Meet Our Team

Brandon  Olson
Brandon Olson
Sales Manager

Brandon started with Birchwood 5 years ago as a detailer and quickly moved up the ranks to Delivery Coordinator, Sales Consultant (Top Sales Award Winner!) and was promoted in 2019 to Sales Manager! He stays busy on his days off by spending time Snowmobiling or Seadooing at his cabin in Steep Rock and cheering on Our Winnipeg Jets! Brandon has a cat named Socks!Brandon started with Birchwood 5 years ago as a detailer and quickly moved up the ranks to Delivery Coordinator, Sales Consultant (Top Sales Award Winner!) and was promoted in 2019 to Sales Manager! He stays busy on his days off by spending time Snowmobiling or Seadooing at his cabin in Steep Rock and cheering on Our Winnipeg Jets! Brandon has a ca...Read More Read Less

Karl  Decksheimer
Karl Decksheimer
Sales Manager

Karl started at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC as a Sales Consultant in October, 2012. He was promoted to Sales Manager in 2017 and has been loving it ever since! When Karl isn’t at the dealership, he is spending time with his Wife of 21 Years, being a “Dancing Dad” to his two daughters, or cheering on his favorite team (The Winnipeg Jets, of course!) with his son. If that doesn’t sound busy enough for you, Karl also has 2 dogs, volunteers for a soup kitchen and somehow still finds time for his favorite hobby, Golfing. Don’t worry, he still finds time to relax in his backyard pool every hot summer day!Karl started at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC as a Sales Consultant in October, 2012. He was promoted to Sales Manager in 2017 and has been loving it ever since! When Karl isn’t at the dealership, he is spending time with his Wife of 21 Years, being a “Dancing Dad” to his two daughters, or cheering on his favorite team (The Winnipeg Jets, ...Read More Read Less

Travis  Bauman
Travis Bauman
Sales Manager

Travis started his career as a Sales Consultant at Birchwood Chevrolet in 2010 and spent time in Sales and Management with our Ford and Toyota stores, before returning to GM as a Sales Manager over 3 years ago. Travis and his wife share 3 children together. They love to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers! Hockey Season is the best season, but Travis also enjoys golfing and watching NFL football.Travis started his career as a Sales Consultant at Birchwood Chevrolet in 2010 and spent time in Sales and Management with our Ford and Toyota stores, before returning to GM as a Sales Manager over 3 years ago. Travis and his wife share 3 children together. They love to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers! Hockey Season is the ...Read More Read Less

Franz  Lopez Videla
Franz Lopez Videla
Sales Consultant

Franz started at Birchwood Automotive Group as a Sales Consultant in September 2014 and is loving it ever since! When Franz isn’t at the dealership, he is spending time with his Wife and 3 active Children; going to ballet, hip pop, swimming or soccer practice. Winter is not the most enjoyable season for Franz as he is "always freezing” but as soon as spring comes by, Franz likes to spend his time outdoors playing Soccer and Softball, camping and of course barbequing Bolivian Style...only on “Charcoal”.Franz started at Birchwood Automotive Group as a Sales Consultant in September 2014 and is loving it ever since! When Franz isn’t at the dealership, he is spending time with his Wife and 3 active Children; going to ballet, hip pop, swimming or soccer practice. Winter is not the most enjoyable season for Franz as he is "always freezing” but as s...Read More Read Less

Jennifer Uruski
Jennifer Uruski
Sales Consultant

Jennifer graduated from the University of Winnipeg in June 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree before purchasing her first Condo and starting her career on the Sales floor at Birchwood GM. She and her 1 year old Husky, Skye, love to take walks in their neighborhood. In her spare time, you can find Jennifer hanging out with friends, going to see movies, and watching or going to Winnipeg Jets games!Jennifer graduated from the University of Winnipeg in June 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree before purchasing her first Condo and starting her career on the Sales floor at Birchwood GM. She and her 1 year old Husky, Skye, love to take walks in their neighborhood. In her spare time, you can find Jennifer hanging out with friends, going to see mov...Read More Read Less

Liam Sobering
Liam Sobering
Sales Consultant

Liam is new to the Sales Team at Birchwood Chevrolet, graduating from Murdoch Mckay Collegiate in 2019, but don’t be fooled by his young age - he is surrounded by family who are in the business, so he knows his cars! Liam has played with the Team Manitoba Football Team 4 times and volunteers his time Coaching. He also enjoys golfing and playing basketball, cheering on The Carolina Panthers and watching The Office. Liam is new to the Sales Team at Birchwood Chevrolet, graduating from Murdoch Mckay Collegiate in 2019, but don’t be fooled by his young age - he is surrounded by family who are in the business, so he knows his cars! Liam has played with the Team Manitoba Football Team 4 times and volunteers his time Coaching. He also enjoys golfing and playing b...Read More Read Less

