Meet Our Staff at Club Auto Sport

Debbie SimoniDebbie Simoni
General Manager Operations
Phone: 408.770.1204
Email: [email protected]

Debbie oversees all aspects of the Club Auto Sport operation, including staffing, member satisfaction, facility operation, financial strategy and budgeting. She is an enthusiastic leader and brings over three decades of experience in the real estate industry to her position. Originally beginning with the executive administration for Ralph Borelli, Chairman of Borelli Investment Company and co-founder of Club Auto Sport, she quickly escalated to the General Management position at Club Auto Sport in 2009. Before that, she was the Regional Operations Manager for Financial Title Company for nine years leading multiple teams in the Bay Area. Her talent for team-building and excellent people management skills is coupled with being a highly-capable decision maker. Debbie understands how to quickly drill down to the fundamentals of any business opportunity or challenge and effectively leads a cohesive team to maximize the unique concept and potential of the business’ success.

Debbie received her degree in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She has been involved in a number of trade and professional organizations including CREW-Commercial Real Estate Women of Silicon Valley, Vistage International Trusted Advisors Group, San Jose Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Council of Realtors–Santa Clara Valley and is a California Notary Public. She is passionate about her family and loves cooking, entertaining and anything creative.

Danielle RavareDanielle Ravare
Event Sales Account Manager
Phone: 408.770.1206
Email: [email protected]

Danielle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management with an emphasis in Event Management and a Minor in Public Relations from San Jose State University in May 2012. Since then, she immersed herself into the event industry, searching for the perfect niche. Danielle found just that when she joined the sales team at Club Auto Sport.

Prior to becoming the Event Sales Specialist at Club Auto Sport, Danielle worked as a contractor for several events in Downtown San Jose including the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and the Cinequest Film Festival. Working as a contractor gave her the opportunity to work in many different areas of the event industry including sales, marketing, and logistics. This experience and her attention to detail give Danielle an edge in the sales department as she has a clear understanding of the effort that goes into executing a successful event.

Danielle is a very result driven professional who enjoys setting and conquering goals time after time. With that said, she brings a dynamic asset to the sales team. In Danielle’s spare time you can find her spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie AlvaradoStephanie Alvarado
Event Sales Assistant
Phone: 408.770.1203
Email: [email protected]

From an early age, Stephanie knew she loved planning events! She has organized special events for friends and family and enjoys starting with an idea and helping the final vision come together. Stephanie graduated from San Jose State University in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Event, & Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management.

Before coming to Club Auto Sport, Stephanie worked as the Special Events Manager at Pebble Beach Resorts during several events including the AT&T Pro-Am, Food & Wine Festival, and the ever exciting Concours d’ Elegance annual car show. In addition, she has experience with guest servicing and has worked in private dining at a luxury restaurant.

Stephanie joins the team as the Events Sales Assistant and couldn’t be happier! With a passion for people, Stephanie assists with marketing efforts and most importantly guides clients through our venues and the sales process, providing customized suggestions and friendly customer service for a memorable experience.

Robert Long IIIRobert Long III, CMP
Senior Event Planning Manager
Phone: 408.770.1209
Email: [email protected]

Robert is a seasoned Event Manager at Club Auto Sport for events of every size, style and level of complexity. He ensures the successful planning, implementation, vendor communication, staging, and production of every project. These skills, combined with his aptitude for all technical matters, are Robert’s key strengths. Raising the bar and exceeding expectations are his trademark. Completing a project with excellence and a satisfied client are what drives his success.

With over 19 years of customer service and multi-tasking experience across an array of opportunities in Silicon Valley, Robert’s extensive knowledge, expertise and unflappable demeanor have earned him the respect of the many vendors with whom he works. His clients report that he is the calmest person they have ever worked with even when things are at their busiest and their most challenging. Robert received a Bachelor degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with an emphasis in Commercial Tourism, and a Minor in Art Education, from San Jose State University. His most recent accomplishment in continuing education is the designation of Certified Meeting Professional. He spent five years working with San Jose Jazz on their esteemed VIP Events, culminating in their Summer Fest in August.

In addition, he managed logistical coordination for the National Brain Tumor Society Fundraising Walks along the West Coast. Prior to graduating, Robert worked for fine dining restaurants, including the Hotel Los Gatos, and volunteered with additional non-profit organizations in the South Bay. When not at work Robert can be found riding his bike on the Los Gatos Creek Trail, brewing beer, painting, attending local festivals or searching for the next adrenaline rush with friends.

