• Chris Hudson

    Chris Hudson

    Center Leader

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    Chris Hudson

    Center Leader

    Hire Date 4/18/16 – Chris was looking for a new home. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Chris realized that he had seen enough of the city by the sea and later found himself in Austin, at Austin Subaru. When asked what he loves about the automotive industry? He answered, “That there are still companies like CAG out there.” Chris has a beautiful and supportive wife, Dedra, and 3 wonderful children. He enjoys spending time with his family at their fishing cabin on Baffin Bay and hunting South Texas.

  • Rally

    Rally

    Chief Love Officer

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    Rally

    Chief Love Officer

    Hire Date 7/2/2022 – Austin Subaru’s one and only Ambassadog! Keep up with the latest happenings and adventures via Rally’s instagram page: @pupnamedrally

  • Caleb Acouetey

    Caleb Acouetey

    Express Technician

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    Caleb Acouetey

    Caleb Acouetey

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 02/17/2023 – Caleb is from Louisiana, and he decided to join the automotive business due to his interest in cars. In his free time, he enjoys staying fit and spending time with his 5 pets – a ferret named Django, 2 dogs named Sweetie and Sam, and 2 guinea pigs named Tinsel and COCO. Caleb’s favorite band is Gorillaz, and his favorite restaurant is Tony C’s. Caleb and his family have visited Disney World numerous times, and they are his favorite vacations to take. In the future, he hopes to travel to Japan so he can see the Cherry Blossom trees in bloom. Caleb’s hero is definitely his father because of his hard work and amazing advice. If he could invite anyone to dinner, Caleb would choose his grandfather because he was never able to meet him. As for some more favorites, Caleb’s top-pick movie is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, his go-to song is Fireflies, and Destiny is his favorite video game. FUN FACT: On occasion, Caleb enjoys skateboarding and trying new things.

    Caleb’s favorite book – Eragon by Christopher Paolini

  • Travis Alexander

    Travis Alexander

    Service Advisor

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    Travis Alexander

    Travis Alexander

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 03/04/2024 – Travis is originally from Santa Barbara, CA. He’s been in the automotive industry for 22 years and counting! He’s gone through many different positions in the industry before finding his way here. As Travis likes to say, he didn’t choose the automotive industry, the industry chose him. He has also spent his life enjoying music, and his favorite venue for enjoying that music is the Santa Barbara Bowl. When it comes to sports, Travis is a lifelong Steelers fan. As for travel, his best vacation was a trip to Europe with his wife. They visited England and many parts of France and got to meet lots of family!

  • David Allen

    David Allen

    Technician

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    David Allen

    David Allen

    Technician

    Hire Date 11/20/2023 – David was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and he has been working in automotive since 1999. Growing up, one of his favorite hobbies was working on cars with his dad, so he figured it’d only make sense to make a career out of it! David’s favorite thing to do in Austin is hit up the trails, especially the Town Lake trail. He loves and appreciates all genres of music, but his go-to’s are Punk Rock and Hip Hop. FUN FACT: David roots for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin F.C!

  • Angel Alvarez-Tena

    Angel Alvarez-Tena

    Valet

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    Angel Alvarez-Tena

    Angel Alvarez-Tena

    Valet

    Hire Date 02/06/2024 – Outside of work, Angel enjoys skateboarding and has recently gotten into bouldering in the climbing gyms around Austin. He also loves playing video games, and while he’s currently playing a lot of Fortnite on the Xbox One, his favorite game is probably Left 4 Dead on the Xbox 360. Angel’s favorite trip was going to the beach in Galveston with his friends and visiting the pier. He hopes to one day visit Mexico to see the family he has there, and also Italy for its historical culture. Angel currently has two blue heelers, Max and Enano. He has also had a bunny named Paco and a snake named Buddy!

  • Emma Anderson

    Emma Anderson

    Event Coordinator

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    Emma Anderson

    Emma Anderson

    Event Coordinator

    Hire Date 02/03/2023 – Emma was born and raised in Denton, Texas with her two siblings and moved to San Marcos after high school to attend Texas State University. When she’s not working, Emma enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, Charlie (aka her BFF!). Charlie loves doing everything with Emma like soaking up the sunshine, going on walks, going out to eat, and taking a trip to Starbucks every Saturday for a “pup cup”. Emma also enjoys exploring new parks and trails in Austin, spending a night in the city with her friends, trying new restaurants, and attending as many events as she can at the Moody Center. Emma’s favorite meal is lasagna, especially her mom’s homemade recipe, and her favorite restaurant is Bar Peached because she can enjoy both pork buns and fries. Emma grew up listening to The Chicks and they are her favorite band of all time. She even got to see them perform at ACL Music Festival in 2022! FUN FACT: Emma grew up dancing and playing the violin. While she doesn’t do as much dancing anymore, she can still play some beautiful tunes on the violin!

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2016, 2021

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2016, 2021

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

  • Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Accounts Payable

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    Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Maria Arellano Jaimes

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 12/18/2023 – Maria was born and raised in Mexico, and she loves living in Austin for the awesome festivals and beautiful nature scenes to take long walks in. At home, she has a Pomeranian named Princess. FUN FACT: Maria is a huge fan of the Hunger Games movie series!

  • Josh Arnold

    Josh Arnold

    Technician

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    Josh Arnold

    Josh Arnold

    Technician

    Hire Date 04/03/2024 – Josh is originally from Corvallis, Oregon. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2017. What started as a random selection of the T-Ten program in a college catalog turned into a passion for helping people and fixing cars. When he’s not working, Josh enjoys eating barbecue, spending time with family, and playing games on the computer. Despite his love of BBQ, he’d still say his favorite food is pizza because of all the different possible combinations. FUN FACT: Josh is a former Toyota master diagnostic technician and service quality specialist!

  • Gabe Atkins

    Gabe Atkins

    Technician

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    Gabe Atkins

    Gabe Atkins

    Technician

    Hire Date 3/14/2018 – Gabe is a long-time Austin resident, and briefly lived in California before moving back here. He enjoys working on his car and playing disc golf. He has two cats, Bane and Jax.

  • Jerry Arzate

    Jerry Arzate

    Express Technician

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    Jerry Arzate

    Jerry Arzate

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 04/23/2024 – Jerry is originally from Chicago, IL and moved to Austin in 2023. His favorite things about Austin are the laid back vibes, good music, and the varying landscapes and different types of nature. In addition to being a technician, he is also a certified welder! If Jerry could travel anywhere in the world, he would visit Japan for its history, food, and beautiful nature. If he could have dinner with anyone, Jerry would invite Michael Jordan over for some tasty bites!

  • Justin Baiko

    Justin Baiko

    Analytics Engineer
    Top Gun 2023

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    Justin Baiko

    Justin Baiko

    Analytics Engineer
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 03/06/2023 – Justin comes to us from Round Rock, Texas, and this is his first job in the automotive world! His favorite food is pineapple pizza, and if he could travel to any destination, he would choose Space. At home, Justin has 2 dogs.

  • Enrique  Barcenas Jr.

    Enrique Barcenas Jr.

    Express Technician

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    Enrique  Barcenas Jr.

    Enrique Barcenas Jr.

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 07/24/2023 – Enrique is originally from Round Rock, Texas, and loves all the delicious food and fun activities in Austin. After working on his personal vehicles for a few years, he wanted to get more hands-on experience and grow with an awesome company, and Austin Subaru seemed like the perfect place to do both! Enrique has a Husky named Rocky, and he roots for the San Francisco Giants.

  • Brandon Barnett

    Brandon Barnett

    Warehouse Associate

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    Brandon Barnett

    Brandon Barnett

    Warehouse Associate

    Hire Date 1/4/2022 – Brandon is from Smithville, TX. After living part of his life in Round Rock, Brandon decided he missed his country roots and decided to move back. Away from work, Brandon enjoys working on cars, riding four wheelers, and fishing out of the creek that runs through his property. Brandon is a family man who prefers to spend as much time with his family as possible. He especially looks forward to spending every Sunday together for good food, laid-back fun, and great people. Also included in the family are three charming pitbulls! One day in the near future, Brandon would like to start a business.

  • Trey Barstow III

    Trey Barstow III

    Sales Coordinator

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    Trey Barstow III

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 10/25/2023 – Trey was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. While he loves living in Austin, he’ll always stick to his roots when it comes to sports, as he is a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers. Trey’s favorite restaurant is Raising Cane’s and his go-to order is the box combo, substitute coleslaw for extra sauce, butter on both sides of the bread, and an ice-cold sweet tea. At home, Trey has a shepherd mix named Chester and his favorite movie is The Prestige.

  • Kyle Bartlett

    Kyle Bartlett

    Vehicle Acquisition Specialist

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    Kyle Bartlett

    Kyle Bartlett

    Vehicle Acquisition Specialist

    Hire Date 12/19/2023 – Kyle is originally from Houston and made his way to Austin in 1991. In his free time, he enjoys playing the drums, basketball, cycling, and fishing. Kyle is a huge fan of Foo Fighters and Rush, and if he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Neil Peart from Rush. When it comes to sports, Kyle roots for the Houston Astros and San Antonio Spurs.

  • Jade Baumgardner

    Jade Baumgardner

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2021, 2022

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    Jade Baumgardner

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2021, 2022

    Hire Date 10/1/2018 – Jade is an Austinite who loves the friendliness, diversity, and good food that are always present in Austin. Jade had been a customer of Austin Subaru for over five years, and in 2018, she was ecstatic to join the sales team here and help fulfill Subaru dreams for all. Outside of work, Jade enjoys listening to music, working on cars, fishing, and hanging out with her two kiddos! Let’s not forget the furbabies – Jade also has a dog named Max and cat named Miyoko at home. One of Jade’s most fond memories comes from the time she spent in Japan with her grandma. Between the food and the culture, she had the best experience and would love to go back someday. FUN FACT: Jade’s favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast.

    Email Jade – [email protected]

  • Rita Bautista

    Rita Bautista

    Warranty Payables

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    Rita Bautista

    Rita Bautista

    Warranty Payables

    Hire Date 02/20/2023 – Rita was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Carrollton, Texas. She always had her eyes set on building a career in the automotive industry and she is excited about this opportunity with CAG! She has been doing photography for 6 years, and in her free time, she enjoys taking pictures for her small photography business. This includes family pictures, portraits, and even car photography. Rita enjoys taking photos of any occasion and building cars with her dad. Her very first car was a 1988 Toyota MK3 Supra that she was able to build and restore with her dad’s help, and he also taught her how to drive a manual. When it comes to food, Rita enjoys trying out new places to eat! She loves sushi, but nothing beats a home-cooked meal by the best cook in the world – her mom. Rita’s favorite place to travel to is southern Oklahoma, and she enjoys visiting their state parks and going on hikes among the pine trees. Rita also loves hitting up the small towns and finding all of the hidden gems they have to offer.

  • Caleb Belile

    Caleb Belile

    Service Videographer

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    Caleb Belile

    Service Videographer

    Hire Date 3/15/2022 – Caleb is from the metro area of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been living in Austin since 2021! When he’s not working, you can find Caleb hiking, meditating, indulging in photography, creating digital content, and gaming (Team Fortress 2 on the PC is his top pick!). Of all the restaurants in Austin, Caleb’s go-to place to get a bite to eat would have to be Terry Black’s! One day, he would love to travel to Switzerland to experience the European architecture and beautiful landscapes. While Caleb’s favorite musical artist is Burial, his favorite song is “Cloud of Unknowing” by Gorillaz feat. Bobby Womack and Sinfonia Viva. He doesn’t have any pets, but he is an animal lover, and his favorite Subaru model would have to be the ’19 BRZ. FUN FACT: Caleb operates a YouTube channel with over 30K subscribers!

  • Ryan Belz

    Ryan Belz

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2015

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    Ryan Belz

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 10/19/2015 – Ryan loves bowling, Taco Tuesday, happy hour, beer, and BRZs.

  • Alex Benavidez

    Alex Benavidez

    Technician

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    Alex Benavidez

    Technician

    Hire Date 12/1/2020 – Alex is an Austin native and he plans to stay here forever. His favorite things to do in the city include taking in the scenery, enjoying the diversity and the foods, hanging out with his family, fishing at the lakes, ponds/creeks, and attending live music events. Alex is also very into the car scene and he enjoys spending some of his free time out skateboarding on the streets and skateparks. Someday, when he retires, Alex plans to travel to many countries in Europe, Japan, and Korea. He’s intrigued by the land and cityscapes, and ample historical events tied to the areas, and can’t wait to experience the cultures first-hand. Plus, he can’t wait to try the food!

  • Ian  Beuerlein

    Ian Beuerlein

    Express Technician

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    Ian Beuerlein

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 07/11/2022 – Ian was born in Tacoma, Washington, and raised in Leavenworth, Kansas. He stumbled into the automotive business in 2021 after finding issues in his own cars and figuring out how to fix them. This provided Ian with a ton of knowledge, and along the way, he realized how much he enjoys fixing problems in vehicles and figuring out how to prevent them from occurring in the future. Fast forward to now, Ian is thrilled to be making a career out of his skills at Austin Subaru! His favorite thing about Austin, Texas would have to be how large it is compared to his hometown, and that there is always something to see and do. In his free time, Ian enjoys building model cars, playing bass guitar, welding, fabricating, playing racing games (preferably Gran Turismo 7 on the PS4), and finding old Subarus on Craigslist. Ian says the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri is the best music venue out there, and he is a huge fan of Rudy’s BBQ. If Ian could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Colin McRae, and his favorite song is Ribs by Lorde. When it comes to sports, Ian roots for the Aggies Football team! FUN FACT: At home, Ian has two adorable cats named Bigfoot and Gertrude!

     

  • Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

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    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

    Hire Date 1/27/2020 – Haley is originally from Denville, New Jersey, and spent most of her childhood in St. Louis, Missouri. Her hobbies include working out, spending time with family, and enjoying cozy days at home. She’s a lover of all kinds of music, and Ariana Grande is her all-time favorite artist. Haley has two cats named Ducky and Teddy, who always get their way and are spoiled rotten.

  • Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2011, 2015, 2020, 2021

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    Jacki Blancas

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2011, 2015, 2020, 2021

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

  • Matthew  Boehm

    Matthew Boehm

    Parts Counter

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    Matthew Boehm

    Parts Counter

    Hire Date 10/25/2023 – Matthew was born in Austin, TX, and grew up in San Marcos, TX. He loves Austin for its delicious restaurants, especially those involving sushi; he could eat sushi every day of his life! When he’s not busy working, Matthew enjoys spending time with his Maine Coon cat and unwinding with some Xbox or PC games (Skyrim is his top pick). In the future, he hopes to visit Germany so he can drive on the infamous Nürburgring.

  • Bob Bookwalter

    Bob Bookwalter

    Inventory Manager
    Top Gun 2020, 2021

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    Bob Bookwalter

    Inventory Manager
    Top Gun 2020, 2021

    Hire Date 10/31/2016 – Bob loves dogs, Iron Maiden, and all Subarus! He is a fantastic team player who continually goes above and beyond to help out around him. He also (unofficially) has the most iconic beard at CAG.

  • Dan Boone

    Dan Boone

    Compliance Manager

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    Dan Boone

    Compliance Manager

    Hire Date 2/19/2021 – Dan Boone is a third-generation auto industry professional. He is the son of a former Houston car dealer who handled many different makes from the late ’60s to the mid-’90s. Dan has worked full-time in the auto industry since his graduation from the University of Texas in 1985. He has experience in every automotive department and even spent some time with a manufacturer, too. Dan originally joined the CAG team in April of 2004, which gave him the opportunity to move back to the Austin area and to be closer to his Longhorns. During the spring and summer, Dan can often be found at Disch-Faulk field supporting the home team! Dan’s primary goal is customer satisfaction, stating, ‘My job is making my customers happy.’ Dan has worked with many lenders over the years and has developed the relationships and the expertise to help make his customer’s dreams a reality.

    Dan’s Favorite Book: Raintree County by Ross Lockridge, Jr.
    “Raintree County is a great American novel. James Mitchner spent several pages on it in his biography, “The World is My Backyard.” This book is set before, during, and after the Civil War. It weaves a compelling story of love, youth, heroism, duty, sorrow, freedom, and family. Every moment with this book is a treasure.”

    Dan also enjoys the writings of Craig Symonds – a historian who makes history come alive. From Symonds, Dan would recommend “The Battle of Midway, ” heavy with stories of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice.

  • Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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

    Email Jennifer – [email protected]

  • Keanu Bottoms

    Keanu Bottoms

    Facilities and Maintenance Helper

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    Keanu Bottoms

    Keanu Bottoms

    Facilities and Maintenance Helper

    Hire Date 04/01/2024 – Bio coming soon!

  • Keith Bottoms

    Keith Bottoms

    Maintenance Director

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    Keith Bottoms

    Maintenance Director

    Hire Date 03/04/2024 – Keith is originally from Tucson, AZ but moved to Texas in 1990 after graduating high school and has been here ever since! His favorite musician is the local blues guitarist Monte Montgomery. For Keith, the automotive industry runs in the blood. There are many mechanics in his family and he’s been in the industry for over 30 years! If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d invite Elvis because Keith has many questions he needs answered. Keith also has one black cat named Rose Royce, who he found and rescued from a car wash trench.

  • Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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

  • Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown

    Service Accounting Representative

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    Courtney Brown

    Service Accounting Representative

    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!

  • Aiden Bruney

    Aiden Bruney

    Express Technician

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    Aiden Bruney

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 1/13/2022 – Aiden is from Corpus Christi, Texas, and this is his first time working in the automotive industry. He enjoys fixing cars and working with his hands, which is why he decided to join the Austin Subaru family as a technician! In his free time, Aiden loves working on his own car and playing/watching hockey (he roots for the Dallas Stars)! He also enjoys listening to songs by I Prevail (his favorite band) or playing Rainbow Six Siege on the PC. At home, Aiden has three adorable cats named Chloe, Maya, and Sophia. FUN FACT: Aiden’s favorite movie is Pacific Rim.

  • Donald  Burba

    Donald Burba

    Express Technician

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    Donald Burba

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 9/20/2016 – Donald was born in Arizona, but has spent most of his life in Austin. After spending a number of years at another dealership within CAG, he’s enjoying his time at Austin Subaru and learning from all the wonderful techs here.

  • Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Chief Marketing Officer

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    Suzette Burrow

    Chief Marketing Officer

    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. After being a receptionist, she then bounced around CAG, and today she works as the Chief Marketing Officer for all of CAG! If you can’t get enough of her from the informative videos on the web, then you can often find her at Matt’s El Rancho, her favorite Mexican food restaurant in Austin.

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

    Email Suzette – [email protected]

  • Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    Director of Business Development

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    Lisa Bustos

    Director of Business Development

    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.

  • Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Strategist

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    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Strategist

    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.

  • Jennifer Carrizales

    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Steve Carter

    Steve Carter

    Product Specialist

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    Steve Carter

    Product Specialist

    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.

    “I love it when a customer leaves happy…even better when I check in with them and they rave about their new vehicle from Austin Subaru and their experience with us!!”

    Email Steve – [email protected]

  • Michael  Casey

    Michael Casey

    Main Line Technician

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    Michael Casey

    Main Line Technician

    Hire Date 06/13/2023 – Michael used to live in San Jose and now happily resides in Austin. His passion for automotive extends beyond his job here at Austin Subaru, as his hobbies include project cars and motorcycles. Michael has met Travis Pastrana twice and holds two autographed motorcycle helmets thanks to those encounters! Michael also enjoys going on walks with his dog, Samson.

  • Mark Castillo

    Mark Castillo

    Guest Services - Rental Car Coordinator
    Top Gun 2013, 2022

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    Mark Castillo

    Mark Castillo

    Guest Services - Rental Car Coordinator
    Top Gun 2013, 2022

    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!

  • Deyanira Cepeda

    Deyanira Cepeda

    Office Manager

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    Deyanira Cepeda

    Deyanira Cepeda

    Office Manager

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

  • Hector  Chapa

    Hector Chapa

    Loaner Department

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    Hector  Chapa

    Hector Chapa

    Loaner Department

    Hire Date 10/19/2022 – Hector is native to Austin, Texas. If he’s not working, he is likely looking for the next big concert to attend, watching movies, or going on walks on the hike & bike trails here in Austin. Hector’s top 3 favorite styles of food are Mexican, Indian, and American, and his favorite restaurant is Homeslice Pizza. Porter Robinson is Hector’s all-time favorite musician and his top-pick song of his is “Something Comforting”. Here at Austin Subaru, his favorite model is the Outback Wilderness, and at home, Hector has a cat named JAX!

  • Julia Chaparro

    Julia Chaparro

    HR Admin Assistant

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    Julia Chaparro

    Julia Chaparro

    HR Admin Assistant

    Hire Date 01/22/2024 – Julia is from El Paso and moved to Austin in 2017 to be closer to her family. In her free time, she enjoys getting dressed up to go out to eat and take pictures with her friends. Julia has been to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, and notes it to be the best place she’s visited thus far. In the future, she hopes to hit up Zanzibar, Africa for its beautiful waters. At home, Julia has a cat named Benjamin who is the sweetest lad!

  • Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

    Accounts Payable/Receivable
    Top Gun 2012, 2018, 2020

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    Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

    Accounts Payable/Receivable
    Top Gun 2012, 2018, 2020

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

  • Shelby Childers

    Shelby Childers

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

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    Shelby Childers

    Shelby Childers

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 6/14/2021 – Shelby is from Austintown, Ohio. She feels at home being apart of the Austin Subaru family thanks to her loves of her Subaru BRZ and all things Japan! You can find her attending car meets in her customized BRZ and playing video games like Destiny, COD, and Pokémon games across her preferred gaming consoles: Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch. In 2021, Shelby and her brother were able to attend one of the coolest car shows out there, Slammedenuff Gatlinburg in Tennessee, which featured countless fantastically modded vehicles. One day, Shelby plans to travel to Japan during the cherry blossom season to experience the scenery during that time of year, as well as getting to take in some of the culture that she admires first hand. She’s passionate about many things that originated in Japan, so she’s looking forward to visiting a lot of places that are related to her interests, and that are only in Japan! FUN FACT: Shelby also has a leopard gecko named Navi, and back in Ohio, she has a sweet husky named Kodiak.

  • Jose Cienfuegos

    Jose Cienfuegos

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012

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    Jose Cienfuegos

    Jose Cienfuegos

    Groundskeeper
    Top Gun 2012

    Hire Date 9/2/1997 – Jose is a veteran of the Continental Automotive Group. He grew up in a small town in Guerrero, Mexico, and has lived in Austin for more than 20 years with his wife and three children. Jose’s favorite vacation was when he and his family went to Disney World. Jose enjoys going to church on Sunday, playing volleyball and soccer, and watching the Mexican national team games.

