Staff

  • Allen Clauss

    Allen Clauss

    General Manager

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    Allen Clauss

    Allen Clauss

    General Manager

    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.

  • Naji Abi-Habib

    Naji Abi-Habib

    Assistant General Manager
    General Sales Manager

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    Naji Abi-Habib

    Naji Abi-Habib

    Assistant General Manager
    General Sales Manager

    Hire Date 9/1/2001 – 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 a coffee joint here in Austin. All while raising a family of four kids with his wife of over 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!

  • Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

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    Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

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

  • Daniel Aguirre

    Daniel Aguirre

    Front Counter Sales

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    Daniel Aguirre

    Daniel Aguirre

    Front Counter Sales

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

  • Andrew  Alayo

    Andrew Alayo

    Valet

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    Andrew  Alayo

    Andrew Alayo

    Valet

    Hire Date 12/22/2021 – 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 out to  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.

  • Joseph An

    Joseph An

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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    Joseph An

    Joseph An

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 4/6/2015 – Ana 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!

  • Luis Angel

    Luis Angel

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

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    Luis Angel

    Luis Angel

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

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

  • Gabe Atkins

    Gabe Atkins

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020

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    Gabe Atkins

    Gabe Atkins

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 3/14/2018 – Gabe is a long-time Austin resident, and briefly lived in California before moving back here. He enjoys working on his car and playing disc golf. He has two cats, Bane and Jax.

  • Scott  Bailey

    Scott Bailey

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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    Scott  Bailey

    Scott Bailey

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 6/6/2016 – Scott is originally from Colorado. In his spare time, he keeps up with football, and spends time with his kids. He also enjoys playing FPS and sports video games.

  • Marcos Barrera

    Marcos Barrera

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2019

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    Marcos Barrera

    Marcos Barrera

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Nina Barrera

    Nina Barrera

    Design Center Consultant
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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    Nina Barrera

    Nina Barrera

    Design Center Consultant
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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

  • Alyssa Beita

    Alyssa Beita

    Receptionist

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    Alyssa Beita

    Alyssa Beita

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 9/27/2021 – Alyssa is an Austinite who loves the culture and the food scene in the area. In her free time, she enjoys watching old films, hiking, sleeping, playing Beat Saber in VR, seeing her family, and hanging out with her two two labradoodles, Baxter and Bailey. Alyssa likes to listen to all kinds of music genres but New Person, Same Old Mistakes by Tame Impala just might be her most played song. Alyssa’s favorite movie is The Panic in Needle Park starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn. Espetos is her top choice when it comes to places to eat and if she could invite anyone to dinner, she’d choose Rick from Rick and Morty. Alyssa has never been disappointed when going on vacation in Colorado and someday, she hopes to visit Iceland. And let’s not forget – CAG’s photographer, Shelby Rae, is her hero for obvious reasons.

  • Ami Bell

    Ami Bell

    Technician Apprentice

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    Ami Bell

    Ami Bell

    Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 3/2/2022 – Ami is from Austin, Texas, and his favorite thing about living here is the diversity! Although he is new to the automotive industry, Ami loves working on cars as a hobby and strives to be an automotive software developer when he is finished with school! Outside of work, you can catch Ami playing bass guitar with his band, going to the junkyard, woodworking, watching movies, or playing video games. His top-pick movie is Tombstone, and his favorite video game is Apex Legends on the PlayStation. Ami’s favorite bands are Palace, an indie rock band from the UK, and Flatland Cavalry, a country-western band. Ami says that when it comes to different styles of food, Soul and Mexican are at the top of his list. The best vacation Ami has been on thus far was when he went Deep Sea fishing with his dad and cousin in Corpus Christi, but he would one day love to visit Greece! When asked who his hero is, Ami said his grandmother. He admires how strong she is and how much she has done to teach him everything there is to know about cars and other wholesome life skills. Ami roots for the Cowboys and Astros, and if he could have dinner with anybody, he would choose Jimi Hendrix! FUN FACT: Ami has two dogs, Lulu and Einstein, and a Leopard Gecko named Rex!

  • Alex Benavidez

    Alex Benavidez

    Technician

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    Alex Benavidez

    Alex Benavidez

    Technician

    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!

  • Rebecca Bergh

    Rebecca Bergh

    Service Billing Clerk
    Top Gun 2019

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    Rebecca Bergh

    Rebecca Bergh

    Service Billing Clerk
    Top Gun 2019

    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!

  • Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation

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    Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation

    Hire Date 1/27/2020 – Haley was born in Denville, New Jersey. After a couple of years, she moved to Missouri where she spent the majority of her childhood. Finally, in the summer of 2013, Haley moved to Austin, Texas, and has loved it here ever since! She joined CAG in 2020 as a receptionist for one of the dealerships, and now works for Macho Marketing, the internal marketing group for CAG! Currently, Haley is going to school to earn her degree in Communications. In her free time, Haley enjoys relaxing at home, spending time with her loved ones, finding fun things to do in Austin, trying new restaurants, and singing any songs that allow her to sing her heart out. Haley’s favorite thing about Austin is how diverse it is; depending on which part of Austin you’re in, you can have a totally different experience! Haley’s hero is undoubtedly her father because of all of the work he put in to ensure she had an amazing life. When it comes to music, Haley loves all kinds, but Ariana Grande will always be special to her. She even got to see her live in concert in 2019 at the Sweetener World Tour in Dallas, and is looking forward to the day when Ariana decides to perform live once again. FUN FACT: Haley’s dad and her aunt were adopted from different families with completely different ethnic backgrounds, so Haley’s dad’s side of the family is extremely diverse!

  • Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Billing Clerk
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

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    Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Billing Clerk
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Mark Bond

    Mark Bond

    Tire Specialist

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    Mark Bond

    Mark Bond

    Tire Specialist

    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.

  • Dan Boone

    Dan Boone

    Finance Manager

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    Dan Boone

    Dan Boone

    Finance Manager

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

  • Joel Borrego

    Joel Borrego

    Technician Top Gun 2014

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    Joel Borrego

    Joel Borrego

    Technician Top Gun 2014

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

  • Joseph Bostick

    Joseph Bostick

    ASE Master and Master Certified Technician

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    Joseph Bostick

    Joseph Bostick

    ASE Master and Master Certified Technician

    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!

  • Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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    Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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

  • Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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    Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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

  • Lupe Briceno

    Lupe Briceno

    Transfer Driver

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    Lupe Briceno

    Lupe Briceno

    Transfer Driver

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

  • Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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    Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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

  • Cooper Broderick

    Cooper Broderick

    Sales Consultant

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    Cooper Broderick

    Cooper Broderick

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 11/5/2021 – Cooper was born in Missouri, raised in California, and has been enjoying life in Austin since 2010. He loves it here, but definitely enjoys the trips he makes back to CA to see extended family, too. Apart from his obvious favorites of Austin – the diversity, always something new to do, and someone new to meet – one of Cooper’s favorite things about the city is attending ACL every year. He hasn’t missed a year since 2015! And if you need a restaurant recommendation, Cooper would suggest Three Forks as they have the best steak and the best service. Cooper fills his free time with riding his motorcycles, going to car meets, watching Netflix, and playing several types of video games on his PC. Cooper also finds time to work on restoring a classic car with his dad. At home, Cooper likes hanging out with his elderly beagle named Max, and great Dane named Mayhem. FUN FACT: Schoolboy Q sings his favorite song. No other song can make him sing as loudly as he does, to that song – ask him to find out which one!

  • Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Service Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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    Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Service Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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

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

  • Brandon Bromley

    Brandon Bromley

    Sales Consultant

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    Brandon Bromley

    Brandon Bromley

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2018

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    Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    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.

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

  • Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

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    Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

    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.

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

  • Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Director

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    Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Director

    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.

  • Gaby Byrd

    Gaby Byrd

    Sales Consultant

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    Gaby Byrd

    Gaby Byrd

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

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    Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

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

  • Jennifer Carrizales

    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jennifer Carrizales

    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

    Hire Date 6/14/2021 – Jennifer is an Army brat who originally comes from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has been working with vehicle titles since 2013 and may have gotten into the field by luck, but she can say that she truly loves what she does! Jennifer loves watching movies, listening to 80s rock music while cooking, going out for a good Chinese food buffet, and planning a dream vacation to Hawaii – she can’t wait to work on a really good tan! Her favorite movie is The Labyrinth, favorite song is Still Loving You by Scorpions, and her top band picks are Scorpions, Journey, and Stevie Nicks. Jennifer’s hero is her grandmother. She is the one that everyone goes to for everything and she never judges, but will always tell you the truth. Jennifer loves the way she always finds a way to make those around her feel better, whether it’s emotionally or physically. FUN FACT: Jennifer can’t stand eating alone and prefers the company of others when it comes to delicious meals!

  • Pablo Castro

    Pablo Castro

    Technician

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    Pablo Castro

    Pablo Castro

    Technician

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

  • Cres Celestino

    Cres Celestino

    Sales Manager

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    Cres Celestino

    Cres Celestino

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 8/8/2007 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Casey Champion

    Casey Champion

    Tire Specialist

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    Casey Champion

    Casey Champion

    Tire Specialist

    Hire Date coming soon! – Casey is from just north of Austin where you’ll find the growing city of Georgetown, Texas. She’s been in the automotive world since 2017 and comes from a family of mechanics and restoration projects. Outside of work, Casey enjoys hanging out friends and playing with her three German shepherds: Vera, Goliath, and Roofus. Casey also bleeds gold, black, and white as she is a huge New Orleans Saints fan!

  • Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

    Accounts Payable/Receivable
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

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    Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

    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!

  • Jose Cienfuegos

    Jose Cienfuegos

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012

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    Jose Cienfuegos

    Jose Cienfuegos

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012

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

  • Luis Cienfuegos

    Luis Cienfuegos

    Technician

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    Luis Cienfuegos

    Luis Cienfuegos

    Technician

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

  • Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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    Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

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    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

    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.

  • Zach Clark

    Zach Clark

    Service Advisor

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    Zach Clark

    Zach Clark

    Service Advisor

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

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

  • Zane Clark

    Zane Clark

    Technician

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    Zane Clark

    Zane Clark

    Technician

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

  • Stephanie Clegg

    Stephanie Clegg

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Stephanie Clegg

    Stephanie Clegg

    Level 1 Tech Support

    Hire Date 2/15/2022 – Stephanie is from Miami, Florida, and her favorite thing about the Dallas area would have to be how diverse it is! She loves food, so it’s nice to see such a wide variety of cuisines from so many different cultures. In her free time, she loves all things crafting and DIY like making custom tumblers! The best vacation Stephanie has been on thus far was when she and her husband went to Cancun last year to celebrate both of their birthdays (they are only 10 days apart!). She says it was nice to relax on the beautiful beach and meet so many wonderful people after being locked down for so long due to Covid. Cancun was amazing, but Stephanie would definitely love to visit Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Spain one day! When it comes to sports, Stephanie will always root for her home town’s beloved team, Miami Heat! At home, she has an adorable brindle pit bull mix named Magnus, the biggest, sweetest, 80 pound wannabe lap dog you’ll ever meet! FUN FACT: Stephanie spent her entire childhood living overseas in La Ceiba, Honduras before permanently moving back to the United States for college. Although she wasn’t born there, Honduras watched her grow and will forever be in her heart as her first home.

  • Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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

  • Mark Cobern

    Mark Cobern

    Maintenance Director

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    Mark Cobern

    Maintenance Director

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

  • Romario Colunga

    Romario Colunga

    Technician

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    Romario Colunga

    Romario Colunga

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/2/2021 – Romario is originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Now in Austin, Romario is excited about the culture and opportunity of growth, where the sky is truly the limit. He started off working in the automotive world thanks to his dad’s car alarm and audio shop back in Mexico where Romario first started to really enjoy working on cars. Outside of work, Romario likes to mix music, party, workout, hang out with his cat, Zeus, and enjoy the outdoors. He loves to have a great time at any of the after hours clubs in Austin with house music and can always be in the mood to devour walnut shrimp from Panda Express. Romario’s been to delightful Puerto Rico and someday hopes to visit Japan to experience and indulge in their vast culture. His mother is his heroine and she has the sweetest soul he’s ever met. Ramario’s favorite movie is Reservoir Dogs, his favorite song is Sticky Fingers by Feel the Breeze, and his absolute favorite sports team is Santos Laguna FC. While he doesn’t play video games these days, he claims that he can still beat anyone in 1v1 on COD or Super Smash Bros. FUN FACT: If he could have dinner with anyone, he’d choose Ronald Reagan.

