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Guy grew up in San Diego and attended St. Didacus Elementary School in Normal Heights, St. Augustine and Hoover High Schools. After high school Guy joined the U. S. Army and had duty in Germany and Korea.
In May of 1982, Guy joined his brother Lee and became a partner in the new growing Coos Bay Toyota.
Guy has worked in all departments, starting in Parts and Service, then Sales, Finance and Management.
In 1988, Guy became the President and General Manager.
Guy met his wife, Janet, when they were in grade school. Years later, they met again at a Hoover High School reunion, the love was still there and they soon married.
Janet just recently retired as a nurse practitioner at Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda, California, where she worked in Pediatric Oncology.
Guy is a member of the local Rotary and serves on the board of the Toyota Dealer Association.
Guy and his Corgis, "Gracie" and Duci are the voices of Coos Bay Toyota.
Lee and Marica Hawthorne have both been in the auto industry for 45+ years and have owned Coos Bay Toyota for over 30 years. Understanding the importance of innovating for future consumer needs; from online presence to new customer oriented processes and express services. They have expanded the business from the original 9 employees to 44 today to ensure a quality customer experience.
Michelle started with Coos Bay Toyota in 2011 as a phone operator & greeter. She impressed us with her skill to effectively work with partnering companies, attention to detail, and plan events. Her ability to put her foot down mixed with her quick wit and sense of humor has been a big part of ensuring clean safe vehicles are available for our customers and the atmosphere is fun and lively for everyone either working at or visiting Coos Bay Toyota.
Amanda Fitzlaff started with Coos Bay Toyota in 2013. She came from another auto dealership with background in book keeping. She began as our greeter until the Business Manager position opened up and in that short time we knew she was the right person to fill the spot. Amanda is the very best at getting the paperwork done quick and correct every time. We look forward to working with Amanda for a long time to come.
Ali was part of the first Smiling Dog Cafe crew and she was promoted to Manager in 2015. She likes to get very creative when it comes to baked goods and our customers really enjoy the energy she brings to the dealership lounge with her creatively thought out baked goods, the festive decorations, and the overall atmosphere she has worked hard on being able to provide.
Kelly Milburn joined out team December of 09. Kelly's career in the auto industry started in 1986 with Main St. Auto Mart and has brought a lot of knowledge to the table. He takes pride in treating every customer like they are part of his extended family.
Steve joined Coos Bay Toyota Sales staff in 2007 and quickly become a Master Certified Sales Consultant from Toyota USA. Steve's hard work has made him one of the few Master Certified in the Northwest Region. Marcus, his oldest son also works with the company in the parts department.
Israel (Izzy) Perez joined our team February of 2012. Izzy was born in Mexico and moved to Coos County at the age of two. He graduated Marshfield High School in 2003. Shortly after he married his high school sweet heart, Nicole. They have three beautiful children together and are active in the community. As the youngest of four, Izzy was raised that family, hard work, and dedication are extremely important.
Sheri Banes started her journey with Coos Bay Toyota in January of 2011. She shows empathy in her personality and she cares about the business and she cares about the customer which is one of the qualities about her that made us choose her to be our Customer Relations Manager. She also shows a natural ability for computer graphics and has interest in furthering her web design abilities.
Andrea Maine started working for Coos Bay Toyota in April of 2015. She has lived in Mexico where she became fluent in Spanish just as much as she is in English. She has a natural ability to help our customers find what they are looking for in person, on the phone, via emails, and chat. She comes to work everyday with a positive attitude and is a pleasure to work with.