Meet Our Team!


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

  • Dick Kelly
    General Manager
    620-431-0100

    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.

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  • Dan Kelly
    Dealer / Vice-President
    620-431-0100

    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"

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  • 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

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  • Jeff Lassman
    Business/Finance Manager
    620-431-0100


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  • 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!"

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  • TJ Thompson
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    620-431-0100

    Hometown: Haughton, Louisiana

    Dream Vehicle: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

    Background: I graduated form LSU of Shreveport with an associates degree in Information Technology in 2010.   

    Family: I am happily married to the love of my life Megan. We have just recently had our first child, a baby girl named Alannah.

    Hobbies, Skills and Interests: I have always been the outdoorsy type. I love to hunt, fish, and work on our farm. I enjoy all types of hunting but my favorite is bow hunting. As far as fishing, I love Bass fishing. My family has land out in Humboldt that has been in the Thompson family since my Great-Grandfather came to America, and if I'm not working you can usually find me here.

    Favorite Quote: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

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  • Ryan Hixon
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    620-431-0100


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  • Derick Kelly
    Service Manager
    (620) 431-0100


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  • Dameon Day
    Service Advisor
    620-431-0100

    Bio Coming Soon.

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  • Jason Fugate
    Service Advisor
    620-431-0100

    Bio Coming Soon

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


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


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  • 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."

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