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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Mike Lewis - Sales Director

859-687-0840 - mike@strongauto.com

I have been in Automotive Sales since 1997 with 16 of those coming at one dealership. I have worked in just about every aspect of sales including Finance. I have lived in Lexington since 1992 after attending the University of Kentucky. I am married with one daughter. I really enjoy helping people in all aspects of their car buying experience and I believe that customer service is the key to our business.


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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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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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Alan "Big Al" Scanlon - Sales Associate

859-687-0840 - al.scanlon@strongauto.com

I was born and raised in Lexington, Ky and attended Henry Clay high school where I received the nickname "Big Al" because of my position on the football team. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1978. I have been in the car business in Lexington for 31 years. As always, I am ready to help you find your perfect car at Strong Auto, but I am also excited to invite all of my previous customers to visit our fully equipped service department.


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Skipper Smith - Sales Associate

859-687-0840 - skippersmith30@aol.com

I am 41 years old and from Stanford, Kentucky! I am married to my wonderful wife Angie, and we have a beagle named Bailey. I have been in the car business for 18 years. I have worked at various dealerships in town throughout those 18 years. I have managed three stores and I have a great wealth of knowledge to help my customers have a great experience while helping them to purchase their car. I am friendly and experienced and I will ensure my customers have a good time when they are with me! 


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Jackie Allen - Sales Associate

859-687-0840 - jackieallen@strongauto.com

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Brittain Gill - Sales Associate

859-687-0840 - brittain.gill@strongauto.com

I grew up in Western Kansas. I enlisted in the Marine Corps after High School and came back to my birth place after, Lexington, Kentucky. I love helping people find the vehicle that fits their wants and their needs. I have two wonderful children Ethan and Evann. #DriveStrong 

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Brandon Ragland - Sales Associate

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I have been in the car industry for 25 years. Most important thing I've learned over the last 10 years is how much the Customer Experience matters! I'm here to give an experience not just sell a car. Repeat and referral business is a lot of what I live on and there's a reason, I know Customers Matter! #DriveStrong

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A.B. Francis - Sales Associate

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I am a proud Eastern Kentucky Native and Army veteran who loves his home state! I believe that people are what matter the most and I want to do my part in helping people get the very best quality preowned vehicle at the very best price! Buying a vehicle should be a pleasant and exciting experience. Here at Strong Auto that's exactly what we aim to achieve, and we do achieve on a daily basis. So friends, I invite you to get STRONG with STRONG AUTO!

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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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John Shannon - Service Technician

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I have been a service technician for 25+ years. I grew up working on cars and fixing everything that needed it. I have a unique love for exotic fish tanks and have a large salt water aquarium in my home! My favorite fish is a Tang! I also do not enjoy having my picture taken. #StrongService 

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Jeremy Linder - Service Technician

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I have been a mechanic for ten years now. I am originally from Santa Cruz, California. I love dogs and I love being in the outdoors. I am excited to see what is in store for me at Strong Auto! #StrongService

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Mike Robinson - Service Technician

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I have been in Lexington for a little bit now, but originally I am from Michigan. I love to work on all sorts of cars and I look forward to helping customers at Strong Auto! #StrongService

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Jerrod "Taz" Birch - Lot Technician

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I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky where I attended Henry Clay High School and played football. I am a father to two beautiful and talented young girls. My dream job is to become a chef, but I have enjoyed being a part of Strong Auto! 

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Scotty Woolery - Detailer

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I love making your car look shiny and new! 

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Steve Lefever - Detailer

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I am originally from Lancaster, PA. I have been detailing cars since 1998. I am married with a 10 year old daughter. My favorite thing to do is coach her softball team, I am so proud of her! I look forward to making your car look shiny and new. #StrongService 

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Aris Roussos - Lot Technician

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Hi! My name is Aris Roussos, I am a very tall and active native of Lexington, KY. I enjoy the best out of life! #DriveStrong