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Management

Joe Papalexis
General Manager
419-842-7896

Joe has worked at Yark Automotive Group since 2003. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and going to sporting events. Joe's favorite place to be is home with his family. 

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Sales

Ryan Ritzler
General Sales Manager
419-318-1709

Ryan has worked at Yark Automotive since 2012. He is married and has two sons. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and playing with his kids. Ryan says that he cannot live without food and water, of course, but he also cannot live without his family. His favorite place to be is anywhere with a beach. The weirdest job he has ever had was doing landscaping for a graveyard. Ryan's favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler.

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Scott Thompson
Sales Manager
419-595-4551

Scott has been with Yark Automotive since November 2003. He is married and has a step daughter and twins; son and daughter. Outside of work, Scott plays a lot of golf. One thing he cannot live without is vacationing and having time away to relax. His favorite places to be are St. Pete Beach and Hawaii. The weirdest job he has ever had was working at Chuck E. Cheese when he was 17. Scott's favorite car is a Tesla.

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Richie Skidmore
Sales Manager
419-842-7451


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Justin Rohrs
Sales Manager
419-792-3224

Justin has worked at Yark since 2018. He was born and raised in Rossford, OH. In his role at Yark, he enjoys being able to get work done in a positive and relaxed environment.

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Anthony Clark
New Sales Advisor
419-595-4648

From Toledo, OH, Anthony has been with Yark Automotive since 2013. His first job was working as a golf caddy at the Sylvania Country Club. In his free time, Anthony spends as much time as he can with his daughter. He also enjoys football, bowling, shooting pool and cheering on the Buckeyes, and Dallas Cowboys. 

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Brett Forster
New Sales Advisor
419-573-0839

Brett has worked at Yark Automotive since 2013. He is the youngest in his family and has 3 siblings. His dad also works at Yark! Brett says his family loves animals and they have a couple dogs and a cat. They are also huge Ohio State fans and enjoy going to football games. Outside of work, Brett enjoys hanging out with his friends, boating, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new places. He says he cannot live without the relationships he has with his family and friends. His favorite place to be is on a beach somewhere, relaxing and not doing anything. Brett says that he hasn't really had any weird jobs. He says he has only ever worked at Yark and has had many positions, some more desirable than others like painting buildings, but is appreciative of his experiences. Brett's favorite car is a 2016 McLaren P1.

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Gabe Heil
New Sales Advisor
419-452-4848

From Deerfield, MI, Gabe has been at Yark Automotive since 2019. His favorite part of his job is meeting people from all walks of life. He has previously worked in finance and sales at dealerships. In his free time, Gabe enjoys construction and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines. His favorite car is the 96 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo.

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Brittany Joseph
New Sales Advisor
419-595-4686


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Gaige Knauss
New Sales Advisor
419-792-2001

Gaige has worked at Yark since 2014. He has a pit bull named Frankie, a Pit/Dachshund mix named Ellie, and a cat named Ghost. Gaige's favorite thing to do outside of work is working on/building cars and doing projects around the house. He cannot live without his friends, family, or cars/trucks. His favorite place to be is the Traverse City Bay area and the western coast of Michigan. The weirdest job he has ever had was when he worked at UPS. He said it makes you realize the kind of stuff that actually happens to those beloved Amazon packages. His favorite car is a 68 Dodge Challenger but he has a soft spot for the Nissan 240SX.

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Jared Largent
Sales Advisor
419-664-4949

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Jared began working at Yark Automotive in 2020. He formerly spent 11 years in law enforcement and due to being the sole provider for his wife and 2 daughters, he made the decision to switch fields. His family enjoys spending time at Houghton Lake in Michigan. Growing up, his grandfather's nice cars piqued his interest in vehicles. Now, whenever he purchases a car, he asks himself if his grandfather would approve. That connection drives his passion to learn more everyday about cars to provide the best experience for his customers.

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Dave Lauder
New Sales Advisor
419-834-2128

Dave has worked at Yark Automotive since 1999. He and his wife, Julia, have two kids, Jacob and Lexi. His favorite things to do outside of work are reading, scouts, watching movies, spending time with his family, and going to church. One thing that he can't live without is his family, of course. If Dave could be anywhere, he would be somewhere warm or on a high-adventure trip. The weirdest job he has ever had was working at a cemetery. His favorite car is a 1965 Chevy Corvette convertible.

