Our Team

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  • Dave Shoots - Dealer Principal
    Dealer Principal

  • Jeff Raymond - GM/Managing Partner
    GM/Managing Partner

    "When you love boating and you love hockey...where else would you live", says Jeff Raymond.  Recently relocating his family to Owen Sound, he's up to the challenge of taking Owen Sound Hyundai to the next level of customer care.  We want to be your car dealer!


    With the true belief that the Sales Department sells the first car, but a dynamic Service Department will sell the rest is what this store thrives on.  Jeff and his team will stop at nothing to earn your business.

    As mentioned, being a die hard boater, a golfer and a huge fan of the sport of hockey, living in the Owen Sound area is dream come true for Jeff and his family.   

    Alongside Diana, his wife, at his side operating as the Controller for the dealership...they have three children.  Two of the older kids are following in their parents careers in the automotive business.   Their youngest can usually be found strapping on goalie pads and playing hockey for the Jr Attack here in Owen Sound.
    4 words that best describe Jeff would be:
    -Human.....(makes mistakes and owns up to them).

    With the title of General Manager, Jeff's responsibilities on a day to day basis is very large, but his favourite thing to do is simply meet guests, get to know them and help them purchase their vehicle!  He still gets excited every time he gets a new demo, so he understands how guests feel when driving off in their new wheels.

    Nickname - Razor 
    Favourite Food:  Alaskan King Crab
    Favourite Hyundai:   Palisade!

    Stop in and meet the New Team Owen Sound Hyundai.

  • Diana Raymond - Controller

    "It's a team approach, with a family atmosphere" says Diana Raymond.  She's been in automotive retail for the last 25 years and is excited to be team managing with her husband Jeff.

    With a nickname "Lady Di", she fits that description perfectly.  

    Being the proud mother of 3 children, her favourite thing in the world is just being their 'mom'.   With their oldest recently getting married to his high-school sweetheart, she looks forward to the next stage of parenting....she hears its even more fun being a grand-parent.
    She is busy planning the wedding of the 'middle child' in 2017, and keeps busy being a proud 'Hockey mom" to their youngest who plays netminder for the Shallow Lake Rep Lakers.

    Four words that best describe Diana:

    Jeff will add one more and call her very shy.

    In Diana's spare time she loves to watch all levels of hockey, especially Junior hockey and her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  She loves to be surrounded by family and lots of friends...   Her perfect day is described as sitting on her boat at anchor sipping away a glass of wine.

    Favourite Food:  Pizza
    Favourite Hyundai: Tucson

    Please come meet Diana and the New Team Owen Sound Hyundai.

  • Jenny Wilkie - Financial Service Manager
    Financial Service Manager

    Jenny studied Business and Marketing at Flemming College, then moved on to work in Sales at Bayshore Broadcasting and KC Distributing.

    Being married, with 3 children keeps her busy at either the hockey rink cheering on her little athletes, camping or simply hanging with friends outdoors. The family are huge Owen Sound Attack fans!  The family hosts 1 or 2 players in their home each season... that's devotion!

    Jenny is fantastic in our business office and will help make your experience wonderful.  No question is silly, so ask away... Jenny wants you to be confident with every aspect of your purchase or lease.

    Four words that would best describe Jenny:
    - Honest
    - Compassionate
    - Driven
    - Organized

    Favourite Food:   Steak and grilled veggies
    Favourite Hyundai:  Sante Fe Sport
    Nickname: Jenny... just Jenny.  ;)

  • Dave Hamill - Sales Manager
    Sales Manager

    Having grown up in Owen Sound, Dave has a unique perspective on the community.  He aims to help his fellow Owen Sounders feel welcome and get into something they will love to drive!

    Spending 20 years as a Pastor, Dave decided it was time for a change in career paths, and was excited about the challenge of selling automobiles, a passion he didn't know he had!  Dave feels that his background will make guests comfortable with decisions involving the second largest purchase in most households today!

    Dave has been married to his high school sweetheart Mindy for more than 18 years.  Together they have three children, two boys and a girl.  
    In their spare time you will find Dave camping with the family, going for walks, cheering his daughter at the horse paddock, rooting on his son as "The VOICE of the Lakers" in Shallow Lake arena, while he helps defends the net for the Shallow Lake Lakers, or playing somewhere with their 3rd.

