Staff


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Manager

DJ Yark
General Manager
419-842-7676


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Sales

Scott Moewe
General Sales Manager
419-842-7813


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Ross Rector
Sales Manager
419-842-7654


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Adam Mallett
Finance Manager
419-842-7617


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Paul Lunde
Client Advisor
419-842-7708

Hometown: St Louis, Missouri

Paul has worked at Yark Automotive since 1994. His wife Diane is a 33 year ProMedica employee. They have one daughter Victoria and are proud Grandparents of Carolyn Rose (now 2). His favorite things to do outside of work are biking, cooking and travel. One thing he cannot live without is oxygen, of course. His favorite place travelled to is the Society Islands. The weirdest job he has ever had is milking cows! Paul's favorite car is a 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL.

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Steve Messinger
Client Advisor
419-842-7712

Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio

Steve has worked at Yark Automotive for 29 years. He has been married to his wife, Kelley, for 28 years and has two children. His son, Max, is 22 and recently started his career in Arkansas, and his daughter, Julia, is 20 and goes to Ohio University. Outside of work, Steve enjoys biking, swimming, and spending time with his family. One thing he cannot live without is fresh ground black pepper. His favorite place to be is out by the pool or in Siesta Key, Florida. The weirdest job he has ever had is being a cook at Chi-Chi's. Steve's favorite car is a BMW 3 series or a 1970 Dodge Challenger.

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Steve Kizewic
Client Advisor
419-842-7714

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Steve started working at Yark Automotive in 1987. He has been married for 33 years and has two sons, Tyler and Andrew. Outside of work, Steve enjoys gourmet cooking and taking trips to destination restaurants. One thing he cannot live without is having days off of work. Steve's favorite place to be is traveling somewhere on a Sunday. The weirdest job he has ever had was making silkscreen shirts and sweaters. His favorite car is a BMW m550.

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Chris Miller
Client Advisor
419-842-7772

Hometown: Dundee, Michigan

Chris has been at Yark for 17 years. He and his wife, Lynette, have been married 15 years and live in a great neighborhood in Monclova Twp. She is an RN at St. Luke's Hospital. Their daughter, Mackenzie, runs cross country and track at Anthony Wayne Jr. High, and their daughter, Brooke, is a gymnast with the YMCA Gymcats in Perrysburg. Their son, Chase, is Chris's personal hero. He is a special needs child with a strength and spirit that motivates Chris every day. Outside of work, his family has a membership in the Toledo Roadrunners Club and they try to do several local races and events every year. Chris also enjoys biking on the area roads and Metropark trails. His favorite place to be is in his backyard, around the pool and fire pit with family and neighbors. Chris has never really had a weird job, but spent 4 years in the Marine Corps and a year in residential construction before his career in the auto business.

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Donaven Pierce
Client Advisor
419-842-7622


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Sammy Wahidy
Client Advisor
419-842-7911

Sammy has worked at Yark since May 1st. He is a father of 4, 3 boys and a girl, and his kids go to Sylvania Schools. His favorite things to do outside of work are home improvement and hunting. One thing Sammy cannot live without is work as it allows him to provide for his family. His favorite place to be is the Caribbean. He has not had any weird jobs but he did teach science courses at Owens. Sammy's favorite car is a BMW 750.

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Corie Sanderson
BMW Genius
419-842-7449

Corie has been with Yark Automotive group for two years, and began her role as the BMW Genius in the spring of 2016. Outside of work, she tries to spend her time outdoors. On her days off, she tries to explore someplace new, either in Toledo or a nearby town. She loves art and photography. She frequents the Toledo Museum of Art and loves to explore the murals in downtown Toledo and Detroit. One thing she cannot live without is her phone. She has lived in several different cities so most of her friends and family do not live in the area. Corie is grateful to have the technology to keep in touch! Her favorite place to be is outside or exploring someplace new. She says that she hasn't had any weird jobs, but if she had to pick one it would be working as the hiring manager for the holiday season at a clothing store because it was weird to hire a group of employees only to let them go after a few months. Corie's favorite car is the BMW i3!

