Meet the Team

  • Dealer Principal
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Parts
  • General Contacts

Dealer Principal

Tim Barrett

Tim Barrett

Dealer Principal

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Great food, coffee and people

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 1999

Footy team?:
The mighty Bombers!

Favorite music?:
Country & Western

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Golf, restaurants and family

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Landcruiser – Because it’s the King of the Road!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Genuine, honest, caring, considerate, personal, trustworthy, relaxed, no frills - but still professional

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Sales Team

Leon Yeates

Leon Yeates

General Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
It’s a beautiful town with great scenery, cafes, restaurants and people.

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
I started in Spare Parts before commencing in sales in 1998.

Footy team?:
Essendon

Favorite music?:
I have a diverse range of music taste from The Beatles/U2/Queen to The FooFighters/Wolfmother/Metallica and pretty much everything in between.

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
I’m a very keen cyclist, love going for weekend drives through the scenic countryside, I spend as much time as possible with my family & friends, I’m absolutely addicted to Formula 1, enjoy watching motorsport & cycling and listening to music.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
The Rav4 Cruiser Hybrid, it’s a brilliant car and is fantastic value for money.

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
A relaxed no pressure environment where our guests feel comfortable and enjoy the experience.

Favorite quote:
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right

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Nathan Thompson

Nathan Thompson

Sales Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The café’s

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 2015

Footy team?:
Kyneton Tigers

Favorite music?:
Dragon

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Sunday arvo drinks at a local establishment

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Hilux – multi-use, 4x4, collect your wood… does it all!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Laid back country service

Favorite quote:
“It’s in the fridge” Leo from Celebrations

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Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Business Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
It’s really pretty in Autumn, the river is amazing and the Malmsbury botanic gardens is beautiful!

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2010

Footy team?:
The Kyneton Tigers! Born and bred!

Favorite music?:
I listen to stand up comedy more than music!

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Yoga and wine – sometimes at the same time!

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Corolla – its basic and fits everywhere, and is deceivingly spacious – I have moved house in a Corolla!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Quality, long test drives – country driving means you can see some scenery, feel all the bumps on the road – really get a feel for the car! And treating our guests like family!

Favorite quote:
“I don’t know what I don’t know”

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Simon Buckley

Simon Buckley

Fleet Sales/New & Used Vehicle Sales

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Just a great place to live, has everything you need and you can access anywhere in Victoria easily.

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 2015

Footy team?:
Carlton

Favorite music?:
927am Racing & Sport National.

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Family & horse racing. 

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Rav4 Cruiser Hybrid

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Easy going, where nothing is a problem and if anything needs to be discussed, it’s sorted with ease.

Favorite quote:
No quote but I do believe in Karma and the Racing Gods.

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Clinton Sutton

Clinton Sutton

New & Used Vehicle Sales

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The people!

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2000- I started as an apprentice mechanic and now work in sales!

Footy team?:
Geelong

Favorite music?:
New and old

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Spending time with the family

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Corolla Hybrids – the fuel efficiency & benefits of hybrid

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Offering the highest level of service.

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Dave Barrett

Dave Barrett

New & Used Vehicle Sales

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When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2015

Footy team?:
Essendon

Favorite music?:
Acoustic

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Play music

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Rav4 – it’s a dream to drive!

Favorite quote:
“To infinity & beyond!”

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Jordon Vardon

Jordon Vardon

New & Used Vehicle Sales

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The openness of the area, you don’t get that claustrophobic feeling. I like the freedom.

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2019

Footy team?:
Richmond

Favorite music?:
Pop

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
I just work and work hard!

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Toyota Soarer – I love the way it looks. As a kid I always wanted one and now I own one!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Country hospitality, people are nicer in the country!

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Service Team

Rod Fawcett

Rod Fawcett

Service Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The people and the restaurants

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 1980

Footy team?:
The Mighty Blue Baggers

Favorite music?:
Anything and Everything… (except death metal!)

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Spend quality time with my family

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Hilux… just luv it!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Developing an ongoing relationship with our guests and making sure they leave our place with a smile…

Favorite quote:
“Life is about choices” Graeme Brown.

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Russell Marshall

Russell Marshall

Service Advisor

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Definitely not the weather!

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 2018

Footy team?:
Essendon

Favorite music?:
Old school grunge

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Camping and fishing

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Kluger – because I have one!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Friendly

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Matt Spinner

Matt Spinner

Service Advisor

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When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2004

Footy team?:
Carlton

Favorite music?:
All music

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Working on my cars

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Crown Majesta – because it’s a classic!

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Joel Harrower

Joel Harrower

Workshop Controller

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The weather.

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 1992

Footy team?:
Collingwood

Favorite music?:
Various types.

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Golf / Watch sport.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
V6 Camry.

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Friendly.

Favorite quote:
Don’t stress.

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Parts Team

Paul Westerling

Paul Westerling

Parts Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Its weather is awesome!

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 1990

Favorite music?:
All – except Country

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General Contacts

Ricky Turner

Ricky Turner

Financial Controller

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The history

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2009

Footy team?:
Richmond

Favorite music?:
70’s

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Spending time with my Daughter. Movies, TV, Lawn Bowls.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Hybrid Camry – good size, safety, fuel economy, enough power

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Respect and care

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Kate Tripodi

Kate Tripodi

Guest Experience Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The scenery & drives around the area. Autumn in the Macedon Ranges is the most beautiful time of year, watching the leaves change, the crisp mornings and the green grass.

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2013

Footy team?:
The Mighty Pies!

Favorite music?:
I’ll listen to just about anything! I do enjoy musical theatre though!

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Spend time in the veggie garden, see my extended family or eat out and a beautiful café or restaurant.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Landcruiser Sahara – need I say more??

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Being hospitable, friendly, honest and caring

Favorite quote:
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly” Anne Marie Bonneau

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Leeanne Lenan

Leeanne Lenan

Accounts

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Autumn

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 2016

Footy team?:
North Melbourne

Favorite music?:
A bit of everything

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Catching up with friends and family

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Personal

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Rio Paulo

Rio Paulo

Courtesy Driver/Cleaner

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Knowing all the local people

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2016

Favorite music?:
Various

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Walking!

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
The New Rav4!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Warm welcome, friendliness to all people. It feels like home.

Favorite quote:
“What goes around comes around”

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