Our Team

Brian Illsley
Brian Illsley

Owner and General Manager
bryan@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

With decades of industry experience as a dealership owner and operator, Bryan Illsley purchased Kentville Toyota from Jeff Best in late 2015. He brings a unique management style and a breadth of experience which has already allowed Kentville Toyota to excel beyond expectations.

Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis

Sales Manager
peter@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

A long time employee of Best Toyota and with many years in a variety of auto dealership positions Peter Lewis is now Sales Manager of the new Kentville Toyota. Additionally Peter is a red seal qualified mechanic, and a wealth of Toyota product knowledge past and current. His attention to detail and management style are an asset every day as Kentville Toyota works its way toward growth and continued success.

Randy Kinsman
Randy Kinsman

Sales Manager
randy@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Randy Kinsman is a graduate of Acadia University, and worked in a variety of industries during his post graduation years, including ownership and operation of his own saw mill.

After cutting his teeth at a local Annapolis Valley dealership, and spending five years in the fast paced and challenging dealership environment of the HRM, Randy Kinsman has been brought to Kentville Toyota to share with us his well honed skill set, and customer focused managerial style.

Fred Currie
Fred Currie

Business Manager
fred@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Fred Currie has worked with Kentville Toyota for nearly two decades, prior to which he worked extensively in the private banking industry across the Maritimes. Fred deals or has dealt with nearly every customer who comes through the door, he is always relaxed and meets customers with an outgoing and upbeat attitude.
Fred's wealth of financing experience has helped many of our customers ensure that they purchased the vehicle they wanted, at the price that was right for them. Fred is also a tremendously knowledgeable with all of our ancillary products.

Ted Agombar

Business Manager
ted@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Having performed almost every job in the automotive sales industry, Ted Agombar is now one of our two business managers. With decades of experience, and having arrived at Kentville Toyota with Bryan Illsley from Connell Chrysler, Ted is extremely well versed in automotive finance.

Gary Alders
Gary Alders

Service Manager
gary@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Gary Alders is a wealth of Toyota mechanical and process knowledge. Having more than twenty years experience with our product, Gary is one of the longest serving and valued members of the Kentville Toyota team. Working side by side with his brother Bob Alders, Parts Manager, Gary is one hundred percent customer focused, and provides the best service experience available, to our valued customers. Together Bob and Gary run one of the most efficient parts and service centers anywhere.

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Bob Alders

Parts Manager
bob@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Bob Alders is one of the most experienced Toyota Parts Managers in Atlantic Canada. With decades of experience with Toyota parts and products, Bob brings to the customer a well organized, efficient and cost effective parts supply. Working side by side with his brother Gary Alders, Serivce Manager, Bob is able to deliver one of the best customer facing, parts experiences of any dealership in Nova Scotia. Together Bob and Gary run one of the most efficient parts and service centers anywhere.

Derek Willoughby
Derek Willoughby

Controller
derek@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Derek Willoughby has been with Kentville Toyota for nearly two decades, and is one of the most approachable and gregarious members of our staff. Derek has worked in the automotive industry for many years before joining our team here at Kentville Toyota. Always accurate in his management of our financial needs, his wealth of institutional knowledge has been an invaluable asset throughout the transition to the new Kentville Toyota.

Steve Forsyth
Steve Forsyth

Product Advisor
steve@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Steve Forsyth has worked nearly two decades in the automotive industry, before which he worked in the construction supply industry, managing four hardware and building supply stores and over one hundred twenty employees.

Steve is one of the most relaxed and upbeat members of our staff, and is an absolute expert on Toyota products both past and present. When there's something one of us can't recall about one of our products, Steve is the go-to guy!

Steve has a broad customer base and is well known throughout our dealership's area of operation.

Tony Dean
Tony Dean

Product Advisor
tony@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Tony Dean is our newest Product Advisor here at Kentville Toyota, Tony brings to the table a wealth of sales knowledge, with over five years of experience at a local dealership. Tony began his sales career working for national meat producer and has enjoyed the move into automotive sales.
Tony is also a dedicated member of his local community, always on call with his local fire department, where he has volunteered for over twenty years.

Jeff Neaves
Jeff Neaves

Product Advisor
jeff@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

With over twenty years’ experience in the automotive sales industry, Jeff Neaves joins our team from a local competitor. Having served previously as a dealership Sales Manager, Jeff is an extremely capable and outgoing young man. When not in the office, Jeff enjoys motorcycle riding and spending time with his daughter.

Irene Guenzel
Irene Guenzel

Product Advisor

Having recently graduated from Acadia University, Irene is a business major with a bright personality who is always happy to meet new people. A dyed in the wool Toyota fan, Irene has a 2010 Tundra with over 200,000 kilometers on it, which she drives every day. When not at work Irene spends her time at the stables and is an accomplished equestrian.

Danny Corkum
Danny Corkum

Service Writer
dan@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Danny is our intrepid and long serving service advisor. He will be your first point of contact when you walk into our service department, and will be the one who advises you on how you ought to proceed with maintaining your Toyota product.
Danny is originally from the Annapolis Valley, and is an always upbeat and joking member of our team. Our customers always have a positive experience when dealing with Danny, one of our most knowledgeable and expert staff.

Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop

Service Advisor & Parts Advisor
michael@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Michael is our jack of all trades in the Parts and Service Departments, working primarily as a Parts Advisor, Mike assists us in both roles when required.

Student by night and Toyota expert and enthusiast by day, Mike is a loyal Toyota owner. While attending Acadia University, and working full time, Mike is also in the process of restoring a Toyota Supra to its former glory, with some custom touches.

Stay tuned for more information on Mike's progress with his Supra project, or check out our Facebook page for updates!

Beverley Foster

Service Advisor
902-678-6000

With years of experience as a service advisor, Beverly Foster is quick to provide information regarding the upkeep of your Toyota product. Her warm personality and positive attitude make her a pleasure to work with, and we know you’ll enjoy seeing her whenever your Toyota needs a tuneup!

DeAnna Zinck
DeAnna Zinck

Appointment Coordinator
deanna@kentvilletoyota.net
902-678-6000

Deanna Zinck is one of the most diligent and hard working members of the Kentville Toyota team. She provides one of our primary points of contact, and keeps our service department operating smoothly. Deanna always works to ensure that our customers are having the best possible experience, and uses much of her time to reach out to our customer base regarding their service experience.

Jeanne Weisner
Jeanne Weisner

Receptionist
902-678-6000

A recent addition to the team here at Kentville Toyota, Jeanne and Joan split their weeks here at Kentville Toyota. They are the first voice you hear when you give us a call, and they’re always able to best direct you to the right person or department. When not at work Jeanne enjoys time spent at the gym, and with her young family.

Joan Mackinnon

Receptionist
902-678-6000

A recent addition to the team here at Kentville Toyota, Jeanne and Joan split their weeks here at Kentville Toyota. They are the first voice you hear when you give us a call, and they’re always able to best direct you to the right person or department. When not at work, Joan enjoys time spent with her family, and at her cottage in Cape Breton.