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Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Berge Mazda is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.


General Manager JASON  TATE
General Manager
General Sales Manager EARL KESTER
" I have been in the industry for 18 years and counting. I have two grown boys. I love watching sports, specifically football, Go Steelers!! I enjoy playing softball - 3rd base is the position I play."
General Sales Manager
Sales Manager BRAD FELICE
"I have been with the Berge Group for over 24 years! I love music as well as woodworking. I have 2 Puggles that run my house. I enjoy playing the guitar on the showroom floor with Taylor (Finance Manager). "
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Sales Manager JON PELLEY
"I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I am happily married with 4 kids. I have been in the auto industry for 17 years and counting... When I am away from work I enjoy spending time with family, hiking, and skiing."
Sales Manager
Finance Manager ROBERT  PEREZ
"I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I moved to Arizona in 2013. I have been in the Customer Service industry for over 20 years. When I am away from work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family."
Finance Manager
Finance Manager TAYLOR  STEPHENS
Finance Manager
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" I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. We moved to Arizona in 1999. I am married to my lovely wife for 20 wonderful years, and we have kids and 3 great grandkids too! In my time away from work, you can find me on the golf course."
Finance Manager
Jason Zakaras
Customer Care Director JIM  MAIJALA
"I am a father of 3 and Grandfather of 4. I am a long time resident of Arizona. My hobbies include Music, Literature and Home Improvement projects. Married since 1976."
Customer Care Director
Customer Care Manager SHELLEY  ANDERSON
"I grew up in Ventura, California. I have also lived in Northern Virginia and Hawaii. I moved to Arizona in early 2016 and joined the Berge Group that following year. When I'm not at work, I enjoy music, dancing and spending time with loved ones."
Customer Care Manager
Customer Care Specialist RITA GARINO
"I have been married for 33 years! We have 4 beautiful sons and 3 amazing grandchildren! I have lived in 3 different states, the longest is in Arizona, however my heart belongs to Texas. When I am not at work I enjoy reading, fishing and baking."
Customer Care Specialist
Customer Care Specialist AMBER JOHNSON
"I moved to Arizona from North Carolina to embrace a new adventure. I spent a few years working for the Department of Corrections (DOC) in Virginia, but quickly decided that prison life wasn't for me. LOL I am definitely a people person who loves to see others smile. My brothers are my life and I have four of them, so watch out...LOL. I also enjoy being outside taking in this beautiful state, whether it is biking, fishing or just taking a drive through the mountains. Fear of change has never been one to hold me back. "The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had."
Customer Care Specialist
Product Specialist JULIAN GARCIA
"I was born in Flagstaff but raised in the small town of Holbrook, Arizona. I have worked on and off in the auto industry since I was 17 years old. I have been part of the Berge Group since the beginning of 2018. When I'm not at work you can find me on my ranch, camping, hunting, fishing or attending concerts."
Product Specialist
Product Specialist Miguel Martinez
"I am from Northern Arizona, raised in the small town of Holbrook! Moving to the city was a huge change for me, and I never thought in a million years that I would be in the car business. Luckily, qith some help from my hometown friends, I was given the opportunity to represent Berge. My goal is to change the car buying aspect people have and make it into a fun and memorable experience."
Product Specialist
Miguel Martinez
Product Specialist PAUL SAVAGE
Product Specialist
Product Specialist MITCH SHREEVE
"I have been at Berge Mazda since 2018. I was born in Gilbert, Arizona and have lived in Sugarland, TX and Atlanta, GA. I am engaged to be married to my best friend, which is still being planned. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, including my dog Max."
Product Specialist
Product Specialist ROMMY TARTIR
"I was born and raised in Chicago. I LOVE the Cubs!! When I am not working at Berge Mazda VW, you can find me spending time with my family hiking or enjoying our time outdoors."
Product Specialist
Product Specialist SAMUEL TATE
"I've been with the Berge Group for over a year now and I am a local Gilbert resident. Prior to working in the car business, I played college Baseball. In my time away from the store, you can find me hanging out with friends and watching sports!"
Product Specialist
" I was born and raised in Mt. Iron, MN. I have been with Berge Mazda Volkswagen for over 15 years. I enjoy taking my daughter to dance classes, spending time with my son working on his car as well as spending time with my wife. "