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Mason Bryan
BMW Genius
419-842-7675

Mason has been with Yark Automotive for almost a year. Outside of work he enjoys spending time playing video games and watching Ohio State football. One thing he cannot live without is the Steelers, and his favorite place to be is Pittsburgh. The weirdest job Mason has ever had is working as a candle maker. His favorite car is a Rebel.

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Service

Keith Wallace
Service Manager
419-842-7976

Hometown: Lambertville, Michigan

Keith has worked at Yark Automotive since October of 1989. He has 3 children and a grandchild. His sons are in college and his daughter is a teacher. His wife is an elementary school teacher and Keith actually used to be a teacher too! Outside of work he enjoys doing anything outdoors like hiking and fishing. He also enjoys reading and restoring cars. One thing Keith cannot live without is his family. His favorite places to be are Northern Michigan and Canada. The weirdest job he has ever had was cleaning a butcher shop. Keith's favorite car is his '65 Dodge Coronet.

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John Isler
Service Advisor
419-842-7975

Hometown:Sandusky, Michigan

John has worked at Yark Automotive for 15 years. He has a daughter and two dogs. Outside of work, John spends time hiking in Tennessee and enjoys golfing. One thing he cannot live without is music. His favorite place to be is outdoors during the summer months. The weirdest job he has ever had is picking rocks in the fields of his dad's farm. John's favorite car is a BMW M4.

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Dave Emerine
Service Advisor
419-842-7974

South Bend, Indiana

Dave has worked at Yark for almost 24 years. He has been married to his wife, Susan, for 41 years and they have 4 kids and 7 grandkids. His oldest son, Corey, lives in North Carolina outside of Charlotte, his next son, Jeffrey, lives in Rochester, his other son, Bryan, lives in Toledo and also works at Yark, and his daughter, Julie, lives in Toledo and works for Habitat for Humanity. Outside of work, Dave enjoys going to car shows and classic car shows. One thing he cannot live without is dessert; he loves strawberry pie! His favorite place to be is in the Charlotte area visiting his grandkids. The weirdest jobs he has ever had are being a paper boy (he says he was the most loved paper boy in the neighborhood!) and being a manager of a toy store. His favorite car is his '98 Corvette.

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Kyle Kissling
Service Advisor
419-842-7427

Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio

Kyle has been with Yark Automotive for almost 3 years, and has spent 2 years at BMW. He and his wife Tomi have 2 children, Duke and Kenton, which are 2 years old and 9 months old. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and watching and playing sports. Kyle says the one thing he cannot live without is Chick-Fil-A. His favorite place to be is in Tiffin because he can see all of his friends from college. He says the weirdest job he has ever had is working at McDonald's. Kyle's favorite car is a BMW 650 Grand Coupe.

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Beth Butcher
Service Receptionist
419-842-7891

Beth has worked at Yark Automotive for 13 years. She has 4 children, Brynn, Bryson, Zoie, and Maddi, and is engaged to her fiancé, Ryan, whom she met here at Yark 11 years ago! She also has a pitbull named Keem and a tree frog named Fred. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her kids and watching them play sports. She also helps out with her daughter's softball team. One thing Beth says she cannot live without is her kids. She loves her crazy, chaotic life and she can't picture it any other way. Her favorite place to be is home with her kids, of course. The weirdest job she ever had was working at Arthur Teacher's at Franklin Park Mall where she worked for 6 years. Her favorite car is her new Chevy Traverse because she can fit her whole family in it!

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Parts

Teresa Trombley
Parts Manager
419-842-7905

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Teresa has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years and joined the BMW of Toledo team in 2000. Teresa's links with the motor industry don't stop there. She and her husband of 34 years, Steve, together own a body shop in Temperance, Michigan, where they share their home with 2 cats, Dak and Jet. They have a son and a daughter, both married, and a 10 year old grandson. Teresa and Steve collect Shelbys and Mustangs and have a passion for Harleys, but Teresa has another passion: she is the Secretary Treasurer of the Women's Tri-County Pool League, having played pool and billiards since 1985.

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Ben Marx
Parts Advisor
419-842-7834


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