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  • Mike Yarek Sr
    Dealer Principal

    Mike Yarek was born and raised on a farm in Oakland, Ontario. His hard work ethic and entrepreneurial mind-set molded his career, as he purchased his first operating gas station in Scotland, Ontario when he was only 20 years young.

    He and his brother Paul opened their first Pre-Owned car dealership in Brantford, Ontario across the street from legendary pizza shop GiGi's Panzerotti in West Brant, and the rest is history.

    Mike Yarek Dodge is focused on helping the community of Paris to the best of his ability and constantly striving to help anyone who needs a hand.

  • Mike Yarek Jr.
    New Vehicle Sales Manager

    Mike Jr was born and raised in the beautiful Norfolk County where he grew up in a small family of six.

    His passion for motorcycles and automobiles lead him to earn an Advanced Diploma in Automotive Marketing and a Bachelor of Business Degree in Automotive Management. 

    He spent the last two years on Canada's west coast as a automotive public speaker in British Columbia and southern Alberta, and recently arrived home from a motorcycle trip in Latin America. 

    Give him a call to go for a ride and he is ready! 

  • Ted Sanders
    Sales/Used Car Manager

    Ted's love for automobiles came to him when he was 3 years old and arrived in Canada from Holland. The farmers who sponsored his family drove a 58' Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon, and from that point on an American made vehicle had a strong place in his childhood.

    Since then he is has grown a love for motorcycles equally as much as automobiles and his passions have molded an incredible career in the industry.
    Ted has always been a Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk native where he and his wonderful family live in the countryside.

    Ted has known Mike Sr since the 70's and has helped shape Mike Yarek Dodge for nearly 20 years! When he is not helping the dealership or customers, he is restoring old Mopar muscle cars.

  • Cathy Raycraft

    Cathy was raised in the country just outside of Princeton, Ontario. Cathy married her wonderful Husband Joe 33 years ago, and made the move to lovely Paris. They raised a very active and outgoing girl, Kate.

    Cathy has worked with Chrysler for 25 years and has worked with Mike since the beginning of Mike Yarek Dodge. Cathy also has two 4 legged children Chloe and Cookie. Cathy loves ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING Disney. She travels to Disney 2-3 a year.

  • Kristina Blandin
    Finance Manager

    Kristina is originally from Hamilton, Ontario. She made the move to Brantford with her spouse Dave in 1996. Kristina worked in customer service for many years before joining the Mike Yarek Dodge team in March of 2005 as a Sales/Financing Consultant. Kristina's hard work and dedication landed her the Financial Manager position.

    Kristina is the mother of 4, Nichole, Dillon, Abbey and Leslie. She was upgraded 2 years ago to Grandma to a wonderful little guy, Carter. Kristina loves spending time at car shows, the gym and eating ice cream sandwiches at the beach with Carter.

  • Chris Glyde
    Parts Manager

    Chris Glyde has been here at Mike Yarek Dodge since Spring 2016 and comes to us with a great deal of automotive parts experience. His resume includes Japanese, European and Domestic automotive manufacturers that do business in the Kitchener/Cambridge/Waterloo region.

    Chris' energetic personality is perfectly suited for us here in Paris as we are excited to see what the future holds and the leadership potential he is capable of.
    You can find Chris at aftermarket car meets in the surrounding areas and always informed on the latest and greatest components available from our Mopar Parts Department.
    Reach out if you have any questions regarding your vehicle and we will be happy to help.

  • Mark Yarek
    Sales Consultant

    Mark has been around the dealership for as long as he can remember starting from helping his dad and older brothers clean snow off vehicles, even on Snow Days away from school. 

    His automotive knowledge is continuing to build as he is being mentored by Ted, whom is teaching him the ropes of buying and selling at the auctions.

    He has a passion for fishing with his friends as they typically embark on an interesting adventure in the process. 

  • Dan King
    Sales/Internet Consultant

    Dan was born an raised in Brantford, Ontario. Dan is the youngest of 3 brothers. Dan lives in Brantford with his wonderful spouse of 10 years, Sherri and their four legged furry baby Penny.

    Dan has been in the sales industry since 2001. He's managed stores in prominent retail chains in Ontario. Dan grew up in a loving Chrysler/Dodge family. He started his journey at Mike Yarek Dodge in January of 2014.

    Dan loves music and has been playing guitar for many years. He also loves kicking back with friends and family around the backyard camp fire.

  • Dave Cooper
    Sales Consultant

    Dave is the newest member of the sales team at Mike Yarek Dodge, having arrived in February of 2015. A former Hamiltonian who moved to beautiful Paris in 2010, Dave brings his enthusiasm for customer service to vehicle sales after successful careers in the manufacturing and retail environments.


    Happily married for 36 years and counting, Dave and his wife are the proud parents of a local elementary School teacher Daughter and a facilities manager Son who lives and works on the west coast.


    Hobbies and interests include flying, sports, current events, history, a number of creative activities and paddling down the Grand when the warmer weather arrives

  • Michelle Marshall
    Office Administration

    Michelle was born in Calgary, Ontario and moved to Paris in 1987. Michelle has been married to the love of her life for 25 years and has two wonderful worldly boys Chad and Shawn. Michelle worked in insurance for 10 years. In September of 2008 Michelle started her journey at Mike Yarek Dodge.

    Michelle loves getting up at the crack of dawn to take her two King Charles Cavaliers Gracie and Jude for walks. Michelle loves cooking, and spending time with family and friends by the pool.

  • Lindsay Smith
    Receptionist/Licensing Clerk

    Lindsay was welcomed by the Mike Yarek Dodge team in the Spring of 2016 and we couldn't be more excited . Her abundance of enthusiasm, and non-stop laughter is not only refreshing but enjoyable. She has a great deal of experience working with dealerships being the smiling face at the local Service Ontario where she learned about licensing, ownership's, etc.

    When you call into our store there is a good chance you will hear from Lindsay and we can promise you a soft but excited voice. 

  • Maurice Litchfield

    Maurice is a known automotive legend in Brant County, as he has served the community with incredible customer service for over three decades.

    His large family spans across South Western Ontario where he and his family love to hit the open road to visit them.

    There is a good chance you will bump into "Mo" at a local golf course having a blast with his long-time pals.

  • Eddie Rayoff

  • Zach Nacekivell

  • Jenn Brink

  • Roger Vandendriessche
    Parts & Warranty Administrator

    Roger has been happily married for 41 years, and lives with his wife Penny in Norwich Ontario.

    Roger has 2 children working in the Automotive manufacturing industry and 4 younger energetic grandchildren.

    Roger has 43 years' experience in the automotive parts and service industry and has worked with a Chrysler dealership since Sept 1979. Over the years he has been awarded a number of times by Chrysler Canada for his achievements in parts excellence and customer service including trips to Dominican Republic and Acapulco Mexico.

  • Micah Telfer

  • Tom Sherk

  • Ben Griffin

  • Paul Steeds

  • Joe Raycroft

  • John Raycroft