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Matt Miles, Dealer

Matt Miles, Dealer for Buster Miles Auto Group was born in 1955 and grew up in Heflin, AL. He is the eldest of four children to Buster Miles and the former Alice Bennett. Matt grew up loving cars and all sports - including hunting, fishing and football! After graduation from Cleburne County High School, he received a football scholarship to Samford University and graduated with a degree in marketing and joined his father's business in 1992. Matt has been President of Buster Miles Auto Group since 1986. Matt had always planned to follow in his dad's footsteps. He said, "My dad was my mentor and coach. I always wanted to be just like him. I sold my first car to my second grade teacher. I have never doubted what I wanted to do. I have always loved meeting and helping people, especially with their automobile needs." Matt loves spending time with his wonderful family including his wife, Pam. His son, Mim, is the Vice President of Buster Miles Auto Group (Auburn University '10). His daughter, Madelin, graduated from Auburn University in 2011. His daughter, Alexis, graduated from Auburn in 2015 and is a digital sales executive with His daughter, Sela Bay, is currently attending school at SCAD in Atlanta. Matt said he is a staunch Auburn fan, but most importantly his is a sinner saved by grace! 

Hope Miles-Downey, General Manager

Hope is Buster's youngest daughter. She has been working in the car business for almost 20 years. She has held positions in sales, finance and has moved up to General Manager in 2007. She holds a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Hunter College in New York. Hope is married to Michael Downey and is the proud mother of two sons, Aiden and Ethan. She has two stepsons, Haden and Ethan. Hope serves as a board member for the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and is a former member of the Cleburne County's United Way Board. Also, she is a member of the Anniston Morning Rotary where she participated in their Dancing with Our Stars Fundraiser raising over $9,000. Hope loves serving her community and supporting the American dream through small business and charitable works. In her spare time, Hope enjoys golfing with her husband and sons. 

Mim Miles , VP and Used Vehicle Director

Mim is part owner of Buster Miles Chevrolet and Ford. He graduated from Auburn University in 2010 and earned a degree in Business Administration. He has 7+ years of Buster Miles experience holding various positions throughout the years. When he is not at work, he enjoys hunting, traveling, attending CrossFit and being outdoors. 

Madelin Miles, Manager of Public Relations
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Madelin is the oldest daughter of Matt and Pam Miles. She graduated from Auburn University and has experience working for Inverness Country Club out of Birmingham as their Member Relations Director, as well as working for as a Senior Digital Media Consultant for 3 ½ years in the Huntsville market. Madelin currently handles digital marketing for both dealerships as well as runs The Barn at Bennett Flats, a wedding and event venue also located in Heflin, AL. Madelin enjoys traveling, Crossfit, cooking and quality time with family!

Wayne Meador, Internet Manager

Wayne is an entrepreneurial minded individual with a passion for making the world a better place, while creating a sustainable planet for future generations. In 2015, he rode a bicycle (no, he's not a cyclist) across the country, and filmed it using solar energy. His experience varies from public service (fire and EMS) , to heavy construction work, nursing, owning an eco-friendly screen printing business, to executive level sales and beyond. When it comes to problem solving, he's a bloodhound; and known for involving the whole team. He listens - not only to what's being said, but to what is not being said; and take consultative approach to everything. In his spare time, he works on the bike trip documentary, builds his YouTube audience, works on sustainable living projects for his homestead, adventures into the woods on two wheels or by foot, hangs from trees in a hammock, and dreams about being superman. 

Leslie Daniel, Biz Development Manager



Andre Champagne, Ford Sales Manager
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Andre is from New Orleans, LA. His wife's name is Jamie and they have two kids together. He recently just started at Buster Miles. In his spare time, he likes everything baseball!

Patrick Lambert, Chevy Sales Manager
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Patrick is a Heflin, AL native whose career in the car business began at Buster Miles in 1999. He enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf and attending Auburn football games. Patrick currently resides in Anniston with his wife, Victoria, and their two children, Hanner and Elle Marie. As well as their dog, Larry. 

Phil Gwarjanski , BDR / Acquisitions

Phil resides in Lake Wedowee and has been in the car business for 35 years. He is married, has two sons, and one grandchild. He graduated from Auburn University in 1982. In his spare time, he likes to hunt, fish and golf.

Barry Newton, Assistant Used Car Manager

Barry resides in Anniston, AL with his wife Kay. He has two sons, Hunter and Logan. Hunter and his wife Haley have two daughters named Emerson and Harper. His son Logan and his wife Jordan are expecting a granddaughter! Barry is a runner and cyclist, and he enjoys Auburn football!

