• Nissan

Freedom Nissan

1095 Shelburne Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

  • Sales: (866) 798-2420
  • Service: (866) 798-2417
  • Parts: (877) 369-5581

Staff


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

  • Mort Shapiro
    Managing Partner
    (802)864-7400

    I started in the automobile business 30 years ago. I worked my way from rookie sales person to co-owning Freedom Nissan. I have always done whatever I can to help people. Over the years, I have supported many charitable organizations. Some of my favorites are; The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, The Chittenden County Food Shelf, and my most favorite The Champlain Mounted Adaptive Care Program, where my wife volunteers. Shortly after graduating from Boston University, I married my best friend, my wife Michelle. We moved to Vermont from Boston in 1995. We have 2 wonderful kids, who are now married, and one wonderful grandchild. When I'm not at the dealership, I enjoy spending time with my family and cheering on my wife Michelle, who is an accomplished equestrian. Michelle and I enjoy traveling to see our kids and grandchild and working around our horse barn.


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  • Rob Manohar
    General Manager
    (802)864-7400


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  • Darryl Jenkins
    General Sales Manager
    802-864-7400

    Because in the city. Let's make it happen.

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  • Kevin Boyd
    Controller
    802-846-0204


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  • Galen Blodgett
    Digital Manager
    802-864-7400

    Everyone was giving me a hard time about not being on the staff page so here ya go! I'm a born and raised Vermonter, I enjoy fishing (but not catching anything) and shooting. I've been in automotive for almost nine years, I started as a detailer and detailed cars as far away as Texas. From there I went into sales and sold cars for a few years. After many happy customers I was offered my current position and here I am! Don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything!

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  • James Pool
    Business Manager
    802-846-0209


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  • Jon Vaccaro
    Finance Manager
    802-846-0216

    I recently relocated to Vermont. In my short time here I have been lucky to meet some great people. I enjoy working in the automotive industry and strive to make every customers experience fast, fun, and easy.

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  • Peter Keegan
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    (802)846-0223


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  • Alex Harken
    Sales Associate
    802-846-0222

    I grew up in Cromwell, CT. I moved to Vermont in 2008 to attend Champlain College. After college, I decided to stay in Vermont to start my professional career. When I'm not working, I enjoy mountain biking and snowboarding.

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  • Tim Alvira
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    802-864-7400

    I was born and raised near the Hudson River in New York. I moved to Vermont after college to learn to ski, and stayed for the mountains, food, and people. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, skiing, and hanging out with my awesome dog. I look forward to helping you find your ideal car!

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  • Chris Baysa
    Sales

    I recently moved to Vermont from Connecticut. I was a cook for 9 years before getting into the automotive field a year ago. I love helping people drive into a better future!

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  • Seth Quittner
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    802-846-0224

    I grew up in Addison County.

    I currently live in Starksboro, Vermont.

    I have been in the car business for three years.

    My first car was a 1982 VW Rabbit, 2 door, manual with Mods!

    In my spare time I enjoy skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking and running with my two Siberian Huskies.

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  • Kyle Nichols
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    802-846-0228

    He may smell funny but his disposition's sunny and he'll gladly help you buy or lease today. If you think car shopping's hard just take his business card and you'll realize that a purchase is okay!

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  • Mikayla Barnes
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    802-846-0215

    I went to Johnson & Wales University for Baking & Pastry Arts, my favorite things to bake are specialty cakes like wedding and birthday cakes and french pastry! I studied french pastry in Yssingeaux, France in 2012. I moved to Vermont from the lovely state of Maine in August of 2013 to become a pastry chef, now, I sell cars! I have a little white Maltese named Riley, shes 9 years old but still is my little puppy to me! I am super excited to be expecting my first child in May of 2015!! I hope to open a bakery someday and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

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  • Nick Adams
    Sales

    I was born in Boston and moved to Vermont when I was six. I have a son who takes up most of my time outside of work. I have worked several different jobs until I landed at Freedom Nissan. I have never been happier!

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  • Eric Maille
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    802-846-3756

    I'm a native Vermonter who grew up in So. Burlington. I have 17 years in the automotive industry. My background starts me off first as an Apprentice Technician (at Saturn of So. Burl.), then I quickly gained interest and moved into Auto-Reconditioning (at Freedom Nissan!). Auto Reconditioning is where I've spent most of my years (15). I specialize in paint finishing/detailing. After achieving shop recognition as a "Master Detailer", I moved into managing recon departments and private detail shops, and eventually ran my own shop. I've aspired to and even began building a custom hot rod as well! With all my automotive background and knowledge, I'm now a confident Sales Consultant here at Freedom Nissan!

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  • Tammy Fredette
    Assistant Office Manager
    802-846-0207

    I was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont. I have 2 children and 4 grand kids. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

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  • Delsa Meehan
    Warranty Administrator
    802-864-7400

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  • Aimee Fennessey
    Accounts Receivable and Payable
    802-846-0238

    I grew up in Warwick Rhode Island and moved to Vermont three years ago with my husband and our dog, Buster. When i'm not working or studying for my CPA, I enjoy hiking, biking, gardening, running, and skiing. I can't deny myself the pleasure of a good book either!

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  • Madison Carrig
    Receptionist

    I grew up in Jericho, Vermont. I went to Herkimer College in New York and currently live in Essex Junction. I enjoy cooking, photography, and going for bike rides.

