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  • Chris Hudson

    Chris Hudson

    Center Leader

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    Chris Hudson

    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.

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 4/6/2015 – Ana is a smart young lady who graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelors in Food Service Management and an Associates in Baking and Pastry Arts. Ana and her furbaby Sami have traveled up and down the East Coast but their hearts are deep in the heart of Texas! You can find Ana by the sparkle in her eyes or pretty much anywhere on her. Ana was proud to announce the arrival of her first born son on July 1st, 2016. She welcomed her sweet baby boy, Andrew Angel.. look out world!

  • Robyn Arnecke

    Robyn Arnecke

    Accounts Payable

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    Robyn Arnecke

    Robyn Arnecke

    Accounts Payable

    Hire Date 2/22/2021 – Robyn is a local Austinite. Her favorite thing about Austin is that it’s her home, plus she loves the way that music is so important to the city. Music is a big part of Robyn’s life: her favorite artists are Elton John and Talking Heads, she loves to attend live music events, she likes to play Rockband on her old Nintendo Wii, her favorite movie is School of Rock, and if she could hang out with anyone, she’d choose the star of that movie–Jack Black! Robyn was drawn to the automotive world thanks to the reliance that so many people have on vehicles. When she’s not working, Robyn enjoys movie or board game nights with her friends. She also has a goal number of how many books she would like to read this year, so a lot of free time is spent diving into ink-ridden pages! Robyn was able to travel throughout Paris, London, and Amsterdam in Europe when she was younger and she loved every minute of it. One day, she’d like to head back over to see Italy and Greece to check out the ruins of those old civilizations. FUN FACT: Robyn is always down for a bite to eat from a good burger joint and has an awesome Great Dane named Bowser.

  • Leo Ascencio

    Leo Ascencio

    Product Specialist

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    Leo Ascencio

    Leo Ascencio

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 7/13/2020 – Leo is from McAllen, Texas. He got into the automotive industry in 2017 thanks to his father, who has been a manager in automotive for nearly 30 years. When he’s away from work, Leo enjoys boxing, riding motorcycles, eating seafood, listening to Led Zeppelin, rooting for the New England Patriots, reading, and hanging out with his two Akitas, Hercules & Ghost. He also finds the time to play video games on his PS4 like F1 2019, and in real life, Leo would love to attend an actual F1 event in Monaco. Leo is the hero of his own story because that’s the best way for him to be able to control the outcome and adventures of his own personal life. FUN FACT: Leo’s zodiac is also Leo!

  • Hannah Ashley

    Hannah Ashley

    Sales Coordinator

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    Hannah Ashley

    Hannah Ashley

    Sales Coordinator

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  • Evan Baker

    Evan Baker

    Sales Consultant

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    Evan Baker

    Evan Baker

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 1/25/2021 – Evan hails from Round Rock, Texas. With an interest in cars and a love for helping and meeting people, Evan was able to find the perfect career opportunity when he joined the team at Austin Subaru. Anytime he’s not working, Evan enjoys being outdoors: hiking and biking, going to the lake during the summer, and going on ski trips in the winter. Around town, Evan loves that Austin is a melting pot of all kinds of people. It provides him with new ways to learn about people’s different backgrounds and continually gain a broader perspective. To anyone new to Austin, Evan would recommend grabbing a bite to eat from Chuy’s! FUN FACT: Evan’s favorite movie is The Departed and he roots for the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Erik Banda

    Erik Banda

    Technician

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    Erik Banda

    Erik Banda

    Technician

    Hire Date 1/5/2015 – Born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, Erik is no stranger to the wonders this amazing city has to offer. As a true Austinite, he likes to keep it a little weird! He’s a funny guy with a love for the Cowboys, Spurs, cereal, crafting and watching movies. Erik likes to live in the moment and has never been happier! And although life in the present is so great, he does on occasion look to the future. That’s why he decided to work for us here at Austin Subaru – We are a great place to start an excellent career! We look forward to hearing more of his entertaining life stories and dreams of adventuring in Dubai in his ’64 Stingray.

  • Nik Barrows

    Nik Barrows

    Product Specialist

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    Nik Barrows

    Nik Barrows

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 3/1/2017 – Nik was born in India and moved to the U.S. in 2000. He’s a car enthusiast and enjoys building and modifying cars. He moved to Austin in 2015, and his favorite parts about living here are all the great driving roads, the relaxed city environment, and the quiet areas.

  • Spencer Bassett

    Spencer Bassett

    Valet

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    Spencer Bassett

    Spencer Bassett

    Valet

    Hire Date 9/18/2019 – Spencer is from Fort Collins, Colorado. He loves to drive and work on cars, so choosing Austin Subaru was easy for him. Plus, he’s a huge fan of everything you can do in Austin and the great car scene here, too! When he’s not working, Spencer likes to go places with friends and family, drive around, go to the lake, and work on cars. He also really loves Mexican food and pretty much all music, though he will have to pass on heavy metal and opera–especially if you try to play them together. Spencer also enjoys getting out to spend time with his aunt and uncle in Missouri because they have four-wheelers and good hunting opportunities there. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Dustin Williams–a car YouTuber, and the reason that Spencer chose to get his WRX. Spencer enjoys the company of his dog, Oreo, a black and white Cocker spaniel and German shorthaired pointer mix. One day, Spencer would like to travel to Thailand for the scenery and the pristine beaches.

  • Austin Bates

    Austin Bates

    Express Technician

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    Austin Bates

    Austin Bates

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 10/29/2018 – Austin had lived out his whole life in Portland, OR, until 2013 when he and his family moved to Austin for his dad’s new job. So far, his favorite thing about Central Texas is the weather! He does not miss that famed Portland rain. When he’s not working, Austin likes to hang out with friends, and play video games on his PC. Overall, he just likes to have fun and enjoy life.

  • Burak Baysu

    Burak Baysu

    Product Specialist

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    Burak Baysu

    Burak Baysu

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 4/19/2019 – Burak was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and moved to Miami, Florida in 2012. A year later, he got into sales in the automotive industry. He’s always loved cars and it felt natural for him to work with people and cars! In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, reading books, watching movies, playing chess, and reading more books. Someday, Burak would like to visit Ireland to experience its culture as 95% of the population there drinks and smokes, so it has to be a good time.

  • Rebekah Beeber

    Rebekah Beeber

    Barista

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    Rebekah Beeber

    Rebekah Beeber

    Barista

    Hire Date 5/11/2020 – Rebekah, who also goes by Bekah, is an original Austinite. She has friends who work for Austin Subaru that are very into cars, and she was eager to learn more about them and get into the industry. When she’s not working, Bekah likes to go hiking, do some gardening, experimenting with cooking and baking, making trips to visit ghost towns, and even finds time for building and playing guitars! In Austin, Bekah loves that the music scene is so well developed, that she has access to great venues like Control Room and Barracuda, and is extremely joyed that the musicians are both encouraged and taken care of–plus she’ll tell you that the Pad Thai from Thai Lada on Parmer is to die for around here. Bekah’s favorite vacation to date was a weeklong roadtrip with stops in Marfa, TX, Cloudcroft and Santa Fe in New Meixco, Moab, UT, and Fort Collins, CO. Along the way, she was able to visit many cute towns, check out ghost towns, get lost multiple times, and do some really great hiking. Enveloping this love of travel, her personal heroes live a lifestyle that she finds to be super awesome: the Vanwives. They live in a converted van with their dogs and travel for a living–what’s not to love? If she could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Angela Davis to get to pick her brain and enjoy meaningful conversation. FUN FACT: Bekah has a lynx point Siamese cat named Murrie.

  • Ryan Belz

    Ryan Belz

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2015

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    Ryan Belz

    Ryan Belz

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2015

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

  • James Bennett

    James Bennett

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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    James Bennett

    James Bennett

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 10/24/2016 – Born and raised in Austin, TX, James has a desire to stay in this city. He spends most of the week working, but likes to get out and enjoy live music whenever possible. He frequents the Continental Club, and loves to listen to all kinds of music from rock to Texas blues! James graduated from Anderson High School and then went on to study at accounting at ACC, and now feels very happy getting to do what he is doing for Mercedes-Benz of Austin. During sport seasons, especially for football and basketball, James roots for the Longhorns! Someday, he would like to travel to places like Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia, where he used to visit often.

  • Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020

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    Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020

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

  • Bob Bookwalter

    Bob Bookwalter

    Inventory Manager
    Top Gun 2020

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    Bob Bookwalter

    Bob Bookwalter

    Inventory Manager
    Top Gun 2020

    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.

  • Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Internal Auditor

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    Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Internal Auditor

    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.

  • Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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    Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown

    Service Accounting Representative

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    Courtney Brown

    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!

  • Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

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    Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

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

  • Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Team Leader

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    Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Team Leader

    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

    Barista

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    Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Barista

    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.

  • Miguel Carmona-Tamayo

    Miguel Carmona-Tamayo

    Sales Assistant

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    Miguel Carmona-Tamayo

    Miguel Carmona-Tamayo

    Sales Assistant

    Hire Date 3/10/2020 – Miguel, or as his friends call him–Migue, was born in Cuba and came to Austin in 2016 by way of Florida. In Austin, Migue loves that the people are nice and that the food is great! For a guy with car in his name, it couldn’t be more fitting for Migue to be a total gear-head. His grandpa taught him how to work on cars and Migue has applied that knowledge in modding out his own cars. Migue loves attending all kinds of car events and car shows, but his true car passion lies with drifting! He can’t get enough of drifting in his special drift car and enjoys watching Formula Drift, too. Migue’s dream is to become a professional tuner and an EMT–so he can help people with cars and also help them with their health, too!

  • Andrew Carter

    Andrew Carter

    Finance Assistant

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    Andrew Carter

    Andrew Carter

    Finance Assistant

    Hire Date 11/20/2020 – Andrew is from San Antonio. He was looking for a job opportunity with growth and found himself at the right place–Austin Subaru! When he’s not working, Andrew enjoys reading, working out, fly fishing, hiking, being outdoors, listening to Muse, rooting for the San Antonio Spurs, finding a wide variety of music all around Austin, and hanging out with his three golden retrievers, Abby, Biscuit, and Duncan (named after Tim Duncan). The best vacation Andrew ever went on was a fly fishing trip in the middle fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Andrew avoids the first world problem of orange dusted fingertips by consuming cheetos with a spoon. In line with cheesy foods, cheese enchiladas are his favorite dish. If he could meet anyone over dinner, he’d choose Brazilian basketball player-turned-coach, Tiago Splitter. His brother is his hero for the way he handles life and if he could travel anywhere, he’d choose the Philippines thanks to their beautiful beaches.

  • Steve Carter

    Steve Carter

    Product Specialist

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    Steve Carter

    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!!”

