Amy Newport, Community Relations Specialist
Amy Newport grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. When asked what it was like there, she says she’s “thankful for having grown up in that great little town, though I always plotted my escape – I didn’t make it far, but I love Eugene.” Her career within the group started in 2005 as a sales consultant at Kendall Ford. She says she was always her father’s “son he never had,” and loves rising to a challenge because of it – being told car sales was a man’s profession only motivated her to become more successful, and it paid off: Amy soon began working on Kendall’s branding process, then became a corporate training official and on her way became director of digital marketing. She is thrilled to return to her true passion, community outreach. Amy’s energy and passion for Kendall is apparent in everything she does, which makes her the perfect fit as our Community Relations Specialist in Eugene. When asked what her favorite part of working at Kendall is, she’ll have a very hard time narrowing it down to one, but if forced she’ll tell you it’d be the relationships that she’s built with her “second” family. “It means so much to have their support and belief in my ability.” Away from her work, Amy enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have been together since she was 18 – together they have four amazing boisterous boys. When she’s not watching her boys play sports, her true passion is cooking and entertaining, joking that she’s “the modern day June Cleaver… the working version.”
Megan Dooley, Community Relations Specialist – Megan was born and spent the first part of her life in Iowa, but truly grew up in Idaho and has fallen in love with this great state. When Megan graduated from high school and was deciding what career path she was choosing, the auto industry wasn’t even on her list, but she’s forever grateful she decided to start in the industry in April 2012 as a receptionist. As a public relations and nonprofit management student at Boise State University, Megan started working in community outreach in Idaho in 2014. When asked what her favorite part of working at Kendall is, she answered, “Everyday, I am not surrounded by coworkers who are only there to collect a paycheck. I am with my team, working together to make an impact in our community. There is a reason we call ourselves the ‘Kendall family’ and I couldn’t be more thankful to have such a supportive group at and outside work.”
Ally Jenkins, Community Relations Specialist – Coming soon!