  • Garrison Clark

    Garrison Clark

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2023

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    Garrison Clark

    Garrison Clark

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 08/18/2022 – Garrison is native to Austin, Texas, and he is thrilled to be joining the Austin Subaru team after finishing an automotive program at his high school for 2 years! When it comes to hobbies, Garrison really enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and working out at the gym. Additionally, his go-to music genres are country music and Classic Rock when he’s in the mood to listen to some tunes. As for some more favorites, Garrison roots for the Texas Longhorns and the best vacation Garrison has been on was when he went to Big Bend National Park with his friends!

    Garrison’s favorite book – Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  • Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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    Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Jason Clark

    Jason Clark

    Product Specialist

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    Jason Clark

    Jason Clark

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 1/3/2018 – Jason is from Georgetown. He has two daughters, who he spends most of his non-working hours with. They frequently enjoy going to Inner Space Caverns and doing all the activities there. Jason has two dogs named Baby Dog and Sprite (named by the kids, if you couldn’t tell)!

    “My idea of good customer service is somebody who takes care of you before, during, and also after the sale.”
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  • Kurtis Clark

    Kurtis Clark

    Product Specialist

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    Kurtis Clark

    Kurtis Clark

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 7/3/2017 – Kurtis moved to Austin from Florida in 2004. He enjoys spending his leisure time golfing, swimming, and being out of Lake Travis. He has a son and a dog named Sadie. His favorite parts about living in Austin are the people and all the activities the city offers.

    “A great customer experience is one in which all expectations were exceeded from beginning to end.  Buying a new vehicle is a big purchase and the customer should have a smooth, simple, fun and stress-free experience.”

    Email Kurtis – [email protected]

  • Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Accounting Clerk

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    Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 6/29/1992 – Debbie was born and raised in Texas, and came to Austin in 1984. Debbie has been in the car business since 85′ and is grateful to have been with CAG since 92′. She loves getting to travel around and visit her son, who is a Master Sergeant in the US Airforce. He has been stationed in Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Guam, and Korea, so she has had some great trips while visiting him! Debbie enjoys all of the time she gets to spend with her 5 grandkids, and has very happy memories of getting to watch her oldest grandson play baseball and watch him and his teammates grow up together. The one thing she is looking forward to more than anything, even more than her own retirement, is the retirement of her son from the Airforce, so that he can move back home.

  • Mark Cobern

    Mark Cobern

    Maintenance Director
    Top Gun 2023

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    Mark Cobern

    Mark Cobern

    Maintenance Director
    Top Gun 2023

    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 Maintenance Director for many 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.

  • Gavin Coffey

    Gavin Coffey

    L1 IT Technician

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    Gavin Coffey

    Gavin Coffey

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 06/03/2024 – Gavin is from a town called Moore in Oklahoma. You may have heard of it before, since it’s infamous for its crazy tornadoes. Gavin has been in the automotive industry for about 5 years now. He joined because he thought it would get him closer to cool cars – and he was right! For fun, Gavin likes riding motorcycles, working on said motorcycles and cars, and doing hands-on projects that help him learn new things! Some of Gavin’s fondest vacation memories are snowboarding trips with his friends. They usually go to Colorado and it’s always the most fun! Gavin’s not a crazy gamer, but he says PC gaming is hands down the way to go. He shamelessly plays a lot of Call of Duty.

  • Chris Colburn

    Chris Colburn

    Sales Manager

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    Chris Colburn

    Chris Colburn

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 05/20/2024 – Chris moved to Austin back in 1981 when he was just 6 years old! His favorite thing about Austin is the lakes and wakeboarding on them in the summer time. When he’s not working, Chris enjoys spending time in the pool with his daughter, Kalliope, his wife, Karina, and their dog, Bella. The best vacation Chris has been on was to Roatán, Honduras, where he and his wife got married. They got to fire a pirate cannon together! When it comes to sports, Chris roots for the Dallas Cowboys. Every year they get so close to the Super Bowl, and Chris knows one day soon they’ll get there! FUN FACT: Chris played lacrosse in California at Chapman University!

  • Nick Condiss

    Nick Condiss

    Finance Manager

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    Nick Condiss

    Nick Condiss

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 06/20/2024 – Nick is from Tucson, AZ. He’s worked in the automotive industry since 2021. He decided to join because he’s a car fanatic and he’d been in sales for most of his life, so it was time to combine his passion with his profession. For fun, Nick likes to try new restaurants with his wife, take road trips whenever he can, and he also loves to ski. His favorite movie is Top Gun. When asked who he would like to have dinner with, Nick said he would give anything to have one more dinner with his dad.

  • Tony Copes

    Tony Copes

    Sales Porter

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    Tony Copes

    Tony Copes

    Sales Porter

    Hire Date 01/05/2023 – Tony is originally from Columbus, Mississippi. While this is the first time he’s worked at a dealership, Tony used to work as an automotive tech in Florida. The best place he has traveled to is Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his favorite cuisines are Chinese and Mexican food. Tony is a man of many interests. When he’s not busy working, Tony loves to DJ. His favorite DJs to listen to are Dom Dolla and Mau P. He also likes to work on cars, play video games on the PS5 and PC, go for hikes, travel, and swim!  If he could travel anywhere, he would go to the Philippines to experience the nature and the people. Tony tends to keep to himself, but he likes spending time with his Pomeranian named Sweet Pea.

  • Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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    Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Randy Crist

    Randy Crist

    Parts Manager

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    Randy Crist

    Randy Crist

    Parts Manager

    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.

  • Sonya Crowell

    Sonya Crowell

    Accounts Payable

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    Sonya Crowell

    Sonya Crowell

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 01/02/2024 – Sonya is from San Diego, California. She enjoys doing Jigsaw puzzles in her free time, and when it comes to food, she’s a huge fan of lasagna. Sonya’s favorite movies are Hunt for Red October and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and she has an adorable pitbull named Bailey.

  • Michael Crump

    Michael Crump

    Express Service Advisor

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    Michael Crump

    Michael Crump

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 01/29/2024 – Michael is an Austin, Texas native. When it comes to sports, however, he is a Dallas Cowboys fan! Michael enjoys reading and camping in his free time, especially next to the Taylor River in Colorado, his all-time favorite vacation spot. FUN FACT: Michael’s favorite movie is The Godfather.

  • William  Cruz

    William Cruz

    Express Technician

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    William  Cruz

    William Cruz

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 4/21/2021 – William is an Austinite whose favorite spot around town is his house. In his free time, he enjoys street skating, playing video games like Apex Legends on his PS4, and chilling with his Bombay cat, Mitsuki. One day, William would like to travel the world, starting in Japan. Obviously, from working here at Subaru, he is a fan of Japanese cars, but he’d also like to experience the culture, scenery, and original anime culture that Japan has to offer. William is also a coffee aficionado who has volunteered his help at our famous Continental Cafe.

  • Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Morgan Curry

    Morgan Curry

    ASE Certified Technician

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    Morgan Curry

    Morgan Curry

    ASE Certified Technician

    Hire Date 8/1/2016 – Morgan enjoys working on cars, and this is his first time working for a dealership. When he’s not working, he also likes the outdoors, and 4-wheeling.

  • Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Product Specialist

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    Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 1/31/2020 – Briana is an Austinite and her favorite thing about Austin is the ample availability of so many great kinds of food! When asked about her favorite meal, Briana replied with “PIZZA IS LIFE.” A few of Briana’s favorite things: trying new restaurants, anything outdoors, and chasing her tiny human (son) around. Briana spent an amazing vacation in the Dominican Republic and at home, Briana has two huskies: Kimber and Cabela. Briana also enjoys spending time working out and having game nights with her favorite coworker, Shelby.

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  • Scott Davis

    Scott Davis

    Express Service Advisor

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    Scott Davis

    Scott Davis

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 03/20/2023 – Bio coming soon!

  • Matthew  Day

    Matthew Day

    Express Service Advisor

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    Matthew  Day

    Matthew Day

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 10/04/2023 – Matthew was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico – the Land of Enchantment and UFOs! Here in Austin, he enjoys meeting amazing, unique, like-minded people everywhere that he goes. He’s also a fan of all the awesome swimming holes. Matthew has worked professionally in the automotive business since 2013, but his experience working on cars dates back to his childhood. In his free time, Matthew enjoys swimming/diving, hiking, mountain biking, and going on walks in his community. He’s also an amateur astronomer, pianist, and an expert marksman! When it comes to music, Matthew loves listening to a Polish composer by the name of Frederic Chopin. His favorite work of his is Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, opus 23.

  • Josh De Ford

    Josh De Ford

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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    Josh De Ford

    Josh De Ford

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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

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

  • Diana  DeGarmo

    Diana DeGarmo

    Express Service Advisor

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    Diana  DeGarmo

    Diana DeGarmo

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 08/16/2023 – Diana is an original Austinite whose favorite thing about the city is – hands down – THE AMAZING FOOD. Her ultimate movie pick is Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor, and she could listen to Let’s Live for Today by The Grass Roots on repeat. At home, Diana loves to spend time with her son–a Jack Russell terrier mix–named Timmy, and her chameleon, a grumpy guy named Reptar.

  • Ariel De Jesus

    Ariel De Jesus

    Service Advisor

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    Ariel De Jesus

    Ariel De Jesus

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 06/04/2024 – Ariel was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She’s been in the automotive industry for over 10 years now, and she joined for the amazing culture, teammates, and the opportunity to explore Austin! The best vacation she’s been on was to the Dominican Republic. When it comes to sports, she roots for the Dallas Cowboys. At home, Ariel has three dogs – two boxers and a Boston Terrier. Their names are Loni, Cali-bella, and Theodore.

  • Miguel DeLaGarza

    Miguel DeLaGarza

    ASE Master Certified & Sr. Master Subaru Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2017, 2018

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    Miguel DeLaGarza

    Miguel DeLaGarza

    ASE Master Certified & Sr. Master Subaru Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2017, 2018

    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.

  • Yoli DeLaGarza

    Yoli DeLaGarza

    Assistant Service Manager - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

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    Yoli DeLaGarza

    Yoli DeLaGarza

    Assistant Service Manager - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 3/25/2019 – Yoli was born in Georgetown and raised in Round Rock. She loves spending her time hiking, camping, being outdoors, cooking and baking. She’s quite the foodie, and even has her own foodie bucket list of all the restaurants that she wants to try. Yoli and her husband, Miguel, enjoy cuddling up with the family and watching movies at home, trying new foods together, joy riding in their “la fea” ’97 Subaru Impreza 2.5, and doing anything that gets their adrenaline up! In fact, Yoli has a fear of the water, but she also really loves to canoe and kayak! She and her husband are both car enthusiasts, especially Subaru lovers, and they own 5 cars–4 Subarus, and 1 odd-man-out American make. She’s always been interested in cars and says that the older, more simple cars with quaint interiors hold a special place in her heart. Some of Yoli’s biggest passions in life are budgeting and crunching numbers to save for her dream home, doing her best to make sure that her family is a zero food waste household, and producing the least amount of trash-waste possible by recycling as much as they possibly can. Overall, Yoli is thrilled to be a part of the family-orientated team here at Austin Subaru where she says it truly is “very Austiny.”

    Email Yoli – [email protected]

  • Chrystian Diaz

    Chrystian Diaz

    Internal Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2012, 2015

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    Chrystian Diaz

    Chrystian Diaz

    Internal Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2012, 2015

    Hire Date 8/14/2007 – Chrystian hails from Zacatecas in Central Mexico and has lived in Austin since 2007. When asked what he likes most about Austin, Chrystian says the lakes and parks all around Austin. 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 android, but most of all, he enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.

    Email Chrystian – [email protected]

  • Maggie Dominguez

    Maggie Dominguez

    Valet

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    Maggie Dominguez

    Maggie Dominguez

    Valet

    Hire Date 03/12/2024 – Maggie is originally from San Antonio, TX. She has a passion for traveling, and while she dreams of going to New Zealand one day, she’d also love to visit Big Bend in the meantime. Maggie’s favorite musicians are Gregory Alan Isakov and Brandi Carlile. Her favorite song by each of them is Amsterdam and The Eye, respectively. When she’s not working, Maggie loves cooking, woodworking, paddle boarding, and hanging out with her two dogs – a golden retriever named Tader Tott and a Great Pyrenees mix named Luna. Sometimes she cooks a big meal to share with her friends and family!

  • Wayne  Dotson

    Wayne Dotson

    Drive Lead
    Top Gun 2023

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    Wayne  Dotson

    Wayne Dotson

    Drive Lead
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 11/17/2023 – Wayne was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He loves cars and has proudly been part of the automotive business since 2023! When he’s not busy working, you can find Wayne playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. His favorite artist is Lil Wayne, and when it comes to food, he’ll never say no to the crispy fried chicken from Panida’s!

  • Chris Dugas

    Chris Dugas

    Product Specialist

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    Chris Dugas

    Chris Dugas

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 6/18/2001 – Chris was born and raised Lockhart, Texas, and he fondly refers to it as LA (Lockhart Area). He first joined the Continental Automotive Group back in June of 2001. Chris’ hobbies include checking out classic cars, and doing things outdoors like gardening, kayaking, and biking. He is the youngest of 10 children, with family in Louisiana and Southern California. Thanks to two of his sisters living in Huntington Beach, it has become his ideal vacation spot between the perfect weather and time he has with his siblings. Chris recently moved to Bastrop, and is enjoying the country life. Now, he is beginning his dream: starting a mini farm! He plans to have a vegetable garden and will build a greenhouse to start his own plant nursery where he will grow agaves, plumerias, and many native Texas plants. Chris has 3 chickens, and 3 dogs (old, senile, Sparky the Terrier mutt, and brothers: Bear and Boudreaux, the unruly German Shepherd puppies). With the growth of his mini farm, he plans to add some Pygmy Goats, and a Miniature Donkey!

    “A great customer experience is all about having fun throughout the entire process.  The customers should feel like they were treated with respect, got a fair deal, and established a relationship for life.”

    Email Chris – [email protected]

  • Frank Duran Jr.

    Frank Duran Jr.

    Lane Manager

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    Frank Duran Jr.

    Frank Duran Jr.

    Lane Manager

    Hire Date 9/28/2015 – Frank is from Dilley, TX. He’s a Marine Corps vet and has worked in the car business for 25 years. He’s a foodie, and when he’s not working, he’s weight lifting, or reading.

  • Delaney  Eckhardt

    Delaney Eckhardt

    Express Technician

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    Delaney  Eckhardt

    Delaney Eckhardt

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 10/02/2023 – Delaney is from Magnolia, TX, a little town located just north of Houston. She is happiest spending time with her friends and doing anything in nature, whether that be rock climbing, paddle boarding, or hiking along some of the beautiful trails in Austin. Delaney once went backpacking on the West Coast in Europe with her dad and cousins, and she notes this to be her favorite vacation thus far. Her favorite band is Vista Kicks, and her most played song of theirs is Mona Lisa. FUN FACT: Delaney has two cats named Kevin and Laura who are the best!

  • Bo Elrod

    Bo Elrod

    Product Specialist

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    Bo Elrod

    Bo Elrod

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 12/12/2023 – Bo is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and now resides in Bastrop, Texas. He joined the automotive business in 2020 because he understands how important the car-buying process is and wants to give his clients the same kind of experience that he would like to have. In his free time, Bo enjoys studying history, hiking, and finding new places to explore. He hopes to visit Enchanted Rock soon, along with other hiking areas in Texas. Bo also enjoys chill days at home playing Halo on the Xbox. FUN FACT: Bo has rescued 2 dogs, Duey and Nelson, who love going on hikes with him and going to dog parks. Bo has also rescued 2 cats, Tuna and Felix, who enjoy laying out in the sun as often as possible.

  • Julian  Esaw

    Julian Esaw

    Service Videographer

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    Julian  Esaw

    Julian Esaw

    Service Videographer

    Hire Date 01/11/2023 – Julian is from Ecorse, Michigan, and he is super passionate about cars. In his free time, he enjoys video games, photography, sports, movies, and traveling. His favorite video game is God of War Ragnarok on the PS5, and Miami, Florida is the best place he has traveled to thus far. In the future, Julian hopes to visit Thailand to experience the culture and beautiful scenery. As for some more favorites, Julian’s top-pick meal is Salmon with asparagus and mashed potatoes, he’s a fan of Babyface Ray’s music, and his favorite thing about Austin is how nice and unique the people are here. When asked who his hero is, Julian picked his grandfather – he taught him many valuable life lessons and nobody could ever take his place. FUN FACT: Julian is a graduate of Michigan State University!

    Julian’s favorite book – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Matthew  Escobedo

    Matthew Escobedo

    Technician
    Top Gun 2023

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    Matthew  Escobedo

    Matthew Escobedo

    Technician
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 03/16/2023 – Matthew is from Harlingen, Texas, and he loves Austin for its diversity. He has been working in the automotive business since 2013. Fixing cars seemed like a skill he could always utilize, so he figured making a career out of it would be the perfect fit! In his free time, Matthew enjoys going to the gym, playing Apex Legends on the PS4/PS5, reading, and spending time with his family. He absolutely loves sushi and recommends Sushi Junai 2 if you’re looking for a delicious all-you-can-eat sushi experience. Matthew plans on visiting Sturgis in the near future, and he would love to visit southern Mexico one day to see the Mayan Pyramids. When asked who his hero is, Matthew chose himself 5 years into the future, and if he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Daniel Hinojosa. He recently opened a gym in east Austin, and Matthew would love to know what that process looked like. FUN FACT: Matthew has two Pitbulls named Lux and Cameron, and three cats named Fifty, Krillen, and Buddy.

    Matthew’s favorite book – The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

  • Joseph Espinoza

    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 2 Technical Specialist

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    Joseph Espinoza

    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 2 Technical Specialist

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

  • Diana Eusebio

    Diana Eusebio

    TradeUp Advantage Director

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    Diana Eusebio

    TradeUp Advantage Director

    Hire Date 7/1/2019 – Diana is from San Diego and she enjoys spending time with her family and her son. Family is number one in her life, and Diana always looked up to her mom. She taught Diana the importance of life and that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to, and the only way to not reach those goals is to not try. She believes in never giving up on your hopes and dreams! One day, Diana would love to go to both England and Ireland. They are both places that her mom had wanted to travel to, and Diana decided that she will go to honor her mom’s memory. Being newer to Austin, Diana has found that the atmosphere and the friendly people here are perfect for her and her family. She loves to go to Barton Springs and that there is so much for her to do with her son, from visiting museums to spending the day at Lake Travis. They also enjoy animals and have one cool little dog, a pug named Pig. FUN FACT: The Kentucky Wildcats are Diana’s favorite sports team, and Sam Smith is her favorite artist.

    Email Diana – [email protected]

  • Sarah Fairchild

    Sarah Fairchild

    Billing Clerk

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    Sarah Fairchild

    Sarah Fairchild

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 04/10/2023 – Sarah is originally from Fullerton, California, but spent some time living in Maine before making her move to Texas. She has previous experience working in automotive sales and is now thrilled to be joining CAG! In her free time, Sarah enjoys going on drives through the hill country and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite food is sushi, but she loves restaurant recommendations and is always open to trying new places. In the near future, Sarah plans to visit Nice, France, and is super excited about that trip! Next on her list is either Japan or Australia. At home, Sarah has 2 cats and 2 dogs. 1 of each is on the older side, but that doesn’t stop them from having lots of energy!

  • Kai Fang

    Kai Fang

    Valet

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    Kai Fang

    Kai Fang

    Valet

    Hire Date 4/8/2020 – Kai is originally from Hong Kong, China, but has lived here the longest! Having been around Austin since the mid 90s, he’s proud to know his way around the city. Kai loves Subarus and personally owns a WRX, so making the jump to the automotive world was a breeze. When he’s not working, Kai enjoys playing FPS and flight simulator games on his computer, trekking around the courses to play disc golf, listening to EDM music, getting Pho and other soup/noodle dishes around town, and hanging out with buddies from his Subaru club & doing “car things” together. During his junior year of high school, Kai and his family vacationed in the Caribbean via cruise from Miami, and next, he hopes to visit the breathtaking scenery of the mountains in Europe. Kai is inspired by the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound: Chuck Yeager, and his dream job from childhood was to become a fighter pilot. He’s still quite the military aviation fanatic! At home, Kai has a black cat named Ebony. FUN FACT: Kay is also well versed in computers and IT!

  • Aline Ferreira

    Aline Ferreira

    Senior Video Producer

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    Aline Ferreira

    Senior Video Producer

    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 having first-hand experience with automotive filmmaking. Outside work, Aline enjoys hanging out with family and friends, singing at karaoke nights, being outdoors, traveling, and playing with Lylla, her Rottweiler puppy mix whom she adopted from APA! Aline’s favorite meal is the chicken pesto from 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 keeps it weird. Her greatest inspiration is her brother, Lucas! Lucas stepped up when he was 18 years old and Aline was just 7. Lucas did all he could to take care of her and she is thankful for the great strength and selflessness shown as he put his life aside to help her.

    Aline’s Favorite Book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

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

  • Summer Finegan

    Summer Finegan

    Service Coordinator

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    Summer Finegan

    Summer Finegan

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 02/26/2024 – Summer is originally from Des Moines, Iowa, but now lives in the great city of Austin. Her favorite thing about Austin is the people! Everyone makes her feel at home here. In her free time, you might find her playing Dark Souls or Bloodborne on the PC, watching movies (her favorite is Moulin Rouge), or spending time with her ball python snake, Astrid!

  • Myles Fisher

    Myles Fisher

    Technician

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    Myles Fisher

    Myles Fisher

    Technician

    Hire Date 05/15/2024 – Myles and his wife moved to Austin from Bluffton, South Carolina. He’s been in the automotive business for 22 years and counting! He was working at a tire & auto store while going to art school when he realized that he liked working on cars for a living more than doing art for other people. When he’s not at work, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, watching movies, or going on hikes. He also enjoys building and racing cars with his friends – he even builds and races rotary engines! At home, Myles has 4 dogs – 2 Frenchtons named Indy and Moto, a Boston Terrier named Olly, and a Yorkie named Candy.

  • Ryan Fitzgerald

    Ryan Fitzgerald

    ASE Certified Engine Builder
    Top Gun 2017

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    Ryan Fitzgerald

    Ryan Fitzgerald

    ASE Certified Engine Builder
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 8/24/2015 – Ryan was found in a shed out back and we thought he would be good in the service department (that’s a joke; don’t worry, he’s properly trained and everything).

  • Morgan Fletcher

    Morgan Fletcher

    Parts Counter
    Top Gun 2023

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    Morgan Fletcher

    Morgan Fletcher

    Parts Counter
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 06/07/2023 – Morgan loves living in Austin for the unique culture, beautiful scenery, and awesome food scene! She’s proud to be part of the Austin Subaru family and looks forward to attaining new knowledge and skills with the team.

