Staff


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  • Walt Phillips
    President/General Manager
    620-665-5567


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  • Eldon Estes
    General Sales Manager
    (620)665-5567

    Eldon has over 38 years in the automotive business. He has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as one of the top five dealers in the Kansas City Region for customer satisfaction. He also has earned the prestigious President's Dealer Award an amazing thirteen times. 


    Eldon's goal has has always been to take care of the customer by doing business in the correct and honest way. Here at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Mazda we have a great staff that genuinely care about each and every one of our clients. 

    "Come by, Let's be Friends!" 

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  • Jeff Cox
    New Vehicle Sales Manager
    (620)665-5567

    Jeff was born in Shawnee Mission, KS and grew up in Newton, KS graduating from Newton High School. In 1988, Jeff graduated from Kansas State University ​with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. Upon graduating Jeff went to work for a local sign company, in Branson, MO.

    Jeff is entering his 28th year in the automotive industry, and twenty-seven of those years have been spent right here in Hutchinson, KS. In February of 1989, he entered the automobile industry in Wichita and shortly thereafter he relocated to "Hutch." 

    Jeff worked at Hambelton-LaGreca Chevrolet and Pontiac for fifeteen years, taking care of both retail and fleet customers automotive needs. Jeff has earned recognition in General Motor's Legion of Leaders, Mark of Excellence, and Fleet Elite to name a few.

    In 2005, Jeff joined the team at The Chrylser Dodge Jeep Ram and Mazda dealership where he has remained as a valued and advisor and leader to employees and his many, many clients. 

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  • Tom Mora
    Pre-Owned Vehicle Manager

    Tom is a lifetime resident of Hutchinson for over 50 years. Tom attended Hutchinson High School and Central Kansas Vocational Automotive Technical School. Tom has been in the automotive industry for 32 years in sales, service, and management. He is a father to eight beautiful children and a loving wife who all live here in Hutch. Tom has volunteered his time in coaching football, softball for the local Rec and YMCA!

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  • Dean Mann
    Client Advisor
    (620)665-5567

    Dean is a lifetime Hutchinson resident. Dean is married to his beautiful  wife; they have four children and three perfect grandchildren. Dean prides himself in providing excellent customer service to his long list of repeat clients as evidenced by his over 30 year tenure in the automotive industry.

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  • Skylar White
    Business Manager
    620-665-5567


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  • Brian Powers
    Parts Manager
    620-665-5567


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  • Steve Heller
    Parts Manager
    (620)665-5567

    Steve is a long-time Hutchinson resident. He graduated from Hutchinson High School before branching out into the world of automobiles. Steve has been in the automotive industry for the last seventeen years. 


    Steve has two adorable children and in his spare time he enjoy's watching sports, to include football, basketball, racing, and cheering on his beloved Kansas Jayhawks.  

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  • Reba Weisz
    Service Manager
    (620)665-5567

    Reba is from the small Kansas town of Macksville, where she grew up and graduated from Mackesville High School. Reba relocated to Hutchinson twenty-five years ago and began her career in the automotive industry.


    Reba has 2 beautiful daughters and is married to her loving husband Clete. Reba enjoys spending time with her family and watching her daughters play sports.

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  • Port Bellamy
    Service Advisor
    620-665-5567


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  • Sarah Turner
    Controller
    (620)665-5567

    Sarah was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota where she attended and graduated from Minot High School. She then went on to graduate college in Bismark North Dakota. Upon graduating college Sarah joined the hospitality industry where she managed hotel and motel properties before relocating to Hutchinson in 1994. 


    Sarah's first job in Hutchinson was at a local automobile dealership as a Title Clerk where she honed her skills while rapidly moving up to attain the Controllers position which she held until leaving the dealership in the Spring of 2016. 

    Sarah and her husband are avid motorcycle enthusiasts and riders. She also enjoys gardening and working in the great outdoors.

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  • Cody Blevins
    Client Advisor
    620-665-5567


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  • Derek Pope
    Client Advisor
    620-665-5567


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  • Billie Laflen
    Client Advisor
    (620)665-5567


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  • Gary Klausen
    Client Advisor
    620-665-5567


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  • Adam Pina
    Client Advisor
    (620)665-5567

    Adam is a Hutchinson native, he graduated from Hutchinson High School before attending HCC's Reno County Industrial Votech College.


    Adam was trained and moved up through the ranks in the service industry where he transitioned into the automobile business in the summer of 2016. Adam enjoys participating in various non-profit organizations such as Concerts For The Cause. 

    Adam has a beautiful Fiance Tyann and is the father to three wonderful daughters and two great boys.  

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  • Tyler Ritter
    Client Advisor
    620-665-5567


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  • Brandon Valenza
    Internet Manager
    (620)665-5567


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  • Gerald Nusser
    Lead Parts Counterman
    (620)665-5567

    Gerald was born in El Paso, Texas. His family relocated to Hutchinson when he was just three years of age. He graduated from Hutchinson High School prior to Gerald entering the automobile business. 


    Gerald has over twenty-one years experience the industry with the last seventeen years in the Parts Department. 

    Gerald enjoys shooting, constructing and/or building just about anything from engines, and woodworking to name just a few of his hobbies.

