Meet Our Team

Our dedicated staff is ready to provide you with unrivalled service. Our experience and professionalism is evident from the moment you step in the door or engage with us over the phone.
General Manager

Dustin Kalthoff, B.A. Hons

Originally from the City of Humboldt, Dustin started Saskatoon Auto Connection back in 2008 as a University of Saskatchewan student as a means to pay for his education. He did not fully anticipate how his philosophy for selling used automobiles would eventually become a full-time venture. His passion for automobiles is only surpassed by his passion for curling. Dustin has curled many seasons with Men's fours and represented Canada at the 2016 World's Mixed Doubles and qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics trials. During the summer months, Dustin's energy turns to auto racing, fishing and golfing or conquering the great outdoors with Nokkvi by his side.
James King
Inventory Manager

James King

James has been with Auto Connection since the early days. He started as a Sales Associate and has become an integral part of the organization as our Inventory Manager. James is responsible for acquiring and pricing our exceptional vehicles and keeping the stock replenished so that customers have a broad range of affordable and reliable vehicles to choose from. In the summer James loves to golf, play baseball and ride motorcycles.
Finance Manager

Kevin Hanchuk

In addition to having years of experience in car sales, Kevin has held positions as a sales manager and finance manager in the power sports industry. He prides himself on having the freedom and creativity to find solid solutions for our dealership customers. Kevin loves to interact with people and provide stellar customer service. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and has a great sense of humour. He invites you to drop by, even it’s just to share good joke and have a laugh. Maybe call ahead to make sure he’s here and not working his handicap on the links.
Sales/Finance Manager

Tyler Ovens

Tyler brings an impressive 23 years of invaluable experience to our team as the Sales and Finance Manager. His extensive background in the automotive industry has fortified his expertise in navigating the dynamic landscape of sales and finance. Tyler's unwavering work ethic and people-oriented approach are a cornerstone of his professional approach, consistently translating into stellar results and client satisfaction. Beyond the office, Tyler finds joy in quality time with his wife and two beloved dogs, demonstrating his commitment to a balanced and fulfilling life both professionally and personally.
Sales Associate

Laverne Nelson

Originally from Moose Jaw, Laverne has been in the auto industry for quite some time, with 4 years of autobody experience in addition to his more than two decades in sales. He’s such a good salesman that he sold a new car to one brother then immediately sold that gentleman’s trade to the customer’s own brother. How is that even possible? He’s a people person and is genuinely interested in learning about people and their diverse backgrounds. He want to ensure that he gets you into the automobile that suits your needs, your personality and your lifestyle. When he’s not serving customers he loves to relax by painting, fishing or spending time with his grandkids.
Sales Associate

Morgan Avery

Meet Morgan, our charismatic and approachable Sales Associate, whose vibrant personality adds a touch of humor to the showroom experience. With a background that includes roles as a service advisor and parts manager, Morgan brings a wealth of automotive knowledge to the table. Beyond his expertise in the industry, Morgan has a secret skill that sets him apart – he's not just a master of cars, but also a culinary wizard in the kitchen. His passion for cooking is as impressive as his ability to connect with customers, making him the perfect guide to help you drive away with not only a fantastic vehicle but also a memorable experience.
Sales Associate

Cade Lacoursiere

Meet Cade, another one of our trusted Sales Associates, whose passion for connecting with people and matching them with the perfect vehicle is unparalleled. A dedicated listener, Cade thrives on understanding his customers' needs and exceeding their expectations. While not a morning person, he rises to the occasion with unmatched dedication, seamlessly juggling his duties and providing top-notch service to every client. Cade is a third-generation automotive enthusiast, with his father in service and a grandfather who dedicated 35 years to the business, Cade's automotive lineage runs deep. With Cade, you'll experience his knowledge, warmth, and commitment to excellence.
Sales Associate

Perry Hodge

Meet Perry, one of our esteemed Sales Associates, whose vibrant personality and diverse experiences make him an invaluable member of our team. Perry is a multifaceted individual. A talented juggler, he seamlessly manages the art of juggling multiple tasks and responsibilities with ease. Perry's expertise extends beyond the showroom floor. Before joining our team, he drove truck, covering an astonishing 3 million kilometers on the open road. Perry's passion for automobiles, coupled with his exceptional customer service skills, has consistently made him a go-to person for clients seeking a personalized and enjoyable car-buying experience.
Terra Fedirko - Sales Associate
Sales Associate

Terra Fedirko

Joining us from the customer service industry, Terra may be small but she is mighty. She has a fantastic sense of humor and admits she has a soft spot for puns & dad jokes. She noted her father is her hero, being a truckdriver's daughter, it was through him she learned the importance of dedication and hard work at whatever one chooses to do in life. One of her favorite quotes is "The windshield is a whole lot bigger than the rearview. Keep lookin' ahead". Away from the office, Terra is very busy in a variety of sports as well as adventuring with her loving best friend, a young blue-nosed pitbull named "Bjørn". Terra is a genuine heart-on-her-sleeve kind of gal and is thrilled to make your car-buying experience fun, exciting, and positively memorable.
Service Manager

