Staff


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Vice President of Operations

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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Sales

Dan Douglas
General Sales Manager


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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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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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Paul Minetti
Used Car Manager

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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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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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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Maxine Sue Bookamer
Office Staff

Maxine, who also goes by Maxie, has been with Lakeview Ford for the past three years. She is a strong member of the team who enjoys interacting with the customers. She joined the Lakeview Ford family with 6 years of experience in the Automotive Industry already under her belt. She also has experience working in restaurants and retail stores. When she is not at work, Maxine likes to watch hockey, baseball and spending time with her dog and cat.

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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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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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Melissa Bayly
Business Development

Melissa has been with Lake View Ford since August 2018 as our on-site photographer and design expert. 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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Service

Timothy Filotei

Timothy is our service advisor here at Lake View Ford and has been in the new car service since 1981. He is originally from White Oak Boro, PA and currently resides in Espyville Station, PA.


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Mark Miller
Service Manager

Mark has been working in the family business since 1975. Mark enjoys all of his co-workers. The employees and customers all seem to be one big family. In Mark's free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, boating, watching Penn State football and spending time with his family.

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Bonnie Erdice
Service Manager

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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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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