Meet our Team

Mike  Raspburg
Mike Raspburg
Director of Sales

When did you start working here? I’ve been here since May 5th 2016.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I have 2 kids Isaballa and Lucas, and I’m with my loving girlfriend Christina. I’m really involved in the community, I coach travel hockey, the Chatham Outlaws, the Chatham Strikers, and I run an indoor soccer clinic called focus – indoor soccer. I do a lot of things with cancer research – I do the dragon boat races every year in Wallaceburg, I’ve been in sales for a while, but took a break to council young offenders for 10 years. I’m competitive but I love talking to people. I’m a board member of the Chatham Youth Soccer Association.

What do you love most about your job? I love the competitive nature, meeting new people, interacting with families, talking to the kids making them a part of the sale. Every sale is a new experience and everyone has a story.

Why should people choose you as their Salesman: I’m easy – going down to earth, i’ll make you feel comfortable, no pressure sales approach. I like to establish a relationship with people. I interact well with customers kids, I’m diverse. I’m easy to talk to. I make the experience enjoyable.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I love the F-150, it’s so practical and the amount of room in a super crew is amazing. The space for equipment, the space for kids and families, it’s there when needed for power. It’s got a great new style.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: Everybody feels like they’re working together to make Chatham great, there is a good amount of respect here. It’s a perfect place to raise a family – there are enough resources here to make a great living. It’s got that family feel.
When did you start working here? I’ve been here since May 5th 2016.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I have 2 kids Isaballa and Lucas, and I’m with my loving girlfriend Christina. I’m really involved in the community, I coach travel hockey, the Chatham Outlaws, the Chatham Strikers, and I run an indoor soccer clinic called
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Jay  Kelly
Jay Kelly
Sales & Leasing Professional

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I reside in Blenheim with my wife Heather and our daughter Kaitlyn. I enjoy golfing and am a long time member and past employee of the Blenheim Golf Club.

What I love most about my job: Meeting new people everyday and helping make their new car purchase an enjoyable experience.

What is my favorite Ford and why: I really like the Ford Edge, with its roominess and versatility of an SUV but the comfort and handling of a car it suits all of the needs I like in a vehicle.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I reside in Blenheim with my wife Heather and our daughter Kaitlyn. I enjoy golfing and am a long time member and past employee of the Blenheim Golf Club.

What I love most about my job: Meeting new people everyday and helping make their new car purchase an enjoyable experience.

What is my f
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Umar Hammoud
Umar Hammoud
Sales & Leasing Professional

Jamie  Vellinga
Jamie Vellinga
Sales & Leasing Professional

Atef Salim
Atef Salim
Sales & Leasing Professional

AJ Pough
AJ Pough
Sales & Leasing Professional

Armando Lucarelli
Armando Lucarelli
Sales & Leasing Professional

Robert Lariviere
Robert Lariviere
Full-Time Lot Attendant
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Ethan Waddick
Ethan Waddick
Part-Time Lot Attendant
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Liam Pierce
Liam Pierce
Part-Time Lot Attendant
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Sydney Hart
Sydney Hart
Lot Attendant
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Dakota Stewart
Dakota Stewart
Finance & Insurance Manager

Jamie Malott
Jamie Malott
Finance & Insurance Manager

Ryan  Pierce
Ryan Pierce
Finance & Insurance Manager

Tell us a little bit about you: I was born and raised in Chatham. I’m married with 3 kids, a boy and two girls. In my spare time I enjoy fishing and home renovations. Prior to coming on board at Victory Ford I worked in management in the car rental industry at several locations including Chatham, Tilbury, Leamington, and Essex, where I gained hands on experience working with all the major automotive brands and their dealers. I also helped to launch the first corporate car-sharing program in Canada, based at the Union Gas campus in Chatham.

Why I work here: Shared focus on customer service, excellent facilities and top notch product.

What I Love Most About My Job: Helping people find the best car for them and building strong relationships with my customers throughout the community.

Why you should choose me as your FSM: Coming from a hospitality based industry my focus remains on delivering an excellent customer experience. Based on my prior experience working with other auto brands, I chose Ford because I truly believe we have the best line-up of vehicles and the highest focus on customer service in the industry.

