Staff Directory

Sales & Leasing

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

About Mike
Mike, the General Manager of Pearson Mazda for 11+ years, got his start in the Automotive Industry in 1999. By getting his start on the sales floor and working his way up to General Manager, Mike has a vast knowledge of the car business. However, his focus has always remained the same: an unwavering focus on customer and employee satisfaction and loyalty. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 2 children, boating, sports, and serving his community. Mike is a daily driver of a 2016 Mazda CX-9!
Patrick Pearson

Patrick Pearson


Sales Manager

Work :804-346-0300

Ron Flores

Ron Flores

About Ron
Originally from the great state of Texas, Ron transplanted from San Antonio, TX to Richmond, VA in 1996 as a military brat. After graduating from the University of Texas, he began his 24-year career in the Auto Industry and settled into the Pearson group 3 years ago. In his free time, Ron enjoys visiting his daughter at Clemson to watch her as a dancer at the university, and golfing.
Freddie  Strowbridge Jr.

Freddie Strowbridge Jr.

About Freddie
Freddie has been with the Pearson Mazda for 3 years with a total of 16 years in the Automotive Industry. Originally from Georgia, he and his family transferred to the Richmond area in 1991. In his spare time, Freddie enjoys working out and spending time with his beautiful wife and family.
James Balsamo

James Balsamo

About James
James is a daily driver of a 2017 Mazda3 HB!
Paul Thrasher

Paul Thrasher

About Paul
Getting his start in the Automotive Industry in 2012, Paul has a vast knowledge of customer service, sales, and Mazda products. He has earned the title “Elite Master” each year since starting with Pearson Mazda 4 years ago. In his spare time, Paul enjoys practicing Kungfu and spending time with his wife and cat, Batman. Paul is a daily driver of a 2017 Mazda3 HB!
John Breder

John Breder

About John
John is a daily driver of a 2018 Mazda6i!
Darryl Chambers

Darryl Chambers

About Darryl
Darryl has been going strong in the Auto Industry since 2004 and has been with the Pearson group for the past 9 years. Born and raised in Chesterfield County, Darryl enjoys teaching youth ministry in his free time, and loves his Dallas Cowboys!
Kyle Guzman

Kyle Guzman

About Kyle
Kyle was born and raised in Henrico, VA and got his career started here at Pearson Mazda in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys international travel, with recent trips to Cuba and Spain. Kyle also enjoys hanging out with his family, friends, working out, and football. HTTR for life!
Joseph Jackson

Joseph Jackson


Sales & Leasing Consultant

Work :(804) 564-0926

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Matt McIver

Matt McIver

About Matt
Matt got his start in the Auto Industry right here at Pearson Mazda 8 years ago. Born and raised in the West End of Richmond, he enjoys playing in his band, Captive, working in the recording studio, and taking care of his 2 sister rescue kitties, Emma and Ella. Matt is a daily driver of a 2010 Mazda3!
Jay Santiago

Jay Santiago

About Jay
Jay is a daily driver of a 2016 Mazda3!
Hailey Waters

Hailey Waters

About Hailey
Hailey joined our Pearson Mazda team in July 2018 after having an amazing experience purchasing her pre-owned certified 2016 Mazda CX-5, and realizing there needed to be more women in such a fun industry! A native to Richmond, VA, Hailey is super excited about getting her start in the Automotive Industry right here in her community. Hailey is a daily driver of a 2016 Mazda CX-5!

Business Office

J.C. Cullington


Business Manager

Work :(804)346-0300

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Mike  Ezell

Mike Ezell

About Mike
Mike has been a Finance Manager with the Pearson Group going on 4 years and has been in the Automotive Industry since 2000. Originally from Ft. Pierce, Florida, Mike transplanted to the Richmond area in 2010. Prior to his long career in cars, he proudly served his country in the US Army, 82nd Airborne as a Paratrooper. Outside of work, he enjoys being a single father to his 3 children, cruising on his Harley, golfing, and maintaining his home in Chesterfield, VA. Mike is a daily driver of a 2015 Mazda5!

Business Development Center

Sara Castleman

Sara Castleman

About Sara
Sara recently rejoined the Pearson Mazda team after working in the Service Department at our sister-store, Pearson Infiniti, for the past year. Before getting her start in the Automotive Industry in 2015, Sara worked as a Branch Manager in Banking for the past 19 years. A native to Glen Allen, VA, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her 9-month old Australian Shepherd, Banjo (AKA Bubbers). Sara is a daily driver of a 1995 Mazda Miata M Edition!
Kimberley Haught

Kimberley Haught

About Kimberley
Joining the Pearson Mazda team in July of 2017, Kimberley commutes from her hometown in the Northern Neck area each day to assist our internet shoppers with vehicle information, pricing, pictures, and scheduling appointments. In her free time, Kimberley enjoys crafting, her 2 dogs Bo and Puppy, and spending time with friends and family. Kimberley is a daily driver of a 2017 Mazda3!

Parts

Jeffrey Kline


Parts Advisor

Work :804-665-2505

Service

Jud Dauray


Service Manager

Work :804-665-2500