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The Nicest Team on the Planet!

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  • Blue

    Blue was born in Muncie, Indiana and resides in Weymouth.  He's a Silver Lab, and looks kinda brown, so don't ask us why his companion, General Sales Manager Dale Lathrop, named him "Blue."

    Most everybody asks if he is a Weimarainer, but he is in fact a Labrador Retriever. 
    He always maintains a pawsitive attitude about his job, even after a ruff day trying to find people who will throw a ball for him.  He doesn't bite but he does have a Licker License, and he's not afraid to use it, especially if you smell like peanut butter.  Oh, and his favorite car is the Outback waggin'. 

  • Lauri Blaauboer
    Purchase Partner

    Lauri was born in New York and now lives in Plymouth.  (Her name is pronounced just like it looks, if you speak Dutch.)  Lauri's name has more vowels than anyone on the Planet team (eight) and that's before you factor her middle name (Eileen) for a bonus four.  Curiously, her folks left the "e" off of Lauri. 

    Lauri joined us in 2010, and is one of many women on the Planet team.  She is very unlike the typical salesman.  Before joining Planet Subaru, Lauri owned an art gallery.  She is a self described "artistic, free-spirited hippy chick."  Though she currently commutes in a Subaru Forester, she formerly rode a unicycle and a Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 (but not at the same time).

  • Deb Brewster
    Internet Sales Manager

    Deb Brewster, Internet Sales Manager, lives in Plymouth with her husband.   Deb holds a Masters Degree in Biochemistry. 

    She has been the #1 volume saleswoman of new Subaru vehicles in New England every year since 2005. 

    The typical dealership measures salesperson tenure in months; at Planet we measure in decades.  Deb joined us in 2003.  Prior, Deb owned her own business as a doula helping mothers through childbirth.  (Deb really loves to "help people out.")

    She has two athletic daughters who share her love of rowing. We asked Deb to join our team after she bought a Forester to transport her rowing shell.  Now she has a driveway full of Subarus.  She is representative of the Planet philosophy of attracting team members from outside the car business. 

    Deb was recognized on the front page of the Automotive section of the Boston Globe for her unusual path to success.  Click here to read the feature.

    Deb leases an Impreza Sport.

  • Scott Chandler
    Purchase Partner

    Scott is a native of Marshfield and still lives there with his two boys, who are seventeen months apart in age, and close enough in size to lead the casual observer to think that they are twins.  He insists they never fight.  Ever. 

    Yeah, right. 

    Scott has a bachelor's degree in management from Northeastern University.   Like so many others on the Planet team, we recruited him from outside the car business so we wouldn't have to break any bad habits.  Before joining Planet, Scott worked at one financial company for 23 years, in software support.  We predict that he'll be around to help you with your next Subaru, and eventually your kid's car too!

    He drives a 2013 Subaru WRX and a ratty old Isuzu Something-or-other that gets his kids to the beach. 

  • Paul Chiano
    Safe Driver

    Born in Boston, now living in Pembroke, Paul served for 32 years on the Marshfield Fire Department.  With so many extinguished blazes behind him, fires are now so intimidated by him that candles blow themselves out when he walks by.  He is the only member of the Planet team licensed to drive a real fire engine!

    Paul saved many lives during his career as a firefighter and emergency medical technician.  Everyone is his family, including his three kids and deceased wife, dedicated their lives to serving the community--all in education or public safety.   

  • Bob Choate
    Internet Sales

    Bob was born and raised in Brockton and now lives in Duxbury. He loves golf even though his scores do not return the affection.

    He loves dogs, and misses his Huskie/Australian Shepherd mix who loved to pull sleds full of boomerangs and kangaroos.

    Bob has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics from the Wentworth Institute.  Before joining Planet in 2006, he sold electronics components.  He likes working with Subaru customers much more; they get a lot more excited about Subaru's than his former clients did about flux capacitors!

    Bob leases a Forester and his wife leases a Legacy.

  • Anthony Ciulli
    Certified Subaru MASTER Technician

    Anthony lives in Rockland with his wife and four children.  He has worked on Subarus for thirty years and helped open Planet Subaru in 1998.  He is Planet's Shop Foreman.

  • Christa Collins
    Shop Manager

    Christa grew up in Florida and now lives in Weymouth.  She studied Interior Design in school.  She loves the beach, movies, and fishing.  Christa joined Planet in 2005.

    As Shop Manager, she "runs the shop," dispatching the repair and maintenance work on all the vehicles serviced at Planet, over ten thousand cars per year! 