  • Michael Casey

    Michael Casey

    ASE Certified Express Technician

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    Michael Casey

    Michael Casey

    ASE Certified Express Technician

    Hire Date 12/21/2017 – Michael moved to Austin from San Jose. His hobbies are motorcycles and project cars. He also enjoys going on walks with his dog Samson.

  • Mark Castillo

    Mark Castillo

    Guest Services - Rental Car Coordinator
    Top Gun 2013

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    Mark Castillo

    Mark Castillo

    Guest Services - Rental Car Coordinator
    Top Gun 2013

    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!

  • Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

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

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    Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

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

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

  • Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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    Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 4/12/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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.”
  • 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 9 year old 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.”

  • Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

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    Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 11/27/1996 – Wylane was born in Casa Grande, Arizona. She grew up with a loving family, which is one reason she is such a loving and wonderful person; she misses her family tremendously. She has been married for 44 years to the same delightful man, Ricky. Together they produced two fine daughters who have grown into beautiful loving mothers. Her whole family has a “God and faith-based life.”Wylane’s perfect weekend would be to be a “Biker Babe” and ride to the Grand Canyon. She is in awe of the views and feels totally humbled by the grandness of the canyon. Wylane moved to Austin in 1997, applied to the Continental Automotive Group, and was immediately hired. It has been a perfect fit; she loves life here, and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our family. When she retires, she wants a Welsh Corgi and wants to do nothing but needlework and cook for her family.

  • Ryan Clary

    Ryan Clary

    Express Technician

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    Ryan Clary

    Ryan Clary

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 10/3/2016 – Ryan is a native Austinite. Music is his hobby, and in fact, he plays the guitar. He also enjoys spending time with his nieces.

  • Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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    Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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

  • Mark Cobern

    Mark Cobern

    CAG Health, Safety, and Maintenance Director

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    Mark Cobern

    Mark Cobern

    CAG Health, Safety, and Maintenance Director

    Hire Date 11/27/2006 – Mark owned his own general contracting business and worked for Mr. Hardeman and the Continental Automotive Group for many years before becoming a full time employee in November 2006. Mark says that during his time as a contractor he noticed what a wonderful company this was, and he wanted to become a part of the team. Mark has been the CAG Health and Safety Manager for over four years now.Mark plays the keyboard and organ for a Christian rock band at his church, The Journey. Mark has been into music since he was a teenager and also plays the bass guitar, guitar, and drums. Mark’s musical talents have led him play in several bands throughout the years: from rock and roll to country and now Christian rock! Besides his music, Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, watching movies, and spending time with his family.

  • Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable

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    Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable

    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!

  • Lucas Cortines

    Lucas Cortines

    Sales Team Leader

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    Lucas Cortines

    Lucas Cortines

    Sales Team Leader

    Hire Date 2/12/2018 – Lucas is a father of two little girls. He has three dogs–a Lab, a Catahoula, and a Yorkie–and six chickens. He enjoys being outdoors, and especially enjoys spending his time hiking, fishing, and camping.

  • Adam Crabb

    Adam Crabb

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019

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    Adam Crabb

    Adam Crabb

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 4/10/2017 – Adam is originally from Oregon. He’s into comics and video games. He enjoys the DC universe, and Superman is his favorite comic character. His all-time favorite video game is Destiny. Football is another one of his pastimes, and his favorite team is the New England Patriots.

  • Randy Crist

    Randy Crist

    Assistant Parts Manager

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    Randy Crist

    Randy Crist

    Assistant 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.

  • William  Cruz

    William Cruz

    Express Technician

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    William  Cruz

    William Cruz

    Express Technician

    Hire Date coming soon – Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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.

  • Francessca Daniel

    Francessca Daniel

    Product Specialist Assistant

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    Francessca Daniel

    Francessca Daniel

    Product Specialist Assistant

    Hire Date 11/12/2019 – Francessca is from Houston and she currently commutes to Austin from the Killeen area. In Austin, Francessca and her husband like to go on outdoor adventures, share some laughs at comedy shows, and scope out local breweries. They have a pitbull mix who’s named Kiowa after an old military airplane. In 2020, Francessca began enjoying a new hobby: archery! She has made it a goal to wake up every day and practice for 20 minutes per day. Francessca and her husband eloped and they are looking forward to the near future when they can take a honeymoon trip to the beautiful beaches of Santorini, Greece. FUN FACT: Her sister Lily also works for CAG!

  • Zach Danvers

    Zach Danvers

    Technician

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    Zach Danvers

    Zach Danvers

    Technician

    Hire Date 10/22/2019 – Zach is from upstate New York and he’s looking forward to the weather change and to figuring things out here in Austin. He’s been a technician since 2014 and he got into the field thanks to a referral of a friend. In his free time, Zach likes training and weight lifting at the gym and going hiking with Jackson, his beagle and sheperd mix. At the top of his bucket list, you’ll find that Zach would love to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger–the person he looks up to the most, visit Ireland–the land where his ancestors are from, and skydive where ever he may!

  • Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Event Coordinator

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    Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Event Coordinator

    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 three Huskies: Kimber, Cabela, and Ayva.

  • Matthew Day

    Matthew Day

    Technician

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    Matthew Day

    Matthew Day

    Technician

    Hire Date 4/1/2020 – Matthew is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He’s a third generation “car guy” who enjoys carrying on the family legacy, and has been a technician since 2013. When he’s not working, Matthew likes to go shooting and hunting, diving, driving, and hanging out with the boys. He’s a big fan of the Red Bull cliff diving team and someday, he’d like to visit New Zealand for the stunning nature and great swimming spots. In Austin, he loves getting out to cool off and dive from the diving board at the crystal clear waters at Barton Springs. When it comes down to music, Matthew’s favorite is Frederic Chopin–with Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op 23., being at the very top of his list. FUN FACT: Jordan B. Peterson is his hero. Matthew has learned a number of fundamental things about himself from JBP’s lectures and speeches, and overall, he’s a better person from them.

  • Josh DeFord

    Josh DeFord

    Graphic Designer

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    Josh DeFord

    Graphic Designer

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  • Miguel DeLaGarza

    Miguel DeLaGarza

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

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    Miguel DeLaGarza

    Miguel DeLaGarza

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

    Guest Services - Appointment Coordinator

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    Yoli DeLaGarza

    Guest Services - Appointment Coordinator

    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.”

  • Bianca Delmar

    Bianca Delmar

    Social Media & Reputation Specialist

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    Bianca Delmar

    Social Media & Reputation Specialist

    Hire Date 10/26/2020 – Bianca has lived in the Austin area since 2015, considers ATX to be her dream city, and even has a tattoo of the skyline! She has been in the car community since she was about 15 years old, loves everything fast, and has started successful, local Austin car meets and groups since moving here. Growing her following as a professional automotive photographer and local Austin blogger, she has honed in on the craft of digital marketing but is always learning every single day! If she’s not on a computer, behind a lens, or trying the new, hot spots in Austin, she’s most likely powerlifting in her garage gym.

  • Chrystian Diaz

    Chrystian Diaz

    Recon Assistant
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2015

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    Chrystian Diaz

    Chrystian Diaz

    Recon Assistant
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 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.

  • Alison Dollar

    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

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    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

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

  • Walker Dow

    Walker Dow

    IT Director
    Top Gun 2015

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    Walker Dow

    IT Director
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 3/25/2013 – Walker, often referred to as the Golden Child, was born in Austin, but grew up in a town called Boerne, just outside of San Antonio. He recently moved back to Austin to be close to his cousin and best friend KevKev. This worked out pretty well for him, as it was his cousin that recommended him for the position due to their mutual love of things with engines. Walker was recently adopted by a needy little kitten that keeps him on his toes. If he could, he’d love to make a trip back to Japan to visit friends. It might be a little easier for him to take a trip to Canada though, as he is legally a United States and Canadian citizen.

  • Chris Dugas

    Chris Dugas

    Finance Director

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    Chris Dugas

    Finance Director

    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.”

  • Frank Duran Jr.

    Frank Duran Jr.

    Lane Manager

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    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.

  • Diana Eusebio

    Diana Eusebio

    Product Specialist

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    Diana Eusebio

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • 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

    Production Assistant

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    Aline Ferreira

    Production Assistant

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

  • Ryan Fitzgerald

    Ryan Fitzgerald

    ASE Certified Express Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Ryan Fitzgerald

    ASE Certified Express Technician
    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).

  • Eric Flores

    Eric Flores

    ASE Master Certified Technician & Subaru Master Certified Technician

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    Eric Flores

    ASE Master Certified Technician & Subaru Master Certified Technician

    Hire Date 4/20/2016 – Eric likes drag racing, shooting pool, and building and working on cars. He enjoys working on Subarus. He reached his goal of becoming  a Subaru Master Certified Technician in 2018.

  • Brice Franklin

    Brice Franklin

    Technician

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    Brice Franklin

    Technician

    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

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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

  • Jaime French

    Jaime French

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2015

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    Jaime French

    Jaime French

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 10/28/2014 – Jaime was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She moved to Austin in September 2013 and experienced the warmest winter of her life. In her free time, Jaime enjoys playing soccer, hiking, watching movies, and doing almost anything active outside.

  • Diego Garcia

    Diego Garcia

    Service Video Specialist
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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    Diego Garcia

    Diego Garcia

    Service Video Specialist
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 10/8/2019 – A local Austinite, Diego loves the fact that everyone here is so friendly and there’s a wild array of things to do. Diego has three cats, Tuxedo, Tortie, and Cow, could watch Blade Runner all day every day, and wishes he could learn so much more about music from Mozart. He enjoys spending his free time working on cars, computer programming, playing video games, listening to music, and watching and making movies! Diego’s dad is a Director and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Diego loves being behind the camera to make commercials and short films, with the hope of someday creating an entire feature film! Also in the future, Diego would like to start an endurance racing team, and he’s currently working on a car to make that dream a reality! FUN FACT: When asked if he was a sports fan, Diego replied “Regrettably, I am a Cubs fan.”

  • Irving  Garza

    Irving Garza

    Express Technician

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    Irving Garza

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 2/26/2020 – Irving was born in Moncolva Coahuila, Mexico and raised here in Austin. He loves that Austin is a good size for a city, not too big! He also really liked the HOPE Outdoor Gallery (aka Castle Hill Graffiti Park) and is sad to see it move over by the airport. When he’s not working, Irving likes to go out with his friends and play video games like Halo, Dark Souls, and the COD games on his Xbox. Irving also likes to draw from time to time and has a semi-realistic style mixed with a tattoo style, with a preference toward drawing skulls and roses. Someday, Irving would like to jump out of a plane and conquer his fear of heights, and he would also like to visit Japan to experience their nightlife, car scene, anime, and culture.

  • Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 8/17/2020 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Halie Goble

    Halie Goble

    Service Advisor

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    Halie Goble

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 1/6/2021 – Halie is from central California, though really, she feels that she’s from all of the places the Army took her family when she was a kid. She’s been in the automotive world since 2013, but it’s been a family theme since she was about 9 years old. Through moving so much, cars are a comfort to Halie, and her family is a big Subaru family–they could be the human version of the Barkleys! When she’s not working, Halie likes to read fiction books or fact-based research, go hiking and kayaking, listen to music from AJR, and find great places for New York/New Jersey style pizza. She can’t wait for the day she can get outdoors and do some hiking and kayaking in Colorado. In Austin, Halie loves the culture and that Austin has its own vibe, and a gorgeous community that always seems to blend together, while still maintaining a wide array of opinions. If she could have dinner with anyone, she’d have chosen Dr. Seuss as he taught her more about herself and others through reading than anyone or anything else. To listen to ideas and theories running through his mind would be a perfect setting moment in time! At home, Halie has a chihuahua/Pomeranian/shih tzu mix named Jinx, who has as much attitude as the breed and name suggests.

  • Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

    Executive Assistant
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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    Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

    Executive Assistant
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 7/6/2015 – Chelsea is a breakfast loving lady from Childress, Texas. Seriously, anything breakfast related, and you’re good in her book! Chelsea has been in the automotive industry since 2015 and got her footings right here with 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 Austin Subaru and 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!

  • Emily Gonzales

    Emily Gonzales

    Title Clerk

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    Emily Gonzales

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 8/5/2019 – Emily is from Childress, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys going hiking and refurbishing furniture. She’s also down to get a bite to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings, any day–and highly recommends the dry rub hot wings. Emily’s hero is her strong-hearted and free-spirited, Papaw Thomas. If she could, she would love to have another meal with him, as well as her late boyfriend, Shane Warren. Emily would love to visit Israel for the copious amounts of history and the cultures that originated there. In Austin, she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, Gypsy and Cowboy, watching her favorite movie Pretty Woman, and listening to classic rock like “Take it Easy” by the Eagles.

  • Ariel Gonzalez

    Ariel Gonzalez

    Express Technician

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    Ariel Gonzalez

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 5/24/2019 – Ariel is from Mexico City, Mexico and is finishing up school at Austin Community College to get his associates degree of applied science in automotive technology. He also has an interest in filmmaking and got his start into the automotive world thanks to car philosophy and literature videos. In his free time, Ariel likes to read manga, watch anime, cook, do maintenance on his friends’ cars, hang out with his girlfriend, play PC video games, spend time with his pitbull/boxer mix Nala, and eat new foods! In fact, his favorite thing about Austin is the fact that there are so many amazing places to grab a bite to eat. Ariel’s also extremely proud of his hardworking parents who provided everything in life for him, and he’s excited that it’s his turn to repay that debt of hard work and kindness. In the future, Ariel plans on visiting Japan to experience Japanese culture, both the traditional and the popular.

  • Axel Gonzalez

    Axel Gonzalez

    Express Technician

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    Axel Gonzalez

    Express Technician

    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.

  • Cody Gonzalez

    Cody Gonzalez

    IT Support

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    Cody Gonzalez

    IT Support

    Hire Date 6/4/2018 – Cody is originally from Alice, TX, and moved to Austin in 2009. He has 2 cats, Dexter and Swirl. He enjoys playing racing simulator games, and he plays the synthesizer. Before working at Continental Automotive Group, he was a driving instructor for N.A.S.A. Racing.

  • Homar Gonzalez

    Homar Gonzalez

    Express Technician

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    Homar Gonzalez

    Express Technician

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  • Jay Gonzalez, Jr.

    Jay Gonzalez, Jr.

    Valet

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    Jay Gonzalez, Jr.

    Valet

    Hire Date 9/1/2020 – Jay is from Lake Dallas, TX. He’s new to the automotive industry and while it wasn’t necessarily the cars that drew him in, it was the Subaru brand itself. A great company that really cares about their employees is what drove him to apply to Austin Subaru. Whenever he’s not working, Jay enjoys going on hikes in and around Austin, playing video games like Overwatch on his PS4, and enjoying tennis and baseball with friends. Jay also likes to travel and one of his favorite spots so far is Taiwan. He went for a mission trip and will tell you that they have the best food ever! He was also able to play kickball on the side of an active volcano so that totally puts it at the top of his most awesome experience list. One day, Jay would like to go to the UK so he can see the show Countdown, live! FUN FACT: Jay’s hero is Vegeta because he’s constantly pushing his limits.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    Jose Gonzalez

    Express Technician

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    Jose Gonzalez

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 12/28/2020 – Jose is an Austinite, born and raised! Around Austin, you can catch Jose ordering the Slice of the Day from Little Deli or moshing the pit at Mohawk on Red River for all the music that’s fast and heavy. Jose likes to spend his time working on cars, watching bad 80s movies, practicing Muay Thai kickboxing, and celebrating his GOATed hero: Bruce Lee. Per Jose, “He’s the flippin’ man, that’s why.” If he could travel anywhere, he’d choose Middle Earth–aka New Zealand. FUN FACT: Jose can make a mean batch of chili and an even meaner thing of cornbread.

  • Rosa Gonzalez

    Rosa Gonzalez

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor

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    Rosa Gonzalez

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor

    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.

  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    HR Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    HR Manager

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

  • 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.”

  • Britney Grady

    Britney Grady

    Barista

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    Britney Grady

    Barista

    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!)

  • Augusto Guajardo

    Augusto Guajardo

    Valet

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    Augusto Guajardo

    Valet

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  • Hunter Guinn

    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Hunter Guinn

    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Kacnyca Guist

    Kacnyca Guist

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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    Kacnyca Guist

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Phillip Guzman

    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

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    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

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

  • Jay Hall

    Jay Hall

    Product Specialist

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    Jay Hall

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 8/15/20217 – Jay is a happy and fun guy who was born and raised in Austin. He often keeps himself busy entertaining his seven grandkids. He’s an avid camper and enjoys outdoor sports. The endless supply of live music is his favorite part about living in Austin.

    “A great customer experience begins from the initial greeting. I actively listen to my client’s requests and offer them choices to help achieve their goals.  The process should feel informative and stress-free. A great customer experience leaves one with the feeling that he/she would look forward to visiting me again!”

  • 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.

  • Luke Hanley

    Luke Hanley

    Product Specialist

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    Luke Hanley

    Luke Hanley

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 5/21/2018 – Luke was born in San Jose, California, but has lived in many different places before ending up in Austin. He loves reading, hunting, camping, cooking, baking, and cruising around in his ’68 hot rod! Currently, Luke’s goals are to travel through East Asia and he strives to learn something new every day. He has a loving family with two older brothers and is an uncle to two exceptional nieces, Megan and Maire. Outside of work, Luke likes to drink craft beer and attend live music events (particularly jazz and blues).

  • Genny Hardeman

    Genny Hardeman

    Dealer

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    Genny Hardeman

    Dealer

    Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Genny was born and raised in Austin, and after earning her degree in Finance and Spanish at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, she returned to Austin to work in investment banking. After two years, she decided to join the family business and has split her time between several of our dealerships. Genny enjoys spending time with her teddy bear of a husband, little James, sweet baby Margot, and their three dogs. You might recognize her, she’s the girl jogging around the neighborhood, pushing a stroller with one hand and holding two dogs with the other. Her favorite things in life are James and Margot, who come to the dealership with her almost every day and love to smile at everyone that stops by their office to say hi.

  • James Hardeman-Hill

    James Hardeman-Hill

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    James Hardeman-Hill

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

  • Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister - Visionary

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    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister - Visionary

    Hire Date 2/17/1984  – Left. Joy, a sought-after companion, enjoys a good crossword puzzle and late evening walks on the Lions Municipal Golf Course with her two puppies, Ellie and Charlie. As one half of the team that joined the Continental Automotive Group on February 17, 1984, Joy has 25 years of automotive industry know-how. Those who miss Joy in work mode can check Facebook for the photographic chronicle “A Day in the Office- Kicking Butt and Taking Names.” Joy is currently in Washington DC driving a Subaru Outback.

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

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    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Hire Date 7/8/2016 – Hire Date 7/8/2016 – Lily Geneva Hardeman was born on July 8, 2016, and is named after her great grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James and Margot Hill, and her dog Nash.  She likes to sing and dance, swim, go to gymnastics and ballet classes, and play along when “dada” (Will) plays the guitar or piano. Lily offices alongside Will at one of Austin Subaru’s sister-stores, First Texas Honda, and enjoys offering customers “Lily’s French Toast Latte” at the Continental Cafe, saying hello to everyone, and playing in the Lily Pad playroom.

  • Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Margot Hardeman-Hill

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    Margot Hardeman-Hill

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

  • William B. Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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    William B. Hardeman

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor

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    D'Undrae Harris

    D'Undrae Harris

    Guest Services - Express Service Advisor

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

  • Sean Harris

    Sean Harris

    Photographer

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    Sean Harris

    Photographer

    Hire Date 9/21/2016 – Sean is an interesting character. He loves all things about the art of cinematography, photography, and digital media. Cinema rules his world! He can talk movies for days.  Sean is a big car enthusiast and some of his favorites are the Subaru STI and the BMW M3. In his free time, Sean enjoys the outdoors. Whether that be playing basketball, soccer, or BMX’ing! He also enjoys filming BMX and skate videos with his friends. Sean’s music library ranges from Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd to Wu-Tang and everything in between. Sean moved to Austin from Orlando, FL in 2013. He worked at Disney World and Universal Studios while he lived in Florida, and considered it a great experience of meeting new people from all different parts of the world, while they’re having the time of their life! One of the most valuable experiences of his life was the time he spent working as a volunteer firefighter and EMT before moving to Austin. He vacationed with his friends in Breckenridge, CO for a trip filled with snowboarding and fun, and someday, Sean would love to go backpacking through South America!

  • Gunnar Hast

    Gunnar Hast

    Express Technician
    Top gun 2020

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    Gunnar Hast

    Gunnar Hast

    Express Technician
    Top gun 2020

    Hire Date 8/29/2018 – Gunnar is originally from Chicago, and moved to Austin via Iowa. He enjoys working on cars, playing basketball, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. He has a schnauzer mix named Roxy.

  • Ethan Haycock

    Ethan Haycock

    Product Specialist

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    Ethan Haycock

    Ethan Haycock

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 7/2/2019 – Ethan is from Salt Lake City, Utah and has always been interested in the automotive world. When he’s not working, Ethan likes to hang out with his friends and family, listen to music and go to concerts, play and watch sports, and anything to do with being on or near a lake! He could eat street tacos every day, loves to jam out to Blink-182, and would invite Post Malone to dinner if he could share a meal with anyone in the world. Just imagine the conversations! So far in Austin, the quality people and food are his two favorite things about the city. Ethan is also fond of California in that, he’s a Los Angeles Lakers fan, and his favorite vacation to date has been to San Francisco. One day, Ethan would like to go to Fiji, to try authentic Fiji water!

