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  • Ann Marie Clark

    I was born and raised in Campbell River.  When asked how long I've been in the car business I say my age plus nine months :-D. After graduation I went to UVIC and received my degree in Biology (I know … not much use in the car business!!). I attended NADA dealer academy in McLean Virginia and graduated from there with honors. Over the years I've been lucky enough to have had a chance to work in every department at a dealership; from washing vehicles, to being a service advisor, to selling vehicles and working in the administration department. In 1997 I moved to Nanaimo to help with the transition from Meyers Holland to our current Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln and have had the honor to run that dealership and be the leader of the family there since 2001. As of October. 1st, 2012 I have the true honor of continuing Joe Cunningham's legacy here in Parksville as Family Ford and be apart of this amazing family. 

  • Everett Einarson
    Operations Leader

    Our family moved to the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area in the spring of 2013.  Living in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba, I used to call the prairies home.  I first got into the car business in 1994 in Thompson Manitoba where I spent nine years learning both sales and finance.  In 2003 I moved to Winnipeg where I did finance and sales management and ran a small automotive consulting business.  In 2015, I graduated with honours from the National Automotive Dealer Academy in MacLean Virginia. Over the years our family would often come to Vancouver Island visiting friends and family and spending time everywhere from Victoria, to Pender Island, to Tofino. When I met with Ann Marie and her Leadership Team I knew that this was a group that shared the same vision and values as I did.  I feel very lucky to be a car enthusiast in the car business in the most picturesque spot in Canada!

  • Dale Griffis
    General Sales Leader

  • Shawn Hildebrandt
    Finance Leader

    Greetings and thanks for taking the time to read my BIO!

    My name is Shawn Hildebrandt and I have been associated with this Dealer Group since 2007.

     I am now experiencing the exciting world of Finance and Insurance. As the Finance Leader, I am happy to have a cup of coffee and share all the different financial options.

    On a personal note, I'm happily married to my Hot Wife Krista of 20 yrs and a Daddy to two awesome girls. I have traveled internationally as a comedian/magician and never would have guessed that I'd be in the car business!!! But I came to realize that I'm not in the car business, I am in the "people business". It just so happens that I share and promote transportation to nice people who need to get from point A to B.

    When it comes down to it, I believe that the car buying experience should be a stress free, exciting and informative journey with lots of laughter and smiles. If you agree with me then I would love to be your financial advisor for your automotive needs

     Respectfully yours, Shawn

  • Adam Iverson
    Assistant Sales Leader
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  • Sue Charbonneau
    Service Leader

    They say you can take the girl out of the island, but you can't take the island out of the girl! After a few years in the big city, it was time to come home...home to Family Ford.  I was born in Nanaimo and grew up in Parksville, where I started at Joe Cunningham Ford in 1989 as a Warranty Clerk, then Service Advisor, then Service Manager in 2000. In 2012 I moved to the Lower Mainland and continued working as a Service Manager for Ford.  But, I missed the Island and my Ford family.  So, when the opportunity came to come to Family Ford as a Service Leader, I jumped at it!  The chance to work with an innovative leader like Ann Marie Clark, is an honour.  I look forward to continuing the long tradition of excellent customer service with this dynamic team.

  • Travis Lynch
    Parts Leader

  • Brad Johnson
    Lot Leader

    I have been working with cars for years and love it!

  • Melinda Scherger

  • Alesha Perry
    Accounts Payable

  • Chelsea McDonald
    Inventory and Sales Administration

  • Heather Cruise

  • Peggy McManus
    Saturday Receptionist

    I was raised in Vancouver and my main career for 32 years was with Air Canada. I took early retirement and moved to the Island to be closer to my kids and grand kids! My hobbies are reading, computers and photography.

  • Megan Cloarec
    Saturday Reception

  • Robb Frederick
    Sales Consultant

    I started with "Ford" in 1986 and I have worked at Joe Cunningham Ford since Jan. 1991 as a Sales Manager, we were honoured to win the "Chairman's Award" in 1994 which is given to the top 35 Ford stores in Canada! In 2001 I got back on the floor to be a full time Salesman.
    My interests include golf, hockey and baseball, I am married with three daughters; Kelly Jacqueline & Kylie.

