Hire Date 9/1/2000 – Meet Allen Clauss, the new big cheese of First Texas Honda! He comes to us as our GM after 15 years elsewhere within the company. Allen leads by example and is living proof that you can be straightforward and honest in the car business and still be successful. Born in Los Angeles in the back seat of a Chevy, Allen feels at home around cars. He is a San Diego State University Aztec and has been living in Austin since 1993. His hobbies are reading, traveling, and riding his bicycle. A little known fact: Allen keeps four quarters, his house key, his desk key, the store key, and vitamins in his trousers pocket. He does not use a key ring. Allen has 4 kids: David, an LSU grad, Kristen, Eden, and Lucy. His first job in the auto business was at a Honda store in California, so this is his career coming full circle.
Hire Date 4/15/2014 – Center. Before his start in the car biz in 1999, Naji was a self-made successful entrepreneur—he owned and operated a handful of sandwich shops and one coffee joint here in Austin. All of that while raising a family of four kids with his wife of almost 20 years!! Naji always says that our GM Allen taught him every thing he knows about the auto business but sometimes we think it might really be the other way around!
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.
Hire Date 12/16/2020 – Andrew is a Texan who has always loved cars. He loves being in such an interesting city and when he’s not working, Andrew enjoys playing basketball, jamming Kendrick Lamar, eating pizza, rooting for the Spurs, and chilling with his dog, Lily. He’s seen Limitless too many times and finds some time to play games like Bioshock on his Xbox. Andrew’s most fond vacation memory comes from South Padre, and someday, he would like to take a trip and trace his mom’s family lineage back to Peru to see his roots. Lebron James is Andrew’s idol and if he could pick anyone’s brain over dinner, he would choose Alex Trebek.
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.”
Hire Date 4/6/2015 – Ana is a smart young lady who graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelors in Food Service Management and an Associates in Baking and Pastry Arts. Ana and her furbaby Sami have traveled up and down the East Coast but their hearts are deep in the heart of Texas! You can find Ana by the sparkle in her eyes or pretty much anywhere on her. Ana was proud to announce the arrival of her first born son on July 1st, 2016. She welcomed her sweet baby boy, Andrew Angel.. look out world!
Hire Date 2/22/2021 – Robyn is a local Austinite. Her favorite thing about Austin is that it’s her home, plus she loves the way that music is so important to the city. Music is a big part of Robyn’s life: her favorite artists are Elton John and Talking Heads, she loves to attend live music events, she likes to play Rockband on her old Nintendo Wii, her favorite movie is School of Rock, and if she could hang out with anyone, she’d choose the star of that movie–Jack Black! Robyn was drawn to the automotive world thanks to the reliance that so many people have on vehicles. When she’s not working, Robyn enjoys movie or board game nights with her friends. She also has a goal number of how many books she would like to read this year, so a lot of free time is spent diving into ink-ridden pages! Robyn was able to travel throughout Paris, London, and Amsterdam in Europe when she was younger and she loved every minute of it. One day, she’d like to head back over to see Italy and Greece to check out the ruins of those old civilizations. FUN FACT: Robyn is always down for a bite to eat from a good burger joint and has an awesome Great Dane named Bowser.
Hire Date 11/16/2020 – Devin is from Killeen, Texas, and moved to Austin in November 2020 to start his career with First Texas Honda. In his free time, Devin enjoys working on cars–standard or projects–most of which are Hondas! His dream is to become a master technician by way of completing any and all of the training modules necessary. So far, Devin has only traveled within Texas, but he would like to take a trip to Bora Bora someday.
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!
Finance Assistant Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019
Finance Assistant 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!
Hire Date 12/1/2020 – Alex is an Austin native and he plans to stay here forever. His favorite things to do in the city include taking in the scenery, enjoying the diversity and the foods, hanging out with his family, fishing at the lakes, ponds, and creeks, and in pre-COVID times, he loved attending live music events. Alex is also very into the car scene and he enjoys spending some of his free time out skateboarding the streets and skateparks. Someday, when he retires, Alex plans to travel to many countries in Europe, Japan, and Korea. He’s intrigued by the land and cityscapes, ample historical events tied to the areas, and can’t wait to experiences the cultures first-hand. Plus, he can’t wait to try the food!
Hire Date 9/18/2017 – Rebecca moved to Austin from Galveston and enjoys the friendly atmosphere of this city. She has a goofy lab named Lucy. Rebecca enjoys reading and playing video games (Zelda and Bioware games are her favorite). As long as she has coffee, she’s happy!
Hire Date 5/22/2017 – Jason is from Chicago, Illinois, and is excited to be in a new town with new experiences. He has three kids. Riding motorcycles is his hobby. He lives out on the water, and he enjoys spending as much time out there as possible.
Title Clerk Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020
Title Clerk Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020
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.
Hire Date coming soon! – Mark spent the majority of his life in New Hampshire and made it to Austin in September 2014. He’s thankful that his prior job relocated him out here, and is truly happy to be at First Texas Honda. He’s been in the automotive industry for about 15 years now and originally got his start thanks to his old baseball coach. (At the time, Mark thought he’d signed up for a 6-month job–but it ended up becoming his career, and he wouldn’t change a thing!) Away from work, Mark can be found at the gym, home cooking, or brewing his own craft beer. He has such an infatuation with craft beer, that that’s how he met his wife at a craft brewery! Together, they love to volunteer–through the love of craft beer and wholesome goodness–for the Hell Yes Project, often at local Austin craft brewery, the ABGB.
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.
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!
