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Meet Our Team

Loren McDougall
 
President
Founder, Auctioneer, CPPA
Emerald Park, SK
 
In 1982, in his hometown of Langbank, Saskatchewan, and with the support and assistance of his family, Loren McDougall began down the path that would become his, and his family's, life work.

Starting with mostly rural auctions, hand perforated bid sheets and a talent for talking to people, Loren McDougall started an auctioneering company.

Over the last 38 years, McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. has grown from a one-man operation to a multimillion dollar business that touches every member of the McDougall family. Today, McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. is a recognized leader and innovator in the field of auctioneering, real estate and agriculture.

Loren credits his ability to talk to people, his priority of choosing family before all else and an accessible leadership style for his successes. Loren chooses his team based on initiative and ability and develops relationships with care. He empowers his team through delegated management and trusts that each person will deliver on and even exceed McDougall Auctioneers' customer promises.

The shift away from conventional to online auctions gave Loren a chance to expand their customer base through the western provinces and into the online world. Loren's challenge to his team at the time and was to adapt to and overcome obstacles and achieve new goals.

Today, Loren enjoys working as the President of McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. and time spent with his family both at the office and at home. His challenge to his team now is to keep the focus on people in a growing online world.
 
Terry McDougall
 
Shareholder, Auctioneer, CPPA, BAdmin
Sales Manager
Saskatoon, SK
 
Terry and Loren saw McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. progress from what began as an idea, to eventually growing into Saskatchewan's acknowledged leader in the world of online auctions.

With a background in accounting, Terry heads up the Saskatoon Offsite Sales Team as the senior salesperson for the northern half of Saskatchewan. With 30 years in the business, he spends his days coordinating all aspects of the offsite sales division along with the reporting of accredited appraisals. He continues to maintain client relationships built through the years while establishing new markets. He projects continued success and future growth within the industry.

Terry enjoys reading, health & fitness activities and makes travel a priority with his family.

 
Riley McChesney
 
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Shareholder, Auctioneer, CPPA
 
As the VP of Sales and Marketing, Riley is the personality of McDougall Auctioneers with personable and people-focused approach. His positive attitude and friendly demeanor leave clients feeling good and with a desire to come back.

Riley pursued a crane operator's certificate and worked in construction before moving to Saskatchewan and joining the McDougall team. He began working at the company in 2010 and has spent time in many job titles, working his way up to his current position.

He spends his days focused on acquisitions and business expansion. He achieved his Certified Personal Property Appraisers certificate and helped to steer McDougall Auctioneers through the transition from conventional to online auctions.

Growing up in Vancouver, as part of a big family, Riley had exposure at an early age to what is means to be part of a business-oriented crew. He uses that experience to keep McDougall Auctioneers moving progressively forward.
 
Tam Kostenuk
 
Corporate Manager
Executive Assistant, CPPA
Emerald Park, SK
 
As the Corporate Remarketing Manager of McDougall Auctioneers, Tam is responsible for overseeing the administration of corporate files consisting of financial institutions, banks, law firms, foreclosures, business dispersals, repossessions and more.

With years of auction experience, Tam has experienced many positions throughout the company, beginning her McDougall Auctioneers Ltd career at the age of five. She's went from running sheets at live auctions to lotting and posting, to now managing the administration of our corporate office. Today, she also holds the title of being the direct Executive Assistant to Loren McDougall. Tam spends her days focused on efficiency and adequate productivity in the corporate administrative world.

Tam is originally from Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan and is a daughter of Loren McDougall.
 
Femi John
 
Chief Financial Officer
Emerald Park, SK
 
With years of experience in Accounting combined with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina, Femi provides leadership, direction and management of the finance team in Emerald Park.

While overseeing his team (Tanya, Tammy, Elena, Liuba, Jenya, Nicole) Femi manages the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, overseeing the preparation and reporting of accurate and timely financial reports. Advising on long term business and financial planning.

Through continued execution of these tasks, his goal is to formulate a clear financial plan that projects an expectation of what to work towards, while also helping influence the growth of the company.

Femi is an avid Saskatchewan Roughriders fan and enjoys spending time with his family.
 
Ben Harrison
 
Operations Manager, CPPA
Emerald Park, SK
 
As the Operations Manager of our Emerald Park location, Ben takes on the task of ensuring all moving parts at McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. stay within the budget and are running smoothly, while overseeing all warehouse and yard staff. He draws on his previous experience of running his own plumbing business and overseeing apprentice plumbers to do this job effectively and efficiently. In addition to his business experience, he has also obtained his Plumbing Red Seal Ticket, Domestic Gas Fitters Licence & Class 1A Licence.

