Staff


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  • Mark Thomas
    Dealer Principal


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  • Kenneth Salem
    General Manager/ Operating Partner
    814-262-2140


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  • John Cycyk
    Sales Manager
    (814) 262-2140


    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

    I started in the car business 38 years ago and have been with Thomas Team Honda for the last 7

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  • Dino Tessari
    Sales Manager
    814-262-2140

     

    Educational Background


     Graduated from Richland High School Class of 2007

    Graduated from University Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management

     

    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

     I have been in the business for 2 years.

     

    How long have you worked for Thomas?

     I just started with Team Honda

     

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

     My favorite cartoon growing up was the Power Rangers

    I am proud to say that I…

     I played 2 sports Basketball and Baseball throughout my college career.

    Do you have a pet?

     I do not have any pets

    On my day off, I love to…

     Play a round of gold and attend any sporting events I go to.

    I am happiest when…

     I am around my family and friends

    My favorite vacation was…

     My favorite vacation was traveling to Disney with our entire family for my Grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.


    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places?

    I was born and raised here in Johnstown.  Moved to Greensburg PA while I was in School and then shortly after that moved to Pittsburgh.  Then moved back to Johnstown to be around family and work with Thomas Team Honda.


    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is..

    The relationships that you build with customers is always rewarding when you are able help them find and purchase the car they are looking for.  Also the people here at the dealership are very helpful and ready to help anyone with any needs.


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  • Jaime Swope
    Business Manager
    814-262-2140

    MA-Point Park University

    BA-University of Pittsburgh

     

    Worked at another deal for 3years and Thomas Honda 3 years.

     

    I grew up in Ebensburg Pa, have lived in Pittsburgh PA and Phoenix AZ

     

    My two boys make me proud everyday!


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  • Samantha Cornell
    Business Manager
    (814) 262-2140

    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

    3 years 1 with Honda


    How long have you worked for Thomas?   1 Year

     

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?  Scooby Doo


    Do you have a pet? 2 Dogs Cali and Izzy (Puggles)

     

    On my day off, I love to… Go on adventures or visit with my family.

     

    I am happiest when…I am on my snowboard.

     

    My favorite vacation was…Outer Banks

     

    The top thing on my bucket list is…Italy

     

    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places? Born and raised in Mt. Hope

     

    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is.. the people I work with.


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  • Brandon Berkey
    Used Car Manager


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  • Lindsey Shaffer
    Marketing Director
    (814) 262-2140



    Educational Background

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College- Associate's degree in Business Management

    Geneva College- Bachelor's degree in Organizational Development


    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

    I started in the car business with Thomas Team Honda and been here for 4 years.

     

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?  Rugrats, real monsters


    Do you have a pet? a cat named LuLu

     

    On my day off, I love to… believe it or not, clean and cook for my family.  I also love to take little trips and be outside.

     

    I am happiest when…my house is clean, my fridge is full, and my daughter is cooperating :)  Floating around in my swimming pool also makes me very happy.

     

    My favorite vacation was…the Smokey Mountains and Gatlinburg, TN

     

    The top thing on my bucket list is…See as many different States as possible.

     

    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places? Moved around a lot growing up.  I have lived in CT, TN, OH, VA, and PA.

     

    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is.. I get to be creative with a fun crew.  Every day is a new journey.  I love that we are trying to change the way cars are bought and sold with a haggle free EASY approach.

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  • Stephen Kriss
    Sales Specialist
    (814) 262-2140

    Educational Background

    Winder Area High School


    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

    46 years, 44 of them with Honda


    How long have you worked for Thomas?

    6 years


    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

    Deputy Dawg


    On my day off, I love to…

    Hop in the car and tour the country


    I am happiest when…

    I am driving around the country with my wife


    My favorite vacation was…

    St. Augustine, Florida

    The top thing on my bucket list is…

    Drive across the USA


    Who is your favorite super hero and why?

    My wife- she has kept me on the straight and narrow path for many years


    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places?

    I grew up in Scalp Level and now live in Davidsville


    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is..

    The people and the Honda people are both great!


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  • Rich Berkey
    Sales Specialist
    (814) 262-2140

    Educational Background  GRADUATE IF SHADE HIGH SCHOOL  and Somerset County Vo-Tech auto mechanics course


    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

    almost 28 years

     

    How long have you worked for Thomas? 11 years


    What was your favorite cartoon growing up? The Jetsons


    I am proud to say that I… I am a Christian


    Do you have a pet? Chocolate Lab named Penny


    On my day off, I love to… Spend time with my grandkids


    I am happiest when… I'm with my wife and family


    My favorite vacation was…   The Phillipines


    The top thing on my bucket list is… To travel route 30 across the United States


    Who is your favorite super hero? Superman


    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places? Central City        5 years around the Cleveland area 


    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is.. Meeting  with people and helping them find a car that is right for them.


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  • Eric Deitke
    Sales Specialist
    814-262-2140

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  • Sean Berardone
    Sales Consultant
    (814) 262-2140

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  • Ben Kamnikar
    Sales Consultant
    (814) 262-2140

    Educational Background

     Graduated from Westmont Hilltop Class of 2007

    Graduated from Clarion University 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and was on Scholarship for Golf


    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

     I have been in the business almost 3 years now and all my experience has been here, with Honda.


    How long have you worked for Thomas?

     I have been with Thomas almost 3 years now.


    Are you a member of any professional organizations? If so, please list and describe any committees, offices, or honors associated with the organizations.

     I have been a member of the USGA (United States Golf Association) For over 10 years now.


    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

     My favorite cartoon growing up was Doug on Nickolodeon. 


