Staff


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  • Lance Quinn
    General Manager

    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

    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 Englehardt
    Sales Manager

    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 Representitive

    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 Representitive

    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 Representitive

    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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  • Michael Foss
    Sales Representitive

    I was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine. After graduation, I enlisted in the Army National Guard part-time. I keep busy between working in the Guard and part-time at the Cross Insurance Arena.

    After buying a vehicle from Darling's, I fell in love with the people and experience of the dealership and applied to join the team when an opening became available in 2019.

    My home is still Lewiston, where I live with my furbabies: a German Shepherd/Pitbull mix named Kodak and two bunnies named Porky and Odell. We most enjoy our time together cheering on our favorite sports teams (most importantly the New England Patriots). When I need some "me time," I love playing football and hanging out at the gym.  

    I love my Darling's family. The experience of Darling's is filled with caring friends and family who take great pride in taking care of the customer. I am proud to share this same experience with every customer I serve. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.


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  • Paul Watson
    Sales Representitive

    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 Representitive

    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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  • Tyler Cote
    Sales Representative

    I am a Mainer, raised in Livermore. After graduation, I attended the University of Southern Maine before joining the Marine Corps. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton before deploying to Afghanistan. When I returned, I became the owner of the Sears store in Farmington, before starting at Darling's in 2019.

    My home is Chesterville, where I live with my wife, Renee, and our fur babies: a Walker Coonhound named Charlie, and an American Bulldog named Moo Moo. Outside the office, I love hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, and spending time at my camp in Allagash. 

    I chose to work at Darling's because they actively care for their community. As a Veteran, I've seen the kindness given to myself and fellow Veterans. They truly respect every customer, ensuring the best experience. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Tyler Richardson
    Sales Representative

    I am originally from Memphis, TN.  After graduation, I enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.  After serving, I worked in the automotive field as a sales and finance manager. In 2019, I became a part of the Darling's family as a sales representative.

    My home is Auburn now, where I spend most of my time with my daughter. She is my world, and I cherish every moment with her. I also enjoy traveling, sports, and spending time with friends and family. 

    I enjoy working for the Darling's family. The "Darling's difference" is their dedication to the community. Their focus is caring for customers and employees, treating them as one of their own family. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Jon Condon
    Finance Manager

    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
    Fiance Manager

    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

    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

    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

    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. My family includes, 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 photography 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 customer to feel welcome and part of the Darling's family. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Kelly Blanchard
    Receptionist

    I am a Mainer, born and raised in Warren. Before working at Darlings, I worked in the medical and mental health field for over twenty years. Needing a change, I started at Darling's in 2019 as a receptionist.

    My home is Union now.  I am a proud mom of two children. My children are all grown up and have made me the proud grandmother of two. Outside the office, I love scrapbooking, camping, games, watching movies, and spending time with family.

    At Darling's, it is about people. Darling's truly cares for its customers and employees. Here, I am more than just a number. Everyone is treated with family kindness and caring. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Meghan Reitchel
    Receptionist

    I am a Mainer, raised in Central Maine. After graduation, I balanced a job in banking while attending college part-time. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Thomas College in 2010 with my Bachelor's in Business. Shortly after, I became their college registrar. For the last six years, I was promoted to a stay-at-home mom of two boys. Needing a change, I began at Darling's in 2019 as a receptionist.

    My home is Augusta now with my boys and our Weimaraner dog named Summer. My boys and Summer keep me on my toes!  I'm passionate about yoga, recently completing a 200-hour teacher training. Currently, I teach yoga at Maine General and a local studio. I also enjoy gardening and renovating my 100-year-old home.

    I love working for Darling's. I look forward to work because my coworkers care. As a single mom, my team has been so accommodating and supportive. It's a great feeling to witness everyday customer interactions, where customers are supported and treated to the best experience. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Jason Witts
    Service Director

    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

    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

    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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  • Evan Belanger
    Team Service Manager

    I was born and raised in Rumford, Maine. After graduation, I attended Central Maine Community College where I studied Automotive as part of the Ford Assist Program. During this time, I learned some of my skills from the team at Darling's Ford in Bangor.

    When I completed the program, I worked for Darling's Ford for a year until moving to southern Maine. My experience led me to becoming a Service Writer and eventual Service Manager in Somersworth, NH. In 2019, I moved back to Maine to be closer to my family. The team at Darling's Augusta shortly after hired me as a Team Service Manager. 

    My home is Peru, where I live with my wonderful wife Katarina and our two children Henry and Natalie. Our home also includes a springer spaniel named Hunter and a terrier mix named Holly. At home, I enjoy yardwork, housework and small engine repair. When we need some time away, my family enjoys time at our camp in Weld. At camp, we love relaxing and fishing.

    I am proud to be back at Darling's where they truly care. Friendly people surround my job, which makes all the difference. The service side of the car business is all about the customer experience. Darling's atmosphere of genuine kindness transcends to the customers, something you do not see at most shops. Feel free to reach out to me anytime with any questions.


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  • John Storen
    Team Service Manager

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Matt Conti
    Parts Counter Person

    I am a Mainer, raised in Waterville. After graduation, I continued my education at Newbury College in Boston, studying criminal justice.  Since then, I have worked mostly in the automotive industry. Before coming back to Maine, my wife and I lived in North Carolina. Here, I worked for the water company as a maintenance mechanic. We moved back to Maine shortly after our first child, where I came back to automotive as a Parts Counter Person at Darling's.

    My home is Augusta now where I live with my wife and our child. We also have a Golden Boxer named Dexter, a Pitbull mix named Sadie, and a cat. Outside the office, I love spending time with family, hiking, and working on hobby projects around the house.

    At Darling's, it is about people. Darling's truly cares for its customers and employees. Here, people are supportive and friendly. I am proud to share the same kindness to my customers. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Nathan Parlin
    Porter

    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

    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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