Staff

Dealership Contacts

  • Bruce Axelson

    Bruce Axelson

    Dealer

    Bruce Axelson

    Bruce Axelson

    Dealer

  • Tony Plett

    Tony Plett

    General Manager

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    Tony Plett

    Tony Plett

    General Manager

  • Wendy  Smereka

    Wendy Smereka

    Controller

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    Wendy  Smereka

    Wendy Smereka

    Controller

  • Matt Harms

    Matt Harms

    New Car Manager

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    Matt Harms

    Matt Harms

    New Car Manager

    Matt grew up in Grande Prairie AB and has been with Capital for 2 years.  When he’s not at work Matt enjoys camping and family time with his wife and son.

  • Dean O'Dell

    Dean O'Dell

    General Service Manager

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    Dean O'Dell

    Dean O'Dell

    General Service Manager

    Dean started with the Capital automotive group in 2007 at our Regina GMC Buick Cadillac location.  He joined the Capital Calgary team 2 years ago, and he and his family love living in Calgary.
  • Jeff Howie

    Jeff Howie

    Used Car Manager

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    Jeff Howie

    Jeff Howie

    Used Car Manager

  • Jim Patterson

    Jim Patterson

    Parts Manager

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    Jim Patterson

    Jim Patterson

    Parts Manager

    Jim has been with Capital Chevrolet coming up on 2 years and in the automotive industry for 31 years.  This year, Jim qualified for his 7th consecutive year as a Parts Master Manager with GM.  Jim says that the best part of Capital is how it feels like coming into work with family.  Please contact Jim with all of your parts and accessory needs.

  • Rick Knittle

    Rick Knittle

    Body Shop Manager

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    Rick Knittle

    Rick Knittle

    Body Shop Manager

    Rick joined the Capital Team in early 2019, bringing 35 plus years of experience, demonstrating strong operational, quality control programs and service financial management skills in the body shop industry. He and his team are dedicated to providing courteous, professional, high quality customer service and repairs. Leisure time will find Rick enjoying family, sports, cycling and hiking.

  • Makinna Teece

    Makinna Teece

    Human Resources Manager

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    Makinna Teece

    Makinna Teece

    Human Resources Manager

    Originally from Whistler, BC, Makinna moved to Alberta with her now Husband in 2015. Her HR career has led to experience in many industries; sports & entertainment working for the Oilers Entertainment Group, professional legal services working for Dentons Canada LLP, the World’s largest law firm, the Oil & Gas industry with a drilling company and now the auto industry working for Capital! In her spare time Makinna enjoys being with her Husband and golden retriever going on walks and travelling to the mountains, spending time with family and friends and thinking she’s a semi-pro golfer in the summer.

Sales

  • Cliff Albert

    Cliff Albert

    Team Leader

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    Cliff Albert

    Cliff Albert

    Team Leader

  • Robert Polley

    Robert Polley

    Team Leader

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    Robert Polley

    Robert Polley

    Team Leader

    Robert has been working for Capital for two years and has worked his way up through the ranks from Product Specialist to Team Leader. Previous to this, he was a Chef for ten years. Born and raised in Calgary, Robert loves country music. On his days off you can find him skiing in the winter, and golfing in the summer.

  • Bob Thompson

    Bob Thompson

    Team Leader

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    Bob Thompson

    Bob Thompson

    Team Leader

    Bob started his Automotive career at Westgate Chev in Edmonton in June of 1987. He became a member of NAFA ( National Association of Fleet Administrators ) in 1996 while working as National Fleet Manager. Bob joined the Capital Family in April of 2019
  • Clair Hojnocki

    Clair Hojnocki

    Team Leader

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    Clair Hojnocki

    Clair Hojnocki

    Team Leader

    Clair was born in Manitoba with an agriculture background and now resides in Okotoks, AB with his wife and two daughters. Clair brings us over 20 years of General Motors experience (all at this location) and takes pride in ensuring his customers are completely satisfied throughout the sales process and stays involved to assist in service as well. These practices help Clair to achieve the highest standard of customer satisfaction in the industry. Clair thanks his clients for their continued support and looks forward to helping new customers as well. Contact Clair Hojnocki and we assure you his knowledge and experience will help you chose the right vehicle for you.

