Meet Our Team

Management

  • Matt Garner

    Matt Garner

    Dealer Principal

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    Matt Garner

    Matt Garner

    Dealer Principal

  • Jordan Garner

    Jordan Garner

    Controller

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    Jordan Garner

    Jordan Garner

    Controller

  • Paul Davis

    Paul Davis

    Parts & Service Manager

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    Paul Davis

    Paul Davis

    Parts & Service Manager

Sales

  • Shawn Stringham

    Shawn Stringham

    Retail & Commercial Sales Consultant

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    Shawn Stringham

    Shawn Stringham

    Retail & Commercial Sales Consultant

    Meet Shawn Stringham, one of Downtown Auto Group’s, new and used sales consultants and commercial truck specialists.  Shawn was born and raised in the Vernal, UT where he met his wife of 9 years, Malia.  They have 3 boys and 1 girl that keep them on the go!

    Shawn honorably served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 20 years where he was actively deployed to locations such as Iraq, Yemen, and Autstralia.  He served on bases in San Diego and San Francisco, CA.  Shawn loves to be involved in the Uintah Basin community and volunteers his time working with little league baseball and football programs.

    Shawn strives to insure his customers get the experience and attention they deserve when purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle.  His experience will provide you with the expertise when purchasing commercial vehicle as well!  Come in to Downtown Auto Group and let Shawn help you and your family today!

  • Serena Anderson

    Serena Anderson

    Customer Experience Coordinator

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    Serena Anderson

    Serena Anderson

    Customer Experience Coordinator

    Born and raised in the Uintah Basin, Serena the proud mom to 2 girls and 2 boys who keep her busy with riding horses.  She enjoys spending time in the community volunteering, and currently serves on the Dinosaur Round Up Rodeo Committee as the Sponsorship Chairperson.  Raised on a farm, she’s spent most of her life learning the value of working hard.  Our team considers Serena the “real deal” cowgirl.  If you don’t see her at the dealership when you stop by; you can bet she is with her girls in the mountains on her horse Roy!

    Serena’s great smile is something you can’t miss when you enter the dealership.  She loves to go out of her way to make sure our customers experience is memorable and always finds a way to help make there day a little brighter.  Don’t forget to say hello to Serena during your visit to see the team at Downtown Auto Group!

  • Blaine Watson

    Blaine Watson

    1976-2021

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    Blaine Watson

    Blaine Watson

    1976-2021

    Blaine loved the outdoors and enjoyed them with friends and family.  His Alaskan fishing trips were some of his greatest memories and adventures.  He was also a very talented musician.  He played many musical instruments, but he loved playing his guitars.  From the time he was a teenage boy , he always found himself playing gigs in various local bands, creating lifetime friendships.  Blaine also used his vast knowledge of the local terrain to service in the Uintah County Search and Rescue for over 17 years.

    Blaine loved people and a dedication to serve our community for over 44 years in the Automotive Industry.  He worked for Showalter Ford for 42 years.  After their closing and without skipping one day of work, he joined our team at Downtown Auto Group where he continued to do what he loved, up until his very last day.

    December 28, 2020 our team gained a Guardian Angel. A man to us who kept things simple, was a loyal and loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend. Who loved people more than computers, laughter more than anger, and gave to others more than himself.  In life we feel like we will look back on our tears and laugh, but we never think we’ll look back on our laughter and cry.
    Thank you for making each day a little brighter, each memory a little funnier, and making a difference in our lives!

Service

  • Derek Pettey

    Derek Pettey

    Senior Service Advisor

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    Derek Pettey

    Derek Pettey

    Senior Service Advisor

    Derek’s story of hard work and grit is one that would inspire anyone to want to do better and realize that you are in control of your own destiny!  His highest priority is being the best Dad to his two sons – who give him the reason to show up and work hard day in and day out.  Derek started with Downtown Auto Group as an apprentice technician earning his certifications from Uintah Basin Technical College.

    Derek’s hard work and desire to constantly better himself, quickly lead him into a Parts Advisor role and then into a Service Advisor position.  He has earned extensive certification levels with Chrysler in parts and service advising along with honors in customer experience and product expert training.  He has earned a team leadership role of Senior Service Advisor and continues to push the bar to the next level of excellence, never settling for mediocrity.

    Derek has a customer following that is very important to him, he knows customers by name, cares about their families, he’s eager to meet new people, and wants to provide the best possible experience each and every time he serves them.  He is passionate about giving back and helping others in our community.  If you know Derek, you know he works tireless each day to make sure his customers are not only listened to!  Come in to Downtown Auto Group and say hello to Derek – you’ll find he will turn into the friend you wish you would have met years ago!

  • Kristen  Wilcox

    Kristen Wilcox

    Express Lane Advisor

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    Kristen  Wilcox

    Kristen Wilcox

    Express Lane Advisor

    Kristen joined our team after running her own trucking company while juggling the role of being a full-time Mom!  If you know someone who has an amazing ability to juggle schedules, keep work moving forward efficiently and correctly, and do it with a happy attitude – then you most likely know someone like Kristen.  As our Express Lane Advisor, she understand the importance of a time and the value most of our customers expect in having there express oil changes and services completed in 30 minutes or less!

    Kristen brings positive energy to her work everyday!  She especially understands the demands of working or stay-at-home Mom’s or the importance of business customers who depend on their vehicles to function right!  She knows quick service helps our customers get back on the road and back to doing what is most important to them!   If you find the long drawn out “oil changes” or simple vehicle service needs are frustratingly creating chaos in your schedule – give Kristen a call and let her make your life a little easier!

     

  • Brandon Wild

    Brandon Wild

    Master Technician

    Brandon Wild

    Brandon Wild

    Master Technician

  • Randy Booth

    Randy Booth

    Master Technician

    Randy Booth

    Randy Booth

    Master Technician

  • Steven  Ammerman

    Steven Ammerman

    Apprentice Factory Technician

    Steven  Ammerman

    Steven Ammerman

    Apprentice Factory Technician

  • Jeff Honn

    Jeff Honn

    Apprentice Factory Technician

    Jeff Honn

    Jeff Honn

    Apprentice Factory Technician

  • Robert "Bobby" Earnhardt

    Robert "Bobby" Earnhardt

    Express Lane Technician

    Robert

    Robert "Bobby" Earnhardt

    Express Lane Technician

Parts

  • Jay  Wright

    Jay Wright

    Parts Advisor

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    Jay  Wright

    Jay Wright

    Parts Advisor

  • Brian Smith

    Brian Smith

    Parts Advisor

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    Brian Smith

    Brian Smith

    Parts Advisor

Finance

  • Joe Archer

    Joe Archer

    Finance & Insurance

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    Joe Archer

    Joe Archer

    Finance & Insurance

    “Joe” or “Joby” finds his real joy in life comes from being married to his sweetheart Julie and a busy Dad of 7 kids.  You’ll rarely find grass growing under Joby’s feet as he seems to always be on the move.  Joe has dealership experiencing ranging from franchise auto sales to finance & insurance.  A big part of the Downtown Auto team, Joe can be found helping customers on the lot, in the sales offices, assisting customers to find the best financing options, and even up on a ladder repairing odds and ends around the dealership.  We often say there isn’t a job Joe can’t do!

  • Marie Cook

    Marie Cook

    Accounting Advisor

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    Marie Cook

    Marie Cook

    Accounting Advisor

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