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Sales

  • Ron Cast

    Ron Cast

    General Sales Manager

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    Ron Cast

    Ron Cast

    General Sales Manager

    My name is Ron Cast.  I live in Poland with my wife and kids.  I have been in the auto industry since 2011.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going to my kids’ sporting events.

  • Bobby Stackhouse

    Bobby Stackhouse

    Executive Manager

    Bobby Stackhouse

    Bobby Stackhouse

    Executive Manager

  • Ryan Case

    Ryan Case

    Internet Sales Manager

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    Ryan Case

    Ryan Case

    Internet Sales Manager

    I am originally from Austintown, OH and I graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration in 2004. I also earned my Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Certification in 2004. I have been with this organization since 2004. I am currently the Business Development & Internet Sales Manager and I direct daily operations for our Business Development Center, as well as data and information management. I enjoy spending time with my wife Melissa, our daughter Colette. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, and spending time with family. I also am a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.

  • Joe Zumpella

    Joe Zumpella

    Ohio Platform Marketing Director

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    Joe Zumpella

    Joe Zumpella

    Ohio Platform Marketing Director

    I grew up in Struthers, Ohio and currently live in Poland, Ohio.  I have 15 years of marketing experience with a strong emphasis on digital marketing.  I joined Sweeney in 2021 and have prior experience in the automotive industry, while employed in the automotive software space.  I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my children Alex and Amelia, as well as our boxer dog Athena.  I am an avid golfer and love doing anything outdoors.

  • Tom Hankey

    Tom Hankey

    Digital Platform & Integrated Marketing

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    Tom Hankey

    Tom Hankey

    Digital Platform & Integrated Marketing

    My name is Tom Hankey. I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2012 and have been in the automotive industry for more than 15 years. I am a graduate of Chaney High School as well as Youngstown State University. I’m a life long resident of Youngstown, Ohio where I still live with my wife Geniene and two sons, Anson and Aidan. In my free time I enjoy playing the drums and sharing baseball and The Boy Scouts with my sons.

  • Mark Fabian

    Mark Fabian

    Sales Manager

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    Mark Fabian

    Mark Fabian

    Sales Manager

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  • Anthony Garono

    Anthony Garono

    Sales Manager

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    Anthony Garono

    Anthony Garono

    Sales Manager

    I grew up in Canfield, OH and graduated from there in 1993. I still reside in Canfield and have been with the Sweeney organization since March 2005. I was in sales from 2005, 2006 & 2007 and was part of GM Mark of Excellence for all three years. In 2008 I completed F & I school at GM headquarters in Detroit, MI. I was an F & I manager at Sweeney’s until March of 2009 when I was promoted to Sales Manager. In my spare time I truly enjoy spending every second with my twins, Theresa and Anthony. I also enjoy golfing and spending time with family. My mother and my three sisters and their families still live in Canfield, while my brother David lives in Virginia with his family and my younger brother Steven lives in Atlanta.

  • Frank Perrotta

    Frank Perrotta

    Sales Manager

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    Frank Perrotta

    Frank Perrotta

    Sales Manager

    I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 1988. As a Sales Manager, I enjoy interacting with customers and finding them the right vehicle to fit their needs. I am a life-long resident of Struthers, OH. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kathy, and my two sons, Frank and A.J. Frank works at CCA prison in Youngstown, OH and as a part-time police officer. A.J. is a sophomore at The University of Akron where he is studying marketing. My hobbies include traveling, golfing, camping, gardening, and watching sports.

  • Greg Protich

    Greg Protich

    Sales Manager

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    Greg Protich

    Greg Protich

    Sales Manager

    I was born in Redondo Beach, CA, grew up and live in Austintown, OH. I have more than 10 years of experience in the automotive industry and have been at Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2010. In my free time I enjoy biking, golfing, playing basketball and spending time with family.

