We would like to introduce you to our wonderful staff!  Click any image below to get each member's contact info and to learn more about us!

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Management

Heather Pauquette
General Manager

Heather Pauquette has been a part of the automotive industry for over 20 years. As a teenager, she worked as a cashier at her local dealership. Throughout the years Heather has worked in many departments including Human Resources, Main Office, Service, and Sales. Arriving in Bennington in April of 2019 as the Finance Manager. She transitioned into the Sales Manager and Finally the General Manager in May of 2021.

 

Over time, Heather has been awarded the 20 under 40 award for community service and integrity in the workplace. She has also coached and run many outdoor activities. Two of Heather's favorite sports to coach were Little League Softball and Youth Basketball. This was because she got to do it as her daughters grew up. Heather is very involved in her community and has led and directed many community fundraising events such as 5k races, half-marathons, and even a lighted tractor parade!

 

Outside of the dealership, you can find Heather traveling with her husband and their 4 daughters whenever they can, watching sports, or enjoying concerts. Heather does love her shoes, evidenced by the ever-present shoe calendar that resides on her desk. She also loves her dogs, Pre, her sweet Lab-Pitbull mix, and her two "Frenchies" Johnny & June, Lundgren Subaru's very own Ambassadogs! You can spot them at the Bennington dog park when they are not at the dealership.

 

You can reach her at hpauquette@lsubaru.com


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Michael Carazza
Sales Manager


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William McLaughlin
Parts Department Manager


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Kevin Thivierge
Office Manager


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Michael Meyer
Digital Director Lundgren Automotive Group


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Sales

Ted Free
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Teddy Free "The Suby Dude" has been in the car business for 30 years, with 8 of those years here at Subaru. His objective is to ensure all his customers receive a good deal. Ted's definition of a good deal is "Buying a car you love, at a price you can afford, from someone who takes care of you during and after the sale". This has been the foundation of Ted's philosophy and attitude, which has resulted in many satisfied customers. Additionally, you will laugh and have a good time. Being treated like a human being and not just a number. Ted has lived in Bennington, Vermont since 1990. In his free time Ted enjoys spending time with his 3 boys. He also enjoys swimming and many other sports.

 

You can reach him at tfree@lsubaru.com


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Joshua Brophy
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Joshua Brophy has serval years of experience in sales, A love for cars, people, and the great outdoors. When Josh isn't helping folks find the best vehicle to suit their needs, he can be found on the river with a fly rod in his hand or on-stage performing music. He is well versed in all Subaru products and his willingness to go above and beyond has been the source of many happy customers. Many of those customers have said he is able to take the sting out of the car buying process. If you happen to swing on though don't hesitate to ask him for help. As he will be more than happy to assist you in any way that he can.

You can reach him at joshuab@lsubaru.com

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Betsy O'Connell
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Betsy O'Connell has been driving Subaru's since graduating high school. Her first Subaru was a 5-speed manual Subaru Legacy in Ruby Red Pearl. She chooses to sell Subaru's because it's the only manufacture she trust to get her up and down the mountain without fail - all winter long. Most recently she's driving a Red 2017 Outback Limited. Outside the dealership you can find Betsy out in the garden or inside reading a good book. She also enjoys raising her Plott Hounds and her Lab "Cha Cha" but, her most enjoyable moments are spent with her family watching her two little Grandsons of hers grow. Betsy has been selling Subaru's now for about 6 years. If your new to the area come test drive a Subaru "It's a part of the landscape here in Vermont".

You can reach her at boconnell@lsubaru.com


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Nicholas Gambardella
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Nick Gambardella has years of sales experience and thrives to give people a positive experience. He does this by using one very important skill Listening Nick believes "If you simply listen to the customer, they will tell you exactly what they need". Although this is a simple skill, it's often overlooked by many. Nick learned a lot from his father who was a Service Director for over 40 years. In fact, that's why Nick chooses to work in the automotive industry. Nick was born and lived in Hollywood, Florida until attending college. He then moved to Bennington, Vermont while attending Southern Vermont College and later MCLA. Apart from work you can find Nick sheading down the mountain on his skis or downhill mountain bike. You can also find him cruising around in his 2011 WRX Limited.

