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The Porsche Centre Kelowna Team

John Bokitch

John Bokitch | General Manager

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

The legacy of performance, quality and race history.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

356 B - Bathtub reference to the iconic styling.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Being referred to as The Porsche Guy!

What is one thing you can't live without?

My family .... and NFL Football

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

Vienna where I accepted a very prestigious award in 2017.

What is currently playing in your car?

100.7 Crossover Country & The Beatles Channel on Sirius.

What TV program do you never miss?

Game of Thrones

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

 911 Carrera 4 GTS.  The correct styling, power, performance and image for me.

What is your favourite food or dish?

Modern Bowl at the Cactus Club

Do you have a favorite restaurant, if so why?

Rawds.  It has a varied menu with personality and a huge wine selection.  Plus the owner is a friend of Porsche.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

NFL Football's Seattle Seahawks.

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: johnb@vwag.ca

Robert Heard

Robert Heard | Assistant General Manager

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

The history and passion our customers have for it.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

When I first got to ride in a 911 and felt the power and handling.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Feeding off the excitement our customers have the day they come to pick up their new vehicle.

What is one thing you can't live without?

Adventure

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

Germany, September 2017

I was fortunate enough to visit both factories, the museum and drive on the Autobahn.

What is currently playing in your car?

Adele.

What TV program do you never miss?

San Francisco 49er games.

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

The 911...the look, the feel, the speed!

What is your favourite food or dish?

Steak and Sushi

Favourite restaurant?

Cactus Club

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Football and the San Fransisco 49ers

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: roberth@wyantgroup.com

Kees Nierop | Brand Ambassador

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: keesnierop@wyantgroup.com

Geoff Turner

Geoff Turner | Financial Services Manager

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

That it is more of a lifestyle then a car company. Our clients live and breathe Porsche.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

I have loved them for a long time but the first ride in a Boxster (years ago) made me love Porsche even more...you can't beat that sound.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Helping someone reach what they have been working for and dreaming about for so long and driving off in a Porsche.

What is one thing you can't live without?

My family and my cars.

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

Taking the kids to Disneyland a couple of years ago because it was something they wanted so bad. Trip of a lifetime for them and us.

What is currently playing in your car?

A little bit of everything.

What TV program do you never miss?

NASCAR

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

The 917 because it was the first iconic Le Mans car. Great looks and an over the top Flat 12 engine...what's not to like?

What is your favourite food or dish?

A good hand pressed burger and fries.

Favourite restaurant?

Sturgeon Hall.  Great food and cool vibe.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

I'm a race fan but as far as teams I would have to be a Canucks fan!

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: gturner@wyantgroup.com

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson | Product Specialist

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

Perfection - the confidence that the product exceeds expectations every time.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

Having a 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo poster given to my by my brother for Christmas.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Sharing in the excitement with clients when going through the entire sales process from test drive to delivery of the vehicle.

What is one thing you can't live without?

Tacos and of course my fiance and two sons.

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

Random trip to Mexico and discovering the island Isle Mujeres.  You get to drive golf carts everywhere on the island.

What is currently playing in your car?

Mix of Country and Justin Bieber

What TV program do you never miss?

The Good Doctor, Suits and Ballers

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

Macan GTS - It was the model that surprised me the most.

What is your favourite food or dish?

Tacos

Favourite restaurant?

Hectors Casa, Kelowna - Such an authentic Mexican feeling on the patio.  Plus the food is amazing.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Being a proud Saskatchewan boy of course I have to say the Riders.

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: kellyt@wyantgroup.com

Jeffrey Kalawarny

Jeffrey Kalawarny | Product Specialist

What is your favorite aspect about the Porsche brand?

Quality, passion and precision.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

1994 Porsche 911 turbo from bad boys.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Being able to work with an amazing team and help people live out their dreams of owning a Porsche.

What is one thing you can't live without?

Food and water.

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

Going to Rome, amazing food and culture. It is a place I will never forget.

What is currently playing in your car?

Kerstin Ott – Die Immer Lacht.

What TV program do you never miss?

Peaky Blinders.

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

Porsche 918 Spyder, It is a show stopper.

What is your favourite food or dish? 

Perogies/Borscht.

Do you have a favorite restaurant, if so why?

The Gasthaus, they have amazing food and the location is tough to beat. 

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Washington Capitals.

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: jeffreyk@wyantgroup.com

Lexi Kozak

Lexi Kozak | Parts Advisor

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

Their hunger for excellence.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

My dad owned a 1974 Porsche 914 when I was really young.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Working with such a great team and being around such beautiful cars!

