In fifth grade I scratched my name in a desk and had to buy a new desk for school; it was $93. My grandfather picked me up every Saturday and I washed cars at our BMW store until that desk was paid off. My punishment launched a desire to make money and eventually led to a career at my family’s business. That was in 1989.
Checkered Flag has been unbelievably good to me. It taught me the value of money, how to work smart/be organized, and showed me the key to success is staying successful. It will always be a part of my life – it is in my DNA.
I am excited to say that I am going to continue my automotive education at a new learning institution. I will miss Virginia Beach, my friends, my family, and Checkered Flag (even though we’ll still be very close). However, the excitement of getting to know a new place, new group of people, and taking a big career turn is going to be a lot of fun!
I am thrilled to say I am taking a job with Dealer.com in Burlington, Vermont!
To the DealerRefresh Community –
If I were staying on the dealer side I would not mention a move on DealerRefresh with a blog article, but since I’m going to the vendor side I thought transparency was best. I want you all to know that I am not leaving DealerRefresh. I will not become an advertising platform for Dealer.com either. You will find me to be the same person I was before this move. I will be happy to help anyone with their Dealer.com needs as things are brought up on DealerRefresh, but I promise not to solicit you. I might ask for your advice from time to time though – I may need your help for a reality check on a project or two.
What will I be doing at Dealer.com?
I am going to help them put a dealer’s spin on things….and of course to take over the world! They are creating a new position that allows me space to be creative and work with a number of different people. The funny thing is, this isn’t a change at all. 9 years ago, when Checkered Flag asked me to answer some Honda leads, it was a leap of faith too….and the last 9 years have been quite rewarding. I’m looking forward to doing some of the same things, but on a whole new level!