Sales Staff

Joseph Sohn - Sales Manager

My name is Joe Sohn, I have spent the last 14 years in the automotive industry and it has been exceptional. I take pride in meeting people and helping them find exactly what they are looking for. A vehicle tells a lot about a person and I will always do what it takes to find a car or truck that fits someone's personality, everyday lifestyle, and everyday needs at a great value. Outside of work my time is spent with my family and that keeps me very busy! My oldest son Kyle has decided to follow in my footsteps and has just recently joined the auto sales industry in Omaha, Nebraska where he attended college and has called home for the past few years. In Eagle Lake I have my beautiful wife Jen and our two daughters CalleeJo (9) and Kiya (3) that are my pride and joy. Jen stays very busy taking them to dance, gymnastics, shopping, after school activities and of course makes time for playing dress up and painting nails. I however, have a passion for sports and am a very avid Iowa Hawkeye and Minnesota Vikings fan. My girls have cheerleading outfits for several teams and dress up and cheer with me during the game...that makes a very proud Daddy! I may not be able to put a ponytail in their hair but I do know how to teach them to throw a football! My name is Joe Sohn and I look forward to meeting and assisting you here at Mankato Ford.

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Bruce Halvorson - Sales Manager

Angela Okon - Marketing Director

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and at 11 years old I moved to small town Arlington, MN. Most people don’t believe me when I say I grew up on a farm! But my farm background instilled a work ethic and discipline within myself that still holds strong today. I recently graduated from Minnesota State University with my BA in Communication and Marketing. I am new to the car business but I couldn’t be happier to have chosen such a wonderful company and group of motivated people to start my career, here at Mankato Ford. When I’m not at work you will most likely find me at the gym, walking my 120 lb. Rottweiler, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors. I am very passionate about the work I do in all aspects of my life, I find happiness in the realization that I have accomplished something.

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Jeffrey Fette - Internet Sales Manager

I am Jeffrey Fette and I am a sales consultant here at Mankato Ford, I grew up in Waseca and attended college at Minnesota State University graduating with a Marketing Degree. I have been in the car business for over 7 years. I have worked for the Ford dealership in the past and after working for GM and Chrysler I realized I am a strong believer in the Ford product line. What I am most passionate about is my family, my lovely wife Sarah and my 13 year old son Dalton. I am very proud of my son for his achievements as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. What motivates me at work is being able to meet new people, working with them to fulfill their automotive needs, and seeing them happy with their purchase. When I’m not at work you can find me at home working on the yard, fishing, or sitting on the deck enjoying a cocktail.

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Erik Olson - Sales Consultant

I am a native of the area and spent time on the west coast where I learned to appreciate the seasonal change in the upper Midwest. I have been in the automotive industry for three years at Mankato Ford. Automobiles have been a passion of mine my entire life. In my youth you would often find me with my nose in such magazines as: Automobile, Motor Trend, and Road & Truck where they would be piled higher than my bed. This combined with real estate credited to my Great Aunt and Grandfather who were always buying and selling. Previous to automotive industry I worked in the entertainment industry in front and behind the camera. This began with a passion for the theatre which remains to this day. When I am not at work you will find me with family and friends on the lake. In this industry the most important thing I want to bring to the table is the sincerity and attention to the customer. I enjoy buying the car with each customer.

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Troy Eykyn - Sales Consultant

Following in the footsteps of my Father I have pursued a career in sales. Professionally my passion is building strong relationships with clients as well as co-workers. Personally I am passionate about cooking, hockey, and most importantly my children. When I'm not at work you will most likely find me on the ice playing/watching hockey, watching football, or cooking a delicious meal for my family. Something most may not know about me; I won 5th place in state at Giant Salam Ski & was on Pro Modul Tour for 2 years.

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Bill Peck - Sales Consultant

I have been in the Automobile business for over 30 years. I have Worked exclusively for Ford Motor Company all 30 years. I have always believed in the company and the products they produce, as they are set to the highest standards in the industry. I have lived in the area my whole life. I enjoy outdoor activities year round, as well as dining out, and spending time with family and friends. I enjoy working here at Mankato Ford, as I have been here for over a year, and am excited about their continued growth. I especially like meeting new people each day, it allows me to create new friendships. Feel free to ask for me when you come in.

