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Ryan Mullenhoff CEO

402.910.6558 / ryan@redstarne.com

Kristin Mullenhoff MARKETING

402.276.4500 / kristin@redstarne.com

Ryan & Kristin Mullenhoff / Owners

Ryan and Kristin were born and raised on farms near Leigh, so farming has always been a big part of their lives. Shortly before they were married on Valentine's Day in 2004, they started a small seed corn and soybean business. At first they were hesitant. At that time they were the owners of Mullenhoff Trucking and found their days busy hauling pigs and helping manage the family farm. Although neither of them were familiar with the ins and outs of the seed business, they took a leap of faith and started Ryan Mullenhoff Seeds. They thought, at the time it would be a short-term opportunity for their family which would soon be expanding. They welcomed their son Jackson Charles in May of 2005.

 

Over the next couple of years, they quickly found this "short-term" opportunity to become their forever future. In 2010, they added fertilizer and a list of other services prompting them to change their name to Ryan Mullenhoff Sales, LLC. Over the years they have continued to expand both the business, and their sales team. They have successfully grown into one of the most trusted full-service Ag Dealerships in the area,

with 4 locations, serving customers from 7 states. Known for their excellent customer service, community involvement, and 24-7 service, they have been proudly building relationships with farmers for over a decade. Due to their ever expanding business and sales team, in 2020 they officially changed the company name to REDSTAR, LLC.

Leigh, NE Location
(Main Office Location) 844.502.9368 / 48303 115th Ave Leigh, NE 68643

Andy Method

Executive Financial Analyst & Dealer Development

Andy Joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Andy comes to REDSTAR with experience in the Chemical & Fertilizer Industry. Previously, Andy was a Chemical Sales Rep for east central Nebraska and most recently a Strategic Account Manager dealing with large equipment dealers and distribution partners for a nutrition company. Outside of REDSTAR, Andy helps out on his family farm and also farms himself. Andy received his Bachelor's of Agronomy Degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and is currently pursuing his MBA at Northwest Missouri State University. Andy is based out of Omaha, Nebraska.

Lisa Svehla

Accounting Assistant

Lisa joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Lisa comes to REDSTAR with almost 30 years of experience in the Accounting Department. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management/ Marketing from Peru State College, Peru, NE as well as Wayne State College, Wayne, NE in the Office Administration/Accounting Program.

Kirsten Gettert

Marketing & Photography

Kirsten joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Kirsten comes to REDSTAR with 4 years of experience in the Marketing and Graphic Design field. Kirsten holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the Creative Center of Art & Design in Omaha, Nebraska. Kirsten also owns her own photography business, Kirsten Marie Photography. 

Lori Bartling

Front Desk Receptionist

& Cook

Lori joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023, but previously worked for REDSTAR for 4 years. Lori comes with many years of knowledge and experience in the Ag Industry.  Lori is also a talented cook and enjoys visiting with others. 

Jerry Osten

Manager of Operations

Jerry joined the REDSTAR Team in 2014. Jerry has his own farming business and prior to REDSTAR worked in the Sales and Service Industry for an Ag Dealer for many years.

402.910.8509

jerry@redstarne.com

Joani Bruhn

Accounts Manager

Joani joined the REDSTAR Team in 2018. Joani comes to REDSTAR with over 35 years of Legal, Purchasing, Secretarial and Accounting experience.

Fran Groteluschen

Dispatch Manager

Fran joined the REDSTAR Team in 2021. She has 15 years of experience in early childhood education and owned her own daycare business for 7 years. Fran also grew up around her family's trucking company.

402.910.8692

fran@redstarne.com

Ryan Jones

Controller

Ryan joined the REDSTAR Team in 2024. Ryan comes to REDSTAR with over 17 years of experience in Accounting Leadership. Prior to coming to REDSTAR Ryan has held key financial roles in various agricultural cooperatives and a major pork processing company. His early career included roles as a staff accountant and associate, where he gained experience in tax preparation, audits, and financial statement preparation. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated expertise in financial management, strategic planning, and improving operational efficiency serving in both Management roles and as a CFO. Ryan earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS with degrees in Accounting and Finance. 

Taylor Stoklasa

Employee Relation Partner

Taylor joined the REDSTAR in 2024. Taylor comes to REDSTAR with several years of experience in banking. Prior to coming to REDSTAR, Taylor was a Loan Officer at a local bank focusing primarily on Ag Lending. Taylor earned her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Agribusiness-Banking & Finance.

