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Management

Robert Katz
Master Certified* General Manager
(952) 476-6111

My Reviews

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Debbie Bryant
Controller


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Rich Barfknecht
Master Certified* New Vehicle Sales Director
(952) 697-2300

My Reviews

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Stacy Kritsas
Master Certified* New Vehicle Sales Manager
(952) 746-6926

My Reviews

Additional Languages: Greek & Spanish

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David Skeens
Master Certified* New Vehicle Sales Manager
(952) 229-4316

My Reviews

Personal Bio:

"I was born and raised just outside of Des Moines, IA and have lived in the Twin Cities/Minneapolis area now for over 20 years. I attended college at Iowa State and hold degrees in both marketing and management. My wife and I now reside in the northwest metro area. I've been with Lexus of Wayzata since early 2006 and have enjoyed watching the dealership and our vehicles evolve. I have and will continue to enjoy working with and meeting our many wonderful clients. Outside of work, I enjoy golf, hockey, working out, biking and most things outdoors. Whether you are new to Lexus vehicles or have purchased multiple times over I am always happy to help in any way that I can." 

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Bryan Grotte
Master Certified* Pre-Owned Sales Director
(952) 404-5145

My Reviews

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Bill Jansen
Master Certified* Pre-Owned Sales Manager


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Becky Stenson
Financial Services Director
(952) 737-4014

My Reviews

Personal Bio: 

"I grew up on a farm in small-town Starbuck, MN where I graduated from high school. I attended the University of Morris for a year before moving to Tacoma, WA. From there I moved to Alaska, Massachusetts, and then back to Minnesota to be close by family again. I have been blessed with one son and a daughter-in-law who are very talented artists. I love to fish, paint, mow my lawn, and whatever other manual labor I can find. I have been in the car business since 1991, but have been at Lexus since 2017. I enjoy helping customers with their financing, and love making the experience a joyful one!"


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Tim Ha
Financial Services Manager
952-229-4315

tha@lexusofwayzata.com

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James Husgen
Financial Services Manager


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Mike Mckelvy
Financial Services Manager


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New Vehicle Sales

Jake Blomquist
Master Certified* New Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5117

My Reviews

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Ihab Elseweissy
New Car Sales Specialist


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Gerald Franti
Master Certified*
(952) 404-5132

My Reviews

Personal Bio: 

"Raised in a career military family, I had the life-enriching opportunity live abroad (England) and lived in multiple US states - Texas, Michigan, Ohio, & Wisconsin - before establishing residency in Burnsville, Minnesota.  My passion in the fine arts lead to BMEd and MM (performance) degrees and teaching music in Bloomington - continuing to expand my travel dossier to thirty-seven countries - prior to discovering the world of sales.  After forty years of marriage, kids, four dogs and surviving the roller coaster of seasonal ups and downs, I can finally consider my vagabond self an adopted Minnesotan.  Creative endeavors have always spurred my personal impetus with gardening, design, experimental cooking and fashioning my ubiquitous bow ties rising to the top.

I joined Lexus of Wayzata in 2012 as a Vehicle Delivery Specialist and transitioned to the New Car Sales & Leasing team within the first year.  I especially enjoy working with a diverse clientele and international colleagues at the store."

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Bailey Gibbs
New Car Sales Specialist


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Bob Horwitz
Certified* New Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5121

My Reviews

Personal Bio:

"I grew up in Rochester, NY and Philadelphia. I headed west after high school and went to the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. I moved to Minneapolis and began a career in retail with Dayton's. I've spent my career in retail and wholesale apparel, and had my own marketing company for 20 years working with high-end brands. I came to Lexus of Wayzata in early 2019 having never sold automobiles before, but wanting to bring my experience with high-end brands and consumer engagement to make the car-buying experience fun and enjoyable.

I have two daughters and three grandchildren. I live in Minnetonka, and am fortunate to have my family close by in Edina and South Minneapolis. I enjoy golf, biking, downhill skiing, music, and movies. I try to spend time with family cooking and entertaining."


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Karen London
New Car Sales Specialist


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Lisa McNulty
Certified* New Vehicle Sales
952-404-5140


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Joe Nathanson
Certified* New Vehicle Sales
(952) 737-4021

My Reviews

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Jonathan Riches
Certified* New Vehicle Sales
(952) 746-6916

My Reviews

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Anastasia Surina
New Car Sales Specialist


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Ed Thompson
New Car Sales Specialist


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Val Udermann
Master Certified* New Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5133

My Reviews

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Lindsey Conley
Sales/Service Acquisition Specialist
952-737-4022


Personal Bio: 
I was born and raised in Michigan most of my life. That is where I met my husband while attending Ferris State University. We lived in Baton Rouge, LA for three years and that is where my Lexus journey began, in 2015. 
In 2016 my husband and I moved to Delano, MN to be near family and friends. My career at Lexus of Wayzata started in 2016 and has been every bit of amazing, with new opportunities, meeting great customers and working with dedicated and passionate people. 
We currently have a daughter and a black lab who we love getting outside with. The four of us enjoy being on the lake, taking road trips to Michigan, and spending time with our families. We enjoy golfing, are major foodies and love finding new places to explore. 

