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  • Dan Baumann
    New Vehicle Sales Manager

    Dan was born and raised in Wauwatosa, WI. He has been in the car business for 28 years. He loves meeting people and taking care of customers. Dan despises cold weather, and loves spending time with his wife and daughter.

  • Matthew Maneage
    Sales Manager

    My name is Matthew, and I graduated from UW Madison with a personal finance degree. In my free time I enjoy just about any and every sport. My main hobbies are fishing and golfing. I look forward to providing you a fast, enjoyable sales and financing process.

  • Nick Strickling
    Used Vehicle Sales Manager

    Nick Strickling has been with Lake Ford since 2008. Nick's uncanny approach to treat each person as a friend, meet their needs and stay transparent is what keeps his customers coming back time and time again. In his free time Nick enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

  • Jim Anaya
    Sales Consultant

    I have been at Lake for 10 years. I am happily married. We have a full household with 3 children, 2 rescued dogs, and 1 rescued cat. I was born in Laredo, Texas but I am a true Wisconsinite. Go Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Bucks! I am also an avid Harley Davidson rider.

  • Erik Andrade
    Sales Consultant

    Erik is a recent addition to our Lake Ford Sale Staff.  He loves sports, video games, and working out. He enjoys spending time with family and likes to travel.  He loves old school muscle cars and even owns a '79 Trans Am.

    He's a simple man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

  • AJ Chandler
    Sales Consultant

    Greetings! My name is Areius (R-e-s) also known as AJ. With 10 years of personalized, high quality customer service experience under my belt in the sales & retail management industry, I pride myself on my ensured persistence in making sure your desires for your next vehicle are met! Being a new member of the Lake Ford team, I will be serving you with courtesy & compassion. As a true "car guy", I know the amount of thought & consideration that goes into a vehicle purchase, as much of my free time is spent working on my own personal vehicle, enjoying car show's & racing events. These passions lead me to make sure your car buying process is about YOU. I am pleased to introduce myself & plan to see you in our dealership sooner than later! -AJ

  • Christopher Jankowski
    Sales Consultant

    Hi, my name is Chris. I was born in Illinois and I've also lived in Oklahoma and Utah. Milwaukee, however, is truly my home. I love animals so much that I have two cats, two dogs, and a turtle. I love spending time with family and friends. I'm also an avid sports fan. I may be new to the car business, but I have worked in the Service Industry since I was in high school. I'm really passionate about creating great customer experiences and building long lasting relationships.

  • Keri Johnson

    Sales Consultant

    Keri joined Lake Ford in July 2015 and has over 9 years automotive experience.  Having been in sales and internet management, she understands what it takes to give the very best customer service to those in the dealership and those who are gathering their information beforehand online as so many customers do today.  You can feel comfortable reaching out to Keri anytime for your automotive needs, knowing you will be taken care of every step of the way.

  • Jeffrey "J.J." Pucel
    Sales Consultant

    Hello! My name is J.J., I am a young and passionate sales person who prides himself on making the customers feel like family, just as Lake Ford has done for me. I come from an extensive background in customer relations and look forward to meeting you! In my free time I enjoy going to Brewers, Bucks, or Packers games. I was in the Boy Scouts of America since 2004, achieved the Eagle Rank in 2009, and have been working with the organization with my father ever since. Come down and say Hello!

  • Joe Sardina
    Sales Consultant

    I originally started with Braeger Ford at the beginning in 1996 when they purchased the Ford dealership, formerly Southgate Ford and I spent 4 years here.  I have moved around to a couple of other dealerships in the area and finally ended up back here at home again in 2016.

    I am from the Dodge County area and now live in Elkhorn.

    Father of 2 children and Grandfather to a now 4 years old!

    In my spare time I have three devout passions that I try to indulge in as much as possible,

    #1, Fishing, love to fish. Got any hot-spots in Waukesha, Racine or Walworth County, lets share!

    #2  Being in the woods, whether its camping, hunting or hiking.

    #3  Motorcycles, love to ride anytime and year round. Its great to jump on the bike on a Sunday morning and see where it take you and who you meet.

    Finally another favorite past time of mine is finding you the perfect vehicle for your needs, lifestyle and budget. I live for the referrals!

