The RealTruck Staff
We are a fun, passionate, dedicated, exciting and slightly wacky group of people. Each member of the RealTruck team plays a vital and important role. The
RealTruck Core Values help lead and guide us on our mission to make peoples lives and vehicles better. We let the principles of our core values guide us. We hope to give our customers, partners and staff the absolute best possible experience. Here’s a little about each of us. But first, check out RealTruck’s Corporate Professionalism. Well, actually it’s more like a fun at work video. Learn more about RealTruck or take another moment to see the RealTruck Happenings. VIDEO
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Alex “Hawaiian Warrior” Cortez Customer Service Legend I pop caps daily Shown Shelly how to throw up “West Side” Where I come from, it is called Carl’s Jr Once killed a spider with my bare hands Thinks you should never trust a wizard by his beard
Amanda Schmitt Returns Specialist I am a HUGE New England Patriots fan!!! Kind of am obsessed with WWE wrestling. I have a son named Jackson (11 months old). Sons of Anarchy is one of my favorite shows My favorite colors are KELLY & HUNTER GREEN!
Andre’ Palmier Marketing Specialist I’m a gun nut I give my dogs people names (Steve & Bryan) I’m on a big warrior style yoga kick right now Bacon is proof that God exists and wants me to be happy 42
Angie Fraser Project Manager My favorite color is pink Liverpool FC fan Lived in Florida for 7 years and spent ALOT of time at the beach I love trance and vocal trance music…..ASOT (A State of Trance) produced by Armin van Buuren is my fav! Disney World is the happiest place on earth!
Anna Harich Customer Loyalty Specialist Wants to study Kinesiology (study of the body) for sports medicine. Loves racing and drifting wants to bulid a racecar. Enjoys photography. Wants to travel the world and experience different cultures. Hockey fan.. Go Ducks!
Antinea Ascione Queen of The Buzz I love bacon. And micro-pigs. And contradictions Spend my free time reading and watching sci-fi and fantasy like it’s my (second) job My love for cheese has no bounds. Except my lactose intolerance Lacks craft skills. It all began with my inability to color within the lines as a wee lass
Austin Gensburger Customer Loyalty Connoisseur Huge Minnesota Vikings Fan, SKOL My dog Rondo has a very large personality I’m 50 percent Irish and the rest is Scottish and German, so my goatee is red, brown, blonde, with some white hairs as well I have a blue-eyed blonde wife and a blue-eyed daughter. Love them to death RealTruck is the by far the best place you could ever work for! Return to the Top
Benjamin Grindheim Customer Loyalty Specialist My world revolves around my kids I love to ride dirt-bikes I have a passion for working on off-road trucks Love to hunt and ice fish Favorite saying is, “Family comes above all”
Brendan Marshall Customer Loyalty Specialist I love reading and learning trivia Willing to try (almost) anything Imagines being a Ninja
Accounting Assistant Married to a wonderful husband Tom One kid – dog named Gypsy Remember the Golden Rule!
Live….Love….Laugh….That about sums me up!
Assistant Bean Counter Married to John, YAY! 4 AMAZING boys 1 little poodle named Allie (she’s a real cutie) Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in History and English
Chad Bolte Business Development Director My number at RealTruck is 80 I seek out and am always on the lookout for the perfect nachos I’m fun to hang out with – ask anyone! I love North Dakota’s cold weather
Danielle Claeys Customer Loyalty Specialist I have two cats that I call my children, Blaze and Kiara. Grew up on a farm and our goal is to move back out to the country one of these days. Would like to live in Wyoming or Colorado. Most common thing you will find me doing is reading. Moved to Jamestown with barely 4 weeks notice after 9 years in Fargo.
David Kanenwisher Web Developer IV I have lucid dreams (unless they are nightmares). I used to wear exclusively Hawaiian shirts. I’ve been to the 2 non-contiguous states. I believe Disney World is truly a magical place. I can count to 1023 on my fingers.
Dawn Erdahl Customer Loyalty Specialist Love to play in the dirt – playing on ATV, dirt track racing, or playing in my flowerbeds Married to Shawn Erdahl and have 2 children: son Ryan and daughter Paytan Have 3 pets: 2 cats named Izzy BooBoo and Braxy Fat Cat, and dog named Jaxson or Vicious Dog I have 2 tattoos, trying to decide on the 3rd And I am NOT short, I am vertically challenged (aka fun sized!)
Debi Reberg My Name is Debi, but I will answer to Debbie Director of Happiness Three kids, one LOUD parrot Interested in everything paranormal – amateur ghost hunter Master practical joker and photobomber My nickname: Mamabear
Debra Wetham Customer Loyalty Specialist Married with 2 daughters and 3 cats. Very sarcastic sense of humor – Sometimes to the point that people don’t realize I am joking. Love to read. Love supernatural shows on TV – The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are my favorites right now. I am the “bonus” child in my family – I have 4 older sisters that are 13, 17, 18 and 19 years older than me.
