Our Team


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Meet Our Team

Since 1922, Mills has built a family tradition of trust through honesty and integrity.  We are a high achieving, results oriented Team who express our individual passions, desires, and drive through our creative and fun energy every day!
We develop mutual, long-term relationships with our Guests and Customers by exceeding their expectations, and creating world class experiences!

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Mills Automotive Group

Marisa Mills
Group General Manager

Since 1922, when my grandfather started the first of our companies, our family has stood for honesty, integrity, trust, doing what's right, courtesy, and customer service, with mutual long-term relationships with both our customers and Team Members. These qualities have carried over from everything my grandfather has done, and into everything my father and I do with all of our businesses. We intend to continue all of our efforts and business endeavors, now and in the future, in this same manner to ensure that we have a thriving Team and are exceeding our guest's and customer's expectations!

It has been my dream ever since I was a little girl to work with my father on an everyday basis in a leadership role with all of our businesses. I have been actively working with our companies since I was 15 years old, although I was in 'training' with my Dad for many years prior to that, as I would go along with him on many of his Mills Fleet Farm store checks. I attended Hamline University from 1993-1995 and Northwood University from 1995-1997, upon which time I graduated Summa Cum Laude. After much commitment, energy, focus, and determination, on behalf of my amazing Team and myself, I am now proud to say, that I am the owner and President of our Mills Automotive Group, and am business partners with my Dad! Lifelong dreams do come true! And, there is no one better that I'd want to be business partners with or have learned all I have learned from, than my wonderful Dad!

Through my passion of physical and emotional holistic healthcare and development, I have become a Certified Hendricks Conscious Living and Loving Coach. Please find my profile on the link listed below:

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I am truly blessed to be surrounded by some of the most amazing, talented, and dedicated individuals in the world that are on my team at the Mills Automotive Group! I am grateful for each of their individual and team contributions, hard work, personal responsibility, and continued growth that I am part of experiencing and witnessing on a daily basis! I truly love my Team, and I feel extremely grateful for them each and every day!

On my journey thus far, my personal and professional growth and development have been immensely impacted by these individuals and/or companies in various ways. And, from the bottom of my heart, I am grateful!

 









 

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Patrick Weideman
Director of Administration

Patrick started with the Mills Companies in 1983 as a computer programmer in the Mills Fleet Farm Distribution Center in Appleton, WI. He spent 12 years with the retail division and assisted with such projects as the implementation of an automated inventory and replenishment system and the acceptance of credit cards at the Fleet Farm stores. With the expansion of the Automotive Group in 1996, Patrick and his family moved to Brainerd to assist with the addition of Mills GM, Brainerd, Mills Ford Jeep of Willmar, and Mills Auto Center, Willmar. Patrick's role with the Automotive Group has grown to include both IT and Human Resources. He is very proud of his two grown sons, Chase and Mitchel. Patrick is an avid bicyclist and enjoys touring the Brainerd Lakes Area.

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Mike Riley
Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined Mills in 2013 after working as a financial services executive. He is originally from International Falls and a graduate of Augsburg College. Mike and his wife live in Brainerd with their two daughters. Outside of Mills, Mike enjoys anything outdoors.

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Ron Obeidzinski
Chief Financial Officer


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Bart Harmer
Director of Dealership Operations

Originally from Lakeville. Bart has been the automotive industry in Brainerd since 1994. Bart and his wife, Nicole, a science teacher at Brainerd High School, have two children, Cole and Cami. The family lives in Baxter. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard at Woods Hole, Mass., has a degree in law enforcement from Central Lakes College and studied criminal law at Bemidji State University. Bart is passionate about business, especially the car business. He enjoys supporting the Brainerd community, watching his kids' sporting events, hunting and other family outdoor activities.

