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  • Matthew Maneage
    General 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brandon Burazin
    Sales Consultant

    Howdy Do!  My name is Brandon, I am a customer service driven and personable individual that aims to give every person the best experience.  My goal is to create an energetic and comfortable environment with service that exceeds your expectations.  Although new to the industry, I have worked in customer service for about a decade within different areas of each company (Marketing, Administrative Assistance, Inside sales, etc...).  I am happiest when going to different restaurants/bars trying new foods and new drinks.  My passion are my dogs, One is a sweet lover Pitbull, and the other is a caring and eccentric Mini Golden Doodle.  I detest negativity while encouraging and nurturing positivity with every new day and a smile on my face.

  • 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.

  • Zachary Lisiecki
    Sales Consultant

    Hello, my name is Zach. I was born and raised here in Milwaukee and I am a huge sports fan across the board. Bucks, Brewers, Badgers and Packers will forever be my teams! I have been in the service industry for many years but I am new to the car business. I am very excited to build strong and long-lasting relationships with every customer that walks through the door.

  • Jack Messenger
    Sales Consultant

    Bio coming soon...

  • Curtis Peterson
    Sales Consultant

    Hello! My name is Curtis and I am a new addition to the Lake Ford Sales Team. I recently moved to Milwaukee after serving in the U.S. Army. Some of my favorite hobbies include camping, hunting and snowmobiling. I am a previous Mustang and current F-150 owner with vast knowledge on both platforms. I look forward to helping you find your perfect vehicle!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Ben Steinlage
    Sales Consultant

    Hello, My name is Ben and I'm a new addition to the team at Lake Ford. I was born and raised in Appleton before spending the last few years overseas or in North Carolina with the United States Marine Corps. My hobbies include cheering for my favorite sports teams, the Packers and Bucks, as well as traveling around the Midwest with my girlfriend and our dog. I look forward to helping you get into the vehicle of your dreams here at Lake Ford.

  • Jarrod Trice
    Sales Consultant

    Hello, my name is Jarrod. I was born and raised here in Milwaukee. I moved to Stevens Point for a few years to further my education in Nature Resources. I moved back to the "City Life" to take on the Sales field. I'm all about any type of sport that deals with a ball (Golf, Basketball, Football). In my down time, I enjoy watching ESPN.  My favorite show to watch is "First Take". I enjoy helping customers and building relationships for an enjoyable experience here at Lake Ford Milwaukee. 

  • 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!

  • Alec Williams
    Sales Consultant

    Hello, my name is Alec Williams and I am a new addition to the sales team at Lake Ford. Before joining sales here, I was a mechanic since high school. I've always been a huge gear head, and I bleed blue all the way! Ford is number one, no question! My hobbies include car shows, tractor pulls, hunting, fishing, and driving my 1988 F-250 and 2016 F-150. I really look forward to helping every customer I can through their car buying journey, sending them happily down the road in their next Ford!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brian Teitelbaum
    Service Adviosr

    Bio coming soon...

  • 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.

  • Crystal Herrera
    Customer Service Representative

    Hello! My name is Crystal Herrera, I have been working for the company for a little over 4 years. I'd love to help you with any of your questions and needs. When I'm not working, I love spending my days with my 4-year-old son, playing toy trains and running after both my son and my deaf blue heeler. Stop in, and I'd be glad to help. If you need help in Spanish, that's not an issue! I'm here to help! Hopefully you won't need of the collision center, but if you do, I'd be glad to help!

  • Kyle Ramthun
    Parts Manager

    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).

  • Annette Lopez
    Parts Associate

    Annette has been working in the Automotive Industry for 12 years and has a diverse background in the automotive areas. Her experience ranges from Retail Part Sales to Service Writer to Commercial Sales. She is more than willing to go the extra mile for any customer to help them find the right part for the job. She is a great motivator to the people around her and strives for excellence. She likes to build strong relationships with all her customers and make sure they feel satisfied with every purchase. She's been in the Automotive Industry so long that it seems second nature to make customers feel welcome. "I like for my customers to feel that they are getting the best quality and the best price."  Bonus:  I'm bilingual (Spanish).

  • Danny Thomas
    Parts Associate

    Danny comes to us with over 8 years in the Auto Industry and 2 years in the Construction Industry, selling parts in both arenas.
    He has a wealth of knowledge in Parts Retail, Internal Sales, Parts Wholesale and Parts Marketing to help find what you need!
    In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, spending time with my family and friends, traveling, hiking, boating, motorcycles, and car racing.

  • 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!


Meet Our Team at Lake Ford

Here at Lake Ford, we're excited to help you tend to all your automotive needs and provide you with the best possible dealership experience. Looking for a new car? Searching for a friendly service team who can help you keep the ride you already have in great shape? You'll find plenty of friendly faces here at Lake Ford, and we look forward to helping you make the most of the time you spend with us.

Want to put some names to those friendly faces? Here on our staff page, you can learn more about our team and get to know our Ford family here in Milwaukee a little better. You can find photos of our team members along with bios to help you keep track of who's who at our dealership. This is also where you can find contact information for our team members. So, if you need to get in touch with a specific person on our team or send one of us an email, it's easy to find a way to connect with our amazing staff.

Contact Us Today

We're here to help with all your automotive needs and answer your questions. If you want to ask a question about a model in our inventory, connect with a member of our finance team, or bounce a service question off our Ford service pros, we're ready. Feel free to reach out to us today, and we'll be more than happy to show you why drivers from Franklin, WI to Greendale, WI and beyond choose Lake Ford for all their Ford needs.

Feel free to stop by our dealership, send us an email, or give us a call. We'd love to hear from you, and we hope to see you soon!