Leadership

Arrow Stage Lines Leadership Team

Steve Busskohl

Chairman of the Board

Steve has been around the motorcoach industry his entire life. He began working for Arrow Stage Lines in 1980 and has worked in a variety of positions,

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before serving in his current role as Chairman of the Board since 2020.

Steve’s passion as Chairman of the Board is centered around making sure that all of our locations are focused on providing world class service to our customers.

Steve was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, and received his BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln. Steve is married and has two sons that continue to “let” him work in the family business. 

Fun Fact: Steve’s first job in high school was selling ice cream in a red Willey’s jeep, up and down the streets of Norfolk, Nebraska. He may have been the very first “ice cream man” in Norfolk!

Luke Busskohl

President & CEO

Luke Busskohl is a dynamic and results-driven leader with a proven track record of success in the transportation industry.  Luke has established himself as a visionary leader who is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation services to clients throughout the United States.

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Luke’s leadership style is defined by his unwavering commitment to excellence and his ability to inspire and motivate his team to achieve their full potential. He is a natural problem solver with a keen eye for identifying opportunities for growth and innovation. Under his guidance, Arrow Stage Lines has expanded its services and offerings, while maintaining a strong focus on customer satisfaction and safety.

Throughout his career, Luke has demonstrated a deep understanding of the transportation industry and a passion for delivering exceptional service. He has been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership and innovation.

In addition to his work at Arrow Stage Lines, Luke is an active member of the community and is involved in several philanthropic endeavors. He is committed to making a positive impact on the world and strives to lead by example, both in his professional and personal life.

Overall, Luke Busskohl is a respected and accomplished leader who is dedicated to achieving excellence in all aspects of his work. His vision, expertise, and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset to Arrow Stage Lines and the transportation industry as a whole.

Jeff Howes

Chief Operations Officer

Jeff began his career with Arrow Stage Lines, in the Las Vegas location in 2013 as Shop Manager. He is currently serving in the position of Chief Operations Officer in the Corporate Headquarters. 

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In Jeff’s role of COO, he is passionate about working with the amazing people at Arrow Stage Lines, serving our client base, and providing them with the world class service the company is known for.

Jeff is originally from Pittsfield, MA but now resides in Omaha, NE. He received his BA in Business Administration and MBA both from Western Governors University and is working on his second master’s degree in Leadership. Jeff is married to Sarah and has 4 children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with family.

Fun Fact: Jeff has been a Dallas Cowboy’s fan his entire life but has never gotten to go to a game.

Mario Morgan

Chief Financial Officer

Mario joined the Arrow Stage Lines team in 2022 with 25+ years of progressive accounting experience.  Mario works out of the corporate headquarters office in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Mario’s passion as CFO is to help all levels of the organization understand the numbers.  The numbers have a story to tell, and any business can benefit by listening.

Mario was born in Omaha, Nebraska where he currently lives.  He received a BA in accounting from the University of Nebraska, at Omaha and is a licensed CPA.  Mario is married to Heather and has 2 children, Nora and Reid.  He loves to travel with his family in the summertime to see the National Parks. 

Fun Fact: Mario is a proud Jaysker, cheering on Creighton Bluejays basketball while maintaining his lifelong Cornhusker fandom.

Chelle Cooper

VP of Human Resources

Chelle has worked in Human Resources for years, and started working for Arrow Stage Lines in 2015. Chelle works in the Omaha, Nebraska office.

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Chelle’s passion as VP of Human Resources lies with the exceptional team members at Arrow Stage Lines. She enjoys working with and helping others to grow, succeed, and accomplish their goals.

Chelle grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and then moved to rural Iowa. Chelle attended Bellevue University and has obtained her PHR and SHRM-CP designations for Human Resources professionals. She is an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan and enjoys spending time with her family, camping, watching college football, and any sports her grandkids are playing!

Fun Fact: Chelle’s dream job is to win the lottery (if she could remember to buy a ticket), retire, and then volunteer full time!

Tony Barrios

VP of Operations ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

Tony joined the Arrow Stage Lines team in 2006. He is currently serving in the position of VP of Operations and Express Arrow in Denver, CO.

