Meet the Team

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  • Nelson Swartz
    Dealer Principal

    Nelson Swartz has been in the car business for over 40 years. In 2008, he took charge of Harrisonburg Ford, and it is because of him that it is the successful, incredible place that it is. When he's not leading his dealerships to victory, he spends time giving back to the community and traveling with his family.

  • Harry Scott, II
    General Manager

    Raised in Brandywine, WV (B-Town). I graduated from Franklin High School in '91 and Fairmont State in '95. There I obtained a double-major in Marketing and Management, as well as a minor in Psychology.

    My love of working with people led me to the car business in 1996, and 20 years later I still love helping people buy new and pre-owned cars. In my spare time I have fun hunting, fishing, and chasing my kids around to their sporting events.

  • JW Painter
    General Sales Manager

    Having been born in the Shenandoah Valley and settled down in Woodstock, I'm no stranger to the wonderful people and places that define the place I call home. I've been in the car business since 1999, starting as a salesperson and working my way up to a management position in 2003. Since then I've worked as a Pre-Owned Manager, New Car Manager, General Manager, and General Sales Manager. I've put thousands of cars into driveways in the Valley and beyond, so you can trust that you're in good hands here.

    When I'm not working I enjoy hunting, playing golf, and spending time with my kids: Ashton, Makenna, Cullen, and Cam.

  • David Cain
    Sales Manager

    I grew up in Shenandoah Valley, attending Stonewall Jackson High School. I spend a lot of my time travelling to various places around the world and exploring new perspectives and cultures. I've also spent time volunteering in the community.

    Nothing beats the feeling of putting a genuine smile on another person's face, and I strive to do so for everyone I meet.

  • Kyle Digges
    Sales Manager

    I grew up in White Post, Virginia. I attended Clark County High School and Shepherd University. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family as well as enjoying the outdoors. 

    I have been in the sales field for many years and I love helping my customers find the perfect vehicle that will last for years to come!

  • Justin Bowers

    Born and raised in Sugar Grove, West Virginia, I went to Brandywine grade school and Pendleton County High School. I played football, basketball, and ran track. I won a West Virginia state title in long jump and later attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. 

    I started in December 2004 at Dallas Hollar Ford in Harrisonburg, and continue to work for Ford of Harrisonburg Today. I strive to assist my customers, friends, and family in getting quality vehicles and great prices. I have received Ford's #1 award for customer satisfaction consecutively over the last seven years and it's been a lot of work, but worth it all in the end.

  • Dave Simmons

    I have been in sales for over 30 years, and here at Harrisonburg Ford since 2009. I pride myself in customer satisfaction, product knowledge, and how I can help the customer facilitate the purchase of the vehicle that best suits their needs. My family and I have lived in the Harrisonburg community for over 35 years. My wife and I have 3 grown children and have been married for 33 years. I enjoy golfing with friends, attending JMU basketball and football games, and vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

  • Heather Johnson

    I have lived in the valley for most of my life, born and raised in Staunton, VA. I have 2 wonderful boys and a loving and supporting family, and we love fishing and four-wheeling.

    I have over 15 years of customer service experience and love making people laugh, usually at my own expense. I'm looking forward to helping you find your vehicle today!

  • Mike Ansbro

    Hello! I'm Mike Ansbro. I am a retired Military Veteran of 20 years - finishing out as an E-8 - and taught ROTC at JMU for 7 years after that. When I'm not at the dealership, I'm out supporting my daughter while she plays softball at GMU.

    I've been working specifically in Ford sales for the last 4.5 years, and I drive 40 minutes from Woodstock every morning so that I can help you put your dream in your driveway! 

  • Megan Smith

    My name is Megan, and I am a single mother to a precious two-year-old girl. I graduated Wilson Memorial High School and I am currently attending Blue Ridge Community College. I plan to graduate with my Associate's from BRCC and continue my education at UVA. I would love to get the chance to know you and help you find your dream car!

  • Pablo Centeno
    Sales Associate

    I grew up in beautiful Costa Rica, and as a result I fluently speak both English and Spanish. Once I was done with high school I moved to Orlando, Florida. There I attended Valencia College and the University of Central Florida.
    For many years, I worked at the happiest place on Earth - Walt Disney World. This is where I developed my love of customer service.
    I've lived in Harrisonburg since 2017, and I have to say that I've loved every minute of the beautiful weather and friendly people. I can't wait to meet you and help find the vehicle of your dreams!

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