    Four words that would best describe Dave:
    -fun (and creative....Dave can't count, that's 5 words).

    Favourite Food:   Sushi
    Favourite Hyundai:  Palisade
    Nickname: Dave... creative, right?!

    If you want a truly enjoyable experience buying a vehicle, you need to look no further and pop in to meet Dave, a valuable part of the New Team Owen Sound Hyundai.  


  • Jody Esson - Product Expert
    Product Expert

    Jody comes to us with a background in sales and customer service.  She enjoys putting customer needs as her top priority and her infectious smile will make you feel welcomed every time.

    Jody loves baking for her family, hiking and caring for her small zoo!  2 rescued snakes, a water dragon and a dog... sounds exhausting, right?!  She loves hiking the Bruce trails and visiting the area beaches as well as being a self professed movie buff.

    Four words that best describe Jody are
        - Enthusiastic
        - Personable
        - Mother
        - Dependable

    Favourite Hyundai: 2019 Kona
    Favourite Food: Sushi
    Nick Name: Jodes

    Come in and see Jody today for a fresh way to buy vehicles and experience over the top service!


  • Nick Hahn - Product Expert
    Product Expert

    Nick joins our team as a self professed "car geek".  He and his wife have been driving Hyundai vehicles of their own for some time now and he is excited to get moving on introducing many more people to our awesome line up!

    He has spend time working as a civilian Employee with the Canadian Forces base in Meaford, loves to cook and when he's not dabbling in Karaoke he loves to read.

    Favourite Hyundai: Veloster
    Favourite Food: Tacos
    Nick Name:  Everyone just calls him Nick

    Come in today and see Nick and he'll be happy to introduce all the many advantages of owning a Hyundai!  He is personable, funny and his brain is just wired for cars.  He's ready to serve you today.

  • Richard Patton - Product Expert
    Product Expert

    Richard joins our team with lots of experience with excellent guest service.  He has worked in the auto industry for years in both Ireland and Canada... hence the incredible Irish accent!  (I think it's fake, but he hasn't cracked yet!)  Outside of cars, Richard loves sports mainly hockey (loves the Attack) and Soccer.  He also loves a good book and a walk with his furry pal Bella.

    4 words that best describe Richard:
        - Friendly
        - Accommodating
        - Diligent
        - Honest

    Favourite Hyundai: Santa Fe
    Favourite Food: Fish - more specifically Salmon!
    Nickname: Rick

  • Danielle Gibbons - Product Expert
    Product Expert

    Danielle has a great track record of making our sales experience wonderful for both her guests and, it seems to me, herself!  I hear lots of giggles and fun conversations during her time with guests (Dave).  Her laughter is contagious for sure!

    Friendly and knowledgeable, Danielle does a wonderful job of helping our guests find the vehicle that fits their lifestyle!

    4 words that best describe Danielle:
        - Giggles (so much more than a highschool nickname!)
        - Knowledgeable
        - Driven
        - Care

    Favorite Hyundai: Veloster, though Palisade might sway her
    Favorite Food: Whopper from Burger King
    Nickname: Danny

  • Justin McCrae - Sales Consultant
    Sales/ Detail

    Having grown up in Owen Sound, Justin went to OSCVI where he played for the OSCVI Falcons!   

    Justin, along with his sister Kyla....can often be found hanging with their parents relaxing at the family campsite out at the beautiful Mountain Lake.   
    During Justin's spare time, he will usually be found hanging out with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.   He still continues to play hockey with the Junior C Walkerton Hawks where he plays forward.
    He also loves to play lacrosse.

    Justin has been with Owen Sound Hyundai since 2016 in a partime role working in the service and detail dept.  Over the course of the next couple years, he expressed an interest in joining the Sales dept and pursuing the automotive industry full time.   With lots of friends and family in the area, Justin should be able to service all of your automotive needs.

    Four words that would best describe Justin:
    -Easy Going (that's 5 words Justin!!!)

    Favourite Food:   Mom's homemade lasagna
    Favourite Hyundai:  Elantra Sport
    Nick Name:   Crazy

    If you want a fun, easy-going purchase experience with very little pressure, you need to come and see Justin.

