Gary Rome Hyundai Family


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CEO

Gary Rome
President
413-536-4328


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General Manager

Tim Ferreira
General Manager
413-536-4328


What is your professional experience?
I have been a manager for 27 years. I started working for corporate America in the restaurant industry then transitioned into one of the largest automotive retail businesses in the U.S., finally into a dealership.

I have been with Gary Rome Hyundai since 2002. I have worked with Gary on a few special projects including opening Gary Rome Kia in Enfield, the new Gary Rome Hyundai dealership and the solar field behind the Hyundai dealership.

Taking on this new position as GM, what are you most looking forward?
The best part about my new job will be forming great relationships with our customers and the entire dealership staff. 

What has been your favorite part about watching Gary Rome Hyundai grow over the years?
My favorite part is....just being a part of growing the Gary Rome brand in Western Ma. and Northern Ct.

What do you like to do outside of work?
When I am not at work I am either camping with my beautiful wife and children or in Florida soaking up the sun in Sarasota.

What are two things that are still on your bucket list?
When I retire I would like to follow the same path as one of our past GM's and travel the entire U.S. in an RV.

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Finance

Keith Brecher
Finance Manager
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
Dealing with new people everyday.

What is your professional background?
I was in car sales before this. Before that, I was a professional tennis player!

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
The World!

Keith Brecher

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Jason Cisek
Finance Manager
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
The challenge of trying to get everything done.

What is your professional background?
I've been in sales and retail my entire life.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I'm a singer. I was on tour for three years after my graduation- I sang for The Pope!

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Sales

Kevin Schechterle
Sales Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
Making customers happy

What is your professional background?
I've been in the automotive industry for 26 years. I've been a manager in anything and all things automotive.

If you could learn anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
How to make women happy!

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David Toplon
Sales Manager
413-536-4318 ext 1019

What is your favorite part about your job?
Interacting with my employees and staff members who I consider part of my extended family.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the automotive industry since 1977. I've been a part of all areas of the business. I started as a Service Technician, then a Service Advisor. I worked at another family owned dealership as a service and sales manager for 16 years before it turned into a big box store. That's how I ended up here at Gary Rome Hyundai as a Sales Manager.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Dave Toplon

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George LeDuc
Pre Owned Sales Manager
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
There's never a dull moment!

What is your professional background?
I have been in the automotive industry for over 30 years

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Licorice

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Sue Hyde
Executive Assistant
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
I like working with Gary and helping him build the company. I love watching how this company is growing and being a part of that!

What is your professional background?
I have worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years: administrative, sales, finance... I've done it all!

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Let's Dance!"

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Pauli Bonavita
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 348-0958


What is your favorite part about your job?
I get to make a lot of people happy!

What is your professional background?
I've been selling cars for 23 years! I worked for Jerry Rome for 21 years before I came here to Gary Rome Hyundai.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Hot Tamale!

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Edwin Collazo
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 214-3000


What is your favorite part about your job?
Providing a great experience to customers that are having difficulty looking for a vehicle.

What is your professional background?
I have had leadership, management and sales experience for over 20 years.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can juggle and play the trumpet!

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Kevin Covington
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 234-1307


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with!

What is your professional background?
I've been selling cars for 4 years and before that I was in customer service for about 4 years.

If your life was a song title, what would it be?
"Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5 because life is crazy


Kevin Covington

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Jack Eisenstadt
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 977-3345


What is your favorite part about your job?
My interactions with my customers. I enjoy how much you can learn about people when you're one on one.

What is your professional background?
I've had many years of sales. I was director of sales at a small textile company. I ran a small independent brokerage business in the food industry. And I used to work as a young man in my family's hardware store.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Pineapple


Jack Eisenstadt

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Larry Goldberg
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 636-1411


What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with people! There is something new every day!

What is your professional background?
I was a lawyer for 18 years before I escaped! I enjoy being in the car industry, I've been here for 10 years now.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I've written and produced 3 murder mystery plays! I am currently working on editing a novel. Also, I was on Jeopardy in 2002!


Larry Goldberg

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Bobby Kosior
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 658-8213


What is your favorite part about your job?
Helping people find the perfect car for them.

What is your professional background?
I've been selling Hyundais for 15 years now!

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn 5 new languages!

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Maria LePage
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 364-0710


What is your favorite part about your job?
Meeting new people!

What is your professional background?
I've always been in car sales

If you could learn about anything in this world, what would you like to know more about?
I would like to learn how to bake! I can cook, but I can't bake. I want to be able to make a Limoncello Cake!

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Ryan Spahl
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 314-0523


What is your favorite part about your job?
I enjoy helping people of all different backgrounds find the perfect vehicle. I like being able to help and guide people into different and better situations that are most beneficial for them and their families.

What is your professional background?
I have about 5 years of sales and sales management experience in the auto industry.

Do you have a hidden talents? 
I started riding dirt bikes at four years old and spend most weekends at the races. I enjoyed having a motocross track on my families property growing up. My hidden talent would be anything with two wheels for sure.

