Meet our Team

Russ Forbes
Russ Forbes
Dealer Principal

How long have you been in the business: Since birth.

Favourite part of our job: Seeing the excitement on the faces of our clients when they pick up their new vehicle.

When not at the office: Enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, snowmobiling, curling, golfing, skiing and riding the best motorcycles in the world… Harley-Davidsons.

Favourite Music: A big dose of Country with just a dash of classic rock.
How long have you been in the business: Since birth.

Favourite part of our job: Seeing the excitement on the faces of our clients when they pick up their new vehicle.

When not at the office: Enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, snowmobiling, curling, golfing, skiing and riding the best motorcycles in the world
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Jason Stainton
Jason Stainton
General Manager

Jason is our General Manager here at Forbes Waterloo Toyota. He was born into the auto business with a family GM dealership in Oshawa Ontario, but his interests took him in a few different directions with a Biology & Chemistry degree at Laurier, to working in sales & marketing within the printing industry and then the dot com industry and then back to Automobiles after using his degree for a short stint in the culinary arts.

What does that all mean? Well… he’s creative, digitally inclined, he lives and breathes “auto” and his family and friends have high expectations when he’s in the kitchen. Jason has a family of 3 living in Waterloo, with his wife Michelle, his son Finlay, and of course Winchester the dog. Jason spends the majority of his winter weekends on the ski hill, and when time permits tries his best at Golfing, Fishing and Curling.

Jason has been with the Forbes Automotive Family since their purchase of Forbes Waterloo Mazda in 2007 where he was the GM for almost 10 years, until coming over to the Toyota team in 2016.

“We’ve got a great team of people within the Forbes Automotive Family and I’m very proud to do what I do every single day.”
Jason is our General Manager here at Forbes Waterloo Toyota. He was born into the auto business with a family GM dealership in Oshawa Ontario, but his interests took him in a few different directions with a Biology & Chemistry degree at Laurier, to working in sales & marketing within the printing industry and then the dot com industry and then back...Read MoreRead Less

Mike Gibson
Mike Gibson
Sales Manager

"Mike Magic" Gibson is one of our Sales Managers @ Forbes and has been with the Forbes Automotive Family since 2010.

Mike has worked in the Motorcycle and Car industries since 1997. He has a love of anything Motorized, and spent his younger years racing Motocross at the professional level. Oh, and he has photos, stories, and scars to prove it.

Mike loves what he does, and always has a smile and an energy about him that makes him a joy to work with and do business with. When he's not at work (which is rare) he spends his time with his family, and tries to get out on the golf course or driving range as much as possible.
"Mike Magic" Gibson is one of our Sales Managers @ Forbes and has been with the Forbes Automotive Family since 2010.

Mike has worked in the Motorcycle and Car industries since 1997. He has a love of anything Motorized, and spent his younger years racing Motocross at the professional level. Oh, and he has photos, stories, and scars to p
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Darryl Murphy
Darryl Murphy
Sales and Leasing Manager

Darryl has been with Forbes Waterloo Toyota since 2017 and has been in the industry since 2013. While his interest in cars has increased with every new vehicle release, he has always enjoyed the opportunity to take care of people – something this industry has lots of. Darryl enjoys spending time outdoors and at the cottage with his wife and two young children and his dog ChewBarka.Darryl has been with Forbes Waterloo Toyota since 2017 and has been in the industry since 2013. While his interest in cars has increased with every new vehicle release, he has always enjoyed the opportunity to take care of people – something this industry has lots of. Darryl enjoys spending time outdoors and at the cottage with his wife and two y...Read MoreRead Less

Jason McNiece
Jason McNiece
Parts Manager

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Jason McNiece is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Linda Lotz
Linda Lotz
Controller - Office Manager

Linda has been a member of the Forbes Waterloo Toyota family for over 25 years! When she's not at work, you can find her gardening and spending time with her friends and family! Linda's favourite Toyota is the C-HR, which she so happens to currently drive! Linda is an integral part of our team!

Alfonso Capriglione
Alfonso Capriglione
Sales Manager

Fluent in English and Italian.

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Alfonso Capriglione is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Greg Brown
Greg Brown
Fixed Operations Manager

Greg comes to us with 36 years of experience in the industry, 16 of those spent as a Toyota Service Manager! When he's not at the dealership you'll find him with friends & family, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and always listening to some good tunes!

Kristian Halstead
Kristian Halstead
Financial Services Manager

Kristian has been in the sales industry for 25+years, a little over 17 here with my second family “Forbes Waterloo Toyota” as a Financial Services Manager. Kristian originally is from Guelph and moved to Kitchener over 25 years ago with her mom and 2 sisters. She has 2 amazing sons Ethan and Kaleb as well 2 fur babies Levi and Fenway.

