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.
Hire Date 9/4/2018 – Jhoan is from Mesquite, Texas where he enjoys getting to be around his parents and family. Jhoan enjoys listening to tracks from Eminem and J. Cole – and is even getting to see J. Cole live on October 11, 2021! In his free time, Jhoan likes to play soccer, root for Barcelona, spend time with his white and brown pitbull Nina, and playing video games like COD and Warzone on his Xbox. Someday, Jhoan would like to visit Japan because of how cool and futuristic the city looks.
Hire Date 4/6/2015 – Ana is a smart young lady who graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelors in Food Service Management and an Associates in Baking and Pastry Arts. Ana and her furbaby Sami have traveled up and down the East Coast but their hearts are deep in the heart of Texas! You can find Ana by the sparkle in her eyes or pretty much anywhere on her. Ana was proud to announce the arrival of her first born son on July 1st, 2016. She welcomed her sweet baby boy, Andrew Angel…look out world!
Hire Date 2/22/2021 – Robyn is a local Austinite. Her favorite thing about Austin is that it’s her home, plus she loves the way that music is so important to the city. Music is a big part of Robyn’s life: her favorite artists are Elton John and Talking Heads, she loves to attend live music events, she likes to play Rockband on her old Nintendo Wii, her favorite movie is School of Rock, and if she could hang out with anyone, she’d choose the star of that movie–Jack Black! Robyn was drawn to the automotive world thanks to the reliance that so many people have on vehicles. When she’s not working, Robyn enjoys movie or board game nights with her friends. She also has a goal number of how many books she would like to read this year, so a lot of free time is spent diving into ink-ridden pages! Robyn was able to travel throughout Paris, London, and Amsterdam in Europe when she was younger and she loved every minute of it. One day, she’d like to head back over to see Italy and Greece to check out the ruins of those old civilizations. FUN FACT: Robyn is always down for a bite to eat from a good burger joint and has an awesome Great Dane named Bowser.
Hire Date 5/10/2021 – Hannah is from Omaha, Nebraska. In her free time, she enjoys working out, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with friends. Hannah is well-traveled and would say that Ibiza and Paris were her favorite places to visit, with destinations like Brazil, London, and New York next on her list. Hannah roots for the Denver Broncos, is always down to watch the Joker, and gets her groove on listening to Riptide by Vance Joy. FUN FACT: Hannah is a certified personal trainer and is currently going to school to become a pilot!
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.
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.
Hire Date 9/12/2018 – Marcos fits right in around the DFW area as a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. Outside of work, Marcos enjoys going to the ranch to go fishing at the pond there and do some target shooting. He listens to a lot of music, but these are some of the top artists you would find on his playlists: ACDC, Metallica, Corridos, UGK, and Zero. At home, Marcos has two German shepherds who enjoy going for walks and playing fetch. As for 2021, they are expecting a litter of adorable puppies!
Hire Date 1/27/2020 – Haley is from Denville, New Jersey and she was excited to start her automotive journey thanks to her parents who are both in the automotive world. Between working and attending school, Haley likes to enjoy hanging out with her sweet Tuxedo cat named Mittens, or Mitty for short, or spending some free time with her friends. Together, Haley and her friends love to go out to dinner and take photos in photogenic locations. In Austin, Haley is a big fan of how diverse and funky it is here. She especially loves how unique it is here and how it’s not required to spend any money in order to have fun! While her dad is her hero for raising her, Ariana Grande is surely her idol. Haley even got to see Ariana on her Sweetener World Tour in Dallas, noting that it “was the most magical moment” of her life thus far. FUN FACT: Haley’s dad and his sister were originally adopted from Kansas, however, his sister, Haley’s aunt is originally from Mexico. Her aunt also married a man from Lebanon, so Haley has an extremely diverse family!
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Billing Clerk - Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020
Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Jacki was born and raised in El Paso, TX. Looking for more adventure and opportunities, she officially began calling Austin home in 2004. Jacki now has 3 sons who keep her life very interesting and extremely busy, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! In their spare time, they like to hang out with their “giant” Chihuahua mix, Marley (another boy), going to the greenbelt, hitting up music festivals, farmers markets, and exploring all that Austin has to offer. One day Jacki hopes to travel the world.
Hire Date coming soon! – Hector is originally from Mexico and around the DFW area, he suggests getting a bite to eat from Mexican Sugar, Hugo’s Invitados, and Texas Roadhouse. Outside of work, he enjoys playing sand volleyball, exploring new places to eat and meet people, going horseback riding, and finding places to go off-roading in his Wrangler! He could listen to Luke Bryan every day, has seen Tombstone more times than he can remember, and roots for the San Francisco 49ers. Hector enjoys traveling and has loved vacationing in several beachy destinations in Mexico like Cancun, Manzanillo, and Mazatlan. Someday, he hopes to go sight-seeing in the beautiful outdoors of North Carolina. Hector is thankful for his father who has always done everything in his power to be a provider, friends, husband, and father. At home, Hector enjoys hanging out with his two dogs, a labrador named Boomer, and a French bulldog named Napoleon.
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.
Hire Date 6/28/1993 – Jennifer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but it wasn’t long until she moved to the great state of Texas! She moved to the Austin area her freshman year of high school in her glory days where she was an undercover basketball star. She now resides in Pflugerville, Texas with her husband Keith, daughter Briana, son Keanu and her two interesting cats. In her spare time, she likes to cook and spend time with family. She also likes daydreaming about John Travolta, and one day meeting John Bon Jovi. She loves Italian food and hopes to one day travel to Italy. Her favorite aisle at the grocery store is the produce section and she has a love for chili peppers. Her favorite time of year is Autumn. Although Jennifer and her kids attended the same high school, they still think she’s the coolest mom ever. Aside from her curly red hair and an unmistakable laugh, she has other great assets that contribute to making CAG the company it is today.
Hire Date 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.
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.
Hire Date 7/8/2019 – Sherry was born in Houston and later spent 21 years out in Big Spring, the “Crossroads of West Texas”. For nearly 30 years she’s been doing title work and accounting. When she’s not working, Sherry likes to spend time with her family, which includes 3 kids, all married, and 7 grandkids. She also likes to play mind games, like puzzles and word puzzles, and watch sports–especially if it’s the Astros, Cowboys, or pro golfers, Tiger and Jason Day. Sherry is also a huge animal person. She currently has Ellie, a Cavachon (a mix of Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Bichon frise). Sherry suspects that Ellie may have more spaniel in her mix, as she’s an extremely playful and energetic little dog!
