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Born in Texas but raised in Colorado, David has been developing automotive lending and sales solutions for Automotive Avenues and its affiliated companies since 1998. David is passionate about creating "world class experiences" for Auto Aves customers by ensuring every transaction is as simple and fulfilling as it can be. An avid reader and student of the industry, David has an MBA from Colorado State University (go Rams!) and is obsessed with continuous learning. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, playing soccer, and spending as much time in the mountains as possible.
With years more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Dan has been with Auto Aves for 12 years. Before Auto Aves, Dan was a used car manager at a multi-brand dealership in North Carolina. Originally from Wisconsin, Dan enjoys outdoor activity including skiing, camping, fishing, or taking trips back to Wisconsin to visit family. Being customer oriented, Dan likes to create a "no pressure" atmosphere for his customers, focusing on listening to their vehicle needs, and helping them find just the vehicle they are looking for.
Scott Paige has been a Member Experience Advisor at Auto Aves since September of 2016. He is a Denver native and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder (Go Buffs!) earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and minor in Economics. In his professional career he has spent time as a financial advisor, small business manager and many years in law enforcement. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing and attending sporting events and spending time with his family.
With over 20 years of experience at Auto Aves, Tami is the longest tenured advisor. She joined Auto Aves in 1994 after working in an office setting for nine years. When she's not at work, she is an animal lover, spending most of her time enjoying her dogs and cats. Tami also enjoys working in the garden and rollerblading. Tami cares very deeply about people, and treats members the way she likes to be treated-with patience and respect. At the same time, she's very light-hearted and always finds time for laughter and fun. She's an excellent listener, and it shows in her positive reviews.
Tom has been in the car business since 1998 and has been working directly with Credit Union members. He joined Auto Aves in 2009 as a Member Experience Advisor. He is originally from the Upstate NY area. He moved to Denver in 1994
Duane joined Auto Aves in March of 2011. Most of his 18 years' experience in the automotive business have been in service management. This experience, combined with a background in hotel management, makes Duane a very service-oriented person. After moving to Colorado from upstate New York in 1978, Duane now has a beautiful family. He is an avid reader, with interests in health, history, photography, and of course, cars--particularly interested in 1960s British sports cars. On many Colorado summer evenings, you'll find him taking drives in the mountains in his little red convertible. Duane has always placed the highest priority on honor and integrity in both business and personal relationships, and he's proud to have found a car dealership that shares that philosophy. According to Duane, "Cars are a very personal possession, and purchasing one should be exciting and fun, not something you dread going through." He says when he is searching for a vehicle for his customers, he finds himself looking for something he'd be comfortable putting a member of his own family in.
Chris is has been a Member Experience Coordinator since August, 2013. He grew up in the automotive industry and has worked in different aspects of the business for more than 25 years--everything from parts and service to sales, leasing, and financing. When Chris is not working, he likes to spend time with his family.
Jill Mapes has worked at Auto Aves since December 2011. She started her career at Auto Aves as a Customer Care Representative and was promoted to Member Experience Coordinator within six months. Although she is a born and raised Iowa girl, Jill graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986 with a degree in Journalism and Advertising. Jill has held several sales positions throughout her career. Before coming to Auto Aves, she worked in a doctor's office for three years and also held a contract position doing some work for the Bureau of Land Management.
Jane came to Automotive Avenues in May of 2014. Prior to that, she worked for the Credit Union of Colorado for 28 years. A Colorado native, Jane has worked in customer service for more than 40 years. In her spare time, Jane enjoys traveling (Mexico her favorite destination), movies, and gardening.
Originally from Arkansas, Mary received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Arkansas Tech University. She moved to Colorado in in the eighties and has lived in Golden since then. Before coming to Auto Aves in 2011, Mary spent several years working in a local real estate office, and in customer service for a temporary housing company. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with family and friends, and an occasional night of country western dancing.
Jacob Rotter started with Auto Aves as a Finance Manager in 2001 and is now the Finance Director. Jacob has worked in almost every aspect of the auto industry since he started selling cars as a part time job to put him through college back in 1997. He graduated with a BBA with an emphasis in Marketing in the summer of 2000 from Texas State University. Once he graduated, he moved to Colorado and began working for Auto Aves. Jacob enjoys the outdoors and Colorado affords him many activities with his family from Golf to Skiing.
CJ has been a finance manager with Auto Aves
since January 2014. Prior to Auto Aves, CJ worked sales for KIA and as a
Finance Director for Volvo. CJ Graduated from Metropolitan State College
of Denver in May of 2012 with a degree in Finance. CJ loves to spend his
free time golfing, hunting, volunteering at church, and all things
sports. CJ and his wife Lauren recently welcomed their first child to
this world, Baby Josephine.
Mark is an Air Force brat who, after many moves throughout the United States, has grown roots in the beautiful state of Colorado. He has been an integral part of Auto Aves since March 2000. He has built long term relationships with the credit unions and their members. When asked what he likes most about the Finance position, Mark stated that he "enjoys walking credit union members through the buying process while helping them with different finance options that meet their needs and budget." Mark graduated from University of Colorado, Denver with a degree in Economics and is always striving to better himself and the people around him. Mark spends his spare time with his family and friends exploring while skiing, kayaking, and hiking throughout Colorado.
A Colorado Native, Clinton Kowach recently joined Auto
Aves as the Service Manager in August of 2016. Clinton is a proud member of the
Auto Aves team and brings his 17 years of experience to an already successful
Service and Parts Departments. Clinton graduated from The Colorado
College with a Degree in Economics where he also played Collegiate
Football. In his free time, Clinton loves being with his wife, watching
Colorado Rockies baseball, and rooting for his beloved New Orleans Saints.
Joel was "Semi-Retired" when he started as an Auto Aves Sales Consultant in 2007. Later he was recruited and made the move to the Service Center and has been working in the shop as a Service Advisor for more than 5 years. After graduating with degrees in both Fine Arts and Management Technology, Joel spent 30 years in the Technology Industry working in Software Support and Programming, Systems Analysis, Service & Support, Training, Management, and as a Service Support Director for several different technology companies. Joel is a Colorado native.
Jerry started with Auto Aves 24 years ago and now is a Service Writer. He has an extensive background in sales and service with Auto Aves, in 2006 he became an ASE Certified Service Writer. A Colorado native, Jerry enjoys motorcycles and considers himself a die-hard Bronco fan!
Rick started with Auto Aves as a Marketing Coordinator and is currently Business Development Manager. Rick has an extensive background in advertising and marketing that includes working within the Finance and Entertainment industries. Rick's experience included working for the world-famous Riviera Casino and the independent live entertainment promotions powerhouse, Easy Street Concerts where he was responsible for such high profile concerts such as Mötley Crüe, Lynard Skynard, REO Speedwagon, and Styx. He graduated from Colorado State University. A Colorado native, Rick is an avid Harley Davidson rider, Bronco fan, and dog lover.
Sundie was born in Northwest Colorado and moved to the Denver area 15 years ago. She worked in Human Resources for a big box retailer in the past and now enjoys working with the wonderful people at Auto Aves. Sundie appreciates working with Auto Aves because everyone in the organization really cares about the customer and meeting their needs. In her spare time Sundie enjoys spending time reading and hanging out with family. Sundie also designs stage props for stage companies and performers throughout the Denver Metro area.