Team Members


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  • Danny McKenna
    Owner C.E.O.

    60 Years of McKenna

    …isn't just celebrating an Anniversary, it's the perfect opportunity show our gratitude to all of our customers. Since our start in the 1950's, the auto industry has changed a lot, but our commitment to our customers remained the same - serving the community with premium cars, uncompromising service & the best possible prices available. We are excited for the future and to continue serving our customers and communities to their fullest satisfaction.

    Every car purchased comes with McKenna V.I.P. Benefits



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  • Eric Schwartz
    General Manager
    562-868-3233

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  • Mel Mayuga
    Service Manager
    562-345-7070

    I've been building one of the best and most guest-oriented service teams in the country. I've done this by taking advantage of his 15 years' experience working every possible position in the service department. I'm even a certified master-technician
     

    My favorite examples of great customer service involve the client that love their cars and have specialized requests. From custom exhaust retrofits to arranging repairs and transportation on 918 Spyder's located 6 states away I love the opportunity to exceed expectations.

    I often get asked what Porsche I would buy if I could afford any car?  My answer is always the same. "That's not a fair question as I want them all." But as of today, I would state a 1973 RS. The car brings the best of the early air-cooled into one exclusive, fantastic, powerful, and historic example of what a Porsche should be

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  • John Sandoval
    Parts Manager

    I have been with McKenna since 1998. I started as a Parts Driver, Parts Associate, Parts Assistant Manager and recently promoted to Parts Manager for McKenna Porsche

    Client came in to purchase an oil filter and walked out with complete brake job was very happy and asked for my name when I replied it's John sir he started calling me Johnson!

    If I were to win the lotto today I would buy a 1977 930 turbo Black on black! I have always liked that model

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  • John Ditch
    General Sales Manager
    562-868-3233

    John started his automotive career back in 1995. He has always had a passion for cars and motorcycles, and feels fortunate to be able to represent the brand he has always dreamed of owning. His favorite Porsche model is the Panamera GTS. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, live concerts, wine tasting, car shows, and spending time with his girlfriend. He loves his job and working with fellow enthusiasts of the Porsche brand. Please do not hesitate to call or email him if he can be of any assistance.

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  • Tim Churchill
    Sales Manager

    I have been with the McKenna Group since 1999. In the last 19 years I have built an impeccable reputation by consistently delivering a great purchasing experience with a thoughtful, detail oriented and personal approach to each and every guest. I am extremely confident that by working with me you will love your next Porsche and most likely the many more to follow. 

    Before joining the team I graduated with a degree from Cal State Fullerton (go Titans!) and played professional baseball in the minor leagues for the Phillies. 

    Currently I enjoys spending my free time with my lovely wife Emerald , my daughter Sicily and collecting wristwatches. 

    My favorite Porsche of all time is the 550 Spyder.

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  • Kevin V.P. Boyle
    Dealer Customer Experience Advisor

    Worked in hospitality and Guest Services for 5 star, 5 diamond Hotels and Resorts. This includes years with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the Hotel Bel Air, Nikko Hotel in Beverly Hills as well as The Resort at Pelican Hill .

    Years worked for McKenna  --  3 1/2

    Worked for Porsche --  3 1/2 years

    Lotto Car --  A classic 70's  Porsche 911 Targa

    Client story -- A guest came in after spending 35 years working in law enforcement. She saved her money all those years to buy her dream car, a black on black Porsche 911. When she retired she brought in a check to buy the car. My family is also law enforcement so I understand her experience. I gave her some Porsche gifts and she was trilled with the gesture. Made both of us very happy.

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  • Derek Haines
    Brand Ambassador

    Derek's passion for Porsche has led him to be a driving instructor with the Porsche Club. He has over ten years of experience representing Porsche in Los Angeles, and would love to be your guide to your next Porsche.

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  • Byron E. Brenkus
    Brand Ambassador

    Byron has been in the automotive business for over 30 years. 21 of which were with BMW as a sales professional, internet manager and finance manager.  Since joining the Porsche family he has focused on sharing how simply amazing the Porsche brand is.  Especially when focusing on the driving experience. Byron has the experience, patience, and outgoing personality plus the dedication needed to deliver the best customer experience possible.

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  • Dun “Travis” Mi
    Brand Ambassador

    Fluent in Mandarin!


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  • Songchae “Steve” Yi
    Brand Ambassador

    Fluent in Korean!


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  • Dominic Torres
    Brand Ambassador

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  • Alexander Benson
    Certified Brand Ambassador

    Although I am a recent addition to the McKenna Porsche team, I have been with Porsche for years and have been a Porsche fan my entire life! Porsche is much more than a car, it is an embodiment of the passion, attention to detail, and dedication of the engineers that design them and of the customers that drive them. The most rewarding part of my day is seeing a client's expression when they first walk up to their new Porsche! When I dream about winning the lottery and being able to buy any car in the world, I dream of owning Porsche's "Project Gold" (look it up, it's really cool!) Project Gold is a  one-of-one 911 produced in 2018 but is based on the 993 generation 911 from the 1990's. The rarity, craftsmanship, and quality are second to none!

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  • Ana Alba
    Service Advisor
    562-345-7070

    I began my automotive career as a Porsche intern technician and worked my way to a service department assistant before earning my place as the lead Service Advisor.
    I hold a Masters Degree from the University of Liverpool in English Literature and an Associates degree in automotive Technology from Los Angeles Trade Technical college. 
    I'm extremely knowledgeable with all things Porsche. My personal goal is exceeding our guests expectations when it comes to the care and maintenance of thier Porsche.

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  • Bryce Walters
    Service Advisor and Certified Brand Ambassador
    562-345-7070

    I have worked with Porsche and McKenna Porsche for the past 4 years. Prior to that I worked at a high line German car dealership for 19 years.

