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 has been a consistent part of the team at Cherry Creek Automotive for nearly 5 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 attending sports games such as our Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche as well as mountain getaways.

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 16 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!

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

Part-Time Technician

Justin joined our team in 2020. He has a passion for cars and has become a valuable employee to have around the dealership. In addition to his mechanical skills, he is great at reconditioning vehicles to prepare them for the lot. He has professional detailing and polishing experience. Justin works part-time and we cherish the time he has available to us!

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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