Hire Date 5/27/2019 – Joseph was an Air Force brat who spent most of his time in Warner Robins, Georgia. In May 2019, he moved to Austin by way of South Carolina. Joseph has four children who is he very proud of and loves spending time visiting with them. He has been working on cars since he was 15 year old and truly became a Honda technician in 1992. He decided to give Honda a shot because his car at the time was a Honda, and he’s been with Honda ever since. Joseph has also been rated as a Top Tech from a prestigious rating of being among the 11 best Honda technicians in 2011. Joseph spends his free time riding his Honda ST1300 motorcycle, and FUN FACT: he’s no fair-weather rider. You’ll see Joseph out for a ride any day; rain, sun, snow, or sleet!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hire Date 8/29/2017 – Brandon was born in Salt Lake City, though he’s lived in Austin for 25 years. He has four children–three girls and one boy–and he enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family. Brandon is an outdoor enthusiast, and his hobbies are fishing, hiking, and camping. He also enjoys snowboarding, but nowadays he only gets to do that twice a year on vacation! His goal one day is to travel to Egypt to see the pyramids and explore the ancient tombs and relics of the area.
Master Certified Technician Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2018
Master Certified 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.
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. From receptionist, she then bounced around CAG, and today she works as a Marketing Consultant 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.
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.
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.
Accounts Payable/Receivable 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!
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.
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.
Hire Date 11/27/1996 – Wylane was born in Casa Grande, Arizona. She grew up with a loving family, which is one reason she is such a loving and wonderful person; she misses her family tremendously. She has been married for 44 years to the same delightful man, Ricky. Together they produced two fine daughters who have grown into beautiful loving mothers. Her whole family has a “God and faith-based life.”Wylane’s perfect weekend would be to be a “Biker Babe” and ride to the Grand Canyon. She is in awe of the views and feels totally humbled by the grandness of the canyon. Wylane moved to Austin in 1997, applied to the Continental Automotive Group, and was immediately hired. It has been a perfect fit; she loves life here, and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our family. When she retires, she wants a Welsh Corgi and wants to do nothing but needlework and cook for her family.
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.
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.
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 CAG Health and Safety Manager for over four years now. He 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. His 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.
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!
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!
Master Certified Technician Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020
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.
Hire Date 2/3/2015 – AJ moved to Austin from Dallas a few years ago, and has worked for Honda for over 5 years. He likes to spend his time out on the Greenbelt with his dog Rella (short for Cinderella). He also enjoys photography and movies in his spare time.
Hire Date 5/4/2015 – Matthew is half Korean. He has a teenage boy named Rowland and they spend their days watching and playing sports together. They love the Spurs and the Cowboys games the most. They also enjoy camping and fishing together.
Hire Date 1/31/2020 – Briana is an Austinite and her favorite thing about Austin is the ample availability of so many great kinds of food! When asked about her favorite meal, Briana replied with “PIZZA IS LIFE.” A few of Briana’s favorite things: trying new restaurants, anything outdoors, and chasing her tiny human (son) around. Briana spent an amazing vacation in the Dominican Republic and at home, Briana has three Huskies: Kimber, Cabela, and Ayva.
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.
Hire Date 6/19/2018 – Kim was born in Wisconsin, moved to Dallas for college, and about 10 years ago finally ended up in Austin. She has four kids, all grown now. She enjoys cooking, gardening, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, and traveling. Her favorite place is Seattle, because of the food, the trees, and the weather. The best part of traveling, she says, is that it opens our eyes to so many thinks, and you can relate to people a little more. As of 2020, Kim has a new companion: Mitzi!
Hire Date 3/19/2020 – Steven is from El Paso. Now in Austin, his favorite things are hitting the lakes for water sports, checking out live music, going on adventures with his dog Bubba, and enjoying all of the general activities to do in this city. In his free time, Steven also likes playing games like Madden on his Xbox 1 and watching movies–his favorite is Step Brothers. Steven decided to join the team after one of his old regulars at Chuy’s (we’ll give you a hint…*cough cough* Service Director, Cody Penna), continually talked about the opportunity to work for such a great place: First Texas Honda. Hence, Steven and Cody now run into each other surrounded by Hondas, instead of queso and margaritas. Steven always makes the best of every situation because life is too short. FUN FACT: Steven’s biggest hero is his father for always beating adversity at so many turns throughout his life.
Hire Date 10/18/2017 – Sara moved to Austin from Seattle. When she’s not at work, she’s hanging out with her newly adopted cat, Sparta. Sparta was a long stay cat at the shelter–she’d been there for 1 year–which played a huge part of why Sara chose her. Sara also has a photography and photo booth business that she’s ready to start back up now that she’s settled into Austin.
Hire Date 2/24/2020 – Alison is from Lockhart, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 1977. She originally got into the business because she thought it would be interesting–here we are now, still interested in the automotive world! When she’s not working, Alison enjoys hanging out with her kids and grandkids, cooking, gardening, working out, walking the neighborhood, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Zoe. In Austin, Alison loves that everybody is friendly and that the city is beautiful with plenty to do. Her hero is her Pastor: Pastor Randy Phillips, because he is simply “a good man and an awesome Pastor.” Alison roots for the Texas Aggies and someday she’d like to soak up the beauty of Costa Rica.
Hire Date 3/25/2013 – Walker, often referred to as the Golden Child, was born in Austin, but grew up in a town called Boerne, just outside of San Antonio. He moved back to Austin to be close to his cousin and best friend KevKev. This worked out pretty well for him, as it was his cousin that recommended him for the position due to their mutual love of things with engines. Walker was adopted by a needy little kitten that keeps him on his toes. If he could, he’d love to make a trip back to Japan to visit friends. It might be a little easier for him to take a trip to Canada though, as he is legally a United States and Canadian citizen.
Hire Date 8/29/2016 – Alejandro moved to Austin from Mexico to finish his education, which is an Associates Degree in Applied Science. He enjoys watching TV in his spare time, particularly comic-inspired ones.
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.
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 getting to have a first hand experience with automotive filmmaking. Outside of work, Aline enjoys hanging out with family and friends, singing at karaoke nights, being outdoors, traveling, and playing with dogs & Loki, her African pygmy hedgehog. Aline’s favorite meal is the chicken pesto from The 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 keeping 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.
Hire Date 9/20/2016 – Liz grew up Beaumont, TX and received a Marketing degree at Lamar University. She moved to Austin in 2014 seeking adventure and opportunity. She has a wiener dog named Kevin, who she enjoys taking to the dog park, and kayaking.
