Alfred Channell

Amherst MA

Hey! So the name "Alfred" sounds like it came out of the industrial revolution, was forgotten for a while, and somehow ended up on my birth certificate, which is why I go by A.J.. I'm from Plympton Massachusetts, but for the past few years I have lived on Martha's Vineyard. Super awesome. I'm a student at UMass Amherst, I'm 21 years old and I really enjoy selling and entertaining. I started doing door-to-door sales when I was 14 years old for a custodial supply company, I was fairly successful, but had no idea what I was doing. Still I learned a lot. I continued to do sales for Banner Systems while I attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood Massachusetts. Eventually I graduated and ended up at UMass. I then started working for UMass transit, made some connections in what I call the transit mafia, and eventually moved out to Martha's Vineyard to drive buses for the Vineyard Transit Authority. Yes there is a lot of traffic on Martha’s Vineyard. Once I knew my way around the island I finagled my way into a job working for Vineyard Sightseeing, which is where I work every summer now. I'm a tour guide, and bus driver, giving random groups of happy tourists two and a half hour tours from Edgartown to Aquinnah. I love it! Recently I started working for Bertera Chevrolet in Palmer Mass. I love it even more! But I have found that working at Bertera is different in comparison to tours on Martha's Vineyard, I mean people don't really like car salesman, but generally people like goofy tour guides! I want to change that. I have been working with a colleague and we have designed a way to prove ourselves before people even step foot in the dealership. Social networking helps us accomplish our main goals, which are being transparent, real people, and connecting with those who are interested in our service. Once people realize you are not a sleazy car salesman who lives by Alec Baldwin's Glen Garry Ross speech, it is a lot easier to build relationships.

  • Work
    • Bertera Chevrolet
  • Education
    • Umass Amherst