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  • Michael Estes
    Service Director
    (760) 745-7551 : Ext. 41108

    Michael Estes Born and Raised in Southern California has been in the automotive business over 20 years. Michael's Father worked with Volkswagen since the 1970s so to say the least Volkswagen has been a huge part of his life. Michael's first vehicle was a 1987 Volkswagen Fox.

    On the weekends Michael enjoys the outdoors camping, cruising his Jeep and spending time with his Wife.

    Michael has spent time with Mercedes Benz, Infiniti, and Toyota. He enjoys leading people, creating a Positive work environment and cultivating his team to be the best. Customer Satisfaction is his # 1 Priority. Feel free to stop by and say hello!!

  • Sean Smith
    Service Advisor
    (760) 745-7551 Ext. 41122

    Native Southern Californian, Sean has been in the Automotive Industry for 18 years & has faceted almost every position in service.

    Sean's first car was a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle & his vast knowledge of the automotive industry stems from working w/ brands like Saab, Volvo, & Toyota as well as others.

    His Passions are Off Road motorsports, Aerial Photography, & enjoying a day at the beach. He also loves assisting his wife in coaching his 3 daughters with softball.

    He is proud to be part of the Mossy Team & would love to help assist you on your next visit!

  • Doug Wilson
    Service Advisor

    Doug Wilson, a native to Southern California all my life, 30 years. From Los Angeles county to San Diego county. A very hard worker, he has Been around the automotive industry since he was crawling in his grandfather's transmission shop while still in diapers. He has worked in multiple different dealerships. Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Chevrolet just to name a few.

    Doug was previously a Recon Technician prior to being a service advisor. He worked for UPS as well. In his free time, He love's cooking, wrenching on his cars, playing games and is a big movie buff. Family is his life. His wife and two kids are what makes him tick.

  • Alex Hooten
    Service Advisor
    760-745-7551 ext 41119

    Alex has been in the automotive business since 2009 and has worked in every aspect of the business.  He has worked for many different automotive companies ranging from Dodge, Kia, Volkswagen, BMW, and Mitsubishi.  He enjoys working on vehicles in his spare time and rebuilding classic motorcycles and cars.  He owns a 1964 Chevy Nova drag car he built from the ground up.  He is also a huge VW enthusiast and has built many Beetle's and Baja Bug's, one being featured in Hot VW's magazine. 

    When he's not working, or working on vehicles, he is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife and son.  

  • John Robertson
    Master Certified Service Consultant

    John has been a car guy as long as he can remember. He jacked up his mother's car with the bumper jack when he was 5 years old. He overhauled his first VW engine when he was 17 (it was a beetle and had semaphore turn signals), and built his first VW dune buggy when he was 21.  At 20 he began working at a local garage and learned about restoration and repair of various models of cars. He even worked on a 1928 Packard Touring car! That inspired him to figure out a way to make some extra money doing what he loved to do.

    He restored his first Porsche 1953 bent window coupe, followed by a 1960D Roadster which, after being sold, became the down payment for our first house. Throughout the years he has owned three VW Beetles, and a diesel Rabbit that took them on many long road trips during the gas crisis. After turning wrenches for many years, I decided that he wanted to keep his hands clean and become a service advisor.

    John enjoys working with the public, especially those customers who love their cars and love sharing their experiences. Some of his customers have been working with him for over 20 years, and he has enjoyed learning about their families and their cars.

  • Chris Osborn
    Master Certified Service Consultant

    Chris, born in Mesa, AZ, has lived his entire life in SoCal. His younger years in Buena Park, high school years in Apple Valley/Hesperia, and for almost 20 years here in San Diego.  He has since settled down in the beautiful city of Poway with his wife Christina, daughter Sydney, and their fur baby Han.

    Chris has been driving, customizing, modifying, fixing, and enjoying Volkswagens even before getting a driver's license.  He learned how to drive in a 1972 camper (a classic orange "pop top").  He has owned a 1974 Super Beetle, 1968 Cal Bug, 1998 New Beetle, 2006 Audi A6Q 2.7T, 2013 Passat & 2015 Passat.  At one time his family had 6 VDubs! WOW!

    Away from work, you can find Chris spending time with his family, traveling and exploring new places. They go to all types of auto shows and racing events, and even our riding on his Yamaha V-Star with his wife and daughter next to him on their Spyder.  He is also accomplished in all kinds of outdoor sports.

    Chris started to work for Volkswagen in February of 2000.  Beginning his automotive career as a lube tech, he quickly became a Master Volkswagen Technician, and then advanced to Shop Foreman. He was then given the opportunity to work in the parts department, quickly becoming a parts specialist, and then Assistant Parts Manager.  Now he finds himself as a Master Certified Service Advisor.

    Chris strives to give his best at work. He prides himself with being able to give a high level of honesty and integrity to his customers and co-workers.  He does this by passing on the knowledge he has gathered over the years.

  • Kristine Asuncion
    Master Certified Warranty Administrator

    Kristine was born and raised in Southern California and cannot picture living anywhere else.  She has been in the automotive business for over 10 years, 6 of those years with Volkswagen.

    In her spare time, you can find her with her boyfriend or her family and friends.  Her goal is to travel to as many places as they can, and she is up to trying anything new and exciting.

    Kristine believes your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.  She pursues life, both professionally and personally, with this in mind; and it shows here at Mossy Volkswagen.

  • Aidee Peralta
    Loaner Coordinator/Service Administrative Assistant

    Aidee was born and raised in Southern California and doesn't see herself moving anywhere else.  She is easy to get along with, out-going, and very family orientated. 

    Her dad has been in the automotive industry ever since she was born, and this is what got her interested in the automotive business. Aidee received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from California State University San Marcos so she hopes that this could be the industry that she can potential grow and have a career in.

    Outside of work you will see her with her friends, family, in dance class, or being "dance mom" to her younger sister. 

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