Meet our Team

Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant
Subaru Brand Specialist

Andrew graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Sport, Health and Exercise Science. He has always had an interest in cars and when he moved here from the United Kingdom a job at Pfaff Subaru was the perfect fit. From an early age Andrew has watched the WRC so naturally he began to really take an interest in Subaru. Outside of work Andrew enjoys following his favourite soccer team, Arsenal FC and enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. He loves Pfaff Subaru for the fun and enjoyable place to work. Andrew graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Sport, Health and Exercise Science. He has always had an interest in cars and when he moved here from the United Kingdom a job at Pfaff Subaru was the perfect fit. From an early age Andrew has watched the WRC so naturally he began to really take an interest in Subaru. Outside of work And...Read MoreRead Less

Jagdeep Badhan
Jagdeep Badhan
Automotive Development Intern

Jagdeep is a lifelong car fan – and an old-school Japanese car fanboy. He studied automotive business at Georgian College, and loves the friendly, approachable team at Pfaff Subaru. Outside work, he enjoys tinkering with cars, gaming, and hanging out with his friends.

Kristina Krmelj
Kristina Krmelj
Sales Administrator

Kristina was looking for work in Guelph when her sister suggested she apply at Pfaff Subaru – where she loves the supportive and fun environment. She studied interior decorating at Humber College, and also attended the University of Guelph. Kristina also enjoys the great outdoors and staying active – walking her dogs, playing sports, gardening, and experimenting in the kitchen are some of the things she enjoys in her spare time.Kristina was looking for work in Guelph when her sister suggested she apply at Pfaff Subaru – where she loves the supportive and fun environment. She studied interior decorating at Humber College, and also attended the University of Guelph. Kristina also enjoys the great outdoors and staying active – walking her dogs, playing sports, gardening,...Read MoreRead Less

Jade Smith
Jade Smith
Team Lead

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in psychology and sociology, Jade started her automotive career in digital marketing with another dealer group, and has worked in the business since 2012. She is more fascinated by the interactions she has with people searching for a vehicle than the vehicles themselves – and feels that at Pfaff Subaru, she is part of a team working towards a greater goal. Jade plays a lot of sports outside work – soccer, hockey, and water skiing are her favourites, along with being involved with community programs.After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in psychology and sociology, Jade started her automotive career in digital marketing with another dealer group, and has worked in the business since 2012. She is more fascinated by the interactions she has with people searching for a vehicle than the vehicles themselves ...Read MoreRead Less

Blake Desormeaux
Blake Desormeaux
Subaru Brand Specialist

Blake loves working at Pfaff Subaru because of the opportunities to develop his skill set in a variety of areas. He has worked variously as a lot attendant, detailer, used car salesperson, and more, in the business. Blake studied sociology at the University of Guelph, and is alos interested in photography, music production, and marketing.

Andrew De Almedia
Andrew De Almedia
Subaru Brand Specialist

Andrew has always loved cars – and has always had a personality for sales. He grew up driving Colin McRae’s legendary Subaru rally car in video games, and is still a gamer and racing enthusiast, with a simulator setup at home. He holds a certificate from the Canadian School of Lutherie, in building and repairing stringed instruments, and worked in construction before making a transition to automotive.Andrew has always loved cars – and has always had a personality for sales. He grew up driving Colin McRae’s legendary Subaru rally car in video games, and is still a gamer and racing enthusiast, with a simulator setup at home. He holds a certificate from the Canadian School of Lutherie, in building and repairing stringed instruments, and worked...Read MoreRead Less

Matthew Mazza
Matthew Mazza
Team Lead

Matthew started his automotive career in 2007 as an apprentice technician. He studied at Conestoga College’s apprenticeship program, and has been interested in Subaru since playing Need For Speed Underground 2 and unlocking the STI! He loves the true team environment at Pfaff Subaru, and outside work, and is a fan of Juventus FC and the WWE.

Heather Tureski
Heather Tureski
Subaru Brand Specialist

After moving to Guelph, Heather was looking for a job and a career change – and her husband, who works in the automotive industry, suggested she apply to Pfaff. She has an honours bachelor of arts degree from McMaster University, where she studied theatre and film, and enjoys spending time outdoors at her family cottage near Kenora. She also loves theatre, and attends shows and volunteers with community groups as often as she can. Heather loves the community atmosphere between all of the Pfaff stores, and the importance they place on supporting women in the automotive industry.After moving to Guelph, Heather was looking for a job and a career change – and her husband, who works in the automotive industry, suggested she apply to Pfaff. She has an honours bachelor of arts degree from McMaster University, where she studied theatre and film, and enjoys spending time outdoors at her family cottage near Kenora. She also love...Read MoreRead Less

Jerri  Gallo
Jerri Gallo
Receptionist

Jerri studied broadcast journalism at Sheridan College, but wanted to explore a new path, which is how she ended up at Pfaff Subaru – she stayed because of the core values the entire team shares and the encouraging atmosphere in the dealership. Outside of work, she is a freelance makeup artist on evenings and weekends, and enjoys playing softball in the summer.Jerri studied broadcast journalism at Sheridan College, but wanted to explore a new path, which is how she ended up at Pfaff Subaru – she stayed because of the core values the entire team shares and the encouraging atmosphere in the dealership. Outside of work, she is a freelance makeup artist on evenings and weekends, and enjoys playing softball...Read MoreRead Less

Dora Roberts
Dora Roberts
Accounting Adiminstrator

Dora studied at the Universidad Privada de Ciencias Aplicas in Peru, earning an MBA. She joined the Pfaff Subaru team in 2018 with a desire to learn more about her job and the automotive industry – and cherishes the culture at Pfaff Subaru, where everyone is friendly and easy to talk to. Outside of work she enjoys travel, movies, and camping.

