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  • Tom Krusemark

    An accounting major and graduate of Concordia College, Tom never imagined that he would end up owning a car dealership. Together with his brother Joel, Tom took the entrepreneurial risk and has now been a car business owner for 30 years. His experience in sourcing quality vehicles from auctions around the nation drives inventory fitting your needs at the right price. He loves the hunt and hustle for the right car and ensuring client satisfaction with our products and service.

    In the time that the laptop gets closed and the phone set aside, Tom loves to relax at home on the lake with his wife and daughters, 3 spoiled cats, and a Miller Lite. He is quite the grilling connoisseur and prides himself in his vast knowledge of music, seeing if his family can name that tune. The place he finds the greatest relaxation and most revitalizing is Lake Tahoe, where the fresh pine air and snow powder is all Tom needs to enjoy some skiing.

  • Mike Kocher
    Finance Manager

  • Darin Anderson
    General Manager/General Sales Manager

  • Dennis Kashmark

    Dennis graduated with a degree in accounting from Concordia College. Little did he know that he graduated with the same degree, the same year as his future employer, Joel Krusemark. Dennis has been keeping things running smooth for Krusemark Automotive for 20 years.

    He appreciates the simple things in life: time with family, walking with his wife, doing yard work, and enjoying nature through camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Consequently, his go to anthem is "Fishin in the Dark."

  • Deidra Mack
    Administrative Assistant

    Greeting you on the phone and at the front desk of the dealership is Deidra. For years, Deidra served customers at her local gas station, multi-tasking and becoming skilled in many areas of the business. She enjoys the change in pace and the structure in her job as an administrative assistant at Valu, but what really makes her role great are the personalities of all the people she gets to work with.

    In her free time, Deidra enjoys playing with her son and her boyfriend's kids and taking their dogs, Shelby & Rebel, for walks. Fitting for her workplace, Deidra has always really liked cars. Growing up, she and her family would go on camping trips and center their vacation around some of the biggest auto shows in the nation. If she could have any car, she'd love a Dodge Challenger, but after getting a ride in the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Trailhawk at this spring's auto show in Minneapolis, it's a toss-up! 

  • Hope Schmidt
    Marketing and Communications Manager

    Although Hope started her career as an elementary teacher, she's finding it very interesting learning her own lessons within her social media/marketing position at Valu Ford & Chrysler. A self-proclaimed Facebook and Pinterest addict, she enjoys using her eye as a consumer to analyze the back end of online marketing. Between occasional visits to the dealership, Hope's in good company working from home alongside her furry feline friend, Archie.

    Hope and her husband enjoy their weekends at a little log lake cabin where she's greeted by sunrise yoga on the deck and coffee with a view. She brakes for yard sales and won't miss the chance to find hidden treasures to decorate her home at the flea market.