In the high-paced and ever-changing business of an auction house, Ben aims to create a fun and satisfying work environment for everyone involved. He first started with the company part-time in 2010, transitioning to full-time in 2016.

Ben is originally from Scarborough, Ontario.
 
Chad Guay
 
Sales Manager, CPPA
Saskatoon, SK
 
Chad Guay has been with our team for 3 years, providing a wealth of experience acquired through 10 years' experience in Asset Management & Liquidation, Rental Liaison, and Outdoor Commercial Property expansion.

Chad puts his performance management and organizational skills to good use. He understands clearly our clients' specific sales needs, which allows him to market both challenging and small projects with a creative and efficient flare.

He provides optimized asset evaluations and appraisals, focusing on industrial and retail liquidations. Chad also assesses fluctuating businesses to provide large-scale asset management organizations with expertise in turnaround, restructuring or asset sale situations.

In performing all these tasks, he hopes to continue to drive McDougall Auctioneers as a leader in its field with a broad international reach.


 
Cory Hall
 
Real Estate Divisions Manager
Emerald Park, SK
 
With a strong ability to effectively communicate, problem solve and negotiate, Cory works with sellers of Real Estate to evaluate, market and sell their properties by online auction. He also provides experienced advice, and strategic options to sellers to obtain the best possible return for them.

He previously worked in a supervisory and merchandising role within a large retail company, and the experiences and skills Cory gained there helps him with the sales strategies, high pressure time-management and leadership demands in his current role of overseeing the Real Estate division with Ron McDougall.

Having been with McDougall Auctioneer's through 7 years of change, Cory would like to see the company continue to grow in brand recognition and success as well as seeing a general acceptance by the public towards the viability of selling Real Estate by auction, as it is already seen in many other countries around the world.

He is originally from Victoria, BC and enjoys spending time with family and friends, the escape of reading, and the joy of flying privately.

Cory obtained his pilot's licence through the air cadet program at the age of 17, and his Realtors Licence in 2016.
 
Dan Heslip
 
Emerald Park Sales Manager, CPPA
Emerald Park, SK
 
Dan is from Calgary AB, and works out of McDougall's Emerald Park location.

He has been with the company for 6 years, starting off doing sales in the warehouse and eventually working his way into his role as Sales Manager.
 
Ed Gulay
 
Road Sales Representative
Winnipeg, MB
 
Ed Gulay is originally from Stonewall, MB, joining our team one year ago as a Road Sales Representative based out of Winnipeg.

Considering McDougall Auctioneers has just recently made its footprint in Manitoba, it is Ed's job to go out and introduce the company to the area. He's the friendly face encouraging people to get registered, to buy and consign. He hopes to expand the buyers and consigner base throughout Western Canada
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With 40+ years in the auction business, Ed knows what it takes to navigate his way through the challenges of his position. To be in road sales, he's learned you need be thick skinned, be able to reconcile differences, make cold calls, be willing to take no for an answer, while also understanding that the job can mean working past 4:30pm

Ed brings with him a wide variety of experience and education. In 1984, he obtained his Auctioneer's Certificate at World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City Iowa. He then became a Red Seal Certified Diesel Mechanic in 1986, followed by 21 years' experience as a Diesel Mechanic.

Ed has his Pilot's Licence and flies for both business and pleasure. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
 
Jack Stoneham
 
Regional Operations Manager
Saskatoon, SK
 
Joining us one year ago in the Saskatoon location, Jack manages the day-to-day operations, overseeing all yard and warehouse staff.

He brings with him 25+ years in Warehousing/Distribution, 5 years' experience in the auction business, along with manufacturing and customer service experience.

His current goal for the company is to see the Saskatoon operations run smoothly and profitably.

Jack is originally from Mississauga, Ontario and enjoys camping, fishing, golfing kayaking and making wine in his free time.
 
Jay Francis
 
Manitoba Regional Sales Representative, Auctioneer, CPPA
Brandon, MB
 
Jay is from Toronto, Ontario and has been with our team for 4 years. As Manitoba's Regional Sales Representative, He's responsible for any appraisals, company closeouts and retirements, and offsite sales in the province.

His considerable background in the construction industry while owning a construction company gives him the needed knowledge and expertise in industrial and construction equipment. Jay also has years of experience in sales and contract negotiations. His experience as well as his friendly, approachable style make those often-stressful interactions between customer and employee both pleasant and comfortable.

