"I recommend Troy Ford for your Taylor Made Deal"
- Sallie Taylor

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

  • Jim Taylor
    Dealer Principal

    Troy Ford's Dealer Principal/Owner, Jim Taylor, was born in Eastern Kentucky and grew up in Norwood, OH--where his father worked for General Motors. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1964, then began working for Ford Motor Company--who relocated him (as part of a promotion) to Detroit, MI in 1973. He went on to purchase the Troy Ford dealership in 1977.

    He has three children with his wife, Carolyn, whom he married in August of 1964. The couple also currently have 5 grandchildren.

    When he finds free time he enjoys horse racing, as well as all of the activities his grandchildren are involved in. He serves on several community boards and is involved with missions performed by the Ginghamsburg Methodist Church.

  • Greg Taylor
    Director of Parts and Service Depts

    Greg began his career at Troy Ford washing cars in the summer of 1982. He likes spending time with his wife and 3 daughters as well as volunteering for his church and several non-profit organizations in the community. He enjoys his 1973 Winnebago and his wife's sweet and sour chicken (and her apple pie).

  • Scott Taylor
    Sales/Finance Director

    Scott Taylor has been with Troy Ford for 13 years now. He was born in Cincinnati and is a "die-hard" Cincinnati Reds fan.

    Scott attended college at the University of Cincinnati--where he obtained a degree in Business/Broadcasting. His dream car is an Aston Martin DB9 and he has a sweet spot for Graeter's ice cream!

  • Sales Managers

  • Ted Eads
    Sales Manager

    Ted Eads has been with Troy Ford since 2001--having been with us since the beginning of his car sales career (and we're proud to be able to say that). He enjoys his job here at Troy Ford and loves being able to talk with everyone who walks through the door.

    Born and raised in Troy, OH, Ted is a Trojan at heart. He is a family-guy who loves to fish in his spare time. He is also a "die-hard" New England Patriots fan.

  • Finance Managers

  • Ed Wright
    Financial Consultant

    Ed has been with Troy Ford since 1985. He enjoys church functions, motorcycling and spending time with his family, especially his 3 grandchildren.

    He has a degree in Bible and Music from Messiah College in Pennsylvania and a Masters degree from Ashland University.

  • Irvin Wallace
    Finance Consultant

    Irvin has been in the business of car sales for 16 years--11 of those years have been with us here at Troy Ford!

    He was born, and raised, in Cincinnati and graduated from Hughes High School. He is also a licensed ordained minister, as well as the president/founder of the Loving Care Nursing & Assisted Living Ministry, and has been involved in prison ministry for the past 7 years--having ministered in over 20 penitentiaries in Ohio.

    His favorite food is tilapia; however, you will never see him eating red meat! He is a husband and loving father to 12 children (3 of which he adopted) and in his spare-time you may find him running, working out, or playing his acoustic guitar. If Irvin could own his dream vehicle, you'd see him pulling into work in a Mercedes-Benz S600.

  • Product Specialists

  • Michael Gorman
    Product Specialist

    Mike has been a part of the Troy Ford staff since May of 2010--when he began his sales career. He was born and raised in Dayton, OH and graduated from Dixie High School.

    In his spare time, Mike enjoys watching football (especially his beloved San Francisco 49ers) as well as playing video games. He is a single father to 3 children, and his favorite meal is a steak and potato. He also has a great sense of humor, and in his past he did some comedy from time to time; however, the one thing he just can't get enough of is his tattoos.

    If he could choose one vehicle as his dream car, it would be the 1967 Eleanor Mustang GT Hatchback from "Gone in 60 Seconds."

  • Joe Baker
    Product Specialist

    Joe Baker started at Troy Ford in July of 2010. He loves working for Troy Ford and with all of his wonderful colleagues!

    He's a huge sports fan, including his love for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Tennessee Titans. He is also involved in the Troy Community Jr. baseball and basketball leagues.

    In his free-time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and playing with his 8 children. His favorite Ford vehicles? The Ford Fusion and the Ford F-150.

  • Shawn Crook
    Product Specialist

    Shawn has been with Troy Ford since July of 2012. He was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in Huber Heights, OH--yet graduated from Tipp City High School.

    He is married, and the father of a son and daughter, which takes up most of his free time. Though his favorite food is Chipotle, he could eat it every day!

  • Pat Martin
    Product Specialist

    Pat has been with Troy Ford since August of 1977! Before his car sales career began, he was a Big Band musician-- playing the clarinet and saxophone. He also raced Unlimited Tunnel boats.

