Meet Our Service Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Brian Santos
    Service Manager

    Brian Santos is the Service Manager of Modern Nissan of Hickory. Brian has been with Nissan since 2011and has lived in the Newton/Hickory area since 2005 with his wife Edwina, their youngest son Joey and the family dogs, Nismo and Shelby. Brian is an accomplished musician and very involved with his church, Christ Alive in Newton, NC. He has met Erik Turner (Warrant Guitarist) and if Brian could meet any one person, past or present, it would be Robert De Niro. He also loves to visit local flea markets, eat Italian food and follow MMA!  

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  • Art Ortiz
    Service Advisor

    Art Ortiz is a Service Advisor at Modern Nissan of Hickory and lives in Mooresville with his wife and two daughters. Art is passionate about automotive engineering, speed and performance! On off days, you'll find Art either watching or participating in all things Motorsports! 

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  • Jeffery Laney
    Shuttle Driver

    Jeffery Laney is a Shuttle Driver for the Service Department of Modern Nissan of Hickory. Jeffery lives in Granite Falls with his wife Melody, daughter Amanda and his 2 dogs Halee and Enzo. Jeffery serves on the 'Marriage Ministry' leadership team at his local church and if he could meet any one person, past or present, it would be Jesus Christ. He also loves to follow his favorite NFL team, the Washington Redskins! 

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  • Aaron Hunter
    Service Advisor

    Aaron Hunter is a Service Advisor at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Aaron is local to the Hickory area and lives with his dog, Z and his Quaker Parrot, Mickey. What might surprise you about Aaron is that he plays guitar, sings and writes music! He also loves to go hiking and eat Sushi. If Aaron could meet any one person, past or present, it would be Leonardo Da Vinci. 

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  • Chris Meza
    Service Advisor

    Chris Meza is a Service Advisor at Modern Nissan of Hickory and adds a lot of experience to our Service Department. Chis previously worked as a Nissan Certified Technician at this location, which goes hand in hand with his love of working on cars and attending drifting events. Chris is local to the Hickory area and lives with his 3 dogs Husky, Oreo and Nacho. Chris has met the President of Venezuela and loves to follow his favorite NFL team, the Carolina Panthers!

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