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

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    Doniahl Afshar

    Doniahl Afshar

    Technician

    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.

  •  Janelle   Allen

    Janelle Allen

    Document Processor

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    Janelle Allen

    Document Processor

    Hire Date 5/28/2013 – Janelle Allen was born in Fairfax, Va. Her favorite travels were Rome and St Lucia, but would love to tour Southeast Asia as well as explore the castles in Europe. She recently moved to Austin with her new husband from Northern Virginia. She and her husband are enjoying exploring Austin’s beautiful parks and local coffee shops. Since moving to Austin they brought home, Socks, their new dog/best friend from the ASPCA and spend their time letting him run their lives and hearts.

  • 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

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Call Center Operator

    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

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    Luis Angel

    Luis Angel

    Technician

    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.

  • Karen Arevalo

    Karen Arevalo

    Warranty Clerk

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    Karen Arevalo

    Karen Arevalo

    Warranty Clerk

    Hire Date 11/27/2017 – Karen is originally from Dallas. She moved to Austin to go to Texas State and liked the city so much that she decided to move here for good. She is a coffee lover, and she likes to sing. In fact, she has been in choir for most of her life.

  • Rubi Aviles

    Rubi Aviles

    Document Processor

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    Rubi Aviles

    Rubi Aviles

    Document Processor

    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

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    Scott Bailey

    Scott Bailey

    Technician

    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.

  • Anthony Bain

    Anthony Bain

    Service Advisor

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    Anthony Bain

    Anthony Bain

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 11/15/2017 – Anthony moved to Austin in 2001 from the Midwest. He loves to spend his time with his wife and daughter, and one of their favorite things to do is enjoy live music. Anthony also does some acting, so if he looks familiar, you may have seen him on your TV before!

  • Edward Banks

    Edward Banks

    Technician

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    Edward Banks

    Edward Banks

    Technician

    Hire Date 3/13/2017 – Edward is from Austin, and says the atmosphere and the people of the city are great. He plays the trumpet, and in his spare time, he enjoys working on cars.

  • 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.

  • David Basham

    David Basham

    Finance Manager

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    David Basham

    David Basham

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 10/5/2015 – David has lived in Austin since he was five years old. He has three wonderful kids and a loving wife. Besides working at First Texas Honda, he also produces music of all genres. An ideal weekend for him would be enjoying the beaches of Port Aransas.

  • 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

    Product Specialist

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    Jason Biniak

    Jason Biniak

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Cody Blasig

    Cody Blasig

    Service Concierge

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    Cody Blasig

    Cody Blasig

    Service Concierge

    Hire Date 11/29/2017 – Cody is from Leander and has one son. He also has a dog named Dax. In Cody’s spare time, he enjoys working on his own car and drawing. He also owns his own DJ business.

  • Joel Borrego

    Joel Borrego

    Technician

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    Joel Borrego

    Joel Borrego

    Technician

    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!

  • Sean Bright

    Sean Bright

    Technician

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    Sean Bright

    Sean Bright

    Technician

    Hire Date 1/3/2006 – Sean grew up in Center, Texas (northeast of Nacogdoches) and has lived in Austin for eight years. Race cars are Sean’s big interest, although he doesn’t do street racing anymore. His birthday is November 8th, and his favorite vacation spot is Cancun. Sean and his wife have one dog, a Lab-German Shepherd mix named Dusty.

  • Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Sales Manager

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    Mike Broderick

    Mike Broderick

    Sales Manager

    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.

  • Jack Bryant

    Jack Bryant

    Paint Technician

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    Jack Bryant

    Jack Bryant

    Paint Technician

    Hire Date 8/15/2016 – Jack is from the north, and when he lived up there, he grew up playing ice hockey. Now in the heat of Central Texas, Jack still plays ice hockey, and is still “really good.” He and his team went to Nationals in 2016! Jack has a cool, old, English Bulldog named Boss, and Boss’ sidekick, Shaft the Chihuahua. Jack’s ultimate dream would be to be able to surf everyday before work.

  • Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    Service Advisor

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    Chris Buchanan

    Chris Buchanan

    Service Advisor

    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

    Macho Marketing Consultant

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    Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Macho Marketing Consultant

    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

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    Kenny Butler

    Kenny Butler

    Technician

    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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    Gilbert Campos

    Technician

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     Gilbert   Campos

    Gilbert Campos

    Technician

    Hire Date 2/8/2016 – Gilbert was born and raised in Austin. He says the best parts about Austin are the caring people and the vibe that you can’t find anywhere else. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with friends, play ultimate frisbee, and work on his car.

  • Armonde Cannon

    Armonde Cannon

    Product Specialist

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    Armonde Cannon

    Armonde Cannon

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date coming soon! – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Mack Cansler

    Mack Cansler

    "The Main Man"

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    Mack Cansler

    Mack Cansler

    "The Main Man"

    Hire Date 6/3/2005 – Meet Mack, the happiest guy here. He knows everybody, meets everybody, and loves everybody. If you’re ever looking for a smile, this guy has got it! Here is a little bit of Mack’s background. He ranched in the Panhandle of Texas for 20 years. He then owned his own insurance agency for 31 years. During that time he phased into the Automobile business and did that for 10 years. Within the automobile business he was in management for 4 years, sales for 4 years, and internet sales for 2 years and counting. Outside of work, Mack takes great pride in his family. He is one true family man.

  • Ricardo Novelo Canul

    Ricardo Novelo Canul

    Technician

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    Ricardo Novelo Canul

    Ricardo Novelo Canul

    Technician

    Hire Date 7/17/2017 – In his free time, Ricardo enjoys playing video games and watching sci-fi and action movies and anime. He also likes spending his time working with cars in his dad’s shop. He has a Siberian Husky who goes by either Bobby or Wolfie, depending on which family member you ask.

  • Minh Cao Nguyen

    Minh Cao Nguyen

    IT

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    Minh Cao Nguyen

    Minh Cao Nguyen

    IT

    Hire Date 2/5/2018 – Bio Coming Soon!

  •  Pablo   Castro

    Pablo Castro

    Technician

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    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!

