Our Staff

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  • Libby Rudig
    Customer Relations, Security and Owner Therapy

    Libby has been with our dealership since September 2008. She handles security and owner therapy. She works long hours but takes time out of her busy day to go for a run with Mark on the Segway when the weather permits.

  • Mark Rudig
    (608) 562-3100

    Mark has been in the auto business in Juneau County for 41 years. For 22 years he was the owner of Mark Rudig Chevrolet - Buick - Pontiac in Mauston. He built our current dealership in 2004.

    Mark has served on many community and civic organizations and participated in many events. Even in today's world of "high tech", he lives by the dealership's motto that Community Counts!

    Mark believes every day is a blessing, full of opportunity and states, "Any success that I have is because I have a tremendous wife and family, I surround myself with great associates and my dog, Libby, keeps me grounded".

    Mark married Lynn in 2004, they have five children, Kristin (Christopher), Kory (Jane), Christopher (Connie), Ryan (Meagan), Terry, and seven grandchildren.

  • Kramer Southworth
    Customer Relations

  • Bobbi Southworth
    General Manager and Co-Owner
    (608) 562-3100

    Bobbi has been with our dealership since February 2005 and became a Co-Owner in January of 2012.

    She enjoys horses, photography, and spending time with her family. She has a husband, Robert, a step-son, Bryant, and a daughter, Jena. Bobbi has four horses and a dog named Kramer.

  • Jordan Schmidt
    Sales Manager
    (608) 562-3100

    Jordan has been with Rudig Jensen since 2011. He has his B.S. in Business Administration / Finance. Jordan is a huge Packer fan and also enjoys fishing. He and his wife, Kara, have 3 children.

  • Dan Olson
    Assistant Sales Manager/Sales & Lease Consultant
    (608) 562-3100

    Dan has been with our dealership since 2003. He has extensive Ford and Chrysler Sales Certifications. He also has 15 previous years in the automotive industry.

    Dan enjoys fishing, camping and motorcycling. He and his wife Birgit have eight children, eight grandchildren and a dog named Toby.

  • Derek Nelson
    Sales & Lease Consultant
    (608) 562-3100

    Derek has been with our dealership since 2008. He has worked on and been around cars and trucks most of his life. Derek has been our Salesperson of the Month multiple times.

    He enjoys four wheeling, snowmobiling, racing, camping and working on old trucks. He also enjoys taking his dog, "Dodge Ram", to the lake and spending time with his wife Jessie and their two children Jossalyn and Dalton. 

    Derek plans to be in our community selling cars for the rest of his life and hopes to someday own his own dealership!

  • Dave Trute
    Sales & Lease Consultant
    (608) 562-3100

    Dave has been with our dealership since June 2011. He has 14 years prior sales experience. Dave was born right here in New Lisbon and graduated from Mauston High School in 1998. He then went on to earn his Degree in Police Science.

    Dave enjoys racing his race cars, in which he picked up his 13th track championship and won the Great Northern Sportsman Series Oktoberfest in 2014. He also enjoys snowmobiling.

  • Jason Klapps
    Sales & Lease Consultant

    Jason joined our sales team in 2018. He enjoys watching sports, specifically the Brewers, Badgers, Bucks and Packers and spending time with his family. He is married to his wife Erin and they have two children, Nolan and Whitney.

  • Tim Benson
    Sales & Lease Consultant
    (608) 562-3100

    Tim has been a hard working member of the Rudig Jensen team since 1999. He has ongoing training for Ford and Chrysler and is an honorary member of the Mauston FFA.

    Tim is also a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Mauston and the Mauston Community Band. In his free time he likes to fish, hunt, geocache, kayak, photography and many other outdoor activities.
    Tim is married to his wife Sheri of 37 years. They have 3 adult children, Mark, Kirk and Erik.

    Tim says "I enjoy working with people. I appreciate every opportunity to earn your business." 

  • Sarah Messer
    Business Manager
    (608) 562-3100

    Sarah joins us with a degree in Business Finance and Management. Sarah is active in our community. She is Vice President of the Mauston Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Mauston Golden Eagles Booster Club, and a member of Mauston Toys for Joy.

    Sarah is married to Justin and they have three boys Kason, Briar, and Boden. They have two dogs Remi and Berkley. Sarah enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with friends & family, and shopping.

  • Danielle Barnhart
    Marketing & Assistant Business Manager

    Danielle joined our team in January of 2018. She brings with her experience in graphic design and has recently completed her Business Management Associate degree. 

    Danielle has two pets, Kenai, and Tiny. 
    She enjoys boating, hunting, and spending time with her family and friends. 

