Don Asher has been a member of CHH for over 20 years and is currently General Manager. Don has been married to his wife Krista for 15 years; they are true animal lovers and count their pets Klea, a calico cat, ball of energy Chocolate Lab Dawson, and super chill Black Lab Kona as family. Don is originally from North Canton and came to Wooster because of his employment here. He is a member of the Elks Club, The USTA (United States Triathlon Association), CTC (Cleveland Triathlon Club), the Mid Ohio Triathlon Club, and the AJ Baucco racing team. His hobbies include Ironman competitions, swimming, cycling and running, the ocean and beaches of the ‘islands’, movies, and eating Krista’s wonderful ongoing cooking. His accomplishments include 10X Ironman finisher, a few marathons, running his personal best time in all distances at the age of 44, and being sponsored by Snickers Energy Bars for 2 seasons with current sponsorship by Wattie Ink. Also using Ironman as a platform to raise money for non-profit groups like Viola Startzman Free Clinic, People to People, Exceeding Expectations, and Habitat for Humanity totaling in excess of $15,000.00. Although Don and his wife have visited over 15 Caribbean Islands, he considers his favorite vacation destination to be Orient Beach in St. Martin where he met several members of the Marley (as in Bob) family!
Growing up through high school and college, Jen Bressi has been with CHH since the age of 15 and she is now the Dealer Manager. Jen attended Northwood University studying Automotive Marketing & Management spending her initial year at the Midland, Michigan campus and finishing her final 2.5 years at the West Palm Beach, Florida campus. Her most proud achievement since she’s returned home in 2005 is purchasing her first home at the age of 21 and spending 12 years upgrading it before snatching up her dream home in 2019- a log cabin on a quiet 5 acres. She’s an avid animal lover and also enjoys running, completing her first ½ marathon in 2015. Now living in the country with her husband, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 goats (yes 11 goats!) Jen can step right out of her front door for a peaceful jog. Vacations are very important to her and have found the Bahama chain to be her Go-To spot. She also enjoys knitting, yoga, and playing the piano.
Kristen Bagby joined the College Hills Office Team in September of 2018. Kristen went to Waynedale High School and graduated in 2016. She grew up in Apple Creek and has lived in Orrville for about two years. Kristen resides with her boyfriend, Michael, and 2 sons: Zayne and Carson. She enjoys painting and her favorite seasons are Fall and Winter because of carving pumpkins, leaves, Christmas, and looking at Christmas lights. Kristen’s birthday is April 18th.
Kaylee Hysell has joined the Germain Honda of College Hills team in May 2022 working as part of the administration team, many of you may remember Kaylee. We are fortunate to have Kaylee once again as part of our team. Kaylee graduated from Wooster High School and then received her associates in business management technology from the University of Akron. She now resides in Dalton, OH with her fiancé Cole and her children Ensley and Gatlin, Kaylee enjoys spending her free time canoeing, swimming, playing games, watching movies, as well as shopping. Kaylee’s favorite time of the year is fall. The fall season brings with it football games, bonfires, and the changing colors of the leaves.
Todd Smucker joined our sales team in November of 2013 and is now the Sales Manager. He was born and raised in Dalton where he still resides today with his wife and 4 kids. Needless to say, Todd is a busy man. In his spare time, he volunteers as the manager of a non-profit Christian bookstore at his local church. His hobbies include reading and spending time with his family. Todd is a lifetime Honda owner and currently owns an Odyssey and a Fit, two models that are on completely different sides of the spectrum. Contrary to popular belief he is not a direct descendent from the founder of JM Smucker Co. Todd’s primary goal at College Hills Honda is to provide flawless customer service in every aspect of your ownership experience.
