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Dawn Rasmussen
General Manager

Dawn began working at Mills in 2005, initially answering phones in the Customer Care Center before working her way into management, Sales Trainer and her current position as General Manager of Mills GM.  With over 20 years automotive experience earned, her previous jobs included working in credit, auto insurance and hospitality.  Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Dawn graduated from Tallwood High School and attended Penn State, later going on to become a NADA Dealer Academy graduate.  Dawn lives in Brainerd with husband Ed, sons Aubrey & Shannon, and their pets Lola, Asia and Ellie (lab and 2 cats).  When she's not working, Dawn enjoys "Live music, beach time, family time, and Minnesota Vikings football" she says with a smile.

Brandon Gruber
Used Vehicle Manager

Brandon joined Mills in 2017 after working nine years as district manager of five Wendy's Restaurants. Originally from Baxter, Brandon is a graduate of Brainerd High School, Central Lakes College and the College of St. Scholastica. He and his wife, Jackie, have a son, Caiden. Brandon enjoys fishing, bon fires and family time, plus all Minnesota sports. Connect with Brandon on Facebook!!

Ben Olson
Business Manager

Ben grew up around car dealerships as his dad and his dad's friends worked at dealerships, but accepting the position at Mills in 2019 was the official beginning of Ben's automotive career. Most recently serving as the former Director of Operations at Wewinabi, Inc, Ben had been in hospitality and customer service for 18 years prior to joining the Mills team. He grew up in Champlin, a suburb of Minneapolis, and earned his Bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State University in 2008 and his Masters from The College of St. Scholastica in 2010. A member of Delta Sigma Pi (a business fraternity for men and women) Ben currently lives in Baxter with his wife Tami, 4 kids and a cat named Larry. When he's not at work, Ben enjoys watching the Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves, playing sand volleyball, basketball, and camping.

Brady Sladek
Dealerships Group General Manager

Brady joined the Mills Ford Sales team in September 2003. He was previously with the Mills GM Detail Department since September 1999. Brady grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area, and he is a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica. When he's not working Brady enjoys biking and spending time with his friends.

Scott Hubert
Finance Director

Scott worked as an automotive Internet/Lease End Manager in the Twin Cities before joining Mills GM in 2015 as Business Manager. He was promoted to General Manager at Mills GM in 2016 before beginning his current position as Finance Director in 2017. Scott moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 2007 and worked for Bar Harbor in Lakeshore and was West Coast Territory Manager for Atomic Learning in Little Falls before joining Mills Automotive Group. He was born in Willmar and grew up in Chanhassen, graduating from Chaska High School in 1992 and earned a degree in Computer Network Administration from Central Lakes College in 2012. Scott currently lives in Brainerd with his fiancé, Veronica, and their two children, Ethan and Hailey. Outside of work, he plays basketball, guitar and piano. Scott also enjoys coaching youth basketball / baseball and loves volunteering in the community.

Laura Stolp
Service Manager

Troy Miller
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Troy has worked in automotive sales / finance since in 2002, and joined Mills in 2014. Originally from Brainerd, Troy is a graduate of Brainerd High School, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a degree in business. He worked two years in automotive finance in Minneapolis, followed by 10 years in automotive loans/sales in San Diego. Although he enjoyed sunny California, Troy wanted to return to Minnesota to re-connect with family, friends and walleye fishing.

Brian Plantz
Sales Consultant
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Brian joined Mills in 2022, after years in the mobile phone industry. He moved around during his childhood but graduated from the Pine River-Backus high school. He has been a resident of the Brainerd Lakes Area for over ten years. When not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, her daughter, and their three beautiful cats. During football season, he likes to enjoy a good Mexican meal while rooting for the Vikings. Brian is a professional committed to providing the absolute best service to every guest with which he works.

Ryan Ware
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Born in downtown Atlanta, Ryan grew up near College Park, minutes from the Atlanta International Airport. Upbeat and enthusiastic, Ryan lives by the credo "failure is NOT an option, success is the goal". He attended Clark Atlanta University and Atlanta Metropolitan College before eventually making the move to Minnesota. In September of 2019 Ryan was new to working in automotive. Ryan's area of expertise has always been guest service oriented, most recently working at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake for 7 years, with the last 2 years in guest services management.. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and 3 daughters. He also enjoys coaching youth baseball as well as making music, watching sports and BBQ.

Charles Ruppert
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Charles joined the Mills team early 2021, his first experience working in the automotive field but certainly no stranger to sales and customer service.  "I worked Customer Service Retail for 8 years, Retail sales for 5 years and direct sales for 2 years," he said, noting "anything you are passionate about you will learn quickly".  Originally from Lanham, Maryland, his childhood years were split between rural West Virginia and the more urban Maryland "which left me with a very blended city/country accent" Charles explained with a smile.  Currently living in Brainerd with his wife Christina and children Natalie, Amelia, Charles and Jace, the Ruppert household also includes 5 pets: "our Pitbull mix Trooper, terrier-Chihuahua mix Remy,  short hair cat Simba, Shepard mix Bunny, and a gecko named MR Meows" he said, noting a favorite quote by Charles Darwin "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.".  When he's not working, Charles enjoys spending time with family and being outside in nature, target shooting with bow/arrow and/or a rifle.  He's also a proud member of the Heritage Church in Baxter.

Lynn Flitter
Service Advisor

Lynn joined the Mills team in November, 2021 bringing 17 years of previous experience in the automotive field, though most recently he served as Purchasing Supervisor at Agropur, the largest dairy-processing cooperative in North America.  Prior to that, Lynn had served in positions such as Purchasing Lead and Parts & Service Manager.  Lynn grew up in Janesville, MN and attended Janesville High School.  Active in organizations such as Police Reserves, United Way and the Cub Scouts, Lynn currently lives in Pequot Lakes.  Married with 2 kids and 2 grandchildren, when Lynn isn't working, he enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, camping and hiking.

Betsy Luehrs
Service Advisor

Will Bowers
Service & Parts Assistant



Why should you buy from Mills GM? Our unmatched service and diverse Buick, GMC inventory have set us apart as the preferred dealer in Baxter. Visit us today to discover why we have the best reputation in the Baxter area.

We Are Car People In The Care Business!

Our family has been in this business for almost 100 years.  When you've been doing this as long as we have, the last thing you have to do is sell.  When the first thing you do is take care of your customers, selling happens automatically.

Our customers feel good about us.  The people we attract to work here feel like they belong.  The community is proud to associate us with their hometown.



Our skilled management team will ensure you have a phenomenal experience at Mills GM. Please reach out to any of us if we can help you in any way!


Our trained sales team will help you every step of the way during your shopping experience at Mills GM. Our sales team is ready to answer any questions you have as you shop for a new vehicle in Baxter.


Our GM Certified Service department has the expertise to perform a wide range of GM services. From routine maintenance to critical repairs, we take the stress out of servicing your vehicle.


Our knowledgeable Parts Department at Mills GM can help you with any replacement parts your car requires. We carry authentic GM accessories to outfit your vehicle