  • Melissa Strait
    Accounts Manager
    (608) 562-3100

    Melissa has been with our dealership since 2004 and has completed her Associates Degrees in Office Assistant and Finance. 

    Melissa is married to Andrew, has a son name Gavin and a dog named Darius. Melissa enjoys spending time with family, camping, fishing, shopping, and four wheeling.

  • Katelyn Schendel
    Accounting Assistant

    Katelyn joined our Accounting team in July of 2018. Katelyn enjoys riding horses, attending concerts, spending time with family and friends. She has three three French Bulldogs, Kaia, Harley and Lagatha. 

    Katelyn is currently attending Western Technical College for her Accounting Degree. 

  • Katie Holm
    Inventory Control Manager
    (608) 562-3100

    Katie has been with our dealership since July 2010. She graduated from Western Technical College with an Associate's Degree for Administrative Professional in 2010.

    Katie is married to Chad, has one step-daughter Stephanie, a son Kyle, and a daughter Katlyn. Together their family has three cats; Friday, Moby, and Deucey; and two dogs, Paco and Stella.

    She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, shopping, and riding her motorcycle.

  • Gina Krupa
    Receptionist - Executive Assistant
    (608) 562-3100

    Gina has been with our dealership and greeting our customers since 2012.

    Gina enjoys cooking and taking pictures. She has four children, Andrew, Adam, Jacob, and Taylor... and a dog Bucky.

  • Ariana Bilz

    Ariana joined our team in 2019. She enjoys watching movies, spending time with friends, snowmobiling with friends and family, hunting, fishing,and shopping. 

    She has two kittens, Rose and Otis.

  • Jena Southworth
    (608) 562-3100

    Jena is involved in the FFA, Community band, Red Ridge Ranch & Rodeo. She enjoys riding horses and drawing. She has 1 dog and 6 horses!

  • Hannah Cook

  • Niah Ingraham

  • Alexis Simmons

    Alexis joined our team in 2018. Alexis enjoys playing volleyball and powerlifting. She is involved in other clubs such as: Spanish, Future Business Leader's of American (FBLA), and G.I.V.E.

  • Shawn Dutton
    Co-Director of Fixed Operations
    (608) 562-3100

    Shawn has been with our dealership since 2009. He is factory trained with 12 years prior automotive experience.

    Shawn enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his wife Jean have 3 children.

  • Brian Nelson
    Co-Director of Fixed Operations
    (608) 562-3100

    Brian has been with our dealership since 2010, has factory training and owned his own shop for 12 years.

    He enjoys stock car racing and snowmobiling. He and his wife Jody have three children, Jennifer, Andrew, and Emily, and three dogs, Scout, Budde, and RTC.

  • Mark Wermeling

  • Mike Wyss
    (608) 562-3100

    Mike has been with Rudig Jensen since 1999 and since then has worn several hats within the company. He has been in the car business since the age of 18 and has a list of certificates and has achieved many awards!

    Mike enjoys hunting and fishing, along with anything that has to do with the outdoors. He and his wife Peggy, not only have 2 children, Nick & Chad along with their granddaughters , Lucie and Lilley, but they also raise English Setters! On top of that, Mike and Peggy run the Juneau County dog shelter.

  • Ryan Phillips
    Co - Parts Manager

    Ryan joined the Rudig Jensen team in 2018. He has several years of prior automotive parts knowledge, as he worked for Allstate Peterbuilt for 5 years and at O'Reilly Auto Parts for 3 years. He was awarded the O'Reilly "O" award in Customer Service Excellence. 

    When he is not assisting customers at Rudig Jensen, Ryan enjoys motocross racing and tinkering on anything with a motor. He and his wife, Miranda, has been married since 2017 and have a beagle named Remington! 

  • Mark Benson
    Co-Parts Manager
    (608) 562-3100

    Mark has been with our dealership since 2001. He has a Technical Diploma for Automotive Repair from Western Technical College.

    When mark is not hard at work he likes to spend time outdoors hunting and fishing.

  • Cole Parmenter
    Parts Advisor

    Cole joined the Rudig Jensen team in 2017. He has many certifications in the automotive field and was an automotive technician for 11 years. 

    He and his wife have been married since 2015, and have many, many animals to take care of, including: 1 dog, 4 cats, 32 chickens, and 7 ducks! 

  • Duane Garman
    ASE & Chrysler Master Certified Technician
    (608) 562-3100

    Duane has been with our dealership since December 1999. He has held ASE and Chrysler Master Certifications for over 25 years. Duane has worked in the automotive industry since 1977.

    He enjoys golf, bowling, travel, and sports. He is married to Kim and has two children, Tyler and Lacy, and a Yellow Lab named Tucker.

