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  • Steve Tuschen
    General Manager

    Steve joined the Mills team in 2019 bringing over 16 years of automotive experience, having most recently served as Fixed Operations Director for the Rydell Group in Mason City, Iowa.  Prior to that, Steve also worked with the Billion Auto Group.  He admits in all reality he's been working on or around vehicles "all my life", other than working for Citibank for 11 years.  Steve currently lives in Lakeville along with wife Kimm and their children Jack and Cora, though the family has been looking forward to moving to Willmar for some time now.  "My wife is from the area, so I have been in the Willmar area for the last 20 years visiting the different lakes and looking forward to being in the area full-time", he said.  Steve grew up in Salem, South Dakota, a small town outside of Sioux Falls, and went on to graduate from the University of South Dakota with a BS in Business Management.  He is active with the Knights of Columbus, and when not at work he enjoys travelling, riding motorcycle and being with his family.

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  • Alyssa McCune
    Finance Manager

    Alyssa grew up in the Atwater, Minnesota area and graduated from ACGC High (Atwater, Cosmos, Grove City) prior to enrolling in the Finance and Credit program at Saint Cloud Community and Technical College.  She worked primarily in manufacturing previously, spending 3 years at 3M and most recently working as Purchasing Assistant for a tractor manufacturer, but after the birth of her daughter in 2018 she made a career shift with the goal of becoming a Finance Manager in the automotive industry.  "I personally enjoy selling automobiles and recreational vehicles" she said.  Alyssa became part of the Mills team in July 2019.  She is engaged to her high school sweetheart Jason, and they live on a hobby farm near Atwater with their daughter Charleigh and a collection of dogs, cats, goats and chickens.  Alyssa volunteers at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter and regularly joins her family cleaning road ditches for the Adopt-A-Highway program.  She loves music and plays guitar, piano and sings.  She also loves backcountry snowmobiling, boating, reading and spending time with her family, friends and animals on her farm.

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  • Dan Swart
    Service Manager

    Dan joined Mills Auto Center in October of 1988. Dan and his wife Linda have 4 children; Connor, Ava, Audrey and Charles. In his free time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

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  • Robert Ruter
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    Robert has been in the automotive business since 1994. He has worked for Mills since the company originally acquired the dealership in Willmar. He has been married since 1993 and has two boys. Robert enjoys many outdoor activities, primarily snowmobiling and fishing.

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  • Rick Hess
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    A veteran of 20-plus years in the car business, Rick returns to Mills after working more than two years as used car manager at the former Swenson Motor Co., Willmar. And, he's never really left home, having been born/raised in Willmar, and graduating from Willmar High School. Rick is also a graduate of Hamline University with a degree in economics. His automotive career started at Manley Auto Center, Willmar, which later became Mills Auto Center. Rick and his wife, Linda, have one son and six grandchildren. He plays golf and enjoys watching his son drive in drag races.

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  • Bailey Reuber
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    Bailey started with Mills in April 2019, a warm & smiling face assisting both Willmar Mills dealerships for some time before moving to her current position.  Experience gained waitressing and bartending while working through college seemed to fit her friendly personality well and later transferred just as well to her current position.  "I really enjoyed it, I met and worked with a lot of great people" she said of her time working in hospitality.  "Now I am a sales consultant, which I enjoy even more, being challenged every day and selling cars is now my passion.  I have been so fortunate being able to progress and further my automotive knowledge in a bunch of different areas & build great relationships!" she said.   Bailey grew up in Hector MN, and graduated from Buffalo-Lake-Hector-Stewart High School in 2016 before initially pursuing a potential nursing degree attending Minnesota State University- Mankato, South Central Tech and eventually transferring to Ridgewater College in Hutchinson.  Bailey currently lives in Clara City with her (not orange) cat Cheeto, though she's looking into moving to the New London / Spicer area.  When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with family, grilling & being on the lake, rollerblading, and playing on a co-ed softball team / sand volleyball team in the summer.  She's also a big fan of attending concerts with friends.  "One of our main events we look forward to every year is Winstock, a big country music festival in the summer with different headliners each time" she said.

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  • Matthew Wilde
    Service Advisor

    Matthew joined Mills in November 2018. He was previously with GEICO Insurance as auto damage adjuster, and Walmart as asset protection manager. Matthew is originally from Iowa, a graduate of Corwith Wesley Luverne High School and attended North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, where he studied finance management and insurance. He lives in Pennock and enjoys family time, travel and finding good restaurants.

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