Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Staff Directory

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Management Team

Joe Ellsasser
General Manager

I'm a life long Metro Detroiter. I started in the retail automotive business after attending Ferris State College.  I have enjoyed creating lifelong relationships with my customers and co-workers.  

I met my wife of 32 years, Jill while selling her a new Dodge.  Jill and I have two daughters, a son-in-law, and new grandbaby.  Life is good; life is simple, just help a lot of people get what they want and treat everyone the way you would want to be treated.  What's best for the customer is my golden rule.

For fun, I cruise Woodward, like most car guys do and enjoy boating on the weekends.  We have a golden retriever, Bentley, the water dog. I reside in Clarkston and enjoy running into friends and customers in the village. 

Wendy Schultz

I was born and raised in Pontiac.  I have been in the industry for over 26 years.  My husband and I live in Commerce with our two dogs.  We have two wonderful sons and three beautiful grandkids 10, 7 & 5.  When I'm not at work, I'm spending time with family, riding my motorcycle or enjoying my hot rod.

Darren Verbouw
General Sales Manager

I enjoy fishing and boating.  When not at work, I am either up north on Long Lake in Alpena or doing various carpentry projects around the house.  My wife and I reside in Highland, MI for the past 5 years with our 2 Weimaraners.  We are the proud parents of our daughter and son who both attend Grand Valley.  I have been with the organization for 21 years with 30 years in the industry.  I enjoy helping out customers to find the right vehicle to fit their needs at the terms that are best for them.  I look forward to meeting you when you come in for a new vehicle and turning customers into friends and Golling Family.

Murph Woznicki
New Car Sales Manager

I'm a sales manager here at Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and I've been in the automotive industry for 32 years. I attended Wayne State University as well as Eisenhower High School. When I'm not working to find you a great deal, I enjoy golfing and spending quality time with my family.
Stop by Golling today, and let me help you find the perfect car to suit your needs.

Matt Chabot
New Car Sales Manager

I was born in Metro Detroit and have lived a variety of places around Michigan. My wife and I currently reside in Northern Macomb county with our 2 year old son and 2 Great Danes. I have been with the organization off and on for 19 years.  I pride myself on working hard to make sure each and every customer is satisfied with their experience at the dealership.   When not at work, I like to camp, watch MSU sports, and travel as much as possible.  Please stop by and say hi the next time you are in the store.

Scott Peters
New Car Sales Manager

I started selling cars over 25 years ago after attending Michigan State University.  Customer satisfaction has always been my top priority.  The best part of my job is all the wonderful people I meet on a daily basis.  When I'm not at work, I enjoy my time up north with my two children golfing, waterskiing, and snowmobiling.

Marty Knudsen
Business Manager

I graduated from Livonia Stevenson in 1979 and attended Mondonna University.  I have been in the automotive industry for over 30 years of which the last 19 have been here with Golling.  One of the best parts of my job is staying connected with longtime customers, and meeting all of our new ones too.  When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and living a healthy active lifestyle.  I am looking forward to helping you with your next purchase or service needs.

Curtis Wolfe
Business Manager

I was born and raised in Southfield, Michigan.  I started in the retail automotive business in Florida in 1998 and have worked with all major brands.  I have been working in automotive finance since 2003.  My favorite thing about my career is meeting our customers and turning them from customers to friends.  I enjoy helping people get the vehicles they need at a payment they can afford.  For fun, I study viniculture (wine) and spend time with my son and daughter, and my future stepson.

Melissa Tomassi
Business Manager

Jeff Mann
Pre-Owned Sales Manager

I started working at Golling after finishing my Master's Degree from Wayne State University in 2013.  Born and raised here in Oakland County, many of my family members too have been involved in the auto industry in one way or another.  When I'm not at work, I enjoy competing in target archery throughout the Midwest, mountain biking and hiking in one of our states many public recreation areas, and spending time with my family in Colorado or in the Upper Peninsula.  I have a beautiful fiancé and 3 rescue dogs that always keep me on my toes.  

Kyle Prochazka
Pre-Owned Sales Manager

I have been a Golling employee for six years.  I started off in Pre-Owned Sales, moved up to Business Manager and now the Pre-Owned Sales Manager/Fiat Sales Manager at our Bloomfield Hills location.  When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and my two daughters along with watching sports.

Paul Smith
Business Manager Pre-Owned

I've been with Golling as a used car business manager for 8 years, doing the best for our customers.  When I'm not working, I like rockin' out with my classic rock band on Saturday nights.

Jeff Frank
Service Director

Hello, I am the Service Director.  My goal is for my team to take exceptional care of both you and your vehicle.  I am very proud of my team always being in the top 10 in all categories from sales to customer service.  I am married and have a daughter and two dogs.  I enjoy rooting for all of our local sports team and have a love of horses.  Enjoy golfing, boating and travel.

