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Hire Date 10/12/2009 – Brent moved to Austin in 2000 from Amarillo, Texas. He says Amarillo was a great place to grow up, featuring wonderful people and beautiful landscape (as long as you like flat dirt and high winds). He grew up in the car business, which his family was involved in since he was a youngster. He has had many different jobs in a dealership at one time or another, from lot porter to dealer principal. The jury is still out as to whether he has mastered any of them! He is married to Andrea (married up into the trifecta of brains, beauty, and a great personality!), and their home is usually one step away from an asylum with the help of their three teenagers Evan, Caitlyn, and Julian along with their two boston terriers Melvin and Matilda. When not helping out the wonderful clientele of Austin Subaru, you will probably find Brent at the lake with the family or searching in the woods for his ball around one of the area golf courses.
Hire Date 11/9/2015 -Mike was born in Milan, Italy, but got to Austin as soon as he could. He has now been a proud Austin resident for the past 28 years, sans the 5 years he pursued an education in Business Management at Texas State University. After college, he moved back to downtown Austin and went on to make a name for himself in the downtown real estate market selling homes and condos for 6 years. Mike was then offered the wonderful opportunity to join us here at CAG and has been loving it. Mike enjoys traveling, playing chess (although he says it is difficult to find a worthy opponent), watching live music, jogging at Town Lake, basketball, cycling, and yoga. Mike may be a Bobcat by education, but he is a die hard Longhorn fan at heart. He bleeds burnt orange and you can find him at every single football home game.
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. Although Ana is an Austin native, she has lived in R.I, Maine, and Virginia. She is no stranger to the New England States. Ana and her furbaby Sami (her sweet, loving, adorable maltipoo) have traveled up and down the East Coast but their hearts are deep in the heart of Texas! You can usually find Ana by the sparkle in her eyes or pretty much anywhere on her wardrobe. When she is not working, she is usually… at work! She is a barista by day and Sales Coordinator by “night”. Ana has a warm and friendly personality, she is always smiling and greeting people, being bilingual makes her perfect for her job in the BDC.
Hire Date ? – The happiest day in Daniel’s life was when his daughter was born. He was born in Seaside, California and relocated to Austin, Texas in October 2013. He immediately came to work at Austin Subaru because of his previous experience at another Subaru dealership (assume in California). As much as he loves Subaru, his dream car is a 1951 Mercury.
Hire Date 1/2/2015 – Nathan moved to Austin from Dallas in 2013 and has been with Austin Subaru since January of 2015. He enjoys, more than most things, time spent with family and had a “life-altering” trip to Portland, Oregon. He says “I look forward to birthdays and holidays when we all get together to watch movies and eat good, healthy, home cooked food.” He can’t wait for the summer months when there are plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and biking. He is passionate about art, soccer, yoga, and Whole Foods! With his degree in Graphic Design and an artsy eye, Nathan fits perfectly as the new photographer.
Hire Date 6/21/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 1/5/2015 – Born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, Erik is no stranger to the wonders this amazing city has to offer. As a true Austinite, he likes to keep it a little weird! He’s a funny guy with a love for the Cowboys, Spurs, cereal, crafting and watching movies. Erik likes to live in the moment and has never been happier! And although life in the present is so great, he does on occasion look to the future. That’s why he decided to work for us here at Austin Subaru – We are a great place to start an excellent career! We look forward to hearing more of his entertaining life stories and dreams of adventuring in Dubai in his ’64 Stingray.
Hire Date 12/02/2013 – Prior to moving to Austin in 2011, Richard lived in Houston for 18 years, then moved to San Antonio to attend UTSA. He considers his move to Austin to be one of the best decisions of his life (he loves living here), other than marrying his wife. His love of cars inspired him to come to work at Austin Subaru. When not at work he really enjoys running with his two dogs Kaci and Zoie in a nearby park
Hire Date 9/9/2014 – Selah was born in the Texas Hill Country and moved to Austin in 2007. She graduated from Texas State University in 2014 with a degree in Public Relations. She enjoys working with people and has been in customer service for 7yrs. Outside of work, she spends most of her time outdoors with her husband. She also enjoys cooking, working out, crocheting, knitting and volunteering with Austin Pets Alive (where she worked prior to joining First Texas Honda). Selah normally starts her day with a great cup of coffee, her favorite thing in life, which she now gets in our charming coffee bar at FTH. She also really enjoys a a sweet treat along with her coffee. She has studied dance and martial arts since the year 2000, so best not make her mad. She entertains her fellow BDC employees by juggling (but not accomplished enough for the circus).
Hire Date 10/19/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 8/11/1986 – Joel Borrego was born in Edinburg, Texas and moved to Austin in 1984. Joel’s dream car is the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS-396. Mr. Borrego’s family consists of six big brothers, two sisters, his mother, and three daughters. He has twin daughters who live in Round Rock and one daughter who lives in McAllen, Texas. Joel has three grandkids! The happiest time of his life is when he received those twin girls. If Joel could visit anywhere in the world, it would be Australia and Africa. Joel’s first job was at a full service gas station, he would pump gas. He got this job from his brother. Edinburg was a fun place to grow up according to Joel, but very country. Joel decided to work for Subaru because he used to sell gas to First Texas Honda from the gas station he worked at. He also loves cars, so it’s a natural fit! Joel is very proud of his girls, and proud of being a part of the Continental Automotive Group.
Hire Date 5/7/2012 – Born and raised right here in Austin, Brian Brown enjoys hunting, fishing, and going on adventure races with his two kids. Outside of his wife and 2 kids, he also has 2 dogs! Brian is very proud to have served in the US Marine Corps during Desert Storm.
Hire Date 1/27/2016 – Courtney was born and raised in Austin, and loves that it’s such a unique city. She enjoys chilling at home with her kids and her dog named Gizmo, and watching movies. She also draws in her spare time, particularly portraits!
Hire Date 4/27/2016 – Ross was born and raised in Austin! He has a history in racing, but nowadays, enjoys spending time on the water. When he’s not working, he’s bass fishing with George, his canine fishing buddy. Unsurprisingly, his favorite part about Austin is Lake Austin.
Hire Date 2/16/2008 – He has been involved with the car business here in Austin for over 13 years. He has developed some great relationships with some real nice people. He has worked in all departments Finance, New and Pre-Owned sales. Buying a car should be exciting and easy and comfortable. Just like living here in Austin.
