Meet the Staff of Murray & Holt Motors

Jack Holt - Dealer Principal


After 16 years of school and a stint in the Army, I returned to Bend and started my automotive career in 1965. That was also the year Heidi and I were married. We have two wonderful boys, Norm and Tim. Our company philosophy since 1957 has been simple and a constant reminder: "No customer; no business." Without customers, we have no purpose. Each of us is the company, whether we're answering the phone, selling a vehicle, repairing your car or truck, detailing someone's prized possession or sweeping the floor. I am very proud of those I work with and very much appreciate the loyal customers we serve on a daily basis. Jack Holt

Norm Holt - Comptroller


Bio coming soon!

Chuck Barker - General Manager


Time flies. This is my 11th year on the retail side of the car business. It is true that when you enjoy what you're doing, it is really not work. I love spending time with my wife and active 4 boys. We are all outgoing and look forward to spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing and camping. I strive to provide customer service and help with the buying experience here at Murray & Holt Motors.

Sandy Surratt - Accounting

541-382-2222 Ext. 102

Hi! I’m Sandy. I have worked at Murray & Holt for 15 years. I am in the Accounting Department. You may have also seen me out in Service working on their files, or talked to me on the phone, as I back up Lorinda. My husband Bob and I moved up here from Southern California and enjoy the climate and the outdoors.

Terry Lussier - Service Manager


I have been in the automotive industry since 1980. I started as a Service Writer, then Service Manager. I love this industry and it’s so gratifying to help people with their automotive needs. I started with Murray & Holt Motors Inc in 2007 and I have to say it’s the best place ever to work for. The Holt’s are great, honest people and care about their customers. When I’m not working, you will find me in the 5th wheel parked at a camp site next to the golf course. I love to GOLF!

Sarah Hastings - Receptionist

I am a Bend Oregonian native. I am new to the car business, this is a new and exciting adventure that I am looking forward too. In my free time you will find me playing with my son, nose deep in a book, or outside for a run. It's nice to be part of the Murray and Holt team!

Travis Starr - Finance Manager

I am a Central Oregon native and graduated form Bend Senior High. I have enjoyed working in a sales atmosphere for the last 12 years. My daughter is the center of my universe, I'm definitely wrapped around her finger. In my free time you can find me officiating the boys and girls high school basketball. Come on down and let me help you get financed!

Tony Kristiansen - Sales/Customer Advocate

541-382-2222 Ext. 111

A Central Oregon resident since 1987 – I have been at Murray & Holt Motors for over 3 years and enjoy putting my 30 years of experience to work every day. I’m an avid golfer and a dedicated Father to daughters Hailey (18), Emma (15), and son Chase (15).

Will Morris - Sales/Customer Advocate


Been living here in Bend for 6 years. I moved here from Salem. I've been in the car business for over 20 years. I love Bend Oregon and helping others get what they want. With my experience and enthusiasm I will be here for you and your friends and family, always with a smile and willingness to help.

Joe Noel - Parts Professional

541-382-2222 Ext. 105

Hi, my name is Joe Noel. I’ve been at Murray & Holt for over 27 years in the Parts Department. See me or call either the company number 541-382-2222 or my direct line at 541-382-6569 for all your parts and battery needs. I can help with some of those tough to find parts, too. I am a native of Bend and enjoy Central Oregon’s natural beauty. My interest include: photography, hiking and reading.

Mike Close - Service Advisor

541-382-2222 Ext. 122

My name is Mike Close and I have been with Murray & Holt Motors since 2008. I work in the Service Department as an advisor. My over 16 years of experience in the auto business includes sales management, sales and finance in the industry. When I’m not here, you will find me at the baseball field or outdoors doing something with my family. During my 5 years here, I have made friends with a lot of our customers and that’s what makes working here fun. If you can’t have fun.…it’s just called work. Thank you to all our customers that make it fun!

Mike Jefferys - Technician

541-382-2222 Ext. 210

21 years employed at Murray & Holt Motors (Since 1992). I am a US Army Veteran of 10 years and I enjoy many outdoor activities. I enjoy hunting, fishing, rock climbing, hiking, back-packing, mountain biking and much more! I have been a registered Adult Leader with Boyscouts of America from 2000 to present.

Mark Dyson - Technician

I have been a Bend resident for 16 years. My wife and I decided on Central Oregon as a permanent location after serving 20 years of active duty with the US Navy. My military experience blending with a life- long enjoyment of car mechanics lead me to my current profession. I attended COCC Automotive Technology Program as a full time student. Graduating with honors, receiving a Master Certificate in Automotive Technology. Continuing automotive training has been accomplished through General Motors factory training facilities and ASE certifications in automotive specialty fields. I enjoy the outdoors here in Central Oregon and in the summer months we spend them camping and fishing. During the archery hunting season, I’m in relentless pursuit of deer and elk. My wife Donna and I have celebrated our 33rd year of marriage. We have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Dave Stoner - Lube Technician

541-382-2222 Ext. 210

Hi there! My wife and I moved our family to Bend in 1985. We loved that small town family feel that Bend had to offer. In addition to our 4 children, we have added 5 grandchildren to our family. Family is very important to me. I have enjoyed working at Murray & Holt since 2005 because they offer that same family feel. We are not just employees, we are family. Our customers are not just customers, they are family.

Kyle Fitzgerald - Technician

541-382-2222 Ext. 210

Kyle became a resident of Bend in September 2013, moved from Arizona. Kyle has 8 years of automotive repair/experience. Kyle enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, music, art, dogs, and traveling. Kyle enjoys being out side on his bike riding new trail. Kyle has became part of our staff Murray and Holt Motors since September 2013

Ken Currie - Full Detail Specialist


“I have lived in Bend for 17 years, moved from Gladstone, OR. I worked at a Ford Dealer for 6 ½ years there and enjoyed it. I have 21 years experience detailing vehicles. I have been at Murray & Holt Motors for 3 ½ years.”