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David McFarland joins the Groove Ford service team with experiance in the automotive industry since 2002. He has worked with Honda, Ford and Toyota vehicles extensively.
Currently driving a Dodge Magnum Hemi, David's dream car is an original Dodge Charger; customized and modified to his exact specifications.
David helps makes the Groove service process fun and easy by offing great explanations and communication ability.
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Brenden Carlson has worked as New Car Director at the Groove Toyota store since it opened nearly 4 years ago. He bring with him over 10 years of retail store Toyota experience.
Hailing from Parker Colorado, Brenden is a big Broncos fan. He currently drives a 2008 Toyota 4Runner and trusts in the Toyota brand to keep his family safe. When not at Groove Brenden can be found at a sporting event.
Brenden believes every customer is important because without the valued guests he comes into contact every day he would have nothing to do. He strives to treat each customer personally and appreciates that this is the mentality that Groove as a company takes as well. Brenden says it best:
"I believe our business will be successful if we honor our core values of Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork, Clarity and Compassion."
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A Parts Manager at Groove Toyota in Denver, with 33 years of experience in the automotive industry, Douglas "Doug" Borger is strongly committed to providing top-quality customer service in every respect, proud to be a member of what he calls "the greatest Parts Department in Colorado." Working hard to ensure that he meets and exceeds every client's expectations, Doug always goes above and beyond to obtain the right part to repair a vehicle, placing strong value on getting the job done in a timely manner.
Born and raised in Denver, Doug is particularly fond of Colorado's changing seasons and gorgeous mountain ranges, traveling up to his cabin in the woods as often as possible. When he isn't giving his all to customers at Groove Auto, Doug can be found enjoying his family's company, gardening or cooking with his wife, and riding his Harley Road King.
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An Internet Sales Manager here at Groove Toyota since October of 2011, Rob Wright is a native of Denver, Colorado who loves spending time outdoors whenever he isn't engrossed in his work at the dealership. Rob has over 15 years of experience in his career in the automotive industry the last 5 years with Toyota, developing the excellent customer service skills all along the way that he utilizes on a daily basis in his job at Groove Auto.
Understanding that every client has unique needs, Rob is always happy to go the extra mile to make the process of buying a new car or truck thoroughly enjoyable. When it comes to his personal choice in transportation, Rob presently drives a Toyota 4Runner Limited.
Maintaining a wide array of interests aside from everything automotive-related, Rob utilizes his free time with his Family. This is what motivates him to be the very best. Rob is also Bi-lingual and speaks, writes, and reads Spanish. When he next gets the opportunity to take a vacation from Groove Auto, Rob will visit his second home in Pontevedra Spain, one of his favorite cities in the world where he visits at least once every other year.
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Joe Steiner has been with Groove since October of 2009 adding to his previous 2 year in the automotive industry with Toyota. He is a Denver native and plays on the Groove Softball team - helping them win many championships. Joe currently drives a 2006 Toyota Camry which he would like to take on a Vegas road trip soon. Hopefully while on vacation he can get out on the Greens to do some golfing along the way.
When not at Groove Joe can be found on the golf course and hanging out with his family.
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Working in the Parts Department at Groove Toyota in Denver, Colorado, Sean Bailey boasts nearly a decade of automotive industry experience, primarily servicing Toyotas. Sean holds much knowledge of a wide array of other vehicle makes and models as well, he aims to treat every customer he assists with respect and care, approaching every client with a genuine smile. Sean's gregarious personality shines through in numerous ways, his laid-back demeanor setting him apart as a kind and helpful member of Groove Auto's team.
Born and raised in Colorado, Sean currently drives a Toyota truck, the perfect mode of transportation to get his up into the mountains surrounding Denver. An aficionado of high-performance cars, Sean would love to slide into the driver's seat of a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 2 at some point in the future to test out the vehicle's capabilities.
Planning his next vacation, Sean looks forward to taking a road trip through the Southwest and out to California, stopping in Austin, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico, ending his trip in San Diego.
