Meet Our Team


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

General Manager

Derek Lau
General Manager
604-985-0693

Derek started his career with Capilano Auto Group in 1998 while he was in high school, washing cars and helping out in the Parts Department. In 2005 he graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resource Management. In 2014, Derek received his MBA from Queen's University which he accomplished while maintaining his full time management responsibilities at the dealership.

Derek is particularly proud of Capilano Audi's involvement in the local community, being the primary sponsor for the annual Athletic 4 Kids charity gala since 2013 and also for the Rotary Ride for Rescue bike race held annually at Cypress Mountain. Please contact him directly if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we could improve your customer experience.

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Sales Management

Ryan Lee
New Car Sales Manager - Fluent in Korean and English
604-985-0693 ext. 5109

Ryan joins the Capilano Audi team having previously been a top producer for other import brands where he obtained valuable experience. He is extremely passionate about the Audi products and has a knack for great customer service. Ryan has been with Capilano Audi since 2013 and has been promoted to New Car Sales Manager where he aims to continue providing exemplary service to all customers.

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Juan Miguel Lopez
Sales Manager
604-985-0693 ext. 5914

Juan Miguel (JM) has been a resident of North Vancouver since 1998 and is proud to be part of Capilano Audi which has been serving the local community since 1970. His main goal is to ensure that all customers have a positive experience during their visit and interaction with our team. His favorite Audi model is the RS5. And in his spare time, he enjoys traveling and trying out different restaurants.


Juan Miguel is a proud member of the 2019 Audi Canada President's Club in recognition for his performance and dedication to Certified Pre-Owned Sales in 2018.

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Nihk Lo
Pre-Owned Sales Director - Fluent in Mandarin and English
604-985-0693

Nihk began his career at Capilano Audi in 2004 as an Audi Certified Technician and has recently transitioned to a management role within the Sales Department. He also works full time as a fireman, and is a dedicated father to his daughter and husband to his wife in his free time. Nihk is currently driving the 2019 Audi Q8 and ranks it amongst his favorite Audi models of all time. He welcomes any and all customers to contact him should they have any feedback or concerns with their shopping experience at Capilano Audi.

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Justin Kimura
Assistant Sales Manager
604-985-0693 ext. 5905

Justin has been with Capilano Audi since 2016. He brings his successful sales/customer relations background to the team. He has managed and trained with companies all over Europe in the digital media and telecommunications industry and has been recognized as the "Highest Achievement Top Data Sales Representative." by Rogers Wireless

Starting off as the Delivery Specialist, he quickly transitioned into the Loyalty Specialist and he is now the Assistant Sales Manager. Being Globally Certified, his main objective is ensure all customers walking into the showroom leave with a positive and memorable experience.

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Tim Cheung
Assistant Sales Manager - Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English
604-985-0693 ext. 5902

Tim has been with Capilano Audi since July 2013 after having worked previously in Hong Kong and gaining sales experience in the camera industry. Through his experience, he has become fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Tim has a high attention to detail which serves well for the brand and would be delighted to assist any customer looking to own an Audi as their next car.

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Tim Tanaka
Pre-Owned Inventory Manager
604-970-2608

Tim grew up in the North Shore and is as big a hockey fan as you can get to know here in Vancouver. In his free time he enjoys playing hockey, watching hockey, and spending time with his family. Tim has a special knack for used cars, so please feel welcome to contact him whenever you have an inquiry to sell your pre-owned Audi or looking to purchase one. 

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Aaron Li
Internet Sales Manager - Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English
604-985-0693 ext. 5910

Aaron has been working at Capilano Audi since March 2017 where he thoroughly enjoys serving is customers with utmost care and attention. On his days off, he can be found playing soccer and improving his golf swing at the greens. His current favorite Audi model is the 2018 A5 Sportback for its versatility and space.

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Sales Department

Trevor Smith
VIP Loyalty Specialist
604-985-0693 ext. 5907


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Boris Ho
Audi Brand Specialist - Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English
604-985-0693 ext. 5924


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Chris Bong
Audi Brand Specialist
604-985-0693 ext. 5923


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Jae Lee
Audi Brand Specialist - Fluent in Korean and English
604-985-0693 ext 5981


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Ramin Rasavar
Audi Brand Specialist - Fluent in Farsi and English
604-985-0693 ext. 5915

Ramin is a Motorsports enthusiast and is an official member of FIA "Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile." He is proud to join the Audi team due to the motorsports influence in Audi's DNA. Ramin is personally fond of the Audi RS series. Outside of work, Ramin organize motorsport events around BC.

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Bobby Levit
Audi Brand Specialist
604-985-0693

Bobby has been an award winning Audi Brand Specialist for 6 years who has recently retuned back home to Capilano Audi.

Before entering the automotive industry, Bobby had an extremely successful career with Harry Rosen's, achieving "President Club" status for many years.

