Our Staff


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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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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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Aaron Lystang
Controller
1 (866) 993-0542

Aaron grew up in Edmonton, then moved to Kamloops and has been living there for the past 10 years. Prior to having a career in the automotive industry, he has worked at KPMG for 5 years. What's more, Aaron is a Chartered Professional Accountant and he loves all outdoor activities!

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Lee Casperson
Chief Financial Officer
1 (866) 993-0542

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Lee 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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Rikki Romanovitch
Office Administrator
1 (866) 993-0542

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
Sales Administrator
1 (866) 993-0542

Kate has been working as a CPA abroad before moving to Vernon, BC. She just started her career in the automotive industry later this year 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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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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Nicole Moore
Receptionist
1 (866) 993-0542

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Nicole 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

Scott Nicholas
Sales Manager
1 (866) 993-0542

Scott has been in Vernon since the age of 9. He has 2 grown boys and 2 dogs. Scott has spent many years helping out with Vernon Minor Football. He enjoys golfing, boating and travel. When he's not at work helping people into the vehicle of their dreams, he can be found pairing great Okanagan wine with incredible home made food!

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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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Kent Hough
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

Kent has been in Automotive Sales for the better part of 30 years now, enjoying the day to day interactions and friendships he makes along the way!

Married 44 years ago, Kent enjoys traveling the world with his wife on their Harley Davidson motorcycles and spending time with his two sons and five grandchildren. 

After all these years in the Automotive Industry, he still loves doing what he does!

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Kam Randhawa
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

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
1 (866) 993-0542

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 is fluent in German. He enjoys getting out of town and exploring all the Okanagan has to offer with his girlfriend, 2 girls and his little French Bulldog Madison. Leif is 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 for almost 3 years now, 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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Curt Jensen
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

Curt has been in the Auto Industry for 14 years and couldn't imagine doing anything else. He has a passion for helping people in the community, whether its helping you find your perfect vehicle or doing his part with charity work, etc. Curt is always eager to see someone smile! 

His free time is usually soaked up by coaching his sons hockey team, watching his daughters curling team or spending time outdoors with his wife and kids. He also has a passion for anything including woodworking or time in the kitchen! You may have heard of CulinaryCurt!

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Imaan Randhawa
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Imaan 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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Mike Grant
Sales Consultant
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.

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Sean McGinnis
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

Sean has sold Oil and Gas services for 16 years in Calgary. He recently moved to Vernon to enjoy everything the Okanagan Valley has to offer. As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Sean 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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Joshua Decoffe
Sales Consultant
1 (866) 993-0542

Josh started his career in the automotive world earlier this year. He was brought in mid-April and has been a huge part of our success. He is now part of our team and will be for many years to come. Josh is the youngest guy at the dealership at the age of 20, but you wouldn't think so when you meet him. He is a charming, handsome, respectful young man. Josh has played many years of Junior and has been part of some famous movies. He's a hard-worker, smooth-talker, always has a smile on his face and always makes other people laugh. We're happy to call him family of Vernon Dodge!

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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

Richard Dahlen
Parts Manager
1 (888) 410-5991

Richard Dahlen has been in the Automotive industry for over 20 years in parts management. Growing up in the North Okanagan Valley Richard has learned to love the outdoor adventures the Okanagan has to offer. His hobbies include Fishing, Quading, and Golf. Richard takes pride in his career and enjoys working with the great team we have here at Vernon Dodge.

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Rob Kersley
Parts Advisor
1 (888) 410-5991

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
1 (888) 410-5991

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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Ian Swannack
Warehouse Manager
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As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Ian 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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Darcy Desrosiers
Parts Advisor
1 (888) 410-5991

Darcy has been working in the Parts Department for 15 years. On his free time, he enjoys snowmobiling, racing motorcross, drag racing and offroading.

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Service

Ron Russel
Service Manager
1 (888) 410-5991

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Ron Russel 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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Jim Porcaro
Facility Manager
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Jimmy has been in the Auto Industry now for 34 years, 19 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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Darcy Carlson
Service Advisor
1 (888) 410-5991

Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Darcy started his career in the automotive industry in June 1996 at Badanai Motors in Thunder Bay as a service advisor and re-located to Vernon, BC in April 2003. 

Darcy's hobbies include; Golf, Skiing, Percussion Drumming, Music, Food, Curling and reading Non-Fiction.

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Darren Farion
Service Advisor
250-503-3310

Darren has been a part of the Vernon Dodge team for five years now, in his spare time he enjoys playing baseball, curling, boating, and in the colder months skiing. You can find Darren in our service department ready to answer any questions you may have.

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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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Les Danby
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Les is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture. When Les isn't working he enjoys curling, walking his dogs, as well as taking trips back to Ontario for dirt modified races.

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Tyler Prosak
Service Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

Tyler has been with Chrysler for thirty two years!

In Tyler's free time he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, solving problems, cooking, gardening, sports, and everything that the Okanagan has to offer, Tyler also participates in the Master Tech Challenge every year!

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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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Blaine Dyson
Tire & Alignment Technician
1 (888) 410-5991

Blaine is a born and raised Vernon guy! Hes been in the auto industry for about 5 years now. His goal in the industry is to be able to give our customers the best experience possible!

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Jonathan Frank
Lot Attendant
1 (888) 410-5991

Jonathan has been with Vernon Dodge for two years now. When asked what his favorite part of the job is he replied with "The people I work with, they are great and make me smile and laugh almost all day!" He also really enjoys getting to drive a variety of vehicles around the lot while organizing them. When Jonathan is not at work he likes to spend his free time with friends and family as well as his bird. Jonathan 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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Albert Miller
Lot Attendant
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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Shaylynn Taylor
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Shaylynn 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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Matthew Kinzel
1 (888) 410-5991

Matthew has always been passionate about cars. He is hardworking and always gives his best to solve our customer's problems.  In the summertime, he loves doing water sports! He also likes playing video games and hanging out with his friends to keep himself busy.

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Kyle Gordon
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Kyle 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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Loren Bernardin
1 (888) 410-5991

Loren was raised in Salmon Arm area and after making the move to Alberta, she started her automotive career in a busy service department. She has since focused on learning as much as possible to deliver the utmost in customer service. Loren made the move back to beautiful B.C. and couldn't be happier to be home in the mountains and working for Vernon Dodge. Loren loves to drive and adventure anywhere the road leads with her husband, daughter and camera!

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Jamie Briggs
1 (888) 410-5991

As a member of Vernon Dodge Jeep, Jamie 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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