  • Christian Celestino

    Christian Celestino

    Service Advisor

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    Christian Celestino

    Christian Celestino

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 12/21/2017 – Christian was born and raised in Austin. His favorite part about living here is the culture, and how everyone is different, but still comes together. He enjoys football and baseball, driving his car, and music.

  • Ezdine Chaheine

    Ezdine Chaheine

    Finance Manager

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    Ezdine Chaheine

    Ezdine Chaheine

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 11/15/2017 – Ezdine started out selling Hondas in El Paso in ’97, so he has a lot of experience with the vehicles. He’s lived in Austin since ’03. He and his wife of 25 years have three kids, two of which are now in their graduate studies. They also have a chihuahua mix named Diggy. Ezdine enjoys hanging with his family, mountain biking, golfing, and being a foodie when he’s not at work.

  • Joe Chew

    Joe Chew

    Accounts Payable Clerk

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    Joe Chew

    Joe Chew

    Accounts Payable Clerk

    Hire Date 9/5/2016 – Joseph moved here from San Francisco this year (2016) seeking a change. He enjoys the outdoors, of which Austin provides plenty, and he especially likes hiking. He also is a fan of basketball; his team is the Golden State Warriors.

  • Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Receivable

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    Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Receivable

    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.

  • Shay Clemens

    Shay Clemens

    Receptionist

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    Shay Clemens

    Shay Clemens

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 11/6/2017 – Shay moved to Austin from Seattle a few years ago with her dog Navi. She plays the ukulele and piano. In her spare time, she enjoys going to dog parks with Navi, and playing Nintendo games.

  • 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

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    Carlos Contreras

    Carlos Contreras

    Delivery Specialist/Dealer Trade Coordinator

    Hire Date 5/23/2013 – Carlos was born and raised in Mexico. He came to Austin in 2006, and since has found a passion in drawing and photography! Carlos is extremely friendly, lovely, and energetic. He loves taking pictures of his adorable Shih Zhu, Leo. You can find Carlos in his office sporting his gorgeous smile and great fashion sense!

  • Chris Corn

    Chris Corn

    Product Specialist

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    Chris Corn

    Chris Corn

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 1/18/2012 – There is a lot to this man. In order to know him and love him, you’ll have to meet him! Otherwise, here is a little bit about him: He was born in the Woodland Hills suburb of Los Angeles, CA and moved to Austin in December 2011. In his spare time he likes to explore Austin, as well as play Texas Hold’em, go to the movies, and spend time with his family. Chris is a big car guy and enjoys racing on the COTA track. On a more serious note, Chris is a family man. He has an incredible mom, a best friend as a dad, a younger sister, a brother-in-law, two nephews, a niece, three godchildren, and a small group of close friends who he also considers family. He is a major dog lover, so he fits right in here in Austin.

  • Celenia Cornejo

    Celenia Cornejo

    Transportation Department

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    Celenia Cornejo

    Celenia Cornejo

    Transportation Department

    Hire Date 12/14/2015 – Celenia moved to Austin from LA. Her interest in cars brought her to First Texas Honda. In her spare time, she also enjoys photography, reading (non-fiction is her favorite), and going to live shows.

  • Patrick Cornelius

    Patrick Cornelius

    Customer Service Concierge

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    Patrick Cornelius

    Patrick Cornelius

    Customer Service Concierge

    Hire Date 12/11/2017 – Patrick is a military brat, so he’s been all over the world. His favorite was Germany because of the nature, the people, and the culture. In Patrick’s spare time, he enjoys playing video games, reading books, and hanging out with friends.

  • Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

    Master Certified Technician

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    Brian Crim

    Brian Crim

    Master Certified Technician

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Peter Deneergaard

    Peter Deneergaard

    Product Specialist

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    Peter Deneergaard

    Peter Deneergaard

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 11/1/2017 – Peter loves family, gardening, cars, God, and fixing things up. He is originally from San Antonio, where he’d lived since 1968, and he moved to Austin in 2017 to be closer to family. He and his wife have two boys, Nick and Steve, and two dogs, Coco and Deedee. Peter is very customer-oriented; he enjoys helping people out and making them happy.

  • 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

    Porter

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    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Jesus Diaz-Chairez

    Porter

    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 "WOW" Dow

    Walker "WOW" Dow

    Level 2 Tech Support

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    Walker

    Walker "WOW" Dow

    Level 2 Tech Support

    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.

  • 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.

  • Hail Erdmann

    Hail Erdmann

    Call Center Operator

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    Hail Erdmann

    Hail Erdmann

    Call Center Operator

    Hire Date 11/8/2016 – Hail was a Long Island resident for 20 years before she made the move to Austin to study at University of Texas. As of May 2017, she will have a Bachelors degree in Political Communication. She married her high school sweetheart, and together, they have three dogs. She calls herself an art nerd, and she enjoys painting with oils in her spare time.

  • 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 – Elizabeth 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

    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

    Receptionist/Accounting Assistant

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Receptionist/Accounting Assistant

    Hire Date 5/26/2016 – Cassandra’s sister, Kristi, has always had great things to say about working at First Texas Honda, so she got her and their brother, Corey, to start working there as well. Being no stranger to change, 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. Moving around a lot caused her and her siblings (Kristi, Corey, and mysterious other brother Erik) to be extremely close, and family is the most important thing to her. Cassandra’s hobbies include memorizing Eminem raps and Disney songs, drawing, watching movies, and baking. She genuinely enjoys talking with new people and can often be seen reading Harry Potter or other book series of that sort.

  • Corey Freitag

    Corey Freitag

    Porter

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    Corey Freitag

    Porter

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

  • Jaime French

    Jaime French

    Office Manager

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    Jaime French

    Jaime French

    Office Manager

    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.

  • Nicholas Funk

    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician

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    Nicholas Funk

    Nicholas Funk

    Master Certified Technician

    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

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    Richard Galvan

    Richard Galvan

    Technician

    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.

  • John Garza

    John Garza

    Product Specialist

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    John Garza

    John Garza

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 11/3/2014 – John has lived in Austin TX his entire life and wouldn’t change that a bit (When he says entire life he means he’s never even been on a plane). Outside of sales, he spends his time with his daughter Avery. Along with sports, music is a passion even involving some DJing & producing. From work to home, he is always making sure the people around him are happy.

