Prestige Subaru Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Tony Pelle
    Owner

    Prestige has been family owned and operated since 1967 right here in Asheville. I was born and raised here in the Asheville area. I grew up hanging around the dealership, while my father Rudy was running it. At some time or other I have done every job at the dealership from cutting the grass, sweeping the floors, to cleaning the cars and working in the service & parts shop. I learned from my father that every customer is important, so I'm here everyday doing whatever it takes to make each customer feel like family. 


    When you purchase your next car from Prestige Subaru, then you become part of the Prestige Family. Come by and see what makes us the #1 Subaru Dealership in the Southeast!

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  • Anthony Pelle
    Marketing Director
    828-298-9600 x1330


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  • Scott Wilbanks
    General Manager
    828-298-9600 x1307


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  • Robby Clark
    Sales Manager
    828-298-9600 x1313

    I've lived in Buncombe County off and on for 40 years. But I have always seen to make it back to the mountains. I'm currently living in Leicester, NC. I have been with Prestige for 7 years. Prestige is my 3rd sales job I have had. It will hopefully be my last.

    We have the best products, great co-workers, and great customers. It's easy to say that.

    My goal is to provide an easy buying experience and the highest customer satisfaction until everyone in the Asheville area drives a Subaru.

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  • Bob Evans
    Sales Manager
    828-298-9600 x1322 or 336-429-9174 cell


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  • Ray Ballard
    Business Manager
    828-298-9600 x1347


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  • Ryan Brown
    Business Manager
    828-298-9600 x1312


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  • Deborah King
    Business Manager
    828-298-9600 x1309


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  • Maurice Austin
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 or 828-273-1040 cell

    My name is Maurice Austin. I grew up in Enka Candler and graduated from Enka high school. Some things I like to do are play basketball, eat, and play video games.

    I love working at a great place. Prestige Subaru does so much to help in the community it's unbelievable. I love Subaru vehicles and will do everything I can to assist you in the selection of yours.

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  • Eric Bates
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1304 or 828-776-5378

    My name is Eric Bates. I came to the wonderful Asheville area 5 years ago with my wife, Tiffany and our two dogs, Jaxx and Lydia. We moved from Carthage, NC, where I was born and raised. Our family has grown by two since living here in western NC. My son Murray is 3 and daughter Cora is 1.5, keeping my wife and I very busy.

    When I'm not working hard, or spending time with my beautiful children, I enjoy playing as much golf as possible. Preferably ball golf but also disc golf.

    My love for meeting new people and passion for cars has lead me here to Prestige Subaru. I'm happy to be part of a team of great people.

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  • Darryl Blizzard
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1348 or 828-989-2313 cell

    Hello everyone! I'm Darryl, my wife Neina & I along with our Little Pooch (Sophie) just moved from Florida to call Asheville our home. We've been visiting family here for years and fell in love with the area.

    I'm very fortunate to be a part of Prestige Subaru as they are an outstanding Family-based group of people. It's a privilege to help you with your needs. My goal is only the highest level of customer satisfaction. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

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  • Steve Bryson
    Sales Specialist/Outside Events
    828-298-9600 ext.1303

    I have lived in the Asheville area all my life. I worked as a Automotive Technician for 20 years. I also had a towing company for over 15 years and during that time, I only had to tow in three Subaru's.... so now you know why I love the product.


    I enjoy traveling, time at the Beach, Snorkeling and spending time Outdoors!

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  • Buck Davis
    Business Manager/Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 ex 1311

    Buck Davis has been with the Prestige family for over 20 years. He is well known for making lasting relationships with his customers as he is easy to work with, efficient, and accessible.

    Buck is a Western North Carolina Native. He grew up in a small town in the country just a few miles away from Asheville. He has 8 siblings with plenty of great stories to tell.

    Buck is passionate about his job and his customers.

    When he is not working, he enjoys hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, yard work, and being with his son, Trenton.

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  • Matt Gregor
    IT Director
    828-298-9600 x1331

    Although new to the Prestige workforce in April 2013, I have been a part of the Prestige family since 2006 when we bought our first Subaru. We were treated so well my wife & I came back in 2011 to buy another Subaru. Since then we have had 4 Subaru Outbacks and love them.

    My wife (Danielle) & I, 27 years together and 25 years married, moved to the Western North Carolina area in 2006 from Baltimore, Maryland. I have a background of over 27 years of Telecommunications & Networking experience.

