Meet our Team

Christopher  Pfaff
Christopher Pfaff
President & CEO

Christopher took ownership of Pfaff Automotive Partners in 1986. His father founded the company in 1964 in Newmarket and since Christopher assumed leadership, the group has expanded considerably including the acquisition of Hallmark Toyota in 1999. Christopher is passionate about all things automotive and spent his youth at the track following Canadian motorsports.Christopher took ownership of Pfaff Automotive Partners in 1986. His father founded the company in 1964 in Newmarket and since Christopher assumed leadership, the group has expanded considerably including the acquisition of Hallmark Toyota in 1999. Christopher is passionate about all things automotive and spent his youth at the track following Cana...Read MoreRead Less

Drew Hoffmann
Drew Hoffmann
General Manager

Drew grew up in Aurora, and was familiar with the Pfaff organization long before joining. He earned his university degree out west, and worked at Mercedes-Benz corporate and retail. He’s a lifelong car enthusiast, who loves the youthful feel of Audi vehicles, and believes that there’s nothing more important in the car-buying process than the test drive.Drew grew up in Aurora, and was familiar with the Pfaff organization long before joining. He earned his university degree out west, and worked at Mercedes-Benz corporate and retail. He’s a lifelong car enthusiast, who loves the youthful feel of Audi vehicles, and believes that there’s nothing more important in the car-buying process than the te...Read MoreRead Less

Anthony  Attanasio
Anthony Attanasio
General Sales Manager

A resident of Keswick, Anthony originally pursued a teaching career, studying business and finance at Fleming College in Peterborough, and geography and history at Western University. A friend got him into the car business as a sales coordinator at a Volvo dealership in 2007; he’s been with Pfaff since 2008 at Volkswagen as a Sales rep, Sales Manager and General Sales Manager. Most recently moving into the General Sales Manager role with H.J. Pfaff Audi. An active outdoorsman, Anthony has two children, and enjoys camping, canoeing/portaging, and, as he says, “every sport under the sun”.A resident of Keswick, Anthony originally pursued a teaching career, studying business and finance at Fleming College in Peterborough, and geography and history at Western University. A friend got him into the car business as a sales coordinator at a Volvo dealership in 2007; he’s been with Pfaff since 2008 at Volkswagen as a Sales rep, Sales Man...Read MoreRead Less

Shannon Douglas
Shannon Douglas
Audi Brand Manager

Shannon’s automotive journey began in 2011 when she enrolled at the Automotive Business School of Canada. Co-op terms through her time at school were her first experience with Pfaff, where she worked with pre-owned inventory at Pfaff Audi Vaughan. She’s also worked on the manufacturer side of the business, in field operations and parts and service marketing. Audi has been Shannon’s car of choice since day one, and she feels privileged to represent the brand today. When not at work, Shannon enjoys spending time with friends and family at the cottage in the summer months, skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and running in her free time.Shannon’s automotive journey began in 2011 when she enrolled at the Automotive Business School of Canada. Co-op terms through her time at school were her first experience with Pfaff, where she worked with pre-owned inventory at Pfaff Audi Vaughan. She’s also worked on the manufacturer side of the business, in field operations and parts and serv...Read MoreRead Less

Katie Bursey
Katie Bursey
Audi Brand Manager

Katie started in the car business in 2002 after studying early childhood education at Niagara College and spending six months working on a cruise ship. She spent several years commuting between her home in Holland Landing and downtown Toronto, where she worked with the Mini and BMW brands. A mother of a young son, Katie’s move to Newmarket has meant she has more quality time to spend with her family. Katie started in the car business in 2002 after studying early childhood education at Niagara College and spending six months working on a cruise ship. She spent several years commuting between her home in Holland Landing and downtown Toronto, where she worked with the Mini and BMW brands. A mother of a young son, Katie’s move to Newmarket has me...Read MoreRead Less

