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Dan Johnson
Operating Partner/President

Dan has over 30 years in the automotive industry and over 20 years in running dealerships.  Dan's career has been built on achieving excellent results for his dealerships and giving each customer the industries top customer satisfaction experience.  Dan believes that repeat buyers are the life blood of this industry and trains his staff on giving each customer a premium purchasing experience!  The sale of the first car is only the beginning of the experience, also giving each customer the best service experience is what we strive for daily!


Office Staff

Jana Jackson

Magen Samples

My name is Magen Samples (pronounced MAY-Gen) I married my best friend in 2016. We have two beautiful horses that we love to ride. I like to doodle on my spare time and I love being a part of the Metro Kia family. 

Keyree Hill
Billing Clerk

Brittany Johnson
Accounts Payables


Sales Department

Gary Buttram
New Car Director
770 386 8400

My name is Gary Buttram I'm from Kennesaw Ga and my hobbies include, golf, playing the guitar, spending time with my 4 children and wife, woodworking and teaching Sunday school.

Scott Harris
Used Car Director
770 386 8400

Nick Morrow
Sales Consultant

My name is Nick Morrow I am a hard working man and I will go out of my way to make your car buying experience hassle free.

John Jones
Sales Consultant

I'm from Jasper, Georgia and I'm a father of three and have a beautiful wife who is Georgia native. We love to go hiking, hunting, and fishing and spending time with our family.

Christopher Huth
Sales Consultant

When I was eight, my family and I moved to Cartersville from Smyrna. I am a graduate of Cartersville High School where I was a part of a state championship baseball team in 2008 my senior year, shortly after winning the senior league baseball world series. I then went on the play for GA Perimeter College before injuries and pressing family matters brought my baseball career to an end. I was fortunate enough to find a great working family with the Metro Kia staff in 2016. After starting in an entry-level position, I was then promoted to the sales department. I take pride in my new career.

Mark Sheppard
Sales Consultant

Mark is a US Navy veteran, Father to five and Grandfather to four! Mark has five dogs, two cats and a multitude of fish - yes, he is an animal lover. He is a northerner by birth and a southerner by choice. He is a believer in helping people buy, not selling. God Bless America is his mantra! In his spare time he is an accomplished photographer.

Renardo Lewis
Sales Consultant

I am Alabama born and raised, but have lived in Georgia for the past two years. I graduated from Alabama State University, majoring in graphic design. I love art and like to draw. My commitment to my customers is to provide a terrific purchase experience and an even better ownership experience.

Ashley Hufford
Sales Consultant

Rikki began her career in the automotive industry back in 2013. In addition to her work here at Metro Kia, Rikki is enrolled at Gwinnett Technical College for the study of surgical technology. Outside of work and school, she continues her 17(+) year dancing career with a recent focus on ballroom dance as well as riding and show jumping her horses. Rikki is an animal lover and proud owner of two horses named Hallie and Conda as well as her three-year-old dog, Barkley.


Finance Department

Dexter Holmes
Finance Manager

I'm a veteran of the US Navy. I father five beautiful children and dog named Tooties, and Koko with my wife Portia. I love going fishing and playing the guitar in my band "Ladies and Gentlemen" with my brothers and sisters. Been in the Kia family for 10 years now.


Service Department

Scott Lowe
Service Manager

Christina Lindsey
Service Advisor

Reneee Valkenburg
Service Advisor