Glen moved to Fort McMurray from Calgary in the summer of ’65 with his siblings and parents (who started the business). Glen has been involved in the family owned business for 45 years, looking after the maintenance department as well as helping oversee the operations of the entire company. Glen is fortunate to work beside his wife Marilyn, who is the VP of Finance. In his spare time, Glen enjoys the great outdoors, either snowmobiling, boating or quading. Fort McMurray has been very good to our family and that’s why we say we are here to “solve problems – make friends”.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Tim is one of the owners of Young Motors. He has been in the vehicle rental business for over 35 years, “As a family business it is our primary focus to look after our employees so they can provide exceptional service to our valued customers”. Tim loves Fort McMurray and has called this city home for 50 years. His wife, Lesa, and their 2 children are very active in the community. It is important to Tim to give as much to Fort McMurray as it has given to us.
Marilyn was born in Edmonton and moved to Fort McMurray in 1967 with Mom, Dad and 9 siblings. After graduating from Peter Pond High School, she married Glen in 1975, which meant she was marrying into the Family Business – “Young Motors – Hertz Car & Truck Rentals”. Marilyn worked full time, compressed work weeks for Canadian/Air Canada at the Fort McMurray Airport, and at the same time working at the Family Business in various capacities, eventually taking over the Accounting Department in 1984. Upon retiring from Air Canada in 2000 after 26 years, she was able to work full time beside Glen, Tim, Lesa and all the staff at Hertz Car & Truck Rentals. “Fort McMurray, our business and our fleet was growing, and with many long hours and sacrifices we built who, what, and where we are today! Fort McMurray is -The GREAT WHITE NORTH! It’s a Place I call Home!”
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Lesa moved to Fort McMurray from Virden, Manitoba in 1987, making a commitment to stay for 1 year! She worked in the dental field fulltime for 18 years before starting at Young Motors after Tim and her were married in 1991. In 2006 she came to work in the family business permanently and hasn’t looked back since. She has totally embraced Fort McMurray and what it has to offer. Lesa is a strong believer that a community is what you “make of it”. She has always been very involved with several community groups which she finds very rewarding. Lesa loves all the outdoor activities that are available to us such as golfing, baseball, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, curling, etc. Lesa and her family consider themselves very fortunate to live here.
Jeff has been with Young Motors since 2014 and has over 10 years of experience in the vehicle rental industry. He is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. Jeff’s favorite part about living in Fort McMurray is the Birchwood trails.
Michael is originally from Grand Falls-Windsor Newfoundland but has lived and worked in Fort McMurray since 2002. Spending 11 years in the automotive industry and 5 years in an Account Management position gives Michael a unique knowledge for the position of Business Development Manager. Not only does he know our products extremely well, he has a great understanding of our clients’ needs and how we can assist in their day to day operations. Whether it is fleet rentals or maintenance programs, Michael is here to assist in developing solutions that work best for our clients. Michael’s favorite things about Fort McMurray are the beautiful summers and outdoor activities.
Melissa moved to Fort McMurray in 2013 from Newfoundland, and like many, now considers Fort McMurray home. Although she hasn’t worked with Young Motors for long, Melissa started at our airport location, and has now moved into the Corporate Accounts Coordinator position. When she isn’t working, Melissa enjoys taking in all Fort McMurray has to offer with her daughter!
Nicole has been with Young Motors since 2010 where she began at the front desk learning about our customers wants and needs for their rentals. She quickly moved into the Corporate Sales position and has since spent her time working and meeting with customers to discuss their rental needs and developing fleet maintenance plans that best suit their operations. Nicole is originally from Guysborough Nova Scotia and is a proud “Bluenoser” and St Francis Xavier University graduate. In her 5 years in Fort McMurray Nicole has most enjoyed her participation in extracurriculars such as the local Slowpitch league, The Oilsands Curling Club and getting involved in the community with her participation in Rotary, the Fort McMurray Youth Justice Committee and the Leadership Wood Buffalo program.
Sharon has been with Young Motors since 2007. She is an Operations Manager with over 30 years of experience with the Hertz brand, across 5 Canadian provinces. She is originally from Kensington, Prince Edward Island. Sharon’s favorite part about living in Fort McMurray is the outdoor activities.
Gerald has been with Young Motors since 2009 and has over 30 years of experience in the automotive maintenance field. He is originally from Vegreville, Alberta. Gerald’s favorite parts about living in Fort McMurray are the great outdoors and the hard working people who live here.
Originally from Twillingate, Newfoundland, Darren moved to Fort McMurray and joined the Young Motors team in April 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS in 2004. Darren has worked as an accountant for over 11 years and is currently working towards his CPA Designation with the Alberta Accountants Unification Agency. In his current role, Darren assists the Vice-President of Finance in overseeing the Accounting Department and among other things, oversees the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and IT staff in their day-to-day activities