Meet Our Staff

Management

  • Ted Teague

    Ted Teague

    General Manager

    254-715-6909
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    Ted Teague

    Ted Teague

    General Manager

    Ted has been in the car business for 29 years and counting.  He grew up inTyler, Texas and moved to Waco in September of 2009.  He is married to his lovely wife Leah and is a father to 2 children and 2 step children.  When he is not working hard at the dealership he enjoys golfing, going to the lake, and spending time with his family, especially his 5 wonderful grandchildren.

  • David Gray

    David Gray

    General Sales Manager

    254-339-5903
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    David Gray

    David Gray

    General Sales Manager

    David was born on Lemoore Naval Air Station in California but was raised in Cedar Hill, Texas. He served in the US Army and then went into car sales. After the terror attacks on 9/11 he joined the Department of Homeland Security for 7 years. David has 6 children, 2 son in laws and 5 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family and also loves the times he’s able to travel to the Caribbean Islands as well as taking his travel trailer to the lake and camping. David likes the lifelong relationships he gets to make in the car business and likes the smile on a person’s face when they get the vehicle they have always wanted.

  • DJ "The Marine" Latimer

    DJ "The Marine" Latimer

    New Car Sales Manager

    254-405-9618
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    DJ

    DJ "The Marine" Latimer

    New Car Sales Manager

    DJ was born and raised in Germany. He went to Lincoln County High in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He served 10 years active duty in the United States Marines, settling his family in Waco in May 2010. DJ has 4 extraordinary children and spends any free time playing with them and helping them learn life lessons. He loves being in the car business because he gets to meet and help new people every day.

  • Trey"Bow Tie" McDade

    Trey"Bow Tie" McDade

    New Car Sales Manager

    254-716-2692
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    Trey

    Trey"Bow Tie" McDade

    New Car Sales Manager

    Trey was born and raised in Waco and has been here on and off for the last 36 years. He attended Waco High and TSTC. Trey is married and has 3 kids and a sweet baby boy on the way! Trey is the CEO of Positive Money where he gives back to the community. He is a huge Baylor and Cowboys fan and has a passion for fashion designing. Trey loves the feeling he gets when he’s helping people and putting a smile on their face. That’s what it’s all about to him in the car business and in his life.

  • Elias Peniston

    Elias Peniston

    Pre-Owned Manager

    254-744-8465
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    Elias Peniston

    Elias Peniston

    Pre-Owned Manager

    Elias was born on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Vincent. He moved to America when he was 9 months old. Later when he was 7, his family moved back to the Caribbean for 2 years and then decided to move to Boston because his beloved mother became ill. He was able to experience living in fun unique places at an early age and later right here in Waco where he attended University High School. (Class of 98!) After graduation he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. He has been in Central Texas for about 30 years now, 7 of which he has been in the car business. Elias is the proud father of 2 beautiful girls. Zen is 5 and Samara would have been 8 if she was still alive today. After a long day at work, Elias enjoys watching TV, working out and spending as much time as he can with his daughter Zen who has the most beautiful hair you have ever seen! They love to go to the park and play and especially eating ice cream. What Elias loves most about the car business is it allows him to put himself in a position to improve someone’s situation and on some occasions have a major impact on someone’s life which brings him much joy.

  • Leslie Cooper Gholson

    Leslie Cooper Gholson

    Finance Director

    254-772-1000 EXT 4322
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    Leslie Cooper Gholson

    Leslie Cooper Gholson

    Finance Director

    Leslie, who also goes by “Les” or “Coop” grew up in Harvey, LA and has been in Waco, Tx since 2000. She graduated high school at John Ehret in Marrero, LA and went to Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. She is married to Kevin Gholson who is from Waco, Tx and has a stepson named Chaice (27). In her spare time she enjoys cooking, swimming, shopping and spending time with family and friends. She has been in the car business since March 2004 and counting. She loves seeing the excitement on customer faces when they get the keys to their new vehicle.

  • Rolando Perez

    Rolando Perez

    Finance Manager

    254-366-0951
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    Rolando Perez

    Rolando Perez

    Finance Manager

    Rolando was born and raised here in Waco. He attended AJ Moore and went to McLennan Community College where he got his Associate of Arts. Rolando has 2 kids and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and being outdoors. Rolando has a massive athletic shoe collection! He could easily fill several Ram Trucks with his sneakers! He has a great sense of humor and enjoys working with and meeting new people every day.

