Meet Our Staff



 


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  • Jeff Richmond
    General Manager
    701-356-8685

    Jeff Richmond has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry starting in sales in 1989. Jeff looks forward to seeing the excitement on a customer's face when they take delivery of their new or pre-owned vehicle at Valley Imports. Jeff is married and has three daughters. He invites everyone to experience something different at Valley Imports! 

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  • Todd Potulny
    Sales Manager
    701-356-8704

    Todd was born and raised on a farm by Fordville ND. He then moved to Grafton in 1985 where he met his wife Delene. Todd has now lived in the Fargo area for 27 plus years and has two children, Tyler and Tanner. Todd likes to hunt, fish and watch hockey and football. He has been in the car business for 22 plus years and has worked for Muscatell, Lunde and Dakota Chrysler Center!  

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  • Jake Mueller
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    701-356-8667

    Jake was born in Fargo and moved to Hitterdal, MN with his family and graduated from Hawley High School in 2005.  Directly after high school he took on work in the energy industry and became part of the construction management team on many wind energy projects across the country focusing primarily on the electrical aspects.  After getting married and having their son, James, he left the traveling job to spend more time with his family.  He was referred over to the auto industry by a friend and has found much enjoyment and success in helping customers throughout the car buying process.  He recently joined Valley Imports as the Internet Sales Manager to help with the quickly evolving internet sales process.  When not at work, he spends much of his time with his family and has hobbies in music and saltwater aquariums.

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  • Matt Walz
    Business Manager
    701-356-8721

    Matt started in the automotive industry as a sales consultant in 1987 and to date has 27 years of experience with various positons. He thinks the best part of working at Valley Imports is the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Matt is from the Fargo/Moorhead area with family roots in Mahnomen, MN and is part Chippewa or Ojibwa. He has three sons Dakota, East and Creighton. He enjoys hunting, snowmobiling, motorcycling, golf, fishing, hockey and football.

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  • Marshal Girodat
    Business Manager
    701-356-8715

    Marshal grew up in the small town of Walcott, North Dakota. Where his parents own a farm, he worked there while he was younger. Living out in the country, Marshal enjoyed being outside and any activity that he could do with his Dad. He love to hunt, fish, and go to the lake in general. Living in Fargo Marshal has taken up bowling, golf, and playing basketball whenever possible.

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  • Robert Lever
    Internet Sales Manager
    701-356-8676

    BoB has over 20 years  of experience in the automotive industry.  He is married with two daughters.  He is a long time West Fargo resident and is active in serving  the FMWF community any way he can. BoB enjoys serving customers and making their experience with Valley Imports a great one.

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  • Brian Mackner
    Inventory Control Manager
    701-729-2425

    Brian has worked for Valley Imports for more than 9 years, he has 2 girls. In his free time, Brian loves Woodworking and the occasional Underwater Basket Weaving!

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  • Dzmitry Yatsuk
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8672

    Dzmitry was born and raised in the small town of Lida (Belarus, Europe) and has an Engineer of Energy bachelor degree from Belarussian State Agrarian Technical University. During his studies at the university he started to sell cars. He traveled and worked in other European countries such as Norway, Denmark, Germany, etc. Dzmitry enjoys fishing, reading, movies and riding bicycles with his wife.

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  • Joe Klein
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8675

    Joe grew up in the Twin Cities and moved to Fargo to attend NDSU.  After finishing school, he married his best friend Heather and they have two great kids.  Joe is an avid sports fan and loves to watch the Vikings and Twins.  He has over 20 years of sales and retail experience with a passion for the automotive industry.  Joe's number one goal is find an exciting and safe vehicle that you will be proud to own. 

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  • Robbie Seaman
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8740

    Robbie was born and raised in the Fargo, ND area besides a two year stretch spent in Portland, Oregon. Robbie went to West Fargo High School and is currently a student at North Dakota State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in criminal justice with minors in emergency management and psychology. Robbie has been with Valley Imports for a few years as a Sales Assistant before recently accepting a Sales Consultant position. Robbie enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys Minnesota Vikings football and Portland Trail Blazers basketball. In his free time, Robbie enjoys playing pick-up games of basketball and football, and occasionally playing video games.

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  • Erik Swenson
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8668

    Erik grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo South High School. After graduating from the University of North Dakota Erik returned to Fargo and has been in sales at Valley Imports for over ten years. Erik enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids Madeline and Gavin, and Chocolate Lab Dez. Most of his time outside of work is spent chasing kids around, grilling, and the occasional trip out the lakes. Some of his passions include hunting, Ducati motorcycles, and rooting on UND Hockey.