  • Brice Franklin

    Brice Franklin

    Subaru Senior Master Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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    Brice Franklin

    Brice Franklin

    Subaru Senior Master Technician
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 7/22/2019 -Brice is a Texas guy who was born in New Braunfels and raised in Schertz. Now, Brice, his 2 daughters, and their spunky mutts are looking forward to getting to know Austin. Brice has been a Subaru technician since 2010 and is happy to be on the team here now. When he’s not working, Brice enjoys freshwater fishing in local rivers, and every now and then, he’ll make a trip to fish at the coast. One day Brice would like to go do some Florida-fishing and catch a few Florida native fish that are on his bucket list.

  • Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Senior Design Strategist
    Top Gun 2018, 2019

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Senior Design Strategist
    Top Gun 2018, 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 after doing that for a number of years, she worked her way up to being Senior Design Strategist!

  • Trey Fuentes III

    Trey Fuentes III

    L1 IT Technician

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    Trey Fuentes III

    Trey Fuentes III

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 02/07/2024 – Trey is originally from Austin, Texas. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, play video games on his PC, and watch movies. His favorite movie is Jaws and his favorite video game is Valorant. When it comes to football, Trey roots for the Chicago Bears!

  • Dorian Garcia-Rojas

    Dorian Garcia-Rojas

    Tint Specialist

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    Dorian Garcia-Rojas

    Dorian Garcia-Rojas

    Tint Specialist

    Hire Date 1/19/2022 – Dorian is from Honolulu, Hawaii. His favorite thing about Austin is the music and performing arts scene (he says the concerts at Stubb’s BBQ have a great vibe!). Dorian has been working in the automotive industry for about 20 years and has made countless friends and connections with people working in this business. He is very excited to build new relationships at Austin Subaru! Outside of work, Dorian loves hiking, exploring nature, attending live music events, pro wrestling, playing Grand Theft Auto on the PlayStation, and checking out new restaurants. He is definitely a foodie and an absolute sucker for chicken wings and tacos!  Dorian’s most memorable vacation he’s been on thus far was when he went to Japan, but he would love to take a month-long trip to Europe one day to fully experience the different countries and cultures there. Little Shop of Horrors is Dorian’s movie of choice, and his favorite song is Africa by TOTO.  At home, Dorian has two miniature schnauzers named Yowza and Mustachio, a mother and son duo! FUN FACT: Dorian has spent the last 5 years working to pursue his dreams of becoming a pro-wrestler. His inspiration, you ask? Doink the Clown!

  • Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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    Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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

  • Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    L3 Senior IT Engineer
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    L3 Senior IT Engineer
    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.

  • Ben Godkin

    Ben Godkin

    L1 IT Technician

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    Ben Godkin

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 06/03/2024 – Ben was born and raised in Bastrop, TX and he moved to Austin in 2009. In his free time, Ben likes to go on long kayak/camping trips down his favorite Texas rivers. However, the best trip he’s been on was a Summer trip to Italy with his whole family, including his 4 year old daughter, to visit relatives in Sicily. Ben’s favorite thing about Austin is all the natural swimming holes around town. At home, he has one dog, a mini-aussie named Camper.

  • Alyssa Gonzales

    Alyssa Gonzales

    Warranty Administrator

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    Alyssa Gonzales

    Warranty Administrator

    Hire Date 05/22/2023 – Alyssa is a native Austinite and she loves all of the friendly vibes here. When she’s not busy working, she enjoys visiting succulent gardens, bowling, playing on the Nintendo Switch, and playing with her two dogs, a chewinnie named Braun and a pitbull named Bud. Citizen Queen and Doja Cat are Alyssa’s favorite artists, and she will tell you that nowhere beats Moody Center for some fantastic concerts. When it comes to food, carne guisada is Alyssa’s top pick meal, and the best place she has traveled to thus far is Colorado. Next on her list is Hawaii so she can experience the love and warmth of the beautiful scenery! Alyssa’s hero is her dad because he has always taught her the importance of being open-minded and living life to the fullest, no matter what obstacles may stand in the way. FUN FACT: If Alyssa could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Selena Quintanilla.

    Alyssa’s favorite book – We’re Meant to Be / We’re Not Meant to Be by Franny Arieta

     

  • Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2016, 2017, 2019

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    Chelsea Gonzales

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2016, 2017, 2019

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

  • Lizet Gonzales

    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2023

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    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2023

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

  • Tiffani Gonzales

    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2022

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    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2022

    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.

  • Axel Gonzalez

    Axel Gonzalez

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Axel Gonzalez

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 10/24/2019 – Axel is from Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico and has been a part of the automotive industry since 2019. Learning to take care and maintain his own car was the catalyst that got Axel into the idea of making a career for himself in the automotive world. When he’s not working, Axel likes to spend his free time watching automotive content and anime. His favorite movie is The Crow with Brandon Lee, and in Austin, he would recommend catching a show at Emo’s East. Axel also has a young Boxer/Pitbull mix named Nala.

  • Christian Gonzalez

    Christian Gonzalez

    Facilities Coordinator

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    Christian Gonzalez

    Facilities Coordinator

    Hire Date 07/01/2024 – Christian is originally from Colorado. In Christian’s free time, he enjoys long runs at Lady Bird Lake and lifting weights in the gym. Health and fitness is a big part of his life, and it’s what makes him happy! However, he’s still always down for a slice of pizza. When it comes to sports, Christian roots for the Dallas Cowboys, and has his fingers crossed for a Super Bowl win in his lifetime. His favorite thing about Austin is how nice everyone is and all the beautiful running trails around town!

  • Homar Gonzalez

    Homar Gonzalez

    Barista

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    Homar Gonzalez

    Barista

    Hire Date 4/28/2021 – Homar was born and raised here in Austin, TX. He loves that all of the BBQ he’s ever had here has been amazing. Outside of work, Homar enjoys working on cars, driving around, going to parks, and playing guitar – especially songs by Metallica. His favorite Subaru is easily the 2011 hatchback! One day, Homar would like to see the Roman Colosseum. At home, he likes having a chance to kick back with his pets: two cats, Goose & Butter, and his two dogs, Ripley & Lobo.

  • Rosa Gonzalez

    Rosa Gonzalez

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

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    Rosa Gonzalez

    Rosa Gonzalez

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 9/21/2016 – Rosa is from Austin, and her favorite part about living here is walking along Lady Bird Lake. She enjoys relaxing at home and watching Japanese animation. She also has taken up sketching and learning to sew in her free time.

    Email Rosa – [email protected]

  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    HR Director, Infrastructure & Risk Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    HR Director, Infrastructure & Risk Manager

    Hire Date 2/14/1989 – Our one-of-a-kind HR gal was born in Arkansas but moved to Texas as quickly 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!

    Email Sheri – [email protected]

  • Laura Granger

    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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

  • Isaac Gray

    Isaac Gray

    Product Specialist

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    Isaac Gray

    Product Specialist

    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 to 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 blessed to have a wonderful wife, three beautiful children, two rescued dogs (Wubby and BO-C), three rescued cats (Piper, Odamae, and Scampi), and one rabbit who is black, but is named Gray Bunny. Isaac is the only non-native Texan in his family but did get here as soon as he could.

    “A great customer experience means respecting the customer’s time while efficiently working to ensure we find the vehicle that best suit their needs/wants. I really enjoy establishing relationships that will allow me to understand how to best serve their needs now and for the long term.”

    Email Isaac – [email protected]

  • Britney Grady

    Britney Grady

    Express Service Advisor

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    Britney Grady

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 6/10/2020 – Britney was born in Ft. Worth and moved to Austin with her mom when she was 8 years old. Now, grown-up, Britney’s favorite thing about Austin is the fact that there are so many local breweries. She has a ’13 WRX hatchback and the moment she knew she was ready to leave the waitressing business, paired with the proximity of Austin Subaru, Britney knew she was home. She’s also very into drifting and spends a lot of her free time practicing via sim racing on Assetto Corsa, and building her drift car. One day, Britney plans to go to Japan to scope out the car scene and enjoy the rainy skies and the overall vibe of the country. Britney also adopted a pretty cool cat from APA!–who’s name is Tuna. (All thanks to the moment she arrived at Britney’s home, the cat immediately ate all the tuna that had been meant to be saved for sandwiches!)

    Email Britney – [email protected]

  • Ashley Green

    Ashley Green

    Warranty Payables
    Top Gun 2012, 2017

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    Ashley Green

    Warranty Payables
    Top Gun 2012, 2017

    Hire Date 12/28/2007 – Ashley grew up in Austin and is currently taking classes at ACC. She wants to be a first-grade teacher and have a really big family (she loves kids). The beach is Ashley’s favorite place to vacation, but, even though she loves the water, she thinks that jet skiing is the scariest thing ever. Ashley has never been outside of Texas but would love to travel. Florida is the place that she would most like to visit, and she wants to be in two places at once.

    Ashley’s Favorite Book: Mark of the Lions series by Francine Rivers
    “It’s spiritual and just very moving.”

  • Jay Green

    Jay Green

    Valet

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    Jay Green

    Valet

    Hire Date 05/28/2024 – Jay was born in San Antonio, TX, but spent a few years in places like Juliet, IL, Athens, GA, and Grand Rapids, MI before ending up here in Austin. He’s been all over! When he’s not working, Jay LOVES to sing! Whether it’s to himself, out loud, during karaoke, wherever he is he loves to sing! Jay’s favorite movie of all time, which is also his comfort movie, is Cars. “Life is a highway!” The first concert he ever went to was at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX to see Fall Out Boy, immediately cementing both as his favorite venue and band, respectively. When asked who his hero is, Jay said it’s his twin sister, J’Lynn. If anyone has faced the most adversity and muscled through it, it’s her. She’s extremely strong and Jay’s always had her as someone to look up to.

  • Jami Hamel

    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

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    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

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

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

  • Ty Hammonds

    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

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    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

    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!

    Email Ty – [email protected]

  • Jeff Hand

    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

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    Jeff Hand

    CAG Insurance Agent

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

  • Brandon Harmatiuk

    Brandon Harmatiuk

    ASE Master Certified Technician & Subaru Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Brandon Harmatiuk

    Brandon Harmatiuk

    ASE Master Certified Technician & Subaru Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 2/20/2017 – Brandon grew up in the Austin hill country. He enjoys fixing cars, and in his free time, he likes hanging out with his wife and playing pinball. Little known fact, Brandon has done 9 years of Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. FUN FACT: Brandon can walk on his hands pretty far.

    Brandon’s Favorite Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    “I read it for the first time 12 years ago and it was probably more about me being in the right place for the book. I had just gotten sober and was trying to figure out what direction I wanted my life to go. Most people falsely think the book is about money – it is about living a certain way that encourages success. Money can be a side effect of that success. I really like that it was written in 1937 and still so relevant. I feel that it is the base for soooo many books in the self improvement genre. I read it once every couple years for sure.”

  • Andre Harris

    Andre Harris

    Warehouse Operation Manager
    Top Gun 2020

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    Andre Harris

    Andre Harris

    Warehouse Operation Manager
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 1/10/2017 – Andre was born and raised in Austin. He’s happily married to his beautiful wife, since 2007. When he’s not working, he enjoys watching sports.

  • D'Undrae Harris

    D'Undrae Harris

    Express Service Manager

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    D'Undrae Harris

    D'Undrae Harris

    Express Service Manager

    Hire Date 7/11/2018 – D‘Undrae is from Sealy, TX. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting guns, going fishing, and playing basketball.

  • Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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

  • William B. Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

    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.

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire date 7/8/2016 – Lily is named after her great-grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James, Margot and Reese Hardeman-Hill, and her grandparents. She likes to swim, dance, paint, draw, play dress up, and do gymnastics. Lily offices alongside her dada Will and is the creative director of the Lily Pad playroom at First Texas Honda.  She oversees the holiday decor at the Continental Cafe and inspires seasonal drinks like the Lily Lavender Latte.  She also enjoys judging the annual employee Halloween costume competition.
  • Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 4/1/2020 – Penelope (Poppy) enjoys dancing, laughing, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, playing with her sisters, and being an all-around boss lady.  Poppy likes to do whatever Lily is doing and has inspired drinks at the Continental Cafe including the Poppy Peppermint Latte.  When not bossing her sisters around, you can usually find her in the Lily Pad playroom.

  • Primrose Holiday Hardeman

    Primrose Holiday Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Primrose Holiday Hardeman

    Primrose Holiday Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 4/29/22 – Primrose enjoys being doted over and laughing at her older sisters Lily and Penelope’s antics.  She’s sweet and sassy and is the happiest baby on the block.  She already has several car meetings under her belt and enjoys making the rounds at the dealerships and saying hello to everyone.

  • Chris Hill

    Chris Hill

    Director of Human Capital

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    Chris Hill

    Chris Hill

    Director of Human Capital

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  • Genny Hill

    Genny Hill

    Dealer

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    Genny Hill

    Genny Hill

    Dealer

    Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Genny was born and raised in Austin, and after earning her degree in Finance and Spanish at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, she returned to Austin to work in investment banking. After two years, she decided to join the family business and split her time between several of our dealerships. Genny enjoys spending time with her teddy bear of a husband, their three children James, Margot, and Reese, 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, Margot, and Reese, who love coming to the dealerships to smile and say “hi!” to everyone.

  • James Hill

    James Hill

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    James Hill

    Hire Date 9/8/2015 – James’ first day on the job was just one week after being born, making him Continental Automotive Group’s youngest employee ever. He’s been voted “Cutest Employee Ever” and get’s his daily dose of caffeine at Austin Subaru’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!

  • Margot Hill

    Margot Hill

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    Margot Hill

    Hire Date 5/22/2017 – Margot weighed only 5 lbs on her first day of work. Like her older brother James, she enjoys greeting customers at Austin Subaru’s coffee bar and cruising around the showroom.

  • Reese Hill

    Reese Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Reese Hill

    Reese Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Jason Heimbecker

    Jason Heimbecker

    L1 IT Technician

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    Jason Heimbecker

    Jason Heimbecker

    L1 IT Technician

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

  • Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Product Specialist

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    Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 3/31/2021 – Michael is a local guy who went to school in Del Valle. He’s always had a passion for cars and the technology behind them. Michael enjoys spending his free time watching videos about cars, running the boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake, and grabbing coffee from Summermoon everyday. He’d recommend trying out the fish burrito from Cabo Bob’s as well as the crawfish at Shoal Creek Saloon. One day, Michael would like to attend Tomorrowland in Belgium and be able to scratch that goal off of his bucket list. Apart from Belgium, Michael is interested in checking out the pacific northwest, like Washington and Oregon. National Parks, like Yellowstone, and famous lakes, like Lake Tahoe, are also very high on his list. He’s yet to leave Texas, but has the drive to explore!

  • Maria  Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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    Maria  Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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

  • Scott Hills

    Scott Hills

    Assistant Parts Manager
    Top Gun 2016

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    Scott Hills

    Scott Hills

    Assistant Parts Manager
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 10/6/2015 – Scott was born in Corpus Christi. He grew up in Spring, TX and moved to Austin in 2004. He’s a huge hockey fan (Go Dallas Stars!!!) and has been playing for about 15 years. He loves music as well, and has been playing drums for 10 years, and guitar for the last couple years. He has a pitbull named Lady (short for Ladybug). He considers himself pretty outgoing and thinks his sense of humor is pretty decent. If he were to visit anywhere, it would be Vancouver, BC. Mystery movies are his favorite genre to watch, and his favorite movie is Alaska. He owns his own Subaru, so he thought Austin Subaru would be the perfect place for him to be.

  • Gus Hoelscher III

    Gus Hoelscher III

    Service Director
    Top Gun 2015

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    Gus Hoelscher III

    Gus Hoelscher III

    Service Director
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 6/8/2015 – Gus likes cars and the outdoors. Gus participated in the 2016 Subaru National Technician Competition and has many certifications including, ASE Master Technician, ASE L1 Certified, and Sr. Master Subaru Technician.

    Email Gus – [email protected]

  • Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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    Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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

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

    Email Jonathan – [email protected]

  • Reva Hope

    Reva Hope

    Sales Team Leader
    Top Gun 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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    Reva Hope

    Reva Hope

    Sales Team Leader
    Top Gun 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

    Hire Date 9/27/2008 – Reva is thrilled to be part of the Austin Subaru team! She is always smiling and willing to help anyone and everyone. Reva’s clients are very important to her, and she will make sure they all know that. She strives to be the best in all aspects of her life and likes to tell everyone, “Live in the present, enjoy what life has to offer you, NOW. Make memories and be happy. You cannot get yesterday back, tomorrow is not promised…TODAY is all you have, so make the most of it.”

  • Joyce Hornor

    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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    Joyce Hornor

    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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

  • Cynthia Hughes

    Cynthia Hughes

    Warranty Admin
    Top Gun 2021

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    Cynthia Hughes

    Cynthia Hughes

    Warranty Admin
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 4/19/2016 – Cynthia has lived in Austin since she was 2 months old. She has one daughter and four grandchildren who all live in Ohio. Her favorite place is Garner State Park. In her free time, she enjoys playing bingo.

  • Eddie Hummel

    Eddie Hummel

    Sales Team Leader

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    Eddie Hummel

    Eddie Hummel

    Sales Team Leader

    Hire Date 6/3/2013 – Eddie moved to Austin in ’89 all thanks to his brother telling him how much he loved it here. Eddie is a huge fan of baseball, and still plays himself! In the last few years, he’s been to At&T Park in San Francisco, and out to Wrigley Field in Chicago, with just a few more stadiums left on his list. He plays Center Field in an adult league in the Austin area, and they often play at local fields like Anderson High School and Huston-Tillotson University. In this league, Eddie also plays against a fellow CAG team member, Garrett Liming. Also at work with Eddie is his son, Greyson, who is a photographer for all of the Subaru inventory. Eddie and his family have 3 adorable and lovable Bulldogs, Ronin, Major Duval, and Sergeant Ruger. They also tend to a huge garden compromised of around 60 variations of roses! When he’s not at work, Eddie enjoys being outdoors and spending his time golfing or kayaking. One day, he’d like to visit the South of France to see the countryside and the learn more about the history.

    “To take what may be an anxious and stressful situation and provide a comfortable and pleasing experience by welcoming with sincerity, listening with attentiveness, answering with clarity, and delivering with integrity.”

    Email Eddie – [email protected]

  • Peyton  Hutchinson

    Peyton Hutchinson

    Fleet Coordinator

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    Peyton Hutchinson

    Fleet Coordinator

    Hire Date 06/21/2021 – Peyton was born in California, but has spent most of her life in the Austin area. She has been working in the automotive world since 2021, and she loves being part of the Austin Subaru team! In her free time, Peyton enjoys spending time with her family. She is also passionate about traveling and will never pass up the opportunity to visit New Orleans, go on a skiing trip, or hit up an amusement park. Interestingly enough, Peyton worked abroad in Europe for 3 months and notes this to be a very memorable experience. When it comes to food, Peyton absolutely loves a great Curry and pretty much anything with hot sauce! Peyton’s taste in music is as eclectic as she is. She loves hip-hop, techno, and anything by Steve Carter. Peyton doesn’t have any pets of her own, but she loves Rally the Ambassadog, her friend’s cat named Ramona, and any pet that approaches her. Out of all the Subaru models, her top pick is the Outback. FUN FACT: Peyton has lots of fun facts! One of them is that she is double-jointed and can do crazy stuff with her shoulder blades.

  • Luis Infante Santos

    Luis Infante Santos

    Warehouse Associate

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    Luis Infante Santos

    Warehouse Associate

    Hire Date 03/15/2023 – Bio coming soon!

  • Vitali Jaldybayeu

    Vitali Jaldybayeu

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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    Vitali Jaldybayeu

    Vitali Jaldybayeu

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 9/29/2020 – Vitali is originally from Belarus and lived in California for three years before making his way to Texas. He’s been in the automotive industry as long as he can remember and he finished Technical College and Belorussian State Technical University. Anytime he’s not working, Vitali enjoys hiking, backpacking, and being outdoors in all of the picturesque places nearby. One day, Vitali would like to visit Japan, Australia, and Africa. He also finds some time to play video games on his PS4!

  • Ari Jardine-Hunt

    Ari Jardine-Hunt

    Sales Coordinator

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    Ari Jardine-Hunt

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 05/11/2023 – Bio coming soon!

  • Nick Jauregui

    Nick Jauregui

    Product Specialist

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    Nick Jauregui

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 05/18/2022 – “I’m happy I found a job where I look forward to coming to work every day, most of it has to do with the Subaru culture. Which is all about helping others. At the same time, I truly enjoy building long-lasting relationships with our clients”.

  • Anthony Johnson

    Anthony Johnson

    Technician

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    Anthony Johnson

    Technician

    Hire Date 06/01/2022 – Anthony comes to us from Michigan, and he is happy to be living in Austin, Texas for its warm weather! He has always had a passion for cars, which is why he decided to begin working in the automotive industry nearly 12 years ago. In his free time, Anthony loves driving RC cars and listening to music, especially if it’s a song by Migos! When asked about his favorite restaurant and meal, Anthony had to choose the avocado chicken from Bubba’s 33 as his top-pick dish! Anthony once visited Kalahari, the world’s largest indoor waterpark, and says it is the best vacation he has been on thus far. One day, however, Anthony would love to visit the Dominican Republic to experience its rich culture. FUN FACT: Anthony’s favorite movie is Dreamgirls, and his favorite song is Practice What You Preach by Barry White!

  • Brian Johnson

    Brian Johnson

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020, 2023

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    Brian Johnson

    Brian Johnson

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020, 2023

    Hire Date 4/14/2020 – Brian is from Washington, DC, and has been in the automotive world since 2005. Brian is a fan of Japan for not only its cars, but also its culture. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys playing video games like Final Fantasy on his PS4. He’s seen Gladiator too many times, listened to Wet Sand by Red Hot Chili Peppers more than any other song, and he roots for the Washington Redskins! At home, Brian also has a cat named Zelda.

  • Taryn  Jones

    Taryn Jones

    Service Coordinator

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    Taryn Jones

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 11/06/2023 – Taryn comes to us from Midlothian, Texas. When she’s not busy working, she enjoys playing golf with her grandpa and sand volleyball with her friends. In the future, Taryn would love to visit Italy to experience the unique culture and iconic scenery! At home, she has a Chihuahua mix named Stella, aka “Bean”. FUN FACT – Taryn was born on Camp Pendleton, a Military base in California!

  • Fouad Kassem

    Fouad Kassem

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Arabic

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    Fouad Kassem

    Fouad Kassem

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Arabic

    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.

    “A great customer experience involves honesty, transparency, and integrity.”

