Meet The Team

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Service Team

BRIAN GROUDLE
PARK PLACE SERVICE CENTER MANAGER Email MeBrian is an Eastside native and has been an employee of Park Place for over 20 years, he has an extensive knowledge of our customers' cars. Brian is quick-witted and brings enthusiasm and positivity to Park Place daily.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
1991
- Is known for:
Being the longest tenured employee in the Service Center. His uncanny auto troubleshooting & diagnostic abilities.
- Best Drive:
Father/Daughter road-trip down California coastline... “That was special, I'll never forget the great times we had!”
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
“All of our employees are TRUE Car Enthusiasts, and we have a broad and diverse range of automotive passions.”
“I'm not the ONLY Saab guy here!”
- Origins:
Brian is a lifelong local Eastside guy and actually rode the roller-coaster at Lolly-Pop Land as a kid.
- Current Daily Drivers:
Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon
BMW M roadster
Ford F-150

- Dream Garage:
Mercedes E63 Wagon
A NEW Saab Wagon
2017 Porsche GT4
1970 Cadillac Convertible
Any E-Type Jaguar
- Did you Know?
Brian once completely Spun a truck and trailer on the freeway... “Not a scratch to anything!, changed my pants on the shoulder and went on my way like nothing happened.”
- More About Brian:
Brian has a bucket-list goal of wearing Lederhosen at Octoberfest in Bavaria!... visit our website frequently for pics of that!
DOUG TAYLOR
ASTON MARTIN SERVICE & PARTS MANAGER Email MeDoug has extensive experience as a Service Manager at a nearby Ferrari dealer, and he contributes extensive knowledge of premium European vehicles. His competence is topped only by his warm, friendly demeanor that our customers love
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
2006
- Is known for:
European and Italian expertise and superior customer relations.
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
“The passionate enthusiasts that work here and the years of experience and expertise in every department.”
- Origins:
Long Beach, CA
- Current Daily Driver:
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL
- Dream Garage:
1959 Bentley Continental S1 Coupe
- Favorite Drive:
"Anywhere that I haven't been before. I love a good road trip!"
- Did you Know?
Doug enjoys art and relaxes by painting. He is particularly enthusiastic about rendering cityscapes in oil on canvas.
- More About Doug Taylor:
Doug has extensive experience that includes being a Service Manager at the local Ferrari/Maserati dealer, and he specializes in an intimate knowledge of all things Italian and European.
He contributes this extensive knowledge of premium European vehicles as an invaluable member of our Service Center team. Our motto has always been, “We service what we sell” and Doug helps make your experience a pleasant one, no matter what you drive. His competence is topped only by his warm, friendly demeanor that our customers love.
JOHN PEREZ
SERVICE ADVISOR Email MeJohn has worked in the auto industry for over 10 years, with expertise as a parts and service advisor and a life-long passion for automotive engineering.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
John joined the Park Place family in 2017
- Is known for:
John, (aka 'Cactus Jack'), is Park Place's resident hooligan and is occasionally seen riding his mini-bikes around the service center.
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
“I'm not the only Saab and Fiat enthusiast!”
- Origins:
Venice, CA
- Current Daily Driver:
BMW E46 M3, Subaru Forrester 2.5XT
- Dream Garage:
Mercedes-AMG SLS, McLAren F1 GTR Longtail.
- Favorite Drive:
Decker Canyon Road, from Malibu to Topanga Canyon, CA.
- Interests:
John is a Miniature Golf enthusiast. A couple of his favorites are Glowing Greens in Portland, OR and H Street Country Club in Washington D.C.
- Did you Know?
John considers himself to be a sandwich connoisseur and he makes a mean Monte Cristo.
VINCENT EDWARDS
PARK PLACE ASTON MARTIN - HEAD SERVICE TECHNICIANExceptional skills and pride of workmanship have earned Vincent well deserved respect and admiration from Aston Martin and from our most discerning clients.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
Vincent joined the Park Place family in 2007.
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
The sensational cars and the fabulous customers.
- Origins:
El Paso, TX
- Current Daily Driver:
Chevy Tahoe
- Dream Garage:
“I have the priviledge and honor of taking care of Aston Martins.”
- Favorite Drive:
Vincent enjoys spending time with his children and they can often be found 'Just Taking a Drive'. “That's THE BEST!”
- More About Vincent:
Vincent is an aficionado of jazz music.
JOHN “JAG JOHN” KELLY
TECHNICIAN Email MeThe name says it all. “Jag John” has been specializing in Jaguar service for over 32 years and can work on anything from late model cars to vintage Jaguars, as well as other British marques.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
April 1, 1999... no foolin’
- Is known for:
Jags, of course
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
“The variety of cars we work on here is unlike almost anywhere else. I’ve got a fully restored '67 E Type in one bay, a late model XJR next to it, and then a supercharged Shelby Mustang right over there, with hot rod Corvair of all things next to it!”
- Origins:
Bellevue, WA
- Current Daily Driver:
2006 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet.
- Dream Garage:
'59 Plymouth Sport Fury, '65 Ford Econoline Pick-Up.
- Did you Know?
Jag John moonlights as a Seattle Seafair Pirate. We thought they’d have let him in on looks alone, but it’s actually very stringent application (hazing) process with a lot of responsibility attached to the position!
- More About Jag John:
John especially likes working on the V12 cars that many people shy away from. “They're actually a lot simpler than they look once you're past the layer of wires and hoses, and when they are tuned properly, can be very reliable and a real treat to drive.”
ARMEN GRIGORYAN
TECHNICIANArmen speaks fluent Russian and has over 25 years experience working on Mercedes Benz vehicles, with 18 of those years being here in the US.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
2013
- Is known for:
His passion for exotic cars and being a video game fanatic! (The wife, however, is not a fan!)
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique:
“The unique variety of cars that come through our doors. We have so many techs from different backgrounds that we can work on any vehicle!”
- Origins:
Moscow, Russia
- Favorite Drive:
Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, WA
- Current Daily Driver:
Mercedes-Benz E350 W212.
- Dream Garage:
Mercedes-Benz GL550, Range Rover.
- What does he do in his free time?
Well, with a full time job and two young kids at home, sleeping is high on the list, like many parents! Of course, he loves spending time with his family!
CONTACT SERVICE CENTER
Service: (425) 746-5447
Parts: (425) 748-0120
Fax: (425) 746-1334
Email: groudle@parkplaceltd.com
Service Center Location:
1807 130th Ave NE,
Bellevue, WA 98005
Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
After hours key drop & vehicle pickup available
Complimentary local shuttle
ERIC BARTON
TECHNICIANEric worked at Audi for six years after doing his automotive training in Avondale Arizona at UTI. He works on almost anything, but has extra expertise with Lotus, Porsche, Audi, Ferrari or Maserati.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
2013
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
“We really do have a great bunch of weirdos that work here from all walks of life. Great environment and passion for the industry.”
- Origins:
Kentucky, Indiana, Utah, Washington
- First Car:
1968 Mustang
- Current Fun Driver:
1993 VW Corrado
- Dream Garage:
Ferrari 458
- Favorite Drive:
“The last 50' of his commute each night.”
- Did you Know?
Eric worked at Audi for six years after doing his automotive training in Avondale Arizona at UTI. He works on almost anything, but has extra expertise with Lotus, Porsche, Audi, Ferrari or Maserati.
MIKE HAMBERT
TECHNICIANMike has over 30 years of auto repair experience, with 17 years as a service and repair specialist for Barrier Mercedes-Benz in Bellevue.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
Mike joined the Park Place family in 2014.
- Is known for:
Mike is a Mercedes-Benz specialist.
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique:
The wide and unique selection of cars.
- Origins:
Mike was born and raised here in Bellevue.
- Current Daily Driver:
Mercedes-AMG E55, 1969 Dodge Charger R/T.
- Dream Garage:
Mercedes-AMG S63 Black Series. 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
- Favorite Drive:
Pacific Coast Highway.
- Interests:
Hiking, Classic Cars.
CAMERON GIAMELO
PARK PLACE ASTON MARTIN - TECHNICIANCameron started his automotive career by rebuilding the family lawnmower at age 9, increasing the stock Sears 5hp engine's output to a shrub-shredding 8hp!
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
Cameron joined the Park Place family in 2017.
- Is known for:
Cameron is a true automotive engineering geek and has a knack for retaining obscure information.
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
I really enjoy all the classic cars that we see.
- Origins:
Washington State
- Current Daily Driver:
Audi A4
- Dream Garage:
Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Rapide, Audi R8.
- Best Drive:
Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, Wa
- More About Cameron:
Cameron's humilty is endearing. Even though he is an Aston Martin Service Technician, he considers himself to be “just an average car guy who works on cars”.
MICHAEL MACDONALD
SERVICE TECHNICIANMike grew up in a very small town where everyone constantly worked on cars and trucks. He gleaned as much as he could, then went to college in Oregon to get a degree as an Auto Technician.
Has worked at Park Place since 2018. He actually moved to Washington to pursue other ventures, but “I fell in love with the collection and energy at Park Place and knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
- Is Known For
Mike is our Jack of All Trades and there’s nothing Mike’s unwilling to learn how to do. He seems always able to say ‘Yeah, I’ve done that before and here’s how …’
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
‘The way it makes me feel personally, I love cars and I enjoy coming to work each day knowing I get to be around my dreams.’
- Origins:
Molalla, OR. Oregon City, OR
- Current Daily Driver:
2009 Nissan 370z in rare Skyline Silver Metallic, 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 1000
- Dream Garage:
Track-ready Mitsubishi 3000GT, My current Nissan 370z, 2017 Nissan GT-R, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, Ferrari 458 Speciale.
- Favorite Drive:
Highway 6 in Oregon and highway 26 in Oregon. Both are mountain pass roads heading to the coast and are beautifully scenic, winding, and always fun.
- Interests:
All things automotive. Tech industry and gaming.
Camping/hiking anywhere with something worth seeing.

