802 Toyota Staff

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  • 802 Toyota
    The Staff at 802 Toyota
    (802) 922-9775

    The friendly and experienced staff at 802 Toyota are here for your sales, parts and service needs.

    Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence and our commitment to you! Our departments are staffed with energetic salespeople, managers and experienced, professional business managers. Each of our dedicated employees is eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge about the Toyota brand and 802 Toyota.

  • Dave Birmingham
    Owner at 802 Toyota
    (802) 224-7239

    Note from Dave Birmingham, Owner at 802 Toyota:

    Hi, this is Bentley and my name is Dave. Thanks for visiting our 802 Toyota website and hopefully we will soon see you in person at the dealership. 802 Toyota has a dynamic team that is dedicated to providing the best service possible and we pride ourselves on taking good care of all people - that means Employees and Customers alike!

    Whether you are in search of a Parts, Service, or are searching for New or Used Cars, we will provide honest service, good advice, and do so in a friendly manner.

    All of our Employees are empowered to do the right thing to help a customer, so please ask us if you have a question, and tell us if you have an issue. If someone on our team cannot help, please email me at dave@802cars.com, stop by for a visit, or call me on my cell phone 802-224-7211.

    I can always fix a problem once I know about it, so don't be shy!  

    Thanks for choosing 802 Toyota,

    Dave Birmingham

    Chief Dog Walker
    802 Toyota

    BIO: Dave and Susan live in the Champlain Islands with Bentley. They love to hike, bike, and do anything at all outdoors. Bentley is an Aussie (Australian Shepherd) and loves to work, so he comes to the dealership every day that he can! I am one of 10 siblings all born within 12 years of one another, I have 25 nieces and nephews, and both my wife and I still enjoy the company of all four of our parents. We feel fortunate to live in the great State of Vermont!

  • Roger Williams
    General Manager
    (802) 224-7273

    Roger Williams, whose first job was as a paper boy, has now been working in the automotive industry for more than 40 years. Roger is a talented bass fisherman who loves Vermont in the fall and spending time with his family. He loves to sell new Toyota vehicles as well as used trucks, and enjoys selling cars in general because he has the opportunity to help people get what they want. Learn more fun information about Roger by clicking here!

  • Cat Arnold
    Sales Manager
    (802) 224-7243

    Cat Arnold is a huge fan of summer, the Upper Deck Pub, Coors Lite and her boat, and clowns are her biggest fear. A Gettysburg grad, Cat can not only name all 50 states and their capitals in alphabetical order, but she can also write pretty well with her left hand, even though she's a righty. Click here to learn more about Cat's favorite things!

  • Doug Rice
    Sales Manager & 802 Used Cars Manager
    (802) 224-7259

    Doug Rice is a native Vermonter who loves sports and drinking coffee. Doug is a bowler in two bowling leagues and an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. He enjoys going out to his favorite restaurant, Soup-N'-Greens in Barre, VT, and his favorite place to travel is to Las Vegas, NV. Doug likes working at 802 Toyota because of the people he works with. Doug is married, has seven children, 17 grandchildren with one more on the way, and four Chihuahua's!

  • Shane Clawson
    Business Manager
    (802) 224-7244

    Shane Clawson has been Business Manager at 802 Toyota since May 2013. He enjoys working here because of the simple fact that "the dealerships goal is to make happy customers." Before settling down in New Hampshire, Shane lived in Arizona, California and England. He is a fan of football and enjoys drinking Fiddlehead Mastermind IPA. He can't get enough of Italian food at his favorite restaurant Colatina Exit Ristorante in Bradford, VT. Shane has an adventurous side too. He enjoys riding dirtbikes, four wheelers and going on vacation. His favorite vacation spot is the US Virgin Islands. Shane loves spending time with his wife and two boys, Bowen and Camden.

