Audi

Audi Rancho Mirage

71265 Highway 111
Directions Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

  • Sales: (888) 724-0635
  • Service: (888) 724-0826
  • Parts: (888) 724-0775

Meet the Team at Audi Rancho Mirage


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  • Todd
    Blue
    Dealer Principal

    Following graduation from George Washington University with an international business degree in 1992, Todd Blue began his career in steel and scrap metal trading, railroad services and real estate. After 15 years in these industries, Mr. Blue directed his focus to the automotive business when he formed indiGO (which began with indiGO Classic Cars in 2006). In 2010, Blue's indiGO Auto Group acquired Porsche of North Houston, followed by Lamborghini Houston in 2011 and Rancho Mirage's Desert European Motorcars (including franchises for Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley and McLaren) in 2013. In 2015, Blue consolidated the market for Porsches when he acquired both Porsche franchises in St. Louis to form a single dealership, Porsche St. Louis. The year 2016 brought about even more growth; indiGO Auto Group acquired BMW of Palm Springs in California and established Bugatti Houston in Texas.
     
    Mr. Blue's mission, which includes an unwavering commitment to customer service and sales performance, has led indiGO Auto Group to earn some of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry. These awards include Porsche Premier Dealer, Rolls-Royce Global Provenance Dealer of the Year, PRIDE of Jaguar Award for retail excellence and Audi Magna Society. Mr. Blue implements his company's mission by staying committed to a boutique "high touch" environment, which assures experiential ownership for his clients. Mr. Blue considers it an honor to associate with the best brands in the world and clearly deliver the goals of the manufacturers he represents to his clients. Paramount in all of Mr. Blue's organization is the goal to activate customer ownership!
     
    Mr. Blue's five organizational certainties include prioritizing continuous improvement, passionately honoring the heritage of the brands he represents, always maintaining a consciousness for uniqueness and authenticity, exceeding customers' expectations, and embracing change. Mr. Blue was elected to the Porsche Cars of North America Board of Regents in 2012 and the Aston Martin of the Americas Dealer Advisory Panel in 2013. In this capacity, along with his fellow board members, Mr. Blue represents his fellow dealers for those brands nationally.

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  • Kelly
    Wolf
    Chief Operating Officer

    Kelly Wolf is the Chief Operating Officer of indiGO Auto Group, a company with dealerships in Rancho Mirage, California; Palm Springs, California; St. Louis, Missouri; and Houston, Texas. Mr. Wolf leads automotive groups sales and the fixed operations teams, keeping the focus on delivering the highest level of customer care and creating opportunities for our customers to activate their ownership through a variety of community events, driving experiences and fundraising opportunities. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Wolf manages Desert European Motorcars, Southern California's premier luxury automotive dealership with brands including Audi, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, and Maserati, and he manages the company's newest acquisition, BMW of Palm Springs. He is also the General Manager of indiGO Auto Group Texas, which includes Porsche of North Houston, Lamborghini Houston, Bugatti Houston and indiGO Classic Cars. Mr. Wolf has over a decade of high-end automotive sales and management experience, and he works alongside our Chairman and CEO, Todd Blue. Mr. Wolf's management style has enabled indiGO Auto Group to expand its sales footprint across the United States. Mr. Wolf is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jacee and their two children.

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  • Shad
    Schuessler
    General Manager

    Shad originally hails from Nebraska, but has thoroughly enjoyed his move to California and his job here at Desert European. Shad has dedicated the last ten years to managing the financial needs of loyal customers. When he is not negotiating a contract, he enjoys many sports, outdoor activity, and a sunny weekend at the beach.

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  • Rick
    Bingham
    Audi Sales Manager

    Originally from Iowa, Rick lived in Las Vegas for many years and spent the last six years in Southern California.  He comes to indiGO with several years of automotive experience that will be beneficial to our organization.  His experience includes five years at a Las Vegas dealership where he worked in Sales, Internet Sales and Finance.  In addition, he has over seven years with the Audi brand.  Not only is Rick is a proud dad of a son who is successful in the Digital field and a daughter who is attending medical school, he loves outdoor activities including gardening and swimming.

