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

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

Shawn Lacroix
Shawn Lacroix
Audi Brand Manager

Shawn had an early start in the automotive business; his father opened a family-owned used car dealership in northern Ontario over 30 years ago, and Shawn helped with lot duties and detailing. He has held roles with auto groups in the U.S. and Canada including Pfaff; he returned to the company because of its forward-thinking philosophy and family atmosphere. Shawn is a part-time faculty member of the Automotive Business School of Canada, and is also a motorsports, NFL, and golf fan. He enjoys playing guitar and singing, and improving his leadership skills. Shawn, who lives in Zephyr, ON, is fluent in English and French.Shawn had an early start in the automotive business; his father opened a family-owned used car dealership in northern Ontario over 30 years ago, and Shawn helped with lot duties and detailing. He has held roles with auto groups in the U.S. and Canada including Pfaff; he returned to the company because of its forward-thinking philosophy and family a...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

David Bath
David Bath
Parts Manager

David started pumping gas and cleaning the shop at his father’s service station at age 7, so you could say he got an early start in the business. He is a longtime Pfaff team member that is incredibly passionate about cars. His all-time favourite cars include the Porsche 917, 930, and 959; the Volkswagen Super Beetle; and th3e Audi Coupe Quattro. David enjoys woodworking and lives in Richmond Hill.David started pumping gas and cleaning the shop at his father’s service station at age 7, so you could say he got an early start in the business. He is a longtime Pfaff team member that is incredibly passionate about cars. His all-time favourite cars include the Porsche 917, 930, and 959; the Volkswagen Super Beetle; and th3e Audi Coupe Quattro. ...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

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

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

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

Melo Nas
Melo Nas
Audi Brand Specialist

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 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

Alex Ceolin
Alex Ceolin
Audi Brand Specialist

Growing up, Alex, always interested in cars with an extensive hot wheels collection and subscription to every automotive magazine. At a very young age Alex knew he would pursue a career in the automotive industry. Starting in 2013 as a lot attendant and the shop cleaner at Pfaff Porsche Vaughan, Alex has occupied various Pfaff roles at Porsche, VW, BMW and Audi stores. Alex worked part time at Pfaff while completing his undergraduate degree at Ryerson University. After graduating he knew Pfaff was where he wanted to be. Alex Lives in Vaughan, enjoys spending time with family and friends, is an avid music fan and spends his summers racing go karts. Growing up, Alex, always interested in cars with an extensive hot wheels collection and subscription to every automotive magazine. At a very young age Alex knew he would pursue a career in the automotive industry. Starting in 2013 as a lot attendant and the shop cleaner at Pfaff Porsche Vaughan, Alex has occupied various Pfaff roles at Porsche, VW,...Read MoreRead Less

Derek Lukala
Derek Lukala
Audi Brand Specialist

Derek studied automotive design in mechanical engineering technology at Georgian College, and political science and English at the University of Waterloo. He joined the Pfaff group in 2018 as a sales representative for the Volkswagen brand before making the transition to H.J. Pfaff Audi. A life-long car fanatic, Derek has been restoring his first car, a 1984 Rabbit GTI, which he still owns; and his all-time favourite is the Audi RS6 Avant. Derek is an avid alpine skier and ski coach at a private club, and he also enjoys mountain biking and motorcycling in the summer.Derek studied automotive design in mechanical engineering technology at Georgian College, and political science and English at the University of Waterloo. He joined the Pfaff group in 2018 as a sales representative for the Volkswagen brand before making the transition to H.J. Pfaff Audi. A life-long car fanatic, Derek has been restoring his first c...Read MoreRead Less

Travis Suter
Travis Suter
Audi Brand Specialist

Travis has spent his whole life around cars. His father owned a workshop in Aurora, and he’s been a passionate fan of Audi since the Group B rally days, where the original Quattro was such an icon. He worked in retail through high school and while studying police foundations at Fanshawe College, and always loved working with customers, so combining his two passions seemed a natural fit. Outside of work, Travis loves playing and watching hockey, playing guitar, and working on and restoring old motorcycles. He lives in Queensville.Travis has spent his whole life around cars. His father owned a workshop in Aurora, and he’s been a passionate fan of Audi since the Group B rally days, where the original Quattro was such an icon. He worked in retail through high school and while studying police foundations at Fanshawe College, and always loved working with customers, so combini...Read MoreRead Less

