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Meet the Staff of Colorado Auto Finders

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Ali Awada - President & CEO

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Ali Awada, the owner of Colorado Auto Finders, began business in 2001. He recently upgraded to a newer, bigger facility to accommodate demand. Since the move, Colorado Auto Finders has increased its inventory significantly and expanded its team as well. Mr. Awada firmly believes that customers are the focal point of a successful business. He works diligently to provide the best vehicle buying experience for customers at some of the most competitive prices in the Denver area.

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George Sourial - General Manager

720-787-4539 - gsourial@coloradoautofinders.com

George Sourial,  General Manager at Colorado Auto Finders, has been part of the Colorado Auto Finders family since 2017. Mr. Sourial has lived in Colorado for 25 years ago. He loves the beauty of the state and wide range of geography. Mr. Sourial has been in the automotive industry for 25 years. He enjoys meeting new people and providing them with quality cars at great prices. When Mr. Sourial is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 beautiful kids. You can also find him in the gym weight training or putting in miles cycling.

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Tania Bailey - Controller

720-787-4537 - tbailey@coloradoautofinders.com

Tania Bailey is the controller and has been a part of the Colorado Auto Finders family since 2005. Organization is her special superpower and she loves ensuring that our dealership is operating smoothly and effectively. When Mrs. Bailey is not working, she can often be found outdoors hiking and biking, volunteering at organizations for abused or neglected kids, or with her wonderful family.

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David Russman - Director of Operations

720-787-4541 - drussman@coloradoautofinders.com

David Russman is the sales manager of Colorado Auto Finders, and has been a part of the Colorado Auto Finders family since 2007. Mr. Russman originally moved to Colorado in 1992 and is happy to call it home. He has been in the automotive industry for 25 years and likes helping people meet their transportation needs.  In his spare time, Mr. Russman enjoys snowboarding & playing soccer, as well as spending time with family and friends!

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Kevin Mark - Service Manager

720-674-3585 - kmark@coloradoautofinders.com

Kevin Mark is originally from Arvada, Colorado. He was previously in education and has been in the automotive industry for the last five years. He completed automotive consulting and dealership training and is certified as an NCM associate. Kevin also enjoys tennis, CrossFit, and skiing. 

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Cliff Houser - Director of Sales

720-787-4547 - chouser@coloradoautofinders.com

Cliff Houser is excited to join the Colorado Auto Finders family as the Director of Sales. He has been in the automotive industry for 24 years. When he's not at work, you can find him spending time with his awesome children and French bulldog, traveling, golfing, or in the mountains. 

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Sean Russo - Finance Manager

720-787-4544 - srusso@coloradoautofinders.com

Sean Russo is the Finance Manager at Colorado Auto Finders. He moved around the country during his childhood and finally came to Colorado in 2002. His family loved it here so much that they decided to stay. Mr. Russo has been in the automotive industry for 9+ years now and is very passionate about cars and helping people. He is a big Broncos fan. He is also a fan of the Utah Jazz basketball team.

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Seraj Talebi - Executive Officer

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Seraj Talebi is proud to be a part of this AWESOME family called Colorado Auto Finders! He joined the team in early 2022, and loves his new family, away from family! Seraj started his Auto Industry Career at the age of 22, and has over 23 years of experience in this segment. He is always open to new ideas and tries to find new ways to make the process simpler, and more pleasant. He has a passion for Music, Photography, and Professional Gaming. Seraj thrives and lives for challenges, and loves solving problems. He has strong leadership skills, and is a team builder/player.

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John Oquendo - Automotive Acquisition

303-636-9000 - joquendo@coloradoautofinders.com

John "JP" Quendo is one of Colorado Auto Finders dedicated Auto Consultants. JP also works as a part time actor and can be seen on many of our commercials. When he's not finding his customers great cars at great deals or debuting on t.v., he can be found enjoying Colorado's beautiful terrain on a dirtbike. 

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T Lam - Automotive Acquisition

720-787-4548 - tlam@coloradoautofinders.com

Thien (T) Lam is a Colorado native and graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with a degree in Business Managements. He is excited to be in the automotive industry and treats all of his customers like family. In addition to cars, T is also passionate about photography and sports. T is a huge fan of the Denver Nuggets. 

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Tim Soule - Service Advisor

720-787-4552 - tsoule@coloradoautofinders.com

Tim Soule is originally from Nebraska, but has lived all over the Midwest. He has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years. When he is not at work, he enjoys hiking, working on cars, and spending time with his friends. 

