Darling's Honda, Your Maine Honda Dealer

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  • Seldon Wheeler
    General Manager

    Selden graduated from Charleston Christian Academy. His desire to enter the work force directly after high school brought him to Darling's where his career began and continues today.

     He began as a full time express lube tech where he was able to hone his automotive skills on the job. Selden's desire to improve his skills gained him a promotion to a general line technician. His hard work and continued dedication to learning brought Selden another promotion where he became a transmission technician.

    After 24 years as a technician for Darling's Ford VW Audi he decided he would like to become more involved in the day-to-day business of the service department. Beginning as a service writer it wasn't long before Selden was promoted to a team leader position and then to service manager.  In this position Darling's wanted him to gain experience at all locations so he worked in this capacity at the Ellsworth location as well as both Bangor locations. Selden has brought all of his automotive and management experience to Darling's Ford VW Audi and Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and now oversees both service departments as the Service Director of Bangor Operations.

    His interests include farming (he has fainting goats!), mountain biking, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Selden lives with his family in Orrington.

  • Jake Perry
    Parts Manager

    I live in Orrington, Maine. I enjoy most forms of motorsports. I grew up riding and racing motorcycles, snowmobiles, and atvs. Most weekends you can find me drag racing at Winterport Dragway with a car I've been building and racing for a few years. I also competed in the sport of powerlifting for 8 - 10 years and enjoy going to the gym. I've been happily married since 2000 and have one child, not including our family dog.

    I started working for Darling's in 1992 at their Auto Part Stores. I transferred to the Ford Dealership in 1998 and worked until taking on the Parts Manager position at Darling's Automall in Ellsworth. After Morrison's Chevrolet became Darling's Chevrolet in 2012 I accepted the roll of managing both parts departments. I moved closer to home becoming Honda Parts Manager in 2018.

    I have always been customer focused taking great pride in ensuring an exceptional customer experience. Please feel free to reach out with me anytime.

  • Jim Prescott
    Sales Manager

    Jim's career at Darling's spans over 48 years and he has worked in almost every business and building Darling's has owned!  

    He is a Bangor High School graduate whose working career began directly after high school. Jim even worked up north for short time driving hammer for the Railroad. This job required him to live onsite with the crew because of its rural location. At 17 Jim realized this was not the job for him!

    Jim began working at Darling's Rec Division at age 19. For many years he worked with Owen Darling, founder of Darling's, and his son, John Darling, semi-retired, current owner of Darling's Family of Businesses. The Rec Division held such franchises as Triumph motorcycles as well as Kawasaki and Yamaha. They also sold boats and motorhomes. Jim became manager of the Rec Division at its Center Street location. The Rec Division moved to a new building on Center Street before moving into a brand new building on the Griffin Road. The Griffin Road building also became home to a new Datsun automobile franchise. Datsun was eventually bought out by Nissan and the Rec Division was relocated to a building on the Perry Road. Wanting a building that was more conducive to an automobile dealership Darling's built a new building on the Sylvan Road for the Nissan franchise. Jim managed the Sylvan Road location for many years and helped to facilitate the expansion of the dealership and the addition of the Honda and Volvo franchises.

    Jim's knowledge of the Honda, Nissan, and Volvo products makes him a great liaison for our sales staff and our customers. We appreciate all of his historical knowledge too!

    He loves spending time with his family and enjoys being at his camp on Beech Hill Pond as much as possible. Jim and his wife, Terri, live in Orrington.

  • David Noto
    Sales Manager

    David graduated from Brewer High School. He then traveled to Australia for the National Open Swim Meet at the Sydney Olympic Complex. David attended the University of Maine at Orono and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition. While attending UMO he swam Division 1 NCAA all four years.

    His career took him into the sales business where he worked for the Yellow Pages. Changing it up a bit David took a job working as a physician liaison for the United States Physical Therapy team. Eventually being laid off his brother-in-law, Ryan Pelkey (now a Sales Manager Darling's Ford VW Audi), encouraged him to apply at Darling's. Beginning in sales at Darling's Used Vehicle dealership and then moving into an Finance & Insurance position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo gave David the experience we were looking for to fill an open position as a sales manager. He loves the atmosphere at Darling's and likes that everyone gets along. His team is fun to work with and they do a lot for the community.

