Meet Our Family at Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Stuart Powell,
    Dealer Principal

    Mr. Stuart Powell has been in the auto business since 1949, and has been a Ford dealer since 1960.  His affiliation with Ford Motor Credit Company is the longest in the world of any Ford dealer.  In 2001, Stuart received Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, and in 2008 received the Ford Salute to Dealers Award.  He served on the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association board for numerous years.  Because of the example he has set over the years, Stuart Powell Ford, Inc. was awarded the President's Award by Ford Motor Company in 2011 and 2012 for both Ford and Lincoln because of excellence in service and sales.  His support of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce goes back to 1973, and he is proud to have supported other counties' chambers in the dealership's market area as well.

    Other activities in which Stuart participates:

    * He has been chairman of the Boyle County Airport since 1968, and in 1993 the airport was re-named Stuart Powell Field.

    * Stuart has served on the Salvation Army board since 1976,

    * He has been a member of the Rotary Club since 1989, and has also received the Chamber of Commerce's outstanding citizen of the year as well as many other awards.

  • Patti Powell,
    Vice President

    Patti, the daughter of Stuart Powell, has been working with her father here since 1989 after spending ten years in the advertising industry. Patti states that "working with dad for the past 26 years has been the greatest and most rewarding experience of all."  If it is time for The Great American Brass Band Festival be sure to wave, as she sits proudly as last trumpet with the Advocate-Messenger Brass Band! It it is before any sane person would be awake, check the Wellness Center's Boot Camp because running is another one of her passions! Finally, if Patti is ever lucky enough to have time off of work and have a day away from this crazy work family you can find her off traveling the world with her husband or delighting in his marvelous cooking.

  • Chris Russell, Receptionist

    Chris, a resident of Danville, has been with the Stuart Powell family since October 2015. His favorite part of working at the dealership is being able to help guide people when they visit us.  Chris has a degree in Criminal Justice. When not at the dealership he enjoys spending time with family, friends and his wonderful fiancé, Erica. Chris is also a sports fanatic as he loves his Kentucky Wildcats and New England Patriots. There is a saying that goes "Treat people like they are your best friend" and with Chris that isn't just a saying - that's a way of life.

  • Robbie Todd,
    Sales Manager

    Robbie has been in the automotive business for over 30 years (and he is still a young man...just ask to see the photo in his office). It is rare that someone finds a career that they are truly passionate about and Robbie found that at a young age. He most enjoys working with the customers and making the deals come together without making them feel as pressured as they would at another dealership. When he is not working you can find him spending time with his family or with his church family.

  • John Tyler,
    Mazda Sales Manager

    John "The Karaoke King" Tyler, as he is better known around here, has been with the Stuart Powell family for almost 29 years now. A native of Mercer County, he has recently taken up woodworking in his off time (and has quite the talent). As you can tell, John is a jack of all trades and that is his favorite thing about being at Stuart Powell! He loves taking care of the multitude of things we must do in the day-to-day here and meeting the range of people we meet as well.

  • Chris Miller,
    Finance Manager

    When you purchase a vehicle or a warranty here at Stuart Powell, Chris is the man to help make sure you are getting the most for your money. His passion is helping people and getting to know everyone who walks through our doors ... and we all need help these days. A Ohio native and Lancaster transplant, Chris has been with the Stuart Powell family almost 12 years now. What is Chris' greatest "accomplishment"? Apparently he made thirteen shots in a row from mid-court in high school basketball practice...mmhmmmm ;)

  • Kay Edgington,
    Sales Consultant

    Kay is a veteran here, having been with the dealership now over 40 years. After graduating from Garrard County High School Kay came to work for Mr. Powell and has been with him ever since. Her favorite part of being here is the relationship she has been able to build with each and every one of her customers over the years. On her down time, Kay has been able to travel to Antigua, Africa, Jamaica, and several placed in Kentucky on mission trips. She truly credits these experiences with changing her life. When she isn't here spending time with customers or off traveling the world you can find her hanging out with friends and family dancing and taking pictures (hopefully not at the same time).

