Meet our Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Bill Colwell, Owner
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    Bill is the owner of Bill Colwell Ford. He's been here since 1984 when he bought the business from Keith Motors, but his family has a long history in the car business way before 1984. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. When Bill isn't at the dealership he enjoys going golfing and hunting for game birds. A fun fact about Bill is that he recently went on a cruise through the Panama Canal.

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  • Blake Colwell, General Manager
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    Blake is our General Manager. Blake has been working here ever since he could ride his bike down and wash a car. You can tell he has a love for cars by the fact that he couldn't just pick one for his favorite, he chose the Ford F-150 and the Ford Mustang. In his free time he likes to go golfing, hunting, and hang out with his family. A fun fact about Blake is that he once met Alan Mulally, former President and CEO of Ford Motors Company (And there's a picture to prove it)!

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  • Chuck Adams, Chief Operating Officer
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    Chuck is our Chief Operating Officer and has been keeping us in line for the past 17 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Explorer because it's roomy and versatile. In his free time Chuck enjoys golfing and traveling. He recently went to Brooklyn, New York for his niece's wedding. A fun fact about Chuck is that he was a member of 1986 ASA "A" State Championship slow pitch softball team for Scotty's T-Bird.

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  • Jeff Baker, General Sales Manager
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    Jeff has been with us for 22 years! He started out as a Sales Representative and eventually moved up to our General Sales Manager. His favorite vehicle is the 2015 Ford Edge Sport in the electric spice color. "Every editor who drove the Edge Sport commented first and foremost on the engine's pickup, which is immediate and an entertaining kind of ridiculous," -MotorTrend. Coincidentally the Ford Edge Sport is also what Jeff drives. In his free time Jeff likes to spend time as much time as possible outside either fishing, camping, or kayaking, hanging out with his family, and enjoying his love of photography (sometimes even with a selfie stick)!

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  • LaVerne Tradel, Service & Parts Director
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    LaVerne has been our Service & Parts Director for the past 16 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. When LaVerne isn't running around our service department he likes to go fishing and camping. A fun fact about LaVerne is that he collects kerosene lanterns and antique wood working tools.

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  • Whitney Johnson, Marketing Manager
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    Whitney has been our Marketing Manager for 3 years and before that she was actually an intern for us before graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. Her favorite vehicle is the 1985 Ford Econoline Van. In her free time Whitney enjoys reading, long walks on the beach, Netflix marathons, and boating in Clear Lake. A fun fact about Whitney is that she grew up in Britt, IA, the home of the National Hobo Convention.

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  • Jesse Sanger, Quick Lane Manager
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    Jesse is the Manager at our Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time Jesse enjoys going fishing with his oldest sons, James and Riley. A fun fact about Jesse is that he served in the United States Marine Corp for 8 years as a Machine Gunner! Click here to learn more about Jesse!

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  • Chris McCulley, Parts Manager
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    Chris is our Parts Manager and has been with us for 30 years! His favorite vehicle is the Ford GT. In his free time Chris enjoys cheering on the Packers, hunting, fishing, and cooking. Chris was also the 2014 Level 3 Winner of Ford's Employee Excellence Program.

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  • Dave Liverance, Finance Director
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    Dave has been with us for 6 years. He started out as a Sales Representative and is now our Finance Director. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Expedition. In his free time Dave enjoys going to church and spending time with his family. A fun fact about Dave is that he once coached basketball at Ancilla College in Indiana.

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  • Travis Reid, Sales Manager
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    Travis is one of our Sales Managers and has been with us for 10 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Focus ST. In his free time Travis likes to go golfing or watch football with his dog, Sadie. Go Bears! A few fun facts about Travis is that he ate 240 shrimp last year at the Red Lobster Endless Shrimp event and he has a solid arrangement of socks. They range from Superman socks with a cape to socks with bacon on them.

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  • Rylan Timmons, Sales Manager
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    Rylan started in our Sales Department for 4 years, before becoming a Sales Manager. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Expedition King Ranch. In his free time Rylan enjoys watching baseball and cheering on the Cubs! A fun fact about Rylan is that he is the one who presented the title belt to Al "The Champ" Shepard.

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  • Blaire Puls, Finance Manager
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    Blaire is a Finance Manager at Bill Colwell Ford. Her favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150 King Ranch. In her free time Blaire loves to go running, traveling, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her husband, Channing. A fun fact about Blaire is that she's traveled to Tanzania, Africa, and Honduras for mission work! 

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  • Al Shepard, Sales Representative
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    Al has been a Sales Representative with us for 30 years! His favorite vehicle is a tie between the Ford Escape and the Ford F-150. In his free time Al likes to go golfing, bicycling, play racquet ball, and go out with his wife. A few fun facts about Al is that he collects watches, he participated in RAGBRAI this past year, and was in the United States Marine Corps.

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  • Ernie Doeden, Sales Representative
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    Ernie has been a Sales Representative with us for 15 years now. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Flex and his Lincoln Town Car, which is a division of Ford. In his free time Ernie loves hanging out with his 3 grandkids and having Sunday cook outs! A fun fact about Ernie is that in 1988 he won a Corvette ZR1 for having the best Goodyear store in the nation two years in a row!

