Our Staff

Meet the Team

Chelsea Gilbert

President

Chelsea Davis (formerly Gilbert) has worked at Wheels & Deals since she was 14 years old, where she started washing cars and mowing lawns. Over the years she gradually moved to different positions with in the company, as she finished her Bachelor of Business at UNB. Chelsea is married to Rob Davis and they have two beautiful children, Gilbert & Selena. She loves outdoor activities such as 4 wheeling, snowmobiling and boating as well as playing Hockey!

Alex Gilbert

Vehicle Manager

To say the car business is in his blood would be an understatement, after enjoying an impressive amateur hockey career that included playing in the CCHL with the Brockville Braves, MJHL with the Miramichi Timberwolves, QMJHL with the Bathurst Titan and finishing off his hockey career right back here in Fredericton with the St. Thomas Tommies, Alex decided it was time to hang up the skates and join his father(Jim) in the car business and hasn't looked back ever since.   He now enjoys running the day to day operations with his sister Chelsea. After watching his father grow the business on a simple philosophy, "treat people the way you want to be treated" for years, Alex vows never to stray away from that philosophy. His kids Reese(7) and Charlie(3) often stop by the office to check in on their "daddy" and more importantly give all the staff a good laugh and a little break from work. If you ask Alex how he is able to balance work life and home life he would tell you he couldn't do it without his wife Chelsey, whether she's teaching kids at school or teaching step classes at the gym she is always helping anyone/everyone who is around her. Needless to say whenever Alex isn't at the "Hug Quarters" he enjoys spending time with his family.

John Eliakis

General Sales Manager

A seasoned veteran beginning his second decade with Wheels and Deals, John Eliakis is a born and bred Frederictonian, graduating from Fredericton High School in 1998. He is the longest-tenured sales consultant on the team, and if you ask him for the secret to his success and longevity, he says it's really simple. He believes that focusing on being in the moment with his customers, and really listening to what they have to say is crucial in being the best salesman possible. He loves his job and prides himself on being genuine with everyone who walks into his office, never pushing them to make a rush decision. He feels that people really appreciate that quality, and loving his job makes it easier to connect with every person who comes through his door.

When he is off the clock, John enjoys spending time with his wife Kristine and their two teenage sons. They enjoy hunting, fishing, and four wheeling, while exploring and enjoying the beauty their province has to offer.

Megan Daigle

Customer Care Manager

Megan Daigle joined Wheels and Deals in 2007 as the Service Center Advisor and has since grown with the organization to her current position as Customer Care Manager. She graduated from CompuCollege in 2006 and immediately started working with Jim, Dawna and the Gilbert family. She currently resides in New Market and loves the country life.

Justin Roy

SALES AND FINANCE CONSULTANT - ASST SALES MANAGER

Justin Roy joined Wheels and Deals in November of 2010 as a Sales and Financial Consultant. Although he did not have a background in sales, he brought a strong work ethic and a genuine appreciation of community with him, making him a great fit within the Wheels and Deals family. Born and raised in Harvey, New Brunswick Justin learned to play hockey and left his hometown in 2000 to play his favorite sport in the QMJHL with the Shawinigan Cataracts, and was later traded to the Moncton Wildcats.

He joined the Campbellton Tigers in the MJAHL before returning home where he played for the St. Thomas University Tommies hockey team for five years while obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.

Throughout his teenage and university years, Justin worked with Jones Masonry, and was promoted to foreman after the completion of his degree. His time spent with this company helped him develop great customer service skills which have only been enhanced since working with Wheels and Deals, where customer service is a top priority.

Justin now lives on the Killarney Road with his wife, Jennifer, where he enjoys hunting, fishing, four wheeling, playing hockey and spending time with his family.

Troy Fasquel

SALES AND FINANCE CONSULTANT - ASST SALES MANAGER

The Troy Man Can

Troy Fasquel joined the car business back in his hometown of Minto, New Brunswick and has been a sales and financing professional with Jim Gilberts Wheels and Deals since 2011. A self-admitted country boy, Troy enjoys spending time outdoors, especially on his snowmobile.  His approach to helping customers find the cars of their dreams is simple. He tries to listen and understand their wants and needs, then use his resources to help make their automotive dreams a reality. Troy loves to meet people and make friends, and his easy-going nature makes him an asset to the Wheels and Deals team.

