Staff


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Management

Jesse Beekman
Used Car Sales Manager
(515) 576-7505

Jesse has been with the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team since June 2006. He has an accounting degree from Iowa Central Community College. Jesse is married to Heather Beekman and together they have three sons. The family also has a Miniature Schnauzer named Baxter. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys playing with his children, watching Kung-Fu movies, racing RC cars, visiting zoos and museums, and reading. He also loves technology and most sports. The Ford Explorer is Jesse's favorite car on the lot because of its versatility, fuel economy, and styling.

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Charles Derrig
New Car Sales Manager
(515) 576-7505

Charles has been with the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team since March 2014. When he is not at work, he enjoys running and watching sports. The Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited is his favorite vehicle on the lot because of all the options it has to offer along with the luxury feel and drive.

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Tracy Ernst
Desking Manager
(515) 576-7505

Tracy has been with the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since October 2004 and is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College. Tracy has been in the car business for 24 years and previously owned Archer Audio and Video Appliances for 10 years. Tracy is married to Barbara Ernst. Tracy's daughter, Kamela, lives in Fort Dodge with her husband Dan Irvin and has two boys, Owen and Trace. His step-son Kevin Johnson lives in Carsile, Iowa and has two daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. In his free time, he loves being a guitarist with two acoustic acts, Scotty Roxtar Unplugged and The Beaver Creek Trio. When Tracy is not at the dealership or playing the guitar, he also enjoys golfing and playing pool. Although Tracy has always been a sport's car fan, his favorite new car on the lot is the Explorer Sport because it has all the sporty features he likes in a car. Tracy enjoys life and is always positive!

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Sales

Steve Powell
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Steve has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since 1992. He is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High. He is married to Jill Powell and they have one daughter, Ryann, and one son, Peyton. The family also has an adorable Morkie named Mia. When Steve is not at work he enjoys golfing, playing cards, traveling and watching football, especially his favorite team, the Oakland Raiders. The Ford F-150 is Steve's favorite new vehicle on the lot because it is "the best!"

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Blaine Lensch
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Blaine joined our team in 1999 and has been a valued member of our team ever since. Before joining the automotive industry, Blaine was in restaurant manage and food sales. Blaine is married to Cathi and has 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. In his free time, you can time Blaine refinishing and re-purposing furniture. His favorite car on the lot is the Lincoln MKX because of the sleek design, luxurious comfort and advanced technology.

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Wyman Kjolsing
Retail, Commercial & Fleet Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Wyman has been with our team since 1996 and in the automotive industry since 1991. Before joining the automotive field, he graduated from Illinois State University. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 45 years and have two children. Their daughter, Krista, is married to Ryan Dunn and they have 3 children, Kaitlyn, Andrew (A.J.) and Patrick. They reside in Ankeny. Their son Nathan and his wife Amy live in Columbia, South Carolina. Outside of work, Wyman enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Corolla because it is a great value.

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Terry Miller
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Terry has been with our team since 2006. He has a background in golf and was a member of the PGA of America for 20 years. He and his wife, Anna, have 2 children, Adam and Elise. When Terry is not at work he enjoys painting, golfing and fishing. Terry's favorite vehicle on the lot is the Lincoln MKZ because of it's fantastic, luxurious ride.

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Nick Ehrhardt
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Nick has been with our team since July 2015. He earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology and a Business Certificate from Des Moines Area Community College. Nick has two daughters and two dogs. Nick has many hobbies he enjoys, preeminently playing and listening to music. He likes playing bass guitar, working on and collecting guitars and playing with his band, Riddled With Class. In addition to his love for music, he also takes a particular interest in cars and enjoys meeting and getting to know new people. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the new Ford F-150 Platinum because of its sleek interior and the power and versatility to meet all your needs.

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Adam Olson
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Adam joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Sales Team in September 2017. He has an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts. Is work experience includes sales, counselor, maintenance and welding. Adam is married to Kirsten and together they have a daughter, Scarlett, who is 2 years old.  Their household also includes 2 cats and two dogs; a boxer and a german shepherd. When not working Adam's hobbies include golf, disc golf, darts, camping and swimming. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the F-150 pickup.  He loves trucks, especially the red F-150.

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Nicklaus Pearl
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Nick is a self-described "Jack of All Trades." He joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in April of 2018. He has a 13 year old daughter whose name is Elsa Mae Simonson. They have two "big" female dogs Jade & Diamond Rose and two female cats Blizzard & Lexus. When not at work Nick enjoys lots of activities with his daughter including fishing, photography, bowling, paint balling, drawing, reading. Elsa and Nick are huge animal/reptile lovers. They study them all the time "Knowledge is Power!" Nick's favorite vehicle… anything Toyota!

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Dimitry Younger
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Dimitry joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August, 2017. He has experience detailing semis and took a collision repair course for two years. When not at work Dimitry enjoys playing guitar and piano. He also enjoys playing video games and working on his cars. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the 2017 Lincoln Continental; he considers it a "beautiful house on wheels." Dimitry considers himself a perfectionist and takes serious pride in his work.

