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Meet Our Team

Riley McChesney
 
President/CEO
Partner, Auctioneer, CPPA
 
Riley is the personality of McDougall Auctioneers with a 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.
 
Femi John
 
Chief Financial Officer, Partner
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, Hannah, Jenya, Nicole, Erik) 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.
 
Loren McDougall
 
Senior Business Development
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 40 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 commercial, industrial, real estate and agriculture marketing.

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 Senior Business Development Advisor 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.
 
Tam Kostenuk
 
Corporate Executive Manager
Executive Assistant, CPPA
Emerald Park, SK
(306)591-7489
 
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.
 
Chad Guay
 
Director of Appraisals & Liquidations, B.A., CPPA, Partner
Calgary, AB
 
Chad Guay has been with our team for 5 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.


 
Jay Francis
 
Winnipeg General Manager, Partner, Auctioneer, CPPA
Winnipeg, 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.

 
Colin Kostenuk
 
Corporate Operations Manager
Emerald Park, SK
 
Colin brings a wealth of experience to the company from the many operations manager roles.
 
Dean Johnson
 
Brandon General Manager
Brandon, MB
 
Dean is responsible for ensuring that sales and operations run smoothly in each of our Manitoba locations.
 
Monty Pihrag
 
Appraisals & Commercial 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.
 
Rebecca Unrau
 
Ag Sales Territory Manager
 
Rebecca joins McDougall Auctioneers as a Road Ag. Sales Person with previous experience and skills in the auction industry. She is a strong sales professional who demonstrates expertise in inside/outside sales and negotiations.

In her time spent as an Ag.Sales Territory Manager, Rebecca has built relationships and sales within the Agriculture side of the auction business, being customer focused by generating leads and demonstrating what the company has to offer.

In her past jobs, she has demonstrated positive customer service while hitting targets and bringing in continued revenue for customers.

Rebecca's time away from work revolves around sports. She has played professional hockey overseas, enjoys playing hockey in her off time and mentor's kids in hockey within the Saskatoon area.
 
Chad Caza
 
SK/MB Ag. & Industrial Sales Manager
 
Chad joins 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.

 
Cory Hall
 
Real Estate Division Corporate 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.
 
Ron McDougall
 
Real Estate Sales Representative
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.

 
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.

 
Katelynn Trithart
 
Head of Legal Remarketing Division
Emerald Park, SK
 
Assists Tam Kostenuk with title clearance, payout verification and the administration of title verification charges, liens, etc.
 
Riley Argue
 
Offsite Sales Rep.
 
Responsible for lotting and setup of offsite sales
 
Dan Heslip
 
Regional 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 8 years, starting off doing sales in the warehouse and eventually working his way into his role as Sales Manager.
 
Mike Robertson
 
Regional Sales Manager
Brandon, MB
 
As Sales Manager, Mike oversees sales 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.
 
Dan Degagne
 
Regional Sales Manager
Saskatoon, SK
 
Each sales representative at McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. aims to present to potential sellers the appeal of bringing in their items to sell with us through our online platform.
 
Tammy Brenner
 
Accounts Receivable Manager
Emerald Park, SK
 
Oversees cashiers, Accounts Receivables and collections in all locations
 
Nicole Anderson
 
Accounting Technician
Emerald Park, SK
 
Responsible for all trade and consignee payables for Winnipeg and Brandon locations.
 
Evgeniya Matesova
 
Accounting Technician
Emerald Park, SK
 
Responsible for all trade and consignee payables for the Saskatoon location.
 
Elena Reznikov
 
Accounting Technician & Payroll Manager
Emerald Park, SK
 
Responsible for all consignee payables for Regina and the company's payroll and benefits.
 
Tanya Bernard
 
Corporate Finance Manager
Emerald Park, SK
 
Joining McDougall Auctioneers 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, Hannah & 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.

