Meet The Porsche Bellevue Team


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  • Kjell D. Schei
    Dealer Principal
    (425) 412-4114

    Kjell Schei is the Dealer Principal/ GM of Porsche Bellevue, Kjell moved back to his original store after he opened the new Porsche Flagship store in Irvine California for AutoNation and for Porsche North America.

    Kjell was fully responsible for the building of the state of the art Porsche Bellevue store in Washington from acquisition of the property through construction and grand opening. With that prior recent experience, he was asked in April 2017 to oversee the completion of the Porsche Irvine project. Kjell has a been with the brand for 23years, He shares the passion for the brand and has owned several Porsche's including his first Porsche was a 93 RS America. Kjell' s philosophy is simple "There is nothing more important than a Customer."

    Kjell holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and Business Administration from Seattle University. Kjell is a graduate of NADA Dealer Academy 1997, Porsche Executive International Dealer Academy 2015, and AutoNation General Manager University 2017. He also holds a Private Pilot's license and a Coast Guard maritime 100-ton license. Kjell is married with two grown children and enjoys his free time flying his 1957 de Havilland Beaver float plane and powerboating in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

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  • Eric Lee
    New Car Sales Manager
    (425) 452-3200

    Eric brings over 26 years of Porsche Passion to Porsche Bellevue. He concentrates on providing the Porsche Experience and guiding every customer on their Porsche journey. His first Porsche fascination came when he heard the unique sound of a new Porsche 911 driving away from his high school graduation.


    His fascination and passion finally came together in 1990 at Bellevue Porsche. The dealership was later acquired by Jimmy Barrier and became Barrier Porsche. In the beginning, Barrier Porsche was not big enough to have a standalone store, so Eric was also involved as a Sales manager for the Audi, Jaguar, Lotus, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and Lamborghini franchises in addition to Porsche. These experiences helped shape Eric's customer service skills as Porsche expanded into its own facility. Eric was finally allowed to focus just on Porsche. When Eric is not driving the sales department, he keeps busy with his wife and son and two Chihuahua's, Moto and Paco.

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  • Matthew Thacker
    Sales Manager
    (425) 452-3211

    Matthew's passion for motorsport came about at a young age when he received his first Power Wheels toy on his 5th birthday…a Big Foot monster truck replica. That same year, while driving his Power Wheels toy around the clubhouse of the golf course that his father managed, Matthew noticed that all of the golfers needed scorecards and pencils; and that they were free. He hatched a plan: Steal their inventory of scorecards and pencils, and sell them back to the golfers. A career in sales was born!   Since those early days, Matthew has gone on to race motorcycles, rally cars, and manage a rally team. He has owned many German vehicles (and one Toyota pick-up truck). He enjoys his time away from work with his wife Jennifer, their dog Meeka and cat Jessa. He is also an avid woodworker and relishes his time in his woodshop.

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  • Stephen Hackett
    Certified Brand Ambassador
    (425) 452-3208

    Stephen has been enthusiastically delivering smiles and excitement at Bellevue Porsche for 11 years and he is recognized as one of 200 Certified Porsche Global Brand Ambassadors.

    His goal is to make the experience of buying the car engaging, spectacular and memorable!  Regardless of whether it is your first Porsche or 50th, my sales approach is consultative, genial and fun. I strive to get my clients the right car and then thoroughly teach them how to operate and enjoy it for 100% satisfaction.

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  • Horst Kiessling
    Brand Ambassador
    (425) 990-2112

    Growing up in West Berlin, Germany I have been enamored with Porsche at an early age. As a certified Global Porsche Brand Ambassador, I enjoy providing my customers with the Porsche experience during and after their vehicle acquisition. On my time off I like to drive and work on my vintage Porsche race car. I have been with Porsche since 2014 and I am a member of the Porsche Club of America and the Pacific Northwest region. I enjoy everything Porsche, so if you see me at a Porsche or PNWR event come to say hello.

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  • Rob Williamson
    Brand Ambassador
    (425) 990-2111

    Rob is a Seattle native who has always had a fascination with anything with a motor. Planes, automobiles, motorcycles, and boats fill his spare time. After obtaining his commercial and instrument pilots license in Moses Lake WA, Rob graduated from the aviation program at the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Studies. Flying aerobatic maneuvers and traveling to lakes in floatplanes are some of his favorite types of flying. 


    Rob has always been an automobile enthusiast and has enjoyed participating in many different car club events, races, and autocross over the years. When not taking care of his customers from Porsche Bellevue, he may be found tinkering with his vintage cars and motorcycles or enjoying his passion for entertaining with food and wine, cooking with Maria for friends and family.

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  • Denis Navas
    Sales Professional
    (425) 452-3212

    Denis Navas is a Sales and Leasing Consultant with over 16 years in auto sales in the Seattle Bellevue area. Most of that time was spent as a product specialist with the Audi brand. Denis is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a graduate from the University of Washington Foster School Of Business. He has a passion for cars, motorcycles, and guitars. He has the experience and the outgoing personality that will make your Porsche purchase a truly memorable experience.

