Newton Service Staff

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  • Tony Hoover
    Service Director

    Tony has been with Conklin Cars for 9 years. He loves hanging out with his wife Mary and their two daughters. His hobbies include running, working in the yard, and watching KU basketball. He graduated from KU. The family is involved in Church. He tries to go to the Colorado mountains to hike as much as possible. His wife also graduated from KU and they hope their daughters will follow in their footsteps.

  • Tony Christenson
    Service & Parts Director

    Tony has been with Conklin Cars since 2007. He started in our Kansas City Conklin Fangman location, but has worked as a Service Director in Hutchinson and Newton. Tony has been married for 37 years and has 7 grown children. "I enjoy my family very much. In my spare time I am a potter and do art fairs around the area"

  • James Gallarddo
    GM Service Adviser

    James was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He has been working at Conklin since 2015. "I enjoy watching the Chiefs and Shockers play. I love hanging out with my wife and being a dad to my four little ones: Ava, Olivia, Stella, and Eli."

  • Laura Titus
    Ford/Lincoln Service Adviser

    Laura has been with Conklin cars since 2012. In her free time she likes to hangout with her family and friends. 

  • Tim Jenkins
    GM Service Assistant

    Tim grew up in Clearwater, Kansas and has work for Conklin Cars since 2014.  Before working at Conklin Cars he work for Flight Safety as a graphic designer in Wichita.  In his free time he like to spend with family and friends plus playing with his two big fluffy tabby cats.  Going to the movies and traveling abroad.  Also in his free time he love to paint, drawing and, learning about history in general.

  • Nick Copper
    Ford/Lincoln Service Assistant

    Nick has been with Conklin since September.  He enjoy's spending time with friends and family.  

  • Richard Monares
    Body Shop Manager

    Richard has been with Conklin Cars since 1997. He enjoy's bowling. He is training for a half marathon this spring and a full marathon in the fall. He is restoring a 1970 Camaro. He is married with 3 children, 2 grandchildren with one more on the way.

  • Blaine Takemire
    Body Shop Assistant

    Blaine has been in the automotive industry for 14 years. He has been with Conklin Cars for 10 of those years. Blaine has been married for nine years to his beautiful wife Stephanie. They have 2 dogs, Maddy and Harleigh. Blaine's hobbies include riding motorcycles, storm chasing, playing guitar, knife collecting and watching wildlife.