    If you have any vehicle needs or just want to go fishing, please call me directly, Joe

  • Anthony Sciarra
    Product Specialist

    I was born and raised in Kenosha, WI where I grew up working for my Grandpa's family business stocking shelves after school and on weekends until I graduated from Tremper High School in 2013. In my free time I am an avid fisherman and outdoorsman as well as a passionate College and NFL football fan.

    I got my start in the automotive industry in 2015 detailing vehicles in Madison, WI where I developed an eye for the little things. I am a new resident of Milwaukee and have found a new home at Lake Ford! As a Sales consultant I bring a positive attitude and an excitement for life everyday! I pride myself on being my client's biggest advocate in order to make your vehicle purchase the best you have ever had.

  • Zachary Slaby
    Sales Consultant

    My name is Zach I was born and raised in Madison WI with two loving sisters and the most amazing parents in the world. I became part of the Lake Auto Group team in August 2018. This is my first time getting involved in the car business but I always strive for perfection and complete customer satisfaction. I too have a strong passion for helping  others which has lead me to organize and build a transitional living house where I help counsel young adults who struggle with addiction and show them how to live life sober and assist them to reach their full potential. I truly love sports, working out and doing home improvement projects in my free time. I have a 4 legged best-friend named Raja which is named after the tiger in Aladdin!

  • Benjamin Siegesmund
    Sales Consultant

    Hi My name is Ben Siegesmund! I was raised in Germantown WI and have been a true Car Guy from birth. I recently joined the Lake Ford team to help folks get into the best brand in America.  I will make sure to put you into the car that best suits your needs! I have a couple project cars that I love to tinker on in my free time, as well as enjoying time outdoors, on the open water, and on the trails and slopes in the winter!

  • Nick Sigel
    Sales Consultant
    (414) 817-3158

    My name is Nick Sigel and I have been with Lake Ford since 2010. I enjoy having the opportunity to meet new people, working with them towards finding their right vehicle and building lasting relationships. I take pride in knowing I am providing great customer service and providing a quality service to all I meet. Let me show you how to make your next buying or leasing of a vehicle an easy and enjoyable experience!
    "First, you have to get even with Kent. it's a moral imperative" . See me with the movie title of this 80's classic for a free Car wash and cup of Coffee!

  • John Steele
    Sales Consultant

    My name is John Steele and I've been with Lake Auto Group since April of 2007. My favorite part of being a sales consultant is meeting new people, listening to what they want and need in a vehicle, and finding the best possible match to fit their lifestyle. Building relationships is what I do best, and earning your trust and respect always comes first.

    For most of us, buying a new vehicle is not just about dollar's and cent's, it's a long term emotional commitment as well. Helping you find that perfect balance is my greatest reward. I want to be here for you not just today, but for many years to come. Please call or stop in and I'll be happy to welcome you into the Lake family.

  • Eric Van Beck
    Sales Consultant

    My name is Eric Van Beck and I have been a sales consultant at Lake Ford since April of 2015. My passion is exceeding customers expectations and providing the best car buying experience possible. Growing up within a Ford driving family has provided me the knowledge and experience of the brand-which I love to share with my customers. Being a brand new uncle and homeowner takes up most of my free time-but I enjoy golfing and softball in whatever time is leftover!

  • Alec Van Hecker
    Product Specialist

    My Name is Alec. I was born in Orlando, Florida and before kindergarten started my family and I moved to Wisconsin where I have happily lived for the last 20 years! I am as they say a family man. I pride myself around family and when I am not working you could probably find me with them! I love sports but my favorite sport is basketball, FEAR THE DEER! I also love to workout and hangout with friends in my free time. I always try to go above and beyond with my work so even though I may be new to the car business I have always been such an easy, and caring person to talk to. I look forward to helping making the process of buying a car comfortable and easy! So stop on down and don't hesitate any longer I will be waiting to help get you in a car you love!

  • Daniel Garcia
    Finance Manager

    Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Dan and his better half, Julie, have 4 children. He loves traveling and spending time with his family. Dan has a background in law enforcement and loves his sports! 