Tony Grant

Sales and Finance Consultant

Tony Grant joined Wheels& Deals in January 2014 as a Sales and Finance Consultant. Tony has a strong background in Sales and Marketing and has been involved in many community events in the Fredericton area making him a good edition to the Wheels & Deals Family. Born and raised in Fredericton, Tony is the youngest of five brothers and has one younger sister. Tony's older brother Danny played thirteen years in the National Hockey League winning numerous awards.    

Tony played hockey at all levels in the Fredericton area and is a two time member of the Fredericton Sports Wall Of Fame as a member of the three time Champion Fredericton High Black Kats from 1972-1975 and as a member of the Eastern Canadian Champion Fredericton Capitals in 1979-1980. Tony got to make his pro debut with the Fredericton Express in 1983 getting to play two games.

Tony was employed with Irving Oil Ltd. as a Sales Representative for twenty five years in Fredericton which gave him a solid background in customer service which makes him a good fit for The Wheels & Deals Family where customer service is a top priority. Tony lost his wife Janice to breast cancer in 2005 and raised his two beautiful daughters Brittany, 22  and Hayley, 21  ;who he is so proud of.

Tony enjoys hockey, golf and cross country skiing in his spare time and also enjoys his volunteer work as a member of Fredericton Sports Investment  for the past 20 years which is made up of 40 directors in the Fredericton area who have raised over 3 million dollars to benefit kids to play sports.

Jared Hill

Sales and Finance Consultant

Jared Hill is a born Frederictonian, playing AAA sports since he was a kid in Fredericton, continuing on into Junior A and then into the senior hockey league as he got older.  He is a licensed plumber and pipefitter by trade but switched careers to car sales early 2016 so he could stay in Fredericton and be close to what matter most, his family. He is married to Allison and has 3 beautiful children, Emma, Sophie and Jaxson.

Corey Thomas

Sales and Finance Consultant

Corey Thomas joined our Huggable team in May 2016, with his bright charismatic personality his customers find him a joy to deal with. He currently resides in Fredericton with his wife Brittany. Away from the office Corey enjoys the gym and spending time with his dog Kevin.

Paula Breckon

Sales & Finance Consultant

I'm very excited to be here at Wheels & Deals after spending my entire career in the broadcast industry. For yearsI entertained folks in morning radio in both Halifax and in Fredericton, I've met so many people and have been fortunate to be an active member of the Fredericton community. I still love doing charity and community work and beleive in helping others and that won't stop.

I love all types of music and consider myself and expert in "pop culture." As well, I have been involved in sports in both Fredericton and Oromocto for years. Most notably as part of a long-standing woman's softball league.

I'm also a mom of two teens and have recently adopted a Toy Poodle who is doing quite well despite his not so great start in life.

I would love to help you with any and all of your vehicle needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Greg Evans

Sales & Finance Consultant

Greg moved to New Brunswick in 2005 from Ontario. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years before entering the car business. Greg has been in the business now for about 12 years and selling for the past 5 years. Greg is a down to earth guy who is really knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

Greg Lives in Gagetown now ith his girlfriend Melody and enjoys boating, skiing, carpentry and especially helping you find your next vehicle

If you want a great no pressure experience with a knowledgeable professional, give him a call anytime or drop him a line.

Jesse Daigle

Licensed Technician

Jesse joined Wheels and Deals in 2007 as one of our Licensed Technicans, he is currently our Sechnican with over 15 years of experience in the automotive trade. He currently resides in New Market and enjoys the country life with his wife Megan(Customer Care Manager).

 

Tim Lacey

Licensed Technician

Tim joined Wheels and Deals in 2008 as an automotive technican, he has since grown to be one of our licensed technicians with over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. Tim currently resides in Queenstown and enjoys hunting and the outdoors.