Evangeline Karalis
Evangeline Karalis
Compliance Administrator

You could say that Evangeline comes from an Audi family – there are three Audi vehicles in her household, and she’s always loved the R8. She studied business management and marketing at Ryerson university, and is also interested in dance – jazz and hip-hop to be specific – as well as playing the piano and hanging out with friends and family. Evangeline lives in East Gwillimbury,You could say that Evangeline comes from an Audi family – there are three Audi vehicles in her household, and she’s always loved the R8. She studied business management and marketing at Ryerson university, and is also interested in dance – jazz and hip-hop to be specific – as well as playing the piano and hanging out with friends and family...Read MoreRead Less

Yasmin  Sedighi
Yasmin Sedighi
Audi Brand Specialist | Farsi

Yasmin is fluent in both English & Farsi.

Klaudia Sanecka
Klaudia Sanecka
Customer Experience Manager

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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

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

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

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

David Bath
David Bath
Parts Manager

David started pumping gas and cleaning the shop at his father’s service station at age 7, so you could say he got an early start in the business. He is a longtime Pfaff team member that is incredibly passionate about cars. His all-time favourite cars include the Porsche 917, 930, and 959; the Volkswagen Super Beetle; and th3e Audi Coupe Quattro. David enjoys woodworking and lives in Richmond Hill.David started pumping gas and cleaning the shop at his father’s service station at age 7, so you could say he got an early start in the business. He is a longtime Pfaff team member that is incredibly passionate about cars. His all-time favourite cars include the Porsche 917, 930, and 959; the Volkswagen Super Beetle; and th3e Audi Coupe Quattro. ...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

Justin Chalmers
Justin Chalmers
Parts Consultant

It was the Fast and Furious movie franchise that attracted Justin to the world of cars – leading him to attend local car meets and join the community. His first job in the automotive business, after a number of retail jobs, was as a parts advisor and driver in 2015, and he joined the Pfaff organization in 2017. He enjoys spending his time outside of work with friends and family, working on his car, and traveling. Justin lives in Aurora.It was the Fast and Furious movie franchise that attracted Justin to the world of cars – leading him to attend local car meets and join the community. His first job in the automotive business, after a number of retail jobs, was as a parts advisor and driver in 2015, and he joined the Pfaff organization in 2017. He enjoys spending his time outside...Read MoreRead Less

Jeff Pabst
Jeff Pabst
General Manager - Pfaff Autoworks

With Pfaff for almost 25years, Jeff started his automotive career as a tool and die apprentice, before enrolling in Seneca College to study business. During his time at school, he began his Pfaff career by washing cars at the original Newmarket location, and got into sales when he finished school; he then worked as a service advisor before taking over Pfaff Autoworks in 1997, growing that three-man operation into the business it is today. Jeff is a talented racer, who has raced in the Players-GM championship, the Firestone Firehawk challenge, Motorola Cup, American Le Mans Series, Canadian Touring Car Championship, and Porsche Supercup. He has two children, aged eight and 11, and continues to tinker with cars in his spare time.With Pfaff for almost 25years, Jeff started his automotive career as a tool and die apprentice, before enrolling in Seneca College to study business. During his time at school, he began his Pfaff career by washing cars at the original Newmarket location, and got into sales when he finished school; he then worked as a service advisor before taking o...Read MoreRead Less

Mindy Crystal
Mindy Crystal
Dealership Sales Estimator

Growing up in Newmarket, Mindy’s father worked at a body shop, and she found the business interesting and applied to the shop he was working at. She joined the Pfaff team in the parts department and moved to Pfaff Autoworks, the company’s body shop, afterwards. Mindy loves to spend time with her family, and loves to camp, bake, and cook. She lives in Barrie.Growing up in Newmarket, Mindy’s father worked at a body shop, and she found the business interesting and applied to the shop he was working at. She joined the Pfaff team in the parts department and moved to Pfaff Autoworks, the company’s body shop, afterwards. Mindy loves to spend time with her family, and loves to camp, bake, and cook. She li...Read MoreRead Less