Meet our Team of Automotive Specialists
What sets McDaniels Porsche apart from other dealerships? Our elite Porsche models certainly draw the eye and enchant the imagination, but what makes the dealership experience truly special is the people. Our highly-trained and friendly team is dedicated to bringing that personal touch to every customer interaction. If you would like to learn more about McDaniels Porsche, our vehicles, or anything else, feel free to reach out to one of the people below or visit us in person. We would be glad to serve you.
Bill McDaniels brings 40 years of experience and dedication to serving the transportation needs of the Midlands.
The passion that Porsche brings to driving is the passion he brings to Client service.
That same passion is evident in his commitment to the Columbia community in numerous civic events, highlighted by the McDaniels Golf Classic benefitting the Palmetto Cancer Center.
This annual Event has raised nearly $4 million for the hospital over the past two decades.
It's been a pleasure to work with and meet so many people since joining the Automotive Industry in 2001. Always a different adventure everyday. I enjoy our farm with my husband, Scott, and our 2 dogs Krieger and Kappi. I look forward to joining the Columbia Classical Ballet Board of Directors for their 2020-2021 season. Being surrounded by beauty in motion, be it a Porsche or a stunning dancer brings me joy.
A Veteran of the automotive field, I've loved every minute of working with our customers whom many I call friends. My supportive wife brings such a joy to my life and I love sharing Porsche with her through hearing about our customer adventures. Their passion for the brand is contagious and I look forward to the new friends we will make in the new year.
I have two passions in life my family and my love for the automobile. I’ve been blessed with an amazing wife and our beautiful son. When not at work living the dream I enjoy fishing golfing or playing at the lake with our golden retrievers. My love for Porsche started young at 17 when I bought a 944.
Stanton Hejira is the General Sales Manager of McDaniels Porsche and he has enjoyed being in the business for over 20 years.
Stanton’s first and favorite Porsche is the 718 Cayman. The first Porsche Stanton ever drove was a 1986 928 while he was in high school. This started his passion for driving and the Porsche Brand.
Stanton, holds a bachelors degree in Business from Minot State University, in Minot, North Dakota, where he was also a All-American College wrestler.
In his free time if he is not studying Jujitsu, or running you can bet he is planing the next big meal to prepare for family & friends, trying to convince everyone he knows to explore new foods and cities in the well known Carolinas.
Stanton, thrives to make every experience great and will do his best to leave every client with a warm welcomed feeling in to the Porsche Family.
Danny Velasquez, Brand Ambassador, is originally from Las Tablas, Panama, but has lived in South Carolina for 27 years. Danny has lived around a world coming from a military family. He enjoys his peaceful home in Northeast Columbia, SC . His career in the automotive industry first started in 2005. He spent his first 10 years in the service and parts department. For the last 5 years, he has been selling cars and it has been by far the most fun part of his career. He also travels the country testing and tracking new Porsche vehicles and bringing information back to share with his Porsche clientele. He wants to share that atmosphere of fun with each client as they come in to purchase their first, or next, dream car.
William has been with McDaniels Porsche since 2016. He began his career in Automotive Service and Parts Management back in 2002 and brings over 18+ years of German Automotive experience to include VW, Audi and Porsche. Being raised in Myrtle Beach, SC most of his life, he moved to Columbia in 2013 and joined the McDaniels Automotive Group at McDaniels VW.
He has a passion for Porsche and takes pride in providing exceptional service for his clients. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, surfing, wake-boarding, kayaking, hiking and camping in the mountains.
I have worked in the customer service industry for several years and I understand how vital my role is. I have high values and ensure every interaction provides exceptional value with unsurpassed integrity. I look forward to working with you on your next visit here at McDaniels Porsche.
I've been in the auto industry for 8 years and working on my 3rd year with the McDaniels auto family. I love being here to help and give high quality service to all of our guests. I take a lot of pride in what we do here, bringing trust and family to the dealership.
I put the same care and attention to detail in crafting a winning team that Porsche places in crafting a superb product.
Our team is only as good as its last execution, and like a winning pit crew, we must be ready when called upon to deliver perfect performance each and every time.
My 20 years of experience coupled with an engineering background empower me to lead our McDaniels Porsche Team to deliver to our Clients the full Porsche Experience. They deserve nothing less.
My role, and the role of the Accounting Staff, is to sweat the details so the Client doesn't have to. We make sure your data is accurate and secure, and we provide support to the Associates you come into contact with on a regular basis.
Though you may not see us, rest assured we're performing at the highest level so that the only thing you have to focus on is the road ahead.
Barri has been with McDaniels Porsche since May 2020. She was raised and has lived in West Columbia, SC most of her life. She takes pride in providing exceptional customer service because of her passion for people. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.