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Customer Service & Sales

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.

Shane Clawson
Sales Manager
(802) 224-7244

Shane Clawson started as Business Manager at 802 Toyota in May 2013 and became Sales Manager in early 2018. 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. They have a dog & two cats.

Brett Bush
Sales Manager
(802) 224-7250

Brett went to Lyndon State College and previously worked at Heritage Ford. He loves working out, playing basketball, spending time with his family & watching sports with his friends. He is originally from New Hampshire but has been living in Vermont since 2005. If Brett was stranded on a deserted island he would bring a PS4, basketball hoop & basketball. He loves working at 802 Toyota because of the atmosphere here. It's a fun place to work and his fellow co-workers are great to work with. 

Samuel Wright
Finance Manager
(802) 224-7240

Sam Wright, a graduate of Paul Smith's College, has worked in the restaurant and construction industries before joining the auto business at 802 Toyota. Sam enjoys spending time at his home with his wife, two daughters, and their cat. 

Sam's advice to new Toyota owners is "if you ever have questions about the car, don't be afraid to give us a call.  I have a customer from CT who still calls me for help with his Bluetooth years after we met." 

Justin Messier
Finance Manager
(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 yellow Lab named Zoe!

Courtney Amphavanna
Business Development Manager
(802) 224-7231

Courtney has lived in Vermont her entire life but relocated to North Carolina in 2019. She went to Burlington High School and is currently enrolled at SNHU, pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Political Science. She loves taking road trips with her kids in their Toyota Highlander. They have been all along the east coast and plan to start travel west next. She also likes to write, play tennis and cook. Her favorite meal would have to be surf and turf from Shanty on the Shore in Burlington, but she also loves Juniors in Winooski because it reminds her of her dad. If she were deserted on a stranded island she would bring a book, tanning lotion, and some mad river rum!

Courtney has three kids from infant to teenager & they have a pet fish and a pet lizard. They are on a mission to visit a zoo or aquarium in each state in the US and so far they like the Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach the best. She
 likes working at 802 Toyota because of the people. We are all like one big family. 

Sarah Weston
Business Development Representative
(802) 224-7262

Sarah Weston is a Vermont native & loves coffee. She likes working at 802 Toyota because she gets to work with a great team. she has a partner named Camron, a daughter named Olivia Ann, two kitties named Bagheera and Apollo, & a black lab mix named Shen!

Bree Day
Business Development Rep

Bree-Anna loves taking her Black Lab/Pitbull mix for walks, or to the dog park, and spending time with her friends & family. She likes traveling to Florida, her favorite restaurant is Sarduccis in Montpelier, and if she was stranded on a deserted island she would bring a tent, filtered water, & a portable shower. She likes working at 802 Toyota because of the great team!

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

Find out more about Dave Field by clicking here. 

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

Phillip Heinz has lived in Oregon, Louisiana, Florida & Virginia, and has a Masters Degree in Education. His family's commercial meat farm in East Montpelier has 10 different species of animals! He loves to be on the road with one of his kids just about anywhere, but if I had to pick a destination he would love to be in the Canadian wilderness. If he were stranded on a deserted island he would bring a good pocket knife,  a mirror for survival, and of course a cell phone so I can get a ride home.

Phillip likes working at 802 Toyota because "the work I do in sales allows me to help other people with their problem or decision making. At the same time, the company gives me the freedom to be my own person and control my own future."

Peter Sinclair
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7237

Peter attended Hesser College in New Hampshire, and, other than Vermont, he has lived in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Arizona. His favorite place to travel to is the US Virgin Islands and he loves eating pizza! 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. Peter is married, has five children and one grandson.

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!" 

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."

Joe Melkonian
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7276

Joe's favorite place to be is on top of a mountain, looking down on Vermont. He enjoys hiking, good food, gardening, working on his homestead, helping on farms, and nice people. Joe went to Spaulding High School but spent 3 years at Barre Technical School. He has a big family and he likes to live every day free and happy. If he was stranded on a deserted island he would bring a fishing pole, umbrella, & an axe. Joe has a 15-year-old pup named Amber & 25 house plants. Joe likes working at 802 Toyota because of the friendly & easy-going people, and how locally driven the company is.