What’s your favorite Ford and why: It has to be the F150. With 50 years in a row as Canada’s #1 truck it’s hard to dispute. However, I really do believe in our full line-up of vehicles and the Fusion is a personal favourite for me to drive. It combines great looks, fuel economy and driving characteristics that strike the perfect balance between comfort and agility.

Something that people should know about Ford: Ford Motor Company is the largest family-controlled company in the world, and has been in continuous family control for over 110 years.

The Community of Chatham-Kent is great because: Chatham-Kent is a community of communities, full of hard working people that all bring something different to the table. Chatham-Kent is also a great place to play outdoors, with lots lakes, rivers, beaches and provincial parks that are great for camping, boating, hunting and fishing.
Tell us a little bit about you: I was born and raised in Chatham. I’m married with 3 kids, a boy and two girls. In my spare time I enjoy fishing and home renovations. Prior to coming on board at Victory Ford I worked in management in the car rental industry at several locations including Chatham, Tilbury, Leamington, and Essex, where I gained han...Read More Read Less

Tanya Van Dongen
Tanya Van Dongen
Lincoln Sales Manager

Brandon Leonard
Brandon Leonard
Used Car Sales Manager

Jeff Ameel
Jeff Ameel
General Sales Manager

When did you start working here?
I’ve been at Victory since 2008.
Tell us a little bit about you:
I was born and raised in Ridgetown, and I currently live in Chatham, have a daughter, a son, and wonderful fiancé. I enjoy watching hockey and spending my free time with my family and friends. I am a 6 time Ford of Canada summit-award winning salesman and manager.
Why I work here:
Vince is a great owner and I have awesome, supportive co-workers.
What I Love Most About My Job:
I love meeting new people and helping them get into the perfect vehicle which suits their needs.
What’s your favourite Ford and why:
F-150. I love the quiet and smooth ride, and the amount of space and comfort.
Something that people should know about Ford:
Henry Ford invented the assembly line and took the car world by storm with the Model T – which is still the best selling automobile of all-time.
The Community of Chatham-Kent is great because:
Great schools and activities for kids, the entire community is very friendly no matter where you go.
When did you start working here?
I’ve been at Victory since 2008.
Tell us a little bit about you:
I was born and raised in Ridgetown, and I currently live in Chatham, have a daughter, a son, and wonderful fiancé. I enjoy watching hockey and spending my free time with my family and friends. I am a 6 time Ford of Cana
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Brad McFadden
Brad McFadden
Service Advisor

When did you start working here? I’ve been here since November 2015.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m married with 2 great kids.

What do you love most about your job? I like meeting new people and new customers everyone has an interesting story.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? The new 2016 Mustangs, GT package (and obviously manual transmission.)

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: There is still that small town feel, even though it’s the biggest city in-between Windsor and London.
When did you start working here? I’ve been here since November 2015.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m married with 2 great kids.

What do you love most about your job? I like meeting new people and new customers everyone has an interesting story.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? The new 2016 Must
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Brian  Williams
Brian Williams
Service Advisor

When did you start working here? I’ve been here since 2013.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I have a fiancé and 3 younger kids.

What do you love most about your job? I love the interaction with customers, satisfying them is my number one goal.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I like the Mustang, simply for the pure power.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: It’s close to major bodies of water, great for fishing. It’s cheap cost of living down here, less hustle and bustle.
When did you start working here? I’ve been here since 2013.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I have a fiancé and 3 younger kids.

What do you love most about your job? I love the interaction with customers, satisfying them is my number one goal.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I like the Mustang, sim
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Samantha Da Silva
Samantha Da Silva
Tower Operator

Paul  Tate
Paul Tate
Technician
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When did you start working here? I started at Victory Ford in 2005.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I am an avid rail fan. I belong to the Chatham Model Railroad Club. I enjoy golf. I am certified in every aspect of training Ford Motor Co. has to offer and certified in the Drive Clean program. I have just over 16 years experience with Ford.

What do you love most about your job? I have a great passion for the tough to fix vehicles. Even though they may keep me up at night.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? My favourite Ford vehicle is the 1956 Lincoln Mark convertible. I believe this was a defining moment in the Lincoln brand history.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: The Chatham Community and surrounding area is great because there is nothing like the people of this area. We have a passion for automobiles, art, culture, people and charity.
When did you start working here? I started at Victory Ford in 2005.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I am an avid rail fan. I belong to the Chatham Model Railroad Club. I enjoy golf. I am certified in every aspect of training Ford Motor Co. has to offer and certified in the Drive Clean program. I have just over 16 years experien
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Jason Walter
Jason Walter
Technician
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Senior Technician with over 15 years experience.

