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1700 SE 16th St
Directions Ames, IA 50010

  • Sales: (888) 349-9321
  • Service: (877) 216-3369
  • Parts: (877) 761-8195

Meet the Team Members of Deery of Ames


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Administration

Nicole Hyer
Director of First Impressions
515-233-5000


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Jennifer Mayer
Office Assistant

Jennifer is from Melbourne Iowa.  She is going to DMACC in Boone then transferring to Iowa State for a degree in business.  She joined the team at Deery of Ames in August of 2016.  She ha a yellow lab mix with Huskey dog named Twinkie.  He motto is that "if you want something you have to work for it:   he is a member of the Melbourne Fire Department

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Robbin Olson
Office Manager
515-509-2234

Robbin is originally from Ames Iowa and has been in the car business since 1977.  She enjoys crocheting, cross stitch and reading,  Her motto is "treat others how you want to be treated"

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Susan Patten
Warranty Administator
515-509-2232


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Sales

Doug Lewis
General Sales Manager
515-509-2313

Doug was originally from LaPorte City and earned his BSW from UNI.  He has been in the auto business for 15 yrs and worked for Deery of Ames since June of 2016.  Doug and his wife Kelly have 2 girls Clair and Julia.   In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling and watching college football and basketball

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Ben Praska
Sales Manager
515-509-2216

Ben is originally from Cresco Iowa, joining Deery of Ames in 2014 originally as the Hybrid manager woking in both sales and service.  From that, he was promoted to Finance Manager and now New Car Sales Manager.  In his spare time, He enjoys playing Legos and Marble Run with his boys.  He also coaches his son's soccer team

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Marc Pineda
Sales and Leasing Professional
515-509-2312

Marc is originally from Webster City.  He previously worked for US Cellular for 6 years before joining the Deery Ames family in July of 2016.  His quote he lives by "successful is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence" as once stated by Colin Powell

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Katie Stahr
BDC/ Internet Sales
515-509-2231


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Joe Battles
Sales and Leasing Professional
515-509-2235


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Geoff Brown
Sales & Leasing Professional
515-509-2237


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Jason Mitchell
Sales & Leasing Professional
515-509-2317

Jason is originally from Bolingbrook Illinois.  He attended the University of Iowa for Mathematics  He has been selling vehicles since 2015.  

In his spare time, he enjoys football, baseball, music, and penguins

His quote he likes to live by is "through every dark night there is a brighter day as of that" - 2pac


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Jennifer Halstead
BDC/Internet Sales
515-509-2256

Jennifer's Hometown is Bondrant.  She attended Upper Iowa College studying Criminal Justice.  Her past work included Sales and Marketing and Banking background.  With those skills, she has been an asset to the car business for the last 6 years.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and being active with her children's activities. 

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Michael Spaulding
Sales and Leasing Professional
515-509-2315

Michael is originally from Janesville WI and attended Iowa State University studying Industrial Design,  He has experience in customer service and retail marketing before joining Deery of Ames lives by the Golden Rule.  Michael has 1.5 years experience of Naval ROTC wth Marine Option   His Hobbies and Interests include Mopar, Automobiles and Whole Design

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Ryan Whitmore
Sales and Leasing Professional
515-509-2870

Ryan's hometown is Marshalltown. and attended East Marshalltown High school.  He has been in the car business for 5 years.  In his spare time keeps busy with his 4 active children.  He also enjoys concerts and traveling.

Ryans motto that he lives by is "Your customer does not care how much you know until they know how much you care"

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Thomas Rodamer
Sales and Leasing Professional
515-509-2880

Thomas is originally from Wasilla Alaska and attended DMACC Central College.  His past work history includes being a strength coach and has been in auto sales before joining Deery of Ames in September of 2016.  His life motto is "somebody may beat me, but they are gong to have to bleed to do it"- Steve Prefontaine.  In his spare time, he enjoys baseball, motorcycles, lifting weights working on cars and driving his Hellcat.  He also enjoys customizing trucks

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Tristan Jeno
Sales and Leasing Professional
515-509-2203

Tristan is originally from Pocahontas Iowa. He comes from a background of Agriculture and Sales.  Tristan enjoys motorcycles and performance vehicles.

