Staff

Welcome to Metro Toyota in Kalamazoo, MI, where our team is driven by a shared commitment to providing an exceptional automotive experience. With diverse skills and a unified passion for customer satisfaction, each member of our staff plays a crucial role in making your car-buying journey seamless and enjoyable.

Our General Manager brings over two decades of industry expertise, steering Metro Toyota towards excellence. Their leadership ensures that our dealership remains a trusted and customer-focused destination in Kalamazoo.

On the sales front, our team is led by an individual with a friendly and approachable demeanor, ensuring you feel comfortable throughout the car-buying process. Their extensive knowledge of Toyota vehicles and dedication to understanding your needs guarantees a tailored experience.

Heading our state-of-the-art service center is a seasoned Service Manager, committed to maintaining the highest standards of care for your Toyota. With a background in automotive maintenance, they oversee a team of skilled technicians, ensuring your vehicle receives top-notch service.

Navigating the financial aspects of car buying can be complex, but our Finance Specialist is here to guide you. Armed with a deep understanding of financing options and a commitment to transparency, they work with you to find a payment plan that aligns with your budget.

At Metro Toyota, building lasting relationships with our customers is a priority. Our Customer Relations specialist welcomes feedback, addresses concerns, and strives to make your experience positive from start to finish.

Visit Metro Toyota in Kalamazoo, MI, and experience the collective dedication of our team. We look forward to serving you with professionalism, integrity, and a genuine commitment to your satisfaction.

Management

  • Jeff DeNooyer

    Jeff DeNooyer

    President

    269-353-5200
    Jeff DeNooyer

    Jeff DeNooyer

    President

  • Will Krueger

    Will Krueger

    General Manager

    269-353-5268
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    Will Krueger

    Will Krueger

    General Manager

  • Keith DeBoer

    Keith DeBoer

    Service and Parts Director

    269-353-5242
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    Keith DeBoer

    Keith DeBoer

    Service and Parts Director

    Started at Metro Toyota: 2004
    From: Mattawan, MI
    Dream Car: 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro packed with off road accessories
    Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, diving, habitat management, traveling
    Fun Fact: I have a bachelor’s degree in Management from WMU and also a minor in biology. Although I don’t use the biology knowledge much at work, it really has benefited me in my enjoyment of our natural world.

  • Cory Wohlford

    Cory Wohlford

    New Car Sales Manager

    269-353-5676
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    Cory Wohlford

    Cory Wohlford

    New Car Sales Manager

    When did you start with Metro Toyota? August 2018

    What is your dream car? Audi R8

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Golf and watching my kids play sports

     

  • Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

    269-353-5260
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    Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

  • Todd Niedzweicki

    Todd Niedzweicki

    Acquisitions Manager

    269-353-5246
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    Todd Niedzweicki

    Todd Niedzweicki

    Acquisitions Manager

Finance

  • Zeb Olsen

    Zeb Olsen

    Finance Director

    269-353-5211
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    Zeb Olsen

    Zeb Olsen

    Finance Director

    Zeb is passionate about providing the ultimate customer experience in all aspects of the vehicle purchase experience and 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 and reliability, and has his customers best interests at heart.

  • Jon Griffith

    Jon Griffith

    Business Manager

    269-353-5256
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    Jon Griffith

    Jon Griffith

    Business Manager

    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.

  • Kurtis Swinehart

    Kurtis Swinehart

    Finance Manager

    269-353-5217
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    Kurtis Swinehart

    Kurtis Swinehart

    Finance Manager

New Sales

  • Terry Baker

    Terry Baker

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5208
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    Terry Baker

    Terry Baker

    Sales Consultant

    Hello, and thank you for taking time to check me out.

    I am 100% Michigan born & raised and have lived in Kalamazoo since 1986, raising 2 children. I’m passionate about the outdoors and health & fitness. I love to travel and even lived in Mexico for a year. My favorite activities are bicycling, hiking and camping. My creative outlet is in the kitchen. I love making a meal, then watching folks enjoy! A little known fact about me is that I was once hired to cater a private party for the Governor.

    My professional history has always involved serving others. I’ve spent over 20 years in business-to-business sales and service. My career in the car business began, and will end with Toyota. I’ve said before, I’ll never sell another brand and I’ll never work under another dealer banner. And never is a pretty long time… I hope. I have a great team of associates and THE BEST vehicles in the industry.

    It would be an honor to serve you on your next vehicle purchase.

  • Julia Bussing

    Julia Bussing

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5235
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    Julia Bussing

    Julia Bussing

    Sales Consultant

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? July 2021

    What is your dream car? A 1971 Volkswagen Thing

    What are some your hobbies/interests? I really enjoy photography and going on adventures with my daughter!

    What is a fun fact about you? I used to live in Hawaii!

