Meet the LBAC Team

Here at Liberty Bay Auto, we’re a family of professionals! Liberty Bay Auto Center in Poulsbo, Washington is proud to employ over forty-five Kitsap-local, customer-service oriented, dedicated professionals; including verified experts in every make and model of vehicle imaginable as well as the talented support staff of Service Advisors, Lot Attendants, and Office Administrators that keep the operation running smoothly on a daily basis. All of these people are proud to call Kitsap County home, and look forward to coming to work every morning to serve our excellent customers!

Liberty Bay Auto Center is proud to call each of our team members employees. We think we’ve put together a pretty excellent team here, and we’d love for you to get to know them! Below any staff member’s picture you may find contact information, and in some cases a short biography about that person and their time at Liberty Bay Auto Center. Our employees are as unique and varied as the people we serve, and we think you’ll find that you have more in common with our team than you may know!

Want to join the team? While we may not always be hiring, we’re always accepting resumes for mechanics, sales professionals, office management staff, detailers, lot attendants and more! Visit the “Employment” page to fill out a short application and submit your resume!

 

Owners & Management

  • Dean Church

    Dean Church

    Owner

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    Dean Church

    Dean Church

    Owner

    Owner and Founder, Dean Church, started his days here at LBAC back in 1989 when the doors first opened with his dad, Sandy Church.  Since that first day, the Church’s have created an environment that truly demonstrates that LBAC is the “Friendliest Car Store on the Planet”. They have understood that buying or servicing a vehicle can be daunting for consumers and have made every effort to change what that experience should be like.  Not only does Dean have a keen eye for ensuring that LBAC delivers high-quality service, but he is also active within the community with organizations such as Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and many local sports teams.  In his home away from home, Dean enjoys camping, hiking, travel, building dreams and most of all his family.

  • Sherri Church

    Sherri Church

    Owner

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    Sherri Church

    Sherri Church

    Owner

    Not only does Sherri share her love of LBAC with her husband Dean, but after joining the team in 1999 she has brought a passion for the community in which LBAC serves.  She actively supports and participates in organizations like Fishline and Bras for Cause.  In Sherri’s time away from LBAC she alsoenjoys creating artwork, wood burning weaving, zentangle rock painting, bead creations, camping, cooking, traveling and rock hunting.

  • Erik Lelevier

    Erik Lelevier

    General Manager

    Erik Lelevier

    Erik Lelevier

    General Manager

  • Kevin Hogan

    Kevin Hogan

    Sales Manager/Buyer

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    Kevin Hogan

    Kevin Hogan

    Sales Manager/Buyer

    Kevin Hogan, a veritable steel-staple in the Liberty Bay Auto brand, has served our dealership for over twenty years. He was initially brought on to the Sales Department as a Product Advisor, and now holds the title of Sales Manager and Buyer.

    Kevin is also an active member of the Poulsbo Lions Club, Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, Fishline and Kitsap Alliance Premier Club. Living in Poulsbo for over 34 years, Kevin enjoys farm living, and tends to five horses and a whole mess of chickens.  In fact, if you are looking for fresh eggs, Kevin is your man! An excellent source of insider information in the used car business, Kevin also devotes his time to his hobbies; cooking and handyman work for his horse-stables. An avid reader of non-fiction, Kevin also enjoys a wide variety of musical artists, with tastes ranging from Classical to the great hits of the 80’s.

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    Diesel. 3/4 Ton. 4×4.

    How about your first car?
    ’86 Mercury Cougar

    Got a favorite quote?
    “The only easy day was yesterday.” – Navy SEAL Proverb

    What’s your favorite part of the job?
    Tracking down the perfect car.

  • Jason Habenicht

    Jason Habenicht

    Sales Manager

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    Jason Habenicht

    Jason Habenicht

    Sales Manager

    In the midst of his first year at Liberty Bay Auto, Jason was brought on as a Sales Manager and continues to diligently work from this post, handling the responsibilities that come with guiding his team of Product Advisors. A salesman by trade, Jason will always maintain that his favorite part of his job is “helping people grow!”

