Meet our Team

DEREK  SPRING
DEREK SPRING
Dealer Principal

My wife (Judy) and I have been in the automotive business for 32 years and have had many memorable experiences, but one that will never go away was building the new facility in 1996 and watching the business grow. We love Cranbrook and the Kootenays and are very fortunate to have the opportunity to do business in such a great area. As business owners we pride ourselves in being a strong corporate citizen that operates with integrity and transparency, "many businesses today use overly aggressive and often unethical ways to make a sale, we totally disagree with this approach". Our approach is to build relationships with our customers, so as to create an environment of trust and confidence. I love all sports and the recreation that the Kootenays has to offer, We have raised two successful children in this environment, our daughter Jenna is a doctor in Toronto and our son Tyler is a Product Development Manager with Shaw communications in Calgary. I am very excited abut the future of General Motors, as the current product is outstanding and with our recent facility upgrade we are well positioned going forward. I love the automobile business and our company is very fortunate to do business in a great environment and look forward to many more years of doing business in the Kootenays.My wife (Judy) and I have been in the automotive business for 32 years and have had many memorable experiences, but one that will never go away was building the new facility in 1996 and watching the business grow. We love Cranbrook and the Kootenays and are very fortunate to have the opportunity to do business in such a great area. As business owne...Read MoreRead Less

ERIKA HILLS
ERIKA HILLS
Receptionist

My name is Erika, I am originally from Creston, BC and just moved to Cranbrook to work here at Northstar GM. I have completed a Certificate in Business Management, enjoy a lot being outdoors, I love the Summer and absolutely live for paddle boarding. I enjoy being part of such a great team and working with the general public. I will be more than happy to welcome you every time you visit us!My name is Erika, I am originally from Creston, BC and just moved to Cranbrook to work here at Northstar GM. I have completed a Certificate in Business Management, enjoy a lot being outdoors, I love the Summer and absolutely live for paddle boarding. I enjoy being part of such a great team and working with the general public. I will be more than ha...Read MoreRead Less

PAT  SPRING
PAT SPRING
Sales Manager

Hi My name is Pat Spring. I have worked here at Northstar GM In Cranbrook for the past 6 years. My wife Melanie and I have two children Camryn and Carter. The car business has been a part of my life from the day I was born . Being able to work with family that has its community in mind at all times is important to me and is why I enjoy the business so much. With our newly renovated facility and our great line up of vehicles I feel we are positioned to serve our customers to the fullest. Along with all of our staff here at Northstar I am here to help make your experience enjoyable and as seamless as possible. Our slogan at Northstar has always been "A Tradition of Trust". We will continue to stand behind this 100% Guaranteed.Hi My name is Pat Spring. I have worked here at Northstar GM In Cranbrook for the past 6 years. My wife Melanie and I have two children Camryn and Carter. The car business has been a part of my life from the day I was born . Being able to work with family that has its community in mind at all times is important to me and is why I enjoy the business...Read MoreRead Less

LUIS  RODRIGUEZ
LUIS RODRIGUEZ
Director of Marketing, Social Media and Technology

I am originally from Mexico and moved to Cranbrook in 2012. My education background goes from a degree from Mexico to a Diploma from College of The Rockies. I have had the opportunity to work for different industries, managed a construction company back home, worked for Walt Disney World, held Food & Beverage positions in both USA and Canada, private auto sales, technology, E-commerce and more. I joined Northstar GM on April of 2014 and simply love the great atmosphere around the dealership. There are too many reasons for what I think you should visit Northstar but I will list only a few of them: we have the largest selection of new and pre-owned vehicles in the region; we have a very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced staff in every department; we are upfront and offer the most transparent and honest process on what we know is one of the major investments in your life, your vehicle(s); we stand behind what we sell and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee; we have the most updated and user friendly website within the region; we offer everything for your automotive needs: service, OEM parts, accessories, bodyshop repairs and auto detailing; we have the most updated facility featuring the only drive-thru service reception area in Cranbrook. In addition, we can proudly say that we are the most reputable dealership in the Kootenays, how do I know that? Our Best of Business Awards, our new & long term customers, our community support and doing business since 1965 say we have been doing something right. I invite you to visit us online today and share your feedback with us, we want it!I am originally from Mexico and moved to Cranbrook in 2012. My education background goes from a degree from Mexico to a Diploma from College of The Rockies. I have had the opportunity to work for different industries, managed a construction company back home, worked for Walt Disney World, held Food & Beverage positions in both USA and Canada, priva...Read MoreRead Less

