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Dealer Principal

Joe Steet Sr.
Dealer Principals
(315) 864-7500

Joe Steet Sr. has been working in the car business his entire life starting at age 11 reconditioning cars for his father and uncle's business, United Auto Sales! He lives locally in New Hartford, NY with his wife where they raised their two children, Joe Jr. and Carly, who also work in the family business! In the warmer weather, he loves riding his Harley Davidson with his wife, skiing at Gore Mountain in the winters, and spending time at his camp in Indian Lake in the summers with his family, especially his two grandchildren.

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Steve Ponte Sr.
Dealer Principals
(315) 864-7500

Steve Ponte Sr. has been working in the car business for over 30 years! He lives locally in Herkimer, NY with his wife, where they raised their four children. Steve's son, Steve Jr. also works in the family business as well as his two son in laws, Chris and John! Steve is an avid golfer, having golfed at some of the world's best courses. He loves to spend time with his family, especially with his nine grandchildren, and taking their family trips to Lake George, Florida, and Disney!


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Sales Department

Chris Gardiner
General Manager
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1001

Christopher Gardiner is the General Manager at Steet Ponte Nissan of Yorkville. Chris has over seven years of experience in the automotive industry. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and spending time with his wife and two children. His favorite Nissan vehicle is the Nissan Altima because it was his first car out of college.


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Joe Curri
New Car Sales Manager
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1218

Joe Curri is the New Car Sales Manager who has been with the store for 11 years! Joe and his family live locally in Whitesboro, NY, and he is an eight time recipient of the Nissan Award of Excellence so rest assured, you're in great hands when you're dealing with Joe. He spends his free time watching sports, movies, and disc golfing. Joe's favorite Nissan is the 2012 Nissan Cube. 


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Devon Rudolph
Used Car Sales Manager
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1214

Devon Rudolph is the Used Car Sales Manager at Steet Ponte Nissan. Devon has been working with customers for three and a half years here at the Nissan store! Outside of work, he enjoys watching basketball and football, which he used to play. His favorite Nissan vehicle is the Titan Truck or the Nissan Armada.  

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Brandon Dziegiel
Senior Sales & Leasing Consultant

Brandon Dziegiel is a sales and leasing consultant at Steet Ponte Nissan, who joined our team in late 2021. Outside of work, he enjoys doing anything sports related. Brandon's favorite Nissan car is the 2012 Nissan GT-R with a jet black exterior.

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Gisele Faraino
Certified Sales & Leasing Consultant
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1009

Gisele Faraino is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Ponte Nissan! Before she joined the Sales team, she was the Front Desk Receptionist, then was promoted to a Business Development Representative, and is now in our Sales team! She started working with us in late 2021 and is a local resident of Rome, NY. In her spare time, Gisele enjoys binge watching Netflix, playing basketball, and being a dog mom to her Husky/Akita mix. Her favorite Nissan is the Nissan Altima Sedan.

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Ryan Kepner
Certified Sales & Leasing Consultant
(315) 864-7500

Ryan Kepner is a Certified Sales Consultant at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in early 2022! Ryan lives locally in Sauquoit, NY, and in his spare time he enjoys playing video games. His favorite Nissan is the Nissan Rogue!

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Bradley Marsh
Certified Sales & Leasing Consultant
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1213

Bradley Marsh is a sales and leasing consultant with Steet Ponte Nissan. He is a local resident of Hamilton, NY, and has four months of experience with the company. In his off time, Brad likes to drive all types of cars and play soccer. His favorite Nissan car is the 2015 Nissan Sentra, because it was the first car he's ever owned.

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Jenicia Ortega
Certified Sales & Leasing Consultant
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1102

Jenicia Ortega is a sales and leasing consultant for Steet Ponte Nissan. She lives locally in Utica, NY. Outside of work, Jenicia enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her two children. She loves a good cup of coffee and her dream car is the completely new and redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder!

