Serving Boone, Wilkesboro, Hickory, Asheville, NC and Eastern Tennessee
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Guy Wade is the GM at both of our Boone Dealerships, Modern Toyota and Modern Subaru.
As one of the fourth generation of Fowlers at Modern, Fred's son, West, loves the outdoors second only to his love for the family business, which he joined in 1993. That was a big year for West as he was also married that same year. He and his wife have 3 children. West was born and raised right here in Winston-Salem and attended Mount Tabor High School then went on to graduate from Appalachian State. West took such a liking to the Boone area that he was happy to take on the role of Dealer Principal for Modern's two High Country dealerships; Modern Toyota of Boone and Modern Subaru of Boone.
Omnia followed his dad, Fred Fowler, into the car business and started working part-time in the Modern dealerships in 1985. He went full-time in 1991 after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Go Vols! Omnia is currently dealer principal of the Modern Toyota store in Winston-Salem.
Omnia and his wife Jennifer have four children, Ashton, Garrett, Eliza and Wyatt. When Omnia isn't overseeing operations at our Toyota store, he and Jennifer spend much of their spare time watching the kids participate in all their various activities. He also likes to play golf, deep sea fishing and collecting old baseball memorabilia and has a sizable collection of baseball cards.
Michael Lyall is yet another long-time loyal employee of Modern Toyota. Michael has been at the dealership since 1984. Michael is the General Sales Manager and oversees customer relations, sales, and new and used vehicle inventory. He truly enjoys working with his customers.
Zak Auten is a Finance Manager at Modern Toyota of Boone and has been with the Modern Family since 2013. Zak is local to the Boone area and lives with his wife, Lynn, two children, Sophie and Emma and lots of family pets! On days off, you'll likely find Zak
Paul Davis is a Sales Consultant at Modern Toyota of Boone and has been with the Modern Family since 2014. Paul lives in West Jefferson with his family and loves all things outdoors!
Jessica McAbee is an Internet Sales Specialist at Modern Toyota of Boone. Local to the Boone area, she loves spending time with family and friends and of course her dog, Kovu, and her cat, June. On days off, you'll likely find Jessica either dining at Comeback Shack, her favorite restaurant, or relaxing at Galileo's.
Kimberly Powell is an Internet Sales Specialist at Modern Toyota of Boone. She and her son, Sydney, are local to the Boone area and both love to play games and color. Kimberly also shares her home with the family dog, Rudy, and three cats: Oscar, Spider, and Caramel.