Staff

 

Owners & Management

  • Erik Lelevier

    Erik Lelevier

    General Manager

    Erik Lelevier

    Erik Lelevier

    General Manager

Sales Team

  • Kevin Hogan

    Kevin Hogan

    Sales Manager / Lead Buyer

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    Kevin Hogan

    Kevin Hogan

    Sales Manager / Lead 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.

  • Adam Gary

    Adam Gary

    Sales Manager

    Adam Gary

    Adam Gary

    Sales Manager

  • Colton Meakin

    Colton Meakin

    Finance Manager

    Colton Meakin

    Colton Meakin

    Finance Manager

  • Bryan Nelson

    Bryan Nelson

    Buyer/Wholesale

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    Bryan Nelson

    Bryan Nelson

    Buyer/Wholesale

  • Josh Holderbach

    Josh Holderbach

    Buyer

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    Josh Holderbach

    Josh Holderbach

    Buyer

  • Zack Krasowski

    Zack Krasowski

    Product Advisor

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    Zack Krasowski

    Zack Krasowski

    Product Advisor

    A practiced fellow in the world of marketing and advertising, Zack Krasowski is now diving headfirst into his second year with the Liberty Bay Auto Center team. Zack very much enjoys working with his fellow Product Advisors and the rest of the Liberty Bay Auto family, in fact he says it’s very much his favorite part of the job!

    Catch Zack in his down time and you may find him outdoors with his kids, or enjoying cocktails and appetizers with his girlfriend. On a late night he could possibly be found binge-watching his favorite movies and shows, including Pulp Fiction, Battlestar Galactica, and Fringe.

    What was your first car?
    1990 Isuzu Amigo

    How about your dream car?
    1966 Pontiac GTO

    Got a favorite quote to share?
    “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities!” – Bruce Lee

    If you could have one superpower at work, what would it be?
    Car color changing abilities!

  • Renee Maggio

    Renee Maggio

    Product Advisor

    Renee Maggio

    Renee Maggio

    Product Advisor

  • Nolan Glenn

    Nolan Glenn

    Product Advisor

    Nolan Glenn

    Nolan Glenn

    Product Advisor

  • Brandon York

    Brandon York

    Product Advisor

    Brandon York

    Brandon York

    Product Advisor

  • Curtis Jurgensmeier

    Curtis Jurgensmeier

    Product Advisor

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    Curtis Jurgensmeier

    Curtis Jurgensmeier

    Product Advisor

    What is your dream car? 
    A Bentley!

    Got a favorite quote?
    “Life is what you make it. Make it what you want.”

  • Nathan Gehrke

    Nathan Gehrke

    Product Advisor

    Nathan Gehrke

    Nathan Gehrke

    Product Advisor

Service Team

  • Jarret Abrahamson

    Jarret Abrahamson

    Service Manager

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    Jarret Abrahamson

    Jarret Abrahamson

    Service Manager

    Jarret maintains that his favorite part of his job at Liberty Bay is helping people and sharing knowledge, which he gets plenty of opportunity to do for both his technicians and customers. Outside of his time at LB, Jarret likes to spend time with his family!

    Service Manager Jarret Abrahamson has been with the Liberty Bay Auto family for a total of two years, now. Having previously filled roles as a technician and service advisor, Jarret now holds the title of Service Manager, a new adventure in his automotive career.

    What was your first car?
    Datsun Pickup

    Got a favorite quote?
    “Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

    Got a favorite book?
    “The Go-Giver” By Bob Burg, John D. Mann

  • Eric Ryen

    Eric Ryen

    Service Advisor

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    Eric Ryen

    Eric Ryen

    Service Advisor

    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)

    One of the most tenured individuals in the Liberty Bay Auto roster, Eric Ryen will celebrate twenty years with the LBAC family in August 2020. Originally hired on as a Detailer, Eric now works as a Service Advisor, where he works directly between technicians and customers, providing expert translation and useful advice.

    When asked about his favorite part of the job, Eric will simply tell you it’s the people, customers especially, that keep him coming back every day. Outside of work, you can find Eric pouring over every aesthetic detail of his small collection of lowered show-cars.

    What’s your dream car?
    ’59 Chevy Impala

    How about your first car?
    ’80 Honda Civic

    What’s your top three favorite movies, shows?
    Arrow, Beverly Hills Cop, Van Wilder

    If you could have one superpower at work, what would it be?
    Reading minds.

    Got a favorite quote?
    “It is what it is.” – J. E. Lawrence

  • 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)

  • Sean Chapman

    Sean Chapman

    Service Advisor

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    Sean Chapman

    Sean Chapman

    Service Advisor

    With a twelve year background in the automotive sales industry, Sean Chapman will soon be concluding his first year with Liberty Bay. Immediately distinguishable by his full red beard and friendly disposition, Sean enjoys greeting customers as they come in, and works diligently to track down their desired vehicle.

