Meet Our Staff


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Charlie Gilchrist
Dealer Principal

Charlie Gilchrist has over 30 years experience operating automotive dealerships. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas and acquired his CPA license before beginning work in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand. From there he became partners with Ken Nichols and ran Ford Heavy Truck Dealerships before getting in the retail car business with the purchase of SouthWest Ford in Weatherford and Nichol's Ford in South Fort Worth. Charlie has served as President of Ford's Dealer Council and as Chairman of Legislative Affairs and Chairman of Industry Relations for NADA. He is currently the Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect for the National Automobile Dealers Association. He is also actively involved in the DFW New Car Dealers Association. He is married and has three dogs and three horses (and counting).

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Chris Bonnett
General Manager


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Jason Black
CFO


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Cody Ritchey
Controller


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Service Department

Cayde Lamb
Service Porter


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Abdon Jacobo
Service Tech


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Aaron Begay
Service Tech


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Bailey Hughes
Service Porter


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Rick Seiler
Service Tech


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Erik Van Winkle
Service Tech


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Phil Lagrassa
Service Tech


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Danyel Cooper
Service Porter


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Jared Allbritton
Service Porter


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Robert DeAnda
Service Technician


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Jimmy Ogle
Fixed Operations Director


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Billy Stowe
Service Foreman


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Ashley St. John
CSR


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Jacob Long
Service Advisor


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Wendi Manry
Warranty Administrator


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Christopher Brock
Service Advisor


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Charlie Mann
Service Advisor


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Chase Pittman
Service Advisor


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Colton Sullivan
Service Advisor


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Connor Robinson
Technician


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Mark Knox
Service Tech


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Alfredo Palacios
Porter


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Ricky Price
Service Tech


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Robby Smith
Service Tech


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Andrew Walsh
Service Tech


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Justin Stowe
Service Tech


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Josue Becerra
Service Tech


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Jeritt Stowe
Service Tech


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Robert Raper


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Jose Pizano
Service Tech


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Anthony Capuchino
Service Tech


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Maria Martinez
Housekeeping


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Gloria Rosales
Housekeeping


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Silvia Aguilar
Housekeeping


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New Car Sales

Joe Parker
General Sales Manager

Joe Parker is the new General Sales Manager at SouthWest Ford. Prior to joining the SouthWest Ford family, Joe worked as a Finance Director for 15 years at another dealership in the metroplex. Joe is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and BBQ enthusiast! He is married and has three kids, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 1 snake, 1 hedgehog, and 1 fish!

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Blake Black
Sales Manager


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Tom Dyer
Internet Sales Director


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Kevin Barbour
New Car Sales Consultant

Kevin Barbour is a veteran Sales Consultant with over 16 years of experience at SouthWest Ford. He is master certified in commercial and retail sales. He has been awarded the Ford Employee Excellence (e2) program 11 times since its inception, with achieving Level 4 twice. He has been married for over 37 years and has one child and three dogs!

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Scott Knebel
New Car Sales Consultant


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Greg Shields
Sales Consultant


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Roy Dooley
New Car Sales Consultant


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Robert Nicki
Sales Consultant


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Kat Brownlee
Sales Consultant


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Faviola Sanchez
Internet Sales Consultant

Favi Sanchez has been with SouthWest Ford for over two years. Favi graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Business Administration in International Affairs. Favi is a Ford Employee Excellence (e2) program recipient.

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Cameron Goldsmith
New Car Sales Consultant


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Justin Sample
New Car Sales Consultant


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Dub Summers
New Car Sales Consultant


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Rhiannon McLain
New Car Sales Consultant

Rhiannon McLain is new to the SouthWest Ford family. Prior to coming to SouthWest Ford Rhiannon worked as a restaurant manager. Rhiannon has two boys and enjoys working in a family atmosphere at SouthWest Ford. 

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Kellsey Kuhn
Receptionist


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Collision Center

Jacob Hull
Body Shop Tech


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Larry Scott
Body Shop Tech


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Martin Lindsay
Body Shop Tech


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Shane Jeffrey
Body Shop Tech


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Crescenciano Vicente
Body Shop Tech


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David Osburn
Collision Center Manager


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Diane Buschman
Secretary


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Candas Terry
Estimator


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Karl Polson
Body Shop Advsior


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Francisco Flores Jr
Body Shop Tech


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Ed McDonald
Body Shop Tech


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Bryon French
Body Shop Tech


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Chris Tramp
Body Shop Porter


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Jake Gildea
Body Shop Tech


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Eric Hairston
Body Shop Tech


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Steve Arredondo
Body Shop Tech


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After Market

Dakota West
After Market


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Chris Reynolds
After Market


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Tanya Jones
After Market Director


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Parts Department

Emmanuel Manriquez
Parts Consultant


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Miguel Fernandez
Parts Consultant


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Clinton Ritchey
Parts Director


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Robby Helm
Parts Sales Consultant


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Terry Buckendorf


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David Archibald
Part Sales Consultant


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Luke Luster
Parts Sales Consultant


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Kelly Poston
Parts Specialist


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Derek Patsel
Parts Consultant


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Steven Drinkard
Parts Consultant


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Henry Jackson
Parts Consultant


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Aubrey Bullock
Driver


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Bailey Bullock
Driver


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Catherine Morrison
Parts Driver


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Jessica Vickers
Parts


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Gary Vinson
Parts Driver


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Make Ready

Hunter Wayland
Make Ready


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Luis Ragon
Make Ready Technician


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Ryan Ragon
Make Ready


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Fleet Department

Ricky Buyers
Fleet Director


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Bruce Ray
VP of Commercial Sales


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Dan Laux
Finance Manager


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James Draper
Fleet Sales Consultant


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Aaron Kendall
Fleet Sales Consultant


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Kirsten Buyers
Fleet Sales Consultant


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Chuck Drake
Fleet Sales Consultant


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David Roush
Fleet Sales Consultant


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Dustin Reynolds
Fleet Sales Consultant


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Pre-Owned Sales

Bob Mellencamp
Pre-Owned Sales Director


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Jody Kirk
Pre-Owned Sales Manager


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Tyler Ramirez
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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Jeremy Chick
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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Hunter Ranspot
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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Robert Grimmett
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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Stuart Tenney
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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Devon Haney
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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Paige Stice
Assistant


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Administration

Andrea Miller
Accounting


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Christi Minich
Accounting


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Brittnee Thompson
Accounting


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Lori Williamson
Accounting


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Janet Shields
Accounting


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Erika Castro
Receivables


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Jenna St. Clair
Accounting


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Phyllis Thomas
Payroll


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Elizabeth Jay
Accounting


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Photography/Media Department

Joel Landingham


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Josh Manry


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Pod Squad

Angel Hernandez
Product Specialist


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Cheyenne Sewell
Product Specialist


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Ramsey Sample
Product Specialist


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Jesus Alvarez
Product Specialist


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Finance

Dan Hall
Finance Manager


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John David
Finance Manager


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David Weiss
Finance Manager


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David McGee
Finance Manager


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IT Department

Chad Slayton
IT & eCommerce Director


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Donovan Morrison
IT Associate


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Will Duban
IT Associate


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