Meet our Staff

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

  • Todd & Marie Esterline - Owner

  • Jim Gilbert - Business Manager

  • Melissa Backes - Office Manager

  • Eric Melchi - Sales Manager

    Eric's favorite part of his job is the opportunity to help and guide customers through their journey of purchasing a vehicle. His hobbies include: playing guitar, being an accomplished vocalist, repurposing items into personalized art, and riding his Harley. His biggest life accomplishments include: being happily married, working for Auburn Chrysler since 2001, and working his way up to a respected Sales Manager. 


  • Ron Walter - Sales Consultant

    Ron's favorite part about working for Auburn Chrysler is being a Chrysler Certified Sales Consultant for 20 years. His hobbies include listening to Southern Gospel Music and being an active member of his church. His biggest life accomplishments are as follows: He has been on the Butler City Council for 17 years and is currently the Mayor of the City of Butler since 2009. 



  • Shelly Herman - Hostess

    Shelly's favorite part of being a hostess here at Auburn Chrysler is interacting with the customers and making sure they feel welcomed. Her Hobbies include: spending time with family, shopping, watching or going to the movies, she also enjoys going for walks and spending time with her neighbors. Her biggest accomplishment is her family, raising 2 responsible and loving children, and working here at Auburn Chrysler for 6 years. 


  • Deb Littlejohn - Hostess

    Deb's favorite part of her job is greeting and meeting new people and seeing repeat customers. Her hobbies include: Gardening, being board certified to be a hairdresser, and spending time with her new grand puppy and family. her biggest life accomplishments include: raising a strong, loving family, doing hair and being a staple employee here at Auburn Chrysler. 


  • Jay Hammond - Service/Parts Director

    Jay's favorite part about the job is to help other people. His hobbies include hunting, camping, shooting trap and being outdoors. His biggest life accomplishments include: Coaching a youth shotgun team with over 43 athletes, helping his wife raise 2 great kids, and being a Director and Member of the board of Directors of Indiana Trapshooting Association as well as the President of the st. Joe Valley Trap and Skeet. 


  • Michelle Schnorr - Service Writer

  • Stuart Saunders - Parts Advisor

    Why Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram

    "I wanted to work in the car industry. Love
    Jeep vehicles, so i had to come for Auburn

    What are the hardest or biggest differences to
    overcome moving to the states?

    Being away from family but being to my
    Wife's family made it a little easier!
    Understanding the American accent was
    hard at first for but is getting with time.
    Being away from the Sea is difficult. I was
    brought up close to the sea.

    Favorite American restaurant or food?
    My Wife's cooking! I love it!
    We do not have Wendy's in England, so
    my Wife took me there and I LOVE there

  • Tom Wiedman - Master Technician

  • Chad Arnold - Lube Technician

  • Jarrett Hulbert - Technician

  • Brandon Marshall - Detailer

    Brandon enjoys the people he works with!! His hobbies include: Camping, fishing, canoeing, and enjoying life. He is also good at building houses starting with the framing. His biggest life accomplishments are being a respectable young man, flipping his eyelids inside out and blowing bubbles off his tongue.