Staff

  • Cindy Hach

    Cindy Hach

    General Manager

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    Cindy Hach

    Cindy Hach

    General Manager

    Cindy grew up a stone’s throw from the gulf in Corpus Christi, studied at Del Mar College, joined the US Navy, ventured to the sky as a flight attendant, then found her way into the automotive world. More than anything, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Alexis. Secondly, Cindy finds time to go running, swimming, play tennis, and host parties.

  • Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

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    Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

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

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2021

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Brandon Ayala

    Brandon Ayala

    New & Used Sales Manager

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    Brandon Ayala

    Brandon Ayala

    New & Used Sales Manager

    Hire Date 2/1/2019 – Brandon is originally from California. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2014. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family – which also includes playing with Luna, his English bulldog! When it comes to sports, Brandon roots for the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Craig Baker

    Craig Baker

    Fixed Operations Director

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    Craig Baker

    Craig Baker

    Fixed Operations Director

    Hire Date 2/11/2020 – Craig is from Detroit, Michigan. He’s been in the automotive world for over 25 years and it all started with a summer job. When he’s not working, Craig enjoys spending time with his family, playing baseball, and getting a bite to eat anywhere with good surf and turf. His favorite movie is Blackhawk Down and Shinedown is his favorite band. Craig enjoys vacationing in the mountains thanks to the peaceful isolation and definitely enjoys the Smoky Mountain range the most. Craig is thankful to his grandfather who helped mold him into the person he is today.

  • John Birdsall

    John Birdsall

    Sales Porter

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    John Birdsall

    John Birdsall

    Sales Porter

    Hire Date 2/21/2019 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

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    Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

    Hire Date 1/27/2020 – Haley was born in Denville, New Jersey. After a couple of years, she moved to Missouri where she spent the majority of her childhood. Finally, in the summer of 2013, Haley moved to Austin, Texas, and has loved it here ever since! She joined CAG in 2020 as a receptionist for one of the dealerships, and now works for Macho Marketing, the internal marketing group for CAG! Currently, Haley is going to school to earn her degree in Communications. In her free time, Haley enjoys relaxing at home, spending time with her loved ones, finding fun things to do in the Austin area, shopping, and improving on her singing. Haley’s favorite thing about Austin is how diverse it is; depending on which part of Austin you’re in, you can have a totally different experience! Haley’s hero is undoubtedly her father because of everything he went through as a single dad to make sure she had an amazing life. Haley loves all kinds of music, but her singing inspiration would have to be Ariana Grande because she has the best vocals. Haley even got to see her live in concert in 2019 at the Sweetener World Tour in Dallas and is looking forward to the day when Ariana decides to perform again. FUN FACT: Haley loves everything about the 80s! If she could push the pause button on her life & time travel back to the 80s, she would do it in a heartbeat.

  • Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

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

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    Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

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

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

  • Daniel  Bowman II

    Daniel Bowman II

    Technician

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    Daniel  Bowman II

    Daniel Bowman II

    Technician

    Hire Date 07/08/2022 – Danny was born and raised in Big Spring, Texas. The automotive industry has always been a huge part of Danny’s life, as his family owned a garage in Indiana and he began working on cars during his childhood. When he has free time, Danny enjoys lifting weights and spending quality time with his wife. He loves cooking and prefers to eat most of his meals at home, but says Perry’s Steakhouse is his top pick restaurant when he does decide to go out to eat. When asked who his hero is, Danny said his father because he is the greatest man he’s ever known. The best vacation Danny has been on thus far was a week-long stay he and his wife did at Dreams resort in Tulum, Mexico, which was as amazing as it sounds. A week straight of fun in the sun and relaxing on the beach? No wonder it tops Danny’s list of vacations!

    Danny’s favorite book – It by Stephen King

  • Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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    Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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

  • Aaron Booze

    Aaron Booze

    Master Technician

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    Aaron Booze

    Aaron Booze

    Master Technician

    Hire Date 9/4/2018 – Aaron is from right here in Dallas. He’s been in the automotive world since 1998 and is thankful that working on cars is truly a family passion. Both his father and his brother are also in the business! Aaron’s all time favorite band is Matchbox20 and he roots for the Dallas Stars every time they play. One day, Aaron would like to travel to Rome and see the colosseum, the Flavian Amphitheater.

  • Dylan Booze

    Dylan Booze

    Express Technician

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    Dylan Booze

    Dylan Booze

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 08/30/2022 – Bio coming soon!

  • Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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    Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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

  • Cameron Bourque

    Cameron Bourque

    Master Technician

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    Cameron Bourque

    Cameron Bourque

    Master Technician

    Hire Date 2/1/2021 – Cameron is a true car guy. He even spends his free time playing around with cars and prefers to make performance enhancements and go to the drag strip. Cameron’s favorite travel destination to date was a trip to Colorado where he was able to hike the mountains and visit the “South Park City” of Fairplay, CO. You can likely find Cameron listening to music by artists like Ryan Upchurch and Mac Miller. At home, Cameron loves to take his white and brown pitbull mix, Samson out for walks – almost as much as Samson loves to chase squirrels.

  • Yávon Brewster

    Yávon Brewster

    Operations Manager

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    Yávon Brewster

    Yávon Brewster

    Operations Manager

    Hire Date 4/15/2019 – Yávon is from Dallas, Texas and has worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years, all thanks to a referral. Away from work, she enjoys going to the lake or the park and always loves listening to the Bee Gees. Yávon’s first trip to the beach was to South Padre Island, and one day, she would like to travel out of the country and visit the beautiful scenery in Jamaica.

  • Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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    Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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

  • Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

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    Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

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

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

  • Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Director

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    Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Director

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

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

  • Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

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    Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

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

  • Dominique Carpenter

    Dominique Carpenter

    Service Advisor

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    Dominique Carpenter

    Dominique Carpenter

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 11/15/2021 – Dominique is from Cedar Hill, Texas. Outside of work, Dominique collects sneakers and roots for the Dallas Cowboys. Dominique will easily tell you that steak and seafood makes for the most perfect meal combination you can have and he’d be thrilled to have surf and turf every day. When Dominique turned 21, he celebrated in Las Vegas and let’s just say, no other trip has come close!

  • Jennifer Carrizales

    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jennifer Carrizales

    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Karlos Cendejas

    Karlos Cendejas

    Express Technician

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    Karlos Cendejas

    Karlos Cendejas

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 10/11/2021 – Karlos was born and raised right here in Dallas, Texas. He is a huge fan of soccer and loves attending games with his friends or playing FIFA on the Xbox when he isn’t working. Additionally, Karlos’ favorite food is pizza, especially if it’s from Two Guys! Karlos’ favorite song is undoubtedly Un Porro by Jauria Santa, and his two favorite sports teams are Paris Saint Germain F.C. and the Vikings. If Karlos could drive any of the CDJR models, he would choose the Dodge Charger. FUN FACT: Karlos’ favorite color is blue!

  • Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

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

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    Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

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

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

  • Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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    Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

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    Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 11/27/1996 – Wylane was born in Casa Grande, Arizona. She grew up with a loving family, which is one reason she is such a loving and wonderful person; she misses her family tremendously. She has been married for 44 years to the same delightful 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 the Continental Automotive Group, and was immediately hired. It has been a perfect fit; she loves life here, and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our family. When she retires, she wants a Welsh Corgi and wants to do nothing but needlework and cook for her family.

  • Stephanie Clegg

    Stephanie Clegg

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Stephanie Clegg

    Stephanie Clegg

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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    Debbie Clifton

    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 Corben

    Mark Corben

    CAG Health, Safety, Maintenance Director

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    Mark Corben

    Mark Corben

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

  • Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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    Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Ziondria Crawford

    Ziondria Crawford

    Billing Clerk

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    Ziondria Crawford

    Ziondria Crawford

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 11/15/2021 – Ziondria is from a small town called Lucky, Louisiana. Ziondria is a herper! She loves to go to reptile conventions and has quite the reptile collection herself: two leopard geckos named Cotton and Skrawberry, a bearded dragon named Kaiyan Jasper, a crested gecko named Shiloh, and a Argentinian tegu named Onyx. Ziondria also enjoys attending anime conventions, hanging out with her friends, cooking for her friends and family, listening to Trippie Redd, and playing video games like Shinobi Striker, ARC, Red Dead Redemption, and the SIMS on her PS4. Ziondria is always down for meals from Asian or Mexican restaurants, and her favorite dish ever is probably Pho. Ziondria is also a fan of traveling and Greenley, Colorado was one of her best trips to date! She loved experiencing wonderful hiking in the mountains paired with all kinds of great nature and wildlife. One day, she’d love to travel to Japan as she has an interest in their culture and food. Ziondria’s mother is her hero – she’s the sweetest person that she knows!

  • Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Darrin Curran

    Darrin Curran

    Parts Specialist

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    Darrin Curran

    Darrin Curran

    Parts Specialist

    Hire Date 07/28/2022 – Bio coming soon!

  • Josh De Ford

    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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    Josh De Ford

    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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

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

  • Mario De La Rosa

    Mario De La Rosa

    Sales Consultant

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    Mario De La Rosa

    Mario De La Rosa

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 9/18/2018 – Mario is from Brownsville, Texas. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2005 and is thankful to his brother who showed him how to enhance his people skills. From his time around cars, he’s sure that the RAM truck is his ultimate dream car. Outside of work, Mario enjoys running the trails in Plano and spending time with his wife and four kids. He never tires of listening to Coldplay, and Paradise is surely his top track.

  • Alison Dollar

    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

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    Alison Dollar

    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 2/24/2020 – Alison is from Lockhart, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 1977. She originally got into the business because she thought it would be interesting–here we are now, still interested in the automotive world! When she’s not working, Alison enjoys hanging out with her kids and grandkids, cooking, gardening, working out, walking the neighborhood, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Zoe. In Austin, Alison loves that everybody is friendly and that the city is beautiful with plenty to do. Her hero is her Pastor: Pastor Randy Phillips, because he is simply “a good man and an awesome Pastor.” Alison roots for the Texas Aggies and someday she’d like to soak up the beauty of Costa Rica.

  • Chad Elser

    Chad Elser

    Finance Manager

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    Chad Elser

    Chad Elser

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 1/10/2019 – Chad is from Arlington, Texas and loves that the weather in this area has everything – the hot, the cold, and everything in between! He’s been in the automotive world for over 20 years and is a second generation auto industry fella. From being in the auto world, Chad has his dream car picked out – a beast of a truck, the TRX RAM. Outside of work, Chad loves doing woodworking projects, getting awesome street tacos, playing Super Mario Brothers on Nintendo, watching Tombstone, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, and looking out for his two street cats, Matlock and Cooper, as well as some chickens. Ralph Hinkley from The Greatest American Hero is Chad’s actual hero per the way he encounters problems with his powers thanks to losing the manual for them, but still manages to save the day. Chad had an awesome time with family fun in the sun in the Bahamas, and hopes to travel to beautiful New Zealand one day. If he could choose anyone, he’d love to have dinner with Clint Eastwood. FUN FACT: Chad is also bilingual – he speaks English and Spanish.