  • Bob Kearns

    Bob Kearns

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5236
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    Bob Kearns

    Bob Kearns

    Sales Consultant

    Bob is a lifelong resident of Southwestern Michigan. He is a Western Michigan University graduate and has been in sales for over 25 years. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his two boys, golfing, fishing and the outdoors. Bob believes in treating people with respect, dignity and is customer service driven.

  • Dean Kepol

    Dean Kepol

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5244
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    Dean Kepol

    Dean Kepol

    Sales Consultant

    I have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Arts: Training and Development.

    My experience includes 10 years in automotive sales and marketing including New Vehicle Salesperson of the Year Awards from 2010-2014 and Toyota Sales Society for Superior Sales Performance and Customer Satisfaction. I enjoy being a part-time tennis coach and representing WMU in Tennis. I reside with my wife and child in Portage.

  • Connor Moss

    Connor Moss

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5234
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    Connor Moss

    Connor Moss

    Sales Consultant

    Started at Metro Toyota: January 2020
    From: Paw Paw, MI
    Dream Car: 1993 R32 Skyline
    Hobbies/Interests: Cars and sports
    Fun Fact: I was born in Southampton, England

  • Hannah Le

    Hannah Le

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5261
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    Hannah Le

    Hannah Le

    Sales Consultant

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? August 2023

    Where are you from? Kalamazoo, MI

    What is your dream car? 2019 Honda Civic Type R

    What are your interests/hobbies? Cars, Formula 1, and racing.

    What is a fun fact about you? I actually already own my dream car!

  • Jamie Baran

    Jamie Baran

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5283
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    Jamie Baran

    Jamie Baran

    Sales Consultant

    When did you start with Metro Toyota? March 2023

    Where are you from? Muskegon, MI

    What’s your dream car? 2009 Honda S2000

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Thrifting, watching movies, and golfing

    What is a fun fact about you? I co-own a vintage clothing store here in downtown Kalamazoo!

  • Alex McNett

    Alex McNett

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5237
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    Alex McNett

    Alex McNett

    Sales Consultant

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  • Alejandro Alvarez

    Alejandro Alvarez

    Lot Attendant

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    Alejandro Alvarez

    Alejandro Alvarez

    Lot Attendant

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Pre-Owned Sales

  • Andy Elkantar

    Andy Elkantar

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5681
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    Andy Elkantar

    Andy Elkantar

    Sales Consultant

    Started with Metro Toyota: March 2020
    From: New York City, NY
    Dream Car: Porsche 911
    Hobbies/Interests: Running, billiards, family
    Fun Fact: Went to college on full track scholarship, 2011 Kalamazoo 8-ball MVP. Licensed realtor in Michigan.

  • Ken Karakula

    Ken Karakula

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5271
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    Ken Karakula

    Ken Karakula

    Sales Consultant

    A graduate of Ferris State University and Wayne State University, he was a Funeral Director and Managing Partner of RDMG Funeral Homes in Portage, MI before retiring in 1998. He joined Metro Toyota in 2006 and has been Salesperson of the Year 15 years in a row from 2007-2021. He is a member of Berean Baptist Church. Ken is a former Soccer Coach and Athletic Booster Club Member at Heritage Christian Academy. Ken has been married to Carolyn Lambrix Karakula since 1976 and they have 8 children and 13 grandchildren who all reside in the Kalamazoo area.

    Ken Karakula
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  • Don Leitow

    Don Leitow

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5206
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    Don Leitow

    Don Leitow

    Sales Consultant

    Started with Metro Toyota: July 2010
    From: Bridgman, MI
    Dream Car: Sprinter Van 4×4
    Hobbies/Interests: Ride mountain bikes, coach youth mountain bike team and camping in the summer
    Fun Fact: When I was in high school, I would enroll in school in Florida for the winters to race amateur motocross. I went to Paris with Yamaha Motor Corp in a support role for Mike LaRocco.

  • Rob Mason

    Rob Mason

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5269
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    Rob Mason

    Rob Mason

    Sales Consultant

    When did you start with Metro Toyota? August 2023

    What is your dream car? A loaded 4Runner with beige leather interior, lots of chrome and a little bit of a lift.

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Skiing, Wakeboarding, Dogs, Flying Drones, Reading/Writing, and being on the water.

    What is a fun fact about you? I’ve broken 31 bones and ironically, 31 is my lucky and favorite number!

  • Mikkel  Kriegel

    Mikkel Kriegel

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5249
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    Mikkel  Kriegel

    Mikkel Kriegel

    Sales Consultant

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? August 2023

    What is your dream car? The SEQUOIA TRD Pro

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? I love to travel with the family, exploring the country. Outdoor activities include fishing, camping. Indoor activities is watching sports like the NFL and Showjumping horses.

    What is a fun fact about you? I have be a firefighter.

