Meet Our Family


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

CEO

Gary Rome
President
860-253-4753


What are you most proud of when it comes to your business?
I am so proud that our employees have embraced our core values. They display them all the time! You can see it in how we treat each other and our customers. I am also proud that we have been able to build the company with one another. Teamwork is alive with us!

Why are you so dedicated to helping the community?
It feels good to give back! I want to make an impact and lasting difference, strengthen the community and meet others with similar interests so I can form lifelong relationships. It is so important to give back to the community we live in. This is where we chose to live and work. It is our responsibility to plant, fertilize and grow something greater!

What does "We Treat You Like Family" mean to you?
It means we will go to any length to have everyone be their best for our customers!

Do you have any words of wisdom to hand down to business professionals?
Always give the best version of yourself. I would rather be amazingly positive and optimistic than destructively negative and hateful. 

What do you do when you're not at work?
I think about work and clients! I am always thinking of how to make life better for our customers and employees!

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General Manager

David Nathan
General Manager
(860) 253-4753

What is your professional background?

I have been in the car business my entire adult life, starting as a lot boy at 18 years old and moving from sales to management after a successful 16 years on the floor. I cannot imagine myself in another line of work.

What is your favorite part about your job?
I love how the job changes from day to day. Meeting new people from all walks of life and different careers makes for a change everyday. I get to help people drive new cars and fulfill dreams, what could be better?!

What is your favorite part about watching Gary Rome Kia grow?
Being a part of Gary Rome Auto group has been exciting. I get to be a part of growth on a daily basis. I have seen changes in the auto group ranging from creating new positions and promotions coming from within the company, to a 35,000 square foot building being constructed from the ground up. It is clear that Gary is always looking towards the future and makes enormous contributions to the car business as well as the community.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to spend my time off traveling when I can. I am a lover of the beach and tropical locations. When I am not traveling, I enjoy boating on the Connecticut river with friends and family

What are two things that are still on your bucket list?
My bucket list has changed over the years as my kids have grown and moved off to college, but I would say 2 things that have not changed are flying in a private plane and spending a week in one of the over the water resort huts in the south Pacific. Actually I would like to combine both of those bucket list wishes in one fantastic vacation!!

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Sales

Michael Robare
Finance Manager
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?
Overcoming the negative stigma of the car buying process and introducing our customers to a personalized experience.

What is your professional background?
I was born into the car business. I've done everything from clean, fix, recycle, to tow cars. My family owned a used car dealership and auto recycling company in Chicopee, MA. I came here as a sales consultant in October 2015 and was promoted to Finance Manager in August 2018.

What are your goals taking on this Finance Manager Position?
To continue to grow with Gary Rome Auto Group.


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Steve Liptak
Pre Owned Sales Manager
860-253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job? 
I like being hands on with the inventory, knowing the various vehicles insides and out. I have the least desk oriented management job in my opinion. I am constantly on my feet checking on cars that are coming and going throughout the sales department. A good Used Car Manager is never idle!

What is your professional background?
I've worked for Gary Rome for over 10 years now (approaching on my 11th). Before I came to work here in Enfield I worked alongside my father in the service end of the business starting at 8 years old. It gave me a lot of respect for automotive service and the valued relationship between the service department and the sales department. 

If you life were a song title, what would it be?
"No Time to Kill" - Clint Black

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Shane Boucher
Sales and Leasing Consultant
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?

What is your professional background?

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John Bruso
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?


What is your professional background?

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Justin Martin
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(860) 253-4753


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Will Morris
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with: what we do every day is fun!

What is your professional background?
I've been with Gary Rome Kia for about 2 years now. Before that I was a sales consultant when I was attending Keene State.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to learn more about?
I would love to learn more about the outdoor world! It would be cool to know more about the whole eco system!

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Christine Vesce
Receptionist
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?



What is your professional background?
I worked in the Enfield Public School system for the past 13 years.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Tutti Fruiti!

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Jessica Rios
Runner
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
I do a little bit of everything! So I never get tired of my day to day tasks!

What is your professional background?
I have been with Gary Rome Kia for almost 10 years now!

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
How to make more money!!

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Service

Christine Simmons
Service Advisor
(860) 253-4753


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Ivy Velez
Service and Parts Manager
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people! I am such a people person. Other than my little brother that works in Holyoke, I consider so many people here as part of my family.

What is your professional background?
When I was in High School, I started working with cars on co op. I have always worked in the automotive industry, working at various auto parts stores. 

Do you have a hidden talent?
Everyone knows that I am the best baker. I can make gourmet cupcakes and fancy cakes. I don't even like sweets! But I love to cook and bake for the people I love. My secret ingredient is always LOVE.

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Kristen Ranney
Service Advisor
860-253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
Meeting all the customers and learning new things about car every day. There is always something new to learn!

What is your professional background?
I have worked in child care and car care.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Don't Worry, I can help you!" (Check out my playlist on Gary Rome Kia's YouTube Channel!!)

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Gabriel Arce
Service Technician
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?

The mechanics!

What is your professional background?
I was a mechanic and an electrician in Puerto Rico.

If you were a jelly bean what flavor would you be?
Caramel

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Dennis Reynolds
Service Technician
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?

There are different things everyday.

What is your professional background?
Before I was a tech, I was in the Military.

If you were a jelly bean what flavor would you be?
Strawberry

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Ricky Santa
Service Technician
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?