Meet Our Service Staff

Service Director VINCE  MEDINA
"I have been with the Berge Group since I was a teenager. I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy working with awesome people. My wife and I have two boys that keep us very busy. As an Arizona Native, we like to try to escape to the beach or to the mountains, as much as we can!"
Service Director
Service Drive Manager JAMES  LOVERING
"I have been in the automotive business, on the service side, since 1987. I have performed all positions of the Service side of the business. The part I love most about my job is helping resolve customer's concerns and seeing a smile on their face as they leave. My favorite car of all is my 2008 Corvette. I love to hike, ride my bike, when I have the opportunity."
Service Drive Manager
Service Advisor DUSTIN GASKILL
"I was born and raised in Show Low, Arizona. I have been with the Berge Group for almost a year. Before I started in the auto industry I was playing soccer at the collegiate level. That allowed me to live in Sheridan, Wyoming as well as Salem, West Virginia."
Service Advisor
Service Advisor MIKE  HOLMES
Service Advisor
Service Advisor Roy Rivas
"I love cars and sports! When I am not working at Berge Mazda, I eat a lot!! I enjoy working on my 1986 Mazda RX7. I enjoy playing the guitar and hanging out with my friends and family."
Service Advisor
Roy Rivas

Our Location

Berge Mazda
385 W. Baseline Road
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Sales: 480-833-0001
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Sales Hours

Monday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Service Hours

Monday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Parts Hours

Monday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mike Holmes Is Always Helpful and The Young Man At The Parts Counter Printed Schematics For Our Complete Seat Configuration and We Were Able To Get The Exact Parts We Needed Without having to go back and forth or having to wait for them to diagnose it on their own without familiarity.

- Anthony Fuller, GOOGLE

Great experience with Miguel. He was very helpful and friendly. Made the whole car buying experience great. Love our new Mazda CX 5

- Barbara Kaiser, GOOGLE

My husband and I purchased our brand new Mazda CX-5 around a year ago from Berge and had a wonderful experience all around we had originally came in for some recall work on my current Mazda but fell in love with a new one. They made the process completely painless and quick! We had two toddlers at...

- Cassie Brown, GOOGLE

My vehicle purchase was very smooth and easy. Sam Tate handled the transaction from initial contact to delivery and represented himself and the dealership in a professional manner. The sales manager took a hands on approach and expedited the transaction in a very courteous manner. The paperwork to...

- john weber, GOOGLE

I had nothing short of an exceptional experience here. Julian, Mitch, Jason, and everyone I encountered made myself and my little one comfortable during my car buying experience, and I got a great deal. They were not overly pushy and allowed me time to think through my decisions. I even got a hug,...

- Tiana B., YELP

My experience with Jon and Julian in Sales was very good. I stopped to look and test drive the 2019 CX 9 and told them that I only had about 30 mins to spare in my busy schedule. They hurried to find me the right car to try. Julian was very knowledgeable about the features and qualities of the car...

- Jill V., YELP

Rommy Tartir made the entire process of purchasing a new vehicle very seamless. His team at Berge Mazda was very responsive to online communication via email which really saves time and effort of going back and forth the hassle of test drive and negotiation. Mazda was not at the top of my list...

- Priyanka Upendra, GOOGLE

The staff at Berge was great. Super helpful and made the process painless. I recommend checking them out when in the market for a new car!


Rommy made our car buying experience enjoyable. It was nice to not feel pressured or rushed into making a decision. Rommy listened to what we were looking for in a car and we got exactly that. I am very happy with our purchase and experience and would highly recommend Rommy and the whole team at...

- Stephanie Gallini, GOOGLE

Rommy and the staff did a great job of getting me in and out once I had made my decision. Enjoyed working with the staff!

- Dylan DeBusk, GOOGLE

Had a good experience with Dustin in the service department. Also, we bought a new CX-5 from Rommy in sales. Had to 'slow his roll' a little during the process to get him to explain things and make corrections because we we're there at the end of what was a very long day for them. Make sure you do...

- Jeff Gallini, GOOGLE

After a bad experience with another dealership, I was literally ready to give up on buying a Mazda. But right as I was texting my mom to tell her I didn’t think I was getting a new car, Shelly with Berge Mazda called and started talking to me. She was very warm and super understanding about the...

- Amanda Haas, GOOGLE

We were greeted by Julian right away and he had great knowledge of the vehicle and all the features. After a test drive of the desired vehicle we were interested. Julián quickly associated with us as people and we greatly appreciated that. The deal was good and the experience was even better!...

- John Morton, GOOGLE

Had an excellent experience purchasing from Berge Mazda. Julian Garcia was spectacular to work with as well as the rest of the team at Berge Mazda.

- Rick Raiton, GOOGLE

I had gone to Bill Luke to test drive a few used vehicles- TERRIBLE experience- didn't even want to give me prices, hold a conversation or be interested in selling the car to me. But the moment I walked into Berge the sales rep (Miguel) was on the phone, finished his call promptly, and...

- Kirra P., YELP

Had an AMAZING experience here. Rommy and Taylor specifically were so pleasant and made our experience a breeze. They are truly great people. We had wonderful conversations and I forgot I was even at a dealership. For reference my dad is a retired lawyer/federal judge and impressing him is simply...