Leo Tantalo
Leo Tantalo
Fixed Operations Manager | Italian

Leo has worked in the automotive business since 1989, starting work at a General Motors dealership as a lot attendant. He worked through various roles at that dealership including parts delivery driver, counterman, shipping and receiving, detailer, and service advisor, while he worked his way through college. He’s also worked at other dealerships as a service consultant, assistant service manager, and service manager. He joined Pfaff in 2009, as service manager, and is now Fixed Operations manager at H.J. Pfaff Audi. Leo also has experience working as an electrician, and studied electrical engineering technology at George Brown College. Outside of work, he enjoys playing hockey, soccer, and golf – and loves to fish. Leo lives in Aurora and also speaks Italian. Leo has worked in the automotive business since 1989, starting work at a General Motors dealership as a lot attendant. He worked through various roles at that dealership including parts delivery driver, counterman, shipping and receiving, detailer, and service advisor, while he worked his way through college. He’s also worked at other dealerships...Read MoreRead Less

Jacquie Emerson
Jacquie Emerson
Audi Brand Specialist

Jacquie started her career with Pfaff by answering a local newspaper ad. A Newmarket native who was working as a graphic designer at the community newspaper at the time, she was always impressed with the company’s reputation in the community. Her first job was as a part-time receptionist, and moved into the sales department six months later. A graduate of Seneca College, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children at their family cottage; she also loves watching movies, reading and traveling. Jacquie started her career with Pfaff by answering a local newspaper ad. A Newmarket native who was working as a graphic designer at the community newspaper at the time, she was always impressed with the company’s reputation in the community. Her first job was as a part-time receptionist, and moved into the sales department six months later. A gr...Read MoreRead Less

Jerome Flanagan
Jerome Flanagan
Fleet Manager

Fleet manager for the entire Pfaff group, Jerome has worked with Pfaff for four years. While he’s been a car enthusiast his entire life – his first car was a 1967 Dodge Dart whose radio only had one working speaker – he happened into the business by accident, when his wife (then girlfriend) noticed there was a job opening at the dealership across the street from her workplace. He has since worked at three dealership groups, several fleet management companies in Canada and the U.S., and the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association.Fleet manager for the entire Pfaff group, Jerome has worked with Pfaff for four years. While he’s been a car enthusiast his entire life – his first car was a 1967 Dodge Dart whose radio only had one working speaker – he happened into the business by accident, when his wife (then girlfriend) noticed there was a job opening at the dealership ac...Read MoreRead Less

Michael Tsiang
Michael Tsiang
Audi Brand Specialist | Mandarin & Cantonese

Michael’s path to selling Audis isn’t a conventional one. Growing up in New York City, he majored in finance for his undergraduate degree and also obtained a master’s degree in travel management. He travelled extensively in Asia to pick up languages – Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese – and was a real estate agent before entering the automotive field. He’s a lifelong car enthusiast, having owned a different car almost every year since 1989. Michael’s path to selling Audis isn’t a conventional one. Growing up in New York City, he majored in finance for his undergraduate degree and also obtained a master’s degree in travel management. He travelled extensively in Asia to pick up languages – Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese – and was a real estate agent before entering the automoti...Read MoreRead Less

Ian Morris
Ian Morris
Audi Brand Specialist

Ian studied business administration, with a specialization in finance, and graduated from York University in 2016. Prior to working in automotive, he owned a small business called Carne Boys Beef Jerky, which served the GTA at markets, food festivals, niche grocery stores, and butcher shops. He made the transition to automotive in 2017, working for Lexus Canada in a sales support role, and was attracted to Pfaff by its new business model – even without prior automotive sales experience! Ian loves basketball – he’s a huge Raptors fan but also plays recreationally, and also enjoys golfing. He lives in Newmarket.Ian studied business administration, with a specialization in finance, and graduated from York University in 2016. Prior to working in automotive, he owned a small business called Carne Boys Beef Jerky, which served the GTA at markets, food festivals, niche grocery stores, and butcher shops. He made the transition to automotive in 2017, working for...Read MoreRead Less

Daniel Montesanti
Daniel Montesanti
Audi Brand Specialist

Daniel joined Pfaff in August 2011, when he began working part-time in the parts department, shortly after that he joined the service team as an advisor. Daniel has been in sales since since 2017 with our neighbors at VW, and we are exited to have him now as part of our Audi Sales team. He’s a graduate of Humber College’s business management program, and also a graduate of the Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada, where he studied automotive business management. An avid sports fanatic, he lives in Aurora.Daniel joined Pfaff in August 2011, when he began working part-time in the parts department, shortly after that he joined the service team as an advisor. Daniel has been in sales since since 2017 with our neighbors at VW, and we are exited to have him now as part of our Audi Sales team. He’s a graduate of Humber College’s business management pr...Read MoreRead Less

