Meet Our Team

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  • Welcome to Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln Inc.
    1222 W Service Dr Winona, MN 55987
    (888) 318-2578

  • Mike Puetz

    Mike is a life long resident of Winona and has been in the auto business for 30 years. His dream came true when he assumes ownership of Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln in 2013. He loves the fact that it is staffed by long termed employees who have become like family. It makes a huge difference. Mike enjoys riding his motorcycle, traveling the area, outdoor activities and his family.

  • Ricky Torkelson
    General Manager

    Rick has been in the automotive business since 1985. He joined the Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln family in July 2011. His favorite part of his job is meeting new people that walk through our doors daily. No one is ever a stranger at the Sugar Loaf family, we just haven't met yet.  "See you on the Sunny Side Soon!"

  • Mike (Spike) Norris
    New Car Sales Manager

    After 33 years of selling General Motors Products in the Winona Area, Spike finally switched to the "Sunnyside of 61" in September 2017.

    He enjoys getting together with family and friends and taking care of his pool in the summer months. 

  • Jo An Moham
    Finance Manager

    JoAn began her career in 1969 in the accounting office, back when all the journal entries were done by hand. She's worn many hats over the years in the Dealership and for the past 29 years has financed over 25,000 vehicles for her valued customers.  She's been the Chairperson of the Annual Mustang Gallop for the past 15 years and enjoys driving her own Mustang convertible when she has time. She has two married children and is the proud grandmother to her "perfect" grandchild, Maddy. In her spare time she is treasurer of the Homer Civic Association, Lay Leader at the Homer Church, is a member of the Winona County Historical Society and the Eastern Star. I love the car business!!

  • Samantha Puetz
    Finance Manager

    Samantha has been int he Auto Business for 6 years and was promoted to Finance Manager at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln in 2014. She enjoys yoga, kayaking and being at home with her three dogs Zoey, Stella and Jeter. Samantha especially loves spending time with her niece and nephew Lincoln and Everly.  Samantha is Ford Motor Company Financial Services Master Certified and has several advanced certifications through the Automotive Development Group.  Samantha has a wealth of knowledge and is eager to help ensure that your financial transaction goes smoothly. 

  • Dawne Betthauser
    Internet Sales Manager

    Dawne has been in the auto business for 19 years. She has worked in both the accounting and sales department and joined our staff two years ago. She enjoys walking, spending time with family and friends, and making people laugh!


  • Joe Luby
    Internet Sales Consultant

    Joe grew up in Zimmerman, Mn where his dad was the town mechanic. That is where he developed his passion for cars.  

    After working for Dominos Pizza for ten years in a middle management capacity he decided to pursue his passion for cars and he began working for Sugar Loaf Ford in 1992.

    He has always worked with internet sales and grew this department from zero to over 33%.

    He enjoys fishing, his family and making people laugh. He likes to volunteer his time by being on the board of the Riverway Charter School and actively involved with the Church of Christ.

  • Jeff Covey
    Sales Consultant

    Jeff has been with us for two years, but has been in the auto business for 34 years. He lives in LaCrescent with his family and in his spare time enjoys golfing and attending his daughters sporting activities.

  • Sherry Hovell
    Sales Consultant

    Sherry went from building auto parts at TRW to selling vehicles! She started here at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln in 2003 and is now our truck specialist.

    She enjoys quilting, spending time with her family and her doggies.

  • Michael Meurer
    Sales Consultant

    Michael spent many years as a History teacher and taught Drivers Education! He has been at Sugar Loaf for 3 three years. 

  • Dan Peterson
    Sales Consultant

    Dan has worked in almost every facet of the automotive business over the past 32 years from sales and sales management to most recently owning his own independent used car operation in his home town of Houston, MN.

    Dan enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family at their rural home near Houston. He is very excited to have the opportunity to be part of this great Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln team!

  • Derek Puetz
    Sales Consultant

    Derek has been part of the Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln team for 9 years. Derek started in the detail department in high school and was promoted to sales in 2010. Derek is our "Lincoln Brand Champion" and is also Ford Master Certified. He enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew Lincoln and Everly. In his spare time he likes to ride motorcycle and spend time with his three dogs; Jeter, Stella and Zoey. 

