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!

  • Sam Ghessesow

    Sam Ghessesow

    General Manager/Partner

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    Sam Ghessesow

    Sam Ghessesow

    General Manager/Partner

    Where are you from and how long have you lived in BC?
    From Edmonton. 4 years in BC.

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?
    My family. They have an amazing way of making all of life’s stress and pressure disappear.

    If you had to choose: pizza, tacos, or burgers?
    All 3. I can’t get enough.

    What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
    When I was 14 my best friend pulled my pants down on the city bus. The bus was making a turn and I fell down pants around my ankles. Not fun!

    Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
    I am deadly at Jeopardy.

    Why did you get into/start this business?
    To pay off my student loan.

    What has been your biggest struggle either in work or life?
    Exercising consistently.

    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?
    100%

    What has been your proudest accomplishment?
    Moving to Kelowna from Alberta

  • Connor McGowan

    Connor McGowan

    General Sales Manager

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    Connor McGowan

    Connor McGowan

    General Sales Manager

    Connor started with the company back in 2016 where he was on the sales floor, moving into Internet sales, and sales manager before coming General Sales Manager in March of 2020.
    In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and on the golf course!

  • Chad Horton

    Chad Horton

    New Car Sales Manager

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    Chad Horton

    Chad Horton

    New Car Sales Manager

    How long have you lived in BC?
    27 Years

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?
    My wife because she loves to laugh.

    What is your favorite activity or interest?
    Playing guitar while camping

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group?
    They Chose Me! I like the Family run aspect.

    What is one thing on your bucket list?
    Europe!

    What is something that not everyone knows about you?
    I can run really fast.

Finance

  • Tim Varga

    Tim Varga

    Financial Services Manager

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    Tim Varga

    Tim Varga

    Financial Services Manager

    How long have you lived in BC?
    50 plus years

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?
    My wife – married 35 years, (best friend).

    What is your favorite activity or interest?
    Hockey

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group?
    Strong Sales

    What is one thing on your bucket list?
    Helicopter rides over B.C.

    What is something that not everyone knows about you?
    I have a book published.

  • Justin Desjardins

    Justin Desjardins

    Financial Services Manager

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    Justin Desjardins

    Justin Desjardins

    Financial Services Manager

    How long have you lived in BC? Majority of my life.

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My kids. They are the reason I wake up and go to work everyday.

    What is your favorite activity or interest? Photography.

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Great reputation in the industry.

    What is one thing on your bucket list? A trip to Italy.

    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I make and sell vintage shaving products that were featured in GQ Magazine.

  • Brent Hartle

    Brent Hartle

    Financial Services Manager

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    Brent Hartle

    Financial Services Manager

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Sales

  • Mike Ister

    Mike Ister

    Corporate Sales Coordinator

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    Mike Ister

    Mike Ister

    Corporate Sales Coordinator

    How long have you lived in BC?
    Two weeks!

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?
    My wife Michelle and my two kids Allie and Leo.

    What is your favorite activity or interest?
    MMA and Boxing.

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group?
    I chose Kot Auto Group because of the owners attitude and philosophy.

    What is one thing on your bucket list?
    Acquire a Jiu Jitsu black belt.

    What is something that not everyone knows about you?
    I was born in Siberia in minus 50 degree weather and then grew up in Israel in plus 50 degree weather.

  • Sean Tackaberry

    Sean Tackaberry

    Sales Consultant

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    Sean Tackaberry

    Sean Tackaberry

    Sales Consultant

    How long have you lived in BC?
    11 years

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

    What is your favorite activity or interest?
    Snowboarding, exercise, the outdoors in general.

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group?
    The opportunity for growth and expansion.

    What is one thing on your bucket list?
    Finish my PFF certification (skydiving) and travel to Europe.

    What is something that not everyone knows about you?
    I grew up overseas in Asia.

  • Michael  Wu

    Michael Wu

    Sales Consultant

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    Michael Wu

    Sales Consultant

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  • Narinh Bounchareun

    Narinh Bounchareun

    Genesis Experience Manager

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    Narinh Bounchareun

    Narinh Bounchareun

    Genesis Experience Manager

    How long have you lived in BC?
    Over 10 Years

    What is your favourite activity or interest?
    Golfing.

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group?
    To be a part of a winning team.

    What is something that not everyone knows about you?
    I am an open book, just ask anything specific and I will let you know.

