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Teddy
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Teddy is the sweetest little guy!! If you see him around the dealership feel free to say hi!!

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Dealer Principal

Vadim Makhlis
Owner
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Sales

Mike Wells
Sales Manager
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Jesse
Finance Manager
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CJ Jack
Business Development Manager
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CJ Jack grew up on the Jersey Shore, & joined the Navy after high school stationed In Iceland and onboard the Battleship Iowa BB61. Then moved to London for 2 years. A resident of the area since 1987.

  CJ has been in the automobile business for 26 years and came to work for Monadnock Ford in 2019.

Outside of work CJ is a traveler and foodie, with his family  throughout New England and New York. Loves to hike, bike & golf.

  Active with the Keene Evolutionary Economic Development Group. Ushers for St James Episcopal  Church in Keene.


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Amanda Mills
Sales Consultant
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Amanda has been in the community for over 49 years! She is happily married to Marty for over 37 years. She has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren! She started in the car business in 2013 selling Fords. She was named the Best Car Sales Person in 2018 by the Keene Sentinel! She now works in our finance AND sales department. When she's not at work she enjoys spending time with her family!


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Robert Ekblom
Sales Consultant
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Hi…I'm Robert Ekblom,  part of the Sales Team here at Monadnock Ford since 2017. I started in the retail automotive business in 2011 after a long career in the Educational IT Research & Library industry. Since 1994 my wife Mary Ann and I have called Keene NH home, and have raised our 3 sons - Christopher, Nathan, and James here.  I'm originally from Williamsport PA (home of Little League Baseball), and have been amazed at how many other individuals I have met over the years that have also relocated to this beautiful Monadnock / Connecticut River Valley region. I'm also a Private Pilot and enjoy everything that has to do with aviation and the exploring all that New England has to offer.  It's a lot of fun selling the Ford Product line, from the iconic Mustang to the wide range of SUV's, and our awesome F150 & SuperDuty Trucks. I invite you to stop in sometime for conversation and a cup of coffee with me…any day but Thursday - that's the day I get to spend with my grandaughters 😊


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Randy Filiault
Sales Consultant
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Randy was born and raised in Keene NH. He graduated from Keene High School and attended Keene State College. Randy is a Nuclear Submarine vet and served during the Vietnam and Cold War Eras. He has served on the Keene City counsel for the past 22 years. He's married to Holly Filiault and has one adult son, DR. Shaun M. Filiault. Randy enjoys watching and participating in most sports, being a member of the city counsel and volunteering for the Swampbats baseball team. 

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Stephen Huff
Sales Associate


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Craig Melanson
Sales Consultant
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Hi everyone, my name is Craig and I grew up in the Jaffrey/ Rindge, NH area. I graduated at Conant High School back in 2003! I have always lived right here near Keene, NH. I love the community and the people in it. I spent most of my days in the Rent to Own business at Rent-A-Center / Rentway. After 11 years there I wanted to move on to something different and found car sales. It definitely helps that we have amazing staff and owners  who understand how great our community is, and want to make it better! On my days away from the dealership I spend my time as a loving husband to my wife Tiffany and an awesome Dad to my 3 kids, Logan, Alaina, and Tessa! They are the best! Always doing different sports, basketball, baseball, soccer, cheer, girls on the run, etc. What's not to be happy about! I'm always here to help people I grew up around, friends I meet on the way and future ones to come. I hope everyone is well and can't wait to meet you soon!

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Gabriel Blake
Lot Attendant


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Ninoshkah Padillo-Cordero
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Service

Curtis Green
Service Advisor


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Michele Sawdy
Service Manager
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Michele was born and raised the Monadnock Region. She graduated from Monadnock high school and went on to Keene State for a degree in Business. She's been with Ford for almost 6 years! When she isn't at Ford making sure the service department runs smoothly she is spending time in her new home with her beautiful 2 year old Layla, her husband Billy and her English Bulldog Biggs.

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Joe Wakefield
Shop Foreman


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Graham Fortier
Service Advisor
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Amber Chickering
Service Assistant
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Hi I'm Amber! I live in Keene with my awesome 9 year old daughter, who is my world! I love being outside hiking, fishing and spending time with my family. Christmas is by far my most favorite holiday of the year! 2019 is my first year at Monadnock Ford, but I fit in great and love being here!

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Brett Durfee
Service Tech


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Cameron Eaves
Technician


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Dusten
Technician


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Darren Kelly
Technician


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Jake Lougee
Technician


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Billy Sawdy
Technician


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Parts

Stephen Brake
Parts Manager
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Theresa Koski
Parts Advisor


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Ray Forbes
Parts Advisor


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Gary Landers
Parts Advisor
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Office

Nicole Shanahan
Controller
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Nicole has been in the car industry for 17 Years! She started out as a receptionist/inventory clerk and worked her way up to Controller. Nicole has worked for several Franchises in her career and has experience in both corporate dealership models and single point stores. When not at work she escapes to her camp in Maine to unplug on the weekends with her family. 

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Rita Merrifield
Title Clerk
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Tiffany Melanson
Admin Assistant
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Shuttle - Lot - Reconditioning

Ken Clay
Reconditioning Manager
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New Ownership!  We would love to meet you, please feel free to stop by and say Hi! Ask for Vadim!