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 at MBOA. From MBOA she bounced around to FTH and then landed at Austin Infiniti. During her time at MBOA, she met her husband, Andrew Burrow. Today she works as a Marketing Consultant for all 4 dealerships! 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 6/3/2005 – Meet Mack, the happiest guy here. He knows everybody, meets everybody, and loves everybody. If you’re ever looking for a smile, this guy has got it! Here is a little bit of Mack’s background. He ranched in the Panhandle of Texas for 20 years. He then owned his own insurance agency for 31 years. During that time he phased into the Automobile business and did that for 10 years. Within the automobile business he was in management for 4 years, sales for 4 years, and internet sales for 2 years and counting. Outside of work, Mack takes great pride in his family. He is one true family man.
Hire Date 10/24/2011 – Steve Carter was born in Kings Lynn, United Kingdom and describes himself as an Army brat. Steve moved to Austin in 1979 from Baltimore for music and his dream came true! In his spare time, he enjoys playing music and being with his wife, Mary, and two kids, Graham and Mina. If he could meet anyone, dead or alive, that person would be Julius Caesar. If he was on a deserted island the five albums he would have for entertainment would be: “Pet Sounds” by The Beach Boys, “The Band” by The Band, “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles, Frank Sinatra “Live,” and his solo CD. Steve is described as funny, caring, and compassionate. He’s met Bob Marley and has played music with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, J.J. Cale, and Leon Russell, among many others. Steve is proud of having integrity, being sober, and becoming a respected musician.
Hire Date 11/08/12 – Meet Mark Castillo. He was born here in Austin Texas and has lived here all his life because he loves it so much! Austin has changed so much since then, but he thinks all the changes are for the better. If he could describe himself, he would say that he is a nice person and tries and help people whenever he can. He likes working at Austin Subaru because it is a great company and all the employees are super nice and he believes that the vehicles here are great in quality!
Hire Date 3/13/2014 – Ashleigh was born in Waterbury, CT and raised in Maine. She moved to Austin, TX in 2012 to get a fresh start and it has really worked out great for her. She is enjoying the warm climate she is experiencing living in this region. Ashleigh appreciates all this city has given her, except for the traffic. On weekends she and her boyfriend, Ben, go down to Brianne Corn Raceway for Rally or whatever car project the track has going on. She has a 6 year old son and a 2 year old daughter who are absolutely amazing. Also, to keep her company she adopted,with Ben’s help,a Golden Retriever from the APA. She adores her co-workers and managers and hopes to someday advance in her career at Austin Subaru.
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 4/15/2010 – Randy started his Continental Automotive Group career at Jaguar in 1990. After they sold that dealership, he moved over to First Texas Honda. Only 14 and a half short years later Randy decided to try other things, but after 5 years away, couldn’t resist coming back to our Austin Subaru location. He has spent most of his life as a tech, and loves fast cars. Mustangs have always won his heart, along with shooting and spending lots of time on his tractor out at the farm! He has worked for our company for a total of 20 years, and boy are we glad to have him.
Hire Date 6/7/2016 – Zachary moved from Kansas to Austin in 2014 to be closer to the music scene. He’s a professional singer in the style of Gospel and RnB. In his free time, he likes outdoor activities such as hiking on the greenbelt. His favorite place in Austin is Barton Springs.
Hire Date 9/1/2015 – Miguel is a nice guy who enjoys mountain biking in his spare time. His favorite food is chicken mole. He likes all kinds of music, and is happy to listen to anything.
Hire Date 7/20/2012 – Kevin moved to Austin in August 2011 after growing up in Corpus Christi. When asked about how long he plans on living in Austin, his comment was, “I love scooters!!” Great job Kevin. Never change.He loves his job as a BDC/Internet Manager. “My favorite part of my job is that I get to engage in many different aspects of the auto business – a business I never expected to fall totally in love with!”Kevin is a familiar face around the company, and loves to visit with the fine folks of the CAG when given the opportunity. He’s best known for that time he ramped his Vespa off the top of a parking garage and landed it. Kev Kev!! Totally sick bro!!
Hire Date 8/14/2007 – Chrystian hails from Zacatecas in Central Mexico and has lived in Austin for over 3 years. When asked what he likes most about Austin, Chrystian says “the nightlife.” Clubbing on Sixth Street is a favorite weekend activity for Chrystian, although he explains that he goes out to dance and hang out with the ladies, not to drink. Chrystian is the oldest of four children and enjoys playing soccer with his two younger brothers. He also likes finding new applications to download for his iPhone, as well as watching videos and keeping up with friends on the internet.
Hire Date 7/13/2015 – Brian was born and raised in Austin, TX. He likes food and cars. His favorite movie is Halloween.
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 9/28/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date March 26, 2003 – Lynne was born in Newfoundland, Canada. Her father was in the Air Force so they moved often – lived in Massachusetts and Alexandria, Virginia before moving to San Antonio. Graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1972 & completing BBA at SWTSU in 1974 in 2.5 years, she then worked as an IRS Criminal Investigator and an investigator for Travis County District Attorney’s office investigating financial crimes. Lynne graduated #1 in her class from Federal Law Enforcement training and qualified as sharpshooter in firearms training. She was the first female Criminal Investigator in the Austin IRS offices. She started a CPA/Tax practice, until hired by a client – Maggie’s Heart of Texas Dodge where she worked for 10 years until they sold the dealership, and then came to work for Continental Automotive Group in 2003. Lynne comes from a large family. Her mother has 11 brothers & sisters, so she has 35 1st cousins, 2 sisters, and a brother. She is a proud mother of 2 grown children, Rachel & Richard. Lynne says “best time of my life was raising my kids.” Rachel has her MBA and Richard his BBA & completed firefighter certification. Lynne has an RV and loves to travel & go camping. Her first trip after retirement in a few years, she plans to go back to Newfoundland. Her parents are from upstate New York and she loves to visit there & hopes to spend her summers in the north and winters in Texas.
Hire Date 2/29/2016 – Jonas is from Weslaco, TX. He likes ice cream, Whataburger, and working on cars.
