Meet Our Staff


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

  • Chris Borquist
    General Manager
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    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


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  • Jon Lee
    Used Car Manager


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  • William Watchman
    Sales Manager

    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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  • Melanie Prechtl
    Internet Sales Manager


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  • Bob Tewell
    Company Used Car Manager


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  • Abraham Holmes
    Internet Sales


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  • Andrew Weber
    Sales Consultant


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  • Anh Nguyen
    Sales Consultant


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  • Antony Castillo
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant


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  • Beki Parks
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant


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  • Chris Utter
    Sales Consultant


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  • Chung Han
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant

    Chung Han was born in Anchorage, AK. He spent his childhood in Washington before making his way down to Oregon in 2000. Chung enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and his 6-year-old pet American Staffordshire Terrier/Pitbull (Thor). In his free time, he likes to hike, play football, basketball and when winter comes; hitting the slopes on Mt. Hood. Chung has worked in various sales roles for the past 15 years. Although new to the car industry, he looks forward to the opportunity to learn how to help customers find the right vehicle for their lifestyle.

     

    With style,

     

    Chung

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  • Darrow Rupp
    Sales Consultant


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  • Doug Williams
    Sales Consultant


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  • Dylan Edwards
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant


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  • Emily Hartman
    Internet Sales


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  • Geordan Rupp
    Sales Consultant


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  • Jacob Nicholson
    Internet Sales


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  • Jared Remily
    Sales Consultant

    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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  • Jose Damian
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant


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  • Kevin Janders
    Sales Consultant

    Kevin grew up exploring and hiking the trails of Oregon and Washington frequently. His parents would drive him there in a Subaru Outback which they later sold and is still on the road today. 


    Kevin enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, surfing and off roading and is excited to be selling Subaru's in the heart of Portland to like-minded adventurist. Come in and see Kevin Janders today for a relaxed, no-pressure buying experience. 

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  • Larry Murphy
    Sales Consultant

    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
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant

    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
    Sales Consultant


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  • Miriam Juhl
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant

    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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  • Nate Bent
    Sales Cnsultant

    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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  • Richie Rice
    Internet Sales


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  • Robert Hills
    Sales Consultant

    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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  • Ron Moushey
    Sales Consultant

    Ron was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He spent many weekends on a boat with his parents and brother at Lake Mead. As a child, every summer break from school he would go on a month long camping trip with his grandparents and other family members. He was able to see many places that really stuck with him like Zion National Park, Capitol Reef, Grand Canyon, and Tillamook National Forest. It was when he came to Oregon that he truly fell in love with the beautiful Forrests, waterfalls, and rivers of this beautiful place. After 6 years of moving around from coast to coast, he finally returned to what he knew would be home.

     

    Ron grew up in the Outdoors so some of his hobbies are Camping, Fishing, Hiking, and taking some targets up to Browns Camp shooting range. There are few places that he goes without his dogs if he is not working. He has a Dog named Denver (go Broncos!) who is a pit bull and golden retriever mix and another named Gracie who is a collie and rottweiler mix. They love to be around the water just as much as he does. He is an absolute animal lover, even loves the animals that most people try to avoid such as Snakes and lizards. Ron loves that he is able to work for a company that shares many of the same values that he believes in. If you share these same values and want to work with someone that you can trust and will work hard to get you into the Subaru that you have been dreaming about, call in and ask for Ron!

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  • Trinidad Perez
    Sales Consultant


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  • Will Johnson
    Internet Sales and Leasing Consultant

    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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  • 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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  • Jose Damian
    Internet Sales


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  • Ron Lewis
    Finance Manager


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  • Sheila Engles
    Sales Consultant

    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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  • Tyler Kimmett
    Sales Consultant

    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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  • Vine Buckley
    Sales Consultant

    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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  • Jared Remily
    Finance Manager


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  • Kelli McCormick
    Finance 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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  • Mitchel Johnston
    Body Shop


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  • Brandon McMaster
    Parts

    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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  • Charlie Clark
    Service Adviser


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  • Terik Winterbottom
    Service Advisor
    888-718-8299


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  • Beth Caswell
    Reception


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