Meet our Team

Donnie Armstrong
Donnie Armstrong
General Manager

Donnie has had the pleasure of working in the Automotive Industry since 2001, throughout Atlantic Canada and in Ontario, where he was a key person in the growth and successful operations of Ontario's Largest Used Car Dealership before moving back home to Nova Scotia, to work as an owner/operator of an independent used vehicle dealership in the valley, and most recently as the General Manager at Auction Direct . Donnie makes it his personal commitment to strive to make sure all customers are treated in a fair and respectful manner. Having been born and raised in Berwick NS, Donnie is now proud to have the opportunity to raise his two sons along with his wife in his home town. When not working, Donnie can almost always be found volunteering with various community organizations within the valley and spending countless hours on the soccer pitch, and in the rinks as a volunteer and coach for children's local teams.Donnie has had the pleasure of working in the Automotive Industry since 2001, throughout Atlantic Canada and in Ontario, where he was a key person in the growth and successful operations of Ontario's Largest Used Car Dealership before moving back home to Nova Scotia, to work as an owner/operator of an independent used vehicle dealership in the vall...Read MoreRead Less

Shawn  MacEachern
Shawn MacEachern
Sales Manager

Judy  Ann Broader
Judy Ann Broader
Business Manager

I was born and bred in Newfoundland, but moved to the Halifax area in 2016 when my husband accepted a new position here. Not long after I began working with the great team at Auction Direct. Auction Direct provides a great atmosphere and morale for all its employees and customers while still remaining professional, which is why I love it here so much. The staff are not only co-workers but friends, always eager to help in any way. I bring years of experience in sales and customer service. My philosophy has always been to treat customers the way I would like to be treated. In my spare time I run a home based cupcake business, enjoy the outdoors and have a laugh with family & friends.I was born and bred in Newfoundland, but moved to the Halifax area in 2016 when my husband accepted a new position here. Not long after I began working with the great team at Auction Direct. Auction Direct provides a great atmosphere and morale for all its employees and customers while still remaining professional, which is why I love it here s...Read MoreRead Less

Dean Cook
Dean Cook
Business Manager

Alan  MacDonald
Alan MacDonald
Sales Person

I joined the team at Auction Direct in 2016 after having worked as an Insurance Underwriter for many years. One of the greatest skills I have learned is the art of listening. It is this skill that enables me to satisfy my customers wants and needs. An avid car enthusiast, I took a hands on approach to repairing my own vehicles - often under the supervision of an older brother or an uncle who were both Journeymen Auto Mechanics. I am a lifelong resident of Nova Scotia, born in Halifax and spent my formative years growing up in the West-end of Halifax. I coached youth soccer for many years, having participated with two local Clubs. I am a past Director of the CISL Soccer League and former Head Coach of the Clayton Park Junior High (CPJH) School's Girls A Soccer team. I eagerly look forward to providing all my past and future customers with the very best automotive buying experience possible. With Auction Directs terrific brand promise and huge inventory I am 100% confident that I can get you on the road in the right vehicle for you! I joined the team at Auction Direct in 2016 after having worked as an Insurance Underwriter for many years. One of the greatest skills I have learned is the art of listening. It is this skill that enables me to satisfy my customers wants and needs. An avid car enthusiast, I took a hands on approach to repairing my own vehicles - often under t...Read MoreRead Less

Natalie  Bugden
Natalie Bugden
Sales Advisor

Natalie connects with her clients ans has a true passion for helping people. This is evidenced by her "No Pressure" approach and her repeat customers and referrals..."the highest compliment a sales person can receive"...Natalie comes from a background of more than two decades of banking and finance. When she is not serving her clients, she can be found on her boat with family or on many scenic trail in Nova Scotia. Natalie connects with her clients ans has a true passion for helping people. This is evidenced by her "No Pressure" approach and her repeat customers and referrals..."the highest compliment a sales person can receive"...Natalie comes from a background of more than two decades of banking and finance. When she is not serving her clients, she can be f...Read MoreRead Less

Rob Wetmore
Rob Wetmore
Sales Consultant

Ryan  Blackburn
Ryan Blackburn
Sales Advisor

Monique  Leslie
Monique Leslie
Sales Consultant

I'm the German girl with the funky hair and accent. Born and raised in Germany, I am fluent in this awesome language. It may sound angry and loud, but I promise that most really are quite the opposite. I joined the Auction Direct team at the beginning of 2018 and I love it!Coming out of a hospitality and retail world, sales seemed like the next awesome challenge for me. There are never two days the same and there's always new people to meet. I love working with and meeting new people. I am an avid animal lover! My house is home to all sorts of exotic critters. From your usual furry friends, to the slithering or eight legged freaks, you name it, I probably shared my home with it. Currently my husband and I have two very vicarious cats, one overly happy purebred mutt, three perma grin leopard geckos and two stunning ball pythons. I really enjoy body art. From tattoos and piercings, to funky unique hair and nail art. All in moderation, but I am not nearly done yet. I believe that having fun, enjoying life, doing what you want will only enrich life. You only have one life to live; might as well love it how you want it.I'm the German girl with the funky hair and accent. Born and raised in Germany, I am fluent in this awesome language. It may sound angry and loud, but I promise that most really are quite the opposite. I joined the Auction Direct team at the beginning of 2018 and I love it!Coming out of a hospitality and retail world, sales seemed like the next...Read MoreRead Less

Christine Payne
Christine Payne
Accounting Department

Hi, I'm Christine Payne and I have been employed at Auction Direct for the past three years, working in the Accounting Department. I'm originally from Newfoundland but have resided in Nova Scotia for the past thirty years. During this time, I have been fortunate to have experienced working in different facets of business (Manufacturers, Oil & Gas, University, Advertising companies) and I have gained considerable knowledge in understanding how businesses operate. Starting with Auction Direct was completely new territory but I always enjoy a challenge and working here has been rewarding. We take great pride in providing the public with vehicles at a fair price along with expertise from our sales and financing team. Thank you for helping our company grow into a dependable business where helping our customers is our top priority.Hi, I'm Christine Payne and I have been employed at Auction Direct for the past three years, working in the Accounting Department. I'm originally from Newfoundland but have resided in Nova Scotia for the past thirty years. During this time, I have been fortunate to have experienced working in different facets of business (Manufacturers, Oil & G...Read MoreRead Less