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Thomas Abbott, Dealer Principal

I moved to Colorado with my wife Debbie in 1979. We lived in Glenwood Springs until 1986 when we moved to Montrose.

I worked at a Toyota store for 3 years prior to buying what is now Montrose Ford Lincoln Nissan on May 1st, 1986. We used to be located just down Townsend, but we built and moved into our new building in 2001.

My wife and I have been married for 39 years and have two great children. My daughter Kelly is a physical therapist in Texas, and she has our first grandson Gabe. My son Wes moved back here to Montrose last year to continue the family tradition. His wife Sarah is an attorney here in town.

When I am not at the dealership, I enjoy getting out to fly whenever I can. I also enjoy archery, and getting in a round of golf.

Wes Abbott, Executive Manager

I was born in Glenwood Springs, my family moved to Montrose in 1986 when my dad bought what is now Montrose Ford Nissan. My wife and I moved back to Montrose in 2013 so that I could work alongside my dad.

Prior to coming back here I worked in finance and investment for a real-estate firm.

My wife and I enjoy getting out with our two dogs whenever we can. We enjoy hiking and fishing in the summer and snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter. I try to never miss a Broncos game.

Nick Klahr, Sales Manager

I was born and raised on the Western Slope.

I have been with the company for 8 years. I have 13 years of experience with Ford and Lincoln.

I enjoy getting out and fishing and hunting in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

Jim Buchholtz, Parts Manager



Erik Eckman, Sales Consultant

Billy Baxter, Sales Consultant

Brody Highland, Sales Consultant

Marvin Howze , Consultant



Chris Menz, Service Manager

My wife Kimberly and I moved to Montrose in August, 2020, from Rochester, NY, along with two of five children we share. Of the three that stayed back east, we have a daughter that is a nurse at Rochester General Hospital and two college-age kids that attend Clarkson University and Saint Rose University. 

I was born outside Philadelphia, PA, but raised until I was 15 in Eugene, OR, where I developed my passion for the outdoors. I also lived on St. John USVI for six years before moving to Rochester, NY. I enjoy exploring new places, riding ATV's and fishing. I am especially excited to get back into skiing here in beautiful Colorado.

My tenure in the automotive servicing business started in 1995 with earning an Associates Degree in Applied Science as a T-Ten (Toyota technician program) student. My experience includes Express Technician, alignment specialist, and flat rate technician. The opportunity to come up-front and work with customers, first as a service assistant and then as a service advisor, is where I found my calling.

Before moving to Montrose, I was service manager for the last 11 years at Rochester Hoselton Automall and then Dorshcel Automotive Group for lines including Toyota, VW, KIA, Mercedes Benz, Infiniti, and Nissan.

I look forward to meeting all of Montrose Ford - Nissan's customers and continuing to provide the top-notch service experience you have come to expect.

Jimmy Stelljes, Sales Manager

Guillermo Barba, Finance and Insurance

Manual Vargas, Sales Consultant

Dean Wagner, Commercial, Fleet, and Government Manager