  • Nick Santoro

    Nick Santoro

    Used Car Manager

    Nick Santoro

    Nick Santoro

    Used Car Manager

  • Brooke Briggs

    Brooke Briggs

    Marketing Associate

    Brooke Briggs

    Brooke Briggs

    Marketing Associate

  • Judin Balella

    Judin Balella

    Content Marketing Specialist

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    Judin Balella

    Judin Balella

    Content Marketing Specialist

    I was born in Ravenna, Italy and came to the U.S.A. to attend college. I graduated from YSU with a degree in Marketing in 2022 and I have been part of the Sweeney team since 2018. I am involved in creating content, events and anything that can create value for the #SweeneyTeam. Since a young age, I have been passionate about cars and how they make people feel. Working at Sweeney has been such a life-changing experience and I am glad I have found a motivating and welcoming environment. Lastly, I love Jesus as my life depends on Him.

  • Bill Baird

    Bill Baird

    Product Specialist

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    Bill Baird

    Bill Baird

    Product Specialist

    I grew up in Lowellville, OH and currently live in Poland, OH with my wife, Becky, and 2 girls, Lily and Zoe. I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2011. Previously, I worked in Environmental Sales and services for 15 years. I’m a very easy-going person to work with, and like to get straight to the point. I was a member of the Poland Fire Department from 1992 to 2009. My free time I like to spend with my family and working on our house. I also enjoy camping and fishing with my daughters. Come see me for the best car buying experience you have ever had.

  • Steve Bannon

    Steve Bannon

    Product Specialist

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    Steve Bannon

    Steve Bannon

    Product Specialist

    I joined #TeamSweeney in 2017, but have been in the automotive industry since 2001. I currently live in Poland, Ohio. Growing up, we moved around a good amount because my father was in the Navy, but I have called Poland home for more than forty years. I am a graduate of Poland High School, the University of Cincinnati and the Akron College of Massotheraphy. My wife Jennifer and I have been married for more than 25 years ago. We have two sons, John (23) and Stephen (16). We also have a 4 year old Golden Retriever named Marco! In my free time I enjoy golf and spending time at Stephen’s sporting events or travelling to see John. Prior to joining Sweeney, I sold vehicles outside of Pittsburgh and jumped at the opportunity to come home.

  • Wyatt Beck

    Wyatt Beck

    Product Specialist

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    Wyatt Beck

    Wyatt Beck

    Product Specialist

    I grew up in Berlin Center, OH and now reside in Austintown. I am married to my best friend and high school sweet heart and we are blessed to be parents of 2, Bailey and Forrest. I have been with Sweeney since 2015 with 3 years of prior experience in sales with Chevrolet. I take pride in the Chevrolet brand and product with both of my parents, several aunts and uncles and my grandfather all working at the General Motors plant in Lordstown. My biggest hobby is music, as I’ve played guitar for over 12 years now. Along with guitar I also play drums and I lead the Worship Team at my church for Sunday morning Services. If you meet me it won’t take long to find out I am very easy going. I treat my customers the way I would want to be treated at a dealership, without all of the high pressure. I’m here to help you make an educated and informed decision and make sure the car you drive away in is the car that fits all of your needs as well as your budget.

  • Ron Bigley

    Ron Bigley

    Product Specialist

    Ron Bigley

    Ron Bigley

    Product Specialist

  • Mike Boggia

    Mike Boggia

    Product Specialist

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    Mike Boggia

    Mike Boggia

    Product Specialist

    I grew up in Hubbard, Ohio, where I currently reside. I have been with Sweeney since 1997. I am a GMAC/Ally certified leasing consultant and also sell new and used vehicles. I drive a GMC SIERRA EXT 4X4 to haul my favorite hobby, motocross and supercross, which I currently race. I was national champ in the AHRMA 125 expert class in 1994.

  • Melissa Corbett

    Melissa Corbett

    Product Specialist

    Melissa Corbett

    Melissa Corbett

    Product Specialist

  • Lisa Crone

    Lisa Crone

    Leasing Manager

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    Lisa Crone

    Lisa Crone

    Leasing Manager

    I was born and raised in Youngstown Ohio, and currently reside in Mineral Ridge. ​I have been part of Team Sweeney since June of 2012. When it comes to sports, I am a Pittsburgh girl. Pens, Pirates and Steelers. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends.