  • Aaron White

    Aaron White

    Sales Consultant

    269-353-5254
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    Aaron White

    Aaron White

    Sales Consultant

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Vehicle Acquisitions

  • Todd Niedzweicki

    Todd Niedzweicki

    Acquisitions Manager

    269-353-5201
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    Todd Niedzweicki

    Todd Niedzweicki

    Acquisitions Manager

  • Chris Bautista

    Chris Bautista

    Acquisitions Consultant

    269-353-2518
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    Chris Bautista

    Chris Bautista

    Acquisitions Consultant

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? December 2019

    What is your dream car? Lexus RCF/ LC500

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Boxing, Gundams and Autocross

    What is a fun fact about you? I have a huge collection of Gundam model kits!

Customer Experience Team

  • Mary Peterson

    Mary Peterson

    BDC Team Member

    269-353-5219
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    Mary Peterson

    Mary Peterson

    BDC Team Member

  • Jessica Quick

    Jessica Quick

    BDC Team Member

    269-372-8441
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    Jessica Quick

    Jessica Quick

    BDC Team Member

    Started with DeNooyer Automotive Family: January 13th, 2020

    From: Mattawan, MI

    Dream Car: One that never has to have work done to it.

    Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, playing with my doggies and kitty cats, painting rocks and spending time with my friends and family!

    Fun fact: I have a large collection of plants and can grow cactus like I live in the desert! 🙂

  • Cristina Bryant

    Cristina Bryant

    BDC Team Member

    269-372-8465
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    Cristina Bryant

    Cristina Bryant

    BDC Team Member

    Started with DeNooyer Automotive Family: November 11th, 2019

    From: Michigan

    Dream Car: One that fixes itself!

    Hobbies/Interests: I enjoying learning fun facts.

    Fun Fact: I know my ABC’s backwards.

  • Katie Ross

    Katie Ross

    BDC Team Member

    269-372-3041
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    Katie Ross

    Katie Ross

    BDC Team Member

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Service

  • Keith DeBoer

    Keith DeBoer

    Service and Parts Director

    269-353-5242
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    Keith DeBoer

    Keith DeBoer

    Service and Parts Director

  • Elliott Heiney

    Elliott Heiney

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5226
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    Elliott Heiney

    Elliott Heiney

    Service Advisor

    Started with Metro Toyota: October 2019

    From: St. Joseph, MI
    Dream Car: Silver ’06 Tacoma – like the one I own!
    Hobbies/Interests: Fishing and hunting, playing softball, working out, being active overall!
    Fun Fact: I have 2 cute cats!

  • Tyler Tufts

    Tyler Tufts

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5220
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    Tyler Tufts

    Tyler Tufts

    Service Advisor

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? May 2015

    What is your dream car? 67 Shelby GT500

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? I enjoy golfing, running and spending time with close family and friends. I am also a big Ohio State football fan.

    What is a fun fact about you? I like to keep the energy high on the service lane and randomly burst out in songs!

  • Olivia Garcia

    Olivia Garcia

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5207
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    Olivia Garcia

    Olivia Garcia

    Service Advisor

    Started with Metro Toyota: August 2022

    From: Battle Creek, MI
    Dream Car: Toyota 4Runner
    Hobbies/Interests: Music, reading, traveling and photography
    Fun Fact: I have a goal to visit all 50 states within the next 10 years!

  • Brian Brown

    Brian Brown

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5266,
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    Brian Brown

    Brian Brown

    Service Advisor

    Started with Metro Toyota: November 2020

    Dream Car: Ferrari 458 Spyder
    Hobbies/Interests: Bosting, biking

  • Xiaorui Johnson

    Xiaorui Johnson

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5201
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    Xiaorui Johnson

    Xiaorui Johnson

    Service Advisor

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? May 2023

    What is your dream car? Porsche 918 Spyder

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Boating, Hiking, Golf, Reading and Cooking.

  • Dale Williams

    Dale Williams

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5215
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    Dale Williams

    Dale Williams

    Service Advisor

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  • Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5241
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    Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner

    Service Advisor

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  • Jeff Link

    Jeff Link

    Service Advisor

    269-353-5214
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    Jeff Link

    Jeff Link

    Service Advisor

    When did you start with Metro Toyota? 2023

    What is your dream car? I do like the way the Tundra is put together!

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Travel with my wife, mountain biking, music, boating, and our 2 Texas Heelers.

    What is a fun fact about you? I have 2 music degrees!

