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Manager

Trace Locke
General Sales Manager
(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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Nick Ehrhardt
New 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
515-575-7505

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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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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Brody O'Tool
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Brody joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May 2022.  His background includes being a private business owner, pest control technician and water meter tech. He and his wife Nicole have two sons, a 9-year-old and a 1-year-old. When he is not busy selling cars Brody enjoys disc golf, taekwondo, and family hikes. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the 2022 Ford Bronco. Brody says he likes the Bronco because it reminds him of his Moms 1989 Ford Bronco.

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Grant Hendrix
Sales Consultant
(515) 576-7505


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Internet Sales

Belinda Jones
Inventory BDC Consultant
(515) 576-7505

Belinda joined Fort Dodge Ford in April 2017. Comes from an IT and retail background. An avid horsewoman, she enjoys riding, camping, cycling, hiking, photography and crafts. Belinda has 3 children and 4 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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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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Finance

Sidney McField
Finance Manager
515-575-7505

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
515-575-7505


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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
515-329-3082

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 Wyatt-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 5 grandchildren, Weslee, Milynn, Roman, Sawyer and Jackson. She also has two dogs and one cat. When Nancy is not at work, she enjoys camping, golfing, kayaking, riding bikes and spending time with friends and family.

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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 (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.  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!" 


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Sally Paine
Cashier
(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 / Cashier
(515) 576-7505

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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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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Jesse Beekman
Service Manager
515-576-6115

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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Pierson Taylor
Service Advisor
(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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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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Jeff Glienke
Service Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Jeff joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2022. He has experience in car sales and service.  He has 3 grown children, Dalton, Alyssa, and Tyler and 6 grandchildren. When he is not at work Jeff enjoys riding his Harley and of course spending time with all of his grandchildren. His favorite car on the lot is the Ford F250. He likes it for its power and style.

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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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Sierra Keller
Business Development Co-ordinator
(515) 576-6115

Sierra joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in February 2022. Her previous experience includes working as a server & bartender and working as a loader for FedEx.  Sierra has a son, Asher, and a Border Collie. When she is not at work, she likes to enjoy time with her family & friends.

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Taylor Bergman
Service
(515) 576-6115

Taylor joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in February 2022.  She has a variety of work experience that includes working with the public and sales. She is married to Scott Bergman. She has 2 boys Korbyn and Gavyn and is a "bonus Mom" to one son, Tyson and a daughter, Rubi. They have 2 cats Thackery Binx and Whiskers, and a dog named Bella. In her free time Taylor enjoys being outdoors with her husband and children and going to the dragstrip. Taylor's favorite vehicle is the Lincoln Navigator. She said it's a "big & beautiful SUV with FABULOUS FEATURES!."

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Stacia Strain
Porter
(515) 576-6115

Stacia joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2022.  She is a CAN and has experience working in retail. She has a dog named Athena. In her free time Stacia enjoys racing. Her favorite car is the 2022 Toyota Camry. She loves the drive and thinks its perfect for long car rides.

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Quick Lane

Justin Wood
Quick Lane Manager
(515) 576-6115

Justin joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in October 2021. His work history includes several years in sales. He is married to Nicole, who is a Service Advisor at the Dealership. They have 4 dogs, Mobi, Adolf, Lolita and Duck. They also have one cat, Gator. When he's not working Justin enjoys bowling and coaching bowling. He's known the Johnson family since they moved to town. His favorite vehicle is the Toyota Tacoma.

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Hailey Rusher
Quick Lane Advisor
(515) 576-6115

Hailey joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2022. Her experience includes working at a hardware store and working at daycares and schools. She has 2 cats and a dog. When she is not working, she enjoys crafting.

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Kyle Reader
Quick Lane Advisor
(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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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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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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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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Glen Van Valkenberg
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Braidy Hutt
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Braidy joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in November 2021.  His work experience includes construction and cooking. Braidy has a dog named Hux. When he is not working, he enjoys hunting and fishing. Braidy's favorite new vehicle is the 2021 Ford F-350.

