Frankfort Staff


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General Manager

Mike Maheras
DEALER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 304

Hometown: Palos Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since February 1997
How Long in the Car Business: Since September 1991
Hobbies: Going to my kids' activities such as karate, baseball,and
football games. I enjoy taking the family to professional
sporting games such as the White Sox, Bulls, and Hawks.
Favorite Sports Team: Bulls, Sox, Bears, and Hawks
Favorite Chevy: 2017 ZL1 Chevy Camaro
Favorite Food: Lou Malnati's pizza and Michelle's homemade lasagna
Favorite Song: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
Favorite Movie: Risky Business
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida with the family

I was born and raised in Palos Park. I am a graduate of Sandburg High School. I've been in the car business since 1991. I joined the Phillips Chevy team in 1997 as a Sales Manager, and like they say, hard work pays off. I am now the General Manager of Phillips Chevrolet. I am married with 3 wonderful kids. My favorite pastime, other than spending it with my family, is to visit the Augusta National, hanging out by the Amen Corner.

Mission Statements: "Doing the basics brilliantly" and "It's up to me."

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Frankfort Managers

Brian McMahon
GENERAL SALES MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 353

Hometown: New Lenox, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2000
Hobbies: Spending time with my family
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Camaro
Favorite Food: Steak tacos
Favorite Movie: Starsky & Hutch
Favorite Vacation Spot: Las Vegas

I grew up in New Lenox and graduated from Lincoln Way High School in 1993.
I worked in construction and as a bartender, before I started in the automotive
industry with Phillips Chevrolet as a sales consultant. I'm married to my lovely
wife, Becky, we have two boys, Max and Tyler, and a dog, a Boxer named Briggs.

Favorite Quote: "Are you a man or a mouse?"

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Walter Fields
SALES MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 352

Hometown: Country Club Hills, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since November 2013
Hobbies: Spending time with family, weight lifting, video games
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox, Bulls and Bears
Favorite Chevy: 2014 Chevy Silverado
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Song: Like all music
Favorite Movie: Anything Sci-fi and action
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere there is sand and blue water

I've been in the car business for 22 years. I'm the father of two boys,
10 and 14. I have lived in Manhattan, Illinois for 8 years, and have
been married to my wife, for 14 years.

Favorite Quote: "Doing the basics brilliantly."

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Marty McKenna
SALES MANAGER & DEAN OF PHILLIPS UNIVERSITY
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 315

Hometown: Tinley Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since December 2010
Hobbies: Golf, bowling, musician
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Favorite Food: A nice filet and a glass of merlot
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii

I have lived in Tinley Park for 30 years. I have been married to my
wife Kathy for 30 years. I have three children. My oldest son, Marty,
is a Software Engineer. My other son, Mike, is a Personal Banker
and my daughter Melissa is a Dancer in New York. In my spare time,I
love to golf and spend time with my family.

Mission Statement: "My mission is to provide my customers with the best buying experience possible,to go the extra mile, to make sure their experience at Phillips Chevrolet is nothing short of exceptional, and to become their salesman of choice for life."

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Mike Herris
SALES MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 348

Hometown: New Lenox, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 2013
How Long in the Car Business: Since 2013
Hobbies: Poker, wood working, custom installs
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevy SS
Favorite Food: Sandwiches - All kinds!
Favorite Song: Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Favorite Movie: The Hustler, Color of Money
Favorite Vacation Spot: Puerto Rico

I grew up in New Lenox and currently live in Tinley Park. I received
my associates in Culinary Arts at the age of 19 and finished my
business degree at 22 from GSU. I am married to my perfect wife
Katemarie for 2 years, and have a beautiful 6 month old boy.
We have two of the best dogs; Elvis (Basset Hound) and
Diesel (Ori Pei).

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Sam Darwish
SALES MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 354

Hometown: Orland Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since March 2010
How Long in the Car Business: Since 2004
Hobbies: Spending time with my kids and swimming
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: 2014 Chevy Impala
Favorite Movie: Action movies
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida/Disneyworld

I was born in Bethlehem and raised in Jerusalem. I have been married to my
wonderful wife for over 12 years and have four daughters. I am fluent in English,
Arabic, and Hebrew. I love what I do.

