Audi South Burlington Team


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Sales

Mike Hughes
Sales Manager
802-861-3447

Mike recently joined the Shearer Auto Group after serving for many years as the very successful sales manager of a central Vermont Toyota dealership. He is well respected among his peers, and we anticipate he will elevate the level of professionalism within our sales staff to an even higher level.


Mike currently lives with his wife in Waitsfield, and they have two daughters in College. During the summer they enjoy boating on Lake Champlain.

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Sébastien Dutton
Audi Brand Specialist
802-861-3448


Sébastien attended college at Oklahoma Baptist University where he studied Business and French, and is currently in grad-school for Historic Preservation. On his days off, he works as an off-road driving instructor for Land Rover.


He has 2 dogs, an Afghan Hound named Primrose and a Papillon named Pippin. He enjoys French culture and traveling, and he loves Montréal.

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Steve Bouchard
Audi Brand Specialist
802-861-3440

Delivering excellence is the cornerstone of the Sales Experience for Steve Bouchard. Born and raised right here in Burlington, he graduated from Rice Memorial High School, Champlain College and The University of Vermont with degrees in Business and Accounting. During the eighties and nineties, Steve owned and operated a successful eyewear business and was named by the United States Jaycees as a member of "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1983. In 2000 he began a short-lived career in Software Development but returned to his true calling in sales and retailing in 2004 in the Auto industry. In 2008 economic conditions inspired Steve to seek employment in the import segment with Volkswagen and Audi making him the longest serving member of the Sales teams for both local brand stores. 2013 was the year that everything came together and Steve attained Audi Elite status and competed in, and won, Audi's Premium Performance Walkaround Challenge, a national product knowledge and sales skill competition in South Beach, Miami. In 2014 Steve took a hiatus from Audi to manage our Acura store but returned to his true passion with Audi in June, 2015. He' back, better than ever and ready to serve your needs now!

Steve lives on Lake Champlain in Burlington with his beautiful bride Susan, an ex-New Yorker and their two felines, Cleo and Buddy. He has three grown children residing in Maine, New York and California. In their spare time they like to travel (especially to Florida and two trips to Germany with Audi), enjoy the lake with its myriad of unique sunsets and spend time with friends. Steve's favorite Audi is the S6. Call him anytime for all things Audi!


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Jeff Goss
Audi Brand Specialist
802-861-3468

Jeff has been with Shearer Automotive since 2001. He has lived in Stowe, Vermont since 1980. He enjoys gardening, pottery, skiing, and tennis. He considers himself a lifelong skiier and tennis player. 

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Bob Vietze
Audi Brand Specialist
802-861-3462

Bob has recently joined Shearer Automotive after a successful 20 year career at Wilson Sporting Goods. He lives in Warren, Vermont and spends his free time skiing, mountain biking, and playing tennis.  

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Management

William Shearer
Owner


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Dave Swartz
General Manager
802-861-3466

Dave grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ, attended Northwood University in Midland, MI and has been married to his High School sweet heart for 32 years! Dave and his wife have three children Allie, Dan, and Lori, who all live in South Jersey. One of them is currently attending Temple University Dave and his wife moved to Williston, VT on October 31, 2013. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He visits his college age children at MSU and Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach as often as possible. Their third child still lives in Southern NJ and they plan to visit her as often as possible. Dave has two brothers (one of whom is Dave's twin!) and a sister. Dave is proud of having a tight-knit family (all living within seven miles of each other); the move to Vermont is the furthest he has ever been from his family.

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Chip Kaupp
IT Manager
802-861-3434

Chip was born in New Jersey and moved to Southern Vermont with his family in 1971. He attended Bellows Falls Union High School in Bellow Falls, Vermont and moved to Burlington, in 1980 and has lived there since. Chip ended up joining the Shearer Auto team in 2010. He began his career in cars in 1989 in Sales and since has worked in every department at a car dealership. He nows gets to combine his enthusiasm of cars with his forte in computers! When Chip isn't saving the day here at work, he enjoys sailing, snowboarding, cycling, photography, motorcycles, and of course computers!

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Tammy Sauve
Office Manager
802-861-3450

Tammy is a life-long resident of Colchester, Vermont. Tammy spent four years in our Internet Department keeping our website up-to-date and monitoring our Social Media sites. Tammy is now the Office Manager. When she's not working for Shearer Acura and Audi South Burlington, she is busy coaching field hockey at Hunt Midlde School, playing field hockey in a year-round adult league, training for marathons, and being a full-time mom to Noa!

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Matthew Shanks
Business Manager


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Parts and Service

Antony Cochrane
Service Manager
802-861-3456

Antony joined the Shearer Auto group in March 2015. His background in the automotive industry includes 16 years of dealership work, accumulating the knowledge and experience essential to running a service team. Born and raised in England, he moved to Vermont 9 years ago. Besides his interest in automobiles, Antony is also an avid snowboarder, enjoying many ski resorts of Vermont. 

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Shane Bowley
Service Advisor
802-861-3459

Shane has been in the automotive business for 25 years. His hobbies include backcountry skiing and mountain biking. He is a member of the Burlington singer/songwriter group that performs original songs across a variety of venues around the area. He also sings and plays the guitar and harmonica

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Chris Mongeon
Audi Parts Manager
802-861-3437

Chris starting working at Audi in 2005. He was born and raised in Vermont and attended Lyndon State College where he played baseball. 

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Bruce Taylor
Audi Parts Consultant
802-861-3436

Bruce began working for Shearer in 2012 as a Parts delivery driver for the Volkswagen dealership. He transferred to Audi South Burlington and worked as a technician until 2015 when he moved into Audi parts. Bruce grew up in Westport, NY and went to Alfred State for Automotive. He has two Audis and a new GTI which he brings to car shows during the summer.  

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Jessica Phillips
Service Advisor
802-861-3458

Jessica joined the Audi Service team in May 2014. She lives in Williston, VT with her son and their dog. Her work background is in retail and sales and she is studying for a degree in business at Johnson State College. Jessica loves to cook, travel, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

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Bret Lister
Service Advisor
802-861-3457

Bret joined our Acura team in April 2012. As of June 17, 2013, he is now one of our Audi Service Advisors. Bret has been in the automotive industry since 1987 and is a 1986 graduate of Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. Bret has been happilly married since 1990 and has three children, two girls and one boy. Bret enjoys skiing, sailing, and collecting antique glassware.

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