Freedom Nissan Staff in South Burlington

Get to Know Our Dedicated Staff Here at Freedom Nissan!

Here at Freedom Nissan in South Burlington, we are all about transparency and we want you to get to know us before you come to check out your next car in South Burlington. That is why we created little bios for each of our staff members so that you can learn more about us and know exactly who you are going into business with. Meet our staff here at Freedom Nissan, then come see us here on Shelburne Road in South Burlington so that we may meet you! We are located just a short 10-minute drive away from Burlington!

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Robert Miller
    (802) 864-7400

    After a little hiatus I am back at Freedom and excited for what the future has to offer! In total I have worked for Freedom Nissan for 9 wonderful years. When I am not at work I enjoy playing, watching and basically anything that has to do with poker. In addition I enjoy spending time with my Chihuahua and cooking with my friends.

    When I am here at Freedom I enjoy working with customers to help them find the best deal I can. I also enjoy the family atmosphere that we have created.

    My first car was a Toyota Corolla. 

  • Mort Shapiro
    (802) 864-7400

    I started in the automobile business 30 years ago, as a rookie sales person, and in 1995 my wife and I decided to move from Boston to Vermont. Since then I have become co-owner at Freedom Nissan where I pride myself on making both customers, and my staff, happy.  When I'm not at the dealership, I enjoy spending time with my wife, children and grandchildren.

    My first car was a 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. 

  • Caroline Marcy
    Controller - Accountant

    I am a native Vermonter who currently lives in Richford VT. I have been working at Freedom since August 2016 and quite enjoy the exciting-fast paced work that I get to do on a daily basis.

    When I am not in the dealership I like to spend time with my family, garden, or read a good book.

    My first car was a Dodge Dart Sport.

  • Rodney Douglas
    General Sales Manager
    (802) 318-6424

    I am originally from Clintonville, NY but since my move to Burlington, in May 2016, I'm happy to call VT my home. It has been a pleasure to work for Freedom where I have had the chance to  make some great friendships.

    When I am not working I enjoy traveling with family.  I love the Ocean and look forward to spending as much time as I can near it!

    My first car was a 1981 Chevy Chevette.

  • Kris Lee
    Human Resources/Payroll Manager

  • Kristopher Carver
    Owner Loyalty Manager

  • Nick Adams
    Finance Manager

  • Art Lucia
    Credit Director

    I am a native Vermonter who enjoys watching good movies and relaxing with my family. I have been at Freedom since October 2016 and really enjoy the people I work with!

    My first car was a Ford Maverick.  

  • Kyle Nichols
    Business Manager
    (802) 846-0228

    I am originally from my mom's belly but have moved out and currently live right here at Freedom Nissan! In the winter, I love clearing the snow off the cars with my fellow employees, or as I like to call them friends. I have been here for about four cycles around the sun and couldn't imagine any where I'd rather work.

    When I am not here (which is a rarity) I enjoy snowboarding and dancing to EDM until the sun comes up. I have always loved to dance, and grew up performing both tap and interpretive.

    My first car was a Chrysler 300.

  • Joshua Catella
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

  • Wes Haskell
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

  • Peter Keegan
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    Years prior to settling in Vermont I was cruising around the northeast in my 1964 Chevy Malibu coupe. I lived in New York, Maine, and New Hampshire before deciding on Vermont as my permanent home. 

    When I am out of the dealership, where I have been working since '08, I enjoy playing music, road biking and getting crazy with a game of backgammon.

    I have always enjoyed the great inventory we have at Freedom, and of course the people I work with and those who enter the dealership. 

  • Andrew Sears
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

  • Seth Quittner
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    I grew up in Addison County and currently live in Starksboro, Vermont. I started in the car business in 2012 and love the excitement of it. There is never a dull moment here which keeps me motivated for my customers!

    In my spare time I enjoy skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking and running with my two Siberian Huskies

    My first car was a 1982 VW Rabbit, 2 door, manual with Mods!

  • Jake Spear
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

  • Joshua Maple
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

  • Jeremy Duell
    Service Manager

    I grew up in Hinesburg, Vermont and currently reside in South Burlington. I have worked here at Freedom since 2011and continue to enjoy the facility that I work in, as well as the customers I get to assist. When I am not at work I enjoy fishing, spending time with my family and playing poker. 

