The Porsche Minneapolis Team

Our Porsche Team

Let us introduce you to our staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers and take you through our complete line of new, Certified pre-owned and used inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our site a fast and convenient way to research and find a vehicle that's right for you. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, send us an email and we will promptly reply. We look forward to serving you!

Thomas O. Pohlad | Dealer Principal

Chase D. Hawkins

Chase D. Hawkins | General Manager

Chase has nearly 30 years of global automotive experience. From working in auto retail in South Africa in the early 90’s through a 17 year global career with General Motors, Chase brings a wealth of experience to the Porsche brand in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/ St Paul. He has worked and lived on nearly every continent, in countries like the UAE (Dubai), Switzerland, Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa in sales, service, marketing, product planning and pricing. Chase left General Motors as the Vice President of Cadillac for the US and joined a large retail auto group in Chicago as Group General Manager in 2013. He joined Porsche in Minneapolis/ St Paul as VP and General Manager in the summer of 2016. He has a University business degree with Majors in Marketing, Finance and Law. Chase is married with a teenage daughter and son.

Email: Chase.Hawkins@carouselmotor.com

Bill Dunne

Bill Dunne | Sales Manager

Bill has been working in the automotive industry since he was 15 years old, starting as a car washer. He remembers riding around his parents as a kid, and pointing out Porsche 'whale tails' from the backseat. He has had a passion for Porsche ever since! Bill happily joined Porsche of St. Paul in 2003, as an inventory control specialist and has worked his way up through each position including his current role as Porsche Minneapolis Sales Manager! He says he is grateful for each opportunity, because this has given him a deep understanding of the entire business. During his free time, he enjoys golfing, cooking and spending time with his family.

Phone: 763.744.9160 • Email: WDunne@carouselmotor.com

Angie Gustafson

Angie Gustafson | Business Manager

Angie has earned close to 2 decades as a leader in Business/Sales/Finance management in the automotive industry. Angie joined Porsche Minneapolis in 2017. She is passionate about the 365-degree customer experience (from start to finish) and of course, Porsche. She also loves improving business processes and training. When she is not working, she is traveling to warm places with her husband and three energetic young daughters.

Phone: 763.744.9123 • Email: AGustafson@carouselmotor.com

Matt Lawson

Matt Lawson | Parts Manager

Matt has been with Porsche of Minneapolis since 1997. He has also been a member of the Sports Car Club of America and held a competition license since 1997. Matt currently road races a Porsche 944 Turbo. Matt spends his free time mainly driving, having owned several road-going Porsche cars throughout the years. 

Phone: 763.744.9171 • Email: MLawson@carouselmotor.com

William Reynolds

William Reynolds | Service Manager

Bill's brings to Porsche Minneapolis a life time of automotive passion. His leadership shapes our entire service team bringing out everyone's best and creating an exceptional service experience every time.

Phone: 763.744.9106 • Email: WReynolds@carouselmotor.com

Jodi Woodruff

Jodi Woodruff | Dealer Customer Experience Manager

Jodi has over 25 years Sales, Management and Customer Service Experience. Her goal is to create a luxury experience for the Porsche Minneapolis visitor. Jodi has a B.S. Degree in Psychology, English, Biology and Chemistry from Mankato State University. (1988/1994). Her work experience includes retail management, /Personal Shoppe/Stylist, Visual display, banking, lab/field technician, regional wine sales, med device call center, and Midwest regional manager in the ID and Security at the Fed., State and local government sectors.

She has enjoyed worldwide travel with her husband Dan, spent time with her parents on the Big Island, HI and summers on her boat on Lake Pepin. Jodi is an avid fan of the Porsche brand, F1, Indy Cars, and all types of motor racing. And Baseball!

Phone: 763.744.9191 • Email: Jodi.Woodruff@carouselmotor.com

Brian Gottschalk

Brian Gottschalk | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Brian earned an A.A.S. Degree in Automotive Technology from Dunwoody College in 2006.  He went on to receive a B.S. in Business Management 2009 at UW-Stout, Focusing in Quality Control, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Strategy. Brian grew up in a Porsche family where his father has owned 7 Porsches throughout his lifetime. Porsche quality was something he learned about as a small child and has come to respect as an adult. His love and passion for Porsche translates into giving customers an exciting, focused, and quality experience with every purchase. Brian operates under the philosophy that product knowledge and professionalism is paramount ensuring every customer receives any accommodation they might require in their purchasing process. In his spare time, he loves playing and watching all major sports. He received All Conference honors for Soccer in High School at St. Paul Academy, and had the privilege of playing on the MN State ODP squad as a Forward. He still plays competitively in Men’s Leagues. Brian was married in 2015 to his wife Laura, and built a house together in Eden Prairie in 2016. Their major interests are adventures in traveling, and trying new restaurants everywhere they go.