  • Ryan Heine

    Finance Manager

    My name is Ryan and I would love to be your car guy! I have been a sales professional with Lake Ford since January of 2015. I started as a porter and worked my way up in the Automotive industry. My goal is to provide customers with a non pushy, fast, easy and enjoyable experience. I enjoy learning about new technology in vehicles and being able to pass that information along to my customers. I am a recent college grad with a Business Marketing degree and in my free time I enjoy participating and watching sports.

  • Jessie Schumacher

    Service Manager

    I've been with the Ford brand for 20 plus years. I enjoy spending time with my family and 2 dogs. I have a 18 year old son and a 14 year old step-daughter. We enjoy fishing, camping and shopping (of course)!

  • Jim Bramel

    Service Advisor

    Jim has been with the Lake Auto Group organization since our Chrysler days. Jim also ran our service station on hwy 100 for a number of years. We welcome Jim back in the fold as a Service Advisor here at Lake Ford. Jim enjoys restoring cars and being a father.

  • William Montanez
    Service Advisor

    Bio and photo coming soon...

  • Craig Prochaska
    Service Advisor

    Craig was born and raised in Saukville, WI. As a child, he always had an interest in cars. He has been in the service industry since 2010. Craig is patient, kind and knowledgeable to make sure his customers are taken care of. He now lives in Milwaukee with his wife and two boys who are 5 and 2. There's nothing more that he loves then coming home to his son's waiting for him at the door with open arms saying "da"

  • Caleb Repinski
    Service Advisor

    I have been in the automotive business since 2012, after graduating from UW Whitewater with a degree in Public Policy and Administration. I have always had a passion for cars and have always been a people person. I've been married since May 2015. In my free time I am usually working on projects that my wife has on her "to do" list for me on our house. My remaining free time I enjoy cooking/smoking meat and riding my motorcycle around Southern Wisconsin with the occasional trip to Whitewater.

  • Gena Sanchez

    Body Shop Manager

    Welcome! My name is Gena Sanchez and I am the Body Shop Manager of Lake Ford Collision Center. I have worked for Lake Auto Group for over 13 years. I grew up in Oak Creek, WI and am currently raising my own family there. I am happily married with 4 children ages 15,13,10, and 6. I enjoy going up north and being involved in my children's extra curricular activities. Stop in, I am looking forward to working with you!

    Favorite quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

  • Brad Ory
    Body Shop Estimator

    My name is Brad.  My career in the automobile industry started here with Braeger Ford over 20 years ago.   I've had many different roles and positions during my tenure here and abroad with experience ranging from entry level technician up to department management.  I am always looking forward to the next challenge and would be happy to help with your automobile needs large or small.  Outside of work I enjoy being a husband, a father, and a self proclaimed Handyman.

  • Kyle Ramthun
    Parts Associate

    Kyle is a parts professional who works with Service, Retail, and Wholesale parts customers to find the right part for the job quickly and accurately.  With a background in supply chain management and logistics, Kyle brings an analytical and detail oriented approach to the auto parts business.  In his personal time, Kyle can be found camping, hiking, being a cat/dog-dad, and supporting Wisconsin sports teams (especially the Milwaukee Bucks).

  • Ivan Mendoza
    Parts Associate

    Ivan is 25 years old and has been working in the automotive industry for about 3 years.  He started his journey with Lake Automotive at our Chevy store as a Lube Tech and has worked his way into our Ford Parts Department.  His hard work and loyalty has shown as he continues to gain knowledge in this field.  His goal for every interaction is get the right parts you need, the first time.

  • Craig Vorass
    Parts Associate

    Craig is a Parts Professional with over 8 years of experience in the Automotive Industry. With a background in cars and heavy trucks (tractor-trailers), he brings a detail oriented approach to the Auto Parts Business. He is familiar with all aspects of the automotive industry and has worked as a detailer and a technician. He brings the same hard work ethic to his Parts career. His goal is to get you the correct parts you need the first time!

  • Dalten Wilhelm
    Parts Associate

    Dalten is 24 years old and has been working in Parts for almost Three years now. He started off his Parts journey with Nissan before making the switch to Ford! Born and raised in Waukesha, he has now bought his first house in Milwaukee with his Fiancé and they are expecting a baby girl early October!