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DeVonte Malcom
Sales Professional
419-910-2553


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Corey Morris
New Sales Advisor
419-595-4663

Corey has worked at Yark Automotive since 2011. He has 3 kids, 2 daughters and a son. Outside of work, Corey enjoys golfing, cooking, and spending quality time with his kids. The one thing he cannot live without are his kids. Corey's favorite place to be is Montreal. The weirdest job he has ever had was working as a Mortgage Banker in Easter Market. His favorite car is the first car he had, an '88 Cadillac which he named Clyde.

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Brandon Osborn
New Sales Advisor
419-298-5931

Brandon has worked at Yark since 2013. He is married and has 3 boys and 2 pit bulls. Outside of work, his favorite things to do are working out, swimming, and sleeping. Brandon says that he can't live without his phone because he likes being connected. If he could be anywhere, he would be somewhere warm, and his favorite place to travel to is Jamaica. The weirdest job he ever had was being a lifeguard. His favorite car is a Hellcat.

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Ernie Perez
New Sales Advisor
419-595-4534

Ernie has worked at Yark Automotive since 2015. He has 4 brothers, one of which also work at Yark, and 1 sister. Ernie is married and together they have one child. Ernie says he is very close with his family. Outside of work, Ernie enjoys going to sporting events and traveling. One thing he cannot live without is his family, which is the reason he says he has not moved out west. His favorite place to be is at his home in Mexico. The weirdest job he has ever had is doing outside sales, and he says that on the first day he was robbed and the company car was stolen in Detroit. Ernie's favorite car is his truck or a Mercedes G-Wagon. 

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Miguel Perez
New Sales Advisor
419-845-8182

Miguel has worked at Yark since 2016. He says that his family is everything to him, and he has 4 brothers and a sister. He is married and has two children. Outside of work, Miguel spends a lot of time hanging out with his family and doing yard work. One thing he cannot live without is sports, football in particular. He is a huge Raiders fan. Miguel's favorite place to be is at his vacation home in Mexico where he goes once a year. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at a carryout when he was 15. His favorite car is a Dodge Charger.

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Omar Rammuny
New Sales Advisor
419-721-6608


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Dave Sgro
New Sales Advisor
419-871-5503

Dave (also known as "The Guy in Camo") has been with Yark Automotive since 2011. He is married to his wife, Emily and has a son, Caleb, and two daughters, Ellianna and Atleigh. He also has two dogs, Harry Potter and Dobby, and a cat named Bella Swan (from Twilight). He didn't have a say in the pets' names. He spends a lot of time hunting, fishing, farming, watching movies, and raising ducks and quail. The one thing Dave cannot live without is TV. His favorite place to be is in the woods, of course. The weirdest job he has ever had is being an ostrich farmer. His favorite car is a green 1968 Chevelle 396 with a racing stripe.

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Ben Swonger
New Sales Advisor
419-315-9965

Ben has been with Yark Automotive since 2013. He really enjoys helping customers with their vehicle needs.

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Robyn Szczepanski
Sales Professional
419-513-8712

From Berkey, OH, Robyn has been with Yark Automotive since 2022. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Growing up, Robyn had two career choices in mind, she wanted to either be a doctor or a mechanic. Robyn chose her current job field because she wants to help people have an enjoyable and memorable experience while making one of the biggest purchases of their life. One of Robyn's favorite places to visit is Mackinac Island. Her hobbies and interests included watching football, baseball, cooking, and you might find her picking up an old dresser on the side of the road, if she can paint them. One day she hopes to live on a houseboat, the water gives her peace. Robyn's favorite car is a 1963 Corvette!

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Jim Wesolowski
New Sales Advisor
419-827-3202

From Temperance, MI, Jim has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. His first job was at Wing Stop as a prep cook and cashier. He chose the car business because he loves cars and fitting customers needs to their automotive taste. He is in the car business to help make what can be a daunting, time consuming process be efficient, fun and exciting. His love for cars projects on the showroom floor and he enjoys helping people get into the vehicle of their dreams. His hobbies and interests include sports, cars and hanging out with friends on the weekend. His favorite teams are Michigan football, Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. His friends would describe him as funny, large and car-guy. Growing up he wanted to be an architect. His favorite car is the 1987 Buick Grand National. His guilty pleasure is watching Vanderpump Rules.