Brynn Nickel

Brynn comes to Saskatoon Auto Connection from the far off, fabled magical waters of the world famous Watrous, Saskatchewan. Hmmmm...must be why he floats into work everyday. He is our super friendly Service Manager and is always ready to provide a top-notch experience at our Auto Care Service Centre. When he isn't conducting the movement of vehicles in and out of the service bays like a maestro, he likes to "relax" by slinging wrenches at home on his own side projects.
Service Advisor

Emily Patmore

Emily has filled a few managerial and advisory roles over the years and finds the variety of every day activities keeps her interested and busy. Originally from across the pond, we think Emily is a cool bean and are happy to have her knowledge, organization, and bubbly personality fill the service center as a breath of fresh air. Had she picked another life path -  Emily told us she would have liked to have been a navy seal deep sea diver. Choosing to keep her feet planted on land, Emily enjoys reading, baking, cooking, and her secret skill in nail artistry.
Service Advisor

Glenn Hornsby

Glenn, with a background in the car industry and as a former Executive Chef, seamlessly integrates his expertise into his role as a service advisor. Infusing warmth and hospitality from his culinary career into each interaction, he ensures clients feel valued. Drawing from his advising experience, Glenn provides knowledgeable support, addressing needs with precision. His commitment to treating customers like family makes every visit memorable. With genuine passion for exceptional service, Glenn reflects a lifelong dedication to excellence in both industries.
Parts Advisor

Winston Ridgway

Meet Winston, our experienced and meticulous Parts Advisor. He catalogues and tracks all of our inventory and ensures our technicians have exactly what they need when they need it. Beyond the automotive realm, Winston harbors a fascinating obsession with RC cars, and his downtime is often filled with the whirring excitement of miniature races. With a knack for intriguing trivia, Winston keeps the workplace lively by sharing fun facts that spark conversations and lighten the atmosphere.
Journeyman Automotive Service Technician

Lucas Fertuck

Lucas is a journeyman Technician, with an unwavering commitment to efficiency, Lucas tackles every mechanical task with precision and agility. His passion for automobiles is evident in his particular fondness for the Shelby GT350. Beyond his formidable mechanical skills, Lucas boasts a unique talent for taming unicorns, showcasing his ability to handle even the most fantastical challenges. His dedication to excellence consistently elevates our team's performance, ensuring that we deliver top-notch service to our clients.
Journeyman Automotive Service Technician

Graham Gregoire

Graham is a journeyman technician, who brings a perfect blend of expertise and humor to our team. With a warm and approachable demeanor, Graham is not just your go-to guy for automotive troubleshooting; he's also the one who can put a smile on your face. Sporting an amazing beard that's as impressive as his technical skills, Graham has a passion for working on older cars, particularly Hondas, where he seamlessly merges his love for classic automobiles with his knack for problem-solving. Beyond the garage, Graham's hobbies extend to a miniature world as he avidly collects Hot Wheels cars, showcasing his enthusiasm for all things automotive, big or small. His dedication, coupled with a contagious sense of humor, makes Graham an invaluable asset to our team and a pleasure to work with.
Journeyman Automotive Service Technician

Rob Janzen

Rob is a Journeyman Electrician whose path led him into the mechanical trade. He finds the challenges this career offers for the body and mind keep him coming back for more each day. Outside of the garage, Rob enjoys golf for the sunshine and fresh air Saskatchewan summers have to offer. Year-round, Rob is part of a pool league. This skill seems to lend talent for patience precision and skill when working on vehicles.
Journeyman Automotive Service Technician

Tobi Wuschke

Tobi is one of our highly skilled technicians and a dedicated family man. His logical approach to troubleshooting issues as they arise serves our customers well. We aren't sure how to break the news to him that logical thinking won't help him much when raising his young family. Kids are more unpredictable than cars and will say and do the darndest things. We are sure however, that his family will benefit from his generosity and propensity to go out of his way to help people. His love for cars extends to anything modifed that generates lots of noise and power...our own resident Tim the Toolman Taylor...oooh oooh oooh...except he can actually fix stuff.
Detail Manager

Kyle Doucette

Meet Kyle, our meticulous Car Detailing Manager with a wealth of Autobody experience. Kyle brings a discerning eye and a commitment to perfection in every vehicle he touches, taking immense pride in transforming cars into pristine works of art. His dedication to excellence extends beyond the workshop, mirroring his passion for golf, sporting events, and leisurely days by the lake during the summer. With a blend of technical expertise and a keen eye for aesthetics, Kyle ensures that each car leaves our detailing department in impeccable condition, embodying his unwavering commitment to quality and precision.
Auto Detailing Specialist

Jonel (Joe) Loyola

Joe is our superstar detailer. He is a master of his craft and takes great pride in his work. He has earned the nickname "Magic Man". A dedicated family man, Joe is usually treating other Auto Connection team members with tasty treats popular in the Philippines. We honestly don't know how he stays so happy all of the time, always smiling and singing along to the radio. Watch out when his jam "Barbie Girl" starts playing, he becomes an unstoppable force.
Auto Detailing Specialist

