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402 40th St S
Directions Fargo, ND 58103

  • Sales: (888) 929-9843
  • Service: (888) 929-8770
  • Parts: (877) 212-1792
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Meet Our Staff

   


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  • Jeff Richmond
    General Manager

    Jeff Richmond has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry starting in sales in 1989. Jeff looks forward to seeing the excitement on a customer's face when they take delivery of their new or pre-owned vehicle at Valley Imports. Jeff is married and has three daughters. He invites everyone to experience something different at Valley Imports! 

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  • Kristen Pagel
    Sales Manager

    Kristen is a retired veteran of the North Dakota Army National Guard and has sixteen years' experience in vehicle sales, finance and management. Kristen prides herself on her ability to find the highest quality vehicles for her sales consultants to provide to the best customers in the nation! She also believes that Valley Imports has the ability to provide every customer with a unique experience and quality vehicle that fits their lifestyle and budget. Most importantly, Kristen understands that a vehicle purchase is the second largest purchase most people make. She appreciates that it is a big decision that requires your time and attention. Her sales consultants will be sensitive to your needs and provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision that you will be happy with for years to come! 

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  • Mark VonBank
    Sales Manager

    Mark has called the FM community home for over 35 years and has done business with many of its residents over that time.  Mark takes pride in providing excellent service and integrity to his business relationships and will do his best to help you with your automotive needs at Valley Imports.  Mark is married (Breck) with one son (Jake), three daughters (Maria, Hattie, and Haley), and a granddaughter (Nora).  He loves spending time with family and friends, golfing, snowmobiling, enjoys the outdoors and watching our local sports teams.

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  • Kaia Hudson
    Business Manager

    Kaia Hudson was born and raised in North Dakota and received her degree in German from Concordia College in Moorhead. After spending over 3 years living and working in Germany, she returned to the Fargo/Moorhead area to raise her daughter (Shanoa) and their beloved bulldog (Duke). She joined the Valley Imports team in December of 2016 and has enjoyed seeing the positive experience and outstanding customer service that Valley Imports provides their customers. Kaia takes pride in ensuring the customer feels genuinely cared for during their experience at Valley Imports, and that their automotive needs are met. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and her dog. She loves learning languages, enjoys traveling as much as possible to experience different cultures, meet the locals and try new food. She looks forward to meeting you!

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  • Matt Walz
    Business Manager

    Matt started in the automotive industry as a sales consultant in 1987 and has more than 27 years of experience with various positions. He says the best part of working at Valley Imports is the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Matt is from the Fargo/Moorhead area with family roots in Mahnomen, MN and is part Chippewa or Ojibwa. He has three sons, Dakota, East and Creighton. He enjoys hunting, snowmobiling, motorcycling, golf, fishing, hockey and football. 

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  • Erik Swenson
    Sales Consultant

    Erik grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo South High School. After graduating from the University of North Dakota Erik returned to Fargo and has been in sales at Valley Imports for over 10 years. Erik enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids Madeline, Gavin, Cullen and Chocolate Lab Dez. Most of his time outside of work is spend chasing kids around, grilling, and the occasional trip out to the lakes. Some of his passions include hunting, Ducati Motorcycles, and rooting on UND Hockey.

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  • Jerry Meier
    Sales Consultant

    Jerry is married and has three children.  Born and raised in a farm community in rural North Dakota.  Earned a bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University with a major in Business Finance and a minor in Economics. Went to work for Valley Imports in 1975. I have worked in every facet of the business ranging from sales, pre-owned manager, new car manager, general sales manager and general manager. I am currently serving as the Porsche Brand Ambassador Manager.

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  • Tana Martin
    Sales Consultant

    Tana Martin is originally from New Rockford, ND. She graduated from North Dakota State University and pursued a job in retail sales. In her free time she enjoys most sports and spending time with friends. Her favorite teams range from the San Antonio Spurs to the Cleveland Indians.

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  • Marshal Girodat
    Sales Consultant

    Marshal grew up in the small town of Walcott, North Dakota. His parents own a farm so he worked there while he was younger. Living out in the country, Marshal enjoyed being outside and any activity that he could do with his Dad. He loves to hunt, fish, and go to the lake in general. Living in Fargo, Marshal has taken up bowling, golf, and playing basketball whenever possible.

