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Management

Sean Adams
General Manager

West Side Acura has been under the leadership of General Manager, Sean Adams, since 2013. His customer-first focus has trickled into every department of the dealership, from sales to service and parts. He's been a fan of the Acura Integra since his teenage years and continues to fawn over the legendary model to this day. When asked about what he loves most about Acura, Adams said that Acura offers customers "the perfect mix of luxury and value." Adams is a husband and father to two. He has a passion for motorcycles and soccer.

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Duane Worsfold
Parts Manager

This dapper gentleman has been a part of the West Side Acura landscape since 2001. Parts Manager, Duane Worsfold is a dog-person but thus far, his dream of having a furry little friend of his very own has gone unrealized. Worsfold whole-heartedly believes in the reliability of Acura. When asked why his favourite model is the '97 Integra Type-R he responded with "it's rare and it's cool." When he's not overseeing the polishing of parts in our parts department, Worsfold and his long-time lady friend can be found enjoying a west-facing patio in the sunshine or camping and fishing.

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Chris Mani
Service Manager

He's tall, dark and quite clearly quite handsome. Chris Mani has been with West Side Acura since 2008. He speaks English, French and Fijian. When he isn't managing our Service Department, Mani can be found with his wife and little boy, on the golf course or in front of the BBQ. Mani believes the Acura brand delivers it all! Comfort, quality, technology and performance. His favourite Acura model has always been the NSX. As a little boy, he spent a lot of time daydreaming of driving the red NSX in the poster on his bedroom wall.

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Justin Farnham
General Sales Manager

You won't need Google when you've got Justin Farnham nearby. West Side Acura's General Sales Manager is pretty much a walking encyclopedia, particularly when it comes to the Acura brand. He's been with West Side Acura since 2010 and holds customer-service and satisfaction as top priority for himself and his team. At home, Farnham and his lovely wife have a sweet little girl. When he isn't at the dealership, Farnham can be found fishing, camping or enjoying a round of golf. His favourite Acura model is the MDX. Why? "It's incredibly safe and offers exceptional value for the price."

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Andrew Nemeth
Sales Manager

The sales team at West Side Acura is bolstered by sales powerhouse, Andrew Nemeth, who was named Sales Manager in 2015. Nemeth is a hockey coach and a movie and television buff, passions he will likely pass on to his two young sons that he and his beautiful wife have together. Nemeth's all-time favourite Acura model is the 2013 TSX. He'll be happy to tell you what he loves about it when you come to the dealership to negotiate your next Acura purchase.

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Joey Vandervet
Finance Manager

Finance clients entering his office are often greeted by a playlist of soul music from the 70s and 80s, but Joey Vandervet is always tastefully dressed in the latest men's fashions. He's been with West Side Acura since 2014 and points to Acura's luxury, performance and low cost of ownership as big reasons his customers keep coming back. When he's not setting up finance options for his clients, Vandervet can be found at the gym, learning to skateboard or eating.


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Kevin Mitchell
Finance Director

He's got a booming voice and a big smile to match! Financial Services Director, Kevin Mitchell, has been with West Side Acura since 2014 and is an NSX lover, calling it "the best-looking high-performance supercar on the market." When he isn't setting up clients with the best finance and insurance they can find, he's traveling and cruising with his wife, Dayna and their English Bulldog, Cannoli. He's got a 2012 Harley Davidson Road King and cheers for the Packers, the Blue Jays and even the Elks.


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Emily Swan
Merchandiser/Video Content

She's a lifelong Edmonton area local who loves anything involving creativity. As a merchandiser, you can find Emily snapping photos of vehicle inventory and capturing footage of West Side Acura.

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Minnie and Ruby
WSA Brand Ambassadors

These two little faces are well known around the West Side Acura Dealership and on Instagram too! Minnie and Ruby love running for the toy when playing fetch but they don't seem to enjoy the delivery portion of the game. Instead of bringing the thrown toy or stick back for another toss, these puppies more often will run away with it. Their hobbies include eating, sleeping and tumbling in the grass or going for car rides in their mom's TLX. Follow them on Instagram @3Butterballs

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Sales

Alissa Makaruk
Sales Consultant

She's got it all. Beauty, brains and Instagram famous bulldogs! Alissa Makaruk started with the West Side Acura sales team in early 2017 and her presence has brightened up our showroom ever since. She's a driven woman who has just finished business school with a major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Makaruk is a diehard MDX fan citing the technological edge of 2022 model as her favourite part of the 3-row luxury Acura SUV. Check out Makaruk's Instagram page @3butterballs


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Erik Bourque
Sales Consultant

Don't let his youthful good looks deceive you. Erik Bourque knows customer service, automobiles and he most definitely knows Acura inside and out, "Acura is a fantastic blend of classic and modern values as well as performance and luxury." Bourque can be seen driving to work in his Honda Civic or blazing into the lot on his motorcycle, a Yamaha R1. The '92 NSX-R was only released in Japan, but it remains his favourite Acura model. Aside from a passion for everything auto, Bourque plays guitar, snowboards and loves his family Bernese Mountain dog, Bentley.


