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  • Otis Soohey
    General Manager

    Otis is a car guy! Before he began working in the automotive industry he owned over 40 vehicles! He says he was destined for the car business.

    Otis spent part of his childhood in Mississippi where his father was stationed on an Air Force base there. They eventually moved to Belfast, Maine, where Otis attended and graduated from Belfast High School. He attended Husson College and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and that is also where he met his wife, Lori. They have been married for 34 years and have raised two daughters.

    He has been serving Darling's Bangor Ford customers for 23 years. Otis is passionate about his commitment to provide his clients with the highest level of customer care possible. Because of this commitment he and his team have been awarded the Ford President's Award for the last four consecutive years. This is the highest award any Ford dealer can achieve.

    In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, whether it's boating, fishing, snowmobiling or attending a school sporting event to support a family member, he loves having them all together whenever possible.

    Did we mention he's a die-hard Steelers fan? But don't hold that against him - Otis wants everyone who comes to his dealership to feel welcomed and to have the best experience possible!

  • Kerry Galeaz
    General Sales Manager

    Kerry has been with Darlings for 23 years. Over the years he has had the opportunity to work in all the Darling's sales locations. He is currently the General Sales Manager at Darlings Ford, VW, Audi.

    Prior to Darlings, he was a commercial airline pilot for Northeast Express in Bangor, served in the U.S Army, and is a graduate of S.I.U in Carbondale, IL.

    He lives in Lamoine with his wife Patty. They have twin boys Alexander and Zachary who have recently graduated from MDI H.S.  Alexander is working at Attitash ski resort in New Hampshire enjoying a gap year and Zachary is attending Northeastern University in Boston.

     Kerry is an avid skier, kayaker, and an anything outdoors kinda guy. 

  • Ryan Pelkey
    Sales Manager

    Ryan is from Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School where he loved playing football for the Rams. He attended Husson College.

    Ryan enjoys working with people. His love for customer service flourished in the restaurant business when he lived in Florida. He began his career in the sales department at an automotive business when he moved back to Maine. After several years an opportunity became available at Darling's. We are happy to say Ryan accepted the F&I position and was promoted to sales manager soon thereafter. Ryan loves being part of the Darling's team and always provides our clients with the best experience possible.

    In his free time Ryan and his family like taking their boat out to area lakes, they love to travel, and Ryan enjoys his annual fishing trip up north with family and friends. He and his family also volunteer with the MaineLyme education/prevention organization and community events.

    Ryan lives in Brewer with his wife and their two children.

  • Jessica Bouchard
    Fleet Sales Representative

    Darling's Fleet Sales Department works closely with city and town municipalities to provide them with reliable and economic transportation and service vehicles. Jessica is instrumental in guiding them through all of the paperwork necessary to complete this process.

    Jessica grew up in Medway and graduated from Schenck High School in Millinocket. She then attended University of Maine/Orono.

    She has been at Darling's for fifteen years. Jessica began as the Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Fleet Sales Representative two years ago.

    Jessica enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their sons.

  • Peter Bradshaw
    Sales Representative

    Peter grew up Pittsfield and graduated from MCI where his father was the Chairman of the History Department. He then graduated from University of Maine/Augusta with a degree in music.

    He has been taking care of his clients at Darling's for three years and has enjoyed being in the customer service/hospitality business for many years. He enjoys helping people and once lived in the Caribbean for a year to help rebuild the island after hurricane Hugo.

    When he is at home he enjoys spending time with his family, playing or teaching the drums and tending to his bee hives. At one time Peter played drums professionally with a local band.

    Peter lives locally and has three adult children and a cat named Crookshank.

  • Kelly Breingan
    Administrative Assistant

    This dealership is always in motion and Kelly is excellent at making sure it all flows seamlessly!

    Kelly has always lived in Maine and has been with Darling's for three years. She enjoys interacting with our clients and likes to volunteer when Darling's is supporting a community event.

    She lives locally and loves to support the Bangor Humane Society!

  • Adam Burke
    Sales Representative

    Adam was born in Maine and graduated from Brewer High School. He has always loved cars and has been involved in the automotive trade since high school. Adam's first automotive experiences were working on cars with his dad at a local 2-bay service station owned by his family.

    After graduation Adam went on to work in automotive sales and then became a sales manager. During that time he also gained experience in the marketing field. His love of automobiles and working with people are what makes Adam such a wonderful representative for Darling's and for our clients.

    On his days off he loves spending time with his family. Adam also likes golfing, hiking, going to the beach, and all of the outdoor activities Maine has to offer!