  • John DeBernardo

    John DeBernardo

    Product Specialist

    John DeBernardo

    John DeBernardo

    Product Specialist

  • John Gennaro

    John Gennaro

    Product Specialist

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    John Gennaro

    John Gennaro

    Product Specialist

    Hello! My name is John Gennaro, I started with Sweeney in 2016 but have been in sales and customer service for many years and have worked for organizations such as AT&T, Verizon and Huntington Bank. I am a lifelong resident of Austintown, Ohio. After graduating from Fitch High School, I attended Columbus State University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and her son. I also love to golf and bike. I am also a fan of all things Cleveland and Buckeyes!

  • Ryan George

    Ryan George

    Product Specialist

    Ryan George

    Ryan George

    Product Specialist

  • Cory Gonci

    Cory Gonci

    Product Specialist

    Cory Gonci

    Cory Gonci

    Product Specialist

  • Lance Hall

    Lance Hall

    Product Specialist

    Lance Hall

    Lance Hall

    Product Specialist

  • Steve Harper

    Steve Harper

    Product Specialist

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    Steve Harper

    Steve Harper

    Product Specialist

    Hello, my name is Steve Harper. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2016, however I have been in the automobile industry since 2015. I am a current resident of McDonald,Ohio and also a graduate of McDonald High School. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my two beautiful children Haylie and Lucas. I enjoy golfing, bowling and watching my Ohio State Buckeyes beat that team up north every year. I also enjoy making people laugh and putting a smile on their face. I am easy to get along with and a joy to be around. I promise to make your car buying experience a very easy and enjoyable one. Customer satisfaction is my ultimate goal.

  • Tristan Hostetter

    Tristan Hostetter

    Product Specialist

    Tristan Hostetter

    Tristan Hostetter

    Product Specialist

  • Mitch Hulvalchick

    Mitch Hulvalchick

    Product Specialist

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    Mitch Hulvalchick

    Mitch Hulvalchick

    Product Specialist

    I grew up in Niles, Ohio with loving parents Mike, Karen and a younger brother Dennis who recently passed. I am a graduate of Niles McKinley High School as well as Youngstown State University. I currently reside in Girard, Ohio. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2012. I’m a life-long sports enthusiast, I grew up playing every sport. I was all state in football in High School. In my free time I love cooking, eating out and drinking fine wines. I also enjoy spending time with my friends.

  • Corrine Quinn

    Corrine Quinn

    Delivery Coordinator

    Corrine Quinn

    Corrine Quinn

    Delivery Coordinator

  • Chris Jevcak

    Chris Jevcak

    Product Specialist

    Chris Jevcak

    Chris Jevcak

    Product Specialist

  • Elie Khoury

    Elie Khoury

    Product Specialist

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    Elie Khoury

    Elie Khoury

    Product Specialist

    My name is Elie Khoury. I have worked for Sweeney Chevrolet since 2004, but have been in the auto industry for more than 20 years. I live in Boardman with my wife Kerry and children Eli (13) and Zac (8). I was born and raised in Lebanon. In my spare time I like to play volleyball and go to the shooting range. I also enjoy the sun, sand and ocean but will settle for a big raft on the pool. An interesting fact about me is that I can speak 3 languages.

  • Joe LaRocca

    Joe LaRocca

    Product Specialist

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    Joe LaRocca

    Joe LaRocca

    Product Specialist

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  • Ray Ludt

    Ray Ludt

    Product Specialist

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    Ray Ludt

    Ray Ludt

    Product Specialist

    I grew up in Youngstown, OH and currently live with my wife in Boardman, OH. I have 5 daughters and 3 grandchildren. I have more than 10 years of experience in the automotive business and have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2007. I’m a no-pressure sales person who likes to treat customers like they are family. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, spending time with my family, and watching sports.

  • Steve Manzo

    Steve Manzo

    Product Specialist

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    Steve Manzo

    Steve Manzo

    Product Specialist

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  • Dan Miletta

    Dan Miletta

    Product Specialist

    Dan Miletta

    Dan Miletta

    Product Specialist

  • Rich Mularchik

    Rich Mularchik

    Product Specialist

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    Rich Mularchik

    Rich Mularchik

    Product Specialist

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  • Todd O'Palick

    Todd O'Palick

    Product Specialist

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    Todd O'Palick

    Todd O'Palick

    Product Specialist

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  • Dan Parker

    Dan Parker

    Delivery Coordinator

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    Dan Parker

    Dan Parker

    Delivery Coordinator

    I grew up in East Palestine, Ohio and currently live in Youngstown, Ohio. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet since 2006 and enjoy interacting with our customers. In my free time I like to vacation and spend time with family and friends.