  • Spencer Howard

    Spencer Howard

    Sales Consultant

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    Spencer Howard

    Sales Consultant

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  • Brett Harris

    Brett Harris

    Sales Consultant

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    Brett Harris

    Brett Harris

    Sales Consultant

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    April 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Learn how to be a successful sales associate through the processes and procedures put forth by Hyundai and become an asset to their team!

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

    My girlfriend because we have a lot in common and we live together. I really enjoy her sense of humour. We always laugh together and enjoy outdoor activities 🙂

    Where is your hometown?

    Halifax, NS

    What are you most proud of?

    Where my life is at in this present moment. I have grown a lot and continue to keep growing and improving myself.

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    I wanted an exciting career shift that had the potential for me to control my own destiny. I have also heard great things about Kelowna Hyundai!

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Be as active as possible, hikes with my girlfriend and my dog. Basically anything outside! Pre-covid I enjoyed playing hockey.

  • Santana Martens

    Santana Martens

    Sales Consultant

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    Santana Martens

    Sales Consultant

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  • Ray Wong

    Ray Wong

    Sales Consultant

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    Ray Wong

    Ray Wong

    Sales Consultant

    Born in China, and raised in Vancouver, Ray moved to Kelowna in 1969. Ray has been with the Kelowna Hyundai team for 6 years, and has over 28 years of experience in the automotive industry. With over 17 of those years in the RV business. Ray is excited to be able to use his experience to provide quality service at Kelowna Hyundai.
    When he isn’t at work, Ray enjoys hanging out with his wife, and visiting his daughters, and 2 granddaughters. He also loves camping, fishing and golfing.

  • Steve Urintsov

    Steve Urintsov

    Sales Consultant

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    Steve Urintsov

    Sales Consultant

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  • Peter Warshawski

    Peter Warshawski

    Sales Consultant

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    Peter Warshawski

    Peter Warshawski

    Sales Consultant

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  • Lance Cooper

    Lance Cooper

    Sales Consultant

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    Lance Cooper

    Sales Consultant

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  • Scott Devenney

    Scott Devenney

    Inventory Coordinator

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    Scott Devenney

    Scott Devenney

    Inventory Coordinator

    Born and raised in Kelowna, Scott brings over 5 years of automobile experience, including 3 years at Mitsubishi as a Service Writer and Parts Advisor. He has now been with the Kelowna Hyundai family since 2013 as Inventory Manager. Scott prides himself on keeping the lot looking fantastic for our customers and sales staff, and making sure that all vehicles on the website are perfect. When Scott gets off work, he dives straight into an active lifestyle. He loves all sports, especially basketball, baseball, and hockey. He enjoys being outside, and loves to go camping and ride his quad or sports bike. When he isn’t doing any of this, Scott can be found spending time with his wife and his parents and 5 older siblings.

  • Jayten Parmar

    Jayten Parmar

    PT Lot Attendant

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    Jayten Parmar

    PT Lot Attendant

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Service and Parts

  • Taranjot Jainpuri

    Taranjot Jainpuri

    Lot Attendant

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    Taranjot Jainpuri

    Taranjot Jainpuri

    Lot Attendant

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    April 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    I would like to travel as much as I can with my friends. We want to do a Canada Road Trip and after that, see the world.

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

    My favourite person to spend time with is my mom. I have learned so much from her, and she is my idol. We never have a dull moment when we are with each other.

    Where is your hometown?

    Fort St. John, BC

    What are you most proud of?

    I am most proud of my customer service. I try to go above and beyond and give the best service I can.

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    The reason I wanted to work at the Kot Auto Group was because of my passion for cars. The environment was also welcoming!

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I am bilingual. I can fluently speak English and Punjabi. I can also speak a little bit of Hindi.

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Hiking. I like to see the trails and the great outdoors!

  • Conner Black

    Conner Black

    Service Advisor

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    Conner Black

    Conner Black

    Service Advisor

    How long have you lived in BC? I’ve lived in BC for 3 days!
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My girlfriend as we love doing the same activities.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Anything that is a sport.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Great family ran business who has great success.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? To visit all 7 wonders of the world. Two down, five to go!
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? Don’t keep to much hidden, pretty much an open book.

  • Kelsey MacLeod

    Kelsey MacLeod

    Service Advisor

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    Kelsey MacLeod

    Kelsey MacLeod

    Service Advisor

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    May 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Swimming with Great White Sharks

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

    My boyfriend and my dog. I always have so much fun and laugh so much with them

    Where is your hometown?

    Edmonton, AB

    What are you most proud of?

    Going back to school, and my work on emotional intelligence

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    I heard good things. I like that it is family owned, and I have a lot of previous experience and like what I do.