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  • Gordy Brustad
    Sales Consultant

    Gody grew up in the Devils Lake, ND area. Gordy was involved in the fuel oil business as an Amoco Oil Jobber, selling products to farms, home and commercial customers. Working for the oil business gave Gordy some great experience to be able to work with different groups of customers. He has been in auto sales since moving to Fargo in 1998 and has been with Valley Imports since 2008. Gordy thoroughly enjoys selling import cars and is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. When free time is available Gordy and his wife, Cheryl, enjoy being with family and especially the grandchildren, Austin and Kate. Please contact Gordy for all your Sprinter Van needs. Stop in a Valley Imports, where the customers get to enjoy a new and comfortable buying experience.

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  • Bob Schumacher
    Sales Consultant

    Bob grew up in rural Linton, North Dakota. He went to college and then moved to Lincoln Nebraska in the early 70's doing retail sales. He came back to North Dakota and moved to Fargo after finding the love of his life back in Linton.  In 1976, he started in the automotive sales. He has over 40 years of experience in all of the sales positions.

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  • Greg Wicken
    Used Car Manager

    Greg Wicken is from Grand Forks, ND and has been in the automotive industry since 1987.  Greg enjoys spending time with the family at Maple Lake.  He doesn't get much time to watch TV, but always enjoys a good UND hockey game. His favorite thing about working at Valley Imports is working with the people he supports.  His favorite quote for the company is "It is the policy of Valley Imports to conduct our business with integrity, and efficiency, towards the goal of providing quality products and services to our customers."  If you want to build a business and build customer loyalty, you need to treat people well, charge a fair price for your products and services, be honest, and when you make a mistake, admit it, and fix it.  Greg is married, has two adult children and one adorable grandchild named Christian.  He will constantly strive to meet the changing needs of our customers.

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  • Tyler Lund
    Sales Consultant

    Tyler was born in Fargo, and grew up in the small town of Cathay, ND and graduated from the small town of Fessenden, ND. He loves working with cars, attending car events, fishing, hunting , and spending time with his friends and family. Tyler also like to cook, camp, and take road trips. 

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  • Chris Dahlheimer
    Sales Consultant

    Chris grew up in Boulder City, Nevada. He moved to Bowdon, ND with family to live on the farm in 2012. Since then he has moved to Bismarck, ND and most recently Fargo, ND. His passion is working with computers. He also loves hunting, fishing, and traveling with friends and family. He is planning on attending NDSU in the future for Computer Science. One of the things he wishes he could do is get more into golf as a hobby.

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  • Leon Crooks
    Sales Consultant

    Leon grew up in Lamoure North Dakota and graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo North Dakota in 1980.  Leon has been married his wife Penelope Crooks for 17 years, she works for Nash Finch here in Fargo north Dakota. We have four kids and they all live in Kansas City, Kansas. He has been in the car business for 20 years. Leon enjoys spending time traveling, site seeing and watching the Minnesota Vikings.

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  • Rick Smith
    Sales Consultant

    Rick was born in Portland Oregon and went to Bonner Springs High School in Bonner Springs Ks. Then went onto Northern State in Aberdeen SD. Rick's hobbies include cooking, gardening, sports cars, and four wheeling. He has lived in 13 states and visited most of the lower 48. Rick really enjoy traveling also. 

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  • Steve Dargen
    Sales Consultant

    Steve grew up in Fargo, where he attended Shanley High school, MSUM, and NDSU. He was prominent in the Bar/Restaurant industry, for 20 plus years, before making the change to sales. He brings 10 years of sales experience with him to Valley Imports. "Before starting with VI, I had leased my current vehicle thru them, and experienced first hand, the ease, professionalism, and integrity, that VI offers to its customers. I am excited to be part of that process, as I realize just how satisfying it is for the customer!" Steve enjoys reading, movies, time spent with his friends, and multiple walks with his two dogs.....may the wind be always at your back!

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  • Ryan Fisher
    Business Development Specialist

    Ryan grew up in West Fargo. He received an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, ND. He then worked as a Security Officer in Fargo until moving to New Rockford, ND to work as a Patrol Deputy, later he moved back to Fargo and worked for the Cass County Sheriff's Office as a Correctional Officer. Ryan recently decided to make a career change and pursue a career in sales. Ryan enjoys spending his free time going to movies, playing video games, and doing crafty things such as model building or oil painting. Ryan says from his years in law enforcement he has now developed a love for gunsmith and target shooting.

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