    David enjoys swimming, hiking, boating, skiing, and many other outdoor activities. He lives in Brewer with his family of five, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

  • Ben Doucette
    Sales Manager

    Ben is a graduate of Van Buren High School. He attended the University of Maine earning a bachelor's degree in finance. Ben also earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Husson.

    After college Ben worked in local restaurants as a cook and a server. When he saw a job posting for an F&I Business Manager position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo Ben decided to apply. He's always been interested in the automotive industry and it would give him an opportunity to use his business degree. Ben likes that his job allows him to work with different people every day. Ben's work in customer service and studies in business give him the ideal background for helping our customers choose the right financing for their needs.

    Ben enjoys hiking, camping, attending sporting events, and loves spending time with his family. He resides in Hermon.

  • Josh Rickman
    Sales Manager

    Josh is a Brewer High School graduate. After graduation he began working for an auto detailing business. His next job was in sales for a paving company where he also worked on the paving crew. Josh enjoyed being in sales and accepted a sales position with a local auto dealer. Our general manager, Geoff Johnson, worked with Josh at another dealership. When a sales position became available at Darling's he reached out to Josh and asked him to come work with him at Darling's. We are pleased to have his talents and experience here with us at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Josh says his team is great! Everyone works hard but they have fun too!

    He loves spending time with his family and riding his Harley when he can. He and his family love spending time at camp and always enjoy their annual trip to Yogi Bear Camp Ground - so much fun! Josh and his family are in the process of building a new home in Hermon.

  • Josh Baldacci
    Sales Representative

    Josh graduated from Bangor High School. After high school he entered the workforce where his career began in the food service industry. After a few years Josh wanted to take his career on a different path and he began working in an automobile dealership as a salesperson. He has enjoyed that career very much over the years and we are pleased that Josh has brought his experience to Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Josh takes great care of all of his customers and he makes sure they are truly happy before they leave the dealership in their new vehicle!

  • Sarah Bowie
    Sales Representative

    Sarah is a graduate of Bucksport High School and went on to Bradford College. Her career in customer service began in the food service industry at the Lucerne Inn and continued as she moved on to become a customer service representative for LL Bean. Before coming to Darling's Sarah managed a local photo developing/printing store.

    Being a regular service customer at Darling's Ford VW Audi Sarah got to know her team service manager, Kim Cotta. Because of her experience at our Ford store as well as Darling's community involvement, reputation, and Best Places to Work in Maine designation she applied for a sales position Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo.

    Sarah's experience in customer service as well as her background as a sales manager makes her an excellent sales representative for our customers. We know she will deliver the highest quality of service possible!

    She loves to work in the garden, hike, and reconnect with nature. Sarah lives in Bangor with her family and their dog, Violet.

  • James Comeau
    BDC Sales Representative

    James grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School. He attended SMTC and earned his degree in New Media. He then attended University of Maine/Orono.

    James' has many years of experience in the customer service industry both in the store and over the phone which makes him a perfect BDC representative for our office. When you call one of our website phone numbers we know James will provide you with all of the information you'll need to help you choose the vehicle and salesperson that is right for you!

    James enjoys spending time with his family. He loves traveling and enjoys gaming.

  • Kathy Giddings
    Sales Representative

    Kathy is a graduate of Stearns High School in Millinocket. She attended the University of Maine and earned an associate's degree in business management.

    Kathy began working for Maine Course Hospitality Group and Ground Round IOC and remained there for 21 years. During that time Kathy managed the Muddy Rudder in Brewer while also travelling all over the US as Ground Rounds Front of House lead trainer for new restaurant openings.  Due to a change in their business plan the Muddy Rudder was sold. Kathy continued to work with Ground Round IOC on new restaurant openings, but realized being away for over a month was too much for her family.  She accepted another similar position locally but was dissatisfied with their level of commitment to customer and employee satisfaction. Her husband has worked with Geoff Johnson, General Manager of Darling's Honda Nissan, over the years on some building projects so when Geoff told her husband he wanted her to call Kathy says she laughed at the thought of selling cars, but said why not. The rest is history. She says it's nice to be working for a company that makes its customers a priority.

    Kathy loves going to the theatre and enjoys gardening, kayaking, and reading.

