Meet Our Staff at Marlow Motors in Front Royal Virginia


Founded in 1947 by Guy Marlow, the dealership was originally a Kaiser-Frazer dealership. It became a Mercury dealership in 1955. John Marlow became involved in the operation of the dealership in 1964, and in 1971 bought the interest of his father Guy Marlow. The dealership has grown with the additions of the Jeep line in 1964, the Lincoln line in 1971 and Dodge,Chrysler, and Plymouth in 1990 to complete the six pack. In 1990 the dealership moved, into a new facility occupying a full block on Commerce Avenue in Front Royal, Virginia.

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Marlow Automotive Group Management

John Marlow
Marlow Automotive Group, Chairman
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Emily Marlow Beck
Marlow Automotive Group, President
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Ed Sullivan
Marlow Automotive Group, Service & Parts Director
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Mr. Sullivan, who joined the Marlow team in 1993, and who has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1984, brings Marlow and its customers his extensive service expertise and management experience.

 

Ed is a Great Falls native and Star Tannery resident.  Mr. Sullivan is married with two children (and a proud grandparent of three).  He is a history buff and outdoor enthusiast whose passions include running, hiking, and hunting. 

 

Professionally, Ed's strives to earn the trust of, and build strong relationships with, each customer and the community.  Mr. Sullivan's favorite part about his job is helping people and solving problems.  Ed's first car owned was a silver, 1979 Ford F-250 truck.  His "on the lot" dream car is a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

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John Noble
Marlow Automotive Group, Chief Financial Officer
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Mike Fudge
Marlow Automotive Group, Human Resources Director
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Brian Nieves
Marlow Automotive Group, eCommerce Director
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Sales Department

Ben Saadatmand
Vice President of Sales
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Maynard Leckie
New Car Manager
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Maynard, who joined the dealership in 2008, first walked onto Marlow's lot as a teenager to test drive a lime green, 1976 VW Super Beetle (parked beside the telephone pole on the south side of the lot).  After practicing (impatiently) his parents' suggested (and differing) negotiation styles, Maynard became the proud owner of his first car.

 

Having worked in the automotive industry since 1980, Maynard's experience includes working in management for an auto supplier plant in Michigan.  Mr. Leckie is a Front Royal native and Stephens City resident.  Maynard is married with two children, and his passions include grilling, fishing, and shooting.  Mr. Leckie's favorite part about the community is its history, not to mention the fact that his family was an original founder of Front Royal.

 

Professionally, Maynard has considered himself a "car person" his entire life.  This translates into his passion and knowledge about every Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram that he sells, in which he truly believes are superior products in price and performance.  Maynard's "on the lot" dream car is a Ram truck.  His favorite quote is, "To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence." - Mark Twain

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Mike Smith
Used Car Manager
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Jack Croft
Finance Manager
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Wade Easley
Sales Consultant
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Wade joined the Marlow team in 2017, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 2010.  Mr. Easley is a Front Royal native and Strasburg resident, and he enjoys playing cards with his family and friends.  Wade's favorite part about the community is its mountain views, sunsets, and hometown feel.

 

Professionally, Mr. Easely thoroughly enjoys the car industry, and if he doesn't know the answer to a customer's question, he'll find it quickly.  Wade's favorite part about his job is that he and his co-workers strive as a team to get each and every customer into a vehicle that they want and need.  Mr. Easely's first car owned was a purple, 1997 Ford Ranger (AKA "Barney").  His "on the lot" dream car is a maroon, Dodge Challenger.

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Ron Nicholson
Sales Consultant
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Ron has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1990.  Mr. Nicholson is a Rappahannock County native and resident.  Ron is married with two children, and his passions include basketball and ping pong.  Mr. Nicholson's favorite part about the community is that he's been here his entire life, and that he can genuinely get to know people.

 

Professionally, Ron's goal is to achieve complete customer satisfaction.  Mr. Nicholson's favorite part about his job is having the opportunity to meet new people, and working to facilitate an enjoyable buying experience for his customers (not to mention his short commute).

 

Ron's first car owned was a green, 1973 Ford Pinto (his father won it in a raffle for $1 at the Little Washington Carnival).  His "on the lot" dream car is a white, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.  Mr. Nicholson's favorite quotes are many of those authored by Vince Lombardi, in which Ron heard routinely before his high school cross country matches en route a team state championship.

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Rick Piland
Sales Consultant
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Neal Powell
Sales Consultant
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Neal joined the Marlow team in 2013, after working for his family's masonry business.

 

Mr. Powell is a Front Royal native and resident. Neal has two children and one grandchild.  His passions including going out to eat and seeing a good movie.  Mr. Powell's favorite part about the community is its small town feel, and that he can genuinely get to know a number of people.

 

Professionally, Neal strives to listen intently to and understand each customer, and then go the extra mile to meet his or her car buying desires and needs.  Mr. Powell also enjoys meeting new people every day.  Neal's first car owned was a black, 1980 Datsun truck.  His "on the lot" dream car is a red, Ram 2500 truck (turbo diesel). 

