Staff

Management

  • John Kot

    John Kot

    President

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    John Kot

    John Kot

    President

    Where are you from and how long have you lived in BC?
    I was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. I spent 18 years in Edmonton and moved to BC in 2010.

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?
    My wife Trina. She is my high school sweetheart and still my best friend. We just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.
    What is your favorite activity?
    I have many hobbies, and love all sports especially hockey and golf. But lately my favorite activity is spending time with my little guy, Logan, and my wife, Trina.
    If you had to choose: pizza, tacos, or burgers? Love pizza.

    What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?

    I am a terrible speller and spellchecker and I embarrass myself daily.
    What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?

    To see my adult children grow up and watch them become successful in their own life experiences.
    Tell us your favorite childhood memory.
    I loved being on my family farm in Weyburn, SK. especially during harvest time with my Dad, Uncle, and Grandfather.
    What are 3 things on your bucket list?

    1. Meet Wayne Gretzky and have a beer with him.
    2. Spend a winter in Europe.
    3. Attend the SuperBowl with my sons.

    Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
    I have a fear of heights!

    What has been your biggest struggle either in work or life?
    To find a healthy life/work balance. I’ve been a habitual workaholic for my entire life and I’m attempting to scale back.

    If you could start all over again would you do things the same or would things be different?
    Life is a journey, every regret has made me better.

    What do you always find yourself saying?
    I tend to call people “buds” too much LOL!

    If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
    Warren Buffet, experience is expensive.

  • Trina Kot

    Trina Kot

    Co-Owner

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    Trina Kot

    Trina Kot

    Co-Owner

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  • Brandon Kot

    Brandon Kot

    Director of Operations

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    Brandon Kot

    Brandon Kot

    Director of Operations

    How long have you lived in BC? 8 years.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My mother because she is an angel.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? I love playing sports or heading down to the beach and coast.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? Climb a famous mountain!

  • Jordan Kot

    Jordan Kot

    Director of Operations

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    Jordan Kot

    Jordan Kot

    Director of Operations

    How long have you lived in BC? I moved to Kelowna in 2011 from Sherwood Park, Alberta. I consider myself very lucky to live in such a beautiful place, the Okanagan is tough to beat.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?My favorite person to spend time with is my wife Hali. We got married in 2015, she is my best friend and we do everything together.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? I love everything to do with sports. I’m a huge NHL and NFL fan. I try to go at least 1 NFL game a year, love the experience of a live game!
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? It’s my Dad’s company and ever since I was a kid running around the dealership I figured this is what I would do. My Dad has taught me a lot, I respect and admire him immensely. What he’s been able to accomplish from being a small town farm boy from Weyburn Sask is impressive.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? I would love to go on a safari somewhere in Africa.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I played some high end hockey in my youth. Was actually able to represent Canada on a U-15 and U16 team internationally. Something I will never forget!

  • Scott Muir

    Scott Muir

    General Manager

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    Scott Muir

    Scott Muir

    General Manager

    Where are you from and how long have you lived in BC? St. Marys Ontario-I lived in BC for 15 years
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My better half Sarah-she makes me laugh!
    If you had to choose: pizza, tacos, or burgers? Pizza
    What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you? Too many to list
    What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you? I met my better half Sarah
    Tell us something that not everyone may know about you. I am deathly afraid of snakes
    Why did you get into/start this business? I love cars!
    What has been your biggest struggle either in work or life? Not being able to find the time to do everything that I want to
    If you could start all over again would you do things the same or would things be different? The same
    What do you always find yourself saying? GO LEAFS GO!!!
    What has been your proudest accomplishment? Being in a relationship with the lady of my dreams

  • Marcus Pinto

    Marcus Pinto

    General Sales Manager

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    Marcus Pinto

    Marcus Pinto

    General Sales Manager

    Born and raised in Toronto, Marcus moved to New York city for a couple years before he landed in Kelowna, BC. Marcus started with a sister company of the group of dealerships in Kelowna before moving again to Maple Ridge to join the Maple Ridge family. Before his career in sales, Marcus started in the industry building engines from the ground up.
    When not in the dealership, you can find Marcus going on local hikes, watching NHL games, and playing sports.

Sales

  • Brent Miscisco

    Brent Miscisco

    Sales Consultant

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    Brent Miscisco

    Brent Miscisco

    Sales Consultant

    Born and raised in the Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge area, Brent spent nearly 20 years in the hospitality industry before discovering the car industry in 2008.
    Brent was recognized as the Top Hyundai Salesperson for British Columbia for 2016 and 2017. When not working, Brent enjoys dining with his wife of 20 Years, Nicole and spending time with his adult children.

