Meet Our Team

Steve Funk

Steve’s love for the business extends over 35 years. He is the founder, past President and owner of Columbus Auto Resale Inc, which he started in 1988. He has been married over 36 years, has two wonderful children Lea and Cody and 3 fantastic grandchildren. His past time is all about family, friends and golf.

“The Secret to Living is Giving”

Denny Gray

Denny loves life and makes car buying a fun experience, you’ll know that from the minute you meet him. Denny’s commitment to our company and all his customers goes beyond words that can be explained.

Denny has 5 fantastic children and 10 grandchildren. In his off time he loves spending time with family, golfing and tinkering around the house.

Denny will make you feel just like family, give him a call today.

Marci Drake

Lauren Bowden Thomas

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Lauren brings over 25 years of automotive experience to the Funky’s team, most recently as the president of Bowden Motors, Inc., of Bellefontaine. She loves being around cars and happy customers. Lauren enjoys running, cooking, hunting, traveling, and spending time with her husband Dave and two rescue cats.

Cody Funk

Wholesale Broker
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Cody loves helping people. He can’t wait to find you the vehicle you want. Cody has a passion for cars, sports and coaching and spending time with his nephews. Give him a call, he’d love to help you.

Shari Maxson


Shari has a wonderful son Lonnie and six wonderful grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and when she walks in the door has a smile that will warm your heart. Shes very active in her church and loves helping people.