Meet the Staff at Coastal Kia

  • Patrick Koballa

    Patrick Koballa

    Owner

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    Patrick Koballa

    Patrick Koballa

    Owner

    As a member of the Wilmington Community Pat Koballa has been servicing Car Buyers since 1994 and is committed to continuing to provide exceptional car buying experiences for local owners and buyers.

    Pat welcomes you to the Coastal Kia Family and invites you to stop in and say hi anytime!

Management

  • JP Nicholas

    JP Nicholas

    General Sales Manager

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    JP Nicholas

    JP Nicholas

    General Sales Manager

    As a member of the Wilmington Community JP is committed to providing exceptional car buying experiences for local owners and buyers in the Wilmington Market

    JP welcomes you to the Coastal Kia Family and invites you to stop in and say hi anytime!

  • Peggy Roberts

    Peggy Roberts

    Operations Manager

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    Peggy Roberts

    Peggy Roberts

    Operations Manager

    Peggy is a NC native. She received a BA from UNC-Wilmington in 1986. She has over 32 years of automotive dealership experience including Finance, Warranty Administration, Title Administration, Accounting, and Operations Management. Peggy has worked with Pat Koballa for 25 years. She is a UNCW Seahawk Alumni and previous Seahawk Club Board member. She loves calling Wilmington home.

     

  • Paige Autry

    Paige Autry

    Controller

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    Paige Autry

    Paige Autry

    Controller

    Paige has over 18 years of automotive dealership experience. She received both an MBA and BSBA in Management Accounting from East Carolina University. Paige has been an Automotive Dealership Controller for over ten different franchises. She enjoys boating and spending time near the water with her friends and family on the weekends.

  • Bill Mathias

    Bill Mathias

    Sales Manager

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    Bill Mathias

    Bill Mathias

    Sales Manager

    Bill has over 21 years of automotive sales management experience. His roots started at a Kia dealership in Kentucky. He relocated to Wilmington five years ago from Kentucky to join Pat Koballa’s winning team. Bill is a proud father of two children. His son recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Statistics from the University of Kentucky. His daughter is currently attending the University of Louisville and studies Health & Human Performance as well as Exercise Science. Bill loves southeastern NC and spending time near the water with his wife and family.

  • Uber Hernandez

    Uber Hernandez

    Floor Sales Manager

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    Uber Hernandez

    Uber Hernandez

    Floor Sales Manager

    Uber has over five years automotive dealership experience including Sales, Sales Manager, Finance Director, and Sales Floor Manager. He has been an NC Notary Public for over three years. Uber is originally from Guatemala and enjoys riding bikes and playing video games with his two children during his family time.

  • Steven Kramer

    Steven Kramer

    Floor Sales Manager

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    Steven Kramer

    Steven Kramer

    Floor Sales Manager

    Steve Kramer has been in the automotive industry for 20 years and has been servicing Car Buyers alongside Pat Koballa in the the Wilmington market for the past 7.  Steve is committed to continuing to provide exceptional car buying experiences for local owners and buyers as part of the Coastal Kia Family!

    Stop in and say hi to Steve

  • John Wallace

    John Wallace

    Used Car Manager

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    John Wallace

    John Wallace

    Used Car Manager

Administration

  • Kristin Recchia

    Kristin Recchia

    Accounting

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    Kristin Recchia

    Kristin Recchia

    Accounting

    Kristin has been an automotive title clerk for over four years. She has extensive multi-state title work experience. Kristin is a NC Notary Public and has automotive accounting experience as well. She loves dogs and spending time with her furry family members.

  • Ronda Richter

    Ronda Richter

    Accounting

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    Ronda Richter

    Ronda Richter

    Accounting

    Ronda has been a NC resident for over fifty years.
    She has over twenty years of accounting experience including payables and receivables.
    Ronda loves being near the water, boating, and spending time with her grandchildren.

  • Lori Shannon

    Lori Shannon

    Accounting

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    Lori Shannon

    Lori Shannon

    Accounting

    Lori has over seventeen years of automotive experience. The majority of her experience is with the local domestic franchises. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her children when time permits.

  • Michelle Swartz

    Michelle Swartz

    Accounting

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    Michelle Swartz

    Michelle Swartz

    Accounting

    Michelle has been in the local automotive business for over nine years. She is originally from Long Island, New York and relocated to Wilmington, NC in 1989. She loves being near the water with her family, friends and Golden Retriever “Blew”.

