Meet our Staff
MVPs of the Month
Employee of the Month
Spencer, we are thrilled to announce you are Norris Ford’s Employee of the Month. Your ability to navigate complex challenges while focusing on excellence has earned you this well-deserved title. you inspire us with your continued passion and drive. Thank you for being 𝓓𝓻𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓷 𝓽𝓸 𝓐𝓶𝓪𝔃𝓮!
Technician of the Month
Ian is our Technician of the Month! Our Technician of the Month rewards individuals for outstanding performance in efficiency. Ian, Your hard work and dedication is an example to everyone on our team! We‘re so happy that your dedication has paid off in a big way. Thank you for being 𝓓𝓻𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓷 𝓽𝓸 𝓐𝓶𝓪𝔃𝓮!
After spending 10 years with the Ford Motor Company of Canada and 5 years managing Ford Dealerships in Edmonton my wife and I moved our family to Wainwright in 1998 to start Norris Ford Sales. Over the past 20 years Wainwright has a great place to raise our 4 children and gave us an opportunity to serve on boards and give back to our community. Teena worked with Wainwright Brownies for 6 years and together we served on the BSS Parent Council and BSP Fund Raising Committee. I have also had the pleasure to serve on the Wainwright Minor Hockey Board, the BSP Liturgical Council and Finance Committee and the K of C Council, where I was Grand Knight for 3 years. I was a Board member / Director of the Buffalo Park Foundation, served on the Twin Arena fund raising board, the Wainwright Provincial Curling Board and as Vice President of the Wainwright Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chair of the Annual Trade show for 3 years. Most recently, I served on the Wainwright Economic Development board and the Hospital Sub Committee. Wainwright has been very welcoming and kind to our family and it has been our pleasure to give back any way we can.
After spending 13 years as Sales Manager at Jubilee Ford in Saskatoon, I moved to Wainwright to be part of the Norris Ford family in 2002. Wainwright has provided my wife, Yvonne, and myself a great place to live and to grow in both our personal lives and business interests. In 2007 we purchased the Wainwright Bowling Centre and added Dog 'N Suds Sports Lounge in 2008. This was always a dream of mine, to own a bowling centre, as I was fortunate to have been 3 times a Canadian National Champion in 5 pin bowling, along with winning the 1987 CBC Championship Series, and other bowling achievements. Wainwright, from the first day I arrived, treated me and my family like we had been here all our lives. A true quality of our community! Stop in any time, my office door is always open.
Connie joined the Norris Ford Family in 2007, and has served in several different roles since then. She has found a perfect fit in her current role as Service Manager, which she has held since 2016. Outside of work, time with family is Connie’s first love - but summer camping is a close second!
Fixed Operations Manager
After being born and raised in Wainwright, I spent some years away seeking the bright city lights, but there is something about this town that just always brings me home. My family and I came back in 2016, and I'm so happy to have found a place in the Norris Ford family again. When I'm not at work, I stay busy trying to keep up with our 5 kids, and enjoying time with friends & family.
Becky has 20 years of Ford experience. She started her parts career in 1996 and obtained her Journeyman certification 3 years later. With a leave to have and raise her family, she returned to Norris in 2009. Anyone who knows Becky knows that she is extremely friendly, helpful and above all knowledgeable. She’s been an asset from day one as part of our award winning team and we know that her leadership in our Parts Department will benefit our customers for years to come!
Collision Centre Manager
Todd is one of our pioneer staff members, who claims he "came with the building". Born in Wainwright, he started in the Autobody industry in 1991, a year after graduating high school. He has been with Ford since 1994, taking a small break to pursue his love for art in Okanagan College in 1996. He has been on the team ever since, and has been managing the Bodyshop since 2007. When not fixing fender benders, you can find him with his wife and two children cruising the outdoors on quads or off camping and fishing trying to catch the "big one".
Marketing and Communications Manager
I was raised in rural Alberta and moved to Wainwright in 2006. Although my lifetime goal was always to be a Ninja Turtle I decided that the Environmental Science Program at Lakeland College was another great option. Shortly after completing my program, I took another turn in my career path and joined the Norris Ford Family in 2011! I know that my career choices have been unorthodox at times but ultimately I landed myself a great position, with an amazing company, and I've made some lifetime friendships along the way.
Coby was born and raised in Wainwright and has lived here for the majority of his life. He loves playing sports like hockey, and shredding the powder on the mountains. Coby also loves helping others on a daily basis. After the birth of his third child, he retired from the Wainwright Fire Department in September of 2017 after 5 years of service. He now keeps busy with coaching his kids activities and getting involved whenever he can! He's been a part of our Sales team since 2010 and was part of a National Ford Employee Pricing Commercial in 2015! He’s always smiling, and welcomes anyone and everyone to come by and say hello, even if you’re not in the market for a new vehicle!