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  • Vanessa Kilburn
    Reception
    802-864-7400

    I was born and raised in the state of Rhode Island until my 11 year old son and I decided to move here to Vermont a few months ago. Most of my time is filled with sports practices, games and other activities, but I do enjoy a good hike or book on occasion. My father has been an automotive mechanic for 25 years and I am excited to be a part of the Freedom Team!

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  • Sheena Wood
    Receptionist

    I was born and raised in Colchester, Vermont. I currently live in Richmond with my husband who volunteers at Richmond fire department. We have 3 dogs. My first car was a 1996 Chevy Cavalier. I enjoy spending time with family, maple syrup, and fall! The first snowfall is something I look forward to every year!

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  • Dan Guyette
    Lot Attendant

    I was born and raised in Derby, Vermont. My hobbies include rebuilding old Chevy trucks. In my spare time I enjoy being with friends and family.

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  • Brian LaRoche
    Service Manager
    802-495-0120

    I was born and raised in Vermont. Have worked in the automotive industry since 1991. I enjoy working with customers and employees, while making new relationships everyday. I have a beautiful blended family that includes 5 kids and an English bull dog named Charlie. My beautiful fiance, Darcey keeps me grounded.

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  • Kurt DeGraaf
    Service Advisor
    802-846-0200


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  • Mason Maltais
    Service Advisor
    802-846-0203

    I grew up in Millville, MA. Moved to Vermont in 2007 to attend UVM. I married my high school sweetheart in 2010. I have worked both sales and service while being in the car business since 2010. I now live in North Hero with my wife, son, and 4 dogs. I am an advanced EMT, training officer, and District 3 alternate representative for Grand Isle rescue. I'm also a firefighter for North Hero.

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  • Dave Niles
    Shuttle Driver
    802-310-8614

    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.

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  • Roger Racine
    Shuttle Driver

    All around excellent guy!

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  • Steve Tier
    ASE Master Certified Nissan Technician
    GTR Certified Technician

    I live in Shoreham, Vermont with my wife Deb and daughter. I am a Nissan Master Technician, ASE Master Technician and GTR and Leaf certified. I enjoy motorcycles, race car driving, camping, bike riding, and beer.

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  • Johnnie Pridemore
    Technician

    I live in Plainfield, Vermont. I am an ASE Master Technician with 20+ years of experience.

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  • Art Olsen
    ASE Certified/ Nissan Master Technician

    Nissan Master technician since 1986. GTR and Leaf certified.

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  • Matt Friedlander
    ASE Certified Master Technician
    Saturn Certified Technician

    I live in Williston, Vermont with my wife, 2 daughters, 2 cats, and a tortoise. I am a happy and optimistic guy who loves snowboarding and mountain biking. Before Nissan I worked for Saturn.

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  • Jason Gurney
    ASE MasterTechnician

    I am a ASE master technician with 15+ years experience. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking and hunting.

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  • Shaun Brooks

    Fully Trained Nissan Technician

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  • Pat Delgadillo
    Technician

    Master Technician for 25 Years
    Nissan Certified
    ASE Certified

    I am an ASE master Technician with 25 years of experience.

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  • Ramsey Blohm
    Technician

    I went to New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, RI for automotive. I live in Burlington, Vermont. During the summer I enjoy boating and riding my motorcycle. In the winter I love to ski.

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  • Drew Barrett
    Technician

    I work every day to improve myself and learn from what I like to do. I am an easy going guy who gets along with everyone. I never stop moving! I plan on succeeding in everything that I set out to do.

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  • Ryan Lacross
    Service Wash and Rental Advisor

    I have been with Freedom Nissan for over 5 years. I learn new things everyday and try to make others laugh with a quick joke. My passion is music and I have been a dj for 17 years. I help promote shows and run production on many of them. I collect rare jordan, nike, and limited edition sneakers.

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  • Devon Barrett
    Service Washer

    I was born in Albany, New York. I have lived in Vermont for most of my life. Music and technology are my passions and both have greatly influenced my life. Seeing people's faces when their cars look new again never gets old for me.

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  • John Richling
    Parts Manager

    I've worked in parts for 8+ years. Managed a body Auto store in Berlin. I enjoy camping, swimming, and fishing. I love to play softball, football, and bowl. I have four kids that are my life and learn from them more than I could ever imagine.

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  • Mike Walker
    Parts

    I've had a love for cars since I was a child. I enjoy working within the automotive field. I was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont. In my free time I build model cars, ride my motorcycle and spend time with family. I have a 2 year old son that is my world.

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  • Dan Provost
    Parts

    I am a born and raised Vermonter who studied automotive technology at SUNY Canton in New York where I graduated top of my class. I have experience from ordering parts to installing them. I'm passionate about everything automotive and enjoy working in the industry because I learn something new every day. In my free time I like to fish, camp, hunt, and do pretty much anything outdoors.

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  • Jeremy Duell
    Inventory and Reconditioning Manager
    802-864-7400

    I grew up in Hinesburg, Vermont. I've been with Freedom Nissan for 3 years. My first car was a 1988 Volvo 240 wagon. I enjoy travel and spending time with my 5 year old girl.

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  • Mark Barrett
    Reconditioning
    802-864-7400


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  • Justin Mossey
    Assistant manager, Reconditioning

    Raised in Swanton, Vermont. I enjoy working on and modifying cars.

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  • Aid Semic
    Reconditioing


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