    Email Fouad – [email protected]

  • Michael Keck

    Michael Keck

    L4 System Administrator
    Top Gun 2023

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    Michael Keck

    L4 System Administrator
    Top Gun 2023

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

  • Tyler King

    Tyler King

    Express Technician

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    Tyler King

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 02/07/2023 – Tyler is from Bastrop, Texas, and his affinity for mechanical engineering inspired him to join the automotive world in 2019. He loves that his job allows him to understand the smaller vehicle details that make them perform the way they are designed. Tyler has been playing guitar for nearly half of his life, and it is still his favorite hobby to this day. He also likes to listen to music, especially songs that are developed from personal experiences. Tyler’s favorite band is Alice in Chains and his favorite song is “The Great Gig in the Sky” by Pink Floyd. When it comes to food, Tyler enjoys crafting his own foods, but there are also a fair amount of local barbeque spots in Austin that he loves. He says there’s nothing better than a well-smoked brisket! Tyler once visited South Padre during the fall season, and it is the best vacation he has been on to date. In the future, he hopes to visit the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore – what’s more exciting than an infinity pool on top of a 55-story building? Tyler’s hero is Captain America because he trusts his own moral compass and is able to see the line between helping when in need vs. following orders when given. As for some more favorites, Tyler’s top-pick movie is Constantine, his favorite video game is Forza Motorsport on the Xbox, and his favorite thing about Austin, Texas is the environment of great food and great music. At home, Tyler has two dogs – Hazel (mixed breed pointer) and Banner (mixed breed boxer/hound).

    Tyler’s favorite book – Dark Days: A Memoir by Randy Blythe

  • Brendan Kent

    Brendan Kent

    Warehouse Associate

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    Brendan Kent

    Warehouse Associate

    Hire Date 06/07/2023 – Brendan is originally from San Francisco, California. His hobbies include reading sci-fi books, playing games on his PC and Nintendo Switch, and cruising around in his ’93 muscle car. Brendan’s music of choice is anything by Judas Priest and his favorite meal is sushi. He has vacationed in Maui, Hawaii, and notes the experience to be very memorable. At home, Brendan has an Australian cattle dog named Pepper!

    Brendan’s favorite book – I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

  • Reed Kulha

    Reed Kulha

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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    Reed Kulha

    Reed Kulha

    Technician
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 11/15/2021 – Reed is from Connecticut, but the live music culture in Austin, Texas influenced his decision to move here! Working on vehicles has always been a fun hobby for Reed, so he decided to make a career out of it by stepping into the automotive world 3 years ago. Since then, his passion for vehicles has only gotten stronger! When he’s not working, Reed enjoys other outdoor activities such as motorcycle riding and hiking. He’s always down to jam out to some punk or alternative rock music, and his favorite song is Overstepping by Belmont. Reed has a huge amount of respect for medical personnel and considers all of them to be his hero. Unfortunately, at the age of 16, he was involved in a life-threatening accident. If it weren’t for the hard work done by the medical crew, Reed would not be where he is today. For this reason, he is incredibly thankful for their service. At home, Reed has two adorable dogs – an American Staffordshire terrier and a Boston terrier! Vacationing is something Reed loves very much. His favorite vacation spot so far would have to be Amsterdam, Netherlands, but he is always on the lookout for new & exciting places to visit! FUN FACT: If Reed could enjoy dinner with anyone, living or deceased, he would invite Teddy Roosevelt and Jimi Hendrix!

  • Ellen Ladermann

    Ellen Ladermann

    Product Specialist

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    Ellen Ladermann

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 10/21/2014 – Ellen grew up on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and attended college in sunny Florida. She then made her way to the big state of Texas in 2008! Although moving to Austin was a really happy moment in her life, her happiest is getting to be a mother to her wonderful daughter Isabelle. She enjoys all types of art, seeing live music, and cooking (especially if it is spicy or includes cheese!) She is a dog lover and one day would love to have a puppy as well as travel to Australia, Bali, or India. When she’s not busy working, Ellen’s favorite thing to do is sit on a beach from sun up to sun down and collect seashells.

    Email Ellen – [email protected]

  • Joey LaFave

    Joey LaFave

    Product Specialist

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    Joey LaFave

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 6/18/2019 – Joey lives on a ranch that’s had everything from goats, chickens, cattle, horses, and feral cats, to all kinds of dogs, and even a resident owl! The main topic for Joey’s life is that he’s all about his family. He has six sons, one daughter, and welcomed his third grandbaby in the summer of 2019. One of his favorite things to do besides hunting and fishing is to cook up meals for his entire family. Joey also makes it a point to donate a lot of his time to volunteering at CASA, an organization that helps children, and he also volunteers at the Georgetown Art Center. Rather than trying to plan things out, Joey lives by the seat of his pants, and never bunks down to sit around and watch tv. When he was a child, he used to pack up his toys and sell them out of his pillowcase to his neighbors. He’s a natural salesman, and after starting as a porter in the automotive world, he spent some time as a technician, and then was hooked to the sales side of the industry from 1996 and on! Joey is a true Texan who was raised in Austin. FUN FACT: Joey’s ties to Austin go deep. His grandfather was a bricklayer who did a lot of the brickwork in old downtown Austin!

    Email Joey – [email protected]

  • Megan Lassiter

    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2022

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    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2022

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

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

  • Anthany Lawson

    Anthany Lawson

    Technician

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    Anthany Lawson

    Anthany Lawson

    Technician

    Hire Date 12/28/2021 – Anthany would say that he’s from a little bit of everywhere, but if he had to choose, outside of Sacramento in Northern California is likely the location he’d say that he comes from. Having been in Austin this time around since 2014, he can easily say that he loves the overall diversity of the city and the fact there’s so much to do here. Outside of work, Anthany is a bit of a homebody who enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games like Call of Duty on his Xbox, and tending to their little zoo! They have two dogs, a rabbit, and a beta fish. Anthany’s goals include becoming a master technician and continuing to grow with the Subaru brand. He loved having his own Subaru STI that was unfortunately wrecked via a hit-and-run, however, he is surely on his way to getting into a newer one! FUN FACT: Anthany’s favorite movies are Step Brothers and Pineapple Express.

  • Forrest Laxton

    Forrest Laxton

    ASE Master Certified & Sr. Master Subaru Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2011

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    Forrest Laxton

    ASE Master Certified & Sr. Master Subaru Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2011

    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.

  • Lee Laxton

    Lee Laxton

    Parts Director

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    Lee Laxton

    Parts Director

    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.

  • Vivian Le

    Vivian Le

    Service Concierge
    Top Gun 2023

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    Vivian Le

    Vivian Le

    Service Concierge
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 07/17/2023 – Vivian moved from Milwaukee to Austin when she was 10 years old and has loved being an Austinite ever since! She’s an avid cyclist and also enjoys creating art in her free time. If you’re looking for a delicious new restaurant to try, Vivian recommends an authentic Vietnamese place called Tan My. At home, she has 3 cats named Katsu, Panko, and Nori. FUN FACT: Vivian graduated from UT Austin!

  • Carmen Lee

    Carmen Lee

    Love Encore Specialist

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    Carmen Lee

    Love Encore Specialist

    Hire Date 1/11/2021 – Carmen is an Austinite. She loves Subarus and was excited to join the transformational team that we have here! In her free time, Carmen loves to nap, write horror movie scripts, and listen to music–especially Led Zeppelin. She’s seen both The Shining and Jurassic Park too many times and yet, she’s always down to watch them again. Her favorite thing about Austin is the food scene, and one day, she’d like to travel to Switzerland–or move there to have a farm. At home, Carmen enjoys time spent with her two dogs, Nellie the black pug, and Frankie Joe the Boston terrier. FUN FACT: If she could choose anyone to have dinner with, Carmen would choose Harrison Ford!

    Have questions about your new Subaru? Contact the Love Encore Specialists: [email protected]

  • Mary Lewis

    Mary Lewis

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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    Mary Lewis

    Mary Lewis

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 09/13/2023 – Mary is from Floresville, Texas, and she enjoys quilting and crocheting in her free time. When it comes to music, her favorite bands are The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, and Grateful Dead. If she could invite anyone to dinner, Mary would choose Jake Longstreth, a talented painter, musician, and radio personality. At home, Mary has a rat terrier/Schnauzer mix named Charlie!

  • Joshua Linton

    Joshua Linton

    ASE & Subaru Certified Technician

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    Joshua Linton

    Joshua Linton

    ASE & Subaru Certified Technician

    Hire Date 7/1/2015 – Joshua is from Barbados! He’s been in the automotive field since 2015 and his favorite part of the job is that he gets to do something different every day. That’s not a day that goes by where he doesn’t get to learn something new–and Joshua loves expanding his knowledge! Anytime he’s not working, Joshua enjoys cooking meals–especially prime-grade ribeyes, roasted potatoes, and asparagus–for family & friends, rooting for the Texas Longhorns, and watching Formula One races. In fact, if he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Australian F1 driver, Daniel Ricciardo. Someday, he’s also like to watch an F1 race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps track in Stavelot, Belgium. One of the best vacations Joshua ever experienced was in 2019 when he was able to make a trip back home to Barbados, and show his wife his homeland and all of the beauty there. Joshua is thankful to his grandma who raised him to always help others, no matter the circumstances. Joshua does his best to honor her by living his life with that idea in mind. At home, Daniel has two little pups, Rocko and Chihuahua/terrier mix and Daisy, a Yorkie/Maltese mix.

  • Lisa Litchfield

    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator
    Top Gun 2022

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    Lisa Litchfield

    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator
    Top Gun 2022

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

  • Santiago Lombardi

    Santiago Lombardi

    Express Service Advisor

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    Santiago Lombardi

    Santiago Lombardi

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 4/16/2022 – Santiago is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. His favorite movie is Almost Famous. Santiago graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2023, and majored in RTF (radio, television, film)! Santi has a deep love and passion for all things music. His future goals include becoming a music agent for the next Wu-Tang Clan or Motley Crue. Santi has a real go-gettem indset when it comes to getting environmental claims handled. The only thing he is more passionate about than handling claims, is heckling and hounding his managers… and Tony Ochoa.

    Contact the Design Center Team to get started with your Mod Journey. Only available at Austin Subaru.
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  • Lizeth Lopez

    Lizeth Lopez

    Title Clerk

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    Lizeth Lopez

    Lizeth Lopez

    Title Clerk

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

  • Erik Lopez-Diaz

    Erik Lopez-Diaz

    Valet - Speaks: Spanish

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    Erik Lopez-Diaz

    Erik Lopez-Diaz

    Valet - Speaks: Spanish

    Hire Date 04/09/2024 – Erik was born and raised in Austin, TX. When he’s not working, he likes to work out, dance, and play video games. His gaming platform of choice is the PS5, and his favorite game at the moment is God of War. As for more favorites, Erik has two favorite meals: Tacos and Burgers. If he could travel anywhere, he would love to go to Santorini, Greece for the beautiful views, delicious food, and the beach.

  • Sally Lopez-Puente

    Sally Lopez-Puente

    Barista

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    Sally Lopez-Puente

    Sally Lopez-Puente

    Barista

    Hire Date 02/18/2023 – Sally loves living in Austin, Texas because there is an abundance of great restaurants and fun things to do. She enjoys making handcrafted cafe beverages for everyone here at Austin Subaru, and in her free time, she enjoys listening to music.

  • Nathan Lowther

    Nathan Lowther

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

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    Nathan Lowther

    Nathan Lowther

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 3/11/2020 – Nathan is from the small Texas town of Abilene and is quick to say that Austin is so much better. When he’s not working, Nathan enjoys spending time with his two dogs, a black pug named Puhpee, and a Boston terrier named Lil Bebe. Nathan likes to listen to all genres and for live music, he really prefers to hear it from afar, as opposed to up close in the crowds. Batman is his ultimate hero all thanks to the fact that he’s the only true hero without superpowers. Nathan could listen to anything by King George Strait all day long, and when it comes to tv and movies, he really re-watches The Office. FUN FACT: Nathan is a self-proclaimed weirdo that likes to mix everything on his plate together, so meals, where the food is already integrated, are the biggest hits with him.

    Email Nathan – [email protected]

  • Jose  Lujano

    Jose Lujano

    Recon Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jose  Lujano

    Jose Lujano

    Recon Technician
    Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 1/7/2013 – Jose was born in Mexico City, Mexico; but, his favorite city is Cancun, Mexico. Jose loves speed and his favorite movie is “Gone In 60 Seconds”, his favorite celebrity is Paul Walker (speed killed him) and in his spare time he loves racing his car. Jose loves his family and is happy when they are happy. He is a very conscientious person and feels extremely responsible for any of his actions.

  • Jose Lujano Mosqueda

    Jose Lujano Mosqueda

    Express Technician

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    Jose Lujano Mosqueda

    Jose Lujano Mosqueda

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 06/26/2023 – Jose has been living in the Austin area his whole life. He loves this city because you can always find something fun to do, whether it’s cruising around downtown, experiencing nature, or finding new restaurants to eat at! When he’s not busy working, Jose and his friends enjoy working on cars and attending car shows. His favorite meal is lasagna, and he will never turn down an invite to Pluckers. One day, Jose would love to explore all the cities in Italy and indulge in the delicious food!

  • Ariel Luna

    Ariel Luna

    Accounts Payable

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    Ariel Luna

    Ariel Luna

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 03/27/2023 – Ariel hails from Alamo, Texas. Her favorite part about Austin is all the family-friendly events that are always going on. In her free time, Ariel enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband and their son. Ariel’s hero is undoubtedly her husband because of the work he puts in each day to be the most attentive husband and father. FUN FACT: Ariel met her husband when she was 14 years old! He too works for a dealership in Continental Automotive Group.

  • Jorge Luna

    Jorge Luna

    Design Master Technician

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    Jorge Luna

    Jorge Luna

    Design Master Technician

    Hire Date 5/15/2017 – Jorge moved to Austin two years ago from Edinburg, TX. When he’s not working, he enjoys watching boxing, skateboarding, and going to the gym. At Austin Subaru, Jorge lives and breathes Subaru mods. From your everyday parts additions like Body Side Moldings, Door Edge Guards, Rear Bumper Covers, and Rear Seat Back Protection, to outdoorsy updates like Hitches, Roof Mounted Bike/Kayak Carriers, Car Top Tents, and even Awnings – Jorge is your guy. He’s a pro when it comes to his job and if you’re wanting to mod your Subaru – this is the best place in Texas to do so!

    Contact the Design Center Team to get started with your Mod Journey. Only available at Austin Subaru.
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  • Anahly Macedo

    Anahly Macedo

    Title Clerk

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    Anahly Macedo

    Anahly Macedo

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 11/16/2023 – Anahly was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She prefers summer over winter; in her free time, she enjoys going to the lake or pool and hitting up Congress Ave for some great food. At home, Anahly has two pets – a Shih Tzu named Bella she’s had since she was 6, and a Husky/Blue-Heeler named Spike. In the future, Anahly hopes to visit all 50 states to experience the different sceneries!

  • Julie Machonga

    Julie Machonga

    Wellness Coach

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    Julie Machonga

    Julie Machonga

    Wellness Coach

    Hire Date 7/12/2021 – Julie is from the East Coast, New Jersey to be exact! She originally moved to Texas to go to grad school at Texas State, then moved away to Mississippi for a brief 3 years before coming back to Austin in November 2020. In Austin, Julie likes that there is a constant variety of things to do, like the ability to have brunch downtown, hang out on the water, or get lost in the woods – all on 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 by 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!

  • Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    Senior Analytics Engineer
    Top Gun 2018, 2021

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    Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    Senior Analytics Engineer
    Top Gun 2018, 2021

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

  • Antonia Maldonado

    Antonia Maldonado

    Custodian

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    Antonia Maldonado

    Antonia Maldonado

    Custodian

    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.

  • Hector Maldonado

    Hector Maldonado

    Design Center Advisor

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    Hector Maldonado

    Hector Maldonado

    Design Center Advisor

    Hire Date 10/21/2016 – Hector is an original Austinite. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games. His all-time favorite game is Kingdom Hearts. He also enjoys watching anime and hanging out with his friends. Overall, Hector is pretty cool and basically lives and breathes Subaru tint and mods. He’s seen them all and will always point you in the right direction when it comes down to modifying your Subaru.

    Contact the Design Center Team to get started with your Mod Journey. Only available at Austin Subaru.
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  • Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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    Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Damon Malick

    Damon Malick

    Sales Consultant

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    Damon Malick

    Damon Malick

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 11/20/2023 – Damon is from San Diego, California. If he’s not at work, he’s likely surfing, attending motorcycle track days, riding dirtbikes, or working on his car. Damon also enjoys meeting new people and has a passion for weight lifting! His favorite food is California burritos, and in the future, he hopes to visit Tahiti to go surfing.

  • Eric Mangini

    Eric Mangini

    Sales Porter

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    Eric Mangini

    Eric Mangini

    Sales Porter

    Hire Date 09/06/2022 – Eric is a coffee-loving guy from Jobstown, New Jersey, and recently joined the Austin Subaru team as a barista due to his love for coffee and Subarus!  When he’s not busy crafting delicious drinks, you can find Eric working out, playing & writing music, reading books, and learning how to code/program. He also loves playing video games on the Playstation 2 because it was his first real gaming console and holds some very special memories. Eric’s favorite thing about Austin would have to be the southern hospitality and the fact that it has a huge music scene. When it comes to food, Eric will never turn down some really awesome BBQ, which is convenient because Texas has some of the best BBQ out there! If you’re looking for a good band to listen to, Eric highly recommends The Smiths as they are his top-pick music group. The best vacation Eric has been on thus far was the time when he went on a cruise when he was younger, but he would love to visit Japan for its diverse culture and art. If he could invite anybody to dinner, Eric would choose Gordon Ramsey so he can talk about how terrible the food is. When asked who his hero is, Eric said his mother because she is the person who molded him into who he is today. At home, Eric has an adorable kitty cat named Iris! FUN FACT: Eric is a very curious guy and likes to ask a lot of questions for his own good.

    Eric’s favorite book – The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

  • Carolyn Markgraf

    Carolyn Markgraf

    Service Advisor

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    Carolyn Markgraf

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 03/06/2023 – Carolyn was born and raised in Madison, Ohio, a small town located just outside of Cleveland and right along Lake Erie. She moved to Austin in 2008 and her favorite things about this city are the art scene, culture, weather, Town Lake, and all of the amazing people she’s met here. Carolyn’s hobbies include doing all things outdoors like hiking, kayaking, and camping. She also enjoys drawing, painting, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Carolyn is passionate about theater and film and tries to catch a play whenever she can. She considers herself to be a foodie and loves discovering new restaurants and coffee shops here in Austin. Her favorite place to grab a bite to eat is Sazan Ramen off Airport Blvd. Carolyn recently traveled to Big Bend NP and Estes Park in Colorado and notes it to be her favorite vacation. In the future, she would love to visit Spain to experience the vibrant cities, art and culture scene, and indulge in all of the delicious food. Carolyn’s favorite movie is Moulin Rouge, as she is really into Baz Luhrmann films. When it comes to sports, she will always support her hometown by rooting for the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes, but she is also a huge fan of Austin FC. FUN FACT: Carolyn has two furbabies who she absolutely adores! She has 2 cats named Chicken and Waffles, and 2 dogs named Lucy (Shiba Inu) and Diesel (Mutt/Shepherd mix).

    Email Carolyn – [email protected]

  • Carlos  Martin III

    Carlos Martin III

    L1 IT Technician

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    Carlos Martin III

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 06/08/2023 – Carlos comes to us from Jacksonville, Florida. His passion for this business extends into his free time, as his hobbies include building/working on computers, doing automotive photography, and working on his personal vehicles. If he’s in the mood for a more chill day, Carlos enjoys playing video games on his PC and PS5, preferably Final Fantasy VII Remake. When it comes to travel, Carlos has been to Madrid and he looks forward to visiting Dubai one day. FUN FACT: Carlos has a gorgeous Pomeranian named Sweet Pea!

    Carlos’ favorite book – The Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

  • Edwin Martinez

    Edwin Martinez

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

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    Edwin Martinez

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

    Hire Date 1/1/2018 – Edwin was born and raised in Austin. He enjoys being a part of a city where there is always something to do. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing soccer and going dancing. He has two kids, and their favorite thing to do together is go to Zilker Park and ride the train.

    “Customer service is everything. Without it, you’re not going to be successful, and have returning, loyal customers.”
    Email Edwin – [email protected]
  • Henry  Martinez

    Henry Martinez

    Express Technician

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    Henry Martinez

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 09/07/2023 – Henry was born and raised in Corpus Christi. His favorite way to kick back & relax is by playing a video game or watching TV while drawing. His go-to video games are God of War and Need for Speed on the PS4. Henry’s favorite movie is The Bee Movie because what’s not to love about those little bees! When it comes to sports, Henry roots for the Houston Texans.

  • John Martinez

    John Martinez

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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    John Martinez

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

    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!

    “John was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the Subaru brand and technology. He is more like a friend than a salesperson!  He was very responsive and communicative and patient in helping meet all of my needs! I’ve never had a better car-buying experience! I would recommend him to friends and family and will definitely be returning for future car needs!” (Actual customer review)

    Email John – [email protected]

  • Luzelia Martinez

    Luzelia Martinez

    Accounting Clerk

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    Luzelia Martinez

    Luzelia Martinez

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 10/2/2017 – Luzelia was born and raised in Austin. She has a Labradoodle named Nico. She enjoys going to concerts, and would love to one day travel.

  • Jacob Mathews

    Jacob Mathews

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

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    Jacob Mathews

    Jacob Mathews

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 1/25/2022 – Jacob is from Ruston, Louisiana. Growing up, his father owned an auto repair shop, which influenced him to step into the automotive industry around 1999. Fast forward to now, Jacob is very excited to be joining the Austin Subaru family! When he’s not working, Jacob enjoys attending live music events and spending as much time as he can with his wife and their two children. Speaking of music, Jacob loves it so much that he moved to Austin so he could be closer to the live music scene! His favorite band is Widespread Panic and his favorite music venue is the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado! When it comes to food, Jacob says nothing beats Loro in South Austin. FUN FACT- Jacob’s favorite sports teams are the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers.

    Email Jacob – [email protected]

  • DeVontae McClean

    DeVontae McClean

    Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

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    DeVontae McClean

    Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 3/24/2022 – DeVontae is from Waco, Texas, and is happy to be joining the Austin Subaru family! In his spare time, he enjoys finding new and unique spots to hang out at with his friends, or simply staying indoors for his peace of mind. When asked about his favorite cuisine, DeVontae said that he absolutely LOVES Italian restaurants. He also notes that you can never really go wrong with some delicious chicken parmesan with angel hair pasta! While DeVontae loves all kinds of music and doesn’t have one favorite song, he says he can never seem to get Nicki Minaj’s lyrics out of his head. One day, DeVontae would love to take a trip to Rome. Additionally, he really enjoys watching the winter Olympics when they are going on! At home, DeVontae’s favorite video game is Bayonetta on the Xbox and, while he doesn’t currently have any pets, he says he might adopt some in the future. As for Subarus, DeVontae’s favorite model would have to be the OutBack Wilderness!