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Angie Zeitler
New Sales Advisor
419-315-9858

From Toledo, Angie joined Yark Automotive in 2009. She has a diverse background in automotive, having started as a cashier, then later managed a packaging line at a supplier, and was a shop foreman at a truck service station. Most of her free time is spent with her three sons and daughter who are involved in various sports and activities. She is a fan of the Buckeyes and Browns. Her favorite car is the Dodge Durango.

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Used Sales

Jason Miller
Used Sales Manager
419-643-9788


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Tim Duncan
Used Sales Manager
419-595-4699

From Toledo, OH, Tim has been with Yark Automotive since 2007. He has 3 daughters and his favorite thing to do is spend time with them. They love to fish, swim, and go to the park. One thing he cannot live without is his kids. Tim's favorite car is his '68 Cadillac Deville Southside.

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John Young
Used Sales Manager
419-909-3075

John has worked at Yark since 2012. He is married and has 3 kids and 2 grandchildren. His favorite things to do outside of work are cooking and hanging out with his family. One thing he cannot live without is time with his family, and his favorite place to be is his backyard. The weirdest job that John has ever had is being the mouse at Chuck E. Cheese when he was 16. His favorite car is a '77 Volkswagen Beetle.

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Bob Lutz
Inventory Manager
419-842-7901

From Sylvania, OH, Bob has been with Yark Automotive since 2003. His favorite part of his job is that every day comes a new challenge and adventure. In his free time, Bob enjoys soccer, traveling, and cheering on Penn State. His favorite car is the Jeep Wrangler.

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Dave Angel
Used Sales Advisor
419-595-4772

Dave has been with Yark Automotive since 2012. He previously worked selling children's toys at such companies as Mattel and Fisher-Price. His last position was Vice President of Sales. He is married to his best friend, Jennifer and has three children, Ashley, Sydney, and his son, Daniel, who has passed.

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Jeremy Bonnough
Used Sales Advisor
419-548-5141

Jeremy has been with Yark Automotive since 1999. He enjoys white-water kayaking in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with West Virginia being his favorite spot. He also enjoys fly fishing and making his own flies. The most important thing to Jeremy is his family, consisting of his wife, Helen, and his 3 children, Elliott, Abigail, and Eric. Jeremy also has an identical twin brother. 

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Carlton Brown
Used Sales Advisor
419-495-5455


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Dan Dannenberger
Used Sales Advisor
419-643-9745

From Pemberville, OH, Dan has been with Yark Automotive since 2000. His favorite part of his job is the challenge of not knowing what to expect every day. His first job was working with the horses at Toledo Raceway Park. In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family, being around the water, and watching college sports. His favorite cars are 70s muscle cars.

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Dave Duncan
Used Sales Advisor
419-573-0096


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Greg Early
Used Sales Advisor
419-643-9777

Greg has been with Yark Automotive since 1998. He is married and has 4 kids, 2 girls and 2 boys, and 6 grandkids. His favorite things to do outside of work are going to church, giving back to the community, exercising, sports, and spending time with his family. One thing Greg cannot live without is his health. His favorite place to be is anywhere on vacation, but he loves Houston, Texas. The weirdest job he has ever had was working at the morgue in the old Riverside Hospital. He does not have one favorite car, but he loves all classic cars.

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Matt Ernest
Used Sales Advisor
419-643-9804

From Harrod, OH, Matt has been with Yark Automotive since 2003. His favorite part of his job is meeting and interacting with new people every day. His first job was working on his family's farm. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children, Kale and Adelle, and cheering on the Buckeyes. His favorite thing about cars is that even though they are just for A to B transportation, people work hard to get nice vehicles that they deserve. 

