Board of Directors’ Bios

The Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club currently has a seven member Board of Directors for the 2024 year. A notification was placed on the forum in December 2023, inviting members to volunteer to be candidates for the 2024 Board. The seven board members were selected after their qualifications and eligibility was checked. Once the board was elected, those members self-nominated for Officer positions. All four officer positions were filled by members that ran unopposed. Once complete the nominees took their positions in late January.

A short statement from each of the 2024 Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club Board of Directors is listed below as a means to introduce themselves to the membership. Take a moment and read the 2024 Board of Directors Bios below.

Officers


Keith Jarvis – President

I joined the Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club back in 2003 while trying to gain more information about my first 2002 300M Special. I was hooked after my first Carlisle meet when I was greeted as family. I have been active on the Board of Directors for the last eleven years and served as Vice President in 2011. I have held my current role as club President since 2012. I am honored to serve this club again this year as President and look forward to the year that lies ahead.

Cars and one-of-a-kind modifications have always been a passion of mine. I have designed and created a hand full of successful modified cars and really enjoy showing them. Being a part of this club has provided me am appreciation for others who modify and take great pride in their cars. I always look forward to our meets, getting to see everyone, and the new touches that people have put into their cars! I currently own a 2002 Chrysler 300M Special that is completely custom and is a full time show car. My wife and I are also the caretakers of a graphite 2003 Chrysler 300M Special that belonged to a member of the club that passed away in 2020.

Thanks for having me as President again in 2024! It is always a challenge to keep the club moving forward but it is one I am certainly ready to tackle again!

Ryan Severance – Vice President

My name is Ryan Severance and it is my honor and privilege to serve the Club as Vice President in 2024. I have been proud to serve on the Board of Directors since 2016.

My passion for the LH platform began when I bought my first car, a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES, in May, 2005. As I modified my Intrepid, I became heavily involved with the 300M Enthusiasts Club and the former LHForums.net. It was in this Club that I developed friendships with Members who were willing to help me make my Intrepid my own and who remain some of my best friends today. That 2002 Intrepid ES remains my prized possession and show car.

As daily drivers, I have owned a 2001 Intrepid SE, a 2001 Concorde LXi, a 2002 300M Pro Am, and a 2004 300M Special. My current daily driver is another 2004 Chrysler 300M Special purchased in 2020 from a former Club Member. Each of these LH cars has been modified in some way to reflect my personality and with the gracious help of my friends from this Club.

I work in the Boston area as a real estate attorney and reside in Norwood, MA with my wife, Ashley, a Club Member and former owner of several LH cars, and our daughter, Addison – who already has a Club onesie!

I look forward to another great year of serving the Club and its Members and helping to move the Club forward in 2024!

Robert Day – Secretary

I have been a member since 2002 and proudly served this Club since 2007 in various positions on the BOD. I have served as Secretary, Vice President and President of this organization and am returning as Secretary for 2024 for the fourth year. Processing New Member Packets and welcoming members is a rewarding experience.

I also serve as Fotki Captain maintaining the club photo storage, a member benefit.

My wife Darlene is also a supporting member of the club attending and assisting in meet activities. We have a son and daughter along with 5 grandchildren. With our family still in NJ we make a few long distance drives each year. Nothing is better then a 300M for a highway cruiser. The slogan of “Drive=Love” still rings true for this 21 year old car. (Now old enough to use alcohol/ethanol LOL).

I retired from the working world in 2020 and relocated from New Jersey to Myrtle Beach South Carolina to start some new adventures. Although it is not a Chrysler, my Chevy ElCamino project keeps me busy between coats of Zaino on the M. I have recently picked up a part time job at the local car museum where the collection is mainly classic Mopar’s.

I have always, and will continue to support the club in various ways. My mechanical background has been a benefit to the club as a major contributor and moderator of the Knowledgebase. Researching and working on some historical documents and information about both the Club and the car are some of my contributions.

Club Meets are a huge part of our life. Darlene has joined me over the years and we now look forward to attending every meet we can. Since our retirement “South” we have found some additional events that have the potential to turn into annual meets.

I am happy to share my knowledge, abilities, garage, and home with this group, keeping “This Thing of Ours” alive and well as we continue to expand the faMily. My M, known as FIREM is a fixture at meets is the first brand new car I ever bought. Now with over a Quarter Million Miles and I plan to keep it alive forever! Recognized and awarded over the years and I am grateful to be part of this family that appreciates these cars.

As parts are becoming more costly and scarce, and fortunate to have a decent salvage yard near by, I am always on the lookout for good used parts to help members keep their LH cars on the road.

Lindsey Jarvis – Treasurer

I credit my dad with my initial understanding and high tolerance for cars! I grew up observing his passion for driving, nice cars, and owning a specialty auto body store. Not many people know that the smell of a garage is a fond childhood memory for me. Meeting Keith blossomed this interest and introduced me to a wonderful group of people in this club who I now call family.

