Meet the Staff of Auto Class Direct
Chip Winn - The Patriarch/Owner
With over 40 years of automotive experience ranging anywhere from make-ready to selling aftermarket accessories to directing full-size franchise dealerships, Chip is truly well versed in the car business. His experience and expertise is the back bone on which we built this company. He loves working with his family, especially when the grand kids get brought to work.
Chad Winn - The Son/Co-Owner/General Manager
Chad has had a life-long passion for automobiles, starting before he could even drive. He began buying and selling cars at the age of 16, with his own personal car, and he's never looked back. He was able to use his acquired knowledge of the car business to help open Auto Class Direct in May 2010 with his father, Chip. He's an expert buyer for our company and standing at 6'4'' he's a hard guy to miss.
Rome Colburn - The Mom/Finance/HR/IT/OPS
The woman that keeps us all in line! With years of finance and human resources experience for several major corporations, she truly has an exact art form when it comes to consummating deals. Compliance is key, and she makes sure we are up to date for the protection of our dealership, and most importantly, our customers. She loves working with her kids and the best ex-husband in the world!
Alex Montes - The Daughter/Service/Marketing
Alex is an art major turned project manager with direct experience in running her dad's companies. She is energetic, creative, and takes initiative where needed. Her experience in the auto industry includes creative marketing, social media, inventory control, quality assurance, and service management, Most days you can catch a glimpse of her full-sleeve tattoo (which her Dad hates) while she's running around the lot checking on vehicles or snapping pictures.
Tracy Fernau - The House Mom/Finance
Tracy brings extensive knowledge of the auto financing industry backed by years of experience. She has built positive and trusting relationships with multiple lenders and banks to allow us to work with all credit levels. She also spoils our team with homemade and baked goodies on a very regular basis.
Cindy - The ACD Mascot/Official Greeter
Yes, you must come meet the very friendly senior Maltese. She is available for petting and treats and waiting for you to get here. Cindy was adopted in January 2018 and belonged here immediately. She thinks she has a job and is so excited to come to work everyday and greet our staff and customers.