Crown Automotive
Toyota: 785-843-7700
Volkswagen: (785) 914-4295

Meet Our Staff

Dealership Contacts

Connie Beebe
Customer and Community Relations Manager
Phone : (785) 843-7700 Can you remember when Drag Strip Road was just a gravel road ?out in the country?, and then it was paved and turned into Wakarusa? (1988) Or how about when 23rd street west of Iowa went from a two lane street to a four lane? (1978) Or better still, when that Same street was gravel and got paved for the first time? (1970) My name is Connie Beebe and yes, I am a proud Lawrence-Lifer. (Go Lions!) I am married to Gary Beebe and we have 5 adult children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Kyle Shackelford
Digital Marketing Specialist
I am from Lecompton Kansas, I worked in Detail here at Crown for 10 months then was promoted in March. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.


Kristen Efurd
Finance Assistant
I Graduated from KU with a degree in clasical Antiquity. I like Harry Potter, dogs, and archery
Chase Johnson
Business Manager
785-312-3803 I am from Overland Park, KS. Additionally I am very happy to be apart of such a professional team at Crown Volkswagen
Chris Riekens
Business Manager

Office Staff

Brenda Roberts
Human Resources/Accounts Payable
Brenda is from Baldwin, Kansas but currently lives in Ottawa. Brenda has been working at Crown for 21 years.
Paul Blake
Paul is originally from Kansas City but now lives in Lawrence. Paul has been working at Crown for 20 years.
Susan Williams
Accounts Receivable
Susan is from Pratt, Kansas. She now lives in Lawrence and has been working at Crown for 12 years.
Misty Eaton
Title and Billing Clerk
Misty is from Fort Worth, Texas. She now lives in Lawrence. Misty has been working at Crown for 8 years.
Chantal Moyer
Title and Billing Clerk
Chantal is a Lawrence native and has been working at Crown for the past 10 years.
Hilea Sparks
Toyota receptionist
Hilea has been at Crown Automotive for 4 1/2 years now, she has 2 sons, 1 grandchild, and 1 grand-dog. She enjoys what she does and the people that she works with.