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  • Mike Stark, Sales Representative & Fleet Specialist
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    Mike is one of our Sales Representatives and he is also a Fleet Specialist. He has been with us for 15 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Fusion Energi. Along with spoiling his two grandkids, Mike is a big Minnesota sports fan. This includes the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Wild, and the Minnesota Lynx. Yeah, we weren't kidding about him loving Minnesota.

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  • Tom King, Sales Representative
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    Tom King has been a Sales Representative with us for 14 years. He also recently retired from John Deere after 36 years! His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time Tom enjoys watching sports, and by sports we mean any sport including football, golf, baseball, etc. If there is some sort of competition on television Tom will probably watch it.

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  • David Perez, Sales Representative
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    David has been a Sales Representative with us for 4 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Escape SE. In his free time David likes hanging out with this family and drumming. A fun fact is that David has been drumming for over 11 years!

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  • Mike Boleyn, Sales Represantative
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    Mike Boleyn has been a Sales Representative with us for 2 years. His favorite vehicle is the F-150 or Edge. In his free time Mike enjoys hanging out with his family. A fun fact about Mike is that he once met Mike Ditka at a golf tournament and got his autograph. He's says it would've been cooler though if he was actually a Bears fan, instead of a Green Bay Packers fan!

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  • Steve Grover, Sales Representative
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    Steve is one of our Sales Representatives. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time Steve likes to play golf, even though he's not very good at it! He also enjoys home improvement projects. A fun fact about Steve is that during his senior year he ran the 2nd leg of the 2 mile relay at the Drake Relays for Ames High School in 1973. His relay team won every race that year, including at the Drake Relays and then went on to win at the state competition. Run Steve Run!

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  • Mike Gleason, Sales Representative
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    Mike is one of our Sales Representatives. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Mustang GT and he mentioned that his wife wants one. A fun fact about Mike is that he owns a motorcycle! In his free time Mike enjoys exploring new roads and restaurants on his motorcycle with his wife. He also enjoys spending time with family and watching NASCAR. His favorite drive is Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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  • Jordan Myers, Sales Representative
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    Jordan is a Sales Representative at Bill Colwell Ford. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Explorer Sport. Jordan is from Dike and in his free time he likes to play golf at Fox Ridge. A fun fact about Jordan is that he has a twin brother!

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  • Braden Rogers, Sales Representative
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    Braden is a Sales Representative at Bill Colwell Ford. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. Braden is from Hudson and in his free time he likes to watch any sort of competitive event on television. A fun fact about Braden is that he spent a week salmon fishing in Alaska this year and he has been to 13 countries!

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  • Julie Trebon, Inventory Coordinator & Payroll Specialist
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    Julie is one of our favorite employees, because as the Payroll Specialist she makes sure that everyone gets a paycheck! She has been with us for 22 years! Her favorite vehicle is the Ford Mustang. When Julie isn't at work she enjoys spending time outside, going fishing, and having dinner with her family. A fun fact about Julie is that she saw Pope John Paul at Living History Farms in Des Moines back in 1979.

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  • Angie Jones-Spray, Accounts Payable & Title Specialist
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    Angie has been working with us for 3 years as our Title Clerk/Accounts Payable. Her favorite vehicle is the Ford Mustang. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family and two dogs.

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  • Shelby Salow, Director of First Impressions
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    Shelby is the Director of 1st Impressions at Bill Colwell Ford. She is typically the first person you meet when you walk in the door! Her favorite vehicle is the Ford Mustang. In her free time she enjoys kayaking and a fun fact about Shelby is that her nickname in high school was Shelby Mustang, because her name was Shelby and the school mascot was a Mustang! 

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  • Kurt Kienitz, Assistant Service Manager
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    Kurt has been with us for 40 years as our Assistant Service Manager! He was here before Bill purchased the business from Keith Motors in 1984. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Mustang. In his free time Kurt likes to go boating, fishing, hunting, and watch football. A fun fact about Kurt is that he loves to travel to warm places. He has been to Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas! 

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  • Terry Reams, Service Advisor
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    Terry has been one of our trusted Service Advisors for 31 years! His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. When Terry isn't busy scheduling your service appointments he enjoys watching racing of any kind and checking out classic cars.

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  • Lisa Martinelli, Quick Lane Service Advisor
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    Lisa is a Service Advisor in our Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center. Her favorite vehicle is the 1966 Ford GT40. In her free time Lisa loves hanging out with her four kids, playing games, and watching movies. A few fun facts about Lisa is that she grew up in Alabama, she collects anything with monkeys, and her cousin is the musician, Freddie Hart.

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  • Kim Johnson, Driveability Specialist
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    Kim has been a Driveability Specialist with us for 39 years. He was here before Bill purchased the business from Keith Motors in 1984. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time Kim likes to be outdoors either hunting or fishing. A fun fact about Kim is that he has a relative who plays guitar in the Tim McGraw band!

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  • Joel Petersen, Diesel Specialist
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    Joel has been a Diesel Specialist with us for 35 years. He was here before Bill purchased the business from Keith Motors in 1984. In his free time Joel loves to go golfing. Click here to learn more about Joel! 