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Kathleen Baumann
Buisness Office Manager

Originally from Avon and the youngest of eight children in her family, Kathleen is a graduate of Holdingford High School and the College of St. Benedict with degrees in accounting and business finance/management. Her career started with Larson Allen CPA as director of administration in the retirement plan division, then on to UPI as distributions manager. She has more than nine years experience in automotive. Kathleen and her husband, Paul, have two sons. The family lives in Pequot Lakes. She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, cooking, singing at weddings, playing the guitar and family time.

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Sharon Thomas
Executive Assistant

Sharon moved to the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area in 1987.  She joined the Mills Team in August 2008. Her career history and experience is in Human Resources and Administration. Sharon and her husband, Calvin, have two grown sons, who fill them with love and pride! Outside of loving her job and her amazing work family, Sharon enjoys her church family, friends, and bio-family including spending quality time at the cabin, on their Harley, fishing, four-wheeling, crafting, and of course participating in and starting shenanigans.

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Dawn Rasmussen
Business Development Manager

Dawn has worked in automotive since 2005, and has more than 16 years in customer service. Before joining Mills she was in customer service/insurance, handling credit cards, policies, retention and sales. Dawn is originally from Virginia Beach, VA. She and husband, Ed, live in Brainerd with their sons, Aubrey and Shannon.

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Kyle Hall
Customer Care Center Manager

Kyle joined the Mills Customer Care Center in November 2008. He later became videographer and did the vehicle videos for millsauto.com. In January 2014 he became a sales assistant, then was promoted nine months later to his current position. Kyle is originally from Brainerd and a graduate of Brainerd High School. Before joining Mills, Kyle sold parts and accessories to 150 motorcycle dealers for Parts Unlimited. Kyle and his wife, Linda, have three children, Keith, Brady and Alexis. The family lives in Brainerd.  Kyle is scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 45, races cars and is a race track announcer.

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Scott Hubert
Finance Director

Scott worked as an automotive Internet/Lease End Manager in the Twin Cities before joining Mills GM in 2015 as Business Manager. He was promoted to his current position in 2016. Scott moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 2007, and is a graduate of Central Lakes College with a degree in Computer Network Administration. Scott also worked at Bar Harbor in Lakeshore and was West Coast Territory Manager at Atomic Learning in Little Falls. He was born in Willmar and grew up in Chanhassen, graduating from Chaska High School in 1992. Scott currently lives in Brainerd with his fiancé, Veronica, and their two children, Ethan and Hailey. Outside of work, he plays basketball, guitar and piano. Scott also enjoys coaching youth basketball / baseball and loves volunteering in the community.

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Ian Ulrich
Marketing Director

Ian joined Mills in November 2014. A resident of Breezy Point, Ian previously owned a digital marketing agency. He is a graduate of Totino-Grace High School and the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, with degrees in marketing and business management. Ian and his wife, Whitney, a native of the Brainerd area, enjoy golfing, boating and sports.  He is also a member of the Pequot Lakes Fire Department and enjoys volunteering for a variety of organizations.

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Keith Larson
Marketing Manager

Keith joined the Marketing Team in February 2015 as a graphic designer, and was promoted to his current position in August 2017. A lifelong resident of Brainerd, Keith is a graduate of Brainerd High School and the Minneapolis Business College with a degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communications. Keith previously worked in Art Direction and Design at Red House Media/iTEAM Creative. Outside of work he's active in the community, and enjoys sports, music and time with family/friends.

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Bret Mattheisen
IT Manager

Bret joined Mills in 2011 after working 13 years as a systems engineer at Syvantis Technologies. He and his wife, Lacie, have three children. The family lives in Pillager, where Bret has been a member of Pillager Area Fire and Rescue since 2002, and a city council member since 2000. A graduate of Benson High School, Bret attended St. John's University, and graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in network administration. He enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and home remodeling.