  • William Heller

    William Heller

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2018

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    William Heller

    William Heller

    Guest Services - Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 3/15/2016 – William was born and raised in New York. The weather is what brought him to Austin, and so far, he really likes the food and the friendly people. He has been with Subaru since 2008, so he is happy to have found a place here on our team. He enjoys what he does, so in his time off, you can find him working on cars.

  • Michael Hernandez

    Michael Hernandez

    Sales Porter

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    Michael Hernandez

    Sales Porter

    Hire Date 3/31/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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.

  • Kegan Hickson

    Kegan Hickson

    Level 4 - Senior Systems Administrator
    Top Gun 2016

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    Kegan Hickson

    Kegan Hickson

    Level 4 - Senior Systems Administrator
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/27/2015 – The name Kegan is of Celtic origin, meaning small and fiery. Props to Mom on that one; she nailed it. Kegan spent his childhood destroying other children in Taekwondo, rebelling against his parents in an angsty teenage skater phase, and somehow simultaneously was an avid member of the stereotypical ‘nerd’ groups, such as Robotic Design, NHS, and Band Leadership. Originally from small town, Texas, he ventured to Austin in 2014 and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. Over the years, he has taught himself the trumpet and guitar. “There is something to be heard in the spaces between spaces…” he said when asked about his love for music. “It’s the reason that music can seem reminiscent in nature to someone, even if they’ve never heard it before.”

  • Josey Hill

    Josey Hill

    Guest Services - Service Coordinator

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    Josey Hill

    Guest Services - Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 10/3/2020 – Josey moved to Austin from Chicago and she never saw herself joining the automotive world, but here she is! Jade Bird, an English singer/songwriter and musician, is one of her all time favorite artists. Josey will admit that her dog Amber, a shiba-husky mix, is half of her personality – she loves stuffed animals, even though it takes her approximately 30 minute to tear them apart! FUN FACT: For her undergraduate thesis, Josey wrote a novella set in the Vietnam War. Someday, Josey would love to travel to the country, specifically Da Nang, the first landing site of the US Marines.

  • Scott Hills

    Scott Hills

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

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    Scott Hills

    Parts Specialist
    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.

  • Gabriel Huertas Muniz

    Gabriel Huertas Muniz

    Valet

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    Gabriel Huertas Muniz

    Valet

    Hire Date 11/1/2019 – Gabe was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Austin in 2015. Back in PR, he misses the beaches and his family & friends–however, he goes back to visit about twice per year. In Austin, Gabe is proud of the fact that he is able to work in this industry and feels proud to be a part of the automotive world at such a young age (something that is unheard of back in PR). Gabe loves cars! One of his favorite things to do is a drive around Lake Travis. Literally, he and three friends will pile into a car and spend about two hours talking, laughing, and singing while taking in the sights around the lake. If you want to give that trip a try, Gabe’s suggestion is that make sure that you be at Lago Vista at sunset to reap the full benefits of the journey. In his future, Gabe plans to own his own business and enjoy working and living his life as if it were a movie. Gabe also has two dogs: Clifford the Shih Tzu and Apollo the husky. Both dogs were once brought along on a trip to Colorado while it was snowy, and from the front porch, Clifford in his old age watched Apollo frolicking in the snow.

  • Cynthia Hughes

    Cynthia Hughes

    Warranty Admin

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    Cynthia Hughes

    Warranty Admin

    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

    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.”

  • Greyson Hummel

    Greyson Hummel

    Photographer

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    Greyson Hummel

    Photographer

    Hire Date 3/26/2015 – Greyson is into music and plays several instruments including the piano, trumpet, and guitar. An avid animal lover, he has both cats and dogs. He likes comics, adventure movies, and adventure.

  • Jonny Jahani

    Jonny Jahani

    Product Specialist

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    Jonny Jahani

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 8/1/2019 – Jonny is from Dallas, Texas. In Austin, his favorite thing about the city is how awesome the people are. His favorite place to grab a bite to eat here is Wink. If he could sit down to have dinner with anyone, he’d wish to have a meal with Niccolo Machiavelli. When he’s not working, Jonny enjoys writing music, training athletically, listening to Daft Punk, and spending time with his standard poodle. Jonny also finds the time to play his original Super Nintendo and will tell you that Megaman is his favorite hero because he saved the world from the invading robots! Jonny’s favorite vacation was to London, England, but any time he gets to go anywhere with a beach is a close second.

  • Ray Jalandoni

    Ray Jalandoni

    Sales Team Leader
    Top Gun 2016

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    Ray Jalandoni

    Sales Team Leader
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 2/2/2016 – Ray has been happily married since 2013 and had his first baby December 17, 2015. On his day off, he likes to spend his time with his daughter and cuddle with her. He’s lived in Austin since 2012 and considers it his hometown. “A great customer experience is when a customer feels assured that their needs and expectations were met in an efficient and respectful manner. It is creating a lasting good impression of the business that sets it apart from the rest.”

  • Vitali Jaldybayeu

    Vitali Jaldybayeu

    Technician

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    Vitali Jaldybayeu

    Technician

    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!

  • Brian Johnson

    Brian Johnson

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020

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    Brian Johnson

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020

    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 it’s cars, but also it’s 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.

  • Deyanira Juarez

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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

  • Fouad Kassem

    Fouad Kassem

    Product Specialist

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    Fouad Kassem

    Product Specialist

    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.”

  • Jake Kavanaugh

    Jake Kavanaugh

    Financial Completion Specialist

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    Jake Kavanaugh

    Financial Completion Specialist

    Hire Date 10/23/2017 – Jake moved to Austin from Seattle, and enjoys the friendliness, the music, the water, and the vast amounts of things to do here. He has a rescue dog named Seager who he likes to take out to the lake. Jake enjoys sports, especially baseball, and has an affinity for classic cars. He has a vast record collection, mostly consisting of old country and classic rock.

    “I know I’ve given my customer a great experience when they feel compelled to tell someone about their experience. Myself, my boss, their friends and family, etc.”

  • Kumary Keil

    Kumary Keil

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

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    Kumary Keil

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

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

  • Tommy Kim

    Tommy Kim

    Photographer

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    Tommy Kim

    Photographer

    Hire Date 11/1/2018 – Tommy was born in Korea and raised in Dallas. He made his way to Austin to attend school at UT, where he made some really great friendships! Altogether, he and his friends have gone on a road trip, and they are all excited to go out on more road trips together. Though, it’ll have to be shorter weekend road trips due to everyone’s class schedules! Tommy enjoys shooting fashion photography every weekend for a social media influencer who specializes in promoting plus size clothing. Each weekend they come up with images for the following week! Tommy has no fear of heights and cannot wait to go skydiving. He’s hoping to get to fulfill his skydive dreams in Colorado, where he can free-fall somewhere truly beautiful. Tommy is also a big fan of live music and attending shows. He listens to a lot of Ariana Grande, and attends a show from each tour she does whenever she plays in Texas!

  • Joey LaFave

    Joey LaFave

    Sales Consultant

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    Joey LaFave

    Sales Consultant

    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!

  • Clayton Lajaunie

    Clayton Lajaunie

    Product Specialist

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    Clayton Lajaunie

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 9/21/2020 – Clayton is from Carencro, Louisiana. He’s new to the automotive world and is happy to be starting his automotive career with Austin Subaru. Clayton enjoys cooking on his Traeger grill and watching his kids play. His wife cooks some mean enchiladas and hands down, that’s one of his absolute favorite meals! Clayton’s favorite music to listen to ranges from Marc Broussard and Luke Combs to Cardi B, and his favorite movie is Man on Fire, where Clayton says “it doesn’t get any better than Denzel.” Clayton roots for the Astros and the Buccaneers and plays a few video games including Madden and Apex on his PS4. Clayton and his family had a blast on a vacation to San Diego where they hit up the beach and Legoland. Overall, Clayton’s biggest motivations in his life are his wife and two sons. He’s also thankful to his father for showing him how to be a man and how to show love for your wife. FUN FACT: Their family is made complete by a loveable pug named Hank.

  • Tobin Lavalley

    Tobin Lavalley

    Client Retention Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

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    Tobin Lavalley

    Client Retention Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 1/28/2019 – Tobin is a proud Houstonian, hailing from Space City itself. In May 2018, he graduated from Texas State with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Along those lines, his biggest dream is to make documentaries, potentially about criminal justice reform, as he’s a pretty “newsy guy.” In his free time, Tobin enjoys playing Texas Hold’em via leagues, cash games, and tournaments. He also has an adorable pet sugar glider named Sarge, that he’ll hopefully bring to work some time, as many co-workers are fond of its cuteness! When he’s older, Tobin plans to get a one-way ticket to Hawaii where he imagines that he’ll be 70 and learn to surf.

  • Michael Lax

    Michael Lax

    Product Specialist

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    Michael Lax

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 4/14/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Forrest Laxton

    Forrest Laxton

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

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    Forrest Laxton

    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.

  • Lauren Laxton

    Lauren Laxton

    Accounting Clerk

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    Lauren Laxton

    Accounting Clerk

    Hire Date 6/28/2017 – Lauren comes from a big Subaru family. Every member of her family owns one! Lauren likes to spend her free time watching and critiquing scary movies, and also baking. She enjoys the outdoors with friends. She has a French bulldog named Raedyn.

    “Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel…this is why I greet every guest with a generous smile and friendly ‘hello’.”

  • Lee Laxton

    Lee Laxton

    Parts Manager

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    Lee Laxton

    Parts Manager

    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.

  • Jodi Ledford

    Jodi Ledford

    Title Clerk

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    Jodi Ledford

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 3/8/2012 – Jodi is a proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren! She and her husband are very involved with their church, and like to help raise money for charities. She’s most proud of the work she did recently to raise money for the flood victims in Texas. Making jewelry is her hobby. She loves Subaru and owns her own Legacy. Like her sassy coworker, Chelsea, she also loves to harass their favorite coworker, Melissa Holman.

  • Carmen Lee

    Carmen Lee

    Receptionist

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    Carmen Lee

    Receptionist

    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!

  • Joshua Linton

    Joshua Linton

    ASE & Subaru Certified Technician

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    Joshua Linton

    Joshua Linton

    ASE & Subaru Certified Technician

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  • Nathan Lowther

    Nathan Lowther

    Product Specialist

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    Nathan Lowther

    Nathan Lowther

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 3/11/2020 – Nathan is from the small Texas town of Abilene, and he’s 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 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 super powers. Nathan could listen to anything by King George Strait all day long, and when it comes to tv and movies, he really just 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 mixed are the biggest hits with him.

