Dealer PrincipalIn 2017, Comox Valley Toyota added Michael (Mike) Marchi as our Dealer Principal. An auto industry vet, Mike has worked with Canadian dealerships since his college days at the University of Victoria. A small town boy, Mike's humble beginnings pervade his management style. He doesn't sit in an ivory tower barking out orders, he is on the sales floor shaking hands and building relationships. Besides his love for his family, music, and fitness, Mike also holds a passion for people. His greatest joy in life is helping those in need. Mike and the team at Comox Valley Toyota support the community as much as possible. Mike and the staff at Comox Valley Toyota are one big family. They hold monthly BBQs in the summer, give rides to customers without vehicles, bring donuts to those who look hungry, and do everything they can to create an amazing customer service experience.
ControllerI moved to the Comox Valley in October of 2001 and have worked for Trotman Automotive Group for 16 years, 15 at Comox Valley Dodge and and 1 ½ at Comox Valley Toyota. I like to practice yoga, read, hike, travel and spend time with my family. I thoroughly enjoy my job and the people I work with!
Media Engagement ManagerI was born in Victoria, BC but grew up here in the Comox Valley and love to call this place my home. I am Italian, so I have a big, loud family that I am super close with and love to spend time with. I also love to travel and do basically anything outdoors. I'm always down for an adventure! Music is also a big part of my life and has allowed me to experience some pretty amazing opportunities. Over the years I have entered many singing/songwriting competitions and was able to walk away with a few titles - Winner of ?Valley Idol? 2009, Winner of ?The Great Canadian Song Race Jr.? 2013 and Winner of ?Sing It Up VI? 2016!
Business Development CoordinatorI've been in Comox for a year now and what a great move! The slower pace is a welcome change and I'm now in the same town as my family :) My position of Business Development Coordinator has been a great segway into the automotive industry; I learn something new every day. In my spare time, I love to golf, hike and ride my bike.
Reception/Accounts Receivable/InventoryMoving back to the Comox Valley was the best decision for me and my family in 2004 and I haven?t looked back. With many adventures behind me, I am always looking for the next one. I find them in the mountains, my happy place, and biking and skiing with family and friends.
Saturday ReceptionistI was born in Prince Rupert, BC and raised in Port Alberni, BC. I have lived in many places up and down the island but now call the Comox Valley my home with my 2 daughters and 3 dogs (2 pugs and a mix breed). I am a certified cosmetician and have worked in the skin and beauty industry for over 30 years. I am very excited to now join the team here at Comox Valley Toyota and assist all of our incredible customers who walk through our doors. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, camping, traveling and spending time with my amazing family.
Business/Finance ManagerMy wife and I moved here from Alberta 11 years ago and I have worked here since arrival. To say I like it here is an understatement, I tell people I feel like I have died and gone to Heaven. When not working I enjoy golfing and fishing, walking my dog, riding my bike. I have been a Toyota owner for many years, love the product, love the Valley.
Business/Finance ManagerI was born in Vernon, BC but grew up here in the beautiful Comox Valley! I've been working as a Finance Manager for almost 2 years now, but have multiple years or experience working in the automotive industry. I enjoy fishing, camping and enjoy watching baseball and cheering on my favourite hockey team - the Victoria Cougars!
Sales ManagerI'm a home-grown Comox Valley-ite, born and raised here in this beautiful part of the world. Having always had a keen interest in connecting with people, car sales was a refreshing change of scenery 4 years ago from my previous field - commercial fishing. Time spent away from work is quickly occupied by adventures with my wife and 2 children. We love taking advantage of our beautiful forests, lakes and rivers as much as possible. I've even been known to strum a song or two on the Ukulele!
Sales RepresentativeMy name is Bryan Korven. I was born in Swift Current SK and spent my teens in Winnipeg MB. I have been married for 40 years to my lovely wife Cathy and together, we have 3 adult children. We love to travel as we have a daughter and 2 grandchildren in Australia and a son and daughter in Cape Breton NS. I have been a car salesman for 30 years, 20 of them selling the best product - Toyota! I have been employed at Comox Valley Toyota (previously Rice Toyota) for 14 years and am lucky to work with such a fantastic group of people!
Sales RepresentativeIsland girl through and through.? I have lived on the southern tip and up to the northern tip and finally settled right in the middle here in the Comox Valley in 2011. I love everything that this place has to offer, from the mountains to the ocean. I fell into car sales in 2015 and haven?t looked back. I was very excited to join the team here at Comox Valley Toyota in the spring of 2017. The atmosphere here is welcoming and genuine, and I couldn?t have asked for a better place to get the best customers into their new vehicles.