     

  • Melissa Mendoza

    Melissa Mendoza

    Finance Assistant

    254-772-1000
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    Melissa Mendoza

    Melissa Mendoza

    Finance Assistant

  • Morgan Yezak

    Morgan Yezak

    Internet Sales Director & BDC Manager

    (254) 715-2238 *Call/Text*
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    Morgan Yezak

    Morgan Yezak

    Internet Sales Director & BDC Manager

  • Billy Holt

    Billy Holt

    Fleet Manager

    254-640-0420
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    Billy Holt

    Billy Holt

    Fleet Manager

    Billy has been in Central Texas his entire life and grew up in McGregor. He went to McGregor High School, McLennan Community College and finally Sam Houston where he got his degree in criminal justice. Billy has been married almost 30 years and they have 3 grown children. In his free time he loves to spend time with the family, hunting and riding his horses.

  • Eric Upton

    Eric Upton

    Service Manager

    254-772-1000 Ext 4348
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    Eric Upton

    Eric Upton

    Service Manager

     

     

  • Duane Bullock

    Duane Bullock

    Parts Manager

    254-772-1000 ext. 4356
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    Duane Bullock

    Duane Bullock

    Parts Manager

  • Teri Rawls

    Teri Rawls

    Comptroller

    254-772-1000
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    Teri Rawls

    Teri Rawls

    Comptroller

  • Lexi Gardner

    Lexi Gardner

    Marketing Manager

    254-772-1000
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    Lexi Gardner

    Lexi Gardner

    Marketing Manager

Sales

  • Kristen Whittle

    Kristen Whittle

    Sales

    Kristen Whittle

    Kristen Whittle

    Sales

  • Julian Rios

    Julian Rios

    Sales

    254-447-5461
    Julian Rios

    Julian Rios

    Sales

  • Reyes "Junior" Carranza

    Reyes "Junior" Carranza

    Sales

    281-707-8206
    Reyes

    Reyes "Junior" Carranza

    Sales

  • Aaron Peace

    Aaron Peace

    Sales

    254-410-2561
    Aaron Peace

    Aaron Peace

    Sales

  • Chase King

    Chase King

    Sales

    757-679-0640
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    Chase King

    Chase King

    Sales

    Chase, also known as “King” is from Crawford Tx and served in the United States Navy for 8 years. In his spare time he enjoys working out, checking himself out in the mirror, riding his Harley, and long boarding when he isn’t doing that he’s spending time with his 5 Nieces and Nephews. Chase loves the car industry because of his love for fast cars and trucks, he also loves talking to people and building relationships.

  • AJ "Cat in the Hat" Johnson

    AJ "Cat in the Hat" Johnson

    Sales

    254-537-2811
    AJ

    AJ "Cat in the Hat" Johnson

    Sales

  • Haley Wright

    Haley Wright

    Sales

    903-516-2555
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    Haley Wright

    Haley Wright

    Sales

  • Langdon Brown

    Langdon Brown

    Sales

    254-749-3970
    Langdon Brown

    Langdon Brown

    Sales

  • Erick Carrillo

    Erick Carrillo

    Sales

    254-301-5075
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    Erick Carrillo

    Erick Carrillo

    Sales

  • Rodrick Chapman

    Rodrick Chapman

    Sales

    254-523-8068
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    Rodrick Chapman

    Rodrick Chapman

    Sales

  • Gerald Harris

    Gerald Harris

    Sales

    254-744-7610
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    Gerald Harris

    Gerald Harris

    Sales

    Gerald was born in Waco and attended Midway High School. Afterwards he attended Cisco Junior College and Texas A&M Commerce. He is married and has 4 boys. Gerald is very easy to get along with, laid back and likes to help others with whatever they may need. He loves spending time with his family, his church, watching sports and recently took up a new hobby of fishing. Gerald believes it’s a blessing getting up daily to work at Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and the opportunities to meet and help others.

     

  • Chris Hopkins

    Chris Hopkins

    Sales

    979-574-3350
    Chris Hopkins

    Chris Hopkins

    Sales

  • Michael Orlando

    Michael Orlando

    Sales

    609-571-7842
    Michael Orlando

    Michael Orlando

    Sales

  • Juan Rodriguez

    Juan Rodriguez

    Sales

    254-339-5278
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    Juan Rodriguez

    Juan Rodriguez

    Sales

    Juan was born and raised in Mexico. He has been in Waco since 1989 and in the car business for 12 years & counting!! Juan is very outgoing; a people person and loves to laugh. When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and hiking. He loves the car business for its flexibility and ability to interact with people and his love of cars.

    Se habla espanol!

