The Fun Store Staff

Dan  Loewen |
Dan Loewen |
General Manager

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.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 m...Read More Read Less

Lee  Casperson
Lee Casperson
Chief Financial Officer

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.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 ...Read More Read Less

Jim  Porcaro
Jim Porcaro
Facility Manager

Jimmy has been in the Auto Industry now for 39 years, 23 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!Jimmy has been in the Auto Industry now for 39 years, 23 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 peopl...Read More Read Less

Wendy  Hellevang
Wendy Hellevang
Receptionist

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.

Rikki  Romanovitch
Rikki Romanovitch
Controller

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.

Linsey  Dunbar
Linsey Dunbar
Accounting Administrator

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

Cindy  Roussy
Cindy Roussy
Business Development Coordinator

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.

Tim  Proctor
Tim Proctor
Sales Manager

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. 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...Read More Read Less

Josh  Decoffe
Josh Decoffe
Sales Manager

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

Kam  Randhawa
Kam Randhawa
Sales Consultant

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!

Leif  Peek
Leif Peek
Sales Consultant

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.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...Read More Read Less

Landon  MacKay
Landon MacKay
Sales Consultant

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!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 ab...Read More Read Less

Pete  Byers
Pete Byers
Sales Consultant

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.

Nicole  Zbitnoff
Nicole Zbitnoff
Sales Consultant

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.

Jason  Attwood
Jason Attwood
Finance Manager

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.

Dana  Gerow
Dana Gerow
Finance Manager
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Dana is a rascally little character from the flatlands.

Kal  Kang
Kal Kang
Fixed Operations Manager

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.

Rob  Kersley
Rob Kersley
Parts Advisor

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.

Ryan  Bentson
Ryan Bentson
Parts Advisor

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.

Josh  Van Gameren
Josh Van Gameren
Parts Advisor

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.

Troy  Douma
Troy Douma
Parts

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.

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

Ron  Russell
Ron Russell
Service Manager

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!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...Read More Read Less

Daniel  Kenny
Daniel Kenny
Service Advisor

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.

Matt  Siegler
Matt Siegler
Service Advisor

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.

Krissy  Robitaille
Krissy Robitaille
Service Coordinator

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.

Jeff  Hutton
Jeff Hutton
Service Technician

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.

Tyler  Wright
Tyler Wright
Service Technician

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.

Mike  Dobernigg
Mike Dobernigg
Service Technician

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.

Wayne  Shultz
Wayne Shultz
Service Technician

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.

James  Wellman
James Wellman
Service Technician

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.

Don  Sidoni
Don Sidoni
Shuttle Driver

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.

Carter  Gillespie
Carter Gillespie
Lube Technician

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

Brock  Aeichele
Brock Aeichele
Lot Attendant

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.