Our Staff

Sales Team

Skyler Weber

Skyler Weber | Power Equipment and Trailer Sales
  • Since August 2018
  • Birth place: Columbus, NE
  • High School: Grand Island Senior High
  • Secondary Education: Stihl Gold Tech, Briggs, and Stratton Master Service Tech
  • Favorite Honda: CB1000R
  • Hobbies / Interests: Anything performance related. Working on his turbo RX7, rotatory motors

Phil Blizek

Phil Blizek | Sales
  • Over 11 years experience at Rod's
  • Birthplace: Chicago, IL
  • High School: MT Prospect High
  • Secondary Education: Associates Degree in Diesel Mechanics & Business from Wyoming Technical Institute
  • Favorite Honda: Phil loves them all! But especially the CRF250r, CBR1000RRR, and RC-51
  • Hobbies/Interests: Motocross and fishing

Don Hayes

Don Hayes | Sales
  • Started sales with Rod's in March
  • Birthplace: Lincoln, NE
  • High School: Lincoln Southeast
  • Secondary Education: Southeast Community College
  • Favorite Honda: Rancher
  • Hobbies/Interests: Hunting for mushrooms, riding motorcycles, and fishing


Parts & Accessory Team

Jim Anciaux

Jim Anciaux | Parts Manager
  • Second year at Rod's
  • Birth Place: Sidney, NE
  • High School: Sidney High
  • Secondary Education: BA Degree in Psychology from University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Favorite Honda: 1999 VF750 Magna - But honestly likes them all
  • Hobbies/Interests: Family time with wife and three kids, riding anything with 2 wheels, golf, fishing, hunting, and home brewing

Richard Barnes

Richard "Nick" Barnes | "Parts Guru"
  • Over 19 years at Rod's!
  • Birth Place: Albion, NE
  • High School: Albion High
  • Favorite Honda: TRX400EX, all CBR's, and Furys
  • Hobbies/Interests: Classic cars, camping, grilling, and anything family related with the children

Service Team

Frank Ekeler

Frank Ekeler | Service Manager
  • Recently returned back to Rod's to manage our Service Department - 13 years experience with Rod's! With service positions during the 1990's and early 2000's
  • Birthplace: Lincoln, NE
  • High School: Lincoln High
  • Secondary Education: SCC-Lincoln Campus with a degree in Motorcycle Tech
  • Favorite Honda: Superhawk
  • Hobbies/Interests: Cycling, horseback riding, and eating/thinking about pizza.

Eugene Buggi

Eugene Buggi | Senior Technician
  • Over 18 years at Rod's! No one has fixed more Honda machines than Gene.
  • Birthplace: Columbus, NE
  • High School: Columbus Scotus
  • Secondary Education: Lehman Trike Certified, Honda, Kawasaki Service School Certifications
  • Favorite Honda: GL1500
  • Hobbies and Interests: Fishing, hunting, and motocross

Dylan Ortegren

Dylan Ortegren | Service Technician
  • First year at Rod's
  • Birthplace: Stromsburg, NE
  • High School: Cross County Community Schools
  • Secondary Education: Motorcycle, ATV and Personal Watercraft Tech at Southeast Community College
  • Favorite Honda: 1989 Honda 250r ATV
  • Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, and riding ATVs and dirtbikes

Wayne Krumpis

Wayne Krumpis | Service Technician
  • Total years of employment: 13+
  • Birthplace: Gregory, SD
  • High School: Colome
  • Secondary Education: SCC, Lincoln with a degree in Motorcycle, ATV and Small Engine Tech
  • Favorite Honda: Aquatrax
  • Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, shooting, fishing, and playing pool

Eric Turner

Eric Turner | Service Writer
  • Second year at Rod's
  • Birthplace: Columbus, OH
  • High School: Lincoln East High
  • Secondary Education: Southeast Community College - Motorcycle Technology
  • Favorite Honda: Oddesey
  • Hobbies/Interests: Riding the trails, bicycles, water skiing, and RC Toys

Administrative Team

Amy Yanagida

Amy Yanagida | Administrative Assistant
  • Rod and Lisa's youngest
  • Birthplace: Lincoln, NE
  • Freshman at University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Proud to be a Husker!
  • Favorite Honda: Pioneer and Big Red Utility Vehicles
  • Hobbies and Interests: Music, Zoey - the family dog, and hanging out with friends


Zoey | Mascot
  • The Maltese store mascot

Finance Team

Kurt Collins

Kurt Collins | Finance Manager
  • Over 24 years at Rod's!
  • Birthplace: Cambridge, NE
  • High School: Wauneta, NE
  • Secondary Education: Vocational Tech Degree in Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning from Goodland, Kansas
  • Favorite Honda: GL1800 Goldwing
  • Hobbies/Interests: Bicycling, fitness, family time, and huskers