    Catch Jason outside of work, and you may find him indulging in his favorite hobby, hanging out with his family.

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    Toyota Sequoia

    How about your first car?
    ’91 Honda Civic

    How about a favorite quote?
    “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

    Any favorite books, movies?
    Book? Jocko Willink
    Movie? Pursuit of Happiness

  • Jarret Abrahamson

    Jarret Abrahamson

    Service Manager

    Jarret Abrahamson

    Jarret Abrahamson

    Service Manager

  • Ken McMullen

    Ken McMullen

    Parts Manager

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    Ken McMullen

    Ken McMullen

    Parts Manager

    Parts; arguably the most key component to the operation of a service and repair center like ours. Ken McMullen, a talented veteran of warehouse & parts department work, has been the Parts Manager at Liberty Bay’s Service Department for over seven years now.

    A straightforward and trustworthy fellow, Ken is devoted to his work and his family. Everyone’s favorite unoffical uncle. Catch Ken in his down time and you may find him watching his favorites: John Wayne movies.

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    ’58 Chevy Impala

    How about your very first car?
    ’67 AMC Ambassador

    What’s your favorite part of your job?
    Finding the impossible!

    Got a favorite quote?
    “Life is hard, it’s even harder when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

  • Calaeb Barnett

    Calaeb Barnett

    Detail Center Manager

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    Calaeb Barnett

    Calaeb Barnett

    Detail Center Manager

    Having spent roughly the past seven years as an employee of Liberty Bay Auto, Calaeb has held multiple positions, including Detailer, Dispatch Coordinator, and now, Manager of the Liberty Bay Detail Center, which has grown immensely under his leadership.

    Previously having worked in the auto-body/detail industry, Calaeb is right at home providing insight for the team of talented detailers he manages. Outside of his time at Liberty Bay, Calaeb enjoys classic car restoration, and holds an active membership with the Low II Show Car Club that allows him to show off his passion. He also enjoys riding dirt-bikes and ATV’s, because even a detailer likes to play in the mud! Catch him on a relaxing Sunday evening and you might find him in a comfortable chair with one of Louis L’amour’s titles.

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    50’s Chevy BelAir, 60’s Chevy Impala

    What was your first car?
    ’73 Chevy Nova

    What’s your favorite part about working at LB?
    I enjoy the people I work with and the different challenges every day!

    How about a favorite quote?
    “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” – Joseph P. Kennedy

  • Heather Patton

    Heather Patton

    Office Manager

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    Heather Patton

    Heather Patton

    Office Manager

    Going on her thirtheenth year with Liberty Bay Auto, Heather takes on many responsibilites that keep our offices running smoothly. No stranger to the automotive-office, Heather previously worked as a cashier for a local Ford dealership and carried that experience to her first position with LB, which soon evolved into an Office Manager job.

    You may run into heather outside of work hiking the trails of Washington State, but she’s just as likely to be found reading a good book, or watching a movie.

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    The Space Shuttle! Or a Tesla.

    How about your first car?
    ’91 Chevy Cavalier

    Got a favorite quote?
    “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” – Jane Austen

    How about some favorite books, movies, shows, or music?
    Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Harry Potter, Christmas Vacation, Anything Disney, Sleeping Beauty, The Clash, The Pogues, Judy Garland

Sales Team

  • Colton Meakin

    Colton Meakin

    Finance Director

    Colton Meakin

    Colton Meakin

    Finance Director

  • Renee Maggio

    Renee Maggio

    Product Advisor

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    Renee Maggio

    Renee Maggio

    Product Advisor

    Currently in her third year at Liberty Bay Auto, Renee is one of the talented Product Advisors that works to source the finest vehicles for Kitsap residents. She started her tenure with LB as the front desk receptionist, but has moved on to the sales department, where she regularly receives high praise from her customers!

    Previously handling a management position for her father’s business, Renee brings a professional and yet easy going vibe to Liberty Bay Auto Center that’s appreciated by all. Catch Renee outside of work and you’ll likely find her hanging out with her kids or cooking something delicious!

