Our Team at Bendigo Toyota

Senior Management

Dealer Principal

Adam Ski - Dealer Principal

Adam Ski is the new Dealer Principal at Bendigo Toyota. Whilst he might be new to town, he is a country kid at heart with a wealth of knowledge and experience after 24 years in the car industry, starting his career in 1996 selling Toyota’s. He was born and raised in Ballarat (don’t hold that against him) before moving to Geelong for 18 years, and then eventually moving onto Melbourne.

Community engagement and involvement are high on the agenda for Adam, with plans to not only continue many of our previous sponsorships but to connect and network with a number of various groups and organisations in the region. He and his family are excited to call themselves “Bendigonians” and look forward to exploring all that city and surrounding regions have to offer.

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New Car Sales Team

New Car Sales Manager

Bruce Amor - New Vehicle Sales Manager

 

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Assistant Sales Manager - Ben Duncan Assistant Sales Manager

Ben Duncan - Assistant Sales Manager

Ben is one of our Dealership sports aficionados. Be it footy, cricket, basketball, golf...he's into all of it. He loves to listen to SEN on the radio and can often be found playing sport when he’s not at work. The best meal Ben can cook is hard shell chicken tacos and if given the task of teaching someone a new skill in 5 minutes…he lists compassion, peace and tranquillity, keyboard shortcuts, chicken tacos, and how to shoot tequilia among the options.

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New Car Sales Consultant

Allyson Moore - New Vehicle Sales Consultant

Allyson is part of the furniture around here. She’s clocked up more than 15 years with Bendigo Toyota and says there’s way too many memorable moments over that time to mention.

Her favourite aspect of her job is meeting people. The ever cheeky Al lists her interests outside of work as avoiding baby sitting her grandchildren….but says she does enjoy strolling up and down the picturesque View Street on her days off.

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Sales Consultant - Jayrrd

Jarryd Appleby - New Car Sales Consultant

Jayrrd is one of our friendly Sales Team staff and lists the vibe around Bendigo Toyota as what he enjoys most about working here. He’s a fan of super hero movies, both good and bad…and lists Avengers – Infinity War as his favourite. He prefers to do dishes over laundry, eating slice over cake, dogs over cats and is a fan of the new Toyota Supra.

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Sales Team Sales Consultant

Alexandra Coulson

Alex brings a young, exciting energy as a Sales Consultant on our New Vehicle Sales Team. As a Sales Cadet she enjoyed test driving and studying all our vehicles to understand what each model has to offer prospective guests. 

Her preferences include tacos over burgers, cake over slice and tomato over BBQ sauce. When not working she enjoys reading, baking and driving with her mates. 

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Sales Team Sales Consultant

Ryan Fleming

Ryan is one of our New Car Sales Team members and took out the Top Gun Sales award in June 2021. You can find him indulging in hiking, archery and photography when not at work. He enjoys driving our range of demos and picks the Rav4 Hybrid as his favourite. He barracks for St Kilda, admits he can’t cook, but will bust out “The Way” by the Chilli Peppers if given the mic at karaoke. 

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Finance & Insurance

Finance and Insurance Manager

Samuel Goddard - Finance & Insurance Manager

Samuel has been with our Bendigo Toyota team for slightly over 8 months now. 

He lists helping guests fund their purchases as the best part of his job.

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Finance and Insurance - Laura

Laura Smith - Finance and Insurance Consultant

Laura is seasoned pro in the FInance and Insurance sector and can help you get into your next vehicle sooner. 

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Lisa Norris  - Car Care Consultant

Lisa is a familiar smiling face in our dealership but is new to the Car Care role.  She’s been part of our Bendigo Toyota team for the past 7 years. She says celebrating her 21st with the Bendigo Toyota team is her most memorable moment working at Bendigo Toyota…as everyone went out of their way to make it special for her. Lisa claims the best meal she can cook is rosemary roast lamb, and when driving to work will listen to Triple J. The WOW Factor means a lot to many different people, but to Lisa it’s seeing our guests leave the dealership every day feeling happy and satisfied with their new purchases.

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Stock Control

Stock Controller

Stock Control - Jane Gration

Jane has the important job of keeping track of all of our stock. She grew up in Ararat & Stawell and begun work as a Woolies checkout cashier. She lists Matthew Richardson as the most famous person she's met, says spaghetti bol is the best thing she can cook and picks the HiLux as her favourite model Toyota. If given the chance to max out a credit card at any shop, Jane says she would pick Bunnings. 

