Meet Our Staff

Lum Family

 Founder David  Lum
David Lum
Founder
Mr. Lum was born and raised in Astoria. He went to Astoria High School where he was a top athlete. Mr. Lum left Astoria for a few years to attend Linfield College, obtaining a teaching degree. 50 years ago he established Lum's Auto Center with a "people first" attitude, thankful for the opportunity to serve the Northwest community he calls home. Lum's Auto Center has become the leading car dealership on the Oregon Coast, offering customers efficient and friendly customer service and earning the coveted, Toyota Presidents Award multiple years. His goal is to ensure all guests are leaving our dealership completely satisfied with their visit. Mr. Lum was beyond honored when Lum's Auto Center was voted "Best in Town" Auto Dealership Sales and Service, by you, our community.
Marketing Manager/Owner Julie   Lum
Julie Lum
Marketing Manager/Owner
Let me introduce you to Julie! She brings energy to our team everyday and we love her for it. She graduated from Astoria High School and OSU (GO BEAVERS). When not at work, she is spending time with her two kids on their mini farm. Yes, she is proud of her fresh chicken eggs and garden. Julie enjoys shooting hoops with her son and camping in the Summer. On her Bucket List: Have a second home in Maui and travel anywhere there is sun.
General Manager/Owner Lori  Lum
Lori Lum
General Manager/Owner
Lori has been at Lum's Auto Center for over 20 years. In the past she worked for Toyota Financial Services. She enjoys clam digging and hiking with her husband and 4 children. GO DUCKS!
Owner Pam   Lum
Pam Lum
Owner
After nearly 20 years in banking, Pam was thrilled to return to the beach to work in the family business, spend time with her nieces and nephews and renew long-time friendships! She loves Lum's commitment to community, its focus on children, education health and wellness. She has now moved to McMinnville to head-up the newest Lum's Dealership. When she's not volunteering in the community, she is enjoying the beach and pursuing another hole in one!

Office

Office Manager Marcie   Falleur
Marcie Falleur
Office Manager
Meet our fabulous Office Manager, Marcie! She likes long walks in her pastures with her adorable chocolate lab, Lanie. YES, this lady has cows...many. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her family. Marcie graduated from Seaside High School and OSU. She loves to cook and bowl with her league! Big thanks to Marcie for helping all the staff over the years! We love you!
Accounts Payable/Receivable  Kaye Norback
Kaye Norback
Accounts Payable/Receivable
Meet Kaye! She is the most warmhearted and spirited lady! She is always the first to greet customers with a smile and can share incredible life stories. Kaye is originally from the Last Frontier, Alaska, and has two daughters. This lady did everything from fishing, snowmobiling and cutting/packaging her own moose! She plays many musical instruments, loves working in her garden, cooking and fantasizing of a dream vacation to Greece!
Rental Manager/Wholesale Clerk Rachael  Peitsch
Rachael Peitsch
Rental Manager/Wholesale Clerk
Meet Rachael! Rachael is married and has two dogs named Riddick and Bristol. She grew up locally and is a graduate from Warrenton High School. Rachael's first car was a 1993 Toyota Corolla, she loves sewing baby clothes for friends and family and, some day, would love to travel to Europe, Iceland and Ireland.
Title Clerk Raquel Erdman
Raquel Erdman
Title Clerk
Meet Team Lum's Title Clerk, Raquel. Originally from Minnesota, Raquel moved to Oregon because she loves the beauty of the state and all of its outdoor activities. Raquel has two teenage boys that she is very proud of and keep her on the constant go. Some day Raquel dreams of retiring, purchasing an RV, and traveling the US to find the best hamburger!

