Meet Our Staff

Sales Team
Michael Anthony
Sales Consultant Cell: 541-905-9340Email Me
Michael Anthony moved to Oregon from SanDiego in 1979 and is a graduate of South Albany High School. Married to his first girlfriend, he has 3 children and the oldest is an University of Oregon graduate, The y ...Read More
Kyle Christiansen
Sales Consultant Phone: 541-752-2150 Cell: 480-323-6531 Fax: 541-752-3403Email Me
Kyle is a great addition to our sales team as he has local Corvallis ties with his involvement as a student athlete at Crescent Valley, and now with his involvement as a local coach. Kyle helps coach the Corval ...Read More
Sam Bucks
Sales Consultant Phone: 541-752-2150 Cell: 254-258-0222 Fax: 541-752-3403Email Me
Sam Bucks was born in California. Grew up in Northern New Mexico, graduating from Taos High School. He then completed his degree from Westminster in Salt Lake City, Utah. After graduation he was lucky enough to ...Read More
Kytta Stearns
Sales Consultant Phone: 541-752-2150 Ext 225 Cell: 541-740-1089Email Me
Kytta is a native to the Northwest, she relocated from Kirkland, Washington to Corvallis with her beautiful children. Many know her best from when she worked for the Boys and Girls Club in Corvallis. You can' ...Read More
Service Team
Eric Hart
Service ManagerEmail Me
“Originally from Brookings and Grants Pass, I thought Corvallis would be a great place to live and raise a family. In 1999, I had the very fortunate offer to join the University Honda Team as the Corvallis Serv ...Read More
Tom Walker
Service Advisor Phone: 541-752-2150 x 215 Email Me
“The University Honda ‘crew’ is the best team I’ve ever worked with hands down. I first heard about them in the late 80’s. Back then, everyone I knew spoke highly of the dealership and it’s product. I had worke ...Read More
Keith Erhardt
Service Advisor Phone: Contact Keith by phone only 541-752-2150 x 218
“You would never know by the ‘cut of my jib,’ but I collect coins and sports cards, when I’m not busy being a Dad. So the next time you service your Honda, bring in any rare coins or sports cards you may have.  ...Read More
Emily Montero
Service Advisor Phone: 541-752-2150 x 219Email Me
Customers enjoy Emily’s kind and energetic spirit! She works fast and is well organized to get your car serviced and delivered as soon as possible. Emily is a mother with a lot of creative talents. She enjoys j ...Read More
Luis Refugio
Service / Parts Advisor Phone: 541-752-2150 X 236Email Me
Luis has a million dollar smile! University Honda is proud to have him on our team. He began as a Lot Attendant and like many others, was promoted to assist in our Service and Parts Departments. When Luis is no ...Read More
Shane Chavarria
Service Advisor Phone: 541-752-2150 Fax: 541-752-3403
Shane is a native Oregonian and is new to the vehicle service world, but is a great addition to our Service Advisor Team. Shane has a warm and friendly personality, he takes great care of the customers he works ...Read More
Matt Silveira
Service Advisor Phone: 541-752-2150
Matt grew up in Central California and moved to Oregon to attend Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University. GO BEAVS! Matt is studying Animal Science to pursue a career in large animal veterinar ...Read More
Parts Team
Jace Wambach
Parts Manager Phone: 541-752-2150 X 235 Email Me
Jace has been a valued employee of University Honda for many years. He started as a lot attendant, but soon rose through the ranks. Now he serves as our most valued parts manager! Since day one, Jace’s strength ...Read More
Eliot Toohey
Asst. Parts Manager Phone: 541-752-2150 X 238 Email Me
Eliot serves the University Honda customers with great care and reliability. Starting out as our lot attendant, Eliot is familiar with lots of different vehicles. Prior to University Honda, Eliot studied busine ...Read More
Luis Refugio
Service / Parts Advisor Phone: 541-752-2150 X 236 Email Me
Luis has a million dollar smile! University Honda is proud to have him on our team. He began as a lot attendant and like many others, was promoted to assist in our service and parts departments. When Luis is no ...Read More
Office Staff
Carole Parker
Office Manager Phone: 541-752-2150 X 230 Email Me
Who is baking all these homemade cookies? It’s Carole! Not only is Carole an excellent baker, she is a great addition to the UHonda team! She’s been in automotive office management for over 35 years at Jack Sco ...Read More
Shelly Black
Administrative Assistant Phone: 541-752-2150 x210Email Me
Hi, I joined the Uhonda team in October 2016. I have worked in the car industry for about 20 years, and have found my niche here at University Honda. I moved over from Bend and have fallen in love with the fam ...Read More
Management Staff
Ron Theis
President Phone: 541-752-2150 Email Me
“At University Honda, our emphasis is on our customers. We began in 1986 with the simple belief that if we could focus on customer satisfaction, particularly in our service and parts departments, one customer a ...Read More
Kirk Theis
General Manager Phone: 541-752-2150 Email Me
Kirk Theis needs no introduction. He’s Ron’s youngest son and Kirk comes from a background of music and restructuring home loans. Since his move from Phoenix to Corvallis, Kirk has become passionately involved  ...Read More
Ginger Theis-Stevens
Event/Social Media Manager Phone: 541-752-2150 Email Me
The Theis Family opened this store in 1986 and since that time, Ginger has served in a variety of roles – from Service Secretary to Sales Representative and now serves as the Event/Social Media Manager. Her pas ...Read More
Jeff Schindler
Sales Manager Phone: 541-752-2150 Email Me
Jeff has been in the automobile industry for approximately 20 years. He brings a diverse amount of experience to the management team. Jokingly, Jeff admits the car business just “gets into your blood!” When ask ...Read More