Hire Date 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 (now, the GM of Austin INFINITI). From receptionist, she then bounced around CAG, and today she works as a Marketing Consultant for all of CAG! If you can’t get enough of her from the informative videos on the web, then you can often find her at Matt’s El Rancho, her favorite Mexican food restaurant in Austin.
Hire Date 7/24/2017 – Born and raised in San Antonio, Lisa arrived in Austin in May 2017. She has a BA in Organizational Communication and Sociology, and when she’s not working, she enjoys being with her three dogs, attending film and music festivals, and spending time with family. Lisa is quite the adrenaline junkie, and someday she plans to run with the bulls in Spain! FUN FACT: Lisa was voted class clown in high school.
Hire Date 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.
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!
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Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Ana is originally from California but has been living in Austin since 2007. She has a young daughter who is the light of her life. When she’s off, her and her daughter spend quality time together and enjoy walking along the greenbelt and hiking. Ana loves chocolate and would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if she could!
Hire Date 4/12/2021 – Nio is from Houston, and he is a big fan of the energy and the weather in Austin. He’s looking forward to doing whatever he can to help clients make their dreams a reality. Anytime he’s not working, Nio is likely writing and creating music for his artist persona, Nio Sevens. He’s conquered a lot internally over the span of 2020 and is thankful to be able to see himself as his own hero these days. Nio never tires of eating meals like mac & cheese and salmon, listening to Kendrick Lamar, and playing Apex Legends on PS4. He wants to travel to Seattle one day, and believes that the ’08 Phoenix Suns were the best of the best when it comes down to sports teams. Overall, energy is everything to Nio, and he always wants to give out energy at the same level of what he expects in return–reciprocity is mandatory in life.
Hire Date 11/27/1996 – Wylane was born in Casa Grande, Arizona. She grew up with a loving family, which is one reason she is such a loving and wonderful person; she misses her family tremendously. She has been married for 44 years to the same delightful 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.
Hire Date 6/29/1992 – Debbie was born and raised in Texas, and came to Austin in 1984. Debbie has been in the car business since 85′ and is grateful to have been with CAG since 92′. She loves getting to travel around and visit her son, who is a Master Sergeant in the US Airforce. He has been stationed in Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Guam, and Korea, so she has had some great trips while visiting him! Debbie enjoys all of the time she gets to spend with her 5 grandkids, and has very happy memories of getting to watch her oldest grandson play baseball and watch him and his teammates grow up together. The one thing she is looking forward to more than anything, even more than her own retirement, is the retirement of her son from the Airforce, so that he can move back home.
Hire Date 11/27/2006 – Mark owned his own general contracting business and worked for Mr. Hardeman and the Continental Automotive Group for many years before becoming a full time employee in November 2006. Mark says that during his time as a contractor he noticed what a wonderful company this was, and he wanted to become a part of the team. Mark has been the CAG Health and Safety Manager for over four years now. 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.
Hire Date 9/10/2018 – Chris is local to Dallas and has been in the automotive world since 2005 all thanks to a passion for cars since he was a kid. Chris enjoys being in the DFW area because most of his family and friends live here. He loves that there’s always a party, a birthday, a cookout, or something fun going on. His favorite song Streets on Beats is sung by his favorite artist South Park Mexican, who is a native Texan as well. Outside of work, Chris likes spending his time taking his wife to new restaurants. One of their favorite finds is Roti Grill, where the chicken masala is the best! At home, Chris has a bull terrier (aka the Target dog) named Bullet. Chris has two dream cars: the 1967 Dodge Charger and the 2021 392 Jeep Wrangler. FUN FACTS: Chris is a Dallas Cowboys fan and his favorite movie is Pulp Fiction.
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!
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.
Hire Date 5/13/2019 – Toni is from Pampa, Texas. She’s been in the automotive industry for over 30 years and started out as a delivery driver for a parts store. She worked her way up and learned a lot from her customers asking what the part was that she would deliver, and what it did. Toni’s dad and brother were both mechanics, so working in the same field allowed her to spend even more time connecting with them. Outside of work, Toni loves having cookouts, being with friends & family, and spending time watching the games of her two All-Star baseball players – and camping and fishing with them whenever it’s not baseball season! Toni’s family is very important to her. She is married, has two grown sons, two adopted sons, a stepson and stepdaughter, and is also raising her beautiful granddaughter. (You can include Bailey, a golden retriever and a husky/shepherd mix named Jersey to her clan as well.) Toni recalls many fond memories of taking her now-grown-sons all over New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas to go to different skate/BMX parks, and even made it to an X Games event once. FUN FACT: Toni is a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan – with them through the thick and the thin!
Hire Date 9/5/2018 – Edgar is originally from Durango, Mexico. He decided to get into the automotive field back in 2015 thanks to an interest in the experience and atmosphere of the overall industry. He likes quite a few vehicles, but when it comes to trucks, Edgar would say you can’t go wrong with the lifted Ram 2500 or the Ram TRX. In his free time, Edgar loves spending time with his wife and two kids, playing Madden or Fifa on his Playstation, listening to all kinds of Mexican music, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, and caring for his black lab & a couple of horses. Edgar always enjoys any restaurant with wings, pizza, burgers, and beer, and is very fond of tasty meals from Pluckers Wing Bar. Most of his top vacation memories have been spent at the beach, particularly Mazatlan, MX, where he was able to relax at the beach while also being surrounded by his culture. One day, he’d love to visit and explore lots of new places around the whole world. Edgar is thankful to his parents for all of their time and strong efforts that they invested in him over his life and he is proud to call them his heroes.
Hire Date 10/3/2019 – Tiffani is from Bristol, Texas of the Dallas area. When she’s not working, she loves to read, do makeup, listen to horror podcasts while playing the Sims 4, and play video games like Zelda, Splatoon 2, and Pokémon. In Austin, she would recommend Kerbey Lane to anyone in the area and enjoys the paddleboarding and kayaking available near Zilker. Tiffani is always down to catch an alternative or hardcore rock music concert at Come and Take It Live. She’s also been out to Pennsylvania to visit family and ending up loving it there. Plus, she got to go hiking in part of the Appalachians! One day, Tiffani plans to go to Japan for the culture she loves that she’s seen through watching Japanese dramas and anime. Tiffani has five pets! Two dogs; Koda and Riley, and 3 cats; Sheba, Cinder, and Dexter.
