Meet The Team Behind Gerald Subaru of North Aurora in Illinois

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  • Donna Lawler
    General Manager

    I was very fortunate to find the Gerald group back in 1987 when I took my first job in the automotive industry.   This group has afforded me countless opportunities to further my career and achieve goals and dreams that I had not imagined possible in 1987.  

    Gerald is a family dealer group that has been built on the foundation of customer and employee satisfaction and loyalty. As General Manager of the store I take this responsibility seriously.  I love the opportunity to speak with our customers and share their excitement and stories about being a Subaru owner.

    In my free time I love spending time with my husband and two sons as well as our new puppy, Hoyt.  He is an English Cream Golden Retriever.        

  • Scott Wolf
    General Sales Manager

    I'm Scott Wolf, the General Sales Manager of Gerald Subaru North Aurora. I've had the honor of working with the auto group in excess of 20 years. It is my desire and responsibility to ensure the ambience of the dealership exceeds every standard one can conceive. My commitment to you as a client is that our staff will be knowledgeable, our pricing will be fair and our product will supersede it's reputation.

    In the rare moments I'm away from the dealership my wife and I can be found in the stands rooting for our son as he scurries up and down the ice. In even rarer moments I like to escape to Florida to grab some sunshine and  parlay along the waterfront.

    Next time you are in to either add or replace a vehicle don't hesitate to stop by and say hello!!! 

  • Jay Hudson
    Sales Manager

    My name is Jay and I've had the pleasure of working with the Gerald Organization since February of 2015. I love the Subaru brand as a whole because of what we stand for; zero-landfill manufacturing plant, award winning residual value, world renowned AWD systems and the Love campaign which gives millions back to the community thru local and national charities year after year.

    As a true Subie! When not helping you find your next vehicle, I can be found with my spouse "Keesha" transporting one of our children to their chosen activities ranging from gymnastics to MMA. As a licensed minister, my Subaru and I brave Chicagoland's varied seasons while visiting local hospitals, attending charitable events, sponsoring youth ministry and facilitating religious services to name a few.

    Stop in to see me any time and allow us to show why Gerald Subaru of North Aurora is the only choice for your next vehicle!!!!!!! 

  • Lee Cuomo
    Sales Manager

    I'm Lee Cuomo, Sales Manager of Gerald Subaru North Aurora. I have approximately 20 years in the industry and my specialization lies with pre-owned vehicles. I'm with Subaru now and for years to come because I know without a shadow of a doubt we make a product that withstands the test of time. It is my commitment that any vehicle purchased through this dealer new or used will have net the utmost standards in regards to quality and cleanliness.  

    Outside of Subaru insert the words family and football and you know everything you need to know about me. Tailgating, yelling, celebrating and sideline coaching are my trademarks. Add my son's in the mix and it's double heaven. Next time you stop by let's talk stats and trade value. See you soon!!!!!

  • Sean Ryan
    Finance Manager

    My name is Sean Ryan and I recently celebrated my 4 year anniversary with Gerald Subaru of North Aurora where I currently serve as a finance manager. When I'm not polishing up on the latest news in the automotive industry I can be found keeping up with my girlfriend and our adorably mischievous puppy Lucy or Luci-raptor pending the day. Much in line with Subaru culture an active lifestyle is mandatory; Blackhawks, motorcycles, travel and good food aren't just hobbies they are life.

    Stop in and let me show you "Why Subaru" while ensuring you have all the information you'd need to make an informed decision regarding warranties, maintenance and the most cost effective ways of getting into your new Subie!!!!!

  • Jon Dewig
    Sales Consultant

    I'm Jon Dewig, or Big John as I'm commonly called. I'm easily the most senior sales consultant at Gerald Subaru North Aurora with 17+ years on the floor. Over the years I've grown to love the brand I represent more and more each day. I have the privilege of working with repeat clients over several generations. Just as it was my honor to serve this great country it is also my honor to serve the people of North Aurora. I'm a student of all things Subaru so feel free to stop by my desk and test out my knowledge.