Personal Philosphy: "My customers are my #1 priority."

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Richard Samaniego
SALES MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 330

Hometown: Calumet City, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2014
How Long in the Car Business: Since Aug 1991
Hobbies: Running, weight lifting and spending time with my family
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Corvette
Favorite Food: Mexican or Italian
Favorite Movie: Any Action or Sci-fi films
Favorite Vacation Spot: Disney

I have been in the car business for 24 years. I've been married
to my wife for 23 years and have three beautiful kids.

Personal Philosphy: "Treat others as you want to be treated"

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Steve Sorensen
COMMERCIAL TRUCK MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 398

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2012
Hobbies: Golf, Playing drums
Favorite Sports Team: Blackhawks, Bears
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Malibu and Impala
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Song: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
Favorite Movie: The Bourne Series
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cozumel, Mexico

I grew up in the country but have lived in Frankfort for 19 years now. I've been married for 21 years and have two beautiful daughters. The attitude I bring to my job is to always treat people the same way I'd like to be treated.

Personal Philosophy: "You only get out of life what you put into it."

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Andy Haustein
USED CAR MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 350

Hometown: Tinley Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since September 1993
Hobbies: Going fishing, golfing, and concerts
Favorite Sports Team: Bears
Favorite Chevy: Silverado
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Song: Too many to pick one
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Vacation Spot: Costa Rica

I started in the car business when I was 17 years old and never looked back. I truly enjoy all of the nice people I meet on an everyday basis. I have three great kids and a wonderful family and try to spend as much time as possible with them.

Mission Statement: "Have fun everyday."

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Paul Bellisario
ASSISTANT USED CAR MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 397

Hometown: Lemont, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since December 2015
Hobbies: Car events, working on my '89 Turbo Trans Am and fishing
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Chevy: 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Favorite Food: Italian food and Sushi
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cancun, Mexico

I was born and raised in Lemont, IL and graduated from Lemont high school in 2013. I am currently pursuing a business degree in marketing at College of DuPage and formally Western Illinois University. The car industry is my passion. I've been around the car scene my whole life,
and my father owns an auto repair shop, so the car business is in my blood. I am a very hard working, dedicated, and passionate about working at Phillips Chevy. My goal is to keep working hard to become successful and make it to the top.



Personal Philosophy: The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your
full potential are keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

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Josh Packard
GUEST RELATIONS MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT 524


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Konrad Chatys
GUEST RELATIONS MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 324

Hometown: Orland Hills, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 2016
Hobbies:Spending time with family, riding motorcycles, and going to dog shows
Favorite Sports Teams:Chicago Bears
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Tahoe
Favorite Food: Italian Beef
Favorite Movie: Top Gun

I am the father of 3 amazing girls. I love spending time
with my wife, kids and our American Bully, "The Rock."
I'm a disabled veteran who served in Operation Iraqi
Freedom and I also love being outdoors.

Personal Philosophy: "Respect is a two way street, most give it to receive it."

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Collin Mohney
INVENTORY COORDINATOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 396

Hometown: New Lenox, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since December 2015
Hobbies: Video games
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Malibu
Favorite Food: Ravioli
Favorite Song: "Somebody to Love" - Queen
Favorite Movie: The Usual Suspects
Favorite Vacation Spot: San Diego, CA

My goals in life are to be a professional magician and singer. I'm currently working to help save for my future and achieve my goals.


Personal Philosophy: "Attitude is everything. What you give to the world is what you get from it.

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Frankfort Finance

Tom Kernagis
FINANCE DIRECTOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 356

Hometown: Crete, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since November 2013
How Long In The Car Business: Since 1989
Hobbies: Golf, cooking, working in my garden, working with and
watching my kids play their sports
Favorite Chevy: Traverse and Camaro
Favorite Food: Any and all seafood
Favorite Song: Let It Be - Beatles
Favorite Movie: Cinderella Man (with Russell Crowe)
Favorite Vacation Spot: St. Lucia or anywhere with a beach and a golf course nearby

I grew up in Park Forest, then Frankfort, having gone through the
Frankfort grade school sysyem,Lincoln-Way high school, then the
University of St. Francis. I now live in Crete with my wife, Dawn,
and our kids, Kassie (16) and Anthony (13). I spend most of my
free time with my kids, most often doing something sports-related.

