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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.

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Alexandra Heisler

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • I sang a Russian Aria from Tchaikovsy's Opera, Pique Dame, for my choir class on my last day of college.
  • I was born without a palmaris longus in both arms, and I only have 4 carpal bones in my left wrist.
  • I am Million's tattoo apprentice at Prairie Wynde Tattoo and Art Studio in Rogers, ND.
  • My partner and I are middle school sweethearts. We"ve been together for 7 years.
  • I am working on getting over my irrational fears, like heights and doctor needles.
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Amanda Schmitt

  • Solutions 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

André Palmier

  • Marketing Specialist
  • I"m a gun nut
  • I give my dogs people names (Steve & Bryan)
  • I can believe it's not butter.
  • Bacon is proof that God exists and wants me to be happy
  • 42

Angie Fraser

Angie Fraser

  • Director of Strategic Planning
  • 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!
Antinea Ascione

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

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!
Benjamin Grindheim

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"
Bonnie Schielke

Bonnie Schielke

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Married to a wonderful husband Tom
  • One kid - dog named Gypsy
  • Remember the Golden Rule!
Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott

  • Assistant Bean Counter
  • Married to John, YAY!
  • 4 AMAZING boys
  • 1 little poodle named Jazzy (she"s a real cutie)
  • Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in History and English

Chad Bolte

Chad Bolte

  • Vendor Relations 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

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Chris Goltz

  • Web Developer
  • I have a wife and two kids.
  • I love to solve Rubik"s Cubes.
  • When I"m not programming, I"m usually reading.
  • Like any true geek, I play Dungeons & Dragons (still).
  • I could live off popcorn, beef jerky, and diet soda.
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Danielle Claeys

  • Assistant Customer Service Manager
  • 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.
Debi Reberg

Debi Reberg

  • Director of Happiness
  • Three kids, one LOUD parrot
  • Interested in everything paranormal - amateur ghost hunter
  • Master practical joker and photobomber
  • My nickname: Mamabear

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Debra Whetham

  • 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.
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Derek Scott

  • Web Developer
  • I am real people person
  • Red is my favorite color
  • I <3 Taylor Swift
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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.
Edward Jackson

Ed Jackson

  • Solutions 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

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

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

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
Jacci Baker

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
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Jakob Barnard

  • IT Support
  • Have you tried turning it off and on again?
  • Volunteer firefighter/Training Officer @ Jamestown Rural FD
  • I brew my own beer!
  • I have an enterprise grade network in my house, for fun.
  • Camping is one of our favorite family activities.
  • I have lived in both the Midwest and Middle East.

Jason Lavold

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
Jeannie Davis

Jeannie Davis

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • Anything outdoors is great with me
  • I have helped a turtle cross the road, but still don't know why the chicken did...
  • Complete animal nut (see above)
  • I have 2 amazing children and 2 beautiful grandchildren
  • "Coffee makes everything better"
Jeff Vanlaningham

Jeff Vanlaningham

  • 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

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Jennifer Dauphinais

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • I have 5 children.
  • In April I will be married for 11 years and have been with my husband 16 years. YAY
  • I LOVE to SHOP!!!
  • I have a dog named Myrtle and she is my baby. She thinks she is one of the kids.
  • I like to laugh and am laid back.
Jenn Powers

Jenn Powers

  • Order Fulfillment Specialist
  • Married to Jon
  • Likes to play softball
  • Loves the color purple
  • Loves to laugh
Jenn Sloan

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

Jill Verke

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

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

Johnny Jerome

  • Customer Loyalty Connoisseur
  • Former United States Marine
  • Die Hard Quentin Tarantino fan ... no, seriously
  • I have an awesome wife, 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

Jordan Buermann

  • Front End Developer
  • Married to some lady
  • President of Buermann Presents
  • Member of Midwest Paranormal Files
  • Addicted to grape Kickstart
Josh Deltener

Josh Deltener

  • 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

Justin Deltener

Justin Deltener

  • Vice President
  • 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

Katelyn Boyd

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

Katie Feigitsch

  • 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!

Kiella Robillard

Kiella Robillard

  • Videographer
  • 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)
Lacey Guck

Lacey Guck

  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • I have a Spongebob reference for any situation.
  • I do live music in Fargo at least once a week.
  • I once got stranded at a Peruvian train station on my way back from Machu Picchu.
  • pizza rolls + craft beer = happiness
  • My first memory is being stung by a bee.
  • Can I pet your dog?