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  • Ronald Rae
    Internet Sales Professional
    (425) 412-4114

    A Montana native, Ron moved to Washington to attend undergrad and law school at Gonzaga University. After 11-years of practice, Ron realized he prefers showrooms to courtrooms and joined the Porsche Bellevue team in 2014. His passion for the Porsche brand started with the Porsche Boxster. He has since enjoyed the Cayenne Turbo and Macan purchases he has made but is secretly awaiting the day for his triplets to go to college so he can reward himself with a 911 Targa 4S.

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  • Justin Wilson
    Sales Professional
    (425) 412-4114

    Justin is a Bellevue native who has always had a passion for motorsports and the Porsche brand. His introduction to Porsche was at the age of 11 when he went for his first ride in a 911.  From there, he became a championship-winning Jet skier and shifter Kart racer. He transitioned into racing Porsche GT3 Cup cars and recently finished 7th place in the Time Attack 1 class at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Justin became a lifetime member of the "3:41 Club" at the Virginia City Hillclimb in a 996 GT3 in 2011.  He worked on Indy Car, Super Touring and Nascar professional racing teams and managed one of the largest privately-owned Ferrari and Porsche collections in the world. 

    Away from motorsports, he loves to spend time with his wife Nicole. They spend their free time exploring back roads on the west coast and traveling as much as possible. He is a PCA member and has been a driving coach for multiple car clubs in the NW for many years.

    He loves meeting new clients and finding them the Porsche of their dreams.

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  • Lena Lang
    Sales Professional
    (425) 412-4114

    Lena has been with Porsche for almost two years now.  Prior to that, she was working for Audi. A graduate of the University of Washington, Lena was born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle. She has an interest in fast cars, hiking and the outdoors, and sports. 


    In her spare time, she loves to drive her car and go on day trips to beaches or do scenic drives.  Lena loves working for Porsche not only for the cars but because she loves helping people realize their childhood dream of owning a Porsche.

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  • Matt Hobden
    Sales Professional
    (425) 412-4114

    Matt, who grew up in South West Florida, has been involved in the automotive industry throughout his career. He previously worked at Germain Lexus in the sales, finance, and service departments


    He recently graduated at Lynn University in Boca Raton with a degree in International Business. He has now reached his goal of working for an exclusive flagship dealer and is working as a sales representative with his Porsche team. He enjoys making your experience here one to remember.

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  • Ahren Hartzel
    Sales Professional
    (408) 429-9007

    With over 11 years of experience in the luxury automotive industry, on both the sales and service sides, Ahren brings a wealth of knowledge and an unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional client experience. Whether you're looking for a Cayenne or a 911 GT3 RS Ahren will tailor his efforts to your exact needs ensuring a great match every time

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  • Dale Montz
    Sales Professional
    (425) 591-7826

    I am a local Issaquah home town boy. I graduated from Issaquah high school and still live in Issaquah to this day. My wife and I and our dog, Gracie, love to spend our time off in our RV and spend long weekends with our RV Club. I have owned two Porsches and hope to have another one soon!

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  • Megan Papsis
    Product Specialist
    (425) 412-4114

    Megan's love for cars began when she was little watching her grandfather build Hot Rods. The love continued in high school when she took two years of auto shop. Now, every year, she attends the LA auto show to learn about the upcoming vehicles for the year. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Professional Writing to become a content writer for the vehicle's she loves.

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  • Ashley Lohnes
    Finance Manager
    (425) 637-5565

    Ashley started out under the Barrier Group over 7 and a half years ago. She worked as an assistant then moved into sales at the Mercedes Store. Most of her experience comes from the Mercedes Brand, but when offered a promotion to come to Porsche as the Finance Manager she jumped at the opportunity. With a love for Cars, hiking and her French Bull dog name Theodore Pawsverlt, she is eager to be part of the team.

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  • Brandon Kawachi
    Finance Manager
    (425) 52-3234

    Brandon started his career in the automotive industry 6 years ago, at a Ford dealership in Dallas, Texas. As his career progressed, so did his love for the German luxury automobiles. He moved to a position with BMW of Dallas, where he eventually became a CFS manager.    Most recently Brandon chose to further his career by accepting a position as CFS manager at Porsche Bellevue. An opportunity to manage one of the most iconic brands in the automobile industry-Porsche has been a dream come true. He looks forward to meeting and assisting customers at Porsche Bellevue. To create a remarkable experience.    He was born and raised in Washington and excited to join the Porsche Bellevue team. In his free time, he loves to be outdoors and adventuring with his two dogs.

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  • Jamie Johannessen
    Service Manager
    (425) 452-3243

    Jamie has over 20 years' experience in the automotive business with various different brands. He is very excited to embark on his new experience here at Porsche Bellevue and bring all of his passion for vehicles to this service department. Jamie was born and raised in the greater Seattle area. He enjoys spending his free time, boating, fishing and spending time with his daughters. Jamie attended Western Washington University for Business management and has spent most of his life in this area. Jamie really enjoys working hand and hand with his customers in order to build a lasting relationship, a feel of comfort, and trust.  "The most important piece of my job is my customers knowing that I am going to do all I can to help them out"

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  • Ty Garner
    Customer Experience Manager
    (425) 452-3204

    Ty was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington. Being recognized as a Globally Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador, he has been involved in the automotive industry for 2 years, starting his career with BMW in sales, making the transition to service with Porsche as the Customer Relations Manager.He is currently enrolled at Bellevue college, making the transition to The University of Washington for the Foster School of Business. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, surfing, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. Ty has a passion for the Porsche brand because he recognizes the value his clients have for their vehicles, striving to make every visit memorable.

