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Dakota K Auto Staff


Steve Koebernick
Owner Technical Operations Manager – ASE Master Technician – L1 Advanced Engine Diagnostics

Steve Koebernick | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center Steve started out at Dakota K by helping his dad in the shop and pumping gasoline. He finished high school early, went to technical school and has worked for Dakota K most of his adult life. He graduated Wyoming Tech in 1981, Service Electronic Training in 1989, and has a certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He’s married to Karen, and they have two children, Jason and Kim.
Steve is a master of difficult automotive technical problems. We count on him to solve many of the diagnostic intermittent and emissions problems our customers bring to us daily. He is a great guy and someone you can count on!

Burt Ziskind
Service Advisor - ASE Certified

Burt Ziskind | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center Burt has worked for us since June 2008 and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He is great with our customers and is well known in the community.
Burt is a Graduate of the University of Missouri At St Louis in 1976. He owned his own business for 22 years and came to work for us in 2008 after shutting it down. Burt is a great fit into our organization. He seems to know everyone and has a great personality for working with our clients. Burt is married and has three grown children, Lauren, Alexandra, and Aaron. Ellen, his wife of 28 years, and he enjoy taking drives together in their 1994 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. Burt is a huge dog lover. He enjoys taking his two dogs, Murphy and Marley for walks. Anytime a customer brings their dog into the shop, Burt goes out of his way to go say hello to them and give them a scratch behind the ears.

Robert Kroczak
ASE Certified Technician

Robert Kroczak | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center Robert has been with us since January 2000 and has been a great addition to our staff. He graduated from Bielawa Tech and is a really good technician that gives careful attention to the details. When he is asked to check over a vehicle – our customers can be sure that they have been informed about any problem the vehicle has and problems that they need to be aware of for the near future. For us, it is great to have this pleasant, fun fellow to work with. He’s married, and he and his wife Bozena have three children, Paulina, Jessica, and Paul.

Doug Shafron
ASE Certified Technician

Doug Shafron | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center Doug graduated from Lincoln Technical University in 1997. He is an ASE certified technician. He joined our team in 2009 and is a very reliable technician. One of his obsessions is tools. He loves buying new tools all the time. The other technicians love this too, because whenever they need a special use tool, Doug usually has it. Doug enjoys spending time with Katie, his daughter. He spends his free time Fishing, hunting & camping. Doug is a great guy!


John (Red) Hilton
ASE Certified Technician

John (Red) Hilton | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center John (Red) Hilton – Red graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1994. He became a member of the Dakota K team in 2008. He is a highly motivated conscientious employee. He is ASE certified and working on getting his L1 Master Tech certification. JJ and Paul are his sons. Red enjoys spending time with them and participating with them in Cub Scouts. Red also has a dog, Rex. During his free time he enjoys fishing and hunting.


Jonathan Helms
ASE Master Certified Technician w/ L1 Advanced Engine Performance & L3 Hybrid Systems

Jonathan Helms | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center Jonathan came back to work for us after serving in the Army for a second time. When he went back in the Army his assignment was “Electronics Avionics & Armament Repair” for the OH-58 Delta helicopter. He went back to school at UTI to brush back up on his car repair skills and graduated in October of 2013.  It's great to have him back as a full time technician!

Ken Peralta

Ken Peralta | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center


Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center

Brayan Juarez

Brayan Juarez | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center

Megan Winebrenner

Megan Winebrenner | Dakota K Auto Repair & Tire Center



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