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  • Dave Engel, Quick Lane Technician
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    Dave has been a Technician with us for 27 years! In his free time he enjoys wood working, cooking, and then eating the food he cooks. A fun fact about Dave is the loves to collect DX gas station memorabilia and he used to own and operate a DX full-service gas station.

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  • Ray Levendusky, Climate Control Specialist
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    Ray has been a Climate Control Specialist with us for 26 years! His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time he enjoys hanging out at his farm. A fun fact about Ray is that he is the sixth out of his parent's seven kids!

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  • Chet Vaughn, Engine Specialist
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    Chet has been a Engine Specialist with us for 13 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time Chet likes to be outside and ride snowmobiles in the winter.

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  • Ryan Muller, Alignment Specialist
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    Ryan has been an Alignment Specialist with us for 8 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-350. In his free time Ryan likes to relax and take naps. A fun fact about Ryan is that he has traveled to Negril, Jamaica.

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  • Dan Vaughn, Transmission & Diesel Specialist
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    Dan has been a Transmission & Diesel Specialist with us for 7 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time Dan likes to do anything outdoors. One of his favorite activities is to go snowmobiling in the mountains.

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  • Ross Anderson, Senior Master Technician
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    Ross has been a Senior Master Technician with us for 3 years. His favorite vehicle is the F-150. In his free time Ross likes to go golfing and relax outside. A fun fact about Ross is that he is an expert snipe hunter and he collects Snap-on tools, his toolbox is full of them!

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  • Ryan Spurlin, Quick Lane Master Technician
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    Ryan has been a Quick Lane Master Technician with us for 2 years. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Mustang/Ford GT. Ryan loves cars so much that after working on our customer cars all day, he goes home and works on his own cars! In his free time he also loves to ride his motorcycle and master new tricks on his BMX bike.

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  • Josh Freeland, Quick Lane Technician Level 1
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  • Moses Maldonado, Quick Lane Technician Level 1
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    Moses is a Technician at our Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Super Duty! When he's not at the Quick Lane he likes to go off-roading and trail riding, he's even part of an off road group. He also likes to build off road trucks in his spare time.

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  • Daniel Kleiner, Pre-Owned Specialist
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    Dan is an Pre-Owned Specialist at Bill Colwell Ford. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Edge. In his free time he enjoys spending time with this family and having bonfires with his friends. A fun fact about Dan is that he is an Eagle Scout!

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  • Andrew Peterson, Quick Lane Technician Level 1
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    Andrew is a Technician at our Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time he likes to watch football, go camping, and spend time with his family.

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  • Chuck Rathbun, Quick Lane Technician Level 1
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    Chuck is a Technician in our Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center. His favorite vehicle is the Ford F-150. In his free time Chuck likes to watch football, go fishing, go camping, and spend time with his family. A fun fact about Chuck is that he once met Tony Stewart!

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  • Gene Hinders, Parts Specialist
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    Gene has been in our parts department for 28 years. He is beyond knowledgeable when it comes to cars. Not only does Gene work with them for a living, but he also used to compete in drag racing. He won multiple national events in drag racing at various tracks throughout the country and met a lot of famous race car drivers along the way.

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  • Craig Sebekow, Parts Specialist
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    Craig has been in our parts department for 20 years. If you've got a question about a car part, he's your guy! His favorite vehicle is the Ford Mustang. In his free time Craig enjoys going to church, being outside, spending time with his family, and road trips. Last year he took his family all the way to Hawaii! A fun fact about Craig is that he is a loyal University of Northern Iowa fan and he can be frequently spotted at Panther football games. Click here to learn more about Craig!

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  • Merrell Couchman, Service Assistant
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    Merrell has been with us for 3 years as a Service Assistant. His favorite vehicle is a tie between the Ford Expedition and the Ford Mustang. In his free time Merrell likes to play with his grandkids, watch football, and go boating or biking outside. A fun fact about Merrell is that he has traveled through Germany and saw the Berlin Wall. He was also able to trace his family history while in Bremen, Germany.

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  • Carl Lorenz, Detail Specialist
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    Carl has been a Detail Specialist with us for 14 years now. His favorite vehicle is the Ford Taurus. In his free time Carl loves to watch old movies, go out to eat, and take naps. He also loves putting together model airplanes, ships, and puzzles. Some fun facts about Carl is the he has traveled to Hawaii, he once saw John Wayne in San Francisco, and he is a fan of the Cubs.

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  • Damien Enos, Detail Specialist & Lot Attendant
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    Damien is a Detail Specialist for our Service Department. His favorite vehicle is the Cobra Mustang. In his free time he loves hanging out with his friends and family.

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  • Matthew Jennerjohn, Detail Specialist
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    Matt is a Detail Specialist at Bill Colwell Ford. His favorite vehicle is the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. In his free time he loves being outdoors which includes, target shooting, riding his motorcycle, playing disc golf or basketball, and spending time with his family. A fun fact about Matt is that he is a Veteran. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 with the Iowa Army National Guard in the 1/133rd Infantry Red Bull Battalion. 

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