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  • Ford

Joe Cunningham Ford

410 East Island Hwy
Directions Parksville, BC V9P 2G7

  • Sales: 1 (877) 338-9289
  • Service: 1 (800) 561-4292
  • Parts: (250) 248-4377


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

  • 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 and be apart of this amazing family. I'm looking forward to making Joe proud.

  • Everett Einarson
    Operations Leader


    Until recently, I have called 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.  Over the years our family would often visit 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


    I am a student of the car business and absolutely love it.  With a passion for serving our guests and an equal passion for our product, I am happy to look after your automotive needs.  Please see our wonderful team in action.  Drop by and visit the store!

  • 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

  • John Spenrath
    Service Leader

  • Travis Lynch
    Parts Leader


  • Brenda Cooper

    I enjoy walking trail by Englishman River Falls. I have 4 Grand children and love spending time with them! This year my husband and I bought a camper and have been enjoying camping trips all summer long! I am passionate for hockey and enjoy watching it on TV. Reading and playing Sudoku are just a couple of my favorite past time.

  • Brad Johnson
    Lot Leader

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

  • Nicole Bentzen

  • Alesha Perry
    Accounts Payable

  • Raffaele Bavaro
    Internet Business Development Specialist


    I have been in Parksville for my entire life. You just can't beat what this beautiful place has to offer! Where are you going to get a view of the ocean and the mountains all in one? I am currently enrolled at Vancouver Island University and plan on graduating with a degree in Human Resource Management.  I have always been interested in cars and in July of 2013 I was lucky enough to get my foot in the door here at Joe Cunningham Ford and have enjoyed every minute of it! I look forward to being here for years to come and am excited to meet tons of new people. 

  • Dennis Moore
    Sales Consultant

    I prefer to call my self an "Automologist:" I've lived in Nanaimo for over 60 years. I commercial fished for 20 years and have been selling cars, RV's, and boats for over 25 years. My spouce Cheryl, we are both in the auto business. I love boating, fishing and bowling 10 pins !

  • 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! Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE

  • Eric Cullen
    Sales Consultant

    I have been in the sales and service business for over 25 years. I have worked in Okanagan, Grand Cayman and of course beautiful Vancouver Island. Most of my time off is family time with Susan and our four children : Shayla, Theo, Liam and Manuel. I have a passion for photography, cars, firefighting and the outdoors.

  • Gary De Pape
    Sales Consultant

    I fell in love with Vancouver Island years ago when I worked in broadcasting here in the 1990's.  When the opportunity came for me my wife Samantha and our daughter Charlie to move here and once again work with Everett Einarson and the team at Joe Cunningham Ford, we jumped at it.

  • Glen Macdonald
    Sales Consultant


    I'm a recently transplanted "prairie boy" from Winnipeg, and I am loving it here!  I am also an avid finger style guitar player.  I enjoy cycling and inline skating.  I enjoy meeting and talking to people so this is a dream job! 

  • 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.

  • Bryan Gibson
    Parts Representative

  • John McPherson
    Parts Shipping and Receiving

  • Murray Maclennan
    Parts Representative

    I have 50 years of parts experience, and when I'n not working I enjoy skateboarding and am a martial arts instructor. I have a passion for restoring classic cars!

  • Cathy Shoemaker
    Assistant Service Manager

    I started in the automotive industry in 1999 as a Sales Consultant for a Used Car Dealership. Throughout the years I have grown with the Ford family, as a Sales Administrator, an Appointment Coordinator, Service Advisor, Body Shop Administrator, Collision Estimator. I joined Joe Cunningham Ford in 2008 as a Service Advisor and am currently the assistant Service Manager and Senior Service Advisor.

  • Kaylee Jolicoeur
    Service Advisor / Warranty Administrator

    I started in the automotive industry as an appointment coordinator 4 years ago right here at Joe Cunningham Ford. I moved on to become part of our accounting team, and recently have come back to the service side of the dealership and am now a service advisor!

  • Jessica Allan
    Service Advisor

    Do you need to hear a joke or just have a bright conversation with a warm smile? Jess' positivity and enthusiasm are infectious, and nothing brightens her day like sharing a laugh and spreading smiles!

  • Brad Pilla
    Lot Team

  • Sage Monteith
    Lot Team

  • Trevor Havard
    Lot Team

  • Mike Nicholson
    Lot Team

  • Mark Confortin

  • Mark Mazey
    Master Technician

  • Robert Rampfl
    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

  • Doug Johnson
    Shuttle Driver

  • Joe Martino
    Shuttle Driver

  • James Clarke
    Shuttle Driver