Emily  Paravano
Emily Paravano
Receptionist

Emily is a student at the University of Guelph, majoring in criminal justice and public policy. A “car girl” at heart, she was always surrounded with peers that were involved with cars. She finds the environment at Pfaff Subaru friendly and welcoming, where everyone does their part to help everyone’s success. Outside work, she focuses on keeping on track with school, and playing rugby.Emily is a student at the University of Guelph, majoring in criminal justice and public policy. A “car girl” at heart, she was always surrounded with peers that were involved with cars. She finds the environment at Pfaff Subaru friendly and welcoming, where everyone does their part to help everyone’s success. Outside work, she focuses on keep...Read MoreRead Less

Lindsay Thibodeau
Lindsay Thibodeau
Receptionist

Lindsay studied health sciences at Conestoga College, and has a growing family, with two young boys that she spend all of her time with when not working – attending karate, swimming lessons, Lego building, and school trips. She loves Subarus, and is passionate about helping others achieve what makes them happy – being part of the whole experience is her favourite part of her job.Lindsay studied health sciences at Conestoga College, and has a growing family, with two young boys that she spend all of her time with when not working – attending karate, swimming lessons, Lego building, and school trips. She loves Subarus, and is passionate about helping others achieve what makes them happy – being part of the whole experien...Read MoreRead Less

Kevin  Ramsarran
Kevin Ramsarran
Fixed Operations Director

Kevin has loved cars since he was a kid; when he was 7 years old, he used to deliver newspapers to the original H.J. Pfaff Motors store in Newmarket – saying to himself one day he would work there, or purchase a car there. Kevin has spent 19 years with the company in various positions including a parts delivery driver, parts manager, and fixed operations manager. He studied as a computer network technician at CDI college, and currently drives a 2019 STI. Outside work, he enjoys spending time at the RV resort owned by a family member in Shelburne, washing his car late at night, and keeping a perfectly clean driveway in the winter!Kevin has loved cars since he was a kid; when he was 7 years old, he used to deliver newspapers to the original H.J. Pfaff Motors store in Newmarket – saying to himself one day he would work there, or purchase a car there. Kevin has spent 19 years with the company in various positions including a parts delivery driver, parts manager, and fixed op...Read MoreRead Less

Rich Maertens
Rich Maertens
Concierge Services

Rich has always loved driving, and chose to apply his experience in working with people (a degree in human relations and counselling studies from the University of Waterloo and a bachelor of education from the University of Western Ontario) to his current position. His favourite Subaru is the WRX STI, and he enjoys cycling, yoga, and using his hands to build wood projects and renovate his home.Rich has always loved driving, and chose to apply his experience in working with people (a degree in human relations and counselling studies from the University of Waterloo and a bachelor of education from the University of Western Ontario) to his current position. His favourite Subaru is the WRX STI, and he enjoys cycling, yoga, and using his hand...Read MoreRead Less

Ivan  Heath
Ivan Heath
Technician

Ivan’s entire family is mechanically inclined, so it’s no surprise he developed an interest in automobiles; he has 33 years of experience in the field, and attended the Cabot Institute in St. John’s, NL. Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his family, home renovations, photography, and taking motorcycle trips.

Jessica Cormier
Jessica Cormier
Apprentice Technician

Jessica has five years of experience, and got her first co-op placement in the automotive business at an independent auto shop in high school. She is currently studying at Conestoga College for her apprenticeship. Four years ago, she bought her first Subaru, a 1998 Legacy GT Limited, and has had a strong interest in the brand since then – she’s owned four Subarus in four years! Outside work, she enjoys working on her personal vehicles and participating in rally-cross events.Jessica has five years of experience, and got her first co-op placement in the automotive business at an independent auto shop in high school. She is currently studying at Conestoga College for her apprenticeship. Four years ago, she bought her first Subaru, a 1998 Legacy GT Limited, and has had a strong interest in the brand since then – she’s...Read MoreRead Less

Steven Nguyen
Steven Nguyen
Service Advisor

Steven started his automotive career in grade 10, when he took a co-op position doing tires at a local dealership. He has been a Subaru enthusiast his entire life, and now drives a 2018 STI. He loves the family environment at Pfaff Subaru, and outside of work, enjoys working on cars and drinking bubble tea!

Maggie  Lorentz
Maggie Lorentz
Assistant Fixed Operations

Dylan Maxwell
Dylan Maxwell
Parts Advisor

Dylan has worked in the automotive business since 2009 and his lifelong passion for cars comes partly from his father and uncle – both of whom owned muscle cars when he was young. He studied to be an automotive technician at Conestoga College, and has done custom work on his own vehicle ever since. Outside work, he loves working on heavily modified vehicles, playing football, road trips around Canada, and racing.Dylan has worked in the automotive business since 2009 and his lifelong passion for cars comes partly from his father and uncle – both of whom owned muscle cars when he was young. He studied to be an automotive technician at Conestoga College, and has done custom work on his own vehicle ever since. Outside work, he loves working on heavily modifi...Read MoreRead Less