Our Team

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Matt Anderson
General Manager

Matt grew up in Outing, and has lived in Minnesota all his life. Before getting into automotive in 2003, Matt was a casino vault supervisor, and delivered for Federal Express for six years. Matt joined Honda in 2006. He was the service manager from 2007 to 2016, then promoted to his current position. He enjoys fishing, and spending time with his daughter and friends.

Dane Milender
Sales Manager

Dane has worked in automotive since 2008. A native of Brainerd, Dane is a graduate of Brainerd High School, Central Lakes College, and St. Cloud State University with a degree in social work. He served from 1990 to 1996 in the U.S. Army Reserves as a heavy equipment operator and combat engineer. For 15 years, Dane was manager of Milender Residential Services, a foster care facility for developmentally disabled adults. He lives in Brainerd and enjoys fishing, hunting, exercise and anything to do with the outdoors.

Scott Pikula
Used Vehicle Manager

A resident of East Gull Lake and Brainerd High School graduate, Scott has been with Honda since 2010. He worked 15 years for M.G. Carlson Construction, Baxter, as a project manager, estimator and supervisor. Scott is a graduate of the machine trades program at Central Lakes College, Staples, and has a degree in architecture technology from St. Cloud State University. He is also a state certified building inspector. After work, Scott enjoys riding his motorcycle, fishing and boating.

Andrew Jay
Finance Manager

Andrew joined Mills in 2016. A native of Brainerd and a graduate of Brainerd High School, Andrew previously lived in Georgia, and traveled the country building/inspecting zip lines, rock climbing walls and high rope courses. He later returned to Brainerd and was a brewer. Andrew and his wife, Kalie, live near Brainerd with their dog, Griswold. Outside of work he enjoys upland bird and big game hunting, fishing and time with family/friends.

Tim Wooden
Service Manager

Tim grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area and worked in his Dad's mechanic shop. He has been with Honda since 2010. His career in automotive started in 1986 and covers a wide variety of positions at several dealerships, including oil change/lube technician, detailer, tow truck driver, lot assistant, service writer and reconditioning manager. He and his wife, Melissa, a full time medical administration student at Central Lakes College, have six children. Jordan, Joshua, Trent and Evan are baseball and football players, Vanessa is a violinist, and daughter Tiffani is the youngest. Tim rides motorcycles and enjoys hunting, fishing and family camping trips.

Scott Stall
Parts Manager

With a career in automotive that started in 1984 with Ryder Truck Rental, Scott joined Mills in 2014. He was previously with Ryder Truck Rental, BNSF Railroad and Deason Service as a truck/trailer mechanic/foreman, heavy equipment mechanic and service manager. Scott was also a small business owner and adjunct college manufacturing instructor. He is originally from Mahnomen and a graduate of Mahnomen High School, a graduate of the diesel mechanic program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, and Central Lakes College with a degree in business management.  Scott and his wife, Carla, have three sons and a daughter, and they live in Brainerd.  Outside of work, Scott enjoys hunting, fishing and family time.

Joe Erickson
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Born and raised in Minneapolis and a graduate of Osseo High School, Joe has worked in automotive sales since 1994. He has an associate's degree in business from Anoka Technical College, completed Dale Carnegie courses, was Chrysler Gold Certified (1994-2008) and Honda Certified since 2009. Joe and his wife, Terri, have lived in Baxter since 1986. They have four children, Joe, Elin, Sara and Katie. The family also includes two dogs, Torii and Hunter. Joe enjoys collecting music and electronic gadgets, and he is an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Gophers.

Connor Bowman
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Connor joined Mills in 2016 after working as water park manager at Holiday Inn Express. Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Connor moved to Minnesota when he was five. His family lived in the Twin Cities for three years, Hill City for six years, and then on to Brainerd. Connor is a graduate of Brainerd High School and Central Lakes College. He lives in Brainerd. Connor enjoys hunting, fishing, basketball and other sports.

JD Berns
Sales and Leasing Consultant

JD joined Mills in August 2014 after previously working in nursing administration and the education department at Essentia Health- St. Joseph's Medical Center. He was also assistant manager for five years at Foot Locker. With a passion for racing, JD has worked in nearly every department at Brainerd International Raceway since 2005, including safety, security, tech inspection and start line. He is a graduate of Brainerd High School and Central Lakes College with degrees in business management and hospitality. JD is an American Heart Association basic life support instructor, Brainerd Area Sertoma Club board member, is serving a term on the Brainerd Charter Commission, and a high school basketball referee with the Lakes Area Officials Assn. JD and his wife, Krystal, live in Brainerd. Besides races at local/area tracks, JD also enjoys golf, fishing, and attending concerts.

Eric Doucette
Sales and Leasing Consultant

After working three and a half years at North Star Plating in Brainerd, Eric joined Mills in March 2018. He is originally from Brainerd, a graduate of Brainerd High School, and Central Lakes College with a degree in business management. Eric is an Eagle Scout. He and his wife, Bethany, live in Brainerd with their son, Reece, and three dogs. Eric enjoys outdoor recreation, and time  with family/friends.

Ashley Johnson
Sales Assistant

Ashley joined Mills in September 2017. She was previously assistant manager of the Verizon store in northeast Brainerd where she was responsible for sales, inventory, staff coaching and training. She is originally from the Crosslake/Manhattan Beach area, a graduate Pine River-Backus High School, and lives in Aitkin. Ashley enjoys time with her family, which includes playing in a band with her dad.