    I have a huge soft spot for all kinds of animals.  We had two mixed breed Shepherd twins (Fred & Ethel), both passed  due to cancer. We have a Great Pyraneese & Black lab mix pup (Lucy), a Basenji mix (Joe) and 3 cats (We had 4 cats but our oldest cat was 21 years that passed). All of our pets were rescues either from being stranded on the side of the road, being found in a dumpster or given a good home from various shelters. I enjoy heavy machinery and cooking/grilling. I used to run a hydraulic band mill and create furniture starting from the standing tree after the material was air dried. I enjoy scenery & photography, most anything outdoors including taking scenic/off-road drives in my Jeep with the doors & top removed. 

    I enjoy meeting people and I treat others the way I want to be treated. I will do everything I can to help out. Prestige is very pet friendly, so stop by with your companion I would love to meet him/her.

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  • Josiah Gonzalez
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1356

    Hello, my name is Josiah Mitchell Gonzalez and I am a Hot Springs, North Carolina native! I love the mountainous region and all of our surroundings. I have been in this area for my entire life and although I do plan on traveling, I am not going anywhere soon. Despite being only 19 years of age my journey in the car business began long, long ago when I was a child. Throughout my childhood I had many hobbies and was excited about many different things however nothing got my heart racing quite as much as automobiles. Growing up, even from a very young age, I was always able to identify any sports car going down the street. In fact, my family knew me for it. My first love was a 1995 McLaren F1 Supercar. Since I have been able to drive, legally, I have been grinding towards the next car of my dreams. Currently I drive a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX, which has been an insanely capable and exhilarating vehicle to drive.


    Although loving something and having passion is great and all, loving doesn't pay the bills unfortunately. To solve my dilemma and utilize this passion I did all that I know how to and started helping others find the vehicles of their dreams by being as helpful and resourceful as one could possibly be. If you are looking for guidance, information, personal testimonies or just a friendly face, look no further than here at Prestige Subaru and come see me!

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  • Delina Hensley
    Internet Sales Manager
    828-298-9600 x1352 or 423-620-9992 cell

    Greetings and a big "Hello!" the 'Paris of the South'! My name is Delina Hensley and I want to get to know all about you and what you want out of your new Subaru.

    I've lived here in Asheville since 2007. My love of theatre brought me here, but my love of the mountains kept me here. I so enjoy a quiet hike on a beautiful day or a quiet walk by the river with my dog, Carson. I am also a performer by trade. Since I was a little girl, the stage called to me and I found I had a knack for entertaining people.

    In fact, before arriving here at Prestige Subaru, I was a performing tour guide on the LaZoom Comedy Tours. It's the big purple bus in downtown Asheville. It's always full of folk laughing and having a great time and I'm proud to say that I was a part of that for 5 years.

    With my performance and touring background, I enjoy meeting and talking with new people and I can't wait to meet you to help you find the perfect Subaru!

    Feel free to bring along any fur babies you may have. They're always welcome and I'm always ready with a treat!


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  • Ember Latrella
    Technology Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1336

    Hi im Ember ! I am a outgoing person that loves to meet new people. I am easy to talk to and enjoy making new friends. I support and help out with animal adoptions and donate to brother wolf animal rescue regularly. I love doing anything outdoors and protecting our environment.

    Since Prestige Subaru supports and believes in helping out our local animal shelters, meals on wheels, local groups such as river link that help protect our environment I can say I am proud to be part of such a amazing team .

    I like to hike and fish in my spare time and enjoy spending time with my family.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you choose a vehicle that supports you in all your adventures !

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  • David Macrae
    Internet Sales Manager
    828-298-4867, Cell (828) 782-6866

    My name is David MacRae.  I am an Asheville native and it has been that way since I was 2 months old.  The mountains are my home, though I've done my fair share of traveling, this is where I always want to come back to.  I have two beautiful daughters (Amithyst and Ruby) who are my whole world, and I plan to let them grow up here in the same wonderful town that I did, because I couldn't imagine any other place to call home.  Me and my girls love music, and that is another reason why Asheville is absolutely perfect for us, there is culture just oozing from this place!  I love this town, and the people in it, and I believe that those people deserve to be driving the best cars in the world, and that is why I came to Prestige Subaru.



    Click below for a personal greeting from David.

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  • Tonya Moneymaker
    Internet Sales Manager
    828-298-9600 x1359 or 919-308-8080

    I was born in North Carolina and have had a residence in Weaverville for 15 years. I sold Jeeps for 10 years before coming to Prestige Subaru - I also drive an Outback. Needless to say, I love SUBIE's. I also know that I chose the best dealership in the area to work with. Prestige is a family owned operation and it does have the family atmosphere. 


