Staff

  • Sunny Rathore

    Sunny Rathore

    General Manager

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    Sunny Rathore

    Sunny Rathore

    General Manager

    Hire Date 4/8/2016 – Sunny was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina. He says his favorite part about this beautiful state is the lakes. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his son Everest. He also enjoys basketball, and the Spurs are his favorite team. The New Orleans Saints, of course, are his favorite football team.

  • Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

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    Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 10/18/2021 – Desirae is an Austinite who loves the food scene here. She enjoys trying new dishes and checking out all of the latest restaurants so she’s grateful that Austin has such a variety of culinary places to go. She also can’t get enough of the live music here, especially when coupled with lovely patio sitting areas and good meals. If she could travel anywhere, Desirae would choose Greece thanks to all of the picturesque images she’s seen of it, and stateside, Desirae is a fan of Colorado. She once went there with her family and her son and they had the best time enjoying all kinds of activities and the wonderful nature. As of 2021, Desirae added a furbaby to the mix, a sweet mini Dachshund named Thunder.

  • Daniel Aguirre

    Daniel Aguirre

    Front Counter Sales

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    Daniel Aguirre

    Daniel Aguirre

    Front Counter Sales

    Hire Date 10/31/2016 – Daniel has been an Austin local since 2006. For seven years, Daniel used to commute solely by biking the city, and still rides when he can! He enjoys downtime at home with his girlfriend and their awesome Basenji look-a-like mutt. With Daniel and his girlfriend being quite the Netflix aficionados, he says “If it’s on there, we’ll give it go.” Someday, Daniel would like to visit Big Bend, because it’s one of the biggest National Parks AND it’s in Texas! Win-win.

  • Joseph An

    Joseph An

    Finance Manager
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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    Joseph An

    Joseph An

    Finance Manager
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 7/7/2017 – Joseph was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He lived in NYC for 5 years before moving to Austin in 2016. When he’s not working, he loves spending time with his wife and son, reading, working on his 01′ Honda S2000 and spending time outdoors! His favorite quote that he feels is important for work and family is “If you don’t quit, you will never fail.”

  • Emma Anderson

    Emma Anderson

    Assistant Event Coordinator

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    Emma Anderson

    Emma Anderson

    Assistant Event Coordinator

    Hire Date 02/03/2023 – Emma was born and raised in Denton, Texas with her two siblings and moved to San Marcos after high school to attend Texas State University. When she’s not working, Emma enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, Charlie (aka her BFF!). Charlie loves doing everything with Emma like soaking up the sunshine, going on walks, going out to eat, and taking a trip to Starbucks every Saturday for a “pup cup”. Emma also enjoys exploring new parks and trails in Austin, spending a night in the city with her friends, trying new restaurants, and attending as many events as she can at the Moody Center. Emma’s favorite meal is lasagna, especially her mom’s homemade recipe, and her favorite restaurant is Bar Peached because she can enjoy both pork buns and fries. Emma grew up listening to The Chicks and they are her favorite band of all time. She even got to see them perform at ACL Music Festival in 2022! FUN FACT: Emma grew up dancing and playing the violin. While she doesn’t do as much dancing anymore, she can still play some beautiful tunes on the violin!

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 4/6/2015 – Ana graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a Bachelor in Food Service Management, she later transitioned to the Automotive industry in 2015 when she was looking for change and growth. Ana believes in treating people the way you want to be treated and uses her positive attitude and sparkly energy to give clients a world-class experience. Ana is bilingual in English and Spanish and is currently teaching her children to be bilingual as well. Ana’s greatest pride was the birth of her first child in July 2016 and the arrival of her twins in December 2018! Two of her favorite Holidays are Halloween and Christmas. Who doesn’t love dressing up in cool costumes and decorating? Every year Ana makes sure she does not miss the trail of lights held in December in Austin, TX. FUN FACT: During a private dinner in Kittery, Maine, Ana served former President, George W Bush. As she poured the wine, she was nervous and overfilled the glasses, but he was so kind that he just laughed.

  • Luis Angel

    Luis Angel

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

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    Luis Angel

    Luis Angel

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 10/12/2017 – Luis moved to Austin from Mexico City, and really enjoys living here. He likes spending time on the ocean, and his hobby is keeping aquariums.

  • Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Accounts Payable

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    Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 12/18/2023 – Maria was born and raised in Mexico, and she loves living in Austin for the awesome festivals and beautiful nature scenes to take long walks in. At home, she has a Pomeranian named Princess. FUN FACT: Maria is a huge fan of the Hunger Games movie series!

  • Justin Baiko

    Justin Baiko

    Analytics Engineer

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    Justin Baiko

    Justin Baiko

    Analytics Engineer

    Hire Date 03/06/2023 – Justin comes to us from Round Rock, Texas, and this is his first job in the automotive world! His favorite food is pineapple pizza, and if he could travel to any destination, he would choose Space. At home, Justin has 2 dogs.

  • Marcos Barrera

    Marcos Barrera

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2019

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    Marcos Barrera

    Marcos Barrera

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 7/2/2018 – Marcos was born and raised in Austin. He enjoys playing basketball and playing video games. His favorite games are Call of Duty, NBA 2K, and any Madden games. Marcos’ mom and brothers both work at First Texas Honda as well!

  • Nina Barrera

    Nina Barrera

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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    Nina Barrera

    Nina Barrera

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

    Hire date 8/24/2011 – A true Austinite! Nina is a fun, charming, cheerful, friendly, generous, honest, hard-working person. Practically any positive descriptive adjective that exists, belongs to her! She loves spending time with her boys, her favorite movie is The Notebook, and she loves Italian food. Her favorite celebrity is Sandra Bullock and her favorite sports team is the Texas Longhorns! (Hook ‘Em!). The one thing she is proud of is being the person she is today! Nina has three sons who also work at First Texas Honda!

  • Trey Barstow III

    Trey Barstow III

    Sales Coordinator

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    Trey Barstow III

    Trey Barstow III

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 10/25/2023 – Trey was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. While he loves living in Austin, he’ll always stick to his roots when it comes to sports, as he is a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers. Trey’s favorite restaurant is Raising Cane’s and his go-to order is the box combo, substitute coleslaw for extra sauce, butter on both sides of the bread, and an ice-cold sweet tea. At home, Trey has a shepherd mix named Chester and his favorite movie is The Prestige.

  • Mike Bartz

    Mike Bartz

    Sales Consultant

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    Mike Bartz

    Mike Bartz

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 03/24/2023 – Mike is native to Austin, Texas, and he loves the wide variety of food options here. His hobbies include riding his motorcycle and going on hikes with his dog – an adorable Blue Merle Aussie named Blitz! Mike’s favorite band is The Amity Affliction, and although he’s a fan of all kinds of foods, shrimp scampi is definitely at the top of his list. Mike has been to Las Vegas and says it is the best vacation he has taken thus far! He absolutely loves to travel and hopes to visit the basalt rock columns of Iceland in the future. Some will say that Mike can be a little pretentious, and he would love to have dinner with a duplicate of himself to see if that is really the case. As for a few more top picks, Mike’s favorite movie is Shutter Island, he loves the song “15 Pieces of Flare” by The Amity Affliction, and his favorite video game is any Soulsborne game. FUN FACT: After meeting him, it may come as a surprise to find out Mike is very into piano/orchestral music and listens to it daily.

  • Rita Bautista

    Rita Bautista

    Warranty Payables

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    Rita Bautista

    Rita Bautista

    Warranty Payables

    Hire Date 02/20/2023 – Rita was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Carrollton, Texas. She always had her eyes set on building a career in the automotive industry and she is excited about this opportunity with CAG! She has been doing photography for 6 years, and in her free time, she enjoys taking pictures for her small photography business. This includes family pictures, portraits, and even car photography. Rita enjoys taking photos of any occasion and building cars with her dad. Her very first car was a 1988 Toyota MK3 Supra that she was able to build and restore with her dad’s help, and he also taught her how to drive a manual. When it comes to food, Rita enjoys trying out new places to eat! She loves sushi, but nothing beats a home-cooked meal by the best cook in the world – her mom. Rita’s favorite place to travel to is southern Oklahoma, and she enjoys visiting their state parks and going on hikes among the pine trees. Rita also loves hitting up the small towns and finding all of the hidden gems they have to offer.

  • Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

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    Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

    Hire Date 1/27/2020 – Haley spent most of her childhood living in New Jersey and Missouri before moving to Austin, Texas in 2013. She joined CAG in 2020 as a receptionist for one of the dealerships and now works for Macho Marketing, the internal marketing agency for CAG! Currently, Haley is attending college to earn her degree in Public Relations. Her favorite thing about Austin is that you can always find something new and cool to do, and there are plenty of yummy restaurants to try. Haley enjoys all kinds of music but tends to gravitate towards songs released before 2010 – music was just better back then. She does love Ariana Grande, however, because there’s no denying her amazing vocals. When asked who her hero is, Haley chose her parents because, despite the hard circumstances they both went through, they always put her well-being first. In her free time, Haley enjoys being with her boyfriend and their two cats, Ducky and Teddy, who are best friends and believe they are in charge.

  • Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

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    Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Jacki was born and raised in El Paso, TX. Looking for more adventure and opportunities, she officially began calling Austin home in 2004. Jacki now has 3 sons who keep her life very interesting and extremely busy, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! In their spare time, they like to hang out with their “giant” Chihuahua mix, Marley (another boy), going to the greenbelt, hitting up music festivals, farmers markets, and exploring all that Austin has to offer. One day Jacki hopes to travel the world.

  • Justin Boddeker

    Justin Boddeker

    Sales Consultant

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    Justin Boddeker

    Justin Boddeker

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 01/17/2024 – Justin hails from good ol’ southern California! His hobbies include playing the drums and lifting weights, and he roots for the Houston Astros. Justin has been to Ireland before and has aspirations to go back because the beautiful scenery is next level. FUN FACT: Justin has 4 pets at home! He has two dogs, a border collie named Tux and a Dalmatian named Tally, and two ball python snakes named Indy and Captain.

  • Mark Bond

    Mark Bond

    Tire Specialist

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    Mark Bond

    Mark Bond

    Tire Specialist

    Hire Date: January 2019 – Mark was born and raised in Derry, New Hampshire, and made it to Austin, Texas in September 2014. His favorite thing about Austin is undoubtedly the weather, the number of awesome breweries, and the overall vibe of the city. Mark’s career in the automotive industry began in 2004 after his baseball coach provided him with an opportunity and he realized how much he enjoyed cars. Fast forward to now, Mark still loves working in the automotive world and being part of the First Texas Honda team! In his free time, Mark is an avid runner, lifter, and outdoorsman who also has a passion for crafting beer and traveling. He has traveled to many cool destinations and is especially proud that he got to check Australia and New Zealand off his bucket list with his wife in 2019. Next on Mark’s list of places to hit up? St. Maarten for his and his wife’s five-year wedding anniversary! When it comes to music, Mark will tell you that Our Last Night, Atreyu, and Bullet for My Valentine are the best rock/metal bands out there. Don’t be fooled – Mark is also a huge fan of country music and loves listening to works by Dierks Bentley and Jason Aldean.  As for some more favorites, Mark’s top-pick meal is Shephard’s Pie, his favorite movie is “Airplane!”, and he roots for the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and Austin FC. His favorite songs are always changing, but at the moment, Mark is loving “Tired of Winning / Ships in the Night” by Nothing More. FUN FACT: Mark loves cooking and baking!

  • Dan Boone

    Dan Boone

    Compliance Manager

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    Dan Boone

    Dan Boone

    Compliance Manager

    Hire Date 2/19/2021 – Dan Boone is a third-generation auto industry professional. He is the son of a former Houston car dealer who handled many different makes from the late ’60s to the mid-’90s. Dan has worked full time in the auto industry since his graduation from the University of Texas in 1985. He has experience in every automotive department and even spent some time with a manufacturer, too. Dan originally joined the CAG team in April of 2004, which gave him the opportunity to move back to the Austin area and to be closer to his Longhorns. During the spring and summer, Dan can often be found at Disch-Faulk field supporting the home team! Customer satisfaction is Dan’s primary goal, stating, ‘My job is making my customers happy.’ Dan has worked with many lenders over the years and has developed the relationships and the expertise to help make his customer’s dreams a reality.

    Dan’s Favorite Book: Raintree County by Ross Lockridge, Jr.
    “Raintree County is the great American novel. James Mitchner spent several pages on it in his biography, “The World is My Backyard.” This book is set before, during, and after the Civil War. It weaves a compelling story of love, youth, heroism, duty, sorrow, freedom, and family. Every moment with this book is a treasure.”

    Dan also enjoys the writings of Craig Symonds – a historian who makes history truly come alive. From Symonds, Dan would recommend “The Battle of Midway, ” heavy with stories of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice.

  • Joel Borrego

    Joel Borrego

    Technician Top Gun 2014

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    Joel Borrego

    Joel Borrego

    Technician Top Gun 2014

    Hire Date 7/20/2006 – Originally from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, Joel moved to Austin in 1985, and started with First Texas Honda shortly after in 1986. Part of the earlier crew at First Texas Honda, Joel was among the very first porter/detailer/courtesy shuttle driver/runners ever hired! For a brief period of two years, Joel left but came right back to the CAG family, now, totaling over 30 years here! When Joel lived in the valley, he would make frequent trips to the gulf coast beach and misses that since he’s been in Austin, but still makes time to visit semi-often. While Joel is away from work, he enjoys camping, fishing, and biking. He also loves going to movies and restaurants with his three daughters, the younger two – twins, and getting to spend time with his 3 grandsons. Joel has already been over to Hawaii, and hopes his next big vacation will be down to Costa Rica!

  • Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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    Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

    Hire Date 6/28/1993 – Jennifer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but it wasn’t long until she moved to the great state of Texas! She moved to the Austin area her freshman year of high school in her glory days where she was an undercover basketball star. She now resides in Pflugerville, Texas with her husband Keith, daughter Briana, son Keanu and her two interesting cats. In her spare time, she likes to cook and spend time with family. She also likes daydreaming about John Travolta, and one day meeting John Bon Jovi. She loves Italian food and hopes to one day travel to Italy. Her favorite aisle at the grocery store is the produce section and she has a love for chili peppers. Her favorite time of year is Autumn. Although Jennifer and her kids attended the same high school, they still think she’s the coolest mom ever. Aside from her curly red hair and an unmistakable laugh, she has other great assets that contribute to making CAG the company it is today.

  • Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach
    Top Gun 2022

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    Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 5/2/2022 – Before moving to Austin, Joseph spent his whole life living in Hawaii and California. While he is new to the area, he is very excited to be in Texas for this next chapter of his life! In his spare time, Joseph enjoys all outdoor activities, discovering and trying new restaurants, going to the movies, and traveling to new places with his longtime girlfriend and their two Pomeranians, Grizzly and Milo! One day, Joseph would love to visit Portugal because he is half Portuguese and is very interested in seeing where his grandparents immigrated from. FUN FACT – Joseph is a huge fan of the Las Vegas Raiders and Golden State Warriors!

  • Dylan  Brandys

    Dylan Brandys

    Valet

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    Dylan  Brandys

    Dylan Brandys

    Valet

    Hire Date 02/20/2023 – Dylan is from El Paso, Texas, and his favorite musical artist is Jon Foreman. His favorite book is Transfigured from Darkness to Light by Charles Shamp.

  • Maddie Brantley

    Maddie Brantley

    Finance Assistant

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    Maddie Brantley

    Maddie Brantley

    Finance Assistant

    Hire Date 01/30/2023 – Maddie’s hobbies include doodling comics and cartoons, and she loves Chipotle. Her favorite musical artist is Orville Peck, and if she could travel to any destination, she would choose Barcelona so she can experience the culture and beautiful architecture. At home, Maddie has a boston terrier named Niko!

    Maddie’s favorite book – The Giver by Lois Lowry

    “I love dystopian themes in novels and this one is a classic that I can read over and over again!”

  • Lupe Briceno

    Lupe Briceno

    Transfer Driver

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    Lupe Briceno

    Lupe Briceno

    Transfer Driver

    Hire Date: 3/12/2012 – Lupe is from Lockhart, TX and she then moved to Austin to attend Crockett High School. True to her Texas roots, she’s a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and UT Longhorns. She loves spending quality time with her family and loves to barbecue.

  • Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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    Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 7/8/2019 – Sherry was born in Houston and later spent 21 years out in Big Spring, the “Crossroads of West Texas”. For nearly 30 years she’s been doing title work and accounting. When she’s not working, Sherry likes to spend time with her family, which includes 3 kids, all married, and 7 grandkids. She also likes to play mind games, like puzzles and word puzzles, and watch sports–especially if it’s the Astros, Cowboys, or pro golfers, Tiger and Jason Day. Sherry is also a huge animal person. She currently has Ellie, a Cavachon (a mix of Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Bichon frise). Sherry suspects that Ellie may have more spaniel in her mix, as she’s an extremely playful and energetic little dog!

  • Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Sales Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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    Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Sales Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 6/22/2015 – Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Mike lived in 11 states and 13 cities before his family settled in St. Louis, Missouri when he was 14. Mike started a successful environmental hazardous waste emergency response business and moved the headquarters to Southern California, where he owned an operated two different businesses with over 300 employees. Mike has an MBA and is the holder of three different patents. Mike moved his wife (an entrepreneur), son (a senior at Vandegrift High School with plans to attend The University of Colorado, Denver), and a dog (a 7-year old Beagle) to Austin in 2009 to start a small oil and gas production company utilizing one of his process patents that increases output from existing marginal wells using green technology. Selling the company and patents to a major petroleum company in 2014 allowed Mike to move in an entirely different direction. Most recently, Mike was the Internet Sales Director and one of the top sales producers for another local dealership. Mike has always been a car guy, restoring and enjoying the classics.

    Mike’s favorite book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    “A great World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption.”

  • Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    Technician
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2018

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    Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    Technician
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 6/15/2015 – Chris was born in California and moved here from Houston. He is an Air Force brat, so he has lived all over the world. Germany is the most memorable place he’s lived, and he even speaks a bit of the language. Don’t try to make him choose a favorite beer; he likes all of it.

    Chris’s Favorite Book: The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
    “Teaches lessons in a story, easy comprehension level.”

  • Diego Burgos

    Diego Burgos

    Sales Consultant

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    Diego Burgos

    Diego Burgos

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 04/24/2023 – Diego is originally from Venezuela and loves Austin for its gorgeous hiking trails. He loves sushi and his favorite song is Yonaguni by Bad Bunny, who also happens to be his favorite artist. Diego once traveled to Aruba and notes it to be his favorite vacation thus far. Next on his list is Spain so he can try authentic paella and see a Real Madrid vs Barcelona soccer game! If he could invite anyone to dinner, Diego would choose Warren Buffett, and at home, he has an adorable car named Cookie. FUN FACT: Diego has been told that his homemade Arepas are out of this world!

    Diego’s favorite book – Personality Isn’t Permanent by Benjamin Hardy, PhD

  • Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Chief Marketing Officer

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    Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Hire Date 1/14/2003 – Suzette grew up in a once little town near Austin, Texas called Dripping Springs. She started working for the Continental Automotive Group at the age of 17 as a receptionist where she met her husband, Andrew Burrow. After being a receptionist, she then bounced around CAG, and today she works as the Chief Marketing Officer for all of CAG! If you can’t get enough of her from the informative videos on the web, then you can often find her at Matt’s El Rancho, her favorite Mexican food restaurant in Austin.

    Suzette’s Favorite Book: First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham
    This was one of the first books I read when I was a new manager. It helped me so much. My only regret is that I didn’t read it sooner.”

  • Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    Director of Business Development

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    Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    Director of Business Development

    Hire Date 7/24/2017 – Born and raised in San Antonio, Lisa arrived in Austin in May 2017. She has a BA in Organizational Communication and Sociology, and when she’s not working, she enjoys being with her three dogs, attending film and music festivals, and spending time with family. Lisa is quite the adrenaline junkie, and someday she plans to run with the bulls in Spain! FUN FACT: Lisa was voted class clown in high school.

    Lisa’s Favorite Book: Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
    “Top 3 Reasons:
    1. “The first hour of your day matters. A lot.” – Elrod
    2. I credit this book for kicking a bad “snooze alarm” habit
    3. Sage + practical tactics to transform your life, one morning at a time.
    #riseandshine”

  • Gaby Byrd

    Gaby Byrd

    Sales Consultant

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    Gaby Byrd

    Gaby Byrd

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 4/13/2021 – Gaby is from Houston, Texas. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, painting, listening to Cuco, and grabbing a bite to eat from Red Ash. One day, Gaby would like to visit New Zealand and check out the beautiful landscapes. At home, Gaby hangs out with her cat named Bayou and her German shepherd/husky mix dog.

  • Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

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    Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

    Hire Date 11/21/2020 – Emily is from Campbell, California. She loves taking photos, cooking, and could easily eat tacos every single day of the week! Emily’s mom is her hero and she’s thankful that she has shown her how to be strong in every way possible. As a sports fan, Emily cheers for the San Francisco Giants and the Portland Trailblazers. There are a lot of places she’d like to travel with her camera in hand, including Iceland, Thailand, and Greece. At home, Emily enjoys spending time with her two kittens, Willow and Marlon.

  • Alex Carranza

    Alex Carranza

    Sales Consultant

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    Alex Carranza

    Alex Carranza

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 12/19/2022 – Alex is originally from Wisconsin, and he has been working in the automotive world since 2021. He has a French Bulldog named Baxter Boba Alexson who he enjoys going on hikes with. Alex’s hobbies also include playing golf & disc golf, gaming, reading, and playing the ukulele and keyboard. He loves Terry Black’s BBQ for its crazy good desserts, and he’ll tell you that the new Honda Pilots are pretty neat. When it comes to music, Alex’s favorite artists are Redbone, Ramon Ayala, and Jason Mraz.

  • Ryan Cartisser

    Ryan Cartisser

    Express Service Advisor

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    Ryan Cartisser

    Ryan Cartisser

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 01/03/2024 – Ryan is originally from Coachella, California. He enjoys hiking and exploring new places with his family as often as he can, and at home, he has two dogs who are the same age – Hoss (Belgian Malinois) and Titan (Pitbull). Ryan also enjoys kicking back with a good movie, and his top pick would have to be Step Brothers. FUN FACT: Ryan and his wife raise chickens in their spare time!

  • Pablo Castro

    Pablo Castro

    Technician

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    Pablo Castro

    Pablo Castro

    Technician

    Hire Date 2/26/2015 – Pablo was born in Mexico and then moved to New Mexico at the age of 11, where he grew up. When he turned 23 he met his current wife, Angelica Castro and got married in the winter of 1998. They moved to Austin, TX in 2000 where his love of working on cars continued to grow. Pablo started to work at First Texas Honda in 2002, and worked here for 6 years where he learned a lot about Honda vehicles. He then decided to make a change in his life and left for another adventure. He has now returned, and this time to stay! When he is not at work he likes to spend time with his wife and kids (Krystal and Luys). They love to go to parks, bbq’s and outside festivals.

  • Cres Celestino

    Cres Celestino

    Sales Manager

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    Cres Celestino

    Cres Celestino

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 8/8/2007 – Cres is originally from Austin, Texas, and he began working in the automotive world in 2007 after a good friend convinced him to. Fast forward to now, and he is delighted that this is the route he chose! In his free time, Cres enjoys spending time with his family and shooting skeet. He will tell you that the New Moody Center is the best spot for concerts, and his favorite artist at the moment is Post Malone. When it comes to food, Cres will never say no to Dan’s Hamburgers, and Negril Jamaica is the best place he’s ever vacationed to. When asked who his hero is, Cres’ chose his mother and father because they taught him the importance of hard work and persistence. As for a couple more favorites,  Cres’ top-pick movie is Vision Quest and he roots for the New York Yankees. FUN FACT: Cres served in the US Army and played softball overseas for the Army!

    Cres’ favorite book – Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

  • Julia Chaparro

    Julia Chaparro

    HR Admin Assistant

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    Julia Chaparro

    Julia Chaparro

    HR Admin Assistant

    Hire Date 01/22/2024 – Julia is from El Paso and moved to Austin in 2017 to be closer to her family. In her free time, she enjoys getting dressed up to go out to eat and take pictures with her friends. Julia has been to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, and notes it to be the best place she’s visited thus far. In the future, she hopes to hit up Zanzibar, Africa for its beautiful waters. At home, Julia has a cat named Benjamin who is the sweetest lad!

  • Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

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    Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Ana is originally from California but has been living in Austin since 2007. She has a young daughter who is the light of her life. When she’s off, her and her daughter spend quality time together and enjoy walking along the greenbelt and hiking. Ana loves chocolate and would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if she could!

  • Jose Cienfuegos

    Jose Cienfuegos

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012

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    Jose Cienfuegos

    Jose Cienfuegos

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012

    Hire Date 9/2/1997 – Jose is a veteran of the Continental Automotive Group. He grew up in a small town in Guerrero, Mexico, and has lived in Austin for more than 20 years with his wife and three children. Jose’s favorite vacation was when he and his family went to Disney World. Jose enjoys going to church on Sunday, playing volleyball and soccer, and watching the Mexican national team games.

  • Luis Cienfuegos

    Luis Cienfuegos

    Master Technician

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    Luis Cienfuegos

    Master Technician

    Hire Date 5/13/2017 – Luis really loves to play soccer! He generally plays forward, and plays every chance he gets! He also enjoys going walking, hiking, and bass fishing – catch and release, only. Luis also really likes to go kayaking downtown, and hopes to get his own kayak soon. He currently goes to ACC for general studies while he tries to figure what he’d like to do later in life.

  • Roberto Cintron Balado

    Roberto Cintron Balado

    Express Service Advisor

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    Roberto Cintron Balado

    Roberto Cintron Balado

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 12/11/2023 – Roberto grew up in Boston and made his way to Austin, Texas in 2018. He has been in the automotive business since he was 16 years old, and over the years, he’s learned that cars have unique personalities and characteristics. He’ll tell you that the rewarding feeling that comes with making a vehicle perform better never gets old! Outside of work, Roberto enjoys playing basketball, attending racetrack events, fishing, and hiking through the beautiful hill country with his family. He also loves chill days at home where he can play his favorite game of many years, Gran Turismo. When it comes to food, Roberto will never turn down an invite to Salvation Pizza and his favorite food is steak and cheese subs.

  • Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 4/12/2021 – Nio is from Houston, and he is a big fan of the energy and the weather in Austin. He’s looking forward to doing whatever he can to help clients make their dreams a reality. Anytime he’s not working, Nio is likely writing and creating music for his artist persona, Nio Sevens. He’s conquered a lot internally over the span of 2020 and is thankful to be able to see himself as his own hero these days. Nio never tires of eating meals like mac & cheese and salmon, listening to Kendrick Lamar, and playing Apex Legends on PS4. He wants to travel to Seattle one day, and believes that the ’08 Phoenix Suns were the best of the best when it comes down to sports teams. Overall, energy is everything to Nio, and he always wants to give out energy at the same level of what he expects in return–reciprocity is mandatory in life.

  • Zach Clark

    Zach Clark

    Service Advisor

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    Zach Clark

    Zach Clark

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 6/8/2019 – Zach was born and raised in Austin. When he’s not working, you can find him at the gym, playing with his German shepherd Gamora, hiking the Canyon Trail, sleeping, enjoying a hearty laugh, and enjoying long romantic walks to his fridge. Zach is always eager, ready, and happy to help customers and goes the extra mile to make sure they are taken care of. He also spends some of his time helping others by training them in the gym. FUN FACT: Zach’s favorite movie is Deadpool.

    Zach’s favorite book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson
    “Really gives you perspective on how you should handle certain things and how you should take less things serious.”

  • Zane Clark

    Zane Clark

    Technician

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    Zane Clark

    Zane Clark

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/9/2017 – Zane was born and raised in Austin. He has two pitbulls that he loves to take to the beach. Zane dreams of Formula Drifting, and his favorite movie producer is Hayao Miyazaki.

  • Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Accounting Clerk

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    Debbie Clifton

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 6/29/1992 – Debbie was born and raised in Texas, and came to Austin in 1984. Debbie has been in the car business since 85′ and is grateful to have been with CAG since 92′. She loves getting to travel around and visit her son, who is a Master Sergeant in the US Airforce. He has been stationed in Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Guam, and Korea, so she has had some great trips while visiting him! Debbie enjoys all of the time she gets to spend with her 5 grandkids, and has very happy memories of getting to watch her oldest grandson play baseball and watch him and his teammates grow up together. The one thing she is looking forward to more than anything, even more than her own retirement, is the retirement of her son from the Airforce, so that he can move back home.

  • Mark Cobern

    Mark Cobern

    Maintenance Director

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    Mark Cobern

    Maintenance Director

    Hire Date 11/27/2006 – Mark owned his own general contracting business and worked for Mr. Hardeman and the Continental Automotive Group for many years before becoming a full time employee in November 2006. Mark says that during his time as a contractor he noticed what a wonderful company this was, and he wanted to become a part of the team. Mark has been the Maintenance Director for many years now. Mark plays the keyboard and organ for a Christian rock band at his church, The Journey. Mark has been into music since he was a teenager and also plays the bass guitar, guitar, and drums. Mark’s musical talents have led him play in several bands throughout the years: from rock and roll to country and now Christian rock! Besides his music, Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, watching movies, and spending time with his family.

  • Romario  Colunga

    Romario Colunga

    Express Technician

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    Romario  Colunga

    Romario Colunga

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 01/04/2023 – Romario is originally from Ciudad Juarez, and he began working on cars at a young age at his dad’s alarm and car audio shop in Mexico. He enjoys working on cars, so he decided to make it a career! In his spare time, Romario enjoys attending any hot spots in Austin with great music. When asked what his favorite food is, Romario replied “walnut shrimp from Panda Express… numnumnum!”. He has vacationed in Puerto Rico in the past and notes it to be a very delightful visit. In the future, Romario would love to visit Japan and indulge in its vast culture. His hero is definitely his mother because she is his hero and has the sweetest soul. While he doesn’t play video games anymore, Romario says he’ll beat anyone 1v1 on Call of Duty or Smash Bros. As for some more favorites, Romario’s top-pick movie is Reservoir Dogs, his go-to song is “Feel The Breeze” by Sticky Fingers, and he roots for the Santos Laguna F.C. FUN FACT: Romario has a kitty cat named Zeus!

  • Carlos Contreras

    Carlos Contreras

    Design Center Consultant
    Top Gun 2017

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    Carlos Contreras

    Carlos Contreras

    Design Center Consultant
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 5/23/2013 – Carlos was born and raised in Mexico. He came to Austin in 2006, and since has found a passion for serving customers! He loves taking pictures of his adorable Shih Zhus, Leo and Lola. Carlos is extremely friendly, loving, and energetic. You can find him strutting around First Texas Honda, chatting with customers and colleagues, brightening everyone’s day!

  • Francisco  Corpus Jr.

    Francisco Corpus Jr.

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Francisco  Corpus Jr.

    Francisco Corpus Jr.

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 04/12/2023 – Francisco loves living in Austin, and his passion for cars has no bounds! His desire to learn and grow in this business drove him to join the First Texas Honda team, and he is excited to see what this new chapter brings.

  • Michael Correa-Hernandez

    Michael Correa-Hernandez

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Michael Correa-Hernandez

    Michael Correa-Hernandez

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 08/01/2023 – Michael was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Outside of work, you can find him playing video games, listening to music, and discovering new restaurants to eat at. He’s been to South Padre Island and notes it to be the best vacationing spot. In the future, Michael hopes to visit Rome so he can check out all the fantastic museums. FUN FACT: Michael’s favorite movie is Blade Runner 2049!

  • Yasmina Cortes

    Yasmina Cortes

    Receptionist

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    Yasmina Cortes

    Yasmina Cortes

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 01/18/2024 – Yasmina is a huge fan of being outdoors and spends much of her free time swimming, hiking, and going on picnics. She loves living in Austin because there is so much diversity, and she is constantly learning new things and meeting people with unique backgrounds. Yasmina’s favorite restaurant is Ramen Tatsuya, and when it comes to sports, she roots for the Texas Longhorns. She loves beaches and hopes to visit Hawaii soon for the beautiful scenery.

  • Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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    Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 11/16/2020 – Yvonne is a born and raised Austinite. She loves traveling and has been to nearly half of the US for comic cons and plain fun! She visits NYC every year to visit friends and check out more areas around the city that she didn’t see the time before. Apart from getting to see the rest of the United States, Yvonne would also like to visit Japan and experience the culture there. Yvonne is a big fan of the original Pink Power Ranger and Wonder Woman for how they express girl power and positivity – true heroes. She spends her free time watching WWE, comedy and horror films, enjoying a bowl of fresh fruit with lemon lime salt or a great meal at Red Lobster, and hanging out with her two chihuahuas – Rudy and Bronx. FUN FACT: Yvonne is a true comic con aficionado. She has worked alongside talent agents and celebrities at these events including various members from Power Rangers, Wrestlers, Star Trek, Star Wars, voice actors, and many more!

  • Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017,
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

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    Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017,
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 3/29/2007 – Brian is a local boy and a Round Rock High School Dragon (class of ’96). He has four kids of his own now, and spends his time outside of work playing board and computer games with the children, particularly Monopoly and Warcraft. Brian also enjoys spending ample amounts of time with his wonderful wife.

  • Tyler Crim

    Tyler Crim

    Master Certified Technician

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    Tyler Crim

    Tyler Crim

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 3/29/2018 – Tyler is an Austinite. He enjoys cooking, dancing, and singing. He also enjoys working on cars, even when he’s not at work.

  • Julie Crist

    Julie Crist

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2013

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    Julie Crist

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2013

    Hire Date 6/10/2002 – Ms. Jackson was born in Kerrville, graduated from Hayes High School, and lives in Manor with her dream car. She likes to spend free time fixing up this prized vehicle. Julie has not yet taken on the responsibility of pets or houseplants. She is an Aquarius and likes music. The last show she saw was the ‘Hard Luck Heroes’ at Headhunters.

  • Sonya Crowell

    Sonya Crowell

    Accounts Payable

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    Sonya Crowell

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 01/02/2024 – Sonya is from San Diego, California. She enjoys doing Jigsaw puzzles in her free time, and when it comes to food, she’s a huge fan of lasagna. Sonya’s favorite movies are Hunt for Red October and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and she has an adorable pitbull named Bailey.

  • Cici  Cruz

    Cici Cruz

    Title Clerk

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    Cici Cruz

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 01/22/2024 – Cici is originally from San Marcos, TX. Her favorite movie is Elf, and in her free time, she enjoys visiting San Antonio to spend time with her friends and family. At home, Cici has a dog named Oscar Jay (aka “OJ”)!

  • Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

    Hire Date 6/10/2021 – Jonathan is an Austinite who enjoys kicking it with Simba, his Shar Pei/lab mix. His favorite place to get a meal in Austin is hands-down, Sway, a Thai restaurant that should definitely be on your list to check out if you haven’t tried it yet. Most of the traveling that Jonathan’s done has been to see family, however he really enjoyed a trip to Colorado Springs where he vacationed for the sake of taking a vacation. One day, he hopes to add Los Angeles and New York to the list, with the main motivation being art – per movies and museums! In his free time, Jonathan likes to play video games on his PC and Xbox, and his favorite movie is Mad Max Fury Road.

  • Matthew Curran

    Matthew Curran

    Transportation Manager
    Top Gun 2021

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    Matthew Curran

    Matthew Curran

    Transportation Manager
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 5/4/2015 – Matthew was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and raised here in Austin, Texas. His favorite part about this city is the live music venues and ever-changing weather. Matthew’s love for old-school cars and learning everything he can about cars inspired him to join the automotive industry in 2015. Fast forward to now and he hasn’t looked back! Matthew enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Ivonne, and taking their dog on walks together. He is also a huge Texas sports fan and roots for the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans. Matthew is part Korean and would love to travel to South Korea to visit family that he hasn’t seen in ages.  If he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Allen and Naji here at First Texas Honda. FUN FACT: Matthew’s sons, Andrew and Roland, have worked here in the past.

  • Don Dahlstrom

    Don Dahlstrom

    Finance Manager

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    Don Dahlstrom

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 4/27/2021 – Don is from Bellingham, Washington. He’s no stranger to the automotive world–he’s been in it for over 40 years now, and put simply, he likes playing with cars! Away from work, Don enjoys tinkering around the house, grabbing a bite to eat from Torchy’s Tacos, golfing, hiking, biking, and spending time with his two daughters and granddaughter. Don enjoys listening to music from 80’s “hair bands” with a pinch of Arianna Grande in the mix–although his top song pick is “When it’s Love” by Van Halen. At home, Don enjoys lounging around with Charlie, the cat. FUN FACT: Don would love to travel to Germany to drive on the autobahn one day!

  • Josh De Ford

    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 6/1/2021 – Josh is from Kingman, Arizona, and proudly roots for the Arizona Coyotes. If Josh’s not doing graphic design projects on the side for fun, you can likely spot him at a hockey game, hiking, listening to podcasts, or testing out a new camera lens. While he doesn’t play any video games, he’ll admit that Flappy Bird was boss. Josh enjoys long walks to the kitchen to happily devour pasta dinners, seafood, and sushi. His favorite song is anything and everything that’s sung by Niall Horan. FUN FACT: Josh grew up in Calgary, Canada. Don’t be alarmed if you happen to hear him drop an “eh” every once in a while!

    Josh’s Favorite Book: And The Good News Is… by Dana Perino
    “I picked up this book in high school, and it transformed how I viewed pursuing my professional career. Before I had finished the book, I had already accepted my dream position at the time which indirectly jumpstarted a career in freelance graphic design work that paid for most of my college tuition for the next 5 years. Those opportunities all sprouted from “And The Good News Is” giving me the confidence to say ‘yes’ to a rather scary job offer at such a young age.”

  • Jon DeLeon

    Jon DeLeon

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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    Jon DeLeon

    Jon DeLeon

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 2/16/2022 – Jon was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, and his favorite thing about living here would have to be his amazing friends and family! He has been working in the automotive industry for 14 years due to his love for cars, fixing things, and helping people in general. When he’s not at work, Jon enjoys riding/working on his motorcycle, BMX, skateboarding, painting, and playing the drums. When it comes to music, Jon loves it all, but his top genres are metal, punk rock, and hip hop. The best vacation Jon has been on thus far was when he traveled to New Orleans, but he would love to visit Japan one day to experience their culture. At home, Jon has two adorable Lab/Weimaraner mixes named Tank and Whiskey. FUN FACT: Jon can fold his tongue into the shape of a clover!

  • Jesus  Diaz-Chairez

    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Transportation
    Top Gun 2016

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    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Transportation
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 5/31/2016 – Jesus is from Mexico, and moved to Austin to be closer to his family. In his spare time, he plays soccer and video games, particularly FPS games.

  • Jose Ulysses Dominguez

    Jose Ulysses Dominguez

    Service Coordinator

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    Jose Ulysses Dominguez

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 04/10/2023 – Ulysses is native to Austin, and he enjoys going out for nights on the town. He also enjoys playing a wide variety of PC video games with his friends. If you’re looking for a place with delicious food, Ulysses recommends his uncle’s food truck, CJ’s Tacos! At home, Ulysses has a chihuahua named Chiko and a Yorkshire Terrier mix named Dexter.

    Ulysses’ favorite book – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Johnathan Escobar

    Johnathan Escobar

    Sales Assistant

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    Johnathan Escobar

    Johnathan Escobar

    Sales Assistant

    Hire Date 09/11/2023 – Johnny was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and he has been working in automotive since 2020 due to his fondness for cars. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and watching movies in his free time. Johnny loves living in Austin because it is the live music capital of the world!

  • Joseph Espinoza

    Joseph Espinoza

    L2 IT Specialist

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    Joseph Espinoza

    L2 IT Specialist

    Hire Date 10/1/2019 – Joseph was born and raised here in Austin. He loves that there is a variety of things to do and that there’s something here for everyone. In his free time, Joseph likes to go trail running through the greenbelts like Barton Creek and play drums per metal and math rock genres. Joseph has a 2013 Honda Civic SI and he enjoyed making suspension and chassis performance upgrades. One day, Joseph would like to travel the world starting with the Swiss Alps! Joseph has big dreams and he has a plan to achieve them. He would like to become a successful investor–successful enough to become a philanthropist, to be exact.

  • Sarah Fairchild

    Sarah Fairchild

    Billing Clerk

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    Sarah Fairchild

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 04/10/2023 – Sarah is originally from Fullerton, California, but spent some time living in Maine before making her move to Texas. She has previous experience working in automotive sales and is now thrilled to be joining CAG! In her free time, Sarah enjoys going on drives through the hill country and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite food is sushi, but she loves restaurant recommendations and is always open to trying new places. In the near future, Sarah plans to visit Nice, France, and is super excited about that trip! Next on her list is either Japan or Australia. At home, Sarah has 2 cats and 2 dogs. 1 of each is on the older side, but that doesn’t stop them from having lots of energy!

