Meet our Team of Automotive Specialists
Kia of Mankato is a family-owned dealership that has been operating in Mankato for over 10 years. Our team has earned a reputation for being honest, straightforward, and friendly, and that’s simply because we believe in helping customers find a vehicle that fits their wants, needs, and budget, and we do it all in a timely manner. We know how important your time is, and we are not here to play games. We are here to help you get the car you’ve always wanted.
Hello, I’m Kyle Lindblom and I’ve been with Kia of Mankato since February 2014. I was born and raised in Mankato and graduated from Maple River high school. When I’m not at work, I’m an avid sports fan who enjoys golfing and yelling at my t.v. when my teams inevitably fail me. I love spending time with my wife Jamie and 2 beautiful daughters. Yes…I am “The Voice” of Kia and record the radio ads you hear every month! I take special pride in helping our military members both past and present. I do everything I can to make your car buying experience stress-free and a little bit fun! Thanks for looking and I hope to hear from you soon
Hello everyone, my name is McKenzie Reynolds, but you can call me Mac and Cheese or Kenzaroo!
I’ve been with Kia for 2 years and I strive to make every visit to Kia of Mankato a happy one.
I hail from the great state of Iowa (Don’t hold that against me) and have been in Minnesota for 8 years.
You might recognize me from Facebook or Snapchat or by my infectious laugh!
When I’m not here I’m with my boyfriend and our 2 awesome dogs, Apollo and Athena.
I look forward to seeing lots of new faces and helping make your car buying experience the best ever!
Trae Hobson here! I am one of the Business Managers at Kia of Mankato. That means after you pick out your new or pre-owned vehicle, you get to come see me. I take pride in making the “post purchase” portion of your car buying experience simple and easy to understand. I originally came to Kia of Mankato after spending some time as a server at a restaurant here in town. I worked in sales for 4 years and have been a business manager for 9 months .
When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my 2 pups…Gabe and Charley! I’m also an avid sports fan and love all my Minnesota teams. When I can I’m on the golf course or in the gym.
I know that paperwork can sometimes be confusing, so please don’t ever hesitate to give me a call or stop by with any questions you may have!
See that fully bearded man walking around the dealership? That's me! I’ve been with Kia of Mankato 5+ years. Started out as a salesperson and have worked my way up to be the “Finance Guy”. You meet with me once you make the decision to buy a vehicle, and we talk about your loan, and how you'll be and stay covered during it. I’m certified through Kia and JM&A as a Business Management Professional. That’s a complicated way of saying I know a lot about service contracts, loans, and customer service. Outside of work, you probably won’t find me, because I'm most likely in the woods somewhere. If you have a question about the car buying experience, or finance information, contact me!
Cameron here. I’m the stylish one of the group. I’m all about having fun. You know, having a couple drinks, preferably a good bottle of wine. I’m also known for my signature catch phrase: “Whammy!” As in: Gene Tenace to the plate…aaaand Whammy! People seem to like me because I am polite, and I am rarely late. I enjoy eating ice cream, and a good pair of slacks.
If you see a short guy, with squinty eyes walking around the dealership, that’s me! My friends call me Squints, so you can feel free to do the same. I’ve been with Kia of Mankato 3+ years. Started out as a detailer and have worked my way up to be the “Marketing Guy!” You know all those ads you see on Facebook, Instagram, and Snap Chat? Yeah… you can get mad at me for interrupting your feed. I’ve been certified through Kia for 2+ years, and recognized as a Senior Elite Consultant. That’s a fancy way of saying I know a lot about cars, and customer service. Outside of work, you’ll probably find me at chipotle, at the gym, with my head in a book, or playing Xbox (Want to play?). If you have question about a vehicle, the car buying experience, or marketing, contact me!