Hire Date 2/11/2014 – Hungry for education and opportunities this country affords one to build a better life. Hadi was the first of all his extended family to move to the U.S. in 1978. Via a variety of jobs ranging from waiting tables to grading papers and tutoring college students in Math and Physics, he funded his education, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, thus learning the value of perseverance and hard work first hand! In 1986, Hadi started a graphic design and printing company from ground level up, which he still owns and managed till his start at Austin Subaru. Hadi highly believes in multidimensionality, and enjoying all facets of life. Hence, an avid soccer player who would have most probably been picked for the Persian National team had he not moved to the U.S., a trained vocalist in Persian Classical Music, and an ardent fan of politics, history, psychology, and a passionate enthusiast of, as well as a participant in a variety of dance styles, specially the Latin ones. His hobbies include but are not limited to playing soccer, music, dance, reading non-fiction works, and writing poetry when he is in the mood. Hadi lives by the Golden Rule, and believes in building long lasting, mutually fulfilling relationships with people at all levels,and feels very fortunate to have succeeded in doing so throughout his entire career. He asserts, “At the end of the day, it’s not about people just doing business with people. It’s about building long-term, fulfilling human relationships and partnerships with mutually beneficial outcomes!”
Hire Date 8/24/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 6/30/2010 – Steve has been a local here in Austin since college. He graduated from UT majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. Steve still enjoys rooting for his team in orange along with the ‘Boys, the Dallas Cowboys that is. For fun, Steve like to go to the shooting range in his spare time for a little stress relief. His weapons of choice include a shot gun, a rifle and a hand gun. He has those toys on safety and ops for the Call of Duty game when he is enjoying his family. Family life includes a loving wife and three kids. His oldest daughter just started at UT and made the dean’s list her first go around!
Hire Date 7/6/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 3/6/2016 – David is a 2nd generation Austinite, and his whole family lives here. Playing soccer is his favorite pastime, and his favorite Austin spot is Barton Springs.
Hire Date 2/14/1989 – Born in Arkansas, Now lives in Marble Falls.Has two awesome daughters And two cute granddaughters. Golfing is her sport, But reading and antique shopping is her resort. Nicaragua is her favorite place, But ‘Specs’ is her happy space. Shaun Connery is her man crush, And her hair is quite lush. Her favorite time of year is Spring, She likes being at the beach where she can’t hear her phone ring. Sheri cuts peoples hair, She is like a life size teddy bear. She makes Mercedes-Benz great,And is looking for the perfect mate. A tremendous asset in HR, The SL is her dream car. She’s not much different, but can’t be beat, She’s actually a fabulous person to meet.
Hire Date 10/04/12 – Isaac was born in Greenbay, WI and yes he is a Packers fan and owner as are his kids. He has lived in San Diego, Phoenix, Virginia, Philly, D.C., Delaware and Maryland. In the fall of 2004 he met the woman who would become his wife on a campaign trip to Beaumont, TX. After spending the summer of 2005 in Maryland, his wife could no longer stand to be away from the Great State of Texas. That fall his family moved to her hometown of Beaumont with the intent of coming to Austin in a year for Isaac pursue graduate studies at UT. Hurricane Rita upped that timetable and the family came to Austin in January 2006. Isaac found that opposite of what he was told public transportation here is pretty much non-existent so he decided to look for work where the cars are. His family is everything to him and he feels truly blessed by them. Isaac is the only non-native Texan in his family but did get here as soon as he could.
Hire Date 8/24/2015 – Pat was born in Austin, TX and raised in Logansport, IN. He returned to Austin after high school to attend college. That lead to jobs in Portland, OR and Columbus, OH. After traveling to more than half the states on business and making friends from coast to coast, he finally made it back to Austin to settle in. He worked at a family pizza restaurant in Austin where he met his wife Melissa and the people that are still his core group of friends. Pat has two boys, Anthony and Mason, who are both into sports. Pat enjoys time with family and friends, cooking, camping, movies, and anything to do with water. His favorite aisle at the grocery store is the bulk spice section. The best destination Pat has been to is St. Croix, USVI, and Australia is at the top of his bucket list. Diving the Great Barrier Reef has been a lifelong wish. One of the main reasons Pat took his position with CAG is the culture; the leadership and team of coworkers seemed to be what he was looking for.
Hire Date 9/15/2014 – Dawn is one of the most fascinating people you could ever meet. She began her life in Dallas, but wandered around and lived in adventurous places, including the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Miami, and Hawaii, before she finally settled down in Austin. Her lust for adventure stems from her father’s career as a Professional Wrestler in the 80’s. Following him around and attending the matches made for a very exciting upbringing. She enjoys traveling, kayaking, and hiking with her dogs.
Hire Date 9/30/2015 – Jeff is a long-time Austinite and has been a licensed insurance agent for 7 years. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, biking, and music. He enjoys helping everyone with their insurance needs and is available at 512-380-7474 to assist you with your home, auto, boat, motorcycle, life, or other insurance needs.
Hire Date 11/2/1978 – “All-Wheel-Drive:” that should be Mr. Hardeman’s middle name due to his active lifestyle and admiration for his annual winter family vacations in Colorado. This avid outdoorsman and dog lover looks back with a chuckle on the day he acquired the Subaru brand. “We picked up the Subaru Regional fellas who had just flown in from Denver, and they could not help but laugh at the fact that nearly all of Austin had shut down due to one inch of snow on the ground.” As Southern Texans know, snow is a rarity here, but it just so happened to fall on that particular chilly day in January of 1996. Needless to say, the Subaru Regional Reps decided after this display that there was real potential and need here for the Subaru brand. Mr. Hardeman is known around the dealership as an all-around nice guy and family man. His family includes his loving wife, Rebecca, and their three children, two of whom (Will and Genny) work at the dealerships taking on day-to-day management. Their youngest (by two and a half minutes), Joy, is attending Mr. Hardeman’s alma mater, UT, in her second year of law school. Mr. Hardeman boasts about how proud he is of the spread here at the Continental Automotive Group and how the average employee has worked for him an incredible 15+ years! “The car business is a people business, and having the right people be a part of our family here is the most important thing, and we have the right people!”
Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Geneva Anne Hardeman, one of the future radio voices of Austin Subaru, remembers spending winter vacations in Colorado, navigating the snowy mountain roads in her family’s Outback. Genny got her start in the Continental Automotive Group on February 17, 1984, just two and a half minutes before her sister Joy. Genny was a thespian and tennis star at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School before continuing on to SMU, where she graduated a semester early with a degree in Finance, Foreign Languages and Literature. Genny went to work for Tejas Securities in Austin but was soon recruited into the family business. Genny enjoys spending time with friends on Lake Austin and taking runs around the neighborhood with her two dogs, a Blue Lacy named Charlie and a yellow Labrador named Ellie. Ellie enjoys riding in the Subaru sport utility vehicles; her favorite is the Outback.