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Chad Karas
Facilities / Construction Manager

Chad joined Mills in 2014 after working as a senior project manager for Widseth Smith Nolting, Baxter, and for Northway Construction Services, Baxter. For Widseth, he managed projects for Mills Fleet Farm, Mills Indoor Shooting/Archery Range and the new Mills Auto Center dealership in Willmar. He is originally from Braham and a graduate of Westview High School, Braham. He has additional training/certification in erosion/stormwater site management and project supervision. Chad and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, and family lives in Brainerd. He enjoys camping, traveling and exploring.

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Anne Hochmayr
Merchandising Specialist

After working in and managing her family's bridal shop in Bemidji for almost 20 years, Anne joined Mills in 2014. She is a graduate of Bemidji High School and attended Bemidji State University. Anne and her husband, Andy, love to fish. They also have a son, Drew, and the family lives in Lake Shore. Anne enjoys cooking (especially Thai dishes), gardening and canning vegetables from her garden.

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Samantha Bowman
Brainerd Events & Social Media Promoter

Sam joined Mills in May 2017. Originally from Ramsey, she is a graduate of Pierz Healy High School, Central Lakes College with an associates in arts degree, and Rasmussen College with a degree in business management. She has been a certified nursing assistant (CNA), worked in a call center for a financial institution, and medical billing. Sam and her husband, Michael, a service technician at the Mills Truck Service Center, live in Pierz. They have three dogs, two cats and six horses. She enjoys coaching the Pierz Junior Olympics team, horseback riding, four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, boating and family time.

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Ali Jacobsen
Willmar Events & Social Media Promoter

Ali joined Mills in August 2014 as a part-time receptionist at Mills Ford Chrysler and Mills Auto Center in Willmar. A year later she moved to the sales team at Mills Ford Chrysler, then later returned to the receptionist desk full time. Ali moved to the Marketing Team in June 2017. She had previously been with Divine House Inc. where she assisted residents. Ali is a graduate of New London-Spicer High School and now lives in Willmar. She was a student in the photography program for one semester at Ridgewater College, Willmar, then moved to complete and graduate from the cosmetology program. Ali has two other family members with Mills Automotive in Willmar. Her father, Mike "Jake" Jacobsen, is general manager of the Mills Parts Center, and her brother, Ben, is a service technician at Mills Auto Center. Her mother, Kristin, is a special education teacher at Kerkhoven Murdock Sunburg Elementary School. Outside of work, Ali takes care of her two rescue dogs, enjoys travel, local culture, car shows, photography, and time with family/friends.

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Mills Ford Brainerd

Brady Sladek
General Manager

Brady joined the Mills Ford Sales team on September, 2003. He was previously employed with the Mills GM Detail Department since September, 1999. Brady grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area, and recently graduated from the College of Saint Scholastica. When he's not working Brady enjoys biking and spending time with his friends.

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Sean Vagts
Used Vehicle Sales Manager

Previously a loan officer and personal banker for seven years at US Bank, Sean joined Mills in October 2014. He also worked 15 years in automotive sales and sales management, and served three years in the U.S. Army. Originally from Iowa, Sean and his wife, DeeDee, moved to Brainerd in 2000, and they have three children, Seth, Gavin and Avery. The family enjoys camping, fishing, snowmobiling, lake outings, baseball and soccer, with Sean also coaching youth hockey and baseball games.

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Brian Smith
New Vehicle Sales Manager

Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Brian joined Mills in 2014. He previously worked in automotive sales and retail sportswear management. He is a graduate of Brainerd High School and attended Central Lakes College. Outside of work, Brian enjoys golf, fishing and time with family and friends.

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Joshua Sand
Finance Manager

Joshua joined Mills in 2016. He is originally from Pine River, a graduate of Pine River-Backus High School, Central Lakes Collage, Brainerd, and the University of Phoenix with a degree in management. Joshua previously worked at Harrah's in South Lake Tahoe.  He and his wife, Briana, have a daughter, and the family lives in Brainerd.  Joshua enjoys hunting, fishing and family time.

