Tom Wood Toyota Staff


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  • Tom Wood Toyota
    6408 Crane Drive
    Whitestown, IN 46075

    888-758-4182
    www.tomwoodtoyota.com

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  • Managers >


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  • Eric Peterson
    General Manager
    317-298-9014

    Eric was born in Chicago, Illinois.  His mother, JoAnn Henderson, was an administrative assistant by day and was also a jazz singer.  His mother passed away when he was 9 years old, and he was legally adopted by two close friends of his mother, Gentry and Mary Ella Peterson. They moved to Gary Indiana.  Eric went to grade school in Gary, Indiana and graduated from high school in Merrillville, Indiana, both parochial schools.  After High School, he attended Ball State University for four years but did not obtain a degree, instead, deciding to start working.  He started my career in the car business when he was hired at an Oldsmobile Cadillac Honda dealership in Muncie.  There he started as a salesperson and was promoted to Sales Manager after only a year and a half and stayed until the dealership was sold four years later.  At that time, he moved to Fishers Indiana and worked for an independent dealer as a Finance Director.  He moved on from there to a Ford dealership in Anderson, Indiana, where he was a Sales Manager.  His first General Sales Manager position came at a Lincoln Mercury Chrysler Jeep dealer. However, he finally found his automotive family, after a few more places, when he came to Tom Wood Toyota, where he spent the next 4 years as a Sales Manager.  He left to further his education in the car business and took a job as a Sales Manager for a Highline pre-owned import organization.  One year and nine months later, he came back home to Tom Wood Toyota and has been here now for several years.  He has a beautiful daughter who is 22 years old, a very strong faith in God, and is surrounded by several close friends who have been his support throughout the years.  Those things and others have made him very passionate about life, taking a common sense approach to it where he feels that you get out of it what you put into it.  Eric strives daily to show that to the people around him, empowering them through faith, wisdom, and understanding, to help them to grow and better themselves in work and in life.  He feels that that is one of the greatest rewards anyone can have, to help people develop and watch them improve and make achievements, in both work and life.  He loves the car business and it has been his passion for the past 23 years, and he has been fortunate enough to attend NCM Institute's General Managers Executive Program, helping him to not only further his education but also assist in future goals for the dealership.  Hard work and dedication has brought him to this point and he continues to strive for excellence each day. 

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  • J.R. White
    Sales Manager
    317-298-9101

    As a born and raised Indiana native, J.R graduated from Ball State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology. After college, J.R. got into the automotive business by chance. A friend talked him into joining the staff of a Toyota dealership in northwest Indiana. During that same time, J.R was also a Reserve Deputy with the White County Sheriff's Office, where he proudly served the community for 6 years.  He is now a Reserve Officer locally since 2016. J.R. joined the Tom Wood family in 2012 as a Sales Consultant at Tom Wood Subaru and fell in love with the Tom Wood Group because of the family feel it has. In 2014, J.R. was promoted to Sales Manager at Tom Wood Nissan. In July of 2015 J.R. came to Toyota and has loved working with this staff.  He looks forward to many years with Tom Wood Toyota!!!

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  • Andrea Taylor
    Sales Manager
    317-298-9039


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  • Ryan Greenberg
    Sales Manager
    317-298-9003


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  • Jeremy Forsyth
    Service & Parts Director
    317-298-9072


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  • Eddy Gafunderi
    Business Manager
    317-298-9036


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  • Sales Staff >


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  • Emma Torres
    President's Club Sales Professional
    317-298-9127

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  • Andre Wright
    Sales Professional
    317-297-9162


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  • James Thompson
    Sales Professional
    317-298-9096


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  • Evan Jones
    Sales Professional
    317-298-9041


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  • George Watson
    Sales Professional
    317-298-9138


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  • DeAnna Riddle
    Sales Professional
    317-298-9070

    DeAnna graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Business in 2011.  She had always worked in customer service throughout college and was looking to pursue other options to further her career.  When she worked briefly for an insurance company, a frustrated customer, that had a bad experience buying a car, told her she would make a great salesperson with her attentiveness and non-pressuring, kind demeanor.  The idea stood with her, and a couple months later she put in her application to Toyota. She started the opening day of the new building here in Zionsville and currently enjoys helping her customers feel welcomed while making the buying process a fun, hassle-free experience.

