Staff

Management

  • Brian August

    Brian August

    2nd Generation Dealer Principal

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    Brian August

    Brian August

    2nd Generation Dealer Principal

    My father Archie August started August Mazda in 1945. He always strived for the best in customer service and always treated the customer as a part of our family. To this day I believe in the same way of doing business. Without our loyal customers and our superb customer service, we would not be here today. My name is Brian August. I started out cleaning and washing cars, then moved into sales while going to college. I slowly moved my way up to working hand in hand with my father, learning how to treat our customers the way we like to be treated ourselves. I would like to personally invite you to visit us at August Mazda for Mazda and experience the kind of service our family takes pride in providing.

  • Matt August

    Matt August

    3rd Generation Dealer Principal

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    Matt August

    Matt August

    3rd Generation Dealer Principal

    I have been around August Mazda all my life from mowing the lawn to sweeping the lot and washing cars. Ever since I was young I loved cars and loved being around the dealership. August Mazda has been in Kelowna and our family since 1945. We have always strived for great customer service and I believe that myself. I would like to personally invite anyone to pop down and see what myself and the staff here at August Mazda has to offer I will guarantee you will not be disappointed.

  • Andrew Carter

    Andrew Carter

    General Manager

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    Andrew Carter

    Andrew Carter

    General Manager

    I have lived in Kelowna for my entire life. I was raised here, Went to University here, and am lucky to now be raising my own family here. I have always enjoyed exploring the valley and this is the perfect brand to do it with. Cars have always been my passion and have been in my blood from the start. My Grandfather Al Carter started Carter Motors here in the early ’60s with Pontiac Buick and GMC then moved to Honda. My Grandfather was well respected in the community and I pride myself on keeping to his values of service. My family has known the August family for many years and I’m proud to be part of this amazing team.

  • David Helferty

    David Helferty

    Service Manager

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    David Helferty

    David Helferty

    Service Manager

  • Matthew Tassoni

    Matthew Tassoni

    Sales Manager

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    Matthew Tassoni

    Matthew Tassoni

    Sales Manager

    Originally from Jasper, Alberta I moved here 5 years ago to work in the car industry and enjoy what the Okanagan has to offer! I love spending time with family, friends, or wake surfing on Lake Okanagan. I’ve always had a passion for cars and being able to sell the Mazda brand is a privilege. Myself and everyone at our dealership strive to be the best in the car industry and ensure that you have a fun and exciting time when you are purchasing your New or Pre-Owned vehicle here at August Mazda.

  • Brock Szakacs

    Brock Szakacs

    Sales Manager

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    Brock Szakacs

    Brock Szakacs

    Sales Manager

Sales

  • Jerry Feist

    Jerry Feist

    Clubhouse Adviser

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    Jerry Feist

    Jerry Feist

    Clubhouse Adviser

    I moved to Kelowna in 1982, and have been with August Mazda since 1988. I love spending time with my family, gardening, golfing, and going to Rockets hockey games. I look forward to working with all of my past clients for years to come.

  • Sheri Dickson

    Sheri Dickson

    Clubhouse Adviser

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    Sheri Dickson

    Sheri Dickson

    Clubhouse Adviser

    I have enjoyed working with the August Mazda Team for the past 18 years and in my spare time, I enjoy camping, relaxing, reading a good book, and spending time with my family, especially my grandkids… Confidence commitment & compassion are my goals to making your buying experience, whether new or used, pleasurable and fun. We have an amazing product lineup with the soul of a sports car. I invite you to come test drive a Mazda and experience for yourself the emotion of motion.

  • Randy Katelnikoff

    Randy Katelnikoff

    Clubhouse Adviser

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    Randy Katelnikoff

    Randy Katelnikoff

    Clubhouse Adviser

    My name is Randy Katelnikoff. I have been in sales with Mazda since 1992, 14 years of that in Vancouver and the last 16 here in Kelowna. The low-pressure customer-driven approach here at August Mazda suits my easy-going personality to a tee. When I am not at the office I enjoy relaxing with family & friends, hiking, and golfing. I can frequently be seen at one of the Tim Horton’s around town. I’m looking forward to seeing my existing clients as well as meeting many new customers in the years to come.

  • Steve Parfitt

    Steve Parfitt

    Clubhouse Adviser

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    Steve Parfitt

    Steve Parfitt

    Clubhouse Adviser

    My name is Steve Parfitt & I have been selling import vehicles for over 10 years. I love selling such a great product that Mazda has to offer & feel that our sales team is a unique group that I am lucky to be a part of. When I am not selling cars I love golfing, gardening & spending time with my family.

  • Drexler Pullen

    Drexler Pullen

    Clubhouse Adviser

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    Drexler Pullen

    Drexler Pullen

    Clubhouse Adviser

    Hi there! My name is Drexler Ducharme-Pullen.
    I was Born in Vancouver but have grown up in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends/family, playing hockey at local arenas and working out at Global Fitness Centre. Also dogs are a favourite of mine so please bring your dog friend with you when you decide to visit our store!

  • Shayla Hall

    Shayla Hall

    Clubhouse Adviser

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    Shayla Hall

    Shayla Hall

    Clubhouse Adviser

  • Noah Potenteau

    Noah Potenteau

    Clubhouse Adviser

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    Noah Potenteau

    Noah Potenteau

    Clubhouse Adviser

Service

  • Conrad Befus

    Conrad Befus

    Service Adviser

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    Conrad Befus

    Conrad Befus

    Service Adviser

    Hello, my name is Conrad.

