Newton Service Staff


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  • Tony Hoover
    Fixed Operation 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.

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  • Dave Pickens
    Service & Parts Director

    Dave has been with Conklin Newton Service for 25 years. He has a beautiful wife Lori, two sons Storm & Hunter and a daughter Tori. In his spare time he roots for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He loves motorcycles, Harley's are his Favorite.

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  • James Gallarddo
    GM Service Advisor

    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."

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  • Laura Titus
    Ford/Lincoln Service Advisor

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

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  • 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.

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  • Nick Copper
    Ford/Lincoln Service Assistant

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

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  • 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.

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  • Keith Blackwood
    Asst Body Shop Manager

    Raised in Newton, graduated from Newton High School.  Married (Jennifer) 9 years with 1 child (Liliana Grace).  Like watching sports and rooting for the KC Royals and Texas Longhorns.  Favorite vacation spot is San Antonio.  Outside of work I like to attend Church and spend time with family.  Second stint with Conklin, I worked as the GM Service Adviser here in Newton for 4 years.


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