  • Samuel Wright
    Finance Manager
    (802) 224-7240

    Sam Wright, a graduate from Paul Smith's College as well as St. Johnsbury Academy is a huge X Games fan and amateur photographer. His favorite band is Sublime (all of their songs are his favorites) and his most prized possession is his car, which is a '99 Subaru Legacy Wagon. For more fun info about Sam click here!

  • Courtney Amphavanna
    Business Development Manager
    (802) 224-7231

    Courtney Amphavanna, a Vermont native, has a genuine love for customer service and working with people. On her days off, she enjoys playing tennis, and spending time with her husband Brian, her son, Chris, and daughter, Brielle. Although she's never been skiing or snowboarding, she loves all the seasons in Vermont. Click here to learn more about Courtney!

  • Janet Hatch
    Business Development Representative
    (802) 224-7254

    Janet is a Norwich University graduate who has lived in Vermont almost her entire life. She also spent time living in Florida, and she's been involved in the movie theater or video movie business for most of her life! Learn more info about Janet by clicking here!

  • Brandy Zuraw
    Business Development Representative
    (802) 224-7264

    Brandy was in the Army National Guard for 8 years. Other than Vermont she has lived in Indiana and Upstate New York, but loves living in a peaceful, beautiful area like Marshfield, VT. Her and her husband are proud parents of two beautiful children, Alexandria, 8, and Jacob, 5. She has two dogs Pandora, a 7 year old boxer, and Isis, a 2 year old hound dog mix (both named after women from mythology), and also has two Tabby cats, Tigger and Oscar. Brandy says her family is a "super close geeky family!" They enjoy dressing up and going to Comic Conventions. And the motto she follows is "families who cosplay together, stay together!" Learn more about Brandy's favorite things here!

  • Sarah Weston
    Business Development Representative
    (802) 224-7262

    Sarah Weston is a Vermont native that loves cheese & red wine. Her favorite eatery is Panera Bread and her first job was at Shaw's Supermarket. She likes working at 802 Toyota because of the "great environment and the support from everyone" she works with. Sarah has a black lab mix named Shen and a three year old daughter named Olivia Anne.

  • Karen Edwards
    Business Development Representative
    (802) 224-7276

    Karen Edwards is originally from Dayton, OH, but moved to Vermont in 2010 when her husband, Todd, began his job at Norwich University. She enjoys watching sports, reading, cooking and trying to teach herself stained glass. Karen loves to travel, especially to New Orleans, and has had the opportunity to do some great trips in the last few years including two weeks in Europe. Her favorite restaurant is the Juniors Cheesecake in NYC. Can you guess what her favorite food is? .... It's cheesecake! Karen likes working at 802 Toyota because "the people here are fantastic. I have been made to feel very welcome and appreciated." Karen has a very spoiled 8 year old kitty cat named Haggis. She also has three daughters ages 20, 23 and 26, and a beautiful two year old granddaughter.

  • Dave Guilmette
    Master Certified Sales and Leasing Consultant/Certified Expert Truck Consultant
    (802) 224-7255

    Mr. Guilmette knows the area better than anyone else, "I've lived here on this land where the dealership is today, and learned to drive my dad's truck out in the field." He's been with 802 Toyota for 11 years and is the recipient of many Sales Awards and Certificates, including the Silver (2001) and Bronze (2002-2008), and Truck Champion (2007-2010). Click here to learn more about Dave!

  • Joe Gaines
    Toyota Certified Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7245

    Joe Gaines has worked for Toyota for the past 17 years and has been in the car business since 1994. Joe is originally from Port Gibson, Mississippi, but moved to New England in 2007. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and watching football. Joe is married and has two sons and a daughter.

