Welcome WSADA President Shayne Goff
Shayne Goff, Wendle Motors, Spokane, was named 2020/2021 President of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA).
Growing up in Southern Idaho surrounded by corn and sugar beet fields, working in the automotive industry was not at the forefront of a young Shayne Goff’s mind. “I spent all my time outdoors,” he said. “I grew up in a simpler time. There were no cell phones, but I knew I was expected home before the streetlights came on.” As a young boy, Shayne’s primary mode of transportation was his bicycle. “I rode my bike to school, baseball practice, home, and everywhere in between.” By the age of 16 Shayne traded in the bicycle for a 1972 Toyota Celica and his enthusiasm for vehicles blossomed.
Shayne’s nearly three decades with Wendle Motors happened almost by accident. After graduating from the University of Idaho in 1992 he landed in Spokane where he applied for a temporary position at the dealership. “Working at Wendle was supposed to be a transition job until I found something else.” However, Shayne’s appreciation for vehicles and a deep desire to work with others proved to be the perfect formula. “I worked in all facets of the dealership,” Shayne said. “And I learned there is no value you can put on having a quality team of people to work with, learn from, and grow together.”
Shayne, along with wife Kristin, and children Rylee, 22, and Kolby, 20, continue the Goff family legacy of giving. “At the dealership, we focus support on education and youth sports.” They are enthusiastic about the YMCA’s mission in Spokane and serve on the board of directors. The Goff family also supports United Way, Boys and Girls Club of Spokane, 2nd Harvest, Meals on Wheels Spokane, and other charities.
Shayne is active in WSADA, serving on numerous committees and is a dedicated member of the Grassroots Program. Shayne and Kristin were recognized with the coveted Grassroots Ambassador Award in 2016. “From delivering PAC checks, hosting grassroots meetings at the dealership, or attending Dealership Day, Shayne does it all,” said WSADA Executive Vice President Vicki Giles Fabré. “His grassroots efforts are why he has such strong relationships with Spokane-area legislators, and I look forward to him bringing that same enthusiasm as WSADA President.”
Shayne is passionate about the auto industry and has made it his top priority to help other dealers survive and thrive
in the “new normal”. “I am committed to working with the Association to provide the support dealers need most and anticipate trials as well as successes. It’s an honor to serve as President and I look forward to the year ahead.”