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Receptionist

Receptionist - PJ Receptionist

Paynton 'PJ' Jolliffe - Reception

Paynton is the first friendly face you’ll see when you walk through the front doors at our dealership.  She’s a massive fan of the HiLux Rogue, prefers tacos over burgers and can pick a killer Spotify playlist. She admits a perfect weekend would consist of hanging out with her kids, playing netball & exploring the great outdoors. If given the opportunity to max out a credit card at any given shop, it would be any homewares shop in Byron Bay.

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Fleet Department

Fleet Manager

Yasmin Swift - Business Fleet Sales Manager

Yasmin is able to assist with all Fleet enquiries no matter the business size. Having spent many years in the automotive industry, every detail is considered to ensure the highest levels of efficiency. 

She’s across everything from the best fleet solutions for your business and applicable business discounts to overseeing the delivery process.

Our Fleet department can assist with all Fleet enquiries contact Yasmin now.  Keep your business moving with Bendigo Toyota, it just makes sense.

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Pre-Owned Vehicle Department

Used Car Manager

Jason Garlick

Jason is in charge of our Used Car Department, taking over the role from Clinton Hay who has moved on to become our group Buyer. Jason joins the team from Melbourne, with years of experience in the auto industry. 

He and his family, including eight children, welcome the 'tree change" and are enjoying becoming part of the local community, through various sporting clubs. He admits that pasta is the best thing that he can cook, prefers dogs over cats and says his favourite Toyota model is the Landcruiser.

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Used Car Sales Consultant

Jay Hynes - Pre-Owned Vehicle Consultant

Jay is one of the Pre-Owned Vehicle Departments big personalities. He loves doing his timesheet each week almost as much as he loves doing deals.

He has a passion for old cars and has recently purchased a rare ke70 panel van Corolla. If you ever wanted to get in Jay's good books, you just need to bring him a block of chocolate.

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Pre-Owned Vehicle Department - Braiden Connor Used Car Sales Consultant

Braiden Connor - Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Consultant

Braiden is another of the friendly faces on our Pre-Owned Vehicle team. His first ever job was as a Pizza Maker at Dominos Pizza...which helps his claim of homemade pizza being the best thing he can cook. 

Ever the doting dad, he lists Daddy Daycare as his favourite movie, as it reminds him of himself. He says the best thing about working at Bendigo Toyota is the happy and friendly, positive environment...with its nearby proximity to McDonald's a close second. 

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Used Car Sales Consultant

Corey Ronchieri - Pre Owned Vehicle Sales Consultant

Corey loves the chance to meet new people and enjoys helping guests leave with an ideal car even more. This budding digital content director barracks for the Bombers, lists the Kluger as his favourite Toyota model and relishes holidaying "Anywhere with a beach." He also won a "Most likely to age looking like Burt Reynolds" contest...shortly after this photo was taken. 

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Dedicated Buyer

Dedicated Buyer Clinton Hay - Buyer

Clinton Hay - Buyer

Clinton is another to return to the Bendigo Toyota family. He enjoyed a few years retreat in Warrnambool before rejoining the team in Pre-Owned Vehicles. .

A country boy at heart, Clinton enjoys anything outdoors and is fan of mountain biking and a Friday meat tray raffle…he also does an excellent (self proclaimed) Frank Sinatra impersonation and loves to travel…with Italy his favourite destination. .

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Service Department

Service Department - Ben Senior Service Advisor

Ben Allen - Senior Service Advisor

Ben is a friendly, familar face in our Service Department. He began working at Bendigo Toyota in 2011 and has carried out a number of roles in the dealership during that time. He now acts as our Senior Service Advisor and is able to liaise with TMCA when handling various matters. His favourite Toyota model is the 86, which he owns and absolutely loves!

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Service Department - Shelley Service Advisor

Shelley Howie – Service Advisor

Shelley is a seasoned pro in our Service Department and knows the secret to a good day includes caffeine and lollies. 

Service Department - Mitch Service Advisor

Mitchell McLellan – Service Advisor

Mitch is a Gold Coast Suns fan who enjoys burgers over tacos, dogs over cats and visiting Airlie Beach. He's in his first year with us here at Bendigo Toyota, but outside of work enjoys running a Sports Media/Commentating business, AFL Football, Horse Racing and catching up with friends and family. The HiLux is his favourite Toyota model, while he rates the first time he heard Ben Allen’s laugh as his most memorable moment working at Bendigo Toyota.

