Land Rover

Land Rover Rancho Mirage

71377 Highway 111
Directions Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4110

  • Sales: (888) 454-3489

Staff


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  • Todd Blue
    Dealer Principal

    Following graduation from The George Washington University with an international business degree in 1992, Todd Blue began his career in steel and scrap metal trading, railroad services and real estate. After 15 years in these industries, Mr. Blue directed his focus to the automotive business when he formed indiGO (which began with indiGO Classic Cars in 2006). In 2010, Blue's indiGO Auto Group acquired Porsche of North Houston, followed by Lamborghini Houston in 2011 and Rancho Mirage's Desert European Motorcars (including franchises for Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley and McLaren) in 2013. In 2015, Blue consolidated the market for Porsches when he acquired both Porsche franchises in St. Louis to form a single dealership, Porsche St. Louis. The year 2016 brought about even more growth; indiGO Auto Group acquired BMW of Palm Springs in California and established Bugatti Houston in Texas.

     

    Mr. Blue's mission, which includes an unwavering commitment to customer service and sales performance, has led indiGO Auto Group to earn some of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry. These awards include Porsche Premier Dealer, Rolls-Royce Global Provenance Dealer of the Year, PRIDE of Jaguar Award for retail excellence and Audi Magna Society. Mr. Blue implements his company's mission by staying committed to a boutique "high touch" environment, which assures experiential ownership for his clients. Mr. Blue considers it an honor to associate with the best brands in the world and clearly deliver the goals of the manufacturers he represents to his clients. Paramount in all of Mr. Blue's organization is the goal to activate customer ownership!

     

    Mr. Blue's five organizational certainties include prioritizing continuous improvement, passionately honoring the heritage of the brands he represents, always maintaining a consciousness for uniqueness and authenticity, exceeding customers' expectations, and embracing change. Mr. Blue was elected to the Porsche Cars of North America Board of Regents in 2012 and the Aston Martin of the Americas Dealer Advisory Panel in 2013. In this capacity, along with his fellow board members, Mr. Blue represents his fellow dealers for those brands nationally.


    In 2010 Blue's indiGO Auto Group acquired Porsche of North Houston followed by Lamborghini Houston in 2011 and Rancho Mirage's Desert European Motorcars (franchises for Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley and McLaren) in 2013. He purchased his third Porsche franchise in five years, Porsche St. Louis, in 2015. 

    Mr. Blue's commitment to customer service and sales performance has earned Porsche of North Houston Porsche Premier Dealer status multiple times. In 2015 Mr. Blue's Royce-Royce dealership (Rolls-Royce Rancho Mirage) was awarded the Global Provenance Dealer of the Year and his Jaguar Dealership (Jaguar Rancho Mirage) was awarded the PRIDE of Jaguar Award for retail excellence. Mr. Blue implements his company's mission by staying committed to a boutique "high touch" environment which assures experiential ownership for his clients. Mr. Blue considers it an honor to associate with the best brands in the world and clearly deliver the goals of the manufacturers he represents to his clients. Most paramount, in all of Mr. Blue's organization, is the goal to activate customer ownership! Mr. Blue's five organizational certainties include prioritizing continuous improvement, passionately honoring the heritage of the brands he represents, always maintaining a consciousness for uniqueness & authenticity, exceeding customer's expectations, and embracing change. 

    Mr. Blue was elected to the Porsche Cars of North America Board of Regents in 2012 and the Aston Martin of the Americas Dealer Advisory Panel in 2013. In this capacity, along with his fellow board members, Mr. Blue represents his fellow dealers for those brands nationally.

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  • Kelly Wolf
    Chief Operating Officer

    Kelly Wolf is the Chief Operating Officer of indiGO Auto Group, a company with dealerships in Rancho Mirage, California; Palm Springs, California; St. Louis, Missouri; and Houston, Texas. Mr. Wolf leads automotive groups sales and the fixed operations teams, keeping the focus on delivering the highest level of customer care and creating opportunities for our customers to activate their ownership through a variety of community events, driving experiences and fundraising opportunities. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Wolf manages Desert European Motorcars, Southern California's premier luxury automotive dealership with brands including Audi, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, and Maserati, and he manages the company's newest acquisition, BMW of Palm Springs. He is also the General Manager of indiGO Auto Group Texas, which includes Porsche of North Houston, Lamborghini Houston, Bugatti Houston and indiGO Classic Cars. Mr. Wolf has over a decade of high-end automotive sales and management experience, and he works alongside our Chairman and CEO, Todd Blue. Mr. Wolf's management style has enabled indiGO Auto Group to expand its sales footprint across the United States. Mr. Wolf is a native Texan and a graduate of The University of Texas, Austin. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jacee and their two children.

