Meet the Staff at Groove Subaru in Denver, CO

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Sales Management

Brenden Carlson
General Manager

Shaun Welch
Acquisitions Manager

Michelle Spivey
Sales Manager

Michelle Spivey has been with Summit Automotive since 2008, working with the: Subaru, Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge brands. Michelle is originally from Daytona Beach Florida and has been a K-12 Art Teacher, Bartender & Server as well as a Wedding Coordinator. 

Currently driving a 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, Michelle's dream car is a Lamborghini. On her next vacation Michele would like to take a road trip out to the beautiful west coast. No doubt she will jamming out to "Speakerbox" by Outkast, "Southern Girl" by Erykah Badu, or "Free Falling" by Tom Petty.

When not at Groove, Michelle can be found on the mountain. She loves all the many things there are to do in and around Denver. An exceptionally caring person, Michelle welcomes everyone with a huge smile on her face.

i groove on Snowboarding, Yoga, and Dancing when no one is around

Taylor Scott
General Sales Manager

Taylor Scott brings his lengthy experience in the automotive industry (since 2004!) to the desk in his new position at Colorado's leading auto dealer. Here at Groove, Taylor is the General Sales Manager, a role he thoroughly enjoys as it enables him to help people get behind the wheel of a new car- which can be life changing for many customers. Taylor's bright energy and sense of humor keeps business moving and he really excels at making if fun and easy to say "Yes!"

Dedicated to providing fantastic service to every customer he assists, Taylor works every deal with the intention of establishing long-lasting relationships with his clientele, developing friendships built on trust, respect, and positive energy. Originally hailing from South Dakota, Taylor enjoys Colorado living for a number of reasons, not the least of which is our Centennial State's gorgeous mountain ranges and fantastic weather. 

As a big sports fan, he also loves being able to attend Denver Bronco home games whenever his schedule allows. Happily married for six years, Taylor is the proud father of a son and daughter.

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Scott Nelson
Sales Manager

Scott joined the Groove Subaru team in December of 2014. He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA but has been proud to call Colorado his home since 2000.

A veteran in the automotive industry, Scott is well versed in the buying process. He provides a customer experience what is full of respect and dignity. There isn't much that gets past his watchful eye and it's because of his quick wit and dedication that we are proud to have him working at our company.

When not at Groove, you can find Scott playing golf, swimming, or hanging out with his wife.

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Stuart Grey
Internet Sales Manager

Stuart Grey grew up in Centennial, CO, not too far from Groove Subaru. He did some traveling but eventually returned to the Rocky Mountains in 1984. Stuart has been in the automotive industry ever since he moved back here and loves working with our internet customers to ensure that they get quick and accurate responses to their questions.

Stuart is a go-to for the sales team and his leadership and mentorship is a pivotal part of the recipe for success in Groove's sales team. His is legend around here. 

When not at Groove, Stuart can be found enjoying the outdoors, fishing, hiking, biking, and spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.

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Josh Federico
Finance Manager

Chris McGarel
Finance Director

Chris joined the Groove team in 2012 and is originally from Naperville, Illinois.

His automotive industry experience includes working with Kia, Hyundai, and Toyota.

Chris currently drives a Toyota Tacoma which he loves to take off-roading on the weekends.
On his next vacation Chris would like to take a road trip to Mexico with stops in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles while listening to AC/DC and The Zach Brown Band along the way.

groove on boating

Alan Harrison
Finance Manager

Alan Harrison has been in Colorado since 1999 and enjoys the the Rocky Mountain range Denver provides. In fact he even spends his time hiking, shooting and hanging out with friends there. A self professed "people person" Alan provides his customers with a fun and carefree buying experience.

When not at Groove Subaru, Alan can be found enjoying the outdoors, watching movies or playing music.

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Joe Schlitter
Finance Manager

Joe Schlitter moved to Denver from Chicago 2 years ago and loves everything about his new home in Colorado.

Coming from large family (6 siblings), Joe got into the car business because family also worked in the industry. Selling comes naturally to Joe and he does a great job building common ground with his guests to make the experience fun and entertaining.

When not at Groove, Joe can be found spending time with friends, hiking, and/or snowboarding.

i groove on Snowboarding

Jeffrey Adsit
Finance Manager

Jeff is a Colorado native who enjoys Skiing and Snowmobiling. He has his eyes on the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and hopes to one day own one.

An easy going, laid back guy, Jeff likes to laugh a lot. He really enjoys working with and meeting new people and it has made him very good at his job.

When not at Groove Jeff can be found spending time in the mountains or cheering on the Denver Broncos. He also enjoys vacationing at the beach.

Fun fact: Jeff has an identical twin brother.

i groove on the Broncos

Chris Giordano
Finance Manager

Chris "Jersey" Giordano hails from New Jersey and is an Outdoor enthusiast: he loves hiking in the nearby mountains and spending time in the national parks.