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Beth Bates
Sales Consultant


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Internet

Reinhold Cuellar
Internet Sales Manager
(515) 574-3571

Rhino has been with the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team since 2015. Married to Erin Cuellar and expecting their first child early in 2019. In his spare time (which is rare) Rhino enjoys bungee jumping, sky diving, swimming with sharks, fire walking....in all seriousness, reading and spending time with his dog Nica. Originally from Managua Nicaragua, Rhino is fluent in Espanol and English. His favorite car is a RAV4 as it is an ideal family SUV.

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Belinda Jones
Inventory BDC Consultant
(515) 576-7505


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Finance

Sidney McField
Finance Manager
(515) 576-7505

Sidney has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since 2013. Sidney is a multi-talented person. He is a Teacher, Coach, Radio Announcer, Musician, and an Interpreter. He taught for over 10 years in Nicaragua, English as a second language. He  has been a radio announcer in his country since 1998 and he is currently one of the coaches for Fort Dodge Senior High Varsity Girls Soccer Program.  Sidney also studied Psychology in Nicaragua. Outside of work, he also enjoys playing the guitar, watching sunsets, meditating, reading, and having good coffee conversations.  Sidney believes that smiling is a must along with a positive attitude and enjoys hitting the road and driving for hours.

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Crystal Frank
Finance Manager
(515) 576-7505

Crystal joined the Fort Dodge Ford family in November 2017. Her experience includes managing the family auto repair shop and working as a personal banker. She has one daughter, Briley and one son Parker. The family also includes their cat Aggie. When not working Crystal enjoys watching her son race motocross and watching her daughter dance.

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Barb Michaels
Finance Administrator
(515) 576-7505

Barb joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in April 2017. She has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership and served as the CEO of Lakota Girl Scout Council for 20 years, Brushy Creek Chapter of the American Red Cross for 4 years and Fort Dodge Housing Agency for 4 years. Barb is also currently leading the Fort Dodge Meals on Wheels Program. Barb is originally from Philadelphia but moved to Fort Dodge almost 30 years ago. She is single and has no children but has two wonderful nieces Tina and Angela Acuna and one talented nephew Thomas Michaels all in Philadelphia. Barb also has three "timeshare cats" Magic, Carmel & Sassy. Barb is actively involved in the community. She is the Co-Chair of the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash and organizer of the Fighting Angels Abreast Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team. Barb's favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Highlander. "I drive one now and love it. It is a great crossover vehicle, rides nice and looks great!"

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Administration

Matt Johnson
General Manager


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Abigail Johnson
Digital Relations Manager


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Casey Johnson
Owner


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Deb Johnson
Owner


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Office

Melissa Hanson
Office Manager
(515) 576-7505

Melissa has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since June 2011. She has a degree in Business from the University of Northern Iowa. When she is not at the dealership, she enjoys spending time with her friends and their children. Melissa's favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Toyota 4Runner because it is luxurious and perfect in size.

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Nancy Lombard
Controller
(515) 576-7505

Nancy has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for 14 years. She has a Mechanical Drafting Degree from Iowa Central Community College and over 20 years of bookkeeping experience. Nancy is married to Gary Lombard. She has three children, Kyle, Nick, and Katie, and 2 grandchildren, Weslee, who is 6 years old and Milynn, who is 3 years old. She also has three dogs, Peanut, Tickles, and Maggie. When Nancy is not at work, she enjoys camping, riding motorcycles, cooking, canning, Crossfit, and anything involving her grandchildren. The Ford Escape is her favorite vehicle on the lot because that is what she drives!

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Annette Werner
Title Clerk
(515) 576-7505

Annette has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for since June 2002. She attended the Secretarial Program at Iowa Central Community College. Annette is married to her wonderful husband, David. She has one son, Daniel, two grandsons, Cooper and Grayson. Her family is also comprised of one dog named BooBoo Bear. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels and spending as much time with her grandsons as she can. The Ford Explorer is Annette's favorite new vehicle on our lot because of their sleek look.

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Jan Wendland
Cashier / Accounts Rec.
(515) 576-7505

Jan has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since July 2003 and has worked with the public her entire working career. Jan has a daughter, Kylie, and two sons Carl and Alexander (A.J.). She also has a pet cat named Charlie. Outside of work, Jan enjoys spending time with family, gardening, yard landscaping, and reading. The Toyota Highlander is Jan's favorite new vehicle on the lot because of its beautiful exterior.

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Jeni Perry
Receptionist
(515) 576-7505

Jennifer has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since November 2013 and had over 10 years experience as an administrative assistant and receptionist before joining our team. She and her husband Mike have a daughter named Mya Rose. Mya is Daddy's little angel and Mommy's sidekick and shopping pal! The family has two Boston Terriers, Lucy, and Khloe, which they refer to as the "Lee Sisters" standing for ugly and homely, but all jokes aside, the family loves them dearly. When Jennifer is not at work, she enjoys camping with family and friends, motorcycle riding, and spending time with her husband and daughter. Jennifer enjoys working with the public and says "it's always nice to meet a new smiling face!" The Toyota 4Runner is her favorite new vehicle on the lot.

