Meet Our Team

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Eric Stewart, General Manager



Todd Reckley, Sales Manager

Chris Newman, Sales Advisor

Chris has worked at Yark for 14 years. He and his wife have 2 kids that are 10 and 7. His daughter, Laney, is a gymnast, and his son, Connor, plays hockey. Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and golfing. One thing he cannot live without is candy, specifically Red Vines. Chris's favorite place to be is St. Petersburg, Florida. The weirdest job he has ever had was spraying coal at a chemical company; he said he would always come home covered in black dust from the coal. Chris's favorite car is a Nissan Murano. 

Chris Dandino, Sales Advisor

Dino has worked at Yark Automotive for 5 and a half years. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, going to Redwings games, and running a bubble hockey league. He has an 8 year old American Bulldog named Angus. His favorite place to be is at home, and he considers himself a homebody. The weirdest job he has ever had was driving a forklift when he was 14. Dino's favorite car is a BMW. Dino has been Vegan for 7 years.

Andrew Dauer, Sales Advisor

Andrew has been with Yark Nissan for about 5yrs. He started here in Aug 2012 after moving back from Columbus, GA. He has a 5yr old son, Hayden, who will be starting Kindergarten this year. He and his wife, Kristie, have been together just over 2 years and actually met at Yark Nissan when she tagged along with her friend who was shopping for a car. They will be celebrating their 1st anniversary this August as well as closing on their new home together. When not spending time assisting customers, he enjoys a great deal of activities like golf, poker, fishing with his son, camping, movies, and generally just spending time with family. If there was one thing he couldn't live without, it would definitely be his son; he couldn't imagine life without him, and bacon would be a close second! As for a favorite place, he finds sitting on the shore of a lake or the ocean the most enjoyable because it's peaceful. He hasn't really had any weird jobs, but the scariest job he had was knocking doors in the rough parts of Detroit selling home security systems in the dead of winter. As for favorite vehicle, he really likes the new Nissan Titan Pro-4X, such an awesome truck.

TJ Kretz, Sales Advisor

TJ has worked at Yark Automotive for 2 and a half years. His family consists of his mom and dad, his brother Brandon, and his sister Jordan. He lives with his girlfriend of almost 2 years, Kaitlyn. Outside of work TJ likes to watch and play hockey and hang out with friends. One thing he cannot live without is his family, and his favorite place to be is at home. The weirdest job he has ever had was stocking groceries at Meijer. His favorite car is a Nissan Maxima. 

Alex Lyell, Sales Advisor

Alex has worked at Yark Automotive for almost 4 years. He has a large, energetic, very close family ranging from 28 days to 92 years old. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 5 years. Outside of work, Alex enjoys boating, water sports, spending time with family, being outdoors, and anything with speed like fast cars and boats. One thing he cannot live without is his positive outlook on life and his bleeding heart; he cares for a lot of people. Alex's favorite place to be is on any body of water. The most interesting jobs he has ever had are being in the military and working at a whipped cream factory. Alex's favorite car is a Bugatti. 

Derek Balogh, Sales Advisor

Derek worked at Yark from 2012 to 2014 and returned back in September of 2016. He has been married to his wife, Nikki, for 3 years, and they have an 18 month old son, Carter. Outside of work, Derek enjoys spending time at his family's lake house, on their boat wake surfing and wakeboarding. He tries to spend as much time with his family as possible; he says the one thing he cannot live without is his family. His favorite place to be is on the boat. The weirdest job Derek has ever had is building paver patios. His favorite car is a Nissan Maxima.



Nick Russell, Finance Manager



Rick Nijakowski, Service Manager

Russel Morey, Service Advisor

Justin Schwartz, Service Advisor

Jason Jaworski, Service Advisor

Jason has worked at Yark Automotive for 5 years. He lives with his girlfriend, and they have 2 cats and 3 chinchillas. Outside of work, his favorite thing to do is be outside. One thing Jason cannot live without is his car because he loves traveling and driving. His favorite place to be is Philadelphia. The weirdest job Jason has ever had is being a grounds keeper at a manufacturing company. His favorite car is a '67 Shelby GT 500. 

Amber Fafard, Warranty Advisor



Reuben Smith, Parts Manager

Dan Case, Parts Advisor