Favorite Quote: "Happiness is a journey, not a destination."

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Robert Noer
FINANCE MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 319

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 1994
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, playing cards
Favorite Sports Team: All teams Chicago
Favorite Chevy: 2014 Corvette Stingray
Favorite Food: Homemade baby back ribs (Memphis style)
Favorite Song: Anything by "Luther" will do
Favorite Movie: JFK
Favorite Vacation Spot: Wherever my family is

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, I grew up in neighborhoods stretching from West Englewood to Archer Heights. After coming home from college in 1994, I was originally hired in that summer in new car sales. The rest is history. My background here is madeup of 7 years in sales, 6 years in finance, and my last 8 years as Commercial/Fleet Sales Manager.

Personal Philosphy: My goal is to provide our clients with the most accurate information available to help manage
all of their business and personal vehicle needs.

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Mark Hawkins
FINANCE MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 517

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Anthony McAuley
FINANCE MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 322

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since March 2016
How Long in the Car Business: Since April 2012
Hobbies: Golfing, Road Trips, Cooking, and Fishing
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Favorite Food: Italian Beef Sandwich
Favorite Song: Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Vacation Spot: San Diego, CA

I grew up in Frankfort, IL. When I am not working, you can find me outside whether it be barbecuing or playing a round of golf. I am married and have two dogs.

Mission Statements: "The best preparation for tomorrow is doing you best today."

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Frankfort Product Specialists

Austin Smith
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 361

Hometown: Manhattan, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since April 2014
Hobbies: Racing, Softball, and Drumming
Favorite Chevy: COPO Camaro
Favorite Food: Filet
Favorite Movie: The Goods
Favorite Vacation Spot: Daytona Beach, FL

I was born and raised in Naperville. After I graduated high school my family moved to Manhattan. I have always had a passion for cars and racing. I drive the 10a Midget Car at Grundy County Speedway in the summer. In my free time I am at the shop working to make the car faster.


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Chris Baxendale
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 368

Hometown: Norman, OK
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 2015
Hobbies: Anything to do with automobiles, spending time with family and reading
Favorite Sports Teams: University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Thunder
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Corvette Z06
Favorite Food: A good steak
Favorite Song: "Rocket Man" - Elton John
Favorite Movie: No Country for Old Man
Favorite Vacation Spot: Las Vegas

I was born in Oklahoma City and graduated high school in 2001. I joined the Air Force National Guard for 6 years. I also attended the University of Oklahoma for 5 years. I have worked in the oil industry
for most of my professional career.



Personal Philosophy: "Live for this moment, the present is all that exists."

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David Ramirez
PRODUCT SPECIALIST - Hablo español
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 366

Hometown: Alsip, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 2016
Hobbies: Chilling with my friends, going to concerts, going shopping, and watching movies
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls and Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Tahoe
Favorite Food: Pizza and sushi
Favorite Song: "Good Life" - Kanye West
Favorite Movie: The Waterboy
Favorite Vacation Spot: New York

I'm just a chill bro trying to chill with my homies while making some good memories along the way..



Personal Philosophy: "You miss all the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky

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David York
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 391

Hometown: Munster, IN
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since May 2018
Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking, playing baseball, and going to the movies,
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Corvette ZR1
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Song: "Ghost" by Howie Day
Favorite Movie: The Natural
Favorite Vacation Spot: San Francisco, CA

At a very young age I fell in love with sports, especially baseball. Once I learned how to walk, I started hitting wiffle balls in the backyard with my father. FOr the next 20+ years I played competitively at the highest levels. The new things I knew, I was in the car business.

Mission Statement: "Give it 110%"

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Happy Bettenhausen
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 327

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 1976
Hobbies: Music, parades, flowers, and yard work
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox and NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick #29
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Impala
Favorite Food: Fish and Seafood
Favorite Song: Waltz Across Texas
Favorite Movie: The Sheepmen
Favorite Vacation Spot: Wisconsin

Automobiles have been my main idol since I was 11 years old. To entertain people is my greatest achievement in life. I am thankful for the 66 plus years married to my wife Dorothy, also to be looking ahead for things and events to do.

