Staff


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Manager

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, 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. He has a dog named Bella and loves going for rides in his Polaris Slingshot, watching sports and being outside. The Ford F-150 is his favorite vehicle on the lot because of the nice ride and versatility it offers.

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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 Band. 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 management and food sales. Blaine is married to Cathi and has 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. In his free time, you can find 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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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 enjoys playing in his band, Riddled With Class, listening to new music, collecting instruments, riding motorcycles and working on the house with his wife Libby. A big Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Browns fan. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Tacoma because it is rugged, versatile and practical, as well as looking awesome! He strives to provide the best service to his customers and be the friend they need in the car business.

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Megan O'Brien
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Megan joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July 2019. She has a degree in Graphic Design. Her hobbies include CrossFit, photography, graphic design, and spending times with family and friends.


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Brayton Clark
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Brayton joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August, 2019. He is an experienced diesel mechanic.  Brayton has a black lab, Ember that is a rescue pet. She is his best pal and he is hoping to train her to be his hunting companion. When he is not at work he loves to hunt and fish. Brayton enjoys spending his free time doing outdoor activities. He is also a videographer so he combines his two passions and has a YouTube channel based on the outdoors. Brayton is a self-described "truck guy" so the Tundra and Tacoma are his favorite new vehicles on the lot.


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Jonathon Moore
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Jonathon joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August, 2019. Jonathon's experience includes Management at Walmart and he is certified in Food Safety. He is married and he and his wife Brie have a one year old son Braxley and a daughter Emerli who is 5 years old. When not at work Jonathon enjoys sports and playing video games. His favorite new car on the lot is the Rav4. He likes the bigger design and the Rav4 fits his needs.


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Caleb Anderson
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Caleb joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in October, 2019. He has experience in RV sales, auto parts delivery, as a merchandiser and in snow removal and parking lot maintenance. Caleb rescued a dog named Cena in 2018. He enjoys fishing, hunting, biking, gaming, going out with friends and cooking. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Tundra. Caleb enjoys the body style and especially likes the room it offers inside.


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Internet Sales

Reinhold Cuellar
Internet Sales Manager
(515) 576-7505

Rhino has been with the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team since 2015. Married to Erin Cuellar, they welcomed there son RJ in January 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
Digital Specialist
(515) 576-7505

Belinda joined Fort Dodge Ford in April 2017. Comes from an IT and retail background. An avid horsewoman, she enjoys riding. Belinda has 3 children, Crystal, Shayleen & Kelvin and 3 Grand children, Katelyn, Hailey and Reece. Favorite vehicle on the lot has to be the F-250 Super Duty for its pulling power and the Toyota CH-R for its aesthetic beauty! 

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Adam Olson
Internet Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Adam joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Sales Team in September 2017. He has his Bachelor's degree in Health Services and an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. His work experience includes sales, counseling, maintenance and welding. Adam is married to Kirsten and together they have a daughter, Scarlett, who is 3 years old.  Their household also includes 2 cats and 2 dogs; a boxer and a german shepherd. When not working Adam's hobbies include golf, disc golf, darts, camping, racquetball and swimming. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Sienna.  

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TaraLynn Johnson
Internet Sales Associate
515-576-7505

TaraLynn joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in September, 2019. Her experience includes over 5 years in the Hotel Industry in Customer Service. When not working  TaraLynn enjoys photography, art, video games, going to concerts, spending time with her dogs and "napping." TaraLynn is a huge fan of the Supernatural and is also into Kpop. TaraLynn's favorite new car on the lot is the RAV4, because she likes the sporty look.  


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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 the head coach for Fort Dodge Senior High Varsity Girls Soccer Program. Sidney also studied Psychology in Nicaragua. Outside of work, he also enjoys making music with his wife, grilling, 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. He is married and has a beautiful daughter named Elizabeth.

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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 an auto repair shop and working as a personal banker. She has 2 kids. A daughter named Briley and a son named Parker. The family also includes their cat, Aggie. When not working Crystal enjoys spending time with her family and making memories with new adventures.