I love coming here to make money!

What is your professional background?
I was a landscaper, I worked in a body shop, and I've detailed cars. I came here 4 years ago and was running the detailing team before I became a technician.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to learn more about?
NASA

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Jack Willet
Lube Technician
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?

I like working with my coworkers!

What is your professional background?
Unlimited! I came here in January of 2017.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Cotton Candy!

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Parts

Juan Molina
Assistant Parts Manager
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?

I get to work with cars!

What is your professional background?
I've done everything! I've worked in factories and was a landscaper before I came here about 5 years ago.

If your life was a song title, what would it be?
"Get Rich or Die Trying"

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Miggy Rivera
Parts Advisor
(860) 253-4753

What is your favorite part about your job?

I like that I get my own space to work and get things done.

What is your professional background?
I worked mechanics very young with my dad. I have been a CNA and a PCA before I came to Gary Rome Kia. I started here about a year ago!

If you were a jelly bean what flavor would you be?
Cherry

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BDC

Telesha Williams
Business Development Manager
(413) 420-8291


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people. I love the people I work with and all of our customers.

What is your professional background?
I am a sales and marketing professional. I have an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Thinking and a Master's in Leadership and Negotiation. I've been with Gary Rome since 2008 and left briefly after college to work in Marketing and brought that experience back with me here. My professional career has expanded since my return and led me to the position I am currently in.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Organizing! I have systems that no one can mess with! I can create a system for anyone and anything!

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Vanessa Williams
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8286


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like people! I enjoy talking with my customers and forming relationships with them. I love the people I work with and the friendships that I've formed here! Plus, I love how fast paced my job is!

What is your professional background?
I was in the dental field for about 8 years before managing a day care. I've been with Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years now.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn how to do Ballroom Dancing!

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Shaina Grimes
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8280


What is your favorite part about your job?
The friendships I've made!

What is your professional background?
I have a cosmetology degree. I have worked in alternative education. I was the front receptionist here at Gary Rome Hyundai before moving into the position I have now.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I build furniture!

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Candice Frappier
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8288


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like that I get to talk to people! Both inside and outside of our office. 

What is your professional background?
I started off at Gary Rome Hyundai 3 years ago in the service department as service appointment coordinator. I've been in customer service my whole life.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Limoncello

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Laura Wilby
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8284


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with

What is your professional background?
I have been in customer service for the last 14 years

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Sweet Nothing"

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Sarah Ramsey
Service Appointment Coordinator
(413) 420-8290


What is your favorite part about your job?
Helping people know that they are due to come in for service before anything goes wrong with their car.

What is your professional background?
I worked with kids before this. I've been at Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Party in the U.S.A."

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Sage Abreu
Service Coordinator
(413) 420-8287


What is your favorite part about your job?
Talking to my customers!

What is your professional background?
I've waitressed in the past. This is my first full time job.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Dream On" by Aerosmith because the line, "live and learn from fools and sages" was my senior quote

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Hailey Raleigh
Service Coordintor
(413) 420-8285


What is your favorite part about your job?
Getting to make a seamless schedule.

What is your professional background?
I worked at a coffee shop and in customer service. I am currently attending Westfield State University studying Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Biology.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
I would be a lemon jelly bean because I am sweet and unique!

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Sherry Boudreau
Receptionist
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I get to work with.

What is your professional background?
I have worked in retail and call centers in the past.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
My song would be "Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block because in life you pretty much live step by step.

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Kylin Sorl
Receptionist
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love playing with numbers and all things brainy and geeky! I also love the company overall and how flexible and encouraging the managers here are.

What is your professional background?
I previously was working in a small General Electric Company in Portfolio, Programming, and Project Manager positions. I also have a Six Sigma Green Belt. I've been here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years now.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
If I could learn about anything in the world? There are too many never ending questions that roam my mind. I guess it would be what makes people tick. Cultural anthropology/ psychology/ sociology...

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IT/Marketing

Josh Calkins
IT Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with!

What is your professional background?
I've always worked with computers and engineering. I went to school at Porter and Chester. I've been here at Gary Rome Auto Group for 15 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Lemon, because I'm a little sour but everyone loves it!

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Irene Costello
Social Media Manager
(413) 420-8058


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love the people that I work with, but I just love what I do! I always have an excuse to go out and get to know my coworkers and customers. I go to work every day knowing that I will have a creative output for the day!

What is your professional background?
I attended Western New England University where I received my BSBA in Marketing and International Business in 2017. I have about 7 years of customer service experience and 2 years in event planning and coordination prior to coming to Gary Rome Auto Group.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I'd love to know more about astronomy! Stars, constellations and space are very cool to me!!

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Office

Rich Circe
Office Manager
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
It sounds crazy but analyzing accounts is fun! It's kind of like being a detective: it's a mystery trying to figure out where the balance is.

What is your profession background?
I've worked in the automotive business for 35 years. I've been an Office Manager for the past 27 years.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Root beer!

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Renee Charles
Controller
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
The variety of tasks on a daily basis.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the car business for over 30 years working in the offices.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I ride horses. I used to have a horse named Sparky!

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Katelyn Doyle
Administrative Assistant
(860) 253-4753


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with!

What is your professional background?
I have a BA in Early Childhood Education from Westfield State. I came to Gary Rome Kia about 5 years ago, right out of college.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I sing!

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