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Liberty Michel

  • Brand Manager Assistant
  • 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

Lindsey Volker

  • 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

Lucy Geigle

  • 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 Wiley

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

Mary Bintz

  • 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

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Matthew Brugger

  • IT Support
  • 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

Matt Sather

  • Merchandising 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
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Megan Kitsch

  • Solutions Specialist
  • I love camping/fishing
  • I"ve been learning how to do Brazilian embroidery
  • I"ve been doing photography for many years and have a large collection of old cameras/old photographs
  • I love rummaging and thrifting - Antiques Roadshow is pretty much my favorite
  • I could eat pizza everyday
Meghan Bintz

Meghan Bintz

  • Solutions Specialist
  • 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

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
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Nate Askew

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • Don"t let me affinity for Mexican food fool you... I am a PROUD Canadian!
  • I can"t remember the last time I needed a band-aid.
  • No pickles??!!
  • I have taken down some of the baddest cats around... Making my worst fear somewhat ironic... (**kittens)
  • CODENAME: Merc with a Mouth :D
Nichole Lackey

Nichole Lackey

  • 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!!!
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Pablo Ortega

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • I am from Guatemala
  • I love Exotic foods
  • I want a lot of kids (A complete soccer team)
  • I Love Watches !!
  • I used to have a collection of 100 pair of shoes
Patrick Gossett

Patrick Gossett

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • Godzilla fanatic
  • Retro-game connoisseur
  • Internet addict
  • Never leaves the house!
Rachel Wells

Rachel Wells

  • Assistant Controller
  • Proud NDSU Alum, Go Bison!
  • Huge Vikings fan?. This is our year!
  • I work as a server at Sickies Garage for my fun job.
  • I have one sister who looks like my twin, better known as my forever friend.
  • I was a waitress at the 75th Annual Sturgis Bike Rally.
  • Working for the weekend.

Resa Miller

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

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

Scott Bintz

  • CSO | 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

Sean Norheim

Sean Norheim

  • Web Developer
  • I have been in one triathlon
  • I love to play tabletop games
  • I post on gaming forums on my free time
  • I like to spend my weekends at the lake
  • My favorite TV show is American Ninja Warrior
Shamus

Shamus

  • I am a horse
  • I am luck
  • Self-proclaimed mascot of RealTruck

Shane Pettys

Shane Pettys

  • Brand Manager Assistant
  • 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
Shawn Herrick

Shawn Herrick

  • Business Development Director
  • 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

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!
Stephen Soulsby

Stephen Soulsby

  • 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?"
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Steven Thomas

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • I play Guitar, Drums, and Bass and have been playing in various bands since I was 16.
  • I"ve Played shows with or for Lit, Nigel Dupree (son of "Jackyl"), Dick Dunkirk (Bobby Vee"s Band) and Alice Cooper
  • I have 3 Cats. Eddy, Otis, and Dudley.
  • Frank Sinatra is my favorite singer.
  • My Favorite movie is "It"s a Wonderful Life"
Tami Hayes

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

Tammy Nelson

  • Solutions 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

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Tara Wentland

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • I met my husband through my grandma
  • Had my wedding reception at the place where my husband and i met (stutsman county fairgrounds beer garden)
  • A racoon once killed my car
  • I prefer to spend all the time i can on the lake fishing
  • Love the peacefulness of country living
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Tim Baldwin

  • Solutions Team Manager
  • 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.
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Tom Collis

  • Customer Loyalty Specialist
  • I have 3 beautiful daughters
  • I am a huge Green Bay Packers fan...Super Bowl 50 Champs!!!!
  • I am a huge metalhead.
  • I enjoy cooking.
  • I am a fan of pro wrestling.
Tyler Halvorson

Tyler Halvorson

  • Custodial Engineer | Race Fan
  • Loves Races
  • Also works at Walmart
  • Cancer survivor
  • Good Spirit
Tyler Tadych

Tyler Tadych

  • HR Assistant
  • I pretend to be good at golf
  • I"m an avid snowmobiler
  • I love Motorsports
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Whitney Jensen

  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • I am a gardening enthusiast (yes all my plants have names)
  • I am a firm believer in retail therapy
  • Vice President of MSUM Collegiate DECA
  • Coffee addict
  • Interested in Political Economics