Phil Apel has been helping people purchase cars at CHH for over 20 years. With his wife Tara, he has 3 children, Sidney, Riley, and Chase. They also have a dog and a gecko! Outside work, Phil likes spending time with the little ones, running, riding bikes (motor and bicycles), and working on their 100+-year-old house! Though he moved with his parents from St. Louis, Missouri in 1981, his favorite vacation spot is the ‘Big Apple’. Along with the accomplishments of completing 25 marathons and 3 Ultra marathons, Phil is extremely happy that, with 3 kids, he still has his hair! From his parents Phil was told, ‘Pick a job you love and you will never work another day in your life.’ He feels he has accomplished this with his employment here at College Hills Honda.
Steve Crisafulli has been a part of the College Hills Honda Sales staff for 19 years. During this time he has been a member of Honda’s Council of Sales Leader. Steve has a BS degree in Health Education from Murray State University and his Masters’ work in Technology Education was at Johns Hopkins University. Steve has been married to his Nancy Mayberry Crisafulli for 30 years. They are both members of Grace Church here in Wooster. He enjoys ministering to small men’s groups and has appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network (700 Club). Steve enjoys running and runs marathons with co-worker Phil. Both he and Nancy also enjoy biking the many different bicycle trails in Northern Ohio. Steve says the best part of his job is meeting people and teaching the customer the newest technology College Hills Honda has to offer when getting a new Honda!
Chris Liming joined our sales team in June 2022 bringing with him previous automotive sales experience. He is excited to be representing a great product in a great community. Chris and his wife Jennifer reside in Wooster with their 3 cats, Aang, Zuko, and Bumi. Away from work, Chris enjoys music and golf. Summers are his favorite time of the year so he can enjoy all the festivals as well as get in rounds of golf. Growing up in the Mansfield area he’s a graduate of Pioneer Performing Arts. Chris’ goals are to provide service to the community and work towards moving into management.
Michael Miller joined our sales team in January 2022. Michael applies all his positive traits from being jovial, quick-witted, friendly, detail-oriented, and creative to ensure a quality car buying experience. Michael and his wife Michaela and children Henry and Elizabeth have resided in Dalton since 2012. Writing, design, painting, music (playing instruments), and exercising are how Michael fills his free time. The holiday season is his favorite time of year, Michael loves everything about Christmas and his wedding anniversary on December 19th so there is more reason to celebrate. Michael graduated from Malone University with a BA in History and a minor in writing. He eventually wants to earn his master’s degree. Michael is the ultimate Star Wars connoisseur having never lost a game of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. When you are in the market for a new car, Michael is ready to help you find your perfect ride.
Kyle Picklesimer joined the sales staff in March of 2020. He is a Wooster native and graduated from Triway in 2007. He and his wife Brittany enjoy hanging out with their Golden Retriever Gracie in their spare time. Kyle loves all things sports-related. Especially golf and motorcycles. His favorite season is spring because it is the start of the golf season. Kyle is new to the Auto Industry but not new to sales, he believes in knowing the product well in order to properly relay all of the pertinent information to his customers to make their experience better!
Meet Jay Stephens sales consultant for Germain Honda of College Hills. Jay joined our team in April 2022. He relocated to Wooster from Lexington, KY where he worked in automotive sales. Jay is excited to join our group that enjoys working together for the good of our customers and the Germain family of dealerships. Jay has years of sales experience as well as been a lead pastor since 2009. Being focused on delivering a quality sales experience and helping our guests find the perfect vehicle to meet their needs is Jay’s goal. Away from work, Jay enjoys sports, landscaping, and fall is his favorite time of the year as he enjoys High School football games and fall activities.
Jimmy Pierce is our service manager and comes to us from our sister dealership in Dublin. He joined the College Hills team in January 2022. Jimmy has resided in Sunbury, OH since 2016 and has two children Collin and Caleb. He also has two Boxers Greg and Russell and a cat named Steve. Away from work Jimmy enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Elyse riding motorcycles, baseball umpiring, working on his home, and staying busy with his kid’s sports. Spring and Fall are his favorite seasons as they are baseball and football seasons. He also enjoys summertime for motorcycle riding. When you are in for service introduce yourself to Jimmy and welcome him to the area.