  • Jesus Escamilla

    Jesus Escamilla

    Sales Consultant

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    Jesus Escamilla

    Jesus Escamilla

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 10/29/2019 – Jesus is from Dallas, Texas and he’s glad to be here surrounded by all of his family. He got into the automotive industry back in 2016 thanks to a friend and never looked back! When he’s not working, Jesus enjoys spending time cooking, listening to Metallica, playing Apex on PS4, watching Step Brothers, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, finding great restaurants for prime surf & turf meals, and spending time with his son whenever possible. One day, Jesus plans to travel to Greece per a strong interest in Greek mythology. His mom is his ultimate hero for the way she made it through struggles and still did a fantastic job at raising him all on her own as a tough, funny, sweet, and caring mother. If he could have dinner with anyone, he’d love to sit down with Jeff Bezos to pick his brain, absorb wisdom, and talk about how he made it this far in life. FUN FACT: Jesus would love to have a Charger SRT Redeye Widebody in his garage someday!

  • Eduardo Esmeralda

    Eduardo Esmeralda

    Sales Consultant

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    Eduardo Esmeralda

    Eduardo Esmeralda

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 5/4/2020 – Eduardo is from Mexico and now living life in Dallas, he loves that literally everything you can think of is absolutely great in the DFW area. He’s been in the automotive world for over ten years and loves that working with cars and people is his career. Away from work, Eduardo enjoys sports, listening to music like Sting, rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and finding restaurants for superb Italian food and Mexican food. Eduardo has also seen Good Fellas more than any other film, and never tires of listening to Sting’s hit Fields of Gold. He dreams of riding in a Jeep in either Cabo San Lucas or Cancun to soak up some sun and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Eduardo’s hero is hands-down his father, and at home, Eduardo has two fur-babies, Luka and Fluffy.

  • Joseph Espinoza

    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Aline Ferreira

    Aline Ferreira

    Production Assistant

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    Aline Ferreira

    Aline Ferreira

    Production Assistant

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

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

  • Jose Flores

    Jose Flores

    Sales Manager & Finance Director

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    Jose Flores

    Sales Manager & Finance Director

    Hire Date 11/12/2018 – Jose is a local from Fort Worth, Texas. Jose loves living and working in his hometown area, and loves that you don’t have to go far to experience multiple cultures and diversity. If you’re in the area, Jose recommends trying a medium rare tomahawk steak from Bob’s Steakhouse! He’s been in the automotive world since March 2010 and is thankful that he has a career he enjoys. The 1969 Dodge Challenger is easily his dream Dodge. Outside of work, Jose is all about spending time with his family, cooking, trying foods from around the world, doting on his doberman, Sascha, watching movies – especially the Marvel series, and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. Jose also enjoys traveling anywhere with his family, because no matter the location, the company makes the trip. One day, if given the chance, he’d love to visit outer space. Jose has a diverse taste in music, with two of his favorites being Jay-Z as he is also a great entrepreneur and investor, as well as Louis Armstrong who uniquely and with perfect flow, plays his favorite song, What a Wonderful World. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Leonardo de Vinci to pick his brain on all of his ideas for his interesting works. FUN FACTS: Jose is always down to grill up a mean steak and make some homemade salsa. He’s also known his wife since they were in grade school!

  • Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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

  • Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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    Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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

  • Christopher Geitner

    Christopher Geitner

    Technician/Shop Foreman

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    Christopher Geitner

    Technician/Shop Foreman

    Hire Date 7/20/2019 – Chris is originally from Illinois. He’s been in the automotive world since 1985 and has continually enjoyed learning new things and being challenged in this field. Away from work, Chris loves to spend time with his wife, fly his drone, go shooting, and work around the house doing repairs and such when needed. Chris spent 14 years with the military where he was a training instructor for his unit level, 91b Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. In his time with the military there, he oversaw 25 military personnel for maintenance and repairs. Chris is extremely thankful to all of the military members that have served this country and given their lives for the freedom of the people. FUN FACT: His two favorite movies are Blackhawk Down and American Sniper, and Chris has been referred to as El Diablo.

  • Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Tech Support
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Tech Support
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

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

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    Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

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

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

  • Lizet Gonzales

    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

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    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

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

  • Tiffani Gonzales

    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management

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    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management

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

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

  • Evan Gool

    Evan Gool

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Evan Gool

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    Infrastructure & Risk Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    Infrastructure & Risk Manager

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

  • Laura Granger

    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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    Laura Granger

    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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

  • Hunter Guinn

    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

    Hire Date 5/18/2020 – Hunter is an Austinite whose favorite thing about the city is the nature. He loves that he can be around the business of the city while still being very close to nature and that he literally gets to see it every day. Hunter’s dad’s side of the family is and has been very involved in the automotive industry, dating back to his great grandfather, and now, Hunter’s getting in on the industry himself. When he’s not working, Hunter likes self-proclaimed “nerd stuff” like playing video games, tabletop games, and fantasy and sci-fi genres. He also likes to spend time with his dog, Jack and going swimming in the summertime. Dick Grayson (aka Nightwing and the Original Robin of the Batman series) is his hero–equipped with some qualities that Hunter really admires, especially the way he continually managed to stay optimistic and happy about life despite all the bad things that have happened to him along the way. Lupe Fiasco is Hunter’s favorite artist to listen to, with “Mural” being his favorite song. Hunter also roots for the Houston Rockets. FUN FACT: Hunter grew up swimming competitively and also coached from 16 to 22 years old.

  • Phillip Guzman

    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

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    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

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

  • Jami Hamel

    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

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    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

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

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

  • Linda Hammond

    Linda Hammond

    Service Advisor

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    Linda Hammond

    Linda Hammond

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 11/10/2021 – Linda is from Port Hueneme, CA, right next to Oxnard – which is where the Cowboys go for training! In 1988, Linda was newly married, had just moved to a new state, and was in need of a job. She found herself in a receptionist position within the automotive world and never really looked back from there. She now happily drives her third Chrysler 300C. In her free time, Linda enjoys hanging out with her man and her dogs, reading, doing puzzles, watching NASCAR & Netflix, listening to Home Free and pretty much anything from the 70’s & 80’s music era. Around the DFW, Linda would recommend going to Uncle Julio’s for tasty Mexican meals and to Salt Grass for a good steak. FUN FACT: Linda once went to Bermuda for FREE, thanks to one of her husband’s work trips! It’s easily one of her top travel memories.