Personal Philosophy: "You never say impossible."

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Jarrell Greer
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT.367

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 2016
Hobbies: R/C cars, traveling, sports, and enjoying time with the family
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Monte Carlo
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: "Dear Momma" - Tupac
Favorite Movie: Harlem Nights
Favorite Vacation Spot: Orlando, Florida

I was born on the west side of Chicago and now live in University Park. My main goal in life is to provide for my family and keep them happy.



Personal Philosophy: "Don't wait for an oppurtunity, create it!"

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Jennifer Thompson
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT.318

Hometown: New Lenox, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since October 2016
Hobbies: Shopping for bargains
Favorite Chevy: Silverado
Favorite Food: Salad (really!)
Favorite Movie: Tomstone
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere there is sunshine

I grew up in Beverly and still have many great friends from the neighborhood. I have two amazing beautiful daughters that I love to spend time with. I enjoy the car business because its fun to make people happy with a new car!

Mission Statements: "A simple smile can brighten someone's day."

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Jim Rio
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 328

Hometown: New Lenox, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2014
How Long in the Car Business: Since 2014
Hobbies: Golf, softball, bowling, poetry
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Hawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Tahoe
Favorite Food: Bacon & eggs, hash browns, and rye toast
Favorite Song: Hey Moon, My Way - Elvis
Favorite Movie: Quiet Man, It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite Vacation Spot: Marco Island, Florida

I will be married to my beautiful wife, Georgane, for 32 years in May, and I have two wonderful sons, Jimmy and Andrew. I love being with all of them. At the age of 23, I owned and operated a White Hen Pantry. I was then a Branch President for a Chicago based bank corporation. I have two hole in ones, and I bowled a 300 in league.

Personal Philosophy: "It ain't over til it's over." -Yogi Berra
"You can run but you can't hide." -Joe Louis

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Joe Hamdan
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 399

Hometown: Alsip, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since June 2012
How Long in the Car Business: Since February 1992
Hobbies: Traveling, spending time with my family
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Chevy: 2014 Impala
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Song: What Doesn't Kill You by Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Movie: Gone With the Wind
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cruises

I grew up in the Holy City of Jerusalem and put myself through college by driving a cab. I graduated with degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering. I have a beautiful wife and four beautiful sons. I've been in the car business for over 20 years, and worked as a sales manager for 17 years. I like working in sales because I love making a difference
in my customers' car-buying experience.

Personal Philosophy: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger," and "Do it right the first time."

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Joe Luque
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 355

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since October 2001
How Long in the Car Business: Since 2000
Hobbies: 5k runs with my dog on Old Plank Trail, bowling, traveling, and beach volleyball
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Volt and 2014 Corvette Stingray
Favorite Food: Chicken pot pie
Favorite Song: Drive My Car by the Beatles
Favorite Movie: The Karate Kid
Favorite Vacation Spot: Aruba

I was born and raised in the South Suburbs, and lived in Venezuela for 5 years. I went to college at Western Illinois University where I studied business management. I married my wife in 2011 and we have two sons.

Personal Philosophy: "I love helping people find the best vehicle to fit their needs
and budget in a fun and professional way."

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Kyle Robertson
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT 327

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2018
Hobbies: Health, fitness and marksmanship
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy:  Chevy SS
Favorite Food: Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy
Favorite Song: "End Game"- Taylor Swift
Favorite Movie: The Blind Side
Favorite Vacation Spot: Scottsdale, AZ

I grew up in Chicago, IL. Then I moved to Frankfort and graduated from Lincoln Way High School. I lived in Arizona for 2 years. I grew up playing football and pursuing a degree in Counter Terrorism. I love helping people and pursuing their goals.

Personal Philosophy:"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." - George Washington

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Lisa Gonzalez
PRODUCT SPECIALIST - Hablo español
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 320

Hometown: New Lenox, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2014
Hobbies: Learning to cook and working out
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Camaro
Favorite Food: Everything and anything, especially chocolate
Favorite Song: Anything Country
Favorite Movie: The Strangers or The Conjuring
Favorite Vacation Spot: Virgin Islands

I'm 26 and the oldest out of five kids. I love to make people laugh and I'm always hyper. I'm also thinking about going back to school for the nursing program.

