Meet our Toyota of Frederick Sales/Finance Team


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

  • Jason Waltrup
    General Manager
    301-696-6300

    Jason has been with DARCARS for over 12 years and has over 20 years in the auto industry. His experience includes Sales, Service, Finance, New and Pre-Owned. Jason is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy, Class N328. While not at work, Jason enjoys spending time with his children & all of their activities as well as volunteering as a Middle School Youth Travel basketball coach. His favorite sports teams are the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.Jason Waltrup

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  • James Welch
    General Sales Manager
    301-696-6300

    James has been in the auto industry for over 12 years and is currently Master certified with Toyota. He is also a member of the prestigious Toyota Sales Society. James currently resides in Frederick with his wife and two children. While not at work James loves watching his daughter compete all over the state in gymnastics, and also watch his son play hockey and baseball.


    James Welch

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  • Kevin Ignasiak
    Toyota Sales Manager
    877-289-0501

    Kevin rejoined us this past spring, and bring with him over 10 years of experience. Kevin resides in Myersville MD with his wife and 3 kids. He is an avid Redskins, Orioles and Wizards fan. Kevin is also a multiple past award winner of the DARSTARS program..



    Kevin Ignasiak

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  • Alex Ferguson
    Toyota Sales Manager
    301-696-6300


    Alex Ferguson

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  • Pierre Ndiaye
    Sales Manager
    301-696-6300


    Pierre Ndiaye

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  • Manoj Melwani
    Pre-Owned Sales Director
    301-696-6300


    Manoj Melwani

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  • Paul Foltz
    Pre Owned Sales Manager
    301-696-6300


    Paul Foltz

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  • Jason Vaughn
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    301-662-8293

    Jason Vaughn has been with DARCARS Toyota in Frederick for over 10 years, and has enjoyed several as our Top Producing Pre Owned Sales Consultant. In May of 2016 Jason was offered the opportunity to be our Used Car Manager at the DARCARS Used Car Center on West Patrick Street in Frederick. Congratulations Jason!

    Jason Vaughn

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  • John Rzeszut
    Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Asst. Manager
    877-289-0501



    John Rzeszut

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  • Jim Higgins Jr
    Toyota Certified Finance Director
    877-289-0501

    Jim has been with DARCARS for 7 years and enjoys providing "Higgins level service". He has established many relationships with our lenders, and strives to find the best deal for his customers. Jim resides in Frederick with his wife and newborn baby boy.



    Jim  Higgins Jr

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  • Barry Gipp
    Group Controller
    301-696-6300


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  • Herb Ray
    Financial Services Manager
    301-696-6300


    Herb Ray

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  • Chris Santiago
    Financial Services Manager
    301-696-6300

    Chris has been with DARCARS since 2009 and has quickly become a customer favorite! A native of California, he now lives in Frederick. After several years as a Sales Consultant and several more as a Financial Services Manager.




    Chris Santiago

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  • Eric Hintz
    Financial Services Manager
    301-696-6300


    Eric Hintz

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  • Edward Dwimoh
    Financial Services Manager
    301-696-6300


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  • Joe Newman
    Toyota Master Certified Sales Consultant
    301-696-6300

    Toyota Master Certified 2013

    Toyota Master Certified 2014
    Toyota Master Certified 2015
    Bronze Level Sales Society

    Detroit Lions Fan

    Consistent Third Place in Fantasy Football


    Joe Newman

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  • Ernie Kunz
    Toyota Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300



    Ernie Kunz

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  • Arthur Hamlet
    Toyota Certified Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Arthur Hamlet

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  • Brett Triplett
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Brett Triplett

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  • Sam Owens
    Toyota Sales Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Sam Owens

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  • Francis Essuman-Nelson
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Francis Essuman-Nelson

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  • Tyler Jennings
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Tyler Jennings

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  • Brock Abshire
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Brock Abshire

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  • Jacob Floyd
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Jacob Floyd

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  • Thomas Neemeyer
    Toyota Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


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  • Kwame Odum
    Toyota Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Kwame Odum

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  • Samira Mahmoudi
    Toyota Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Samira Mahmoudi

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  • James Thomas IV.
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


    James Thomas

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  • Dwayne Booth
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    301-696-6300


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  • Tyler Weaver
    Pre Owned Sales Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Tyler Weaver

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  • Joe Jacobs
    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Joe Jacobs

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  • Michael Rose
    Pre Owned Sales Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Michael Rose

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  • Donnie Moulton
    Pre Owned Sales Consultant
    301-696-6300


    Donnie Moulton

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  • Matt Trussell
    Client Advisor and Technology Expert
    301-696-6300



    Matthew Trussell

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  • Carrie Wershiner
    Client Advisor and Technology Expert
    301-696-6300


    Carrie Wershiner

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  • Julia Duncan
    Lead Receptionist
    301-696-6300



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  • Joe Taylor
    DARCARS Director of Training
    877-289-0501

    Joe has recently been elevated to position of corporate Director of Training. Joe has earned this after over 10 years of serving our Frederick customers with outstanding service. Joe will be a huge asset to the DARCARS organization under this position.


    Joe Taylor

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  • Mike O'Brien
    Toyota Certified Financial Services Manager

    James Michael O'Brien. 
    1952-2014
    Forever In Our Hearts and Minds, Rest In Peace Good Buddy!


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  • Billy Allen

    Billy was a long time customer of DARCARS, purchasing over 100 vehicles on his life time.


    Billy Allen 1934-2018

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