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Sales Management

Kim Gillette
General Sales Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 334

I've been in the car industry for over 30 years. I'm originally from St. Joseph, MI and love the beach. I am so excited to be close to Lake Michigan again! My favorite part about working in this industry is getting to meet so many people. A fun fact about myself is that I married the first boy I ever kissed.

Ben De St Jean
Ford Sales Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 318

I've been in the car industry for 12 years and with Lake Shore for 7.  I enjoy meeting new people and helping them get into the perfect car/truck/SUV that fits with their lifestyle.  Outside of work, I prefer to spend time with my daughter and bowl.  A fun fact about me is that I have bowled 25 Perfect 300 games!

Bill Goldrick
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 336

Don Hadley
Ford Fleet Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 321

I stated my career at Boone Ford in Olympia, WA back in 1987 as Finance director.  I joined Lake Shore in 1991 as the Ford Sales Manager and have worn many hats over the years.  In addition to being the Ford Sales Manager, I've sat in the Toyota Sales Manager's seat, been Dealer Operations Manager and currently work as the dealerships Government and Commercial Fleet Manager.  The best thing about this industry is that it's always changing.  Technology, new models, and new co-workers make every day worth coming to work. A fun fact about me is that I have a trophy on my desk for winning the 13-year-old local Punt, Pass, and Kick competition…Sponsored by Ford.  When I'm not working, my wife of 32 years and our 3 dogs like to hike and when I can, I like to get out and play some golf.  I still think baseball is America's number one pastime so I try to see as many games as my schedule will allow.



Jim Apostol
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 306

Mike Cochran
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 332

I've been in the car industry for 29 years and started here at Lake Shore back in 1989. I love meeting all the interesting people that I run across in this business.  I play a Vintage 1974 Fender Bass in a band in my spare time.  We play RnB & Motown type music.  Another fun fact is that I have 25 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Bob Kerr is a great guy to work for.

Damen Hebblethwaite
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 332

Nicole Maffitt
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 325

Peggy Malave
Sales Consultant, Assistant Finance
219-787-8600 ext. 329

Bill Ozug
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 326

Mike Pietrzak
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 363

Mark Ramirez
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 364

Dorian Trent
Sales Consultant
219-787-8600 ext. 333

Kyle Hiestand
Ford Assistant Fleet Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 337

I've been in the car industry for 6 years and my favorite part is working with different people, both employees and customers.  A fun fact about myself is that I know over 100 card tricks.  When I'm not at work, I like to BBQ, go camping, and travel.

Adam Kerr
Commercial Account Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 365


Internet Sales and Marketing

Lauren Meyers
Digital Marketing Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 351

I've been in the car business for almost 2 years and love that every day is different.  Some fun facts about me are that I was a collegiate swimmer and recently got married to a guy who I've known since kindergarten.  We don't have any children but do have 2 large fur babies who are like our children.

Maureen Duggan
Internet Sales Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 303

I've been in the car industry for 10 years.  I like being able to solve problems and have the opportunity to enhance the "Lake Shore Experience" for our clients. Outside of work, I enjoy being in nature as much as I can.

Courtney Osika
Automotive Photographer
219-787-8600 ext. 328

I've been in the car industry and here at Lake Shore for a little over a year.  I really like the friendly atmosphere and the business.  I was born in Georgia, play the flute, and have played soccer since I was 3.  Outside of work I like to take pictures of nature.


Finance and Office

Brian Sweeney
Finance Manager
219-787-8600 ext 319

Evelyn Avila
Title Clerk
219-787-8600 ext. 312

Laura Frisk
219-787-8600 ext. 330

Karen Jefferson
219-787-8600 ext. 313

Carrie Kitchens
Accounts Payable

Kristie Kiel
219-787-8600 ext. 311



Tim McKay
Service Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 305

Karen Westerman
Service Representative
219-787-8600 ext. 302



Jeff Mortenson
Parts Manager
219-787-8600 ext. 310

Larry (Chappy) Chapman
Parts Representative
219-787-8600 ext. 307

Jeremy LeCounte
Parts Representative
219-787-8600 ext. 308

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