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  • Edward Kochin
    Sales Professional
    317-298-9090

    Edward was born and raised in Seattle, and he has recently moved to the Indianapolis area. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2017 with a B.A. in Chemistry. He also speaks fluent Russian. Outside of work, Edward enjoys playing piano, volleyball, and traveling. Believe it or not, he has visited all of the 48 continental states. He has always had a passion for cars, from an early childhood, and decided to try the automotive business while pursuing an online MBA. Edward looks forward to working with the professional Tom Wood Toyota staff to provide exceptional experiences and making life-long relationships

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  • Logan Watson
    Sales Professional
    317-298-9131


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  • Derrick Martin
    Sales Professional
    317-298-9029


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  • Jennifer Burgoyne
    Receptionist/Dealer Trade Coordinator
    317-298-9137


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  • Nina Rondinella
    Receptionist
    317-297-2444


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  • Parts Staff >


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  • Ed Vest
    Parts Specialist
    317-298-9074


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  • Bo Beaver
    Parts Specialist
    317-298-9023


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  • Jonathan Polley
    Parts Specialist
    317-298-9061


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  • Matt Ervin
    Parts Specialist
    317-298-9450


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  • Service Staff >


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  • Neal Guidarelli
    Assistant Service Manager
    317-298-9081

    ***Presidents Club Award Winner***

    Neal recently moved to Indy from Valparaiso, but already loves living downtown! Neal has been in the automotive industry for 13 years! In his free time, Neal enjoys running, camping, hiking, sports…basically any outdoor activity. He is also a diehard Steelers fan. Fun Fact: Neal has run the Indy Mini for 8 STRAIGHT YEARS and has done the Chicago Marathon for 5 STRAIGHT YEARS. WOW! Make sure to say hi to Neal next time you visit our service department!

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  • Chad Cooper
    Service Advisor
    317-298-9069


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  • Lowell Grooms
    Service Advisor
    317-298-9068

    Meet Lowell! He joined our Tom Wood Toyota family a short time ago and has made an excellent addition to our service staff. Speaking of which, Lowell has recently welcomed a new addition to his family as well! So far, he's found the dad life to be pretty amazing and pizza has been fueling his new found dad bod(his words). However, pre-fatherhood, Lowell would spend most of his time working on finishing whatever project car he had at the moment. Fun Fact: Lowell enjoys any form of racing and competition. So, next time you're in our service department, be sure to say hi to Lowell!

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  • Justin Lewis
    Service Advisor
    317-298-9068


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  • Damion Strudivant
    Service Advisor


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  • Jeff Miles
    Toyota Senior Master Certified Technician
    30 years experience


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  • Roger Craft
    Toyota Senior Master Certified Technician
    30 years experience


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  • Mark Hiatt
    Toyota Master Certified Technician
    29 years experience


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  • Mitchell Livengood
    Toyota Line Technician
    3 years experience


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  • Darrin Boardman
    Toyota Expert Technician
    13 years experience


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  • Micah Wilson
    Toyota Certified Technician
    16 years experience


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  • Kyle Evans
    Toyota Maintenance Expert
    2 years experience


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  • Darryl Beasley
    Service Lane Attendant
    1 year of service


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  • Benjamin Barrabee
    Service Lane Attendant


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  • Detail & Lot Staff >


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  • James Cade
    Detail Specialist
    7 years experience


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  • Dillon Dill
    Detail and Reconditioning Specialist


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  • Andy Lichtenberger
    Sales Lot Attendent


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Meet Our Staff
Every member of our staff here at Tom Wood Toyota is dedicated to creating a positive customer experience. From our Toyota service center technicians to the sales staff working with you to find the right new Toyota car, we are here to help. Regardless of what brings you into our Toyota dealership near Zionsville, IN, we will work with you to ensure your experience is the best possible and are looking forward to your visit!