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McDonald, President of McDonald Automotive Group, was born and raised in
Littleton, Colorado. He graduated from Mullen High School in the class of 1985,
and earned a B.A. in Business from the University of Oklahoma. Michael is also
a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy and has served in the Colorado Metro Auto
Following graduation, Michael returned to Colorado to begin his career at the automotive company his grandfather started over 66 years ago. Three generations of McDonalds have operated McDonald Automotive from their Littleton location for more than 50 years.
Michael began his automotive career working at his family's dealership detailing cars, organizing parts and working in the service bays. He learned the business from the ground up and has worked in every department. This hands-on experience gave Michael an appreciation and working knowledge of the challenges his employees face on a daily basis.
Eventually Michael moved through various sales positions and was promoted to F&I Manager for the Volkswagen store. While the Volkswagen store began to thrive, Michael and his family made the decision to expand the company and acquire an Audi franchise. Michael became its first sales manager and later went on to become the General Manager for each of the group's five franchises (Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Audi). Today, Michael serves the company as President.
While responsible for the company's day-to-day financial performance, Michael is equally focused on preserving the culture of the company his grandfather started in 1948. Michael understands the importance of customer service and community involvement.
Michael is passionate about serving his community through the variety of fundraising committees for local initiatives. Michael and the McDonald Automotive Group have had strong partnerships with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Children's Diabetes Foundation and the Denver Rescue Mission. They organize and participate in many local initiatives including two annual golf tournaments that raise funds for the Children's Diabetes Foundation.
In addition to his automotive career, Michael has partnered with his brother, David, to create Escalante Golf, a boutique owner and operator of luxury golf properties across the country. Since its establishment in 1991, Escalante Golf has grown to own and manage 17 courses in a range of locations from California to Florida. It is one of the few privately owned companies to host multiple PGA Tour events - The WGC World Match Play Championship at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain and the Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston. With more than 20 years of operational experience, this company continues to grow and expand much like the family's automotive business.
Michael and his wife, Jane, have been married nineteen years and have three wonderful children. In his off time, Michael enjoys traveling with his family, attending his children's sporting events and activities, as well as playing rounds of golf with his good friends.
Jeff is a native of Colorado and has been in the automotive industry for 12 years. He is married and has three beautiful children. He enjoys anything to do with sports, i.e. golf, football. He went to Bear Creek high school and Western Illinois University. Jeff played football in college and got a B.S. in education.
Originally from northern Illinois, Adam left to obtain his BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas. After starting his automotive career in Kansas City, he moved to Denver in 2003. Growing up in the Midwest, he is overjoyed to take in all that our state has to offer. Skiing, snowboarding, trail running, and mountain biking are his preferred pastimes. He moved to Evergreen, Colorado in 2004 to enjoy a mountain lifestyle. There he and his wife raise their three children and enjoy the small town community. He is also a former volunteer firefighter in the community.
Adam started his automotive career as a Volkswagen salesperson, quickly moving to Audi. After several years of sales with Audi, he became a Sales Manager of a Porsche dealer, later to move back to his true passion as an Audi Sales Manager. After more than a decade with Audi, Adam is eager to assist clients with the amazing technology that Audi has to offer, as well as the knowledge of pre-owned vehicles of nearly any make.
Craig entered the automotive business after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has spent the majority of his fifteen year career selling luxury automobiles such as, Mercedes, Lexus, Infiniti, and now Audi. In 2012 Craig married his lovely wife and now has a step daughter whom he adores. His favorite activity is going on vacation to the beach with his family.
Throughout his career Craig has learned many important lessons about life. He has found the most important lesson is maintaining his integrity. He has also learned the importance of putting his client's needs before his own. He sincerely tries to ensure that his clients are satisfied 100% of the time.
Craig prides himself on being direct but respectful with sales. He truly understands that no one wants to play games when buying a vehicle. He believes that buying a new or pre-owned vehicle is exciting and should be a fun experience. He appreciates all of his clients who have helped to cultivate his success in luxury automotive sales.
Ryan was born and raised in California where he attended Chico State University as a Psychology Major. He currently lives in Castle Rock and is the proud father of two beautiful and wonderful daughters. When not working, Ryan likes to play chess, shoot pool or read a good book. He has been in the car business for a total of 22 years, and over half his career with the Audi brand making him very knowledgeable about the brand and its competitors.
Jason has worked in the automotive industry for 7 years. He is from Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He moved to Denver in October of 2012. Jason has a passion for Golf. In the summer, he likes to golf every opportunity he gets. He enjoys experiencing new courses for the challenge. Jason also enjoys most outdoor activities and going to sporting events. Jason likes meeting new people and seeing the excitement from new Audi owners.
Monica is a proud Colorado native and a graduate of Colorado State University, achieving a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations. Her professional journey has allowed for a rewarding and useful integration of the two emphasis of study. After a lengthy career in the legal industry, she is grateful to now join the Audi Denver team as their Customer Relations Manager. She is honored to represent The McDonald Automotive Group, a family-owned company, whom historically has maintained a standard of practice that exemplifies integrity in their relationships, honesty in their practices, and a compassionate commitment to their clients.