Tim Sullivan
Collision Center Director
(248) 409-2465

Hello, my name is Tim Sullivan.  I have been employed here since 2006.  I've been in the business since age 13 when I started as a porter washing cars.  I have a total of 16 years as a Body Shop Manager.

I am ASE Certified Master in Body Repair/Refinish and have my certification in Body and Related Mechanical Repairs. 

I have a true passion for dealership Fixed Operations and love what I do for a living.

Dan Delisle
Parts Director

I am your Parts Manager here at Golling.  I have been in the automotive business for 33 years and I have enjoyed being the parts manager for 15 years.  Outside of my department, I keep busy spending time with my wife of 22 years Melissa and our sons and two dogs. We love vacation near the oceans! I enjoy watching our Detroit sports, Michigan State and NASCAR.

Melissa Hurst
Customer Development Manager

I have been part of the Golling family for 19 years.  I am the Supervisor for their Business Development Center (BDC).  We are here to help out all departments with great customer service!  In my free time, I enjoy spending time out on the lake and hanging out with family and friends.


Customer Advocate

Samantha Retherford
BDC Department

I have worked for the Golling family for almost four years.  I enjoy working in the BDC helping out service and part customers with their vehicle needs!

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, playing on our lake and spending time with my wonderful husband and family!

Jessica Hodge
BDC Department

I have worked for the Golling family for two years, as a part of the BDC.  I enjoy helping out with all the service and sales needs of our customers.

In my free time, I like to spend my time with family, including my adorable dog, Jacob or road tripping.


Sales Team New

Heath Weishuhn
Sales Consultant

I have been a salesperson with Golling since March of 1997.  Growing with this organization has been exciting.  Here is our history.  In '97 Golling added to its Chrysler Plymouth store, the Jeep and Eagle franchise.  Then in 2003, we added the Dodge and Ram, and we became the first Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram store in Oakland County.  In order to fit everything under one roof, Mr. Golling built our Alpha Store.  We opened the doors, at our current location, in 2005.  That year we attained #1 volume status in the country.  We owe special thanks to all of our loyal customers who not only purchase/lease/service their automobiles with us, but also bring in their neighbors, families, and friends.

As an organization, we are striving to offer the best customer service possible.  Golling is one of the very few dealers in the nation, who have been recognized by FCA, as a Customer First Dealership.  Your complete satisfaction is important to us.

As a Sales Professional, I am required to attend classes and training functions to stay abreast of the latest vehicle and technology updates.  Because I want to be the best at what I do, I have completed the necessary courses and testing to be certified as a Jeep Expert, a Ram Expert, and a Uconnect Expert.  In 2016, I achieved FCA's designation as MVP, specializing in 4x4 systems. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids.  They keep us busy moving between football, dance, swimming, and other fun activities in the community.  We have lived in Holly since 1999, and our oldest, Cooper, has already graduated from HHS.  He joined the Golling team in 2014 and is another smiling face you will see when you come into the store.

If you come to Golling CJDR and see me for a new car, here is what you can expect: a warm, professional greeting, a low-pressure atmosphere, and the best price in town.  Most of the people I help are repeat customers or a referral from a happy customer, but if you are reading this, and you just want someone to treat you well, listen to your concerns, and give you good recommendations, please give me a call.  I am happy to help.  248-409-2315.

Bryan McClennen
Sales Consultant

Hello! My name is Bryan McClennen and I have been with Golling for over 20 years. I enjoy spending time with my family and attending my sons baseball and basketball games. My main goal as a salesman is to be available and helpful to all of my customers at all times of car ownership.

Marcus Schirr
Sales Consultant

I have been with Golling Chrysler for 9 years.  When I am not at work, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and boating with friends and family.  Please email me for your next purchase or lease.  I look forward to helping you.

Matt Edwards
Sales Consultant

Robert Iuliano
Sales Consultant

My career working for FCA began working as a UAW member as a line worker.  I worked at Jefferson North Assembly building the most accredited JEEP ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee.  I worked there for four years and learned the ins and outs of being part of a team.  I truly enjoyed my time there, but I knew I wanted more for my family and me. That's when I decided to come to Golling CDJR.  They welcomed me with open arms from the first day I walked, and I knew that this place treats their employees and customers like family.  I have been here since 2012 and truly meeting new people and creating smiles for my customers.

I am a husband to a wonderful wife, who is a teacher and union member herself for over twenty years, and a father of two beautiful girls.  In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors.  I am an avid sportsman from hunting to playing golf and spending time with my family on the lake.

My background is Italian.  My father and mother came here in 1967 wanting a better life for them and my two older bothers.  My father started his own business and a pizza maker back in 1969.  To this day the pizzeria is still up and running in Redford Twp.  He instilled in me what it takes to be successful in business.  Hard work and taking care of the customer.  I hope I can take what I learned from him and pass it along to my new family and customers here at Golling CDJR.  Come in and ask for me and I will greet you with a big smile and maybe a huge hug and see what it is to be part of our family.

