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Marianna Brasel
General Manager

Thank you for visiting Porsche West Houston. I am very proud of our expert staff that has made this team one of the most established in the business. Whether you have your Porsche serviced by our technicians, who have as much as 50 years of Porsche experience, or you are considering a new or certified pre-owned Porsche, our team will exceed your expectations. Please browse our website or stop by to experience why Porsche's motto is "there is no substitute".

Matt Hokenson
Sales Director

Matt is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio.  He has 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, all with Porsche.    Matt has a passion for the brand as well as creating a memorable customer experience for each client.  "We sell the most aspirational brand, all while forming long lasting relationships with each client that walks in our door."  Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 boys.  Originally from San Antonio, he is a loyal Spurs fan and enjoys time in the great outdoors. 

Rod Smith
Pre-Owned Director

Rod began his automotive career in Atlanta, GA in 2006.  He relocated to Houston, Texas in 2009 and has spent the last several years selling and delivering vehicles worldwide.  He has experience with several luxury brands, although none come close to the prestigious Porsche brand.  His passion for providing a premium experience through extraordinary customer service has earned him a loyal following from his many clients. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and 4 kids, traveling and participating in local youth and high school sporting events.

Jolene Fenley
Fixed Operations Director

Jolene has over 30 year's experience in the automotive industry.  Her experience extends from working in the parts warehouse to service director for several European manufacturers. She is very passionate about the automotive industry and wouldn't dream of doing anything else. She believes if you do the right thing for the right reason, you can never go wrong!  Outside of work, Jolene enjoys collecting classic cars, riding her motorcycle and most importantly she enjoys family time!

Leah Kasymkanova
Finance Manager

Leah has been in the luxury automotive industry for almost 8 years. She has been with Porsche West Houston for 5 years beginning her career as a receptionist.  After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business, Leah shortly interned at American Express then decided to return to the automotive industry and progress into her current role as Finance Manager. When outside of the dealership, she loves to be with her Bull Terrier (Ace), travel, and shop. She speaks fluent Russian & English and loves the diversity of clientele that she works. Leah, along with the rest of the Porsche West Houston team, is here to ensure that your Porsche experience is exquisite simply because "There is No Substitute".

Brittany Troxell
Customer Experience Manager

Brittany is a native Houstonian.  She is new to the automotive industry but possess many years of customer service in the medical field as well as retail. She enjoys visiting MFAH, volunteering for her favorite local rescue "Short Mugs Rescue Squad " and traveling.



Brandon Morris
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Brandon has worked with the Porsche brand for 10 years. He enjoys assisting clients and providing a first class memorable experience.
When he's not at work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Brandon is also a huge Houston Rockets fan! Go Rockets!

Khalil Zaj
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Khalil has been in Houston since 1999, and loves calling Texas his home.  He has been in the car business since 2001 and loves the smell of the engine.  He speaks three different languages and is always ready to learn something new.  Khalil has been married for six years and has two handsome sons who he loves to spend time with when he's not at Porsche. 
Khalil always here to assist and service his clients with any of their automotive needs.

Will Spires
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Will has been in the automotive industry since 2002 and has worked with several luxury brands, Porsche being the most exclusive and rewarding.  Will's love for the brand, pleasing personality, and razor sharp attention to detail are what his customers admire most about him.  His ease of delivering a truly memorable experience is what his clients appreciate most.  Will Spires is originally from Columbus, Ohio and moved to Houston in 2000 after serving in the United States Air Force.  His love for Porsche came at the early age of 10 when he helped his uncle completely restore a 1984 Porsche 930 that took over 2 years.  Every nut and bolt was removed from the car then meticulously reassembled, creating a special memory that will stay with him forever.  Will believes fortifying lasting relationships is key to any successful business. He and his beautiful wife have 2 boys and on the weekends he enjoys spending time with his family, trying new restaurants and riding his ATV.

Michael Pal
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

With over 25 years of experience and a wonderful clientele base, Michael has served thousands of loyal and happy clients in our area! When Michael is not here assisting with clients "dream cars," you fill find him saltwater fishing or having fun spinning the turntables as one of Houston's local DJ's. Come in today and experience for yourself, what makes him so special to our Porsche West Houston family!

Ryan Wax
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

With a deep love for unique automobiles and the spirited driving experience they evoke, Ryan was drawn to Porsche and his passion drives his work ethic. Ryan began his sales career in Interior Architecture where he developed his impeccable customer service standards while working his way up to Senior Sales Manager. Although he found success and enjoyed pairing clients with personalized aesthetics, there was something missing, his obsession with the world of motorsports had been neglected. Seven years ago Ryan took a leap of faith, changing professions and beginning his automotive vocation in an effort to merge his passions. Ryan is honored to be a part of the Porsche West Houston team and this opportunity has solidified his decision of following his love for everything automotive.

Chris Sowell
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Christopher is a native Houstonian and has been in the automotive industry for over 7 years. He's had a passion for the Porsche Brand since adolescence, amassing a large collection of 911 hot wheels. Chris is an avid car fanatic, and enjoys assisting and educating clients through their Porsche experience.

He is passionate about his success and refuses to leave his clients unsatisfied. He will assist in finding the Porsche of your dreams!

Shaun Hannon
Sales Consultant

Shaun is not a native Houstonian but got here as fast as he possibly could.  He has been in the automotive industry for 8 years and has enjoyed working for several luxury brands.  His two passions are tennis and the German engineering that makes Porsche the quintessential sports car!  He enjoys helping clients navigate through the buying process and making the experience seamless and easy.  In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his teenage daughter.

