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  • Dick Kelly
    General Manager

    Basically the car business has been my whole life, with working in basically every department of the store starting at the age of 14. Soon after getting a degree in business from Pittsburg State University, (where by the way I met my lovely wife Sharon), I found my career right here at Merle Kelly Ford, where over the years I have sold vehicles to and become friends with thousands of great customers. Sharon and I had 4 great kids who have blessed us with 10 grandkids, and our 11th is on the way! I enjoy golfing with my buddies, sports of all kinds, traveling, and barbequing in the backyard. Spending time with all the family is special.

  • Dan Kelly
    Dealer / Vice-President

    Hometown: Chanute, KS

    Dream Vehicle: Ford Mustang GT

    Background: NCCC Associates & KU B.S. Business MBA, Kansas University

    Family: Wife-Janet Son- Andy and his wife Lindsey. Grandchildren- Aubrianna & Ella Jo

    Hobbies, Skills & Interest: Golf & Tailgating

    Favorite Quote
    "It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste." - Henry Ford

    "It's Bad Luck To Be Superstitious" and "Rock Chalk Jayhawk"

  • Kevin Allan
    Sales Manager

    Hometown:  Ottawa, KS

    Dream vehicle:  1976 Ford Bronco

    Background:  I'm a Kansas State University graduate who has been a teacher and football coach, a hunting lodge manager as well as a real estate agent.  However, the bulk of my professional life has been spent helping people in the boating and auto industry. 

    Family:  I married the love of my life, Jennifer, in 2016 and we have 6 awesone kids between us and 3 grandkids.

    Hobbies, Skills & Interest:  I've been an avid bowhunter for 38 years.  Spending time with family in the outdoors and watching the kids sporting activities, is the best. 

    Favorite Quote:  "It's just persistence.  If you keep on doing the right thing, positive things will happen"  - Coach Bill Snyder

  • Jeff Lassman
    Business/Finance Manager

  • Scott Ewen
    Sales/Leasing Consultant
    (888) 414-8990

    On the team since: 2017

    Hometown: Chaute, KS

    Dream Vehicle: 1995 Corvette ZR1

    Background: I've lived in Erie Ks. My entire life. My family owned Ewen Motor Co. a Chevy Dealership since 1923. I've been buying and selling cars since I was 16 so I have been in the car truck business my entire life. Graduated from Pittsburg State with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management - Marketing. 

    Family: I'm happily engaged to my love Kimberly Ward. We have 4 beautiful children 2 girls McKinzie, Tierra, and Carlie and our little boy Riley. Oh and I can't forget about our other kids our dogs. Evander, Maddy, and Maggie.

    Hobbies, Skills and Interests
    My family is always number one. I like to go to the lake and go boating, ride jet skis. Deer hunt with my boy Riley when I can. We enjoy riding 4-wheelers also. I enjoy cutting wood and being out in the country. My favorite is watching my little boy Riley play football and basketball.

    Favorite Quote:
    "If You Laugh Think and Cry Then You Have had a Heck of a Day!"

  • Nathan Cope

    On the team since:2020

    Hometown: Thayer, KS

    Dream Vehicle: Porsche GT3 RS

    Background: Born and raised in Kansas. I spent the last four years in Dallas Texas,  working and growing my education. Brand new to the car business and I'm excited to learn and grow even more.

    Hobbies, Skills and Interests: I've always loved going fast, so going to Mocan or any strip I can is always a blast. When I'm not driving I'm waiting on hunting season to come around and of course spending all the time I can with family.

    Favorite Quote: Each moment in life can be categorized in three groups, live and learn, time will tell and huh.

  • Derick Kelly
    Service Manager
    (620) 431-0100

  • Dameon Day
    Service Advisor

    Bio Coming Soon.

  • Derek Borjas
    Body Shop Manager
    (620) 431-0100

  • Jake Holtzman
    Heavy Truck Manager
    (620) 431-0100

  • Zoel Lopez
    Marketing Manager

    On the team since: 2017

    Hometown: Anchorage, AK

    Dream Vehicle: 1989 Batmobile

    Background: A former military brat, I've traveled from Alaska to Montana to settle in Kansas. I graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Communication and minor in Marketing in 2009.

    Family: I'm a father (and step father) to 3 beautiful, imaginative and energetic girls Karley Hughes, Kyndall and Zoey. 

    Hobbies, Skills and Interests
    In the down time I like to try to workout so I can eat a lot and not feel too guilty. I'm a pop culture nerd filled with useless information that comes in handy on trivia night. My favorite teams are the KC Chiefs, KC Royals and NCCC Panthers. 

    Favorite Quote:
    "We don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of making the change."

 From left to right: Dan Kelly and wife Janet, Dick Kelly and wife Sharon celebrating 50 years in business.