Audi Minneapolis Staff

Management

Todd Olson
VP Audi Brand

Todd has been working in the automotive industry for over 20 years. His favorite part about working at Audi is all the employees that he gets to help and mentor. A fun fact about Todd is that he was the pancake eating champion at North Dakota State!

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Lindsey Nelson
General Sales Manager
763-744-9301

Lindsey started working at Carousel Motor Groups in 2011. She has been with Audi Minneapolis since 2015, and has been in the auto industry since 2009. Her favorite part about working for CMG is the opportunity for advancement. A fun fact about Lindsey is that her husband and brother also work at CMG!

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Aaron Hanson
Pre-Owned Manager
763-744-9118

Aaron started working at Audi Minneapolis in 2016. He has been with CMG since April of 2012, and has been in the automotive industry for almost 15 years. Aaron's favorite part about working for CMG is that Audi fosters an inclusive workplace where every employee and customer is valued. A fun fact about Aaron is that he has played the saxophone for almost 30 years and was a touring musician in college. Aaron's favorite Audi is anything from the E-Tron lineup.

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Carl Berwald
Sales Manager
763-744-9108

Carl started working for Audi in 2017 with over 5 years in the automotive industry. His favorite part about working at Audi is working for a dealer group that cares so much about the community and the well being of employees. "I'm lucky to be able to spend my day surrounded by awesome people and cool cars". Carl's favorite car at Audi is the Audi e-tron, as he believes electric vehicles are the future of the automotive industry!

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Dave Ydstie
Service Director
763-744-9306


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Joel Anderson
Service Manager
651-705-0700


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Kerry Dioquino
Parts Manager

Kerry started working with Audi in 2005. His favorite part of working at Audi is the people he gets to work with. Kerry's favorite Audi is the Coupe Quattro because of its rally history.

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Adara Thomas
Business Manager
763-744-9360

Adara started working at Audi in 2018. She has been in automotive industry for almost 8 years. Adara's favorite part about working at Audi is working as part of a team. A fun fact about her is that she used to sing professionally, and play the piano.

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Harut Khachatryan
Business Manager
763-744-9335

Harut started working with Audi in 2017. His favorite part of working at Audi is the team of people he is a part of. A fun fact about Harut is that he is a musician!

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Chris Cohen
Business Manager
763-744-9300

Chris started working at Audi in 2015 originally in sales, and has been in the auto industry since 2011. One of Chris' favorite things about CMG is how they promote from within and they strive to be one of the best companies to work for in the Auto Industry. A fun fact about Chris is that he enjoys tracking his own cars, and he also has a strong passion for the auto industry.

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Sales Department

Kirsten Butala
Finance Assistant
763-744-9366

Kirsten has been working at Audi since 2017. She has been in the automotive industry for seven years in total. Kirsten's favorite part about working at Audi is the people. A fun fact about her is that she loves to ski!

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David Falkman
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9361


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Abdallah El Sanjak
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9358


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Richard Busker
Audi Brand Specialist/Sport Ambassador
763-744-9387

Richard has been working at Audi since 2014. His favorite part about working at Audi is the cars and the people. Richard's favorite Audi is the RS 4 Avant which they unfortunately don't sell in the US yet.

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Jenny Hager
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9349

Jenny started working at Audi in June, 2018. She has been in the auto industry for 3.5 years. Before coming to CMG Jenny was an elementary school teacher. Her favorite part of working at CMG is the product/ cars sold. In her spare time yoou can find Jenny skiing during the Winter months. Her favorite Audi car is anything fully electric because of the instantaneous torque.

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Tony Sivongxay
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9197

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Tony started working with Audi in 2018. His favorite part about working at Audi is the atmosphere of the workplace, his co-workers, how everyone is willing to help, and how Audi supports local businesses. A fun fact about Tony is that he is a world traveler, he has been to 15 countries so far, and when he is not traveling the globe he loves to cook and barbeque. Tony also speaks Lao (Laotion).

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Jon Henry
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9397

Jon started working at Audi in 2018, although he has been a car enthusiast for years prior. His favorite part about working at Audi is that it is practically Candyland for a car fanatic. A fun fact about Jon is that he loves working on cars with his son. 

