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Sales

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Gary Creese
Used Car Manager
  • (541)754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: Patriotism, underdogs winning
  • My Hobbies: Golf, cooking
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Israel
  • Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams
  • Favorite Sports Team: Dodgers
  • Favorite Musician: Eagles and Steve Miller
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Scott Goff
Sales Manager
  • (541) 754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: Work
  • My Hobbies: Playing Basketball and Softball
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Yachats
  • Favorite Movie: Tin Cup
  • Favorite Sports Team: Rams
  • Favorite Musician: James Taylor
Jake Zilverberg
Internet Team Lead
Jake is new to Toyota of Corvallis, however has been in the car business for over 10 years. H was born in Japan and raised in Chicago. He attended high school and college in Sacramento. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, music and painting.
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Zach Neuman
Lot and Inventory Manager
    I have been with Toyota of Corvallis since the start. Before that I was with J&P Toyota for seven years. I started as a lot attendant, moved to lot attendant manager, and now am lot and inventory manager. I grew up in Philomath, OR then moved to King’s Valley out passed Philomath. I moved to Corvallis at eighteen years old and have been here ever since. I am an avid bowler, and will even bowl in leagues from time to time here at Highland Bowl in Corvallis.
Allison Davids
Customer Care Specialist
I have been in the car business for about 3 months. Some of my past positions have been in mental health, trainer and casher. I grew up in Dallas, OR and moved to Montana for 3 years and then back to Oregon to live with my father. I love music! Listening, singing(badly), and dancing. When the weather is nice I like any kind of outdoor activies like hiking, swimming and fishing. Something about me that most people do not know is that I am a cancer survisor!!
Meghan Woodrum
Customer Care Specialist
I starting working at Toyota of Corvallis in March. I have never worked at a car dealership before, this is my first time! I grew up in Ft. Lewis, Wa on Ft Louis (Army Brat). I also lived on Ft Sam, in Houston, TX. I moved to Oregon in 2011 when my mom remarried. I love reading, working out and spending time with my family. Something about me that most people don't know is that I'm going to school for sports massage and I wan to work with pro athletes!
Cody Applegate-Williams
Sales Consultant
Cody has been with Toyota of Corvallis for 2 years now. He started off as an Express Maintenance Technician and then transitioned over to Sales Consultant after a year. He has been in the car business for over 7 years. Cody grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and came to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University. He is a passionate hockey fan and has been playing since he was 7 years old!
Sam Callanan
Sales Consultant
Israel Gutierrez
Sales Consultant
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Kris Jerome
Digital and Social Media Strategist
  • 541-754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: My Wife
  • My Hobbies: Writing
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Disneyworld
  • Favorite Movie: The Godfather
  • Favorite Sports Team: Seahawks
  • Favorite Musician: AWOLNATION
Rodney Witherspoon
Sales Consultant
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Larry Vehrs
Sales Consultant
  • (541) 754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: Flying an open-cockpit bi-plane
  • My Hobbies: Flying, water sports, snow skiing
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Hawaii
  • Favorite Movie: Always
  • Favorite Sports Team: The Beavers
  • Favorite Musician: Jimmy Buffet

Finance

Laura Read
Finance Manager
    I have been with Toyota of Corvallis approximately seven months. I have been in the car business for over twenty years. Four years of selling, just under a year of Sales Manager, and sixteen years in Finance. I grew up in a small farm town of Clatskanie (Northern Oregon). However, I spent sixteen years in Medford, OR and traveled all over the country in the military. I came to Corvallis to be closer to my family and grandchildren. I love sports, biking, hiking, and especially our store softball team! My favorite part of my job is helping customers get the most they can; from lower interest rates to protecting their investment, and healing people who are sick or injured through holistic medicine.
Chris Plummer
Finance Manager
Chris has been in the car business for 18 years. He grew up in the Antelope Velley in Sounthern California. His wife is a native Oregonian and they had always planned on moving to the Willamette Valley. In 2011 they did. Chris loves fishing, boating and camping. Something about Chris that not many peopl know is that he is LEFT handed!
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Kyran Pope
Finance Manager
  • (541)754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: someone overcoming adversity
  • My Hobbies: traveling, watching sports, cooking
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Any tropical island with a beautiful beach
  • Favorite Movie: Goodfellas
  • Favorite Sports Team: Beavs! (football, baseball, basketball)
  • Favorite Musician: too many to name!

