Our Team


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  • Otis Soohey
    General Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Otis is a car guy! Before he began working in the automotive industry he owned over 40 vehicles! He says he was destined for the car business.

    Otis spent part of his childhood in Mississippi where his father was stationed on an Air Force base there. They eventually moved to Belfast, Maine, where Otis attended and graduated from Belfast High School. He attended Husson College and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and that is also where he met his wife, Lori. They have been married for 34 years and have raised two daughters.

    He has been serving Darling's Bangor Ford customers for 23 years. Otis is passionate about his commitment to provide his clients with the highest level of customer care possible. Because of this commitment he and his team have been awarded the Ford President's Award for the last four consecutive years. This is the highest award any Ford dealer can achieve.

    In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, whether it's boating, fishing, snowmobiling or attending a school sporting event to support a family member, he loves having them all together whenever possible.

    Did we mention he's a die-hard Steelers fan? But don't hold that against him - Otis wants everyone who comes to his dealership to feel welcomed and to have the best experience possible!

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  • Jared Slauenwhite
    Sales Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    I'm a proud Mainer born in Houlton, Maine. My family moved from Houlton to Saco and finally settled in Bangor. I graduated from Bangor High and started my college career at Maine Maritime Academy studying International Business and Logistics. During my time at Maine Maritime I worked at Darling's Ford as a Sales Intern and worked in the Recon department cleaning vehicles. After Graduation in 2005 I started as a salesman at Darling's Automall in Ellsworth during that time I worked towards my MBA at Husson University graduating in 2011. Around this time, I became an F&I Manager and eventually Sales Manager in 2015. I was able to come a little closer to home and my family in 2018 when I became Sales Manager at the Used Vehicle Center in Bangor. I moved to Ford as Sales Manager in 2019

    Outside the dealership, I have the greatest job of all, dad to two sweet girls. I spend as much time as possible with my girls, Morgan and Makenna. One of their favorite things to do is have pizza picnics and going to the park with dad. We also enjoy time with our Burnese Mountain dog Emma. I am also a proud member of the Lions Club. When I'm not with my kiddos I am watching my favorite teams the Steelers, Red Sox, Bruins or Celtics play or enjoying a concert at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion.

    Darling's has been a great place to continue to grow in my career and I'm proud of all they do. It may be overstated but they truly go above and beyond for their employees and customers. I get a good feeling everyday working for a family owned company. Our customers are a part of the family from the minute they walk in the door. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Kerry Galeaz
    General Sales Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Kerry has been with Darlings for 23 years. Over the years he has had the opportunity to work in all the Darling's sales locations. He is currently the General Sales Manager at Darlings Ford, VW, Audi.

    Prior to Darlings, he was a commercial airline pilot for Northeast Express in Bangor, served in the U.S Army, and is a graduate of S.I.U in Carbondale, IL.

    He lives in Lamoine with his wife Patty. They have twin boys Alexander and Zachary who have recently graduated from MDI H.S.  Alexander is working at Attitash ski resort in New Hampshire enjoying a gap year and Zachary is attending Northeastern University in Boston.

     Kerry is an avid skier, kayaker, and an anything outdoors kinda guy. 

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  • Jessica Bouchard
    Fleet Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Darling's Fleet Sales Department works closely with city and town municipalities to provide them with reliable and economic transportation and service vehicles. Jessica is instrumental in guiding them through all of the paperwork necessary to complete this process.

    Jessica grew up in Medway and graduated from Schenck High School in Millinocket. She then attended University of Maine/Orono.

    She has been at Darling's for fifteen years. Jessica began as the Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Fleet Sales Representative two years ago. 

    Jessica enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their sons.

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  • Adam Burke
    Finance & Insurance at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Adam was born in Maine and graduated from Brewer High School. He has always loved cars and has been involved in the automotive trade since high school. Adam's first automotive experiences were working on cars with his dad at a local 2-bay service station owned by his family.

    After graduation Adam went on to work in automotive sales and then became a sales manager. During that time he also gained experience in the marketing field. His love of automobiles and working with people are what makes Adam such a wonderful representative for Darling's and for our clients. 

    On his days off he loves spending time with his family. Adam also likes golfing, hiking, going to the beach, and all of the outdoor activities Maine has to offer!

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  • Harvard Austin
    Senior Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    The Ellsworth community has known me for a good portion of my life, as I was born and raised here. My work before Darling's included contracting work and eventually a job in the seafood industry. After 20 years of seafood I needed a change and found Darling's in 1995. 

    1995 was a good year as I found a passion for car sales at Darling's. My passion for cars grew along with my love for the company as I moved to Sales Manager in 2000 at the Ford location in Bangor. I missed my little city of Ellsworth and moved back as Sales Manager in 2014 at Darling's Automall. In 2016, I moved to Sales Manager at our Chevrolet dealership. I came back to my roots at Ford in 2019 where I became a Senior Sales Representative. 

    Ellsworth is the place I grew my life with my wonderful wife of 33 years. Our two kids have grown and we now have two cats to take care of. I've always been an advocate for giving back to my com-munity and have served on many organizations throughout the years. I am honored to have served on the Ellsworth Lions Club for over 20 years and the Shriners for over 30 years. When I do have time to relax I enjoy anything outside, including hunting, fishing, boating and camping at Donnells Pond.

    Darling's for me is unlike any company in the area. Everyone is treated as family, whether customer or employee. To me this is the difference and why I'm proud to work here, we all deserve to be treat-ed well, just like family. Feel free to reach out to me anytime and you'll be a part of the family, if you aren't already. 

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  • Craig Cattelle
    Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Craig is from California and graduated from Lincoln Country High School in Eureka, Montana. After graduation his first job was as a ranch hand. He then went into the hospitality industry working in the front office at a local Marriott Hotel. For 25 years Craig was owner/president of Scionics providing high end audio/video services to film studios and tech companies.

    His extensive experience in these customer service based industries makes Craig an excellent fit for our sales team and for his clients. 

    Craig lives in Bangor and in his free time he enjoys going to concerts, hiking, socializing with his friends, and spending time with his dad.

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  • Chris Hart
    Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Chris was raised in Bangor, attended Bangor schools, and graduated from University of Maine/Orono.

    He has always enjoyed working with people and providing them with excellent service. Chris managed the front of the house at a local restaurant before coming to Darling's. Chris is friends with a few Darling's employees who encouraged him to apply for a job here. He is a perfect fit for our team! He works hard to be sure his clients are always well taken care of and sees to it that they are completely happy when they leave our dealership!

    Chris enjoys golfing and hiking with his new German Shepherd puppy Cali!

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  • Alan Macaulay
    Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Alan is from Eddington and graduated from Brewer High School. He was employed by Brewer Auto Components for 14 years working with manufacturers on quality issues and later became the Assistant Manufacturer Manager.

    While he enjoyed working with his team there he decided he needed a career change. We are fortunate Alan chose Darling's! We appreciate the extensive automotive and customer service experience he brings with him. He has been with Darling's for 13 years.

    Alan takes pride in making sure his clients have the best car buying experience possible. He especially enjoys it when he is able to provide a great experience to someone whose previous purchase experience did not meet their expectation.

    Alan resides with his wife, daughter, and their Labrador Retriever, Ford. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.

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  • Dan Maldonado
    Finance & Insurance at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Dan graduated from Monty Tech in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the Army after high school. When his military service ended he lived he decided to stay in Nashville, Tennessee, to work in construction and helped to build the Prichard Plaza - an 18 story skyscraper! When he moved back home he joined the reserves and got married.

    He and his wife eventually moved to Ellsworth, Maine, where he began his career in the automotive business. Dan loves working for Darling's and he loves his job. You don't hear it very often but Dan says he loves paperwork! His happiest moments in his job are when he is able to help people get the financing they need for the vehicle they want - especially when they didn't think they would qualify.

    Dan enjoys spending time with his family, going to church, and attending as many Red Sox games as possible. He resides in Levant.

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  • Mario Panaro
    Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Mario enjoys working with his clients and is a true people person. He likes helping his customers and wants to make it easy for them to navigate the car buying process.

    He graduated from Ellsworth High School and worked in the precious metals industry for several years before making a career change. We are happy to say that career change brought Mario to Darling's and he has been with us for three years.

    When he has time off he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Mario enjoys hiking, sports and cooking for his family.


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  • Tim Seymour
    Fleet Sales Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Tim graduated from Brewer High School then attended Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, earning an Associate's Degree in both Automotive Aftermarket Field and Automotive Service Manager programs. He then completed his degree at Husson College.

    His unique background in automotive parts and sales began when he was very young. Tim's dad, Yogi, is retired from a former Darling's company, Parts Wholesalers. Tim traveled the state with his dad visiting all of our parts stores and sometimes helping out. He was destined to work in the automotive trade! We are pleased to have someone as experienced as Tim on our team as our Fleet Sales Manager. If you are a business owner and are in need of a vehicle he can definitely help find the one that best suits your needs.

    Tim loves spending time with his family and is a Cub Scout leader. He and his family are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy being active. 

    He currently resides in Dedham with his wife and three children.

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  • Rick Souther
    Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Rick is originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts and he graduated from Newburyport High School. From there he joined the Navy and was enlisted for six years.

    He moved to Hampden in 1998 and has been providing great service to his clients at Darling's since 1999!

    Rick has two adult daughters and resides with his wife and two cats. He enjoys gardening and landscaping. Rick also loves history and reading - especially when there's a nice fire going in the woodstove!


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  • Ethan Spelios
    Vehicle Sales Representative at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Ethan is a graduate of Foxcroft Academy and attended USM in Portland. While in Portland he bartended for a popular establishment and worked in the lumber industry as well before moving back to Bangor and becoming an automotive salesperson at Darling's Ford VW Audi. This career is a natural fit for Ethan whose family has a background in the automotive sales industry.

    One of the reasons he wanted to work for Darling's is because of our reputation. Our ranking as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Maine was especially important to Ethan. He says Darling's Ford has a great team, a cool vibe, and he enjoys being a part of it!  

    Ethan and his family live in Bangor. They love spending time together! They also like to ski, visit the coast, and enjoy barbecuing every chance they get!

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  • Eric Achorn
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Eric is from Bangor and is a Hampden Academy graduate. Eric's family owns a lawn and garden business and he understands the value of hard work and dedication. His service experience background comes from working in the automotive dealership industry. When a team service manager position became available at Darling's Ford VW Audi one of our long-time employees encouraged Eric to apply. We are happy he did! He loves working with our technicians and works hard to make sure every customer is satisfied with their service.

    Eric lives with his wife and three children and they love spending time together. They especially love spending time at their camp.

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  • Jen Falvey
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Having attended and graduating from Brewer High School Jen earned an associate's degree as a veterinarian technician. She began her career at the Emergency Vet Clinic in Brewer.

    Looking for better hours and benefits Jen started a new job in the auto parts industry where she worked for 15 years. When an opening became available at Darling's our parts manager encouraged her to apply. Jen is now providing an exceptional level of care to our service customers at Darling's Ford VW Audi. She enjoys the team aspect at Darling's.

    Jen loves spending time at home and with her family. She and her husband live in Bangor.

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  • Kelsey Keith
    Service Cashier at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Kelsey has been working for Darling's since she was in high school. She is from Hermon and graduated from Hermon High School.

    She began working part time until after graduation and now works full time in our service department. Kelsey is working hard on her degree at Husson College and continues to provide excellent support to our service team and top-notch service to our customers.

    Kelsey loves spending time with family and friends. She also loves going to as many concerts as she can fit into her busy schedule.

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  • Bob Campbell
    Service Director at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Bob Campbell was born and raised in Presque isle. Growing up in Aroostook County and working on potato farms Bob knows the meaning of hard work. After graduating from Presque Isle High School he moved to Bangor and began working at Bangor International Airport. He worked as a licensed aircraft mechanic for 6 years.

    Bob's desire for a career change brought him to Darling's Ford VW Audi where he began working as a parts driver. He was promoted to parts counterperson and then to dispatcher for the service department. Moving up through these departments gave Bob the experience Darling's was looking for to fill an open service manager position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Bob and his team work hard every day to provide our customers with excellent service.

     He says one of the reasons he likes working at Darling's is the way they take care of their customers - they do the right thing and we have the autonomy to make decisions so that we can take care of our customers when an issue arises. Bob enjoys working with people and helping them to resolve their automotive issues.

    Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn baby girl. He also enjoys truck pulling events. Bob lives in Hermon with his family

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  • Logan Larabee
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Logan graduated from Hampden Academy and was accepted into the business program at Husson College. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business.

    While attending Husson College Logan began working part time at Darling's in the reconditioning department. He continued to work at Darling's after graduation. Logan then moved into a full time position as a team service assistant at the Honda Nissan Volvo store. After a few years a job opening for a service writer became available at the Ford VW Audi store. Logan applied and is happy to now be serving Darling's customers at this location.

    Logan loves soccer! He played for Husson during his college years and continues to enjoy the sport as part of a local team. Other interests he enjoys are traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with his girlfriend and his family. Logan especially enjoys relaxing at his new home which is located on the water.

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  • Liz Wooster
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Liz has been involved in the automotive business since graduating from Hampden Academy. She has been assisting our service customers for over 24 years! Liz says one of the reasons for her tenure with Darling's is because they are good people to work for and they care about their employees.

    With all of the experience and expertise Liz has to offer we know our customers are receiving the best service possible. Thank you Liz!

    She currently resides in Winterport with her family and enjoys her grandchildren, being outdoors, and going to camp.

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  • Andy Fowler
    Parts Manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Andy was born in Orrington and graduated from Brewer High School. His job path began at Wayne Gray Wood Products before moving on to Darling's Rec Division where he moved into a parts counter position. From there he went to the parts counter at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and soon after became the parts manager for that store. In 1998 Andy became the parts manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi where he and his team have become known throughout the state for their excellent customer service.

    Andy and his wife love spending time at their camp, riding their motorcycles, snowmobiling, and riding their ATVs. They currently reside in Dover-Foxcroft.

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  • Kelly Conroy
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Kelly grew up in Maine and graduated from Old Town High School.

    She has always been in the automotive parts business and has worked in dealerships over the past few years before coming to work at Darling's Ford VW Audi. She loves the people she works with and enjoys working for a company that cares about its employees. We appreciate all of the knowledge Kelly's brings to our team!

    Kelly enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. She loves being at her camp as much as possible. Kelly also enjoys spinning yarn from the wool of her Angora rabbits. She is definitely an expert and knits beautiful items from the yarn she spins.

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  • Robert Evenson
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Robert's family was stationed on an Air Force base in Bellevue, Nebraska. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He then attended Silicon Valley College and graduated with a degree in Network Systems Administration.

    Following his father's footsteps Robert joined the Air Force and was enlisted for seven years. Robert's career path has always involved technology and after his stint in the Air Force he became an assistant automotive parts manager. Robert and his wife were living in Tucson when they decided to move back to his wife's home state of Maine. We are happy to have Robert on our team and appreciate the level of expertise he brings to his customers.

    Robert and his family love living in Maine and enjoy the changing of the seasons. They also enjoy all of the outdoor activities each season brings!

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  • James Gilmore
    Parts Counterperson

    James is a Hampden Academy graduate and attended Husson University.

    He began his career at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo in the recon department and then moved into an express technician when he worked for a year before becoming the service porter at Darling's Ford VW Audi. After a year and a half of transporting our service customer's vehicle with the utmost care James applied for the parts counter/warranty job when it became available. He has now been a part of that team for 6 months. James loves his team and says working for Darling's by far the best company he has worked for.

    James enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He currently resides in Hampden.

