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Administration

Dan Loewen
General Manager
1 (866) 993-0542

Dan got his start in the automotive world in the early 1990's after a tenure in the banking world, working for Bank of America in his early 20's. In 1998 he joined Vernon Dodge in the Finance Department and has worked his way up through the management roles, taking the position of General Manager originally in 2004. Dan was born in Salmon Arm and moved to Vernon in 1991 where he now resides with his wonderful family. Dan enjoys playing and watching hockey, getting out on the lake and everything the Okanagan has to offer.

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Lee Casperson
Chief Financial Officer
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Born and raised in Vernon, Lee moved to Victoria to continue schooling in the food and beverage industry then moving onto accounting. He received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995 shortly after he moved back and raised his son and daughter in Vernon. Lee started with the Johnston Auto Group in 2002 and became the Chief Financial Officer in 2005.

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Jim Porcaro
Facility Manager
1 (888) 410-5991

Jimmy has been in the Auto Industry now for 36 years, 20 or which he has spent here at Vernon Dodge!  When Jimmy first started here he was head of detail and accessories, 15 years later he was promoted to facility manager. Jimmy is an integral part of how this Dealership works. He is always hard working and willing to do what it takes to keep people smiling!

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Steve Hachey
Systems Coordinator
1 (866) 993-0542

Steve has been with the Johnston Automotive Group for 25 years, he is an integral part of how this dealership works! Steve takes care of all the computers and networks for 5 Dealerships within the Okanagan Valley.

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Wendy Hellevang
Receptionist
1 (866) 993-0542

Wendy Hellevang has thirty two years as an automotive receptionist with twenty eight of those years being here at Vernon Dodge. When Wendy is not working she enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, camping, playing board games, and enjoying what the Okanagan has to offer.

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Rikki Romanovitch
Controller
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As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Rikki is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Kate Manansala
Marketing Director
1 (866) 993-0542

Kate has been working as a CPA abroad before moving to Vernon, BC. She started her career in the automotive industry in 2018 and has loved it ever since. Whenever Kate isn't working, she enjoys spending her free time reading, binge-watching, listening to music and enjoying what the Okanagan has to offer.

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Kate is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Cindy Roussy
Business Development Coordinator
1 (866) 993-0542

Cindy has been working in the automotive industry as a BDC person for 17 years. She loves family, animal rescue, gourmet cooking, race cars and the great outdoors. As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Cindy is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Sales

Mike Grant
General Sales Manager
1 (866) 993-0542

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Mike is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.


And he loves pooches!

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Tim Proctor
Sales Manager
1 (866) 993-0542

Tim is originally from Winnipeg and moved his family to Vernon in 2007. Tim has a huge passion for Golf and became a Class A member of the CPGA. However on a dare he tried out a job in automotive sales and was hooked! "Being able to help people find the perfect vehicle them or their family is the most rewarding part of the business."

His hobbies include, hockey, camping, fishing, boating, skiing, paddle boarding and hiking. Getting out and enjoying everything the Okanagan has to offer.

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Reza Shirmast
Senior Sales Manager
1 (866) 993-0542

Reza has just recently moved to the Okanagan to join us in his new role. He has been in the industry just over 10 years and brings forth a positive energy, and extensive customer service experience. Reza enjoys visiting new places in the world, and spending time with his family.

"It's my pleasure to be part of Vernon Dodge, please come visit and say hi!"

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Kam Randhawa
Sales Consultant
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Originally moving to Vernon in 1975, Kam has been helping people buy vehicles for over 30 years! He takes pride in helping his customers find exactly what it is they need!

Kam enjoys spending time with his family and friends and giving you a great buying experience! 

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Leif Peek
Sales Consultant
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Originally from Germany, Leif (pronounced LIFE) moved with his family to Vernon in 1995. After college and a few odd jobs, he decided to pursue a career in automotive sales. First, with General Motors for 8 years and then moved here to Vernon Dodge. Leif and his beautiful girlfriend, Jess enjoy getting out of town and exploring all the Okanagan has to offer with their frenchie, Madison and golden retriever, McKinley! Leif is fluent in German. He is also passionate about helping out in the community and spent 3 years as a volunteer fire fighter for the Okanagan Landing Fire Department. Leif looks forward to assisting his previous customers and also helping new clients find a new or used vehicle perfectly suited to their lifestyle.

