Meet Our Staff


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Owner/Dealer Principal

Dave Isbell
Dealer Principle
810-695-4400


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Management

Chris Hunt
General Manager
810-695-4400


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TJ Slivka
Mercedes-Benz Sales Manager
810-695-4400

I grew up in the car business, washing cars is where it all began.  My family has a long history in the automotive industry and I have learned so much from their experiences.  My family and mentors have always taught me that success comes from making people smile and building strong relationships.  I take pride being able to share these values with all of our employees.


When you walk into Grand Blanc Motorcars, we not only want you to feel welcome, we want you to feel like you are part of our family.  We focus on making all experiences personal yet professional.  My door is always open and I look forward to meeting anyone who walks in.

When I am not working, it's all about family, I love spending time with them.  We try to get on the Michigan lakes as much as possible in the summer.  Whenever, I have the opportunity, I like to travel and check out new places.  I'm an avid car enthusiast, so car show are always a good time.  I support many local charities and organizations such as the CRIM, Whaley Children's Center and Grand Blanc Schools.  My job is my passion and I am very fortunate to get to do what I love every day.

Servicing brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Sprinter, and Toyota is an honor.  Their goal of continuous improvement is always a top priority.  I always appreciate feedback from our customers about our business and practices so that we can focus on any changes we may need to make as well hear about the things we are doing right.  At Grand Blanc Motorcars, we understand that our customers "are" our business.  Your complete satisfaction is our #1 priority.

If there is anything I can do to assist you with any automotive situation you may have, please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Brent Edwards
Service Director
810-695-4400


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Jerry Kuchar
Mercedes-Benz Parts Director
810-695-4400

From a young age I was fascinated by vehicles.  I took Automotive classes in High School as a Freshman and Sophmore, eventually working my way up to actually Teaching the class my Senior year.  I then attended MSU (Go Green!), for two years, where I continued my Automotive education.  I continue to love all the challenges that come with the Automotive business.  


When I am not here at the dealership, I enjoy spending time with my wife of  23-years, Graciela, our five children, and our 16 grandchildren.  I also spend time everyday thinking of our son, Ricky, who is now in Heaven, after passing away at the young age of 25-years-old.  I take the grandchildren Hunting, Fishing, and boating.  Graciela and I spend a lot of time gardening, cutting trees, and chopping wood.  When I have some time alone, I enjoy watching old western shows.  

My simple philosophy is to treat others the way I would want to be treated.  That is why when you come and see me in the Parts Department, for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, or Sprinter parts I will be sure to give you a fair price and great service.  I look forward to seeing you at Grand Blanc Motorcars. 

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Business Office

Michele Lyden
Business Manager
810-695-4400

I started in the business 15 years ago as a Receptionist and quickly moved up to the Finance Office, where I work to guide clients through an easy and enjoyable car-buying process.  When a client leaves my office excited about their new car, it is the highlight of my job.


When it comes to purchasing your vehicle, I make every effort to provide the best experience possible.  From offering the lowest interest rate available to making you knowledgeable of all of your options, my goal isn't to make a one-time sale; it's to make you a customer for life.

Outside of the office, my husband, Greg, our daughter and I enjoy family excursions to our cabin up north.  We also spend most of our free time with family and friends (entertaining one 4-year-old in particular, our daughter, Savanna!)

I look forward to seeing you at Grand Blanc Motorcars!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have!  

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Bailey Schmaltz
Asst. Business Manager
810-695-4400

I graduated from U of M Flint last year with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I have been at Grand Blanc Motorcars for one year now and I absolutely love it!


When I'm not at work I love spending time with my friends and family, whether it's a road trip or just spending time at home.

I love helping our customers learn everything there is to know about their new vehicles. My number one goal is for you to love your Mercedes-Benz and be able to use all of the amazing technology it has to offer.

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Sales

Rick Howard
Mercedes-Benz Auto & Fleet Consultant
810-695-4400

After 15 years with Electronic Data Systems, I made the career change to Marine Sales.  I enjoyed representing quality products like Sea Ray, Azimut and Carver Yachts.  I find it interesting and rewarding to help people find exactly what they are looking for.  After the economic downturn, I made the decision to focus my efforts on the auto industry.  Grand Blanc Motorcars is the perfect fit for me.  We have an impressive lineup of high quality vehicles, and there is complete commitment to customer satisfaction.  


