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MANAGEMENT

Gerard Smith
General Store Manager

Gerard grew up in Claflin, KS and has been with Conklin since 1986! He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 2 boys. He also likes taking walks, working in his yard, and cheering for the KC Chiefs. Gerard oversees the entire sales team at our Salina location.

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Brian Garrett
Chevrolet Sales Manager

Brian grew up in Texas and has worked for Conklin Cars since 1998. He and his wife Emily have 5 children and enjoy live music and sporting events. Brian played football at Bethany College, and he roots for the KC Chiefs and the TX Longhorns. Brian is also on Facebook! Don't forget to find him @BrianGarrettConklinHondaSalina and Like and Follow him!

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Javier Lopez
Used Cars Manager

Yo hablo español - Javier grew up in Salina, Kansas and has worked for Conklin Cars since 1998. Javier loves to spend time with his wife and 3 kids. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, landscaping, doing construction projects, and watching the Oklahoma Sooners.

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Josh Knoll
Used Truck Manager

Josh grew up in Stockton, Kansas and has worked for Conklin since 2002. Josh loves to spend time with his wife and 2 children. Josh and his family enjoy taking trips together. Josh also likes fishing, golfing, and he's also a KU and NY Giants fan. You can also catch him on Facebook: Josh Knoll at Conklin Cars.

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FINANCE

Larry Henoch
Finance Manager

Larry the Legend grew up right here in Salina, Kansas and has been with Conklin for 21 years! He's a KC Royals fan, an avid outdoors-man, and enjoys spending his free time with his wife, kids and grandchildren.

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Todd Hopkins
Finance Manager

Todd grew up in Colorado and then moved to Hutchinson He's been at Conklin Cars since 1998. When he's not working he spends time with his daughter and cheers for the Denver Broncos. He also enjoys competitive shooting and hanging out with friends while eating a good meal or watching a movie.

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Sales Department

Chase Kaiser
Sales Representative
(785) 502-0858

Chase grew up in Salina, Kansas and recently started at Conklin. Chase is a 2018 graduate of Sacred Heart here in Salina. When he is not at work you can find Chase playing music on the guitar, working on his cars in his garage, or spending time with family and friends. Chase wants to give you the best vehicle buying experience possible. So, give him a call or email him today! Or catch him on Facebook!

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Eric Workentine
Sales Representative
(941) 549-7564

Eric Warkentine is a Salina native. After graduating from South H.S., Eric attended the University of Nebraska on a wrestling scholarship where he completed his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice & French. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Florida where he began his professional career in insurance & finance while obtaining his MBA with honors from the University of Florida. His proudest achievement are his two children who are also Gator alumni. 

After nearly two decades of owning & operating his own successful financial planning firm and annually being ranked in the top 1% of all insurance professionals nationwide, Eric decided to seek out a new adventure by leaving the Sunshine State and returning home with his fiancee, who is also a Salina native. 

Eric specializes in all facets of the car buying process from leasing to purchasing, whether it be navigating the way for first-time buyers or assisting with trades and the pre-owned market. His white-glove, client-first focused approach makes him a trusted resource for all of your automotive needs to make sure your next vehicle purchase is an easy, fun, stress-free experience. 

In his free-time, you can find him teaching tennis or refereeing local area youth wrestling where he got his start at age 5. Eric enjoys the outdoors and camping at the lake with the love of his life and their 3yr old Husky, Rylee. He is grateful for his friends and family and his reputation for building lasting client relationships through trust, honesty & integrity is transparent in welcoming new and existing clients to Conklin Cars. 

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Jaron Bell
Sales Representative
(785) 201-5446

I am here to assist you with any of your vehicle shopping needs. Feel free to call and ask for me at any time.

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Jason Langen
Sales Representative
(785) 820-6153

Jason is here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to email him at any time, or catch him on Facebook: Jason Langen at Conklin Cars Salina.

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Javier (Javi) Almaguer
Sales Representative
(785) 829-8823

Yo hablo español- Javi grew up in Gypsum, Kansas and loves to spend time with his family. He's engaged with a 2-year-old daughter and 3 dogs. They enjoy being outside, hunting and fishing, riding motorcycle, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He's bi-lingual, Spanish and English, and is here to help you with your car shopping needs. So, give him a call or email him today! Or catch him on Facebook! Like and Follow him @AlmaguerAutoSales

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Jeremiah Herwig
Sales Representative
(785) 643-6007

I am here to assist you with all your vehicle shopping needs. Feel free to email me any time.