Mathew  Pilot
Mathew Pilot
Sales Consultant

Looking for a truck? Matt is one of our Truck Specialists here at Birchwood Chev and has been for just about 1 Year! His favorite vehicle is a Corvette, so you could say he specializes in Sports Cars too. Matt is an avid Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan and his favorite NFL team is the Baltimore Ravens. He was once awarded defensive player of the year on his football team, and has also competed across the country in Martial Arts tournaments! Looking for a truck? Matt is one of our Truck Specialists here at Birchwood Chev and has been for just about 1 Year! His favorite vehicle is a Corvette, so you could say he specializes in Sports Cars too. Matt is an avid Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan and his favorite NFL team is the Baltimore Ravens. He was once awarded defensive player of the year on h...Read More Read Less

Matthew  Russo
Matthew Russo
Sales Consultant

Matt has been a member of our Sales Team for 3 years and specializes in Trucks as well as Pre-Owned inventory. He stays busy when hes not at work dirt biking, sledding, hiking, camping and playing guitar. Matt is a country guy, loves country music and travelling to his favorite place - Texas!

Ryan Malzensky
Ryan Malzensky
Sales Consultant

Ryan is one of the newer additions to our sales team at Birchwood, starting in November of 2019, but comes to us with an extensive background in Customer Service, Sales, and Retail Management. In his spare time he loves to go to the lake with his girlfriend and his Puppy Nyla. They take on activities like fishing, snowmobiling, and travelling/adventuring throughout the seasons. He also enjoys playing the drums, which has been a 22 year hobby/passion of his. He watches and plays many sports, and his favorite team is, of course, our Winnipeg Jets!!Ryan is one of the newer additions to our sales team at Birchwood, starting in November of 2019, but comes to us with an extensive background in Customer Service, Sales, and Retail Management. In his spare time he loves to go to the lake with his girlfriend and his Puppy Nyla. They take on activities like fishing, snowmobiling, and travelling/adven...Read More Read Less

Scott  Stevenson
Scott Stevenson
Sales Consultant

Scott has been with Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC for 9 Years and is one of our Truck Specialists. In other words, he knows his stuff! Before he began with us, he was in Powersports Sales & Management. In both roles, he has received Sales Team Leadership awards! Scott is married, has 2 boys and 1 large dog named Kobe. He spends his free time at the Cabin, riding ATV's and Motorcycles, BBQ'ing, and cheering on our teams; The Jets and Bombers! Oh, and the New England Patriots!Scott has been with Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC for 9 Years and is one of our Truck Specialists. In other words, he knows his stuff! Before he began with us, he was in Powersports Sales & Management. In both roles, he has received Sales Team Leadership awards! Scott is married, has 2 boys and 1 large dog named Kobe. He spends his free time at the...Read More Read Less

Vick  Sharma
Vick Sharma
Sales Consultant

Terry  Genik
Terry Genik
Sales Consultant

Terry has been selling General Motors product since 1979. He has been with Birchwood GM for over 25 years. Over the years he has been a member of the Fleet manager's Club for 10 years attaining Gold Level Achievement 6 times. Subsequently, he has been a member of the Sales Marketing Guild for 8 years ranking Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. In the last 7 years Terry was in the top 300 sales consultants in Canada for Sirius/XM subscriptions 6 times. Terry is married to Arlene. He has 2 grown children Misty, a mechanical engineer and Ben, safety officer at Manitoba Hydro. Arlene and Terry have two ginger cats, Mick and Oliver, who are an endless source of activity. Arlene and Terry enjoy boating and fishing on Lake of the Woods and winter vacations in the Caribbean. Terry is currently leasing a 2016 GMC Canyon (to match his boat) and Arlene has a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Terry's dream vehicle is a Sierra Denali, if it is available in green.Terry has been selling General Motors product since 1979. He has been with Birchwood GM for over 25 years. Over the years he has been a member of the Fleet manager's Club for 10 years attaining Gold Level Achievement 6 times. Subsequently, he has been a member of the Sales Marketing Guild for 8 years ranking Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. In the l...Read More Read Less

Kevin Thompson
Kevin Thompson
Commercial Account Manager

After a brief time away from the Birchwood Automotive Group, Kevin has returned to Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC as a Commercial Account Manager. Prior to that, he was employed with the company for 17 Years! Kevin enjoys spending time at his Family Cabin at White Lake in the Whiteshell, and has been going there ever since he was 6 days old! Other hobbys include; golf, fishing, and curling competitively. Kevin was also a member of the Manitoba Water-Skiing Team for 10 Years! After a brief time away from the Birchwood Automotive Group, Kevin has returned to Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC as a Commercial Account Manager. Prior to that, he was employed with the company for 17 Years! Kevin enjoys spending time at his Family Cabin at White Lake in the Whiteshell, and has been going there ever since he was 6 days old! Other h...Read More Read Less

Rob  McNaught
Rob McNaught
Commercial Account Manager
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Stephen  McGlenen
Stephen McGlenen
Commercial Account Manager

Stephen joined the Fleet team here about two years ago as one of our Commercial Account Managers and has been with the group for 22 Years. When not working, you can find him on the Golf Course attempting to get his 2nd ever hole in one! Stephen loves spending time in Phoenix, Arizona and also enjoys eating at International House of Pancakes. Pancakes are his favorite food!Stephen joined the Fleet team here about two years ago as one of our Commercial Account Managers and has been with the group for 22 Years. When not working, you can find him on the Golf Course attempting to get his 2nd ever hole in one! Stephen loves spending time in Phoenix, Arizona and also enjoys eating at International House of Pancakes. Pancak...Read More Read Less

