Brighton Ford Service and Sales Staff

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  • Jerry Stewart , Body Shop Manager

    I grew up in Hartland and have been around Brighton my whole life. I still live in Livingston County and enjoy time with my son. I have been with the Brighton Ford family since 2001. I have enjoyed the experiences I have had and the things I have learned since starting in the Parts Department and moving up within the company to the Body Shop Manager. My coworkers and I all know that there is no "I" in "TEAM" and we all work very well together to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied. Please do not hesitate to ask myself or any member of the Brighton Ford team for help.

  • Todd Spitler, Vice President & General Manager

  • Adam McKimmy, Used Car Sales Manager

    I am married to my best friend and we have two lovely sons and a daughter. Bradley is 11, Landon is 5 and Daphne is almost a year old. They keep us very busy! I come from a family of three. I have two older sisters that live locally. We were born and raised in Holt. My wife and I own a house in Williamston. In my early 20's I did a lot of of traveling. I moved to Colorado and then Florida for several years and then back home to the great state of Michigan. I have worked with the Spitler (owners of Brighton Ford) family for a total of 14 years and it's been a great run. My father and mother have always been tied to the automotive business. They have 40 plus years experience. They have owned, managed and operated dealerships since I can remember. It instilled things in me which you cannot teach, and how to do things the right way. Keep it fun, simple and honest. I really enjoy working with the public and making people smile. I have a large customer base that truly believes in the way I operate and take care of my customers. They continue to return and send friends and family to my desk. I will continue to grow and take care of all my fantastic people.

  • Dominic Policella, New Car Sales Manager

    I have been working at Brighton Ford since 2007, where I started out as a New Car Porter and moved to the Body Shop and got the opportunity to learn more about Ford vehicles. From there I went to work as the Quick Lane Manager in our Service Department. Here I became even more knowledgeable of all the Ford products, inside and out. After that I became a Sales Consultant in January of 2012.  In May of 2015 I became the Assistant New Car Manager, and then in December of 2015 I was promoted to New Car Manager.

    I plan on making my sales career here at Brighton Ford a lifetime commitment. This is a great company to work for and to be a part of our unmatched commitment to our community and our customers. I pride myself on being very straight forward and honest with our customers. I will continue to grow and take care of all of our current and future customers.

  • Eric Wilkinson, New Car Sales Manager

    I have been in sales at Brighton Ford since June of 2009, first trying to learn to sell cars during the craziness of Cash 4 Clunkers. Since then, I have developed relationships with hundreds of customers. The goal is to keep things fun and honest. There's no reason why buying a car shouldn't be a great experience. My ultimate goal is to have you bring your friends and family to me, so I can take care of everyone in your family the same way I take care of everyone in my own.

    I am married and we have 3 dogs, I collect classic cars. My pride and joy is my 1970 Mustang Fastback.

    I was raised in a Ford family. My mother retired from Ford, and my father still works there. They have put food on my table my entire life, and I legitimately believe in their products. When you buy a car from me you're getting a lifetime of service. I hope to be able to assist you and make it a great experience getting your new/pre-owned vehicle.

  • Rex Thompson, Parts & Service Director

    I have been with the Brighton Ford team for the past 19 years, but have been in the Automotive world since 1988. Currently at Brighton Ford, I hold the position of Parts and Service Director. I have been happily married for 27 years and we have 3 beautiful, energetic daughters. When I am not happily assisting customers at Brighton Ford, my daughters keep me busy with their passions for dance and gymnastics. I was in the U.S. Army Active and Reserves for a total of 8 years as well. I have many years of vehicle experience and am happy to help you with any and all concerns!

  • Karen Swieczkowski, Community Relations Director
    810-227-1171 ext. 4431

    Hello, my name is Karen Swieczkowski (Swiss-kow-ski). 

    I am The Community Relations Director at Brighton Ford. I am proud to be apart of such a great bunch- The Brighton Ford family, who has served and been loyal to our community for over two and a half decades. I am passionate about my career and continued involvement within our community. You will see me at local Chamber events, Howell Rotary, LACASA, The Salvation Army, Gleaners, The Humane Society, Mentoring locally for Reaching Higher, and 100 Women Who Care about Livingston County to name a few. I feel blessed to support local events, schools and organizations in our community on behalf of Brighton Ford. 