John began his career with Ford in 1970, at his family's dealership in Hughenden. He worked there for 20 years then moved to Warriner Ford in 1990. John remained part of the decor when it became Norris Ford and has been here ever since! John loves to ski and play hockey. He also loves to travel, especially to places where there is a golf course! John enjoys spending quality time with his grand children!
I ran through a slew of jobs before hitting my first 'real' job with a stint at Star News here in Wainwright. I was proud to write and photograph the local sports scene, and to write both an opinion column (that got me in trouble about as often as it earned me praise) and a gaming column, one that I've continued since leaving the paper. After 10 years with the local newspaper, I made the jump to sales with a job at Wainalta Motors. I picked up a lot about the sales process in just over a year there, and want to continue to learn after making the jump in 2014 to bigger opportunities here at Norris Ford. In my personal life, I've been a gamer since my parents picked me up an Atari 2600 at a second hand store when I was a kid, though it's been harder to find time for it now with three kids in the house, and my predominantly game-related YouTube channel is just shy of three million views. The 10 years at the paper also turned me into a bit of a photography buff and I still find myself answering odd photography-related questions at the most random times. Whether or not you're in the market for a vehicle right now, feel free to swing by and chat.
I grew up in Bonnyville and originally my family is from Nova Scotia. Right after high school graduation I got my first job on a commercial construction site at CFB Wainwright. I spent roughly 10 years in the oilfield industry, before I decided I wanted to pursue a new career. I’ve always loved meeting new people and getting to know them - so something in sales seemed fitting. In my free time I love to play hockey, golf and video games. I am very happy to be a part of the Norris Ford Sales team, and look forward to serving you in your automotive needs.
Curtis was born and raised in Wainwright, was educated at Blessed Sacrament School, and grew up playing many sports and being a part of many clubs including the Greenshields 4H Multi Club. After graduating High School, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management from Mount Royal University in a collaboration program through Red Deer College. He gained valuable Automotive Sales experience at a Ford Dealership in Red Deer where he met his now Fiancé, who is from Vermilion. They both moved back home in 2019 where Curtis began work in the Service Department here at Norris Ford. In 2021 Curtis transitioned to the Sales team is looking forward to many exciting opportunities and years ahead! Curtis would love to assist you with you new or used vehicle buying needs- please give him a call, send him an email, or drop by anytime!
Financial Services Advisor
Having been raised in rural Alberta and then spending many years on the West Coast, I am happy to have joined the Wainwright community and the great group of people at Norris Ford. I enjoy living in the country (surrounded by buffalo), travelling, golf, curling, baseball and tennis. As a customer service professional and an automotive enthusiast, I look forward to assisting you in any way that I can!
Keaton recently joined our team as a Service Advisor. Keaton graduated from Hughenden Public School a few years ago and since then has moved to Wainwright and started working. He takes great pride in helping others and making people laugh and smile. His hobbies include basketball, golf, hockey, camping and video games.
Nathan Clemmer recently joined our team as a Service Advisor. He was born and raised in Wainwright, Alberta. Nathan and his fiancé have a 5-year old son and a Boston Terrier.
Nathan’s work history is mostly oilfield, but he is excited to be a part of a family-orientated business that can better accommodate his work-life balance. Welcome Nathan!
Shane has been with the Norris Ford service family since 2000. Shane has over three decades of experience in the automotive business. As our shop foreman, we count on Shane’s experience and constant thirst to “get to the root of any problem” daily. As soon as the snow melts, you can count on Shane to roll up to the shop in his Harley Davidson, the only thing he loves more than his Ford!
Ryan Baliza, who is originally from the Philippines, is a Journey Service Mechanic who was working at a Ford dealership in Saudi Arabia since 2010. While working in Saudi Arabia, he completed the Ford training program and obtained his certifications in: Gas Engine Repair and Performance, Steering and Suspension, Electrical Systems, Climate Control, Manual and Automatic Transmission & Brakes. We are so excited that Ryan made the trip to Canada to join our Norris Ford family!!
3rd Year Apprentice
Kaelin joined our team as a RAP student in 2020. Once he graduated from his final year of High School, we were delighted to bring him on full-time as an automotive apprentice. He plans to forge a career as a Journeyman Technician, and we look forward to cheering him on as he works his way through the apprenticeship program. Kaelin is motivated, friendly, capable, and eager to learn- all qualities that will help ensure his success along the way!
1st Year Apprentice
Rey joined our team at the beginning of 2022 as a Shuttle Driver, and after a few months in that position, gamely accepted our offer to join our Service team. He embodies our workplace culture with his desire to help, friendly nature, and willingness to go above & beyond wherever he can. We hope to enjoy Rey's company in our dealership for many years to come!
Wayne joined our Detail Centre in 2018, and quickly proved himself a valuable asset to the Norris Ford family. Often recognized for proactively going above & beyond the call of duty, he's a great team player, always willing to lend a hand to a colleague. Thanks, Wayne, for your initiative, efficiency, and dedication!