  • Carlos Contreras

    Carlos Contreras

    Design Center Consultant
    Top Gun 2017

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    Carlos Contreras

    Carlos Contreras

    Design Center Consultant
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Carlos Cortez

    Carlos Cortez

    Service Advisor

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    Carlos Cortez

    Carlos Cortez

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 7/1/2021 – Carlos was born in Lima, Peru, and moved stateside to NYC in 1992. Now in Austin, he loves that it’s like a smaller NYC, but with friendlier people! Carlos had attended our First Texas Honda Cars & Caffeine monthly car show event several times and upon meeting and talking to Cody, our Service Manager, Carlos knew that he was the type of boss he wanted to work for–Carlos added, “I have never had better leadership!” When he’s not working, Carlos likes to work on his S2000, binge watch Friends, and he used to love to play handball when he was in NYC. Carlos likes to listen to bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, System of a Down, and likes to mix it up with lots of 80s rock and some Spanish music, too. When it comes to food, Carlos’s favorites are ceviche (a Peruvian dish) and bandeja paisa (a Colombian dish). One of the most memorable trips he’s been on was to Grafenwoehr, Germany and Carlos would also like to travel back to Lima, Peru to meet some of his extended family and eat fresh Peruvian food someday, too. Carlos’ mother is his hero who showed him to always work hard and never take the easy way out. If he could have dinner with anyone, he’d love to meet his grandmother, the woman who did such a wonderful job of raising his mom. At home, Carlos has two wonderful dogs, Pua the pitbull and Hei Hei the Rottweiller. Carlos wants to know why we can’t travel at the speed of light yet.

  • Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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    Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

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

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    Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

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

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

  • Tyler Crim

    Tyler Crim

    Technician

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    Tyler Crim

    Technician

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

  • Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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

  • AJ Cuevas

    AJ Cuevas

    Service Advisor

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    AJ Cuevas

    Service Advisor

    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.

  • Matthew Curran

    Matthew Curran

    Transportation Manager
    Top Gun 2021

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    Matthew Curran

    Matthew Curran

    Transportation Manager
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 5/4/2015 – Matthew 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.

  • Don Dahlstrom

    Don Dahlstrom

    Finance Manager

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    Don Dahlstrom

    Finance Manager

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

  •  Kim Dawson

    Kim Dawson

    Barista
    Top Gun 2018

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    Kim Dawson

    Barista
    Top Gun 2018

    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!

  • Steven Deckert

    Steven Deckert

    Service Advisor

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    Steven Deckert

    Service Advisor

    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.

  • Josh De Ford

    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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

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

  • Diana DeGarmo

    Diana DeGarmo

    Technician

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    Diana DeGarmo

    Technician

    Hire Date 5/31/2021 – Diana is an original Austinite whose favorite thing about the city is – hands down – THE AMAZING FOOD. Her ultimate movie pick is Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor, and she could listen to Let’s Live for Today by The Grass Roots on repeat. At home, Diana loves to spend time with her son–a Jack Russell terrier mix–named Timmy, and her chameleon, a grumpy guy named Reptar.

  • Jon DeLeon

    Jon DeLeon

    Technician

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    Jon DeLeon

    Technician

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

  • Jesus  Diaz-Chairez

    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Technician
    Top Gun 2016

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    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Technician
    Top Gun 2016

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

  • Season Dionne

    Season Dionne

    Sales Manager

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    Season Dionne

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 6/1/2021 – Season is from Georgia and her favorite things about Austin are that it’s a relaxed and welcoming environment, coupled with wide-ranging appeal. In 2008, Season stumbled into the automotive world in search of a new challenge after leaving law enforcement. Away from work, Season spends her free time reading, writing, traveling, spending time with Major Duval (English bulldog) and Ronin (shorty bull), taking photos, and collecting musical instruments (that she intends to learn to play… one day). She’s also a fan of professional sports and roots for these teams: Capitals (NHL), Austin FC (MLS), Giants (MLB), and All Blacks (Rugby). Season gets a kick out of traveling, be it a big city or a small town, the beach, a lake, some mountains, or even a desert, jungle, prairie, or pasture. It’s an even better experience when she gets to attend some kind of professional sporting event in each place, too. Four out-of-the-country destination ideas, She would recommend Turks and Caicos, Ireland, or Italy! For inspiration in her life, Season is thankful to her heroes – all of the strong, beautiful black women of her family.

    If Season could invite anyone to dinner, she’d choose to have a large dinner party with a range of guests, including: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Gandi, Dalai Lama (any), the apostles of Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Yeshe Tsogyal, Angel Davis, Sandra Day O’Connor, W.E.B. Dubois, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Fredrick Douglas, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Andrew Carnegie, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Michelle Obama, Amelia Earhart, Cleopatra, Sappho, Elanor Roosevelt, and Julia Child – someone has to prepare the meal after all!

  • Alison Dollar

    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

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    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

    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.

  • Samantha Enriquez

    Samantha Enriquez

    Accounting Clerk

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    Samantha Enriquez

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 1/7/2021 – Samantha is from McAllen, Texas. She enjoys spending her free time shopping, working out, going on adventures, booking plane tickets, grabbing a bite to eat from Whataburger, playing volleyball, and watching new shows & movies. Samantha also enjoys a broad range of music from artists like country singers George Strait and Brad Paisley, to American rap from Drake, Lil Wayne, and 6lack, to Puerto Rican artists Anuel AA and Bad Bunny. Samantha really loves to travel and in 2019 she almost didn’t come back to the states after visiting Italy! She studied abroad for a summer there and was able to visit Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice, and The Vatican–she was even blessed by the Pope while riding in a luxury vehicle. One day, she wants to experience more cultures and places around the globe, like Spain, Japan, Brazil, and Germany. At home, Samantha has a fanatically ridiculous American bully named Benny. She claims that he’s the most handsome dog who loves cuddles and kisses, and gets mad at her anytime she gets mad at him! FUN FACT: Samantha once climbed a volcano in a dress and sandals – she can do anything!

  • Alejandro Escobedo

    Alejandro Escobedo

    Technician

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    Alejandro Escobedo

    Technician

    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.

  • Joseph Espinoza

    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 1 Tech Support

    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.

