Staff


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Manager

Tracy Ernst
Sales 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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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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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 Department
(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
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 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and a minor in Economics. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 44 years and have two children. Their daughter, Krista, is married to Ryan and they have 3 children, Kaitlyn, Andrew (A.J.) and Patrick. They reside in Ankeny. Their son Nathan and his wife Amy live in Cedar Rapids. 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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Charles Derrig
Sales Consultant
(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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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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Donna Johnson
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505


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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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Crystal Frank
Sales Consultant
(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 and her husband Mitch have 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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Dylan Riley
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Dylan joined the Fort Dodge Ford team in November, 2017. He has a background in diesel mechanics. Dylan has two dogs, Zoey and Gunner. Zoey is a pure bred Black lab and Gunner is a husky/shepherd mix. When not at work Dylan enjoys woodworking, gaming and spending time with family and friends.

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Shelby Lalor
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Shelby joined the Fort Dodge Ford Family in November 2017. Her experience includes sales and management in the cell phone industry. When not at work Shelby enjoys riding quads with "her other half", Phil and her family. She also enjoys baking and spending time with family.

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Eric Severson
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Erik Severson joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Sales team in December 2017. He has a background in sales, and as a mechanic. He also has a background in scuba diving as a dive master. Erik has a dog named Reese. Outside of work Erik enjoys car shows, drag racing, scuba diving, flying and hanging out with friends. His favorite new vehicle is the Ford Taurus SHO. Erik says it's a fast car, practical and fun to drive.

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Internet Sales

Reinhold Cueller
Internet Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505


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Belinda Jones
Inventory BDC Consultant
(515) 576-7505


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Adam Stephenson
Internet Sales 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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Andrea Swanstrom
Finance Manager
(515) 576-7505


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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
(515) 576-7505


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Abigail Johnson
Digital Relations Manager
(515) 576-7505


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Casey Johnson
Owner
(515) 576-7505


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Deb Johnson
Owner
(515) 576-7505


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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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Lisa Brown
Hostess

Lisa Brown joined the staff of Fort Dodge Ford as the hostess. She is our official "cookie baker" and keeps everything in the coffee bar fresh for our customers. Lisa is the proud Mom of one son, Andrew and has two grandchildren Bryant, 18 and Bella who is 8. Lisa affectionately refers to them as her "2Bz."  Lisa also has a loveable cat named Piper. In her free time Lisa enjoys reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Service

Cathy Stevens
Service Manager
(515) 576-6115

Cathy has been with our team since July 2015. She has a background in the automotive industry and was the Controller of the largest automotive dealership in Denver, Colorado for 25 years prior to joining our team. She and her husband Mike have two dogs, Toby and Mulder, who are like children to them. Toby is a Bischon and Mulder is a Shelite. Outside of work, Cathy enjoys gardening, quilting, 4-Wheel ATV riding, and spending time with her beautiful family. Cathy also has a passion for helping people. Cathy's favorite vehicle on the lot is the Ford Taurus because she owns one and loves driving it.

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Jill Mischke
Warranty Administrator
(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 Warrant Administrator. Jill is married to her wonderful husband, Rob Mischke. She has three sons: Chad, Nick, and Ryan, and if 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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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 engaged to Joelyn Johnson and has two 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.

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Pablo Ruiz Mendoza
Service Advisor
(515) 576-6115


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Service Technicians

Joe Miller
Senior Master Certified Technician
(515) 576-6115


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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


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Chris Keenan
Toyota Certified Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Chris has been a part of our team since April 2014. He is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Technician. Chris is married and has many hobbies. When he is not working, he enjoys RC Car Racing, Hot Rods, motorcycles, and fishing. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Highlander because it is perfectly equipped and looks great.

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Kendall Crouse
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Ron Nelson
Service Shuttle Driver
(515) 576-6115


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Jim Purkapile
Department Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Jim has been a loyal team member of Fort Dodge Ford Toyota since May 2000. Jim has over 50 years of experience in the automotive and tire industry. Prior to his career in Automotive, he was in the United States Navy. Jim and his wife Judy have three children and grandchildren. When Jim is not at work, he enjoys working in his yard.

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Reid Cooper
Service 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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Ryan Gochenouer
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Shaun Ludwig
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Quick Lane

Nick Carpenter
Quick Lane Manager
(515) 576-7505

Nick joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August, 2017.  He and his wife Chelsea have three children Alex, Emily and Karlie. They also have two dogs and a cat. When not at work Nick enjoys hunting and fishing as well as playing outside with his children. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Tundra because  he likes Toyota's and trucks.

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Andy Reisner
Quick Lane Advisor

Andy joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May 2017. In addition to his prior experience in the automotive field Andy most recently worked at the ethanol plant for the past 6 years. He is engaged to Amanda Musselman. Andy has two children Katie & Broden. Andy enjoys taking his children fishing and watching them play sports. When he is not at work Andy likes working on cars and plays slow-pitch softball. Andy's favorite vehicle on the lot is an F-150 but that may be because he drives one.

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Jake Witte
Quick Lane Advisor

Jake joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August , 2017. When not working Jake enjoys racing cars.

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Bill Peters
Quick Lane Technician

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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Ed Rees Jr.
Pit Supervisor, Quick Lane Technician

Ed has been with our team since June 2012. He has a background in changing oil and driving truck. He is married to Angel Rees and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. When Ed is not at work, he enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his grandchildren and his dog.

