Born and raised on the East Coast, the New Brunswick native Natasha has literally spent her entire professional career with BMW and MINI. In 1994, at the age of 19, Natasha left home to attend the Canadian Automotive Institute in Barrie, ON. Upon graduating in 1997 she was hired by BMW’s head office, formerly located in Whitby, ON, as a ‘Finance Customer Service Rep.’ However, not one to shy away from a challenge, Natasha quickly took a higher up position in the Funding department of BMW Finance. In 2002, Natasha decided to associate herself with the brand new MINI Canada division where she became a rep for the Experience Centre. For those unfamiliar with how Endras BMW came to be, it was originally owned by BMW Canada, called ‘The BMW Experience Centre,’ and located in Whitby. The dealership was then relocated to Ajax, named ‘BMW Durham,’ and eventually ‘Endras BMW’ as the Endras family took over only a few years ago.
Not one to stay in the same spot for a long time, Natasha made the move to BMW Pre-Owned Sales. She admittedly found the 6 month stint selling used BMWs quite a challenge. Coming to the realization that Pre-Owned wasn’t her cup of tea, Natasha finally found her groove upstairs selling New BMWs. In the Spring of 2007 Natasha took a twelve-month maternity leave to give birth to a beautiful baby daughter, only to come back to work with a new title and under new management. The Endras Family had taken over from the Quinn’s and Natasha was named ‘Business Manager.’ After 4 successful and enjoyable years helping people finance new BMWs, Natasha recently decided she was up for yet another challenge and decided to become the MINI Durham Sales Manager – a position that suits her perfectly, not only for her extensive experience, but since she was one of the very first MINI Canada reps in 2002. Coincidentally, MINI Canada is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this Thursday.
Natasha’s hobbies include reading french novels, performing arts and crafts with her daughter and rollerblading along the lake. Things she has never attempted in her life are sky diving, deep sea diving, or heli skiing. Not that any of that matters of course. When taking a much needed break from her continually hectic job, there’s no place Natasha likes more than the tropical South. More specifically, resort vacations with her family in Punta Cana or Mexico. She’ll then focus only on finding her inner zen by turning off all communication devices for the entire vacation. A gutsy move that definitely isn’t for the faint of heart or angry bird addict.
Even though Natasha drives a gorgeous 2012 Alpine White 535i xDrive M Sport, she’s often seen sneaking out in a MINI Coupé on weekends. Specifically, our most prized blue MINI Cooper S Coupé that we take out to our ‘on the spot test drive events.’ When we asked Natasha about upcoming MINI events she told us to sit tight as she’s currently coordinating the summer schedule. However, she did guarantee us that it’ll be festival filled with more local appearances than ever before.
At the end of the day it is the coaching and teamwork that keeps a smile on Natasha’s face. “I’ve got an incredible MINI team to work with and I’m excited for what 2012 has in store.”And as she sits in her glass corner office she can’t help but feel like she’s running her own little business. And why shouldn’t she? With more finance, managerial, and sales experience than we could dream of, we couldn’t see a position that is better suited to Natasha position than head of our MINI dealership. We wish the MINI Durham team a thrilling and successful year as we look forward to joining them at the numerous planned local MINI events!
MINI Sales Manager
Telephone: (905) 619-5538