passionate about working with and meeting new people everyday. Bobby is married with four children and is the proud grandfather to eight grandchildren. In his spare time you can finding watching sports and playing golf.

  • Chris Pressley

    Chris Pressley

    Finance Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Chris is originally from Gastonia and currently lives in Charlotte, NC. He has been in the automotive industry for over 17 years and has been a part of our team since 1998 starting in sales and is currently our F&I Manager. Chris's favorite part of his job is getting to meet a variety of new people everyday.  He has been married for seven years and has a teenage son. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

  • Deanna Stallings

    Deanna Stallings

    Sourcing Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Deanna is originally from Charlotte, but has lived in Gaston County for most of her life. She recently joined our team in November 2011 but has worked in the automotive industry for three years. Deanna enjoys meeting new people and providing an excellent purchasing experience to her customers. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys spending time with her two dogs and husband, going hiking, gardening and spending quality time with family and friends. Deanna is also an awareness advocate for Autoimmune Diseases.

  • Jonathan Zirbel

    Jonathan Zirbel

    Sales Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Jonathan is originally from Desmoines, IA but has been in NC for the past ten years. He has been in automotive sales for the past seven years at our stores. Jonathan enjoys meeting new people and giving his customers an excellent car buying experience geared toward the new way of car buying which is giving outstanding customer service and less gimmicks and less pressure. Jonathan has been married for ten years and has three children. In his off time he loves being involved in the community and coaches baseball and football.

  • Lauren Salinas

    Lauren Salinas

    Internet Director

    (704) 824-8844

    Lauren is originally from Gastonia has been at the dealership for more than seven years working in the internet department and is now in dealer operations. She is passionate about providing an excellent purchasing experience for customers. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, photography and spending time with family and friends. She also loves dogs and has two Dachshunds that make frequent visits to our store. Lauren is also a huge Carolina Panther’s fan.

  • Marvin Mathis

    Marvin Mathis

    General Sales Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Marvin is originally from Gastonia and joined the sales team at our store in September of 2002. He was promoted to Sales Manager in March of 2005 and to General Sales Manager in November of 2008. He is passionate about providing the best purchase experience possible! In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, reading and listening to music.   

  • Roger Hoyle

    Roger Hoyle

    Finance Manager

    (704) 824-8844

  • Sal Salinas

    Sal Salinas

    General Manager

    (704) 824-8844

Sales Mitsubishi

  • Dustin Watkins

    Dustin Watkins

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Dustin has been living in Bessemer City for the past 18 years and is a graduate of Bessemer City High, where he played baseball, football and basketball. Dustin is new to Honda sales and enjoys helping his customers find the right vehicle to fit their needs. Dustin also has two children and enjoys spending time with his family in his free time.

  • Heath Dubuclet

    Heath Dubuclet

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844


  • Jessica  Fisher

    Jessica Fisher

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Jessica is originally from Ohio and has lived in Gastonia for the past eight years. She has more than 10 years experience in sales and customer service. She's driven by the desire to deliver a great car buying experience each and everytime. In her spare time, she enjoys taking road trips in search of interesting antiques for her collection. Jessica has a passion for attending classic car shows, watching documentaries and spending time with her children.

  • Jim Price

    Jim Price

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Jim is new to the car business after a 30 year career in the civil engineering and construction fields. He is a native of West Virgina and has lived in Charlotte for more than 40 years. He has been married to his better half for 23 years and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Jim is excited about starting this new career and meeting new people to help them have a great car buying experience. In his spare time you can find him on the golf course or watching football.

  • Ken Miller

    Ken Miller

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Ken is a native of Charlotte, NC and has been in automotive sales for five years. Ken enjoys meeting new people everyday and helping them find a vehicle that meets their needs. When he's not working, you can find him at church where he is very active or spending time with his family and friends. He also has a Beagle and three Dachshunds that keep him very active. He is looking forward to a long career at McKenney-Salinas Honda and helping customers with their next vehicle purchase.