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  • David
    Caldwell
    Pre-Owned Manager

    David grew up in the auto industry, with his first summer job as a Lot Attendant and his dad owning a dealership in Las Vegas, he comes to Desert European Motorcars with a wealth of knowledge.  David has over sixteen years of experience and specializes in highline pre-owned vehicles.  When not attending weekly auctions, David enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

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  • Jeffrey
    Ferguson
    Audi F&I Manager

    Prior to Jeff returning to Desert European Motorcars, he spent many years in the insurance industry.  Jeffrey is an avid weight lifter and ATV rider.  He also enjoys music and spending endless hours at the beach body boarding.

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  • Marc
    Furrer
    Parts & Service Director

    Marc comes to Desert European from Houston, Texas. He is a family man and with his wife, they are busy raising two daughters and a son. Marc started in the auto business back in 1994 and quickly climbed the professional ranks from stocking parts, to selling parts, to parts manager, and now parts and service director. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, riding his Harley, and driving fast sport cars. He also likes antique cars and has been rebuilding a 1954 Chevy truck. Marc loves the customer service aspect of the auto business and is determined to make sure his customers are well taken care of and their concerns are heard.

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  • David
    Harty
    Assistant Parts Manager

    With over twenty years of automotive experience, David Harty certainly brings a ton of experience to Desert European Motorcars.  Originally from Central Massachusetts, David loves spending motorsports, the outdoors and quality time with his friends, family and dogs.

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  • Nick Alexander
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Nick Alexander previously worked in luxury and exotic performance parts, sales and installations as well as an auction buyer. He also has experience in client retention and project management. Outside of work he enjoys track racing, curating and collecting art, travel, fitness and is a Formula 1 enthusiast.

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  • Steve Clark
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Steve is a California native who currently resides near Palm Springs. He graduated from Christian Center Academy and worked several years in real estate sales. Steve owned and operated several businesses, one of which involved automobile detail, restoration, and customizations. He first entered auto customer relations in 2003 and later became a salesman. Steve has a life long passion for automobiles, especially European cars and enjoys attending various car shows. He is a busy father who shares four children, three of which are now in college! He tries to frequent Big Bear and San Diego in his leisure time and also enjoys spending time with his family. Steve is determined to deliver the best customer service to his Audi customers and has won past awards for excellent service and corporate walk around contests.

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  • David Ball
    Audi Brand Specialist

    David has an extensive background in the Automotive industry, with over 20 years in Management, Finance, Sales, and Marketing and 9 years with Dealer Operations, David is looking forward to bringing all his knowledge to Audi Rancho Mirage. During his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his 8-year old son, along with coaching him in team sports. 

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  • Michael Fairly
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Michael was born in Hollywood, CA and began working in the automotive industry at only 19 years old.  He has 14 years of sales experience and an extensive background in working with technology. Michael is a family man with 2 grown children, and likes to take part in "America's Past Time" (aka Baseball).  Michael loves the team that he has become a part of at Audi Rancho Mirage and enjoys spending time with them.

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  • Jenna Paine
    Service Advisor

    Jenna brings over 30 years of experience to the IndiGO Auto Group. Her experience ranges from working for a dealership, selling exotic/ collector cars to spending the last 22 years as a General Manager for an Independent Repair Shop in Northern California. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Family 

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  • Paul DeAnda
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Paul was born and raised in Southern California and has been in the Luxury retail industry for over 11 years and has an extensive backdrop in retail fashion management. During his downtime, he enjoys creating art, exploring new music, travel the world, and being outdoors.

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  • Mark Wilson
    Delivery Specialist
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    Mark grew up in Texas and is loving his relocation to Southern California. Mark has been in the automotive industry since 1982 and has worked with numerous highline brands - Audi, of course, being his favorite. Mark enjoys traveling and has even experienced the privilege of touring the Audi factory in Ingolstadt, Germany.

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  • Gregor Jittlov
    Audi Service Advisor

    As a high school student, Gregor found pleasure and talent completing an auto shop class, so his professional destiny hit him at an early age. He was later educated at a college for Automotive Technology. Gregor quickly progressed from technician to service manager for marques including Acura, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Volvo. We are proud to have Gregor as our Land Rover Rancho Mirage service manager. He believes Land Rover excels in a great industry, manufacturing some of the most exciting cars of today! Although the vehicles themselves are more complex than ever, he feels our technicians are up for the challenge. Stop in and say hello to Gregor next time your car is in need of service at Land Rover Rancho Mirage.