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Chad Ohman
Finance Manager

Previously a sales manager for TradeHome working in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and North Dakota, Chad joined Mills in 2015.  Chad is a graduate of Brainerd High School. He enjoys fishing, hunting, camping and travel.

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Al Porta
Parts and Service Manager

Al joined Mills in 2012 and has worked more than 30 years in automotive. He and his wife have two daughters and the family lives in Pine River. The family enjoys boating, horseback riding, four-wheeling, biking and walking with their pets. Al is a graduate of Buffalo High School, and served in the U.S. Army.

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Marvin Schmaltz
Parts Manager

A long-time Brainerd resident and graduate of Brainerd High School, Marvin joined Mills in 1984. He and his wife, Sherry, have two children. Marvin enjoys all outdoor activities and vacationing with his family.

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Mills GMC Buick Brainerd

Brian Kopek
Sales Manager

Born in the Motor City, Detroit, Brian grew up in and has lived the car business. His dad was a claims manager for AAA, and, as Brian says, "he knew every car on the road." Brian's first job at 19 was with Holley Automotive, where he was an engineering technician. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in auto engineering technology. Before joining Mills in November 2009, his career included eight years with Ford Motor Company in Michigan as a field representative for parts and service; service and sales at the Ford regional office in Minneapolis for seven years; sales for five years at Rochester Ford-Toyota, and five years of sales for Saturn in St. Paul. He and his wife, Hollie, enjoy biking and all outdoor activities with their children, Nikolas and Lily.

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Ray Giles
Sales Manager

Ray began his career in the car business in 1988. He joined Mills GM in June, 1997. Ray is a lifelong Brainerd area resident and enjoys NASCAR and tinkering in his garage in his spare time.

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Danny Sargent
Finance Manager

Danny joined Mills in October 2014. He was previously with Zorbaz on Gull Lake, where he was a manager of employees and daily operations. Originally from Minneapolis, Danny and his wife, Maggie, have two sons, Peyton and Paxton. The family lives in Pequot Lakes. Danny is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School and studied software development at Western Governors University. Outside of work he enjoys sports and taking apart and learning about anything with a computer.

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Brent Mackcow
Service Manager

Brent leads the service team after having worked as a sales and leasing consultant at Mills GM. He was previously general manager at Best Buy in Baxter for nine years. Besides Baxter, his 18-years with the company included positions at stores in Blaine, Edina, Apple Valley and St. Cloud. He was a psychology student for three years at Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI, and started working part-time for Best Buy during college. Brent and his wife, Julie, are both natives of Blaine and graduated from Blaine High School. They have three sons, Cody, Cole and Landon. The family lives in Baxter and is very active in football, hockey and baseball. They also enjoy boating and spending time with friends.

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Chris Sliver
Parts Manager

Having held positions in automotive service, parts, tires and management since 1992, Christ joined Mills GM in February 2016. Originally from Bloomington, Christ attended Kennedy Senior High School, and studied in the electrical, welding and metal fabrication programs at technical schools. A resident of Baxter since 1993 where he is a past president of the Baxter Elementary PTA, Christ also previously lived in Denver and Anchorage. He and his wife, Jackie, have been married since 1979. They have three adult children, Amber, Ashley and Alex, along with nine grandchildren. Christ enjoys family time, reading, writing, cooking, billiards, camping, lawn care and woodworking. He is an inventor and a co-patent holder of a fast drywall cutting tool.

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Mills Honda Brainerd

Matt Anderson
General Manager

Matt grew up in Outing, and has lived in Minnesota all his life. Before getting into automotive in 2003, Matt was a casino vault supervisor, which included responsibilities to count money. He also drove and delivered for Federal Express for six years. Matt joined Honda in 2006 and has been service manager since 2007. He enjoys fishing, spending time with his 10-year-old daughter, and friends.