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An Assistant Parts Manager at Groove Auto in Denver, Daniel "Dan" Howerton has been with Groove's Toyota dealership since its inception. With more than 33 years of experience in the automotive industry, Dan boasts great familiarity with Toyotas, as well as with Volvos, Mazdas, Dodges, and Daihatsus, among other domestic and foreign vehicles. Believing that every customer he assists should be treated like a family member; Dan strives to form solid, long-lasting relationships with every single one of Groove Auto's clients.
Born and raised in Colorado, Dan has lived in Golden, Lakewood, and Denver. Particularly fond of the states four distinct seasons and his home's close proximity to the mountains, Dan spends a large portion of his leisure time outdoors, playing golf or snowboarding. A multi-talented individual, Dan is also a skilled piano player and motorcycle mechanic, having recently restored a 1963 Triumph.
i groove on golf, snow boarding & music
David Farley has been with Groove for just over a year bringing with him 30 years of automotive industry experience with Ford, Toyota and Jeep. David currently drives his dream car: a Supercharged FJ Cruiser.
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Jamie Krueger has been with the Groove Toyota sales team for the past 6 months. Originally ailing from Montpelier Ohio, Jamie now enjoys the many outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. Jamie served 14 years in the military and "shared" the Time Person of the Year title with his fellow American Soldiers in 2003 for their service.
Jamie drives a Honda Element as his daily driver but his dream car would be a modded-out monster Mazda Miata racer. Perhaps this super fast convertible will be a great car for him to take on a road trip up and down the west cost; fishing and standup paddle boarding along the way.
Jamie can be found Bass fishing, 4x4ing, camping and watching football when not at Groove. He is also a Consumer Reports nut so knows where each manufacture stands. Jamie likes to share his knowledge with potential buyers to help them make the right decision on their next vehicle.
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Paul Sarnecki became a member of the Groove Toyota sales team several months ago bringing with him a few months of prior experience with Toyota. Although new to the team, Paul was already named Salesman of the Month in December. Hailing from the Florida Keys, Paul enjoys the great weather and outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. He can be seen driving a Honda Civic but is ready to trade up for a Toyota 4Runner or possibly a Toyota Supra (his dream car).
Paul makes the Groove Auto buying process fun and easy by offering Honesty and Integrity.
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Chad Leach has been at Groove Toyota for over 6 months switching over from the culinary industry as a chief. Chad hails from California so enjoys the sunny climate (with some snow) and the people of his new home town.
Chad's next vacation will hopefully be spent taken his kids to Disneyland and perhaps seeing more of his home state.
Chad strives to make lasting connections with his guests by getting them what they want and understanding what they need in a timely manner.
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Youcef Smail has been with Groove for 3 1/2 years, bringing over 15 years of prior automotive industry experience with him.
Youcef currently drives a Toyota Camry and hopes to one day trade up for a Toyota Land Cruiser. His ideal road trip would be to head to San Diego California for a leisurely vacation before coming home. Youcef also enjoys the Colorado sunshine and watching soccer when not at Groove.
Youcef prides himself in helping his customer get into a vehicle they can get around in that meets their needs and is reliable and safe.
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Logan Wakefield has been apart of the Groove sales team for the past 2 years; working for both Groove Subaru and Groove Toyota. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, then 8 years in Michigan, Logan eventually came to Colorado where he enjoys the weather and countless activities to be found.
Currently Logan drives a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo but his ultimate dream car would be a full-sized-derby-ready Monster Truck.
Logan's ideal road trip would be to take his girlfriend across the US to see all 50 states. He would of course have his favorite Country tunes playing on the radio all along the way.
Logan can be found relaxing at home or spending time in the mountains hunting, fishing or 4-wheeling when not at Groove. He focuses on the customer experience when selling cars: making the process fun and enjoyable.