Hire Date 6/1/2021 – 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!
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.
Hire Date 2/17/2020 – Fernando is a Texan through and through. He’s no stranger to the automotive world and just genuinely enjoys helping people get into the cars of their dreams. When he’s not working, Fernando loves to stay cool, play all kinds of video games on his PS5, attend local car meets, and hang out with his dogs. Rush, the Formula 1 racing movie, is his favorite movie ever and don’t ask him to pick a favorite sports team – there are too many greats! Fernando hopes to travel to Hawaii again someday, as his last visit was made perfect by the beautiful atmosphere and great friends. Fernando’s dream Dodge is the classic, 1970 Charger – for all the right reasons.
Hire Date 2/24/2020 – Alison is from Lockhart, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 1977. She originally got into the business because she thought it would be interesting–here we are now, still interested in the automotive world! When she’s not working, Alison enjoys hanging out with her kids and grandkids, cooking, gardening, working out, walking the neighborhood, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Zoe. In Austin, Alison loves that everybody is friendly and that the city is beautiful with plenty to do. Her hero is her Pastor: Pastor Randy Phillips, because he is simply “a good man and an awesome Pastor.” Alison roots for the Texas Aggies and someday she’d like to soak up the beauty of Costa Rica.
Hire Date 3/25/2013 – Walker, often referred to as the Golden Child, was born in Austin, but grew up in a town called Boerne, just outside of San Antonio. He recently moved back to Austin to be close to his cousin and best friend KevKev. This worked out pretty well for him, as it was his cousin that recommended him for the position due to their mutual love of things with engines. Walker was recently adopted by a needy little kitten that keeps him on his toes. If he could, he’d love to make a trip back to Japan to visit friends. It might be a little easier for him to take a trip to Canada though, as he is legally a United States and Canadian citizen.
Hire Date 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.
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!
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.
Hire Date 12/7/2020 – Aline (ah-leen-E) was born in Boston and raised in Austin. This is her first time in the automotive industry and she’s happy to be learning and getting to have a first hand experience with automotive filmmaking. Outside of work, Aline enjoys hanging out with family and friends, singing at karaoke nights, being outdoors, traveling, and playing with dogs & Loki, her African pygmy hedgehog. Aline’s favorite meal is the chicken pesto from The North Italia, and speaking of food – Italy is one place at the top of her travel list thanks to the divine dishes available there. Second on her travel list is Greece, to live out her Mamma Mia fantasies! Around Austin, Aline’s favorite thing is the people. She loves that everyone here has a true love for Austin and keeping it weird. Her greatest inspiration is her brother, Lucas! Lucas stepped up when he was 18 years old and Aline was just 7. Lucas did all he could to take care of her and she is thankful for the great strength and selflessness shown as he put his life aside to help her.
Hire Date 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!
Lead Graphic Designer - Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019
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!
Hire Date 4/11/2019 – Christian is a local from right here in Dallas, Texas, where the diversity of the area is his favorite thing about living here. Christian has been a part of the car world since 2012 and absolutely loves the automotive industry. Helping people build their dream car is very fulfilling for him! One day, he’d like to own his dream car, too – a Dodge Viper! Christian could listen to the King George Strait all day, grab a fresh meal of medium rare filet mignon with broccoli and a ceasar salad any day of the week, and easily root for the Dallas Mavericks for the rest of his life. He’s inspired by Elon Musk, loves to play Fifa soccer on Xbox, and Friday is his favorite movie of all time. Christian is also thankful to his heroes, his parents, for everything they sacrificed to give him a better life.
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
Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician - Top Gun 2017
Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician - Top Gun 2017
Hire Date 8/29/2016 – Dustin was born in San Antonio and lived in Pflugerville and Boerne growing up. He moved to Austin in 2016. In his spare time, he likes playing challenging or competitive video games and puzzles, and watching TV series online with his friends. He likes to tell people that his favorite movie is Spiderman 3, mainly because of the reaction it gets from his friend and fellow IT person, Walker. His favorite grocery aisle is… not. It’s Amazon Prime. One day, he would like to visit Germany and the Netherlands to enjoy the scenery.
Hire Date 11/2/2020 – Elaine is originally from Venezuela and is grateful to be enjoying life in the DFW now. She has found that there are so many opportunities here to better yourself and the quality of your life. Elaine has thoroughly enjoyed her time working within the automotive world. She is proud of the skills she has developed like knowing how to best address guests and explain the quality products she gets to work with, and always strives to help exceed a guests expectations. Elaine is always working on ways to ensure that every guest feels like family here! Outside of work, Elaine loves to share with her family and go shopping for clothes and shoes. She enjoys traveling, and one of her best trips in mind was when she traveled throughout several states in Venezuela and allowed her to get to know the country better. FUN FACT: Elaine never tires of listening to two amazing Latin singers, Marc Anthony and Chayanne.
Hire Date 8/5/2019 – Emily is from Childress, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys going hiking and refurbishing furniture. She’s also down to get a bite to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings, any day–and highly recommends the dry rub hot wings. Emily’s hero is her strong-hearted and free-spirited, Papaw Thomas. If she could, she would love to have another meal with him, as well as her late boyfriend, Shane Warren. Emily would love to visit Israel for the copious amounts of history and the cultures that originated there. In Austin, she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, Gypsy and Cowboy, watching her favorite movie Pretty Woman, and listening to classic rock like “Take it Easy” by the Eagles.
Hire Date 6/4/2018 – Cody is originally from Alice, TX, and moved to Austin in 2009. He has 2 cats, Dexter and Swirl. He enjoys playing racing simulator games, and he plays the synthesizer. Before working at Continental Automotive Group, he was a driving instructor for N.A.S.A. Racing.
Hire Date 2/14/1989 – Our one-of-a-kind HR gal was born in Arkansas but got to Texas as quick as she could! Sheri has two wonderful daughters, four adorable granddaughters, 2 grand-dogs, and 1 crazy cat, Fred. If she could live anywhere, it would be along a coastline so that she could relax on the beach with her feet in the sand. Sheri offices out of our flagship store and says her dream car is a convertible. With over 700 employees group-wide now, Sheri’s a busy girl but never too busy to keep our CAG crew cared for; it’s what she does best!