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  • Eric Grant
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Eric grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and graduated from Foxcroft Academy. He attended EMVTI and graduated as a technician.

    While attending EMVTI Eric worked part time at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. After graduation he began working in the automotive parts industry and has been serving the customers of Darling's Ford VW Audi since 1999. Eric loves working on the counter and helping people find the exact part they need to repair or accessorize their vehicle. We appreciate all of the experience Eric brings to our store.

    Eric is married with two adult children and has two grandsons. He and his wife live in Bradford and they enjoy traveling, camping, ATVing, and spending time with their family.

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  • Rodney Hanson
    Parts Counter Person at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Rodney is a graduate of Mt. Abram High School and has an associate's degree from the automotive program at Central Maine Technical College.

    After 30 years as a technician Rodney was ready for a change. His friend, Jeff Monk (who is also a Darling's employee), encouraged him to apply for a job in the parts department at Darling's Ford VW Audi. Rodney has been part of this growing department now for 3 years. He says he is treated very well and that Andy is the best boss he has ever had. He loves all that Darling's does for its employees and in the community.

    In his time off Rodney enjoys woodcrafts and spending time with his family. He often volunteers to help his daughter's Girl Scout Troop and enjoyed helping his son achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He lives in Brewer with his family, one horse and their dog.

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  • Wyatt Holland
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Born in Bar Harbor, Wyatt's family later moved to Hermon where he graduated from Hermon High School. Wyatt gained his work ethic by working on local farm during his high school and college years. His work in the automotive field began as a heavy duty truck mechanic and moved on to become a vehicle technician at a local auto dealer.

    His long-time friend was at that time the parts manager at Darling's Ford and he reached out to Wyatt when a position became available. That's how it all began! Wyatt has been serving our customers for 18 years. Wyatt says he is happy to come to work every day and we couldn't happier to have him. We know he will give our customers the best service possible!

    In his spare time Wyatt enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle, and sometimes just relaxing at home. He resides with his wife in Glenburn.

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  • Aarron Mower
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Aarron is a graduate of Hermon High School. Two weeks after graduation Aarron came to work in the parts department at Darling's Ford VW Audi and he has been enjoying working with this team for the past 16 years.

    His valuable experience and positive attitude are very much appreciated by Darling's and by his customers. Aarron loves working with our many different automotive brands and enjoys helping our customers find just what they need - from the ordinary, everyday part to the unique, and hard to find.

    Aarron and his wife live in Old Town. He loves to ride his motorcycle and enjoys snowmobiling. Aarron supports the Shriner's Children's Hospital and has been a member of the Anah Shrine Funsters (Elmo) for five years. He is also a member of the Hampden Mystic Lodge #65.

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  • Mike Wickett
    Darling's Ford VW Audi

    Mike was born and raised in Old Town. He graduated from Old Town High School and attended Technical School. From there he began working in the automotive parts industries.

    Seeking better opportunities Mike applied for a parts counter position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. We knew he would be a perfect for our team when we looked at his resume`. His many years of experience were exactly what we were looking for. We appreciate Mike's experience and positive attitude. We know our customers do to! 

    Mike enjoys carpentry and likes to tinker on cars. He loves spending time with his family - especially his two granddaughters. He continues to reside in Old Town with his wife of 40 years. And his parents are nearby too.

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  • Pat Worcester
    Rental Desk Agent at Darling's Ford VW Audi

    This military brat was born in Athens, Greece. Pat's dad retired from the military in 1995 and moved his family to Maine. Pat graduated from Bangor High School and traveled for a year with Up with People (a wonderful program that empowers young people to be positive agents of change for a more hopeful, trusting, and peaceful world).

    Pat has several years of experience in the automotive parts industry beginning as a part-time parts driver and then being promoted to manager. He worked in that position until the business changed hands. He saw a job posting for Darling's Rental Agent and applied. Pat does a great job in this customer service oriented position. We know our rental customers are well taken care of!

    In his free time Pat loves his part-time job at Townsquare Media. He fills in at some of their radio stations providing either on-air sports programming or helping to run the board. When he's not at either job he enjoys spending time with his family. He resides in Bangor.

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  • Bob Jonah
    General Manager at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I was a bit of a traveler before making roots in Maine. I grew up just north of Boston where I started working at 12 years old taking care of local gardens. At 18, I started in the workforce at Ames De-partment store in North Conway, New Hampshire. Since then I have worked many different jobs and lived in 24 different areas before settling in Maine. My roots settled at Darling's in 1994 when I began as a Sales Representative.  From 1994 to 2002, I worked in both the Honda, Ford and Augusta locations as Sales Representative and Sales Manager. In 2002 I was promoted to General Manager were I am today.

    In 1979, I married my wonderful wife Trudy. We have two grown up kids, fostered many teenage girls for 7 years, and currently have four awesome grandchildren. Amidst it all, I have given back to my community as a Mason, Shriner and volunteer for Junior Achievement. Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my family, woodworking and tending to my 19 flower gardens in the yard. Trudy and I like to get away to the ocean adventuring between York beach and Ogunquit as much as possible.

    One of the best things about Darling's is how much they care. The company has a great vision for the future, driven by community caring. At Darling's we always do the right thing by making our cus-tomers a part of the family from the start. My time here as taught me many things, one of which is genuinely caring for the customer. Feel free to reach out anytime, you are always welcome at the Darling's family. 

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  • Andy King
    Sales Manager at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    My story began growing up in Old Town Maine until high school when my family moved to the big city of Hermon, Maine.  After graduating as a proud Hermon Hawk, I studied at EMCC and NMCC for my degree in Business Management. I got my first job at MBNA. I loved the culture at MBNA and its focus on community give back. I was trained in the banking and credit world and loved it. Here I grew and traveled all over the state in various positions from Manager to Senior Officer in 2009. Unfortunately, the economy at the time couldn't sustain the business and MBNA is no longer.  After 12 years of service, I left knowing what made a great company culture. I moved to Etna with the goal to search for a great community based company within one hour of home. In 2010, I found Darling's and began my new career as a salesman at the Value Center.  Four years later, I moved back to the numbers side of the industry as a Finance and Insurance Manager in Ellsworth. I became Sales Manager at Chevrolet in 2018 and then came closer to home as Sales Manager at the Value Center in 2019.

    My world is filled with community and family. I have three incredible older siblings, three nephews two nieces and my mom and dad. One of my sisters and my brother followed in my father's footsteps serving our nation. While my father was an Army man for 20 years, my siblings joined the United States Air Force.  When I'm not with family I spend time giving back to my community, spending time with my dog, Oddie, golfing, BBQ's, camping with friends and riding my Honda VTX 1800 motorcycle. I'm a proud contributor and supporter of the United Way and regularly donate blood to the American Red Cross. When I need some downtime I'll ride down to High Tide in Bangor and enjoy the view of the river and sounds of the Darling's Waterfront Concerts.

    My training in banking, lending and credit is what I want to give back to my customers. I am a super hero of sorts during the sales process and know how to work with banks and read ever confusing credit reports. Anything involving financing a large purchase can be scary and I pride myself on making sure the customer feels comfortable, gets the best terms for purchase and has an exceptional experience. I like to think Darling's is a bit like the show "Cheers" where everyone knows your name. Whether customer or employee everyone appreciates you and knows your name. I want to earn your business and know your name, if you have any scary numbers questions feel free to reach out; I'm here for you anytime.

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  • Amy Nye
    Finance Manager at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I began with Darling's as a finance manager in 2004.  I love the company and they have become my second family! My tenure here has created long lasting relationships with our lenders based on trust and experience.  My job as a Finance Manager is to help each customer get the best possible out-come when applying for a vehicle loan.

    No one should feel ever uncomfortable or undeserving to come in and see us. Finding the right fit for the customer AND the banks can sometimes be time consuming, but that's what we're here for.
    It's worth it in the end!

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  • Alan Meisler
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I am not a native Mainer, but am proud to be a Mainer now. I was born and raised in Webster, Mas-sachusetts. After graduating, I attended Husson University in Bangor, Maine graduating with my de-gree in Kinesiology. I put my degree to good use and went home working to try to figure out what my next chapter would be. Bangor became my next chapter as Darling's gave me a chance in 2015 as a Sales Representative at the Used Vehicle Center.  

    My home is in Newburgh now where I bought a house for my dogs and I. My dogs, a German Shepard named Shadow and Black Lab named Wally enjoy walks around Newburgh. I love to hang with friends and family cheering on my favorite New England sports teams.  When I do need some me time I enjoy playing sports, like basketball soccer and golf.

    I love working for team Darling's! My team at the Used Vehicle Center makes me love coming to work each day. Our one goal is to ensure everyone is treated with respect and kindness whether employee or customer. Everyone deserves to own a vehicle, a credit score is just a number and not a person. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Corey Richards
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I am a Mainer born and raised in Holden, Maine. After graduating, I attended Eastern Maine Community College studying Fire Science with a plan to become a Fireman. I became a Fireman in Holden and worked in the restaurant industry in the Bangor area until 2015. I had heard Darling's was a great place to work made the change to Sales Representative at the Used Vehicle Center.

    Holden is still my home where I live with my awesome family. I have two kiddos a boy named Carter and a girl named Abby. Our home also includes a cat named Emma. Outside of the office, I love hanging with friends and family. In the summer, we are usually road tripping around New England or fishing.

    Darling's is my second family, filled with kind, fair and genuine people. The best part of my job is being able to give customers the best experience. My proudest moments are when I can find the per-ect used vehicle making someone's day a little brighter. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Dave Robinson
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I am a born and raised Mainer from Dexter, Maine. After graduation, I attended the University of Maine Presque Isle. My first job was for Dexter Shoe Company as a Foreman. I began in the car business after marrying a Hartley. I worked in Sales, Finance and as a Sales Manager here for 8 years until trying a different dealership. I worked at both Varney and Quirk until I needed a break from the business. I joined the Mortgage business for a while, but knew it was not right for me. I found a home at a local Ford dealership until I found my passion for used vehicles through a great friend. A dear friend of mine ran our own used car lot until 2017 when it was time for Darling's. I found my home at Darling's Used Vehicle Center as a Sales Representative in 2017.

    My home is St. Albans now where I live with my wonderful life Florence. Between the two of us, we have six children. I am father of three children and four stepchildren. Our family also includes two dogs named Teddy and Roxy, a cat named Tommy and lots of awesome grandchildren. These days my time is spent with friends and family upta our camp at Ripely Pond where we most enjoy BBQ's and adventures. In the past, I was an active Kiwanis volunteer and a member of the Dexter School board.

    I love working for Darling's. My past has seen many dealerships and Darling's exceeded my expectations in how they treat people. Not only does Darling's make sure every customer has a great experience, but they also care for their employees. I've been treated with respect and support which makes it easy to treat my customers with the same respect and kindness. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Dustin Smelley
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I am sort of a Mainer raised in the big city of Ellsworth, Maine. I was born in Dunedin Florida and moved to Ellsworth, Maine at the age of two. I started in the workforce trying to figure out what I wanted to do. My job experiences varied from security, working at Hannaford, a technician and more until 2017 when I found my calling. I was encouraged by Darling's to try out sales and I am glad that I did. In 2017, I started as a Sales Representative for Darling's Used Vehicle Center.

    My home is Old Town now where I try to live my best life spending time with friends and family as much as possible. I am a big fan of team Darling's and can usually be found volunteering for some of the Darling's sponsored sports teams, such as basketball, softball and kickball. When I do need some Dustin time, I love to hunt and fish all around the country. In fact, my office has a great conversation starter with a 30lb king salmon hanging on the wall caught at Lake Ontario in New York.

     

    Yes, my name is Smelley pronounced smelly, but do not worry the name is no reflection on who I am. A great company trained me and I am proud to be a genuine not smelly Sales Representative because of it. Used vehicles are the best to sell because often times you are finding someone's dream vehicle or their first. Having the brand new best vehicle is not always what people want, but when you can find a vehicle that sparks love, then I am happy. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Joe Doucette
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I am a Mainer born and raised in Old Town. My work experience varied until I found my passion at Darling's in 2017. My work before Darling's included landscaping, mechanic work, paving and even a Manager at Dunkin Donuts.

    My home is Levant now where I live with my 2-year-old Pitbull named Razor after my Polaris 4X4. When I am not at the dealership I love hanging with friends and family as much as possible. We can usually be found at summer cookouts or riding 4X4's around the state. I also love to camp and adventure once a year to a new camping spot for a week of friends and relaxation.

    I always grew up with Chevy's and still have a love for the Chevy brand; I trust the brand because they stuck with me growing up. While I sell more than Chevrolets, I still understand that feeling of trust. It is not easy to buy a used vehicle; it requires trust in the vehicle and trust in the company. At Darling's I am proud to trust the brand because the company has supported me and proved to be kind and fair. It is this kindness, trust and fair treatment that I want to give back to my customers. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Mark St. Germain
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I am a proud Bangor Maine native, born and raised. After school, I started in the workforce in the restaurant industry. I stayed in the restaurant business for 28 years. Closer to the end of those years I attended New England School of Broadcasting, known today as New England School of Communications at Husson University, studying Broadcast Communications.  I put my degree to good use and continued working in the restaurant business alongside working at KISS 94.5 and WZON radio stations. I needed a change after what seemed like a lifetime of many jobs. When buying my last vehicle at Darling's an employee sold me not only a vehicle but also an idea of my next chapter. A week or so later I left my job and began at Darling's on May 4th 2018 as a Sales Representative.

    The Big city of Bangor is still where I call home with my awesome companion Murphy. My dog, Murphy is what gets me out of bed every day. Murphy is my biggest love. Our favorite family activities include rocking out to 80's metal bands on road trips to our favorite hiking destinations. Murphy's favorite hiking spots include Chick Hill and areas in Monson. When I do need some me time I love to golf in Bangor and my favorite spot at the Samoset Resort in Rockland. Murphy usually takes time to nap dreaming of walks and dog treats while I am out golfing.

    I am proud to work for Darling's Used Vehicle Center. The Darling's always saw me as a person when I needed a vehicle before working here. My credit was not great and they took a chance on me when no one else would for a vehicle purchase. That itself is a testament to why I work at Darling's. I was treated with respect every time I needed a vehicle, and it is this fair treatment that I strive to give back to my customers. Feel free to reach out anytime, because everyone deserves a vehicle no matter what your past may look like, it is the future that matters.

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  • Nick Spann
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    I am a proud Mainer raised in Holden. After graduating, I studied Business management at the University of Maine, Orono. I put my skills to good use in the restaurant business working for 15 years at various locations in the Bangor and Bar Harbor area. I worked in most aspects of the restaurant ending my career as a manager for Bugaboo Creek. When the Bangor location closed in 2016, I took a month off to find what I wanted for my next chapter. My good friend, Karen French encouraged me to look at Darling's. I gave Darling's a shot not long after starting as a Sales Representative. 

    One restaurant in particular has a special place in my heart, Olive Garden. It was here my future wife began working alongside me. It was love at first pasta and we have been together ever since. My wife Ambrosia and I call Bangor home with our two sons, Jameson and Jacoby. Our home is filled with laughter and cheers for our favorite sports teams! Our Old English Bulldog Remy loves to cheer on the Red Sox with us along with the Packers, Celtics, and Bruins. When we are not supporting our teams, my family loves to adventure where we are exploring new places in the United States every year. When I have the chance, I love to golf and ice fish for my Nick time. 

    I love working for Darlings, I feel so appreciated. Appreciation is something unique at a company these days. Darling's always takes pride in their employees and their customers for a truly genuine experience. It is my goal to make my customers feel like a part of the family, appreciated. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. 