  •  Gary   Gasca

    Gary Gasca

    Retail Back Counter

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    Gary Gasca

    Retail Back Counter

    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 1 Tech Support

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    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 1 Tech Support

    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

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    Angelica Gomez

    Angelica Gomez

    Service Coordinator

    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

    Service Coordinator

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    Juanita Gomez

    Juanita Gomez

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 7/11/2016 – Juanita moved to Austin from Colorado. She lives with her boyfriend 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

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    Rosalinda Gomez

    Rosalinda Gomez

    Service Coordinator

    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.

  • 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!

  • Tyler Gorski

    Tyler Gorski

    Technician

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    Tyler Gorski

    Tyler Gorski

    Technician

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  • 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.

  • Jeremy Graves

    Jeremy Graves

    Service Advisor

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    Jeremy Graves

    Jeremy Graves

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 12/13/2017 – Jeremy is a faithful Longhorns fan born and raised in Austin. He has three dogs, Baymax, Captain, and Rocket. His favorite movie is The Fast and the Furious. His hobbies are collecting Hondas and Hot Wheels.

  • Jim Gray

    Jim Gray

    Valet

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    Jim Gray

    Jim Gray

    Valet

    Hire Date 10/21/2016 – Jim is an original Austinite, and he loves living here. He has four grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.

  • Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Administrator

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    Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Administrator

    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

  • Dorian Green

    Dorian Green

    Dispatcher

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    Dorian Green

    Dorian Green

    Dispatcher

    Hire Date 10/19/2017 – Dorian is from a small town in Texas named Kingsland. He’s an actor who has done a lot of extra work and has been in one tv show. He’s a full time college student soon transferring to Texas State for their Theatre Education program. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends.

  • Kacnyca Guist

    Kacnyca Guist

    Title Clerk

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    Kacnyca Guist

    Kacnyca Guist

    Title Clerk

    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

    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

    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 Director/Deputy Director of Service

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    Cindy Hach

    Cindy Hach

    BDC Director/Deputy Director of Service

    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.

  •  Jeff   Hand

    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

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    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

    Hire Date 9/30/2015 – Jeff is a long-time Austinite and has been a licensed insurance agent for 7 years. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, biking, and music. 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

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    John Hanson

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Jonathan Henville

    Jonathan Henville

    Service Advisor

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    Jonathan Henville

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 9/6/2017 – Jonathan is a car guy through and through. He enjoys car shows, races, anything to do with cars, he’s there! He has a pit mix he calls Jake from State Farm. He’s a kid at heart and enjoys things like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers. He is a big movie person, and says you can’t go wrong with putting on the Matrix.

  • Ivan Heredia

    Ivan Heredia

    Service Concierge

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    Ivan Heredia

    Service Concierge

    Hire Date 12/20/2017 – Ivan moved to Austin from Eagle Pass to get a chance to explore a bigger city than he’s used to. His favorite part of the city so far is Zilker Park. He has two daughters, and in his spare time, he enjoys playing baseball.

  • Dom Hernandez

    Dom Hernandez

    Technician

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    Dom Hernandez

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/13/2012 – Dom is very knowledgeable of the Honda brand. Always wanting to be a mechanic, Dom started his first job as a porter and his parents have serviced their vehicles with Honda for 20 years. Born and raised here in Austin, there is no question of which sports team is his favorite – The Texas Longhorns! During his free time, Dom enjoys hanging out with friends, watching Fast Five and playing basketball. Dom is also the proud owner of a Rottweiler and would describe his own personality as chill and outgoing.

  • Gerry Hernandez

    Gerry Hernandez

    Product Specialist

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    Gerry Hernandez

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 4/26/2016 – Gerry moved to Austin from the central coast of California. He craved an adventure and to put himself outside of his comfort zone. Upon visiting Austin for a weekend he realized this was the best city for him so he decided to move here. He says the best part about Austin is the eclectic variety of food. His hobbies include going off road in his Jeep and riding through the city on his Motorcycle; he likes Motocross, ATV’s, anything to do with riding on two wheels. His favorite type of motorcycle is Ducati. In fact, he rides a Ducati Monster 1100 Evo. He enjoys Spanish music of all kinds, including Reggaeton, Salsa, and Bachata & Merengue.

  • Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Parts Warehouse

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    Michael Hernandez

    Parts Warehouse

    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

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    Sergio Hernandez

    Diagnostic Master Technician

    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

    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.

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    Anthony Herrera

    Service Advisor

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    Anthony Herrera

    Service Advisor

    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 2 Tech Support

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    Kegan Hickson

    Level 2 Tech Support

    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.”

  • Kristin Hiler

    Kristin Hiler

    Finance Manager

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    Kristin Hiler

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 5/16/2017 – Kristin, her husband, and five kids moved to Austin from Arizona in 2010. They are an active family that enjoys being outdoors, especially on the lakes. Their oldest son is currently serving in the US Army, and the rest of the bunch are in high school. They are involved with their church and love serving and helping others. They are also big animal lovers and have three at home.

  • Jessica Hills

    Jessica Hills

    Customer Service Concierge

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    Jessica Hills

    Customer Service Concierge

    Hire Date 2/10/2018 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Nicolas Hirschman-Molina

    Nicolas Hirschman-Molina

    Express Technician

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    Nicolas Hirschman-Molina

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 11/13/2017 – Nicholas is an original Austinite with Guatemalan heritage. He enjoys mountain biking and shooting pool. Even when not at work, he still enjoys working on any car he’s allowed to touch. One of his best memories is of building a go kart with his best friend.

  • 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.

  • DJ Hubbard

    DJ Hubbard

    Service Advisor

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    DJ Hubbard

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 4/27/2016 – DJ is from a small town in East Texas. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his friends and family. He also enjoys playing basketball and making music as an R&B singer!