Mark  Watorek
Mark Watorek
Technician
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Mike  Verkaik
Mike Verkaik
Class A Technician
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When did you start working here? I’ve been here since 2012.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I love the outdoors, hunting, fishing motor spots, snowmobiling.

What do you love most about your job? There is something different to do everyday, always new challenges.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I like the 2016 GT 350, I’d love one in blue.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: Everybody knows everybody. Lots of great fishing in the area, lake St. Clair is great for it especially.
When did you start working here? I’ve been here since 2012.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I love the outdoors, hunting, fishing motor spots, snowmobiling.

What do you love most about your job? There is something different to do everyday, always new challenges.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I lik
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Chris  Collins
Chris Collins
Technician
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When did you start working here? I’ve been here since July 2013.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I like fishing during all seasons, I love riding my ATV I hangout with my family in my off time. I love to camp. I’m an outdoors guy for sure.

What do you love most about your job? I like fixing cars & trucks, I like it when its fixed right the first time.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I really enjoy the flex, it rides nice, and lots of room for the family.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: It’s quiet, theres not too much business and traffic congestion. You can usually make it across town in 10 minutes… unless they close a bridge (haha.)
When did you start working here? I’ve been here since July 2013.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I like fishing during all seasons, I love riding my ATV I hangout with my family in my off time. I love to camp. I’m an outdoors guy for sure.

What do you love most about your job? I like fixing cars & trucks, I like
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Nick  Tremblett
Nick Tremblett
Technician

When did you start working here? I’ve been here since March 23rd 2015.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’ve been married since 2000, I have 2 kids. Moving to Chatham has been great for our family, it’s a nice atmosphere here compared to Bradford, where I came from.

What do you love most about your job? I love the challenge of fixing something.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? The 65 mustang, a blueish green is great.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: The cost of living is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy cheaper down here, and it’s great for the kids.
When did you start working here? I’ve been here since March 23rd 2015.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’ve been married since 2000, I have 2 kids. Moving to Chatham has been great for our family, it’s a nice atmosphere here compared to Bradford, where I came from.

What do you love most about your job? I love
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Scott Schaller
Scott Schaller
Technician

Joey Morris
Joey Morris
Apprentice Technician
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Dylan Vanderhoeff
Dylan Vanderhoeff
Apprentice Technician

Caleb Dawdy
Caleb Dawdy
Apprentice Technician

Chris Graham
Chris Graham
Apprentice Technician

Mike  LaMarsh
Mike LaMarsh
Detailer
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Brent Leclerc
Brent Leclerc
Detailer
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Josh Pickering
Josh Pickering
Detailer
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Ozzie Phillip
Ozzie Phillip
Detailer

Robert Shoemaker
Robert Shoemaker
Car Wash Attendant
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Danny Foster
Danny Foster
Shuttle Driver
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Dirk Koopmans
Dirk Koopmans
Shuttle Driver
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When did you start working here? I’ve been at the Chatham Ford/Autobody dealership (through many owners) since February 1st 1955, and Victory Ford since 2010.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’ve been married for over 50 years and love my wife just as much to this day. I’ve got 2 boys and 1 girl.

What do you love most about your job? I love doing what I do, I love driving the shuttle. I love seeing older customers, and reminiscing with them. It’s a great cycle that keeps you going.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? Right now I drive a focus, great little car. I loved my Taurus’ through the years. The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: It’s always been a great place to live, it’s been a great place to raise your kids.
When did you start working here? I’ve been at the Chatham Ford/Autobody dealership (through many owners) since February 1st 1955, and Victory Ford since 2010.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’ve been married for over 50 years and love my wife just as much to this day. I’ve got 2 boys and 1 girl.

What do you lo
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David  Cooper
David Cooper
Shuttle Driver
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When did you start working here? I’ve been at Victory since August, 2011.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m a retired elementary teacher from Thamesville, I started in Hamilton. I’m happily married for almost 50 years, we own poodles together. I am an avid reader, I love autobiographies, historical non fiction and religious studies. I love Canadian, European and British History.

