Murray Chevrolet Staff

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Murray Financial Services

Josh Fox
Financial Services Manager- Murray Financial Services

Corey Schleining
Sales Consultant- Murray Financial Services
204-261-6200 ext 1131

Dan Murray
Dealer Principal
261-6200 ext 1010

Dan Murray is a third generation Murray in the automotive industry. Growing up in the car business, Dan has done everything from sweeping shop floors to answering the reception phones at the family business in Brandon.

Dan has been active in the car automotive industry since acquiring a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba in 1982. Dan is married to Kelly and they have four children together. Dan enjoys an active lifestyle and has been a private pilot since 1982.

Corinne Campbell
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1053

Corinne started working with the Murray Automotive Group in 1990 and moved to Murray Chevrolet Winnipeg in 2000. She received her CGA designation in 1993. Corinne feels very fortunate to be part of such a reputable group, and is passionate about evaluating our processes to ensure we are continually improving the experiences for both our customers and employees.

Away from work, Corinne enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, travelling, exercising and reading.

Her favourite saying is: "You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give." Corinne tries to give back through her volunteering efforts with PEO ( Philanthropic Education Organization), a group that assists women in advancing their education through scholarships, grants, awards and loans.

Cathy Lee Kay
Director of First Impressions
(204) 261-6200

Cathy has been creating smiles and providing great customer experiences for the Murray team since October of 1994; 2014 marked her twenty-year anniversary with the Murray family! Her favourite thing by far about being here is the people - she adores her customers and fellow colleagues. As lead receptionist, Cathy has developed training material and instructs all of our reception staff.

Cathy is the mother of three and a new grandma to Maia and Stella. Outside the dealership, Cathy loves to read, listen to music, go to the movies, and her favourite, walking. "I'm like a mailman," she says, walking winter, spring, summer and fall.

Fun fact: Cathy was with the Armed Forces for six years, and is a retired drill sergeant!

Jim Chewka
General Sales Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1104

Jim started working with Dan Murray in 1988, and previously worked three years with him at Carters. He has been selling cars since he was 18; this year marks 33 years in sales in the auto industry. Jim has received many awards and recognitions; the best is a heartfelt "thank you" from a happy customer.

Jim's ride is the Chevrolet Avalanche. He has been driving Avalanches since they arrived without the cladding, and is currently driving the last ones to be built.

Jim grew up on a farm southeast of Roblin, Manitoba, and moved to the big city when he was 18. Jim is a busy father of two, enjoys family time, the great outdoors, working in the yard, and making attempts at his culinary techniques. "Sometimes we end up having to order pizza".

Mitch Murray
Sales Manager

Trina Burns
Sales Manager

Ian McIntyre
Sales Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1102

Ian joined the Murray team as our new sales manager in August 2014. He has been in the automotive industry since 2005, and spent seven years with AutoTown KIA prior to joining us at the dealership.

Outside of work, Ian loves spending time with his family, as well as golf, hockey, and fishing.

Stefan Zhanel
Sales Manager
204-261-6200 ext. 1042

Stefan joined the company in 2010. He began with the company at the reception desk and has since worked in PDI, as a sales assistant and as a sales person for 5 years and now as a Financial Services Manager. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Management from the W. P. Carey School of business at Arizona State University and a Bachelor's of Arts in Integrated Studies combining Economics, Management and Sociology from the University of Manitoba. He is a card carrying member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honours Society available to those graduating with a Masters or Phd in any discipline and must be both in the top 10% of their class and with a GPA above 4.0. Members include several Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, Supreme Court Justices, Presidents and Members of Congress. He is also a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honours Society available to those graduating with a Masters or Phd from a ranked Business School in the top 20% of their class and invited by a faculty member.  

Stefan has consulted in the fields of; sales, sales management, sales process design, marketing, logistics and supply chain management. He has consulted for a variety of companies including but not limited to; NMG Aerospace in Tempe Arizona, Follow Productions in New York City, The Mayo Clinic Organization with several locations in the USA, and Reh-Fit Fitness Centre in Winnipeg.

Stefan also speaks four languages fluently and enjoys playing golf at every available opportunity. He has been and continues to be a member at Niakwa Golf and Country Club since the age of 13.

Cheryl McDermott
Sales Manager CRM/BDC
(204) 261 6200 ext. 1107

Cheryl joined Murray Chevrolet 13 years ago. Cheryl's ride is the 2018 Chevrolet Red Line Edition Equinox. 

