Staff


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

  • Justin Fernelius
    General Manager/ Co-Owner
    231-627-9966

    Justin Fernelius started working in the family dealership at age 9 washing vehicles for $1 per vehicle. Since then he has graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2012. In 2013 he married his best friend and now wife. 

    In Justin's free time, he enjoys running, swimming, playing hockey, hunting, fishing and playing fantasy football (something for every season).  

    "I am here to assist you with all your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime."

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  • Barry Vizina
    Sales Manager
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  • Lisa Schellie
    Office Manager
    231-627-9966

    Lisa has been a part of the Fernelius family for 3 years now! In her free time, she enjoys many activities and hobbies. 

    Lisa loves taking long rides with her better half on their Harley. At home, she likes to cook and bake as well as spend time with her grandson and daughter. Outdoors you can find her on a hike or taking her dirt bike or snowmobile for a ride!

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  • Karin Orsini
    Office Manager
    231-627-9966

    I am here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime.

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  • Sue Ernst
    Receptionist
    231-627-9966


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  • Joe Kryska
    Sales and Leasing Professional
    231-627-9966

    Joe has been a part of the Fernelius family for 3 years now. In his spare time he enjoys sports, hanging out on the lake and spending time with his wife and son.

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  • John Palmer
    231-627-9966 | 231-420-4443

    John has been a part of the Fernelius family for around 1 year. Before joining us, John was a superintendent of schools for Cheboygan. He is happily married to his wife Karen and has 22 grandchildren. 

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  • Tim Drake
    Sales and Leasing Professional
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  • Jordan Vizina
    Sales and Leasing Professional
    231-627-9966


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  • Warren Chamberlain
    Business Manager
    231-627-9966

    I am here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime.

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  • Shelby Stempky
    Internet Advisor
    231-627-9966


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  • Ellen Auten
    Marketing Manager
    231-627-9966

    Ellen Auten has been a part of the Fernelius family for just  four months and has taken on all things marketing and internet based communication. 
    She is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University where she studied Advertising and Multi-Media Design. In her free time you can find her soaking up the sun in the summer and hitting the slopes at Nub's Nob in the winter. 

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  • Nate Wilson
    Service Manager
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  • Roger Patke
    Parts Manager
    231-627-9966


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  • Gary Smolik
    Parts Manager
    231-627-9966

    Gary has been with the Fernelius family for about 1 year now. He is an Ohio native who is greatly enjoying the Northern Michigan outdoors. In his free time he enjoys his quiet time at home in the woods by the lake. Fun fact is that he has hit 4 deer with his truck this year!

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  • Tommy Tucker
    Service/Parts Associate
    231-627-9966


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  • Matthew Duffiney
    Service Advisor
    231-627-9966

    I am here to assist you with your needs. Feel free to call or email me at anytime.

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  • Jake Stephens
    Service Technician
    231-627-9966


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  • Chuck Malenfant
    Master Certified Auto Tech
    231-627-9966


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  • Matt Lewis
    Master Certified Auto Tech
    231-627-9966


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  • Michael Schmidt
    Service Technician
    231-627-9966


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  • Lawrence Duffiney
    Vehicle Detail
    231-627-9966


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  • Gunner DeLoy
    Shop Hand
    231-627-9966


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  • Rich Phillips
    Porter
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  • Roger Wait
    Body Shop Manager
    231-627-7381


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  • Tim Fenlon
    Body Shop Manager
    231-627-7381


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  • Dave Freed
    Body Shop Tech
    231-627-7381


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  • Mitch Schley
    Body shop Tech
    231-627-7381


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  • Ren O'Neil
    Body Shop Technician
    231-627-7381

    Ren has been a part of the Fernelius Family since August 2018. Ren's background is learned from hands-on training from his father and the experienced staff of Fernelius Ford Lincoln body shop. In his spare time, he likes to hunt and fish as most Michiganders do as well as work on cars. 

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