  • Aline Ferreira

    Aline Ferreira

    Videographer

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    Aline Ferreira

    Videographer

    Hire Date 12/7/2020 – Aline (ah-leen-E) was born in Boston and raised in Austin. This is her first time in the automotive industry, and she’s happy to be learning and having first-hand experience with automotive filmmaking. Outside work, Aline enjoys hanging out with family and friends, singing at karaoke nights, being outdoors, traveling, and playing with Lylla, her Rottweiler puppy mix whom she adopted from APA! Aline’s favorite meal is the chicken pesto from North Italia, and speaking of food – Italy is one place at the top of her travel list thanks to the divine dishes available there. Second on her travel list is Greece, to live out her Mamma Mia fantasies! Around Austin, Aline’s favorite thing is the people. She loves that everyone here has a true love for Austin and keeps it weird. Her greatest inspiration is her brother, Lucas! Lucas stepped up when he was 18 years old and Aline was just 7. Lucas did all he could to take care of her and she is thankful for the great strength and selflessness shown as he put his life aside to help her.

    Aline’s Favorite Book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

    “This is my favorite book because it’s really changed my perspective in life and relationships. I apply it these agreements everyday and since then have become a better version of myself. It’s extremely helpful for personal growth and learning to relieve yourself from negativity in your life.”

  • Ulises Flores

    Ulises Flores

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2016

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    Ulises Flores

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 2/19/2007 – Ulises nacio en Mexico, Mexico. He has been in the Austin area for over twenty years and has three kids. His interests include volleyball, futbol, and time outside. For vacation, he almost always goes to the beach, and Cancun is one of his favorite destinations.

  • Audric Fowler

    Audric Fowler

    Shop Runner

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    Audric Fowler

    Audric Fowler

    Shop Runner

    Hire Date 8/3/2019 – Audric is an Austinite. He loves going fishing as often as possible and is extremely family-oriented. Audric cherishes every minute that he is able to spend with his family.

  • Kevin Fox

    Kevin Fox

    Express Service Advisor

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    Kevin Fox

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 07/10/2023 – Kevin was born and raised in Austin. He is proud to call this his home and states that no matter how many times he leaves, he always finds his way back. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing and watching sports, especially if the San Antonio Spurs are playing. He used to play on the original Nintendo system and states that Super Mario Bros. 3 was his all-time favorite game. You can count on Kevin to have tons of Chris Stapleton on his playlist, and he will tell you that nothing beats some good Italian food. His favorite movie is The Big Lebowski and his top-pick song at the moment is “Faithfully” by Journey. FUN FACT: Kevin recently visited Vegas for the first time and notes it to be a pretty awesome vacation!

  • Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Senior Design Strategist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Senior Design Strategist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 5/26/2016 – Cassandra started out as a receptionist for the company but always had one eye on the Marketing department. She has always loved to be creative and enjoyed showcasing her talents in drawing, sketching, and designing.  When given the opportunity, she would volunteer for anything involving Macho Marketing to get her name out there. After two years of working for CAG, a position in the Marketing department opened up. They hired her on as a graphic designer, and after doing that for a number of years, she worked her way up to being Senior Design Strategist!

  • Trey Fuentes III

    Trey Fuentes III

    L1 IT Technician

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    Trey Fuentes III

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 02/07/2024 – Trey is originally from Austin, Texas. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, play video games on his PC, and watch movies. His favorite movie is Jaws and his favorite video game is Valorant. When it comes to football, Trey roots for the Chicago Bears!

  • Nicholas Funk

    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017

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    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 1/18/2013 – Nicholas is a man of few words. He was born in Canada and not much interesting has happened to him since. He would rather ride a horse than drive a car. He likes to eat BBQ and drink beer while watching the Green Bay Packers, his favorite sports team. Probably will move from Austin soon because he hates the summers in Austin.

  • Richard Galvan

    Richard Galvan

    Technician
    Top Gun 2013

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    Richard Galvan

    Richard Galvan

    Technician
    Top Gun 2013

    Hire Date 8/22/1988 – Rich is another local boy, graduating from Manor High. The only time he has been to Manor Downs was when the Grateful Dead played there in 1985. The set list that day opened with a strong Half Step followed by some lackluster Mexicali tracks, followed by one of the best Let it Grow efforts in G.D. history. His interests are fishing, sports, fishing, outdoors, fishing, golf, and more fishing.

  • Aaron Garcia

    Aaron Garcia

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2022

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    Aaron Garcia

    Aaron Garcia

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 6/5/2017 – Aaron moved to Austin from South Texas in 2015. Family is his main passion; he’s a single father raising four sons, Aaron, Andre, Gabriel, and Osiris, and one step-daughter, Ariel. He has a Pomeranian named Mr. Fox. When he’s not at work, he enjoys golfing. He has 20 years of sales experience, and he has been enjoying helping people find their dream Honda for 9 years.

  • Luis Garduno

    Luis Garduno

    Service Advisor

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    Luis Garduno

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 10/12/2020 – Luis is from Mexico. He’s been in the automotive industry for over ten years and originally decided to get into the field to pursue the dream of building a Honda drag race car. When he’s not working, he enjoys going to the park with his kids and watching detective and crime tv shows. Luis also has one cat named, Milo. When it comes to vacations, Luis and his family prefer anywhere on a beach!

  • Cory Garrard

    Cory Garrard

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

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    Cory Garrard

    Cory Garrard

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 2/1/2021 – Cory was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana (aka the happiest city in America!). He has lived in various regions throughout the Southeast and is happy to now reside in Austin, Texas. Cory began working in the automotive industry in 2021 after getting to know Allen Clauss, GM at First Texas Honda. He figured any place with Allen as the GM ought to be a pretty cool place to work … turns out, he was right! In his free time, Cory is a die-hard fan of Disc Golf and enjoys other activities like working out, traveling, and spending time with his significant other. Together, the couple loves hanging out with their three adorable cats – Gradoux (refers to the stuff that sticks to the pan when browning meat & then used to make ya gravy, baby), Smudge (aka Patootie), and Reaux (pronounced “Row”). Cory plans to get a dog in the near future and hopes to one day get a tortoise, pig, goat, and an alpaca … and that’s just to start with! Cory says he greatly appreciates Austin, Texas for its phenomenal Disc Golf scene, outdoor activities, and open-minded/active people. When it comes to food, it’s safe to say Cory sticks to his Louisiana roots. He absolutely loves every kind of Cajun cuisine, particularly Gumbo, Crawfish, and any type of dark gravy over rice. Cory has traveled to a number of gorgeous destinations including Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, the Oregan Pacific Coast, and Hawaii – all of which surpassed his already high expectations! Next on Cory’s list of places to visit? He plans to visit Peru in 2023, and after that, he hopes to experience as much of the world as possible so he can obtain personal growth and gain a new appreciation for different cultures. Cory’s heroes include the women in his family, like his Momma Dean and Granny, as they are responsible for shaping him into the man he is today. As for a couple more favorites, Cory’s go-to movie is V for Vendetta, and he will forever root for the LSU Tigers. FUN FACT: Cory holds a degree in Conservation Biology from LSU, and is very grateful for life!

    Cory’s favorite book – A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

  • Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 8/17/2020 – Myra is from McAllen, Texas. She has been in the automotive world for nearly ten years and started off working at the DMV. Anytime she’s not working, you can find Myra painting, listening to music, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, spending time outdoors, planning her dream vacation to Hawaii/or any island, and hanging out with her fiancé and their dogs–3 chihuahuas and 1 pitbull. (Myra also became the grandma to three chihuahua puppies in 2021!) Myra’s grandmother is her hero and she is thankful to have a very close relationship wit her. As of 2021, Myra is excited to welcome her first child soon and is looking forward to motherhood.

  • Dustin Giusti

    Dustin Giusti

    L3 Senior IT Engineer
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin Giusti

    L3 Senior IT Engineer
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 8/29/2016 – Dustin was born in San Antonio and lived in Pflugerville and Boerne growing up. He moved to Austin in 2016. In his spare time, he likes playing challenging or competitive video games and puzzles, and watching TV series online with his friends. He likes to tell people that his favorite movie is Spiderman 3, mainly because of the reaction it gets from his friend and fellow IT person, Walker. His favorite grocery aisle is… not. It’s Amazon Prime. One day, he would like to visit Germany and the Netherlands to enjoy the scenery.

  • Sebastian Glaze

    Sebastian Glaze

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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    Sebastian Glaze

    Sebastian Glaze

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 12/7/2020 – Sebastian is an Austinite who’s worked in the automotive field since 2009. His father was a technician, and Sebastian ended up following in his footsteps! When he’s not working, he enjoys writing music and enjoys listening to the Architects. At some point in his life, he’d like to visit Australia, mainly to see the wildlife there. At home, Sebastian enjoys meals that are easy on the stomach, playing games like Warzone on his PC, and hanging out with his cat Ms. Frizzle. FUN FACT: Sebastian can solve a rubik’s cube in about 20 seconds!

  • Angelica Gomez

    Angelica Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2020

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    Angelica Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 3/6/2010 – Angelica is one of our born and raised Austinites here at First Texas Honda. Angelica delights in hanging out with her friends, family and boyfriend in her spare time. In her previous life, before Honda, she waited tables at an old fashioned malt shop and worked with kids at extend-a-care.

  • Rosalinda Gomez

    Rosalinda Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2018. Top Gun 2021

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    Rosalinda Gomez

    Rosalinda Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2018. Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 5/19/2015 – “Rosie” is a mother of three who isn’t your typical mom. She loves piercings and tattoos and if it were socially acceptable, she’d be covered in art. She was born and raised here in Austin and she loves the Texas Longhorns. Sports are her passion. She loves watching football with her family and going for walks along Town Lake.

  • Augie Gonzales

    Augie Gonzales

    Master Certified Technician

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    Augie Gonzales

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 1/3/2022 – Augie was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. He’s worked with the Honda brand for over 15 years and originally decided to get into the field thanks to the Fast and the Furious movies. Away from work, Augie prioritizes hanging out with his wife and daughter, watching ghost videos, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, and playing Halo on his Xbox. He also has a project car he enjoys working on, a ’95 Honda Civic hatchback. Pizza is Augie’s favorite food, Flash Gordon is his favorite movie, and Nothing More Than You by Cory Asbury is his favorite song. Augie’s mom is his hero for the way she raised him as a single mother, and he’s living proof that she did a pretty good job! If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d have to choose Larry David, creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm, as he can only imagine the laughs they would share. When it comes to travel, Las Vegas for his anniversary with his wife is at the top of the list, and someday, he’d love to go to picturesque Greece. At home, Augiee has two furbabies, a yorkie named Chanel and a miniature Schnauzer named Charlie.

  • Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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    Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 7/6/2015 – Chelsea is a breakfast loving lady from Childress, Texas. Seriously, anything breakfast related, and you’re good in her book! Chelsea has been in the automotive industry since 2015 and got her footings right here with CAG. Having previously worked in retail, she knew she wanted something fast paced and she’s continually grateful that she found and fell in love with CAG. When she’s not working, Chelsea loves to take her two rescue pups (Bandit a long haired Dachshund and Bear the Yorkie) out hiking, enjoying a good cup of tea while soaking up the sun, getting crafty, going fishing, and watching fishing shows like River Monsters and Deadliest Catch. If she could travel anywhere, she would like to visit the Cape Town area of South Africa. A sucker for great scenery, Chelsea’d love to explore all over from safaris to wine country to beautiful beaches. In Austin, Chelsea could rave about so many things, but her favorite has to be that even while the city is forever expanding, it still has an easy-going, small town vibe–plus, great coffee and food! Inspired most by her Marine-Medal-of-Honor grandpa–lovingly dubbed, Papaw Thomas–she’s taken one of his sayings to heart: “Don’t be anyone’s dancin’ chicken,” meaning to only make decisions that feel right and true to you. If she could have dinner with anyone, Chelsea would choose Nicole Lapin, her favorite author. All of Lapin’s books are about empowering women to take control of their life, wealth, and career. Chelsea also makes sure to catch her podcasts and will tell you that her energy and confidence is totally infectious! Chelsea is the embodiment of her favorite song: Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles. FUN FACT: Chelsea loves to stop and read all of the historical makers that she finds!

  • Lizet Gonzales

    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

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    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 4/18/2022 – Lizet comes to us from Reno, Nevada, and she has been working in the automotive industry for the past 11 years! Her favorite thing about  Austin, Texas would have to be the selection of good restaurants and live music scene. She loves doing anything outdoors, especially if a beautiful view is included, and her favorite style of cuisine would have to be Thai. When it comes to good music, Lizet’s favorite artists are undoubtedly Pink Floyd, The Doors, and Luke Combs. Lizet’s favorite vacation thus far was when she stayed in a treehouse in Tulum, Mexico, but she would one day love to visit Greece and Italy to experience the history and archaeology. When asked who her hero is, Lizet said her parents because of how hard-working, kind, and inspiring they are.

  • Tiffani Gonzales

    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2022

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    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 10/3/2019 – Tiffani is from Bristol, Texas of the Dallas area. When she’s not working, she loves to read, do makeup, listen to horror podcasts while playing the Sims 4, and play video games like Zelda, Splatoon 2, and Pokémon. In Austin, she would recommend Kerbey Lane to anyone in the area and enjoys the paddleboarding and kayaking available near Zilker. Tiffani is always down to catch an alternative or hardcore rock music concert at Come and Take It Live. She’s also been out to Pennsylvania to visit family and ending up loving it there. Plus, she got to go hiking in part of the Appalachians! One day, Tiffani plans to go to Japan for the culture she loves that she’s seen through watching Japanese dramas and anime. Tiffani has five pets! Two dogs; Koda and Riley, and 3 cats; Sheba, Cinder, and Dexter.

    Tiffani’s Favorite Book: November 9 by Colleen Hoover
    “This book got me out of a bad reading slump a few years ago. It was my first Colleen Hoover book.”

  • Robert  Gonzalez

    Robert Gonzalez

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Robert Gonzalez

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 08/01/2023 – Robbie was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to Austin when he was about 10 years old. He enjoys kicking back with a good PC game like Minecraft, Kerbal Space Program, or VR Chat. Robbie loves Interstellar as it allows his scientific mind to run wild, and if he could travel to any destination, he would choose The Netherlands. At home, Robbie has 2 adorable black cats – Nichol, a chunky boy, and Zoe, who is small and energetic.

  • Evan Gool

    Evan Gool

    L2 IT Specialist
    Top Gun 2022

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    Evan Gool

    Evan Gool

    L2 IT Specialist
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 3/21/2022 – Evan was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, and is very excited to be joining the CAG family! The best thing about Austin, in Evan’s opinion, would have to be how busy the city is and that there is always something exciting happening. In his free time, he enjoys reading sci-fi/fantasy novels and comics, traveling, and playing video games. He plays on both the PS5 and the PC, and his all-time favorite game series would have to be the Dark Souls series. Evan once went on a cruise to St. Thomas in the Caribbean with his family, which he says was amazing, but he would one day love to travel to New Zealand because of its beautiful scenery and interesting culture.

  • Harrison Gool

    Harrison Gool

    L1 IT Technician

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    Harrison Gool

    Harrison Gool

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 10/24/2022 – Harrison was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and he is excited to be working for Continental Automotive Group! When he’s not busy working, Harrison’s interests include baseball, playing guitar, and watching movies. His favorite movie of all time has to be none other than Jurassic Park, which he will tell you is the quintessential blockbuster. Harrison also enjoys playing video games and a few of his favorites are Halo, Garry’s Mod, and any of the Spider-Man games. When it comes to sports, Harrison roots for the Houston Astros. FUN FACT: If Harrison could vacation to any destination, he would choose Japan for its fascinating culture!

    Harrison’s favorite book – Moneyball by Michael Lewis

  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    HR Director, Infrastructure & Risk Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    HR Director, Infrastructure & Risk Manager

    Hire Date 2/14/1989 – Our one-of-a-kind HR gal was born in Arkansas but moved to Texas as quickly as she could! Sheri has two wonderful daughters, four adorable granddaughters, 2 grand-dogs, and 1 crazy cat, Fred. If she could live anywhere, it would be along a coastline so that she could relax on the beach with her feet in the sand. Sheri offices out of our flagship store and says her dream car is a convertible. With over 700 employees group-wide now, Sheri’s a busy girl but never too busy to keep our CAG crew cared for; it’s what she does best!

  • Trudy Gordon

    Trudy Gordon

    Internal Advisor
    Top Gun 2018

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    Trudy Gordon

    Trudy Gordon

    Internal Advisor
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date coming soon! – Trudy was born and raised right here in Austin. She loves the weather here and enjoys how green the landscape is all around. Trudy has an Australian shepherd mix named Lucy that she likes to take on walks to the park just down the street from her house.

  • Laura Granger

    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 6/30/2021 – Laura is from California. She has three senior Chihuahuas: Lolly, Brigid, and Tuna (pictured). Laura moved to Austin on a whim in 2020 with her Chihuahuas and is ever grateful for that decision.

  • Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Payables
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2017

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    Ashley Green

    Warranty Payables
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 12/28/2007 – Ashley grew up in Austin and is currently taking classes at ACC. She wants to be a first grade teacher and have a really big family (she loves kids). The beach is Ashley’s favorite place to vacation, but, even though she loves the water, she thinks that jet skiing is the scariest thing ever. Ashley has never been outside of Texas but would love to travel. Florida is the place that she would most like to visit, and she really wants to be in two places at once.

    Ashley’s Favorite Book: Mark of the Lions series by Francine Rivers
    “It’s spiritual and just very moving.”

  • Corbin Green

    Corbin Green

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    Corbin Green

    Corbin Green

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 6/10/2010 – Corbin is from Austin and has been working on cars since 2004. He attended McNeil High School and even worked in the automotive department for 2 years there. He likes to go off-roading and when asked if he could travel anywhere in the world, he responded, “anywhere with a beach.” On weekends you might find him at his favorite Mexican food restaurant, El Patio.

  • Marcos Guardado

    Marcos Guardado

    Sales Manager

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    Marcos Guardado

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 11/27/2023 – Marcos is originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico. He loves living in Austin for the delicious restaurants, like Mi Cocina which is his favorite of all! The best place Marcos has traveled to is Hawaii, and when it comes to sports, he roots for the Kansas City Chiefs. At home, Marcos has two pets – an Austrailian Shepherd Mix named Koda and a Mini Aussie named Zena.

  • Phillip Guzman

    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

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    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 12/5/2019 – Phillip is from San Antonio, though he grew up in southern Bavaria, Germany. He has a strong passion for creating great videos and photos. In his free time, Phillip likes to write, enjoy good food and music, and spend time with his wife and both of their families. Phillip is always down for a meal with flavor, especially of Italian, Greek, and Mexican dishes. A few top picks for Phillip? His favorite song is Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys, he roots for the San Antonio Spurs, and he’s a big fan of the movie Miller’s Crossing by the Coen Brothers. In fact, if Phillip could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose the Coen Brothers! In the film world, Phillip is also an admirer of John Cassavetes for the way he chose to invest his own money–made from acting–to create his own really unique independent films. FUN FACT: Phillip and his wife also have three wonderful dogs, Oliver, Arlo, and Hamilton!

  • Kenneth Hall

    Kenneth Hall

    Sales Consultant

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    Kenneth Hall

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 9/25/2018 – Kenneth was raised in Gary, IN, and moved to Austin in 2016 by way of Dallas. When he was 15, he started playing basketball at McCallum high school, and these days, he still plays for fun. Kenneth is a Laker’s fan and someday, he’d like to see Lebron–and the rest of the team–play. In his free time, he likes to play video games on his Xbox and PS4, and is currently enjoying Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. One of Kenneth’s driving passions in life is the push to save up his money and be able to buy himself the car he wants! Kenneth’s mom and brothers both work at First Texas Honda, as well!

  • Jami Hamel

    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

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    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

    Hire Date 09/14/2022 – Jami comes to us from Iowa and is very excited to be joining as a Graphic Designer for Macho Marketing, CAG’s internal marketing agency! When she has spare time, Jami enjoys painting and keeping up with the Iowa Hawkeyes, her all-time favorite sports team. Jami once vacationed in Montana and says it is the best place she has visited thus far; nothing beats Yellowstone and Glacier National Park! As amazing as that vacation was, Jami hopes to one day venture to Egypt so she can check out the beautiful pyramids.

