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Volkswagen Service & Parts

Volkswagen Service Manager Ed  Keane
Ed Keane
Volkswagen Service Manager
Ed Keane, the Volkswagen Service Manager, is originally from Leavenworth, KS -- as well as Laurel, MD, Okinawa Japan, Seoul South Korea, and finally Lawrence, KS. He graduated high school in Seoul South Korea and went on to study at KCKCC and the University of Kansas. His favorite part about Crown Automotive is the interaction with different customers and knowing that every day will be different than the last. He feels that Crown has a "small town feel" even though it is one of the biggest/busiest dealers in Lawrence, KS. In his spare time, Ed enjoys arts and crafts, as well as cooking. His go-to karaoke song is "1000 Years" by Christina Perri. If he could only have one meal for the rest of his life, we would pick rib-eye steak.
Volkswagen Parts Manager Jerod  Lamb
Jerod Lamb
Volkswagen Parts Manager
Jerod Lamb, originally from Lucas, KS, is the Parts Manager at Crown Volkswagen. He received a degree in Massage Therapy before joining the Crown family. His favorite part about Crown is his co-workers, as well as the fact that it's the BEST place in Kansas to buy a vehicle! Most of his down-time is spent on the lake bass fishing (both for pleasure and competition). If Jerod could spend one day with anyone in the word, he would pick Arnold Schwarzenegger. His go-to karaoke song is "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi.
Volkswagen Parts Specialist Daniel Woods
Daniel Woods
Volkswagen Parts Specialist
Daniel Woods, from Wichita, KS, is the Parts Specialist here at Crown Volkswagen. He enjoys watching and playing football and baseball, playing video games, and watching Netflix. Daniel also calls himself a "huge history nerd." If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd eat steak, baked potatoes, and green beans. His go-to karaoke song is "Don't Stop." If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with George Washington.
Volkswagen Service Advisor Josh Purvis
Josh Purvis
Volkswagen Service Advisor
Josh Purvis, from Charlottesville, Virginia, is a Service Advisor here at Crown VW. He has been working with cars since he was 11. Josh's hobbies include cars, trucks, music, and theater. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he'd eat enchiladas. At karaoke night, you'd hear Josh singing "Carry On Wayward Son". If he could spend the day with anyone, Josh would spend it with Felix Wankel.
BDC Representative Ashlyn Sloan
Ashlyn Sloan
BDC Representative
Ashlyn Sloan is from Topeka, KS and is a Front Desk Receptionist. Ashlyn would say she lives life to the beat of her own drum. Some of her hobbies include reading, camping, crocheting, and spending time with her family. If she could only eat one meal the rest of her life, she'd eat pasta. At karaoke night, Ashlyn would sing a Disney song. If she could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with her mother.
BDC Representative Mackenze Miskec
Mackenze Miskec
BDC Representative
Mackenze Miskec, from Overbrook, is a BDC Representative here at Crown. She enjoys spending time with her daughter. If she could only eat one meal for the rest of her life, she'd eat spaghetti and salad. Mackenze's go-to karaoke song is "My Best Friend." If she could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with her grandpa and grandma.
Master Technician Brett Shackelford
Brett Shackelford
Master Technician
Brett Shackelford, the Master Technician at Crown Volkswagen, was born in Lawrence, KS and graduated from Lawrence High. He has been working at Crown for 25 years.
Service Technician Jason Patterson
Jason Patterson
Service Technician
Jason Patterson is a Service Technician here at Crown. Jason enjoys spending his time hunting and fishing. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he would eat fried chicken. Jason, unfortunately, wouldn't sing at karaoke night. If he could spend one day with anyone, he would spend it with his grandmother.
Service Technician Robert Richardson
Robert Richardson
Service Technician
Robert Richardson, from Osawatomie, KS, is a Service Technician here at Crown. He loves baseball, enjoys taking his dog to the dog park and spending time with his family. If he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, he would eat his mom's chicken nachos. His go-to karaoke song is "Aw Naw" by Chris Young. If Robert could spend the day with anyone, he would to spend it with "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.
Lead Xpress Technician Jabin Absher
Jabin Absher
Lead Xpress Technician
Jabin Absher, from Lawrence, is the Lead Xpress Technician here at Crown Volkswagen. In his free time he enjoys playing with his dog, playing video games, and shooting guns. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life he'd choose a Las Vegas style buffet, that way he could eat whatever he wanted. Jabin's go-to karaoke song is Tequila by The Champs. If he could spend one day with anyone he'd spend it with Pablo Escobar.
Xpress Technician Evan Pahcoddy
Evan Pahcoddy
Xpress Technician
Evan Pahcoddy, from Baldwin City, is an Xpress Technician here at Crown Volkswagen. He is an Eagle Scout and enjoys playing baseball. If Evan could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he would choose chicken alfredo. His go-to karaoke song is Bohemian Rhapsody. If he could spend the day with anyone, he would spend it with his grandfather.