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  • Peter Bradshaw
    Sales Representative at Darling's Used Vehicle Center

    Peter grew up Pittsfield and graduated from MCI where his father was the Chairman of the History Department. He then graduated from University of Maine/Augusta with a degree in music.

    He has been taking care of his clients at Darling's for three years and has enjoyed being in the customer service/hospitality business for many years. He enjoys helping people and once lived in the Caribbean for a year to help rebuild the island after hurricane Hugo.

    When he is at home he enjoys spending time with his family, playing or teaching the drums and tending to his bee hives. At one time Peter played drums professionally with a local band.
    Peter lives locally and has three adult children and a cat named Crookshank.

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  • Geoff Johnson
    Director of Ellsworth Operations

    Geoff is from Carver, Massachusetts and graduated from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School. Geoff worked in the restaurant business for thirteen years in Massachusetts and was general manager when decided to move to a piece of property he owned in Maine. 

    Geoff worked in the auto industry in Maine for four years before accepting an open position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Geoff's experience in customer service and sales has been an excellent fit for our store and has greatly influenced the success of our team. He has been general manager for 8 ½ years. His great work as General Manager at Honda allowed for the perfect fit as Director of Ellsworth Operations  in 2018.

    Geoff lives on Chemo Pond with his wife. He enjoys spending time with his family and especially the grandchildren. Geoff loves being on the water, traveling, and downhill skiing.

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  • Ryan Pelkey
    General Sales Manager at Darling's Chevy

    Ryan is from Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School where he loved playing football for the Rams. He attended Husson College.

    Ryan enjoys working with people. His love for customer service flourished in the restaurant business when he lived in Florida. He began his career in the sales department at an automotive business when he moved back to Maine. After several years an opportunity became available at Darling's. We are happy to say Ryan accepted the F&I position and was promoted to sales manager soon thereafter. His success led him to a promotion to Chevrolet as General Sales Manager in 2019. Ryan loves being part of the Darling's team and always provides our clients with the best experience possible.

    In his free time Ryan and his family like taking their boat out to area lakes, they love to travel, and Ryan enjoys his annual fishing trip up north with family and friends. He and his family also volunteer with the MaineLyme education/prevention organization and community events.

    Ryan lives in Brewer with his wife and their two children.

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  • Nick Smith
    Finance & Sales Manager at Darling's Chevy

    I have always been a Downeaster born and raised in Surry, Maine. After graduation, I attended The University of Maine, Orono studying business.  I began my career in the restaurant industry in the Ellsworth/Bar Harbor area. The opportunity for growth and stability led me to Morrison Chevrolet in late 2009 where I started as a sales representative.  After 8 years of building relationships with customers, learning the car business and sharpening my sales skills, I took a promotion to Business Manager in 2018. In 2019 my role was expanded as a dual Sales/Finance Manager role.

    Darling's has been great for my personal and professional life as I met my wonderful wife by selling her a vehicle. We kept in touch after the sale and have not left each other's side since then. Our little family has grown since our marriage in 2016 to two cats, 8 chickens and 3 full fish tanks.  I most en-joy my time outside the office hanging with the wifey. We love traveling to warm places, like the Caribbean, date nights, beach days at Newburry Neck and restaurant hopping.

    I love my job and am proud to give back to my customers each day. It is never about the sale at Dar-ling's it is about the customer. My job is more than just the numbers; it is about making sure every customer leaves knowing they are valued from day one.

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  • Ryan Wilson
    Service Manager at Darling's Chevy

    I am a Mainer, born in Carmel, Maine. After graduating, one of my first jobs was for Hannaford Su-permarket and then Maine Distributors. In 2007, a friend asked me if I had ever considered working for Darling's Auto Group. I had always enjoyed customer service and took the chance at something new at Darling's Ford/VW/Audi. I began in 2007 as a VW Service Advisor. I did that for five years and then worked as a Ford TSM for approximately three years. After that I was promoted to the as-sistant Service Manager position for Ford/VW/Audi. In 2017, I was given the opportunity to become the Service Manager at Darling's Chevrolet.

    Outside the dealership, I still call Carmel home with my wonderful wife Victoria, a daughter Avery and a son, Luke. We love spending time at home grilling or cooking over the open fire in the sum-mer, watching sports, playing yard games, four wheeling, and having friends and family over for game nights. I am sports fanatic and route for all of the local New England teams. My true sports love is basketball of which I coached several local recreational and AAU teams. We also dedicate a lot of time and effort to Anah Shriners. I have been a shriner since 2009. I am part of the Anah SMART team and a member of the Anah Funsters. I participate in many parades and other local events as Scooby Doo. We enjoy raising money for Shrine Hospitals and putting smiles on kids' faces!

    I love working for Darling's Chevrolet. We are one big service family and we try to give that back to every customer. Family is about trust and care and in a similar way; our daily goal is make a friend with every customer. Vehicle service is more than just a transaction; it is about care and connection with a customer. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. 

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  • Aaron Stevens
    Sales Representative at Darling's Chevy

    I was born and raised in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. After graduation, I took to the slopes working winters at Sugarloaf Mountain and Killington Ski Resort. In the off season I worked at my parents restaurant in Bar Harbor called Bunny's Downeast Restaurant. My customer service skills from both jobs eventually led me Sales Representative at U.S. Cellular in Ellsworth, Maine in 2007.  A much-needed change and a proud introduction to Darling's by a friend led me to start at Darling's in October of 2014.

     

    Ellsworth is where I call home now with my awesome family.  October has been a great month for my family as I married my wife in October of 2015. We added an adopted daughter in 2017 and enjoy our 3 cats Oliver, Penny and Beautrice. We love our family time together and most often can be found at Acadia National Park, hiking, walking and more. When I need some "me" time I love disk golf, watching the Pat's, Celtics, Red Sox or Syracuse University basketball.

     

    I take great pride in how Darling's treats their employees and the great respect they have for their customers. At Darling's we always stand by their customers even after the sale. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Jason Hardison
    Sales Representative at Darling's Chevy

    Raised in beautiful Dedham, Maine I am a proud Mainer.  I chose to serve the United States Marine Corps after graduation. The Marines stationed me all over the world including Okinawa Japan, South East Asia and California. During this time, I received my BA in Economics. I served as Private First Class and ended as Sergeant. I lived in California for a bit and came back home to raise my family in Maine. A friend knew I would fit in perfectly at Darling's and so I found my home at Darling's in 2016.

    My beautiful wife Erin and I married in 2006. We have two awesome daughters, Abigail and Delilah. Outside the dealership, I spend as much time with my family and our little Dachshund, Tootsie. We enjoy adventuring at our friend's camp in Sebec on Lake Onawa or just hanging at home. I also love to hunt, fish, surf and read history books. I am a proud history buff. If history has taught us anything, it is to be kind to others and give back. In this civic-minded fashion, I am a Lion's Club member, a Local Mason, Marine Corps League Bangor Member and proud volunteer at school.

    Being genuine to your fellow man or woman is what I cherish most about Darling's Auto. This town has been kind to me, so with every vehicle it is my responsibility to give back to my community. I truly enjoy taking care of people. There is no greater feeling then walking into work with the people I love doing what I love. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Paul Fickett
    Sales Representative at Darling's Chevy

    I was born a Downeaster raised in Winter Harbor, Maine. My career has given me many adventures working at Maine beer distributors, a brewery, a media company and landscaping. This gave me my big break and experience to work at Darling's in 2019.

    I call home to Ellsworth now with my three incredible boys, Jon, Kyle and Liam. Away from the dealership, I spend most of the time hanging with my kids. One of our favorite activities is cheering on our New England sports teams: the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox. I also enjoy some quiet time Fishing, Hiking and Hunting at Eagle Lake.

    My goal with every vehicle is to give the best customer service possible. Working at Darling's, I am surrounded by good genuine people who care about each other. This makes it easy to give the same level of respect and kindness to my customers. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • PJ Davis
    Sales Representative at Darling's Chevy

    I am a Mainer raised in Sullivan, Maine. I graduated with sports scholarships to several universities, but decided the pay was better to work in the local fishing industry. In my younger years, I worked as a lobsterman and harvested bloodworms. Needing a change of pace and lifestyle, I followed my second passion for vehicles and started at Darling's Auto Parts in 1982. I changed jobs in 1985 be-coming a Part's Manager at Colwell Diesel. Following my earlier roots, I became a Service Manager in 1987 for Morrison's Chevrolet. They seemed to like me at Morrison's and promoted me to a Sales Representative in 1992. In 2004, Chevrolet named me as one of the top sales representative with 406 happy customers. Darling's Auto Group took the Morrison's name 2012 and I could not be hap-pier. Since then I have met many customers, giving me great pride with every sale. 

    My pride extends to my community and family in my home of Ellsworth. I love giving back to my community as a local Shriner, Mason and former Board Chamber member. I am lucky enough to have my wonderful wife, Cindy, a Bengal cat named Arrow, a grown son, Chris, and daughter, Steph-anie, and two granddaughters, Kaylie and Paisley who have given me many new adventures. My son an Air Force Staff Sargent has led me on many visits around the world, including Italy. When I am not adventuring with my family, I am at my second home at the Golf Course, my favorite being Bar Harbor Golf Course. My Darling's adventure is still one of my favorite though.

    Darling's does the little things for its employees and customers. The little things are the things people seem to miss these days it is nice to know there are still people that remember these things. In our world of hustle and bustle Darling's Auto, still stops to remember the small details of caring and community pride that bring people together. In the end, the little things will lead to big things, and big changes in people's lives. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Zach Sanchez
    Sales Representative at Darling's Chevy

    I am a born Mainer from Ellsworth, Maine. After graduating, I went into the military as a Cav Scout stationed mostly in El Paso, Texas for 4 years. I went home to Maine in 2016 where I gained experience in many jobs including working at a body shop, a blueberry harvester, Hammond lumber and others. One thing was missing with these jobs, sharing my passion for vehicles. I have always love vehicles and like to believe I eat, sleep and breathe them. This passion brought me to Darling's in 2019 as a Sales Representative.

    At home, I love to spend time with my family, pets and soon to be wife. I have a dog named Ally and a cat named Charlie. When I am not home, I can be found outdoors on fishing and hunting adventures. When the snow melts, I love to Drag Race my 1968 Chevy Truck on the Winterport Dragway.

    I love my Darling's adventure as Sales Representative because every day is unique. No customer is the same, and it is my job to find the best vehicle for the customer. I am proud to share my love of vehicles with each customer and be able to treat them like family, providing the best experience possible. Please feel free to reach out anytime. 

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  • Sandy Salsbury
    Finance Business Manager at Darling's Chevy

    For over forty-five years, I have worked, volunteered raised a family and more in the Ellsworth community.  Thirty-two of these years were in the banking industry from 1976 - 2008 starting out as a teller.  Working as a teller was just the beginning as I moved to loans and ended as the VP of Human Resources.  My skills as a banker serviced me well when I started with Morrison's Chevrolet in 2011 as receptionist and eventual Finance Manager at Darling's Chevrolet. 

    For 40 of those years and counting I have had my amazing husband by my side. We have become a family of two kids, two grand kids, a cat named Crawford, three grand cats and three grand dogs. I have also volunteered for many community organizations, most proudly 17 years as an Ellsworth Lioness. Out of the office, I enjoy me time at Bar Harbor Golf Course and family time at our camp on Beach Hill Pond.

    Darling's has been caring for its community since the beginning. It is never about a vehicle, but a person whether an employee or customer. I am proud to work every day giving back to the Ells-worth community, because Darling's cares for me. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Brittany Stanley
    Customer Care at Darling's Ellsworth

    My story began in Virginia and Maryland but eventually brought me to Maine where I have been now for the last 12 years. My career has led me to many fields with one thing staying consistent, customer service. I have worked in bookkeeping, accounting, banking, the food service industry, administrative assistant, and even a Notary Public.

     

    All of these experiences opened the door for me to become a Customer Care Representative at Darling's. When I am not caring for our customers here at Darling's, I am caring for my four children, three boys and one girl. We spend most of our time at home playing, running to different events, or cuddling up having a movie night.  When I have free time I can usually be found with friends shooting some pool, playing some cribbage, taking photos, and when the weather is warm enjoying the outdoors.

     

    I am proud to call Darling's my second home. Everyone cares for each other at this company, just like family. In the same way, I enjoy sharing this sense of caring for my customers as I do my own family. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

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  • Rebecca Campbell
    BDC Sales Team Leader at Darling's Ellsworth

    I love providing the best customer experience to my customers. I gained a wealth of knowledge in the customer care field. My work within the up and coming internet department gave me great skills at online customer care. Eventually this experience led me becoming an online Customer Care Representative within the auto industry.

    After thirteen years in this industry I found the perfect job closer to home in customer care at Darling's in Ellsworth. When I'm not focused on the best customer experience I enjoy my time with my wonderful husband. We enjoy the little things like relaxing at home, motorcycling, walking or hiking.  

    I must admit, I love my job. Darling's has a down home family atmosphere with a vision of giving the best customer experience. The experience is based on a shared vision of wanting the best for every customer. It is this experience that I am proud to share with my customer experience. If you have any questions about vehicles feel free to submit an online inquiry or give me a call directly anytime.

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  • Angel Sukeforth
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Chevy

    I am a proud Mainer born and raised in Orland, Maine. After graduating, I followed my passion for vehicles attending EMCC studying Automotive. My career began at Morrison's Chevrolet in 2003 as an Automotive Technician. Then in 2006, I went to the front line of service as Team Service Manager for Darling's Chevrolet.

    I now live in Bucksport with my family of my wonderful husband, 2 boys, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 5 goats, pig and guinea pig. We love cheering on our favorite Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots teams, camping wherever the road takes us, relaxing on our boat at Toddy Pond or driving my 2016 blue Chevrolet Camaro. I also enjoy volunteering as a volunteer firefighter for the Orland Fire Department, Bucksport Little League volunteer and Bucksport Youth Football Volunteer.

    Working for Darling's is more than just working customer service. We are a family that gives back to our community. I am proud to give back this spirit of caring in taking care of service customers. Vehicle service can be stressful and I will do my best to treat everyone just like family with caring and kindness. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.


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  • Mike Ellis
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Chevy

    I have been a car guy since the beginning, growing up in Skowhegan, Maine. After graduating, I at-tended Eastern Maine Technical College for Automotive Technology. Morrison's Chevrolet gave me a chance hiring me as an Automotive Tech. I put my tech skills to work in the front end in 2007 as a Team Service Manager. 

    Outside of work, I spend time at home or enjoying the outdoors. My wonderful wife Theresa, two boys, one dog and two cats enjoy the home life in Bucksport. Our outdoor adventures consist of hik-ing, 4 wheeling and more. I also love Hunting and Fishing at my secret Maine location. 

    At work I am always smiling, I think it has something to do with the great company and customers. Bringing a vehicle in for service can be an anxious experience, especially if you do not know what is going on with your vehicle.  I take great pride in making sure every vehicle is treated like my own, ensuring no details are missed. One thing I promise is to treat you and your vehicle with the upmost care and respect in every visit. Feel free to reach out anytime. 

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  • Matt Rowe
    Lead Counter Person at Darling's Chevy

    I have been a motor head since the beginning growing up in Brewer, Maine. My work has lead me to every aspect of gears from sales to service to parts.  Prior to working at a car dealership, I worked parts and sales at Friend & Friend. I began in 1998 at Morrison's Chevrolet dealership. 

    Darling's is my home now and I love working with all the gears and parts galore as Lead Counter Person.  Eddington is my home now where I enjoy my time with my Suzuki motorcycle and volunteering with both the local Shriners and Masons. 