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Mel Knapich
Used Sales Advisor
419-595-4683

Mel has been with Yark Automotive since 1990. He is married to his wife, Sonya, and has 2 daughters, Crystal and Ashley, and 3 grandkids. Outside of work, Mel spends time building hot rods, specifically '67-'69 Camaros, drag racing, and helping people maintain their homes. He considers himself a handyman. One thing he cannot live without is his dog, Carley, and his toothbrush. Mel's favorite place to be is in St. Pete Beach, Florida or in his shop/garage. The weirdest job he has ever had was being a paper carrier for the Toledo Times when he was 11. He said he would be chased by dogs in the neighborhood. Mel's favorite car is a '69 Camaro.

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Grant Misson
Used Sales Advisor
419-595-4770

Born and raised in Toledo, OH, Grant has been with Yark Automotive since 2012. His greatest achievement is his family. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and three great kids. He loves cars and traveling!

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Steve Myers
Used Sales Advisor
419-595-4623

From Ottawa Lake, MI, Steve has been with Yark Automotive since 2014. He now lives in Toledo, OH with most of his family living close by. Steve has 3 sisters, a brother that passed away, and parents that have been married over 60 years. He has a wife, Hannah, whom he married in 2019. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and traveling to Vegas or any golf destination, for that matter. One thing he could not live without is steak and seafood. Steve's favorite place to be is on the first tee of any golf course, but his favorite is Arcadia Bluffs. The weirdest job he has ever had is working for Midwest Products. Steve's favorite car is a BMW 5 series.

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Kevin Phenix
Used Sales Advisor
419-643-9800


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Tyler Rayford
Used Sales Advisor
419-643-9793

Tyler has been with Yark Automotive since 2013. He has 2 sisters, 4 nieces, and 2 nephews that he enjoys spending time with, and his dad lives in Florida. Outside of work, his favorite things to do are boating, fishing, and anything outdoors. One thing Tyler cannot live without is boating on Lake Erie, and his favorite place to be is on the beach. The weirdest job he ever had was cleaning grain elevators. Tyler's favorite car is a Dodge Challenger.

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Rob Rohrs
Used Sales Advisor
419-595-4759

Rob has been with Yark Automotive since 2012. He and his wife, Josie, have 2 daughters and a son, who also works at Yark. His favorite things to do outside of work are playing baseball, softball and watching sports. One thing Rob cannot live without is his family. His favorite place to be is the Outer Banks. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at a landfill. Rob's favorite car is a 1993 Ford Lightning.

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KC Snyder
Used Sales Advisor
419-909-3110

KC has been with Yark Automotive since 2007. He is married to his wife, Nicole and has 2 sons and 2 golden retrievers. His favorite things to do outside of work are fishing and playing softball. He says that he can't live without food, especially tacos. KC's favorite place to be is at home, just relaxing. The weirdest job KC has ever had was working underneath a house.

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Shane Snyder
Used Sales Advisor
419-595-4765


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KC Stengle
Used Sales Advisor
419-504-4715


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Brandon Wiley
Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7934

From Monroe, MI, Brandon has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. Brandon has a daughter and a dog. His first job was working as a lifeguard and chose his current field so that he could move forward in his career and learn the different dynamics of the dealership. Growing up, Brandon wanted to be a physical therapist or psychologist. His favorite car is the Dodge Charger, M8 and the performance aspect is his favorite part of the vehicle.

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Nicole Bopery
Used Sales Support
419-670-6112

From Perrysburg, Nicole has been at Yark since 2019. She enjoys getting to know her co-workers, and meeting new people. She couldn't live without her family, and enjoys going to the gym, and beach vacations. Her favorite car is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

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Service

Mike Hehl
Service Manager
419-842-7845

From Whitehouse, OH, Mike has been with Yark Automotive since 2004. His favorite part of his job is working with customers and building relationships with them. His first job was working on semi-trailer tarps. In his free time, Mike enjoys riding his Harley, and spending time with his wife. His favorite thing about cars is all the different ways they can be customized. His favorite car is the 1964 Lincoln Continental.

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Joe Cerveny
Express Lane Manager
419-842-7651

Raised in Toledo, Joe has been with Yark Automotive since 2016. In his role at Yark, he enjoys interacting with customers and providing them with excellent service. Joe loves to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes. His favorite car is the 1967 Shelby GT500.

