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
    Sales 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
    505-327-0500 ext. 131

    I have been working in the Automobile Industry for 7 years. This is the perfect career for me because I am passionate about cars and love helping people find the right vehicle that fits their wants and needs. There is no better feeling than driving your dream vehicle. I am saving up for a 1950's Chevrolet truck to fix up. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my dogs, driving my SRT, attending car shows, camping, fishing, and being outdoors.

  • 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.

  • 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. 



  • Kathy Coburn

    I started at Automax on June of 2014. I enjoy working for these 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.

  • Alex Orozco
    Internet Sales
    505-327-0500 ext. 136

  • Elizabeth Teran
    Service Adviser

  • Nathan Mcswain
    Sales Professional

  • Marshall Crawford
    Sales Professional

    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.

  • Aaron Hatch

  • Farrell Thomas

  • Josh Galvan
    Sales Professional

    Born in Texas, moved to California for awhile, and then moved to New Mexico to pursue my goal of a college degree. Graduated from San Juan College in 2009 and UNM in 2011. I'm humble, work hard for my customers, and have faith that carries me through each day! 

  • Jim Oliver
    Sales Representative

  • Jonathan Russel
    Sales Professional

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Will Nez

  • Ray Neal
    Master Tech



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Directions Farmington, NM 87402

  • Local Sales: (505) 436-3869

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