Christina Matthews
Christina Matthews
Sales Greeter

Christina developed an interest in cars when she was young – her brother and father were both enthusiasts of racing games, and her favourite car has always been the TT. She studied photography at Durham College, and joined the team at H.J. Pfaff Audi in 2019. Outside of work, she loves to ride and train her horse, go to the cottage, and hike. Christina lives in Uxbridge.Christina developed an interest in cars when she was young – her brother and father were both enthusiasts of racing games, and her favourite car has always been the TT. She studied photography at Durham College, and joined the team at H.J. Pfaff Audi in 2019. Outside of work, she loves to ride and train her horse, go to the cottage, and hike. Ch...Read MoreRead Less

Chantelle Haines
Chantelle Haines
Reception

Chantelle always had a love for Audi, and one of her regular customers at her previous jobs was a master technician at Pfaff; he suggested she apply. She joined the team in August 2012 – her first role in automotive, a field she never considered when working in retail, customer service, golf, bartending, and event catering. Chantelle studied at Durham College and Fleming College, and lives in Newmarket. She enjoys playing indoor soccer, softball, and the outdoors.Chantelle always had a love for Audi, and one of her regular customers at her previous jobs was a master technician at Pfaff; he suggested she apply. She joined the team in August 2012 – her first role in automotive, a field she never considered when working in retail, customer service, golf, bartending, and event catering. Chantelle studied at D...Read MoreRead Less

Melo Nas
Melo Nas
Audi Brand Specialist | Dari & Farsi

Melo has studied at Ryerson University and Seneca College, and has a diverse background including construction, consumer electronics, and working as a field representative for Dyson. He’s worked in the automotive field since 2018, first with Nissan and, since 2019, with H.J. Pfaff Audi. Outside work, he plays volleyball a few times a week, loves to go to the movies and gym, and spends time with his family and friends (preferably at the beach or barbecuing, when weather permits). Melo speaks Dari and Farsi and lives in King.Melo has studied at Ryerson University and Seneca College, and has a diverse background including construction, consumer electronics, and working as a field representative for Dyson. He’s worked in the automotive field since 2018, first with Nissan and, since 2019, with H.J. Pfaff Audi. Outside work, he plays volleyball a few times a week, loves ...Read MoreRead Less

Leo Tantalo
Leo Tantalo
Fixed Operations Manager | Italian

Leo has worked in the automotive business since 1989, starting work at a General Motors dealership as a lot attendant. He worked through various roles at that dealership including parts delivery driver, counterman, shipping and receiving, detailer, and service advisor, while he worked his way through college. He’s also worked at other dealerships as a service consultant, assistant service manager, and service manager. He joined Pfaff in 2009, as service manager, and is now Fixed Operations manager at H.J. Pfaff Audi. Leo also has experience working as an electrician, and studied electrical engineering technology at George Brown College. Outside of work, he enjoys playing hockey, soccer, and golf – and loves to fish. Leo lives in Aurora and also speaks Italian. Leo has worked in the automotive business since 1989, starting work at a General Motors dealership as a lot attendant. He worked through various roles at that dealership including parts delivery driver, counterman, shipping and receiving, detailer, and service advisor, while he worked his way through college. He’s also worked at other dealerships...Read MoreRead Less

Narith Uy
Narith Uy
Audi Sport Service Expert | Khmer

During high school, Narith worked as a co-op student at a Mercedes-Benz dealership, and has worked with the BMW brand as a car porter/wash person, working his way up through being an apprentice; he gained two years of shop experience, and decided to become a service advisor. He has worked at Pfaff Audi since September 2014. The Audi brand has always held a particular fascination for Narith thanks to its rally heritage; in his time outside of work, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and tinkering with his car. Narith lives in Newmarket and speaks Khmer.During high school, Narith worked as a co-op student at a Mercedes-Benz dealership, and has worked with the BMW brand as a car porter/wash person, working his way up through being an apprentice; he gained two years of shop experience, and decided to become a service advisor. He has worked at Pfaff Audi since September 2014. The Audi brand has alway...Read MoreRead Less