What do you love most about your job? Meeting all the people that I meet, I can rekindle relationships with people that I haven’t seen in years. I can strike up a conversation with anyone.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? A 1972 Torino Sport, I owned one back in the day it was a beautiful car. It was powder blue, with a really dark blue stripe.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: It’s a slower pace of life, I find people are more friendly here than in the and the cost of real-estate is attractive.
When did you start working here? I’ve been at Victory since August, 2011.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m a retired elementary teacher from Thamesville, I started in Hamilton. I’m happily married for almost 50 years, we own poodles together. I am an avid reader, I love autobiographies, historical non fiction and relig
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Peter Cobb
Peter Cobb
Shuttle Driver

Mark  Chappus
Mark Chappus
Service Manager

Tell us a little bit about you: I am a husband, father, motorcyclist, golf hack, softball coach and Detroit Sports fan!

What I love most about my job: I have been in the automotive industry for 15 years and the last 6 have been with Victory Ford and I am proud to be part of this amazing team. I am here for all your automotive service needs.
Tell us a little bit about you: I am a husband, father, motorcyclist, golf hack, softball coach and Detroit Sports fan!

What I love most about my job: I have been in the automotive industry for 15 years and the last 6 have been with Victory Ford and I am proud to be part of this amazing team. I am here for all your automotive service nee
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Steven  Kozak
Steven Kozak
Parts Consultant
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Rob Sluys
Rob Sluys
Parts Specialist

Jeremy Bourdeau
Jeremy Bourdeau
Parts Specialist

Jason Moninger
Jason Moninger
Parts Advisor

Rick Reaume
Rick Reaume
Parts Driver
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Eric Steel
Eric Steel
Parts Manager

MerriLee  Robertson
MerriLee Robertson
Accounts Administration

When did you start working here? I’ve been with Ford since I was 18, I’ve been at Victory since 2010, and was at the dealership for the previous owners.

What do you love most about your job? I love the people I work with, I love the fast paced environment, I love doing work all the time.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I love my 2012 Ford Fusion, I would for sure upgrade to a newer model they’re awesome.

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: I’ve been here almost my entire life, its just homey to me, it’s not a really small community but it’s not a bustling metropolis, that’s what I like.
When did you start working here? I’ve been with Ford since I was 18, I’ve been at Victory since 2010, and was at the dealership for the previous owners.

What do you love most about your job? I love the people I work with, I love the fast paced environment, I love doing work all the time.

Whats your favourite Ford and why
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Kristin Medina
Kristin Medina
BDC Representative

Sarah  Reeves
Sarah Reeves
Guest Experience Specialist

Amanda Heuston
Amanda Heuston
Receptionist

Madelaine Tremblett
Madelaine Tremblett
Part-Time Receptionist
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Harleigh LoPresti
Harleigh LoPresti
Part-Time Receptionist
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Lisa  Pickering
Lisa Pickering
Secretary/Treasurer

When did you start working here? I’ve been at Victory Ford since 1990.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m an avid sports fan of the Leafs and Jays, I also have an admiration for the Edmonton Oilers – spurred on from my interest in the Windsor Spitfires.

What do you love most about your job? I just like what I do – honestly. I enjoy my line of work.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I would love to have a Mustang convertible, but realistically I drive an Edge and I love that too!

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: The size of Chatham, it’s not too too big, but not so small that you need to travel a distance to get what you need. I like how its not too far from Windsor and London.
When did you start working here? I’ve been at Victory Ford since 1990.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m an avid sports fan of the Leafs and Jays, I also have an admiration for the Edmonton Oilers – spurred on from my interest in the Windsor Spitfires.

What do you love most about your job? I just like what I
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Lisa  Pickering
Lisa Pickering
Secretary/Treasurer

When did you start working here? I’ve been at Victory Ford since 1990.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m an avid sports fan of the Leafs and Jays, I also have an admiration for the Edmonton Oilers – spurred on from my interest in the Windsor Spitfires.

What do you love most about your job? I just like what I do – honestly. I enjoy my line of work.

Whats your favourite Ford and why? I would love to have a Mustang convertible, but realistically I drive an Edge and I love that too!