Through hard work and continuous building of customer relationships, Jay's goal is for the Manitoba locations is to grow immensely and eventually provide online marketing nationwide

Jay achieved his Auctioneer's certificate and is also a Certified Personal Property Appraiser. He's worked for Queen City Helping Hands & Landscaping, Appco Canada and has attended Grande Prairie College.

 
Kristie Carrier
 
Corporate Advertising & Telecommunications Manager
Belledune, New Brunswick
 
Kristie works as the Corporate Advertising & Telecommunications Manager at our Atlantic office located in Belledune, New Brunswick. Overseeing the daily operations of both the advertising division, where our schedules are made and budgets are allocated, and also our telecommunications division, where calls for all locations come in and are re-directed to the appropriate location and department.

Kristie holds a diploma in graphic arts acquired in 2006 from the New Brunswick Community College located in Woodstock, NB, where she graduated with Honours as well as with Highest Academic Standing in her field of study. She joined the McDougall Auctioneers team after working at Brunswick News in the graphics department and relocating to Saskatchewan. After working in our Emerald Park office, she decided to move back to her home province of New Brunswick and continued to work remotely. With the expansion of McDougall Auctioneers in the west, an Atlantic office grew and now has 8 employees.

 
Kyle Kostenuk
 
Road Sales Representative, CPPA
Emerald Park, SK
 
With a background in Commercial Construction and six years at Border Glass & Aluminum, Kyle (originally from Yorkton) recently joined our team two months ago as a Road Sales Representative. His days involve making Ag and Industrial Sales Calls and doing appraisals.

He brings dedication and a willingness to learn to his position and is excited to watch the company grow along with him.
 
Mike Robertson
 
Operations Manager
Brandon, MB
 
As Operations Manager, Mike, who has been with the company for 15 months, oversees the daily operations at both Manitoba locations.

With a background as a Millwright in the Mining Industry, he brings a skill set that includes being mechanically inclined, with a keen attention to detail as well as knowledge in vehicles and a wide range of heavy-duty equipment

Mike's goals for the company are to reduce ongoing business expenses, retain current employees and contribute to the efficiency of operations and growth of the business.

Mike is from Brandon, MB. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, fishing, time at the lake, as well as being an avid fan of the Winnipeg Jets and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
 
Mike Yurkiw
 
Regional Sales Manager
Winnipeg, MB
 
As part of the McDougall team for the past year, Mike is in charge of overseeing sales staff, ensuring customer relations are positive, while assisting with budgeting and advertising at our Winnipeg location. He worked for 20 years at a Manitoba-based steel company and has spent time as a crane operator, heavy equipment operator and outside sales rep.

Mike's goals for the company include solving customer problems, controlling business cost and exceeding customer expectations daily. Meeting these goals will help see the company grow.

In his time away from work, Mike enjoys fishing, boating, playing hockey and baseball as well as spending time with his wife and young son at their cabin.
 
Monty Pihrag
 
Appraisal & Corporate Sales, CPPA
Emerald Park, SK
 
Monty joined the McDougall team five years ago with a background in Commercial Construction. His people skills and organized approach make him well-suited for his position as Appraiser/Sales Rep in Emerald Park.

He spends his days conducting appraisals and handling set ups at offsite sales.

In his spare time, Monty enjoys hockey and spending time with his young family.
 
Ron McDougall
 
Real Estate Sales
Emerald Park, SK
 
As another one of the McDougall brothers raised on the family farm in Langbank, SK, Ron has been helping with McDougall Auctioneers sales since its inception in 1982, with the exception of owning and operating southeast auctions for seven years. An integral part of the Real Estate Division alongside Cory Hall, Ron is in charge of online selling of all Real Estate, Residential, Acreages, Farmland, & Commercial Property.

His ability to converse with a large variety of people helps to understand each individual situation and to direct and help each client achieve their goal.

 
Tanya Bernard
 
Accounting Supervisor
Emerald Park, SK
 
Joining McDougall's 4 years ago with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the U of S, Tanya is now in charge of leading and supervising the Accounting team (Elena, Tammy, Jenya, Liuba & Nicole) in the Finance department. This also includes payables, receivables, payroll, tax remittances, bank recs, asset acquisition, depreciation, prepaids, and accrual entries as well as preparation of monthly financial statements.

Through direct work experience, Tanya has developed strong analytical, budgeting, forecasting, administrative, and bookkeeping skills. She's also been responsible for all aspects of the accounting cycle.

