Meet our Team of Automotive Specialists

Introducing the Family Kia of St. Augustine team of experts. Our award-winning team is here to help make your visit to our dealership perfect. Whether you’re shopping for a particular vehicle or simply have a few questions about our many products and services, you can count on us to get you the answers you need. Stop by and see us today!

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Service Department
Our Team
Parts Department
Detail Department
Service Department
Rick Kelch
Service Manager
Bio

Was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and follows all Pittsburgh sports teams. Enjoys spending time with his wife and watching sports.

Todd Diaz
Service Advisor
Bio

 

Was born in Alachua ,Florida and moved to St. Augustine, Florida in 2005. Todd is a Marine Corp vet and in his spare time he enjoys fishing and hunting. Todd is a big Texas Longhorns fan . He is married and has two daughters.

Clive Delaphena
Senior Service Technician
Bio

 

Michael Thomas
Senior Service Technician
Bio

Was born and raised in St. Augustine , Florida.

Mike Hammer
Senior Service Technician
Bio

 

Yvonne Nolan
Service Warranty Administrator
Bio

Was born and raised in St. Augustine , Florida. During her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her daughters. Yvonne is a huge Gators fan.

Melvin Suarez
Service Technician
Angel Bolding
Service Advisor
Our Team
Richard Stoff
President/Owner
Darlene Stoff
Co-Owner
Carl Davis
Vice President
Bio

Was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and lived there until early 80s when he moved to Plantation, Florida. Carl has been working with Kia since 1996 when he worked at Gunther Kia in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, he then worked for Kia in Daphne, Alabama at Eastbay Kia. Carl has been in the area since 2000 when he moved here and is one of the original employees from when Family Kia opened in 2000. Carl is a huge sports fan and follows many of his home states sports teams, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans and LSU Tigers. In his spare time he enjoys going to sporting events, spending time at car shows with his classic cars and watching his kids play baseball, football, softball and tennis .

Almir Durmic
General Manager
Wayne Acosta
General Sales Manager
Don Elliott
Pre Owned Manager
Debbie Stearley
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

Born in Evansville, Indiana Started in the auto industry in 1995 at Buddy Hutchinson Honda-Mazda for 6 years,then to Parker Nissan for 7 years. I have been  at Family Kia of St. Augustine since August 10, 2010 in Sales/Leasing. I was crowned Queen of the Lions Club in 1974. I received 1st Place in the Best of St. Augustine in 1997 and 2nd Place in 2015-2016. 8 years of Certificate of Achievement from Kia Motors. I was voted Mother of the Year at FOE 4256 in 2016 for community volunteer and promoting goodness and well-being.  Contributions to Wounded Warrior Projects, Jimmy Durante Christmas for Children, Cancer Society, Leukemia Foundation and many more. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, whom I love and cherish. I thank them every day for putting up with the long hours and dedication that I have to Family Kia to provide the things that they deserve. I have hundreds of repeat customers that keep coming back to Family Kia for the honesty and great service that they get from Family Kia. Many more to come! Last Christmas I sent over 1250 cards to my customers. I also always send Thank You cards and Birthday cards. They are the reason that I am still here at Family Kia.I enjoy working for Family Kia due to its management and staff. They DO TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY!!  It is a very family-oriented successful business.  I plan on being here another 10 years as long as they will have my little happy feet working for them! Ha ha!

 

 

 

Tom Niedel
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

 

One of the top 50 Kia Salespeople in the United States.

 

 

 

In the car business for 30 years. Both in management and sales.

 

 

 

Simply Philosophy:

 

  • Tell the Truth

  • Do what you say you will do

  • Do the right thing

 

 

 

Enjoy working for an honest family that cares about the customer and the community.

 

 

 

Charles Friscia
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

 

Charles Friscia is a certified sales consultant that has worked at Family Kia of St. Augustine for over 3 years.

   Charles believes in God, family, friends and making dreams come true. He walks his customers through a relaxed, fun and no hassle buying experience. Charles says, “It’s all about how well you connect with people and communicating your best understanding to them.”

   Charles is an extremely proud father of one beautiful 9-year-old daughter and volunteers at her school every chance he gets. He has also over 2000 volunteer hours logged with the Veterans Administration and is a member of SAL (Sons of the American Legion).

 Charles has helped over 500 friends and family achieve their automotive goals and dreams in the past 3 years at Family Kia.

 Charles has successfully attained Kia Elite Certification 3 years running from Kia University and is a graduate from Keiser University.

 

 

 

Chris Daugherty
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

Chris was born in Western Pennsylvania, grew up on a farm. Decided to see the world and joined the Navy at 17. Chris graduated from college in 1988 . Was in flight school and  was a winged Naval Aviator and flew in Desert Storm. Chris spent 32 years in the Navy. Chris has been married over 12 years and has two children.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Rodda
Office Manager
Mike Shriner
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

 

I have been in the car business for over 20 years and have sold several brands.

 

 

 

I have been with Kia for 8 years and consider Kia one of the best quality vehicles I have ever owned. In fact, I have owned three new Kia Optima’s in the last 6 years.