Hire Date 3/2/2015 – Bill wears a lot of hats around here, but his specialty is helping customers have a truly exceptional experience. He believes buying a car should be an easy and enjoyable experience and that’s what he focuses on providing to all our customers.When he’s not here at the dealership, he’s on the golf course or playing guitar. He and his lovely wife Joan have three grown children and recently became grandparents for the first time! He and Joan are thrilled with their new grandson. Ask Bill what he thinks about working at First Texas Honda and he’ll tell you, “I love this place!”
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 she has been living the dream ever since!
Hire Date 10/28/2014 – Jaime was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She moved to Austin in September 2013 and experienced the warmest winter of her life. In her free time, Jaime enjoys playing soccer, hiking, watching movies, and doing almost anything active outside.
Master Certified Technician Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017
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.
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.
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.
Hire Date 1/2/2019 – Marisa was born and raised in Gonzales, TX, which is where Texas fought for its independence! She moved to Austin in the fall of 2015 to study film and screenwriting at ACC. Since she’s been in Austin, she’s become very fond of checking out record stores and hiking at locations like Mt. Bonnell and McKinney Falls. In her free time, she likes reading, writing, and being lazy! Someday, Marisa would like to reach her two biggest goals, travel the world, and write her own screenplay.
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!
Hire Date 2/1/2021 – Hailing from the heart of an area known as the Happiest City America (Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana), Cory loves that the people around him now in Austin, are diverse and open-minded! After getting to know our GM, Allen Clauss, Cory knew that First Texas Honda was a place he could be proud to work at. He’s an active individual who loves the outdoors, and even holds a degree from LSU in Conservation Biology. Cory gets his thrills from working out at the gym, obsessively playing disc golf, going for bike rides, and playing with his significant other, Rachel, and their animals! Cory’s very well travelled–making him the perfect addition to our Transportation Department–and has been to Thailand, Vietnam, and Oregon, most recently. They all exceeded his expectations! With a growing knowledge base through all of his travels, Cory has found that he is continually compounding a better, more compassionate version of himself, who can better contribute to his surroundings. FUN FACT: Cory has a cat named Gradoux, defined by Cory as “the flavorful stuff that gets stuck to the pan when browning meats.”
Hire Date 8/7/2006 – Gary has one daughter and enjoys spending time with his family. Bacon-wrapped shrimp is his favorite food, and he loves outdoor activities like camping, bike riding, and saltwater fishing. Gary actually just returned from a vacation in Rockport, where he caught a bunch of redfish. Gary also spends a lot of time cleaning his truck. The truck has a killer stereo system in it, but Gary will probably be deaf by the time he is 45.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hire Date 8/5/2019 – Emily is from Childress, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys going hiking and refurbishing furniture. She’s also down to get a bite to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings, any day–and highly recommends the dry rub hot wings. Emily’s hero is her strong-hearted and free-spirited, Papaw Thomas. If she could, she would love to have another meal with him, as well as her late boyfriend, Shane Warren. Emily would love to visit Israel for the copious amounts of history and the cultures that originated there. In Austin, she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, Gypsy and Cowboy, watching her favorite movie Pretty Woman, and listening to classic rock like “Take it Easy” by the Eagles.
Hire Date 6/4/2018 – Cody is originally from Alice, TX, and moved to Austin in 2009. He has 2 cats, Dexter and Swirl. He enjoys playing racing simulator games, and he plays the synthesizer. Before working at Continental Automotive Group, he was a driving instructor for N.A.S.A. Racing.
Hire Date 11/23/2020 – Mikhail is from Marble Falls, TX. He’s been in the automotive world since 2013, though working on cars has been his passion since he was a child. In his free time, Mikhail enjoys going hiking and camping with his wife and their dogs: Zeus (Siberian husky) and Cleo (German shepherd/Malinois mix). They also have Lucy, a strange cat in their mix, too! Mikhail likes to try new and unusual foods, listens to all kinds of music, roots for the Detroit Red Wings and the Washington Capitals, and loves way too many movies! Some favorites on his list: Bullet, Pineapple Express, Scarface, Smokey and the Bandit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Pulp Fiction. Mikhail has traveled to many places overseas, but Italy with his wife is his most fond travel memory. One day in the near future, he hopes that they can go to Thailand together.
Hire Date 2/14/1989 – Our one-of-a-kind HR gal was born in Arkansas but got to Texas as quick 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!
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.
Hire Date 10/23/2014 – Justin is originally from Corpus Christi, TX. A proud moment of his life was when he graduated from automotive school. In his spare time, he works on cars at home. One day, he would like to visit Tokyo, Japan to experience all the really cool buildings and the Tokyo city life.
Hire Date 8/7/2019 – Javi has been a technician since 2017. His project car was a classic muscle car, and someday, he hopes to have a few classic muscle cars in his garage. You can find Javi enjoying a bite to eat at Whataburger and rocking out to Metallica.
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.
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.
Hire Date 5/18/2020 – Hunter is an Austinite whose favorite thing about the city is the nature. He loves that he can be around the business of the city while still being very close to nature and that he literally gets to see it every day. Hunter’s dad’s side of the family is and has been very involved in the automotive industry, dating back to his great grandfather, and now, Hunter’s getting in on the industry himself. When he’s not working, Hunter likes self-proclaimed “nerd stuff” like playing video games, tabletop games, and fantasy and sci-fi genres. He also likes to spend time with his dog, Jack and going swimming in the summertime. Dick Grayson (aka Nightwing and the Original Robin of the Batman series) is his hero–equipped with some qualities that Hunter really admires, especially the way he continually managed to stay optimistic and happy about life despite all the bad things that have happened to him along the way. Lupe Fiasco is Hunter’s favorite artist to listen to, with “Mural” being his favorite song. Hunter also roots for the Houston Rockets. FUN FACT: Hunter grew up swimming competitively and also coached from 16 to 22 years old.
Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Kacnyca is a native Texan who moved to Austin in 2016. In her free time you’ll likely find Kacnyca conducting culinary experiments, indulging in video games, or headbanging to rowdy tunes. She is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys living in a city that hosts a variety of motorsport events.