  • Ty Hammonds

    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller

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    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller

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

  • Jeff Hand

    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

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    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

    Hire Date 9/30/2015 – Jeff is a long-time Austinite and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2009. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys biking, music, and reading. He enjoys helping everyone with their insurance needs and is available at 512-380-7474 to assist you with your home, auto, boat, motorcycle, life, or other insurance needs.

  • Genny Hardeman Hill

    Genny Hardeman Hill

    Dealer

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    Genny Hardeman Hill

    Dealer

    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, little James, sweet baby Margot, and their three dogs. You might recognize her, she’s the girl jogging around the neighborhood, pushing a stroller with one hand and holding two dogs with the other. Her favorite things in life are James and Margot, who come to the dealership with her almost every day and love to smile at everyone that stops by their office to say hi.

  • James Hardeman-Hill

    James Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    James Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

    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 INFINITI’s coffee bar. Now that James has been accepted to preschool, his presence has decreased, but he still attends monthly management meetings to stay up-to-date on dealership operations. He’ll be the one sweeping the floors, pulling parts and detailing cars during his teens. So say hi!

  • Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

    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 Austin INFINITI’s coffee bar and cruising around the showroom.

  • Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • William B.  Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

    Hire Date 7/18/1981 (Will) – William B. is an Austin recreationalist: an avid cyclist, triathlete, competitive skier, and outdoorsman who enjoys all the air, land, and water that Austin has to offer. These activities have made William B. more in tune with local environmental issues, and in his construction and development focus at the Continental Automotive Group, William B. brings with him a strong commitment to preserving Austin’s natural beauty. William B. grew up in west Austin and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Alex Harrington

    Alex Harrington

    Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Alex Harrington

    Technician
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 10/3/2018 – Alex is from Arlington, Texas. Back in 2011, he had been working at Schlotzsky’s where life brought him face-to-face with a Service Director who saw something special in Alex. He was given an opportunity to join the automotive world then and hasn’t looked back! Outside of work, Alex enjoys hanging out with his daughter and wife to fly kites and climb jungle gyms at parks in the area. They currently have five extremely close-knit dogs, a pair of lab/German shepherd mixes who are father and son, a boxer/rottweiler mix, a blue pitbull, and a red heeler/Chihuahua mix. In the DFW area, Alex likes knowing that so much is available close-by, including pool halls. Alex and his wife actually both play pool and met at Regionals! If Alex could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose to have one more meal with his mom who passed away when he was just 17. To have more time with her now that he’s grown up and has a family of his own would be an absolute dream. Alex is thankful that he has his dad and looks up to him for his tough-love and logical, manichean views. He’s down to celebrate more things in life at Benihanas, and gets a kick out of using vacation days for beach trips down in Galveston to build sand castles. One day though, he’d love to plan a trip to New Zealand to experience less buildings and more scenery. Alex grew up playing soccer in the DFW area for Solar Red and relishes his soccer days through cheering on the USA team during the World Cup. Alex never tires of watching the Home Alone series every year around the holidays and his top tracks are Unwell and Bent by Matchbox Twenty. FUN FACT: Alex’s grandpa had owned a drag strip and that is where Alex first became interested in cars at all and the 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT – white exterior, light brown interior, and silver chrome wheels – is his picture perfect dream car.

  • Jason Heimbecker

    Jason Heimbecker

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Jason Heimbecker

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Karina Hernandez Gonzalez

    Karina Hernandez Gonzalez

    Sales Coordinator

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    Karina Hernandez Gonzalez

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 5/6/2020 – Karina is from Arlington, Texas. She’s been in the automotive world since she was just 17 years old, and first gained an insight to the industry from her dad who worked for an auto body and paint shop. While she does consider herself a car enthusiast, the real reason she joined the team here at FLCDJR, was because she loved the way the people treated her when she bought her car here! She’s grateful to be in a welcoming place where she also gets to learn something new every day. Outside of work, Karina loves hiking the trails with her friends and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. In the DFW, Karina would encourage you to try a dish called La Parrillada Mexicana from El Ranchito Arlington. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is simply amazing! FUN FACT: Karina’s dream truck is the Dodge Laramie 2500.

  • Maria Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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    Maria Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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

  • Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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

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

  • Joyce Hornor

    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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

    April Horton

    Accounting Clerk

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    April Horton

    April Horton

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 1/29/2020 – April is from Dallas, Texas and loves that there are endless things to do here. If you’re looking for a great chicken fried steak, April will tell you that Po Melvin’s in Irving is the spot! She’s been in the automotive industry since 2017 and has enjoyed all of the different teams she’s had the opportunity to work alongside. Outside of work, April enjoys swimming and barbecuing with family, playing Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch, rooting for the Texas Rangers, online shopping, going to the lake, and hanging out with her two dogs, Hank the basset hound, and Molly the goldendoodle. April is grateful to have such an amazing mom who is her biggest supporter and who she considers as her strong backbone. One of the best trips April ever went on was to Saint Helens, Oregon where she was able to attend the Halloweentown festival which is the location of where her favorite movie (Halloweentown) was filmed! One day, April would also like to travel to New York City during the holidays to see the city all lit up with lights. Her dream car vision includes riding in a Jeep Grand Cherokee L while listening to her favorite Koe Wetzel playlist.