  • Aline Ferreira

    Aline Ferreira

    Video Production Intern

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    Aline Ferreira

    Video Production Intern

    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.

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

  • Ulises Flores

    Ulises Flores

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2016

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    Ulises Flores

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2016

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

  • Bill Ford

    Bill Ford

    Sales Performance Manager

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    Bill Ford

    Sales Performance Manager

    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!”

    Bill’s Favorite Book: Yeager by Chuck Yeager
    “Chuck Yeager is a true hero in every aspect of the word. But what impressed me most was his ability to focus on finding a solution to life threatening situations that would happen without warning both as a WWII fighter pilot and test pilot.”

  • Audric Fowler

    Audric Fowler

    Shop Runner

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    Audric Fowler

    Shop Runner

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

  • Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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

  • Corey Freitag

    Corey Freitag

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2017

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    Corey Freitag

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 6/4/2016 – “Don’t let your dreams be dreams.” – Shia Labeouf

  • Nicholas Funk

    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017

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    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2017

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

  • Richard Galvan

    Richard Galvan

    Technician
    Top Gun 2013

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    Richard Galvan

    Richard Galvan

    Technician
    Top Gun 2013

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

  • Aaron Garcia

    Aaron Garcia

    Sales Consultant

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    Aaron Garcia

    Aaron Garcia

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Luis Garduno

    Luis Garduno

    Service Advisor

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    Luis Garduno

    Service Advisor

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

  • Cory Garrard

    Cory Garrard

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

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    Cory Garrard

    Cory Garrard

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 2/1/2021 – 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.”

  • Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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

  • Dustin Giusti

    Dustin Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Tech Support
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Tech Support
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Sebastian Glaze

    Sebastian Glaze

    Technician

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    Sebastian Glaze

    Sebastian Glaze

    Technician

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

  • Angelica Gomez

    Angelica Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2020

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    Angelica Gomez

    Angelica Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2020

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

  • Rosalinda Gomez

    Rosalinda Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2018. Top Gun 2021

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    Rosalinda Gomez

    Rosalinda Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2018. Top Gun 2021

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

  • Augie Gonzales

    Augie Gonzales

    Master Certified Technician

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    Augie Gonzales

    Master Certified Technician

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

  • Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

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

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    Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

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

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

  • Lizet Gonzales

    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

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    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

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

  • Tiffani Gonzales

    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management

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    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management

    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.

  • Cody Gonzalez

    Cody Gonzalez

    Level 2 Tech Support

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    Cody Gonzalez

    Cody Gonzalez

    Level 2 Tech Support

    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.

  • Fernando Gonzalez

    Fernando Gonzalez

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Fernando Gonzalez

    Fernando Gonzalez

    Express Technician Apprentice

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  • Evan Gool

    Evan Gool

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Evan Gool

    Evan Gool

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    Infrastructure & Risk Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    Infrastructure & Risk Manager

    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!

  • Trudy Gordon

    Trudy Gordon

    Internal Advisor
    Top Gun 2018

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    Trudy Gordon

    Trudy Gordon

    Internal Advisor
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Justin Grady

    Justin Grady

    Technician

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    Justin Grady

    Justin Grady

    Technician

    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.

  • Javi Otero Grajeda

    Javi Otero Grajeda

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020

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    Javi Otero Grajeda

    Javi Otero Grajeda

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020

    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.

  • Bryan Grandstaff

    Bryan Grandstaff

    Finance Assistant

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    Bryan Grandstaff

    Bryan Grandstaff

    Finance Assistant

    Hire Date 1/17/2022 – Bryan is from Burnet, Texas, and is very excited to be part of the CAG family! In his free time, Bryan enjoys gaming on his PC, watching movies, and hanging out with his dog. He loves Italian food, and he hopes to one day visit the Bahamas to experience its beautiful scenery and fun activities. Bryan’s favorite musical artist is Marshmello, and his top pick Honda model would have to be the CR-V!

  • Laura Granger

    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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    Laura Granger

    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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

  • Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2017

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    Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2017

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

  • Corbin Green

    Corbin Green

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    Corbin Green

    Corbin Green

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Hunter Guinn

    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

    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.

  • Phillip Guzman

    Phillip Guzman

    Videographer
    Top Gun 2020

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    Phillip Guzman

    Videographer
    Top Gun 2020

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

  • Ryan Guzman

    Ryan Guzman

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    Ryan Guzman

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

    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.

  • Nathan Haas

    Nathan Haas

    ASE Master Technician Service Advisor

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    Nathan Haas

    ASE Master Technician Service Advisor

    Hire Date 5/10/2017 – Nathan lived in Taylor, Texas nearly his entire life and has spent the past 4 years living in the city of Austin. He lives with his partner, Breanna, and their 3 cats. One he rescued from a car and the other two were adopted from local animal shelters. Nathan started as an Express Technician in 2017, became an ASE Master Certified Technician in 2019 and is very excited to continue serving and assisting customers as a Service Advisor at First Texas Honda.

    Nathan’s Favorite Book: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

  • Townley Haas

    Townley Haas

    Technician Apprentice

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    Townley Haas

    Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 3/2/2022 – Townley is from Richmond, Virginia. He recently made the decision to step into the automotive industry because working on cars has always been a passion of his! When he’s not working, Townley enjoys playing PC video games like Apex Legends, working on his truck, and spending time with friends. Townley’s favorite thing about Austin is definitely the fact that it has some of the best food in the country! Speaking of food, Townley’s meal of choice is steak and potatoes. He loves a good beach getaway, but he would one day love to vacation to Australia because it seems like such an incredible place to visit! Brooks and Dunn is Townley’s all-time favorite music group, and if he could have dinner with anybody, he would choose Johnny Cash! At home, Townley roots for the Dallas Cowboys and has an adorable black lab mix named Sage. FUN FACT: Townley is a 2X Olympian and 1X Olympic Gold Medalist for swimming! He also got married in May of 2022!

