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.

Darla ArndtDarla Arndt
Event Sales Manager
Phone: 408.770.1202
Email: [email protected]

Darla brings more than a decade of event planning and production, sales and other business experience to her position at Club Auto Sport. She will be your primary contact when you are looking for a unique environment in which to hold your next function.

Darla approaches each event with a fresh perspective, supplementing your plans with novel ideas and innovative services that can transform an ordinary function into an extraordinary event – one that people will talk about for years. She will be happy to show you around Club Auto Sport and walk you through all the areas you can use – from the grand clubhouse and lounge to the intimate TMFC patio.

Whether you’ll be hosting a company party, business seminar or family wedding, let Darla put you on the road to a highly successful, memorable event at Club Auto Sport.

Danielle RavareDanielle Ravare
Event Sales Specialist
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.

Robert Long IIIRobert Long III, CMP
Senior Event 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 Planning Assistant at Club Auto Sport. As a Santa Clara native, she takes great pride in her community. After 5 consecutive years of dedication to bridal retail, 10 years of customer service experience, and obtaining her Event Planning Certificate from Stratford Career Institute in 2013, she decided it was time to chase her dreams.

The idea to become a planner started with a passion for weddings, design esthetic, and the overall excitement of throwing an awesome party, then from there, her passion for weddings evolved into an interest for all types of events and festivities. She is fiercely determined to deliver an extraordinary experience, and ensure customer satisfaction and approval. No obstacle is too big for this small woman, as she is a critical thinker, loves a challenge, and is able to make quick decisions easily, when necessary. In her free time, Dani Marie loves to read, write, dance, sing, go camping, beach days, and watch Netflix and Hulu.

Trina McManusTrina McManus
Concierge and Membership Services
Phone: 408.770.1211
Email: [email protected]

As the Concierge in the Clubhouse, Trina welcomes you with a warm smile and attentive, friendly personality. Passionate about customer service, Trina prioritizes the needs and privacy of members while guiding clients to the right place—whether that be to one of the many businesses in the Club Auto Sport community or the enthusiastic and experienced event staff. With strong organization and communications skills, Trina strives to exceed expectations, make a lasting impression, and approach any conflicts that arise with creative, quick solutions.

Trina received her Bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, East Bay, and was born and raised in the Bay Area. After graduating, she spent almost 10 years in print and web publishing, working on everything from abnormal psychology textbooks and structural engineering manuals to video tutorials on hula hoop workouts and metalworking. Including roles as project manager, copy editor, and photo researcher, Trina has experience efficiently tackling diverse projects and responsibilities. When she is not at work, Trina enjoys learning about homesteading, watching movies on Netflix, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Dan GentileDan Gentile
Car Show Coordinator – Cars & Caffeine Series
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!

Christine DavisChristine Davis
Marketing Director
Phone: 408.428.0428
Email: [email protected]

Christine steers the marketing at Club Auto Sport and can quickly turn new ideas into intriguing, in vogue, and effective campaigns. Raised and educated in New Mexico and Texas, she comes from a cattle and ranching family. Christine worked for 17 years at Key Management Association, a retail meat business chain based in Texas. She eventually became CEO of the association’s two Northern California corporations, from which she oversaw five Bay Area branches and focused on her favorite side of the business: marketing and advertising.

Having retired from the beef industry and her marketing career in 1992, Christine expected to become a stay-at-home-mom but quickly found herself in charge of the Air Systems Car Show & Family Fun-Fest Fundraiser, which unleashed in her a new talent and passion for community fundraising and event planning. The car show led her into a 11 year full-time job, spearheading Air System’s promotional marketing and special events department. In addition, Christine founded Air Systems Foundation, Inc. in 1997, a non-profit organization of which continues to serve as president. The foundation’s tagline– “Kids are our driving force!” —derives in part from the passion behind their mission to support the needs of children.
Now after the sale of Air Systems, Inc., John and Christine are partners in the family investment and counseling business known as TMFC, Inc. (Too Much Fun Club) located at Club Auto Sport. Christine takes on many project jobs for local organizations in their event marketing and takes great pride in the gift of creativity and good business judgment.