I enjoy spending days (and nights) working alongside Keith on his show car, M-Pressive, supporting his passion and love of modifying cars, and keeping our fleet in order. Heck, we had an M delivered at our wedding by a fellow club member! In July 2017 we added to our fleet with my daily driver; a 2002 Deep Sapphire Blue 300M Special. After a great loss to our club, with the passing of our dear friend John Benjamin, I am honored to be the next custodian of B SPCL. His 2003 Graphite 300M Special has always been my unicorn.

For more than 10 years now I’ve had the great pleasure helping to plan club meets and always enjoy getting together with this group. You all are literally some of my favorite people! I continue to value the opportunity to give back to the club with my time as Treasurer and look forward to the year ahead.

I am originally from western New York but have lived in Vermont, Australia, Massachusetts, and as of 2021, South Carolina. Keith and I love it here and are very excited to make this our home. I love peanut butter, to travel, being creative, and wish for a teleport machine any opportunity I get!

Directors


Clarence Anthony

I am pleased and honored to be a part of the Board of Directors in 2024. I joined the club back in 2017, after a chance meeting with a club member that lived just a town over from me. I was impressed and shocked that a total stranger that I met on a forum for parts, felt like we knew each other for a lifetime. His passion and love for these cars was overwhelming, enlisting me to participate in my first ever Chrysler Nationals meet in Carlisle PA. I was a little hesitant, since my ride wasn’t show quality. I was told that it didn’t matter, and I would love it. Well, he was right, and I haven’t missed a meeting yet. Thanks Bob.

Stealth M is the name I have given to my 2000 Chrysler 300m. I am the original owner of her, but I should have named her “Mistress” because that’s what my wife calls her due to the amount of time and effort, I spend working on her. From 2016 till now Stealth M has morphed from an everyday driver to semi show car. I guess the combination of black and chrome still draws people to her. I know it does me. I guess my love for Mopar’s began back in 1989 when I bought my first Chrysler product (Against my father’s best wishes. He was always a die-hard Chevy man.) My first Chrysler was a 1989 Dodge Daytona Shelby with the five-speed manual transmission. Unfortunately, I sold her to finance my first home but later was replaced with my second Chrysler, A 1994 Dodge Intrepid ES. As of now I have Stealth M a 2000 Chrysler 300m base, A 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Duramax (Sorry Ram) and my newly acquired 2004 Chrysler 300m Special in silver.

A quick background of myself. I recently retired (July of 2023) after serving my community as a Correctional Police Sergeant with the County of Somerset, New Jersey. Prior to that I was a 911 Dispatcher with a background in EMS/Fire. Before entering the Civil Service, I graduated from Somerset County Vo Tech with a certification as an auto body technician. I worked in that field for 16 years, before leaving for my law enforcement career.

Moving forward, I am excited to be an integrated part of this club leading into the future. If only to pay back what has been given to me by those that have come before.

Michael Taylor

2024 will be my second year on the Board of Directors, and it is still an honor! I have been a club member since April of 2017, about 3 months after I put my 1999 Chrysler 300M on the road! Prior to acquiring my 300M I daily drove (and still own!) a 1995 Dodge Intrepid ES. After my first Carlisle event in 2018, I knew that the club would remain a huge part of my life (I even bought a 2002 Deep Sapphire Blue Special shortly after which unfortunately was relegated to parts car status after realizing it was a bit too far gone for my body work skills)!

2024 will be my second year on the Board of Directors, and it is still an honor! I have been a club member since April of 2017, about 3 months after I put my 1999 Chrysler 300M on the road! Prior to acquiring my 300M I daily drove (and still own!) a 1995 Dodge Intrepid ES. After my first Carlisle event in 2018, I knew that the club would remain a huge part of my life (I even bought a 2002 Deep Sapphire Blue Special shortly after which unfortunately was relegated to parts car status after realizing it was a bit too far gone for my body work skills)!

I look forward to my second year on the board, and many more in the future!

Robert Knapp

I joined the club in May 2009 after my strong desire to get into another LH vehicle (Had two Intrepids in 2004 and 2005, then a 2nd gen W-body Grand Prix before my blue Special) led me to my 300M Special. Since then, as I have gained so much from the club to help me maintain this Special, as well as my Jeep and Durango, I felt compelled to give back more than just the meager annual membership fee by joining the BOD.

Outside of the club, I work as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for my departments continuous-improvement group, for a tier 1 supplier of exterior lighting to most of the automakers. Prior to that, I worked on injection and compression molded interior components for the big three, including Chrysler Group (back before FCA/Stellantis). I’ve been living and working near Detroit since late 2012, grew up in Florida and Jersey, graduated from Stockton College (now a university) and Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway in 2010.

Beyond customizing and showing my M, I also have built a lifted Wrangler for off-road adventure, and we have a Hemi Durango to someday use with a small travel trailer to get out and see the country. Not to mention a somewhat older Ford (heirloom 1929 Model A Tudor!)

Outside of automotive, I find further passion in the art and science of photography. What started as a desire to take nicer photos of my cars has become a very fulfilling hobby of creating creative scenes with all subject matter and learning the art and science behind composition and lighting. Cars, Jeeps, portraits, landscapes, motorsports, etc. are all things I have found that I enjoy capturing.

Feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions about the Club, or if you want to discuss all things automotive, or pick each other’s brains on photography!

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