  • Rachel McCoy

    Rachel McCoy

    Valet

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    Rachel McCoy

    Valet

    Hire Date 01/29/2024 – Rachel is thrilled to be part of the Austin Subaru team! Here in Austin, her favorite thing to do is hit up the niche eateries and relax with a nice meal. Her favorite restaurant is the Turkey Leg Hut and will devour anything on the menu, especially the amazing turkey legs. Rachel recently got her very first puppy, an adorable golden corgi named Lottie who she loves with all her heart! FUN FACT: Rachel’s favorite movie is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

  • Aubrey  McCreary

    Aubrey McCreary

    Web Content Editor

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    Aubrey McCreary

    Web Content Editor

    Hire Date 01/23/2023 – Aubrey is from Houston, Texas. Her interests include rock climbing, camping, traveling, and doing anything outdoors. On the other hand, she loves staying home and reading or having a game night with her friends. Aubrey has traveled much in her life, but the best places she’s been to thus far are Switzerland, Greece, and Sardinia. She and her sister have always wanted to visit Japan, and she would love to see Thailand for its incredible food, beautiful beaches, and elephants! Aubrey lives for Beyond Meat Tacos, her favorite movie is Into the Wild, and she roots for the USA Climbing Team. FUN FACT: Aubrey broke her spine in 2021 while rock climbing, and she says it’s probably the most interesting thing about her!

    Aubrey’s favorite book – Lanny by Max Porter

  • DeAnna McDonald-Cleaver

    DeAnna McDonald-Cleaver

    Finance Assistant

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    DeAnna McDonald-Cleaver

    Finance Assistant

    Hire Date 2/1/2017 – DeAnna is originally from Lockhart, TX. She makes a long commute from San Marcos, where she currently lives. She’s married and enjoys writing poetry, listening to music, and spending time with family.

  • Jesse McGinnis

    Jesse McGinnis

    Sales Team Leader

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    Jesse McGinnis

    Sales Team Leader

    Hire Date 9/12/2016 – Jesse is an Ohioan who originally came to Austin with the intention of visiting his sister. He liked it so much here that he never left. Together, he and his wife Michelle have 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Tyson and Yogi, whom they consider their children. Jesse’s interests are boating, basketball, and cooking.

    “A great customer experience to me is the client enjoying their visit from start to finish in a friendly, low-pressure atmosphere.”

    Email Jesse – [email protected]

  • Lisa Mckee

    Lisa Mckee

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Lisa Mckee

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2017

    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.

  • Chloe McKenna

    Chloe McKenna

    Senior Video Producer
    Top Gun 2023

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    Chloe McKenna

    Senior Video Producer
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 12/10/2020 – Chloe is from Los Angeles, California. She moved to Texas in 2015, and she’s grateful that everyone was so nice and welcoming. She’s been a big fan of cars since she got her first car when she turned 16. When she’s not busy working, Chloe enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, and singing every now and again, too. As of the end of 2020, Spotify told her that her most listened to artists were Blackbear and Dua Lipa. She thinks volleyball is the best sport, she’s always down for a chicken sandwich, and Pretty Woman is her favorite movie because of how much she loves Julia Roberts. Chloe is an animal lover and has two mini Australian shepherds, Jasper (pictured) 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.

  • Michael  Medina

    Michael Medina

    Social Media Content Creator

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    Michael Medina

    Social Media Content Creator

    Hire Date 9/6/2016 – Michael was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, and feels lucky to have made it out to Austin in 2015. After 6 years of being a photographer for another dealership in CAG, Michael was eager to expand his creativity and knowledge. As a result, he joined the marketing team and now handles the social media content for Austin Subaru! While Michael has been in Austin, he has truly become an amazing nightscapes photographer. You may see him riding his bike at night through the city looking for his next great shot. And Michael’s favorite time to photograph…? In the rain! Michael is an outdoorsy guy, and he can’t wait to get a longboard or a kayak to continue his adventures. He also loves dogs and spends some of his free time dogsitting.

  • Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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

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

  • Joseph Mendoza

    Joseph Mendoza

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2020

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    Joseph Mendoza

    Joseph Mendoza

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 7/11/2018 – Joseph recently moved to Austin from Corpus Christi, and he’s still exploring all that the city has to offer. He’s a car enthusiast, and he enjoys being spontaneous and traveling. He also enjoys being outdoors and hiking.

    Email Joseph – [email protected]

  • Brent Meneses

    Brent Meneses

    Warehouse Associate
    Top Gun 2019

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    Brent Meneses

    Warehouse Associate
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 11/28/2018 – Brent was raised in San Diego, CA and moved out to Austin in January 2018. His previous employer moved him out here when they relocated their business, and Brent is thankful for the fresh start in a new city that came along, too. He’s a musician, and in his free time, you’ll often find him playing guitar. Brent also enjoys playing games on his PS4, and is currently enjoying Red Dead Redemption 2. He also has a unique hobby of building Gundams from animes where he paints, assembles, and then adds on more attachments! One day, Brent would also love to experience the culture and travel to a lot of places in Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand.

  • Ryan Million

    Ryan Million

    L1 IT Technician

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    Ryan Million

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 07/10/2024 – Ryan was born and raised in Austin, TX. When he’s not working, you might find him playing Rocket League on his Nintendo Switch. The best vacation Ryan’s ever been on is the time he traveled to Europe on his honeymoon during Christmas. Ryan is a lifelong Texas Longhorn football fan. At home, he has a dog named Lily and two cats named Pluto and Chester.

  • Stephen Mills

    Stephen Mills

    Barista

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    Stephen Mills

    Barista

    Hire Date 01/04/2024 – Stephen grew up in a small town in South Island, New Zealand by the name of Blenheim. In his free time, he enjoys drone racing and swimming at the YMCA in downtown Austin. Stephen is also a self-proclaimed Au-Greek, meaning that he is a huge fan of all things airplanes and travel, and he hopes to visit the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) soon! Interestingly enough, he was supposed to do a study abroad program there, but it was unfortunately canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When asked who his hero is, Stephen chose his mom because she never ceased to amaze him.

  • Jett Minor

    Jett Minor

    Finance Manager

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    Jett Minor

    Jett Minor

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 05/01/2024 – Jett was born and raised in Austin, TX. When it comes to food, Jett is a fan of anything Italian or Mexican. His favorite restaurant in Austin is Matt’s El Rancho. As for more favorites, his favorite movie is Scent of a Woman. When it comes to sports, Jett roots for the Texas Longhorns. At home, he has one French Bulldog named Bru.

  • Brynne Mitchem

    Brynne Mitchem

    Express Technician

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    Brynne Mitchem

    Brynne Mitchem

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 05/09/2024 – Brynne is originally from San Antonio. She’s been in the automotive industry sinze 2023, but she’s always liked cars and wants to learn everything about them. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding motorcycles or working on her own vehicle. Brynne’s favorite thing about Austin is the opportunities and growth that it offers her. At home, Brynne has an orange and white cat named Punkin!

  • Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Internal Auditor
    Top Gun 2023

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    Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Internal Auditor
    Top Gun 2023

    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.

  • Bezell Moore

    Bezell Moore

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

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    Bezell Moore

    Bezell Moore

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 12/28/2016 – Bezell moved to Austin from Omaha, Nebraska in 2016. His family lives in Texas, so he took the opportunity to be closer to them. In his spare time, he enjoys biking through the many trails in our city, and watching football, especially when the Longhorns play.

  • Christy  Morgan

    Christy Morgan

    Sales Coordinator

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    Christy  Morgan

    Christy Morgan

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 05/01/2023 – Christy is an Austin native, and she spends much of her free time traveling and finding new restaurants to try. She loves Mexican food, and she will tell you that SXSW is the place to be for concerts. Christy has been to New Orleans and hopes to go on a site tour of all the countries in Europe one day. She roots for the Dallas Cowboys, her favorite song is Last Night by Morgan Wallen, and “Power” is her go-to TV show. At home, Christy has an apple head chihuahua named Mamas! FUN FACT: If Christy could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Marilyn Monroe.

    Christy’s favorite book – Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst

  • Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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    Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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

  • The William Myers

    The William Myers

    Quality Control Manager

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    The William Myers

    The William Myers

    Quality Control Manager

    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. Billy has many certifications including: ASE Master Technician, ASE L1 Certified, and Sr. Master Subaru Technician. Billy participated in the 2007 Subaru National Technician Competition and took 2nd place, and he also participated in the same competition in 2011, where he won and moved on to the 2011 Subaru International Technician Competition held in Japan, where he took 4th place!

  • Lisa Naron

    Lisa Naron

    Service Coordinator

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    Lisa Naron

    Lisa Naron

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 01/09/2024 – Lisa was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She enjoys living in Austin because of the amazing culture, pet-friendly locations, beautiful nature scenes, and various activities. When she’s not busy working, Lisa is likely cozying up with a good book, baking, going to the movies, or window shopping. Her favorite gaming console is the Nintendo Switch and her top-pick games are Animal Crossing, Crash Bandicoot trilogy, Spyro trilogy, and all of the Mario Brothers games. FUN FACT: Lisa has 3 pets at home – a cat named Mary, a Chihuahua mix named Thor, and a bearded dragon named Shania!

  • Patrick Nguyen

    Patrick Nguyen

    Product Specialist

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    Patrick Nguyen

    Patrick Nguyen

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 10/19/2020 – Patrick is an Austinite and a car guy, so he’s completely at home with Austin Subaru! He loves that there is so much growth and opportunity in the city now more than ever. Patrick enjoys working on his car, playing basketball, listening to all kinds of music, grabbing a bite to eat from Wingstop, playing video games like the COD series on his PS4, and watching good scary movies. Thanks to a love of basketball while growing up, he’s always been a huge fan of the Lakers – RIP Kobe. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family and is especially thankful to his mom for always being there anytime that he’s needed help throughout his life. FUN FACT: At home, Patrick has two bunnies, Peanut and Mochi.

  • Marie Noel

    Marie Noel

    Executive Performance Manager
    Top Gun 2022

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    Marie Noel

    Marie Noel

    Executive Performance Manager
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 6/15/2021 – Marie is from Montana and she’s loving Austin these days thanks to the fact that there are so many options for food here – and all of it is good! Marie enjoys interacting with people which is what led her to apply and join the team at Austin Subaru. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, watching Netflix, exploring new places, listening to Taylor Swift, finding great locations for tacos, and rooting for the Mississippi State Bulldogs Baseball team and the Oregon Ducks. Her favorite movie is Thor: Ragnarok and you’d find Beyond by Leon Bridges on repeat. Marie also enjoys traveling. She went on an excellent trip to Ireland and can’t wait to put some of her Norwegian speaking skills to use on a trip to Norway one day – that’s where her family is from!

    Marie’s Favorite Book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    “It is an amazing true story that shows just how resilient we as humans really are and that no matter what life throws at us, we can get through it.”

  • Logan Ocel

    Logan Ocel

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019, 2023

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    Logan Ocel

    Logan Ocel

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019, 2023

    Hire Date 11/17/2016 – Logan is a car and fitness enthusiast and likes to make people smile.

    Logan’s Favorite Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    “This book provided me with an understanding that you’re as valuable as you make yourself, and the universe will reward you for such efforts.”

  • Tony Ochoa

    Tony Ochoa

    Parts Specialist

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    Tony Ochoa

    Tony Ochoa

    Parts Specialist

    Hire Date 8/22/2016 – Tony was born and raised in Austin, and comes to Austin Subaru with an Airforce background. He was a cop in the Airforce and he thoroughly enjoyed his time as such, and especially loved the month he spent in England. Tony has an adorable Corgi named Cecil, who had the name was before the famous lion did, but is none-the-less fierce! Tony also has a degree in Media Arts and Animation, and he enjoys spending some time getting to create 2D cartoons!

    Email Tony – [email protected]

  • Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Assistant Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Assistant Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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

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

  • Jesse Ornelas

    Jesse Ornelas

    Barista

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    Jesse Ornelas

    Jesse Ornelas

    Barista

    Hire Date 9/10/2019 – Jesse is a born and raised Austinite. He loves that the people here are cool and that the weather here is good–most of the time! In his free time, Jesse likes to play video games like Call of Duty and Rocket League on his PS4. Jesse is looking forward to training and learning more to climb the ranks and become a Master Tech, and beyond! FUN FACT: His favorite color is dark maroon.

  • Adriana Orozco

    Adriana Orozco

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

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    Adriana Orozco

    Adriana Orozco

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 2/2/2022 – Adriana was born in Oceanside, California. She grew up in a military family, which caused her to move over 15 times, live in 7 states, and even spend some time overseas in Okinawa, Japan! In her spare time, Adriana enjoys winding down by exploring the great outdoors, trying delicious foods at new restaurants, and spending time with her friends. She also enjoys listening to music, preferably any song by her favorite artist, Future. When it comes to food, Adriana says sushi is her ultimate craving (not the raw kind) and you can never really go wrong with cream cheese! FUN FACT: Adriana’s two favorite vacations she’s been on were a week-long stay in Tokyo and a 4 day trip to Disney!

    Email Adriana – [email protected]

  • Ricardo Orozco

    Ricardo Orozco

    Technician

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    Ricardo Orozco

    Ricardo Orozco

    Technician

    Hire Date 4/13/2015 – Ricardo 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 Ricardo was 15 he had a kidney transplant. These days he’s as fit as can be!

  • Mike O'Quinn

    Mike O'Quinn

    Technician

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    Mike O'Quinn

    Mike O'Quinn

    Technician

    Hire Date 01/17/2024 – Mike has been working in the automotive world since 2013, and he’s excited about this new opportunity with Continental Automotive Group! Recently, Mike went to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and that is now his all-time favorite music venue. If you’re ever in Colorado, he highly recommends you check it out. The best vacation Mike has been on was a 2-week-long trip to Australia where he got to explore the beautiful aspects of the country. When it comes to movies, Mike’s top pick is “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny”. He knows every song in that movie and has lost track of how many times he’s seen it! Mike has two adorable pit bulls named Luci and Big Boi, and they are as sweet as can be.

  • Michelle Overton

    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

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    Michelle Overton

    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

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

  • Lisa Palmer

    Lisa Palmer

    Service Receptionist

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    Lisa Palmer

    Lisa Palmer

    Service Receptionist

    Hire Date 01/02/2024 – Lisa is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors working in the yard, and exercising. She’s also a huge fan of the live music scene in Austin and tries to attend as many live music events as possible. Lisa’s favorite local band is Ray Prim, and if you’re looking for a cool new place to check out for shows, she highly recommends such venues as Pershing, C-Boys, Radio, and Saxon Pub. The two best vacations Lisa has been on were to Port Aransas, TX, and St. Maries, ID, with her son, Brenham, who works at another dealership here in Continental Automotive Group. When it comes to sports, Lisa sticks to her roots and cheers for her college alumni, Oklahoma State.

  • Jessica Palomares

    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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

  • David Parga

    David Parga

    We Owe Advisor

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    David Parga

    We Owe Advisor

    Hire Date 6/12/2020 – David was born and raised right here in Austin. David is such a true Texan, based on the fact that he hasn’t left Texas yet! He plans to venture out and see some other states, then maybe the rest of the world, but he’s definitely at home here. David’s been in the automotive business since 2014 and loves the positive coworkers, customers, and environment that Austin Subaru provides. When he’s not working, he loves to stay home, spend time with family, and play video games. He enjoys playing COD on PS4 or going back in time to enjoy classics on his old school Nintendo 64 and other classic Nintendos.

    Email David – [email protected]

  • Cody Penna

    Cody Penna

    Fixed Operations Director

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    Cody Penna

    Fixed Operations Director

    Hire Date 5/28/2012 – Cody was born in San Clemente, CA. As a car person, Cody dreams of someday owning an 80s Wagon. And his favorite movie? Ya, it’s Fast and The Furious! Outside of work, he likes to work on his own car, play his guitar, or participate in nerdy stuff.

    Cody’s Favorite Book: Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
    “A practical guide with real-world examples to apply to actual situations we face in life.”

  • Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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

  • Christian Perez

    Christian Perez

    Service Advisor

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    Christian Perez

    Service Advisor

    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.

  • Johnny "JP" Perez, Jr.

    Johnny "JP" Perez, Jr.

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2022

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    Johnny "JP" Perez, Jr.

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 9/1/2020 – Johnny is from Bay City, TX. After working in the film industry, he joined the automotive industry in 2015 and never looked back. When he’s not working, Johnny enjoys hiking, playing sports, hanging out with his Doberman named Max, filming & editing videos of his adventures, enjoying a ribeye–rare, and listening to all kinds of music like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Stevie Ray Vaugh, and Frank Sinatra. In Austin, Johnny is a huge fan of the diverse terrain and outdoor activities that this city has to offer. Johnny also roots for several Texas sports teams: the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and the Texas Longhorns. FUN FACT: When he worked in film, Johnny directed a music video for a song that platinum!

    Email Johnny – [email protected]

  • Mace Pitman

    Mace Pitman

    Inventory Clerk

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    Mace Pitman

    Inventory Clerk

    Hire Date 12/28/2023 – Mace enjoys playing his guitar, visiting bookstores, and reading whenever he gets the chance. When it comes to music, his favorite band is Def Leppard and his top pick artist is Bob Segar. Mace’s favorite movie is Lord of the Rings, and in the future, he would love to travel to Greece and Italy to experience the beautiful scenery, spectacular landscapes, and iconic historical monuments. FUN FACT: During his teen years, Mace raced Motocross in Arizona!

  • Terrence Pride

    Terrence Pride

    Finance Director

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    Terrence Pride

    Finance Director

    Hire Date 8/28/2019 – Terrence is from California. He has a huge passion for everything about vehicles and automobile culture. When he’s not working, Terrence fills his time with motorcycles, loud V8s, and sports. He roots for the New Orleans Saints, Golden State Warriors, and the Oregon Ducks. At home, Terrence looks forward to spending quality time with Kao, his 85 pound German shepherd who thinks he’s a lap dog and can’t get enough of the lake.

  • Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

    Design Center Specialist
    Top Gun 2014, 2016

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    Shelby Rae

    Design Center Specialist
    Top Gun 2014, 2016

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby is a human Swiss army knife. 2x Employee of the Year award recipient, winner of Art Battle Austin live speed painting competition (January ’18), lifelong photography veteran, continual outdoor explorer, mom of the best moody, mullet-rocking teenager, partner of a hard working and loving man, and a dog mom to four sets of the cutest brown-eyed mutts. Shelby has been living in the Austin area since 2006 and part of the world of modding cars since 2010.

    Email Shelby to start your Subaru mod journey: [email protected]

  • Eliel Ramirez

    Eliel Ramirez

    Sales Manager

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    Eliel Ramirez

    Eliel Ramirez

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 03/08/2024 – Eliel was born and raised in Houston, TX. He’s worked in the automotive industry for a whopping 20 years and counting! He used to sell cell phones, but once he switched to cars, he’s never looked back. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. His favorite activities include going to the theatre, to a stand-up comedy show. or to sporting events! He roots for all the Houston teams – Astros, Texans, and Rockets! He hopes to one day visit all of Europe to enjoy the rich history there. The countries at the top of his list are France, Greece, Spain, and Italy.

  • Ethan Ransom

    Ethan Ransom

    Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Ethan Ransom

    Technician
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 7/5/2021 – Ethan is from Connecticut and he’s grateful to be in Austin now as the people are SO much kinder here! Ethan’s been in the automotive world for over ten years now and he owes it all to his dad. His father was in the automotive industry his entire life, and Ethan was lucky to inherit his talents. Outside of work, Ethan enjoys finding great Mexican food places, listening to Tyler Childers, and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and hiking with his Greyhound named Hope.

  • Justin Ray

    Justin Ray

    Title Clerk

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    Justin Ray

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 02/20/2023 – Justin is from the southeast area of Texas, and he has been working in the automotive world since 2019. In his free time, he enjoys reading, painting miniatures, and playing video games (preferably Baldur’s Gate 3). Justin’s favorite musical artist is Amon Amarth, and his top-pick meal is crawfish etouffee. If he could travel to any destination, Justin would choose Germany to experience the beautiful scenery. As for a couple more favorites, Justin is a Lord of the Rings fan and his favorite song is The Empyrean Phoenix by Dimmu Borgir. FUN FACT: At home, Justin has an adorable German Shepherd named Ella!

  • Hilary Razo

    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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

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

  • Hannah Redding

    Hannah Redding

    Sales Assistant
    Top Gun 2023

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    Hannah Redding

    Hannah Redding

    Sales Assistant
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 06/12/2023 – Hannah has always been interested in cars! Throughout her childhood, she collected model cars and had dreams of being a race car driver. She also played a lot of racing simulation video games and still does this on days when she’s just chilling at home. Hannah is passionate about the culture that surrounds the Subaru brand and is excited to be part of the Austin Subaru team! When she’s not working, Hannah enjoys attending car meets and even brings her old Fujifilm camera with her so she can record all of the memories. She recently bought her dream car, a 1989 Nissan 240sx, and loves taking it to the car meets and going on drives. Hannah likes all kinds of foods, but coffee, tea, and milk tea have her heart! She’s a fan of Oolong and Matcha drinks and is obsessed with finding new milk tea places in Austin. FUN FACT: Hannah has a blue point Siamese cat named Miku!

  • Ricardo Reyes

    Ricardo Reyes

    Valet
    Top Gun 2011, 2021

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    Ricardo Reyes

    Valet
    Top Gun 2011, 2021

    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.

  • Tacha Richardson

    Tacha Richardson

    L1 IT Technician

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    Tacha Richardson

    Tacha Richardson

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 02/21/2024 – In Tacha’s free time, she enjoys cooking delicious food, playing horror video games on her PC, traveling to new places, and learning new things! Her favorite meal is Donburi, a Japanese rice bowl, which is probably why if she could travel anywhere, she would go to Japan! When asked who her hero is, Tacha says her mother is her hero because she is strong and hardworking, but also kindhearted.

  • Jude Rios

    Jude Rios

    Express Technician

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    Jude Rios

    Jude Rios

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 06/01/2023 – Jude enjoys living in Austin for the beautiful city and nature life. Plus, there are undoubtedly some of the best restaurants here, so that’s a great thing as well! Jude loves working at Austin Subaru for the awesome culture and getting to work with great vehicles each day.

  • Ben Ristow

    Ben Ristow

    Express Technician

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    Ben Ristow

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 01/25/2023 – Ben is native to Austin, and he has always loved living here. He considers himself to be a city boy, which is great because he is currently attending the University of Texas and gets to be in the city all the time. Panda Express is by far Ben’s favorite fast food restaurant, and he would one day love to travel to Rio de Janeiro to experience the Carnaval and the beautiful scenery. If you’re looking for a cool music venue, Ben recommends Emo’s and Come and Take It Live. He’s seen some of his favorite artists at both of these places and has many awesome memories there. FUN FACT: Ben roots for the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Antonio Spurs.

