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 27 years and the last 5 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 to 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!
Mike GeerligsBusiness Manager
My name is Mike Geerligs, I’m the Business Manager at AutoWise, Inc.! I’ve been in Auto Sales for over 30 years with 15 years of those years as General Manager of Nissan and Saturn Franchises. When considering my move to Florida from Michigan, I was excited at the opportunity of going to work with Jeb. The dealership is very similar to Saturn’s way of business.
I love the Melbourne Area. I’ve been married for 25 years to my wife Anne. We have met some of the finest people here in Brevard County. I look forward to helping my many friends and families with their transportation needs. We have a great selection of low mileage, pre-owned vehicles.
We provide all the information up front to the customers so they can make an informed decision. We offer our “best” price first and our customers appreciate that. Our customers like the “no haggle” experience and know it’s the “Smart Choice!”
Kevin PresaSales Consultant
My name is Kevin. I’ve been working at dealerships since I was 14, and selling since I was 18, in 2002. I sold for a Ford dealer in Maryland for 6 years and have had my hands in just about every aspect (wholesale, retail, finance, etc.) since then. I grew up in Southern, MD and moved to Melbourne in 2008. Shortly after moving to Florida, the Great Recession hit and I did a few years in the restaurant business to make ends meet.
In my spare time I enjoy just about anything that has to do with water - being at the beach, fishing, boating, or even just enjoying a good meal at a waterfront restaurant. I am an avid chef, and a proud Uncle to Esme (b. 2014).
I began working for Jeb in 2013, for about two years at Next Car. I started here at Autowise in April of 2017 year and have been here ever since. We offer a great selection of low mileage cars, and the collector cars still get me excited! I will always work harder than anybody, anywhere to earn your business.
Scott RhodesSales Professional
My name is Scott Rhodes, I’m the newest 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!”
Teresa PalmerOffice Manager
My name is Teresa Palmer, I’m the Office Manager here at AutoWise, Inc.! I was born and raised here in Brevard County. I moved to Texas for a short period in my life and eventually returned to Brevard to raise my Son and care for my 4 dogs. I went to Westshore High School and graduated in 2006 and am soon to be pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I enjoy spending my weekends with my family and friends.
I’ve spent 10 years working in the administration, warranty and title departments of auto dealerships between Texas and Florida. I enjoy the challenges my position at AutoWise offers me and my ultimate goal is making our customers happy. We offer a unique buying experience here at AutoWise, it truly is “The Smart Choice!”
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!”