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Dane Milender
Sales Manager

Dane has worked in automotive since 2008. A native of Brainerd, Dane is a graduate of Brainerd High School, Central Lakes College, and St. Cloud State University with a degree in social work. He served from 1990 to 1996 in the U.S. Army Reserves as a heavy equipment operator and combat engineer. For 15 years, Dane was manager of Milender Residential Services, a foster care facility for developmentally disabled adults. He lives in Brainerd and enjoys fishing, hunting, exercise and anything to do with the outdoors.

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Scott Pikula
Used Vehicle Manager

A resident of East Gull Lake and Brainerd High School graduate, Scott has been with Honda since 2010. He worked 15 years for M.G. Carlson Construction, Baxter, as a project manager, estimator and supervisor. Scott is a graduate of the machine trades program at Central Lakes College, Staples, and has a degree in architecture technology from St. Cloud State University. He is also a state certified building inspector. After work, Scott enjoys riding his motorcycle, fishing and boating.

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Andrew Jay
Finance Manager

Andrew joined Mills in 2016. A native of Brainerd and a graduate of Brainerd High School, Andrew previously lived in Georgia, and traveled the country building/inspecting zip lines, rock climbing walls and high rope courses. He later returned to Brainerd and was a brewer. Andrew and his wife, Kalie, live near Brainerd with their dog, Griswold. Outside of work he enjoys upland bird and big game hunting, fishing and time with family/friends.

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Tyler Sundberg
Service Manager

Tyler has been around cars all of his life. As a young boy he would watch his father work the service drive most Saturdays. Tyler joined Mills in 2016 after working five years as a detailer, service runner, service advisor assistant and service advisor in St. Cloud and Brooklyn Center. He is a graduate of Elk River High School and the University of North Dakota with degrees in aviation/air traffic control and communications. Tyler is also an Eagle Scout. He enjoys snowmobiling, four-wheeling, fishing, camping, backpacking and hunting.

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Scott Stall
Parts Manager

With a career in automotive that started in 1984 with Ryder Truck Rental, Scott joined Mills in 2014. He was previously with Ryder Truck Rental, BNSF Railroad and Deason Service as a truck/trailer mechanic/foreman, heavy equipment mechanic and service manager. Scott was also a small business owner and adjunct college manufacturing instructor. He is originally from Mahnomen and a graduate of Mahnomen High School, a graduate of the diesel mechanic program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, and Central Lakes College with a degree in business management.  Scott and his wife, Carla, have three sons and a daughter, and they live in Brainerd.  Outside of work, Scott enjoys hunting, fishing and family time.

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Mills Ford Chrysler of Willmar

Jeff Smith
General Manager

A Willmar native, Jeff has been in management since 1993 and joined Mills Ford Chrysler as service manager in September 2003. He is the father of three children, Jack, Lindsey and Nolan. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, working around the house, hunting and traveling.

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Tom Schroepfer
Sales Manager

Tom's career in automotive began in 1988, and he joined Mills in March 1997. Tom was promoted to used car sales manager in November 2005, and then to his current position in 2013. When not at work Tom and his wife, Sue, married since 2002, enjoy being on the lake. Tom also tries to find time for hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends.

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Derek Stovern
Used Vehicle Manager

Derek joined Mills in 2015 after working three years in automotive sales in Redwood Falls and Hector. He is a graduate of Howard Lake-Waverly High School, attended Mankato State University and a graduate of the Continental Auctioneer School, Mankato.  A resident of Bird Island since 1996, Derek and his wife, Tami, have three children, Shelby, Brady and Abby. He is a member of the Bird Island Lions Club, youth baseball coach, baseball game public address announcer and a member of the Bird Island Economic Development Authority. Outside of work, Derek enjoys attending his children's volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, football games, and dance line performances.  He is also an Eagle Scout and a Boy Scout leader in Olivia.