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Derek Schulze
Quick Lane Technician

Derek became part of the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in June 2017. He has an adopted Golden Doodle "Bo" who is 11 years old. In his free time, Derek enjoys fishing, golfing, disc golf, baseball, softball, hiking and going to fairs. His favorite car on the lot is the Ford F150 Eco Boost Twin Turbo V-6 4x4.

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Jim Nelson
Quick Lane Technician

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 Choas. In his free time, Jim enjoys woodworking. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Ford F-150!

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Kevin Halligan
Quick Lane Technician

Kevin has been with our team since January 2016 and has 22 years of experience as an automotive mechanic. He has a son, Kevin, and a grandson named Liam. In his free time, he enjoys welding, bodywork, hunting, fishing and metal detecting. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Raptor because of their neat interior and exterior design.

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Nathan Mullins
Quick Lane Technician


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Robert Selhaver
Quick Lane Technician

Robert joined the Fort Dodge Ford team in November 2017. He is married to Shelly and together they have two daughters Echo Marie and Marjarie Ann. Shelly & Robert have one grandson Teaghan. They also have a dog "Sadie." When not at work Robert enjoys hunting, fishing and camping. Most importantly he enjoys playing with his grandson Teaghan.

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Seth Hawkins
Quick Lane Tachnician

Seth joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in October, 2017. He has a background in construction and manufacturing. He has two children. His son Jonah is 10 years old and his daughter Wynter is 6. He also has a black lab named Finn. When not at work Seth enjoys fishing. His favorite vehicle on the lot is any of the Toyota trucks.

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Detail

Nicole Grazier
Detail Manager


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Darius Johnson
Detail Specialist


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Chelsey Loehr
Detail Technician

Chelsey joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in August, 2017.  Chelsey has a variety of experience including daycare provider, fast food restaurant, and cleaning service.  She has two children , a 5 year old son named Koda and a 2 year old daughter, Myia.  When not at work Chelsey enjoys taking her children swimming, or going to the park. She enjoys visits with Mom and family camping trips. Her favorite car on the lot is he 2017 Toyota Highlander SE. She loves the body style and the fact that it is fully loaded. Chelsey says she's a hard worker and looking forward to making the customers happy.

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Matt Ambrasy
Detail Technician

Matt joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in September, 2017. He enjoys sports and outdoor activities especially hunting and fishing. Matt describes himself as outgoing and a good people person. 

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Stephanie Grandors
Detail Technician

Stephanie joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in September 2017. She has two boys, ages two and one. When not at work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her children. Her favorite car on the lot is the Toyota Tacoma.

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Dimitry Younger
Detail Technician

Dimitry joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August, 2017. He has experience detailing semis and took 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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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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Rick West
Parts Sales
(515) 576-3126

Rick joined the team in April 2017. He has twelve years experience working in the automotive parts industry. Rick is married to Stacey and together they have three children Sarah, Stefan, and Rochel. Rick and Stacey are the proud grandparents of Kyah, 6 years old, Kaden, 3 years old and Jansen, 7 months old. Two of Rick and Stacey's daughters, Sarah & Rochel are married to brothers who happened to be good friends of their brother, Stefan. In his free time, Rick enjoys fishing. His favorite car on the lot is the Toyota Tundra.

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Nathan Schelle
Parts Sales
(515) 576-3126


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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 two children, Terence and Ashley. Outside of work, he enjoys working on cars, helping friends at the horse racing track, hunting, fishing, bowling, golf and playing other sports. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the new Ford Mustang because he has always been a big lover of Mustangs.

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Nate Evans
Customer Service Manager
(515) 576-5645

Nate joined Fort Dodge Ford Toyota In April 2017. He has 15 years experience as an auto body technician. He is married to Melissa and they have a son, Alex and a daughter Kayla. Not to be left out is the family dog Daisy. In his free time, Nate enjoys building and restoring classic cars and building and racing race cars. Most important to Nate is family time. He tries to spend as much time as possible with his family. Nate's favorite car on the lot is the 2017 Toyota 86. He loves its superb styling and beautiful body lines.

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Shane Tofteberg
Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645

Shane joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Team in June 2017. He has worked in the AG field for the past 20 years and also has some experience working in manufacturing. Shane is single but is very proud of his two nephews, Jackson who is 13 and Carson who is 9. They are both very active in sports and motor cross and Shane enjoys following them in all of their activities. When not working, Shane enjoys bowling, shooting pool, softball, volleyball, and basketball. Shane's favorite car is the Ford Mustang because it is the car that defined the muscle car era….the "most iconic car ever made."

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Alyssa Ewing
Customer Service Coordinator
(515) 576-5645


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Eric Miller
Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645


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Joel Gannon
Body Shop Technician
(515) 576-5645

New to the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota in May 2015, Joel brings 5 years of automotive refinishing and restoration experience to the team. Joel is currently engaged to Stacy Lennon. They have two cats "Kitty" & "Dotty." When not at work Joel enjoys drumming and backpacking in the National Parks. Joel was born in Des Moines and is a "proud Iowa native." Joel's favorite vehicle on the lot is a Toyota Tacoma. He thinks it looks sharp and it's well suited for off-road.

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Kalan Gutherie
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
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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Karen Bond
Customer Sales Coordinator
(515) 576-5645

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 8 grandchildren and one more due in February. When not working, Karen enjoys bike riding, sewing and quilting.  She also enjoys volunteering time with a local non-profit.  Karen's favorite car on the lot is the Toyota Highlander because it has room for all of her grandchildren.

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