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    Rolls Royce

    What about your first car?
    ’98 Toyota Tercel

    What’s your favorite part of your job?
    The people I work with and the people I meet!

    How about a favorite quote?
    “Be happy and content with yourself and everything else will follow.” – Unknown

    Any favorite shows, movies, music?
    There’s too many to list! I like variety.

  • Zack Krasowski

    Zack Krasowski

    Product Advisor

    Zack Krasowski

    Zack Krasowski

    Product Advisor

  • Wesley Jordan

    Wesley Jordan

    Product Advisor

    Wesley Jordan

    Wesley Jordan

    Product Advisor

  • Sean Chapman

    Sean Chapman

    Product Advisor

    Sean Chapman

    Sean Chapman

    Product Advisor

  • Hannah Green

    Hannah Green

    Product Advisor

    Hannah Green

    Hannah Green

    Product Advisor

  • Anthonee Moorehead

    Anthonee Moorehead

    Lot Support

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    Anthonee Moorehead

    Anthonee Moorehead

    Lot Support

    Anthonee is a relatively recent addition to the Liberty Bay Auto team, concluding his first year in just a couple short months. However, in that time he has established himself as a diligent worker who has no problem taking on of a multitude of tasks. As a sales lot attendant, he is part of the team that tends to new vehicles in Liberty Bay’s inventory, and in this position he has proven himself a valauable asset.

    Originally having filled the wash bay position, Anthonee has held a few titles, including some time garnering experience within our Detail Center!
    Catch him outside of work-hours, though, and you may very well find him playing the violin, or relaxing with some video games.

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    2019 Mazda RX-9

    How about your first car?
    Toyota Avalon

    How about a favorite quote?
    “Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.” Will Smith – Hitch (2005)

    What’s your favorite part about your job?
    The ability to grow and have new experiences.

    Any favorite books, movies, TV shows, music?
    Book? Holes by Louis Sachar
    Movie? Tron Legacy (’10)
    TV Show? The Flash (’14)
    Artist? Escape the Fate

  • Ross Carlson

    Ross Carlson

    Lot Support & Utility

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    Ross Carlson

    Ross Carlson

    Lot Support & Utility

    A returning all-star of the Liberty Bay Auto team, Ross totals his tenure with us at just over four years. A fellow with stories and life experience to spare, Ross enjoys surfing, motorcycles, and building just about anything that sits on the ground.

    Initially brought on the the Detail department, Mr. Carlson has held a multitude of positions including Service Advisor, Lot Attendant, and Product Advisor. Ross maintains that through all these positions, his favorite part of the job is helping customers & employees every day.

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    AWD ’68 Chevy Pick Up Rat-Rod

    How about your first car?
    Honda Civic

  • Robb Lester

    Robb Lester

    Inventory Photographer

    Robb Lester

    Robb Lester

    Inventory Photographer

Service Team

  • Bob Hill

    Bob Hill

    Shop Foreman

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    Bob Hill

    Bob Hill

    Shop Foreman

    Bob’s time at Liberty Bay Auto started nearly seven years ago, and in that time he’s held positions such as Service Advisor, Technician, Service Manager and currently supports the Service Department as the Shop Foreman, handling some of the more challenging technical issues brought to our shop. Bob has the ability to give advice on nearly any type of make and model of vehicle, an extremely useful and appreciated talent in our industry. Outside of work, Bob enjoys the occasional game of Cornhole while RV camping in the Pacific Northwest.

    Anyone who has worked with Bob could guess his favorite part of the job, which is simply “problem solving.” That’s probably why throughout his work history, Bob’s often found himself in management roles. He’s even managed a restaurant! Often called upon during the most stressful of tasks, Bob also enjoys kicking back with a Stephen King or Tom Clancy novel, re-watching his all time favorite film: Tombstone, or watching his favorite show, The Ranch.