     

    I enjoy exploring the Okanagan on my mountain bike, and going on hikes with my dog. I have been in the auto industry since I was still in high school doing everything from installing accessories, detailing cars, selling cars, working in the parts department and now enjoy my job as a service advisor.

  • Jason Jablonski

    Jason Jablonski

    Service Adviser

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    Jason Jablonski

    Jason Jablonski

    Service Adviser

  • Nathan Craft

    Nathan Craft

    Service Adviser

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    Nathan Craft

    Nathan Craft

    Service Adviser

  • Larry Dodds

    Larry Dodds

    Lot Manager

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    Larry Dodds

    Larry Dodds

    Lot Manager

    I’ve been married 27 years. I’m the father of 3 sons. I have 2 rescue dogs, Mary and Oscar. I like to play golf, go for a run, watch sports, and play poker. I was born in the Peace River Country, grew up in Taylor BC. Started in the car business in 1990 selling at Honda store in Fort St John. Moved to Terrace in 1992 and was lease manager at Thornhill Motors from 1992 to 1994. 1994 to 2015 Sales manager at Terrace Honda Sales. Moved to Kelowna 2015, 2016 salesman of the year at Harmony Honda. 2017 started at August Mazda.

  • Paul Hutchinson

    Paul Hutchinson

    Service Shuttle Driver

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    Paul Hutchinson

    Paul Hutchinson

    Service Shuttle Driver

  • Ryan McDougall

    Ryan McDougall

    Master Foreman Technician Shop Wizard

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    Ryan McDougall

    Ryan McDougall

    Master Foreman Technician Shop Wizard

  • Will  Essington

    Will Essington

    Certified Technician

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    Will  Essington

    Will Essington

    Certified Technician

  • Chris Stieiner

    Chris Stieiner

    Service Technician

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    Chris Stieiner

    Chris Stieiner

    Service Technician

  • Brendan Wingfield

    Brendan Wingfield

    Service Technician

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    Brendan Wingfield

    Brendan Wingfield

    Service Technician

  • Reid Pickering

    Reid Pickering

    Tire and Lube Technician

    Reid Pickering

    Reid Pickering

    Tire and Lube Technician

  • Nik Harnett

    Nik Harnett

    Tire and Lube Technician

    Nik Harnett

    Nik Harnett

    Tire and Lube Technician

  • Madi Preston

    Madi Preston

    Service Coordinator

    Madi Preston

    Madi Preston

    Service Coordinator

  • Zach Ruda

    Zach Ruda

    Wizard of Written Content

    Zach Ruda

    Zach Ruda

    Wizard of Written Content

  • Erin Cnossen

    Erin Cnossen

    Detail Specialist

    Erin Cnossen

    Erin Cnossen

    Detail Specialist

  • Lisa Hoce

    Lisa Hoce

    Detail Specialist

    Lisa Hoce

    Lisa Hoce

    Detail Specialist

  • Brandon Mullin

    Brandon Mullin

    Shipping and Receiving

    Brandon Mullin

    Brandon Mullin

    Shipping and Receiving

Parts

  • Kevin Friesen

    Kevin Friesen

    Parts Manager

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    Kevin Friesen

    Kevin Friesen

    Parts Manager

  • Isaac Lengacher

    Isaac Lengacher

    Parts Adviser

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    Isaac Lengacher

    Isaac Lengacher

    Parts Adviser

  • Sherry Anthony

    Sherry Anthony

    Parts Specialist

    Sherry Anthony

    Sherry Anthony

    Parts Specialist

  • Pierre Camba

    Pierre Camba

    Parts Specialist

    Pierre Camba

    Pierre Camba

    Parts Specialist

Administration

  • Maddy McKinley

    Maddy McKinley

    Receptionist

    Maddy McKinley

    Maddy McKinley

    Receptionist

Finance

  • Kelli Hall

    Kelli Hall

    Financial Services Manager

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    Kelli Hall

    Kelli Hall

    Financial Services Manager

  • Melissa Klassen

    Melissa Klassen

    Financial Services Manager

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    Melissa Klassen

    Melissa Klassen

    Financial Services Manager

  • Gord Lammers

    Gord Lammers

    Leasing Manager

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    Gord Lammers

    Gord Lammers

    Leasing Manager

    My name is Gord Lammers & I have been at August Mazda for the past 7 years. I spent 3 years on the sales floor & the last 4 years as a Finance Manager. Prior to being in the car business, I spent 20 years as a restaurant franchisee. I can’t imagine being in any other business that would be as exciting & challenging as the car business. Helping our customers purchase their vehicles is very rewarding & satisfying for me. In my spare time, I like to do almost any physical activity such as rugby and football & spend time with my 3 children.

Accounting

  • Lorraine Mapleton

    Lorraine Mapleton

    Controller

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    Lorraine Mapleton

    Lorraine Mapleton

    Controller

  • Linda McMillan

    Linda McMillan

    Accounting/ Admin Assistant

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    Linda McMillan

    Linda McMillan

    Accounting/ Admin Assistant

  • Tracey Bye

    Tracey Bye

    Accounting Clerk

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    Tracey Bye

    Tracey Bye

    Accounting Clerk

Marketing

  • Corey Dunbar

    Corey Dunbar

    Marketing/Online Management

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    Corey Dunbar

    Corey Dunbar

    Marketing/Online Management

  • Michael  Wende

    Michael Wende

    Photographer and Media

    Michael  Wende

    Michael Wende

    Photographer and Media

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