    Currently, he enjoys watching his grandson at baseball and football games; he enjoys watching his granddaughter learn and grow musically, as well

  • M.J. Preuss
    Product Specialist

  • Internet Department

  • Allena Swartz
    Internet Associate

     joined Troy Ford
    ​'s Internet Department staff i
    , taking on the role of an Internet Sales Associate. She works closely with 
    Internet Manager
    ​ Chad Valerio handling inquiries sent in via a number of online mediums. 

    ​Born, raised and currently residing 
    ​she is also a graduate of Piqua High School... in... Piqua. ​
    ​Of course, she wouldn't say no to spending more time at the ocean on the beach, or at a lakefront property on the other side of the map. 

    ​her free time, Allena likes to spend time with her two dogs (Sucre, a Siberian Husky, and Churro, a Great ​Pyrenees/Labrador/German Shepherd mix), read novels and spend time with her family. She is also a thrill-seeker, so don't be surprised to hear about an epic road trip, or some of the insane roller coasters she has been on. 

  • Destiny Shultz
    Internet Associate

  • Service Department

  • Mike Despain
    Service Manager

    Mike has worked for Troy Ford since 1997. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 grown children. His hobbies include boating, race cars and cooking. He still owns his first car--a 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS that he purchased from his older brother when he was 12.

  • Amanda Werling
    Service Advisor

    Amanda started at Troy Ford in August of 2011 and has been in the automotive field since 2009. She is a 2009 graduate of Miami East High School in Casstown, OH--the same town where she was born and raised.

    Her family consists of her fiancé (Mike), son (Jackson), as well as 3 dogs and 2 horses. In her spare time you will find her hunting, fishing, or riding horses.

  • Teisha Lewis
    Service Consultant

    Service Consultant


    Teisha joined the Troy Ford staff in 2015, bolstering our Service Department lineup with her enthusiasm and general cheerfulness!

    She was born, and currently resides, in Troy; however, she lived in Guatemala (Central America) for about three years in between (and visited Uganda).

    She is happily married to her husband, Wesley, and the couple share a daughter (Allison) that Teisha loves spending time with--whether outdoors in the summer or indoors during the winter. She also enjoys watching movies and shopping. 

  • Parts Department

  • Doug Moore
    Parts Manager

    Doug has been with Troy Ford since 1988--and has been a parts guy since 1986! He went to school at National Trail, and was born and raised in New Paris, OH.

    He is the guy you will see rolling into work on one of his beloved motorcycles, for as many days of the year as he possibly can. He currently owns a Goldwing 1800 and a Yamaha Royal Star and has been on a few cross-country bike trips.

    He is a husband, father to 2, and grand-father to 2 more. His dream car is a Lamborghini Diablo and his favorite food is pizza.

  • Bob Tate
    Assistant Parts Department Manager

    Bob has been with us here at Troy Ford since 2002, and has been a parts-guy since 1991! He was a Fairborn Firehawk and graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors of Science in Recreational Studies--with an emphasis on Management.

    He was in an Air Force family and has lived in Arkansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Japan, New York, Ohio, and Florida as a child (and only has 4 states left to visit).

    In his past, he was a DJ and a Bartender. He loves classical, jazz, rock, and pop music (as well as music in general). In his downtime he loves to swim, row, canoe, shoot pool, and throw darts.

  • Rodney Dehart
    Parts Conssultant

    Rodney started at Troy Ford in January of 2012. He has been a parts guy since 1984, though he was a bar manager in his past. He is married and the couple have 4 children.His favorite past-times are riding his 4-wheelers, dirtbikes, and doing outdoor activities. He has had the pleasure of riding the Hatfield-McCoy trails in West Virginia, which he's been wanting to do for quite some time. His dream car? A 1968 Mustang Shelby GT500.

  • Ken Ferree
    Shipping and Receiving

    Ken started here at Troy Ford in May of 2000, with his duties including shipping, handling, and delivering parts for our Parts Department.

    Born and raised in Sidney, OH, his prior experience actually stems from his years as a garage mechanic; however, he actually earned his Associates Degree in Accounting from Edison State Community College.

    He has two children, Craig and Katheryn, and in his spare time enjoys working on his vehicles, golf, bowling, and working on his yard.

  • Ken White
    Body Shop Manager

    Ken has worked at Ford Motor Company dealerships in Service, Parts, and Body Shop departments over the past 39 years. He is also Master Certified in Body Shop, Service and Parts Management.

    His favorite thing about his job is helping people through the post accident and insurance claim process, ultimately seeing how happy they look when their vehicle has been repaired back to its original form.

    A graduate of FMI with an MBA, his hobbies include: bow hunting, fishing and target shooting. He loves to take rides on his "Harley" with his wife, Mariana, and loves spending free time with his daughters and his family's Daschund.