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Mark graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington School of Business in 1977. He worked for Ford Motor Company until 1984 and was a partner in Charlotte County Ford and Charlotte County Lincoln Mercury in Port Charlotte, Florida until 1990. He is currently a partner in Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep. He has been married since 1977 to Pam and has two children, Annie Sifrit and Zach Schlundt, and two grandchildren, Corbin and Lily Sifrit.
Matt joined Desoto Ford-Mercury in 1988 as Sales Manager. In 1993, he, Mark Schlundt and Charlie Christopherson purchased the Dealership from Mr. Wade Hartley, its previous owner. They obtained the local Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep franchise in 1997, and combined all brands into the New Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep. The Ownership Group feels fortunate to have met many new friends through their Dealership, and enjoys the everyday workings that are provided at one of Arcadia's most successful and well known businesses.
Tim has been a vital part of our Sales Department since 1989, and there's not an area of our Dealership that hasn't benefited from his 30 years of experience in the Automobile Industry.
Ken has been a part of our Sales Department since 2005, and brings 30 years of automotive sales experience to our Dealership.
A valued employee for 39 years, Marie's expertise keeps the Business Office running smoothly.
John Roberts has been with our Dealership for 13 years.
Elmer was born and raised in Arcadia, has been married for thirty years, and has five children. After twelve years of active service
in the U.S. Air Force, he returned home and worked at the Arcadia Police
Department for seven years. He has been employed at Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep since
May of 1999.
Rob has been employed at Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep since 2005.
Cathy has been with the Dealership for a total of nine years.
Christy is a 5th generation Floridian and a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. She lives in Arcadia, and when not at work, you can find her at the local gym, at a Mud Run, or doing local charity work for the Coastal Conservation Association and the Relay for Life. She is a very outgoing person with a down to earth personality and strong communication skills. She's been with our Dealership since 2009, and is available everyday but Thursday and Sunday.
A 2002 Charlotte High School graduate, Allen has been with our Dealership since August, 2011. He enjoys hunting and fishing, along with spending time with family and friends. Allen is available to serve you every day but Tuesdays and Sundays.
Clint lives in Arcadia, and has been married to his loving wife Michele for eighteen years. He has three great children: Jessica, Austin, and Colton, and they all like to do many outdoor activities as a family, including hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling. In addition to being a member of the Sales team for 1 1/2 years, he has several years experience in our Service Department, which expands his ability to help the needs of his customers.
One of our newest Sales Team members, Russ was raised in Port Charlotte, and brings years of business savvy to our Dealership, having been the former owner of Busy Bee Glass and Mirror. He's also served our community well, spending 15 years as a Deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office. Russ is the proud father of 4 wonderful children.
A member of our Sales Staff since July 2014, Jason spent 5 years in the United States Navy as a Naval Aircrew - Search and Rescue Swimmer, and 8 years as a Real Estate Agent working in Commercial and Residential arenas. Most recently, he was the General Manager of an Indo-America managed orphanage project in Babili, India for 450 orphans, and re-modeled portions of Asian Aid Blind School in the same village.
Mike has been with our Dealership since 1996 in several capacities including Sales, Sales Manager, Finance Manager, Internet Sales and currently as our Customer Relations Manager.
Lee Harms brings 25 years of experience and expertise to our Parts Department.
T.J. has been a member of our Parts Department team since 2009.
Wayne brings 37 years of experience in the automotive business to his position as Parts Department Specialist.
Although she has only been at our Dealership for 1 year, Celeste brings 29 years of experience in the automotive field to her Service Advisor position.
Ralf is a native of Germany, where he lived for 8 years before moving to North Carolina, then to Florida in 2003. He has 44 years of experience in the Automotive Industry, 16 of which he owned his own business. He has specialized training in tires from Goodyear.
Alicia has been a valued member of our Business Office for 17 years.
Mary Lou has been with the Dealership since 2010.
Alice has been with the Dealership since 2010.
Donna has worked in our Business Office since 2011.
Norman, Andy and Marco. Andy Thorton, a valued employee for well over 30 years, heads up our Detail Department to the delight of our Staff and Customers