Meet our Team

Ilya Pinassi
Ilya Pinassi
President

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 More Read Less

Don   Desaulniers
Don Desaulniers
Chief Financial Officer

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 a 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 a 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 th...Read More Read Less

Brendan  Maslen
Brendan Maslen
General Sales Manager

John Tristaino
John Tristaino
New Vehicle Sales Manager

Let me start by sharing that I absolutely love dogs, and my Rottweiler, Rocco, keeps me on my toes – he's a real character! Now, when it comes to the automotive world, I've been in the game for over 20 years, witnessing the industry's thrilling highs and challenging lows firsthand. Outside of work, you'll often find me casting a line and enjoying fishing, or soaking up the sun on the beach. Oh, and let's not forget my undying sports fandom – I'm a die-hard supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Seattle Seahawks. Whether I'm strategizing sales or cheering on my favourite teams, I'm here to make your journey in the world of cars nothing short of exciting.Let me start by sharing that I absolutely love dogs, and my Rottweiler, Rocco, keeps me on my toes – he's a real character! Now, when it comes to the automotive world, I've been in the game for over 20 years, witnessing the industry's thrilling highs and challenging lows firsthand. Outside of work, you'll often find me casting a line and enjoying...Read More Read Less

Sam Koonsakda
Sam Koonsakda
Sales and Leasing Specialist

I've been a part of the Parkway Nissan team for 14 years and 29 years in the automotive world and I can honestly say it's been a joyful ride. Selling cars is my passion and that's my favourite part of the job - helping folks find their dream cars and seeing those smiles when they drive off the lot. I'm a proud father to 3 amazing sons, and I'm lucky to be married to a beautiful wife. Our household is also home to two yorkies who always find a way to brighten our days. When I'm not at work you can find me unwinding watching YouTube videos or diving into the wisdom of the Bible. As for memorable moments, I've had a couple of stand-out achievements in my career. Twice, I've managed to sell over 200 cars in a year, and I've contributed to over 2000 units sold at Parkway Nissan.I've been a part of the Parkway Nissan team for 14 years and 29 years in the automotive world and I can honestly say it's been a joyful ride. Selling cars is my passion and that's my favourite part of the job - helping folks find their dream cars and seeing those smiles when they drive off the lot. I'm a proud father to 3 amazing sons, and I'm luck...Read More Read Less

Roy   Kloppenburg
Roy Kloppenburg
Sales and Leasing Specialist

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 More Read Less

Jon Lymburner
Jon Lymburner
Sales and Leasing Specialist

Kristopher  Bourque
Kristopher Bourque
Sales and Leasing Specialist

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 More Read Less

Andy Hudson
Andy Hudson
Sales and Leasing Specialist

Bill  Baldassi
Bill Baldassi
Fleet Sales Manager

My journey with Nissan has been a fulfilling one. I've spent the last three years at the dealership, but my association with Nissan goes even further, with nine years dedicated to Nissan Canada in Fleet & Marketing. All in all, I've been immersed in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry for three decades, accumulating knowledge and experience. Beyond the automotive world, my life is enriched by a loving family. I'm happily married and blessed with two wonderful children, who have now given me the joy of three grandchildren. We have a beloved four-year-old Golden Retriever named Molly, who adds boundless joy to our household. In my free time, I embrace a variety of interests such as boating, curling, and playing the drums as a part of a band. As for music, I'm drawn to the soulful sounds of rock, blues, and jazz.My journey with Nissan has been a fulfilling one. I've spent the last three years at the dealership, but my association with Nissan goes even further, with nine years dedicated to Nissan Canada in Fleet & Marketing. All in all, I've been immersed in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry for three decades, accumulating knowledge and experie...Read More Read Less