When not at groove, Chris enjoys the Denver nightlife: good food, great beer and local music.

i groove on the Outdoors


Customer Service

Alexandra Collins
Love Encore Specialist

Jonathan Norris
New Car Sales Assistant

Hailing from New Jersey, Jonathan has called Colorado home since 1998.  He is a proud Colorado State graduate to boot and majored in Business Administration.  

A car enthusiast, Jonathan is able to share his passion with everyone he meets by taking the stress out of the buying experience. Jonathan is relatable and ready to answer any questions that come his way in an effort to help his customers find the car they are looking for.

Jonathan is all about the Subaru lifestyle; adventure, outdoors activities, working out, and living life to its fullest.

i groove on Outdoor Activities

Kyle Bain
Service Customer Support

Jill Nelson
Vehicle Acquisition Coordinator

Jill Nelson came to the Groove Subaru team after a long tenure in  Philadelphia, PA where she was the Senior Director of Creative Services for Drexel University. Jill enjoys the clear air and fresh water that can be found in Denver.

Jill helps make the Groove experience fun and easy by staying honest and treating everyone with kindness. She's always out and about in the Service and Sales areas. Jill is known for helping Subaru owners stay informed about their vehicles and keeping the atmosphere light and fun wherever she is. 

When not at Groove Jill can be found at 24 Hour Fitness.

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Fleet Team

Craig Parsons
Fleet Manager

Craig has been with Groove since it's inception in 2009, bringing 20 years of automotive industry experience with him. He has been a Master Peak Performer, Subaru's top sales honor, 11 times in his career.

Originally Craig is from Clinton, Iowa. Craig loves Colorado and enjoys the friendly people, incredible weather, sports and entertainment.

Craig enjoys driving his Subaru Legacy however his dream car is a Ferrari California.

His ideal road trip would be a vacation to Yellowstone National Park while cruising to Interstate Love Song, Bright Baby Blues or In Bloom playing on the radio.
When Craig's not working he can be found hanging out with his family, meditating or hiking.

Craig helps make the Groove buying experience fun and easy by always doing exactly what he says he will do.

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Dan Cassin
Used Car Guide

Dan has been with Groove since 2009 and has over 9 years of experience with Subaru.

Dan is originally from Rye, New York. He loves living in Colorado and enjoys the 300 days of sunshine each year.

Dan would like to take a cross country road trip with his family visiting as many national monuments as possible along the way.

When not at work, Dan can be found hanging out with his wife and making many home improvements.

Dan helps make the Groove buying process fun and easy by starting with honesty and finishing with honesty.

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Joanna Galvan
Sales Guide

Joanne "Jo Jo" Galvan, sales guide at Groove Subaru, is a Colorado native. Growing up in Denver Colorado, Joanne enjoys Hunting, Camping, fishing and the Denver Broncos. She loves working with cars - in fact her dream car is an all white 1970 Dodge Challenger.
Her favorite color?  Green.

Joanne works hard to make sure she establishes a personal connection with every one of her customers; making sure each person feels welcomed and at ease when purchasing their next vehicle. 

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Jeremy Horwath
Sales Guide

Jeremy joined the Groove Sales team in 2015 because he wanted to bring his passion for customer service to the industry and he prides himself on making sure each guest is taken care of from start to finish. He's got his sights set on a new 2015 Outback 3.6R so he can keep his young family safe and in style on the road.

Jeremy grew up in beautiful Centralia, WA and moved to Colorado 12 years ago for the eclectic vibe here in Denver. He loves the good food, good people and craft beer- but his favorite part is the scenic Rocky Mountains.

When he's not making it easy to say "yes" here at Groove, you can find Jeremy mountain biking, hiking, or snowboarding and spending time with his new family.

Jeremy brings a sense of ease and a consistent focus to his job, making car buying a truly engaging and transparent process.

Fun Fact: Jeremy roasts his own coffee

Joseph McCarty
Sales Guide


Service Management

Brian Olson
Service Manager

Bringing over 16 years of experience to his current role as our Service Manager at Groove Subaru in Denver, Brian "Bo" Olson boasts extensive familiarity with a wide range of vehicle manufacturers, including Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, Jeep, Subaru, GMC, Buick, Mazda, and Hyundai. 

Joining the team at Groove Auto in 2010, Brian approaches his work with a highly positive attitude, known for his laid-back, low-key attitude and great sense of humor. Maintaining that purchasing a car or truck should be fun and enjoyable above all else, Brian is always willing to go the extra mile for his customers. 

Relocating to Colorado from Burlington, Iowa, Brian loves the city and the mountains equally, pleased to have access to the wealth of cultural and outdoor activities that his adopted home offers. When he isn't providing great service to customers at Groove Auto, Brian can be found watching or playing sports, engrossed in a recreational poker game, or spending time at home with his family. When the opportunity arises for Brian to embark on an extended vacation, he plans on taking a road trip from Denver to Chicago, making a stop in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as at his childhood home in Iowa along the way.

