Hi, I’m Stu Boyd, owner of Boyd Automotive & Tire. My parents tell me I’ve been in the business since I was about 3 years old, always trying to fix things (although mostly just taking things apart in the early years). Once out of high school, I managed to secure an apprenticeship at a Ford dealership. I stayed there over 17 years and worked my way up to become their lead diagnostic technician.
I am happily married to Terri (Theresa) for over 20 years and have 3 wonderful kids: Megan, Josh, and Rachel. My family is my main hobby and we are actively involved in our church. I do enjoy working with anything mechanical, as well as riding dirt bikes with family and friends. Family camping trips are the way we spend most of our summer vacation time.
Theresa (Terri) Boyd
I’m Terri Boyd and co-owner of Boyd Automotive & Tire with Stu, who I have been married to for over 20 years. My background is in nutrition and food service management. I worked at the St. Catharines General Hospital until our children came along. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with our children and now that they are older, I do the bookkeeping for the business and keep Stu in line. I love to bake, camp, and go geo-caching!
In 2002 we succumbed to the desire to operate our own repair facility and in October of that same year, Boyd Automotive was born. Here we are, many years later, and now Boyd Automotive & Tire is a well–respected repair facility in the Niagara region.
ASSISTANT SERVICE MANAGER
Hello, I am Sandra Wiley, Assistant Service manager here at Boyd Automotive. I bring to the table many years of customer service experience in the automotive industry. What brought me to Boyd Automotive is the warm and family based environment here. And I want you to feel like an old friend when you come in for service.
I grew up in Jordan Ontario. Following graduation from Brock University, I have spent my adult life living in St. Catharines. I love living in Niagara and enjoy the six degrees of separation always running into “someone you know” in the area. I have a passion for gardening and vacationing south in the winter. I have been nicknamed the “crazy cat lady” as I have three rescued cats as pets. I enjoy relaxing in my backyard and watching retro 80’s movies.
Neal Van Lankveld
I consider myself a “Jack of all trades and a master of none,” but not for long; my goal is to become a Master Technician.
I was born and raised in St. Catharines. I graduated high school, then worked full time for RONA until 2010 when I got into the automotive trade. I’ve been a student at Niagara College pursuing my apprenticeship since then and started the hands-on potion of my apprenticeship at Boyd Automotive & Tire April 2011.
My hobbies are gaming (PCs and systems), playing guitar, upgrading my computer constantly (building rigs), modifying my own vehicle, and taking my dog for hikes.