  • Lamont Stevenson

    Lamont Stevenson

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Lamont is originally from Bronx, NY but grew up in Sumter, SC and has now resided in Mount Holly, NC for the past five years.  He has been in the automotive business for nine years and what he endears most about his job is helping people find the right vehicle that fits their needs. Lamont is happily married for 12 years and has a three year old daughter. In his spare time he loves spending time outdoors in his garden, listening to good music, exercising, traveling and attending church. He also loves taking rides in his 1957 Chevrolet!

  • Mark Bridges

    Mark Bridges

    Sales Associate

    (704) 824-8844

    Mark is a native of Charlotte, NC and has been in the automotive industry for 20 years and still enjoys it as much as when he started. He enjoys meeting new people and helping the wants and needs of our customers become a reality. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two wonderful boys. He is looking forward to a long career at McKenney-Salinas Honda and building many new relationships with our customers and team.

Service & Parts Department

  • Brian Costner

    Brian Costner

    Parts Manager

    Brian is a Gaston County native and has been with our organization since 1992. He started with our Honda team in 1992 and has been in the parts department for more than 13 years. Brian enjoys working with the public and meeting new people everyday. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his three boys and wife, and also spend time working on his car, a 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.

  • Jeff Black

    Jeff Black

    Reconditioning Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Jeff is a native of Gastonia. He has worked in the automotive industry for three years and is currently our service dispatcher. Jeff enjoys being able to help customers with their service needs after they purchase their vehicle. Jeff is married to his longtime girlfriend and have one dog that they consider their child. In his spare time Jeff enjoys dirt bike riding and anything outdoors. He enjoys the time he gets to spend with his family and friends.

  • Jimmy Poole

    Jimmy Poole

    Service Advisor

    (704) 824-8844

    Jimmy is a native of Gaston County and has 10 years experience in the automotive industry, both in sales and service. He currently works in service as an advisor and loves the people he works with and getting to meet new people each day. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter and also tutors, mentors and supports local kids.

  • Lindsay Herre

    Lindsay Herre

    Service Coordinator

    (704) 824-8844

    Lindsay is originally from Winston-Salem NC and moved to Gastonia when she was 8 years old. Lindsay is new to the automotive industry but comes to us with great customer service skills as our appointment coordinator. Lindsay enjoys the people she works with and being able to assist our customers with their service needs. Lindsay is a newlywed recently marrying her longtime boyfriend of four years. In her spare time Lindsay enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with her family and friends and playing with her animals.

  • Parrish Turner

    Parrish Turner

    Service Advisor

    (704) 824-8844

    Parrish is originally from Orlando Florida, but has lived in Gastonia for most of his life. He is new to the automotive industry, but comes to us with great customer service skills. Parrish enjoys meeting new people and helping customers with their service needs. He is engaged with two children, and in his spare time Parrish enjoys spending time with his family and working on cars.

  • Sherry Phillips

    Sherry Phillips

    Warranty Administrator

    (704) 824-8844

    Sherry was born and raised in Gaston County and has been in the automotive industry for 34 years and is currently our warranty administrator. Sherry enjoys the challenge that warranty processing provides and is regarded as one of top warranty administrators in the area. Sherry has been married for 37 years and has three children and six grandchildren. In her spare time Sherry enjoys reading and watching the Braves play baseball.

  • Travis Goble

    Travis Goble

    Service Advisor

    (704) 824-8844

    Travis is originally from Clover, SC but has been in Gastonia all of his life. Travis has worked on cars all of his life and brings many years of experience to us as a service advisor. He enjoys being able to help his customers make the right service decisions for their vehicle and helping keep their vehicle in top shape. Travis is married and has three beautiful children with his wife of ten years. In his spare time Travis enjoys going to car shows with the kids and spending time as a family.

  • Trent Swink

    Trent Swink

    Service Manager

    (704) 824-8844

    Trent is a native of Cleveland County and brings more than 21 years experience in the automotive industry. Starting in the parts department, after working in the parts department he moved to service. Trent enjoys the service department, he likes interacting with customers. He is very passionate about his work. Trent is the proud father of two daughters. In his spare time Trent likes to workout, ride his bicycle, and be outdoors.

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