Doug  Buors
Doug Buors
Financial Services Manager

Doug has been with the Birchwood Automotive Group for 7 years, but has been a Finance Manager with our store for 1 year now. He comes to us with a Criminal Justice Degree from Lethbridge Community College, but now he enjoys building relationships with his customers and our lenders. In his free time, Doug enjoys golfing, cheering on his teams; the New England Patriots and Winnipeg Jets, and listening to all types of music. His favorite season is Summer, but when he follows through with his plan of retiring in Arizona, every season will be a great one!Doug has been with the Birchwood Automotive Group for 7 years, but has been a Finance Manager with our store for 1 year now. He comes to us with a Criminal Justice Degree from Lethbridge Community College, but now he enjoys building relationships with his customers and our lenders. In his free time, Doug enjoys golfing, cheering on his teams; the N...Read More Read Less

Judy  Zulak
Judy Zulak
Financial Services Manager

Judy joined our Finance team 1 year ago, but has been a Finance Manager for 16 years. Previous to that, she worked as a receptionist, a service advisor and a sales consultant after receiving a degree in Business Administration. She also has completed numerous training programs within the Finance and Insurance departments and volunteers her time to the Siloam Mission. Judy is happily married and has 3 kids, Cole (17), Keah (10) and Maddex (4). She enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and going to the lake. Judy loves trying new restaurants - her current recommendations are Pizzeria Gusto, Carne and Passero. Judy hopes to be on the Executive team within the Birchwood Automotive Group one day. Judy joined our Finance team 1 year ago, but has been a Finance Manager for 16 years. Previous to that, she worked as a receptionist, a service advisor and a sales consultant after receiving a degree in Business Administration. She also has completed numerous training programs within the Finance and Insurance departments and volunteers her time to ...Read More Read Less

Olena  Sharypova
Olena Sharypova
Office Manager

Olena has been with Birchwood for 7 years and has worked in Sales and Finance before becoming our Office Manager. She is happily married for 33 years, has two sons, one grandson and a cat. Olena loves to spend free time fishing, cheering on the Winnipeg Jets or playing with her grandson. If she could do anything, Olena would travel to Turkey, drive an Audi TT and have more Grandkids! Olena has been with Birchwood for 7 years and has worked in Sales and Finance before becoming our Office Manager. She is happily married for 33 years, has two sons, one grandson and a cat. Olena loves to spend free time fishing, cheering on the Winnipeg Jets or playing with her grandson. If she could do anything, Olena would travel to Turkey, drive...Read More Read Less

Darin  Meakin
Darin Meakin
Fixed Operations Manager

Darin joined the Birchwood Automotive Group when Birchwood Pontiac GMC, merged with Orion Chevrolet in 2009. He started in this industry 30 years ago as a Lot Attendant, has experience as a Service Advisor, Service Manager and is now our Fixed Operations Manager, overseeing our Service and Parts Departments! Darin enjoys playing the guitar and snowmobiling, but his favorite thing to do is spending time on his dock or Pontoon Boat with his wife, son and their dog, Blue. Darin joined the Birchwood Automotive Group when Birchwood Pontiac GMC, merged with Orion Chevrolet in 2009. He started in this industry 30 years ago as a Lot Attendant, has experience as a Service Advisor, Service Manager and is now our Fixed Operations Manager, overseeing our Service and Parts Departments! Darin enjoys playing the guitar and sn...Read More Read Less

Mike  Wilms
Mike Wilms
Service Manager

Mike got his start within the Birchwood Automotive group as a Service Advisor before being promoted to Service Manager. He has a Communications degree from RRC as well as a BA in European History from the U of W. Mike spent 10 years interviewing, travelling, researching and writing a novel based on his Grandfather’s time in Europe during the Second World War and was awarded the Creative Communications Winnipeg Free Press Story of the Year, Published author – The Grain Fields (2015). Mike is married (they eloped!) and has a daughter and a dog. He loves to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets, listening to all types of music and running marathons, just to name a few things! Mike got his start within the Birchwood Automotive group as a Service Advisor before being promoted to Service Manager. He has a Communications degree from RRC as well as a BA in European History from the U of W. Mike spent 10 years interviewing, travelling, researching and writing a novel based on his Grandfather’s time in Europe during the Sec...Read More Read Less

Graeme  Phillips
Graeme Phillips
Assistant Service Manager

Graeme started with us as a Service Advisor and has been with the Dealership for 14 years, he is now our Assistant Service Manager. In his spare time, Graeme enjoys playing hockey and baseball, camping and walking his dog. His favorite movie is Mandalorian.