Denise Stockert Returns Specialist Husband (love of my life) of 8 years Brett One stepdaughter Alexis (13), one son Ashton (8), and one daughter Cadence (7) I love hockey! Favorite TV show right now is One Tree Hill. I am kind of obsessed! Lillies are my favorite flowers. I have them all over the yard.
Don Pich Systems Administrator II Jedi Master I have wonderful loving family including my wife and three children. I have a Pomeranian Terrier that is WAY too spoiled. I was a volunteer fire fighter and EMT/CPR Instructor for 15 years. I am supposedly 100% Czech, although my parents lost the pedigree papers. The healing power of laughter is awesome. I try to bring comedy into tense situations. I blame Mad Cow. I have a strange fascination with Minions from Despicable Me. Return to the Top
Ed Jackson Returns Specialist Married with no kids I have a dog named Oreo and a cat called Snickers I enjoy spending time with my family Working for RealTruck.com is just a temporary gig for me. Soon I will start my plan to become the Supreme Dictator of the World
Eric Miner System Analyst Has two dogs: a westie and a scottie/schnauzer/something mix Avid PC gamer (no I haven’t played Counterstrike, DOTA, or LoL) Arcade geek! Owns three arcade cabinets and I am building another Someday I want to open a Barcade Pretzel connoisseur (I love em!)
Eric Paulson Web Developer Grew up in the Twin Cities Enjoy watching the Twins and Vikings Father of 3 beautiful kids aged 7, 8 and 9 Loves rock music Loves horror novels
Eric Rivera Bilingual Customer Loyalty Specialist Loves to listen to Spanish and country music My favorite colors are black and white Love to cook! I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters
Heather Mittleider Order Fulfillment Specialist Listens to country and rock Dog lover: Black Lab named Crush and Yellow Lab named Remington Enjoys spending free time by the water (tubing, fishing, relaxing) Like to paint, especially landscapes
Jacci Baker Customer Loyalty Specialist I am married to Lowell and we have one son, Jake Love to scrapbook Have a schoolhouse we have remodeled into a home Have three cats and one dog
Jason Lavold Videographer/ Editor Married, son (Max), golden retriever, husky, and 2 cats Huge Halo fan Loves to spend time in northern Minnesota Favorite holiday is Halloween
Jeff Vanlaningham Not sure who I would play in Star Wars… The President Married | 3 Children Part Time Landscaper Classic Rock and Jazz, Ya I Said It Minot State University (7 Year Degree) Maybe it’s time to write a book
Order Fulfillment Specialist Married to Jon Likes to play softball Loves the color purple Loves to laugh
Jenn Sloan OFS Lead / Training Department I am always right, just ask me! Proud wife and mother of 3 Has a cat named Lily and a dog named Sam Doesn’t like bugs She knows almost every person she meets
Jessica Bontjes Controller Boyfriend named Ben, he’s the best! Believer that laughter is an instant vacation Like projects that involve any type of crafting Always brake for turtles crossing the road
Jessica Walters Marketing Assistant Cat named Odin, dog named Harley Business Marketing Major at the University of Jamestown Enjoys dirtbiking, going off-roading, and watching Supercross It’s called soda, not pop Return to the Top
Jill Verke Accounting Assistant I’m a proud mommy to my son, Kale I love to watch football all day on Sunday I’m addicted to the show “Chopped” The only vegetable I like is carrots, but not cooked carrots
John Scott Product Installation Specialist Married to Cathy for 20 years Have 4 pretty awesome boys Love old trucks What if the Hokey-Pokey really is all that it’s about?