  •  Porfirio Eduardo   Huerta

    Porfirio Eduardo Huerta

    Technician

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    Porfirio Eduardo Huerta

    Technician

    Hire Date 1/31/2013 – Porfirio is the ultimate family man. The happiest time of his life was getting married the second time to his new wife, Erika, then having their twin sons Jacob and Eric. He was born in Brownsville, Texas and moved to Austin in 1985. He also loves his Pit bulldog named Steve. A dream day would be driving his dream car to pick up Morgan Freeman, his favorite celebrity, stopping by General Tso’s for Chinese food then to U.T. to watch the Longhorns.

  • Julie Jackson

    Julie Jackson

    Parts Specialist

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    Julie Jackson

    Parts Specialist

    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.

  • Jay Jank

    Jay Jank

    Service Advisor

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    Jay Jank

    Service Advisor

    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.

  •  Tonya   Janowski

    Tonya Janowski

    Warranty Department

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    Tonya Janowski

    Warranty Department

    Hire Date 5/4/1999 – Tonya was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been loyal to her Nebraska Cornhuskers football team ever since. She was raised on a farm where it was quiet and open with no one around for miles. She joined the Navy after high school and traveled to different countries and did two Wes Pacs. She moved to Round Rock, Texas in March 1998. She has two boys and they are the pride and joy of her life. She is divorced but now is in a relationship with a wonderful guy. She enjoys cooking (especially her favorites: prime rib and Italian), going to movies and watching sports. She would love to meet Larry the Cable Guy even though her favorite celebrity is Julia Roberts (explains the reason her favorite movie is “Pretty Woman”). She would be thrilled if she could visit all the Hawaiian Islands. She describes herself as quiet, polite, funny and loves to joke around. She applied for a job at First Texas Honda through a newspaper ad and the experience has been the best thing in her life (except for her children). She is really proud of herself for getting a Honda CR-V and having no car payments.

  • 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

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    Oscar Jaramillo

    Oscar Jaramillo

    Photographer

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

  • Yuliana Jaramillo

    Yuliana Jaramillo

    Transportation Department

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    Yuliana Jaramillo

    Yuliana Jaramillo

    Transportation Department

    Hire Date 5/31/2016 – Yuliana was born in Mexico City, outnumbered as the only sister among three brothers! She and her family moved to Austin when she was 8 years old. Playing soccer is her favorite pastime, and she roots for Barcelona. She also enjoys spending her time with her two dogs, Haley and Casper. Her favorite part about living in Austin is getting to explore Town Lake.

  • Chase Johnson

    Chase Johnson

    Technician

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    Chase Johnson

    Chase Johnson

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/2/2017 – 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.

  • Chelcia Johnson

    Chelcia Johnson

    Technician

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    Chelcia Johnson

    Chelcia Johnson

    Technician

    Hire Date 12/18/2017 – Chelcia is originally from Washington State and moved to Austin for a change of scenery. She has a dog named Chloe. In her spare time, Chelcia enjoys bowling, watching sports (the Sea Hawks are her favorite team), and Netflix.

  • 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!
  • Powell Keeling

    Powell Keeling

    Master Certified Technician

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    Powell Keeling

    Powell Keeling

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 10/08/2014 – Powell was, in effect, born on Earth when the starcraft landed there. Tami and Lee Keeling found the infant inside the vessel and brought him to their farm in Victoria, Texas. Since he appeared entirely human, the Keelings assumed that the baby was a victim of a cruel experiment. At this time the baby had no super powers. The Keelings named the infant Powell and raised him as their own son. As Powell grew older his Kryptonian body began developing superhuman abilities. After revealing his secret to his childhood friend, Lana Lang, Powell left Victoria to study at Metropolis University. Powell initially used his powers covertly to help people and prevent or thwart disasters. Ultimately, he was forced to use his powers in public to prevent the crash of a NASA space-plane. Thereafter he and his foster parents devised a new costumed secret identity he would adopt when using his abilities in public. They called his new persona “Superman”, the name given him by Lois Lane, a reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet who had been aboard the space-plane.

  • Andrew Kenty

    Andrew Kenty

    Valet

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    Andrew Kenty

    Andrew Kenty

    Valet

    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

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    Rebecca Kish

    Rebecca Kish

    Digital Marketing Strategist

    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.

  • Mark Klingele

    Mark Klingele

    Product Specialist

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    Mark Klingele

    Mark Klingele

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 12/2/2016 – Mark transferred to Austin, TX in 2010 where he discovered a passion for the automotive industry. With a background in biology and chemistry as well as global technical sales, Mark loves to create solutions for his new and returning customers at First Texas Honda. When not at work, Mark loves to organize and Chef wine pairing dinners and events with his sweetheart, Kerry, at their local establishment and family business. He also enjoys taking care of Cassius, the German boxer, two rescue cats and grand-dog (Chihuahua), kayaking, playing trumpet or harmonica, and playing hockey at our local area ice rinks.  Mark is grateful for his friends, community, and the opportunity to share a fantastic experience at First Texas Honda.

  • Madison Krause

    Madison Krause

    Barista

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    Madison Krause

    Madison Krause

    Barista

    Hire Date 1/15/2018 – Madison was born and raised in Austin. She has a dog named Paisley. In her free time, Madison enjoys hanging out with her friends and her dog. She aspires to one day travel all throughout Europe.

  • Attila Kun

    Attila Kun

    Finance Manager

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    Attila Kun

    Attila Kun

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 4/14/2017 – Attila is from Budapest, Hungary, and moved to the US–Utah specifically–when he was 14 years old. He served in the Army and was stationed in Georgia, Louisiana, and Iraq for one year. He moved to Austin in April 2017 from L.A. He’s a car enthusiast who, during his off hours, can be found on the lake or at a car show.

  • Kathryn Lampert

    Kathryn Lampert

    Executive Assistant

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    Kathryn Lampert

    Kathryn Lampert

    Executive Assistant

    Hire Date 8/14/2017 – Kathryn was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2005 with a degree in Business Management and shortly after moved to Austin. In 2012, she graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Nutrition Sciences. Kathryn is a nature and dog-loving adventure seeker whose hobbies include travel, running Town Lake, and hiking the greenbelt.

