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  • Grant White
    Dealer Principal
    816-919-0770

    Grant White became the dealer principal and part owner of Heartland CDJR in September of 2018. He has been in the automotive industry for a total of 13 years. Prior to automotive his background is in e-commerce sales and digital marketing. Grant has been a resident of Kansas City for 18 years and currently lives in Parkville, Missouri. In his free time you can catch him at the baseball fields and dance recitals for his two kids. Grant White is an involved owner who is passionate about changing the way people buy and sell vehicles. He is dedicated to making an impact in the Excelsior Springs community.

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  • Blair Howard
    General Sales Manager
    (816) 630-9711

    Blair Howard is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. Before joining the Heartland CDJR team, Blair spent the last 7 years at Machen's Ford in Columbia, Missouri. Previously, Blair served 8 years in the United States Air Force and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Park University and an Associate's in Emergency Medicine from Penn State. Blair enjoys spending his free time on his farm with his wife and children as well as serving the community as a paramedic. Blair is passionate about making your car buying experience what it should be - EASY!

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  • Lynn Gronniger
    Finance Manager
    (816) 630-9703

    Lynn Gronniger is a seasoned professional in her field with over 26 years of experience. Lynn began in the car business with the brands Pontiac, Buick and GMC where she remained for 15 years. After that, she became the Director of Finance for Northtowne Volkswagon and worked there for 11 years. Lynn completed her degree in court reporting and is an animal lover. In her free time, Lynn likes to spend time with friends, family, her many cats and working out. We are so happy to have Lynn apart of our team; her relationships with a variety of lenders allows her to get a range of credit situations financing. Lynn's dedication to customer service does not go unnoticed and she is a vital piece of our team.

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  • Dru Peregrine
    Marketing Director
    (816) 630-9707

    Dru Peregrine has over 4 years of experience specialized in automotive niche marketing. Her previous experience is in Human Resources and City Government and Planning. Dru grew up in the Kansas City area in Kearney, Missouri. She is a Northwest Missouri State University alumna where she pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. She also proudly serves on the Liberty Hospital Foundation's Advisory Board. Dru is passionate about digital and social media marketing. She is also a vital piece of our Business Development Center in which she provides training and support to ensure success for the BDC and Sales Department. She has a win-win mentality and strives to find creative solutions to everyday problems. When Dru isn't focusing on Marketing she is assisting our staff in implementing efficient and effective processes to help better serve our customers. Contact her for collaborations!

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  • Alexus Supernaw
    Internet Manager
    (816) 630-9719

    Alexus Supernaw was born and raised in Kansas City. She has 5 years of experience in the automotive industry and began her career at Thoroughbred Ford. Since then she has worked at Northtowne Hyundai, and both Nissan stores in Tiffany Springs and Legends. Alexus is a driven and detail oriented professional with high expectations for herself and others. She is a mother to her daughter, Zariah and enjoys spending all of her free time with her. Alexus is passionate about transforming the Business Development Center and developing a hybrid team. We are happy to have her apart of our team.

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  • Rena Carmickle
    Internet Manager
    (816) 630-9718

    Rena Carmickle is a new face in the automotive industry and to the Heartland team. Rena is a born and raised Kansas City native and raised 2 girls and 2 boys here in the Northland. Her previous work experience has landed her in a variety of customer service oriented positions due to her positive attitude, caring persona and upbeat personality. Rena is excited to start her journey in the car business and developing her current position into a long term professional career. She consistently surpasses the expectations of her customers and works hard to create synergy between the Business Development Center and Sales Staff. We are thrilled to have Rena Carmickle apart of our team.

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  • "Red" Justin Morgan
    Product Specialist
    816-630-9708

    Justin Morgan, named "Red" by his friends and family has been in the automotive industry for 11 years. For those 11 years he has been dedicated to Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram product knowledge. Red was born and raised in Kearney, Missouri and currently lives in Excelsior Springs. Prior to the automotive industry, Red worked for the Kansas City Star. In his free time he enjoys going off-roading in his Jeep Wrangler and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  • Jeff Nolan
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9709

    Jeff Nolan is a Kansas City native who began in the automotive industry in November of 2015. He has experience in finance as well as product knowledge in a variety of domestic brands. Jeff is a FCA certified product specialist for all new Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram vehicles. His favorite saying is, "MOPAR or NO CAR".

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  • Trey Hubbard
    Product Specialist
    816-630-9720

    Trey Hubbard is originally from South Carolina but has lived in Kansas City for several years. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Kansas University and has been in the car business since 2013. Trey began his career at Northtowne Volkswagen and then worked for our sister store, Heartland Chevrolet where he was quickly promoted from the sales floor to finance where he remained for 4 years. He is passionate about his family and enjoy's cooking in his free time.

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  • Ryan Baker
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9705

    Ryan Baker is a new member to our team, born and raised in Richmond, Missouri. Prior to automotive Ryan was a sales representative for Aramark for over 3 years. Ryan is also a certified mechanic and has advanced knowledge on the mechanical components on our vehicles. Ryan is a family man with a 2 year old daughter and helps with his family farm. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and the outdoors.

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  • Hunter Tevis
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9710

    Hunter Tevis has 2 years of experience in the automotive industry and was born and raised in Holden, Missouri. Hunter started his career at O'Neill Honda and then Reed Hyundai. He enjoys learning about the Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM product and hopes to develop a lasting career at Heartland CDJR as a Chrysler Dodge Jeep and RAM product specialist and sales professional. His free time is spent with his 2 pit bull puppies or cheering on our Kansas City Chiefs.

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  • Renea Pankau
    Office Manager
    816-630-9704


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  • Justine Lyman
    Title Clerk
    816-630-9714


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  • Desiree Lee
    Office Assistant


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  • Cody Schneiter
    Service Manager


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  • Aurora Reed
    Service Advisor
    (816) 630-9712


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  • Justin Brawley
    Technician
    816-630-2200


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  • Jeff Wathen
    Technician
    816-630-2200


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  • Derrick Mason
    Technician
    (816) 630-2200


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  • Mike Craig
    Technician
    (816) 630-2200


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  • "Fish" Mark Hess
    Parts Manager


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  • Heather Jennings
    Automotive Photographer
    (816) 630-2200


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  • Alex McGill
    Lot Manager
    (816) 630-2200


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Join Our Team - We're Growing! 
Email your resume to grant@heartlandcdjr.com.

Small Team with a Big Mission
Heartland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is new to the Excelsior Springs community and the Kansas City automotive market. We welcomed new ownership in August of 2018 and have turned this sleepy hidden gem into a volume dealership full of fresh faces, new ideas and dreams to expand. Heartland CDJR is grateful to be apart of a close knit and supportive community in Excelsior Springs, MO and have enjoyed getting to know the needs of our new clientele. Our leadership team is passionate about changing the way vehicles are bought and sold and is very hands on with our staff's professional development. We know that a happy staff makes happy customers and we want everyone to enjoy being at Heartland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Diversity and Inclusion
We believe there is a place for everyone here at Heartland. We currently have team members in a variety of positions each with a unique skill set. Our tagline is "Nice People Buy From Nice People" and we firmly believe that. All nice people are welcome to be apart of our team!

Live your Best Life
- Receive Partially Paid Health Insurance
- Competitive Pay Hourly and Salary with Bonus's Available
- Flexible Schedule
- Understanding Leadership Team
- Opportunities for Advancement and Promotion
- Great Work Environment and Company Culture