Meet Our 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

    General Sales Manager

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    Naji Abi-Habib

    Naji Abi-Habib

    General Sales Manager

    Hire Date 4/15/2014 – Center. Before his start in the car biz in 1999, Naji was a self-made successful entrepreneur—he owned and operated a handful of sandwich shops and one coffee joint here in Austin. All of that while raising a family of four kids with his wife of almost 20 years!! Naji always says that our GM Allen taught him every thing he knows about the auto business but sometimes we think it might really be the other way around!

  • Doniahl Afshar

    Doniahl Afshar

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018

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    Doniahl Afshar

    Doniahl Afshar

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 11/2/2017 – Doniahl is from Iran, and was born in Los Angeles, CA. He majored in music, and besides working at First Texas Honda, he also is a professional musician.

  • Joseph An

    Joseph An

    Product Specialist

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    Joseph An

    Joseph An

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 7/7/2017 – Joseph is originally from Los Angeles. He lived in NYC for 5 years before he ended up in Austin in 2016. He’s travelled all throughout Europe, and his favorite experience was the wine, scenery, culture, and architecture of Italy. When he’s not working, he enjoys live music. He’s also a fan of basketball, UT football, and modern art. He has a cat named Chloe and a golden retriever named Soon Shim.

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Call Center Operator
    Top Gun 2016

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Call Center Operator
    Top Gun 2016

    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

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    Luis Angel

    Luis Angel

    Technician
    Top Gun 2018

    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

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    Gabe Atkins

    Gabe Atkins

    Technician

    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.

  • Emma Auriemma

    Emma Auriemma

    Service Scheduler

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    Emma Auriemma

    Emma Auriemma

    Service Scheduler

    Hire Date 4/23/2019 – Emma was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and moved to Austin with her church group. She spends a lot of her free time volunteering with her church group. Before she moved to Austin, she enjoyed taking portraits all around the Denver area. In May 2018,  Emma went to Rome and ever since then, she can’t wait for the day that she gets to go back. Her family descendants were from Italy, and she really loved getting to feel close to her roots. She loves how grandiose the entire city is with beautiful, thought-out marble everywhere. Emma also has a random fear of statues, something along the lines of seeing a human figure that’s not living, but regardless, she still loved being in the city!

  • Rubi Aviles

    Rubi Aviles

    Document Processor
    Top Gun 2016

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    Rubi Aviles

    Rubi Aviles

    Document Processor
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 8/4/2014 – Rubi’s sweet personality and enchanting smile illuminates an already charming coffee bar here at First Texas Honda. She was born in Mexico and arrived in Austin in 2006. When she is not serving coffee and treats to our customers she loves to go out at night to eat Italian food and see her favorite movie “Twilight” or watch her favorite sports team the San Antonio Spurs play basketball. Her favorite place to visit was Galveston, Texas because she enjoys being close to the ocean. The happiest time of her life was her childhood with her family in Mexico.

  • Scott Bailey

    Scott Bailey

    Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Scott Bailey

    Scott Bailey

    Technician
    Top Gun 2017

    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.

  • Meredith Ball

    Meredith Ball

    Executive Assistant

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    Meredith Ball

    Meredith Ball

    Executive Assistant

    Hire Date 2/11/2019 – Meredith was born and raised in Houston, Texas but always knew that she wanted to end up in Austin. When it came time to choose a college there was only one option in Meredith’s eyes…UT! She is now a proud alumnus from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Radio-Television-Film. Her long-term goal is to produce feature-length films or TV shows. In her free time, she loves helping friends with film projects, hiking, traveling, discovering new eateries, and listening to music. She is very excited to meet everyone and be apart of the CAG family!

  • Marcos Barrera

    Marcos Barrera

    Porter

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    Marcos Barrera

    Marcos Barrera

    Porter

    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.

  • Nik Barrows

    Nik Barrows

    Product Specialist

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    Nik Barrows

    Nik Barrows

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 3/1/2017 – Nik was born in India and moved to the U.S. in 2000. He’s a car enthusiast and enjoys building and modifying cars. He moved to Austin in 2015, and his favorite parts about living here are all the great driving roads, the relaxed city environment, and the quiet areas.

  • Daniel Benson

    Daniel Benson

    Finance Manager

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    Daniel Benson

    Daniel Benson

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 4/9/2018 – Daniel is originally from Dallas, and moved from Northern Virginia to Austin in 2004. He enjoys spending time with his family and two boxers, Bodhi and Parker. His hobby is making furniture. For Daniel, Austin is a great place because of the people and the culture, and the endless amounts of things to do in the city.

  • Rebecca Bergh

    Rebecca Bergh

    Service Billing Clerk

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    Rebecca Bergh

    Rebecca Bergh

    Service Billing Clerk

    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!

  • Jason Biniak

    Jason Biniak

    Sales Manager

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    Jason Biniak

    Jason Biniak

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 5/22/2017 – Jason is from Chicago, Illinois, and is excited to be in a new town with new experiences. He has three kids. Riding motorcycles is his hobby. He lives out on the water, and he enjoys spending as much time out there as possible.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Serge Bortnyk

    Serge Bortnyk

    Technician

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    Serge Bortnyk

    Serge Bortnyk

    Technician

    Hire Date 5/2/2018 – Born and raised in the Ukraine, Serge relocated to the States in January 2018, and made it to Austin in February! Serge’s childhood dream has always been to work on cars, and now working at First Texas Honda, he’s so grateful for this opportunity! When he’s not at work, he likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters, and he also likes to get out and do some alpine rock climbing! One day, Serge wants to make a trip around the world on a sailboat! However, he mentioned, not until after he puts both of his daughters through college!

  • Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

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    Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

    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.
  • Brandon Bromley

    Brandon Bromley

    Product Specialist

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    Brandon Bromley

    Brandon Bromley

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Ross Brown

    Ross Brown

    Product Specialist

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    Ross Brown

    Ross Brown

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 4/27/2016 – Ross was born and raised in Austin! He has a history in racing, but nowadays, enjoys spending time on the water. When he’s not working, he’s bass fishing with George, his canine fishing buddy. Unsurprisingly, his favorite part about Austin is Lake Austin.

  • Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    Master Certified Technician Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, 2018

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    Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    Master Certified Technician Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, 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.

  • 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.

  • Kenny Butler

    Kenny Butler

    Technician
    Top Gun 2016

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    Kenny Butler

    Kenny Butler

    Technician
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 12/5/2013 – Kenny’s love for cars has influenced many aspects of his life. His first car purchase experience created the happiest time of his life, his first job was a mechanic, and now his career is repairing and maintaining Honda’s. Kenny does not have any kind of family but does have a dog (no name or breed). He enjoys watching the Seattle Seahawks, influenced by the fact that he was born in Tacoma, Washington, in person or on television while eating Korean food. He is very proud of the fact that he is self sufficient at a very young age.

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    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

    Finance Manager

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    Cres Celestino

    Cres Celestino

    Finance Manager

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

  • 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.

  • Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Receivable
    Top Gun 2011

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    Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Receivable
    Top Gun 2011

    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 mane, 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 First Texas Honda, 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.

