The Porsche Fresno Team

Our Porsche Team

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CJ Wilson

CJ Wilson | General Manager

Two-time Major League All-Star southpaw CJ Wilson is a family man with a lifelong love of high-quality automobiles. “I’m a car guy,” CJ likes to say. “I grew up at the dirt track, my dad was on the pit crew, I’ve always wanted to be a race car driver. I’ve always just been a car guy.” CJ launched his race team in 2010, followed by his first dealerships in Chicago. “Unlike the big mega dealers, we actually care about your business,” CJ says. “We’re going to treat you like a neighbor because that’s how we think of ourselves.” A father of one with another on the way, CJ lives in Fresno with his wife, Lisalla, working toward his dream of driving in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ray Samii

Ray Samii | Sales Manager

I have more than 30 years of executive management experience, and more than six years of auto sales industry experience. I have been with Porsche of Fresno since 2015. I am married to my beautiful wife, Randee, and together we have three dogs: Enzo, Bugatti and Molly. I speak English and Farsi and enjoy riding motorcycles in my spare time.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: ray.samii@porschefresno.com

Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller | Sales Manager

Aaron Miller has been in the luxury automobile industry for eight years, and with Porsche for the last three. A lifetime car enthusiast, Aaron's love for cars came from his father who introduced him to amazing automobiles at a very early age. Aaron was officially hooked on the Porsche brand through his 2013 Guards Red Boxster, and continues that enjoyment with his 2017 Guards Red 911 coupe. "If you want to spec out a truly custom, unique Porsche, I am always thrilled to help out!" Aaron says. He also loves music, plays and teaches several instruments, and once played oboe with the Bakersfield Symphony. 

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: aaron.miller@porschefresno.com

Ted Kurtz

Ted Kurtz | Finance Manager

Ted Kurtz is a recent transplant from Los Angeles and a 23 year veteran of the luxury auto industry having spent the majority of that time in Beverly Hills. Ted started his career as a sales representative and has filled almost every position of sales management but discovered his favorite position was Finance Manager. It was Teds wife who introduced him to Fresno. Born and raised three miles from here she graduated from Bullard High School and attended Fresno State. Ted quickly fell in love with the area and the people and was thrilled at the opportunity to join this team.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: ted.kurtz@porschefresno.com

Ahmed Abdalla

Ahmed Abdalla | Finance Manager

Ahmed Abdalla started in the car business back in 2001 and graduated with a computer information system degree. Ahmed loves the automotive industry, especially when technology meet cars as both are his passion. Being the finance manager is the position he loves the most, as it's the final process of which he helps the client with their finance to take their car and enjoy it.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: ahmed.abdalla@porschefresno.com

Sean  Cawthon

Sean Cawthon | Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

I am a founding member of our sales staff. With my honest, straight-forward approach with clients, along with my passion for the Porsche brand, I will be here for many years. I'm proud to be a part of the Fresno community and excited to bring the Porsche experience to the city of Fresno. We go out of our way to ensure a true premium brand experience and I will make sure your sales experience is second to none. Clients’ needs come first and foremost. You will be driving off with your dream car at a great price, guaranteed.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: sean.cawthon@porschefresno.com

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma | Sales Professional

Rohit Sharma has been in the world of auto sales since 2007 and part of the greater Fresno community since the early 1990s. He has worked for Dodge, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, diving into Porsche Fresno in 2015. "My favorites are the Macan GTS and Panemra," he says, "but, of course, how can you go wrong with a 911?" Outside of cars, Rohit enjoys tennis and golf.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: rohit.sharma@porschefresno.com

Bob Van Vliet

Bob Van Vliet | Sales Professional

Bob Van Vliet has been involved in the automotive aftermarket for more than 10 years, including time in Germany developing suspension products for the U.S. market. Motorsport is part of his heritage: He was raised around circle track racing in the Midwest, where his grandfather was the crew chief and his father was the driver. Bob has competed in all types of racing, including off-road, drag and autocross. "My first drive in a Riviera Blue 911 at 16 changed my life and I have been a fan ever since," Bob says. When not involved with the car world, Bob enjoys time with friends, great food, hanging by the pool and trips to the coast, with a little golf thrown in for good measure.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: bob.vanvliet@porschefresno.com

Andrew Truswell

Andrew Truswell | Sales Professional

I have been with Porsche Fresno since September 2016, just completing my first year with the company. Before the Motor Trader I was serving in the British Army back in the UK for 13 years where I deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan several times as well as other countries and working alongside US Forces in the EOD (Bomb Disposal) World.
I have always been a car enthusiast from such a young age after watching Canon Ball Run racing across country. You could say I landed the dream job- not only do I get to belong side some of the worlds finest Porsche's but I get to drive and learn more about them everyday. How can you call something you love a job. This is a passion!

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: andrew.truswell@porschefresno.com

Chris Tatem

Chris Tatem | Sales Professional

I have been in auto sales since 2001. I began my career with Volkswagen and then moved to Porsche in 2003. I have been with Porsche of Fresno since 2013. What I enjoy most about working at Porsche of Fresno are the people I get to meet and work with on a daily basis. I've attended the Porsche driving school and driven the 918 Spyder on the racetrack. In my spare time, I build gaming computers and pilot drone aircrafts.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: chris.tatem@porschefresno.com

Daniel Buono

Daniel Buono | Service Manager

I’ve been in the auto industry for more than 10 years and have enjoyed working for the past two years with one of the best brands in the world, Porsche. This dealership is one of the friendliest places I’ve ever work, but don’t let the friendly faces fool you – every one I work with knows the cars and the brand backward and forward. When I’m not at work, I’m probably working on my own cars at home or planning my next vacation.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: daniel.buono@porschefresno.com

Shane  Atkins

Shane Atkins | Service Advisor

I love the experience of being surrounded by the world of Porsche each and every day. I’m a Porsche certified consultant, have more than four years of automotive experience. I will celebrate my first year at Porsche of Fresno in April 2015.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: shane.atkins@porschefresno.com

Jeffrey Austin

Jeffrey Austin | Gold Certified Porsche Technician

In 2004, I started at an Audi dealer and was promoted to Porsche technician in 2007. Currently, I am a Master ASE Technician and have my gold level Porsche certification. Which basically means I’m the best of the best. I’ve been at this dealership since it opened two years ago, but spent nine years with a previous Porsche dealer. What’s the best part of my job? Easy, it’s the people. Everyone comes to work with a positive attitude and we are always eager to help one another. We are one huge team from service, sales, parts and the business office.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: jeffrey.austin@porschefresno.com

Nathan Caswin

Nathan Caswin | Silver Level Tech

I started at Porsche of Fresno in November 2015 after going through the PTAP program. I am now a Bronze certified tech going for Silver. The best part of my job is the fact its not really a job at all, I love being here every day and doing what I love on cars I love, getting paid to do it is just a perk!

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: nathan.caswin@porschefresno.com

Jesse  Calles

Jesse Calles | Technician

I have always been and will be a European auto enthusiast. I have a passion for the craft, creation, and performance of the cars. I have years of experience in the industry, both personal and professional. Being apart of the Porsche team and brand is so rewarding and such a proud accomplishment. Our team strives together to provide the best atmosphere and care we can to our guest and their Porsche.

Phone: 559.860.4000 • Email: jesse.calles@porschefresno.com