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Dealership Contact

Hal Lust, Owner / Dealer Principal


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Clarence Kooistra, General Manager

Clarence and his family moved from Holland in 1981. After attending college, he spent his years farming until he was approached by his father-in-law to join the business in 2003.
He spent the first year in the parts department, the following year as a service adviser, and from there worked his way up to General Manager. He enjoys the business as it provides an opportunity to meet new people and see old friends.
Clarence is married and has two daughters.

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Patrice Fernandez, General Sales Manager-Marketing Director

Patrice has been in the automotive industry since 1989 and hospitality business as owner-operator of 3 Calgary restaurants since 1980 . With a wide variety of automobile knowledge and service experience, he is an asset to customers, community and Strathmore Motors. Patrice would love to see familiar faces, and also new ones. When Patrice isn't busy at work you can catch him out on the slopes, or working in his garden.

Patrice's favorite GM vehicle is tied between the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra.

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Pat Ewald, Payroll / Admin

Pat brings 18 years of automotive experience to the Strathmore Motors team. Outside of work, Pat loves to spend time with her 3 dogs.

Pat's favorite GM vehicle is the Chevy Malibu.

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Mike Zarokostas, Financial Services Manager

Mike has been at the dealership for over 12 years. He wanted to work here because of the friendly atmosphere and being able to help out the clients, a lot of whom are friends and long-term customers. He enjoys the always-changing dynamic that his position brings, dealing with many situations to help our customers get into the vehicle they need and want.
For fun outside the workplace, most of his time is dedicated to doing activities with his family and friends. Among his favourites are going to the zoo, outdoor family activities, supporting local events, and getting away for a weekend camping trip.

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Lindsay Huxted, Reception


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Les Smith, Marketing, Customer Relations & Financial Services

Les brings a lot of positive energy to the Strathmore Motors team. As a man of many hats in the dealership, you can always call him for help. Otherwise you can catch him working in his shop on new woodworking projects.

Les' favorite GM vehicle is the Sierra 3500.

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Sales

Chris George, Senior Sales Associate

Chris has been selling vehicles for Strathmore Motors since 2000. He brings over 34 years of automotive experience to his customers. His priority has always been about building a relationship with his customers. Families trust him to find just the right truck, that practical car for a grandparent or a teenager's very first vehicle. What best sets him apart is the fact that he enjoys his work. Customer satisfaction and making sure every detail is taken care of is a priority for Chris. He takes pride in his many years of sales experience which allows him to provide the best experience to the people of Strathmore and area.

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Patrick Mohan, Sales / Leasing Associates

Pat brings over 20 years of automotive experience to his role at Strathmore Motors. When he's not busy at work, Pat loves to spend time with his family, travel (anywhere south is good!), and catch a round of golf.

Patrick's favorite GM vehicle is the Acadia.

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Peter Holukoff, Sales / Leasing Associates

After recently purchasing a farm outside of Calgary, Peter joined the Strathmore Motor Products Sales & Leasing team. Peter has many years of experience in Customer Care and Automotive Service Industry. Drop by and say Hello to Peter!

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Mark Cooper, Sales / Leasing Associates


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Service

Chris Beardsell, Service Manager


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Geoff Gawne, Assistant Service Manager & Advisor

Geoff brings 11 years of experience to his role as Assistant Service Manager. When Geoff's not busy at the dealership, he likes to get out and enjoy a round of golf or a game of hockey.

Geoff's favorite GM vehicle is the Camaro.

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Tara Kennedy, Service Advisor

We're excited to have Tara as a part of the Strathmore Motors team as she begins her new path in the automotive industry. Outside of work you can find Tara out hunting or fishing.

Tara's favorite GM vehicle is the Chevrolet Camaro. (2SS Coupe in Emerald Green Metallic to be specific.)

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Terri Peck, Warranty Administrator

Terri brings 17 years of automotive experience to her role as Warranty Administrator. When she's not busy here, Terri loves to spend time with her grand-kids.

Terri's favorite GM vehicle is the Camaro.

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Nadine Osmond, Detailer Manager

Nadine has just over 20 years of automotive experience. When she's not busy at work, Nadine loves outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and quadding are her favorite.

Nadine's favorite GM vehicle is the Camaro.

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Jenn Patton, Detailer


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Dave Ediger, Shop Foreman & Certified Tech

Dave brings over 30 years of experience to his role as Shop Foreman. Outside of work, Dave spends many hours volunteering for Search and Rescue!

Dave's favorite GM vehicle is the Chevy Silverado.

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Paul Salmon, Certified Service Tech

Paul adds 30 years of experience to the Service team here at Strathmore Motors. When he's not busy working on vehicles, he loves to head out to the greens and enjoy a round of golf.

Paul's favorite GM vehicle is the Silverado.

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Jason Preece, Certified Service Tech

Jason brings over 20 years of experience to the service team at Strathmore Motors. When's he's not busy working on vehicles, he likes to get out camping and enjoy the outdoors.

Jason's favorite GM vehicle is the Camaro.

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Larry Hiebert, Certified Service Tech

Larry brings 25 years of automotive experience to the technician team. Outside of work, Larry likes to head out camping and hiking.

Larry's favorite GM vehicle is the Silverado.

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Adam Noppen, Certifed Service Tech

Adam has over 14 years of automotive experience to add to his role as Service Tech. When he's not working, Adam likes to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

Adam's favorite GM vehicle is the Camaro.

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Kris Haavind, Certified Service Tech

Kris brings 15 years of experience to the Strathmore Motors Service team. Outside of work you can find Kris outside quading and enjoying the outdoors.

Kris' favorite GM vehicle is the Silverado.

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Aaron Maendel, Service Tech


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Clayton Firmston, Technician


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Patrick Kruse, Apprentice Technician


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Parts

Trevor Sherba, Parts Manager

Trevor brings over 12 years of automotive experience to his role as Parts Manager. When he's not busy at work, Trevor likes to head out camping and dirt biking.

Trevor's favorite GM vehicle is the Camaro.

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Dave Hondl, Parts


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Kale Knutson, Parts

Kale was in service as a Technician for just over 3 years. With that experience, he has now moved to the parts desk and is a welcome addition to the team. When he's not busy in the shop, you can find him out on the ice enjoying a game of hockey.

Kale's favorite GM vehicle is the Corvette.

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