  • Roger Keck,
    Sales Consultant

    One of the veterans on the sales staff, Roger has been with the dealership for 21 years now. Originally from Corbin, Roger now resides in Richmond with his wife and son. When he is not at the dealership he enjoys coaching his son's travel baseball team to victory or riding his motorcycle on a warm summer day.

  • Ron Long,
    Sales Consultant

    One of our many local boys, Ron has lived in Mercer County all of his life. As ever-changing as the world can be, Ron loves that the automotive world keeps you on your toes and allows you to meet new people every day! In the 1940's Ron's father owned a car business, so he has been around the industry and selling cars for over 50 years, 21 of which have been with Stuart Powell. When he is not around the business he loves, you can find him spending time with his grandchildren or great-grandchildren, playing tennis, or working in the yard.

  • David Wix,
    Sales Consultant

    David, a resident of Lancaster, has been with the Stuart Powell family for almost 10 years now. His favorite part of working at the dealership is meeting the thousands of people we meet in a year and working with the many different personalities. Want to know something you would never guess about David?  He likes astronomy! When he is not staring up into the stars or selling cars you can find him following all of the local college sports teams, including Louisville, the area is originally from.

  • Ashley Vonlinger, Sales Consultant

    A Lincoln County native, who has been a long-time exclusive customer of ours - along with her family - Ashley came to us right after graduating from Asbury University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications! She hit the ground running - assisting customers left and right straight out of training!  Ashley enjoys running in anything between 5Ks and Betweenathons, so don't try to run away from her!  She also loves creating art - and being truly creative with it!  She's as big of a Disney nut as you'll find anywhere!  Just start a conversation about it and see her eyes light up and hear the stories!  Bring on the pigskin banter ... she's a football fan, too - especially the Seattle Seahawks! A little known fact: Ashley knows how to hand-mix concrete and build a ramp!  How do we know?  She told us! … and the InterNational mission group which whom she went to Costa Rica will sure vouch for her! We've always enjoyed the fact that Ashley LOVES Fords (her F-150 has been her baby since she was 16!) and has since she was a little girl.  So, if you want to talk with a sales consultant who loves Ford THAT much, she's your person!

  • Antonio Baca,
    Sales Consultant

    A Danville native, Antonio enjoys taking the time to get to know his customers to build long-lasting relationships that truly reflect the morals that the Powell family has built into this dealership over the years.  When he is not at the dealership, you will find Antonio spending his day off with his wife Emily and two daughters: Adrianna and Angelia.  Any free time he has is used working on his restoration projects or taking the family on trips to nearby getaways.

  • Ben Johnson,
    Sales Consultant

    You'll find Ben managing Internet sales here at Stuart Powell.  As a native of the Detroit area, he has always had a love for cars.  With three generations of Ford employees in his family, cars are in his blood.  Away from work, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, especially if he's cooking for them.  An avid cook and foodie, he loves sharing his kitchen experiments (at least the successful ones!) with family and friends.

  • Robert Cunningham, Community Manager

    Robert is a Versailles KY native who now resides in Junction City. Having been with the dealership since July of 2010, his marketing role has evolved to include a wide variety of responsibilities, thus changing his day-to-day responsibilities. He never knows what the day will hold!  When you see those great vehicle photos on our website, it means that he's been busy with the camera.  When you see boxes stacked in front of his desk, he's getting ready for one of our test-drive fundraisers.  Or you might not see him there at all, as he could be at a function with one of our area chambers of commerce, Kiwanis, or Relay for Life!  At heart Robert (and his wife, too) is just a really big kid - he enjoys Looney Tunes and Disney (especially Daffy Duck and Goofy) and he is very entertained by his dogs and cats!

  • Bill Johnson,
    Service Manager

    A Stanford KY native and resident, Bill has over 17 years of experience in auto repair and service management in the area.  An awarded former sergeant in the United States Air Force, Bill enjoys fishing and furniture restoration, and is very involved in area service organizations.  Bill is a warm, outgoing personality that customers and co-workers greatly enjoy.

