Hello, my name is Nathan Kolk.
I recently married my beautiful wife Maari and am just beginning my journey as a Subaru Sales Consultant. On the Me, You, and Subaru blog, I will be documenting my journey, what I learn along the way, and provide resources for people interested in Subarus or those just shopping for a new car.
I want to start things off with a little bit about myself, so you will be excited to engage and feel comfortable asking any questions and sharing about yourself!
Almost two years ago I left for two months on a road trip in my 2015 Subaru Crosstrek. This took me 13,000 miles around the perimeter of the country. I visited 33 states and 13 National Parks simply because I had recently graduated, loved the outdoors and knew it was a chance of a lifetime to get out and experience the world without anything tying me down.
Before I left on my trip, I introduced myself to Matt Heath, the Internet Sales Manager, at Parkway Subaru to share the details of my trip. I also wanted to see what I could do to connect with him and promote the Subaru brand because I knew my Subaru would be an integral part of my adventure. We did not have any kind of formal partnership, but it was the beginning of a great relationship.
On the last day of my trip, Matt reached out to me to ask if I was interested in interviewing for their Internet Sales Department. Parkway Subaru was hiring, and he thought I would be a good fit. I was hesitant at first to get into the car industry, especially after having a bad experience at a previous sales job. Matt helped me to see that selling something you believe in and care about to people who also care is fulfilling and provides a lot of opportunity.
In August of 2016, I started in the Internet Sales department and learned a ton right away. In May of 2017, I had the opportunity to become the Subaru Love Encore Delivery Specialist where I would help new Subaru owners learn to use the advanced technology in their car which helped me learn an incredible amount about Subarus. This experience led me to sell Subarus myself starting back in December 2017.
While I never thought I would be a car salesman, Matt and Parkway Subaru have shown me that is not the case. Now I hope to help as many people as possible develop the same passion I do for Subaru.
Part of this blog and my website, Me, You, and Subaru, will be to provide information about Subaru and the purchasing tools, but I also want to provide a way for people to join me in this new adventure at Parkway Subaru in Wilmington.