 
Kristy Sveinbjornson
 
Head of Secretarial Remarketing Division
Emerald Park, SK
 
Performs secretarial duties for the remarketing department, from data entry, appraisals, contractual agreements, file organization and answering phones.
 
Curt McChesney
 
SSEA Appraiser
Emerald Park, SK
 
Curt is one of the newer members of the South Sask Equipment Appraisals and McDougall Auctioneers Ltd team. He's excited to be part of the company's growth and has been enjoying introducing the company to clients all over Saskatchewan and further afield.

After finishing high school Curt trained as an agriculture technician at Olds College then spent several years in Australia, where he added to his skills by working as a welder, plumber and general builder. Curt returned to Canada with his wife and young family in 2010 then spent a decade increasing his equipment knowledge by working as an agriculture technician near his hometown of Kelvington, Saskatchewan.

Having bought and sold a wide range of equipment for his ranch and custom combining operation, Curt is ideally suited to accurately appraise a variety of equipment, machinery and other items. Curt enjoys facilitating communication between customers and takes satisfaction in a job well done. His honesty and attention to detail, combined with his down-to-earth approach and agricultural knowledge and expertise, ensures the best possible results for customers.

In his spare time, Curt enjoys working with cattle and horses on his ranch and spending time with his family.

His education history includes the following:

Agriculture Technician (Olds College, AB)
Journeyman Builder (Australia)
Canadian Personal Property Appraiser (CPPAG)
Applied Failure Analysis Level One (Finning Canada)


Curt grew up on a grain, sheep and cattle farm and began helping with the operation at a young age. In the summers between attending college he oversaw the management of a manure injection crew. After moving to Australia, Curt worked as a welder and a water treatment system technician then began building high-end houses. He learned many different aspects of the building trade, including carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, cabinetry, brickwork, concrete work, tiling and landscaping. After moving back to Canada, he worked as an agriculture technician on a variety of equipment, including combines, tractors and semis, while running a ranch and custom combining operation. Curt started working with McDougall Auctioneers Ltd as a sales representative then transitioned to working in the South Sask Equipment Appraisals division as an appraiser at the beginning of 2022.



 
Aleasha Liske
 
Remarketing Secretarial Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
 
Performs secretarial duties for the remarketing department, from data entry, appraisals, contractual agreements, file organization and answering phones.
 
Braeden Spelliscy
 
Operations
Emerald Park, SK
 
Responsible for ensuring the inner workings of each location is operating at peak efficiency in all areas of the business.
 
Breanna Ziegler
 
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
 
Performs administrative duties for the remarketing department, from data entry to file organization and answering phones.
 
Cale Joba
 
MB Offsite Set-up Coordinator
 
Responsible for the coordination and setup of all offsite auction sales in the Manitoba region.
 
Charity Ziegler
 
Executive Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
 
Acts as Executive Assistant performing various administrative and corporate duties for Tam Kostenuk.
 
Chris Harold
 
Operations
Saskatoon, SK
 
Responsible for ensuring the inner workings of each location is operating at peak efficiency in all areas of the business.
 
Danika Taylor
 
Cashier
Saskatoon, SK
 
Responsible for taking payments, creating and printing off invoices and taking customer questions and concerns.
 
Deanna Rowley
 
Remarketing Administrative Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
 
Performs administrative duties for the remarketing department, from data entry to file organization and answering phones.
 
Delo Carlosama
 
Real Estate Rep.
Emerald Park, SK
 
Delo assists the Real Estate team as they work with sellers of Real Estate to evaluate, market and sell their properties by online auction
 
Doug Cross
 
Sales Representative
Emerald Park, SK
 
Each sales representative at McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. aims to present to potential sellers the appeal of bringing in their items to sell with us through our online platform.
 
Dustin Shand
 
Brandon Operations Manager
Brandon, MB
 
Responsible for ensuring operations are running smoothly at our Brandon location.
 