  • Shane Sheeran
    Toyota Certified Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7266

    Shane grew up in Sydney, Australia, but has been coming to the US since 1999. Besides living in Vermont and Australia, he has lived in Colorado, London, and Vancouver. One of the things he misses most about Sydney is his favorite beer, Tooheys Extra Dry, which is not available in the US. He loves a nice steak from J. Morgan's Steakhouse in Montpelier, VT. He taught snowboarding for 10 years in Vail and it is still one of his favorite sports. Shane is married with 2 little girls, Bridget and Ruby.Shane Sheeran

  • Corey Morine
    Toyota Certified Sales and Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7238

    Corey Morine has lived in Vermont since July of 2013, and has spent time living in Oregon, Chicago, Virginia, Boston and Bahrain. Educated in the U.S. Navy in Guns and Radar, Corey was able to travel both below the Equator and above the Arctic circle while serving. A man of many skills, Corey makes his own beer and hard cider, and also has the special talent of primitive fire making.

    If Corey were a car, he'd be a "Tacoma double, because I brush up well enough to go into town, but I prefer to be working in the woods." He loves selling cars because he gets to hear everyone's stories and meet new people, and he particularly enjoys selling the used Corolla and new RAV4.

    Come see Corey today, and make sure to ask him about the tallest tree he's ever climbed!

  • Dan O'Connor
    Used Car Sales Consultant

    Dan O'Connor is a Manhattan College graduate who has spent time living in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Dan's favorite food is seafood, his favorite restaurant is The Palm on Second Ave and the best concert he's been to was his wife's choral society's concert at Avery Fisher Hall. He loves to watch football, play golf and enjoys a fun dance to Tom Petty's American Girl. Come to 802 Toyota and ask Dan about his trips to every state in the Union.

  • David Fields
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7288

    More info about David will be coming soon!

  • Phillip Heinz
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7289

    Phillip Heinz has lived in Oregon, Louisiana, Florida and Virginia, but now he and his family operate a small farm in East Montpelier, VT. On the farm there are two dogs named Lucy and Loki, a cat named Alex, twelve pigs, nine sheep, a mess of ducks and rabbits, and don't forget his wife and three daughters! Phillip's favorite sports are soccer and football and enjoys listening to Neil Diamond. Phillip graduated from Union Institute & University and likes working at 802 Toyota because "it is a relaxed, straight forward place to do business."
    Phillip Heinz

  • Justin Messier
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7263

    Justin Messier is a Vermont native and Castleton University graduate that recently moved back to VT after living in Colorado. He plays for a local men's softball team and also enjoys snowboarding, disc golf, and cars. He likes any food off the BBQ and his favorite restaurant is Koto Japanese Steak House. He enjoys working at 802 Toyota because "I believe in the product I sell. Everyone is very friendly and helpful." Justin has a 2 year old yellow Lab named Zoe!

  • Chris Relation
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7218

    Chris Relation used to be a body builder before being sidelined by injury and his past jobs include sole proprietor for Freihofer's Baking and a chef. He enjoys going to concerts and theme parks with his wife and would love to go to Disney World. His personal philosophy is 'life is not a rehearsal so enjoy every day like it's your last.' Lake George is his favorite place to travel to and, other than Vermont, he has lived in Florida and Montana. Him and his wife have a 4 year old, very spoiled cat named Nikki. He likes working at 802 Toyota because "I really enjoy helping people and genuinely care about helping them in their buying process."

  • Spencer Fewer
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (802) 224-7294

    More information about Spencer will be coming soon!

  • Michael Waggoner
    Sales Assistant

    Michael Waggoner has lived in Vermont, Maine, Missouri, Kansas and Minnesota - where he attended college at the University of Minnesota. Michael's first job was delivering newspapers, his favorite place to travel to is Nova Scotia, his favorite restaurant is Ladder One, and he enjoys watching NFL Football. He also enjoys everything from traveling, helping various community organizations, meeting new people, to helping people in need. Michael has two sons and two daughters. He also has two dogs: a 5 year old mix named Stella and a 3 year old miniature schnauzer named Greyson; and three cats: Oreo, 15, Salem,14, and Muszbe, 7. Michael likes working at 802 Toyota because of "the teamwork, the staff helping each other, and a variety of great products to sell!"