Hire Date 2/17/1984 (Joy) – Joy, a sought-after companion, enjoys a good crossword puzzle and late evening walks 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. Those who miss Joy in work mode can check Facebook for the photographic chronicle “A Day in the Office- Kicking Butt and Taking Names.” Joy is currently in Washington DC driving a Subaru Outback.
Hire Date 7/18/1981 – 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. He is excited about the local expansion of the Subaru brand and thinks that it’s a perfect match for the people of Austin. William B. grew up in west Austin and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.
Hire Date 3/15/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 3/18/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 7/27/2015 – The name Kegan is of Celtic origin, meaning small and fiery. Props to Mom on that one; she nailed it. Kegan spent his childhood destroying other children in Taekwondo, rebelling against his parents in an angsty teenage skater phase, and somehow simultaneously as an avid member of the stereotypical ‘nerd’ groups, such as Robotic Design, NHS, and Band Leadership. Originally from small town, Texas, he ventured to Austin in 2014 and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. Over the years, he has taught himself the trumpet and guitar. “There is something to be heard in the spaces between spaces…” he said when asked about his love for music. “It’s the reason that music can seem reminiscent in nature to someone, even if they’ve never heard it before.”
Hire Date 9/17/2015 – Tyler is from Caldwell, TX. His favorite movie is Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He doesn’t sport. When asked what his favorite aisle in the grocery store is, he said, “Man, you know I like that.” Which could possibly mean he likes all the aisles? If he could meet anyone, it would be Napoleon Bonaparte. If he could visit any place, it would be a three way tie: Germany, Israel, and India. The happiest time of his life is the present, because it’s a gift.
Hire Date 10/6/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 6/8/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date: 9/9/2013 – Melissa Holman was born and raised in Austin. Melissa has witnessed this small college town turn into the tech savvy city it is today. In her spare time she enjoys delivering meals to seniors in her community, and also volunteering to help care for and maintain the Ferrel cat population in Austin, as well as working to help eliminate homelessness in our city. If there is one person she would like to meet it would be former President Jimmy Carter. On her bucket list she would like to visit Africa and the islands in the Mediterranean. Favorite movies include “Casablanca” and “To Have and Have Not”. A fun fact about Melissa is that she was Team Captain of team “Summer of Love” in the 2007 Redbull Flugtag in Austin. Texas. With her wonderful personality she is a great addition to the business office in our Subaru dealership.
Hire Date 6/3/2013 – Eddie Hummel moved to Austin recently to promote his aspiring underground grindcore band “Subierubieroo”, where his stage name is All Wheel Drive Edwin. He is the self proclaimed #1 Subaru fan (a hotly-contested title) and will stop at nothing to defend that honor. An interesting fact about Eddie is he once threw a puppy to safety during a nearly tragic San Francisco Touristy Trolley mishap in which he lost his pinky toe. He even has the battle scars to prove it! If anyone should know one thing about Eddie, it would be that he looks smashing in hats.Eddie’s hobbies are breakfast, lunch, and dinner – often all at once.
Hire Date 3/26/2015 – Greyson is into music and plays several instruments including the piano, trumpet, and guitar. An avid animal lover, he has both cats and dogs. He likes comics, adventure movies, and adventure.
Hire Date 2/2/2016 – Ray is happily married for three years and had his first baby December 17, 2015. On his day off, he likes to spend his time with his daughter and cuddle with her. He’s lived in Austin for 4 years now and considers it his hometown. He loves the culture here and of course he loves selling Subaru’s as well. He is grateful for his job at Austin Subaru because he enjoys the product that he sells.
Hire Date 2/8/2016 – Fouad grew up in Ahmadi City, Kuwait. He is proud of where he came from and the person he has become. He says he his satisfied with everything he has accomplished in life, and when he’s not working, he is spending time with his family. He loves to cook for family and friends, and his favorite food is Sea and Middle Eastern food. In the summer, he likes to travel and explore the world. He likes baseball, and his favorite team is the Yankees. The best place he’s ever visited is Turkey, and one day he would like to visit Jerusalem.
Hire Date 4/22/2013 – Ashlee Renee Konopka grew up in a small town outside of Albuquerque, NM. She came to Austin in July 2010, leaving behind two great parents and 2 sisters. She loves and misses her family very much. She loves a challenge and likes to work hard to earn what she has. She is intrigued with everything about Austin and can’t wait to get started on her degree in Kinesiology. Ashlee started working for CAG in April 2013 and plans on staying here as long as they will let her.
Hire Date 9/9/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 1/27/11 – Forrest (previous mentioned above in Austin’s bio) has two cars, an Impreza 2.5RS and a 1982 turbocharged 280Z that he races and attempts to drift (all in due time Forrest, all in due time). His daily driver, the Impreza, is named Scooby, and his race car, the 280Z, is called snoopy (because it’s black and white). This dear mentee of Austin is excited to learn ‘the ways of drifting.’ He’s heard a lot about Austin and his reputation and is honored to be under his wing. Forrest is a true Subaru fan, he even has the tattoo on his back to prove it. And he is NOT afraid of the color pink! His dream color combination just so happens to be hot pink with black. Forrest is working toward his business degree in order to accomplish his lifelong goal of owning his own performance shop. Forrest is daring, not afraid to try new things, and is better than Austin at everything.
Hire Date 3/16/2007 – Lee has an amazing 24 plus years of experience in the car industry. Originally from Bellaire, Texas, Lee moved up to Austin over ten years ago and is sold on the Central Texas quality of life. He has been married to his wife Victoria for more than 20 years and describes her as “the best looking brunette in town.” Lee, Victoria, and their three children are outdoor people who enjoy floating the river during the summer months. Lee recently started golfing more often but has chosen not to include his handicap in this bio.
Hire Date 3/8/2012 – Meet Jodi Ledford. Jodi loves the atmosphere here at Austin Subaru. She didn’t always live here in Austin; in fact, she moved here in 1992 after being born in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Jodi can be described as having a friendly personality who loves to make jewelry in her spare time and eat crab on multiple occasions. Although she enjoys working at Austin Subaru, her dream car is a Mini Cooper. Jodi’s life doesn’t revolve around cars though; she is a family gal! She has three daughters, one son, and nine grandchildren. Her happiest moments were watching the births of her grandchildren!
Hire Date 8/6/2004 – Diana moved to Austin from Phoenix, Arizona. She has two children, a son and a daughter. When she is not at work she likes to go on evening bike rides or walks with her children. She also likes to dog sit, go to local parks, shop, and to just hang out with her family and dear friends. Diana is always smiling and is a pleasure to work with. Her favorite color changes daily and is based on a variety of different factors.
