Staff


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Management

Tom Krumland
Dealer Principal


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Derek Groppetti
General Manager
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Santa Maria, CA and moved to the San Joaquin Valley in 1994. I am the oldest of 4 kids and have 3 of my own. I have been in the automotive business for over 20 years and look forward to my new home in Roswell with Roswell Hyundai and the Krumland Auto Group.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy golf and spending time with my Fiancé and our families. I just enjoy having fun and living life!

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I have been a member of the Down Town Rotary in Visalia, CA and served on numerous charity boards focused on kids: Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias Tulare County Children''s Library Visalia Unified Grant Board G 4 Kids to name a few.

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero is my grandfather because he came to this country from Italy with nothing and worked hard to ensure that his 3 boys were successful. He instilled discipline and a sense of pride in whatever you decide to do in life.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Roswell, NM

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I am a NY Jets football fan (don''t ask why).

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would change how our political environment has become, we need to work together for a common goal and what''s best for the American public.


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Spencer Bland
Sales Manager
575- 623-5860


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Jordan Hernandez
Internet Manager
877-895-2798


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Sales

Paige Smith
BDC Agent
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I am a Roswell native, and have been in sales and marketing for 6 years in total. I have been actively involved in the community and look forward to continuing to help bring growth and prosperity to our community. We are all here to support one another and, I am a firm believe in treating others the way you would like to be treated.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I spend time with my adorable son, friends and family.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
Through the last year I have had little time to volunteer, between work and having a small child it has been difficult to make time; however I look forward to the day that my son is a little older so that we can volunteer together!

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero is not one person but the many. My hero is every person that takes time to help someone, every person that has struggled and prevailed, and every person that believes in a brighter tomorrow.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
When you live in a place that promotes alien festivals full of joyous people dressed in their best interpretation of their favorite alien themed character, it would be hard to say that any other place is more unusual and spectacular then Rowell NM.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
When I was a child I could "predict the rain" two to three days before a rain storm, I would loudly exclaim to my mother its going to rain, and sure enough it would within that time span.. (Little did my mother know that every morning I would wake up before anyone and watch the weather).

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
If I could change one thing in the world I would eliminate hate. I believe that if we just see that a person is a person, and that we all have a story and a past and just talk we can all make connections.


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Xia Murphy
Sales Consultant
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
As a natural to New Mexico, I've lived here for many years; exploring the wonder and unique taste of this historic land, and have always appreciated the opportunities New Mexico has given me. My three sisters and I will always have a love and an appreciation for this great land that built us.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I'm a long-term gym rat, especially enjoying running and aerobics. When I'm not in the gym I enjoy studying historical architecture and outdoor hiking.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I work with a retired contractor to restore historic homes to the grandeur they deserve; preserving their unique histories and personalities.

Who is your hero, and why?
I've always admired my parents for their hard work and perseverance; the dedication they've put into teaching others how to grow and succeed in life has always driven me to become better as a person. It is because of them I'm even half the woman I am today.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
The Blueridge Parkway in West Virginia; it's a beautiful, dangerous place with narrow roads and cliff-side drops that run along stunning waterfalls and a thick undergrowth. In the winter time, when the first deep cold hits, it turns into a beautiful land of ice and snow. Pillars of ice draped alongside the road, crystal icicles dripping from the trees, and the valley below covered in an endless blanket of white.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I like to karaoke in my car everywhere I go, it sets the mood of the whole day off when you start singing along to a great song!

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
Flying cars. I would want flying cars to exist. Wouldn't that be amazing?


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Marisela Gonzalez
Consultant
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born and raised in Roswell, N.M I have two older siblings. I am very friendly and love to meet new people

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to go bowling and shopping

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
No

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero would have to be my mother.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I haven't really been to much unusual places but the one would have to be Carlsbad Caverns.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I'm a shy person until you get to know me then I talk a lot

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
If I could change one thing in the world it would be to for everyone to go green. Go green to better help everyone


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Melissa Peterson
Sales Consultant
575-623-5860

Biography Information

Tell us about yourself:
I was born and raised here in Roswell, NM.  I have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  I have been married for 27 years to my wonderful husband.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with family and BBQ

Who is your hero, and why?
My dad is my hero.  I watched him fight for 20 years with COPD.  With this being said he taught me integrity and how to always do my best at anything I do.  My dad always told me anything worth having is worth working for.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Minot ND and the International Peace gardens

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself?
I am a very outgoing person who loves sales and marketing

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
Not to be so passionate about life, because it can be very heartbreaking sometimes.