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Service Department

Matt Keenan
Service Manager
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Scott Renaud
Service Advisor
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Bob Pressler
Service Advisor
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Bob joined the Marlow team in 2015, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1986.  Mr. Pressler previously worked as a school bus driver, a custodian, a soccer coach, and in the food service business (starting as a dish boy, and ending as a Food Service Director for JW Marriott).

 

Bob is an identical twin, an Ohio native and Front Royal resident, he attended Miami University (Ohio), and he is married with two children.  Mr. Pressler is passionate about his family, and he lays claim to several athletic accolades, including: being named to the National All-American soccer team in high school; a state finalist in the Mile Relay; an NCAA Division I soccer player and football cheerleader; a competitor in the US National Sailing Championships; a semi-pro soccer player; and a competitor alongside his border collies participating in Frisbee tournaments.

 

Professionally, Bob's upmost priority is to listen to, and understand each customer's unique needs in order to appropriately pursue a solution.  Mr. Pressler's first car owned was a burgundy, 1965 Austin Healey (that he rebuilt).  Bob's favorite quote is "NUTS (TO YOU)!" - General Anthony McAuliffe at the Battle of the Bulge during WWII.  Or, better said by Mr. Pressler, "Do you want to win, or do you want to lose?!"

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Herb Houser
Service Advisor
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After working at Marlow previously, Herb re-joined the team in 2016, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1993.  Mr. Houser is a Maryland native and Linden resident.  Herb is married with two children (and a proud grandparent of one), he is passionate about cooking, and Mr. Houser is known among family and friends for his dry humor.

 

Professionally, Herb strives to be honest and straightforward with each and every customer that drives through the service lane.  Herb's first car owned was a blue, 1973 Ford Maverick, and his "on the lot" dream car is a Ram 2500 truck. 

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Michael Beatley
Lane Attendant
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Tim Hagberg
Service Technician
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Tim joined the Marlow team in 2015, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 2005.  Mr. Hagberg is a Hamilton native and Berryville resident.  Tim enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family.  Mr. Hagberg's favorite part about the community is that he gets to enjoy area natural attractions such as Skyline Drive and Old Rag.

 

Professionally, Tim strives to take the time necessary to properly diagnose each vehicle properly with a goal to fix it right the first time.  Mr. Hagberg's first car owned was a forest green, 1997 Mercury Sable station wagon, and his "on the lot" dream car is a black, Jeep Wrangler.

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Dale Soult
Service Tech


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Jeremy Jenkins
Service Technician
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Mr. Jenkins joined the Marlow team in 2016, and as far back as he can remember, Jeremy had a wrench in his hand.  Mr. Jenkins is a Luray native and resident, and his passions include hunting, fishing, and anything having to do with the outdoors.  Jeremy's favorite part about the community is that it's peaceful.

 

Professionally, Mr. Jenkins strives to take the time necessary to properly assess each vehicle with a goal of fixing it right the first time.  Jeremy's first car owned was a black (with gold racing stripes), 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II, and his "on the lot" dream car is a Ram 3500 truck.

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Dave Kline
Service Technician (Chrysler Certified Level 3)
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Dave joined the Marlow team in 2010, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1995.

 

Mr. Kline is a Winchester native and resident. Dave is married with two children, and he is passionate about drag racing.  Mr. Kline's favorite part about the community is that the people are down to earth.

 

Professionally, Dave strives to address each customer's needs effectively, and he enjoys the fact that his work is always changing.  Mr. Kline's first car owned was a red, 1984 Chevy Camaro (he still has it!).  His "on the lot" dream car is a Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

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Jason Mourer
Service Technician
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Jason joined the Marlow team in 2013.  Mr. Mourer is a Pennsylvania native and Woodstock resident, and he is married with three children.  Jason, a proud "Jeeper,"  is passionate about riding motorcycles and star gazing with his family.  Mr. Mourer's favorite part about the community is that he can genuinely get to know people.

 

Professionally, Jason sees himself as a doctor who identifies a vehicle's problem, and then fixes it to keep the customer safe.  Mr. Mourer thrives on the fast pace environment of his work.

 

Jason's first car owned was a blue, 1988 Honda CRX.  Mr. Mourer already owns his dream car, a 1998 Jeep Wrangler that he "lifted," and that his wife painted camouflage.  His favorite quote is, "It's better to be optimistic than pessimistic.

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Bucky Runion
Service Technician (Chrysler Certified Level 3)
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Bucky joined the Marlow team in 2015, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1993.  Mr. Runion is a Shenandoah County native and Maurertown resident.  Bucky is married with three children, and he is passionate about working on cars.  Mr. Runion's favorite part about the community is the people, who are laid back and friendly.

 

Professionally, Bucky strives to treat each and every vehicle that he is working on, like it is his very own.  Mr. Runion's first car owned was a rusty brown, 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix, and his "on the lot" dream car is a Plum Crazy, Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

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David Sirk
Service Technician (Chrysler Certified Level 3)
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David joined the Marlow team in 2011, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 2000.

 

Mr. Sirk is a Winchester native and resident. David is married with one child, and his passions include drag racing and quality time with his family.  Mr. Sirk's favorite part about the community is that the people are down to earth.