  • Oliver Evans

    Oliver Evans

    Sales Consultant

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    Oliver Evans

    Oliver Evans

    Sales Consultant

    How long have you lived in BC? Two weeks!
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My fiance because we always have a laugh together.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? I love to travel.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Hyundai is an exciting and developing brand
    What is one thing on your bucket list? Sail around the Caribbean.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I once drove from the UK to West Africa

  • Lyle Kleckner

    Lyle Kleckner

    Sales Consultant

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    Lyle Kleckner

    Lyle Kleckner

    Sales Consultant

    How long have you lived in BC? 30 years
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My grandchildren, I enjoy watching them grow up.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Sports, I am a hardcore fan.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? My friends who work for the company recommended it.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? To travel to Europe and return to St Kitts
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I am (as considered by friends) a great chef.

  • Wares Maleki

    Wares Maleki

    Sales Consultant

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    Wares Maleki

    Wares Maleki

    Sales Consultant

    How long have you lived in BC? 22 years
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My uncle Mo because we are basically the same person just 20 years apart. We enjoy doing the same things.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Culinary adventures with friends and family.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? The fact it is family owned and operated.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? To go to Brazil.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? Although I am big and look intimidating, I am shy at times and can be quite the introvert.

  • CJ Duran

    CJ Duran

    Sales Consultant

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    CJ Duran

    CJ Duran

    Sales Consultant

    How long have you lived in BC? 25 years
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My dog, it’s never a dull moment with him.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Travelling and experiencing other cultures.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? I’ve heard nothing but great things about Kot Auto Group.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? Step foot on every continent.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I prefer cold showers.

  • Brad Kostachuk

    Brad Kostachuk

    Sales Consultant

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    Brad Kostachuk

    Brad Kostachuk

    Sales Consultant

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  • Brenda Nelson

    Brenda Nelson

    Inventory Coordinator

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    Brenda Nelson

    Brenda Nelson

    Inventory Coordinator

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    March 2021!

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Travel to Iceland and see the northern lights

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?

    My boyfriend, we are always going on fun adventures

    Where is your hometown?

    Whonnock! Maple Ridge

    What are you most proud of?

    Finishing my professional photography diploma

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    I knew some of the awesome staff here

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I own and love ducks 🙂

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    I love outdoor sports, my favorite is dirt biking

     

Finance

  • Domingos Usseni

    Domingos Usseni

    Business Manager

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    Domingos Usseni

    Domingos Usseni

    Business Manager

    How long have you lived in BC? 29 Years
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My wife as she always supportive no matter the circumstances.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Play / watch Soccer & Basketball.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Family atmospherewhere everyone makes you feel at home.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? Vaction in Brazil.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? God loving and firm believer of the higher powers.

  • Adam  Buckley

    Adam Buckley

    Business Manager

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    Adam  Buckley

    Adam Buckley

    Business Manager

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    November 2016-2018, came back April 2021.

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Purchase a house.

    Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?

    My son Carsen. He is my world!

    Where is your hometown?

    Borrow-In-Furness, England.

    What are you most proud of?

    Being a dad to Carsen.

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    Worked here before and missed the culture/energy!

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Play golf and have big BBQs in the summer.

     

  • Karen Souza

    Karen Souza

    Director of Finance

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    Karen Souza

    Karen Souza

    Director of Finance

    Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Karen moved to Kelowna almost 5 years ago with her husband Perry. The couple recently moved to Maple Ridge to become part of the management at Maple Ridge Hyundai. Karen has now been working as the Financial Services Manager here since 2014, which is a perfect fit with her 10 years experience in the automotive finance office. She is happy to rejoin John after working with him for several years in Edmonton. Her leadership skills and work experience have helped get the Maple Ridge Hyundai dealership up and on it’s way to plenty of success. When Karen isn’t spending time at the Hyundai dealership, she is at home with her husband Perry, and their 2 and a half-year-old daughter, Sophia.

  • Chelsey Terpsma

    Chelsey Terpsma

    Financial Services Manager

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    Chelsey Terpsma

    Chelsey Terpsma

    Financial Services Manager

    How long have you lived in BC? 30 years.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My mom, we do fun outdoor activities together like hiking and rollerblading,
    What is your favorite activity or interest? The gym and hiking with my dog.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? I heard good things about Perry and the group and I felt very welcomed.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? I want to own a house with acreage and have farm animals.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I like to knit in my spare time and refinish furniture.

Service and Parts

  • Lonnie Smythe

    Lonnie Smythe

    Service Manager

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    Lonnie Smythe

    Lonnie Smythe

    Service Manager

    How long have you lived in BC? My whole life.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My kidlets. They are so full of character and are amazing human beings.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Fishing and being out on the water.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? It was recommended to me by friends.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? To finally learn to rock out on my drums.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I can’t think of anything, I am a open book!

