Meet Our Service Staff






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  • John Aarfor
    Service Manager
    701-356-8690

    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!

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  • Cory Burkhardt
    Production Manager
    701-356-8695

    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. 

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  • Wayne Lepp
    Lead Advisor
    701-356-8693

    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.

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  • Michelle Alm
    Service Advisor
    701-356-8694

    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.


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  • Keith Stroh
    Service Advisor
    701-356-8691

    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.


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  • Don Tollefson
    Service Advisor
    701-356-8702

    Don was born in St. Paul Minnesota and grew up and currently resides in Audubon Minnesota, "Lakes Country". Don has over 30 years of automotive experience, 16 years of that was owning Auto repair business. His wife Sandy and Don have been together since 1996 and have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren. He enjoys spending every moment on the Lake, fires in the back yard, hunting, fishing, golf and living life to the fullest. 

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  • Angi Bigelow
    Service Advisor
    701-356-8719

    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.

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  • Dylan Hanson
    Service Advisor
    (701) 356-8746


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  • Heather Miller
    Service Administrator
    701-356-8738

    Born & raised in Fargo, ND Heather has been in the service industry for over 20 years, being very passionate about helping people & the community. Most recently working as a supervisor over 7 years in the HVAC & Plumbing Service Industry. Heather has been through years of schooling from Pharmacy to Radiology, graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration. Heather enjoys spending her time with her 12 year old son, Parnell, who enjoys playing basketball & football, is a car enthusiast, loves biking, & fishing in the summer. We can be found at the lake cabin in the summer & outdoor activities all year round. I am excited to join the Valley Imports team learning a new service industry.

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  • Christina Swartout
    Service Administrator
    701-356-8688


    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.

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  • 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.

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