 

Professionally, David envisions putting his own family in each and every vehicle he works on, and he finds great satisfaction in tackling the challenges that his works brings him daily.  Mr. Sirk's first car owned was a green, 1969 Plymouth Valiant.  His "on the lot" dream car is a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. 

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Parts Department

Roger Dowell
Parts Manager
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After working at Marlow previously, Roger re-joined the team in 2016, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1996.  Mr. Dowell is a Culpeper native and Front Royal resident, and he is a proud parent of two children.

 

Roger identifies his unique talent as juggling, and he is also passionate about performance racing, and throwing darts and horseshoes (but not all at the same time).  Mr. Dowell's favorite part about the community is that he gets to enjoy nearby Skyline Drive.

 

Professionally, and having grown-up helping his father prepare for drag racing events, working in the Parts Department is a natural fit and interest for Roger.  Mr. Dowell's first car owned was a blue, 1974 VW Beetle, and his "on the lot" dream car is a black, Dodge Challenger Hellcat.  Roger's favorite quote is, "You've got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em." - Kenny Rogers

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Brendan Brooks
Parts Department
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After working at Marlow previously, Brendan re-joined the team in 2016, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 2011.

 

Mr. Brooks is a Nokesville native and Front Royal resident. Brendan is double-jointed, considers himself a "car guy", and he is passionate about food and the Carolina Panthers.  Mr. Brooks' favorite part about the community is that he gets to enjoy its four seasons, rich history, and central location to area attractions.

 

Professionally, Brendan strives to give each and every customer the time and attention he or she deserves, and Mr. Brooks enjoys the opportunity to interact daily with his co-workers.  Brendan's first car owned was a burgundy and silver, 1984 Dodge Ram, D-150 Custom truck.  His "on the lot" dream car is a Ram 2500, Power Wagon (6-speed) truck.

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Hunter Hubbard
Parts Advisor
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Mike Malick
Parts Department
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Roger Allison
Parts Delivery
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Mr. Allison (AKA "Uncle Roger") has worked for Marlow since 2003.  Roger's favorite part about his job is having the opportunity to work for his family's business.

 

Mr. Allison is a Front Royal native and resident.  He is a passionate fan of the Yankees, Nationals, and everything UVA (Go Hoos!).  Roger's first car owned was a blue and black, 1974 Dodge Dart.  His "on the lot" dream car is a white, Chrysler 300.

 

While Roger is known as a permanent fixture at the dealership, he can also be seen driving the Marlow Automotive Group parts van making deliveries in every nook and cranny of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

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Alexia Maynard
Parts Assistant
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Detail Department

Matt Nicholson
Automotive Detailer
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Shawn Brown
Automotive Detailer
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Shawn joined the Marlow team in 2014, after working in the boarding kennel business.  Mr. Brown is a Rappahannock County native and resident.  Shawn is married, and he is passionate about car racing and the Washington Nationals.  Mr. Brown's favorite part about the community is its scenery.

 

Professionally, Shawn strives to treat each vehicle that he is working on, as if it's his own.  Mr. Brown's first car owned was a blue, 1995 Chevy truck.  His "on the lot" dream car is a white, Dodge Charger Hemi. 

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Josh Mayberry
Automotive Detailer
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Josh joined the Marlow team in 2015, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1996.  Mr. Mayberry is a Front Royal native and resident, and he is married with three children. 

 

Josh identifies his unique talent as cutting hair (he is a former barber).  Mr. Mayberry's passions include playing sports with his family, and rooting for the Washington Nationals, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Wizards.  Josh's favorite part about the community is the nearby Shenandoah River, in which he and his family enjoy fishing, tubing, and canoeing on it.

 

Professionally, Mr. Mayberry strives to be as tedious as possible on every vehicle that he details ("to not miss a spot"), and finds great satisfaction in that his work environment fosters valuing and respecting one another.  Josh's first car owned was a Datsun 280ZX, and is "on the lot" dream car is a black, Dodge Charger SRT. 

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Administrative

Diane Shifflett


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Melissa McWhinney
Office Manager


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Kay Marble
Rental Manager
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Ms. Marble, who often serves as the customer's first point of contact, began her career at Marlow in 1997 after working in the medical and restaurant industries.

 

Kay is a Front Royal native and resident, and she has two children, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild.  Ms. Marble's passions include tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.  Kay's favorite part about Front Royal is that amidst the changes throughout the years, the Town has sustained itself as a quaint and family-oriented community.

 

Professionally, Kay emphasizes the importance of multi-tasking, prioritizing, and directing the customer to the right place in a timely manner.  Ms. Marble takes joy in seeing repeat customers, and now their children too, walking through Marlow's doors.  Kay's  first car owned was a beige, 1960 (something) Chevy station wagon, and her "on the lot" dream car is a cashmere pearl, Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Ms. Marble's favorite quote is, "Be the person that your dog thinks you are."

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Heather Fager
Nighttime Cashier
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Customer Service & Business Development

Jessica Peters
Multi Media Specialist
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Catie Holliday
BDC Representative
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Peggy Doerwaldt
BDC Representative
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