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Employee Spotlight – Kenn Ogunsola

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on

The Scoop…

  • Name: Kenn Ogunsola
  • Department: New Car
  • Length of time at WETH: 1 month
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 1 Month

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Bloomington, IL
  • I currently reside in Madison
  • My family consists of 3 boys (8, 6, and 4 years old) and 1 girl (2 years old)

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a Toyota Supra
  • I currently drive a 2017 Civic EX
  • While I am driving, I listen to talk radio, gospel music
  • I have owned a Toyota Supra, Ford Explorers, and Honda’s
  • My favorite vintage car is the ’69 Camaro

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Sunday
  • My favorite movie is Back to the Future
  • My favorite animal is a lion
  • My favorite band is Earth, Wind and Fire
  • My favorite restaurant is the one my wife likes
  • My favorite sport is football
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is orange sherbet

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include my kids
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be flying or getting things done quicker
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the family-like culture
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose George Washington Carver
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Employee Spotlight – Kelsey Skare

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on

The Scoop…

  • Name: Kelsey Skare
  • Department: Used Car Sales
  • Length of time at WETH: 6 weeks
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 6 weeks

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Lake Mills, WI
  • I currently reside in Waterloo, WI
  • My family consists of myself, my daughter Aubrie who is 7, and my son Dominic who is 5

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was an Oldsmobile Ciera
  • I currently drive a Toyota Highlander
  • While I am driving, I listen to mostly hip-hop, but I listen to almost everything.
  • My favorite thing about cars are: They get me from point A to point B a lot faster than walking. 🙂
  • I have owned 4 cars
  • My favorite vintage car: A Chevelle

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Sunday
  • My favorite movie is Tommy Boy
  • My favorite animal is an owl
  • My favorite band is Queen
  • My favorite restaurant is Cheesecake Factory
  • My favorite sports –  To Play: Soccer To Watch: Football
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include Fishing!, Bowling, hiking
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be Mind Reading
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is Talking to new people
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Chris Farley
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Employee Spotlight – Derek Schroeder

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on

The Scoop…

  • Name: Derek Schroeder
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 6 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 13 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Beaver Dam, WI
  • My family consists of My daughter and I

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a ’96 Chevy Lumina
  • While I am driving, I listen to Music
  • My favorite thing about cars is I can fix my own for cheap
  • I have owned 9 cars

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Sunday
  • My favorite movie is Ace Ventura Pet Detective
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Superman

What makes me tick…

  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose My Father
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Wilde Finishes Off 2017 G.R.I.T. Program at Prairie View Middle School

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As part of Wilde East Towne Honda’s commitment to the community, our dealership is a proud participant of the G.R.I.T. program at Prairie View Middle School.

On Friday, June 2, Wilde East Towne Honda completed its 2017 GRIT program at Prairie View, concluding the school year with the theme of Teamwork. Nineteen middle school students were recognized for exemplifying teamwork in the classroom; mirroring the teamwork involved in Wilde East Town Honda’s dealership.

About G.R.I.T.

GRIT is a four-part program consisting of four important traits, ‘Give It Your All,’ ‘Responsibility,’ ‘Initiative,’ and ‘Teamwork.’ Employees of Wilde East Towne Honda visit Prairie View Middle School four times each year to talk about one of those four traits of GRIT, and congratulate students who exemplify these traits in their classroom.

The GRIT program is part of the Sun Prairie Business Education Partnership. Wilde is a proud partner of the BEP, whose purpose is to connect teachers with the business community, provide programming to help students grow, and recognize students for great achievements.

Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with all of our community activities!

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Wilde East Towne Honda in the community for Team Honda’s Second Annual Week of Service

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Team Honda’s second annual National Week of Service is set for June 9th through June 18th, and Wilde East Towne Honda will send three volunteer teams into the community to support the cause.

Wilde East Towne Honda Volunteer Events

Our first team of employees will come together on Wednesday, June 14 to clean up Sun Prairie Dream Park. The not-for-profit playground was built in 2007 by volunteers, and receives no government funding.

On Friday, June 16, another group of Wilde East Towne Honda volunteers will serve food at the River Food Pantry, another nonprofit organization. The Pantry’s primary mission is “to bring a message of mercy and hope to those in need,” a mission Wilde East Towne Honda is thrilled to support.

Our final team for the week will head to the Colonial Club Senior Activity Center to participate in the StrawberryFest Run/Walk event. All proceeds from the event go toward providing programs and services for adults over the age of 55.

Our Commitment to the Community

For Wilde East Towne Honda, this week-long event is part of a greater, year-round strive to give back. Our commitment to the community doesn’t stop with putting great vehicles on the road. The Wilde Automotive Group supports numerous non-profit organizations, charities and events that directly benefit those who live and work here.

The Week of Service was introduced by Honda’s Corporate Social Responsibility sector last year as a way to ‘reinforce the Team Honda spirit of working together to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.’ To build on Honda’s long history of supporting its communities, the Week of Service was built as a way to formally give back with coordinated volunteering.

Within the Week of Service is Honda’s Founder’s Day. June 11, 2017 marks 58 years since Honda’s first business operation in North America.

Be sure to like us on Facebook to see the photos from our volunteering activities!

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Employee Spotlight – Jacob Bawolek

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Jacob Bawolek. Jake is our BDC intern!