  • Zane Clark

    Zane Clark

    Technician

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    Zane Clark

    Zane Clark

    Technician

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

  • Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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    Debbie Clifton

    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

    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 CAG Health and Safety Manager for over four years now. He plays the keyboard and organ for a Christian rock band at his church, The Journey. Mark has been into music since he was a teenager and also plays the bass guitar, guitar, and drums. His musical talents have led him play in several bands throughout the years: from rock and roll to country and now Christian rock! Besides his music, Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, watching movies, and spending time with his family.

  • Carlos Contreras

    Carlos Contreras

    Delivery Specialist/Dealer Trade Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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    Carlos Contreras

    Carlos Contreras

    Delivery Specialist/Dealer Trade Coordinator
    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!

  • Nelson Courtney

    Nelson Courtney

    Tire Specialist

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    Nelson Courtney

    Nelson Courtney

    Tire Specialist

    Hire Date coming soon! – Nelson is from Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to Austin in 2018 and has been enjoying taking his cruiser motorcycle out for rides in the hill country. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball and softball with his friends, while making new friends along the way. On May 25, 2019 Nelson is getting married to Victoria, who also works here for CAG! Together they have two dogs, Spanky a cockapoo, and Taco a goldendoodle.

  • Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, 2017, 2018

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    Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, 2017, 2018

    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.

  • Tyler Crim

    Tyler Crim

    Technician

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    Tyler Crim

    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.

  • AJ Cuevas

    AJ Cuevas

    Service Advisor

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    AJ Cuevas

    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 Department

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    Matthew Curran

    Matthew Curran

    Transportation Department

    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.

  • Kim Dawson

    Kim Dawson

    Barista
    Top Gun 2018

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    Kim Dawson

    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.

  • Leo Dawson

    Leo Dawson

    Product Specialist

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    Leo Dawson

    Leo Dawson

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 3/13/2019 – Leo was born and raised right here in Austin. He’s been a salesman since 2007, and is ecstatic to be with a local, family-owned and operated company. Leo’s a country boy, and he spends as much time as he can out riding his Tenessee Walking horses. He’s also spent more than 20 years coaching youth, ages 5-18, football and basketball teams. When he’s not at work, Leo loves being with his wife, three sons, and four grandchildren. They like to do all that they can together, and that mindset also expands to his extended family, too!

  • Amanda Day

    Amanda Day

    Product Specialist

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    Amanda Day

    Amanda Day

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 9/6/2017 – Amanda moved to Austin from Lake Jackson, TX. She is an animal lover and a vegetarian, and has the patience of a person who comes from a family of 9. She has two dogs named Snow and Rocky. The Austin music scene is her favorite part about living here. Amanda loves helping people find the perfect vehicle and also helping them get it at the right price.

  • Sara Denton

    Sara Denton

    Receptionist

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    Sara Denton

    Sara Denton

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 10/18/2017 – Sara moved to Austin from Seattle. When she’s not at work, she’s hanging out with her newly adopted cat, Sparta. Sparta was a long stay cat at the shelter–she’d been there for 1 year–which played a huge part of why Sara chose her. Sara also has a photography and photo booth business that she’s ready to start back up now that she’s settled into Austin.

  • Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Technician
    Top Gun 2016

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    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    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.

  • Walker Dow

    Walker Dow

    IT Director
    Top Gun 2015

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    Walker Dow

    Walker Dow

    IT Director
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 3/25/2013 – Walker, often referred to as the Golden Child, was born in Austin, but grew up in a town called Boerne, just outside of San Antonio. He moved back to Austin to be close to his cousin and best friend KevKev. This worked out pretty well for him, as it was his cousin that recommended him for the position due to their mutual love of things with engines. Walker was adopted by a needy little kitten that keeps him on his toes. If he could, he’d love to make a trip back to Japan to visit friends. It might be a little easier for him to take a trip to Canada though, as he is legally a United States and Canadian citizen.

  • John Drozdyk

    John Drozdyk

    Tire Specialist

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    John Drozdyk

    John Drozdyk

    Tire Specialist

    Hire Date coming soon! – John lives in Georgetown, and has been in the Austin area for over 9 years. He originally moved here from Tampa Bay, Florida. When he’s not working, he enjoys boating, motorcycling, and playing with his kids and grandkids.

  • Lynne Edwards

    Lynne Edwards

    Internal Auditor

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    Lynne Edwards

    Lynne Edwards

    Internal Auditor

    Hire Date March 26, 2003 – Lynne was born in Newfoundland, Canada. Her father was in the Air Force so they moved often – lived in Massachusetts and Alexandria, Virginia before moving to San Antonio. Graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1972 & completing BBA at SWTSU in 1974 in 2.5 years, she then worked as an IRS Criminal Investigator and an investigator for Travis County District Attorney’s office investigating financial crimes. Lynne graduated #1 in her class from Federal Law Enforcement training and qualified as sharpshooter in firearms training. She was the first female Criminal Investigator in the Austin IRS offices. She started a CPA/Tax practice, until hired by a client – where she worked for 10 years until they sold the dealership, and then came to work for Continental Auto Group in 2003. Lynne comes from a large family. Her mother has 11 brothers & sisters, so she has 35 1st cousins, 2 sisters, and a brother. She is a proud mother of 2 grown children, Rachel & Richard. Lynne says “best time of my life was raising my kids.” Rachel has her MBA and Richard his BBA & completed firefighter certification. Lynne has an RV and loves to travel & go camping. Her first trip after retirement in a few years, she plans to go back to Newfoundland. Her parents are from upstate New York and she loves to visit there & hopes to spend her summers in the north and winters in Texas.

  • Alejandro Escobedo

    Alejandro Escobedo

    Technician

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    Alejandro Escobedo

    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.

  • Liz Files

    Liz Files

    Product Specialist

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    Liz Files

    Liz Files

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 9/20/2016 – Liz grew up Beaumont, TX and received a Marketing degree at Lamar University. She moved to Austin in 2014 seeking adventure and opportunity. She has a wiener dog named Kevin, who she enjoys taking to the dog park, and kayaking.

  • Bill Ford

    Bill Ford

    Sales Performance Manager

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    Bill Ford

    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!”

  • Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Graphic Designer (Right)
    Top Gun 2018

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Graphic Designer (Right)
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 5/26/2016 – Cassandra has lived in California, Oregon, and Texas with a total of 11 years of living in the Austin area. While her first three years of college were spent playing volleyball, she decided to discontinue so that she may focus on her education. Cassandra’s favorite hobbies are drawing Disney characters and trying to be like Suzette. (Photo: Brother and Sister, Corey and Cassandra Freitag)

  • Corey Freitag

    Corey Freitag

    Porter (Left)
    Top Gun 2017

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    Corey Freitag

    Corey Freitag

    Porter (Left)
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 6/4/2016 – “Don’t let your dreams be dreams.” – Shia Labeouf (Photo: Brother and Sister, Corey and Cassandra Freitag)

  • Jaime French

    Jaime French

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2015

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    Jaime French

    Jaime French

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 10/28/2014 – Jaime was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She moved to Austin in September 2013 and experienced the warmest winter of her life. In her free time, Jaime enjoys playing soccer, hiking, watching movies, and doing almost anything active outside.

  • Corey Frye

    Corey Frye

    Product Specialist

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    Corey Frye

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 1/14/2019 – Corey is a true, born and raised Austinite. He got into the automotive industry thanks to his dad (an employee at our Continental Collision Center since 2009), and also partially thanks to a friend of his who got him into auto sales back in January of 2016. When he’s not working, Corey spends his time outdoors hiking with his wife and their two young children. Together they also have 2 dogs, a Belgium Shepherd and a Chihuahua and Dachshund mix, 3 cats, all short haired and sweet, and 2 Tetra fish. Corey’s backpacked 4 or 5 of the highest peaks in the continental US, and the next one on his list is the tallest in the lower 48; Mount Whitney!