JIM  HRYCUIK
JIM HRYCUIK
Product Consultant

Hi, I am Jim Hrycuik. I am new to the Cranbrook area but not to the car industry. I have been with Northstar for three great years, however, I have worked with General Motors for 30 years. Along with my wife Peggy and dog will we enjoy boating, golfing and life in the Kootenays. My first and only choice to work in Cranbrook was to sell GM products at Northstar. At Northstar we have an outstanding dealer principal who has given us an awesome new facility; we are committed to excellent sales and service. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we certainly provide a happy purchasing experience.Hi, I am Jim Hrycuik. I am new to the Cranbrook area but not to the car industry. I have been with Northstar for three great years, however, I have worked with General Motors for 30 years. Along with my wife Peggy and dog will we enjoy boating, golfing and life in the Kootenays. My first and only choice to work in Cranbrook was to sell GM products ...Read MoreRead Less

AHMED  NOUR
AHMED NOUR
Product Consultant

Hi my name is Ahmed. I have lived in the city of Cranbrook since 2002. I have been privileged to be a part of the Northstar Family since 2003. I am married to my beautiful wife Michelle. We have 2 wonderful boys Chase and Cayden. I enjoy sales very much. I am a people person. I like working with the public. Building relationships with my customers is important to me. My hobbies include camping, quadding ,and enjoying the beautiful area that we live in. My wife and I both enjoy volunteering in the community in many different areas. We believe in giving back to the community that has given so much to us. Why someone should buy a vehicle from Northstar? 1.2014 Best of Business Platinum Award Winner for -New and Used Auto Sales East Kootenay- 2. At Northstar we have friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff. 3. At Northstar we carry the most New and Used inventory in the East Kootenays 4. At Northstar we have one stop shopping. This includes a quick lube service bay with no appointment necessary. A friendly service department. We also have a great parts department who offer OGM Parts and Accessories with a warranty. Our Body shop is the winner of A Best of Business Platinum Award 2014. 5. We strive here at Northstar Motors to make your experience with us as pleasant, convenient and stress free as possible!Hi my name is Ahmed. I have lived in the city of Cranbrook since 2002. I have been privileged to be a part of the Northstar Family since 2003. I am married to my beautiful wife Michelle. We have 2 wonderful boys Chase and Cayden. I enjoy sales very much. I am a people person. I like working with the public. Building relationships with my customers ...Read MoreRead Less

DANIEL  POWELL
DANIEL POWELL
Product Consultant

Hi I'm Daniel Powell. Born and raised in the south country area and long time resident of the East Kootenay. I have been in sales for the most part of my life with my personal goal of treating each and every customer with respect, sincerity and loyalty, so that you will not need to look for a vehicle anywhere else. I personally extend an invitation to drop in and let me help you with any and all your automotive needs.I consider that the top five reasons to buy from Northstar are: 1) it has been around longer than any other dealership in the area. 2) it's been family owned and operated for nearly 50 years. 3) our goal is to treat each and every customer with respect so that they feel they would not want to shop anywhere else. 4) no matter what department customer service comes first. 5) most up to date facility with a fun and friendly atmosphere.Hi I'm Daniel Powell. Born and raised in the south country area and long time resident of the East Kootenay. I have been in sales for the most part of my life with my personal goal of treating each and every customer with respect, sincerity and loyalty, so that you will not need to look for a vehicle anywhere else. I personally extend an invitation...Read MoreRead Less

KYLE  NILSON
KYLE NILSON
Product Consultant

My name is Kyle Nilson, I have lived in Cranbrook since 1972. I have worked in and around the automotive industry since 1988 and really enjoy the car business. I have owned and operated a couple businesses and realize the value of service and treating people with respect and honesty. I would like to invite you to Northstar and take a tour of the new facility and experience the Tradition of Trust. Five top reasons to buy from Northstar are: 1)It is family owned and operated 2)It has been in business over 45 years 3) Full service, bodyshop, detail shop, service and sales 4)Brand new state of the art facility 5)We are a full disclosure transparent dealer.My name is Kyle Nilson, I have lived in Cranbrook since 1972. I have worked in and around the automotive industry since 1988 and really enjoy the car business. I have owned and operated a couple businesses and realize the value of service and treating people with respect and honesty. I would like to invite you to Northstar and take a tour of the ne...Read MoreRead Less

JIM  BARBER
JIM BARBER
Product Consultant

Jim brings over 40 years of sales, management and marketing experience to North Star GM. He has fulfilled leadership roles in both his business and community lives and is a confident, ethical and credible performer. Jim welcomes the opportunity to serve past and future client needs in a sales or leasing capacity at North Star GM. Along with a deep love for his family Jim enjoys photography, golf, tennis, fishing, hiking and the beautiful Kootenay outdoors. Stop by and see Jim soon.Jim brings over 40 years of sales, management and marketing experience to North Star GM. He has fulfilled leadership roles in both his business and community lives and is a confident, ethical and credible performer. Jim welcomes the opportunity to serve past and future client needs in a sales or leasing capacity at North Star GM. Along with a deep ...Read MoreRead Less