  • Drew  Pearson

    Drew Pearson

    Product Specialist

    Drew  Pearson

    Drew Pearson

    Product Specialist

  • Princeton Prude

    Princeton Prude

    Product Specialist

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    Princeton Prude

    Princeton Prude

    Product Specialist

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  • Adam Ryczaj

    Adam Ryczaj

    Product Specialist

    Adam Ryczaj

    Adam Ryczaj

    Product Specialist

Service

  • Angela Rupert

    Angela Rupert

    Service Manager

    Angela Rupert

    Angela Rupert

    Service Manager

  • Devon Smith

    Devon Smith

    Shop Foreman

    Devon Smith

    Devon Smith

    Shop Foreman

  • Rich Brenner

    Rich Brenner

    Service Staff

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    Rich Brenner

    Rich Brenner

    Service Staff

    I grew up in Canfield, OH and graduated from Canfield High School in 1985. I currently reside in Hubbard, OH with my wife and 2 children. I’ve been in the automotive business for more than 25 years and have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2000. I have been in the automotive business for a long time, I started out selling cars then went into the finance department and then on to service. I am sure with my years of experience I can handle any or all of your service needs. When I’m not busy helping customers, I enjoy boating, camping, and spending time with family.

  • Bobby Nagel

    Bobby Nagel

    Service Advisor

    Bobby Nagel

    Bobby Nagel

    Service Advisor

  • Chris Rutledge

    Chris Rutledge

    Quick Service Manager

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    Chris Rutledge

    Chris Rutledge

    Quick Service Manager

    I grew up and currently live in East Palestine, OH. I’ve been in the automotive business for more than 20 years and have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 1997. I really enjoy meeting new customer and focus on providing great customer service to keep them coming back. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my band, and spending time with my Wife and two kids, Morgan and Clark.

  • Corey Sass

    Corey Sass

    Service Advisor

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    Corey Sass

    Corey Sass

    Service Advisor

    My name is Corey Sass. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC for more than 5 years years. I was born and raised in Struthers Ohio where I still reside. I am a graduate of Struthers High School. In my free time, I enjoy playing bocce and watching The Ohio State Buckeye’s football program.

  • Jerry Taylor

    Jerry Taylor

    Service Advisor

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    Jerry Taylor

    Jerry Taylor

    Service Advisor

    My name is Jerry Taylor. I’ve worked at Sweeney since 1989, and in the Auto Industry for a total of about 25 years. I’m a lifelong resident of Youngstown, and a graduate of Chaney High School. I still reside in Youngstown with my wife of 22 years, and 3 children. I also attended New Castle School of Trades for Auto Mechanics. I began my career with Sweeney at State Chevrolet as a mechanic. In my spare time I like to watch Baseball, NASCAR and riding my motorcycles.

  • Tony Valiquette

    Tony Valiquette

    Service Advisor

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    Tony Valiquette

    Tony Valiquette

    Service Advisor

    My name is Tony Valiquette. I’ve worked for Sweeney since 2011 but have been around cars all of my life. I graduated from Struthers High School where I played football and basketball. I then attended YSU for 2 years. In my spare time I like to hang out with my family, workout and play football, basketball and golf.

Parts

  • Austin Carothers

    Austin Carothers

    Parts Manager

    Austin Carothers

    Austin Carothers

    Parts Manager

Office

  • Annette Infante

    Annette Infante

    Accounts Receivable

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    Annette Infante

    Annette Infante

    Accounts Receivable

    I have worked for Sweeney since 2004.

  • Jana Schrode

    Jana Schrode

    Warranty Administrator

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    Jana Schrode

    Jana Schrode

    Warranty Administrator

    I have worked for Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 1998. I am the dealership’s Warranty Administrator. I live in New Middletown, Ohio.

  • Laura Shinn

    Laura Shinn

    Incentive Specialist

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    Laura Shinn

    Laura Shinn

    Incentive Specialist

    I have worked for Sweeney since 2011 but I have been around the auto industry my entire life. Both of my parents worked at State Chevrolet before it moved to our current location. I am a lifelong resident of Austintown, Ohio and a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching football.