  • Gigi Lozano

    Gigi Lozano

    HR Specialist

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    Gigi Lozano

    Gigi Lozano

    HR Specialist

    Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Gigi is an Austinite. She loves how accepting and supportive the community is, especially the way everyone comes together in difficult times. Now at CAG, she is excited for the plethora of opportunities for growth & self-development while also thrilled to be working alongside such a fantastic team. When she’s not working, Gigi likes to exercise, go to dance classes, find great Chinese food places, play some video games like Mario Kart and Just Dance, and explore coffee shops around town with her fiancé. He motivates her by the way he always strives to improve himself and those around him, and the way he inspires her to believe in herself and work diligently toward accomplishing her goals. Together they are planning on getting married in Cancun and hope to visit France and Italy someday. At home, they have two dogs: a great Pyrenees mix named Xena and a cavalier King Charles named Harley. FUN FACT: Gigi teaches Spanish in a class offered to all of our CAG Employees. (Class is at 10 AM on Wednesdays and for anyone interested, you can email Gigi through your work email!)

  • Jorge Luna

    Jorge Luna

    Express 2 Technician

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    Jorge Luna

    Jorge Luna

    Express 2 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.

  • Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018

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    Clayton Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018

    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

    Guest Services - Rental Car Coordinator

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    Hector Maldonado

    Hector Maldonado

    Guest Services - Rental Car Coordinator

    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.

  • Kevin Mandujano

    Kevin Mandujano

    Valet

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    Kevin Mandujano

    Kevin Mandujano

    Valet

    Hire Date 11/29/2018 – Kevin was born in Jacksonville, FL, raised in Mexico, and then moved to Austin in the summer of 1997. In his free time, he enjoys riding his naked sports bike and has been riding off and on since he was 17 years old. Kevin would love the chance to take a road trip to the Grand Canyon on his motorcycle, and he hopes to take his family out on an RV camping trip to Yellowstone National Park.

  • Sarah Marine

    Sarah Marine

    Executive Assistant

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    Sarah Marine

    Sarah Marine

    Executive Assistant

    Hire Date 10/12/2020 – Born in Hawaii and raised in Austin, Sarah somehow roots for the New Orleans Saints – WHO DAT! Around town, she enjoys going for walks at Town Lake, swimming at Barton Springs, riding around in her Subaru with the moonroof open, playing pool, and of course – catching great live music. (Willie Nelson at Luck Reunion tops her list for favorite artist and venue!) Sarah’s a huge fan of the good people, good food, and good vibes in Austin, overall. If you’re looking for a great restaurant to try out, she would recommend Licha’s on East 6th. Before joining the team at CAG, Sarah worked in event production within the live music community, and switching gears and working in the automotive industry now has been exciting! FUN FACT: Sarah spent three months backpacking solo in Europe!

  • Misty Martin

    Misty Martin

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020

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    Misty Martin

    Misty Martin

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 8/6/2018 – Misty recently moved to Austin from east Texas. She has two english bulldogs, Lily and Chevy. Misty enjoys horseback riding, crafting, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and playing pool.

  • Edwin Martinez

    Edwin Martinez

    Product Specialist

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    Edwin Martinez

    Edwin Martinez

    Product Specialist

    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 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.”
  • John Martinez

    John Martinez

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2018

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    John Martinez

    John Martinez

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 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)

  • Joseph Martinez

    Joseph Martinez

    Guest Services - Service Advisor

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    Joseph Martinez

    Joseph Martinez

    Guest Services - Service Advisor

    Hire Date 11/27/17 – Joseph was born and raised in Austin. He has two kids who he enjoys spending most of his time with. In his spare time, he likes working on cars and watching F1 racing. He doesn’t have a dog yet, but he is currently looking for one, and he has the name “Subie” ready for them when he finds them. Since driving his first Subaru, Joseph was completely sold on the brand, and he says he will never drive anything else.

  • 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.

  • Jeremy Marty

    Jeremy Marty

    Financial Completion Specialist

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    Jeremy Marty

    Jeremy Marty

    Financial Completion Specialist

    Hire Date 2/27/2012 – Where’s Jeremy? Probably not in the BDC, so don’t start your search there… This guy stays busy! He is originally from Cullman, Alabama and has been loving this beautiful city of Austin since he got out of the Army in 2003. The happiest moment of his life was the birth of his twins, Isa and Manu. A few things Jeremy loves: Bacon, Barton Springs, Bacon, and the Might Boosh, and Bacon.

    “I want my clients to feel like the most important customers in the world. I want them to feel like I am knowledgeable and aware of their needs and cater to their needs.”

  • Bryan Matteo

    Bryan Matteo

    Express Technician

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    Bryan Matteo

    Bryan Matteo

    Express Technician

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  • Roger Matthews

    Roger Matthews

    Client Retention Team Leader
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

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    Roger Matthews

    Roger Matthews

    Client Retention Team Leader
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 4/11/2006 – A native to Austin, Roger went to school and raised his family of two sons and two daughters here. His favorite person/wife, Lisa, is an author of ghost stories and loves haunted things. He has been in the Subaru community since 1999 and is proud to say his sister, mother, and wife all drive Subarus. Roger is currently driving a vintage Baja. Mr. Matthews is very active in his church community and loves to read. His favorite color is green and his favorite place to visit is Edinburgh, Scotland. Roger loves to go on trails with his dog Geordie and loves to take day trips and entertain friends and family.

  • Josh McConnell

    Josh McConnell

    Express Technician

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    Josh McConnell

    Josh McConnell

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 5/29/2018 – Josh moved to Austin from Colorado. He is currently going to school for auto tech. In his spare time, he enjoys motocross and buying cars to work on.

  • DeAnna McDonald-Cleaver

    DeAnna McDonald-Cleaver

    Finance Assistant

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    DeAnna McDonald-Cleaver

    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

    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.”

  • Lisa Mckee

    Lisa Mckee

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Lisa Mckee

    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

    Production Assistant

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    Chloe McKenna

    Chloe McKenna

    Production Assistant

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

  • Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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    Annica Mendiola

    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.

  • Joseph Mendoza

    Joseph Mendoza

    Guest Services - Express Advisor
    Top Gun 2020

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    Joseph Mendoza

    Joseph Mendoza

    Guest Services - Express 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.

  • Brent Meneses

    Brent Meneses

    Warehouse Associate
    Top Gun 2019

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    Brent Meneses

    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.

  • Nathan Mokry

    Nathan Mokry

    ASE Master Certified in Automotive and Light Truck & ASE L1 Advanced Level Specialist Technician
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

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    Nathan Mokry

    Nathan Mokry

    ASE Master Certified in Automotive and Light Truck & ASE L1 Advanced Level Specialist Technician
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 6/19/2017 – Nathan is originally from Taylor, Texas. He enjoys fishing, camping, and working on cars.

  • Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Receivable

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    Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Receivable

    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.

  • Timmy Morales

    Timmy Morales

    Warehouse Associate

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    Timmy Morales

    Warehouse Associate

    Hire Date 9/15/2020 – Timmy grew up in a very small Texas town called Pearsall. He moved to Austin in January of 2020 and really loves the variety of everything that the city has to offer. Timmy enjoys listening to comedy podcasts as well as both listening to and playing music–his favorites are alt rock, indie, and thrash metal. He’s quite musically talented and plays guitar, drums, bass, tuba, trombone, baritone, and piano! One day, Timmy would like to zip-line through the middle of the Grand Canyon, and hopefully someday, move to Colorado in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

  • Susan Moulton

    Susan Moulton

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2020

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    Susan Moulton

    Susan Moulton

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 10/1/2015 – Susan is well-travelled, thanks to a previous employment; her favorite place, which she would love to return to one day, was Hawaii. She originally hails from Philly, and she remains loyal to its sports teams. Her personal favorite is hockey, and of course, the Philadelphia Flyers. When she’s not working, she enjoys watching documentaries and live music of all kinds.

  • 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

    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!

  • Patrick Nguyen

    Patrick Nguyen

    Valet

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    Patrick Nguyen

    Valet

    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.

  • Tony Nguyen

    Tony Nguyen

    Product Specialist

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    Tony Nguyen

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 5/2/2020 – Tony is originally from Seattle, Washington and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987. He came to Austin in 1999 for a friend’s birthday party and never moved back home. His mom and siblings still live in New Orleans, so he still visits them once a year. Tony enjoys fishing, bowling and watching the NFL. Of course, the New Orleans Saints is his team (Who Dat). He also loves spending time with his family, his wife Amber and his 4 kids Noel, Nathan, Sydney, and Summer. Tony has worked in the car business since April 2005, and enjoys talking to people and taking care of them.

  • Stephanie Nilsen

    Stephanie Nilsen

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

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    Stephanie Nilsen

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 2/10/2020 – Stephanie is from Waukesha, Wisconsin–needless to say, she’s a huge fan of the warmer Texas weather! Stephanie loves to work with people, solve problems, and see happy clients, so CAG seemed like the perfect place to be for all of that. While she’s never been out of the US (yet), she absolutely loves to visit New York and take in the incredible theatre shows there. When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys cooking & baking, and exploring the Austin area, and beyond! FUN FACT: Stephanie previously worked at Walt Disney World as a Jungle Cruise Skipper.

  • Virginia Nobles

    Virginia Nobles

    Guest Services - Service Coordinator

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    Virginia Nobles

    Guest Services - Service Coordinator

    Hire Date coming soon! – Virginia is from Louisville, Kentucky. Now in Austin, Virginia can say that the way Austin is a bigger city, but still holds true to a small city feel is her favorite thing. She roots for the Alabama Crimson Tide and Five Restaurant in Tuscaloosa is her all time fave! Virginia’s hero is her mother per the way she has been through so much, and has still always managed to be the kind person that she is today. Outside of work, Virginia enjoys paddle boarding, traveling, being around friends, hoping to be the imposter in games of Among Us, hanging out with her four dogs (Daisy, Buddy, Max, and Ballou), and listening to music from Ariana Grande and Post Malone. FUN FACT: She once got a tattoo with Post Malone!

  • Paul Nolte

    Paul Nolte

    Guest Services - Service Advisor

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    Paul Nolte

    Guest Services - Service Advisor

    Hire Date 3/23/2020 – Paul was born and raised in Corpus Christi, and moved to Austin in search of job opportunities in 2006. He feels very grateful to be in the position that he is in now, and give a lot of thanks to his wonderful wife. She has always been in his corner, encouraging him to find something to do that he was not only passionate about, but that he’d truly enjoy doing for work. Together they have their amazing son Lukas, who was born in 2008. Paul and Lukas are huge gamers and love to play all of the video games together, from the classics to brand new modern games. Their family also consists of quite a few pets! They have three dogs; two Jack Russels and one Bulldog, two domestic house cats; one black cat and one Tuxedo cat, and one rabbit, lovingly referred to as “2 lbs of angry fluff”, Oliver the Holland Lop. As a family, they all enjoy getting out and hiking. They’ve been to Enchanted Rock multiple times, and one of their favorite vacations so far has been to Palo Duro Canyon.