Parts Team

KEVIN MICHELLICH
PARTS DEPARTMENT MANAGER Email MeKevin has been in the parts business since 1987. Having spent over a decade with Toyota and 7 years with Olympic Boat Center, he brings considerable experience and a great work ethic to the team.
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
Kevin joined the Park Place family in 2011
- Is known for:
Finding parts for the massive variety of cars that come through our dealership, even the most obscure.
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique?
“It’s like a car show every day, and I like it”
- Origins:
Renton, WA
- Current Daily Driver:
2013 Ford Flex Limited
- Current Projects:
1962 Oldsmobile F85 convertible Nissan Mini Truck
- Dream Garage:
Willy's Coupe with a motor that just barely fits under the hood
Early 60’s Chevy Suburban
First generation Camaro
“My Nissan, of course”
- Favorite Drive:
Tamiya America Raceway in Aliso Viejo, CA
- Did You Know?
His first car was actually a mini truck. Kevin loves woodworking, metalworking and electronics. On summer weekends you could find him: Tinkering on a car or truck in his home workshop. On a boat, be it out on the sound or on a lake, with family and friends, Or, You might even find him on a range, dressed up like an old cowboy.
- More About Kevin:
Kevin has been in the parts business since 1987. Having spent over a decade with Toyota and 7 years with Olympic Boat Center, he brings considerable experience and a great work ethic to the team.
If you are looking for a true professional who is passionate about parts, Kevin is a great place to turn.
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