Dani Marie Hauck
Event Planner
Phone: 408.770.1205
Email: [email protected]

Dani Marie is an Event Manager at Club Auto Sport. Growing up in Santa Clara, she was raised in the fast-pace environment of the Silicon Valley. A graduate of Santa Clara High School, she received her diploma in 2008. She attended Mission College for 2 years, majoring in English, before realizing she no longer wanted to pursue a teaching career.

The idea to become an event planner started with a passion for weddings (and all things bridal), design aesthetic, and the overall excitement of throwing an amazing party. From there, her passion for weddings quickly evolved into an interest for all types of events and festivities. After working for 5 consecutive years in the bridal retail world, 10 years of customer service experience, and finally obtaining her Event Planning Certificate from Stratford Career Institute in 2013, she decided it was time to make a BIG change.
She applied for an Internship at Club Auto Sport in January of 2017 and, after 3 months of training, Dani Marie was offered a full-time position with our team as an Event Planning Assistant. She excitedly accepted and has been working hard to better our business ever since. Dani Marie is fiercely determined to deliver an extraordinary experience to her clients, and ensure customer satisfaction and approval for each event she manages. She loves a good challenge, is a die-hard perfectionist, and always has a smile on her face. In her spare time, you can catch her reading, writing, watching movies, or modeling wedding dresses for fun.

Aurieona Astara
Concierge and Member Services
Phone: 408.770.1211

As the Concierge, Aurie welcomes you with a warm smile and attentive, friendly personality. Passionate about customer service, Aurie prioritizes the needs and privacy of Club Auto Sport members while guiding clients to the right place—whether that be to one of the many businesses in the Club Auto Sport community or to the enthusiastic and experienced event staff. Aurie also supports the team by helping with facility maintenance, creating marketing materials and social media, and providing assistance with events. With strong organization and communications skills, Aurie strives to exceed expectations, make a lasting impression, and approach any opportunities that arise with creative, quick solutions.

Aurie, born in San Francisco, recently earned her Associates of Arts degree with an emphasis in humanities. While earning her degree, Aurie fulfilled a contract working as the Executive Assistant to the president of West Valley College. In addition to having approximately 20 years of administrative experience, Aurie spent 5 years living in Hawaii, working in the hospitality industry.  Her wide range of experience uniquely qualifies Aurie to efficiently manage diverse projects and responsibilities. When she is not at work, Aurie enjoys spending time outdoors, dancing, or being with her 19 year old daughter.

Dan GentileDan Gentile
Facility Assistant – Car Event Coordinator
Phone: 408.242.4029
Email: [email protected]

Dan comes from a lifelong passion for classic, exotic cars and auto racing. As Car Event Coordinator, Dan plans, coordinates and operates Club Auto Sport car events both onsite and offsite as well as managing the Club Auto Sport Series of Cars and Caffeine. Dan is very knowledgeable about many classic cars, especially Italian cars. He currently owns a couple of classic Alfa Romeo’s. He also can be found at San Jose State home football games, coordinating Club Auto Sport’s tailgate which is part of the Marketing Partnership with The Spartan Foundation.

Dan is a graduate of San Jose State with a marketing degree. He has spent 18 years of his career in the Information Technology field, building and supporting worldwide networks. He also worked with the San Jose Grand Prix coordinating promotional events and providing event photography. Dan started doing event photography when Club Auto Sport opened and hosted several racing viewing parties for major races. His multiple talents include helping with event planning, procuring specialty cars for themed events and holding the famous tricycle races in the drive isles at Club Auto Sport.

Stephanie StoneyStephanie Chantler
Finance Manager
Phone: 408.770.1208
Email: [email protected]

Stephanie is in charge of our Financial Department and comes to Club Auto Sport with over two decades of accounting experience. Stephanie previously enjoyed a long term position working with multiple Silicon Valley CPA firms, and with a multitude of their diverse clients before joining the Club Auto Sport team. Her experience in working with numerous different successful companies brings the extensive accounting management needed for Club Auto Sports various business divisions.

Stephanie possesses a strong work ethic, a can do attitude, and will apply those ethics to not only Club Auto Sport , but its business community within. She is a native Californian, wears a constant smile on her face, and enjoys being outdoors in the sunny weather!

John DavisJohn Davis
Co-Founder and Managing Member
Phone: 408.428.0428
Email: [email protected]

John is the former chairman and CEO of Air Systems, Inc. – a leader in the HVAC business and related areas which he founded in 1974. Under John’s leadership, Air Systems achieved annual revenues of greater than $265 million and employed 1,500 people. John sold Air Systems in 2007 – changing lanes and shifting gears. He is currently president of TMFC, Inc., an investment management consulting firm based at Club Auto Sport.