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  • Mike Weibel
    General Manager

    Mike leads the Land Rover Rancho Mirage team as General Manager. He shares with his team a strong passion for automobiles, and the belief of providing the very best level of customer service. He has worked his way up from a porter at the age of 15 into sales with Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and now Audi. "I am very fortunate to be a part of such a progressive, and innovative brand such as Audi." Mike has grown up around the automobile industry, having had a Father, Uncle, and Grandfather in the business before him. Mike moved to the Coachella Valley from Houston, Texas and is joined by his wife Rachel, and daughter Olivia.

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  • Michael Melikian
    Sales Manager

    Michael obtained his BA in Political Science and his Doctorate in Law.  He has over 13 years in the Automotive Industry.  He has been named Finance Manager of the Year, Team Lead of the Year and Employee of the Year.  When not at work, he enjoys cooking, rugby and playing with the 2 dogs.

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  • Davin Peszko
    Sales Manager

    Davin moved to the desert in 1999 for a summer job in car sale and was promoted to finance within just a few short months and has made that move permanent which has put him in the finance department since 2000. Davin graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in history and has received additional sales training with the Joe Verde group and graduated from the Rehard and Associates finance school in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father was a Captain the Navy and they have traveled all over the U.S along with a three year stay in Iceland. Davin played Rugby for the San Diego State Aztecs for four years and still enjoys playing when he visits San Diego on Occasion. In his spare time, Davin enjoys spending time with his wife, Cherette, and two children, Logan and Trista.

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  • David Caldwell
    Pre-Owned Manager

    David grew up in the auto industry, with his first summer job as a Lot Attendant and his dad owning a dealership in Las Vegas, he comes to Desert European Motorcars with a wealth of knowledge.  David has over sixteen years of experience and specializes in highline pre-owned vehicles.  When not attending weekly auctions, David enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

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  • Bill Beezley
    Finance Manager

    Bill attended North Idaho College and furthered his education at Kinman University. Bill enjoys hiking, fishing, off-roading, and spending quality time with his 10-year-old twin boys. He is excited to master the Land Rover brand. 

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  • Luis Zuniga
    Internet Sales Manger

    Luis has an extensive background in the automotive industry. His background consists of 6 years in sales and 2 years with internet sales for Palm Springs motors. During his spare time, Luis enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, together they love doing outdoor activities. 

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  • Alan Leighton
    Land Rover Sales Specialist

    Alan graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Administration.  After college, he worked as a Manager for manufacturers supplying furniture to Resorts, hotels and high end retail stores. Alan wanted to expand his experience and went into the Automobile Industry, moving from LA to Palm Springs to work for Desert European Motorcars.  He truly enjoys the Automobile Industry and the brands that they represent, especially Jaguar and Land Rover.  He spends his free time on the tennis courts with his partner or taking their Weimaraner to the park.  

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  • Tony Spiel
    Land Rover Sales Specialist

    Tony obtained his MBA at California State University, San Bernardino. He has over 10 years in the automotive industry. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, dining out, and outdoor activities with his Wife. 

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  • Eric Brooks
    Land Rover Sales Specialist

    Eric is from Phoenix, Arizona. He had spent his adult years in the Bay Area and Orange County. It was here in California, where he acquired over twenty five years of experience working in the Indirect Lending Automotive Finance Industry. Eric is pleased to have the opportunity to sell Land Rover vehicles and truly enjoys sharing the premium luxury automotive buying experience with his clients. Eric is a dog lover who also enjoys sports and movies. His favorite vacation spots are Europe and the Hawaiian Islands.

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  • Jacob Dutton
    Land Rover Sales Specialist

    I was born and raised in the Coachella valley. I have over 10 years in customer service which has helped me form a strong relationship with many desert dwellers. I am an avid car enthusiast and love everything about them. In my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, working on cars and spending time with family. My love for cars and my passion for helping  people is my recipe for success at indigo auto group.

