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.

Shad Smith

Sales Consultant/Auto Broker

Shad has been a consistent part of the team at Cherry Creek Automotive for over 6 years. With so many happy customers over 25 plus years, our customers find his knowledge and client-centered approach to the auto industry and purchase experience refreshing! After growing up in the greater Salt Lake City area, Shad has grown passionate about Colorado and living in Denver. Outside of work, he enjoys the Colorado mountains and finding Denver's hippest new restaurants!

Calvin Stevens

Sales Consultant/Broker

Cherry Creek Automotive is pleased to add Calvin Stevens to our team. Calvin brings extensive experience in the automotive industry for 18 years. Calvin takes an extraordinary interest in customer's needs while delivering FIVE STAR customer service. He truly cares about all of his clients. Outside of work, Calvin enjoys the Colorado outdoors and loves both hunting and fishing. His Ram pickup is normally the cleanest on the lot!

Cole Brooks

Sales Consultant

Cole is an important member of the Cherry Creek Automotive team. Starting in June of 2023, Cole has been on a medical related leave of absence. We do not have a definitive date of his return as he is working hard on his therapy and recovery. Our team and Cole appreciate the tremendous support of him from so many of our clients and vendors.

Ismael Martinez

Sales Consultant/Broker

In 2023, Ismael joined our team and brings extensive knowledge of Finance and Insurance. It is so refreshing to have one that can deliver the comfortable interactions with our Spanish clientele! Ismael spent nearly 12 years in Denver assisting in the operation of another successful independent dealership where he was involved in all areas of that company's operations. Outside of work, Ismael enjoys spending time with his wife and their 5 kids.

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!

Marco Mendoza

Lot Technician

Marco is our newest addition to the Cherry Creek Automotive team as he joined in 2022. Marco, was born in Peru, and grew up in Madrid, Spain. Marco helps keep all things organized at the dealership. From transporting cars around town, to rearranging our inventory, he oversees pre-owned vehicle reconditioning, and handles all the cleaning & upkeep of our facility. Marco, his wife, and young son love living in Denver! You will always see him working hard with a smile on his face. Marco also assists with our Spanish speaking guests too!

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