Michelle began her automotive career filing in the Service Department. During high school summer breaks she worked in Parts then m oved to the office during college. After completing degrees in Finance and Economics at Kent State she became Business Manager, then General Manager. Currently Managing Partner, Michelle is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Candidate Academy. She represents Women Dealers on the NADA Board of Directors and recently was honored by Crain's Cleveland Business as "A Woman of Note."
Hire date: 3/24/1976
Pat has been hanging around Cascade since we first opened in 1969. Having worked in various capacities in every department his current duties include Internet Marketing Manager and selling cars to his extremely long list of previous clients. Pat is a graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School (1978), Miami University in Oxford (1982) and of the NADA Dealer Candidate Academy (1985). He is a former board member of the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County, WKSU Community Advisory Board and is past President of the Akron Area Automobile Dealers Association (now NEOADA). When not at Cascade Pat prefers to spend as much time as possible on the golf course.
Hire date: 1/3/1983
Mike has nine years of experience in sales, with the rest in service. He graduated from Walsh High School and attended Miami University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Mike is an avid fisherman and an amateur soccer player, having played for 20 years.
Hire date: 3/24/1976
Dave has been in the car industry since '83, spending all of those years with Cascade. He is a graduate of Walsh High School, and attended Kent State University. In his free-time, he enjoys fishing, golf and traveling. Dave also devotes some of his time to fundraisers including, ALS Society and Alex's Lemonade Stand.
Hire date: 12/10/1983
David was traded to team Cascade with our Oldsmobile acquisition in 1992. David sells cars with humor and compassion. He is a graduate of Akron Garfield, attended machinist school, and took basic electronics in the U.S. Navy. He lives Cuyahoga Falls and has an adult son and daughter. In his spare time enjoys gardening, tennis, golf and attends collectible car events.
Hire date: 1/15/2001
Expertise: Certified Subaru, Mazda and Association of Finance Insurance Professionals.
Matt came up through the sales ranks becoming Audi Brand Manager in 2011. He resides in Green with his wife and kids, owning and operating the Dairy Queen in town.
Hire date: 2/22/1999
Expertise: Audi, Subaru, Mazda certified
The auto industry is in Jason's blood, being the fourth generation of his family in the business. His great-grandfather started the trend by owning a couple of dealerships. Jason graduated at the top of his class from Stow-Munroe Falls High School in1999, and later attended The University of Akron from 2001 to 2003. He has worked for Cascade for 14 years. Aside from his career in the auto industry, he supports the Akron Shriners and is a member of The Masons, lodge #517. Jason currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls.
Hire date: 2/27/2007
Abe has been with Cascade since 2005. He is sure to point you in the right direction during your search for the right vehicle; Abe has experience selling all brands. In his free time Abe enjoys fishing, camping, and is a master gardener.
Ben has been with Cascade's sales department since March of 2015. He's a graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School and has attended the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Cuyahoga Falls since 1992. Ben also likes to spend time with his three brothers and his dog named Bear.
Kim is currently attending The University of Akron and working towards a degree in general business. She also brings prior experience from the auto industry before coming to Cascade in 2014. Outside the office Kim enjoys attending jazz concerts and traveling. She also likes to volunteer with Akron Children's Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club in the greater Akron area.
Don is a legend in Summit County service departments. You may have seen him at one of the Clark or Serpentini Stores or at a Montrose Auto Group facility. With 44 years in Automotive, (15 + Cascade) he is an expert at helping customers. Don and Rae Howard attend the 1st Christian Church of Stow and help with homeless families that need a temporary place to stay and nourishment. He has two successful adult children, Scott and Robin.
Started December 2011
A graduate of Streetsboro High School, Debbie has worked in the auto industry since 1989. She has two sons, Corey and Cody, and a granddaughter, Alanna. Debbie lives in Streetsboro. In her free time, she enjoys the company of her family and black lab "Dude."
Hire date: 4/22/2002
Expertise: Audi, Mazda, and Subaru certified, Member, Audi National Parts council
Don has been employed with Cascade for nearly 20 years and is certified with Audi, Mazda and Subaru.
Hire date: 11/4/2002
Expertise: Certified for all 3 car brands at Cascade
Marie has been with Cascade since 2008 and in the car business since 1988. She is a graduate of Mogadore High School. She has 2 children, Emily and Aaron. She enjoys spending time with her family and many dogs and birds. She enjoys outdoor activities including camping, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and canoeing. She is involved with the March of Dimes and tries to participate every year in March for Babies.
Hire date: 9/2/2008
Rachael was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a minor in psychology and a bachelor's degree in flute performance from Susquehanna University in 2009. In 2012 she graduated from The University of Akron with a masters in flute performance. Rachael has been with Cascade for one year. In her spare time she enjoys teaching flute lessons, reading, and going to hear live music, especially classical and jazz.
Chris always greets everyone with positive energy. She is a graduate of Bedford High School. Her family consists of husband, Paul, two children, Kevin and Sarah, and their dog, Patches. A church she frequents is St. Luke's Lutheran.
Hire date: 8/1/2005
Janice has been with Cascade for seven years and spent four years as a certified cashier before being promoted to Assistant Office Manager. She attended Cuyahoga Falls High School and Hammel Business College. She resides in Cuyahoga Falls and has two children and four grandchildren. Janice also enjoys gardening, sewing and reading.
Hire date: 5/3/2002
Hailing from Germany over 24 years ago, Patricia has been with Cascade since April of 2011. She has been married to her husband, Joel, for 27 years. They have two children, Michelle and Christopher. Her husband is a veteran, having served 20 years in the Army.
Hire date: 4/26/2011
Expertise: Business Management