Hire Date 1/29/2016 – Ricardo was born and raised in Austin and has two kids. He plays baseball and plays in a league on Sundays. He enjoys both country and rap music. Barton Springs is his favorite place in Austin.
Hire Date 7/1/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 5/19/2008 – Levi started working for CAG just 2 days after he graduated from the University of Texas. He is the proud owner his new (well, new to him) Subaru Forester for which he signed the papers for the morning of his interview here. We’re not saying that’s the reason he was hired, but it definitely didn’t hurt his chances. Levi is the master of all things IT for Austin Subaru, so if you have any computer-related problems, feel free to ask. Oh and don’t steal anything from Levi’s office… It is frowned upon.
Hire Date 12/18/2014 – Erin is an Austin native who migrated back to the city she loves after graduating from Texas State University in San Marcos. She now lives in north-east Austin with her boyfriend, and they share a house with two Pugs (Tootsie and Stella), and several geckos. In her free time, Erin loves to curl up with a good novel, preferably sci-fi or fantasy. She also enjoys watercolor painting, baking, eating good sushi, and going downtown for the occasional show at Red 7 or the Mohawk.
Hire Date 3/28/2012 – Say Hello to Pamela Lynn! She brings a fun and outgoing personality to Austin Subaru. She enjoys spending time with her friends, watching movies, and listening to music. One of her favorite movies is the movie Heat and her favorite celebrity is Al Pacino. Despite her love for Subaru, she has a soft spot for a White Porsche Cayenne Turbo! Back in the day, she grew up in Southern California in a relatively large family. She is now proud to call Austin her home. She loves the people and the fact that it’s a friendly state. Welcome Pamela Lynn!
Hire Date 10/9/2007 – For the past six plus years Antonia has used her talents to keep the Subaru showroom beautiful. Antonia has lived in Austin for over 14 years and has been married to her husband Noe for 15 years. Antonia and Noe, who works at another one of our CAG locations, have a son in elementary school and a teenage daughter. On the weekends Antonia will spend time in the park and go out to clubs to dance. The family also enjoys traveling to Mexico to visit their relatives.
Hire Date 12/9/2015 – Samantha was born in Brownsville, TX and raised in Mexico. The happiest time of her life was when she adopted her black/chocolate lab, Superman, and she enjoys spending time with him at the park. She also loves exploring new places to eat. Her favorite food is tacos. Her favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s staring Audrey Hepburn, who she would have loved to have met. The best place she has ever visited is Thailand, and one day she hopes to visit India.
Hire Date 8/20/2012 – John Martinez is a fun, friendly, and outgoing guy. He was born right here in Austin, TX and has lived here ever since. Outside of work he enjoys spending his free time with his family and working out. He has a daughter in the US Navy and a son who is in college and working. He is very proud of his children because they show love and kindness to others. His favorite movie is Facing the Giants and he always enjoys a T-Bone Steak when he can. The happiest moments of John’s life were the births of his children and when he received Jesus Christ in his heart. Favorite Football Team? UT LONGHORNS!!! HOOK ‘EM!
Hire Date 3/2/2015 – Rogelio loves cars. If he could have 50 cars he would drive them all in rotation, but would really love to have a white STi. He’s been in Austin for 28 years and loves this city. He was a soccer coach for 8 years and is still an avid soccer fan. He enjoys going to eat at Chili’s and watching sports.
Hire Date 9/16/2014 -Adam has lived in Austin, Texas since he was in the 4th grade moving here from Shreveport, Louisiana, where he was born. He says he has the most beautiful girlfriend in the world, Hannah, and considers himself very lucky to have her especially since he is not that great looking (maybe her eyesight is not that good). They love doing activities outside and just recently started Kayaking and would love advice on where to go for a real adventure. He has been fascinated with cars as long as he can remember. Adam’s dream car is the 1967 GT500 (who doesn’t like Eleanor?), or really any Shelby or Roush Mustang. When not selling a Subaru he attends car shows, reads about cars, details cars and talks about cars. He would love to be a race car driver but since that hasn’t worked out he loves selling his favorite “real” automobile the Subaru. He enjoys sharing his passion for cars with his customers and believes if you can park your car and walk away without looking back to check it out, then you bought the wrong car!
Hire Date 4/11/2006 – A native to Austin, Roger went to school and raised his family of two sons and two daughters here. His favorite person/wife, Lisa, is an author of ghost stories and loves haunted things. He has been in the Subaru community for over 13 years and is proud to say his sister, mother, and wife ALL drive Subarus. Roger is currently driving a vintage Baja. Mr. Matthews is very active in his church community and loves to read. His favorite color is green and his favorite place to visit is Edinburgh, Scotland. Roger loves to go on trails with his dog Geordie and loves to take day trips and entertain friends and family.
Hire Date 8/21/2008 – A resident of Austin for more than 28 years, Joel McColl has been a member of the Austin Subaru sales team since 2008 and has over 12 years experience in New, Pre-Owned, & Internet sales as well as finance. He believes buying a new vehicle should be an exciting and fun experience and is committed to making your experience at Austin Subaru easy and hassle free. Having been the MC/Producer of the O Henry World Championship Pun Off for over 20 years, Joel was the 2007 International Punster of the Year.Did you know that Joel McColl, during his time as a professional musician, once played in the Sydney Opera House?Did you know that Joel McColl is an avid golfer with a handicap of 9?
Hire Date 1/28/2016 – Rachel McCoy is from Italy. She likes to draw Disney-style characters and cartoons. She also nationally competes in high jumping, and she is currently trying out for the Olympics. So, that’s pretty awesome! When asked if she has pets, she said, “My family are my pets.” On the weekends, she likes to lie down.
Hire Date 8/18/2014 – Micah McCurty is a proud father of two daughters. He is originally from Denver, but he fell in love with Austin and he and his wife decided it was a great place to raise their kids. Micah has worked for Subaru since 2010. He loves riding BMX at the Pflugerville skate park. On Sunday mornings he makes breakfast for his family, cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs, a fine tradition indeed! He loves dill pickles and puts them on everything.
Hire Date 7/22/2013 – Jason is a native Alabamian who made his way to Austin back in 2004. He has been an Auburn fan since he was 5 years old. He is a recent newlywed. His wife, Melissa, made him the luckiest man alive in November 2014. He is an animal lover through and through, and hopes to one day own some property out of town where he and his wife can have a small community of animals. She doesn’t know about that dream, so please don’t mention it if you see her. He is particularly fond of their dog “Pullo” and their enormous cat “Bruce.” He tries to get back to Alabama to see family occasionally, but Austin is his true love. What he likes the best about the car business is that nowadays it is constantly changing.