    Jami’s favorite book – The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

  • Ty Hammonds

    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

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    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 10/29/2018 – Ty was born and raised in the small town of Pittsburg, TX. He made his way to Austin to go to school at UT and ended up with a degree in Mathematics. In his free time, Ty enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and hanging out with his wife, Jaclyn. One of their favorite things to do together is to take their dogs, Lewis the Anatolian Shepherd mix and Riley the Staffordshire Terrier mix, out to go paddling on the lake. One day, Ty would like to travel to Italy, as he minored in Italian. He can’t wait to see the coast, try all the foods, and travel throughout as much of the areas as he can!

  • Jeff Hand

    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

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    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

    Hire Date 9/30/2015 – Jeff is a long-time Austinite and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2009. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys biking, music, and reading. He enjoys helping everyone with their insurance needs and is available at our First Texas Honda location to assist you with your home, auto, boat, motorcycle, life, or other insurance needs.

  • Dennis Hang

    Dennis Hang

    Technician

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    Dennis Hang

    Technician

    Hire Date 6/21/2021 – Dennis was born in Philly and raised in North Carolina. Now in Austin, the only two things he misses about NC are his parents and the mountains. Dennis has been in Austin since 2019 and luckily, got here right before Covid. Austin was an easy choice for him as he had visited the area about 5 times to see some of his siblings before making the full move here. Dennis’s top Austin highlights are the Oasis, the 360 bridge, downtown, and being able to kayak and canoe on the lake. In his free time, Dennis enjoys playing games like Warzone and Apex on his PC and working on his S2000 and his 2000 Civic Si. Dennis also has two dogs who love walks, tricks, and being fed treats! They are Max a Siberian husky, and Phoenix, a Siberian husky and lab mix. FUN FACT: Dennis is the youngest of 8 children, with 6 sisters and 1 brother.

  • Ronnie Harper

    Ronnie Harper

    Valet

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    Ronnie Harper

    Valet

    Hire Date 03/23/2023 – Ronnie is from Austin, Texas. His free time is usually spent singing and having backyard cookouts with his friends and family! Ronnie’s favorite band is The Temptations, and if he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Muhammad Ali. FUN FACT: Ronnie loves singing with his gospel.

    Ronnie’s favorite book – The Bible 

  • Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

    Hire Date 2/17/2984 – Joy received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas in 2005. After going on a leaf peeping cruise with her Grandmother Hardeman in the fall of 2005, Joy was hired by CAG and worked in various positions over the next 3 years. In 2012, Joy received her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. After law school Joy spent 2 years in Washington DC and was rehired by CAG in 2016. Joy enjoys crossword puzzles, an occasional Peloton class, and selling cars to friends. Recently, Joy sold a Ram truck to a friend with the question, “Did you know we have a Ram dealership in Dallas?” Joy looks forward to playing doubles with her twin sister, Genny, on the local tennis circuit where they go by the name “The Twin Towers.” Joy’s brother Will wants her to be a race car driver. Joy and Will compete under the name “Air Hardeman.” Overall, it’s safe to call her the Joy of all trades.

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire date 7/8/2016 – Lily is named after her great-grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James, Margot and Reese Hardeman-Hill, and her grandparents. She likes to swim, dance, paint, draw, play dress up, and do gymnastics. Lily offices alongside her dada Will and is the creative director of the Lily Pad playroom at First Texas Honda.  She oversees the holiday decor at the Continental Cafe and inspires seasonal drinks like the Lily Lavender Latte.  She also enjoys judging the annual employee Halloween costume competition.

  • Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 4/1/2020 – Penelope (Poppy) enjoys dancing, laughing, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, playing with her sisters, and being an all-around boss lady.  Poppy likes to do whatever Lily is doing and has inspired drinks at the Continental Cafe including the Poppy Peppermint Latte.  When not bossing her sisters around, you can usually find her in the Lily Pad playroom.

  • Primrose Holiday  Hardeman

    Primrose Holiday Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Primrose Holiday Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 4/29/22 – Primrose enjoys being doted over and laughing at her older sisters Lily and Penelope’s antics.  She’s sweet and sassy and is the happiest baby on the block.  She already has several car meetings under her belt and enjoys making the rounds at the dealerships and saying hello to everyone.

  • William B.  Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

    Hire Date 7/18/1981 – Austin’s own Renaissance Man, William B. is a force to reckon with on the gentleman sporting scene. When he isn’t hustling Hondas like hotcakes or lounging in his salt water pool with his dog, Nash, he is managing the construction of First Texas Honda’s new prime-time location at the Corner of Steck and Mopac. William B. says the future location of First Texas Honda will be one of the country’s largest marquis Honda dealerships of its kind; Truly in a class by itself.

  • Genny Hill

    Genny Hill

    Owner

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    Genny Hill

    Owner

    Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Genny was born and raised in Austin, and after earning her degree in Finance and Spanish at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, she returned to Austin to work in investment banking. After two years, she decided to join the family business and has split her time between several of our dealerships. Genny enjoys spending time with her teddy bear of a husband, their three children, and their three dogs. You might recognize her, she’s the girl jogging around the neighborhood, pushing a stroller with one hand and holding two dogs with the other. Her favorite things in life are James, Margot, and Reese, who come to the dealership with her almost every day and love to smile at everyone that stops by their office to say hi.

  • James Hill

    James Hill

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    James Hill

    Hire Date 9/8/2015 – James’ first day on the job was just one week after being born, making him Continental Automotive Group’s youngest employee ever. He’s been voted “Cutest Employee Ever” and get’s his daily dose of caffeine at First Texas Honda’s coffee bar. Now that James has been accepted to preschool, his presence has decreased, but he still attends monthly management meetings to stay up-to-date on dealership operations. He’ll be the one sweeping the floors, pulling parts and detailing cars during his teens. So say hi!

  •  Margot Hill

    Margot Hill

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    Margot Hill

    Hire Date 5/22/2017 – Margot weighed only 5 lbs on her first day of work. Like her older brother James, she enjoys greeting customers at First Texas Honda’s coffee bar and cruising around the showroom.

  • Reese Hill

    Reese Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Reese Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date coming soon! – Reese is a sister to James and Margot who enjoys spending her mornings at the gym alongside her parents, Genny and Chris.

  • Mikey Hausen

    Mikey Hausen

    Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019

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    Mikey Hausen

    Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date7/9/2018 – Mikey was raised in a military family and was born while his father was stationed in Georgia. He finally settled in Austin, Texas in 1999. Here he met his beautiful wife, Jennifer, who together had an equally beautiful daughter, Eleanor. He is very proud of the fact that his family has built a wonderful life together. They have a great home, a dog and living the American dream. His dog is a mixed breed named Bronson “the Wonder Dog”. His favorite car is a Honda. If Mikey could meet anyone dead or alive it would be JFK and LBJ, he has a few questions he would like to ask them. When not working or spending time with his family Mikey enjoys practicing his martial arts skill in Brazilian Jin-Jitsu (a combat sport and self-defense system).

  • Tiara Hearn

    Tiara Hearn

    L1 IT Technician

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    Tiara Hearn

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 09/18/2023 – Tiara was born in Detroit, Michigan, and spent some time living in Georgia and New York prior to moving to Austin, Texas. Her favorite movie is Groundhog Day and she is a die-hard fan of seafood cuisines, especially crab legs. In 2018, Tiara vacationed in Paris, France where she ate amazing food, met some great people, and toured the Louvre Museum. She also got to see the notable Eiffel Tower, which was an incredible experience in itself. At home, Tiara has a cockatiel named Pico! He is the cutest little bird and has recently begun to pick up phrases such as “Kisses”, “Good boy”, and “You want the kisses”.

  • Jason Heimbecker

    Jason Heimbecker

    L1 IT Technician

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    Jason Heimbecker

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 9/13/2021 – Jason is from Spring Branch, Texas. He’s brand new to the automotive world, but he comes with over 10 years of IT experience! Jason enjoys collecting action figures, making unboxing videos for youtube, and finding all kinds of great pasta dishes – spaghetti, lasagna, tortellini… you name it! Jason also likes playing games like Monster Hunter Stories 2 on his Nintendo Switch and is always down to watch any of Luc Besson’s movies. FUN FACT: Jason spent time traveling through China while learning all about the Ming dynasty.

  • Kara Hernandez

    Kara Hernandez

    Barista

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    Kara Hernandez

    Barista

    Hire Date 06/23/2022 – Kara is from San Antonio, and her hobbies include reading, hanging out with family and friends, and attending concerts (especially if her favorite artist, Mitski, is performing). At home, Kara has an adorable cat named Buffy, and her top-pick Honda model is the 1999 CRV. FUN FACT: Kara once dislocated her knee. Funny thing is, it happened to be on April Fool’s Day, so nobody believed her!

  • Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Parts Warehouse
    Top Gun 2018

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    Michael Hernandez

    Parts Warehouse
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 1/10/2012 – Say hello to Michael! He was born in Germany but moved to Austin when he was 3 years old. Austin is where he calls home. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and watching The Town. If he could escape Austin for a day, he would choose to go to Hawaii and watch a Spurs game with Derrick Rose. Now for the juicy stuff: Michael’s happiest moment was when his Nephew was born.

  • Adrian Herrera

    Adrian Herrera

    Sales Assistant

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    Adrian Herrera

    Sales Assistant

    Hire Date 11/15/2022 – Meet Adrian, an Austin aficionado and a proud member of the First Texas Honda team! With an infectious love for the vibrant city of Austin, Adrian seamlessly blends his passion for this lively town with his dedication to providing exceptional service to his guests. When he’s not assisting customers or exploring Austin’s vibrant culture, you can find Adrian indulging in the city’s beautiful scenery and renowned food scene.

  • Maria Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/26/2007 – Maria was born in Mexico City and she has been enjoying life in Austin since the early 2000’s. She’s been working with CAG since 2007, and loves her job. Maria enjoys watching action movies and telenovelas in her spare time. Her family includes her two sons she’s very proud of, as well as her puppy Maltese “Taz.” If she could visit anywhere in the world, she would definitely go to Paris, France.

  • Christian Heyman

    Christian Heyman

    Parts Runner

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    Christian Heyman

    Parts Runner

    Hire Date 1/3/2022 – Christian is a native Austinite, and he is very excited to be joining CAG! When he’s not working, Christian enjoys playing video games (Resident Evil 4 is one of his favorites). His go-to place to grab a bite to eat would have to be Whataburger, and his favorite song is Beat It by Michael Jackson! One day, Christian would love to travel to Cody, Wyoming to experience the beautiful scenery and make new friends. Christian used to be really into sports, and his favorite team was the New Orleans Saints. At home, Christian has a Belgian Malinois that was adopted by his sister, and his favorite Honda models are the Civic Sport and the s2000. FUN FACT: Christian enjoys playing Pokemon GO!

  • Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

    Hire Date 4/4/2022 – Jonathan comes to us from Corsicana, Texas. His favorite thing about Austin is how much it embraces the music, film, and art scene. While this is his first time working in the automotive industry, he has been working in the IT field for over 8 years! In his free time, Jonathan enjoys backcountry hiking, mountain biking, concerts and spending time with his family. Jonathan says Moody Theater is the best music venue in Austin and dreams of seeing Odesza there. While Austin is known for its great cuisine, Jonathan’s favorite restaurant is The Preachers Son, located in Bentonville, Arkansas. Jonathan and his wife once had the amazing opportunity to spend a week at a private resort called PlayaNix, and he says that is the best vacation he has ever been on. One day, Jonathan would love to do a road trip from Omaha Beach to Berlin and see all of the WWII sites. FUN FACT – Jonathan’s favorite movie is Forrest Gump.

    Jonathan’s Favorite Book: Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
    “This book helps remind me that people do impossible things all the time. No reason I can’t also do impossible things.”

  • Joyce Hornor

    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

    Hire Date 7/7/2021 – Joyce was an Airforce brat who lived all over and most recently moved to Central Texas from Louisiana. Around Austin, Joyce is enraptured by the overall diversity of the city. She’s no stranger to the automotive world and has been enjoying her time in the field since 1988. Outside of work, Joyce enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, going for bike rides, and planning her next trip to the beach with her family. Some of her favorite memories have been made at the beach with them. At home, Joyce revels in quality time with her two dogs, a Malamute and a mutt, Mavs and Penny.
  • Craig Hotmann

    Craig Hotmann

    Service Support

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    Craig Hotmann

    Service Support

    Hire Date 8/24/2000 – Craig’s dad owned a Honda dealership in Houston, so Craig grew up learning about Hondas. He has been working in the automotive industry for 29 years, and his wife of 19 years is also in the car business. They have two children and live out in the country with dogs, cats, chickens, and a turtle named Willie. Willie wasn’t named after anyone in particular; he just looked like a Willie. Craig’s hobbies include photography and guitar, and his favorite restaurants are Houston’s, The County Line, and Iron Works. Craig’s relatives came to Industry, Texas, in the 1830s and were some of the earliest German settlers in Central Texas.

  • Ana Huerta

    Ana Huerta

    Valet

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    Ana Huerta

    Valet

    Hire Date 02/13/2024 – Ana was born and raised in the wonderful Austin, TX but she currently lives in Buda, TX. In her free time, she loves dancing and has been doing hip hop dancing for 9 years now! Her absolute favorite restaurant is Sap’s Ver Fine Thai Cuisine. Ana loves to travel, but she’ll tell you that the best vacation she’s been on was in the beautiful New Orleans, LA for all of its art, music, and dancing! The next trip she has her sights set on is to Paris, France. Visiting the Eiffel Tower has been on her bucket list since she was 7 years old.

  • Saima Hussain

    Saima Hussain

    Sales Consultant

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    Saima Hussain

    Saima Hussain

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 01/24/2024 – Saima’s favorite aspects of Austin are the vibrant culture and beautiful lakes. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and savoring delicious meals, both home-cooked and from a restaurant. Saima is passionate about traveling and hopes to visit Switzerland soon so she can immerse herself in the natural landscapes and be captivated by the scenic views.

  • Lauren Inness

    Lauren Inness

    Barista

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    Lauren Inness

    Barista

    Hire Date 05/04/2023 – While new to the automotive business, Lauren is a lover of all things vehicles, driving, and helping people! She is originally from Washington and loves how different the weather is here in Austin, Texas. Lauren has recently gotten into stand-up comedy and enjoys anything that deals with great food, music, and being outdoors. Her favorite concert venue is The Gorge (located back home in Washington), and her favorite restaurant is Asti. She has done a road trip from Washington to Texas, and in the future, she hopes to visit Ireland due to her family heritage and love for Guinness. When it comes to sports, Lauren roots for the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club. FUN FACT: Lauren is left-handed!

  • Adam Jackson

    Adam Jackson

    L1 IT Technician

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    Adam Jackson

    Adam Jackson

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 10/12/2022 – Adam is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and has been working in the automotive business since 2019! His interest in vehicles began early on, as he spent a good amount of his childhood in the garage. In his free time, Adam loves exploring national and state parks, and he is well-versed in the Martial Arts world. Many of his evenings include training in Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai! As for some more favorites, Adam loves listening to music by The Weeknd, his top-pick thing about Austin is the food, “The Book of Eli” is his go-to movie, and he roots for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The best vacation Adam has been on was the time he visited the Colorado Rocky Mountains, but he would one day love to visit the Galápagos Islands for their incredible wildlife. If Adam could invite anybody to dinner, he would undoubtedly choose Barack Obama. FUN FACT: At home, Adam has two cats named Mighty and Yhandi!

    Adam’s favorite book – The Code of Trust by Cameron Stauth and Robin Dreeke

  • Manny Jalandoni

    Manny Jalandoni

    Finance Manager

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    Manny Jalandoni

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 10/24/2023 – Manny moved to Austin from California. He has been in finance for many years and is happy to be a part of First Texas Honda’s fantastic finance team. Manny enjoys spending the majority of time with his two children and loves taking them to Disneyland any chance he gets. You can likely find him at the golf course on his days off!

  • Ari Jardine-Hunt

    Ari Jardine-Hunt

    Sales Coordinator

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    Ari Jardine-Hunt

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 05/11/2023 – Bio coming soon!

  • Deyanira Juarez

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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    Deyanira Juarez

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

    Deyanira is from Edinburg, Texas and she’s been in the automotive industry since 2004. When she’s not working, she enjoys painting and trying to keep her two Boxers from destroying anything they find. Her favorite restaurant is Olive Garden, and someday, Deyanira would like to visit Hawaii for the amazing beaches there.

  • Jordan Jones

    Jordan Jones

    Design Center
    Top Gun 2022

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    Jordan Jones

    Design Center
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 9/27/2021 – Jordan is from the north Austin area and loves the ample live music shows and food truck scenes. In his free time, he enjoys getting out to hike with his German shepherd, Thor, who’s very fitting to his name! Jordan also likes traveling and would surely go to Greece for the aesthetics someday. If he was going to recommend a place to visit, Jordan would suggest San Francisco. Speaking of the city by the bay, that’s where Jordan got to see one of the best concerts of his life – Fall Out Boy and Green Day. Jordan will rarely pass up an opportunity to go to IHOP as he admits that he has a hash brown problem. FUN FACT: Jordan is quite the baseball fan: Fever Pitch is his favorite movie, Boston Red Sox is his favorite team, and if he could invite anyone to dinner, hands down, he would choose the Boston Red Sox lineup – throughout the entire history of the team.

  • Justin Juarez

    Justin Juarez

    Technician

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    Justin Juarez

    Justin Juarez

    Technician

    Hire Date 9/27/2021 – Justin was born in Austin, raised in Dallas, and moved back to Austin around 2016. Outside of work, Justin enjoys watching TV shows, hanging out with his poodle/husky mix Chapo, and playing video games on his PC that he built with his uncle. Over the summer of 2021, Justin went to Mexico to see the other half of his family. After not having seen them in years, it was awesome to finally be able to spend time with them, enjoy great Mexican food, and also do some touristy things. One day, Justin would like to travel to Japan to experience their culture and food, as well as take in the beautiful scenery and check out the crazy interesting car culture.

  • Andre "The Giant" Kamouie

    Andre "The Giant" Kamouie

    Lead Express Service Advisor

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    Andre "The Giant" Kamouie

    Lead Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 8/13/2016 – In a deep announcer voice: Hailing from the small town of Leander, Texas. Standing at 6’2” tall and weighing in at more than the scale can read, your undisputed Customer Service Champion of the World, Andre “The Giant” Kamouie!

    This gentle giant has been around car dealerships and service centers since the young age of 5. He has worked in just about all positions in a car dealership and is thrilled to be here at First Texas Honda. When not offering the best customer service from the best service department in all of Austin and beyond, he can be found behind a mixing board as he moonlights as a certified audio engineer. Andre is also a loving husband of 19+ years to his wife Ellie and a devoted father of two beautiful teenage daughters Alyssa and Allison. He is also a fur-daddy to a super small-statured yet huge attitude having Jack Russel/Chihuahua named Oscar-Bear. He is easily the happiest person at the dealership and if you work with him you will see why all of his clients are happy too!

  • Michael Keck

    Michael Keck

    L4 System Administrator

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    Michael Keck

    Michael Keck

    L4 System Administrator

    Hire Date 3/1/2022 – Michael is from a small town called Defiance in northwest Ohio. He is new to the automotive industry but has been working in the IT field since 2008! Michael’s favorite band is Tool, and he enjoys creating and playing music in his free time. He plays guitar, bass guitar, and even dabbles in EDM a little bit! Michael also enjoys gaming on the Playstation, watching UFC fights, and hanging out with his adorable Australian Shepherd / Dachshund mic named Willa!

  • Nadeem Khan

    Nadeem Khan

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2022

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    Nadeem Khan

    Nadeem Khan

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 7/10/2020 – Nadeem is from Hunza, Pakistan and he has worked in the automotive field since 2018. In Austin, Nadeem is a big fan of the nightlife and the music scene here. When he’s not working, Nadeem enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, and watching his favorite soccer team, Liverpool. His favorite movie is Forest Gump. Nadeem hopes to travel to Africa one day to see the beauty of the continent, and if he could have met anyone, he’d have chosen Nelson Mandela. Of Mandela, Nadeem appreciates his strong leadership skills and the way that he had the courage to forgive his enemies. At home, Nadeem has a poodle mix named Jaci.

  • Madison Kite

    Madison Kite

    Extended Warranty Clerk

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    Madison Kite

    Madison Kite

    Extended Warranty Clerk

    Hire Date 10/18/2022 – Madison is a native Austinite, and while this is her first time professionally working in the automotive world, she began working on cars during her childhood! In her free time, Madison enjoys playing video games and spending time with her friends. As for some favorites, Madison is always down to grab a bite to eat at Waffle House, her favorite video game is Call of Duty Modern Warfare on the Xbox, and her top-pick movie is Beauty and the Beast. Madison once got to visit Costa Rica, and says it was undoubtedly the best vacation she has been on! Next on her list of places to travel to? Greece for its beautiful scenery, interesting history, and delicious food! If Madison could invite anybody to dinner, she would choose Stephen King, and she has an adorable cat named S’more. FUN FACT: Madison has never broken a bone in her body (knock on wood!).

