Meet our Team of Automotive Specialists
Introducing the Autowise team of experts. These individuals are truly the heart and soul of Autowise and strive to make a difference in your visit to us. Whether you are looking to explore our inventory or simply have a few questions, you can always expect world-class customer service from our team.
My name is Jeb Norwood, I’m the owner of Autowise, Inc. I’ve been in the retail automotive business for 33 years and the last 11 years as a dealership owner. I am originally from Lousiana, but have spent most of my life in Florida. I love SEC football, offshore fishing, scuba diving and most importantly making new friends along the way.
I decided to sell cars a different way by offering the best deal up front. No games or gimmicks, and so far this unique approach has been very well received. My goal is to give as much information as possible so I can help people buy my vehicles and make them happy.
My entire life I have been successful in making people happy, I will continue everyday to do the same here at Autowise … We are “The Smart Choice!”
Jeff WellsGeneral Manager
My name is Jeff Wells, I’m the General Manager here at AutoWise, Inc. I’m a lifetime Eau Gallie resident. My early professional career was in advertising and management with my parents’ company, Brevard Shopping News. After their retirement, I was offered a position at Boniface-Hiers Automotive by my friends A.J Hiers and Al Millian. I was with them for nearly 15 years in sales and management.
I met my future business partner, Jeb Norwood in the early 1980’s at Golden Q Billiards. He would move away to pursue a career in insurance and automobile sales and management. Fast forward 30 years, we cross paths again in management at Palm Bay Ford.
He would eventually open a dealership here in Melbourne and the rest is history. AutoWise, Inc. is a very unique business model in the Auto Sales arena. We do all the homework for you and make the process as simple as possible. We’re a “no haggle” full disclosure dealership. We call it “The Smart Choice.” Go ahead, you’ll be glad you did!
Scott RhodesSales Consultant
My name is Scott Rhodes, I’m proudly a member to the AutoWise Family. I’ve lived in Melbourne my entire life and graduated from Eau Gallie High School. I’m the proud father of 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls. My family and I are very active in the community and love Brevard County. I’m an avid sports fan and enjoy sharing that with my children.
I worked for Harris Corporation after high school and then went to work for Boniface Hiers Automotive Group and worked for them for over 20 years. I truly enjoy selling automobiles, especially to my friends and family and of course making new friends doing so.
I joined the AutoWise Family for one simple reason, Great Inventory. The majority of the inventory is a unique blend of foreign and domestic products with a Clean CarFax. I feel we are the finest Pre-owned dealer in the State and invite everyone to come experience “The Smart Choice!”
Joe ThompsonSales Consultant
My name is Joe Thompson and I have been with Jeb off and on for nearly a decade. My love for the automotive industry began with employment with Roger Penske "up North" before moving South. As with most who live here in the Sunshine State, the beach was calling and I've been beachside ever since. I love surfing and anything water related. My wife and daughters consume my "non-selling" time and simply enjoying my life.
I've been in all aspects of auto sales and management up North and here in Brevard. I particularly enjoy Jeb's business model here at autowise.net and the "best price" mentality. It's a fun atmosphere and a pleasure selling these fabulous vehicles. Look forward to hearing from you soon. You Deserve It !
Tracy OakesSales Consultant
My name is Tracy Oakes, I'm the newest member of the Autowise Team. I've spent my adult career in Customer Service and Sales and love meeting people. As I enter my newest phase of my life here in Florida, I'm thrilled to be in auto sales and anxious to meet you. My passions are music, cars and my Grandchildren and not necessarily in that order. My hobbies include event planning and love to DJ special events. In the market for a perfect for you set of wheels ? Give me a call.
Steve CollazoSales Consultant
My name is Steve Collazo, I was born and raised in Florida. One of the few true "Floridians"! I've got a wife & 3 daughters... and a little French Bulldog. I've been in the car business for 14 years now, and love watching people turn from being skeptical of a car salesman to having the best car buying experience EVER! So come down & see me and join the family :)
Chris BlakeOffice Manager
My name is Chris Blake. Florida has been home for most of my life and I made the move to the Space Coast over a decade ago.
I love spending time with my family, including my four furbabies! My husband and I enjoy "Jeeping", traveling and catering.
Before joining the Autowise team, I worked with Jeb by coordinating automotive financing for his clients. I am proud to work for a company that offers quality vehicles in a no pressure setting. I look forward to helping you in any of your needs.
My name is Drew, I’m the Shop Manager here at Autowise, Inc.! I am responsible for the service and reconditioning department. I have over 10 years automotive experience in the auto service industry. I chose to join the Autowise team because Jeb only offers the nicest, cleanest cars in the market. Which by the way, makes you feel good to stand behind as a mechanic.
I feel my team brings a higher standard to the pre-owned auto industry. We go the extra mile to make sure all our vehicles look and drive as good as they possibly can. We are “The Smart Choice!”