  • Justin Lavedan

    Justin Lavedan

    Technician Apprentice

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    Justin Lavedan

    Justin Lavedan

    Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 2/5/2018 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Maxwell Levin

    Maxwell Levin

    Product Specialist

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    Maxwell Levin

    Maxwell Levin

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 1/28/17 – Maxwell is a New Yorker who sought a warmer place to live that also still had a lot of culture to offer. Traveling is his passion, and he was able to do a lot of it teaching English abroad; he’s travelled to 20 different countries. It’s hard for him to name a favorite, but South Korea gets a mention. He lived there for four years and met his wife, who was also teaching English, there. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and being active, but he also leaves some time for relaxing, watching TV, and reading.

  • 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.

  • Ashauntay Lofton

    Ashauntay Lofton

    Technician

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    Ashauntay Lofton

    Ashauntay Lofton

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/25/2017 – Ashauntay is a born and raised Austinite who enjoys working on cars both professionally and for fun. She’s been in the auto repair field for several years now, and earned an Automotive certificate at automotive school. She has two kids and a wife, and she enjoys spending as much time with them as possible.

  •  Jose   Lujano

    Jose Lujano

    Technician

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    Jose Lujano

    Technician

    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

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    David Lynch

    David Lynch

    Service Support

    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.

  • 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

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    Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    IT Support

    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.

  • Christian Mancheno

    Christian Mancheno

    Product Specialist

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    Christian Mancheno

    Christian Mancheno

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 12/10/2012 – Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Christian Mancheno left behind the beaches and salsa music to move to Austin in 2011. (We told him there were beaches and salsa music in Texas, but he insists it’s not the same). Christian became a member of our Honda sales team thanks to Courtney Blackburn’s power of persuasion – and we couldn’t be happier! Christian’s career in sales started at the ripe age of 7 when he sold hamsters to his schoolmates. When he is not selling cars (or hamsters), you can probably find Christian at home with his wife and daughter or playing basketball outside. An avid basketball fan and now a resident of Texas, Christian’s favorite sports team is the Dallas Mavericks. A few more of his favorite things include the wine aisle at the grocery store, any kind of Italian food, James Bond movies, and Sean Connery. He hopes to one day travel to the French Polynesian Isles and own his dream car.

  •  Paul   Mancillas

    Paul Mancillas

    Technician

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    Paul Mancillas

    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.

  • Mandy Mapes

    Mandy Mapes

    Service Cashier/Valet

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    Mandy Mapes

    Mandy Mapes

    Service Cashier/Valet

    Hire Date 1/8/2018 – Mandy moved to Austin in 2017 after living her entire life Nebraska. She enjoys discovering new hangouts and places to eat around Austin. In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her cat Rick.

  • Rogelio Marquez

    Rogelio Marquez

    Porter

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    Rogelio Marquez

    Rogelio Marquez

    Porter

    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.

  • Jesus Martinez

    Jesus Martinez

    Technician

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    Jesus Martinez

    Technician

    Hire Date coming soon! – Bio Coming Soon!

  •  Carlos   Mata

    Carlos Mata

    Technician

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    Carlos Mata

    Technician

    Hire Date 8/12/2008 – Carlos hunts close to home. After graduating from McCallum High School in 2006, he took a short walk down the street and found a job at the First Texas Honda. He enjoys sports, and was a wide receiver and a forward on the varsity Knight football and basketball squads. His fiancée’s name is Yeimi and their daughter’s name is Yaelly.

  • Fred Mathis

    Fred Mathis

    Service Advisor

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    Fred Mathis

    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.

  • Dean McMillin

    Dean McMillin

    Technician

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    Dean McMillin

    Dean McMillin

    Technician

    Hire Date 5/31/2012 – Meet Dean, the husband and father of the McMillan family. Dean was born and raised here in Austin. Most of his free time is spent hanging out with his wife and their son. They aren’t just a family of 3 though; they also have 3 cats, making them a family of 6! 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. Haha…

  • The Mills Brothers

    The Mills Brothers

    Parts Specialist (Sammy) & Service Support (Bobby)

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    The Mills Brothers

    Parts Specialist (Sammy) & Service Support (Bobby)

    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

    Parts

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    Cesar Miranda

    Parts

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

  • Murillo Miranda

    Murillo Miranda

    Sales and Leasing Consultant

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    Murillo Miranda

    Murillo Miranda

    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    Hire Date 8/8/2017 – Murillo moved to Austin in August 2017 after visiting the city with friends. So far he’s loving Central Texas and is happy with the quality of life here for his family. He previously lived in Los Angeles for 28 years, and also had a brief stint in Boston, MA. He and his wife Chris have two children–twins–Luke and Sofia. They also have a sweet little dachshund named Lily. Murillo enjoys spending the time he has with his family. His hobby is golfing.

  • Ronnie Mireles

    Ronnie Mireles

    Technician

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    Ronnie Mireles

    Ronnie Mireles

    Technician

    Hire Date 1/18/2018 – Ronnie is from Rockdale, and is currently living in Lexington. He enjoys spending his time hanging out with his kids and attending their sporting events. He has four dogs, Buddy, L.B., Cupcake, and Bailey.

  • Cristian Montoya

    Cristian Montoya

    Valet

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    Cristian Montoya

    Cristian Montoya

    Valet

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

  • Carlos Morales

    Carlos Morales

    Parts Specialist

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    Carlos Morales

    Parts Specialist

    Hire Date 6/02/2008 – Carlos is a simple guy from Austin. He likes football and basketball, and actually plays basketball! He used to box as well. He has 2 adorable children that he loves to hang out with. Aside from his great kids, Carlos also has a passion for grilling. I don’t think you can be simpler than that!

  • 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

    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.

  • Ryan Murray

    Ryan Murray

    Technician

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    Ryan Murray

    Ryan Murray

    Technician

    Hire Date 2/1/2018 – Ryan is originally from Denton. He enjoys living in Austin because of the hilly outdoors. His hobbies are snowboarding, hiking, and skiing. Colorado is his favorite place for that very reason.

  • Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil

    Barista

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    Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil

    Barista

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

  • Makenna Nesby

    Makenna Nesby

    Receptionist/Barista

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    Makenna Nesby

    Receptionist/Barista

    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.