Chris Tetreault
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7276

Chris Tetreault has lived in Vermont his whole life & has worked in the auto industry for 16 years. He likes to ride motorcycles, be with his wife and pupper in the woods and the beach where he can chase a frisbee. He also likes to go to the gym and spending time in his beautiful garden. He and his wife live in Essex with their 2-year-old Doberman named Onyx who loves everyone. If he were deserted on an island he would bring his wife,  pup, and sunscreen! He likes working at 802 Toyota because of the Great bunch of family-oriented people that will always do the right thing to make the customer have a good experience. 

George Laramore
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7236

George is from Nashville, TN, and likes to go to church, spend time with his family, and play chess. George has run a hot dog cart in Barre for over 14 years! He has a wife named Kathleen & they have 3 beautiful kiddos - Elijah, Grace Ann-Eva, and Levi Durward. They also have three cats and a dog named Marley. George likes working at 802 Toyota because of his great co-workers!

James Brown
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7241

James Brown grew up in Vermont, where he attended Spaulding High School. On his days off he can be found at home or at his wife's parents orchard working. He likes kayaking, hiking, BBQ's, and bonfires with the family. His favorite food is steak or lobster mac and cheese. If he were stranded on a deserted island he would bring a lighter, fishing pole & a big knife. His wife Jennifer works in our Accounting department. His son Carter lives with them and they have two German Shepherd's Cash and Girlfriend, & a 14-year-old cat named Leonard.

James likes working at 802 Toyota because they treat there employees very well and their family first atmosphere.

Savanna Andress
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7234

Savanna loves spending time with her son, family, and friends or with and going on adventures with her son. Besides Vermont, she has lived in Alabama, and her favorite place to travel to is the beach or anywhere warm & her favorite food is tacos or anything Mexican. Savanna likes working at 802 Toyota because "it is family-oriented and the rest of the staff is amazing." She has an amazing 9-year-old son, two dragons, and a dog.

Jake Cohn
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7298

Jake Cohn has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was a ceramic & wood sculpture major. He taught ceramics & ran summer camps for the Chicago Park District. He has also spent time running an automated loom weaver making upholstery. He is a certified bike fitter for road & triathlon bicycle fitting & spent many years selling custom road bicycles. On his days off he enjoys driving the road less traveled, going in search of old country stores or odd ball Vermont places, snowshoeing in the winter, kayaking in the summer, or searching for bear and moose. If he were stranded on a deserted island he would bring a Leatherman deluxe tool, 2 year supply of waterproof matches, & water filtration. Jake has a black labrador retriever and likes working at 802 Toyota because of the great group of people who care about the customers' needs.

Tanner Weigel
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(802) 224-7298

Tanner is a friendly Oxbow High School graduate who used to own a handyman company and sold home security and solar nationwide. On his days off he can be found golfing, riding his RZR, or on his boat with friends and family during the summer. A lot of his family lives here in VT and they play a huge role in his life. His favorite place to travel to is Las Vegas and his favorite foods are bonefish or filet mignon. Tanner likes working at 802 Toyota because "it is very team orientated & everyone is always there to give a helping hand. They say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

Michael Waggoner
Sales Assistant

Michael Waggoner has lived in Vermont, Maine, Missouri, Kansas and Minnesota - where he attended college at the University of Minnesota. He worked in the media business for 36 years and the music business along with 5 years booking events for the NFL stadiums. He's very modest about his accomplishments, but click here to read our blog post about the time Michael was inducted into the Kansas City Music Hall of Fame for his long list of achievements in the music business.

Michael's favorite place to travel to is Nova Scotia, his favorite restaurant is Ladder One, and he enjoys playing guitar & listening to music. 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, along with two granddaughters and three grandsons. He also has two dogs: a mix named Stella and a miniature schnauzer named Greyson along with and two kitty cats. Michael likes working at 802 Toyota because working here is like being part of a large and friendly family.

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. 


Customer Service and Leadership

Steve Kelson
Managing Partner
(802) 391-3457

Steve Kelson started his career in the automotive industry in 1996 as a lot porter and has since been in several positions on the sales side.

Steve loves the car business and brings a positive attitude to the workplace every day. His advice to a new Toyota owner is to "take the time to find the perfect car. Ask lots of questions, that's what we are here for, and do some research online to help find your next car."

