Meet the K-BID Team

Raymond Caruso


  • Dream Vehicle: 1965 Mustang or a 1954 Thunderbird
  • Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Dodgers - Sorry!
  • What I take in my coffee: Embarrassing Amounts of Cream and Sugar

“I am married and we have a 20-year-old daughter who attends the University of Minnesota. I started with K-BID in 2003. I have a background in multi-unit retail management and IT.”

Carrie Brooke (Soderholm) Caruso

Affiliate Newsletter Editor

  • Dream Destination: Athens, Greece
  • Favorite Sports Team: Florida Gators
  • Fun Fact: I have a Private Pilot's License

“I'm married to the boss. We live on our family farm in Independence, MN, with our 20-yr-old daughter, and two 5-yr-old shihtzu/poodles. At K-BID, I work on an as-needed basis. I handle the Affiliate Newsletter, attend Staff Meetings, & help with special projects. My education & background is in Journalism, Marketing, and Print & Production. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, entertaining, arranging flower bouquets, vegetable gardening, going to the gym, & a Mom's Book Club that I attend. Most of all, I enjoy time with family.”

Becky Farniok

Executive Vice President

  • Fun Fact: My husband and I began dating in 9th Grade
  • Celebrity Crush: Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds)
  • Wish I Could: Sing (and look!) like Carrie Underwood

“I have four adult children and live in Delano with my husband and daughter. My educational background is in financial and systems analysis and I began working for K-BID in 2003. I’m a true golden gopher football fan. I enjoy travelling, coaching Special Olympics and reading murder mysteries --- my favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends."

Chris Schwartz

Director of Marketing

  • Favorite Season: Fall
  • Favorite Hobby: Golfing
  • What I take in My Coffee: More Coffee

“I grew up on a farm near Plato, MN and attended the University of MN Duluth (Go Dogs). My wife and I live in St. Paul and enjoy being outdoors, grilling, golfing and cooking. I have been with K-BID since 2010 and still enjoy searching through the auctions whenever I get a chance.”

Tom Godar

Technology Manager

  • Mac or PC: Mac
  • Fav Team: Green Bay Packers
  • Lake or Beach: Beach

“I grew up in Costa Rica and speak Spanish fluently. I enjoy playing the guitar, reading, hiking, photography, and playing or watching basketball.”

Sally Dames

Affiliate Training & Development

  • Favorite Season: Who could choose? They are all great in their own ways!
  • Favorite Activity:Brainstorming. I love asking “ what’s possible? “
  • Claim To Fame:Twirling Fire Baton when I was 12

“My background is Training and Development and I enjoy all walks of life. I believe what goes around comes around. I grew up on Lake Minnetonka and enjoy all the pleasures that water can bring. Skiing, boating, swimming kayaking and everything else! I have spent half of my life in Vermont raising two wonderful girls. I look forward to working with K-BID bidders, buyers and supporting the team!"