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  • Gabe Munoz
    Land Rover Sales Specialist

    Gabe graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  While attending school, he played Division 1 baseball. This is his first job in the automotive industry and is excited to master the Jaguar brand.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.  

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  • Matthew Thesing
    Land Rover Sales Associate

    Matt was born and raised in Southern, New Jersey, attended St. Augustine Prep High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Villanova University in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA.  Matt has 3 years auto sales, finance, and management experience.  He has achieved numerous salesperson of the month awards, as well as, top sales person of the year honors with the Penske Corporation at the Turnersville, NJ Auto Mall location.  Matt prides himself on delivering top notch customer service and maintaining elite customer service index scores, reviews and surveys.  Matt is a huge Philadelphia Sports fan, especially Villanova Wildcat Basketball and Philadelphia Eagles Football.  In his free time, he also enjoys snowboarding, golf, and playing poker.

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  • Jon Boardman
    Land Rover VIP Conceirge

    on has been in the automotive business in Southern California for over 18 years. Starting with such brands as Porsche, VW, Audi, and Volvo. He spent 9 years as the GSM for the largest marketing in the U.S. representing Bentley, Rolls Royce Motorcars, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini. Receiving honors over the years from Bentley, Porsche, and Audi due to his sales and management ability. When the opportunity to join indiGO Auto Group was presented, Jon made the quick move to the desert. The history of his ability and desire to take care of each del like it is his family member will only take this incredible company to another level in customer appreciation. If he is not at work, he is with his 4 amazing teenage children. This alone keeps his problem solving skills on point. Where they are snow skiing all over the west coast in winter or playing at a lake in the summer, he will still be reachable by phone to help when needed.

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  • Jackie Bogarin
    Receptionist

    Jackie earned her degree from College of the Desert. She has spent over 8 years providing the Coachella Valley with customer service. She is always striving to make the best and exceptional experience for her customers. She enjoys spending time and building memories with her family. She also enjoys cooking, and going on outdoor adventures. She looks forward to growing with the IndiGO Auto Group and take on new challenges. 

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  • Berenice Vazquez
    Encore Delivery Specialist

    Berenice has been with Desert European for over 13 years. She admires what the company stands for and believes in continual growth with them. She previously worked as a boutique manager for all IndiGO brands and loves every aspect of it.  She is excited for her new position as Encore Delivery Specialist as she feels that it is something challenging. During her spare time, she loves weight lifting, traveling, and living a healthy and strong lifestyle. She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Overall, she loves staying positive and living a balanced lifestyle. 

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  • Marc Furrer
    Parts & Service Director

    Marc comes to Desert European from Houston, Texas. He is a family man and with his wife, they are busy raising two daughters and a son. Marc started in the auto business back in 1994 and quickly climbed the professional ranks from stocking parts, to selling parts, to parts manager, and now parts and service director. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, riding his Harley, and driving fast sport cars. He also likes antique cars and has been rebuilding a 1954 Chevy truck. Marc loves the customer service aspect of the auto business and is determined to make sure his customers are well taken care of and their concerns are heard.

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  • Gregor Jittlov
    Land Rover Service Manager

    As a high school student, Gregor found pleasure and talent completing an auto shop class, so his professional destiny hit him at an early age. He was later educated at a college for Automotive Technology. Gregor quickly progressed from technician to service manager for marques including Acura, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Volvo. We are proud to have Gregor as our Land Rover Rancho Mirage service manager. He believes Land Rover excels in a great industry, manufacturing some of the most exciting cars of today! Although the vehicles themselves are more complex than ever, he feels our technicians are up for the challenge. Stop in and say hello to Gregor next time your car is in need of service at Land Rover Rancho Mirage.


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  • Randy Beardsley
    Land Rover Parts Manager

    Parts Manager Randy has spent an astonishing 38 years in the automotive industry and 33 of those years as a Parts Manager. He has experience with thirteen different brands of automobiles. In his leisure time, Randy likes to travel, watch auto racing, or just spend time working in his backyard. He truly enjoys his time with close friends and of course, quality time with his family.

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  • Chad Ingram
    Land Rover Service Advisor

    Chad started in the auto industry in 1999 as a porter, lead porter, a lube tech, then a service advisor. He enjoys working at Desert European because of the great senior leadership! In his spare time, Chad enjoys photography, cooking, BBQ, playing golf, and is a huge sports fan.