  • Kenneth Hall

    Kenneth Hall

    Sales Consultant

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    Kenneth Hall

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Ty Hammonds

    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

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    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Jeff Hand

    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

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    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

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

  • Dennis Hang

    Dennis Hang

    Technician

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    Dennis Hang

    Dennis Hang

    Technician

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

  • Genny Hardeman Hill

    Genny Hardeman Hill

    Owner

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    Genny Hardeman Hill

    Owner

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

  • James Hardeman Hill

    James Hardeman Hill

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    James Hardeman Hill

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

  • Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire date 7/8/2016 – Lily is named after her great grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James, Margot and Reese Hardeman-Hill, and her grandparents. She likes to swim, dance, paint, draw, play dress up, and do gymnastics. Lily offices alongside her dada Will and enjoys saying hello to everyone at the dealership and judging the annual employee Halloween costume competition. She oversees the Continental Cafe and creates seasonal drinks like the Lily Lavender Latte.

  •  Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Margot Hardeman-Hill

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    Margot Hardeman-Hill

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

  • Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 4/1/2020 – Penelope (Poppy) is baby sister to Lily and enjoys dancing, laughing, playing with her dog Nash, and being an all-around angel. Poppy likes to do whatever Lily is doing and has inspired drinks at the Continental Cafe including the Poppy Peppermint Latte.

  • Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • William B.  Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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

  • Mikey Hausen

    Mikey Hausen

    Dealer Trade Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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    Mikey Hausen

    Mikey Hausen

    Dealer Trade Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Jason Heimbecker

    Jason Heimbecker

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Jason Heimbecker

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • David Henderson

    David Henderson

    Technician

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    David Henderson

    David Henderson

    Technician

    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.

  • Ivan Heredia

    Ivan Heredia

    Service Advisor

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    Ivan Heredia

    Service Advisor

    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.

  • Karalee Hernandez

    Karalee Hernandez

    Barista

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    Karalee Hernandez

    Barista

    Hire Date 06/23/2022 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Parts Warehouse
    Top Gun 2018

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    Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Parts Warehouse
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Sergio Hernandez

    Sergio Hernandez

    Diagnostic Master Technician
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2021

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    Sergio Hernandez

    Diagnostic Master Technician
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2021

    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.

  • Anthony Herrera

    Anthony Herrera

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2021

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    Anthony Herrera

    Anthony Herrera

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2021

    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?)

  • Maria Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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    Maria Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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

  • Christian Heyman

    Christian Heyman

    Parts Runner

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    Christian Heyman

    Christian Heyman

    Parts Runner

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

  • Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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    Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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

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

  • Joyce Hornor

    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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    Joyce Hornor

    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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

    Craig Hotmann

    Service Support

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    Craig Hotmann

    Craig Hotmann

    Service Support

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

  • Julie Jackson

    Julie Jackson

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

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    Julie Jackson

    Julie Jackson

    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.

  • Manny Jalandoni

    Manny Jalandoni

    Finance Manager

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    Manny Jalandoni

    Manny Jalandoni

    Finance Manager

    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!

  • Jay Jank

    Jay Jank

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016

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    Jay Jank

    Jay Jank

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016

    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.

  • Oscar Jaramillo

    Oscar Jaramillo

    Photographer
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020

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    Oscar Jaramillo

    Photographer
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 10/14/2008 – “Happy to be here!”

  • Deyanira Juarez

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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    Deyanira Juarez

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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

  • Jordan Jones

    Jordan Jones

    Receptionist

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    Jordan Jones

    Jordan Jones

    Receptionist

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

  • Michael Jones

    Michael Jones

    Technician

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    Michael Jones

    Michael Jones

    Technician

    Hire Date 5/10/2021 – Mike is from El Paso, Texas. He grew up working on his own vehicles and always had fun in the process, so he decided to make a career change into the automotive world! When he’s not working, Mike enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities like camping, hiking, off-roading, and fishing. Mike also finds time to play some video games such as Cyberpunk on a PC he built. The Mars Volta was his favorite band (check out Frances the Mute), he could easily enjoy chicken tenders every day, he roots for the Houston Texans, and if he could meet anyone, he’d have chosen to sit down for a meal with Steve Jobs. In Austin, Mike is a big fan of all of the great food possibilities and the outdoorsy-ness of the city. Mike’s mother is his hero for the way she raised him and his sister, while working two jobs and earning both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. At home, Mike has a lemon Dalmatian named Sunny and a cat named Spook.

  • Justin Juarez

    Justin Juarez

    Technician

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    Justin Juarez

    Justin Juarez

    Technician

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

  • Alyssa Kamouie

    Alyssa Kamouie

    Barista

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    Alyssa Kamouie

    Barista

    Hire Date 8/24/2021 – Alyssa is from Palm Desert, California, in the Coachella Valley. She notes that not much happens in the Coachella Valley, and when something does happen there, it’s for a very short time. Thanks to that, she loves that in Austin, there is always something to do, someone to see, or some adventure to go on – plus, it’s a beautiful city. While Alyssa doesn’t know much about cars (yet), she was eager to join the team here at First Texas Honda where her dad enjoys working as a Service Advisor. Outside of work, Alyssa spends her free time reading, being with friends and family, listening to music, being outdoors, and hanging out with her adorable furbaby, Oscar Bear, a Jack Russell terrier/Chihuahua mix. When it comes to music in Austin, Alyssa is a fan of the band Hunny and would recommend seeing shows or festivals at Zilker Park. She’s also become quite the fan of Rock n Roll Sushi if you’re looking for a great bite to eat! Alyssa is a beach-goer and had a fantastic vacation in Destin, Florida due to their pristine beaches. Overall, her dream vacations are all based around the beach and ocean, so any beach in any state or country is on her list! FUN FACT: If you want to hear a good story sometime, ask her about the time she broke her elbow on Valentine’s Day.

  • Andre Kamouie

    Andre Kamouie

    Service Advisor

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    Andre Kamouie

    Andre Kamouie

    Service Advisor

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

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

  • Michael Keck

    Michael Keck

    System Administrator

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    Michael Keck

    System Administrator

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

  • Kumary Keil

    Kumary Keil

    Sales Coordinator

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    Kumary Keil

    Kumary Keil

    Sales Coordinator

    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.

  • Julie Kelly

    Julie Kelly

    Wellness Coach

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    Julie Kelly

    Julie Kelly

    Wellness Coach

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

  • Nadeem Khan

    Nadeem Khan

    Sales Consultant

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    Nadeem Khan

    Nadeem Khan

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Kacnyca Khem

    Kacnyca Khem

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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    Kacnyca Khem

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

    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.

