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.

Mike Abbondanza

Owner

Mike and his wife, Karen, have two beautiful daughters, Molly and Lucy. Originally from Michigan, he gained his passion for cars while attending college at Northwood University. He is a huge hockey fan, and enjoys being on the lake with his family.

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Jason Parsley

Nissan Specialist

Jason has been in the auto industry for over 19 years. He has a strong faith in God, loves playing guitar, and likes to restore amplifiers in his free time. He and his wife, CeCe, live in Gallatin and will celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary this Fall!

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Collin Gervais

Nissan 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 Cutrell

Nissan 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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Kyle Bolton

Nissan Internet Manager

Kyle grew up on a small farm in southwest Oklahoma. He loves helping people, whether it's volunteering, or finding a car that fits perfectly into his customer's budget. Interesting fact about Kyle: He received a scholarship to study in Belgium and the United Kingdom, where he got to perform an archaeological dig!

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Randy Miles

Nissan Specialist

Randy and his wife, Zola, have two daughters and two grandchildren. On his days off, he loves playing golf with his wife. Randy has been in the automotive business for over 21 years, and his favorite car is the Nissan Altima.

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Kevin Mears

Nissan Specialist

Kevin is a fun-loving guy who enjoys trout fishing at Caney Fork River, and hanging out with his two kids, Mason & Marisa. Kevin has been in the automotive industry since 1992 and his favorite car is the Nissan Maxima.

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Dave Daniels

Nissan 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 Drusky

Nissan 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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Justin George

Nissan Sales Manager

Justin recently joined the Newton Nissan team. Be the first to leave a review of your experience with him!

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Anthony Green

Nissan Finance Manager

Anthony was born and raised in Middle Tennessee and graduated from UT Martin. He and his wife, Lindsey, just welcomed their first child this past Spring! He loves to travel & see the world.

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Ryan Martin

General 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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Alex Davis

Nissan Finance Manager

Alex married his high school sweetheart this past year. Originally from North Carolina, he now calls Hendersonville, TN, his home. Alex loves golfing and watching other sports.

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Ben Farmer

Nissan 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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Bruce Moss

Nissan Sales Manager

Bruce recently married his beautiful wife, Jennifer, in the spring of 2013. He was raised in Michigan and is a huge fan of the Wolverines and the Detroit Red Wings. Bruce has been in the automotive business for ten years.

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Josh Vinkler

Nissan 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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Olivian Balaj

Nissan Specialist

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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David Stone

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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Dave Holle

Nissan Specialist

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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Tim Clark

Nissan Specialist

Tim has been apart of the Nissan team since 2000. He loves kayaking, biking, and spending time with his son, Dalton, age 18. His favorite car was his '86 Monte Carlo. Tim loves cars... he's had 53 of them!

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Matthew McSwain

Nissan Specialist

Matthew is one of five kids out of the McSwain family. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, and planted roots in Nashville a few years ago. A few of his favorite things are his family, old school muscle cars, and his 5 year old Pittbull named Captain.

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Kevin Valentine

Nissan Specialist

To say that "Kevin loves trucks" would be an understatement. Kevin has been building model trucks for over 30 years. Kevin also loves to go fishing,but he'd prefer to do so without seeing water moccassins near his boat.

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JT Rosenthal

Nissan Specialist

JT grew up in Dallas, TX. He and his wife have two daughters, Michaela and Anna. JT enjoys live music and anything having to do with the water. He has been a member of the auto industry for over 3 years, and his favorite car is the Datsun 240Z.

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Terri Appleton

Nissan Specialist

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Brandon Benderman

Nissan Specialist

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Wes Lybrand

Nissan Specialist

Wes was born & raised in Charleston, SC. He grew up surfing & he has since been all over the world chasing waves. When his long-time girlfriend got signed to a record label, he moved to Nashville to support her in achieving her dream. Although he is new to the automotive world; he has always been a car enthusiast & has enjoyed helping people in his previous 12 year career in the Food & Beverage industry. His favorite car is the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder (the car from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”).

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Paul Dillard

Nissan Specialist

Since his father served the United States Air Force, Paul grew up traveling around the world. His family was stationed in the Netherlands for eight years, where Paul graduated High School. He loves cars and people, so it makes perfect sense for him to be working at Newton Nissan. Paul's favorite vehicle is the the 1998 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo.

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Roger Blackburn

Nissan Specialist

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Roy McGregor

Nissan Specialist

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