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Sales Team

Grant Smith
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Grant is new to the automotive industry.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs.

Daniel Patterson
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Shawn Johnson
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Shawn has been in the car business for 2 years now. He is happily married to his wife and they have 2 dogs. In his spare time Shawn likes to travel and also likes to collect automobile memorabilia. Shawn is also our Lincoln Brand Champion here at Ames Ford.

Faisal Luvaga
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Faisal is new to the automotive industry, but is quickly adapting. Faisal enjoys hanging out with his dog Bentley and two cats, Kevin and Ross. Faisal is also an avid musician and spends much of his free time playing guitar.

Larry Thompson
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Larry has been in the car industry for 40 years, 24 of which are here at Ames Ford Lincoln. Larry is married to his wife Linda and they have 3 children, Kristin, Kory, and Kyle. In his spare time Larry enjoys spending time with his family and date night at the movies once a week with Linda.

John Hopper
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

John is new to the car business. John is an Iowa State University graduate, Green Bay Packer's Fan and in his spare time enjoys spending time on his farm.

Craig Ayers
Nevada Automotive Manager/Sales
(515) 382-2174

Craig has been in the car business for 36 years and here for 27 years. Married to his wonderful wife Vickie and they have four daughters. In his spare time Craig loves to spend time with his grandchildren and spending time outdoors with his dogs.

Dan Berry
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Dan is new to the auto industry with a year of experience. Dan is married to his lovely wife Amanda.

Dave Crowley
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Dave is new to the industry. He loves to golf, camp, and is a die hard Cyclone fan. He also an avid Packers and Royals fan. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife grilling and enjoying their deck.

Travis Hagert
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Travis is new to the car business but brings 10 years of Customer Service and Sales experience with him. In his free time Travis enjoys going on adventures with his 6 year old son, eating tacos, hitting up the waterpark and spending time with his friends and family.

Bob Berry
Commercial Sales Manager
(515) 233-1913

Bob has been in the auto industry and commercial vehicle sales for over 20 years. Bob enjoys many hobbies and activities like motorcycles, boating, woodworking, restoring cars, boats and motorcycles.

Chad Karns
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

This Iowa native got his start in the car business over 18 years ago in the Pacific Northwest.  Returning to Iowa in 2007, Chad and his family have made their home in Ames.  Our "Best Price" philosophy appealed to Chad's desire to put his guests' needs first.  Chad enjoys music, sports and spending time with his wife, daughter and four sons.

Aaron Logan
Finance Manager
(515) 233-1913

Bill Maguire
Sales Consultant
(515) 233-1913

Bill has been selling Ford's in Ames for 26 years and is married to his wife Jean. He has 4 children, Dan, Beth, Scott, and Chris. Bill loves spending time with his 3 grandchildren, Charlie and Collin.

Levi Graver
Internet Sales Manager
(515) 233-1913

Levi is new to the car industry. Levi is a graduate of ISU with a Bachelor degree. In his free time Levi works on the family farm, hanging out with friends and works on diesels for a hobby.

Brandon Barnes
Finance Manager
(515) 233-1913

Brandon is from North Dakota and a graduate of ISU and was a member of the Iowa State Track Team. In his free time he likes to hunt and is still an active runner. 

Peter Green
Internet Director
(515) 233-1913

Corey Koehler
Sales Manager
(515) 233-1913

Hans Halbur
Sales Manager
(515) 233-1913

Hans has been in the car industry for 4 years now and a graduate from UNI. He grew up in Carroll County on a farm with 3 brothers. Hans is married to his high school sweetheart, Alicia. Hans loves spending time outdoors with friends.

Casey Johnson
Dealer Principal

Nick Johnson
General Manager


Service & Parts Team

Bill Robb
Service Advisor
(515) 233-1913

John Weber
Service Manager
(515) 233-1913

Brian Anderson
Service Advisor
(515) 233-1913

Staci Harris
Nevada Automotive
(515) 233-1913

Staci has worked here for a little over 2 years now. In her free time she loves to play pool, spend time with her two sons, and hanging out with friends.

Ernie Whitehead
Parts Sales
(515) 233-1913

Ernie has been in the auto industry for about 37 now. Ernie is married to his Lori for 30 years and they have 4 children. In his spare time Ernie likes to ride motorcycles and frequent country music concerts.

Shane Krukow
Parts Manager
(515) 233-1913

Shane has been in the car industry for 15 year and is married to his wife Leslie. They have a son Zach and enjoy riding ATV's, camping and going to truck pulls. They also have a dog named Oakland named after their favorite NFL team.


Office Team

Stacey Klevos
(515) 233-1913

Katelynn Venner
(515) 233-1913

Katelynn is new to the automotive industry.  She is a recent graduate from the University of Northern Iowa.  In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Melissa Gillen
Title Clerk
(515) 233-1913

Melissa has been at Ames Ford now for over a year. Melissa likes to spend time with her daughter and go on bicycle rides on the local bike paths.

Wendy McMillen
Office Manager

Wendy has been with Ames Ford Lincoln for 17 years and is married with 2 very active boys. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends.