Staff

Dealership Contacts

  • Michael Harris

    Michael Harris

    Dealer Principal

    (250) 248-8383
    Michael Harris

    Michael Harris

    Dealer Principal

  • Andy Lankester

    Andy Lankester

    General Manager/Partner

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    Andy Lankester

    Andy Lankester

    General Manager/Partner

    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!

  • Wendy Gamble

    Wendy Gamble

    Controller

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    Wendy Gamble

    Wendy Gamble

    Controller

    About me: I have enjoyed working for GM for over 30 years.

  • Janet Frosst

    Janet Frosst

    Accounts Payable

    (250) 248-8383
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    Janet Frosst

    Janet Frosst

    Accounts Payable

    About me: I have worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years. The last 13 I’ve been with GM. I enjoy being a part of Oceanside and the Community.

  • Kelly Chanakos

    Kelly Chanakos

    Executive Secretary

    (250) 248-8383
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    Kelly Chanakos

    Kelly Chanakos

    Executive Secretary

    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.

  • Dona Houkes

    Dona Houkes

    Receptionist

    (250) 248-8383
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    Dona Houkes

    Dona Houkes

    Receptionist

    About me: I started with Harris Oceanside almost 2 years ago when a friend referred me, telling me what a great place it is to work. She was correct!

  • Brad Stewart

    Brad Stewart

    IT Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Brad Stewart

    Brad Stewart

    IT Manager

Sales

  • Michael Barnes

    Michael Barnes

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Michael Barnes

    Michael Barnes

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    This Junior Hockey player from Ontario recently moved to Parksville to be closer to family. Mike’s hockey career had him skating for a few Junior teams but he spent the most time with the Cambridge Hawks. Mike just loves meeting new people and helping them find a vehicle. When not working Mike loves dirt biking.

  • Steve  Peters

    Steve Peters

    Sales Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Steve  Peters

    Steve Peters

    Sales Manager

    About me: I grew up in Port Coquitlam where I developed a passion for trucks, sports cars, fishing and golf. I joined Harris Oceanside in 2011 to combine my love of GMC trucks, Corvettes and Camaros with the Vancouver Island outdoors. I knew Harris Oceanside General Manager/Partner Andy Lankester for many years and jumped at the chance to join his team and live on Vancouver Island. I enjoy the enthusiastic car community and diversity of our customers at Harris Oceanside. When not helping customers find just the right vehicle as quickly and affordably as possible, I can be found at the nearest golf course, on the road in my Chev, working on a motorcycle or bringing in a salmon from our best local waters.

  • Gary  De Pape

    Gary De Pape

    Sales Manager

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    Gary  De Pape

    Gary De Pape

    Sales Manager

    A true Winnipegger who now is proud to call Oceanside and Vancouver Island “home”. No, Gary does not miss the mosquitos, nor the snow & cold.  After a career in the craft beer industry, Gary has worked for Harley-Davidson and Ford but loves all things General Motors. When not at work, Gary can be found enjoying Island life with his wife Samantha and daughter Charlie.

  • Dennis Moore

    Dennis Moore

    RV Specialist

    250-616-6410
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    Dennis Moore

    Dennis Moore

    RV Specialist

    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.

  • Vic Spindler

    Vic Spindler

    RV Sales Consultant

    250-730-0760
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    Vic Spindler

    Vic Spindler

    RV Sales Consultant

    A Yorkshireman freshly arrived from Ontario, where he has resided for the past 35 years. Vic is a “people person” who loves to meet friendly new faces and is more than happy to help with their RV needs. “My wife and I are very impressed with Island hospitality & the way we’ve been received.
    The people are so friendly!“ We take trades and offer financing, contact Vic today and let Vic sell your RV.