  • Craig Cattelle
    Sales Representative

    Craig is from California and graduated from Lincoln Country High School in Eureka, Montana. After graduation his first job was as a ranch hand. He then went into the hospitality industry working in the front office at a local Marriott Hotel. For 25 years Craig was owner/president of Scionics providing high end audio/video services to film studios and tech companies.

    His extensive experience in these customer service based industries makes Craig an excellent fit for our sales team and for his clients.

    Craig lives in Bangor and in his free time he enjoys going to concerts, hiking, socializing with his friends, and spending time with his dad.

  • Gina Gagnon
    BDC Customer Representative

    Gina is from Madawaska and attended Madawaska High School. She also attended classes for CNA and Med-Tech certifications.

    She has worked in the automotive industry for several years and we are pleased that she chose to bring her customer service experience and talent to our clients.

    Gina enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with her family.

  • Chris Hart
    Sales Representative

    Chris was raised in Bangor, attended Bangor schools, and graduated from University of Maine/Orono.

    He has always enjoyed working with people and providing them with excellent service. Chris managed the front of the house at a local restaurant before coming to Darling's. Chris is friends with a few Darling's employees who encouraged him to apply for a job here. He is a perfect fit for our team! He works hard to be sure his clients are always well taken care of and sees to it that they are completely happy when they leave our dealership!

    Chris enjoys golfing and hiking with his new German Shepherd puppy Cali!

  • Jake Knight
    Finance & Insurance

    Having graduated from Bucksport High School, Home of the Golden Bucks, Jake went on to achieve a BA in marketing from the University of Maine at Orono.

    Jake worked in the lawn care business while attending UMO he continued part-time even after taking on a full time job at Northeast Cardiology. How did Jake come to work at Darling's? One of Jake's clients in the lawn care business was Ron Russell (our now retired Director of Bangor Operations). It seems Ron is a common thread amongst many of Darling's employees. Having the opportunity to get to know Jake, Ron suggested he apply for a sales position at Darling's. We are happy to have Jake on our team! He says he loves the car business and enjoys the people he works with.

    Jake loves spending time with his family and enjoys fishing, golfing, and plays on a local softball team. He lives with his family in Bucksport.

  • Alan Macaulay
    Sales Representative

    Alan is from Eddington and graduated from Brewer High School. He was employed by Brewer Auto Components for 14 years working with manufacturers on quality issues and later became the Assistant Manufacturer Manager.

    While he enjoyed working with his team there he decided he needed a career change. We are fortunate Alan chose Darling's! We appreciate the extensive automotive and customer service experience he brings with him. He has been with Darling's for 13 years.

    Alan takes pride in making sure his clients have the best car buying experience possible. He especially enjoys it when he is able to provide a great experience to someone whose previous purchase experience did not meet their expectation.

    Alan resides with his wife, daughter, and their Labrador Retriever, Ford. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.

  • Dan Maldonado
    Finance & Insurance

    Dan graduated from Monty Tech in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the Army after high school. When his military service ended he lived he decided to stay in Nashville, Tennessee, to work in construction and helped to build the Prichard Plaza - an 18 story skyscraper! When he moved back home he joined the reserves and got married.

    He and his wife eventually moved to Ellsworth, Maine, where he began his career in the automotive business. Dan loves working for Darling's and he loves his job. You don't hear it very often but Dan says he loves paperwork! His happiest moments in his job are when he is able to help people get the financing they need for the vehicle they want - especially when they didn't think they would qualify.

    Dan enjoys spending time with his family, going to church, and attending as many Red Sox games as possible. He resides in Levant.

  • Mario Panaro
    Sales Representative

    Mario enjoys working with his clients and is a true people person. He likes helping his customers and wants to make it easy for them to navigate the car buying process.

    He graduated from Ellsworth High School and worked in the precious metals industry for several years before making a career change. We are happy to say that career change brought Mario to Darling's and he has been with us for three years.

    When he has time off he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Mario enjoys hiking, sports and cooking for his family.

  • Tim Seymour
    Fleet Sales Manager

    Tim graduated from Brewer High School then attended Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, earning an Associate's Degree in both Automotive Aftermarket Field and Automotive Service Manager programs. He then completed his degree at Husson College.

    His unique background in automotive parts and sales began when he was very young. Tim's dad, Yogi, is retired from a former Darling's company, Parts Wholesalers. Tim traveled the state with his dad visiting all of our parts stores and sometimes helping out. He was destined to work in the automotive trade! We are pleased to have someone as experienced as Tim on our team as our Fleet Sales Manager. If you are a business owner and are in need of a vehicle he can definitely help find the one that best suits your needs.

    Tim loves spending time with his family and is a Cub Scout leader. He and his family are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy being active.