JORDAN  FIORENTINO
JORDAN FIORENTINO
Operations Manager

Hi I am Jordan Fiorentino, the Operations Manager at Northstar GM. My wife Stephanie and I were born and raised here in Cranbrook. We are raising our two children in this area for all the same reasons that we loved it growing up. I have been fortunate enough to have spent the last 10 years with Northstar. We have assembled an exceptional team of General Motors trained technicians that can take care of all of your vehicle's maintenance and repair needs. Our facility and equipment is the best that the industry has to provide. This saves our customers time and money both in current and future repairs. The Northstar team has all the means necessary to make sure your experience with us is one of the best that you can receive in any dealership in Western Canada.Hi I am Jordan Fiorentino, the Operations Manager at Northstar GM. My wife Stephanie and I were born and raised here in Cranbrook. We are raising our two children in this area for all the same reasons that we loved it growing up. I have been fortunate enough to have spent the last 10 years with Northstar. We have assembled an exceptional team of Ge...Read MoreRead Less

LU  WILLIAMS
LU WILLIAMS
Service Advisor

My name is Lu Williams, I have been in Cranbrook and a part of the Northstar Team for 18 years now. I have 4 great kids, 3 boys aged 16, 17&17 (yes twins) and a daughter aged 21. I enjoy music! Playing and learning the guitar (collecting too, I have 12 now). Also a hidden talent I have just recently found that I possess, singing (who knew??) Why should people in the Kootenays service their vehicles here at Northstar GM? I believe in what we do here at Northstar. We advertise a "Tradition of Trust" and every employee in this building can confidently stand behind that motto and take care of our customers? needs. Every Team Member has the confidence and the resources to make every customer that walks through our doors happy and satisfied. Our customers have confidence that their needs will be met no matter which department or which Team Member is helping them or how difficult their concern may appear. Northstar employees are provided with the best, up to date training available in the industry and are able to provide the best service available year after year. We also have the most user friendly, up to date, convenient drive-thru service department in the Kootenays. Northstar has been serving the Kootenay's Sales, Service, Parts and Auto Body needs for DECADES! Proven track record with consistency shown year after year as well as a Community Presence that supports everything from seasonal parades to youth sports programs and everything in between. Customers can feel confident that at Northstar Motors, their automotive needs will be met with the same Tradition of Trust that the Kootenays have come to know and count on.My name is Lu Williams, I have been in Cranbrook and a part of the Northstar Team for 18 years now. I have 4 great kids, 3 boys aged 16, 17&17 (yes twins) and a daughter aged 21. I enjoy music! Playing and learning the guitar (collecting too, I have 12 now). Also a hidden talent I have just recently found that I possess, singing (who knew??) Why sh...Read MoreRead Less

ADRIAN  WRONA
ADRIAN WRONA
Service Advisor

Seven years ago my family and I moved to Kimberley to escape the hectic pace of Calgary. We chose this area for all that Kootenay life has to offer. A local ski hill, aquatic center, and thousands of hiking trails to enjoy our majestic mountains. Every day we wake up it is the start of another day in paradise. Working for Northstar motors the past five years has been a rewarding experience. Our team has the knowledge, experience, and friendly service to make your visit a pleasant one. Our state of the art facility, equipped with drive thru service, no appointment necessary quick lube service, 10 GM certified technicians, and body shop is ready to serve you. I look forward to your next visit.Seven years ago my family and I moved to Kimberley to escape the hectic pace of Calgary. We chose this area for all that Kootenay life has to offer. A local ski hill, aquatic center, and thousands of hiking trails to enjoy our majestic mountains. Every day we wake up it is the start of another day in paradise. Working for Northstar motors the past ...Read MoreRead Less

MICHELLE  CHRISTIE
MICHELLE CHRISTIE
Warranties

My name is Michele Christie and I was born and raised on the BC coast. My son and I moved to Cranbrook just over two years ago and we absolutely love it here. I started as the wash bay attendant just 2 years ago, and less than a year later was promoted to Warranty Administrator. Every day I am grateful for my job and the people I work with, and hope to be here for years to come.My name is Michele Christie and I was born and raised on the BC coast. My son and I moved to Cranbrook just over two years ago and we absolutely love it here. I started as the wash bay attendant just 2 years ago, and less than a year later was promoted to Warranty Administrator. Every day I am grateful for my job and the people I work with, and hop...Read MoreRead Less