    Ben’s favorite book – Atomic Habits by James Clear

    “This book has stuck with me for a while. I read it back in high school and still get a lot from it to this day.”

     

     

  • Viviana  Rivera

    Viviana Rivera

    Sales Coordinator - Speaks: Spanish

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    Viviana Rivera

    Sales Coordinator - Speaks: Spanish

    Hire Date 01/03/2024 – Viviana comes to us from Houston, Texas, and her favorite thing about Austin is paddleboarding and taking in the amazing views from the lake. When she has free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family. Viviana has been to Cancun, Mexico and notes it to be the most beautiful vacation she’s been on thus far. FUN FACT: Viviana is an avid longboarder!

  • Lauren Robicheaux

    Lauren Robicheaux

    Finance Assistant
    Top Gun 2022

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    Lauren Robicheaux

    Lauren Robicheaux

    Finance Assistant
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 5/16/2022 – Lauren was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, a little town located just outside of Lafayette. When she’s not busy working, Lauren enjoys shopping and finding new places to explore here in Austin. When it comes to food, Lauren says you can never go wrong with anything Cajun, so it’s safe to say she sticks to her Louisiana roots! As for some more favorites, Lauren and her whole family are huge LSU fans (#GEAUXXX TIGERS!), and her ideal travel destination would be anywhere with beautiful beaches and warm waters. FUN FACT: Lauren has two dogs, both Morkies from the same litter! Their names are Pria and Thor, and they are 9 years old. Lauren also enjoys wrestling alligators for fun when she has downtime!

  • Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, 2016

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

  • Joanna Romero

    Joanna Romero

    Title Clerk

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    Joanna Romero

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 12/20/2022 – Joanna is a native Austinite, and she has been working in the automotive industry since 2021 because she loves learning new skills and having a challenge! When she’s not busy working, you can find Joanna creating art and designing her own clothing. Being a passionate artist, Joanna loves expressing herself through art and loves how prominent the art scene is here in Austin. Her favorite musician at the moment is Omar Banos (aka CUCO), and her top-pick song from him is “Caution”.  When it comes to food, Joanna will never turn down some good pizza, and she enjoys playing Minecraft and Little Big Planet on the Xbox and PlayStation. When asked about her favorite vacation, Joanna mentioned a recent trip she and her significant other took to Universal Studios in Florida, and says they had a fantastic time! Next on her list of destinations to visit? Hopefully Roswell, New Mexico to experience year-round jaw-dropping sightings of lights. One of Joanna’s favorite movies is Pulp Fiction! FUN FACT: Joanna’s favorite soda is Dr. Pepper, and her favorite colors are pink and light purple.

    Joanna’s favorite book – The Dinner by Herman Koch

    “This is a murder mystery type novel that I finished in a span of roughly 3 days. It was too good to put down!”

  • Brianna Rosas

    Brianna Rosas

    Product Specialist

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    Brianna Rosas

    Brianna Rosas

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 11/24/2020 – Brianna is from Victoria, Texas. This is her first time working in the automotive world, and she is thankful to start off with a brand that she loves! When she’s not working, Brianna enjoys working out, watching movies, eating tacos, playing COD on her PS4, listening to Russ, and spending time with her two cats, Daisy and Lily. She would like to travel to Bora Bora one day to see the beautiful scenery with her own eyes. In Austin, she loves the amount of opportunity and growth present. Brianna’s hero is her mother as she endured a lot in her life and has never given up. She reminds Brianna that every day is a new day to chase her goals and live her life how she chooses, not by what society may lay out.

    Annica’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
    “This book was given to me when I was going through a difficult time. It helped me open my mind to a new way of thinking. Have you ever had a book that made you have that AHA moment? This one was it for me.”

  • Caitlin Ross

    Caitlin Ross

    Service Coordinator

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    Caitlin Ross

    Caitlin Ross

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 12/27/2023 – Caitlin grew up in Lago Vista and loves spending time doing anything outdoors such as camping, hiking, and her all-time favorite white water rafting. She has two dogs named Omar (German Shepherd) and Storm (Australian Cattle Dog mix), and her favorite sports team is the San Diego Padres. When asked who her here is, Caitlin chose her mom because she always showed up to all of the important events.

  • Tyler Rugh

    Tyler Rugh

    Service Videographer

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    Tyler Rugh

    Tyler Rugh

    Service Videographer

    Hire Date 02/28/2024 – Tyler is originally from Dallas, TX. His favorite thing about Austin is all the movie theatres! He loves movies, but his favorite is The Godfather.  As for sports, Tyler roots for his favorite team, the Dallas Mavericks. When asked who his hero is, Tyler said Anthony Bourdain, because he lived adventurously and was so cool!

  • Donovan  Rybachek

    Donovan Rybachek

    Service Advisor

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    Donovan Rybachek

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 01/27/2023 – Donovan is from Los Angeles, California, and he joined the automotive world with hopes to grow and expand his skills. In his free time, he enjoys working out and training MMA. Donovan’s favorite artist is Drake, and his favorite song of his is “Something”. As for some more top-picks, Donovan’s favorite restaurant is Fogo de Chão, his hero is Joe Rogan, his favorite movie is Tenet, and he is a huge UFC fan. The best vacation Donovan has been on thus far was a trip he took to Honduras, and he looks forward to hopefully visiting Europe in the future so he can experience the historical sites.

    Donovan’s favorite book – Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

    Email Donovan – [email protected]

  • Brandon Salensky

    Brandon Salensky

    Service Manager

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    Brandon Salensky

    Service Manager

    Hire Date 4/17/2017 – Brandon enjoys working out, working on cars, and wandering around the greater Austin area with his friends. He’s a huge fan of stand up comedy and loves a good joke overall. Brandon also spends a fair amount of time with his English bulldog, Behr, who he says is “the biggest squish.” Brandon is passionate about Subarus and enjoys helping the Subaru guests at Austin Subaru.

    Email Brandon – [email protected]

  • Jasmine Sanchez

    Jasmine Sanchez

    Sales Coordinator

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    Jasmine Sanchez

    Jasmine Sanchez

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 01/30/2023 – Jasmine was born in Victoria, Texas, and she began working in the automotive business due to her curiosity about the scheduling aspect of it. She used to work as a receptionist and has a ton of experience running schedules, so she is excited to see what her new position with CAG will bring. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys reading, going to the movies, and spending time with her dog, Jasper, who is grumpy and acts like a grandpa but is only 4 years old and a true cutie. Being that she has two younger brothers, she’s also into video games and loves playing on the PlayStation with them. When it comes to music, Jasmine has been a die-hard Taylor Swift fan (aka a “Swiftie”) since she was young and looks forward to seeing Taylor in concert in March 2023! Jasmine’s favorite type of cuisine is Asian food, and her favorite meal would have to be the vermicelli bowl from Pho Hoang. A few years ago, Jasmine went to Tennessee and stayed in a cabin up in the mountains with her family and friends, and says it was the best destination she has been to thus far. Switzerland is definitely at the top of her list of places she wants to visit in the future. When asked who her hero is, Jasmine chose her dearest friend who she has known for half of her life. Despite some hardships her friend experienced, Jasmine has gotten to see her grow and better herself, and it means a lot to have had her in her life for so many years. As for some favorites, Jasmine’s top-pick movie is Super 8, her two favorite songs are “Cool Cat” by Queen and “Lovesong” by The Cure, and she roots for the Dallas Cowboys. FUN FACT: Jasmine is an open book and will answer any question with honesty, so don’t let her initial shyness fool you! She is also thrilled to be part of the CAG team.

  • Trinity Sanders

    Trinity Sanders

    Hiring Specialist

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    Trinity Sanders

    Trinity Sanders

    Hiring Specialist

    Hire Date 05/22/2023 – Trinity is from Pflugerville, Texas, and she loves Austin for its diversity and delicious food. While the automotive business wasn’t part of her original career plan, she is excited to be part of CAG for the positive work culture and opportunities for growth! When she’s not busy working, Trinity enjoys spending time at the Domain, kayaking/tubing on Barton Creek, playing Mortal Kombat, and finding new restaurants to eat at. She’s a huge fan of Drake and will never say no to some good chicken tikka masala from Tarka Indian Kitchen. Recently, Trinity went on a cruise with her boyfriend and her family to visit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. One day, she hopes to visit Greece. Trinity’s heroes are her parents because they have always had her back in everything she does, and if she could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Keke Palmer. As for some more favorites, Trinity’s top pick movie is Forrest Gump, her favorite song is Been Like This by Doja Cat, and she roots for the UT Volleyball team. At home, Trinity has 3 cats who are all named after TV show characters – Buffy, Kyo, and Barney. FUN FACT: Trinity graduated from Lamar University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. She also played D1 Volleyball during her time there!

    Trinity’s favorite book – Atomic Habits by James Clear

  • Sara Santiago

    Sara Santiago

    Service Coordinator

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    Sara Santiago

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 02/28/2023 – Sara was born and raised in Chicago, and she is excited to be starting her career in the automotive world with Austin Subaru! She has always been interested in cars and even got to help her grandpa with cars in his shop when she was growing up. When she’s not busy working, you can find Sara cooking delicious meals (tacos are her absolute favorite dish), and spending time with her family. Her favorite musical artist is Paramore and her favorite vacations are the trips to Disney World she takes with her family. Next on Sara’s list of places to hit up? She plans to visit Poland soon so she can reconnect with her family, see where her mom grew up, and get to know more about her culture. Sara’s hero is Rick Bayless, her favorite chef! She admires his dedication to understanding Mexican cuisine, which is her favorite type of cuisine to cook. As for some more top-picks, Sara’s favorite song is “Kiwi” by Harry Styles, her favorite video game is Call of Duty on the PS5, she roots for the Boston Red Sox, her top-pick movie is Fight Club, and if she could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Robert Pattinson. At home, Sara has an adorable car named Nagini. FUN FACT: Sara is a proud mom to her daughter, Luna!

    Sara’s favorite book – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Jim Schankel

    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

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    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 7/21/2021 – 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.

  • Jacob Schatz

    Jacob Schatz

    Service Videographer

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    Jacob Schatz

    Jacob Schatz

    Service Videographer

    Hire Date 3/8/2022 – Jacob is a very mindful guy from Southern Oregon, but has been living in Austin for the past 8 years! He is passionate about writing but also enjoys theatre, film, the great outdoors, yoga, meditation, journaling, and peaceful games like Journey to balance out his hyper-competitiveness. One day, Jacob would love to travel to Colombia and hike to Ciudad Perdida. He is also eager to travel to all of the state parks in California before they are lost to the wildfires. Jacob loves any game that takes him by surprise, like Hollow Knight on the PS4! He also enjoys Rocket League and chess for times where he is gaming for an extended period of time. When asked what his favorite song is, Jacob said Point/Counterpoint by the extremely fantastic Ska band, Streetlight Manifesto! Jacob’s favorite sports team is Austin FC, and his top-pick Subaru would have to be the Outback. FUN FACTS: Jacob is a makeup artist in his spare time, is an avid snorkeler, has been to thirteen countries, and once had to chase his fiancee out of an airplane. Don’t worry, they were both wearing parachutes!

  • Bryan Schneider

    Bryan Schneider

    Receptionist

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    Bryan Schneider

    Bryan Schneider

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 11/27/2023 – Bryan was born in New Jersey but has lived in Austin, Texas for most of his life. While he’s new to the automotive world, he’s always loved cars and looks forward to expanding his knowledge of them with the Austin Subaru team! In his free time, Bryan enjoys playing racing simulation games and tuning into Formula 1 races. He’s a huge F1 fan, and currently, his favorite team is the Mercedes AMG team. At home, Bryan has a Cocker Spaniel named Newton!

  • Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer

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

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

    Email Timothy – [email protected]

  • Anthony Sierra

    Anthony Sierra

    Product Specialist

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    Anthony Sierra

    Anthony Sierra

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 11/16/2020 – Anthony has lived all over the country. He’s spent time in Hawaii, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, and has been in Austin since 2014. He really loves the way that the city is fast growing and such great people here. In his free time, Anthony likes to try new things and spend time with his best friends: his mom and brother. Anthony has a lot of family living in Panama. When he took a trip there, he was able to spend time meeting them all and learning about the roots of his family, while enjoying authentic Panamanian cuisine. Before joining the automotive world, Anthony worked in the food industry. Thanks to a passion for sales and great customer service, he found himself interested in joining the team at Austin Subaru. He’s looking forward to this environment as a place where he can start a long term career and is eager to grow here.

    Email Anthony – [email protected]

  • Kyle Sikors

    Kyle Sikors

    Sales Porter

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    Kyle Sikors

    Kyle Sikors

    Sales Porter

    Hire Date 06/07/2024 – Kyle hails from the small city of Wills Point, TX. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and sticking to his health and fitness routines. Speaking of health, Kyle’s favorite meal is a juicy steak. He loves Austin for its fun atmosphere and kind people. When it comes to sports, Kyle roots for the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks.

  • Ryan Silva

    Ryan Silva

    Parts Specialist

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    Ryan Silva

    Parts Specialist

    Hire Date 10/5/2015 – Ryan was born in San Marcos and raised in Austin. He went to technical school in Houston for Automotive Technology, and when he was done, found his way back to Austin! In his spare time, he likes to listen to music and watch TV and movies.

  • H. Simmons

    H. Simmons

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    H. Simmons

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 9/27/2018 – Simmons is a true born and raised Austinite. In 2021, Simmons achieved an ASE Master Certification. Prior to becoming a technician, Simmons was an instructor at an independent art studio!

  • Draven Soliz

    Draven Soliz

    Loaner Coordinator

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    Draven Soliz

    Loaner Coordinator

    Hire Date 11/06/2023 – Draven is from Kenedy, Texas, a small town located between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. When he’s not busy working, he enjoys playing video games and watching sports, particularly if the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, or OKC Thunder are playing. Draven loves living in Austin because the culture is amazing and everyone is so friendly. In the future, he hopes to visit Turks and Caicos to experience the beautiful weather and clear waters.

  • Danny Sosa

    Danny Sosa

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

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    Danny Sosa

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

    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.

    “A great customer experience starts at the front door. I strive to exceed customer expectations. I want to make sure my clients are heard and leave with a positive outlook on their experience.  A great customer experience means that my clients will recommend me to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc.”

    Email Danny – [email protected]

  • Sean Sousa

    Sean Sousa

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2018, 2022

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    Sean Sousa

    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2018, 2022

    Hire Date 1/22/2018 – Sean moved to Austin from Massachusetts along with some of his friends in 2012. When he’s not working, he enjoys hanging out with his family, bowling, watching movies, and catching up on tv shows. He’s also a big sports fan, and his favorite teams are the Patriots and the Celtics.

  • Eric Steyer

    Eric Steyer

    Junior Analytics Engineer

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    Eric Steyer

    Junior Analytics Engineer

    Hire Date 06/26/2023 – Eric is from Ames, Iowa. When he’s not busy working, you can find him golfing or attending various sporting events. During college, Eric played on the Iowa State basketball team and still roots for the Iowa State athletics teams. He’s also a St. Louis Cardinals fan! FUN FACT: Eric’s favorite destination to visit is Hawaii.

  • Yessica Suarez

    Yessica Suarez

    Hiring Specialist

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    Yessica Suarez

    Hiring Specialist

    Hire Date 06/17/2024 – Yessica was born in Toluca, Mexico but has been in Austin for 23 years now. When she’s not working or busy being a mom, she loves to go to pop-up markets. She’s also got quite the green thumb, and she loves plant shopping and gardening. When it comes to food, Mexican cuisine has her heart, and it’s definitely a comfort food for her. However, she also loves exploring and trying new restaurants since Austin is full of culinary options! Yessica has long been a supporter of Mexico’s soccer team and is now, thanks to her partner, a Baltimore Ravens fan. At home, Yessica is officially a crazy cat lady with 3 adorable feline friends. Their names are Cylus, Benito, and Luna (the problem child).

  • Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Service Advisor & Master Technician
    Top Gun 2018, 2020, 2022

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    Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Service Advisor & Master Technician
    Top Gun 2018, 2020, 2022

    Hire Date 1/15/2014 – Christopher’s life began in Bitburg, Germany. He lived in Europe for a total of 7 years and moved to Austin, Texas in January 2014. Complimenting his love for speed and cars his favorite sport is Formula 1. Christopher has a wonderful wife named Miriam and two awesome cats, Carl and Claus. He is an Air Force Vet and was a civilian contractor in Afghanistan working as an MRAP mechanic. This gave him tremendous training in repairing vehicles.

    Email Chris – [email protected]

  • Hannah Swayn

    Hannah Swayn

    Hiring Specialist

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    Hannah Swayn

    Hannah Swayn

    Hiring Specialist

    Hire Date 09/28/2023 – Hannah is thrilled to be joining the CAG team. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs – a chug named Ziggy and an Australian Shepherd/Husky mix named Granola. She loves alternative music and her favorite artist is Halsey. When it comes to food, Hannah’s favorite restaurant is The Melting Pot because their cheese fondue is undeniably one of the best things in the world. FUN FACT: Hannah is part of a band called Wicker! Check out some of their music, you won’t be disappointed!

  • Cody Swenson

    Cody Swenson

    Recon Parts Specialist

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    Cody Swenson

    Recon Parts Specialist

    Hire Date 3/2/2016 – Cody’s dream came true when he was able to come to work at Austin Subaru. 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 stemmed from his mother, and second from came from his infatuation with his favorite car. 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. Last but not least, he absolutely loves his two dogs.

  • Cindy Timms

    Cindy Timms

    Receptionist

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    Cindy Timms

    Receptionist

    Hire Date 12/13/2021 – Cindy is from a little mountain town in Pennsylvania called Mifflintown, but she has spent much of her life living in various parts of Texas. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Midwestern State University, Cindy moved to Texas Tech University to become certified in teaching. Her favorite thing about Austin would have to be the beautiful hidden hills and the fact that this is a great community for artists. Another great thing about Austin – THE FOOD! Cindy loves virtually every style of cuisine, but her all-time favorite food would have to be crab legs. Cindy is extremely passionate about theatre and music, and her top two favorite musical genres are undoubtedly Show tunes and Classic rock. Her list of favorite movies is never-ending, but her top picks are Hamilton, The Princess Bride, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Forrest Gump, The Man in the Iron Mask, and A Few Good Men. At home, Cindy has a Black Lab/Australian Shepherd Mix named Myla (aka Myla Mae, Mylita Chiquita Perrita Bonita… the list goes on) and two cats, Gomez and Morticia, who are from the same litter. In her spare time, Cindy loves being with her friends and family, traveling, doing anything theatre-related, working on arts and crafts, reading, and riding her e-bike on beautiful trails. Cindy and her family often visit Colorado, which she loves, but one of her most memorable vacations was a tour she took through Italy from Venice to Rome. Cindy’s goal is to travel to as many new places as possible, and Scotland and Ireland are the two countries she plans on visiting next. If she could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, Cindy would choose Whoopi Goldberg. FUN FACT: Before joining the Austin Subaru family, Cindy taught high school theatre for over 20 years!

  • RJ Tolentino

    RJ Tolentino

    Technician

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    RJ Tolentino

    Technician

    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.

  • Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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    Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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

  • Juaquin Trejo

    Juaquin Trejo

    Express Technician

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    Juaquin Trejo

    Express Technician

    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.

  • Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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    Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Ayron Vandergriff

    Ayron Vandergriff

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

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    Ayron Vandergriff

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 8/3/2020 – Ayron has spent his entire life in Texas–and has been in Austin specifically, since 2002. Ayron came to Austin Subaru with 25 years of customer service experience and we’re thankful he decided to become a part of our Subaru family. Austin has been a great choice for him and his family due to the culture and amenities of most large cities, coupled with the fact that it still holds on to the small-town feel. Not to mention, you can drive just 30 minutes in almost any direction to be engulfed in nature, too. In Austin, Ayron enjoys getting a bite to eat at The Beer Plant and catching a show at The Mohawk. His musical interests span from punk rock and hip hop to Americana and jazz, and he’s thankful he’s in the right place to hear all of it. In his free time, Ayron likes to flip through stacks of vinyls at record stores, play ice hockey, hangout with Mavis, the family labradoodle, and spend time with his wife and two daughters, especially down at the coast! One day, Ayron and his family would like to trace back their roots and explore South America and The Netherlands together. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Noam Chomsky! FUN FACT: Local director, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is his favorite movie. The film truly and beautifully captured the nuances of day to day life through the eyes of a child growing up.

    Email Ayron – [email protected]

  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

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    Renee Velasco

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 5/15/2017 – Renee is originally from El Paso, TX but moved to the Austin area in 2010. In her spare time, she loves listening to music – she’s a big K-Pop fan! – watching movies and tv shows, and catching up on some z’s. She also loves spending time with her pup, Maze, who’s half husky and half german shepherd. Because of her love of K-Pop and her fascination with the culture, Renee would love to visit South Korea. Everything she’s seen of South Korea is so beautiful and it would be a dream to see it in person and try all the delicious food. She would also love to experience the magic of Disney World and Universal Studios one day. Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here she comes! Renee used to be a barista, so she’s serious about her coffee. She drinks at least one cup of coffee a day, but she’ll also mix it up with some hot or iced tea throughout the day. FUN FACT: Renee went to her first K-Pop concert on October 8, 2022 and her second K-Pop concert on January 11, 2023. They were for different K-Pop groups. It was an unforgettable experience and she’s hoping to go to more concerts in the future.

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

  • Alan Velez

    Alan Velez

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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    Alan Velez

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 1/12/2021 – Alan is from San Antonio. In Austin, he’s a fan of the fact there is always something to do, like hiking, kayaking, skydiving, and overall, just existing in Austin is pretty nice–unless you’re stuck in traffic. In his free time, Alan can be found drifting cars, taking pictures, playing guitar, hanging out with his dogs and cat, rooting for the San Antonio Spurs & FC Barcelona, building computers, and playing video games like Cyberpunk on his PC. He enjoys a lot of music and is currently digging Coin, Turnover, The 1975, and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Alan enjoys traveling with his friends. They all spent time together in New York and Boston, and once COVID-19 is more tame, they’re hoping to make a trip to Japan. For favorite movies, he’d have to put Drive (2011) or Star Wars Rogue One at the top of his list–but Iron Man will always be his hero. #iloveyou3000

  • Christopher Vernon

    Christopher Vernon

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020, 2021

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    Christopher Vernon

    Christopher Vernon

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020, 2021

    Hire Date 3/20/2019 – Chris was born and raised in the Austin/Pflugerville area and he loves it here. It makes him feel like an outlier from his family though, as they tend to live in one place for about 10 years and then move on. Chris has traveled throughout Europe and Asia, and also went to Japan when he was just 13-years-old–thanks to his Aunt. (She takes all the nieces and nephews as soon as they turn 13, out for a two week trip to wherever they want to go!) Chris loved that trip and is fond of his memories from all over Japan. When he’s not working, Chris likes to play bass guitar with his friends/bandmates–minus their drummer while he’s in the Army, play video games on his PC, and go boating with his dad out on Canyon Lake. Since he’s already experienced a lot of the world, Chris’ bucket list contains the “normal” life things like buying a house, getting married, and adding a Corgi to his life!