  • Steve Crosby
    Parts Conductor

    Steve was born in Hanover and now lives in Plymouth.  He camps with his wife and four kids for a week at a time in a small RV; his wife tells him that he enjoys these trips. 

    Steve has spent his entire 30-year career in Subaru parts and helped open Planet Subaru in 1998.

    Steve drives an Outback. 

  • Chrissy Davenport
    Billing Expert

    Chrissy Davenport lives in Quincy.  She is a natural athlete.  She loves to play soccer and volleyball when she can.  She also likes to read or watch movies in her spare time.

    Chrissy's duties include preparing the large volume of complicated paperwork required to purchase a car.  Chrissy is very conscientious, detailed-oriented, and perfectly suited to the exacting requirements of the position.  She joined Planet in 2003.

    Chrissy drives a Subaru Impreza.

  • Nic Dednah
    Internet Sales

    A Hanover native, Nic joined us in 2009.  He leaves the "k" off his name because he doesn't kid around! 

    Nic joined Planet as a "lot boy" and rose through the ranks because of his warmth, competence, and work ethic.

    When he's not serving Planet customers, you'll probably find Nic surfing the frigid North Atlantic waters off the Massachusetts coast.  Even in winter! 

    Nic pilots a 2015 STi. 

  • Dick Berner
    Special Affairs Manager

    Dick was born and raised on a dairy farm in Grand Ledge, Michigan, and now resides in Pembroke.

    One of several veterans on the Planet team, Dick served for twenty years in the Navy as a jet engine mechanic.  Now, as Special Affairs Manager, Dick is our jack-of-all-trades who helps with driving, facility maintenance, and pitching in wherever needed.  He could even fix an F4 Phantom fighter jet, if we had one.   

    He has a degree in Applied Science from Southwestern Michigan College.  He still uses his considerable technical skills on a 1951 Case Tractor that he uses to compete in tractor pulls. 

  • Pam Dixon
    Evening Service Concierge

    Pam Dixon was born in Squantum and now resides in Scituate.

    What a fascinating life she has led!  As a young woman, she enjoyed a short-lived career as a rally driver until the team car burned up.  She raced ocean sailboats too, and aided by the abundance of water, never set one of those aflame.  Later, she manufactured marine inboard motor mufflers (or "silencers"), and then co-owned a fleet of commercial fishing vessels.  Before joining Planet, she served at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples, Florida, rescuing and caring for wolves and wolf dogs. 

    She has four children and nine grandchildren. 

    As Evening Service Concierge, she is the ridiculously friendly person who cares for your service needs until the dealership closes at night.

  • Derek Duggan
    Certified Subaru MASTER Technician

    Derek Duggan lives in Plymouth and joined us in 1999.   He has one daughter, who is the apple of his eye.  When not working on a Planet Subaru, he works on his own. 

    If you see a blue WRX on Route 3 with fancy wings, wheels, and other performance parts, it's probably Derek on his way to work. 

    Derek joined Planet in 2004.  His blood type is 10W30. 

  • Scotty Forrester
    Purchase Partner

    Scotty was born in Fairhaven and now lives in Chestnut Hill.  And yes, his last name is Forrester, and he works at a Subaru dealership.  It was destiny.  Maybe in his next career he can be a park ranger.

    We like to brag that you can't be a Purchase Partner at Planet if you ever sold cars before.  However, immediately before joining Planet, Scotty did work at another dealership for exactly ten days.  He left before his training was complete because he was aghast at the way they conducted themselves.  Fortunately for Scotty, he found Planet before he actually sold a car, so we could still bring him on board! 

    Before joining Planet, he worked in human resources at Boston University for over twenty years.  He also served in the Air Force, stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, where he supported advanced radar technologies. 

  • David Gardner
    Purchase Partner

    David Gardner, Purchase Partner since 2006, grew up on the South Shore and recently purchased his first home in Weymouth.  David graduated from Boston University with a degree in Broadcasting & Film and took off for Hollywood.  He actually lived on the same hill as the Hollywood sign. 

    He drives a Forester XT. 

  • James Greene
    Business Manager

    James Greene, (that's Greene with an "E"), owns a condo in JP, where he grew up.  He cames to Planet with degrees in Math and Political Science from Villanova; while there he worked as a Sports Editor for the school's newspaper. 

    As Business Manager, his duties include finding the best finance options and administering the paperwork when you take delivery of your new car. 

    James joined us in 2010 and spent his earlier years working for some of Boston's most prominent political leaders, including former Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino.

    James is an avid Boston sports fan.  He drives a Subaru Legacy sedan.