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  • Rex Bainum
    Office Staff
    (620)665-5567

    Rex Bainum was born in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Rex graduated from Emporia State University in May 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After graduation Rex relocated to Washington DC and joined The U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Rural Electrification Administration.   

    Upon leaving the USDA, Rex returned to "Hutch" and became Vice-President of a local bank. He then joined a local CPA firm where he worked for the next five years until he passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in the spring of 1981. Rex went to work for Collins Industries Corporation as an Assistant Corporate Controller for over fifteen years. In total Rex has over forty years of experience in accounting and finance. 


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  • Teresa Knowles
    Office Staff
    (620)665-5567

    Teresa was born in Hutchinson but left Kansas at age three and traveled the world with her military family before returning to "Hutch" for good in 1979. She has been in the automotive industry for over 37 years working in many departments to include; parts, service, and assisting wholesale and retail clients. 


    Teresa handles and finalizes the dealerships paperwork and assists our valued clients with the documents they need in order to register their vehicles with the DMV's across the United States. 

    Teresa and her husband have three children and are grandparents six times over. She enjoys gardening and traveling in her spare time. 

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  • McKenna Deckard
    Receptionist
    (620)665-5567

    McKenna was born and raised in Hutchinson. McKenna attended Nickerson High School before earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology, a Minor in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from McPherson College. She played college softball for four years while earning her degree at McPherson. 


    McKenna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing slow pitch softball, sand volleyball and her time at the gym.  

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  • Linda Deckard
    Warranty Administrator
    (620)665-5567

    Linda is a lifetime Reno County resident. Linda attended Nickerson High School until her junior year; then her family moved to Satanta, KS where she graduated high school. Immediately upon graduating high school she returned to Hutchinson and enrolled in Hutchinson Community College. 

    Linda has been in the automotive industry since 1982 holding various positions throughout her career. 

    Linda is married to her husband Larry for twenty-eight years and they have two beautiful daughters and two adorable and beautiful granddaughters. When Linda is not working she keeps herself busy enjoying various activities with her family.    

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  • Debbie Vieyra
    Cashier
    (620)665-5567

    Debbie was born and raised in Hutchinson where she attended Trinity Catholic High School and Hutchinson Community College. She has been in the automotive industry for the past five years and is always happy to assist our valued clients here at Allen Samuels.


    When Debbie is not working she enjoys spending time with her family. You can also find Debbie at the gym or rooting on and cheering for her beloved Kansas State Wildcats. 

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  • Carol Boswell-Staples
    Service Advisor
    (620)665-5567

    Carol was born in Pratt, Kansas and moved to "Hutch" when she was seven years old. Carol moved Georgia in 1981 and started in the automobile business at a local Ford dealership. 


    Carol and her family relocated back to Hutchinson in the spring of 2016 to be closer to extended family. Carol is married and together they have two children. 

    Carol would like to help with all of your vehicle service needs and she reminds you that here at Allen Samuels Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Mazda we service all makes and models.

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  • Larry Lawrence
    Courtesy Shuttle Driver
    (620)665-5567


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  • Tom Jackson
    Lead Lot Attendant
    (620)665-5567

    Tom Jackson was born in Lyons, Kansas before his family relocated to Hutchinson when he was a child. Tom graduated from Hutchinson High School and joined our dealership team in the summer of 2012. 


    Tom is enthusiastic about his work and very detail oriented. He has held various positions here to include, sales, detail department, and now as our Lead Lot Attendant. 

    When Tom is away from the dealership he enjoys weight lifting, working out, a pick-up game of basketball, shooting, and of course cleaning and working on his vehicles. 

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  • Curtis Littrell
    Technician
    (620)665-5567


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  • Mark Synder
    Technician
    (620)665-5567

    Mark is a lifetime resident of "Hutch." Mark graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1978 and then immediately went to work in the automotive industry.


    Mark has been a technician for over thirty-eight years and has a vast knowledge of the field and is an invaluable asset to our team. 

    Mark is married to his lovely wife and when he is not working he enjoys shooting, bowling, camping, and golf.    

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  • Troy Riggins
    Technician
    (620)665-5567


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  • Calvin Jones
    Technician
    (620)665-5567

    Calvin was born in Sterling, Kansas and graduated from Sterling High School in 2013. After graduation Calvin attended Hutchinson Community College where he earned a degree in Automotive Technology.  


    Calvin is a hard worker and a fast learner. He enjoys playing sports, exercising, and working on any type of vehicle, especially muscle cars.    

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  • Aaron Hankins
    Express Lane Technician
    (620)665-5567

    Aaron was born in Winfield, Kansas and has been in the automotive business for just over a year. Aaron is a quick learner and is very thorough in his daily duties.  


    Aaron is married and enjoys bowling, shooting, and tinkering with cars in his spare time. 

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  • Spencer Green
    Express Lane Technician
    (620)665-5567


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  • Derrick Hull
    Express Lane Technician
    620-665-5567

    Derrick is currently working with us and attending Hutchinson Community College to earn a degree in Auto Mechanics. 


    Derrick enjoys gaming on all levels, fishing, and working on any kind of car. He is very energetic and does a thorough job with an acute sense of accuracy. 

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  • Rusty Burnett
    Make Ready Manager
    (620)665-5567


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