    I grew up in Howell, went to Howell Public Schools and attended college at Cleary University. I have always worked locally in Customer Service; I have over 17 years of experience including; retail, financial, and office management. 
    My home is in Howell with my husband and son. We spend our time together supporting Cole's education and activities. He plays hockey locally and keeps us busy. 

    I love my F-150 and have owned and driven Ford Trucks for many years, however you will see me around town in my "Believe In Our Community" Escape. I have been a Brighton Ford Customer for years. Ask me who my Salesman is? 

    Do you have a question about a local organization? How to get involved? Want to volunteer? 
    I am available at 810-227-1171 x4431 or 

    I am excited to continue Brighton Fords commitment to our Community- our customers, local chambers, schools, and service agencies and to help keep our community thriving! 

  • David Livermore, Finance Director

  • Trish Devlin, New Car Finance Manager

    I have been a part of the Brighton Ford staff for five years, with my current position being the assistant business manager. I graduated from Lakeland High School in 2009 and attended Specs Howard for computer design. After my schooling, I found my way to Brighton Ford. I've always known I was going to be working at a dealership, having been consistently around dealerships since I was 2 weeks old. Some may say I was born to work here, I just say I'm glad I do!

  • Dan Thomas, Finance Manager

    I'm excited to be a part of the Brighton Ford team and look forward to helping you with all your financial needs.  We're all dedicated to make sure you have a great buying experience.

    I'm married, and my wife and I enjoy our quiet life with our two dogs.  I'm originally from the Dexter area but we currently reside in Lenawee County. When I'm not working, I'm either spending quality time with the family or cheering on my favorite sports teams, Detroit Lions and U of M! Go Blue!

    Out of your manufacturer's warranty? No problem, give me a call today to receive a free quote on a warranty for your vehicle. We have a variety of protection plans to meet everyone's needs and I'd be happy to help you out!

  • Mike Radloff, Shop Foreman

  • Troy Hill, Used Internet Sales Manager

    My name is Troy Hill, I am a New and Used Car Salesman at Brighton Ford. I have been with this family owned company since March of 2010. Starting out as a Porter detailing vehicles, I quickly fell in love with this business and this company. After working my way up to sales, I found that helping people get their dream car is the best feeling in the world. I strive to make sure every customer I meet finds the perfect vehicle at the best price possible! Come see me today, and see why we make car buying fun!

  • Todd Provencal, Commercial Sales Manager

    My name is Todd, I have been married for 10 years to my beautiful wife Jennifer, and together we have 2 beautiful daughters. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and working on cars. After having worked in factories, restaurants and having gone to college all at the same time, I started a career in sales back in 1994. I continued to work in sales until I joined the Brighton Ford team 16 years ago and have enjoyed every minute! I love to help people with their purchasing experience and I always know I have a happy customer on my hands as they will usually send me their friends and family! I want to help you get the vehicle of your dreams, so stop in and see me today!

  • Russ Jenkins, Senior Sales Representative

    I have been with Brighton Ford since the beginning, over 29 years working for the Spitler family. I recently moved to Livingston County 10 years ago and love it out here. I have been married for 13 years to the love of my life. Together we have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Outside of work I still find myself enjoying cars. I own a few muscle cars and always participate in the Livingston County auto shows. It's always a good time. Sometimes you can find me flying my Ultralight (light weight aviation flyer), it's an experience unlike any other. I also enjoy fishing in the summer time. I feel as if I am a pillar to this community as I have been loyal to Brighton Ford, my customers and have never sold vehicles elsewhere. Customer satisfaction has always been a priority of mine, as my job starts when you leave with your new vehicle.

  • Nick Riashi, Senior Sales Representative

    I have been working in new and used car sales for over 27 years, 24 of which have been at Brighton Ford. I have been at or near the top in customer satisfaction for all of them. I strive to go the extra mile or two for all of my customers. I recently celebrated my 24th wedding anniversary with my beautiful wife Karen. I have a son Nicholas from my previous marriage and he is married to Mallory, who is a nurse at Bronson Childrens Hospital in Kalamazoo. Nicholas is a Director at Southwest Michigan First in Kalamazoo. My wife and I are proud grandparents of Weston, who is 3 years old, and Paisley, who was born this year. Time sure does fly!!!

