Meet our Staff

Cherry Creek Automotive is proud of our team! We love what we do. A team that understands the importance of placing client's priorities at the top. Our entire staff puts fun and excitement into the car buying process. Everyone here is dedicated to "Improving Car Buying One Client at a Time!"

Justin Franks


Justin has been in the automotive industry over 30 years. He loves helping people find the perfect car. In addition to working on his business, he still loves assisting his wonderful group of clients. Even after 30 plus years, he is still excited to come to work everyday and build excitement at the company. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife Mindy and four wonderful children.

Cole Brooks

Sales Consultant

Cole came to us after a 30-year career in Technology (IT Tech) and Customer Service. Cole is passionate about being able to provide his clients a safe place to ask questions and explore options without the typical games and pressure that many have experienced while trying to buy a car through a dealer. Reputation is extremely important to Cole, and he treats his customers accordingly. His clients feel comfortable recommending him to family and friends because of the way he assisted them in buying their perfect match vehicles. Cole has been happily married for almost 20 years with 2 grown children. His passions outside of work are classic cars and technology.

Shad Smith

Sales Consultant/Auto Broker

Shad recently joined our team at Cherry Creek Automotive and has proven to meet our expectations in client service. He brings over 20 years of auto industry experience, holding various upper level management positions in Denver and the greater Salt Lake City area. He will assist in helping you find the perfect vehicle! Outside of work, he enjoys attending sports games such as our Colorado Rockies and Colorado Avalanche.

Lauren Woodring

Sales Consultant/Broker

Lauren is our newest team member at Cherry creek Automotive. As a recent graduate of the University of Colorado-Denver Business School, Lauren brings a modern and intelligent approach to our dealership. Originally from Iowa but enjoying the Colorado lifestyle. Lauren also provides the fresh perspective we need to stay in better communication with our client base through Social Media channels. With a year of relevant sales experience, Lauren looks forward to helping you find the perfect vehicle while providing 5-Star Customer Service!

Karen Dunn

Office Manager

We are lucky to have someone as skilled as Karen running our office! She processes all the deals and title work. She holds everyone accountable to accurate paperwork. With many years in the business, she is always helpful when it comes to a quick title or registration question. Outside of work, she enjoys her two boys, working on her home and sampling craft brews! She even brings us all homemade pickles too!

Justin Maher

Lot Technician

Justin joined our team in 2020. He has a passion for cars and has become a valuable employee to have around the dealership. He is great at reconditioning vehicles to prepare them for the lot. He has professional detailing and polishing experience, but can also fix numerous small items on our vehicles.

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