Over the years, Monica has personally enjoyed participating in multiple community projects and has volunteered for a variety of charity organizations. Connecting with her community in a meaningful capacity allows her to have a unique ability to impact several causes in an informal context, while gaining additional insight on the fundamental issues that affect our community.
As the Customer Relations Manager at Audi Denver, Monica is dedicated to ensuring every guest has a completely satisfactory experience, and the relationships with our clients are meaningful, extending beyond their automotive needs and expectations. Due to Audi Denver's extensive community involvement, Monica is excited for the professional opportunities that will allow her to connect with the people, charities, and businesses that collectively represent this amazing city. She is proud to represent Audi Denver, a dealership that provides our community with quality automobiles and a superior customer experience.
Monica's lifestyle and interests aside from her community and professional interactions include; teaching children's yoga, skiing, reading, cooking, and traveling.
Devin has been with Audi Denver since 2012. She loves to empower her clients by teaching them how to technically care for their Audis. She is originally from Los Angles and now resides in Congress Park (Denver), Colorado. Devin's hobbies include yoga, cerebral podcasts, and watching documentaries.
Leah is a southern girl from the Florida and Georgia state line. Leah relocated to Fort Carson in 2008 to be with her husband during his time in service. Leah fell in love with the mountains and lifestyle Colorado has to offer and decided to trade her surf board for a snow board! Leah and her husband now reside in Littleton and both have joined the Audi Denver Team. Leah and her husband are avid Audi brand enthusiasts, and are excited to explore their enthusiasm with the Audi Denver and McDonald Family.
Leah enjoys her position with Audi Denver as their Sales Assistant. Leah is the first smile you will see as you enter Audi. She is available to our customers for the purpose of ensuring a experience. Leah enjoys taking care of our customers with an inherent Southern hospitality flare. Anything you need, Leah is happy to assist!
When Leah is away from Audi she enjoys community events and volunteering for outreach activities with Flatirons Parish. She enjoys Sunday mountain drives, cooking, and hiking with her dogs, tanning in the sun, and a refreshing cold glass of SWEET TEA!
Savannah has been with Audi Denver starting early this year. She loves learning everything there is about cars and talking to people about their and her favorites. She will happily greet and take care of each client that enters the dealership. She is very friendly and loves to welcome with a warm smile and happily helps you find and pick out your new baby!
She is a Colorado native hailing from a family that loves getting dirty with cars and nature. When not at work she enjoys hiking up at her families cabin in Aguilar, shooting guns, racing on 4-wheelers, jet and water skiing and boating with her family and friends.
She believes in being a free spirit and brings that philosophy into the Audi home by making sure that you are satisfied with your new baby and making sure it captures and reflects your personality.
Rick is a proud Colorado native, specifically the Southwestern Denver Metro area. A motor enthusiast from a young age, Rick started his automotive career at Audi Denver at age 19. He has worked in nearly all departments at various automobile dealerships, and even spent a short time at an independent speed shop. In 2013, Rick was a top ten finalist for Audi's Twin Cup Challenge, an annual event designed to rigorously test service and technical experts on their know-how of Audi vehicles and customer care. Collectively, Rick has almost a decade of exclusive Audi experience, and it is his absolute favorite brand. He enjoys attending various automotive-related events or pacing a race track in his '15 S3 or Nissan GT-R.
Timothy was born and raised in Michigan where he attended Michigan State University and received his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. He currently lives in Highlands Ranch and is the proud father of a beautiful daughter. He has been in the automotive industry since 1996 and began his career selling the Audi brand shortly thereafter. Over the years, Timothy has explored a variety of positions within the sales department and other dealership operations. He has a passion not only for the brand but also for providing his clients with the very best in customer service.
Ken comes to Audi Denver after 20 years of management in the Ski Industry and product development for Healthcare Information Technology. As an avid skier, whitewater kayaker and mountain biker, Ken enjoys spending his time off in the mountains with his family looking for the next run. He came to Colorado by getting a Masters in Communication at Colorado State University, and subsequently lecturing there for two years. Ken is a product and process person, rediscovering the Audi engineering and passion for all of his customers.
Ian moved from Daytona Beach, Florida to Denver, Colorado in search of a new opportunity and a new life style. Ian has always had a keen interest in luxury and performance cars and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to pursue his automotive passion with the Audi Denver team. Ian's professional path has included a variety of hospitality-oriented careers since beginning his professional journey at a young age. Over the years, he has enjoyed providing an exceptional level of service in both his personal and professional affairs.
Growing up in Daytona Beach he is no stranger to premium and high performance vehicles. Ian has been an avid motorcyclist since he was 18 years old and grew up riding on the Coast of Florida. Ian joined the Audi group after coming into Audi Denver to research and explore the brand, " I was so impressed with the product and level of service, I knew that I had to be part of this brand".