Max Van Shane

Max has a keen eye for precision and meticulously transforms every detailing project into a masterpiece. Reveling in the art of before-and-after comparisons, Max elevates each task to a level of excellence through a commitment to craftsmanship. Outside the realm of meticulous detailing, Max finds joy in the imaginative world of Dungeons & Dragons during spare moments, weaving fantastical tales with friends and embracing the creativity that extends beyond the detailing studio.
Inventory Merchandising & Operations Associate

Evan Loeppky

Meet Evan, our seasoned detailing specialist he is an old soul who has a passion for restoring automotive beauty. With a knack for connecting with people, Evan brings a timeless charm to his craft. His favorite car, the 1958 Plymouth Fury, reflects his appreciation for classic elegance and meticulous attention to detail. Evan's commitment to perfection shines through in every vehicle he touches, making him an invaluable asset to our team.
Auto Detailer

Simon Wood

Bio to come.
Shuttle Driver

Trent Martin

Trent used to be a sales rep who often drove 85,000km in a year, so this guy loves to drive. Trent is absolutely brimming with spunk, humor, and personality from morning until night. He isn't a shy person and can regale you with stories about his dislike of haircuts, or the Chinese New Year he spent in Hong Kong. When asked about his favorite automobile his response was 'Motorcycles, motorcycles, motorcycles, motorcycles, and my green truck.' Trent's little green truck gets lots of looks and attention as it resembles a full-sized hot wheels.
Senior Accountant

Brenda Lang

Brenda Lang is our seasoned Senior Accountant with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of excellence. Holding both CPA and CMA designations, Brenda excels in navigating the intricate world of finance with precision and diligence. She finds immense satisfaction in ensuring that the numbers align perfectly, demonstrating her meticulous attention to detail. Off-duty, Brenda is an avid curler, displaying the same level of dedication and strategy both on and off the ice. She is equally passionate about her family, cherishing moments spent with her beloved dogs, children, and grandchildren.
Bookkeeper

Nancy Degenstein

Nancy, our diligent bookkeeper, brings a wealth of financial expertise to our team. Her meticulous attention to detail speaks volumes about her commitment to maintaining the financial health of our organization. With a keen eye for numbers and a knack for precision, Nancy ensures that our financial records are not only accurate but also seamlessly integrated into our daily operations. Her ability to balance the seriousness of her role with a lighthearted touch makes her an invaluable asset to our team, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
Bookkeeper

Deanna Chmait

Meet Deanna, our cheerful bookkeeper, whose infectious smile brightens up the office every day. With a passion for numbers and a meticulous approach to financial matters, Deanna plays a pivotal role in ensuring our books are in order. Her expertise in bookkeeping, coupled with a friendly demeanor, makes her an integral part of our team. Deanna's commitment to accuracy and reliability makes her a valued asset, and her positive attitude creates a pleasant work environment for everyone around her.
Office Administration

Shea Monea

Shea started at Auto Connection making a name for herself as one of our bubbliest Sales Associates. Fresh back from Maternity she is aiding both the sales and service departments in day-to-day activities. After hours Shea spends her time with her family and friends. Shea raves about her 2008 Honda Element which has taken her on many adventures camping and traveling through the mountains. She comments, "it may look like a toaster on wheels but these vehicles sure have jam!"
Director of Marketing

Shane Kartz

Shane brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the Auto Connection team. He has been a marketing professional for most of his career and has worked with numerous high profile clients in the private sector locally and abroad as well as the federal, provincial and municipal governments. He has held positions with local creative studios, commercial manufacturing companies and the University of Saskatchewan. Shane is also a professional photographer, filmmaker, local business owner and entrepreneur. Shane has been a teacher of Budo Taijutsu for over 24 years and has been actively involved in soccer for most of his life as both a coach and player.
Shuttle Driver

Brody Nelson

Brody, our shuttle driver, is the epitome of charm and wit. When he's not tearing up the field as a running back for the university football team or hitting the books for kinesiology, you can find him strumming his guitar with a smile. Full of boundless energy and a knack for humor, Brody ensures every ride is a delightful experience. So hop aboard and let Brody's infectious personality guide you to your destination!
Customer Service Liaison

Nokkvi Kalthoff

Nokkvi has been greeting customers at the store since he was knee high to a grasshopper. His friendly and playful temperment is very welcoming to all of our visitors. He may even ask you to play ball or toss his rubber bone around a few times just to break the ice. His ancestral family were sheep herders from Iceland, but he's Canadian all the way...Quebecois to be precise, although you would never know it as his francophone accent can't even be detected.
Customer Service Liaison

Molly Monea

Molly is a sweet girl who during her career has spent time greeting customers both in sales and now service. Recently Molly was diagnosed with a genetic eye condition that has caused her to lose sight in both eyes. Don't let that deceive you though she still happily does tricks for treats, and motors around the office seeking out customers to snuggle up to for attention.
Sales Centre Customer Service Liason

Molly Barclay

Molly is our newest furry greeter. She is as smart as a whip and friendly as can be. She really appreciates that we have a very flexible pet owner policy and she is able to bring her owner, Shea, to work everyday to brighten up the dealership. She looks forward to meeting you in person.
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