Staff


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Management

Chris Carr
General Manager

Mr. Carr is the General Manager for Mazda of Jackson. Carr has been in this industry for twelve years. Mr. Carr has become the recipient of forty-six awards for Salesman of the Month and five-time award winner for Salesman of the Year. He is a father to three beautiful children (with one on the way), and an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

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Cassidy Carr
General Sales Manager

Cassidy Carr is the General Sales Manager for Mazda of Jackson. She has been in the Industry for a total of 7 years. Mrs. Carr is a mother of three with one on the way. While growing up she became an avid Jockey who received a silver medal in the Prestigious World's Championship Horse Show and awarded as Reserved Worlds Champion.

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Amanda Martin
Control Manager

Mrs. Martin is the Control Manager for Mazda of Jackson with six years of experience in her field. Amanda attended Riverside High School in the Delta where she cheered for three years and became the Head Capitan Cheerleader two years running. Amanda has been married for ten years to her husband, who is a retired veteran of our U.S. Military. They have two children. She is also a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan.

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Sales

Will Scott
Sales Manager

Will Scott is the Sales Manager for Mazda of Jackson and has more than sixteen years of experience in our industry. Scott worked strenuously to achieve his Jim Moran & Associates INC. Finance Certification during his career. He is a father to three wonderful children. During his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Valerie Derriso
Customer Relations Specialist

Valerie Derriso is married to Tyler Derriso, a First Responder for Pearl Ms. She is the Customer Relations Specialist for Mazda of Jackson and has been a part of the industry for ten years. She is an entrepreneur at heart who is the founder of Wood Designs by Yours Truly and Tabilou's Boutique.  Mrs. Derriso holds a two-year Certificate of Studies from Mobile Masters Commission, and is a two-year Mentor and Graduate of Alabama Teen Challenge 2007-2009.

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Joshua Hall
Client Advisor

Joshua Hall has been the Client Advisor for Mazda of Jackson for the last 6 years. Hall holds a B.A from Southern Miss and an Associate's Degree from Colin Community College. In Joshua's spare time, he is a family man who enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Tanishia Williams
Inventory Accounting Specialist

Tanishia Williams, who has served in our industry for three years, is the Inventory Accounting Specialist for Mazda of Jackson. She holds a degree as a Certified Medical Assistant from Virginia College. Mrs. Williams is a mother of two, and a grandmother to two wonderful grandchildren, named Aaliyah & Trey.

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Jeremy Tkach
Certified Sales Representative

Jeremy Tkack is soon-to-be-married, and has been the Certified Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson for the past 4years. Tkack holds a B.A degree from Belhaven University and hosts Central Mississippi Car Shows for Cars and Coffee.

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Lawrence Thompson
Internet Sales Representative

Lawrence Thompson is a certified Internet Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson. He was the recipient of the Salesman of the Year in 2016. He is a father of two with seventeen years of experience in our industry. Thompson enjoys reading in his quiet time.

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Chance Chansley
Sales Representative

Chance Chansley is a father of five and the Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson. He is also a Special Forces veteran for the U.S. Army. Chansley enjoys modifying custom cars and has become a World Traveler.

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Christopher Cotten
Sales Representative

Cotton, a father of one, is the Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson and has served in our industry for 3 years. He has won the Salesman of the Month two times running. Cotten holds a B.A from Mississippi State University. He is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and loves to fish.

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Jason Daniels
Sales Representative

Daniels is a Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson. Daniels hold a vocational degree in mechanics from Hinds Community College. Since then he has gained sixteen years of experience in his field with three years as a Service Advisor (SA). Mr. Daniels is an avid college football & NASCAR fan.

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Grady Portera
Sales Representative

Portera, a father of three, is the purchaser Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson. With sixteen years of experience in our industry, he has won Salesman of the Year two times running, proving that Customer Satisfaction is his number one goal.

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Willie Stuckey
Sales Representative

Willie Stuckey, a father of three, is the Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson. He has been in the industry for twenty-six years. Stuckey as won Salesman of the Year 15 times and Salesman of the Month thirty times. He loves to skate and meet new people.

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De'Andro Weatherby
Sales Representative

Weatherby is a Sales Representative for Mazda of Jackson. Weatherby is our two times reiterate Salesman of the Year for 2017 & 2018. During his thirteen-year sales experience, he has become a father to two beautiful children named Kylan and Jayden. In Mr. Weatherby's spare time he engages in golf and basketball.

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Kellie Blackerby
Professional Assistant

Kellie Blackerby, a mother of one to Landon Kade, has served in our industry for three years. She is our Professional Assistant at Mazda of Jackson. In seventh grade, Mrs. Blackerby had her poem published, and competed in 4H Competitive Horse Racing, as well. Mrs. Blackerby is also a hairstylist who received her Certification from Virginia College.

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Darlene Cross
Title Clerk

Mrs. Cross is a married mother of two and Grandmother to two. She has been the Title Clerk for Mazda of Jackson for the last six years. She graduated as an Honor student at Pearl High School and holds an A.D. at Hinds Community College. She enjoys fishing for catfish in her spare time.

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Finance

Kyle Cockrell
Finance Manager

Kyle Cockrell is the Finance Manager for Mazda of Jackson. He's been at our dealership for seven years. Kyle was Salesman of the Year for 2013 & 2014. Following that, he was promoted to Floor Manager and now serves as the Finance Manager. Kyle attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Madison, MS. He holds a Political Science degree and an MBA from Mississippi State University.  In his spare time, he runs races and plays soccer.

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Cody Majors
Subprime Finance manager

Majors is the Subprime Finance Manager for Mazda of Jackson, with one year experience in our industry. Majors is a six-year, three-time veteran overseas for the U.S Army National Guard. Majors is a father of two and is soon to be married this fall. He has been an avid Boston Red Sox fan since he was born. 16.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

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Service

Byran Powers
Service Advisor

Byran Powers is the Service Advisor for Mazda of Jackson, and has been in our industry for twenty years. In his spare time, Mr. Powers likes to hunt and fish. He also played basketball and baseball for Pearl High School. In his spare time he enjoys going to the beach.

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Sarah Thornton
Service Advisor

Sarah Thornton, a married, mother of one, is the Service Advisor for Mazda of Jackson. She is a three-time award winner for Salesman of the Month. In high school Mrs. Thornton helped lead her basketball team to become MAI's Basketball Champions in 2008 & 2009 at East Rankin Academy.

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David "Bones" Bonner
Lead Shop Forum & Master Technician

Bones is a married, father of two who has been in the industry for the last 26 years as our Lead Shop Forum and Master Technician. He has been the recipient of the 'Fix It Right The First Time' award. Mr. Bonner was able to get his A.S.E Certification through the MTECH Program at Hinds Community College in 1995-1998.

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Jimmy Patterson
Certified Service Manager

Jimmy Patterson, a father of two, is the Certified Service Manager for Mazda of Jackson. In Patterson's thirty-six-year career he has been awarded the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) for his perpetuated excellence in accommodation and customer gratification. Patterson has been espoused to the love of his life, Mrs. Linda Patterson, going on thirty-seven years. Mr. Patterson is also a grandfather of one, with one on the way, who enjoys water sports in his spare time.

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Daniel Edwards
Certified Automotive Technician

Edwards is the Certified Automotive Technician for Mazda of Jackson. He has served in our industry for ten years. Edwards has received 1st. Place in the State Championship for Triple AAA Automotive Scales Scholarship. He was able to complete two years at Hinds Community College. Edwards went on another two years at Holmes Community College where he Graduated.

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Elliott Huizar
Certified Automotive Technician

Huizar is a six-year Certified Automotive Technician for Mazda of Jackson. Huizar was the Left Defensive Tackle on the Medina High School football team and played Outfielder for their baseball team. Recently relocated to Mississippi from upstate New York, in look for something new. His hobbies consist of reconstructing his 1997 Z71 automobile, and playing music. Elliott has been playing the trumpet, piano, bass, and guitar since middle school.

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Justin Luckett
Certified Automotive Technician

Justin Luckett is the Certified Automotive Technician for Mazda of Jackson. He devotes his leisure to hunting and fishing.

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Lamar McGhee
Certified Automotive Technician

Lamar McGhee is a Certified Automotive Technician for Mazda of Jackson. McGhee has served our Company for the last four years. Lamar is the first place, twelve-time champion in the 800 Meter Dash at South Pike High School. Additionally, he played Linebacker for their football team. Mr. McGhee's hobbies include welding, and Drag Racing at Lucas Finish Line Drag Way.

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John Operle
Certified Automotive Technician

John Operle has been the Certified Automotive Technician for Mazda of Jackson for the last six years. For amusement, John mud bogs and rock crawls.

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Anshun Steele
Certified Automotive Technician

Anshun Steele is a six-year Certified Automotive Technician for Mazda of Jackson. Mr. Steele is a married, father of one. He is an avid Big Game hunter and a K9 consultant.

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Parts

Bonnie Myers
Certified Parts Manager

Bonnie Myers is a grandfather of five. He is the Certified Parts Manager for Mazda of Jackson, and has worked in the industry for twenty-six years.

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Bryndan Blasingame
Parts Advisor

Bryndan Blasingame has been the Parts Advisor for Mazda of Jackson for the last two years. He holds a B.S, B.A at Southern Miss. Bryndan is an avid Boston Red Sox and New Orleans Saints fan. His goal is to visit all 50 States by the end of his career.

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Kyle Ingram
Technician & Certified Parts Specialist

Kyle Ingram has served in our industry for the past nine years as a Technician and Certified Parts Specialist. Mr. Ingram collects arachnid spiders, his favorite being the Black Widow. In his spare time, Ingram likes to rebuild computers and cross stitch.

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Tarosia Stokes
Certified Parts Specialist

Tarosia Stokes has served in our industry for the last ten years as our Certified Parts Specialist. In his spare time he hosts Car Shows for Lexani, and mentors our youth and teens nationwide.

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