    Madison’s favorite book – On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

  • Cade Koebernick

    Cade Koebernick

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2022

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    Cade Koebernick

    Cade Koebernick

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 07/22/2022 – Cade is a huge Honda fan, and loves being able to work with First Texas Honda clients each day!

  • Bobby Kruger

    Bobby Kruger

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Bobby Kruger

    Bobby Kruger

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 6/6/2018 – Bobby was raised in Seattle and moved to Austin from Las Vegas. He likes to spend his free time doing outdoorsy things like swimming and biking with his wife and their two kids.

  • Megan Lassiter

    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2022

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    Megan Lassiter

    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 10/27/2021 – Megan is from California and enjoys spending her free time reading and hanging out with her family. Megan roots for the Denver Broncos and finds time to play Skyrim on her Xbox 1. FUN FACT: Megan also has a sweet cat named Mocha.

    Megan’s Favorite Book: The Morcyth Saga (Series) by Brian S. Pratt
    “I have re-read this series at least 6-7 times. It’s main character is the epitome of someone who was a follower and through his own personal struggles became the hero and leader of his own story. He learned more about himself and who he could be by taking charge and inspiring those around him. I’ve read this series of books when I’m sad, happy, or even angry over and over again.”

  • Chi Lee

    Chi Lee

    Express Technician

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    Chi Lee

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 11/29/2023 – Chi originates from the San Francisco Bay Area, and while he’s new to the automotive business, he’s always wanted to work on cars. He is attending classes to learn more about this business and is excited about this journey with First Texas Honda! Chi enjoys running, lifting weights, and yoga when he’s not busy working. One day, he hopes to visit Japan to try all the delicious cuisines and experience the beautiful scenery. FUN FACT: Chi used to be an aerobics instructor!

  • Zoe Lee

    Zoe Lee

    Service Coordinator

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    Zoe Lee

    Zoe Lee

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 10/13/2021 – Zoe is originally from Maryland and moved to Austin with her boyfriend in 2018. Around Austin, one of her favorite places to visit is the Austin Aquarium! Apart from all of the aquatics, she loves that there is even an iguana you can pet. You might call Zoe a connoisseur of aquariums, with two of her other favorites being the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Zoe enjoys going on scuba diving adventures with her adventure buddy… her dad! In addition to scuba diving, they enjoy going on roller coasters and exploring caves & caverns all over from the Luray Caverns in Virginia to The Baths out in the British Virgin Islands. At home, Zoe and her boyfriend enjoy playing video games like Borderlands and other FPS games on their PS5 and PC. They also enjoy all of the Mario games available on the Nintendo Switch. FUN FACT: Don’t make a bad joke around Zoe – she can literally make perfect cricket sounds! In addition to godly cricket chirps, Zoe can mimic the Perry the platypus noise as well!

  • Karl Lewis

    Karl Lewis

    Sales Consultant

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    Karl Lewis

    Karl Lewis

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 5/15/2000 – Karl is from Kinston, North Carolina, but has called Texas home for over 23 years. Karl served in the US Air Force for 8 years and has been selling cars for over 10 years at First Texas Honda. When not at work, Karl enjoys writing poetry, screenplays, and singing at church. Karl has two wonderful children, Ashton and Alicia.

  • Lisa Litchfield

    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator
    Top Gun 2022

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    Lisa Litchfield

    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 9/20/2021 – Lisa is originally from Seattle, Washington. She may be new to the automotive world, however, she’s been a customer of CAG since 2016! After spending nearly 20 years staying home and raising her kids, she was ready to reenter the workforce. Previous to having kids, Lisa had worked in Sales and Marketing for Marriott. With CAG, she is glad to see the same level of dedication to customer satisfaction and product quality, which were both very important to her decision to join the team here. She’s experienced a great transition and is so happy to be a part of the team now. Outside of work, Lisa loves to spend time with her kids, have movie nights with the family, stay indoors to cook up all kinds of recipes, and get outdoors with her dog, Gracie Lou, a French bulldog that loves hiking the trails. After having lived most of her life in the northwest, Lisa can easily say that she is a huge fan of the daily sunshine that Austin brings. Being able to be outdoors every day and enjoy all of the trails and experiences that Austin has to offer is something she is continually thrilled about.

  • Liz Lopez

    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

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    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 11/2/2021 – Liz moved to Austin from San Francisco. She enjoys working in the automotive field, as it’s been a positive experience since she’s been a part of it. Outside of work, Liz enjoys watching movies, cooking, cleaning, playing video games like Super Nintendo and Super Mario, finding great spots for Indian food and sushi, and playing around with her pets – Randy and Vern, her two cats, and a bearded dragon named Princes Mushu. Around Austin, Liz likes to relax and take in the scenes at the lakes and rivers. When it comes to travel, Liz would like to visit Machu Picchu, go anywhere that she can see the aurora borealis, and can highly recommend a stay at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico. Liz’s maternal grandmother, Luz Elena, is her hero as she taught Liz how to appreciate everything and work hard. Among amazing females, Liz would invite Cleopatra to dinner if she could sit down with anyone across all of history to be able to ask her how she was so powerful during her era. FUN FACT: Liz has been skydiving and she loves tattoos!

  • Brandon Lukenbill

    Brandon Lukenbill

    Sales Consultant

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    Brandon Lukenbill

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 06/12/2023 – Brandon enjoys living in Austin for the beautiful city, awesome restaurants, and music scene! He loves being part of the First Texas Honda team because he gets to work with some amazing people each day and deliver unmatched experiences to his clients.

  • Ariel  Luna

    Ariel Luna

    Accounts Payable

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    Ariel Luna

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 03/27/2023 – Ariel hails from Alamo, Texas. Her favorite part about Austin is all the family-friendly events that are always going on. In her free time, Ariel enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband and their son. Ariel’s hero is undoubtedly her husband because of the work he puts in each day to be the most attentive husband and father. FUN FACT: Ariel met her husband when she was 14 years old! He too works for a dealership in Continental Automotive Group.

  • Anahly Macedo

    Anahly Macedo

    Receptionist

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    Anahly Macedo

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 11/16/2023 – Anahly was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She prefers summer over winter; in her free time, she enjoys going to the lake or pool and hitting up Congress Ave for some great food. At home, Anahly has two pets – a Shih Tzu named Bella she’s had since she was 6, and a Husky/Blue-Heeler named Spike. In the future, Anahly hopes to visit all 50 states to experience the different sceneries!

  • Julie Machonga

    Julie Machonga

    Wellness Coach

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    Julie Machonga

    Wellness Coach

    Hire Date 7/12/2021 – Julie is from the East Coast, New Jersey to be exact! She originally moved to Texas to go to grad school at Texas State, then moved away to Mississippi for a brief 3 years before coming back to Austin in November 2020. In Austin, Julie likes that there is a constant variety of things to do, like the ability to have brunch downtown, hang out on the water, or get lost in the woods – all on the same day. An endless amount of things to do, food to eat, and sights to see! Her favorite movie is A Walk to Remember and her favorite sports teams are the New York Giants and all of the teams at Mississippi State University. In her free time, Julie likes working out, biking, hiking, reading, and playing with her golden retriever/German shepherd mix, Gracie. She gets great fulfillment by finding ways to make fitness accessible and fun for those around her. Overall, Julie is excited to help others with their health and wellness goals. FUN FACT: Her favorite foods (that she misses from New Jersey) are pizza and bagels!

  • Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    Senior Analytics Engineer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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    Clayton Main

    Senior Analytics Engineer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 8/21/2017 – Clayton was born and raised in the San Antonio area, and moved to Austin in February 2016. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games on his PS4 and sometimes his PC. He’s really looking forward to Destiny 2! Clayton used to spend a fair amount of time bouldering (indoor rock climbing) at places like Austin Bouldering Project and Crux Climbing Center. His top goal on his bucket list is to go to space, but not as an astronaut, and have “crazy amounts of money” is a close second. You could say that they go hand-in-hand. FUN FACT: Clayton can type out the first 101 numbers of Pi – from memory!

  • Noe Maldonado

    Noe Maldonado

    Shop Porter

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    Noe Maldonado

    Shop Porter

    Hire Date 3/30/2008 – Noe es de Mexico Jefe. Vive en Austin mas de vente anos. Noe tiene dos hijos. Por los Domingos, a el le gusta comer fajitas de carne asada. Soy de nacionalidad Mexicana. Radique por 20 años en el D.F. Soy casada, tengo dos hijos a los cual amo demasiado. Llegamos a este país mi esposo y yo para poder brindarles un mejor futuro a nuestros hijos. El trabajado muy duro para poder estar donde estoy, pero la vida sigue y tenemos que seguir hacia delante. También, tengo una mascota. Es un perro que se llama ‘Taz’. El es muy inteligente y adorable en la casa. Todos lo queremos mucho. El es el bebe. En mis momentos libres me gusta ir al cine, mirar televisión, y tomarme uno tiempo para estar con mi mamá.Noe Maldonado

  • Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 6/7/2016 – Thalia was born and raised in Austin, TX, and she loves it’s weirdness. She likes going out and having fun with her two kids. She also enjoys visiting Port Aransas when she has the chance.

  • Atif Malik

    Atif Malik

    Finance Manager

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    Atif Malik

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 8/19/2020 – Atif is from Seattle, Washington. He came to join the team at First Texas Honda with over 12 years of banking experience under his belt. His passion for automobiles is what drove him to make the career swap and he’s pleased to say that he’s been a part of the automotive industry since 2018. Whenever he’s not working, Atif enjoys spending quality time with his kids, grabbing a bite to eat from Zaviya Grill, and listening to his favorite artist of all time–Michael Jackson. Atif is also no stranger to getting out to travel the globe! He loved getting to visit Dubai, UAE, and is hoping to see the historical sites and taste some amazing Italian cuisine in Rome next.

  • Paul Mancillas

    Paul Mancillas

    Master Certified Technician

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    Paul Mancillas

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 6/1/2006 – Paul began working in the service department as part of an internship through McCallum High School and later decided to become a full-time employee. His hobbies include working on cars and spending time with his girlfriend. They like to watch movies together, and Paul’s favorite movie is The Bronx Tale.

  • Malachi Mann

    Malachi Mann

    Express Technician

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    Malachi Mann

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 02/01/2023 – Malachi is a native Austinite, and he has been working in the automotive world since 2020. Throughout his childhood, he would help his dad and his friends with their vehicles, and his passion for cars took off from there! When he’s not busy working, Malachi enjoys dirt biking, paintballing, riding his motorcycle, working on his mini bikes, going out, and playing video games. He has an Xbox Series X, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and a PC, and he’s a big fan of the Call of Duty games. When it comes to food, Malachi’s top favorite has got to be sushi, and his favorite vacations include the times when he is at the beach. In the future, he hopes to visit Madagascar to experience the beautiful scenery. FUN FACT: Malachi has an adorable Australian Shepherd/Beagle mix named Toby James Mann (pictured). He is super sweet and calm and absolutely loathes being alone. He loves coming to work with Malachi, so feel free to come by & give him pets!

  • Mark Marek

    Mark Marek

    Service Advisor

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    Mark Marek

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 03/15/2023 – Mark was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and has been living in Austin since 2006. He loves Austin because it has a great vibe and great weather. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the automotive world, and when he’s not working, he enjoys playing golf and swimming in his pool. Mark’s favorite musician is a jazz trumpeter by the name of Maynard Ferguson, and he is always down to grab a bite at Eddie V’s or Perry’s Steakhouse. Mark and his wife love the beach, and they visit Port Aransas as often as possible. As for a couple more favorites, his favorite movie is Caddy Shack and he roots for the Chicago Bears. At home, Mark has 4 cats named Maximillian, Tony, Lucy, and Charlie! FUN FACT: Mark has been married to his wife and best friend, Wendy, for nearly 40 years!

    Mark’s favorite book – The President Is Missing by James Patterson

  • Rogelio Marquez

    Rogelio Marquez

    Shop Runner
    Top Gun 2018

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    Rogelio Marquez

    Shop Runner
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 3/2/2015 – Rogelio loves cars. If he could have 50 cars he would drive them all in rotation, but would really love to have a white STi. He’s been in Austin for 28 years and loves this city. He was a soccer coach for 8 years and is still an avid soccer fan. He enjoys going to eat at Chili’s and watching sports.

  • Carlos  Martin III

    Carlos Martin III

    L1 IT Technician

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    Carlos Martin III

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 06/08/2023 – Carlos comes to us from Jacksonville, Florida. His passion for this business extends into his free time, as his hobbies include building/working on computers, doing automotive photography, and working on his personal vehicles. If he’s in the mood for a more chill day, Carlos enjoys playing video games on his PC and PS5, preferably Final Fantasy VII Remake. When it comes to travel, Carlos has been to Madrid and he looks forward to visiting Dubai one day. FUN FACT: Carlos has a gorgeous Pomeranian named Sweet Pea!

    Carlos’ favorite book – The Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

  • Steve Martinez

    Steve Martinez

    Finance Manager

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    Steve Martinez

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 02/09/2023 – Bio coming soon!

  • Nicholas Masch

    Nicholas Masch

    Valet

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    Nicholas Masch

    Valet

    Hire Date 01/29/2024 – Nick was born in San Antonio and has been living in Austin since he was 2 years old. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, riding motorcycles, and doing virtually anything outside as often as he can. Nick loves living in Austin for the beautiful outdoor scenery and warm weather that is perfect for swimming. FUN FACT: Nick’s hero in life is his dad, who was a Navy SEAL and even spent some time working in the automotive business.

  • Fred Mathis

    Fred Mathis

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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    Fred Mathis

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 1/15/2018 – Fred is originally from Corpus Christi, and lived in Houston before he finally ended up in Austin. He and his wife have a shih tzu named Koby. Fred has been in the retail auto parts business for over 25 years. In his spare time, he enjoys bowling.

  • Aubrey McCreary

    Aubrey McCreary

    Web Content Editor

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    Aubrey McCreary

    Web Content Editor

    Hire Date 01/23/2023 – Aubrey is from Houston, Texas. Her interests include rock climbing, camping, traveling, and doing anything outdoors. On the other hand, she loves staying home and reading or having a game night with her friends. Aubrey has traveled much in her life, but the best places she’s been to thus far are Switzerland, Greece, and Sardinia. She and her sister have always wanted to visit Japan, and she would love to see Thailand for its incredible food, beautiful beaches, and elephants! Regarding food, Aubrey lives for Beyond Meat Tacos, and her favorite movie is Into the Wild. As for a few more favorites, Aubrey’s top-pick song is Landslide by Fleetwood Mac, and she roots for the USA Climbing Team. While she doesn’t currently have pets, she grew up with 6 dogs at her family’s house! FUN FACT: Aubrey broke her spine in 2021 due to rock climbing, and she says it’s probably the most interesting thing about her!

    Aubrey’s favorite book – Lanny by Max Porter

  • Joe McCutchen

    Joe McCutchen

    Express Tech Apprentice

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    Joe McCutchen

    Express Tech Apprentice

    Hire Date 04/10/2023 – Joe is native to Texas and this will be his first job in the automotive business! When he’s not busy working, you can find him riding around on his motorcycle or kicking back with a fun video game. Joe’s favorite restaurant is Ramen Tatsuya and he hopes to visit Ocala, Florida in the near future. At home, he has a dog named Sazerac.

  • Wyatt McDonald

    Wyatt McDonald

    Express Technician

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    Wyatt McDonald

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 02/19/2024 – Wyatt was born and raised in Austin, TX. His favorite restaurant is Kim Phung for the yellow curry with chicken. When it comes to video games, you can find Wyatt playing Bloodborne on the PlayStation. Wyatt’s favorite movie is No Country for Old Men. While he doesn’t really have pets, Wyatt and his brother found and rescued an adorable pit bull and named him Beau!

  • Chloe McKenna

    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

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    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

    Hire Date 12/10/2020 – Chloe is from Los Angeles, California. She moved to Texas in 2015, and she’s grateful that everyone was so nice and welcoming. She’s been a big fan of cars since she got her first car when she turned 16. When she’s not busy working, Chloe enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, and singing every now and again, too. As of the end of 2020, Spotify told her that her most listened to artists were Blackbear and Dua Lipa. She thinks volleyball is the best sport, she’s always down for a chicken sandwich, and Pretty Woman is her favorite movie because of how much she loves Julia Roberts. Chloe is an animal lover and has two mini Australian shepherds, Jasper and Bailey, as well as a golden retriever/chow mix, named Shandy. At the top of her travel list, you’ll find England and Ireland as that’s where most of her family lineage is from. Chloe is her own hero, because even through many challenges in her path, she always gets through them and doesn’t let them slow her down.

  • Kenyah McNeil

    Kenyah McNeil

    Service Coordinator

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    Kenyah McNeil

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 10/24/2022 – Kenyah is from Crystal City, Texas, and she is excited to be joining the First Texas Honda family! Her hobbies include playing volleyball and painting, and she loves spending her free time with her two-year-old son, Josue, and her boyfriend, Nathan. When it comes to food, Kenyah absolutely loves pizza and pasta and is always down to get some awesome Italian food. Kenyah once visited San Diego and says she had an amazing time exploring the beach and visiting the amusement park. Next on her list of destinations to hit up? Hopefully Kenya, Africa so she can experience its rich culture. At home, Kenyah has an adorable Catahoula dog named Cash, who is extremely playful and energetic. She also has a loveable cat named Boots, who is comforting and soft! FUN FACT: Kenyah roots for the Dallas Cowboys!

    Kenyah’s favorite book – Animal Farm by George Orwell

  • Keenan McVein

    Keenan McVein

    Sales Consultant

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    Keenan McVein

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 03/03/2023 – Keenan is from the Pacific Northwest, and he began working in the automotive world around 2019/2020 after a friend referred him. Fast forward to now, and he is excited to be part of the First Texas Honda team! In his spare time, Keenan enjoys spending time on the water with his friends, hiking, camping, watching movies, and playing video games. If you’re looking for a cool new music venue to check out, Keenan highly recommends The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington if you’re ever in that area. When it comes to food, Keenan will never turn down a good Nashville hot chicken sandwich. FUN FACT: Keenan has been to Barbados and notes it to be his favorite vacation to date!

    Keenan’s favorite book – The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

  • Anaysabel Medina

    Anaysabel Medina

    Custodian

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    Anaysabel Medina

    Anaysabel Medina

    Custodian

    Hire Date 06/13/2022 – Anaysabel was born and raised in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Her hero is definitely Tony Stark and her top-pick movie would have to be Minions: The Rise of Gru. FUN FACT: Anaysabel has two cats named Max and Cosmo!

  • Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

    Annica is from Elsa, TX and has been in the auto industry since 2016. Her biggest heroes in life are her parents, and she is grateful that they have always stood by her and loved her unconditionally. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her awesome kids Isabella Renee and Olivia Grace, play Duck Hunt on Nintendo, watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding, cheer for the Dallas Cowboys, and listen to George Strait as often as possible. In fact, if she could invite anyone to dinner, it’d be George Strait, and she’d hope for him to sing “I Cross My Heart” for her… Don’t worry, her husband’s cool with it! Annica and her husband met when she joined the Army National Guard at 28 years old. She loved going to Disney World with her family and hopes to get out to Hawaii for the beaches there, someday in the future. Overall, Annica loves to laugh and make others laugh, too.

    Annica’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
    “It made me realize nothing is impossible.”

  •  The Mills Brothers

    The Mills Brothers

    Parts Specialist (Sammy, right) & Service Advisor (Bobby, left),
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2021

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    The Mills Brothers

    Parts Specialist (Sammy, right) & Service Advisor (Bobby, left),
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 9/14/2011 – Samuel Mills was born in Austin, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys going to raves, ping pong, sun bathing, and disco dancing. His favorite movie is Toy Story. He has a pet parrot named Yoshi. Samuel’s favorite celebrity is OJ Simpson. His favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. His first job was a cashier at Carl’s Jr. He describes where he grew up as cold, desolate, and oh so lonely. He decided to work for the dealership because of his daddy. He is really proud of the fact that he has eaten 24 hot dogs before.