  • Jeff Policella, New & Used Car Sales

    I've been in Livingston County for over 20 years and am very proud of our community and how far it has come since I moved here and became a part of it.

    I've been involved with Ford since August of 2010 and with Brighton Ford since September of 2012! When it comes to product knowledge, I take pride in knowing as much as I can about the great vehicles and products Ford has to offer. My family and I have always been Ford people for as long as I can remember. 

    I work along side my brother and I can't tell you how happy I am to be doing so. 

    I know how frustrating it can be to go through the process of buying a vehicle, so that's why we try to make your buying experience as fun, easy and fast as possible! So, if you're looking for a grueling, tough, exhausting process of "grinding" out a deal, this isn't the place for you. If you want the best deal on a quality product with incomparable service after you drive off in your new Ford, this is the place to be!

  • Aly Dubois, New & Used Car Sales

    I have been in sales at Brighton Ford since September 2015 and been around the Livingston County area since 2003. I graduated from Hartland in 2009 and I have a Husky who is basically my fur child…so outside of work I do anything I can with her. Spending evenings running at Kensington or kayaking with her at Island Lake are two of my favorites. Have questions about getting something new? Please don't hesitate to contact me, I can't wait to start working with you, your friends and your family! My goal is to find the vehicle you're searching for and to make the experience fun, so you'll come back to see me.

  • Pete Fewster, New & Used Car Sales

    I started selling cars at Brighton Ford in October 1993, then I left in December 2006 to go back to England. I returned to Brighton Ford in November 2015. It is great to be back, I have known the Spitler family since the mid-eighties. My wife is from Hartland and my teenage children attend Hartland Schools. A lot of sports and travel! I enjoy working with the public and I plan to work at Brighton Ford until I retire: hopefully no time soon! Call or email me and I would be glad to help you with your new or used vehicle's easy to find me, there is only one Brit here at Brighton Ford!

  • Mark Majeske, New & Used Car Sales

    I have worked at Brighton Ford since September of 2002.  I started my career here in the Service Department as an Advisor.  Five years ago I decided I want to try something different, so I started selling cars in the Pre-Owned Department.  I really enjoy my career change!  

    My wife and I live in Ann Arbor and have 5 grandchildren.  They keep us very busy, as they are all very active in sports and drama club events!  

    If I helped you in service in the past, please stop in and let's get re-connected.  I would love to help you with any of your vehicle needs: be it a car purchase or setting an appointment for service, give me a call.  I want to be your car guy!        

  • Matt Renko, New & Used Car Sales

    Hello, my name is Matthew Renko. I've been with the Brighton Ford family for over 17 years. My dedication to my customers and this dealer is 100%. I believe that buying a new vehicle should be a fun, exciting, and an easygoing experience for all, no matter what the circumstance is. Whether you are buying it for work or pleasure it should still be exciting. It is considered the 2nd biggest purchase of your life next to buying a home and it should be just as exhilarating. My goal is to make that experience one to remember. I know for myself after all these years of selling cars I still get a thrill out of it. I think I get that from my father. He has been selling Ford vehicles since 1969 and still sells to this day. I asked him why he still sells cars and his answer was, "Because I love people and I love selling." That is so true with me as well. I love people and I love selling cars. I love seeing that exciting look in their eyes and faces getting into a brand new car or truck. I take a tremendous amount of pride in my career here and truly believe this is the finest dealer to work at and buy a vehicle from!