  • Leigh Wilson - Administrative Assistant
    Administrative Assistant

    Born in Oshawa but raised in Thornbury, Grey County will always be home for Leigh. A recent graduate from Georgian College's Owen Sound Campus, Leigh had been seeking a new, exciting opportunity to dive into... and that's how she landed here at Owen Sound Hyundai.

    In any spare time she's given Leigh will be out on some sort of adventure with her energetic pup, Zeus. Be sure to share your favourite hike in the area, it's her goal to get out and try them all!


    4 words that best describe Leigh:

    - Organized

    - Quiet

    - Caring

    - Happy!


    Favourite Food: Any and all fruit 

    Favourite Hyundai: Santa Fe XL, all that space is key!

    Leigh is wonderful with details and helps us keep this busy dealership working!  She brings a willingness to help and a smile that is infectious.  Make sure you say hello to Leigh!

  • Lisa Hargest - Guest Relations
    Guest Relations

    Lisa is "the Voice of Owen Sound Hyundai"....when you call in, you will usually get Lisa's friendly, warm voice.   Being a local gal, growing up here in Owen Sound, and went to Westhill Secondary School.   

    In her spare time, Lisa loves to play fetch with her dog.... Duke!  She loves to garden, hang out with friends and when things are quiet, she will snuggle into a good book.   On Tuesday's you will usually find Lisa hanging out with her sister
    (Karen) at the Cineplex taking in the latest greatest movie!

    Four words that best describe Lisa:

    Favourite Food-  her mom's meatloaf and scallop potatoes
    Favourite Hyundai -  Genesis Coupe

    Lisa has opened up her home to 16 Owen Sound Attack players over the years as billets.   At one point, she had 4 players at the same time....and she's proud to have billeted current NHL Edmonton Oiler Andrej Sekera.

    "Thank you for calling Owen Sound Hyundai....Lisa speaking".

  • Sherry Ruysseveldt - Service Manager
    Service Manager

    Sherry has recently moved to the Manager's desk after showing her attention to detail and wonderful guest relations.  

    Sherry has worked in the auto industry for more than 25 years. She first started in Manufacturing, then became a Service Advisor in 2006, and shortly thereafter moved over to our sister location, Brantford Hyundai in 2008.

    Having loved spending time touring with her husband Dave on motorcycles, all over the Georgian Bay area since 2003, it only made sense to look into moving here permanently.

    In her spare time she also loves to hike, explore and enjoy sunrises and sunsets.

    If you want an honest, friendly service experience, Sherry will go above and beyond to assist.

    Four words that best describe Sherry:
    - Fun
    - Honest
    - Enthusiastic
    - Caring

    Favourite food: Chicken Wings

    Favourite Hyundai:  Sonata

    Please, for all your service needs  stop in and meet Sherry.  You will be glad you did...

  • Les Silverthorn - Parts Manager
    Parts Manager

    Les comes to us as our Parts Manager.  He is an integral part of our dealership and so far has taken on the challenge with gusto! Les spends much of his free time with his Grandson and is a fan of Nascar, golfing as well as camping. Come and see Les for all your parts needs and he'll be sure to serve you with the personal car and attention you deserve.

    Welcome Les!

  • Tracy Paris - Guest Relations Representative
    Guest Relations Representative

    Tracy has an extensive background in customer service and administration.  That means she is fantastic at helping people and keep us organized too!  New to the area, Tracy loves spending time with her husband and fur babies too (2 dogs, 2 cats).

    4 words that best describe Tracy:
        - Honest
        - Caring
        - Organized
        - Punctual

    Favourite Hyundai: 2019 Santa Fe
    Favourite Food: Pasta
    Nick Name:  Judy ;)

    When you call for any service appointments or warranty work you will most likely be speaking with Tracy.  Her warm and caring manor will get you the service you need and a smile on your face.

  • Marcia Neelands - Service Advisor
    Service Advisor

    Marcia has been a wonderful addition to our already stellar service team as an advisor.   We think her and Sherry will get along awesome, and will continue to lead our Service dept to nothing but blue sky ahead!