Spencer Beery joined the Germain Honda of College Hills team in the service advisor role in April 2022. Spencer is looking forward to being a part of our lively and friendly team and his new career in the automotive industry. He is currently in college to become a software engineer but has taken a hiatus to gain work experience. Spencer resides in Wooster; he has found that his favorite season is winter as he grew up in an area where he never had the opportunity to see snow and enjoys the change of seasons and especially going skiing. Away from work he keeps occupied building RC cars, lasers, and video games. Spencer is looking forward to working with you and providing you with the quality Germain experience you deserve.
Joining the Germain Honda of College Hills team in May 2022 as a service advisor is Caleb Pierce. Caleb came to us from our sister store in Dublin, OH where he worked as a lube tech. Caleb is excited to be part of a great team working in a great industry. Since 2012 Caleb has resided in Sunbury, OH, and in his spare time enjoys football, softball, and baseball. Caleb is a graduate of Big Walnut High School where he played football and graduated from Tiffin University with a bachelor’s degree. Fall is his favorite time of year as it brings football. One of his goals in life is to continue to improve in all that he does. On your next visit, stop and say hi to Caleb and welcome him to the area.
Service Advisor Jake Schiaffino joined the Germain Honda of College Hills team in June 2022. Jake is excited to join our team of professionals bringing with him a background in the automotive industry. Jake resides in Orrville with his wife Jenna, daughter Mia Marie and their three dogs, Toby, Bella, and Willow. Born in Alabama, Jake was raised in Ohio and attended college in Florida. Away from work, Jake enjoys a good cup of coffee, watching television, going to the movies, developing his skills in video games, working with electronics, creating items on his 3D printer, and traveling. He has set a goal of visiting all 50 states and only has 4 to go. He enjoys setting and working toward many goals, one of which was to be a licensed insurance broker in 10 states for life, health, accidental, dental, and retirement savings plans. Strangers are just friends Jake hasn’t met yet, be sure to stop and say hello when you are in the dealership before he beats you to it.
Jeremy Steiner re-joined the CHH team in March of 2021 as a service advisor! Jeremy previously worked as a sales and leasing consultant with us for 6 years. After leaving us to explore new opportunities, Jeremy’s background in sales and automotive parts led him to the service department to re-join us as an advisor. Jeremy grew up in Orrville then went to college and lived in Virginia for 9 years. After being back in Ohio for 17 years, this year Jeremy celebrates his 25th anniversary with his wife, Cheryl. Jeremy has four children and loves spending time with them doing activities like playing music and being outdoors. Spring is his favorite season because the flowers bloom and trees regain their leaves. He also enjoys spring because it’s baseball season and he gets to do his favorite outdoor activities like hiking and having campfires as the weather warms up. Schedule an appointment with Jeremy in the service department today!
Kayla McCrory joined our service team in March 2022. She brings with her a background in a lot of customer service experience which will assist her in her current role as a BDC Representative. She is excited about the new opportunities she has with Germain. Kayla currently resides in Ashland with her partner, two dogs, two cats, and six chickens. She is a graduate of Wadsworth High School and the University of Akron-Wayne College. Away from work, she keeps herself busy sewing, crafting, and gardening. Kayla enjoys the Fall season as it brings with it cooler weather. Kayla looks forward to assisting you and providing you with a quality Germain experience.
Tina Lemmon is a Wooster native and has been a part of our team since December of 2019. She has worked in the banking and insurance industries, but is not new to the automotive industry either, working previously as the Assistant Store Manager at a parts store. She was a Service Advisor for us and now works as the Warranty Administrator! She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 15 years and they have a young son, Jameson, that keeps them busy! Tina’s hobbies include crocheting, crafting, and baking. Her main goal in life is to be happy, healthy, enjoy life, and watch her son grow.