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Blayr Alexander
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9353

Blayr started working at Audi in 2019. His favorite part about working at Audi are the people. Blayr also loves getting the chance to learn a new story every time a client sits at his desk. A fun fact about Blayer is that when he is not at work he is a traveling drummer! His favorite Audi is the RSQ8.

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Sterling-James Brown
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9329

Sterling started working at Audi Minneapolis in 2018. His favorite part about working for Audi is the amazing team of co-workers he has. Sterling's favorite Audi is the RS3 solely because of the compact packaging and unique 5 cylinder turbocharged engine.

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Arman Baksh
Audi Brand Specialist
763-744-9317

Arman started working at Audi in 2021 His favorite part is how he truly feels that the company looks out for its employees and keeps their customers best interests when making decisions. Arman's favorite Audi is either the R8 or the RS7, because they are both fast and loud, but, the RS7 is more luxury/ sport orientated which he prefers in a car and the R8 is just a supercar so it automatically makes his list.

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Jorgan Janssen
Inventory Buyer
763-744-9394

Jorgan started working at Audi in 2014, and has been in the auto industry for 7 years. His favorite part about working at Audi is the sense of family that the dealership gives him. Jorgan's favorite Audi is the RS6 because of how it is a station wagon with 600 hp!

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Gabe Nagel
Audi Technologist
763-744-9339

Gabe started working at Audi in 2018, and has been in the auto industry for 4 years. His favorite part of working at Audi is the people, including his co-workers and the people he gets to meet while working, also just the experience itself of working at Audi. Gabe's favorite Audi is the 1985 sport Quattro S1, because he believes that without that car the brand wouldn't be where they are at today. 

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Elijah Hill
Lot Manager
763-744-9115


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Service Department

Dana Buttenhoff
Service Consultant
763-744-9382

Dana began working at Carousel Automobiles, the original name of CMG, in 1993. He has been working in the automotive industry for 35 years. Dana has a multigenerational customer base, and he is now helping the grandchildren of some of his original clients. A fun fact about Dana is that he is continuously looking for ways to improve his golf game.

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Tony Moe
Express Service Consultant
763-744-9378

Tony started working for Audi in 2000, when he was 18. His favorite part about working at Audi is his co-workers and the clients he has built relationships with over the years. A fun fact about Tony is that he is a hardcore golfer, golfing around 100 rounds a year!

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Brent Briggs
Service Consultant
763-744-9379

Brent started working with Audi in 2009. His favorite part of working at Audi is the relationships that he has established over the years with his clients. Brent's favorite Audi is the S5 Sportback.

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Ryan Walch
Service Consultant
763-744-9377

Ryan began working for Carousel Motor Group in 2010. His favorite part of working at Audi is the banter with his co-workers. Ryan's favorite Audi car is the RS4 because he believes it looks the best.

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Chrissy Barnes
Service Consultant
763-744-9311

Chrissy has been working at CMG since 2017, and she worked at Schmelz Countryside VW before that for 2 years. Her favorite part of working at Audi is meeting customers who are excited about their cars and helping them with their service needs. A fun fact about Chrissy is that she loves National and State Parks and exploring the outdoors when she is not at work. Her favorite Audi is the RS7.

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Lonnie Fahey
Service Consultant
763-744-9383

Lonnie started working for Audi in 2019. He has been in the automotive industry for 23 years. Lonnie's favorite part about working at Audi is the fun banter and camaraderie with his fellow co-workers. A fun fact about Lonnie is that he enjoys playing golf, hockey, and baseball.

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Evan Stoebner
Service Consultant
763-744-9352

Evan started working at Audi in 2019, and had been in the automotive industry 3 years prior to that. His favorite part of working at Audi is learning all the crazy new technology in the new cars, particularly in the electric E-Tron line up! Evan has always had a passion for cars, and his favorite Audi is the RS3.

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Kevin Mclean
Service Consultant

Kevin started working for Audi in 2021. His favorite part of working at Audi are the people. A fun fact about Kevin is that he can sing!

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