Sales

General Sales Manager Peter  Blodgett
Peter Blodgett
General Sales Manager
Meet Peter! When not keeping the sales department striving for greatness, Peter is spending time with his beautiful wife, son and FIVE daughters! Peter has a German Shepherd named Samson who loves going for rides, especially in the morning to the local coffee shops for his daily treat. Peter is an avid sports fan and one of his favorite past times is watching his kids sporting events. When we asked Peter what's on his bucket list..."travel, travel, and more travel".
Sales Manager Justin Teubner
Justin Teubner
Sales Manager
Meet Justin! Justin moved to Oregon from Texas, where he was born and raised. He is a huge fan of the Texans, Rockets, Astros, and Long Horns. Justin is a numbers man known for his poker-face, that came in handy while he played poker professionally for 8 years. Now he is the father of two boys, both born on the same day years apart (crazy!). When Justin isn't working hard to get our customers into their dream cars, he is spending time with his sons watching them play sports, reading biographies, and kicking back with a good puzzle and some Netflix.
Sales Manager Gregg Lundberg
Gregg Lundberg
Sales Manager
Sales Management Admin Asst.  Stephanie Sievers
Stephanie Sievers
Sales Management Admin Asst.
Meet Stephanie! Stephanie is a born and raised local girl. She has two children, a daughter and son. She came to Lum's after 20 years in the banking industry. She loves spending time with friends and family, hunting and going to Knappa High School sporting events. Stephanie enjoys being involved in her community and is on the board of the Knappa School Foundation, she just loves the way the community pulls together to support each other.
Internet Lead Specialist Kristin Klein
Kristin Klein
Internet Lead Specialist
Meet Kristin. Kristin grew up in Knappa, OR and moved to Portland to finish High School and attend college. She has been in the sales industry for 8 years and managed websites and internet leads for the last 4 years, in the Real Estate industry. Now Kristin has come back to her roots, building a house with her boyfriend in Knappa. She has two Step-Daughters and three children of the four-legged variety as well (Dogs: Cleeo, Rogue and Emmy). In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing fetch with Rogue and Emmy (ball is life to them) and being silly making everyone around her laugh. Let the giggles ensue!
Sales Associate  Brad  Cloe
Brad Cloe
Sales Associate
Meet Brad! Brad has been with Lum's for 8 years. He started as the Service Manager and was in that position for 5 years before taking a leap into sales. And we are so glad he did! Brad definitely found his niche forming relationships with customers. If Brad isn't helping our awesome customers, he is making his rounds in the dealership. This guys is always eager to make people laugh and smile. Outside of work, you can find Brad spending time with his family, watching football (Go Hawks!), camping or restoring his wife's 65' Mustang. He also loves to drive his tractor and take his Harley out on the beautiful Pacific Northwest days. His bucket list includes earning his pilot license, learning to play the piano and traveling to Scotland for the best scotch ever!
Sales Associate Jon Fick
Jon Fick
Sales Associate
Meet Jon! Jon grew up in Clatsop County and enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and riding his off-road motorcycle. Jon is very helpful and always willing to lend a hand when needed. He has proven himself to be an asset to the Lum's Auto Center Team.
Sales Associate Harold Gramson
Harold Gramson
Sales Associate
Meet Harold! Harold was born and raised in Warrenton. He is married and has two great kids. On his off time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with the family in the outdoors. One of the reasons why Harold loves working at Lum's is he enjoys meeting new people in the community and helping them purchase a new vehicle.
Sales Associate Chris Corcoran
Chris Corcoran
Sales Associate
Meet Chris! Chris grew up in the heart of the Redwoods in Northern California. In his spare time you can catch him fishing on the river, or up in the back country hiking or backpacking. Most of all, Chris enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible.
Sales Associate John 'Koz' Kozlowski
John 'Koz' Kozlowski
Sales Associate
Meet John (we affectionately refer to him as 'Koz')! Koz is from the East Coast and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008. Koz comes from a Car business family and is an avid car enthusiast. He loves football (Go Giants), traveling, cooking, history and spending time with his wife and 2 daughters (soon to be three!).
Sales Associate Ralph Rasmussen
Ralph Rasmussen
Sales Associate
Meet Ralph! Ralph is a seasoned vet in the car business. He is passionate about his family and his faith.
Sales Associate Jody Ulrey
Jody Ulrey
Sales Associate
Meet Jody! He is a Northwest native. When he isn't helping customers find the car of their dreams, he enjoys traveling, hunting and fishing. Most of all though, he loves spending time with his better half, Joy. The two of them enjoy cooking together and have two Italian Greyhounds, Bandit and Bojangles.
Sales Associate Debbie Hunt
Debbie Hunt
Sales Associate
Meet Debbie! Debbie is an Svenson native. After many years working in electronic sales and machine maintenance, she has decided to branch out into the car business. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, horseback ride and go clam digging. Her favorite movie quote: 'You had me at hello'.
Sales Associate Mario Fiaschi
Mario Fiaschi
Sales Associate
Meet Mario! He is from Chicago and recently moved to the Oregon Coast with his wife and two sons. Mario has lived all over the world in places like New York, Texas, Mexico City, and Europe. He is also fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian! In his free time he loves riding dirt bikes, traveling and eating as much Italian food as possible.
Sales Assiciate Erik Hansen
Erik Hansen
Sales Assiciate
Meet Erik! He was born and raised in Seaside and has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years now. When he isn't helping his customers find their dream cars, he loves spending time with his dog, Bubba, traveling and trying different food from around the world. Stop on in and ask Erik about his love of modern muscle cars.
Sales Associate Katie Lundberg
Katie Lundberg
Sales Associate
Meet Katie! Katie is the proud mother of a 2-year-old baby girl that she loves to adventure with. She loves animals and is always willing to help other people when possible. Katie is also a goof-ball and loves to make people laugh (a quality we truly enjoy). In her free time, Katie enjoys cooking creative meals and decorating her house. If you're looking for a new car, a good laugh, and to be treated like family, come in and ask for Katie!
BDC Manager Cory Francis
Cory Francis
BDC Manager
Meet Cory! When he's not here making sure our customers and potential customers are getting the very best service, he is always spending time with his family. He and his wife, Clara, have been together for 14 years (meeting when they were just 14 years old!) and share a beautiful daughter together. He has been in the car business for 6 years and is excited to build a team of customer service agents that ensure great experiences for all of our customers.
Customer Care Specialist KC Santilli
KC Santilli
Customer Care Specialist
Meet KC! KC came all the way to the beautiful Oregon Coast 7 years ago from Nyssa, OR (on the Idaho border), and hasn't looked back since. When she isn't spending time with her husband and 4 boys, you can find her putting her musical talents to good use. She loves singing and playing bass at her community church or anywhere that offers karaoke!
Customer Care Specialist Athena Van Arsdell
Athena Van Arsdell
Customer Care Specialist
Meet Athena! Athena is the proud mother of 4 boys who keep her very busy since they range in age from preschool to High School. Her favorite things to do in the little amount of spare time she has are, watching scary movies and camping with her kids.
Lot/Detail Manager Richie Andrews Jr.
Richie Andrews Jr.
Lot/Detail Manager
Meet Richie! Richie moved to Oregon from California. Richie enjoy's the Pacific Northwest for it's beaches, tree's, and lush greenery. He is the father of a beautiful boy. On Richie's off time he loves to spend time with his son and girlfriend watching any superhero movie. His dream vacation would be going to Italy, Rome and Egypt to take in the architecture and beauty. Richie loves his job at Lum's for the great people and environment: "They treat customers and employees with care."
Lot Porter John (JJ) Howell
John (JJ) Howell
Lot Porter
Meet JJ! JJ is a retired Air Force Major and has degrees in Astro Physics, Nuclear & Electrical Engineering, making him one of the most educated people you will ever meet! His first car was a 1971 Plum Crazy Hemi Challenger and he bought it right off the lot! In his off time, JJ enjoys any auto racing, Formula 1, NASCAR, WEC, and Rally.
Lot Porter/Detail Siobhan 'Chevy' Murphy
Siobhan 'Chevy' Murphy
Lot Porter/Detail
Meet Chevy! She makes sure our new and used cars are always looking pristine.