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Christian Miller
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Christian joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in October 2021. He has over 3 years' experience in Customer Service at Valvoline. He has two cats, Ozzy & Neko. When he is not at work he likes to bowl.

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Grady Dodge
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Grady joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in March 2022. He previously worked in restaurants. He has a cat named Tabs. In his free time, he enjoys bowling. His favorite vehicle on the lot is the Toyota Supra, "it's my kind of car."

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Derek Klinger
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Derek joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May 2022. He has experience working as a farm hand and at a hatchery. He has one child, a 3-year-old and one on the way. When he is not working, he enjoys basketball and being a father. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Bronco.

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Craig Studyvin
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Craig joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in June 2022. He has three children Nicqueoli, Josie, Kolson and has one child "on the way." When he is not at work he enjoys fishing and spending time with family.

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Adam Guenther
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Adam joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August 2022. His experience includes welder and industrial painting. His "dream car" is the Toyota Supra.

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Rielley Carlson
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Rielley joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August 2022. He has worked at Fareway and Jimmy Johns. Rielley has two dogs and a cat. When he is not at work Rielley enjoys hanging out with friends and family. His favorite new car on the lot is the Ford Mustang. He is a big fan of new and old muscle cars.

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Hunter VanEvery
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Hunter joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August 2022. He and his wife Allyssa are expecting a baby boy. When he is not at work Hunter enjoys camping, hunting and fishing. His favorite new vehicle on the lot is the Ford F-150 Lightning.

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Ben Gibson
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115

Ben joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in August 2022. He has an 18-month-old daughter whom he refers to as the "sweetest little girl." When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and riding horses. His favorite vehicle on the lot is anything with a diesel engine.

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Brandon Bouchez
Quick Lane Technician
(515) 576-6115


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Detail

Beth Larson
Detail Manager
(515) 576-6115

Beth came back to the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota in May, 2022. She is engaged to be married next year. She has 3 children: Nathan, Natalie and Nevein. When she is not working Beth enjoys camping, fishing, going to kids sports and spending time with her family. Her favorite new vehicle is the new Ford Bronco "and not the baby Bronco!"

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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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Alicia Premo
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115

Alicia joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota team in May 2021. Her work experience includes 4 years' experience as an Assistant manager at Casey's General Store. Her husband, Casey is a Service Technician. Alicia & Casey have 2 children, Skylar who is 13 who loves sports and Ajay who is 8 and likes to be outside on his bike. They also have 3 dogs. When she is not at work Alicia enjoys being outdoors and fishing. Her favorite Ford is the Mustang because its fast.

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Cindy Colwell
Detail Specialist
(515) 576-6115

Cindy joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Family in September 2021. She has 4 children Kaydance is 17 and is a Senior in High School, Zander is 15 and a Junior, Ashlyn is 11 and in 6th grade and Brantley is 3 and loves nerf guns and big trucks like his Dad. When she is not at work Cindy enjoys fishing, shooting her bow and hunting. Her favorite new Ford is the Ford Raptor because it's really cool looking.

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Caleb Conrad
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) 576-6115

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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Branden Britton
Parts Sales
(515) 576-3126

Branden joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in November 2021. Branden has worked in either service or parts since 2016. He needs just a couple classes to complete his Level 2 Mopar Technician certification. He also has 10 years experience in food service. In his free time Branden enjoys playing video games and spending time in the outdoors. His favorite vehicle is the Land Cruiser. "I'd love to afford one, that thing is a tank!."

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ABRA Body Shop

Melissa Aldrich
Body Shop Estimator
(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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Thomas Weichers
ABRA Body Shop Estimator
(515) 576-5745


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Ashley Decker
ABRA Business Co-Ordinator
(515) 576-5645

Ashley joined the Fort Dodge Ford Toyota family in October 2021. She worked as a waitress at Village Inn for 11 years. She has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening and fishing. She loves spending time outside with family and friends.

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