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Laura Jacobson
Cashier

Laura has been with our team since December 2013. Laura is a lifelong resident of Fort Dodge a graduate from Fort Dodge Senior High and Iowa Central Community College. She also earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Iowa State University. She works full time at the Webster County Clerk of Court. Her husband's name is Eddy and together they have two children, Shelby and Jared and two dogs, Baxter and Jiggs. Her children have also continued the Jacobson family tradition of competitive bowling, which she enjoys watching. She is so thankful the Johnson family had the forward thinking to build the dealership in the current location. She believes it began the 5th Avenue South improvements you see today. Laura's favorite vehicle on the lot is the new Ford Taurus.

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Lindsay Huffman
Vehicle Photographer

Lindsay joined our team in December 2014 as our Vehicle Photographer. She has a background in Cosmetology. She studied at North Iowa Community College and earned a degree Faust Institute of Cosmetology in Storm Lake. Her husband's name is Josh and together they have a daughter, Liberty and a son, Logan and two dogs named Frasier and Cooper. Their family is very active and the kids are involved in a variety of activities. Their family enjoys outdoor activities, including camping. Lindsay has a passion for photography and is a member of the Fort Dodge Camera Club and also takes pictures for the Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. Lindsay's favorite vehicle on the lot is the new Ford F-150 Platinum because she loves its comfort and how smoothly it rides. She also loves the extra features including the massage seats and double moonroof.

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Julie Loehr
Hostess


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Service

Jill Mishcke
Service Manager
(515) 576-6115

Jill has been with the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team since August 2001. Jill has been working for a Ford dealer since 1997. She worked as an Automotive Sales Consultant before becoming our Warranty Administrator. Promoted to Service Manager 2018. Jill is married to her wonderful husband, Rob Mischke. She has three sons: Chad, Nick, and Ryan, and is very proud of them. She also has 4 grandchildren: Rial, Archie, Cayl and Gus. In her free time, Jill loves to play golf. The Ford F-150 is her favorite vehicle on the lot.

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Andrea Swanstrom
Assistant Service Manager
(515) 576-6115


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Tim Duffy
Service Advisor


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Adam Stephenson
Service Adviser


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Angie Trost
Business Development Coordinator

Angie returned to the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in October, 2018. Angie is married to Jason and they have two children, Natalie who is 5 and Lucas who is 1. Angie loves to spend time with her family and watch football. Go Packers!! Angie also enjoys being outside with her kids. Her favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Highlander…"all the way". Good choice Angie!

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Service Technicians

Joe Miller
Senior Master Certified Technician


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Bob Jondle
Master Certified Technician


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Josh Griffin
Ford Senior Master Certified Service Technician


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Jim Purkapile
Department Service Technician


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Reid Cooper
Service Technician


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Shaun Ludwig
Service Technician


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Mark Patz
Service Technician


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Josh Curry
Service Technician


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Karen Bond
Service Shuttle Driver


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Quick Lane

Pablo Ruiz Mendoza
Service Advisor


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Sarah Johnsted
Quick Lane Advisor


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Nicole Grazier
Quick Lane Advisor


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Nathan Mullins
Quick Lane Advisor


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Riley Chansler
Quick Lane Technician


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Bill Peters
Quick Lane Technician


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Ed Rees Jr.
Pit Supervisor, Quick Lane Technician


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Jim Nelson
Quick Lane Technician


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Kevin Halligan
Quick Lane Technician


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Ricky Romero
Quick Lane Technician


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Jim Smoley
Quick Lane Technician


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Detail

Darius Johnson
Detailer


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Chelsey Loehr
Detailer


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Parts

Kyle Kinseth
Parts Manager


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Ken Trueblood
Parts Sales


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Nathan Schelle
Parts Sales


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Dylan Riley
Parts Sales


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Abra Body Shop

Geno Kiley
Body Shop Manager


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Shelby Traeger
Body Shop Estimator


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Alyssa Ewing
Customer Service Coordinator


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Nate Evans
Customer Service Manager


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Eric Miller
Body Shop Technician


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Kalan Guthrie
Body Shop Technician


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Mitch Leppert
Body Shop Technician


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Cody Anderson
Body Shop Technician


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Traci Guthrie
Customer Service Coordinator


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Jeremy Roberts
Body Shop Technician

Jeremy joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August of 2018. His work experience includes 26 years as an auto body tech. Jeremy is Icar certified. He has one son, Brayton. Jeremy spends his time outside of work enjoying outdoor sports. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Toyota TRD Tacoma.

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Dakota Burmeister
Service Technician

Dakota joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in September, 2018. He has a technical degree from Universal Technical Institute and also holds some basic Ford certifications. Dakota has a pet "dwarf hamster" named Archie who in his words is old and really, really fat. Dakota enjoys racing and fishing. His favorite car on the lot is the Lincoln Continental.  He likes the luxury the vehicle offers, its sleek look, well rounded performance, eco boost and all-wheel drive.

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