Finance

Finance Specialist Mike White
Mike White
Finance Specialist
Meet Super-Duper Mike! He is one calm and collected guy who helps customers finance their dream rides. Mike has a love of the great outdoors, especially GOLF! He also loves to travel to Florida and Hawaii to visit family (nice connections Mike). When not at work, you can find Mike enjoying pizza or fine dinning in Cannon Beach. Thank you, Mike, for your many years at Lum's! FYI: When our awesome customers bring goodies, you can bet Mike will be the first to dig in.
Finance Specialist  Michele  Hoagland
Michele Hoagland
Finance Specialist
Meet Michele! She is one of our finance super stars. A Clatsop County native, in her off time she enjoys traveling to warm and sunny places and playing golf.
Finance Specialist Jacquleen Corsetti
Jacquleen Corsetti
Finance Specialist
Meet Jacquleen! She moved here in 2013 from Northern California to attend Clatsop Community College for historic Preservation. Jacquleen has 3 dogs and enjoys attending drift car events with her boyfriend.

Service

Service Manager Nate  Whisnant
Nate Whisnant
Service Manager
Meet Nate! You will never see him slow down and he is always putting our customers first. Nate graduated from Astoria High school and loves spending time with his lovely wife and daughter. He is a huge sports fan, always cheering on the Seahawks and participating in our community baseball leagues.
Service Advisor Christian   Ortiz
Christian Ortiz
Service Advisor
Meet Christian! This guy is always happy, and it's contagious. When Christian isn't working, he is looking for a new adventure. He loves spending time with his little boy, Geo. He is a graduate of Seaside High school and Clatsop Community College. Christian makes everyone smile and can help with anything you need. Stop in and make your next appointment with him.
Service Advisor/Service BDC Daniel Crawford
Daniel Crawford
Service Advisor/Service BDC
Meet Dan! He moved to the coast from Hillsboro because he know he would enjoy life much more at the beach. Lucky us! On his off time, Dan enjoys good music, cars and bonfires on the beach at sunset. Dan has two sons, together they enjoy hiking, watching movies and playing sports. Dan has owned 7 Toyota Celica's in his life and is a huge fan of Toyota! You're in the right place Dan.
Service Advisor  Nick Brown
Nick Brown
Service Advisor
Meet Nick. Nick is a vital part of the Lum's Auto Center team. His hard work and dedication paid off, he was promoted from Technician to Service Advisor. On his off time, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family. Don't hesitate to stop by and visit Nick for your next appointment.
Asst Service Mgr/Warranty Andy   Harms
Andy Harms
Asst Service Mgr/Warranty
Meet Andy! He is one cool and calm member on Team Lum's, and we love him for it. Andy enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, daughter and son! He drives a Tundra that he loves to show off. And for Andy, a cold beer is always welcome. Stop in and see Andy here at Lum's!
 Master Technician Randy   Hollaway
Randy Hollaway
Master Technician
Meet Randy! He is a long-time employee and valued member of the Lum's Auto Center, family for 30 years! During his time at Lum's, he's achieved the ranking of Master Toyota and Mopar Technician. When his tummy's growling after a hard days work, Randy loves feasting on Mexican and Italian food. When he gets the chance, Randy would like to learn how to fly a plane. Sky's the limit for this guy.
Master Technician  Zack   Whitsett
Zack Whitsett
Master Technician
Meet Zack! This guy can be found turning a wrench on vehicles here at Lum's. As if Zack isn't busy enough, he also enjoys working on his farm with his wife and five kids. To keep his energy up, Zack loves any food that is homemade. This hardworking guy will get your vehicle fixed and ready to go in no time.
 Master Technician Donnie   Lindholm
Donnie Lindholm
Master Technician
Meet Donnie! He is always here to bring smiles to anyone at Lum's! He is an amazing Master Technician and team player. Donnie loves spending time with his wife and two kids, when not turning a wrench here at the dealership. They travel to Disneyland and Disney World on a regular basis. You have to ask Donnie about Goofy, apparently they are no longer pals! You can find Donnie elbow-deep in a Toyota or at the nearest coffee pot!
Service Technician Brian Wideman
Brian Wideman
Service Technician
Meet Brian! He has been happily married to his best friend, Bridget, for over 35 years! They enjoy going on road trips and to swap meets to hunt for parts for his 'project car'. He also loves watching classic movies and automotive shows.