  • Richard Allan

    Richard Allan

    Fleet and Small Business Operations Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Richard Allan

    Richard Allan

    Fleet and Small Business Operations Manager

    About me: I have worked for Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd for 12 years now, I started as a detailer washing cars on our lot in January 2006. I worked my way up making my way through Parts and Service before settling in Sales. In 2010 I was appointed the Fleet and Small Business Manager. Harris Oceanside is a great place to work, the staff are great and fun to be around, the management encourage you to be the best you can and support you in every way possible. The training from General Motors of Canada is phenomenal. In my own time I enjoy being outdoors walking and cycling as well as playing Tennis, but not without my iPhone, I love listening to music that’s my happy place. I also enjoy watching Soccer (English Premiership) and when I can going to Vancouver Whitecaps games, Formula One is another sport I watch religiously. I’m happily married to Janie for 15 years.

  • Harlem  Brooks

    Harlem Brooks

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    (250) 248-8383
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    Harlem  Brooks

    Harlem Brooks

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Harlem was born and raised on the island of Roatan in Honduras, before moving to Canada in 2008. That same year, Harlem started in sales here at Harris Oceanside. Harlem and his family love this community and enjoy everything this beautiful area has to offer. Harlem really enjoys making new friends and helping them with their vehicle needs.

  • Ryan  Swailes

    Ryan Swailes

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    (250) 248-8383
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    Ryan  Swailes

    Ryan Swailes

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Ryan has been a “GM Man” since forever. Ryan grew up in Oshawa, Ontario and moved to Parksville in 1992. In 1993, he started as a Lot Guy when this dealership was called Woodgrove Chevrolet Oldsmobile Geo. Ryan later stepped into sales and has been enjoying selling vehicles and meeting new people ever since. Ryan is also a proud father of two boys.

  • Eric Cullen

    Eric Cullen

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Eric Cullen

    Eric Cullen

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    I have been living on Vancouver Island for the decade. I was born in Ontario, but grew up in Haida Gwaii and later Kelowna. This is, in fact – the third island I have lived on, after stints in the Queen Charlottes and Grand Cayman Islands. I am the proud father of two grown boys. Liam, my oldest, is a Pipefitter. Theo has finished Kwalikum Senior Secondary. Prior to the car business, I spent 18 years self-employed in hardwood flooring. I am in my sixth year selling vehicles in Parksville and love my job.

  • Les  Horne

    Les Horne

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Les  Horne

    Les Horne

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Les “The Car Guy” Horne worked successfully for 29 years in Oceanside as the (former) owner/operator at Castle Carpet One. Les sold that business and in 2016, when the opportunity to follow his passion to sell cars landed.  Les jumped at the opportunity and hasn’t looked back.

  • Kolby Jack

    Kolby Jack

    Detailer

    250-248-8383
    Kolby Jack

    Kolby Jack

    Detailer

  • Josh Morris

    Josh Morris

    Lot Attendant

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    Josh Morris

    Josh Morris

    Lot Attendant

    Josh just loves driving  all kinds of vehicles. When not at work, Josh loves playing Xbox and hanging out with friends.

Finance

  • Ashley  Henry

    Ashley Henry

    Financial Services Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Ashley  Henry

    Ashley Henry

    Financial Services Manager

    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  Coopman

    Annie Coopman

    Financial Services Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Annie  Coopman

    Annie Coopman

    Financial Services Manager

    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.

  • Cheryl  Davies

    Cheryl Davies

    Financial Services Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Cheryl  Davies

    Cheryl Davies

    Financial Services Manager

    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.

Service

  • Ryan Andrews

    Ryan Andrews

    Technician

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    Ryan Andrews

    Ryan Andrews

    Technician

    Ryan has been a Service Technician for 8 years now. He originally apprenticed at a GM dealership in Ontario. But his love of snowboarding brought him out west. Of course, when not working on vehicles, Ryan is snowboarding or playing guitar.

