Auto Aves Staff


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  • David Lindsey
    President/General Manager
    303-231-2649

    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.

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  • Christian Spangler
    Director of Sales/Inventory
    303-235-2669

    Christian has years of vehicle sales and inventory experience he uses daily as Director of Sales at Automotive Avenues. A New Jersey kid who grew up on Bon Jovi, the Grateful Dead, and other big hair 80s bands, Christian brings a unique perspective to his (rock n) role. Always lively and quick with a laugh, Christian leads the Sales team in meeting the standards our members have come to appreciate.

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  • Will Routon
    Director of Finance and Broker Sales
    (303) 805-0011

    I have always loved cars! When I was just 7 years old, driving by Williams Chevrolet in Colorado Springs where I grew up I remember saying "That's my dealership!" I set my goal to have my name on a dealership sign.

    I started selling cars in 1998. I had a sales background and have always been attracted to cars....but who really wants to work at a car dealership?!?!?!?! Everyone hates pushy car salesmen. So I decided to start selling cars at a "One-Price" dealership and really loved how everyone was treated equally. Pretty quickly I was the top salesman, and I enjoyed what I did every day.

    A few years later I found myself in management, leading others on how to be a better salesman. But I found myself working at a "traditional" dealership...one that negotiates. I ascended all the way to becoming General Manager of a luxury car dealership, but I realized I had gotten away from what initially drew me to this industry...helping people. My job was more about helping the owners than it was helping the clients.

    Now as Director of Finance & Broker Sales I get to do what I love best...help people! And I don't have to push just one specific brand. I can help with ALL MAKES AND ALL MODELS OF CARS! You get to come to one location and I'll have all the cars you're interested in lined up side-by-side for you to drive and compare.

    Can we talk experience? No more pushy salesman. No more high-pressure manager. No more "Let me go check with my manager." No more wondering if you've paid too much. When you choose me, you'll get a better price than the pushy car dealerships...but you won't have to fight for it. You'll get all your paperwork prepared and printed BY ME, and I'm not going to push you to buy something you don't want or don't need. You'll get an industry expert focused on what car is best for you...not what car is best for me.

    To sum it all up, when you choose Will Routon to buy your next car, you'll be buying more than just a car. You'll be buying a friend with your best interests in mind. You'll be buying a true consultant ready to help you with all of your automotive needs, whether it's leasing vs. buying, new or used. 

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  • Dan Krofta
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-235-2615

    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.

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  • Jerry McKay
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-231-2661

    Jerry is a Member Experience Advisor and has been with Automotive Avenues for 11 years. Prior to working at Auto Aves, Jerry was in the Real Estate Business for 14 years. He graduated from California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, California with a degree in Business and also played football for the Kingsman. When he's not working, Jerry coaches youth football and high school hockey.  

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  • Cheryl Mensch
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-235-2616

    Cheryl joined Auto Aves in 1995. Cheryl says that she was honored to join the Auto Aves team because she shares a common philosophy--"We genuinely care about the people who have entrusted us with the task of finding the best solution to their automotive needs. I don't like pressuring people and neither does Auto Aves. Nothing excites me more than when a customer expresses with sincerity how much they have enjoyed their car-buying experience and their enthusiasm to share their experience with others."

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  • Pat Shane
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-750-5000

    Pat Shane started working at Auto Aves as a Member Experience Advisor in May of 2004. Pat took a short hiatus from Auto Aves for a little over a year and returned in February of 2016. She made the decision to return to Auto Aves because of all the support she receives from the sales and service teams and the extensive availability of inventory. The team concept makes Auto Aves a great place to work and Auto Aves stands behind the vehicles they sell. Ultimately, Pat strives to give her clients the Auto Aves experience and to exceed all of their needs.

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  • Tami Myers
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-231-2667

    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.  

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  • Tom Sullivan
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-231-2670

    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

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  • Tramica Foster
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-231-2654

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  • Jon Smarr
    (303) 231-2644


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  • Chris Hassett
    Member Experience Coordinator
    303-235-2626

    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.

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  • Jill Mapes
    Member Experience Advisor
    303-231-2646

    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.

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  • Craig "CJ" Crowl
    303-235-2636

    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.

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  • Mark Worrick
    Finance Manager
    303-235-2601

    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.    

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  • Anthony Hodges
    Service Advisor
    303-235-2638


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  • Joel Wallace
    Service Advisor
    303-235-2637

    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.

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  • Jerry Widhalm
    Service Advisor
    303-231-2694

    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!

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  • GiAnna Hubler
    Customer Care Team


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  • Lauren Clark


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  • Brandi Glassmeyer


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  • Marc Bellacosa
    Service Manager
    303-235-2617

    A Colorado Native, Marc Bellacosa recently joined Auto Aves as the Service Manager in May of 2018.   

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