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Meet Our Staff

Jimmy Iddins Business Manager

Born on Whidbey Island, Jimmy still lives and raised his 3 kids on South Whidbey. Married for over 30 years he has horses, dogs and cats. Before coming to Sims Honda he was the Finance Manager at Rodland Toyota in Everett Washington and the Finance Manager at an RV Outlet in Marysville Washington. He loves to fish for Steelhead and Salmon and is an avid sports enthusiast. He played sports for Langley High School and attended Everett Community College studying Business. His favorite charities are Displaced Orphans International and The Good Cheer Food Bank in Langley Washington.

Rick DeGroot Sales

Since moving from Chicago, Rick has worked at Shmerler Ford, Brien Ford and Sims Honda in everything from the Parts Department to working as a Sales Manager. Cars run deep in his veins. He likes hockey and boxing as well as riding his motorcycle in the Skagit Valley. He is a member of the Disable American Veterans and spends as much time as possible with his wife and 3 children.

Mike OLaughlin Sales

Hailing from Ballard where he graduated High School, Mike is Sims Honda's resident golf professional. As a PGA of America Life Member you can often find him dispensing golf wisdom on and off the links. He has worked at Sand Point, Eaglemont and Lake Padden Golf Clubs as a Professional and played football and golf in high school. He has been married for over 30 years and has 2 wonderful children.

Mark Sumner Sales

Born in Port Angeles and a Burlington High School graduate Mark is the person you want to talk to about food and cars! Having worked as a chef at both the Chuckanut Manor and a local ale house he takes cooking seriously and loves to help his customers with their vehicle needs! An avid football, baseball, basketball player and golfer he stays active coaching kids sports and loves the Seahawks! His main love are his two kids and we are lucky that he made the switch years ago from Foothills Toyota to Sims Honda!

Al Lehn Sales

Bellingham native, Al Lehn has a wide body of knowledge that he brings with him to the Sims Honda family. A family man first Al worked as a counselor in the Bellingham School District where he enjoyed working with youth and solving problems. Al Lehn has worked for the Sims family for almost 6 years, first as an internet sales manager and now as one of our top product specialists in sales. Al loves sports, including golf, basketball and tennis. If you are looking for a down to earth sales experience with a Honda product specialist that will treat you like family, come in and ask for Al!

Sales Team

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Bobby Maynard
General Manager
Born in Mount Vernon, Bobby is a proud of his local roots. Bobby's rise to General Manager is well earned. As a soccer player his whole life Bobby played in the local San Carlos League as well as the indoor and outdoor adult leagues in Bellingham. He also plays in the Skagit Valley Flag Football League and Golfs regularly at Avalon. When not out fishing or hunting you will find him with a good glass of Duckhorn in his house thinking of better ways to serve the customers of Sims Honda.
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Todd Kummelman
Sales Manager
Born in VA as a self professed "Army Brat" Todd has traveled to and lived in a lot of places. He graduated from East Lake High School in Florida and moved to Washington upon leaving the Army. He worked most recently at Klein Honda, but has also worked at Everett Chevrolet and Tampa Hondaland in sales as well as Finance. He enjoys Baseball as a player and hiking and fishing with his 3 kids.
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Dave Pitcher
Sales Manager
Local Everett native, Dave has been in the auto industry for over 20 years. He graduated from Everett High School as well as AAI, Arizona Automotive Institute. He has worked at Klein Honda, Dwayne Lanes Chrysler Jeep and is now at Sims Honda as a sales manager. Before working for Honda he was in the wholesale beverage business for 16 years. When not working you can find him fishing on his derby winning boat (The Overkill), or sipping fine wine on a sunset cruise. Dave is Sims Honda's resident lawn care expert and chef as well. He has three grown kids and is the kind of manager that you want helping you!
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Andrew Hovenden
Sales Manager
For the past 14 years Andrew has served as the IT manager and E-Commerce leader for the Sims Group, to include Northwest Honda, Sims Honda and Apple Valley Honda. With the recent growth in the industry online he is focusing on growing the business at just Sims Honda now and is working full-time as the Internet Sales Manager. After living in Japan for 2 years and then spending 6 years in the Army, Andrew went back to school and graduated with a Bachelors in Management Information Systems. He has 7 children and enjoys soccer as a referee, MMA, plays piano and speak fluent Japanese. He currently served on the Boards of Trustees for the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School and the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.
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Curtis Winn
Pre-Owned Car Manager
Born in San Diego California, Curtis is an avid golfer and the Sims Honda Used Car Manager. Graduating from Oak Harbor High School he played golf, ran track and played basketball as a kid. Prior to Sims Honda he was at Nordstrom in Scottsdale, AZ and has extensive experience in the automotive and fine clothing world. He was previously the Used Car Manager at Rodland Toyota in Everett Washington and you can often find him online buying and selling cars for Sims Honda, where he is proud to call home.
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Jimmy Iddins
Business Manager
Born on Whidbey Island, Jimmy still lives and raised his 3 kids on South Whidbey. Married for over 30 years he has horses, dogs and cats. Before coming to Sims Honda he was the Finance Manager at Rodland Toyota in Everett Washington and the Finance Manager at an RV Outlet in Marysville Washington. He loves to fish for Steelhead and Salmon and is an avid sports enthusiast. He played sports for Langley High School and attended Everett Community College studying Business. His favorite charities are Displaced Orphans International and The Good Cheer Food Bank in Langley Washington. More
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Amber Petersen
Business Manager
Amber is a Sedro-Woolley native where she was born, grew up, graduated High School and still lives. She swears she will never leave the Skagit Valley and loves her work in Finance. Coming from Cycle Barn as a Finance Manager she joined the Sims Honda Finance team and has never looked back! She played baseball and loves to read, hike and write. Raising 4 kids keeps her hands full but she would not want it any other way.
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Mark Sumner
Business Manager
Born in Port Angeles and a Burlington High School graduate Mark is the person you want to talk to about food and cars! Having worked as a chef at both the Chuckanut Manor and a local ale house he takes cooking seriously and loves to help his customers with their vehicle needs! An avid football, baseball, basketball player and golfer he stays active coaching kids sports and loves the Seahawks! His main love are his two kids and we are lucky that he made the switch years ago from Foothills Toyota to Sims Honda! We are lucky to have him as our newest Business Manager More
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Mike OLaughlin
Sales
Hailing from Ballard where he graduated High School, Mike is Sims Honda's resident golf professional. As a PGA of America Life Member you can often find him dispensing golf wisdom on and off the links. He has worked at Sand Point, Eaglemont and Lake Padden Golf Clubs as a Professional and played football and golf in high school. He has been married for over 30 years and has 2 wonderful children. More
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Al Lehn
Sales
Bellingham native, Al Lehn has a wide body of knowledge that he brings with him to the Sims Honda family. A family man first Al worked as a counselor in the Bellingham School District where he enjoyed working with youth and solving problems. Al Lehn has worked for the Sims family for almost 6 years, first as an internet sales manager and now as one of our top product specialists in sales. Al loves sports, including golf, basketball and tennis. If you are looking for a down to earth sales experience with a Honda product specialist that will treat you like family, come in and ask for Al! More
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James Hoffman
SALES
Long time automotive industry veteran and Skagit native James comes to Sims Honda with a wealth of information and experience. Having sold Toyotas, Hondas and other makes and models at Foothills Toyota as well as in Florida he has experience as a Business Manager as well as a Sales Manager. James has 2 boys that keep him busy and in his spare time is an avid games player.
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Brian Zwicker
Sales
After working many years as a Finance Manger at Frontier Ford and Valley Cadillac Brian is very happy at Sims Honda as a sales person. He enjoys gardening and yardwork, but don't let his calm quiet demeanor fool you in High School he ran track and played football and still keeps in shape!
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Don Corpolongo
Sales
Born and raised in Granada Hill, CA, Don has been here long enough that you would think he was a local! With extensive car business experience at Jerry Chambers Chevrolet as well as time working for Alpine Distributors he brings a cheery disposition and hard to forget smile to work every day! He played football in High School as well as volleyball. He enjoys camping, fishing and softball. He has been married for over 35 years and loves to spend time with his new grand-baby!
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Mark Ruderman
Sales
Mark lives in Burlington with his wife and 3 kids. Born in CA, raised in L.A. moved to WA in 1993 and up to Skagit County in 1994. He had worked in various sales jobs in CA, Worked in Casino industry from 1993 to 2000 dealing Poker and running card rooms. Mark decided to give car sales a "try" in sept 2000 and came to Sims Honda in Jan 2001 and found a home with the Sims family. Mark's hobbies consist of getting interested in whatever my kids are into whether it's music, acting, sports, biking, and most recently roller derby - "go SVRD Runts!" Life motto - "Be the reason someone smiles today"
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RJ Hart
Sales
Born and raised in Southern Oregon, RJ brings his small town to roots and love of sunshine with him to Western Washington. When not at Sims, you may find him chasing the sun, or finding the latest hot spot for the best eats!
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Raj Khanna
Sales
Raj has been in the auto industry for 18 years working for Acura, Honda as a top level sales associate with high customer satisfaction rates. Raj completed his schooling in England and graduated with a degree in business which he used to transfer to America with when working for Nordstrom. He is extremely passionate about selling Honda products and his enthusiasm and energy sets him apart as a great person to have a fun experience with. He love the people of Skagit Valley and the beautiful area that surrounds us here.
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Rick DeGroot
Sales
Since moving from Chicago, Rick has worked at Shmerler Ford, Brien Ford and Sims Honda in everything from the Parts Department to working as a Sales Manager. Cars run deep in his veins. He likes hockey and boxing as well as riding his motorcycle in the Skagit Valley. He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans and spends as much time as possible with his wife and 3 children. More
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Dotan Bershon
Sales
Sims Honda is happy to have another experienced and credentialed professional on the team. Dotan has been in the industry a long time and knows his products. A Subaru and Ford expert he can help customers compare and contrast their options with the Hondas and pre-owned inventory Sims has. When not working you will find him spending time with the love of his life or in a card room where he excels with a perfect poker face that has a smile on it!
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Chad Lehn
Sales
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Sales

Office Team

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Liz Hammack
Office Manager
Oak Harbor native Liz grew up in Island and Skagit County. She has been at Sims Honda since before they moved from the "old store" in Mount Vernon in 1992. Before working at Sims Honda she worked for the Skagit Valley Herald and at Datsun in the accounting departments. She is married with grown children and grandchildren.
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Taylor Gerdes
Title Clerk
Employees don't get any better than Taylor, she came to us as a high school student as our afternoon and weekend receptionist, and now has worked her way through the office and now holds the very important position of Title Clerk. Taylor loves her friends, family and her little dog Ruger..... oh and her job!
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Laura Omdal
Cashier / Dealer Trades
One of the first people you will see or hear when visiting or calling Sims Honda. Laura comes to work everyday and will generate some great laughs for all the staff or customers. She is a wonderful wife, mother, and employee.
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Jerri Fox
AP/AR
As the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables main point of contact Jerri spends her days doing heavy accounting work. She is extremely organized and efficient allowing her to maintain a great attitude in a tough job!
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Laura Sedano
Title Clerk
Mount Vernon native, Laura comes from a large family and loves numbers. This makes her perfect for her job as Title Clerk. She coaches wrestling for the Mount Vernon Pitbulls and wrestled at a state competitive level. In her down time she is studying Business at Skagit Valley Community College and is a cancer survivor!
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Veronica Ortiz
Receptionist
There is a reason she is the first person we want customers to hear and see when they call or come into the dealership, bilingual, friendly, and always willing to help.

Service Advisors

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Scott Todd
Service Manager
Scott started his sales career at Lynnwood Honda and then moved to Klein Honda as an Assistant Manager. Before coming to Sims Honda he was the Used Car Manager at Acura of Lynnwood. A graduate of Oak Harbor High School Scott played Baseball, Football and ran Track. He loves to Mountain Bike, Snowboard and Fish. He is married and enjoys his time with his two daughters.
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Derk Frizzell
Service Advisor
Sedro-Woolley Native Derk is a long-time Sims Honda employee. Starting off in detail and then working on the lot he is one of our most experienced Service Advisors and has many customers ask for him by name. He enjoys racing and has played basketball, football and baseball. He has 2 boys and when not at work you can find him with them and his wife of over 20 years! Honda's run in his blood and he knows a lot about them!
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Ted Gibbs
Service Advisor
Upon leaving the US Navy where he worked as an Aviation Engine and Fuel Systems Technician, Sims Honda was lucky to hire Ted. He is from Westminster, CO where he attended High School. He enjoys shooting sporting clays and fishing.
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Chris Caracciolo
Service Advisor
If you have a question about your vehicle and how to care for it or fix it, this is the man to ask for! The amount of experience and knowledge is unmatched, he has been a factory technician for over 30 years. Now moving behind the counter to help customers face to face.
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Randy Eger
Service Advisor
Born in Bellingham and graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School, Sims Honda's former Service Manager loves to greet his long time customers with a smile! A great guitar player and singer he is part of the Chris Eger Band. He has worked as an appliance technician for Ganos Appliance and loves Little League. He has 2 boys.
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Rachel Wright
Service Advisor
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Miguel Amarillas
Express Advisor
Before working for Sims Honda, Miguel was a detailer and lot attendant for North Country Motors in Burlington, Washington. He also has worked at North Island Boats in Anacortes and Wabi Fishing Company in Oak Harbor. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School where he played every possible sport and is happily married with 2 kids!
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Brennan Johnson
Service Advisor
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Scott Ramey
Shuttle Driver
Scott grew up in Eastern Washington. He has worked as a counselor at Skagit Recovery as well as a parts specialist at Jerry's Auto Supply. He loves to golf and enjoys computers and watching sports. He has a dog and a cat and attended Cashmere High School.
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Charlie Conover
Porter

Parts Team

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Robert Stack
Parts Manager
Rob comes to Sims Honda with a ton of parts experience, his time before Sims was spent at Wilson Toyota in Bellingham, where we know he is missed, he also brings a great smile and a willingness to help. Rob is a family man through and through. When not at work you will find him on motorcycle or peddle bike wandering about Whatcom County.
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Evan Herford
Parts
The man who wears many hats for us at Sims, parts delivery, counter person, airbag aficionado, weekend express service tech.... you name it this man can do it! All this and he holds his degree in finance. We are so fortunate to have Evan!
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Mario Manrique
PARTS
Mario has always been like family to us here at Sims and now he joins our wonderful team full time. Mario brings a wealth of knowledge and a fantastic attitude all day everyday!
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Jake Perret
PARTS
Jake joins our team as an automotive enthusiast, he brings great value and knowledge to our team and customers.

Technicians

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Arlan Johnson
Master Honda Technician
Skilled Master Honda Technician AJ loves working on tough cars! He is from the East Coast and moved out here for the hunting and fishing. He is married and lives in Mount Vernon. On the weekends he is a competitive shooter and has a penchant for duck hunting.
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David Top
Master Honda Technician
As a Honda Master Technician Dave is always able to fix your vehicle! He loves playing baseball and is currently remodeling his house along with his wife and children. A faithful member of Burlington United Reformed Church he attended and graduated from Mount Vernon Christian High School.
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Kyle Olson
Master Honda Technican
Kyle is just the right person you want working on your Honda, Kyle has achieved the level of Master Certified Technician the highest level a Honda Technician can reach. Kyle has an endless desire to learn more and loves taking on the toughest challenges.
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Anthony Becerra
Technician
An avid outdoorsman, Anthony is a great fisherman and hunter. He is a Burlington High School graduate and enjoys his work as an Auto Technician
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Derek Arnold
Technician
Derek is an amazing father to two daughters! He grew up in Lyden Washington where he went to and graduated High School. Before working at Sims Honda he was a mechanic at Northwest Honda and Dewey Griffin Subaru in Bellingham as well as Hinton Chevrolet in Lynden. When not working he is home with his beautiful girls!
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Mark Stanley
Technician
A Shorewood High School, Shoreline, WA graduate, Mark has an infectious smile that makes you want to be near him! He attended Skagit Valley College before coming to Sims Honda. He has played baseball, basketball and boxes. He is married and has two daughters that like to hear him play the guitar!
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Vidal Correa
Technician
Vidal, a Anacortes High School graduate has 2 kids and really loves living in the Pacific Northwest. Vidal can work on all makes and all models, he continues to educate himself, and takes great pride in his work. He has worked as a cook at El Jinete and enjoys cooking for his family.
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Will Woodbury
Technician
Will the "worker!" Endless desire to provide a fantastic customer experience when he is on the "wrench." Will continues to educate himself to one day be a Honda Master Technician, rest assured your vehicle is in great hands with Will.
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Conner Christie
Technician
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Jordan Bump
Technican
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Jamie Lenocker
Technician
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Mo Arif
Technician
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Noel Diaz
Technican
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Raudel Alonzo
Express Service Tech
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Jon Griffiths
Technician
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Technician
Jamie Lenocker
Express Lube Technician

Detail

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Jose Sanchez
DETAIL
Jose was born in Mexico and grew up in California. He always has a smile on his face and loves to play soccer and basketball. He plays the drums and sings, especially around his two children. Before working for Sims Honda he used to work at Home Depot.
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Martin Chavez
DETAIL
Martin grew up in Redding California. He used to work in production before coming to Sims Honda, notably with MDI Distribution and Orion Industries. He loves soccer and tennis which he plays with his 4 kids between video game levels!
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Fernando Ramirez
Detail
Fernando is just another example of a man who takes great pride in coming to work everyday and doing a fantastic job.
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Moises Pacheco
DETAIL
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Andy Keith
DETAIL
Experience is the word! Andy has been detailing for over 30 years, whether it be for our lot or for the one sitting in your garage Andy takes tremendous pride in his work. Call service today and schedule your vehicle in for the best detail around!
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Jessie Perez
Detail
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Jonathan Rocha
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Joel Chavez
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