    I don't have just one favorite guest story per say.  However, I love it when I completely exceed all guest's expectations and change how a guest towards our industry or our dealership specifically.  I consider this a personal challenge to show the guest we are on their side.  I almost always develop a special bond with our guests. I find it very rewarding to grow relationships built on trust and honesty.

    If I won the big lotto tonight I would have to go with a 993 Porsche 911 turbo (silver with red calipers) as my new car.

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  • Geraldine Sarabia
    Service Advisor and Certified Brand Ambassador
    562-345-7070


    I have worked with Porsche and McKenna Porsche for the past 4 years. Prior to that I worked at a high line German car dealership for 19 years.

    I don't have just one favorite guest story per say.  However, I love it when I completely exceed all guest's expectations and change how a guest towards our industry or our dealership specifically.  I consider this a personal challenge to show the guest we are on their side.  I almost always develop a special bond with our guests. I find it very rewarding to grow relationships built on trust and honesty.

    If I won the big lotto tonight I would have to go with a 993 Porsche 911 turbo (silver with red calipers) as my new car.

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  • Jenny Gordon
    Service Advisor
    562-345-7070

    I've worked in luxury automotive service departments for 10 years.I have a BA in Psychology from California State University Long Beach. 
    My Favorite client story: A guest drove in on a Saturday without an appointment. She was panicked because her check engine light had turned on suddenly while driving from her home in San Diego to the USC game. I was the only service advisor here that day and helping several other customers at the time. I did my best to get her car checked in, get her into a Porsche loaner car and get her back on her way to meet her family at the game as quickly as possible. She said she was not only grateful that I took her in without prior notice. She was so impressed to see a woman handling the whole department "so quickly, efficiently, and still with a smile on her face."
    If I won the Lotto tomorrow I would buy a 911 Turbo S

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  • John Brouillette
    Parts Associate

    John has been with McKenna since 1984. He started as a Porter and quickly worked his way up to Parts. He has been doing Parts since 1985.

    I have had a lot of repeat guests over the years. It's nice to see the guests keep coming back to purchase more parts from me. 

    If I won the lottery I would buy a 914.6 GT is a 914 with a 6 cylinder with a wide body. Top down, smell the sea in the air, palm tree in distance and no particular place to get to. That's paradise !

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  • Roberto Caldera
    Sales Porter

    I have been with the company for 11 years. I love spending time both with his work family and family at home. I am also passionate about the speed and power associated with the Porsche brand.
     

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  • Isaac Aguilar
    Service Porter

    I started off here at McKenna Porsche 4 years ago. I love working here because each day is always something different. A unique Porsche collectable comes in, an exciting new client sparks a conversation with me. 

    I find it hard to just pin point one great client story, every client that I have encountered with is special. In one way or another. I've learned to treat every Porsche owner equal, from 911 owners to cayenne owners. When you own a Porsche its more than a brand it's a family.
     
    If I won the lotto I would want one but two Porsche vehicles, Panamera E hybrid turbo S, all black. Would be my daily commuter. 911 GTS 4s carmine red would be my second car. Both beautiful cars, on one I get the hybrid experience & on the other I get the natural feel of a 911 track car but on the street. 
     

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  • Alex Espinoza
    Certified Silver Technician

    I have been with the company for 9 years. I started out helping to move cars on the lot and have worked my way up to my current status as a Certified Silver Technician. I love the power and driving dynamics associated with the Porsche brand. If I won the lotto today I would get myself a 2019 911 Targa in all black. I love working on these cars, solving technical issues and helping to improve the ownership experience of my clients.
     

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  • Bryce Lam
    Certified Gold Technician

    I have been passionate about cars my entire life. I graduated with honors both from the Universal Technical Institute and the Official Porsche Apprentice Technician Program.  Recently I received my Gold level certification.  I love the passion and racing heritage associated with the Porsche brand. Specifically how the racing heritage and technology is incorporated into the vehicles sold on our showroom floors. If I won the lotto today I would get myself a 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 lightweight. This car is amazing because it was originally produced for homologation reasons needed to run the car in a race series.

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  • John Akimoto
    Certified Gold Technician

    I have been a Certified Technician for 11 years.  5 Years ago I came to the Porsche brand and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love working for the McKenna Family because everyone here is close and tight nit.  It is truly a family business. I love the Porsche brand because it is built around true sports cars that have power and agility. I also appreciate how Porsche always stays true to its heritage and racing history. If I won the lotto today I would buy myself a 2019 911 GTS in Carmine red.

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  • Matthew Stowells
    Shop Foreman and Certified Gold Technician

    I have been a certified technician for 10 years. I also have been passionate about cars my entire life. I graduated with honors both from the Universal Technical Institute and the Official Porsche Technician Apprenticeship Program. I received my Gold Level Certification 6 years ago. Along with that I am also high voltage, diesel, 918 Spyder, Carrera GT and air cooled certified. I love everything about the Porsche brand. I feel that their main goal was and still is to produce vehicles that are pleasurable to drive. If I won the lotto today I would buy myself a 1973 Carrera 2.7 lightweight because that car to me is a Porsche in its purest form. I enjoy my job as a Shop Forman because it give me the opportunity figure out challenging issues and improving my customers ownership experience. I find this to be very rewarding.
     

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  • Miguel Rodarte
    Certified Bronze Technician

    I started with McKenna Porsche 6 years ago as a lot porter while attending technician trade school. I am proud to say that I worked my way up and proved myself to my bosses and earned my position as a technician.  I received my Bronze level Certification back in 2018. I love the high quality and focus on details associated with the Porsche brand. I love working here at McKenna Porsche because of the my close relationships with my coworkers and supervisors. If I won the lotto today I would purchase a 2019 Cayenne Turbo.

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