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Nyah Thompson
Sales & Leasing Consultant
(315) 864-7500

Nyah Thompson is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in late 2022! She comes to us with prior experience in the Automotive Sales industry having worked at one of our sister stores as a Business Development Representative! Nyah lives locally in Upstate NY, and in her spare time she enjoys designing and collecting sneakers, and coaching and playing basketball! Her favorite Nissan is the Nissan Rogue.

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Internet Department

Rachel Agne
Business Development Center Supervisor
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1014

Rachel Agne is the Business Development Center Supervisor for the Steet Ponte Auto Group and has been with the store since April of 2019. Rachel has grown with our store since we purchased and started out as our photographer, then transitioned to our BDC for our Auto Group and now leads our team of BDR's! In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction novels, gardening, and traveling! Her favorite Nissan vehicle is the AWD Nissan Altima.

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Ian Callender
Sales Business Development Representative

Ian Callender is the business development representative at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in early 2022! If you have a question about inventory or want to start a purchase, Ian is the one you'll be talking to. Outside of work, he enjoys creating art, specifically in the medium of drawing, and is interested in anything Marvel. His favorite Nissan vehicle is the all-new and redesigned 2022 Nissan Pathfinder in Brilliant Silver.

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Vaughn Rivera
Business Development Representative
(315) 864-7500

Vaughn Rivera is a Business Development Representative at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in mid-2022! If you have a question on a vehicle in inventory, he will be the one you will be speaking with to get you any information you may need! He lives locally in Utica, NY and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and kids! His favorite Nissan is the Nissan Skyline GTR!

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Finance Department

Kevin Panzica
Finance Manager
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1101

Kevin Panzica is the Finance Manager at Steet Ponte Nissan. He has been with the store for four years. Kevin started as a sales consultant with the company and completed Nissan's training program to move into our Finance Manager position! He relays that he enjoys the change of pace from sales to finance, as well as the organization of the financial process. Kevin served in the armed forces and is three years into his Army Reservist duties. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities. His favorite Nissan is the all-new and redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier.

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Service Department

Mike Pcola
Service & Parts Manager
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1401

Mike Pcola is the Service & Parts Manager for Steet Ponte Nissan. He has been with the store for three years and continuously works hard to provide customers with a knowledgeable and stress-free service experience.

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Howard Edel
Service Dispatcher
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1501

Howard Edel is the Service Dispatcher for Steet Ponte Nissan and has over 30 years of experience in this department! He lives loacally in New Hartford, NY and in his spare time, he enjoys playing golf. His favorite Nissan is the Nissan Rogue.

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Justin Hutchins
Service Advisor
(315) 864-7500

Justin Hutchins is a Service Advisor at Steet Ponte Nissan who joined our team in late 2022! Justin lives locally in Munnsville, NY, and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and his rescue dog! His favorite Nissan is the 2022 Nissan Frontier

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Michael Krebs
Service Advisor
(315) 864-7500

Michael Krebs is a Service Advisor who joined our team in late 2022! He lives locally in Rome, NY and in his spare time he is a Volunteer Fireman for the Taberg Fire Department! His favorite Nissan is the 2022 Nissan Frontier.  

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John Strzepek
Service Advisor
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1504

John Strzepek is a service advisor at Steet Ponte Nissan. He joined our team in late 2021 and enjoys meeting new customers! John enjoys soccer, as he used to coach the sport, and riding his motorcycle. John's favorite Nissan is the Nissan Murano.


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Technicians

Kyle Adamo
Master Certified Technician
(315) 864-7500

Kyle Adamo is a Master Certified Technician with Steet Ponte Nissan. He brings 13 years of experience in the field and enjoys what he does. Outside of work, Kyle enjoys anything car related!! 


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Don Caswell
Nissan Master Technician & EV Certified Technician
(315) 864-7500

Don Caswell is a Master Service Technician and our EV Certified Technician at Steet Ponte Nissan. He is a longtime employee and has 31 years of experience in the Auto Industry! Don lives locally in Westmoreland, NY and enjoys boating and fishing in his free time.