  • Logan Ocel

    Logan Ocel

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    Logan Ocel

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Tony Ochoa

    Tony Ochoa

    Internal Service Team Leader

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    Tony Ochoa

    Internal Service Team Leader

    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!

  • Jackie Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Jesse Ornelas

    Jesse Ornelas

    Express Technician

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    Jesse Ornelas

    Express Technician

    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.

  • Ricardo Orozco

    Ricardo Orozco

    Technician

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    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!

  • Charlie Otte Jr.

    Charlie Otte Jr.

    Valet

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    Charlie Otte Jr.

    Valet

    Hire Date 12/8/2018 – Charlie was born and raised in San Antonio, and moved to Austin in 2017 for his dad’s job opportunity here. Speaking of, Charlie’s dad is the reason he came to work for Austin Subaru. He loves learning about the cars, and has his own Subaru, too. In fact, they are quite the Subaru family! Charlie has a 2015 Impreza, his dad has a 2018 WRX, and his mom is now in 2018 Legacy, and she had been in a Forester previous to the Legacy. Charlie loves his Impreza dearly, and even has a custom exhaust for it, with plans to add a cold air intake next! When he’s not working, Charlie enjoys playing all kinds music on his violin. He enjoys violin so much that he even started an orchestra club at his school. Beside music, Charlie also likes to go to the gym and watch movies with his girl friend.

  • Michelle Overton

    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

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    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

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

  • Austin Page

    Austin Page

    Financial Completion Specialist

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    Austin Page

    Austin Page

    Financial Completion Specialist

    Hire Date 9/23/2019 – Austin was born in Abilene, Texas and quickly moved all over the world. He spent time in Turkey, the UAE, Iran, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Cyprus, and several other countries. In his free time, Austin likes to ride motorcycles, spend as much time as possible out on the water, and babysit his three dogs (Olive the pug, Cedar Fever the pitbull, and Fiona the Catahoula). Austin loves music, tattoos, dogs, driving fast, and the outdoors. He is proud to be with Austin Subaru as this city and the Subaru brand connect with his soul on every level. FUN FACT: Even though he’s been all over, Acapulco, Mexico is at the top of his list. It’s where he got engaged to his lovely girlfriend, now fiancé!

  • John Palmieri

    John Palmieri

    Product Specialist

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    John Palmieri

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 2/18/2019 – Although he was an Air Force brat who moved around often, John considers himself to be from San Antonio. There, he starting working in cars and ran a detail shop while he was in high school. After San Antonio, he spent some time in Miami, and injured his back badly, had surgery, and moved onto new things in Austin! John’s been in Austin since 2006 and has spent time working a lot of different jobs like landscaping, real estate, event production for SXSW, and worked with children at Austin Stone Community Church’s Youth Ministry. Working with the children at ASCC prompted him to go back to school in 2013, and a short three years later, he graduated from UT with his Social Work Bachelors Degree. While in school at UT, he also met his wife and shortly before his graduation, they had their first child, with their second child following only 15 months later. FUN FACT: John’s neighbor, friend, and now co-worker, Gus Hoelscher, got him over to Austin Subaru.

  • Jared Panico

    Jared Panico

    Valet

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    Jared Panico

    Valet

    Hire Date 2/5/2020 – Jared is from Poughkeepsie, NY and has been in Austin since early 2020. He has always loved working on cars and feels at home with Austin Subaru. When he’s not working, Jared enjoys yoga, traveling, reading, working on his own car, running, and biking. His favorite band is Wavves and he has too many favorite concert venues to even think about trying to narrow down his list of top venues. While he loves all kinds of food, Jared’s  go-to spot is Hoody’s Subs in Round Rock, and with self-explanatory reasoning, he loves all of the delicious food in and around the Austin area. Jared enjoys getting out to travel and at the top of his travel list thus far, Jared highly notes the time that he road-tripped through Alaska.In the future, he would like to travel to the Netherlands for many reasons: nearly everyone of college age is bilingual, they have progressive harm-reduction policies, and overall, he’s eager to learn more about their culture and how these policies contribute to the well-being of the country. Nikola Tesla is a big hero in Jared’s eyes. He appreciates the way Nikola was so fiercely devoted to changing the world and pushing the boundaries, all with no concern over his public image, material wealth, or profit. He was honest and devoted to bettering society before himself. FUN FACT: Jared loves to sail and he has a border collie/lab named Hutch.

  • Andree Papana

    Andree Papana

    Technician

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    Andree Papana

    Technician

    Hire Date 8/31/2020 – Andree is from Orange County, CA. He’s a big fan of the BBQ and the nice people here in Austin because it always reminds him of good food and family back home. Andree’s been working in the automotive industry since 2009 and whenever he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful, intelligent, and overall, wonderful wife and their teacup Maltese, Chloe Bella. Andree and his wife went on a cruise to the Bahamas for their honeymoon and someday, they’re hoping to get out to France, too! You can find Andree listening to Bethel music, with his favorite being their song titled Pieces. If he had to choose a favorite Disney movie, hands-down, it’d be the Emperor’s New Groove. Classic. If you ever go to In and Out and don’t know what to order, here’s Andree’s recommendation: double double, protein style, extra cheese, extra whole grill onion, extra pickle, tomatoes, and lettuce. Extra well-done fries, and a Diet Coke. You can’t go wrong. FUN FACTS: Andree also plays the drums, he’s never broken a bone, and he loves his wife.

  • David Parga

    David Parga

    Express Technician

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    David Parga

    David Parga

    Express Technician

    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.

  • Chayse Pearson

    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Jacqueline Penna

    Jacqueline Penna

    Personal Trainer

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    Jacqueline Penna

    Personal Trainer

    Hire Date coming soon! – Jacqueline is an Austin OG. The diversity of the people and the food here are her favorite things about Austin, as she believes that the culture here is just something different that you can’t get anywhere else. Jacqueline has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and she truly has a passion for helping people feel better, get healthier, and be more confident. Jacqueline is also a Pro Bodybuilder and she loves competing. When she’s not working, she loves to play Dance Dance Revolution at the arcade with her husband, travel, and spend time with her family–which also includes her pets: Jack the Lionhead bunny and Max the Guinea pig. So far, Jacqueline’s favorite vacation was spent in Laguna Beach, CA with her husband for their anniversary. If she could invite anyone to dinner, she would invite the Rock! His fascinating life and insight coupled with the promise of good laughs and sound advice put him at the top of her list. FUN FACT: Jacqueline has a twin sister who also lives in Austin!

  • Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk

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    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk

    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 Perez, Jr.

    Johnny Perez, Jr.

    Sales Consultant

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    Johnny Perez, Jr.

    Sales Consultant

    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!

  • Michael  Perren

    Michael Perren

    Valet

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    Michael Perren

    Valet

    Hire Date 7/20/2020 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Terrence Pride

    Terrence Pride

    Product Specialist

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    Terrence Pride

    Terrence Pride

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Clay Pryor

    Clay Pryor

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2020

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    Clay Pryor

    Clay Pryor

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 10/12/2015 – Clayton got his first job when he was 16, working in his grandfather’s sawmill. Not exactly the most common start for someone who wood later move into IT, but we at CAG are thrilled to our roots that he decided to branch out and leaf that life behind him. After logging countless hours on his personal machine, Clayton moved into the IT field. He started with just a few relatives, but quickly became the go-to computer guy for his entire family tree. Even his old-fashioned grandfather saw the need for someone with his command of the information logging road we call “The Internet,” and gave him the oakay to follow his passion! Clayton is a model IT technician. When we put him on a project, he never stops forest until he’s finished and is rarely completely stumped.

  • Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

    Graphic Designer and Photographer Extraordinaire
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

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    Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

    Graphic Designer and Photographer Extraordinaire
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby likes cars, cameras, and chameleons.

  • Sylvia Rangel

    Sylvia Rangel

    Warranty Clerk
    Top Gun 2012

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    Sylvia Rangel

    Warranty Clerk
    Top Gun 2012

    Hire Date 6/8/1998 – Sylvia is a loving mother of three and wife of Ulises Flores. Sylvia has been with the Continental Automotive Group since 1998 and has many years of experience in accounts payable and receivable. I tell her the company could save money if she didn’t pay the bills, but no one listens to me…. She is a big fan of the soccer ball, likes the color black, large SUV’s, and watching cartoons with her kids. What a delight.

  • Sunny Rathore

    Sunny Rathore

    Center Leader

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    Sunny Rathore

    Center Leader

    Hire Date 4/8/2016 – Sunny was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Austin after Hurricane Katrina. He says his favorite part about Austin is the lakes. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his son Everest. He also enjoys basketball, and the Spurs are his favorite team. The New Orleans Saints, of course, are his favorite football team.

    “My idea of a great customer experience means utilizing the “Platinum Rule.” It means treating our clients how THEY want to be treated.”

  • Hilary Razo

    Hilary Razo

    Design Center Consultant

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    Hilary Razo

    Design Center Consultant

    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! She is super excited to be starting her journey with Austin Subaru!

  • Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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    Alex Reyes

    Alex Reyes

    Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Joseph Reyes

    Joseph Reyes

    Product Specialist Assistant

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    Joseph Reyes

    Joseph Reyes

    Product Specialist Assistant

    Hire Date 6/10/2020 – Joseph is an Austinite. He enjoys watching football and roots for the Dallas Cowboys. His favorite movie to watch over any other, is Avengers: Infinity War. Superheros and camaraderie, what could be better? When he’s not working, he spends his time watching an absorbent amount of The Office.

  • Raquel Reyes

    Raquel Reyes

    Barista

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    Raquel Reyes

    Barista

    Hire Date 10/29/2020 – Raquel is from Manor, just outside of Austin. She’s married with five kids, and two family pets: Bear the Australian shepherd and Baxter the shih tzu. Raquel spends her free time sewing, crafting, cooking, camping, and listening to all of the country music available! She’s a huge fan of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, and her current favorite song is T-Shirt by Thomas Rhett. Her favorite place to grab a bite to eat is the Good Luck Grill in Manor, though there are also a lot of really great places all over Austin, including so many that are family friendly, too! One of the coolest places she’s been on vacation was the Destin beach in Florida, and visiting the Vatican City in Rome is highest on her travel bucket list. Raquel is also a sports fan–she roots for the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Ricardo Reyes

    Ricardo Reyes

    Valet
    Top Gun 2011

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    Ricardo Reyes

    Valet
    Top Gun 2011

    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.

  • Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2020

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    Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline was born and raised in Austin. In her free time, she likes to read, swim, watch movies, and spend time with her two dogs, Louis the Shih Tzu and Poodle mix, and Kate the Shih Tzu mutt! She’s proud to be part of the graduating class of 2019 from A&M, gaining her degree in Human Resources Development. One day, she would love to get out and visit Greece, because it’s a beautiful place, with beautiful food!

