Meet Our Staff


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  • Forest Brown
    President

    Hometown: Guttenberg, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: From inception
    Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids, boating, and classic cars/trucks
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Too many to list!
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: Great people, great product, great place! (I may be biased!)

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  • Jason Waterman
    General Manager
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: West Union, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 12 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with my family, cooking, basketball, and golf.
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: It's the people that make it all worth it. From my fellow employees to our guests. The people make this an incredible place to work and be.

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  • Larry Biermann
    General Sales Manager
    (563) 875-2409

    I am Larry Biermann. I am the General Sales Manager here at Victory Ford. When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my son. I also enjoy catching a demolition derby when I am free. I have worked with Victory for 19 years. Over the years, my love for working here stems from all the customers that have become friends, as well as bonding with my co-workers.

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  • Cindy Offerman
    Human Resources Manager
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Guttenberg, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 8 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Reading, traveling, going to my children's activities
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Expedition
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: At Victory we genuinely care about each other and work together as a team for the betterment of our customer's experience. Additionally, my job is challenging and matched my career goals. 

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  • Nancy Burger
    Dealer Controller
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: New Vienna, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 20 years
    Favorite Hobbies: 4 wheeling with my family, training my dogs, being a "soccer mom," and candy crush
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang GT
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: All the different people I come into contact with - employees, customers, business people

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  • Jennifer Billmeyer
    Finance Manager
    563-875-2409

    My name is Jennifer Billmeyer, and I am the finance manager at Victory Ford. I am originally from Quincy, IL. I just entered my role here at Victory, and I am very excited! In my free time, I enjoy boating and spending time with my family. My favorite part about working at Victory Ford is the friendly work environment. 

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  • Deric Bush
    Commercial Fleet Sales Manager
    563-875-2409

    Hometown: Dubuque, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: New
    Favorite Hobbies: Being outdoors or on a lake as well as spending time with my four awesome kids!
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: F-150
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: Victory Ford prioritizes itself with giving the absolute best customer service each and every time and that has always been one of my top priorities as well. I also love the team atmosphere that is prevalent amongst each department and the entire company and that someone is always willing to lend a hand.

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  • Mitch Manternach
    Sales Consultant/Finance Manager
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Earlville, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 7 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Racing, hunting, and fishing
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Superduty
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: I love helping people and that when coming to "work" doesn't feel like "work," you know you are doing the right thing.

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  • Kim Palmer
    Sales Consultant
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Iowa City, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 11 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Motorcycling and watching football with my sons
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Fusion Hybrid
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: The family atmosphere, that we care about our customers and always striving to improve

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  • Ryan Sedbrook
    Sales Consultant
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: East Dubuque, IL

    Time with Victory Ford: 5.5 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family and riding my Harley
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: F-150
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: The people

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  • Michael Koch
    Sales Consultant
    563-875-2409

    Hometown: Dubuque, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 2 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Cooking and motorcycles
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: I enjoy the people, both employees and customers are some of the best people I have worked with.

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  • Dave Korte
    Sales Consultant
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI

    Time with Victory Ford: 6 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Golf
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: F-150
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: The customers

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  • Joe Thein
    Sales Consultant
    563-875-2409

    Hometown: Colesburg, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 2 months
    Favorite Hobbies: Bowling, golf, and spending time with my wife and daughter.
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Shelby GT 500 Mustang
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: Everyone is very welcoming and fun to be around as well as an easy environment to work in.

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  • Patrick Valant
    Internet Department Manager
    (563) 599-5794

    Hometown: Dyersville, IA
    Time with Victory Ford: 7 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Playing guitar, working out, hiking with my dogs, military history, and old cars.

    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang
    Why do you love working with Victory: Great family atmosphere and work environment and we are always looking at ideas on how we can better serve our guests and existing customers. Plus I have always been a car/Ford guy!

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  • Megan Vorwald
    Internet Sales Advisor
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Dubuque, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 2 months
    Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two children, running, skiing, scuba diving, basketball, volleyball and cooking/baking.
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: The staff is very friendly and enjoyable to work with. I also love talking to customers to help them find their ideal vehicle!

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  • James Halverson
    Service Department Manager
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Earlville, IA
    Time with Victory: 5 years

    Favorite Hobbies: Drag racing and BBQing
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang
    Why you love working with Victory: I love working with a small town dealer that is actively involved in working with the community.

