Columbanus Motor Sports | Orange, TX | Texas's Premier Powersports Dealership | Featuring New & Pre-Owned UTVs, Motorcycles, ATVs & Power Equipment as well as Parts, Service and Financing
New Owners, New Experience

Meet the Team

Management

Mark Frey

General Manager/COO

Sales

Dennis Sparks

Sales Manager

Dennis Sparks is our Sales Manager. He was born in Orange, lived in Vinton throughout his childhood, and is now back home in Orange. The people closest to Dennis include his wife, his son and daughter-in-law, and his granddaughter. His favorite thing is to spend time with his new granddaughter as often as he can. His hobbies include riding dirt bikes and golfing. Dennis says that anything he chooses to do, he makes fun and enjoyable. When asked about his dreams, he says he is “living it”.

Keeton Allen

Sales Team

Keeton Allen is part of our sales team. He has lived in Southeast Texas his whole life and graduated from PN-G. The people closest to him are his mom and his 3 younger brothers. He also has two dogs, “Honey” and “Axl”. Keeton’s hobbies include, hanging out with his friends, fishing, and anything to do with trucks, side-by-sides, and four wheelers.

Russell Huff

Sales Team

Russell Huff is part of our Sales Team. He has lived in Southeast Texas his whole life. The people closest to him include his wife and three children. Russell’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with his family. He also really enjoys shooting pool, fishing, and hunting.

James Lawson

Sales Team

James Lawson is part of our Sales Team. He has lived in Orange County his whole life with the exclusion of his time served in the military. James has two kids that are his pride and joy. He enjoys vacationing at the beach and lake and taking his kids on family trips. His other hobbies include riding motorcycles, surfing, fishing, and trail riding.

Finance

Heather Blackwell

Finance Admin

Heather Blackwell is our finance assistant. She has lived in Southeast Texas for 26 years, has three daughters, three granddaughters, one cat, and four dogs. Heather’s favorite thing is being at the beach! When she’s not at the beach she loves spending time with her granddaughters and also gardening.

Outdoor Power

Chad LeMire

Outdoor Power Manager

Chad LeMire is our outdoor power sales and service manager. He services all brands of small engines and outdoor power equipment. Chad has lived in Southeast Texas his whole life. He is married, has 2 sons, 1 daughter, and a cat named Jellybean. His hobbies include spending time with family, working on antique chainsaws and equipment, and outdoor cooking. He enjoys working on anything small engine, especially if it is vintage. He is certified in Echo, Kohler, Spartan, eXmark, Kawasaki, Briggs, Generac, Honda, and hydraulics. Chad has 29 years of experience.

Hector Vela

Service Technician

Hector Vela is a technician in our Outdoor Power Equipment Department. He has lived in Orange for 27 years, and has 2 sons, one daughter, and a dog named “Cookie”. Hector’s favorite thing to do is to go fishing! When he’s not fishing, he spends his free time repairing things and building things. He also enjoys working on small engines, wood working, and welding art.

Denise Smith

Parts/Counter Sales

Denise Smith is our Parts/Counter Salesperson for our Outdoor Power Department. She is very knowledgeable with 8 years of experience. She has lived in Southeast Texas for 24 years. Denise’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family, which includes her husband and four children. Her hobbies include going to the river on the boat, fishing, riding on their sxs, and just simply spending time outdoors.

Parts and Accessories

Sarah Wood

Parts & Inventory Manager

Sarah Wood is our Parts and Accessories Manager. She is certified for parts and accessories in: Honda, Indian, and Triumph. She has lived in Southeast Texas for 15 years with her husband, 4 sons, and their iguana named “Dill”. Sarah’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with family and to travel. Her other hobbies include reading books, watching movies, cleaning/organizing, and gardening. Her dream is to one day travel the country with her husband on their motorcycle.

Jeremy Bush

Parts Counter Sales

Jeremy Bush is our Parts and Accessories Assistant Manager. He has lived in Orange his whole life and graduated from Orangefield High School. He is currently attending college classes at LSCO to one day become a process operator in the plants. The people closest to Jeremy include his dad, Barrett, his little sister, Myia, his Uncle Donnie, and his dog, “Lexi”. Jeremy’s favorite thing is racecars! His dream is to one day be like Stevie “Fast” Jackson! His other hobbies include watching and riding dirt bikes and riding four wheelers. He can also work on his cars and motorcycles himself. He is certified in Honda, Indian, and Triumph.

Bryan Jones

Parts Counter Sales

Bryan Jones is our Outdoor Power Sales and Service Associate. He has lived in Orange for 7 years with his wife, Kylie. Bryan’s favorite thing is to spend time with his family. He also enjoys traveling, working on cars, mowing the lawn, carpentry, and wood working.

Mary Van Huis

Parts

Mary Van Huis works in our parts and accessories department. She is certified in Indian Parts & Accessories. She has lived in Orange for 30 years with her husband and their two sons. They also have two dogs, “Barley” and “Scotch”. Her favorite thing to do is to spend time with family. Her other hobbies include, cooking, jigsaw puzzles, and riding on the 4-wheeler with her boys.

