Meet our staff

Steve Strickland
General Manager
(704) 379-4002

Steve started with the Hendrick Automotive Group in 1996 at Honda Cars of Rock Hill and has been working with Lexus for over 7 years. Originally from Clover, South Carolina, Steve now resides in Rock Hill, South Carolina and enjoys boating, fishing, and visiting the beach with his family. His favorite Lexus model is the GS350 but can often be found driving a LS460 F-Sport.

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Ed McCreery
Sales Director
(704) 379-4018

Ed McCreery entered into the car industry in 1989 and started at Hendrick Lexus Northlake in 2012. Originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Ed loves fast cars and picked the LS500 as his favorite Lexus.

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Rostam Rafie
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
(704) 379-4020

Rostam Rafie is from Strasbourg, France and now resides in Charlotte where he enjoys outdoor activities. He entered into the automotive industry in 2001 and joined the Hendrick Lexus Northlake family in 2013 where he has named the LX570 his favorite model.

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Kevin Morrell
New Car Sales Manager
(704) 379-4017

Kevin Morrell is originally from New Jersey. He joined the automotive industry in 1983 and started with Hendrick Lexus in 2002. He resides in Cornelius where he enjoys spending time with his two children cooking barbecue, boating, attending Panther games, and visiting the beach. He's a lifelong Crimson Tide fan and his favorite Lexus is the LC500.

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David Shepherd
Service Manager
(704) 379-4077

David Shepherd resides in Matthews but is originally from Christiansburg, Virginia. He joined the automotive industry in 1990 and became a part of the Hendrick Lexus team in 2004. He enjoys playing golf, watching his sons play soccer and basketball, and spending time with his family. His favorite Lexus model is the GS350.

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Mandi Padgett
Parts Manager
(704) 379-4099

Mandi Padgett is the Parts Department Manager and has been a part of the Hendrick Lexus family since 1991. Born and raised in Charlotte, she still resides here, and enjoys spending time at the beach. Her favorite Lexus model is the IS.

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Tyler Marovich
Wholesale Manager
(704) 379-4051

Tyler Marovich is from Cary, North Carolina and now resides in Monroe. He joined the automotive industry in 2014 and started at Hendrick Lexus Northlake in 2015. He enjoys spending time with his wife, staying active outdoors, photography, and anything car related. His favorite Lexus is the LC500.

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Deana Reel
Guest Services Manager
(704) 379-4000

Deana Reel joined the Hendrick Lexus Family in 2011 and is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. Now residing in Matthews, she enjoys being active in boot camp workouts, bible studies, and participating in activities with her children. Her favorite Lexus model is the ES350, just like the one she owns.

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