Daniela Imamovic
Inventory Acquisition

Daniela is one of the newest additions to the Porsche West Houston team.  Her love for Porsche started when she was only 7 years old , captivated by "Sally Carrera" from the movie "Cars." She grew up with the dream of wanting a pink Porsche. She holds positive and attentive customer service representation with 5+ years of experience throughout her career. She is passionate in creating moments that last forever. When she is not on the service drive, you will find her adventuring the heart of Houston for the best spots in town, or spending time with her family.



Cody Zobac
Assistant Service Manager

In the 20 years Cody has spent in this business, he has learned that nothing drives like a Porsche.  Cody prides himself in the work that he and his team does to keep your Porsche in top form.  Please do not hesitate to contact him for all of your service needs.  Our team is here to help you.

Oscar Quintanilla
Service Advisor

Oscar has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years and loves assisting clients with their service needs.  He is a great listener and enjoys finding solutions for his customers.  He has always loved Porsche and is honored to work for such an aspirational brand and an incredible dealership.  When Oscar is not working, he spends time outdoors with his family and enjoys playing all sports with his son.

Tyler Swalina
Service Advisor

Tyler began his professional career in the automotive industry in 2019.  At a young age, he began restoring his father's collection of classic cars including his first Porsche 944.   He quickly discovered that nothing drives quite like a Porsche and has been a true Porsche enthusiast ever since.  He strives to ensure that every vehicle that you purchase new or pre-owned is in excellent condition and one that you will enjoy for years to come.  In his free time, Tyler enjoys playing ice hockey, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.

Christine Tennant
Service Advisor

Christine was born and raised right here in Houston.  She has worked in the automotive industry for 17 years with various  highline brands.  She loves assisting clients with their service needs and finding solutions to problems.  She stays busy with work and her Australian Shepherd named Oliver.  She is a huge baseball fan and enjoys going to games. Go Stros!!!

Quentin Reser
Internal Service Advisor

Quentin started his journey in the automotive world in 2018 and found that Porsche is like no other brand when it comes to customer loyalty and passion.  Outside of work he spends his time with family and friends traveling, attending Astros games, enjoying the outdoors, and trying new foods.

Jessica Alviar
Warranty Administrator

Jessica has been in the automotive industry for five years and has 14 years experience in the hospitality and food and beverage industry.  She is committed to making sure each customer has an amazing experience at Porsche West Houston. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs.

Ngan Nguyen

Ngan grew up in Northern California and made her way to Houston 14 years ago. She speaks fluent Vietnamese and English. She has held various positions in sales and service within the Sonic Automotive group.  She has excelled and thrived under great leadership and is proud to call Porsche West Houston her home.  The high standards and unparalleled quality of the Porsche brand are what drive her to deliver outstanding service every day.  When she's not working, she enjoys swimming with her son, and hosting gatherings with her family and closest friends.  



Brian Velez
Porsche Parts Specialist

Brian has worked his way up from being a porter to becoming a Parts Specialist.  He has been in the automotive industry for 22 years, and has been with Porsche for the last 15 years. Dedication and hard work is his motto when it comes to providing the best service to his Porsche clients and Porsche family. During his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife of 22 years and his two daughters, ages 15 and 19.

Carlos Garcia
Porsche Parts Specialist

Carlos is a true Texan, born and raised, and loves being a Houstonian.  He has been in the automotive parts business for over 35 years and has experience in several luxury brands.  He takes pride in providing excellent customer service and always putting his clients first.  Carlos is an extremely optimistic individual that focuses on the solution rather than the problem.  He is actively involved with his church and many community activities.  He is a loving husband and father to two boys and three fur babies.  He enjoys home improvement projects, nature, sports, grilling, playing guitar, and most importantly, family time!

Cory Muery
Porsche Parts Specialist

Cory is a native Houstonian and one of 15 children. He has several years' experience in customer service and thrives in fast paced environments. Cory loves spending time with his friends and family while also balancing health and fitness in the bodybuilding world.   Cory enjoys working with motivated and driven people and those that demonstrate the same dedication and discipline as he does.  He is passionate about Porsche and is excited to call Porsche West Houston his home.



Marisol Quiroz
Finance Secretary

Marisol is a native Houstonian and has been in the automotive business for 13 years.  Her father, also in the automotive industry, taught her at an early age the importance of discipline, dedication, and hard work.
With experience in sales, finance, and e-commerce she is committed to providing a world class experience.  She has received numerous awards and accolades from manufacturers as well as her dealership.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter cooking and making arts and crafts.  Marisol also enjoys traveling, shopping, and exploring new restaurants.


Customer Relations

Scott Clark
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

Scott has been in the automotive business for more than 10 years. His passion for luxury cars and technology makes him a great addition to the Porsche West Houston team. A true aficionado for engineering and gadgets, he is proud to represent Porsche.

Alexis Gonzales

Alexis is a native Texan currently attending the University of Houston working towards her degree in teaching. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her friend and family, and playing softball. 

Vanessa Espinoza

Vanessa is a native Houstonian and has multi- brand experience in the luxury automotive industry.  She enjoys assisting clients and ensuring they have a first class experience start to finish.  She speaks fluent Spanish and English. In her free time she enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with her close friends and family.

Ilse Montiel-Rios
Customer Relations

Ilse is currently a student at the University of Houston Downtown majoring in Education. She has many years of experience in customer service.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with her family and friends.  Ilse looks forward to providing you a white glove Porsche experience.  


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