  • Lee Naylor,
    Service Advisor

    Service advisor, hunter, fisher, NASCAR fan, and UK basketball fan...that pretty much sums up Lee! A Danville native, Lee has been with the dealership for 15 years now. When asked what he enjoys most about what he does here, beyond service and customers (which he does enjoy), he most enjoys his co-workers and the environment we build. That truly is something to say for this Stuart Powell Family.

  • Greg Pelfrey,
    Service Advisor

    Greg is another Harrodsburg man who has been with us as a Service Adviser since 2005. If you can drag him out of his garage (AKA "the Doghouse") and away from the NASCAR race, he can be found behind the service desk guiding service customers through proper automobile maintenance. What is Greg's fun fact you ask? Greg married the same lovely woman twice and he could not be happier.

  • Juallena Wohner, Quick Lane Advisor

    Juallena was born and raised in Mackville Kentucky, where the rest of her family currently resides.  She currently lives in Danville, but I will soon be moving into a new house in another nearby community as soon as construction is finished!  Juallena's favorite part of working at Stuart Powell is getting to meet new people and interact with all the customers, as well as getting to look at the Ford Mustangs!  Her hobbies and pastimes are photography and anything crafty.  She adores spending as much time with her family as she can, as she is very family oriented.  She has learned life can really knock you down quickly - learning that in July 2013 when her mother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  When asked what things were on her bucket list, she replied "to fulfil my dreams, which I am slowly achieving: new job, house being built, and getting married in April - I am getting pretty well set!"

  • Joe Warren,
    Service Assistant

    Everyone has someone they depend on to get things done. If you have been around our service department for very long you have learned that Joe is that guy! If you are ever in need of a ride, a helping hand, or a good conversation, Joe is your guy! A Garrard County native, Joe has been in the Stuart Powell family since 1987. His favorite part of the job is being able to talk to every one of the customers an interact with the public on a daily basis. When he is not at the dealership he stays true to his car roots watching racing -- as well as football, basketball, ... cooking out for his family.

  • Gale Scott,
    Master Certified Service Technician

    Gale is one of our most experience mechanics, having been with the dealership for 30 years.  He enjoys being happily married, a grandfather, and being a volunteer firefighter.

  • Alan Jeffries,
    Master Certified Service Technician

    Alan is a Ford Senior Master Certified Service Technician, which means he has top certification in all areas of diesel and gas engine service. Having this certifications means we keep Alan a busy boy! When we don't have him running around working on every engine and transmission under the sun, Alan enjoys fishing and gaming.

  • Steve Wethington,
    Service Technician

    Steve has three really cool interests: Gospel singing, being an outdoorsman, and working hard as a Stuart Powell service technician! Steve has been with the Stuart Powell Service team since 1996 and he is a huge part of our success in the department. When he is not performing his favorite alignments, mechanical or suspension work, you can almost always find him hunting, fishing or boating.

  • Keith Matthews,
    Service Technician

    Keith has been a member of the service team at Stuart Powell since 2008, and is a big Ford fan.  He's a low key guy, but steady throughout the day.

  • Paul Massey,
    Service Technician

    Paul, originally from Danville, has been with us since 1994, and is our Ford and Lincoln Certified Technician on hand. When he is not spending time at the dealership fixing cars and being with all of our amazing customers, he enjoys riding four wheelers.

  • Lance Baldwin,
    Service Technician

    If there is ever a problem with your vehicle, Lance can diagnosis it. Before coming to Stuart Powell as a Service Technician in 2012, Lance was an X-Ray Technician. An extremely laid back guy, when he is not fixing your problems he can be found relaxing at the lake or wake-boarding.

  • Robert Hafley, Service Technician

    Robert, who is better known to many as "Red", is a BoyleCounty native who joined our service team in 2015.  He has 8 years of experience in auto service, and he enjoys learning more about the computer and electronic diagnostics of his job.  Red really enjoys the people and atmosphere here at Stuart Powell.  When not working, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, fishing, hunting, woodworking and being with grandchildren.  Red is a great asset to our staff as he enjoys helping customers and co-workers.

  • Jeff Hogue, Parts Manager

    Jeff has been a member of our Parts Department since 1989, when he is not back searching through tires and floor mats you can find him blowing off steam at the golf course.