  • Ryan McBride

    Ryan McBride

    Internal / Parts Advisor

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    Ryan McBride

    Ryan McBride

    Internal / Parts Advisor

    How long have you lived in BC? 18 years
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My bestfriend because we get along so well.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? I got the opportunity from an existing employee.

  • Joel Neufeld

    Joel Neufeld

    Shop Foreman

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    Joel Neufeld

    Joel Neufeld

    Shop Foreman

    Originally from the Thompson/Nicola Valley, Joel moved to the Lower Mainland area 4 years ago. He has been a technician for various dealerships for over 10 years. Joel joined the Service team at Maple Ridge Hyundai in early 2017.
    When Joel isn’t working on vehicles in the shop, he’s out enjoying the outdoors around BC.

  • Jesse Kuhn

    Jesse Kuhn

    Service Technician

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    Jesse Kuhn

    Jesse Kuhn

    Service Technician

    Born on Vancouver Island, Jesse grew up in Nanaimo before moving to Maple Ridge. Jesse started his apprenticeship training in 2010 at BCIT, and work at a local repair shop for 4 years gaining experience, before joining the Maple Ridge Hyundai team. When Jesse isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time iwth his family, and being active.

  • Eugene Park

    Eugene Park

    Service Technician

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    Eugene Park

    Eugene Park

    Service Technician

    How long have you lived in BC? 12 years
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My wife and family.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Hiking and backpacking.

  • Vincent L'Herbier

    Vincent L'Herbier

    Service Technician

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    Vincent L'Herbier

    Vincent L'Herbier

    Service Technician

    How long have you lived in BC? My whole life.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My wife. She is a great support and always has a positive attitude.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Motor Sports.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? The team environment.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? To go to the 24 hours of LeMons
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I sim race online. Esports on Iracing.

  • Carmon Beament

    Carmon Beament

    Service Technician

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    Carmon Beament

    Service Technician

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  • Sunil Taneja

    Sunil Taneja

    Detail Manager

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    Sunil Taneja

    Detail Manager

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  • Brayden Turner

    Brayden Turner

    Detailer

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    Brayden Turner

    Brayden Turner

    Detailer

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  • Lannon Beament

    Lannon Beament

    Detailer

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    Lannon Beament

    Lannon Beament

    Detailer

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    March 2021!

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    The top item on my bucket list is to self actualize.

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?

    My brother Carmon. We enjoy each other’s company and share many interests.

    Where is your hometown?

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    What are you most proud of?

    The fact that I was able to remove toxic people from my life and surround myself with good quality people!

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    I was recommended this job and hope to make a career out of it.

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I replay conversations in my head and analyze what was said until I annoy myself!

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Socialize with family and friends.

  • Tanya Sauve

    Tanya Sauve

    Parts and Shuttle Driver

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    Tanya Sauve

    Tanya Sauve

    Parts and Shuttle Driver

    How long have you lived in BC? My entire life.

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My daughter because she makes me laugh!

    What is your favorite activity or interest? Hanging with my two cats.

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? A good opportunity for me to do what I love – drive + meet new people!

    What is one thing on your bucket list? Travel to Europe.

    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I play a mean game of tennis!

  • Stewart Purvey

    Stewart Purvey

    Parts Driver

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    Stewart Purvey

    Stewart Purvey

    Parts Driver

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Office

  • Kevin Matthew

    Kevin Matthew

    Senior Group Controller

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    Kevin Matthew

    Kevin Matthew

    Senior Group Controller

    Born and raised in the lower mainland, Kevin moved to Maple Ridge in 1994 with his wife Jill. By the end of 2000, their family had grown to include 3 beautiful children: Morgan, Sean, and Erin. Kevin joined Maple Ridge Hyundai in 2009 in the Accounting department. Anything to do with computers, processes and systems, Kevin is the guy to see. If he can make it into a spreadsheet, he will. When not working, Kevin might be enjoying a hike on Golden Ears mountain, but is more likely at Starbucks or having Sushi.

  • Lisa Boida

    Lisa Boida

    Accounting Clerk

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    Lisa Boida

    Lisa Boida

    Accounting Clerk

    Lisa was born and raised in the lower mainland. She has been working in the automotive industry for over 10 years. When she is not working she loves to spend as much time as she can with her husband and two children. She’s never met a beach she doesn’t like.

  • Tiffany Dawes

    Tiffany Dawes

    Receptionist

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    Tiffany Dawes

    Tiffany Dawes

    Receptionist

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    February 2021!

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Road trip across Canada

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?

    My favourite person to spend time with is my son because he is full of energy, always telling me how much he loves me and gives me little kisses. He is just the sweetest little human being.

    Where is your hometown?

    My hometown can be found on the beautiful island of Jamaica in Kingston

    What are you most proud of?

    I interviewed a COVID-19 patient at the beginning of the outbreak and wrote an article which was published in the local paper.