    Here's a little personal info about me, my family, and what makes me tick: My wife, Kerry, is the most amazing and understanding woman in the world. She is not only a great mother to our 3 children and a fantastic wife, but she is my best friend in the whole world. We've been married for 15 years and she has stood by me through everything. From my worst days to my best days, she has been there. We have three beautiful children; Miranda 20, Mikayla 10, and Gabriel 8. They are my heart and life. Miranda just finished her first year of college at Eastern University, making the deans list with a 4.0 GPA. She is studying to be a teacher with a major in French and minors in english and spanish. Mikayla is my little princess who melts my heart every time I see her. She has a true heart of gold and a smile that is infectious. Gabriel is my little sports star. He plays hockey and golf and is fanatical about both. If he could sleep with his hockey stick, he would. He makes me record all the playoff games and wants to be a Red Wing when he grows up. He is my mini-me down to the bone. As for me, I am a man of many hobbies. I've been playing drums for about 30 years and I've worked with some fantastic musicians through out that time. Music has always been a huge part of my life and have had the honor of working with artists like Bob Seger and the silver bullet band, Paige and Plant, Kenny Aronoff, Josh White Jr. and many others. I've been playing hockey and golf since I was about 6 years old along with other sports throughout my life like baseball, soccer, tennis, and skiing (both snow and water). I also love hunting as well. Another huge part of my life is my church. I've been raised in the same church since we moved out here when I was 3 in 1976. (Yes, if you do the math you will realize how old I am). I believe life is a celebration. I believe we need to stay positive in all we do no matter how hard it is. Your attitude is everything and it's your attitude that defines who you are.

    Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me, and thank you for all the years of support here at Brighton Ford. May God bless you always.

  • Michael Tabacchi, New & Used Car Sales

    Brighton Ford and I met each other in 2002 after a dried up job economy in television marketing. I spent the previous 15 years putting together commercials and print marketing for companies in the area. As I was looking from New York to California for job opportunities when Brighton Ford gave me a chance to get back on my feet. Well, over a decade later I have created a clientele of over 3,000 and met some of the nicest people that are now personal friends that send me their friends and families to help them with all of their vehicle needs. And still keep my other passion of producing, writing and video editing as a hobby.

    I had a very bad experience and was taken advantage of when I was 27 years old at a different dealership when I purchased my first vehicle. When I started at Brighton Ford I told myself that in no way did I ever want a customer to have that type of experience. My business goal has been 100% customer service. I have noticed no matter where you go, whether the grocery store or fast food restaurant they all have lost the fundamentals of making the customer feel comfortable and appreciate them being there. I try to make each person feel like their purchase is special and make sure I follow up with service needs when needed. I don't believe that the deal is done once a contract is signed. I do my best to make sure I take care of their service needs, parts needs, make them aware of regular maintenance needs and have them call me for any auto questions they may have. 

    I grew up and graduated high school in Milford and reside in Fowlerville with my wife, daughter and 2 stepsons. We find it important to always stay active in the community and love all that Brighton Ford does to contribute.

    As for the Ford product, I am proud of the company as a whole. I have seen in just the 10 plus years of being in the business a time where we had to apologize for our quality to being the leader in quality of all the manufactures. I am excited to see us going from where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going. Ford is at the top of the game and the best product on the market. 

    I hope to work with you in the future.

  • Michael Detmer, New & Used Car Sales

    This is my 14th year in this crazy business, the majority of which with Ford.  Originally I grew up near Traverse City, and acquired a love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors.  But, as life would have it, I moved away with my wife and children to Kansas, then Florida and now back in Michigan.
    I've been married for almost 17 years and have 2 GREAT kids!  One thing my beautiful wife told me when I started in this business, "treat people like people and make their experience like a trip to Disney World…one they will have great memories of and will never forget!" 

  • Jerry Niskar, New & Used Car Sales

    I have been with Brighton Ford for 24 Years. I have a fantastic clientele that have been with me for years! Their family and friends have been happy with me because of my honesty, personality, great deals and the flexible service I provide for them.

  • Ashley Hay, New & Used Car Sales

    My Name is Ashley Hay and I have been with Brighton Ford since February 2016. Cars have always been big in my family. My father owns a transmission shop and a lot of my family worked and retired from both Ford and GM. I have been selling cars for three years now, I love it and the people that I get to meet on a daily basis. Stop in and see me for your automotive needs.

  • Mike Bellant, New & Used Car Sales

    I've been selling cars for 10 years now.  I was raised in the business, my father has sold cars for over 40 years and my brother is in the industry as well.  I live in Fenton and love this area!  I truly enjoy working at Brighton Ford as it is a family owned company and they treat their customers and employees as such.  I look forward to growing with this company and community.  