Sales RepresentativeI was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley and after so many road trips to the Comox Valley to hike, ski and go mountain biking on the awesome local trails, I made the move in 2016. I only wish I'd done it sooner. Comox Valley Toyota is by far the best dealership I have worked at in my many years in this fun and challenging business. Working with friendly local residents is a pleasure. I love how so many locals own and love dogs, and I really love how drivers give me lots of room when I'm out on my road bike enjoying the great Comox Valley scenery. I feel great to be a part of such a welcoming community, and proud to represent Comox Valley Toyota and the outstanding Toyota lineup of vehicles.
Sales RepresentativeI've been employed at Comox Valley Toyota for over 28 years. I am passionate about my customers having a premium car-buying experience that is pleasant and enjoyable. I grew up here in the wonderful Comox Valley and also raised my family here. I enjoy fishing and walking the numerous beautiful trails with my wife and our 3 dogs. I have a great passion for Ham Radio where I have made friends worldwide. I am proud to be a part of the Comox Valley Toyota team and I hope to meet you soon!
Sales RepresentativeI moved to the Comox Valley 5 years ago and haven't looked back. I love to golf and play tennis in my spare time. I love the community and the spirit that accompanies it. I am a classical trumpet player, so you may see me performing around the valley as well. The character of the people in this valley is unmatched and I am thrilled to call it home. Comox Valley Toyota is a perfect example or the exemplary people that this valley holds and I can not tell you how amazing it feels to be part of such a community conscious team. Come down and meet the team and see for yourself!
Sales RepresentativeNow this is a story all about how my career got flipped turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute, I promise I wont bore ya and tell you how I became a salesperson at Comox Valley Toyota. In western Canada, born and raised, a mechanic shop is where I spent most of my days. Servicin, working on' buying new tools and all, puttin winter tires on when it gets cool. When a couple of friends who I knew selling trucks said I'm moving up the hill to sell cars at Toyota.
Service Appointment CoordinatorI started my career in the automobile industry in January 2018, first in a sales and finance position at our sister store Comox Valley Dodge, then joining the Toyota team later that year. I started here in an administrative role before finding my way to the Service Department. I've worked in many fast-paced and exciting environments throughout my past career in the tourism and food and beverage industry and have enjoyed the smooth transition into this people and customer service based position at Comox Valley Toyota!
Service AdvisorI was born and raised on the Island have lived here my entire life. Being in the automotive industry since 2010, I have gained a fairly vast knowledge of vehicles and how they function. Upon completion of the automotive pre -app course in 2011 I started my career in the auto industry. Spending about 4 years in a busy shop I moved on to parts and service advisor. Started working here at Comox Valley Toyota in November 2018. I take pride in providing the best customer service possible and addressing all of your service and maintenance needs.
TechnicianHi, my name is Ken Streit and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Technician. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
TechnicianHi, my name is Martin McMahon and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Technician. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
TechnicianHi, my name is Kailen Lovett and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Technician. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
TechnicianHi, my name is Paul Stiko and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Technician. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
TechnicianHi, my name is Mike Ritchie and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Technician. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
Apprentice TechnicianHi, my name is Mitch Kirk and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as an Apprentice Technician. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
Shuttle DriverHi, my name is Tony Osmani and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as the Shuttle Driver. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
Parts & Accessories
Parts ManagerI was born in Zweibruken, Germany and raised mostly in British Columbia. I moved to the Comox Valley in 1981 and graduated from Highland Secondary in 1983. I have worked for the local Toyota Dealership since 1986. My wife and I enjoy camping, hiking, riding our motorcycles and traveling. The Comox Valley has been a great place to live and working at Toyota has been rewarding for myself and family.
Parts AdvisorI have been at Toyota for over 7 years now and love it. On my spare time I try to utilize all the great places the Comox Valley has to offer. Comox Valley Toyota offers a great product and even better people. Stop by and let us help you today!
DetailerHi, my name is James Cunningham and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Detailer. Feel free to stop in and say hi!
DetailerHi, my name is Eric Brockman and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Detailer. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
Lot AttendantI was born and raised in Red Deer AB until I was 17 years old, and then moved to Nanaimo and lived there for about 10 years. Something cool about me is that I love to play the accordion for about 27 years now. I started working at CVT in Oct 2018 and my role consists of many duties every day. I enjoy my job and the people I work with.
Lot AttendantHi, my name is Jason Thorpe and I enjoy working here at Comox Valley Toyota as a Lot Attendant. Feel free to stop in and say "Hi"!
Inventory PhotographerI moved from Alberta to the Comox Valley in 2018. In my free time, I enjoy beach-combing, photography and many of the cultural events the Valley has to offer.