    I am most happy when I am on the backroads with my motorcycle or spending time with my work family. I'm lucky to have an incredible team who inspires me every day. Darling's cares about my motor head obsessions, and me. This is what I give back to my customers each day. Feel free to stop by anytime to talk motors, parts and more.

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  • Nick Grant
    Parts Advisor at Darling's Chevy

    Engines and parts have always been a lifelong love. I grew up in Columbia Falls, Maine where I learned the engine world at Hancock County Technical School, studying Automotive Technology. Since then I have worked in Parts for various businesses in the Ellsworth area. I am lucky to have joined Darling's in 2017 putting my parts knowledge to good use with the great team at Chevy. 

    My world turned upside down in the best way in September of 2017 when my wife had twins! My wife Stacey and I could not be happier to have Landen and Elizabeth in our lives, but are still waiting to catch up on some sleep. We live in Sullivan near Flanders pond and can often be found staying close to home with the family. When I do have some free time I'm most often found working on vehicles in the garage or making our yard look nice.  Before the kids, I also enjoyed ATVing. Perhaps someday I will get back on the ATV trails.

    People that care is not heard very often in the Auto Industry. At Darling's I have found the most car-ing people, I have ever met. It is a bit cheesy, but at Darling's they know you by name, and that is special. My job is to help customers put their vehicles back together as soon as possible, with the correct parts. If I do not already know you by name feel free to give me a call and talk parts.

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  • Lance Quinn
    General Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am a born and raised Mainer from the Gardiner area. After graduating, I attended The University of Maine studying business. I went on to start my sales career at Circuit City in Bangor and found my calling. I loved to provide the best customer experience to everyone and moved to vehicle sales in 2000 in the Augusta area. I worked for nine years at various dealerships in both Sales and Finance. I found my home in 2009 as Finance Manager for Darling's Augusta. My experience led me to become Sales Manager and eventual General Manager. 

    I am still proud to call the Gardiner area home with my wonderful wife and kids.  I have two kids a son named Jack and a daughter named Lauren. Our life is hectic, but we have one great team. We are a sports family with multiple sports and coaching. My wife, Sarah is a nurse at Maine General and helps balance our world between games throughout the state and my coaching schedule. In my spare time, I coach my sons traveling basketball team and coach the Gardiner Fire Soccer Team.  We also have two dogs at home, Duncan a Pomapoo and Bear our Bernese mountain dog. When we do have free time as a family we are skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hanging out on the pon-toon boat at Cobbossee lake in the summer.

    Darling's is driven by more that business, it is truly driven by family. I am proud to work with a company that cares for me as much as my own family, it makes for a good work life balance. It is this sense of family that I promise to provide to every customer each and every day. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Jason Decker
    Sales Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am a born and raised Mainer originally from Phillips, Maine. I followed my father's footsteps and went to school at EMTC for Diesel and Hydraulics.  I quickly found this wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and switched to business. Business wasn't in the cards either and I went into the Navy. After my time here, I began my career in the car business working at Linnehans Auto in Ellsworth as a salesman. I moved from Linehans to Town Auto and caught the attention of the Manager at Darling's. He convinced me to become a part of the Darling's family in 2002. Here I stayed until needing a change in 2010 where I worked for Xerox as a Salesman. The printer business wasn't the same as Darling's and so I came back in 2011 to Darling's Augusta as a salesman. From 2012 to 2015 they trusted me as a Finance Manager and eventual sales Manager in 2015 where I am today.

     Now my home is in Monmouth where I live with my 4 fur children. I also have two awesome kiddos, Nichole and Tyson. My dogs are probably one of my best friends, I have one boxer/lab mix and the other three are long haired dachshunds. We enjoy as much time on our Pontoon boat in the summer, frequenting Cobbossee Lake and winters ice fishing. We also enjoy snuggling and watching local racing. I also love to support my community; one of my favorite volunteer opportunities is the yearly Giving Tree at the Augusta Children's Center.

     Honestly, Darling's is an amazing company and I am glad they took a chance on me. I LOVE the incredible team I work with every day. It's this team that make the difference, we are a team of community drive "family" dedicated to providing the BEST customer experience to everyone that walks through the door. Yes, it is corny, but it is true that Darling's is unlike any other dealership because they care for everyone. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. 

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  • Jim Engelhardt
    Sales Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am a born Mainer proudly raised in Pittsfield, Maine. After graduation from MCI High School I went on to travel the world for six years in the Air Force. One of my favorite places to travel was Holland. After my travels, I came back and worked as a Sales Representative for a tire service equipment company in Auburn.  I started in the car business in 1992 in Bangor. I found my forever home in the car business at Darling's in 1999. Darling's purchased the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Hyundai in 2007 where I am now a sales Manager. I am proud to be a member of Darling's team for over 20 years.   

    My home is on the Lake in China, Maine with my incredible family. I am grateful to have four very smart children, a daughter and three sons. For 15 years and counting I am lucky to have found my other half, Melody. Our home is filled with laughter, family, our two dogs Mia and Bruzzer and our guinea pig, Chewy.  When I'm not fixing up the house I enjoy my time out on the boat.  My summers are spent cruising down the river starting in Gardiner. When I need some me time I enjoy a good shooting challenge at Capital City Rifle Range. 

    Darling's is more than just a place to work; it is a community of kindness. Everyone truly is fami-ly from employees to customers in a welcoming environment. My job is to help everyone achieve his or her goals. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Gary Mitchell
    Sales Representative at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer born and raised in Waterville, Maine. After graduating, I enlisted in the Navy as a Boatswain's mate for four years. After my time in the Navy, I studied at KVTC now called KVCC. I had a passion for people and cars, which led me to my first career as a Sales Representative for a local dealership. After 10 years, I needed a change in 2001 and began work in construction field. I missed my passion and was encouraged to join Darling's in 2014.

    My home is Winslow now where I love adventuring with my bright, incredible adopted daughter, Makayla.  Makalya brightens my world, at the age of four; she required a new set of lungs and through it all, she persisted with such heart. Our little world is not perfect, but we love spending time at home with our Blue Nosed Pit bull, named Dallas. Our adventures include most anything outdoors, including 4 wheeling or snow tubing.  I am also a huge sports fan cheering on the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and the Dallas Cowboys!

    I am so thankful for Darling's Auto Group; they are the most genuine company I have ever met. So many good, kind people here continue to support my customers and myself. It is my pleasure to provide a genuine, wonderful experience for anyone that walks through the Darling's door. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Jake Murray
    Sales Representative at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer, born and raised in Waterville. After graduation, I attended the University of Maine and Kennebec Valley Community College studying business management.  After graduating, I fol-lowed my passion for vehicles and helping people starting at Darling's as a Sales Representative in June 2018. 

    My home is Belgrade now where I live with my Golden Retriever, Winnie. Outside the office, I love the outdoors. My favorite adventures spots include Acadia National Park, Old Orchard Beach and the Old Port. When the weather is nice, I am on back roads traveling the state on my Yamaha R1 motorcycle.

    I am proud to work at Darling's Auto Group. Since I started, I quickly became a part of the family, with wonderful coworkers and amazing customers. Each day I am able to give my best for my cus-tomers knowing genuine people support me. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Jeff Joler
    Sales Representative at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer born and raised in Smithfield, Maine. After graduation, I attended some schooling, but eventually landed in the work force starting at a lumberyard in Waterville. I worked various jobs including delivering furniture to working at a grocer until 2001 when I found my passion at a dealership. I always found vehicles very interesting and was happy to find my niche. I worked at various dealerships until finding my family at Darling's where I have been for over 10 years.

    Winslow is my home now, where I live with my wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters, Sierra and Savana. My wife, Holly and I have been together for over 25 years, married in 1993.  We love our family time at the beach with our yellow lab, Jake.  Our beach spots include Old Orchard and Reed Beach. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering with the Knights of Columbus in Fairfield where I have been a member for over 16 years. When I do need some me time I love projects including, home improvement, automobiles, and restoring boats. I also love to distress by recreational shooting.

    I have so much fun working at Darling's Augusta. The company reputation of kindness towards all makes me feel so good about the work I do. I am proud to help my customers achieve their goals, to ensure their money is well spent. To me, it is more than a vehicle purchase; it is about lasting relationships with my community. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Josh Larsen
    Sales Representative at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer born and raised in Winslow, Maine. After graduation, I attended UNE receiving a degree in Sports Management in 2016. I began the in the work force as a Sales Representative at U.S. Cellular in Gardiner. My father, a long time Darling's employee had always encouraged me to check out the company. I had been around cars my whole life, but did not have the itch to follow the footsteps of my father. I finally gave Darling's a chance in 2017 and could not be happier!

    I live in the Augusta area now where I spend my time with friends as much as possible. Sports are still a huge part of my life and play intramural sports whenever possible. My favorite times are on the ice playing hockey where I played for 20 years and counting. My friends and I enjoy hanging out in the Old Port cheering on our New England Sports teams!

    I am so thankful I gave Darling's a chance, they are always there for you. To me, the Darling's difference is in how people are treated. It is an environment of trust and transparency, which makes a rock star team for employees and customers. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Paul Watson
    Sales Representative at Darling's Augusta

    I am a born Mainer raised in Brunswick, Maine the baby of my family of 5 kids. My life has taken me on many great adventures so far. After graduation I was a lobster fisherman until serving in the United States Navy where I was a cook on a submarine ending up in Virginia. After my time in the Navy I began in the car business in Virginia Beach in 1995.  I was missing my family and the Maine outdoors and came home to Maine in 2000 where I continued in the car business. My experiences led me to a home at Darling's in Augusta in 2008. 

    My home is Pittston now where I live with my best friend, my 12 year old German Short Haired Pointer, Braelyn. Braelyn and I enjoy hunting and fishing together at our favorite spot, the Allagash. When I need some me time, I love to golf in the summer and escape to somewhere warm, like Aruba in late winter.  

    I have been in the business for almost 25 years now and I am lucky to be working for Darling's. You learn a lot about the car business in that time and I am proud to have found Darling's. The difference is everyone is honest and upfront from employees to customers. Everyone is treated with respect and I am so glad to provide the best experience to everyone. Feel free to reach out anytime. 

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  • Ted Hatheway
    Sales Representative at Darling's Augusta

    I grew up a Mainer from North Anson. After attending UMFK for Secondary Education in Math and Science, I put my skills to good use at my father's auto shop. I had grown up twisting wrenches and it felt like where I was supposed to be. Through the years, I worked in various parts of the industry in parts, the shop, and even driver until I found my home as a vehicles sales representative in 2003. I worked at many different dealerships in the Augusta area for over ten years until I found my home at Darling's in April of 2016.

    My home is West Gardiner now where I live with my little family. I am lucky to have two-step daughters, Brooklyn, Sydney, and a daughter Charlotte. My family is my happy place outside the office. I also love the outdoors, hiking, fishing, hunting camping and more. My favorite seasonal activities are Skiing Sugarloaf in the winter and Disk Golf in the summer. 

    Darling's is a caring company from the top down, and I am lucky to be here. Every vehicle is more than just a sale to me; it is about building the Darling's family. I want every customer to have a hassle free experience and share their experience with their family for generations to come. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Tim Hachey
    Sales Representative at Darling's Augusta

    My story began growing up in Farmingdale, Maine. Long before the hit series C.S.I I was dreaming of being a criminologist and went. to college at USM for criminology. I used my degree and became a Manager at Hannaford. After Hannaford I worked in food service sales. During all of this my uncle was in the car business since 1964 and kept encouraging me to check it out. I finally agreed to give it a go as a salesman for several dealerships in the Augusta area. Word had gotten around and Darling's asked me to become a part of the family on May 17th, 2007. I never realized how good it felt to be a part of a company that cared until that day.

    I'm still in Farmingdale after all the years, purchasing the home beside my parents to care for them. At home my family is filled with two awesome dogs named Abbie and Tedy after the football player. When I have time I try and adventure outdoors as much as possible, fishing and boating on the Kennebec River or Popham Beach.

    It's been an incredible journey working for Darling's. I have found a company filled with support for everyone, from employees to customers and community. I am proud to have supported my community through the Chrysler Drive For the Kids campaign and more. It is an honor to serve and support my customers daily for them to become part of the caring Darling's family. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Jon Condon
    Finance Manager at Darling's Augusta

    Just a Mainer born and raised in Fairfield, Maine. After graduation, I attended the University of Southern Maine receiving my degree in Business Management. I put my degree to good use and be-gan my career as a Manager for New Balance shoes. Since then I gained experience in the business and finance at GM Pollock, Central Maine Motors, and New Dimensions Federal Credit Union before starting at Darling's in Augusta. Prior to finding my Darling's family in July of 2018, I worked at North Country Harley in Augusta as a Finance Manager.

    My home is Belfast now where I live with my amazing wife Katelyn and our little family. Our family has grown to include our sweet girl Alice, a cat named Boca, a cat named Cat and a cat named Ana-kin. When we have free time we love to spend time together, boating, hiking, golfing and enjoying classic rock concerts at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion! I also love volunteering to coach soccer at Central Maine United.

    I absolutely love working for Darling's Auto. It is rare you find a job that is super fun to work at eve-ry day. Our team is awesome in how well we work together to ensure our customers feel welcome. Finance is not always a fun subject when buying a vehicle. It is my goal to ensure my customers have and comfortable buying experience, because I will never forget how scary large purchases can be. Feel free to call me anytime with any questions.

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  • Nate Marquis
    Finance Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer born and raised in Sydney. Dealerships were a part of growing up, as my father was a Bureau of Motor Vehicles Investigator. After graduating, I studied Business at Thomas College at night while working my days as a Sales Representative for some local dealerships.  I was 19 at the time when I would admire the Finance Manager at the dealership. I watched, as customers were able to leave with their dream vehicle, because the Finance Manager worked for them. It was then that I found my dream job. At 19, I knew I needed more experience and kept working towards my business degrees until I was ready for Finance Manager. In that time, I worked in Real Estate with my father, the restaurant industry, a Buyer at Pine State Trading and sold vegetable seeds for Johnny's Seeds. After about 10 years, I it was time to have one job instead of three. I took the advice of my father to work at one of the best dealerships in the state and applied to Darling's. After 10 years, I landed my dream job as Finance Manager in 2016.

    My home is Waterville now and soon to be Oakland with my incredible family. My wife and I have two awesome kiddo. Our son, Parker, is obsessed with Monster Trucks and Dinosaurs while our daughter, Peyton, loves to dance. We also have a house filled with dogs. Our dogs include an Airedale Terrier named Oscar, an Australian Shepard Golden Doodle named Luca and a Shih Tzu named Millie. Outside the office, I enjoy gym time with my wife and outdoor adventuring with my family. We love to be outside and 4 wheel, dune buggy, hang out at the pool and more.

    My father was right, Darling's is the absolute best for their customers and their employees. My team is one big family whose goal is to help people. Buying a car should be a fun and enjoyable experience. It is my goal to help customers dream come true. I take such pride in working with the banks to give people a chance. No one has perfect credit, and no matter what the score says it's my goal to find a way. Let me find a way for your, feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Brandy Ireland
    Customer Care at Darling's Augusta

    I am a born and raised Mainer originally from the Augusta area.  After graduating, I attended cosmetology school and became a hairdresser. Needing a change of scenery, I worked for a local wood shop where I traveled all around the country. Eventually I needed a break from travel life and found my home at Darling's with a more steady schedule and no traveling!