Danielle Lee joined the Germain of College Hills team in May of 2022 in the cashier position. Danielle is a graduate of New London High School and Hocking College where she received her associate degree in applied business in culinary arts. She advanced her culinary skills by working in the college’s hotel kitchen and their fine dining establishment. She was one of five chosen in her last year to work at The Greenbriar in West Virginia alongside some of the best chefs in the country. Danielle married in 2015 and moved to Navarre, OH where she resides with her husband Eric and her sons TJ and CJ. Danielle also has business experience working in the insurance business and owning her own small business “Dani’s Tumblers”. She’s artistic and in her spare time enjoys crafts and refinishing old furniture. Fall is her favorite time of the year. Pumpkin patches, raking leaves, and sitting by the fire on a cool night are all activities she enjoys. Halloween brings excitement for the entire family and is their favorite holiday with all the decorating they do.
JD Blackford joined the College Hills Honda team in May of 1991. He is our shop foreman and strives every day to be the best at his job. JD has resided in Orville, OH for 57 years and is a graduate of Orville High School and received a 2-year degree from Northwestern Business College. JD continues to reside in Orville with his wife Lisa. Away from work he enjoys riding his motorcycle and Fall is his favorite time of the year. The falling temperatures and outdoor fires make this time of year special.
Nicholas Billinghurst joined our service team here at Germain Honda of College Hills in June 2022. Nicholas brings with him a vast background in the auto industry. He is looking forward to new opportunities and growing further in the industry. Residing in Ashland, OH since 1993 he’s a graduate of Ashland High School. When he’s not at work, Nicholas enjoys music video games, hiking, camping, and spending time with his partner and pets. He has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 6 chickens. The cool weather of Fall makes this Nicholas’ favorite time of year, especially for hiking and camping.
Bryan Johnson rejoined our service team in February 2022 in the technician position. Bryan is excited to reunite with fantastic co-workers as well as meet new ones. He is also looking forward to working in a great environment with good values. Bryan has been in the industry since 2010 and will be working daily to gain further automotive knowledge to enhance his skills. Born in Medina he is a graduate of Wooster High School and Wayne County Career Center for Auto Mechanics. He currently resides in Wooster with his girlfriend Lindea and her children Quenten and Gracelyn. Bryan is devoted, sentimental, dependable, proactive, and highly values family and friends. Away from work, he has a lot of interest that keeps him busy, from auto racing to concerts. Summer is Bryan’s favorite time of the year. It brings good weather, and no salt on the roads. He can ride his ATV, go to races, attend concerts, and target practice.
Parker Kennedy joined the College Hills Honda team in June of 2021 as a service technician. Parker currently resides with his parents in Ashland and has lived there for 18 years. He enjoys playing music on his piano, guitar, and trumpet. Parker’s favorite season is winter because his birthday and Christmas are both in December! As our 1-hour express tech, Parker is likely the one performing your oil change!
As one of our Senior Technicians, Ralph Middaugh has been with us for over 25 years. He is happy to point out that his length of employment at College Hills Honda is just slightly longer than Bob Bressi, the owner! He is 1 of 4 original CHH employees that we say were ‘inherited’. Ralph has been married for over 35 years and from that marriage came his two children, Shawn and Kim both in their 30’s. Ralph has twin granddaughters whom he adores. In his spare time, Ralph enjoys Go-Kart Racing, barbecuing on the grill, and listening to Rock-N-Roll music. A proud experience of Ralph’s, and one he highly recommends, is racing at the Richard Petty Driving Course down in North Carolina; he reached speeds in excess of 150 miles/hour!