Hire Date 9/5/2016 – Paul was born in Bucharest, Romania and lived there ’til he was 5. He also lived in Utah and Houston before he and his wife finally moved to Austin. In his spare time, he loves to play video games with his wife, watch movies (his favorite is Pulp Fiction) and TV shows, and jamming out to music wherever he can get away with it. If he could meet anyone, it would be the late and great Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna. The best time of his life was during his honeymoon, when he and his wife spent three weeks driving up and down the California coastline in a soft top jeep. He says it was pure bliss. He graduated high school at 16 and achieved his childhood dream of getting his Bachelors in Economics two years later. He’s been a high school tudor in the past, and he’s been an automotive photographer for three years. Luckily we happened to be hiring for an automotive photographer, so he quickly found his place here with us!
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!
Hire Date 9/1/2015 – Ryan was born and raised in Austin. Besides working on cars with us, he also raises exotic animals such as tarantulas, cockatiels, and other reptiles. He also likes to spend his time off building road trucks. His favorite movie genres are action, horror, and gore.
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!
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!
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.
Hire Date 8/31/2017 – John moved to Austin for school, and liked it so much that he made it his permanent home. His favorite parts about the city are the friendly people who are open to everyone, and also how everything here is unique. Outside of work, he enjoys soccer (his favorite team is Chelsea) and guitar. He was a youth pastor for 7 years, and he has a yellow lab named Remington.
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.
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!
Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Left. When she is not making gray skies blue, Joy enjoys enjoying herself. She is a talented dog-whisperer, an avid cyclist, and a sought-after companion. She is chatty too and enjoys a good crossword puzzle or a late evening walk on the Lions Municipal Golf Course with her two puppies, Ellie and Charlie. As one half of the team that joined the Continental Automotive Group on February 17, 1984, Joy has 25 years of automotive industry know-how. She is currently in Washington DC driving a CR-V.
Hire Date 7/8/2016 – Lily Geneva Hardeman is 18 months old and is named after her great grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James and Margot, and her dog Nash. She likes to swim, play with her toys, go for walks in the neighborhood, play along when “dada” (Will) plays the guitar or piano, and drink milk. Lily offices alongside Will at First Texas Honda and enjoys cruising around the dealership, saying hello to everyone, and getting snacks at the coffee bar.
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.
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.
Hire Date 6/15/2020 – Tim has been in Austin since 1977, and he roots for the Texas Longhorns. He loves Barton Springs and all of the diverse, interesting, and accepting people in Austin. Besides frequenting Barton Springs, Tim enjoys golf, yoga, pinball, and lots of music! You can often find him listening to Dan Fogelberg, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Loggins, Amy Grant, and the Beatles. Tim is very inspired by people–anyone that does their best, loves other people, tells the truth, works hard, and can still provide for their family are the kind of people that he prefers to associate with. One day, Tim would like to travel to Hawaii to see the water, beaches, waterfalls, foliage, and hopefully take a helicopter ride to experience it all. FUN FACT: Tim’s top movies are Schindlers List, Grease, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and My Best Friend’s Wedding.
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).
Hire Date 9/1/2020 – David is from Houston, TX and a love of cars is what drove him to work in the automotive industry back in 2005. Now in Austin, David likes that this is a nice place with plenty to do. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, listening to Nas and other hip-hop artists, finding great places for vegan food, playing games on his Playstation, and rooting for FC Barcelona. David enjoys taking vacations and getting out to travel, with hopes to visit India next. For reasons that will never need any explaining, Kobe was David’s biggest hero. FUN FACT: David’s favorite movie is Pulp Fiction.
Hire Date 12/20/2017 – Ivan moved to Austin from a small town called Eagle Pass, southwest of Texas. He wanted to explore a bigger city than he was used to and definitely picked the right one! He is a chill dude who loves to play sports, cook out, watch movies, hike, and most importantly, spend time with his family. Ivan has two beautiful daughters named Ashlee and Avery, who mean the world to him. Everyday he strives to be the best, in and out of work.
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.
Hire Date 1/10/2002 – Sergio has pet Tarantulas as work. We were going to try to have one of them in the photo, but she didn’t take to liking that idea. – Sergio’s Manager seems to be deathly afraid of the little spider.
Hire Date 3/13/2014 – Anthony was born in beautiful San Diego, California and raised in the ugly and desolate Midland, Texas. Luckily, for him, he moved to Austin, Texas April 1, 2014 (April Fools!). He immediately joined the awesome team at First Texas Honda. He is right up front at the service entrance, which is good since he loves to be in the “spotlight”. He drives a Honda Civic SI which because of the love for his car inspired him to work at a Honda dealership. He really gets a thrill working out at the gym and can be found there when not at work. He is extremely adventurous thus when he is climbing the forbidden Haiku Stairs in Hawaii or carving the powder snowboarding in New Mexico it creates the happiest times of his life. He has a baby on the way so I’m confident that event will become the happiest time of his life. (Maybe?)
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.
Level 4 - Senior Systems Administrator Top Gun 2016
Level 4 - Senior Systems Administrator Top Gun 2016
Hire Date 7/27/2015 – The name Kegan is of Celtic origin, meaning small and fiery. Props to Mom on that one; she nailed it. Kegan spent his childhood destroying other children in Taekwondo, rebelling against his parents in an angsty teenage skater phase, and somehow simultaneously was an avid member of the stereotypical ‘nerd’ groups, such as Robotic Design, NHS, and Band Leadership. Originally from small town, Texas, he ventured to Austin in 2014 and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. Over the years, he has taught himself the trumpet and guitar. “There is something to be heard in the spaces between spaces…” he said when asked about his love for music. “It’s the reason that music can seem reminiscent in nature to someone, even if they’ve never heard it before.”
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.
