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  • Harris Kia Team
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    Come and Meet Our Team Anytime! We offer free beverages and snacks plus 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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  • Dan Jones
    Sales 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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  • Brad Baker
    General Sales Manager
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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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  • Ryan Biggs
    Sales Consultant
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    Being here at Harris Kia has really opened up my eyes to what a fantastic product Kia makes. My favorite is the New Stinger that performance sedan makes me excited like a kid. I am very laid back and no pressure tactics...my knowledge is very extensive in all makes and models. I love to compare vehicles. So come and grab a coffee and lets have a good yap about cars.

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  • Derek Kennedy
    Sales Consultant
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    I've been in the automotive industry since 2001, I have a vast knowledge of automotive brands and have built my career on honesty and full disclosure.  I'm very happy to be back on the island again and to be part of an amazing team here at Harris Kia.
    Come and See Me Today! I love a good joke

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  • Cesar Duculan
    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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  • Bejay Patterson
    Sales Consultant
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  • Nikita Corsie
    Receptionist
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    I am Your Receptionist at Harris Kia and I 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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  • Niome Kozak
    Receptionist
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    Just joined the Harris Kia Team and I love working here. I only work casual but when I do goodies are a must. Let me help you get a coffee or snack when you visit.

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  • Jan Cox
    Business Manager
    (250) 751-1168

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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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  • Jeff Jordanov
    Business Manager
    250-751-1168

    My career in the automotive industry began in 1992 as a Sales Representative.  Since that time I have worked as a Sales Manager and for the past 15 years as a Financial Services Manager.  The Harris Kia Team is very dynamic, customer oriented and integrity is key.  It is very exciting to be a part of this team. I welcome all of my friends and past clients to come visit and look forward to meeting many more here at Harris Kia.
    I lived Nanaimo almost my entire life. I have developed many long lasting and great relationships through school, competitive sports and in business. I enjoy a great joke and helping clients get into a new vehicle.

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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. 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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  • Jason Carter
    Service Advisor
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    Happy to have just joined the Service Team at Harris Kia. I truly enjoying working with people. I have been in then automotive industry for 29 years. I love a good joke! Days off I spent with my blended family of 8 children. They keep me on my toes and many laughs. Other than that I love riding my motorcycle.

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  • Callie Bennett
    Customer Care Co
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    I am the Customer Care Coordinator here at Harris Kia. I have over five years of customer service experience and will always greet you with enthusiasm and a smile. My main game is phone calls and emails, but on Saturdays you'll see me out front at reception. Feel free to stop by my office to say hello! I love working in such a positive environment interacting with the Sales, Service, and Parts departments. In my spare time you'll find me walking my dog, paddling with my dragon boat team, or watching movies.

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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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  • Andrew K
    Parts Consultant
    250-751-1168

    Very excited to be a new 2018 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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  • Adam Ross
    Master Technician
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    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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  • Ryan White
    Master Technician
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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
    Master Technician
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    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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  • Tony Mattson
    Head Detailer
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    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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  • Ashraf Auqab
    Detailer
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    I have been with Harris Kia's Auto Spa now for since 2013. Not a spot of dirt is ever going to hide from me. I like a good joke or cookies can always make me smile.

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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. Since 2017 he is now full time detailer and works very hard. Always a smile and a joke. Love all kinds of treats.

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  • Matt Gates
    Detailer
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  • Crystal Cross
    Detailer
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    Just joined the Detailing Department at Harris Kia and I am enjoying myself.

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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. Loves spending time with his 3 little children and loves sports.

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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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