Meet the Team
At Heartland Pawnbrokers, we believe it’s our people that make us the best Kansas City pawn shop. We work hard to build a team of professional, compassionate pawnbrokers who put customer service—and your needs—above all else. Scroll down to meet them.
Colin has over 20 years of pawn shop experience! Colin is our Director of Operations, in addition to being our guitar expert. He bounces between all the stores, so catch him when you can.
Colin collects rare guitars and is particularly knowledgeable of Japanese guitars from the 1970's and 1980's.
Andrew was our first non-family hire! With experience in construction and 9 years with Heartland Pawn & Jewelry, Andrew is a wonderful manager of our Overland Park location. And his Spanish isn't too bad either!
Andrew has been playing hockey since he was 4 years old and still plays to this day!
Jesse is our customer service expert! He has a lifetime of experience in the service industry and exemplifies that both on and off the counter.
Not only can Jesse play every Guitar Hero song on expert, he also resources broken guitars, rebuilds them, and sells them all over the country.
Blaine C is a founding employee. Formerly of Capitol City Pawn in Topeka and A-OK Pawn in Wichita, he had over 15 years experience in this industry before even landing at Heartland Pawn & Jewelry! You'll find Blaine floating between all of our stores giving it his all every day.
Blaine has an extensive collection of rare sneakers. You'll rarely see him in the same pair two days in a row!
For 6 years, Jordan was the Pawn Shop Manager at Sunflower Pawn & Jewelry in Lawrence. He's a Lawrence native that we're lucky to have on our team!
Jordan grew up helping his parents run a pizza shop and was recruited to the business right out of the shop. If you need to find an expert on anything in Lawrence, Jordan knows it all.
Steve has 5 years experience as a Pawn Shop Manager for a Pawn Chain. Not to mention 10 years as a Construction Manager at Heartland Construction, and as co-founder of Heartland Pawnbrokers. He's our resident firearms expert that we trust to keep us on par with all safety regulations, and our customers and employees safe at all times.
There isn't a song from Air Supply that Steve can't sing!
Dave had 15 years experience within the Kmart Management Team. He's also got 20 years as Director of Store Operations for two Pawn Shop Chains. He's proud to be a co-founder of Heartland Pawnbrokers. You can find him working on coins, jewelry, and watches at any given time.
Dave is a former president of the National Pawnbrokers Association. He presented an award to Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars that is on display at their shop, next to the Patriots Super Bowl ring you see at the beginning of every episode.
Joel had years of pawnbroker experience with Capitol City Pawn before coming to Heartland Pawnbrokers. Born in Bolivia, Jordan works in our Overland Park store and can communicate fluently in Spanish!
On top of being the Assistant Manager at our Overland Park location, Joel also owns his own business AND is a full-time student pursuing his degree at the University of Kansas.