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  • Sami Helmrichs
    Service Advisor
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Manchester, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 2 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Horseback riding and spending time outdoors
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: F-150
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My co-workers are the best and everyday is different

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  • Joseph Meisner
    Service Advisor
    563-875-2409

    Hometown: Greeley, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 5 months
    Favorite Hobbies: Huting, fishing, and baseball
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Bronco
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: The people I work with

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  • Charity Kelchen
    Service BDC
    563-875-2409

    Hometown: Harbor Beach, MI

    Time with Victory Ford: 1 year in Oct
    Favorite Hobbies: Kayaking and spending time with my family and friends
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Explorer and Mustang
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My co-workers, community involvement and charity work that we do

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  • Richard Kramer
    Service Assistance
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Dyersville, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 8 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Helping my brother do farm work and visiting with people.
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Edge
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: I like the people I work with

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  • Russ Steger
    Service Tech
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Dyersville, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 12.5 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Fishing and hunting
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: F-150
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: Taking care of everyone's vehicle needs

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  • Jake Chapman
    Service Tech
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Monticello, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 3.5 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with my kids, camping, and NASCAR
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang
    Why do love working at Victory Ford: The friendly environment and my co-workers

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  • Dan Arlen
    Service Tech
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Dyersville, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 4 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Camping, fishing, hunting
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Super Duty
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My co-workers

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  • Nick Burger
    Service Tech
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Petersburg, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 2 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Hunting
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Super Duty
    Why do you love working with Victory Ford: The people

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  • Joe Gansen
    Service Tech
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Worthington, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 12 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Fishing
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Raptor
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: Good environment to work in and the people

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  • Gary Lange
    Service Tech
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Dyersville, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 26 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Collecting garden tractors
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Vintage F Series
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My co-workers

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  • Dustin Girot
    Service Tech
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Edgewood, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 5 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Hunting and fishing
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Gran Torino
    Why do you love working with Victory Ford: It's a place that the more effort you put in, the more you get in return

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  • JC Cockroft
    Parts Department Manager
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Epworth, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 13 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Cycling
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: 1969 Mustang
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: Solving problems

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  • Dan Schuster
    Parts Counter
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Peosta, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 3 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Golf
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Mustang
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: The people

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  • Nick Presley
    Parts Counter
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Manchester, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 8 months
    Favorite Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and bowling
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Super Duty
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: The friendly staff

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  • Joel Rubel
    Victory Fast Lane Detail Manager
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Epworth, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 11 years
    Favorite Hobbies: ATVing
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: F150
    Why do you love working with Victory Ford: The atmosphere and the people

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  • Sam Flynn
    Detail Technician
    563-875-2409

    Hometown: Wickenburg, AZ

    Time with Victory Ford: 7 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Mudding, camping, and demolition derbies
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Superduty
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My boss is awesome and the atmosphere is great!

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  • Derek Putz
    Detail Technician
    563-865-2409

    Hometown: Farley, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 2 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Being with my friends
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Raptor
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My co-workers

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  • Sara Miller
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Dubuque, IA

    Favorite Hobbies: Baking, spending time with my family and going to the movies
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Explorer
    Why do you love working with Victory Ford: Everyday brings a new challenge with a great group of people. The many potluck "cook-offs" are pretty great too!

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  • Jana Fox
    Title Clerk
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Dyersville, IA

    Time with Victory Ford: 4.5 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Baking, listening to music, and spending time with family
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Explorer
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My co-workers are fun to be with and our customers. I've been able to get to know them which is like seeing a friend everyday.

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  • Melissa Lewis
    Receptionist
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Delhi, IA
    Favorite Hobby: Camping
    Time with Victory: Under 1 year
    Why you love working with Victory: The employees and customers are always friendly and pleasant.

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  • Kaleann Waterman
    Public Relations & Events Coord.
    (563) 590-9564

    Hometown: Bloomington, IL

    Time with Victory Ford: 10 years
    Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with my family, running, and taking photos
    Favorite Ford Vehicle: Expedition
    Why do you love working at Victory Ford: My co-workers are my family

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  • Brendan Marshall
    Public Relations Assistant/ Customer Service Management
    (563) 875-2409

    Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois

    Favorite Hobby: I love going to concerts, trying new restaurants, and traveling!
    Time with Victory: under 1 year
    Why you love working with Victory: I love the family atmosphere here at Victory. It really makes a difference. I also love the customers we have and all our events!

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  • Maxx Mustang
    Mascot & Community Outreach

    Maxx loves to be involved with the community! You can see him all around town reading at the elementary schools, attending Fighting Saints hockey games, pizza parties, and so much more! 

    Visit Maxx's Facebook page! 

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