40 Under Forty Awards


Alyson Laking (35)

Alyson Laking (35)

I was born and raised in Sudbury ON, growing up enjoying all the great things Sudbury has to offer. I attended the University of Guelph where I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics. I returned to Sudbury and started working for my family business at Laking Toyota. Luckily, I landed in a career that I absolutely love. I am extremely fortunate to gain experience in a variety of roles – Sales Advisor, Financial Services Manager, Service Advisor, Human Resources, and Executive Manager. Each role allowing me to stretch my skills, abilities and thought process. I work closely with staff and Managers at Laking Toyota, Northern Nissan, Imperial Collision and Forest & Lawn Equipment Supply Ltd. I strive to balance my rewarding professional career with my family at home. I have a supportive husband and two young boys ages 5 and 3.

Q: What is the number one thing you are working toward that you haven’t yet accomplished?
A: Following in my parent’s footsteps, I would love to embrace the challenge of a business of my own.

Q: What would be the theme song of your life?
A: Step by Step – Whitney Houston

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The leadership position that I have allows me to have an impact on our employees, our customers and the future direction of our business.

Q: Share something about yourself that others would be surprised to know.
A: I love to bake in my spare time for friends and family.

Q: What makes you proud to be a Sudburian?
A: The people, the sense of community and the opportunities our city has is what makes me most proud to be a Sudburian.