Hire Date 8/27/2020 – Dirk is from Temecula, CA. He’s really digging the fact that there is so much available to do in Austin, so you can never be bored! He acquired a passion for Hondas after working on his own as a teenager and then made it his career back in 2011. Dirk’s biggest passions outside of work are cycling and riding motorcycles. The travel bug bit Dirk and thanks to it he’s been to some really cool places like multiple trips to Europe, with Switzerland standing out as one of the most beautiful countries he’s ever seen. With a strong love of ramen noodles–yet a hard pass on wasabi–Dirk is planning to visit Japan next to experience many of the subcultures that originate there, as well as too many of his friends insisting that he has to make the trip. Dirk wishes that he could have met his grandfather, and is very thankful for his dad for showing him an amazing work ethic and a casual tendency to get along with most everyone he meets. FUN FACT: Dirk has a very low maintenance pet Shellephant.
Hire Date 11/9/2020 – Josh, also known as Hutch, is an Austinite through and through. His favorite restaurant here is downtown, Red Ash. Traveling is a huge passion of his and one of the best trips he ever went on was a backpacking trip through Europe where he went from London -> Paris -> Madrid -> Sevilla -> Barcelona -> Costa del Sol. Next on the list will be somewhere in Asia! Hutch roots for the Dallas Cowboys and has an awesome American bulldog/Rhodesian ridgeback mix named Clutch.
Hire Date 9/4/2019 – Brandon is from Beaumont, Texas. He’s been working in the automotive industry since 2016 and he loves getting to see the progress of his work coupled with being able to solve challenging issues. When he’s not working, Brandon enjoys recreational lifting, working on his own car, and taking care of his fur babies! He has four rescues: two pitbull mixes, Macy and Suri, a Shihtzu named Mr. Berry, and a cat, Stella–who is actually a male. Brandon likes listening to KPOP like EXO, and if he had to choose a favorite song from any genre, he’d probably go with 99 Red Balloons by Nena. Gotta love the 80s. In 2017, Brandon traveled to Vietnam and South Korea, and in his future, Brandon plans to go to Japan to eat everything that Japan has to offer while immersing himself in their everyday culture, scenery, and their car culture, too! FUN FACT: Brandon flew a Piper Warrior alongside a flight instructor, but will admit that he’s a chicken to do anything while standing on a ladder.
Parts Specialist Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2013
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.
Hire Date 3/6/2019 – 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 loved getting to take them to Disneyland in Southern California. On his days off, you can likely find him out at the golf course!
Hire Date 7/7/2014 – Jay started his career with First Texas Honda July 7, 2014, he is a transplant from Buffalo, New York. Currently, Jay is getting used to the weather and surrounding since he is new to the area. He moved down here to be closer to his sister and to start a new chapter of his life. Even though he is 6’8″ and towers over most of his co-workers and customers, he is described by those around him as friendly, outgoing and always willing to help. Outside of doing his profession, Jay is a huge fan of Notre Dame football and enjoys spending time with friends and family. In his spare time, he also likes going to the movies,watching hockey(Buffalo Sabres) and bowling. When he needs a break from the work he likes to travel out to Las Vegas to visit with his parents. No matter where he goes, Jay always brings a smile and a fun-loving attitude.
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.
Hire Date 6/26/2018 – Myron was born and raised in Austin. He enjoys playing sports, particularly football and basketball. His favorite teams are the Lakers and the Giants. He has a Doberman named Thor.
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 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!
Hire Date 7/2/2015 – Kumary was born in Miami, Florida, moved to Austin when she was 8, and was raised in Guatemala. She can speak both English and Spanish, which she says is very useful. She enjoys anything outdoors. Her favorite movie is The Dark Knight and her favorite food is pizza. Yellowstone has been her favorite place that she’s visited so far, and she says it had beautiful scenery and she loved the weather.
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.
Hire Date 9/20/2018 – Jack was born in Dallas and spent some time in Colorado before he finally made his way to Austin. He’s a car enthusiast, and in his spare time, he enjoys off-roading, skiing, wakeboarding, and live music.
Hire Date 6/28/2017 – Lauren comes from an automotive family. Lauren likes to spend her free time watching and critiquing scary movies and also baking. She enjoys the outdoors with friends. She has a French bulldog named Raedyn.
“Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel…this is why I greet every guest with a generous smile and friendly ‘hello’.”
Hire Date 3/8/2012 – Jodi is a proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren! She and her husband are very involved with their church, and like to help raise money for charities. She’s most proud of the work she did recently to raise money for the flood victims in Texas. Making jewelry is her hobby.
Hire Date 1/8/2021 – Dylan is from Tucson, Arizona. In 2017, a friend got him into the automotive business and he hasn’t looked back! In Austin, Dylan loves that the list of things to do in the city is never ending. When he’s not working, Dylan enjoys being outdoors to go hiking, fishing, and hunting. Dylan roots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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.
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Gigi is an Austinite. She loves how accepting and supportive the community is, especially the way everyone comes together in difficult times. Now at CAG, she is excited for the plethora of opportunities for growth & self-development while also thrilled to be working alongside such a fantastic team. When she’s not working, Gigi likes to exercise, go to dance classes, find great Chinese food places, play some video games like Mario Kart and Just Dance, and explore coffee shops around town with her fiancé. He motivates her by the way he always strives to improve himself and those around him, and the way he inspires her to believe in herself and work diligently toward accomplishing her goals. Together they are planning on getting married in Cancun and hope to visit France and Italy someday. At home, they have two dogs: a great Pyrenees mix named Xena and a cavalier King Charles named Harley. FUN FACT: Gigi teaches Spanish in a class offered to all of our CAG Employees. (Class is at 10 AM on Wednesdays and for anyone interested, you can email Gigi through your work email!)
Hire Date 1/7/2013 – Jose was born in Mexico City, Mexico; but, his favorite city is Cancun, Mexico. Jose loves speed and his favorite movie is “Gone In 60 Seconds”, his favorite celebrity is Paul Walker (speed killed him) and in his spare time he loves racing his car. Jose loves his family and is happy when they are happy. He is a very conscientious person and feels extremely responsible for any of his actions.
