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J.D. Roberts

I've had the pleasure of working for Bob Poynter in Seymour since 1997 and recently took the opportunity to invest as Owner and Partner of the Bob Poynter Columbus dealership.  It is our goal to set ourselves apart from all other dealers with our service, inventory, pricing and relationships.  One of my greatest talents and joys is the ability to get to know our customers.  I know the value of hard work having graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a double major in business and accounting while playing football all four years.  I'm married to Stephanee and have four boys, Jack, Jake, Joe, and Jude.  Jack will be attending Indiana State University.  Jake will be a senior in high school.  Joe is entering 6thgrade, and our youngest Jude is in 4-year-old preschool. 

JB Hackman

I LOVE THE CAR BUSINESS! I have loved the car business since I detailed cars and pulled weeds here at Bob Poynter Family of Dealerships as a teenager. My father was a salesman at Bob Poynter's for 49 years, and I always loved going into the dealership with him. After graduating from Indiana University in 1997, I started my own career selling cars at Bob Poynter. I became a partner in 2009 and we have since expanded into four stores with 11 brands. I have been married to my best friend, and beautiful wife, Carrie since 1998. We have three amazing children Olivia, Hannah and Smith. I love to travel, hike, golf and spend time with my family. Our philosophy here at Bob Poynter has always been high volume sales at low prices! We believe it is not just a dealership, it is a relationship. Thanks to all our past and current customers and welcome to anyone new to the Bob Poynter Family of Dealerships.



Valarie Houpey
Office Manager

I have been in the business since I was 19. I started out  in the Service Dept doing filing and warranties. I moved my way up to the accounting office where I am today.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Matthew. We have 2 children, Cheyenne and Thomas. 

Sarah Brown
Title Administrator

Born and raised in Reynolds, IN and I have lived in Columbus for over five years. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work as the title administrator here at Bob Poynter Columbus. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband Billy and our two boys!

Brandy Finnigan
Warranty Administrator

I am new to the automotive dealership business, but I grew up around mechanics, so I guess I was destined to end up in the car industry at some point! I am originally from Franklin, IN but have lived in Columbus since 2009 with my two children. We enjoy cooking together and caring for our dog, cat and (many) fish. My children have been incredibly understanding over the last several years while I have finished my undergraduate degree in criminal justice and attended Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law to obtain my J.D.. I am thrilled to be a part of the Bob Poynter team and finally apply the skills I have learned to ensure you receive the best service possible.


Sales Department

Les Soloman
General Sales Manager

I am a Columbus native - born and raised.  I have been in the car business for 14 years and have been fortunate enough to work for the Bob Poynter family of Dealership for almost 11 years.  I look forward to meeting you and am excited to help you join the Bob Poynter Family.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and our 2 dogs.  I look forward to assisting you in any way possible.

Jeff Arnold
Sales Associate

Born and raised in Jennings County, IN and a 1983 Graduate of Jennings County High School. I spent 11 years as a retail loss prevention manager for Hills Department Stores. I'm the father of five children, and have eight grandchildren. I have been an employee of the Bob Poynter Family of Dealerships since November of 2004. After spending several years at our Columbus dealership, I am blessed to be at our Seymour location. I would like to invite everyone to stop in and see me. I look forward to providing you with the very best car buying experience.

Waylon Beatty
Sales Associate

I was born in Columbus, In. I have three children Connor, Jordyn, and Josephine. I have been in sales over 15 years. I started Bob Poynter almost 2 years ago, and my passion is helping people find the right vehicle for them. My hobbies are golfing and building cars and spending time with my children and spoiling my princess. Also have a pet cat named Meow Meow yes that's his name. Me and my family love traveling every year to the Virgin Islands. I would love to earn the opportunity to help you with your next vehicle purchase. 

Dewayne Fillmore
Sales Associate

I've taken care of this community for 20 years. I'm hoping to be able to help for another 20. I've been lucky enough to work for a dealership that takes care of their customers like I like to. I aim to improve our status here in Columbus with the aid of every one here. The training we go through here at Bob Poynter puts us above our competitors. Becoming a Car Sales Guy was a hard decision because I've been to dealerships before. I remember how I felt at the dealerships and swore I did not want to become one of those individuals. Now I have the chance to treat our customers with the respect and honesty I've always wanted. If you need service, a vehicle, or just another crash course on how your vehicle functions I'll be happy to help. Thank you for letting us take care of you and welcome to our family. 

