The Car People Team

Individual team member info below.

Dave DeMontigny


Specialty: General Managers, Fixed Ops Directors and CFOs
Email: dave@carpeople.com
Phone: 425-952-4400

As a dedicated Placement Counselor with Car People Agency for over 20 years, Dave DeMontigny is now the proud owner of the company effective September 1, 2017. The retirement of founder and previous owner Brad Engelbrecht provided Dave with a tremendous opportunity – to take over management and ownership of a company he has worked with for two decades.

Dave has a depth of experience as a businessman in the automotive field. He was co-owner of eight automotive tune-up franchise facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost a decade before moving to the Seattle area in 1987. His diverse work experiences as a Snap-On tool dealer and as Operations Manager for Thrifty Car Rental/Seattle retail repair division lead to his 20 years as a successful Placement Counselor for Car People Agency.

For the past 15 years, Dave also conducted the Service Advisor Training program at Puget Sound Auto Dealers Association (PSADA) as well as presentations to a number of Automotive Associations and Technical Colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Dave lives in Bellevue with his wife and Co-Owner, Susan.

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Jill Marsden

Placement Counselor

Specialty: Sales Managers (New and Used), General Sales Managers, Finance Managers, Special Finance, Sales, Fleet and Internet Management/Sales
Email: jill@carpeople.com
Phone: 425-952-4400

Car People Agency has had the privilege of Jill’s expertise in the automotive industry since 2006. After graduating from Lynnwood High School, she gained vast experience and knowledge working first in Customer Service for 8 years at GMAC and then 15 years as a Finance Manager for both automotive and RV dealerships. This experience has helped Jill successfully place applicants with employers for many years here at Car People.

Jill lives in Bellevue, WA and is an active member of the National MS Society.

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Paul Macfadden

Placement Counselor

Specialty: Dealership Service Managers, Independent Shop Managers, Service Advisors, Technicians and all Auto Body Shop positions
Email: paul@carpeople.com
Phone: 425-952-4400

Paul has been with Car People since 2015 and has a wealth of experience in all areas of the automotive industry. While serving our country in the US Air Force, he received extensive training as a Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician.

Since retiring from the Air Force, Paul has continued his automotive career in auto Parts, Sales and Finance, Sales Manager, Internet Sales and Outside Parts Sales. This vast experience has introduced him to many employers and exposed him to every corner of our industry which enables him to understand the needs of employers and to recognize talented and skilled employees.

Paul lives in Edmonds, WA with his wife, Barbara.

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Dennis Clark

Placement Counselor

Specialty: Parts Managers, Parts Counter, Controllers, Office Managers, Outside Sales, all Office and Accounting staff positions including Warranty Clerks, Car Billers and Title Clerks
Email: dennis@carpeople.com
Phone: 425-952-4400

Dennis is the newest Placement Counselor at Car People. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the automotive field to his new position. A graduate of Lake Washington High School’s Machinist Program, Dennis began his automotive career as a Technician and later took business classes at Everett Community College.

He has held a variety of positions in the automotive industry including Service and Parts Director, Warranty Administrator and Service Manager.

Dennis lives in Monroe, WA with his wife, Shawna and three children.

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Jennifer Doherty

Office Manager / IT, Database Mgmt, Web & Social Media

Email: jennifer@carpeople.com
Phone: 425-952-4400

Jennifer began her IT career as a computer support technician in 1997 for a major telecommunications company here in the Seattle area. During this time, she received extensive training in ColdFusion coding, became a Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute and obtained A+ Certification.

After several years as an IT Technician, she moved into website development building internal web applications for the Sales and Marketing Departments.

She has won several service awards for Service Excellence in her career. Jennifer owned and operated her own web development business specializing in small, independent businesses.

Jennifer and her husband, Todd, have two homeschooled teenage daughters and reside in Sammamish, WA.

As Office Manager and IT/Social Media Manager with Car People, Jennifer plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations and social media/web site operations.

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Brad & Trudy Engelbrecht

Now retired – Founders of Car People, 1986