    Away from the dealership I find my interests varied in true Subie fashion. I like extreme sports, gourmet cooking, charity events, documentaries and travel but more than anything playing the role of big boo (Monster's Inc.) to daddy's little girl. 

  • Maris Mullens
    Sales Associate

    Hi, my name is Maris and I'm part of the sales team with Gerald Subaru North Aurora. I've been in the automotive industry for a few years now but recently found a home with Gerald thanks to my dad who also works in the group. From early on I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I come from an automotive family being a 3rd generation sales lady. I pride myself on my ability to assist clients with matching their needs with practicality.

    Outside of Gerald Subaru my dog Hendrix and I are out and about shopping and enjoying the day. If there is a sale or a dog park in the area I'm probably there. Let's discuss Fashion Week and the boxer engine on your next visit.

  • Adam Krupa
    Sales Consultant

    My name is Adam and I've been a part of Gerald Subaru - North Aurora since the spring of 2016. Not only am I a representative of Subaru, I'm also a loyal customer. As a Wisconsin native (Go Packers, Brewers, Badgers, Bucks) when attempting to survive the harsh winters of the midwest nothing compares to Subaru's All Wheel Drive system. At least annually my siblings and I kidnap my mom and go somewhere in the continental U.S., although I must say I'm partial to crab cakes so the east coast is my go to. Before joining the Gerald Auto Group I spent some time in the hospitality industry and completed an A.A. in Business & Marketing from Western Technical College in Lacrosse, WI.

    Feel free to stop by so we can discuss craft beers, cheese, sports and Gerald's Exclusive Lifetime Powertrain Warranty*. I'd love to be able to show you what all the fuss is about.

  • Francisco Quinones
    Sales Consultant

    I'm Francisco, part of the sales team and proud to be a affiliated with  Gerald Subaru North Aurora. I've been a part of the group a little over 3 years. Prior to this I dabbled in entrepreneurship and spent many years serving our great country as part of the armed forces. I hail from the island of Puerto Rico and speak Spanish fluently if that suits my clients taste better.

    Soon after moving to the Chicagoland area we quickly became familiar with the infamous winters. With that in mind I wouldn't sell anything other than Subaru because I can't envision another vehicle getting my family through snow drifts and high winds. Despite being a culture shock I can truly say the wife , kids and myself are fascinated with snow and take every opportunity possible to be in the midst of it. Our Subaru helps us rise to the occasion with no worries.

    Stop by and let's discuss island life, Chicago winters and good food!!!!!!

  • Darell Cintron
    Sales Consultant

    I was born in Puerto Rico, hablo espanol, we migrated to New York City during my adolescence. I grew up and currently remain a die hard Yankees fan! I moved to Illinois during my High School years graduating locally from Plano High. Post completion I felt a sense of duty and joined the US Navy where I served as a logistics specialist(so I can for SURE find that car you're looking for!) After a 2nd deployment I returned home and found Gerald Subaru of North Aurora in early 2017. Everything about the Subaru brand lines up with my values so it was an easy transition for me.

    Outside of Gerald I find myself in the company of family frequently. Family dinners, baseball games, market watching and watching my daughter grow up more than capitalizes my time. I look forward to serving you and your families vehicle needs when the time comes. 

    Thank you for looking at my profile!
    Gracias y a su orden!

  • Ray Kuykendall
    Sales Consultant

    I'm Ray one of the sales consultants at Gerald Subaru North Aurora. I'm coming up on my 1 year anniversary. I chose Subaru because of the reputation, WRX-STI and the amount of charitable donations given year after year. I'm an easy going individual and like most Subaru owners my Dog is my child. When not demonstrating features on the vehicle of your choice I can be found exploring my love for photography or chasing my dog Shadow wherever she may lead. 

    When you stop in ask for me and we can scroll through some of my latest shots while you gather info on Subaru.

