• Mazda

Capitol Mazda

980 Capitol Expressway Auto Mall
San Jose, CA 95136

  • Sales: (888) 778-6093
  • Service: (888) 819-3008
  • Parts: (866) 693-6046

Staff


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

  • Nick Corini
    General Manager



    Place of Birth: Los Gatos, CA
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Pillsbury
    Favorite Car: Mazda6
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Fun to drive! Exceptional quality! Fuel economy! Style and design!

    Hobbies: Watching my kids play softball, baseball, and football. Water skiing and snow skiing. Watching the 49ers, Giants, Warriors, and rooting for all Bay Area teams
    Other: Attend church at Venture Christian Church


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  • Jim Nguyen
    General Sales Manager


    Languages Spoken:
    English and understand Vietnamese
    Place of Birth: Loma Linda, CA

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Las Vegas
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Mazda builds quality vehicles that are cool looking, fuel efficient, safe, fun to drive, and very affordable. I have owned 4 Mazdas so far.
    Other: I really enjoy working for DGDG, they sincerely care for their employees and customers.

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  • Frank Hernandez
    Sales Manager


    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
    Favorite Car: Mazda MX-5 Miata
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Mazda makes award winning, quality cars.
    Hobbies: Golf and family


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  • Milt Folas
    Used Car Manager


    Languages Spoken: English and Greek
    Place of Birth: San Mateo, CA
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Las Vegas
    Favorite Car: Mazda
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Great quality, great safety, great design
    Hobbies: Play poker, love baseball


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  • Ryan Castillo
    Used Car Manager


    Place of Birth: San Mateo, CA
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Tahoe
    Favorite Car: Mazda6
    Hobbies: Watching and playing sports


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  • Gitea Perkins
    Product Specialist



    Place of Birth: New Orleans
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
    Favorite Car: Mazda RX-8
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Mazda keeps on getting better and better. Love the Skyactiv Technology

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  • Michael Romero
    Product Specialist


    Place of Birth: San Jose, CA
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Maui
    Favorite Car: Saleen S7
    What do you like best about Mazda?: It is simple, reliable, and recommended by numerous consumer reports.
    Hobbies: Working out, fishing, collecting antiques


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  • Tin Pham
    Product Specialist


    Languages Spoken: English and Vietnamese
    Place of Birth: Vietnam
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Capitol Mazda!
    Favorite Car: Mazda3 S Grand Touring
    What do you like best about Mazda?: I own a Mazda and they make good looking, reliable cars.
    Hobbies: Wrestling, Netflix, video games


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  • Michael A Montuy
    Product Specialist


    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
    Place of Birth: San Jose, CA
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Bahamas
    Favorite Car: Mazda6
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Half of the models Mazda makes are ranked #1 in their class.


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  • Ernesto Valera
    Product Specialist


    Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
    Place of Birth: Peru
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Miami and Cancun
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Mazda is reliable, affordable, and a fun drive.
    Hobbies: Play sports, go to the beach, and camping
    Other: I enjoy helping people find the right car for them with the best customer service possible. I am glad to be a part of DGDG because they truly care about their customers. I try to make the sales experience fun.


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  • Mia Carson
    Product Specialist


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  • Lani DeVera
    Product Specialist


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  • Victor Bradley
    Product Specialist


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  • Senya Fania
    Product Specialist


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  • Jason Ly
    Product Specialist


    Languages Spoken: English and Vietnamese
    Place of Birth: Vietnam
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Manchester, England
    Favorite Car: Mazda 6 Grand Touring with Tech Package
    What do you like best about Mazda?: #1 in racing, long lasting brand with low maintenance, aggressive look, nice and safe features which come standard
    Hobbies: Guitar, drums, vocals. I sing rock, indie rock, country, folk rock, slow rock. I want to paint abstract like Salvador Dali
    Other: I want to sell a car with a customer service focus


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  • Kathi Greene
    Online Product Director


    Place of Birth: San Jose, CA
    Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and four children, working out, cooking/baking, reading, hiking
    What do you like best about Mazda?:
    I have worked for the Del Grande Dealer Group for 19 years. I am proud to be part of a growing car line that makes fun to drive, fuel efficient cars that are safe and economical. Yeah, Mazda!

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  • Mike Wynne
    Online Product Specialist



    Place of Birth: Memphis, TN
    Favorite Vacation Spot: France
    Favorite Car: Mazda3
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Fun to drive. Skyactiv Technology.

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  • Derek Hill
    Online Product Specialist


    Place of Birth: Washington DC
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Vegas, Half Moon Bay
    What do you like best about Mazda?: The drive, performance, and technology
    Hobbies: Fishing, paintball, hiking, movies
    Other: Love animals, especially dogs. We have fostered/rescued dogs and try to help as many as possible.

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  • Earl Buenavente
    Online Product Specialist



    Favorite Vacation Spot: Thailand
    Favorite Car: Mazda RX7
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Long racing heritage and a company philosophy that is focused on the driving experience. Extremely fun to drive, dynamic handling, best overall fuel economy as a manufacturer, and unique design.
    Hobbies: Huge motorsports enthusiast; been racing Mazdas for over a decade. Have done track events in WA state, Oregon, Canada, SoCal, and regularly attend drift events in Sonoma Raceway and Stockton Raceway. Big fan of Mazda's rotary engine, and personally own (2x) Mazda RX7 FD3S, daily drive a Mazda RX8, and wife owns a 2015 Mazda3.
    Other: Also into Muay Thai Kickboxing, video production, and Star Wars

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  • Romel De Vera
    Online Product Specialist


    Languages Spoken: English and Tagalog
    Place of Birth: Philippines
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
    Favorite Car: Mazda3
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Great design and IIHS Top Safety Pick.


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  • Eric Vallard
    Online Product Specialist




    Favorite Vacation Spot: Philippines
    Favorite Car: Mazda3
    What do you like best about Mazda?: Mazdas are great looking vehicles and ranked highest in many categories.


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  • Gene Johnson
    Online Product Specialist


    Place of Birth: New York City
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
    Favorite Car: Mazda6
    Hobbies: Flying and horseback riding


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  • David Civelli
    Finance Manager


    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
    Favorite Car: Mazda CX-9
    Hobbies: Guitar, target shooting


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  • Quoc Tran
    Finance Manager


    Languages Spoken: English and Vietnamese
    Place of Birth: Vietnam
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Australia
    Hobbies: Sports


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  • Audrey Stirm
    Receptionist


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  • Jamie Gowan
    Finance Manager


    Place of Birth: Illinois
    Favorite Vacation Spot: Cancun
    Favorite Car: Mazda6
    Hobbies: Music, spending time with grandchildren


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