Staff


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Mark Porter
Owner

Mark has been in the automotive industry for more than 40 years.

He attended Coastal Carolina University where he played basketball. He later transferred to Ohio University-Lancaster.

Mark was a member of the International Guard for 2 years and Air Force for 6 years.

Mark is married with two sons and two grandsons.
He likes spending time with his family, traveling and taking in a few sporting events, such as Ohio State Football, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cincinnati Bengals. 

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Mike Tinkham
General Manager
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Mike has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years in the Athens area. He has worked in the sales & finance departments as well as having owned his own small used auto dealership in Nelsonville, Ohio for 7 years.

Mike graduated Athens High School in 1980 where he met his future wife which he has been married to for over 35 years. They have 3 daughters with a total of 5 grandchildren between them.

Mike likes to play golf, travel and play with his grandkids which he says keeps him young...


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Sales

Clarence "Sonny" Thompson
Product Specialist
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Sonny Thompson has been in the auto industry for close to 40 years in the Athens area. He enjoys camping at the river, cooking and volunteering his time for Veterans Affairs and many other organizations.

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Kristi Tinkham
Product Specialist
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Kristi has grown up in the Athens area with a father who has always worked in the automotive industry. She has strong administrative skills and an eagerness to help others with any of their automotive needs. 

 

Graduated from Athens High School in 2006. Graduated as a Professional Business Specialist in 2013. Now has a 2 year old daughter who recently started gymnastics. 

 

She enjoys Ohio summer weather, crocheting in the winter, spending quality time with her daughter and being on the water. 


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Garrett Underwood
Prodcut Specialist
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Garrett is originally from Mason, WV. He is a 2009 graduate of Wahama High School. He also attended West Virginia State University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science.

 
He previously worked in physical therapy before joining the automotive industry in February 2018.


Garrett is a father of 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl). He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking in nature and sporting events.

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David Boyd II
Product Specialist
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David is 2004 graduate of Meigs High School. He attended the University of Rio Grande where he received a degree in Radiologic Technology and Cardiovascular Ultrasound. He worked 8 years as an ultrasound technologist before joining Mark Porter Autoplex in June of 2018.

David has a fiance' with whom he has 2 children, a boy and girl. He enjoys coaching his daughters softball team, spending time with his family, traveling, and going to sporting events.

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Finance

John Mills
Finance Manager
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John is a 1998 graduate of Trimble Local High school.


He's been in the retail industry since 2001. He made the move to automotive sales in 2011 and has never looked back. He's been a part of the Mark Porter Autoplex family since their opening day of January 2, 2013.


He is a loving husband and father that enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family. It doesn't matter if that's a night spent watching movies or a day spent on the bank of a lake fishing.

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Service

Jeromy Smith
Service / Parts Manager
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Tony Pratt
Service Advisor
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Michael "Doc" Halar
Master Technician
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Body Shop

Ryan Williams
Body Shop Manager
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Neil Collins
Assistant Body Shop Manager
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Detail

James Putnam
Detail Manager
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