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Matt Hedrington joined the Groove Toyota Sales team 6 months ago, previously working in the Arline Industry for 13 years. Hailing from Albuquerque New Mexico Matt now enjoys the mountains of Colorado and the ever changing weather that brings. He currently drives a 2009 toyota Camry and would like to build up a 1978 Ford Bronco some day. When he gets a change, Matt would like to take a road trip back to Albuquerque with stops in Las Vegas NM and Sante Fe.
When not at Groove Matt can be found golfing, fishing and spending time with his family. Matt also doesn't take himself too seriously.
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Charles "Charlie" Larkin has been a member of the team at Groove Toyota in Denver since 2009. Working in the automotive industry for 16 years prior to stepping into his current role at the dealership as a Toyota and Scion Customer Relationship Manager, Charles accrued a great deal of understanding about the value, capabilities, and construction of both new and used vehicles.
In his present role at Groove Auto, Charles derives satisfaction from interacting one-on-one with customers, showing them how to make the most of a new car's features. As automobile technology progresses, Groove Auto relies on experienced staff members like Charles to share their knowledge with clients, ensuring that every person who purchases a vehicle from a Groove dealerships drives away with the perfect mode of transportation.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Charles relocated to Colorado when he was 14. Happy to live in such a beautiful state, Charles enjoys Colorado living for a multitude of reasons. For Charles, Colorado offers everything he needs - fantastic weather, friendly people, great food, and winning sports teams. When he isn't busy providing excellent service to his customers at Groove Auto, Charles can usually be found spending time with his grandchildren, relaxing at home, or out at the movies.
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Jelena lips joins the Groove Toyota team as a Customer Service Representative. Jelena grew up in Switzerland and has had prior work experience as a Whole Foods Market Supervisor.
Jelena currently drives a Toyota Prius, which among other great features, gets amazing gas milage through its revolutionary Hybrid technology. Some time in the future when Jelena doesn't have to worry so much about the cost of fuel she has her eye on an Audi R8.
A nature and outdoor adventure enthusiast Jelena would like to take a trip to Miami and follow the southern coast to Texas, Pensacola Beach, New Orleans, Disney World, South Beach, the Everglades and Key West if she can fit it all in. Do doubt Cat Stevens will be playing on the radio as she cruises along the way.
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Jack Ridley joins the Groove Toyota sales team bringing 25 years of automotive industry experience with Toyota, Honda, and Subaru. Although Jack hails from Bedford, England he join the U.S. Army for 5 years and then came to Denver. He enjoys the City Lights and Mountain Vistas Colorado has to offer.
Jack currently owns 2 Toyota Previa vans but hopes to one day own his dream car: a 1957 Chevy 2 door. When asked what his ideal road trip would include; he would start in Denver and spend time in Fairbanks Alaska before coming home to Colorado. His travels may include listening to "Free Bird" "Black Betty" & "Go Your Own Way" on the radio.
Jack likes spending time with his 3 kids - a pastime that can take patience. Jack carries this through to his workplace where he prides himself on finding the perfect car for his customers by listening to their wants and needs.
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Dan Southern has worked at Groove Toyota for the past 3 1/2 years bringing with him 20 years of prior automotive industry experience in sales and service. He also has experience as a machinist which gives him a real eye for the details. As Denver native, Dan enjoys all the sunshine his home offers and enjoys NHRA Drag Racing. In fact he has received an award for Nitro Racing.
Dan currently drives a Lexus ES300 but has his eye on the new Toyota Camry. Perhaps when he does he can take a road trip out to California with a stop in Las Vegas, as those are two of his favorite destinations.
When not at Groove, Dan can be found making things in his garage. Dan's customers enjoy working with him because of his great attitude.
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Working in Parts Sales at Groove Toyota for nearly two years, Dean Edmonds is highly knowledgeable about all things automotive related, honing his skills and understanding of a wide array of vehicles, both foreign and domestic for 25-plus years.
Prior to embarking on a career in auto parts sales, Dean spent almost a decade in the corporate world. Extremely personable and eager to help in any way he can, Dean always aims to deliver excellent customer service, content to know that his efforts contribute to a client's overall satisfaction with the car or truck they purchase from Groove Auto.