  • Matt Hall
    Service Advisor

    Planet's best Spanish speaker, Matt is of Mexican heritage.  He grew up in Austin, Texas.  Our service manager, Brett Quinn, met Matt when he worked for the service department of a pool company.  Brett was so impressed with Matt's customer service skills that Brett made him an offer he couldn't refuse.  And the rest is history. 

    Matt got his start in the automotive business as a technician, so he knows auto service inside and out. 

    Matt drives an Impreza hatchback.


  • Joe Harris
    Purchase Partner

    Joe was born in Plymouth and lives there today with his wife and three kids:  a toddler, a baby, and a golden retriever named Balto. 

    We first met Joe when he bought a new Impreza hatchback at Planet Subaru.  We liked him so much we rescued him from a boring career in property management, and now he has a lot more fun delighting customers the Planet way.   

    Before the kids arrived, he played drums in a funk and R&B band named "Chowda."  Joe cymbalizes the interesting folks who populate our unusual team. 

  • Jamie Kelly
    Certified Subaru MASTER Technician

    Jamie Kelly grew up in Boston and now lives in Stoughton.  When not turning wrenches, he loves art, especially drawing.  He has a chihuahua.

    Jamie came to our Planet in 2006.  He drives an Impreza WRX Sedan.

  • Josh King
    Express Technician

    Josh still lives in the house in Middleboro where he was born (in the dining room).  Family dinners are always special in the King household! 

    As Planet's Express Technician, he stands at the ready to handle quick services when you need to get back on the road fast with a new headlight bulb, wiper blades, or an oil change.

    Josh kindled his desire to work on cars while building dragsters in the family garage with his older brothers. 

    In his spare time, he loves to go hiking with his rescued pit bull, Oreo. 

  • Dale Lathrop
    General Sales Manager

    Dale Lathrop, lives on a lake in Weymouth and is extremely fond of fishing and catching lobsters. He grew up in upstate New York, and he earned an engineering degree from Clarkson University. 

    Dale is color blind and owns a Silver Labrador Retriever he named Blue, even though the dog is brown.  (You can't make this stuff up). Fortunately, the dog doesn't understand English well enough to get confused. 

    Since joining us in 2002 as a Purchase Partner, Dale has risen through the ranks because of his character and integrity, for which he thanks his Mom and Dad.  Dale was a Subaru die-hard even before joining Planet...over the years Dale and his folks have owned TWELVE (!) Subaru's.
      He currently leases a Forester.

  • Rob Lang
    Assistant Parts Manager

    Rob lives in Pembroke.  He loves to watch sports (especially the Red Sox) with his wife.  He also collects sports memorabilia such as jerseys.

    He likes tatoos and has an elaborate jungle scene on his left arm.  He came to our Planet in 2000. 

    Rob owns a Subaru Legacy.

  • Debbie Laudermilk
    Assistant Controller

    Debbie lives in Plympton.  She has one daughter with her husband Eric, who also works in the automotive industry.  She joined Planet right after we opened in 1998. 

    She is a member of a local womens' investment club.  Debbie is such a sweetie that you would be honored to count her among your friends.

  • Kurt Maddy
    Certified Subaru Technician

    Kurt lives in Weymouth.  Kurt first learned how to work on cars in his backyard, decades ago, as a teen.  He is very good with his hands.  Earlier in his career, after earning a degree in Applied Science, he was a Surgical Assistant in an operating room.  When not nursing Subaru's back to health, you'll find him skiing on the slopes.

    Kurt came to our Planet in 2007.  He drives an older Outback which purrs like a kitten. 

  • Ryan Mak
    Purchase Partner

    Ryan was born in Boston, grew up in Lowell, and now resides in West Roxbury.

    Ryan graduated from Northeastern with a BA in Criminal Justice and he earned his law degree from Suffolk University.  After a short, successful career as an attorney, Ryan decided he preferred the collaborative environment at Planet over the adversarial legal profession. 

    He grew up working hard in his family's restaurant business, which explains why his buddies like to call him "Mak-n-Cheese" or "Big Mak."  He also responds to "Mak Daddy," but he prefers Ryan. 

    Ryan speaks fluent Cantonese with a Boston accent. 
    He also speaks perfect English befitting a attorney, using his language skills as a volunteer attorney for an organization that serves the underprivileged. 

    The owner of five Subaru's over the years, he currently drives a BRZ; his wife drives a Crosstrek. 

  • Jaime McGuinness
    Purchase Partner

    Jaime was born in Plymouth, and lives there today, but not without a few voyages in between.  On her way to a B.A. in Communication at Bryant University, Jaime spent a semester on the Gold Coast of Australia, an experience she describes as the best four months of her life.

