Don is a second generation General Motors dealer who took over his father’s dealership in Emerson Manitoba 30 years ago. In 1989, Don moved to Selkirk and was the dealer principal at Newport Pontiac Buick before moving to Selkirk GM in 2004. Under Don’s leadership, Selkirk GM has grown into the area’s largest dealership. Don is continuously trying to instill his family’s customer first attitude in all the employees at Selkirk GM.
Matt is the third generation in his family to work in the car business and although he has only been at Selkirk GM full time since 2014, he has been a part of the dealership all his life. Every day, Matt strives to offer the best customer service and best sales experience to all of his customers. Matt is a member of the Manitoba Motors Dealers Association Board of Governors and is constantly working to improve all areas of the dealership to exceed every customer’s expectations.
Lorry has been a part of the Selkirk automotive scene for almost 20 years, first at Harris Chev Old’s and now Selkirk Gm. Lorry oversees the body shop, service department, and parts department and is known as the busiest person at the dealership. But no matter how busy he is, Lorry always has time to take care of a customer or employee.
Sparky has been a part of our family since our first Hull’s Haven Hot Dawg Day in June of 2014. He joined the Walters family unexpectedly and has since grown to be a dedicated Ambassador of Fun in the Dealership.
Dianne has been with the Walters family business since August 2000, and with GM since 1994, where she started as a Financial Services Manager. Dianne leads and coaches her sales team, and has an incredible knowledge of the market. Dianne ensures that you are getting an exceptional product, but also an experience like no other in the automotive industry. Dianne leads by taking the time to personally get to know her team and individually provide them with everything they need to be successful. The key to a long and happy career is one with a family that treats you like one of their own. “I truly feel blessed to be part of the Selkirk GM family and I am honoured to be part of such an amazing team!” When she’s not with her team, she is thoroughly enjoying life with her awesome family. You will find Dianne on the water, camping, spending time with friends or traveling!
Chris started working at Selkirk GM in 2017. He helps with sales, and makes lasting relationships with customers. He also is responsible for inventory maintenance and appraisals. Chris is the Head of Union. Chris has been in the automotive industry since 2012, and has been in management roles since 2008. Chris loves that Selkirk GM is family run, and has an amazing atmosphere, where people come first. Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his children. He loves to golf, the NFL, and traveling!
Chris joined the Selkirk GM in 2019 as a Sales Representative and quickly demonstrated his value as a productive team member. With a proven track record of outstanding sales performance in both the insurance and mobile industries, Chris has the expertise and skill set to lead Selkirk GM’s sales team effectively.
Growing up in Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Chris is a Franco-Manitoban who was educated in French and graduated from the University of Manitoba. His academic background, combined with his past work experience, has provided him with the essential tools to deliver exceptional customer service.
Anthony Smith is a Financial Services Manager. He started in June of 2017 and deals with various banks, 15 institutions to be exact, to get the best rate for his clients. He also takes the time to explain the manufacturer’s warranties, and how to extend them. He also can offer other protection products to ensure your vehicle remains like new. Anthony also prepares all legal documents for proper ownership. Before Selkirk GM gained him as our amazing employee, Anthony was a Summit Award Winning Sales Rep for Steeltown Ford. His long tenure in customer service has served him well in his role in Finance. He has a vast knowledge of the ever changing auto industry, and believes that the time he spent in sales was a contributor to his ability to excel in his role here. Anthony believes that the energy is what makes Selkirk GM, but we know that the energy he brings is a huge reason why Selkirk GM is such an amazing place to work. He loves that we all are able to work so well as a team, and that from start to finish we put customer satisfaction first. When Anthony isn’t here, he is with his wonderful wife and amazing daughter. He loves hanging out with extended family and friends, hosting get-togethers. You might also find him with his two French Bulldogs, Murphy and Bentley!
Dale has been working at Selkirk GM since 2017. He will help you make the right decisions financially when purchasing your vehicle, and will help make the numbers make sense for you. He has 9 years of finance experience, and 18 years’ experience in the automotive industry. Dale loves the atmosphere and the people he works with at Selkirk GM. When Dale isn’t here, he enjoys woodworking, and spending time with his family.
Mike has joined the Selkirk GM family in March 2021. He brings with him 18 years of experience in the Automotive/Finance industry and he looks forward to helping you purchase your next vehicle. On his time off he enjoys spending time with the wife and kids, cooking, yard work, and spending time at the family cottage.
Ally will help you make the right decisions financially when purchasing your vehicle, and will help make the numbers make sense for you. She has also achieved silver in Gm’s Guild, a prestigious honor that only top sales & leasing reps in Canada achieve. Ally enjoys being a part of a huge decision in her customers’ lives, and feels fortunate to get to experience the excitement that comes with taking home a new (or new to them) vehicle, daily.
