Team Members

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  • Michael Trivigno
    General Manager

  • Marcos Ortiz
    General sales Manager

    General Sales Manager

  • Bob Tippet
    Finance Director

  • David Betsko
    Director of Client Services

  • Elizabeth Fennell
    Client Service Director

  • Michael Timmer
    Inventory Mgr

  • Paul Avila
    Client Advisor

    Hello, my name is Paul Avila.  I moved to beautiful Redmond Oregon five years ago.  My goal is helping customers find their prefect vehicle and it is easier than ever because here at Approved Auto, we have all the banks and credit unions offering competitive rates with hundreds of preowned inventory at our finger tips.  Stop by and visit us and thank you for your time. 

  • Alex Perez
    Client Advisor

    Hola my name is Alex :) I was born in Phoenix Arizona and now  very excited to live in beautiful Bend, Oregon . I am very proud of my Mexican culture. I enjoy helping my clients find the perfect vehicle that fits their families needs and wants. We have up to 300 plus  vehicles at our finger tips and lets not forget we have  all the banks , credit unions, for the most competitive rates. And , we also lenders that help clients with poor credit also.    Please stop by and say hi next time your in Bend Oregon!!

  • Jaclyn LaJean
    Internet Director

    Hello, I'm Jaclyn LaJean,  born and raised in  Redmond Oregon all of my life. I love working in the retail automotive industry,  and love helping my clients find the right vehicle for their families. We have all the credit unions, and lenders  to help our clients obtain competitive  financing for credit situations good or bad . The best part of my job is, seeing the smiling faces of all my clients when their taking delivery of their preowned vehicle. :)))))

  • Cooper the Wonder Dog
    Customer Relations

    My name is Cooper, I am a single, 4 year old English Bulldog, involved in Animal Rescue Events, TV Celebrity and dealership  mascot .  I am lovable , intelligent canine that loves the outdoors walking , swimming and running.  I enjoy our animal rescue events giving all my friends a wonderful home. I am the top salesman everywhere I go.

  • Patrick Garrett
    Client Advisor

    Hello, my name is Patrick Garrett, I am a born and raised Central Oregon resident.  For the last eleven years, I have been a Bering Sea fisherman while residing in Alaska.  I thrive on success and a bit of adrenaline, but most of all I love being with my wonderful family at home and here at Approved Auto. Just as I have a strong love for the sea, I also have a strong love for automobiles.  Not a thing makes me more happier than giving my customers a car that fits their needs and budget.  

  • Yuridi Durantes
    Client Advisor


MISSION STATEMENT   Our goal is to give the customer the best sales and service experience they could ever receive by putting the client first, keeping employees engaged in the dealership business and community ,and to communicate with client  and fellow employees with clarity and respect, while working towards the same goal. Exceeding our employees and clients expectations everyday without fail with no exceptions.

Thomas Sales and Service.

Jake Thomas