I have been in the automotive industry for the last 17 years and I can honestly say there is no other industry I would prefer to work in! Helping our amazing customers with their vehicle purchases is incredibly rewarding and I look forward to meeting our customers each and every day! I have been with the Dilawri Automotive Group for the last 10 years and 7 of those years have been at Crown Mazda and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I’ve been married to my very understanding and patient wife Traci for 13 years, and have 2 great kids, Gavin who is 6 years old and Zachary who is 20. We recently moved into the great little town of La Salle Manitoba and love the country life.
I would like to personally invite you to come and see why the staff at Crown Mazda treat each and every customer as if they were an honored guest in our own homes. Come and experience the Crown Mazda Difference.
My name is Michael and I started with the Dilawri Group in June of 2014. I have been in the automotive industry for 12 years. I’m very fortunate to do what I love to do. I’m very passionate about cars, people and building a great team. When I’m not at work I enjoy laughing with my 3 year old daughter Jordyn, hanging out with Steffani, my 12 year old, and great family time with my wife Allyson.
Financial Services Advisor
Brian Buckmaster has been in the automotive industry for 29 years, 18 of which for The Dilawri Group. After working many years in sales management, Brian has worked financial services for the last 7 years. Ensuring that your experience is enjoyable and completely satisfying is my goal. I look forward to meeting you and wish to thank all my previous customers for their business and invite all to drop in for a visit anytime.
Financial Services Advisor
I started with the Dilawri Group in December of 2014. I have been working in the automotive industry for the past two years. I’m my sparetime I enjoy shopping, travelling and going camping. I have been married for four years.
Brendon has been with the Dilawri group since February 2010. He always had a passion for anything with wheels and an engine. Since he received his driver’s license when he was 16, he was always “the driver” among friends and family. If you wanted to go anywhere he would be happy to take you there. He had many experiences from off-road vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, sea-doos and snowmobiles. When he was looking to get into the automobile industry it was very important that he found a place that shares that same passion. Brendon found that in Mazda. A company that “puts the emotion in motion” and believes “if it’s not worth driving, it’s not worth building”. If you share that same joy of driving Brendon would be happy to show you all of what Mazda has to offer.
“COACH WES” My time here at Crown Mazda has truly been a rewarding experience both personally and professionally for me. Having had customers become friends after investing in a quality Mazda product gives me joy knowing that they have made the right choice in their vehicle selection.
I believe that it is important that you know a little about who you are dealing with before making your appointment with me. I am the proud dad of three boys, Adam who is married to Lindsay and he is with the RCMP in British Columbia as well as Parker and Spencer who are here in Winnipeg. Upon graduating from High School I wanted to be a home builder so I entered the Carpentry Apprenticeship Program at Red River. After completing this program I entered university to learn more about running a business and graduated in 1974 with a Major in Administrative Studies.
Life will take you on a journey if you keep putting one foot in front of the other as upon graduating from university I joined the Royal Bank and worked mostly in District Systems and Real Estate Resources were I got interested in the Office Furniture business and left the bank and joined Business Furnishings were I dealt mostly with large national companies. I also started another company called Officeways which I ran successfully for many years.
After several years of retirement I had the opportunity to join Crown Mazda in May of 2006. In 2007 I joined the Mazda Master Sales Club, Mazda Peak Performer in 2009 and Currently belong to the Mazda Elite Club. I have been Mazda Canada’s number one Salesperson in our Region for the last number of years by basically treating you my customer the way that I would like to be treated.
I have coached hockey for 31 years and love fishing and playing golf. If you want to be treated with respect, fairness, honesty and with a little ZOOM ZOOM then call “Coach Wes”.
I am the new addition to the Crown Mazda team. I started August of 2013 and am fluent in both English and Tagalog. Away from my professional life, you can find me spending time with my family or playing basketball. I look forward to sharing your next Mazda experience with you.
I’m excited to be joining the Crown Mazda team! When I’m not working I enjoy an active lifestyle, travelling and meeting new people.
Hi, I’m Melanie. Originally from New Orleans, I recently moved here to Winnipeg, When I’m not at work I enjoy cooking for friends and family, watching football on Sundays and going to by daughter’s basket-ball games.
My name is Chantelle, I am fluent in French and well-travelled having been through Canada and the US. I have also traveled, lived, and acquired education throughout Europe. I have a passion for vehicles and other motor sports including sledding, dirt biking and motor cycling. I love taking on new challenges, trying new things, but most importantly spending time with family and friends.
My name is Jonathan Kasper, I started with the Dilawri group in February of 2015. I’m an enthusiastic professional. In my free time I enjoy working on cars, travelling, gaming, fitness activities and socializing. My favorite car is the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Hi, my name is Aron Heide. Cars have always been my passion. I have worked for Crown Mazda and the Dilawri Automotive Group for nearly 3 years. My life in the Automotive Industry started when I was in High School. I was enrolled in and graduated from the Automotive Program at my High School in Winkler. As soon as I graduated from High School I began to work as a technician in an automotive dealership while studying at Red River College where I became an Interprovincial Licensed Technician. I have worked hard as a technician for many years and I have continued to work even harder as a Service Manager.