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because: The size of Chatham, it’s not too too big, but not so small that you need to travel a distance to get what you need. I like how its not too far from Windsor and London.
When did you start working here? I’ve been at Victory Ford since 1990.

Can you tell us a little bit about you? I’m an avid sports fan of the Leafs and Jays, I also have an admiration for the Edmonton Oilers – spurred on from my interest in the Windsor Spitfires.

What do you love most about your job? I just like what I
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Tanya Van Dongen
Tanya Van Dongen
Lincoln Sales Manager

Brandon Leonard
Brandon Leonard
Used Car Sales Manager

Jeff Ameel
Jeff Ameel
General Sales Manager

When did you start working here?
I’ve been at Victory since 2008.
Tell us a little bit about you:
I was born and raised in Ridgetown, and I currently live in Chatham, have a daughter, a son, and wonderful fiancé. I enjoy watching hockey and spending my free time with my family and friends. I am a 6 time Ford of Canada summit-award winning salesman and manager.
Why I work here:
Vince is a great owner and I have awesome, supportive co-workers.
What I Love Most About My Job:
I love meeting new people and helping them get into the perfect vehicle which suits their needs.
What’s your favourite Ford and why:
F-150. I love the quiet and smooth ride, and the amount of space and comfort.
Something that people should know about Ford:
Henry Ford invented the assembly line and took the car world by storm with the Model T – which is still the best selling automobile of all-time.
The Community of Chatham-Kent is great because:
Great schools and activities for kids, the entire community is very friendly no matter where you go.
When did you start working here?
I’ve been at Victory since 2008.
Tell us a little bit about you:
I was born and raised in Ridgetown, and I currently live in Chatham, have a daughter, a son, and wonderful fiancé. I enjoy watching hockey and spending my free time with my family and friends. I am a 6 time Ford of Cana
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Eric Steel
Eric Steel
Parts Manager

Mark  Chappus
Mark Chappus
Service Manager

Tell us a little bit about you: I am a husband, father, motorcyclist, golf hack, softball coach and Detroit Sports fan!

What I love most about my job: I have been in the automotive industry for 15 years and the last 6 have been with Victory Ford and I am proud to be part of this amazing team. I am here for all your automotive service needs.
Tell us a little bit about you: I am a husband, father, motorcyclist, golf hack, softball coach and Detroit Sports fan!

What I love most about my job: I have been in the automotive industry for 15 years and the last 6 have been with Victory Ford and I am proud to be part of this amazing team. I am here for all your automotive service nee
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Sa
Sa'id Hammoud
General Manager

When did you start working here?
I’ve been at Victory Ford since March 2011.
Can you tell us a little bit about you?

I’m married and have 2 beautiful daughters, I’m a Windsor native – born and raised. I go to the gym, I love playing soccer and I bike ride.
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting different people – by far. Dealing with all walks of life, and making peoples dream of a new vehicle a reality.
Whats your favourite Ford and why?
At the moment the new lineup of 150s are great. It’s an all in one package, I can fit my whole family in it with comfort, it’s a smooth ride. And it allows me to haul and move stuff when needed, as we go camping a couple of times a year.
The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:
Most of my coworkers are from Chatham, and they’re great people – that’s gotta say something about the city. The surrounding area is also filled with lots of beautiful nature.
When did you start working here?
I’ve been at Victory Ford since March 2011.
Can you tell us a little bit about you?

I’m married and have 2 beautiful daughters, I’m a Windsor native – born and raised. I go to the gym, I love playing soccer and I bike ride.
What do you love most about your job?
I
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Molly
Molly
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Brandon Leonard, Dad

Mya
Mya
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Brian Williams, Dad

Sawyer
Sawyer
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Sarah Reeves, Mom

Sir Pablo
Sir Pablo
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Dave Cooper, Dad

Bubba
Bubba
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Danny Foster, Dad

Elsa
Elsa
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Danny Foster, Dad

Thumper
Thumper
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Danny Foster, Dad

Oliver
Oliver
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Steven Kozak, Dad

Bambi
Bambi
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Danny Foster, Dad

Jack
Jack
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Mark Watorek, Dad

Salem
Salem
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Danny Foster, Dad

Thor
Thor
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Amanda Heuston, Mom

Archie
Archie
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Armando Lucarelli, Dad