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  • Nicole Pascua
    Service Advisor
    (425) 412-4114

    Nicole is a Professional Service Advisor who brings over 14 years of automotive experience to Porsche. She started her career with Barrier Motors and continued to gain experience and knowledge through various high line stores, until returning to Porsche full circle. Her favorite part of her job is, of course, the cars, but mostly, it is the interactions with her clients.

    Growing up in the Pacific Northwest she enjoys anything in the outdoors. Her favorite pastimes are mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, cooking, and relaxing with her husband and two children.

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  • Matt Moody
    Service Advisor
    (425) 412-4114

    Matt is a born car enthusiast who has a business degree from the University of Washington. He used his business knowledge to excel within the service department of multiple mechanic shops and dealerships. Matt is known for his extensive knowledge, he has worked on everything that has an engine from bikes to boats. Today, Matt puts his full attention into caring for his clients as a Global Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador at Porsche Bellevue and is ready to have a conversation about any vehicle that rolls in. 

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  • Justin Monson
    Service Advisor
    (425) 452-3220

    Justin Monson is back as a service advisor here at Porsche Bellevue. With 16 years of Porsche brand experience in the after sales side of the dealership, his passion for the brand is only surpassed by his passion for great customer service. As he puts it "Every car in my care I treat as if my wife was driving my kids around in it."   During his spare time, he spends time with his wife of 15 years, his two boys, and his three dogs.   Come on in and welcome him back to the team.

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  • Landon Ivy
    Service Advisor
    (425) 452-3207

    Landon Ivy currently works as a service advisor for Porsche Bellevue. Before becoming an advisor, he worked as an automotive technician for Porsche, Toyota, and Chevrolet dealerships. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology while gaining tech experience working at the University's auto shop. With more than five years working as a technician, gaining valuable experience and certifications, Landon has transitioned to being a service advisor because of his passion for interacting with people and talking about cars. When not talking about Porsche's and helping clients, Landon enjoys working on his own personal car and spending time with his wife and miniature schnauzer at home. He also enjoys a good iced coffee and traveling to tropical places.

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  • Jim Hughes
    Parts Manager
    (425) 637-7285

    Jim is a Pacific NW native and has been in the automotive industry for the past 24 years.  He has been with Porsche for the past three years and loves the passion that this brand brings.  In his spare time, you will find him riding his motorcycle, flying his radio controlled airplanes and spending time with his family.

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  • Dean Algaw
    Parts Specialist
    425-412-4114

    Dean grew up in Southern California. He ended up moving to Seattle to run a good friend's automotive business and has now been in the automotive industry for over 25 years. He has been working for Porsche for the last year and a half. He is prided that he is now working around the greatest sports car in history. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids, and being a "12" for the Seattle Seahawks.

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  • Kevin Lewis
    Parts Specialist
    (425) 452-3219

    Kevin has been in Porsche parts for 9 years, he has a wealth of information both new and old in the Porsche line. We have many guests compliment us on how much they enjoy working with Kevin, always going the extra mile to make sure the customer has everything they need. You may find him at one of the local Porsche Club Events as he is always first in line to volunteer his time to help there.

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  • Vincent Giannola
    Parts Specialist
    425-412-4114

    Vincent has always been the one to take initiative and make himself a team player. As a child he spent most of his time volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He learned his skills in leadership, teamwork, and survival and put it towards the automotive industry. Vincent has been in the industry over a decade now as a porter, technician, parts associate, and a service writer. During his free time away from auto industry he focuses on fitness, biking, family and friends.

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  • Ashley Frame
    Warranty Administrator
    (425) 412-4114

    Ashley's interest for cars sparked from her families involvement in the car business. She took her interest into the service and warranty side of the business and now has 8 years of automotive knowledge. During those eight years she learned her experience from several different dealerships before landing the job at Porsche Bellevue. She shows her passion for Porsche through her growing Porsche Hot Wheel collection. In her free time Ashley enjoys hiking and the most spending time with her daughter.


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Get to know Porsche Bellevue

Porsche Bellevue is more than your local Porsche dealership. We are part of the community. Our knowledgeable and passionate team members are here to assist you in anyway possible. Whether you are searching for a new Porsche for sale, looking to service your vehicle, or simply want to stop by and check out our incredible showroom, we are here to help. Our goal is to make every visit pleasant and productive. As active members of the community, we understand the importance of creating a friendly and comfortable environment.

Feel free to browse our extensive Porsche inventory online. If you see a vehicle that piques your interest, give us a call at 425-412-4114 to schedule a test drive. Our team is dedicated to helping you get behind the wheel of a Porsche today!



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