Justin Svehla

Seed Facility Manager & Sales

Justin joined the REDSTAR Team in 2020. Justin comes to REDSTAR with many years of Farm Hand and Ag Experience.

Anthony Bruhn

Dry Fertilizer Facility Manager & Drone Applicator

Phil Wendt

Service

Phil joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Phil brings over 15 years of Farm Hand, and Agricultural Experience. Prior to REDSTAR Phil worked as a Farm Hand at a Cattle Feed Lot and and helps run his family's farm, as well as markets and raises show pigs.

Anthony joined the REDSTAR Team in 2021. Anthony holds Degrees from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska in Diversified Ag, Agronomy and Agribusiness. Anthony also has a Custom Applicator’s License and a Remote Pilot Certificate. 

Ryan Hoffman

Local Sales Manager &

Head of Internship Program

Ryan Hoffman joined the REDSTAR Team in 2022. Ryan comes to REDSTAR with over 20 years of experience in Ag Service and Sales. Prior to REDSTAR, Ryan worked in Ag Sales at a local implement dealership. During this time he acquired extensive knowledge in ag production and sales support while building strong relationships with his many customers. 

McKenzie Bahns

Chemical Facility Manager & Service

McKenzie joined the REDSTAR Team in 2022. McKenzie has worked in the Ag industry since she was an intern in college. McKenzie graduated from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska with a Degree in Agronomy.

Kash Gettert

Applicator

Kash joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Kash comes to REDSTAR with 5 years of Applicating and Truck Driving experience. Prior to REDSTAR he worked for a local coop as an Applicator. Kash has a Custom Applicators License.

Jacob Bakenhus

Service

Jacob joined the REDSTAR in 2023. Jacob comes to REDSTAR with experience in Farm Operation as well as Trucking. Jacob earned his Associates Degree in Diversified Ag from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. Prior to REDSTAR Jacob worked in the Ag Industry and was a Commercial Truck driver. Jacob also has his own livestock.

Cort Pokorney

Agronomist

Cort joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Cort is a graduate of Northeast Community College, and The University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Cort holds an Associate's of Science Degree as well as a Bachelor's of Agronomy Degree. Cort completed 2 internships with agronomic suppliers, and has spent several years working for feedlot and grain production operations.

402.910.2446

cort@redstarne.com

Jacob Eisemen

Applicator & Service

Jacob joined the REDSTAR Team as an Intern before going Full-Time in 2024. Jacob is a recent graduate of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE earning an Associate's Degree in Diversified Ag. Jacob also has a Custom Applicator's License. 

Clint Paulsen

Manufacturing Facility Manager

Clint joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Clint comes to REDSTAR with 15 plus years experience in the Cattle/Farming Industry as well as Inventory Management, Record Keeping and Facility Maintenance. Clint served as a Grain Operations Management Trainee and as an Assistant Superintendent of Grain Operations in his previous jobs. Clint has a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Northwest Missouri State University majoring in Animal Science / Agriculture Business.

Osceola, NE Location
402.747.2217 / 210 Ridge St. Osceola, NE 68651

Ryan Sanley

Manager & Sales

Ryan joined the REDSTAR Team in 2014. Ryan has managed the REDSTAR Osceola Location since its opening. Ryan has many years of experience in the Ag Industry. Prior to coming to REDSTAR, Ryan had worked in the Sales and Service Industry for an Ag Dealership. Ryan also has a Custom Applicator’s License and is part-owner of REDSTAR Apply.

402.641.4824

ryans@redstarne.com

Kalin Gabriel

Applicator & Service

Kalin joined the REDSTAR Team in 2021. Kalin is a graduate of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska with a Degree in Agronomy. Kalin also has a Custom Applicator’s License. 

Clayton Watts

Applicator & Truck Driver 

Clayton joined the REDSTAR Team in 2022. Clayton comes to REDSTAR with several years of experience in Applicating. Clayton also has a Custom Applicator’s License.

Payton Gabriel

Office Assistant

Marketing & Photography

Payton joined the REDSTAR Team in 2022. Payton comes to REDSTAR with years of experience in Photography. Payton is the owner of Roots Photography and also enjoys the creative part of editing. 

Scott Wetter

Drone Operations & Ground Application Coordinator

Scott joined the REDSTAR Team in 2024. Scott comes to REDSTAR with many years of experience in Crop Research including; Agriculture, Agtech, Data Science, Data Analytics, Remote Sensing, Machine Learning, Software Development, and Climate Tech. Scott earned his Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy and Crop Science from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Scott has his Custom Applicator's License and Remote Pilot Certificate.

