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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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew's career in the Automotive Industry began as a teenager
in 1995. In the Spring of 2015, he joined Audi Denver's Finance team and
is excited to be serving his hometown community. A Littleton, Colorado native,
Andrew attended Chatfield High School and excelled as a basketball player
achieving a full scholarship to Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. In
1999, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Marketing
and Business Management, with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting. His
educational background provided him with the knowledge and applicable training
to focus his path towards finance. Shortly after beginning his automotive
career, he was promoted to Finance Manager, a position he has continued to
enjoy and maintain since 2003. Andrew's extensive finance experience within the Automotive
Industry has allowed him to better understand his customer's needs, and more
effectively provide each customer with an individual and customized approach.
Andrew continues to play basketball recreationally and shares
his love of the game and "game IQ" with his four beautiful
children. When he is not playing basketball, Andrew volunteers regularly
at the Downtown Denver Aquarium as a scuba diver. He enjoys traveling to exotic
destinations to explore ocean life around the world.
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.
Kristin joins Audi Denver as our evening receptionist. Her experience in a variety of retail settings over the past 4 years has provided her with a unique opportunity to experience a high-paced retail environment and the associated dynamics. As a Colorado native, Kristin enjoys hiking and snowboarding. Some of her favorite places to snowboard are Keystone and Breckenridge. Kristin has a variety of professional interests but hopes to establish a professional path in Business.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 Vanyi, originally from central/southern New Jersey relocated to Colorado in 2006. He's been an avid car enthusiast since the young age of 4, enjoying publications such as Road & Track magazine and working on cars with his father.
He attended University of Massachusetts on a full track scholarship, where he studied Management Information Systems, with a concentration on Computer Science.
His automotive career began in 2002 with Mercedes Benz USA. After 12 successful years with the Mercedes Benz brand, both corporate and sales, his passion for the Audi brand began to develop. This new development ultimately yielded a new direction with a new brand for Ryan. "The progression of the Audi brand is what truly motivated me to come over," he recalls. He believes in the core values of honesty and transparency in his interactions and he understands the importance of providing the highest level of customer service during the sale and throughout his client's ownership of their vehicle.
When not selling cars, Ryan enjoys exploring the Colorado outdoors, whether it's snowboarding, climbing 14ers and hiking, as well as golfing, great restaurants, surfing and vacationing.
Logan Erdmann, a Colorado native and Audi enthusiast has been a part of the Audi Denver Team since June of 2013. Logan provides sales and service support as a Senior Lot Technician, managing a variety of elements relating to our inventory. As a Jeep and Audi enthusiast, Logan appreciates the performance and functionality of the brand, in addition to the fun driving experience that Audi's are known to offer.
Logan is attending Arapahoe Community College pursuing his EMT certification to become a firefighter. When Logan is not attending school or working, he is heads to the mountains to snowboard, hike, camp, fish, and four-wheel. He also enjoys watching and playing football with his friends.