Johnny Jerome Customer Loyalty Connoisseur The illegitimate love child of Denzel Washington Die Hard Quentin Tarantino fan … no, seriously I have an awesome fiancée, 2 black labs, and a cat named Mitus If everyone has jobs in Heaven I hope St. Peter says, “Welcome back to RealTruck” I am a HUGE movie fan
Jordan Buermann Front End Developer Girlfriend named Brandi Favorite Musical Artist: Tom Waits Mt Dew addict
Web Developer V Justin’s twin brother (the better looking one). Married with 3 kids (1 boy, 2 girls – the boy and a girl being twins) I met my wife while she was on vacation in Fargo. 3 months after meeting her, I moved to Vail, CO. so we could get to know each other. 3 years later, we married and moved back to Fargo. It was me, not Al Gore who created the internet.. So, you’re welcome. I enjoy storm chasing, Chinese food, programming, designing websites, widgets, turn-key solutions, and enterprise cloud infrastructure assembly integrations. I secretly want to be a Ninja
Gnar Expert / Digital Marketing & PPC Specialist I grew up racing motorcycles in the deserts of SoCal I am a member of the Student Media Club at Jamestown College and work in the T.V. department I love to go off-roading I am an experienced video editor I know how to screen print and like to make my own apparel
Justin Deltener Home improvements, improvements, improvements. Almost done, maybe Chief Technical Officer AKA CTO Married | 2 Children Chevy Silverado 1500 treated like a 3500 Lives in the middle of almost nowhere Would like to get into Robotics Motorcycle Rookie Return to the Top
Katelyn Boyd Accounts Payable Been with my high school sweetheart since 2008 Going to school for Business 2nd daughter of CEO Been with RealTruck on and off for the past five years Don’t like chocolate or feet
Katie Feigitsch When I’m not working or playing with Zeeby, I love hanging with the BF. Taking pictures of the world day by day and loading them to Facebook. Brand Manager Boyfriend named Joey, cat named Zeeby Don’t know what I want to be when I grow up 1st Daughter of CEO Hopes to travel all over Wants lots of animals!
Kelsey Barstad Training Coordinator You’ll constantly find me with my nose in a book, and a quilt on my lap I’m obsessed with my gorgeous niece, LT Bad grammar makes me cringe I’m a lover of coffee and chocolate … I blame my mom for these habits
Kevin Struxness Culture Commander I have 3 dogs, Layla the Chihuahua, Bella the Italian Greyhound, and Darla the Boxer-PitBull I love doing lawn work I followed the Grateful Dead around for a couple of years One man’s garbage, is another man’s good un-garbage … I will drink all forms of coffee from the second I wake up, to the second I fall asleep
Kiella Robillard Brand Manager Assistant I have a very large family Have family in Hawaii and I truly love it there I like to make 3D animations Really enjoy listening to music Definitely a dog person rather than a cat person I like to read books (whenever I have a free moment)
Liberty Michel Customer Loyalty Specialist I say we fish 5 days, and work 2! If I could spend all day fishing, it would be the happiest of days! I am a huge Grateful Dead head. I love cooking! I make a mean Jalapeño-Brown Sugar Meatloaf. I have two beautiful furry kitties – Jack D Honey (AKA Jackie Chan) and Abby Dabby Doo. I love hiking and anything out doors, I like to call it my “Natural Habitat”.
Lindsey Volker Graphic Design Extraordinaire Graphic Designer I play guitar and my favorite kinds of music are Indie and Alternative Favorite TV shows: Dexter, The Walking Dead, The Office, Castle, and The X-Files Has seen every episode of The Monkees and got to meet Peter Tork I like to read books, watch movies, work out and spend time with family and friends I am a cat person
Lucy Geigle Hockey vs Soccer? I vote Hockey
Chief People Officer Married, 2 Step Children, 1 EVIL Dog Big Band Music is my favorite! Love Turner Classic Movie channel Favorite color is RED Love to Garden.
Marina Willey Accounting Team Lead My favorite color is purple I am scared of spiders … yuck! I have been tandem skydiving I am a fan of Duck Dynasty, The Walking Dead, Big Brother, and Survivor
Mary Bintz Proud Grandma to 5 beautiful grand kids. Enjoys spending time with family and friend. Wanna go to Vegas??? Accounting Assistant Minot State University Former Correctional Officer & Bookmobile Driver Loves going to Las Vegas & Mowing My Grass 1 Son and 5 Grandchildren I’m Katie, Katelyn, Meghan, Cameron & Sammies Grandma
Matthew Brugger Helpdesk Technician Married with 2 kids Working on my pilot’s license 2 cats 1 dog Sci-Fi junkie Volunteer fire-fighter and EMT-I
Matt Sather Brand Manager From South Dakota; North Dakota State University graduate My phone is within reach 24 hours a day Not always honest when playing Risk Would rather not wear socks Doesn’t recommend eating hamburger in southeast Asia
Meghan Bintz Receptionist Loves cheerleading and dancing Obsessed with zebras 3rd daughter of the CEO Goes to Jamestown High School I enjoy eating, sleeping, and summer time!
Mel O’ Dee Horejsi Receptionist Married to Dave with 3 grown children (2 girls, 1 boy) and 4 wonderful grandchildren Pizza and chocolate! Favorite color is purple I love to watch HGTV Need to brush up on my rubber band shooting skills Return to the Top
Customer Loyalty Specialist I have 3 boys and a wonderful better half I live on a farm and love animals Social butterfly I love fishing and hunting!!!