    Hire Date 11/21/2011 – Bobby was born just out side of Austin in the growing city of Leander. In his spare time he likes to read and play video games, as well as write and tell stories! Bobby has a laid back, peaceful and carefree personality. The best place he has traveled to is New Mexico, but he really wishes he could visit London, England. The happiest moment of his life was when he was accepted to college. Way to go Bobby!

  • Hunter Mixon

    Hunter Mixon

    Service Support

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    Hunter Mixon

    Hunter Mixon

    Service Support

    Hire Date 01/16/2024 – Hunter was born and raised in Austin, and his family is originally from Thailand. Before officially residing in the United States as a teenager, he actually spent a few years on and off living in Thailand! Hunter loves the food scene here in Austin, and his favorite restaurant would have to be Lin Asian Bar because they have the best dim sum and soup dumplings. He enjoys playing video games in his free time and his top-pick game is Old School Runescape on the computer. Hunter’s favorite music venue of all time is the OMNIA Nightclub in Las Vegas, and if he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Danny McBride or John C. Reilly.

  • Tyler Mixon

    Tyler Mixon

    Valet

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    Tyler Mixon

    Tyler Mixon

    Valet

    Hire Date 05/15/2023 – Tyler’s favorite things about Austin would have to be all the different restaurants downtown & the beautiful scenery. He has always been interested in cars and he’s thrilled to be part of the First Texas Honda team!

  • Marleni Mojica

    Marleni Mojica

    Driver
    Top Gun 2020

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    Marleni Mojica

    Marleni Mojica

    Driver
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date: 1/2/2017 – Marleni moved from Mexico to Austin in 1998. In her free time, she likes to go to Zumba with her friends, cheer for UT whenever they play and loves to spend time going out to eat and going to movies with her family. Marleni loves her two kids very much, her daughter, and her Maltipoo, Mia. Her favorite food ever is enchiladas!

  • Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Service Support
    Top Gun 2019

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    Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Service Support
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 1/24/2019 – Esther was born here in Austin, raised in Mexico, and then came back to Austin. She spends most of her free time working a lot of other side jobs! Ester was previously a Medical Assistant and hopes to go back to school one day to possibly become an RNA. Esther also truly enjoys the simple art of driving. She loves to make the drive down to Houston and Galveston, sit on the beach for 15 minutes, and then drive back. No joke–she literally went from just 20 miles to 38,ooo miles in her car, in ONE YEAR!

  • Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Internal Auditor

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    Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Internal Auditor

    Hire Date 10/15/2016 – Alyssa was raised in Austin, and is happy to call it her home. She currently splits her time between working and attending Concordia University with a major in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her Pomeranian named Dory, and going downtown.

  • Christy  Morgan

    Christy Morgan

    Sales Coordinator

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    Christy Morgan

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 05/01/2023 – Christy is an Austin native, and she spends much of her free time traveling and finding new restaurants to try. She loves Mexican food, and she will tell you that SXSW is the place to be for concerts. Christy has been to New Orleans and hopes to go on a site tour of all the countries in Europe one day. She roots for the Dallas Cowboys, her favorite song is Last Night by Morgan Wallen, and “Power” is her go-to TV show. At home, Christy has an apple head chihuahua named Mamas! FUN FACT: If Christy could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Marilyn Monroe.

    Christy’s favorite book – Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst

  • Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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    Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 11/23/2020 – Jill is from St. Petersburg, Florida and has been in the automotive field since 2005. In Austin, Jill enjoys being at the edge of the Hill Country, which is not a way she expected the area would be. When she’s not working, she loves paper crafting, traveling, hiking, watching the Harry Potter series, listening to Celine Deon, grabbing a bite to eat from Trulucks, and hanging out with her boys! One of Jill’s favorite trips was out to Washington, DC and someday, she’d like to go Hawaii for the best of both worlds: the beach and the mountains! Jill and her boys have four dogs, 1 mini dachshund and 3 dachshund mixes – Lily, Lucky, Angel, and Coco.

  • Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil

    Barista

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    Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil

    Barista

    Hire Date 10/18/2017 – Sarah was born and raised in the Austin area. She has many different hobbies, including ballet and tap dancing, reading, and coloring to relax. She has her sites set on traveling, and is currently planning a fun trip with her sister.

  • Tiffany Nemeth

    Tiffany Nemeth

    Barista

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    Tiffany Nemeth

    Tiffany Nemeth

    Barista

    Hire Date 6/9/2021 – Tiffany is from Dallas, Texas. She enjoys driving to beautiful music, morning swimming at McKinney Falls, coffee dining, meditating, and being in the present moment. Tiffany enjoys catching the symphony at Michael and Susan Dell Hall, and hopes to travel to the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, Hungary one day. She enjoys a variety of music genres, particularly film score/dark ambient, music that gives you “chills” which is called musical frisson. Tiffany also finds time to enjoy her favorite video game for PS4 called Everything, narrated by philosopher Alan Watts. Tiffany loves learning about quantum theory, epigenetics, philosophy, biology, metaphysics, and just about any subject that will raise her vibrations. Her favorite quote is “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change” – Max Planck. She believes that everyone has something to teach the world, and she is ready to listen. FUN FACT: Tiffany has silkie chickens! Her rooster (pictured here) is named Gucci Boi and he loves to cuddle.

  • Alvin Nguyen

    Alvin Nguyen

    Technician

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    Alvin Nguyen

    Alvin Nguyen

    Technician

    Hire Date 01/29/2024 – Alvin was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He has over 20 years of experience in the automotive business and has a fascination for 90’s Hondas! The best vacation Alvin has been on was to Hawaii for a family trip, and in the future, he hopes to visit Vietnam to see his relatives. FUN FACT: Alvin has 5 dogs at home! Their names are Skye, Millie, Diesel, Fendi, and Chanel.

  • TJ Nissen

    TJ Nissen

    Sales Manager

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    TJ Nissen

    TJ Nissen

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 03/01/2023 – TJ was born and raised in Austin, specifically the Allendale/Crestview area. His career in the automotive industry began in 1987 at a different Honda dealership where he stayed for 33 years. Fast forward to now, and he hasn’t looked back since! His favorite thing about Austin is simple – it’s home and he can’t imagine being anywhere else! When he’s not busy working, TJ enjoys fishing and hunting. He’s also a huge fan of old country music and Texas country music. TJ’s favorite vacation to date was a trip he took to the seaside area of Florida, and his favorite song at the moment is “Empty Glass” by Gary Stewart. FUN FACT: TJ is part of the Bass fishing community, and he holds the lake record for Lake Austin with a monster of a bass that weighed 16.03 pounds!

  • Brandon Oborny

    Brandon Oborny

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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    Brandon Oborny

    Brandon Oborny

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 5/19/2021 – Brandon is from California. He enjoys getting outdoors to go rock climbing and will admit that he misses California for the great boulders of the mountain ranges there for climbing, as well as ideal mountain spots for camping with his friends. Brandon roots for the Golden State Warriors and likes to kick back with his dog, Maisy.

  • Daniel Ocampo Perez

    Daniel Ocampo Perez

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Daniel Ocampo Perez

    Daniel Ocampo Perez

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 03/29/2023 –

  • Carina Oliva

    Carina Oliva

    Technician

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    Carina Oliva

    Carina Oliva

    Technician

    Hire Date coming soon! – Carina was born and raised in Austin. She enjoys playing soccer, working on cars, and spending time with her family. She has three chihuahuas and one schnauzer, and their names are Charlie, Sophie, Leo, and Angel.

  • Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Assistant Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Assistant Manager
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 7/4/2016 – Jackie was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She has a chihuahua mix and golden retriever puppy that take up most of her time on the weekends. In her free time, Jackie enjoys sudoku, hiking, watching movies, and anything to do with dogs!

    Jackie’s Favorite Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses (Series) by Sarah J. Maas
    “All of the characters are displayed in different angles and it’s so neat to see each individual’s motivations, decisions, and emotions throughout the series. Everything seems so realistic when you’re reading the books and it also leaves a lot to your imagination.”

  • Daniel “Dano” Overton

    Daniel “Dano” Overton

    Parts Manager

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    Daniel “Dano” Overton

    Parts Manager

    Hire Date 03/30/1995 – Dano is from El Paso, Texas, and he began working for First Texas Honda in 1995 after knowing several cool people who owned Hondas. He figured working here would make him cool, too, although the jury is still out on those results. Dani’s favorite thing about Austin is simple – the location! Being that is proximity is in the middle of Texas, there are several convenient routes to any side of the border. Plus, there is tons of diversity and so many different cultures here, which makes Austin very special. When he’s not busy working, Dano enjoys spending as much time in the sunshine as possible and riding his motorcycle through the beautiful hill country. When it comes to music, Dano loves Thrash Metal and lots of it. Of course, this simply wouldn’t be complete without Debbie Gibson’s music. If you want to be Dano’s best friend, get him lots of good food – his favorite kind of cuisine is anything someone else got for him! FUN FACT: Dano feels honored to have worked for Continental Automotive Group for many decades. He has been given so many opportunities to learn and prosper, and he sees every day as an adventure!

    Dano’s favorite book – Good to Great by Jim Collins

  • Jessica Palomares

    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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    Jessica Palomares

    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 6/25/2021 – Jessica was born in Austin and spent her early childhood in Mexico. She’s looking forward to trips down to visit her family and friends in the area of Mexico that she considers home. Austin is just as much home as Mexico though, as they truly go hand-in-hand in her heart. She’s proud to be an Austinite thanks to it being a city that not only accepts, but embraces the color of everyones skin, LGBTQ+ customs, amazing music, unique fashion, pets, wellness, and FOOD! Jessica is thankful to her dad who raised her as a single father, showed her hardworking customs, and to top it all off – he makes the best carne asadas. FUN FACT: Jessica is a huge fan of music, but don’t ask her to pick a favorite song. There are too many to choose from!

  • Dylan Payne

    Dylan Payne

    Service Advisor

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    Dylan Payne

    Dylan Payne

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 11/18/2021 – Dylan was born and raised in Burnet, Texas and moved to Austin in 2018 with his family. In his free time, Dylan enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, and being a bit of a homebody sometimes to stay inside and play Forza and other racing games on his PC. He also listens to all kinds of music and is very open to giving all kinds of artists and genres a try – you never what you’re going to love next! FUN FACT: If he could travel anywhere, he’d choose to visit Canada as all of the people seem so happy there.

  • Chayse Pearson

    Chayse Pearson

    Applicant Tracking Lead

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    Chayse Pearson

    Applicant Tracking Lead

    Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Chayse hails from Portland, Oregon, and her favorite sports team is definitely the Portland Trailblazers. Around Austin, Chayse loves checking out new restaurants all over the city and going to Lady Bird Lake. She knows she made the right decision to move here thanks to how nice the people are, how great the food scene is, and how incredible it is to have so much live music all around. While she likes to spend time scoping things out around the city, she also enjoys being home with her partner and their three cats: Lola, Daisy, and Poppy. Chayse’s partner is also her biggest hero. She’s spent her career as a social worker, helping kids continually, and every day, Chayse admires her for her kind heart coupled with her hardworking mentality. FUN FACT: Chayse was able to attend PRIDE in San Francisco and it is easily one of her top trips to date!

  • Ricky Pecina

    Ricky Pecina

    Sales Consultant

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    Ricky Pecina

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 9/22/2021 – Ricky is an Austinite who loves the diversity of the city here. Outside of work, he enjoys going to the gym, working on cars, cooking, and playing with his dog, Dakota. Ricky’s playlist would show lots of hits by The Weeknd and he is always down to grab a bite to eat from Pluckers Wing Bar. Someday, Ricky would love to visit Tokyo in the spring to see a city full of cherry blossoms.

  • Jessica Pena

    Jessica Pena

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2015

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    Jessica Pena

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 8/27/2008 – Jessica is another native Austinite and graduate of Austin High School. Jessica has two children, ages seven and nine, and a Chow named Oso. She loves music and once sang in an alternative rock band. Jessica still enjoys singing from the audience; she loves live music and is a big concertgoer. A favorite concert memory is when she got to go backstage and meet 311 and the Wu-Tang Clan.

  • Cody Penna

    Cody Penna

    Fixed Operations Director

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    Cody Penna

    Fixed Operations Director

    Hire Date 5/28/2012 – Cody was born in San Clemente, CA. As a car person, Cody dreams of someday owning an 80s Wagon. And his favorite movie? Ya, it’s Fast and The Furious! Outside of work, he likes to work on his own car, play his guitar, or participate in nerdy stuff.

    Cody’s Favorite Book: Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
    “A practical guide with real-world examples to apply to actual situations we face in life.”

  • Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

    Ashley is from Houston and the Texans and Astros are forever her two favorite teams. She’s been in the automotive world for a while as Ashley was used to the idea of the car business thanks to her Grandpa, who had owned a few used car lots when she was growing up. She is very close to her family. Ashley misses her Tita who passed away and she idolizes her nana who never gave up, always took care of her family, and always showed unconditional love. Through these examples, Ashley has the best outlook and support for her own children, Liam Ryder and Leila Rose. When Ashley isn’t at work, she likes to be with her kids, play darts, and spend time with her dogs, a cocker spaniel mix, Max, and blind terrier mix, Bella Fred. Ashley likes traveling and loved the time she spent in Puerto Rico, and can’t wait for the day she can go Santorini, Greece! FUN FACT: Ashley is a fan of old school Nintendo/Super Nintendo, Deadpool, and anything and everything Marvel!

  • Bryan Pham

    Bryan Pham

    Express Tech Apprentice

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    Bryan Pham

    Express Tech Apprentice

    Hire Date 09/13/2023 – Bryan was born and raised here in Texas, but his parents are originally from Vietnam. He has several goals in life, one of which is to be as calm and peaceful as his idol, Bob Ross. Bryan enjoys traveling, and his two favorite vacations to date have been a trip to Florida with his friend and a family trip to Cancun. At home, Bryan has an adorable dog named Snow! FUN FACT: Bryan’s favorite movie is The King of Staten Island.

  • Mace Pitman

    Mace Pitman

    Inventory Clerk

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    Mace Pitman

    Inventory Clerk

    Hire Date 12/28/2023 – Mace enjoys playing his guitar, visiting bookstores, and reading whenever he gets the chance. When it comes to music, his favorite band is Def Leppard and his top pick artist is Bob Segar. Mace’s favorite movie is Lord of the Rings, and in the future, he would love to travel to Greece and Italy to experience the beautiful scenery, spectacular landscapes, and iconic historical monuments. FUN FACT: During his teen years, Mace raced Motocross in Arizona!

  • Gregory Powell

    Gregory Powell

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

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    Gregory Powell

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 01/02/17 – Gregory was born in Austin and grew up in Manor. He started out driving trucks until 2014 when he began selling cars in Dallas. He moved back to Austin in 2015 for the better opportunities it provides, and because he considers it a great place to raise a family. He has an 8 year old daughter Dayana who he says is his reason for working so hard. He has coached little league football for 10 years, and he enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Longhorns play. He’s also a basketball fan, and the Chicago Bulls are his favorite team. He takes customer service seriously, and he looks forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations.

  • Chad Powers

    Chad Powers

    Express Service Advisor

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    Chad Powers

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 07/07/2023 – Chad is originally from Los Angeles and has lived in Texas since 1997. He loves Austin because it’s very diverse and welcomes people from all walks of life. Chad’s journey in automotive began when he was just 14 years old working for his parents’ shop, and he now has nearly 20 years of experience in this business. Outside of work, he enjoys competing in a billiards league, and when asked who his hero is, Chad chose his kids because he learns something from them each day.

  • Cameron Price

    Cameron Price

    Express Service Advisor

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    Cameron Price

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 02/12/2024 – Cameron is a Colorado native who’s been living in Austin for the last 10 years. He and his family love spending time in the great outdoors. You can find him going on walks, going to the pool, or enjoying one of the many car shows around Austin! When it comes to food, Cameron and his wife love Jack Allen’s. He says you can never go wrong with their chicken fried pork chop! If he could travel anywhere, Cameron would choose Bora Bora for the exciting island life and beautiful landscape. Cameron currently has 3 cats and will be welcoming a Golden Retriever puppy to the family soon!

  • Anthony Raglin

    Anthony Raglin

    Sales Consultant

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    Anthony Raglin

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 9/5/2019 – Anthony was raised in a small Texas town and one day ended up in Austin. He’s been in the car business since 2005. He has four kids and three grandbabies. When he’s not working, he enjoys going to the gym and working out.

  • Jaime  Ramirez

    Jaime Ramirez

    Parts Specialist

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    Jaime Ramirez

    Parts Specialist

    Hire Date 07/17/2023 – Jaime loves anything to do with music and water, so living in Austin is perfect because there are plenty of live music events and gorgeous lakes! His free time consists of playing basketball and writing/recording music. He’ll never turn down some good soup, and he roots for the New York Giants. Jaime is definitely a foodie, and if he could travel to any destination, he would choose Puerto Rico so he can try all the authentic food.

  • Justin Ray

    Justin Ray

    Title Clerk

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    Justin Ray

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 02/20/2023 – Justin is from the southeast area of Texas, and he has been working in the automotive world since 2019. In his free time, he enjoys reading, painting miniatures, and playing video games (preferably Baldur’s Gate 3). Justin’s favorite musical artist is Amon Amarth, and his top-pick meal is crawfish etouffee. If he could travel to any destination, Justin would choose Germany to experience the beautiful scenery. As for a couple more favorites, Justin is a Lord of the Rings fan and his favorite song is The Empyrean Phoenix by Dimmu Borgir. FUN FACT: At home, Justin has an adorable German Shepherd named Ella!

  • Lorenzo Ray

    Lorenzo Ray

    Porter

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    Lorenzo Ray

    Porter

    Hire Date 6/21/2004 – Lorenzo Ray, from Plain Dealing, Louisiana, is THE biggest LSU fan. He loves football and spent time playing tailback in a semi-pro league. (Ask him to see his huge championship ring.) For the past 10 years Lorenzo has also worked at LBJ High School, where he loves getting to know the LBJ football players and following them in their college careers. The players are all over the country and give Lorenzo tickets to come see them play. The baby of ten (!) children, Lorenzo considers himself a family man and goes back to Louisiana often to visit everyone. He has three kids himself, the youngest of which lives here in Austin.

  • Hilary Razo

    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 11/13/2017 – Hilary is originally from California but moved to Texas 15 years ago. She enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, painting, and crafting! Her family, friends, and community are very important to her! She’s totally obsessed with her Siberian Husky, Apollo! She loves hockey, and her favorite team is the Colorado Avalanche. Her biggest pet peeve is people spelling her name wrong. She loves living in Austin and embracing its weird culture! She also loves live music and being outdoors.

    Hilary’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
    “I liked this book because she keeps it real, I found this book is very relatable. Marie gives you tools to achieve goals, make better use of your time, and handle criticism better. She delivers it in a way that really clicked with me and I still use some techniques she offered in the book in my day to day life.”

  • Alvin Reed

    Alvin Reed

    Sales Acquisition Manager

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    Alvin Reed

    Alvin Reed

    Sales Acquisition Manager

    Hire Date 12/06/2023 – Alvin is from Victoria, Texas. He always knew he wanted to be part of something that would present him with new challenges and opportunities each day, so he decided to join the automotive business in 2018! During football season, Alvin enjoys traveling to different stadiums to watch various games. His favorite football team is the Jacksonville Jaguars, and when it comes to basketball, he roots for the Lakers. As for some other hobbies, Alvin enjoys golfing, playing football, and drawing. If he could invite anyone to dinner, Alvin would choose Jesus because there’s not a more famous dinner than his.

  • Carlos Rendon Vasquez

    Carlos Rendon Vasquez

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Carlos Rendon Vasquez

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 03/29/2023 – Carlos originates from San Jose, California, and he is excited to be furthering his automotive knowledge at First Texas Honda! His favorite things to do are work out at the gym and spend time with his wife and their two dogs. When Carlos is hungry, his immediate thought is to get a burrito with a soda on the side. His favorite musical artist is Pouya and his top pick movie is The Sandlot. Carlos’ hero is definitely his mother because of how hard she worked to provide for her family. If he could invite anyone to dinner, Carlos would choose Mac Miller. FUN FACT: One day, Carlos hopes to visit Europe to experience the culture and food!

    Carlos’ favorite book – Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  • Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 1/22/1990 – Alex is a proud father of six children and happily married to his wife! But his family count doesn’t stop at eight, you can also add two dogs to the mix! He is very proud of the fact he has been with the company for over 25 years!

