Staff


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Ownership

Alex Sherman
Operations Manager

Alex is one of the owners of Lake View Ford. Alex selects and organizes the pre-owned retail inventory for Lake View Ford and personally prices each car competitive to the market. Alex also oversees the reconditioning and sales processes at Lake View Ford. Alex ensures that the customer experience in all phases of buying is top-notch by making sure his inventory is diverse and in the best possible condition and his team is proactive in meeting each customers needs. Alex is extremely approachable and if anyone reading this has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact him by email, by call or text on his direct cell phone, or in person at the store.

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Alaina Sherman
Vice President of Operations

Alaina Sherman has been part of our team for the past two years. She  likes having insight into the behind-the-scenes business processes that keep the dealership running on a day to day basis. Alaina attended Duquesne University where she earned a Bachelor's of Art majoring in Corporate Communication and a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration majoring in Information Systems Management. This is where she met her husband, Alex! She is currently one course away from earning a certificate in Healthcare Analytics from UC Davis. Before joining our team, Alaina worked in Healthcare IT for eight years as a lead business analyst on several client-facing strategic projects to enable the company to deliver healthcare in new ways.  When she is not busy at the dealership, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, being outside, working out, and spending time in Conneaut Lake.


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Wash Bay Attendants

George Lucas
Wash Bay Attendant

George has been with Lakeview Ford for 10 years! He strives to make people happy. Leading up to his current job as one of our wash bay he did building maintenance and lawn care. George is originally from Huntington, WV but currently resides in Conneaut Lake, PA.


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Mike Scully
Wash Bay Attendant

Michael or Mike as he likes to be called has been in the automotive industry for 16 years. He is part of our wash bay team at Lakeview Ford. His favorite part of this job is that there is always different things to do. In his off time he enjoys playing sports and hunting. He is born and raised in Conneaut Lake, PA


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Administration

Amy Miller
Administration


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Sonja Ricciuti
Administration


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Service

Niles Copeland
Service Manager

Niles joined the Lakeview Ford Team in May of 2019. He is the Service Manager here with over 15 years of experience in the Automotive Industry starting as a tire technician and working his way into management. His favorite part about his job is that the managers and owners respect him and trust him to do his job and they do not micromanage which makes Lakeview Ford a great place to work! Niles is born and raised in Albion, PA where he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and also enjos motorcycling, fishing, and shooting guns at his local sportsmens club.

What do you like best about this position or company: The owners and managers respect me and trust me to do my job without micromanaging.

How long have you been at this location or in this industry?  2 ½ months

Highlights of college education: Didn't go to college

Continuing educational endeavors: To get my master certification through Ford

Employment background: Have been in the Automotive business over 15 years. Started as a tire technician and worked my way into a management position.

Hometown: Albion, Pennsylvania

Current area of residence:  Albion, Pennsylvania

 

Hobbies/interests outside of office: When not at work spending time with family and friends.

Also enjoy motorcycling, fishing and shooting guns at my local sportsmen club.   

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Bob Russell
Parts Manager

Robert, who also goes by Root, has been in the business industry since he was eighteen years old. He has been working for Lakeview Ford for the past twenty-four years. The best part of his job is getting to help the customers with all of their needs. Robert is from the Conneaut Lake area and now resides in Meadville. When Robert is not working for Lakeview, he works as an Emergency Medical technician; he has done so for the past thirty-one years.

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Bruce Hicks
Parts Associate

Bruce has been with Lakeview Ford for a total of twenty years. He is originally from Titusville, PA and now resides in Conneautville, PA. Not only does Bruce work in the auto industry, he is involved in the music industry, too! When he is not working at Lakeview, he is DJ-ing! When is not working his two jobs, he likes to go on wine tours.

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Richard Guiney
Parts Associate

Richard, also known as Scratch, is from the Linesville Area and has been with Lakeview Ford for the past eight years. Richard has been in Auto Sales for the last eighteen years! His favorite part about working for Lakeview Ford is that no day is the same. He loves being out and about helping customers. In his free time, he loves going hunting, fishing, enjoying nature, seeing live music, learning about the critters he hunts and visiting Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and South Dakota.

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Bonnie Erdice
Service Advisor

Bonnie has been around the auto industry her whole life, as her father owned a used car lot. Customers and co-workers are like family to her.  She enjoys camping with her husband and rescue dog "Sammi Girl", and working in her yard. She also enjoys sports, and especially the Steelers, Ohio State, and Tiger Woods.

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Mark Martin
Service Advisor

Mark joined the Lakeview Ford team in June 2019. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic for 25 years. He was born and raised in Chochranton, PA. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, riding ATV's and spending time with his family.


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Sales

Dan Douglas
General Sales Manager


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Paul Minetti
Sales Associate

Paul is originally from Harmonsburg, Pa but now resides in Linesville, PA. Paul, better known as Chetti, has been with Lakeview Ford for the past sixteen years! The best part of his job is getting to interact with people in such a small market and working with a progressive team. Before working at Lakeview, Paul attended Edinboro University for three years. Paul has had plenty of work experience before joining the Lakeview team. He has worked for The Colonels, Inc., PPG Industries and Defiance Vanguard as a Quality Manager. He also has experience being a General Manager and a Lease Manager for eight years. When Paul is not busy at work, he enjoys golfing, gardening and landscaping.