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Tiffany Artiaga
Consultant
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Roswell, NM. I have 3 siblings, they are all older and all boys! I have lived with my father all of my life as well as my 2 full blooded brothers!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to draw, paint, and sing. I also play video games and love spending time with family.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
N/A

Who is your hero, and why?
My father is my hero because although he raised 3 kids on his own, he stayed strong for us and gave us everything we needed. I love him above and beyond for that!

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
The most unusual place I have ever visited is probably going to be Las Vegas. Very beautiful but very unusual to me!

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
Something funny about me is I think EVERYTHING is funny. I also love to sing which is a bit unique.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
If I could change anything in this world it would be child abuse and animal abuse. Kids nor animals deserve to be treated that way because they are unaware of what is wrong and right.


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Martin Teran
Sales Professional
877-895-2798


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Jay Gonzalez
Sales Professional
877-895-2798


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Kirk Desoto
Sales Consultant
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born and raised in Hobbs, NM. I have been a teacher and principal in Roswell for the past 10 years at several different schools.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I actually work full time in the school system. This leaves very little time to volunteer.

Who is your hero, and why?
I aspire to be many things. I would like to be remembered as having made a difference in someone else's life.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I am a history buff, so I would have to say researching history takes you to many strange and interesting places.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
Most people don't know I can read heart monitors.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
One thing would be to make sure every child has the opportunity to grow, learn and thrive in a positive environment free of worry.


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Service

Dalton Jones
Lube Technician
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Oklahoma and I moved to Carlsbad when I was 7 I just recently moved to Roswell about a month or two ago.I have one sister and she is 12 and her name is tiffany

What do you like to do in your spare time?
go on adventures and spend time with my family

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I do not anymore I used to be a member of skills usa in highschool but not anymore

Who is your hero, and why?
my dad is my hero he showed me how to be a man

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
the Carlsbad caverns

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
im as funny as they come

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
war,because who likes death


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Lee Frederick
Technician
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born and raised in Roswell NM, to Charles and Kathy. I have one younger brother

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spending time with friends and family

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
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Who is your hero, and why?
My Grandfather has always been a hero in my life. He was a great example to me growing up as to how a man should be. Truthful, helpful, giving, and hardworking. when he moved to a small town by a lake he found they had no church, so he built one with his own hands, and paid for a preacher until the church could sustain itself.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I have never really been anywhere unusual. I have traveled but it has never been anything then whet I expected.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I am a admittedly a huge, goofy nerd and I encourage my kids to be the same. brake the mold and don't be afraid to be different

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
To be rid of the outrageous violence that takes place all over the world. some people will never get along no matter what, and I understand that, however I would like to see a better way for people to handle their differences then the atrocities that happen every day.


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Joel Castelo
Service Advisor
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
Born and raised here in Roswell! I do not have blood siblings, I have an older brother like figure that I call my brother but we are not blood.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am an avid hunter, I also do a lot of competitive shotgun shooting. I won state FITASC in 2017 and I have won the Pecos Valley classic in 2018 in my class.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I am a board member of Safari Club International.

Who is your hero, and why?
Coach John Wooden (head basketball coach of the men's UCLA basketball team 1948-1975), the reason coach Wooden is a hero and a huge inspiration to me is he knew how to win. Although I never played college basketball I have applied a lot of his philosophy to my shooting.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
To be honest I have not traveled a lot. I have to Yellow Stone and Grand Teton but I don't know if that qualifies as unusual.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
If I am trying to engage in a conversation with somebody and they are giving me short dismissive answers I will badger them with questions until we find a common ground on something to talk about.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
In my opinion people have grown away from God, I really believe that a lot of these horrible problems we have these days is because the lack of Jesus. So if I could change one thing I'd bring people closer to God.


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Michael Arellanes
Service Technician
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I am from Roswell NM. I have 3 siblings.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to work on cars.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
No.

Who is your hero, and why?
Jesus, He died for our sins.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Mexico.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I do my own haircuts.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
The way people look at each other because of nationality.


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Parts

Francisco Padilla
Parts Counterperson
575-623-5860

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Los Angeles CA, I have one brother and three sisters, I have one daughter.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
in my spare time I like to spend time with my daughter and work on my project truck.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
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Who is your hero, and why?
my hero is my father he has always been the strongest person I know.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I grew up in South Central Los Angeles I've been in some unusual places.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I love working with my hands, I enjoy problem solving and I like to try new things

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would change the fact that athletes get more appreciation than our service men that have fought for our country.

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JoAnn Romero
Parts Manager
877-864-5748


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