    My home is Boothbay Harbor now where I live with my adorable fur babies. I have two baby pit bull mix dogs. When I am not spending time with my fur babies I am usually found fishing. I ice fish and smelt in the winter and fish in the summer. My favorite fishing spot is found on the Sheepscot River. I also love hanging out with friends at The Bench in Gardiner, Maine.

    The atmosphere of Darling's is unlike any organization I have worked with before. Everyone cares, and that makes for a remarkable place to work. Darling's goes above and beyond for its community. Our community of customers is treated with respect and caring for the best deal. In the end it is more than a vehicle purchase, it is about family. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.


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  • Dawn Lee
    Receptionist at Darling's Augusta

    I was born in Livermore Falls, Maine and adventured out of the state after graduation. My first ad-venture led me to New Hampshire where I moved to become a nanny. I moved again to Massachu-setts to work at a horse farm for my next great adventure. My adventures led me back to Maine where I worked as a shift leader for a local group home. A need for a job closer to home with better hours led me to Darling's in 2017 as a receptionist.

    My home is now Winthrop where I enjoy my time with my adorable son. Life is hectic with a son so I take my me time at the gym. However, my favorite place to be is home where I find adventure and relaxation with books when I am not spending time with my kiddo. My book love started with the Terry Goodkind novels and continue today with many great adventure novels.

    I've worked at many different types of organizations and am glad I found my home at Darling's. The team continues to support me and care for me daily. Life can get hectic and it's nice to know I have a caring place like Darling's behind me. The same care is what I am proud to provide to our customers each day. Please feel free to reach out anytime. 

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  • Cheyenne Paron
    Receptionist at Darling's Augusta

    I am a born and raised Mainer from Oakland, Maine.  I started my career as a CNA in Augusta. My path led me to gain experience in various customer service fields. Such fields including working at T-Mobile and Eye Care of Maine. Before coming to Darling's in 2019, I was working as a Nanny and needed a change of pace. I am glad I found my home at Darling's Auto.

    My home is Benton now where I live with my family. Our family includes my wonderful husband Dylan, our cats named Turbo and Fluff, and dog named Dixie. I love spending time with family and friends around the fire and adventuring outdoors. When I need some me time, I also love photog-raphy and freelance as a photographer for Central Maine Photography and my CParon photography business.

    I found a home at Darling's because I truly feel appreciated and part of the family.  The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, making it easy to feel a part of the family. It is my goal with every cus-tomer to feel welcome and part of the Darling's family. Feel free to reach out anytime. 

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  • Jason Witts
    Service Director at Darling's Augusta

    I grew up a Mainer from "The County" in Caribou, Maine. Vehicles have always been a passion of mine leading me to studying Automotive Tech at Northern Maine Technical College. I started my automotive career as a Vehicle Tech at a Chevy dealership in Gardiner, MA. Since then I have gained experience at other dealerships throughout Maine. These experiences led me to Darling's in 2001 as a Technician for Ford. I moved from Technician to the retail/wholesale parts counter at Ford and was then promoted from the parts department to warranty. In 2015 moved to a TSM role at Hyundai in Augusta.  Eventually I took over as Service Manager where I am proud to work today.

    My home is Dixmont now where I enjoy my time with my 4 kiddos, a daughter, son and twin baby girls. I love exploring the outdoors whether hiking, fishing, snow mobiling, or ATVing. I am also a huge race fan and can be found on the circle track. 

    Darling's is a very unique company. The company focus is never about the bottom line, the focus is on its people. Darling's cares about giving back to the community. It is this give back that I strive for everyday in creating an exceptional service experience. Each customer is unique, and I promise to use my service knowledge to provide an honest and caring experience for everyone.  Please feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Scott Kunesh
    Parts Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I grew up a proud Mainer from Union, Maine. I started my career with a love for vehicles at a dealership in Rockland as a parts guy. I had always loved vehicles and parts alike and felt like this was the world for me. I stayed in parts for 13 years until giving the body shop life a shot for 4 years. Missing my time in parts I started at Darling's in 2017 as a parts advisor. I am now a Parts Manager.

    My home is Liberty now where I live with my incredible wife, two kiddos, one dog and two cats. I love spending time with my family and hanging out at car shows. Outside the parts world I joined the National Street Rod Association in 2017 as the Maine State Advisor. 

    Darling's is my second family. The Darling's family is a great supporter of the things I care for most, family and community. It's this community caring that gives me such pride to be able to work here. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Devon Grenier
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am a proud Mainer born and raised in Winslow. After graduation, I had the opportunity to play Junior Hockey for 2 years in Boston. After hockey I worked for a small mom and pop auto shop

    Where I started small with oil changes and tires. After seven years, I gained more experience in the shop and took a chance at Darling's in 2016. At Darling's I began as a lube tech writer and was promoted to a Team Service Manager shortly after.

     

    My home is Belgrade now where I live with my awesome family. My wife Jordan, daughter Presley, son Jackson and our Chihuahua Bichon mix Teddy enjoy family time, boating and traveling. Our favorite spot to boat is on Messalonskee Lake. When I need some me time I can be found playing hockey twice a week or playing golf.

     

    I love working for Darling's Auto, it is still a mom and pop shop at heart. I enjoy coming to work every day to my work family. My co-workers genuinely care about their customers. I want to give back this kindness to my customers. Service can be stressful and I hope every customer experience ends with happiness and trust in Darling's service.

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  • Jakob French
    Parts Counter Person at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer, born and raised in the Augusta area. I always had a passion for Parts and started my career in the Parts Department at O'Reilly's Auto. Here I worked the Parts Counter for about 4 years. I found my parts home at Darling's in 2019 where I am a Parts Counter Person. 

    My home is Augusta where I live with my cat creatively named Cat. In the winter, I love to snow-mobile and fish. While in the summer, I fish my favorite spot on Webber Pond in Augusta, Maine.

    Darling's is my Parts home. My team is honest and supportive, something you do not see at other places. I am proud to work at Darling's and be able to find the perfect parts for customers. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. 

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  • John Storen
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Augusta

    John has been working at Darling's Ford VW Audi since he graduated from Nokomis High School. He began in the service department as a vehicle porter in the service drive-thru. From there he moved into a full time position in the reconditioning department and was then promoted to his current job as a service writer. John gladly took the opportunity to work in Augusta in 2018. Having come up through the ranks John has an appreciation for all aspects of the customer experience.

    He has great rapport with his customers and likes the family atmosphere at Darling's. John has been serving our customers since 2000.

    John currently resides in Carmel, Maine. He enjoys going to the gym and riding his motorcycle.

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  • Rene Brochu
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am an Augusta, Maine native born and raised. After graduation, I started in the workforce at Digital Equipment Corporation in Augusta. My career led me to work in various industries including floor-ing and construction before coming to Darling's in 2006. I had always liked cars and found my home at Darling's as a Team Service Manager.

    My home is still Augusta where I live with my great family. My family includes my wife, Katie and our two girls, Madeleine and Alison. We also have 3 cats. Outside the dealership, I love anything out-doors. No matter the season the outdoors is my happy place, from ATVing, Boating, snowmobiling and more. 

    I am so proud to work for Darling's Auto. The company is filled with genuinely good people. My coworkers and I are treated well, which makes it easy to provide the best customer service. Feel free to reach out anytime. 

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  • Alicia Collins
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am a native Mainer, growing up in the Bath area. My journey took me to gain experience in many different industries before joining the team at Darling's in 2019. I have worked in Real Estate, as a Sales Manager at Pepsi, as a Manager at Shaw's Supermarket and more. Amidst it all, I attended New England Bible College graduating with my Ministry Degree. My experience as a Progressive Claims agent, and insurance adjuster gave me the most experience in my current Team Service Manager role at Darling's Augusta Body Shop. Prior to starting at Darling's I was an independent insurance adjuster, meaning travel across the state daily. It was time to be closer to work. I was encouraged by a Darling's employee to apply as he felt I was the right fit for the body shop.

    Today my home is Sydney where I live with my wonderful husband Lewis and our 2 cats, Bob and Ginny. I am also proud step mom to two fantastic women. Outside the body shop, I love to give back to my community as much as possible. I am a proud supporter of James Place Recovery Housing in Augusta and current board member. Besides James Place I try and volunteer as much as possible, such as the Trek Across Maine and the Travis Mills Foundation. When I am not volunteering, I enjoy my time with family and adventuring the state. I love hiking Katahdin, hiking the tall peaks of Maine, cycling, running, working out, kayaking and more. 

    Giving back to the community is a huge part of my life and one of the reasons I am most proud of my work at Darling's. Darling's believes at its core in making a difference in the community. It is never about profit, it is about helping people. This makes it so worthwhile to me because every day I feel supported in knowing my work is truly giving back to my community. I take great pride in my experience with insurance, because in a body shop this knowledge is so critical in providing the best customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. 

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  • Liz Amelotte
    Parts Counter Person at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer born and raised in Winslow. After graduation, I started my career in the Parts business at O'Reilly Auto Parts. I found a passion for parts helping customers here until 2016. In March of 2016, I joined the Darling's family as a Parts Counter Person. 

    My home is Augusta now where I live with my fur babies. I currently have 3 dogs, a poodle mix named Milo, a Boxer/Pit bull named Leo and a Boxer/Pit bull named Starla. Outside of work I enjoy my time with my fur babies and enjoy being active. I can usually be found outside Hiking or inside at my local gym. My favorite hikes are in the Rangeley Lakes area. I am also a Jeep girl and can be found adventuring in my 2017 Jeep Renegade.

    I am so grateful for my Darling's family. It is more than a business here; we are a place where em-ployees and customers come first. That is the difference at Darling's, people care and want to pro-vide the best experience for all. It is my goal to provide more than parts, but knowledge to custom-ers to be sure the part is the best fit for the job. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Nathan Parlin
    Porter at Darling's Augusta

    I am a Mainer, born and raised in the Augusta area. I started in the workforce as a line cook at Texas Roadhouse.  Needing something different, I joined the Darling's team in 2018.

     

    My home is Augusta where I enjoy my passion for sports. Outside the dealership I enjoy lifting at the YMCA and shooting hoops. At home, I love to cheer my favorite teams on including the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Celtics.

     

    I love working for Darling's, it's the people that matter most. My team is incredibly supportive and are always there for my customers and me. It am proud to be a part of such a great team! Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Tyler Hardy
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Augusta

    I am not a born Mainer, but more of a transplant to Maine. I was raised in Rhode Island until my sen-ior year of high school when my parents moved to Winslow, Maine. During my senior year I worked at Cappza's pizza in Waterville where I continue to work while I attended Kennebec Valley Commu-nity College. In 2017, I started working at Darling's as a porter. The team gave me a shot and cross-trained to become an Assistant Team Service Manager and eventual Team Service Manager where I work today. 

    My home is West Gardiner now where I live with my incredible wife Michaela and our dog Rose. Outside the office I love spending with my family and enjoying the outdoors. I enjoy Skiing Sugar-loaf or Sunday River in the winter. When the snow melts, I shift gears to golfing or riding the state on my motorcycle.

    I am incredibly appreciative of Darling's. Everyone is family at the company, from employees to customers. There is a Darling's vibe of kindness and friendliness at the dealership. Service appoint-ments can be stressful for customers at points, so it is comforting to be able to share a friendly expe-rience. It is my goal ensure every customer has a friendly and enjoyable service experience. Feel free to reach out to me anytime

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  • Pam Blanchard
    Assistant General Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    Hello, I am Mainer at heart, hardworking, passionate and driven to give back to my community. I was born in Bar Harbor and grew up in Ellsworth, Maine with strong ties to the fishing industry. My father is a 50 year lobster fisherman and boat builder. I love this community and everything it represents, I stayed in this area my whole life and proudly began my career at Darling's Automall in January of 1995 as Business Manager. In this position my customers were everything and so I received Finance and Insurance training from Universal Underwriters Group in September of the same year. 



    I continued to provide a first class customer experience based on building a solid reputation with many banks, credit unions and finance companies which allowed me to advocate for my customers. My passion grew and I was promoted to General Sales Manager in 2014. Two years later in January of 2016 I was promoted again to Assistant General Manager. In this position I'm continuing my education to better serve my customers taking part in a 4 day comprehensive Cardone Training Seminar and am enrolled in the National Automobile Dealers Association Academy. Both of these trainings will allow me to become better educated within all aspects of the dealership to better serve my customers, and be on top of industry trends. It's so important for me to put my best foot forward to give back to my community. 



    On my off time home is my happy place. My home includes my husband, Todd, two horses and two dogs.  My "big dogs" aka my horses Diesel and Sassy are happy as can be in the pasture.  The dogs, Josie and Shelby, enjoy our time in the Moosehead Lake Region and Toddy Pond where we camp, boat and ride our bikes. I am also a proud mom to two grown children and "Mimi" to two beautiful grandbabies who are 3 and 1 years old! 





    Working for Darling's I've found the difference is always making the customer top priority, treating them how I would want to be treated. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime because YOU are #1 in my book!

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  • Darren Taylor
    General Sales Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am a man who always has the glass half full and wakes up most days with a smile. I grew up in Ellsworth, Maine. After graduating like every great young kid I wanted to become a radio personality.

    The life of a radio man wasn't what my future held as I began my next journey as a salesman for Morrison's Chevrolet in 1993. I flourished at Morrison's moving up to an F&I Manager and ultimately a sales manger in 2014. I loved my work and my life, but I was missing something in my world. I met my amazing wife, Camille, in 2008 and married her in 2010, I couldn't let this one get away. We've grown our lives together and I couldn't be happier. My hard work paid off and was promoted to General Sales Manager at Darling's Auto Mall in 2019.

    At home we have 3 dogs, Max, Lexi, and Beatrice. Together we relax at home or on the boat at Beech Hill Pond. Camille and I also enjoy site seeing around the area while riding our motorcycles. Outside home and work life I take great pride in my community serving as a local Shriner since 1996 and and active mason for Lygonea Lodge #40 since 1994. I'm proud to have become a Senior Decon in the Masons.

    Every morning I'm lucky enough to walk into work with a smile because I love my job.  Darling's takes great care of our employees and most importantly our customers. This makes it easy to come into work knowing I am making a difference, the Darling's difference. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.


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  • Tom Wheeler
    Sales Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    The beauty of Downeast Maine has drawn my family for generations. I grew up in East Hampton, CT and moved with my family to Hancock, Maine in 1974.  My grandfather and my family would vacation here, so it was only fitting for my grandfather to settle here after his retirement from GM. My family followed in the move and I became an official Mainer. I hiked, fished swam, ran and explored the area and promised myself never to leave. I went to school for electronics at EMCC and soon found the closest job in this field was in New Hampshire. I made the decision to keep to my promise and stay local. I worked various jobs from Bartender to Banker and eventually found I job I loved with Cars at Morrison's Chevrolet in 1987.  It seemed only fitting to take the job with my love of cars and inspiration from a grandfather at GM and a father with a passion for car shows. I worked just about every job there from rental to becoming Sales Manager in 1999.




    In 2017 I proudly moved from my time at Chevy to Sales Manager at Darling's Automall.  Amidst all of this I found my beautiful wife, a local girl all grown up. Lona and I were married and now have an awesome son named Lucas. We built our dream home on Donnell's Pond in Franklin and live an adventurous and wonderful Downeast life. Living on the water we love spending time exploring wether hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking or running. When I'm not at home I give back to this community as much as possible. I remember growing up and seeing local businessmen caring for the community by volunteering and coaching and so at 19 I started to do the same. I started by coaching soccer at the YMCA. Today I'm on countless committees and local boards doing as much as I can to support the community. Some of my favorite involvement is with the Chamber Board on the Finance and Executive Committee, The Board of Acadia Fire, The Chef's Gala Committee and the Schoodic Scramble Committee which are both fundraisers for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital . With what time is left in my world I enjoy relaxing with fitness including running, tennis, skiing and golf. In my younger years I proudly ran the Boston Marathon and the Run to Home Base in Boston. 