    My first car was a 1988 Volvo 240 wagon.

  • Jason Ricker
    Service Advisor

  • David Wood
    Service Advisor

  • Melissa Daley
    Owner Loyalty Associate

  • Art Olsen
    ASE Certified Nissan Master Technician

    Nissan Master technician since 1986. GTR and Leaf certified.

  • Stephen Tier
    ASE Master Certified Nissan Technician
    GTR Certified Technician

    I live in Shoreham, Vermont with my wife Deb and daughter. I am a Nissan Master Technician, ASE Master Technician and GTR and Leaf certified. I enjoy motorcycles, race car driving, camping, bike riding, and beer.

  • Johnnie Pridemore

    I am an ASE Master Technician with 20+ years of experience and have been here at Freedom since 2011. Besides getting to do what I love, I am also lucky enough to work with Delsa. She's cooler than the other side of the pillow.

    Currently I live in Essex Vermont. When I am not in the shop I enjoy live music and sleeping.

    My first car was a 1973 Chevy Nova. 

  • Justin Mossey

  • Ed Gingras

  • Ryan Buckbee
    Parts Manager

  • Jeremy Barrett
    Parts Consultant

  • David Boyden
    Parts Consultant

  • Tammy Guyette
    Title Clerk

    I was born and raised in Burlington Vermont and since starting at Freedom, in 2011, I have had the chance to work with some awesome people!

    During the weekends I like to spend time with my family and craft.

    My first car was a Plymouth Champ.

  • Christopher Smith
    Office Staff

  • Jamilah Bourdeau
    Accounting Clerk

  • Lori Buckbee

  • Ashley Daniels
    Administrative Assistant

  • Dan Guyette
    Lot Manager

    I was born and raised in Derby, Vermont.

    Since starting my job at Nissan, in 2013, I have been lucky enough to work with plenty of people, but my favorite person to work with is my wife :) 

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my loved ones. I also like to rebuild old Chevy trucks and work with my John Deere.

    My first car was a 1969 Camero that I rebuilt... and still miss to this day.

  • Edgar Massimino
    Lot Attendant

  • Mark Barrett

    I am from New York.

    I like to relax and spend time with the grand-kids.

    I have been here for 250,000 years... okay I'm lying it's only been five wonderful years. 

    I am lucky that I get the chance to work with my two sons Drew and Jeremy. It's a family within a family!

    My first car was a 1952 Oldsmobile... and yes I looked fly riding around in it.

  • Todd Hebert

  • Abedi Pililio
    Customer Service

  • Spencer Trahan

  • Dave Niles
    Shuttle Driver

    Has been married to wife Bonnie for 32 years. 2 children and 3 grand kids. Has lived in Hinesburg since 1983. Retired in 2011 from the food sales sector. Loves sports.

  • Zijada Semick


All the Services you Need Under One Roof!

As you peruse our staff bios, you will get to know all of our knowledgeable and friendly employees, some of them are native Vermonters hailing from towns like Williston or Essex! Our staff is here to help you with a smile and we offer all of the automotive services you need under one roof. No matter which department you turn to, you will find nothing but dedicated and knowledgeable professionals who work to find you the car that fits you just right, whether that be a new Nissan model or a used car. Once you find that right car, our finance team can offer you some great options where affordable auto loans and leases are concerned, according to your budget, financial history, and income. These professionals can also help clear up any questions you might have on the payment process, including defining terminology which might not be common knowledge. 

Finally, when your new or used car is in need of repairs, you can simply schedule an appointment from your home in Plattsburg and bring it to our service center! All of our technicians are certified Nissan mechanics who know all of the ins and outs of the vehicles we sell. Our technicians only use genuine Nissan parts for Nissan vehicles, which are available in our parts store

Stop by South Burlington Today! 

People come into our dealership seeking a new car, but often come out finding a friend and neighbor in our dealership, which is here to help you through the vehicle's ownership process. Get started today and test drive a new or used car at Freedom Nissan! We are just 20 minutes away from Colchester and we look forward to meeting you!