What is one thing you can't live without?

My Skyline!

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

My boyfriend and I backpacked Central America in 2013, the whole two month trip was amazing!

What is currently playing in your car?

Deep House

What TV program do you never miss?

Currently...Grey's Anatomy

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

911 GTS, it's sexy and has got some power!!

What is your favourite food or dish?

Chinese Food or Sushi

Favourite restaurant?

Red Lobster, I love Seafood.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Equestrain/ Show Jumping

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: lexik@wyantgroup.com

Daniel  Merkins

Daniel Merkins | Fixed Operations Manager

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: danielm@wyantgroup.com

Patryk Norek

Patryk Norek | Service Technician

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

The uniqueness of a rear engine supercar.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

Will Smith driving a 964 Turbo in Bad Boys.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Unwrapping all the new cars.  Feels like Christmas all the time.

What is one thing you can't live without?

Sugary drinks

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

Dresden, Germany 3 years ago to visit family.

What is currently playing in your car?

Armin Van Buuren

What TV program do you never miss?

Marvels Agents of Shield

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

991 Targa GTS...Performance oriented with the ability to have the wind in your face.

What is your favourite food or dish?

All food...I'm a total foodie.

Favourite restaurant?

Raudz, insane flavour and service.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Drag Racing and circuit racing

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: pnorek@wyantgroup.com

Curtis Miller

Curtis Miller | Service Technician

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

It's dedication to keeping the sports car alive.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

Walking home from school and always stopping for a bit to look at my neighbours Porsche.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Favourite - Being able to drive all the brand new vehicles.

Most Rewarding - Happy clients after having their vehicle serviced at Porsche Kelowna.

What is one thing you can't live without?

Seeing the Mountains

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

Went to Mexico in 2013, it was the most memorable because we swam through underwater caves.

What is currently playing in your car?

Disturbed

What TV program do you never miss?

Family Feud

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

Panamera Turbo...high performance with comfort.  0 - 100km in less than 4 seconds with all the features...heated/ cooled seats, moonroof, back up camera.

What is your favourite food or dish?

Calamari

Favourite restaurant?

Cactus Club has the best calamari

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Favourite sports team is Carolina Panthers.  Cam Newton is the goat.

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: cmiller@wyantgroup.com

Mackenzie Van Dijk

Mackenzie Van Dijk | Receptionist

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

Their mission of impeccable sport car performance and admirable loyalty.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

I remember being mesmerized by a Porsche at Mission raceway when I was a child.

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Being able to be a part of Porsche’s incredibly strong team, as well as their continuous growth and advancements.

The most rewarding thing is hearing and witnessing positive feedback from the Porsche clientele.

What is one thing you can't live without?

My family and my fur babies, they (almost) come everywhere with me.

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

After high school I attended a Top Deck tour, one month of travelling around 18 different countries in Europe, it was a truly incredible experience.

What is currently playing in your car?

A little mix of e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g

What TV program do you never miss?

Black Mirror.

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

911 GT2 RS in Graphite BLUE!

Because of it’s crazy HP and the body has me lost for words.

What is your favourite food or dish?

Perogies with bacon bits and sour cream.

Favourite restaurant?

Anywhere with white table clothes and a great cab.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Chicago Blackhawks.

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: mackenzied@wyantgroup.com

Voole Cox

Voole Cox | Lot Manager / Detailer

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

The fact that they stay true to their roots.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

My favourite car amongst a sea of toy cars being a Porsche 911. 

What is your favourite or most rewarding part of your job?

Detailing a car to perfection and then seeing it shine in the delivery bay. Also driving so many awesome cars!

What is one thing you can't live without? 

My family, friends, and a fast car.

What is the most memorable trip or place you have been, why and when?

All the boys in the family did a roadtrip around the U.S. in 2017. The trip included going to the Las Vegas Speedway where I sat in a GT3 RS for the first time!

What is currently playing in your car?

Post Malone, G-Eazy, and Drake.

What TV program do you never miss?

Suits, Dexter, and The Grand Tour.

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

991.2 GT3 RS; the high revving engine, aero, and wide stance combined create a beast.

What is your favourite food or dish? 

Sushi.

Do you have a favorite restaurant, if so why?

Naked Cafe, the best plant-based food around!

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Formula 1, team Redbull.

Phone: 778.721.8888

Evan Cross | Sales Manager

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: evanc@wyantgroup.com