    Everything I do at home or at the office is to better the world around me. I'm proud of this community and want to see it flourish for generations. Darling's community giveback fits so well with this and I'm proud to work here. I know the work I do everyday helps my friends and neighbors, and for that I am grateful. Please feel free to reach out if you need anything.

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  • Alex Giosia
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    Hey, I'm Alex and I was born a Jersey boy. I was born in New Jersey until about 8 years old when my family followed my grandmother and moved to Orland, Maine. I grew up a Mainer playing sports for Bucksport High School and spending time with my friends.

    After school I worked various grunt work jobs and needed something a little different.

    I always liked learning about sales so I joined the Darling's team in 2015.



    Today I'm still in Orland living in the old house my grandmother first bought when she moved to Maine, not far from my family.  At work I'm proud to be certified in Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, GMC and Buick. The more I can learn about these vehicles the better I can find the vehicle that works best for the customer. My goal is to find the best vehicle for my customers and hopefully create a lifelong friendship along the way.



    Outside the office I am currently enrolled in SNHU for my online business degree. When I do have free time I love watching or playing sports and music.

    While I don't play as often as I used to I love shooting hoops with my friends. Though I'm a fan of the Patriots I will admit to being a Phillies fan. My friends and I enjoy watching games and catching up at Season's and Hero's in Bangor. I also love music and concerts. One of my more recent favorites is seeing Dropkick Murphys in Bangor, Maine. Whatever life brings me it's my Ram that drives me with a powerful engine and great interior, perfect for a Maine winter. Besides that it's coffee and red bull that keeps me going, I can't go a day without caffeine! 



    I take great pride in wanting to help someone out, something we all share at Darling's. The Darling's go out of their way to help the customer and their employees, not because they have to but because they care. Please feel free to reach out if you need anything, I'm here to help.

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  • Buddy Norwood
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    I grew up near the Ocean in Trenton, Maine with mechanics and automotive in my blood. At the age of ten my father let me work in his mechanic shop, and before you knew it I had my own car to work on at about fourteen. That car is my 1989 Chevrolet Camaro, a dream car to fix up and be mine. Automotive stayed in my blood and I went to vocational school for Automotive Tech. 



    Since then I've worked at various shops around the Bar Harbor area, bought and sold lobsters and even did some lobstering myself to help pay for my wedding. My wife, Sarah and I were married, had our first child and I started at Darling's all around the same period. Our family grew and Darling's was the perfect fit for my new little family. My family is my world, especially my little girl, Aubree Jean. Most of my time is spent with them,  in particular Sunday's as we call it our Family Day. When I do have some me time my favorite hobby is drag racing my Camaro, after all these years I still have it! We've won a few Car Shows but I'd rather be racing in Winterport on a beautiful Maine summer day. 



    After years of working on many different types of vehicles I'm happy to work at Darling's with my most trusted vehicle brand, GM. I've had around ten GM vehicles and have been so impressed with GM's quality and craftsmanship.  Everyday it is heart warming to match a vehicle to the perfect owner. I feel so proud when I hear a customers story. I look forward to listening to your story to find the perfect vehicle. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.


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  • Gary Seavey
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    I'm a bit of an oddball here at the dealership. I didn't grow up with a passion to drive or a love for everything car related. I am driven to help people, it's who I've always been. I grew up in the MDI area, specifically Tremont in the village of Sea Cove. During summer vacations my dad got me a job at Jackson Laboratory. After graduation I worked full time until a job as Material Supervisor became available. I had a great job, grew my family and stayed for 28 years. In 2013 I decided to find my next adventure.



    My wonderful daughter let me work with her for a bit at her business. She makes handcrafted handbags from sailing materials, float rope in particular. She let me run the store in Bar Harbor. I was quite the salesman at selling purses and clutches, but I still needed something different. My wife had always joked that I could be a good car salesman. She was right and I started at Darling's in 2015.



    My life so far has had many adventures, three of those adventures are my proudest. My two daughters, my son and my grandson are the best part of my world. My world outside of the office revolves around my sons love of baseball and my beautiful wife. My son, Jack plays baseball year round and I do my best to catch every game! When we are not cheering on Jack my wife and I enjoy our cruises to the Eastern Caribbean and enjoying a local meal at our favorite Bar Harbor Restaurants, Kebo Golf Club or Rosalies Pizza. I also enjoy golfing in the summer, traveling, playing with my Pug Lubu and my lab puppy named Cruz.



    I absolutely love what I do because it is so different everyday. I take great pride in helping people, it's never about the bottom line but being able to take care of people. I remember how I felt when I bought my vehicles from Darling's. It is this exceptional experience that I want to give to every customer, because we all deserve to be taken care of. I am certified in all the vehicles I sell and do my best to be on top of the technical questions to assure the answer to every vehicle question.



    I want to help everyone find a vehicle wether it's your first or fifth vehicle. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime and I would be happy to find the right vehicle to fit your life.

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  • Mike Alteri
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    Hi, I'm Mike and I am a man of the sea. I grew up in Syracuse, New York. In 1976 I found the sea and proudly joined the United States Navy. For 20 years the navy brought me near and far stationed in Winter Harbor, ME, Scotland, England, Korea and Massachusetts. I proudly retired as a Chief on board the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor.  My wife and I settled in her home town of Franklin, ME and I began my second career at Darling's. 



    My wife Beverly and I have been together for 38 wonderful years.  We have 3 amazing children Andrew, Philip and Danielle. They're all grown up now and have given us several amazing grandkids. Amidst all of this we have 3 dogs, and 2 birds. The dogs are named Apollo, Toby and Sitka. 



    My family and I enjoy spending time together with our outdoor lifestyle around our little pond. At our pond we boat, swim, fish, ATV. Last summer I even tried Stand Up Paddle boarding! When we aren't at the pond I grab my Jeep and head to my favorite spot at Schoodic Point. 

    Jeep has to be my favorite brand I sell because it fits my outdoor lifestyle, along with many other Mainers. When we can't get outside I can be found rocking out on my guitar to good old rock songs.  Currently I am also a proud supporter of Veterans as the Board of Director for the Franklin Veteran's Club.





    I've been with Darlings for 19 years and counting!  I wake up each morning knowing this company is there to support me and my community, it's unlike any other dealership. It's a more personal way of doing business and I'm proud to represent such a local company.



    Feel free to call me anytime to chat vehicles or share a good Jeep story!


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  • Michael Freedman
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    While I didn't grow up here I found my home in Hancock County. I've worked in car sales for a good portion of my life. For 10 years and counting I've worked at Darling's in Ellsworth, starting in 2008. Outside the office my happy place is the ocean where I enjoy sailing.



    My customers are my priority and I am focused on providing the most vehicle knowledge I can to be as honest and transparent as possible. Buying a car is a big decision and it's my goal to be sure the customer knows they are making the best decision for them.  



    Please feel free to reach out to me anytime and I will find the best vehicle for you!

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  • Mike Hill
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am a proud Mainer born and raised in Skowhegan. After falling in love with my one and only Sheri at Husson University, we started our lives together in the Bangor area. Sheri worked as an Administrative Assistant for the ROTC at the University of Maine.  While I started working at North Country Management Group DBA Burger King, beginning as a restaurant manager and eventually Director of Operations for eight Burger Kings in Maine. These locations included Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton, Calais, Ellsworth, Rockland, Bangor and Orono, Maine. During this time we raised two incredible children, Christopher and Brittany. Christopher now works as an Assistant Chief Engineer at NASA and Brittany is Critical Care Nurse at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. Needless to say, we're incredibly proud of our kiddos! After 35 years working for Burger King I decided to finally land my dream job as a car salesman. I started on Oct, 12th 2014 and have never looked back! 



    I truly love this company and my customers. The Darling's organization is like no other. The Darling's family go out of their way to make every employee feel appreciated starting day one.  This appreciation shines through to the customers.



    My customers are my favorite part of this job. I'm proud to say my customers have given me positive reviews for three years and growing on dealerrater.com. This means I am a certified employee with dealer rater with a 100% satisfaction rate!! I LOVE my customers and believe each person has their own story to share. The best part of my job is being able to listen to each customers story to find the perfect vehicle to continue their life story. 



    Outside the dealership my life story revolves around my family.  My wife and I enjoy our tradition of a two mile walk each day. We also continue to share our love of traveling with various cruises since the early 1980's, always to somewhere warm!



    When I'm not spending time with my family I enjoy giving back to my community. I am a proud Extraordinaire Minister for twenty eight years at St. Paul the Apostle Parish.  In my career I've had the pleasure of also working on various school, parish and chamber boards. Most importantly though is my support for cancer research, something most everyone can relate to.



    Please feel free to reach out to me anytime and I look forward to sharing your story!


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  • Paris Calor
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    I'm a born downeaster from East Machias, Maine. I grew up with a competitive spirit and went to college at the University of Maine for Physical Education and Health. After graduating I wanted to explore and found a job as a Stock Broker in Atlanta, Georgia.  After a few years of city life I wanted to be back near home and became a financial planner in Portland, Maine. This was still a little too far from home and eventually moved back downeast as a Phys Ed teacher in Jonesport as well as a real estate agent. In 2011 I needed a change and was encouraged to put my competitive nature to good use as a Sales Representative at Darling's. I started in 2011 and have loved every minute of it since then.



    Outside of the dealership my world revolves around my family and outdoors. My wonderful wife Kara and I were married in 2009 and now have two children, a boy and a girl. We also have two furry family members our little puggles, Buddy and Brownie. Family time is our favorite, whether fishing, kayaking, traveling or cheering on the Boston Red Sox. Our camp on Holbrook Pond is where some of our favorite family memories are made every year.



    Everyday at the dealership is different and this is why I love it here. The management cares and helps grow and train me and my fellow coworkers. It's this training that allows me to give the best experience to my customers.  It's more than a vehicle sale, it's about the customer finding something to keep their story going. I most enjoy the happiness found in first time car buyers or finding a vehicle that a customer didn't think was even possible. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. 

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  • Rebecca Wing
    Sales Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am a proud Mainer from up north as they say. I was raised in Lincoln, Maine and went to school for nursing at UMFK. Afterwords I found my niche in customer service at GM Pollack & Sons Jewelers. I've always enjoyed doing good for the people around me taking great pride in helping people. I moved to Ellsworth and continued my customer service as a representative at AT&T for six years. I had always heard of the great reputation of Darling's and took the opportunity to apply when I had the chance in 2018.



    Outside the dealership I enjoy exploring and relaxing. I try and treat myself for spa days to recharge for my customers. I also love to travel wherever it is warm! Some of my favorite warmer destinations include Texas, New Orleans, Florida or Puerto Rico.





    I love the reputation of Darling's as genuine dealership. Darling's takes great pride in taking care of their customers. This gives me so much pride in knowing I am helping people. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime!

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  • Matt McFarland
    Finance Business Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am a finance man by profession and a creative outside the office. My story begins in Sedgwick, Maine where I was born and raised. After graduating I studied business administration and investment services at New England College of Business and the University of Maine. My degree led me to a job as a teller in 2006 at Bangor Savings Bank and leaving in 2012 as part of the wealth management group. I needed a new adventure and started at Darling's Chevrolet shortly after as a salesman. Two and a half years later I started as a finance manager and haven't looked back.



    My world outside the office is filled with creativity, love and adventure. My wife, Victoria, and I enjoy adventuring with our two children at the beach on Patten Pond. My wife has gotten me into hunting and fishing, something I never thought I would enjoy.  I've always had a creative side enjoying music, art, and freelancing as a web guy. My love for music is proudly shared as the music director for Eggemoggin Baptist Church. Something I most enjoy is helping others, a quality that fits well with my job.



    Darling's is a company that cares for its employees and customers. I take great pride in helping shape a customers financial picture. Feel free to reach me anytime with finance questions or if you are stuck on a soduko puzzle, I am here to help. 

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  • Steve Steiner
    Finance Business Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    As the saying goes, I am a transplant to Maine. I was born and raised in Doylestown, Ohio. I fell in love with golf at 14 years old. I continued playing throughout my teenage years and eventually decided to make it a full time part of my life. I became the General Manager of a Golf Club in Ohio, but I wanted a little more golf in my world. My journey led me to Florida to attend the Golf Academy of America to earn an Associate degree in Golf Complex Operations. I have since obtained a Bachelor's of Business Management degree. Though sunny Florida was a great place to golf, a job opened up in Bangor, Maine as a Golf Professional for The Penobscot Valley Country Club. I worked as their Golf Pro until 2014. Maine became my home, but I needed more. I found what I was looking for when I became an F&I Manager at Darling's. 



    I love my job and the ability to help my customers. My office is not always fun or easy for the customer, as it is what I like to call "the necessary paperwork"  portion of the the sales process. It can be overwhelming to make decisions about warranties, financing, contracts, and insurance. I ensure this part of the process is completed accurately and in a timely manner so the customer can leave knowing their vehicle will be protected for its lifetime. 



    My time at work is very fulfilling, but outside the office I enjoy my time with my beautiful wife, Sara. We met in 2012 online and knew we wanted to spend our lives together pretty quickly, marrying in 2014. We enjoy traveling and being foodies, making sure to try new restaurants everywhere we go. Locally, we frequent Blaze in Bangor. We also enjoy time spent at a family camp on Swan Lake where we do nothing but relax, soak up the sun and admire the beauty of Maine.





    My job is customer-oriented and that brings everything into focus for me. Numbers aren't  always easy for people, but I do whatever possible to ensure a comfortable experience. Darling's, as a company, cares for everyone from upper management to those who plow the lots, and that's important to me. It's this love and care that I want to provide my customers. If you ever have questions involving numbers, don't hesitate to give me shout!

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  • Katie Seavey
    Office Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    My story began in Eastbrook, Maine. I was born and raised here and eventually found my way to a temp job at Darling's in January of 2003 as a Receptionist. Not long after I was hired full time as Office Manager



    I now live in Ellsworth with my two dogs and two chickens. The dogs, Silas and Charlie were both rescues and have found their forever happy place at my home. When I'm not at home I can be found at  Crossfit Breakwater or beaching it anywhere there is water. Crossfit has been a great driver for me to progress quickly at the gym and take out a bit of my competitive nature, it was one of those things I'd always wanted to do but was scared. Once I had the courage to take the first step it was an instant love. I can weirdly enough say I love burpees.



    At the dealership I tend to be known as the woman with the answers. I try and facilitate a good flow of information to make sure everything runs smoothly. I enjoy giving back to the community by facilitating bi-annual blood drives at the dealership. I've been here for many years and consider Darling's part of my family, down to earth and incredibly caring. I would love to try and answer any questions you may have, I may not always have the answer but I will do my best to figure it out.

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  • Ed Huntley
    Service Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am an East Machias born and raised Downeaster. I always had a passion for automative and trained at Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute for Automotive Technology in Presque Isle, Maine. I was lucky enough to find a job close to home as an Automotive Tech at Morrison's Chevrolet in Ellsworth. That was about 30 years ago and the name on the door may be Darling's now, but the roots remain the same.  I spent about 11 years as a tech and was asked to grow as Shop Foreman and eventually Service Manager. 



    I take great pride in giving back to my community to ensure the next generation is successful. In my career I've been on many vocational advisory boards for High Schools and Colleges in Maine and even New Hampshire, including EMCC. I do this to be sure vocational training is kept in schools and to train those that come after me correctly to be successful in their careers. 



