Meet Our Staff


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Sales

Beth Caswell
Receptionist
(503) 232-2000


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Abraham Holmes
Subaru Product Specialist


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Anh Nguyen
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1432


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Antony Castillo
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1429


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Beki Parks
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1436


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Chris Utter
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1439


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Dexter Mullan
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1442


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Fredy Segundo
Subaru Product Specialist


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Geordan Rupp
Sales Consultant
(503) 736-1441


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Gurme
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1435


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Gregory Shafton
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1462


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Hannah Mills
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1463


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Jacob Nicholson
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1431


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Jonathan Kendig
Trade-Up Advantage
(503) 736-1450


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Jose Damian
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1455


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Julia Long
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1452


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Larry Murphy
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1448

Larry, was born in Boston and raised in the Suburbs in a town called Braintree. He went off to college in upstate New York, in Troy overlooking the Hudson River, a student of engineering and philosophy. A few years later I moved to Huntington Beach, to live the So Cal lifestyle.


Moved to Portland Oregon about 30 years ago when Portland was a smaller city, been here ever since enjoying what the NW has to offer good wines, beer and scenic hikes.


Would enjoy helping you find the perfect vehicle for your exact needs and lifestyle.

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Lee Stearns
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1438

Hey ya'll!

 

My name is Lee, a fairly recent transplant to Portland. I moved here from Virginia Beach where I managed a band, did event promotion, and owned a recording studio. I even met and worked with some nationally touring acts! Most recently, before I started in automotive consulting I was a territory manager for a firm that promoted products in big-box wholesale stores.

 

Originally from a sleepy town in Georgia, I've been in sales and consulting since high school (often compared by peers to "Hustler Kid" from the cartoon Recess).I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing and a Master's of Arts in Human Resources. I enjoy working with people to achieve a goal, and taking the intimidation out of the purchase experience. It's not the "car business" it is the "people business" and I apply this approach with every client. Check out my Google and Yelp reviews on the Subaru of Portland pages! Its easy to tell how much enjoyment I get from working here. A smiling client is a great feeling, a referral client is the best feeling in the world!

 

When not in the office I am on a never ending quest to find the world's best chicken wings (send me suggestions!), love going to music festivals, or reading with a gin and tonic at arm's length.


Come down to Subaru of Portland and I guarantee you the Lee's Love promise!

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Michael Earl
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1444


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Miriam Juhl
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1439

Hailing from sunny southern Arizona, Miriam Juhl is the mother of three incredible teens. She has recently returned to Portland, her place of birth. As an outdoor enthusiast, she is most excited to discover what adventures her new environment has to offer. With a genuine enthusiasm for life, Miriam is a self-proclaimed silver linings specialist. That is, she always looks on the bright side of things and fosters the same in those around her. She is passionate about giving back to her community and demonstrates this through her volunteerism. She is committed to making a positive difference in the world, one interaction at a time. 

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Nicholar Oquendo
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1443


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Robert Hills
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1445

Robert Hills was born and raised in Willamina Oregon.  He is married, has three children and enjoys bike riding, good movies and traveling with his family.  Robert has been selling cars for over 17 years and loves his job.  Matching his customer with exactly the vehicle they are looking for is the favorite part of his job.

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Sheila Engles
Trade Up Advantage
(503) 736-1447

Originally from a tiny village in Western Germany, Sheila came to the United States as a young girl and settled in Portland with her father, a US Army veteran and her mother. Sheila is now the proud mother of a multi-talented daughter of her own. Sheila has come "full circle" here at Subaru of Portland, having bought her first brand-new Subaru right here nearly 30 years ago. Her daughter, Rachel, now following in Sheila's footsteps, also bought her first new Subaru here a couple of years ago, joining the Subaru of Portland family. A unique Subaru trait Sheila is especially impressed within the Subaru fleet is the construction of the new Outback. They are actually designed to mimic the bottom of a hiking boot! Perfect for her interests as a skier and hiker. As the Trade Up Advantage Specialist, Sheila is truly proud to "Share The Love" with customers, family and friends, and to work with such an enthusiastic and talented team here at Subaru of Portland! 

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Trinidad Perez
Subaru Product Specialist


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Tyler Kimmett
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1446

In Northern Colorado born and raised. On the corn fields is where I spent most of my days. Hanging out, maxing, relaxing all cool, I was husking some corn out past my school. When a couple of guys, they were revving up good, started racing Subies in my neighborhood. I went on one little race and my mom got scared and said "You better go off to college or to a job fair."

 

I packed all I had in my 96 SVX and drove out to Oregon to see what would come next. 4 years of college and a bachelor's degree, a career in the medical field was who I was to be. Another 4 years down the line and you know I wasn't happy, I thought to myself " let's make a change and make it snappy". 

 

I looked back to when I was just a kid in a corn field and realized my love for Subaru never yielded. Top of the line product at fair market price, I'm a salesman now just bursting with life.  Come down and meet me at Subaru of Portland, I'll show you performance, safety, and value that you can really feel. From Outbacks and Crosstreks to a WRX and the new Ascent, if a Subaru is what you want then let's make a deal! 

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Will Johnson
Subaru Product Specialist
(503) 736-1427

Will Johnson is a Portland native and a Subaru outdoor enthusiast. He has been selling Subarus in Portland for over 5 years now. He attended high school in Lake Oswego and majored in Communication at Oregon State University in 2010. Will has owned 3 Subarus in the past 15 years and specifically likes the Outbacks and Legacy models. He would love to help you find the right vehicle for your needs!

