Meet the Staff

Finance

  • Joe Lawrence

    Joe Lawrence

    Business Manager

    (269) 353-5217

    Joe Lawrence
    jlawrence@metro-toyota.com

  • Jon Griffith

    Jon Griffith

    Business Manager

    (269) 353-5256

    Jon Griffith has been the Financial Services Manager since joining Metro Toyota in 2006. Having lived in the area his entire life, he's made a home in Mattawan with his wife Leslie, and two wonderful children. Jon enjoys fishing, hunting and coaching his children in their various sporting activities as well as spending time with his family. Jon has many years of experience in Financial Services and he is extremely dedicated to making your next purchase as smooth as possible.   
    Jon Griffith
    jgriffith@metro-toyota.com

  • Will Krueger

    Will Krueger

    Financial Services Manager

    (269) 375-1000

    Originally from Columbus (OH), I moved to West Michigan to attend Calvin College in Grand Rapids over 10 years ago. While at Calvin, I was the captain of the nationally ranked Men's Lacrosse Team and earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Outside of work I enjoy  coaching lacrosse, snowboarding, and bird hunting with my black lab.


    Will Krueger
    wkrueger@metro-toyota.com

Manager

  • Brad Cole

    Brad Cole

    General Sales Manager

    (269) 353-5216

    Brad Cole, General Sales Manager for Metro Toyota and Scion. I have lived in the Kalamazoo area for over 40 years. In 1979, I graduated with honors from Portage Central High School and then started selling Toyota's in 1983 after attending WMU. I have been a Sales manager with Metro Toyota since 1992 and enjoy working with our pleasant sales staff, friendly service staff, and our excellent owner Jeff DeNooyer. I married my wife Kellie in 1983 and have two bright and lovely daughters Andersen 17, and Annaliese 16, that make me very proud! Having been with Metro for almost 20 years, I plan on many more years of happy selling plus exceeding our customers expectations before, during and especially after the sale! Stop by and visit any time!
    Brad Cole
    bcole@metro-toyota.com

  • Chris Wertanen

    Chris Wertanen

    Used Vehicle Sales Manager

    (269) 353-5260

    I started selling Toyota vehicles back in 1993 while attending Grand Valley State University. In 1996 I was offered a position as Used Car Manager at a Toyota dealership.  In 2005 I made the transition to Metro Toyota.  I love working for Metro Toyota, it is a great place to work and I believe you will find a fantastic place to do business with.  I really enjoy what I do and I am always willing to help anyone with a purchase decision or service question.  I am available to answer any questions you may have.
    Chris Wertanen
    cwertanen@metro-toyota.com

  • Keith DeBoer

    Keith DeBoer

    New Vehicle Sales Manager

    (269) 353-5209

    I started proudly serving Toyota customers in 1999 and joined Metro Toyota in 2004. As a Kalamazoo native and WMU alumni, it excites me to help manage the area's most customer-driven store. I live in Mattawan with my beautiful wife and two children. When I'm not at Metro Toyota, you can usually find me outdoors fulfilling my passion for hunting and fishing. I look forward to serving you!

    Keith DeBoer
    kdeboer@metro-toyota.com

  • Tony McAdam

    Tony McAdam

    Used Vehicle Sales Manager

    (269) 353-5201

    I am a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area and now reside in Plainwell. In 1994, I married Lori, my partner and best friend. Her strong Christian background and faith have played a significant role in developing who I am today. I have been in the Automobile business since 1985 and with Toyota since 1995. I don't believe in the games and gimmicks that some play in our business and I always strive to do the right thing.
    Tony McAdam
    tmcadam@metro-toyota.com

New Vehicle Sales

  • Bob  Kearns

    Bob Kearns

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5236


  • Dale Pominville

    Dale Pominville

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5245

    Hello, My name is Dale Pominville. I am a Toyota Master certified sales person and have been in the automobile business for over 25 years. I have had the pleasure of selling and servicing 2nd and 3rd generations of satisfied customers. I have been happily married for 26 years and we are the proud parents of two sons.  Your business is important to myself and our dealership. You will be amazed at the level of professionalism you will receive from Metro Toyota.
    Dale Pominville
    dpominville@metro-toyota.com

  • Dean Kepol

    Dean Kepol

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5244

    Education: Bachelor in Business Administration. Western Michigan University, Masters in Arts: Training and Development. Experience: Over 10 years experience in automotive sales and marketing. Recceived New Vehicle Salesperson of the Year Awards from 2010-2014 and Toyota Sales Society for Superior Sales Performance and Customer Satisfaction. Part time tennis coach. Represent WMU in Tennis. I reside with my wife and child in Portage.
    Dean Kepol
    dkepol@metro-toyota.com

  • Jennifer Story

    Jennifer Story

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5669

    Hello, my name is Jennifer Story, My husband and I recently moved back to Kalamazoo after a few years away. We are originally from the Mattawan area and moved to Illinois due to a job transfer. We missed Southwest Michigan so much we had to come back, Michigan will always be home! We have two children, two grandchildren and two dogs. Having worked almost 30 years in retail, I wanted to continue working with people and the community. Metro-Toyota has been a great place to start a new career and they are very much a welcoming group. Metro-Toyota has allowed me to continue to provide one on one customer service that I’ve enjoyed over the years.Proud to be on the Metro-Toyota Team!!

