About the Team

Amy Newport, Community Outreach and Employee Engagement Manager – Oregon

Amy joined the Kendall family in 2005. As a child she wanted to be either a child psychologist, teacher, or something that would allow her to be an advocate for children. Who knew that starting a career in the automotive industry would afford her the opportunity to do just that!
Those that know Amy would definitely describe her as ambitious, magnetic, and determined. So it’s no surprise that when she was told car sales was not for women, she jumped at the opportunity to prove that theory wrong. It didn’t take long for Amy to not only blow it out of the water, but to also make an impression on management. She quickly moved from sales and began working on Kendall’s branding process, then became a corporate training official, soon after managed digital marketing, until Kendall created what she calls her “dream Job”, as the Employee Engagement and Community Outreach Manager.
Amy has an uncanny knack for developing projects and events that benefit both the community and Kendall Auto Group. She is very innovative in leveraging our assets to get the most of our investment into the community and has the type of contagious energy to motivate others to jump in and also help.
Away from work, Amy enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have been together since she was 18 – together they have four amazing boys, the cutest grandson, and FINALLY  a girl with the addition of their adorable granddaughter . If Amy is not watching or coaching one of her boys various sports teams, its likely she is enjoying the outdoors hiking, floating the river, or attempting to golf.
In addition to Amy’s already full plate, she somehow finds time to serve on the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley Board of Directors, the Relief Nursery Leadership Board, the Eugene Emeralds Foundation, the Choose Joy Foundation, the Shadow Hills Country Club Board of Directors, and she’s the founder of the Christmas for Kids foundation.
Amy is a roll up her sleeves, lead by example, magnetic, genuine and encouraging leader. She is motivated by challenges and any opportunity to make a real difference. It’s because of these attributes that she has been awarded a long list of accolades, including the 2015 Lane County Volunteer of the Year, the 2015 Eugene Chamber of Commerce Woman Business Leader of the Year Finalist, MOM Magazine Cover Mom, and she won the 2018 Eugene 20 Under 40 Rising Business Star Award.
When we asked Amy how she does it all she laughed and said, “You just do it! I won’t lie, its not easy…and I don’t get near enough sleep. That being said, I work hard to keep a balanced life. Which means making quality time with my husband a priority, squeezing in much needed time with my girlfriends, and most importantly, ensuring that my children always have the front seat.”
We are so lucky that Amy is a part of our Kendall family. Be on the look out for what she has planned next for Kendall.

Community Relations Manager – Idaho

Community Relations Manager – Washington

John Guintu, Community Relations Manager – Alaska

John is a community engagement specialist with over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry and non-profit management. After graduating with a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Alaska Anchorage, John’s passion for community development work was sparked while working as an intern at the local non-profit soup kitchen, Bean’s Café. Since then, John has held multiple non-profit management positions and able to capitalize on his knack for project management and cultivating relationships. Most recently, John served as the Membership Director for Anchorage Downtown Partnership – a non-profit business association with the mission of assuring downtown Anchorage is clean, safe, and vibrant. In this position, he excelled at membership growth, retention, and engagement.

John is thrilled to be a member of the Kendall team and looking forward to strengthening Alaskan communities through Kendall Cares initiatives. When not coordinating Kendall community events and meeting with charitable organizations, John can be found looking for his ball at a local golf course or in the kitchen working on a tasty new recipe.

Megan Cornett, Community Relations Specialist – Bend

Megan joined the Kendall family in 2022. She recently graduated from Portland State University in the spring of 2021, where she obtained a degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Design Management. In her time at PSU, she competed for both the Women’s Soccer and Track & Field teams due to her competitive nature and love for working with a team. As soon as Megan graduated, she could not wait to return to Bend, which has been home for over 17 years, and start a career. Her love for her community and ambitious personality provided her with an opportunity as Bend’s Kendall Cares representative.

Before Megan joined the Kendall team, she held a digital marketing internship for a Sports Management Company in Portland, Oregon. After sitting behind a computer making content, digital advertisements, and beyond, she decided she wanted to find a position that allowed her to work with her employees, customers, and community directly. Although she would’ve never thought she would be working in the automotive industry, she was surprised by how quickly she fell in love with its fast-paced nature and competitive atmosphere. Megan is excited to represent Kendall Auto Group in the community and make an impact on the organizations, customers, and employees she gets to work with daily. Megan is looking forward to learning and growing in this position, with goals of being part of the Kendall community for years and years to come.

Away from caring for the community, you can find Megan with her friends, boyfriend, or family exploring Central Oregon or at the best food spots in Bend. Due to her inability to sit still, she is always doing things at full speed with a smile on her face. Make sure to say hello to Megan when you see her out in the community, she will be thrilled to meet you and share the Kendall story.