Meet Our Service Staff

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  • John Aarfor
    Service Manager

    John was born and raised in Lidgerwood, ND and attended Dickinson State. John has over 25 years of parts and service experience in the automotive and trucking industry. He got his start in the automotive world in 1992 at Wallwork Truck Center and then most recently he worked for Bobcat in technical services. John is married to Roberta and they have three kids, Chandler, Collin and Alyssa! He likes to hunt and fish, but his passion is bow hunting. Along with that his favorite vacation spot is anywhere on a lake fishing for walleye. John also enjoys the Vikings and Twins and is one of very few people who cheer on both UND and NDSU!

  • Cory Burkhardt
    Production Manager

    Cory Burkhardt is married and has three children. Born and raised in Fargo ND. Cory has over 20 years of experience in the automotive field from parts to service.  Currently serves as a Porsche Brand Ambassador, Mercedes Benz and Mitsubishi Certified Specialist for Valley Imports the past 10 years.  In his spare time he enjoys time with his family at the lake, also enjoys hunting, fishing & camping. 

  • Wayne Lepp
    Lead Advisor

    Wayne was born in Bismarck, ND. He went to school at Northern State University in South Dakota. Wayne has been married to Brooke for more than 10 years and has 1 son, Jude. He has 8 years of automotive experience ranging from Detail Technician to Service Advisor. He enjoys working with Valley Imports guests to keep their vehicles maintained and on the road. In his off time, Wayne enjoys golf, camping, and working on old vehicles.

  • Michelle Alm
    Service Advisor

    Michelle started her automotive career with Valley Imports in 2007.  She is a service consultant that specializes in Audi and Volkswagen.  During her time with the dealership, she also spent 2 years in F&I learning the sales side of the business.  Her passion is service and says "she has the best customers in the world!".  Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and likes to travel every chance she gets.

  • Keith Stroh
    Service Advisor

    Keith Stroh is an automotive repair veteran having been in the business since 1980. He is Married with three grown children, two grandchildren, and a fur baby Louie the cat. He is an avid Twins and Vikings fan so there is always a game on in the Stroh household. Keith really enjoys helping people and is looking forward to getting to know Valley Imports customers.

  • Angi Bigelow
    Service Advisor

    Angi has lived in the Fargo-Moorhead community for more than 25 years including graduating from Concordia College. She has returned to Valley Imports after a 5 years hiatus.  Angi has 6 years in the service industry.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, her two dogs, traveling, and reading.

  • Noah Brush
    Service Assistant
    Ext. 8738

    Noah was born in Fargo but has been living in Sabin, MN for 21 years. He started his career at Valley Imports as a Mercedes Sprinter Tech and has taken the opportunity to join the Service Staff. During his free time Noah volunteers his time with fostering dogs. To date, he has fostered over 187. When he isn't fostering dogs, you can always find him around a vehicle. Either restoring one or if you are lucky, you can catch him on the race track. A couple of his restored vehicles include a 1961 Econoline Pickup and a 1960 Buick Lesabre.

  • Dylan Hanson
    Service Advisor
    (701) 356-8746

    Dylan was born in Devils Lake, ND and went to school in Langdon, ND. Dylan has experience as a technician ranging from industrial equipment, heavy trucks, and cranes. Dylan lives in Fargo with his wife Rashawnda and daughter Janina. He enjoys modifying vehicles for performance, rebuilding engines, and restoring old farm equipment.

  • Davis Bisping
    Service Advisor

    Davis was born and raised in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and moved to the Fargo/Moorhead area to attend Moorhead State. Having spent several years in school, he is excited and eager to work at Valley Imports. In his free time, he enjoys playing and listening to music, reading, writing, as well as spending time with friends and family.

  • Christina Swartout
    Service Administrator

    Christina is married to her husband Bob for 22 years.  They have two children, a daughter Breanna (24) and a son Donavon (22).  In her free time she enjoys are baking, collecting rare houseplants and making soaps.  Her favorite place to vacation is the Oregon Coast with two of  favorite spots along the coast being Depoe Bay and Seaside.

  • Tyler Meier
    Car Wash Manager

    Tyler started at Valley Imports in 2001. He is an avid sports fan and loves to watch the Bison game. In his plan travel the world to cheer on Bison football.