The Newton Nissan South Team

Mike Abbondanza


Mike and his wife, Karen, have two beautiful daughters, Molly and Lucy. Originally from Michigan, he gained his passion for cars while attending college at Northwood University. He is a huge hockey fan, and enjoys being on the lake with his family.

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Mike Castro

Co-owner & General Manager

Mike and his wife, Regina, have a beautiful baby girl named Reese Caroline. Although you wouldn't be able to tell from his accent, Mike was born and raised in New York. He is a fantastic cook, and enjoys boating and playing sports. Mike's favorite car is the Nissan Armada.

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Christopher Miller

Nissan Specialist

Chris is originally from Boston, MA, and he has been working at Newton Nissan South for one year. You may find Chris on the golf course in his down time, or any place that he can watch his favorite Boston sports team take the field. He has been in the automotive industry for three years and his favorite car is his 2014 Nissan Pathfinder.

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Johnny Moss

General Sales Manager

Johnny and his wife have been married for over ten years and have a beautiful daughter, Liberty. He grew up just down the road in Murfreesboro, TN. Johnny has been in the automotive industry for over fourteen years and his favorite vehicle is the Jeep Wrangler.

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Michelle Nevels

Finance Manager

Michelle and her husband, Michael, have three beautiful children. When she was little, her childhood heroes were the Ninja Turtles (her favorite turtle to this day is Raphael). Michelle is genuine, kind, and always goes the extra mile for her customers. We're excited to announce that she has recently been promoted to Finance Manager!

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Joel Marks

Nissan Finance Manager

When Joel was growing up, his childhood hero was the 3rd baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, Mike Schmidt. He still loves baseball, but now has a beautiful wife and two children that capture his attention. Joel loves being a part of the Newton Nissan family and creating happy customers for life.

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Tori Andrews

Nissan Specialist

Tori grew up in Shelbyville and later to went to college in one of her favorite cities, Chattanooga. The love of her life is her sweet dog, Sandy, who she's had as a pet since high school. Tori loves her job because buying a car changes people's lives for the better, and she loves getting to be a part of it!

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Lynn Buchanan

Owner Loyalty Manager

Lynn Buchanan has been married to Tommy for 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her three kids, especially when that involves traveling together. Her favorite car is the Nissan Murano, and she has been with Newton Nissan South for 1 year.

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Blake Wagner

Nissan Rental Car Specialist

Blake grew up in Raleigh, NC, before he made the move to Tennessee. He enjoys playing basketball and golf, watching a good movie, and listening to music. He is also a big LA Lakers and Atlanta Braves fan. His favorite car is none other than the Nissan GT-R.

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Houston Durr

Nissan Specialist

Houston Durr has been married for one year to his wife, Cassandra, and they have one child. In his free time, Houston enjoys spending time with his family and playing video games. He recently moved from detail to sales, and his favorite car is a 2003 Cobra.

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Matthew Sharpton

Nissan Specialist

Matthew is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has been with Newton Nissan South for a few months now. His favorite car is the Nissan 240 SX, because it saved his life once (and it's fast!). His favorite thing about working here is showing people his favorite type of car.

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Nate Sartin

Sales Manager

Nate Sartin is originally from Bell Buckle, TN, and has been working in the auto industry for 5 years, and he loves doing anything that involves cars--driving, fixing, and, of course, selling. His favorite car is a Convertible Z, which he has even named: Frank!


Don Skebo

Nissan Specialist

Don Skebo is originally from Middle Tennessee. He recently joined the Newton Nissan South family. In his free time, he enjoy woodwork and building cars, and his favorite car is a TVR Sagaris.

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