  • Candice  Kirk

    Candice Kirk

    Custodian

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    Candice Kirk

    Custodian

    Hire Date 06/13/2022 – Candice is a native Austinite, and recently decided to join the automotive industry in search of new opportunities! When she’s not working, Candice enjoys watching movies (“Splash” is her favorite one!). As for some more favorites, Candice’s go-to restaurant is MOD Pizza and her favorite artist is Keyshia Cole. Candice says that Las Vegas is the best vacation she has been on thus far, but she would one day love to go on a cruise as they are a great way to explore new things. Candice loves her children and says that they would be her top choice if she had the opportunity to invite anyone to dinner!

  • Jack Kresky

    Jack Kresky

    Finance Manager

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    Jack Kresky

    Finance Manager

    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.

  • Bobby Kruger

    Bobby Kruger

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Bobby Kruger

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Megan Lassiter

    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable

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    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable

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

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

  • Jodi Ledford

    Jodi Ledford

    Title Clerk

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    Jodi Ledford

    Title Clerk

    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.

  • Zoe Lee

    Zoe Lee

    Service Coordinator

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    Zoe Lee

    Service Coordinator

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

  • Karl Lewis

    Karl Lewis

    Sales Consultant

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    Karl Lewis

    Karl Lewis

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Lisa Litchfield

    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator

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    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator

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

  • Liz Lopez

    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

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    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

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

  • Patrick  Lowther

    Patrick Lowther

    Sales Consultant

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    Patrick Lowther

    Sales Consultant

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  • Gigi Lozano

    Gigi Lozano

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2021

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    Gigi Lozano

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2021

    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!)

  • Jose Lujano

    Jose Lujano

    Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jose Lujano

    Technician
    Top Gun 2017

    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.

  • Andre Madison

    Andre Madison

    Receptionist

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    Andre Madison

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 6/22/2016 – Andre was born and raised right here in Austin, TX. He likes to spend his time hanging out with friends and family. He also enjoys all types of music, especially R&B and Rap.

  • Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Noe Maldonado

    Noe Maldonado

    Shop Porter

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    Noe Maldonado

    Shop Porter

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

  • Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Atif Malik

    Atif Malik

    Finance Manager

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    Atif Malik

    Finance Manager

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

  • Paul Mancillas

    Paul Mancillas

    Master Certified Technician

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    Paul Mancillas

    Master Certified Technician

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

  • Luzelia Martinez

    Luzelia Martinez

    Accounting Clerk

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    Luzelia Martinez

    Luzelia Martinez

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 10/2/2017 – Luzelia was born and raised in Austin. She has a Labradoodle named Nico. She enjoys going to concerts, and would love to one day travel.

  • Rogelio Marquez

    Rogelio Marquez

    Shop Runner
    Top Gun 2018

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    Rogelio Marquez

    Shop Runner
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Fred Mathis

    Fred Mathis

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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    Fred Mathis

    Fred Mathis

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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

  • Chloe McKenna

    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

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    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

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

  • Anaysabel Medina

    Anaysabel Medina

    Custodian

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    Anaysabel Medina

    Anaysabel Medina

    Custodian

    Hire Date 06/13/2022 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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    Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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

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

  • Jake Meyer

    Jake Meyer

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    Jake Meyer

    Jake Meyer

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

    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.

  •  The Mills Brothers

    The Mills Brothers

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

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    The Mills Brothers

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

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

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

  • Cesar Miranda

    Cesar Miranda

    Shop Foreman
    Top Gun 2016

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    Cesar Miranda

    Cesar Miranda

    Shop Foreman
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 9/4/2013 – Cesar had been waiting for the Civic Type R to come out in the U.S. again since 2001.

  • Marleni Mojica

    Marleni Mojica

    Driver
    Top Gun 2020

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    Marleni Mojica

    Marleni Mojica

    Driver
    Top Gun 2020

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

  • Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Service Support
    Top Gun 2019

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    Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Esther Mondragon-Macias

    Service Support
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Payable

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    Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Payable

    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.

  • Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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    Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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

  • Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil

    Barista

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    Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil

    Barista

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

  • Tiffany Nemeth

    Tiffany Nemeth

    Barista

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    Tiffany Nemeth

    Tiffany Nemeth

    Barista

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

  • Brandon Oborny

    Brandon Oborny

    Technician

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    Brandon Oborny

    Technician

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

  • Zach Oborny

    Zach Oborny

    Valet

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    Zach Oborny

    Zach Oborny

    Valet

    Hire Date 5/12/2022 – Zach is a basketball-loving guy from Buda, Texas. His favorite musical artist is Juice Wrld and if he could travel to any destination, Zach would visit California for the beautiful beaches. Zach’s favorite video game is Rocket League on the PS4 and his top pick sports team would have to be the Golden State Warriors.

  • Carina Oliva

    Carina Oliva

    Technician

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    Carina Oliva

    Carina Oliva

    Technician

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

  • Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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

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

  • Jessica Palomares

    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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    Jessica Palomares

    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Liam Parkes

    Liam Parkes

    Photographer

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    Liam Parkes

    Photographer

    Hire Date 8/23/2021 – Liam is an Austinite and a huge fan of the automotive world, especially motorsports. Liam has been actively photographing Fast & Furious-esque events of the motorsports world since 2019 – for example, a drift event in Chicago called Final Bout. Most of his free time is spent working on his personal vehicles, covering motorsports, and occasionally playing video games like Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione, and Automobalista 2 on his Fanatec simulation rig. Don’t forget the pho – Liam loves to get his pho-fill from Pho Thaison, Pho Saigon, or 888. When he’s able to do more traveling again, Japan is high on Liam’s list. He’s already been before, but this time he’d love the chance to go out for D1GP and Attack Tsukuba for the insane amount of incredible drivers between the two events. As someone who loves to tinker, Liam’s favorite sports team is Total Service Usui – a time attack team base din Japan who are focused on setting records at Tsukuba while utilizing 1.8L 4cyl fuel injection motors that have been adapted to be carbureted! Not to mention, driving Japan’s famed Ebisu Circuit is very high on Liam’s bucket list! If Liam had the chance to have dinner with anyone, he’d choose Sebastian Vettel to talk to him about the way he evolved as a person throughout his career in Formula 1. Liam could listen to Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, and Blood Command everyday and has been a fan of Wrong Time Capsule by Deerhoof since 2013 all thanks to an old bmx video of Aaron Ross! When it comes to movies, it’s a toss up between anything directed by Dennis Villeneuve or anything that has Roger Deakins as the cinematographer – but it’s especially good when it’s a crossover between the two. At home, Liam and his partner have 3 pets: two dogs who pass as gremlins, Wilson and Thrash, as well as a cat named Jude who pretty much minds her own business.