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30th Anniversary Celebration

University Honda will be donating four exciting prize items to its customers that will be won through drawings... []

High Mileage Honda Contest

Do you have a running Honda with lots of miles on it? We want to know about it! []

Honda Kicks Off National Week of Service - University Honda Joins In!

From June 10-19 Honda and its business partners throughout North America will conduct the first ever National Week of Service.

Happy Mother's Day

We want honor all Moms on Saturday, May 7th 2016 by showering them with a lovely rose and a FREE CAR WASH by the University Honda Experts! []

Honda Environmental Leadership Award

University Honda Earns Honda Environmental Leadership Award for Reducing Its Environmental Impact []

University Honda executive auto detailing

Products we use are gentle on carpet & paint, but strong enough to make and maintain a lasting difference! []

Honda’s Military Appreciation Offer

A valid Military Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) is required as proof of eligibility. []

Uhonda Wins Highest Award in Customer Satisfaction!

Thank you Corvallis and surrounding cities for allowing us to serve you. []

The Other University in Corvallis gets Cruiser Bikes!

That means we have the staff, the equipment and the process to do your oil and filter changes while you wait in our comfortable lounge []


I started a search for a new SUV and saw that Honda had a
new smaller SUV‐the new 2016 HR‐V. I did an online search
and contacted University Honda. Lilly Higgins, the online
specialist, contacted me and invited me to come over and
see one of the HR‐V they had on the lot. It was the best
experience ever! I told Lilly want I was thinking and that i
wasn't in a hurry to buy a new car and wanted to complete
my research. She was the right salesperson for me. She understood what I wanted and they
stepped aside to let me do what I needed to do. About a month later, I came back with more
direction and ready to get serious. No pressure ever, she was patient and understanding
and answered all my questions. I was ready to buy and put a down to have them search for
the HR‐V I wanted and they found it. The whole experience was the best ever. University
Honda is a family owned business where they know their customers by first name and treat
you like you matter. I highly recommend anyone looking for a car and want a Honda, go to
University Honda and ask for Lilly. If Lilly isn't there, any of their salespersons will help
you. They are great!
Sharon Baum

1998 Honda Accord
Lilly was extremely helpful when we bought our daughter's car at University Honda in Corvallis. She met us, heard what we were looking for and then zeroed in on exactly the correct vehicle, which we test drove and in the end, purchased. The paperwork was quick and smooth and painless. Nice place to buy a car in Corvallis. Thank you Lilly!
Sincerely, Jules
Jules Cooper
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March 3, 2014
Loved going into University Honda today. The staff is always so friendly and helpful, in addition to being able to answer almost any question I have. Pricing is fair and to the point. I’ve had numerous friends buy from University Honda, and I even spent time negotiating during one of their purchases and all have always been impressed.
Ira Leventhal
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September 25, 2013
I’ve been a University Honda Customer for over 25 years. I have purchased 2 Accords, 2 Civics, and currently own 2 CRV’s and I have always serviced every vehicle with University Honda. I retired from Oregon State University and several years back my wife and I moved to Baja, Mexico. Every year I take an annual visit to Corvallis and I still have my vehicles serviced at University Honda. I pass a lot of other Honda Dealerships along the way but these guys are the best and definitely worth it. I would recommend their service to anyone and it’s an honor to remain friends with the staff at this dealership.
Doc Sutton
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March 13, 2014
I leased my 2011 Honda Civic from University Honda, and I have had such outstanding service the entire three years it was an easy decision to renew my lease with them. When I first called to set up an appointment, Sales Specialist Nery Hernandez really put me at ease with the whole process and we set up a time to lease another Honda Civic. When I went in Nery really made me feel comfortable and thoroughly answered all of my questions. I really appreciated the fact that he provided a lot of detail about each car I was considering and really allowed me to go at my own pace to make sure I made a decision that was best for me. He really was exceptional with guiding me through the process, and explaining everything, I really felt he truly had my best interest in mind throughout the process, I am thrilled with my new Honda Civic and I highly recommend Nery and University Honda!
Karen Elliott
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March 25, 2014
The service department at University Honda provides a truly exemplary level of customer care. The staff are always friendly and always treat me with respect; they are willing to patiently answer any questions I may have. They go out of their way to help me resolve my car difficulties–far beyond what their jobs require (I’m thinking particularly of their assistance when my car battery died last week–they helped me get to the dealership and checked the battery for me all at no charge). I have never once gotten the sense–as I have from other mechanics and dealerships in the past–that I am being taken advantage of or being told that my car needs work it does not need. They embody a rare level of integrity that is crucial to have in this kind of business.
Clare Braun