  • Meredith Rials

    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

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    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Morgan Roberts

    Morgan Roberts

    Delivery Specialist

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    Morgan Roberts

    Delivery Specialist

    Hire Date 4/25/2015 – Morgan is a U.S. Navy veteran. He’s a Subaru owner and driver and his love for Subarus is what motivated him into being a part of Austin Subaru. Morgan was born and raised in Austin. He spends most of his time golfing or playing with his dog, “Dexter.”

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    Daniel Rodriguez

    Sr. Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2012

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    Daniel Rodriguez

    Daniel Rodriguez

    Sr. Master Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2012

    Hire Date 4/2/2007 – Originally from El Salvador, Daniel has lived in Austin for over 12 years. He appreciates the small-town feel of the city and all the fun activities that Austin has to offer. Daniel has more than five years of experience working on Subarus and describes the cars as nice and easy to fix. When not working in the Service Department, you can find Daniel on the soccer field playing for his team, Liverpool.

  • Masha Romanova

    Masha Romanova

    Delivery Specialist and Design Consultant

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    Masha Romanova

    Delivery Specialist and Design Consultant

    Hire Date 2/1/2017 – Masha was born in Moscow, Russia, moved to Austin when she was 6 years old. Over the years, she’s fallen in love with the city and could not imagine anywhere else to call home. From a young age, her mom instilled a love of travel in her. She’s been to 12 countries and counting, most notably the 4 months she spent studying abroad in Spain and more recently, 2 months backpacking in Thailand and Cambodia. She attended the University of Texas and still enjoys cheering on the Longhorns, especially at tailgates with friends. She loves animals and hopes to one day get an Australian Shepherd or a poodle mix, but until then she periodically fosters through Austin Pets Alive. In her free time, she loves attending concerts, finding new brunch spots with her friends, and when it’s warm, spending the day swimming at the Greenbelt.

    “To me, a great customer experience means making a customer feel as though they spent their time efficiently. They received what they were expecting and more, and left having all their questions answered and their problems resolved.”

  • Erbey Romero

    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

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    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

    Hire Date 4/7/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

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

  • Brianna Rosas

    Brianna Rosas

    Design Center Consultant

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    Brianna Rosas

    Design Center Consultant

    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.

  • Dean Royal

    Dean Royal

    Product Specialist

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    Dean Royal

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 7/28/2020 – Dean is a born-on-the-road Texan (and the son of a fighter pilot and a playboy bunny). He lives in Leander, Texas with his wife and two teenage daughters. Together, they love road trips, listening to music, singing, camping, off-roading, and volunteering. Dean and his family also have three Chihuahua-mix “puppers” – Jake and Jasper were rescued, & Shelby (our geriatric) was “inherited”. One of Dean’s greatest roles in life is being a father and raising daughters. He does all he can to teach them how to make wise decisions and showing them what to expect in a future partner by how he treats, loves, and honors their mother. Overall, Dean invests a lot of time with his family. He is so thankful that Austin Subaru allows him to balance his home and work life to better take care of both worlds!

    Great customer service is to provide my guests with a professional and respectful experience.  This is so they can make a well-informed decision and have fun through the process. My goal is that they would have such a great experience, they would trust me to help their friends and family as well.

    “I don’t think I’ve gotten any smarter, but your reflexes slow down before you do something stupid when you’re older.”
    -Kris Kristofferson

  • Fernando Armas Ruiz

    Fernando Armas Ruiz

    Express Technician

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    Fernando Armas Ruiz

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 8/6/2020 – Fernando is from Caracas, Venezuela. Now in Austin, Fernando loves getting out to the lakes, meeting all the people, eating too much bbq, and seeing fantastic live music shows of all genres. Fernando believes that you can tell a lot about a culture simply by listening to their music. He has spent a lot of time living in different places including Europe, both North and South America, and is planning for his next adventure in Asia. (For the record, his favorite place so far has been Maui!) Fernando has been working in the automotive field since 2015 and has been a fan of all types of engines since he was a child. Fernando is a true outdoorsy person–he doesn’t even own a tv! Instead, you can find him, hiking, cycling, paddle boarding, doing yoga, and spending time with his chocolate lab Lola. He is always down to grab a bite to eat from middle eastern or Mediterranean food places. FUN FACT: Fernando has an architecture degree, but he became claustrophobic from working in cubicles!

  • Colby Rutherford

    Colby Rutherford

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Colby Rutherford

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Maria Salazar

    Maria Salazar

    Design Center Consultant

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    Maria Salazar

    Design Center Consultant

    Hire Date 2/22/2019 – Maria is originally from Austin, but spent some years in Louisiana before heading back here to The Lone Star State. Maria has a little Shih Tzu named Beethoven who’s got a BIG personality! Outside of work, Maria is a very active person who enjoys keeping her body moving throughout all kinds of outdoor activities. On top of outdoor activities, you can find her weight training six days out of the week! She also spends her free time volunteering at the Texas Children’s Hospital for the Ronald McDonald Foundation and has been helping there for over seven years now. Maria is all about lending a helping hand and being part of support systems as often as she can.

  • Brandon Salensky

    Brandon Salensky

    Service Team Leader

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    Brandon Salensky

    Service Team Leader

    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.

  • Antonio Sanchez

    Antonio Sanchez

    Guest Services - Service Advisor

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    Antonio Sanchez

    Guest Services - Service Advisor

    Hire Date 2/1/17 – Antonio moved to Austin from Sacramento in 2010, and he considers it his second home. He also started out working in dealerships in 2010, and worked his way up from porter to tech before finally found his way to Austin Subaru. In his spare time, he enjoys spirited driving.

  • Sean Schaefers

    Sean Schaefers

    Product Specialist Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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    Sean Schaefers

    Product Specialist Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 5/1/2017 – Sean was born in Long Beach, and raised in Tampa, FL. He has two pets: one cat, and one dog. One of his hobbies is restoring old cars with his dad. The other is long-boarding, which he got to do a lot while living in Florida.

  • Matt Serrato

    Matt Serrato

    Express Technician

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    Matt Serrato

    Express Technician

    Hire Date 7/6/2020 – Matt was born and raised right here in the Austin area. He highly recommends the Pflugerville Metropolitan Park to any newcomers, or to anyone who simply hasn’t been there yet. Matt spends his free time playing games, working out, and hanging out with his girl friend and his APA! mutt. Matt’s goal is to continue his automotive studies and move up in the shop here at Austin Subaru–he’s excited to learn to work on engines! For now, Matt’s sights are very career focused, but he plans to hopefully travel someday down the line too.

  • Glenda Shaw

    Glenda Shaw

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

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    Glenda Shaw

    Warranty Administrator
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 8/3/2010 – Glenda came from Midland, Texas to live in Austin, a second time, in the summer of 2000. Glenda has worked in the car business for more than 10 years in the Service Department, where she managed the service office and was the assistant to the service manager. Her family includes her husband of over 34 years, 3 grown children, and 7 fabulous grandchildren. Relaxation on the weekends is all about visiting local points of interests, going to a movie, trying out a new restaurant or just staying at home reading the latest novel.

  • Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer

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    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.”

  • Anthony Sierra

    Anthony Sierra

    Guest Services - Receptionist

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    Anthony Sierra

    Guest Services - Receptionist

    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.

  • Daniel Silguero

    Daniel Silguero

    ASE Certified Technician

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    Daniel Silguero

    ASE Certified Technician

    Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Daniel was born in Corpus Christi and raised in San Antonio. He enjoys working on cars. He loves the opportunity to tear apart, repair, and reassemble motors and get them back to tip top shape.

  • Ryan Silva

    Ryan Silva

    Technician

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    Ryan Silva

    Technician

    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.

  • Hannah Simmons

    Hannah Simmons

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    Hannah Simmons

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 9/27/2018 – Hannah was born and raised in the Austin area. She likes to play video games on her PC and PS4, and is currently enjoying the new Spiderman game. Hannah also really enjoys getting out to car shows wherever they may be, and likes hanging out downtown, mostly to get good food. She is eager to make a trip out to COTA with her friend, teacher, and lift-mate, Minh! One day, she would like to own her dream Subaru, a 2001/02 black sedan WRX. (Great choice!) While she’s a Texas girl, Hannah once made a trip out to Northern Colorado and fell in love with the area, so some day, she’s hoping to test out living there.

  • Yelena Smirnova

    Yelena Smirnova

    Financial Completion Specialist

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    Yelena Smirnova

    Financial Completion Specialist

    Hire Date 11/4/2015 – Yelena was born in Odessa, Ukraine. At four years old, she and her family moved to Portland, Maine, where she was raised. She decided she needed a change in environment, so she and her boyfriend moved to Austin. They made a road trip of it and made a stop in Savannah, GA, which she says is her favorite place she’s visited so far. One day, she would like to say that her favorite place is England or Italy! Together, she and her boyfriend have a tiny 6 lb. orange tabby named Pig. In her spare time, she loves going to the movies, trying new restaurants and painting. Her favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park.

    “A great customer experience is one where the customer feels comfortable and trusts the help and information that is provided to them.”

  • Danny Sosa

    Danny Sosa

    Product Specialist

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    Danny Sosa

    Danny Sosa

    Product Specialist

    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.”

  • Jonathan Sosa

    Jonathan Sosa

    Service Client Relations/Porter

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    Jonathan Sosa

    Jonathan Sosa

    Service Client Relations/Porter

    Hire Date 2/5/2016 – Jonathan is from Newport News, Virginia, and moved to Austin in 2015. He and his wife have a dog named Georgie. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys modifying his WRX. He also likes video games, and sports games are his favorite.

  • Cody Swenson

    Cody Swenson

    Recon Parts Specialist

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    Cody Swenson

    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.

  • Yousef Taha

    Yousef Taha

    Valet

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    Yousef Taha

    Yousef Taha

    Valet

    Hire Date 10/19/2020 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Dylan Talbert

    Dylan Talbert

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

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    Dylan Talbert

    Dylan Talbert

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 3/11/2020 – Dylan is a local Austinite. When he’s not working, he likes grabbing a bite to eat from Maggianos, hanging out with his German Shepherd/Husky mix Diesel, and hitting Lake Austin to take out the boat and relax. One day, Dylan would like to go to Thailand as that’s where his Grandma is from–plus, the beaches look stunning!

  • Jeffrey Tang

    Jeffrey Tang

    Tech Support

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    Jeffrey Tang

    Jeffrey Tang

    Tech Support

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

  • Darren Taylor

    Darren Taylor

    Sales Team Leader

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    Darren Taylor

    Darren Taylor

    Sales Team Leader

    Hire Date 12/15/2017 – Darren was born and raised in Austin. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and live music. He has two kids in baseball who he enjoys watching play at games. He has a 90lb yellow lab named Chop and a German Shepard named Maxi.

