I began with General Motors in 1992. In 2009 Tom & Mike Harris reached out and extended an opportunity for me to help manage Harris Oceanside Parksville. I accepted and moved to beautiful Vancouver Island. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work beside this great group of people. The entire Harris Oceanside Team do their best everyday to create a positive experience, buying and/or servicing for our customers and as a result the dealership has grown. I am proud to be a partner with Mike in Harris Oceanside GM and prouder of our team!
I joined Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd on January 6th 2006 as a Lot Attendant, before being moved indoors to assist in Service/Parts. In April 2006 I was offered a position in Sales and have not looked back since. In 2012 I was promoted to Fleet Sales before becoming the the Fleet Sales Manager in 2014 where I have been ever since. I really get a great kick and enjoyment from Fleet Sales with many very happy clients. It is a real privilege to do what I do everyday! I have many friends here at Harris Oceanside GM, we work as a team everyday, i would be lost without my awesome work colleagues!
In my spare time I enjoy cycling on my Mountain Bike, as well as walking with my two best friends on four paws… Rory and Fraser my West Highland White Terrier Dogs (Westie) I have so much fun playing at the park with them. I watch Soccer, Man Utd red for 39 years and McLaren F1 Orange for 39 Years. I’m also enjoying the outdoors with photography and video, learning new skills everyday.
I would be delighted to have the opportunity to earn your valuable business, with over 14 years selling GM vehicles I know my product. I look forward to meeting you and showing you the great product from Chevrolet, Buick and GMC.
About me: I have been with GM for over 22 years. I was fortunate as a child to grow up in a family owned and operated dealership. I was able to work cleaning and answering phones on weekends. Shortly after graduating I joined fulltime in my current role Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn and grow with a variety of workshops and courses to enhance the customers experience. I enjoy helping our clients and treating each person with the respect they deserve.
About me: I have been with GM since 2011. Over the years I have sold many GM products, new and used. I am proud to be a part of the Harris family and respect their commitment to their staff, customers and the community. I believe in building relationships and helping the client find the right fit for them and their lifestyle and their families. I am a proud Grandpa and enjoy taking the opportunity to spend as much time as I can with them boating, camping.
Josh just loves driving all kinds of vehicles. When not at work, Josh loves playing Xbox and hanging out with friends.
I am proud to be a part of Harris Oceanside GM, I respect how they support their team and their active role in the community. I enjoy meeting new clients and appreciate the opportunity to help them finance their vehicles.
Annie has been with General Motors as a Financial Services Manager since 1993. While she loves her job, Annie particularly loves the ‘chill vibe’ here at Harris Oceanside. As well, Annie says, unlike the lower mainland, the people here in the mid Vancouver Island area all have a chill vibe. She is also a lead singer and musician in a band called Annie Got a Gun. She lives with her husband Johnny in Nanoose Bay with their Shih Tzu Charlie.
About me: I have been a Financial Services Manager since 1988. All that time I have been working at a dealership in the Oceanside area. I have been here at Harris Oceanside for 15 years. When not at work, I run Lazy Acres Air BnB or you’ll find me golfing or fishing.
Mitch brings to Harris Oceanside over 30 years of senior level management and customer service experience. Mitch started with General Motors back in 1978 in the Parts Department of a GM dealer in Nelson, BC. He later moved to Fernie as a Wholesale Parts Manager at West Town Motors. Mitch then ended up at Chalet GM in Kimberley for the next 26 years. Mitch has also worked at Kalawsky Chevrolet in Castlegar, before moving to Vancouver Island. Mitch loves being here at this dealership, where he says there’s great people, great spirit and lots of support. Mitch spends his spare time hiking, cycling, swimming or kayaking. Mitch’s true passion is building museum-quality wooden model ships.
About me: I have been with GM for over 14 years. I had the opportunity to choose between Dodge or GM when starting into the industry. I was so impressed by the products GM was offering they were my natural choice. GM has supported me to develop my training and skillset, achieving the Gold Standard via GM Training and CSI Awards, including Bronze, Silver & Gold Service Awards.
About me: I have been with GM for over 16 years. I recognized and jumped at the great opportunity to work with a strong team and reconnect with former colleagues. Many years later I am proud of the work I’ve accomplished learning a new program and working with GM to develop Warranties to the level we are at. I am proud to say, I love my job and working with Global!
About me: I have been with GM for over 33 years. 25 years in the technicians guild with Grand Master Status for 23 and Master Status for 2. I have proudly represented Harris in the GM Hands on Competition.
I fell into the automotive business in 2004 when I bought myself a 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28. As a Technician, I love the challenge of fixing vehicles and getting people back on the road. I play guitar but also spend my time away from the dealership doing; lots and lots of yard work, mountain biking and kayaking.
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About me: I have been 3 years with GM (of 5 years total) I started in the parts business 20 years ago as a parts delivery driver. During my time working in parts departments, I have done shipping receiving, delivery, cashier, parts counter, wholesale, paint sales and managing. I enjoy working here at Harris Oceanside Chevrolet because I like the brand, the history and the company. I feel that the Harris Group is the best people to work for and am looking forward to many more years here. My hobbies include family, being a leader of a Brownie pack as well as various other roles within Girl Guides of Canada, and crocheting. I achieved the Gold status in 2016 with the Professional Parts Manager Guild.
About me: I was raised in an automotive family following in my Father’s and Grandfather’s footsteps working in the automotive industry. I have over 36 years working with GM. I have my 3rd year apprenticeship as a mechanic but I enjoy the parts department, and spent 20 years as a Parts Manager. I really enjoy working for Harris GM & the family atmosphere that we all share!
About me: I have been with GM for over 4 years, the last 2 with Harris Oceanside. I have enjoyed my 12 years of experience in the automotive industry and the opportunities it’s allowed me to achieve. Including my Red Seal Partsperson Certificate in addition to other certifications.
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