  • Nicholas Funk

    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, 2017

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    Nicholas Funk

    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015, 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

    Product Specialist

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    Aaron Garcia

    Aaron Garcia

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Marisa Garcia

    Marisa Garcia

    Barista

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    Marisa Garcia

    Marisa Garcia

    Barista

    Hire Date 1/2/2019 – Marisa was born and raised in Gonzales, TX, which is where Texas fought for its independence! She moved to Austin in the fall of 2015 to study film and screenwriting at ACC. Since she’s been in Austin, she’s become very fond of checking out record stores and hiking at locations like Mt. Bonnell and McKinney Falls. In her free time, she likes reading, writing, and being lazy! Someday, Marisa would like to reach her two biggest goals, travel the world, and write her own screenplay.

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    Gary Gasca

    Retail Back Counter
    Top Gun 2017

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    Gary Gasca

    Retail Back Counter
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 8/7/2006 – Gary has one daughter and enjoys spending time with his family. Bacon-wrapped shrimp is his favorite food, and he loves outdoor activities like camping, bike riding, and saltwater fishing. Gary actually just returned from a vacation in Rockport, where he caught a bunch of redfish. Gary also spends a lot of time cleaning his truck. The truck has a killer stereo system in it, but Gary will probably be deaf by the time he is 45.

  • Seth Gershowitz

    Seth Gershowitz

    Valet

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    Seth Gershowitz

    Seth Gershowitz

    Valet

    Hire Date 9/14/2017 – Seth was born and raised in Austin. His favorite place to be is Lake Austin–it’s a good place to be when the weather is nice. Seth has several hobbies outside of work. He enjoys aggressive rollerblading, surfing, DJing, and breakdancing.

  • Ashley Gilley

    Ashley Gilley

    Call Center Coordinator

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    Ashley Gilley

    Ashley Gilley

    Call Center Coordinator

    Hire Date 8/7/2017 – Ashley moved to Austin in 2017 from a small town in Texas called Jasper. She’s looking forward to meeting new people and having new experiences. She is a dog lover and she enjoys attending festivals. Her current hobby is learning to play the cello.

  • Kumary Giron

    Kumary Giron

    Call Center Operator

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    Kumary Giron

    Kumary Giron

    Call Center Operator

    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.

  • Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    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.

  • Angelica Gomez

    Angelica Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016

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    Angelica Gomez

    Angelica Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016

    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.

  • Juanita Gomez

    Juanita Gomez

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

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    Juanita Gomez

    Juanita Gomez

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 7/11/2016 – Juanita moved to Austin from Colorado. She lives with her fiancé and two cats who both came from Austin Pets Alive! In fact, one of her favorite things about working for Continental Automotive Group is how involved we are with APA! and with the Austin community. On the weekends, you’ll find her enjoying an early morning cycling on the road.

  • Rosalinda Gomez

    Rosalinda Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2018

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    Rosalinda Gomez

    Rosalinda Gomez

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2018

    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.

  • Cody Gonzalez

    Cody Gonzalez

    IT Support

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    Cody Gonzalez

    Cody Gonzalez

    IT 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.

  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    HR Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    HR 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!

  • 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.

  • Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2012, 2017

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    Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2012, 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

    Technician

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    Corbin Green

    Technician

    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. He likes to go off-roading and when asked if he could travel anywhere in the world where would it be, he responded, “Anywhere with a beach.” On weekends you might find him at his favorite Mexican food restaurant called El Patio

  • Kacnyca Guist

    Kacnyca Guist

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2017

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    Kacnyca Guist

    Kacnyca Guist

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Kacnyca has been in Austin since May 2016, and has been enjoying checking out the food scene here. At home, she likes to cook all kinds of dishes and enjoys playing PS4 games with her husband Paul – her favorite is Destiny. She has a strong love for 80’s songs, though she likes all kinds of music. Kacnyca has been into cars for a while and is comfortable in a dealership setting, so she finds herself very happy to be at First Texas Honda!

  • Paul Guist

    Paul Guist

    Photographer

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    Paul Guist

    Paul Guist

    Photographer

    Hire Date 9/5/2016 – Paul was born in Bucharest, Romania and lived there ’til he was 5. He also lived in Utah and Houston before he and his wife finally moved to Austin. In his spare time, he loves to play video games with his wife, watch movies (his favorite is Pulp Fiction) and TV shows, and jamming out to music wherever he can get away with it. If he could meet anyone, it would be the late and great Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna. The best time of his life was during his honeymoon, when he and his wife spent three weeks driving up and down the California coastline in a soft top jeep. He says it was pure bliss. He graduated high school at 16 and achieved his childhood dream of getting his Bachelors in Economics two years later. He’s been a high school tudor in the past, and he’s been an automotive photographer for three years. Luckily we happened to be hiring for an automotive photographer, so he quickly found his place here with us!

  • Ryan Guzman

    Ryan Guzman

    Technician

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    Ryan Guzman

    Ryan Guzman

    Technician

    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.

  • Cindy Hach

    Cindy Hach

    BDC Manager

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    Cindy Hach

    Cindy Hach

    BDC Manager

    Hire Date 3/1/2013 – Cindy grew up in Corpus Christi, studied at Del Mar College, joined the US Navy, then ventured into the skies to be a flight attendant. She currently lives in Georgetown, TX with her husband Jeff, their awesome daughter Alexis and three high energy Weimaraners! To unwind, Cindy enjoys running, swimming, hosting any kind of a party, and wishes to play tennis more than time currently permits.

  • Ty Hammonds

    Ty Hammonds

    Service Advisor

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    Ty Hammonds

    Ty Hammonds

    Service Advisor

    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 girlfriend, 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

    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.

  • John Hanson

    John Hanson

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

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    John Hanson

    John Hanson

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 8/31/2017 – John moved to Austin for school, and liked it so much that he made it his permanent home. His favorite parts about the city are the friendly people who are open to everyone, and also how everything here is unique. Outside of work, he enjoys soccer (his favorite team is Chelsea) and guitar. He was a youth pastor for 7 years, and he has a yellow lab named Remington.

  • Genny Hardeman

    Genny Hardeman

    Twin Sister - Executive Vice President

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    Genny Hardeman

    Twin Sister - Executive Vice President

    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, sweet baby James, 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 thing in life is James, who comes to the dealership with her almost everyday and loves 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

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    Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister - Visionary

    Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Left. When she is not making gray skies blue, Joy enjoys enjoying herself. She is a talented dog-whisperer, an avid cyclist, and a sought-after companion. She is chatty too and enjoys a good crossword puzzle or a late evening walk on the Lions Municipal Golf Course with her two puppies, Ellie and Charlie. As one half of the team that joined the Continental Automotive Group on February 17, 1984, Joy has 25 years of automotive industry know-how. She is currently in Washington DC driving a CR-V.

