Meet Our Team


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  • Harris Kia Team
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    Come and Meet Our Team Anytime! We offer free beverages and Wifi to keep you comfortable. Plus meet our special team member Mickey!

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  • Mickey
    Kia Mascot
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    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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  • Roy Berentsen
    General Sales Manager
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  • Dan Jones
    Sales Manager
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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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  • Nick Symons
    Sales Consultant
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    I was born and raised in Nanaimo and I love living in this island community. I have always been what you call a "car guy" and I love helping people find exactly what they want. I am new to the industry and I'm loving the fun, upbeat, no-pressure atmosphere here at Harris Kia! Nick has been with Harris Kia since 2015.

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  • Cameron Adams
    Sales Consultant
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    First off I want to thank you for visiting my page! My Name is Cameron Adams and I am a Sales Representative at Harris Kia in Nanaimo, British Columbia. I was born and raised in this beautiful city and I absolutely love my job. My goal when I started this career in the automotive industry was to put in the time and effort to make every customer of mine happy when they leave the dealership whether they buy a vehicle or not. I will do my absolute best to make your car buying experience here at Harris Kia the best one you will ever have. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such amazing and genuine people and also get the chance to sell Kia product because It has come so far and really is a top Company in our society today.
    I am a loving Father to my Siberian Husky "Astro" and play soccer at a high level for Nanaimo United FC. Don't be shy to swing by the dealership and test drive some vehicles or even just have a coffee with a great bunch of people. Click on the link below to read reviews from our customers!

    http://www.dealerrater.ca/sales/Cameron-Adams-review-297254/




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  • Ryan Biggs
    Sales Consultant
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  • Grant Brown
    Sales Consultant
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    Grant is the man to talk to at Harris Kia. He has been with us at Harris Kia from the very beginning and his vast knowledge will amaze you. His easy going manner puts you at ease. Come and See me on Sundays


      

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  • Jane Fisher
    Sales Consultant
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    Hi Everyone

    I am new to the Harris Kia Team and truly enjoy learning about this great product. Grew up in yellow point and been in Nanaimo entire life. I am amazed about the warranty and endless trim options available with all models of the Kia brand. Please come and see me... grab a coffee and test me on my knowledge. I am happy to explore all these new or used vehicles on our Harris Kia anytime.

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  • Christine Wright
    Credit Drivers Manager
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    Any questions or help with your financing and I am your specialist. I have been with the Harris Kia family for 5 years and truly enjoy working with everyone who needs help with financing or choosing a vehicle.

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  • Rachel Roy
    Business Manager
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    I have been dedicated to selling New and Pre Owned vehicles and creating a fun and exciting buying experience for all of my clients since 2009. I am proud to work for Harris Kia and be a part of the Harris Auto Group. Our mission is to be an industry leader in providing automotive solutions and services. We strive to exceed our customers' expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime.


    I was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and our family moved to Vancouver Island when I was 2. I have lived here for most of my life and reside in Nanaimo. I have two amazing daughters, Emylee and Sophia. They inspire me every day and have made a huge contribution to developing the person I have become today. My passions include volleyball, freestyle dancing, enthusiastic driving and inspiring others.

    Be prepared to receive an unforgettable experience and to be treated with respect and professionalism. We are grateful that you decided to join our family at Harris Kia.
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  • Jan Cox
    Business Manager
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    I have been in the auto industry for over 16 years in Northern B.C. and Alberta. My husband and I moved to the island in January 2016 and are loving the lifestyle. Of course the north is "truck Country" and it's been exciting to learn what a great manufacturer Kia is. I love the Souls!
    I started working as a financial service manager on May 2016 for Harris Kia and we have an amazing team here. We are committed to exceptional customer service. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with all your financial needs. Come join the Harris Kia Family.

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  • Mike House
    Service Manager
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    Mike has been with Harris Kia as the Service Manager since 2010 and has been in the auto industry since 2002 working first as a service advisor. So he has a vast knowledge on all makes of vehicles. He keeps Harris Kia's Service Department running smooth and effortlessly. I love looking after our amazing customers and am a proud representative of the Harris Auto Group. Mike loves riding his motorcycle and exploring every nook and cranny of Vancouver Island.


     

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  • Kolbi McLean
    Service Advisor
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    Kolbi has been with Harris Kia as your service advisor since 2011. " 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 and then in 2016 Kolbi was the Canadian champion! "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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  • Nikita Corsie
    Appointment Advisor
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    I am the customer care coordinator here at Harris Kia and love getting the opportunity to talk to so many great people everyday. I am so excited to have joined the Harris Kia Team. All the people who work here are great and the customers amazing as well! I was born and raised in Nanaimo and I am always surprised to still be finding new hidden beautiful places to explore in my free time.

