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MANAGEMENT

DAVID TAYLOR
DEALER PRINCIPLE


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DANIEL GARDNER
GENERAL MANAGER


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JAMEY LADD
GENERAL SALES MANAGER

I have lived in Western Kentucky my whole life and settled here in Marshall County in 2009.  I started in the car business in October of 2003, married my best friend Beverly in 2014 and we have two awesome daughters, Katie and Hannah.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake.

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Finance

JOE JACKSON
FINANCE MANAGER

Joe joined the DTC Benton Team in July 2021 as the Finance Manager.  Prior to that, he spent 24 years on the radio, the last 17 at Bristol Broadcasting, where he served as the news director for 13 radio stations, website's and WestKentuckyStar.com.  Joe is also known for being the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the Graves County Eagles.  Joe is a 1992 graduate of Livingston Central High School and a 1997 graduate of Murray State University.  He and his wife Leigh Ann, live in Possum Trot and have three sons, Peyton, Reece and Grayson.

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Administration

LAYTON DARNALL
Receptionist


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STACI SMITH
OFFICE ASSISTANT


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SALES

JEFF LEVAN
CERTIFIED SALES/INTERNET REPRESENTATIVE

Jeff is lifelong native of right here in Benton and spent 20 plus years in automotive sales, 17 of them right here as a Certified Chrysler Sales Representative.  When Jeff is not here at the dealership you find him fishing, watching football and spending time with his family.  Jeff is very passionate about helping customer with their automotive needs and finding the right car for them.

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TIM POE
CERTIFIED SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Hello, my name is Tim Poe and I grew up in this business that I love!!  I am the son of Freddie Poe that was in this business for 64 years until he passed,  my moms name is Polly Poe and she still lives right here in Benton.  Like my father I bought my first car when I was 14 years old.  I am married to the most beautiful, wonderful wife Jaime Poe, I definitely out married myself!!  I have a son Max that I cherish, and 3 amazing bonus daughters Keagin, Madison and Lakyn.  I have been with the David Taylor organization since September of 2016 and it is a joy to work for D.T. as I call him.  Before that I spent 18 great years with the Kinsey's at Parkway Chrysler.  In my free time you will find me playing golf or spending time with my family. Please contact me for any of your vehicle needs and I will give you the most fun, easiest no hassle purchase experience that you have ever had!!    

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WENDY SWALLS
CERTIFIED SALES REPRESENTATIVE

I joined the David Taylor Chrysler family in 2016 at the Murray location.  Before that I worked at county radio station as a sales representative and a morning show DJ "Windy Waters".  I love selling cars but I also works in the finance department.  My most important job is being a mom to my daughter Skylar who is a senior in High School at Murray High where she is on the cheer squad.  In my free time I like going to the beach, pool, playing golf or just about anything outside.  I am very much a people person and will work hard to get a customer into a car that they want.  Thank you for reading this and be kind to one another.

  

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MATT VALENTINE
Sales Consultant

Matt is 1990 graduate of Heath High School.  After high school he joined the United States Air Force where he became a security forces specialist and was stationed in Tacoma, WA.  After leaving the Air Force he returned to Western Kentucky in 2006 and in 2017 he came to work here in the service department but had the opportunity to move to sales this year.  Matt is married with one daughter and has two bonus daughters.  

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Service

KENNETH SMOTHERS
SERVICE MANAGER


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RON DAVIS
SERVICE ADVISOR


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MEGAN WHITNEY
SERVICE ADVISOR


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PATRICK BEELER
CERTIFIED TECH


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TOMMY STIVERS
SERVICE TECH

Tommy moved to Western Kentucky when he was one year old from Indiana.  He is a 2008 graduate of Marshall County Hight School, where he met his wife Keri.  Tommy and Kerri have three amazing children.  Tommy started in the car business here in  2014 as a porter and moved his way up to being a Certified Chrysler Technician.  On the weekends you can find Tommy spending time with his wife and children.

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MITCHELL SHOLAR
TECHNICIAN

Mitchell was born and raised right here in Benton, Ky.  He is a 2009 graduate of Marshall County High School, after high school Mitchell started doing service work on heavy equipment and in June of 2020 he joined the DTC Benton family as a technician.  He has a 7 year old son named Kayson, he is his number one sidekick.  In his free time you will find Mitchell at the lake riding jet ski's, playing sports and video games with Kayson or just sitting on the porch with good cup of coffee.  Mitchell says the best tool to have is your ears, because if you listen you can always learn something.

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THOMAS OWEN
SERVICE TECH


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Parts

JAMIE PARKER
PARTS MANAGER


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LONNIE LITCHFIELD
PARTS ADVISOR


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