Phone: 763.744.9110 • Email: BGottschalk@carouselmotor.com

Brandon Housman

Brandon Housman | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Brandon is a Porsche Sales Professional and Certified Brand Ambassador. He has been with Porsche of Minneapolis since 2010. He has held several positions within the Porsche dealership including work in the Service Department as well as Sales Administration. 
Brandon brings with him a passion for motorsport and racing, and lends his technical expertise from personal driving experience on and off the track. 

Phone: 763.744.9334 • Email: Brandon.Housman@carouselmotor.com

Dexter Summers

Dexter Summers | Porsche Sales

Dexter has six years of experience in sales and business management. He has a degree in journalism with emphasis in public relations and corporate communication from Utah State University. Dexter studied innovative design in Switzerland, and business management, marketing, and entrepreneurship at the University of Ghana and University of Botswana. He worked in education for five years prior to joining Porsche. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, church family, driving, and traveling.

Email: Dexter.Summers@carouselmotor.com

Darin Szabo

Darin Szabo | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Darin started his career with Porsche as a Service Advisor in 1998 and has completed the Personalized Initiative Pilot Program (PIP), an advanced Porsche Brand technical and sales training program. Darin spent 2 years working at the Porsche Center in Sydney, Australia and transitioned into the Sales position after moving back to the United States in 2006. He enjoys aviation and anything Porsche related.

Phone: 763.744.9161 • Email: DSzabo@carouselmotor.com

Eric Voge

Eric Voge | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Eric is a Porsche Sales Professional and Certified Brand Ambassador. He has been with the Porsche brand since 2001. Eric spent 11 years in the service department before transitioning to sales in 2012. He has completed the Personalized Initiative Pilot Program (PIP), an advanced Porsche Brand technical and sales training program.
In his free time, Eric enjoys playing hockey, golfing, being outdoors and spending time with family.

Phone: 763.744.9159 • Email: EVoge@carouselmotor.com

Hosam  El-Hammamy

Hosam El-Hammamy | Porsche Product Specialist

Hosam has been a “car guy “for as long as he can remember. Porsche has been his favorite car brand for years now, and being able to represent the brand is a dream come true. He will be attending the University of Minnesota starting Fall '17 to study business with an emphasis in finance and accounting. Hosam has spent most of high school career on the swim team. He maintains an active sporting lifestyle, so when he is not swimming, he enjoys going to car shows and auto events.

Email: Hosam.El-Hammamy@carouselmotor.com

Sean Nelson | Porsche Product Specialist

Sean has 4 years of sales experience. Sean's background is in the auto industry and also in real estate. Sean worked for Audi Minneapolis before joining Porsche. Sean is extremely passionate about the auto industry. He loves being around cars and talking cars. He enjoys studying the Porsche lineup and gaining knowledge on each car. He wants to ensure that each customer has a memorable experience during their time at Porsche. Sean enjoys spending time with his fiancee Lindsey who shares the same passions in the auto industry as he does. They're currently building a home together. Sean is very passionate about football and loves being around the game.

 

Email: Sean.Nelson@carouselmotor.com

Jon Beyer

Jon Beyer | Service Advisor

Jon has been with the Porsche of Minneapolis since 2010, starting out as a Service Runner and working his way up to become a Service Consultant in 2012. Jon is also a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador. His genuine enthusiasm and interest of anything automotive is something that cannot be taught in a classroom. Outside of work he can often be seen at local car shows and Porsche Events.

Phone: 763.744.9107 • Email: JBeyer@carouselmotor.com

Ryan Goslinga

Ryan Goslinga | Service Advisor

Ryan has worked for the Carousel Motor Company since the summer of 2011. He started as a technician at Audi Minneapolis and was there for 5 years. In the summer of 2016 he moved to Porsche and started doing warranty administration, and being a Service Advisor. Ryan is very interested about anything automotive, and is passionate and excited to be a part of the Porsche brand. 

Phone: 763.744.9318 • Email: Ryan.Goslinga@carouselmotor.com

Justin Kohler

Justin Kohler | Service Advisor/Brand Ambassador

I originally grew up in the suburbs of northwest Chicago, Illinois. You could almost say I grew up in a Porsche. My father always had a passion for the brand, and growing up with his ’73 911 that passion grew on me as well. That ’73 911 was completely rebuilt in high school along with my father, myself and a close group of friends. Once it was fully complete my itch was still not scratched. I ended up buying a ’85.5 944 and rehabbing that, doing some light autocross on the side as well. I started in the industry when I was 15 as a porter with GM. Eventually, I ended up working for the Porsche brand in 2008 which fueled my passion even more, later becoming a Globally Certified Brand Ambassador. Outside of the Porsche world I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and family. Enjoying the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, and water sports is on the list as well.