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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
Dealer
(515) 576-7505


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Abigail Johnson
Digital Relations Manager
(515) 576-7505


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Casey Johnson
Dealer
(515) 576-7505


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Deb Johnson
Owner
(515) 576-7505


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Office

Melissa Nelson
Office Manager
(515) 576-7505

Melissa has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since June 2011. She has a degree in Business. When she is not at the dealership, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and playing golf. Melissa's favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Toyota RAV4 because it is luxurious and perfect in size. Melissa is married to Cameron Nelson and they have 2 dogs, Charlie - a ShihTzu and Bodhi, a mini Australian Shepherd.

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Nancy Lombard
Controller
(515) 576-7505

Nancy has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since 2000. Nancy is married to Gary Lombard and they have three children, Kyle, Nick, and Katie, and 3 grandchildren, Weslee, Milynn and Roman. She also has three dogs, Rosie, Tickles, and Maggie. When Nancy is not at work, she enjoys camping, riding motorcycles, cooking, canning and anything involving her grandchildren.

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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 (Daughter in Law Britt), two grandsons, Cooper and Grayson. Her family is also comprised of one dog named Boo Boo Bear. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels and spending as much time with her family as she can. The Ford Explorer is Annette's favorite new vehicle on our lot because of its look and the room that it offers.

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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 and a Grandson, Benjamin.She also has a pet cat named Charlie and a dog named Tessa. Outside of work, Jan enjoys spending time with family, gardening and reading. The Toyota 4 Runner is her favorite vehicle as she loves the 'tough' look of it. She enjoys meeting people here at the Dealership and appreciates them returning time and time again.

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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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Lindsay Huffman
Vehicle Photographer
(515) 576-7505

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 2 entertaining children, a daughter Liberty and a son Logan.They are active in sports and other activities. They also have 3 dogs, Cooper, Zoey and one on the way. Lindsay enjoys photography, hanging out with her friends, tending to her plastic plants, underwater basket weaving and working on her amateur car singing career.  Lindsay's favorite vehicle on the lot is the new Ford Avalon because they are sharp looking, have great features and a smooth ride!

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Julie Loehr
Hostess

Julie joined us again in May 2018, has a nursing degree from ICC and is married to Steven. They have 2 children, Greg and Pam, 2 grandchildren, Olivia and James and 2 cats and 1 dog. When not working, Julie enjoys crafting and quilting, outdoor activities, camping and kayaking. Her favorite vehicle on the lot is the Ford F-150.

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Service

Jill Mischke
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

Andrea joined us in April 2017 and is married to Ed Cook. She has a son Aaron Cox and a grand-dog, Asher. She enjoys spending time with her 2 precious fur babies, Stella & Bella, as well as playing golf! She is a member of Daybreak Rotary and enjoys volunteering in the community. Her favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Sequoia because it is sporty and ideal for Iowa Winters. 

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Tim Duffy
Service Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Tim has been with our team since September 2015. He has an extensive background in customer service. He is married to Joelyn Johnson and has 6 dogs. Outside of work, Tim is a Personal Trainer and passionate about fitness. He placed first in Mens Physique Natural Iowa Best of the Midwest. No favorite vehicle, but the Toyota is his number 1 choice.

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Adam Stephenson
Service Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Adam joined us Jan 2017. He has 3 dogs, Reilly, Jax and Lena. When not working, Adam likes to camp, boat and kayak. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the F-150 because it is good looking and 'gets the job done'.

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Angie Trost
Business Development Coordinator
(515) 576-6115

Angie returned to the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in October, 2018. Angie is married to Jason and they have two children, Natalie and Lucas. Angie loves to hang out with her family, playing with their dog, Prince,and watching football. Go Packers!! Her favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Highlander…"best family vehicle out there"

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Karen Bond
Service Shuttle Driver
(515) 576-6115

Karen joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August, 2017. Karen has three grown children Melissa, Erik and Brandon. All three are married. Karen has 9 grandchildren. When not working, Karen enjoys photography, bike riding, sewing and quilting and spending time with her family. Karen's favorite car on the lot is the Toyota Highlander because it is just the right size for her family.