  • Todd Cowen, New & Used Car Sales

    Love my business! I have over 35 years experience selling and servicing customers throughout Michigan. I'm a DealerRater top rated 5-star salesman because I care about my customers.  With over 10,000 deliveries, I'm excited to sell to 3 generations of families! Very proud of my son Michael, who has just been pinned as a Captain in the United States Marines Corp. Call me direct...NO operators 810-488-0370

  • Gary Askins, New & Used Car Sales

  • Jack Ringwood, New & Used Car Sales

    I have lived here in the Brighton area for over 20 years and have raised my family in this great "country" community. Between community and church involvement, scouting and my career here in the area, I've seen some pretty amazing changes over the years.

    Brighton Ford has been here longer than me.

    This is going to sound strange coming from a car salesman, but I'm not here to sell you anything. My job... my goal... is to help you find the perfect vehicle that YOU want. One that has the right equipment and miles for you at a price or payment that fits your budget.

    I've been in this business for a long time, and worked for a few dealerships. I've been at Brighton Ford for 10+ years, and here is why Brighton Ford is different from everyone else. It's easy to buy a car here!

    Come in and test drive any vehicle that you may be interested in. Tell me which one you want to buy and what your budget is. That's it! There is no magic to any of this.

    You aren't going to find hidden costs, or the "surprises" that so many car shoppers find at other dealerships. I don't need to "trick" you into buying a car. I'm going to help you buy the car YOU want.

    They say everyone needs a Doctor, Lawyer, and Car Guy....When you say "I've got a guy".....I want that guy to be me. Give me a call !!

  • JC Soloman, New & Car Used sales

    I currently live in Brighton, although I was born and raised in Chelsea. Back in Chelsea, everybody knows everybody and everything about them. I try to use this philosophy everyday while I'm at work. I will treat you with the greatest respect and help you with all your needs, in hopes that you will go tell everybody you know how I helped you and how I could help them. Some places where you could possibly run into me are: out on Whitmore Lake while boating, U of M football or basketball games, Detroit Lions and Tigers games, or anywhere here in the Brighton area. If you do see me, please come up and say hi. I love to hear how you and your family are doing! Please let me know if you have any questions with your car or with services for your car!

  • Allie Nosek, New & Car Used Sales

    My name is Allie Nosek. I have worked at Brighton Ford since March 2014. I originally started working in the service lane and now moved up to sales. Working in the service department gave me hands on experience with all types of vehicles which will help me in my roll as a new and used car salesperson. . Customer satisfaction is crucial to me and I will do everything to make sure your experience at Brighton Ford is excellent. Stop in and let me help you find a vehicle that fits your needs. I look forward to meeting you!

  • Danny Oda, New & Used Car Sales

    I've worked in the automotive industry for over 5 years now, doing everything from detailing cars, repairing cars, to now selling them. Each position has helped me get a different perspective from every customers' point of view to assure that I'm able to provide you with the best experience I possibly can! A new vehicle is considered to be one of the largest purchases throughout your lifetime, and I am glad that I am able to be a part of it to make such an exciting event a memorable one! I am here for all your automotive needs, and look forward to creating customers for life!

  • Zach VanMullekom, New & Used Car Sales

    I was born in Livingston County and have worked at Brighton Ford for over 3 years now.  I started out with the washrack crew, washing cars as they were sold.  After that I moved over to the new car side when I was a porter, and now I'm excited to be selling cars!  Working a few jobs within the dealership has showed me how all of the departments work together to give our customers an enjoyable experience!  In my free time I enjoy watching all of my favorite sports teams, as well as playing softball in the summer months.  My goal is to make your car buying experience a fun and stress-free time as we find the perfect vehicle for you and your family!

  • David Willard, New & Used Car Sales

  • James Castle , New & Used Car Sales

    I was born in Brighton and moved out when I was 6 years old.  Starting riding and racing dirtbikes, even had a track in my backyard to practice on.  Growing up, when I wasn't riding, I was either riding freestyle BMX or in the garage working on cars with my Dad.  My Dad is a licensed contractor and professional fabricator and painter.  Now my Dad restores classic cars for a living and takes his toys around to shows around the state.  