Albion Pena
Albion Pena
Service Consultant | Filipino

Albion studied automotive at Centennial College, and has been working in the automotive industry since joining the workforce at age 16. He’s worked as a detailer, apprentice, service advisor, warranty administrator, tower operator, internal advisor and service manager. Outside of work, Albion is passionate about fitness and basketball. He speaks Filipino and lives on the Scarborough/Pickering border.Albion studied automotive at Centennial College, and has been working in the automotive industry since joining the workforce at age 16. He’s worked as a detailer, apprentice, service advisor, warranty administrator, tower operator, internal advisor and service manager. Outside of work, Albion is passionate about fitness and basketball. He speaks ...Read MoreRead Less

David Psotka
David Psotka
Service Consultant

David began his automotive career at Canadian Tire in 1999 as a service consultant before joining Pfaff in 2019; he also worked as a tire and lube technician. He has prior experience with the Audi brand as a consultant, and also was a franchise owner. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, family and two dogs – going up to the family cottage or going on antique treasure hunts. He also enjoys driving and customizing his own Audi. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Newmarket, where they are expecting their first child.David began his automotive career at Canadian Tire in 1999 as a service consultant before joining Pfaff in 2019; he also worked as a tire and lube technician. He has prior experience with the Audi brand as a consultant, and also was a franchise owner. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, family and two dogs – going up ...Read MoreRead Less

Leo Tantalo
Leo Tantalo
Fixed Operations Manager | Italian

Leo has worked in the automotive business since 1989, starting work at a General Motors dealership as a lot attendant. He worked through various roles at that dealership including parts delivery driver, counterman, shipping and receiving, detailer, and service advisor, while he worked his way through college. He’s also worked at other dealerships as a service consultant, assistant service manager, and service manager. He joined Pfaff in 2009, as service manager, and is now Fixed Operations manager at H.J. Pfaff Audi. Leo also has experience working as an electrician, and studied electrical engineering technology at George Brown College. Outside of work, he enjoys playing hockey, soccer, and golf – and loves to fish. Leo lives in Aurora and also speaks Italian. Leo has worked in the automotive business since 1989, starting work at a General Motors dealership as a lot attendant. He worked through various roles at that dealership including parts delivery driver, counterman, shipping and receiving, detailer, and service advisor, while he worked his way through college. He’s also worked at other dealerships...Read MoreRead Less

Nicholas Haeny
Nicholas Haeny
Assistant Parts Manager | German & Swiss German

Nick hails from Switzerland. He apprenticed at an Audi dealership in Zurich, and worked there for 10 years before moving to Canada and joining H.J. Pfaff Audi in 2014. He’s always been a huge Audi fan, whose favourite model is the original, short-wheelbase Sport Quattro, and also loves classic cars and camping. Nick lives in Barrie, and speaks German and Swiss German.Nick hails from Switzerland. He apprenticed at an Audi dealership in Zurich, and worked there for 10 years before moving to Canada and joining H.J. Pfaff Audi in 2014. He’s always been a huge Audi fan, whose favourite model is the original, short-wheelbase Sport Quattro, and also loves classic cars and camping. Nick lives in Barrie, and speaks Ge...Read MoreRead Less

Jason Tam
Jason Tam
Parts Consultant | Cantonese

Jason, an avid car enthusiast with 5 years experience in the automotive field hails from Edmonton and Joined the H.J. Pfaff Audi Team in August of 2018. When he is not working, Jason is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, hitting the gym and being outdoors. He most enjoys spending time with friends and family in the Markham area. Jason speaks fluent Cantonese. Jason, an avid car enthusiast with 5 years experience in the automotive field hails from Edmonton and Joined the H.J. Pfaff Audi Team in August of 2018. When he is not working, Jason is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, hitting the gym and being outdoors. He most enjoys spending time with friends and family in the Markham area. Jason...Read MoreRead Less

Michael Halliday
Michael Halliday
Parts Consultant

Mike, who hails from Barrie, has always been interested in cars; he grew up around the business, and his father, a parts manager for GM for 30 years, always had a project race car on the go. He has worked in the automotive parts and service world for over 10 years, and has also spent two years working at a body shop. Outside of work, Mike enjoys astrophotography and studying astrophysics, as well as camping, hiking, and fishing.Mike, who hails from Barrie, has always been interested in cars; he grew up around the business, and his father, a parts manager for GM for 30 years, always had a project race car on the go. He has worked in the automotive parts and service world for over 10 years, and has also spent two years working at a body shop. Outside of work, Mike enjoys as...Read MoreRead Less