The AutoMax Team

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  • Thomas Hawkins
    General Manager
    (505) 327-0500

    I'm the Boss!

  • Harish Raghavan
    General Sales Manager
    (505) 327-0500

    Born and raised in Dubai, I moved to the united states to further my education. I earned a double major in Marketing and MSI from Oklahoma State University. While pursuing my Bachelors degree , I met my wife who is originally from Farmington NM and going to school at OSU. After graduation we moved to Farmington NM. After working for the Webb Auto Group and Wells Fargo, I joined AutoMax in May of 2007.

  • Mark Christensen
    Desk Manager
    (505) 327-0500

    I was born and raised here in Farmington NM. I continued my education in Albuquerque NM after graduating from FHS (GO SCORPS) in 2002. When the opportunity arose for me to move back to my home town and pursue a position in the automobile industry, I didn't have to think twice about my decision. AutoMax hired me on in July of 2008 and I plan to be here until they kick me out. I have always had a soft spot for this town, the surrounding towns, and the people that live here and all around us. When I'm not working I love to spend every second with my beautiful wife and 3 children. We love all the different options that the area has to offer when it comes to outdoor and indoor activities. Come see me and our team here at AutoMax for your next automobile purchase! 

  • Jose Gutierrez
    Business Manager
    (505) 327-0500

    I'm from Panama, Central America and I've been in the Automotive Industry since 2006. I enjoy helping people with their auto needs. I have a lovely wife and two beautiful daughters. I understand how many people have to stay on a specific budget and I do my best to find them the vehicle that will suffice their needs. They also call me "The Rock".

  • Joseph Merriman
    Business Manager

    I grew up in Farmington, after graduation I joined the Army, after my time serving my country I came back to Farmington I was in Restaurant management for six years before finding my calling in the Automotive sales industry in 1998.

  • Laisha Lare
    Business Development Manager

    I love working for AutoMax and working in the Automobile Industry! I am a huge car fan and go to every car show I can. I am working towards purchasing my dream truck which is a 1958 GMC stepside. I also enjoy fishing, camping, and spending time with my dogs.   

  • Valerie Gauthier
    Office Manager
    505-327-0500 ext 118

    Hi, my name is Valerie

    I have been married to my sweetie for 20+ years and we raised 3 children here in Farmington, NM

    I have 8 years of dealership experience and enjoy spending my free time with my family.

    In August of 2014 I joined the AUTOMAX team and look forward to helping customers with their automotive needs.

  • Jesse Aymx
    Service Manager
    (505) 327-0500

    I have been a Automotive Technician for 14 years, and the Service Manager at AutoMax since 2012. I have been with the AutoMax family from the very beginning. I have a lovely wife and 3 beautiful children. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, snowboarding, 4 wheeling and being outdoors.

  • Nicole Gaffney
    Billing Clerk

    I started out in the salvage industry in California in 2004.  I moved to Arizona in 2011 I worked for Horne auto group where I did titling, billing, wholesales and dealer trades for 6 stores. I moved to Colorado in July 2014 and got hired on with Automax.

  • Vanessa Schrock
    Title Clerk
    505-327-0500 ext 138

    Hello, my name is Vanessa.


    I was born and raised in this awesome town we call Farmington.  I graduated high school 2001,  got married to my lovely husband in 2005, graduated college in 2006, had several beautiful children.  I started titling in the car business in 2011, came to the Automax team in 2014.  In the middle of my crazy life I run a small business and I enjoy hanging out with my family.   I am very outgoing and enjoy new challenges. 



  • Alysha Jordan
    (505) 327-0500

    I am the Receptionist at AutoMax, and I have been working here since March of 2011. I'm originaly from Southeast Idaho, I moved to Farmington in 2007. I enjoy greeting customers and making them feel welcome.

  • Kathy Coburn

    I started at Automax on June of 2014. I enjoy working for this guys. My coworkers are amazing and I love being part of this team, because we are like a family.  On my spare time I like relaxing at home and working out.

  • Elizabeth Teran

  • Marshall Crawford
    Internet Sales

    Started working here at AutoMax in 2017. I have worked on and been around cars the majority of my life. Born and raised here in Farmington New Mexico and wouldn't change a thing. 

  • Megan Smith
    Internet Sales

  • Amy Stephenson
    Internet Sales

  • Jason Spencer
    Internet Sales

    Hello my name is Jason. I recently moved here to Farmington from the Pacific Northwest and I am loving the culture of New Mexico. I am enjoying all the outdoor activities here and the new food! (Green Chile) Go Seahawks!

  • Aaron Hatch

  • Lisa Aragon
    Sales Representative

  • Jim Oliver
    Sales Representative

  • Melinda Cruz
    Sales Professional
    (505) 327-0500

    Hi my name is Melinda, welcome to our website! Let me tell you a little about myself. I am from Tucson AZ, however Farmington NM is my home now. I have 3 beautiful children and they are my life. After my children comes my career at AutoMax. I have worked for AutoMax since May 2007 and I have helped over 600 happy customers. Please feel free to contact me for any information on sales or service. I want to invite you personally to join the AutoMax family. 

    Melinda Cruz

  • Kameron Knoll
    Sales Representative

  • Alan Staffa
    Sales Professional
    (505) 327-0500

    I've been with AutoMax from almost the beginning. I enjoy working here for the solid values I can provide for our customers based on selection, pricing, and available financing. I've been in the automotive industry for thirty years now, and AutoMax is the best store I have ever worked for. I enjoy Farmington for it's Diversity, Climate, Outdoors, and Great People.

  • Pat McAndrew
    Sales Consultant

    I'm originally from Farmington, I spent 7 years in the US. NAVY serving my country.  I have one son,  he is 24 years old.

    I have previously sold vehicles for about 6 years and I like the team here at Automax.  Come see me for savings on your next vehicle purchase.

  • John Hayes
    Sales Professional

       Let me introduce myself, my name is John Hayes and I've been in the car industry since 1988 and have enjoyed serving the people from the 4 corners area, evermore now that I work for Automax where they pride on customer service and loyalty to the community.  Like everyone else in our area I love hunting , fishing and horseback riding. Ciao

  • Mike Zawacki
    Sales Professional

    Say Hello to my little friend!

  • Shane Cates
    Sales Professional
    (505) 327-0500

    I have enjoyed serving customers for seven years now here in Four Corners. It has been my pleasure to help friends and family in their vehicle purchases. I look forward to meeting new friends and customers. My daughter is my pride and joy when I am not helping people with there auto purchases.

  • Allen Vigil
    Sales Professional

    I was an Educator for 8 1/2 years and recently have changed my career path. I have made a great and positive change by joining the team here at AutoMax. I was born and raised in Farmington N.M.. I graduated from Farmington High and received a Bachelors degree from Fort Lewis College.

  • Jarom Zufelt
    Detail Master

  • Ray Neal
    Master Tech

  • Rick Williams
    Service Technician
    (505) 327-0500

    I have been an Automotive Service Technician at AutoMax since December 2010. I have 25+ years of Dealership and Independent shop experience in Farmington NM & Tucson AZ. I have 4 grown daughters and 8 grandkids. In my free time I enjoy motorcycle riding, and fishing with my grand-kids in the summer.



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5220 East Main Street
Directions Farmington, NM 87402

  • Local Sales: (505) 436-3869

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