Our Staff is the Backbone of Our Business!

We believe that our guests should have all the information they need and any information they want to help them make informed decisions. Our guests are smart, and that's why they choose The Smart Choice.

At Stanley Subaru, our team is at the heart of all we do.  We carefully select the most knowledgeable staff to help make your buying, selling or service experience the best possible.  Our experienced staff has helped many people get into the car that they want and we want to help you too.

Meet Our Staff!

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Mark Politte
    Dealer Principal

    Photo is Mark volunteering at Bar Harbor Food Pantry, helping unload and store a semi truck's worth of food for distribution in our communities.

    After a few years working as an engineer, Mark Politte joined the automotive world in 1994 to work for Ford Motor Company. A dynamic career with Ford led Mark, and his wife Samantha, to many assignments and cities throughout the United States. In 2005, he fulfilled a childhood dream by purchasing Stanley Subaru.

    Mark and his wife Samantha are very proud as the owners of Stanley Subaru, but are even more proud of their three children. In 2004 they decided to make Down East Maine their home fulfilling their desire to put down roots, be active contributing members of a small community, and raise their family in a supportive and value based environment.

    Since purchasing Stanley Subaru, the dealership has received numerous awards and accolades including twice receiving Subaru's most prestigious "President's Award". Most recently Stanley Subaru was recognized as a Stellar Care dealer, an award bestowed on an elite few for exceptional customer (guests) relationships.

    Mark is particularly pleased that the dealership participates in many community events and in the last seven years has actively supported over 20 local charities through hours, financial support, goods, and services-work he says is critical to Stanley Subaru's long term success in this small community.

    Feel free to email Mark at mpolitte@stanleysubaru.com

  • Kevin Townsend
    General Manager

    Photo is Kevin volunteering by moving lumber to make additional shelving for Community Closet.

    Kevin was born and raised in Maine and graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1987. He also attended the University of Maine at Machias where he graduated in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in business management and marketing. He has two boys, Kurt and Kyle.

    Kevin says, "At Stanley Subaru our guests satisfaction is everything. It starts with the right employees who can surprise and delight our guests on a daily basis." He's personally committed to making sure this happens everyday in the dealership.

    Feel free to email Kevin at ktownsend@stanleysubaru.com

  • Kelly LaPointe
    Sales Manager

    Photo is Kelly volunteering at Bar Harbor Food Pantry after loading up their shelves, fridges, and freezers with goods.

    Feel free to email Kelly at klapointe@stanleysubaru.com

  • Darren Zajdel
    Finance Manager

    Photo is Darren volunteering at a Subaru Loves to Care delivery of blankets to Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care.

    Darren lives in Otis with his wife Sophia and their four children. Darren Zajdel was born in Ipswich, England. He came to Stanley Subaru after serving in the US Air Force and working construction.

    Like many a Mainer, he spends time fishing with his friends or hiking with his family whenever he can. Can being the keyword, because he has a growing little passel of cats, chickens, and dogs they tend to. And if none of the above are available, there's always video games.

    Feel free to email Darren at darren@stanleysubaru.com

  • Jason Craig
    Business Development Manager

    Photo is Jason volunteering at Community Closet unloading a trailer full of donations.

    A proud member of the Stanley Subaru team since 2012, Jason has worked in the automotive industry beginning in 1998.  Prior to that Jason spent several years in the active duty Air Force, having served at various duty stations across the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and southwest Asia.  

    He and his wife Anneliese share 5 children and a grandson.  While not at the dealership, Jason spends his free time playing guitar, board games, and hiking the many trails and mountains of Acadia. 

    Jason is grateful to his many guests for their past support and is eager to assist you with your next vehicle purchase. 

    Feel free to email Jason at jason@stanleysubaru.com.

  • Wes Canning
    Communications Coordinator

    Wes grew up in Belfast Maine after spending the first 3 years of his childhood overseas due to his father being in the military.  He graduated from Belfast Area High School in 2002.

    Wes is no stranger to community involvement as his organization "Maine Motorcycle Xperience" has helped raise over $50,000 for several different organizations throughout the state by way of organized motorcycle rides and events. 

    During his off time, he is an avid musician, motorcycle enthusiast, as well as dabbing into Videography and Woodworking.  

    Wes is also a U.S. Army veteran.  He served as a Military Police Officer during his service, specializing in accident reconstruction.  