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Karl Roessler
Nissan Master Technician
(315) 864-7500

Karl Roessler is a Master Service Technician for Steet Ponte Nissan and he has been with the store for 14 years, having got involved with cars at age 12 and has been enjoying working with them ever since! In his free time, he enjoys dirt biking and knifemaking. 

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Jacob Krouse
Lube Technician
(315) 864-7500

Jacob Krouse is a Lube Technician that started working with us in late 2022! He lives locally in Ilion, NY, and in his spare time his favorite thing to do is to make people laugh, help others in need, and, to top it off, pet all of the stray cats. His favorite Nissan is the Nissan 350Z!

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Abdual Musallam
Nissan Certified Technician
(315) 864-7500

Abdual Musallam is a Nissan Certified Technician at Steet Ponte Nissan. He has been working with the store since 2019. Abdual lives locally in Utica, NY, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His favorite Nissan vehicles are the 370z and every trim level of the new Nissan Sentra!


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Caitlin Musallam
Head Lube Technician
(315) 864-7500

Caitlin Musallam is a the Head Lube Technician at Steet Ponte Nissan who joined our staff in late 2021, and recently was promoted to Head Lube Tech in mid-2022! In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and three daughters. Caitlin enjoys working on all different makes and models of vehicles in our shop and her favorite Nissan vehicle is the 2021 Nissan Rogue. 


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Frank Napoli
Nissan Certified Technician
(315) 864-7500

Frank Napoli is a Nissan Certified Technician and has been with the store for three years. His hobbies include playing video games, working on cars, and walking his white German Shepherd. His favorite Nissan is the Nissan 370z!


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Chris Rosati
Nissan Technician
(315) 864-7500

Chris Rosati is a Technician at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in mid-2022! Chris lives locally in Marcy, NY, and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends and snowmobiling in the winter months! His favorite Nissan is the Nissan Titan, which he drives himself. 

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Parts Department

Mason Ford
Parts Supervisor
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1404

Mason Ford is the Parts Supervisor and has been at our dealership for over two years, having recently promoted to this position in mid-2022! He lives locally in Utica, NY and his favorite Nissan vehicle is the 2021 Nissan Sentra. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. 


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Ed LaMonica
Parts Consultant
(315) 864-7500

Ed LaMonica is a Parts Consultant at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in early 2022. Ed lives locally in Rome, NY. His favorite Nissan is the Nissan Frontier, and outside of work, he is an avid walker!

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Aaron Snyder
Parts Driver
(315) 864-7500

Aaron Snyder is the Parts Driver at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in late 2022! He lives locally in New York Mills, NY, and in his spare time he enjoys fishing and working on cars. His favorite Nissan is the Nissan 370Z.

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David Travis
Parts Consultant
(315) 864-7500

David Travis is a Parts Consultant at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in late 2022! David lives locally in Norway, NY, and in his spare time he enjoys anything RC: cars, trucks, planes and trains! His favorite Nissan is the Nissan 280Z.

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Administration

Courtney Hanna
Office Manager
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1011

Courtney Hanna is the Office Manager at Steet Ponte Nissan and she has been with the store for 10 years! In her spare time, she enjoys four-wheeling and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite Nissan is the all-new Nissan Rogue.


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Willa Jones
Title Clerk
(3150 864-7500

Willa Jones is the Title Clerk at Steet Ponte Nissan who started working with us in mid-2022! Willa lives locally in Little Falls, NY, and in her spare time she enjoys golfing. Her favorite Nissan is the Nissan Titan.

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Barbara Stevens
Dealership Accountant
(315) 864-7500 ext. 1012

Barbara Stevens is the Dealership Accountant for Steet Ponte Nissan. She has been with our store for three years and enjoys bowling in her spare time. Barb's favorite Nissan is the Nissan Rogue.

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