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Dawn Rasmussen
General Manager

Dawn has worked in automotive since 2005, and has more than 16 years in customer service. Before joining Mills she was in customer service/insurance, handling credit cards, policies, retention and sales. Dawn is originally from Virginia Beach, VA. She and husband, Ed, live in Brainerd with their sons, Aubrey and Shannon.

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.

Sean Vagts
Director of Used Vehicles

Previously a loan officer and personal banker for seven years at US Bank, Sean joined Mills in October 2014. He also worked 15 years in automotive sales and sales management, and served three years in the U.S. Army. Originally from Iowa, Sean and his wife, DeeDee, moved to Brainerd in 2000, and they have three children, Seth, Gavin and Avery. The family enjoys camping, fishing, snowmobiling, lake outings, baseball and soccer, with Sean also coaching youth hockey and baseball games.

Mike Voeltz
Service Manager

After working more than seven years at Best Buy, Michael joined the service team at Mills GM in 2012. He lives in Baxter. Originally from Staples, Michael is a graduate of Bertha-Hewitt High School and the College of St. Scholastica with a degree in business management. He plays baseball with the Staples Lumberbats and summer softball with the Brainerd area recreation league. Working with cars has always been his hobby, and he enjoys football, basketball, golf, fishing, tubing and skiing.

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.

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. 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 managing. Ryan enjoys spending time with his son and 2 daughters when not at work, as well as making music, watching sports and BBQ.

Charles Ruppert
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Marilyn Derosier
Service Dispatch

Marilyn has been with Mills since 2001. She has 3 children, Becky, Mike and Fletcher. They are (as she describes) "as wonderful as their mother". Since 2001 Marilyn has been a service advisor, warranty administrator, cashier, dispatcher and self-described mental health psychologist. Marilyn's favorite part of the job is truly the people she works with and the customers she serves. When not at work, Marilyn enjoys Sunday afternoon picnics, relaxing with the family on the river, and fishing for anything that bites!

Betsy Luehrs
Service Advisor

When it comes to maintaining the health of your vehicle, Betsy brings a unique perspective.  Betsy started with the Mills team in 2021, her first endeavor working in automotive, but feeling right at home with her family working in the auto industry "all my life" she said.  Betsy was born in Duluth, MN and grew up spending some time in Grand Rapids, Colorado and Wyoming before returning and graduating from Brainerd High School.  Despite the automotive roots in her family, Betsy earned her CNA license in 2011 and developed experience working with "many different types of units at the hospital, home care / hospice, nursing homes, group homes and assisted living", most recently working at the Little Falls Health Services.  Known to be very outgoing and fun to be around, when Betsy is isn't working she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and generally "being outside with my daughter" she said. "I like to go hang out on the boat in the summer and basically anything that has to deal with being outside".  Betsy currently lives in Baxter with her daughter and their pet lab Sullivan Ray.

Anthony Anderson
Service Advisor

After working six years at Grand View Lodge, Anthony joined Mills in November 2018. He was a banquet captain and social operations manager at Grand View where he coordinated events and activities for guests. Anthony is originally from Brainerd, a graduate of Brainerd High School, and lives in Brainerd. He has a son, Malakai, and "Diesel," a Rottweiler/Basset hound. Anthony enjoys photography and all outdoor activities.



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