Staff


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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!!

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  • 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!

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  • Doug Wilson
    Service Advisor
    760-745-7551

    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.

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  • 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.  

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  • John Robertson
    Master Certified Service Consultant
    760.520.6121

    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.

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  • Travis Barban
    Service Advisor
    (760)520-6125

    Born and Raised in San Diego, Travis has been in the Automotive Industry since 2012. He started out as a parts delivery driver and has worked his way up as a Service Advisor here at Mossy Volkswagen and Mitsubishi.

    His passions include riding dirt bikes, golfing, and cheering on his hometown team the San Diego Padres. He values his time on days off with his wife Rachel and son Benjamin. ​

    He takes great pleasure in serving our valued customers here with the Mossy Team.

    TEXT: (858)375-9125  ​

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  • Kristine Asuncion
    Master Certified Warranty Administrator
    760.520.6135

    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.

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