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  • Andy Boynton
    General Manager

    Hire Date 3/2/2015 - Andy Boynton is a native Texan, born in Houston. He could identify the make and model of any car on the road before he was 10 years old. Andy attended Texas A&M and while there he began his automotive and management career at Auto Zone. His years at Auto Zone gave him valuable insight about parts and service that serve him well today. Andy has been a Sales Manager/Director for more than 15 years. Andy has two sons and you guessed it-they can also name all of the cars on the road! In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his sons and working on old cars.

  • Desirae Acosta
    Accounts Payable

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

  • Julio Alfaro III

    Julio is from Harlingen, Texas and loves working with vehicles. He's been in the automotive world since 2011, and finds the customer service aspect of his duties extremely fulfilling. Julio loves going out to eat, listening to The Police, rooting for the Buffalo Bills, and watching movies-especially the Rocky series. One day, Julio would like to go to Europe to study their history, people, and ways of living.

  • Emma Anderson
    Assistant Event Coordinator

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

  • Ana Angel
    Sales Coordinator - Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Marcos Anzaldua
    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 6/23/2021 - Mark is from Weslaco, Texas. He grew up helping his father work on vehicles, which was super fun for him because he loves working with his hands and putting pieces together like a puzzle. About 3 years ago, Mark decided to turn his hobby into a career by stepping into the automotive world, and he is so excited to be part of CAG! When he's not at work, Mark enjoys other activities like video games (preferably R6 Siege on the Playstation), skateboarding, and hunting. He's never vacationed, but if he could go anywhere, he would travel to Mexico City because of the beautiful sights to see. If he could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, Mark would choose his best friend, Michael, who passed away 10 years ago. Mark's all-time favorite music group is Cannibal Corpse, and his favorite song by them is Sickening Metamorphosis. At home, Mark has 7 dogs named Samantha Raybeam, Saide, Marky Moon, Skyler Moon, Shadow Moon, Shiela Moon, and Mary Jane. FUN FACT: Mark loves to sing all kinds of music. If the song sounds good, he's definitely singing it! 

  • Lydia Arredondo
    Administrator/Service Assistant

    Lydia is from McAllen, Texas and she's been a part of the automotive industry since 2019. She loves to rock out to Bon Jovi and catch a bite to eat at Pappadeaux whenever possible. One day, Lydia would like to travel to Europe and see Real Madrid-her favorite soccer team-play a match. At home, Lydia enjoys spending time with her Schnauzer, Figo.

  • Justin Baiko
    Analytics Engineer

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

  • Rita Bautista
    Warranty Payables

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

  • Haley Blain
    Online Reputation Specialist

    Hire Date 1/27/2020 - Haley spent most of her childhood living in New Jersey and Missouri before moving to Austin, Texas in 2013. She joined CAG in 2020 as a receptionist for one of the dealerships and now works for Macho Marketing, the internal marketing agency for CAG! Currently, Haley is attending college to earn her degree in Public Relations. Her favorite thing about Austin is that you can always find something new and cool to do, and there are plenty of yummy restaurants to try. Haley enjoys all kinds of music but tends to gravitate towards songs released before 2010 - music was just better back then. She does love Ariana Grande, however, because there's no denying her amazing vocals. When asked who her hero is, Haley chose her parents because, despite the hard circumstances they both went through, they always put her well-being first. In her free time, Haley enjoys being with her boyfriend and their two cats, Ducky and Teddy, who are best friends and believe they are in charge.  