  • Heather Horton

    Heather Horton

    Photographer

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    Heather Horton

    Photographer

    Hire Date 7/1/2020 – Heather is from Carrollton, Texas. She loves being in the DFW area because there is so much to do and there’s truly something for everyone. She’d recommend trying the crawfish from Nate’s Seafood over in Addison. Outside of work, Heather enjoys making art, kayaking, being outdoors, listening to music (live or at home) and taking on DIY projects. While she’d like to travel to more places, Heather recalls fond memories of getting married in New Orleans where she was able to take in the culture, history, food, music, and architecture. Heather is a fan of the Dallas Stars, loves riding in her wife’s Jeep Renegade, and has a few awesome pets – Ringo Star, a corgi/Australian shepherd mix, and two cats, ZJ and Drezden.

  • Renee Howard

    Renee Howard

    Service Coordinator

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    Renee Howard

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 1/10/2022 – Renee comes to us from Houston, Texas. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her husband and her friends by playing video games together! Renee and her husband managed to get their hands on a PS5 and they love playing all kinds of games on it. Interestingly enough, they have met many of their friends from all around the world through gaming! If she could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, Renee would invite her mother. She would love nothing more than for her mom to meet her husband and laugh at all of his silly jokes. FUN FACT: At home, Renee has several cats whom she loves dearly.

  • Bernard "BJ" Jackson

    Bernard "BJ" Jackson

    Finance Manager

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    Bernard "BJ" Jackson

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 2/23/2022 – BJ is an upbeat guy from Little Rock, Arkansas. His cousin’s best friend is an NBA Hall of Famer who bought several dealerships, which sparked BJ’s interest in working in the automotive industry. 20 plus years later, he has loved being part of this business and is very excited to be joining the Forest Lane CDJR family! Outside of work, BJ has a passion for music. He even has a home studio, where he spends his free time singing and recording! His favorite musical artists have to be Luther Vandross and Jay-Z. When it comes to food, BJ loves a good Tomahawk steak from Bob’s Steakhouse, but there’s nothing quite like a good home-cooked soul food meal. He also loves to travel and has had the pleasure of visiting several destinations like Dubai, Hawaii, Jamaica, Amsterdam, Paris. BJ even got to travel to Brazil for the Olympics! BJ’s favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption, and he is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan (DC4L!). When asked who his hero is, BJ said his mom and dad because they have always been his rock. FUN FACT: BJ is a fun, happy guy that loves people and wouldn’t change it for the world. If you have the chance of seeing him around, don’t hesitate to say hello!

  • Pierro Jackson

    Pierro Jackson

    Sales Consultant

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    Pierro Jackson

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 1/18/2021 – Pierro was born and raised right here in Dallas. For fun, Pierro enjoys helping people get into vehicles that are right for them, composing music, finding great spots for chicken and dumplings, and rooting for the DFW area sports teams – Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers. Pierro likes all kinds of music and Imagine by John Lennon is his top track. He’s very inspired by Bruce Lee and truly thinks that he made the best martial arts movies ever. Pierro enjoys taking trips to Galveston and hopes to make a trip to Africa someday, too.

  • Dalia Jimenez

    Dalia Jimenez

    Billing/Title Clerk

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    Dalia Jimenez

    Billing/Title Clerk

    Hire Date 9/10/2018 – Dalia is a Scorpio who was born in Mexico and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She’s been in the automotive world since 2008 and it was all thanks to her sister-in-law. Dalia loves that she has the chance to learn something new every single day in this position! Outside of work, Dalia enjoys spending time with her family, avoiding the Dallas traffic as much as possible, hanging out with her Australian shepherd/pitbull mix named Suez, and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. She loves getting to be with her husband and their two children, especially for cookouts together. Every day, Dalia is thankful for her mom. She is inspired by the way she raised six children, single-handedly and always showed her that no matter the situation, never give up. FUN FACT: Dalia’s dream Jeep is a hot pink Wrangler Rubicon!

  • Tiffani John

    Tiffani John

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2021

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    Tiffani John

    Tiffani John

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 4/18/2019 – Tiffani is from Dallas, Texas. She loves how you can do something different in each city of the DFW – however, downtown Dallas is her favorite place to visit. Tiffani’s been in the automotive industry for nearly ten years now and originally got into the BDC when her uncle was the GM of a dealership. Tiffani can also easily tell you that her dream car is surely a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Outside of work, Tiffani  enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing poetry, listening to music like the News Boys, making dinner plans at Benihanas, and taking her kids on adventures just about every weekend. She’d love to travel to Jamaica and Trinidad to see her family there, and also fondly recalls one of the best trips she ever went on was visiting her grandmother in New York. Tiffani was able to experience the mix of cultural cuisines there, such as Caribbean, Cuban, and Indian, and she was able to try out the subways and go shopping, too! FUN FACT: Tiffani’s favorite movie is Coming to America! Classic.

  • Deyanira Juarez

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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    Deyanira Juarez

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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

  • Sia Kamalipour

    Sia Kamalipour

    Sales Consultant

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    Sia Kamalipour

    Sia Kamalipour

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 06/14/2022 – Sia is from Dallas, Texas, and has been working in the automotive industry since the early ’90s! He says the best thing about Dallas is that it is a big city with endless opportunities. Sia is a family man, so if he’s not working, he’s likely spending quality time with his loved ones. As for some favorites, Sia loves Mexican cuisine, he roots for the Dallas Cowboys,  and he is a huge fan of all the old rock bands like Pink Floyd and Queen. Additionally, Sia says he always has fun visiting Mexico and hopes to vacation there again very soon. When asked who his hero is, Sia mentioned his son because of how smart and well-behaved he is. FUN FACT: Sia is always super motivated to take care of business and get stuff done!

