Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Dunning Toyota is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Owners Staff

President and Dealer Principal Julie Dunning
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Dunning Toyota President Julie Dunning was nominated for the 2016 TIME Dealer of the Year award. The Toyota dealer was among 50 other car dealers to earn the nomination. Dunning was selected for her charity work. The Publisher of TIME Magazine Meredith Long and the President of Auto Finance for Ally Financial Tim Russi announced the nomination. They explained that those selected for the nomination demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the automotive industry and an ongoing propensity for charitable activities. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by Time and Ally,” Dunning explained after learning of the nomination. “We are committed to supporting the community in a variety of ways, and we take great pride in being able to give back to the area.” As a nominee, Dunning will receive $1,000 for the 501c(3) charity of her choice, and she will be acknowledged on the website AllyDealerHeroes.com, which celebrates the charitable achievements and contributions of all of the nominees for this annual award. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is considered by many to be the one of the most illustrious honors in the automotive industry, and previous award winners are among the most successful and respected auto dealers in the country. Dunning Toyota supports a wide variety of charities through donations and philanthropic activities. The dealership is the number one donor of toys for the Toys for Tots campaign in Washtenaw County, and they supported 250 local children during the Christmas season by purchasing toys for them. In 2014, Dunning Toyota donated $18,000 to the Alpha House, a homeless shelter that serves women and children and their families. Dunning Toyota also supports Arbor Hospice, donating a 4WD vehicle each year to the organization, and provides support for the Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor and the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Additionally, Dunning hosts a variety of community events at her dealership, such as family movie nights and a “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event for community children. Dunning, 69, graduated from Roanoke High School in Roanoke, IN, and attended Michigan Christian College in Rochester Hills. She started her professional career as a salesperson at Toyota Ann Arbor in 1973 and was promoted to general sales manager in 1979. In 2000, Dunning became president and dealer principal. She currently owns the Toyota dealership as well as Dunning Subaru in Ann Arbor. Dunning has three sons and one grandson who also work in the automotive sales industry.
President and Dealer Principal
Julie Dunning
General Manager/Vice President John  Taylor
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Welcome to Dunning Toyota. Our family owned and operated business is here to help you with your vehicle shopping needs. With almost 50 years of serving the Ann Arbor area, our experience, dedication and service is unparalleled. Come in today to work with any of our managers who will provide you with the best service, attention and experience that you can trust -- let us help you experience the Dunning Difference.
General Manager/Vice President
John Taylor

Meet Our Sales Staff

Director of Sales Operations Lowell  Dunning
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734-997-7600

Welcome to our Sales staff page. Our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff is always ready to help you find the vehicle you're looking for. Whether it's helping you before, during or after the sale, their years of experience, knowledge and dedication in helping you have an enjoyable and easy experience is unparalleled. From our family to yours, come in today and receive service you can trust! To learn more about any of our staff members, just click on their pictures and experience the Dunning Difference!

Director of Sales Operations
Lowell Dunning
General Sales Manager Eric  Brower
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734-997-7600
General Sales Manager
Eric Brower
General Sales Manager Ernesto  Garcia Jr
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General Sales Manager
Ernesto Garcia Jr
General Sales Manager Jeff Kessler
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General Sales Manager
Jeff Kessler
E-Commerce Manager Elena  Manalp
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734-997-7600
E-Commerce Manager
Elena Manalp
Sales Consultant Ava  Weldeab
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734-997-7600
Sales Consultant
Ava Weldeab
Sales Consultant Carol  Stanley
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734-997-7600

I am a local .S.E. Michigander. I have lived here my entire life. I have been with Dunning Toyota for 35 years.

Thoroughly enjoy my clients and their longtime ownership experience with their Toyotas. This dealership is a step above all other in their commitment to customer satisfaction, always working to improve on procedures to enhance the overall experience.

Born in Ypsilanti, attended Ypsilanti Public Schools, and a graduate of EMU. Lived in Ypsilanti 50 years, now a resident in Pinckney, on the chain of lakes. Love pontoon boating, generally hanging around with family and friends. Enjoy classic car shows, swap meets, and searching for treasure in flea markets.