She has three children, Connor, McKenzie, and Taylor, all who are attending Post-Secondary Education. Cheryl loves to read, cook, and spend time with her dogs, Dixie, Jessie, and Poppy. 

Fun fact: When she was young, her career goal was to go into criminology and become an FBI agent. These days, she's affectionately known as the RCMP of CRM.

Rachael Swift
Parts Manager
204-261-6200 ext. 1303

Kelly Waddell
Body Shop Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1253

Kelly has been with Murray Chevrolet for four years, and in the automotive industry itself for 25. He began his career as a parts driver at a local dealership and worked his way up at various companies until joining the Murray family in 2011. Kelly's ride is a 2013 Silverado LT 4x4 crew cab.

Kelly is married and is a father of three awesome boys. His family is his greatest accomplishment -
with Murray's being a close second! Golf is a huge part of Kelly's life, as well as taking care of his "plantation." (His yard.) He's an avid fan of the Winnipeg Jets and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Nothing makes Kelly's day better than being able to make people smile, so when not doing it at home, he loves being able to do it at Murray's every day.

Kelly Scott
Service Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1260

Kelly has been with Murray Automotive Group since September 1986. He moved to Winnipeg in 1999 and has been with Murray Chevrolet Winnipeg since August of 1999 for a combined total of over 27 years. 

The dealership has won many awards, including the Circle of Excellence as well as The President's Triple Crown on many occasions. On a personal basis, Kelly has qualified in the Service Consultants Guild at levels Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Kelly's ride is the 2014 Equinox LT AWD.

Kelly is a family man with a son and daughter as well as 2 step sons.

Kelly enjoys travelling and is an avid pet person. He loves all kinds of sports. In his spare time Kelly is out supporting his children in their sports activities as well as many local sports teams. He is a Winnipeg Jets season ticket holder and an avid Jets fan. Fun fact: Kelly LOVES rollercoasters, and has ridden the most extreme ones he can find in Wisconsin, Vegas, Minneapolis, Edmonton and more. His dream would be to ride every rollercoaster in the world!

Amber Waller
Marketing Manager

Amber joined the Murray marketing team in 2008, coming from a background in operations management, account management, and art. She currently works on marketing, advertising, event and website management functions for the dealership. She also works on joint endeavours for the Murray Auto Group and Waverley Automall.

Amber always welcomes feedback, ideas, or anyone who simply wants to get in touch; feel free to drop her a line, e-mail her or find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Val Vandal
Financial Services Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1046

Valerie joined Murray Chevrolet in July 1999. She has been in the Automotive industry since 1992. Until 2002, Valerie was a Lease Renewal Manager, then switched to Financial Services. She enjoys helping customers finance and protect their vehicle purchases.

Valerie is married with 2 grown children. She enjoys time at the lake and vacationing to warmer climates in the winter.

Joe Pedreira
Business Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1043

Joe has been a leading member of the Murray team for over 11 years. Starting off a sales professional, Joe's experience and leadership naturally evolved into a management position. With a commitment to customer satisfaction, Joe strives to motivate and develop our sales team to provide an ideal shopping experience and comfortable atmosphere for guests visiting our dealership. Joe drives a Malibu LTZ.

Darlene Stewart
Financial Services Manager
204 261-6200 ext. 262

Darlene joined Murray's in October 2012. Her experience in the automotive industry is short compared to many. Darlene started in the industry in April 2011, entering as a financial services manager after a lengthy career in the banking industry.

Darlene's ride is a 2014 Equinox 2LT FWD, and she loves it.

Darlene has 2 adult sons and two beautiful grandchildren. Outside the dealership, her interests include travelling, spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys walking with her dog, Maggie, going to the movies, and working out.

Carla Schillaci
Business Manager
204-261-6200 ext. 1044

Cameron McPhail
Financial Services Manager

Cam is thrilled to join the revered team here at Murray Chevrolet after making the move to Winnipeg from Vancouver and the team at Murray GM Abbotsford. Raised in Brandon, his first job as a kid was working as a lot attendant and car washer at Murray GM Brandon. His favorite things about the car business are the joy of meeting interesting new people every day, and the rush he gets from helping his clients find a vehicle that suits their needs, wants and budget! Buying a car a is a big investment and can be a daunting experience, and he's thrilled to help in any way he can.

When he's not at the dealership, Cam can usually be found either 1) in one of Clear Lake Golf Course's drop areas, 2) chasing around his (almost 2 year old) son Johnnie to prevent him from breaking something 3) barbequing or 4) cruising Portage Ave. on Sunday nights impressing people with his '16 "Salsa Red" Chevy Spark 2LT Manual. His wife Catherine is ready to upgrade her SUV and anxiously awaits the arrival of the 2018 Traverse High Country.

