Meet Our Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Wallis Higginbotham
    Owner


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  • Waylon Johnson
    General Manager
    843-848-6766

    Waylon is Myrtle Beach Automotive's Salesman of the year for 2011 and 2012. He is a Certified Client Advisor for BMW. He's Originally from Sellersville, Pennsylvania and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2004, where he began his career in Automotive Sales. He enjoys helping others achieve their dreams, and making their car buying experience enjoyable and easy.

     
    Favorite BMW:  BMW 535i Sedan
    Favorite BMW Feature/Option: No Cost Maintenance

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  • John Andrews
    General Sales Manager
    843-848-6767


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  • Matthew Verost
    Business Manager
    843-848-6800

    I have been with the dealership for 3 years.  I am certified with BMW.  My hometown is Saddle Brook, NJ.  I'm a JM & A Business Manager Graduate.  I graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2007 and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.  I enjoy golf and boating.

    Favorite BMW:  BMW Alpina B7 LWB
    Favorite BMW Feature/Option: 50/50 weight distribution

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  • Damien Shaw
    Sales/Finance
    843-424-6813

    Cars, it's what I do and what I love. I have been very blessed to do what I have a passion for. I can truly say that I don't come to work anymore because of the excitement I get out of helping someone purchase an amazing automobile. I am from Loris, South Carolina.  I attended Gardner-Webb University. I have a wonderful wife who is an awesome school teacher. We have two amazing little girls. I enjoy riding my motorcycle and talking about cars and sports.

     
    Favorite BMW:  BMW X5 xDrive50i with Sport Activity Package
    Favorite BMW Feature/Option: No Cost Maintenance

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  • Tim Rebe
    Internet Manager
    843-424-4260


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  • Thomas Jackson
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-902-7950


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  • JW Brigman
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6772

    I have been at the dealership for 18 years.  I am certified with BMW.  I'm from Georgetown, SC.  I enjoy making people smile and riding motorcycles.

     
    Favorite BMW:  BMW 750i
    Favorite BMW Feature/Option: Active Ventilated Seats

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  • Richard Secrist
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6775

    I have been in the automotive business for 40 years.  I am certified with BMW.  I'm originally from Lockport, NY, but have been in Conway, SC for the last 18 years.  I enjoy reading.

     
    Favorite BMW:  BMW 535i Sedan
    Favorite BMW Feature/Option: Active Ventilated Seats

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  • John Padula
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6774

    I have been at the dealership for 4 years.  I am certified with BMW.  My hometown is Wall, New Jersey.  I love having the opportunity to sell the two best best product lines in the automotive industry.

     
    Favorite BMW:  BMW M3 Coupe
    Favorite BMW Feature/Option: Superior Handling


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  • Jacob Vinson
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6775

    Jacob, a Myrtle Beach native, has been with Myrtle Beach Automotive since 2011. Jacob is a certified BMW Client Advisor and enjoys showing off the remarkable features. While providing outstanding customer service is always a priority to Jacob, he also enjoys hunting, Carolina football, and spending time with his brand new baby girl.

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  • Steve Todd
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6800


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  • Robby Pihota
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6776


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  • Joe Davis
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6785


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  • BD Banks
    Certified BMW Client Advisor
    843-848-6781


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  • Bryan Rea
    Service Manager
    843-848-6806


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  • Brendan Downey
    Parts Manager
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  • David Spang
    BMW Service Advisor
    843-848-6797


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  • Brandon Millen
    BMW Service Advisor
    843-848-6820


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  • Tony Davis
    Inventory Controller


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  • Wendy Perham
    Cashier
    843-848-6800


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  • Cindy Powell-Yarborough
    Controller
    843-848-6800


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  • Tanya Perras
    Ttitle Clerk
    843-848-6800


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  • Rhonda Flowers
    Accounting
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  • Katherine Hill
    Warranty Admin.
    843-848-6800


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  • Romano Marinaro
    Assistant Service Manger
    843-848-6786


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  • Ron Kalkbrenner
    Shuttle Driver


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  • Andrew Carpin
    BMW Technician


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  • Gerald Ryba
    BMW Technician


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  • Marion (DJ) Jordan III
    BMW Technician


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