Larry Janikoski
Sales Associate

I am originally from Minnesota but have lived in Columbus for the last 24 years.  My wife Carla and I have 2 grown children, Courtnie and Mike and a rather large Newfoundland dog named Winston. I am a member of East Columbus Christian Church and enjoy flea marketing, gardening, woodworking and golfing. I like living in Columbus and the diverse cultures that we have represented here.
My goal is to treat every customer like family and build long term business relationships with all my clients. I really enjoy when a previous customer brings in a family member, friend or co-worker that they referred to me. My philosophy is :Where you buy is just as important as what you buy! 
I love being a part of the Bob Poynter Family and hope that you will come see me for a great vehicle buying experience.

Brad Sanders
Sales Associate

I was born and raised in Franklin, IN. and have lived in Columbus for the last 10 years with my wife, Shaundra, our two daughters, our two rescue puppies, and four cats, and no... my house is not yet classified as a Zoo.  I've been with Bob Poynter since 2016 and I truly enjoy what I do.  Please feel free to call, text, or email me day or night - or just stop in and see me at the dealership anytime, even if it's just to help you connect your Bluetooth.  Hope to see you soon.

Randy Smith
Sales Associate

I was born in Columbus and graduate of Columbus North High School in 1985,  I was a active member in the US Air Force and have been with the Bob Poynter organization for 8 years. As an fan of Oakland Raiders, I understand that hard work pays off and you never give up, so I will do the same for all of my client's. I enjoy working with the community from local sporting events to the Mill Race Marathon. I work hard for our community and my customers and appreciate the opportunity the earn your business. 



Todd Granger
Finance Manager

I have almost 30 years in the automotive business in southern Indiana, most of which has been on the financial side. My wife, Tisha, and I were high school sweethearts. We met after General Motors transferred my father from Massena, NY to Bedford, IN. We have three children: Cole and Abbie, our twins, and our youngest, Anna Claire. We currently live in Bedford but look forward to relocating in the Columbus area.


Service Department

Jon Chambers
Service Advisor


Collision Center

Brent Wethington
Collision Center Manager

I'm the proud father of 4 grown children, 3 boys and 1 girl and currently raising 200 lbs of fur babies (Roxy & Carl). I'm married to a beautiful wife Robin that has worked with an insurance company (NOT to be named) for over 32 years. Personally, I've been in the Automotive industry all of my life. My dad had used car lots all over the Southside of Indy when I was growing up. I started in the Collision Industry when I was 20 years old sweeping floors and have held every position in the Collision Center up to and including currently the Collision Center manager.   In my down time, I enjoy spending time outdoors either with my wife and family, fishing, golfing or just getting in the Jeep OR on the bike for a cruise in the county.  

Kolt Hoagenson
Assistant Manager

My high school sweetheart "Valerie" and I are from Midwest Wisconsin she is a holistic health and wellness consultant and I have over 10 years in the collision industry  On the week days you can find me 5 o'clock in the morning at the gym and of course 8 to 5 here at Bob Poynter collision and the weekends working on my honey to-do list or one of my many projects in the garage with my furry companion Roxy. 

Kim Shane

I was born in Elwood, Indiana and was raised in a little town called Sweetser, Indiana. I met my best friend and married Jeff in 1987. We have three children and four granddaughters. When I'm not working I love playing with our granddaughters. I have been at Bob Poynter's for three years and counting as a Service Advisor for the Lube Rack/ working in the Cash Office. It has been a great honor to be working here and being a part of this team. I look forward to scheduling your next oil change and making your experience a better one. 


Parts Department

Eric Simmons
Parts Manager

I'm married to my wife Faith since 1992, we have a son Jake who is 15 years old. I have been working at Bob Poynter for almost 15 years now, 9 years in the service dept & the rest of that time in the parts dept in Seymour. I have been given the opportunity to come to the Columbus store to be the Parts dept manager. Call or stop by for any parts that you might need for your Hyundai, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram vehicles.

Steven Soloman

Adam Walters