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Eric Baumann
Master Certified* Lexus Delivery Coordinator
(952) 746-6912

My Reviews

Personal Bio: 

I'm the son of a Lutheran preacher. We spent the bulk of my youth in rural South Dakota and Nebraska, until finally settling in Onalaska, WI my freshman year of high school. Like many preacher's kids, I too was a class clown. I coasted into graduation day on fumes, which helped punch my ticket to Riverland Community College in Austin, MN. I finished my schooling at UW-Eau Claire, where I studied Broadcast Journalism. I enjoyed 13 years as an on-air radio personality at 105 Dot 5 The Buzz in La Crosse, Z100 in Eau Claire, 104.7 KCLD in St Cloud and KS95 and 93X here in the Twin Cities. My most memorable celebrity encounter? Once, backstage at a celebrity gala, NBC's Matt Lauer and I touched hands while reaching for the same banana nut muffin.  

Casey, our daughter Avery (13), sons Cade (11) and Phoenix (4) and I live in St. Michael. I cheer for the Green Bay Packers, any team playing the Vikings, Nebraska Cornhusker Football, the Timberwolves, the Brewers, the Twins (I'm bi-leagual) and my amateur baseball team, the St Michael Angels! My hobbies include agreeing with my wife, buying things at Goodwill for $1 and selling them on eBay (or wearing them), cheap domestic Wisconsin beer and Netflix.

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Nathan Kilsdonk
Lexus Delivery & Technology Specialist


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Kurt Snuggerud
New Car Inventory/Lot Manager


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Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales

Erin Fellows


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Ignacio Garrigos
Master Certified* Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5144


Additional Languages: Spanish

Personal Bio:

"My philosophy here at Lexus of Wayzata has always been to do my best and provide the best service to my guests. My background in Customer Service and Customer Relations have made me realize that you have to be approachable with your guests. It is all about the personal touch and the personal relationship when it comes to a business proposal. 
At Lexus, I always try to make the customer feel like a guest in my own home. 
Treat everyone in a professional manner with respect and courtesy. Good things will happen if you do that."

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Russell Lawrentz
Master Certified* Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5110

My Reviews

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John Maceachern
Certified* Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5147

My Reviews

Personal Bio: 

"I grew up in the "Motor City" (Detroit) involved in sports throughout high school. I moved to Minnesota in 1978  and entered into the Automotive industry shortly thereafter. 
Before joining the Lexus team,  I worked with the same company for 35 years. I have now been with Lexus of Wayzata for 2 years. In my off time, I enjoy a lot of activities; boating, fishing, my dogs and horses. Some of my other hobbies include; classic cars and trail rides."

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Christian Nicklow
Certified* Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales
952-229-4313

cnicklow@lexusofwayzata.com


Personal Bio: 

I grew up in Edina, MN and graduated from Edina Highschool. I attended Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN, and I  received my degree in Travel and Hospitality at Minneapolis Business College. I currently reside in Northeast Minneapolis with my beautiful wife and two gorgeous children (who thankfully get their looks from their mother). Before getting into the auto industry, I was in the restaurant business for 24 years. I worked for my father and his brother's restaurants; Nicklow's, Shorewood and Santorini. I thrive in customer service, my family taught me to value others. To treat everyone with respect, kindness and love. "The good thing about my family is that we treat you like family...and the bad thing is we treat you like family." Outside of work I enjoy biking with my dog Maverick, spending time with my family, volunteering at my church, trying new restaurants in the city and watching my favorite Minnesota sports teams. I came to Lexus in 2019, and would love to make you part of our family!

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Dana Poppen
Certified* Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5124

My Reviews

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Cal Ryan
Master Certified* Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales
(952) 404-5139

My Reviews

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Michael Shteyn
Master Certified* Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales
(952) 746-6915


Additional Languages: Russian

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Zack Anderson
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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Service

Son Huynh
Service Director


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Tri Bui
Service Manager
(952) 697-2306

My Reviews

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Genou Vang
Detail Manager


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Tom Bennett
Senior Certified* Service Consultant
(952) 404-5138

My Reviews

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Navindra Boodhoo
Service Consultant


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Thomas Campbell
Service Consultant


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Shane Decker
Service Consultant


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Chris Doyle
Master Certified* Service Consultant
(952) 404-5107

My Reviews

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Doug Evans
Master Certified* Service Consultant
(952) 404-5109

My Reviews

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Celeste Harris
Certified* Service Consultant
(952) 697-2313

My Reviews

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Bob Holm
Service Consultant


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Jonathan Jergenson
Service Consultant


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Joe Lushine
Service Consultant


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Robert Madson
Service Consultant


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Michael Peters
Certified* Service Consultant
(952) 404-5125

My Reviews

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Scott Saba
Service Consultant


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Rick Stack
Service Consultant


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Kevin Taylor
Service Consultant


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Tia Campbell
Courtesy Vehicle Administrator


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Wyatt Kressin
Guest Services Concierge


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Mike Buirge
"Dealer" Tire Specialist


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Steve Geil
Lexus Diagnostic Specialist


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Parts

Lee Suedbeck
Master Certified* Parts Manager
(952) 404-5115

My Reviews

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Chris Balluf
Parts Counter


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Tristan Herzog
Parts Counter


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Paul Martin
Master Certified* Parts Specialist
(952) 404-5114

pmartin@lexusofwayzata.com

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George Milanovich
Certified* Parts Specialist
(952) 404-5114

gmilanovich@lexusofwayzata.com

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Jay Smith
Certified* Parts Specialist
952-404-5114

jsmith@lexusofwayzata.com

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Mike Ptacek
Master Certified* Parts Specialist
(952) 404-5114

mptacek@lexusofwayzata.com

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Detail

Johan Waller
Detail Lead


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Ted Schneider
Paintless Dent Repair


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