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Service Technicians

Joe Miller
Ford Senior Master & Toyota Master, Certified Technician
(515) 576-6115

Joe and his wife Barb, have a dog called Meggie and spend time remodeling the house outside of work.

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Bob Jondle
Master Certified Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Josh Griffin
Ford Senior Master Certified Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Josh enjoys hanging out with his son Brayden who plays video games, playing outside with friends and organizing. Josh 'adopted' a cat named Simba who he found under the hood of a truck at work. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Ford F-150, because of its sleek styling and nice features.

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Reid Cooper
Ford Certified Technician
(515) 576-6115

Reid joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in April, 2017. Reid has certificates in welding, brakes, engine repair and electrical systems automotive repair from Iowa Central Community College. Reid is a Volkswagen "freak." In his spare time Reid enjoys working on and building Volkswagens.

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Mark Patz
Ford Senior Master Certified Technician
(515) 576-6115

Mark Patz joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in January 2018. He is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College. He has been a Ford Certified Technician since 2004. Mark is also an ASE Master Certified Technician, a Chrysler Certified Technician for 6 years and a GM Certified Technician. Mark and his wife Desiree have two children; a 3 year old son named Grayson and a 1 month old daughter, Kennadi. In addition to spending time with his family Mark enjoys farming and boating. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Tundra. Mark says his Dad has a 2003 with 300,000 miles and it still runs great.

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Josh Curry
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Josh joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in late May, 2018. He is a certified GM & Chrysler mechanic. He has a pet chocolate lab named Myah. When he is not working Josh enjoys racing, golf, fishing and tinting windows. His favorite new car on the lot is the Rouch/Foose Mustang. It's a high performance vehicle and James likes to go fast!

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Kendall Crouse
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Kendall joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in March, 2019. He is GM certified and ASE certified. He worked at Chevy dealers for several years and also worked on trucks and trailers for a year. Kendall and his wife Kaitlyn have 2 children, Ryder and Maverick.  In his free time Kendall enjoys spending time with his children.


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Pablo Ruiz Mendoza
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Pierson Taylor
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Pierson joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July, 2019. He has 15 years' experience managing an automotive repair and preventative maintenance facility. He has an ASE A5 Brake Certificate and a 609 AC certificate.  He is married to Laura Johnson. They have 3 children Pryor, who is 8, Harper 7 and Knox who is 2. They also have a Shi - tzu named Bo and two tabby cats, Calamity and Orangey.  When he is not working Pierson enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping and describes himself as an avid gardener.  His favorite new vehicle on the lot is a 2019 Toyota Sienna. In his words "Mini Vans are awesome! "


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Quick Lane

Nicole Grazier
Quick Lane Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Nicole has 2 Chihuahuas, Adolf and Lolita. In her spare time she enjoys drawing and spending time with her friends and family. 

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Jared Foster
Quick Lane Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Jared has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since March, 2019. He has a beautiful 2 year old son named Evan.  Evan is the center of his life and he loves him with his whole heart. When Jared is not working on spending time with Evan he enjoys playing video games and working on cars. The Shelby Raptor is his favorite vehicle on the lot, as he says "that thing can go anywhere".


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Heather Smith
Quick Lane Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Heather comes to Fort Dodge Ford Toyota with over 20 years of retail and customer service experience. She has also worked as a security guard. Heather's animal family includes 1 dog, Myla and a few cats. Her animals are all rescues.  Heather enjoys college football - GO HUSKERS!  She also enjoys reading and finding new recipes.  The raptor is her favorite vehicle - she loves trucks. Heather is a cancer survivor and has been cancer free for 5 years.  Congratulations Heather!  Way to Fight the Fight!