    Outside the vocational world I also enjoy my work with the Lion's Club of Ellsworth and The Anah Temple Shriners of Bangor. I've been involved in both organizations for about 20 years now. For both organizations it is giving back to the community and the kids that makes it all worth it. 



    My wife, Terri and I grew our lives together about 25 years ago. We have a beautiful daughter, Victoria who has grown into a smart hardworking young woman. She now works in the big city of Portland  as a Personal Trainer, College Volleyball Coach and Dog Walker. She's following her passion for sports after graduating from St. Josephs's College and I could not be more proud.



    I take great pride in the people I work with every day, as everyone is special and deserves to be treated as so. Beyond the techs and the vehicles my job is about the people that walk in the door everyday. Everyone who walks in deserves to be respected and heard, that is my goal. 



    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me anytime and I will do everything I can to help you with your vehicle.

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  • Jason Goggin
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    Growing up in Ellsworth my family was my world, and so I stayed in this great community. I grew up with the drive that everyday I would provide the best life for my family. I had various jobs in the car business, but not one I loved so much as the dealership side of things. Over 20 years ago I started working at car dealerships, starting at Morrison's Chevrolet in Ellsworth, Maine as a salesman. I spent about 13 years as a salesman and moved to the service side of things as a Team Service Manager at Van Syckle Kia in Bangor. In 2014 I joined the Darling's team at their Honda location. Then in 2016 I made the move back to Ellsworth as a Team Service Manager.



    I'm a big fan of GM having owned 9 vehicles and counting, so working for a GM dealership made sense to me. I trust the brand and proud to help GM owners new and old daily. 



    Though my kiddos are all grown up they are still what drives me. I have a son, Darian, and a daughter, Emma, who are now in college. I'm super proud of them and all they have accomplished. Though they are out of the house now my home is filled with a rambunctious yellow lab named Ruger and my wonderful wife, Tammie. At home we cheer on the New England Patriots, work on DIY home improvement projects, enjoy time around the fire pit, and travel to Bar Harbor Campground for our bi-annual family adventure. When I'm not around the house I like to play pool with friends and family alike. 





    I'm a bit of a people person, who likes to strike up a conversation with just about everyone. This helps as a service manager because it allows me time to listen and understand customer service needs. I want to get to know all my service customers, because we all have a story to tell. Darling's as a company doesn't treat its employees as numbers, but people, people with stories to tell. The owner knows my story and from day one I felt like part of the Darling's family. In the same way I want to treat every customer from day one as part of the family. Feel free to reach out to me anytime to keep your vehicle serviced and keep your life story moving forward.


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  • Alisha Rose
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am a proud Mainer, living in Steuben Maine. I Grew up in Lamoine and made my life in the splendor of Downeast, Maine. Before starting at Darling's I most recently worked in the glamorous field of plumbing. For 10 years I worked in sales and warranties at F.W. Webb. Darling's was a new start for me as my kids were all grown up I decided it was time for me!



    I finished my B.A. in Social Science with a minor in Behavioral Science from U.M.A and knew this was my time to shine! Darling's was a perfect fit for me and the next chapter of my life.  I have two awesome kiddos that are all grown up now. My daughter is a CNA and my son rates music, pretty proud of them. My home is a little calmer now and it has become my happy place outside the dealership. Here I enjoy being a home body cooking, reading and spending time with my huskies! My huskies, Copper, Belle, and Doc comfort me when reading mystery novels, my favorite being Stephen King. When I do get out of the house I go to the beaches of Maryland for my yearly family summer trip. 



    I do enjoy Darling's and consider the dealership my second family. The service side of the car industry is all about the customer experience. The atmosphere of family transcends to the customers, something you don't see at most places. It's this atmosphere that drives me because a happy customer is a job well done at the end of the day. If you need help with that silly key fob or any vehicle questions feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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  • Andy Buzzell
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Auto Mall

    My knack became a passion and I started as a vehicle technician after graduation. I started as a vehicle technician in the late 1980's working on automobiles, over the road trucks and heavy equipment. In the 1990's I moved to parts sales with Bean and Conquest and  eventually service with Quirk Auto. Today I find my home in service working for Darling's Automall for 18 years and counting.



    Outside the service world I started my family about 27 years ago with my amazing wife. We've grown together with a son, 6 grandchildren, and a golden retriever named Tucker. We love spending time together, adventuring and hiking. When I'm not with my family I enjoy spending time with my community as a lifetime member of the Orrington Rod and Gun Club and current Vice President. In fact I'm proudly an International Benchrest Competitor.

    Besides this I've always liked music, mostly rock and blues. My latest adventure has been learning to design/build acoustic guitars.



    No matter the adventure I'd still say I'm a bit of a fixer at work. Darling's has always taken care of me and my family. I feel appreciated for my work and that what's make it worth it. This care is what I give to every customer that walks in for service. 



    I consider every customer like family, and like family I will do my best to be the trusted family fixer upper. Feel free to reach out anytime.

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  • Anyulia Brown
    BDC Customer Representative at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am not a born Mainer, but a Mainer at heart. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I enlisted in the Peruvian Navy at the age of sixteen stationed in Lima. After serving I visited my favorite summer spot in Bar Harbor, Maine. While visiting I met a wonderful man, named Wayne, whom I fell in love with. We were married and I officially became a Mainer.  I worked as a freelance translator and interpreter for Spanish and French. My adventure brought me to Darling's in 2014 when I became a BDC customer representative. 



    Outside the office I always try to add value to myself and my community to create a better life for my family. I enjoy volunteering at the Shepherd's Godparent Home in Bangor, running, reading, working out, traveling, brushing up on my French, cooking and adventuring with my family. My family includes my hubby, beautiful daughter, Lauren, our dog, Stella, and two fish named Bubbles and Tom. Our adventures take us traveling all over the world from the Grand Canyon to Barcelona and everywhere in between.  



    Darling's has always shared a spirit of community caring through the years. Personally Darling's has been caring for my family for generations.  Both my husband and his grandfather were both proud employees. I am honored to be a third generation employee for such a great company.  I value my work with Darling's taking great pride in providing the best service to my customers.  Feel free to reach out to me anytime. 

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  • Jamie Moore
    Lead Counter Person at Darling's Auto Mall

    Automobiles are in my blood. I was born in Cherryfield until my family moved to Lamoine, Maine. I grew up in the auto industry with a loving family of car painters. I landed a job painting cars for awhile in my early years. About 30 years ago I changed it up and moved to a Parts Counter Person in Ellsworth.



    Though buildings and dealerships have changed since I started, from Linnehan's, to Dow Motors, Triangle Automotive and Darling's one thing has stayed the same, the people. I've been pretty lucky to work with such great people and customers in Ellsworth. One brand I can count on in GM and Chrysler, I'm proud to be certified in GM and Chrysler to provide quality parts to people. Most of the time I focus on selling wholesale parts to collision shops all over.



    On my off time I like to spend time with the most friendly cat in the world, Mabel, named after my mother. I'm also an active supporter of Relay For Life. Everyone has someone they know who has been effected by cancer, me too. For about 10 years I've participated in Relay for Life and helped raise about $25,000 for cancer research, that's one proud Mabel. I also enjoy riding my motorcycle and going upta my family camp at Schoodic. Since about the 60's my family has known how to relax with no electricity and an outhouse, just nature. When I'm not feeling like relaxing I'm a big fan of live concerts from Journey, to Metallica, Daughtry and even Fall Out Boy, if it has a good beat I'm in! 



    My co-workers including Everett are some of the BEST parts people I know.



    We are proud to serve our customers and make sure YOU are treated right, feel free to call anytime.

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  • Dennis Johnston
    Parts Consultant at Darling's Auto Mall

    I'm a Mainer, born and raised in beautiful Hancock, Maine. Like most "Downeasters" I had my experience with the lobster industry with my first job at a lobster pound in high school. After graduation I followed my passion for automobiles and pursued automotive vocational training. Though I loved automobiles I soon learned my preference was working the front end of service instead of the mechanic side. I worked the service side for a little while at various places around Ellsworth and eventually landed a job at a Morrison's Chevrolet.



    I began as a Service Writer at Morrison's Chevrolet. Morrison's became Darling's about 6 years ago. I moved from Darling's Chevrolet to Darling's Automall becoming a Parts Consultant. 



    During all of this I was introduced to my wonderful wife, Lisa. We have been happily married for 34 years and counting! We have 3 grown children, 3 grandkids and currently 3 cats. Outside the dealership my wife and I take care of 7 rental home in the Hancock area. This takes a good amount of our free time, but when we do have time we explore Maine in our trusted GM and see where the road takes us. 



    One thing I love most about Darling's is how it feels like a family. You wouldn't think the owners of the company would know you by name, but they do. Not only that but they get involved in the community and represent us so well. 



    I'm proud of my Darling's family, anytime you need anything parts related feel free to call me and I'll treat you like a member of the family. 

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  • Everett Dorr
    Parts Counter Person at Darling's Auto Mall

    I am a proud "Downeaster" born, raised, and staying in extraordinary Ellsworth, Maine. In 1997 I started my career at Darling's as part of the Reconditioning team. Eventually I worked my way from Parts Receiver to Parts Counter Person. It seems like yesterday I started at Darling's, 20 years later I'm proud to say I still LOVE my job. I have an extraordinary team that keeps me laughing everyday, especially James Moore.



    For the past 14 years I've been a Certified Parts advisor for the GM brand. This is one of the parts of my job I love most because I am able to be trained in the latest GM parts and accessories each year. I take great pride in knowing I have the knowledge to find the perfect and correct part for my customers.  I may be a little "GM" eccentric only purchasing GM vehicles. I believe in the quality parts that make up a GM. My current GM is my GMC Terrain, unnamed as of yet.



    When I'm not in Parts mode I enjoy my time with my family and pets. I'm lucky enough to call my wonderful girlfriend Tricia, her daughters, Becca and Stephanie, my little family.  One of our favorite activities is hiking beautiful Acadia National Park. I also have two extraordinary pets, a cat named Mouse and a dog named Zeke. Zeke is my "Cow Dog" spotted like a cow and loves to eat grass. My pets and I enjoy watching our favorite Movie Back to the Future or listening to AC DC. I also enjoy biking and traveling, especially Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Recently I joined a bowling league in Brewer to get into shape and have fun with friends. 



    If you're ever stuck wondering what's that part or do I need that part call me anytime.


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  • Scott Polley
    Parts Counter Person at Darling's Auto Mall

    Hello, I am Scott and I have been in the business since I was just a boy. I grew up in Holden where my father had a transmission shop. When I was just a young kid I was always hanging around the shop with the smell of grease and a knack for what's that part called. I always liked working with my hands and took vocational training including building and construction. After my training I still had a love for parts and started working at Carquest Auto Parts in Bangor, Maine. 



    One day about 14 years ago my Mother recommended me to her friend the Parts Manager at Darling's Ellsworth location. I moved to East Orland and began my career as a Parts Counter Person at Darling's. I've proudly become certified as a Parts Advisor for both GM and Chrysler. This means the world to me as I am able to talk parts with customers and better understand their current needs. 



    My life isn't all about parts, as much as I like them, but they did bring some great things to my world. After starting at Darling's a co-worker introduced me to Cindy. Cindy and I married about 7 years ago and I couldn't imagine my life without her. Our world revolves around my step son Hunter, our two dogs Lucy and Dakota and our many chickens. Needless to say we're an animal loving family, in fact our dogs have Dunkin Donut Sunday's where each is allowed 1 glazed donut hole. I'm also an avid certified drone photographer and may be found brushing off my building skills around the area.



    I try not to talk to much parts talk, but I love what I do. The people I work with, such as Everett Dorr are incredible parts people and that's the Darling's difference. It's not just parts, it's the people behind the parts.



    Feel free to reach out to me anytime to talk parts, drone photography, or construction and I'll be there!


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  • Selden Wheeler
    General Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Selden graduated from Charleston Christian Academy. His desire to enter the work force directly after high school brought him to Darling's where his career began and continues today.

     He began as a full time express lube tech where he was able to hone his automotive skills on the job. Selden's desire to improve his skills gained him a promotion to a general line technician. His hard work and continued dedication to learning brought Selden another promotion where he became a transmission technician.

    After 24 years as a technician for Darling's Ford VW Audi he decided he would like to become more involved in the day-to-day business of the service department. Beginning as a service writer it wasn't long before Selden was promoted to a team leader position and then to service manager.  In this position Darling's wanted him to gain experience at all locations so he worked in this capacity at the Ellsworth location as well as both Bangor locations. Selden has brought all of his automotive and management experience to Darling's Ford VW Audi and Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and now oversees both service departments as the Service Director of Bangor Operations.

    His interests include farming (he has fainting goats!), mountain biking, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Selden lives with his family in Orrington.

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  • Jim Prescott
    Sales Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Jim's career at Darling's spans over 48 years and he has worked in almost every business and building Darling's has owned!  

    He is a Bangor High School graduate whose working career began directly after high school. Jim even worked up north for short time driving hammer for the Railroad. This job required him to live onsite with the crew because of its rural location. At 17 Jim realized this was not the job for him!

    Jim began working at Darling's Rec Division at age 19. For many years he worked with Owen Darling, founder of Darling's, and his son, John Darling, semi-retired, current owner of Darling's Family of Businesses. The Rec Division held such franchises as Triumph motorcycles as well as Kawasaki and Yamaha. They also sold boats and motorhomes. Jim became manager of the Rec Division at its Center Street location. The Rec Division moved to a new building on Center Street before moving into a brand new building on the Griffin Road. The Griffin Road building also became home to a new Datsun automobile franchise. Datsun was eventually bought out by Nissan and the Rec Division was relocated to a building on the Perry Road. Wanting a building that was more conducive to an automobile dealership Darling's built a new building on the Sylvan Road for the Nissan franchise. Jim managed the Sylvan Road location for many years and helped to facilitate the expansion of the dealership and the addition of the Honda and Volvo franchises.

    Jim's knowledge of the Honda, Nissan, and Volvo products makes him a great liaison for our sales staff and our customers. We appreciate all of his historical knowledge too!

    He loves spending time with his family and enjoys being at his camp on Beech Hill Pond as much as possible. Jim and his wife, Terri, live in Orrington.

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  • David Noto
    Sales Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    David graduated from Brewer High School. He then traveled to Australia for the National Open Swim Meet at the Sydney Olympic Complex. David attended the University of Maine at Orono and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition. While attending UMO he swam Division 1 NCAA all four years.

    His career took him into the sales business where he worked for the Yellow Pages. Changing it up a bit David took a job working as a physician liaison for the United States Physical Therapy team. Eventually being laid off his brother-in-law, Ryan Pelkey (now a Sales Manager Darling's Ford VW Audi), encouraged him to apply at Darling's. Beginning in sales at Darling's Used Vehicle dealership and then moving into an Finance & Insurance position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo gave David the experience we were looking for to fill an open position as a sales manager. He loves the atmosphere at Darling's and likes that everyone gets along. His team is fun to work with and they do a lot for the community.

    David enjoys swimming, hiking, boating, skiing, and many other outdoor activities. He lives in Brewer with his family of five, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

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  • Ben Doucette
    Sales Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Ben is a graduate of Van Buren High School. He attended the University of Maine earning a bachelor's degree in finance. Ben also earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Husson.

    After college Ben worked in local restaurants as a cook and a server. When he saw a job posting for an F&I Business Manager position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo Ben decided to apply. He's always been interested in the automotive industry and it would give him an opportunity to use his business degree. Ben likes that his job allows him to work with different people every day. Ben's work in customer service and studies in business give him the ideal background for helping our customers choose the right financing for their needs.