Albert  Guercio
Albert Guercio
Service Consultant

Albert joined the Service Team as a Consultant 7 Years ago, though he has 10 Years experience in the role. Albert has been awarded from the Service Guild three times; twice with Gold and once with Bronze! He also coaches for the Community Hockey Team and volunteers with the Local 60th Scouts Group. Albert is married and has two boys; 19 and 16 years old who keep him busy. He enjoys spending time at the Cottage in the Summer, cheering on the Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, and if he could go back to Europe (for a third time), he would go again, and again, and again! Albert joined the Service Team as a Consultant 7 Years ago, though he has 10 Years experience in the role. Albert has been awarded from the Service Guild three times; twice with Gold and once with Bronze! He also coaches for the Community Hockey Team and volunteers with the Local 60th Scouts Group. Albert is married and has two boys; 19 and 16 year...Read More Read Less

Alvin  Allard
Alvin Allard
Service Consultant

Alvin is one of our Service Advisors and although he has (only) been at the store for 5 years, he has been in the industry for 40! He is also a dedicated volunteer for Khartum Shriners. Alvin is happily Married to Judy and has 2 Sons, 1 Daughter, 2 High Energy level Border Collies and you can't forget his Grandson! In his spare time, Alvin is a devoted fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Minnesota Vikings and Winnipeg Jets. He also enjoys Barbecuing, spending time on the deck with his Wife, playing with the dogs and going on Road trips!Alvin is one of our Service Advisors and although he has (only) been at the store for 5 years, he has been in the industry for 40! He is also a dedicated volunteer for Khartum Shriners. Alvin is happily Married to Judy and has 2 Sons, 1 Daughter, 2 High Energy level Border Collies and you can't forget his Grandson! In his spare time, Alvin is a dev...Read More Read Less

Christina  Goulet
Christina Goulet
Accesories Sales Coordinator

Christina started with the Birchwood Automotive Group as a First Impressions Representative before joining Chevrolet as our Internal Service Advisor/Accessories Sales Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys watching hockey (Winnipeg Jets!), spending time at the lake in the summer, hiking and going to concerts. Christina enjoys a variety of music; country, hip hop and rap are her favorites. Currently, she is saving up for a down payment for her first home and hopes to take business courses in the future to further educate herself! Christina started with the Birchwood Automotive Group as a First Impressions Representative before joining Chevrolet as our Internal Service Advisor/Accessories Sales Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys watching hockey (Winnipeg Jets!), spending time at the lake in the summer, hiking and going to concerts. Christina enjoys a variety of music;...Read More Read Less

Daniel  Vanderhooft
Daniel Vanderhooft
Accessories Sales Advisor

Daniel has been with Birchwood for a year and a half, and his job as Accessory Sales Advisor could not be a more perfect fit. He has always had a passion for customized vehicles and happy customers. He will always sit down and spend the time talking with his customers about what they want over a cup of coffee, or hot chocolate! When Daniel is not at the dealership he can be found spending time with his wife and 3 girls, or fueling his passion for cars by watching his favorite YouTube Channels (about cars)!Daniel has been with Birchwood for a year and a half, and his job as Accessory Sales Advisor could not be a more perfect fit. He has always had a passion for customized vehicles and happy customers. He will always sit down and spend the time talking with his customers about what they want over a cup of coffee, or hot chocolate! When Daniel is not a...Read More Read Less

Jerry  Hamm
Jerry Hamm
Service Consultant

Jerry has been a Service Advisor at the store for 5 Years and just received GM's Elite Gold Award! Jerry is happily married and enjoys spending time with his wife and their family. He also enjoys travelling and being out at the lake.

John  Purington
John Purington
Service Consultant

Jordan  Stern
Jordan Stern
Service Consultant

Jordan has been a member of the Service Advisor team for 2 years, but has been at the store for closer to 6. He enjoys playing the guitar, the drums and has a cat. Jordan can be found in his free time watching his favorite teams, The Jets and The Canucks, while eating his favorite food, Pizza from Little Pizza Heaven!

Rick  Beilman
Rick Beilman
Service Consultant

Rick has been a Service Consultant with Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC for 6 Years and received a Bronze Award by GM Canada for 2019! When not hard at work, Rick enjoys hanging out with his cat, cheering on the Winnipeg Jets and listening to Rock music. His favorite season is Summer and favorite food would have to be Italian!

Jamie  Martin
Jamie Martin
Parts Manager

Jamie came to us from Part Source and has been with here at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC for 10 Years now. He was promoted to Parts Manager and was awarded with the 2019 GM Parts Manager Guild Gold Award. Jamie is married with 1 son and enjoys cheering on the Winnipeg Jets, listening to all types of music, watching Seinfeld and travelling to Las Vegas!Jamie came to us from Part Source and has been with here at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC for 10 Years now. He was promoted to Parts Manager and was awarded with the 2019 GM Parts Manager Guild Gold Award. Jamie is married with 1 son and enjoys cheering on the Winnipeg Jets, listening to all types of music, watching Seinfeld and travelling to Las ...Read More Read Less

