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Meet the team

Chris Bussenschutt


I’m a firm believer of the Toyota Promise. It is our mission to never stand still and constantly push forward to meet new challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to grow in everything we do. All of our customers and staff alike are an integral part of the Pacific Toyota family, this translates to the warmth, trust, and service we deliver to anyone who steps into our dealership.

New Cars

Christine Vassilatos

Pre-delivery/Finance Insurance Business Manager

I previously worked in the automotive industry in South Africa. I look forward to continuing my career here in New Zealand and to deliver the very best service to you, our customer. I am proud to be part of the Pacific Toyota team and I look forward to meeting you.
Josh Helem

New Vehicle Specialist

After starting my Pacific Toyota career in Service and Parts, I love my current role introducing customers to our reliable and amazing Toyota vehicles!
James Byers

New Vehicle Specialist

I am here to to help with any new Toyota purchasing requirements you may have, I am committed to helping you find your perfect vehicle!
Joseph Lowe

New Vehicle Specialist

I am excited to assist you with your new vehicle needs. My aim is to find your perfect vehicle whilst delivering a great purchasing experience from start to finish. I look forward to meeting you.
Lee Barlow

New Vehicle Specialist

Buying your new Toyota can be as reassuring as owning it. Come and let me show you how the relationship starts at the showroom, and endures for a lifetime.
Lizette Prinsloo

Fleet Specialist

I started in the motor industry in 2019 with Pacific Toyota, but have been in sales for over 10 years. I pride myself on customer service and aim to exceed customer expectations. I look forward to meeting our new and existing customers and am committed to ensuring they choose Toyota every time!

Used Cars

Johnny Kolk

Used Vehicle Manager

With such a quality range - and a number of finance and warranty options - we're confident that you'll find your next used vehicle with our team.
Darren Steele

Used Vehicle Specialist

I enjoy being part of our specialised sales team and working with buyers to help them find the right vehicle at the best possible price.
Michael Buyn

Used Vehicle Specialist

I’m proud to be part of a fantastic team and am always happy to help out and make buying decisions as easy as possible!
Dinesh Fernando

Used Vehicle Specialist

I joined the Pacific Toyota team as I was already impressed by their exceptional levels of customer care. I’m proud to now be a part of that team and look forward to showing you what makes us different. Let me know, I will make things happen.
Greg Wilson

Used Vehicle Specialist

Getting into your new car is an experience you'll never forget. I'm excited to assist you in finding that vehicle and delivering an unforgettable car buying experience from Pacific Toyota.
Matthew Ellis

Used Vehicle Specialist

I'm a Tauranga local, proud to be working for one of New Zealand's most popular car brands. I'll help you into a great value vehicle at an unbeatable price, come in and see me for a driving experience you won't forget!


Dave Milne

Service Manager

While I have extensive technical knowledge, it's customer service that is my main focus. I am proud to lead our awesome team!
Reece Power

Service Foreman

Trained in the latest technology through Toyota NZs extensive training courses, we're totally committed to making sure that your vehicle is in premium running condition.
Kim Woodland

Service Supervisor

I'm glad to be part of an amazing team! In my spare time, I enjoy having family time and being a mum to my young daughter.
Jordan Davison

Service Advisor

I am very excited to be joining the team at Pacific Toyota Tauranga, I have a passion to exceed expectations! In my spare time you will usually find me playing gigs around Tauranga with my band.
Rachel Kontze

Service Advisor

As a Service team member, I am dedicated to ensuring a great experience at Pacific Toyota, and doing my best to answer any service enquiries you have!
Rochelle Green

Service Administrator

I’m really excited about joining the friendly service team and taking on a new challenge within this role.
Ashtyn Pike

Service Booking Advisor

I am extremely passionate about putting your needs first, and making sure you are completely satisfied. I am looking forward to speaking with you, and assisting you in your booking requirements.
Jessie Brown