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Commercial Sales Department

Dominique Golden
Commercial Sales Assistant
515-509-2877


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Madeline Chasey
Assistant Commercial Manager
515-509-2877


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Joe Shearer
Commercial Sales Manager
515-509-2875


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Finance

Joe Battles
Finance Manager
515-509-2235

Joe is from Ames Iowa.  Joe attended DMACC in the business program.   He worked in the auto industry as a diesel mechanic and joined the Deery Ames Team in 2015.  In his spare time Joe enjoys golf, fishing, basketball and football

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Andrew Davidson
Finance Manager
515-509-2311


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Service

Chuck Leaf
Courtsey Vehicle Driver

Chuck is from State Center Iowa.  He attended Roosevelt High School,  DMACC and ISV.  Chuck as been and Auto Body Business Administrator and Truck Driver

Chuck enjoys trail riding and camping.  Chuck's motto is "wake up with a smile, it rubs off on others"

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Lee Lawson
Courtesy Vehicle Driver

Lee is from Ames and attended Walker High.  Lee has 3 dogs.  Lee's Motto "Always be fair"  In Lee's spare time he enjoys fixing things

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Michael Sanders
Service Technician

Michael is originally from Huxley and attended Ballard High School.  He previously worked in the Service end of the car business for over three years before transferring Deery of Ames  He keeps busy with his pets that include 2 dogs and a fish.   He enjoys spending time with his family

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Erica Reynolds
Service Lane Assistant
515-509-2883


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Don Kinna
Maintanence


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Lee Lawson
Driver/ Merchandising Specialist


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Matt Buls
Service Advisor
515-509-2014


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Jason Hill
Service Advisor
515-509-2331

Jason is from Story City Iowa.  Jason served 4 years in the Air Force.  In his spare time, he enjoys golf, target shooting, and cars.  He has 2 pets, Oakley and Bella  Jason has several years of dealership experience.

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Kathleen Brace
Service Manager
515-509-2013

Kathleen is from Rugby North Dakota.  She has been working with Chrysler since 1996.  Kathleen has 2 dogs, Bella and Lillie.  She is an avid reader and enjoys teaching hula hooping..  Her Motto is to live a positive life

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Parts

Danny Vanlaar
Parts Manager
515-509-2223

Danny is originally from Winterset Iowa.  He had worked for John Deere Parts for 35 years.  He enjoys Farming and sports.  His motto is "Live every day to the fullest"

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Clark Remiger
Parts Sales
515-509-2221

Clark is from Eagle Grove Iowa.  He went to Iowa Central Community College for Broadcasting.  His motto is "when in doubt throttle out"

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Chad Babinat
Parts Sales
515-509-2882

Chad is originally from Alleman.  He attended Hawkeye Community College of Collision Repair and Estimating.  He has been in the automotive Parts business since 1997.  "I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious" Albert Einstein 

Chad enjoys cars sports and live music

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Detail

Noah Nelson
Merchandising Specialist


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Braxton Steensen
Merchandising Specialist


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Logan Kiesling
Merchandising Specialist


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Service Technician

Brandon Whorlow
Service Technician


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Cody Ferwerda
Service Technician

Cody is from Valentine North Carolina.   Cody has 17 years in the automotive industry and is an ASE Master Technician, and Advanced Level Specialist, He is also GM Certified and Chrysler Certified

Cody's pets include a horse and a dog.  His motto is "Don't ever give up, even if you make mistakes"

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Michael Sanders
Lube Technician


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Hailey Wright
Express Lube Technician


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Kyle Lay
Pre-Owned Technician


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Stan Stanerson
Certified Technician

Stan is from Radcliffe Iowa.  Stan is a Chrysler Academy Master Technician.  In his spare time, Stan enjoys fishing and going to the races.  His mottos is "No matter the job, Big or Small, do it right or not at all"

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Josh McDonald
Certified Technican


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Joe Kerr
Express Lube Technician


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Eddie Miller
Certified Technician


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Dustin Richards
Express Lube Technician


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Nick Pospisil
Certified Technician


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Owner

Mark Chasey
General Manager/ Owner


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