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Management

Chris Borquist
General Manager
(503) 736-1401

Chris was born and raised here; a true Portland native.  He attended Alameda Grade School, just a few blocks from Subaru of Portland on Fremont Street.  Chris lives and breathes the Subaru lifestyle; avid snow skier and pet lover.  Never a dull moment at his farm, between Oregon City and Mulino, thanks to the dogs, goats, and cats.  His wife Traci is a master candle crafter, selling her work during the holidays at Christmas in the Garden in Silverton. Chris has been at the same location with Subaru for 17 years.  As General Manager of Subaru of Portland his office door is always open to any customer or employee

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Mitch Tandeske
General Sales Manager
(503) 736-1425


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Jon Lee
Pre-Owned Vehicle Manager
(503) 736-1418


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William Watchman
Sales Manager
(503) 736-1421

Will Watchman was born in Hoboken, NJ. After moving all over the country in his early life, he landed at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR and has been in the Portland area ever since. Will has worked for 3 different dealerships in his almost 10 years in the auto industry, all for the Obrien Auto Group. When Will isn't at Subaru you would find him golfing (regular and disc golf), snowboarding, or watching the Trailblazers compete for Championship number 2. 

 

Vehicles Owned: 2019 Subaru Outback and 2019 4Runner

 

Favorite Food: Anything Italian

 

Favorite Sports Teams: Trailblazers, New York Jets, San Francisco Giants

 

Favorite Oregon Destination: Bandon Dunes

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Natan Bent III
Sales Manager
(503) 736-1420

Born Charles Nathan Kahealohaulaokalani Bent III in Anchorage Alaska, raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Nate has lived in the Great Pacific North West since 1992. He would graduate Sandy Union High School in 1995 after his family relocated from California to Welches Oregon. Now the proud father of two beautiful daughters born in Portland, Aria Grace and Tavia Rose, he tends to his small farm in Camas Washington with his wife Lora, a biology instructor for Portland Community College and Clark community College. 


Along with Lora and the girls they also run a wholesale flower business from the 5 acre farm. Nate joined the Sales management team at Subaru of Portland in January of 2019 but has had a long career in the auto industry beginning in 2001.

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Ted Schreiber
Sales Manager
(503) 736-1430


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Melanie Prechtl
Internet Sales Manager
(503) 736-1419


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Bob Tewell
Auction Manager


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Brenden Fitzgerald
Accessory Manager

Brendan grew up in Davis, California a swimmer, water polo player, and life-long seeker of challenges and thrills. Two weeks after turning 17, he graduated from high school, moving to Long Beach, CA to play water polo for the US Olympic coach. During college he worked for the Long Beach Fire Department as an ocean lifeguard while earning his degree in nutrition & dietetics, a field of study chosen solely because of its relationship to athletic performance. A few months after graduation and his seventh year with Long Beach Fire, his life trajectory deviated abruptly and unexpectedly - he learned he could fly. Not very well, and not for very long, but he did it. Moments later, that very brief flight ended face-first into the freeway where he was reunited with both halves of his motorcycle. After a lengthy recovery, he became a financial advisor, spending a few years in Sacramento before moving to Portland with his (now) wife, Avelyn Ashe. With a desire to work in a field more closely tied to his interests, he made his way to Subaru of Portland, where he now resides. 

Hobbies and interests include motorsport, building computers, surprising and embarrassing his wife, and, apparently, writing about himself in the third person.

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Finance

Jay Serhan
Finance Manager
(503) 736-1416


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Justin Snodgrass
Finance Manager
(503) 736-1415


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Jared Remily
Finance Manager
(503) 736-1417

I've worked for Subaru for over 17 years and I truly love helping people with their purchase and finance experience!

 

Outside of work I'm recently engaged... Yay! Our family consists of a dog and a cat so far. Our dog is an Australian Labradoodle (Ignotus Peverell) and our cat is a Siberian (Luna Lovegood) Yes we are huge Harry Potter fans!

 

I come from a family of 5 kids, of which I am the youngest. We currently live, and have lived in Portland for almost 40 years.

 

I'm a fanatical Green Bay Packers fan and I absolutely LOVE the Portland food scene.

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Ron Lewis
Finance Manager
(503) 736-1410


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Vince Buckley
Finance Manager
(503) 736-1414

Born and raised in LA.  Did the '90's equivalent of running away with the circus... dropped out of school and went on tour with a band.


Went back to college; graduated with Honors from UC Berkeley.  Got Married.  Had a kid (she's rad).  Got into the Car Biz.  Life is good.

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Service

Chuck Hanscom
Service Advisor

Chuck Hanscom started selling Subarus here in 2004.  Prior to selling Subarus he sold tractor parts for John Deere in Clackamas Oregon.  Chuck moved from Vegas to Oregon in 1965 and graduated from David Douglas High School in 1978.  He is an avid fisherman and favors fishing in his Celebrity fish/ski boat on the Columbia.  Chuck asked Laura to marry him and she agreed in 1979, and they are still together today.  Mattherw Chuck and Laura's only child, lives in Oregon City and just like his dad has a love for cars.  Chuck's favorite part of working at Subaru of Portland is the opportunity to turn customers into friends.  Stop by today and say hello, to your new best friend in the car business, Chuck Hanscom.

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Charlie Clark
Service Adviser


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Terik Winterbottom
General Sales Manager of Service
888-718-8299


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Body Shop

Mitchel Johnston
Collision Center Estimator


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Parts

Brandon McMaster
Assistant Parts Department Manager

Brandon has been in the Parts profession for over 18 years (over 10 of those with Wentworth).  He is married with 2 kids (17 year old and 5 year old).


Brandon enjoys camping, ride quads and being with his family.

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