I look forward to working with you to show you the great variety of Toyota models and assisting in process to discover the one that works best for you.

Sales Consultant
Carol Stanley
Sales Consultant Dusty  Orick
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734-997-7600

Hello I'm Dusty! If you're looking for a sales person who will ensure you will have the best car buying experience possible then come see me. Dusty's my name and cars are my game!

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Sales Consultant
Dusty Orick
Sales Consultant Hunter Blackwood
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(734) 622-9118
Sales Consultant
Hunter Blackwood
Sales Consultant Jason  Kersey
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734-997-7600
Sales Consultant
Jason Kersey
Sales Consultant Jeff  Root
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734-997-7600

Network Jeff: http://bit.ly/JeffreysToyotaTalk

Sales Consultant
Jeff Root
Sales Consultant Joel  Dunning
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734-997-7600

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Sales Consultant
Joel Dunning
Sales Consultant Jordan Dunning
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Sales Consultant
Jordan Dunning
Sales Consultant Kevin Doyle
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Sales Consultant
Kevin Doyle
Customer Retention Manager Zack Johnson
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Customer Retention Manager
Zack Johnson
Sales Consultant Thomas Zabik
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Call or text me anytime! I'm always happy to help clients find the right vehicle, day or night. 734-622-9108
Sales Consultant
Thomas Zabik

Meet Our Finance Staff

Finance Manager Beth  Bashert
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734-997-7600

I have been a member of the Ann Arbor community for over 30 years. My family and myself have been actively involved in our local community, we donate money to our neighborhood association for car sales to my neighbors. I am a foodie, wine maker and movie-phile. I worked first in the restaurant business then in non-profit organizations and most recently in the Auto Industry. Dunning Toyota has been my employer for over a decade. It is a great place to work and buy cars from. Come on down, let's have a great time together and let me help you get the right vehicle for your wants and needs!

Network: http://bit.ly/FBBeth | My Site: http://bashert.us/
Finance Manager
Beth Bashert
Business Manager Tom Mallon
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734-997-7600
Business Manager
Tom Mallon
Business Manager Eugene Ilin
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Business Manager
Eugene Ilin

Meet Our BDC Staff

Appointment Manager Shaelyn  Brechemin
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Appointment Manager
Shaelyn Brechemin
Appointment Coordinator Kelly Knight
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Appointment Coordinator
Kelly Knight
Appointment Coordinator Joanna Perez
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Appointment Coordinator
Joanna Perez

Meet Our Marketing Staff

Director of Onboarding Todd  Bailey
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I've been working at Dunning for over 15 years. I am currently the Director of Onboarding. I love the challenge of finding new ways to bring the Dunning brand to more people in and around the Ann Arbor area.

I am an avid bowler and softball player and really enjoy competitive team sports. I'm on several local associations board of directors, allowing me to be involved directly with the community. I find this rewarding and I love being a part of an events to benefit our local businesses or charities. I also have three wonderful children (although they aren't really children anymore) who are absolutely wonderful and that makes me a very proud dad!

Working for a family owned business is a huge reason I enjoy this place. Our core values ensure that both our employees and our customers have the highest degree of care in the industry. Dunning also gives back to our local community through many fine charities every year and I'm proud to be a part of that. I feel that is truly what THE DUNNING DIFFERENCE is all about!

Director of Onboarding
Todd Bailey
Marketing Director Brittney Schering
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Fairly new to the automotive industry, Brittney is working to revamp the marketing department with a focus fueled on consistent communication, structured accountability, and the company's core values to best serve our community with quality service for years to come. At her core, she is a deadline-driven, international writer and editor most passionate about using extensive editorial expertise and strategic wordplay to help others flourish and succeed while simultaneously committed to collective, progressive communication, company culture, and community involvement both internally and externally.
Marketing Director
Brittney Schering

Meet Our Inventory Staff

Reconditioning Assistant Brad McCormick
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Reconditioning Assistant
Brad McCormick
Reconditioning Director Laura  Garneski
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Reconditioning Director
Laura Garneski