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Jeffrey Pommer
Quicklane Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Jeff joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in September, 2019. He has a BA in Business Management from Buena Vista University Fort Dodge and 22 years of experience at Fort Dodge Animal Health. He and his wife Alexandria have 2 children Madison who is 13 and Jeff's stepdaughter Aurora who is 10. They have 2 cats, Luna & Willow adopted from Almost Home. When not working Jeff enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. Jeff especially enjoys going to Disney World with his family. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Ford F-150 Carroll Shelby Edition. Jeff likes the F-150 Carroll Shelby edition for its pedigree, looks and most importantly its super charged motor.


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Nathan Mullins
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Bill Peters
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Bill has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since February 2013. He attended an Automotive program from Iowa Central Community College. He is married to Jayme Peters and has four children. When he is not at work, he enjoys working on cars and outdoor activities. Bill's favorite new vehicle on the lot is the F-150.

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Jim Nelson
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Jim has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since June 2014 and worked as a mechanic for 4 years before joining our team. Jim and his wife, Judy have an adorable Teddy Bear dog named Chaos. In his free time, Jim enjoys woodworking. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Ford F-150!

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Ricky Romero
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Ricky Romero joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in January 2018. He attended the Iowa Central Community College Automotive program and has 3 years experience in automotive care. He is married to Lynnie. They have 5 children and 1 grandchild. They also have 2 dogs. When he's not working or spending time with his family Ricky enjoys working on cars, going to car shows, outdoor activities, shooting, and watching movies. Ricky's favorite vehicle on the lot is a Toyota tundra. Ricky likes the style of the Tundra and loves trucks.

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Glenn Van Valkenburg
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Glenn joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June, 2019. He has two sons ages 12 and 17 and a daughter who is 23. He has been dating his girlfriend for 14 years. When he is not working Glen enjoys ATV riding, camping and fishing. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Ford F250.


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Tony Trueblood
Quicklane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Tony rejoined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in November, 2019. His experience includes building boats and working on cars. Tony has 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 3 dogs. When he is not working Tony enjoys riding his motorcycle.


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Dominique Lang
Quicklane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Dominique joined the Fort Dodge Ford team in October of 2019. She has cats, dogs, horses and a pet fox! When not working,  Dominique enjoys playing video games.


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Ben Holteen
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Benjamin joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July, 2019. He has experience as a full service lube and tire sub-contractor, has a welding certificate and is experienced in interior/exterior auto painter and finisher. He has a 17 year old son, Jonny Gage and a dog named Summer. Summer is a "Bo-Jack"  a Boston Terrier, Jack Russell  Terrier mix. Benjamin enjoys playing softball, working out, CrossFit , serving as a personal mechanic for family vehicles, painting and church activities.


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Detail

Greg Wiley
Detail Manager
(515) 576-7505

New to the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in April, 2019 Greg brings with him experience in production, warehouse work and cooking.  He is engaged to Lindsay. Greg has 5 daughters and 2 sons.  Outside of work Greg likes to spend his time with his family and playing cards. Greg has always been a mustang guy so his favorite vehicle on our lot is of course the mustang.


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Darius Johnson
Assistant Detail Manager
(515) 576-6115

Darius has a background in graphic design, auto detailing and is an all around trade person. He has 4 daughters and 1 son. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, detailing and working on his own cars. The Highlander is his favorite vehicle on  the lot because it works for his size family.

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Beth Larson
Detail Technician
(515) 576-6115

Beth joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July. She has three children Nathan who is 16, Natalie 13, and Nevein 12. When she is not at work Beth enjoys spending time with her kids.


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Rocky Wildt
Detail Technician & Lot Attendant
(515) 576-6115

Rocky joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June, 2019. He is an experienced truck driver and construction worker. He has a class A CDT. He and his wife Karen have two sons Jeremy, 25 and Justin, 24. When he is not working he enjoys riding his motorcycle.


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Matt Oberhelman
Detail Technician
(515) 576-36115

Matt joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in September, 2019. He studied carpentry at Iowa Central Community College. When he is not working Matt enjoys dirt track racing, horseback riding and rodeos.