Dwayne Bender
 
Sales Rep.
Emerald Park, SK
 
Each sales representative at McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. aims to present to potential sellers the appeal of bringing in their items to sell with us through our online platform.
 
Erin Jones
 
Cashier
Emerald Park, SK
 
Responsible for taking payments, creating and printing off invoices and taking customer questions and concerns.
 
Hali Johnson
 
Quality Assurance
 
Assists with the quality assurance of all administrative duties for the remarketing department, from data entry to file organization and answering phones.
 
Jamie Francis
 
SK/AB Offsite Operations
Emerald Park, SK
 
Responsible for the coordination and set up of each of our SK/AB offsite sales.
 
Jayme Griffiths
 
SSEA Appraiser
Emerald Park, SK
 
Jayme Griffiths joins the South Sask Equipment Appraisals team with over a decade of experience in the truck and transport industry.

Jayme is a Red Seal certified Heavy Duty Truck and Transport Technician, with several years experience as a Shop Foreman. His passion to deliver an excellent customer experience, as well as his extensive experience estimating a variety of work and equipment, and navigating warranty and insurance claims, brings value to the team.

Jayme enjoys spending time with his family, and has always been passionate about all things motorized including repairing and modifying vehicles, dirt biking, and snowmobiling.
 
Jon Massey
 
Digital Marketing
Emerald Park, SK
 
Tasked with advertising each of McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. events and featured items to various social media platforms, to build brand awareness and increase website traffic. Also in charge of performing quality control checks to help reduce website errors.
 
Jordan Howie
 
Digital Marketing
Emerald Park, SK
 
Tasked with advertising each of McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. events and featured items to various social media platforms, to build brand awareness and increase website traffic.
 
Josh McGillis
 
Yard Personnel
Saskatoon, SK
 
Assists customers with the arrival and pickup of items and ensure that the yard's equipment and items are lotted and organized appropriately.
 
Judy Carrier
 
Telecommunications Agent
Belledune, NB
 
Takes phone calls and directs phones to the correct representative and location based on the customer's needs.
 
Julia Aden
 
Remarketing Administrative Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
 
Performs administrative duties for the remarketing department, from data entry to file organization and answering phones.
 
Kim Noel
 
Advertising Coordinator
Belledune, NB
 
Kim places advertising requests, for all McDougall locations, to many vendors across Canada and into the USA. She also assists in creating the advertising schedules and helps with designing mailouts, faxes and keeps things running smoothly with advertising.
 
Lori-Anne Wolensky
 
Remarketing Administrative Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
 
Performs administrative duties for the remarketing department, from data entry to file organization and answering phones.
 
Mitch Fenske
 
Sales Representative
Saskatoon, SK
 
Each sales representative at McDougall Auctioneers Ltd. aims to present to potential sellers the appeal of bringing in their items to sell with us through our online platform.
 
Perry Bamford
 
Yard Personnel
Emerald Park, SK
 
Assists customers with the arrival and pickup of items and ensure that the yard's equipment and items are lotted and organized appropriately.
 
Prince Cheema
 
Operations
Brandon, MB
 
Responsible for ensuring the inner workings of our Brandon location operates at peak efficiency in all areas of the business.
 
Samantha Dorish
 
Legal Remarketing Division
Emerald Park, SK
 
Assists Tam Kostenuk with title clearance, payout verification and the administration of title verification charges, liens, etc.
 
Tammy Carrier
 
Technical Support Agent
Belledune, NB
 
Provides assistance and maintenance for the technical systems in place. Fixes any daily issues customers have when accessing the website.
 
Todd Sohnchen
 
Operations
Saskatoon, SK
 
Responsible for ensuring the inner workings of each location is operating at peak efficiency in all areas of the business.
 
Vicki Steenkamp
 
Remarketing Administrative Assistant
Emerald Park, SK
 
Performs administrative duties for the remarketing department, from data entry to file organization and answering phones.
 
 
Holly Guitard