A Colorado native, Kyle was born and raised in Colorado Springs where he started his Audi career in 2011. Recruited by the McDonald organization he started working for Audi Denver in January of 2013. He is a huge fan of everything that Colorado has to offer, but especially the Denver Broncos. He is a season ticket holder and has been for over 21 years. GO BRONCOS!
Patrick was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin. Growing up, Patrick's family were passionate Audi owners and Patrick became quite knowledgeable about the brand at a young age. Patrick began his career in the automotive industry as a lot tech at the local Audi dealership in his hometown of Wausau. After high school, he moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Boulder where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Patrick is an Audi enthusiast and has found his niche as an Audi Brand Specialist. When not at work, he enjoys spending his time on the golf course, playing hockey, and snowboarding.
Luis Gonzalez has a passion for luxury cars and matching his clients to the best vehicle for their lifestyles. He joined the Audi Denver team in the summer of 2015 and he is excited to be member of the Audi Denver family.
Luis grew up in New York after moving to the United States from Colombia as a young child. A New York accent exemplifies his diverse background and still lingers. However, his first language is Spanish and he is proud to have maintained his Spanish fluency and heritage over the years.
In 1996, Luis moved to Orlando, Florida, where he met wife, a native of Florida and the two resided in there for several years. Luis' luxury brand experience began in Florida, as an Audi Brand Specialist. In 2012, the couple moved to Chicago where Luis continued working as an Audi Brand Specialist; in 2014, the Gonzalez family moved to Denver, Colorado.
Outside of work, Luis enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two Boxer dogs. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities and adventures, exploring the variety of landscapes and topography that Colorado has to offer. Luis and his wife are self-proclaimed foodies who love to travel and experience new cultures and cuisines.
has been in Littleton, Colorado for 30 years. He enjoys everything about the
State of Colorado and truly appreciates the diversity of both the climate and
the people who live here. He understands their needs and enjoys creating a
personalized and unique car-buying experience, while helping them to find the
car of their dreams in a truly consultative manner.
of his free time is spent with his 8-year-old son. Together, they enjoy playing
a variety of sports and other outdoor activities year-round.
He has been in the luxury automotive industry for 15 years, with involvement and experience in multiple positions within the industry; including fleet services, Lot Technician, Reconditioning Manager, and Internet Sales Manager. He joins the Audi Denver Internet Sales team after a successful career as the Internet Sales Manager for Infiniti.
Taj currently lives in Denver after a series of moves had him living and traveling around the world. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Taj, the son of parents in the US government and travel industries, moved to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates where he lived for 8 years. He then spent time in Hawaii, San Diego and France before settling down in Denver in 2004.
An entrepreneur at heart, Taj owns and manages a video production and photography agency and just recently joined the Audi Denver family in January 2014. Taj loves the Audi brand portfolio of cars and considers himself very blessed and fortunate to work with such an amazing group of sales professionals.
When asked to put his philosophy of life into words, Taj proposes "Dance to the beat of your own drum." To him this means, don't conform to the norm-be different and think differently. "I'm just Taj-a child of the world, living life the best I can, having fun and hopefully making a positive difference."
Chris has worked for Audi in automotive sales since 2012. Originally from Florida, Chris moved to Colorado in 2013 for a "lifestyle" change. Chris has always been an avid Audi enthusiast, and is an active member of the Audi Club Rocky Mountain chapter. You may see him driving around Denver in his camouflage Audi allroad. Chris is also an active member of the "Primal Wear Audi Denver" cycling team, and if he's not on his bike you will find him searching for powder on the slopes.
Hailing from Luckey Ohio, Josh relocated to Denver Colorado in 2011 in pursuit of new adventures. Early on, Josh became familiar with German automotive brands and developed an early appreciation for their precise engineering. He began his automotive career at McDonald Volkswagen in 2011, then transferred to Audi Denver in the summer of 2015. He has gained extensive product knowledge in both the Volkswagen and Audi designs, fueling a more in-depth technical understanding of the German components.
Josh's sense of humor and welcoming smile will make your car-buying experience memorable and fun. He recognizes the value in providing extended customer support following your purchase and is sincerely concerned with your level of satisfaction throughout the sale and ownership of your vehicle.
Josh enjoys social outings and making new friends. He has an appreciation for music and enjoys attending live concerts. Josh would be grateful for the opportunity to make your car-buying experience amazing and unique.
Ryan comes to us from the sun and sand of central/southern New Jersey. He's been a gear head since he got his hands on his first Road & Track magazine at the age of 4. He ventured out to Colorado in 2006 for not only a lifestyle change, but to continue his career. He went to the University of Massachusetts where he studied Management Information Systems.
His automotive experience stems back to 2002, where he stepped into the sales side of Mercedes Benz. He left Mercedes Benz in mid 2014 to join our Audi Denver team. "The progression of the Audi brand is what truly motivated me to come over." He believes in the core values of being up front and honest with his customers as well as providing the highest level of customer service before, during and after the sale.
When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time with his fiancé and 3 kids, as well as golfing, great restaurants, snowboarding and vacationing.