Meet Our Kia of New Bern Staff

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Art Allen
General Sales Manager

Art was born and raised on a dairy farm in Venango, Pennsylvania. He may have only been with Kia of New Bern since December 2017, but he has been in the automotive industry for 30 years which has taken him to various places in the United States. Art has five fur-babies, two daughters, two sons, a niece, and a grandson who are extremely important to him. He is passionate about what he does and also spending time with his dogs and basketball. In High School he played basketball, football, and trombone! One day Art would love to travel the United States in a motorhome. 

Mark Genereux
General Manager

Vice President and General Manager of five dealerships at two locations in New Bern, NC. Chevrolet of New Bern, Lincoln of New Bern, Volvo Cars New Bern, Kia of New Bern, and Mazda of New Bern. Mark is married to his wife, Mary, of 17 years, and they have a 15 year old son named Devin. They enjoy boating, biking, NASCAR, and activities centered around family. Mark and family have lived in the beautiful community of New Bern, NC for the past 15 years. 

Robbie Robinson
Sales Manager

Robbie has only been with Kia of New Bern for a short period of time, but is originally from Roanoke Rapids, NC. He has two dogs, Tanner and Otis, and a daughter. Robbie says they are the reason for all his grey hair! He says he spends the most money on shoes and has a collection with over 300 pair! 

Jennifer Treadway
Service Manager

Jennifer has been with Kia of New Bern about nine months, but has been in the automotive industry for quite a while before that. She is a local from right down the road in Havelock, NC. She has a husband, two golden retrievers, and would love to travel the world one day.

Paul Stokes
Sales Manager

Dylan Caroon
Parts Manager

Dylan is from Pamlico County and joined our team at the end of 2016. Before that, he worked for Joe Alcoke at the same location since 2012. Dylan has been in the automotive industry for a total of 12 years and is very knowledgeable of his products. He enjoys being on the go, having a great time, and not sitting at home. Dylan is very much a people person and loves helping customers with their vehicle needs. If you have a specific parts request, feel free to email him directly. 

Diane Williams
Office Manager

Brittney Hobson
Customer Care Manager

Brittney joined New Bern Auto Group in June of 2016 and has been in the automotive industry for four years. She is originally from Chesapeake, VA, but grew up in Morehead City, NC and considers that home. Brittney and her husband are in the process of becoming foster to adopt parents and they have three fur-babies. She aspires to one day travel around Europe. Brittney feels strongly about family and volunteering for community events. Her coworkers call her "mama bear"! 



Marrio Harris
Product Specialist

Marrio is from Raleigh, NC. He is a devoted father of five and a loving husband to his wife. He enjoys putting a smile on others' faces, kayaking, wine tastings, and spending time with his family. Marrio feels strongly about living life to the fullest with lots of love and laughter and he'd like to visit Napa Valley and France one day!

Anna Ruiz
Product Specialist

Anna is originally from Dallas, TX. She hasn't been with Kia Mazda very long, but she is a fast learner and excited to embark on this new career path. Some of her hobbies include spending time with her children, reading a great novel, hiking, and fishing. Anna's co-workers would say she is outgoing and respectful!

Nathan Schmitz
Product Specialist

Nathan is from Swanton, Ohio and then later on started calling Hampstead, NC home. He's been in the automotive industry for three years and feels very strongly about being an honest person. He enjoys dirt bikes, guns, and cars. Something on Nathan's bucket list is skydiving!

Tony Brady
Product Specialist

Tim James
Product Specialist

Albra Stocks
Product Specialist

Elizabeth Peltola
Product Specialist

Marco Pacin
Product Specialist


Customer Care

Dana Parent

Ashley VanAnden
Customer Care Representative | Sales

Ashley joined New Bern Auto Group in July of 2016. She is a local and is originally from right here in New Bern, NC. Her family consists of her husband, their beautiful daughter, one cat named Theo, and one dog named Riley. Ashley genuinely enjoys art, music, and nature. She would be labeled as a kind and generous person as she feels strongly about giving back to people. One of her aspirations is to run a 10k. If you ever need to set an appointment for sales or have any general sales questions, please call or email Ashley for assistance. 

Renee VanKemseke
Customer Care Representative | Sales

Renee joined our team back in January of 2017. She is originally from Massachusetts and has three daughters who are 7, 11, and 15 years of age. Renee values her health and enjoys fitness and going to the beach. Her coworkers would say she is laid-back and funny. She is thankful her coworkers haven't kicked her out with all the singing she does! If you ever need to set an appointment for sales or have any general sales questions, please call or email Renee for assistance.

Brittany Stokes
Customer Care Representative | Sales

Brittany joined New Bern Auto Group in January of 2018 and is a native of New Bern, NC. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and traveling. Brittany's coworkers would say she is very bubbly and friendly! If you ever need to set an appointment for sales or have any general sales questions, please call or email Brittany for assistance.

Rebecca Dawson
Customer Care Representative | Service

Kayla Scheidell
Customer Care Representative | Service

Kayla is originally from Pennsylvania and has a one year old son who is the apple of her eye! She enjoys hiking and being near the ocean. Kayla loves a good, strong coffee. She is also a little adventurous and would love to try skydiving.



Chris May
Product Specialist



Steve Schmitz
Finance Manager