Meet Our Staff

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

  • Ed Witt

    Some of Ed Witt's earliest memories were of the car business. When Ed was a child he was always around his family's car dealership. From hanging out on the showroom, digging cars out of the snow and later running the soda fountain. Ed became a people person at an early age always inquisitive and outgoing. As he grew so did his career, from being a Lot Attendant, Sales Person, Sales Manager, General Manager and eventually owning a large Ford dealership. 

    In 1997 the Lincoln Motor Company approached Ed about the possibility of acquiring two Lincoln dealerships in San Diego. After spending many winters in Wisconsin Ed packed up and made the move to Americas Finest City. What's not to love? Sand, surf and sunshine...

    Ed's family made the trip with him and many of them work with him today in the dealership. Currently Scott Witt is the Service Director, Todd Witt is the General Sales Manager and Patrick Witt is a Finance Manager.

    Ed is also dedicated to making the community a better place for all. He has committed much of his time towards helping the less fortunate in our local community. Currently Ed Witt is the Chairman of the Board at Father Joe's Villages and is proud to help this communities children by sponsoring the Father Joe's Children's Charity Gala. 

  • Todd Witt
    Gen. Sales Manager

    Todd Witt has been around the car business for a his entire life. His earliest childhood memories are in the small town of Crivitz WI. When I say small town, it had under 600 residents. This is the same town where his relatives owned the local IGA grocery store (now a Piggley Wiggley) and Witt Auto Sales.

    After moving south of Green Bay (yes, Todd is a Packers fan) to Denmark WI. Todd remembers washing the white wall tires on vehicles at the Witt Ford dealership. His odd jobs around dealerships also included cleaning the service department and body shop bays in Milwaukee.

    Like many members of his family Todd was born with an entrepreneurial spirit.  He started his own business Witt Landscape and Maintenance… "Working for a greener tomorrow". Later finishing college and going onto work for Andersen Consulting.

    In 1997 Todd was married to his true love Betsy. The same year they decided to follow Todd's father and take the leap back into the car business. He and Betsy packed up their lives and headed to San Diego. Todd began his career at Witt Lincoln as a Used Car Manager eventually becoming a New Car Manager.

    In 2002 Todd and Betsy welcomed their daughter Megan in to the world.Megan was born prematurely and with the help of Rady Children's Hospital she has grown into a wonderful young lady. Megan loves horses and is an avid equestrian.  Todd's idea of a perfect family vacation usually involves the warm waters of Maui and a cold drink.

    Todd has been the General Sales Manager for some time now focusing on the Hassle Free process and Client Satisfaction.  Todd said, "It is one thing to tell the team that we need good Customer Satisfaction scores but it is another thing to earn it. The Witt family is here in every aspect of the dealership to make sure that "My father is constantly raising the bar and pushing us to do better. That's the Witt way."

  • Scott Witt
    Service Director

    I have been working with my father and brother in the car business since 1997.  I love boating, biking, Italian food, and spending time with my wife, Lisa.  We have donated both time and money to Father Joe's.  

    Stop by my office and meet Hans, my German Shepard.

    - Scott

  • Hans Witt
    Assistant to the Service Director

    You will often find Hans by Scott Witt's side. Hans was actually a rescue dog and loves his new home with the Witt family. 

    Hans wanted us to let you know that we are a dog friendly dealership. 
    Please help support your local animal shelter.

  • John Bodnar
    Sales Manager

    Lincoln Brand Champion John Bodnar studied advertising design in college, but with career turns and a relative in the automotive business, he found himself at a large Ford/Lincoln dealership before arriving at Witt Lincoln in San Diego, Calif., in 2001. Since then, John has pursued his career in automotive while continuing to paint and draw. He has even taken time off to restore historical homes - a 1939 home he revived in La Jolla was declared a historical landmark. Frontline magazine recently asked John for his perspective as a Lincoln Brand Champion.


    I'm fortunate because I'm in a position to create unique relationships with our Sales Consultants. I can help give them a glimpse into the life of our new clientele. I am an artist, a father, a designer, a builder, a foodie, a husband, a traveler and, of course, I am a Sales Manager. I love this crazy world and welcome my next adventure. I believe that I am the client that Lincoln is building this generation of vehicles for. Lincoln is creating vehicles that are visually beautiful, technologically advanced, rich in heritage and not overly pretentious


    I feel like a child at Christmas every time I see a new concept. I can hardly wait to see the creations of David Woodhouse, Andrea Di Buduo, Solomon Song, Max Wolff, Soo Kang and the whole Lincoln design team. From concept sketch, digital creation, virtual engineering and clay modeling, rolling back all the way to the vehicles that show up in our showrooms - I have seen the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. I am impressed.

    I'm also in a somewhat unique situation in that we're a standalone dealership, so everyone does a great job for the Lincoln brand and is invested in that product knowledge.

