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Owners & Sales Managers

Owner Peter Kolar
Peter Kolar
Owner
Owner David Hammer
David Hammer
Owner
General Manager Dwayne Haapanen
Dwayne Haapanen
General Manager
Used Car Manager Joe Kolar
Joe Kolar
Used Car Manager
Sales Manager Brandon Radovich
Brandon Radovich
Sales Manager
Sales Manager Jerry Laberdie
Jerry Laberdie
Sales Manager
Jerry has been with Kolar since January of 2013 but he has been selling cars ever since June of 1986. Jerry is a seasoned pro and we love having him here. He enjoys spending his free time with his beautiful wife of (almost) 20 years. His favorite sports to follow both involve swinging a long stick, golf and hockey.
Sales Manager Preston Coleman
Preston Coleman
Sales Manager
Sales Manager Russ Howard
Russ Howard
Sales Manager

Sales

Sales & Leasing Aaron Adkins
Aaron Adkins
Sales & Leasing
One of Aaron’s life goals is to get a minipig named Chuck Boaris. So if anyone has one… just kidding, he’s waiting for the right time. Aaron has played basketball for most of his life and his love of the game has never dwindled. In fact, he coached a Jr. High boys basketball team for the first time and absolutely loved it. Other than basketball, he dabbles in fishing, but mostly enjoys the boat ride, plays golf but is self professed as “not very good.” Luckily for him, it’s the perseverance that counts.
Sales & Leasing Chris Milczark
Chris Milczark
Sales & Leasing
Chris has been in the car industry for 25 years! He leads our team as one of the most knowledgeable salesmen here. Chris is known for bringing in homemade meals for the staff. You should be warned though, it may be spicy. Chris has two gorgeous cats. Ramsey is an Egyptian Mau and Morymoto, an Oriental Shorthair.
Sales & Leasing David Manos
David Manos
Sales & Leasing
Dave has been with us for almost 17 years. He is wonderful at helping people find the right vehicle that fits all of their needs. He is happily married to his loving wife and together they have three children and six grandchildren. He is fond of spending his time outdoors golfing and fishing. When Dave is indoors he enjoys cooking.
Gabriel Leusman
Sales & Leasing
Sales & Leasing Jack Hunker
Jack Hunker
Sales & Leasing
Jack is a local legend, he has been in the car business for over 50 years and doesn’t plan on stopping yet. He served on the Douglas County Sheriff Department and Douglas County Emergency Ambulance for 13 years, and has developed a lot of great relationships with the people of Superior, Wisconsin. Jack is also a huge classic car enthusiast and has over 80 GM Classic vehicles and continues to grow his collection.
Sales & Leasing Jase Wiarda
Jase Wiarda
Sales & Leasing
Jase is friendly and funny, is always ready to greet you with a great joke or punch-line. He enjoys spending his free time zipping around on wheelers and snowmobiles.
Sales & Leasing Jeremy Fierst
Jeremy Fierst
Sales & Leasing
Jeremy has been selling cars for almost a year. He has 4 kids that he loves very much. He shares his home with 2 cats, Cleo and Boo Boo, and 1 very large dog named Leonidas. Jeremy enjoys spending his time leisurely. boating, swimming, and traveling are some of his favorite past times. Jeremy has a passion for tattoos and sports.
Commercial Specialist  Justin May
Justin May
Commercial Specialist
As one of our Business Elite salesmen, Justin is equipped to handle the most rigorous sales. Before he came to Kolar, he worked as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Minnesota Duluth for eleven years. If he’s not working or spending time with his beautiful family, you’ll find him on the golf course enjoying the weather and the thrill of the sport. He also enjoys participating in snocross competitions.
Sales & Leasing Karl Howg
Karl Howg
Sales & Leasing
Also known as Karl “Spring” is one of most famous salesmen. He spent 27 years as a meteorologist before, and during, his time here at Kolar. If you come in to talk with him, he could still give you the weather forecast. Karl is happily married and has 4 children that he absolutely adores.
Commercial Specialist  Kevin Holte
Kevin Holte
Commercial Specialist
Kevin knows everything and anything there is to know about trucks. What’s coming in. What’s going out. He’ll know about it. He’s one of our leading commercial specialists here and knows how to work with businesses to find the right vehicle for their trade. If he’s not at Kolar then he’s probably on the lake or spending time with his family.
Sales & Leasing Terry Conner
Terry Conner
Sales & Leasing
Terry is definitely a connoisseur of vehicles. He usually has an answer for all things auto. He has been in the car business for 17 years and even tinkers with vehicles in his free time. One of the things he loves most, is being on the lake. Luckily for him, he lives his life on the lake with his wife and boys (two adorable pomeranians). He enjoys spending his time tearing up the trails on his snowmobile and putting up impressive Christmas decorations.
Sales & Leasing Tom Pederson
Tom Pederson
Sales & Leasing
Come on down to Kolar to get to know Tom a little better!