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Lorene Muehe - Administrative Assistant

303-636-9000 - Lmuehe@coautofinders.com

Lorene Muehe is Colorado Auto Finders' receptionist. She is often the first face you see and the first person to greet you when you visit our dealership. When she is not at Colorado Auto Finders, she can be found camping or fishing with her son Riley. 

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Renee Loya - Automotive Consultant

720-787-4535 - rloya@coloradoautofinders.com

Renee Loya is originally from Utah, but grew up in Colorado. She is excited to join the automotive industry and is passionate about cars. When she's not at Colorado Auto Finders helping her clients find their dream cars, trucks, and SUVs, Renee can be found playing bass in one of her two Spanish alternative rock bands, Cherry St. or Azafran. 

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Karyssa Obney - Automotive Consultant

303-636-9000 - KObney@ColoradoAutoFinders.com

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Zee Zuwaini - Automotive Consultant

303-755-1598 - halzuwaini@coloradoautofinders.com

Zee Zuwaini is one of Colorado Auto Finders top sales consultants, and has received the Employee of the Month numerous times. He is a former professional soccer player and huge car enthusiast. Mr. Zuwaini is passionate and motivated, and takes great pride in helping all of his customers find the perfect vehicle to meet all their needs. 

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Phillip Shumate - Automotive Consultant

720-787-4554 - pshumate@coloradoautofinders.com

Phillip Shumate is one of the Automotive Consultants at Colorado Auto Finders, and has a background in financial services. As an Auto Consultant, he has found a passion for helping customers find the car that fits their budget and lifestyle! He is a family man, and a huge fan of all of Colorado's Sports Teams, especially the CU Buffs! Mr. Shumate has been in Colorado since the early 80s. 

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Jacob Summers - Automotive Consultant

720-787-4551 - jsummers@coloradoautofinders.com

Jacob Summers' passion for cars can be traced back to his early childhood. As an adult, Jacob remains an avid car enthusiast and is excited to help his customers find great vehicles at great prices. When he isn't at Colorado Auto Finders, Jacob enjoys spending time with family. He is also a huge Colorado Sports Fan and loves watching the Denver Nuggets and Broncos! 

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Eric Williams - Automotive Consultant

720-787-4543 - ewilliams@coloradoautofinders.com

Eric Williams has been with the Colorado Auto Finders family since June of 2014. If you need help, Mr. Williams is your go to guy! He is dedicated to finding the right car and the best deals for all his customers.

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Jesus Espino - Automotive Consultant

720-674-3587 - jespino@coloradoautofinders.com

Jesus Espino has a strong background in automotive sales and a passion for customer service. He is bilingual & speaks both Spanish & English (habla español y inglés). He has has two degrees and studied automotive mechanics and business. When Jesus is not helping his customers find their dream rides, he enjoys playing soccer, off roading, and spending time with his family. 

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Doug Haskins - Automotive Consultant

720-787-4546 - dhaskins@coloradoautofinders.com

Doug Haskins has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years and comes with a wealth of knowledge. Doug moved to here from North Carolina seven years ago. When Doug is not busy helping his customers at Colorado Auto Finders, he enjoys riding his Harley in the beautiful Colorado mountains and renovating his house. 

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John Morgan - Automotive Consultant

303-636-9000 - jmorgan@coloradoautofinders.com

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Andy Lato - Service Technician


Andy Lato was born in Wisconsin, but has called Colorado home for long enough to feel like a real native. He has been in the automotive industry for 26 years. When Andy is not at work he enjoys barbequing, spending time with his family and target shooting. 

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Casey Hart - Service Technician


Casey Hart has been working as a mechanic in the automotive industry for over 20 years. He is originally from Alabama, but is grateful to call Colorado his home. When Casey is not at work he enjoys spending time outdoors, hanging out with his kiddos, and racing RC cars. 

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Ralph Salgado - Service Technician


With 25 years of experience working on cars, Ralph's automotive skills are a treasure to behold!!  Outside of work, Ralph enjoys playing softball, going to baseball games, and riding his bicycle.  Can you ride your bicycle with no handlebars?  Ralph could give you a run for your money!  

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Tyler Johnson - Service Technician


Tyler Johnson is a Colorado native who has been in the automotive industry for 15 years. He is excited to join the Colorado Auto Finders team as a skilled technician. When he is not at work, Tyler enjoys spending time with his kids, racing RC cars, and rooting for his favorite hockey team, the Colorado Avalanche. 

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