My wife Barb and I have been happily married for nearly 30 years, together we have 3 daughters, Stacey, Christine, and Michelle. Somehow all five of us still manage to live happily under the same roof. Barb and the girls have been heavily involved in Girl Guides of Canada. While the girls have found other things to get involved in, Barb still manages to find time to stay in Girl Guides as well as volunteer with various charities. Before we had kids, my wife and I purchased a cottage. We continue to build and make improvements on the cottage so we can keep enjoying it for many years to come. In the earlier days, the girls would spend the entire summer up at the lake while I came to visit on weekends and holidays. I have always had a passion for Classic Cars and Trucks. I currently own two Classic Convertibles and one Truck. In my spare time I enjoy restoring these cars back to their original beauty.
Working in the Automotive Industry has helped me to grow in many ways. I am constantly meeting new people, making friends, and keeping up with the ever changing technology. I strive to be the best person that I can be. The Dilawri Group has encouraged me to keep growing, and to never be satisfied with average.
Leslie (aka Mom) is one of our top Service Advisors at Crown Mazda. She has been with Mazda for 3 years, and enjoys meeting customers’ needs and satisfaction on a daily basis. In her spare time, Leslie can be found gardening, cooking, spending time with her kids/grandkids and her 4 furry pets!
Andrew has recently rejoined the Crown family after completing his education in aviation and management. He entered the automotive industry in 1997 as a part time lot coordinator, and detailer. From there he worked in many parts and service departments.
Andrew developed a love for engines and cars. He has built many engines, and restored cars of all types. He also enjoys sailing, snowmobiling, and long walks on the beach. In his spare time Andrew focuses on another passion, music, and plays local venues frequently.
I am 36 years old, I’ve been married for 10 years to my lovely wife Christina and have two children named Brandon and Kobie. Brandon has been a hardball player since he was 8 years old and he enjoys PS3 and X-Box 360. Kobie has played soccer since he was 4 years old and enjoys basketball, hockey, baseball, skateboarding and remote controlled cars.
I have been with Mazda since 1995 when I was hired as a lot attendant. I was later hired as a technician in 1998. I cam to Crown Mazda when they opened in 2001.
I received my Auto Technician License in 2002 and my Mazda Master Tech status in 2004. I have received Mazda’s “Fix it Right the First Time” award 6 times in my career.
My personal likes are movies, sponge hockey, ice hockey and softball.
Good day, I am pleased to have been taking care of your Mazdas since May of 2008. I moved to Winnipeg from Altona in 2006 after marrying my wonderful wife Nikki and we have since been blessed with a beautiful daughter in November of 2010 that we named Leilani after our love of Hawaii, most notably Maui.
Any time I find outside of work and family I enjoy running and riding motocross and further developing my knowledge of the Mazda products and technology and improving my diagnostic skills. I have really enjoyed my time with the Crown Mazda family and am looking forward to the future products from Mazda.
Chris started with Crown Mazda in January of 2015. Chris has been in the automotive industry for the past 12 years. He is Red Seal certified from Red River College and has been specifically working on Mazda vehicles for the past 5 years making him a Mazda Master Technician. When not at work, he enjoys camping, curling, and bowling.
Hi, my name is Reggie and I am new to the Crown Mazda Team. I have always enjoy working on cars and figured, why not make it a career? So here I am! When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife Mary Anne, and our two kids; Ghiah-Micheal and Ren Landon.
My name is Mike, and I have been with The Dilawri Group since January of 2012. Away from the dealership I enjoy traveling and socializing with family and friends. I am a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan! I also enjoy all sports as both a participant and observer.
My name is Dennis Flack, the parts manager at Crown Mazda. I first started with the Dilawri Group on October 28th, 2002, as a parts advisor for both Crown Acura and Sunshine Toyota. I really enjoy interacting with people and it’s a great feeling to be able to help. I understand peoples’ needs and I treat people with respect, the way I would want to be treated. This has gotten me to where I am today. I really enjoy working at Crown Mazda. It’s like a small family, we all get along and everyone knows everyone very well. We have a lot of fun at work and that makes for a good environment to be in. We are a great dealership and it is great to be a part of that.
Victor returned to the Dilawri Group in December of 2014. He has been in the automotive industry for 10 years. His favorite car is the 1979 Fire Bird.
When not at work, Victor enjoy camping and spending time with his daughter, Belle. Some of his other hobbies include hockey, football and baseball.
Hello my name is Anthony Carter, I’ve been with Crown Mazda since September 2012, I started off as a lot attendant, and in July of 2013 I was given the opportunity to take on the position of Auto Detailer.
I am looking forward to more opportunities within the company to advance myself at Crown Mazda.
I really enjoy the people and the environment at Crown Mazda, I have no desire to go to another dealership, as I enjoy Mazda so much.
I am always working on perfecting my skills and am always available for any questions and advice about keeping your car clean.
When I am not working, you can usually find me in the gym or renting a plane from Harv’s Air and flying over Winnipeg. I have had my private pilots license since I was 17, and am currently time-building to pursue my commercial pilots license. I have always been interested in aviation, either as a commercial pilot or air traffic controller. My goal is to finish the requirements for my commercial pilots license.