Meet Our Staff

  

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

  • Mike Smolich
    President
    541-389-1177

    Mike Smolich has been involved with the family business pretty much his entire life, starting in the wash-bay as a 14 year old. Through the years he has performed pretty much every job in the building, from parts counterman and service advisor under the tutelage of Bob Young, (our past and 45 year employee) and then onto Vehicle Sales, Sales Manager and eventually General Manager.

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  • Katherine Smolich
    Controller
    541-389-1177


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  • Andrew Smolich
    Director of Servivce
    541-389-1177


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  • Mitch Parker
    General Manager
    541-389-1177


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  • John Vierra
    General Sales Manager
    (541) 389-1177

    I'm from Tillamook, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 19+ years. I relocated to Medford Oregon and was invited by a friend to join the industry. I enjoy watching the transformation of people walking in the door with anxiety and leaving with a smile when I assist them in finding their vehicle. After working with a big auto group for 19 years its been a breath of fresh air to work for Smolich Motors.

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  • Scott Warr
    Sales Manager
    (541) 389-1177

    I'm from Ashland, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 35 years. I got involved in the automotive industry because my father owned a dealership and I started out as a lot attendant. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because I get a satisfaction in helping people find the right vehicle for them.

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  • Bud Wilson
    Sales Manager
    (541) 389-1177

    I'm from Los Gatos and have been involved in the automotive industry for 25 years. I got involved in the automotive industry because my father was in the industry. I started as a lot attendant, sales person, finance and finally to Sales Manager in 1997. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors and the auto industry because of the fast pace. 

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  • Charles Dickinson
    Sales Manager
    (541) 389-4256


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  • Steven Brown
    Finance Manager
    (541) 389-4256

    I'm from Bend, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 6 years. I first became involved in the business after a friend recruited me for a sales position. I enjoy working in the automotive industry because I love helping people find the right vehicle for them. On my off time, I enjoy spending time with my family. 

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  • Nick Furnas
    Internet Sales Associate
    (541) 749-1013

    I'm from Tombstone, AZ and have been involved in the automotive industry for 24 years. I got involved in the automotive industry because my brother was managing a Honda dealer and he recruited me for sales. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because I get a satisfaction in helping people purchase a vehicle and building lifetime relationships.

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  • Tim Soucie
    Internet Sales Associate
    (541) 749-1013


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  • Tyler Cruise
    Business Link Sales Associate
    (541) 389-4256


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  • Rodger Hayes
    Sales Associate
    (541) 389-4256


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  • Ryan Shinn
    Sales Associate
    (541) 389-4256


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  • Terri Swope
    Service Advisor
    (541) 389-4755

    I'm from American Canyon, CA and have been involved int he automotive industry for 30+ years. I got involved in the automotive industry because my stepfather started an on-site vehicle service company in 1982. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because I get a satisfaction in helping people feel safe and getting issues  resolved and creating relationships with customers. 

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  • Timmothy LaPlount
    Service Advisor
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Chris Hagen
    Quick Lane Advisor
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Dan Stephenson
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755

    I'm from Albany, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 29 years. I got started in the automotive industry delivering and selling aftermarket parts. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because I get a satisfaction in helping people keep their vehicle in top condition.

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  • Sky Perry
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755

    I'm from Brookings, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 15 years. I first became involved in the business at the age of 19 as a warranty administrator.  I enjoy working in the automotive industry because I get to see all the new technology first hand.  On my off time, I enjoy building custom bikes and watching basketball. 

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  • Derek Newman
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Kenneth Vilhauer
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Dakota Whittington
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Erick Garibay
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755

    I'm from El Monte, CA and have been involved in the automotive industry for 9 years. My father was a big influence in pursuing this career.  I get satisfaction from fixing vehicles and watching them on the road afterwards. On my off time, I enjoy grilling, playing the guitar and spending time with my family. 

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  • Jonathan Blacklock
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Coty Stephenson
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755

    I'm from Albany, OR and I have been involved in the automotive industry for  6 years. I decided to get into the automotive industry by tinkering in the backyard with riding lawn movers. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because there is no repetitiveness.

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  • Ramon Tanori
    Service Technician
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Dakota Baer
    Quick Lane Technician
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Rick Abercrombie
    Quick Lane Technician
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Paul Copeland
    Service Associate
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Fred Kotkins
    Courtesy Shuttle Driver
    (541) 389-4755


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  • Candy Thomas
    Parts Manager
    (541) 550-5302

    I'm from Roseburg, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 45 years. I got involved in the automotive industry because my sister in law was pregnant and the dealer needed someone to replace her. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because every day is different.

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  • Jerry Wallace
    Parts Associate
    (541) 550-5302

    I'm from Bend, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 25 years. I got involved in the automotive industry because of an automotive competition. I have worked several positions at the dealer, but parts is the best fit. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because of the family environment. 

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  • Rudy H. Lobos
    Marketing Manager
    (541) 639-8531


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  • Carl Nokell
    I.T. Director
    541-389-1177 x 8565

    My professional career in Information Technology started in 1999 when I was providing technical support for dial up tech support for a local internet service provider.  I have been through the changes of technology and have continued to grow in my experience and knowledge throughout my professional career.  I am proficient in hardware and networking in being be a system administrator.  I have a wide experience providing maintenance to global companies as well as the small locally owned company's networks. Through owning and running my own IT Company I have seen the cost and benefits of being a business owner.

    For the past 4 and ½ years I have worked as the IT Director at Smolich Motors.  I assist with 113+ employees, a hundred plus workstations, manage multiple software systems, and manage the Shortel phone system that has 110+ phones. A major role in my current position is managing contracts with service providers and consulting companies. Part of managing the contracts is ensuring that both internal and external data is maintained and the data security is upheld.  My ability to successfully perform this job comes from the developed of skills over the last 18 years in the information technology industry.  Some of this experience includes ensuring the development and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgrades; overseeing provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services; keeping current with the latest technologies and determine what new technology solutions and implementations will meet business and system requirements; manage and maintain network workstations, servers and firewall; document the network, hardware, software and configuration; and manage document storage facility. I have worked with a wide variety of companies, such as law firms, pharmaceutical, internet service provider, school district, fast food, banking, and medical offices.

    I have received feedback from other coworkers that I am a hard worker; I take pride in doing a good job. Being a team player, having integrity, and communicating efficiently are among some of my main values.

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  • Crystal O'Connell
    Human Resource Manager
    541-389-1177 x6802

    Crystal has been an employee at Smolich Motors since 2004. She first started working in the Automotive Industry in Michigan back in 2001 as a cashier/receptionist. Since then she has had several dealership roles including Title Clerk, A/R, A/P, Administrative Accounting and Office Manager. When she was asked what she likes most about working at Smolich Motors her reply was: "There are so many positive things to say about Smolich Motors, in which all of them have kept me here for so long. I enjoy the family feel not only from the Smolich family themselves, but from our wonderful loyal customers who have been coming here for years. Smolich is safety oriented, thoroughly involved in the community, and there is room for each employee to grow. They are an all around a honest dealership. I plan on retiring here!" Outside of the dealership she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and Martial Arts. 

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  • Kate Kraft
    Asst. Office Manager
    541-389-1177


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  • Lisa Fleming
    Accounts Payable
    541-389-1177 x 2786


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  • Jessica Malena
    Title Clerk
    (541) 639-8535

    I'm from Reedsport, OR and have been involved in the automotive industry for 2 years. I got involved in the automotive industry because a former co-ed softball teammate recruited me. I enjoy working at Smolich Motors because I get a satisfaction in helping people and every day is different. 

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  • Brittany Whittington
    Administrative Assistant


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