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General Manager

Russell Hawthorne
General Manager

Having worked in the Automotive Industry since 1974, I have held numerous positions from Sales Person to Managing Partner. I am a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy.

I currently live in Frederick, Md. and have a seasonal site at Drummer Boy campground in Gettysburg. I enjoy spending time with my wife, children, and grand daughter. I love to camp in our RV, travel, and I am a huge Nascar fan.


General Sales Manager

John Merson
General Sales Manager

John Merson

I have worked in the automotive business since 1992, I have held the positions of Sales person, Finance Manager, New and Used Manager, buyer, and General Sales Manager

I live in Red Lion PA, I also took 5 years off from the car business to peruse my lifelong dream of being a Baltimore City Police Officer and retired in good standing with the rank of Detective, my hobbies and other interests are sharp shooting with the AR platform, and spending time with my Wife Kimberly and two children John and Molly

Favorite Sports team are Ravens, and the # 48 Lowes Chevrolet "because its owned by Jeff", I also enjoy making deals for our customers and helping customers out, stop in and ask for me and experience our Family here at Renn Kirby Superstore  




Business Manager

Stephanie Hawthorne
Business Manager

Fun loving Grandmother to Charlotte Grace. Stepmom to two grown, Ryan and Jaime. And Mom to 2 fur babies, LB and Kelly. To coin a phrase " Life is a garden, Dig it." I enjoy entertaining, gourmet cooking, gardening, traveling and camping with my husband in our RV.


Service and Parts Manager

Wil Hudson
Service and Parts Manager

I have been in the car business since 1998.  I have been married to my beautiful wife Lisa since 2003.  We have four fur babies, Lily, Lulu, Betsy and Sadie.  All my girls are my passion.  

In my spare time, I like to do anything associated with the Yankees and Michigan Wolverines-GO BLUE!!  We also have been restoring our house which was built in 1895.  

I look forward to assisting you with all of your service needs.

Wil Hudson
Service and Parts Manager
Renn Kirby Superstore
717-549-4400 Ext 1508


Sales Associate

Mitch Knox
Sales Associate

I have lived in Adams county for most of my life, except for being in the Navy and a brief move to Georgia. I enjoy spending time with my wonderful children. I am an avid outdoorsman and would prefer to spend more time outside than inside. I have worked in several other job fields and am delighted to be back in the automotive business. I look forward to providing an "EXCEPTIONAL CAR BUYING EXPERIENCE' to all of our future customers.

Grant Keifer
Sales Associate

After graduating from Lock Haven University with bachelor's degree in Business Administration, I was drawn to the automobile industry by my love of cars. Ever since I obtained my driver's license, I have been obsessed with automobiles. I find satisfaction in assisting people in finding vehicles that bring them enjoyment and meet their unique transportation needs. It is extremely important to me that my customers are completely satisfied, and I will do everything that I can before and after the sale to ensure that happens. I look forward to helping you find your perfect vehicle!

I currently reside in a rural area north-west of Gettysburg, PA. My relationships with my family, girlfriend, and friends are some of the most important things in my life. The activities that I enjoy in my free time include driving and cleaning my vehicles, riding ATVs, kayaking, shooting bows and guns, martial arts, hiking, etc. 

Jay Thornton
Sales Person

Having started in auto sales in 1991, I have held numerous positions in the industry including Sales Associate, Finance Manager, and Sales Manager.

     I have lived in Dover, Pennsylvania on a small farm for several years. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with our many "pets". We currently have five llamas, two Shetland sheep, about ten chickens, two cats, a 13 year old border collie, a cockatiel, and a bunny rabbit. It's a full house. We are animal lovers! I also enjoy spending time with my two beautiful daughters, Casey and Alexis.

     I'm excited to be here and would like to show you how easy it is to do business with us. We are a full service dealership and can help you with all your sales, financing, and service needs. Come and be a part of the Renn Kirby Family.



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Joe Miller
Detail Manager

As a child growing up in Gettysburg, Pa, I was surrounded by family deep in the automotive industry. It was a given, that I would follow their footsteps and acquire a passion for cars.

   I enjoy building show cars, attending car shows, and seeing flawless vehicles, and that is what drove me into the detailing portion of this industry. in this field, self-pride is the most important part. seeing a customers face and hearing their reaction after I have done their vehicle, makes it all worthwnile

Family is very important to me, I am a loving husband to my wife of 4 years and father to our 3 beautiful children, in my spare time, I enjoy anything outdoors, and if its a beautiful day that is where you'll find me.

I look forward to helping with your automotive needs !!!