  • Faruq Solebo
    Sales Consultant

    My name is Faruq (Fa-Ruk), and I'm a sales consultant with Gerald Subaru North Aurora. Previously I studied at NIU with an emphasis on Biology but found business to be a much better fit while working here to attain my degree. With a couple years experience I am learning to appreciate Subaru more and more each day. We have one of the only full time All Wheel Drive systems in the industry and Consumer Reports raves about us year after year. 

    Outside of Subaru when I'm not studying it comes as a shock to most people that I have a very strong appreciation for art. My tastes vary but abstract and contemporary are a few that captivate my attention. Next time you stop by let's chat about local galleries while I demonstrate why Subaru should be your only choice.

  • Kenneth Nicholson
    Sales Consultant

    Hi, I'm Kenny and I'm part of the sales team here at Gerald Subaru of North Aurora. I'm newer to the automotive industry but I have a passion and desire to help. Subaru is my brand of choice because as a parent the safety features are second to none. You haven't experienced piece of mind until you plow through Chicagoland's harshest winters in an All Wheel Drive Subaru.

    When not in the office I enjoy boxing as both a participant and spectator. Of all my awards the only bout I've lost continuously is against my little girl when she asks for something. 

    Stop by and ask for Kenny, I'll try and beat up some prices for you!!!!! 

  • Bob Sharp
    Sales Consultant

    I'm Bob Sharp, sales consultant with Gerald Subaru of North Aurora. After two decades in the casino industry I wanted a change of pace and couldn't have found a more perfect fit than Subaru. Being family oriented and a lover of animals I couldn't have paid to find a company who's values were so similar to my own. As I strive to perfect my craft, I commit to you that I will always listen to your wants and needs. I will only make suggestions that benefit my customer not myself. 

    Stop in and lets play a few hands of blackjack while we clean up your new Subie!!!!!

  • Tom Webb
    Sales Consultant

    Hello everyone, I'm Tom Webb sales consultant with Gerald Subaru North Aurora. I'm fairly new to the Subaru family but I've quickly learned to respect the culture and stand in awe of the quality of our vehicles. I love everything about the Subaru community from it's Love campaigns that give back to the community, environment and animals to our adventurous clientele who accept anything but the norm. I'd love to put you in a new Subaru and show everyone what all the fuss is about.

    Outside the dealership I'm a racing fanatic, any given moment catch me on the track drag racing. I guess that's why Subaru is such a natural fit with cars like the STI on the track.

  • Mike Gately
    Internet Manager

    Hello, my name is Teddy. This is my human Michael. He's been helping people find the perfect Subaru for 9 years. He's proud to be a part of the Gerald family and he loves Subaru... he and my other human (his wife Jennifer) each own a Subaru and I love driving with them (even to the vet) - If you need help or have any questions... my human Michael is here to help! Just call him directly @ (630) 952-5013.

  • Erika Benitez
    Internet Sales

  • Abby Gatches

    Hello Everyone, I'm Abby the receptionist at Gerald Subaru North Aurora. I've been with the Auto Group ever since my transition from Alabama. I'm fanous around here for the catchphrase "Hey ya'll". I have a pleasant demeanor and I'm more than happy to assist you in whatever manner you may need to go whether it be sales and/or service. 

    Aside from my duties at Subaru I can be found in the gym, nose in a book, partying with my sister or building pillow forts with my niece. I'll hit you with the details next time you call in. On your next visit I'll include a bit of southern hospitality to make your day.

  • George Gonzales
    Parts Manager

    Thank you for taking an interest in learning about me. I started my parts career in 1995 and made a big move up to Gerald Subaru in 2004. We have grown a great deal in my time here. When I first started here, Subaru and Nissan were under one roof. I was here for the expansion that gave Subaru our own sales, service and parts areas but still at the same location.  We out grew the expansion and now Gerald Subaru has it's own stand alone building.  The Gerald family gives us all the tools we need to succeed and are great to work for!  I not only work for Subaru but I also drive them as well. My first Subaru made it to 325,000 miles!  I currently drive a WRX and have a lot of fun doing it.  My hobbies include Kung Fu, working out, running ( I have ran the Chicago Marathon), home brewing beer and eating.