    What’s your dream car?
    Ford GT40

    How about your first car?
    ’66 Mustang

  • Marcel Jacquemart

    Marcel Jacquemart

    Service Dispatcher

    Marcel Jacquemart

    Marcel Jacquemart

    Service Dispatcher

  • Eric Ryen

    Eric Ryen

    Service Advisor

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    Eric Ryen

    Eric Ryen

    Service Advisor

    Eric joined LBAC nearly twenty years ago and shows the same passion for the automotive industry that he did on day one. Eric has held multiple positions at Liberty Bay Auto, including detailer and lot attendant, but is most well known for his time as a talented Service Advisor for his “home-team”, the Service Department. (Not to be mistaken for his fellow Liberty Bay employee and doppleganger, Bob.)

    “Integrity is the only way to describe the service provided at Liberty Bay. It will keep me and my friends loyal to your store. And Eric was a pleasure to work with.” – Wendie (Customer Letter)

  • Ranay Retzloff

    Ranay Retzloff

    Service Advisor

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    Ranay Retzloff

    Ranay Retzloff

    Service Advisor

    Ranay is a relatively new Liberty Bay employee, just over a half year into her time with us. In that time, Ranay has proven herself as a valuable asset to the company with the ability to generate long-term customers for the Service Department. On the rare chance that you catch Renee relaxing, you might find her watching thriller or suspense movies, crime documentaries, or cooking shows, (even though she self-admittedly cannot cook.)

    Initially hired on as the Service Department’s Dispatcher, Ranay now works as a Service Advisor, calling upon her experience at a previous job, working for a transmission shop. Ranay feels right at home working around cars for her day job, and continues this passion well into her off hours. “Anything to do with cars, racing,” she says, when asked about her hobbies.

    What’s your dream car?
    Maserati GranTurismo S

    How about your first car?
    1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible “Ellie”

    What’s your favorite part of being a Service Advisor?
    Meeting new people and learning more about all makes n’ models of vehicles.

    Got a favorite quote for us?
    “Speed. I am speed.” – Lightning McQueen (Cars)

  • Patrick Callejo

    Patrick Callejo

    Service Advisor

    Patrick Callejo

    Patrick Callejo

    Service Advisor

  • Tyler Voss

    Tyler Voss

    Service Support

    Tyler Voss

    Tyler Voss

    Service Support

  • Russ Shorten

    Russ Shorten

    Technician

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    Russ Shorten

    Russ Shorten

    Technician

    With over 27 ½ years at LBAC, Russ is our ASE Service Master! Russ specializes in European models and has lived in Bremerton for over 35 years. Russ uses his spare time biking, hiking and living life in the woods while wood working. He also loves muscle cars and turbo cars. Vroom! Vroom!

  • Ben Weigel

    Ben Weigel

    Technician

    Ben Weigel

    Ben Weigel

    Technician

  • Don Whitney

    Don Whitney

    Technician

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    Don Whitney

    Don Whitney

    Technician

    With an interest in hunting and fishing, Don brings over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry with a specialty in Asian Imports.  Don spent his first 12 years with Honda and the last 17 as part of our LBAC service team.

  • Bryan Knodel

    Bryan Knodel

    Technician

    Bryan Knodel

    Bryan Knodel

    Technician

  • Ary Hart

    Ary Hart

    Technician

    Ary Hart

    Ary Hart

    Technician

  • Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor

    Technician

    Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor

    Technician

  • Casey Cortese

    Casey Cortese

    Technician

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    Casey Cortese

    Casey Cortese

    Technician

    Currently working on his second year with Liberty Bay Auto, Casey is a Service Technician with certification from a name you can’t help but trust: the U.S. Army. Previously serving as an 91B All Wheel Mechanic, Casey now provides top-tier service for the drivers of Kitsap’s most rugged Ford Trucks and Jeep products.

    A die-hard Sounders FC fan, Casey is a season ticket holder, and has been for over a decade! When he’s not screaming his team support at CenturyLink Field, he can be found cementing his status as a film-buff, or binging on any of his favorite automotive shows on TV. His free time for television may not be as plentiful as it once was, though, as his family has recently made the addition of an adorable brown Pug puppy, Stevie. (That makes for three adorable Pug fluff-balls, if we’re counting. And we are!)

    What’s your favorite/dream car?
    Favorite: Jeep Wrangler JKU. Dream: JT Jeep Gladiator.