Steve Perry , Sales Consultant

Steve is from Heflin, AL, and has over 20 years of Buster Miles experience! He has been married to Tammy (Walker) Perry, the Director of Heflin's Parks and Recreation, for over 26 years. They have two sons, Josh and Jordan. When Steve isn't selling cars, he enjoys playing golf, disc golf, softball, and watching Alabama football! Roll Tide!

George Silva, Chevy Sales Consultant

George started at Buster Miles in July 2014. He is a native of Slidell, LA, but he and his wife, Kathy, have called Anniston, AL, home for the past 16 years. He is a former part owner of Mt. Cheaha Harley Davidson. George is a proud Vietnam Veteran, and when he isn't at work, he enjoys the open road in the saddle of his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Tommy Moore, Sales Consultant

Tommy is from Tallapoosa, GA. He has been with Buster Miles for ten years. He has an 11-year-old son. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, going out to eat, watching movies, making a trip to the beach, listening to live music, working on his house, and spending time with his son.

Rocky Stemen, Sales Consultant

Rocky is from Randolph County and has a horse farm. In his spare time, he enjoys sports. He especially enjoys watching the Alabama Crimson Tide football team! Roll Tide!

Tim Pruitt, Sales Consultant

Juliana Gaines, Sales Consultant

Julianna grew up in Heflin, AL and graduated from Cleburne County High School in 1999. During high school, she was actively involved in cheerleading and Tiger athletics. After attending Southern Union Community College in Wadley and Opelika, she returned to Heflin to learn more about the "car business" as an employee of Buster Miles Ford dealership. She values the experiences she has learned and is thrilled to continue to work for the Buster Miles family. Her passion is providing customer service and being able to put customers in the right vehicle at a fair price and being at a dealership that prides itself in after-sales support. She has spent years trying to find the right job for her and she believe that this is it!

Randall McCaffrey, Sales Consultant

Randall is a native of Walhalla, SC, but has lived in the Anniston area for 10 years now. Randall has been selling Chevys for over six years, and is a Chevrolet Certified Technology Expert. He and his wife, Karla, live in Saks and recently welcomed their first child, Mac, into the world! When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. Randall and Karla also enjoy hanging out with their dog, Bizzy; and their cat, Nigel.

George Demari, Sales Consultant

George is from Atlantic City, N.J.  and he resides in Temple, GA. His wife's name is Karen. His son is 33-years-old and is married with three children. His daughter is 27-years-old and is married with two children. He also has two step-children, Crystal and Andrew. In his spare time, he loves to play golf!

David Hurst, Sales Consultant

Tekia Bussey, Sales Assistant

Tekia is locally grown from Heflin, AL, and is one of the newest members of the Buster Miles team. She has ten years of banking experience, and is a graduate of Jacksonville State University. She  has a 6-year-old son that she enjoys throwing a line with (fishing) and riding ATVs when not at work. 

John Michael Mulkey, Hospitality Associate

John Michael is a graduate of Cleburne County High School and an honor graduate from Cleburne County Career Tech School where he studied Auto Mechanics for three years. He is an avid car enthusiast, especially with antique cars! Also, he is the proud owner of a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I. When he is not at Buster Miles, you can find him at car shows, mud riding or at Alabama football games. Roll Tide Roll!



Jeff Wilson , Fleet Manager

Jeff was born in Birmingham, AL, and grew up in Hayden, AL. He has been part of the Buster Miles Family for six years. Jeff holds a Bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in Business. He currently lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Daphne. They attend Eagle Point Church in Jacksonville. In his spare time, Jeff likes to hunt and attend Alabama football games with his wife. Contact Jeff for bids on fleet. 

Sarah Bradshaw, Fleet Assistant

Sarah is from Oxford, AL and has worked for Buster Miles for a year. She currently attends Jacksonville State University as an Education major and is active in her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends.



Jerry Hazelwood, Business and Chevy Finance Manager

Jerry has over 20 years of Buster Miles experience with over 20 years experience in sales and finance. He was born and raised in Virginia and served in the United States Air Force in 1986 and served for five years. He now calls Anniston, AL, home with his wife, Rebecca Bright, and their four children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, Jerry enjoys taking out his Harley Davidson for a ride and serving his community. Jerry says, "Buy a Car, Be a Star!"

David Pitts, Ford Finance Manager
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David is a resident of Anniston, AL and has been in finance for 14 years. He graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in finance. When he is not at work, he enjoys snow skiing, football games and the outdoors.



Michael Downey , Director of Fixed Operations
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Julie Fuller, Ford Service Manager
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Julie is from Edwardsville, AL. She is married and has two boys. She has been with Buster Miles for 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her grandbaby!