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    When I saw the job vacancy online, I immediately went to the company’s Instagram, LinkedIn, and website. After going through photos, reading reviews, and reading how much of a good place it is to work, I decided that I want/ would love to experience it for myself. After my initial interview, I knew for sure that this is the place I want to be after I was told that the company offers room for professional growth.

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I have an alter ego 🙂

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Photography + Hiking!

Kot Executives

  • Perry Papadogonas

    Perry Papadogonas

    Director of Technology

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    Perry Papadogonas

    Perry Papadogonas

    Director of Technology

    Where are you from and how long have you lived in BC? From Edmonton 8 years in BC

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My family

    If you had to choose: pizza, tacos, or burgers? Pizza

    What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you? Too many to list

    What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you? Birth of my daughter

    Tell us something that not everyone may know about you. That defeats the purpose

    Why did you get into/start this business? Friend introduced me

    If you could start all over again would you do things the same or would things be different? different

    What do you always find yourself saying? unbelievable

    What has been your proudest accomplishment? My daughter

  • Scott Jackson

    Scott Jackson

    Director of Hyundai Service Operations

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    Scott Jackson

    Scott Jackson

    Director of Hyundai Service Operations

    Born and raised in Calgary, Scott moved to the Okaganan in 2000 and joined the Kelowna Hyundai team in 2014. In 2015, Scott was promoted to the position of Service Manager and moved to Maple Ridge to work for Maple Ridge Hyundai. Scott has over 35 years of experience in the automotive repair industry and is a licensed Automotive Technician. Scott has now made his way back to the Okanagan in early 2017 back at Kelowna Hyundai in the Service Department.
    When not at work, Scott enjoys watching and playing golfing, football, and hockey.

  • Whylie Friesen

    Whylie Friesen

    Director of Parts Operations

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    Whylie Friesen

    Whylie Friesen

    Director of Parts Operations

    Whylie grew up in the Edmonton area before moving to Warman, Saskatchewan at the age of 13. After graduating, he moved back to Edmonton, spending over 20 years in Alberta before moving to Kelowna in July of 2015. 25 years ago Whylie began his career in the automotive industry at a parts counter, moving on to different roles in both parts and service. He has spent the last 15 years in various dealership management positions. In 2014, Whylie was awarded with the Hyundai Canada President’s Inner Circle Award under the Parts Manager of the Year program.
    Outside of work, Whylie enjoys challenging puzzles and is a voracious reader.

  • Megan  Hawkins

    Megan Hawkins

    HR Advisor

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    Megan  Hawkins

    Megan Hawkins

    HR Advisor

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    February 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Skydiving (Cliché I know…) Up until this year, bungee jumping was at the top of my list, but I was able to check that one off in Whistler last summer!

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?

    My favorite people to spend time with are my boyfriend Andrew & my sister (currently mostly over Facetime as she’s living in Scotland)! I love the time I get to spend with them because they are both absolutely hilarious and so much fun.

    Where is your hometown?

    Calgary, AB

    What are you most proud of?

    I’m proud to have lived on both Canadian coasts (BC + Nova Scotia). Professionally, I’m proud to have recently passed my National Knowledge Exam and am now a CPHR Candidate!

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    I’m excited to work in a role that I love (HR) with a company that has a great culture. Having spent 4 years living in a small town in Nova Scotia, I’m happy to be a part of a tight knit community again here at KOT.

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I can ride a unicycle and juggle 🙂

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    In the winter – skiing! In the summer – spending time at the beach and biking.

  • Jill Carleton

    Jill Carleton

    HR Administrator

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    Jill Carleton

    HR Administrator

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  • Sandra Newton

    Sandra Newton

    Director of Accounting

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    Sandra Newton

    Sandra Newton

    Director of Accounting

    How long have you lived in BC? My whole life.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?My Daughter. She is so much fun and so silly. She makes me laugh everyday.
    What is your favorite activity or interest?Hiking. I love to explore new places & challenge myself.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? I’ve worked here before, when i first graduated university, and I loved it. The team is great.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? I would like to travel through Europe with my Daughter.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? Aside from being Canadian, I am also Montenegrin.

  • Sarah Craig

    Sarah Craig

    Group Payroll Coordinator

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    Sarah Craig

    Sarah Craig

    Group Payroll Coordinator

    How long have you lived in BC? 8 years
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Art
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Looks like its a fun place to work and it’s close to home.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I love food!

Marketing

  • Claudius Hall

    Claudius Hall

    Marketing Manager

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    Claudius Hall

    Marketing Manager

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  • Leigha Luschnat

    Leigha Luschnat

    Marketing Coordinator

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    Leigha Luschnat

    Marketing Coordinator

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  • Natalie Wolanski

    Natalie Wolanski

    Marketing Coordinator

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    Natalie Wolanski

    Marketing Coordinator

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