Meet Our Service Staff

Service Manager David  Clay
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Welcome to our Service Department. We look forward to making your vehicle owning journey a stress free experience.
Service Manager
David Clay
Service Manager Woody  Woods
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Service Manager
Woody Woods
Service Sales Manager Doug  Balogh
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Service Sales Manager
Doug Balogh
Assistance Service Manager Eric  Shih-Yu Liu
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Assistance Service Manager
Eric Shih-Yu Liu
Assistant Service Manager Marlon  Leiva-Callejas
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Assistant Service Manager
Marlon Leiva-Callejas
Assistant TRAC Manager Justin  Nunn
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734-997-7600
Assistant TRAC Manager
Justin Nunn
Assistant Service Manager Zach LeVasseur
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734-997-7600
Assistant Service Manager
Zach LeVasseur
Assistant Service Manager Kan  Dhitirojana
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Assistant Service Manager
Kan Dhitirojana
Utility Brad  Schoster
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Utility
Brad Schoster
Shuttle Driver Oscar  Green
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Shuttle Driver
Oscar Green

Meet Our Parts Staff

Parts Director Matt  Trout
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877-352-2730
Parts Director
Matt Trout
Assistant Parts Manager, WHSL Bruce  Mielke
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Assistant Parts Manager, WHSL
Bruce Mielke
Parts Specialist Larry  Sypien
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Parts Specialist
Larry Sypien

Our Location

Dunning Toyota
3745 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Sales: 866-250-5361
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Sales Hours

Monday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 3:00 pm
SundayClosed

Service Hours

Monday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundayClosed

Parts Hours

Monday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 1:00 pm
SundayClosed
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I’ve bought many cars over the past 30 years but Dunning has earned my business for life. Just purchased a used Nissan Sentra “AS IS” last month, a nice car, and last week the transmission totally went out. I was not happy! They got me in the same day and allowed me to trade it in for another...

- King Diamond, GOOGLE

Tommy is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Toyota sales team member we will see again! He didn't keep us waiting, either, and didn't waste our time. He answered every question.

- Janet Grimm, GOOGLE

Joel Dunning, my sales person, was honest, frank, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He took his time to carefully answer all my questions and was never pushy or impatient. He is such a nice guy that I wouldn't mind hanging out with him socially. Normally, I don't like the stress of car-shopping, but...

- hksoong, DEALERRATER

Great experience at Dunning! Tommy is the nicest salesperson I have met. He’s not one of those pushy salesmen, he goes with the flow and is very friendly. Will recommend and go back for future vehicles. Thanks again

- Wilson Painting, GOOGLE

Joel Dunning, my sales person, was honest, frank, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He took his time to carefully answer all my questions and was never pushy or impatient. He is such a nice guy that I wouldn't mind hanging out with him socially. Normally, I don't like the stress of car-shopping, but...

- Kaz Soong, GOOGLE

Joel Dunning, my sales person, was honest, frank, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He took his time to carefully answer all my questions and was never pushy or impatient. He is such a nice guy that I wouldn't mind hanging out with him socially. Normally, I don't like the stress of car-shopping, but...

- Kaz Soong, CARS

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- CARGURUS

Today we picked up our first new car in nearly 10 years from Dunning Toyota in Ann Arbor! We were really uncertain about how difficult buying a new car would be. (though we had done our research and knew we wanted a Toyota hybrid.) Our sales person Dusty Orick was really terrific! He made...

- James And W., YELP

Tony was so very helpful and knowledgeable. He made the process of purchasing our new Sienna seamless. I would highly recommend Tony and Dunning Toyota!!

- thechenfamily1, CARS

Tony was so very helpful and knowledgeable. He made the process of purchasing our new Sienna seamless. I would highly recommend Tony and Dunning Toyota!!

- thechenfamily1, DEALERRATER

Tony was great. I told him what I was looking for and how much I was willing to spend, he worked with me and found me a great suv. He explained the options that would better suit my needs and made sure I was getting a great deal. I didn't feel pressured, I was very comfortable with him during the...

