Meet Our Staff

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  • Steven Sconzo
    Executive General Manager
    (423) 424-4000

    With more than 25 years of experience working in the luxury automotive industry, Steven brings the knowledge and perspective that is imperative to leading a successful dealership. He strives to make sure each and every customer has an exceptional experience from start to finish. "I learned a long time ago to treat every customer like they are a guest in your home," Steven says. "The main thing is making everyone feel they are part of our family from the moment they walk into the showroom until they find a new or used vehicle that meets their needs." A long-time fan of the brand, Steven has always admired the exceptional off-road capabilities of Land Rovers and looks forward to introducing all that the brand has to offer with Land Rover Chattanooga customers. Away from work, Steven enjoys boating, fishing, sports, and most of all, spending time with his wife of 12 years and two children.

  • Scott DeFriese
    General Sales Manager

    Scott has been in the automotive industry for 21 years and brings a substantial amount of business knowledge to the Land Rover Chattanooga team. Providing purchasing options that our clients can be confident about, Scott takes pride in having the ability to create a positive buying experience for each client. Scott also believes that building client relationships based on trust and honesty is the key to a successful business plan. Away from work, Scott enjoys traveling with his wife Becki of 28 years as well as spending time with family and friends. If the weather is good, he'll likely be found on the golf course.

  • Jon Lancaster
    Business Manager

  • Mark Able
    Certified Sales Consultant

    What sets a good sales guide apart from a great one is a love for what they are selling. Mark has a genuine passion for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. While it only takes one test drive to fall in love with Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, Mark's excitement for the brands is equally contagious. Mark is currently the proud owner of two Jaguars-one being a classic 1969 Jaguar E-Type. "I drove a Jaguar for the first time when I was 17, and have loved the brand ever since," Mark said. "I enjoy seeing someone who has always wanted a Jaguar finally buy their dream car." Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, watching his daughter play soccer, and coaching soccer himself-he was the former Tennessee State Soccer Association Events Director prior to its headquarters moving to Nashville. 

  • Josh Smith
    Certified Sales Consultant
    (423) 424-4000

    With 24 years in the car industry, Josh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Land Rover Chattanooga. He prides himself in providing our customers with ample information, friendly communication, transparency, and integrity, and he has built a phenomenal group of lasting customers that continuously request his service. Josh, a Land Rover owner himself, also enjoys sharing the brand with new customers. "I truly believe that the Land Rover/Range Rover Brand is the finest SUV on the planet," Josh said. "They provide you with power, comfort, handling, incredible ride quality, not to mention the off-road capability." Outside of work, Josh enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, bass fishing, beach vacations, and Tennessee Volunteers Football.

  • Jerry Hickey
    Sales Specialist

  • Zac Schmidt
    Certified Sales Consultant

    British car brands have always been of great appeal to Zac, and when he joined Land Rover Chattanooga in 2011, it was a great fit for both him and the dealership. Zac has a flawless sense of professionalism, and he strives to make sure his customers leave happy with their new purchase. "I try to provide my customers with a logical and relaxed car buying experience," Zac said. "Above all, I aim to make sure they find the perfect car for them." Prior to car sales, Zac spent a large portion of his life teaching music. He is still an avid trumpeter today. Zac also enjoys spending time with his wife, his three rescue dogs, hiking, and maintaining his own vintage Land Rovers.

  • April Prestwood
    Sales Consultant

  • Steve Blackwell
    Sales Consultant

  • Theresa Johnson
    Sales Consultant

  • Sarah Turner
    Business Development Coordinator
    (423) 424-4000

  • Brandon Davis
    Service Manager
    (423) 424-4000

    As one of the best Jaguar Land Rover service technicians in the country, Brandon sets a phenomenal example for the rest of our service department to follow. As the shop foreman, he is responsible for all of the technical issues that come through the repair shop to make sure that they are fixed correctly on the first visit. Brandon has made quite the résumé for himself and has won many awards and reward trips from Jaguar Land Rover, most notably the Marque of Distinction Award-naming him the number one Jaguar technician in all of North America in 2013. He has achieved the top one percent distinction five years in total. We are very fortunate to have Brandon on our team, and our customers always rest assured knowing their vehicle is in exceptional hands.

  • Steve McConnell
    Service Adviser

  • Lexi Heather
    (423) 424-4000

    With her love of the Jaguar Land Rover brands paired with her desire to help others, Lexi, our friendly British receptionist, found that a position at Jaguar Land Rover of Chattanooga was a perfect fit for her. Lexi spends her work day welcoming customers and connecting them to our sales staff, and although she does not sell the cars herself, she finds her job at our dealership to be rewarding, nonetheless. "I enjoy seeing the pride and joy in every new customer's face once they have made their new purchase," Lexi said. The love of our brands runs in Lexi's family as her brother works at Jaguar Land Rover UK, and she personally has precious memories cruising around with her father in his beloved Jaguars back in England. In her free time, Lexi enjoys playing with her two rescue dogs, reading to both herself and her elderly neighbors, and making jewelry for friends.

  • Renita Sanders
    Title Clerk
    (423) 424-4000

    With 17 years of title work experience, Renita is an important staple to the Porsche of Chattanooga team. She is responsible for completing vehicle paper work and filing vehicle owner titles and registration. Although Renita tends to work behind the scenes at Land Rover Chattanooga, she provides work that our customers always seem to appreciate. "One thing I do bring to the customer is an assurance that they are taken care of," Renita says. "I have a lot of experience with title work, and I know what I'm doing." Renita is a Chattanooga native and has been with the Porsche of Chattanooga team since 2014.

  • Lori Monroe
    Warranty Administrator

  • Steven Dill
    (423) 424-4008

  • Wayne Palmer
    Parts Manager

    Wayne has been the parts manager for Land Rover Chattanooga since 2015. "I have roughly 30 years of experience in the automotive field and I look forward to the opportunity to assist you with any automotive needs!" Outside of the workplace, he enjoys kayaking, motorcycling, and cooking.

  • Bryanna Dixon
    Parts Specialist

    Bryanna joined the Land Rover Chattanooga team with a variety of maintenance and warehouse experience. She has a knack for being thorough with her work, which in turn make for a painless process for our customers. Bryanna is responsible for checking in parts, shipping them out, and helping customers determine their needs when it comes to parts for their vehicle. In a department that can be rather overwhelming, Bryanna is able to stay organized and keep up with the demand her position requires. Brianna is a former member of the Chattanooga Roller Girls, but today she spends her spare time raising her twin daughters.

  • Frank Morales
    Parts Specialist

  • Randy Bratton
    Parts Specialist
    (423) 424-4000