  • Ellen Mason

    Ellen Mason

    Receptionist

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    Ellen Mason

    Ellen Mason

    Receptionist

    Ellen has called Wilmington home for over 49 years. She has been in the automotive business since 1971 handling the switchboard and taking care of thousands of customers. When Ellen is not exceeding our client’s expectations during every call; she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her two grandsons.

  • Alicia Robinson

    Alicia Robinson

    Receptionist

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    Alicia Robinson

    Alicia Robinson

    Receptionist

     

    Alicia is originally from Brooklyn, NC. She moved to southeastern NC four years ago. Alicia has her CNA license and extensive experience in the Healthcare industry.  When she is not taking care of our extended Coastal Kia family on the switchboard; Alicia is singing, acting and spending time with her fiance’ and daughter.

Sales and Finance

  • Mike Mascavage

    Mike Mascavage

    Finance Director

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    Mike Mascavage

    Mike Mascavage

    Finance Director

    Mike has called Wilmington home for more than 21 years. He has worked on Pat Koballa’s winning team for over seven years. Mike has extensive finance experience with over seven different automotive franchises including Honda, Acura, Mazda, Kia, Chevrolet, Jeep and Chrysler. He has been a NC Notary Public for over ten years. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his son on the water.

  • Tyler Desmarest

    Tyler Desmarest

    Finance Manager

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    Tyler Desmarest

    Tyler Desmarest

    Finance Manager

    Tyler started in the automotive business here at Coastal Kia two years ago. His professionalism, leadership skills, and attention to detail helped him to move up quickly from being a Product Specialist to Finance Manager. Tyler served six years in the Navy as an Intelligence Officer and was stationed at Oahu, Hawaii. During his off time, Tyler enjoys boating and spending time with his two Great Danes.

  • Guder "GQ" Quezada

    Guder "GQ" Quezada

    Finance Manager

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    Guder

    Guder "GQ" Quezada

    Finance Manager

  • Jason Stone

    Jason Stone

    Finance Manager / Sales

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    Jason Stone

    Jason Stone

    Finance Manager / Sales

    Jason has over three years of Kia automotive sales experience. He achieved the highest sales honor in his second year by becoming a member of the Elite Sales Team with Kia Motors. Coastal Kia is very proud of Jason for achieving this Elite Sales status honor. When Jason is not at work “exceeding his client’s expectations”; he enjoys spending time with his wife and one year old son.

  • Kelvin Swinson

    Kelvin Swinson

    Product Specialist

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    Kelvin Swinson

    Kelvin Swinson

    Product Specialist

    Kelvin is a Wilmington, NC native and local graduate of E.A. Laney High School. He has been on Pat Koballa’s winning team since 2002. Kelvin has extensive automotive dealership experience including Finance Manager, Internet Manager, Service Advisor and Service Manager. He enjoys walking and reading when he is not busy at work exceeding his client’s expectations.

  • Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright

    Product Specialist

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    Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright

    Product Specialist

    Brandon is originally for update New York. He has extensive experience with Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS. He loves southeastern NC and is new to the automotive business. Brandon enjoys working out, playing video games and spending time with his family.

  • Jason Dodd

    Jason Dodd

    Product Specialist

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    Jason Dodd

    Jason Dodd

    Product Specialist

  • Alex  Houchin

    Alex Houchin

    Product Specialist

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    Alex  Houchin

    Alex Houchin

    Product Specialist

  • Jarred Chandler

    Jarred Chandler

    Product Specialist

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    Jarred Chandler

    Jarred Chandler

    Product Specialist

  • Jason  Girolami

    Jason Girolami

    Product Specialist

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    Jason  Girolami

    Jason Girolami

    Product Specialist

  • Skylar Fulford

    Skylar Fulford

    Product Specialist

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    Skylar Fulford

    Skylar Fulford

    Product Specialist

  • Pedro  Pinacho

    Pedro Pinacho

    Product Specialist

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    Pedro  Pinacho

    Pedro Pinacho

    Product Specialist

  • Jorge Alvarado-Sanchez

    Jorge Alvarado-Sanchez

    Product Specialist

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    Jorge Alvarado-Sanchez

    Jorge Alvarado-Sanchez

    Product Specialist

  • John Vicciarelli

    John Vicciarelli

    Product Specialist

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    John Vicciarelli

    John Vicciarelli

    Product Specialist

  • Edwardo Fernandez

    Edwardo Fernandez

    Product Specialist

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    Edwardo Fernandez

    Edwardo Fernandez

    Product Specialist

Parts and Service

  • John Wigger

    John Wigger

    Fixed Operations Manager

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    John Wigger

    John Wigger

    Fixed Operations Manager

    John has over 19 years of automotive dealership experience. He is a NC native and received an Associates Degree from Cape Fear Community College and a BA from UNC-Wilmington in 2002. He has been a Fixed Operations Director for 11 years. John enjoys drag racing and riding motorcycles during his off time.