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Pat Hatanaka
Parts Director

Pat joined Groove in 2009 and is originally from Evanston, Illinois. He has over 25 years of automotive industry experience with Subaru.

Patrick currently drives a Subaru but hopes one day to own a Corvette. He would like to take that Corvette on a road trip to Key West, Florida one of his favorite vacation destinations.

When Pat is not at Groove, he can be found on the golf course enjoying the beautiful Colorado weather.

i groove on golfing

Connie Wagner
Recon Service Advisor

Connie Wagner plays a pivotal role as Groove's Used Car Reconditioning Advisor. She goes over every used car we sell with an expert eye to ensure that our guests are getting only the best. Connie has been with Groove since we first started here in Colorado, and she knows what she's doing.

It isn't just her expertise that people like about Connie- she's also one of the most approachable and helpful people here at Groove. She's always ready to help in any way possible and this woman is the most organized person around. She has her finger on every used car and she can tell you exactly when it will be ready for sale.

Connie is a Colorado native who loves the variety of outdoor activities available to us in this great state. She loves to fish, but you're more likely to find her out on Overland Golf Course, where she's too modest to admit that she's on par with the best.

Connie's ideal road trip would be a coast-to-coast adventure behind the wheel of a red Mercedes convertible.

i groove on outdoor activities

Matt Cooper
Assistant Service Manager



Ron Baca
Service Advisor

As one of Groove's Service Advisors, Ron Baca spends his day making sure customers bring in their car for maintenance and leave with a smile. He's a clear communicator with a natural ability to make complex technical information seem easy to understand.

Ron's originally from Pueblo but he loves the hustle of Denver. When he's not helping people at work you can find him running trails around our beautiful city, playing dad and working out at the gym.

Ron's passion for cars and laid-back personality make him one of the most positive people in the Service Drive.

Fun Fact: I'm a full time father

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Ilyana Brown
Service Advisor

Kathy Truong
Service Advisor

Will Kieffert
Service Runner

Donnie Johnson
Service Tech

Tom Steliga
Service Advisor

Brett Tossie
Service Advisor

Brett is one of Groove's most tenured Service Advisors, with over 20 years at the dealership. His bright smile and can-do attitude go a long way to make sure that his customers leave happy and keep coming back. He's honest, laid back, and customer focused.

Brett grew up here in Englewood and is a loyal Bronco's fan. He loves the horse races, golf, and working out.

Brett's dream car is a '66 Chevy Nova, which he would love to take on a road trip to play the country's best golf courses.

Fun Fact: Brett is careful not to take life too seriously

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Rachide Reese
Service Advisor

Rachide "Sheed" is a service advisor at Groove Subaru in Englewood Colorado.

Originally from Clemson South Carolina, Rachide has been in Colorado over 18 years and loves the "300 days of sunshine" here.

An off-road enthusiast, Rachide can usually be found exploring the Colorado terrain in his Jeep. One day he would love to own a Jeep Rubicon in fact. He also enjoys working out and golfing whenever he can.

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Jeremiah Draughn
Service Advisor

Jeremiah "Jerm" is a service advisor at Groove Subaru in Englewood Colorado. Hailing from Houston Texas, Jeremiah is enjoying this new adventure in Colorado as he only just moved here.

A photography enthusiast, Jeremiah loves being outdoors whenever he can to capture the beauty of nature on hikes in the Rocky Mountains. He is also into collecting comic books so be sure to ask him about the back stories of your favorite literary works.

Jeremiah takes his time to help explain the importance of maintenance with his guests in order to get most life out of their vehicle. Going beyond recommended service knowledge, Jeremiah is an excellent resource for Subaru owners.

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Amanda Gerk
Service Advisor

Rachel Seaton
Express Lane Advisor



Jeff Clement
Parts Specialist

A colorado native, Jeff is one of the many helpful and friendly faces you'll see behind the counter in the Parts Department here at Groove Subaru. With one of the busiest parts windows in the nation, he makes sure that each and every customer gets what they need by listening intently and focusing his attention on each individual need. He's also a very easy going guy who doesn't get stressed too easily, allowing him to manage the multi-tasking atmosphere in our Parts Department.

Jeff knows all about the mechanics of different vehicles, which allows him to navigate the maze of parts information with ease. That knowledge comes in handy at home when he's working on his trucks.

When Jeff's not at Groove, you can find him camping or watching sports. He's dreaming about a '68 Dodge Challenger that he could take up into the mountains and let loose.

I groove on cars

Jimmy Vidger
Parts Advisor

Jimy Vidger has been with Groove since 2010 but has worked in the automotive industry for Subaru and Chevrolet for the past 30 years. Jimmy is a Colorado native and would like to take his next vacation to the beaches of California.

Jimmy drives a Chevy pickup and hopes to own a 1939 Ford sedan to restore one day. When not at groove Jimmy can be found flying radio control machines.

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