Sales Department

Johnna Abrams

Johnna has been in the Auto Industry since 1993. She has extensive background in business management, photography and commercial arts. She arrived in Utah in July of 1991 from Connecticut. She was introduced to the car business by Doug Williams and Chris Williams in late 1991 and hasn't looked back since.

She was always top seller in any store she was working in. She has won numerous awards in Customer Care and Satisfaction as well as Product Knowledge while working for others. While involved in Salt Lake Imports, she and her staff have won notoriety in Biltmore's National Who's Who in Business, National Association of Professional and Executive Women in Business Award, and Best of State since 2002 for Best Used Car Dealer in Utah and is an EBay Power Seller. The company is in good standing with the BBB for business practices and customer satisfaction.

Johnna opened the doors of Salt Lake Imports in April of 2002 and built the foundation. Her partner Chris Williams came in January of 2003 and the two built a viable Used Car Dealership with business practices that make the dealership unique in the industry thus their slogan "a different dealer..."

Johnna enjoys photography, humanitarian work, white water rafting, fly-fishing and adventure travel in her spare time. She has raised guide dogs for the blind and is currently enjoying the company of her new companion and mascot Gandaulf, a Welch Corgi.

Chris Williams

Chris started her days in the car business after selling steel, unformed, for Steelco. Her brother Doug got her into the business in 1990. Since that point Chris never looked back. She excelled in ever aspect of the industry winning countless awards, sales contests, Factory awards for Customer Satisfaction, Production and Product Knowledge.

Chris has held numerous positions in her 20 years in the business including Lease Renewal Manager, Used Car Manager, General Sales Manager and now Vice President and General Manager of Salt Lake Imports. Her skills have helped to propel Salt Lake Imports, Inc into its current position as the envy to their competitors.

Chris is a driven individual while at work and plays just as hard on her days off. She enjoys fly-fishing, humanitarian work, traveling abroad, snow-shoeing, white-water rafting and back-packing. She enjoys quiet time with her two cats while at home in front of the fireplace with a good book.

Tanner Bowen

Unlike Johnna and Chris, Tanner has not been in the car industry since 1991. Instead that’s how long he has been alive. Don’t be fooled though. Tanners love for cars and the auto industry started before he could walk. As soon as he could he was driving. He began racing circle track at 14 years old. By the end of high school he had cycled through four cars, tinkering and rebuilding each one along the way. By the time he graduated high school he was certain he wanted to have a career in cars.

After a two year mission for his church in Tucson, Arizona in 2010, He began selling cars. We met him in June of 2017 and welcomed him onto our team February of 2018. His dedication to Salt Lake Imports has lead him to drive from his home in Provo an hour away, every day. He is our favorite employee aside from Gandolf…and Kara…and Corky…and Scott.

Tanner and his wife Gina have been married since 2016 and have a son, Hank who was born in march of this year.

Kara Van Vossen

Kara is our Office Manager and Title Clerk.  What would we do without her?  A lot more!  She is always here to answer any question you may have from our inventory to when will I get my plates?  She assists us in almost every aspect of the business.  

Kara enjoys adventures in the outdoors with her husband and two children Abby and Ian.  She believes in being honest and treating everyone with respect and integrity.

Gandaulf, Mascot, Sales Extrodinare

Gandaulf is as much part of the Salt Lake Imports Team as any of his human counterparts.  He is a charmer, a babysitter and a great comforter.  His charm an antics take the stress right out of all who visit the dealership.  He is a great greeter and makes everyone feel right at home.  

Gandaulf's favorite past time is riding in a convertible with his head hanging out the window.  He enjoys going everywhere with his moms on outings and is a great international traveler.  He is quite famous and has his own calendar every year.