  • Jacki Blancas
    Office Manager - Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Joseph Brandao
    Wellness Coach
    Top Gun 2022

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

  • Dan Boone
    Compliance Manager

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

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

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

  • Jennifer Bottoms
    Lead Office Manager

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

  • Sherry Brock
    Title Clerk

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

  • Suzette Burrow
    Chief Marketing Officer

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

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

  • Lisa Bustos
    Director of Business Development

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

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

  • Emily Callahan
    Social Media Content Creator

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

  • Benny Cantu Jr.
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 4/20/2021 - Benny comes to us from Penitas, Texas, and is so excited to be part of the Audi San Juan family! He has a passion for vehicles and helping clients find the car of their dreams, which is why he decided to join the automotive world 16 years ago! Benny's wife and daughters mean the world to him, and he loves spending time with them when he's not working. His favorite vacation thus far was a family trip to Disney he went on with his wife and daughters, but he would love to travel to Italy one day! Benny loves a good ribeye, whether it's at a family cookout or his favorite restaurant, Texas Roadhouse. His parents are his heroes because they have always pushed him to never give up on his dreams, no matter how big or small they are. Benny roots for the Dallas Cowboys and his favorite movie is Back to the Future Part II. Benny doesn't have a ton of free time, but if he did, he would definitely play more games on the PS5. At home, he and his family have two dogs - a German Shepherd named Spirit, and a Husky named Marly. FUN FACT: Benny's dream Audi vehicles are the RS5, SQ7, and RSQ8.

  • Jennifer Carrizales
    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Daniela Cazares
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 07/05/2023 - Daniela was raised in Weslaco, Texas, and she loves meeting new people and exploring new places. She's always been fascinated by cars and is excited to extend her skills/knowledge with Audi San Juan! Outside of work, Daniela's passions include modeling, Yoga, reading books, and running 5Ks. She's a fan of Depeche Mode and The Cure, and she will tell you that Santa Fe Steakhouse has some of the best food. Daniela loves going to the beach, and in the future, she hopes to visit Disney Land as it has been on her bucket list since she was a child. Daniela's dream car would have to be the Audi R8, her favorite movie is Back to the Future, and she roots for the Houston Astros. At home, Daniela has an adorable Chihuahua. 

    Daniela's favorite book - The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

  • Marco Cavazos
    Service Advisor - Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 8/1/2019 - Marco is from Mission, Texas and currently resides in Pharr. He's been in the automotive world for over 10 years and uses his limitless supply of energy and his friendly conversational drive on a daily basis. When he's not working, Marco loves to spend time with his wife and daughter. As a family, they spent a few weeks in Colorado and his daughter fell in love. They did everything from rafting, hiking, and horseback riding, to shopping and relaxing, and it's a time that they will never forget. Next on their list? Spain, for the culture and food! Marco's favorite Mercedes-Benz is the E 63 Estate, his favorite sports team is the Houston Astros, his favorite movie is The Usual Suspects, and his favorite song is he and his wife's wedding song, "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" by Andy Griggs. If he could have dinner with anyone, he'd choose Gene Wilder, as he'd love to peer into Mr. Wilder's mind and be blown away by the funniest man around.

    Marco's favorite book: The Bible by The Apostles
    "I have never been an avid reader, but 6 months ago, I picked up the Bible and was blessed with the 'want' to read... It has been amazing."

  • Javi Chavero
    Technician - Top Gun 2020

    Javi is from Palmview, Texas and has been a technician since 2008. Anytime he's not at work, he's probably out hunting, fishing, taking trips to the beach, BBQing, or staying in to play a little Call of Duty. Pizza is by far his favorite food and Avengers: Endgame is his favorite movie. Javi enjoyed an excellent vacation in Cancun and says that visiting the famous shipwreck at Navagio Beach, Greece is the next travel destination! At home, Javi enjoys being happily greeted by his Doberman, Clover.

  • 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
    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Stephanie Clegg
    Level 1 Helpdesk Technician

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

  • Debbie Clifton
    Payroll Specialist

    Hire Date 6/29/1992 - Debbie was born and raised in Texas. 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.

  • Yvonne Cortinas
    Accounts Payable - Top Gun 2021

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

  • Jonathan Cruz Jaimes
    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Josh De Ford
    Graphic Designer - Top Gun 2021

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

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

  • Alex De La Cruz

    Hire Date 1/26/2022 - Alex is from Edinburg, Texas. He enjoys working on project cars and playing video games like Apex Legends on PS4 to unwind. He is always down to grab a bite to eat from Texas Roadhouse, and his favorite vacation he ever went on was to Bricktown (Oklahoma City, OK).