Cooper Shelley
Sales Consultant

Mike Martin
Sales Consultant

Hello my name is Mike Martin and I've been part of the Golling family for 12 years now.  When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Please feel free to stop in our showroom anytime and check out the Golling Difference!

Peter Rasho
Sales Consultant

I work for the #1 Elite Dealer in Bloomfield, Michigan.  Please let me know how I can assist you with a New or Pre-Owned Vehicle.  My goal is to give you the best vehicle price and service possible.  Remember, don't get beat, see PETE!

Francis Jannaman
Sales Consultant

Liam Downey
Sales Consultant

Paul Russo
Sales Consultant

Ron Bozimowski
Sales Consultant

Rick Rabe
Sales Consultant

I have been with Golling CDJR since December 2013 in the new car sales department.  I enjoy meeting new customers and building relationships.  I have a passion for the auto industry mainly because my father who worked at CTC (Chrysler Tech Center) for thirty-nine years.  I am continually training with Chrysler to be ahead of the curve when it comes to product knowledge and customer relationships.  

Currently, I am Jeep, RAM, and Uconnect expert certified for 2018.  What I strive to offer here at Golling is a no pressure fun filled buying experience, with a 5-Star rating from dealer rater that's just what you will get.  Here at Golling, we have the Customer First Award for Excellence and 2019 JD Power Certified.  

When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my family and boating on Lake St. Clair.  I have been married since May of 2013 to my beautiful wife, Jenna.  We currently reside in Macomb Twp.  We are blessed with two amazing kids Ryan, which is three and Ava one. Next time you are in the dealership stop by and see me.  I would love to help you out.  

Also, when you get a chance, check out my reviews here:  https://www.dealerrater.com/sales/rick-rabe-review-210474

Marcell Hood
Sales Consultant

TJ Jenkins
Sales Consultant

Peter Moreau
Sales Consultant

I provide a unique perspective on the car buying experience-I've been in your shoes!

Having joined the staff here relatively recently, I feel as though I've been a part of the Golling family for much, much longer.  I have purchased and leased my vehicles for the better part of the 2000's.  Heck, I even send my mother here!

My many happy and returning customers agree that I provide an easy-going, low-pressure shopping experience.  I'll help you discern between vehicles and features and enable YOU to make the decision that best serves your family's needs.

Continual training and certification ensure that I am abreast of the latest advancements and technologies.  Our enormous inventory provides us opportunities not available at other dealerships, and our Customer First rating by FCA and JD Powers Certification, along with my commitment to you, guarantee the best possible shopping experience and overall dealership satisfaction!

Born and raised in Oxford, I, along with my wife and two kids, have lived in Clarkston since 2004 where we volunteer in the community, work on our home and spend a little too much time attending to the whims of our 11-year-old brit Cody.  Both of my kids attend(ed) Holly High School with my oldest now at Michigan Tech!  I am a proud Spartan, a frustrated fly-fisherman and an eternal student of the human condition.

I am excited to assist you with your next vehicle.  Please contact me at 248-409-2338 or email peter.moreau@golling.com.

Donavan Perry
Sales Consultant

Alex Santo
Sales Consultant

George Johnson
Sales Consultant

Scott Miller
Sales Consultant

No one is good at everything. As much as you research, shop and talk with your peers, you need an expert in your corner to help guide you through the new car and truck sales process.
I help individuals, families, and businesses get into the new cars and trucks they want every day. With more than 20 years of extensive training, education and sales & service experience, my customers put me in their corner to get the vehicle they want at the right price. 
A lifelong resident of Oakland County, my wife and I raised our family in Rochester, MI.  I attended Birmingham schools and graduated from MSU.

Please call me at 248-409-2415 if you'd like an expert in your corner and want to experience the very best customer service available. 

Randy Collick
Sales Consultant

Teri Sullivan
Sales Consultant

Steve Meram
Sales Consultant

I have been a part of the Golling family since 2000, after leaving a different dealership.  For over twenty years, I have enjoyed taking care of every customer I have had in the past, and I look forward to working with them again in the future.  

When I am not at Golling, I enjoy spending time with my family and kids.  I love to attend their soccer games, golf tournaments, and swim meets.  I also enjoy watching the Red Wings, and I am an avid model car collector.


