Our Porsche Team
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Keith was born and raised in New Jersey and transplanted to beautiful Southern California in 1993. Originally a professional disc jockey, Keith had aspirations of breaking into the music industry in Los Angeles. The automobile business changed that course. When he began to sell cars in 1993, Keith quickly realized a successful career. Keith joined Rusnak/Westlake in 2001 and since has earned many accolades. Extremely passionate about the Porsche brand, Keith personally orders every new vehicle. He has been recognized by Porsche’s CEO as building some of the most exclusive Porsche cars in the country. Keith loves spending time with his wife and five children, and of course still loves music.
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Michael is a Porsche specialist who understands the needs of our diverse clients. He prides himself on being a consummate professional and has over 20 years of sales experience. Michael guarantees every one of our clients will receive exceptional service and a thorough understanding of the unique benefits of Porsche ownership. Buying a Porsche should be an extremely enjoyable event and Michael will work hard to make sure every detail of the experience surpasses even the highest expectations.
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Adrian Romero has worked in the automotive industry for over 25 years. Loyal and dedicated, he has been a valuable member of the Rusnak Auto Group since 1993. Driven and knowledgeable, Adrian is an experienced Pre-Owned Sales Manager who provides the highest in client satisfaction. When he isn’t at work Adrian enjoys golf, spending time with his family and riding his Harley.
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Greg Austin began his career in auto finance in 1985 and joined our Rusnak Auto Group in 1992. Incredibly passionate about the Porsche brand, his first car was a 1970 Porsche 914. Convinced that he has the best job in the world, Greg does all that he can to make our Porsche clients' dreams come true time and time again. Born and raised in Washington State, upon graduating Western Washington University in 1982, he relocated to Southern California. His interests vary form snow skiing, fly fishing and spending time with his family.
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Angie Ortiz has been in the car business since she was nineteen. She began selling cars for Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep – when the Jeep Wrangler was her dream car. Transitioning from sales to finance four years later, she has represented the Porsche brand since 2008. After eight years of experience with high line brands, Angie truly believes that Porsche makes the best cars in the world – now, the Porsche 911 is her dream car! Specializing in aftermarket products and service contracts, contact Angie when you need any Finance assistance here at Rusnak/Westlake Porsche.
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Sam Abergel is an accomplished department leader, and recognized for his fundamental commitment to both the Porsche brand and the automotive industry. Sam began his career in 1982 by cultivating his passion for cars as a service technician. With over 30 years of experience, he has held several integral positions before being promoted to Service Manager. His fascination for sports cars and Porsche's style and drivability has led him to own several models himself. Sam’s strong leadership skills, his decisive attitude, and broad influence have had a profound impact on the entire Rusnak/Westlake Service Department's growth and success.
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While attending Cal State Channel Islands between 2003 and 2005, Fernando felt lucky to have the “best part-time job” working for Rusnak Porsche. After graduating college Fernando became a full-time employee. His journey with Rusnak started in the parts department years before he became a Service Advisor. Returning to the parts department recently, this time as Manager, Fernando finds it easy to wake up in the morning knowing that he gets to work with one of the best brands and organizations.
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Marty’s father owned a car dealership when he was growing up. Learning how to drive by age ten, it wasn’t long before he was repairing and servicing cars alongside his dad. Deciding to give sales a try, he migrated from used cars to Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz to Porsche. Noting many changes in the automotive sales, mostly for the better, Marty believes California is the best place to experience cars. Being the weather and roads are conducive to driving and how much people love their cars, he is confident that he's in the right place, doing the right thing. Since joining our dealership in 2006, Marty has been a consistent top producer with a large and loyal clientele.
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Robert has tremendous automotive sales experience that began at our Rusnak/Westlake location in 2002. One of our leading Porsche certified brand ambassadors, Robert is 100% committed to creating an unforgettable sales or lease experience that serves your needs long after the purchase is complete.
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Mark Stratmeyer has over 24 years of highline automobile sales experience and has been with Rusnak since 2001. He consistently delivers a five-star experience to his clients. Mark looks forward to helping his clients find the right car that fits their needs, not just what he has in stock.