Cody  Schneider
Cody Schneider
Assistant Parts Manager

Cody started at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC as a Shipper/Receiver in October, 2011. He was promoted to Parts Consultant in 2012 and to Assistant Parts Manager in February 2019. When not at work, Cody spends his time with his wife, Chantal, and their daughter Aubrey. They are currently awaiting the arrival of their 2nd daughter, Luna, who is due May 13th! When time allows, Cody enjoys golfing, collecting video games and watching movies with his Family. Cody started at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC as a Shipper/Receiver in October, 2011. He was promoted to Parts Consultant in 2012 and to Assistant Parts Manager in February 2019. When not at work, Cody spends his time with his wife, Chantal, and their daughter Aubrey. They are currently awaiting the arrival of their 2nd daughter, Luna, who is due M...Read More Read Less

Bruce  Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins
Parts Consultant

Bruce started in the Automotive Industry in 1976 with Carter Motors as a delivery driver and joined the Birchwood Automotive Group when we merged with Orion Chevrolet in 2009. Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife, Diane and their two lovely daughters; Lisa and Katie. In his younger days, Bruce was an avid snowmobiler, and he still enjoys getting out on the golf course!Bruce started in the Automotive Industry in 1976 with Carter Motors as a delivery driver and joined the Birchwood Automotive Group when we merged with Orion Chevrolet in 2009. Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife, Diane and their two lovely daughters; Lisa and Katie. In his younger days, Bruce was an avid snowmobiler, and he still enjoys gettin...Read More Read Less

Ed  Paczynski
Ed Paczynski
Parts Consultant

Ed started his career as a Parts Consultant in 1996, and has been on the Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC Parts Team for 12 Years now. When not at work, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife of 35 Years!

John  Klimack
John Klimack
Parts Consultant

John has been a Parts Consultant for 8 Years and specializes in Retail as well as Wholesale Parts. In 2019, John was Certified with the Parts Consultant Advanced Program. Previously, he was the Parts Manager for Gillis Garage in Elie, and prior to that he was the General Manager at Riverton Co-op. John is married and enjoys Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, Gardening and Trap Shooting. He is a member of Masons of Manitoba AF & AM, Harley Owners Group, Manitoba Wildlife Federation and the Coalition for Firearms Rights. John has been a Parts Consultant for 8 Years and specializes in Retail as well as Wholesale Parts. In 2019, John was Certified with the Parts Consultant Advanced Program. Previously, he was the Parts Manager for Gillis Garage in Elie, and prior to that he was the General Manager at Riverton Co-op. John is married and enjoys Motorcycles, Snowmobiles...Read More Read Less

Morghan  Lundgren
Morghan Lundgren
Parts Consultant

Paul  Saunders
Paul Saunders
Shipper/Receiver

It's hard to believe Paul joined us as our Shipper/Receiver 1 year ago! He is responsible for all of the parts that come in and go out through the dealership. If that doesn't keep him busy enough, Paul has 4 children who also keep him on his toes. He enjoys pool, hockey, baseball and cheering on his favorite sports teams; the Colorado Avalanche and New England Patriots. His dream car would be a 1974 Challenger.It's hard to believe Paul joined us as our Shipper/Receiver 1 year ago! He is responsible for all of the parts that come in and go out through the dealership. If that doesn't keep him busy enough, Paul has 4 children who also keep him on his toes. He enjoys pool, hockey, baseball and cheering on his favorite sports teams; the Colorado Avalanche and...Read More Read Less

Richard Dorge
Richard Dorge
Parts Driver

Zack  Feitsma
Zack Feitsma
Parts Consultant

Zack has been a member of our Parts team for over a year already and comes to us with experience from Part Source and Napa. He aspires to grow into a Management position at Birchwood. Zack has a hyper dog and hyper cat and a Fiance who he will be marrying in September 2020! He enjoys cheering for his favorite team, the Vancouver Canuks, and listening to his favorite band, Rush!Zack has been a member of our Parts team for over a year already and comes to us with experience from Part Source and Napa. He aspires to grow into a Management position at Birchwood. Zack has a hyper dog and hyper cat and a Fiance who he will be marrying in September 2020! He enjoys cheering for his favorite team, the Vancouver Canuks, and listeni...Read More Read Less

Katy  Hallock
Katy Hallock
Administration Manager

Katy started with Birchwood Automotive Group in 2013 as a Sales Admin and joined our store in September 2018. She spends her free time snowmobiling, quading and hanging out and watching hockey (Tampa Bay Lightning!) with her husband RJ and their two boys, Ayden and Liam. Katy enjoys playing soccer, loves the fall and dreams of vacationing in Hawaii one day!Katy started with Birchwood Automotive Group in 2013 as a Sales Admin and joined our store in September 2018. She spends her free time snowmobiling, quading and hanging out and watching hockey (Tampa Bay Lightning!) with her husband RJ and their two boys, Ayden and Liam. Katy enjoys playing soccer, loves the fall and dreams of vacationing in Hawaii...Read More Read Less

