43153 US Hwy 20 Ainsworth, NE 69210 402-387-1681

Meet the Staff of Ainsworth Motors

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Bret Younkin - Owner

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Bret has 30+ years experience in the automotive industry and is a Ford certified master sales consultant. After spending his childhood on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska, Bret attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Bret's love for the Sandhills region brought him back to Ainsworth where he served as a sales rep for Ainsworth Motors for more than 10 years. In 1997, Bret acquired the dealership and has held the position of President/Owner since that time. Bret is married to Julie and they have four children and six granddaughters.

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Austin Schroeder - Sales Manager

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Austin joined our Sales team with Ainsworth Motors in August 2021.

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Tracy Nelson - Office Manager

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Tracy joined Ainsworth Motors in October 2021 and currently resides in the Meadville, NE area. Tracy is married to Scott Nelson.

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Knic Fernau - Service & Parts Manager

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Knic is originally from the Norfolk area. He is married and has four beautiful children. He is actively involved with youth baseball and coaches as well as volunteers with various youth activities. Knic brings 6 years of Corporate Management and Customer Service to our establishment.

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Randy Jacobi - Service & Parts

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Cam Palmer - Body Shop Manager

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Cam is an Ainsworth native. He has been with Ainsworth Motors for over a decade. He manages all facets of the Ainsworth Motors body shop. He is a Ford master certified body shop manager. Cam is married to Danielle and they have two children.

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James Worden - Master Service Technician

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James graduated from Ainsworth Community Schools and continued his education by attending and graduating from Southeast Community College, Milford, NE in October 2016. At SCC, James got his Associates Degree in Applied Science towards Automotive Technology under the Ford ASSET Program. Some of the areas that James is certified through Ford are advanced electronics, brakes, transmission/drive trains, diesel engine repair & performance, gasoline engine repair & performance, steering /suspension and climate control. When James is not at work, he enjoys watching football and motor cross.

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Donnie Killion - Service Technician

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Donnie is another lifelong Ainsworth native who joined Ainsworth Motors January of 2021. He graduated from Ainsworth Community Schools in 1993 and is a father of 4 children. Outside of work Donnie enjoys football and team roping. 

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Wrett Killion - Service Technician

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Wrett is a born and raised Ainsworth native who joined the Ainsworth Motors team in February of 2021. He graduated from Ainsworth Community Schools and plans to continue his education at Southeast Community College, Milford, NE in Fall of 2021. At SCC, Wrett plans to gain an Associates Degree in Applied Science towards Automotive Technology under the Ford ASSET Program. Outside of work Wrett enjoys hunting and fishing. 

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Eli Kalambokidis - Detailing/Service

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Paul Dunbar - Parts Dept

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Paul and wife Deb live in Long Pine now, but originally grew up in Taylor, NE, where they lived and raised a family. Paul's hobbies include wood working and riding his Harley trike. Paul is a great asset to the Ainsworth Motors Parts Dept. and just started with us in 2021. 

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