Advanced Maintenance Tech. Nick Eastman
Nick Eastman
Advanced Maintenance Tech.
Meet Nick! Nick is one of our top-notch maintenance technicians and is working toward becoming a certified Mopar and Toyota Master Technician. Away from work, Nick enjoys working on his own car and spending time with friends. He has a knack for tinkering with cars. Needs some work done on your vehicle? Come in and have Nick help you out.
Pre-Owned Vehicle Technician Russ Juan
Russ Juan
Pre-Owned Vehicle Technician
Meet Russ! Russ is originally from Hawaii and moved to the North Coast with his family. He comes from a large family, he has 9 brothers and sisters! He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife who is headed to the military, so every moment is precious to Russ. Stop in to meet this sweet guy.
Pre-Owned Vehicle Technician Tanner Robinson
Tanner Robinson
Pre-Owned Vehicle Technician
Meet Tanner! Tanner is known around Lum's for his awesome beard! When he's not here working to make sure our used cars are in great working order, he likes to hang out with his friends and family. He also likes to get in time practicing his trombone whenever he can!
Pre-Owned Vehicle Technician Zachary Clayton
Zachary Clayton
Pre-Owned Vehicle Technician
Meet Zach! Zach is the 3rd oldest of 8 children. He has always loved to tinker with cars and electronics. A couple things he loves about the Oregon Coast: The view of the Pacific Ocean and waking up and seeing elk outside his window. Zach has aspirations of becoming a Master Mechanic and working in the main shop.
Express Maintenance Advisor Devin  Stevens
Devin Stevens
Express Maintenance Advisor
Meet Devin! Devin moved back to the area with his beautiful daughter Darian, who he loves spending time with making her laugh. He enjoys living at the coast because the ocean calms him. His hobbies consist of anything outdoors: hiking, fishing, surfing and working on his truck. Stop in for your next oil change and chat with this guy!
Express Lube Asst. Manager Jordan Hickman
Jordan Hickman
Express Lube Asst. Manager
Meet Jordan! Jordan was recently promoted to Assistant Manager in Express Lube. Jordan likes playing sports and the drums. He loves the sweet face of his baby boy and cuddling with him as much as possible. Stop in and see Jordan and make your next maintenance appointment.
Express Lube Lead Technician Marcus Goundie
Marcus Goundie
Express Lube Lead Technician
Express Lube Technician Mark Holmes
Mark Holmes
Express Lube Technician
Meet Mark! Mark was born and raised in Astoria and enjoys hiking and camping. He loves to be outside and explore the many sites of Astoria. Come in and share a laugh with Mark in express.
Express Lube Technician Robert Heen
Robert Heen
Express Lube Technician
Meet Robert! Robert is an easy-going, hardworking guy who absolutely LOVES working on and fixing cars. He is working hard now to move up to a Master Technician one day. In his free time he likes to go on hikes and walks.
Express Lube Technician Braydon Weber
Braydon Weber
Express Lube Technician
Meet Braydon! Braydon was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He grew up with a great fascination and love of cars which is what lead to his passion for cars in his career. He also spent 2 years as a fire cadet!
Service BDC Douglas Byrd
Douglas Byrd
Service BDC
Meet Douglas! Douglas grew up on the Oregon Coast. He is married with three kids and loves to spend time on the beach with them and his dogs. He is working on getting a business degree and obtaining a management position. Douglas's first vehicle was a Ford Ranger that he rebuilt with his father, that he still drives today. Stop in and catch a ride with Doug in the shuttle.
Service BDC Justin Gauthier
Justin Gauthier
Service BDC
Meet Justin! Justin is a Marine Corps Veteran (Oorah!). When he isn't at Lum's helping our customers get the very best service, you can find him hunting, fishing or hanging with his friends, family and dog, Ziggy.
Facility Maintenance Manager Valiant Leffel
Valiant Leffel
Facility Maintenance Manager
Meet Val! Val is one hard working man. Originally from Alaska, Val decided to make a change and moved to the North Coast. On his off time he enjoys watching the Cubs play baseball and going fishing. Some interesting facts about Val: His first car was a Plymouth Fury and some day he would love to travel to Africa.
Cody Fraenza
Express Lube Technician
Florencio "Junior" Diaz Acosta Jr
Car Wash/Shuttle