 

 

 

Family Kia is a family owned business and does business the old fashion way by treating their customers honestly. Family Kia has hundreds of repeat customers and has won many top Kia awards.

 

Sharon Mauro
Accounting / Office Manager
JR Marinez
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

 

I’m a local that was raised right here on the Bayfront of St. Augustine since 1975. I have been in the car business since 2007. I have the experience in the car industry and what it takes to have a customer for life. Because I treat my customers with respect and kindness. I’m an avid fisherman, my hobbies are golf, softball, hunting, love to ride my Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and enjoy camping with my RV. The most importing is being with my family!

 

Teddy “Q” Quinones
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

 

My name is Teofilo Quinones, Jr., better known as Teddy Q., Ted Q. or just plain Q. My parents are from the Dominican Republic and relocated to Bridgeport, Connecticut where I was born and raised. I am bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English.  I moved to Jacksonville, Florida in the early 90’s where I met the love of my life. We have been married for over 28 years and we have 2 beautiful children, Zackary and Ivy. One of the most shocking things about my children is that they are 20 years apart. Yes, I said 20 years! My son just finished nursing school and my daughter is in first grade. I am a devoted family man.

 

 

 

I have been in sales since I was a young boy. I started out by buying jewelry while on vacation in the Dominican Republic with my family and I would bring it back to the states to sell.  I love to sell, so it was just natural, after my enlistment in the Navy, that I would join the auto industry where I could fulfill my personal passion.  Over the years, I worked for various dealerships and have been successful but there was always something missing. It wasn’t until 3 years ago when I found Family Kia of St. Augustine that I knew I found my home away from home. There is just something about this family owned business that brings me back to my childhood.

 

 

 

In saying that, Family Kia of St. Augustine allows me the ability to establish a rapport with a wide range of people from all types of social backgrounds and provides me with the tools to meet their individual needs.  The management team is by far the best at supporting me in meeting the unique individual needs of each customer. All customers that come into Family Kia of St. Augustine are treated politely and professionally, which is the way that I like to do business as far back as when I was a child. I now again feel like I can take pride in my work and take pride in what I do.

 

 

 

Tia Thomas
Receptionist / Title Clerk
Nellie Ott
Receptionist
Elena O’Neil
Dealer Trades
Cody Bowers
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

 

Here are a few things you should know about me in order to fully enjoy your car buying experience.

 

 

 

I was born and raised in St. Augustine and even went to Nease High School, graduating in 2013.

 

 

 

Yes, I really am 6’10” and yes, I do play basketball…...just for fun about 2-3 times a week.

 

 

 

I absolutely love sports and follow the NBA like it’s a religion.

 

 

 

I was in a band all through middle and high school and play 14 instruments; though I have not touch any in about a year.

 

 

 

I have worked for Family KIA for since December of 2015 and very much enjoy what I do.  I get to meet many, many interesting people. Will you be one of my many stories about a fun customer?

 

 

 

I am a big gear head and absolutely love cars. Talk race car to me?

 

 

 

I drive a 2017 Mustang GT. Yes, it is a manual. Yes, I am aware it is not a Kia. Yes, I wish I would have waited for the Stinger to come out! Let’s take one out for a spin!

 

 

 

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family of course.  My mom is the absolute best and yes, she does drive a KIA; feel free to ask me which one!  I also enjoy spending time with one of my siblings, Ryan and his wife, Elizabeth along with my nephew…. greatest little human ever, Jackson!

 

Joe Zimmerman
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Bio

 

My name is Joe Zimmerman and I started in the auto business in 1993 with the Buddy Hutchison Honda and Mazda store here in St. Augustine. The GM called me at my job at the time,  asking me if I wanted to work at a real job  like my Dad was; so, I left and here I am today 25 years later at Family Kia.  I have been a Salesman, Finance Manager and New and Used Car Manager as well as a Commercial Manager. I’ve been Salesman of the Month for many years and have won a lot of trips for my sales performance.

 

Jeff Howard
Finance Manager
Ray Kwasneski
Finance Manager
Parts Department
Steve Steer
Parts Manager
Bio

Steve is originally from Warren, Ohio and moved to St. Augustine in 1989. Steve is a twin and his brother is in the auto business as well. Steve has worked at Family Kia since 2007 in the parts department. He is a huge Steelers fan and enjoys all types of motor vehicle activities including cars, boats, and jet skis. One of Steve's prized possession's is his supercharged 600+ horse power Ford Mustang.

Cannen Wireman
Parts Specialist
Bio

 

Was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. He moved to the Hastings, Florida area in 2010. He is a big sports fan and follows hockey, baseball, UFC and basketball. Enjoys working on his 79 Trans am in his spare time.

Detail Department
Tinsley McGlocking
Detail Manager
Larry Woodard
Pre Owned Lot Supervisor
Joe Thompson
Lot Supervisor
Raymond Bostick
Detail Technician
Darryl Reed
Detail Technician
Eddie Barnes
Detail Technician
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