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

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    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Hire Date 7/8/2016 – Lily Geneva Hardeman is 18 months old and is named after her great grandmother Geneva Hardeman.  She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James and Margot, and her dog Nash.  She likes to swim, play with her toys, go for walks in the neighborhood, play along when “dada” (Will) plays the guitar or piano, and drink milk.  Lily offices alongside Will at First Texas Honda and enjoys cruising around the dealership, saying hello to everyone, and getting snacks at the coffee bar.
  • 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.

  • 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

    Product Specialist

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    Mikey Hausen

    Product Specialist

    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).

  • Yishmael Henderson

    Yishmael Henderson

    Valet

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    Yishmael Henderson

    Yishmael Henderson

    Valet

    Hire Date 1/25/2019 – Yish was born in Dallas and because his dad was in the military, he was raised all over. Though, he says that Austin feels the most like home. Yish lived in Japan for two years and is in love with the serene and quiet nature of their culture. He is currently studying international business at ACC. In his free time, Yish enjoys reading about stocks and finance, and playing video games like Smash Bros and Let’s Go Eevee on his Nintendo Switch. Yish decided to join the team at First Texas Honda thanks to his good friend and FTH Technician, Tyler Crim.

  • Ivan Heredia

    Ivan Heredia

    Service Advisor

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    Ivan Heredia

    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.

  • 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

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    Sergio Hernandez

    Diagnostic Master Technician
    Top Gun 2012

    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…

  • Alex Herrera

    Alex Herrera

    Product Specialist

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    Alex Herrera

    Alex Herrera

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 12/20/2016 – Born and raised in Helotes, Texas, Alex moved to Austin for all the great opportunities that this city has to offer. In his free time, he can be found doing a range of things, from reading (business focused books are his favorite) to taking selfies with his beloved dog, Benji. Alex also likes spending time with his family, and he genuinely enjoys getting to help people.

  • Anthony Herrera

    Anthony Herrera

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2017

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    Anthony Herrera

    Anthony Herrera

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2017

    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?)

  • Kegan Hickson

    Kegan Hickson

    Level 3 - Systems Administrator
    Top Gun 2016

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    Kegan Hickson

    Kegan Hickson

    Level 3 - Systems Administrator
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/27/2015 – The name Kegan is of Celtic origin, meaning small and fiery. Props to Mom on that one; she nailed it. Kegan spent his childhood destroying other children in Taekwondo, rebelling against his parents in an angsty teenage skater phase, and somehow simultaneously as an avid member of the stereotypical ‘nerd’ groups, such as Robotic Design, NHS, and Band Leadership. Originally from small town, Texas, he ventured to Austin in 2014 and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. Over the years, he has taught himself the trumpet and guitar. “There is something to be heard in the spaces between spaces…” he said when asked about his love for music. “It’s the reason that music can seem reminiscent in nature to someone, even if they’ve never heard it before.”

  • Craig Hotmann

    Craig Hotmann

    Service Cashier

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    Craig Hotmann

    Service Cashier

    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, 2012, 2013

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    Julie Jackson

    Julie Jackson

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, 2012, 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

    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.

  • Zachary Janowski

    Zachary Janowski

    Warehouse Keeper

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    Zachary Janowski

    Warehouse Keeper

    Hire Date 6/26/2014 – Zackary moved to Round Rock, Texas, in March of 1998 after being born in Overland Park, Kansas. Although he loves living in beautiful Austin, his favorite place to visit is San Antonio, Texas. If he could travel anyplace in the world it would be Japan, which explains the reason he loves watching anime Japanese cartoons while eating a hamburger, his favorite food. Zackary’s happiest time of his life was when he graduated. He also enjoys following the Texas Longhorn football team. His mother, Tonya, has been a valued employee of First Texas Honda since 1999 working in the warranty department.

  • Oscar Jaramillo

    Oscar Jaramillo

    Photographer
    Top Gun 2015

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    Oscar Jaramillo

    Photographer
    Top Gun 2015

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

  • Chase Johnson

    Chase Johnson

    Valet

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    Chase Johnson

    Chase Johnson

    Valet

    Hire Date 2/4/2019 – Chase was born and raised in Austin. He has two English Mastiffs named Sheena and Iceman, and a lab named Sam. In his free time, Chase enjoys sports and video games.

  • Myron Jones

    Myron Jones

    Valet

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    Myron Jones

    Myron Jones

    Valet

    Hire Date 6/26/2018 – Myron was born and raised in Austin. He enjoys playing sports, particularly football and basketball. His favorite teams are the Lakers and the Giants. He has a Doberman named Thor.

  • 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!
  • Aaron Keller

    Aaron Keller

    Barista

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    Aaron Keller

    Aaron Keller

    Barista

    Hire Date 6/18/2018 – Aaron is a born and raised Austinite. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games, spending time with his dog Sophie, and aviation. In fact, #1 on his bucket list is to get a pilot license. Currently, Aaron is at ACC studying the basics, with plans to go to A&M for Architecture.

  • Andrew Kenty

    Andrew Kenty

    Service Support

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    Andrew Kenty

    Andrew Kenty

    Service Support

    Hire Date 9/14/2017 – Andrew was born and raised in Austin. He’s currently attending University of Calgary with a focus in Communications. Photography is his main hobby. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing video games (Rocket League is his current favorite). He has one cat named Eclair.

  • Rebecca Kish

    Rebecca Kish

    Digital Marketing Strategist
    Top Gun 2016

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    Rebecca Kish

    Digital Marketing Strategist
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/25/2016 – Rebecca was born in Houston, TX and raised in Bloomington, IN. Go Hoosiers! She graduated from the University of Evansville with her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management in 2014. She made it back to Texas that year and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. As a result of growing up playing basketball, volleyball, and softball, Rebecca is naturally competitive and driven in the workplace. She adds an additional enthusiasm to the Macho Marketing team and is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about social media practices. Rebecca is also the provider of endless belly rubs to her brother-and-sister family adopted dogs, Kenny and Chesney.

  • Jack Kresky

    Jack Kresky

    Service Advisor

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    Jack Kresky

    Jack Kresky

    Service Advisor

    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

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    Bobby Kruger

    Bobby Kruger

    Master Certified Technician

    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.

  • Tobin Lavalley

    Tobin Lavalley

    BDC Coordinator

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    Tobin Lavalley

    Tobin Lavalley

    BDC Coordinator

    Hire Date 1/28/2019 – Tobin is a proud Houstonian, hailing from Space City itself. In May 2018, he graduated from Texas State with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Along those lines, his biggest dream is to make documentaries, potentially about criminal justice reform, as he’s a pretty “newsy guy.” In his free time, Tobin enjoys playing Texas Hold’em via leagues, cash games, and tournaments. He also has an adorable pet sugar glider named Sarge, that he’ll hopefully bring to work some time, as many co-workers are fond of its cuteness! When he’s older, Tobin plans to get a one-way ticket to Hawaii where he imagines that he’ll be 70 and learn to surf.

  • Justin Lavedan

    Justin Lavedan

    Technician

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    Justin Lavedan

    Justin Lavedan

    Technician

    Hire Date 2/5/2018 – Justin is originally from Columbus, Texas, and moved to Austin shortly after Hurricane Harvey. He’s a musician–mainly he’s a drummer, but he also plays a little bit of guitar–who enjoys playing southern rock. He enjoys spending his free time hanging out with friends.

  • Erik Legg

    Erik Legg

    Valet

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    Erik Legg

    Erik Legg

    Valet

    Hire Date 5/17/2019 – Erik was born and raised in Austin. He has a dog named Sochi. Currently, he’s attending Auburn University, pursuing a degree in Applied Math and a minor in Finance. He is a car enthusiast, which is what led him to start working here.