Chad Smith , Chevy Service Drive Manager

Chad is from Plymouth, NH. In the early 90's, while attending Plymouth Regional High School, Smith started working at Norway Pines Speedway. He spent many weekends turning wrenches for Eddie Hoyt. While there, Smith made contact with the Douville Racing team and their driver, Dan Douville. In 1991, Smith pursued a full-time job in motorsports and landed at Dave Lind Racing, the tire supplier for the majority of the New England tracks as well as the NASCAR Modified tour where he spent his time working as a tire dealer. It wasn't until the first week of January in 1995, that he got the call he had been waiting on, packed up all his belongings and made the drive to Charlotte to begin work with NASCAR Busch Series team. Smith settled in at BACE Motorsports working as the tire specialist and jack man. Over the next three seasons, he enjoyed much success as he was part of three consecutive NASCAR Busch Series titles (1995, 1996, 1997) with drivers Johnny Benson and Randy LaJoie. In 1998, Smith made a move to Diamond Ridge Motorsports continuing duties as a mechanic and jack man now for driver Elliott Sadler. He, at the end of the 1998 season, made another move joining the Progressive Motorsports team (now ppc racing) to work as Car Chief for Jason Keller's No. 57 Chevrolets. After switching his shop role to Parts Manager, Smith remained with PPC Racing for several years, celebrating multiple wins with Keller and the 2000 Busch Series championship with Jeff Green. Smith joined Darrell Waltrip Motorsports, in March of 2004 where he served as a suspension specialist and Jack Man for the No. 17 NTN Bearings Toyota Tundra piloted by David Reutimann. Chad joined the Buster Miles Team in September of 2012. Chad and his wife, Paula, own Heflin Taekwondo in downtown Heflin. 

John Cupo, Chevy Service Advisor
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John is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and moved to Alabama in 1982. He has over 10 years of Buster Miles experience and over 30 years in the automobile industry. Also, John has worked as a Deputy Sheriff for Calhoun County for the past six years. He has two children, Kayla and Darren, along with his stepdaughter, Jennifer. In his spare time, one will find John cruising on his motorcycle or grilling out in his backyard.

Josh Edwards, Ford Service Advisor

Josh is from White Plains, AL and has been with Buster Miles for a year. He is engaged to Annie. In his spare time, he likes to hike, walk his dogs and kayak.

Emily Haynes, Chevy Service Department Customer Liaison
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Nona Morris, Ford Service Customer Liaison

Nona is from Bynum. She and her husband, Michael, have three children and two grandchildren. Nona enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and serving in her church, New Haven Baptist.

Randall Vance , ASE / GM Master Certified Technician

Randall has been a technician for over 28 years and has been with Buster Miles for 21 of those years. He specializes in interior work (radios, speakers, touch screens, etc.) and diagnostics. He also performs the dealership's PDI's (Pre-Delivery Inspections). He is ASE Master Certified and GM Master Certified. 

Ronnie Whited, ASE / GM Certified Technician

Ronnie comes to Buster Miles Chevrolet with over 20 years of experience as a General Motors Technician. He is both ASE and GM Certified. Originally from Clay County, AL, he and his wife of six years, Lori, now reside in Calhoun County, AL. Together, they have four children. In his spare time, he likes working on the farm. 

James Garrett, ASE Certified Technician

James is one of our ASE Certified Technicians and has over 20 years of experience in the mechanical field. Six of those years have been here at Buster Miles Chevrolet! He specializes in internal engine repairs, brakes and alignments. 

Jonathan Bean , Chevy Service Technician

Jonathan has been a technician for five years and is one of our primary lube tech's at Buster Miles Chevrolet. He and his wife of four years, Carey, live in Anniston with their two children. When he's not at Buster Miles, he enjoys spending time with his children, listening to live music and watching Game of Thrones! 

Glenn Dennis, Certified Senior Ford Master Tech

Glenn is from Bremen, GA and has been with Buster Miles for over three years. He has 25+ years of experience working in dealerships. He also has kids. In his spare time, he likes to hunt and fish.

Ricky Hosner, Service Technician

Ricky is from Heflin, AL and has been with Buster Miles for 13 years. He has an awesome family with great stepchildren. He loves eating cheese.

Michael Maddox, Service Technician

Michael is from Lineville, AL and has been at Buster Miles for over seven months. He is married with kids. In his spare time, he likes to fish.

Ron Partington , Ford Certified Senior Master Technician

Ron is from Dearmanville, AL and has been with Buster Miles for a little over six years. He is married with two kids, one boy and one girl. In his spare time, he is a Hobby Machinist.

Antonio Riggins, Service Technician

Duane Tarwater , Sold Vehicle Cleanup

Duane is a native of Munford, AL. He has 18 years of Buster Miles experience. In his spare time, Duane is a Dirt Track Racer, #17!