Favorite Quote: Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm

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Lisa Smith
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 518

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since December 2016
Hobbies: I enjoy activities with my kids, being outdoors and around people.
Favorite Sports Team: Cubs, Colts
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Silverado 1500 midnight edition
Favorite Food: Pizza and Reeses cups
Favorite Song: "Marry You" by Bruno Mars
Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans
Favorite Vacation Spot: Costa Maya, Mexico

A very dedicated and loving mother and wife.  Moved from my hometown of Indianapolis to Chicago 4 years ago.  I love living in the beautiful city.

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Nicole Semplinski
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000

Hometown: New Lenox, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 2018
Hobbies: Working out, spending time with friends & family
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Equinox
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Song: "Charlie" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite Vacation Spot: Sanibel Island, FL

I love spending time with my friends and family. I've lived in New Lenox my entire life but would love to live in Florida. I'm the happiest when I meet new people or try new things!

Mission Statement: "Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters."

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Niko Kalpakidis
PRODUCT SPECIALIST - Hablo español
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 370

Hometown: Frankfort, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since April 2014
How Long in the Car Business: Since April 2014
Hobbies: Working out, cooking, soccer, and racquetball
Favorite Sports Teams:Chicago Blackhawks, Cubs, Bears and Juventus F.C
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Corvette Stingray
Favorite Food: Greek or Italian
Favorite Song: With or Without You - U2
Favorite Movie: The Godfather, Casino, Scarface
Favorite Vacation Spot: Greek Islands

I grew up in Frankfort and went to Lincoln Way High School. I have been in the restaurant/ bar business for 23 years. I have a strong passion for life's new challenges. I speak 4 languages and love being apart of the Phillips team!

Personal Philosophy: "Be humble, be hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room."

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Oscar Mora-Hernandez
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 2018
Hobbies: Sports & Reading
Favorite Sports Team: Barcelona
Favorite Chevy: Silverado
Favorite Food: Deep Dish Pizza
Favorite Song: Anything Hip-Hop
Favorite Movie: Any Comedy
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico

I am an open minded individual who always strives for accuracy. I maintain a consistent positive attitude at all times. I'm always looking forward to improving myself and helping others. Living the present for a better future!

Mission Statements: "You're never "done", you're finished." - high school teacher & "If you don't fail, you won't succeed."

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Rami Alamawi
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 362

Hometown: Orland Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 2009
Hobbies: Spending time with my beautiful wife and kids,
training MMA with my 10 year old son Moe
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Avalanche
Favorite Food: Pasta and cheeseburgers
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Favorite Vacation Spot: Jamaica

I am married to my beautiful wife Susan, and blessed with two sons, Mohammad and Nimer, and my beautiful daughter Jenna. I have been the #1 selling Chevy salesman in the region for the last two years, and salesman of the month for the past 6 years!

Mission Statement: "My mission is to keep working hard for my customers and stay number one on the chart."

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Ryan Gates
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 363

Hometown: Crete, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2017
Hobbies: BBQ, Horses, Sports
Favorite Sports Team: Hawks, Bears, Bulls
Favorite Chevy:  ZL1 Chevy Camaro
Favorite Food:Anything off the grill
Favorite Song: "Jimi Thing" by Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Vacation Spot: Orlando, Florida

I started with Phillips in May 2017. I now live in Mokena, IL and grew up in Crete, IL. I lived in Huntington Beach, CA for 2 years. I love to watch sports and horse racing.

Favorite Movie Quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."

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Tom Frachalla
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT 360

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since December 2010
Hobbies: Playing hockey, coaching kid's hockey
Favorite Sports Team: Black Hawks, White sox, Bears
Favorite Chevy: 2019 Corvette ZR1
Favorite Food: Mother's home-made Italian 
Favorite Song: "Black" by Pearl Jam
Favorite Movie: Braveheart/Tombstone
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida with the family

I was born on the south side and went to Brother Rice HS.  I have played hockey since I was 6 and was captain of our hockey team for the championship run.  Now I enjoy watching and coaching my 3 kids on their teams.