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Mills Auto Center of Willmar

Mark Hieb
General Manager

With an automotive career in sales, finance and customer service that started in 2001, Mark joined Mills in July 2015. He was previously with dealerships in St. Cloud and Monticello. Mark is originally from Medina, ND., a graduate of Medina High School, was a student in  computer and business programs at Union College, Lincoln, Neb., and holds Google Analytics Certification. In addition to his automotive background, Mark was with Fargo-based Tharaldson Enterprises as manager of operations for 13 hotels. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children and live in St. Cloud. Outside of his work at Mills, Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, four-wheelers and snowmobiles, along with golf and basketball.

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Sandra Smith
Sales Manager

Sandra joined Mills in December 2014 as an administrative manager at Mills Auto Center and Mills Ford Chrysler. She was promoted to her current position in November 2016. Sandra was previously store manager at Herberger's in Willmar, where she spent 22 years in many different roles. She is a graduate of Culbertson High School in Montana, and the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, with a degree in business administration.  Outside of work, Sandra enjoys CrossFit work outs, running, reading, time and with friends and family, especially her children's events.

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Wes David
Used Vehicle Manager

Wes joined Mills in 2016 after working seven years as a sales consultant for dealerships in St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. He was also a manager/trainer for Holiday Station Stores, a business owner, and a graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School. Wes and his wife, Jennifer, have five children together and the family lives in Freeport. He is a member of the Freeport Fire & Rescue. When time allows, Wes loves to fish.

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Ken Plombon
Sales Manager


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Roberta Sharpe
Finance Manager

After initially joining Mills in 2015 as a part time receptionist/cashier, Roberta moved to sales in 2016. She was previously a blackjack dealer/pit boss and worked in the beverage department at Jackpot Junction Hotel and Casino. Roberta also owned a beauty/hair salon for six years. She is originally from Wisconsin, but her family moved to Renville when she was 10. Roberta is a 1980 graduate of Renville High School and a 1998 graduate of Ridgewater College with a degree in cosmetology. She lives in Willmar. Roberta has two daughters, Emma and Taylor. Outside of work, Roberta is active in community theatre, teaching Sunday School teaching and singing in the church choir. She enjoys golf, cards, music, billiards, cooking, and time with family and friends.

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Dan Swart
Service Manager

Dan joined Mills Auto Center in October of 1988. Dan and his wife Linda have 4 children; Connor, Ava, Audrey and Charles. In his free time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

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The BodyWorks

Sid Osterman
General Manager

Sid painted his first car, a 1963 Impala he called "The Streak", in his dad's dirt floor shop near Frazee.  He was born and raised on the family's dairy farm. Sid is a graduate of Perham High School. He joined Mills in February of 1998. A resident of Pequot Lakes, Sid enjoys summer drag racing, hunting and spearing. He has three children and enjoys time with his grandchildren.

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Travis Hahn
Lead Estimator

After starting as an automotive adjuster for Progressive Insurance, Travis joined The BodyWorks in 2011. A native of Fargo, ND., Travis moved to the Brainerd area in 1990. He is a graduate of Brainerd High School and St. Cloud State University with a degree in communications studies. Travis and his wife, Amber, have two children, Harper and Hayley. The family lives in Baxter. Outside of work, Travis enjoys golf, softball and riding his fat tire bike year-round on the Cuyuna trails.

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Barb Sorenson
Marine & Glass Repair

After working in sales and customer service at Herberger's, Barbara joined The BodyWorks in 1999. She is originally from Staples and a graduate of Staples-Motley High School. Barbara is also a graduate of Lowthian College, Minneapolis. She and her husband, John, have two sons, Hunter and Cody. The family lives in Pillager. Barbara loves to cook and quilt, wants to learn a new language, and enjoys time with her dogs, summer at the cabin and fishing on the pontoon.