Joanna  Tymchuk
Joanna Tymchuk
Administration Manager

Joanna started with Birchwood Automotive Group as a member of the First Impressions team in 2006. She joined the team at Birchwood GM in 2006 and has held various roles within the store including Service Cashier and Sales Administrator, most recently, and currently our Service Administration Manager. Rumor has it, it is her love for Camaro’s that’s kept her here so long! Joanna is happily married to Terry and has two amazing son’s, Colton and Everett, whom she loves to watch grow up. Between the kids, Joanna keeps busy with her three dogs, helping out with her sisters business, family events, swimming and soccer! When she has some downtime, you can find her in her favorite place (at home!) on the couch watching Netflix or Game of Thrones.Joanna started with Birchwood Automotive Group as a member of the First Impressions team in 2006. She joined the team at Birchwood GM in 2006 and has held various roles within the store including Service Cashier and Sales Administrator, most recently, and currently our Service Administration Manager. Rumor has it, it is her love for Camaro’s that...Read More Read Less

Carrie  Derksen
Carrie Derksen
Sales Administrator

Carrie started at the dealership in 2014 as a Sales Administrator, went into Sales at Birchwood Chevrolet and is now working alongside our Used Car Manager buying and appraising Pre-Owned vehicles. She is an avid Disney fan and has been to Disneyland 7 times! Carrie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Shaun, going to the drag races together and walking their dog, Duntov. Carrie started at the dealership in 2014 as a Sales Administrator, went into Sales at Birchwood Chevrolet and is now working alongside our Used Car Manager buying and appraising Pre-Owned vehicles. She is an avid Disney fan and has been to Disneyland 7 times! Carrie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Shaun, going to the drag races together and...Read More Read Less

Stacey  Coutts
Stacey Coutts
Service Administrator

Stacey started with our Service Administration team in September, 2013. She has experience in cashiering, dispatching as well as warranty administration. Stacey is a Diabetic, but stays strong with help from her biggest protector, her 12 year old son Lincoln, who is the light of her life. They love to travel, watch Disney movies (Moana and The Lion King) and hanging out with friends. Stacey also has a love for Turtles, which is obvious if you have ever seen her Chevy Trax rolling down the street decked out in Pink Rims and Turtle Decals!Stacey started with our Service Administration team in September, 2013. She has experience in cashiering, dispatching as well as warranty administration. Stacey is a Diabetic, but stays strong with help from her biggest protector, her 12 year old son Lincoln, who is the light of her life. They love to travel, watch Disney movies (Moana and The Lion...Read More Read Less

Kayla  Kerr
Kayla Kerr
Service Administrator

You can find Kayla at the service reception desk, she is our Service Administrator and has been since July 2018. She is the reason there is always a bucket of candy or treats at the front desk along with “snazzy” pens to go with each season. Kayla is a mom to two, 3 if you include Jeff (her kitten!). Grease is an all time favorite, along with any musicals and of course the Backstreet Boys (World Tour 2019!). She is also an ultimate Greys Anatomy fan! You can find Kayla at the service reception desk, she is our Service Administrator and has been since July 2018. She is the reason there is always a bucket of candy or treats at the front desk along with “snazzy” pens to go with each season. Kayla is a mom to two, 3 if you include Jeff (her kitten!). Grease is an all time favorite, along with a...Read More Read Less

Sherry  Cortes
Sherry Cortes
Service Cashier

You will find Sherry behind the Service desk most Saturday's, she is one of our Service Cashier/Administrators and is currently working part time while she attends the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba to become a Nurse Practitioner. She hopes to one day be accepted into Med School to become a Doctor. Sherry has a love for the automotive industry, her favorite vehicle is the Mitsubishi Evolution 6. When she is not at work or school, she is likely out Cruising, cheering on the Winnipeg Jets or reading. Sherry has 2 cats and loves a Double Double Steeped Tea from Tim's!You will find Sherry behind the Service desk most Saturday's, she is one of our Service Cashier/Administrators and is currently working part time while she attends the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba to become a Nurse Practitioner. She hopes to one day be accepted into Med School to become a Doctor. Sherry has a love for the automo...Read More Read Less

Karen  Clarke
Karen Clarke
Customer Experience Manager

Our Customer Experience Manager, Karen, is responsible for overseeing a proper delivery process for all New and Pre-owned vehicles. She comes to us with a Bachelor of Music/Education from the University of Manitoba as well as volunteer experience at the Children’s Hospital St Vital Book Market and with Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. In her free time, you can find Karen doing Taekwondo or enjoying her favorite season – Winter! Our Customer Experience Manager, Karen, is responsible for overseeing a proper delivery process for all New and Pre-owned vehicles. She comes to us with a Bachelor of Music/Education from the University of Manitoba as well as volunteer experience at the Children’s Hospital St Vital Book Market and with Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. In her free time...Read More Read Less

Neil  Ruffell
Neil Ruffell
Sales Consultant

Neil has been with us for two years and has recently started a new role as a Sales Consultant. He was previously a delivery coordinator, so he knows his GM product! His favorite vehicle is the 2021 GMC Yukon, and he enjoys helping his clients find the perfect car, truck or SUV! Neil moved here from the East Coast, but still loves to travel home. During his free time, he likes to watch The Office and That 70's Show.Neil has been with us for two years and has recently started a new role as a Sales Consultant. He was previously a delivery coordinator, so he knows his GM product! His favorite vehicle is the 2021 GMC Yukon, and he enjoys helping his clients find the perfect car, truck or SUV! Neil moved here from the East Coast, but still loves to travel home. Du...Read More Read Less