You can reach him at ngambardella@lsubaru.com or 954-552-2099.


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Gavin MacIntyre
Vehicle Delivery Specialist / Photographer

Gavin MacIntyre has a unique perspective on automotive photography and design. Pushing boundaries on how we view vehicles. Gavin's passion for Art & Design extends back to middle school where he picked up his first camera. In his free time, you can find Gavin creating something, visiting art museums, thrifting, going to concerts, and car shows. Gavin believes that "Good design can change everything" from how to view something to how you interact with it. Gavin uses the same problem-solving skills from design to help teach customers how to use the technology in their new Subaru's. 

You can reach him at gmacintyre@lsubaru.com


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Johnny & June
Dealership Ambassadors


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Finance

Peter Jappen
Finance Manager

Peter Jappen "Petie" has been with Subaru for 2 and a half years. Starting as a sales and leasing consultant he transitioned into the Finance Manager in the fall of 2020. Pete's goal is to bring trust back to the Finance Manager's name. He does this by educating and informing his customers rather than pushing towards products they may not need, allowing his customers to make educated decisions. Pete grew up in the small town of Hyde Park, NY. Now residing in Bennington, Vt with his girlfriend Jordan, their 1-year-old Kai, and their dog Max. In his free time, Pete enjoys gaming and modifying his 508HP 335i or driving his 2019 Subaru Impreza Sport.

You can reach him at pjappen@lsubaru.com


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Service & Parts

Ashleigh Stringham
Service Advisor

Ashleigh Stringham was born and raised in Bennington, VT. Living in North Adams, MA for a short period. When outside of work you can find her going on drives in her 2016 Subaru Legacy or reading a good book. This is Ashleigh's first job in the car business but, she applies her many years of customer service experience to her job. She is most proud of earning her bachelor's degree from Southern Vermont College as well as working on her master's in forensic psychology. 


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Tammy Guetti
Service Staff


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Ray Daniels
Lot Manager


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Aaron Mazza
Mechanic


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Amy Thivierge
Service BDC


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Brad Tremblay
Mechanic


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Greg Brown
Certified Subaru Technician


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Jake Jelley
Certified Subaru Technician


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Tanner Gates
Lube Technician


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Zach Tremblay
Subaru Certified Technician


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Ryan Griffin
Parts Department


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Administration

Holly Townsend
Reception

Holly Townsend was born and raised in Sparrowbush, NY. Moving throughout New England and finally setting in Sunderland, VT. Outside of work you can find Holly camping, fishing, gardening, or stargazing. She drives a 2020 Forester Sport in Dark Blue Peral. Holly also enjoys spending time with her son Leon and grandson Tucker Lennon. Before starting at Subaru Holly owned and operated a Garden Business for 40 years and was a level 2 off-road driving instructor. She is also a level 2 certified ski and snowboard instructor. Holly volunteered for 30 years on the rescue squad as an EMT IV Tech w/AELS. Holly has been with Subaru for 4 years. She started as a parts driver and then transitioned into the receptionist. Holly enjoys staying busy and meeting new people at her job.


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Jerry Griswold
Accounting Department


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Mike Pagano
Office Clerk

Mike Paganio enjoys his job because he likes the challenge of focusing on the details while ensuring he gets his job done promptly. He has been working for Subaru for just over 4 years. Mike's favorite season is summer because of the warm weather. Mike drives a 2018 Subaru Impreza. 


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Drivers

Chris Teder
Driver


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Larry Pessolano
Driver


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Richard Watson
Driver


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Roger Hebert
Driver


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Warren Roaf
Driver


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