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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. 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.

  • 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!

  • Martine Garcia
    Sales Manager
    (816) 630-9702

    Born and raised in the San Fernando Vally in California. 7 years of experience in the car business. starting as a sales person and working up to finance and now sales manager. quick learner, positive attitude.

    Sales in imaging supplies. Currently a resident of Kansas City, Kansas near the legends. Previous dealership experience was with Reed Hyundai and ONeill Honda. Proud father of his 3 year old daughter and enjoys spending his free time watching her grow.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carmen Salmon
    Acquisition Specialist
    (816) 630-9716

    Originally Fulton, MO 

    Previously worked in transportation account representative where she handled manufacturers distribution centers that moved freight.
    Passionate of her 8 grand babies. spending time with family. I love to read and the outdoors. 7 years married to her best friend. Plans to build a home in a rural area around Excelsior Springs, MO.
    Professional sales and insurance. 

  • "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.

  • "The Mayor" Jordan Waters
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9722

    Originally from Orrick, MO. 4 years of experience selling cars. Worked at Ford Motor Company for 7 years. Elected Mayor of Orrick in 2019 through 2020. 

    Hunting and fishing. Spend time with family. Rewarding and exciting to be apart of the experience of someone getting into their dream car. 

  • Mark Richardson
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9721


    Originally from Nebraska.
    Traveled, New Mexico, Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado, Michigan.
    United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division for 6 years, enjoy selling cars because it gives him the opportunity to serve people.
    Happily married and living in Kansas City.

    He enjoys going to church, church groups, trying to learn portugese.
    Giving people the privledge to own a vehicle to better their life. 

  • 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.

  • Lucas Francis
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9710

  • Rick Suppes
    Product Specialist
    (816) 630-9705

    Rick Suppes has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. His experience is primarily in sales for a variety of car brands including Toyota, GM and Mazda. Rick is a Kansas native and currently an Overland Park resident but also spent time in Kentucky, Illinois and Colorado. Proud father of his daughter and loves his Kansas City Chiefs! 

  • Renea Pankau
    Office Manager

  • Justine Lyman
    Title Clerk

  • Cody Schneiter
    Service Manager
    (816) 630-9714

    Cody Schneiter has been in the automotive industry for over 16 years. He spent most of his career as Service Manager of Northtowne Mazda where he served Gladstone drivers for over a decade. Cody was born and raised in Excelsior Springs and left his position at Northtowne Mazda in 2018 to come back to his hometown and serve the community he loves. He is passionate about superior customer service and strives to bring a "hometown" feeling to his Service Department. He is a Catholic man devoted to serving God and his community. Cody has a wonderful wife of over 18 years with whom he shares 3 beautiful children and 2 very spoiled pups.

  • Josh Delorier
    Service Writer
    (816) 630-9712

  • Cassie Rounds
    Warranty Clerk
    (816) 630-9706

  • Justin Brawley

  • Jeff Wathen

  • Derrick Mason
    (816) 630-2200

  • "Fish" Mark Hess
    Parts Manager
    (816) 630-9717

  • Dave Moorhead
    Parts Specialist
    (816) 630-9723

  • Heather Jennings
    Automotive Photographer
    (816) 630-2200

  • Alex McGill
    Lot Manager
    (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