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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). "
Sales Manager
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
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
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"I am originally from San Francisco, CA. (GO NINERS!) I was a Ballerina for 16 years, a bartender/manager for 10 years and a model for 15 years. I have worked for the Berge Group since 2015. When I am not at work, I am creating new recipes or filming/editing my cooking show. I also enjoy traveling at least once a month somewhere new with my boyfriend."
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
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
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"I was born in Oklahoma City to a Military family, so I moved around quite often in my younger years. I spent most of my time in Colorado before relocating to Phoenix in 2019. In my free time I enjoy cooking and collecting film cameras. I also love to collect and listen to vintage vinyl."
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

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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It was by far the best Mazda dealership I visited around phoenix. The whole car buying experience was smooth and fast. The staff were friendly, we were helped by Julian, price was good, process was fast and easy Very satisfied with overall buying experience.

- Vamshi Krishna, GOOGLE

I came in with kind of a difficult situation pertaining to my previous vehicle and Robert and Taylor made my experience amazing. I was able to get my car easily. Robert was very honest and worked very hard to get the Mazda 6 I wanted. Taylor made the finance process so easy and personal. I willl...

- Daniel C., YELP

No games, no hidden fees, great experience. Thank you Jim!

- Dumitru Gudima, GOOGLE

It was good. A member of the internet team texted me back and forth some info so that I had most of my planning done before going to the dealership.


We had a nice buying experience at Berge Mazda, and love the car. Sam Tate handled our sale, and was real easy to work with.

- Sanford Ross, GOOGLE

We were very pleased and satisfied with our car buying experience at Berge Mazda. Upon arriving, we were introduced to Paul Savage. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and helped us to negoiate an a deal that we were very happy with. While we were over in finance, Paul stepped out to help...

- Meagan Petrie, GOOGLE

Awesome staff. Very courteous and they helped me with every little detail. Definitely a great place to be. No pressure at all.

- David Hinojosa, GOOGLE

Sam and Taylor were super nice and generous in helping me buy my SUV! The whole process was quick , smooth and easy it just took one day. One week later and I am loving my new car. I would possibly buy another.

- Erika, GOOGLE

My experience with Rommy in sales and Robert in finance was top notch. I had a pleasant experience with Rommy learning about the CX-3 I was interested in along with chatting about our shared experience growing up in Chicago. Robert made the finance experience understandable and friendly, making...

- Matthew Morgan, GOOGLE

These guys are awesome, they are super helpful and listen to what you are looking for. If you're wanting to buy a car, I suggest coming here!

- Carrie Lynn, GOOGLE

We were very pleased with our buying experience at this dealership and, particularly, with Paul Savage. He was really knowledgeable about his products, very patient with us, and helped us negotiate a deal we could live with. But, most importantly, he really went above and beyond by personally...

- Denise Brough, GOOGLE

I went in this weekend to purchase my car that I had been leasing for the last couple years. Before I even got to the door I was welcomed by Miguel Martinez. He opened the door for me and asked me what brought me in. I had explained to him that the previous day I went to another Mazda dealership...

- V C., YELP

I went in this weekend to purchase my car that I had been leasing for the last couple years. Before I even got to the door I was welcomed by Miguel Martinez. He opened the door for me and asked me what brought me in. I had explained to him that the previous day I went to another Mazda dealership...

- Vee Cee, GOOGLE

My window fell down into my door, a day before a storm was set to hit, and I was panicked! Jag helped me out and got my window fixed lickety split. All my experiences with Berge Mazda have been pleasant, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a vehicle, or needing a repair. They...

- Chandra Cushman, GOOGLE

Bel K. in the service department has outstanding customer service. He was able to squeeze me in when my car went down and stay on top of the repairs needed.

- Spencer S., YELP

By far the best car buying experience I’ve had! My last 3 were not. Julian my salesman Taylor the finance guy and Jim the sales manager were all great. The price and payment I negotiated online was what I paid. So many times with other dealers that would mysteriously change when you got in the...

- Tom c, GOOGLE

Great day to own a Miata

- Jack Shahbazian, GOOGLE

We had such a great experience at Berge Mazda. Paul S. helped us find the perfect car for our family. Not only do we feel we got a great deal on our CX-9 but we also feel like we were treated with respect and professionalism. Even when we went to financing which can sometimes be a headache, our...

- Kady Harris, GOOGLE

Earl, Jason and Joe were fantastic. It was like talking to friends when doing the deal. Definitely will go back!

- Doug Brammer, GOOGLE

i went to berge mazda today not expecting to buy a car. Both Miguel and Taylor made my experience so wonderfully easy and painless. they made sure not to pressure me but knew exactly what i wanted and how to help me achieve it. i can't begin to explain how kind they were and helpful with helping me...

- Grace S., YELP

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
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