Service Booking Advisor

I am very customer focused, and I want to ensure you are 100% happy with the service you receive from me. I am ready to assist you to get your bookings in with us, I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Lindsay Klee

Parts Manager

I have a great team working to provide quality service that keeps customers coming back. Outside of work I can be found playing golf!
Alex Stoenica

Parts Sales Representative

I enjoy working alongside our knowledgeable Parts team and our Trade customers as well as meeting new people along the way. I consider Pacific Toyota as my second family. In my spare time I love spending time with my own family, which has grown in the past 5 years since I have been with Pacific Toyota.
Shayne Spicer

Parts Consultant

I have a good knowledge of all Toyota parts. I enjoy meeting customers and helping them to keep their cars in top condition.
Dylan White

Parts Consultant

Always up for a challenge, everyday I get to solve new problems and meet new faces. The team are friendly and knowledgeable, and it is a credit to be working alongside them.
Kieran Blair

Junior Parts Consultant

I love working at Pacific Toyota and it is a pleasure to be a part of such a knowledgeable and hardworking team. We will always do anything we can to help.
Anesha Staite

Junior Parts Consultant

The automotive industry has always been a massive passion in my life. I am grateful to be able to grow and share this passion with others through Pacific Toyota and the wider Toyota family, as they are an amazing company to work with.

Finance, Insurance & Toyota Care

Michele Morris

Finance and Risk Manager

We all go the extra mile to make sure customers have a great experience! This just makes being a part of the team even better!
Shona Horne

Finance and Insurance Consultant

I work alongside Michele & Christine and am here to assist you with any finance, warranty or insurance packages, with your new vehicle purchase!

Administration & Business Support

Tania Taylor

Operations Manager

I'm proud to be part of a team that works towards achieving the BEST. I support our great team, helping them to succeed in their roles.
Nicole Miles

Senior Administrator

I originally joined the team over five years ago and have recently returned as the Senior Administrator after 10 months away.
Tash Whale

Accounts Administration Manager

I enjoy being of assistance to you and working with our terrific team to ensure that we maintain good relationships and look after your needs.
Colleen King

Business Development Manager

We're a fantastic team who contact you to ensure that your visit with us has exceeded all expectations. I'm extremely proud to manage this team!
Tyler Hosking

Business Development Advisor

I am here to make bookings and to follow up on your recent experience at our dealership, and ensure that it was a pleasant one.
Vanessa Martelleti

Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Toyota and its mission towards being environmentally friendly and sustainable. I look forward to working with our community, suppliers, customers and the team at Toyota to help achieve this.
Haley Griffin


I’m very excited to be a part of the Pacific Toyota family. I look forward to delivering the very best service to all of our customers.
Tayla Smith

Vehicle Administrator

I am looking forward to furthering my career in the motor vehicle industry as a part of the Pacific Toyota family. I will do my very best to ensure all that customer needs are met.


Mark Lincoln

Marketing Manager

Hi! Connected with us online? It’s probably one my team that you spoke to. Be sure to leave feedback, ask questions, or share a photo!
Isabella Tencate

Marketing & Events Coordinator

My vision is to deliver contemporary, innovative, user-friendly content. The digital world provides an exciting new way of interacting with you, our valued customer at Pacific Toyota.
Ash Pearson

Marketing & Design Specialist

Marketing without Design is lifeless, and Design without Marketing is mute. Our department raises volume with innovative ways of communicating with you, our guest!
Caroline Pope

Marketing & Events Specialist

The best marketing of all is happy customers! I’m here to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest happenings in the Toyota world.
Emily Kloogh

Marketing & Design Specialist

Coming from a Graphic Design background, my passion lies in creating beautiful things. I look forward to showing you how I can use my creative flair to help you up your marketing campaign game.
Ashlyn Oswalt

Marketing & Events Specialist

Marketing is alive and well in both the digital space and the real world, and I’m here to help cover both. I enjoy connecting with customers over social media, and equally love coordinating our Toyota events to meet customers in real life. I am here to help keep you in the loop about both!