Jon Kupchin, President, started Santa Fe Tow Service in the early 1980’s at the young age of sixteen. Jon grew up working on cars in the body shop his dad established in 1963, Santa Fe Body Shop, and which still operates today in Overland Park. As a teenager, Jon eventually bought the one tow truck from his dad that was used to tow cars to and from the body shop, and from there the young entrepreneur grew his towing service from the ground up with a simple business plan.
Today, Santa Fe Tow Service boasts a fleet of over 80 trucks- including light, medium and heavy duty wreckers, as well as rollbacks, Landoll trailers, auto transporters and air cushion units.
Jon enjoys boating, exotic cars, and spending time with his family.
Carrie Kupchin (Vice-President)
Carrie Kupchin, Vice President, joined the Santa Fe Tow team full time in 2010. Before joining Santa Fe Tow Service, Carrie started her career in the mid 1980’s as a mail clerk at a small mutual fund company on the Plaza. As that company grew from 125 employees to over 3,000, so did Carrie’s opportunities for personal and professional growth. Carrie quickly worked her way up from the mail room clerk to Senior Forecast Analyst in the Call Center after her 18+ years’ experience.
Carrie utilizes the experience and skills she gained while working for American Century Investors. She also realizes the rewards and opportunities she received from leaders and mentors who invested in her because she had the internal drive to grow and learn. The foundation of Carrie’s leadership style was formed by her mentors and leaders that showed her the true characteristics of a leader. Carrie has built upon that foundation to create her very unique leadership style where she focuses on the strengths of her team members so they too can be placed in jobs that allow them to succeed. She often refers her leadership style as “Leading with Love”.
Carrie is responsible for human relations, employee health and retirement benefits, budgeting, new business development and financial analysis, marketing, technology advancement and developing training and policies.
Carrie enjoys traveling, long walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends. Carrie holds a seat on the Board for Directors for the Kansas City Automotive Museum.
Doug Wallace (Operations Manager)
Jeff Watkins (Operations Manager-Joplin)
Bryan Salzman (Operations Manager-Texas)
Amy Kirby (Office Manager)
Shannon Fulgham (Office Manager-IAA)
Tobi Stewart (Accounts Payable)
Marleen Diehl (Accounts Receivable)