Meet the Staff of Credit Union Auto Buying Service

Bryan Barnes - -

720-291-0227   Bryan@cuabsi.com

Bryan has 15 years of experience assisting customers with their vehicle purchases. Operating with only the highest integrity, he enjoys matching clients to their perfect car. Many customers are return clients who continue to come back year after year as their vehicle needs change. Bryan is a Colorado native. When not selling cars, Bryan loves to ride his Harley, travel and spend time with his wife, 2 sons and 3 Chihuahuas.

Jim Kjellsen - Metro Area Consultant

303-261-6721   Jim@cuabsi.com

Born in the small town of Brookings S.D., Jim was destined to be in the automobile business. His parents owned and operated the local Chevrolet Cadillac dealership that was in the Kjellsen family for over 50 years. Jim has worked in most every area of the business at one time or another including sales, service, and parts. Jim’s goal in the business today is to have each and every customer so happy with his or her “no Hassle” experience, that they are proud to recommend him to both family and friends.

Gordon Pape - Sales Consultant

303-898-1608   Gordon@gmail.com

Gordon has been serving in the auto industry for ten years. Prior to that Gordon spend 35 years managing sales and marketing departments in the package foods industry. Originally from St. Louis MO. Gordon came to Denver on a company transfer. Outside of work, Gordon enjoys golfing and deep see fishing.

Richard Foreman - Colorado Springs

719-491-7370   Richard@cuabsi.com

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Richard Foreman. I have been an automotive consultant for the past 13 years with Air Academy Federal Credit Union. Prior to joining AAFCU, I have over 15 years in sales and consulting. The pride and integrity along with strong Christian values have allowed me the opportunity to achieve the highest standards with all my clients. Because of this, my reputation has provided numerous repeat customers as well as referrals who appreciate my relaxed as well as professional attitude when making use of all the services we provide. I enjoy my job tremendously and look forward to my continuing success with assisting future clients here at AAFCU. My family and friends and loyal companion, Bernard-an afghan hound, are wonderful blessings in my life. I am a die-hard Washington Redskins fan. Also being from Oklahoma, I am a Sooners fan as well.

Karen Wilson - Credit Union Consultant

303-591-6995   Karen@cuabsi.com

Karen has been working with credit union members since she began as an auto buying and leasing consultant with the Colorado Credit Union League Carfacts/CU Leasing program in 1993. In 1999 the Colorado Credit Union League merged their program with the Burt Automotive Group and the program was renamed CU Aadvantage Automotive. Working in sales and marketing, Karen was with the program until 2007 when the program disseminated. After a short tenure with Charlie Brown and Co., she then joined Bryan Barnes, a former CU Aadvantage colleague, at Credit Union Auto Buying Service in 2009, embracing the credit unions’ philosophy of “people helping people”. “Working with members is very rewarding. Excellent pricing and a high level of service creates a long term business relationship and mutual respect.” Originally from Illinois, Karen moved to Colorado with her husband, two young sons, and the family golden retriever in 1988. Karen spends her time outside of work gardening, reading, walking the newest golden retriever, and treasures the time she spends with her grandson, who simply “melts her heart”.