John Blankenship, Ford Parts Manager
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John was born in Atlanta, GA at Crawford W. Long Memorial Hospital, but currently resides in Bremen, GA. He has been with Buster Miles since 2012. He is married to Racheal and they have two sons together, ages 35 and 27. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his son, camping and capturing all of his adventures in pictures. He is also a member of the Anniston League of Bowling during the fall and winter.

Andy Turner, Chevy Parts Manager

Andy has been with Buster Miles for 14 years. When he isn't working, you can find him spending time with his two sons, Austin and Dylan, and cheering on The University of Alabama.

David Gladd, Chevy Parts Assistant

David is from Oxford, AL. He is married and has been at Buster Miles for about a month. In his spare time, he likes to do yard work.

Bradley Messer, Ford Parts Assistant

Bradley has lived in Heflin, AL his entire life and has worked with Buster Miles since June 22, 2005. His wife's name is Delta and they have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey. In his spare time, he likes football, fishing and gardening.


Body Shop

Mark Mcalpin, Body Shop Manager

Mark spent the majority of his life in Cleburne County and has 17 years of Buster Miles experience, 14 years as a manager, and 35+ years experience in collision repair. He specializes in frame and suspension repair. Mark has been married to Rena for 17 years and they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time, Marks works at The Shed, a local butcher shop and has a reputation for making the best sausage in Alabama. 

Cathy Truss, Body Shop Admin. Assistant
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Cathy is from Anniston, AL and has one child. She has been at Buster Miles for 25 years! In her spare time, she likes to read and sleep.

Tim Andrews, Paint Applicant Technician

Tim Andrews is from Jacksonville, Florida and has been with Buster Miles for over nine years. He lives in Cleburne County and enjoys hunting, fishing and driving his tractor! Tim received certification in Waterborne and Solvent and he is our go-to guy for paint in the Buster Miles Collision Center!

Jeff Penland, Collision and Restoration

Originally from Calhoun County, Jeff now lives in Cleburne County. He brings over 30 years experience to the Buster Miles Collision Center - all in auto body repair! He has been with Buster Miles for six years! He has been married for 20 years with one daughter and a slew of grandkids. He likes to spend his free time hunting, fishing and being with family! 

Nick Ward, Paint and Collision

Nick Ward was born and raised in Ranburne, AL. He graduated from Ranburne High School. He has been with the Buster Miles Collision Center for one year and brings a lot of experience along with him. He grew up doing restoration work with his Dad and when he's not at work, you'll find him hunting or fishing!

Frank Dupree, Manager of Detail & Building Maintenance

Frank has 21 years of Buster Miles experience.

Cody Barnette, Toff Bedliner Technician

Cody is from Heflin, AL and is the newest member of the Buster Miles family. In his spare time, he likes to play his guitar. 

Mario Smith, TOFF Bedliner Technician

Mario is from Heflin, AL and currently attends Cleburne County High School as a senior. In his spare time, he likes to fish.

Justin Turner, Detail

Gary Dowdy, Inventory Manager / Photographer

Gary has been with Buster Miles for 12 years. He is from Weaver, AL.



Beth Barnett , Office Manager

Jamie Roper, Accounting
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Jamie was born and raised in Heflin, AL. She graduated from Cleburne County High School. She has been with Buster Miles for 16 years. She loves spending time with her wonderful husband, Ricky, and her awesome daughter, Britney. She enjoys cooking, traveling, finding new places to enjoy good food and loves watching college football. She is a member of Heflin First United Methodist Church. War Eagle!

Vanessa Ivey, Title Clerk

Casey Thomas, Acquisition Assistant

Casey was born and raised in Heflin, AL and graduated from Cleburne County Schools. She has been employed with Buster Miles since 2013 and has worked in nearly every aspect of the dealership! Casey is a proud mother to her daughter, Emagrayce. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, enjoys music, crafting, traveling and spending time with her daughter. 

Lucretia Lambert, HR and Administrative Assistant
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Lucretia joined Team Buster Miles in February 2017 as Assistant to the General Manager. She was married 37+ years to the late Terry Lambert (who also worked at Buster Miles) and is the mother to Patrick, who is the Sales Manager at Buster Miles Chevy. Lucretia holds a bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and previously worked as a Human Resource Specialist at Werner Ladder and BAE Systems. Lucretia has three sons: Patrick, Blake, and Tyler and nine grandchildren. She loves spending time with family, cooking, and an occasional trip to the beach or the mountains. 

Steve Jones, Information Technology

Steve is from Heflin, AL and has been with Buster Miles since 2014. He is retired from NASA / Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. He is married to Ann and has two daughters. He graduated from Auburn University in 1977 with an Electrical Engineering degree. In his spare time, he is an Amateur (Ham) Radio: license K4KM, he likes to ride his motorcycle, beekeeping, amateur seismology/earthquake monitoring, solar energy research, and Earth/Alabama website owner/curator: