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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

Scott Maciag

Scott Maciag | Fixed Operations Manager

What is your favourite aspect about the Porsche brand?

Passion of everyone who owns one and that works for the brand.

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

Bads Boys movie, 1994 964 (911) Turbo.

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

Helping make people's dreams come true, letting kids sit in the showroom cars, helping new owners understand their new vehicles and of course driving them.

What is one thing you can't live without?

Friends and family

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

Rhode Island for my cousin's wedding, then driving to Foxborough to go to my first NFL game with my family to the Patriots play the Redskins.  Patriots are my team and the Redskins are my dad's team.

What is currently playing in your car?

Switches between EDM and Country at any moment.

What TV program do you never miss?

Toronto Blue Jays games

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

GT3, well built, daily driver but mostly a track car.  They handle and drive amazing.

What is your favourite food or dish?

Wings and beer

Favourite restaurant?

Cactus Club on the water.  Great environment and always a good time.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Toronto Blue Jays, New England Patriots, Toronto Raptors

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: smaciag@wyantgroup.com

Kees Nierop | Brand Ambassador

Phone: 778.721.8888 • Email: keesnierop@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

Geoff Turner

Geoff Turner | Product Specialist

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

Lexi Kozak

Lexi Kozak | Receptionist

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 | Service and Parts Advisor

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

Gordon Reed | Detailer/ Concierge

What is your first memory of the Porsche brand?

My old 944.  I still miss that car.

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

Delivery time with the cars go out gleaming.

What is one thing you can't live without?

My wife, Maria and my Boy, Charly.

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

French Pyrenees Mountains and hiking in 1999.

What is currently playing in your car?

ZZ Top

What TV program do you never miss?

Vikings

What is your favourite Porsche model and why?

Air Cooled 911s

What is your favourite food or dish?

Indian Food (all of it)

Favourite restaurant?

Qual's Gato as the food and service are great.

Favourite Sport or sports team?

Curling and supporting my boys team.

Phone: 778.721.8888