  • Michael Keck

    Michael Keck

    System Administrator

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    Michael Keck

    System Administrator

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

  • Kumary Keil

    Kumary Keil

    Sales Coordinator

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    Kumary Keil

    Kumary Keil

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 7/2/2015 – Kumary was born in Miami, Florida, moved to Austin when she was 8, and was raised in Guatemala. She can speak both English and Spanish, which she says is very useful. She enjoys anything outdoors. Her favorite movie is The Dark Knight and her favorite food is pizza. Yellowstone has been her favorite place that she’s visited so far, and she says it had beautiful scenery and she loved the weather.

  • Julie Kelly

    Julie Kelly

    Wellness Coach

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    Julie Kelly

    Wellness Coach

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

  • Kacnyca Khem

    Kacnyca Khem

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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    Kacnyca Khem

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Kacnyca is a native Texan who moved to Austin in 2016. In her free time, you’ll likely find Kacnyca conducting culinary experiments, indulging in video games, or headbanging to rowdy tunes. She is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys living in a city that hosts a variety of motorsport events.

  • Megan Lassiter

    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable

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    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable

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

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

  • Lisa Litchfield

    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator

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    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator

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

  • Liz Lopez

    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

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    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

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

  • Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Sommer Marcy

    Sommer Marcy

    Sales Consultant

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    Sommer Marcy

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 8/31/2020 – Sommer grew up in multiple cities across the US and is thankful to have such an awesome woman as her mom and inspiration. She’s close to her family and would say that home-cooked meals at her sister’s house are better than any restaurant she can think of. In her free time, Sommer enjoys boats, planes, fast cars, all kinds of music, and being in the sunshine. Her travel history includes an amazing trip to Micronesia where she was able to experience exotic marine life. FUN FACT: Sommer’s dream Dodge is the Challenger Super Stock.

  • Rita Martinez

    Rita Martinez

    Receptionist

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    Rita Martinez

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 2/7/2022 – Rita was born and raised right here in Dallas, Texas, and she loves how diverse it is here! In her free time she loves practicing yoga, running, hiking, and exploring new restaurants with her friends and family. Ramen is Rita’s all-time favorite food, and she would one day love to travel to Mykonos, Greece to explore it’s beautiful beaches! FUN FACT- Rita has a Chihuahua named Baby Girl.

  • Rachel Massey

    Rachel Massey

    Sales Coordinator

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    Rachel Massey

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 5/6/2019 – Rachel was born in Indiana and moved to Texas in 2002. She loves that there are so many options to choose from when it comes to the DFW area, and has enjoyed opening her eyes to so many kinds of people, places, and things she hadn’t known before living here. Rachel’s been in the automotive world since 2019 and highly enjoys the challenges that this industry brings. Her life is primarily consumed by being a single mother to four amazing children and she loves spending time with her family, listening to all kinds of music, being outdoors, and enjoying time with their three cats. Occasionally, Rachel and her kids will play Call of Duty on her phone where they have competitions among themselves to see who is best – her son, Haakim, pretty much wins every time! Rachel is thankful to her late father for showing her how to the best parent she can be, through ways of always taking responsibility for herself, her actions, and her family. FUN FACT: Rachel’s favorite car is either the Jeep Wrangler or a RAM truck… decisions, decisions!

    Rachel’s Favorite Book: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    “It’s her autobiography, and tells her story to success. It’s uplifting to know that someone can fight through all she has been through, and still reach her goals in life.”

  • Chloe McKenna

    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

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    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

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

  • Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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

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

  • Dana Menace

    Dana Menace

    Sales Consultant

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    Dana Menace

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 6/1/2021 – Dana is originally from Indiana. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2002 and enjoys being in the field. Outside of work, Dana loves to travel! Miami was one of the top spots he’s visited and would say that thanks to the people there. One day, Dana would like to go out of the country to beachy places like Costa Rica. Around the DFW area, Dana loves that there are so many great places to grab a bite to eat. He’d recommend Kitchen + Kocktails, a unique comfort food restaurant that offers an assortment of fried foods, waffles, and all of your Southern faves. FUN FACT: Dana roots for the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Chris Misenhelter

    Chris Misenhelter

    Master Technician

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    Chris Misenhelter

    Master Technician

    Hire Date 10/1/2018 – Chris got his first dealership job back in 1988. His dream truck is the first year TRX, and he’ll add that he’s not picky, he’d take one in any color combo! Above all others, Chris enjoys the Fast and Furious series and gets a kick out of seeing so many Mopar cars in them.  In the DFW area, Chris is thankful that the economy is thriving the way it is and is glad that it is so central to the rest of the United States. He enjoys traveling and has been all over the place. One of the more recent places in mind that he enjoyed was Sedona, Arizona where his niece got married. FUN FACT: Chris is almost always down to grab a bite to eat from Razzoo’s!

  • Johanna Monterola

    Johanna Monterola

    Sales Coordinator

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    Johanna Monterola

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 11/2/2020 – Johanna has been in the automotive world since 2018 and she loves it. Outside of work she enjoys partaking in recreational activities whenever possible. Johanna is grateful to her father, her hero, because she is who she is today all thanks to him. One day, Johanna would like to travel to Hawaii because its beauty looks similar to Venezuela. Johanna loves the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and dreams of the 2022 model!

  • Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Payable

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    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Payable

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

  • Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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

  • Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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

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

  • Michelle Overton

    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

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    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

    Hire Date 6/8/2006 – Michelle grew up just up the road in Georgetown, TX. After graduating from UT, she started with CAG in 2006. She can be found spending her free time with her husband Dano, their baby, three cats, and one goofy little dog.

