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Doug Noyes

Doug Noyes
General Sales Manager

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Tom Krusemark

Tom Krusemark
Owner/President/General Manager

Tom loves cars. Whether chasing them at auction, hand picking them for his dealerships, or personally selling them, Tom is always hands-on and hard at work when it comes to his inventory. But just a few minutes with Tom and you will find it is not just the cars he loves, it is the people. When the phone is ringing or when a customer is waiting for assistance, Tom is frequently the first to help. In fact, he has been known run a car through the car wash or buff out a scratch or two - whatever it takes to make sure every customer need is met. So the next time you call or stop by do not be surprised if you are welcomed by Tom. He - along with the rest of the staff at Valu Ford & Chrysler - is truly grateful for your business!

Tom is a native of Elbow Lake, Minnesota where he lives with his wife Kari. Tom and Kari have two daughters, Hope and Abby, one a graduate of Concordia College and one who attends NDSU, Fargo, ND. One of Tom's favorite pastimes is mowing, so don't be surprised if you see him cutting the grass at Valu Ford & Chrysler.

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Farrah Hagen

Farrah Hagen
Sales Consultant

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Farrah comes to Valu with diversified experience including a background in criminal justice. She is a busy mom which we know in part lends her the gifted quality of patience along with her top qualities of "persistence, accuracy, and being honorable." Farrah is passionate about cars and enjoys helping customers find exactly what they are looking for, but most of all appreciates the family-orientated culture and atmosphere of Valu and her team! Farrah enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors as often as possible and playing all sorts of games with her kids. On the cold blustery days of winter, she works on crocheting blankets to donate to the local shelter. She’s been teaching her daughters as they get older to crochet as well, in hopes they too will learn the importance of giving back to the community. If Farrah could have any vehicle, it would be a truck that doesn’t exist quite yet! Something with oversized tires and rims, panoramic moonroof, and an ultra sound system throughout with waterproof tailgates speakers in the back. Plus, the color would be a retro pink metallic trimmed in silver! Maybe she should start designing for Ford or Ram?

Michael Moen

Michael Moen
Sales Manager/Finance

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Witney Willard

Witney Willard
Sales Consultant

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While new to the automotive business, Witney is no stranger to business and customer service. Take one look at her smile, get her on the phone, or come see her in person, and you will know she is an absolute natural with genuine care for helping you find the vehicle you are looking for! Witney's bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State in marketing is just one piece of the pie that makes her so well rounded and a perfect fit for her role as Sales Consultant. Her career in customer service really started when she was in high school, busting her tail off as a server at the local Elbow Lake restaurant her sister owned. After graduating from college, she went back into hospitality, this time as a restaurant manager. Since then, she's aquired even more management experience with roles in customer service, as well as brand and product management. Family is everything for Witney and exactly the reason why she and her husband Dan moved back to rural Minnesota where they reside in their cozy nest on the lake. With their two littles, they enjoy everything that lake life offers: fishing, swimming, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. A few lesser known facts about Witney-- she has a knack for all things DIY and crafty, and if she could have any car in the world, she'd be driving with the top down on a baby pink '67 Ford Mustang.

Todd Blehr

Todd Blehr
New Car Manager

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Loyalty is one word that describes Todd. He's been with Valu Ford for 25 years! His experience speaks volumes in selecting new car inventory for our lot. What's kept him with us all this time? "Everyday is different. You never get bored. I love the people I work with and have a supportive wife allowing me to work the hours I do." An avid hunter, Todd enjoys escaping to his 60 acres of hunting land where little cell phone reception lends itself to a peaceful getaway. He'd easily take a week's vacation there; however, Jerusalem remains a place he'd love to visit someday.

Mike Hadfield

Mike Hadfield
Sales

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Mike joined our sales staff in 2011. He previously worked in sales/service of commercial and residential irrigation systems. (Next time you are at the Minnesota Zoo you can check out his handy-work in the Grizzly Bear Exhibit.) At Valu Ford & Chrysler, Mike works in new and used sales. He also handles the majority of our state and fleet bids, due to their complexity, time consumption, and the need for consistency.

Mike lives in Benson with his wife Nicole. They have a very busy household with three children, Tyler, Logan and Connor, as well as two dogs and a cat. Mike enjoys spending time with his family and golfing. In the winter months he is very busy both coaching youth hockey and watching his kids on the ice.