Hire Date 9/12/2013 – David split his time growing up in both Germany and New Hampshire. He even has a dual citizenship. He moved to Austin in 2008 to be closer to family members who lived here. In his free time, he enjoys reading military history and crime novels. He’s traveled to many different places in the world, and his favorite was Rome; there was so much to see and history to learn. After all that traveling, though, he always looked forward to going home to Austin.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Hire Date 10/12/2020 – Born in Hawaii and raised in Austin, Sarah somehow roots for the New Orleans Saints – WHO DAT! Around town, she enjoys going for walks at Town Lake, swimming at Barton Springs, riding around in her Subaru with the moonroof open, playing pool, and of course – catching great live music. (Willie Nelson at Luck Reunion tops her list for favorite artist and venue!) Sarah’s a huge fan of the good people, good food, and good vibes in Austin, overall. If you’re looking for a great restaurant to try out, she would recommend Licha’s on East 6th. Before joining the team at CAG, Sarah worked in event production within the live music community, and switching gears and working in the automotive industry now has been exciting! FUN FACT: Sarah spent three months backpacking solo in Europe!
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.
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.
Hire Date 6/14/2019 – Trevor is an Austinitie who is not too fond of the weather, but very fond of the culture and vibe of the city. In his free time, Trevor likes to play video games on his Xbox One. He also has a cat through the extension of his mom! Trevor is into racing, and would love to race a car at COTA, but also travel around to race on some other tracks. One day, Trevor would like to visit Japan and explore Europe. He’d love to see more of the world for the culture, people, and experiences that are available out across the globe.
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 bust 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.
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.
Hire Date 12/18/2018 – Jake was born and raised just up the road in Temple, TX, and moved to the Austin area in December 2018. He first got interested in the automotive world when he was in high school and took an auto shop class. In 2016, he received an automotive technician degree from ACC at Riverside, and has been working with Hondas since then as well. In his free time, he enjoys riding his 2018 Honda CBR650 and playing video games on his Xbox One. Currently, it’s all about Red Dead Redemption 2.
Parts Specialist (Sammy, right) & Service Advisor (Bobby, left), Top Gun 2015
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!
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!
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.
Hire Date 8/2/2018 – Joe was born and raised in Austin. He enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family. His family has three dogs, Lola, Duke, and Nanette. Joe’s mom and brother also work for CAG!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Master Certified Technician Service Manager Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2015
Master Certified Technician Service Manager Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2015
Hire Date 5/28/2012 – Cody was born in San Clemente, CA. As a car person, Cody dreams of some day owning an old school Honda or an 80s Wagon. And his favorite movie? Ya, it’s Fast and The Furious! In his spare time, outside of work, he likes to work on his Honda Civic, play his guitar, or participate in nerdy stuff. Cody is a die hard Honda enthusiast.
Hire Date coming soon! – Jacqueline is an Austin OG. The diversity of the people and the food here are her favorite things about Austin, as she believes that the culture here is just something different that you can’t get anywhere else. Jacqueline has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and she truly has a passion for helping people feel better, get healthier, and be more confident. Jacqueline is also a Pro Bodybuilder and she loves competing. When she’s not working, she loves to play Dance Dance Revolution at the arcade with her husband, travel, and spend time with her family–which also includes her pets: Jack the Lionhead bunny and Max the Guinea pig. So far, Jacqueline’s favorite vacation was spent in Laguna Beach, CA with her husband for their anniversary. If she could invite anyone to dinner, she would invite the Rock! His fascinating life and insight coupled with the promise of good laughs and sound advice put him at the top of her list. FUN FACT: Jacqueline has a twin sister who also lives in Austin!
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!
Hire Date 2/13/2012 – Billy met his wife at Honda, and is a loving father to two amazing kids, Madison and Jayce. They also have two fun little Corgis, Kobe and Khloe. As of 2017, Billy has found himself very fond of traveling! Southeast Asia is his favorite part of the world, specifically Thailand. Billy is an avid Honda car and scooter enthusiast. He also enjoys a good mimosa and some tasty brunch.
Hire Date 10/16/2020 – Ron is from Chicago and he’s been in the automotive industry since 2017. When he’s not working, Ron loves taking his son and daughter to the lake and hanging out around friends and family. In Austin, Ron’s favorite spot to get a bite of his favorite food is from Haru Sushi! Ron and his wife were married in Maui and it’s still his favorite place that he’s traveled to so far. One day, he’d like to visit Europe and try all the different styles of food dishes. Ron is a sports fan and he roots for the Chicago Blackhawks, Bears, and Cubs! Ron and his family also have a husky named, Astrid.
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.
Hire Date 9/9/2017 – Greg has lived in and around Austin for about 30 years. He enjoys golfing, fishing, cooking, and more golfing. He and his wife are happily expecting their first grandchild very soon!
Hire Date 10/12/2015 – Clayton got his first job when he was 16, working in his grandfather’s sawmill. Not exactly the most common start for someone who wood later move into IT, but we at CAG are thrilled to our roots that he decided to branch out and leaf that life behind him. After logging countless hours on his personal machine, Clayton moved into the IT field. He started with just a few relatives, but quickly became the go-to computer guy for his entire family tree. Even his old-fashioned grandfather saw the need for someone with his command of the information logging road we call “The Internet,” and gave him the oakay to follow his passion! Clayton is a model IT technician. When we put him on a project, he never stops forest until he’s finished and is rarely completely stumped.
Graphic Designer and Photographer Extraordinaire Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016
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.
Hire Date 1/5/2021 – Juan is an Austin native who plans to live out his entire life here. To Juan, the culture of Austin easily makes it the best place to be! When he’s not working, you can find him making performance upgrades on cars, driving around, and hitting up all kinds of car meets and events. Juan’s overall goal is to be financially stable and successful.
Hire Date 6/8/1998 – Sylvia is a loving mother of three and wife of Ulises Flores. Sylvia has been with the Continental Automotive Group since 1998 and has many years of experience in accounts payable and receivable. I tell her the company could save money if she didn’t pay the bills, but no one listens to me…. She is a big fan of the soccer ball, likes the color black, large SUV’s, and watching cartoons with her kids. What a delight.