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Anything outdoors, hiking, biking, running, etc.

  • Donnie SanGregorio

    Donnie SanGregorio

    Service Advisor

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    Donnie SanGregorio

    Service Advisor

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  • Sarah Thorn

    Sarah Thorn

    Assistant Parts Manager

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    Sarah Thorn

    Sarah Thorn

    Assistant Parts Manager

    How long have you lived in BC?
    Since May 2018

    Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?
    My husband, and my parents, because we have adventures together and it’s never really a dull moment

    What is your favourite activity or interest?
    Volunteering with a cat shelter. I’ve been volunteering with animals for 8 years now and could not think of a more fulfilling life for myself

    What is one thing on your bucket list?
    Sky Diving. Haven’t had the opportunity for this yet

    What is something that not everyone knows about you?
    I have all my firefighting certifications, NFPA 1001, 1002, wildland and dangerous goods.

  • Ethan Cullen

    Ethan Cullen

    Parts Advisor

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    Ethan Cullen

    Ethan Cullen

    Parts Advisor

    How long have you lived in BC? 3 months.

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? A lot of my family lives here in Kelowna. My cousins, aunts & uncles for sure.

    What is your favorite activity or interest? Hockey!

    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Saw the ad on Indeed.

    What is one thing on your bucket list? To make the drive from here to Van.

    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I am a twin, and just moved here from Toronto.

  • Ryker Evans

    Ryker Evans

    Jr. Parts Advisor

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    Ryker Evans

    Jr. Parts Advisor

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  • Robin Gillberg

    Robin Gillberg

    Shop Foreman/Master Technician

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    Robin Gillberg

    Robin Gillberg

    Shop Foreman/Master Technician

    Robin was born and raised in B.C. and did most of his grade schooling in 100 Mile House. He moved to Kelowna at the age of 18, where he completed his post secondary at OUC Automotive Technical. Robin has been working on cars ever since he was a little boy, when he worked on vehicles with his dad. He has 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, and will have been working at Kelowna Hyundai since 2010. Robin is very proud to be able to use his experience as a master technician and leadership as our shop foreman to guide our service team to excellence. When Robin gets off work, he loves going home to his wife and family. They have 3 children together, a 12 year-old son Ryan, 9 year-old son Jordan, and their beautiful little girl, 4 year-old Taylor. When Robin isn’t spending time with his family, he enjoys camping, fishing, and being outside in the Okanagan sun.

  • Steve Gladu

    Steve Gladu

    Service Technician

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    Steve Gladu

    Steve Gladu

    Service Technician

    Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Steve moved to the Okanagan in 2010. He brings over 8 years of automotive experience to the Kelowna Hyundai team. When not hard at work, Steve can be found hanging with his daughter, and “geeking out” on his X-box.

  • Doug Vanderheyden

    Doug Vanderheyden

    Service Technician

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    Doug Vanderheyden

    Doug Vanderheyden

    Service Technician

    Doug is originally born and raised right here in Kelowna. He has 8 years of experience working in the automotive industry with 3 of those years working with the Kelowna Hyundai team. Doug is proud to be using his knowledge to help make sure that any Hyundai needing to be fixed at Kelowna Hyundai is done right. In his free time, Doug enjoys camping, fishing, and off roading.

  • Devin Crosby

    Devin Crosby

    Service Technician

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    Devin Crosby

    Devin Crosby

    Service Technician

    Devin was born Vancouver, but has lived in Kelowna since a young age. He started out in the automotive industry at the parts counter in sales for over 7 years before moving into the shop to start his apprenticeship into the automotive technician trade. Devin joined the Kelowna Hyundai family in early 2016.
    When he isn’t at the dealership, you can find Devin working in his own shop on hobby vehicles.

  • Dexter Dumaslan

    Dexter Dumaslan

    Technician

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    Dexter Dumaslan

    Dexter Dumaslan

    Technician

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    March 2021!

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Travel

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

    Friends and loved ones

    Where is your hometown?

    Philippines

    What are you most proud of?

    I am a hard worker

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    Stability

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I’m an open book!

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Watching movies

  • Brett Matsalla

    Brett Matsalla

    Technician

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    Brett Matsalla

    Technician

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  • Dimitri Pasutto

    Dimitri Pasutto

    Detailer

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    Dimitri Pasutto

    Dimitri Pasutto

    Detailer

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    April 2021!

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    To be successful and happy

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

    My brother!

    Where is your hometown?

    Moscow, Russia

    What are you most proud of?