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  • Sheena Knapp
    Reception/Advisor
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    I just joined the Harris Kia Team recently as Part Time Receptionist and Customer Care Coordinator. When not at work I am busy with my amazing children. I have also lived in Nanaimo most of my life. I enjoy the outdoors, the beach and biking with my family.
    I love working with the clients and staff of Harris Kia. That friendly family feeling is so important to me.

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  • Doug Krem
    Parts Manager
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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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  • Audrey Findley
    Parts Consultant
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    After 13 years in serving and bar tending ...I needed a change. The automotive industry was my choice. I have been at Harris Kia as your Parts Advisor since January 2015 and love it! I work with so many amazing people and have great customers everyday. I love living in Nanaimo and taking the time to explore this island with my 3 amazing children. I also spend time watching my children excel in their martial arts programs and enjoy kickboxing myself. Email:

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  • Adam Ross
    Service Technican
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    Adam has been with our Harris Kia dealership since May 22, 2013. He is a very skilled, factory trained technican 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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  • Ryan White
    Service Technican
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    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
    Apprentice Technican
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    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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  • Riley Brigden
    Service Technican
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  • Tony Mattson
    Head Detailer
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  • Ashraf Auqab
    Detailer
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  • Andrew Karmazynski
    Detailer
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    I have been a vehicle detailer for almost 2 years now 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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  • Jarod Berentsen
    Detailer
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    Jarod has been with Harris Kia since 2014 helping out our Auto Spa Department.

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  • Doug Moore
    Shuttle Driver

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    Doug's vast knowledge of Nanaimo gets you home quickly and safe. Doug's easy manner makes your ride comfortable and happy. Doug has been at Harris Kia since 2014.

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  • Richard Clarke
    Shuttle Driver
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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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  • Dave Bare
    Dealer Principal
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    Thank you for visiting Harris Kia! My name is Dave Bare and I am the General Manager 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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  • Chris Gauthier
    Controller
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    Chris is the Controller of Harris Kia and Harris Mazda since 2008. He greets everyone with a friendly smile.

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  • Sierra Kennedy
    Receptionist
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    Sierra has been with Harris Kia since 2014 and greets everyone with a big smile. " I was born and raised here in cedar with my two sisters. When I am not greeting customers, directing calls and brewing coffee, I am out exploring Vancouver Island with my dog Bailey."

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  • Jackie DieBold
    Accounting Team
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    Jackie is our happy go to girl, no challenge is too big for her to handle. She keeps the Harris Accounting Team running smooth since 2006.

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  • Deb Paradis
    Accounting Team
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    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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  • Linda Anderson
    Accounting Team
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    I work in the Accounts Payables/ Receivables department. I graduated from South Delta Senior Secondary. I am a part time political junkie who likes working with a professional team whom makes the time at work pass quickly.

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  • Brad Stewart
    IT Manager
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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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  • Susan Bare
    Internet Operations
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    I am your used and new car website squirrel....i gather...receive and up date all used and new car information for our websites. I have been with our Dealership since 2007. I love taking the photo's and chatting to customers as I work.

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  • Tom Harris
    Founder

    September 5, 1949 - June 28, 2017.
    Rest In Peace. We will Miss You.

    Tom Harris has been in the car business here on Vancouver Island since 1964. In 2005 he was appointed to the Order of St. John and also received the Rotary Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence. In 2012 Mr. Harris received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the Throne. This prestigious medal was presented to Mr. Harris by Ron Cantelon MLA, on December 15th, 2012, to recognize Tom's dedicated service to his peers, his community, and to Canada. Tom was also the President of Tom Harris Cellular Ltd., a chain of over fifty Telus Mobility stores in British Columbia and Alberta. He is also partnered in Harris Mazda, Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC, Harris Victoria Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, O.K. Tire Parksville and here at Harris Kia.
    He was Past President of the BCADA (The New Car Dealers of BC),  past Chairman of the board of The CADA (The Canadian Auto Dealers Association), Past Chairman of General Motors National Dealer Communications Team, Past Chairman of the Nanaimo District Hospital Foundation, Chaired the Nanaimo United Way Campaign, Nanaimo Community Foundation Board and was the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the BC Ferry Authority.
    His good will and leadership will be missed by us at Harris Kia.

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