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Makenzie Bouchard
Receptionist
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
Being the first face that people see when they walk into the dealership!

What is your professional background?
I've always been involved with sales, but this is my first full time job.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Hey Look Ma, I Made It" by Panic! at the Disco

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Lennie Finn
Receptionist
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with and meeting our customers!

What is your professional background?
I was a Kindergarten teacher for 16 years, then I briefly worked in retail for a couple of years before coming to Gary Rome Hyundai.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I'm an artist! I paint!

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Juan Romero
Lot Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like everything about my job!

What is your professional background?
I owned a trucking company in Puerto Rico before I moved here. I've worked for Gary Rome Hyundai since I moved here 12 years ago.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I like to sing when I go home!

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Angel Melendez
Lot Attendant
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like the organizing part. I get to clean up and organize the cars every morning.

What is your professional background?
I've worked in a moving company, in generator maintenance, and I was a chemical operator.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I am an ex professional volleyball player!

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Service

Patrick Hamel
Service Manager
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
Getting to meet all different personalities.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the automotive industry for about 20 years. I started in the parts industry in 1999 and made my way into car dealerships in 2005. I just love what I do on a daily basis.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"God's Plan" by Drake


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Charlene Cocrane
Warranty Admistrator
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love that I get to use my organizational skills. Its all about attention to detail!

What is your professional background?
I've been in Warranty Claim and Administration and Service Advising since 1985. I started here at Gary Rome Hyundai about 7 years ago.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Bubble Gum! I'm obsessed with them!

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Angela Lynch
Service Advisor
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
People. I love my customers and my coworkers!

What is your professional background?
I've always worked in customer service.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Little Shimmy in a Conga Line"

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Dave Sostoski
Service Advisor
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like the culture here at Gary Rome Hyundai.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the automotive industry for 25 years. I've worked in various dealerships and I was an auto parts professional for a while.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Strawberry

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Rei Guzman
Service Advisor
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with our customers.

What is your professional background?
My first job was here at Gary Rome Hyundai as a Porter! I began working as a Service Advisor just a few months ago!

Do you have a hidden talent?
I play the piano. I play ping pong, too! I was Western Mass Youth Champ!

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Scott Manale
Shop Foreman


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with!

What is your professional background?
I've worked for 25 years as a dealership technician.

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Matthew Schmitt
Platinum Master Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with the other guys in the shop.

What is your professional background?
I've been working on Hyundais for 25 years and I've been here with Gary Rome Hyundai for 16 years. I've been to Korea twice for Hyundai competitions. I had to win competitions here in the United States to qualify to move on to Korea.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn more about music. I would like to learn how to play music, probably the piano.

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Araz Marnedov
Silver Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like working on cars

What is your professional background?
This is my first job. I've been here for 7 years!

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Grape

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Edwin Feliciano
Service Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
Getting along with everyone that I work with.

What is your professional background?
I've been a technician for years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Cherry

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Kevin Cassidy
Service Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like it when I get a vehicle that creates a challenge for me. I like being able to solve the difficult problems.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the automotive business for about 40 years.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I'd like to know more about the stock market.

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Chris Bergeron
Service Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
The environment that I work in and the people that I work with.

What is your professional background?
This is the only job I've ever had, I started here right out of high school!

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn how to play the guitar!

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Teyfur Teyfurov
Service Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love that my job is hands on!

What is your professional background?
I've been working on cars for over 6 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Green Apple because its sour!

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Jeff Cintron
Lube Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
I really like the people I work with. I've met some great friends here!

What is your professional background?
This is my first full time job. I worked at McCray's Farm before this.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can play the piano! I also played football, basketball, and I wrestled.

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Walter Gould
Porter


What is your favorite part about your job?
Meeting our customers

What is your professional background?
I've been in customer service most of my life. I was previously running parking lots, gas stations and I was the General Manager of a restaurant.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
Government! I am involved in my neighborhood council so I like to know how things work.

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Dan Guilbert
Porter


What is your favorite part about your job?
Everyday here is different!

What is your professional background?
I've always worked in customer service.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Strawberry

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Mikey Bonilla
Porter


What is your favorite part about your job?
Communicating with customers, greeting them and getting to know everybody!

What is your professional background?
This is my first job.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Cherry because its the best flavor and it goes good on everything. Who doesn't like Cherry?!

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Josue Colon
Porter/Lube Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with a lot of other people and getting to talk to them

What is your professional background?
I was a prep cook before this

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Watermelon

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Parts

Geo Vazquez
Parts Manager
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
My coworkers and having fun with them!

What is your professional background?
I have experience in auto repair and I've worked in an auto parts store in the past. I've been here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 11 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Grape. Who doesn't love grape!?

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Josue "Macho" Rivera
Assistant Parts Manager
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
The environment and the culture here at Gary Rome Hyundai.

What is your professional background?
I've been working here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 11 years. Before I came here, I started working for Tim (our GM) at another parts store when I was 15 for 5 years.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can cook! It's not really a hidden talent though because I won a chili cook off here at the dealership!

