Meet the Team Members of Deery of Ames


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

Administration

Lindsey Schmitz


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Robbin Olson
Office Manager
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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
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Christina Do
Office Administration


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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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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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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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Andrea Valentine


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Chad Lichtenberg


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Commercial Department

Joe Shearer
Commercial Sales Manager
515-509-2875


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Dominique Golden
Commercial Sales Assistant
515-509-2877


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Madeline Chasey
Assistant Commercial Manager
515-509-2877


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Trey Peterson
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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

Spencer Thornton


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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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Erica Reynolds
Service Advisor
515-509-2883


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Don Kinna
Maintanence


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Matt Buls
Service Advisor
515-509-2014


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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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Andrew Hougham


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Noah Nelson
Merchandising Specialist


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Service Technician

Matthew Swanson


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Cody Ferwerda
Service Technician

Cody is from Beaver, LA.   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

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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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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Joe Kerr
Express Lube Technician


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Eddie Miller
Certified Technician


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Nick Pospisil
Certified Technician


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Dustin Richards
Express Lube Technician


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Kaw La
Express Lube Technician


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Ma Ha
Express Lube Technician


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Owner

Mark Chasey
General Manager/ Owner


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