Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Don Robertson, Owner

    Don Robertson, co-owner of Jim Taylor Ford Lincoln, has been part of the dealership for over 16 years.  During this time, he has and continues to be a community leader and partner and has been instrumental in raising funds for various charitable groups.  Under his direction, the dealership has received recognition from several benefiting organizations for not only monetary donations but donated time as well.  Through Ford and Lincoln Drive 4 Ur School events, the dealership has raised over $60,000 to date for local high school organizations.  In 2016 Don was honored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce as a Distinguished Partner of Education.  An Arkansas native, he now considers Ruston and North La home for himself and his family.

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  • Tanya Pesek, Owner


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  • Darrell Meggs,
    General Manager
    (318) 255-2590

    Raised in Monroe, he started in the business at age 22 and moved up in the industry from salesperson to finance manager and now General Manager.  He has been with this company since 2015.  Married with 3 beautiful daughters.  He looks forward to continuing to serve all your automotive needs in Ruston, South Arkansas and all of North East Louisiana.

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  • Karen Knox,
    Office Manager
    (318) 255-2590

    I was born in Calhoun, La.  I have been in the automotive industry for over 17 years and at Jim Taylor Ford Lincoln (previously Ruston Ford) for 15 years working from title clerk to finance and now office manager. I am blessed to work for a company who not only takes care of its employees and treats them as family, but also loves to give back to their community in so many different ways.  I have a wonderful supportive husband, great son and grandson.  I love living in Lincoln Parish as it is a truly loving and giving community.

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  • Vince Dispenza, Service Manager


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  • Steve Simmons, Pre-owned Manager
    (318)255-2590


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  • Jeff Blackstock,
    New Car Sales Manager
    (318) 255-2590


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  • Janette Collins,
    Finance Manager
    (318) 255-2590


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  • Jimmy Hartwell, Parts Manager
    (318)255-2590

    I was raised in Dubach where I graduated high school and from there went to an automotive school and returned to Ruston, La.  I received a position with Joe Mallard Ford which was changed to Ruston Ford and is now Jim Taylor Ford. I have been selling parts for over 25 years now.

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  • Shelley Bedenbender, BDC Manager
    (318)255-2590


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  • Glenn Buggs, Detail Manager


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  • Ken Brobst, Body Shop Manager
    (318)255-7244


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  • Shelby Blackstock, Title Clerk

    am from Quitman, La.  After graduating from Louisiana Tech University in 2013, I began working at Jim Taylor Ford.  I am happy to be a part of a company that supports many local charities.

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  • Julie Perry, Customer Care Specialist

    I started at Jim Taylor Ford in 2017.  I grew up in Concordia and Catahoula Parish.  I have been in the automotive industry since 1994.  I moved to Farmerville, La in 2017 from Brookhaven, Ms.

    I have been married to my wonderful husband Gerald Perry since 1996.  I am a happy mother of 3 dogs, Molly, Nola, and Pirogue and 3 cats, Mardis Gras, Praline and Sassy.

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  • Larry Gipson, Sales Associate
    (318) 255-2590

    I have been in sales at Jim Taylor Ford Lincoln since March of 2014.  I am a father of two adult daughters and a son.  My work experience includes media sales, property management and on air radio announcer for athletic events. In addition to my current position I am also the public address announcer for Grambling State University basketball teams and Lincoln Prep athletic events.  As a native of Lincoln parish, I love the people of region and getting to welcome them as clients for life.

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  • Darren Collie, Sales Associate
    (318) 255-2590

    I was born in Winnsboro, La.  After graduating La Tech moved to Ruston. I started in the automotive industry in 2013 and have worked in sales and finance.  I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife Blake and twin sons Carter and Camden.

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  • Scott Winstead, Sales Associate
    (318) 255-2590

    I was born in Canton, MS and lived in Starkville until I was 3 and moved to Ruston where I still live today.  I attended Ruston High and La Tech.  My lovely wife April is a teacher at Ruston High.  My daughter Chloe Mae attends Ruston High and my oldest daughter Morgan attends La Tech.  I have been in sales since June of 2009.  I love this community and enjoy being a part of it.

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  • Ethan Rushing, Sales Associate
    (318) 255-2590

    I am from Downsville, La.  I have been in the automotive business since 2014.  I have been showing cutting horses my entire life, I also enjoy hunting and fishing in my spare time.

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  • Will Stockton, Sales Associate

    I grew up in Kentucky and Tennessee.  After graduating high school I went straight in to the Marines where I saw combat in Iraq.  I have the most beautiful daughter.  I have been in the automotive sales industry since 2016.

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  • Ryan Erxleben, Sales Associate

    I grew up in Austin, Texas. I played football on two state championship teams at Lake Travis High School.  I was fortunate enough to be a starting punter for 4 years at Texas Tech where I received a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sport Sciences.  The Lord led me to Ruston and has had me living here since March of 2017.

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  • Chad Spencer, Sales Associate

    I am a graduate of Grambling State University with a degree in marketing. I have been in the automotive industry for 10 years.  I am from Ruston, La.  I'm looking forward to assisting you in your next vehicle purchase.

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  • Chris Willis, Sales Associate


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  • Sheryl Eagle,
    Service Writer
    (318) 255-2590


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  • Mike Ward, Assistant Service Advisor


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  • Danny Jarmon, Parts


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  • John Orjias, Parts

    I am from Shreveport, La.  I have been at Jim Taylor Ford as parts assistant since 2015.  I coach gymnastics at Paradigm and have since 2014.  I also attended La Tech.

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  • Kyna Stewart, Receptionist


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