Xpress Technician Spencer Archer
Spencer Archer
Xpress Technician
Spencer Archer is an Xpress Technician at Crown Volkswagen. He enjoys the crew he works with and would describe Crown as an experience waiting to happen. Spencer enjoys being around/working on cars and his favorite hobbies are fixing things and playing games. If he could spend the day with one famous person, he would choose Jason Statham. He probably wouldn't sing anything at karaoke. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he'd choose some kind of meat.

Sales

Crown Toyota General Manager Randy Habiger
Randy Habiger
Crown Toyota General Manager
Randy Habiger is the General Manager at Crown Toyota. He is from Ellinwood, KS and is a graduate of Barton CC and N.A.D.A Dealer Academy. His favorite thing about working at Crown is the camaraderie and exciting atmosphere. He would describe Crown as a rewarding and enjoyable team environment. Randy and his wife Tara have been married 20 years and they have 4 kids. If he could spend the day with any famous person (living or dead), he would choose Warren Buffet. His karaoke song of choice is "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. If Randy had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he'd choose the Fat Tuesday Quesadilla from Henry T's.
Volkswagen General Manager Jacob  Sacks
Jacob Sacks
Volkswagen General Manager
Jake Sacks is entering his 14th year at Crown Automotive. He is a proud father of four - Stella, Maverick, Mack, and Maddox- and wife Brittany. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Sports Management and has a Masters of Business Administration from Baker University. 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.
Sales Manager Brent Cutler
Brent Cutler
Sales Manager
Brent is a Topeka native who currently lives in Lawrence. Brent is also a huge Royals fan!
Sales Manager Jamie Engnehl
Jamie Engnehl
Sales Manager
Jamie is from Lawrence, KS. She studied Business at the University of Kansas. She is the Sales Manager at Crown Volkswagen. 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 relationships 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" by Lynyrd Skynrd. If Jamie could spend a day with any famous person, she would choose Peyton Manning.
Pre-Owned Sales Manager Zac  Swearingen
Zac Swearingen
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
Zac Swearingen is the Pre-Owned Sales Manager at Crown. He is originally from St. Joseph, MO. He has three daughters and has been with Crown for 20 years. Zac's hobbies include ice skating and watching golf. He looks forward to helping you find the right car here at Crown!
Training Manager Tom Overton
Tom Overton
Training Manager
Tom is a Training Manager originally from Wichita, KS. He received his education from the Navy after graduating high school. Toms favorite part about Crown is the people: both co-workers and customers, as well as its friendly atmosphere. In his down time he enjoys landscaping and gardening. If he could, Tom would spend one day with John Kennedy. His favorite food it potato salad, and his go-to karaoke song would be "Issues" by Julia Michaels.
Sales Consultant Amy Beasley
Amy Beasley
Sales Consultant
Amy Beasley, from Olathe, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. She enjoys the car industry and likes to spend her time building and racing cars. If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she'd choose crab legs. At karaoke night, Amy would sing a Post Malone song. If she could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with her Grandfather.
Sales Consultant Charlie Ross
Charlie Ross
Sales Consultant
Charlie Ross is a Sales Consultant at Crown. He is from Kansas City. Charlie enjoys golf and poker. If he could only eat one meal the rest of his life, he would eat steak. He unfortunately would not sing at karaoke night. If he could spend the day with anyone, he would spend it with Jack Nicklaus.
Sales Consultant Chris Cantwell
Chris Cantwell
Sales Consultant
Chris Cantwell, from Austin, TX, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. He enjoys spending time with his son and watching movies. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd choose steak and potatoes. Chris's go-to karaoke song is "Ol Red" by Blake Shelton. If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd choose to spend it with Chris Farley.
Sales Consultant Christian Brooks
Christian Brooks
Sales Consultant
Christian Brooks, from Topeka, KS, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. He loves sports, he coaches and watches a lot of football. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends and family. If Christian could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, he'd eat fried chicken and mashed potatoes. His go-to karaoke song is "All Falls Down" by Kanye West. If he could spend the day with anyone, he would spend it with Jesus.
Sales Consultant Danny Bahner
Danny Bahner
Sales Consultant
Danny Bahner, from Overbrook, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. He loves riding dirt bikes and bicycles and playing basketball. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, Danny would eat a Chipotle burrito. If he could could spend the day with anyone, he'd choose to spend it with any athlete.
Sales Consultant David Stewart
David Stewart
Sales Consultant
David Stewart, from Overland Park, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. He enjoys playing the drums, rock climbing, snowboarding, fitness, and listening to music. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd choose pizza. David's go-to karaoke song is "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen. If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd want to spend it with Patrice O'Neal.
Sales Consultant David  Wilson
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 their 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.
Sales Consultant Elizabeth Moreira
Elizabeth Moreira
Sales Consultant
Elizabeth Moreira, from Nicaragua, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. She is very outgoing. If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she'd eat red beans. Elizabeth's go-to karaoke song is "Tu Mayor Tentacion." If she could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with her mom and dad.
Sales Consultant Gabby McGann
Gabby McGann
Sales Consultant
Gabby McGann, from Jacksonville, NC, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. She enjoys watching football, especially the Carolina Panthers, sand volleyball, and binge watching movies. If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she'd eat Chinese food. Gabby's go-to karaoke song is "Wake Me Before You Go," by Wham! If she could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with Freddie Mercury.
