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  • Grant White
    Dealer Principal

    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. 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 with his wife and kids. In his free time you can catch him at his kid's extra-curricular activities or the golf course. Grant is an involved owner who is passionate about changing the way people buy and sell vehicles. He is dedicated to making your car buying experience fast, fair and friendly and believes that Nice People Buy From Nice People.

  • Martine Garcia
    Sales Manager
    (816) 630-9702

    Martine Garcia was born and raised in the state of California in the San Fernando Valley. Prior to working in the automotive industry he was a sales consultant for an imaging supplies company. Currently he is a resident of Kansas City, Kansas near the Legends. Prior to working for Heartland he worked at O'Neill Honda and Reed Hyundai where he has been quickly promoted from sales person to finance manager and sales manager. He is a proud father of a 3 year old daughter and loves to spend his free time with her. Martine is a quick learner and has high expectations for himself and others. He truly enjoys helping people get into their dream car.

  • Ken Keith
    Sales Manager
    (816) 630-9711

    Ken Keith is originally from Beaumont, Texas and went to Lamar University where he got his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He currently lives in North Kansas City and loves the small town feel of Kansas City while still enjoying the entertainment and luxuries that large cities offer. Ken has been in the car business for over 30 years and got his start selling cars. He has worked for Bill Woods Ford, Northtowne Hyundai Mazda Volkswagen, Shawnee Mission Hyundai and Randy Curnow Chevy Buick GMC CDJR. Ken is a professional with extensive experience in various positions in the dealership. He was previously the director of our Vehicle Buying Center where he led a team that purchased vehicles from the public. His son is a talented swimmer and in his free time, Ken enjoys cheering him on. If you've got it, we'll buy it - Vehicles, Tractors, ATV's, Campers, Golf Carts etc.

  • 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.

  • Brad Seabolt
    Finance Manager
    (816) 630-9703

  • Dru Peregrine
    Marketing Director + Commercial Fleet Sales
    (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 pursued a bachelor's degree in Marketing at Northwest Missouri State University. She also proudly serves on the Liberty Hospital Foundation's Advisory Board. Dru is passionate about digital 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. When Dru isn't focusing on Marketing she is assisting our staff in implementing efficient and effective processes to help better serve our customers. Dru recently earned certification for Commercial/Fleet Vehicle Sales and has already assisted dozens of business owners purchase New Ram Vehicles for their business through the Stellantis Fleet Programs!

  • Robert Strong
    Acquisition Manager
    (816) 630-9724

    Robert Strong is originally from Wheatridge, Colorado and has lived in Kansas City for over 10 years. Prior to joining the automotive industry, Robert served in the Army for 3 years. His experience is in retail and was a district manager, trainer and auditor for 20 years. Robert loves the car business because of the camaraderie and team atmosphere. Robert enjoys spending time with his dog and cat as well as with friends and traveling. Robert is an impressive and driven individual who truly treats his customers like family. Currently, Robert is our Acquisition Manager where he leads a team that acquires vehicles from the public.

  • Mollie VonBehren
    Acquisition Specialist
    (816) 630-9725

  • Monica Harris
    Internet Manager
    (816) 630-9718

    Monica Harris, called Nay Nay by her friends and family, grew up in Excelsior Springs. Following high school she pursued a career in modeling which took her to multiple places like Detroit, New York and parts of Missouri. Currently, Monica is a dedicated mother and caregiver to her outgoing daughter. After many years of trying to learn how to swim, skate and dance she learned that sports were not her strong suit. Instead, she found her love for people. Monica is passionate about spreading love to everyone she comes in contact with and feels it is her purpose in life to leave people better than she found them. In her free time, Monica enjoys fishing, crawfishing, cooking, and spending time with her family.

