Nissan

5795 University Parkway
Directions Winston Salem, NC 27105

  • Sales: (877) 607-8584
  • Service: (336) 744-2127

Serving Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville, NC

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MODERN NISSAN OF WINSTON SALEM SALES TEAM


  • Rodney Abernathy
    General Manager

    Rodney Abernathy has worked at Modern since 1993 and now serves as General Manager at Modern Nissan.  Rodney oversees all departments in the Modern Nissan dealership, to ensure all business and customer needs are met.  He loves working at Modern Nissan because it is a family-owned business with a family atmosphere and loyal employees.
    Rodney has one son, Christopher, and enjoys listening to music, gardening, and golf.  Speaking of golf, Rodney once met Arnold Palmer while attending the Vantage Golf tournament in the mid-80's.  Rodney can be found enjoying downtown Winston Salem restaurants, as well as his favorite filet mignon at Ryan's Steakhouse. 

    What our customers are saying about Rodney:

    "I was introduced to Rodney the General Manager. I explained to him my past relationship with my DC area dealership and outlined my expectations in a buying experience. Needless to say I felt right at home and my expectations were not only met but exceeded. When I found the vehicle I wanted, Rodney closed the deal with a terrific price. Thank you for a great buying experience."

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  • Lewis Fowler
    General Sales Manager

    Lewis is one of several fourth-generation Fowlers who have gone into the family business.  Born and raised right here in Winston-Salem, he came on as a full-time employee in 2007 after working various part-time jobs in the dealerships since he was 14.  Now as General Sales Manager of our Winston-Salem Nissan store, Lewis oversees the sales staff and ensures every customer gets that Fowler family commitment to complete satisfaction. Lewis and his wife Biby have two girls, Lily and Emily and they love to attend Wake Forest football games.  

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  • Eddie Hernandez
    Sales Manager

    Since 1998 Eddie Hernandez has been a dedicated Modern Nissan employee.  Starting out as a sales consultant, Eddie is now a Sales Manager at Modern Nissan.  He is responsible for daily activities in the sales department and ensuring that customers have an enjoyable experience.
    Eddie and his wife Dawn live in Kernersville with their children and their Jack Russell Terrier, Tootsie.  Eddie is a Renaissance man who cans vegetables he grows in his garden at home.  And enjoys outings with his family, activities at his church, and deep sea fishing.  Eddie also brags that there is no food better than his wife's chicken and dumplings.

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  • Steve Tuttle
    New Car Manager

    Few have Steve Tuttle beat in the longevity department at Modern Nissan; he has been with the company since 1976!  Steve is currently the New Car Manager and enjoys working for a dealer with such a great reputation.
    One of Steve's favorite things to do in the area is to try out all the great new restaurants.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Betty, his children, and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cody.  He also makes time for hunting, fishing, and playing golf.  Steve loves to travel and notes Switzerland and Australia as some of his favorite and furthest destinations.  Steve is always on the hunt for some good Southern Fried Chicken!

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  • Cameron Hobson
    Used Car Manager


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  • Miguel Lara
    Internet Sales Manager

    Miguel Lara is the Internet Manager at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem. He has been with the Modern Family since 2009 and "The family atmosphere and great ownership" quoted Miguel, makes working at Modern a blast! Miguel, his wife Heather, their two sons and family dog, Bentley, live in Winston-Salem and love going on family outings. On days off, you will likely find Miguel spending as much time as possible with friends and family, fishing and planning the next epic family vacation!  

    What our customers are saying about Miguel:

    "Miguel Lara, my salesman was great! He was quick to define what I wanted, pointed out all the options available that met my purchasing criteria and never tried to push me into something I didn't want or need. The test drive allowed me to really test the vehicle and I'm sure I could have driven even more if I wanted. Lastly, the negotiations were efficient, straight forward, and didn't have the "feel" you normally expect at the car dealership. I walked away knowing both I and Modern got a good deal. Thanks Miguel and Modern for a great experience."

    "We have purchased two vehicles from Modern Nissan and both times we worked with Miguel Lara to get us something we loved and could afford. This most recent purchase he worked non stop for 3 days to get me into a brand new 2013 Nissan Sentra that wasn't going to break the bank. We could not have done it without him and i'm voting he gets a raise! ;) If you're looking for a new or used vehicle go to Miguel!!"