    Off the clock, Sean enjoys barbecuing or smoking delicious food items, playing disc golf, or just kicking back with a good book.

    What’s something most people don’t know about you?
    I worked as a corrections officer before getting into car sales!

    What was your first car?
    1989 Mazda 626

    How about your dream car?
    1969 Mustang Fastback 427 Cobra Jet

    Favorite movies, shows?
    Scrubs, News Room, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Newsies.

  • Marcel Jacquemart

    Marcel Jacquemart

    Internal Advisor

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    Marcel Jacquemart

    Marcel Jacquemart

    Internal Advisor

    Originally hired on as a technician specializing in Subaru products, Marcel’s time at Liberty Bay Auto is now spent in the Service Dispatch position, where he acts as the liason between technician, service advisor, and customer. A little over a year into his adventure with Liberty Bay, Marcel brings an air of “politely-get-it-done” to the front counter that keeps his coworkers motivated and always looking to succeed.

    A Subaru Senior Master Tech, it’s unlikely you’ll find many others who know the Subaru product line with as much in depth, hands on experience. When asked about his most-desired work-place superpower, Marcel simply says, “to be in two places at one time.” Outside of work you can catch Marcel cooking something delicious, or kicking back and enjoying his favorite sports on TV.

    What was your first car?
    66 Pontiac Le Mans

    How about your dream car?
    Cadillac 6-Door

    Got a favorite quote?
    “It is what it is.” – J. E. Lawrence

    Favorite movies, shows?
    Troy, Bourne, John Wick

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Ben Weigel

    Ben Weigel

    Technician

    Ben Weigel

    Ben Weigel

    Technician

  • Bryan Knodel

    Bryan Knodel

    Technician

    Bryan Knodel

    Bryan Knodel

    Technician

  • Bob Hill

    Bob Hill

    Technician

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    Bob Hill

    Bob Hill

    Technician

    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

  • Ary Hart

    Ary Hart

    Technician

    Ary Hart

    Ary Hart

    Technician

  • Michael O'Campo

    Michael O'Campo

    Technician

    Michael O'Campo

    Michael O'Campo

    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.

  • Daryl Flores

    Daryl Flores

    Technician

    Daryl Flores

    Daryl Flores

    Technician

  • David Goodwin

    David Goodwin

    Technician

    David Goodwin

    David Goodwin

    Technician

  • Brian Binder

    Brian Binder

    Technician

    Brian Binder

    Brian Binder

    Technician

  • Daniel Gehrman

    Daniel Gehrman

    Apprentice Technician

    Daniel Gehrman

    Daniel Gehrman

    Apprentice Technician

  • Nicholas Jenkin

    Nicholas Jenkin

    Service Lot Attendant

    Nicholas Jenkin

    Nicholas Jenkin

    Service Lot Attendant

  • Calvin Colbert

    Calvin Colbert

    Wash Rack

    Calvin Colbert

    Calvin Colbert

    Wash Rack

  • Henry Van Loom

    Henry Van Loom

    Wash Rack

    Henry Van Loom

    Henry Van Loom

    Wash Rack

Detailing Team

  • 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

  • Carlos Martinez

    Carlos Martinez

    Detailer

    Carlos Martinez

    Carlos Martinez

    Detailer

  • David Matkin

    David Matkin

    Detailer

    David Matkin

    David Matkin

    Detailer

  • Michael Baird

    Michael Baird

    Detailer

    Michael Baird

    Michael Baird

    Detailer

  • Collin Nienhuser

    Collin Nienhuser

    Detailer

    Collin Nienhuser

    Collin Nienhuser

    Detailer

Service Support

  • 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

  • Fionna McMullen

    Fionna McMullen

    Parts Counter

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    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

  • Beverly Arnold

    Beverly Arnold

    Shuttle Driver

    Beverly Arnold

    Beverly Arnold

    Shuttle Driver

Administrative Team

  • 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

  • Laura Evans

    Laura Evans

    Executive Assistant

    Laura Evans

    Laura Evans

    Executive Assistant

  • Alessi Richardson

    Alessi Richardson

    Title Clerk

    Alessi Richardson

    Alessi Richardson

    Title Clerk

  • Brita Benton

    Brita Benton

    Front Desk

    Brita Benton

    Brita Benton

    Front Desk

  • Michele Hill

    Michele Hill

    Administrative Assistant

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    Michele Hill

    Michele Hill

    Administrative Assistant

    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.

  • Josh Jakola

    Josh Jakola

    Marketing Director

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    Josh Jakola

    Marketing Director

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