TEAM

Our team chemistry is built on collaboration and group intelligence. Here are some of our key team leaders.

Bryan Castleberry
Assistant General Manager, Seattle/Portland
Jimmy Diaz
Account Manager, San Francisco
Erin Kemp
General Manager, Seattle/Portland
Kevin La
Account Manager, Los Angeles
Gary Lamphear
Dispatch Manager, Los Angeles
Stuart Langager
Director, Client Services
Roderick Narciso
Dispatch Manager, San Francisco
Andrew Owen
Operations Manager, Portland
Carrie Owens
General Manager, Phoenix
Leslie Page
HR & Marketing Manager
Terry Page
Founder & President
Melvin Prasad
Account Manager, San Francisco
Jake Scussel
Media Relations/Account Manager, San Francisco
Melissa Taylor
Chief Financial & Operations Officer
Chris Williams
Vice President of Operations, Corporate
General Manager, Los Angeles
Kevin Williams
General Motors Western Region Account Manager

Jake Scussel

Media Relations & Account Manager, San Francisco

Jake Scussel’s love for cars led to his first high school job at a car wash outside Chicago. He earned his BA in communications from Michigan State, where he joined the MSU Racing Club, later serving as club president. On any given weekend, you could find him wrenching on his SVT Mustang, drag racing at Mid-Michigan Motorplex, attending Gingerman and Grattan track days, or autocrossing in university parking lots. In 2013, he left mid-western winters behind and drove to California. When he joined Page One as a Detailer and Event Specialist, he was awestruck by the warehouse machinery and with his first Pebble Beach, he was hooked. Known for calmly handling any challenges put in front of him, he was soon promoted to Detail Manager and later, Media Scheduler and Account Manager. Jake and his wife have owned seven cars since moving to California, but at Thunderhill, Sonoma or Laguna Seca, you’ll see him in his Mustang, and rest assured, it will be very clean.

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Bryan Castleberry

Assistant General Manager, Seattle/Portland

Bryan Castleberry joined Page One in 2012 as a part-time driver after five years honing customer service skills at the Disneyland Resort and five years serving in the US Coast Guard. He was promoted to Operations Coordinator, Portland in 2013, then Operations Manager in 2015, before his relocation to Seattle in 2016. Bryan enjoys trying out the latest auto technologies, maintaining strong relationships with clients and media, and working in an industry that is constantly evolving.

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Andrew Owen

Operations Manager, Portland

Since he could crawl, Andrew Owen has been a car enthusiast. He always had Hot Wheels growing up and even helped his Dad put a small block V8 into a 1978 Volvo when he was seven. Since then, Andrew has spent most of his professional life working in automotive sales and marketing. Before Page One, he spent two years as the marketing manager for Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo — a Portland Ferrari and Maserati luxury car dealership.

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Jimmy Diaz

Account Manager, San Francisco

Jimmy Diaz’s passion for cars started early in life working as a US Army Reserves Light Wheel Mechanic Operator for eight years. He also used his automotive skills in varied Iraq War operations as a veteran of OIF III and Phantom Fury. His career in automotive PR began when he joined Page One in 2002. Jimmy prides himself on maintaining strong relationships with his team, media and clients, ensuring fleet vehicle quality, and promptly meeting media and manufacturer requests.

 

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Kevin La

Account Manager, Los Angeles

Kevin developed a curiosity for the automotive world at a young age and over the years, his passion for cars grew. From the exhilaration of driving – racing tires on hot asphalt or gear shifting on a canyon road – to learning all he could – from new tech features to proper paint care, he was hooked. In 2010, Kevin got his foot in the industry door joining Page One as a detailer. Since then, his skills and proactive attitude brought a series of promotions. Kevin has been instrumental in creating efficient administrative and event protocols, while excelling in all his roles. He enjoys helping others reach a common goal and has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing top-notch client service.

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Gary Lamphear

Dispatch Manager, Los Angeles

Gary Lamphear put his engineering and computer science degrees to work before his weekend racing hobby and love for cars took over. He was a manager at a high performance racing shop and then, joined Page One in 2010. Gary’s responsibilities have ranged from route design to event support/production and account management. He has a special talent for managing dispatch in the Los Angeles area.