Joleen Hanson

Joleen Hanson
Finance Manager

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Joleen has been a familiar face at both our GM and Ford/Chrysler stores since February 2002. She has worked in a variety of roles in sales, finance, marketing and business development. She is excited to be filling the shoes of Valu Ford & Chrysler's finance manager, a role that she filled in the past and really enjoys because of the interaction with customers. In her free time, Joleen enjoys reading, running, watching horror movies, and searching for her new favorite pair of shoes. She and her family have resided in Alberta, MN since 1994. Her goals include more frequent travel and extra Sunday afternoon naps.

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Cari Thorson

Cari Thorson
Administrative Assistant

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Cari is a the cheery voice answering phones and friendly face at the front desk, ready to direct your needs at Valu Ford. She loves the fast-paced environment of the automotive industry and has worked in it for a great part of her career. Whether she is answering phones, assisting customers, working with inventory, or managing vehicle titles, she stays busy! Coffee keeps her up to speed at work until she goes home to unwind with her family and two pets.

Deidra Mack

Deidra Mack
Administrative Assistance

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Greeting you on the phone and at the front desk of the dealership is Deidra. For years, Deidra served customers at her local gas station, multi-tasking and becoming skilled in many areas of the business. She enjoys the change in pace and the structure in her job as an administrative assistant at Valu, but what really makes her role great are the personalities of all the people she gets to work with. In her free time, Deidra enjoys playing with her son and her boyfriend's kids and taking their dogs, Shelby & Rebel, for walks. Fitting for her workplace, Deidra has always really liked cars. Growing up, she and her family would go on camping trips and center their vacation around some of the biggest auto shows in the nation. If she could have any car, she'd love a Dodge Challenger, but after getting a ride in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Trailhawk at this spring's auto show in Minneapolis, it's a toss-up!

Dennis Kashmark

Dennis Kashmark
Controller

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Dennis graduated with a degree in accounting from Concordia College. Little did he know that he graduated with the same degree, the same year as his future employer, Joel Krusemark. Dennis has been keeping things running smooth for Krusemark Automotive for over 20 years. He appreciates the simple things in life: time with family, walking with his wife, doing yard work, and enjoying nature through camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Consequently, his go to anthem is "Fishin in the Dark."

Hope Schmidt

Hope Schmidt
Marketing & Communications Manager

Although Hope started her career as an elementary teacher, she's finding it very interesting learning her own lessons within her social media/marketing position at Valu Ford & Chrysler. A self-proclaimed Facebook and Pinterest addict, she enjoys using her eye as a consumer to analyze the back end of online marketing. Between occasional visits to the dealership, Hope's in good company working from home alongside her furry feline friend, Archie. Hope and her husband enjoy their weekends at a little log lake cabin where she's greeted by sunrise yoga on the deck and coffee with a view. She brakes for yard sales and won't miss the chance to find hidden treasures to decorate her home at the flea market.

Harol Herrera

Harol Herrera
Detail Specialist

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Harol came to Valu looking for a new career experience with opportunities for growth. Originally from Nicaragua, Harol came to Morris seeking a career and education at the University. While he already speaks fantastic English, he is passionate about furthering his fluency through the interpersonal connections with staff and customers at Valu.

Joe Blascyk

Joe Blascyk
Service Advisor

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The automobile and service industry has been a part of Joe's life since he was a child. Growing up with a father who was a mechanic, he learned a lot about vehicles. Prior to his job as service adviser at Valu Ford & Chryser, Joe worked as a parts and service advsier for John Deere. He likes the variety and pace of his position at Valu, with each day presenting different challenges, unique vehicle needs and people to work with. Moreover, Joe enjoys the opportunity to assist and accommodate you, making sure that we get your vehicle working at its optimum level as efficiently as possible. Joe resides in Hoffman with his wife and three kids where he is an active fireman on the local fire department. His kids keep him busy, but in his spare time he enjoys golf course outings and snowmobiling.

Joseph Goulet

Joseph Goulet
Detail Specialist

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Joseph, a local high school student, joined the detail department after hearing through the grapevine of another Valu employee that we were hiring. When asked what the best part of his role in detail was, he said, "getting to drive and see a lot of different cars." In his free time, Joseph enjoys hunting, fishing, swimming, and off-roading on the Appleton trails.