    When I'm not working I enjoy watching my son Greg play basketball and visiting my daughter Gabbie at NCSU. I also adore my furry family members, my cat Priscilla, and my two dogs Charlie and Lucy. 


    I look forward to meeting you and to help select the best vehicle that fits you needs.

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  • Abel Quinlan
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1302

    My name is Abel Quinlan. I was born in San Diego California. I've
    lived here in Asheville since January 3rd of 2012. My life in San Diego
    became somewhat bland and repetitive. I ended up driving across the
    country without much of a plan other then knowing I was going to North
    Carolina. Asheville has become my home and I truly love the community
    here.

        It is an honor being apart of and working for Prestige Subaru. It
    would be my pleasure to help get you into the car of your dreams. Stop
    by and the dealership and ask for Abel.

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  • Kim Richardson
    Internet Sales Specialist & Delivery
    828-298-9600 x1600 or cell 870-404-9662

    Hi there! I'm Kim Richardson. I look forward to learning about you and your vehicle needs and helping you find a vehicle you'll love. My focus is giving you an outstanding purchase and ownership experience.

    I've driven my 2005 Forester over 163,000 miles and it has comfortably and reliably delivered me through snow, ice, rain, and mud. I love my "Rooster." My four-legged friends appreciate the rear seats folded down so they have prime sniffing position from the windows. I appreciate the moon roof everyday and the heated seats on chilly occasions.

    I traveled many of those miles touring as a professional singer/ songwriter. I've released three cds and am always working on new tunes. I love getting outdoors and exploring trails & waterways. Whether on foot, two wheels, or by kayak, nothing beats getting my toes in the grass (or water) and the sky in my lungs.

    Being a Prestige Sales Consultant affords me the opportunity to be of
    service to you, helping you find the right vehicle for your needs; one
    you'll be proud to own and excited to drive. Come say hello, let's talk
    about what brings you joy, and find the vehicle that fits your life.

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  • Adam Stashick
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1335 or 828-545-0652 cell

    Hello folks! My name is Adam Stashick. 

    I am a man of faith who has been very fortunate with incredible parents (Bob/Gail) and one amazing sister (Tara). I have the absolute best fiancé  (Mckensie) and little dog (Prada) a man could hope for.  We originally moved to Asheville about 16 years ago from Pittsburgh PA (GO STEELERS!!) due to both of my parents working for Eaton Corporation. We haven't looked back since and enjoy every bit of what Asheville has to offer. 

    Motorcycles and cars are my passion along with golf and staying in shape. I get an abundant amount of joy when helping others especially when it's putting them in a vehicle that is phenomenal in every aspect. 

    Family and friends are very important to me and I'm looking to expand our Prestige family along with making some new friends along the way. If your looking for a fun, laid back, professional experience with someone that has your best interest, please give me a call and ask for.

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  • Joe Tate
    Internet Sales Director
    828-298-4867 or 828-777-2527

     I have been with Prestige Subaru since 2006 and I serve as the Internet Sales Director for Prestige Subaru. Before coming to Prestige Subaru I worked over 20 years as a Store Manager for Ingles Markets. I am grateful for all of the wonderful people I have worked with over the years with Ingles and with Prestige Subaru. I am part of a great team of  Internet Sales Specialists . They are smart, gifted, dedicated to each customer they meet and most of all they are a wonderful group of people to spend time around.The Internet Sales team takes a lot of pride in their product knowledge and giving exceptional service.

    I have a son Kyle who is a professional welder and a daughter Kaylee who is a student at Milligan College, (studying Occupational Therapy ). They bring great joy to my life and have grown to be outstanding young adults. I love dogs and have had as many as 5 at one time, ( many of them rescues).I love anything outdoors and am an avid reader. I believe the world becomes a better place when we do our best to share kind words and acts of kindness anytime that we can to others. I hope to meet you when you are in to look at a Subaru. Blessings, Joe Tate

    Click below for a personal greeting from Joe.





    Joe Tate
    Internet Sales Director
    828-298-9600 ex 1310
    828-777-2527 cell
    1-888-854-4293 ex 1310
    jtate2527@prestigesubaru.com

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  • Travis Taylor
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1341


    Hello all! I am a die hard Subaru enthusiast that just relocated from sunny Orlando, FL. I am the proud of my third Subaru, a 2015 Crosstrek. My passion for the brand lead me to selling Subaru's for the past 3 years. My fiancée Amber and our dog Bryson moved here to enjoy more of the outdoors and see snow again.