Mission Statements: "Those who give respect, get respect"

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Tom Kelly
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 358

Hometown: Orland Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since March 2016
Hobbies: Reading and playing cards
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks, and Bulls
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Impala
Favorite Food: Everything
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with warm food, cold drinks, and a warm sun

I worked in the newspaper industry for 25 years. Then I started working in the restaurant business, working in both the back of the house moving to the front. During that time I also cooked for Amtrak. Then I got involved in the insurance industry and it was not my passion.

Mission Statement: "All things are difficult before they are easy"

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Warren Dixon
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 325

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: March 2017
Hobbies: Football
Favorite Sports Team: Bears, Cubs, Bulls
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Tahoe
Favorite Food: Chicken wings and tater tots
Favorite Song: Any song by Lilwayne
Favorite Movie: The Goodfellas
Favorite Vacation Spot: Las Vegas

Mission Statements: "Sky is the limit"

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Frankfort Internet Sales

Chris Smith
INTERNET SALES DIRECTOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 305

Hometown: Midlothian, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 2006
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1992
Hobbies: Photography, any outdoor activity; cars and bikes.
Favorite Chevy: Z06 Corvette
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Song: Anything that triggers a fun memory
Favorite Movie: The Goonies
Favorite Vacation Spot: California 

I'm always up for a challenge, I always look after friends and family, I always help someone in need.

Mission Statements: "Nothing's impossible"

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Liz Palumbo
ASSISTANT INTERNET SALES MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 394


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Marvin Daily
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 507

Hometown: Chicago Heights, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since April 2014
How Long in the Car Business: Since August 2011
Hobbies: Reading History novels, listening to oldies, watching TV and writing short stories
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls and Bears
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Impala
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: Don't Disturb This Groove - The System
Favorite Movie: Life
Favorite Vacation Spot: Savannah, Georgia

Born and raised in Chicago Heights. I have an affinity for cars and I am happy to be in the car business.

Personal Philosophy: Remember to make the best, and see the best out of every situation.

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Luis Vega
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST - Hablo español
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 333

Hometown: Joliet, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since November 2016
Hobbies: Playing Soccer and HTML programming
Favorite Sports Teams: Real Madrid
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Camaro
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Song: "Ms. Jackson"- OutKast
Favorite Movie: Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico

Born and raised in Chicago Heights. I have an affinity for cars and I am happy to be in the car business.

Personal Philosophy: Remember to make the best, and see the best out of every situation.

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Thomas Renteria
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 344

Hometown: Plainfield, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since May 2018
Hobbies: Rollerskating, Eating, and Chilling.
Favorite Sports Team: Cubs and Bulls
Favorite Chevy: Camaro
Favorite Food: Tacos and Pizza
Favorite Song: Never Cared
Favorite Movie: The Departed
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida

I'm 18 attending JJC, hoping to become a firefighter one day. I'm always looking to have fun. I'm a hard worker. Like to party when I can.

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Jose Medina
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since Sept 2018
Hobbies: Technology, traveling, and learning
Favorite Sports Team: Cubs and Bears
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Silverado
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Song: "I Wonder" Kanye West
Favorite Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ixtapa, Mexico

I grew up in Chicago, currently studying computer information sciences and hoping to graduate in May.  I played soccer and baseball for my high school as well as ran two half marathons.  I enjoy travelling and meeting new people all the time. 

Mission Statements: "You want something you ain't never had, then you gotta do something you ain't never did, no such thing as a life better than yours."

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Mariana Ortega
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
866-469-9000

Hometown: Joliet, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since October 2018
Hobbies: Reading, playing volleyball
Favorite Sports Team: L.A. Lakers, Chicago Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Traverse
Favorite Food: Mexican food
Favorite Song: Too many
Favorite Movie: Any Tyler Perry film
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico

Born in Joliet, Grew up in Calumet City, IL.  Relocated to Joliet when I was 18.  Moved to Indiana when I was 20 and lived there for 3 years.  Moved back to Joliet when I was 23.  I will be staying there permanently. Hopefully.