Hire Date 3/14/2016 – Lisa was born and raised in Austin. She has a husband and a Dachshund named Psycho. She loves going to concerts, and she enjoys all kinds of music, especially blues and soul.
Hire Date 10/21/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 10/31/2001 – Joy grew up in Greenview, Illinois, population 750, and came to the University of Texas in 1979. She has one daughter and has been married for many years. ‘To the same guy,’ she adds. Her family is a Boxer family, and their current dog is their third in this breed. She is a dedicated Longhorn fan, evidenced in the burnt orange FX35 and the season tickets. Her favorite player of all time is Earl Campbell. And she is an Aquarius.
Hire Date 12/2/2015 – Chris is a huge car guy, which is why he is here at Subaru! He’s into race cars and his favorite movies all have to do with racing as well. His favorite kind of music is rap, and he likes all kinds of food.
Hire Date 10/1/2015 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 8/3/2000 – A long time veteran of Austin Subaru, Billy is the second highest rated Subaru technician in the United States. Billy remembers seeing the 1992 Subaru SVX and falling in love with the car maker. However, it is the cars’ dependability that has kept him hooked. Billy encourages customers to test drive their Subarus in bad weather and says that, if you keep oil and water in a Subaru, it will run forever. Billy currently owns five Subarus and has also given them to both his parents and children. Billy and his wife Keri were married over seven years ago in the famous Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas strip. They have two children and live on fives acres in Copeland with their horse, Big Dog. Billy has been known to drive his riding lawnmower to the local convenience store.* * video coming soon.
Hire Date 2/15/2002 – John is from Galveston, Texas but has called Austin home for over 20 years. John brings 14 plus years of automotive sales experience to the job and enjoys golf, wood working, and restoring cars in his off time. John has been married to the lovely Karen O’Connor for over 30 years and has a son, Timothy and a daughter, Jennifer.
Hire Date 8/13/2015 – Jillian is an energetic, quirky, creative person who loves to spend her free time playing disc golf, going to concerts, playing video games, and working with ceramics. She spent 7 years managing a pottery studio in Round Rock, which she grew to love. As a native Texan, she spent most of her youth at her family’s ranch going hunting, taking the four wheelers out, and looking for peacock feathers. Jillian has a passion for heavy metal, and her favorite band is a tie between a local band by the name of The Sword and Type O Negative. If she could meet anyone, Jillian would love to have met the late Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Jillian has three wonderful “Furbies,” who she considers her children: an 8 month old Papimo puppy by the name of Freya, a black cat named Bagheera, and a Crested Gecko who goes by Gustav (after Jillian’s favorite artist Gustav Klimt).
Hire Date 7/4/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 4/13/2015 – Richardo loves anything having to do with cars. He’s an uncle to his brother’s twin boys and loves spending time with them. He plays soccer regularly and watches all sports. If it’s sports related he is into it! When Richardo was 15 he had a kidney transplant. These days he’s as fit as can be!
Hire Date 2/23/2016 – Leonard is from Kansas. He and his wife have two kids and three dogs (two chihuahuas and one pit bull). In his spare time, he enjoys Harleys, fishing, and golfing.
Hire Date 5/9/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 1/20/2016 – Christian was born in Austin and raised in Pflugerville. He has two pit bull puppies named Zeus and Canelo, after the wrestler. Italian food is his favorite, and Maggiano’s in particular is his favorite place to eat. He played football for four years in high school, and he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.
Hire Date 11/5/2015 – Manny was born and raised here in Austin, TX. He can be a little shy at first, but once you get to know him, he’ll never be quiet. During his spare time, Manny likes eating anything chocolate, working on his own car, going to car meets, and heading to the race track for events. If he could travel anywhere, he would visit Japan – a little for the racing but more to bring home an imported car! He likes anything with four wheels, though he admits does have a few favorites. If he could go back in time, Manny would tell himself to “keep doing what you’re doing” and to “take more time to enjoy the moment”
Hire Date 4/5/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 10/18/2015 – Clayton got his first job when he was 16, working in his grandfather’s sawmill. Not exactly the most common start for someone who wood later move into IT, but we at CAG are thrilled to our roots that he decided to branch out and leaf that life behind him. After logging countless hours on his personal machine, Clayton moved into the IT field. He started with just a few relatives, but quickly became the go-to computer guy for his entire family tree. Even his old-fashioned grandfather saw the need for someone with his command of the information logging road we call “The Internet,” and gave him the oakay to follow his passion! Clayton is a model IT technician. When we put him on a project, he never stops forest until he’s finished and is rarely completely stumped.
Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby is a multi-talented, driven, professional photographer with a passion for all things art and creating. She has had cameras in her hands since she was a child, and hasn’t put them down since. Shelby’s dream is to create a portfolio of the world by traveling to many countries while experiencing their culture.
Hire Date 12/30/2015 – Ben is a 5th generation Austinite. He likes racing with his Subaru FRS in his spare time. His favorite place in Austin is Circuit of the Americas.
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.
Hire Date 8/13/2015 – Jeff was born and raised in Southern California. He has two boys, Patrick and Ryder. He and his wife, Stephanie, decided it was time for a change, so they packed up their things and their kids and moved to Austin, where they could pursue their dreams finding work in their passions and give their boys a better way of life. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, exploring the city, and date nights. He enjoys playing guitar and discovering new music. He found his passion in work here at CAG and is proud to be part of the team in Macho.
Hire Date 4/22/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 1/16/2006 – A country girl from Mt. Pleasant, Ashley moved to Austin to play softball at St. Edward’s University. After graduation, Ashley continued playing in various slow-pitch leagues and eventually met her teammate Lonnie. Ashley has a chihuahua named Frito and loves to barbecue brisket and ribs. She is also an excellent craps player and tries to make it up to Las Vegas two or three times a year.
Hire Date – 6/19/2014 – Maile is a level headed, caring, and personable person. She is the mom of an energetic little boy and he keeps her life entertaining. She has a tendency to mother-hen her friends – making sure that they are doing well and helping or encouraging them as much as possible. She has a passion for dance, stating that it is an amazing stress reliever, and tries to enjoy it as frequently as possible. Maybe that’s why she has such a calm disposition. “If it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen. If not, don’t worry. What you are meant to be doing will present itself to you soon.” Some people even tease that she still has an island state of mind-she did grow up in Hawaii after all. Maile believes in working hard and playing hard. She strives to obtain her goals, loves to learn, and tries remains optimistic throughout life. After she’s earned her days off, she likes to enjoy them by dancing, camping, playing cars with her son, and driving her own car. A Subaru, if you’re wondering. When we had asked about it, she smiled and said that “there are very few things that beat an open road”.