  • Karl Lewis

    Karl Lewis

    Product Specialist

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    Karl Lewis

    Karl Lewis

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Vince Lilly

    Vince Lilly

    Product Specialist

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    Vince Lilly

    Vince Lilly

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 8/17/2018 – Vince moved to Austin from Houston about 15 years ago. He has five daughters and one son. He enjoys bowling, BBQ, and going to Top Golf. He lives in Buda, but says that the family atmosphere and the team’s respect for one another at First Texas Honda are well worth the long commute. He’s been in the car business for 35 years and says First Texas Honda has the best quality of staff and product that he’s seen in the industry, so that’s saying a lot!

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    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 conscience person and feels extremely responsible for any of his actions.

  • David Lynch

    David Lynch

    Service Support
    Top Gun 2014, 2017

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    David Lynch

    David Lynch

    Service Support
    Top Gun 2014, 2017

    Hire Date 9/12/2013 – David split his time growing up in both Germany and New Hampshire. He even has a dual citizenship. He moved to Austin in 2008 to be closer to family members who lived here. In his free time, he enjoys reading military history and crime novels. He’s traveled to many different places in the world, and his favorite was Rome; there was so much to see and history to learn. After all that traveling, though, he always looked forward to going home to Austin.

  • Les Machado

    Les Machado

    Valet

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    Les Machado

    Les Machado

    Valet

    Hire Date 11/13/2018 – When you first meet Les, you’ll quickly notice that he has a small tattoo of an airplane on his cheekbone. Everyone wants the scoop, so here it is! Les went through some rough times and found that he was in dire need of strength and guidance. The airplane tattoo seemed to have the perfect symbolism for those two things to be a daily reminder and help him through that rough patch. Now, you’ll often see him with a smile on his face, too! Les was born and raised in Puerto Rico and went on a vacation in Orlando once, and loved it so much that he decided to stay! After some time in Orlando, Les decided to moved to Austin in November 2017 for a change in scenery. In Austin, he loves the weather, and going hiking, as well as watching movies, and drinking wine. While he is the only one in Austin, he still has family in Puerto Rico, including three siblings. Even though he’s far away from them, he still feels close, as he still has his cool accent! Les’ first language is Spanish, with English second. When he’s not working, he likes to play adventure and fighting games on his PS4, and Mario games on his Nintendo Switch. FUN FACT: Christmas is his favorite holiday!

  • Andre Madison

    Andre Madison

    Receptionist

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    Andre Madison

    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

    IT Support
    Top Gun 2018

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    Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    IT Support
    Top Gun 2018

    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!

  • Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Accounting Clerk

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    Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Accounting 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.

  • Willie Maldonado

    Willie Maldonado

    Product Specialist

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    Willie Maldonado

    Willie Maldonado

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 11/28/2018 – Willie was born in Del Rio, Texas and then raised in Austin since he moved here in 1985. He graduated from Austin High School in 1996 and now has a wonderful family made of his wife and 4 children. Together they enjoy playing video games and baking! His wife works for AISD and is also a baker, so they are all big fans of her and anything she makes! Willie has been in the automotive business since February 2000, and has spent time working in many different roles such as Sales, Finance Manager, and both New and Pre-Owned Manager roles. When he’s not working, Willie enjoys BBQing, fishing, and hunting. One day, he’d love to travel to Europe to feel close to the history of the areas and experience the different culture.

  • 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.

  • Jesus Martinez

    Jesus Martinez

    Technician Apprentice

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    Jesus Martinez

    Jesus Martinez

    Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 10/2/2018 – Jesus was born in Mexico and has been in Austin for over 30 years. He has three kids and he enjoys working at FTH.

  • Steven Martinez

    Steven Martinez

    Finance Manager

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    Steven Martinez

    Steven Martinez

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 4/1/2019 – Steven was born and raised in Houston and moved to Austin for a change in scenery in March 2019. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2005, and he’s advanced through the car sales world from starting as a salesman and making his way up to assistant sales manager, sales manager, finance director, and finally on to finance manager. He says the best part of being in finance is that he gets to meet new people every hour! When he’s not working, Steven and his wife love to travel together and could be considered as island hoppers! They enjoy pulling up Google Maps and looking over the Caribbean in search for their next island to visit. Steven grew up playing the drums with his friends and he enjoys a vast range of music. Whenever he gets a chance, Steven and his wife love to attend concerts and festivals and are looking forward to the Austin music scene. Steven also used to be into boxing, and now he’s training to become a black belt in jiujitsu!

  • Rogelio Marquez

    Rogelio Marquez

    Porter
    Top Gun 2018

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    Rogelio Marquez

    Porter
    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

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    Fred Mathis

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 1/15/2018 – Fred was 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.

  • Alton McGriff

    Alton McGriff

    Product Specialist

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    Alton McGriff

    Alton McGriff

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 2/4/2019 – Alton was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, and moved to Austin in 2010. Alton’s been in the automotive industry since 2003, where he’s spent 3 years in Sales, and 13 years as a Sales Floor Manager–where he helped the previous stores that he worked at break countless sales records! He’s also extremely organized and loves to make sure he goes through all steps to any task, the correct way and to the best of his ability. When he’s not working, Alton enjoys saltwater angler fishing, at both inland and deep sea locations. He also enjoys spending some time watching boxing and full contact cage fighting, generally on TV, but also live–especially when in Las Vegas! Alton is also lucky to have such a great family, and they are a huge reason as to why he works so hard. He has 12 children, 8 sons and 4 daughters, and 18 grandkids. He’ll easily tell you that the holidays are always a lot of fun! When it comes to Alton’s talent, he is quite the people person. He loves meeting new people, talking with them, learning from them, and constantly strives to make sure each and every one of his customers is completely satisfied with the entire sales process.

  • Dean McMillin

    Dean McMillin

    Technician
    Top Gun 2015

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    Dean McMillin

    Technician
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 5/31/2012 – Dean was born and raised here in Austin. Most of his free time is spent hanging out with his son. Dean’s first job was at Block Buster. He got that job by walking up to the manager and telling him that he should get hired because he knows more about movies than anyone else on the staff team.

  • Jake Meyer

    Jake Meyer

    Technician

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    Jake Meyer

    Jake Meyer

    Technician

    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) & Service Support (Bobby)
    Bobby, Top Gun 2015

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    The Mills Brothers

    Parts Specialist (Sammy) & Service Support (Bobby)
    Bobby, Top Gun 2015

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

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

  • Cesar Miranda

    Cesar Miranda

    Shop Foreman
    Top Gun 2016

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    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.

  • Edgar Moreno-Diaz

    Edgar Moreno-Diaz

    Technician

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    Edgar Moreno-Diaz

    Technician

    Hire Date 8/31/2016 – Edgar enjoys keeping up with the latest motor trade news, and has an interest in all vehicles. He also likes horror movies and hanging out with friends.

  • David Munoz

    David Munoz

    Detailer

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    David Munoz

    Detailer

    Hire Date 3/16/2016 – David is from Mexico City, and has lived in Austin for over 12 years. He has a lhasa apso named Elvis. David enjoys working on cars, and traveling. His favorite place to be is Cancun.

  • Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil

    Barista

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    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.

