Steven also grew up at Nyssa Tractor and is the oldest son of Gary and Judy Sparks. He manages the day to day operations here at Nyssa Tractor. He is a 2006 graduate of Nyssa High School, and attended the University of Idaho. Steven is our lead parts salesman and is happiest when he is super busy and juggling multiple projects. He has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of not only our ever-changing inventory, but knows which parts cross match between numerous models of tractors and equipment. Steven loves to hunt anything with 4 legs or feathers, and also loves playing softball. He is constantly waiting for either hunting season or baseball season to begin!
Bob has been with Nyssa Tractor since 2011. Previous to his employment here, he was a parts salesman for both Toyota and Chevy at local dealerships. He too, started with us as a general parts dismantler, and after 6 months, he was asked to come to work at the front counter as a parts salesman. Bob has a natural ease, and very likeable personality, and keeps the office a fun place to work, while maintaining excellent sales skills and integrity. Bob lives in nearby Vale with his adorable wife Jennifer and their dogs.
Alden has been with Nyssa Tractor since 2006 and comes from a farming operation in the Willamette Valley. Alden has a very broad agriculture background and came to us as a parts dismantler. His hard work and attention to detail did not go unnoticed, and he is now our shop foreman. Alden is a very self-motivated, focused, and hard-working employee, and we here at Nyssa Tractor feel very fortunate to have him on our team. Alden lives here in Nyssa.
Clay has been with Nyssa Tractor since 2010 and came to us with a lifetime of mechanic skills. His duties include all used engine inspections, complex dismantling projects, and outstanding customer service. He is extremely efficient and helps to keep us on track when we have multiple projects going at once. He has recently been promoted to our yard foreman and has 4-5 dismantlers under his direct supervision. Clay lives in Nyssa with his wife Loraine and their 3 children.
John has grown up at Nyssa Tractor and is the youngest son of owners Gary and Judy Sparks. He graduated Nyssa High School in 2008. He attended Walla Walla Community College and received his Associate degree. He is a certified John Deere mechanic and most days he can be found under the hood of some piece of machinery or another.
Mark has been with Nyssa Tractor since 2012. Mark is an exceptional parts dismantler and has an extensive knowledge of farm machinery. There has yet to be a part that he can't locate and remove with his dogged determination. Mark has been an invaluable member of our team and is a dependable, hard-working employee. He is married to Samantha and they have 2 young children.
Jarrod has been with Nyssa Tractor since 2013. He is an outstanding mechanic and detailer with great problem solving skills. He always goes above and beyond to make sure jobs are done right and completed quickly. More often than not, he and fellow mechanic John Sparks can be found after hours working on projects so that our customers can get back out into the field as fast as possible. Jarrod served 10 years in the Marine Corps as a tank mechanic, and served 2 tours of duty in Iraq. Jarrod lives right across the Snake River in Idaho with his 3 kids.
We were lucky enough to acquire Junior late in 2014. He comes from a farming family just over the Snake River in Idaho, graduated from nearby Payette Christian Academy, and married into a farming family where he also helps out when he can. He is an excellent parts dismantler and has comprehensive parts knowledge and has excellent customer service skills. Junior is a hard working, self-motivated individual and you may see him at the parts counter sometime in the near future. He is married to Staci and has 3 children.
Gerardo came to work for us in February 2017. He is a 2015 graduate of Nyssa High School where he was a State Wrestling Champ! He graduated from UTI in Phoenix, AZ and is currently keeping busy in our rebuild shop. He is single and living in Nyssa.
Ginna is an Idaho native who moved to Nyssa with her husband and 4 kids in 2007. Her previous career was as a 911 dispatcher for Boise Police and her resulting thick skin and quick wit prove to be very beneficial in an office full of men. She spends her days answering phones, invoicing, filing, and cleaning up after the guys. It is not a job for the faint of heart, but with 4 kids, she is up for the challenge.
John Henry is a local graduate of Vale High School who came to us in June 2016. He is also a well driller with lots of expertise in dismantling equipment, especially breaking down tires. He still lives in Vale and is married to Robin. They have 2 children.
Ryan came to us in December, 2016 and is our paint and body man. He has lots of projects going on in the paint shop these days, and is never short of work around here! He grew up in Wisconsin, and moved to Nyssa after spending some time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as a service manager in a repair shop. He is married with 5 children, and 2 grandchildren.