Our Team

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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.

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.

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.

Jason Darger
Finance Manager

Nick Shulz
Service Manager

Tom Holmquist
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Tom has worked at the dealership since March of 1983. He started out cleaning cars then eventually was the manager of the Reconditioning Center. In November of 1998 he started his sales career. Tom and his wife Sue have a son Jayden. Tom enjoys fishing and golfing, but most of all spending time with his family.

Alroy Mahlum
Sales and Leasing Consultant

With an automotive sales career that started in 1987, Alroy joined Mills in 2012 after working in Olivia, Granite Falls and Montevideo. He has two daughters, Sofia, and Julie. Originally from Sacred Heart, Alroy is a graduate of Renville-Sacred Heart High School and was a student in sales/marketing at Granite Falls Technical College. Outside of work, he enjoys gardening, family outings and horses.

Michelle Jensen
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Michelle joined Mills in 2017 after a 20-year career in law enforcement.  She is originally from Richmond, MN, a graduate of Rocori High School, Cold Spring, and St. Cloud State University with a degree in criminal justice.  A resident of Olivia since 1996, Michelle and her husband, Ryan, have two daughters, Maddison and McKenna.  Michelle is a longtime member of Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church, and is a member of the church council.  She enjoys attending her daughters' sports events, family camping trips, gardening and especially riding her Harley.

Adam Hess
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Born and raised in Willmar, Adam joined Mills in 2010 after attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. He and his wife, Kati, live in Raymond with their children Jamison, Carson and Alison, who keep him busy. Adam enjoys golf and softball, and time with friends.

Richard Buddy
Sales and Leasing Consultant

A resident of Willmar since 1996, Rick joined Mills in November 2017. He is originally from Benson, a 1989 graduate of Benson High School, and he studied natural resource technology at the former Brainerd Technical College, now Central Lakes College. Rick and his wife, Missy, live in Willmar. He has two sons, Dylan and Tanner, along with one dog and two cats. Rick is an avid outdoorsman, which includes hunting with "Cooper", his chocolate lab, along with fishing, and coaching Tanner's baseball team.

John Jensen
Service Advisor