Meet Our Team


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  • Tim Tauber
    General Manager
    949-673-0900

    A 37 year resident of Newport Beach, Tim Tauber works to provide an easy, streamlined, and ultimately enjoyable experience for Porsche Newport Beach clients. As General Manager, Tim leads a high-performance sales, management, and technical service team with decades of experience working with German cars. Most of that skill set has been earned directly with the Porsche brand.

    A Porsche enthusiast of past and present, Tim's collection includes a 991.2 Turbo S, along with an `87 Slant Nose Turbo Coupe he drives on special occasions.

    In his free time, Tim enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, two Labrador Retrievers, and bettering his golf game.

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  • Steve Gonzalez
    Sales Manager
    (949) 478-0590

    Steve has been with Porsche since 1995. Having been born and raised in Southern California he has always been passionate about the brand. Having been exposed to the 911's at an early age when collecting Match box cars they were always his favorite. His hobbies are Traveling, Photography and Motorsports.

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  • Giovanni Bucci
    Internet Sales Manager
    (949) 478-0590

    Giovanni has been a Porsche enthusiast since a young child growing up in Italy and comes to us with nearly 20 years of sales and consulting experience in the automotive industry. He has a passion for the brand and prides himself in providing a fun and transparent sales experience to his clients, friends, and family. He's been a Porsche Brand Ambassador for over 6 years and his favorite Porsche models include the GTRS3 and Macan GTS. When he's not in the office he loves spending time with his friends and family, traveling, watching sports, and listening to music

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  • Marton Lukacsy
    Internet Sales Consultant
    (949) 478-0590

    Originally from Southern Ontario in Canada, Marton has been a California resident now for over 20 years. With over 24 years of automotive production, racing and sales experience he has a very thorough automotive background.  "I treat my customers the way I would like my wife and family members to be treated. Buying a car should be fun, not a grind, so I will give you the information straight, so  you can make an informed decision"- Marton  And avid Formula 1 fan and Porsche enthusiast, Marton loves to travel with his wife and family. His German shepherd "Wyatt" is usually close by when he is not at work. 

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  • Garrick Chai
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    (949) 478-0590

    Garrick has been a Brand Ambassador for seven years. He speaks fluent Mandarin and enjoys traveling to different countries as a hobby. He currently drives a 991.2 Carrera S and would love to own GT3RS someday. Garrick loves making clients happy and sharing the same passion.

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  • Robert Fischer
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    (949) 478-0590

    Robert Fischer brings 20 years of Sales Experience in the "sports" car industry with Porsche. He currently resides in Southern California and has lived here for 29 years after living in Sweden for 21 years. He currently owns a 993 Porsche and would not trade it for any other car. Being part of the Porsche family has given him such an opportunity to drive and see these amazing cars first hand on the road and on the track.  Over the years I have seen Porsche evolve as a company as well as a Brand and I'm happy that I can be a part of its change.


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  • Thomas Wu
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    (949) 478-0590

    12 years experience primarily in exotic cars. Can't beat the people, the location and the local car culture.

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  • Tom O’Rourke
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    (949) 478-0590

    Tommy has been with Porsche of Newport Beach since 1998. Born and raised in Southern California, he moved to Newport beach in 1988. He now lives in San Juan Capistrano with his wife and three beautiful boys. He has 21 years of experience as a Porsche Brand Ambassador.

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  • Apollo Gesa
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    (949) 478-0590

    Apollo has 15+ years experience in the auto industry. Loves Porsche Newport Beach because of the great location with a fantastic weather.

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  • Larry Wu
    Porsche Brand Ambassador
    (949) 478-0590

    Larry has been with Porsche for 6 years. He entered the car business in 1992 starting with Mitsubishi and Toyota brands, then later moving into Honda brand. Larry is ready to make your Porsche experience a memorable one. In his spare time, Larry is and enthusiastic guy about photography, especially in landscape and nature photography. For his photographic needs he would prefer the Cayenne S, but his favorite Porsche is the Panamera GTS.

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  • Justin De Caprio
    Porsche Sales Consultant
    (949) 478-0590

    Justin has just a little over 2 years in the industry. He likes the weather, the cars and his co-workers.

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  • Gehret Staib
    Product Specialist
    (949) 478-0590

    Gehret is a tech savvy individual, has always had a passion for cars. Loves to spend time with friends and play tennis. 

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  • Teri Gayheart
    Customer Care Director
    (949) 478-0590

    19 years in the business 3 ½  here at Newport Auto Center. Outside of work, likes to spend it with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys working for Newport Auto Center because the team has such a passion for taking care of our guest and for the brand.

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  • Nate Greer
    Shop Foreman
    (949) 478-0590

    Nate has enjoyed being a part of the automotive industry for 15 years, 10 of those years in Motor Sports as a Crew Chief with Porsche Customer Racing.  Nathan was born and raised in Southern California and is a graduate of both UTI and the Porsche PTAP program.

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  • Rick West
    Service Advisor
    (949) 478-0590

    Rick has a total of 35 years in the business, 14 at Newport Auto Center. His hobbies include fishing and mountain bike riding. 

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  • Jason Sands
    Service Advisor
    (949) 478-0590

    17 years in the auto industry. Loves working at Newport Auto Center because of his OC customers.

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  • Alexander Hamlin
    Porsche Service Advisor
    (949) 478-0590

    14 years in the business with Porsche. Enjoys working for Newport Beach Porsche as it allows him to meet new Porsche owners every day that have the same passion for automobiles and driving.

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  • Sergio Monterosso
    Parts Associate
    (949) 478-0590

    Sergio has 19 years in the car industry. Four of those years has been with Newport Auto Center. He enjoys working with Porsche and loves the history and legacy of the brand. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with my wife and three daughters.

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  • Mehmet Gemici
    Sales Associate
    (949)723-3263

    Mehmet began in the automotive career in 1995, working for Honda. After 6 years with Honda, he worked for Lincoln Mercury Mazda being a finance manager for a couple of years.His true aspiration was to work with German brands especially Porsche. He finally started working for Newport Beach Porsche in 2004. His passion is to create and order the perfect dream Porsche tailored with exclusive options for his clients.

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