Our Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Ian Simkiss
    General Manager
    970-225-2205

    Ian Simkiss joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2009. Ian has done every job there is during his career in the automobile industry - sales, internet sales, finance manager to now General Manager. Ian loves that at Centennial Leasing & Sales, we are here to help our clients solve their needs and enjoys giving every client a positive transaction every time. Ian is a Colorado native and when he's not working you can find him spending time with his wife and two kids as well as camping, hiking and fly fishing.  

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  • Jim Ambrose
    Consultant
    970-290-5436

    Jim Ambrose joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2016. Jim has a degree in Criminal Justice, that he has never used, and has been selling cars for 30 years. Jim is originally from York, Pennsylvania and is married with 2 grown children. On his free time he enjoys anything outdoors and trying new breweries. 

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  • Toby Bauer
    Consultant
    970-219-7580

    Toby Bauer joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 1995. Toby has been in the automotive industry for 36 years and has worked in all aspects from a parts runner to a general manager. Toby enjoys the freedom to help the real needs of his clients. Toby grew up in a small town in Southern Colorado and enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling.  

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  • Sarah Chikos
    970-225-2205

    Sarah Chikos joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2017. Sarah works part-time helping with titles and the other part of her time she is a hair dresser, which she has been doing for 14 years. She enjoys that she has a flexible work schedule so she can be there for her kids. Sarah is a Nebraska native but her husband, 3 kids and herself have lived in Milliken for 14 years. When Sarah isn't working she enjoys spending time with her family, pets and friends. She also enjoys camping and boating. 

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  • Mike Hickman
    Consultant
    970-412-5502

    Mike Hickman joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2016. Mike has been in Automotive Sales for 20 years. Mike enjoys the freedom and ability to help his clients with any and all of their automotive needs. Mike is a Fort Collins native and is married to his wife of 22 years and they have 6 children. When Mike isn't working he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing. 

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  • Jarrett Kirkwood
    Consultant
    720-318-7962

    Jarrett Kirkwood joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2016. Jarrett has been in the car business since 2001 where he started at Manheim Auctions before making the leap in 2013 to a retail setting. Jarrett truly enjoys the freedom that he has with his business to find his clients the exact car to fit their needs and goals. Jarrett is a Colorado native and when he's not working he can be found spending time with his wife and 2 very active kids. 

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  • Brian Lampe
    Consultant
    970-371-4481

    Brian Lampe joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2015. After a tornado in Windsor totaled Brian's 3 vehicles he had an experience at a car dealership that forever changed his mind and he knew that he wanted to start a career as an auto consultant. Brian values the fact that Centennial Leasing & Sales holds their consultants to high standards to make sure that all clients are taken care of properly and respectfully. Brian is married with 6 daughters, 1 son and 4 grand kids. Brian enjoys hiking and fly fishing in his spare time. 

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  • Donnie McCuiston
    303-503-5769

    Donnie McCuiston joined Centennial Leasing & Sales in 2019. Donnie has been in the automotive industry for over 17 years with experience in service, sales and finance. Donnie knew that he was made for selling car because since he was a little kid he has always loved cars. He is driven by helping his clients make the best purchase and decision for them and their goals. Donnie is a Colorado native and is married with 3 kids. When he's not working Donnie enjoys fishing, camping, hiking and over landing on 4x4 trails in the mountains and deserts across the US. Donnie is also a huge sports fan and loves the Broncos, Rockies and Nuggets. 

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  • Michelle Miller
    Business Manager
    970-225-2205

    Michelle Miller joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 1988. As the Business Manager of the Fort Collins location, Michelle is very busy helping sales consultants and clients on a daily basis. Michelle has been in the car business for 35 years. Michelle is a native of Nebraska and enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She also enjoys going to concerts and sporting events. 

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  • Gary Shaw
    Consultant
    970-590-6527

    Gary Shaw joined Centennial Leasing & Sales in 2015. Gary started in the car business in 2003 but he has been in sales for over 20 years. Gary loves the ability to connect with his clients on personal levels and in their element whether that is their home, office or favorite coffee shop. Gary was born and raised in Southern California but moved to Colorado in 2001. When he isn't helping clients find their dream car, Gary is spending time with his 7 grandkids or probably grilling something since he is a Grill Master (award winning even).

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  • Steve Smith
    Consultant
    970-218-0136

    Steve Smith joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 1999. Steve has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He practiced law from 1975-1991 where he then joined another local dealership in Fort Collins. Steve loves being able to have flexibility and helping his clients. When Steve isn't working he enjoys playing golf and hanging out with his family especially his 4 grandchildren. 

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  • JJ Vlahos
    Consultant
    970-689-5466

    JJ Vlahos joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2008. Prior to joining the team, JJ was a Desk Manager for 12 years and spent 15 years in the food & beverage business. JJ enjoys that at Centennial Leasing & Sales, sales consultants come to work here and retire here. JJ is originally from Greece and has 2 kids and 3 grand kids. When he isn't working, JJ enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and watching all of the Colorado sports teams. 

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  • Josh Woolley
    Consultant
    303-919-5506

    Josh joined Centennial Leasing & Sales of Northern Colorado in 2018. Josh has been in the automotive industry for 23 years. He started as a detailer and moved up to a sales manager. Josh enjoys that Centennial Leasing & Sales is a business that cares not only about delivering a great buying experience but also cares about giving all the consultants the tools necessary to succeed and provide the best options for their clients. Josh is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in the great Colorado outdoors. 

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