I arrived in Alaska in July 4th 1988 with my twin brother, after growing up on a small rural farm in New York, where my parents still live and graduating college at Canton State. Since we were small, we wanted to go to Alaska for the adventures and to pursue outdoor dreams. It was originally to be for a semester at UAA, that turned into graduating with another degree in 1992, this one in Finance.
After graduating we decided to stay. I met a wonderful lady in college and asked her to marry me which she obliged. She has deep roots here, born and raised Alaskan and both her sets of Grandparents were pioneers here, “before statehood” coming from Idaho and New Mexico. Together we have raised 2 wonderful young adult children, one has pursued an automotive career as well and is working in Texas where we have some recreational land we enjoy in the winter, the other is in her last semester in college and will have a degree in International Finance and fluent in 3 languages.
I entered the car business in 1993 after “using my degree” to some extent after my brother and other friends were in it already and enjoying it. I have never looked back, its exciting, different everyday and unlike any other business that I come across, every day is truly different and challenging. Over the years I have been a Sales Person, Finance Manager, Sales Manager, Used Car Manager, Used Car Director and now I am privileged to be in the position I am and have reported to work to the same building for 18 years.
Overtime things change – change is the only constant, my favorite part of change, is watching growth in people; their personal lives and careers, if I can have a small part of helping them move forward, that is what I find truly find most rewarding. If we create an excellent place to work and grow, we will provide the best service and sales experience we can because we have great team mates which will create great customers, we can’t have one without the other. That is the true challenge-that is the true reward every day.
I started my career in the auto industry in 2013 and was in the local lending industry for 5 years prior to. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and can fluently speak Tagalog. In my down time, I manage to juggle my time between 2 teenagers that are active in volleyball, hockey and football and love on my 3 doodle fur babies. My family and I love outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking and snowboarding. My team and I look forward to being able to make every experience with Kendall Ford of Anchorage a memorable and long-lasting one!
Hi, I’m Kevin! I was made in Taiwan, but raised in Alaska. In my off time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball, bowling, and working on vehicles. I started in the car industry 20 years ago, with 15 years at this location and have loved every minute of it. I’m happy to do my part in finding your next vehicle.
Hello, my name is Matt. I have worked for Kendall Ford of Anchorage since I was 19 years old. I started as a salesperson, moved into a Sales Manager role, and am currently working as a Finance Manager. Outside of work I enjoy taking my Golden Retriever puppy on adventures, going to Big Lake with friends, flying planes around Alaska, and during the summer, volunteering as a baseball coach for Dimond West Little League.
I have lived in Alaska my entire life, and plan on spending forever here. I am very passionate about cars and finance, conveniently, allowing me extra efforts with focusing on making greater relationships with customers, and as a bonus, creating lifelong friendships with other employees.
I have lived in Alaska since 1981. I was born in Germany.(my father was in the Army for 25 years) I grew up in Florida where I married my high school sweetheart. We have been married for 42 years now. We have two grown kids and one beautiful grand-daughter. I have been with the Ford Family since 2002 as a finance manager. Prior I worked at a Ford Motor Credit here in Anchorage for 12 years. My total experience with Ford overall is almost 30 years. Please contact me with any of your finance questions or concerns. My direct line is 907-257-2120. Our Kendall Family Motto as always is Lets Start Something Great!
My name is Adam Poole and I am one of the Sales Managers here at Kendall Ford of Anchorage. I was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon. I moved to the beautiful State of Alaska in 2009. Since I was a kid I have been infatuated with anything that has 4 wheels and a engine! In my past time I enjoy competing in local Autocross and RallyCross events as well as some Endurance Racing outside Alaska. I have 13 years of experience in the the automotive industry and I look forward to assisting you in finding a safe and reliable vehicle for your next adventure!
My name is Nick Steger and I’m the Business Development Manager here at Kendall Ford of Anchorage, I have been in the car industry for 15 years. Being a 3rd generation Alaskan I understand the importance of taking care of people in our great community. In my off time I enjoy volunteering as a little league baseball coach, fishing, golfing, and spending time with Friends/Family. I’m here to help with any questions or vehicle needs.
Howdy, I’m Jason! Lifelong Alaskan and lover of the outdoors! I enjoy the cabin, snow machining, and being on the water. When I am not out adventuring, you can find me on the sales floor here, helping customers find the vehicle that best fits their needs. I am entering my 3rd year in car sales, and would be delighted to assist you in finding that 4×4 that you can take to the campsite, or the 3 row SUV to haul the kids. Find me on the sales floor, or on a trail in the woods!
Hi, my name is Kimberly. I’m 22 years old and a native Spanish speaker. I’m very energetic and friendly and I love helping people find their dream car. I enjoy meeting those from all different walks of life. Thank you for trusting me with your business.
Hi! My name is Randy Jaques and I’m originally from Flint, Michigan. I moved to Alaska in June 1986 to hunt, fish, and camp and started working at our Ford dealership in Anchorage. I have over 20 years experience in selling vehicles and have 15 more years of customer service experience before I started selling vehicles. You can call me at 907-306-6184. I’m looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you!
Hi! My name is Seth Kuruuzum, I am originally from Ankara Turkey. I speak fluent Turkish and English. I came to Alaska in 2016. Alaska is amazing, it was like love at first site. I enjoy every moment I have here. I am a professional Dj/music specialist. I am usually doing a wedding or a party on my off time. And if I’m not doing that I am exploring Alaska. I’ve been working in the automotive industry for about 4 years but have been working on cars since I was a kid, being at Kendall Ford gave me the chance to be closer to the thing I love which is being close to cars and making people happy by getting them in to their dream car. So come on in and look for the guy that is snapping his fingers. That will be me.
My name is Brandon Penrod, I am a father, Husband, avid snowboarder, and a trustworthy salesman. I was born and raised in Alaska’s very own playground the Kenai Peninsula. I ended up in Anchorage in 2018 when my wife was pregnant with our son Finn. That is when I started my career with Kendall Ford of Anchorage. Most of my days are spent helping customers find a vehicle that is reliable and fits their lifestyle. If I’m not at the lot, you can usually catch me in the mountains. May it be shredding the fresh pow or sending the dirt trails on my mountain bike. I spend my time the Alaskan way.
My name is Trevor Helton. I’ve worked in customer service since I was just sixteen years old. I love being able to find customers what they are looking for or in some cases what they didn’t even realize they wanted. My girlfriend and I recently had our first child and I am loving all of it. Let talk some sports while I find you the rig that is most suitable for you.