Meet Our Vista Subaru Team


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

  • Samantha Whitehead
    General Manager
    (970) 262-9488

    Samantha Whitehead is the General Manager for Vista Auto Group.  She grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado and has lived in the Rocky Mountains for 30 years.

    When Samantha's not at work you can find her in the barn saddling up one of her horses for an afternoon of riding.  Being an avid Equestrian isn't the only thing on her list.  She also enjoys taking in the views while gardening, staying active as a skilled athlete, even finding a worthy opponent for a game of ping pong.

    Although Samantha is a new member to our Silverthorne location, she's no beginner in the automotive industry.  You are guaranteed a wonderful car buying experience with honesty, and of course, a little fun with her coaching our team.

    Samantha is extremely driven.

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  • Alan Yarbrough
    Sales Manager
    (970) 262-9488 Ext. 210121


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  • Michelle Spivey
    Finance Manager
    (970) 262-9488 Ext. 210125

    Michelle Spivey has been with Vista Auto since 2008, working with both the Subaru and Jeep Chrysler Dodge brands. Michelle is originally from Daytona Beach Florida and has been a K-12 Art Teacher, Bartender & Server and a Wedding Coordinator.

    Currently driving a 2004 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium, Michelle's dream car is a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. On her next vacation Michele would like to take a road trip out to San Diego with a stop in Las Vegas on the way. No doubt she will jamming out to "Clint Eastwood" by Gorillaz, "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley, or "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet.

    When not at Vista Auto Michelle can be found at home with her boys or on the mountain. She also enjoys snowboarding, swimming, hiking and painting.

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  • Shane Rougemont
    Business Manager
    (970) 262-9488 Ext. 210126

    Shane moved to the Rocky Mountains 24 years ago and grew up in Santé Fe, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.  If you're coming for a visit to our dealership, you can expect the buying process with him to be fun and up-beat.

    When Shane isn't helping people into a new car, you can find him by the Blue River fly fishing, on the side of a mountain repelling, or off-roading in his Jeep.  He also enjoys coaching for his son's sports teams, or playing sports himself.

    He loves being in the automotive industry because of his strong passion for automobiles.  Another passion of Shane's is auto racing, something he has loved since the age of fourteen.  His dream car is a 1969 "Yenko" Camaro.

    Shane is goal driven.

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  • Scott Espinoza
    Parts Manager
    (970) 262-9485 Ext. 210320


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  • Gary Zattiero
    Service Manager
    (970) 262-9488 Ext. 210421


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  • Camille Brazfield
    Service Advisor
    (866) 796-8265 Ext. 210460


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  • Jimmie Myrick
    Service Technician


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  • Jonathan Parker
    Service Technician


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  • Seth Cohen
    Sales Associate
    970 262 9488

    Seth Cohen has been a Sales Consultant with Vista Auto Group since 2005.  He is originally from Reading, PA and has lived in the Rocky Mountains for 19 years now.


    Seth has a life outside of work to be envied.  Utilizing his access to the unlimited outdoor activities Colorado has to offer he enjoys skiing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, snow shoeing, 4-wheeling, rock crawling, and more.  He also enjoys spending time with his Labrador Retriever, Stanley and cooking.  Seth says "In my everyday life, I do what people in the 'real world' do on vacation."


    He already owns his ideal vehicles, a Subaru Outback and a Jeep Wrangler.  He loves being in the automotive business because it allows him to have a real career that he enjoys and still live in a place like Summit County.  Seth treats people with the respect that they deserve.  He likes to make the buying process fun by getting to know his clients as people rather than "just customers."


    Seth is Colorado driven.

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  • Merlin Dickeson
    Fleet Sales Associate
    (970) 262-9488 Ext.210124

    Merlin Dickeson is the Commercial Fleet Sales Consultant for Vista Auto Group.  He grew up in Colorado Springs, and has lived in the Rocky Mountains for 42 years.  He loves the scenic views that Silverthorne has to offer.


    Merlin likes to keep the car buying process light, and keep his customers laughing.  His humor and endless amount of good jokes insure his customers leave with a car that meets their needs and a smile.


    He has a passion for cars, which makes his job the perfect fit for him.  Merlin's dream car is a 1957 Chevy Nomad.


    When Merlin isn't working you can find him at home in Frisco, checking out street rods, casting a line fishing.


    Merlin is service driven.

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  • Kevin J. O'Brien
    Sales Associate
    (970) 262-9488 Ext. 210123

    Kevin J. O'Brien is a Sales Consultant for Vista Auto Group.  He grew up in St. Louis, MO before moving to the Rocky Mountains over 30 years ago.  He loves the scenery and laid back atmosphere that Silverthorne has to offer.


    He enjoys working in the automotive business and helping customers find the right vehicle to fit their needs without all of the stress.  Kevin says "I like that sometimes we are improving and even changing someone's life with a vehicle purchase."


    Kevin doesn't have a particular dream vehicle, he's happy with a great running car that is paid off!  When he's not at work, he enjoys spending time at home and learning about our U.S. history.


    Kevin is service driven.

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  • Lucas Gonzales
    Inventory Manager
    (970) 262-9488 Ext. 210064

    Lucas is our inventory manager here at Vista Auto Group. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucas moved to the rocky mountains 6 years ago.  His favorite part about the area are the people that call it home like himself.  Lucas found himself working in the automotive business because he has always had a love for cars.  Lucas loves any of the '04, '05, '06, '07, and '08 WRX STI's which we are working on getting him into one of these days!  If you can't find him here at Vista, chances are you will find him somewhere on his snowboard.  A couple of years ago Lucas was able to say that he had been on snow 300 days for the season!  Lucas is also an avid dirt biker this is where you will find him in the summer months.  Lucas creates a relaxed environment here for his customers.


    Lucas is motivation driven.

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  • Trevor Roberts
    Detail Specialist

    Trevor Roberts is a Detail Specialist for Vista Auto of Silverthorne.  He recently moved here in 2013 from Pennsylvania. When asked why he enjoys working for Vista, Trevor said "I like to make cars shine like the sun."

    When he's not at work you can find him on slopes, shredding powder on his snowboard.  He also loves music and plays the drums and the guitar.  Trevor collects comics, enjoys video games, and hopes to someday own a Skyline R34.

    Trevor is Subaru driven.

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