 Isaac  Neven
Isaac Neven
Internet Sales Specialist

I joined the Parkway Nissan family in November 2023 and what makes my job truly special is the amazing group of genuine, down-to-earth individuals who create an unparalleled work culture. From day one, I felt a sense of acceptance and care and that is hard to come by elsewhere. Professionally, my automotive journey began about a year ago after graduating from college, exploring where my skills fit best in the industry. On a personal note, I recently got engaged in Germany after almost five wonderful years with my fiancé. My life includes two adorable dogs, Coda and Moose, and a vibrant fish tank. Born and raised in Hamilton, my immediate family has called the east end home for over fifteen years. Outside of work, my passion lies in outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, and boating in the summer, and cross-country skiing and skating in the winter. As a travel enthusiast, I've visited five countries in the past year, with the Netherlands and Mexico standing out as my top destinations for their unique architecture and unmatched cuisine, respectively.I joined the Parkway Nissan family in November 2023 and what makes my job truly special is the amazing group of genuine, down-to-earth individuals who create an unparalleled work culture. From day one, I felt a sense of acceptance and care and that is hard to come by elsewhere. Professionally, my automotive journey began about a year ago after grad...Read More Read Less

Tara Starecky
Tara Starecky
Fixed Operations Manager

I have been with the fantastic team at Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since May 2022. I have worked in this industry for approximately 20 years. I really enjoy my role in this challenging and rewarding automotive industry. My initial career plan was to become a nurse. While I was completing courses within the RPN program my mechanic ended up having a staff shortage and convinced me to work for him in the short term. I fell in love with the industry and have worked in different roles ever since before taking on a Management role in 2014. I was born and raised in Hamilton and have lived in this city my entire life. I’m a homebody for the most part but I do enjoy target shooting and escape rooms.I have been with the fantastic team at Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since May 2022. I have worked in this industry for approximately 20 years. I really enjoy my role in this challenging and rewarding automotive industry. My initial career plan was to become a nurse. While I was completing courses within the RPN program my mechanic ended up having...Read More Read Less

Jeff Lloyd
Jeff Lloyd
Assistant Service Manager

I've been with Nissan for 7 years, 2 of them at Parkway, enjoying the diverse challenges and building lasting client relationships in my 11-year automotive career. I'm a proud dad to 9-year-old Veda and share my home with Brian, a 13-year-old Pit Bull mix, and two guinea pigs, Bob, and Pete. Born in Oakville, with roots in Markham, Alton, Burlington, and now Hamilton, my family is spread across southern Ontario. Balancing work, my daughter, and pets leaves little spare time, but I enjoy a wide range of music, from classical to metal. The east coast has become a favourite travel spot over the past year and a half. "Shawshank Redemption" is my go-to movie, and tennis is my preferred sport. As a Nissan enthusiast, the Maxima is my favourite; I recently retired my 2001 model and eagerly look forward to upgrading to a newer one.I've been with Nissan for 7 years, 2 of them at Parkway, enjoying the diverse challenges and building lasting client relationships in my 11-year automotive career. I'm a proud dad to 9-year-old Veda and share my home with Brian, a 13-year-old Pit Bull mix, and two guinea pigs, Bob, and Pete. Born in Oakville, with roots in Markham, Alton, Burlingt...Read More Read Less

Chantal Newport
Chantal Newport
Nissan Authorized Service Advisor

I’ve been with Parkway Nissan for 6 years, where I assumed the role of a service advisor for the past 3 years. My time at Parkway Nissan has been more than just a job; it's been a journey filled with wonderful people. As a service advisor, I find joy in fostering relationships, whether it’s through booking appointments or meeting customers in person. Being able to assist them in making their service visits enjoyable and ensuring they are well taken care of is a privilege that I cherish. Outside of work, my focus shifts to keeping up with my kids and their burgeoning lives. Recently, I've taken up knitting with the goal of crafting a blanket for our newest family member, as my eldest and his wife are expecting—I'm going to be a grandma! My intention is to share my various hobbies and love for music with this little one. They'll grow up appreciating Classic Rock, engaging in countless puzzles, and exploring a variety of books.I’ve been with Parkway Nissan for 6 years, where I assumed the role of a service advisor for the past 3 years. My time at Parkway Nissan has been more than just a job; it's been a journey filled with wonderful people. As a service advisor, I find joy in fostering relationships, whether it’s through booking appointments or meeting customers in p...Read More Read Less