    My good grades in highschool

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    I love the automotive industry and learning new things

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I race rallycross

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Ski, bike and build cars

  • Zachary Harvey

    Zachary Harvey

    Detailer

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    Zachary Harvey

    Zachary Harvey

    Detailer

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    May 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    To be able to build whatever vehicle I please

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

    My half brother John, we would always work on his truck together – my childhood bestfriend for 20+years

    Where is your hometown?

    Lumby, BC

    What are you most proud of?

    My will to live every day

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    I want to work on vehicles, and hopefully an opportunity will arise one day

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Working on cars or going off roading!

  • Kaelan Greenhalgh

    Kaelan Greenhalgh

    Detailer

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    Kaelan Greenhalgh

    Detailer

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  • Ed Drozda

    Ed Drozda

    Shuttle Driver

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    Ed Drozda

    Shuttle Driver

    How long have you lived in BC? My whole life.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? Yvonne- she keeps me smiling.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Reading, fishing and traveling.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Such a great group of people.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? To cycle the entire rail trail.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I have a very extensive collection of Stephen King books.

Office

  • Doris Chamberlain

    Doris Chamberlain

    Controller

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    Doris Chamberlain

    Doris Chamberlain

    Controller

    How long have you lived in BC? 1 day!
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My husband as he is my best friend.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Snowmobiling.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? Looks like a great place to work and has strong family values.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? To see Ireland.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I knit.

  • Blade Gullickson

    Blade Gullickson

    Assistant Controller

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    Blade Gullickson

    Blade Gullickson

    Assistant Controller

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    April 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    To go skydiving!

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

    My fiancé, and our dog who finally acknowledges me

    Where is your hometown?

    Edmonton, Alberta

    What are you most proud of?

    What I have achieved

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    The opportunity to continue growing!

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    Yes, this is my natural hair colour…

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Videogames

  • Erick Junnola-Santana

    Erick Junnola-Santana

    Staff Accountant

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    Erick Junnola-Santana

    Staff Accountant

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  • Darren Stockhausen

    Darren Stockhausen

    Accounting Clerk

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    Darren Stockhausen

    Darren Stockhausen

    Accounting Clerk

    How long have you lived in BC? 46 years.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? My fur babies as they give me so much love.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? Hiking – love getting out on a nice trail.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? I had worked here before & like to see it has been growing.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? Travel more.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

  • Igal Novogrebelsky

    Igal Novogrebelsky

    Deal Clerk

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    Igal Novogrebelsky

    Igal Novogrebelsky

    Deal Clerk

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    February 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    Go to Australia

    Who is your favorite person to spend time with?

    My family and friends 🙂

    Where is your hometown?

    Modi’in, Israel

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    Great opportunities and great people!

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I can speak 3 languages

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Play tennis

  • Jenna Hamilton

    Jenna Hamilton

    Receptionist

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    Jenna Hamilton

    Jenna Hamilton

    Receptionist

    When did you begin at Kot Auto Group?

    April 2021

    What’s the top item on your bucket list?

    To own a rescue for animals

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

    My husband because we love to be outdoors, canoeing or ATVing

    Where is your hometown?

    Richmond, BC

    What are you most proud of?

    My kid

    Why did you choose to work at Kot Auto Group?

    Because the people and staff are welcoming and friendly

    What’s something not many people know about you?

    I am a bit of a perfectionist!

    Favourite thing to do outside of work?

    Spend time ATVing, golfing, camping, or on the water kayaking!

  • Seyara Campbell

    Seyara Campbell

    Receptionist

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    Seyara Campbell

    Seyara Campbell

    Receptionist

    How long have you lived in BC? All my life.
    Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why? I like to spend time with my friends.
    What is your favorite activity or interest? I enjoy hiking & gardening.
    What made you choose Kot Auto Group? It is a good opportunity to work as I am in school for English & History.
    What is one thing on your bucket list? I would love to go backpacking in New Zealand.
    What is something that not everyone knows about you? I used to speed skate!

Kot Executives

  • Scott Jackson

    Scott Jackson

    Director of Service Operations

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    Scott Jackson

    Scott Jackson

    Director of 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.

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    Claudius Hall

    Marketing Manager

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  • Natalie Wolanski

    Natalie Wolanski

    Marketing Coordinator

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    Natalie Wolanski

    Natalie Wolanski

    Marketing Coordinator

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  • Leigha Luschnat

    Leigha Luschnat

    Marketing Coordinator

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    Leigha Luschnat

    Leigha Luschnat

    Marketing Coordinator

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