  • Phil Buller

    Phil Buller

    Product Specialist

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    Phil Buller

    Phil Buller

    Product Specialist

    Phil started selling cars in Calgary in 1996 so he has a “little” experience in customer service. He has been with Capital since they came to Calgary! He can’t play sports anymore but does enjoy watching them with his wife Sherry. His favorite teams are the Minnesota Viking and yes, the Edmonton Oilers. Sherry is a Flames fan. A match made in heaven!
  • Craig Heuchert

    Craig Heuchert

    Product Specialist

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    Craig Heuchert

    Craig Heuchert

    Product Specialist

    Craig has been with Capital in Calgary since the beginning. Having started in auto sales back in 2003 it has been a dream job for him to help people find their dream vehicle. Known for his product knowledge and informed answers, he is the goto guy for those odd questions.

    When not at Capital, you can find him enjoying time at home with his two dogs and keeping busy fixing computers and other various projects.

  • Coleson Dell

    Coleson Dell

    Product Specialist

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    Coleson Dell

    Coleson Dell

    Product Specialist

    Coleson has been a proud Product specialist here at Capital for almost 2 years now! He first got into the automotive industry as a lot attendant and moved up to sales while working at Honda, then decided to further his career here at Capital! Coleson spends most of his time doing what he loves, and that is assisting customers in finding the perfect vehicle for them! When Coleson is not working and providing his usual fun yet non-pressure experience, he enjoys goofing around with family and friends, trips to the mountains, trying new restaurants, and making terrible movie references.

  • Kevin Lin

    Kevin Lin

    Product Specialist

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    Kevin Lin

    Kevin Lin

    Product Specialist

    Some may have heard of Kev-From-Chev, that’s me! As a Product Specialist, I have over 7 years of Customer Service experience. Although I’m newer to the auto industry, I’m passionate about vehicles and you’ll always find my best foot forward in getting you a vehicle that will best suit your needs. I am also very big into traveling where I spend time with friends & family.
    Ps. I make the best popcorn in the dealership, I have google reviews to support this claim
  • Mark Desautels

    Mark Desautels

    Product Specialist

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    Mark Desautels

    Mark Desautels

    Product Specialist

    Mark is a long time resident of Calgary although he has lived in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Pennsylvania. Fluent in French, although a bit rusty, due to attending bilingual schools and spending grade nine in a French high school in Sherbrooke QC. Graduate of SAIT (Telecom Electrician) and the University of Calgary (BA). Interested in all things mechanical – cars, trucks, tractors, switches, circuits, etc. to take them apart and see if he can get them back together. He enjoys doing mechanical work, on my own vehicles, as a hobby to keep my patience exercised. Mark’s worked on a ranch and at a sewage treatment plant; so he has seen our food from creation to disposal. Mark likes helping people buy transportation solutions that make them happy.

  • David Bailey

    David Bailey

    Product Specialist

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    David Bailey

    David Bailey

    Product Specialist

    David is completing his first year with Capital. He started his career in the car industry in 2010 and loves making his customers laugh and enjoy the experience of purchasing a vehicle. David’s favorite things about Capital are the product, friendly staff and, the pressure-free environment. When David is not at work he enjoys spending time with his two kids, road trips and of course hockey. Please contact David and he’ll gladly help you out!

  • Gavin Wall

    Gavin Wall

    Product Specialist

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    Gavin Wall

    Gavin Wall

    Product Specialist

    Gavin has been with Capital for just a few months. He is new to this industry, previously working as a Communications Tower Technician. He decided to change careers in pursuit of happiness, which is exactly what he brings to the team here at Capital. Outside of work you can catch Gavin skiing, hiking, surfing, and in the gym. He’s a true people person and just wants to help everyone and keep people around him happy no matter what.

  • Alfie Mulderrig

    Alfie Mulderrig

    Product Specialist

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    Alfie Mulderrig

    Alfie Mulderrig

    Product Specialist

    Alfie is new to the car industry. He really enjoys meeting individuals seeking vehicles and giving the best customer service he can. He comes from a customer service background working in restaurants for the previous 5 years.  In just a short time here at Capital he can confidently say that this is the most fulfilling job he has ever had.
  • Bruce Trimble

    Bruce Trimble

    Product Specialist

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    Bruce Trimble

    Bruce Trimble

    Product Specialist

    Bruce is a recent hire at Capital but brings with him over 20 years of automotive sales experience. When he’s not at the dealership he can be found on the ballfield as an umpire. Bruce loves to travel having visited more than 70 countries where he taught scuba diving and English at many of them. Come share some travel stories with Bruce while you go for a test drive.