  • Brian Trout
    Service Manager

    I am the Service Manager here at Subaru North Aurora. I am originally from Columbus Ohio....Let's Go BUCKS!!! I have been in Illinois since the start of 2016. I have been working in the industry since 1995 and have a passion for what I do. I am married and have been since 2003. I met Erika in Sao Paulo Brazil, where she is from.  I have two German Shepherd dogs Sarge and Greta that we both love very much.


    I am VERY PROUD to have 4 Subaru Master Certified Technicians, THREE of those being Senior Master Certified!!  


    I am here to serve you. I will try very hard to earn not just your business but your trust. Please give me a ring if you have any questions.

  • Donna Tran
    Service Advisor

    Hello! I've been with the Gerald Subaru family since May of 2015. I love to travel to warm places and hang out with my friends and family. 

    I want to introduce Archie! Archie is my brand new Mini Whoodle puppy! I just got him October 21st 2018! He has already become a Subaru Ambassador and giving out some Subaru love!

    I drive a Rocketbunny BRZ and I LOVE IT! Besides taking it to car shows, I am also planning on taking it to the track one day. I am passionate about Subaru and truly feel blessed to be working with a team that promotes value, love and happiness! 

    I also just purchased a 2018 STI that is my "winter" car. It is fun to choose between the BRZ and the STI, but I still love my BRZ as my favorite!

  • Dave Gonzales
    Service Advisor


    I am a Service Advisor here at Gerald Subaru and I am here to take care of any automotive needs you have! 

    I have been an Advisor with Gerald since 2015 and a Porter for the company before that. I have a cat named Subie....Have I told you I LOVE Subaru?? I have a WRX and I love it!

    On my time off I like to modify my car and show it at Subaru centered events. It may not be the most modified car, but it is mine and is my work in progress! I also like to hang out with my friends and family when I am away from my Subaru family. 

    I am here most days, if you ever want to stop by and say hi we can at the same time as we are catching up get your car washed for you for free!

  • Ashley Stefanski
    Assistant Service Advisor

    I've been here at the Subaru store since November 2016 and I absolutely love it! I started training on 11/28/16 and wrote up my first customer that same day. When I am not helping our customers, I'm taking care of my 3 pets, 2 dogs and a cat . They are a handful but I love them! When I am not in Illinois my favorite place is Colorado. I love hiking and exploring new places. Most of all I love my new Subaru family!!

  • Mark Madsen
    Lead technician

    I am a 2001 USAF veteran. I have been extensively trained in auto-mechanics and I am now a team lead for the store. I graduated Valedictorian with honors and am very proud of the hard work I put into school to obtain that. I started working with the Gerald group in 2004 but if you include my experience as a technician in the military as of 2017 I have a total of 16 years under the hood of one type of vehicle or another, but Subaru's are my passion!

    I am married with two children, living in the DeKalb area. My hobbies include ice skating, home-brewing, fishing, target shooting, camping, anything to get me outdoors. I am an avid reader as well and Iove history.
    At work, I enjoy being with a team that shares the same core values and dedication to quality and integrity. Not since my days in the Air Force have I been surrounded by truly exceptional people that put others before themselves. A special thanks to General Manager: Donna Lawler for assembling such talent under one roof. Truly an enjoyable career here.

    I am a Master Certified Subaru Technician. I love the brand and would be happy to serve any of your automotive repair needs. 

  • Kevin Holt

    I have been with Subaru since 1978! I have a lovely wife who is my best friend and partner. We have one boy and three girls and one dog that are the light of our lives. We are very into camping, so much that we have a camper at a campsite all winter long and that is my fun weekend! We leave Friday and then come home Sunday's. I have owned so many Subarus over the years I cannot recount each one. I currently own a 2003 Baja, a 2003 Outback and a 2013 Legacy. After all the years working for Subaru have been wonderful and I am in as much love working on these vehicles as I was when I first started! I love to find out what the cause of a breakdown is and fix it. The harder it is the more I get to use my years of experience to find the fix and deliver a vehicle back to my customer that they are very pleased with.