  • Makenna Nesby

    Makenna Nesby

    Sales and Accessories Assistant

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    Makenna Nesby

    Sales and Accessories Assistant

    Hire Date 11/13/2017 – Makenna was born in Austin and raised in Washington State. In her spare time, she enjoys going out country dancing and taking her dog Cooper to the dog park. She also enjoys watching soccer and basketball games.

  • Carina Oliva

    Carina Oliva

    Technician

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    Carina Oliva

    Carina Oliva

    Technician

    Hire Date 5/8/2018 – Carina was born and raised in Austin. She enjoys playing soccer, working on cars, and spending time with family. She has three chihuahuas and one schnauzer, and their names are Charlie, Sophie, Leo, and Angel.

  • Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Specialist
    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!

  • Daniel Overton

    Daniel Overton

    Parts Manager

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    Daniel Overton

    Daniel Overton

    Parts Manager

    Hire Date 3/30/1995 – Dano, as he is known to the CAG family, grew up in the west Texas border town of El Paso. He graduated from Coronado High School (go T-Bird’s!) and then moved to Austin in search of a less arid climate and the elusive version of Mexican food he’d heard stories about called “Tex-Mex”. He wandered into the original First Texas Honda (on Koenig Lane) a few months later and was hired as a parts delivery driver. Working his way up to parts sales, he then made the move with the parts team to open up Continental Automotive Groups Wholesale Parts Direct in 2001, Wholesale Parts Direct North in 2009, and Wholesale Parts Direct North v2.0 in 2014. The prodigal son has now returned to the parts department of the new First Texas Honda. Dano believes that every dilemma can be improved with a Freebird’s burrito and some 90’s Thrash-Metal music. He commutes into Austin every day from the thriving metropolis of Buda, where he lives with his wonderful wife Michelle.

  • Erik Ouellette

    Erik Ouellette

    Technician

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    Erik Ouellette

    Technician

    Hire Date 9/28/2017 – Erik is originally from Wiesbaden, Germany. He enjoys rock climbing, camping, and trekking–anything to do with being outside in nature.

  • Thomas & Emilio Pardo

    Thomas & Emilio Pardo

    Thomas (Father) Shop Porter & Emilio (Son) Master Certified Technician
    Both Top Guns 2013

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    Thomas & Emilio Pardo

    Thomas (Father) Shop Porter & Emilio (Son) Master Certified Technician
    Both Top Guns 2013

    Hire Date 3/8/2001 (Thomas) – Hire Date 8/4/1994 (Emilio) – Thomas has been in the car business all his life. His favorite past times are fishing, NASCAR, and spending time with his wife at home and eating her home cooked meals…yum! His son Emilio has worked at First Texas Honda since 1994. Emilio has a couple of hobbies such as riding motorcycles and cars in general. He says that he doesn’t necessarily like working on cars on his own time because he gets enough of that at work but looking at and learning about cars is one of his favorite past times. If he could travel anywhere in the world he said he would go to Egypt to see the pyramids and learn about the history of the country.

  • Lance Payne

    Lance Payne

    Product Specialist

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    Lance Payne

    Product Specialist

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  • Jessica Pena

    Jessica Pena

    Internal Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2015

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    Jessica Pena

    Internal Service Advisor
    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

    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.

  • Billy Perkins

    Billy Perkins

    Diagnostic Master Technician

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    Billy Perkins

    Diagnostic Master Technician

    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.

  • Kevin Polk

    Kevin Polk

    Service Advisor

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    Kevin Polk

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 5/6/2019 – Kevin is a true, born and raised Austinite. He and his wife have been married since 1998 and together they have a teenage son. Kevin is ex-Navy, and he’s enjoyed watching his son grow through the boy scout program over the years. He’s really looking forward to the day his son makes the Eagle Scout rank–which is just two ranks away! When he has free time, Kevin and his family like to spend as much time as possible out on their ranch in Mason, Texas. One of their favorite pastimes there is hunting for Indian artifacts!

  • Karl Poss

    Karl Poss

    Senior Video Producer
    Top Gun 2017

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    Karl Poss

    Karl Poss

    Senior Video Producer
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 6/6/2017 – Karl grew up just outside of Cape Cod, MA. He played hockey growing up, which eventually allowed him to play on travel teams in Upstate New York and Minnesota. After this, he attended the University of Massachusetts Boston where he studied English and Media Communications. While attending school he became interested in video production, and began directing his university’s athletics broadcast. As his passion for video production grew, so did his love for travel. He graduated in spring of 2016 and backpacked around Europe before returning with a plan to move to Austin to become a videographer. He and his girlfriend Catherine traveled south, where they eventually adopted their pit bull named Lola. His love for hockey still sticks with him as he coaches children in Austin on his days off.

  • Gregory Powell

    Gregory Powell

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

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    Gregory Powell

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

    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.

  • Greg Pruett

    Greg Pruett

    Parts Runner

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    Greg Pruett

    Parts Runner

    Hire Date 9/9/2017 – Greg has lived in and around Austin for about 30 years. He enjoys golfing, fishing, cooking, and more golfing. He and his wife are happily expecting their first grandchild very soon!

  • Clayton Pryor

    Clayton Pryor

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Clayton Pryor

    Level 1 Tech Support

    Hire Date 10/12/2015 – Clayton got his first job when he was 16, working in his grandfather’s sawmill. Not exactly the most common start for someone who wood later move into IT, but we at CAG are thrilled to our roots that he decided to branch out and leaf that life behind him. After logging countless hours on his personal machine, Clayton moved into the IT field. He started with just a few relatives, but quickly became the go-to computer guy for his entire family tree. Even his old-fashioned grandfather saw the need for someone with his command of the information logging road we call “The Internet,” and gave him the oakay to follow his passion! Clayton is a model IT technician. When we put him on a project, he never stops forest until he’s finished and is rarely completely stumped.

  • Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

    Graphic Designer and Photographer Extraordinaire
    Top Gun 2014, 2016

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    Shelby Rae

    Graphic Designer and Photographer Extraordinaire
    Top Gun 2014, 2016

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby likes cars, cameras, and chameleons.

  • Sylvia  Rangel

    Sylvia Rangel

    Accounts Payable/Receivable
    Top Gun 2012

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    Sylvia Rangel

    Accounts Payable/Receivable
    Top Gun 2012

    Hire Date 6/8/1998 – Sylvia is a loving mother of three and wife of Ulises Flores. Sylvia has been with the Continental Automotive Group since 2000 and has many years of experience in accounts payable and receivable. I tell her the company could save money if she didn’t pay the bills, but no one listens to me…. She is a big fan of the soccer ball, likes the color black, large SUV’s, and watching cartoons with her kids. What a delight.

  • Jeff Ray

    Jeff Ray

    Lead Graphic Designer

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    Jeff Ray

    Lead Graphic Designer

    Hire Date 8/13/2015 – Jeff was born and raised in Southern California. In 2015, he decided it was time for a change of scenery and a career doing what he loves in marketing and design. In his free time, he loves going to the movies, going to comedy clubs, discovering new music, and taking his greyhound, Kiowa, to cool dog parks around Austin. He is proud to part of the CAG family.

  • Lorenzo Ray

    Lorenzo Ray

    Porter

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    Lorenzo Ray

    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.

  • Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator

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    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator

    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!