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Raised in Southern California, Carl Bell graduated USC with a major in Journalism. Prior to joining our Porsche sales team, he enjoyed a career in television. First as a page for NBC Studios, Carl went on to become a renowned weathercaster for KCAL9 and later, NBC4. Interested in his community, Carl participates in philanthropic activities throughout Los Angeles and Ventura County. As a Porsche enthusiast, Carl is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the brand.
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It took Sascha Kiesbüy a couple of pit stops before joining our premier sales team. Starting with a career in the hotel business in Hamburg, Germany, he ventured to Cork, Ireland, then London, England before relocating to Beverly Hills. Shifting industry gears in 2007 to work for a Ferrari/Maserati dealership, in 2010 Sascha combined his five-star customer service background with his passion for Porsche. Seeing Porsche as a company that seeks new challenges, pushes boundaries and converts them gracefully into art, while honoring its rich history, he quotes Dr. Porsche, "To be truly aesthetic, truly timeless, any design must be functionally justified.” His five year old son would agree, seeing how excited he gets riding in Dad’s Cayman, 911 SC and Grandma’s Panamera!
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Josh is no stranger to the automotive industry. As a teenager he worked as a collision repair, custom paint and metal fabrication specialist for two body shops. At 19, he became an ASE Certified automotive technician and worked for a local Ford dealership and later, a Lexus dealership. Combining his passion for Porsches with his remarkable product knowledge, Josh fittingly joined our Rusnak/Westlake Sales team in 2015. Determined to find you the Porsche of your dreams, Josh ensures your experience will be informative and exceptional.
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Born in Hollywood, Jonathan was raised in Northern California. He can still remember his father driving a new Porsche 356C home when he was a young boy. Since that day in 1965, Porsche has been an integral part of his life. He has owned more than 15 Porsches over the years and has restored
several classic 356 and 911’s. In 1994 he became a sales advisor at a Porsche dealership in Northern California. Soon he was promoted to Used Car Manager, General Sales Manager, and before long, General Manager. His passion became his career. Loyal to the Porsche brand, fittingly Jonathan joins our Rusnak/Westlake team. A three time graduate of the Porsche Driving Experience, he and his wife have taken many customers on Porsche European delivery tours. An accomplished private pilot, award winning documentary film maker and photographer, Jonathan and his wife have raised six children who love Southern California and spending time together on the beach.
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Mathew joined Rusnak/Westlake in 2003 where he demonstrated his exceptional ability to establish strong relationships with clients. Mathew is skilled at identifying client-specific needs to ensure the delivery of top-quality service and assistance, as well as demonstrating an excellent customer experience, known as the Rusnak standard. Mathew took time off to pursue other career opportunities within the technology industry, but his passion for luxury and performance cars brought him back to Rusnak/Westlake Porsche. Mathew is an accomplished professional with twenty plus years working in sales and knows what truly drives customer satisfaction, therefore surpassing all ordinary standards in professionalism, knowledge and integrity.
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Joanna joined our Westlake Porsche dealership over five years ago as our lead sales receptionist. In August 2016 she completed the PCNA Dealership Customer Experience Manager training program in Atlanta. Expanding her then administrative assistant role to include DCEM, a customer care liaison for Porsche and the dealership, Joanna is committed to ensuring all of your experiences, from sales to service, exceed your expectations.
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Steve Ellis joined Rusnak Porsche in 2004. He spent the first two in sales and has been representing our service department ever since. Steve is a certified Global Brand Ambassador. Originally from Holland and has been in the states now for over 40 years. Steve was a former restaurant owner and worked for the Ritz Carlton for 5 years.
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Rene has been in the automotive service business for over 26 years and takes extreme pleasure in satisfying his clients’ service needs. For Rene, there is no better reward than exceeding their expectations and being part of the Porsche family.
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Eric has worked in the automotive industry for over 24 years. His first job as an automotive technician led to his last position as a Service and Parts Director. He prides himself on client satisfaction and going the extra mile for his clients. A lifelong Ventura County resident, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.