    “Great customer service means the customer leaves happy and has received value in both their money and their experience.”
  • Joy Tilley

    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

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    Joy Tilley

    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

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

  • RJ Tolentino

    RJ Tolentino

    Technician

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    RJ Tolentino

    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.

  • Chris Tolliver

    Chris Tolliver

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2018

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    Chris Tolliver

    Chris Tolliver

    Express Technician
    Top Gun 2018

    Hire Date 8/10/2018 – Chris was born and raised in Austin. He enjoys hanging out with his fiancee, going jogging with his uncle, and playing video games. He’s also looking forward to getting a new dog in the near future!

  • Adriana Torres

    Adriana Torres

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2016

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    Adriana Torres

    Adriana Torres

    Inventory Clerk
    Top Gun 2013, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 10/7/2010 – Now what you need to know about Adriana Torres is that she used to be a hot blooded professional with exceptionally high standards in the realm of professional video gaming. Originally she was thinking about going pro in her budding Soccer career straight out of high school, but later found her calling playing video games at a competitive level. Her stunned soccer sponsors were not available for comment.. She won so many gaming trophies that her family had no more garage space and were forced to park on the street. She has since sold the trophies and moved on with her life to look for her next conquest. Adriana found an opening here at CAG and seized the opportunity for a good challenge working in the intense world of automotive accounting where she could use her awesome focus and memory to succeed. In her free time, Adriana hones her dancing abilities (currently she’s developing her Latin and Tejano styles) and hangs out with her funny, energetic daughter Elaina. Elaina was the honored recipient of the “23rd Annual Continental Automotive Group’s Wittiest Child Award” last August and is favored to win again this year! Adriana and Elaina are both members of Chocoholics Anonymous, but have not attended a meeting in the last six months…the two are also known as the “devious duo” by their close friends and family.

  • Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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    Noelia Torres

    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

    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.

  • Jacob Tyler

    Jacob Tyler

    Shop Foreman/Dispatcher

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    Jacob Tyler

    Jacob Tyler

    Shop Foreman/Dispatcher

    Hire Date 9/4/2018 – Jacob is a father of two, and moved to Austin from Oregon with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys weightlifting and target shooting.

  • Don Upton

    Don Upton

    Product Specialist

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    Don Upton

    Don Upton

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date coming soon! – Don is a four-time Subaru owner (2019 Outback, 2013 Outback, 2004 Forester, and 2017 Legacy) born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He replaced his 2013 Outback with a 2019 Outback after he reached over 154k miles in the 2013 model! Don’s lived in the Austin area since the early ’80s. His hobbies are aquaponics and beekeeping. He and his wife keep themselves busy with nine kids, twelve grandkids, two dogs, two cats, and two chickens.

    “Great Customer experience means-
    1. Going above and beyond for the customer, meaning not only answering their questions, but making their time here enjoyable, and as stress-free as possible.
    2. Advocating for the customer, letting the customer know that we are in their corner.
    3. Follow up, follow up after the sales- by thank you notes, phone calls, and emails, etc.
    4. Doing whatever it takes to make their time at Austin Subaru one they will tell their friends about.”

  • 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

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    Ayron Vandergriff

    Ayron Vandergriff

    Product Specialist

    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.

  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

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    Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator

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

  • Alan Velez

    Alan Velez

    Courtesy Driver

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    Alan Velez

    Alan Velez

    Courtesy Driver

    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

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    Christopher Vernon

    Christopher Vernon

    Technician
    Top Gun 2020

    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!

  • Ciara Vines

    Ciara Vines

    Guest Services - Receptionist

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    Ciara Vines

    Ciara Vines

    Guest Services - Receptionist

    Hire Date 9/6/2019 – Ciara is an Austinite who’s very fond of the energy and the open-minded community of people here. She enjoys hanging out with her two wonderful dogs, Ginger, a golden retriever, and Gracie, a boxer/pitbull mix. Ciara is also passionately excited to get into the Psychology field. She wants to help addicts, abuse victims, the mentally ill, anyone else that may need her help.

  • Jim Vines

    Jim Vines

    Parts Counter

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    Jim Vines

    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.

  • Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2020

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    Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Guest Services - Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2020

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

  • Tania Villman

    Tania Villman

    Finance Assistant

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    Tania Villman

    Tania Villman

    Finance Assistant

    Hire Date 12/4/2018 – Born and raised in Houston, Tania came to Austin for a change in scenery and culture! Tania enjoys arts and crafts and can be found painting with watercolors and sewing together historical dresses and costumes. She also reads a lot of comics and went to 3 comic cons in 2018, with hopes of attending more in the coming years! Tania is also an Earth-friendly human, and she partakes in thrifting thanks to this fact. She even has a “thrifted” rescue dog, Honey Bee the Rat Terrier. On her bucket list, you’ll find that she wants to visit England for the history, landscape, and culture.

  • Ethan Vlam

    Ethan Vlam

    Finance Assistant

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    Ethan Vlam

    Ethan Vlam

    Finance Assistant

    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.

  • Laura Watkins

    Laura Watkins

    Financial Completion Specialist

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    Laura Watkins

    Laura Watkins

    Financial Completion Specialist

    Hire Date 1/2/2020 – Laura is from Houston, Texas. She originally came into Austin Subaru to purchase her own vehicle, and while here, someone suggested that she apply. She’s grateful that she did and that she became a part of the Austin Subaru family in more ways than one: Laura now has a great car and a great job! When she’s not working, Laura loves to spend time bike riding, cooking, hiking, doing pilates, watching movies, traveling, and being with her friends and family. She loves food and would highly recommend Loro, her favorite Austin eatery. Laura really enjoys getting out to travel and so far, Tokyo, Japan is at the top of her list for the places she’s visited. One day, she wants to go to Vietnam and ride bikes from the south to the north, just so she can see all of the beautiful and changing landscapes. A bit closer here in Austin, she loves visiting Barton Springs! One of Laura’s biggest heroes in life is a familiar person: Beyonce. There are many reasons why she considers Beyonce to be her hero, but ultimately, Laura is inspired by her work ethic and her dedication to her craft. In Laura’s eyes, Beyonce continually stands up for what she believes, and she uses her power and influence to effect positive change for people who are not in the same position of power. What a fantastic role model. FUN FACT: If she could invite anyone to dinner, she would invite David Bowie!

  • Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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    Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Stetson Whetstone

    Stetson Whetstone

    Full Time Internet Manager
    Top Gun 2019

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    Stetson Whetstone

    Stetson Whetstone

    Full Time Internet Manager
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 2/9/2017 – Stetson is an original Austinite with a degree in Institutional Management from Texas Tech University. He enjoys spending time outdoors, wake surfing at Lake Austin, and exploring all the restaurants Austin has to offer. His favorite is Hopdoddy Burger Bar. The island of Saint Martin is number one on his list of favorite places he’s been; he visited the island while on a family vacation and was blown away by it. He learned of Subaru by chance, and the more he learned about them, the more impressed he became with the brand.

  • Jade Whitethorn

    Jade Whitethorn

    Product Specialist

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    Jade Whitethorn

    Jade Whitethorn

    Product Specialist

    Hire Date 10/1/2018 – Jade was born and raised in Austin. Her favorite part about being from this city is the unique, diverse culture. She has two dogs, Max and Maya, and three children. Her favorite pastimes are kayaking and fishing, preferably both at the same time.

  • Miranda Witham

    Miranda Witham

    Barista

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    Miranda Witham

    Miranda Witham

    Barista

    Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ian Wolniewitz

    Ian Wolniewitz

    Guest Services - Loaner Coordinator

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    Ian Wolniewitz

    Ian Wolniewitz

    Guest Services - Loaner Coordinator

    Hire Date 9/9/2019 – Ian was born and raised here in Austin. He plans to attend law school at UT and then move to a beach in Florida once he’s completed school. In his free time, Ian enjoys playing right fullback in soccer games with his friends, or chilling by the pool or lake. Some day, Ian wants to travel the world–probably starting with Spain, for the food!

  • 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.

  • Aaron Yiu

    Aaron Yiu

    Service Advisor

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    Aaron Yiu

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 8/30/2017 – Aaron moved to Austin from LA. He’s an Army veteran who served for 4 years. Aaron has two cats, Bubba and BJ, and three dogs, Winston, Tuff, and Kanye. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the shooting range, riding around on his motorcycle, and playing RPG video games.

  • Connor Yope

    Connor Yope

    Warehouse Associate

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    Connor Yope

    Connor Yope

    Warehouse Associate

    Hire Date 7/22/2019 – Connor was born in Dallas and then spent many years moving between San Diego, LA and many other areas of Southern California, and Texas. While he was in LA, Connor used to work on movies as a production assistant for some and others, where he’d help build sets or run around town to pick up and drop off needed elements. Since he’s been back in Texas, Connor misses surfing and has replaced that passion with taking up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Instead of staycations, Connor really enjoys actually using his vacation days to set goals and truly travel. He’s been to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Canada, and Vietnam, with a Europe trip being next on the list!

  • Jesse York

    Jesse York

    Delivery Specialist

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    Jesse York

    Jesse York

    Delivery Specialist

    Hire Date 11/27/2006 – This photo is from Jesse’s earlier days, when he was the hard partying and wildly talented drummer in the world famous heavy metal band Mania. Incidentally, it was about that time and a result of those skills that earned Jesse the nickname that stays with him today “The War Machine.” Jesse moved to Central Texas in 1981 and now calls San Marcos home. He follows Nitro Funny Car Drag Racing and collects movie memorabilia from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Jesse also enjoys football season and live music.If you ever have an obscure question about a certain Subaru model, find Jesse, who is a national Subaru walk-around champion. Jesse says that the Subaru brand is a true state of mind and he loves representing it. He appreciates both to the go anywhere capability of the vehicles and also the shared sensibilities that Subaru customers have of caring about the well-being of Mother Earth.

    “A great customer experience is about providing an easy atmosphere in which to quickly arrive at a very fair price on a car that is equipped just as desired.”

  • Mark Ziehr

    Mark Ziehr

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020

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    Mark Ziehr

    Mark Ziehr

    Product Specialist
    Top Gun 2020

    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.

  • Haley Zills

    Haley Zills

    Barista

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    Haley Zills

    Haley Zills

    Barista

    Hire Date 7/13/2020 – Haley is from Alvin, TX. In Austin, she loves that there is never a dull moment and she can literally ALWAYS be doing something! Haley enjoys reading, listening to music, hiking, grabbing a bite to eat from Freebirds, hanging out with Peach–her orange tabby cat, and rooting for the Houston Rockets. The Secret Life of Bees is one of her top movie picks and she could listen to Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones on repeat, with maybe throwing some Phoebe Bridgers in the playlist, too! Haley likes traveling and her favorite trip so far was over to London. Next, she’d love to visit the Swiss Alps. Haley is forever grateful to her parents for giving her everything and more, and among her heroes, one day she’d like to meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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