Patrick Gossett Customer Loyalty Specialist Godzilla fanatic Retro-game connoisseur Internet addict Never leaves the house!
Resa Miller Order Fulfillment Specialist Love cats I am the oldest of two kids but I am also the shortest Cannot throw a football to save my soul I believe that a chocolate a day keeps the doctor away Loves sunshine and summertime
Rod Wanamaker Weekend Warrior Lead Married for 19 years 2 kids (1 girl & 1 boy) Fat dog named “HOSS” Enjoy remodeling projects Was told my hair is thinning
Scott Bintz Well, where should we begin…West Palm Beach to Jamestown and a lot in between
People of the World… CEO | Occasional janitor, chair spinner Married with 5 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 cat Eats cookies and milk or a blizzard before bed Loves Dirt Track Racing Hopes to travel to Vermont someday Scott Bintz Racing | More about Scott Bintz
Shane Pettys Customer Loyalty Specialist 3rd-degree belt in Taekwondo Married, with 2 kids Have 3 dogs Loves cheese. If it has cheese on it, I will eat it Addicted to Amazon and Netflix
Vice President of Business Development Loves dancing in the rain Proud father of 4 – 2 boys & 2 girls AKA: Grinderman, Shawn-O, Sparky, Pimp Favorite Movies: The Crow, The Matrix, Constantine
Shelly DeJong Customer Loyalty Specialist My favorite TV show is Duck Dynasty My dislikes are roast beef and the color yellow One daughter and two teenage grandchildren I love, love, love NAPS! Return to the Top
Stephen Soulsby “Me fail English? That’s unpossible!” – Ralph Wiggum Data Manager, ASE Certified, part-time family/neighborhood mechanic My ride is a 2009 F-150 short bed, regular cab – 2″. Lowered with a few mods Air Force Brat from Sheppard AFB, TX; Grew up mostly in Maryland near DC Despise all forms of seafood! Who was the first person to see an ugly crab eating a rancid fish and say “I’m so going to eat them!”? Avid proponent of the metric system, including the 24-hour clock and day/month/year format Firmly believe changing a tire and checking the oil should be part of the driver’s license test Would’ve been a mechanic by trade, but I have a difficult time processing statements such as “You can’t replace just one brake pad?”
Tami Hayes Brand Manager Mother to 2 kids, 1 girl and 1 boy Loves shopping, but wonders where all her money goes Wants to travel the world Majoring in Psychology because she likes to pick people’s brains apart Loves all kinds of music
Tammy Nelson I love spending time with family and friends. I try to enjoy every moment because life is too short to watch it pass by. Returns Dept Manager I have a 3yr old step son and a wonderful better half I rode out my trailer house half a city block in a tornado I have 2 brothers, 1 sister, 3 nieces, and 1 nephew I may be short, but I am too tall to be one of the 7 dwarves I do not like flying monkeys
Thomas Just Executive Assistant I have been with my wife, Kristi, for six years I love Chevys from the 40′s and 50′s I own and am rat rodding a 1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe I cannot live without my Netflix (on Xbox, of course) My favorite colors are blue, black, and silver
Tim Baldwin Director of Operations No kids, no pets, no wife. Slight addiction to Diet Mountain Dew. Dirt track speedway official on the weekends. Favorite TV show is Duck Dynasty. Want to go moose hunting in Alaska someday.
Tyler Halvorson Works at RealTruck.com and Walmart part-time. Enjoys sports, especially dirt track racing Custodial Engineer | Race Fan Loves Races Also works at Walmart Cancer survivor Good Spirit
Tyler Tadych HR Assistant I pretend to be good at golf I’m an avid snowmobiler I love Motorsports
Tyler Voegele Systems Administrator I & IT Help Desk I grew up on a cattle ranch. Yeehaw! I enjoy cooking, and I am known for melt-in-your-mouth steaks. I like to play and record music, and I’m currently in two bands.(No Stairway. Denied!)
Vickie McCollum Customer Loyalty Specialist I have a Pitbull/Boxer cross who is a big baby and my daughter has two cats that came to live in the house too. Like to read. Listen to all types of music and like going to concerts. Owns a home in Detroit Lakes, MN where her youngest and oldest children live (Mom moved out and left the kids since they came back home to live after moving away!) Love my yearly vacations in Florida visiting my nephew and his family. Return to the Top
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Scot Sloan Life is too precious not to enjoy it right now Computer Guy Proud Husband and Father Chevy Silverado Scot with 1 “t” Former Navy Officer
Josh Krahler Let’s Go to Vegas, well okay how about Dakota Magic instead Brand Manager Pro Gambler Ford F-150 – Need I Say More Black Jack Baby not Bingo