Sales Consultant Jadyn Anderson
Jadyn Anderson
Sales Consultant
Jadyn Anderson is from Kansas City, KS and is a Sales Consultant at Crown. She is a great cook who also loves to paint, go to the gym, and take her dogs to the park. If she had to eat the same meal forever, she'd eat shrimp fried rice. Her go-to karaoke song is Bodak Yellow. If Jadyn could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with Cardi B.
Sales Consultant Jappi Singh
Jappi Singh
Sales Consultant
Jappi Singh, from Emporia, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. He is very adventurous and enjoys autocross, golf, and working on his car. If Jappi could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, he’d eat a rare fillet mignon with cream corn and mashed potatoes. If he could spend the day with anyone, he’d spend it with Elon Musk.
Sales Consultant Joe   Higdon
Joe Higdon
Sales Consultant
Joe Higdon, a Sales Consultant for Crown Toyota is originally from Garland, TX. His favorite part about working at Crown is the interaction with all the different people, and he truly believes it is a nice place to visit. In his free time Joe loves riding his bike -- he participates in the MS 150 every year, 11 thus far. Joe's go-to karaoke song would be "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynrd (he goes to remark that everyone would be required to wear ear-plugs). If he could only have one meal for the rest of his life, it would be beef stroganoff.
Sales Consultant Josh Abel
Josh Abel
Sales Consultant
Josh Abel, a Sales Consultant, is originally from Winchester, KS. He attended both JCCC as well as the University of Kansas. His favorite thing about Crown is the fact that it isn't a 'typical dealership.' Josh is the oldest of four boys, and enjoys driving around in his Polaris Ranger in his free-time. If he could spend one day with anyone he would choose actress Emma Watson. His go to karaoke song is "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, it would be barbecue chicken pizza (Red Baron) with copious amounts of ranch sauce.
Sales Consultant	  Justin Hulshof
Justin Hulshof
Sales Consultant
Justin Hulshof, originally from Texas is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1998 with a B.A. in Psychology. What he enjoys most about Crown are his fellow co-workers, as well as the professional, low-pressure environment. In his free-time, Justin enjoys mountain biking and eating tacos. His go-to karaoke song is "Lady Picture Show" by the Stone Temple Pilots.
Sales Consultant Kelly  Glaze
Kelly Glaze
Sales Consultant
Kelly Glaze, originally from Emporia, KS is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. He attended Emporia State University. His favorite thing about working here is the chance to work with many different types of customers and helping them find the perfect car. He'd describe Crown as a place with very laid back employees with a low pressure sales approach. Kelly has three children aged 22, 20, and 14. His favorite hobby is hunting and fishing. If he could spend the day weith any famous person, he'd choose Cling Eastwood. His go-to karaoke song is "Love Shack" by the B-52's and his favorite food his steak and lobster.
Sales Consultant Myk Barta
Myk Barta
Sales Consultant
Myk Barta is a Sales Consultant originally from Lawrence, KS. His favorite part about being a member of Crown is being able to help people get the vehicle that they want/need. He believes Crown is the place to buy the vehicle of your dreams! He loves music, and joys going to the dirt track races in his free-time. If he could spend one day with anyone, he would pick musician Elvis Presley. His go-to karaoke song would be anything by Journey.
Sales Consultant Nile Hamer
Nile Hamer
Sales Consultant
Nile Hamer, from Huntsville, TX, is a Crown Sales Consultant. Nile had previously bought a car from Crown and decided to join our team. He is an avid hunter, enjoys riding his motorcycles, and is excited to be finished with his degree at KU. Nile's hobbies include archery, motorcycle tinkering, and training his bird dog. If Nile had to eat the same meal forever, he'd eat anything from What-a-burger. At karaoke night, Nile would serenade everyone with "Happy Birthday". If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with his grandpa.
Sales Consultant Mason Abner
Mason Abner
Sales Consultant
Mason Abner, originally from Harrodsburg, Kentucky, is a Sales Consultant here at Crown. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars, making music, and fishing. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd eat the El Pollo Especial from El Potro. Mason's go-to karaoke song is "Friends in Low Places." If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd want to spend it with Johnny Cash.
Sales Consultant Pete James
Pete James
Sales Consultant
Pete James, originally from Lawrence, KS, is a Sales Consultant a part of the E-Commerce Department. What he enjoys most about Crown is meeting new people and interacting with customers. He loves basketball and Chipotle chicken tacos. If he could spend one day with anyone, he would pick athlete Michael Jordan.
Sales Consultant Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson
Sales Consultant
Terry Anderson is from Ulysses, KS, and is a Sales Consultant at Crown. Terry enjoys live music, golf, cooking, and family. If he could only eat one meal the rest of his life, he'd eat eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns. At karaoke night, Terry would sing "Stand By Your Man". If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with Jesus.
Sales Consultant Tristan   Bland
Tristan Bland
Sales Consultant
Tristan is a Sales Consultant originally from Augusta, KS. His favorite thing about Crown is his co-workers, as well as being able to better a customers car situation. He really enjoys the relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff. In his free-time he enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and recording music. His go to karaoke song is "County Boy" by Aaron Lewis. If Tristan could eat one thing for the rest of his life, it would be a B.L.T. with avocado and pork-belly.
