This really is the best team to help with all of your Power Sports and Power Equipment needs! If you've had a positive experience with our team that you would like to share, please visit our testimonials page! Your feedback is very much appreciated, we also understand that there is always room for improvement.
Norm Zulps - General Manager
I started out on a Honda Z50 at a very young age with my two brothers, and have enjoyed riding motorcycles and ATV’s ever since. I obtained my motorcycle license and first street bike at 18, and have been riding on and off ever since. My career experience has been largely in Automotive Dealer Management positions, though I spent several years in Construction Management as well. I was offered the fantastic opportunity of the GM position here at VI Honda which drew myself and family from Kelowna to the Island. Having grown up in North Vancouver, coming back to the coast feels like coming home. I am looking forward to exploring the beautiful areas and roads of the island on two wheels, and to help our customers with all of their Power Sports and Power Equipment needs.
Tony Orlando - Sales Associate
I have been riding since I was 10 years old and have only armor all'd the seat once. I have been involved in the customer service industry since I graduated and started selling motorcycles in 2001. The first bike I purchased was a 750cc Honda Interceptor - I have owned mostly sport bikes but now enjoy day trips on the Gold Wing. I also enjoy the water. In the past I competed in stand-up jet ski and now I love spending the day on the boat with the family.
Alicia McLean - Sales Associate
I started as a customer of VI Honda and worked my way up to Sales Associate in 2016. I'm a die-hard Honda fan and defied all sensibility by riding my 1983 Honda CM250 across the country, down the eastern seaboard and back. If that doesn't prove the durability of the brand, I don't know what can! I love being surrounded by bikes, working with our awesome team and learning from customers.
Tyler Phan - Controller & Business Office
I started my career in accounting at Hub City Fisheries and later moved on to customer service at Moores. I believe my current position here is ideal for me because it allows me to help customers with their financing needs and to also keep our books in check. Personally, I never thought of myself as someone who would take an interest in riding, until I started working here. Who can turn down riding when you're surrounded by such beautiful bikes each day? Definitely not this guy! In that respect, I immediately got my license and started riding with no regrets. Ever since then I have met a lot of wonderful customers and have been able to relate to all of them.
Phil Clark - Sales Associate
The goal is lifelong pursuit of recreation. I grew up in Sidney BC engulfed in the islands and waters of the Salish Sea. My first Honda was a 1986 4 stroke 10 hp outboard (bar none the most reliable motor I have ever owned). In 1993 I moved to the Rockies to pursue a career as a ACMG guide and big mountain skier. After 12 years of thumping through the mountains on dirt bikes, quads and snowmobiles (and a few too many injuries) it was time to come home to the Island. From 2008 to 2016 I owned and operated a very successful bar here in Nanaimo. In order to facilitate a better work/play balance I have joined the amazing team at VI Honda Powerhouse. My passion is our Island and all the outdoor activities it has to offer. My goal is to share my passion and get as many people as I can out exploring and enjoying powersports in a fun, safe manor and to ignite their passion.
Taylor Tremblay - Parts Associate
My love for motorcycles began on the dirt, first getting my own full size bike at 15. After a few years I got myself a dual sport/supermoto and loved the convenience of riding where ever, whenever. Riding supermotos' I gained a love for twisting asphalt and travelling, which eventually lead me to get my current Superbike. Right out of highschool I took VIU's Motorcycle and Marine Technician program, though it took a few years before I decided to work in the industry, I have always enjoyed maintaining, modifying and of course riding bikes. My favourite thing about powersports is the shared passion and connection of all those who ride.
Jerry Mawdsley - Parts Associate
Even though I have been selling Honda Parts since 1971, I am not that old. No one is that old! [Jerry enjoys coming to work everyday and takes pride in doing his job well. There is more to him than meets the eye and you can bet he will make sure that you get looked after!]
Logan Schamehorn - Parts Associate
I may be the youngest on the team, however bikes of all kinds are in my blood. I am currently going to Vancouver Island University for computer sciences and I believe that there is no better place I could be working right now. I have been on two wheels for my entire life and nothing makes me happier than helping others enjoy their bikes as well. When I'm not sleeping, I'm riding a bike and I am currently in the process of getting my motorcycle license.
Frank Carroll - Service Advisor
I started riding gas powered 2 wheel vehicles way back in the late 60's - lawn mower engine powered modified Fox mini trail bikes and got my first street legal bike back in the mid 70's. I started working in the motorcycle industry on the Lower Mainland in 1980. Since then I have worked and managed all departments in a motorsport shop including the general manger position. Through the late 80's until the early 90's I was heavily involved in managing a number of road racers & road race teams. Over the years I have ridden all sizes and styles of motorcycles, mostly large street, some dual sport, off road, and ATVs. I moved to the Island from the Lower Mainland 10 years ago and don’t plan on going back.
Vince Zadworny - Technician
Vince Likey Motorcycles. Vince Ridey Motorcycles. Vince Fixy Motorcycles. Vince is Groot. [Apparently Vince also enjoys Marvel Movies ie. Guardians of the Galaxy - great movie! You may not see much of Vince as he is in the Service Department, happily working with his tools to service, maintain, and repair everything from outboards to generators, to motorcycles and ATVs. When Vince is not working on bikes, he's riding them!
John Prest - Lot Technician
John has been riding motorcycles since 2006. He started out riding dirt bikes, and shortly after realized he liked working on bikes almost as much as he did riding them. John went to school and found employment at a shop in North Vancouver, which eventually led to him to pursuing his apprenticeship here at VI Honda. He enjoys riding tight single track or Enduro style riding.