    I am a Subaru Senior Master Certfied Technician. I have been with Subaru working on cars since 1978. My Service Manager said that I would not be retiring anytime soon though so I will be here for many more years of service to our community. 

  • Scott Thompson

    I have been a member of the Gerald Subaru team since 2008. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my amazing wife Kayla and my beautiful son Owen! I am an Eagle Scout since 2005. I really love working for Subaru, a company that shares my love for the environment and gives back to organizations such as the National Parks Foundation and National Wildlife Federation!

    I am a Senior Master Certified Subaru technician. I have been with Subaru for many years(more than I will

  • James Walls

    Working on cars has been a hobby of mine my whole life. My love of cars began when I was very young, washing and fixing the family car with my dad. I continued this passion for cars through school and graduated with high honors from the Universal Technical Institute. I spent 10 years with Mercedes Benz before pursuing my career here at Gerald Subaru which I have been here since 2016. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and son taking my dog for walks and enjoying the outdoors. A little trivia about me is I am a trained artist and enjoy painting and doing projects around the house. 

  • Kent Parker

    Originally I got my degree in education.  I enjoy helping others, but I decided to switch careers. I have always had a love of cars and Subaru was a perfect fit.  I love working for a company that is committed to putting the best vehicles on the road while preserving our environment.  One of the best parts of my job is providing our customers with the highest level of service and making sure their vehicle is running the way it was designed.

    I recently just completed the Subaru Master Technician program. I am very proud of the knowledge I have gained and look forward to being with and using this knowledge here at Gerald Subaru for many years to come. 

  • Steven Meadows

    I recently moved to the Chicagoland area but I am from Illinois. I am very familiar with the Subaru platform as I have also worked at another Subaru dealership before coming to Gerald.  I love the way Subaru engineers their vehicles and the fact that they are so easy to work on.

    I value my free time and enjoy gaming and bike rides with my wife. Gerald Subaru of North Aurora has made my transition seamless and I am glad to grow with the company.

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  • Juan Pablo Jimenez
    Quick Service Technician


    I go by JP and have been with Gerald since 2016. I am working my way up through the organization and have found a real home here with amazing coworkers. I am devoted to the Subaru brand and love to spend time outdoors myself. In the summer I enjoy camping. 

    I look forward to assisting you in any automotive repair needs you may have!

  • Paul Hill

    I'm a very outgoing person and I enjoy the outdoors. I like to go camping in Wisconsin on my Grandparents property. I am a dog lover, they are the best pet because of their loyalty to their owner. Most importantly I love my Subaru's, they fit my lifestyle perfectly!

  • CJ Cox

    As a father of 3 I value safety! I started in 2016 with Gerald Subaru and it has helped me see just how much Subaru values safety as well! I am here working part time, I also work in the IT field and really enjoy that part of my life as well. It is my joy to serve our customers and I also share the same values as Gerald Automotive, taking care of each guest as if they are a true family member!

  • Diego Daniel

    The name is Diego....parking cars is my game! I like to park them sideways and when I get really crazy...I park them all in a STRAIGHT LINE!!! HECK YEA!!!

  • Jerry Monteleone

  • Jesus Gonzalez

Whether you're coming by to purchase a new 2017 Subaru Legacy or to schedule a vehicle service appointment, your satisfaction is our top priority. It is for this reason that we want you to get to know our team behind Gerald Subaru of North Aurora. Our Illinois new and used car dealership wants you to feel like family and get know a familiar face before you ever stop foot on our store lot. Click a staff member's photo to get more information and learn a little bit about us. Send our Subaru dealership team your questions or stop by and see us in person here at 205 Hansen Blvd in North Aurora, IL!
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