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  • Adrian Lallman
    Land Rover Service Advisor

     Adrian has extensive training in the automotive industry with a background from College Of The Desert. With 26 years' experience, Adrian has also received his master tech certifications from ASE and VW. Prior to that, he attended San Bernardino Valley College. His interests include learning about new technologies and would like to go back one day to further his education.

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  • Mark Belmonte
    Land Rover Service Advisor

    Mark is an ASE Certified Service Consultant. He has an extensive 35 plus years' experience in the Automotive industry where he was a Lead Service Advisor and Branch Manager for Torres Nissan, Unicars Honda, and several other Auto shops. His hobbies include the study of Theology with a focus on Eschatology. He also enjoys spending time celebrating life with his family, as well as play outdoor sports.

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  • David Church
    Parts Manager

    David has worked in the automotive parts business for over thirty-six years, working diligently with multiple brands of vehicles. He has been here at Desert European for seventeen of those years. He is currently the parts manager for our Land Rover Center. During David's time off from work, he enjoys camping, family time, and the opportunity to discover new things.

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  • Gil Mendivil
    Parts Specialist

    Gil enjoys the automotive business. He has previously worked with OEMs such as Cadillac, Nissan and Chevrolet.  In his spare time he enjoys attending car and off-road events.  

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  • Casey Diggins Sr.
    Land Rover Lead Technician

    Casey is an ASE Master Technician, as well as a Land Rover Master Technician. He has graduated from specialty schools for engine emissions and has taken every course the Land Rover Academy has to offer. He continually keeps up to date with the newest technologies as the come out. After falling in love with Land Rover at an independent workshop, he worked at dealerships all across California before settling at Land Rover Rancho Mirage. Outside of work, Casey enjoys off-roading, playing softball with his co-workers, bowling, boating, dirt bike riding, and going to the movie's. Casey has been with the Land Rover Brand for over 20 years, he stays because he loves the product, the people, and the lifestyle. "I think it's impossible to fail, I feel there is nothing I can't fix, if you give me the time. When times get tough, I just remember that it is what it is." -Casey Diggins.

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  • Ricardo Serrano
    Land Rover Service Technician

    Before joining Desert European, Ricardo was an Independent mechanic for European cars for over 20 years. He attended training at Land Rover North America Training School. Ricardo is a devoted father and husband who enjoys spending time with his family and going to church on his off time.

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  • Arnulfo Perez
    Land Rover Service Technician

    Arnulfo enjoys learning new things from our very knowledgeable and helpful Desert European staff. He has been with Desert European since 2012 and is enjoying every minute of it. Before joining the Land Rover team, Arnulfo worked in hot rod and independent European shops.

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  • Paulo Cea
    Land Rover Service Technician

    Paulo attended the College of the Desert and has had formal Land Rover training.  Then he went to work in the Automotive Department for 10 years.  He is a proud father of 3 children.  He enjoys biking, soccer and sharing stories with them.  Most of all he looks forward to dinner time when they can all be together.  

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  • Juvenal Alejandre
    Land Rover Service Technician

    Juvenal has been a part of the Desert European family since 1999 and we enjoy having such a loyal employee. One of his favorite sayings is 'if you can laugh together, you can work together'. On his off time, Juvenal enjoys off-roading, skeet shooting, hunting, and fishing.

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  • Faustino Gutierrez
    Land Rover Service Technician

    Faustino attended College of the Desert and Land Rover Training University. Faustino is fluent in Spanish and all his family members were born in Mexico. In his spare time, Faustino enjoys preaching at church, going to the park, and traveling to Mexico to visit family.

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  • Nikolas Miller
    Land Rover Service Technician

    Nikolas served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant. He advanced his education while in the Marines and attended the Advance Automotive Technician School. He comes from an Automotive background and is looking forward to working with IndiGO Auto Group. 

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  • DaShon Cunningham
    Land Rover Service Technician

    DaShon attended the Desert for Automotive Technology and pursued a career in Automotive Technician and has been in the industry for over 2 years. Prior to that he was a lube tech at Toyota. During his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports.

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  • William Chavez
    Land Rover Service Advisor

    William attended Wyotech, studying Automotive and Diesel Technologies. His background lead him to a career working for Land Rover for over 6 years. He will continue his passion as a tech. During his spare time, he loves coaching and outdoor sports.

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