Mission Statements: "Be the change you want to see in the world"

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Fixed Operations

Scott Russell
FIXED OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT.321

Hometown: McCook, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2015
How Long in the Car Business: Since July 1989
Hobbies: Kids Sports; Baseball, Softball.
Favorite Sports Team: White Sox
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Corvette
Favorite Food: Hot Dogs
Favorite Movie: Patton
Favorite Vacation Spot: Caymond Island

I started as a porter in 1989, worked my way up with GM, Toyota, and Lexus as a Service Advisor, Service Manager, Parts Manager, Parts, and Service Director. In 2013 left Lexus formed my own company doing Parts and Service Consulting. I came to Phillips in 2014 and found a culture and commitment to being the best, joined the staff here in 2015. I am proud to be a father to two great kids, a husband to my perfect wife ( at least perfect for me) and the Fixed Operations Director for the Phillips Group.

Mission Statements: "You can accomplish anything you believe in but nothing you don't."

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Frankfort Service

Dan Kachinsky
SERVICE DIRECTOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 395

Hometown: Chicago Ridge, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since February 2005
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1980
Hobbies: Boating, snowmobiling, motorsports
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago sports fan
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Silverado
Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers
Favorite Song: Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Favorite Movie: Lethal Weapon series
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake of the Ozarks

I grew up in Chicago Ridge and attended Richards High School. I have been in the automotive industry since I was 10 years old. Spending time with my wife and two kids is a favorite past time. I started at Phillips in 2005 as a service advisor. I really enjoy my job and take pride in assisting all our guests, which helped me work my way up to service director. My goals are to make certain our guests' vehicles are fixed right and in a timely manner.

Personal Philosophy: "It can be done."

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Mike Riordan
SERVICE MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 311


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Christine Finch
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 339

Hometown: Peotone, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 1992
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1986
Hobbies: Painting, drawing, scrapbooking
Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers, Chicago White Sox
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Malibu
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Vacation Spot: Rhinelander, WI

I grew up in Hazelcrest, Illinois and moved to Wisconsin when I was in high school. That's when I started following the Packers. I moved back to Illinois in 1992 and started at Phillips in August of the same year. I have a 14-year-old son, Arik, who keeps me busy with baseball and basketball, and a "Morkie" (Maltese and Yorkie mix) named Fergie. I am recently married to my husband Mike.

Favorite Quote: "To thine own self be true."

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Nicole Leroy
Service Specialist
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 316


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James Baggarly
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 520


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Jake Wlodarski
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT 346


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Daniel Walsh
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT.502


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John Beckstrom
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 365

Hometown: New Lenox, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since June 2017
Hobbies: Video games and playing with my dog
Favorite Chevy:  Chevy Impala
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: "Wheel in the Sky" - Journey
Favorite Movie: The Avengers
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida

I was raised in New Lenox, IL and graduated from Lincoln Way Central. I am currently in school to get a degree in Accounting/Finance. I love playing video games with my friends and playing with my dog, Argos

Personal Philosophy:Determination is the key to success.

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Sabrina
SERVICE APPOINTMENT COORDINATOR
(866) 469-9000 ext 332


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Caellin
SERVICE APPOINTMENT COORDINATOR
(866) 469-9000 ext 332


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Jessica
SERVICE APPOINTMENT COORDINATOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 332


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John Clark
PORTER SUPERVISOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 345


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Kelvin Jones
PORTER SUPERVISOR
(866) 469-9000


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Samantha De Los Monteros
WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 336

Hometown: Bensenville, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 2013
How Long in the Car Business: Since August 1999
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Spending Time with Family, Lifting and Working out, Racing, and Watching Racing.
Favorite Sports Team: I'm not really a sports fan.
Favorite Chevy: Camaro
Favorite Food: Sweets!
Favorite Song: I don't have a favorite song but I listen to EDM
Favorite Movie: Hunger Games and the Divergent Series
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida or Minnesota depending on the time of year.

I'm a married mom of two boys that keep me busy with sports and school. We are an active family that enjoys the outdoors together, hunting fishing and camping. I love my career but also need to make time for myself and I do that in the gym. I believe you should always challenge yourself and always work towards a new goal once you've hit the last one!

Mission Statements: "Don't predict your future, create it! Be you, for you, no one else!"