    "My salesman Miguel was very nice and very helpful! He made my mother and I feel very welcome & comfortable! He really knows his business! I most definitely would refer people to come see Miguel! Thank you Miguel for all the help you gave me!"

    "Miguel doesn't put any pressure on you as a customer which was a huge relief. Im more than satisfied with my purchase and experience at Modern Nissan."

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  • Ned Hicks
    Used Car Manager

    Did Ned Hicks love of NASCAR lead him to a job at Modern Nissan or did his job at Modern lead him to love NASCAR?  We may never know.  Ned is the Pre-Owned Sales Manager and has been at the dealership since 1996.  Most of all he loves his co-workers.
    Ned and his wife Sue have two children.  Besides NASCAR races, he also enjoys watching college basketball, eating seafood, and dining at Ryan's.  Maybe the seafood was why his favorite vacation ever was to Alaska.

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  • Ron Long
    Assistant Used Car Manager

    What our customers are saying about Ron:

    "Thanks to Ron Long and all the Modern family, we had been looking at the new Altima for some time and Ron always took great care of us each time we came by ! We finally decided which Altima options were best for us and Ron made it work."

    "A special thank you to Ron Long, Asst. Sales Mgr., for a job well done. The experience was the way a car purchase should go."

    "Through it all, Ron treated us like a friend of the family, not like customers. Thanks again, Ron!"

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  • Hannah Comer
    Finance Manager

    Hannah Comer has been a Sales and Leasing Consultant at Modern Nissan since 2013. Hannah loves seeing the excitement in her customers as they are purchasing a new vehicle. 


    Hannah lives with her micro-miniature Dachshund, Bandit in Lexington, and is currently planning her wedding. Hannah loves riding her motorcycle, working out at the gym, and cooking and baking. She also revels in searching for the perfect fajita, and her favorite activity to do in Winston-Salem is shopping! Hannah's trip to Disney World was her best vacation but she says riding her motorcycle to the beach for the first time is a close second.

    What our customers are saying about Hannah:

    "Awesome service and the nicest saleswoman ever. Hannah in the sales department made my car buying experience the best ever so glad I come to modern .. Thank you"

    "Hannah Milsap greeted us promptly but with no sales pressure. We told her the car we wanted and she gave us many options. We got exactly what we wanted and needed. We appreciate Hannah's efforts in working with the managers to get the $$$ right. She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions from beginning until she handed us the keys. The paperwork was handled efficiently and quickly. Overall, we definitely had a good experience at Modern Nissan and will be back for our next vehicle as well. Thanks Hannah and everyone involved with our purchase!"

    "Hannah and the rest of the staff were extremely professional but were able to have fun at the same time."

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  • Reggie Bethea
    Finance Manager

    What our customers are saying about Reggie:

    "I would like to thank Reggie for his help! Modern Nissan did for me what others would not do! You guys rock!! Again thanks for putting me in my new used car!"

    "Reggie was great, very friendly and easy to work with. He made buying a new car much less stressful than past experiences."

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  • Terelle Miller
    Finance Manager

    Terelle Miller is a Finance Manager at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and has been with the Modern Family since 2004.  Terelle appreciates the solid reputation and support of the community that Modern Nissan has earned.


    "Red and White for life!" proclaims Terelle, a 2002 graduate of N.C. State. Obviously watching N.C. State sports is one of his favorite past-times, so is spending time with his family and dog, Wrigley, watching his kids play sports and going on road trips around the country.

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  • Garland Wagoner
    Commercial Sales Manager


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  • Joe Joy
    Leaf and Commercial Sales Specialist

    What our customers are saying about Joe:

    "Joe Joy is well named. He made my purchase of a new car a true joy. He was professional, answered all my questions thoroughly and seemed to genuinely care about fitting the car need to the person. Thanks Joe and Modern Nissan."

    "I had a great experience with Joe Joy. He is friendly and customer-centered."

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  • Cindi Perdue
    Internet Sales Specialist

    Since 2002, Cindi Perdue has been helping customers make informed buying decisions at Modern.  Starting out in sales and customer service, Cindi now assists customers in Internet Sales at Modern Nissan.  Cindi loves the way everyone feels like family at Modern.