    Wes currently resides in Bucksport with his wife, Noelle and stepdaughter Kaylin.  He manages the communications, events, and marketing for our Stanley Chevrolet Buick store in Belfast as well.

  • Kelly Armstrong
    Sales Consultant

    Photo is Kelly volunteering to clear out an empty retail space to expand storage for Community Closet.

    Prior to joining Stanley Subaru's Sales Department in February of 2007, Kelly attended University of Maine at Machias earning a Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in History. Though initially planning to teach high school English, she took a position in sales and found she loved the field, working for eleven years as a Sales Consultant and Sales Manager at several newspapers in both the Portland and Hancock County areas.

    Originally from East Machias, a small town up the coast, Kelly now resides in Northeast Harbor with her partner, one small dog and a trio of kitties. Living in such close proximity to Acadia National Park affords Kelly the opportunity to indulge in some of her favorite hobbies, hiking and kayaking. She also enjoys reading, gardening and genealogy.

    Feel free to email Kelly at kelly@stanleysubaru.com

  • Bill Carey Jr.
    Sales Consultant

    Photo is Bill volunteering to deliver over 400 pounds of food to Ellsworth High School that was collected during a Stanley Subaru food drive.

    Bill is a Bar Harbor native who has managed businesses all over the country including in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, and even the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    After years of working in the restaurant service industry, Bill wanted to try his hand at cars, but only if he could work at Stanley Subaru. Having bought two cars with Stanley Subaru before, he wanted to be part of our commitment to our guests.

    Feel free to email Bill at bill@stanleysubaru.com

  • Jordan Stanwood
    Sales Consultant

    Jordan grew up in Milbridge and graduated from Narraguagus High School in 2012.

    She moved to Ellsworth in 2013 and worked retail for Olympia Sports for 6 years.

    Jordan applied at Stanley Subaru knowing nothing about car sales, only to find out a few of her classmates were also employed at Stanley. 

    In her free time she enjoys time at home, with friends or on her paddle board

    Photo is Jordan holding a kitten while volunteering for SPCA of Hancock County.

    Feel free to email Jordan at jordan@stanleysubaru.com

  • Jerod Sawyer
    Sales Consultant

    Jerod was born and raised in Maine, living in Hancock for the majority of his life.  He went to Ellsworth High School where he graduated in 2003. 

    Outside of work, Jerod spends most of his time with his kids, playing video games, watching movies or playing pool.

    After 15 years in the restaurant industry, Jerod decided to try his hand as a salesman at Stanley Subaru after a recommendation from his brother, who has worked as a Technician at Stanley for a number of years.  

    Jerod has two children, Cameron and Sage, who are 17 and 13.

  • Lynden Westrich
    Sales Consultant

    Lynden moved to the Bucksport area in 2015, having lived in Bangor previously.  He has been a member of the Stanley Subaru team since 2018 serving in roles such as Sales Consultant, Service Advisor.  He chose Stanley Subaru because he loved the way they went above and beyond the expectations of their guests. 

    He worked previously in the Aviation industry, but wanted to try his hand at selling the best vehicles on the market.  In his free time, you'll find him at the nearest airport photographing planes or cruising around town in his WRX with his dog Bo, a golden retriever rescue.  He also spends a lot of his time with his family and girlfriend MaKenzie, exploring all that Maine has to offer. 

    Feel free to reach out to Lynden with all of your Subaru needs, as he'd love to help you find your next vehicle and welcome you with open arms to the Stanley Subaru Family! 

  • Melissa Clark
    Sales Consultant

    Melissa is a Native to Maine, she was born and raised on Mount Desert Island. She now lives in Ellsworth, Maine.
    Melissa found a passion for customer service at a young age. In 2009, she began working in the busy tourist town of Bar Harbor, Maine. As a hostess she would begin, soon excelling at all the positions a restaurant had to offer. In the coming years Melissa would move up becoming a server and then a bartender. She loved working with customers but had the desire to do something bigger.
    With keeping a focus on customer service, Melissa joined Stanley Subaru in February of 2023. With no knowledge of the automobile industry, Melissa jumped in head first. Her passion is continuously growing, but she knows this is the place for her.
    Like many Mainers, Melissa spends her free time in the great outdoors with her daughter Mckenna. Melissa has always considered herself a Mermaid at heart. If the sun is shining, you can bet Melissa is around the ocean or lakes (and there's probably a paddle board nearby).