Parts

  • Paul Tyler

    Paul Tyler

    Parts Manager

    269-353-5223
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    Paul Tyler

    Paul Tyler

    Parts Manager

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  • Ian Ross

    Ian Ross

    Parts Advisor

    269-353-2523
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    Ian Ross

    Ian Ross

    Parts Advisor

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  • Kayla Osmun

    Kayla Osmun

    Parts Advisor

    269-353-5678
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    Kayla Osmun

    Kayla Osmun

    Parts Advisor

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  • Joshua Hamilton

    Joshua Hamilton

    Parts Advisor

    269-353-5231
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    Joshua Hamilton

    Joshua Hamilton

    Parts Advisor

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Office

  • Cheri Myers

    Cheri Myers

    Office Manager

    269-353-5218
    Cheri Myers

    Cheri Myers

    Office Manager

  • Connie  Roden

    Connie Roden

    Used Car Deals

    269-353-5277
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    Connie  Roden

    Connie Roden

    Used Car Deals

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? 2017

    What is your dream car? 57 Bel Air

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Spending time with my kids!

  • Courtney McCaul

    Courtney McCaul

    Receptionist

    269-353-5674
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    Courtney McCaul

    Courtney McCaul

    Receptionist

  • Amber Battjes

    Amber Battjes

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

    269-353-5252
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    Amber Battjes

    Amber Battjes

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

    When did you start with Metro Toyota? October 2023

    What is your dream car? A stretched LS Jeep TJ Wrangler

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Off-roading, Hiking & Kayaking

    What is a fun fact about you? I like Jeeps!

     

  • Alyssa Shilling

    Alyssa Shilling

    New Vehicle Deal Accounting

    269-375-1000
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    Alyssa Shilling

    Alyssa Shilling

    New Vehicle Deal Accounting

    When did you start at Metro Toyota? November 2023

    What is your dream car? Audi RS 5 Coupe

    What are some of your hobbies and interests? Reading, nature walks and spending time with my cat, Gizmo

    What is a fun fact about you? I am a WMU Alumna! And if I had to eat one meal every day for the rest of my life, it would be spaghetti and garlic bread

HR Department

  • Kat Wolverton

    Kat Wolverton

    Director of Human Resources

    269-353-2515
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    Kat Wolverton

    Kat Wolverton

    Director of Human Resources

    Started with Metro Toyota: 2014

    From: The Upper Peninsula

    Dream Car: Suzuki X-90 4WD

    Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy travelling with family, trying new restaurants, and being a good steward of the environment.

    Fun Fact: I am an aspiring beekeeper.

  • Kailey Tobin

    Kailey Tobin

    Onboarding Specialist

    269-353-5213
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    Kailey Tobin

    Kailey Tobin

    Onboarding Specialist

    Started with Metro Toyota: December 2019

    From: Henderson, NV

    Dream Car: Datsun 280ZX

    Hobbies/Interests: Shopping (shoes and clothes, the funkier the better)! My cats! Dying my hair and others hair in fun colors!

    Fun Fact: I own 167 pairs of shoes!

Marketing

  • Erin Sparks

    Erin Sparks

    Marketing Director

    269-372-8454
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    Erin Sparks

    Erin Sparks

    Marketing Director

    When did you start with DeNooyer: July, 2019

    From: Cuba City, WI

    Dream Car: My Dad’s 1967 Camaro RS that he started restoring just a few months before I was born.

    Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, playing sports with my son, hosting parties, and adventuring with my husband and son.

    Fun Fact: I was the youngest singer ever accepted into the Sinsinawa Mound Children’s Choir.

  • Miranda McIntosh

    Miranda McIntosh

    Marketing Content Specialist

    269-353-1000
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    Miranda McIntosh

    Miranda McIntosh

    Marketing Content Specialist

    When did you start at DeNooyer? December 2022

    Where are you from? Northville, Michigan

    What is your dream car? Red 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Horseback riding, cooking, taking care of my growing plant collection, cuddling with my 2 cats and watching sunsets over Lake Michigan.

    What is a fun fact about yourself? I’m from Michigan but I lived in North Carolina for 7 years!

IT Department

  • Matthew Mitchell

    Matthew Mitchell

    IT Administrator

    269-353-5276
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    Matthew Mitchell

    Matthew Mitchell

    IT Administrator

    When did you start with Metro Toyota? January 2022

    What is your dream car? Chevy Silverado EV RST

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Fishing, Kayaking, Gaming, Woodworking

    What is a fun fact about you? I got my first ever job interview because of the shoes I was wearing when I applied!

  • Jacob Rodriguez

    Jacob Rodriguez

    IT Administrator

    269-353-5212
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    Jacob Rodriguez

    Jacob Rodriguez

    IT Administrator

    When did you start with Metro Toyota? June 2023

    What is your dream car? 2017 Dodge Viper ACR

    What are some of your hobbies/interests? Motocross, video games, and Sport cars

    What is a fun fact about you? I love spicy food. The hotter the better!

Rent-A-Toyota

  • Dan Watson

    Dan Watson

    Rentals Manager

    269-353-5292
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    Dan Watson

    Dan Watson

    Rentals Manager

     

     

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