Board of Directors’ Bios

The Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club currently has a seven member Board of Directors for the 2023 year. A notification was placed on the forum in December 2022, inviting members to volunteer to be candidates for the 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Board of Directors Bios below.


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 2023! 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 2023. 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 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. My 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 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, who is also a Club Member and former owner of several LH cars. In 2023 we will welcome our first child, who I will be sure to teach about the greatness of the LH car!

I look forward to another great year of serving the Club and its Members and helping to move the Club forward in 2023!

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 2023. Processing New Member Packets and welcoming members is a rewarding experience.

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 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. It is fast approaching 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 the second M delivered at our wedding by a fellow club member! In July 2017 we added a third M to our fleet which is 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 is my unicorn and rounds out our M collection at four.

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!


John Smith

This will be my seventh year on the BOD and eighth year in the club. I have owned two first gen Intrepids, three second gen Intrepids, and six 300m Specials. When I first came to the club, I had two 2003 Intrepid SXT. A few months later, I also picked up my first 2004 300m Special with a good body, but the motor had a spun bearing. Having built many engines and done many transplants over the years, including a new engine in one of the Intrepids, I was up for the challenge. Fact of the matter is that I still haven’t installed the rebuilt engine and I had to part out and let the car go. In 2016, I bought my second 300m Special from a club member who was selling it. In 2017 after arriving home from Carlisle, I purchase a my Graphite 2004 Special. In 2018 after returning home from Carlisle, I bought another 300m Special. Unfortunately, in 2019 I was forced to reduce my number of vehicles due to condo association rules. I sold the 2002 DSB Special and my 2004 Silver Special to club members and junked one of the Intrepids. I’m currently at three 300m Specials which I try to store two most of the time when there is salt on the roads and the one that my wife daily drives. Two years ago, I passed my original Intrepid (very much a daily driver utility vehicle) which I have had since it was new to my son. I am well entrenched in LH cars and thus the club at this point. It is my pleasure to give back for all of the insight and advice that I have received!

I live in Libertyville, IL, which is a northwest suburb of Chicago. I have been married to the same great woman, Cindy, for 46 years. We have three grown children and four grandchildren. Many have met my grandson Kyle as he is a regular with me at the Carlisle meet each year. I am a retired real estate broker. Prior to that I had a long and successful career as a Regional Service Director for a major worldwide high-speed printer company. My passion has always been working on my cars and helping others fix theirs as well. I am very active on both the forum and the club Facebook page, always willing to help anyone and anywhere possible. On the side, I am a junkyard junkie and have accumulated many parts for the LH cars. If you need a part, odds are good that I either have it or can easily acquire it. Over the next year, I look forward to meeting and/or helping many of you, renewing old friendships, and moving the club in a forward direction.

Michael Taylor

I am honored to join the Board of Directors for my first year! 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 DSB Special shortly after which unfortunately was designated as a parts car after realizing it was a bit too far gone to be worth repairs)!

I live about an hour west of Washington DC in the small town of Leesburg, VA; Working full time as a Service Technician at a Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealer service department working on new and old Chrysler products. It’s nice driving brand new vehicles with less than 100 miles frequently, but there’s always more excitement when an LH Body car finds itself in my service bay!

I look forward to my first 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 coming to us (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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