  • Becky Wiseman
    Service Manager

    Photo is Becky volunteering to drop off a delivery of blankets for cancer patients (and chocolate for their nurses) for Subaru Loves to Care.

    Becky grew up in Blue Hill, where she has lived most of her life. She has three kids, loves drag racing, and she loves working with the people at Stanley Subaru.

    Feel free to email Becky at becky@stanleysubaru.com

  • Wen Willey
    Service Advisor

    Feel free to email Wen at wen@stanleysubaru.com

  • Donald Grevencamp
    Service Advisor

    Feel free to email Don at donald@stanleysubaru.com

  • Lonnie White
    Service Advisor

    Feel free to email Lonnie at lonnie@stanleysubaru.com

  • Jennifer Cook
    Rental Manager

    Jennifer grew up on a small farm in Franklin.  She has 2 kids, runs a bearded dragon rescue, enjoys meeting new people, and listening to the adventures they have had.

    In her free time she enjoys  spending time going on adventures with her family.

  • David Carney
    Parts Manager

    Photo is David volunteering to unload trailers full of donations at Community Closet.

    David grew up in Eastbrook. He likes it a lot there, and lives in Eastbrook with his wife and their two dogs, Remington and Lucy.

    He likes motorcycling when it's motorcycling weather. He works around the house, which suits him well as a trained carpenter. He camps when it's camping weather.

    Feel free to email David at david@stanleysubaru.com

  • Dawn Conary

    Photo is Dawn donating over 400 pounds of turkey to Bar Harbor Food Pantry

    Dawn was born in Maine and grew up in Connecticut. She has been in the automotive industry since 1986. Dawn has spent every vacation in Maine since her parents moved back 25 years ago. Dawn moved to Maine to spend more time with her parents. Dawn started at Stanley Subaru in October of 2009. When Dawn is not pulling out her hair due to Mark's antics, you will find her driving her convertible to the lake.

    Feel free to email Dawn at dconary@stanleysubaru.com

  • Tracy Lovejoy
    Accounts Payable

    Tracy was born and raised in Phippsburg maine. She moved to the downeast area in 1998 after graduating. Tracy has worked in the seafood business for many years and decided it was time for a change and Joined the Subaru family! 

    Tracy has 5 wonderful kids , grandchildren & 3 beautiful german shepherds that are her world. In her spare time, if she is not gardening, she is on some kind of adventure with her family.

  • Reconditioning Techs
    Detailing and Reconditioning

    Photo is one of our detailers assisting (petting, let's be honest) a stray dog that wandered to our reconditioning department shortly before reaching out to SPCA of Hancock County to work to find his people.

  • Service Technicians
    Subaru Certified Technicians

    Our Subaru Certified Technicians are here to keep your vehicle running safely and smoothly for the life of your car. Our service department strictly adheres to the requirements of Subaru of America and employs a detailed 27-point inspection at EVERY visit, regardless of mileage or level of service scheduled. We provide excellent service not just on Subarus but all makes and models.

  • Geddy Himes-Richardson

    We love Geddy and miss her terribly. She was the very first employee of Stanley Subaru and was a huge part of building us into the organization we are today. She embodied all the virtues we strive for - exceptional service and attention to our guests, a force for good on our team, and a positive contributor to our community. Our deepest sympathies are with her family. We love Geddy and will continue to try to do right by her.

  • Steve Bailey
    Parts and Scooter Specialist

    Stanley Subaru lost a family member, Steve Bailey, on December 23, 2012. Steve was a strong fighter in his battle with cancer, and remained brave and strong for his wife and son. Although we are relieved Steve is no longer in pain, we are deeply saddened and heartbroken for his family and friends. Thank you Steve for the years we shared with you and your smile will live on through your son, Corbin. May you rest in peace. To read more about Steve, click here. 

    We will honor Steve's memory here at Stanley Subaru. Until a proper memorial can be created, we will share our photos stories of our memories. We invite you to share your memories of Steve with us. 

    Steve Bailey moved to Maine from Rhode Island in 2006. Steve worked in the automotive parts business for 10 years and was with Stanley Subaru for 6 years.  Steve moved to Maine to be closer to his wife Michelle's family and recently welcomed their first child, Corbin.

    Steve always enjoyed classics cars, hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports - and knew more about scooters than just about anyone!

    To share your memories of Steve, send an email to info@stanleysubaru.com. Please keep Michelle, Corbin, and all of Steve's family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Thank you.