Meet the Boulder Nissan Team

Get to know Ted Christiano

I have always had a passion for cars since I was a kid, which is what led me to the car business when I was 18. I started out as a Porter detailing cars at a small Saab dealership on Cape Cod and quickly knew I wanted to be around this business. I am originally from Sandwich Massachusetts and we moved to Boulder in 1997.   
 
I love being outdoors some of my hobbies include camping, fishing, and off-roading. I really enjoy the Colorado lifestyle and spending my free time with my wife, daughter, son, and "Nitro" our 1st dog. I started with Boulder Nissan in sales just four days after I moved to Boulder, and worked my way up through other areas of management and became the General Manager in 2006.  
 
My goal is to make sure every customer experience is both professional and enjoyable. I understand people have a choice in who they do business with and I strive to better the way we operate our dealership daily. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. 

Get to know Ed Olsen

I started with Boulder Nissan in June of 2000. I began my career as a sales consultant and have worked in the finance department as well as in sales management. I am more than happy to help with any of your car buying or selling needs!  
 
I was born and raised in Littleton, CO, which makes me one of the ever-fewer Colorado natives! I enjoy playing and watching sports, hanging out with friends, and visiting new restaurants. From summer concerts to weekend mountain getaways, I try to enjoy all that this beautiful state has to offer. My son Enzo and my dog Daisy keep me pretty busy when I am not in the office. Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions you have about Boulder Nissan!      

Get to know Joey Parent

Hello, my name is Joey Parent, and I am originally from West Springfield, MA. I moved to Colorado in 2014.

 

I have over two decades of involvement in the automotive industry and started my career with Nissan in 2006. My passion for Nissan and the people who drive them is what brings me to Boulder. I aim to provide you with a smooth buying experience, outstanding service, and building relationships for years to come.
 
At eleven, I learned to drive a standard shift in a Datsun 620 pickup. For the past 24 years, I have been a proud Nissan owner and enthusiast. You can find me outside looking for the next great adventure when I'm not in the office. I love four-wheeling and exploring Colorado's backcountry. I'm excited to be here at Boulder Nissan and I’m looking forward to assisting you with all of your automotive needs.      

Get to know Will Topham

As a Louisiana transplant, I visited Colorado for the first time in April 2014 and knew immediately that this incredible state was where I wanted to call home. I joined the Boulder Nissan team in early 2016 and have since had the pleasure and privilege of working with an absolutely amazing team of folks. It was a hunch that led me to sign up after that initial interview, but it’s been Boulder Nissan’s culture and the genuine caring of ownership and management that has ultimately proven that I made the correct choice.  
 
When not at work, you can usually find me somewhere off of I-70 westbound tackling all the typical outdoor activities that both the newcomers and the lifelong natives all love. Stop by or give us a call to discuss your current or future vehicle needs. Our passionate team would be happy to show you a new and better way to buy a car, and I think you’ll agree the Boulder Nissan experience will be the best you’ve ever had!                                     

Get to know Jarrod Fawcett

I was born and raised in Fort Collins Colorado near Horsetooth reservoir. After graduating from CSU with my degree in Business Management, I decided to make the move to Denver where I ended up meeting my future wife.  
 
We just welcomed our baby boy to the world and hopefully, he has the same passion for cars that I share. I enjoy traveling with my family, watching sports, and spending time in the mountains as much as possible. I recently joined the team in June of 2021 and even though I am new to Nissan, I have worked in the industry for over 15 years and am able to work with any type of credit, good and bad.  

Sales Department

Get to know Mike Henry

My full name is Michael James Henry. I am originally from Almond, NY, where my family owns a dairy farm. I left that farm in January 1995 to come visit a friend here in Boulder. As is the case with many tourists, I ended up staying! Probably the most ironic part of my history though, is that I actually came into Boulder Nissan soon after that to buy a car. What I ended up with was the job I have today.  
 
I lived right here in town for about 8 years before recently moving to my new home in Westminster, CO. In my spare time, I enjoy riding my motorcycle up Left Hand Canyon, and boating on the Boulder Res. PS: I bought the car...and I'd be happy to help you find the right one for you too!

