Our Awesome People

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Matt Miles, Dealer/VP of Fixed

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 cars.com. 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! 

Mim Miles , General Manager/VP of Variable

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, Marketing & Public Relations Director
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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 Cars.com 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!

Michael Downey , Controller
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Antonio Gonzalez, Used Car Director

Antonio is from Jacksonville, FL and grew up in the car business. He got his start back when he was a teenager working at his grandpa's automotive repair shop. When he isn't working he enjoys traveling, live music, fishing, watching football, and spending time with his wife Kalyn and their 2 hairy children (dog's) Zoe and Samantha.

Jerry Hazelwood, Finance Director

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!"

Lucretia Lambert, Human Resources Director
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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. 



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. 

Wayne Meador, Ford Sales 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. 

Phil Gwarjanski , Sales Consultant

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.

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, Sales Consultant
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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.

Lawrence Tougaw, Sales Consultant

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!

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 Consultant

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. 

Zach Pruitt, Sales Consultant

Barry Newton, Acquisition Specialist

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!

Tyler Lawson, Acquisition Specialist

Patrice Whatley, Acquisition Assistant

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!

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!



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. 

Daphne Wilson, Fleet Assistant

Daphne Wilson, a native of Jacksonville, joins Buster Miles Chevy/Ford with 25 plus years of experience in Accounting and Human Resources. Daphne enjoys traveling abroad with her husband, Jeff, as well as spending time with her family (Son, Evan Ontiveros and two grandchildren, Madden and Turner).  She has been a member of Harvest Church of God in Anniston for 24 years. 



Casey Wynn, Finance Manager
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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. 



Randall McCaffrey, Chevy Service Manager

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.

Chad Smith , Ford Service Manager
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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 Adviser
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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.

Bradley Messer, Ford Service Adviser
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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.

Tenesha Jones, Ford Service Adviser
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Brittney Roach, Chevy Service Adviser
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Graduated from JSU fall of 2016 with a bachelors degree in social work. Recently married Heflin Native, Travis Roach. Automotive experience includes repairing various vehicles with her husband and assisted in the grand opening of NAPA AutoParts in Oxford, AL. When not working she enjoys being outdoors with my four dogs and two cats, kayaking with her sister and friends, attending music festivals, and trying new restaurants. 

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.

Emily Haynes, Chevy Service Customer Liaison

Ralph Turner, Shuttle Driver

Jimmy Taylor, Shuttle Driver



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.

Steve Wainwright, Chevy Parts Manager

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.

Christopher Brady, Ford Parts Assistant
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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 & Maintenance

Frank has 21 years of Buster Miles experience.

Gary Dowdy, Inventory Manager / Photographer

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



Beth Barnett , Office Manager

Beth graduated from Cleburne County High School in 1992. She has been in the Automotive/RV accounting industry for over 20 years. Beth has 2 beautiful daughters, Brittney & Bailey.  She enjoys spending time with her daughters, watching ALABAMA Football & living life to the fullest! ROLL TIDE ROLL!

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!

Sarah Bradshaw, Assistant

Sarah is a graduate from Oxford High School and is currently attending Jacksonville State University. She has worked at Buster Miles Auto Dealerships going on three years. Sarah is former babysitter for Hope Miles-Downey's two children. She has been babysitting for Hope for about eight years. When not working she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Vanessa Ivey, Title Clerk

I was born and raised in Heflin, AL, where I still reside. I am retired from the Cleburne County Probate Office after 17 years. I work part-time at Buster Miles Ford in the Accounting Department as the Title Clerk. I am married to Lindsey Ivey and we have two boys, Michael Ivey and Matthew Ivey, and four grandchildren. I am a member of Crumley's Chapel Church where I am a part of the Praise and Worship Team. I am a Child of the Most High God!

Tasha Allen, Accounting
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