Sims Honda

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

General Manager Bobby   Maynard
Bobby Maynard
General Manager
Born in Mount Vernon and a graduate of Sedro Woolley High School and now a resident on Samish Island. Bobby has deep roots in PNW, from Fishing, Hunting, Soccer, Golf, Flag Football, and Softball. Going on 20 plus years within the Sims organization starting as a salesperson in 1998 Bobby has risen through and studied each and every position within the dealership. "My goal is to change the perception of the dealership experience, by removing friction points and improving speed to make this an enjoyable and pleasant interaction while respecting each and every customers time, research, and budget." Bobby has tremendous passion and commitment for each and every customer and employee that walks through the door and you will feel that right away. "This is not your ordinary dealership!" Bobby  Maynard
Sales Manager Dave  Pitcher
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 on Camano Island where he loves to fish, clam, walk on the beach and crab right in front of his house on the bluff. 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!

Dave Pitcher

Sales Manager Andrew  Hovenden
Andrew Hovenden
Sales Manager
For the past 15 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 3 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. If you want a low pressure and fun experience buying a vehicle, Andrew will provide it!

Andrew Hovenden

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Sales Manager Camille Kim
Camille Kim
Sales Manager
Camille has been living in the Pacific Northwest since she was a little girl. Mother of two, she enjoys the beautiful outdoors with her family. Camille loves to read, write and is a singer/songwriter in her spare time. She enjoys and has a passion for creating a car buying experience that is different, refreshing, enjoyable and informative, where our customers feel free to express questions and completes their purchase feeling confident they have all of the tools they need. Camille is proud to be a part of the Sims Family team for over twelve years, both at Northwest Honda and Sims Honda.

Camille Kim

Pre-Owned Manager Curtis  Winn
Curtis Winn
Pre-Owned 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.

Curtis Winn

Honda Gold Level Sales Raj  Khanna
Raj Khanna
Honda Gold Level Sales
Raj has been in the auto industry for 18 years working for Acura and Honda as a top level sales associate with high customer satisfaction rates. He has once again attained Gold Level Sales Status! 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.

Raj Khanna

Honda Silver Level Sales Dax Moon
Dax Moon
Honda Silver Level Sales
Dax Moon
Honda Silver Level Sales Brian  Zwicker
Brian Zwicker
Honda Silver Level Sales
Congrats to Brian for reaching Silver level status with Honda! 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 yard work, but don't let his calm quiet demeanor fool you in High School he ran track and played football and still keeps in shape!

Brian Zwicker

Sales Chad Lehn
Chad Lehn
Sales

Chad Lehn

Sales Mike  OLaughlin
Mike OLaughlin
Sales
Congrats to Mike for reaching Silver Level Sale status with Honda! 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.

Mike OLaughlin

Jorge Palma-Vargas
Sales
With 4 years in the car industry, and over 7 years in customers service, Jorge Palma has capitalized on his skills to ensure that his customers are taken care of. With a five-time Salesman of the Month record, Jorge not only gets the best deals for his customers, but he makes the process effortless and fun. When Jorge is not helping customers, he spends his free time with his family, spoiling his nieces and nephews. He enjoys music, photography and he is a very talented artist. Although he has many creative hobbies, his favorite work of art is putting his customers into their dream vehicle. Ask for Jorge Palma, so he can paint you into the new vehicle that you always wanted while giving you the best experience possible.

Jorge Palma-Vargas

Derrek Spring
Sales

Derrek Spring

Clinton DeFries
Sales
Scott Todd
Sales
Business Manager Amber   Petersen
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.

Amber Petersen

Laura Thompson
Business Manager
Karena Nevratakis
Business Manager
Devin Cherberg
Sales
Marisa Sterling
Business Manager

Office Team

Office Manager Taylor Gerdes
Taylor Gerdes
Office Manager
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 Office Manager. Taylor loves her friends, family and her little dog Ruger..... oh and her job!
AP/AR Jerri Fox
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!
Irene Gaspar
Title Clerk
Laura Sedano
Cashier
Chrystal Derrick
Receptionist
Esperanza Sandoval
Receptionist

Service Advisors

Service Manager Jason Sundet
Jason Sundet
Service Manager
Express Service Manager Will  Woodbury
Will Woodbury
Express Service Manager
Will the "worker!" Endless desire to provide a fantastic customer experience when he is on the "wrench." Will has now moved to a management position and we couldn't be happier! Will continues to educate himself to one day be a Honda Master Technician, rest assured your vehicle is in great hands with Will.
Service Advisor Randy  Eger
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.
Service Advisor Derk  Frizzell
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!
Service Advisor Ted  Gibbs
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.
Service Advisor Miguel  Amarillas
Miguel Amarillas
Service 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!
Service Advisor Cat Cooper
Cat Cooper
Service Advisor
Express Advisor Brennan  Johnson
Brennan Johnson
Express Advisor
Assistant Service Advisor Taylor Trial
Taylor Trial
Assistant Service Advisor
Shuttle Driver Scott  Ramey
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.
Armando Mendez-Mateo
Porter

Parts Team

Parts Manager Robert   Stack
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.
PARTS Mario  Manrique
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!
Parts Jeff Spradlin
Jeff Spradlin
Parts
Andrew Manrique
Parts

Technicians

Master Honda Technician Arlan  Johnson
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.
Master Honda Technician David  Top
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.
Technician Anthony  Becerra
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
Technician Derek  Arnold
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!
Technician Mark  Stanley
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!
Technican Jordan Bump
Jordan Bump
Technican
Technician Mo  Arif
Mo Arif
Technician
Technician Jessie Penno
Jessie Penno
Technician
Cornelio Avila-Ramos
Technician
Nick Foxen
Technician
Jack Garcia
Technician
Alfredo Mendez-Matteo
Detail
Jonathan Griffiths
Technician
Darrin Penwell
Technician
Dan Perez
Technician
Daniel Vargas
Technician
Jamieson Burns
Technician
Arron Elder
Express Technician
Jack Garcia
Express Technician

Detail

Detail and Lot Manager Jose   Sanchez
Jose Sanchez
Detail and Lot Manager
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.
DETAIL Martin  Chavez
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!
Detail Fernando  Ramirez
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.
DETAIL Andy  Keith
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!
Alejandro Garcia
Detail
Alberto Vargas-Casilla
Detail
Pedro Ramirez-Lopez
Detail
Hernan Moreno
Detail
Saul Rodriguez
Detail
Sergio Munoz
Detail