- Mandvenancio, CARS

Tony was great. I told him what I was looking for and how much I was willing to spend, he worked with me and found me a great suv. He explained the options that would better suit my needs and made sure I was getting a great deal. I didn’t feel pressured, I was very comfortable with him during the...

- Mandvenancio, DEALERRATER

Communicate was good, but bad policy of not taking a deposit to view a vehicle, advertising on a national level, you can not expect everyone to live next door

- Draftu2, CARGURUS

Overall, my experience with Dunning Toyota was positive. Kyle Taylor was my salesman, promptly contracted me when a used car in my price range came into stock (even before it appeared online). He also came in on his day off to help me. There was an miscommunication with financing that upset me, but...

- Timothy Baker, GOOGLE

Tommy was very helpful

- GuruW1Q9P, CARGURUS

Great group of service members I had to move from Dallas to Ann Arbor and switch my license plates and Texas you have to have a plate in the front and the back and there was a little additional work on that you normally wouldn't have to do I'm at home I pulled up they did it right on the spot wash...

- Jen I., YELP

Excellent experience acquiring my brand new Toyota! All staff committed in attend my requirements. An special thanks to dealer-man Tommy, who did everything to we have a pleasant purchase.

- Marcell C., YELP

Very friendly environment! Everyone was very helpful! Crystal was my sales rep and she went above and beyond helping me get the car I wanted. Surprisingly it wasnt even a Toyota, it was a used Mitsubishi. Would recommend this dealership to anyone looking to purchase a car!

- Dan Strateger, GOOGLE

Great

- Gustavo Alejandro, GOOGLE

I was looking for "the most comfortable/best SUV" for us. The moment I sat in the Highlander, I knew it was the right choice. Tony Khalil worked with me from the beginning, communicating all the wants and needs I had expressed. He even had to go dig the Highlander out of the 9" of snow that we got...

- Lloydo, CARS

I was looking for "the most comfortable/best SUV" for us. The moment I sat in the Highlander, I knew it was the right choice. Tony Khalil worked with me from the beginning, communicating all the wants and needs I had expressed. He even had to go dig the Highlander out of the 9" of snow that we got...

- Lloydo, DEALERRATER

I found the right vehicle at the right price with an amazing sales staff who have my best interests at Heart.

- JoeFunkII, CARGURUS

Took my wife’s van in for a routine oil change and tire rotation. I didn’t have an appointment and I came when it was quite busy, but I still managed to get out in just over an hour and a half which fit into my other errands perfectly. Not too bad. George was a great service advisor.

- hmn000, GOOGLE

Great service!

- JM Gerig, GOOGLE

Fantastic experience all around. Thank you to Jeff Root, Tom Mallon and Todd Bailey for all the help today!

- Kevin Brady, GOOGLE

We loved working with Jeff Root for our trade-in and used car purchase. He was incredibly friendly and really advocated for us to get the best deal possible on our trade AND purchase. I'm very weary of salespeople in general but he made the whole experience enjoyable, stress-free and no BS. Same...

- Tori Holmes, GOOGLE

I called ahead before arriving at the dealership and asked if the vehicle could be taken to the shop for all points inspection before arriving. My salesman( Joel ) had it done before I arrived with no problems. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The paper was already done and the wait...

- CARGURUS

Great car shopping experience. Joel was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were trying different models to see which ones we like the best, and tried a Corolla, a Camry, and a Rav4. All three models brought different things to the table, and in the end we like the Rav4 the best, closely followed...

- Jesse Howell, GOOGLE

My sales rep Sarah was great. I interrupted her lunch but she was accommodating and patient with me through the sales process. Neal the business manager is a consummate professional. He answered all of my questions about the paperwork and did not waste one minute of my time. I appreciate that.

- Dan Stroebel, GOOGLE

The Team at Toyota Ann Arbor is extremely professional and was quick to answer all my questions.

- CARGURUS

Nice customer service.. prompt response.. Courteous staffs

- Jay kar, GOOGLE
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