Get to know Josh Johnston

I am from a small farm town in southwestern Wisconsin; like many transplants, I came to Boulder on vacation in 2017 and have wanted to live here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy hiking in the mountains and going on long runs with my Siberian Husky, Cash, while listening to Phil Collins. So, it was only a matter of time before I ended up here. Being a big basketball fan, it was really fun to see my favorite team behind the Bucks win the Championship right after moving here. GO NUGS!

 

My career has led me through all types of sales and customer service until starting at my previous Nissan Dealer in 2019. I made the move to Boulder Nissan because of their passion for EVs and exceptional customer service in a relaxed environment. With over five years of automotive experience and ten years in customer service,  I look forward to helping you find your next vehicle. 

Get to know Roman Ramsey

Born in Brooklyn then raised in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, I eventually hitchhiked across the country. Having watched every Western on TV growing up (and there were a LOT of them), it only seemed natural that I would end up in these wide-open spaces. I spent the majority of my adult life in Santa Fe, NM, making furniture and enjoying the alternative creative, artistic, and spiritual community there. After earning a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Santa Fe, I was accepted at Naropa to work towards my Masters in Transpersonal Psychology but ended up taking a different path. That locked me into the Boulder/Santa Fe connection and I finally moved here after meeting Kim on Match.com. We decided after a year and a half of making the six-hour drive every two weeks that I had better move here (yes: an internet dating success story; we are now married!)
 
 
I have worked in the car business for almost 20 years at various dealerships, often at odds with the prevailing combative nature of the business. When I found Boulder Nissan, I knew I had found a home that was more in line with my personal philosophy around sales. While many places just give lip service to customer service, our dealership embodies it. I get to treat our clients the way I would like to be treated: with respect and integrity. We ARE, after all, what we DO. I am also the author of four books and when I am not at the dealership, you may see Kim and I hiking in our nearby mountains (she’s the one with the beautiful moonbeam hair).

Get to know Anthony Pucciarelli

I was born and raised in Colorado and moved to Boulder in 2011 to get my degree from the University of Colorado, Go Buffs! I’ve had a passion for cars my entire life, even saving up all the money I earned working many summer breaks in the customer service industry to buy my first car as soon as I turned sixteen.  
 
My love for cars and passion for customer service is what eventually brought me to Boulder Nissan. Here I hope to help every customer who leaves here to feel like they’ve received the customer service they deserve! I truly believe all of us at Boulder Nissan will give you a car-buying experience that’s as unique as Boulder!  

Get to know Rick Tanis

I am originally from a small farming town in Michigan where I was born and raised. My family had a small hobby farm with cows, chickens, pigs, and sheep and I was active in 4-H as 4-H king, Teen council member, and Key Club Award winner.  
 
I graduated from Wyoming Catholic College in Lander Wyoming with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, and now live here in Colorado with my wife. I really enjoy working at Boulder Nissan, getting to know customers, and guiding them in their purchase.  

Get to know Adam Sawyer

Born and raised in a small town outside of Massachusetts, my journey led me through the vibrant hospitality scenes of the Caribbean, NYC, Boston, and Nicaragua. In 2012, I planted roots in Boulder to raise my son. Joining Boulder Nissan was a natural choice, driven by the allure of an exceptional team. My role allows me to engage with outstanding customers, assisting them in discovering their ideal vehicles.

Service Department

Get to know Eric Stockton

I enjoy most types of motorsports or racing, and just about anything to do with cars. I enjoy going off-roading as well as spending much of my time outdoors with my family.

Get to know Bob Schmeckpeper

I’m originally from Western Wisconsin and lived in the town of Hudson for the past 13 years. I have always enjoyed working on cars, and have a passion for being around the automotive industry. I’m married and have three beautiful children. I have one daughter, two boys, and our golden retriever. We enjoy hiking, biking, and are very active in soccer.

Get to know Kristie Horman

I am a native of Colorado and have been with Boulder Nissan since 1995. I have been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, fly fishing, and hiking with my three dogs.

Get to know Brendan Reader

Originally coming from Los Angeles, I’ve been immersed in car and motorcycle culture my whole life. I spent most of my childhood racing dirt bikes in the Mojave Desert, and as I got old enough to drive, that passion grew to encompass classic cars and road bikes as well. I love working here because it gives me the opportunity to surround myself with like-minded folks who share that same obsession for anything with a motor.

