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6001 Pan American Frwy NE Directions Albuquerque, NM 87109



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  • Cathy Bunn
    MINI Sales Manager

    Cathy Bunn was born and raised in Colorado and is an avid Bronco fan. She has been with Sandia Automotive for 11 years and says that she is enjoying every minute of it! Cathy has been married for 25 years to a car guy and they have two adult children and three Boston Terriers. She is actively involved with the Go Red for Women and American Heart Association. You'll find Cathy driving around in her BMW i3 electric car.

  • Jeff Apodaca
    Motoring Advisor

    Hi my name is Jeff Apodaca, born and raised in Abq NM. I'm the father to my wonderful 7 year old daughter, Mckayla. I love sports such as Basketball, Golf (which I played both for at Cibola HS Class of 06) Football and Soccer. My favorite sports teams include the Lakers, Dolphins, Barcelona FC and Chelsea FC, and I have a passion to motor, HARD! I enjoy all forms of Auto Racing but mainly Formula 1, with reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton as my favorite and the best driver in the world. Naturally MINI was a great fit for me with the deep and rich history of racing all the way back to the victories in the early 1960s at the most Iconic of all Formula 1 circuits in Monaco Monte Carlo. After all, it was John Cooper himself who was the first person to put the engine in the rear of a Formula 1 car rather than the front, and that has never changed since. MINI has grown to become a recognizable icon in the American automotive market, and has been one for many decades elsewhere in the world. I'm honored to be involved with this car company because any MINI owner knows its much more than simply a car company, any MINI owner is Family to us.

  • Darryl Johnson
    Motoring Advisor

    Greetings Everyone! I'm Darryl Johnson, an avid fan and owner of BMW vehicles for over 20 years. I remember the first time I got behind the wheel of a MINI, I was blown away with how much fun it was to drive. So, when the opportunity came up to join the Sandia MINI team, it was easy. I get to drive and enjoy them while at work! I'm originally from San Diego and love all things San Diego. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my lovely wife at the beach and just relax. GO Chargers, Padres, and Clippers!

  • Kacey Garner
    MINI Receptionist

  • Fred Badgett
    Pre-Owned Manager

  • Chad Fiebiger
    Service Manager

  • Todd Love
    Service Advisor

  • JJ Johnson
    Service Adviser

  • Robert Lackey
    Parts Manager

  • Dominic Jaramillo
    Parts Advisor

 Our People at Sandia MINI
They could have been poets, doctors, or circus acts. But our MINI Motoring Advisors passed all that up just to help you fulfill your dream of owning a MINI.
I was about 24 and my best friend, Lee Polar, and I had volunteered to drive his grandmother from her home in Sarasota, FL to visit her cousin in New Mexico. We were having a pretty good time, flipping through the radio dial, introducing Grandma Polar to all the "crazy music we kids listened to" while she entertained us with some great stories of episodes from her days as a Mail-woman delivering letters in New York City. We were on the leg of the trip that took us through Louisiana, when Lee's Grandmother told us she had to use the little girl's room. The first place we came to was a pretty rundown looking bar by the side of the road. We pulled over, and offered to go inside with her, but she said she'd be fine. It was the middle of the day, and there was only one car there - probably the manager's, so we figured she'd be OK. After about 15 minutes, Grandma still hadn't come back out, so we started to get worried and went inside to check on her. As we opened the door, we saw the place was empty but we heard the sweet sound of Cajun music in the air. We turned the corner and saw a 3-man band jamming away - with Lee's Grandmother sitting on the edge of the small stage humming away on a harmonica. As the song wound down, we clapped and yelled for more with Grandma smiling at us. We ended up hanging out there all afternoon, with Lee's Grandma and her new band putting on a fantastic show. Around dinnertime, the bass player invited us all back to his place for some Crawfish stew, black beans and rice. Some more of their friends ended up coming over and everyone sang and danced pretty late into the night. It was the highlight of great trip I'll never forget.
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