  • Dylan Payne

    Dylan Payne

    Service Advisor

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    Dylan Payne

    Dylan Payne

    Service Advisor

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

  • Chayse Pearson

    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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    Chayse Pearson

    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Ricky Pecina

    Ricky Pecina

    Sales Consultant

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    Ricky Pecina

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Jessica Pena

    Jessica Pena

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2015

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    Jessica Pena

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2015

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

  • Cody Penna

    Cody Penna

    Master Certified Technician
    Service Manager
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2015

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    Cody Penna

    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.

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

  • Jacqueline Penna

    Jacqueline Penna

    Personal Trainer

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    Jacqueline Penna

    Personal Trainer

    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 Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Billy Perkins

    Billy Perkins

    Diagnostic Master Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Billy Perkins

    Billy Perkins

    Diagnostic Master Technician
    Top Gun 2021

    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.

  • Gregory Powell

    Gregory Powell

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

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    Gregory Powell

    Gregory Powell

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

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

  • Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

    Photographer Extraordinaire
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

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    Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

    Photographer Extraordinaire
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby lives in Central Texas with her family and spends her spare time painting, writing poetry, and exploring the outdoors. If you’re new here, she’ll find you soon to take your photo! You can see a sample of her eye here:  Shelby Rae Photography

  • Anthony Raglin

    Anthony Raglin

    Sales Consultant

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    Anthony Raglin

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Juan Ramirez

    Juan Ramirez

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2021

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    Juan Ramirez

    Juan Ramirez

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2021

    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.

  • Lorenzo Ray

    Lorenzo Ray

    Porter

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    Lorenzo Ray

    Porter

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

  • Hilary Razo

    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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

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

  • Conner Redlin

    Conner Redlin

    Executive Assistant

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    Conner Redlin

    Executive Assistant

    Hire Date 5/24/2020 – Conner is from Pensacola, Florida. Now in Austin, Conner is a fan of the vibrant atmosphere and all of the live music that floods the city. Outside of work, Conner teaches piano in Austin and he graduated from college with a music performance degree in clarinet. He also enjoys getting out to go hiking and exploring, finding great spots for seafood, and hanging out with his English springer spaniel, Sadie. Conner’s favorite movie is The Birdcage starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne West, and his favorite song is What a Wonderful World by Nat King Cole. Conner enjoys traveling and has been to many countries including, England, France, Malawi, Moldova, and Austria, with the most memorable trip being to Paris and London for New Year’s Eve. Conner is thankful for a hard-working family who always did their best to provide an amazing life and so many incredible opportunities for his entire family. FUN FACT: If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Selena Gomez, “cuz she’s a queen.”

  • Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Isaac Reyes

    Isaac Reyes

    Shop Porter

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    Isaac Reyes

    Shop Porter

    Hire Date 11/28/2020 – CAG is like family for Isaac – both of his parents and some siblings work across the Austin CAG locations! In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with his friends, and listening to slow-vibe, chill songs. Around Austin, you can likely find him at HT Fitness. Isaac’s goals include going to college to study fire science for his longer term goal of becoming a fire fighter.

  • Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2020

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    Madeline Rials

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline graduated from Texas A&M in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Development. Born in Louisiana, but raised her whole life in Austin, she considers herself a native. In her free time she likes to read, see movies at the Alamo Drafthouse, and try new restaurants. Her goal is to keep CAG as an employer of choice and help employees grow along the way.

  • Meredith Rials

    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

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    Meredith Rials

    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

    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.

  • Trent Richard

    Trent Richard

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2016

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    Trent Richard

    Trent Richard

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2016

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

  • Javier Rivera

    Javier Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

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    Javier Rivera

    Javier Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 6/1/2021 – Javier is from Houston, Texas. Now in Austin, Javier loves the cultural melting pot here, coupled with so many unique personalities, plus all of the outdoor sceneries. (And let’s not forget about the food!) While he is new to the automotive world, Javier feels that he has found an amazing opportunity with CAG and can’t wait to grow here. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, working out, cooking, finding great spots for Vietnamese food, and spending quality time with his friends and family. Javier’s parents are his role models as they moved from Mexico and persisted to do everything they could to give their children a better life. He’s down to catch live music at just about any venue, at just about any time! Javier enjoys traveling and was able to spend Thanksgiving with his family in Mexico. One day, he would like to travel to Australia to see the beautiful nature as well as the Australian Open Tournament for tennis! FUN FACT: Javier previously spent 8 years as a hairstylist!

  • Zachry Rivkin

    Zachry Rivkin

    Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Zachry Rivkin

    Zachry Rivkin

    Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Francisco Rocha

    Francisco Rocha

    Master Technician

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    Francisco Rocha

    Francisco Rocha

    Master Technician

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

  • Julian Rodriguez

    Julian Rodriguez

    Sales Consultant

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    Julian Rodriguez

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Erbey Romero

    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

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    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

    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.

  • Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

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

  • Bella Russo

    Bella Russo

    Barista

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    Bella Russo

    Barista

    Hire Date 06/08/2022 – Bio Coming Soon!

  •  Naomi Sanchez

    Naomi Sanchez

    Finance Assistant

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    Naomi Sanchez

    Finance Assistant

    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!

  • Jim Schankel

    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

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    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Keith Schill

    Keith Schill

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015

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    Keith Schill

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015

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

  • Trevor Self

    Trevor Self

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017

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    Trevor Self

    Trevor Self

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017

    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.

  • Rachel Shook

    Rachel Shook

    Guild Master
    Top Gun 2015

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    Rachel Shook

    Guild Master
    Top Gun 2015

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

  •  Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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

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

  • Kevin Siebert

    Kevin Siebert

    Sales Consultant

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    Kevin Siebert

    Kevin Siebert

    Sales Consultant

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

  • Michael  Silguero

    Michael Silguero

    Service Cashier

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    Michael Silguero

    Service Cashier

    Hire Date Coming Soon! – Mike is from Houston, Texas, and he decided to join the automotive industry in 2022 due to his desire to find opportunities for growth! As for some favorites, Mike really enjoys playing golf and says you can never really go wrong with some good chicken wings. He also enjoys playing MLB The Show on the Xbox, and his favorite sports teams are the Houston Texans and Houston Astros. FUN FACT: Mike has a black lab named Rocky!