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Tyrone McCluney
Production Manager
419-842-7902


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Sabrina Kaseman
Service Advsior
419-842-7920

From Fremont, OH, Sabrina has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. She has 3 children; Devin, Paige and Trey and has a dog named Moe. Her hobbies and interests include writing, mostly poetry, but has started her first attempt at writing a book and enjoys riding her Harley. Her favorite vehicle is the Jeep Wrangler, but loves any vehicle where the top comes off. A few words Sabrina's friends would use to describe her are crazy, funny and just all around a good time. 

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Chris Leonhardt
Service Advisor
419-842-7507

From Sylvania, OH, Chris has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. He has a son named, Caleb and a dog named, Khloe. His first job was working at Oaken Bucket as a bus boy. Growing up, Chris wanted to be a doctor. He chose his current field because he enjoys helping people. His hobbies and interests include, Fishing, Camping, and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines. Three words his friends would use to describe are outgoing, funny and nice. His favorite car is the Hellcat Charger and guilty pleasure is sleeping. One thing he has on his "bucket list" is winning the lottery.

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Kenny May
Express Lane Advisor
419-842-7462

From Baltimore, Maryland, Kenny has been with Yark Automotive since 2020. His first job was working as the grounds crew at a golf course. Growing up Kenny wanted to be a pro race car driver. He enjoys being around cars and learning how everything works in sync. He likes to go to car shows and talk about car related things with other people. His favorite car is the 2003 SVT Cobra Mustang. 

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John Niese
Express Lane Advisor
419-842-7844

From Lambertville, MI, John has been with Yark Automotive since 2020. He has 3 pets; 2 Guinea Pigs and 1 Rabbit. His first job was working at a liquor store stocking shelves. Johns hobbies and interests include playing video games, racing and watching football and basketball. His favorite car is the 1960 Dodge Charger. Growing up, John wanted to be a policeman. Three words his friends would use to describe him are funny, cool and outgoing.

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Caleb Salyer
Service Advisor


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David Sosbe
Service Advisor
419-842-7431


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Randy Wineinger
Service Advisor
419-842-7666

From Toledo, OH, Randy has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. His first job was working as a gas station attendant and has 40 years automotive experience. He has 1 adult child and 2 fur babies. Growing up, Randy wanted to be a race car driver. His hobbies and interests include cars, cars & more cars. He races and restores cars and currently has 5 "toys". Randy is unable to pick a favorite car or a favorite thing about a car because he wants one of everything. Three words his friends would use to describe him are loyal, outgoing and focused. His guilty pleasure is pizza. Some things on his "bucket list" are going to the 3 largest swap meets in the country; Carlisle, Pomona, and the Daytona Turkey Run.

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Ty Zieroff
Express Lane Advisor
419-842-7461

From Genoa, OH, Ty has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. He has a dog named Wallen and enjoys bowling and baseball. Growing up, Ty wanted to be a Marine. His favorite car is the Koenigsegg Agera R.

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Dennis Robinson
Loyalty Manager
419-842-7961

Dennis has been with Yark Automotive since 2014. He is the only boy in his family and has 3 sisters. Outside of work, Dennis enjoys watching football (he is a huge Panthers fan), hanging out with his family, and traveling. One thing he cannot live without is electronics. His favorite place to be is Charlotte, North Carolina. The weirdest job Dennis has ever had was working at Chuck E. Cheese for 4 years, but he loved it and enjoyed visiting different schools while working. His favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler.

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Sarah Hackett
Service Genius
419-842-7818


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Amanda Pohorecki
Service Genius
419-842-7410


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Parts

Don Espen
Parts Manager
419-842-7868

Raised in Bowling Green, OH, Don has been with Yark Automotive since 1992. Since his first job at a Sherwin Williams paint store, Don has worked his way up from a parts driver and advisor at another local dealer, to Parts Manager at Yark. He says it is the best move he ever made! He loves being part of a growing organization and interacting with the people who make it happen. When he isn't at work, Don enjoys traveling with his wife, and spending time with their three daughters and their families. Especially his new granddaughter! He also enjoys cheering on Detroit sports. When it comes to cars, Don enjoys seeing technology evolve over the years. He would love to own a 1963 Corvette Stingray Coupe, Split rear window with Fuel Injection, with the 327 CI and 360HP.