Phone: 763.744.9121 • Email: Justin.Kohler@carouselmotor.com

Jon Loewenberg

Jon Loewenberg | Parts Advisor

Jon has been in the automotive industry since 2004. He has been with Porsche of Minneapolis since September 2015. When Jon is not helping with your parts needs, he is most likely biking, snowboarding, watching movies, playing video games, or in the garage.

Phone: 763.744.9169 • Email: Jon.Loewenberg@carouselmotor.com

Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson | Parts Advisor

Erik has been with Porsche of Minneapolis working in the parts department since 2013. In 2015, Erik spent some time in warmer climates as the Porsche Parts Manager in Chandler, AZ, then returned to the Minneapolis team in 2016 to pursue his hobbies including motorsports, playing music in the renowned Twin Cities music scene, and drinking lots of coffee! 

Phone: 763.744.9178 • Email: Erik.Peterson@carouselmotor.com

Steve Benson

Steve Benson | Silver Level Porsche Certified Technician

Steve is a Porsche Certified Professional Technician. He is a Certified Silver Technician. Steve's hobbies include heading North on the weekends, fishing, golfing and working on Porsche Automobiles.

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson | Certified Porsche Technician

Kevin Johnson is a Porsche Certified Professional Technician. He is a Certified Gold Technician, the highest level of certification awarded by Porsche. A Minnesota native, Kevin has been in the automotive industry since age 16 and has been working at Porsche Minneapolis for 31 years now. His favorite hobbies include fishing and hunting and being in the great outdoors of Minnesota. 

 

Mike Lamm

Mike Lamm | Bronze Certified Porsche Technician

Mike has been with Porsche of Minneapolis since May 2013 and is a Bronze Certified Technician. He is a Minnesota native and loves spending time with his wife, Ashley. They both drive Porsches, love traveling and enjoy going to auto shows together. Mike is proud to be part of this prestigious brand and of the Minneapolis dealership. He was named Top Performing Technician in 2015. "It all comes down to never giving up..." - Ferry Porsche

Jeremy LaVenture

Jeremy LaVenture | Bronze Certified Porsche Technician

Jeremy is a Bronze Certified Porsche Technician. He has been in the automotive field since 2009 and has been working with Porsche since 2014. He first got into the German car world when he started working for Audi in late 2010. Shortly after, (2011) Jeremy graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology with an A.A.S. Degree in Automotive Technology. From there he continued to focus on his automotive knowledge base, and became an A.S.E. Master Technician. When he’s not at work he enjoys hunting, fishing, trap shooting, camping and backpacking; and has taken several trips to the Rocky Mountain region to hunt and fish.

Nick Pooler

Nick Pooler | Bronze Certified Porsche Technician

Nick has been with Porsche since 2013. He is Porsche Certified as a Bronze Level Technician. Prior to working with the Porsche brand, Nick worked at both Audi and Volkswagen. Nick Enjoys everything to do with Porsche. He loves to be outside with friends, riding ATV’s, hanging out at the lake, playing hockey and being with family.

Seth Schnell

Seth Schnell | Technician

Seth is our newest addition in 2017 for our service technician team. He brings with him years of VW/Audi experience and years of working on his classic car collection. He enjoys riding his Harley in his spare time along with golfing and fishing.

Sam Schue

Sam Schue | Porsche Certified Technician

Sam is a Bronze level Porsche Certification and High Voltage Technician (HVT). He has been with Porsche of Minneapolis since July 2014. While attending UTI, Porsche’s Sam received 11 Student of the Course Awards for his outstanding technical ability and knowledge.

Sam’s hobbies include bowling, watching movies, reading, playing video games, and anything outdoors such as hiking and canoeing. Anything car related is a big part of Sam’s life.

Adam Sticha

Adam Sticha | Technician

Adam comes to us with many years of experience in the independent world. He started working on cars professionally in 2011. When not at work, he really enjoys the outdoors with fishing and snow skiing. You can also find Adam playing music behind a drum set or at a DJ booth.

Jake Coleman

Jake Coleman | Lot Manager

Jacob is new to Porsche Minneapolis as of late summer 2017, holding multiple roles such as overseeing the lot and inventory as well as the detail/quality control manager. Jacob has over 5 years in the car industry starting as a detail supervisor, moving up to sales and lot manager of a Cadillac Buick GMC dealer in southern Minnesota. Jacob is recently married, has graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with an AA degree, and is also a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard since 2014. Jacob is excited to be in the car industry and has a very detail oriented organized personality which will be a perfect fit for the sport luxury Porsche brand. Jacob is eager to learn more about the Porsche lineup and expand his knowledge of luxury vehicles and detailing techniques.