Meet the Staff of Market Place Auto

Jeff Johnson - General Manager


     I was born and raised in the Seattle area and graduated from the University of Washington in 1981 [ go  Huskies ]. I started in the Automobile business soon after and have never looked back. My hobbies include Harleys, Hotrods, Fishing and spending time with my wife and 2 dogs. I have known the owner  of Marketplace Auto for 20 years plus and share his passion  for selling great cars to happy and satisfied customers. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.             

Dave Beswetherick - Sales and Finance Manager


First of all, I don't like talking about myself so this is awkward for me. I mean, are you really going to believe anything I state here? I'm a car salesman for cryin' out loud. Seriously though, I've been in the industry in one capacity or another for over 17 years, and if I've learned anything it's this, it doesn't matter how long you spend shopping for an automobile, your decision to purchase is going to be based on the quality of the vehicle, the price, and the quality of service you receive from the dealership and it's staff. If you give us the opportunity, I know we will earn your business because the quality of our vehicles are unquestionably better than the competition. In addition to that, it's understood here that treating you as the customer in the highest regard is imperative to the survival of our business, because the survival of our business depends entirely on you and your decision to purchase from us. It has become the culture here at Market Place Auto. The price is the easy part. When it's time for you to make your decision, it will be an easy one because I know we will have earned your decision, be it yes or no, we will have earned it. I'm hear to ensure that we earn your yes.

John Kearns - Sales and Finance Manager


Just a little about myself. I'm an eleven year US Army veteran. I have been in the car business for over ten year. My goal is to make sure your experience before, during and after the sale is exceptional. Being the Finance Manager, I will work my hardest to get you the best interest rate possible. My motto is, I can always replace a car, but can never replace a customer.

Rocky Hartwell - Sales Associate

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I've lived in Puyallup for 15 years, and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on vacations, and bowling. I'm new to the car business and I'm enjoying it so far because I get to meet some great people. So come down and see me and I'll make sure your buying experience is easy and hassle free. I'm looking forward to making your buying experience awesome.

Mike Wheeler - Sales Associate

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Hello, a few things I love are the Seahawks, my fiancé, our Bulldogs, my family, and ice cream. I've worked many jobs in the past, but when I got into the car business 5 years ago, I knew I found my calling and passion. I have made friends instead of just a customer. I want to earn everyone's respect and trust so I can be your car guy for life!!

Josh Zmuda - Sales Associate


Morty Mortonson - Sales Associate

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Mike Giovengo - Sales Associate


John Larson - Sales Associate

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