- Morgan T., YELP

There is always anxiety when making a major purchase, unless your rich. For some of us, we even need a little hand holding. That's what I got at Berge Mazda. It's a smaller dealership, and that's a huge plus. You don't feel like you're on a conveyor belt. Great staff that was reassuring, diligent,...

- Ross Hennen, GOOGLE

Both Sam and Robert were very knowledgeable and helpful. I was in and out in no time with the vehicle of my dreams. They worked with the pricing and gave me a fair deal! Robert in finance was great at explaining everything and was thorough and transparent the whole process.

- Danielle touma, GOOGLE

So far i would give 5 stars. The mazda dealership in mesa was not helpful at all. I just made an appointment at this location for tomorrow to have some recalls fixed on my vehicle. Mike in services was very friendly and was forward about not having any loaner vehicles available. He assured me i...

- Destiny Gordon, GOOGLE

Julian is by far the very best in customer service and vehicle knowledge.

- Amber Sangan, GOOGLE

I had to buy a new car because my 1 yr old Honda Fit was totaled. Honda did not have the car I wanted and I remembered that when I researched cars a year ago, the Mazda3 was one I had considered. Berge Mazda had the car I wanted and when I called and explained my situation, Brad Felice was very...

- Bernet Bai, GOOGLE

I really enjoyed working Brad Felice and Julian Garcia. They are totally honest car guys that you can trust. I pre-ordered a 30th Anniversary Miata in February and negotiated the price. When the car finally was delivered in July, the negotiated price was honored even though these sold out cars were...

- John Prieve, GOOGLE

Made a deal on a great CX-9

- Sergio, CARGURUS

James in service deserves a Wonderful Wow!! He has taken care of my issue on three occasions and has treated me with kid gloves. Yesterday I had an appointment with them for an issue with my air conditioning and he was able to secure me a loaner and get the issue fixed same day. All completely...

- Kate G., YELP

Having never written a review I decided to reference the "Tips for writing a great dealer reviews". Glad that I did since our entire experience with the professionals at Berge Mazda were exceptional in ALL 5 of the listed categories. Most definitely I would highly recommend Berge to anyone looking...

- Richard, CARGURUS

Amazing service! Many people have mention how friendly the staff is, but I want to add that they are also very compassionate. My son suffers from terrible allergies, and this causes postnasal drip which sours his stomach. Well 3 minutes from the dealership and my son throws up in the shuttle. The...

- Adriana, GOOGLE

Julian Garcia was very helpful in my new car purchase and was very knowledgeable and friendly.

- James Schweiger, GOOGLE

My sister was looking for a vehicle and had her heart set on a CX 3. We accidentally ran into this dealership because the others didn't have the configuation she was looking for. Fortunately we ran into a great group of people. Our helper was Miguel, who did a fantastic job, was very professional,...

- Y. D., YELP

Took my 2012 VW in for servicing, new tires and window tinting. Bob Herbold helped us. Great service. Friendly and very informative.

- Judie Landin, GOOGLE

We bought a CX-5 last night from Jim, Julian, Taylor, Amber and Jon at Berge Mazda. The entire experience from start to finish was highly professional, kind, fair, and fun. There is a family, team oriented atmosphere there where the employees help one another and do whatever is needed to ensure an...

- Monica Montijo, GOOGLE

Excellent customer service

- Yadi Handy, GOOGLE

Took my car in for a standard service the other week and had James as my advisor. He was friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to actually discuss what was being done to the car with me. Hard to find good help like that these days.

- BainidheDub, GOOGLE

I had an excellent experience with Julian. He was knowledgable, friendly, and helpful, making everything very easy and enjoyable. Definitely recommend working with him at Berge!

- Nicholas Rudgear, GOOGLE

It was a pleasant experience for me while dealing with Sam Tate and Shelley Anderson at Berge Mazda. This was my first new car buying experience. After I presented the exact specifications of what I was looking for, Sam gave a quote that specifically listed all the configurations that I was looking...

- Parth Nagarkar, GOOGLE

Service department... not organized, car oil change 3 hours later then promised. Front passenger seat soaked, obviously window left open during wash. A complete disappointment.

- Kevin Beaudoin, GOOGLE

Jake is very knowledgeable and friendly. Working with Jake made our car shopping experience very positive. I highly recommend Berge Mazda and Jake.

- Kathy Sommers, GOOGLE

Mitch Shreeve helped me out with buying my first car over at Berge Mazda. He made a process that is normally overwhelming fast and easy. Never once did I feel like he was a sleezy sales guy trying to get me into the first car I saw. He was an awesome and genuinely nice guy! I recommend him when...

- Sydney Rodriguez, GOOGLE
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