Laura  Greer
Laura Greer
Marketing Coordinator

Laura started with us in 2010 and has held various roles in the store including Sales Admin, Admin Manager, and Internal Advisor. She is now responsible for the stores Marketing and Merchandising and heads up the yearly United Way Campaign within the store. Laura enjoys spending time with her son, Brooks, and cheering her Husband on at the Dirt Track Races (Go 5G!). If she isn’t at work on a hot summer day, you’re most likely to find her poolside in her backyard!Laura started with us in 2010 and has held various roles in the store including Sales Admin, Admin Manager, and Internal Advisor. She is now responsible for the stores Marketing and Merchandising and heads up the yearly United Way Campaign within the store. Laura enjoys spending time with her son, Brooks, and cheering her Husband on at the Dirt Tra...Read More Read Less

Ryan  Kolmel
Ryan Kolmel
Special Projects

Ryan has worked in the Automotive Industry for 20+ Years, over half of those being with Birchwood Automotive Group. He is currently our Special Projects Manager where he uses skills he’s developed from previous positions as General Manager, Financial Services Manager and Sales Manager to coach our team and implement best practices, among many other tasks! Ryan is married to Leslie, and has two sons, Ethan and Axel and a Pomeranian named Sparky. Ryan has a passion for wood working and even has a shop at home where he can express his creativity. He donates the proceeds from his work to local charities! Ryan has worked in the Automotive Industry for 20+ Years, over half of those being with Birchwood Automotive Group. He is currently our Special Projects Manager where he uses skills he’s developed from previous positions as General Manager, Financial Services Manager and Sales Manager to coach our team and implement best practices, among many oth...Read More Read Less

Zaila  Khan
Zaila Khan
Business Development Consultant

Zaila started with us in 2019 as our Business Development Specialist and is responsible for managing our customer’s Warranties as well as developing customer contact programs. She comes to Birchwood with 30 years previously as an Advisor in the Financial Services industry. When not at work, Zaila not only enjoys being on her volleyball, soccer and dance teams but mostly spending time with her two kids and loved ones. She loves to travel – and although would love to have one day visited every country in the Caribbean, for now she is dedicating every summer to finding a new place in beautiful Manitoba that she hasn’t been to before (she raves about Pisew Falls!) Zaila started with us in 2019 as our Business Development Specialist and is responsible for managing our customer’s Warranties as well as developing customer contact programs. She comes to Birchwood with 30 years previously as an Advisor in the Financial Services industry. When not at work, Zaila not only enjoys being on her volleyball, soccer an...Read More Read Less

Sothea  Moeun
Sothea Moeun
Autospa Manager

Sothea joined the Birchwood Automotive Group in 2011. He started as a detailer at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC and Sothea has worked in several different positions in the group as a Sales Consultant at Birchwood Honda West and Assistant Wholesale Manager at UVS. Sothea now oversees our Detail department! When Sothea is not working you can find him playing basketball with friends and spending time with his Fiancé. Sothea joined the Birchwood Automotive Group in 2011. He started as a detailer at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC and Sothea has worked in several different positions in the group as a Sales Consultant at Birchwood Honda West and Assistant Wholesale Manager at UVS. Sothea now oversees our Detail department! When Sothea is not working you can find him...Read More Read Less

Anthony  Samaniego
Anthony Samaniego
Service Detailer
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Anthony joined Birchwood automotive group in March of 2016. He started off as a detailer at the Birchwood Reconditioning Centre before joining the Auto Spa here. Anthony is now working part time in our detail department and also goes to school in hopes of getting his degree in Supply Chain Management. When Anthony is not at work or school, you can find him flying his drone with his friends and spending time with his family.Anthony joined Birchwood automotive group in March of 2016. He started off as a detailer at the Birchwood Reconditioning Centre before joining the Auto Spa here. Anthony is now working part time in our detail department and also goes to school in hopes of getting his degree in Supply Chain Management. When Anthony is not at work or school, you can ...Read More Read Less

Arthur  Cordeiro
Arthur Cordeiro
Service Detailer
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Arthur Started with us in the Spring of 2019. He is currently one of our detailers, but Arthur has held many Positions within our company such as Tire Storage Coordinator, Drive Thru Attendant, Parts Delivery Driver and Vehicle Photographer. In his free time Arthur enjoys watching anime and playing video games.