Parts Department

Parts Manager

John Strauch - Parts Manager

John is part of the furniture at Bendigo Toyota, having worked here for more than 23 years.

His favourite aspect of the job is the people he's met along the way and rates the time a customer took delivery of his new Landcruiser by landing a helicopter in the block next door, as one of the most memorable moments. 

He enjoys motorsport, travel, camping & 4WD trips and is part of the Bendigo Car Club and the Sandhurst 4WD Club. 

Ralph Shipard - Parts Interpreter Parts Interpreter

Ralph Shipard - Parts Interpreter 

Ralph is the friendly face at our Parts Counter who can help with all your spare parts and accessory needs. 

His favourite Toyota model is the C-HR, he cooks a mean pepperoni pizza and lists the Crusoe Reservoir as his fave Bendigo spot. 

He's a fan of Board & Card Games as well as PC gaming...which he admits is bordering on an obsession. He also founded the Bendigo Tabletop Gaming Group – that has approx. 200 members. 

Parts and Accessories - Angus Parts Interpreter

Angus Levett - Parts Interpreter

If you walk past the Parts Shed then there's a high chance you'll spot Angus. He's been part of our Bendigo Toyota team for close to a year. 

His interests outside of work include sports, spending time with the family, as well as buying and selling collectables. 

The 86 and Supra are his top Toyota models, while his favourite item of clothing would be his Air Jordan 1 sneakers.

Business Management and Administration

Shaun Brereton Financial Controller

Shaun Brereton - Financial Controller

Shaun is our Financial Controller and heads the Administration Department. He lists the great team he gets to work with and getting to drive the latest model Toyota's as his favourite aspect of the job. 

He enjoys both cakes and slices (don't ask him to pick a favourite as he won't), lists Italy as his top holiday destination and has been collecting for the Royal Children’s Hospital on Good Friday for nearly 25 years.

Caylie Mearns Payroll and Admin Support

Caylie Mearns - Payroll & Admin

Caylie works in the Administration Department and can be found processing everyones pay. 

The Rav4 is her pick of the Toyota models, lists Phantom of the Opera as her favourite movie and prefers tacos over burgers.

A self confessed adventure seeker at heart, she recently moved to Bendigo and has a pet bird named Dickens.

Kylie Administration/Accounts

Kylie-Jane McFarlane – Accounts

You’ll find KJ in the Accounts Department/Admin area of Bendigo Toyota. She’s been part of the team for around three years now and says the family feel of the place is the best thing about working here. Rom-Coms are her go to movie genre with plain chips her favourite flavour. KJ lists bike riding along the Great Ocean Road as one of the most adventurous things she’s done but also admits to trawling Pinterest for recipes as one of the nerdiest things she does in her spare time.

Emma Administration Assistant

Emma Janssen - Administration Assistant

Emma is another bubbly personality in our Administration Dept. She grew up in Loveday, South Australia and worked as a cashier at IGA for her first job. She started here at Bendigo Toyota in early 2021 and says she loves how everyone is willing to help anyone, anyway they can to achieve a great result. Her go to karaoke song is Horses by Daryl Braithwaite, she prefers dogs over cats and lists spending time with her family as her interests outside of work.

Jess Administration/Accounts

Jess Slaviero - Administration Officer

Jess Slaviero is one of the Admin team here at Bendigo Toyota. She says her favourite aspect of her position as an Admin Officer is the variety of jobs she gets to perform along with the people she gets to work with.

She enjoys cake over slice, is an advocate that pineapple does belong on pizza and lists Pride & Prejudice as her favourite movie.

Marketing

Marketing Manager

Gabrielle Richards - Marketing Manager

For many years Gabe led a double life at Bendigo Toyota….by day she was our Marketing Manager and by night a professional basketballer, having played close to 300 games in the Women's Basketball National League and has even represented the Australian Opals. She also enjoys organising and hosting events for the Bendigo Toyota Team.

A fantastic cook but don't dare present her with a dirty BBQ or you will suffer her wrath. Her talents are vast and varied...from throwing impromptu 90's themed music dance parties, restocking an impressive lollie jar, cake baking/decorating, video editing and hair braiding. She also possesses napping skills so impressive she once fell asleep in an MRI machine.

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