Hire Date 5/18/2020 – Hunter is an Austinite whose favorite thing about the city is the nature. He loves that he can be around the business of the city while still being very close to nature and that he literally gets to see it every day. Hunter’s dad’s side of the family is and has been very involved in the automotive industry, dating back to his great grandfather, and now, Hunter’s getting in on the industry himself. When he’s not working, Hunter likes self-proclaimed “nerd stuff” like playing video games, tabletop games, and fantasy and sci-fi genres. He also likes to spend time with his dog, Jack and going swimming in the summertime. Dick Grayson (aka Nightwing and the Original Robin of the Batman series) is his hero–equipped with some qualities that Hunter really admires, especially the way he continually managed to stay optimistic and happy about life despite all the bad things that have happened to him along the way. Lupe Fiasco is Hunter’s favorite artist to listen to, with “Mural” being his favorite song. Hunter also roots for the Houston Rockets. FUN FACT: Hunter grew up swimming competitively and also coached from 16 to 22 years old.
Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Kacnyca is a native Texan who moved to Austin in 2016. In her free time, you’ll likely find Kacnyca conducting culinary experiments, indulging in video games, or headbanging to rowdy tunes. She is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys living in a city that hosts a variety of motorsport events.
Hire Date 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!
Hire Date 10/29/2018 – Ty was born and raised in the small town of Pittsburg, TX. He made his way to Austin to go to school at UT and ended up with a degree in Mathematics. In his free time, Ty enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and hanging out with his wife, Jaclyn. One of their favorite things to do together is to take their dogs, Lewis the Anatolian Shepherd mix and Riley the Staffordshire Terrier mix, out to go paddling on the lake. One day, Ty would like to travel to Italy, as he minored in Italian. He can’t wait to see the coast, try all the foods, and travel throughout as much of the areas as he can!
Hire Date 9/30/2015 – Jeff is a long-time Austinite and has been a licensed insurance agent since 2009. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys biking, music, and reading. He enjoys helping everyone with their insurance needs and is available at 512-380-7474 to assist you with your home, auto, boat, motorcycle, life, or other insurance needs.
Hire Date 6/22/2020 – Savana is from Collin County, Texas. She’s been in the automotive industry for over a year and originally decided to get into it thanks to the fact that both of her parents have been a part of the business. Speaking of family, Savana’s mother is her hero thanks to the way she embodies confidence and determination. Of any Dodge model, the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 is her top pick. Outside of work, Savana enjoys outdoor activities like archery, ATV riding, shooting, camping, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and even trains horses! She also teaches riding lessons and loves to spend time around horses and horse people. She once went on a vacation in Bluff Dale, Texas where she stayed on Craig Cameron’s ranch for a week and rode her horse 8 hours a day for the entire week. She recalls enjoying meals out on the ranch, fantastic camaraderie, and phenomenal sights. Apart from her several horses, Savana also enjoys spending time with her dog, Amber, and cat, Lucy. If you stop by her office, there’s a chance you’ll get to meet her fish – Theta, Thor, Pieces, and a little plecostomus who still needs a name! FUN FACT: Savana has her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and Minor in Equine Science from Texas A&M – Commerce.
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.
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.
Hire Date 2/17/1984 (Joy) – Left. When she is not making gray skies blue, Joy enjoys enjoying herself. She is a talented dog-whisperer, an avid cyclist, and a sought-after companion. She is chatty too and enjoys a good crossword puzzle or a late evening walk on the Lions Municipal Golf Course with her two puppies, Ellie and Charlie. As one half of the team that joined the Continental Automotive Group on February 17, 1984, Joy has 25 years of automotive industry know-how.
Hire Date 7/8/2016 – Lily Geneva Hardeman was born on July 8, 2016, and is named after her great grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James and Margot Hill, and her dog Nash. She likes to sing and dance, swim, go to gymnastics and ballet classes, and play along when “dada” (Will) plays the guitar or piano. Lily offices alongside Will at one of Austin INFINITI’s sister-stores, First Texas Honda, and enjoys offering customers “Lily’s French Toast Latte” at the Continental Cafe, saying hello to everyone, and playing in the Lily Pad playroom.
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!
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.
Hire Date 2/9/2018 – Robert is from Texarkana in East Texas. Now in Dallas, he’s been enjoying life through all of the diversity of things to do in the area. Robert had always been interested in the automotive industry and in 2019, he finally had the opportunity to become a part of the car world! By the way, his dream car is definitely the Ram TRX. Outside of work, Robert enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, listening to all kinds of music, eating anywhere with great seafood, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, and chilling out with his dog, Rocky. Robert also enjoys travel and would love to go back to Italy for his deep love of the country and the food. FUN FACT: Robert’s favorite movie is Tombstone, where this classic line was born, “I’m your huckleberry.”
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.
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.
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Hire Date 7/27/2015 – The name Kegan is of Celtic origin, meaning small and fiery. Props to Mom on that one; she nailed it. Kegan spent his childhood destroying other children in Taekwondo, rebelling against his parents in an angsty teenage skater phase, and somehow simultaneously was an avid member of the stereotypical ‘nerd’ groups, such as Robotic Design, NHS, and Band Leadership. Originally from small town, Texas, he ventured to Austin in 2014 and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. Over the years, he has taught himself the trumpet and guitar. “There is something to be heard in the spaces between spaces…” he said when asked about his love for music. “It’s the reason that music can seem reminiscent in nature to someone, even of they’ve never heard it before.”
Hire Date 8/18/2021 – Jonathan is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with friends, watching sporting events, attending live concerts, reading self-enlightenment books, and playing video games on his PS5 from time to time. Kanye West is his favorite artist and if he could have dinner with anyone, he’d choose another talented artist, Jay Electronica. Breathe Deeper by Tame Impala is high on his top tracks list, The Matrix is one of his favorite movies ever, and you can find him rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers. One day, Jonathan would like to travel to Cairo, Egypt to experience the historic culture, explore the nearby Great Pyramid of Giza, and have the chance to check out other Egyptian mountains. FUN FACT: Jonathan’s dream car is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Sport.
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.
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.
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.
Hire Date 7/27/2021 – Andrew is pleased to have joined the automotive world in 2021. He enjoys going for cruises around town in his car and loves that the DFW area is such a large city with so much to explore. His favorite movies are all from the Transformers saga and he enjoys playing Forza Horizon on his Xbox.
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!
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.
Hire Date coming soon! – James grew up in Arkansas and in the DFW area, he’s a big fan of getting enchiladas from Tipico’s. James enjoys spending his time playing guitar and singing both country and rock music, skating at all of the skateparks and concrete lots, as well as spending time with his wonderful wife. During the COVID-19 pandemic, James was lucky to buy a new house and get married! One day, he’d love to travel to Machu Picchu to see the amazing views on the mountains there. At home, James has four cats: Manson, Leia, Buttercup, and Vida. FUN FACT: It’s hard to choose one dream car, so here are James’s top two! The Jeep Wrangler and the Dodge Challenger.
Deyanira is from Edinburg, Texas and she’s been in the automotive industry since 2004. When she’s not working, she enjoys painting and trying to keep her two Boxers from destroying anything they find. Her favorite restaurant is Olive Garden, and someday, Deyanira would like to visit Hawaii for the amazing beaches there.
Hire Date 7/2/2015 – Kumary was born in Miami, Florida, moved to Austin when she was 8, and was raised in Guatemala. She can speak both English and Spanish, which she says is very useful. She enjoys anything outdoors. Her favorite movie is The Dark Knight and her favorite food is pizza. Yellowstone has been her favorite place that she’s visited so far, and she says it had beautiful scenery and she loved the weather.
Hire Date 7/12/2021 – 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!
Hire Date 6/28/2017 – Lauren comes from an automotive family. Lauren likes to spend her free time watching and critiquing scary movies, and also baking. She enjoys the outdoors with friends. She has a French bulldog named Raedyn. “Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel…this is why I greet every guest with a generous smile and friendly ‘hello’.”
Hire Date 3/8/2012 – Jodi is a proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren! She and her husband are very involved with their church, and like to help raise money for charities. She’s most proud of the work she did recently to raise money for the flood victims in Texas. Making jewelry is her hobby.
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Gigi is an Austinite. She loves how accepting and supportive the community is, especially the way everyone comes together in difficult times. Now at CAG, she is excited for the plethora of opportunities for growth & self-development while also thrilled to be working alongside such a fantastic team. When she’s not working, Gigi likes to exercise, go to dance classes, find great Chinese food places, play some video games like Mario Kart and Just Dance, and explore coffee shops around town with her fiancé. He motivates her by the way he always strives to improve himself and those around him, and the way he inspires her to believe in herself and work diligently toward accomplishing her goals. Together they are planning on getting married in Cancun and hope to visit France and Italy someday. At home, they have two dogs: a great Pyrenees mix named Xena and a cavalier King Charles named Harley. FUN FACT: Gigi teaches Spanish in a class offered to all of our CAG Employees. (Class is at 10 AM on Wednesdays and for anyone interested, you can email Gigi through your work email!)
Hire Date 8/21/2017 – Clayton was born and raised in the San Antonio area, and moved to Austin in February 2016. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games on his PS4 and sometimes his PC. He’s really looking forward to Destiny 2! Clayton used to spend a fair amount of time bouldering (indoor rock climbing) at places like Austin Bouldering Project and Crux Climbing Center. His top goal on his bucket list is to go to space, but not as an astronaut, and have “crazy amounts of money” is a close second. You could say that they go hand-in-hand. FUN FACT: Clayton can type out the first 101 numbers of Pi – from memory!
Hire Date 6/7/2016 – Thalia was born and raised in Austin, TX, and she loves it’s weirdness. She likes going out and having fun with her two kids. She also enjoys visiting Port Aransas when she has the chance.
Hire Date 8/31/2020 – 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.
Hire Date 1/8/2020 – Eric is from right here in Dallas. He’s been in the automotive world since 2012 and truly enjoys working with both cars and people. Eric bleeds purple, black, and gold as a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens. His obvious dream car is hands down a ’69 Dodge Charger.
Hire Date 4/30/2020 – Joel is from Fort Worth, Texas and his favorite thing about the area is the vast mix of cultures. He has nearly 10 years of automotive experience at this point and is proud to be a part of this industry. Anytime he’s not working, Joel enjoys watching movies, listening to all kinds of music, keeping an eye out for UFO and alien-related news among scientific discoveries, studying up on the stock market, spending time with his wife, and hanging out with their dogs, a mutt named Zoey, and a mini dachshund named Layla. He also loves all kinds of foods but would definitely recommend trying hibachi. Joel is happiest around bodies of water, family, and friends, or getting outdoors to hike with his dogs. Joel is thankful to his dad for the sacrifices he made in his life to bring his family out of poverty in Mexico.
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!
Hire Date 12/10/2020 – Chloe is from Los Angeles, California. She moved to Texas in 2015, and she’s grateful that everyone was so nice and welcoming. She’s been a big fan of cars since she got her first car when she turned 16. When she’s not bust working, Chloe enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, and singing every now and again, too. As of the end of 2020, Spotify told her that her most listened to artists were Blackbear and Dua Lipa. She thinks volleyball is the best sport, she’s always down for a chicken sandwich, and Pretty Woman is her favorite movie because of how much she loves Julia Roberts. Chloe is an animal lover and has two mini Australian shepherds, Jasper and Bailey, as well as a golden retriever/chow mix, named Shandy. At the top of her travel list, you’ll find England and Ireland as that’s where most of her family lineage is from. Chloe is her own hero, because even through many challenges in her path, she always gets through them and doesn’t let them slow her down.
Annica is from Elsa, TX and has been in the auto industry since 2016. Her biggest heroes in life are her parents, and she is grateful that they have always stood by her and loved her unconditionally. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her awesome kids Isabella Renee and Olivia Grace, play Duck Hunt on Nintendo, watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding, cheer for the Dallas Cowboys, and listen to George Strait as often as possible. In fact, if she could invite anyone to dinner, it’d be George Strait, and she’d hope for him to sing “I Cross My Heart” for her… Don’t worry, her husband’s cool with it! Annica and her husband met when she joined the Army National Guard at 28 years old. She loved going to Disney World with her family and hopes to get out to Hawaii for the beaches there, someday in the future. Overall, Annica loves to laugh and make others laugh, too.
Hire Date 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.
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!
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!
Hire Date 10/15/2016 – Alyssa was raised in Austin, and is happy to call it her home. She currently splits her time between working and attending Concordia University with a major in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her Pomeranian named Dory, and going downtown.
Hire Date 11/23/2020 – Jill is from St. Petersburg, Florida and has been in the automotive field since 2005. In Austin, Jill enjoys being at the edge of the Hill Country, which is not a way she expected the area would be. When she’s not working, she loves paper crafting, traveling, hiking, watching the Harry Potter series, listening to Celine Deon, grabbing a bite to eat from Trulucks, and hanging out with her boys! One of Jill’s favorite trips was out to Washington, DC and someday, she’d like to go Hawaii for the best of both worlds: the beach and the mountains! Jill and her boys have four dogs, 1 mini dachshund and 3 dachshund mixes – Lily, Lucky, Angel, and Coco.