Sales Team Pre-Owned

Ron Gurnow
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant

Steven Usler
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant

Billy Potts
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant

Rubin Bell
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant

Jason Haney
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant

Daniel Moreno
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


Office Team

Monique Tate
Office Manager

Lisa Eddy
Human Resource

Monica Opalewski

Mira Wilson
Title Clerk

Shelly Rampart
Pre-Owned Admin

Angie Mclean
Accounts Payable

Jaime Weeg

Anna Holland
Office Admin

Stacey Diamond
Inventory Clerk

Jeanette Chamboulides
New Car Biller

Mary Sweeney
New Car Biller

Barb Elliott


Service Team

Victoria Saunders
Asst. Service Manager

Hello my name is Victoria Saunders and I have worked for Golling for 8 years now.  As the Lane Manager, not only do I write up customers for their service needs but I also make sure any concerns are taken care of.  I look forward to making sure our customers' needs are met.

Brad Simo
Warranty Admin

Joe Hahn

Barbra Cannon
Warranty Admin

Chris Dickson
Warranty Clerk

Mike Belzyt
Service Advisor

Adam Osgood
Service Advisor

Anthony Jamo
Service Advisor

Daryl Lanzon
Service Advisor

David Denson
Service Advisor

Tim Delaney
Service Advisor

Jim Barriault
Service Advisor

Kelly Tonkovich
Express Lane Advisor

Mason Brannan
Express Lane Advisor

Maria Lopez
Express Lane Advisor

Frank Wackus
Service Technician

Hi! My name is Frank, and I am a technician here at Golling. I love working on cars enjoy my days working hard and seeing it pay off for the customers. I look forward to working on your vehicle!

Loren Francisco
Service Technician

Gerard Major
Service Technician

Bryan Rudd
Service Technician

Dave Butcher
Service Technician

Mitchell Heller
Service Technician

Scott Hella
Service Technician

Jason Herr
Service Technician

Jay Rimar
Service Technician

Matt Ladd
Service Technician

Joe Sheldon
Service Technician

Carson Turik
Service Technician

Brian Jackson
Service Technician

Tony Boike
Service Technician

Gerald Smith II
Express Technician

Nathan Marghalle
Service Technician

James Shaw
Express Technician

Kent Napier
Service Technician

Terry Martin
Shuttle Driver

Duane Armstrong
Lot Technician

Hello my name is Duane Armstrong. I'm a service porter here at Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. When I'm not working, I enjoy fixing up my 1962 Chrysler 300.


Collision Center Team

Chris Thibodeau
Body Shop Clerk

I have worked with Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge since 2003.  I have worked and learned most of the departments.  I am currently working in the body shop, working closely with the department manager to ensure great customer satisfaction.

Tammy Hagle
Body Shop Advisor

Steve Smith
Body Shop Advisor

Rick Paddock

John Rabette

Lamar Gergis
Body Shop Technician

My name is Lamar. I just started here at Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. I am glad to be part of the Golling family. I look forward to working on your vehicle!

Nathan Haynes
Body Shop Technician

Tim Opalewski
Body Shop Painter

Jason Robinson
Body Shop Technician

Dealon Edwards
Body Shop Technician

Hi! My name is Dealon, and I am a body shop technician here at Golling. In my spare time I like spending time with my family and friends and spending time outside. I look forward to working on your vehicle!

Scott Whitkopf
Body Shop Painter

Hello! My name is Scott Whitkopf and I am a body shop painter here at Golling. I have been working here for over 2 years now and I love what I do. When I am not at work, you can find me working on motorcycles and landscaping.


Parts Team

TJ Sornson
Parts Asst. Manager

I have been here at Golling for 14 years. I am an avid camper and sports enthusiast.  When I am not here I am probably either at a campground somewhere in our beautiful state or at the soccer field watching one of my 3 daughters play.

Haley Merz
Parts Department

Alan Trate
Parts Department

Hello there! My name is Alan Trate, and I've been working at Golling for over 3 years. When I'm not making sure that your parts are all stocked in, I'm usually cruising in my Duster, or off-roading in my Jeep Wrangler.

Mike Woodruff
Parts Accessories

Howard Cahoon
Parts Department

Hello, my name is Howard Cahoon.  I have been a member of the Golling Chrysler family in the Parts Department for 24 wonderful years.  In my spare time, you can find me either out on my motorcycle, playing video games, reading, kayaking, sailing or swimming when I can.

Jim Graham
Parts Department

Andrew Chandler
Accessories Department

Tyler Delisle
Parts Delivery


Speed Shop Cafe Team

Robin Graham
Speed Shop Cafe Chef

Hi there! My name is Robin Graham and I am a chef in the Speed Shop Cafe. When I am not making scrumptious meals for our customers and employees, I am spending time with my kids, watching NCIS, watching the news, bowling or playing softball.

Nancy Aleman
Speed Shop Cafe



Tarra Wright

Charlie Wright



Kelly Greenwald

Hi, my name is Kelly Greenwald and I am one of the first people to arrive at Golling every morning! I make sure the store remains as the best looking and functioning dealership in the country! I have been working at Golling for over 4 years now and when I am not working, I enjoy watching the Red Wings and fishing.

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