Hire Date 1/22/1990 – Alex is a proud father of six children and happily married to his wife! But his family count doesn’t stop at eight, you can also add two dogs to the mix! He is a Boy Scout leader and is very proud of the fact he has been with the company for 25 years!
Hire Date 5/27/2016 – Bio Coming Soon!
Hire Date 10/9/2007 – Ricardo is originally from Santa Rosa de Lima, a small town in eastern El Salvador. Ricardo has lived in Austin for more than eight years and says that he and his family enjoy it much more than Houston, although they often return to Houston to visit relatives. Ricardo and his wife have two teenagers, a son and a daughter. Ricardo’s hobbies include fishing and other outdoor activities, and he likes to take weekend camping trips with his family. Ricardo enjoys family vacations to Schlitterbahn and says that they have a great time.
Hire Date 1016/2014 – Craig was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Austin, Texas in 2007. In his spare time he enjoys playing games, camping, hiking, grilling and learning new things. His favorite movie is “Guardians of the Galaxy”. If he could meet anyone ever it would be Carl Sagan. His favorite celebrity is Neil deGrasse Tyson. He has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Einstein who is 6 years old. His dream car is a 2001 Nissan Skyline GTR R34. He is truly thrilled to be servicing the Subaru and be part of our team making our customers happy.
Hire Date 4/25/2015 – Morgan is a U.S. Navy veteran. He’s a Subaru owner and driver and his love for Subarus is what motivated him into selling cars. Morgan was born and raised in Austin. He spends most of his time golfing or playing with his dog, “Dexter.”
Hire Date 4/2/2007 – Originally from El Salvador, Daniel has lived in Austin for over 12 years. He appreciates the small-town feel of the city and all the fun activities that Austin has to offer. Daniel has more than five years of experience working on Subarus and describes the cars as nice and easy to fix. When not working in the Service Department, you can find Daniel on the soccer field playing for his team, Liverpool.
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 8/3/2010 – Glenda came from Midland, Texas to live in Austin, a second time, in the summer of 2000. Glenda has worked in the car business for more than 10 years in the Service Department, where she managed the service office and was the assistant to the service manager. Her family includes her husband of over 34 years, 3 grown children, and 7 fabulous grandchildren. Relaxation on the weekends is all about visiting local points of interests, going to a movie, trying out a new restaurant or just staying at home reading the latest novel.
Hire Date 5/15/2004 – “…because manliness isn’t seasonal, that’s why.”
Hire Date 8/1/2014 – Samuel was born in the baron country of El Paso, Texas. Thank goodness he was fortunate enough to get to move to Austin, Texas in 2003. He really enjoys the Subaru but his dream car is the McLaren MP4. His family includes his wonderful 10 year old daughter and another one on the way in November. He also lives with a cat, lizard, fish, gerbals and guinea pigs. In his spare time he relaxes by swimming and biking then out to eat Mexican food, his favorite. Samuel’s favorite movie of all time is “Buffalo 66” and the star he likes best is Bruce Lee. The most beautiful place he has ever travelled to was Denver, Colorado and he absolutely fell in love with the city. Samuel’s first job was working at Chilis where he gained his work ethic experience. He has desired to work at Austin Subaru for years and was thrilled with the opportunity when it arrived.
Hire Date 11/4/2015 – Yelena was born in Odessa, Ukraine. At four years old, she and her family moved to Portland, Maine, where she was raised. She decided she needed a change in environment, so she and her boyfriend moved to Austin very recently. They made a road trip of it and made a stop in Savannah, GA, which she says is her favorite place she’s visited so far. One day, she would like to say that her favorite place is England or Italy! Together, she and her boyfriend have a tiny 6 lb. orange tabby named Pig. In her spare time, she loves going to the movies, trying new restaurants and painting. Her favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park. Yelena worked at a Subaru dealership back in Maine, and she genuinely loves the brand, so when she moved here, she sought us out! Her dream car is a WRX, which she is proud to say that she now finally owns.
Hire Date 8/1/2013 – Danny was born in Brownsville, Texas to a large, loving family. He moved to Austin in 1998. He has 4 older brothers and one older sister. His parents were great in instilling love of family in him since day one, and for that reason he has a very close, tight knit family. Danny is married to a wonderful, beautiful, smart, funny, and talented wife named Shannon who also happens to be his best friend. They have two daughters, Ivy and Olive, who are also very smart and beautiful! He also has a cat named Chazz and a dog named Scooter. Danny loves to do outdoor activities and would one day love to go backpacking across Europe.
Hire Date 2/5/2016 – Jonathan is from Newport News, Virginia, and moved to Austin in 2015. He and his wife have a dog named Georgie. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys modifying his WRX. He also likes video games, and sports games are his favorite.
Hire Date 3/2/2016 – Cody’s dream came true when he was able to come to work at Austin Subaru. He had an inside advantage since his mother, Kathy, is Subaru’s sales assistant. Cody was born in 1998 and raised in Austin, Texas and has never left and plans on staying here forever. His inspiration to be involved in the auto industry,in addition to his mother,came from his infatuation with his favorite car the 2016 Dodge Challenger RT. In his free time he enjoys hanging with his best friend playing video games or watching his favorite sports team the A&M football team. He absolutely loves his two dogs a 2 year old and the other is just a puppy.
Hire Date 4/13/13 – Kathy Swenson was born in Okinawa, Japan and moved to Texas when she was 15 years old. She grew up in North Austin where she still resides. Kathy has 3 children and has been married to her husband for 17 years. Kathy has one grandson and a granddaughter that will arrive in August of this year. When not at work, Kathy spends her time with her family attending soccer games and participating in the mowing business that her husband and children started 7 years ago. She became part of the Subaru family because Alli Walker told her about the position. Kathy is so thankful for this truly fabulous job.
Hire Date 1/12/2015 – RJ was born in California and moved to Texas at the age of 11. When he isn’t elbows deep in a motor, he loves spending time with his family. He has a precious daughter and a wonderful wife. They also have 2 dogs, a boxer and a miniature schnauzer. You can find them hanging out at any of the parks and lakes around Austin, or at car meets. RJ’s favorite football team is the Cowboys, but when it comes to basketball, he has to root for the Lakers! His taste buds also lead him in several different directions; His favorite foods are sushi and Mexican cuisine.