     

  • Shelby Rowland

    Shelby Rowland

    Sales

    940-229-1220
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    Shelby Rowland

    Shelby Rowland

    Sales

  • Zachary Wooten

    Zachary Wooten

    Sales

    254-749-7927
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    Zachary Wooten

    Zachary Wooten

    Sales

  • Ricky Honey

    Ricky Honey

    Sales

    254-723-2307
    Ricky Honey

    Ricky Honey

    Sales

Internet Sales

  • Jazmine Davis

    Jazmine Davis

    Internet Team

    254-715-2238
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    Jazmine Davis

    Jazmine Davis

    Internet Team

    Jazmine, is born and raised in Waco Tx. She graduated from Waco high and attended McLennan Community College. In her spare time she enjoys baking and getting ready for her new baby on the way. Working here at Allen Samuels she loves the comfort she gets knowing she helping someone into their dream car.

  • Haley Ellison

    Haley Ellison

    Internet Team

    254-715-2238
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    Haley Ellison

    Haley Ellison

    Internet Team

    Haley is from a small town called Mount Calm, Tx on the outside of Waco, Tx. She graduated Axtell High School in 2018 and attended McLennan Community College. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, farming/ranching, caring for animals, and spending time with her friends and family. She especially loves being a mom to her son Preston (1). Haley comes to work to give 150% to customers so the get the treatment of a life time. She loves the different encounters from people all over Texas – Even those from out of state!

Service

  • Angel Montemayor

    Angel Montemayor

    Shop Foreman/Dispatcher

    254-772-1000
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    Angel Montemayor

    Angel Montemayor

    Shop Foreman/Dispatcher

  • Branden "Stache" Buchmeier

    Branden "Stache" Buchmeier

    Service Adviser

    219-314-9359
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    Branden

    Branden "Stache" Buchmeier

    Service Adviser

    Branden, also known as “Stache” was born in Lubbock, Tx and was raised in NW Indiana. He joined the Army at 17 and served for 10 years, being stationed in Germany, Oklahoma, and Texas. He has been all over the world in his career including Greece, Israel, and a 15 month deployment to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He left the army in 2014 and stayed in the Killeen, Tx area until moving to Waco after starting his job here at Allen Samuels. Braden is the father of 2 children Jared (15) and Cailee (14). In his spare time he enjoys medieval recreation and fencing with the Society for Creative Anachronism, competing in beard and mustache competitions for charity, and rock crawling in his Jeep. Braden has been in the car business for 4 years always at a CDJR location. He absolutely loves the capabilities of Jeep brand products, the beauty of RAM products, the performance of Dodge, and believes that Fiat is under represented for their ease to drive, gas mileage, and overall stylish build. His drive is helping clients find the perfect vehicle, especially getting first time buyers started on the right path. His ultimate goal is to be able to provide for his children with education and resources to thrive in life.

  • Jack Foster

    Jack Foster

    Service Adviser

    254-379-9767
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    Jack Foster

    Jack Foster

    Service Adviser

  • Ben Mathison

    Ben Mathison

    Service Adviser

    254-379-9767
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    Ben Mathison

    Ben Mathison

    Service Adviser

  • Candice Benavidez

    Candice Benavidez

    Service Adviser

    254-772-1000 EXT 4368
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    Candice Benavidez

    Candice Benavidez

    Service Adviser

  • Gary Reynolds

    Gary Reynolds

    Service Adviser

    254-772-1000 EXT 4366
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    Gary Reynolds

    Gary Reynolds

    Service Adviser

  • Collin Tieben

    Collin Tieben

    Express Lane Service Adviser

    254-772-1000 ext 4390
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    Collin Tieben

    Collin Tieben

    Express Lane Service Adviser

  • Thomas Currer

    Thomas Currer

    Express Lane Service Adviser

    254-379-9767
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    Thomas Currer

    Thomas Currer

    Express Lane Service Adviser

  • Amanda Larson

    Amanda Larson

    Express Lane Service Adviser

    254-379-9767
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    Amanda Larson

    Amanda Larson

    Express Lane Service Adviser

Parts

  • Dom Bishop

    Dom Bishop

    Parts Adviser

    254-772-1000 Ext 4360
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    Dom Bishop

    Dom Bishop

    Parts Adviser

  • Tonya Lankford

    Tonya Lankford

    Parts Adviser

    254-772-1000 Ext 4352
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    Tonya Lankford

    Tonya Lankford

    Parts Adviser

  • James Schagel

    James Schagel

    Parts Adviser

    254-772-1000 ext 4359
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    James Schagel

    James Schagel

    Parts Adviser

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