Finance

Finance Director Patti  Soderholm
Patti Soderholm
Finance Director
Financial Manager  Brian Backen
Brian Backen
Financial Manager
Brian lives for Camaros and Corvettes and I guess you could even say he specializes in them. If he’s not at the dealership, cracking jokes or being the life of the party, he’ll be at home with his wife, kids, French Bulldog (Hank) and Himalayan/ Siamese (Jake).
Financial Manager David Speikers
David Speikers
Financial Manager
Special Finance Director Demian Hansen
Demian Hansen
Special Finance Director

Service

Esti Mohelski
Quick Lube Service Advisor
Service Manager Kristin Reinsch
Kristin Reinsch
Service Manager
Kristin is the “Jill” of all trades! Not only is she the Customer Service Manager here at Kolar, she’s the super mom to three kids under the age of 4! Kristin also has two dogs, Maverick and Stella, that keep her active. Lucky for Kristin, she has a loving husband that helps her every chance he gets. Even on her busiest day, which is every day, Kristin has a smile on her face and words of encouragement for anyone in need. If Kristin had a nickname it would be “The Motivator.”
Service Manager Joe Burkland
Joe Burkland
Service Manager
Joe has been working on vehicles since he was a wee little kid. As he grew up, he discovered that transmissions were his specialty. His knowledge of servicing vehicles helped him in the long run as he has been a Service Advisor at Kolar for almost 19 years. With that amount of time on the job, Joe has established somewhat of a cult following, in a good way of course. Joe enjoys spending his free time camping with his beautiful wife Robin, boxer dog and cat.
Service Jerry  Simmons
Jerry Simmons
Service
Service Advisor Lori Layman
Lori Layman
Service Advisor
Lori has been part of the Kolar family for three years. She has a bubbly personality and is a great asset to our team. She has a seven-year-old dog, Bees, and they love to walk, camp, and spend time at the lake.
Service Advisor Brian Birman
Brian Birman
Service Advisor
Come on down to Kolar to get to know Brian a little better!

Parts

Manager Tina Driscoll
Tina Driscoll
Manager
Parts Advisor Jim Pochert
Jim Pochert
Parts Advisor
Justin Myhre
Parts Advisor
Parts Advisor Mark Bergquist
Mark Bergquist
Parts Advisor
Parts Advisor Ryan Christiansen
Ryan Christiansen
Parts Advisor

Customer Care Center

Armin Bobaric
Sales Customer Care Agent
Technology Expert Britni Cramsie
Britni Cramsie
Technology Expert
Britni has been with Kolar since September of 2016. She left her hometown of Ogilvie, MN (you probably haven’t heard of it) in 2011, to attend college at UMD. After four years of hard work and new experiences, she graduated with a degree in English Literature. She is now going back to school to become an English teacher. Her pride and joy is her rambunctious pup, Willow. In her free time she enjoys camping, reading, and watching movies. Just don’t make her watch anything with zombies in it… not a fan.
Sales Customer Care Agent Cynthia Ayala
Cynthia Ayala
Sales Customer Care Agent
Cynthia is a rockstar when it comes to internet sales! When she’s not at work, she spends her time with her 2 cats, Nova and Luna, at the beach, enjoying the outdoors, and gardening. Summer is her favorite time of the year because it’s perfect for grilling and campfires and enjoying time outside. She participated in dance and volley ball in her school years. She carries over the dedication and team spirit acquired from playing years of team sports into Kolar. Cynthia has many friends in her life, but most of all, she loves her family.
Esti Mohelski
Quick Lube Service Advisor
Jessica Devich
Sales Customer Care Agent
Service Customer Care Agent Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson
Service Customer Care Agent
Katie has been with Kolar since July of 2016. She has a German Shepherd, named Toivo and a black Lab/ Golden Retriever, named Rannin. Katie fancies spending her time hiking with her dogs, camping, and lounging on the beach. She also enjoys cooking for her family and everything arts and crafts.
Kyrah Williams
Sales Customer Care Agent
Sales Customer Care Agent Liz Hamlin
Liz Hamlin
Sales Customer Care Agent
Liz has been a part of the Kolar family for just under 6 years! She has a beautiful daughter named Amelia and a cat named James. She spends her free time doing karate, getting her nails done, and hanging out with Amelia. Liz’s family is very important to her so she tries to spend as much time with them as possible. Liz loves watching football, but her favorite team to watch is the Minnesota Vikings. Purple Power!.
Service Customer Care Agent Stacy Foucault
Stacy Foucault
Service Customer Care Agent
Stacy started at Kolar as a part- time employee and has quickly taken on more responsibilities and hours. She has a wonderful caring attitude and always has a word of advice. Stacy has two handsome sons named Myles and Grady that she absolutely adores. Stacy also has two rowdy dogs named Boomer and Axel. She enjoys spending her time fishing, camping, baking and crafting. She also plays coed softball for Powerhouse in Proctor.

