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  • Lee Priddy , Sales Manager
    802-479-0586

    Lee AKA "The Crazy Texan" joined us here at Midstate in the summer of 2020 with many years of experience in the sales industry.  Not only does Lee love working with his customers, he also thrives on developing his team to be true professionals!  Hence the name, he grew up in Texas and moved to Vermont in 2005.  After spending many years in the concrete pumping industry, he decided to change over to the vast world of sales.  One of his customers even ended up marrying him in 2013. He loves to spend time with his two boys camping, hiking, fishing or whatever!.  You may just bump into the him with his family at one of the campgrounds in the area!  We are very happy and excited to have him on the team and we are sure that our customers will be too!!!

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  • Craig Stevens, Dodge Ram Chrysler Sales Manager
    (802) 479-0586

    Craig Stevens is a native Vermonter from the Newport area in the northeast kingdom.  After high school he worked for the Canadian Pacific Rail Road before joining the United States Navy.  In the Navy he served aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk working flight operations around the world.  Craig is a very proud father, his daughter is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force while studying pre-med at Norwich University.  Craig has a long career in sales, with the last fourteen in the auto industry.  On his days off he likes to spend time with his family doing anything that may come up.

    UPDATE:

    Where did six years go? I now consider myself a resident of Williamstown, Vermont.

    My daughter who is also my best friend, has since graduated from Norwich with a degree in nursing and who is currently (proudly) serving her country in the United States Air Force.

    I now have a black Labrador named Jagger that turned my house into a home.

    My partner, April, has supported me for the last twelve years and we are looking forward to more years and updates in the future. Stay tuned!



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  • David Gore, Business Manager


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  • Charay Ridlon, Product Advocate

    Charay Ridlon grew up in Littleton New Hampshire where she was in the dooryard working on "beaters with the heaters" with her dad. Always intrigued by the mechanics that ran a vehicle. Prior to car sales Charay owned and operated her own daycare in Littleton for 16 years. Her hobbies include anything outdoors including fishing, swimming, and going to the ocean. As she grew up with a brook in her backyard, water is her go to place. She has been in car sales in 2014. When she moved to Barre VT car sales to Charay became a desire. She didn't know had until she actually gave it a try. Charay enjoys conversing, meeting new people, and getting to know what others enjoy in life. She is energetic, positive and always friendly. Car sales is always something different everyday, no day is the same as the last, and you never know what the day is going to bring, which is one of the reasons why Charay loves the business. She joined Midstate in June of 2019. She always wanted to work in a family oriented business as she has four grown children and understands and appreciates the importance of keeping it family friendly within a community and business.

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  • Dibby Dey, Product Advocate


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  • Clay Bailey, Sales Professional

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  • Paul Kapusta, Sales Professional

    Paul grew up in the Morrisville area and has worked in a couple areas at Midstate.  He has just moved back into our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom and excited to have him back helping customers find that "Just Right Vehicle".  Please stop by and let me help you with all your transportation needs.



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  • Jon Tisbert, Sales Professional

    I like to think I am easy to talk to and really listen to what people tell me.  I enjoy the outdoors and want to be outside as much as possible.  I grew up on a farm in Cambridge Vermont, where I learned the value of hard work.

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  • Service Team,
    (802)476-4724

    Let our team of Service Advisers, Body Repair Estimator, Parts Specialists and factory certified Technicians help you with all of your automotive parts, service or tire needs today.  We not only work on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles, but most all makes and models with computerized equipment and shop manuals for these other brands.

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  • Paul Grupp, Service & Parts Director

    Paul has run the Service and Parts department for 3 years. He has over 30 years experience working with many car lines. He keeps himself and the department members up to date in their knowledge. Paul is married and has 3 children. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, camping and biking. Paul is an active member of the Central Vermont Rotary Club and the Green Mountain Club.

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  • Jeff Jay, Warranty & Service Support

    Jeff lives in Orange and has been at the dealership for several years.  He started in the old car wash, reconditioning used cars during his senior year in high school.  After attending college, he decided to come back and worked as a mechanic in the shop for a couple years before transitioning into a support role for our service department.  Today you might run into Jeff in the service drive on a busy day, answering the phone, driving our shuttle or helping get a warranty question answered from the factory. 

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  • Steve Casavant, Parts Manager


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  • Steve Smith, Parts Specialist

    Steve Smith has been in the automotive parts business for over thirty years, twenty plus of those years here at Midstate.  Steve and his effervescent wife Sarah live in Barre, he enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

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  • Jessica Gore, General Manager
    (802) 479-0586

    Jessica joined the team at Midstate in 1999 after studying nursing at Southern Vermont College in Bennington Vermont.  What started out as a summer break from college turned into her first and only full time job after four years of college.  Jessica was a top performer her first two years in used car sales, moving on to a stint as our Business Manager before taking over as our Hyundai Sales Manager in 2004.  She has been a relentless advocate for Hyundai and won several awards, including having Midstate recognized as the number one dealer for customer satisfaction in her district during the fall of 2008. Jessica is also the lead proponent for Midstate's participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for several years.  Her daughter Kaleigh was born 11/09/2011.  She is growing into a beautiful young Lady.  On November 23rd 2018 Jessica married her love David Gore.

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