  • Lauryn Nevins

    Lauryn Nevins

    HR Specialist

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    Lauryn Nevins

    HR Specialist

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  • Jillian O'Diorne

    Jillian O'Diorne

    Call Center Operator

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    Jillian O'Diorne

    Call Center Operator

    Hire Date 8/13/2015 – Jillian is an energetic, quirky, creative person who loves to spend her free time playing disc golf, going to concerts, watching movies, playing video games, and working with ceramics. She spent 7 years managing a pottery studio in Round Rock, which she grew to love. As a native Texan, she spent most of her youth at her family’s ranch going hunting, taking the four wheelers out, and looking for peacock feathers. Jillian has a passion for heavy metal, and her favorite band is a tie between a local band by the name of The Sword and Type O Negative. If she could meet anyone, Jillian would love to have met the late Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Jillian has two wonderful “furbies” Bagheera, her black cat and Freya her papillion mix. She also has an 11 year old Crested Gecko named Gustav (After Gustav Klimt her favorite artist) and two yearling Corn Snakes Lilith, and Cain. She is also very excited to add to the family and greet her daughter in June 2017.

  • Taylor Olson

    Taylor Olson

    Service Advisor

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    Taylor Olson

    Taylor Olson

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 8/24/2017 – Taylor was born and raised in Austin, and says the best part of living here is the live music scene. He has a black lab named Jack. Hunting, fishing, and woodworking are Taylor’s main hobbies.

  • Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Specialist

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    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Specialist

    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

    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.

  • DeAndre Owens

    DeAndre Owens

    Technician

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    DeAndre Owens

    Technician

    Hire Date coming soon! – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Joaquin Padilla

    Joaquin Padilla

    Technician

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    Joaquin Padilla

    Joaquin Padilla

    Technician

    Hire Date 12/11/2017 – Joaquin is originally from San Antonio, and has also previously lived in NYC and Denver. Joaquin is an artist, a welder, and an amateur mycologist who grows his own shiitake mushrooms. He enjoys living in the country with his rescue dog Athena.

  • Eleazar Paradise

    Eleazar Paradise

    Technician

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    Eleazar Paradise

    Eleazar Paradise

    Technician

    Hire Date 2/7/2018 – Eleazar is an Iraq vet and spent 8 years in the Army. He enjoys spending most of his time in the outdoors with his family. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping, and photography. He also has a beagle named Toby.

  • Thomas & Emilio Pardo

    Thomas & Emilio Pardo

    Thomas (Father) Shop Porter & Emilio (Son) Master Certified Technician

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    Thomas & Emilio Pardo

    Thomas (Father) Shop Porter & Emilio (Son) Master Certified Technician

    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.

  • Ariel Parker

    Ariel Parker

    Call Center Operator

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    Ariel Parker

    Call Center Operator

    Hire Date 2/13/2018 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Lance Payne

    Lance Payne

    Sales Manager

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    Lance Payne

    Lance Payne

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 8/26/2016 – Lance is no stranger to Austin; he’s lived here two other times before he made his third move back here in August 2016. He made the move from north Idaho, where his two grown sons still currently live. When he has spare time, he enjoys hiking and visiting places with historical value. He is most proud of getting his Bachelor’s degree, and receiving the honor of being named MVP of his high school football team. Shawshank Redemption is his favorite movie, and if he could meet anyone, it would be Van Morrison. He decided to work for our dealership because he knows and trusts the management team. Not to mention, Honda is a fantastic product!

  • Jessica Pena

    Jessica Pena

    Internal Service Advisor

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    Jessica Pena

    Internal Service Advisor

    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

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Cody Penna

    Cody Penna

    Assistant Service Manager

    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

    Express Lead

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    Billy Perkins

    Express Lead

    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.

  • Brandon Perkins

    Brandon Perkins

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

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    Brandon Perkins

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hire Date 1/31/2017 – My name is Brandon! I am fearfully in love with Jesus Christ, and madly in love with my beautiful wife, Jenna. We have one child we are expecting April 28th, 2017. In my free time I enjoy working out, and reading the Bible. I only play one video game but even more so I love preaching, teaching, and prayer so if you ever need any of those three, don’t hesitate to ask.

  • Arturo Ponce

    Arturo Ponce

    Finance Manager

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    Arturo Ponce

    Arturo Ponce

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 12/12/2016 – Arturo moved to Austin from El Paso in ’99 to work in the automotive industry, and he’s enjoyed being in the business ever since! He and his wife have been together since ’97 and have two wonderful kids. Arturo enjoys baseball, and when he’s not a First Texas Honda, he can be found coaching baseball. He’s even the commissioner at Oakhill Youth Sports Association. Arturo’s favorite thing about Austin, is the people, who are so friendly and welcoming.

  • Karl Poss

    Karl Poss

    Videographer

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    Karl Poss

    Karl Poss

    Videographer

    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

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    Gregory Powell

    Gregory Powell

    Product Specialist

    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

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    Shelby Rae

    Graphic Designer and Photographer

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby is a multi-talented, driven, professional photographer with a passion for all things art and creating. She has had cameras in her hands since she was a child, and hasn’t put them down since. Shelby’s dream is to create a portfolio of the world by traveling to many countries while experiencing their culture.

  •  Sylvia   Rangel

    Sylvia Rangel

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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    Sylvia Rangel

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

    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

    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.

  • Maile Rellin

    Maile Rellin

    HR Assistant

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    Maile Rellin

    HR Assistant

    Hire Date – 6/19/2014 – Maile is a level headed, caring, and personable person. She is the mom of an energetic little boy and he keeps her life entertaining. She has a tendency to mother-hen her friends – making sure that they are doing well and helping or encouraging them as much as possible. She has a passion for dance, stating that it is an amazing stress reliever, and tries to enjoy it as frequently as possible. Maybe that’s why she has such a calm disposition. “If it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen. If not, don’t worry. What you are meant to be doing will present itself to you soon.” Some people even tease that she still has an island state of mind-she did grow up in Hawaii after all. Maile believes in working hard and playing hard. She strives to obtain her goals, loves to learn, and remains optimistic throughout life. After she’s earned her days off, she likes to enjoy them by dancing, camping, playing cars with her son, and driving her own car. An Accord, if you’re wondering. When we had asked about it, she smiled and said that “there are very few things that beat an open road”.

  • Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Maintenance Assistant

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    Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Maintenance Assistant

    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 a Boy Scout leader and is very proud of the fact he has been with the company for 25 years!

  • Marty Rex

    Marty Rex

    Service Advisor

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    Marty Rex

    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.

  • Trent Richard

    Trent Richard

    Master Certified Technician

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    Trent Richard

    Trent Richard

    Master Certified Technician

    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

    Finance Manager

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    Jared Robinson

    Jared Robinson

    Finance Manager

    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.

  • Rene Rodriguez

    Rene Rodriguez

    Technician

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    Rene Rodriguez

    Rene Rodriguez

    Technician

    Hire Date 12/4/2017 – Rene is originally from Houston, TX. He’s married with four kids. He served in the Army for 8 years. When he’s not working, he spends his time with his family and working on cars.

  • Teresa Rodriguez

    Teresa Rodriguez

    Lead Service Coordinator

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    Teresa Rodriguez

    Teresa Rodriguez

    Lead Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 7/5/2010 – Teresa is from a big family and started her life out here in Austin, Texas, and never found a good reason to leave our great city. By far her favorite food is her mom’s one of a kind of peppered steak. Teresa has a seven year old son whom she adores and loves to spend time with. Teresa’s second favorite past time, after her baby boy is dancing, anywhere, anytime, to any music. Teresa WILL cut a rug!

  •  Jackie   Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Assistant

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    Jackie Romero

    HR Assistant

    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”

  • Gregory Ryan

    Gregory Ryan

    Product Specialist

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    Gregory Ryan

    Gregory Ryan

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 9/26/2013 – Gregory Ryan hails from the Rocky Mountain West, but has made Texas his home for the last decade. He married a Texan, which as you know means he married “Texas” says the jovial transplant. His dream car is a 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible, as it was the last model with the suicide doors. But he would only drive one if it had bullhorns mounted on the hood because he likes to stick to the classics. If stuck on a desert island, Gregory would have to have copies of The Brubeck Quartet’s “Jazz At The Colleage Of The Pacific”, Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Viva Terlingua!, Son Volt’s Trace”, Tikiyaki Orchestra’s “Swingin Sounds For The Jungle Jetset”, and anything by Robert Earl Keen. In his spare time Gregory enjoys cooking, grilling, mixing tiki drinks, watching some of his favorite movies (like “Stalag 17”, “O Brother, Where Art Thou”, and “Moonrise Kingdom”), and reading everything he can get his hands on. He has travelled extensively, some of his favorite trips have been to Dominica, Ireland, and Chile because they are all beautiful and the people are fantastic. Gregory brings plenty of experience to the First Texas Honda teams as he has been in the car industry since 2007, all of that time spent at one price, up-front dealerships. One-price dealerships are the only type of dealership where he will work. They allow for a collaborative experience for the customer that works to meet their needs rather than the adversarial relationship fostered at traditional dealerships. Getting a new car should be fast, fair, and friendly–which is what he strives to provide here at First Texas Honda.

  •  David   Sanchez

    David Sanchez

    Technician

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    David Sanchez

    Technician

    Hire Date 1/19/2012 – Meet David Sanchez. He was born in Brownwood, Texas and moved to Austin with his family in 2009. David, the family man, lives with his wife and two children. He has a daughter named Mia and a son named David (Lil David). He and his family frequently enjoy eating Mexican food as wells as watching the Spurs (well at least David does). When going to the grocery store for the weeks good, David spends most of his time in the Snack aisle. Yes… a lot of people have a weakness for those yummie snacks. Something that David is most proud of is that he went back to school and decided to get his Automotive Technician Certificate.

  •  Keith   Schill

    Keith Schill

    Technician

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    Keith Schill

    Technician

    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.

  • Eric Schoen

    Eric Schoen

    Tire Specialist

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    Eric Schoen

    Tire Specialist

    Hire Date coming soon! – Eric is from Bastrop. He enjoys riding motorcycles, fishing, and hunting. His favorite fishing spot is Goose Island State Park, cause, he says, “that’s where all the big fish are.”

  • Mike Schwartz

    Mike Schwartz

    Finance Manager

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    Mike Schwartz

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 10/3/2016 – Mike feels lucky to be married to his wonderful wife, Christy, and to have such great boys, Austin and Travis. Mike has been in the automotive business since the early 90’s and enjoys getting to help people as often as he can. In his time away from work, Mike loves to go fishing and golfing!

  • Trevor Self

    Trevor Self

    Service Advisor

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    Trevor Self

    Trevor Self

    Service Advisor

    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.

  • Briana Sherrill

    Briana Sherrill

    Service Advisor

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    Briana Sherrill

    Briana Sherrill

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 5/22/2013 – Briana is a hard-working Austinite who enjoys how the city is growing every day. She enjoys playing guitar and hanging out with friends. As a hobby, she is a beer connoisseur; she loves visiting breweries to try new beer. Briana’s favorite trip was to the Dominican Republic, where she says the food was really good. She has one cat name Phillip.

  • Rachel Shook

    Rachel Shook

    Guild Master

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    Rachel Shook

    Guild Master

    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

    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

    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.

  • Eddie Sifuentes

    Eddie Sifuentes

    Product Specialist

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    Eddie Sifuentes

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 6/1/2017 – Eddie was born in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to the great city of Austin in 1991. He’s also lived in California, New York, and KC. He’s a former chef of 15 years, an MMA practitioner, a fast car enthusiast, and loves being on the water. His favorite places to visit are Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Family is very important to him, and he also treats every single client as such.

  • Jesse Sims

    Jesse Sims

    Product Specialist

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    Jesse Sims

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 8/1/2016 – Jesse is a happily married father of one daughter. 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.

  • Wade Smith

    Wade Smith

    Technician

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    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

    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.

  • Sean Sousa

    Sean Sousa

    Warranty Clerk

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    Sean Sousa

    Warranty Clerk

    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.