    He currently resides in Dedham with his wife and three children.

  • Rick Souther
    Sales Representative

    Rick is originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts and he graduated from Newburyport High School. From there he joined the Navy and was enlisted for six years.

    He moved to Hampden in 1998 and has been providing great service to his clients at Darling's since 1999!

    Rick has two adult daughters and resides with his wife and two cats. He enjoys gardening and landscaping. Rick also loves history and reading - especially when there's a nice fire going in the woodstove!

  • Ethan Spelios
    Vehicle Sales Representative

    Ethan is a graduate of Foxcroft Academy and attended USM in Portland. While in Portland he bartended for a popular establishment and worked in the lumber industry as well before moving back to Bangor and becoming an automotive salesperson at Darling's Ford VW Audi. This career is a natural fit for Ethan whose family has a background in the automotive sales industry.

    One of the reasons he wanted to work for Darling's is because of our reputation. Our ranking as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Maine was especially important to Ethan. He says Darling's Ford has a great team, a cool vibe, and he enjoys being a part of it!  

    Ethan and his family live in Bangor. They love spending time together! They also like to ski, visit the coast, and enjoy barbecuing every chance they get!

  • Kris Sproul
    BDC Customer Representative

    Kris had purchased two vehicles from Darling's and she knew how well respected the company was so when she saw a job posted for a BDC position she applied. Kris has been with Darling's for three years. She enjoys talking with people and helping them find the best vehicle and the best salesperson for them to work with.

    Kris is from Down East Maine where she graduated from Narraguagus high school. She then attended University of Maine/Orono.  She lives locally with her four cats and enjoys going to concerts, plays, traveling, and being with her friends.

  • Selden Wheeler
    Service Director

    Selden graduated from Charleston Christian Academy. His desire to enter the work force directly after high school brought him to Darling's where his career began and continues today.

     He began as a full time express lube tech where he was able to hone his automotive skills on the job. Selden's desire to improve his skills gained him a promotion to a general line technician. His hard work and continued dedication to learning brought Selden another promotion where he became a transmission technician.

    After 24 years as a technician for Darling's Ford VW Audi he decided he would like to become more involved in the day-to-day business of the service department. Beginning as a service writer it wasn't long before Selden was promoted to a team leader position and then to service manager.  In this position Darling's wanted him to gain experience at all locations so he worked in this capacity at the Ellsworth location as well as both Bangor locations. Selden has brought all of his automotive and management experience to Darling's Ford VW Audi and Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and now oversees both service departments as the Service Director of Bangor Operations.

    His interests include farming (he has fainting goats!), mountain biking, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Selden lives with his family in Orrington.

  • Eric Achorn
    Team Service Manager

    Eric is from Bangor and is a Hampden Academy graduate. Eric's family owns a lawn and garden business and he understands the value of hard work and dedication. His service experience background comes from working in the automotive dealership industry. When a team service manager position became available at Darling's Ford VW Audi one of our long-time employees encouraged Eric to apply. We are happy he did! He loves working with our technicians and works hard to make sure every customer is satisfied with their service.

    Eric lives with his wife and three children and they love spending time together. They especially love spending time at their camp.

  • Jen Falvey
    Team Service Manager

    Having attended and graduating from Brewer High School Jen earned an associate's degree as a veterinarian technician. She began her career at the Emergency Vet Clinic in Brewer.

    Looking for better hours and benefits Jen started a new job in the auto parts industry where she worked for 15 years. When an opening became available at Darling's our parts manager encouraged her to apply. Jen is now providing an exceptional level of care to our service customers at Darling's Ford VW Audi. She enjoys the team aspect at Darling's.

    Jen loves spending time at home and with her family. She and her husband live in Bangor.

  • Kelsey Keith
    Service Cashier

    Kelsey has been working for Darling's since she was in high school. She is from Hermon and graduated from Hermon High School.

    She began working part time until after graduation and now works full time in our service department. Kelsey is working hard on her degree at Husson College and continues to provide excellent support to our service team and top-notch service to our customers.

    Kelsey loves spending time with family and friends. She also loves going to as many concerts as she can fit into her busy schedule.

  • Logan Larabee
    Team Service Manager

    Logan graduated from Hampden Academy and was accepted into the business program at Husson College. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business.

    While attending Husson College Logan began working part time at Darling's in the reconditioning department. He continued to work at Darling's after graduation. Logan then moved into a full time position as a team service assistant at the Honda Nissan Volvo store. After a few years a job opening for a service writer became available at the Ford VW Audi store. Logan applied and is happy to now be serving Darling's customers at this location.