785.410.0815

scott@redstarne.com

Cedar Rapids, NE Location
 

Michael Kennedy

Manager & Sales

Michael joined the REDSTAR Team in 2020. Michael is one of two managers at the Cedar Rapids location. Michael has worked in the Ag Industry for over 10 years and is a Certified Crop Advisor.

Tyler Kennedy

Manager & Sales

Tyler joined the REDSTAR Team in 2020. Tyler is one of two managers at the Cedar Rapids location. Tyler has worked in the Ag Industry for over 10 years. Tyler is a Certified Crop Advisor.

308.750.2094

tyler@redstarne.com

Columbus, NE Distribution Center
4930 Howard Boulevard Columbus, NE 68601

Sandy Stankoski

Secretary &

Chemical Dispatch

Sandy joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Sandy comes to REDSTAR with over 15 years of experience working within an Ag business. Prior to REDSTAR Sandy worked for a local Cooperative. 

402.920.3404

sandy@redstarne.com

Dash Bierman

Service

Dash joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Dash comes to REDSTAR with many years of experience in Handling and Transportation. Dash has a Degree in Business and Administration from Central Community College in Columbus, NE.

Travis Runge

Manager & Sales

Travis joined the REDSTAR Team in 2018. Travis comes to REDSTAR with over 15 years of experience in 

Ag Business. Travis is a Certified Crop Advisor and has a Pesticide Applicator License.

Fairmont, MN Location

968 160th Ave, Fairmont, MN 56031

Paul Miller

Manager & Sales

Paul joined the REDSTAR Team in 2022. Paul comes to REDSTAR with multiple years of experience in Ag Retail. Prior to REDSTAR, Paul was a Crop Consultant and served as a District Sales Manager specializing in seed and chemical. Paul also farms on the side. Paul graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy.

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Sales & Agronomy

Columbus, NE

John Person

Head Agronomist 

John joined the REDSTAR Team in 2021. John has an extensive background in Agronomy and has worked in the Ag industry for over 40 years. Over his many years John has operated sprayers, managed grain elevators and fertilizer plants, built a solid sales portfolio and owned his own Agronomy and Ag Input business. 

402.631.3631

john@redstarne.com

Cambridge, IA

Brody Benton

Sales Agronomist

Brody joined the REDSTAR Team in 2024. Brody comes to REDSTAR with over 20 years of experience in various roles in the Agricultural and Banking Sectors. Brody earned his Bachelor's of Science Agricultural Business and Economic Degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA and later his MBA.

515.650.0501

brody@redstarne.com

Fonda, IA

Coltin Schachtner-Kramer

Sales Agronomist

Coltin joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Coltin comes to REDSTAR with several years experience in Agronomy. Coltin earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA with Degrees in Applied Agricultural, AMP and Food Studies as well as Minors in Agribusiness and Agronomy.

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Outside Accounting

Heather Schachtner

Accounting Assistant

Heather joined the REDSTAR Team in 2023. Heather comes to REDSTAR with 30 years of experience in Agriculture, Staff Management, Project Management and Credit Management. Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in Agribusiness from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa with emphasis on Management, Communications, and Marketing. Heather is based out of Fonda, Iowa.

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Tom Stanton

Head of REDSTAR BRANDED

Tom joined the REDSTAR Team in 2022 and comes to REDSTAR with over 30 years of experience in Ag Business and Management. Tom also has an extensive background in Fertilizer, Development and Research. In his past experiences, Tom has served as Plant Nutrition Manager, Regional Manager, Regional Accounts Manager, Sales Director and has run his own Consulting Business. Tom holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agribusiness and Management from South Dakota State University. 

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Art Schreiber

Lead Truck Driver

Art joined Mullenhoff Trucking in 2018. Art comes with over 30 years of Trucking experience. Art is a lead truck driver for REDSTAR Fertilizer

and Mullenhoff Trucking.

Fred McMullin

Lead Truck Driver

Fred joined Mullenhoff Trucking in 2019. Prior to truck driving, Fred was an Accountant for over 20 years and worked in the Human Resource Department. Fred is a lead truck driver for REDSTAR Fertilizer and Mullenhoff Trucking.

Todd Thelen

Truck Driver

Todd came to REDSTAR in 2024. Todd brings many years of truck driving experience to REDSTAR. Prior to REDSTAR Todd was an owner/operator.

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