  • Jesse  Villarreal Jr

    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    L2 IT Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

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    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    L2 IT Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 7/3/2019 – Jesse is from Palmview, Texas and he gets a kick out of fixing computers, phones, and tablets in his spare time. He also enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music like Nickelback or Mariya Takeuchi, playing video games like Apex Legends on his Xbox One, biking and weight training, playing board games, and cheering for Monterrey’s soccer team. His favorite movie is definitely Interstellar, simply because Murph let him go. If he could, Jesse would eat the tacos and baked potatoes from Taco Rico every day. One day, Jesse plans to travel to Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines for some true Asian cuisine and culture!

  • Jim Vines

    Jim Vines

    Parts Counter

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    Jim Vines

    Parts Counter

    Hire Date 3/2/2020 – Jim was born in Connecticut and raised in South Carolina before making it to Austin. Jim loves that Austin is different from any place he’s visited or lived before and that the people; Austinites, who truly make Austin special. He’s been in the automotive industry since 2000 and enjoys everything about cars! In his free time, Jim likes to bowl, shoot guns, and hang out with his friends and family. When it comes to food, any meal is his favorite! Jim has been to Hawaii on several occasions and it’s by-far, his favorite place to vacation. Someday, Jim would really like to travel to Japan and immerse himself in their culture. At home, Jim has two dogs, Whiskey a terrier and Coco a dachshund. FUN FACT: Jim’s favorite movie is The Matrix and if he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Jesus Christ.

  • Ethan Vlam

    Ethan Vlam

    Finance Assistant
    Top Gun 2023

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    Ethan Vlam

    Ethan Vlam

    Finance Assistant
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 6/5/2017 – Ethan moved to Austin 11 years ago from Waco. His first car was a Subaru, and he liked it so much that it’s a major reason why he now works here. He’s an avid soccer fan; he both plays and enjoys watching games. His favorite team Liverpool. He also enjoys Austin’s greenbelts and parks, and he often takes his two dogs, Joey and Archer, out to explore them.

  • Ryan Vogler

    Ryan Vogler

    Sales Consultant

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    Ryan Vogler

    Ryan Vogler

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 06/20/2024 – Ryan was born and raised in Austin, TX. He has worked in the automotive industry for 5 years now. He has a passion for cars and people. Ryan understands what an exciting and life changing experience it is getting into a new car and he’s glad to be part of that experience for people. In his free time, Ryan likes to travel, hike, play sports, and shoot pool. He’s always open to do anything active and new! When it comes to sports, Ryan roots for the Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, and the San Antonio Spurs. At home, he has 3 dogs: a Siberian husky named Fury, and two bulldogs named Titan and Riley.

  • Dylan Walker

    Dylan Walker

    L1 IT Technician

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    Dylan Walker

    Dylan Walker

    L1 IT Technician

    Hire Date 06/17/2024 – Dylan came to Austin from Nashville, TN. He stays true to his roots by supporting the Tennessee Titans. All of Dylan’s favorite vacations have been at the beach. In addition to being a beach lover, he’s also a music lover. His favorite band is The Sacred Souls. In his free time, you can find Dylan playing video games on his PC.

  • Chrisha Warren

    Chrisha Warren

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2023

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    Chrisha Warren

    Chrisha Warren

    Service Coordinator
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 6/21/2021 – Chrisha is an Austinite who was eager to join the team at Austin Subaru in search of being able to try something new and learn more about cars – she’s in the right place! Outside of work, Chrisha enjoys watching movies, cooking up new recipes, trying out new restaurants around town (especially for seafood), hanging out with friends, rooting for the Cowboys, and spending time with her pitbull, King. Dear Mama by Tupac is one of her most played songs, and if she had the opportunity to have dinner with anyone, she’d likely choose Tupac – or Michael B. Jordan, it’s a close tie! Chrisha enjoys traveling and will tell you that Cozumel was wonderful, and someday she would like to see all of the architecture and museums in Rome. Chrisha’s mom is her hero as she truly did everything in her power to make sure that her children had everything they needed growing up. FUN FACT: Chrisha states that while she is 4’11” now, she’ll grow up to be 6′ one day!

  • Samuel Warren

    Samuel Warren

    Express Technician

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    Samuel Warren

    Samuel Warren

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 02/06/2024 – After obtaining his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, Samuel is happy to be living the dream here at Austin Subaru! In his free time, he enjoys studying different languages such as French, German, Hebrew, and Spanish. He also has a passion for traveling and would love to visit Jerusalem one day to experience the historical culture. At home, Samuel has 3 pet snakes named Fruit Loops, Banana Bread, and Sweet tea. FUN FACT: Samuel enjoys getting his hands dirty and working on his personal vehicles.

  • Devin Wassom

    Devin Wassom

    Love Encore Specialist

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    Devin Wassom

    Devin Wassom

    Love Encore Specialist

    Hire Date 11/30/2021 – Devin comes to us from Houston, Texas. He is new to the automotive industry, but has always had a passion for cars! Devin is quite the outdoorsman, and in his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, driving through national/state parks, camping, rock climbing, and powerlifting. Devin’s favorite musical artist is Frank Ocean, but his top song would have to be Rest My Chemistry by Interpol. There are so many delicious restaurants here in Austin, but Madrasdhaba makes a Tikka Masala dish that Devin could never pass up; it’s his go-to meal! While Devin loves virtually anything to do with fitness and being outdoors, he agrees that it’s nice to relax with a good movie from time to time, and his personal favorite would have to be The Lighthouse!

    Have questions about your new Subaru? Contact the Love Encore Specialists: [email protected]

  • Jessica Watkins

    Jessica Watkins

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jessica Watkins

    Jessica Watkins

    Inventory Clerk

    Hire Date 9/16/2019 – Jessica loves the sense of community in Austin; the embrace of being strange and different all while living happily. Her mom lives in New York City and Jessica loves to travel to visit her and the vibrancy of NYC as often as she can. She says there are so many options of things to do–plus, she’s a huge fan of the show Broad City, and it’s always fun to find another location that they used in filming there! Jessica also got to fulfill one of her bucket list items in 2018. She got to meet a sloth and hang out with it for an hour! Dream come true!

  • Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2022

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    Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2022

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

  • Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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    Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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

  • Tyler Wells

    Tyler Wells

    Finance Manager

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    Tyler Wells

    Tyler Wells

    Finance Manager

    Hire Date 03/25/2024 – Tyler is from Norwalk, Ohio. He’s been in the auto industry for 4 years and counting. He decided to join because he has a passion for helping people. Tyler also has a major passion for travel. One place that’s at the top of his bucket list is South Africa. His family had an au pair from South Africa and Tyler says it sounds like one of the coolest places to visit. When he’s not at work, Tyler enjoys doing anything outdoors and spending time with his wife and two kids! When it comes to sports, Tyler is a big fan of all the Ohio sports teams, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes!

  • Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2023

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    Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2023

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

  • Bob Wilsey

    Bob Wilsey

    Sales Consultant

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    Bob Wilsey

    Bob Wilsey

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 03/01/2024 – Bob hails from Minneapolis, MN. While Minneapolis is great, he loves Austin for its people, restaurants, and lakes. He’s worked in the automotive industry for 12 years now. He originally joined because his mom is a Group Finance Director back home and she loves what she does, so Bob decided to follow in her footsteps. When he’s not hard at work, he enjoys golfing, spending time with friends and family, going to concerts, and more! He loves going to sporting events, but his favorite venue is Wrigley Field. He also loves spending time with his Bernese Mountain Dog named Rue!

  • Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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    Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Julie Young

    Julie Young

    Accounts Payable

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    Julie Young

    Julie Young

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 03/06/2023 – Julie is originally from La Verne, California, and she loves riding her bike and glass fusing when she’s not working. She once got to see Elton John perform at the Hollywood Bowl and says it is the best concert she has been to thus far. Julie’s favorite vacation was a trip she took to Sanibel Island before the hurricane hit, and she one day hopes to visit Iceland so she can see Aurora Borealis up close.  Julie’s favorite thing about Austin is definitely the Wizard Academy – she has gotten to watch it grow over the last several years and tries to donate her time/money as often as possible. FUN FACT: At home, Julie has two adorable dogs – a Shorkie and a Toy Poodle!

    Julie’s favorite book – Loving Someone with ADHD by Susan Tschudi

  • Colby Zschiesche

    Colby Zschiesche

    Express Technician

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    Colby Zschiesche

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 01/20/2024 – Colby was born and raised in Texas and enjoys the energetic music scene here in Austin. His favorite band is Polyphia; interestingly enough, they are also originally from Texas! Colby is passionate about photography and spends much of his free time finding new places to capture cool shots. He also loves dogs and has a black-lab mix named Florence. FUN FACT: Colby’s favorite restaurant is Uchi Japanese.

  • Mark Ziehr

    Mark Ziehr

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020, 2021, 2023

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    Mark Ziehr

    Mark Ziehr

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020, 2021, 2023

    Hire Date 4/7/2020 – Mark was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has spent the last 30 years in Austin. Mark loves that you can never be bored in Austin and that it’s the most wonderfully eclectic city with so much live music and so many performances. With over 20 years in the automotive world, he truly enjoys helping people get into a great vehicle that meets their needs. When he’s not working, Mark enjoys painting, wood crafting, biking, traveling, and spending time with his family. All of his family are all his heroes through the way they support and lift him every day. Mark states that his life would be empty without his loving wife, two sons and daughters-in-law, his parents, and his four wonderful grandchildren. On his playlist, you’ll find Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, and at the top of his movie charts, you’ll find not one, not two, but all three of the Godfather movies. FUN FACT: Mark roots for the Texas Longhorns, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Miami Dolphins.

    Email Mark – [email protected]

  • Arthur Zimmerman

    Arthur Zimmerman

    Valet

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    Arthur Zimmerman

    Arthur Zimmerman

    Valet

    Hire Date 02/07/2024 – Arthur was born and raised in Austin, Texas. His favorite things about living here are the great hikes and beautiful views of the city. Outside of work you might find him jamming out to his favorite band Spoon or watching his favorite movie Garden State. Arthur loves to travel, and his favorite vacation was a trip all the way to Australia!

  • Jade Baumgardner

    Jade Baumgardner

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2021, 2022

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    Jade Baumgardner

    Jade Baumgardner

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2021, 2022

    Hire Date 10/1/2018 – Jade is an Austinite who loves the friendliness, diversity, and good food that are always present in Austin. Jade had been a customer of Austin Subaru for over five years, and in 2018, she was ecstatic to join the sales team here and help fulfill Subaru dreams for all. Outside of work, Jade enjoys listening to music, working on cars, fishing, and hanging out with her two kiddos! Let’s not forget the furbabies – Jade also has a dog named Max and cat named Miyoko at home. One of Jade’s most fond memories comes from the time she spent in Japan with her grandma. Between the food and the culture, she had the best experience and would love to go back someday. FUN FACT: Jade’s favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast.

    Email Jade – [email protected]

  • Steve Carter

    Steve Carter

    Product Specialist

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    Steve Carter

    Product Specialist

    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.

    “I love it when a customer leaves happy…even better when I check in with them and they rave about their new vehicle from Austin Subaru and their experience with us!!”

    Email Steve – [email protected]

  • Jason Clark

    Jason Clark

    Product Specialist

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    Jason Clark

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 1/3/2018 – Jason is from Georgetown. He has two daughters, who he spends most of his non-working hours with. They frequently enjoy going to Inner Space Caverns and doing all the activities there. Jason has two dogs named Baby Dog and Sprite (named by the kids, if you couldn’t tell)!

    “My idea of good customer service is somebody who takes care of you before, during, and also after the sale.”
    Email Jason – [email protected]
  • Kurtis Clark

    Kurtis Clark

    Product Specialist

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    Kurtis Clark

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 7/3/2017 – Kurtis moved to Austin from Florida in 2004. He enjoys spending his leisure time golfing, swimming, and being out of Lake Travis. He has a son and a dog named Sadie. His favorite parts about living in Austin are the people and all the activities the city offers.

    “A great customer experience is one in which all expectations were exceeded from beginning to end.  Buying a new vehicle is a big purchase and the customer should have a smooth, simple, fun and stress-free experience.”

    Email Kurtis – [email protected]

  • Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Product Specialist

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    Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 1/31/2020 – Briana is an Austinite and her favorite thing about Austin is the ample availability of so many great kinds of food! When asked about her favorite meal, Briana replied with “PIZZA IS LIFE.” A few of Briana’s favorite things: trying new restaurants, anything outdoors, and chasing her tiny human (son) around. Briana spent an amazing vacation in the Dominican Republic and at home, Briana has two huskies: Kimber and Cabela. Briana also enjoys spending time working out and having game nights with her favorite coworker, Shelby.

    Email Briana – [email protected]

  • Chris Dugas

    Chris Dugas

    Product Specialist

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    Chris Dugas

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 6/18/2001 – Chris was born and raised Lockhart, Texas, and he fondly refers to it as LA (Lockhart Area). He first joined the Continental Automotive Group back in June of 2001. Chris’ hobbies include checking out classic cars, and doing things outdoors like gardening, kayaking, and biking. He is the youngest of 10 children, with family in Louisiana and Southern California. Thanks to two of his sisters living in Huntington Beach, it has become his ideal vacation spot between the perfect weather and time he has with his siblings. Chris recently moved to Bastrop, and is enjoying the country life. Now, he is beginning his dream: starting a mini farm! He plans to have a vegetable garden and will build a greenhouse to start his own plant nursery where he will grow agaves, plumerias, and many native Texas plants. Chris has 3 chickens, and 3 dogs (old, senile, Sparky the Terrier mutt, and brothers: Bear and Boudreaux, the unruly German Shepherd puppies). With the growth of his mini farm, he plans to add some Pygmy Goats, and a Miniature Donkey!

    “A great customer experience is all about having fun throughout the entire process.  The customers should feel like they were treated with respect, got a fair deal, and established a relationship for life.”

    Email Chris – [email protected]

  • Bo Elrod

    Bo Elrod

    Product Specialist

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    Bo Elrod

    Bo Elrod

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 12/12/2023 – Bo is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and now resides in Bastrop, Texas. He joined the automotive business in 2020 because he understands how important the car-buying process is and wants to give his clients the same kind of experience that he would like to have. In his free time, Bo enjoys studying history, hiking, and finding new places to explore. He hopes to visit Enchanted Rock soon, along with other hiking areas in Texas. Bo also enjoys chill days at home playing Halo on the Xbox. FUN FACT: Bo has rescued 2 dogs, Duey and Nelson, who love going on hikes with him and going to dog parks. Bo has also rescued 2 cats, Tuna and Felix, who enjoy laying out in the sun as often as possible.

  • Diana Eusebio

    Diana Eusebio

    TradeUp Advantage Director

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    Diana Eusebio

    TradeUp Advantage Director

    Hire Date 7/1/2019 – Diana is from San Diego and she enjoys spending time with her family and her son. Family is number one in her life, and Diana always looked up to her mom. She taught Diana the importance of life and that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to, and the only way to not reach those goals is to not try. She believes in never giving up on your hopes and dreams! One day, Diana would love to go to both England and Ireland. They are both places that her mom had wanted to travel to, and Diana decided that she will go to honor her mom’s memory. Being newer to Austin, Diana has found that the atmosphere and the friendly people here are perfect for her and her family. She loves to go to Barton Springs and that there is so much for her to do with her son, from visiting museums to spending the day at Lake Travis. They also enjoy animals and have one cool little dog, a pug named Pig. FUN FACT: The Kentucky Wildcats are Diana’s favorite sports team, and Sam Smith is her favorite artist.

    Email Diana – [email protected]

  • Isaac Gray

    Isaac Gray

    Product Specialist

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    Isaac Gray

    Isaac Gray

    Product Specialist

    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 to 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 blessed to have a wonderful wife, three beautiful children, two rescued dogs (Wubby and BO-C), three rescued cats (Piper, Odamae, and Scampi), and one rabbit who is black, but is named Gray Bunny. Isaac is the only non-native Texan in his family but did get here as soon as he could.

    “A great customer experience means respecting the customer’s time while efficiently working to ensure we find the vehicle that best suit their needs/wants. I really enjoy establishing relationships that will allow me to understand how to best serve their needs now and for the long term.”

    Email Isaac – [email protected]

  • Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Product Specialist

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    Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 3/31/2021 – Michael is a local guy who went to school in Del Valle. He’s always had a passion for cars and the technology behind them. Michael enjoys spending his free time watching videos about cars, running the boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake, and grabbing coffee from Summermoon everyday. He’d recommend trying out the fish burrito from Cabo Bob’s as well as the crawfish at Shoal Creek Saloon. One day, Michael would like to attend Tomorrowland in Belgium and be able to scratch that goal off of his bucket list. Apart from Belgium, Michael is interested in checking out the pacific northwest, like Washington and Oregon. National Parks, like Yellowstone, and famous lakes, like Lake Tahoe, are also very high on his list. He’s yet to leave Texas, but has the drive to explore!

  • Fouad Kassem

    Fouad Kassem

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Arabic

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    Fouad Kassem

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Arabic

    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.

    “A great customer experience involves honesty, transparency, and integrity.”

    Email Fouad – [email protected]

  • Ellen Ladermann

    Ellen Ladermann

    Product Specialist

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    Ellen Ladermann

    Ellen Ladermann

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 10/21/2014 – Ellen grew up on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and attended college in sunny Florida. She then made her way to the big state of Texas in 2008! Although moving to Austin was a really happy moment in her life, her happiest is getting to be a mother to her wonderful daughter Isabelle. She enjoys all types of art, seeing live music, and cooking (especially if it is spicy or includes cheese!) She is a dog lover and one day would love to have a puppy as well as travel to Australia, Bali, or India. When she’s not busy working, Ellen’s favorite thing to do is sit on a beach from sun up to sun down and collect seashells.

    Email Ellen – [email protected]

  • Joey LaFave

    Joey LaFave

    Product Specialist

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    Joey LaFave

    Joey LaFave

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 6/18/2019 – Joey lives on a ranch that’s had everything from goats, chickens, cattle, horses, and feral cats, to all kinds of dogs, and even a resident owl! The main topic for Joey’s life is that he’s all about his family. He has six sons, one daughter, and welcomed his third grandbaby in the summer of 2019. One of his favorite things to do besides hunting and fishing is to cook up meals for his entire family. Joey also makes it a point to donate a lot of his time to volunteering at CASA, an organization that helps children, and he also volunteers at the Georgetown Art Center. Rather than trying to plan things out, Joey lives by the seat of his pants, and never bunks down to sit around and watch tv. When he was a child, he used to pack up his toys and sell them out of his pillowcase to his neighbors. He’s a natural salesman, and after starting as a porter in the automotive world, he spent some time as a technician, and then was hooked to the sales side of the industry from 1996 and on! Joey is a true Texan who was raised in Austin. FUN FACT: Joey’s ties to Austin go deep. His grandfather was a bricklayer who did a lot of the brickwork in old downtown Austin!

    Email Joey – [email protected]

  • Carmen Lee

    Carmen Lee

    Love Encore Specialist

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    Carmen Lee

    Love Encore Specialist

    Hire Date 1/11/2021 – Carmen is an Austinite. She loves Subarus and was excited to join the transformational team that we have here! In her free time, Carmen loves to nap, write horror movie scripts, and listen to music–especially Led Zeppelin. She’s seen both The Shining and Jurassic Park too many times and yet, she’s always down to watch them again. Her favorite thing about Austin is the food scene, and one day, she’d like to travel to Switzerland–or move there to have a farm. At home, Carmen enjoys time spent with her two dogs, Nellie the black pug, and Frankie Joe the Boston terrier. FUN FACT: If she could choose anyone to have dinner with, Carmen would choose Harrison Ford!

    Have questions about your new Subaru? Contact the Love Encore Specialists: [email protected]

  • Nathan Lowther

    Nathan Lowther

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

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    Nathan Lowther

    Nathan Lowther

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 3/11/2020 – Nathan is from the small Texas town of Abilene and is quick to say that Austin is so much better. When he’s not working, Nathan enjoys spending time with his two dogs, a black pug named Puhpee, and a Boston terrier named Lil Bebe. Nathan likes to listen to all genres and for live music, he really prefers to hear it from afar, as opposed to up close in the crowds. Batman is his ultimate hero all thanks to the fact that he’s the only true hero without superpowers. Nathan could listen to anything by King George Strait all day long, and when it comes to tv and movies, he really re-watches The Office. FUN FACT: Nathan is a self-proclaimed weirdo that likes to mix everything on his plate together, so meals, where the food is already integrated, are the biggest hits with him.

    Email Nathan – [email protected]

  • Edwin Martinez

    Edwin Martinez

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

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    Edwin Martinez

    Edwin Martinez

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

    Hire Date 1/1/2018 – Edwin was born and raised in Austin. He enjoys being a part of a city where there is always something to do. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing soccer and going dancing. He has two kids, and their favorite thing to do together is go to Zilker Park and ride the train.

    “Customer service is everything. Without it, you’re not going to be successful, and have returning, loyal customers.”
    Email Edwin – [email protected]
  • John Martinez

    John Martinez

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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    John Martinez

    John Martinez

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

    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!

    “John was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the Subaru brand and technology. He is more like a friend than a salesperson!  He was very responsive and communicative and patient in helping meet all of my needs! I’ve never had a better car-buying experience! I would recommend him to friends and family and will definitely be returning for future car needs!” (Actual customer review)

    Email John – [email protected]

  • Patrick Nguyen

    Patrick Nguyen

    Product Specialist

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    Patrick Nguyen

    Patrick Nguyen

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 10/19/2020 – Patrick is an Austinite and a car guy, so he’s completely at home with Austin Subaru! He loves that there is so much growth and opportunity in the city now more than ever. Patrick enjoys working on his car, playing basketball, listening to all kinds of music, grabbing a bite to eat from Wingstop, playing video games like the COD series on his PS4, and watching good scary movies. Thanks to a love of basketball while growing up, he’s always been a huge fan of the Lakers – RIP Kobe. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family and is especially thankful to his mom for always being there anytime that he’s needed help throughout his life. FUN FACT: At home, Patrick has two bunnies, Peanut and Mochi.

  • Johnny "JP" Perez, Jr.

    Johnny "JP" Perez, Jr.

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2022

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    Johnny

    Johnny "JP" Perez, Jr.

