The Newton Nissan Team
Our people are the heart and soul of Newton Nissan of Gallatin. That may sound cliché, but it’s true. From our management and sales team to our technicians and financing specialists, each person willingly provides their expertise in a friendly and courteous manner. Rather than just showing you our team, we wanted to give you a chance to get to know them, so watch the videos below and learn a little more about the folks you’ll be dealing with when you visit Newton Nissan of Gallatin.
Collin GervaisNissan Specialist
Collin Gervais was born & raised right here in Nashville! He has been working for over three years with the Nissan brand; of which his favorite model is definitely the Maxima. He is currently in the 5th Nissan of his own, having owned a Sentra, two Altimas, & two Maximas! Fun fact about Collin: he also admittedly loves Apple products; this has earned him the title of our resident "tech guru". Collin’s customers are well known for keeping in touch & following him via social media.
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Daniel CutrellNissan Specialist
Danny grew up in Hendersonville, TN, and has been married to his wife, Lisa, for almost 40 years. They have two beautiful daughters. In his free time, Danny enjoys traveling and scuba diving. His favorite car is the '67 Corvette (with a 427 engine)!
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Dave DanielsNissan Parts & Service Director
Dave has been in the automotive industry for 30 years. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children and four grandchildren. When he's not spending time with his family, you can find him outdoors fishing or woodworking.
Tad DruskyNissan Administrative Manager
Tad is married to his beautiful wife, Heather, who teaches elementary school in Portland. An interesting fact about Tad: When he was a little boy, Tad went on tour with his dad, Roy, who was a country music singer. The Drusky family got to share the road with Conway Twitty & Kitty Wells.
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Ryan MartinGeneral Manager
Ryan is a former minor league catcher for the Atlanta Braves. He and his beautiful wife, Melissa, reside in Gallatin with their son. While you're visiting our Nissan store, you'll probably get to hear Ryan's most famous trait... his extremely audible laugh!
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Ben FarmerGeneral Sales Manager
While Los Angeles, California is where Ben was born, he grew up in Cambridge, England. His two Basset mix dogs, Duncan and Hunter, keep him occupied when he’s not watching rugby or motorsports. Recently engaged to his girlfriend Ashley, Ben is looking forward to spending his summers in Trinidad where his fiancé is from.
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Josh VinklerNissan Finance Manager
Josh was actually raised in the seaside city of Corpus Christi, TX, until he moved to Hendersonville, TN with his family in 1999. He is the proud father of a wonderful six year old daughter. Josh has a pleasant, easy-going personality & a quiet wit that has the effect of making customers feel both relaxed & unhurried. In addition to what he refers to as his all-around “general awesomeness”, Josh is a true Mustang enthusiast & very much enjoys working on his 500hp stallion! Sidenote: Destiny fans will appreciate his Warlock prowess in leading & tracking.
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Nissan Merchandising Manager
Olivian has traveled around the world. He was born in Timisoara, Romania and relocated to the States after he turned 3. His favorite car is the Nissan Skyline GT-R because of its legendary speed. Olivian enjoys spending time with his friends and coworkers, watching soccer games (or as he says in Romanian: fotbal), and being a part of Bethel Romanian Church.
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Nissan Service Advisor
David has been a Service Advisor for seven years and enjoys helping customers with their car maintenance needs. He is married and has two wonderful children. David's hobbies include fishing, camping, and shooting sports. Interesting fact about David: He is an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and the United States Army.
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Nissan Finance Manager
In Dave’s own words, he’s been married to his “smoking hot” wife for 16 amazing years and they’ve raised two wonderful kids together: Austin and Jaimy. Whether it’s disc golf, mountain biking, or just hanging out at the lake or beach, any activity that Dave can do with his family is alright with him. Originally from California and Minnesota, Dave’s been in the car business for 24 years. His favorite automobile is the 1963 split-window Corvette.
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Matthew McSwainNissan Specialist
Matthew is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is engaged to Miranda. When he's not at work, he loves doing anything outdoors and spending time with his son. He also has done mission work in Mexico and Peru. His favorite car is a 1957 Chevy Belair, and he has been in the car industry for 6 years.
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Brandon BendermanNissan Specialist
Brandon has been with Newton Nissan for two years now. His favorite vehicle is the Nissan Titan because of its dependability. He enjoys working with people every day, seeking to do his best to put them in a new or used vehicle that best meets their needs.
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Roger BlackburnNissan Merchandising Director
Roger grew up on a small farm in western Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Army & is the proud father of three. Serving in the community & helping others is one of his passions. Roger has traveled to Germany, Costa Rica, & the Virgin Islands, but is most interested in hearing the adventures of others! His favorite vehicle is the Nissan Titan, due to its spacious styling, horsepower, & capabilities.
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Brian HosierNissan Specialist
Brian has been happily married for 4 years to his wife Rosemary. They have two kids. Brian grew up right here in Gallatin and has been working in the auto industry for 4 years. Church and Family are what's most important to Brian. His favorite car ever is a 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner.
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Tyler DavisNissan Specialist
James SheppardNissan Specialist
Cole ChrismanNissan Specialist
Cole was born in Nashville, TN but spent most of his early years in Pleasant View, TN. When he was 14, he moved to White House, TN until he graduated high school. In his spare time, Cole enjoys day trading foreign currencies and penny stocks. He likes wake boarding on the lake with his friends, golfing, and playing basketball. His favorite vehicle is a Subaru WRX STi.
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