Meet our Team

Ilya  Pinassi
Ilya Pinassi
VP of Operations

I’ve been a mason’s apprentice, high school teacher and even held a corporate position Toyota Motors Sales USA. I joined my family’s business in 2004 and feel honoured to be a part of the lives of the families I work with every day and the clients I serve. My favorite part of my career is making the purchase or servicing of someone’s vehicle easy and more enjoyable. I live in Hamilton with my wife and son who love joining me at TiCats games or for Artcrawl. I occasionally find the time to play some basketball, although this is getting more difficult as I am active in the community through personal outreach and the corporate work we do. I believe in supporting the community which supports us. Thank you Hamilton. I’ve been a mason’s apprentice, high school teacher and even held a corporate position Toyota Motors Sales USA. I joined my family’s business in 2004 and feel honoured to be a part of the lives of the families I work with every day and the clients I serve. My favorite part of my career is making the purchase or servicing of someone’s vehicl...Read MoreRead Less

Grant   Thompson
Grant Thompson
General Manager

I have been with Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since the day we opened in May 2010. I love coming to work every day. I am fortunate to work with an team and I am proud to be able to assist clients in making that tough car buying decision. I grew up in Brampton and moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University - and have never left the city. My three children were born and raised in here and we are excited to be involved with much of what the city has to offer. It is an honour to work and live in the City of Hamilton.I have been with Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since the day we opened in May 2010. I love coming to work every day. I am fortunate to work with an team and I am proud to be able to assist clients in making that tough car buying decision. I grew up in Brampton and moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University - and have never left the city. My t...Read MoreRead Less

Bob  Tregunno
Bob Tregunno
Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager

Shawn   Warren
Shawn Warren
Fixed Operations Manager

Don   Desaulniers
Don Desaulniers
CFO

Languages Spoken English

Kaley    Wickman
Kaley Wickman
Fleet Manager

I have worked in many different aspects of the automotive industry for the past 15 years. After the completion of my Operations Management degree overseas, I joined the Parkway Motors team and have enjoyed working in our Leasing Department, Financial Services Department and most recently, the Fleet Department. I take pride in my work, the people I get to work with and the clients that I serve. In my down time, I enjoy spending time skiiing, swimming and staying active with my husband and 3 children.I have worked in many different aspects of the automotive industry for the past 15 years. After the completion of my Operations Management degree overseas, I joined the Parkway Motors team and have enjoyed working in our Leasing Department, Financial Services Department and most recently, the Fleet Department. I take pride in my work, the people I ...Read MoreRead Less

Janel Hernandez
Janel Hernandez
Financial Services Manager

Justine Davis
Justine Davis
Senior Finance Manager

Steve Baldassarra
Steve Baldassarra
Key For Key Manager

Sam Koonsakda
Sam Koonsakda
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Languages Spoken Thai Lao I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand, which is where I started selling cars. It's also where I married my beautiful wife, Sara and where we had our three sons Pete, Ben and Chris. Fun fact - I have only sold Nissan products. I worked for Nissan Motors in Thailand for 15 years before I came to Canada in 1997. I worked at Maple Leaf Foods in Burlington for 12 years, but that was only part of my life. I am very active in the community and work with Hamilton Lao Association, was a founder of the Thai Christian Church Canada, a member of the first Christian Reformed Church in Hamilton and I volunteer as worship leader at Grace Lao Mennonite Church. I've been working with Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since we opened May 30th, 2010. I take great pride in making sure our customers are happy when they drive their vehicles home and I love to catch up with them when they come into our service department. For me, our customers really always do come first. Maybe that’s why I’ve won the Hamilton Burlington Automobile Dealers Association Sales Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. I look forward to serving you, your family and your friends in the near future.Languages Spoken Thai Lao I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand, which is where I started selling cars. It's also where I married my beautiful wife, Sara and where we had our three sons Pete, Ben and Chris. Fun fact - I have only sold Nissan products. I worked for Nissan Motors in Thailand for 15 years before I came to Canada in 1997. I worke...Read MoreRead Less

Roy   Kloppenburg
Roy Kloppenburg
Sales and Leasing Consultant

I grew up in the Ancaster area and have been a car fanatic for as long as I can remember. One of my best childhood memories was when my dad would let me sit on his lap and steer the wheel every Sunday on our way home from church. I spent many years in the restaurant business, but I would always have a car at home to fill my spare time. When I had the opportunity to get into car sales, I jumped at it. For me, there is no better way to spend my day than driving and talking about cars with anyone willing to listen. Everyday, I am thankful for the opportunity Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek gives me to do this for a living. Pay me a visit and let's talk!I grew up in the Ancaster area and have been a car fanatic for as long as I can remember. One of my best childhood memories was when my dad would let me sit on his lap and steer the wheel every Sunday on our way home from church. I spent many years in the restaurant business, but I would always have a car at home to fill my spare time. When I had t...Read MoreRead Less

Jon Lymburner
Jon Lymburner
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Kristopher  Bourque
Kristopher Bourque
Sales and Leasing Consultant

I'm a proud Hamiltonian born and raised and have lived in every corner of this city. I have 2 amazing sons that are my motivation and my pride. When they talk about the Philadelphia Eagles I know I'm doing a pretty good job with them! After several years of owning and operating my own sign company I decided it was time for a change. My favorite aspect of my business was interacting with all my clients. That with my love of cars and trucks made being a sales & leasing consultant a great fit for me. Almost a decade later, I still get as excited as my clients are when they pick up their new vehicle. I believe in putting the pressure on myself to meet my clients needs and wants instead of on them to buy a car. At Parkway Nissan their atmosphere and great team support, help me accomplish this goal with so many clients. I'm so happy and great full to call Parkway Nissan my place of employment and I look forward to showing you why!!I'm a proud Hamiltonian born and raised and have lived in every corner of this city. I have 2 amazing sons that are my motivation and my pride. When they talk about the Philadelphia Eagles I know I'm doing a pretty good job with them! After several years of owning and operating my own sign company I decided it was time for a change. My favorite ...Read MoreRead Less

Eric Aguiar
Eric Aguiar
Sales and Leasing Consultant

I’m not your average car salesman. Ever since I was a kid I’ve always loved three things...cars, motorsports and authentic people. It just seemed natural to make the move into automotive sales. My goal is to make your car buying experience fun, simple and stress free!

Rod  McKay
Rod McKay
Nissan Authorized Service Advisor

Chantal Newport
Chantal Newport
Nissan Authorized Service Advisor

Shelly Rootes
Shelly Rootes
Service Advisor

Andreas  Christoforou
Andreas Christoforou
Nissan Authorized Senior Service Technician

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Jesse  Doyle
Jesse Doyle
Nissan Authorized Master Service Technician

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Peter  Martinez
Peter Martinez
Nissan Authorized Service Technician

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Justin  Calcagni
Justin Calcagni
Nissan Authorized Service Technician Apprentice

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Matthew Crocker
Matthew Crocker
Nissan Authorized Service Technician Apprentice

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Craig  Jennings
Craig Jennings
Detailer

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Ryan Romanoski
Ryan Romanoski
Nissan Authorized Express Technician

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Gary  Walsh
Gary Walsh
Assistant Parts Manager

I began my career in the automotive industry in 1994 as an oil change technician. I received my automotive license in 2004, and decided to steer myself towards automotive parts specifically. This has proven to be both rewarding and challenging. I enjoy helping customers and technicians find the right parts they need for whatever job they're performing. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and two daughters; swimming or watching a great movie. I also spend my time watching all types of sports, or playing baseball and tennis with my friends.I began my career in the automotive industry in 1994 as an oil change technician. I received my automotive license in 2004, and decided to steer myself towards automotive parts specifically. This has proven to be both rewarding and challenging. I enjoy helping customers and technicians find the right parts they need for whatever job they're perform...Read MoreRead Less

Cameron   Snyder
Cameron Snyder
Parts Associate

Joanne Sampson
Joanne Sampson
Wholesale Manager

Many years ago, I had a career interest in Parts Management. I applied to and graduated from the Parts Management and Merchandising program at Mohawk College almost 30 years ago. I am proud to tell you that every day, I have enjoyed my career in automotive parts. The past 11 years have been spent at Upper James Toyota, where I serve as the Parts Manager with a dynamic and impressive team. While I grew up in Dundas, I currently get to enjoy all that Ancaster has to offer and I enjoy spending my time there with my two wonderful children. Many years ago, I had a career interest in Parts Management. I applied to and graduated from the Parts Management and Merchandising program at Mohawk College almost 30 years ago. I am proud to tell you that every day, I have enjoyed my career in automotive parts. The past 11 years have been spent at Upper James Toyota, where I serve as the Parts Ma...Read MoreRead Less

Lauren Field
Lauren Field
Business Development Representative