Meet Dan Potter. Dan joined the Germain Honda of College Hills service team as a technician in October 2021. Dan is ambitious and determined and brings these attributes to work with him daily to ensure he is ensuring a positive service experience for our guests. Residing in Massillon since 2019 Dan enjoys spending his free time working on cars, hunting, and playing video games. He graduated from Rittman High School in 2014 as well as attended the career center for automotive repair. Dan works hard to achieve his goal of one day buying a home. Winter brings cold weather and hunting which makes it Dan’s favorite time of the year. When you bring your vehicle in for service, know you are in good hands with Dan and our team.
Devin Smith has been with Germain Honda of College Hills since March 14, 2022, in the Service Department as an Express Tech. Devin is currently residing in the Loudonville, Ohio area for the last 3 years. He has been married to his wife DeDe Smith for 10 years. They have 4 beautiful children. Keely 9, Kilan 8, Elenor 4, and Haven 8 months old. His hobbies include sports, riding motorcycles, and cars. He also loves summertime and playing with his kids at the park. He served in the Army. He has been to Florida, New York, and Tennessee.
Hello, I’m Jeffrey Collin Miller Express Service Technician here at Germain Honda of College Hills. I’m excited to be part of the Honda team and work with a staff that is truly customer-oriented. I received my Associate in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Akron and am currently residing in Millersburg with my parents and two huskies. Away from work, I enjoy shooting sports, cars, and bonsai. Autumn is my favorite time of the year; I stay busy working outside or around our house. I have set a goal for myself to become a Honda Master Technician and will be working diligently to achieve that goal. I look forward to assisting you with your service needs.
Robert Levy joined the Germain Honda of College Hills team in October 2022 in our detail department. Previously he held positions with car rental agencies, in the travel industry, and within the professional baseball arena. Robert and his wife JoAnn reside in Wooster, OH. They have a daughter Nora along with six cats and a bunny. Away from work Robert enjoys traveling and Fall is his favorite season. It brings with it cooler, crisp air temperatures, and fall foliage. Robert received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and throughout his life, he has resided in New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, California, Tennessee, and Minnesota and finally landed in Ohio. Fun fact about Robert, he was the starting third baseman for a division 3 College World Series Championship team.
April Mong joined our Detail department in September 2022 in the detailer position. We are excited to welcome April back to the College Hills team. April is happy to be back as she knows she is part of our family here at Germain. Residing in Jeromesville, OH April has a cat Bandit, and a dog Lady. The perfect temperatures and beautiful colors make the fall season April’s favorite time of the year. Travel has been one of her lifetime achievements, April has been fortunate to travel to almost every state. Her goal is to visit the ones she has yet to visit. April knows how to mix fun and hard work. She’s truly dedicated and gives 100% effort to everything she does and strives to do even better. April seeks knowledge and wants to learn as much as possible, there aren’t any limits.
Phil Smith joined our team in November 2004 and is our Detail Manager. Prior to working for CHH, Phil worked detailing cars in Dalton where he currently resides. Phil has two grown children and enjoys summers most of all. We are fortunate to have Phil on the CHH team ensuring that the vehicles here at CHH sparkle.
Travis Young joined the Detail staff here at College Hills Honda in August of 2019. He has detailed vehicles for over 20 years! Safe to say he is a pro and makes sure the job is done right. Travis says he is a balanced individual and can always see both sides of a situation, which helps with raising his two children. He has a son Kayden and a daughter Jovonna. When Travis has free time, he enjoys indoor activities like watching television or movies. He also likes outdoor activities in the fall especially camping, hiking, and fishing. Travis keeps up with sports like football, baseball, and basketball throughout the year.
Jeffrey Haycook joined the College Hills Honda team in August of 2018. Jeffrey is a car washer and loves the instant gratification it offers. Jeffrey enjoys watching TV, listening to music, and playing video games in his free time. He is a Wooster native and worked at the Elder-Beerman retail store before it closed. In school, Jeffrey became OSHA certified and studied Computer Networking and Electronics.