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  • Tana Martin
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8664

    Tana Martin is originally from New Rockford, ND. She graduated from North Dakota State University and pursued a job in retail sales.  In her free time she enjoys most sports and spending time with friends. Her favorite teams range from the San Antonio Spurs to the Cleveland Indians.

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  • Matt Pyle
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8768

    Matt was born and raised in West Fargo, North Dakota and graduated high school at West Fargo High. Matt played football and ran track in high school, and played a little bit of club team rugby at UND, where he studied computer science for two years. Matt has since moved back to Fargo from Grand Forks to finish his schooling, except this time with a Business degree. Matt loves to save up money to spend it on trips exploring both State and National Parks, while also enjoying the road trip that goes with it.

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  • Bob Schumacher
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8670

    Bob grew up in rural Linton, North Dakota. He went to college and then moved to Lincoln Nebraska in the early 70's doing retail sales. He came back to North Dakota and moved to Fargo after finding the love of his life back in Linton.  In 1976, he started in the automotive sales. He has over 40 years of experience in all of the sales positions.

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  • Gordy Brustad
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8679

    Gordy grew up in Doyon, ND and graduated from Lakota High School in Lakota, ND. He moved with his family to Devils Lake, ND and became involved in the fuel oil business as an Amoco Oil Jobber selling products to farm, commercial, construction and residential homes. Gordy and his wife, Cheryl, who works for the Fargo Public Schools, celebrated their 39th anniversary this year. Gordy is the Commercial Vehicle Manager, please contact him for all your Sprinter Van needs. Stop in at Valley Imports, where the customers get to enjoy a new and comfortable buying experience.

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  • Brendan Levings
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8716

    Brendan was born and raised in the southern United States, moving from Tallahassee, FL to Chattanooga, TN. He eventually moved up to Fargo in 2017 to live with his now fiancé, Destiny. A lover of animals, especially cats, they have three that they call their own: Aiya, Lukah, and Eowynn. Brendan played soccer on club and school teams for 14 years before calling it quits to focus on school. He's currently attending MSUM and intends to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, playing video games, cooking, and the company of friends. Empathetic and friendly, Brendan desires each individual's experience with him at Valley Imports to be fruitful and fun-filled!

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  • Kristen Pagel
    Sales Manager
    701-356-8661

    Kristen is a retired veteran of the North Dakota Army National Guard and has over twenty years of experience in vehicle sales, finance and management. Kristen prides herself on her ability to find the highest quality vehicles for her sales consultants to provide to the best customers in the nation! She also believes that Valley Imports has the ability to provide every customer with a unique experience and quality vehicle that fits their lifestyle and budget. Most importantly, Kristen understands that a vehicle purchase is the second largest purchase most people make. She appreciates that it is a big decision that requires your time and attention. Her sales consultants will be sensitive to your needs and provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision that you will be happy with for years to come! 

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  • Jerry Meier
    Sales Consultant
    701-356-8662

    Jerry is married and has three children.  Born and raised in a farm community in rural North Dakota.  Earned a Bachler of Science degree from North Dakota State University with a major in Business Finance and a minor in Economics. Went to work for Valley Imports in 1975. I have worked in every facet of the business ranging from sales, preowned manager, new car manager, general sales manager and general manager. I am currently serving as the Porsche Brand Ambassador Manager.

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  • Monica Morud
    Sales Assistant
    701-356-8745

    Monica was born and raised in Jamestown, ND. She is a Sales Assistant and Title Clerk, who working many years at Valley Imports. Monica is positive, with a good humor, but at the same time she is serious and knows her business very well, which allow her to be professional in this field. Her hobbies are golf, pool time and going movies.

     


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  • Viktoriia Tkachenko
    Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
    701-356-8731

    Viktoriia was born and raised in the Ukraine. She loves to cook, play volleyball, ride bicycle and has always been interested in other traditions, cultures and willing to learn something new. She began to travel, and worked in Europe. She graduated from the National University of  Ukraine and received a master's degree in Landscape Designing . To get more experience, she came to the United States, where she spent  1 ½ years working in customer service in Orlando, Fl., and she has completed studies for Software Quality Assurance, in Minnesota, where she now resides with her husband  Dzmitry

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