JJ is one of our Detail Specialist. He is a hard worker with a great eye for detail, so we can assure you that you are going to love his quality car detailing here at Norris Ford! Book an appointment today and see for yourself how JJ can make you vehicle feel brand new again!
Join us in welcoming our Student Employee - Jérémie Kennedy! Jérémie will be helping out in our Detail Centre. He is excited about the opportunity and the possibility of developing his knowledge, skills and abilities in the Automotive Industry.
When not in school or at work, Jérémie enjoys Exercising, skateboarding and video games. He also can be found on occasion volunteering at the Military Family Resource Centre.
Henry joined the Norris Ford family in 2018 as our Shuttle Driver, and it's hard to imagine how our service department managed without him! Henry is appreciated by our customers his coworkers for his friendly smile, prompt service, and dependability. We're so glad to have you on the team, Henry!
Journeyman Parts Technician
Jacey was born in Medicine Hat, but was raised in Wainwright for most of her life. She joined our Norris Ford Family in November of 2015. In November of 2019 she finished her schooling and became a journeyman parts technician with red seal certification. In her free time she enjoys hunting, 4x4ing and raising her 2 daughters and spending time with family.
Journeyman Parts Technician
Journeyman Parts Technician
I was born in Edmonton, but was raised in Edgerton for most of my life. My fiancé and I recently bought a home around the Edgerton area! I graduated Edgerton Public School and shortly after I began my journey as a parts technician and realized I wanted to further my career in the parts industry. I started my apprenticeship at Lakeland college in 2017 and finished my apprenticeship program in 2019, I am now a journeyman parts technician and couldn’t be happier! My fiancé and I enjoy any activity that ends us up in the mountains regardless the season, we always enjoy adventure whenever we get the chance to. I am looking forward to furthering my career at Norris Ford!
Jen is a Ford Diesel certified Journeyman Technician and after 16 years in our Service Department, she recently made the move to join our Parts Team. As an Automotive Journeyman, Jen has a strong overall understanding of Parts and can challenge the 1st & 2nd year Parts Apprentice exams. From there we will be cheering her on as she works her way through the 3rd, and final, year of schooling to become a Parts Journeyman.
Assistant Manager, Journeyman Autobody Technician
Spencer was born in Daysland, but raised in Hughenden. He came to Norris Ford in July of 2012, and has worked his way through school to become a Journeyman Autobody Technician. Spencer loves the Shelby Mustang, and dreams of owning his own restoration shop!
Journeyman Autobody Technician
Welcome Noli! We are so happy to have you!
Noli is a Journeyman Autobody mechanic who is orginally from the Philippines. He was working at a Collision facility in Quebec when we approached him about moving out west. We were so excited when he accepted at the opportunity to join the Norris Ford family. He is experienced in start-to-finish repairs and will be a great asset to our team in the Collision Centre.
1st Year Apprentice
After working for us for a few years and then moving away, Ian re-joined our team in 2019! Ian has a personality and work ethic that is so admirable, we sought to find him and bring him back all the way from Drayton Valley. With an opportunity to apprentice in the Collision Centre, Ian looks to build upon his previous autobody experience. Ian is a proud father of two, a member of Wainwright L.O.T.N Church, and his hobbies include playing the drums and guitar. Ian, our company is truly happy to have you on our team and we can only hope to enjoy many more years together!
Abby was born and raised on a farm just outside of Hughenden and made the move to Wainwright in 2016. She started as the Receptionist at Norris Ford in 2016 and moved upstairs as the Accounting Clerk in 2018. When she is not working she enjoys crafting and always has a neat project on the go. Most of all she loves spending time with her husband Jamie and son Rylan, their family and friends and of course their fur babies Reggie and Figaro.
When Angela is not crunching numbers and answering the phone at the office, she can be found chasing after her son Evan and daughter Emily with her husband Chris. When she does get a spare moment, she thoroughly enjoys cooking and baking treats. Angela and Chris made the journey to Wainwright from Bathurst, New Brunswick in the summer of 2013. They have both thoroughly enjoyed settling in to the local community.
Erika has joined our team as an Accounting Clerk to help cover a maternity leave.
Erika’s previous experience as a Retail Manager will be beneficial to her role here with us, and her easy-going, friendly nature makes her an absolute pleasure to work with.
She tells us “I am excited to start a new chapter in a brand new line of work. The atmosphere here is great and I feel proud knowing I hold a position here at Norris Ford.”
Erika’s hobbies include spending time with her significant other, family, and friends. She enjoys interior design, going out to the lake, and walks with her puppy, Dakota, as well. Erika also has 2 cats, Henry and Tupac.
She is a proud member of the Wainwright Motor Club and spent 15 years with the Wainwright Figure Skating Club.
Welcome Erika! We are so happy to have you!