    I am passionate about the Subaru brand and would love the opportunity to share the love of Subaru with the folks in Asheville. Call and ask for me and I promise a truly exceptional experience!

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  • Phillip Treadway
    Sales Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1357

    Hi! I'm Phillip Treadway.

    Born and raised in Western North Carolina,  I played college baseball at both Western Carolina University and UNC-Asheville, where I received a bachelor's degree in Business Management.  I enjoy spending time with family, friends and especially my beagle, Bailey.

    My first Subaru, "Susie" was totaled last year when someone ran a red light and hit me.  Thanks to the Lord and Subaru, I walked away without a scratch!  Subaru's safety innovations are incredible, and I'm a true believer in:  "There's safe, and then there's SUBARU Safe".   Without hesitation,  I purchased a second Subaru…."Subie".  

    Growing up in a close knit family, it was such a blessing to have the opportunity to work for Prestige Subaru, a company that truly supports our local community and treats both their internal and external customers like family.  Stop by and see me!  ~ Phillip

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  • Jason Wicks
    Internet Sales Manager/Digital Marketing
    828-298-4867 or 828-280-1270

    My name is Jason Wicks, Internet Sales Manager here at Prestige Subaru and I will be your personal online sales consultant for your next vehicle purchase. I specialize in connecting customers with the perfect vehicle to fit your individual needs all while giving you an amazing purchase and ownership experience.


    I thought I would send you a little bit about me, why I love what I do, and some of the things that make me passionate about life and Western NC. Before joining Prestige in  October 2013, I worked in the newspaper industry for 15 years. My love of Subaru started in 1990 with my first car, a 1982 Subaru GL. Since that time, I have owned a total of 8 Subarus, including a 1998 Outback with over 248,000 miles. Four of these vehicles were purchased from Prestige. As you can see, the Subaru brand has been much more than a car for me, it's been a friend and part of the family.


    I am married to Lisa and we have 2 girls, Greta (6) and Afton (13) our sweet dog Olive (Yellow Lab) and Tucker the orange tabby cat. After growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I moved to Western NC in 1992 and fell in love with all the mountains can offer and have been here ever since. I enjoy mountain biking, trail running, camping with my family and I recently finished my 5th half-marathon.


    Thank you for learning a bit about me and I look forward to meeting you!

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  • Dereth Wilson
    Internet Sales Manager
    828-298-9600 x1333 or 205-520-3882 cell

    I fell in love with Asheville in one visit and knew right away I was home. A recent transplant from Birmingham, Alabama, I love anything that takes me outdoors, my dog, my friends and family.

    With a strong background in customer service, I strive to listen and help others with superb care. As a Subaru owner and enthusiast I am happy to assist you in your search for your next Subaru.

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  • Jessica Dillingham
    Service Concierge


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  • Gus Dotsikas
    Service Advisor
    828-298-9600 x1346


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  • Ike Kearney
    Porter


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  • Jack Kisner
    Fixed Operations Director
    828-298-9600 x1314


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  • Jerry Hagan
    Service Manager
    828-298-9600 ext.1318


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  • Tearesa Cartrett
    Service Coordinator
    828-298-9600 ext. 1343


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  • Bobi Gaertner
    Title Clerk
    828-298-9600 ext. 1315


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  • Kim Harper
    Cashier


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  • Allison Hartz
    Service Coordinator
    828-298-9600 x1349


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  • Ryan Mills
    Parts Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1325


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  • Jim Aldridge
    Express Service Advisor
    828-298-9600 x1321


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  • Brent Hancock
    Parts Manager
    828-298-9600 x1324


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  • Mike Kolenbrander
    Parts Specialist
    828-298-9600 x1326


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  • Rebekah Mann
    Service Advisor
    828-298-9600 x1320


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  • Gillian Murray
    Service Advisor
    828-298-9600 x1350


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  • Jerry Anderson
    Automotive Technician


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  • Robert Austin II
    Senior Master Technician


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  • Scott Beam
    Master Technician


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  • Robert Benedict
    Express Service Tech


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  • Bubba Brady
    Automotive Technician


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  • Scott Christie
    Service Advisor
    828-298-9600 x1319


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  • Bill DeFouw
    Automotive Technician


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  • Dominic Deprospero
    Technician


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  • Brandyn Edwards
    Express Service Tech


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  • Matt Holt
    Express Service Tech


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  • Jerry Ingle
    Automotive Technician


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  • Steve Palomino
    Service Techniican


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