     

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  • Lorena
    Martinez
    Audi Service Advisor

    Lorena was born and raised right here in the Desert. She spent ten years in hotel service and has always enjoyed catering to customers' needs. Lorena is our service receptionist and is kept quite busy organizing our Jaguar, Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Aston Martin calls for our hard working service advisors. In her leisure time, Lorena enjoys hiking, running, and anything outdoors. She also has a fondness for animals and sometimes volunteers at the animal shelter.

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  • Ashley
    Franz
    Audi Parts Specialist

    Ashley had entered the automobile industry many years ago. After high school, she acquired a cashiering position for Toyota Mazda Honda Acura of the Desert. She was promoted to shipping and receiving for Honda and then quickly found her way to the parts counter. We are proud to have Ashley working in Porsche & Audi parts and fine tuning her expertise. She is a self declared foodie and enjoys eating out with her fiance. She also looks forward to relaxing at home with her many animals after a hard day's work.

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  • Andres Melero
    Audi Service Technician

    Andres earned his degree in Occupational studies in Automotive and Truck Technology. He extended his education and attended the Audi Academy. Andres is having more than 13 years' experience in Audi factory training and hopes to grow with Audi Rancho Mirage. During his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family, attending sporting events, museum outings and going to the park. 

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  • Juan Peralez
    Audi Service Technician

    Juan attended College Of The Desert where he fell in love with the car industry and pursued a career at Audi Rancho Mirage. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching football.

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  • George Espinoza
    Audi Service Technician

    After High School, George attended The Universal Technical Institute as well as the Audi Academy where he then discovered his passion for cars. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, and spending time with his family at the beach.

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  • Audel Lievano
    Audi Service Technician

    Audel attended the Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. His previous employers include Chrysler, where he worked as a Technician. During his free time he enjoys watching football, boxing and MMA. 

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  • Jesus Deniz
    Audi Service Technician

    Jesus served in the U.S. Army before attending Universal Technical Institute Automotive/Diesel training. In his spare time, Jesus enjoys playing soccer, going to the gym and he likes to barbecue.

     

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  • Ismael Perez
    Service Technician

    Ismael Perez joins the team as our newest Service Technician.  Like many of our team members, he attended UTI and studied varies courses in Automotive Engines and Repair.  When not at work, he likes to perform high performance modifications on all types of vehicles and work on a "project" vehicle, his RX-8.  He feels that the entire team has been friendly and fun to work with.  Ismael can be reached at iperez@deserteuropean.com.

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  • Danny
    Zarate
    Audi Service Technician

    Danny graduated from UTI and the Audi Academy in 2003, he is ASE certified and Master Guild Audi certified. He has been working for Audi since 2003 and has met many great friends while working at Desert European, he loves what he does! In his spare time, Danny enjoys taking long walks on the beach with his beautiful wife and 2 dogs. He also enjoys fishing, camping, and doing anything outdoors with friends and family.

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  • Patti
    Guzzi
    Receptionist

    Patti hails from Long Branch, New Jersey and is proud of her Italian heritage. She moved to the Desert in 1999. She is an avid Italian cook and enjoys sharing her dishes with the entire Audi team. In her free time, Patti enjoys trips to the beach, a night out for a film, travelling, and spending time with close friends and family. Patti is also a dog lover and cherishes her time as adopted mother to a beautiful little Shih Tzu named Oreo. The one important item remaining on her bucket list is a chance to see Italy! She hopes to visit sometime next year.

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  • Jennifer
    Hutchison
    Receptionist

    Jennifer is a native to Southern California and was born in Long Beach. She had plenty of experience working as a receptionist in a medical front office and allergy center. She enjoys spending time with her family in 29 Palms. Jennifer loves being active outdoors and especially enjoys hiking. She is always up for trying something new and appreciates the ability to travel and discover different surroundings. She enjoys chatting with our friendly Audi customers and is ready to satisfy their needs with excellent customer service.

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  • Raul Alejandro Avce-Rocha
    Porter

    Raul Alejandro Avce-Rocha enjoys working on cars and plans to continue his growth within the automotive industry to one day become a mechanic.

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Meet the Audi Rancho Mirage Team
At Audi Rancho Mirage, every member of our team is committed to helping our customers have the best car-shopping experience possible. Whether you're stopping by our Audi service department for a repair or are shopping for a new Audi car for sale in Rancho Mirage, CA, like the 2018 Audi Q7, we are here to assist you. We look forward to working with you and showing you our dedication to customer service here at our Audi dealership near Riverside, CA.