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Sarah Massell
WARRANTY COORDINATOR


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Frankfort Technicians

Steve Barman
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Adam Brady
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Brandon Cholke
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Joe Forbes
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Daniel Genta
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Dale Hesser
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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James Pasquinelli
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Eric Pozdal
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Brian Seaman
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Ryan Shaw
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Kevin Smuskiewicz
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Mike Vichio
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Brian Wnek
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Mike Toolan
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Zach Tuxbury
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Arley Coleman
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Vince Damore
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Frankfort Parts

Jeff Van Deursen
PARTS DIRECTOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 521

Hometown: South Holland, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since October 2013
How Long In The Car Business: Since February 1988
Hobbies: Hunting, camping, hiking
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Bears, and Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Impala SS
Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers, and lots of them
Favorite Song: Walk - Pantera
Favorite Vacation Spot: Indiana Dunes

I grew up in South Holland, Illinois and lived there until I got married.
I lived in Chicago Heights for five years then moved to Dyer, Indiana. I have two teenage kids and two crazy dogs.

Favorite Quote: "Be greedy when people are fearful, and be fearful when people are greedy." - Warren Buffett

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Dave Michaels
PARTS MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 337


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Mel Hawks
ASSISTANT PARTS MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 351


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Joe Puzon
PARTS SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 525


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Kris Fisher
PARTS SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT.359

Hometown: Crete, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 2015
How Long in the Car Business: Since November 2014
Hobbies: Yoga, puzzles and reading
Favorite Sports Teams: Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears and Blackhakws
Favorite Chevy: 2004 Chevy Silverado Dually
Favorite Food: Anything
Favorite Song: "Thunderstruck" - ACDC
Favorite Movie: Wizard of Oz
Favorite Vacation Spot: Michigan

I graduated from Homewood Flossmoor high school in 1988. I have twin boys, Bradley and Nicholas, and a cat named Callie.

Favorite Quote: "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary"

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Jim Bell
PARTS SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 335

Hometown: Channahon, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 1970
Hobbies: Travelling
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox and Bears
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Equinox
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Movie: On Golden Pond
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Carribean

I was born and raised in Frankfort, Illinois. I came to work at Phillips in 1970 when I was 16 years old and started out as a porter. I've been here ever since. I am married to my lovely wife and we have two daughters and four grandkids who we love to spend time with.

Favorite Quote: "Forget all the reasons it won't work and believe the one reason that it will."

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Edric Johnson
PARTS SPECIALIST
(866) 469-9000 EXT.334


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Warren McLean
PARTS SPECIALIST
(815) 469-2323


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Frankfort Office

Tina Gray
OFFICE MANAGER


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Michelle Bechstein
PAYROLL


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Amanda Rodriguez
PAYROLL


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Libby Clark
BILLING


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Sierra Bradford
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE


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Maggie Malinowski
OFFICE ASSISTANT


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Shelly Ferguson
PRE-BILLER


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Amy Riley
WEB/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 342

Hometown: Mokena, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 2012
Hobbies: Reading, crafts, pub trivia
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, White Sox
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Corvette Stingray
Favorite Food: Shawarma
Favorite Song: Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Favorite Movie: Silence of the Lambs
Favorite Vacation Spot: Somewhere new everytime

Born and raised in Mokena, I've lived here most of my life besides brief stints in Champaign, Chicago, and New Orleans. I got into web design and internet marketing through running my own Ebay business for 10 years. I've been married to my husband Mike for 7 years, and we have a dog, Sam.

Personal Philosophy: Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

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Nathan Faught
WEB ASSOCIATE
(866) 469-9000 EXT.374


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Becky Wiersma
STAFFING COORDINATOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 326

Hometown: Peotone, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since June 2018
Hobbies: Shopping, Walking my Dog, Film-making, Gardening, Camping, Bike-Riding, Trying New Things/Going to New places, Hanging out with Family & Friends
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Silverado
Favorite Food: Steak Tacos
Favorite Song: "Automatic" by Miranda Lambert
Favorite Movie: Anything Disney
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico

I was born and raised in Manteno, IL. I grew up with three older brothers, so my childhood was far from boring. I started in retail where I realized my love to meet new people. I got married to my high school sweetheart in 2016. We have our beautiful Australian Shepherd, Rory, that occupies majority of our free time.

Mission Statements: "The golden rule: Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated."

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