Growing up she never thought a career in sales especially one in the Auto Industry was in the picture. After the first week in the industry she found her calling. Assisting our guests with one of the largest decisions in life is what she loves. She always thought a career in the sporting industry was her destiny. Working within the Forbes Automotive Group has allowed her to do it all. Playing semi competitive ball, volleyball and coaching both her boys’ fastball teams. She loves her sports and now loves watching both Ethan and Kaleb play for their sports teams. When Kristian isn’t working, on the ball field, volleyball court or visiting with friends and family you could find her enjoying camping and traveling to enjoy the sunshine in the winter months with her main man Chris.
Kristian has been in the sales industry for 25+years, a little over 17 here with my second family “Forbes Waterloo Toyota” as a Financial Services Manager. Kristian originally is from Guelph and moved to Kitchener over 25 years ago with her mom and 2 sisters. She has 2 amazing sons Ethan and Kaleb as well 2 fur babies Levi and Fenway.
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Matt  Campeau
Matt Campeau
Financial Services Manager

When I began my career in the automotive industry I knew that Toyota was where I wanted to hang my hat. A decade later I have no regrets. For the past ten years it has been my absolute pleasure to assist clients from all walks of life with their vehicle purchase.

It has always been a priority for me to provide courteous customer service and help to put my clients at ease so that they can enjoy their car buying experience.

I am proud to be a part of a community of qualified professionals here at Forbes Toyota; and to share in their commitment to a positive, friendly environment for all of our guests.
When I began my career in the automotive industry I knew that Toyota was where I wanted to hang my hat. A decade later I have no regrets. For the past ten years it has been my absolute pleasure to assist clients from all walks of life with their vehicle purchase.

It has always been a priority for me to provide courteous customer s
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Nikolas Morin
Nikolas Morin
Financial Services Manager

Hi, my name is Nik Morin and I'm a Financial Services Manager at Forbes Waterloo Toyota. I have been in the Finance industry for over 6 years with TD Bank so I provide an extensive knowledge of financing options for consumers. When I'm not working I love fishing and camping with my family, as well as supporting "Canada's Team" the Toronto Maple Leafs.Hi, my name is Nik Morin and I'm a Financial Services Manager at Forbes Waterloo Toyota. I have been in the Finance industry for over 6 years with TD Bank so I provide an extensive knowledge of financing options for consumers. When I'm not working I love fishing and camping with my family, as well as supporting "Canada's Team" the Toronto Maple Lea...Read MoreRead Less

Bill Clemmer
Bill Clemmer
Product Advisor

Bill Clemmer has worked with the Forbes Toyota Family for just over 15 years and always trusted and enjoyed the Toyota name.

In his pastime, you can find him either on the golf course or on the docks fishing with nothing but contentment on his face. He has been married to his lovely wife Margery a.k.a Lucy for 20 years. His family and dog pepper mean the world to Bill. His 9 grandchildren are his passion. Watching them grow and laugh softens his heart in ways he can’t describe. To put it simply Bill lives for them.

Now, Bill may have a bit of a “rough exterior” in some opinions, however, he wants you to know that he will do what is best for his clients, 100% of the time. If he wouldn’t sell a vehicle to his family then he wouldn’t sell it to anyone.

We think Bill is a bit of a teddy bear, but don’t tell him we said that.
Bill Clemmer has worked with the Forbes Toyota Family for just over 15 years and always trusted and enjoyed the Toyota name.

In his pastime, you can find him either on the golf course or on the docks fishing with nothing but contentment on his face. He has been married to his lovely wife Margery a.k.a Lucy for 20 years. His family a
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Paul Hornung
Paul Hornung
Product Advisor

Paul has been in the automotive business since 1980 and with Toyota since 1990. Paul enjoys helping his customers and is an avid boater. He is a familiar face to the many customers he has been helping buy their first, second, and third Toyota in the Waterloo Region over the years.

Pedro  Gadea Martinez
Pedro Gadea Martinez
Product Advisor

Pedro has been in the automotive industry for 6 years, Pedro is a people person and is always ready to help! In fact, he can help you in not only English but can fluently help you in Spanish too! Pedro attended both Conestoga College and York University. When Pedro isn't selling cars you can find him traveling the world and spending time with his friends and family!

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Pedro Gadea Martinez is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.
Pedro has been in the automotive industry for 6 years, Pedro is a people person and is always ready to help! In fact, he can help you in not only English but can fluently help you in Spanish too! Pedro attended both Conestoga College and York University. When Pedro isn't selling cars you can find him traveling the world and spending time with h...Read MoreRead Less

Dave Morehouse
Dave Morehouse
Product Advisor

Dave is a product advisor here at Forbes Waterloo Toyota. Dave has been in the car business for 31 years, 14 of them with us at Forbes Toyota. Dave is very devoted to his career in automotive sales because he loves helping his clients and making a difference in their lives. “It’s not a chore for me to arrive at the dealership early and stay late.”