Hire Date 9/15/2021 – Luis is a Dallas native who roots for the Dallas Cowboys. With a passion for cars throughout his childhood, Luis was pleased to join the automotive world in 2016 to start a dream career. Luis enjoys drag racing events and occasionally participates in them himself! If wings are one of your favorite foods, Luis would recommend the hot wings tossed in ranch rub for a deliciously unique spicy flavor that he hasn’t been able to find anywhere other than Pluckers Wing Bar. In his free time, Luis likes to play video games like Red Dead Redemption 2 on his Xbox One S, ride motorcycles, work on DIY projects, delve into the world of custom car audio, and hang out with his two Siberian huskies, Luna and Koda. FUN FACT: Luis’s dream car is the ’69 Dodge Charger R/T!
Hire Date 2/10/2020 – Stephanie is from Waukesha, Wisconsin–needless to say, she’s a huge fan of the warmer Texas weather! Stephanie loves to work with people, solve problems, and see happy clients, so CAG seemed like the perfect place to be for all of that. While she’s never been out of the US (yet), she absolutely loves to visit New York and take in the incredible theatre shows there. When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys cooking & baking, and exploring the Austin area, and beyond! FUN FACT: Stephanie previously worked at Walt Disney World as a Jungle Cruise Skipper.
Hire Date 7/4/2016 – Jackie was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She has a chihuahua mix and golden retriever puppy that take up most of her time on the weekends. In her free time, Jackie enjoys sudoku, hiking, watching movies, and anything to do with dogs!
Hire Date 1/7/2019 – Jorge is from Dallas and definitely enjoys the nightlife here, shoutout Deep Ellum! Outside of work, Jorge likes hanging out with his friends, playing sports and first person shooter games, like Apex, on his Playstation. Jorge could listen to 21 Pilots everyday and absolutely loves rooting for the Texas Rangers when it comes to baseball. He vacationed in Mexico and loved it, and can’t wait to travel to Japan someday because of how cool it seems! At home, Jorge has an older shih tzu who he enjoys taking on walks.
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.
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!
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!
Ashley is from Houston and the Texans and Astros are forever her two favorite teams. She’s been in the automotive world for a while as Ashley was used to the idea of the car business thanks to her Grandpa, who had owned a few used car lots when she was growing up. She is very close to her family. Ashley misses her Tita who passed away and she idolizes her nana who never gave up, always took care of her family, and always showed unconditional love. Through these examples, Ashley has the best outlook and support for her own children, Liam Ryder and Leila Rose. When Ashley isn’t at work, she likes to be with her kids, play darts, and spend time with her dogs, a cocker spaniel mix, Max, and blind terrier mix, Bella Fred. Ashley likes traveling and loved the time she spent in Puerto Rico, and can’t wait for the day she can go Santorini, Greece! FUN FACT: Ashley is a fan of old school Nintendo/Super Nintendo, Deadpool, and anything and everything Marvel!
Hire Date 9/24/2018 – Sergio was eager to get into the automotive world and soak up as much car knowledge as he could! Being able to know how an engine works while also being able to fix something that once wasn’t working properly is what really drew him in. Outside of work, Sergio enjoys playing basketball, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, playing the NBA 2k games on his Xbox, and more than anything else, spending time with his daughter. On Sergio’s playlist you’d find J Cole, Drake, Nas, and Biggie. FUN FACT: Sergio’s favorite movie is Friday!
Hire Date 4/19/2021 – Christopher is from Kansas. He loves to spend his free time long boarding, watching horror movies like Silent Hill, hanging out with his two dogs, Little Bear and Rowdy, and playing all kinds of video games. He’s proud to own pretty much every console and the majority of the handheld consoles that have come out over the years. Digimon World 4 and the Monster Hunter series games all get high marks in his book. Christopher would note an awesome family trip to Rhode Island that he went on with all of his brothers and his dad, and one day, he’d like to travel to two places on his bucket list: Germany and Japan.
Hire Date 10/12/2015 – Clayton is originally from Pueblo, Colorado where he grew up rooting for the Denver Broncos. He’s been in the IT world for over ten years, coupled with working within the automotive industry since 2015. Whenever he’s not working, Clayton enjoys playing video games, voice acting, and hanging out with his wife, son, and two dogs – Gypsy, a great Dane mix, and Willow, a heeler pitbull mix. Clayton’s also a gamer who predominantly utilizes the Nintendo Switch and a PS5. Don’t ask for his favorite game though, as the list of top games is quite long! While he’d love to travel the world (starting in New Zealand) with his wife and son, Clayton will absolutely admit that his favorite vacation to date was the time he proposed to his wife at Disney World – where she said yes and they had a backdrop of fireworks! For obvious reasons that we’re definitely here for, Clayton’s heroes are Spider Man, Robin Williams, and Fred Rogers. Overall, Clayton is the guy who can spread cheer through an entire room with just one booming laugh and wants to encourage and see the best for all of those around him. FUN FACT: One of Clayton’s dreams is to do a voice over for a video game or animated movie/tv show. We support this dream!
Hire Date 12/7/2018 – Bryan is from Fort Worth, TX. He loves the DFW area thanks to the fact that it has a little bit of everything – city, country, rural areas. He’s been in the automotive world since 2018 and loves the chances he’s had to grow and learn along the way, while being able to provide for his family. When he’s not working, Bryan enjoys taking his family out, listening to many kinds of music, hanging out with John Doe, his black mouth cur, playing NBA2K on his Xbox, and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. He’s always down to grab a bite to eat from Nick and Sam’s, especially if it’s for a tomahawk steak and lobster with mashed potatoes. One of his best vacations to date was over to Las Vegas with a bunch of groomsmen for a friend’s bachelor party, and someday, Bryan would like to travel to Spain to see a soccer game with his dad. His dad is his hero for the way he’s made sacrifices to get his family to where they are today. FUN FACT: Bryan’s dream car is the Ram 1500 Limited 4×4 – great choice.
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!
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Hire Date 3/2/2020 – Hugo is a playful-natured, Dallas native who’s been working in the automotive field since 2018. Away from work, Hugo enjoys spending time with his friends, playing sports, and being active. He’s been to Puerto Rico and could very easily eat tacos everyday till the end of time. At home, Hugo has a wonderful white and brown dog named King who is always happy to see him. FUN FACT: Hugo’s dream car is the RAM 2500!