  • Dustin White
    Finance & Insurance
    207 992 1482

    Dustin was born in the Philippines where is father was stationed. They eventually moved to Hampden. Dustin graduated from John Bapst.

    He traveled across the country working in many different aspects of the sales and service industry. His experience ranges from automotive to finance and insurance. Dustin came to work at Darling's after one of our employees recommended that he apply. He had heard great things about the Darling's family and the company so when an opportunity opened up in our sales department he applied and became a part our team!

    Dustin lives with his family and two dogs in an 1845 Farmhouse in Bangor which they are restoring. He loves spending time with his family and playing his banjo or guitar.

  • Bryan Lackee
    F&I Business Manager
    207 992 1481

    Bryan grew up in South Paris, Maine, and graduated from Oxford Hills High School.  He then attended and graduated from NEScom with a bachelor's in Marketing.

    Jobs in the marketing field were not plentiful so Bryan took a job as a local delivery driver. After a few short months he saw a job posting for a sales position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Bryan applied for the job and we are happy that he did! Darling's marketing department had worked with Bryan and his class at NEScom so we knew his positive attitude and high energy personality would be a great fit! Bryan has recently been promoted to F&I Business Manager. We know our customers will have a fun car buying experience with Bryan!

    Darling's is a top level sponsor for Champion the Cure Challenge and Bryan has been our Team Captain for the last several years. His passion for this event is appreciated by everyone at Darling's. When he's not at work Bryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attending plays at the Penobscot Theatre, and going to concerts.

  • Lee Lorigan
    F&I Business Manager

    Lee was grew up in Aroostook Country and graduated from Bangor High School.

    He gained his customer service experience by working in many aspects of the restaurant business. Lee was still working in a restaurant when he came in to Darling's to buy a vehicle. While he was buying his vehicle he was encouraged by the store manager to apply for a sales position we had open. That was seven years ago. Lee began as a vehicle sales representative and was promoted to an F&I Business Manager. His positive and easy-going attitude make Lee a great person to help our customers through the finance and insurance process.

    Lee lives with his wife and two children and enjoys spending his free time with them.

  • Gary McGowan
    Sales Representative
    207 992 1403

    Gary grew up in northern Penobscot County in the town of Millinocket. He graduated from Stearns High School and like many in the area went to work for Great Northern. While employed there he continued his education and earned a degree in paper making.

    Eventually moving to Bangor to attend Husson College Gary completed a degree in public accounting. He then worked at Dead River Company for several years in the accounting department. When he retired a friend of Owen Darling's recommended he apply at Darling's. This friend had actually hired Ron Russell our now retired Director of Bangor Ops. Seven years ago Gary applied for a job at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and was hired by Ron Russell.  He loves working at Darling's because they take great care of their employees and customers.

    Gary enjoys woodworking and loves to build furniture. He enjoys kayaking with his wife. They reside in Bangor.

  • Joe Pelletier
    Sales Representative
    207 992 1414

    A graduate of Penobscot Valley High School Joe joined the army directly high school and began a medical career. While on leave Joe was involved in a car accident that prematurely ended his army career.

    Joe got back to work pumping gas at a Bangor station and was soon managing his own gas station. Wanted to better himself he went into the retail sales business operating his own truck for Frito Lay. His career trend in sales continued as he began working as a sales rep for an automotive dealership. After several years Joe applied for an open sales rep position at Darling's. Joe loves working at Darling's and knows his experience and skills are appreciated. He prides himself on providing first class service to all of his customers.

    He lives in Hampden and spends as much of his free time as possible with his two girls. He is committed to his family and is passionate about being the best person he can be.

  • Nancy Ryan
    207 992 1460

    Nancy is a graduate of Bangor High School. She was a full time wife and mom to her two daughters until she began her job at Charlotte White providing in-home care.

    She was successful in setting up showroom displays for a recreational vehicle dealer and gained valuable knowledge in working with sales and customer service. Nancy brings this experience to
    Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and is instrumental in supporting our team and our customers.

    Nancy loves spending time with her grandchildren and being at her camp with family.

  • Kendall Seavey
    Sales Representative
    207 992 1427

    Kendall was born in Aroostook County. His family moved to the Bangor area and he graduated from Bangor High School. He attended University of Maine/Orono.

