Jesse Yarmon is the owner of Yarmon Ford. A Paynesville native, he and his beautiful wife Krista have five children: Estella, Ada, Avianna, Aubrey and Canton. In the coming years, Jesse hopes to continue to grow the dealership and expand the towing business by adding more trucks to the fleet. He’s an expert in providing high-quality customer service and thinking outside the box. When he’s not working, Jesse loves to attend baseball games — in fact, his goal is to go to a game at every MLB park in the country! In addition to all things sports, he enjoys taking care of his cows and horses on the family’s hobby farm and spending time with his wife and kids.
Jessica Gertken is the Controller at Yarmon Ford. Originally from St. Wendel, Jessica is married with one child. Jessica’s professional goal is to help Yarmon Ford continue to be successful, and her personal goal is to retire before 60. She’s a great problem solver, she loves her family and cows and she enjoys making food and hanging out with her friends.
Jason Christopher is the General Sales Manager at Yarmon Ford. He’s originally from Buffalo, MN, and he’s married with one daughter. When it comes to his professional career, Jason would like to own a dealership in the future. He’s experienced in sales, finance and dealership management. Jason’s personal goals include living on a lake and owning a custom chopper motorcycle. He likes grilling, motorcycles and football.
Andrew Reiman is the Service Manager at Yarmon Ford. His professional goal is to create an environment that promotes both customer and employee growth. With skills in customer service and organization, Andrew is highly detail-oriented. A Paynesville native, Andrew is married and has two cats. He likes cars and wants to develop more hobbies to relax.
Grant Lieser is the Parts Manager and Towing Director at Yarmon Ford. He is from Paynesville, and he serves as a volunteer with the Paynesville Fire Department. Grant is skilled at problem solving, and his professional goal is to gain knowledge in all aspects of the dealership to better serve customers. Grant is married, and he enjoys relaxing on the lake in his free time. His personal goal is to achieve the American Dream.
Ashley Kampsula is a Salesperson at Yarmon Ford. Her hometown is Fort Worth, TX, and she’s married with two children. Ashley has expertise in money management and finance. Her professional goal is to do what she can with her experience to help Yarmon Ford and its customers have the best overall experience possible. In the future, Ashley wants to travel, enjoy wildlife and find some land to own. She likes traveling, cooking and baking, and hiking and kayaking
Raegan Erickson is a Service Advisor at Yarmon Ford. Originally from Willmar, Raegan is engaged and has two children, Warren and Thea. She’s proficient with automotive software and excels at scheduling and interacting with customers. Raegan has also been certified as a nursing assistant. Her professional goals are to fine-tune her abilities while continuing to display a solid work ethic. In the future, Raegan wants to finish her college degree and travel the world more, all while providing for her family. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, rollerblading, spending time with family and doing puzzles and crafts with her daughter.
Kyle Schmidt is a Service Advisor at Yarmon Ford. He’s a Paynesville native, and he aims to grow professionally by learning all the skills needed to be a successful service advisor. Kyle brings attention to detail, dedication and teamwork skills to the dealership, and he’s a hard worker that excels in collaboration. Kyle is married, and in the future, he wants to have children, get healthier, travel the world and provide for his family. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, sports and golf.
Matt Gardner is a Certified Quick Lube Technician at Yarmon Ford. Originally from Paynesville, he holds an AAS degree in Automotive Service. In the future, Matt plans to expand his professional interests by creating a vacation rental space or Airbnb. Matt is married and enjoys camping, hiking and overlanding in his free time. His personal goal? To drive Highway 1 — the whole way.
John Herding is a Senior Master Technician at Yarmon Ford. He’s held this title since 2018. Hailing from Belgrade, John is married and has three children (ages 8, 10 and 12). He serves as a church council member for Crow River Church near Belgrade. When he’s not working, he enjoys snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and spending time with family. In the future, John aims to find more time to go fishing.
Cory Deters is the Senior Master Technician at Yarmon Ford. He’s from Brooten, MN, and he’s married with two children. Cory can fix just about anything, but his professional goal is to broaden his knowledge of fixing cars even more. When he’s not working, Cory enjoys snowmobiling and hunting, and in the future, he wants to continue to hunt deer throughout a variety of U.S. states.
John Gottwald is a Master Technician at Yarmon Ford. He’s a Paynesville native, and he’s married to the love of his life. As the father of four children, John aspires to someday take over his family’s farm and continue to grow. Professionally, John wants to continue to learn all aspects of fixing the new models that are released each year. He’s skilled in team bonding and fixing just about anything. When he’s not working, John enjoys farming, spending time with his family and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings.
Perry John Yungk is a Service Technician and Towing Operator at Yarmon Ford. He hails from Atwater, MN, and he’s married with three children: Jennifer, Phillip and Michelle. Perry attained the status of Senior Master Technician in 2003 and maintains it to this day. He’s also skilled as a tow rollback operator. His professional goals are to retire healthy and avoid injuries on the job. He is aiming to retire debt free. Perry serves as Atwater Thresher’s Vice President, and when he’s not working, he enjoys milling lumber and riding his motorcycle.
Travis Martin is a Parts Professional at Yarmon Ford. Originally from Eden Valley, Travis wants to always continue improving as he pursues his professional goals. When it comes to expertise, Travis boasts an approximate knowledge of almost all things. He’s single and has a dog named Tugger. In the future, Travis dreams of opening a can of Pringles and having them last more than one day. He enjoys woodworking, guitar and art (including 3D and CG art and airbrushing).