Paul Pacek is the CHH Parts Manager and joined our team in August 1995. Around that same time, Paul and his wife Jodi relocated to the Wooster area where they raised their daughter Emily. They have a cat named Pumpkin and many fish. Paul enjoys Koi keeping, playing, listening, and recording music. He has played in a band for over 35 years. Graduating from the University of Akron with his bachelor’s degree Paul hopes to one day travel to Japan and retire to a warmer climate.
Joining our parts department here at Germain Honda of College Hills is Mindy Campbell. Mindy has always wanted to work for a dealership, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team. She is excited to put her experience to work. Mindy considers finds herself to be hardworking and competitive, which are both characteristics of her Capricorn zodiac sign. Residing in Doylestown with her partner Charles, son Keagan, German Shepard Willow, and mouse cat Mr. Kitty, Mindy spends her spare time enjoying photography, wrenching, painting, and hiking. The Fall season which brings beautiful colors and allows Mindy to enjoy special activities such as pumpkin carving with her son is her favorite of the four.
In July 2012 Jeremy Miller joined the CHH team as a Parts Advisor. This is Jeremy’s introduction to the auto industry, and we are happy to report he continues to thrive in his current role. Since 2001 Jeremy calls Apple Creek home and enjoys golfing so naturally summer is his favorite season. He has a fur baby Bowser, a beautiful Labrador.
Holden Sullivan joined the College Hills Honda Parts Department in August of 2018. He is originally from Marion, Ohio, but currently resides in Ashland with his wife and twin nieces. He enjoys lifting weights/working out, going to car shows, and spending time with his family. Holden worked as a parts sales manager at AutoZone prior to working at College Hills Honda. Holden is an avid football fan and loves fall because it is football season!
Josh Hookway joined the College Hills Honda team in August of 2020. As a part of our Parts Department, Josh handles shipping Honda Genuine Parts that customers from all over the country order! He graduated from Wooster High School and currently resides in Orrville with his wife, Lakeisha, and his daughter, Riley. Josh’s hobbies include hiking and playing video games. His favorite season is fall because it is the season of change, bonfires, and fall activities. You might see Josh at the parts counter when you visit us. And don’t forget, Josh’s birthday is June 3rd!
Denise Jones joined our team again as a Shuttle Driver for Thursdays and Fridays. She worked here previously as the Finance Manager for 12 years! Her hobbies include painting and gardening. She loves spring because it means winter is over! There are a lot of people that can relate to that! Denise has a special goal for every day, she loves to give people a reason to smile! We are happy to have Denise back on the College Hills Honda team and you will enjoy getting to know her if she gives you a ride somewhere in our complimentary shuttle.
Mike Sheppard joined the Honda of College Hills team in August of 2015 as one of our valued shuttle drivers. Mike started his career in the auto industry in 1980 working his way up to a service manager. Mike and his wife Betty have resided in Creston, OH since 1981 and have four grown children, Ed, Eric, Nick, and Bobbie. Away from work Mike enjoys working on a 1926 farmhouse. Summers are Mike’s favorite time of the year as working outside brings Mike enjoyment. Mike spent 30 years serving our country as a member of the United States Army and received a degree in accounting, which left him little time for anything else. He is an only child who at the age of 12 had a paper route to earn enough money to buy a bike.
Dorine Widder joined The College Hills Honda team in November 2015 as one of our Shuttle Drivers. Dorine is a retiree from Ohio State University and Barefoot Sole Company. After retirement, she enjoyed spending her summers working in State or National Parks. She was born and raised in Wadsworth but has spent the last 15 years living in Wooster. Dorine is a mother of 2 and grandmother of 6, and she is delighted to spend time with them whenever possible. Dorine’s favorite hobby is traveling because she loves to drive, seek out new adventures, and learn the history of different landmarks she has visited. Our beloved Dorine has been in all 50 states, including Alaska in 2008! When Dorine isn’t touring the country, she enjoys playing cards with friends. Dorine is always happy to transport you to your destination while your service is being completed.