    Kendall has worked in the customer service industry since college. His love of working with and helping people makes him a natural fit for this industry. Kendall began working in the restaurant business where he was promoted to assistant manager and then on to route sales for a non-food wholesaler. He also managed a retail store for two years. When Kendall applied for a sales representative position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo we were excited to accept him as part of our team. He goes above and beyond for his customers and that is an attribute we truly value. Kendall has been serving our customers for 19 years!

    He enjoys watching sports and loves spending time with his family and being at his camp in northern Maine. Kendall currently lives in Bangor.

  • Kate Smith
    Sales Representative
    207 992 1408

    Kate is a graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. Kate entered the workforce where she gained extensive knowledge in the customer service industry. Kate worked for several years in banking and in the cellular sales business.

    She found that her experience in sales was one that she enjoyed so when her cousin Nick Spann told her how much he loved working at Darling's she applied for an open position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Kate loves what she does and we know our customers truly benefit from her extensive background in customer service.

    Kate is very close to her family and loves spending time with them. She loves the beach and she spends as much time there as possible. Kate resides in Etna.

  • Mike Maddocks
    Service Manager
    207 992 1426

    Mike is a graduate of Hampden Academy after which he moved to Old Orchard Beach. After a year of beach life he began working in the auto parts industry. Having gained experience and wanting more opportunity for growth Mike applied for an open parts counterperson position at Darling's Ford VW Audi. Mike has now been employed at Darling's for 12 years and has been promoted to Parts Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Where he was promoted again to Service Manager

    He loves spending time with his family especially when they are all together at camp. Mike enjoys hunting and outdoor activities in general. He lives in Hampden with his family.

  • Mike Colford
    Parts Counterperson
    207 992 1424

    Saying Mike is a native of Bangor doesn't quite sum it up! He was born in Bangor, grew up here, graduated from Bangor High School and currently resides in Bangor with his wife and children.

    After high school he attended the University of Maine/Augusta. Mike's work history began in the culinary arts field at a local nursing facility where he was a cook for six years. His friend who was a long time Darling's employee encouraged him to apply for an open position at the former location of our Nissan Dealership on the Griffin Road in Bangor. Mike has been working for Darling's for 30 years and is able to provide our parts customers with super-efficient service. It's possible he knows where every nut and bolt is located!

    Mike loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys baseball and coaching his children's teams.

  • Dylan Corneil
    Parts Counterperson
    207 992 1470

    Dylan is a graduate of Orono High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and was trained as a military police officer. Dylan completed his four year commitment and moved backed to Maine.

    His move back to Maine and his desire to work with people took him into the bar and food service industry. When an opportunity opened up a Darling's one of Dylan's friends, who is also an employee, encouraged him to apply. This job was for a parts counterperson/delivery driver. Dylan likes to be busy and enjoys talking with people so this was a perfect fit for Dylan and for Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo!

    Dylan is an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys fishing whenever he can and spending time with his friends.

  • Romie Doucette
    Parts Counterperson
    207 992 1425

    Romie is a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School. He worked locally until his enlistment in the US Army. After his stint in the military Romie began working in the automotive industry at a local parts store. One of Romie's parts jobs was actually at a satellite store owned by a formerly owned Darling's company, Parts Wholesalers.

    Having heard about Romie's skills and work ethic our service/parts manager at the time reached out to him to see if he was interested in coming to work at Darling's. We are pleased to say he accepted the job and has been serving our parts customers since 1995!

    Romie says the Darling's family is top shelf - great people to work for and that's why he's been with the company for 23 years!

    He and his son enjoy restoring vehicles from the 40's, 50's, and 60's especially old military vehicles. Romie and his wife are proud parents of three adult children. They reside in Brewer with 2 spoiled cats and 2 very spoiled pugs.

  • Kelly Ray
    Team Service Manager
    207 992 1475

    Kelly is from Carmel and graduated from Hermon High School. Kelly was also a member of the Carmel Volunteer Fire Department.

    He earned his degree in the automotive industry as a technician and shortly thereafter began working as a tech at Darling's. His desire to work directly with customers and to become a liaison on their behalf with our technicians lead Kelly to apply for a team service manager position when one became available. Kelly's knowledge of what's under the hood is a valuable resource for his team and his customers.

    Kelly likes hiking and enjoys traveling the state with his fiancé looking at all of the beautiful scenery Maine has to offer.

