Meet our Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Todd & Marie Esterline - Owner


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  • Jim Gilbert - Business Manager
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  • Melissa Backes - Office Manager

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  • Eric Melchi - Sales Manager
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    Eric's favorite part of his job is the opportunity to help and guide customers through their journey of purchasing a vehicle. His hobbies include: playing guitar, being an accomplished vocalist, repurposing items into personalized art, and riding his Harley. His biggest life accomplishments include: being happily married, working for Auburn Chrysler since 2001, and working his way up to a respected Sales Manager. 

     

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  • Ron Walter - Sales Consultant

    Ron's favorite part about working for Auburn Chrysler is being a Chrysler Certified Sales Consultant for 20 years. His hobbies include listening to Southern Gospel Music and being an active member of his church. His biggest life accomplishments are as follows: He has been on the Butler City Council for 17 years and is currently the Mayor of the City of Butler since 2009. 

     

     

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  • Nicole Rogers - Internet Sales Director


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  • Shelly Herman - Hostess

    Shelly's favorite part of being a hostess here at Auburn Chrysler is interacting with the customers and making sure they feel welcomed. Her Hobbies include: spending time with family, shopping, watching or going to the movies, she also enjoys going for walks and spending time with her neighbors. Her biggest accomplishment is her family, raising 2 responsible and loving children, and working here at Auburn Chrysler for 6 years. 

     

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  • Deb Littlejohn - Hostess

    Deb's favorite part of her job is greeting and meeting new people and seeing repeat customers. Her hobbies include: Gardening, being board certified to be a hairdresser, and spending time with her new grand puppy and family. her biggest life accomplishments include: raising a strong, loving family, doing hair and being a staple employee here at Auburn Chrysler. 

     

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  • Jay Hammond - Service/Parts Director

    Jay's favorite part about the job is to help other people. His hobbies include hunting, camping, shooting trap and being outdoors. His biggest life accomplishments include: Coaching a youth shotgun team with over 43 athletes, helping his wife raise 2 great kids, and being a Director and Member of the board of Directors of Indiana Trapshooting Association as well as the President of the st. Joe Valley Trap and Skeet. 

     

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  • Michelle Schnorr - Service Writer


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  • Stuart Saunders - Parts Advisor

    Why Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram
    Truck?

    "I wanted to work in the car industry. Love
    Jeep vehicles, so i had to come for Auburn
    Chrysler.'"

    What are the hardest or biggest differences to
    overcome moving to the states?

    Being away from family but being to my
    Wife's family made it a little easier!
    Understanding the American accent was
    hard at first for but is getting with time.
    Being away from the Sea is difficult. I was
    brought up close to the sea.

    Favorite American restaurant or food?
    My Wife's cooking! I love it!
    We do not have Wendy's in England, so
    my Wife took me there and I LOVE there
    baconators!

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  • Tom Wiedman - Master Technician


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  • Kevin Dullaghan - Master Technician

    Kevin has been an employee for 10 years and his favorite part is making sure the vehicles are being repaired correctly the first time. His hobbies include: being a long time brass musician, riding his motorcycle, powerboating and enjoying autophile. His biggest accomplishments are: being a past President of the Fort Wayne Second Time Arounder's Marching Band, A.S.E. Master Technician, and being a member of the Indiana All State Band. 

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  • Chad Arnold - Lube Technician


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  • Jarrett Hulbert - Technician


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  • Brandon Marshall - Detailer

    Brandon enjoys the people he works with!! His hobbies include: Camping, fishing, canoeing, and enjoying life. He is also good at building houses starting with the framing. His biggest life accomplishments are being a respectable young man, flipping his eyelids inside out and blowing bubbles off his tongue. 

     

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