    I am proud to say that I…

     Beat Rickie Fowler in putting competition when he was at Sunnehanna Country Club for the Amateur.


    Do you have a pet?

     I have two Xbox's does that count? Haha  No, I currently do not have a pet, but my fiance wants a puppy in the worst way.


    On my day off, I love to…

     Do some running around in the morning, play golf, and get some time playing Xbox. 


    I am happiest when…

     I am on the golf course playing a competitive match with my family friends.


    My favorite vacation was…

     Any Vacation is my favorite vacation.  We go to Myrtle Beach every year with the whole family and have been doing it since I was born.  It's a great tradition.


    The top thing on my bucket list is…

     Play in the Sunnehanna Amateur


    Who is your favorite super hero and why?

     I would have to say Batman, simply because he is just an ordinary guy that was not bit by a spider or he did not fall into a vat of toxic waste and magically obtain super powers.  Batman also has a endless supply of money it seems, and who does not want that?!


    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places?

     I grew up here in Johnstown and lived here all my life.  I lived in Clarion for 4 years while I attended college there.  I think Johnstown will always be home to me. 


    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is..

    The people I work with are great and the product that we sell is even better.  Honda is making some of the best cars on the road, once you buy a Honda, you are a Honda repeat buyer for life.  That makes our job a little bit easier. 


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  • Jonathan Dunmyer
    Sales Consultant
    814-262-2140

    Educational Background

     Graduated from North Star High School, class of 1999.

    Graduated from Triangle Tech 2003 with a Degree in Architectural Drafting.

     

    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

     I am new to the car selling business and all my experience has been here, with Honda.

     

    How long have you worked for Thomas?

     I have been with Thomas for a few weeks now.

     

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

     My favorite cartoon growing up was ThunderCats.

    I am proud to say that I…

     Am a married to a wonderful wife and the father of three amazing kids.

    Do you have a pet?

     I have a Maltipoo and his name is Gandy.

    On my day off, I love to…

     Go hunting or spend time in the woods.

    I am happiest when…

     When a huge buck is walking under my stand.

    My favorite vacation was…

    When our whole family went to the Outer Banks in 2009 and I got to marry my best friend.

    The top thing on my bucket list is…

    To travel the world, especially getting to see Europe.

    Who is your favorite super hero and why?

     I would have to say Captain America, simply because he represents liberty, freedom,and justice.  We as Americas can adhere to that. 

    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places?

     I grew up in the Hooversville area and lived here most of my life.  I lived in Baltimore, Maryland for 9 months and got to spend 3 great years in Fort Worth, Texas. Somerset County will always be home.

    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is..

    Honda builds a great product and Thomas Team Honda does a wonderful job of helping customers with the buying process. Being new to the business, Thomas has made this new experience fun and exciting.


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  • Frank George
    814-262-2140 ext 20115


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  • Jim Molnar
    Service Manager
    814-262-2140


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  • Rick Fleegle
    Parts Manager
    814-262-2140


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  • Christine Helsel
    Title Clerk
    (814) 262-2140


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  • Jeff Ott
    Service Advisor
    814-262-2140

    Educational Background


    degree in auto mechanics pa state inspection licensce.


    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

    24 years  7 years with Honda

     

    How long have you worked for Thomas? 7 years

     

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Elmer Fud

     

    I am proud to say that I… HAVE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS AND CAN RELATE TO PEOPLE

     

    Do you have a pet? YES

     

    On my day off, I love to…fish

     

    I am happiest when…I am with my family

     

    My favorite vacation was… Ocean City

     

    The top thing on my bucket list is… ride my harley cross country

     

    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places? Johnstown my whole life

     

    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is.. meeting nice people.


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  • Taylor Foltz
    Service Advisor
    814-262-2140

    Educational Background


    •609 EPA Approved Refrigerant Recovery and Recylcling Certification

    Wyotech 2013 Grad . Automotive Technology and Advanced Diagnostics with High Performance Power Trains consisting of 1,500 hours in lab and theory.

    •Certified Inspection Mechanic Class 1 & PA State Emissions Licensed

    •OSHA and ANSI A92 Approved Aerial Work Platform and Powered Industrial Trucks Certifications

     

    How long have you been in this profession? How long with Honda?

    2 years

     

    How long have you worked for Thomas?

    1 year

     

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

    ed, edd and eddy


    Do you have a pet?

    yes. goldfish.


    On my day off, I love to…

    DIY projects, fish, play basketball


    I am happiest when…

    im with my family


    My favorite vacation was…

    trip to California


    The top thing on my bucket list is…

    to build a barrel and make my own whiskey!!


    Who is your favorite super hero and why?

     michelangelo from teenage mutant ninja turtles. He likes pizza just as much as I do


    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places?

     central city. no


    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is..

    meeting someone new everyday


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  • Jesse Woody
    Customer Service Representative
    814-262-2140


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  • Ryley Vogel
    Marketing Intern
    814-262-2140

    Educational Background


    Studying Marketing a Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and continuing education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania

     

    What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

    SpongeBob or Rugrats


    Do you have a pet?

    Yes. 4 dogs


    On my day off, I love to…

    Play soccer, baseball, or basketball


    I am happiest when…

    I am with my dogs


    My favorite vacation was…

    My trip to NYC


    The top thing on my bucket list is…

    Travel around the world


    Who is your favorite super hero and why?

     Spider-Man because he was my favorite super hero growing up and I always have liked his sense of humor.


    Where did you grow up? Have you lived other places?

     West End part of Johnstown and no I have not


    My favorite thing about working for Thomas Team Honda is..

                 Meeting new people and getting to come in and see all of the happy customers.

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