  • Jennifer Smith
    Sales Assistant
    (802) 224-7262

    Jennifer loves cars, guitars and dogs. She has surfed from sea to shining sea and jammed with gods of guitar. Her Toyota truck was stolen just days after she arrived in Los Angeles in 1986 - everybody wants one. Here in Vermont she has a giant poodle names Boris and an adorable yellow lab named Fiona. Music is her key of life and 70's rock sound is her home base. Speaking of home base, she witnessed the 18th perfect game in the history of baseball. So if you really want a home run, talk to Jennifer about putting you into the perfect car or truck for you.

  • Peter Sinclair
    Sales Assistant
    (802) 224-7237

    Peter Sinclair enjoys working with people and helping them find the right vehicle to fit their lifestyle. He says "there really is a Toyota product for everyone!" Peter has been a musician since he was 12 years old and in his spare time he plays guitar in a rock band, while also dabbling in audio/video production. Click here to learn more about Peter!

  • Phil Daley
    Toyota Service Director
    (802) 224-7271

    Framingham State grad Phil Daley has been with 802 Toyota since August 2008, but he's been working in the auto industry since the blizzard of 1978; starting out with washing cars. Phil's favorite restaurant is Five Guys and his favorite season is summer, where he can go boating and fishing with his boys. He's a big Bruins fan who says that the Ben and Jerry's that best describes him is Rocky Road.

  • Michele Miller
    Toyota Fleet Manager/Warranty Administrator
    (802) 224-7241

    Michele Miller is your one stop Warranty Administrator. She knows the who's who of warranty claims. If there's a question about whether or not your service is covered under warranty, Michele either has the answer or she knows who does. She has been with 802 Toyota since 2003 starting as a file clerk, and prior to her working with warranties, Michele was the Service Writer guru. She has received numerous certificates from Toyota University for Warranty Fundamentals, Codes/Abbreviations, Record Keeping, and Claim Processing Systems. Michele has also been trained in the Scion Customer Service Process. Her Motto: "The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."

  • Lynne Cochran
    TXM Advisor

    Lynne Cochran is originally from Connecticut but recently moved to Vermont with her boyfriend, Thomas. She loves swimming in the summer, reading, hiking with her 6 year old chocolate Labrador named Tucker, and playing pickup games with her friends. Lynne's first job was working at an arcade on a beach in Maine. Lynne likes working at 802 Toyota because "I love meeting and talking to new people. I also love working with everyone in the company. Toyota's are one of my favorite cars so I'm excited I get to work with them all day."

  • Tessa Harvey
    Service Coordinator

    Tessa Harvey loves to kayak, paint, draw, and hang out with friends and family. She loves to be in the woods and her dream job would be a zookeeper or veterinarian for exotic animals. Her personal philosophy is "everyday can't be the best day; do what you can right now. Don't hesitate. -Atmosphere." Tessa went to Williamstown High School, and previously worked at Positive pie and a few other small restaurants. Tessa has two cats, 12 nephews, a niece and a goddaughter on the way! Tessa likes working at 802 Toyota because "I like working with people, and making customers happy!"

  • Amber Dudley
    Service Advisor
    (802) 224-7251

    Amber Dudley's favorite Vermont beer is Switchback, but her favorite restaurant lays in Worcester, Ma. at O'Connor's Restaurant. Why does she love 802 Toyota? "The job is fast paced, and I enjoy working hard to have a customer leave satisfied."

    Next time you get your car serviced, you'll see Amber behind the desk ready to meet your needs and leave you with the best service experience possible.

  • Perry Fleming
    Service Advisor
    (802) 224-7256

    Perry Fleming, a Vermont native and graduate of Whitcomb High School has been working in the auto industry for thirteen years, while working at 802 Toyota for seven years! Click here for more fun info about Perry!

  • Tony Anjos
    Service Advisor
    (802) 224-7284

    More about Tony will be coming soon!