    I have studied the history of the Lincoln Motor Company and fell in love with the story of a man who was willing to strike out on his own to build motors to help support the war effort. I was enamored by the artistic son of a manufacturing legend who wanted to bring "Quality, Design and Personal Service" to the luxury client.

    I like to think my natural enthusiasm for all the wonderful and great things that are happening around us is a contagious energy that transfers to our team and our clients. It is an understanding of our new target market while never forgetting to take care of our existing client base. It is, most important that we remember that we have the power to positively affect our clients' lives through small gestures of humanity.

  • Tony LaFaro
    Sales Manager

    I have been with Witt Lincoln since 2006.  I love watching sports - especially football.  Go Eagles!

    - Tony

  • Cathy Koch
    Finance Manager

    I have been with Witt Lincoln since 2006.  I grew up in San Diego.  I love spending time with my family.  I am a die hard Padres and Charger fan!

    - Cathy

  • Barry Alves
    Sales Consultant

    I have been with Witt Lincoln since 2000.  I enjoy playing ice hockey and being with my family.  I donate my off time teaching children how to play hockey.  I am originally from Cape Cod, MA.  I served in the United States Marine Corps.

    - Barry

  • Ernesto Gonzalez
    Sales Consultant

    Hola, (Se Habla Espanol)

    I have been at this dealership since 1993.  It's a great place to work!  I have many satisfied clients and would love to add you to that list.


  • Laila Shalizi
    Sales Consultant

    I have been with Witt Lincoln since 1997.  I enjoy spending time with my children.  I love to travel, and visit family, all over the world!

    - Laila

  • Vi Veronesi
    Sales Consultant

    Vivien was born in France but has a love for America. He came to work at Witt Lincoln in 2010 by recommendation of a former Witt employee. Vi loves to play soccer, read good books and discover new places. One of his favorite memories is the Cinema Festival in Toulouse, France.  It is a combination community and good movies (and perhaps some good wine).

    If you speak French (or English) I am sure Vi would love to meet you and take care of your automotive needs. 

  • Marco Jimenez
    Sales Consultant

    Marco is our newest member to the the Sales Team but not to Witt Lincoln. Marco has been helping our clients through our Internet Department for years. He also speaks Spanish so if you habla español give him a call.

  • Kambiz Naderi
    Sales Consultant

    I started my career at Witt Lincoln in 2001.  I took a extended break, but now I'm back.  I enjoy helping people, that is the Witt Way!

  • Eric Brewer
    Internet Coordinator

     After traveling the entire country and visiting all 50 states, Eric, his wife and two children decided to make San Diego their home. Eric has been saving clients time and money by streamlining the internet process. Let him help you navigate the process today.   

  • Alex Herrera
    Internet Coordinator

    Alex is new to Witt Lincoln. He is excited to work in a family owned and operated dealership. Alex also speaks Spanish. So let us welcome him to Team Witt. 

  • Tony Breunig
    Collision Center Mgr

    Tony has been with Witt Lincoln since 2004.  He is an avid cyclist and pedals in most of his free time.  He also enjoys restoring vintage cars in the Witt Lincoln body shop. There is a certain amount of satisfaction in bring a vehicle back to near new condition. 

    If your vehicle is involved in an accident of if you have a vintage vehicle in need of restoration give Tony a call today.

  • Steve Sanford
    Parts Manager

    Steve has been with Witt Lincoln since 2005.  He spends his free time volunteering for K9 Search and Rescue.  He is proud to have his dog Guinness in on the team. Steve also enjoys cycling with friends and family.

  • George Luna
    Assistant Parts Mgr

    George has been helping clients in our Parts Department for many years now. He has years of experience tracking down those hard to find parts to help the service department get your vehicle back on the road.
    Just ring the bell at the back counter if you need some assistance.

  • Libia Arevalo
    Service Advisor

    Libia has been with Witt Lincoln since 1999. She loves spending time with her family, especially her grand children!

  • Gustavo Ponce
    Service Advisor

    Gustavo has been with Witt Lincoln since 2015. A married man with two dog children, Gustavo enjoys playing sports, cooking and spending time with his family and friends.

  • Trish Beaudoin
    Service Coordinator

    Trish has been with Witt Lincoln since 2000.  She love horses and going to the rodeo.  'Down home cooking' is her favorite.  

    She also donates her time and money to the Huntington Disease Foundation and the Cancer Society.

    - Trish

Witt Lincoln Staff Members
Welcome to Witt Lincoln in San Diego, CA! Here at our dealership, every member of our staff is dedicating to creating the best customer experience possible. From the individuals working in our Lincoln service center, to those who introduce shoppers to the new Lincoln car of their dreams, we are committed to helping every person who walks into our San Diego, CA Lincoln dealership. We look forward to working with you at Witt Lincoln!