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Stuart Langager

Director, Client Services

As a long-standing automotive enthusiast, Stuart Langager still enjoys working with and talking about cars. He joined Page One in 2001 and has held key positions in the San Francisco office including Operations Manager and General Manager. Stuart first worked in technical marketing and sales at IBM, 3Com and Palm, after earning a degree in economics from Colorado State.

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Roderick Narciso

Dispatch Manager, San Francisco

Roderick Narciso has spent most of his working life around cars and has experience in all facets of car repair – mechanical, electrical and cosmetic. He started as a detailer and driver but then moved to dispatch where he’s been a Page One San Francisco institution ever since. When he’s not managing the intense logistics of juggling drivers, media loans and service runs with Bay Area traffic, you’ll find him enjoying the outdoors or eating at his favorite restaurants.

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Melvin Prasad

Account Manager, San Francisco

Melvin Prasad joined Page One in 2014. As the Media Scheduler, he enjoys building relationships with local media and discussing their unique coverage. As an Account Manager, he likes working on multiple projects simultaneously and attending events. His favorite event by far is WAJ’s Media Days thanks to the off-road courses and lightning laps around Laguna Seca.

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David Sanderson

Account Manager, San Francisco

David Sanderson learned to appreciate car design and technology growing up in a car family. His father sold auto parts for 25 years, his older brother builds custom cars, and his brother-in-law is a master mechanic. David has over 10 years of experience in both the trucking industry and automotive fleet and event services. Whether supporting events, setting up displays, scheduling loans or training staff on current vehicle tech, David loves to solve logistical problems.

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Kevin Williams

General Motors Western Region Account Manager

Kevin Williams began his career at Page One as Fleet and Operations Manager, Seattle. In 2013, he relocated to Los Angeles to take on a regional account management role. Kevin strives to deliver outstanding client services, logistical fleet support, and event coordination. One of his strengths, and a favorite aspect of his job, is working as a team to achieve goals and complete projects. In his off hours, Kevin enjoys living an active healthy lifestyle and hiking, fishing and cooking.

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Chris Williams

General Manager, Los Angeles

Chris Williams’ passion for automobiles began as a youngster when his father first introduced him to cars. He later started his career in automotive straight out of Colorado State. Armed with a psychology degree, he has led and coached many office and project teams in varied company roles. After four years in San Francisco, he relocated in 2008 to build the Los Angeles office. During his 12 years at Page One, he has worked in all aspects of the business with a special focus on event management.

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Melissa Taylor

Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Melissa Taylor’s Page One career spans 20+ years during which she has held virtually every position at the company. In addition to being CFO and COO, Melissa is currently focused on developing Page One’s information systems and corporate operational strategies. A native Californian, she graduated from UCLA with a degree in literature. Unlike some of her colleagues, Melissa prefers reading, bike riding or hiking to racing automobiles.

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Terry Page

Founder & President

Terry Page founded Page One Automotive over 30 years ago. He has extensive experience in all aspects of fleet and event management services for automotive communications teams. Terry has built many great, long-term relationships with manufacturers and media in the industry. He strives to evolve a consistent organization that delivers diverse high quality services in a rapidly changing environment. Promoting “organizational intelligence” and team chemistry are the most stimulating aspects of his work.

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Leslie Page

HR & Marketing Manager

Leslie Page joined Page One in 2010. She brings corporate communications, training, project management and HR experience gained at Watson Wyatt and Mercer consulting firms. A New England native, she earned a communications degree from Boston University. Leslie is responsible for HR compliance, benefits, communications and recently led Page One’s rebrand. Although she appreciates cars, her work passions are empowering people with information and bringing order to chaos.

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Erin Kemp

General Manager, Seattle/Portland

Erin Kemp developed her love of cars growing up in a family passionate about the auto industry. In 2007, she joined Page One as Client Services Manager, Seattle. Erin offers experience in hospitality, marketing and client services, building her career at Starwood Hotels and Mercedes-Benz. A Bay Area native, she has a thorough knowledge of the Seattle/Portland region, having called the Pacific Northwest home for 10 years.

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Carrie Owens

General Manager, Phoenix

Carrie Owens has been a General Manager in the Phoenix region for 13 years – first with A&M Specialists and then at Page One since 2008. She brings with her a lifelong enthusiasm for all things automotive. Carrie gained substantive hospitality and resort management experience at the Four Seasons and Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale. Her background enables her to excel in both regional office management and client and media relations.

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