Service

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Brian Carter
Service Director
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Shayne Nichols
Customer Care Specialist
    I will have been with Toyota for one year this August. This is my first experience in the car business and I began as a cashier. Currently, I am a Customer Service Representative for the Service department. I like to dance, more specifically ballroom dance. I was on the Oregon State Ballroom Dance Team for one year. I also like to paint. Really anything that is creative and fun!
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Bridgette Highley
Service Advisor
What Inspires Me: Watching my son, Zander, learn and grow every day. My Hobbies: Horseback riding, watching movies with my family and bowling. The place I'd Love to Visit: Disney World. My Favorite Movie: Stardust
Kraig Luther
Service Advisor
Kraig is new to Toyota of Corvallis, however has been in the car business for 35 years. He grew up in Albany and has been a Corvallis resident since 1984. He enjoys golfing with friends and RVing with his wife and 2 dogs.
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Rene Pardoel
Service Advisor
What inspires me: Positive people, family, and friends. My hobbies: Fishing, working on cars and motorcycles. The place I'd like to visit: Hawaii, Alaska, The Grand Canyon. Favorite movie: Roadhouse. Favorite sports team: Beavers. Favorite musician: Carrie Underwood.
Mark Stanley
Service Advisor
Mark has been with Toyota of Corvallis since December. He has been in the automotive business for over 10 years. Mark grew up in Eugene and loves the valley. In his spare time, Mark enjoys watching NASCAR, college football and spending time with his wife and 1 sons. Something about Mark that most people don't know is that he cares a lot about his customers and when they come in to see him it’s like seeing an old friend.
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Mike Bass
Lot Attendant
  • What Inspires Me: Mom
  • My Hobbies: Working on cars
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Canada and Florida
  • Favorite Movie: Space Jam
  • Favorite Musician: Rock
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Adam Behrens
Technician
  • What Inspires Me: Tattoo Art, and nature
  • My Hobbies: Paint, Drawing, brewing Beer, and camping
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Belgium
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Belgium
  • Favorite Sports Team: Subaru Rally Team USA
  • Favorite Musician: The Glitch Mob
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Jeff Broadwell
TXM Technician
  • What inspires me: I enjoy working on cars.
  • My hobbies: Anything to do with an engine.
  • Place I'd like to visit: Italy.
  • Favorite movie: The Saw series.
  • Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers.
  • Favorite musician: Eminem.
Cory Conklin
Greeter
I am working at Toyota of Corvallis as a Greeter. I have never worked in the car business before but I did come up to Corvallis from Springfield for this opportunity. I love to travel, hike, explore and photography. Something about me that most people do not know is that I'm adopted.
Eric Davis
Used Car Technician
Sonny Edwards
Lot Attendant
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Alex De paz
Toyota Master Technician
  • (541) 754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: My Family and making sure they are taken care of
  • My Hobbies: Camping & Boating
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: The Grand Canyon
  • Favorite Movie: Anything Scary
  • Favorite Sports Team: 49er's
  • Favorite Musician: Beastie Boys & MC Hammer
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Brandon Ellis
Technician
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Robert France
Master Diagnostic Technician
  • (541) 754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: Sun rise and sun set
  • My Hobbies: Working
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Fiji
  • Favorite Movie: Mel Brooks movies
  • Favorite Sports Team: OSU Women's Rugby
  • Favorite Musician: Junior Raimey
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Brett Fournier
TXM Technician
  • What Inspires Me: My friends and family
  • My Hobbies: Basketball
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Europe
  • Favorite Movie: Stepbrothers
  • Favorite Sports Team: Clippers
  • Favorite Musician: Billy Currington
Dustin Fuller
TXM Technician
Shelby Hanson
Technician
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Kellan Holmberg
Service Advisor
    I have been with Toyota for eight years. I started out as a porter, then moved to being a lube technician. Later I became the Toyota Express Maintenance Supervisor and I am currently a TXM Service Advisor. I have always had an interest in the car business. I always tinkered with cars as a teen. I later got side jobs helping restore hot rods in Albany. Then I worked for a local tire and wheel repair shop before starting at Toyota. I was born in Kelowna B.C. Canada. We moved when I was five to Alsea Hwy, later to Corvallis for K-12th grade where I stayed until I married my now wife and bought a house in Philomath, OR. I do photography as a hobby and side job. I also enjoy playing videogames and camping with my family.
Garrett Lawrence
Lot Attendant
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Jeff Paulin
TXM Technician
  • What inspires me: My family.
  • My hobbies: Fishing with my family.
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Nathan Ramsay
Advanced TXM Technician
  • What Inspires Me: George Washington
  • My Hobbies: Lifting, sports, and guitar
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Scotland
  • Favorite Movie: Man of Steel/ Indiana Jones
  • Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
  • Favorite Musician: John Mayer
Jason Rice
TXM Technician
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Nate Sim
Technician
  • (541) 754-1515
  • My Hobbies: Camping, dirt track racing, and sports
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Anywhere tropical
  • Favorite Movie: Comedies
  • Favorite Sports Team: The Beavers
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Tim Wright
Lot Attendant
  • What Inspires Me: Being positive and knowing everyday will be a great day.
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Barcelona
  • Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
  • Favorite Musician: Johnny Cash, Rise Against
  • My Hobbies: Skate Boarding, Hunting, Playing pool