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Parts

Kyle Kinseth
Parts Manager
(515) 576-3126

Kyle has been with our team since 1986 and has been working in the parts industry since 1977. He and his wife Mary Lou have one granddaughter, Abby, who is the joy of their lives. They also have a German Shepard named Luther who is the smartest dog he has ever seen. When Kyle is not at work, he enjoys canoeing and fishing Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness. He also loves the Minnesota Northwoods and tries to go as often as possible. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the F-250 Super Duty because it's a big, bad truck.

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Ken Trueblood
Parts Sales
(515) 576-3126

Ken has been with our team since April 2012. He has a background working in restaurants and in the automotive industry. He worked at an automotive parts store for 7 years and then as a tow truck driver and mechanic for 13 years prior to joining our team. Ken is married to Kathy Daisy and has two daughters, one son, 11 grandchildren and four dogs. When Ken is not busy with work or with his family, he enjoys playing darts and pool and riding his motorcycle. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Ford Mustang. In fact, he has owned 6 Mustangs throughout his lifetime.

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Nathan Schelle
Parts Sales
(515) 576-3126


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Jim Smoley
Parts Sales
(515) 576-3126

Jim joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in October, 2018. Jim's experience includes working for The Muffler Center. Jim also worked for First American Bank as a computer operator. Jim has one child and one grandchild. In his spare time Jim enjoys racing and hunting.

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ABRA Body Shop

Geno Kiley
Body Shop Manager
(515) 576-5645

Geno has been with our team since August 2011 and in the automotive industry since 1993. He has a background working for BornFree building motor coaches and building and restoring street rods. Geno has three children, Terence, Ashley and Brantley. Outside of work, he enjoys working on cars, helping friends at the horse racing track, hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, golfing and smoking food. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the new Ford Mustang because he says he has always been a big fan.

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Shelby Traeger
Body Shop Estimator
(515) 576-5645

Shelby joined the Fort Dodge Fort Toyota Family in June 2018. She previously worked as a Body Shop Estimator in VA for 3 years. She has one dog, a black lab named Annie and a horse named Jeffrey. When she's not working Shelby enjoys kayaking, riding horses and working on the farm. Her favorite vehicle on the lot right now is the Baja Shelby Raptor!

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Katie Degner
Customer Relations
(515) 576-5645

Katie joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May, 2019. She has 2 dogs. Daisy is a "mean old Chihuahua" and Frankenstein is a very playful funny pup. She also has 2 cats , Chewbacca and Ms. BoJangles.  When she isn't working Katelyn enjoys listening to music and biking on nice days. The Lincoln Continental and the 2019 Ford Raptor are her favorite vehicles on the lot because "they are just so nice to look at."

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Kalan Guthrie
Certified Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645

Kalan has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota and Abra Auto Body and Glass since August 2010. He has a degree in Automotive Body work from Iowa Central Community College. He is married to Amanda Guthrie and they have three children- Kaylie, Carter, and Kaiden. When Kalan is not at work, he enjoys spending time with friends and riding. The Toyota Tundra is his favorite new vehicle on the lot.

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Mitch Leppert
Certified Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645

Mitch has been with our team since March 2013. He has a background in the automotive industry, earning degrees in Auto Body Collision Repair and Automotive Restoration from Iowa Central Community College. He has a dog named JoJo that he adopted from a shelter. Outside of work, Mitch enjoys most outdoor activities, including golfing, fishing, camping.

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Cody Anderson
Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645

Cody Anderson joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in January, 2018. Cody's experience includes working for Curt Bacon, Metal Workz and Decker Truck line. He also completed 2 years of auto body 'study' in College. He enjoys restoration work when he is not working. His favorite vehicle is the Mustang.

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Jeremy Roberts
Certified Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645

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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Eric Miller
Body Shop Technician
515-576-5645

Eric rejoined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in October of 2019. He completed the Auto Collision Technology program at DMAC and ICCC. He has also completed the I-CAR training. Eric has three children, Eli, Evan, and Leah.  When he is not at work Eric enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf.

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