Paul earned a degree in business administration from the University of Oregon in Eugene in 1973. He was carving out a successful career in commercial banking in San Francisco when he moved to Medford, Oregon, to join his father-in-law’s Chevrolet business in 1977. He experienced every department at the dealership to learn the ins and outs of the car business before moving to Kendall Ford in Eugene, Oregon, where he was named assistant general manager. Over the years, he oversaw expansion of the dealership group and directly operated stores. In 1990, he was named CEO of the Kendall Automotive Group and chairman in 2009. Over the years Paul has dedicated his efforts to create a positive employee and customer experience. While focusing on giving back to those in need with partnerships, local nonprofits, and community organizations.
Damon is a third-generation automotive professional with 30 years of experience in the industry. He moved to Bend, Oregon, in 2014 and has been a part of the Kendall Auto Group management team at several locations.
Damon is originally from New Mexico but has lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a significant part of his life. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves fly-fishing and exploring the mountains, rivers, and coasts. Damon and his wife have two young girls who love to spend time skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and horse riding at the stable. In addition, he is a world traveler and has lived in Spain and Croatia.
Damon always has an open door and is always there to help. Feel free to stop in and say hi to him anytime!
Jamie moved to Bend in 2017 from the Washington, D.C. metro area with his wife (a Bend native) and two daughters in order to be closer to family, and also to enjoy everything Central Oregon has to offer. Jamie started with Porsche in 2001 at a large dealer in northern Virginia where he built quite a following of clients who appreciated his straight-forward style and top service. Jamie is a Porsche Certified Master Brand Ambassador, and also a factory-trained Porsche Exclusive specialist (to better serve any client wishing to order a unique, one-of-a-kind Porsche). Jamie has been a car enthusiast from an early age, and came to love Porsche after living in Germany for a few years as a teen. He has owned 6 Porsche vehicles over the years, and his favorite model is anything with a GTS badge. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family.
Mike has been with the Kendall Team since 2016. Upon returning to Bend, Mike has enjoyed all that Central Oregon has to offer! With nearly 20 years’ experience in high-line automotive dealerships, Mike has a unique prospective regarding building a relationship between the Dealer Staff and the Customers based on trust and respect. Come down and see what is happening at Porsche Bend!
Jon joined the Kendall Team in 2017 after moving here from Atlanta, GA. Originally from Ohio, he got his start in the automotive business as a detailer and has worked for domestic, Asian, and European manufacturers bringing 25+ years of parts experience along with him. He is a huge fan of the outdoors and loves everything Oregon has to offer including hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, biking, and enjoying the stars.
Rob Weston has been with Porsche Bend since June of 2005 and continues his tenure today! Rob brings years of experience and understanding of the Porsche philosophy to our customers along with a passion for motorsports. He can talk Porsche history, racing, and engineering with the best but is always learning new things about this great German motorsports brand. After completing his Porsche Brand Ambassador training at its inception in 2011, he has also completed the Masters program in Summer 2018. Rob is happy to be of service to all of our Porsche buyers including clients wanting to custom order from the factory!
Ian was born and raised in Hawaii where his family can trace their roots all the way b ack to King Kamehameha. Ian has called Bend Oregon home for over twenty years and is where he and his wife Lindsay have decided to plant their family’s roots. Porsches have a long and rich history in Ian’s life beginning when his grandfather bought a 1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 while stationed in Spain as a Colonel in the Air Force. The vehicle which cemented Ian’s love for the brand was a poster of a 964 Turbo on a childhood friends wall. Joining the Porsche Bend team in 2019 was a dream come true. Ian specializes in introducing new clients to the Porsche brand and ensuring every client has an exceptional experience.
Kathy Edwards moved to Bend from Seattle in July 2018. Her professional experience has always been in sales and customer service. While shopping for a new vehicle at Kendall Imports, she was so impressed with the team that she met with the General Sales Manager, Damon Kowell, and the rest is history. Kathy has had the privilege to work with BMW, Audi, and as of January 2022, Porsche. She never imagined herself in the automotive industry. However, the entire Kendall team’s consistent integrity makes her very proud. Kendall’s customers are delightful, and she enjoys meeting and working with each one as we often truly make dreams come true!
Justin has been in the automotive industry since 2016, after serving in the United States Army on active duty for eight years. Joining the Kendall team in 2019, he was awarded the 2019 Audi Service Consultant of the year for the PNW region. Justin became part of the Porsche family in 2020. He is a licensed helicopter pilot, and enjoys spending time in the Three Sisters Wilderness with his wife and black lab.
Amber is a parts consultant for Porsche Bend and has been a part of the team since June 2021. She previously worked parts and supply at an Army base for the Department of Defense in Houston Texas. She enjoys all the perks Central Oregon has to offer such as; hiking, camping, scenery photography, and acrylic painting.