  • Gary Foreman

    Gary Foreman

    Assistant Service Manager

    250-248-8383
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    Gary Foreman

    Gary Foreman

    Assistant Service Manager

  • Mitch  Lock

    Mitch Lock

    Service Manager

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    Mitch  Lock

    Mitch Lock

    Service Manager

    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.

  • Sheila Hopkins

    Sheila Hopkins

    Fleet and Business Elite Service Advisor

    (250) 248-8383
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    Sheila Hopkins

    Sheila Hopkins

    Fleet and Business Elite Service Advisor

    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.

  • James Cleland

    James Cleland

    Service Advisor

    250-248-8383
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    James Cleland

    James Cleland

    Service Advisor

    James loves big game hunting and riding his dirt bike. James also can be found working on his own car when he has time.

  • Therese Maughan

    Therese Maughan

    Warranty Administrator

    (250) 248-8383
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    Therese Maughan

    Therese Maughan

    Warranty Administrator

    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!

  • Deb Lee

    Deb Lee

    Business Development Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Deb Lee

    Deb Lee

    Business Development Manager

    About me: I have been with Harris Oceanside for about 2 years. I enjoy helping people and problem solving. My position here allows me to do that every day. The very best part is working with my the terrific staff here! Harris provides certified training to ensure our team has the most up to date tools to help our clients with their individual needs allowing me to be efficient and enjoy my work.

  • Brian Daradics

    Brian Daradics

    Technician

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    Brian Daradics

    Brian Daradics

    Technician

    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.

  • Steve Allen

    Steve Allen

    Technician

    Steve Allen

    Steve Allen

    Technician

  • Harry  Miller

    Harry Miller

    Technician

    Harry  Miller

    Harry Miller

    Technician

  • Russ Phillips

    Russ Phillips

    Technician

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    Russ Phillips

    Russ Phillips

    Technician

    About me: I have been with GM for over 26 years. I believe in the brand and am proud of my Grand Master Status.

  • Marty Kruit

    Marty Kruit

    Technician

    Marty Kruit

    Marty Kruit

    Technician

  • Chris Sampson

    Chris Sampson

    Technician

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    Chris Sampson

    Chris Sampson

    Technician

    About me: I have been in the automotive industry for over 22 years starting in high school. I have established a long career with GM, achieving my Red Seal Certificate. The last 15 years I’ve spent learning and developing my skills with Harris Oceanside GM. Chris

  • Antonio Enrico Mamprin

    Antonio Enrico Mamprin

    Technician

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    Antonio Enrico Mamprin

    Antonio Enrico Mamprin

    Technician

    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.

  • Steven Almonde

    Steven Almonde

    Technician

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    Steven Almonde

    Steven Almonde

    Technician

    About me: I am just starting my automotive career and think Harris Oceanside is a great place to work. My long-term goal is to become a Red Seal Technician. When I’m not at work I love playing hockey and baseball and working on my own cars.

  • Jake Keizers

    Jake Keizers

    Detailer

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    Jake Keizers

    Jake Keizers

    Detailer

    About me: I have been with GM for over 4 years. I take pride in the work I do and feel valued as a team member, receiving employee of the month multiple times. I believe in GM and stand behind the products that GM offers.

  • Tyler Whicher

    Tyler Whicher

    Detailer

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    Tyler Whicher

    Tyler Whicher

    Detailer

    Tyler joined the Harris Oceanside GM team in 2018. Tyler loves seeing happy customers take their vehicles home. Tyler just loves snowboarding and travelling any chance he can get.

Parts

  • Teri Wilson

    Teri Wilson

    Parts Manager

    (250) 248-8383
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    Teri Wilson

    Teri Wilson

    Parts Manager

    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.

  • Doug Jones

    Doug Jones

    Parts Department

    (250) 248-8383
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    Doug Jones

    Doug Jones

    Parts Department

    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!

  • Terrence  Jones

    Terrence Jones

    Parts Department

    (250) 248-8383
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    Terrence  Jones

    Terrence Jones

    Parts Department

    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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