Born and raised in Nebraska, Dean is an avid outdoorsman who spends a large portion of his free time in the mountains. In addition to enjoying Colorado's vast natural expanses, Dean loves to go fly-fishing and motorcycle riding. Planning his next vacation, Dean looks forward to taking a long road trip up to Canada, visiting Vancouver and Calgary before returning home to Denver.
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Jackie "JD" Keene presently works in the Parts Department at Groove Toyota in Denver, primarily servicing Toyotas for the past four months since joining the dealership's staff.
Prior to stepping into his current position at Groove Auto, Jackie spent three decades honing his knowledge of Toyotas, Mazdas, Chevrolets, Fords, Kias, Land Rovers, and Hyundais, among other leading vehicle brands. Receiving a number of awards for a job well done over the course of his career in the automotive industry, Jackie is an expert on classic cars as well as newer manufactured models. Asked to name his dream car, Jackie singles out two vehicles - the 1969 GT 350 Cobra and the 1949 Ford Mercury.
A longtime Colorado resident, Jackie enjoys the state's distinct four seasons, taking advantage of warmer days to work in his yard. Outside of his activities at Groove Auto, Jackie can usually be found relaxing with his family at home.
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As part of the Retail Parts Department at Groove Toyota, Joe Borger boasts nearly two decades of experience working as an automotive industry professional. Servicing Toyotas for 17 years and Subaru's for 2 years, Joe also holds considerable understanding of a vast array of other vehicles, both foreign and domestic.
Regarding his job at Groove Auto, Joe says he always strives to respect a customer's needs, meeting and exceeding their expectations in every way possible. Solidifying a client's loyalty is what matters most to Joe, an outlook he shares with the rest of his colleagues at the dealership. A certified Toyota expert who consistently receives praise from those he assists, Joe stands apart as a highly valued employee at Groove Auto.
A lifelong Denver native, Joe enjoys getting out of the city and into the mountains with his friends and family. An ardent sports fan, Joe also utilizes a portion of his spare time to root for his favorite teams (especially the Avalanche), hockey being a game he particularly likes to watch. A self-professed animal lover, Joe adores his two cats, Ricci and Millane, as well as his dog Dutch.
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A Parts Counterperson at Groove Toyota in Denver since 2009, Gene Wooster brings a highly positive attitude to his role at the dealership, aiming first and foremost to fulfill all of a customer's needs as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Boasting 13 years of total experience in the automotive industry, Gene served in the United States Army for a period of time before embarking on his current career path.
Originally hailing from Butte, Montana, Gene notes that he particularly enjoys Colorado's four seasons, taking advantage of Colorado great outdoors whenever he has the opportunity. When he isn't offering peerless service to his clients at Groove Auto, Gene can usually be found kicking back with friends and rooting for his favorite sports teams.
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A member of the Wholesale Parts Department team at Groove Auto since 2009, Jose Shols has nine years of prior experience in the auto industry, working mainly with Toyotas and Chevrolets. In his role at Groove Auto's Denver dealership, Jose always strives to go the extra mile for a customer, bringing a notably positive approach to dealing with clientele no matter how complex their needs may be. Always quick with a smile, Jose embodies the can-do attitude that sets Groove Auto apart as Colorado's leading automotive dealer.
Spending his childhood and adolescence in Virginia, Florida, and Germany, Jose is happy to have settled down in Colorado, noting his deep appreciation for the state?s fantastic weather and natural beauty. When he isn't providing great customer service to customers at Groove Auto, Jose enjoys spending time with his family. In the near future, Jose plans on taking a road trip from Denver to Key West, Florida, stopping in Orlando and Miami along the way before returning home.
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Lee Cook has been apart of the Groove Toyota sales team for over 3 years now and brings with him 10 years of prior experience with Toyota. He enjoys the 300 Days of sunshine Colorado offers and can be found spending time with his family when not at Groove. Lee plans of visiting the beach during his next vacation.