Hire Date 11/25/2019 – Jeff hails from the Land of Milk and Honey. He grew up near the beach and would bring smiles and laughter to anyone near him. Jeff spends his spare time checking out World War II history museums and exhibits with his son, Ryder, watching all kinds of films and shows, collecting vintage video cameras, and drawing robots–on everything. Jeff is also the creator of several classic and highly sought-after hookah tricks.
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.
Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator Top Gun 2019
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!
Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline was born and raised in Austin. In her free time, she likes to read, swim, watch movies, and spend time with her two dogs, Louis the Shih Tzu and Poodle mix, and Kate the Shih Tzu mutt! She’s proud to be part of the graduating class of 2019 from A&M, gaining her degree in Human Resources Development. One day, she would love to get out and visit Greece, because it’s a beautiful place, with beautiful food!
Hire Date 12/28/2020 – Meredith is an Austinite whose favorite thing is that there is always something to do! She loves Chuy’s, baking, and hanging out with her dogs, Kate the shih tzu mix and Gomez the yorkie mix. One of her top bucket list items is to visit all of the national parks on a very, very, very long road trip.
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.
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!
Hire Date 2/17/2020 – Alex is a born and raised Austinite who grew up just minutes away from First Texas Honda. She lives for lake days, soaking up the sun, going camping, and truly just can’t get enough of the outdoors. A good part of Alex’s life consists of taking care of her furbabies, Ellie her Australian Sheperd and Bernese mountain dog mix (who she’s raised since she was just 4 weeks old) and Ping Pong her zany, little ginger cat. Apart from that, Alex is an only child who was raised by wonderful parents that are truly her best friends now. They get together weekly for dinner and she’s extremely grateful for the life they helped shape for her. Alex attended college at Texas State University and later was a teacher at a private pre-school. She enjoyed working with children, and down the line, she would love to start a family of her own, too. Traveling is another passion in Alex’s life and she’s been able to visit quite a few places: Mexico and Costa Rica in South America, Canada, London and Paris in Europe, and even Zambia in Africa. Next, she plans to visit Greece for her love of the beautiful water and sunshine, and then Italy, to feel more connected to her mom’s roots. Last but definitely not least, Alex completely loves her ever-growing shoe collection. Her shoe idol is Celine Dion–seriously, she has a shoe warehouse!
Hire Date 9/9/2020 – Eric is from Denver, Colorado and his favorite thing about Austin is the surplus of tacos! He enjoys working with his hands and loves cars, so he’s at home in the shop at First Texas Honda. When he’s not working, Eric enjoys doing any and all things with his family. His favorite tunes come from Led Zeppelin, Red Rocks Worship, and The Dangerous Summer. Someday, Eric would like to travel to Europe to experience the great food and culture. FUN FACT: Eric pursued a journey to Austin to help start the Red Rocks Austin Church.
Hire Date 2/1/2018 – Jared moved to Austin from San Diego with his wife Whitney and two kids, Sam and Holly June. They have a boxer named Roxanne. In his spare time, Jared enjoys golfing and playing basketball. He’s been all over the world, including London, Paris, Costa Rica (his favorite because of the “pura vida” lifestyle), and Norway and Germany, where he once played basketball while in high school. He’s still new to Austin, so he’s still discovering all that the city has to offer, but so far he enjoys the lifestyle here, and also how nice the people are.
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.”
Hire Date 4/7/2021 – Erbey is an Austinite who loves the people here more than anything else. He enjoys being a team player and keeping up the facilities so the rest of the teams at CAG can do their best. He applies a passed down piece of wisdom from his dad every day: any and everything has a way to be accomplished. When he’s not working, Erbey enjoys riding his motorcycle, listening to live music, eating oysters from Captain Benny’s, and putting his family first – “happy wife, happy life” is his motto! He also enjoys listening to The Beatles and no longer plays video games, thanks to the fact that he can no longer beat his kids. Erbey would like to visit Spain someday, definitely to check out the food scene. At home, Erbey and his family have two dogs: a feisty little yorkie named Harley, and the friendliest pitbull, Gucci.
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”
Hire Date 2/24/2020 – Ross is an Austinite who spent 6 years in the military and was lucky enough to travel to some really great places while serving. For the past 10 years, he’s spent time on and off working in the automotive industry and has always loved working on cars. When it comes to the car world outside of work, Ross is also an automotive sports fan and he can’t get enough of going on road trips! He had a life changing experience in the Austrian Alps and would love to go back and visit Europe again someday, with “lots of countries that you can see in a short period of time”. In Austin, Ross’ favorite thing is the food. Why? Because most places don’t have the diversity that Austin does and there’s always something delicious nearby. Ross could listen to The Dance of Eternity by Dream Theater everyday, his favorite movie is The Pianist, and he also enjoys playing a little Escape from Tarkov on his PC. At home resides Ross’ best friend, his 2 year old Husky, Roman.
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!
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.
Hire Date 9/8/2017 – Cristian is a hard worker who often keeps himself busy. He’s an artist and creates 3D origami–you can see an example of his origami style in his photo here. He’s also an animal lover and has two dogs of his own named Athena and Muñeca.
Hire Date 11/18/2015 – Trevor was born in Austin, Texas. After graduating from McCallum High School in 2014, he went to Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. He stayed there for a year, then decided he missed home, so he moved back to Austin. His favorite sports teams are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Houston Texans.
Hire Date 7/27/2018 – This is Howard. Howard was born and raised in Austin, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and playing golf. He also likes to watch his youngest son play baseball. You can find Howard enjoying rides on his motorcycle, especially with friends and family. Howard feels he is very blessed and wouldn’t change a thing in his life.
Hire Date 6/20/2018 – Sean is originally from Seattle, and moved to Austin to be closer to family that lives in the area. He has a dachshund named Buddy. Sean’s hobbies are jiu jitsu, disc golf, and guitar.
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.
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.”
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.
