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Meet Our Staff

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 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

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 Jerry  Simmons
Jerry Simmons
Service
Warranty Administrator Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson
Warranty Administrator
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.
Jessica Devich
Quick Lube Service Advisor

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

BDC Manager Ashton Hocking
Ashton Hocking
BDC Manager
Phone: 218-723-6851
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!.
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.
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.
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.
Customer Care Representative Anissa Brisk
Anissa Brisk
Customer Care Representative

Kolar - Miller Trunk Auto

MTA Manager Jeff Koepp
Jeff Koepp
MTA Manager