Sports and music has always been an important part of his life, along with driving his favourite Audi, the A4.

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Tadz Brown
Audi Brand Specialist
604-985-0693 ext. 5920


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Mark Pelzer
Audi Brand Specialist - Fluent in German and English
604-985-0915 ext. 5982

Mark joined Capilano Audi in November 2018 after he moved to Vancouver from Germany. Before joining the team, he gained experience as industrial sales manager in the manufacturing industry and managed international accounts. Now he is looking forward serving customers with pleasant sales experience. Mark's favourite model is the Audi RS 3 because of its sleek design and legendary inline-5 cylinder configuration. During his days off, you'll find him on the North Shore mountains for a hike or winter sports.

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Navaaz Karim
Audi Brand Specialist - Fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and English
604-985-0693

Navaaz Karim came to us from the United Kingdom and brought with him many years of sales and customer service excellence in hospitality and real estate. He is very knowledgable and passionate about cars especially luxury quality automobiles and is very happy to be on the Audi sales team. Navaaz is proud to be a family man with a loving wife and 2 children. His hobbies include soccer, volleyball, basketball and snooker. In his spare time, Navaaz loves to spend time with his family.

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Matthew Tarka
Audi Delivery Specialist
604-985-0693

Being a car enthusiast and Audi owner, Matt has acquired in depth knowledge about these fantastic automobiles. On his time off, he enjoys attending car meets around town!

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Financial Services Department

Andrew Ballantyne
Financial Services Manager
604-985-0693 ext 5405

Andrew has been with Capilano Audi since 2007. Previously from the optical business, Andrew is delighted to work with the Audi team and is focused on ensuring that every customer picking up their new car is an extremely satisfied one.

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Natalie Zepedeo
Assistant F&I Manager
604-985-0693 ext 5412

North Vancouver born and raised Natalie joined Capilano Audi's team of success in April 2015. Her journey at Capilano Audi started at the reception desk, and with some hard work and daily dedication she has moved into the business office as Assistant F&I Manager. Natalie would classify her experience working at Capilano Audi as exceeding her expectations. The opportunities she has been given to grow and thrive in the brand, and in the company, is something that she loves about working here. In all her Audi endeavors Natalie hopes to incorporate her love of creating positive relationships with staff and clients.

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Samantha Ip
Assistant F&I Manager
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Administration Team

Kris Hetherington
Office Manager
604-985-0693


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Dara Di Rocco
Receptionst
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Laura Mathias-Joe
Receptionst
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Ashley Trac
Receptionst
604-985-0693


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Monika Starczynowski
Sales & Service Administrator
604-985-0693

Monika has been with Capilano Audi for a few years now and is excited for her new role as Sales & Service Administrator. Having recently completed her business degree, Monika can assist you with a wide array of customer service inquiries, so please feel welcome to contact her at your convenience.

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Keith Tocher
Warranty Administrator
604-985-0693


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Lot Department

Peter Pistilli
Lot Supervisor
604-985-0693


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Tyler Stenson
Lot Attendant
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Cam Donohoe
Lot Attendant
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Armando Cariaga
Lot Attendant
604-985-0693


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Zach Peers
Lot Attendant
604-985-0693


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Ryan Etheridge
Lot Attendant
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Service Advisors

Allan Agres
Service Consultant
604-985-0693 ext - 5204


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Richard Hong
Service Consultant
604-985-0693 ext - 5205


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Desmond Ng
Service Consultant
604-985-0693 ext. 5203


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Eduard Lyutin
Service Consultant
604-985-0693 ext - 5202


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Austin Dean
Service Consultant
604-985-0693 ext - 5202


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Matt Yeager
Service Coordinator
604-985-0693


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Service Management

Robert Ricci
Fixed Operations Manager
604-985-0693


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Nick Leuchte
Service Manager & Audi Master Technician
604-985-0693


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Arch Linsao
Assistant Service Manager
604-985-0693 ext - 6202


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Audi Technicians

Rob Lang
Audi Master Technician - Shop Foreman
604-985-0693


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Ken Choy
Audi Master Technician - Shop Foreman
604-985-0693


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Nathan Sami
Audi Certified Technician
604-985-0693


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Nima Dehghan Saei
Audi Certified Technician
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Paris Tseng
Apprentice Technician
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Jackson DeWolfe
Apprentice Technician
604-985-0693


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Nikita Karpov
Apprentice Technician
604-985-0693


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Parts Department

Gord Leech
Assistant Parts Manager
604-985-0693 ext - 5301


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Craig McAllister
Parts Consultant
604-985-0693 ext - 5302


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Matthew Johnson
Parts Consultant
604-985-0693 ext - 6301


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Tony Belbin
Parts Consultant
604-985-0693 ext - 5303


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Shuttle Drivers

David Langley
Shuttle Driver


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Kate M.
Shuttle Driver


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