Cody  Weeks
Cody Weeks
Nissan Authorized Service Advisor

Paul Scott
Paul Scott
Shop Supervisor
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Alan Brice
Alan Brice
Shop Fore Person
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Andreas  Christoforou
Andreas Christoforou
Nissan Authorized Senior Service Technician
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Rishav Bhatia
Rishav Bhatia
Apprentice Technician
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Renzo  Guerrero Cruzado
Renzo Guerrero Cruzado
Apprentice Technician
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Madison Wardle
Madison Wardle
Apprentice Technician
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Cameron Oliver
Cameron Oliver
Detailer
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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 More Read Less

Randy  Mathews
Randy Mathews
Parts Specialist

I’ve been with Parkway Nissan since March of 2023. My favourite part of my job is communicating with clients and building relationships. I’ve been in the industry for 2 years. I am Married and we have a dog named Moose. I enjoy going to the gym every morning and feeling accomplished to start the day. I love spending time with my Wife. I enjoy all kinds of music. I love continuously learning new things. I enjoy challenging myself every day. I love going on hikes and runs and enjoying the fresh air. I’ve been with Parkway Nissan since March of 2023. My favourite part of my job is communicating with clients and building relationships. I’ve been in the industry for 2 years. I am Married and we have a dog named Moose. I enjoy going to the gym every morning and feeling accomplished to start the day. I love spending time with my Wife. I enjoy a...Read More Read Less

Kaley    Wickman
Kaley Wickman
Financial Services Manager and Fleet Specialist

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 More Read Less

Morgan  McBride
Morgan McBride
Financial Services Manager

Nicole  Loft
Nicole Loft
Warranty Administrator

Holley Ossadnik-Bujok
Holley Ossadnik-Bujok
Accounting Clerk

I am the Accounting Clerk for Parkway Nissan. I specialize in Office Administration and have been working for the Automotive Industry for 1.5 years. My favourite part of the day is making sure everything is calculated correctly, great communication with co-workers, and all clients have excellent satisfaction at Parkway Nissan. In the after hours, I like to draw and do artwork, and ride my motorcycle.I am the Accounting Clerk for Parkway Nissan. I specialize in Office Administration and have been working for the Automotive Industry for 1.5 years. My favourite part of the day is making sure everything is calculated correctly, great communication with co-workers, and all clients have excellent satisfaction at Parkway Nissan. In the after hours, I...Read More Read Less

Karen  Modny
Karen Modny
Business Development Representative

I come from a long and rewarding work history of Customer Service. Many of these years have been within the Automotive Industry, which is how I found myself at Parkway Motors. I feel fortunate to be able to work with such a great group of people, particularly my BDC team. Everyone is caring and they genuinely enjoy taking the time to get to know our clients and their unique needs. I come from a long and rewarding work history of Customer Service. Many of these years have been within the Automotive Industry, which is how I found myself at Parkway Motors. I feel fortunate to be able to work with such a great group of people, particularly my BDC team. Everyone is caring and they genuinely enjoy taking the time to get to know ou...Read More Read Less

Paige  Danton
Paige Danton
Business Development Representative

I've been working in the automotive industry for almost 9 years now. My journey began back in 2014 when I started at a Toyota dealership in Mississauga. Since then, I've had the privilege of working for Parkway Motors for about a year and a half. One of the things I love most about my job is the opportunity to meet customers' needs and continually expand my knowledge about vehicles. On the personal side, I enjoy going on adventures with my dogs, spending quality time with friends, reading a good book, and occasionally going for long drives to unwind. And when it comes to my music taste, I find myself gravitating towards old school hip hop, rock, and classic rock.I've been working in the automotive industry for almost 9 years now. My journey began back in 2014 when I started at a Toyota dealership in Mississauga. Since then, I've had the privilege of working for Parkway Motors for about a year and a half. One of the things I love most about my job is the opportunity to meet customers' needs and continually ...Read More Read Less