Hire Date 4/8/2016 – Sunny was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Austin after Hurricane Katrina. He says his favorite part about Austin is the lakes. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his son Everest. He also enjoys basketball, and the Spurs are his favorite team. The New Orleans Saints, of course, are his favorite football team.
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Hire Date 1/22/1990 – Alex is a proud father of six children and happily married to his wife! But his family count doesn’t stop at eight, you can also add two dogs to the mix! He is very proud of the fact he has been with the company for over 25 years!
Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline was born and raised in Austin. In her free time, she likes to read, swim, watch movies, and spend time with her two dogs, Louis the Shih Tzu and Poodle mix, and Kate the Shih Tzu mutt! She’s proud to be part of the graduating class of 2019 from A&M, gaining her degree in Human Resources Development. One day, she would love to get out and visit Greece, because it’s a beautiful place, with beautiful food!
Hire Date 12/28/2020 – Meredith is an Austinite whose favorite thing is that there is always something to do! She loves Chuy’s, baking, and hanging out with her dogs, Kate the shih tzu mix and Gomez the yorkie mix. One of her top bucket list items is to visit all of the national parks on a very, very, very long road trip.
Hire Date 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!
Hire Date 4/7/2021 – Erbey is an Austinite who loves the people here more than anything else. He enjoys being a team player and keeping up the facilities so the rest of the teams at CAG can do their best. He applies a passed down piece of wisdom from his dad every day: any and everything has a way to be accomplished. When he’s not working, Erbey enjoys riding his motorcycle, listening to live music, eating oysters from Captain Benny’s, and putting his family first – “happy wife, happy life” is his motto! He also enjoys listening to The Beatles and no longer plays video games, thanks to the fact that he can no longer beat his kids. Erbey would like to visit Spain someday, definitely to check out the food scene. At home, Erbey and his family have two dogs: a feisty little yorkie named Harley, and the friendliest pitbull, Gucci.
Hire Date 06/01/2010 – Jackie was born in California where she soon ended her west coast fun to be in Austin, TX. She has a dog named Bandit that she likes to take on walks. She enjoys the produce section at the grocery store and going to local pubs and farmers markets! If she won the lottery she would give Sheri money and pay off all of her expenses. Her dream car is an old school Shelby Mustang. She hates doing laundry but enjoys beef fajitas and her step dad’s home cooking. She aspires to one day visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame in North Carolina. With Jackie’s good looks, she often gets mistaken for Popeye’s girlfriend, Olive Oyl. She found her place at Mercedes-Benz of Austin by the fabulous Craigslist and has gone uphill from there! She enjoys football, hanging with friends and is a HUGE NASCAR FAN! Quote by Jackie: “Joy is contagious. Hang around joyful people and there’s every chance you’ll catch it.”
Hire Date 4/19/2021 – Originally from right here in Dallas, Noely’s favorite DFQ thing is simply the skyline at night here. She had always liked working on and being around cars so getting into the industry was a fairly easy choice. Outside of work, Noely likes to travel, spend time with family and friends, listen to Jhene Aiko, find great restaurants for Asian and Mexican dishes, and partake in small events and promotions as a part time model. One of Noely’s best vacations was a time she went to Puerto Rico with her closest friends and she can’t wait to get out to Greece in the future. Noely also finds time to enjoy a bit of Mario Kart on her Nintendo Switch and is also a fan of Marvel and DC comics. Noely cheers on the Dallas Cowboys and loves to spend time with her tiny furbaby, Brochi, a Chihuahua. FUN FACT: Noely owns her dream car, a Dodge Challenger!
Hire Date 7/12/2021 – Jim in from Cypress, Texas. Outside of work, he’s big into being outdoors for activities like cycling and camping. His most fond travel memories come from a Hawaiian cruise he ventured.
Hire Date 4/9/2021 – Allen is from Garland just up the road from Dallas. As a native to the area, he’d never lie to you and tell you that the humidity and the traffic are his favorite parts about living in the area. Allen grew up around cars and even in his free time you can likely find him working on cars or buying more to sit out in his yard. Thanks to his loving addiction of stockpiling vehicles, Allen’s favorite food is off-brand Ramen. He enjoys traveling and absolutely loves Montana and would recommend it if you’re looking for a beautiful state to visit.
Hire Date 2/16/2021 – Rob is from a small Texas town called Gainesville. Rob’s worked on cars for over 30 years and it all started with one he had to push home. It was from the 60s, a compact, passenger car with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine and Rob had to learn to work on it himself. These days, he has quite a few dream cars: 2000 Grand Cherokee with a 4″ lift, 2007 Dodge Magnum, 2008 Dodge Magnum, and the 2013 Dodge Charger. Outside of work, Rob is happy to have spent most of his free time since 1993 with his amazing wife April. Rob enjoys being outdoors kayaking, shooting birds as wildlife photographer, listening to Randy Rogers, rooting for the NY Yankees, and playing a little GTA 5 on his PlayStation 3. Somebody to Love by The Great Society is his all-time favorite song and Citizen Kane is his favorite movie. At home, Rob and April have several pets – four dogs, a cat, a lovebird, a turtle, two ducks, and 14 chickens!
Hire Date 5/15/2004 – The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man! Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Hire Date 6/14/2021 – Daniel is from San Antonio, TX and now in Austin, he’s become a big fan of the different activities you can do here. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys spending time with friends, listening to Cole Swindel, getting a bite to eat from Trattoria Lisina, rooting for the San Antonio Spurs, and watching all of the Marvel movies. Daniel once spent a month in Romania and can’t wait to travel again, perhaps back to Europe to explore more areas. If he could have dinner with anyone, Daniel would have chosen author Wayne Dyer for excellent conversation. Other than that, Daniel’s hero is his dad, his favorite song changes by the day, and one day soon, he hopes to get a dog.
Hire Date 8/25/2021 – Simon is native to Dallas, Texas. He’s a big fan of the music and art scene in DFW, particularly in lower Greenville. Also nearby, ThaiBOX in Addison will forever be one of his favorite places to eat, too! Simon joined the automotive industry in 2021 with lots of excitement. Being around cars, while getting to be involved in photography really seemed like the best of both worlds for him. In his free time, Simon enjoys painting, writing music, listening to Billie Eilish, and playing video games on Nintendo systems like the Switch, NES, Nintendo 64, and GameCube. One day, Simon plans to spend a few weeks exploring Zion and the Grand Canyon so he has enough time to truly take it all in. At home, Simon has two furbabies, Mrs. Phoebe Bouffay and Mr. Sisu. FUN FACTS: If he could have dinner with anyone, he’d easily choose Dolly Parton and Simon’s favorite movie is A Star is Born.