  • Jennifer Reyes

    Jennifer Reyes

    Lead Valet

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    Jennifer Reyes

    Lead Valet

    Hire Date 05/09/2023 – Jennifer is native to Austin, Texas, and this is her first time working in the automotive world. Her hobbies include hanging out with her friends, playing games on the Xbox, and relaxing at home with a good book. She also enjoys getting out and trying new styles of cuisine and restaurants here in Austin. When asked who her hero is, Jennifer chose her father because he always provided for the family and taught the valuable lessons of being humble and cherishing the little joys in life. He also taught her to never give up, even when times get tough. Jennifer is a fan of the Underworld movies and Resident Evil movies, and at home, she has 4 pets – a chihuahua, a hamster named Raven, a gecko named Sesame, and a kitten named Nova! FUN FACT: If you’re ever looking for someone to laugh with, Jennifer is your girl. Talking, joking, and getting to know people are her specialty!

    Jennifer’s favorite book – Night World series by L. J. Smith

  • Trent Richard

    Trent Richard

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2016

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    Trent Richard

    Trent Richard

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 10/23/2014 – Trent was born on the Bayou in Lafayette, La. He married his Cajun Queen in 2009 and ever day since then has been the happiest day of his life. He is so proud of her and happily renovated a vintage airstream into a mobile salon for her business. Trent moved to Austin, Texas in 2010 and can now be found hanging out with the wife and their pups, Zydeco and Samson, cooking up some tasty seafood or a delicious Cajun dish while thinking of taking a trip to Thailand. This laid-back friendly guy grew up where everyone focused on enjoying life and having good times no matter what. Trent started working on cars at an early age and knew it was something he loved to do, so as a result he chose it as a career.

  • Tacha Richardson

    Tacha Richardson

    L1 IT Technician

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    Tacha Richardson

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 02/21/2024 – In Tacha’s free time, she enjoys cooking delicious food, playing horror video games on her PC, traveling to new places, and learning new things! Her favorite meal is Donburi, a Japanese rice bowl, which is probably why if she could travel anywhere, she would go to Japan! When asked who her hero is, Tacha says her mother is her hero because she is strong and hardworking, but also kindhearted.

  • Mike Rivera

    Mike Rivera

    Sales Consultant

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    Mike Rivera

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 02/16/2024 – Mike is from a little city down south called McAllen, TX. He’s been in the automotive industry coming up on 5 years. In his free time, he enjoys trying new things, going out to new restaurants, and visiting new places! Mike is a beach guy at heart. The best vacation he’s been on was to Cancun, Mexico, and he would love to travel to Bora Bora one day for the beautiful ocean and relaxing scenery.

  • Viviana Rivera

    Viviana Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

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    Viviana Rivera

    Viviana Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 01/03/2024 – Viviana comes to us from Houston, Texas, and her favorite thing about Austin is paddleboarding and taking in the amazing views from the lake. When she has free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family. Viviana has been to Cancun, Mexico and notes it to be the most beautiful vacation she’s been on thus far. FUN FACT: Viviana is an avid longboarder!

  • Zachry Rivkin

    Zachry Rivkin

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2021

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    Zachry Rivkin

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 7/31/2019 – Zachry was born and raised here in Austin. He can listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd all day and is a Filipino food fanatic! At Zachry’s previous job, he was sent all around the country. He’s literally been to half of the United States: 25 states!

  • Francisco Rocha

    Francisco Rocha

    Master Certified Technician

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    Francisco Rocha

    Francisco Rocha

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 2/1/2022 – Francisco is a family man, born and raised here in Austin, Texas! He is a husband to his wonderful wife, Mayra, and a proud father to their two children, Sofia and Francisco. In his spare time, Francisco loves traveling, barbecuing, and spending time with his family and friends. Speaking of traveling, Francisco would one day love to travel to Rome, Italy to check out the infamous Colosseum. He loves all types of music and is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan! When asked about his favorite Honda model, Francisco had to choose the Honda Civic Type-R. FUN FACT: At home, Francisco has two dogs – a German Shepherd named Jax and a Poodle mix named Canelo!

  • Julian Rodriguez

    Julian Rodriguez

    Sales Consultant

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    Julian Rodriguez

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 9/10/2018 – Julian was born and raised in Austin. He’s been in the car business since he was 17 years old, and considers himself an all around car guy. He enjoy spending his time with family. He also enjoys working in a team environment at FTH, and in his own words, Julian is a “big team player for a small guy.”

  • Lindsay Rohler

    Lindsay Rohler

    Service Director

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    Lindsay Rohler

    Service Director

    Hire Date 11/10/2023 – Lindsay was born and Virginia and has been living in Texas since she was two, so she’s basically a native. She grew up in a small town east of Dallas and moved to Austin for college, where she soon learned that Austin is definitely more her vibe than Dallas. She loves how unique this city is, and how welcoming and friendly everyone is here. When she’s not busy working, Lindsay enjoys hiking, bird photography, and doing virtually anything outdoors. She has always loved dogs and currently has two adorable Rhodesian Ridgebacks named Lucy and Leo, who happen to also be her favorite hiking buddies. FUN FACT: Lindsay recently welcomed her daughter to the world! She loves being a mom to the funniest little girl she knows.

  • Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 06/01/2010 – Jackie was born in California where she soon ended her west coast fun to be in Austin, TX. She has a dog named Bandit that she likes to take on walks. She enjoys the produce section at the grocery store and going to local pubs and farmers markets! If she won the lottery she would give Sheri money and pay off all of her expenses. Her dream car is an old school Shelby Mustang. She hates doing laundry but enjoys beef fajitas and her step dad’s home cooking. She aspires to one day visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame in North Carolina. With Jackie’s good looks, she often gets mistaken for Popeye’s girlfriend, Olive Oyl. She found her place at Mercedes-Benz of Austin by the fabulous Craigslist and has gone uphill from there! She enjoys football, hanging with friends and is a HUGE NASCAR FAN! Quote by Jackie: “Joy is contagious. Hang around joyful people and there’s every chance you’ll catch it”

  • Joanna  Romero

    Joanna Romero

    Title Clerk

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    Joanna Romero

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 12/20/2022 – Joanna is a native Austinite, and she has been working in the automotive industry since 2021 because she loves learning new skills and having a challenge! When she’s not busy working, you can find Joanna creating art and designing her own clothing. Being a passionate artist, Joanna loves expressing herself through art and loves how prominent the art scene is here in Austin. Her favorite musician at the moment is Omar Banos (aka CUCO), and her top-pick song from him is “Caution”.  When it comes to food, Joanna will never turn down some good pizza, and she enjoys playing Minecraft and Little Big Planet on the Xbox and PlayStation. When asked about her favorite vacation, Joanna mentioned a recent trip she and her significant other took to Universal Studios in Florida, and says they had a fantastic time! Next on her list of destinations to visit? Hopefully Roswell, New Mexico to experience year-round jaw-dropping sightings of lights. One of Joanna’s favorite movies is Pulp Fiction! FUN FACT: Joanna’s favorite soda is Dr. Pepper, and her favorite colors are pink and light purple.

    Joanna’s favorite book – The Dinner by Herman Koch

    “This is a murder mystery type novel that I finished in a span of roughly 3 days. It was too good to put down!”

  • Maria Samaneigo

    Maria Samaneigo

    Service Support Clerk

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    Maria Samaneigo

    Service Support Clerk

    Hire Date 10/30/2023 – Maria is native to Austin, Texas. She has family members who work in the automotive business and in 2022, she decided to pursue it as well so she could learn more about the industry that her family loves! Maria’s favorite movie is Dirty Dancing, and in the future, she hopes to visit Jamaica to experience the beautiful scenery and crystal-clear waters. FUN FACT: Maria has an adorable pet Daschund named Chiquis!

  • Ivan Sanchez

    Ivan Sanchez

    Express Technician

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    Ivan Sanchez

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 10/09/2023 – Ivan was born in Zillah, Washington, a small town with a population of 10,000. He moved to Oregon at 6 months old, and 21 years later, he finally made it here to Austin, Texas. He is passionate about cars, particularly fast ones, and fishing. Ivan has a favorite movie for every genre, but his all-time favorites have got to be Blood In Blood Out, Godfather, and Scarface. When it comes to sports, Ivan roots for the Dallas Cowboys. FUN FACT: Ivan once traveled around Europe for 6 months and visited Italy, Spain, Greece, London, Amsterdam, France, and Belgium. This was an epic way to spend a gap year from school, and he notes this to be the best vacation he’s been on!

  • Jasmine Sanchez

    Jasmine Sanchez

    Sales Coordinator

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    Jasmine Sanchez

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 01/30/2023 – Jasmine was born in Victoria, Texas, and she began working in the automotive business due to her curiosity about the scheduling aspect of it. She used to work as a receptionist and has a ton of experience running schedules, so she is excited to see what her new position with CAG will bring. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys reading, going to the movies, and spending time with her dog, Jasper, who is grumpy and acts like a grandpa but is only 4 years old and a true cutie. Being that she has two younger brothers, she’s also into video games and loves playing on the PlayStation with them. When it comes to music, Jasmine has been a die-hard Taylor Swift fan (aka a “Swiftie”) since she was young and looks forward to seeing Taylor in concert in March 2023! Jasmine’s favorite type of cuisine is Asian food, and her favorite meal would have to be the vermicelli bowl from Pho Hoang. A few years ago, Jasmine went to Tennessee and stayed in a cabin up in the mountains with her family and friends, and says it was the best destination she has been to thus far. Switzerland is definitely at the top of her list of places she wants to visit in the future. When asked who her hero is, Jasmine chose her dearest friend who she has known for half of her life. Despite some hardships her friend experienced, Jasmine has gotten to see her grow and better herself, and it means a lot to have had her in her life for so many years. As for some favorites, Jasmine’s top-pick movie is Super 8, her two favorite songs are “Cool Cat” by Queen and “Lovesong” by The Cure, and she roots for the Dallas Cowboys. FUN FACT: Jasmine is an open book and will answer any question with honesty, so don’t let her initial shyness fool you! She is also thrilled to be part of the CAG team.

  •  Naomi Sanchez

    Naomi Sanchez

    Sales Consultant

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    Naomi Sanchez

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 9/23/2019 – Naomi is from Lubbock, Texas. She likes to spend her free time enjoying barbecues, lounging by the pool, and hanging out with her pitbull, Maggie. Someday, Naomi would like to travel to Spain for the food and culture. FUN FACT: Naomi is ALWAYS down to get some wings!

  • Trinity  Sanders

    Trinity Sanders

    Hiring Specialist

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    Trinity Sanders

    Hiring Specialist

    Hire Date 05/22/2023 – Trinity is from Pflugerville, Texas, and she loves Austin for its diversity and delicious food. While the automotive business wasn’t part of her original career plan, she is excited to be part of CAG for the positive work culture and opportunities for growth! When she’s not busy working, Trinity enjoys spending time at the Domain, kayaking/tubing on Barton Creek, playing Mortal Kombat, and finding new restaurants to eat at. She’s a huge fan of Drake and will never say no to some good chicken tikka masala from Tarka Indian Kitchen. Recently, Trinity went on a cruise with her boyfriend and her family to visit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. One day, she hopes to visit Greece. Trinity’s heroes are her parents because they have always had her back in everything she does, and if she could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Keke Palmer. As for some more favorites, Trinity’s top pick movie is Forrest Gump, her favorite song is Been Like This by Doja Cat, and she roots for the UT Volleyball team. At home, Trinity has 3 cats who are all named after TV show characters – Buffy, Kyo, and Barney. FUN FACT: Trinity graduated from Lamar University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. She also played D1 Volleyball during her time there!

    Trinity’s favorite book – Atomic Habits by James Clear

  • Alex Sandoval

    Alex Sandoval

    Finance Manager

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    Alex Sandoval

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 07/03/2023 – Alex was born and raised in Mexico City and enjoys all the outdoor activities available in Austin. He joined the automotive world around 2013 due to his passion for cars and hasn’t looked back since. Outside of work, Alex is an avid Flamenco guitar player, boxer, and dancer, and even dabbles in some soccer playing from time to time. He loves all kinds of music, but Marc Anthony, Gipsy Kings, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Queen definitely top his list of favorite artists. Alex’s go-to meal is tacos, and when asked where his favorite place to travel is, he responded “Beach, beach, beach!”. One day, he hopes to visit Europe to try all the delicious food and experience the beautiful environment. Alex’s inspiration in life is Arnold Schwarzenegger because despite coming from nothing, he persevered and became the king of everything he wanted. Alex’s favorite movie is The Wolf of Wall Street, his top-pick song is “Titi Me Pregunto” by Bad Bunny, and he roots for Real Madrid. At home, he has two dogs – a great dane named Sasha and a pug named Chato. FUN FACT: While growing up in Mexico City, Alex spent much time working in restaurants, oil fields, and other jobs. He’ll forever be thankful for those experiences, and he is proud to be where he is today.

    Alex’s favorite book – Understanding Roman Catholicism by Rick Jones

  • Chris Saumers

    Chris Saumers

    Sales Consultant

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    Chris Saumers

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 11/07/2023 – Chris is from Santa Monica, California. He enjoys spending his free time walking his two dogs, Rex and Willie, and playing various sports like golf, tennis, and basketball. When it comes to sports, Chris roots for the Florida State Seminoles!

  • Kyle Schaefer

    Kyle Schaefer

    Technician

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    Kyle Schaefer

    Technician

    Hire Date 08/09/2022 – Kyle was born in Orange, California. He has always enjoyed working on cars as a hobby & is a huge Honda fan, so he was immediately interested when the opportunity arose to join the First Texas Honda team! In his spare time, Kyle enjoys partaking in activities such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, golfing, camping, and doing virtually anything outdoors. He also loves everything about every kind of music & tries to attend live concerts whenever he gets the chance! When it comes to food, Kyle is always down to grab some good tacos, especially if they are carnitas or birria tacos. One day, Kyle hopes to visit Japan so he can experience the culture, food, and history of the country. He would also love to see a Motorsport event at the Suzuka Circuit while he is there! As for a couple more favorites, Kyle’s go-to movie would have to be Ford vs Ferrari and his top-pick song is “Low Rider” by War. When it comes to sports, Kyle is a huge fan of the Angels, Lakers, Ducks, and Chargers, so it’s safe to say he sticks to his Californian roots! At home, Kyle has an adorable German Shepherd named Rebel. FUN FACT: Kyle is half Mexican and speaks Spanish fluently!

    Kyle’s favorite book – Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero

    “I grew up playing baseball and Roberto Clemente was my inspiration and is still my favorite player!”

  • Jim Schankel

    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

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    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 7/21/2021 – Jim in from Cypress, Texas. Outside of work, he’s big into being outdoors for activities like cycling and camping. His most fond travel memories come from a Hawaiian cruise he ventured.

  • Keith Schill

    Keith Schill

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015

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    Keith Schill

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 9/25/2014 – Keith’s life began in Trinidad, West Indies, while his father was stationed there in the Navy. Keith followed in his father’s footsteps and also became a Navy man. Obviously, being raised in and serving in the military, he has traveled to many places, but his favorite is still the United States of America. He moved from Houston to San Marcos, where he lived in a 5th wheel camper and really enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing until 2013 when he bought a home in Buda. The happiest time of his life was when he married his beautiful wife who, bless her heart, has had to “put up” with him. He has two wonderful stepdaughters who he is extremely proud of, plus four grandkids who also love camping as much as the rest of the family. Included in his family is a spoiled rotten Cocker Spaniel. While serving in the Navy aboard an aircraft carrier he discovered a crack in the landing gear of an aircraft which, if not detected, would have killed the pilot while landing. He received the Navy Achievement Metal for his heroism.

  • Joshua  Scruggs

    Joshua Scruggs

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Joshua Scruggs

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 08/30/2023 – Josh was born and raised in Austin, and he loves this city for its awesome people and exciting music events like ACL and SXSW. His favorite way to unwind is to kick back with a good video game. He has many favorites, but his go-to would have to be Old School RuneScape on the PC. Josh also enjoys hanging out with his dog, Mikey, who is super shy but the sweetest pup in the world when he gets to know you more. FUN FACT: Josh roots for the Dallas Cowboys and will tell you that “Every year is our year”.

  • Josh Senay

    Josh Senay

    Sales Consultant

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    Josh Senay

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 05/03/2023 – Josh was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and while he is new to the automotive industry, he has always had a love for cars. Even his free time is very centered around cars, as he has two personal vehicles that he loves driving through the winding hill country roads whenever he can. He’s always looking to improve his driving skills and has had the opportunity to attend a few different track performance driving schools like Rally and Drift. In the near future, Josh plans to get a membership at Harris Hill Raceway so he can take his cars to the track in his spare time! Aside from cars, Josh’s favorite music venues are the Stern Grove in San Francisco and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. He once visited Cebu in the Philippines where he got to swim with whale sharks, cliff dive, eat lots of amazing food, and visit other islands. Next on his list of places to hit up? Tokyo, Japan so he can experience the underground car scene, unique culture, and delicious ramen. If Josh is just chilling at home, he enjoys playing Gran Turismo on the PS5. FUN FACT: Josh is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist!

    Josh’s favorite book – The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

  • Rachel Shook

    Rachel Shook

    Guild Master
    Top Gun 2015

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    Rachel Shook

    Guild Master
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 5/26/2009 – Rachel enjoys life. She loves to do most things outside (though she is particular about the weather). She most commonly plays soccer and ultimate frisbee, but enjoys the occasional football, croquet, racquetball, sand volleyball, and Halo. When she is hungry, her immediate reaction is to get a bowl of cereal or a cup of goldfish. She is also a dog-lover, and if ever she talks to a customer who mentions their dog, Rachel will no doubt invite the dog in for a few pets.

  •  Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

    Hire Date 5/15/2004 – The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man! Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

    Timothy’s favorite book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Alan Singer

  • Kevin Siebert

    Kevin Siebert

    Sales Consultant

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    Kevin Siebert

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 9/14/2016 – Kevin was born and raised in Shelbyville, Indiana, and grew up in a small family car dealership. He’s always had a love of flying and he turned that into a career flying for the airlines. He and his family moved to Austin in 2010 for two reasons: to escape the gray, never ending winters and for its great business economy. When he stopped flying, he started a small motorcycle touring company which took people on tours, mostly through the hill country. His big passion is riding his BMW GS motorcycle on trips around Texas and the surrounding areas. He hopes to someday tour the Alps. Formula 1 is his favorite sport, and he enjoys watching the races at watch parties with friends. He has a beautiful wife, 2 beautiful daughters who have wonderful husbands, and a son who sings opera. His oldest daughter just presented them with their first grandchild! Kevin and his wife have 2 dogs, a Japanese Chin named Dealer and a white Standard Poodle named Boomer, who get long walks in the park by the lake when time permits. Their best times were when they took the family on a couple of European vacations.

  • Alberto  Sosa

    Alberto Sosa

    Sales Apprentice

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    Alberto Sosa

    Sales Apprentice

    Hire Date 01/16/2024 – Alberto is from Houston, Texas, and he loves living in Austin for the live music scene and Greenbelt trails. His favorite concert venue is the Concourse Project, and he enjoys traveling as often as he can. Alberto and his girlfriend once visited a riverside cabin with their friends in Washington state, and he notes this to be his favorite vacation thus far. At home, Alberto has a cat named Newt!

  • Pito Sosa

    Pito Sosa

    Sales Consultant

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    Pito Sosa

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 06/19/2023 – Pito is from the Rio Grande Valley and he always knew he wanted to work in a business that allowed him to be around cars and engage with his clients on a personal level. He loves the Honda brand and is thrilled to be part of the First Texas Honda team! In his free time, Pito enjoys golfing, biking, and hanging out with his family. He is blessed to have 3 amazing daughters and a wonderful wife named Kelle, who he has been married to for over 20 years. Pito’s favorite band is Foo Fighters and he has seen several concerts at Liberty Lunch here in Austin. His go-to restaurant is Papadeaux and the best vacation he has been on was a trip to Boston with his wife and daughters. In the future, Pito hopes to visit Europe to experience the historical buildings and breathtaking scenery. Pito’s hero is his father because he is the hardest worker, best friend, and has a great heart. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Stevie Ray Vaughn. Pito’s favorite movie is Fried Green Tomatoes, his top-pick song is “Satisfied” by Ian Moore, and he roots for the Dallas Cowboys. FUN FACT: At home, Pito and his family have a miniature schnauzer named Sully!

