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Mike's Biography

Thanks for taking a minute to read about me.  This isn't going to be detailed, but here's me.


I grew up mostly in Southern Minnesota.  I was born while my dad was in the Air Force, stationed in Massechusetts.  From there, we lived in Waseca, Wadena, 2 places in the Twin Cities (my folks were in bible college), Luverne, Colorado Springs, and then graduated from LeSueur.  I've been in Mankato ever since.  I attended 2 years at Mankato State University (Minnesota State University Mankato now), and graduated with an English degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.

I'm blessed to be married to my wife Kim, since 1992, and to have 2 wonderful children (not so little anymore).  Ask me about these 3 important people in my life, and I'll talk you ear off about them.

I thought I would use my experience in restaurant management, my experience with media (was at KXLP for a short time), and my degree to pursue a career in advertising and marketing.  I was lacking sales experience, however, so I answered an ad looking for a salesperson.  Somehow I got the job, and February 15th of 1993 became my first day in the auto industry.  I spent a little over 17 years at Lager's Chrysler World, learning the value of customer satisfaction, and developing my style of providing a customer-focused, product-based sales presentation and ownership experience.  I consider my time there to have been very successful.

However, things have a habit of changing, and on May 5th, 2010, I set foot in the showroom of Mankato Motor Co. for the first time as a salesperson for my current employer.  See the section on Mankato Motors History for more on this, but suffice to say that this new employer better embodies how I feel my customers should be treated at any point in the dealership.  Providing our Best Price right up front, seeking to give the very best trade evaluation the market will bear, agressive financing terms, and top notch service, Mankato Motors has been a great fit for me from day one.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to read about me.  I don't want to bore you with more details, but if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer.  I'm happy with my life, and where my experiences have led me.  I look forward to where we're headed.  Thanks for those who have helped me get here, and those who will be with me moving forward!

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