    Cindi has a Southern accent so you would never guess she's originally from Ohio.  She now lives in Pilot Mountain with her husband, Danny, and their Rottweiler, Colt. She says her favorite past-time is spending time with them.  She also enjoys cheering on the Chicago Bears and dining at her favorite local restaurant, The Depot.

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  • Chris Wilson
    Internet Sales Specialist

    Chris Wilson is an Internet Sales Specialist at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and has been with the Modern Family since 2012. Chris, his wife, Allison, and their German Shepard, Callie, are local to the Winston-Salem area and they love exploring the city and learning about the rich history that Winston-Salem offers.  A world traveler, Chris has been to England, Scotland and Ireland, where he even met Bono in a Dublin Pub. Another fun fact about Chris, he was a competitive swimmer (since the age of 4) and even coached swimming throughout college.  In between traveling, you'll likely find Chris watching auto racing at his favorite restaurant, Firebirds. 

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  • John Potter
    Sales Consultant

    Delivering 100% customer service and providing information on vehicles to potential buyers is what John Potter says he likes most about working at Modern Nissan. John Potter has been a Sales Consultant since 2012. 
    John has one son, Johnny, and lives in Kernersville.  John is an avid photographer in his spare time, and two of his favorite things to do in Winston-Salem are jumping going to Airbound Trampoline Park and relaxing at Village Tavern. John loves to watch his favorite sports team, the Buffalo Sabres, while enjoying a good slice of pizza.

    What our customers are saying about John:

    "John Potter was our sales associate he was very helpful and kind. I never felt pressured or overwhelmed. He even took the time to help me program the Bluetooth phone option as well as touch up the detailing as there was some wax left on the bumper and the car was black."

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  • Pernell Callahan
    Sales Consultant

    Pernell Callahan loves the family atmosphere at Modern Nissan.  He has been a Sales and Leasing Consultant at Modern since 2010. Pernell takes pride in making sure customers make the most informed vehicle purchase decision.
    What some people may not know is that Parnell likes to dance! He is also a personal trainer and loves working with kids to help them stay fit.  Pernell lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Kia, their two children, and the family dog a rat-terrier named Dallas. He enjoys watching football, especially the 2014 Super Bowl Champs, Seattle Seahawks. On a day off you might find him downtown having a slice of pizza.

    What our customers are saying about Pernell:

    "I met Pernell a couple years ago when I purchased a Jeep from Modern Nissan. He was great! When I made a choice to purchase a new Nissan I was thrilled to know that Pernell was still at Modern Nissan so that is who I requested. Once again a great experience!! Thank you all for making the process so easy!!"

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  • Collins McGhee
    Sales Consultant

    Collins McGhee is a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and has been with the Modern Family since 2011. Collins, his wife (which he met while selling her a car), Natalie, and their daughter, Rose, are local to the Greensboro area and love exploring local parks and historic areas. On his days off, you'll likely find Collins enjoying a nice, relaxing dinner at McCoul's Pub or having a burger at Burger Warfare, his two favorite restaurants.  

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  • Carlos Hicks
    Sales Consultant

    What our customers are saying about Carlos:

    "Carlos is the best !!!!"

    "Carlos Hicks went above and beyond to make me a happy customer! He is the epitome of great customer service!"

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  • Kelly Demery
    Sales Consultant

    Kelly Demery is a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and has been with the Modern Family since 2014. Kelly is local to the Winston-Salem area and lives with her husband, Ben, along with their dog, Hendrix and two cats, Layla and Raleigh. Kelly loves the outdoors so you'll likely find her camping, kayaking or taking a stroll around Salem Lake on her days off.  She also thoroughly enjoys spending time with her friends and family, eating any and all things pasta and having a nice relaxing dinner at Quanto Basta, her favorite restaurant. 

    Hear what our customers are saying about Kelly:


    "Kelly was an excellent Sales person and made it such a great experience for a first time buyer."