Hire Date 8/1/2016 – Jesse is a happily married father of two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, live music, all things culinary, exercising, and cars. Zilker Park is his favorite place to spend his free time.
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.
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
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.
Hire Date 3/20/2019 – Chris was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. There, he completed an automotive technician program and became a full-time technician in 2005. Chris moved to Austin for the beautiful weather and First Texas Honda! In his free time, Chris enjoys lifting weights, skateboarding, and practicing martial arts–Brazilian jiu-jitsu. One day, he hopes to travel to Indonesia and Australia for the food, the people, and the culture in both places. Chris also enjoys riding sportbikes and has done some racing. He can’t wait to check out the racing scene at COTA! Back in Madison, Chris had two cats and a dog, and while he’s now petless in Austin, he hopes to adopt a pet when the time is right!
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.
Master Certified Technician Service Advisor Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020
Master Certified Technician Service Advisor Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020
Hire Date 1/15/2014 – Christopher’s life began in Bitburg, Germany. He lived in Europe a total of 7 years and moved to Austin, Texas in January 2014. Complimenting his love for speed and cars his favorite sport is Formula 1. Christopher has a dog named “Chloe” and a wonderful wife named Miriam. He is an Air Force Vet and was a civilian contractor in Afghanistan working as an MRAP mechanic. This gave him tremendous training for repairing Honda’s.
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 also likes spending time at home with her dog Chloe and her cat Carl. Her husband Christopher works here at First Texas Honda as well, so that makes it easy to spend time with him!
Hire Date 3/11/2020 – Dylan is a local Austinite. When he’s not working, he likes grabbing a bite to eat from Maggianos, hanging out with his German Shepherd/Husky mix Diesel, and hitting Lake Austin to take out the boat and relax. One day, Dylan would like to go to Thailand as that’s where his Grandma is from–plus, the beaches look stunning!
Hire Date 7/5/2017 – Jeff has lived in Austin for his entire life, aside from that one time when he was born in Arizona. He likes board games, card games, and video games. He’s a soccer fan and a Liverpool F.C. supporter. So far, he’s been to Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, and one day, he’d like to visit Europe.
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Joy is from Boulder, Colorado. She worked for CAG previously, and she can easily say that she missed the automotive industry and is happy to be home. When she’s not working, Joy likes going hiking, biking, walking, gardening, and having water balloon fights with her boys. She’s a fan of music and highly recommends catching a show at Red Rocks in Golden Colorado if you have the chance. She loved taking her boys skiing in Colorado when they were young, and now, Joy’s got her eye on trips to two very different locations: Hawaii and Alaska. At home, Joy has quite the zoo! She has 2 dogs, Juliet & Sage, a cat named Bo, a 25-year-old African Gray parrot named Buddy, and coming soon… fish for her garden pond! FUN FACT: Joy once built a 6’x12′ playscape for her boys and a wedding cake in the same week!
Hire Date 10/7/2010 – Now what you need to know about Adriana Torres is that she used to be a hot blooded professional with exceptionally high standards in the realm of professional video gaming. Originally she was thinking about going pro in her budding Soccer career straight out of high school, but later found her calling playing video games at a competitive level. Her stunned soccer sponsors were not available for comment.. She won so many gaming trophies that her family had no more garage space and were forced to park on the street. She has since sold the trophies and moved on with her life to look for her next conquest. Adriana found an opening here at First Texas Honda and seized the opportunity for a good challenge working in the intense world of automotive accounting where she could use her awesome focus and memory to succeed. On her free time Adriana hones her dancing abilities (currently she’s developing her Latin and Tejano styles) and hangs out with her funny, energetic seven year old daughter Elaina. Elaina was the honored recipient of the “23rd Annual Continental Automotive Group’s Wittiest Child Award” last August and is favored to win again this year! Adriana and Elaina are both members of Chocoholics Anonymous, but have not attended a meeting in the last six months…the two are also known as the “devious duo” by their close friends and family.
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 paintballing. On the weekends he just likes to relax and go fishing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hire Date 1/14/2019 – Ben grew up wake surfing and snowboarding in Reno, NV, and headed to Austin in April 2017 for more job opportunities and a better economy. He’s always been a car guy and is fond of all kinds of racing, the F1 and performance car world, and keeping up with cars in general. Ben’s also quite the adrenaline junkie and one day, he’d like to give wingsuit base jumping a shot. Apart from his work with CAG, Ben is also a videographer–and a foodie–and his youtube channel (@sirbenv) combines both of those facts! He draws a lot of inspiration from Bach, Bobby Flay, Bowie, and Warhol.
Hire Date 11/29/2019 – Well known as a Vortex of Efficiency, Matt is a former tennis pro born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. He has a wife, 2 kids, and 2 labs named Stella and Champ. His favorite vacation spot is Monte Carlo and one day, he hopes to visit St. Tropez. In his free time, he enjoys golf and football (his favorite team is the Broncos). His energetic and positive personality makes him an enjoyable person to be around.
Hire Date 11/27/2017 – Wesley is happily married and he and his wife have three awesome dogs. He spent 5 years in the Longhorn Band while he attended UT. Wesley’s favorite vacation he ever took was a cruise, and someday he hopes to travel to Europe!
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.
Hire Date 11/9/2020 – Robert is from Minneapolis, MN. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2012, thanks to following the automotive passions of his mom. (She’s a Group Finance Director in the Twin Cities!) When he’s not working, Robert enjoys golf, hockey, and watching the Cubs, Blackhawks, and the Bears. Around Austin, the people are Robert’s favorite part of the city, though he has also been loving spending time out on Lake Travis. For future travel plans, Robert wants to hit up Wrigley Field in the summer!
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.
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.
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.
Hire Date 7/30/2001 – Jack Wright moved to Austin from Louisiana back in 1995. He started with First Texas Honda in 2001 and has been a loyal, dedicated, and valuable employee for our service department. His customers enjoy the experience of working with him during the process of servicing their vehicles. Although Jack loves Texas, he is still a huge LSU fan. When not working, Jack enjoys spending time with his wife, Sooner, and their three children and of course watching LSU football.
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.