Administration

Keli Borel

Office Manager

Keli Borel is our office manager. She was born in Orange and raised in Houston. She has since moved back to the Golden Triangle twice and this time she is here to stay. The people closest to Keli include her husband, their 2 sons, “Austin and Joshua”, (along with both of their lovely partners), and her awesome 5-year-old grandson! Keli’s most favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family. Her other hobbies include reading, working in the yard, and camping.

Jennifer McConnell

Marketing & Administration Assistant

Jennifer McConnell works in our admin department and takes care of all our marketing. She has lived in Orange for 12 years. She has been married for 18 years, and has a teenage daughter, 3 grown stepchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and one on the way. Her husband has a dog named “Max” and her daughter had 2 cats named “Mr. Molly” and “Norma”. Jennifer, being a full-time mom and employee, is too busy for pets she says. Jennifer’s favorite thing to do is to watch her daughter play varsity soccer as a freshman in high school, and watch her grandson play Little League Soccer. She also loves to be left alone to read her books.

Allison Hennigan

Administration

While you may recognize her from our sales team, Allison Hennigan is now part of our admin department. She has lived in Orange her whole life and graduated from LC-M High School. She has 5 sisters, 4 brothers, 10 nephews, and 3 nieces. Allison’s favorite thing is to spend time with her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend at the dirt track races and watching him race. Her other hobbies include sewing, being crafty, building things, mud riding, and anything outdoors.

Laina Sparks

Receptionist

Laina Sparks is our front desk receptionist. She has lived in Orange her whole life with her parents and younger brother. She has three cats and two dogs. Laina’s favorite thing to do is draw and paint! She also enjoys trail riding on her bicycle, weightlifting, fishing, and golfing.

Service

Ralph Henning

Shop Foreman

Ralph Henning is our service shop foreman. He has lived in Orange for 27 years. Ralph is married and has 2 daughters, 1 granddaughter, 2 cats named Andy Warhol and Itty Bitty. His hobbies include jet ski racing, motocross, fishing, restoring motorcycles and jet skis and cooking. Ralph works on anything and everything. Ralph is certified in Indian (Gold), Triumph, Honda, Yamaha (Gold), Suzuki (Gold), Vanderhall and California side car building. He has 32 years’ experience.

Kris Pennington

Service Manager

Kris Pennington is our Service Advisor. She has lived in Orange for 7 years. Kris is married with 1 son and 1 daughter. She has 3 dogs and 4 cats. Kris’s hobbies include farm life, working on mechanical things, going to the lake and camping. She enjoys working on trucks and backyard projects. Kris is certified in Honda, Triumph and Indian, warranty and service.

Keenan Smith

Technician

Keenan Smith is one of our technicians. He has lived in Orange his whole life. His hobbies include working on antique cars, motorcycles, carpentry work and traveling. Keenan is certified in Yamaha (Silver), Indian (Gold), and Honda. He has 22 years’ experience.

Jacob Harris

Technician

Jacob Harris is one of our service technicians. He has lived in Orange his whole live. He is married and has a cat and a hedgehog. His parents have had a muffler shop in Vidor for 26 years. Jacob loves racing and spending time with his family. His hobbies include racing his sprint car and watching others race theirs as well. Jacob works on motorcycles, ATV’s, scooters, UTV’s both mechanical and electrical. Jacob is certified in Honda, Triumph, and Indian. He has 13 years’ experience.

David Graham

Technician

David Graham is one of our service technicians. He has lived in Southeast Texas for 6 years. He has a wife, 4 children, 1 grandchild, and an iguana named “Dill”. David’s favorite thing is his car and his motorcycle. His hobbies include detailing his bike, gardening, building things, and doing anything that involves working with his hands. He can work on mowers, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, scooters, dirt bikes, cars and trailers. This includes installing any kind of accessories as well. With over 40 years of mechanical experience, David is certified in Honda, Indian, Triumph, Polaris, Kawasaki, Gravely, eXmark, Ferris and John Deere.

John Allen

Technician

John Allen is one of our service technicians. He is married and has 1 daughter and 1 son. He also has 3 cats named “Suzuki”, “Ariety”, and “Hanzo”. John’s favorite thing is riding motorcycles. His other hobbies include drone flying, playing video games, and investing in stocks. With 10 years of experience, he is very knowledgeable and can work on anything with an engine. Including but not limited to: dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, trucks, lawn mowers, and motorcycles.

Thomas Cunningham

Technician

Thomas Cunningham is one of our service technicians. He has lived in Orange his whole life. He has experience in working on and servicing motorcycles, four-wheelers, side-by-sides, and Vanderhalls. Thomas’ hobbies include riding motorcycles and working on project cars!

Rick Vela

Porter

Rick Vela is our dealership’s Porter. He has lived in Orange his whole life and graduated from West Orange-Stark High School. The people closest to Rick include his parents, his two siblings, and their dog, “Cookie”. Rick’s favorite thing to do is to have a good time hanging out with his friends. His other hobbies include playing soccer and football, fishing with his dad, working out, and watching TV.