  • Randy Kuhlow
    Sales Consultant

  • Lora Ehlenfeldt

    24 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Roxie Wold
    Cashier & Receptionist

    Roxie has been a part of our Sugar Loaf Ford Family for 10 years as our Cashier and Switch Board Operator. She loves the interaction with the customers!! Outside of work she enjoys family and her furry kids. "Meow"

  • Sue Buermann
    Accounts Payable Clerk

    Sue has been with us for two years. She was born and raised in Winona, MN with a short stint to N. California, however, she missed the MN seasons so much she married and moved back.  Sue is a local bowler with membership in the Winona Women's Hall of Fame and 600 club.  Sue handles the Accounts Payable part of the dealership!

  • Mary Schneider
    Parts Manager

    I have been employed by Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln since 1982 and enjoy the day to day challenges of the Parts department. I have been on the Board of Automotive Technology at Southeast Technical College since 1983. I enjoy antique cars, camping, boating and traveling.

  • Jason Fravel
    Parts Specialist

    I am a father of four wonderful children - Julia, Jackson, Evelyn, and Audrey. I am a huge Broncos Fan! ! I have been in the parts department since October 2015 and have a degrees from MSCST and SMU. 

  • Oscar Escamilla
    Parts Specialist

  • Harold Moham
    Customer Relations Manager

    In 1959 Harold became the tow truck driver for Owl Motor Company. Over the years he progressed through the ranks becoming the Service Manager in 1971. in 2002 he semi-retired and became the parts & Service Director. And now, with 57 years of loyal service, he's the go-to guy, mentor to all, and part time chauffer.

    Harold raises horses and enjoys driving his King Ranch - when the weather is just right. He's a past president of the Homer Civic Association, Financial Secretary of the Homer Church and belongs to the Quarter and Paint Horse Association.  He's been in the car business for almost 75% of his life and still enjoys it!!

  • Mike Harrison
    Parts and Service Director

    I have worked at Sugar Loaf Ford since 1988 and enjoy taking care of our customer needs. I like to hunt and fish.

  • Jeremy Sveen
    Service Advisor

    I have been at Sugar Loaf Ford since 2008 and really enjoy working with our customers.  I enjoy dirt track races, working on my house and being with my wife.

  • Koleby Schauland
    Service Advisor

    I am a highly motivated, hard working individual who takes pride in my work ethic. I am excited to help all customers with any of their service needs. I have been with Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln for 2 years. .

  • David Foegen
    Service Technician Specialist

    39 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Kirby Parpart
    Service Technician Specialist

    40 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Darin Weltzien
    Service Technician Specialist

    28 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Lewis Stiehl
    Service Technician Specialist

    29 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Nelson Araya-Espinosa
    Service Technician Specialist

    6 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Corbin Wait
    Service Technician Specialist

    Corbin has been in the Winona Area since 2012 and began working for Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln in 2017. He enjoys working on customer vehicles and loves the service side of the business. Outside of work he has fun spending time with his son and family. Corbin enjoys fishing, dirt track racing and being with friends.

  • Garrett McVicker
    Service Technician Specialist

  • Kevin Eckre
    Service Technician Specialist

  • Dwight (Dewey) Koehler
    Body Shop Manager

    I have been in the auto body business for 44 years and have been here at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln for 2 years. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and fishing.

  • Brandon Boynton
    Body Shop Technician Specialist

    3 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • David Felten
    Body Shop Technician Specialist

    18 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Sarah Keller
    Body Shop Technician Specialist

    4 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Rudalfo Magana
    Body Shop Technician Specialist

    5 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Trevor Multhaup
    Body Shop Technician Specialist

    1 Years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Mark Smith
    Body Shop Technician Specialist

    Mark has been in the Auto body business for 40 years. 

    We welcome him back to Sugar Loaf Ford! He enjoys his motorcycles and hunting. 

  • Matt Watembach
    Detail Specialist

    27 years at Sugar Loaf Ford Lincoln!

  • Jeremy Thull
    Detail Specialist