  • Mike Surdick
    Parts Counterperson
    207 992 1426

    Mike attended and graduated from Old Town High School. He then went to work at a local garage for a couple of years. Wanting to further his education he attended NH Community Technical College and graduated from the GM-ASEP Program there.

    He began working at a local automobile dealership for several years before deciding to take his career in a completely different direction. Mike worked for a lawn care and snow plowing business before eventually getting back into the automotive industry. He applied for a parts counterperson position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and enjoys working for a company that cares about its employees. Mike also likes that Darling's gives him the opportunity to learn on the job.

    Mike enjoys riding his motorcycle and often participates in charity rides. He also does some mountain biking, riding four wheelers, and trips to the coast. Mike is also a fire fighter and EMT. He lives in Milo with his family.

  • Brandon Mortenson
    Parts Counterperson

    Brandon was born in New Hampshire and grew up in North Berwick, Maine. He graduated from Noble High School and attended Eastern Maine Community College.

    He has been a long time employee of Darling's where he began working in our vehicle reconditioning department. Brandon's efforts were quickly recognized and he was promoted to parts counterperson. He enjoys helping people and always welcomes the challenge of finding that special accessory or part his customer has been searching for. Brandon is proud to work for Darling's and appreciates the company's efforts to support the community.

    Brandon enjoys riding his motorcycle in the summer and while he enjoys getting together with his friends he mostly likes to hibernate in the winter.

  • Rich Parks
    Reconditioning Manager

    Rich is from Old Town. He graduated from Old Town High School and began working in a carpenter's union directly after graduation. After a few months Rich applied for a job opening at Darling's in the maintenance department. Rich accepted the job and shortly thereafter transitioned in the recon department. It was long before he became the manager of the reconditioning department at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Rich and his team do a great job and every customer's vehicle is completely reconditioned before they drive away in their brand new car!

    Rich enjoys camping, sports, and spending time with his family. He and his family reside in Old Town.

  • Mike Dumond
    Team Service Manager

    Mike is a graduate of Old Town High School and he attended Eastern Maine Community College. After school he went to work in the automotive business at a local parts store. His passion for cooking took him from the parts business into the restaurant business. Mike was a sous chef for 11 years and during this time he met and worked with his soon to be wife.  Eventually getting back into the automotive industry Mike gained experience as an outside sales person as well as a service writer.

    Mike had an opportunity to meet Jay Darling one day when he was working on a crew that was installing a dock at Jay's camp. He was impressed that Jay took the time to be there and to help. When a job opening was posted for a team service manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo he applied. We are happy to have Mike on our team and with all of his experience we know our service customers are being well taken care of!

    He loves coaching little league baseball, and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Mike resides in Old Town with his family.

  • Tim Oversmith
    Team Service Manager

    Tim's dad was in the military and they traveled all over the country when he was young. He graduated from Susquehannock High School in Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Army. His job during his enlisted was working in the motor pool.

    After completing his four year term in the military Tim went to school at EMTC and earned an associate's degree in automotive technology. After graduation he went to work at a local auto repair shop where he worked for 25 years.

    Tim came to Darling's at the behest of Ron Russell, Director of Bangor Operations. There was an opening for a Team Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and Ron wanted Tim to take the job. We are fortunate to have Tim on our Volvo team! Tim's years of experience with foreign imports make him a great leader for this team. He says he has the best technicians and he loves the Volvo brand.

    He loves spending time with his family and enjoys driving his '83 Ford Mustang. Tim is also happy to say he and his family have lived in Hampden for over 25 years. After all of his family's traveling when he was young Tim says he has no desire to move again!

  • Stephen York
    Team Service Manager

    Steve graduated from Southern Aroostook Community High School and joined the work force. His first job was at Bass Shoe. Steve also worked in a few retail jobs including working in a bakery! From there he began his career in the automotive industry.


    Hearing about Darling's from friends he applied for a service assistant position when it became available. Steve took the job and has since been promoted to Team Service Manager for our Nissan products. If you've brought your Nissan in for service you know first-hand how well he takes care of his customers.


    Steve enjoys working at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and he likes that if feel like we are all family. In his free time Steve loves to fish, read, and spend time with his grandkids.

     He currently resides in Bangor with his wife and they will soon be moving to their new home in Hermon!