    What was your first car?
    A 1969 Volkswagen Bus Camper.

    What’s your favorite part of working at LB?
    I love having the opportunity to challenge myself and and find the problem, instead of just throwing parts at it.

    How about a favorite quote?
    “Leadership is not about being the best, leadership is about making everyone else better.” – Sheryl Sandberg.

    What tunes are you listening to while you work on cars?
    Dubstep, 90’s Hip-Hop, Deathstep, and the occasional Mega Music Mix.

  • Michael O'Campo

    Michael O'Campo

    Technician

    Michael O'Campo

    Michael O'Campo

    Technician

  • Jay Parba

    Jay Parba

    Technician

    Jay Parba

    Jay Parba

    Technician

  • Daniel Gehrman

    Daniel Gehrman

    Lube Technician

    Daniel Gehrman

    Daniel Gehrman

    Lube Technician

  • Fionna McMullen

    Fionna McMullen

    Parts Counter

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    Fionna McMullen

    Fionna McMullen

    Parts Counter

    Setting the bar high with excellent customer service in her original station of Shuttle Driver, Fionna is nearing her third year as part of Liberty Bay Auto’s award winning team, and now has the pleasure of working closely with her father in their two-person Parts Department.

    Catch her in her off hours and you may find her baking goodies for her family and coworkers, reading fantasy novels, hiking Washington’s beautiful trails, or practicing photography.

    What’s your favorite car?
    ’07 Pontiac Solstice
    (Cause’ of it’s ‘face!’)

    How about your first car?
    ’15 Saturn Vue

  • Pam Southern

    Pam Southern

    VIP Specialist

    Pam Southern

    Pam Southern

    VIP Specialist

  • Gary Southern

    Gary Southern

    VIP Specialist

    Gary Southern

    Gary Southern

    VIP Specialist

  • Zach Hale

    Zach Hale

    Lot Attendant

    Zach Hale

    Zach Hale

    Lot Attendant

  • Seth Stombaugh

    Seth Stombaugh

    Lot Attendant

    Seth Stombaugh

    Seth Stombaugh

    Lot Attendant

Detailing Team

  • Terry Ward

    Terry Ward

    Lead Detailer

    Terry Ward

    Terry Ward

    Lead Detailer

  • Carlos Martinez

    Carlos Martinez

    Detailer

    Carlos Martinez

    Carlos Martinez

    Detailer

  • Cesar Lopez

    Cesar Lopez

    Detailer

    Cesar Lopez

    Cesar Lopez

    Detailer

  • Kenny Covington

    Kenny Covington

    Detailer

    Kenny Covington

    Kenny Covington

    Detailer

Administrative Team

  • Michele Hill

    Michele Hill

    Accounts Payable

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    Michele Hill

    Michele Hill

    Accounts Payable

    A Kitsap native of over thirty years, Michele joined LBAC in 2014 as an Accounts Payable associate. While her job specialty may be paying bills, she truly enjoys the outdoors camping with her husband and fellow LB employee, Bob. She also spends her spare time playing the piano, playing softball and is rumored to be quite the talented cook.

  • Patience Jacobsen

    Patience Jacobsen

    Receptionist

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    Patience Jacobsen

    Patience Jacobsen

    Receptionist

    For most Liberty Bay first-timers, Patience Jacobsen is the first face met upon entering the glass double doors. As such, she sets a high standard of friendly customer service that’s continued throughought the store. Patience was previously a Grounds & Nursery Specialist, which means she’s even good at being nice to the ground, and the things that grow out of it!

    Patience’s favorite part of working at Liberty Bay Auto is that “there is always something to do or learn!” And in additition, here’s great friends to work with.” Outside of work, Patience enjoys camping, hiking, embroidery, and gardening.

    Got a dream car?
    It’s all about the twelve passenger van for camping.

    Any favorite books, movies?
    All the nerd things: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings.

  • Laura Evans

    Laura Evans

    Accounts Receivable / Title Clerk

    Laura Evans

    Laura Evans

    Accounts Receivable / Title Clerk

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