MIKE  TOTH
MIKE TOTH
Service Advisor

TROY  ENSIGN
TROY ENSIGN
Parts Consultant

My name is Troy Ensign and my family and I moved to Cranbrook in September of 2008 and I have been employed in the parts department at Northstar Motors since that time. I have enjoyed living in Cranbrook and have made many lifelong friends here. I enjoy the outdoors in the summer with my family, going to the beach, boating, and sitting around a campfire and having barbecues. In the winter we have also gone skiing many times to Kimberley and have enjoyed tobogganing at various locations and had a great time. I enjoy going on family holidays, playing basketball, cycling and watching hockey. I have met many great people and enjoy helping my customers with any parts or vehicle questions they have. My colleagues and I have over 75 years of automotive experience collectively and are friendly and knowledgeable. We do our very best to get our customers the right parts the first time and rectify any concerns in a timely fashion. I feel confident in selling genuine GM and AC Delco parts to my customers and feel the pricing is very competitive. I look forward to meeting any new customers and continuing to assist any past customers with their automotive needs.My name is Troy Ensign and my family and I moved to Cranbrook in September of 2008 and I have been employed in the parts department at Northstar Motors since that time. I have enjoyed living in Cranbrook and have made many lifelong friends here. I enjoy the outdoors in the summer with my family, going to the beach, boating, and sitting around a cam...Read MoreRead Less

DEAN  RITSON
DEAN RITSON
Parts Consultant

I live for slalom water-skiing and playing guitar. Love to hang out and ski at Ron’s Lake TaTa Creek. I can’t seem to get enough of playing my classical guitar, and enjoy playing guitar in Canadian Crossfire. At Northstar we will provide your parts with friendly, professional service at a competitive price!

QUINTON  GATES
QUINTON GATES
Parts Consultant

My name is Quinton Gates. I moved to Cranbrook five and a half years ago from Alberta and I have worked at Northstar GM for three great years. Recently I completed my schooling to become a Journeyman Parts Person. In the summer I enjoy all the things the East Kootenays has to offer like fishing, hiking, camping and wakesurfing on the beautiful Lake Koocanusa. Here at Northstar our knowledgeable, friendly staff will assist you with all your needs from OEM parts to get you back on the road, to aftermarket upgrades for that added touch of personality for your vehicle.My name is Quinton Gates. I moved to Cranbrook five and a half years ago from Alberta and I have worked at Northstar GM for three great years. Recently I completed my schooling to become a Journeyman Parts Person. In the summer I enjoy all the things the East Kootenays has to offer like fishing, hiking, camping and wakesurfing on the beautiful Lake...Read MoreRead Less

JESSICA  LARSON
JESSICA LARSON
Parts Advisor

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DEAN  ARCHIBALD
DEAN ARCHIBALD
Business Manager

I have been the Finance Manager here Northstar Motors Ltd for over 18 years. I love the transparency that we provide in our financial dealings with our customers to assure them that their transaction is private, confidential and accurate. My family and I love the Kootenays, the people, and the environment small town Cranbrook provides. Along with myself, Northstar Motors is committed to respect & integrity. The five top reasons to buy at Northstar are: 1. Straight forward financial transactions giving people confidence in their purchases. 2. A dealership and people who stand behind what we service and sell. 3. A local, family owned dealership whose integrity permeates throughout the dealership and community. 4. Honest and truthful people who are prepared to go above and beyond to provide customer satisfaction. 5. A great place to do business with people you know and can depend on.I have been the Finance Manager here Northstar Motors Ltd for over 18 years. I love the transparency that we provide in our financial dealings with our customers to assure them that their transaction is private, confidential and accurate. My family and I love the Kootenays, the people, and the environment small town Cranbrook provides. Along with m...Read MoreRead Less

TRAVIS  YOUNG
TRAVIS YOUNG
Finance loans & Insurance

My name is Travis Young. I have been employed with Northstar Motors for five and a half years working in the Business Office. My specialty is fixing people credit problems. I am born and raised in Cranbrook, enjoy all the aspects of living in Cranbrook and the Kootenays; from playing sports to exploring the back country this area has to offer. If you are looking for low pressure and enjoyable experience with financing a new or pre-owned vehicle, stop down at Northstar Motors and I will be more than happy to help you. The top five things that I like about Northstar are: 1) Locally owned and operated 2) Fast, friendly and reliable service 3) We go above and beyond with our customer service 4) One stop shopping. Body shop,service, parts 5) Business office is professional, provides transparency with all its business dealingsMy name is Travis Young. I have been employed with Northstar Motors for five and a half years working in the Business Office. My specialty is fixing people credit problems. I am born and raised in Cranbrook, enjoy all the aspects of living in Cranbrook and the Kootenays; from playing sports to exploring the back country this area has to offer. If y...Read MoreRead Less