  • Marty Rex

    Marty Rex

    Service Advisor

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    Marty Rex

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 12/27/2017 – Marty moved to Austin from Atlanta. His hobbies are disc golf, playing guitar, and video games. Currently, he enjoys playing Overwatch.

  • Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Specialist

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    Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Specialist

    Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline was born and raised in Austin. In her free time, she likes to read, swim, watch movies, and spend time with her two dogs, Louis the Shih Tzu and Poodle mix, and Kate the Shih Tzu mutt! She’s proud to be part of the graduating class of 2019 from A&M, gaining her degree in Human Resources Development. One day, she would love to get out and visit Greece, because it’s a beautiful place, with beautiful food!

  • 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.

  • Jared Robinson

    Jared Robinson

    Product Specialist

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    Jared Robinson

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 2/1/2018 – Jared moved to Austin from San Diego with his wife Whitney and two kids, Sam and Holly June. They have a boxer named Roxanne. In his spare time, Jared enjoys golfing and playing basketball. He’s been all over the world, including London, Paris, Costa Rica (his favorite because of the “pura vida” lifestyle), and Norway and Germany, where he once played basketball while in high school. He’s still new to Austin, so he’s still discovering all that the city has to offer, but so far he enjoys the lifestyle here, and also how nice the people are.

  • Jose Rodriguez

    Jose Rodriguez

    Technician

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    Jose Rodriguez

    Jose Rodriguez

    Technician

    Hire Date 3/6/2019 – Jose was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, and spent 6 years in the military. He’s been in Cedar Park since 2014, and says that he has no plans to leave Texas! Jose’s always been a car enthusiast and he also enjoys riding both sport and knucklehead motorcycles. When he’s not working, Jose loves getting out on the lake, going to the Domain, enjoying the nightlife of Austin, and spending time with his family.

  • Julian Rodriguez

    Julian Rodriguez

    Product Specialist

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    Julian Rodriguez

    Julian Rodriguez

    Product Specialist

    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.”

  • Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    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”

  • Cody Sample

    Cody Sample

    Technician Apprentice

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    Cody Sample

    Cody Sample

    Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 4/8/2019 – Cody was born and raised in Austin. The only time he spent away from Austin was during the four and a half years he spent working as an aviation mechanic in the Marines. In his free time, he likes playing strategic board games and working on his girlfriend’s ’93 Honda Accord. Nowadays, Cody is looking forward to settling down, starting a family, and truly getting his career going.

  • Maria Salazar

    Maria Salazar

    BDC Coordinator

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    Maria Salazar

    Maria Salazar

    BDC Coordinator

    Hire Date 2/22/2019 – Maria is originally from Austin, but spent some years in Louisiana before heading back here to The Lone Star State. Maria has a little Shih Tzu named Beethoven who’s got a BIG personality! Outside of work, Maria is a very active person who enjoys keeping her body moving throughout all kinds of outdoor activities. On top of outdoor activities, you can find her weight training six days out of the week! She also spends her free time volunteering at the Texas Children’s Hospital for the Ronald McDonald Foundation and has been helping there for over seven years now. Maria is all about lending a helping hand and being part of support systems as often as she can.

  • Emily Savage

    Emily Savage

    Transportation

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    Emily Savage

    Emily Savage

    Transportation

    Hire Date8/6/2018 – Emily has been in Austin for over 14 years now and really enjoys the accessibility to both outdoor activities and big city living that Austin provides. She has a degree in Psychology from UHCL. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog Lucy.

  • Keith Schill

    Keith Schill

    Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2015

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    Keith Schill

    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 step daughters 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.

  • Cristian Segura

    Cristian Segura

    Transportation Department

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    Cristian Segura

    Cristian Segura

    Transportation Department

    Hire Date 9/8/2017 – Cristian is a hard worker who often keeps himself busy. He’s an artist and creates 3D origami–you can see an example of his origami style in his photo here. He’s also an animal lover and has two dogs of his own named Athena and Muñeca.

  • Trevor Self

    Trevor Self

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, 2017

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    Trevor Self

    Trevor Self

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, 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.

  • Howard Shaw

    Howard Shaw

    Product Specialist

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    Howard Shaw

    Howard Shaw

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 7/27/2018 – This is Howard. Howard was born and raised in Austin, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and playing golf. He also likes to watch his youngest son play baseball. You can find Howard enjoying rides on his motorcycle, especially with friends and family. Howard feels he is very blessed and wouldn’t change a thing in his life.

  • Sean Shields

    Sean Shields

    Product Specialist

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    Sean Shields

    Sean Shields

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 6/20/2018 – Sean is originally from Seattle, and moved to Austin to be closer to family that lives in the area. He has a dachshund named Buddy. Sean’s hobbies are jiu jitsu, disc golf, and guitar.

  • Rachel Shook

    Rachel Shook

    Guild Master
    Top Gun 2015

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    Rachel Shook

    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 – “we all get 24 hours everyday, it’s what separates us from the animals…”

  • Adam Shotwell

    Adam Shotwell

    Billing Clerk

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    Adam Shotwell

    Adam Shotwell

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 5/8/2017 – Adam originally moved to Austin from Dallas in 2009 to attend college. He has 2 dogs, Tator and Kyra. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and BBQ.

  • Kevin Siebert

    Kevin Siebert

    Product Specialist

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    Kevin Siebert

    Kevin Siebert

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Mellanie Silva

    Mellanie Silva

    Parts Counter

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    Mellanie Silva

    Mellanie Silva

    Parts Counter

    Hire Date 7/30/2018 – Mellanie is from Taylor, TX. She has two Great Danes named Storm and Shadow. Her current and most time-consuming hobby is remodeling her home–she’s DIYing it!

  • Manny Simental

    Manny Simental

    Valet

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    Manny Simental

    Manny Simental

    Valet

    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

    Product Specialist

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    Jesse Sims

    Jesse Sims

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Rick Smith

    Rick Smith

    Finance Manager

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    Rick Smith

    Rick Smith

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 2/15/2019 – Rick grew up in Conway, South Carolina, a mere 8 miles from the beach. He met and married his loving wife, a born and raised Austinite, and was more than happy to come to Texas with her. In his free time here, he loves getting out to Walnut Creek or Reveille Peak Ranch to mountain bike on the great trails there, go visit Austin dog parks, and get out to the lakes for canoeing and paddle boarding. Having grown up in a beach town, Rick also enjoys surfing and can’t wait for the future waves he’ll get to catch at the NLand Surf Park, just outside of Austin. Rick’s a family man, and so far, has the two best girls he could ask for: his wonderful wife and their sweet Greyhound Lab mix, Liberty, who they adopted together on the 4th of July. He’s been playing all kinds of instruments for around 30 years and has spent about 15 years playing in Rock and Roll bands. FUN FACT: Rick has a classic, vintage ’67 van–the kind you have to go around on the highways. He says he’s happy to go slow, and “if you need really get somewhere on time, just leave earlier.”

  • Wade Smith

    Wade Smith

    Technician

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    Wade Smith

    Wade Smith

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/12/2016 – Wade is a family man who’s been in Austin for 4 years now. He believes in honesty, and in taking care of customers. In his spare time, he likes working on cars.

  • David  Soule

    David Soule

    Parts Back Counter

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    David  Soule

    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

    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

    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

    Product Specialist

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    Holden Stedman

    Holden Stedman

    Product Specialist

    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

    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 sport bikes 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!