Sales Consultant Van Thompson
Van Thompson
Sales Consultant
Van Thompson, originally from the Tri Cities in Nebraska, is a Sales Consultant for Crown Volkswagen. He attended Washburn University. His favorite thing about working here is that the car buying process is simplified. He'd describe Crown as the place you go to avoid the hassle when you're looking to purchase a vehicle. Van used to sing in a heavy metal band. He enjoys playing video games. If he could spend the day with any famous person he'd choose Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. His go-to karaoke song is "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he would eat a medium-rare porterhouse, house salad with ranch, mashed potatoes and brown gravy, and green beans.
Sales Consultant Zack Krishtalka
Zack Krishtalka
Sales Consultant
Zack Krishtalka is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Crown Toyota. Zack has lived in Lawrence since he was 3 years old. He enjoys composing and performing music. If he had to eat the same meal the rest of his life, he would eat pesto chicken pasta. At karaoke, you'd hear Zack sing "Pick Up the Pieces" by Average White Band. If Zack could spend the day with anyone, he would spend it with Guy Fieri.

Body Shop

Collision Center Manager Josh McMinn
Josh McMinn
Collision Center Manager
Josh McMinn is the Manager in our Collision Center. He is from Burden, KS and attended KU and FHSU. His favorite thing about working here is his co-workers and helping customers with all their needs. He'd describe Crown as the best place to buy, repair, and service your Toyota. Josh's favorite hobbies are golfing and hanging out with friends. If he could spend the day with any famous person, he'd choose Tiger Woods. His go-to karaoke song is "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he would choose steak.
Estimator Justin Ross
Justin Ross
Estimator
Justin Ross, from Baldwin City, KS, is a an Estimator in our Body Shop. He is a hard worker who enjoys golf and target shooting. If he had to eat the same meal the rest of his life, he would eat steak, potatoes, and mac & cheese. Justin would sing Strawberry Wine at karaoke night. If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with his daughter.
Body Shop Technician  Alex Todd
Alex Todd
Body Shop Technician
Alex Todd is a Body Shop Technician for Crown. He is from Ottawa, KS. His favorite hobby is riding horses and roping.
Body Shop Technician Chuck  Wadkins
Chuck Wadkins
Body Shop Technician
Chuck Wadkins is a Body Shop Technician for Crown. He is from Ottawa, KS. His favorite thing about working for Crown is the people and friendly atmosphere. Chuck likes to go on long rides on his motorcycle. His favorite hobby is working on custom cars. If he could spend the day with any famous person (living or dead), he would choose Marilyn Monroe. At karaoke, Chuck would sing something from Montgomery Gentry or Trace Adkins. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he'd strategically choose pizza because of the many different varieties.
Body Shop Technician Hannah Quinteros
Hannah Quinteros
Body Shop Technician
Hannah Quinteros is from Lawrence, KS, and is a Body Shop Technician at Crown. Hannah has a 4 year old daughter and enjoys golf and gardening. If she had to eat the same meal forever, she'd eat mexican - all of it. If she could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with Bob Marley.
Body Shop Technician Jon Logan
Jon Logan
Body Shop Technician
Jon Logan is a Body Shop Technician in our Toyota Body Shop. He is from Tonganoxie, KS and attended NEKA Vo-Tech. His favorite hobby is riding his ATVs and spending time with his granddaughter.
Body Shop Technician Shane Megaro
Shane Megaro
Body Shop Technician
Shane Megaro, from New Jersey, is a Body Shop Technician here at Crown. He enjoys painting and loves cars, antiques, and auctions. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd choose ice cream. Shane unfortunately wouldn't sing at karaoke night. If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd choose Martin Luther King.
Porter  Josh Patrick
Josh Patrick
Porter
Josh Patrick, from Shawnee, KS, is a Porter here at Crown Toyota. Josh enjoys playing tuba and hanging out with friends. At karaoke nights, Josh would sing a Journey song. If he had to eat the same meal the rest of his life, he'd eat country fried steak with mashed potatoes. If he could spend the day with anyone, he would spend it with his great grandpa.

Toyota Service and Parts

Toyota Service & Parts Director Ginger  Lopez
Ginger Lopez
Toyota Service & Parts Director
Ginger Lopez is from Joplin, MO and is our Toyota Service & Parts Director. She has over 30 years of dealership experience. Ginger likes to travel, go to the lake, and spend time with her grandkids.
Toyota Parts Manager Tim  Murphy
Tim Murphy
Toyota Parts Manager
Timothy Murphy is a Parts Manager here at Crown Toyota. He is from the planet Earth. His favorite thing about working here is the people. When referring to Crown, he says "try it, you'll like it". Tim loves to run. If he could spend the day with anyone, he would choose his wife. He wouldn't sing at karaoke claiming "you don't want me to". If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life he would choose lobster.
