Meet the Team at Audi Rancho Mirage


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  • Todd
    Blue
    Founder and CEO

    Todd Blue has been CEO of The indiGO Auto Group since 2010. As the founder and CEO of the company, he also currently serves on indiGO's board of directors. Todd began his career joining Luria Brother's (a division of Connell Limited Partnership) Chicago office as an account executive in 1992 within its steel-mill-service and trading group. He later joined Louisville Scrap Material Company in 1994 where he served as Vice President of Commercial Trading. After partnering to purchase the company and its affiliates, he later sold most of its assets to Progress Rail for whom Todd served as the metals division's Executive Vice President between 1998 & 2000. Todd joined Cobalt Ventures LLC (which he previously co-founded) full time in 2000. Cobalt is a strategic investor which also specializes in urban real estate development, management, and parking.  Starting by collecting cars in 2005, Todd consciously turned this passion for automobiles into a vocation when he formed indiGO Classic Cars in 2006. Originally purchasing and selling post-war European sports cars, the company became the indiGO Auto Group when it acquired Porsche North Houston in 2010 and Lamborghini Houston in 2011.  Rancho Mirage's Desert European Motorcars (which includes franchises for Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley and McLaren) was acquired by indiGO in 2013. In 2015, Todd consolidated two former Porsche dealerships in St. Louis, MO to form Porsche St. Louis. BMW of Palm Springs and Bugatti Houston (Bugatti Houston was later sold by indiGO) were added in 2016. In July 2017, indiGO was awarded the Rolls-Royce North Houston franchise. In October of 2017, Todd formed a strategic alliance with Pon Holdings of the Netherlands. With this transaction, Pon became the largest investor in the indiGO Auto Group. Todd currently sits on the Porsche Cars North America Board of Regents where he has represented both the Southern and Central regions. Todd previously served on the Aston Martin of the Americas Dealer Advisory Panel and the BMW Western Region Business Council. Some of Todd's proudest achievements as CEO include indiGO being recognized by Automotive News as one of the Best Dealerships to Work for in 2015 and co-founding the indiGO Drive4Kids which has supported Texas Children's Hospital, The Bianca Rae Foundation (in support of the Rae of Hope retreat) and The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. Todd has been a member of the Young President's Organization since 2003. He also serves on Houston's St. John's School Investment Committee. Todd has been a multi-year supporter of Houston's Youth Maccabi Sports programs as well as the 11-99 Foundation, which provides emergency benefits in times of crisis to California Highway Patrol employees and their families. Todd's is a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association and the Houston Automobile Dealers Association.  Previously Todd served on boards for eMain USA, the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership, the Louisville Arena Authority, Downtown Development Corporation, The Center for Interfaith Relations, The Jewish Outreach Institute (New York), and The Kentucky Country Day School. Todd was recognized by The Business Journals Business First as a "Forty Under 40" in 2003. In 2004, Todd was awarded the Governor of Kentucky's Economic Development Leadership Award by then Governor Ernie Fletcher. Todd and his wife Karen both serve on the indiGO Blue Family Foundation board and are award-winners of The Lewis W. Cole Memorial Young Leadership Award. They have three children. Todd received a B.A. in International Business from The George Washington University in 1992.  

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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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  • Mike
    Weibel
    General Manager

    Mike leads the Audi Rancho Mirage team as General Manager. He shares with his team a strong passion for automobiles, and the belief of providing the very best level of customer service. He has worked his way up from a porter at the age of 15 into sales with Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar/Land Rover, and now Porsche. "I am very fortunate to be a part of such a progressive, and innovative brand such as Porsche." Mike has grown up around the automobile industry, having had a Father, Uncle, and Grandfather in the business before him. Mike moved to the Coachella Valley from Houston, Texas and is joined by his wife Rachel, daughter Olivia and son Hudson.

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  • Gregory
    Clifford
    General Sales Manager

    Gregory brings 11 years of experience with the Audi brand to our team here in the desert. Prior to automotive sales, he attended UNLV for Business and Southern Nevada School of Real Estate. Gregory enjoys water skiing and cycling during his time away from work.

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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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  • Mark
    Sahagun
    Audi Finance Manager

    Mark started off in the automotive industry as a sales person for a BMW dealership in Houston, Texas. From there, he moved onto finance at other stores and eventually came to Los Angeles to further pursue his career. He enjoys spending his free time playing golf and traveling with his fiancé.

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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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  • 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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  • Jeremiah
    Valantine
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Jeremiah Valantine joins our Audi sales team after being with indiGO Auto Group as a lot attendant for 2 years. During that time, he quickly grew a strong interest in the Audi brand and a desire to be involved with it and its customers. Jeremiah enjoys listening to country music, playing basketball and attending car shows. He is very excited about growing with our company and providing exceptional customer service to all of his clients.

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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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  • Luis Lubian
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Luis, a native from Spain, holds a Master of Science with a major in management and quality control awarded by U.C.A. (Spain), and a A.A. in Performance awarded by the Guitar Institute of Technology (Hollywood, CA). Luis is genuinely passionate about the automotive world; a devotee of engineering, design, art and auto-mechanics. He is an avid car enthusiast who loves working on his own high performance vehicles and classic hot rods. Being an avid reader, he loves to cultivate himself in the history, legacy and heritage of his favorite brands, European and American. Besides his loving wife and family, his other passion in life is music and he plays guitar professionally. As an adopted son of this country, he also loves America.

     

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  • Dan
    Ball
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Dan joins our Audi sales team with many years of experience in Real Estate and also, television journalism! He enjoys exploring Southern California on his Victory motorcycle and hiking the trails with his family.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jenny
    Fisher
    Parts Advisor


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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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  • 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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  • Diego Monreal-Mendoza
    Audi Tech Helper

    Before joining our Audi service team, Diego attended UTI for technical school. Since then, he has had experience with the Chrysler and Hyundai brands and is excited to start new with Audi!

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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.