  • Jenny Mathes
    Internet Manager
    (816) 630-9716

  • Olivia Wilson
    Customer Support Specialist
    (816) 630-2200

  • "Red" Justin Morgan
    Product Specialist

    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 with his wife of 25 years in his Jeep Wrangler and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Trey Hubbard
    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Rick Suppes
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9705

    Rick Suppes is a Kansas native and currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Before returning to Kansas, where he was raised, Rick spent time in Kentucky, Illinois and Colorado. He has over 25 years in the automotive industry focused on vehicle sales. He has experience with a variety of car brands including Toyota, GM and Mazda. Rick is a proud father to 1 daughter and enjoys spending his free time cheering on his Kansas City Chiefs!

  • Austin Seever
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9722

    Austin Seever was raised in Liberty, Missouri and graduated high school as a Liberty Blue Jay. Austin has experience in various sales and customer service positions prior to entering the automotive industry. Austin has experience with the brands Ford, Kia, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM and their product lines. He even spent 2 years at selling campers at Camping World. Austin enjoys the fast paced environment at the dealership and is passionate about vehicles so learning the new models is fun! In his free time, Austin stays busy spending time with friends and family. He believes that buying a car should be fun and wants all of his customers to have an easy and fun experience!

  • Rich Sousa
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9709

    Rich Sousa is originally from California and moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 2006. Rich has been an automotive sales professional for over 20 years and truly enjoys selling cars and serving his customers. Rich and his wife, Glenda have been together 9 years and share 7 kids and 3 grand babies. In his free time, Rich enjoys hunting and fishing and once a year, him and his wife enjoy a beach vacation. 

  • Hayden Welsh
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9710

  • Cody Paris
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9704

  • Devon Dewitt
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9721

  • Desiree Lee
    Office Manager
    (816) 630-9741

  • Ashley Bellemore
    Title Clerk

    Ashley Bellemore is from and currently lives in Excelsior Springs. Before getting into the car industry she was working as a customer service representative for Citi Bank for over 10+ years. She has been in the car business for nearly 3 years and focuses on title work. She enjoys the fast pace environment, the customer interaction, & the energy that the Heartland team brings. In Ashley's free time she enjoys spending time with her teenage son and husband of almost 14 years. Ashley is eager to keep growing in her career and we are so happy to have her apart of our team.

  • Cassie Rounds
    Office Assistant
    (816) 630-9706

    Cassie Rounds is from and currently lives in Lathrop, Missouri. Cassie is new to the automotive industry and this is her first experience in the car business! Before Heartland, she was working in a salon as a licensed hair stylist. Cassie has been doing hair since 2012, and even though she's a full time office assistant here at Heartland CDJR, she still loves to do hair and makeup in her free time. Cassie has her license in Cosmetology from Paris II Cosmetology School. She enjoys the fun and upbeat atmosphere in the dealership as well as learning new skills. She also enjoys spending time with my family and playing with her niece. Cassie plays guitar, and is very involved in the local car community. She helps run a couple different car clubs, as well as attend car meets and shows, and goes out to the races!

  • Kristina Peoples
    Parts Manager
    (816) 630-9717

  • Eric Jones
    Parts Counterman
    (816) 630-9723

  • Garrett Owings
    Parts Counterman
    (816) 630-2200

  • Corey Jepson
    Service Manager
    (816) 630-9714

  • Jen Raby
    Warranty Clerk
    (816) 630-9719

  • Jared Welsh
    Service Writer
    (816) 630-9701

  • Dani Cox
    Service Writer
    (816) 630-9712

  • Jeff Wathen
    Shop Foreman

    Jeff Wathen is originally from Riverside, MO and now lives in Vibbard, MO with his wife for 30+ years. Jeff has 25+ years of experience and is an ASE master technician. He previously worked at Van Chevrolet and Westfall O'Dell. Jeff truly enjoys helping people and working on vehicles. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids on their Veranda as well as racing of all kinds, watching classic movies and working on muscle cars.

  • Justin Brawley
    (816) 630-2200

  • Jordeah Grosko
    (816) 630-2200

  • Gerald Messer
    (816) 630-2200

  • Wyatt Hampton
    (816) 630-2200

  • Aidan McGinnis
    Lube Technician
    (816) 630-2200

  • Kane Crouse
    Lube Technician
    (816) 630-2200

  • Heather Jennings
    Automotive Photographer
    (816) 630-2200

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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