Parts Consultant Jesse Calderwood
Jesse Calderwood
Parts Consultant
Jesse Calderwood, from Baldwin City, is a Parts Consultant for Crown. His favorite thing about working here is the people. He'd describe Crown as a fun place to be at. Jesse enjoys hunting and fishing. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life he'd choose steak and potatoes.
Parts Consultant  Souks  Sengchan
Souks Sengchan
Parts Consultant
Souks Sengchan is a Parts Consultant at Crown Toyota. He has been with the company for over 15 years.
Service Consultant Matt Mais
Matt Mais
Service Consultant
Matt Mais, from Leawood, is a Service Consultant here at Crown. Matt and his wife enjoy camping, exploring, traveling, and trying new food. If he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, he'd choose Chicken Fried Steak. His go-to karaoke song is any Reckless Kelly song. If he could spend the day with anyone, he would want to spend it with Mike Rowe.
Service Consultant Matt Reynolds
Matt Reynolds
Service Consultant
Matt Reynolds is a Service Consultant at Crown Toyota. He is from Kansas City, MO. Matt enjoys bowling, Harley's, baseball, and working on arcade equipment. If he had to eat one thing the rest of his life, he'd eat meat pies from Louisiana. At karaoke night, you'd hear Matt singing "Hell's Bells". If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with Denny Matthews.
Service Consultant Olivia Coulter
Olivia Coulter
Service Consultant
Olivia Coulter is from McLouth, KS and is a Service Consultant for our Toyota Service Department. She joined our team to find a place where she could grow and learn new things. Olivia is an avid softball player. She's been playing since the age of 4 and has gone to state twice in a row. Besides softball, she enjoys art, playing in band, and working on cars with her dad. If she could only eat one thing the rest of her life, it'd be spaghetti. Her go-to karaoke song is "I Will Survive". If given the opportunity to spend the day with anyone, she would spend it with her grandma Lois.
Service Consultant Ryan  Wingert
Ryan Wingert
Service Consultant
Ryan Wingert, originally from Lawrence, KS is one of the Toyota Service Consultants. He received his training from the Universal Technical Institute in N.C. for Auto Training. His favorite part of working at Crown is being able to help customers feel reassure that their vehicles are safe for the road. He would describe Crown as controlled chaos with a friendly staff. In his free-time Ryan enjoys watching Nascar and other types of automotive racing. His go to karaoke song would be anything classic rock, and if he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life he would choose Chipotle.
Service Consultant Thomas Her
Thomas Her
Service Consultant
Seng Thomas Her is a Service Advisor at Crown Toyota. He is from Kansas City, KS and came to Crown looking for better opportunity. He is a down to earth guy who likes Fortnite, volleyball, and hiking. If Thomas had to eat the same meal the rest of his life, he'd eat Chipotle. At karaoke night, you'd hear him sing "For the Love of Money" by Bone Thugs N' Harmony. If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with his wife.
BDC Manager Lori Gladieux
Lori Gladieux
BDC Manager
Lori Gladieux, from Leavenworth KS, is a BDC manager and warranty clerk for Crown. Her favorite thing about working here is the friendly work environment and teamwork. She'd describe Crown as an awesome place to do business. Her favorite hobby is outdoor activities such as swimming or motorcycle riding. Her go-to karaoke song is "Love Shack" by The B-52's. If she had to eat one meal the rest of her life, she'd eat steak.
BDC Representative Brennah Wahweotten
Brennah Wahweotten
BDC Representative
Brennah Wahweotten, from Mayetta, KS, is a BDC Representative here at Crown. She loves to spend her time dancing and crafting for powwows. If Brennah could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she would choose Buffalo Vegetable Soup. One interesting thing about Brennah is that she is colorblind. Her go-to karaoke song is "Something's Got a Hold on Me" by Christina Aguilera. If she could spend one day with anyone (living or dead) she would spend that day with Beyonce.
BDC Representative Brooke Marcinko
Brooke Marcinko
BDC Representative
Brooke Marcinko is a BDC Representative here at Crown. She is originally from Parkville, MO and attended Maple Wood Community College. Her favorite thing about working here is that everyone is like family. She'd describe Crown as a place filled with happy people who care about you and treat you like family. Brooke has a German Shepherd and a Husky and she'd say her life revolves around them. Her favorite hobby is camping or anything involving water. If she could spend the day with any famous person, she'd choose Scarlett Johansson. Her go-to karaoke song is "Any Man of Mine" by Shania Twain. If she had to eat one thing the rest of her life, she'd eat Flaming Hot Cheetos.
BDC Representative Raegan Faircloth
Raegan Faircloth
BDC Representative
Raegan Faircloth is from Eudora, KS and is a BDC Representative at Crown Automotive. Raegan enjoys cleaning, taking walks, and trying new things. She comes from a big family with 6 brothers, 1 sister, and 3 parents. If she could only eat one thing the rest of her life, it'd be steak. At karaoke nights, you'd find her singing "Sweet Caroline". If Raegan could spend the day with anyone, she would spend it with her father.
Courtesy Shuttle Driver Fee Manshizadeh
Fee Manshizadeh
Courtesy Shuttle Driver
Porter John Frazier
John Frazier
Porter
John Frazier is a Porter at Crown Toyota. He is from Lawrence, KS. His favorite thing about working here is the people he works with. John is a big Wildcat fan and loves spending time with his grandkids. If he could spend the day with any famous person he would choose Dale Earnhardt Sr. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life he would choose lasagna.
