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

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. 



Art Lucia
Sales and Leasing Consultant
(802) 864-7400 x209

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.  

Brandon Epps
Sales and Leasing Consultant
802-864-7400 x229

Christie Villa
Sales and Leasing Consultant
(802) 338-8310

I've been in the automotive business for about 6 years; I love it!! I really enjoy making connections with my customers. Especially making them laugh.

    During my time away from work I spend my time doing activities with my family and enjoy traveling. 

    My first car was a Honda Accord.

Daniel K. Toomey
Sales and Leasing Consultant
(802) 881-1902

Born and raised in Vermont in the dead over winter. I've only really left twice to see the rest of the country. I am a father of a beautiful baby girl, whom I couldn't live without! I'm still new to the auto industry, but I am so excited to have a foot in the door with such a supportive team.

    When I'm not working I'm usually spending time with my family. I like to learn about history and find myself always watching videos about it. I like to woodwork and enjoy using tools. 

    My first car was a Blue 2011 Toyota Corolla LE

Nick Adams
Inventory Manager
(802) 864-7400 x214

Roger Hamilton
Owner Loyalty Manager
802-864-7400 x216

Multiple generation Vermonter, been in the automotive industry since 2003.

My first vehicle was a 1974 Ford F-100.  It was a V8 but one cylinder had no compression and another had 1/2 compression, so I called her my V6 1/2.

When I am not being your customer advocate, you can find me as a volunteer firefighter in Addison County, as well as hiking with my daughters and my labs.

Seth Quittner
Sales and Leasing Consultant
(802) 864-7400 x224

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!



Kyle Nichols
F&I Manager
(802) 864-7400 x228

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.

Mike Salvaty
F&I Manager
802-864-7400 x231

Mike brings a decade of sales and finance experience with him to Freedom Nissan.  



Jeremy Duell
Service Department Manager
(802) 864-7400 option 2

Jae Neal
Service Advisor
(802) 864-7400 option 2

Travis Hunt
Service Advisor
(802) 864-7400 option 2

Art Olsen
ASE Certified Nissan Master Technician

Nissan Master technician since 1986. GTR and Leaf certified.

Ed Gingras

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

Build it. Race it. Break it. Fix it.

    Volkswagon .:R32

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.



John Richling
Parts Manager
(802) 864-7400

Born and raised in VT!

        I love sports; my favorites include baseball, football, and basketball. I really enjoy watching the Yankees, Cowboys, and the Celtics. One of my favorite pastimes is bowling. In the summer you can find me at my kids' baseball games or on the softball field.

    My first car was a 1987 Buick Somerset!

Jason Silvia
Parts Professional
802-864-7400 option #3

Parts professional by day.  Priest by night and weekends.  I bless every part that goes through this parts department, to ensure the best quality and safety goes into your car.

Ricky Robideau
Parts Professional
802-864-7400 option 3



Tammy Guyette
Office Manager & All Around Boss Lady
802-864-7400 x207

I was born and raised in Burlington. 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.

Artiqua Dubois
Executive Assistant
802-864-7400 x235

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.

Joe Anger
802-864-7400 x238

I joined Team Freedom in October 2021 after working as a Controller in a top construction company.  When I am not at the dealership, you can find me with my camera out in nature.

Sheindie Ries
Human Resources Manager
802-864-7400 x220


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!