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Angela Foster - Sales Consultant

I really enjoy my job because I get to meet a variety of different people and help with them with one of the most important decisions they could make. Choosing the right vehicle that best suits their needs. Although I’m new to this industry, I have been in the business of customer service for many years as a cosmetologist and as a salon manager. I have an outgoing personality and enjoy working with people and making sure they have a smile on their face when they walk out the door. Whether it be because we found the right hair style or the right vehicle, my job is making people happy and I love it! When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have three kids who keep me very busy and make me laugh every day. Watching them learn and grow makes me so proud and keeps me young. I like to try new things, meet new people, and say “yes” (as much as possible) to new experiences that will help me learn and grow and cultivate positivity in all aspects of life. It’s great to meet you!

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Debra Wetter - Sales Consultant

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James Dickinson - Sales Consultant

My name is James but most people call me Jim or Jimmy. I have been a ceramic tile setter for the past 9 years and needed a change. Work smarter not harder. I have worked in the car business now for two years. One thing I really enjoy with this job is the chance to meet new people and to be able to listen to my customers and have them leave happy with the vehicle they love. My clients are most happy with my non pushy sales approach. My time in the industry has been short but making big steps towards making his a long term career. I spend my free time with my family, I have three beautiful daughters ages 11, 10, and a newborn. We like to spend time at the music studio playing music with friends and family.

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Finance

Anthony Luevano - Finance Manager

I have been selling vehicles for over 4 years. I enjoy helping people find a vehicle that not only fits their budget but also their family's needs. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a new vehicle or pre-owned I can find the one that will fit your family every time. I'm a family man so when I'm not at work I am usually at my kids baseball games or simply playing Wii U with the kiddos. I look forward to helping you purchase your new vehicle. Feel free to ask for me when you come in.

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Nicholas Wegman - Finance/Inventory Manager

I've been in the automotive business since 2003. Because of my years in the business I am very knowledgeable on Ford vehicles. When I am not at work you will find me in a fishing boat or hanging out with my kids. As a member of the Management staff you can be assured that I will make sure you get the best deal humanly possible.

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Office

Charlie Sievers - Controller

My name is Charlie Sievers and I’m the Controller for Mankato Ford. I was born and raised in Iowa and moved to Mankato to attend college at Minnesota State University, Mankato. After graduating from MSU, I worked for an investment firm, an accounting department for a local warehouse distribution center and worked in the accounting office for a local software company before arriving at Mankato Ford in October 1999. In the winter I spend 3 or 4 days a week skiing at Mount Kato including racing Thursday nights with the Midwest Race League. During the spring and summer I enjoy playing slow-pitch softball and golfing. In the fall I spend a couple weeks’ pheasant hunting in South Dakota.

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Laurie Davis - Office Department-Accts Payable

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Sara Taylor - Accts Payable/Car Biller

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Beth Gjemse - Titling

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Shelly - Receptionist

“Thanks for calling Mankato Ford.” I have been in the car business for almost 20 years. If you could call in or walk in I will help you find the perfect person to satisfy all your vehicle needs.

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Service Department

Troy Herding - Service Manager

Amanda Randolph - Warranty Administrator

Paul Johnson - Assistant Service Manager

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Kerri Murry - Assistant Service Manager

Heather Schultz - Assistant Service Manager

Chad Christiansen - Service Technicians

Christian Garmin - Service Technicians

Christopher Jirak - Service Technicians

Dustin Maas - Service Technicians

Troy Roth - Service Technicians

John Schindler - Service Technicians

Jared Sorenson - Service Technicians

Mark Wilfahrt - Service Technicians

John Mejia - Service Technicians

Parts Department

Tim Anderson - Parts Manager

Aj Twedt - Parts Consultant

Todd Berger - Parts Consultant

Detail

Matt Nelson Detail Manager

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Andy Shimota Detail asst. Manager

Dylan Harms Detail Attendant

Quick Lane

Dan Dubal Quick Lane Manager

Anthony Turner Assistant Manager

Ryan Doan Assistant Manager

Chris Arduser Technician

Collin Stroth Technician

Spencer Condon Technician

Michael Daly Technician

Sean Kanlow Technician

Tom Thuening Technician

Jeff Pengilly Technician

Body Shop

Nathan Buboltz - Body Shop Manager