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A little bit about me:
I grew up in San Diego. My family owned a Mexican Food Restaurant called Lucita's; it was amazing. My mom was a Travel Agent.
In High School, I swam on the Swim Team and played Water Polo (I also had "Surf P.E." for first period; Torrey Pines High School was pretty "Socal" ;).
I moved to Arizona in 2003 to attend Arizona State University. When I graduated, as is often the case in my industry, I "stumbled into the car business." But I didn't sell cars at just any car dealership; I sold cars at Avondale Toyota. Avondale Toyota was founded on a single basic principle: Never lie, cheat, or steal. When Avondale Toyota opened in 2003, they had one simple goal: to change the car business.
Fast forward 13 years and here we are. We opened our 2nd Toyota dealership (One Toyota) in February 2010 and as a result of both stores' success, our unique way of doing business, and our belief in complete transparency, we have earned a tremendous amount of notoriety along the way.
Personally, I have an amazing wife, Monique, who is truly my better half. I have a perfect daughter, Marlowe, who turned 2 in February and a second little girl on the way, due at the end of June. To round out the "quintessential American Family," we have a golden retriever named Roscoe; he's the man.
Where you're from: Born in Germany, Raised in Russia, Siberia
Languages you speak: English, Russian, Mandarin
What you do for fun: work at One Toyota
Something interesting about you: I love snowboarding and Lake Tahoe
Favorite Movie: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Book: Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (Classic Russian Literature)
Favorite Quote: "The only person you have anything to prove to is yourself" AND "Some people dream of success. Others wake up early and work hard at it."
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Where you're from: Castro Valley, CA
Languages you speak: English
What you do for fun: Harley riding, traveling
Something interesting about you: I take my dog, Terror, to dog resorts.
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite quote: A goal is a dream with a deadline.
From: Fiji Islands
Languages: English, Hindi, urdu
What do you do for fun: Travel, watch sports, outdoor activities
Favorite book: The Gift of Attitude
Where you're from: Ethiopia
Languages you speak: English, Arabic, Ethiopian, and Tigrigna
What you do for fun: a lot
Favorite movie: Heat, The Bourne Series
Favorite book: Words with Myself by Nelson Mandela
Favorite quote: Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
Where you're from: Vietnam
Languages you speak: English, Vietnamese
What you do for fun: Play soccer, watch sports, outdoor activities
Favorite movie: Bruce Lee movies
Where you're from: Afghanistan.
Languages you speak: English, Dari/Farsi and Urdu.
What you do for fun: Working out, Going to the Movies, Going out with Friends and spend time with family.
Something interesting about you: I love Hiking.
Favorite Movie: Inception.
Favorite Quote: "If you believe, you can achieve"
Where you're from: Canton, China
Languages you speak: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
What you do for fun: racing, drifting
Something interesting about you: I have a 7 mo old baby boy name Bosco
Favorite movie: Need for Speed
Favorite book: "The Day that Turned Your Life Around" by Jim Rohn
Favorite quote: Don't wich it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less chanllenge, wish for more wisdom.
Where you're from: Iraq
Languages you speak: Arabic, English, little French
What you do for fun: Spend time out with my family, watch movies, play soccer
Something interesting about you: Tell me what you want and go to sleep; you wake up you find it done with my best. Also I am always student in this life
Favorite movie: 300...wow if you believe it then you can do it that's why
Favorite book: The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations by David Wilcock
Favorite quote: The Universe is not centered about me. Thus never give up when times get hard, it's just a new lesson to learn.
Where you're from: Berwick, PA
Languages you speak: English
What you do for fun: Sell cars
Something interesting about you: Recent graduate of Penn State University
Favorite Movie: Money Talks
Favorite Book: The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh
Favorite Quote: "I don't get tired."
Where you're from: Fresno, CA
Languages you speak: English and a little Espanol
What you do for fun: Working out, vacations with loved ones, surfing, the outdoors.
Something interesting about you: I can trace my lineage all the way back to the first colony.
Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Where you're from: San Jose, CA
Languages you speak: English, Spanish.
What you do for fun: Working on my cars, and go tracking.
Something interesting about you: I don't give up easily.
Favorite Movie: Blood Diamond
Favorite Book: The Power by Ronda Bynne
Favorite Quote: "You only live once."