Meet the Sales Staff at Audi Denver in Littleton


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  • Michael
    McDonald
    President

    Michael 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 Dealers Association.

    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.

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  • Steve
    Powers
    General Manager
    303.738.4859


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  • Adam
    Moore
    Director of Appraisals & Acquisitions
    303.738.4838

    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.

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  • Spencer
    Webb
    General Sales Manager
    720.283.5144


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  • Douglas
    Thorne
    Audi Sales Manager
    720.283.5157


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  • Josh
    Tuttle
    Internet Sales Manager
    303.734.2796



    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.



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  • Ryan
    Beavers
    Finance Manager
    720-283-5113


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  • Andrew
    Benavides
    Finance Manager
    720.644.5807

    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.

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  • Jason
    Steele
    Audi Finance Director
    303.738.4815

    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.

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  • John
    Axton
    Audi Brand Specialist
    303.734.2705

    John has been with McDonald Audi since 2001. He has the knowledge to handle any of your new, Certified pre-owned Audi or used car buying needs. Originally from Santa Fe, NM, he now lives in Parker with his family where they live with multiple dogs and horses. His interests include skiing, cycling and dirt biking.

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  • Bill
    Coleman
    Audi Brand Specialist
    720.283.5102


    As a long time Littleton resident whose family has been part of Colorado since 1960, Bill Coleman brings an appreciation of both our city and state. Being a former business owner gives Bill an understanding and perspective that comprehensive customer relationships are paramount to the success of any business. Understanding your wants and needs with regard to the choice of your next vehicle and dealership must be achieved before any form of success can be measured. Bill's desire and goal is to bring this attitude to every perspective and current customer he meets.

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  • Kevin
    Dominguez
    Audi Brand Specialist
    720.644.5818


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  • Jeff
    Engquist
    Audi Brand Specialist
    303-734-2782


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  • Patrick
    Flaherty
    Audi Brand Specialist
    720.283.5163

    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.


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  • Jeremy
    Forcier
    Audi Brand Specialist
    720.644.5816


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  • Shaeylea
    Gibson
    Technologist
    303.795.1100


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  • Sonny
    Kang
    Audi Brand Specialist
    720.644.5804


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  • Mark
    Larson
    Audi Brand Specialist
    303-738-4888

    Originally from Mankato, Minnesota, Mark moved to Aspen about 33 years ago and began his professional career in the transportation and ski industry where he lived and worked for 17 years. The diverse culture of Aspen, paired with his passion for the outdoors provided Mark many opportunities to build meaningful relationships and develop a fundamental understanding and appreciation for a wide variety of people and their respective backgrounds and perspectives.  


    In 2003, his career path evolved to selling luxury brand automobiles which has allowed him to continue to connect with people, understand their needs, and provide them with a customized experience that is comprehensive and overall informative. He looks forward to assisting you with all of your automobile needs. 

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  • Miles
    Malsam
    Audi Brand Consultant
    720.644.5807


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  • Nik
    Martinez
    Audi Brand Specialist
    303.738.4851


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  • Ryan
    Vanyi
    Audi Brand Specialist

    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.

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  • Ryan
    Western
    Audi Brand Specialist
    303.738.4808

    Ryan is a Colorado native who has been a dedicated "Customer First" salesperson for over a decade. Audi Denver's unique approach to providing the best possible experience for every client is something he truly values and embodies with every interaction he has at the dealership. His amazing daughter keeps him focused on the important things in life and he continues to learn from her every day! When possible, Ryan also enjoys fishing, golf, basketball as well as all the great activities our region has to offer. Reach out to Ryan for help with your next vehicle purchase as he is always happy to help.

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  • Jay
    Whittaker
    Audi Brand Specialist
    303.738.4845

    Jay began his selling career in powersports and moved into luxury automobile sales over 20 years ago. Having created innovative websites to help him sell cars in the early days of Internet, Jay was recruited into the dot-com business as a Regional Sales Manager for MSN and Car.com, then developed a successful Internet sales consulting business.


    Working with automotive dealerships resulted in many national sales development awards. Jay is a sales and digital marketing go-to expert on the culture of Internet sales and how it relates to Audi product.

    One of our premier employees, Jay maintains excellent customer satisfaction scores and is a trusted member of the Audi Denver team.

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