Kassandra McInnes
Kassandra McInnes
Business Development Representative

Over the past 10 years, I've worked in different areas of customer service but joining Parkway Motors as a Business Development Representative has been one of the most rewarding. I love connecting with our customers, putting a smile on their faces & its very satisfying helping them with their service needs. When I am not working, I like nothing more than spending time with my two beautiful kids, watching television and relaxing with my family.Over the past 10 years, I've worked in different areas of customer service but joining Parkway Motors as a Business Development Representative has been one of the most rewarding. I love connecting with our customers, putting a smile on their faces & its very satisfying helping them with their service needs. When I am not working, I like nothing mor...Read More Read Less

Melissa  Grant
Melissa Grant
Business Development Representative

I've held various customer service positions, but working as a BDC representative at Parkway Motors Hamilton is particularly rewarding. I find joy in connecting with our cherished customer ensuring their satisfaction, and assisting with their service requirements. Outside of work, I enjoy watching TV, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and going on walks.I've held various customer service positions, but working as a BDC representative at Parkway Motors Hamilton is particularly rewarding. I find joy in connecting with our cherished customer ensuring their satisfaction, and assisting with their service requirements. Outside of work, I enjoy watching TV, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and goin...Read More Read Less

Hailey  McDougall
Hailey McDougall
Business Development Representative

Hey there! I've been proudly part of the automotive industry since 2021, and what I enjoy most about my job is ensuring that our guests leave with a smile. My journey in the automotive industry began in my early years as a teenager, making my passion for cars a lifelong affair. I'm a car enthusiast with a dream car in mind - the Nissan Silvia S15. When it comes to Toyota, my heart belongs to the AE86 from Initial D. In my downtime, I like to keep things balanced. Napping, cleaning, attending concerts, and indulging in Netflix. When it comes to music, my taste is quite eclectic, spanning Hip-Hop, Rap, and even a bit of Country. At home, I have a furry friend - a lovely cat who keeps me company.Hey there! I've been proudly part of the automotive industry since 2021, and what I enjoy most about my job is ensuring that our guests leave with a smile. My journey in the automotive industry began in my early years as a teenager, making my passion for cars a lifelong affair. I'm a car enthusiast with a dream car in mind - the Nissan Silvia S15. ...Read More Read Less

Nikki Brohman
Nikki Brohman
Marketing Manager

Nabil  Abdalla
Nabil Abdalla
Digital Specialist

I am a passionate team member who joined in April 2023 with a mission to enhance our digital landscape, ensuring a seamless online experience for both our customers and sales team. As I work diligently, I am continually developing new skill sets that help me thrive in this dynamic role. Beyond work, I find joy in exploring my creative side through photography and graphic design during my spare time.I am a passionate team member who joined in April 2023 with a mission to enhance our digital landscape, ensuring a seamless online experience for both our customers and sales team. As I work diligently, I am continually developing new skill sets that help me thrive in this dynamic role. Beyond work, I find joy in exploring my creative side through ...Read More Read Less

Lucas Dal Bello
Lucas Dal Bello
Social Media Coordinator

I have enjoyed working across all three dealerships for Parkway Motors Hamilton for over a year now. This company is filled with many tremendous individuals with whom I enjoy working with. Collaborating and creating content geared towards the product and values of Toyota and Nissan has elevated my creativity allowing me to grow professionally and personally. I have enjoyed working across all three dealerships for Parkway Motors Hamilton for over a year now. This company is filled with many tremendous individuals with whom I enjoy working with. Collaborating and creating content geared towards the product and values of Toyota and Nissan has elevated my creativity allowing me to grow professionally and p...Read More Read Less

Russell Druiven
Russell Druiven
Capture Specialist

I joined Parkway Motors Hamilton in June 2021 as the organization's Capture Specialist and I get to do the one thing I like best; taking photos with my camera! I take photos of just about everything you see on the website and always look for unique ways to photograph our vehicles, events and staff. Working with a family owned dealership is important to me because I see my own values reflected in the workplace and opportunity for growth and professional development truly exists here! The first vehicle I drove was 1990 Nissan Pathfinder and my father is currently restoring two 1970's Datsun 280Z! I joined Parkway Motors Hamilton in June 2021 as the organization's Capture Specialist and I get to do the one thing I like best; taking photos with my camera! I take photos of just about everything you see on the website and always look for unique ways to photograph our vehicles, events and staff. Working with a family owned dealership is importan...Read More Read Less