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Rusty Carr
Parts Counter Advisor
419-842-7560


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Traci McMillen
Parts Counter Advisor
419-842-7865


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Doug Ritz
Parts Counter Advisor
419-842-7827

Born and raised in Toledo, Doug has been at Yark Automotive since 2014. He has been working in the automotive service/parts industry since 2009, having previously worked in the trucking industry for 23 years. Doug's favorite aspect of his position is working with customers to solve their problems. When he isn't at work, Doug enjoys spending time with his family: his wife Kendra (32 years married),son Nick (31 yrs. old) & grandson Brody (4 yrs. old), son Zac (29 yrs. old) & his wife Brittany & two granddaughters Sawyer (4 1/2 yrs. old) & Rowan (11 months old). He also enjoys cheering on his favorite football teams, The Buckeyes and the Steelers. When it comes to cars, Doug's favorite is the 1987 Buick Regal Grand National GNX.

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Nick Weiss
Parts Counter Advisor
419-842-7879

Raised in Maumee, OH, Nick has been at Yark Automotive since 2015. In his role at Yark, he loves that there is something new every day. Prior to Yark, Nick worked as a Parts Advisor for 15 years. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor powersports, woodworking, and Wolverine football. When it comes to cars, Nick loves classic trucks, and the Chevy Apache.

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Sales & Service Support

Tim Eltschlager
Internet Manager
419-842-7720

Raised in Sylvania, Tim has been at Yark Automotive since 1993. In his role at Yark, he enjoys helping customers solve their automotive needs and services. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling in the west, and fitness. When it comes to cars, Tim's favorite is the 1978 Bandit Trans Am.

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Shiretta Grier
Kelley Blue Book Purchasing Agent
419-842-7412


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Leslie Oberhaus
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7652

From Kansas, OH, Leslie has been at Yark Automotive since 2016. Her favorite part of her position is working and building relationships with her co-workers. Her first job was serving at the Pie House in Bettsville, OH. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, art, and music. 

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Emilie Awbrey
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7415


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Rachel Bennett
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7464

From Commerce Twp, Rachel has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. Rachel's first job was working as a waitress. She has a dog named Diesel. Her hobbies and interests include reading and listening to music. 

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Deb Claytor
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7970

From Toledo, OH, Deb has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. Her hobbies and interests include rooting on the Ohio State Buckeyes, Green Bay Packers, Toledo Walleye and Toledo Mud Hens. 3 words Deb's friends would use to describe her are energetic, caring and inspiring.

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Heather Heath
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7424

From Toledo, OH, Heather has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. She has one daughter named Charisma. Heather loves to read, especially Culinary Mystery eBooks. Her favorite thing to do is just getting in a car and cruising. Her guilty pleasure is drinking Dr. Pepper. 

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Patty LaPlant
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7539


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Haily Laurie
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7423

From Toledo, OH, Haily has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. She has 2 cats and a weakness for sweets. Growing up, Haily wanted to be a veterinarian. Her first job was working at Panera Bread. She chose her current field because she loves working with people. When not at work, Haily enjoys any outdoor activity. Her favorite car is the Audi R8. Three words Haily's friends would use to describe her are funny, creative and caring. 

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Amie Newman
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7992

From Tecumseh, MI, Amie has been with Yark Automotive since 2019. Growing up, Amie wanted to be a teacher and her first job was working at Wal-Mart. Amie enjoys spending time with her family, and in her spare time, crafting. She loves watching baseball and college football, rooting on the Detroit Tigers and Michigan Wolverines. Her guilty pleasure is the movie Monsters INC.

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Aaron Stevenson
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7606

From Northwood, OH, Aaron has been with Yark Automotive since 2021. His first job was working at Chick-Fil-A and chose his current position to have a better work life balance, and now is in a field he knows he can handle. Growing up, Aaron wanted to be a lawyer. He has a black cat named Spooky. His favorite car is the Corvette, he likes either a fast car, or a fuel efficient car. Three words Aaron's friends would use to describe him are intelligent, funny, and talkative. He enjoys playing video games, board games/card games, and rooting on the Steelers, and cooking. His guilty pleasure is making chocolate chip pancakes for any meal of the day. One thing Aaron can check off his bucket list is an 18 mile overnight canoe trip; best outdoors experience he's ever had. 

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Elizabeth Studer
Sales & Service Support Advisor
419-842-7747


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