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Meet Our Staff

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  • Mike Thelen
    General Manager
    Mike Thelen
    989.922.7249

    Mike Thelen has the automotive DNA in his blood. Mike has been involved in the car business from an early age and worked to learn every aspect of the dealership. In his spare time, you'll find Mike volunteering at Holy Trinity Church in Bay City, serving as a Chamber Member, and running the annual Cool City Car Show for the American Cancer Society. Mike and his wife Sheryl have three beautiful children that keep them busy.  He loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting.

  • Ken Chambers
    New Car Sales Manager
    Ken Chambers
    989.922.7252

    Ken is from the Metro Detroit area and has been working in the auto industry for 30 years. He graduated from Birmingham Groves High School in 1981 and attended GMI in Flint, MI. Ken has worked in all aspects of the automotive business at both the dealership retail and factory wholesale levels. Ken joined the Thelen team in 2006 as the Sales Manager. Ken is a 6 year Chrysler Master Certified Sales Manager. He is married and has 6 beautiful children. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family in northern Michigan snowmobiling and riding motorcycles.

  • Terry Emery
    Used Car Sales Manager
    Terry Emery
    989.922.7250

    Terry Emery has been with the Thelen team for over ten years. He has many years in the automotive industry. Terry is the used car sales manager at Thelen. He has a passion for most sports and he really enjoys hockey and golf. You can also find him on the ice as a referee as well. Terry is an avid supporter of the Saginaw Spirit Hockey team.

  • Paul Foco
    Business Manager
    Paul Foco
    989.922.7273

    Paul is a family man who loves relaxing with his wife and sons. He also enjoys hunting, sports, and boating.

  • Scott Parker
    Commercial Sales Manager
    Scott Parker
    989.922.7251

    Scott is a life long resident of Bay City and graduated from John Glenn High School in 1993. From there Scott joined the United States Marine Corps. He served four years in the Persian Gulf and became a sergeant. Scott has been selling cars in Bay City for 7 years and joined Thelen in 2005. He is a certified Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram sales specialist. You kind find him involved in the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and currently working in the BusinessLink department. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his two German Shepherds, snowmobiling and other outdoor activities.

  • Kristen Valliere
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    Kristen Valliere
    989.922.7257

    Kristen grew up in Mid-Michigan and graduated from Nouvel Catholic Central High School in 1993. He then went on to attend SVSU. He has been selling cars for 12 years and joined Thelen in 1998. Kristen has five children. He is heavily involved in the Bay County 4-H Club and enjoys helping his kids compete in showing their sheep. A proud dad with his chidren attaining trophies 2 years in a row for their sheep. He is also active in youth league sports in and around the Bay City area with his children. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and other outdoor activities.

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  • Jamie Chambers
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    Jamie Chambers
    989.922.7275

    Jamie is a very energetic sales consultant, and is passionate about helping her customers find the perfect vehicle. She loves to spoil her two dogs and her nieces and nephews. Jamie also goes by the nickname "Cookie"!

  • Travis Fletcher
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    Travis Fletcher
    989.922.7253


  • Derek Thomas
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    Derek Thomas
    989.922.7259

    Derek was born and raised in West Branch, MI.  He enjoys sports and spending time in the great outdoors.

  • Ann Slaven
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    Ann Slaven
    989.922.7255

    In her spare time, Ann enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters.  She also loves to cook, read, and travel.

  • Kevin Little
    Sales & Leasing Specialist

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    989-922-7258


  • Joe Willey
    Service Director
    Joe Willey
    989.686.7100

    Joe has been on staff at Thelen for close to 30 years. He has two children and one grandchild who are his pride and joy. Joe loves to hunt in his spare time.

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  • Don Moser
    Service Manager
    Don Moser
    989.922.7242

    Don has been with Thelen for 30 years. His hobbies include boating and snowmobiling.

  • Ben Weirauch
    Service Advisor
    Ben Weirauch
    989.922.7273

    Ben is a Saginaw native who has been with us for 3 years. In his spare time, he enjoys waterfowl and deer hunting, bass fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He has one daughter and is an active member of the Bay County Home Builders Association.

  • Stan Baker
    Parts Manager
    Stan Baker
    989.922.7254

    Stan is a big fan of the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. He has been part of the Thelen team for 8 years.

  • Keith Tarkowski
    Parts Associate
    Keith Tarkowski
    989.922.7247

    Keith has been with Thelen for over 5 years.

  • Maria Olivarez
    Body Shop Manager
    Maria Olivarez
    989.922.7272


  • Tyler Braley
    Body Shop
    Tyler Braley
    989.922.7271


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  • Cindy Willard
    Office Manager
    Cindy Willard
    989.922.7274


  • Krystal Rubis
    Deal Clerk
    Krystal Rubis
    989.922.7265


  • Angela Gilson
    Internet Sales Manager
    Angela Gilson
    989.922.5501

    Angela is a third generation Thelen who has been working in the family business since 2008. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the NADA Dealer Academy. In her free time, Angela especially enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and son.

  • Jaime Lopez
    Internet Department
    Jaime Lopez
    989.922.5503

    Jaime has been an employee at Thelen Auto Group for 10 years. She is a graduate of Delta College and enjoys playing sports, especially softball. Jaime also has quite a few nieces and nephews who keep her busy and a sweet little pug named Gus who is her best buddy.

  • Cory Atkinson
    Internet Department
    Cory Atkinson
    989-922-5502

    Cory loves spending her free time with her family, especially her younger brother. She also enjoys playing video games, reading, and cooking. Cory is glad to work at Thelen, because her customers and fellow employees are so friendly and she learns something new every day!