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6001 Pan American Frwy NE Directions Albuquerque, NM 87109

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  • Cathy Bunn
    MINI Sales Manager
    505-342-0066

    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.

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  • Fred Badgett
    Pre-Owned Manager
    505-342-0066


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  • Simon Lees
    Motoring Advisor

    Simon Lees is a Motoring Advisor at Sandia MINI. Although Simon is new to the position at MINI, he is not new to the company. Four years ago, Simon left Sandia BMW as the General Sales Manager to try his hand at being a small business owner. He had been with the company for 14 years before he left, and everyone at Sandia is thrilled to see that he has returned.

    Simon says that he enjoys working for Sandia Automotive because of the local ownership, happy employees with little turnover, and the great products that are sold here. His favorite cars are the base model MINI Cooper and the BMW 5 Series.

    Outside of work Simon enjoys bicycling, off beat travel destinations, and having a local pint with his wife.

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  • Frankie Irwin
    Motoring Advisor

    Frankie Irwin is a Motoring Advisor at Sandia MINI. Her background is in Spa and Salon Management. Before coming to Sandia, she helped a Mayo-Clinic trained surgical oncologist develop a medical aesthetics practice and a program that was oncology friendly for his patients, "Fancy-words for non-invasive, high-grade skin care", says Frankie.

    Frankie says that she's really enjoying working at Sandia MINI, "From day one everyone at Sandia has been friendly and incredibly helpful. Plus, I get to help people get into some of the most amazing cars, the 6-Speed MINI Cooper S just about blew my socks off!"

    Outside of work Frankie loves spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and searching for her new favorite restaurant. She has a 6-year-old nephew and when she first told him that she would be working for MINI Cooper, he asked if they had "regular-sized Coopers" too!

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  • Darryl Johnson
    Motoring Advisor
    505-342-0066

    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!

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  • Todd Love
    Service Advisor
    505-342-0066


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  • JJ Johnson
    Service Adviser
    505-342-0066


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  • Robert Lackey
    Parts Manager
    505-342-0066


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  • Dominic Jaramillo
    Parts Advisor
    505-342-0066


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  • Kacey Garner
    MINI Receptionist
    505-342-0066


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 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.
FAVORITE ROAD TRIP
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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