1360 Eastland Drive Lexington, KY 40505 859-687-0840

Meet the Staff of Strong Auto

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Mark Strong - General Manager

859-687-0840 - mark@strongauto.com

I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1990 with a degree in accounting. I am married to Jackie Strong and we have two children, Max and Mady. I immediately went to work in public accounting and became a CPA. Left public accounting to go into automobile industry which led to becoming a Chief Financial Officer at various new vehicle dealerships. I have spent the last 17 years serving at the highest levels of management in two of Kentucky's largest Ford dealerships serving in capacity as CFO, General Sales Manager as well as General Manager. Now serving as the GM and Managing Partner of Strong Auto. I bring great experience and a desire to make sure you will be treated fairly in dealing with our new company.


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Kris Woolum - Finance Manager

859-687-0840 - kris@strongauto.com

I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1995 and went to work in Sales until 1998. I then worked from 1998 until 2008 for Greens Toyota as a lease manager. For the last eight years I have been at Paul Miller Ford working as a Finance Manager. I am also a father of two young boys and one beautiful daughter; Kaden, Rydge and Carson. I am thrilled to be joining the Strong Auto team as the Finance Director and Partner. I believe in creating a positive experience for everyone and I know this will be achieved at Strong Auto. 

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Jackie Strong - Business/Service Manager

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I was born and lived most of my life in Louisville, Kentucky. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1991 with a degree in education. I worked in special education and then as a kindergarten teacher for 14 years. I have been married for 26 years to Mark Strong and have 2 children. We have an adorable yellow labrador retriever named Ruby and a black labrador named Shadow. I have learned many things while working as the Business Manager and Partner for the past 3 years. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. 


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Ransom Griffey - Sales Manager

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I started in Auto Sales in 1999, after 20 years in the coal industry and attending ITT Tech. I thought I would give Auto Sales a try. Turns out I have a passion for this job. I enjoy helping make dreams a reality and turning a need into a convenience. Stop by and give us a try, our people are the difference!! 
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Jackie Allen - Sales Associate

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Gary Carter Jr. - Sales Associate

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Luis Padilla - Sales Associate

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I am originally from Los Angeles and moved to the city of Lexington in 2016. I graduated from Pacific Coast College and shortly after enlisted in the USMC and am now a proud veteran. I am married to my beautiful wife and have 2 amazing and talented daughters. I started in the Customer Experience business in 1995 because of my passion of people and have made close friends with many of those who allowed me to earn their business. Hablo Espanol! Ext. 116

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Bob Milks - Service Manager

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I have been in the automobile service industry in Lexington, KY for 24 years. I am an ASE Certified Master Technician. I have been married to my wife, Susan for 35 years. I have two daughters and six grandchildren. I look forward to many years at Strong Auto, making your Automobile Maintenance and repair needs a pleasant and affordable experience. #StrongService

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Max Strong - Inventory Acquisition/Sales Associate

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Christy Stanhope - Finance Assistant/Title Clerk

859-687-0840 - christy@strongauto.com

I have been in the automotive business for over 20 years. I started out in sales and learned finance then moved into accounting and vehicle titles. Although I work more behind the scenes I am happy to be a part of Strong Auto and to assist you in finding your perfect vehicle.


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Mady Strong - Social Media Director

859-687-0840 - mrst248@uky.edu

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. I currently work as a nurse at The University of Kentucky. For the past few years I have taken on the social media accounts of Strong Auto. I love being a small part of my family's business. Contact me with any social media questions or concerns and make sure to check out our Facebook Page after purchasing a vehicle! "#DriveStrong" 

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James Mastin - Service Technician

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I have been a certified service technician for 33 years. I have a daughter and I’m a proud papaw to 2. Katy is my life partner. I’m a lover of animals, science and history. I enjoy fishing and the outdoors. I love spending time on my boat and with my flowers and plants.