Parts

Russell Clark
Parts Associate
I started working for Toyota of Corvallis in May 2017. I have been in the car business for over 2 years. I grew up in John Day over in Eastern Oregon. I came to Corvallis to go to school at Oregon State. Go Beavs! In my sparetime I love anything to do with cars. Something about me that not many people know is that I have a degree in Psychology!
Cody Graves
Lube Technician
I started working as a Lube Technician for Toyota Subaru of Corvallis in May of 2017. However, I have over 10 years of experience. I grew up in Philomath and Tennessee because I have family in both places. I like to hunt and fish and play city league football. Something abaout me that most people do not know is that I played college football!
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Craig Ramsay
Parts Counter Personnel
  • What Inspires Me: William Wallace
  • My Hobbies: Wearing kilts, dueling with claymores, playing bagpipes.
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Scotland
  • Favorite Movie: Braveheart
  • Favorite Sports Team: Scottish Men's Curling
  • Favorite Musician: St. Lawrence O'toole pipe band
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Brian McMullen
Parts Manager
  • (541)754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: Family
  • My Hobbies: Working on my farm and tinkering
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Alaska
  • Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Favorite Sports Team: Any that my kids play on
  • Favorite Musician: Led Zeppelin
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Forrest Markley
Parts Associate
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Jeremy Signs
Parts Counter Personnel
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Doug McKirdie
Parts Counter Personnel
  • What Inspires Me: Establishing & Nurturing long term relationships
  • My Hobbies: Home remodeling, golfing, & hiking
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: New England
  • Favorite Movie: Finding Forrester
  • Favorite Sports Team: Lady Beavers
  • Favorite Musician: Allow Civil

Administration

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Steve Jackson
Owner
  • (541) 754-1515
  • What Inspires Me: My Family
  • My Hobbies: Cycling
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Africa
  • Favorite Movie: Brian's Song / National Security
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears
  • Favorite Musician: Ray Charles
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Chip Edwards
General Manager
  • What Inspires Me: My Children.
  • My Hobbies: Playing guitar, martial arts, and my kids athletics
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Smithsonian
  • Favorite Movie: Rocky III, Battle Los Angeles, Captian America the 1st Avenger.
  • Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots
  • Favorite Musician: Rolling Stones
Tina Campbell
Controller
I joined Toyota Subaru of Corvallis in January 2016. After 10 year of practicing public accounting at a CPA firm, I decided to move to corporate accounting in 2011. This foundation in public accounting and familiarity with many different buisness platforms allowed me to quickly learn the auto industry. I am originally from southern Oregon (Grants Pass & Klamath Falls) but have always enjoyed the valley area. I enjoy camping and family get-togethers and I am known to have a green thumb. Something about me that most people do not know is that I am not the biggest fan of housework,, but I love to do laundry - many people find that odd.
Richard Kymala
Internet Director
Patrick Hill
Accounting Specialist
I work at Toyota of Corvallis as the Accounting Specialist. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois I came to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University... Go Beavs! I like to play chess and poker, and I'm interested in investing and sports. Something about me that most people do not know is that I was voted Mr. Aloha by my class in high school.
Susan Ellingson
Human Resources
I have been with Toyota of Corvallis since August 2016 but have been in the Human Resource field for over 20 years. I grew up on the coast in North Bend/Coos Bay area and moved to Albany my freshman year of high school and have been here ever since. Some miscellaneous facts about me that others might find interesting are that I never eat anything blue, I collect shoes-currently at 200, but at one time owned over 300, and I had a book published in 2010 entitled, "You wouldn't believe me if I told you"
Savannah Jackson
Cashier - Reception
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Jackie Mahaffey
Warranty Clerk
  • What Inspires Me: My Daughter
  • My Hobbies: Reading, playing games, working in yard
  • Place I'd Love to Visit: Niagra Falls, Crazy Horse
  • Favorite Movie: Stir of Echoes
  • Favorite Sports Team: 49'rs
  • Favorite Musician: Def Leppard
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Cheryl Millikin
Dealer Trade Clerk
I have been working for Toyota of Corvallis since the beginning of August. I have over a year of experience in working in the car business. I grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon. I moved to California for 34 years and moved back to Oregon in 2015. I moved to Willamette Valley because of my family that lives here. I love to walk and enjoy the outdoors with all the beauty that Oregon has to offer with the lakes, rivers, and parks.