Cam has a degree in Economics and Geography from University of British Columbia and a Masters from Yale University in New Haven, CT. He's a proud member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Order of Omega honors society.

Timm Slaney
Fleet Sales Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1128

Timm has been an active member of our sales team since the summer of 2001.

Holding a B.Sc. from Carlton University, Timm is also T.M.I. certified, serves on the Board of Director for BBB (Better Business Bureau) and the Deer Lodge Hospital Foundation.

During Timm's free time he enjoys traveling and collecting wines. Timm loves he handling and performance of his Cadillac ATS Performance Sedan

Gary Garrioch
Pre-Owned Buyer / Appraiser
204 261 6200

Gary has been with Murray's for five years, coming to us from Adessa Auto Auctions, where he was fleet and lease manager for four years. Outside of working at the dealership, Gary enjoys hunting and golfing.

John Puchniak
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1114

John started with Murray Chevrolet in 2005. He has been a gold member of General Motors Sales & Marketing guild since 2006. He also finished in the top ten sales for the Murray Auto Group in Canada since 2009.

John's ride is the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze as well as a 2013 Chevy Equinox.

John was born and raised in Winnipeg. He graduated from St. Paul's High School in 1990. He received his BA from the U of M in 1993 and also holds a private pilot's license.

John's favourite pastime is travelling. He owns a time share in Florida, and has travelled with his family to Disneyworld for the past 10 years. Plans for future travel include Hawaii, Mexico and cruising.

Mike Richardson
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1119

Mike has been a productive member of our sales staff since 1997. Outside of work, Mike enjoys running, traveling south in the winter, and relaxing by the pool in the summer. Mike is also a passionate fan of the Winnipeg Jets and the Minnesota Vikings!

"I enjoy meeting new people every day and also dealing with my many returning customers and their friends and family"- Mike Richardson

Craig Pucely
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1110

Craig joined Murray Chevrolet in February of 2001. With his previous career as well as current, he has a total of 25 years in Sales. Craig has been in the General Motors Sales Marketing Guild for a total of 12 years, eleven years at Gold and one year at Silver. He specializes in both new and used vehicles. He also has been Top Ten with the Murray Auto Group for 4 years. Craig had the opportunity to attend the Ron Fellows Corvette Racing school in Parump, Nevada  to drive and learn about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.

Craig's ride is a white Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid with chrome boards, tonneau cover, chrome mirror caps, after market grill & tail lights and gator backs.

In his spare time Craig enjoys the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping for about 25-30 days per summer. His travels have taken him to campgrounds in Ontario and Northern Manitoba. He also enjoys golf.

Teddy Edwards
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1127

Teddy has been with Murray's for over ten years, contributing to the sales team since 2004. Prior to joining the dealership, he worked for over six years in sales at Future Shop, and managed Kinney's Shoes for six years before that. He moved to Winnipeg from Grenada - the "spice island" of the Caribbean - in 1981.

Always sporting a smile, Teddy's customers not only leave with a new vehicle but feel great about their shopping experience.

Outside of work, Teddy is a huge soccer and basketball fan (Lakers all the way!), and he loves to golf and shoot pool. One of his biggest dreams is to visit Europe, but so far, his favourite memory is standing on top of the Empire State Building and looking down; a truly unique experience.

Jamie Erb
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 Ext 1113

Jamie has been in the automotive industry for 12 years, all with Murray Chevrolet. He has been in the Sales Marketing Guild for 11 consecutive years, achieving Gold for 2013. Jamie is in the top 10 for the Murray Automotive Group. His current ride is a 2012 Cruze and a 2011 Equinox. In his spare time he loves to golf as well as coach hockey.

Dennis Holmes
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1112

Dennis has been in the automotive business for 43 years and with Murray Chevrolet for over 5 years.

He has a very active lifestyle, rollerblading, cycling and running marathons.

Dennis also has a passion for old cars.

Ray Reimer
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1121

Ray started with Murray's in 1995 and has enjoyed many years of success selling vehicles of all shapes and sizes from the Geo Metro to the H2 Hummer. Over the years, Ray had achieved Bronze and Silver award levels in the General Motors Sales Marketing Guild.
Ray's ride is the Chevrolet Silverado, the longest lasting truck on the road." As you know, women love to name their vehicles; my wife calls my truck "Cletus."

Some of Ray's hobbies include construction/renovating, landscaping, travelling, camping, biking and quadding.