Finance

  • Dave Vantell

    Dave Vantell

    Finance Director

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    Dave Vantell

    Dave Vantell

    Finance Director

    I’ve been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2009, however I’ve been in the automotive industry for over 25 years. I currently reside in Poland, Ohio but I grew up in Youngstown. I’m a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. I’ve been married to my wife, Paulette since 1987 and we have one son. In my free time I enjoy golf and watching sports.

  • Jennifer Combs

    Jennifer Combs

    Finance Assistant

    Jennifer Combs

    Jennifer Combs

    Finance Assistant

  • Jason Irving

    Jason Irving

    Business Manager

    Jason Irving

    Jason Irving

    Business Manager

  • Travis Dale

    Travis Dale

    Business Manager

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    Travis Dale

    Travis Dale

    Business Manager

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  • Corey Donchess

    Corey Donchess

    Business Manager

    Corey Donchess

    Corey Donchess

    Business Manager

  • Mark Malaska

    Mark Malaska

    Business Manager

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    Mark Malaska

    Mark Malaska

    Business Manager

    My name is Mark Malaska. I started with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in 2013. I grew up in Youngstown and am a graduate of Cardinal Mooney HS and the University of Akron. I currently live in Canfield with my wife Shelby and son Benjamin. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.

  • Jake McPhatter

    Jake McPhatter

    Business Manager

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    Jake McPhatter

    Jake McPhatter

    Business Manager

    I’ve worked for Sweeney since 2009, but have been in the automotive industry for more than 15 years. I live in New Castle, PA with my wife Kiley but am originally from Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from Northeast High in 1989 and then went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1993. In my free time I enjoy any and everything children and sports. I’m a man that appreciates his family and his life!

  • Kris Slater

    Kris Slater

    Business Manager

    Kris Slater

    Kris Slater

    Business Manager

Business Development

  • Erin Bartlett

    Erin Bartlett

    Business Development

    Erin Bartlett

    Erin Bartlett

    Business Development

  • Judi Crawford

    Judi Crawford

    Business Development

    Judi Crawford

    Judi Crawford

    Business Development

  • Tiyauna Dubos

    Tiyauna Dubos

    Business Development

    Tiyauna Dubos

    Tiyauna Dubos

    Business Development

  • Jessica Duponty

    Jessica Duponty

    Business Development

    Jessica Duponty

    Jessica Duponty

    Business Development

  • Lori  Fisher

    Lori Fisher

    Business Development

    Lori  Fisher

    Lori Fisher

    Business Development

  • Priscilla Hecker

    Priscilla Hecker

    Business Development

    Priscilla Hecker

    Priscilla Hecker

    Business Development

  • Marylee Huston

    Marylee Huston

    Business Development

    Marylee Huston

    Marylee Huston

    Business Development

  • Kelley Jenkins

    Kelley Jenkins

    Business Development

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    Kelley Jenkins

    Kelley Jenkins

    Business Development

    My name is Kelley Jenkins. I am a lifelong resident of Youngstown Ohio, having grown up in the city and graduated from South High School. I have three children – Jemel, Amyah and Kayden. I love to spend time with my children, shop and watch movies.

  • Kyrah Knight

    Kyrah Knight

    Business Development

    Kyrah Knight

    Kyrah Knight

    Business Development

  • Tina Mitchell

    Tina Mitchell

    Business Development

    Tina Mitchell

    Tina Mitchell

    Business Development

  • Ben Ritt

    Ben Ritt

    Business Development

    Ben Ritt

    Ben Ritt

    Business Development

  • Betsie Rosser

    Betsie Rosser

    Business Development

    Betsie Rosser

    Betsie Rosser

    Business Development

  • Ryan Racketa

    Ryan Racketa

    Business Development

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    Ryan Racketa

    Ryan Racketa

    Business Development

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  • Shawntil Williams

    Shawntil Williams

    Business Development

    Shawntil Williams

    Shawntil Williams

    Business Development

  • Kristine Wiscott

    Kristine Wiscott

    Business Development

    Kristine Wiscott

    Kristine Wiscott

    Business Development

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