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Joel Correa
Sales Representative
(785) 819-0006

Yo hablo español - Joel has been with Conklin since 2015 and grew up in Salina, Kansas. He spends his spare time with his son, family,and friends. He really loves being at the lake and is a Dallas Cowboys fan. He also enjoys car shows, racing, music, and sports.

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Kaleb Albarado
Sales Representative
(785) 819-1834

Kaleb grew up in Kansas City and previously was a part of a Firefighting and EMS team. He enjoys playing and watching sports, like the Kansas City Royals, Chiefs, and the LSU Tigers. Kaleb regularly attends Church and church events. He met some of his family for the first time, in New Orleans, and has adopted his nieces and nephews. He's excited to work with you and help you find the perfect vehicle. So call him today!

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Kam Xaysongkham
Sales Representative
(785) 342-6502

Kam grew up in California and has been with Conklin since 2005 and he speaks Laotian. You'll find him spending his free time with his family, which includes his 3 kids and their dog. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing, coaching, and playing softball. He's a big fan of KU, the 49er's and the Giants! You can catch him on Facebook: Kam Xaysongkham at Conklin Cars Salina, don't forget to Like and Follow him!

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Matt Snyder
Sales Representative

Matt grew up in Abilene, Kansas and has been with Conklin since 2007! When he's not at work you'll find him playing with his children and German Shepard, as well as, watching sports. He loves watching his son play various sports and he's a KU fan!

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Matt Wallace
Sales Representative
(785) 819-5285

Matt grew up right here in Salina, KS and joined Conklin Cars in 2014. When he's not at work he's spending time with his 2 daughters and son. He enjoys music, watching or playing sports, and cheering for KU or the Bengals. Matt can be found on Facebook @MattWallaceConklinCars, don't forget to Like and Follow!

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Pam Severson
Sales Representative
(507) 530-0144

Pam grew up in Minnesota and has been with Conklin since 2011. She roots for the Vikings and Twins. She enjoys spending her time away from work with her large, blended family! Pam and her husband enjoy cooking and hanging out with friends and family whenever possible!

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Ronda Crist
Sales Representative
(785) 787-9461

Ronda grew up right here in Salina, Kansas and has been with Conklin since 1997! She graduated from Ell-Saline in Brookville and has 2 sons. She enjoys going to car shows in her spare time, as well as cheering for the KC Royals.

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Sean Cabral
Sales Representative
(785) 914-6632

Sean was born and raised in Salina KS and is a die-hard KU and Chiefs fan. You can catch him playing PC games in his free time, and you might even see him looking for a deal at a garage sale or two! He's happy to answer any questions you may have about your new vehicle, so come and see him today!

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Tim Putman
Sales Representative
(785) 452-8691

Tim is happy to help you find your next vehicle contact him today to get started!

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SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Chuck Jones
Service & Parts Director

Chuck started with Conklin in 1996. He has 3 children Blake, Peyton and Addison. He enjoys spending free time going to his children's events and cheering them on. Chuck loves the KC Royals and the K-State Wildcats.

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Jessie Jones
GM Service Advisor

Jessie has been the GM Service Advisor at Conklin for five years. She enjoys meeting and talking to her guests about their vehicle needs!

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Caitlyn Neimczyk
Service Advisor Assistant

Caitlyn is from Junction City, KS! She has been with Conklin Cars a little over 3 years now. She has two beautiful children "who are my world". Caitlyn loves being in the Service Department at Conklin Cars because "it allows me to express my love for my community and taking care of people in any way possible whether it be checking there tire pressure or getting them back on the road for a trip."

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BODY SHOP

Mark Wallace
Body Shop Manager

Mark has been involved in the Collision Repair Industry for 38 years. He started working for Conklin's in November of 2009. "This job gives myself and my team the ability to help others when they need help with their vehicle."

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Don Lewis
Assistant Body Shop Manager

Don started with Conklin in February 2006. Don enjoys helping others. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors & wood working.

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Andlee Phengphachanh
Body Shop Estimator

Andlee has been with Conklin Cars since 2013 and speaks Laotian! He enjoys playing with radio controlled anything, traveling and spending time with his family, including his 2 sons. He cheers for the Seahawks and KSU, though he grew up in Seattle, WA.

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