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  • Dave Bare
    Dealer Principal
    250-751-1168

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    Thank you for visiting Harris Kia! My name is Dave Bare and I am the Dealer Principal here at Harris Kia. I am proud of our dealership and the Kia brand but more than anything I am proud of the hard working, honest and passionate people that are our employees. We work hard every day to ensure a terrific experience whether you visit us in our sales department or our service center and that means in person, on the telephone or on-line.

     

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  • Mickey
    Kia Mascot
    250-751-1168

    I love greeting everyone, even cats. My favorite snack is bacon. I love greeting everyone with a smile and lick. Harris Kia is great because they welcome all animals even hamsters! Come see me today!

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  • Ted Boyd
    General Manager
    (250)751-1168

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  • Cameron Adams
    Sales Manager
    (250) 751-1168

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  • Brent Ross
    Sales Manager
    (250) 751-1168

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  • Danya Nieman
    Sales Consultant

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  • Derek Kennedy
    Sales Consultant
    (250)751-1168

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  • Josh Hawker
    Sales Consultant

    Cell (250) 938-7759

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  • Liam Singleton
    Sales Consultant
    (250) 751-1168

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  • Marcelo Suvillaga
    Sales Consultant
    250-751-1168


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    I was introduced into the automotive business, here at Harris KIA in 2013.  I was completing my University studies here in Nanaimo but I am originally from El Salvador.

    My wife, daughters, and I went back to El Salvador for four years, and now we are back in Nanaimo!

    After working for Harris KIA, I have always driven a KIA product and my personal credo is the "Golden Rule".

    I love a good joke in Spanish and look forward to speaking with you.

     

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  • Ray Anthony
    Sales Consultant

    Cell 250-701-9568

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  • Victoria Williams
    Sales Consultant
    250-751-1168

    I just moved to Vancouver Island from Edmonton Alberta and joined the Harris Kia Team. I love learning about the new Kia vehicles and all their great options. Test driving them is fun. I am new to automotive sales but no question will go unanswered. I love researching and working with all customers at Harris Kia. Come in for chat. Let's have a hot chocolate and tell me why you love living on the Island.

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  • Christine Wright
    Financial Services Manager
    (250)751-1168

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  • Dan Jones
    Financial Services Manager
    (250) 751-1168

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    I bring over 17 years of automotive experience to the Harris Kia Team. Working with Kia and Brands like Honda and Toyota has given me an excellent prospective for the wants and needs of Today's Clients. I have many contacts in the automotive industry and if your looking for something special I am confident I can find it for you.
    I enjoy spending my time with my wife, fishing, hiking or just relaxing with her company. Growing up in Tofino has given me the small town values and the shake of a hand still means everything to me.  Come and have a chat with me anytime.

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  • Melody Barbeau
    Receptionist

    My name is Melody and I am very happy to be your receptionist at Harris Kia. I'm proud to be part of the incredible Harris Kia Team. Helping you get settled in our customer lounge is my pleasure.

    I grew up in White Rock, BC before making Nanaimo my home. I absolutely love the Island life here and enjoy hiking, biking, tennis and time outdoors with my husband and our beautiful dog Koa. Hope to see you soon.

     

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  • Nikita Corsie
    Administrative Assistant


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  • Kolbi McLean
    Service Manager
    250-751-1168

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    Kolbi has been with Harris Kia as a service advisor since 2011. She is now our Service Manager. " I thoroughly enjoy the people that I work with and believe in our Dealership and in the Kia brand." In 2015, She was recognized by Kia Canada as the Silver Medalist in the nationwide service advisor competition. Then 2017 Kolbi was the awarded Gold Canadian Champion! She then went on to representing Canada in Korea for the Kia World Service Advisor."I am proud of this as well as all the other awards the hardworking people at this dealership have earned." I have spent my entire life here on Vancouver Island. In my spare time you can usually find me at the arena or ball field cheering on my kids teams."

     


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  • Cindy Driver
    Service Advisor
    (250) 751-1168


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  • Michelle Harper
    Service Advisor
    250-751-1168

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  • Elizabeth Osmond
    Customer Care Co
    250-751-1168

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  • Linsie Nahirney
    Customer Care Co


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  • Doug Krem
    Parts Manager
    250-751-1168

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    Doug is up for the task of welcoming parts customers with a big smile and running our parts department smoothly and efficiently.

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  • Andrew K
    Parts Consultant
    250-751-1168

    Very excited to be a Parts Consultant. I have been a vehicle detailer since 2016 and joined the Harris Kia Team in 2017. I have lived on Vancouver Island all my life and I love it here. I love getting out and enjoying the spectacular nature on the island.

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  • Kim Babcock
    Parts Consultant
    (250) 751-1168

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  • Ryan White
    Master Technician
    250-751-1168


    I have been with Harris Kia since 2010. I started my apprenticeship with this excellent dealership and i am now a qualified Service Technican. In my spare time I enjoy racing motocross with my wife and two small boys.

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  • Dana Vogel
    Master Technician
    250-751-1168

    Dana is an apprentice automotive technician with Harris Kia since 2015. I really enjoy working for Harris Kia because they are very family oriented and of course I love my new 2017 Sportage!.

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  • Adam Ross
    Master Technician
    250-751-1168

    Adam has been with our Harris Kia dealership since May 22, 2013. He is a very skilled, factory trained technician who is ready to use his 10 years of experience to keep your vehicle on the road. No problem rattles Adam's Cage.

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  • Riley Brigden
    Master Technician
    250-751-1168

    I really like working with my team of techs here at Harris Kia. We love the challenges of all makes and models. A good joke makes my day.

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  • Jerrison Ebueza
    Apprentice Technican



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  • Steve Gagnon
    Apprentice Technican
    250-751-1168


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  • Tony Mattson
    Head Detailer
    250-751-1168

    NO problem is to hard for me to fix or clean. The challenges of keeping your new or used car spic and span is never to hard. The reward of seeing that shine and smell of a fresh new car for the customers is what it is all about. In my spare time I love riding my motorcycle cruising the Island.

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  • Ian Proudfoot
    Detailer
    250-751-1168


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  • Matt Gates
    Lot Manager
    250-751-1168

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  • Chris Gauthier
    Controller
    250-751-1168

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    Chris is the Controller of Harris Kia and Harris Mazda since 2008. He greets everyone with a friendly smile. Loves spending time with his 3 little children and loves sports.

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  • Deb Paradis
    Accounting Team
    250-751-1168


    Deb's been with Harris Kia since 2011 and her lovely laugh and huge smile greets all clients of the day.

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  • Jeff Schmitz
    Accounting Team
    250-751-1168

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  • Miho Shiraishi
    Accounting Team
    (250) 751-1168

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  • Brad Stewart
    IT Manager
    250-751-1168

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    Brad is our go to person for internet and computer issues. His sharp brain gets the job quickly done. No question on computers are ever too silly and his calm attitude keeps us from pulling our hair out with computer bugs. Thank goodness for Brad.

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  • Grant Brown
    Shuttle Driver
    (250)751-1168

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  • Richard Clarke
    Shuttle Driver
    250-751-1168

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    Richard's vast knowledge of Nanaimo gets our customers safe and sound to their destination. Richard has been with Harris Kia since 2015.

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  • Doug Buchanan
    Shuttle Driver
    250-751-1168


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