  • Terry Luke
    ASE & Ford Senior Master Certified Technician
    (608) 562-3100

    Terry has been with our dealership since 1999.  He is an ASE Master Technician, ASE Advanced Specialist, a Ford Senior Master Technician, and a Ford Master Diesel Technician.

    Terry is a member of Wisconsin Bear Hunters and also enjoys snowmobiling and motorcycling. He and his wife Jennifer have two children, Kailey and Cody. Terry also has a dog named Hunter.

  • Ben Bradley
    Automotive Technician
    (608) 562-3100

    Ben has been with our dealership since November 2010. He previously worked at Exhaust Pro's in Tomah, Meadow Valley Outfitters and was employed at Premier in West Salem for many years. Ben is familiar with and has experience with Asian and European imports.

  • Scott Sawyer
    Automotive Technician
    (608) 562-3100

    Scott has been with our dealership since 2010 and has Ford training.

    He is married and has three children, Reid, Ryan, and Olivia.

  • Aaron Volk
    Automotive Technician

  • Dan Nitke
    Detail Team Leader

  • Nathan Kibler

  • Todd Clark

  • Brenden Bartels

  • Tyler Jirousek

  • Kyle Rozek
    Quick Lube Manager

  • Aaron Adkins
    Assistant Quick Lube Manager

  • Brad Apfel
    Quick Lube Technician

  • Sean Perkins
    Quick Lube

  • Lukas Dubord
    Quick Lube Technician

  • Tyler Wells
    Quick Lube Technician

  • Jacob Brown
    Quick Lube Technician

  • Richard Morris
    Facility Maintenance

  • Louie Perz

    Louie has been with our dealership since 1995. He has received more than one ATA Safe Driving award.

    Louie is married to Darlene and they have four children, Kim, Ed, Charles, and Kelly. Louie enjoys fishing for a hobby. He also has a cat named Budds.

  • Darlene Perz

    Darlene has been with our dealership since 1998.

    Darlene is married to Louie and together they have a cat named Buddy and four children, Kim, Ed, Charlie, and Kelli. Darlene enjoys fishing and bead work.

  • Hubert Niweinski
    General Manager - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​

    Hubert joined our ABRA Auto Body shop in 2018. He is I-CAR certified with a variety of auto collision courses completed over the last 10 years.    

    He started his journey while still in high school at his uncle's body shop on the west side of Chicago. Afterwards, he was licensed to be an auto damage appraiser and took on the role of auto shop manager at Elite Auto Repair in Des Plaines, IL for roughly 5 years. After he got married to his wonderful wife, Donna, he moved to the Milwaukee area and decided to join ABRA. His adventure at ABRA led him directly to the Rudig-Jensen family. The rest is history.

    Hubert also enjoys boating, hitting the ATV trail, shooting, working on project vehicles, and spending time with his wife

  • Erica Rutter
    Collision Estimator - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​

    Erica has been with us since 2018. She has certifications in I-CAR and ASE. She completed a two-year program for auto body repair, and has been estimating since 2015! 

    When Erica is not at ABRA assisting our customers, she enjoys "Hunting, Fishing, and Loving Every Day!" She also loves to spend time with her 5 year old son, Emmet. Erica and Emmet have two cats, Kyree and Rykoo. 

  • Tim Bowen
    Parts Advisor - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​
    (608) 562-3100

    Tim has been with our dealership since 2010.

    He enjoys outdoor sports.

  • Marah Tucker
    Customer Service - Office Coordinator - Abra Auto Body Repair of America

  • Andrew LaPorte
    Collision Paint Technician - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​
    (608) 562-6500

    Andy has been with us since 2014. He is ICAR certified and has been in the field for over 12 years. He loves older cars and Mac semis!

  • Derek Doller
    Collision Body Technician - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​
    (608) 562-6500

  • Rodney Hatfield
    Collision Body Technician - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​

  • Bradley Solinski
    Collision Paint & Body Apprentice - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​
    (608) 562-3100

    Bradley has been with our dealership since early 2014. He has grown up around cars and has a passion for them, as well as four wheeling, motorcycles, video games, and sky diving! Bradley has 2 dogs, Chazz & Zanna, and 1 cat, Charlie.

  • Mitch Johnson
    Collision Paint & Body Apprentice - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​
    (608) 562-6500

  • Lucas Maki
    Detail - Abra Auto Body Repair of America​
    (608) 562-3100

    Lucas has been with Rudig Jensen since December of 2015. He enjoys hunting and fishing. Lucas has a son named Evan.

  • Sharon Waefel