Get to know Danielle Kretchmer

I am one of the lucky ones to have been born and raised in beautiful Colorado. In 2002 I moved to Boulder County and have loved every minute of it. I started here at Boulder Nissan in March of 2007 and love what a true family our team is. When not here at the store, I enjoy spending time with my son Jace, as well as my dogs, Gracie and Lila. Camping and 4-wheeling are our favorite summer activities!

Get to know Eddie Allen Jr.

Bio coming soon...

Get to know Vicente Jacobo

My name is Vince; I am a Boulder native passionate about cars and the great outdoors. When I am not in the shop, I am exploring the Rocky Mountains and taking in all the natural beauty Colorado offers.

Get to know Abel Marrufo

Hello, my name is Abel Marrufo. I am a Colorado native. I was born and raised in Longmont, CO. but I moved to Boulder back in 2022. I have always had a passion for cars. When I am not working on cars you can find me up in the mountains. I love to go off-roading with my girlfriend Kim and our two pups Teddy & Dice. I also love to play soccer, go camping, and travel! 

Get to know Melvin Gutierrez

I am from Los Angeles, California, and moved here when I was 2. I basically grew up in Boulder. Outside of work, I'm very active and love to play soccer.

Get to know Mandon Miller

I’m a Colorado native with a passion for cars and motorcycles. When I am not in the service shop, you can find me hitting the open road on my motorcycle, exploring Colorado with my wife and two dogs, or spending time with family and friends.

Get to know Patrick Arnold

Growing up in Los Angeles, I was always a part of the car culture, especially classic and muscle cars. Restoring classic cars is my passion, but making your car run better is what I do best!

Get to know Tom Knudsen

Hello! My name is Tom and I’m from Naperville, IL. I’m very excited to be a part of the Boulder Nissan team because it gives me an opportunity to work with the amazing people here as well as build relationships with people from the community. I’ve specialized in repairing Nissan vehicles of all kinds since 2006. In our free time, my family and I enjoy just about anything outdoors, as well as making homemade beer and wine.

Parts Department

Get to know Josué Olivas

Hola / Hello. My name is Josué Olivas. I was born and raised here in Boulder, Colorado, and just can't leave. I am fluent in both Spanish and English and would love to learn a third language. In my spare time, I love hanging out with friends & family, photography, video editing, working out, and playing with my dog. I was always into cars when I was a child and knew I wanted to work with them. Here at Boulder Nissan, I get the best of both worlds: the love for cars and working with good friends to service and protect your vehicle.

Get to know Octavio Longoria Almeda

I enjoy working at Boulder Nissan because I learn different things every day. I want to say thanks to the Boulder Nissan team for helping me out and giving me the opportunity to be here.

Get to know Jose Alcala

Hi, my name is Jose, I was born and raised here in Boulder, Colorado. I love this city and I don’t know if I’ll ever move away. In my free time, I like to watch and play sports, especially soccer. I love being around my family and my girlfriend (my favorite people). I like Boulder Nissan because everyone who works here is outgoing and I love that!

Business Office

Get to know Jodi Bissell

I am a native of Colorado, born in Brush, CO. I have been in the automotive business for over 30 years. I enjoy helping all my family and friends drive new or pre-owned Nissans. I truly love working at Boulder Nissan. We have an exceptional team of employees who are actually more like family. Our Goal at Boulder Nissan is to give our customers a truly exceptional customer experience!

Get to know Jenn Kennedy

My grandparents raised me as a child and I am very honored to now be caring for them in my home. When I'm not here at the store or with my grandparents, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jason, and my dog, Max. I have been with Boulder Nissan since September of 2000 and consider myself very blessed to be part of such a unique family!

Get to know Marissa Miller

I am a native of Colorado and have been with Boulder Nissan since 2022. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my husband, riding motorcycles, four-wheeling, and spending time outdoors with our two dogs, Charlie and Copper. I am fortunate to be part of the Boulder Nissan family.

Get to know Maxwell Purdum

I am a Colorado native with enthusiasm for the automotive industry and photography. I started at Boulder Nissan in June 2020 as a lot technician, transitioned to service advisor, and now direct our social media and general digital presence. I am fortunate for the opportunity that I have to combine two of my favorite hobbies; cars and taking pictures. I actively work toward improving my photography and editing in my free time. I often drive cars up to the mountains to take photos, scroll through Instagram to connect with local businesses or creatives, and spend time with my family.

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