Randy Habiger
Crown Automotive General Manager
Zac Swearingen
Pre-Owed Sales Manager
My name is Zac Swearingen,I am the Pre-owned sales manager here at Crown. I am originally from St. Joseph MO. I have three daughters and have been with crown for 15+ years. hobbies include ice skating and watching golf. And i look forward to helping you find the right car here at Crown Automotive!
Jacob Sacks
Volkswagen General Manager / E-Commere Director
Jake Sacks is entering his 11th year at Crown Automotive. He is a proud father of three - Stella, Maverick, and Mack - and wife Brittany. When he's not at the dealership he enjoys watching sports and spending time with the family. Customer experience and satisfaction is his top priority.
Brent Cutler
Floating Manager
Brent is a Topeka native who currently lives in Lawrence. Brent is also a huge Royals fan!
Tristan Bland
Sales Consultant
Hi, My name is Tristan Bland. I just moved to Lawrence from Eudora and am now in my 11th year at Crown. I've been playing the drums for 30 years, I love to cook and I have 2 dogs. I have also won Crown Salesman of the year 5 times!
Justin Hulshof
Sales Consultant
I grew up in Kansas city and graduated from KU in 1998. I am happily married with two great kids and I enjoy biking, hiking and snowboarding. I have worked at Crown for over 9 years.
David Wilson
Sales Consultant
David Wilson is from Lebo, Ks. He graduated from Bethel college in 1997 with a B.A. degree. David is a sales consultant and enjoys working with people. He describes crown as a people-oriented dealership who cares about it's employees and puts our customers first. His favorite meal is a steak with a side salad and enjoys windsurfing in his pass-time. David has two kids and is a former divorce mediator. If David could spend the day with any famous person he would choose Ayn Rand, and his go-to karaoke artist is Chris Stapleton
Kelly Glaze
Sales Consultant
Joe Higdon
Sales Consultant
I grew up in Texas but moved to Kansas about 20 years ago. I have working in the automotive industry for most of my life. I have worked at Crown for the past 2 years and love it. The staff as well as our customers make it enjoyable to come in every day!
Tim Ballew
Sales Consultant
Tim is originally from Baton Rouge, La. He is a dedicated sales consultant who has been at Crown for over 20 years. Tim's favorite hobby is working in the yard and favorite meal is a bone-in ribeye steak. If Tim had the opportunity to spend a day with any famous person (living or dead) he would choose Albert Einstein.
Kegan Radcliff
Sales Consultant
I'm from Hays, Kansas and I attend Fort Hays St. University. I currently live in Lawrence and I am very excited to be here
David Leudecke
Sales Consultant
Pete James
Sales Consultant
I grew up in Lawrence, KS. and just started with Crown This summer 2016. I am a big Jayhawk fan, mostly basketball of course.
Josh Abel
Sales Consultant
My name is Josh Abel. I am originally from Winchester, KS. I came to Lawrence in 2008 and applied to Crown while attending college. I have enjoyed working in a dealership environment so much that this September 2016 will be my 8th year at Crown.
Jamie Engnehl
Sales Consultant
Jamie is from Lawrence, KS she studied business at the University of Kansas. She is an Ecommerce sales associate here at Crown she enjoys the diversity of people she works with and sells cars to and would best describe Crown Automotive as a place that likes to create a relationship and make our customers a part of the Crown family! Jamie loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her kids. Jamie's favorite food is pasta and her go to karaoke song is Sweet home Alabama. If Jamie could spend a day with any famous person she would choose Peyton Manning.
Josh Sinnard
Sales Consultant
Josh is originally from Baldwin City, KS. He has an Associates Degree in automotive technology, and is currently a sales consultant here at Crown Automotive. Josh enjoys the great family atmosphere at Crown and would best describe the dealership as an excellent place to work! Josh enjoys fixing things and going to the movies in his free time. His favorite meal is spaghetti, and he would sing Neil Diamond on a karaoke night. If Josh could spend the day with any famous person (living or dead) he would choose Aristotle.
Bryan Hatcher
Sales Consultant
I graduated from Wichita State, I moved to the Kansas City area in 2009. I am excited to start at Crown Automotive & I look forward to helping you find the right car.
Tom Overton
Sales Consultant
Tom is originally from Wichita, KS. After high school Tom joined the United States Navy. He was retired and had been in the car business for 30 years before Crown. Tom is currently a sales consultant and enjoys the product/people and describes crown as a friendly/transparent car dealership. His favorite meal is a nice steak with a side of potatoes and a salad. Tom enjoys landscaping/gardening in his pass-time and his go-to karaoke song is issues by Julia Michaels. If Tom could spend a day with any famous person (living or dead) he would choose John Kennedy.
Stephen Gradski
Sales Consultant
Stephen is originally from Tulsa, OK and has recently relocated to Lawrence. He has a Bachelors of Science in business administration and a minor in marketing from Oklahoma State University. Stephen is currently a sales consultant at Crown and enjoys the friendly, laid back environment of his job. Stephen described Crown as "inviting - plus free massages & popcorn on Fridays!" He loves to play basketball in his free time and if given the chance to spend a day with any famous person he would choose Lebron James. Stephen's favorite food is a deep dish pizza from Savastano's and his go-to karaoke song is "This is how we do it" by Montell Jordan.
Chris Schmidt
Sales Consultant
Kermit Cottrell
Sales Consultant

Toyota Service

Ginger Browning
Toyota Service & Parts Director
Anthony Rosen
Service Consultant
Ryan Wingert
Toyota Assistant Service Manager
Leo McClelland
Service Consultant
Derby Miller
Service Consultant
Tony Hunt
Toyota Assistant Service Manager
Whitney Stuber
Business Development Representative
Tim Murphy
Toyota Assistant Parts Manager
Souks Sengchan
Toyota Assistant Parts Manager
Jesse Calderwood
Parts Consultant
Dakota Wright
Service Porter
Nathan Stover
Express Foreman
Victor Ramirez
Express Technician
Austin Butell
Express Technician
Will Root
Express Technician
Casey Thompson
Express Technician
Ryan Truong
Express Technician
Francisco Vazquez
Express Technician

Volkswagen Parts

Jerod Lamb
Volkswagen Parts Manager
Hi my name Is Jerod. I have worked at Crown for over 6 years. I started out in the VW service department where I worked for the first 4 years. Then I transferred to the VW parts department to learn a different part of the business.
Jesse Crenshaw
Parts Consultant
I'm originally from Tennessee, I moved to Kansas and went to school at Johnson County Community College

Volkswagen Service

Ed Keane
Volkswagen Service Manager
My name is Ed Keane and I was born in Leavenworth. I moved to Laurel, Maryland at the age of 7. At the age of 12 I moved to Okinawa Japan. From there I moved to Seoul South Korea for my senior year of high school. I attended both KCKCC and KU. I've worked at Crown for 8 years now. My hobbies includes spending time with my family and going to the lake!

Body Shop

Dave Williamson
Collision Center Manager
Josh McMinn
Assistant Manager