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Jeff Ma
Internet Manager

He's a car connoisseur and an Acura adorer. Jeff Ma has been with West Side Acura since 2013 but his favourite Acura model just happens to be the '22 MDX. He loves the new design on the exterior and the interior but it's the digital cluster gauge that captured his heart. Ma is a relationship-focused member of our team, often reaching out to clients on birthdays and holidays and turning them into life-long friends. He keeps busy on weekends with family, sports and cycling.


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Justin Leroux
Internet Manager

He might sometimes look like a serious chap but if you stop to chat, you'll find that Justin Leroux is full of quick comebacks and witty comments that'll have you chuckling long after you drive your new Acura home. Justin Leroux brought his skills to the West Side Acura sales team in 2016 and describes Acura automobiles as offering "pure balance of luxury, sport and value." He loves hockey, camping, his wife, their two kids and the two Leroux family dogs.


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Marty Quon
Lease Account Manager

A literal reality tv star is a West Side Acura sales superstar! Marty Quon of the Food Network shows The Quon Dynasty and Family Restaurant has been with West Side Acura since 2003. His passion is Acura and it shows by how his customers remain loyal to the Acura brand. Quon's family business is an Edmonton cornerstone; The Lingnan, now operating for more than 74 years. He and his wife have two daughters and two wiener dogs. Quon's dream car is already a part of his impressive car collection: the Acura NSX.


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Victor Jereniuk
Senior Sales Consultant

In the summer months, Victor Jereniuk's skin tone turns a deep peachy bronze because of all the sunshine he gets on the golf course. Golf is his great love outside of the dealership. He's been a member of the sales team since 2008 and touts a message about the Acura brand as being safe, reliable, and offering "outstanding value". His top-rated Acura model is the TLX Type-S. Jereniuk has two adult children, a son and daughter. Stop by for a chat with Jereniuk if you speak English or Ukrainian!


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Service

Aubrey Alas
Senior Service Advisor

He's a West Side Acura Service Advisor by day and fur-baby-daddy by night who also owns an auto vinyl-wrap company. Aubrey Alas has worked here since 2018 and touts the versatility Acura brings throughout the line-up. His favourite model is the RDX citing that it, "drives like a car but has lots of space for stuff." Alas spends his spare time cruising, at car meetups and shows with his three puppies, Chichi, Mona and Twinkie, in tow.


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Nikki Lacroix
Service Advisor

Nicolette (better known as Nikki) is fun, bubbly, energetic and full of life. She started with West Side Acura as the full-time receptionist in 2020 and is back as the appointment coordinator for the service department. Nikki is a psychology student, a certified legal assistant, and is multilingual in English, Tagalog, and American Sign Language. In her free time, she enjoys ice skating with the West Side Acura team and she even plays 6 instruments. Nikki works hard to make sure every West Side Acura customer she engages with leaves happy and smiling.

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Carmela Aquino
Appointment Coordinator

Carmela has been cheerleading for 15 years and is currently on a world level team. They competed in 2022 at Cheer Worlds and got 4th place overall! She drives a Golf R, races at the track, and plans to wrap the car pink.  Carmela was working as a Child Educator with Elementary for 7 years before coming to work at Acura.

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Lesa Lam
VIP Shuttle Driver

This lady is a people person. She's bubbly, friendly and funny and clients who ride to and from the dealership with her are in for a treat! Lesa Lam has been West Side Acura's VIP Shuttle Driver since 2001 and her favourite part of her job is "talking to different people every day." When it comes to Acura and what Lam loves about its vehicles is that they are in her words, "fancy but understated. Plus they're sexy. Especially the NSX."

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Parts

Teddy
Parts Driver


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Lucas Herr
Parts Advisor

Lucas Herr has been with West Side Acura since 2013 and it could easily be said that he knows the dealership like the back of his hand. From beginning his career on the lot, then moving to accounting before landing in his current role as Parts Advisor. Herr is working diligently to complete his accounting degree while at the same time fathering 3 young boys and nurturing his marriage. He's an avid sports and video game enthusiast and speaks two languages: English and Spanish.

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Wesley Ying
Parts Associate

Wesley Ying got his start at West Side Acura in 2020 as Lot Manager and his solid work ethic has quickly moved him into the Parts Department as Shipper Receiver. His favourite Acura model is the 1992 Legend in seafoam green.

 


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Technicians

Gilbert Cutamora


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Jonathan Tisi


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Matt Wilson


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Ron Jabulin


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Wai Yu


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Dylan McKelvey


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Reception

Kayla de Vries
Full time Reception

Kayla, our head receptionist, has been a part of the West Side Acura family since 2020. In her spare time, you will probably find her engrossed in a book or drawing up some fashion designs.


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Augustine Gallardo
Part Time Reception

Augustine is one of our wonderful part-time receptionists who greets people at the door with a smile. She's currently in school for a bachelor of science degree in biology and kinesiology and plans to go back for a second degree in education. She's very active having played soccer in University and she now coaches both soccer and basketball. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and hiking.

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Detail - Wash

Steve Lea
Senior Detail Manager

This face has been around West Side Acura for a long time, and we are thrilled about that. Detailer Extraordinaire, Steve Lea, started with us in 1998. He's a Clint Eastwood fan and is the owner of a large collection of Die Cast collectables. When he isn't making our inventory sparkle and gleam, Lea can be found quoting The Simpsons or Family Guy. His dream car, aside from the A-Spec TLX, is a 1971 Dodge Charger in orange.


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Xiong Tan
Wash Specialist


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