Greg Wood

Reconditioning Technician

Greg joined our Reconditioning Team in 2013 as our Buffing Technican. He currently resides in Noonan and enjoys the outdoor life.

Zane Finnegan

Reconditioning Technician

Zane joined Wheels and Deals in 2016 as part of our reconditioning team. He is one of our Reconditioning Technicans, he currently resides in frederiction and enjoys bowling and the outdoors.

Pat Carpenter

Comptroller

Pat Carpenter has worked in the automotive industry for over twenty years, and began working at Wheels and Deals in February of 2011 as Comptroller.  She has two children, Ryan and Sarah, and enjoys attending their sporting and recreational events.  In her free time she enjoys reading, cross stitching and four-wheeling.

Jesseca Dunphy

Vehicle Purchasing Co-ordinator

Jesseca graduated from Compu College in 2007 and joined the Wheels and Deals team as the Executive Administrative Assistant immediately after writing her final exam. She has grown along side the company to her current position as the Vehicle Purchase Co-ordinator. Jesseca currently lives in Penniac with her husband Carter and her fur baby "Oscar", where they enjoy activities involving the great outdoors and spending time with her friends and family. 

Jodi Murdock

Administrative Assistant

Jodi has been with Wheels & Deals since August 2015 covering a Maternity leave as the receptionist. She was thrilled with the opportunity to reamin with the company once the year was up and moved into the position of the Administrative Assistant. Jodi loves being part of the Wheels & Deals family and takes great pride everywhere she goes representing the business.

Jodi and her husband Marcus have two wonderful Children, Emma who is now attending college and Alex who is in his last year of middle school. Jodi loves nothing better then to be on the side lines at her sons football games or in the audience of her daughters dance recitles. Everyone knows where she is when she's in attendance at any sporting event!

Jessica Coughlan

Reception

Jessica joined the Wheels and Deals team in 2013 as the part time receptionist and later became the full time receptionist. Jessica currently lives in Durham Bridge where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Krista Thibault

Concierge

Krista joined the Wheels and Deals tean as Concierge in 2009. Krista is everybody's go to girl and keeps the building in tip top shape. Krista currently lives in Lincoln with her son Bentley, who sure knows how to make her smile. Krista in her spare time enjoys recreational outdoor activities and spending time with her friends and family. 

Nick Jagoe

Customer Service Assistant

Nick Jagoe, joined Wheels and Deals in Feburay 2015 as our Customer Care Assistant. He has been a bright addition to our Huggable family, he currently resides in Fredericton and loves cycling and the gym.

David Sharp

Director of Technology

David Sharp has been with Wheels and Deals since 2007 and currently supports the business’s communications, data, and media presentation infrastructure. He provides maintenance and repair to all of their equipment and leased hardware, as well as software support to all of our staff. His interest in film and photo editing have led him to invest in updating his knowledge on new software programs and techniques, which he uses to  produce our Customer Satisfaction videos, and commercial production such as radio and Facebook advertisements. There is never a dull moment for Dave, and his eye for detail and free-flowing creativity make him an important part of the Wheels and Deals family.

Dawna Gilbert

Vice CEO

For 38 years, Jim and Dawna Gilbert have been earning their reputation as Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer.  Being different and going the extra mile for their customers, Jim and Dawna have built a loyal customer base and a thriving business which now includes their son Alex and daughter Chelsea in the operation. They continue to raise the bar for the auto dealer community with more huggable cars and more selection—plus more of the personal  touches that Wheels & Deals has become famous for—at their state of the art hug quarters located on five acres of fabulous in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Jim Gilbert

CEO

For 38 years, Jim and Dawna Gilbert have been earning their reputation as Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer.  Being different and going the extra mile for their customers, Jim and Dawna have built a loyal customer base and a thriving business which now includes their son Alex and daughter Chelsea in the operation. They continue to raise the bar for the auto dealer community with more huggable cars and more selection—plus more of the personal  touches that Wheels & Deals has become famous for—at their state of the art hug quarters located on five acres of fabulous in Fredericton, New Brunswick.