    I like hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends and family.  During the winter you'll find me snowboarding with friends and in the summer I 'm out on the boat, tubing, wakeboarding or surfing.  I tend to go camping any chance I get.  I'm truly an outdoorsy person, but don't mind spending rainy days inside with my dog.  

    When I was 14 years old I moved out to Pinckney with my Mom.  After High School I decided to up and move to Clearwater, Florida to find out what else I might be missing out on.  I only lived in Florida for 5 months, long enough to get homesick and realize that everything I thought I was missing out on was actually in front of me the whole time at home.  Since then I've worked towards becoming a car salesman, something I've wanted to do for many years.  Well here I am today as a salesman at Brighton Ford, right around the corner from my home!   

  • Kristin Flynn, Product Specialist

    My name is Kristin. I am a Texas native and recently relocated to Michigan after my husband finished his enlistment in the Air Force. We have 3 fur babies Ruger, Divot and Chewie. In my spare time, I love taking my Mustangs to car shows and relaxing on the lake. I'm here to take all the stress and anxiety out of your car buying experience and make it as fun as possible! My job continues even after you've purchased a vehicle! My goal is to make sure you know you have a friendly face in the car business that can be here to take care of all of your automotive needs. I look forward to building a relationship with you and your family and friends!

  • Ted Leaf, Fleet Sales

  • Lynne Campbell, Service Advisor

  • Dean Ceifetz, Service Advisor

  • Alyssa Jones, Service Advisor

    I have worked here at Brighton Ford in the Service Department since 2015. Helping people is what I strive to do in life, so working with our customers daily is something I truly enjoy! 

  • Curtis Comstock, Service Advisor

  • Frank Derey, Service Advisor

  • Kyle Howley, Parts Counter

  • Jerry Geni, Parts Counter

  • Missy Jaskolski, Customer Service/Appointment Coordinator

    Born and raised in Dearborn Heights, I graduated from Annapolis High School in 1994 and started working at a dealership shortly after. I quickly moved up to the cashier/rental department, and worked with this dealership for close to ten years. In 2003 I moved to Livingston County to help take care of my handicapped sister, where we were able to enroll my sister in a school to better fit her needs. That same year I started working for Brighton Ford in the service department, and enjoyed my work there for three years. I then moved to the BDC office where I do internet and phone sales.  In my spare time, I like to go bowling, biking, watch movies and read.

    I am always willing to help you out with anything you may need, so please feel free to call me anytime. No matter the question, whether it be sales/service or body shop, I can help you out or get somebody that can better assist you. I am here to help everyone and look forward to hearing from you!

  • Heather Wilkinson, Customer Service

    I grew up in Pinckney, MI and lived there for around 20 years. After graduating Pinckney High School I was in need of a good career. My friend that worked here at the time had me see about an opening. In December 2007 I started work in the Business Development Center. I have been in this department ever since and love how many awesome people I have met over the years! I just recently moved to Brighton and am excited to live in such a wonderful town! Outside of work I like to stay active and enjoy camping and hiking. I am happy to help take care of our customers and am here if you need anything for sales or service. Feel free to contact me anytime!

  • Ashley Marks, Customer Service

    I have lived in Howell all my life and graduated from Howell High School in 2015. I am a outdoors girl...I love hunting, fishing and hiking. I have a chicken farm at home and have names for all my chickens. I also have a passion for photography. I've been into photography all my life, but really got into it after high school. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, as I love working with people and finding solutions for all of my customers!    

  • Brian Wasdyke, Body Shop Estimator

    I am currently an Advisor in our collision center and I have worked for Brighton Ford since 2001. I am Married and we have 3 wonderful children. I have lived in the Brighton area since 1995 and love it here. Great place to raise kids. If you ever need assistance with an insurance claim or body repair please give us a call, we will be happy to help you out.

  • Michelle Johnson, Body Shop Admin

  • Jake Spitler, Service Dispatcher

  • Amanda Petzold, Warranty Clerk

  • Art Schemanske, Shuttle Driver

  • Jack Haag, Shuttle Driver

  • Anna Rager, Cashier

  • Zoie Smallwood, Cashier

  • Rich Allan, Service Porter