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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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Nick Ehrhardt
Sales Manager
(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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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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Reinhold Cuellar
Sales Consultant
(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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Terry Miller
Sales Consultant
515-576-7505

Terry came back home to his Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in January 2020 after a brief retirement. He has been a member of the sales team for 14 years. Terry has been a member of the PGA for 27 years. He and his wife Anna have two adult children Adam and Elise. In his free time Terry enjoys golf, of course and painting. Terry's favorite vehicle on the lot is the Rav 4. He likes its style.

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Jeff Pommer
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

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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Logan Schuur
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Logan joined the Fort Dodge Ford team in March 2020. He comes with experience in retail sales and management. He has two cats; Neil Patrick Harris and Benji as well as a Chihuahua named Penni Sue. Logan also noted that he has 11 nieces and nephews. Logan's hobbies include bowling, baseball, and basketball, watching movies and playing video games. He also loves traveling and going to sporting events. He is a huge Cubs (GO CUBS), Packers and Lakers fan.  Logan's favorite new car on the lot is the Toyota Camry. In his opinion it's one of the sexiest cars on the road today.


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Travis Grazier
Sales Consultant
515-576-7505

Travis joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in November 2020. He enjoys spending time with friends & family, hanging out by the fire and grilling. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the F-150. He loves the look and says it's a nice big safe truck for the family.

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Trace Locke
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Trace joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in February 2021. He has 2 dogs, a labradoodle named Kip and a poodle named Emmy. When not working he likes to hunt, fish and ride his Harley. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the F-150 because of the comfort and capability. Trace is also looking forward to the arrival of the new two door Bronco.

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Matt Oberhelman
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

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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Michael Bradley
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505


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Melissa S
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505


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Internet Sales

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 and 3 grand children. Favorite vehicle on the lot has to be the F-250 Super Duty for its pulling power and the Toyota C-HR 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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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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Gracey Lewandowski
Internet Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Gracey joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in March 2021. Gracey worked in the food service industry prior to joining the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team. She and her husband Nick have one son Hezekaih (Kai) "who thinks he is a comedian" and another son on the way. They also have a pitbull named Jersey.  When she is not at work Gracey enjoys hiking and going on bike rides. Gracey also has her own small crafting & home décor business. Her favorite vehicle on the lot is a mustang. As a kid Gracey always wanted to be a race car driver so she always thought mustangs "were the coolest fastest cars." Gracey is fluent in Español and English

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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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Spencer Swartzbaugh
Finance Manager
(515) 576-7505

Spencer joined the team in February 2021. He has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and has been in the car business since 2012. Married to his beautiful wife Alyson for over a year, and they have 3 cats, Nebula, Polyx and Castor. Spencer is a huge 49ers fan, loves to read, enjoys nature walks and movies. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the 2020 Escape. He said it is a versatile and comfortable ride.

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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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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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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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Brooke Parks
Cashier
(515) 576-7505

Brooke joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2020. Brooke has worked the last 5 years at HyVee. Brooke is newly married to Keagan Parks. They have 2 pitbulls that are both under 2 years old. They both love walks and are always hungry. When Brooke is not at work she and her husband enjoy fishing taking the dogs for walks and hanging out with friends. Brooke is the oldest of 4 siblings. She has 2 sisters and 1 brother.

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Service

Jill Mischke
Warranty Administrator / Dispatcher
(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. 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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Pierson Taylor
Service Manager
(515) 576-6115

Pierson joined the Fort Dodge Ford and Toyota team in July 2019.  Pierson has over 15 years of experience managing repair and preventative maintenance facilities.  Along with managing, Pierson is a former service technician holding ASE certifications.
Pierson and his lovely wife Laura, have three wonderful children, Pryor, Harper and Knox.  The Taylor Family is rounded out by Teddy the shi-tzu, and three tabby cats, Calamity, Catastrophe, and Chaos.
When not at work, Pierson enjoys the outdoors, with his family.  They will often be found in the garden, hunting, fishing, camping or hiking.
The comfort, styling, and the rugged dependability combine to make the Toyota Tundra Pierson's favorite vehicle on our lot.

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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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TJ Henderson
Service Advisor
(515) 576-6115

TJ joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in March 2021. TJ has over 12 years of vehicle service experience. He owned his own car dealership and was also a used car manager for a large GM dealer. TJ has a beautiful 3-year-old daughter named Charlotte. When he is not at work TJ enjoys modifying his vehicles, fishing, camping & traveling, and spending time with his family. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the GT500. He thinks they are impressive in terms of performance and body styling. TJ loves cars, his job and most of all his little girl Charlotte.

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Beth Larson
Business Development Co-ordinator
(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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Emma Irving
Business Development Co-ordinator
(515) 576-7505

Emma joined the Fort Dodge Ford team in March 2020. She has a variety of experiences including baker, kennel tech and sales. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to school and baking. Her favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Ford Explorer; it's a family friendly vehicle but still looks sporty.

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Amanda Estlund
Vehicle Photographer / BD Service
(515) 576-6115

Amanda joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in December 2019. She previously worked in the floral department at Hy-Vee. When she's not at work Amanda enjoys reading and watching movies.

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Service Technicians

Joe Miller
Ford Senior 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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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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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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Kenneth Ebel
Toyota Expert Certified Technician
515-576-6115

Kenneth joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in November 2020. Kenneth is a T-Ten grad Toyota Expert and an ASE Master Technician. His wife's name is Mudah. When he is not at work he enjoys driving, and working on cars.

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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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Casey Premo
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Casey joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in February 2020. His experience includes satellite TV installation and running plastic extrusion machines. He and his wife Alicia have two children. Skylar is 12 and Ajay is 6. When he's not at work Casey enjoys going to his children's sporting events, working on his own vehicles and camping in the summer. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the new F150. He has always liked the looks of the trucks.