  • Madyson Farrell

    Madyson Farrell

    Internet Co-ordinator

    Madyson Farrell

    Madyson Farrell

    Internet Co-ordinator

Finance

  • Sheryl Hrynuik

    Sheryl Hrynuik

    Finance Manager

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    Sheryl Hrynuik

    Sheryl Hrynuik

    Finance Manager

  • Danielle Hatton

    Danielle Hatton

    Finance Manager

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    Danielle Hatton

    Danielle Hatton

    Finance Manager

    Danielle first moved to Alberta in 2010 from small-town Comox, British Columbia. She has been excelling in the auto industry for about 4.5 years. When she is not at work you can find her traveling as much as possible and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Ken Paget

    Ken Paget

    Finance Manager

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    Ken Paget

    Ken Paget

    Finance Manager

  • Bob Norminton

    Bob Norminton

    General Manager - Capital Finance

    Bob Norminton

    Bob Norminton

    General Manager - Capital Finance

Service

  • Rick Prince

    Rick Prince

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Rick Prince

    Rick Prince

    Assistant Service Manager

    Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.
    Graduated High School in Calgary.
    Played High School sports, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track.
    Married with 3 children and 8 Grandchildren
    Coached all 3 of my children in community Basketball.
    Was a Scout Leader for 15 years
    Completed Automotive Technician Apprenticeship at SAIT.
    Licensed Automotive Tech with Red Seal
    Have worked for General Motors for more than 30 years.
    Rick enjoys camping, hiking, and the beautiful outdoors.
  • Brenda DeGraaff