Service Technician Darin Mangan
Darin Mangan
Service Technician
Darin Mangan is from Garden City, KS and is a Service Tech here at Crown Toyota. Honesty and customer satisfaction are his favorite things about Crown. Darin's favorite hobbies' are spending time with his daughter and Harley's. Fun fact about Darin is he still has the two cars he got in high school. If he could spend the day with any famous person, he'd choose Ronald Regan. His go-to karaoke song is "Fade to Black" by Metallica. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he would have a t-bone steak, loaded baked potato, salad, and iced tea.
Service Technician Darren Wibberding
Darren Wibberding
Service Technician
Darren Wibberding is from Kansas and is a Used Car Tech here at Crown. He is the grandfather to two amazing grandkids. Darren is a big fan of boating and spaghetti. At karaoke night, he'd sing "Turn the Page". If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with his grandkids.
Service Technician Gabe Jacobson
Gabe Jacobson
Service Technician
Gabe Jacobson is a Service Technician in our Toyota Service Department. He is from Lawrence, KS. Working with good friends is his favorite thing about working here. He would describe Crown as a great place to buy a car or get your car serviced. Gabe is a big Notre Dame football fan. His favorite hobby is golf. If he could spend the day with any celebrity, he would choose Johnny Cash. At karaoke, he would sing "3 Little Pigs" by Green Jelly. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he would eat baby back ribs.
Service Technician Jerad Canady
Jerad Canady
Service Technician
Jerad Canady, from Phoenix, AZ, is a Service Technician here at Crown. He has a passion for cars and enjoys racing. He also enjoys skateboarding, playing video games, and spending time with family. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd choose jalapeno stuffed chicken with fried potatoes and onions. His go-to karaoke song would be "Guardian Angel" by Red Jumpsuit. If Jerad could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with his mother.
Service Technician Justin Duffy
Justin Duffy
Service Technician
Justin Duffy, from Eudora, is an Express Technician here at Crown. He is a second generation mechanic who enjoys running, playing with his kids, and watching football. If he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life he'd choose steak and potatoes. Justin's go-to karaoke song is "Prisoner of the Highway." If he could spend one day with anyone, he'd spend it with Patrick Mahomes.
Service Technician Marcos Guereca
Marcos Guereca
Service Technician
Marcos Guereca is a Service Technician for the Toyota Service Department. He is from Dodge City, KS and attended the Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX. His favorite thing about Crown is the clean, climate controlled shop and the professional work environment. Marcos has a big auto passion and says cars are his life. His favorite hobby is auto racing. He'd spend the day with 2 Pac if given the chance. He would eat tacos the rest of his life if he had too and he'd sing "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice at karaoke.
Service Technician Spencer Hutchens
Spencer Hutchens
Service Technician
Spencer Hutchens, from Lawrence KS, is a Service Technician is our Toyota Service Department. He attended Universal Technical Institute for 2 years. He enjoys working at Crown because he works with good friends. He'd describe Crown as very friendly with people who are easy to work with. Spencer's favorite hobby is pinewood derby. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he'd choose steak.
Service Technician Thadd Church
Thadd Church
Service Technician
Thadd Church is a Service Technician in our Toyota Service Department. He is originally form Des Moines, Iowa and attended Pitt State. His favorite thing about working here is the friendly people and would describe Crown as a very clean and friendly place to come for service or to buy a car. His favorite hobby is demolition derby. If he could spend the day with any famous person (living or dead), he would choose Abraham Lincoln. His favorite food is fried chicken and mashed taters.
Service Technician Will Henry
Will Henry
Service Technician
Will Henry is a Service Technician for the Toyota Service Department. He is originally from Olathe, KS and studied automotive at PSU and in high school. His favorite thing about Crown is the friendly co-workers and easy going environment. He'd describe Crown as a clean and efficient, all around good business with a friendly staff. If he could, Will would spend the day with Seth Rogen. His favorite food is country fried steak and potatoes. His karaoke song of choice is "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas.
Express Technician Caden Bruns
Caden Bruns
Express Technician
Caden Bruns, from Lawrence, is an Express Technician here at Crown Automotive. He enjoys bowling and riding dirt bikes. If he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, he would eat a hamburger and fries. His go-to karaoke song is "God's Country." If Caden could spend the day with anyone, he would spend it with his grandfather.
Express Technician Andrew Gooding
Andrew Gooding
Express Technician
Andrew Gooding, originally from Williamsburg, KS, is an express technician here at Crown. His favorite thing about working here is the hour long lunch. He enjoys fishing and hanging out with friends. If he could spend the day with any famous person he would choose Crocodile Dundee. He'd sing "the Sound of Silence" at karaoke. If he had to choose one meal to eat the rest of his life he'd choose sandwiches.
Express Technician Angelo Greco
Angelo Greco
Express Technician
Angelo Greco, from California, is an Express Technician here at Crown Toyota. Angelo loves to work on cars, go fishing and camping, and also enjoys spending time with his family. If he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, he would eat pizza. His go to karaoke song is "Hard to Love." If he could spend one day with anyone, he would spend it with his mom.