  • Christopher Stites

    Christopher Stites

    Technician

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    Christopher Stites

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/5/2015 – Chris was born in Memphis, TN and moved to Austin in 2001. Shortly after graduation from Round Rock High School, he moved to Los Angeles, CA and lived there for 7 years. He then moved to Tucson, AZ and stayed for 4 years. He recently moved back to Austin (August 2015) and joined our team. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the electric guitar, spending time with his family, and mixed martial arts training. He’s most proud of two things: winning two World Championship Martial Arts trophies, and his two daughters, who he says are his life. If he could visit anywhere in the world, he would go to Gold Coast, Australia, where he would go surfing and chill on the beach.

  • John Strubel

    John Strubel

    Lot Porter

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    John Strubel

    Lot Porter

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  • Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Service Advisor

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    Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Service Advisor

    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. He is obviously a grass roots Republican being as his favorite celebrity is Republican Ron Paul. 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

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    Miriam Sutton

    Parts

    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

    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.

  • Tabitha Thompson

    Tabitha Thompson

    Graphic Designer

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    Tabitha Thompson

    Graphic Designer

    Hire Date 8/16/2013 – Tabitha has an incredibly colorful past. She previously taught English in Japan before she found her true calling in alternative dance public performance art. Tabitha found her way to Austin only by chance after her struggles on the road left her travelling dance troupe stranded in south Austin. The Co-op group disbanded over monetary issues as the market at the time wasn’t ready for the wildly wicked moves of the underground dance revolution. Tabitha prevailed by becoming a vegan (something she claims gives her super powers) and focusing her vegan chi into clothing design with an emphasis on salon management. Tabitha quickly became a powerful downtown socialite in the early 2000’s, but she resigned from the lifestyle stating, “I’ve gotta quit the scene before the scene quits me.” Wise words. We’re happy that Tabitha decided to settle down as part of the First Texas Honda family. Tabitha’s favorite anecdote is the time she overdosed on vitamin B12 and pushed over a local vegan food truck in a flushed fit of nutritionally enhanced rage – Tabitha recalls their customer service was, “entirely and utterly tragic.” The owner of the truck is now out of business. He has made a full recovery with no plans to reopen citing, “fear of retribution.”

  • Adriana Torres

    Adriana Torres

    Accounting

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    Adriana Torres

    Accounting

    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

    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

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    Frank Tran

    Technician

    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.

  • Paul-Linh Tran

    Paul-Linh Tran

    Master Certified Technician

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    Paul-Linh Tran

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date coming soon! – Paul enjoys working on cars. He likes to spend his free time hanging out with his girlfriend.

  • Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Call Center Operator

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    Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Call Center Operator

    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.

  • Latoya Valdez

    Latoya Valdez

    Product Specialist

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    Latoya Valdez

    Latoya Valdez

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 5/30/2013 – Latoya was born in Sterling, VA about 20 minutes outside of Washington D.C. She loves animals and has two terrier puppies. She is a die hard soccer fan and used to play for Delaware State University. She moved to Austin in May 2013 and loves the Texas heat!

  • Jorge Vega

    Jorge Vega

    Product Specialist

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    Jorge Vega

    Jorge Vega

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 8/1/2016 – Jorge was born and raised in Costa Rica. He moved to Austin when he was in his teens and went to St. Edwards, where he played soccer. He still plays every Sunday to this day, and his favorite team is Real Madrid. He’s even watched a match in Madrid, Spain, which he says is his favorite place because of the architecture and culture. He has two kids – a son and a daughter.

  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Call Center Operator

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    Renee Velasco

    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.

  • Jose Villaruel-Flores

    Jose Villaruel-Flores

    Porter

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    Jose Villaruel-Flores

    Jose Villaruel-Flores

    Porter

    Hire Date 8/13/2015 – Jose likes cars, especially working on his own car, and shoes.

  • Hannah Waits

    Hannah Waits

    Barista

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    Hannah Waits

    Hannah Waits

    Barista

    Hire Date 12/29/2017 – Hannah is originally from Mansfield, TX, and she and her fiancee decided to try a new adventure in Austin. She has a lab named Maggie. In Hannah’s spare time, she enjoys singing, playing guitar, and restoring vintage furniture.

  • Matthew Walton

    Matthew Walton

    Sales Manager

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    Matthew Walton

    Matthew Walton

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 7/7/2015 – Well known as a Vortex of Efficiency, Matt is a former tennis pro born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. He has a wife, 2 kids, and 2 labs named Stella and Champ. His favorite vacation spot is Monte Carlo and one day, he hopes to visit St. Tropez. In his free time, he enjoys golf and football (his favorite team is the Broncos). His energetic and positive personality makes him an enjoyable person to be around.

  • Pedrie Wannenburg

    Pedrie Wannenburg

    Customer Service Concierge

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    Pedrie Wannenburg

    Pedrie Wannenburg

    Customer Service Concierge

    Hire Date 12/26/2017 – Pedrie is originally from South Africa. He has two kids who were born in Ireland and France. He’s a big rugby fan. In fact, he helped start Austin’s professional rugby team, for which he now coaches. When not doing that, he enjoys playing golf.

  • Wesley Warmke

    Wesley Warmke

    Service Advisor

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    Wesley Warmke

    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!

  • Ty Winn

    Ty Winn

    Service Drive Manager

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    Ty Winn

    Ty Winn

    Service Drive Manager

    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.

  • Benjamin Wise

    Benjamin Wise

    Technician

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    Benjamin Wise

    Benjamin Wise

    Technician

    Hire Date 2/5/2018 – Benjamin is originally from Maui. He’s lived all over the country, from the west coast to the east coast. His favorite places were Colorado and California. He’s a drummer and an artist who does sculpture and painting.

  • Jason Wisniewski

    Jason Wisniewski

    Transportation Department

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    Jason Wisniewski

    Jason Wisniewski

    Transportation Department

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

  • Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Office

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    Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Office

    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

    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.

  • Ray Wyland

    Ray Wyland

    Master Certified Technician

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    Ray Wyland

    Ray Wyland

    Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 12/18/2017 – Ray is originally from Sioux Falls, SD. He served in the army for 2.5 years. Ray’s pastimes include cars and going to the park with his dog Kodiak.

  • 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.

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