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Mills Parts Center

Mike “Jake” Jacobsen
General Manager

With a management career that started in 1991, Jake, joined Mills in 2016 after working the past two years as a purchasing agent at West Central Steel, Willmar. Before that he was owner/vice president of West Central Bearing, Alexandria, for 13 years. Jake is a native of Willmar, a graduate of Willmar High School, and a graduate of Ridgewater College where he studied automotive parts, merchandising, carpentry and business. Jake and his wife, Kristin, live in Willmar. They have two children, Ali, a receptionist at Mills Ford Chrysler, and Ben, a service technician at Mills Auto Center.   Jake is well-known for his work on classic cars, having restored or reconditioned 15 vehicles, which includes a 1956 Chevy truck and a 1970 Chevelle. He also enjoys pheasant hunting, driving ATV's, snowmobiling, camping and fishing.

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Rob Baker
Parts Director

Rob has been with Mills for 32 years. He is currently the acting Parts Director. He enjoys working one on one with our customers to establish strong working relationships. Service is always a priority with our Team! He and his wife, Janice, have a son, Jason and 2 grandsons, Chase and Kolby. Together they enjoy camping, snowmobiling, boating, restoring cars, and spending time together.

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Tim Simenson
Outside Sales and Route Development Manager

Tim has held several positions at Mills Parts Center since 1984, including parts sales, route representative and route manager. He was also a sales consultant for Manley Motors before it was acquired by Mills in the late 1990's. His sales background also includes positions with Automotive Parts Solutions for 12 years and Haug Kubota for two years.  Born and raised in Willmar, Tim attended the automotive parts program at what is now Ridgewater Technical College. Tim and his wife, Beckie, principal of Litchfield Middle School, have two children, Kyle, and Katherine, a Willmar Fest princess in 2006-2007. The family includes three grandchildren.  Tim raced snowmobiles for eight years with his son, Kyle, who retired in 2006 as a semi-pro for Arctic Car and Polaris. He is also active with Willmar Cardinal Proud and Pheasants Forever, and is a state firearms instructor. Outside of work, Tim enjoys hunting, fishing, all motor sports and time on the lake with family and friends.

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Susan Tagtow
ASR and AR Collections Manager


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Mills Truck Service Center

Shawn Coil
Truck Shop Manager

Shawn says he has been "spinning wrenches" since 1978, and most of it on diesel trucks and heavy equipment. He was a helicopter service technician for 10 years and currently owns a small outpost store in northern Minnesota.  Shawn and his wife have four children and three grandchildren. Outside of work, Shawn loves the outdoors, including a passion for hunting and fishing.

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Marilyn DeRosier
Parts & Service Coordinator

Marilyn has been with Mills since 2001.  She has 3 children, Becky, Mike and Fletcher.  They are (as she describes) "as wonderful as their mother".  Since 2001 Marilyn has been a service advisor, warranty administrator, cashier, dispatcher and self-described mental health psychologist.  Marilyn's favorite part of the job is truly the people she works with and the customers she serves.  When not at work, Marilyn enjoys Sunday afternoon picnics, relaxing with the family on the river, and fishing for anything that bites!

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Mills Auto Xtreme

Nate “Maximizer” Hill
Aftermarket Manager

Nate joined Mills in 2008 as a detail technician at The Body Works Super Collision Center. He is a native of the Brainerd Lakes Area and a 2007 graduate of Pillager High School. Nate has two children, Skyler and Kynleigh.  Outside of work he enjoys four-wheeling, motocross, being outdoors with friends and thinking of ways to accessorize vehicles.

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Dan Lundberg
Graphics Team Manager

Having over a decade in the graphics industry, backed with extensive hours behind the computer in designs, has prepared "Digital Dan" to assist our customers and bring them to the next level. Transforming a logo into a mobile graphic wrap is his specialty; whether it's as simple as a smart phone graphic or and idea not yet on paper, he can turn it into an eye explosive moving semi graphic wrap. Digital Dan is ready to help you get that look you're hoping for and more.  Strengths: Having an ability to Design a concept from scratch and scale it up to print large format with the final application and saving customers money by sticking within one company.

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