    Logan loves soccer! He played for Husson during his college years and continues to enjoy the sport as part of a local team. Other interests he enjoys are traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with his girlfriend and his family. Logan especially enjoys relaxing at his new home which is located on the water.

  • Nate Martin
    Reconditioning Manager

  • John Storen
    Team Service Manager

    John has been working at Darling's Ford VW Audi since he graduated from Nokomis High School. He began in the service department as a vehicle porter in the service drive-thru. From there he moved into a full time position in the reconditioning department and was then promoted to his current job as a service writer. Having come up through the ranks John has an appreciation for all aspects of the customer experience.

    He was great rapport with his customers and likes the family atmosphere at Darling's. John has been serving our customers since 2000.

    John currently resides in Carmel. He enjoys going to the gym and riding his motorcycle.

  • Liz Wooster
    Team Service Manager

    Liz has been involved in the automotive business since graduating from Hampden Academy. She has been assisting our service customers for over 24 years! Liz says one of the reasons for her tenure with Darling's is because they are good people to work for and they care about their employees.

    With all of the experience and expertise Liz has to offer we know our customers are receiving the best service possible. Thank you Liz!

    She currently resides in Winterport with her family and enjoys her grandchildren, being outdoors, and going to camp.

  • Andy Fowler
    Parts Manager

    Andy was born in Orrington and graduated from Brewer High School. His job path began at Wayne Gray Wood Products before moving on to Darling's Rec Division where he moved into a parts counter position. From there he went to the parts counter at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and soon after became the parts manager for that store. In 1998 Andy became the parts manager at Darling's Ford VW Audi where he and his team have become known throughout the state for their excellent customer service.

    Andy and his wife love spending time at their camp, riding their motorcycles, snowmobiling, and riding their ATVs. They currently reside in Dover-Foxcroft.

  • Kelly Conroy
    Parts Counterperson

    Kelly grew up in Maine and graduated from Old Town High School.

    She has always been in the automotive parts business and has worked in dealerships over the past few years before coming to work at Darling's Ford VW Audi. She loves the people she works with and enjoys working for a company that cares about its employees. We appreciate all of the knowledge Kelly's brings to our team!

    Kelly enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. She loves being at her camp as much as possible. Kelly also enjoys spinning yarn from the wool of her Angora rabbits. She is definitely an expert and knits beautiful items from the yarn she spins.

  • Robert Evenson
    Parts Counterperson

    Robert's family was stationed on an Air Force base in Bellevue, Nebraska. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He then attended Silicon Valley College and graduated with a degree in Network Systems Administration.

    Following his father's footsteps Robert joined the Air Force and was enlisted for seven years. Robert's career path has always involved technology and after his stint in the Air Force he became an assistant automotive parts manager. Robert and his wife were living in Tucson when they decided to move back to his wife's home state of Maine. We are happy to have Robert on our team and appreciate the level of expertise he brings to his customers.

    Robert and his family love living in Maine and enjoy the changing of the seasons. They also enjoy all of the outdoor activities each season brings!

  • James Gilmore
    Parts Counter Person

    James is a Hampden Academy graduate and attended Husson University.

    He began his career at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo in the recon department and then moved into an express technician when he worked for a year before becoming the service porter at Darling's Ford VW Audi. After a year and a half of transporting our service customer's vehicle with the utmost care James applied for the parts counter/warranty job when it became available. He has now been a part of that team for 6 months. James loves his team and says working for Darling's by far the best company he has worked for.

    James enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He currently resides in Hampden.

  • Eric Grant
    Parts Counterperson

    Eric grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and graduated from Foxcroft Academy. He attended EMVTI and graduated as a technician.

    While attending EMVTI Eric worked part time at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. After graduation he began working in the automotive parts industry and has been serving the customers of Darling's Ford VW Audi since 1999. Eric loves working on the counter and helping people find the exact part they need to repair or accessorize their vehicle. We appreciate all of the experience Eric brings to our store.

    Eric is married with two adult children and has two grandsons. He and his wife live in Bradford and they enjoy traveling, camping, ATVing, and spending time with their family.

  • Rodney Hanson
    Parts Counter Person

    Rodney is a graduate of Mt. Abram High School and has an associate's degree from the automotive program at Central Maine Technical College.

    After 30 years as a technician Rodney was ready for a change. His friend, Jeff Monk (who is also a Darling's employee), encouraged him to apply for a job in the parts department at Darling's Ford VW Audi. Rodney has been part of this growing department now for 3 years. He says he is treated very well and that Andy is the best boss he has ever had. He loves all that Darling's does for its employees and in the community.