Curtis  Smylski
Curtis Smylski
Service Detailer
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Curtis has been a member of the detail team for almost 2 years and specializes in polishing. He enjoys hockey and golfing, cheers for the Winnipeg Jets and won his Beer League Championship in 2019. Curtis also likes to watch Impractical Jokers and aspires to one day be a 'House Husband'

Eric Patiag
Eric Patiag
Service Detailer

Eric joined the Birchwood Automotive Group in February 2018 as a Detailer for the Birchwood Reconditioning Center before joining the Auto Spa at Chev in October of 2019. Prior to moving to Canada, Eric worked at the Nissan Car Assembly where he installed engine harnesses, interior dashboards, door wiring and more. He loves to spend time with his wife and 3 kids, they enjoy singing together and hanging out with their cute chihuahua and grey fat cat.Eric joined the Birchwood Automotive Group in February 2018 as a Detailer for the Birchwood Reconditioning Center before joining the Auto Spa at Chev in October of 2019. Prior to moving to Canada, Eric worked at the Nissan Car Assembly where he installed engine harnesses, interior dashboards, door wiring and more. He loves to spend time with his wi...Read More Read Less

Franz  Millarez
Franz Millarez
Service Detailer
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Franz started with us in 2013 and has held various roles within the company including Parts Advisor, and currently Detailer. He is currently one of our Senior Detailers and coaches the team with the knowledge he has gained from his experience here. When he's not working, Franz loves to play basketball and playing computer games.

Gregg  Sta. Rita
Gregg Sta. Rita
Detailer
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Gregg started his career with Birchwood Automotive group in 2015. He worked as a detailer at the Birchwood Reconditioning Centre, before joining the detail team at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC in August of 2019 and enjoys working here. Gregg has 2 daughters. In his spare time he likes to watch videos on YouTube and edit his own videos. Gregg also loves to play online video games on his laptop. If the weather is nice, you can find him flying his drone, remote controlled helicopter and racing drone.Gregg started his career with Birchwood Automotive group in 2015. He worked as a detailer at the Birchwood Reconditioning Centre, before joining the detail team at Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC in August of 2019 and enjoys working here. Gregg has 2 daughters. In his spare time he likes to watch videos on YouTube and edit his own videos. Gregg also ...Read More Read Less

Noah   Peterson
Noah Peterson
Detailer

Noah started at Birchwood 2 Years ago, and has been our XPEL installer for 1 Year. He is responsible for printing and applying paint protection film and decals specific to each Year/Make/Model vehicle! He loves to play hockey and golf in his free time and hangout with his dog. Noah aspires to one day open his own shop.

Pearce Windsor-Brown
Pearce Windsor-Brown
Detailer

Pearce joined our team in the Spring of 2019. He is a full time detailer and he also takes pictures of our new and pre-owned inventory for the Birchwood GM website. He enjoys playing video games and making graphics in his spare time.

Sam  Moung
Sam Moung
Service Detailer
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Sam has been with the Birchwood Automotive Group for over 6 years and is currently working on our detail team. His favorite part about the job is seeing the customer satisfaction of the work he and his team does. Sam enjoy photography, spending time with family and traveling.

Jayson  Carandang
Jayson Carandang
Lot Manager
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Jayson has been with the store for 3 years and currently holds the title of Lot Manager, responsible for overseeing our Lot Team and making sure the lot is in tip top shape! Jayson moved to Canada from the Philippines and is married to Maria, whom he has 3 children with. Jayson has a passion for cooking and baking, and boy, can he bake!

Eugene  Moises
Eugene Moises
Sales Lot Attendant

Eugene has been a member of our Lot Team since 2019 and is responsible for moving, parking and displaying our new and used car inventory. He especially enjoys his job in the Spring (his favorite season!). Eugene enjoys spending time with his wife and watching TV.

Jiapu Zhang
Jiapu Zhang
Sales Lot Attendant

Jiapu, or Alvin as we call him, joined the store in 2019 and always has a smile and a hi for everyone he passes by! He comes to us with a Bachelor Degree from the University of Winnipeg as well as volunteer experience at various welfare houses in Downtown Winnipeg! Alvin is married and has a chinchilla and enjoys soccer, badminton and playing the Piano! Jiapu, or Alvin as we call him, joined the store in 2019 and always has a smile and a hi for everyone he passes by! He comes to us with a Bachelor Degree from the University of Winnipeg as well as volunteer experience at various welfare houses in Downtown Winnipeg! Alvin is married and has a chinchilla and enjoys soccer, badminton and playing the P...Read More Read Less

Leeky  Li
Leeky Li
Sales Lot Attendant

Leeky joined our Lot Team in the Summer of 2019 and came to us with experience detailing vehicles. She is Married and has one dog, and loves to snowboard and play pool. Leeky's favorite vehicle is the Audi R8 and her favorite place to travel is Disney World!

Richard  Couzens
Richard Couzens
Service Lot Attendant
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Shayne  Rankin
Shayne Rankin
General Manager

Shayne started with Birchwood Automotive Group 17 years ago as a summer student from Asper School of Business. Throughout the years he has worked in various different roles at various manufacturers within the group including Honda, Saturn, General Motors, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan. Shayne spends most of his free time with his beautiful wife Rachel and two young girls, Addyson and Harper, who keep him on his toes. Shayne grew up in the charming little Town of Killarney Manitoba, and if you ask him nicely, he might just tell you a few stories of his misspent youth there..Shayne started with Birchwood Automotive Group 17 years ago as a summer student from Asper School of Business. Throughout the years he has worked in various different roles at various manufacturers within the group including Honda, Saturn, General Motors, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan. Shayne spends most of his free time with his beautiful wife Rache...Read More Read Less