Kolar - Miller Trunk Auto

MTA Manager Jeff Koepp
Jeff Koepp
MTA Manager

Kolar Toyota Service Team

Service Manager Cory  Middleton
Cory Middleton
Service Manager
Direct:218-529-1361 Office:218-733-0100
Assistant Service Manager Jack  Kolar
Jack Kolar
Assistant Service Manager
Service Advisor Ian Metry
Ian Metry
Service Advisor
Phone Number: 218-529-1304
Service Advisor Taylor Milbrandt
Taylor Milbrandt
Service Advisor
Phone Number: 218-529-1363
Service Advisor Mike Hudgens
Mike Hudgens
Service Advisor
Direct:218-529-1365 Office:218-733-0100
Service Advisor Nikki Breimon
Nikki Breimon
Service Advisor
Phone: 218-529-1364
Service Scheduling Ashlynn  Sellon
Ashlynn Sellon
Service Scheduling
Phone Number: 218-529-1328
Service Scheduling Collin O'Toole
Collin O'Toole
Service Scheduling
Phone: 218-529-1373
Service Scheduling Paul Krueger
Paul Krueger
Service Scheduling
Phone Number: 218-529-1369

Kolar Toyota Sales Team

General Manager Damien Chesney
Damien Chesney
General Manager
Direct:218-529-1323 Office:218-733-0100
Executive Consultant David Solon
David Solon
Executive Consultant
218-733-0100
 Used Car Sales Manager Tom  Davis
Tom Davis
Used Car Sales Manager
Direct: 218-529-1310 Office: 218-733-0100
New Car Sales Manager Andy Vartmann
Andy Vartmann
New Car Sales Manager
Phone Number: 218-529-1346
Sales Manager Tom Maki
Tom Maki
Sales Manager
Phone: 218-529-1325
 Sales Consultant Jared  Graun
Jared Graun
Sales Consultant
Phone Number: 218-529-1307
Sales Consultant Neil  Larson
Neil Larson
Sales Consultant
Direct:218-529-1383 Office:218-733-0100
 Sales Consultant Todd  Abrahamson
Todd Abrahamson
Sales Consultant
Direct:218-529-1379 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant Jim  McMillion
Jim McMillion
Sales Consultant
Direct:218-529-1308 Office:218-733-0100
 Sales Consultant Mark  Larson
Mark Larson
Sales Consultant
Direct:218-529-1345 Office:218-733-0100
 Sales Consultant Steve  Fresacher
Steve Fresacher
Sales Consultant
Direct:218-529-1378 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant Don  Gustafson
Don Gustafson
Sales Consultant
Direct:218-529-1341 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant Ted Pavlovich
Ted Pavlovich
Sales Consultant
Phone: 218-529-1384
Sales Consultant Brad  Gellatly
Brad Gellatly
Sales Consultant
Phone: 218-529-1375
Sales Consultant Jay O'Leary-Belich
Jay O'Leary-Belich
Sales Consultant
Phone: 218-529-1349
Sales Consultant Sam Clark
Sam Clark
Sales Consultant
Phone: 218-529-1340
Sales Manager Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith
Sales Manager
Phone: 218-529-1348
Sales Consultant Martyann Birman
Martyann Birman
Sales Consultant
Phone: 218-529-1311
Sales Consultant Brian Frankel
Brian Frankel
Sales Consultant
Phone: 218-529-1331

Kolar Toyota Parts Team

 Parts Manager John  Either
John Either
Parts Manager
Direct:218-529-1370 Office:218-733-0100
Parts Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Parts
Direct:218-529-1372 Office:218-733-0100
Parts Advisor Jason Lawrence
Jason Lawrence
Parts Advisor
Phone Number: 218-529-1312
Parts Advisor Laurel Mellin
Laurel Mellin
Parts Advisor
Phone Number: 218-529-1300

Kolar Toyota Finance Team

Business/Finance Director Lana Leneau
Lana Leneau
Business/Finance Director
Direct:218-529-1309 Office:218-733-0100
Business Manager Maria Mihalik
Maria Mihalik
Business Manager
Phone Number: 218-529-1301
Business Manager Bill Seitz
Bill Seitz
Business Manager
Phone Number: 218-529-1302

Kolar Toyota Internet Team

Customer Care Representative Nicole Jezierski
Nicole Jezierski
Customer Care Representative
Phone Number: 218-529-1305
Business Development Manager Whitney Garden
Whitney Garden
Business Development Manager
Phone Number: 218-529-1326
Customer Care Representative Alyssa Rhodes
Alyssa Rhodes
Customer Care Representative
Phone Number: 218-529-1381
Margo Giese
Customer Care Representative