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A member of Groove Auto's Toyota Parts staff since August of 2009, Mike Herman has worked in the automotive industry for nearly a decade. Every client who brings a car or truck into the shop at Groove Auto receives Mike's full attention, regardless of how simple or complex a job may be. Committed to ensuring that all repairs are completed in a timely manner, Mike and his colleagues in Groove Auto's Toyota Parts Department always aim for complete customer satisfaction, a can-do attitude that sets the team at Groove Auto apart from the competition.
Although he loves the Dodge Dakota he currently drives, Mike names the sleek, speedy G9 Camaro as a dream car with highly appealing styling and power.
When he isn't busy making sure that every vehicle he works on at Groove Auto runs as smoothly as possible, Mike can be found relaxing at home, spending time with his children.
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A member of the Parts Sales staff at Groove Toyota in Denver, Ray Palermo has worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years. Joining the team at Groove Auto's Toyota dealership in 2009, Ray thoroughly enjoys assisting customers with all their needs, collaborating with an equally enthusiastic team to maintain Groove's reputation as Colorado?s leading car dealer.
Born and raised in the Centennial State, Colorado, Ray loves being so close to the mountains, utilizing a portion of his free time to go fishing in the region?s many pristine rivers and lakes. Aside from angling, Ray derives a great deal of enjoyment from bowling and relaxing at home with his family.
A self-professed Yankees fan, Ray is rooting for his favorite team to take the World Series title in 2011.
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A highly experienced automotive industry professional, Scott Brouwer fully devotes himself to his work at Groove Auto's Toyota dealership in Denver. A member of Groove Auto's Wholesale Parts team, Scott strives to treat every customer attentively to the best of his ability, placing a great deal of value on listening to their concerns at all times.
Prior to joining Groove Auto, Scott spent nearly four decades honing his skills at other area dealerships, utilizing his knowledge of Toyotas and various other leading vehicle brands to the utmost degree. A fan of American-made roadsters, Scott singles out the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette as a car he would love to own at some point in the future.
A longtime Colorado resident, Scott grew up in Golden and Englewood. Presently residing in Denver, Scott enjoys the state's wonderful weather, as well as all of the outdoor activities available to him just a short drive from his home. When he isn't caring for his customers' vehicles at Groove Auto, Scott can often be found outside, playing disc golf, hiking, or camping in the mountains.
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Andrew Shavlik joined the Groove Service team in 2011 and is a Colorado native, growing up in Roxburgh Village.
Currently Andrew drives a 1998 Toyota Corolla but his dream car is a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. When not servicing vehicles at Groove Auto, you can find Andrew hanging out with his friends.
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Heath Krosky joined the Groove Toyota service team in 2012 and is a Denver native. Heath currently drives a Toyota Camry but hopes to step up to a Toyota Tundra sometime in the near future.
On Heath's next road trip he would like to follow the Avalanche hockey team around the country and watch all their away-games.
When not at Groove Heath can be found Golfing, playing Hockey and spending time with his family.
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Kevin Wailcott joins the Groove Toyota team bringing 5 years of prior automotive industry experience with him. Growing up in Thornton Colorado has given Kevin an appreciation for the changing weather his home state has to offer. He currently drives a Chevy S-10 pickup but hopes to own the classic Chevy Caprice.
Matthew Bonds joins the Groove Toyota Sales team fresh to the Automotive industry. He actually was previously an Alaskan Fishing Guide.
Matt is a Denver native so enjoys all the great outdoor activities the state has to offer including 300 days of sunshine, mountains and of course the Denver Broncos.
Matt's ideal road trip would take him to Washington state via the I-70 highway out of Denver. No doubt he would listen to "Chicken Fried" by the Zach Brown Band or a great Mumford and Sons song along the way.
Matt takes the time to listen to his customers and is able to boast an understanding by carefully listing to all the needs and wants on the "Must-Have" list.
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Corey Mayer is a Littleton Colorado native who enjoys the great outdoors and Rocky mountains his home has to offer. Cory has over 24 years of experience with Toyota and the automotive industry as a whole.
Corey can be seen driving his dependable 1995 Toyota Tacoma truck which he gets a ton of use out of. His dream car, however is an AC Cobra.
When not at Groove Corey can be found at home with his family.
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Lucas Hutchinson grew up in Phoenix Arizona so he appreciates the 300 days of sunshine that can be found in Colorado. While it may not be as hot here as his home town, he enjoys it none the less. Lucas has two years of prior sales experience with Ford, Mazda, Honda and Hyundai and over ten years in customer service background. He currently drives a Hyundai Elantra but dreams of owning a Toyota Tundra sometime in the future. Lucas can be found enjoying music at the Ogden or playing Rugby when not at Groove.
Lucas helps makes the Groove buying process fun and easy by providing a relaxed and enjoyable environment so he can hear his customers needs and get them what they want.
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Tawnya Schaefer joins the Groove Toyota Service team hailing from California. She enjoys the Mountains and Snow that Colorado has to offer. She is able to get around in the changing Colorado weather thanks to her Chevrolet Blazer. While Tawynya enjoys her current vehicle, her dream car is a Hummer H2. Perhaps when she gets one she can take a road trip visit Las Vegas and Disneyland in it.
Tawnya helps make the Groove service experience fun and easy by always smiling and making those around her laugh. She loves helping customers get what they need for their vehicles so they can have a great day. When not at Groove Tawnya can be found spending all her free time with her children.
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Josh Barreiro joins the Groove Toyota sales team bringing 1 year of prior automotive industry experience with him from Chevrolet and Honda. Josh served in the armed forces as a member in the US Army Infantry. Josh can currently be seen driving his Honda Nighthawk motorcycle and he hopes to get an Alfa Romeo Spyder some day.
On his next road trip Josh would like to head out from Denver to California, stopping in the Arizona desert, Las Vegas, the Redwood forest and cruse along the coastal highway. Josh can be found riding his motorcycle, riding and playing video games when not at Groove.
Josh makes the Groove buying process fun and easy by being open and straight forward with his customers.
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Daniel Traurig joins the Groove Toyota sales team, bringing over 3 years of automotive industry experience with Toyota and Honda. Daniel is a Denver native, has experience in Real Estate and has served on the Council of Sales Leadership.
Daniel currently drives a Honda Accord but his dream car is an Audi A8 TT. On his next vacation Daniel would like to take a Coastal trip form San Diego to Alaska.
Daniel treats his customers like family by making the purchase process fun and enjoyable. When not at Groove Daniel can be found Camping in the summer and Snowboarding in the winter with his family.
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Olga Miller grew up in Russia and enjoys the great Mountain views her home in Colorado has to offer. Olga has worked in the Automotive industry since 2012 and always greets her customers with a warm smile. Olga hopes to own the new Toyota Avalon Hybrid someday and on her next road trip she plans to visit Miami and Orlando Florida.
When not at Groove Olga can be found swimming or watching UFC on TV.
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Collin Watson, a native of Littleton Colorado, joins the Groove Toyota sales team. He has several years of sales experience and even earned Salesman of the month in his District for Kohls in 2009.
Collin currently drives an Acura TL 3.2 but has his eyes on the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. On his next road trip Collin plans to visit his Kansas City Missouri friends and then head out to see New York City.
Collin enjoys the people, the Rapid Transit system, 16th street mall, the Museums and Mountains his home state has to offer. When not at Groove Collin can be found watching TV or enjoying nature camping.
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Julie Broen joins the Groove Toyota Sales team bringing 7 years of Automotive industry experience with Honda. Julie grew up in California, spent time in Hawaii and now calls Colorado home. She enjoys the ever changing seasons and the majestic mountains our state has to offer.
Julie currently drives a Honda Accord but would one day like to own a Lexus. When not at Groove Julie can be found cooking reading or hiking.