Our Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Dave Shoots - Dealer Principal
    Dealer Principal


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

    "When you love camping 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!


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    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 camper and boater, a golfer and a huge fan of the sport of hockey, living in the Owen Sound area is a 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:
    -Honest
    -Caring
    -Driven
    -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.

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  • Diana Raymond - Controller
    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:
    -Dedicated
    -Honest
    -Passionate
    -Caring

    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.

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  • Jenny Wilkie - Financial Service Manager
    Financial Service Manager
    519.371.3978

    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.  ;)

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  • Garnet Walker - Sales Manager
    Sales Manager
    519.371.3978

    Garnet joins our team after serving people with excellence for the past 10 years in Collingwood.  He now brings his proven track record with him to our region and we couldn't be happier to welcome him!


    He and his 17 year old daughter enjoy watching movies, playing basketball, learning to drive and generally just hanging out!  He is an avid boater and you can catch him out on his Starcraft Startron (aka: the red dragon) touring around Georgian Bay.  

    Four words that best describe Garnet
        - Diligent
        - Detailed
        - Friendly
        - Down-to-earth

    Favourite Hyundai: Veloster
    Favourite Food: Cheese Burger (home made of course)
    Nickname: G Walk

    Come and say hello to Garnet and learn how he can make your dream car a reality!  He prides himself on your satisfaction and is ready to go above and beyond to make that happen.

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  • Dave Hamill - Sales Manager
    Sales Manager
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    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:
    -honest
    -warm
    -friendly
    -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.  

    #davesellshyundai

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  • Jody Esson - Product Expert
    Product Expert
    226-974-2035

    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!

    @jodythehyundaichick

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  • Nick Hahn - Product Expert
    Product Expert
    519.371.3978

    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.

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  • Richard Patton - Product Expert
    Product Expert
    519.371.3978

    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

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  • Danielle Gibbons - Product Expert
    Product Expert
    519.371.3978

    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

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  • 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:
    -Happy
    -Social
    -Outgoing
    -Genuine

    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".

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  • Leigh Wilson - Administrative Assistant
    Administrative Assistant
    (519)371-3978

    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!

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  • Les Silverthorn - Parts Manager
    Parts Manager
    519.371.3978

    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!

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  • Tracy Paris - Guest Relations Representative
    Guest Relations Representative
    519.371.3978

    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.

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  • Marcia Neelands - Service Advisor
    Service Advisor
    519.371.3978

    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!

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  • Torulv Marun - Service Advisor
    Service Advisor
    519.371.3978

    Torulv joins our team as an addition to our service department, placing your needs and concerns first.  Born in Toronto, Tor moved to Owen Sound for the amazing view, the space and the lack of busy city rush!  He and his fiancee Jess have a 2 month old little girl and are all loving the idea of bringing up their family in our area.


    A self professed "car guy", you can find him busy doing anything to do with cars including checking out the various car shows.  He enjoys mountain biking on the weekends and spending time with his ladies.'

    4 words that best describe Tor:
        - Car Enthusiast (technically 2 words, but we'll let it slide)
        - Welcoming
        - Genuine
        - Honest

    Favourite Hyundai: Veloster
    Favourite Food: two way tie between steak and tacos
    Nick Name: Tor or Wolf (Torulv means "Thor's Wolf")

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  • Bob McClean - Shop Foreman
    Technician
    519.371.3978

    Bob has just taken on the role of Shop Foreman and we couldn't be happier to have him take on this new title.  Through the days you will find Bob working in the shop, leading by example.  He does great work and takes pride in everything he does.


    Bob is married to Sherri and together they have a beautiful home and family that they love spending time with.  You can often find them relaxing together in the hot tub, taking Bob's motorcycle out for a cruise or planning their next trip to Cuba.

    Favourite Hyundai: Elantra and Tucson
    Favourite Food: Chicken Wings
    Nickname: Bob!

    We are so happy to have Bob as a part of our service team and being a fantastic brand ambassador as well.

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  • Evan Paulin - Technician
    Technician
    519.371.3978

    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!

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  • Ryan Summers - Technician
    Technician
    519.371.3978

    Ryan joins us with some excellent energy, lots of willingness to help out and a great work ethic.  He's a young guy with all kinds of promise in his chosen field.  As a self professed Car Enthusiast, he finds himself in his sweet spot here at the dealership, working on cars all day and adding to the spectacular shop atmosphere.

    When he's not here you can find him on the baseball diamond or prepping to head off snowboarding on one of the local slopes!

    4 words that best describe Ryan:
        - Outgoing
        - Car Enthusiast
        - Determined
        - Optimistic 

    Favourite Hyundai: Genesis
    Favourite Food: Pizza
    Nick Name: Summer Time

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  • Mark Binnendyk - Technician
    Technician
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    Mark recently moved into our area from London and has joined our team here at the shop.  The first thing many recognize about Mark is his height, but we're far more excited about his attention to detail and great work ethic!  You're in good hands with our tech team for sure and Mark is a great addition!  If you're ever in conversation with him, just mention sporting video games... one of his favourite ways to blow off steam.


    Four words that describe Mark:
        - Hard working (2 words, but we'll let it slide)
        - Dedicated
        - Observant
        - Patient

    Favourtie Hyundai: PONY... that's a first for our site, but he loves that you simply couldn't kill it!
    Favourite Food: Steak
    Nickname: Sparky

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  • Jaden Meggitt - Apprentice Tech
    Apprentice Tech
    519.371.3978

    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!

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  • 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:
    -Caring
    -Ambitious
    -Zealous
    -Expressive

    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.

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  • Jovee Hamill - Reception
    Reception
    519.371.3978

    The friendly voice on the phone or face at the reception desk on many Saturdays is Jovee!  We are happy to have her doing such a great job for us and helping us serve you better.  Jovee is the second child of one of our Sales Managers Dave and has been an eager learner since her dad started at the store.


    Favourite Hyundai: Whichever one she's in
    Favourite Food: Big fan of pickles and "vinegarish things"
    Nickname: Jovers


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  • 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.

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