  • Peter  Venth

    Peter Venth

    Parts Manager

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    Peter  Venth

    Peter Venth

    Parts Manager

  • Cheryl  Fales

    Cheryl Fales

    Parts

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    Cheryl  Fales

    Cheryl Fales

    Parts

  • Mike Mowrey

    Mike Mowrey

    Parts

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    Mike Mowrey

    Mike Mowrey

    Parts

    Mike grew up in the Wilmington area and loves calling the Port City home. He has extensive automotive parts experience. With over fifteen years of automotive parts experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Mike loves “paint ball” and can be found playing locally during his time off.

  • Rachael Zamudio

    Rachael Zamudio

    Parts

    Rachael Zamudio

    Rachael Zamudio

    Parts

  • Howard Ramsey

    Howard Ramsey

    Service Advisor

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    Howard Ramsey

    Howard Ramsey

    Service Advisor

    Howard is a NC native that grew up in Burlington, NC. He graduated with a BA from UNC-Wilmington in 1985. He has over 30 years of automotive dealership service experience. Howard has extensive service experience with Honda, Mazda, Lincoln-Mercury and Kia. During his time off he enjoys boating and golf.

  • Samuel Weisman

    Samuel Weisman

    Service Advisor

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    Samuel Weisman

    Samuel Weisman

    Service Advisor

    Sam is a Wilmington native and Hoggard High School, graduate. He has over 7 years of automotive dealership experience. Sam has Inventory Control experience as well as Reconditioning Management experience. Sam has achieved “Senior Elite” and “Master Elite” Service Consultant status with Kia Motors. Sam has a large customer base and enjoys camping with his family when he is not taking care of his Coastal Kia clients.

  • Bob Tomlin

    Bob Tomlin

    Service Advisor

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    Bob Tomlin

    Bob Tomlin

    Service Advisor

    Bob has over 30 years of automotive service experience. He has extensive service experience with Honda, Acura, BMW, Land Rover, Mitsubishi and Kia. Bob has achieved both “Senior Elite” and “Master Elite” status with Kia Motors for the last several years. He loves playing pool and being on the water during his spare time.

  • Christopher  McCauley

    Christopher McCauley

    Inventory Manager

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    Christopher  McCauley

    Christopher McCauley

    Inventory Manager

  • Stephen Bedenbaugh

    Stephen Bedenbaugh

    Technician

    Stephen Bedenbaugh

    Stephen Bedenbaugh

    Technician

  • William Lucas

    William Lucas

    Technician

    William Lucas

    William Lucas

    Technician

  • Joe Procopio

    Joe Procopio

    Technician

    Joe Procopio

    Joe Procopio

    Technician

  • Robert Mays

    Robert Mays

    Technician

    Robert Mays

    Robert Mays

    Technician

  • Tyler Henson

    Tyler Henson

    Technician

    Tyler Henson

    Tyler Henson

    Technician

  • Mike Gordley

    Mike Gordley

    Technician

    Mike Gordley

    Mike Gordley

    Technician

  • Christopher  Cooper

    Christopher Cooper

    Service Dispatch

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    Christopher  Cooper

    Christopher Cooper

    Service Dispatch

    Chris has over 17 years of automotive dealership experience. He has worked for Mr. Koballa for over 9 years. Chris has extensive new, pre-owned, and certified vehicle inventory control experience. On his off time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Holly and their four children.

  • Tracy Higgins

    Tracy Higgins

    Service Concierge

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    Tracy Higgins

    Tracy Higgins

    Service Concierge

    Tracy has been in the Wilmington community for over 38 years. She has extensive retail customer service experience. Tracy loves delivering a truly exceptional concierge experience to our Coastal Kia clients every day. You will find her busy picking up and delivering vehicles to our service customers. Tracy always has a smile and never meets a stranger. She enjoys gardening when she is away from her Coastal Kia family.

  • David Knowles

    David Knowles

    Shuttle Driver

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    David Knowles

    David Knowles

    Shuttle Driver

    David is a NC native from Burgaw, NC. He retired from the Wilmington Fire Department after 30 years of service. Among his roles were Fire Captain and Shift Safety Officer. When David is not busy working with our Parts Department Team he enjoys fishing and hunting.

  • Kelly Meadows

    Kelly Meadows

    Shuttle Driver

    Kelly Meadows

    Kelly Meadows

    Shuttle Driver