  • Keith Lay,
    Parts Advisor

    Keith has been a part of the Stuart Powell family of employees since 1993, and when he's not working at the parts department, you can find him enjoying family time and tinkering with a project!

  • Willie Clark,
    Parts Advisor

    Another long time employee and Lancaster native, Willie has been with Stuart Powell since 1989. Willie loves working with the public and his group of co-workers and friends here at the dealership. When asked to tell the world something interesting about himself he stated, "I'm me everyday and I love my kids and grandkids." You have to love that. Oh, and he's a fan of University of Louisville Athletics - so do with that what you will!

  • Matt Singleton,
    Collision Center Manager

    Has your vehicle ever been in a bit of a crunch? Matt is one of the gentleman in our Collision Center you will be dealing with to get you back on the road in tip top shape as soon as possible. Matt is our resident Eagle Scout outdoors man (every Collision Center needs one). From Perryville, KY, he has been with the Stuart Powell family since 2011. His favorite part of managing the Stuart Powell Collision Center is helping people in their time of need and seeing the joy when he can make their car look like new again.

  • Silas Ramey,
    Collision Center Technician

    Wreck your car and there are four men ready to put it back together in our Collision Center at Stuart Powell, Silas is one of them ready and waiting to satisfy customers. Be sure to pay your respects if you are ever in the Collision Center, Silas is a United States Army Veteran. During is spare time if he is not spending time with his family, he can be found in the gym...taking care of your cars is hard work!

  • Ron Sanders,
    Collision Center Technician

    As a Collision Center Technician, Ron restores your dinged vehicles ... but did you know that in his spare time he enjoys restoring old cars as well? Having being with us since 2012, he has found that the people are his true passion in the business.

  • Mike Howard,
    Detail Manager

    Mike is a local boy and car guy through and through. When he is not working back in the detail department you can usually find him at the race track or watching the race on television. Mike has been with us as the Detail Manager since 2009, and his attention to detail is what helps take our dealership over the top. You will not find a better detail department in the area ... period.

  • Grant Alford,
    Detail Technician

    Grant is originally a Michigan man but he has lived in the Moreland area for a while now. Since 2011, the detail department has been serenaded with the smooth sounds of Grant's Gospel tunes. That's right folks ... this man sings Gospel music when he is not working or spending time with his family. How cool is that? Sing it again Grant!

  • Kim Abbott,
    Parts & Service Cashier/Warranties

    Ready to pay your parts & service bill? None of us ever are, but you have to eventually! This is the lady you will need to see but have no fears -- Kim's favorite part about working at Stuart Powell is interacting with the customers. One cool thing about coming to pay your bill at Stuart Powell is that if you ever have the hiccups, Kim can cure them on the spot! No lie! When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her kids, shopping with her sister, or floating around her pool.

  • Sharron Miller,
    Office Manager

    "Just because you are at work does not mean you have to take life too seriously" - words to live by. Sharron has been with the Stuart Powell family as the Office Manager since 1989 and she truly enjoys working with her fellow co-workers and interacting with the customers on a daily basis. If the sun is shining and it is not raining,  you can usually find her on the golf course during her off time.  Or if the weather takes a turn for the worse, her family has the pleasure of her acquaintance.

  • Peggy Baierlein,
    Title Clerk

    Every dealership needs someone there who loves to make sure all i's are dotted and t's crossed. Peggy has been here since 1983 doing that and so much more - and loving every minute of it! When asked what she enjoyed most about being part of the Stuart Powell family she said, "seeing everything through and accomplishing tasks". When Peggy isn't solving our problems she is with family and friends cooking out, swimming, or at Keeneland.

  • Bobbie Speake,
    Office Assistant

    A native of Lancaster, Bobbie has been with the Stuart Powell family since 2012. She joined the team after staying home and raising her two daughters for twenty years and she states her favorite part of the job is "being around all of the great people every day". When she is not at the dealership, you can find her traveling, shopping or enjoying one of her favorite TV shows. She and her husband are also avid motorcycle riders!