Meet Our Staff


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Owner/Dealer Principal

Dave Isbell, Owner and Dealer Prin.
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Management

Chris Hunt, General Manager
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TJ Slivka, BMW Sales Manager
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I grew up in the car business, washing cars is where it all began.  My family has a long history in the automotive industry and I have learned so much from their experiences.  My family and mentors have always taught me that success comes from making people smile and building strong relationships. I take pride being able to share these values with all of our employees.


When you walk into Grand Blanc Motorcars, we not only want you to feel welcome, we want you to feel like you are part of our family.  We focus on making all experiences personal yet professional.  My door is always open and I look forward to meeting anyone who walks in.

When I am not working, it's all about family, I love spending time with them.  We try to get on the Michigan lakes as much as possible in the summer.  Whenever, I have the opportunity, I like to travel and check out new places.  I'm an avid car enthusiast, so car show are always a good time.  I support many local charities and organizations such as the CRIM, Whaley Children's Center and Grand Blanc Schools.  My job is my passion and I am very fortunate to get to do what I love every day.

Servicing brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Sprinter, and Toyota is an honor.  Their goal of continuous improvement is always a top priority.  I always appreciate feedback from our customers about our business and practices so that we can focus on any changes we may need to make as well hear about the things we are doing right.  At Grand Blanc Motorcars, we understand that our customers "are" our business.  Your complete satisfaction is our #1 priority.

If there is anything I can do to assist you with any automotive situation you may have, please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Brent Edwards, Service Director
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Jerry Kuchar, BMW Parts Director
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From a young age I was fascinated by vehicles.  I took Automotive classes in High School as a Freshman and Sophmore, eventually working my way up to actually Teaching the class my Senior year.  I then attended MSU (Go Green!), for two years, where I continued my Automotive education.  I continue to love all the challenges that come with the Automotive business.  


When I am not here at the dealership, I enjoy spending time with my wife of  23-years, Graciela, our five children, and our 16 grandchildren.  I also spend time everyday thinking of our son, Ricky, who is now in Heaven, after passing away at the young age of 25-years-old.  I take the grandchildren Hunting, Fishing, and boating.  Graciela and I spend a lot of time gardening, cutting trees, and chopping wood.  When I have some time alone, I enjoy watching old western shows.  

My simple philosophy is to treat others the way I would want to be treated.  That is why when you come and see me in the Parts Department, for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, or Sprinter parts I will be sure to give you a fair price and great service.  I look forward to seeing you at Grand Blanc Motorcars. 

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Business Office

Michele Lyden, Business Manager
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I started in the business 15 years ago as a Receptionist and quickly moved up to the Finance Office, where I work to guide clients through an easy and enjoyable car-buying process.  When a client leaves my office excited about their new car, it is the highlight of my job.


When it comes to purchasing your vehicle, I make every effort to provide the best experience possible.  From offering the lowest interest rate available to making you knowledgeable of all of your options, my goal isn't to make a one-time sale; it's to make you a customer for life.

Outside of the office, my husband, Greg, our daughter and I enjoy family excursions to our cabin up north.  We also spend most of our free time with family and friends (entertaining one 4-year-old in particular, our daughter, Savanna!)

I look forward to seeing you at Grand Blanc Motorcars!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have!  

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Bailey Schmaltz, Asst. Business Manager
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I graduated from U of M Flint last year with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I have been at Grand Blanc Motorcars for one year now and I absolutely love it!


When I'm not at work I love spending time with my friends and family, whether it's a road trip or just spending time at home.

I love helping our customers learn everything there is to know about their new vehicles. My number one goal is for you to love your BMW or Mercedes-Benz and be able to use all of the amazing technology they have to offer.

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Sales

Dean Lakey, BMW Sales Consultant
810-695-4400

After 35 years in the retail business, I found my calling in the automotive industry.  In all those years one thing remained true.  I always enjoy people.  You never know who you're going to meet in a day.  Serving customers at Grand Blanc Motorcars is my #1 objective.  To achieve success in this business, building solid relationships with customers is vital.  I pride myself in instances where the history of vehicle purchases climbs a family tree.  I love seeing the joy of new owners as they take home a quality vehicle that I am confident will serve their needs.  So when their friends and family stop in, a good foundation has already been laid out.

Family is very important to keeping a healthy balance in life, especially with a career that has such a demanding schedule.  I am thankful for the blessings life has brought our family.  We enjoy spending time together, and when recreation is called for, an obsession for golf rises up.  There is nothing like the serenity of the outdoors.

Whether it's an automotive need or just a good cup of coffee, I invite you to stop by.  Here at GBMC, its all about the people!

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Matt Gerry, BMW Sales Consultant
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Shane Marsh, Sales Consultant
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I graduated in December 2017 from Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business with a degree in Supply Chain Management. I began working at Grand Blanc Motorcars in July 2018.


In my free time I love working out and staying active. I have earned my scuba certification and am looking forward to many dives to come.

I love helping in any way and strive to make customers' experience outstanding. I always strive to make the experience faster, smoother, and exciting!

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Sean White, BMW Sales Consultant
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In 2014, I was ranked 5th in the nation in Cadillac sales. I am one of the only salespeople to ever win the Cadillac Crest Trophy 3 consecutive times.


I use to run an audio production studio, I still like to do a little sound production in my spare time. I love to wake up and exercise before work every morning.

I will bring a new level of luxury vehicle buying experience to all of my clients. I treat all of my clients like family and put my heart into helping them find the perfect vehicle.

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Margaret Martin, Internet Coordinator
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I have worked in the automotive dealership industry for over 20 years now. Here at Grand Blanc Motorcars for 5 years. Most of my time has been spent is the Accounting and Finance areas of the dealership and now I head the Internet Department. This new position has brought new challenges and excitement to both my professional and personal life.


When I am not working, I like to spend time with my very large family. This includes my parents, numerous brothers and sisters, tons of nieces and nephews and most importantly, my daughter. My daughter and I enjoy traveling and are able to visit quite a few places with the family spread across the USA. I also enjoy participating in the Crim Festival of Races held every year in downtown Flint, volunteering at the hospital, painting and enjoying the great outdoors.

I am very much a people person and Grand Blanc Motorcars has given me the opportunity to interact with people and help them with the purchase of a great BMW, Mercedes or Toyota.

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BMW Genius

Kayla Ragland, BMW Genius
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Service

Don Speer, BMW Service Advisor
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Dale Hoskins, BMW Service Advisor
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Parts

Ed Kamatoy, BMW Parts Manager
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Steve Gruehn, Parts Consultant
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Marketing

Brian Martz, Digital Marketing Director
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Although this is my first year as a Digital Marketing Director in the automotive industry, I have a vast amount of knowledge from my time at Baker College of Flint earning my Associate's in Digital Media Design.


When I'm not at work I enjoy being active is sports. Hockey is my passion, I played for many years and even tried coaching for one season. Along with sports, I also enjoy hiking, camping, and kayaking.

My goal is to make your web browsing experience as easy as possible and user friendly, as well as monitoring the websites for current and correct information. If there is anything I can do to assist you please feel free to contact me anytime.

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