    Jennifer Story

  • John Culp

    John Culp

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5205

    John Culp
    jculp@metro-toyota.com

  • Terry Baker

    Terry Baker

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5208

  • Tom Farho

    Tom Farho

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5262

    Having lived most of my life in the area, I am a graduate of Plainwell High School and the University of Georgia.  I live in Plainwell with my wife Beth, our two wonderful children, Kate and Joe, and Hobo, our miniature poodle. When not working, I enjoy running, golfing, skiing, and coaching/watching my children in their many sporting activities. I have over ten years of experience in automotive sales and am dedicated to making your next purchase smooth and enjoyable!
    tfarho@metro-toyota.com
     Tom Farho

  • Zeb Olsen

    Zeb Olsen

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5211

    Zeb Olsen is a Michigan State graduate and has been in sales & marketing for over a decade. He lives in Paw Paw with his lovely wife Michelle & two step-children Zac & Lauren as well as his five chocolate labs Bo, Gunner, Bell, Rocky, & Ruth. Zeb is passionate about providing the ultimate customer experience in all aspects of the vehicle purchase experience & is here to guide potential buyers on making an informed and educated purchasing decision that they can feel great about. Zeb prides himself on honesty, integrity & reliability, and has his customers best interests at heart. Zeb Olsen is eager & ready to serve you. Please contact Zeb today!
    Zeb Olsen
    zolsen@metro-toyota.com

Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales

  • Brian Blair

    Brian Blair

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 375-1000

    Brian Blair

  • Dan Taylor

    Dan Taylor

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5249

    I am a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo (Portage) and have been in the car business for over 20 years. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Beth, for 22 years. I have three children; Max 19, Allison, 17 and Kendall, 11. In my spare time I enjoy "Lake Living'" with family and friends and watching our children compete in sporting events.
    Dan Taylor
    dtaylor@metro-toyota.com

  • Don Leitow

    Don Leitow

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5206

         Don was born in Bridgman, MI.  He moved to the Kalamazoo area in 2008 when he married he lovely wife Rebecca.  Together they have three young children. They enjoy biking, running, camping and an active lifestyle.   Don has been with Toyota for over 13 years.  The last 4 serving Kalamazoo with Metro Toyota.
    Don Leitow
    dleitow@metro-toyota.com

  • Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5212

    Jordan has lived in the Kalamazoo area most of his life and is married with three children.He's worked in automobile sales for over 20 years always trying his best to find the right vehicle and deal for everyone he has the opportunity to help. Give Jordan a call or send an email and

    he would be glad to do his best for you.

    Jordan Simpson

    jsimpson@metro-toyota.com

  • Ken Karakula

    Ken Karakula

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5271

    A graduate of Ferris State University and Wayne State University he was a former Funeral Director and Managing Partner of RDMG Funeral Homes before retiring in 1998.  Ken is a Toyota Gold Certified Sales Consultant with Denooyer Metro Toyota, receiving Pre-owned Vehicle Salesperson of the Year Awards from 2007-2014. He is a member of Berean Baptist Church in Portage and a Soccer Coach and Athletic Booster Club Member at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo. Ken has been married to Carolyn Lambrix Karakula since 1976 and has 8 children and 6 grandchildren who all reside in Kalamazoo area. Ken's goal is to provide you "Smiles for Miles" :)
    Ken Karakula
    kkarakula@metro-toyota.com

  • Tedd Shipp

    Tedd Shipp

    Sales Consultant

    (269) 353-5254

    Tedd is a 20 year resident of the Greater Kalamazoo area. He has been married to his wife Marie for over 25 years and they have 2 boys Justin and James.  Tedd's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Cardiology and a minor in Entomology. Prior to Metro Toyota, he worked in both Nuclear Cardiology and PET scanning. His experience in patient care has taught Tedd to be extremely patient and compassionate.  He takes great pride in determining what his customers are looking for and working hard to help them achieve their goals. Tedd enjoys sports and has been coaching high school football for 15 years and previously officiating high school athletics for nearly 10 years. His diverse hobbies include cooking, playing guitar, golf and participating in the Northstar chapter of BNI. 
    Tedd Shipp
    tshipp@metro-toyota.com






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