    She has been with her partner Paul for about 18 years, and having grown up in Owen Sound and Chatsworth...decided to stay here and call this beautiful area....home!

    Marcia has a super fantastic daughter, and she is step-mom to 3 totally awesome kids...and a proud grandma to two energetic little ones.

    In her free time, Marcia loves to be outdoors camping around the Georgian Bay area in the summer, and often in the winter you will find her cheering on her daughter at the rink, playing for their beloved Ice Hawks!
    Oh, did we mention she is also a huge Owen Sound Attack fan?   

    4 words that best describe Marcia:
        - Dedicated
        - Loyal
        - Responsible
        - Dependable

    Favourite:  Hyundai Santa Fe
    Favourite Food:  EVERYTHING!!!!
    Nickname: Marcia Marcia Marcia

    Whether you are coming in for a service appointment, tire swap or even just have a question, with her many years of guest experience, she is here to serve and we are excited to have her on our team!

  • Evan Paulin

    Evan has been a wonderful addition to our team!  He brings experience and a wonderful work ethic to our already hard working team... fits right in!

    4 words that best describe Evan:
    - Smiley!
    - Easy Going
    - Friendly
    - Outgoing

    Favourite Hyundai:  Accent
    Favourite Food: Seafood
    Nick Name: Chevy or Chev 

    Evan loves cycling, snowboarding and golfing depending on the season.  He prides himself on being thorough and efficiency.  Next time you're in, say hi to Evan!

  • Bob McClean

  • Sajeev Villody

    Sajeev has been a valuable part of our team since 2016.   He has a strong background in computers having worked at Staples in the past, and loves to tinker with cars even in his spare time.

    He is married to his lovely wife Saritha of 15 years, and they have two daughters.

    Sajeev strongly believes in staying motivated, and positive, and that you should NEVER give up.

    The most important thing to do when enjoying spare time off, is spending time with family and friends.

    Four words that would best describe Sajeev:
    - Honest
    - Hard worker
    - Quick learner
    - Open-minded

    Favourite Food:   Luvs all Canadian food!!!
    Favourite Hyundai:  tough one here, he loves the Sante Fe Sport, Elantra, Sonata and the Tucson

    If you want a trusted opinion with quality work, please come see us and "Saj" and the team will take great care of you!

  • Jaden Meggitt - Apprentice Tech
    Apprentice Tech

    Jaden joins our team looking to build skills for his career in the automotive technician field.  He learned to love cars while working on them with his uncle as a young man, now he's looking forward to a future living that dream daily.

    4 words that best describe Jaden:
        - Outgoing
        - Hard worker
        - Hyperactive
        - Patient

    Favourtie Hyundai: Genesis
    Favourite Food: Spaghetti
    Nick Name: Cheeeze

    We're fans of Jaden's work ethic and general team work.  Way to go Jaden!  Keep up the good work!

  • Chase Raymond
    GM in training

    As the youngest son of Jeff and Diana, Chase is the final piece of the puzzle.   With that, Jeff and Diana, along with their 3 kids are all active in the automotive field.

    Chase chips in when needed can often be found hanging out on busy Saturday's answering phones, or serving guests.

    In Chase's free time, his favourite thing to do is slap on goalie pads and stand in front of pucks that come flying at him while he guards the net for his boys, all part of the Owen Sound Jr Attack.

    He is also an avid You-tuber...and overall tech-geek.  If dad can't figure it out, Chase usually has to step in.

    Four words that best describe Chase:

    Favourite Food:  Pizza
    Favourite Hyundai:   Genesis Coupe (like his dad)

    While still trying to figure out if he will be an astronaut, an NHL Goalie, professional You-Tuber or all the above...Chase would love to show all our guests we simply believe in taking care of them.  Our guests are a valuable extension of the Owen Sound Hyundai family.

  • Jim Austin - Shuttle Driver
    Shuttle Driver

    Jim joins our team as the master shuttle driver!  We are excited to announce that we are not only shuttling our guests, but also able to offer a valet service!  Jim is making this happen! Jim is a retired business owner who loves to keep busy as a father of 3 and grandfather of 7 and now as a busy shuttle driver for Owen Sound Hyundai!

    We hope you'll come and see Jim soon and enjoy his pleasant personality and warm smile while you're here.