  • Phil Lord
    Service Advisor
    (802) 224-7252

    Phil Lord originally started at 802 Toyota on the sales team in early 2014, but just made the switch o the service department as Service Advisor. Phil's favorite food is General Tso's chicken and his favorite place to eat is Applebees. His first job was stocking coolers and his favorite place to travel to is back to his hometown in New Hampshire. If he could own any car it would be a Nissan GT-R R34. He likes working at 802 Toyota because he enjoys making the customers happy. Phil is originally from the Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire, but now lives in Montpelier, VT. He has two daughters, Kamryn Paige and Karlee Rayne.

  • Steven Reese
    Toyota Parts Manager
    (802) 224-7247

    Steve Reese, a New York native (though he hates to admit it) who has lived in Vermont for over 30 years loves cooking and can fix anything. He's currently building an earth oven, he is talented at woodworking, and his favorite possession is his table saw. Steve's first job was as a dishwasher, but now he loves working in the 802 Toyota Parts Department because he's "empowered to put the customer first". If Steve was a car, he'd be the Toyota Prius, "because it's economical" and if he could travel anywhere in the world it'd be "where it was stress free". This Vermonter at heart loves Otter Creek Stove Pipe Porter, and any VT creemee stand. Come see Steve in 802 Parts for any questions or requests you may have!

  • Tim Wheatley
    Assistant Parts Manager
    (802) 224-7253

    Tim Wheatley has lived in Vermont for 29 years, and enjoys a good Switchback, camping, hunting and playing sports such as basketball, softball and golf. Tim has never eaten a hamburger or broken a bone in his body. Find out more fun facts about Tim here!

  • Dan Paquette
    Parts Consultant
    (802) 224-7246

    Dan has been married since 1977 and he's not sure why she gets upset when he says that it feels like forever. He has two sons and a daughter. In his free time he enjoys going to car shows with his sons and seeing new bands with all of his children (which helps him get into different genres of music). He has seen Aerosmith twelve times in concert and considers himself stuck in 1970's.  Learn more about Dan and what Guinness World Record he received by clicking here!

  • Lucas Manchester
    Reconditioning Manager
    (802) 224-7280

    Lucas is a woodchuck (woodchuck= not as rough as a redneck) country boy that wears many hats at the dealership -- from his title as reconditioning manager to maintenance, plowing, and daily hands on with all the used inventory at 802 Toyota. He is the Jack of all trades, master of none! Lucas is a die hard Red Sox fan and his favorite place to travel to is Fenway Park. He loves spending his free time with his family and working on his '79 Chevrolet Nova, but if he could have any car it would be a 1969 Yanko Camaro. Lucas has a beautiful girlfriend Laurie, and three children named Billie, Boston, and John.

  • Kathryn Richardson
    Chief Accountant

    More about Kathy will be coming soon!

  • Polly Smith
    Office Manager
    (802) 224-7230

    Polly Smith has been working at 802 Toyota for 14 years and likes working here because "the dealership gives back to the community and to the employees." She enjoys black coffee and eating at Black Rock Steakhouse in Springfield, VT. If she could have any vehicle it would be a 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD! She loves to read just about anything and quilting for her friends and family. Polly is the youngest of 10 children and has been married to her best friend for 40 years. They have 1 son, 3 grand children and 3 great grandchildren. She also has a 9 year old Peke Pug named Roxie!

  • Morgan Brackett
    Staff Accountant

    Morgan enjoys working at 802 Toyota because "of her friendly associates working together as a team to help customers leave happy with a vehicle that fits their lifestyle." Morgan loves flying planes and traveling abroad. She previously attended Castleton State College in Vermont and is now in school for Business. She lives in Williamstown and has a cat named Lilly.

  • Alex Drew
    Digital Media Specialist
    (802) 224-7233

    Alex, also known as "A-Wax", "Stewie", "Drewbie" and "Lex" is a lefty who loves both sushi and Thai Food, although his favorite restaurant is Positive Pie in Montpelier. His biggest fear is the IRS, and if he were a car he'd be the Toyota RAV4, "because I'm efficient, practical and I'm multifaceted." Click here to learn more about Alex and his favorite things!

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