Staff


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  • Mark Smith
    General Manager
    604-857-2657

    With 42 years experience in the automotive industry starting at Canadian Tire & the Speed & Custom industry along with 2 Manufacturers & 3 Dealer brands, Mark brings with him an extensive range of knowledge and experience. As General Manager of Sunrise Toyota, Mark has overseen all dealership operations, and provided patient, personable service for the past 11 years.


    Favourite Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma



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  • Dave Yakashiro
    President
    604-857-2657

    Born and raised in Abbotsford, Dave has been around Sunrise Toyota since the very beginning, when his father Roy opened the business in the 1960s. With years of management experience in Aerospace and Power Supply industries, Dave has been Dealer Principal at Sunrise Toyota for 16 years. He assumed the position of General Manager at Sunrise Toyota after his brother Bryan, the former General Manager, passed away in 2001. In his spare time Dave enjoys training in long distance running. He has competed in several major marathons including the Boston, New York, and Chicago marathons.


    Favourite Vehicle: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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  • Jack Decaire
    Sales Manager
    604-857-2657


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  • Karim Tejani
    Fleet Leasing Manager
    604-857-2657

    Having grown up around his parents' car dealership, Karim is no stranger to the auto industry. With 18 years experience as a product advisor and Sales Manager, Karim now brings his extensive knowledge and people skills to Sunrise as our Fleet & Leasing Manager.


    Favourite Vehicle: Toyota 4Runner

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  • Daryl Johnson
    Parts & Service Manager
    604-857-2657

    As our Parts and Service Manager, Daryl loves to help others and strives to make sure all operations are running smooth. Having worked at Sunrise Toyota for over 24 years, Daryl is sometimes mistaken for a piece of shop equipment. This is because his energy and problem solving skills are so critical to the operations of our Service Department. A long time Abbotsford resident who loves family and technology, Daryl wants everyone to know that he has had all of his shots, and has been declared clinically sane by medical professionals.


    Favourite Vehicle: '89 Toyota MR2 Supercharged

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  • Ryan Burchmore
    Shop Manager
    604-857-2657

    With 10 years experience in Service Departments at Toyota, Mazda, and Hyundai: Ryan prides himself on his automotive mechanical knowledge. As our Assistant Service Manager he is friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable. Always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Passionate about Toyotas, he has owned several Toyota sports cars (MR2, Celica AE86 and 86). Ryan is also a lover of technology and is often the guy who ends up fixing his friends computers!

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  • Gordie Parshad
    Assistant Service Manager
    604-857-2657


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  • Monika Aggarwal
    Junior Business Manager


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  • Enky Blaceri
    Assistant Sales Manager


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  • Michele Keeley
    Product Advisor
    604-857-2657 Ext 1206

    With 20 years of experience in the automobile industry, including experience as Business and Leasing Manager, Michele is one of Sunrise Toyota's most knowledgeable and experienced Product Advisors. Having worked at Sunrise Toyota for 16 years, Michelle's specialties include Hybrid vehicles and leasing knowledge. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids.


    Favourite Vehicle: Toyota Highlander Hybrid or a '94 Supra.

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  • Doug Yardy
    Product Advisor
    604-857-2657 Ext 1209

    Previously a store manager at the Alder Bedroom furniture store, Doug brings years of professionalism and customer service with him to Sunrise Toyota. A knowledgeable Product Advisor, Doug has won awards for his Toyota Corolla walk around presentations. Friendly, with a great sense of humour, Doug loves meeting new people, and building relationships with his customers.

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  • Jas Ghuman
    Product Advisor
    604-857-2657

    Jas loves to help. His passion is meeting new people and working with them face to face. With nearly 8 years at Sunrise Toyota, Jas has provided terrific service through his excellent level of knowledge, and people skills. He not only has detailed knowledge of nearly every Toyota product ever sold in Canada. As well, he can fluently speak English, Punjabi Hindi & Urdu. In his spare time he enjoys reading and going on trips with his family. Jas also volunteers every Sunday morning at Science of Soul Study Center in Surrey. Salesman of the year in 2007.

    Favourite Vehicle: Toyota Highlander


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  • David Ross
    Product Advisor
    604-857-2657


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  • Jean Nierva
    Product Advisor
    778-317-3321

    With 10 years as a Toyota Product Advisor, Jean has a wide range of product and leasing knowledge. Jean loves to build professional relationships, and is always willing to go above and beyond for her customers. A self proclaimed "very bad liar," Jean stand behinds the Toyota brand, and believes in honesty and integrity in her business. In her spare time she enjoys working out, and spending time with her family, and sister.


    Speaks Filipino, Tagalog

    Favourite Vehicle: Toyota 4Runner or Matrix

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  • Sonu Purewal
    Product Advisor


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  • Singh Mann
    Product Advisor
    604-857-2657

    With 7 years with Petro Canada. Mr.Singh strives to provide "respectful, responsible and thankful" service. His high standard of services has even led him to win the Petro Canada Guest Service Attendent of the Year in 2014. In his spare time he likes to play soccer and spend time with his twins.

    Favourite Vehicle: Corolla and Camry.


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  • Brady Halvorson
    Product Advisor


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  • Stephanie Frame
    Service Advisor
    604-857-2657


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  • Tessa Toews
    Client Services
    604-857-2657 EXT 1403


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  • Mike Martens
    Senior Parts Advisor
    604-857-2658 Ext 1301


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  • Kamala Nalepa
    Service Advisor
    604-857-2657


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  • Chetna Arora
    Appointment Coordinator
    604-857-2657


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  • Kaitlyn Sweet
    Appointment Coordinator / Jr. Parts Advisor
    604-857-2657


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  • Chad Bailey
    Service Advisor


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  • Molly Niwranski
    Receptionist


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