  • Jessica Palomares

    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Chayse Pearson

    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Fernando Pena

    Fernando Pena

    Sales Consultant

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    Fernando Pena

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 4/27/2022 – Fernando is from Durango, Mexico, and his favorite thing to do outside of work is shopping! As for his favorites, Fernando loves Mexican food, his top pick artists are Chalino Sanchez and Beto Quintanilla, he roots for the Dallas Cowboys, and he loves the Ram TRX. One day, Fernando would love to travel to Egypt so he can visit the infamous pyramids they have there. At home, Fernando has a black cat with a white stripe on his head whose name is Zorrillo, which translates to “skunk”! FUN FACT: Fernando speaks Mandarin Chinese!

  • Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Hunter Perrin

    Hunter Perrin

    Sales Consultant

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    Hunter Perrin

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 5/4/2022 – Hunter is from Farmersville, Texas, and is thrilled to be joining the Forest Lane CDJR family! In his spare time, Hunter enjoys playing poker for fun and playing Apex Legends on the Xbox. When it comes to food, Hunter says you can never really go wrong with Texas Roadhouse! It has always been a dream of his to visit Colombia and hopes to take a vacation there sometime in the future. As for some more favorites, Hunter’s top-pick song to listen to is “Middle of a Memory” by Cole Swindell, and he roots for the Dallas Cowboys! At home, Hunter has two adorable dogs – an American Bully and a Doberman, both girls! FUN FACT: Hunter’s favorite model here at Forest Lane CDJR is the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

  • Guillermo Quezada

    Guillermo Quezada

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

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    Guillermo Quezada

    Guillermo Quezada

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 11/19/2018 – Guillermo is from San Diego, California and has been in the automotive world since 2012. Around the DFW area, Guillermo loves that the people are traditional and the cost of living is fair! He enjoys playing piano, singing, and attending church on Sundays. Listening to Carlos Santana, finding great places for carne asada burritos or fries, and rooting for the Buffalo Bills are some things he’s passionate about. Guillermo’s been to the gorgeous gulf shores of Alabama and has plans to travel to Cancun in his future to experience fresh fruit waters while taking in the beautiful ocean sceneries. Guillermo is inspired by Jesus and in an effort to live toward a path of only ever aiming at making things better, you can just about always catch Guillermo in a positive mood! He has a deep love of people, learning new things, and teaching, too. FUN FACT: Guillermo’s favorite movie is Beat Street and he even used to be an old school break dancer in the ’80s!

  • Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

    Web Content Editor
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

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    Shelby Rae

    Web Content Editor
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby is an old soul. She’s a pure creative who sees the emotions in all medium of arts and partakes in many, too. For CAG, Shelby works on finding ways to make our websites more appealing and easier to use. She’s excelled at previous roles within the company and achieved CAG’s Employee of the Year “Top Gun” Award twice during her tenure. From inventory photographer to graphic designer, and now to editor, Shelby aims to make things better along the way. World Class is the goal, and high performance is the role. Outside of CAG, Shelby lives under a handful of pine trees with her family in Bastrop and you can always find the lyrical works of Mac Miller in her recently played tunes.
  • Mark Ramos

    Mark Ramos

    Parts Counterman

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    Mark Ramos

    Parts Counterman

    Hire Date 10/6/2021 – Mark is from Fort Worth, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 2013. One of his favorite vacation spots on the planet is Cancun, Mexico. In his free time, Mark roots for the Saint Louis Cardinals and enjoys kicking back with his three huskies.

  • Hilary Razo

    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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

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

  • Conner Redlin

    Conner Redlin

    Executive Assistant

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    Conner Redlin

    Conner Redlin

    Executive Assistant

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

  • Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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    Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2020

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    Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2020

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

  • Meredith Rials

    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

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    Meredith Rials

    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 12/28/2020 – Meredith is an Austinite whose favorite thing is that there is always something to do! She loves Chuy’s, baking, and hanging out with her dogs, Kate the shih tzu mix and Gomez the yorkie mix. One of her top bucket list items is to visit all of the national parks on a very, very, very long road trip.

  • Javier Rivera

    Javier Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

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    Javier Rivera

    Javier Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Erbey Romero

    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

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    Erbey Romero

    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

    Hire Date 4/7/2021 – Erbey is an Austinite who loves the people here more than anything else. He enjoys being a team player and keeping up the facilities so the rest of the teams at CAG can do their best. He applies a passed down piece of wisdom from his dad every day: any and everything has a way to be accomplished. When he’s not working, Erbey enjoys riding his motorcycle, listening to live music, eating oysters from Captain Benny’s, and putting his family first – “happy wife, happy life” is his motto! He also enjoys listening to The Beatles and no longer plays video games, thanks to the fact that he can no longer beat his kids. Erbey would like to visit Spain someday, definitely to check out the food scene. At home, Erbey and his family have two dogs: a feisty little yorkie named Harley, and the friendliest pitbull, Gucci.

  • Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

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

  • Jordyn Runte

    Jordyn Runte

    Internal Service Writer
    Top Gun 2021

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    Jordyn Runte

    Jordyn Runte

    Internal Service Writer
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 7/6/2020 – Jordyn is from Flower Mound, Texas. Her journey in the automotive world began in 2020 when she decided to test the waters and see what it’s about. Fast forward to now, she absolutely loves being part of this business! Jordyn’s favorite genre of music is undoubtedly country music, and she says Joe T Garcias in Fort Worth has the best Mexican cuisine. When asked about the best vacation she’s ever been on, Jordyn said nothing beats the trip she went on to Cancun with her best friends. The Harry Potter movies are Jordyn’s favorite, and she says she will always have a soft spot in her heart for that series. FUN FACT – Jordyn has a total of 4 dogs at home! Their names are Oakley, Alto, Stanley, and Mia.