Steve is married and they have a son named Smith, along with a chocolate labrador named Louie! Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and friends, either getting to the mountain for a powder day or enjoying some lake time on his boat in summer.

Be in touch with Steve if you have any questions or concerns about your experience at the dealership. 

Kathryn Richardson
Chief Financial Officer

Cat Arnold
General Manager
(802) 224-7243

Cat Arnold is a graduate of MMU (Go Cougars!) and Gettysburg College. Previous to becoming General Manager at 802 Toyota, Cat worked at Burlington Mitsubishi & UVM Women's Basketball and started her career in Sales at 802 Toyota in 2010. She loves to spend time with her husband and son, being outside, recently fell in love with golf & she's an avid sports fan! Cat loves Vermont in the summer & fall and being anywhere tropical in the colder months. If she were deserted on an island, she would bring a toothbrush, solar electric generator, and satellite device loaded with books, the NFL network & facetime. On her days off she can be found running around doing errands - catch her if you can! 

Cat's husband Mike owns/operates Green State Excavating, they have a son named Jordy, and another boy on the way! They live in Chittenden County with family close by and love the relationships they have cultivated over the years. An active lifestyle is very important to her & family which means they spend a lot of time skiing, boating, golfing, traveling, working on projects, & living the life they love! Cat loves working at 802 Toyota because of the 
people & the culture.


Parts Department

Tim Wheatley
Parts Manager
(802) 224-7253

Tim Wheatley was born and raised in Vermont camping, hunting and playing sports such as basketball, softball, and golf. He sure has some great fun facts about himself; he loves Under Armour, he and his Dad are missing the same tooth, he's never eaten a hamburger, he loves cats, and he's never broken a bone in his body. Oh, and he thinks Magic Johnson is better than Michael Jordon (to name a few). Tim has a knack for remembering numbers, his favorite foods are pizza and waffles, and the best concert he's ever been to was the Backstreet Boys, "I was 12 thank you!" Tim loves working at 802 Toyota because of the joy of helping people out, so come on in and see him today!

Phil Lord
Parts Consultant
(802) 224-7252

Phil Lord originally started at 802 Toyota on the sales team in early 2014, he made the switch to a Service Advisor in 2017 and moved onto be a Parts Consultant in 2018.

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.

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. Dan loves playing baseball, volleyball and softball. In 2009, Dan got into the Guinness World Records for playing in the Largest Snow Softball Tournament (795 people, 61 teams)! 

Dan says he likes working at 802 Toyota because of "being able to help people get the correct part to get them going. It's always great to make them happy!"

Brent Chase
Parts Delivery Driver


Service Department

Steven Reese
Service & Parts Director
(802) 224-7247

Steve Reese is a New York native (though he hates to admit it) because he has lived in Vermont for over 30 years. Steve is a talented woodworker. His favorite possession is his table saw which he can be found in his favorite place, his workshop at home or on his bike riding around Vermont. Steve thinks his partner Tina's cooking eclipses anything you can find in a restaurant. He likes working at 802 Toyota because of the top-notch employees!

Amber Dudley
Assistant Service Manager
(802) 224-7293

More info about Amber will be coming soon!

Perry Fleming
Service Advisor
(802) 224-7256

Perry Fleming, a Vermont native and graduate of Whitcomb High School, has been working at 802 Toyota since 2010! He loves to spend time in Lake George, NY. His favorite season is mud season, his favorite sport is bowling, and he likes working at 802 Toyota because it comes with a great team.

Tony Anjos
Service Advisor
(802) 224-7284

Tim Pratt
Service Advisor
(802) 224-7251

Tim Pratt spent 3 years in Hawaii with the US Navy Submarine Force and then studied to be a Certified Dietary Manager at the University Of Georgia. He was a Chef for 45 years, and also owned 2 restaurants and designed & built multiple restaurants, including a 1.5 million rebuild at Wake Robin in Shelburne, VT! He loves to jet ski at Joe's Pond and smoking his homemade bacon, hams, and fish. He spent 3 years in Hawaii with the US Navy Submarine Force. He has two daughters and a son and he lives with his partner Angela of 18 years and his yellow lab, Lyle, in Berlin, VT.

Cole Badger
Service Assistant

Cole is a rising star here at 802 Toyota where he hones his skills as a Service tech. He loves showing up every day because of his kind and welcoming team. 