Parts

 Parts Manager Steve   Law
Steve Law
Parts Manager
Meet Steve! Steve is one in a million and we love him for it. This guy is always making people laugh and is a huge team player, which makes sense as he is the father of six! He will be getting his Dad's 1927 Model T soon and plans on many Sunday drives along the coast. Steve's favorite Holiday is 4th of July... "So he can blow stuff up". He loves to play pool while trying a new IPA and believes his Mom has the best Mostaccioli on Earth!
Wholesale Parts Counter Richard   Gauthier
Richard Gauthier
Wholesale Parts Counter
Meet Richie. Richie has been on Team Lum's for 30 years and we couldn't be more lucky to have him. He enjoys spending time with his sweet wife Imelda taking evening walks, fine dinning on delicious spaghetti, and catching the latest Yankee game (shhhh... Richie prefers to keep it on the down-low when they are losing). His dream vacation is to sip Ouzo on a Greek beach and take in the culture. Send us a postcard Richie we already miss you!
Parts Counter Jim Engel
Jim Engel
Parts Counter
Meet Jim! Jim grew up in Chinook, Washington and graduated from Ilwaco High School, then went on to study industrial mechanics at Clatsop Community College. On his off time, Jim enjoys spending time restoring vintage mini bikes and woodworking projects. Jim and his wife enjoy re-purposing old furniture, building materials and pallet wood to make home decor and shabby chic items. He also loves spending time with friends and family.
Parts Counter Michael Shoop
Michael Shoop
Parts Counter
Meet Michael! In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time at the track, racing MotoCross, fishing and hunting.

Rentals

Customer Service & Rental Rep. Kayla Worwood
Kayla Worwood
Customer Service & Rental Rep.
Customer Service & Rental Rep. Tayler Ford
Tayler Ford
Customer Service & Rental Rep.
Meet Tayler! Tayler is one hard working lady going to school and working full time. She just graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and Neurology and is starting Graduate School for Social Work in 2020!


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