  • Cameron Sandolph

    Cameron Sandolph

    Sales Consultant

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    Cameron Sandolph

    Cameron Sandolph

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 06/09/2022 – Cameron was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been in the automotive industry since 2020! His college mentor saw how great Cameron was doing in a sales position at his previous job and persuaded him to join the automotive business. Fast forward to now, he hasn’t looked back! Cameron’s favorite thing about the Dallas area is how big and diverse it is. When he’s not busy selling cars, Cameron enjoys traveling, watching football, racing and upgrading his car, and teaching himself new things. When asked about his favorite music, Cameron had a hard time choosing just one favorite, but he loves rap music and his favorite song is “It’s On” by Soulja Slim. When it comes to food, Cameron’s favorite dish is red beans and rice, so it’s safe to say he sticks to his New Orleans roots! He also loves Dominican Mofongo, and interestingly enough, Cameron once got to travel to The Dominican Republic and says that it was cool being in a foreign country alone to try out his Spanish skills. He hopes to travel to more Spanish-speaking countries in the future! As for some more favorites, Cameron’s top-pick movie is New Jack City, he roots for The Pittsburgh Steelers and The Pittsburgh Pirates, and his dream car is the 1970 Dodge Charger. FUN FACT: Ever since watching “Dukes of Hazard”, Cameron has loved the Dodge product and has experience selling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram vehicles in 5 different cities across 2 states! He has also owned 3 Dodge Charger SRTs of his own, and his mother had a Dodge when he was growing up. Needless to say, Cameron knows a lot about the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram products and has a true passion for them!

  • Jim Schankel

    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

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    Jim Schankel

    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 7/12/2021 – Jim is from Cypress, Texas. Outside of work, he’s big into being outdoors for activities like cycling and camping. His most fond travel memories come from a Hawaiian cruise he ventured.

  • Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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    Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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

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

  • Jeffrey Tang

    Jeffrey Tang

    Level 2 Tech Support

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    Jeffrey Tang

    Jeffrey Tang

    Level 2 Tech Support

    Hire Date 7/5/2017 – Jeff has lived in Austin for his entire life, aside from that one time when he was born in Arizona. He likes board games, card games, and video games. He’s a soccer fan and a Liverpool F.C. supporter. So far, he’s been to Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, and one day, he’d like to visit Europe.

    Jeff’s Favorite Book: Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura

  • Joy Tilley

    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

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    Joy Tilley

    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Joy is from Boulder, Colorado. She worked for CAG previously, and she can easily say that she missed the automotive industry and is happy to be home. When she’s not working, Joy likes going hiking, biking, walking, gardening, and having water balloon fights with her boys. She’s a fan of music and highly recommends catching a show at Red Rocks in Golden Colorado if you have the chance. She loved taking her boys skiing in Colorado when they were young, and now, Joy’s got her eye on trips to two very different locations: Hawaii and Alaska. At home, Joy has quite the zoo! She has 2 dogs, Juliet & Sage, a cat named Bo, a 25-year-old African Gray parrot named Buddy, and coming soon… fish for her garden pond! FUN FACT: Joy once built a 6’x12′ playscape for her boys and a wedding cake in the same week!

  • Sirfoss Toaiva

    Sirfoss Toaiva

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Sirfoss Toaiva

    Sirfoss Toaiva

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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    Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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

  • Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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    Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Jack Vaughan

    Jack Vaughan

    Data Analyst

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    Jack Vaughan

    Jack Vaughan

    Data Analyst

    Hire Date 09/01/2022 – Jack is from Bedford, Texas, a small town located just outside of Dallas. He loves Austin for its beautiful greenery and the fact that there are many natural elements incorporated into the cityscape. In his free time, Jack enjoys playing guitar, reading, and terrorizing his cat (playfully, of course!). His favorite movie is Inception, and if Jack could invite one person to dinner, he would choose his grandpa. FUN FACT: Jack roots for Liverpool F.C.

    Jack’s favorite book – Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Sales Coordinator

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    Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Sales Coordinator

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

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

  • Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2020

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    Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 1/14/2019 – Ben grew up wake surfing and snowboarding in Reno, NV, and headed to Austin in April 2017 for more job opportunities and a better economy. He’s always been a car guy and is fond of all kinds of racing, the F1 and performance car world, and keeping up with cars in general. Ben’s also quite the adrenaline junkie and one day, he’d like to give wingsuit base jumping a shot. Apart from his work with CAG, Ben is also a videographer–and a foodie–and his youtube channel (@sirbenv) combines both of those facts! He draws a lot of inspiration from Bach, Bobby Flay, Bowie, and Warhol.

    Ben’s Favorite Book: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
    “When I was a teenager, my Dad encouraged me to read the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” He told me that we both share the same stubbornness at times and that if I decide to pursue a successful career in business I would need to be able to adapt to constant change. Up until that point I was an avid reader but most of my reading came from sci-fi and fantasy books. This was my first self development book, and I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging it was and how much I was able to take a away from it. WMMC really taught me a lot about myself and gave me a new perspective on how to navigate the world. I later went on to read another one of Spencer’s books that he co-authored called “The One Minute Manager”. To this day, that is my favorite book pertaining to leadership. It is simple, clear and effective.”

  • Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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    Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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    Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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

  • Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Title Clerk

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    Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Title Clerk

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

  • Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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    Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Marc Zaha

    Marc Zaha

    Master Technician

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    Marc Zaha

    Marc Zaha

    Master Technician

    Hire Date 9/17/2018 – Marc has been an automotive technician since 2009. He first got into the field thanks to the simple fact that vehicles are interesting! Marc works for fun and knows that his dream car is clearly a ’70 Dodge Charger, black on black. Marc also enjoys kicking back to watch horror/sci fi movies with his couch potato labrador, Harley. FUN FACT: Marc has 13 tattoos – so far – and his favorite one might just be the grease monkey he has on his arm. (Don’t tell the others!)