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Fred Badgett has worked for Sandia Automotive since 2005 and couldn't see himself working anywhere else. He started working for the company as a Client Advisor and after doing that for seven years he was promoted to Pre Owned Sales Manager in 2012. Fred says that he is honored to work for Mike Houx and Sandia Automotive, "Integrity and a commitment to excellence lured me here and continues to keep me motivated to give 110% to the Company."
Fred's favorite car is the BMW M3 Sedan, "The model year doesn't matter," says Fred, "They are all great cars with BMW screaming from under the hood of each Generation!"When he isn't at work Fred enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He also enjoys traveling, usually by car because driving is one of his favorite things to do. Fred is an avid sports fan and enjoys hiking and snowmobiling.
Roxy has worked for Sandia BMW for over 15 years. Before she worked for Sandia BMW, she worked in the airline industry locally at the Sunport Airport in Albuquerque. She was born and raised in the Land of Enchantment and went to El Dorado High School. She has always had a passion for expensive cars with no means to afford one. She then decided to start a new career at Sandia BMW and wasn't sure how her future would play out after that. Now, fifteen years later, Roxy says that her career at Sandia BMW has not only allowed her to drive the car of her dreams but she gets to learn about the company and how it's managed on a daily basis. Her other passions include her family and two dogs. Roxy also loves mountain biking in her spare time and driving her BMW every day, "It's like being spoiled every day of the year," she says.
Michael Barraza is a native to New Mexico. Born and raised in the North Valley. He has been with Sandia Automotive Corp for twelve years; eleven of those years he spent at Sandia MINI. He is a current MINI and BMW owner, "Gotta love the Brand," he says. Michael has been married for eleven years and has two sons, Dylan and Talan. All of his free time is spent on his youngest son's sports addiction, but every once in a while you'll see him riding around in his 2000 Z3 M Coupe.
Greg Cuoco has worked for Sandia BMW since August 10, 2000. Having done a number of things in the scientific community, home repair, small business owner and other sales opportunities, he has found that he has a home at Sandia BMW, "I feel like family here," he says, "I can't imagine working anywhere else". Greg went to UNM in the 70's and early 80's and studied electrical engineering. At that time he was working at Kirtland Air Force Base, in the Air Force Weapons Lab and he found that to be very interesting work. In his pass time, he is currently restoring a vintage automobile and loves vegetable gardening. He and his wife and are on their eighth BMW and he claims that the i3 is their best BMW to date. Albuquerque has been Greg's home for nearly 40 years and he has so much history and appreciation in the Albuquerque community.
Seth Gordon was born and raised in Albuquerque. He grew up in Corrales and then later moved within the Sandia High district to play high school soccer with all his close friends. After graduation his first job was at CarMax as a detail specialist and later pursued an internship at the Walt Disney World as a lifeguard at Blizzard Beach Water park. Seth played collegiate soccer at Alfred University in upstate New York. He later graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Seth had admirations to become a doctor, but needed a break from school. He then started off as the BMW Genius and has recently moved into sales at Sandia BMW. He knew Sandia BMW would be a great fit for him because of his passion for automobiles. Currently he is driving a Subaru STI which was his dream car when he was a young boy. If BMW made an M3 with an all-wheel drive system, he would definitely transition into a M3. When he has free time he likes to get out to golf courses around town, adventure the Sandia Mountains, and assist with coaching boys soccer in the Rio Club.
Tony Harris started his career at Sandia BMW in March of 1999 and has worked as the pre-owned sales manager and currently as a Client Advisor. He grew up in Southend-on-Sea in England and came to the United States in 1973. After coming over seas Tony almost immediately started working in the automobile industry and worked for Hornburg Jaguar in Santa Monica California. He has also sold Porsche, Audi and Mercedes Benz in Seattle Washington. Tony says that he really enjoys selling BMW's and feels that Sandia BMW is by far the best dealership to work for in Albuquerque. He is an avid soccer fan and enjoys watching the British premier league games.
Rick Herman has worked at Sandia BMW for ten years and has been in the automotive industry for 36 years total. He has lived in Albuquerque for 40 years and has many outside interests. Sandia BMW, being a locally owned Company, has what Rick is looking for in a working environment, "Believing in what you sell is crucial, and I have that belief in the BMW brand," says Rick.
Kurt Johnson was born and raised in Albuquerque N.M., where he attended Highland High School. Growing up he loved riding motorcycles, skiing Sandia Peak (when it had snow!) and hiking around N.M. He worked with his father, Neal Johnson, at Clinical Pharmacy from the age of 9 until he was 16. Then, he discovered his passion for food! He studied under one chef for seven years and spent the following 10 years in the restaurant industry as a pastry chef, sous chef, and an executive chef. In that time he had three amazing kids, his wonderful son, Lucian, and two beautiful daughters, Aria and Marli. His passion for the culinary arts has translated into a passion for the Ultimate Driving Machine, here at Sandia BMW. He has been at Sandia BMW since February of 2014 and couldn't see himself doing anything else. He credits his amazing managers, fellow co-workers and the best vehicles on the road, "Drive a BMW and try not to smile! I dare ya!" he says.
Rudy Lopez has been working for Sandia BMW for 19 years. He grew up in Eastern N.M. and West Texas and went to Odessa Jr. College, New Mexico Junior College and UNM to receive his BBA in Marketing and International Management. Before starting his career at Sandia BMW, Rudy worked as a Stock Broker. He enjoys having the opportunity to meet and talk with customers about BMW and explain why it's one of the best automobiles on the road. He appreciates the support that he gets from Owner, Mike Houx, his management team, and his fellow colleagues. Rudy explains, "Everything just feels like home to me and it feels great to be part of an outstanding organization like Sandia BMW!"
Outside of work, you'll find Rudy playing, listening and collecting all kinds of music. He enjoys sports (biking, hiking and going to the gym), reading, cooking and traveling.
Peter Stokes has been a BMW Client Advisor since May of 2012, and a member of the Sandia BMW team since April of 2015. Prior to that, he went down with the ship that was Saab Automobile, managing two Saab dealerships. While it was bittersweet saying goodbye to his former brand, he always had BMW on his radar and is thrilled that BMW has adopted the use of turbocharging throughout their entire lineup. He also appreciates that even as a large manufacturer, BMW refuses to put bean-counters before engineers. He knows that these amazing vehicles are competitive in every segment, and has leased three BMWs, a 2013 328i Sport Line, a 2014 528i, and a 2017 i3 BEV.
Away from the dealership, Peter married waaaaay up in July of 2014 to an Albuquerque girl, and became a proud papa to a daughter in October of 2016. A native Vermonter, he enjoys skiing and snowboarding whenever he gets the chance, having (so far) visited the slopes of nine states. He is also a Scrabble player that has dabbled at very high levels of competitive play, participating in tournaments
Ryan Ziebell was born and raised in La Crosse Wisconsin. He is the proud father of a 12 year old son, Kole Prestin. He has been with Sandia BMW for the past 14 years, "I enjoy coming to work every day and love everyone here like family," says Ryan. In his down time he enjoys biking, swimming and spending time with his son and family.