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  • Mercy Mitchell Newsom
    Sales Consultant

    Mercy Ramirez-Mitchell Newsom says she never imagined selling cars could be so much fun!  Mercy has been a Sales and Leasing Consultant at Modern Nissan since 2013.  Mercy says she truly enjoys everything about working at Modern.
    Although she tries to get to Texas every chance she gets to see her three adult sons and her three grandchildren Brandon, Kayla, and Jamie, when at home in North Carolina, Mercy enjoys Zumba dancing and eating Latin food.  One of Mercy's favorite local spots is Nacho Daddy's.

    What our customers are saying about Mercy:

    "Our salesperson, Mercy Mitchell, quickly became not only one of the most helpful and truthful sales rep we've ever dealt with, but she quickly became our friend. The entire transaction was smooth, quick, and easy... I highly recommend these folks to anyone who likes to be treated like family when purchasing a new vehicle."

    "Mercy Miller was my salesperson and she was so patient, knowledgeable and helpful as I made this major purchase."


    "We had a very painless experience and our salesperson, Mercy Mitchell, did an exceptional job in getting us the Rogue we wanted at the price we needed."

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  • Joe Shaw
    Sales Consultant

    Since 2010 Joe Shaw has been helping customers make educated buying decisions as a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan. Joe enjoys that Modern Nissan is family operated and has a lot of history with a great product to sell.
    Joe has one son and enjoys playing baseball and basketball with him any chance he gets. He also enjoys getting out and playing golf in the beautiful weather in North Carolina. There is not much he enjoys more than having a good steak at Texas Road House and spending time with his son. Oh and taking in a Dallas Cowboys game.

    What our customers are saying about Joe:

    "I will have to say this was the most fun I've ever had purchasing a vehicle. Joe Shaw...you're the man. I'll definately tell all my family & friends to visit Modern for the best price and the best service. My wife & I left the dealership knowing that we not only purchased a vehicle, but we made some new friends. There is no doubt that Modern Nissan deeply cares about every individual that visits their facility."

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  • Joe Pierce
    Sales Consultant

    Joe Pierce is a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and has been with the Modern Family since 2013. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, Joe still lives in this great city with his three dogs, Presley, Lillian and Biscuit. An outdoorsman at heart, Joe enjoys camping, hiking and any place low key and quiet. What might surprise you about Joe is he used to travel with a touring band. How cool is that? 

    What our customers are saying about Joe:

    "Right away Joe Pierce made us feel at ease. We told him what we wanted and needed and he found us the perfect car."

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  • Dylan Mounce
    Sales Consultant

    Dylan Mounce is a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and has been with the Modern Family since 2014. A musician at heart, Dylan is a singer/song writer and a guitarist. He's even tried out for American Idol! On days off, you'll likely find Dylan enjoying his favorite food, pizza, while cheering for the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets.

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  • David Hamilton
    Sales Consultant

    David Hamilton is a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem. An avid sports fan, David loves cheering for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox. I bet you don't even have to guess his favorite city! On days off, you'll likely find David spending time with his son, David Hamilton Jr., and enjoying dinner from Poncho Villa, his favorite restaurant.

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  • Stephen Burton
    Sales Consultant

    Stephen Burton is a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and currently lives in King but is originally from Charleston, West Virginia. Needless to say Stephen is a die-hard West Virginia Mountaineers fan and was childhood friends with legendary NFL Wide Receiver, Randy Moss, and NBA Point Guard, Jason Williams! Stephen is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and loves all outdoor sports, but his favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife (Loretta), children (Jenna and Madison) and family pets (Cats - Willa and Blake; Dog - Ginger).

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  • Stephanie Mabe
    Sales Consultant

    Stephanie Mabe is a Sales Consultant at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and lives in Mocksville with her two beautiful children Layla and Lake. A trained pianist, Stephanie has played the piano since the age of 6! She is also a free spirit and loves to go camping and hiking. You'll likely find Stephanie spending time with her children, reading and attending church on her days off.

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  • Candice Rakes
    Sales Consultant


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  • Melissa Cain
    Operations Manager

    Melissa Cain is the Operations Manager at Modern Nissan of Winston-Salem and has been with the Modern Family since 2013. Melissa and her two children, Breanna and Jacob, are all local to the Winston-Salem area. Melissa loves spending time with her family, rooting for her Miami Hurricanes, shopping and attending local events. 

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