Patrick Reimers

Patrick Reimers
Detail Specialist

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Prior to his current role as a detail specialist at Valu, Patrick worked for an electric company and actually became acquainted with Valu through visits to the service department to repair and install remote starts on vehicles. He's always been interested in cars and is enjoys seeing the ins and outs of the many different makes and models he details. He loves the feel of Mustang Shelbys and if he could drive anything, it would be a 1978 Dodge Charger. Having a father in the army, Patrick grew up moving from California to Berlin to Maryland before finally settling down in Chokio, his grandmother's hometown. Together with his wife, Chrissy, Patrick has 4 young children that keep him busy; however, he enjoys rebuilding old motorcycles when he gets some down time.

Paul Blascyk

Paul Blascyk
Service Technician

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Todd Staples

Todd Staples
Service Advisor

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Todd welcomed the change of entering the automotive business after years of raising pigs. He enjoys the opportunity to interact with you, serving as the liaison between you and the service department. To relax, Todd enjoys camping at the lake, taking the pontoon out and just floating in the calm, peaceful water. If he could travel anywhere in the world, he would go back to Paris with his wife as there is just so much more to see.

Tyler Erickson

Tyler Erickson
Service Technician

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Growing up around a family shop, Tyler jokes that he was "born with motor oil in his veins." He couldn't imagine life without a wrench or without the ability to pursue his passion in automotive mechanics. While Tyler already has years and years of hands on experience, he is also in the process of becoming Ford Certified and working toward Master Certification for both Ford and Chrysler. He's grateful that his career as a technician is one that helps ensure your safety on the road. Beyond his life in the shop, Tyler is a avid hockey fan and former state hockey player. He also enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and ripping around on four wheelers.

Dean Pederson

Dean Pederson
Parts Manager

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Dean has parts down to a rhythm and science. In fact, this is his 43rd year working with parts! He enjoys getting to work with you to help you find the parts you need. Dean has a large family with 10 grandchildren. If they're lucky, they get to enjoying panfishing with Grandpa off the pontoon and reap the benefits of Dean's 6 acre fruit, vegetable, and flower gardens!

Ordell Grewe

Ordell Grewe
Service Technician

Ordell has a wealth of experience that he brings to Valu Ford & Chrysler. He has been "in the shop" for over 34 years, but has been willing to leave that behind at times to take a spot out front with the customers. So, if you see him out front, not to worry, his experienced hands will probably be back on your vehicle as soon as Gary gets back from lunch! Ordell lives in Alberta with his wife Deb. They have a son, Todd and a daughter, Marie. They also have 1 grandchild. In his free time you can find Ordell fishing and hunting.

Greg Noaeill

Greg Noaeill
Service Technician

With an entire career of experience in mechanics, Greg has worked on Ford vehicles since 1979 and Chrysler since 1985. He likes fixing things and enjoys staying busy, solving the wide variety of problems he encounters daily in the vehicles he services. Greg also loves fishing, aiming to catch whatever is biting. His first vehicle was a 1969 Ford e300 van but he also owns a 1990 F150 and 2003 Superduty.

Bill O'meara

Bill O'meara
Service Technician

A graduate of Wahpeton School of Science, Bill spent his first 12 years working in Wahpeton in mechanics until a friend referred him to Valu Ford in Elbow Lake (Elbow Lake Ford and Mercury). He has been with us ever since, enjoying his co workers and the pleasure of getting things back and running. Bill adores his family, taking care of and spoiling his two grandchildren and grandpuppy. His first vehicle was a 1974 Plymouth Duster. Today, he dreams about a new Dodge Challenger, appreciating how they look true to the 1970s.

Daryl Broesder

Daryl Broesder
Shop Foreman

Daryl recalls his childhood memories of working on vehicles with his dad; he's always loved puzzles and trying to figure things out. As shop foreman, Daryl facilitates the process of vehicles serviced at Valu Ford, bringing you the best service possible along with a clean, smooth-running vehicle. Newer to our team and the Ford industry, Daryl only actually owns one Ford and it's a Ford Tractor! We're still working on converting him over and know he'd really like a new 1 Ton White Ram.