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


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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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 has been married to his wife Reagan for 6 years, and they have "1 wild boy" together. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and hunting, and he has visited all 50 states!

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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 Director

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

General 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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Bruce Moss

Nissan Sales Manager

Bruce is married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer. 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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Nick Nieves

Service Manager

Nick is originally from upstate NY, but moved to Nashville about 10 years ago. He has a wife, Casey, and three kids.

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 Finance Manager

In Dave’s own words, he’s been married to his “smoking hot” wife for 20 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 28 years. His favorite automobile is the 1963 split-window Corvette.

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Tim Clark

Nissan Sales Manager

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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Sam Huy

Internet Sales Manager

Sam is originally from Nashville, and he has been married to his wife Megan for 6 years. In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing video games, and photography. Interesting fact about Sam: his family is originally from Cambodia, and he has traveled and stayed there for 3 weeks!

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Robert Judd

Nissan Specialist/Special Finance Manager

Robert was born in Alaska, and grew up in many different places as a military kid, and has been married to his wife Jessica for 9 years. His favorite car is a '67 GTO. In his free time, Robert likes spending time with his family and fishing.

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Roger Blackburn

Nissan 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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Sheryl Morris

Owner Loyalty Manager

Sheryl Morris has been a member of the Newton Nissan team since July of 2015. She has three children, MacKenzie who is 17, Megan who is 11, and her youngest, Ethan, who is 7. She was born in Jacksonville, FL and has since lived in Maggie Valley, NC and Gallatin, TN. She enjoys reading, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family. She is also a fan of the Nashville Predators.

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Katie Rosenbaum

Marketing Manager

Katie is originally from Knoxville, and she moved to Nashville in 2017 to work for Newton Nissan. She is a Tennessee softball fan, and loves flying. Fun fact: Katie lived in India for 2 years!

Kyle Peacock

Parts Manager

Kyle is originally from Portland, TN. He and his wife have two kids, Caleb & Kayla Jo. In his free time, he coaches his daughter's softball team and travels with his son's racing group! His favorite car is the '69 Dodge Charger.

Scott Reyburn

Parts Specialist

Scott has lived in Portland for the last three years, and has been with Newton Nissan for almost nine years! His favorite car is a Chevrolet Camaro.

Kristy Wade

Parts Specialist

Kristy is from Portland, TN. She has three daughters. In her free time, she enjoys playing and practicing softball with her daughters. She's been with Newton Nissan for over five years.

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Edd Phillips

Parts Specialist

Edd lives right here in the Gallatin area. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and fishing.

Bobby Smith

Parts Specialist

Bobby is from Mt Juliet. He has a daughter named Maddy. In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle.

Matthew McSwain

Nissan 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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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 1998 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo.

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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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Brandon Benderman

Nissan Specialist

Brandon has been with Newton Nissan for three 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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Jon Swindle

Nissan Sales Specialist

Jon grew up in Nashville, TN. In his free time, Jon enjoys fishing, hunting, and reading. His favorite vehicle is a Nissan Titan XD! Fun fact about Jon: he played college football!

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James Sheppard

Nissan Specialist

ames was born in Hollywood, California. He has been with his wife for thirty-three years and is blessed with two lovely children and three grandchildren. James’ hobbies include old cars and fishing.

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Robert Thomas

Nissan Sales Specialist

Robert grew up in Gallatin, TN, and has been selling cars for 27 years. He has 2 kids, Chauncey and Kaelah, and he has been married to his beautiful wife, Natasha McQuarters for 17 years. In his free time, he enjoys playing shortstop in a softball game!

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Nick Tice

Nissan Sales Specialist

Nick is originally from California, but grew up just down the road in Hendersonville. In his free time, Nick enjoys fishing and sports, and his favorite car is the GT-R!

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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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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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Hasna Durakovic

Receptionist and Service BDC

Hasna moved to this area two years ago with her family. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends and go shopping.

Dalton Clark

Service Advisor

Dalton Clark has been with Newton Nissan for 5 years. He enjoys anything related to cars, and his favorite car is a Nissan 240SX.

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Daryl Oldfield

Nissan Specialist

Daryl has been married to his wife Jennifer for 17 years. He is from Mt. Juliet, and in his free time, he loves to hunt, fish, and watch college football. An interesting fact about Daryl: he is a butcher by trade!

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Zach Newton

Nissan Specialist

Zach grew up in Atlanta, but has been in Gallatin for 6 months. He has a beautiful wife and a son. In his free time, he loves to be with his family as well as being on the water!

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Mitch Roberts

Service Advisor

Mitch is originally from Atlanta, GA, but loves living in Tennessee. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and going to the lake!

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