Our Staff


Sales Team

Kurt Collins | Sales Manager
  • Over 24 years at Rod's!
  • Birthplace: Cambridge, NE
  • High School: Wauneta, NE
  • Seconday Education: Vocational Tech Degreee in Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning from Goodland, Kansas
  • Favorite Honda: GL1800 Goldwing
  • Hobbies/Interests: Bicycling, Fitness, Family time & Huskers

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

Eric Raastad | Parts/Accessory Sales
  • First year at Rod's
  • Birth Place: Oberlin, Kansas
  • High School: Gothenburg High School
  • Secondary Education: Wyoming Tech
  • Favorite Honda: CRF250R
  • Hobbies/Interests: Motocross, Super-cross and fishing
Service Team

Frank Ekeler | Service Manager
  • Recently returned back to Rod's to manage Service Deparment; 13 years experience with Rod's! With service positions during 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 | Senior Technican
  • 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 | 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, Riding ATVs and Dirt Bikes

Eric Turner | Service Writer
  • Second years 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

Ty Boyko | Accountant
  • Start Date: October 30, 2017
  • Birthplace: Beatrice, NE
  • Secondary Education: Southeast Community College- degree in Business Administration
  • Favorite Honda: CRF150
  • Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with her three children and attending sporting events

Amy Yanagida | Administrative Assistant
  • Rod and Lisa's youngest
  • Birthplace: Lincoln, NE
  • Freshman at University of Nebraska - Lincolin. Proud to be a Husker!
  • Favorite Honda: Pioneer and Big Red Utility Vehicles
  • Hobbies and Interests: Music, Zoey the family Dog, Hanging Out With Friends

Zoey |Mascot
  • The Maltese store mascot
Finance Team

Bailey Bruck | Finance Manager, Advertising Assistant
  • Since March 2017
  • Birth Place: Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • High School: Thomas Jefferson High in Bloomington, MN
  • Secondary Education: Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Favorite Honda: Honda Africa Twin
  • Hobbies/Interests: Fitness, cooking, spending time with family and friends, movies and traveling