Meet the Team

Gordon Aulenback: Owner Profile Photo

Gordon Aulenback

Owner

Gord became a motorcycle enthusiast back when Yamaha was first starting to get popular in Canada.  An avid cross-country and motocross racer, he used that same energy to start G.A. Pitt Stop in 1974.  That name changed to G.A. Checkpoint a couple of years later and Gord grew the company to one of the largest … Continued

Brendan Keys: Profile Photo

Brendan Keys

General Manager

Brendan started in the marine business in 1989 after emigrating from Dublin Ireland. After 9 years in the marine retail sales he moved on to Yamaha Motor Canada where he focused on dealer development and sales in Western Canada.Brendan enjoys his summers at the lake with his family on his pontoon boat powered by Yamaha. … Continued

Bob Light Profile Photo

Bob Light

Port Moody Store Manager

Bob got caught-up with motorcycles back in the “60’s” and never got over it.  He started with the company as a partsman in 1976.  Having also enjoyed the awesome sports of snowmobiling, and ATVing and the boating world through the years, Bob still loves to camp and ride with family and friends. Contact Bob at: bob@gacheckpoint.com or (604)461-3434

Ed Wagstaff Profile Photo

Ed Wagstaff

Abbotsford Store Manager

Contact Ed at: Ed@gacheckpoint.com or (604) 854-3440

Pat Hazard Profile Photo

Pat Hazard

Service Manager - Port Moody

In 1981 Pat moved to Vancouver from a small town in Quebec to work at G.A. Checkpoint as a mechanic. He is now the service manager for motorsports and marine division. When Pat is not working he enjoys spending time at his horse ranch with his wife April and dreaming about vintage Yamahas. Specifically the … Continued

Mac Siwocha Profile Photo

Mac Siwocha

Motorsports Sales - Port Moody

Contact Mac at: mac@gacheckpoint.com or (604) 461-3434

Charlie Smith Profile Photo

Charlie Smith

Marine Sales - Port Moody Store

Marine Sales- Port Moody Team Contact Charlie at: charlie@gacheckpoint.com or (604) 461-3434

Nick Tannen Profile Photo

NIck Tannen

Marine Sales - Abbotsford Store

Marine Sales –  Abbotsford Store. Contact Nick at: nick@gacheckpoint.com or (604)854-3440

Krysta Keys Profile Photo

Krysta Keys

Motorsports Parts & Acc. - Port Moody Store

Krysta started working for the company in 2010 in the parts & accessories department. Prior to coming to Checkpoint she had worked for Yamaha Motor Canada for 5 years teaching kids riding dirt bikes at the Yamaha Riding Academy. Besides boating, dirt biking, riding atvʼs and snowmobiling in the winter. She enjoys spending as much … Continued

Bonnie Wunderlich Profile Photo

Bonnie Wunderlich

Motorsports Parts & Acc.

Bonnie joined G.A. Checkpoint in 2008 and originally assisted Pat in the Service Department. She is now in the parts and accessories and doing a great job. In the summer Bonnie loves dirt biking, boating and in the winter she loves carving fresh lines in deep powder on her snowmobile. Contact Bonnie at: bonnie@gacheckpoint.com or … Continued

Matt Profile Photo

Matt Jung

Parts & Accessories - Abbotsford Store

Parts & Accessories – Abbotsford Team Contact Matt at: mattj@gacheckpoint.com or (604) 854- 3440

JP Beaudreault: Motorsports Technician Port Moody Store Profile Photo

JP Beaudreault

Motorsports Technician Port Moody Store

JP has been with the company since 1996. When he is off work he rides his customized Road Star 1600 or his downhill mountain bike and also practices Mix Martial Arts. In the winter he enjoys snowboarding and snowmobiling.

Gary Hausknecht Profile Photo

Gary Hausknecht

Marine Technician Port Moody Store

Gary has been with G.A. Checkpoint since 1980. He initially started as a motorsports technician but shortly after fully devoted his his talent to the marine department. He is now one of the most experienced and most respected marine technicians in the country.

Jamie Westfall: Marine / Motorsports Technician Port Moody Store Profile Photo

Jamie Westfall

Marine/ Motorsports Technician Port Moody Store

Jamie started with us in 2001 as a motorsports technician, and now works in the marine division. Jamie enjoys Hot Rod Magazines and riding his Yamaha Road Star 1600. He also likes racing heavily modified lawn tractors.

Mike Galati Profile Photo

Mike Galati

Motorsports Technician Abbotsford Store

Motorsports Technician – Abbotsford Store

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