     

  •  David Soule

    David Soule

    Parts Back Counter

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    David Soule

    Parts Back Counter

    Hire Date 10/6/2010 – David is a huge Austin music fan and has been a part of the local scene for many of his years here. David has been playing in bands since high school and just recently put down his guitar. David says he enjoys modern alternative music most and Emo’s has been his favorite venue over the years. David is also an avid soccer fan, but says his two kids keep him most active. This is David’s second time back with CAG. He was first here in 1996 for 12 years and came back because it is such a nice place to work. He started in the car business back in 1986 as a goffer and cannot see himself anywhere else.

  •  Eli Soule

    Eli Soule

    Parts Runner

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    Eli Soule

    Parts Runner

    Hire Date 9/8/2018 – Eli was born and raised in Austin. His hobby is playing soccer, and in his spare time, he enjoys playing video games.

  • Sean Sousa

    Sean Sousa

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2022

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    Sean Sousa

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 1/22/2018 – Sean moved to Austin from Massachusetts along with some of his friends in 2012. When he’s not working, he enjoys hanging out with his family, bowling, watching movies, and catching up on tv shows. He’s also a big sports fan, and his favorite teams are the Patriots and the Celtics.

  • Holden Stedman

    Holden Stedman

    Sales Consultant

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    Holden Stedman

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 4/27/2018 – Holden is from the San Francisco bay area. He’s lived all over the world, though, and his favorite place was Nagoya, Japan because of the food and culture. His wife is from Austin, which is how he eventually ended up here. He dedicates all of his time to his family and his German Shepard named Fitz.

  • Christopher Steger

    Christopher Steger

    Master Certified Technician

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    Christopher Steger

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 01/31/2024 – Chris was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to Austin, Texas in 2019. His journey in the automotive business began at the age of 16 years old in a repair shop. In 2005, he began working at a Honda dealership and worked his way up to being a Honda Master Technician in 2015! Outside of work, Chris enjoys traveling. He has been to Costa Rica where he stayed in a villa 3000 meters up in the mountains with incredible views. While in Costa Rica, he got to zip line through the rainforest, see some cool animals, relax on the beach, and eat delicious food. Needless to say, this is the best vacation Chris has ever been on! Chris roots for the Texas Longhorns, and if he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose James Dean.

  • Jakobe  Sterling

    Jakobe Sterling

    Valet

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    Jakobe Sterling

    Valet

    Hire Date 06/13/2023 – Jakobe is from Odessa, Texas, and he has always been interested in cars. He is happiest hanging out at the lake and will recommend Lake Austin and Lake Travis to anyone. Whenever he has the opportunity, Jakobe loves taking his stand-up jet ski on the water and wake surfing! Jakobe’s top pick meal is burgers and the best vacation he has been on was a snowboarding trip in Breckenridge, Colorado. His favorite movie is Lone Survivor and he roots for the Dallas Cowboys. FUN FACT: Jakobe has 5 dogs! 4 of which are bullmastiffs and the other is a husky malamute. Their names are Kyah, Roo, Tank, Rocket, and Hercules!

    Jakobe’s favorite book – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  • Eric Steyer

    Eric Steyer

    Junior Analytics Engineer

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    Eric Steyer

    Junior Analytics Engineer

    Hire Date 06/26/2023 – Eric is from Ames, Iowa. When he’s not busy working, you can find him golfing or attending various sporting events. During college, Eric played on the Iowa State basketball team and still roots for the Iowa State athletics teams. He’s also a St. Louis Cardinals fan! FUN FACT: Eric’s favorite destination to visit is Hawaii.

  •  John Strubel

    John Strubel

    Finance Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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    John Strubel

    Finance Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 2/12/2018 – John was born and raised in Austin. He has two dogs, Bunny and Marley. In his spare time, John enjoys exercising, working on cars, and learning new musical instruments. He plays the saxophone and is currently learning how to play the bass guitar.

  •  Miriam Sutton

    Miriam Sutton

    Parts
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2022

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    Miriam Sutton

    Parts
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 2/10/2015 – Miriam was born in Germany and lived there for the first 27 years of her life. She loves fast cars, and her dream car is the one that she built! She also likes old cars much more than she likes new ones. While in Germany she worked as a mechanic and a painter. She moved to Austin in 2014 and likes the warm weather here. Miriam enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Christopher, and their two cats, Carl and Claus.

  • Hannah Swayn

    Hannah Swayn

    Hiring Specialist

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    Hannah Swayn

    Hiring Specialist

    Hire Date 09/28/2023 – Hannah is thrilled to be joining the CAG team. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs – a chug named Ziggy and an Australian Shepherd/Husky mix named Granola. She loves alternative music and her favorite artist is Halsey. When it comes to food, Hannah’s favorite restaurant is The Melting Pot because their cheese fondue is undeniably one of the best things in the world. FUN FACT: Hannah is part of a band called Wicker! Check out some of their music, you won’t be disappointed!

  • Jasper Thao

    Jasper Thao

    Service Hub

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    Jasper Thao

    Service Hub

    Hire Date 01/18/2023 – Jasper is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, and his favorite thing about Austin is the endless amount of opportunities. Being that he is someone who loves to learn, Jasper is excited about working in the automotive business as it will teach him new skills that he can implement in his life. When he’s not busy working, Jasper enjoys playing and watching sports, playing video games on his PS5 and PC, reading, and watching anime. His favorite vacations include anywhere he has gone with his family, and he one day hopes to visit the Netherlands to experience the beautiful scenery. When it comes to food, Jasper loves ox tails and any kind of Asian cuisine. If he could invite anyone to dinner, Jasper would choose Jay-Z. At home, Jasper has an adorable husky named Luna with whom he loves to hang out with! FUN FACT: Jasper is extremely motivated to excel in his job, and won’t let anything keep him from doing so. Don’t let this fool you though – he is super friendly and easy to get along with!

    Jasper’s favorite book – The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

  • Jose Torres

    Jose Torres

    Front Counter Sales
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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    Jose Torres

    Front Counter Sales
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 5/1/2009 – Jose was in the warehouse for 5 1/2 years and now moved up to part salesman. He was born in Oceanside, California raised in the city of Escondido, California. His favorite type of music is rap and the artist he listens to the most is Warren G. Some of Jose’s hobbies are playing basketball, football, and paint-balling. On the weekends he just likes to relax and go fishing.

  • Noelia  Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

    Hire Date 5/16/2000 – Noelia is a Virgo, so she doesn’t lie and she doesn’t embellish. A consummate accountant, she is from Robstown, Texas, graduated from Texas State, and has lived in Austin for nine years. She works out regularly and describes her style as straightforward. She takes the TV show Ghost Whisperer quite seriously and is overcoming an unfounded fear of non-physical spirits.

  •  Bob Towne

    Bob Towne

    Retail Parts

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    Bob Towne

    Retail Parts

    Hire Date 8/17/2006 – Bob lived in Amman, Jordan, for two years during his childhood but otherwise grew up outside of Washington DC. He soon realized what he was missing in Texas and moved to Austin in 1974. He obtained a degree in radio, film, and television from UT (the same thing Levi studied at UT) and loves watching and making movies. One of his short films was actually included in a KLRU program and played on television. If he had to make a list of his favorite movies it would include The Godfather, Dr. Strangelove, and Lawrence of Arabia. Bob also enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife Susan, a theatrical costume designer. Bob has lots of interesting facts about his relatives: he had two great, great (plus lots more greats) grandaunts who were hung during the Salem Witch Trials and also has family who came to Austin in a covered wagon in 1852.

  •  Frank Tran

    Frank Tran

    Master Technician
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2014

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     Frank Tran

    Frank Tran

    Master Technician
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2014

    Hire Date 7/15/1999 – Frank was born in Vietnam but moved when he was two months old. Originally from southern Vietnam, Frank moved to the US in 1984 and lived in Minnesota and California before settling in Austin in 1997. Frank worked as a mechanics teacher in Vietnam and quickly found his way into the automotive industry after moving to the US. He has been working on Hondas since 1994 and has served customers at First Texas Honda for many years. Frank loves Japanese gardens and enjoys working in his own garden, where he grows vegetables and various plants and flowers. Frank has a brother and sister in Austin and has traveled back to Vietnam twice to visit his family there.

  • Eros Trujillo

    Eros Trujillo

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Eros Trujillo

    Eros Trujillo

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 05/22/2023 – Eros was born and raised in Austin and has been working in the automotive world since 2020. A driven individual, he is excited to grow with First Texas Honda and learn more about cars! In his free time, Eros enjoys studying the cybersecurity industry and expanding his culinary horizons by learning new recipes. When it comes to travel, Eros dreams of exploring the enchanting city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is drawn to the bustling nightlife and the enchanting architecture that adorns the streets of this cosmopolitan capital! FUN FACT: Eros has owned and worked on several project cars/motorcycles. His favorite one thus far has been a 1985 Pontiac Trans-Am and he is in the process of collecting more cars!

    Eros’ favorite book – Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale and Stan Redding

  • Diego Udave

    Diego Udave

    Express Tech Apprentice

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    Diego Udave

    Diego Udave

    Express Tech Apprentice

    Hire Date 08/24/2022 – Diego comes to us from Kyle, Texas, and he is excited to be joining the First Texas Honda family! While this is his first time officially working in the automotive world, he has prior experience working on his own car and helping other people with their cars. When he has downtime, Diego enjoys playing soccer and video games, and his favorite Honda model is the Prelude (awesome model, but unfortunately was discontinued in 2001).

  •  Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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     Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 4/2/2015 – Emily was born and raised in Austin only briefly living in Waco while attending Baylor University. She loves animals of all species owning multiple cats, a Lab named Tippy, a Uromastyx named Remus and a 75 gallon fish tank. In her free time, Emily loves to curl up with a good book, play video games and spend time with her family.

  • Edwin Urcino

    Edwin Urcino

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018

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    Edwin Urcino

    Edwin Urcino

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 8/3/2018 – Edwin was born and raised in Laguna Beach, California and moved to Austin in 2018. In his free time, he likes to go to the gym and watch movies.

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2018

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    Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 9/8/2014 – Meet Mel. She was born and raised right here in the great city of Austin, Texas. Her parents are from El Salvador & she loves visiting her homeland and eating all the delicious dishes! Mel has done just about every Austinite thing once in her life but the thing she loves the most about Austin is the culinary options & loves to go try new places to eat with her family. Melissa has been with CAG since 2014 and loves everything about the automotive industry. As of 2023, she is excited to be working at First Texas Honda.

    “There is no limit to what we as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

  • Nick Vega

    Nick Vega

    Express Technician

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    Nick Vega

    Nick Vega

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 08/29/2022 – Nick comes to us from a little south Texas town called “Poteet”, which is a great place to live if you love country life! As much as he loves the country, Nick is a foodie and loves how there are so many cool restaurants to try here in Austin. He is new to the automotive industry, but his love for cars has always been present. Nick grew up helping his dad & brother work on their vehicles and even enjoyed working on his own car, too. Fast forward to now, he figured working in the automotive world would be the perfect career path! Aside from working with cars, Nick enjoys spending time with his friends, going on adventures, trying new restaurants, playing with his dogs, and above all, having competitive game nights with his entire family. He also enjoys playing video games such as anything Mario, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Galaga, and Quest. When it comes to music, Nick loves pretty much every genre, but some of his favorite artists are Journey, Van Halen, John Mayer, Tim McGraw… the list goes on! Nick’s all-time favorite restaurant is undoubtedly Waynes Wings, located in San Antonio, Texas. He recommends you check them out & experience their out-of-this-world, finger-licking good JUMBO wings! The best vacation Nick has been on thus far was when he went to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida with his family. One day, Nick hopes to take a few months to explore Austrailia so he can check out its incredible wildlife and interesting culture. Who would Nick invite to dinner if he got to choose one person? Definitely, John Mayer because his music is amazing and he is a genius composer. Nick’s top 5 favorite movies are Urban Cowboy, Begin Again, Uncle Buck, Breakfast Club, and The Notebook. As for some more favorites, his go-to song to listen to is “Faithfully” by Journey, and he roots for the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, and Boston Red Sox. FUN FACT: Nick played Quidditch at Texas State University for the Slytherin team as a bludger!

  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Sales Coordinator

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    Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 5/15/2017 – Renee moved to Round Rock from El Paso in 2010, and her favorite part about living in the area is all the friendly people. She has one dog–a husky named Nanook–and one cat–Shania. Reading, drawing, and listening to music are her favorite things to do in her free time, preferably with a cup of coffee in hand.

    Renee’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
    “This book changed my life! While reading this book I was able to gain a new perspective on tackling my dreams and goals. I have always made some excuse to put off on getting my goals/dreams done, but after reading this book I learned that everything is figureoutable.”

  • Reann Villanueva

    Reann Villanueva

    Express Technician

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    Reann Villanueva

    Reann Villanueva

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 01/04/2023 – Reann is from Round Rock, Texas, and her favorite sports team is the Texas Longhorns. When she’s not busy working, she enjoys playing Fortnite on the Xbox and working on her truck. In the future, Reann would love to visit Japan.

  • Jesse Villarreal Jr

    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    L2 IT Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

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    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    L2 IT Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 7/3/2019 – Jesse is from Palmview, Texas and he gets a kick out of fixing computers, phones, and tablets in his spare time. He also enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music like Nickelback or Mariya Takeuchi, playing video games like Apex Legends on his Xbox One, biking and weight training, playing board games, and cheering for Monterrey’s soccer team. His favorite movie is definitely Interstellar, simply because Murph let him go. If he could, Jesse would eat the tacos and baked potatoes from Taco Rico every day. One day, Jesse plans to travel to Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines for some true Asian cuisine and culture!

  • Rhiannon Warner-Dail

    Rhiannon Warner-Dail

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Rhiannon Warner-Dail

    Rhiannon Warner-Dail

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 03/22/2023 – Rhiannon is native to Austin and she loves how diverse, weird, and full of personality it is. She began working with cars in high school and knew that the auto industry was the perfect fit for her. The automotive program she was part of really opened her eyes to all the opportunities available in this business, and she is excited to be starting her career with First Texas Honda! In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys kicking back with her friends and playing video games (her favorite is Portal on the PC). Her favorite band to listen to is King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and crawfish is hands down her top-pick meal. Rhiannon and her family once took a trip to Sweden, and this is definitely the best vacation she has been on. One day, she would love to visit Greece to see the ancient ruins and art. Stephen Hawking is Rhiannon’s hero because of his determination to revolutionize physics and make positive contributions to society, despite his body working against him. If Rhiannon could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose John Carpenter. Now for a couple more favorites – her top-played song at the moment is Reach Out by Cheap Trick, and her favorite movies are The Thing (1982) and Alien (1979). FUN FACT: Rhiannon has two cats named Spritz and Egon!

    Rhiannon’s favorite book – Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

  • Jessica Watkins

    Jessica Watkins

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jessica Watkins

    Jessica Watkins

    Inventory Clerk

    Hire Date 9/16/2019 – Jessica loves the sense of community in Austin; the embrace of being strange and different all while living happily. Her mom lives in New York City and Jessica loves to travel to visit her and the vibrancy of NYC as often as she can. She says there are so many options of things to do–plus, she’s a huge fan of the show Broad City, and it’s always fun to find another location that they used in filming there! Jessica also got to fulfill one of her bucket list items in 2018. She got to meet a sloth and hang out with it for an hour! Dream come true!

  • Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2022

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    Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 12/1/2020 – Grace is from Bastrop, Texas. With an interest in learning and growing in the HR field, Grace was eager to join the team here at Continental Automotive Group. She’s excited at the learning aspects in her position that will help her tenfold in life! When she’s not working, Grace enjoys shopping, listening to live music, trying great Mexican restaurants, finding things to do in Austin and discovering new adventures. Grace went on an amazing cruise vacation to Cozumel, Mexico & Progresso, Mexico and can’t wait for her next one! She’s hoping to go to either Alaska or the Bahamas on her next cruise vacay. Grace is a Texas sports fan who cheers for the UT Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. At home, Grace has a sweet furbaby named Lacey, an aussie/lab mix.

  • Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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    Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 4/27/2021 – Catalina is from Copperas Cove, Texas. With previous work experience in a titling role for an insurance company, she felt like getting into the title side of things within the automotive industry would be a good move for her. When she’s not working, Catalina enjoys watching movies, eating seafood, listening to The Weeknd, and rooting for the Chiefs! Her husband is her hero as he truly works harder than anyone she knows, though she’d gladly invite Keith Urban to dinner if she could choose anyone. One of her best vacations was spent in Florida, and one day she’d like to go to Hawaii.

  • Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Accounts Payable

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    Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 6/28/2021 – Morgan is from Michigan. Here in the Austin area, Morgan enjoys spending time with her dog Oliver, and two cats, named Merlin and Firefox. One day, she’d like to make a trip to the Netherlands to visit her friends who live there.

  • Brent Williams

    Brent Williams

    Preowned Sales Director

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    Brent Williams

    Brent Williams

    Preowned Sales Director

    Hire Date 10/16/2023 – Brent was born in Texas and raised in northern Michigan. He ultimately made it back home to Texas and loves living in Austin for the unique culture and gorgeous Hill Country! Outside of work, Brent enjoys fishing, camping, and doing virtually anything outdoors. He and his family once spent a week in Big Bend National Park, and he notes this to be his favorite vacation thus far. At home, Brent has two beautiful Great Danes named Drake and Haxley!

  •  Ty Winn

    Ty Winn

    Service Advisor

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    Ty Winn

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 7/1/2010 – Ty likes ice cream and fishing. He was born and raised here in Austin, Texas and has a son who he is very proud of. In fact, Ty’s happiest moment of his life was the birth of his son. Despite his love for shrimp and the movie Good Fellas, he rarely takes part in them both at the same time. Ty can be described as a laid-back sort of guy.

  • Jason Wisniewski

    Jason Wisniewski

    Transportation Department
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jason Wisniewski

    Jason Wisniewski

    Transportation Department
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 5/19/2014 – Jason moved to Austin from San Antonio looking for a change of scenery. He enjoys the outdoors, culture, and all the fun stuff to do here. He also likes Tex Mex and fishing in his spare time.

  • Dylan Woods

    Dylan Woods

    Sales Assistant

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    Dylan Woods

    Dylan Woods

    Sales Assistant

    Hire Date 07/6/2023 – Dylan is from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He is passionate about cars, and after working in the automotive business for a few years, he can honestly say he’s loved every moment of it! In his free time, Dylan is likely working on his personal vehicle or spending time on the water. He has a Bombay cat named Benz, and his favorite song is “Show Me What I’m Looking For” by Carolina Liar.

  • Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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    Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 9/22/2016 – Katie is from Austin. Her favorite part about living in our beautiful city is the live music scene. In her spare time, she likes to read, and her favorite genre is fantasy. She has a dog named Dante and a cat named Ava.

  • Chip Wozniak

    Chip Wozniak

    Vehicle Acquisition Specialist

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    Chip Wozniak

    Vehicle Acquisition Specialist

    Hire Date 01/30/2023 – Chip is originally from Mesquite, Texas, and he has always been passionate about cars. Interestingly enough, his parents met while working at a car dealership in Dallas, so it’s safe to say the automotive business is in his blood! Chip’s favorite thing about Austin is the outdoor spaces and their proximity to the city. In his free time, he enjoys playing racing simulator games on the Xbox like Assetto Corsa Competizione, Forza Motorsport, and the Formula 1 franchise. FUN FACT: At home, Chip has two pets – an adorable tuxedo cat named Carl, and a dog named Bisley!

  • Julie Young

    Julie Young

    Accounts Payable

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    Julie Young

    Julie Young

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 03/06/2023 – Julie is originally from La Verne, California, and she loves riding her bike and glass fusing when she’s not working. She once got to see Elton John perform at the Hollywood Bowl and says it is the best concert she has been to thus far. Julie’s favorite vacation was a trip she took to Sanibel Island before the hurricane hit, and she one day hopes to visit Iceland so she can see Aurora Borealis up close.  Julie’s favorite thing about Austin is definitely the Wizard Academy – she has gotten to watch it grow over the last several years and tries to donate her time/money as often as possible. FUN FACT: At home, Julie has two adorable dogs – a Shorkie and a Toy Poodle!

    Julie’s favorite book – Loving Someone with ADHD by Susan Tschudi

  • Mari Zuniga

    Mari Zuniga

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2022

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    Mari Zuniga

    Mari Zuniga

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 5/24/2019 – Mari is an Austinite who loves to spend time going on hikes with her dog Misha. She also likes to simply hang out at home with Misha, and her cat, Ophelia, too! If you want to grab tacos in Austin, Mari highly recommends trying out Chuy’s or Torchy’s for your next Tex Mex craving. One day, Mari would like to travel to places like Australia, Italy, and the Pacific Northwest. Mari’s also a fan of comedies, dramas, and romantic films like The Proposal and Titanic.

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