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Tony’s passion as VP of Operations is providing World Class Service to all of our customer, and team members. He enjoys working with people while creating a servant/leader atmosphere in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Tony started his career in the motorcoach industry in 1995 in El Paso, Tx, and moved to Denver, CO  in 1996. He studied biology at University of Texas at El Paso, and then business management at the Community College of Denver. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and working around the house. 

Fun fact, in high school he played the bass in a garage band and now enjoys playing “Guitar Hero”.

Tim McKinzie

Dispatch Manager

Tim joined the Arrow Stage Lines team in 2014 as the Heart of America region dispatcher in Kansas City, Missouri. He is currently serving as Dispatch Manager overseeing the company dispatchers in five regions.

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Tim’s passion as Dispatch Manager is to give my undivided attention to my team and to promote World Class Service within the company. Tim is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City region. Also, a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan. Enjoys spending time with Shawn, family and spoiling their two Malteses Hadley Jean & Ave Marie. 

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Kim Sulzer

Operations Manager Phoenix, AZ

Kim began her career in transportation in 2006 with Corporate Tours and Transportation later to become Arrow Stage Lines. Kim works out of our Phoenix, AZ location.

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Kim’s passion as Operations Manager is helping others within the organization to grow and succeed while also ensuring World Class Service to our Customers and Clients.

Originally from a small town in Ohio, Kim relocated to Phoenix when she was 15 years old. She is married to Todd and has 5 adult children, soon to be 7 grandchildren and her 6thbaby, a dog named Bradley. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, spending time with her growing family and baking.

Fun Fact:  Dream job would be to own my own Dog Rescue Center Save all the dogs 😊

Cassie Riggert

VP of Safety

Cassie started her career with Arrow Stage Lines in 2003 and has a passion for safety.

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In Cassie’s safety director position, she is passionate about working for a company with so much history, and being a part of its growth and continued success.

Cassie was born in Vail, Colorado and Graduated from the University of Denver. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on the Denver Broncos, and taking her horses to competitions all over the country to compete.

David Karnes

VP OF VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY

David started his career with Arrow Stage Lines in 2001, and has worked in the Maintenance department ever since.

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In David’s VP of Maintenance and Vehicle Reliability position, he is passionate about providing world class, defect free equipment for all of the amazing customers we work with every day.

David was born in Omaha, Nebraska where he currently resides. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and fishing as well as spending time with his family. David is married to Melissa and has two children, Drake and Marie.

Fun Fact: David enjoys playing twice a week in a softball league

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Shay Stuchlik

VP OF OPERATIONS GREAT PLAINS REGION

Shay has a passion for the motorcoach industry and started with Arrow Stage Lines back in 2014. He is currently serving in the position of VP of Operations in the Great Plain’s Region. 

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Before taking the VP position, he started at Arrow Stage Lines as a bus driver for 2 years and then became the Operations Manager until November of 2022.

Shay’s passion as VP of Operations is to give clients a positive and memorable experience. He dedicates most of his time ensuring we deliver the World Class Customer Service that Arrow is known for.

 Shay works in our Omaha office, and when he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling the country.

Matt Freesene

VP of Operations Heart of America Region

Matt began his career with Arrow Stage Lines at the Kansas City, Missouri location in 2015. He is currently serving in the position of VP of Operations for the Heart of America region.

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Matt is originally from Sheridan, Wyoming but now calls Kansas City, Missouri home. Before becoming the VP for this region in 2023, he initially started at Arrow Stage Lines serving as transportation maintenance for 8 years. He continues to have a passion to give clients a positive and memorable experience. He is driven to uphold the success of Arrow Stage Lines to ensure we deliver the World Class Customer Service that Arrow is known for. 

 Matt works in our Kansas City office, and when not working, you can find him spending time with his family. He is married to Virgina and has one son, Benjamin.

Tanner Waldrip

Sales and Operations Manager Las Vegas

Tanner began his career in the transportation industry in June of 2023, although was raised around it from his Mom.

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Tanners passion in his position is build relationships with teammates and customers that help create friendships, memories, and impact growth overall. He is from Phoenix, AZ and has a true passion for sports and family. He is one of five kids in his family, and hee enjoys playing basketball, visiting family, and taking vacations to the beach. 

What People Say

“It was an incredible experience from start to finish. We definitely plan to use Arrow again. The office staff and driver were AMAZING!!!”

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