The Scoop…

  • Name: Jacob Bawolek
  • Department: BDC
  • Length of time at WETH: Just over a month
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: Just over a month

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Hubertus, WI
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my parents, brother, and sister

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 2011 Mazda CX-7
  • I currently drive a 2011 Mazda CX-7
  • While I am driving, I listen to literally any radio station that isn’t playing a commercial
  • My favorite thing about cars is looking at my car knowing I own it, and that it can take me wherever I need to be or want to go.
  • I have owned 1 car
  • My favorite vintage car is – growing up, I wanted my first car to be the old 6th-generation Honda Civic, just like the ones with the tinted windows and neon glow that are used to go after the semi truck in the first Fast and the Furious movie.

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is – do people really have a favorite?? During football season it’s Football Sunday!
  • My favorite movie is Ted
  • My favorite animal is a Wolf
  • My favorite band is Mumford & Sons
  • My favorite restaurant is Buffalo Wilde Wings
  • My favorite sport to watch: Football to play: Soccer
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Cookies n Cream

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include writing, sports, IndyCar, selling things
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be speed
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is being part of a dealership that strives every day to give excellent service to every customer, as recognized by countless awards, and being able to directly contribute to the growth of the organization, by getting more people aware of the countless benefits of choosing Wilde East Towne Honda as their dealership and service center.  Plus the coffee. The cafe mocha is outstanding. If you haven’t tried it, you must. Just saying.
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Will Smith. He’s awesome!
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Employee Spotlight – Fer Becerril

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Fernando (Fer) Becerril. Fer is one of our Parts Professionals.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Fernando Becerril
  • Department: Parts
  • Length of time at WETH: 2 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: Since my freshman year in high school

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Sun Prairie, WI
  • I currently reside in Lodi, WI
  • My family consists of my parents, 1 brother and 1 sister

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS
  • I currently drive a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS
  • While I am driving, I listen to anything but country
  • My favorite thing about cars are fixing them
  • I have owned 1 car
  • My favorite vintage car is 1960 Shelby Cobra

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Saturday
  • My favorite movie is too many to name
  • My favorite animal is a wolf
  • My favorite band is Green Day
  • My favorite restaurant is anywhere where there is food
  • My favorite sport is Soccer and Boxing
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilla

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include painting, drawing, playing video games, playing the guitar, and fixing cars
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be teleportation
  • My favorite part of working at WETH are the people, they are welcoming and nice
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose Slash from Guns and Roses so he can teach me his ways with the guitar
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Employee Spotlight – Curtis Olson

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Curtis Olson. Curtis is one of our Service Advisors.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Curtis Olson
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 7 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 14 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Oconomowoc, WI
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my 2 daughters, who are 6 and 9 years old

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • I currently drive a Toyota Camry
  • While I am driving, I listen to music
  • My favorite thing about cars are they take us from point A to point B

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is every other Saturday
  • My favorite movie is Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • My favorite animal is a dog
  • My favorite band is Grateful Dead
  • My favorite restaurant is Tornado Room
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include photography
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to choose/change to any superpower I felt like
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the great coworkers
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Employee Spotlight – Patty O’Kroley

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Patty O’Kroley. Patty is one of our Service Greeters.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Patty O’Kroley
  • Department: Service
  • Length of time at WETH: 9 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 3 years

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Madison, WI
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my 3 sons, 2 of which are married and my two grandchildren, a girl and a boy.

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a Chevy Nova
  • I currently drive a 2016 Honda HR-V
  • While I am driving, I listen to Magic 98
  • My favorite thing about cars is the freedom and independence they give you.
  • I have owned 5 cars
  • My favorite vintage car was a Chevy but now it is Honda

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is Friday
  • My favorite movie are all of the Star Trek movies
  • My favorite animal is a dog
  • My favorite band is UW Band
  • My favorite restaurant is Culvers
  • My favorite sport is Football
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Butter Pecan

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include floral arrangement
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be to see into the future
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is the great co-workers
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose my daughter, who died at 3 months old.
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Employee Spotlight – Andrii Matirko

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Every week we will be featuring one of our employees’ in our Employee Spotlight for a chance to get to know them a little better. This week the spotlight is on Andrii Matirko. Andrii is one of our Sales and Leasing Consultants.

The Scoop…

  • Name: Andrii Matirko
  • Department: New Car Sales
  • Length of time at WETH: 4 months
  • Length of time in the automotive industry: 4 months

My life by demographics…

  • My hometown is Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
  • I currently reside in Madison, WI
  • My family consists of my father, mother and sister

Cars, cars, cars-everything cars…

  • My first car was a 1997 Toyota Corolla
  • I currently drive a 2014 Dodge Charger
  • While I am driving, I listen to podcasts and music
  • My favorite thing about cars are – you can solve a lot of problems in a short period of time

A few of my favorite things…

  • My favorite day of the week is every day because only people without motivation and without any goals can have an exact favorite day.
  • My favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption
  • My favorite animal is a cat
  • My favorite band is Bruno Mars
  • My favorite restaurant is Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.
  • My favorite sport is Basketball
  • My favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilla

What makes me tick…

  • My hobbies include writing music, singing, watching old movies, reading, playing basketball and ping pong
  • If I could have any superpower, it would be super speed so I can lose weight faster!
  • My favorite part of working at WETH is every day is a new day – new knowledge, new people, more problems solved.
  • If I could spend the day with one person (deceased or alive) I would choose my mother
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