Express Technician Daniel Slifer
Daniel Slifer
Express Technician
Daniel Slifer, from Lawrence, is an Express Technician here at Crown. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life he'd choose steak and potatoes. Daniel's go-to song at karaoke night is "Friends in Low Places." If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with Ryan Upchurch.
Joshua Kenworthy
Express Technician
Joshua Kenworthy, from Rapid City, SD, is an Express Technician here at Crown. He is always willing to learn new things and enjoys drumming, music, baseball, and hockey. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd eat steak and mashed potatoes. Joshua's go-to karaoke song is "Never Let It Go." If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with Darrell Abbott.
Express Technician Lee Henshaw
Lee Henshaw
Express Technician
Express Technician Richardson Chickaway
Richardson Chickaway
Express Technician
Richardson Chickaway is from Mississippi and is a Lube Tech here at Crown. He is a helpful guy who enjoys spending time with his kids and family.
Express Technician Ryan Truong
Ryan Truong
Express Technician
Ryan Truong is an Express Technician for Crown. He is originally from Vietnam. His favorite thing about working for Crown is that everyone is willing to help each other. He would describe Crown as a great place to work and a great dealership. Ryan is a hard worker who likes to learn new things. His favorite hobby is cooking. If he could spend the day with any famous person, he'd choose Jackie Chan. If he had to eat one meal the rest of his life, he would choose rice with chicken or beef steak.
Express Technician Victor Ramirez
Victor Ramirez
Express Technician
Victor Ramirez is an Express Technician for the Crown Automotive Department. He is from Lawrence, KS and went to Johnson County Community College. He describes Crown as a place full of nice people who are eager to help. Victor enjoys the new challenges he faces everyday. While in high school Victor was a two-time state champ in cross country. His favorite hobby is watching/playing basketball and he'd spend the day with Shaquille O' Neal if he could. His favorite food is Lasagna and garlic bread. Victor would sing "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks at karaoke.
Express Technician Zach Lentz
Zach Lentz
Express Technician
Zach Lentz, from Tonganoxie, is an Express Technician here at Crown. He is a family man who enjoys hunting and fishing. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd choose pizza. Zach's go-to karaoke song is "Living on a Prayer." If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd choose to spend it with his grandma.

Finance

Director of Finance Chase Johnson
Chase Johnson
Director of Finance
Chase Johnson is our Business Manager here at Crown. He is from right here in Lawrence and attended KU. Chase would say the best thing about working here is the team atmosphere and customer first culture. He says Crown is the easiest and most friendly place to go to for your automotive needs no matter if its for purchasing a vehicle, getting service done, or your vehicle repaired. Chase has a wife, Jillian, and their son Carter and loves to spend time with his family. Chase would sing "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. His favorite food is enchiladas topped with queso. If he could spend the day with any famous person, he'd choose Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Business Manager Adam Staszkiewicz
Adam Staszkiewicz
Business Manager
Adam Staszkiewicz, from Bartlesville, OK, is a Business Manager here at Crown. He is a big Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys baseball and movies. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd choose pizza. Adam's go-to karaoke song is "Down to the Honkytonk." If he could spend one day with anyone, he'd spend it with his kids.
Business Manager Chris  Riekens
Chris Riekens
Business Manager
Chris Riekens, originally from Manly, IA, is one of the Business Managers at Crown. What he enjoys most about Crown is its laid-back, low-pressure, fun environment. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and children in this down-time, as well as golfing. His go-to karaoke song is "Ice, Ice, Baby" by Vanilla Ice. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he would pick street tacos.
Business Manager Dallas Summers
Dallas Summers
Business Manager
Dallas Summers, from Erie, PA, is one of the Business Managers here at Crown. He enjoys woodworking and pen turning in his free time. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he'd choose Chipotle. Dallas's go-to karaoke song is "All on Me" by Devin Dawson. If he could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with his dad.
Business Manager Kristen Efurd
Kristen Efurd
Business Manager
Kristen is originally from Abilene, KS. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014 with a B.A. in Classical Antiquity. Her favorite part about Crown is how fast-paced it can be, as well as how all the employees share the same goal of exceptional customer service. If she could spend one day with anyone she would pick Sappho, an ancient Greek poetess. Kristen's favorite food is the Bill Self from 23rd St. Brewery. Her go-to karaoke song would be "One Week" by The Barenaked Ladies.

Office

Comptroller Paul  Blake
Paul Blake
Comptroller
Paul is originally from Kansas City but now lives in Lawrence. Paul has been working at Crown for 20+ years.
Human Resources/Accounts Payable Brenda Roberts
Brenda Roberts
Human Resources/Accounts Payable
Brenda Roberts is a Human Resources/Accounts Payable clerk here at Crown. She is originally from Baldwin City, KS. She most enjoys the friendly employees she works with, and there is never a dull moment. She would describe Crown as a great experience. In her free time Brenda loves to cook/bake. If she could only eat one meal for the rest of her life, she would eat scrapple with fried eggs and bacon!