    In his time off Rodney enjoys woodcrafts and spending time with his family. He often volunteers to help his daughter's Girl Scout Troop and enjoyed helping his son achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He lives in Brewer with his family, one horse and their dog.

  • Wyatt Holland
    Parts Counterperson

    Born in Bar Harbor, Wyatt's family later moved to Hermon where he graduated from Hermon High School. Wyatt gained his work ethic by working on local farm during his high school and college years. His work in the automotive field began as a heavy duty truck mechanic and moved on to become a vehicle technician at a local auto dealer.

    His long-time friend was at that time the parts manager at Darling's Ford and he reached out to Wyatt when a position became available. That's how it all began! Wyatt has been serving our customers for 18 years. Wyatt says he is happy to come to work every day and we couldn't happier to have him. We know he will give our customers the best service possible!

    In his spare time Wyatt enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle, and sometimes just relaxing at home. He resides with his wife in Glenburn.

  • Brandon Mortenson
    Parts Counterperson

    Brandon was born in New Hampshire and grew up in North Berwick, Maine. He graduated from Noble High School and attended Eastern Maine Community College.

    He has been a long time employee of Darling's where he began working in our vehicle reconditioning department. Brandon's efforts were quickly recognized and he was promoted to parts counterperson. He enjoys helping people and always welcomes the challenge of finding that special accessory or part his customer has been searching for. Brandon is proud to work for Darling's and appreciates the company's efforts to support the community.

    Brandon enjoys riding his motorcycle in the summer and while he enjoys getting together with his friends he mostly likes to hibernate in the winter.

  • Aarron Mower
    Parts Counterperson

    Aarron is a graduate of Hermon High School. Two weeks after graduation Aarron came to work in the parts department at Darling's Ford VW Audi and he has been enjoying working with this team for the past 16 years.

    His valuable experience and positive attitude are very much appreciated by Darling's and by his customers. Aarron loves working with our many different automotive brands and enjoys helping our customers find just what they need - from the ordinary, everyday part to the unique, and hard to find.

    Aarron and his wife live in Old Town. He loves to ride his motorcycle and enjoys snowmobiling. Aarron supports the Shriner's Children's Hospital and has been a member of the Anah Shrine Funsters (Elmo) for five years. He is also a member of the Hampden Mystic Lodge #65.

  • Ken Weymouth
    Parts Wholesale Representative

    A graduate of Mt. View High School Ken went on to attend Eastern Maine Technical College graduating with a degree in Business Management. He then completed his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Husson College.

    Ken was employed by an HVAC contractor as a purchasing agent before being asked to join a local automobile dealership. His career in this industry spanned 38 years and involved working in sales, advertising, sales desking, F&I, and general management. Realizing he wasn't ready to retire he reached out his business associates at Darling's and found that we were expanding our wholesale business in the western part of Maine. We are excited to have Ken serving our wholesale parts customers and appreciate all of the automotive knowledge he brings with him. Ken likes that Darling's takes such great care of its employees and that its employees take great care of their customers.

    Ken lives in Belmont with his beautiful wife of 42 years. They have two adult children and one granddaughter.

  • Corey Trafton
    Rental Desk

    Corey graduated from Penquis High School and then joined some of his friends and family working at Paul's Restaurant in Bangor. Seeking a career change he began working part-time in the Rental Department at Darling's Ford VW Audi. Corey was soon promoted to full-time Rental Desk Agent and then became the Manager of this very busy and successful department.

    He has been with Darling's for 21 years and enjoys the new challenges each day brings. Corey makes sure every rental customer is well taken care of and that they receive the highest level of service possible by his staff.

    In his free time he loves spending time with his family, riding ATV's and attending his daughter's sporting events. His family enjoys camping in the summer and they try to spend as much time at the campground as possible! Corey lives in LaGrange with his family.

  • Pat Worcester
    Rental Desk Agent

    This military brat was born in Athens, Greece. Pat's dad retired from the military in 1995 and moved his family to Maine. Pat graduated from Bangor High School and traveled for a year with Up with People (a wonderful program that empowers young people to be positive agents of change for a more hopeful, trusting, and peaceful world).

    Pat has several years of experience in the automotive parts industry beginning as a part-time parts driver and then being promoted to manager. He worked in that position until the business changed hands. He saw a job posting for Darling's Rental Agent and applied. Pat does a great job in this customer service oriented position. We know our rental customers are well taken care of!

    In his free time Pat loves his part-time job at Townsquare Media. He fills in at some of their radio stations providing either on-air sports programming or helping to run the board. When he's not at either job he enjoys spending time with his family. He resides in Bangor.

  • Danielle Parks
    Warranty Manager

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