The Newton Nissan South Team

Mike Abbondanza

Owner

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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Dan Goguen

Internet Sales Manager

Dan loves cooking, golfing, and traveling with his family. He's been in the automotive industry for over twenty years, and his favorite car is his 2013 Nissan Maxima. Fun fact about Dan: He's a huge Patriots fan!

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Jim Yeargin

Nissan Specialist

Jim and his wife, Marjorie have 2 children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. His is originally form Orlando, FL and has a Masters in Biblical Studies. Jim has been working here, at Newton Nissan South, for 1 year and he is a great asset to our team.

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Matthew Carman

Nissan Specialist

Matt is originally from Hartsville, TN and currently lives in Murfreesboro. His favorite Nissan vehicle is the 2015 Maxima. Matt has an older sister, named Amanda, who is a Nurse Practitioner in their hometown. On his days off you can find Matt hanging out with friends or out on the golf course.

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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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Josh Hensel

Sales Manager

Josh and his beautiful wife have four kids; Alexis, Josh Jr., Aliviah, and Kaeden. They enjoy watching football and sharing a hot meal as a family. Josh has been in the automotive industry for over three years and has earned the Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence.

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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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Brooks Lehman

Nissan Specialist

Brooks got an early start in the automotive industry by working at a mechanic shop in high school. He then became an auto detailer, and worked his way up to becoming a Nissan Specialist! In his free time, Brooks loves being outdoors and going on backpacking trips.

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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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Stefanie Pruitt

Receptionist

Stefanie was born and raised here in Shelbyville, and enjoys fishing and four-wheeling, especially with her two boys. Her childhood hero was her grandpa, who would tell her endless stories of his travels across the U.S. She loves interacting with customers here at Newton Nissan South, being the first person customers see and speak with every day.

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Jessica Flippo

Nissan Specialist

Jessica is originally from Gallatin, but moved to Marshall County 9 years ago. Her son and daughter are the loves of her life! She loves Nissan's Maxima, and is a tomboy at heart. In her free time, she loves to go four-wheeling and play sports. Above all else, she wants to help her customers have a positive experience here at Newton Nissan South.

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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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Chris Milliken

Nissan Specialist

Chris Milliken has been in the automotive industry for 25 years. He has 3 children and enjoys spending time playing sports and listening to music. His favorite car is a Ford Mustang.

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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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Catherine Wheeler

Nissan Specialist

Catherine Wheeler, or “Cat,” is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She has been with Newton Nissan South for a little over a year, and her favorite car is the Nissan Maxima. She enjoys flying and traveling, and is actually in flight school now, working on her private pilot’s license!

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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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