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Landon MacKay
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

Landon (A.K.A. Lando, Landozer, Calrissian) has been with the Johnston Automotive Group since 2014, and he absolutely loves it! The career choice for Landon was unexpected, however it has allowed him to stay in his hometown to marry his wonderful wife and provide for his family! Being able to help people improve their lives is what Landon is all about! He takes pride in his job and says he gets to work with the 'Best team in the Okanagan'. Lando invites you down to come see what the 'Friendliest Dealership in the Okanagan' has to offer!

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Pete Byers
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Pete is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Troy Manuck
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Troy is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Finance

Jason Attwood
Business Manager
1 (866) 993-0542

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Jason Attwood is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Dana Gerow
Finance Manager
1 (866) 993-0542

Dana is a rascally little character from the flatlands. 

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Parts

Kal Kang
Parts Manager
1 (888) 410-5991

Kal has been working in the automotive industry for 20 years now with 15 years of Chrysler experience. He's passionate about motorcycles and traveling. Whenever Kal isn't working, he loves spending time with his wonderful family.

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Rob Kersley
Parts Advisor
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Rob started working with the company after graduating from VSS in 1972. Rob is a very knowledgeable asset to our parts department! In Rob's spare time he enjoys curling and golf and has a large passion for philately.

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Ryan Bentson
Parts Advisor
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Raised here in Vernon, Ryan has been in the Automotive Industry for 27 years, spending the past 12 years here at Vernon Dodge in our parts department. Ryan had a double lung transplant in 2011 and is living life to its fullest potential. Ryan is a big sports fan, with a love to watch the Vancouver Canucks and the Seattle Seahawks.

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Josh Van Gameren
Parts Advisor
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Born and raised in Vernon, Joshua has been in the automotive industry since he graduated high school. He loves to assist customers in finding what they need. Joshua also loves sports and outdoor activities.

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Troy Douma
Parts
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Troy is a car enthusiast and he loves stir fry! As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Troy is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Service

Ron Russell
Service Manager
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Born and raised in Winnipeg, Ron Russell is a huge part of how our dealership works. Ron has been a part of our team here at Vernon Dodge for over 25 years and has been in the industry for 39 years spending 11 years working for Eastside Dodge in Calgary, Alberta. 

When Ron isn't working, he enjoys curling and playing in Bonspiels. He also enjoys spending time with his wife doing renovations to thier house and being with their 2 dogs!

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Stacy Restiaux
Shop Controller
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As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Stacy is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Daniel Kenny
Service Advisor
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Daniel grew up and went to school in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He just recently moved to the sunny Okanagan and he is enjoying it! His favorite activities are hiking, boating and water sports.

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Matt Siegler
Service Advisor
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Matt is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Krissy Robitaille
Service Coordinator
(250) 503-3310

Krissy has lived in the Okanagan for over 15 years and enjoys mostly everything outdoors including paddle-boarding, snow shoeing, going to the drive-in movie theater and camping.

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Jeff Hutton
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Jeff is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Tyler Wright
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Tyler is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Ryan Egely
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

Ryan has been a mechanic at Vernon Dodge since 1994!

When Ryan isn't working he spends his spare time fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Ryan also really enjoys spending time in his veggie garden as well as tinkering around on old vehicles.

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Mike Dobernigg
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Mike is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Wayne Shultz
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

Born and raised in Vernon, Wayne is a certified transmission re-builder and has been in the automotive industry for 19 years! When Wayne isn't at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and step-daughter, as well as playing softball, curling, and skiing.

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James Wellman
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

James has been in the automotive industry for ten years!

Originally from Alberta James made the move to Vernon BC to take advantage of what the sunny Okanagan has to offer. When James is not working he enjoys spending his time with his six year old son, snowboarding, fishing, and mountain biking.

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Don Sidoni
Shuttle Driver
1 (888) 410-5991

Chances are if your vehicle is in service, Don will be the guy that gives you a ride and takes you to where you need to be. Don has been married for 42 years with two kids, and six grandchildren. When he is not working Don loves to go fishing, as well as spending time with his family and friends.

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Carter Gillespie
Lube Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

Carter lives in Armstrong with his two lovely cats. On his free time, he loves listening to music and skateboarding.

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Brock Aeichele
Lot Attendant
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As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Brock is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Nik Whiston
Service Technician

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Nik is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Madison Caron
Lot Attendant

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Madison is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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Brook-lynn Cousens
Lot Attendant

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Brook-lynn is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

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