  • Manny Simental

    Manny Simental

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

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    Manny Simental

    Manny Simental

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 4/5/2018 – Manny is an original Austinite. He enjoys building computers, playing soccer, and playing video games–mostly FPS and RPGs. His favorite game of all time is Crash Brandicoot.

  •  Jesse Sims

    Jesse Sims

    Finance Manager

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    Jesse Sims

    Finance Manager

    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.

  • Yelena Smirnova

    Yelena Smirnova

    Sales Manager

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    Yelena Smirnova

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 11/4/2015 – Yelena was born in Odessa, Ukraine. At four years old, she and her family moved to Portland, Maine, where she was raised. She decided she needed a change in environment, so she and her boyfriend moved to Austin. They made a road trip of it and made a stop in Savannah, GA, which she says is her favorite place she’s visited so far. One day, she would like to say that her favorite place is England or Italy! Together, she and her boyfriend have a tiny 6 lb. orange tabby named Pig. In her spare time, she loves going to the movies, trying new restaurants, and painting. Her favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park.

    “A great customer experience is one where the customer feels comfortable and trusts the help and information that is provided to them.”

  •  David Soule

    David Soule

    Parts Back Counter

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    David Soule

    Parts Back Counter

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

  •  Eli Soule

    Eli Soule

    Parts Runner

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    Eli Soule

    Parts Runner

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

  •  Sean Sousa

    Sean Sousa

    Warranty Clerk
    Top Gun 2018

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    Sean Sousa

    Warranty Clerk
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Holden Stedman

    Holden Stedman

    Sales Consultant

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    Holden Stedman

    Sales Consultant

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

  •  Chris Steger

    Chris Steger

    Master Certified Technician

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    Chris Steger

    Master Certified Technician

    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!

  •  John Strubel

    John Strubel

    Lot Porter
    Top Gun 2018

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    John Strubel

    Lot Porter
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Service Manager
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2020

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    Christopher Sutton

    Service Manager
    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. Christopher is a Master Certified Technician who has also spent part of his career with First Texas Honda as a Service Advisor.

  •  Miriam Sutton

    Miriam Sutton

    Parts
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2019

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    Miriam Sutton

    Parts
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2019

    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!

  • Jeffrey Tang

    Jeffrey Tang

    Level 2 Tech Support

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    Jeffrey Tang

    Level 2 Tech Support

    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.

  • Joy Tilley

    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

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    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

    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!

  • Sirfoss Toaiva

    Sirfoss Toaiva

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Sirfoss Toaiva

    Level 1 Tech Support

    Hire Date 1/24/2022 – Sirfoss is originally from Hawaii, but moved to Colorado in 2014. After spending a fair amount of time living there, he decided to make his move to Austin, Texas at the end of 2021! Although he is pretty new to the automotive industry, Sirfoss is very interested in it and hopes to get more involved. He enjoys working out, and his favorite thing about Austin would have to be the beautiful exploration sites and the food scene. When asked what his favorite food is, Sirfoss was torn between sushi and Thai cuisine! One day, he would love to visit Japan because it is home to his favorite flower, the Cherry Blossom! While he’s there, he would love to explore the beautiful scenery and learn more about the culture… he says their tattoos have an interesting history! FUN FACT: Sirfoss’ favorite sports team is whichever Kevin Durant is playing on!

  • Jose Torres

    Jose Torres

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

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    Jose Torres

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

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

  • Noelia  Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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

  •  Bob Towne

    Bob Towne

    Retail Parts

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    Bob Towne

    Retail Parts

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

  •  Frank Tran

    Frank Tran

    Master Technician
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2014

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    Frank Tran

    Master Technician
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2014

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

  •  Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Edwin Urcino

    Edwin Urcino

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018

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    Edwin Urcino

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Emilio Valdez

    Emilio Valdez

    Valet

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    Emilio Valdez

    Valet

    Hire Date 11/15/2021 – Emilio is a native Austinite, but his favorite sports team is undoubtedly the Manchester City F.C! Traveling is one of the many things Emilio enjoys doing, and his favorite vacation thus far has been when he visited Monterrey, Mexico. When he’s not working, you can find Emilio hanging out with his adorable retriever mix named Monchi, or playing the Forza game series on his Xbox. FUN FACT: Emilio’s favorite movie is Interstellar.

  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Sales Coordinator

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    Renee Velasco

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Alex Velasquez

    Alex Velasquez

    Service Cashier

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    Alex Velasquez

    Service Cashier

    Hire Date 06/24/2022 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Lambert Villanueva

    Lambert Villanueva

    Sales Manager

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    Lambert Villanueva

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 6/1/2021 – Lambert is from Los Angeles, California, and in Austin, he loves the people here and that there’s not much traffic. He’s been in the car business for over 25 years and loves coming up with solutions and helping people be able to own cars. When he’s not working, Lambert enjoys spending time with his family, playing some Call of Duty, watching Rocky 3 & 4, checking out great local restaurants, and mountain biking. Lambert enjoys traveling and will tell you that Maui, Hawaii is a must-see! Overall, Lambert is a fun-loving and easy-going guy who wants to help you get into the car of your choice. FUN FACT: Lambert’s hero is Manny Pacquiao!

  • Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2020

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    Ben Vinger

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2020

    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.

  • Matt Walton

    Matt Walton

    Sales Manager

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    Matt Walton

    Sales Manager

    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.

  • Wesley Warmke

    Wesley Warmke

    Service Advisor

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    Wesley Warmke

    Service Advisor

    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!

  • Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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

  • Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Title Clerk

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    Morgan White

    Title Clerk

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

  • Robert Wilsey

    Robert Wilsey

    Sales Consultant

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    Robert Wilsey

    Sales Consultant

    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!

  •  Ty Winn

    Ty Winn

    Service Advisor

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    Ty Winn

    Service Advisor

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

  • Jason Wisniewski

    Jason Wisniewski

    Transportation Department
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jason Wisniewski

    Transportation Department
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Mari Zuniga

    Mari Zuniga

    Service Coordinator

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    Mari Zuniga

    Service Coordinator

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

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