Dawson is a dedicated team player who graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a degree in Business Administration. As a marketing specialist, he helps design, create, and oversee marketing projects. He specializes in advertising, promotions, social media and sales. When Dawson Is away from the office, you can find him at the hockey rink or on call as a volunteer fire fighter.
Josh Isfjord started at Selkirk GM in February of 2016. His career began as a lot attendant/detailer and eventually worked his way into the sales department. Josh loves that he gets to meet new people every day; his priority is to find his customers the right vehicle in a fun and timely manner. Josh is a force to be reckoned with… it’s now been five consecutive years of achieving Selkirk GM’s top sales AND being rewarded with GM’s highest sales honour: Gold level in the Sales Marketing Guild. His customer satisfaction score rated by those clients comes in at an astonishing 98.9%. When Josh isn’t selling something (which is almost always) he is likely watching the Kansas City Chiefs (Go Chiefs!) or spending time with his friends and family on the water in Petersfield.
Brittany has been with Selkirk Gm since April of 2018 and in that time has quickly established herself as an invaluable member of our sales team. Her work ethic is incomparable and with a customer satisfaction rating of 97.7 %, it is clear she has exceptional rapport with her customers. Having achieved silver in Gm’s Guild, a prestigious honor that only top sales & leasing reps in Canada achieve confirms Brittany is confident, professional and you will surely be happy with your experience before, during and after the sale!
Jason Dunlop started at Selkirk GM in June of 2018. In his time here, Jason has proven to be a dedicated and valuable team member. He strives to be as knowledgeable as possible. Not only for our valued customer but for the staff as well, as he is our go-to guy for product information!
Jason also achieved one of the highest honors from General Motors by receiving his bronze medallion in the GM sales and marketing guild in his first full year as a member of our team.
Jason has been a life long resident of Selkirk and takes pride in his community.
Jason would like to invite you all to come to experience the difference here at Selkirk GM. Jason’s favorite quote says it all “you will love your experience.”
Laura is new to the Selkirk GM family, but certainly not new to sales. She is genuinely passionate about people and takes care of customers as if they are her own family. Nothing makes Laura happier than smiling people.
Laura graduated from the U of W where she majored in English and Psychology. She enjoys crafts, gardening, and cooking. Laura’s true loves are her husband, son and daughter.
I’m Brandon Balmer. I grew up in Selkirk and have been a part of the Selkirk GM Family for over 10 years. I started as a 9 year old kid running around the showroom to now working in Sales. I am very excited to be back at home that is Selkirk GM.
I started my sales career in 2020 and have worked with Hyundai and Toyota. I grew up locally in Selkirk and graduated from the COMP High School. In High School, I played for the Selkirk Royals and now currently help coach the Rebels AA Hockey
I am very passionate about all cars from all over the world and I am very excited to help you find your next ride!!!
I have a 4.9 star rating on google and I run the Instagram & Facebook Pages for Drive With Balmer!!
Josh started his career at Selkirk GM in March of 2019 and strives everyday to find the perfect vehicle for each customer. His overall customer satisfaction rating is almost 99%! Obviously, customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to Josh. He plays a very vital role in our team, helping his peers and ensuring the overall success of the sales team. Josh’s commitment to his career, his customers and his colleagues are extraordinary. His work ethic combined with his professionalism will make your sales experience like no other!
He enjoys the family environment and the fact he gets to meet someone new everyday! Josh enjoys hockey, spending time on the creek in his hometown of Clandeboye and enjoying a day on the golf course!
Laurie started working at Selkirk GM in 2017. You will find her assisting the sales team during the sales process, following up with customers, or reviewing a customer’s current vehicle to determine how they can upgrade. This is just a small list of things that Laurie does for us. She is amazing! Laurie has worked in customer service mostly in the hospitality industry. She spent many years in the wholesale Automotive Industry, and as a transport coordinator for rail. Laurie loves our team of professionals, and how we all support each other. She also appreciates the continued training management provides. When Laurie isn’t working, she is spending time with her 3 grandchildren, cooking/baking, or enjoying outdoor activities. She loves ice fishing! Laurie also loves watching the Winnipeg Jets play!
Jessica has recently joined the Selkirk GM family as an Executive Assistant.
She brings with her an Administrative Assistant degree. Jessica comes from a family business where she got her passion for business and customer care. She has many years of customer service experience and dealing with the public.
Jessica brings with her many years in the automotive industry. When Jessica is not at work she is
enjoying time with her son and the rest of her family by going camping, boating and snowmobiling.
With over 20 years in the automotive industry, Michael specializes in helping his clients rebuild their credit. Most of his days are 12 hours long working with his clients. His true love is spending time with his wife (with the occasional time spent with their 5 kids). Michael and his wife Kathy love going on trips, restaurants, and movies. When he is not filling his schedule with these activities, he is an expert nap taker. If it were an Olympic event, Michael would be a multiple gold medalist!
Everett is part of the Auto Winnipeg team with over 3 years of experience. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He also loves hockey and golf, whether it’s watching or playing. He has also been told that he makes a mean Caesar cocktail!
I have been employed in the Automotive industry for over 20 years, starting in reception and worked my way up to Accounting. I am very happy to join the Selkirk GM team. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 cats. I love home improvement and vacations to Mexico.
Miranda has been with Selkirk GM since 2014. She is responsible for vehicle invoicing, lien payouts, cheques and payroll, amongst many other duties! Miranda started at Selkirk GM as a part time cashier. She worked her way up to full time taking on new challenges and tasks in the Sales, Parts, and Service Departments. In 2018, Miranda took on a new role in the accounting department! Miranda loves the people she works with, and feels that they are truly her second family. When not at work, Miranda enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding, playing D&D, cooking, drawing and cross stitching!
Joined Selkirk GM as a service advisor in May 2011 and advanced to service manager in August 2012.
Raised in the powersports world with a passion for everything and anything on wheels. Growing up in a
family run Honda dealership as well as working at the corporate level with Polaris Industries, I learned
what it takes to provide exceptional customer service and being part of a family run GM dealership is
very fulfilling. Outside of work might find my wife and I riding our motorcycles, hosting family BBQ’s and
pool parties or cheering on our Winnipeg Jets!!
Hank has joined the Selkirk GM team in July 2020. He has been in the automotive industry for 37 years
and working as a Service Consultant with GM for 25. When Hank is not at work he enjoys hockey and
football and spending time with friends and family.
Craig is an upbeat character with 18 years of experience in the Automotive Industry. He is an amazing asset to our team and is always more than happy to go above and beyond to help customers daily, ensuring that they receive the best quality service possible.
Tina-Marie recently started at Selkirk GM as the Service Cashier/Customer
Service Representative in October 2020. She always has a smile and is ready
to help get you on your way.
When she is not at work she is spending time with her family, hunting, fishing
and playing Bass in a local rock band.
Andreas is without a doubt one of the hardest working guys at Selkirk GM. As our Lot Attendant, Andreas makes sure everything runs smoothly, is where it should be, and performs countless tasks during the day. He’s also been known to pull the occasional prank, so we always have to be on our toes! He started with Selkirk GM in 2014. When Andreas isn’t at work, he can be found woodworking, working on cars, and enjoys watching TV.
Tim has been with us since October of 2017. He manages a staff of 6, and oversees all inventory aspects. He deals with claims and returns, and trains the staff on the procedures in his department. Tim has 25 years in the Jobber Parts industry, and has spent 15 of those managing. Tim enjoys the fast pace, the positive atmosphere and the people here at Selkirk GM. Tim also enjoys fishing in both summer and winters, Seadooing with his kids, and his nieces and nephews, and loves being at the lake.
John is our GM Parts Guru! He is one of our most diversely experienced employees, and has been in the Automotive Industry his whole life from the time he was 14 pulling engines and fixing cars. He is literally a walking and talking GM parts catalog! He has been with Selkirk GM since 2004. John looks after the wholesale parts department, and is always there to lend a helping hand. He also looks after the Chevrolet performance parts, and GM licensed apparel and accessories. John has had various management positions. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field, and is well versed on everything related to his position. John appreciates the people, the customers and the staff that make up our Selkirk GM family. When John isn’t at the dealership, he might be working on GM performance cars, golfing, or drag racing!
Jesse started with Selkirk GM in March, 2017. He responds to part requests, manages inventory levels, and provides excellent customer service when customers email and phone with requests. Jesse has several years’ previous experience in the parts industry. He loves the people he works with, and the positive atmosphere. He appreciates that we really are a team with one goal in mind, which is making our customers happy! Jesse also enjoys fixing cars, repairing antique clocks, and has a Youtube Channel he is currently developing!
Oreann joined our team here in June of 2018. She has many tasks here, such as helping with quotes and requests, computer work, ordering, dealing with wholesale vendors, and answering calls and emails. Oreann has worked in management, and has previous experience in her current role at Selkirk GM. Oreann loves everyone that she works with, and loves the fact that she is always learning new things from our mechanics. When she’s not at Selkirk GM, Oreann spends time with her kids, works in the garage, rides her motorcycle and loves taking her Camaro out for a drive!
Darren is one of our best assets here at Selkirk GM, he entered the Automotive Industry when he was 16 years old and never looked back. As one of our most experienced and knowledgeable employees he runs production and manages the Body Shop alongside Kelly Sain. Darren takes pride in the work he provides to each and every customer to ensure that their vehicle is safe and secure after any major incident.
Kelly is a well rounded individual with over 19 years experience in the Automotive Industry. He started off as a Lot Boy and quickly moved through the ranks as a Wash Bay Attendant to a Service Adviser and into his current position alongside Darren Zahayko as the Collision Center Adviser. Kelly has worked with dealers like Harris GM and New Port GM before joining us here at Selkirk GM.