Meet the Gurus

AKA “The Hammer,” started at the ground floor with Skid Pro. The only thing that surpasses his good looks would be his ability to earn the trust of his customers and find win/win solutions for them and the company. At 20 years of direct sales experience, he’s our most senior-level Guru.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Auger – Have you ever dug a post-hole by hand?!?!

Personal Time/Hobbies: Spending time with my family will always be my #1 hobby. When not in the office you can usually find me on the golf course or the lake, soaking up the summer sun or ice-fishing for the elusive 32” walleye in the winter.

Something Surprising About Me: I am an exceptional juggler (at least the kids think so)!

Favorite Food: Anything Mexican

What I Like Most About My Job: Very cliché’ but true, I love helping people. There is nothing more rewarding than receiving a customer testimonial on how much a given attachment helped their business or saved them time on a project. Those are the moments that remind me how much I love my job.

Josh grew up on a farm, and has operated equipment since he can remember. His educational-focus is in agriculture, marketing and writing. Unlucky for him, his expertise in these areas meant he was on the short-list for helping out with videos and most any technical question that comes up.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Rock grapple – Between clearing brush, digging roots & rocks, or cleaning the barn…this thing saves me more time and energy than any attachment. I’d give up my bucket before my grapple!

Personal Time/Hobbies: Chasing after my 5 kids, bowhunting, fishing, running, raising good cattle, and hanging out lakeside with a good Summit EPA.

Something Surprising About Me: I’m a certified S.C.U.B.A. diver.

Favorite Food: 3 fried eggs, 4 slices of bacon, 2 pieces of English-muffin toast (heavy butter), 2 ham-steaks, 2 sausage patties and a giant (fresh-baked) caramel roll on the side. All washed down with plenty of tea and coffee.

What I Like Most About My Job: Meeting new people, talking technical aspects of the attachments, and truly finding a solution to a person’s problem….and then getting that email back how much it meant to the customer.

Todd came to Skid Pro with over 20 years’ experience in business, sales and service, including owning his own business for several years. Todd excels at listening to his customers and finding the exact attachment that will fit their needs best.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Snow blower – Have you ever operated a snow shovel with wind-chills approaching 30 below zero?

Personal Time/Hobbies: Fishing for walleye, hunting deer “up north,” coaching hockey and hanging out w/ friends and family.

Something Surprising About Me: Voted Man of the Year by my wife for the past 18 years.

Favorite Food: Steak with grilled mushrooms. During the work days however, I’m usually “all hyped up on Mountain Dew.”

What I Like Most About My Job: Helping customer’s get into an attachment on budget that will make their life easier…and raiding Erik’s candy drawer.

 

If you count the years in high school where Erik was trying to explain why he missed the due date on his homework, he’s been selling for a very, very long time. He’s a hard worker that finds great satisfaction exceeding his customer’s expectations by going the extra mile each and every time. A born-talker, Erik finds enjoyment in getting to know all his customers better.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Dozer blade – Just digging in the dirt, tearing stuff up!

Personal Time/Hobbies: Nothing better than hanging out with friends and dirt-track, stock-car racing in the summer & chasing big walleyes over 18” of thick, Minnesota-ice in the winter!

Something Surprising About Me: Hands down, I have the highest blood pressure of anyone in the office.

Favorite Food: Steak

What I Like Most About My Job: No doubt it is the rewarding calls and emails from past customers raving about our equipment quality, and hearing how our equipment has helped their business or life-style. And their appreciation for my old-fashioned customer service and follow through.

Jeremy has been working in factory-direct to end-user sales for as long as he can remember. His ability to get to the bottom of the customer’s issues and match them with the right tool is second-to-none. His genuine care for the customer’s needs is evident even after a short call.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Pallet forks – Hey they aren’t glamorous but dang they’re sure helpful! OK, so maybe the open X4 cutter, the thing is just a beast!

Personal Time/Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, billiards, and Viking football.

Something Surprising About Me: I really enjoy traveling, and have been to Thailand, Japan, France, Germany, Nicaragua and Aruba to name a few.

Favorite Food: Steak

What I Like Most About My Job: Working with a good team of people, helping customers out daily, and earning a living for my family…what more could a guy ask for?

Mike joined the Skid Pro team with over 15 years of territory-rep sales experience and customer service. He really enjoys chewing the fat and getting to know his customers better, along with meeting the challenges of top-notch customer service.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Easy one…Angle broom. How can you beat an attachment that allows me to clear my drive way or the ice for pond hockey, all while wearing shorts and a t-shirt when it is negative 10 degrees outside?

Personal Time/Hobbies: Watching my kid’s athletic events, anything outside including hunting and fishing, grilling and just hanging out with friends or family.

Something Surprising About Me: Even though I live in Minnesota, my favorite hockey team is the UND Fighting Sue.

Favorite Food: Steak or deep dish pizza….too close to call.

What I Like Most About My Job: I like talking to a complete stranger from another part of the country and hearing a bit of their story and what life is like for them. Every call is different and fun!

Joe comes to Skid Pro with a background in teaching and customer service. His natural fit with customers is education on product and service after the sale. Growing up on a farm in ND, he’s been around equipment most of his life.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Industrial Grapple Rake – There’s not much this versatile grapple can’t do!

Personal Time/Hobbies: Golf, riding motorcycle, wood working, anything outside, and hanging with friends and family at the lake.

Something Surprising About Me: I’m pretty sure I was hit by lightning as a kid while mowing lawn. It would explain a lot.

Favorite Food: Pizza and tortilla chips

What I Like Most About My Job: Helping out customers all while wearing shorts & flip flops (in the summer mostly…winters here are pretty cold)!

Chris comes to Skid Pro with over 20 years of territory sales manager experience. He worked with some of the largest retail customer chains in the country. You can bet his customer service and attention-to-detail deliver a 10-out-of-10 on anyone’s scale. He really enjoys hearing new customer stories, and making darn sure to find the best attachment for their needs.

Favorite Skid Pro attachment: X4 open front brush cutter – Maintaining and blazing new trails at the family farm for bowhunting, all without breaking a sweat – Priceless!

Personal time / hobbies: Refereeing hockey, playing hockey and coaching hockey. Most of all, watching my 3 kids sporting events which include hockey, basketball, baseball, golf and volleyball.

Something Surprising About Me: I carry a 2 handicap in golf. I’m also a speed talker (and I don’t even drink that much coffee).

Favorite Food: Steak & Coors Light

What I Like Most About My Job: Talking to new people and getting to know them personally. Swapping experiences and stories is something I’d do for free!

Shane comes to Skid Pro with a wealth of knowledge in the skid steer industry. Most of his experience is with attachments, but he’s been versed in the construction and electrical industries as well. Likely our most easy-going Product Guru, he has also been blessed with the gift to gab, so call to shoot the breeze anytime.

Favorite Skid Pro Attachment: Brush Mower, who doesn’t like destruction? Good stress reliever getting out and clearing brush.

Personal Time/Hobbies: Spending time with my twin daughters, fishing, hunting and of course lounging on the lake in the summer. We have 10,000 here in Minnesota so it’s easy to find one.

Something Surprising About Me: I live in Minnesota and have never been on a pair of skates or skis. I prefer warmer activities!

Favorite Food: Authentic Mexican food…or taco bell either way.

What I Like Most About My Job: I love talking to people from every part of the country and hearing their story and helping them get into the right attachment. Also couldn’t ask for a better bunch of people to work with.