Dave is committed to offering his clients the highest level of integrity and honesty. Check out some of Dave’s Google reviews for the dealership!

In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family and grandchildren. He loves to play golf and enjoys watching sports. Dave is also involved with his local church. Dave is originally from New Brunswick and he still has the “down east” way of treating people with honesty and respect.

For your next vehicle purchase ask for Dave. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you to find the perfect vehicle for you!
Dave is a product advisor here at Forbes Waterloo Toyota. Dave has been in the car business for 31 years, 14 of them with us at Forbes Toyota. Dave is very devoted to his career in automotive sales because he loves helping his clients and making a difference in their lives. “It’s not a chore for me to arrive at the dealership early and stay lat...Read MoreRead Less

Calvin Strong
Calvin Strong
Product Advisor

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Calvin Strong is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

John Leonard
John Leonard
Product Advisor

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, John is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Tom Sarrazin
Tom Sarrazin
Product Advisor

Tom has been with Toyota and the automotive business for almost 2 years and recently moved to Waterloo from the GTA. When he is not selling vehicles he enjoys gardening, and spending time with family and friends. His favourite vehicle in the Toyota Line-up is the RAV4!

Mihajlo Gnjatic
Mihajlo Gnjatic
Product Advisor

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Mihajlo is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Kyle  Beattie
Kyle Beattie
Product Advisor

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Kyle is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Martha Scott
Martha Scott
Sales Administrator

Martha has been a part of the Forbes Toyota team for over 22 years! Martha always has a smile on her face and is always ready to help. When she's not at work, she loves to spend time with her nieces and nephews, enjoys time spent at the beach, and baking all the yummy goods. Her favourite Toyota is the Corolla Hybrid! One thing you must know about Martha is that she loves Bath and Body Works and you can always count on her office looking and smelling the best! Martha has been a part of the Forbes Toyota team for over 22 years! Martha always has a smile on her face and is always ready to help. When she's not at work, she loves to spend time with her nieces and nephews, enjoys time spent at the beach, and baking all the yummy goods. Her favourite Toyota is the Corolla Hybrid! One thing you must know ab...Read MoreRead Less

Norm Demers
Norm Demers
Lot Attendant

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Norm is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Spencer  Sullivan
Spencer Sullivan
Product advisor

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Spencer is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Dave Davison
Dave Davison
Asst Service Manager

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Dave Davison is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Jesse Craig
Jesse Craig
Service Advisor

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Jesse Craig is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Nathaniel Rose
Nathaniel Rose
Junior Service Advisor

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Nathaniel is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Heather Hoch
Heather Hoch
Service Administration

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Heather Hoch is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

 Rebecca  Yosurack
Rebecca Yosurack
Service Administration

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Becky is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture

Ryan  Firman
Ryan Firman
Booking Coordinator

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Heraj  Sukjian
Heraj Sukjian
Lube Tech/Apprentice

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Noah Degroot
Noah Degroot
Lube Tech/Apprentice

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Chuck Roberts
Chuck Roberts
Technician

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Chuck Roberts is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Chris Fields
Chris Fields
Technician

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Chris Fields is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Eric Kirk
Eric Kirk
Technician

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Eric Kirk is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Michael Jones
Michael Jones
Technician

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Valerie Synder
Valerie Synder
Tire and lube technician

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Zohrab Najjar
Zohrab Najjar
Detailer

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Zohrab Najjar is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Kyle Somerton
Kyle Somerton
Detailer

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Kyle is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Bill Schiebel
Bill Schiebel
Parts Driver

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Bill Schiebel is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Ian McGuire
Ian McGuire
Parts advisor

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Ohanes  Sukjian
Ohanes Sukjian
Parts Clerk

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Tamara Hill
Tamara Hill
Reception

As a member of Forbes Waterloo Toyota, Tamara is an integral part of what makes the company work, both for our clients and for their contributions to our unique and inviting culture.

Talin  Kechichian
Talin Kechichian
Payroll/Office Administrator

Talin comes to us with a love for the automotive industry, that developed through her father's love for it. She has been in the industry since 2015! Talin has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Talin is bilingual and speaks both English and Armenian, her favourite Toyota is the RAV4. You can always find Talin with a smile on her face! Talin comes to us with a love for the automotive industry, that developed through her father's love for it. She has been in the industry since 2015! Talin has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Talin is bilingual and speaks both English and Armenian, her favourite Toyota is the RAV4. You can always find Talin ...Read MoreRead Less

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