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 9/1/2020 – Johnny is from Bay City, TX. After working in the film industry, he joined the automotive industry in 2015 and never looked back. When he’s not working, Johnny enjoys hiking, playing sports, hanging out with his Doberman named Max, filming & editing videos of his adventures, enjoying a ribeye–rare, and listening to all kinds of music like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Stevie Ray Vaugh, and Frank Sinatra. In Austin, Johnny is a huge fan of the diverse terrain and outdoor activities that this city has to offer. Johnny also roots for several Texas sports teams: the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and the Texas Longhorns. FUN FACT: When he worked in film, Johnny directed a music video for a song that platinum!

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  • Anthony Sierra

    Anthony Sierra

    Product Specialist

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    Anthony Sierra

    Anthony Sierra

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 11/16/2020 – Anthony has lived all over the country. He’s spent time in Hawaii, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, and has been in Austin since 2014. He really loves the way that the city is fast growing and such great people here. In his free time, Anthony likes to try new things and spend time with his best friends: his mom and brother. Anthony has a lot of family living in Panama. When he took a trip there, he was able to spend time meeting them all and learning about the roots of his family, while enjoying authentic Panamanian cuisine. Before joining the automotive world, Anthony worked in the food industry. Thanks to a passion for sales and great customer service, he found himself interested in joining the team at Austin Subaru. He’s looking forward to this environment as a place where he can start a long term career and is eager to grow here.

    Email Anthony – [email protected]

  • Danny Sosa

    Danny Sosa

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

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    Danny Sosa

    Danny Sosa

    Product Specialist - Speaks: Spanish

    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.

    “A great customer experience starts at the front door. I strive to exceed customer expectations. I want to make sure my clients are heard and leave with a positive outlook on their experience.  A great customer experience means that my clients will recommend me to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc.”

    Email Danny – [email protected]

  • Ayron Vandergriff

    Ayron Vandergriff

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

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    Ayron Vandergriff

    Ayron Vandergriff

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 8/3/2020 – Ayron has spent his entire life in Texas–and has been in Austin specifically, since 2002. Ayron came to Austin Subaru with 25 years of customer service experience and we’re thankful he decided to become a part of our Subaru family. Austin has been a great choice for him and his family due to the culture and amenities of most large cities, coupled with the fact that it still holds on to the small-town feel. Not to mention, you can drive just 30 minutes in almost any direction to be engulfed in nature, too. In Austin, Ayron enjoys getting a bite to eat at The Beer Plant and catching a show at The Mohawk. His musical interests span from punk rock and hip hop to Americana and jazz, and he’s thankful he’s in the right place to hear all of it. In his free time, Ayron likes to flip through stacks of vinyls at record stores, play ice hockey, hangout with Mavis, the family labradoodle, and spend time with his wife and two daughters, especially down at the coast! One day, Ayron and his family would like to trace back their roots and explore South America and The Netherlands together. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Noam Chomsky! FUN FACT: Local director, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is his favorite movie. The film truly and beautifully captured the nuances of day to day life through the eyes of a child growing up.

    Email Ayron – [email protected]

  • Ryan Vogler

    Ryan Vogler

    Sales Consultant

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    Ryan Vogler

    Ryan Vogler

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 06/20/2024 – Ryan was born and raised in Austin, TX. He has worked in the automotive industry for 5 years now. He has a passion for cars and people. Ryan understands what an exciting and life changing experience it is getting into a new car and he’s glad to be part of that experience for people. In his free time, Ryan likes to travel, hike, play sports, and shoot pool. He’s always open to do anything active and new! When it comes to sports, Ryan roots for the Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, and the San Antonio Spurs. At home, he has 3 dogs: a Siberian husky named Fury, and two bulldogs named Titan and Riley.

  • Mark Ziehr

    Mark Ziehr

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020, 2021, 2023

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    Mark Ziehr

    Mark Ziehr

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020, 2021, 2023

    Hire Date 4/7/2020 – Mark was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has spent the last 30 years in Austin. Mark loves that you can never be bored in Austin and that it’s the most wonderfully eclectic city with so much live music and so many performances. With over 20 years in the automotive world, he truly enjoys helping people get into a great vehicle that meets their needs. When he’s not working, Mark enjoys painting, wood crafting, biking, traveling, and spending time with his family. All of his family are all his heroes through the way they support and lift him every day. Mark states that his life would be empty without his loving wife, two sons and daughters-in-law, his parents, and his four wonderful grandchildren. On his playlist, you’ll find Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, and at the top of his movie charts, you’ll find not one, not two, but all three of the Godfather movies. FUN FACT: Mark roots for the Texas Longhorns, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Miami Dolphins.

    Email Mark – [email protected]

  • Chris Colburn

    Chris Colburn

    Sales Manager

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    Chris Colburn

    Chris Colburn

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 05/20/2024 – Chris moved to Austin back in 1981 when he was just 6 years old! His favorite thing about Austin is the lakes and wakeboarding on them in the summer time. When he’s not working, Chris enjoys spending time in the pool with his daughter, Kalliope, his wife, Karina, and their dog, Bella. The best vacation Chris has been on was to Roatán, Honduras, where he and his wife got married. They got to fire a pirate cannon together! When it comes to sports, Chris roots for the Dallas Cowboys. Every year they get so close to the Super Bowl, and Chris knows one day soon they’ll get there! FUN FACT: Chris played lacrosse in California at Chapman University!

  • Reva Hope

    Reva Hope

    Sales Team Leader
    Top Gun 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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    Reva Hope

    Reva Hope

    Sales Team Leader
    Top Gun 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

    Hire Date 9/27/2008 – Reva is thrilled to be part of the Austin Subaru team! She is always smiling and willing to help anyone and everyone. Reva’s clients are very important to her, and she will make sure they all know that. She strives to be the best in all aspects of her life and likes to tell everyone, “Live in the present, enjoy what life has to offer you, NOW. Make memories and be happy. You cannot get yesterday back, tomorrow is not promised…TODAY is all you have, so make the most of it.”

  • Eddie Hummel

    Eddie Hummel

    Sales Team Leader

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    Eddie Hummel

    Eddie Hummel

    Sales Team Leader

    Hire Date 6/3/2013 – Eddie moved to Austin in ’89 all thanks to his brother telling him how much he loved it here. Eddie is a huge fan of baseball, and still plays himself! In the last few years, he’s been to At&T Park in San Francisco, and out to Wrigley Field in Chicago, with just a few more stadiums left on his list. He plays Center Field in an adult league in the Austin area, and they often play at local fields like Anderson High School and Huston-Tillotson University. In this league, Eddie also plays against a fellow CAG team member, Garrett Liming. Also at work with Eddie is his son, Greyson, who is a photographer for all of the Subaru inventory. Eddie and his family have 3 adorable and lovable Bulldogs, Ronin, Major Duval, and Sergeant Ruger. They also tend to a huge garden compromised of around 60 variations of roses! When he’s not at work, Eddie enjoys being outdoors and spending his time golfing or kayaking. One day, he’d like to visit the South of France to see the countryside and the learn more about the history.

    “To take what may be an anxious and stressful situation and provide a comfortable and pleasing experience by welcoming with sincerity, listening with attentiveness, answering with clarity, and delivering with integrity.”

    Email Eddie – [email protected]

  • Jesse McGinnis

    Jesse McGinnis

    Sales Team Leader

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    Jesse McGinnis

    Jesse McGinnis

    Sales Team Leader

    Hire Date 9/12/2016 – Jesse is an Ohioan who originally came to Austin with the intention of visiting his sister. He liked it so much here that he never left. Together, he and his wife Michelle have 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Tyson and Yogi, whom they consider their children. Jesse’s interests are boating, basketball, and cooking.

    “A great customer experience to me is the client enjoying their visit from start to finish in a friendly, low-pressure atmosphere.”

    Email Jesse – [email protected]

  • Eliel Ramirez

    Eliel Ramirez

    Sales Manager

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    Eliel Ramirez

    Eliel Ramirez

    Sales Manager

    Hire Date 03/08/2024 – Eliel was born and raised in Houston, TX. He’s worked in the automotive industry for a whopping 20 years and counting! He used to sell cell phones, but once he switched to cars, he’s never looked back. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. His favorite activities include going to the theatre, to a stand-up comedy show. or to sporting events! He roots for all the Houston teams – Astros, Texans, and Rockets! He hopes to one day visit all of Europe to enjoy the rich history there. The countries at the top of his list are France, Greece, Spain, and Italy.

  • Travis Alexander

    Travis Alexander

    Service Advisor

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    Travis Alexander

    Travis Alexander

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 03/04/2024 – Travis is originally from Santa Barbara, CA. He’s been in the automotive industry for 22 years and counting! He’s gone through many different positions in the industry before finding his way here. As Travis likes to say, he didn’t choose the automotive industry, the industry chose him. He has also spent his life enjoying music, and his favorite venue for enjoying that music is the Santa Barbara Bowl. When it comes to sports, Travis is a lifelong Steelers fan. As for travel, his best vacation was a trip to Europe with his wife. They visited England and many parts of France and got to meet lots of family!

  • Shelby Childers

    Shelby Childers

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

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    Shelby Childers

    Shelby Childers

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 6/14/2021 – Shelby is from Austintown, Ohio. She feels at home being apart of the Austin Subaru family thanks to her loves of her Subaru BRZ and all things Japan! You can find her attending car meets in her customized BRZ and playing video games like Destiny, COD, and Pokémon games across her preferred gaming consoles: Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch. In 2021, Shelby and her brother were able to attend one of the coolest car shows out there, Slammedenuff Gatlinburg in Tennessee, which featured countless fantastically modded vehicles. One day, Shelby plans to travel to Japan during the cherry blossom season to experience the scenery during that time of year, as well as getting to take in some of the culture that she admires first hand. She’s passionate about many things that originated in Japan, so she’s looking forward to visiting a lot of places that are related to her interests, and that are only in Japan! FUN FACT: Shelby also has a leopard gecko named Navi, and back in Ohio, she has a sweet husky named Kodiak.

  • Michael Crump

    Michael Crump

    Express Service Advisor

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    Michael Crump

    Michael Crump

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 01/29/2024 – Michael is an Austin, Texas native. When it comes to sports, however, he is a Dallas Cowboys fan! Michael enjoys reading and camping in his free time, especially next to the Taylor River in Colorado, his all-time favorite vacation spot. FUN FACT: Michael’s favorite movie is The Godfather.

  • Scott Davis

    Scott Davis

    Express Service Advisor

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    Scott Davis

    Scott Davis

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 03/20/2023 – Bio coming soon!

  • Matthew  Day

    Matthew Day

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    Matthew  Day

    Matthew Day

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 10/04/2023 – Matthew was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico – the Land of Enchantment and UFOs! Here in Austin, he enjoys meeting amazing, unique, like-minded people everywhere that he goes. He’s also a fan of all the awesome swimming holes. Matthew has worked professionally in the automotive business since 2013, but his experience working on cars dates back to his childhood. In his free time, Matthew enjoys swimming/diving, hiking, mountain biking, and going on walks in his community. He’s also an amateur astronomer, pianist, and an expert marksman! When it comes to music, Matthew loves listening to a Polish composer by the name of Frederic Chopin. His favorite work of his is Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, opus 23.

  • Diana  DeGarmo

    Diana DeGarmo

    Express Service Advisor

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    Diana  DeGarmo

    Diana DeGarmo

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 08/16/2023 – Diana is an original Austinite whose favorite thing about the city is – hands down – THE AMAZING FOOD. Her ultimate movie pick is Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor, and she could listen to Let’s Live for Today by The Grass Roots on repeat. At home, Diana loves to spend time with her son–a Jack Russell terrier mix–named Timmy, and her chameleon, a grumpy guy named Reptar.

  • Ariel De Jesus

    Ariel De Jesus

    Service Advisor

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    Ariel De Jesus

    Ariel De Jesus

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 06/04/2024 – Ariel was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She’s been in the automotive industry for over 10 years now, and she joined for the amazing culture, teammates, and the opportunity to explore Austin! The best vacation she’s been on was to the Dominican Republic. When it comes to sports, she roots for the Dallas Cowboys. At home, Ariel has three dogs – two boxers and a Boston Terrier. Their names are Loni, Cali-bella, and Theodore.

  • Rosa Gonzalez

    Rosa Gonzalez

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

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    Rosa Gonzalez

    Rosa Gonzalez

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 9/21/2016 – Rosa is from Austin, and her favorite part about living here is walking along Lady Bird Lake. She enjoys relaxing at home and watching Japanese animation. She also has taken up sketching and learning to sew in her free time.

    Email Rosa – [email protected]

  • Britney Grady

    Britney Grady

    Express Service Advisor

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    Britney Grady

    Britney Grady

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 6/10/2020 – Britney was born in Ft. Worth and moved to Austin with her mom when she was 8 years old. Now, grown-up, Britney’s favorite thing about Austin is the fact that there are so many local breweries. She has a ’13 WRX hatchback and the moment she knew she was ready to leave the waitressing business, paired with the proximity of Austin Subaru, Britney knew she was home. She’s also very into drifting and spends a lot of her free time practicing via sim racing on Assetto Corsa, and building her drift car. One day, Britney plans to go to Japan to scope out the car scene and enjoy the rainy skies and the overall vibe of the country. Britney also adopted a pretty cool cat from APA!–who’s name is Tuna. (All thanks to the moment she arrived at Britney’s home, the cat immediately ate all the tuna that had been meant to be saved for sandwiches!)

    Email Britney – [email protected]

  • Santiago Lombardi

    Santiago Lombardi

    Express Service Advisor

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    Santiago Lombardi

    Santiago Lombardi

    Express Service Advisor

    Hire Date 4/16/2022 – Santiago is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. His favorite movie is Almost Famous. Santiago graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2023, and majored in RTF (radio, television, film)! Santi has a deep love and passion for all things music. His future goals include becoming a music agent for the next Wu-Tang Clan or Motley Crue. Santi has a real go-gettem indset when it comes to getting environmental claims handled. The only thing he is more passionate about than handling claims, is heckling and hounding his managers… and Tony Ochoa.

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  • Carolyn Markgraf

    Carolyn Markgraf

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    Carolyn Markgraf

    Carolyn Markgraf

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 03/06/2023 – Carolyn was born and raised in Madison, Ohio, a small town located just outside of Cleveland and right along Lake Erie. She moved to Austin in 2008 and her favorite things about this city are the art scene, culture, weather, Town Lake, and all of the amazing people she’s met here. Carolyn’s hobbies include doing all things outdoors like hiking, kayaking, and camping. She also enjoys drawing, painting, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Carolyn is passionate about theater and film and tries to catch a play whenever she can. She considers herself to be a foodie and loves discovering new restaurants and coffee shops here in Austin. Her favorite place to grab a bite to eat is Sazan Ramen off Airport Blvd. Carolyn recently traveled to Big Bend NP and Estes Park in Colorado and notes it to be her favorite vacation. In the future, she would love to visit Spain to experience the vibrant cities, art and culture scene, and indulge in all of the delicious food. Carolyn’s favorite movie is Moulin Rouge, as she is really into Baz Luhrmann films. When it comes to sports, she will always support her hometown by rooting for the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes, but she is also a huge fan of Austin FC. FUN FACT: Carolyn has two furbabies who she absolutely adores! She has 2 cats named Chicken and Waffles, and 2 dogs named Lucy (Shiba Inu) and Diesel (Mutt/Shepherd mix).

    Email Carolyn – [email protected]

  • Jacob Mathews

    Jacob Mathews

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

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    Jacob Mathews

    Jacob Mathews

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 1/25/2022 – Jacob is from Ruston, Louisiana. Growing up, his father owned an auto repair shop, which influenced him to step into the automotive industry around 1999. Fast forward to now, Jacob is very excited to be joining the Austin Subaru family! When he’s not working, Jacob enjoys attending live music events and spending as much time as he can with his wife and their two children. Speaking of music, Jacob loves it so much that he moved to Austin so he could be closer to the live music scene! His favorite band is Widespread Panic and his favorite music venue is the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado! When it comes to food, Jacob says nothing beats Loro in South Austin. FUN FACT- Jacob’s favorite sports teams are the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers.

    Email Jacob – [email protected]

  • DeVontae McClean

    DeVontae McClean

    Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

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    DeVontae McClean

    DeVontae McClean

    Express Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 3/24/2022 – DeVontae is from Waco, Texas, and is happy to be joining the Austin Subaru family! In his spare time, he enjoys finding new and unique spots to hang out at with his friends, or simply staying indoors for his peace of mind. When asked about his favorite cuisine, DeVontae said that he absolutely LOVES Italian restaurants. He also notes that you can never really go wrong with some delicious chicken parmesan with angel hair pasta! While DeVontae loves all kinds of music and doesn’t have one favorite song, he says he can never seem to get Nicki Minaj’s lyrics out of his head. One day, DeVontae would love to take a trip to Rome. Additionally, he really enjoys watching the winter Olympics when they are going on! At home, DeVontae’s favorite video game is Bayonetta on the Xbox and, while he doesn’t currently have any pets, he says he might adopt some in the future. As for Subarus, DeVontae’s favorite model would have to be the OutBack Wilderness!

  • Joseph Mendoza

    Joseph Mendoza

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2020

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    Joseph Mendoza

    Joseph Mendoza

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 7/11/2018 – Joseph recently moved to Austin from Corpus Christi, and he’s still exploring all that the city has to offer. He’s a car enthusiast, and he enjoys being spontaneous and traveling. He also enjoys being outdoors and hiking.

    Email Joseph – [email protected]

  • Adriana Orozco

    Adriana Orozco

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

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    Adriana Orozco

    Adriana Orozco

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2023

    Hire Date 2/2/2022 – Adriana was born in Oceanside, California. She grew up in a military family, which caused her to move over 15 times, live in 7 states, and even spend some time overseas in Okinawa, Japan! In her spare time, Adriana enjoys winding down by exploring the great outdoors, trying delicious foods at new restaurants, and spending time with her friends. She also enjoys listening to music, preferably any song by her favorite artist, Future. When it comes to food, Adriana says sushi is her ultimate craving (not the raw kind) and you can never really go wrong with cream cheese! FUN FACT: Adriana’s two favorite vacations she’s been on were a week-long stay in Tokyo and a 4 day trip to Disney!

    Email Adriana – [email protected]

  • David Parga

    David Parga

    We Owe Advisor

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    David Parga

    David Parga

    We Owe Advisor

    Hire Date 6/12/2020 – David was born and raised right here in Austin. David is such a true Texan, based on the fact that he hasn’t left Texas yet! He plans to venture out and see some other states, then maybe the rest of the world, but he’s definitely at home here. David’s been in the automotive business since 2014 and loves the positive coworkers, customers, and environment that Austin Subaru provides. When he’s not working, he loves to stay home, spend time with family, and play video games. He enjoys playing COD on PS4 or going back in time to enjoy classics on his old school Nintendo 64 and other classic Nintendos.

    Email David – [email protected]

  • Christian Perez

    Christian Perez

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    Christian Perez

    Christian Perez

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    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.

  • Donovan  Rybachek

    Donovan Rybachek

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    Donovan Rybachek

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 01/27/2023 – Donovan is from Los Angeles, California, and he joined the automotive world with hopes to grow and expand his skills. In his free time, he enjoys working out and training MMA. Donovan’s favorite artist is Drake, and his favorite song of his is “Something”. As for some more top-picks, Donovan’s favorite restaurant is Fogo de Chão, his hero is Joe Rogan, his favorite movie is Tenet, and he is a huge UFC fan. The best vacation Donovan has been on thus far was a trip he took to Honduras, and he looks forward to hopefully visiting Europe in the future so he can experience the historical sites.

    Donovan’s favorite book – Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

    Email Donovan – [email protected]

  • Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Service Advisor & Master Technician
    Top Gun 2018, 2020, 2022

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    Christopher Sutton

    Christopher Sutton

    Service Advisor & Master Technician
    Top Gun 2018, 2020, 2022

    Hire Date 1/15/2014 – Christopher’s life began in Bitburg, Germany. He lived in Europe for a total of 7 years and moved to Austin, Texas in January 2014. Complimenting his love for speed and cars his favorite sport is Formula 1. Christopher has a wonderful wife named Miriam and two awesome cats, Carl and Claus. He is an Air Force Vet and was a civilian contractor in Afghanistan working as an MRAP mechanic. This gave him tremendous training in repairing vehicles.

    Email Chris – [email protected]

  • Yoli DeLaGarza

    Yoli DeLaGarza

    Assistant Service Manager - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

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    Yoli DeLaGarza

    Yoli DeLaGarza

    Assistant Service Manager - Speaks: Spanish
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date 3/25/2019 – Yoli was born in Georgetown and raised in Round Rock. She loves spending her time hiking, camping, being outdoors, cooking and baking. She’s quite the foodie, and even has her own foodie bucket list of all the restaurants that she wants to try. Yoli and her husband, Miguel, enjoy cuddling up with the family and watching movies at home, trying new foods together, joy riding in their “la fea” ’97 Subaru Impreza 2.5, and doing anything that gets their adrenaline up! In fact, Yoli has a fear of the water, but she also really loves to canoe and kayak! She and her husband are both car enthusiasts, especially Subaru lovers, and they own 5 cars–4 Subarus, and 1 odd-man-out American make. She’s always been interested in cars and says that the older, more simple cars with quaint interiors hold a special place in her heart. Some of Yoli’s biggest passions in life are budgeting and crunching numbers to save for her dream home, doing her best to make sure that her family is a zero food waste household, and producing the least amount of trash-waste possible by recycling as much as they possibly can. Overall, Yoli is thrilled to be a part of the family-orientated team here at Austin Subaru where she says it truly is “very Austiny.”

    Email Yoli – [email protected]

  • D'Undrae Harris

    D'Undrae Harris

    Express Service Manager

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    D'Undrae Harris

    D'Undrae Harris

    Express Service Manager

    Hire Date 7/11/2018 – D‘Undrae is from Sealy, TX. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting guns, going fishing, and playing basketball.

  • Gus Hoelscher III

    Gus Hoelscher III

    Service Director
    Top Gun 2015

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    Gus Hoelscher III

    Gus Hoelscher III

    Service Director
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 6/8/2015 – Gus likes cars and the outdoors. Gus participated in the 2016 Subaru National Technician Competition and has many certifications including, ASE Master Technician, ASE L1 Certified, and Sr. Master Subaru Technician.

    Email Gus – [email protected]

  • Brandon Salensky

    Brandon Salensky

    Service Manager

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    Brandon Salensky

    Brandon Salensky

    Service Manager

    Hire Date 4/17/2017 – Brandon enjoys working out, working on cars, and wandering around the greater Austin area with his friends. He’s a huge fan of stand up comedy and loves a good joke overall. Brandon also spends a fair amount of time with his English bulldog, Behr, who he says is “the biggest squish.” Brandon is passionate about Subarus and enjoys helping the Subaru guests at Austin Subaru.

    Email Brandon – [email protected]

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