Hire Date 8/16/2013 – Tabitha has an incredibly colorful past. She previously taught English in Japan before she found her true calling in alternative dance public performance art. Tabitha found her way to Austin only by chance after her struggles on the road left her traveling dance troupe stranded in south Austin. The Co-op group disbanded over monetary issues as the market at the time wasn’t ready for the wildly wicked moves of the underground dance revolution. Tabitha prevailed by becoming a vegan (something she claims gives her super powers) and focusing her vegan chi into clothing design with an emphasis on salon management. Tabitha quickly became a powerful downtown socialite in the early 2000’s, but she resigned from the lifestyle stating, “I’ve gotta quit the scene before the scene quits me.” Wise words. We’re happy that Tabitha decided to settle down as part of the Austin Subaru family. Tabitha’s favorite anecdote is the time she overdosed on vitamin B12 and pushed over a local vegan food truck in a flushed fit of nutritionally enhanced rage – Tabitha recalls their customer service was, “entirely and utterly tragic.” The owner of the truck is now out of business. He has made a full recovery with no plans to reopen citing, “fear of retribution.”
Hire Date: 8/29/2013 – Juaquin started his interesting life in the grand Metropolis of Dallas, Texas but quickly moved to Round Mountain, Texas. There he grew up on a turkey ranch where he recollects a lifestyle of peace and quiet except for Thanksgiving. Then the happiest time of his life occurred when he graduated from high school. Juaquin worked at McDonalds restaurant for a period of time then helped his father in the concrete business until he decided to attend automotive school to become a technician. That skill is what led him to Austin Subaru. When not on the job, he passes the time drawing (a true artist at heart), lifting weights and anything that keeps him busy. Now he is busy getting his life together and making better choices to move toward a better future.
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 7/5/2010 – Craig originated from Iowa, but became a naturalized Texan as soon as possible after moving to the state in 1973. Before coming to the Dark Side, Craig was employed in the Criminal Justice field for 37 years. Craig has been married to the same woman for a very long time and has 2 grown daughters, a grandson, and a granddaughter! In his spare time, Craig enjoys movies, going out to eat, reading, exercising, and spending time with his family.
Hire Date 8/3/2015 – Lloyd is brand new to Austin by way of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a kid, he had always wanted a ’68 Camaro, but after working in cars his whole life, Lloyd is happy with his pick-up truck. He graduated from high school at 17, and then spent five years in the Army- where he lived in Germany for two of them! After that, he went to Toyota school, graduated and became a Toyota technician for four years, before switching to parts management and then service management. Just prior to moving down to Austin, Lloyd rescued a kitten and has the funniest stories you’ve ever heard about what this little cat does. He has three sons he is very proud of, and one precious grand baby. When he has the time, Lloyd and his sons like to go on hunting ventures right at the border in South Texas.
Hire Date 11/4/2015 – Marla is an outgoing, hard-working individual who was born in Ft. Worth, TX and moved to Austin when she was 2. She enjoys reading, watching movies, hiking, and taking her adopted pincher mix Bonnie on walks. She also has a 14 year old cat named Jack, who she has had since he was 6 weeks old. Her favorite movie is Dirty Dancing, and she loves browsing the beer and wine aisle at the grocery store for a new beer to try and a good glass of red wine. If she could meet anyone, it would be her grandmother, who passed away before she was born. Her favorite vacation spots are the beaches of the Bahamas, which she visited while on a Disney Cruise. She has her eyes set on visiting Germany one day, because her mom’s family is from there. She prides herself in her strong work ethic; she worked 15 years at her last job at another dealership, and she aims to spend many years here as well!
Hire Date 03/04/13 – Ralph was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Laurel, Maryland between Washington DC and Baltimore. It was a great area to grow-up in, having the mountains and the beach within an hours drive. He moved to Austin in August of 2000 with his now ex-wife and his son. Currently he lives alone with his Dalmatian, Champ. Ralph enjoys going to the lake or the pool on a nice hot day. He also likes to travel, cook, and watch the Redskins beat the Cowboys! Ralph used to work as a Systems Analyst and has a very diverse background. He has been in the car business for about two years now. Welcome to the team!
Hire Date 3/31/2011 – Born in Dallas, TX, she has lived in Houston, Portland, OR and Phoenix, AZ, before moving to Austin when she was 5. Her and her family have sailed in the Caribbean, once in the British Virgin Islands, and once at St. Lucia and the Granadines. She has been married almost a year and they have 3 guinea pigs: Popcorn, Cylde, and Paskal. They would like to travel to Okinawa and the rest of Japan, or Australia/New Zealand, or just anywhere. They really enjoy Fredericksburg as well. She graduated from Texas State University with a Studio Art w/All Level Teacher Certification BFA. She was also pretty good at foil fencing in college and took it 3 semesters. In her spare time she cooks, bakes, sews, paints, draws, plans hers gardens, plants in said gardens, and researches different crops to grow in Texas weather. She would love to go to A&M for a horticulture degree. And she gets her name misspelled all the time.
Hire Date 7/5/2010 – Raised in Dallas, Chris and his family moved back to Texas from sunny Los Angeles. Before entering the car business, Chris was into politics and worked two years in the Clinton White House in D.C. He possesses a B.A. from UT-Dallas and a M.A. from George Washington University. Chris also has experience in investment banking, which should come in handy to let his customers know what they can do with all the money they are going to save while buying their no-haggle Honda. Chris is a family man, married to his special lady and raising two kids, an eight year old girl and a four year old boy.
Hire Date 11/27/2006 – This photo is from Jesse’s earlier days, when he was the hard partying and wildly talented drummer in the world famous heavy metal band Mania. Incidentally, it was about that time and a result of those skills that earned Jesse the nickname that stays with him today “The War Machine.” Jesse moved to Central Texas in 1981 and now calls San Marcos home. He follows Nitro Funny Car Drag Racing and collects movie memorabilia from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Jesse also enjoys football season and live music.If you ever have an obscure question about a certain Subaru model, find Jesse, who is a national Subaru walk-around champion. Jesse says that the Subaru brand is a true state of mind and he loves representing it. He appreciates both to the go anywhere capability of the vehicles and also the shared sensibilities that Subaru customers have of caring about the well-being of Mother Earth.
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