    Jaime hails from a family of educators...her mother and two sisters are teachers, and Jaime worked in collegiate admissions before joining Planet. 

    Jaime represents the Planet philosophy of attracting professionals, men and women, from outside the car business. 

    Jaime leases a Subaru Legacy Sport.

  • Nicky Moberg
    Service Advisor

    Nikki was born and raised in Hawaii and now lives in Bridgewater.  She moved to Massachusetts for the weather.  She came to our Planet in 2003. 

    She brings to Planet a big dollop of Hawaiian sunshine in her smile and cheery manner.  She played basketball competively in Hawaii for the Pahoa Daggers.

    Nicky drives a Legacy.  

  • Steve Merrill
    Subaru MASTER Technician

    Steve Merrill lives in Hanson with his wife, two boys, and a hound dog named Elvis.  Just kidding...that would be a good name for a hound dog, but his real name is Charlie.   

    Steve was quite an athlete:  he played baseball, lacrosse, hockey, and even semi-pro football.  Fortunate for ailing Subaru's everywhere, Steve ultimately chose auto service over athletics. 

    When he was 14, he rebuilt a 1969 Dart Custom.  Now, after a long day turning wrenches on Subaru's, he goes home and turns wrenches on a 1967 Coronet.  "Do what you love and never work a day in your life." 

    Steve came to our Planet in 2005.

  • Jeff Morrill

    Since opening Planet Subaru in 1998, Jeff has poured his heart into building "your undealership," a sanctuary for team members and customers, free from the shenanigans at the typical dealership.  

    Jeff is not your typical car guy.  He is probably the only vegetarian, tree-hugging car dealer with a Class-A (Large Capacity) License to Carry Concealed Firearms.  He energetically supports Special Olympics and the Standish Humane Society.  Since 2011 he is a Big Brother/Big Sisters mentor to a young man from Roxbury.

    He lives in Milton with his wife and two spoiled cats.

    Jeff beams with pride at the special team members he has attracted to Planet Subaru who offer an experience that is so different than the typical dealership.  He really believes that the nice guys (and gals) can finish first in life.

  • John Morrill
    Supreme Commander

    John grew up in Virginia and now lives in Milton.  He opened Planet Subaru with his brother, Jeff, in 1998.  In addition to his responsibilities at Planet Subaru, John also manages our sister store, Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Franklin.

    John is a dad to two very athletic boys, adopted from Russia. 

  • Greg Norton
    Purchase Partner

    Greg bought a vehicle from Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge and enjoyed the undealership experience so much that he joined the Planet team in 2013!

    Greg recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Curry College.  He worked his way through school as a detailer, cleaning boats, cars, and planes. 

    A native of the coastal town of Hingham, saltwater runs through Greg's veins.  He loves to boat and sport fish.  He never tells fish tales.  One time, he caught a 10-foot long striped bass.  But just as he was pulling it in the boat, it got away. 

  • Klaire Perkins
    Purchase Partner

    Klaire grew up in Whitman and now resides in Hanson on a "compound" of five family homes in a row.  Good thing she likes the in-laws!

    One of four women who sell vehicles at Planet Subaru, Klaire bought her Planet Forester years before she joined the team.  When she was ready to make a career change, she chose Planet because we're "earth friendly, animal friendly, and people friendly."

    Away from the dealership, Klaire serves on the board of the Standish Humane Society and has rescued many cats over the years.  Asked at one point how she ended up with ten cats in her house, she responded, "Well, I had nine, and then I got one more."

    Klaire's hobbies include mountain biking, rock climbing, and organic gardening.

  • RJ Powell
    Purchase Partner

    RJ is a Long Island native and now lives in Waltham. 

    He is a few credits short of his BA in English (with a concentration in Rhetoric and Global Culture) from Binghamton University, where he is diligently completing his degree one course at a time. 

    He currently drives an Impreza hatchback, the first of four Subaru's he has owned that doesn't have a turbocharger.  Now he has a little less fun and a lot fewer speeding tickets. 

    Before joining Planet, RJ was a wholesale buyer of used vehicles, working at auctions to supply independent dealers with inventory.  Like the rest of our Purchase Partners, RJ came to Planet with a passion for Subaru but no experience selling cars. 

    RJ once lived on a farm in Vermont where he cared for a herd of cows.   We promise, however, that he'll never give you any bull!

  • Brett Quinn
    Service Manager

    Brett lives in Rockland with his wife and two darling little boys.  Brett is a direct descendent of King Henry VIII (fifteen generations ago.)  Not surprisingly, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in History.  When he was 19, he spent a year travelling through Europe.   Brett is a born-again Christian.