With the demands that come from Accounting work, McDougall Auctioneers benefits from Tanya's strong organizational and time management skills, as well as her multi-tasking and adaptability to different situations and changing environments.

Her goals for the company are to continue to work on getting accurate financial statements out in a timely manner and help develop procedures relating to accounting to create consistencies across all locations.

Tanya enjoys spending time outdoors and supporting her three children during their extra-curricular activities.

 
Chad Caza
 
AG/Industrial Sales Rep
 
Chad just recently joined McDougall Auctioneers as a road salesman with a wealth of experience and skills well-suited for our team.

He has experience as a territory manager and in sales of building materials, industry, power transmission, heavy equipment as well as asset management. In his past jobs, he demonstrated continued success with increased year-to-year revenues.

As a strong sales professional, he possesses skills in negotiation, inside sales, outside sales and customer service. Chad utilizes these skills as a customer-focused seller who generates leads and builds and nurtures relationships with clients.

His goals for the company include researching customers needs and identifying how our solutions support them. He would also like to represent our company with a complete and thorough understanding of what we offer.

In his time away from work, Chad enjoys camping and fishing with his family as well as coaching his two boys' hockey team.

 
 
Ashley Freeburn
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Remarketing Team
Emerald Park, SK
Beckie Kostyshyn
Receptionist
Winnipeg, MB
Ben Young
Offsite Sales Representative
Saskatoon, SK
 
Braeden Spelliscy
Outside Lotter
Emerald Park, SK
Cassie McDougall
Firearm Sales
Emerald Park, SK
Charity Ziegler
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Remarketing Team
Emerald Park, SK
 
Chris Harold
Yard Personnel
Saskatoon, SK
Corey Griffiths
Yard Manager
Emerald Park, SK
Daisy Dugas
Telecommunications Agent
Belledune, NB
 
Dan Degagne
Sales Associate
Saskatoon, SK
Danika Taylor
In-House Administration
Saskatoon, SK
Danny Carrier
Technical Support Agent
Belledune, NB
 
Doug Cross
Sales Representative
Emerald Park, SK
Dwayne Bender
Yard B Manager
Emerald Park, SK
Elena Reznikov
Accounting
Emerald Park, SK
 
Ellen O'neill
Telecommunications Agent
& Cashier
Belledune, NB
Eric Flaman
Digital Marketing
Emerald Park, SK
Evgeniya Matesova
Accounting
Emerald Park, SK
 
Glenda Gagne
Advertising Office Assistant
Belledune, NB
Hailey McDougall
Offsite Sales Administration
Saskatoon, SK
Jamie Francis
In-House Sales Representative
Emerald Park, SK
 
Jaydene Walliser
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Remarketing Team
Emerald Park, SK
Jon Massey
Digital Marketing
Emerald Park, SK
Josh McGillis
Yard Personnel
Saskatoon, SK
 
Juanita Bourne
Real Estate Administrative Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
Judy Carrier
Telecommunications Agent
Belledune, NB
Kim Noel
Advertising Coordinator
Belledune, NB
 
Kristy Svienbjornson
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Remarketing Team
Emerald Park, SK
Lanita Munn
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Remarketing Team
Emerald Park, SK
Laurel Koop
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Remarketing Team
Emerald Park, SK
 
Liuba Chicu-Gritco
Accounts Payable
Emerald Park, SK
Monica Stoneham
Receptionist
Saskatoon, SK
Nanda Francis
Receptionist
Winnipeg, MB
 
Nicole Anderson
Accounting
Emerald Park, SK
Perry Bamford
Yard Personnel
Emerald Park, SK
Peta McDougall
Offsite Sales Co-ordinator
Saskatoon, SK
 
Rebecca Castonguay
Receptionist
Emerald Park, SK
Shawn Cross
Yard Personnel
Emerald Park, SK
Tammy Brenner
Accounts Receivable
Emerald Park, SK
 
Tammy Carrier
Technical Support Agent
& Cashier
Belledune, NB
Todd McDougall
Yard B Personnel
Emerald Park, SK
Todd Sohnchen
Offsite Coordinator
Saskatoon, SK
 
Tyson McDougall
Sales Associate
Saskatoon, SK
Yvonne McDougall
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Remarketing Team
Emerald Park, SK
Cory Hellebrand
Warehouse Manager
Emerald Park, SK
 
Delo Carlosama
Offsite Sales
Emerald Park, SK
Jordyn Thibert
Operations
Winnipeg, MB
Kiara Hazell
Receptionist
Winnipeg, MB