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Todd Exley
Saleperson/Special Financing

Todd has lived in Conneaut Lakeshore, Pa all of his life. He has been with Lakeview Ford for the past fifteen years. The best part of Todd's job is the customers he meets along the way. He has worked in sales and marketing for twenty years and fifteen hears in auto sales. Todd enjoys golf and snowmobiling in his spare time.

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William Hill
Salesperson

William, who also goes by Bill, has been in the automotive industry for the past 28 years. He has been with Lakeview Ford for six and half years and enjoys sales and meeting new people. When William is not at work, he enjoys traveling on family vacations and being a private club manager.

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Mark Schlaudecker
Salesperson

Mark, who is from Meadville, has been a member of the Lakeview Ford team for about a year and a half. He really enjoys meeting new people and assisting them in their search for the "right" vehicle. Before joining the team, he was a US Army Veteran, worked in the oil field, delivered propane for Agway, and has been selling auto motives for the last 19 years. When Mark is not busy on the job, he enjoys golfing, boating, listening to music with his lovely lady, Kathy, hanging out with friends, spending time with his dogs and cat, deer hunting with his son, and visiting his daughter in NC.

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Jason Easler
Saleperson

Jason has lived in Linesville, Pa all of his life. He has been with Lakeview Ford for the past twelve years. The best part of Jason's job is the family atmosphere. In his free time, Jason likes to go bowling, hunting, fishing, golfing and dirt track racing.

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Jesse Reinwald
Salesperson

Jesse brings five years of sales experience to the Lake View Ford team. Before joining our team, Jesse was the Manager of Meadville Sears Hometown for three years. He enjoys meeting new people and creating lasting relationships with his customers. When Jesse isn't selling cars, he spends time with his son Lucas, girlfriend Dona, and family.


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Kevin Stallings
Salesperson

With 20+ years of sales and customer service experience Kevin has been a wonderful addition to the Lake View Ford team. He enjoys helping people and loves working for a company who is transparent and honest. Kevin is originally from Huntersville NC, but currently resides in Linesville. When he is not at work, Kevin enjoys horses, golf, and good food.


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Melissa Bayly
Sales Associate

Melissa has been with Lake View Ford since August 2018. Mel enjoys the freedom to grow in the business and the fun and friendly atmosphere at Lake View Ford. She received her Associates degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Before joining the Lake View Ford team, she milked cows for six years and was a photographer at Fallon's photography. When Mel isn't at the dealership capturing the new vehicles coming into the lot and the happy customers leaving the lot in their new car, she enjoys photographing nature, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and hunting.


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Amy Russell
Controller and Office Manager

Amy Russell is from Jamestown, Pa and has been worked at this particular location for the last two and half years. Amy enjoys the family-like atmosphere and how the management staff appreciates their employees. Amy received a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Westminster College. Before Lakeview Ford, Amy owned her own grocery store! In her free time, Amy enjoys working at the Conneaut Cellars Winery on the weekends.

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Tonie Copeland
Business Development

Tonie joined the Lakeview Ford team in July 2019 as a Business Development Associate. Her favorite part of the job is that she gets to talk to people from all walks of life, hearing their stories. She has over 20 years of customer service experience which she brings to the table here at Lakeview Ford. She is originally from Cambridge Springs, PA but resides in Albion, PA where she enjoys spending her time with her husband and kids, reading, and enjoying whatever life gives her!


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Finance

Kathryn Evanoff
Finance Associate

Kathy recently joined the Lake View Ford team, but brings along 20 years of experience in the auto industry! Before joining Lake View Ford, Kathy was a sales consultant for cars.com. She majored in business at Mercyhurst College and is originally from Fairview, PA.  Kathy enjoys working with people and the friendly, low pressure atmosphere at the dealership. When she isn't working, you will find Kathy on the green golfing or traveling.


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Mary Ann Palmer
Finance

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What do you like best about this position or company:
I love the atmosphere here.  Very friendly.
I love my position because I get to help people get the car they want!

How long have you been at this location or in this industry?
I have been at Lake View Ford since July 2, 2019.
I have been in the car business for 2 ½ years 
 
Highlights of college education:
I went to Jamestown Business College and received an Associates Degree in Business Administration/Accounting   
 
Continuing educational endeavors:

Employment background:
I have had my own landscaping business, been a teller/loan officer at a credit union, and sold insurance.

Hometown: 
Spartansburg, PA

Current area of residence:
   
 Spartansburg, PA
Hobbies/interests outside of office:

I love to kayak on the Allegheny River.  I crochet afghans.  And I love to read Stephen King novels!


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Frank Pollack
Finance

Frank, also known as Frankie, has been in the auto industry for 19 years. What he enjoys most about Lakeview Ford is its family-like atmosphere. Before joining the Lakeview team, he attended both Bethany College and Wheeling Jesuit University. He is also the former owner and president of OEM, Erie PA. When Frank isn't busy at work, he enjoys flying on the weekends and following West Virginia football.

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