    Brenda DeGraaff

    Warranty Administrator

    Brenda DeGraaff

    Brenda DeGraaff

    Warranty Administrator

  • Brian Ellis

    Brian Ellis

    Service Advisor

    Brian Ellis

    Brian Ellis

    Service Advisor

  • Peter Mitchell

    Peter Mitchell

    Service Advisor

    Peter Mitchell

    Peter Mitchell

    Service Advisor

  • Nalen Christensen

    Nalen Christensen

    Service Adviser

    Nalen Christensen

    Nalen Christensen

    Service Adviser

  • Alex Tooes

    Alex Tooes

    Technician

    Alex Tooes

    Alex Tooes

    Technician

  • Darren Ellis

    Darren Ellis

    Technician

    Darren Ellis

    Darren Ellis

    Technician

  • Ron Davis

    Ron Davis

    Technician

    Ron Davis

    Ron Davis

    Technician

  • Tya Brozny

    Tya Brozny

    Technician

    Tya Brozny

    Tya Brozny

    Technician

  • Kyle Glydon

    Kyle Glydon

    Technician

    Kyle Glydon

    Kyle Glydon

    Technician

  • Will Wegener

    Will Wegener

    Technician

    Will Wegener

    Will Wegener

    Technician

  • Sam Benitez

    Sam Benitez

    Technician

    Sam Benitez

    Sam Benitez

    Technician

  • Joshua Thomas

    Joshua Thomas

    Technician

    Joshua Thomas

    Joshua Thomas

    Technician

  • Brent Nieman

    Brent Nieman

    Technician

    Brent Nieman

    Brent Nieman

    Technician

  • Jason Pratt

    Jason Pratt

    Technician

    Jason Pratt

    Jason Pratt

    Technician

  • Michael Brennan

    Michael Brennan

    Technician

    Michael Brennan

    Michael Brennan

    Technician

  • Tom Meier

    Tom Meier

    Technician

    Tom Meier

    Tom Meier

    Technician

  • Clint Thompson

    Clint Thompson

    Technician

    Clint Thompson

    Clint Thompson

    Technician

  • Cody Derkach

    Cody Derkach

    Technician

    Cody Derkach

    Cody Derkach

    Technician

  • Kym Kragh

    Kym Kragh

    Detailer

    Kym Kragh

    Kym Kragh

    Detailer

  • Kirstin Lefebvre

    Kirstin Lefebvre

    Internal Service Advisor

    Kirstin Lefebvre

    Kirstin Lefebvre

    Internal Service Advisor

  • Amanda West

    Amanda West

    Service Concierge

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    Amanda West

    Amanda West

    Service Concierge

  • Celine Poissant

    Celine Poissant

    Service Concierge

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    Celine Poissant

    Celine Poissant

    Service Concierge

  • Ken Argue

    Ken Argue

    Lot Attendant

    Ken Argue

    Ken Argue

    Lot Attendant

  • Michael Bennett

    Michael Bennett

    Shuttle Driver

    Michael Bennett

    Michael Bennett

    Shuttle Driver

Admin

  • Kayla Albert

    Kayla Albert

    Accounts Payable Clerk

    Kayla Albert

    Kayla Albert

    Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Lonny Brown

    Lonny Brown

    Deal Desk Accounting Clerk

    Lonny Brown

    Lonny Brown

    Deal Desk Accounting Clerk

Parts

  • Boz Melvin

    Boz Melvin

    Accessories Manager

    Boz Melvin

    Boz Melvin

    Accessories Manager

  • Layne Frank

    Layne Frank

    Parts Person

    Layne Frank

    Layne Frank

    Parts Person

  • Jack Patterson

    Jack Patterson

    Parts Person

    Jack Patterson

    Jack Patterson

    Parts Person

  • Debra Lake

    Debra Lake

    Parts Person

    Debra Lake

    Debra Lake

    Parts Person

  • Paul Young

    Paul Young

    Parts Person

    Paul Young

    Paul Young

    Parts Person

All Makes Collision Centre

  • Erin Whelan

    Erin Whelan

    Customer Experience Coordinator

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    Erin Whelan

    Erin Whelan

    Customer Experience Coordinator

  • Keith Dolny

    Keith Dolny

    Technician

    Keith Dolny

    Keith Dolny

    Technician

  • Rob Penttila

    Rob Penttila

    Body Shop Appraiser

    Rob Penttila

    Rob Penttila

    Body Shop Appraiser

  • David Popowich

    David Popowich

    Technician

    David Popowich

    David Popowich

    Technician

  • Tyler Spencer

    Tyler Spencer

    Technician

    Tyler Spencer

    Tyler Spencer

    Technician

  • Joan Arango

    Joan Arango

    Technician

    Joan Arango

    Joan Arango

    Technician

  • Brian Port

    Brian Port

    Technician

    Brian Port

    Brian Port

    Technician

  • Shane Schindel

    Shane Schindel

    Body Shop Parts Person

    Shane Schindel

    Shane Schindel

    Body Shop Parts Person

  • Dan McFadden

    Dan McFadden

    Paint Protection Installer

    Dan McFadden

    Dan McFadden

    Paint Protection Installer

  • Barry Gray

    Barry Gray

    Technician

    Barry Gray

    Barry Gray

    Technician

  • Brandon Giesbrecht

    Brandon Giesbrecht

    Detailer

    Brandon Giesbrecht

    Brandon Giesbrecht

    Detailer

Support

  • Tsung Lam

    Tsung Lam

    Photographer/Videographer

    Tsung Lam

    Tsung Lam

    Photographer/Videographer

  • Jose Anibal

    Jose Anibal

    Lot Attendant

    Jose Anibal

    Jose Anibal

    Lot Attendant

  • Lee Stewart

    Lee Stewart

    Lot Attendant

    Lee Stewart

    Lee Stewart

    Lot Attendant

  • Tommy Ton

    Tommy Ton

    Lot Attendant

    Tommy Ton

    Tommy Ton

    Lot Attendant

Capital Auto Team

  • Cam Bottrell

    Cam Bottrell

    Board Member

    Cam Bottrell

    Cam Bottrell

    Board Member

  • PJ Morris

    PJ Morris

    Board Member

    PJ Morris

    PJ Morris

    Board Member

  • Dan Broderick

    Dan Broderick

    CEO

    Dan Broderick

    Dan Broderick

    CEO

  • Ethan Hunter

    Ethan Hunter

    Corporate Controller

    Ethan Hunter

    Ethan Hunter

    Corporate Controller

  • Sean Harms

    Sean Harms

    Director of Variable Operations

    Sean Harms

    Sean Harms

    Director of Variable Operations

  • Ivan Leibel

    Ivan Leibel

    Director of Fixed Operations

    Ivan Leibel

    Ivan Leibel

    Director of Fixed Operations

  • Shelley Schiller

    Shelley Schiller

    Director of Human Resources

    Shelley Schiller

    Shelley Schiller

    Director of Human Resources

  • Denise Gilders

    Denise Gilders

    Payroll Manager

    Denise Gilders

    Denise Gilders

    Payroll Manager

  • Cindy Pedersen

    Cindy Pedersen

    Advertising Manager

    Cindy Pedersen

    Cindy Pedersen

    Advertising Manager

  • Lee Chhuon

    Lee Chhuon

    IT Manager

    Lee Chhuon

    Lee Chhuon

    IT Manager

  • Scott Vongkamchanh

    Scott Vongkamchanh

    IT System Administrator

    Scott Vongkamchanh

    Scott Vongkamchanh

    IT System Administrator