    Ben enjoys hiking, camping, attending sporting events, and loves spending time with his family. He resides in Hermon.

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  • Josh Rickman
    Sales Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Josh is a Brewer High School graduate. After graduation he began working for an auto detailing business. His next job was in sales for a paving company where he also worked on the paving crew. Josh enjoyed being in sales and accepted a sales position with a local auto dealer. Our general manager, Geoff Johnson, worked with Josh at another dealership. When a sales position became available at Darling's he reached out to Josh and asked him to come work with him at Darling's. We are pleased to have his talents and experience here with us at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Josh says his team is great! Everyone works hard but they have fun too!

    He loves spending time with his family and riding his Harley when he can. He and his family love spending time at camp and always enjoy their annual trip to Yogi Bear Camp Ground - so much fun! Josh and his family are in the process of building a new home in Hermon.

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  • Sarah Bowie
    Sales Representative at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Sarah is a graduate of Bucksport High School and went on to Bradford College. Her career in customer service began in the food service industry at the Lucerne Inn and continued as she moved on to become a customer service representative for LL Bean. Before coming to Darling's Sarah managed a local photo developing/printing store.

    Being a regular service customer at Darling's Ford VW Audi Sarah got to know her team service manager, Kim Cotta. Because of her experience at our Ford store as well as Darling's community involvement, reputation, and Best Places to Work in Maine designation she applied for a sales position Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo.

    Sarah's experience in customer service as well as her background as a sales manager makes her an excellent sales representative for our customers. We know she will deliver the highest quality of service possible!

    She loves to work in the garden, hike, and reconnect with nature. Sarah lives in Bangor with her family and their dog, Violet.

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  • James Comeau
    BDC Sales Representative at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    James grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School. He attended SMTC and earned his degree in New Media. He then attended University of Maine/Orono.

    James' has many years of experience in the customer service industry both in the store and over the phone which makes him a perfect BDC representative for our office. When you call one of our website phone numbers we know James will provide you with all of the information you'll need to help you choose the vehicle and salesperson that is right for you!

    James enjoys spending time with his family. He loves traveling and enjoys gaming.

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  • Kathy Giddings
    Sales Representative at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Kathy is a graduate of Stearns High School in Millinocket. She attended the University of Maine and earned an associate's degree in business management.

    Kathy began working for Maine Course Hospitality Group and Ground Round IOC and remained there for 21 years. During that time Kathy managed the Muddy Rudder in Brewer while also travelling all over the US as Ground Rounds Front of House lead trainer for new restaurant openings.  Due to a change in their business plan the Muddy Rudder was sold. Kathy continued to work with Ground Round IOC on new restaurant openings, but realized being away for over a month was too much for her family.  She accepted another similar position locally but was dissatisfied with their level of commitment to customer and employee satisfaction. Her husband has worked with Geoff Johnson, General Manager of Darling's Honda Nissan, over the years on some building projects so when Geoff told her husband he wanted her to call Kathy says she laughed at the thought of selling cars, but said why not. The rest is history. She says it's nice to be working for a company that makes its customers a priority.

    Kathy loves going to the theatre and enjoys gardening, kayaking, and reading.

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  • Jake Perry
    Parts Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    I live in Orrington, Maine. I enjoy most forms of motorsports. I grew up riding and racing motorcycles, snowmobiles, and atvs. Most weekends you can find me drag racing at Winterport Dragway with a car I've been building and racing for a few years. I also competed in the sport of powerlifting for 8 - 10 years and enjoy going to the gym. I've been happily married since 2000 and have one child, not including our family dog.

    I started working for Darling's in 1992 at their Auto Part Stores. I transferred to the Ford Dealership in 1998 and worked until taking on the Parts Manager position at Darling's Automall in Ellsworth. After Morrison's Chevrolet became Darling's Chevrolet in 2012 I accepted the roll of managing both parts departments. I moved closer to home becoming Honda Parts Manager in 2018.

    I have always been customer focused taking great pride in ensuring an exceptional customer experience. Please feel free to reach out with me anytime.

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  • Dustin White
    Finance & Insurance at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Dustin was born in the Philippines where is father was stationed. They eventually moved to Hampden. Dustin graduated from John Bapst.

    He traveled across the country working in many different aspects of the sales and service industry. His experience ranges from automotive to finance and insurance. Dustin came to work at Darling's after one of our employees recommended that he apply. He had heard great things about the Darling's family and the company so when an opportunity opened up in our sales department he applied and became a part our team!

    Dustin lives with his family and two dogs in an 1845 Farmhouse in Bangor which they are restoring. He loves spending time with his family and playing his banjo or guitar.

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  • Bryan Lackee
    F&I Business Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Bryan grew up in South Paris, Maine, and graduated from Oxford Hills High School.  He then attended and graduated from NEScom with a bachelor's in Marketing.

    Jobs in the marketing field were not plentiful so Bryan took a job as a local delivery driver. After a few short months he saw a job posting for a sales position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Bryan applied for the job and we are happy that he did! Darling's marketing department had worked with Bryan and his class at NEScom so we knew his positive attitude and high energy personality would be a great fit! Bryan has recently been promoted to F&I Business Manager. We know our customers will have a fun car buying experience with Bryan!

    Darling's is a top level sponsor for Champion the Cure Challenge and Bryan has been our Team Captain for the last several years. His passion for this event is appreciated by everyone at Darling's. When he's not at work Bryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attending plays at the Penobscot Theatre, and going to concerts.

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  • Lee Lorigan
    F&I Business Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Lee was grew up in Aroostook Country and graduated from Bangor High School.

    He gained his customer service experience by working in many aspects of the restaurant business. Lee was still working in a restaurant when he came in to Darling's to buy a vehicle. While he was buying his vehicle he was encouraged by the store manager to apply for a sales position we had open. That was seven years ago. Lee began as a vehicle sales representative and was promoted to an F&I Business Manager. His positive and easy-going attitude make Lee a great person to help our customers through the finance and insurance process.

    Lee lives with his wife and two children and enjoys spending his free time with them.

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  • Gary McGowan
    Sales Representative at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Gary grew up in northern Penobscot County in the town of Millinocket. He graduated from Stearns High School and like many in the area went to work for Great Northern. While employed there he continued his education and earned a degree in paper making.

    Eventually moving to Bangor to attend Husson College Gary completed a degree in public accounting. He then worked at Dead River Company for several years in the accounting department. When he retired a friend of Owen Darling's recommended he apply at Darling's. This friend had actually hired Ron Russell our now retired Director of Bangor Ops. Seven years ago Gary applied for a job at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and was hired by Ron Russell.  He loves working at Darling's because they take great care of their employees and customers.

    Gary enjoys woodworking and loves to build furniture. He enjoys kayaking with his wife. They reside in Bangor.

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  • Joe Pelletier
    Sales Representative at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    A graduate of Penobscot Valley High School Joe joined the army directly high school and began a medical career. While on leave Joe was involved in a car accident that prematurely ended his army career.

    Joe got back to work pumping gas at a Bangor station and was soon managing his own gas station. Wanted to better himself he went into the retail sales business operating his own truck for Frito Lay. His career trend in sales continued as he began working as a sales rep for an automotive dealership. After several years Joe applied for an open sales rep position at Darling's. Joe loves working at Darling's and knows his experience and skills are appreciated. He prides himself on providing first class service to all of his customers.

    He lives in Hampden and spends as much of his free time as possible with his two girls. He is committed to his family and is passionate about being the best person he can be.


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  • Nancy Ryan
    Receptionist at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Nancy is a graduate of Bangor High School. She was a full time wife and mom to her two daughters until she began her job at Charlotte White providing in-home care.

    She was successful in setting up showroom displays for a recreational vehicle dealer and gained valuable knowledge in working with sales and customer service. Nancy brings this experience to 
    Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and is instrumental in supporting our team and our customers.

    Nancy loves spending time with her grandchildren and being at her camp with family.

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  • Kendall Seavey
    Sales Representative at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Kendall was born in Aroostook County. His family moved to the Bangor area and he graduated from Bangor High School. He attended University of Maine/Orono.

    Kendall has worked in the customer service industry since college. His love of working with and helping people makes him a natural fit for this industry. Kendall began working in the restaurant business where he was promoted to assistant manager and then on to route sales for a non-food wholesaler. He also managed a retail store for two years. When Kendall applied for a sales representative position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo we were excited to accept him as part of our team. He goes above and beyond for his customers and that is an attribute we truly value. Kendall has been serving our customers for 19 years!

    He enjoys watching sports and loves spending time with his family and being at his camp in northern Maine. Kendall currently lives in Bangor.

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  • Mike Maddocks
    Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Mike is a graduate of Hampden Academy after which he moved to Old Orchard Beach. After a year of beach life he began working in the auto parts industry. Having gained experience and wanting more opportunity for growth Mike applied for an open parts counterperson position at Darling's Ford VW Audi. Mike has now been employed at Darling's for 12 years and has been promoted to Parts Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Where he was promoted again to Service Manager

    He loves spending time with his family especially when they are all together at camp. Mike enjoys hunting and outdoor activities in general. He lives in Hampden with his family.

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  • Mike Colford
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Saying Mike is a native of Bangor doesn't quite sum it up! He was born in Bangor, grew up here, graduated from Bangor High School and currently resides in Bangor with his wife and children.

    After high school he attended the University of Maine/Augusta. Mike's work history began in the culinary arts field at a local nursing facility where he was a cook for six years. His friend who was a long time Darling's employee encouraged him to apply for an open position at the former location of our Nissan Dealership on the Griffin Road in Bangor. Mike has been working for Darling's for 30 years and is able to provide our parts customers with super-efficient service. It's possible he knows where every nut and bolt is located!

    Mike loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys baseball and coaching his children's teams.

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  • Dylan Corneil
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Dylan is a graduate of Orono High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and was trained as a military police officer. Dylan completed his four year commitment and moved backed to Maine.

    His move back to Maine and his desire to work with people took him into the bar and food service industry. When an opportunity opened up a Darling's one of Dylan's friends, who is also an employee, encouraged him to apply. This job was for a parts counterperson/delivery driver. Dylan likes to be busy and enjoys talking with people so this was a perfect fit for Dylan and for Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo!

    Dylan is an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys fishing whenever he can and spending time with his friends.

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  • Romie Doucette
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Romie is a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School. He worked locally until his enlistment in the US Army. After his stint in the military Romie began working in the automotive industry at a local parts store. One of Romie's parts jobs was actually at a satellite store owned by a formerly owned Darling's company, Parts Wholesalers.

    Having heard about Romie's skills and work ethic our service/parts manager at the time reached out to him to see if he was interested in coming to work at Darling's. We are pleased to say he accepted the job and has been serving our parts customers since 1995!

    Romie says the Darling's family is top shelf - great people to work for and that's why he's been with the company for 23 years!

    He and his son enjoy restoring vehicles from the 40's, 50's, and 60's especially old military vehicles. Romie and his wife are proud parents of three adult children. They reside in Brewer with 2 spoiled cats and 2 very spoiled pugs.


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  • Kelly Ray
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Kelly is from Carmel and graduated from Hermon High School. Kelly was also a member of the Carmel Volunteer Fire Department.

    He earned his degree in the automotive industry as a technician and shortly thereafter began working as a tech at Darling's. His desire to work directly with customers and to become a liaison on their behalf with our technicians lead Kelly to apply for a team service manager position when one became available. Kelly's knowledge of what's under the hood is a valuable resource for his team and his customers.

    Kelly likes hiking and enjoys traveling the state with his fiancé looking at all of the beautiful scenery Maine has to offer.

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  • Mike Surdick
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Mike attended and graduated from Old Town High School. He then went to work at a local garage for a couple of years. Wanting to further his education he attended NH Community Technical College and graduated from the GM-ASEP Program there.

    He began working at a local automobile dealership for several years before deciding to take his career in a completely different direction. Mike worked for a lawn care and snow plowing business before eventually getting back into the automotive industry. He applied for a parts counterperson position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and enjoys working for a company that cares about its employees. Mike also likes that Darling's gives him the opportunity to learn on the job.

    Mike enjoys riding his motorcycle and often participates in charity rides. He also does some mountain biking, riding four wheelers, and trips to the coast. Mike is also a fire fighter and EMT. He lives in Milo with his family.

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  • Brandon Mortenson
    Parts Counterperson at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Brandon was born in New Hampshire and grew up in North Berwick, Maine. He graduated from Noble High School and attended Eastern Maine Community College.

    He has been a long time employee of Darling's where he began working in our vehicle reconditioning department. Brandon's efforts were quickly recognized and he was promoted to parts counterperson. He enjoys helping people and always welcomes the challenge of finding that special accessory or part his customer has been searching for. Brandon is proud to work for Darling's and appreciates the company's efforts to support the community.

    Brandon enjoys riding his motorcycle in the summer and while he enjoys getting together with his friends he mostly likes to hibernate in the winter.

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  • Rich Parks
    Reconditioning Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Rich is from Old Town. He graduated from Old Town High School and began working in a carpenter's union directly after graduation. After a few months Rich applied for a job opening at Darling's in the maintenance department. Rich accepted the job and shortly thereafter transitioned in the recon department. It was long before he became the manager of the reconditioning department at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Rich and his team do a great job and every customer's vehicle is completely reconditioned before they drive away in their brand new car!

    Rich enjoys camping, sports, and spending time with his family. He and his family reside in Old Town.

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  • Mike Dumond
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Mike is a graduate of Old Town High School and he attended Eastern Maine Community College. After school he went to work in the automotive business at a local parts store. His passion for cooking took him from the parts business into the restaurant business. Mike was a sous chef for 11 years and during this time he met and worked with his soon to be wife.  Eventually getting back into the automotive industry Mike gained experience as an outside sales person as well as a service writer.

    Mike had an opportunity to meet Jay Darling one day when he was working on a crew that was installing a dock at Jay's camp. He was impressed that Jay took the time to be there and to help. When a job opening was posted for a team service manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo he applied. We are happy to have Mike on our team and with all of his experience we know our service customers are being well taken care of!

    He loves coaching little league baseball, and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Mike resides in Old Town with his family.

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  • Tim Oversmith
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Tim's dad was in the military and they traveled all over the country when he was young. He graduated from Susquehannock High School in Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Army. His job during his enlisted was working in the motor pool.

    After completing his four year term in the military Tim went to school at EMTC and earned an associate's degree in automotive technology. After graduation he went to work at a local auto repair shop where he worked for 25 years.

    Tim came to Darling's at the behest of Ron Russell, Director of Bangor Operations. There was an opening for a Team Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and Ron wanted Tim to take the job. We are fortunate to have Tim on our Volvo team! Tim's years of experience with foreign imports make him a great leader for this team. He says he has the best technicians and he loves the Volvo brand.

    He loves spending time with his family and enjoys driving his '83 Ford Mustang. Tim is also happy to say he and his family have lived in Hampden for over 25 years. After all of his family's traveling when he was young Tim says he has no desire to move again!

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  • Stephen York
    Team Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo

    Steve graduated from Southern Aroostook Community High School and joined the work force. His first job was at Bass Shoe. Steve also worked in a few retail jobs including working in a bakery! From there he began his career in the automotive industry.

     

    Hearing about Darling's from friends he applied for a service assistant position when it became available. Steve took the job and has since been promoted to Team Service Manager for our Nissan products. If you've brought your Nissan in for service you know first-hand how well he takes care of his customers.

     

    Steve enjoys working at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and he likes that if feel like we are all family. In his free time Steve loves to fish, read, and spend time with his grandkids.

     He currently resides in Bangor with his wife and they will soon be moving to their new home in Hermon!

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