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, Oregon
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.
Meg Anderson, Community Relations Specialist – Idaho & Washington
Meet Meg, the community relations specialist for Kendall Cares in Idaho and Washington, who has had a passion for helping others since her youth, through volunteering at the church’s food cupboard. With a diverse background in media (radio, TV, print), daycare, and auction businesses, Meg has experience in various fields. Her love for planning events, such as rodeos, bull riding challenges, snowmobile hill climbs, art auctions, multicultural events and more, is unparalleled. Meg’s most cherished role, however, is being a devoted mother to her two children and a supportive wife to her husband of ten years. During her free time, Meg enjoys the company of her family on their mini farm, playing golf, and relishing in the great outdoors. Meg is thrilled to make a positive impact in her communities!
Kendall joined the Kendall Cares team in Bend at the end of 2022. She wasn’t sure about working in the automotive industry at first, but has since developed a passion for riding in the car and getting to meet people in our community. She enjoys spending time with the Kendall Bend employees, inviting customers into our dealerships, and meeting new faces in the community. She often travels around with Megan, our Kendall Cares representative in Bend, although she likes to venture off and work on her own projects and initiatives.
Other than greeting customers and spending time with employees, she is excited to attend community events and start new initiatives. She has recently partnered with an Elementary School in Crook County to start a reading program with her favorite first grade class. She also loves visiting the Ronald McDonald House and spending time with the families staying there. If you see Kendall around, be sure to say hi and offer her a treat for all the good work she does (we are confident she won’t pass it up).