"Working at Murray's these past 19 years has taught me how to work hard to have my customers as pleased with their new vehicle as I am with mine."

Tanner Franklin
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1126

Tanner is a young professional who has recently joined our sales team. He is a graduate of Commerce and Finance from Red River College and prides himself by providing excellent customer service.

Tanner aspires to become a sales manager in the future, and in his spare time he enjoys snowmobiling and working on classic cars with his father.

Liam Li
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1118

Liam is a new addition to what he considers the best dealership family, Murray Chevrolet. Liam is bilingual and can speak, read and write fluently in English and Chinese. He has great communication skills, wonderful people skills and exceptional customer service.

He enjoys playing soccer and is a knowledgeable soccer fan. During his spare time, he loves all outdoor activities, especially fishing, travelling, and spending time with his family.

Cody Wiebe
Sales and Leasing Professional
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1108

Cody has been with Murray's for seven years, beginning in quick lube as well as attending the lot. His passion for cars - and his family history - led him to the sales team, where he's been working since May 2014. "Murray Chevrolet runs in my blood," he says; his father has worked in the parts department here for forty years.

Before coming to Murray's, Cody was at the University of Manitoba and Red River College studying Business Administration, which he completed 3 years ago. He was drawn to the automotive industry by his love of cars, and drives a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado.

Outside of work, Cody is a big sports fan. He is a Bomber season ticket holder and enjoys going to the Jets games. He likes to spend his summers on the golf course, or visiting family out in Kelowna. His favourite place that he has visited was Paris, when he spent two weeks there with friends touring the city.

Irina Kalyupa
Sales and Leasing Professional

Justin Brezden
Sales and Leasing Professional

Mason Sutherland
Sales and Leasing Professional

Mathew Pilot
Sales and Leasing Professional

Riley Delavau
Sales and Leasing Professional

Steven Michael Gagne
Sales and Leasing Professional

Steven grew up in the small town of Sherwood Park, Alberta with his many brothers.
He started in the workforce in the Restaurant and Security Industry and has now worked his way into the Sales Industry.

With a strong passion for customer service and serving the community Steven strives to create a positive impact in the lives of everyone around him.

In his spare time Steven spend evenings out with his Fiancée and closest friends. Hosting dinners, going on adventures, and always trying something new.

Obie Okonkwo
Sales and Leasing Professional

Hanny Meskel
Sales and Leasing Professional

Mckenzie McDermott
Sales and Leasing Professional

Riley Morningstar
Sales and Leasing Professional

Jordan Witherspoon
Marketing Services Manager- Murray Auto Group

Jordan grew up in a small town called Killarney Manitoba and attended Assiniboine Community College in Brandon Manitoba, specializing in radio broadcast. Jordan's background is in radio promotions and graphic arts.

In his spare time, Jordan keeps busy while playing on two competitive volleyball teams here in the city.

Jordan's interests include sports, cooking, arts, and of course, automobiles

Meghan Fifi
Sales BDC
204-261-6200 ext. 1151

Meghan joined the Murray's team in February 2016, and comes to us with most of her experience from a background in the banking industry. 

A life long fan of classic rock music (her favourite band is Pink Floyd), she likes to catch as many rock and roll bands live in concert as she can. Meghan's favourite place in the world is her cottage just outside of Gimli. When she's not in front of the camp fire she can be found watching cartoons, writing, drawing or just reading a good book;  always with her beloved cat Ozzy by her side. 

Meghan's ride is a black 2012 Chevy Impala affectionately known as "Elvira" (a tribute to her love of scary movies!)

Sheldon Balcaen
Assistant Parts Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext 1311

Sheldon moved out to Calgary in the fall of 2008 and started work at Jack Cater Chev Cadillac as a parts consultant. He worked my way up to assistant manager a few years later and stayed with the Carter group until life brought him back to Manitoba in the spring of 2015. Sheldon is now the Assistant Parts Manager at Murray Chevrolet.

Sheldon started working for GM in parts in 2004 and has enjoyed the challenges and new learning opportunities that working in this field brings on a daily basis. 

Jody Smandych
Assistant Service Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1221

Jody has been a working member of our team since 1987 in our Service Administrative Department. Jody enjoys all sports and playing pool.

Nick Audette
Assistant Collision Center Manager
204-261-6200 ext. 1254

Genevieve Javier
Service Advisor
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1242

Amanda Ritchot
Service Consultant
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1239

With over 12 years working experience in the service department, Amanda is an asset to the Murray team. A key player on our social committee, Amanda promotes team spirit while encouraging employee participation of staff events. Amanda enjoys an active lifestyle including bootcamp and playing sports.

