Meet our Staff at Mercedes-Benz of Kingsport

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  • Rick Hill - Dealer
    Dealer Principal

  • Scott Darnell - GSM
    Sales Manager

    Scott Darnell is our Sales Manager and has worked at RHI for 21 years. Before coming to RHI, Scott worked as a Store Manager at K-Mart. Scott is a straight-forward person who thinks honesty is most important in life. He has been married for 29 years and has one son. Scott enjoys his profession because he likes interacting with all types of people, and he believes that treating people they would like to be treated is the key to keeping customers happy. Scott's passion outside of work is music, and sings in a trio and in his church choir.

  • Brian Cook - SM
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

  • Russ Salyer - ECD
    e-Commerce Director

    Russ Salyer is our e-Commerce Director at RHI and has been with us since 2013. He is a US Navy veteran and a computer whiz. He began his business career in Corporate Finance with Toshiba in 1987. That same year, Russ also began his Professional indoor soccer career in the CSL/SISL, later becoming the USISL. After his retirement from soccer in 1995, he relocated to Kingsport. Over the past 25 years, Russ has worked extensively in Print Media Design, Animation, and Web Development. He served as Webmaster for Charter Communications before starting his own independent design firm in 1999. His biggest motivators in life are his family and his work, both which Russ takes great pride in. He is always trying to make a difference wherever he is.

  • Amber Leslie - FM
    Finance Manager

  • Bill Woods - Sales
    Certified Sales Consultant

    Bill has been with Mercedes-Benz of Kingsport since 2002. A graduate of Emory and Henry College (BA English/History) and the University of West Florida (MS Aeronautical Science); Bill loves representing the world's finest automobiles. Bill has owned 14 Mercedes-Benz automobiles and has been to the Mercedes factory in Germany six times. Bill spent six years in the US Navy as a carrier based fighter pilot and 20 years as a pilot for Eastern Airlines. Bill and his wife Ann have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren.

  • Don Womack - Sales
    Certified Sales Consultant

    Don Womack has been a Sales Representative at RHI for 17 years. Don has worked in an array of fields including the coal business, scrap metal, realty, and medical supplies. He is a graduate of Emory and Henry, where he met his wife of 56 years. With her help, Don raised 3 children and has 4 grandsons. Don values honesty and fairness, and believes that dealing a car salesman should be a no-pressure experience. Don knows our products inside and out. He enjoys working on cars and golfing during his free time.

  • Buddy Babb - Sales
    Certified Sales Consultant

    James "Buddy" Babb is one of our Mercedes Benz sales associates. He has been in this business for 40 years. Buddy has a wife, Julia, and a son, Shannon. Buddy strives every day to give people such a positive experience from the moment he meets them. He treats people the way he would like to be treated if he were the customer

  • Keith Justis - Sales
    Certified Sales Consultant

  • Lucas Lawson - Sales
    Certified Sales Associate

  • Stephanie Sword
    BDC Coordinator

  • CJ Hill - BDC
    Internet Sales

  • Colby Trent - BDC
    Internet Sales

  • Jarrod Holloway

  • Greg Durham - SM
    Service Manager

    Greg Durham has been our Service manager since the store opened in 1984. He began working for Don Hill Pontiac 38 years ago and has worked for Don Hill enterprises nearly his whole life. Greg likes the challenge of being a Service manager because he can apply all of the knowledge he has gained in his experience. Greg enjoys helping people solve and overcome their car troubles as well as taking the time to explain to them why it happened. Greg is a true professional at that he does. Greg's biggest motivation in life is his wife of 30 years, his two daughters, and two grandchildren. In his free time, Greg enjoys playing basketball regularly and owns a 2400HP racecar that he built himself.

  • Jenny Gardner - SA
    Service Advisor

    Jenny has been a Mercedes-Benz service advisor for 13 years with RHI. Before starting her career at RHI, Jenny worked at Wallace Nissan. Her biggest motivation in life is her daughter, Staley, and her husband of 25 years, Mark. She values her family more than anything. Jenny enjoys her job at RHI because she likes putting smiles on the faces of anyone who walks in the door.

  • Susan Copas - SA
    Service Advisor

    Susan Copas has been a Mercedes-Benz Service Advisor for one year. Before coming to RHI, Susan worked at Smoky Mountain Truck Center. Susan has one sister and a niece, however when she thinks of "family," she thinks about her Yorkie, Hope. Susan's values in life are honesty and fairness. She lives to serve others in any way she can. Susan enjoys her job because of the satisfaction she feels when she helps customers and makes them happy.

  • Jeff Gilliam - ST
    Mercedes-Benz Service Technician

  • Jon Latorre - ST
    Mercedes-Benz Service Technician

  • Sam Buisch - ST
    Mercedes-Benz Service Technician

  • James Burke - ST
    Mercedes-Benz Service Technician

  • Scott Tolbert - PM
    Parts Manager
    (423) 224-2281

  • Charlotte Churchwell