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Omar Espada
Parts Advisor
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
My coworkers

What is your professional background?
I've been here for 8 years. Before this, I worked at a parts store.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"I Came in Like a Wrecking Ball"

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Edgar Vazquez
Parts Advisor
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
My coworkers

What is your professional background?
This is my first full time job

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Sour Apple

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BDC

Telesha Williams
Business Development Manager
(413) 420-8291


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people. I love the people I work with and all of our customers.

What is your professional background?
I am a sales and marketing professional. I have an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Thinking and a Master's in Leadership and Negotiation. I've been with Gary Rome since 2008 and left briefly after college to work in Marketing and brought that experience back with me here. My professional career has expanded since my return and led me to the position I am currently in.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Organizing! I have systems that no one can mess with! I can create a system for anyone and anything!

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Vanessa Williams
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8286


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like people! I enjoy talking with my customers and forming relationships with them. I love the people I work with and the friendships that I've formed here! Plus, I love how fast paced my job is!

What is your professional background?
I was in the dental field for about 8 years before managing a day care. I've been with Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years now.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn how to do Ballroom Dancing!

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Shaina Grimes
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8280


What is your favorite part about your job?
The friendships I've made.

What is your professional background?
I have a cosmetology degree. I have worked in alternative education. I was the front receptionist here at Gary Rome Hyundai before moving into the position I have now.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I build furniture!

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Candice Frappier
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8288


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like that I get to talk to people! Both inside and outside of our office. 

What is your professional background?
I started off at Gary Rome Hyundai 3 years ago in the service department as service appointment coordinator. I've been in customer service my whole life.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Limoncello

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Laura Wilby
Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8284


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with

What is your professional background?
I have been in customer service for the last 14 years

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Sweet Nothing"

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Sarah Ramsey
Service Appointment Coordinator
(413) 420-8290

What is your favorite part about your job?
Helping people know that they are due to come in for service before anything goes wrong with their car.

What is your professional background?
I worked with kids before this. I've been at Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Party in the U.S.A."


Sarah Ramsey

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Sage Abreu
Service Coordinator
(413) 420-8287


What is your favorite part about your job?
Talking to my customers!

What is your professional background?
I've waitressed in the past. This is my first full time job.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Dream On" by Aerosmith because the line, "live and learn from fools and sages" was my senior quote

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Hailey Raleigh
Service Coordinator
(413) 420-8285


What is your favorite part about your job?
Getting to make a seamless schedule.

What is your professional background?
I worked at a coffee shop and in customer service. I am currently attending Westfield State University studying Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Biology.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
I would be a lemon jelly bean because I am sweet and unique!

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Sherry Boudreau
Receptionist
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I get to work with.

What is your professional background?
I have worked in retail and call centers in the past.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
My song would be "Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block because in life you pretty much live step by step.

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Kylin Sorl
BDC Data Analyst and Receptionist
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love playing with numbers and all things brainy and geeky! I also love the company overall and how flexible and encouraging the managers here are.

What is your professional background?
I previously was working in a small General Electric Company in Portfolio, Programming, and Project Manager positions. I also have a Six Sigma Green Belt. I've been here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years now.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
If I could learn about anything in the world? There are too many never ending questions that roam my mind. I guess it would be what makes people tick. Cultural anthropology/ psychology/ sociology...

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IT/Marketing

Josh Calkins
IT Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with!

What is your professional background?
I've always worked with computers and engineering. I went to school at Porter and Chester. I've been here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 15 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Lemon, because I'm a little sour but everyone loves it!

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Patrick Perez
Internet Projects Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with!

What is your professional background?
I worked in customer service for a few years before I came here. I've been with Gary Rome Hyundai for 11 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Happy Lemon

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Irene Costello
Social Media Manager
(413) 420-8058


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love the people that I work with, but I just love what I do! I always have an excuse to go out and get to know my coworkers and customers. I go to work every day knowing that I will have a creative output for the day!

What is your professional background?
I attended Western New England University where I received my BSBA in Marketing and International Business in 2017. I have about 7 years of customer service experience and 2 years in event planning and coordination prior to coming to Gary Rome Hyundai.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I'd love to know more about astronomy! Stars, constellations and space are very cool to me!!

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Office

Renee Charles
Controller
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The variety of tasks on a daily basis.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the car business for over 30 years working in the offices.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I ride horses. I used to have a horse named Sparky!

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Cathy Riley
Staff Accountant and Cultural Officer
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love the cultural part of my job. I find it very rewarding interacting with employees, planning events and especially meeting people from the community and fundraising for their cause. 

What is your professional background?
I've always done accounting in car dealerships

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Watermelon

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Shannon MacNeal
Registry and Title Clerk
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?


What is your professional background?

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Mary Lavelli
Registry and Title Clerk
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with

What is your professional background?
I was a Stay at Home Mom for 7 years before I came back into the workforce here at Gary Rome Hyundai with open arms 3 years ago. So in the past 10 years I've either been chasing after kids or registering cars!

Do you have a hidden talent?
I make THE BEST chocolate chip cookies... Sorry, Lennie!!


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