Rennie Verschere
Service Advisor
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1244

Chris Mark
Service Consultant
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1240

Chris joined Murray Chevrolet 3 months ago. Chris has been in the customer service industry for 20+ years. Chris is married with two children. Chris's collection of vintage cars include a 1964 AMC Rambler, 1997 Pontiac Trans Am and 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. In his spare time, Chris enjoys golf, spending time on his cars and especially spending the day with his children.

Ryan Smith
Service Advisor
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1245

Peter Buternowsky
Service Consultant
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1243

Dennis Mitchell
Service Consultant
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1241

Dennis has been a part of the Murray Family since 1985. He has been recognized and has received numerous awards for vehicles that have been put into auto shows.

Dennis enjoys hot-rodding, racing, sledding and camping.

Carol Steinke
(204) 261-6200 ext 1002

Carol has been part of the Murray team since January 2014. Prior to arriving at the dealership, she spent eight years working as a program coordinator supporting adults with disabilities, and worked as a parent counsellor before that. She also spent nine years as an administrative officer with the Cadets, volunteering as sub-lieutenant, where she thoroughly enjoyed taking part in various events such as parades, camps, and serving people - something close to her heart.

Carol is an avid movie buff and loves a huge variety of music, and may be found holding a Metallica record in one hand and the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack in the other! She has three sons and one granddaughter, whom she loves to spend time with. She's currently constructing a back yard climbing/hurdle/play structure that will keep her and her granddaughter active in the summer, and plans on spending time teaching her how to garden.

Carol would love to one day travel to Europe and explore the sights. She sincerely enjoys learning about people, getting to know them, peeling away their layers, interacting with and helping them, and finds others a fascinating source of inspiration.

Alyssa Wilson
Receptionist/Office Clerk
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1051

Alyssa has been part of the Murray team since December 2012, coming to us from working in various call centres and an educational background in Legal Administration.

Outside of work, Alyssa loves reading and writing (poetry in particular, and has published some work!), is a fan of anime and manga, and can be spotted at events such as iCon and Comic Con in full costume! She's a big fan of music and enjoys cabaret punk, ska and metal. Alyssa also loves her dog Maggie, who she's had since she was a puppy. (The dog. Although she does enjoy dressing up, Alyssa never came in puppy form.)

Her favourite place she's seen so far is Scotland, which she visited with her family (being 3/4 Scottish, she loved soaking up the heritage and all the castles!), and her biggest aspiration is to have her writing professionally published.

Alyssa thoroughly enjoys working at Murray's, and plans to stay here indefinitely, loving the people and environment.

Heather Schwartz
BDC Manager
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1176

Heather started with Murray Chevrolet in June 2004.  She spent 22 years in customer service/sales at Bell Canada before joining Murray's 10 years ago. Heather's awards and recognitions include Manitoba Excellence in Contact Centre Achievement (MECCA) as well as Manager of the Year.

Heather's ride is the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.

Heather's hobbies include country swing and ballroom dance. She dances competitively and competed in the world championships in 2011, placing top 10 for age division, hoping to compete again in 2014. She is a season ticket holder for the Blue Bombers, loves to travel, enjoys good food and wine, and spending time with family and friends. Heather is a grandma to 1 year old Rebecca as well as enjoying her goldendoodle, Penny.

Jayne Paradis
Customer Service Representative
(204) 261-6200 ext. 1177

Jayne began working at Murray Chevrolet in August of 2004, recently celebrating her ten-year anniversary with us! She came to Murray's after operating a home daycare for many years, beginning in the service office and moving to her current role after only a year, where she's been ever since. Jayne loves the friendly atmosphere here at Murray's and the people she works with.

Jayne is very much a morning person, and loves to spend the early hours walking her dogs. She is married with two children, and loves to travel. Thailand, Hong Kong, and much of the UK and Ireland are on her list of places visited, Ireland being where many of her relatives are from.

Jayne has a passion for genealogy and has been a chartered member of the Manitoba Genealogical Society since she was sixteen years old.

Karl Claveria
Visual Media Specialist

Karl joined the Murray's marketing team in 2014.

His professional experience ranges from working as a visual effects supervisor to motion designer in the television and film industry. 

Karl received his Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Animation and Illustration and a Certificate in Digital Cinematography. 

Brendan Bouchard
Online Merchandising SpecialistMerchindising Specialist