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A tenured member of our staff, Shop Foreman Mark Leach began his career as an apprentice at a Porsche dealer in Glendale in 1977. He has been a vital member of Rusnak Westlake for 28 years. With Porsche’s very demanding training process to become a qualified Porsche Technician, The Porsche Gold Meister designation recognizes the best of the best and Mark was 1 of only 29 technicians in North America to receive this certification when it was first established. He currently owns 3 air-cooled 911’s- a ’71, ’73 and a ’92. Mark’s passion for cars is reflected by his hard work and dedication, and he will always do what he can to make sure you and your vehicle are handled with the finest level of care.
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Larry is a Gold Master Technician with over twelve years of experience in automotive repair. As a long time ASE Master Tech and a licensed California Smog Tech, he is committed to keeping up to date with the latest industry trends, automotive technology, and diagnostic tools. Additionally, his college studies in Math, Physics and Engineering have been invaluable in addressing complex repairs. Throughout his career, he has been fortunate to work on a broad range of automobiles from modern exotics to vintage race cars; paying particular attention on learning how to service classic Porsche models. The pride he has in his work is only enhanced by Rusnak's commitment to quality service and client satisfaction.
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Alex Beas graduated from Universal Technical Institute with honors in 2009. When Sam Abergel, our Porsche/WL Service Director heard that Alex placed in the top 10% of his class and had several job offers, Sam sent Alex to the Porsche Technician Apprentice Program. Five years and 17 plus certificates later, Alex is a Gold Master technician and valued pit crew member. In his words, "I have as much passion for the Porsche brand, as Porsche has dedication to racing."
Growing up, Craig Wilson was so good at taking things apart and putting them back together that restoring a vintage Volkswagen with his father came easily. At 19, he worked as an apprentice tech for a classic car enthusiast. Fine tuning his inherent electrical and mechanical ability over the years, Craig has achieved certification as a Porsche Gold Master Technician faster than most. He takes pride in his work and says, "my cars don't come back, I fix them right the first time."
His first car, a 1967 Camaro, inspired him to take auto mechanic classes in high school. Fourteen years and several auto tech classes later, Aaron reveres Porsche for the incredible engineering. When he's not working, Aaron enjoys surf fishing and restoring classic Camaros.
Kristin Kelley has been with the Rusnak Company since May 2013, beginning as an office associate in the Westlake Business Office and then transferring over to the Porsche team as the Service Cashier and is now our Warranty Administrator. Taking extreme pride in our service department, she has had the opportunity to coordinate our service clinics as well as take part in some great Porsche experiences. Kristin is looking to start earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in the fall.
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Friendly, reliable, experienced – a few words that describe our Porsche parts specialist, Manny Castillo. His automotive career spans more than 32 years. From parts counter clerk to wholesale parts manager, Manny’s covered a lot of ground. In his words, “without cars, the world doesn’t move.”
Being that Oscar Ojeda is a second-generation luxury car enthusiast, it was a natural fit that he managed the parts department of his family's automotive repair shop for 10 years. When invited to join our Rusnak/Westlake family in 2012, Oscar recalls that he seized the opportunity to spread his wings and work for a company as committed to excellent customer service as he is. Everyone who meets Oscar would agree, it's a win-win!
Gary has been expanding his knowledge of Porsche parts since his days as a shipping and receiving clerk in 2002. Welcoming him to our Rusnak/Westlake parts department in 2013, Gary is a valued consultant who knows exactly what our clients expect and consistently delivers.
Born and raised in Brighton, England, Ed moved to California over seven years ago. While growing up one of his favorite television shows was Top Gear – a show that reviews and rates the performance of cars. It’s likely what helped spark his interest in working for us, that and his desire to own a 911 GT3! Whatever the reason, we are glad to have Ed working in our parts department. He’s a great addition to our Rusnak Westlake Porsche team.
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With her passion for performance and things that go fast, Helen joined our Porsche team in February, 2017. Since then she has enjoyed learning more about the Porsche brand, including its rich history, and building friendships with our awesome clientele. In her spare time Helen enjoys riding her motorcycle and going fast.
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