195 N Main St Cedar Springs, MI 49319 616-401-3570
4500 Remembrance Rd NW Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616-896-5227
9900 Cherry Valley Ave SE Caledonia, MI 49316 616-803-8227

Meet the Staff of InstaCar

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Gary Walters - General Manager/ Managing Partner

616-896-5227 - gary@myinstacar.com

I have been in the Car business for 38 years with over 25 years of experience helping people rebuild and build their credit through a proven 3 step process. I have always enjoyed seeing people go from thinking they have no chance of getting a loan to 2-3 vehicles down the road buying their dream vehicle. They are then financially free of High interest rate and difficult terms. I have a unique following. I have been known as the Walking Man's friend! I am now taking this throughout the West Michigan market and would love an opportunity to help you and your family with either a custom auto loan or even a custom Jeep or Truck to your specifications. We will help you with confidence in a relaxed environment at one of our Three locations. I will help you get a dream in your driveway!

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Gerry Christiaans - Store Manager: Grand Rapids

616-896-5227 - gerry@myinstacar.com

I have an extensive background in finance, and have been in automotive management for 26 years. I am a lifelong resident of Holland, MI! I have three children (Nicolas, Macy and Sydney) and two pets (Dojo the Chihuahua & Siva the Calico Cat). I graduated with a BBA from Western Michigan University. My life focuses on faith, family and friends. Beyond that, I enjoy working out, dining local, Detroit Tigers and Lions games, and being by the lake.

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Brent Pickle - Store Manager: Cedar Springs

616-401-3570 - brent@myinstacar.com

I have been working in the car business since 1999. I like to laugh and spend time with my wife and two daughters. I love America, eating apple pie, big dogs, and biking.

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Ron Wagner - Store Manager: Caledonia

616-803-8227 - ron@myinstacar.com

I've been in the Auto Industry for 28 years. I got into the business in Ohio when I moved my family down there for a job as an Electrician. When I showed up to work on Monday, the company that hired me closed, so I didn't have a job. My Uncle told me to go down to the dealership and see if they'd hire me. They did, and I never looked back. I love this business and I wouldn't do anything else. I have 4 Children and we spend as much time with each other as we can. I have a Boxer named Daisy. I've lived on Gun Lake in Wayland for 3 years now and LOVE it!! I love Michigan football! GO BLUE!!

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Ryan Sanders - Sales: Cedar Springs

616-401-3570 - ryan@myinstacar.com

I've been selling cars for about 8 years now. A regular/buddy of mine who I met while bartending gave me my start in the car business. When I'm not at work I like to spend time with my family and smoke meat.

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Wilma Christiaans - Sales: Grand Rapids

616-896-5227 - wilma@myinstacar.com

I have managed local banks and credit unions for 35 years, which includes Chase, Huntington, PNC and United Federal Credit Union. I have been selling cars for 9 years now. My passion is what I do. I love my career and helping people provide for their families. I have a son, daughter, daughter in law and a 2 year old granddaughter. I live in Holland, MI and enjoy it very much. I love vacationing on Mackinac Island, being with family, and staying active with biking!

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Jena Hikade - Sales: Grand Rapids

616-896-5227 - jhikade@myinstacar.com

I have been in the auto industry for 30 years now and I just love helping people find their future vehicle that will work best for them!

I love to have fun! I enjoy cooking, canning, gardening, and the outdoors.
I was raised in Michigan and recently moved to the West side of the state.

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Scott Carpenter - Sales: Grand Rapids

616-896-5227 - scottc@myinstacar.com

I became a salesman because both my parents and their parents were in the car business. My papa ran multiple dealerships while my dad sold cars. I started out as a detailer/porter. Now, after two years I have moved into a salesman role.

I've been a salesman since July 2021 and sold my first car on day 3!

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Brian Borr - Sales: Grand Rapids

616-896-5227 - brianb@myinstacar.com

I was born and raised in the auto industry and have remained in it all my life.

I have a one year old weimaraner puppy, and love animals and the outdoors.
After 20+ years, I went back to school and received a Bachelor's in Business, Communication, and Marketing.
I have built a national customer base that has enabled me to better address every facet of my customers’ needs and desires.
My Family and I reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Michael Griffin - Sales: Caledonia

616-803-8227 - mgriffin@myinstacar.com

I moved to west Michigan about 3 years ago and have been helping people find vehicles ever since. I have a passion for doing the right thing; at my job and in my personal life. I love being outdoors with my fiance and two dogs when I am not working. My family is my motivation, they are my WHY. I look forward to turning customers into friends.

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Ryan Cassett - Sales: Caledonia

616-803-8227 - rcassett@myinstacar.com

I just moved here to Michigan from Pennsylvania. I love traveling and I have lived in 7 states and have visited 23 total! I have been in car sales for 4 years. Sales is like a family tradition: everyone is in it in some way. From my grandfather to parents, even my uncles and cousins.

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Mike Turpin - Inventory Manager

616-896-5227 - mturpin@myinstacar.com

I have had a passion for cars my whole life. I started wrenching at a young age, working on family's cars. I attended West Michigan Aviation Academy for high school where my mechanical interest grew while learning airplane maintenance.

My first automotive job was in Keller Ford’s quick lube department attending to oil changes, tires, batteries, and minor vehicle maintenance. I then moved on to building 10 speed manual transmissions at Weller Reman in Grandville, MI.
Later, I took a job here at Instacar of GR working as a detailer, and worked my way up to my current position as Inventory Manager.

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Julianne Platz - Marketing Manager

616-896-5227 - jplatz@myinstacar.com

I am a full time college student studying at Cornerstone University for a Major in Communications, set to graduate in May 2022. I love spending time with my loved ones and my cat, Christopher Robin! I enjoy working in new environments and learning new things. I am always up for a challenge! I have worked several jobs in customer service and retail, so switching to marketing is a fun new adventure.

I am looking forward to my future with InstaCar!

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Deb Bowman - Accounting Clerk

- deb@myinstacar.com

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Barbara Mcfall - Administrative Assistant

616-803-8227 - bmcfall@myinstacar.com

I came to InstaCar with several years of administrative experience. I am eager to expand my knowledge of the automotive world and grow with InstaCar. When not working, my time is spent with my five children and nine grandchildren. I can usually be found outdoors, hiking, swimming or relaxing in my hammock.

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