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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 5 ferrets. 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. 

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

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

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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 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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Sales

Steve Powell
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

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

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Blaine Lensch
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

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

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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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Adam Olson
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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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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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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Melissa S
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Melissa joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in June 2021. She has previous car sales experience. Melissa has a 7 year old son, 1 dog, a German Short hair Pointer named Copper and two cats Tiana and Nani. When she is not at work Melissa enjoys gaming with her son, reading and being with her family. She is an avid Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars fan. Her favorite new car on the lot is the Toyota Supra.

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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, 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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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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Mike Bradley
Internet Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Mike joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2021. He has a lot of customer service and sales experience. Mike is married to Stephanie Bradley and they claim to have the coolest cat ever, named Jax. Outside of work Mike loves music and plays all stringed instruments. He also plays basketball and attends the local gym.

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Nick Corwin
Internet Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Nick joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July 2021. Nick studied Graphic Technology and Computer Science at UNI. He has worked for the last 10 years doing analytics for various healthcare and finance companies. Nick has 5 children and a great Pyrenees named Teddy. His children are Jayse who is 5, Kaiden who is 3, two-year-old twins Blake and Barrett and the youngest Lennox who is 2. Nick completes his family with his girlfriend, Cassie. When he is not working Nick enjoys coaching baseball and playing slow pitch softball.

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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
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 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 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 / Accounts Payable
(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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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 Johnson
Cashier
(515) 576-7505


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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
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. 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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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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Crystal Frank
Service Advisor
(515) 576-6115


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Nicole Wood
Service 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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Emma Irving
Business Development Co-ordinator
(515) 576-6115

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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Trish Brown
Business Development Co-ordinator
(515) 576-6115

Trish joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July 2021. She has an associates degree in Business Administration & Management. She and her husband Rhett have a son, Dallas who is 13. The family also has two kitties Evie and Elsie. When Trish is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, kayaking, and enjoying bonfires. Her favorite vehicle on the lot is her own F150 Limited. 

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Sally Paine
Porter
(515) 576-6115

Sally rejoined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in June 2021, She has 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 6 grand dogs and her own dog named Mamie. When she's not at work Sally enjoys quilting.

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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


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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
Service 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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Pablo Ruiz Mendoza
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Pablo joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July 2016. He has been involved in the auto industry since 2012 and is GM certified and Ford literate. He has 2 girls aged 4 & 2 and they enjoy watching their 30+ fish in their aquariums. Pablo considers himself a Supervillain, Casanova, Sushi Connoisseur, Jack of all Trades and the most interesting man in the world.  His favorite vehicle remains the Ford F-150!

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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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Chris Clay
Service 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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Howard Buie
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115

Howard joined the Fort Dodge Fort Toyota team in August 2021. He has been a mechanic since 2011. Married to wife Kelci and together they have 3 children, Audry, Charolette and Evelyn. Howard is a family man and spends his time off enjoying their company.

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Austin Porter
Service 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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Ryan Kabele
Service Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Quick Lane

Andy Parsons
Quick Lane Advisor
(515) 576-6115


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Bill Peters
Quick Lane Advisor
(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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Jason Simmons
Quick Lane Foreman
(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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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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Nathan Mullins
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Nate joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in January 2017. He has 2 dogs, Ollie who is an Australian Shepherd and Miyah who is a Husky. Nate has an 06 Mustang GT which is one of his dream cars. He enjoys adding modifications and making it look the coolest it possibly can. Not only does he like to drive around in his GT, he also lives and breaths cars and the car culture. "Cars are amazing and awesome machines".

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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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Jared Foster
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Jared joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in July 2021. He has two boys Evan who is 4 and Jack who is just 5 months old. When he is not at work Jared enjoys working on cars and playing video games.

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Ed Rees
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Ed joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July 2021.  He has 25 years' experience changing oil. Ed has 5 boys and 9 grandchildren. The family also includes a dog named Boss. When he is not at work Ed enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. His favorite new car on the lot is the Toyota Rav4.

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Kaden Brown
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Kaden joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in July 2021.  He has served our country in the Armey. Thanks Kaden! He has experience working in a gas station, body shop and Kawasaki dealership. When he is not at work Kaden enjoys tuning up his diesel truck and driving around. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the new 5.0 Mustang. It's a vehicle he has always loved.

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TJ Wigant
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

TJ joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August 2021.  He has been a Quick Lane service tech for almost two years. He prides himself in treating customer cars as if they were his own. He has two daughters who love to keep their Dad "young." When he is not at work TJ enjoys fishing and of course staying busy with his two daughters.

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Jaxston Marshall
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Josh Spencer
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Detail

Beth Larson
Detail Manager
(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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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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Heather Smith
Detail Technician
(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 Nathon 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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Alicia Premo
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115

Alicia joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May 2021. She worked at Casey's General Store as Assistant Manager for 4 years and is married to Casey Premo. They have 2 children, Skylar - 13 who loves to play sports and Ajay - 8 who likes to be outside and on his pit bike. Alicia likes the outdoors and playing with their 3 dogs and going fishing.

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Robin Paul
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115


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Cindy Colwell
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115


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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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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 Aldricht
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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Ashley Decker
ABRA Business Co-ordinator
(515) 576-5645


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Kalan Guthrie
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
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
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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