Cole grew up in VT and attended U32 high school before plunging headlong into the automotive world. He and his grandfather built his dream car together, an '04 WRX.

Cole lives in the shop. He spends time working racecars with his brother and grandfather and loves every minute of it. 

In October, you will find Cole celebrating Halloween to the fullest and watching horror films. He loves the rolls and cinnamon butter at Texas Roadhouse, however if he were stranded on a desert island he would surely bring the essentials, a SAT phone, flint/steel kit and a knife. 

Any other day of the week Cole can be found spending time with his family and dog, Junior.

Jeff Keough
Service Assistant

Rod Hart
Toyota ASE Master Technician

Pete Boucher
Toyota ASE Certified Technician

Brian Putney
Toyota ASE Certified Technician

Joseph Hazlett
Toyota Certified Used Technician

Adam Labatt
Service Technician

Adam says "dogs over cats. family over everything." His favorite place to travel to is Maine and he likes to fish & hunt. If he was stranded on a deserted island he would bring fishing tackle, knives, & paracord. He likes working at 802 Toyota because of the good work environment & good people!

Rob Taylor
Service Technician

Jacob Burt
Toyota ASE Certified Service Technician

Jacob Burt started at 802 Toyota while still at Randolph Technician Institute. Working on cars has always been a passion of his & working at 802 Toyota helps fulfill that passion. His favorite place to eat is China Moon Buffett & if he were stranded on a deserted island he would bring a water filtration system, a fire starter, and an axe. He was born & raised in Vermont and loves to drive his Tacoma, going to Thunder Road, & spending time with his fiancé and family. He is getting married next year!

Bob Whitman
Service Technician

James Dopp
Service Technician

James Dopp can be found working on his race car or racing at his favorite place, Thunder Road, on his day off. If he was stranded on a deserted island he would bring a lighter, water purifier & a gun. His favorite food is a steak from The Roadhouse. James has a wonderful girlfriend & a son that means the world to him. 

Nicholas Phillips
Service Technician

Clay Badger
Service Technician

Dylan Dusablon
Service Technician

More info on Dylan coming soon!

Osric Flint
Service Technician


Reconditioning Department

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.
Lucas is a die-hard Red Sox fan and his favorite place to travel to is Fenway Park. Lucas has a beautiful wife Laurie, and three children named Billie, Boston, and John, and a dog named Lexi. 
If Lucas was stranded on a deserted island, he would bring his family, his dog, and Bear Grylls! When he's not at work, he likes to spend time wheeling, camping and the boat and with the family, or at the race track with his extended family. He likes working at 802 Toyota because he loves what he does and the people he works with!

Eric Hickory
Reconditioning Tech

Troy Michaud
Reconditioning Technician

Dustin Somers
Reconditioning Technician

Will Lowe
Prep & Reconditioning Technician


Administration & Marketing

Emily Winauski
Human Resources Manager
(802) 224-7274

Emily likes to spend time outside with her husband Josh and son Bodhi, whether that's snowboarding, biking, running, hiking, traveling, and/or exploring. They just bought a house in Newark, a few miles from Lake Willoughby. They have two, 5-year-old black labs named Riggs and Fiona who are brother and sister. Emily grew up in central Vermont and has lived here most of her life, although she has spent a year in Florida and a few months in Tennessee. She likes working at 802 Toyota because she really enjoys the people! 

Caleb Fox
Human Resources

Janet Hatch
Staff Accountant
(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! 

Janet, who says she could spend every day of her life at the beach, loves horseback riding, autumn, watching Norwich University hockey play, and a bowl of popcorn with a good movie!

Rebecca Richardson
Title Clerk

Having spent over 7 years with, Rebecca is a veteran in our ranks. She loves  the teamwork, camaraderie and the way the company gives back to the community.

She enjoys travel to Texas where she worked at St. Brigid's Covenant in San Antonio. Rebecca has also contributed to Vergennes Union High School, and the Town of Berlin as an Administrative whiz.She has spent time living in MA, OH, NY, Ottawa, and San Antonio TX.

Rebecca takes full advantage of living in Vermont by hiking and kayaking at the lake with her Chihuahua and Newfie. After some outdoor recreation Rebecca likes to dive into some Italian food or curl up with a book and her doggos at home.