  • Dennis Paquette
    Sales Consultant

    I moved from Port Alberni to Parksville in 1974 and graduated from Ballenas Secondary School in 1979. I was employed in Parksville from 1980 to 2000 in the Hospitality Industry working with the Island Hall Beach Resort. After the hospitality industry I chose to start a new career in sales. My first sales job was at Mackay's home electronics where I spent the next 13 years. In 2014 I changed my career path and joined the Sales Team at Joe Cunningham Ford. I have thoroughly enjoyed the transition and look forward to the years ahead. I invite all my friends old and new to stop by for a cup of coffee and visit me, whether you're looking to shop or just say hello!

  • Nathan Chadwick
    Sales Consultant

  • Ken Strachan
    Sales Consultant

    After 5 years on the financial side of the auto industry followed by another 4 years in the management and sales side with Ford Dealerships on the prairies, I relocated back to Vancouver Island with my wife and 3 young sons.  After a time as an entrepreneur, I moved back into the financial industry with the Credit Union system in lending and as a Branch Manager. This led to 11 years as the Mortgage and Banking Manager on the Island with a major Canadian investment firm.  The job involved providing  lending/banking training to a large advisor team and guiding their clients comfortably through the mortgage process. After retirement in 2013 I worked occasionally part time and found myself being bored.  It occurred to me that I had enjoyed the auto industry immensely,  have always enjoyed helping people, and was looking for another challenge. When the opportunity came up to work here at Family Ford with a great group of people I jumped at the chance!  We have a great inventory of quality vehicles and work hard to treat customers respectfully as if they were our guests in our home.


    For those of you who don't know me I have lived here for over 20 years. During this time I've been active variously with Qualicum Beach Fire Department, the Castaways Fly Fishing Club, as well as other local organizations.  I invite all my friends and neighbours to stop in for a coffee and see what we have to offer!


  • Dave Bartlick
    Service Advisor

  • Doug Groth
    Service Advisor

  • Cassandra Egan

  • Don Bensette
    Service Advisor

  • Kim Russcher
    Appointment Coordinator

  • Clayton Albright

  • Tony Martin

  • Paul Bolduc

  • Trevor Havard
    Lot Team

  • Darrel Cutforth
    Lot Team

    My main hobbies are gardening, biking, hiking, fishing and love a challenging puzzle. While I go on my bike rides I enjoy taking scenic photos and taking in the views.

    I am a reliable, honest workers and look forward to using skills I have acquired through my previous careers including the military towards working as a team here at Family Ford!

  • Elijah Albright

    Really into old and nice looking cars.

  • Mark Confortin

  • Mark Mazey
    Master Technician

  • Gerry Kilby

  • Sandy Santarelli

    I've been with Joe Cunningham Ford for over 30 years.  My interests are fly fishing, camping and basically anything outdoors. 

  • Ray Schmidt

  • Ron Hadley

  • Victor Mesic
    Diesel Technician

  • Lawrance Perry
    Apprentice Technician

  • Ryan Dauncey
    Apprentice Technician

  • Aiden Squire
    Apprentice Technician

  • Doug Johnson
    Shuttle Driver

  • Audrey Rampfl
    Shuttle Driver

  • Ken Bedford
    Shuttle Driver

    I was born in Barrow, England and my family moved to Canada in 1957. We cam to North Vancouver with my parents, brother Al and my two sisters Sandra and Jane. In 1960 we moved to Victoria where I attended Esquimalt High School. As a part timne job I worked for Safeway and eventually moved my way up the chain to management.

    After meeting my wife Mary in 1971 I transferred to the Safeway location in Courtney and then eventually back to Victoria. My wife and I were married in 1971 and soon after we had two girls Kari-Lynn and Shelly. We now also hae 2 wondedful grand daughters Sawyer anmd Kaitlin.

    In 2006 I retired fromn Safeway and took up golfing, collecting stamps and coins. After a little time off I started shuttle driving at a GM store for 6 years and now am shuttle driving here at Family Ford!