    Brett came to our Planet in 2006.   He drives a Subaru Legacy wagon.

  • Nate Roman
    Sales Manager

    Nate resides with his wife in Clinton (one of 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts that you may or may not have heard of).  He joined us in 1999, shortly after we opened, and has performed a variety of roles at Planet, including Purchase Partner and Business Manager. 

    In his spare time, he is an amateur astronomer and member of the International Dark Sky Association.  He drives a Subaru Outback 3.6R Special Appearance Package, and his wife leases a Forester.    

  • Dave Spellman
    Business Manager and Doctor of Automology

    David was born in Needham and now lives in Norfolk.  He drives past a lot of other dealerships every day to work at Planet because of the special way we do business.

    He wanted to be a doctor when he grew up.  He has the warm, endearing, competent manner of a medical professional, so we think of him as our Doctor of Automology. 

    The craziest thing he ever did was to spend a summer in Greece and Italy spending the proceeds from the sale of the 1979 Datsun 310 that his dad had bought for him. 

    He has three kids. His two favorite hobbies are bike riding and cooking, and the size of his belly is determined by which one he spends more time on.   (He says the cooking is winning right now).

    Dave joined us in 2009.  He leases a Legacy. 

  • Travis Stewart

    Travis is originally from Florida and now lives in Boston.  He is an owner of Planet Subaru and helped open the dealership in 1998.  As Un-Controller, he supervises the accounting and office teams.  He has a B.S.B.A.degree from the University of Central Florida.

    He has an identical twin brother, Trevor, that freaks us out when he visits from Florida because it's like we're seeing double!

  • Bonface Thuo
    Certified Subaru MASTER Technician

    Bonface lives in Taunton.  Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Bonface's journey to Planet Subaru was long and inspiring.  He came to the United States in pursuit of the "American Dream."  He joined Planet in 2006. 

    The mens' and womens' marathon world record holders hail from Kenya, so when Bonface joined the staff, the amateur running team was thrilled to hear that they would have a Kenyan.  Alas, Bonface is an excellent technician but not much of a runner.

    Bonface drives a Subaru Outback.

  • Eric Urbanowicz
    Purchase Partner

    Eric was born in Hanson and now resides there, but with many different addresses in between.  He grew up in Ft. Myers and graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. 

    Before joining Planet, he was a personal trainer.  He built and sold a small chain of fitness franchises.  With a resting heart rate of 55 and the ability to bench press 300 pounds, he is the only Planeteer who can help you shrink your car payment and your waistline at the same time!

  • Corey Warren
    Sales Operations Manager

    Corey Warren, Sales Operations Manager/Subaru Guru, built a home with a big garage in Hanson to store his babies:  a Subaru Legacy GT Spec B and a Chevrolet Corvette. 

    He grew up in Hampton, Virginia, and graduated from Virginia Tech.  He later became a Rocket Scientist.  (No kidding, he once worked for NASA).   He joined our team in 2004 and is well regarded for his knowledge of cars and his sense of humor.

  • Brian Wasik
    Subaru MASTER Technician

    Brian lives where he was born, in East Bridgewater.  As a teen, he cut his teeth on auto repair when he blew the engine in his Mercury Cougar and his mobility depended on figuring out how to install a new engine.

    Brian graduated from the New England Institute of Technology with a degree in Automotive Science.  He has been working on Subarus exclusively since 2005.

  • Amy Webster
    Service Administrator

    Amy grew up in Halifax and now lives in Hingham.  Before coming to Planet, Amy was a Pharmacy Technician so she knows how important it is to sweat the details.  Also, she is very good at counting small things. 

    Amy adopted a cat, Hocus Pocus, from the Standish Humane Society.  She also has a Boxer/Lab mix and a Basset Hound.

    Amy leases a Tangerine Orange Crosstrek.

  • Rob Webster
    Subaru Technician

    Rob was born in Hingham and still lives there almost four decades later. 

    He began working on cars professionally at age 17 and never stopped.  He wears his passion for cars "on his sleeve," literally:  he has tattoos of pistons, spark plugs, wrenches, and exhaust pipes on his arms!

    This mild mannered professional loves working with his hands; off duty, he plays drums in a rock band. 

    Rob is married to Amy Webster, Planet's Service Administrator.

  • Max Youmans
    Parts Advisor

    Max lives in Rockland with two vocal Siamese cats.  He grew up in Quincy.  He drives a WRX sedan.  

    With a last name starting in Y, he was always the kid at the end of the classroom roll call (and now the last member on our team roster here).  But as a Planet Parts Professional, he'll be first in your heart. 

    Max came to our Planet in 2008. 


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