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  • 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.

  • Tyler Lavin-Booth

    Tyler Lavin-Booth

    Sales Manager

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    Tyler Lavin-Booth

    Tyler Lavin-Booth

    Sales Manager

  • Richard Allan

    Richard Allan

    Fleet Sales Manager

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    Richard Allan

    Richard Allan

    Fleet Sales Manager

    Howdy!

    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.

  • Brad Swaren

    Brad Swaren

    Previous TD Auto Finance Bank Manager ~ Automotive Credit Coach ~ BDC ~ Internet ~ Marketing Manager

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    Brad Swaren

    Brad Swaren

    Previous TD Auto Finance Bank Manager ~ Automotive Credit Coach ~ BDC ~ Internet ~ Marketing Manager

    My name is Brad Swaren. Thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me. I was brought here by referral to help as we are heading into a financial pandemic. We are all watching the news and see it coming as well as many other health and mental problems that will need to be addressed as we regrow together from the coronavirus pandemic. Our future is changing, we need to be smart about it.

    You see, I am one who likes to ask questions to find the root of the problem to fix it when dealing with people’s credit. A credit bureau tells a good portion of a person’s life story, sticks with you like your fingerprint and DNA and follows you. Sometimes like a bright light, a shadow and sometimes like an anchor chained to your ankle. I’ve seen them all and everything in between. My specialty is working with you to build, and establish your credit goals. My background is 20 years in non-prime automotive finance. I worked for a major bank for 13 years as a manager in Nanaimo. My understanding and non-judgemental demeanour with great financial help, what I am able to provide to you is extremely valuable as there is no secondary education available on this, yet there are thousands of people stuck in the vicious hamster wheel of high-interest rates as they have been ripped off by other dealerships by them playing on your needs and emotions. You know who they are. The Sharks that are your best friend till you buy a car and then can’t wait to see the back of your head once your hard-earned money has been signed over.

    YOU WILL NOT SEE THAT HERE, I PERSONALLY WILL NOT ALLOW IT.

    I worked the bank’s side of the non-prime auto finance, I know who to trust. Hence the reason why I was very specific who I will work with and why I am at this specific dealership and none other. I personally trust Harris Oceanside here in Parksville, if I didn’t, guaranteed I wouldn’t be here.

    I enjoy marketing, non-prime credit analysis ( I know sounds kinda geeky, but I find it very interesting ), and helping people reach their credit goal dreams.

    If you are paying more than 10.99% to 32.99% on your vehicle, we need to talk, via phone, zoom or Face-time. Tell me how you got into that position so I can help you get out of it, as my main goal is to get you back to prime bank rates as quickly as possible as I fully understand life happens, then throw in the Coronavirus, only to make it that much harder. Well, I’m here to tell you I truly care and I am here to help. It’s up to you if you want to take advantage of my help. Even if you have already been pre-approved elsewhere by an automotive lead generator such as the most common one like Canada Drives that everyone has heard of on TV. or another dealership. It does not hurt to have a second look by a professional who really understands credit, auto finance and truly cares about your credit future.

    We are doing our best to stay safe from Coronavirus, we also need to be credit safe.

  • Brad Stewart

    Brad Stewart

    IT Manager

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    Brad Stewart

    Brad Stewart

    IT Manager

  • Kelly Chanakos

    Kelly Chanakos

    Executive Secretary

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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.

Sales

  • Jake Laberge

    Jake Laberge

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Jake Laberge

    Jake Laberge

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

  • 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.

  • Dennis Moore

    Dennis Moore

    RV Specialist

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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.

  • 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

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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

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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

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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

  • 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.

  • Sharie Cates

    Sharie Cates

    Service Advisor

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    Sharie Cates

    Sharie Cates

    Service Advisor

  • Sheila Hopkins

    Sheila Hopkins

    Fleet and Business Elite Service Advisor

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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.

  • Therese Maughan

    Therese Maughan

    Warranty Administrator

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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!

  • 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

  • Marty Kruit

    Marty Kruit

    Technician

    Marty Kruit

    Marty Kruit

    Technician

  • 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.

Parts

  • Teri Wilson

    Teri Wilson

    Parts Manager

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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

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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

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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.

  • Craig Nicolson

    Craig Nicolson

    Parts Driver

    (250) 248-8383
    Craig Nicolson

    Craig Nicolson

    Parts Driver

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