  • Wayne Stribling

    Wayne Stribling

    Product Specialist

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    Wayne Stribling

    Wayne Stribling

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 4/1/2019 – Wayne moved around a bit before landing in Austin in 2000. He’s always been an entrepreneur and has run his own businesses, and he’d also worked in the high tech business, too! Wayne’s also always been a car enthusiast and enjoys events out at the Circuit of the Americas. He’s also into staying active and does wakeboarding and wake surfing and enjoys playing football and basketball with his two kids (one boy, one girl). His kids are both in athletics, each doing swim, and his son also plays football and lacrosse. Someday, Wayne would like to visit Machu Picchu and the Great Pyramids of Giza for their historical value.

  • John Strubel

    John Strubel

    Lot Porter
    Top Gun 2018

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    John Strubel

    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

    Master Certified Technician Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2018

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    Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Master Certified Technician Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2018

    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.

  • Miriam Sutton

    Miriam Sutton

    Parts
    Top Gun 2015

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    Miriam Sutton

    Miriam Sutton

    Parts
    Top Gun 2015

    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

    Tech Support

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    Jeffrey Tang

    Jeffrey Tang

    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.

  • Dave Thomas

    Dave Thomas

    Finance Manager

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    Dave Thomas

    Dave Thomas

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 2/1/2019 – Dave was born and raised in Paris, Texas, where they have an Eiffel Tower with a cowboy hat on top! He moved to Austin in April 2017 to go to school for finance. Dave has been a part of the automotive world since 2013 and has been in the finance department since 2014. When he’s not at work, he likes to go kayaking at Town Lake, play in his very competitive flag football games (he’s the QB!), and take his three daughters shopping! Dave is an ambitious man, and hopes to someday open a Chick-fil-a and noted: “Have you ever seen one that’s not busy?” He’s also got plans to travel and will hopefully get to Bora Bora for summer 2019, and a little further down the road of life, he plans to visit Japan for the culture, history, and food.

  • Adriana Torres

    Adriana Torres

    Accounting
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2016

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    Adriana Torres

    Adriana Torres

    Accounting
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 10/7/2010 – Now what you need to know about Adriana Torres is that she used to be a hot blooded professional with exceptionally high standards in the realm of professional video gaming. Originally she was thinking about going pro in her budding Soccer career straight out of high school, but later found her calling playing video games at a competitive level. Her stunned soccer sponsors were not available for comment.. She won so many gaming trophies that her family had no more garage space and were forced to park on the street. She has since sold the trophies and moved on with her life to look for her next conquest. Adriana found an opening here at First Texas Honda and seized the opportunity for a good challenge working in the intense world of automotive accounting where she could use her awesome focus and memory to succeed. On her free time Adriana hones her dancing abilities (currently she’s developing her Latin and Tejano styles) and hangs out with her funny, energetic seven year old daughter Elaina. Elaina was the honored recipient of the “23rd Annual Continental Automotive Group’s Wittiest Child Award” last August and is favored to win again this year! Adriana and Elaina are both members of Chocoholics Anonymous, but have not attended a meeting in the last six months…the two are also known as the “devious duo” by their close friends and family.

  • Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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    Noelia Torres

    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

    Technician
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2014

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    Frank Tran

    Technician
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2014

    Hire Date 7/15/1999 – David 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.

  • Morgan Tran

    Morgan Tran

    Technician

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    Morgan Tran

    Morgan Tran

    Technician

    Hire Date 9/3/2015 – Morgan is from Dallas and has been raised in Texas all his life. He has a wife and two kids (a boy and girl) who he enjoys spending time with. Pho is his favorite food. His favorite place he’s ever visited is Bay St. Luis, Mississippi. His favorite sport is driving, and his knowledge of cars is what drew him to working for First Texas Honda.

  • Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Call Center Operator
    Top Gun 2017

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    Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Call Center Operator
    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 Apprentice
    Top Gun 2018

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    Edwin Urcino

    Technician Apprentice
    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.

  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Call Center Operator

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    Renee Velasco

    Call Center Operator

    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.

  • Brian Villarreal

    Brian Villarreal

    Technician Apprentice

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    Brian Villarreal

    Brian Villarreal

    Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 9/18/2018 – Brian is from Kyle, TX. He enjoys working on cars and attending car meets and car shows.

  • Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    BDC Coordinator

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    Ben Vinger

    BDC Coordinator

    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.

  • 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!

  • Marissa Williams

    Marissa Williams

    Receptionist

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    Marissa Williams

    Marissa Williams

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 2/15/2019 – Marissa is a born and raised Austinite. She graduated in December 2018 from Texas State with her BBA with her major in management. Right after graduating, she and her boyfriend took off to Europe for a well deserved, month-long vacation! They stayed at AirBnbs all across Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, and London–and she even got her first tattoo, abroad, too! For the first three days she was a bit terrified but then quickly came to love traveling, and hopes to spend a few weeks traveling through Asia during the summer months. Here in Austin, Marissa spends her free time hiking the greenbelt with her Lab-Pitbull mix, Luna. FUN FACT: Marissa knows conversational sign language!

  • 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.

  • Tom Woloszko

    Tom Woloszko

    Technician

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    Tom Woloszko

    Technician

    Hire Date 1/7/2019 – Tom was born in California and raised in Austin. When he’s not working, he enjoys working on his ’91 CRX, listening to music, and longboarding. He loves the live music scene here in Austin and hopes to be able to make it to more shows in the future. Someday, Tom would like to longboard down a mountain–a steep one! He doesn’t know which one yet, but he says that he’ll know it when he sees it.

  • Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Office
    Top Gun 2018

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    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Office
    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.

  • Jack  Wright

    Jack Wright

    Service Advisor

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    Jack Wright

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 7/30/2001 – Jack Wright moved to Austin from Louisiana back in 1995. He started with First Texas Honda in 2001 and has been a loyal, dedicated and valuable employee for our service department . His customers enjoy the experience of working with him during the process of servicing their vehicle. Although Jack loves Texas, he is still a huge LSU fan. When not working, Jack enjoys spending time with his wife, Soonee, and their three children and of course watching LSU football.

  • Baha Y.

    Baha Y.

    Product Specialist

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    Baha Y.

    Baha Y.

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 11/12/2018 – Baha moved to Austin near the end of 2017. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and getting out to go hiking and play volleyball. Baha is an immigrant of this world, and he accepts that right now, there is nowhere else to live beside this world. He’s so made of so many things, you’d just have to talk to him to find out more. Simply put, Baha is an extraordinary man full of stories.

  • Aaron Yiu

    Aaron Yiu

    Service Advisor

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    Aaron Yiu

    Aaron Yiu

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 8/30/2017 – Aaron moved to Austin from LA. He’s an Army veteran and served for 4 years. He has two cats, Bubba and BJ, and one dog, Winston. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the shooting range. Aaron’s goal is to one day work his way up to sales.

  • John Yoon

    John Yoon

    Finance Manager

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    John Yoon

    John Yoon

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 10/4/2018 – John is a father of three who moved to Austin from Seattle. He enjoys baseball (his favorite team is the Dodgers) and he coaches his kid’s baseball team when he’s not at work. He also enjoys traveling, and his ideal place is somewhere tropical.

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    Mariel Zuniga

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3400 Steck Ave
Austin, TX, 78757 US
(512) 220-1121
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