Accounts Receivable  Susan Williams
Susan Williams
Accounts Receivable
Susan Williams, originally from Pratt, KS is Crown Automotive's bookkeeper. Her favorite thing about Crown is it feels like seeing family everyday. She enjoys that her and her co-workers can all have fun AND get their job done at the same time! In her free time, Susan enjoys spending time with her 8 grandchildren and watching football. If she could meet anyone in the world, she would choose Katherine Hepburn. Susan's go-to karaoke song is "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she would pick mashed potatoes -- no butter or gravy (yummy).
Title and Billing Clerk Misty Eaton
Misty Eaton
Title and Billing Clerk
Misty Eaton, one of Crowns Title and Billing Clerks, originally comes from Ft. Worth, TX, but has lived in Lawrence, KS since 2004. The thing she loves most about Crown is the camaraderie with her fellow co-workers. She says it's like having a lot of brothers! She loves that it is such a friendly environment and feels that the employees are not pushy or over-bearing. In her free-time Misty enjoys making wood and canvas crafts. If she could spend one day with anyone, she would pick country singer Reba McIntyre.
Title Clerk Lisa Boley
Lisa Boley
Title Clerk
Lisa Boley is from California and is a Title Clerk here at Crown. She enjoys spending time with her kids and grandson, fishing, NASCAR, and being outdoors. If she could only eat one meal the rest of her life, she'd eat mexican food. If Lisa could spend the day with anyone, she'd spend it with her grandson.
Jennifer Crowe
File Clerk
Jennifer Crowe, originally from Canada, is a File Clerk here at Crown. She enjoys gardening and bicycling in her free time. If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she'd choose some kind of pasta. Jennifer's go-to karaoke song is something from Abba. If she could spend the day with anyone, she'd choose to spend it with Stephen King.
HR Manager Deborah  Kurtz
Deborah Kurtz
HR Manager
Deborah E Kurtz is from Quincy, IL and is the HR manager here at Crown. She is a friendly people person who enjoys traveling, fresh fruit, and being around the great people at Crown. If she could spend the day with anyone, she would spend it with her dad.
Toyota Receptionist Hilea Sparks
Hilea Sparks
Toyota Receptionist
Hilea has been at Crown Automotive for 7 years now, she has 2 sons, 1 grandchild, and 1 grand-dog. She enjoys what she does and the people that she works with.
Marketing & Promotions Manager Connie  Oelschlaeger
Connie Oelschlaeger
Marketing & Promotions Manager
Can you remember when Drag Strip Road was just a gravel road -- out in the country? 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 Oelschlaeger, and yes, I am a proud Lawrence-Lifer. (Go Lions!) I have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.
Toyota Receptionist Rachel Husted
Rachel Husted
Toyota Receptionist
Rachel Husted is a receptionist for Crown. She is from Ottawa, KS and is currently attending school. She enjoys attending art functions and taking her kids to museums. She has two teenagers of her own. Her favorite meal is pasta with cheese sauce. At karaoke, she would sing "Take on Me" by A-Ha. If she could spend the day with anyone, she would spend it with her mother.
Social Media Specialist Lacie Ludolph
Lacie Ludolph
Social Media Specialist
Lacie, originally from Waverly, KS, is the Social Media Specialist here at Crown. She loves spending her time crafting, reading, and playing with her dogs. If Lacie had to eat only one thing for the rest of her life she would eat pizza. At karaoke night, she would sing any kind of country song.
Toyota Receptionist Karina Camacho
Karina Camacho
Toyota Receptionist
Karina Camacho is a receptionist for Crown. She is a senior at KU, from Garden City, KS. She also loves grocery shopping. If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she would eat tilapia. Karina's go-to karaoke song is any Disney song. If she could spend one day with anyone, she would spend it with the richest person on the planet.
Property Maintenance Manager David Boyd
David Boyd
Property Maintenance Manager
David E. Boyd is our Building and Property Maintenance Manager. He is originally from New Bury Port, Massachusetts and graduated from WSU. His favorite thing about working here is the great employees and the challenging/interesting work. He'd tell a new Crown customer to "be prepared to be treated as if you are the most important customer at our facility". His favorite hobby is fishin' and auctions. If he could spend the day with any famous person, he'd choose God/Jesus. His go-to karaoke song is "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson. His one piece of advice for everyone is to set your goals early in life so you can benefit from them as you age.

Detail

Porter Colton Wadkins
Colton Wadkins
Porter
Colton Wadkins is a Porter and Photographer for Crown Toyota. He is from Williamsburg, KS. Colton enjoys sports, gaming, and binge watching tv shows. If he had to eat 1 meal the rest of his life, he'd eat honey ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. At karaoke night, he'd sing "Sweet Home Alabama". If Colton could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with Einstein.
Porter Josh Schurer
Josh Schurer
Porter
Josh Schurer, from right here in Lawrence, is a Porter at Crown. He likes gaming and reading. If had to eat the same meal the rest of his life, he'd eat pizza. At karaoke night, he would sing "Set the World on Fire" by E-Type. If Josh could spend the day with anyone, he'd spend it with Marcel the Youtuber.