When I am not working, I am an avid reader of anything Grisham.  If I am not reading, then I am probably playing some sort of card game.  I have a keen aversion for Texas Hold 'Em.  

I am one of those fortunate people, whose passion is perfectly aligned with his career; making me the ideal person to assist in your vehicle purchase.  I am dedicated to delivering every customer the ultimate automotive experience.

So if you have any questions, want to drive one of our amazing products or just want to have a cup of coffee, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'm here to work for you!

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Dave Murphy
Mercedes-Benz Sales Consultant
810-695-4400

After 25 years of long hours managing large retail companies; I decided to come over to the high end automotive industry, after my beautiful wife recently became a doctor. I love cars, meeting new people, and building long and personal customer relationships. There is nothing better than seeing a happy and satisfied customer. The car industry is a relationship business and is a perfect fit for me.


When I am not at work I am very involved with my family. I have a wife, two sons, and a daughter. I coach baseball, travel softball, Cub Master for the Cub Scouts, 2016-2017 Clarkston Schools of Instrumental Music Association President, and a professional musician. I have traveled all over the world playing my trumpet as well as working in movies and commercials. I currently play in the Stardusters Big Band. If I ever find a spare minute I also love to fish, boat, camp, ski, and vacation with family.

If you want to be treated like family and have a great experience then stop by and see me. I look forward to meeting you!

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Frank McAuliffe IV
MB Sales Consultant
810-695-4400

I graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Four year collegiate golfer plus 2-time team captain Junior/Senior years. All conference team/All-Academic team. I worked in the golf business for TaylorMade Golf Co., moved to Carl's Golfland and promoted to Trackman Master Club Fitter. Promoted from sales to store manager/club fitter at prior job at Miles of Golf in Ypsilanti, MI.


On my free time I love to play golf, spend time with my wife and family, vacations to warm climates, passion for sports, taking care of and seeing my little nephew/Godson Owen, I love dogs, walks, and exercising.

I can help customers with my work ethic and attitude. I am very confident in myself and enjoy working with different types of people. I treat people with respect and I'm an honest person. I listen well and enjoy learning something new from everyone I come in contact with.

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Internet Sales

Margaret Martin
Internet Sales Manager
810-695-4400

I have worked in the automotive dealership industry for over 20 years now. Here at Grand Blanc Motorcars for 5 years. Most of my time has been spent in the Accounting and Finance areas of the dealership and now I head the Internet Department. This new position has brought new challenges and excitement to both my professional and personal life.


When I am not working, I like to spend time with my very large family. This includes my parents, numerous brothers and sisters, tons of nieces and nephews and most importantly, my daughter. My daughter and I enjoy traveling and are able to visit quite a few places with the family spread across the USA. I also enjoy participating in the Crim Festival of Races held every year in downtown Flint, volunteering at the hospital, painting and enjoying the great outdoors.

I am very much a people person and Grand Blanc Motorcars has given me the opportunity to interact with people and help them with the purchase of a great Mercedes-Benz.

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Service

Victor Callender
Mercedes-Benz Service Manager
810-695-4400


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Parts

Dave Breece
Mercedes-Benz Parts Manager
810-695-4400

What I like about my job?  Definitely working around these beautiful, speedy, and advanced engineered cars.  It is a challenging yet very rewarding job.  The continuing development of Mercedes-Benz vehicles means my job will always be interesting.  

In my spare time, when I am not working at the dealership, I enjoy driving very Loud, and very old wooden boats and dirt bikes.  

I stand ready to provide you with our Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts, to protect and maintain the Mercedes-Benz vehicle that is important to you.  

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Steve Gruehn
Parts Consultant
810-695-4400


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Marketing

Brian Martz
Digital Marketing Director
810-695-4400

Although this is my first year as a Digital Marketing Director in the automotive industry, I have a vast amount of knowledge from my time at Baker College of Flint earning my Associate's in Digital Media Design.


When I'm not at work I enjoy being active in sports. Hockey is my passion, I played for many years and even tried coaching for one season. Along with sports, I also enjoy hiking, camping, and kayaking.

My goal is to make your web browsing experience as easy as possible and user friendly, as well as monitoring the website for current and correct information. If there is anything I can do to assist you please feel free to contact me anytime.

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