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Jason Simmons
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Jason joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in March 2020. Jason started as a body mechanic and moved into the mechanic technician field. He has worked in the industry most of his life. When he is not working Jason enjoys hunting, fishing, shooting pool and hanging out with family.


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Chris Clay
Toyota Certified Technician
(515) 576-6115

Chris joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in January 2020. Chris has extensive experience in the automotive industry. His background includes auto salvage, automobile technician, ASE Certified 1-6 and Toyota certified. Chris has 4 stepchildren and one on the way. Chris is proud that all of the kids are musically and artistically inclined. He also has 3 cats. When he is not working Chris enjoys working on projects at home, working on vehicles at home and especially likes his Merkur XR4TI. His favorite vehicles on the lot  are the TRD Camry and the Camry XSE V6 because they are quick.


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Gavin Wagner
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Gavin joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in April 2021. He has a year of experience at an independent shop. When he is not at work Gavin enjoys hunting & fishing.

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Quick Lane

Nicole Wood
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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Spencer Clement
Quicklane Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Spencer joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in January 2020. He has a cat named Alice after "Alice in Chains." He enjoys  Rap, music production, playing the guitar, video games and fine cigars. He is also an automotive enthusiast. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Lincoln Continental. He considers it a thing of beauty and performance. Spencer wants folks to know he has O-blood so "if it goes down I got you."


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Ricky Romero
Quick Lane Foreman
(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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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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Hunter Summers
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Hunter joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in December 2019. He has a dog named Athena. Hunter's hobbies include working on cars and helping animals. His favorite car on the lot is the 2019 Ford F-250 6.7 turbo diesel. Hunter likes its looks and it has a lot of power.

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Tony Trueblood
Quick Lane 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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Jordon Trueblood
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Jordon joined the Fort Dodge Ford team in May 2020. He has a variety of experiences including working at Midwest Hardwood, Fitzgerald Welding and Community Tap & Pizza. He has a two-year-old dog named Duke. When he is not working enjoys riding his dirt bike, hiking and sports. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Ford F 150 Raptor because of its looks.

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Austin Porter
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Austin joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2020. He has had an interest in cars since middle school and is currently going to school studying Automotive Technology. When he is not working or studying Austin enjoys Figure 8 Races, camping and fishing. His favorite vehicles on the lot are the new Ford trucks.

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Marcos Rivera
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Marcos joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in November 2020. Marcos has a soon to be 8-month-old daughter who likes to eat apples and she always has a smile on her face. When he is not at work Marcos does some MMA training and coaching. He also enjoys playing ping pong and spends some of his free time target shooting at the range.

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Detail

Keaton Jones
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115

Keaton joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2020. He is a student at Iowa Central Community College in the electrical program. In addition to working at the dealership Keaton works at Casey's. Keaton enjoys sports, mainly football. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the 2020 Toyota Tundra Limited - Quicksand. He loves the color, style and make of the truck.

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Nick O'Brien
Detail Specialist
515-576-6115

Nick joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in October 2020. He has experience working in a grocery store and a warehouse. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends.

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Kyle Reader
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115

Kyle joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in December 2020. His experience includes working as a plumber. Kyle has two children. In his free time, he enjoys playing darts.

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Andy Parsons
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115


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Heather Smith
Detail Specialist
(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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Nathon Roberts
Detail Technician
(515) 576-6115

Nathon joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May 2021. He was a server at Village Inn for two years. When not at work Nathan enjoys playing football and soccer. He also enjoys eating out with his siblings. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Supra. He really likes the futuristic design.

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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

Nathan is married to Katie and they have 2 daughters, Lauren and Claire. Nathan is active in community theater groups and performs in musicals and sings at a few churches in town. He is a board member of Comedia Musica Players. Enjoys playing games of all kinds. Sophia is the name of his Parson Russell Terrior.

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Dave Peterson
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

Melissa Aldrich
Body Shop Manager
(515) 576-5645

Melissa joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July 2020. She has 5 years' experience in collision work and she is I-Car trained. Melissa is married CJ Aldrich. They have 3 children, Aubrey, Payton and 1 on the way. They have 1 dog, Maggie and two cats Sam and Copper. When she is not working Melissa enjoys hunting, fishing, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. A Toyota girl at heart Melissa's favorite new car on the lot is a Toyota Camry.

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Geno Kiley
Body Shop Estimator
(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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Tony Smith
Body Shop Estimator
(515) 576 5645

Tony joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May 2021. Tony has 27 years of experience working in body shops. He is an I-Car and PAG Master Certified painter. He and his wife Jenny have two children, a 17-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son. When he is not at work, he enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing. His favorite car on the lot is the Toyota Tundra.

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Kenzie Rios
Customer Service Rep
(515) 576-5645


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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 family and friends and playing golf. 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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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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Nathan Bjorklund
Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645

Nathan joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team and ABRA Auto Body and Glass in March 2020. Nathan has over 3 ½ years detail experience. He and his wife Carress have 4 children; 2 boys- Derrien and Carter and two girls Lyla and Pearl. When he is not working Nathan enjoys sports, spending time with family and sharing the Gospel. Nathan is a minister for the United Pentecostal Church and would like to "plant a church" in Fort Dodge. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Ford Fusion ---- he fell in love with the body style.

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In Memory

Tracy Ernst
In Memory Of

Tracy has been a part of the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since October 2004 and is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College. Tracy will be remembered for his love for life, positivity, and passion for playing the guitar, golfing and playing pool.

(November 20, 1951 - November 30, 2020)

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Jim Nelson
In Memory Of

Jim has been with Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team since June 2014. Jim will be remembered for his positive and cheerful attitude, being a great team member in Quick Lane and greeting everyone with a smile. 

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