Hire Date 3/11/2020 – Dylan is a local Austinite. When he’s not working, he likes grabbing a bite to eat from Maggianos, hanging out with his German Shepherd/Husky mix Diesel, and hitting Lake Austin to take out the boat and relax. One day, Dylan would like to go to Thailand as that’s where his Grandma is from–plus, the beaches look stunning!
Hire Date 9/17/2018 – Javier is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. Around the DFW area, Javier is a big fan of the fact that just about anything he wants to do or see can be done here! He’s been in the automotive world since 2017 and his dream car is the Ram 1500. Away from work, Javier enjoys playing and watching sports, spending time outdoors with his family, listening to The Beatles and Pink Floyd, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, getting a pristine chicken fried steak from Texas Roadhouse, and hanging out with his two German shepherds, Ranger and Lexi. He also enjoys traveling with his family and can’t wait to check out all of the National Parks across the United States. Javier’s heroes are teachers and doctors for the great impact they have on all of our lives. FUN FACT: Hey Jude is Javier’s top track when it comes to The Beatles.
Hire Date 7/5/2017 – Jeff has lived in Austin for his entire life, aside from that one time when he was born in Arizona. He likes board games, card games, and video games. He’s a soccer fan and a Liverpool F.C. supporter. So far, he’s been to Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, and one day, he’d like to visit Europe.
Hire Date 6/28/2021 – Bri is from La Porte, TX. Now in Austin, Bri is a huge fan of all of the water activities available here like boating, tubing, wakeboarding, and kayaking. Bri enjoys filling her free time with trying new restaurants, doing pilates, watching movies, keeping up with her shows, playing Fortnight on her PS5, and hanging out with her friends. She’s a huge foodie who can talk about food and restaurants all day long – her favorite place to grab a bite to eat is Alinea in Chicago. She’s seen Shawshank Redemption too many times, would love to have dinner with Larry David, and wants Big Pimpin’ by Jay Z played at her funeral – in the very distant future. Her hero is Sara Blakely because of how she took $5,000, created her own product, hustled extremely hard, and maintained 100% ownership of her company, basically, a certified bada**. FUN FACTS: Bri has been to 66 countries, done a cage dive with great white sharks, bungee jumped, volcano-boarded in Nicaragua, and had her parachute fail on her first skydive.
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Joy is from Boulder, Colorado. She worked for CAG previously, and she can easily say that she missed the automotive industry and is happy to be home. When she’s not working, Joy likes going hiking, biking, walking, gardening, and having water balloon fights with her boys. She’s a fan of music and highly recommends catching a show at Red Rocks in Golden Colorado if you have the chance. She loved taking her boys skiing in Colorado when they were young, and now, Joy’s got her eye on trips to two very different locations: Hawaii and Alaska. At home, Joy has quite the zoo! She has 2 dogs, Juliet & Sage, a cat named Bo, a 25-year-old African Gray parrot named Buddy, and coming soon… fish for her garden pond! FUN FACT: Joy once built a 6’x12′ playscape for her boys and a wedding cake in the same week!
Hire Date 5/16/2000 – Noelia is a Virgo, so she doesn’t lie and she doesn’t embellish. A consummate accountant, she is from Robstown, Texas, graduated from Texas State, and has lived in Austin for nine years. She works out regularly and describes her style as straightforward. She takes the TV show Ghost Whisperer quite seriously and is overcoming an unfounded fear of non-physical spirits.
Hire Date 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.
Hire Date 7/17/2019 – Manuel, or Mann-e, is from Arlington, Texas and in DFW, he loves that there are plenty of activities to do. Mann-e’s been a car guy over sports or video games for as long as he can remember. He also was influenced by loving all of the demos that his uncle used to bring home from the car business, so Mann-e just knew that one day, the automotive industry would be the place for him. As of 2015, he hasn’t looked back! Away from work, Mann-e enjoys going for walks and runs, watching all kinds of car videos on youtube, and spending time with his wife and son. He also has an amazing Doberman named Chloe, and his wife has a little bunny named Droopy. If he could have any Jeep in the garage, it’d definitely be the Grand Cherokee Track Hawk – it’s a beast. FUN FACT: Mann-e’s hero has always been his dad. He’s always been an amazing example of an honest man who does right by others and is always willing to help.
Hire Date 5/15/2017 – Renee moved to Round Rock from El Paso in 2010, and her favorite part about living in the area is all the friendly people. She has one dog–a husky named Nanook–and one cat–Shania. Reading, drawing, and listening to music are her favorite things to do in her free time, preferably with a cup of coffee in hand.
Hire Date 1/14/2019 – Ben grew up wake surfing and snowboarding in Reno, NV, and headed to Austin in April 2017 for more job opportunities and a better economy. He’s always been a car guy and is fond of all kinds of racing, the F1 and performance car world, and keeping up with cars in general. Ben’s also quite the adrenaline junkie and one day, he’d like to give wingsuit base jumping a shot. Apart from his work with CAG, Ben is also a videographer–and a foodie–and his youtube channel (@sirbenv) combines both of those facts! He draws a lot of inspiration from Bach, Bobby Flay, Bowie, and Warhol.
Hire Date 12/1/2020 – Grace is from Bastrop, Texas. With an interest in learning and growing in the HR field, Grace was eager to join the team here at Continental Automotive Group. She’s excited at the learning aspects in her position that will help her tenfold in life! When she’s not working, Grace enjoys shopping, listening to live music, trying great Mexican restaurants, finding things to do in Austin and discovering new adventures. Grace went on an amazing cruise vacation to Cozumel, Mexico & Progresso, Mexico and can’t wait for her next one! She’s hoping to go to either Alaska or the Bahamas on her next cruise vacay. Grace is a Texas sports fan who cheers for the UT Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. At home, Grace has a sweet furbaby named Lacey, an aussie/lab mix.
Hire Date 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.
Hire Date 9/22/2016 – Katie is from Austin. Her favorite part about living in our beautiful city is the live music scene. In her spare time, she likes to read, and her favorite genre is fantasy. She has a dog named Dante and a cat named Ava.
Hire Date 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!)