  • Adrian Diaz
    Sales Manager
    Top Gun 2022

    Adrian is from Mission, Texas and has been a part of the car scene since 2016. His dream car is the Audi A5-which he happily owns! Adrian enjoys playing golf, attending concerts, finding great steak houses, listening to FKJ, watching soccer games, and hanging out with his English bulldog, Bodo, in his free time. He loved vacationing in Cancun, Mexico and he is currently day-dreaming about making a trip to Germany. Wolf of Wall Street is his favorite movie, Drops of Jupiter is his favorite song, and he roots for his favorite soccer team-Real Madrid.

  • Bobby Elliot
    Shop Foreman

    Bobby is from Edinburg, Texas and has been a part of the car world since 2002. He likes to jam out to all kinds of rock bands, seeks a great steak and potato meal where ever he goes, and loves to get out and go fish. Bobby also roots for the the Dallas Cowboys so you know he's not just a fair-weather fan! He's enjoyed a vacation in Las Vegas and wants to travel across the ocean and experience Europe someday, too. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose his dad. In fact, both of his parents are his heroes because they showed him that hard work always pays off. Bobby truly enjoys helping people and it's that quality, matched with his effort and knowledge, that make him a helpful shop leader. FUN FACT: Bobby's favorite movie is Transporter!

  • Christian Espinoza
    Courtesy Driver - Top Gun 2021

    Christian in from Mission, Texas. He's been in the car world since 2008 and his dream Audi is the RS3. When he's not working, Christian enjoys eating Mexican food, playing COD on PS4, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, listening to 2pac, playing soccer, and hanging out with his bullie-pitbull, Magoo. Christian likes to vacation to Mexico because the atmosphere is perfect for relaxing. Christian has seen The Sandlot more than any other movie. FUN FACT: His mom is his biggest hero.

  • Joseph Espinoza
    Level 2 Technical Specialist

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

  • Sarah Fairchild
    Billing Clerk

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

  • Aline Ferreira

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

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

  • Erick Franco
    Sales Manager • Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 9/19/2016 - Erick decided to get into the car business based on the fact that he wanted to meet people of all different backgrounds, with all different personalities, from all kinds of different cultures - and hey, almost everyone drives, right? He also has a passion for sport bike motorcycles, lake fishing, and enjoys being outdoors as much as he can be. Erick would love to visit Paris someday - hopefully in the near future - as he thinks it would be a very interesting city to visit. At home, Erick likes to watch Tombstone, spend time with his family, cheer for the Cowboys, and hang out with his French bulldog, Sid. You can also find Erick relaxing by the beach, kickin' back just to watch the waves roll in. FUN FACT: Erick's dream car is the Audi R8.

    "I strive to exceed my customer's expectations. By genuinely caring about what they are trying to accomplish, I earn their trust and loyalty."

  • Joanna Franco
    Loaner Department

    Joanna is from Alamo, Texas and has worked in the automotive industry for over 10 years. Whenever she's away from work, Joanna likes to spend her time with her family, dancing, watching movies, going to the beach, and going shopping. Joanna enjoys watching movies and would recommend The Illusionist, Time Traveler's Wife, and a Walk to Remember. She could listen to Romeo Santos every day, and the meals that her mom cooks are the best she's ever had, from her posole, tamales, and carne guisada, to mole…. just all of it! YUM! If it was possible, Joanna would wish that she could meet her maternal grandparents. They passed before she was born, and from the stories she's heard about them, she wishes that she could have met them to hear them tell her the stories about their times. Joanna has three loving pets! A cat, Snowball, a husky/labrador mix named Ginger, and chihuahua, Nena.

  • Cassandra Freitag
    Senior Design Strategist • 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 after doing that for a number of years, she worked her way up to being Senior Design Strategist!

  • Samuel Fuentes
    Operations Manager

    Sam is a big fan of Formula 1 racing. His favorite is the Mercedes-AMG® Petronas team with Lewis Hamilton and he'd love to see a race. Sam is also a team player and he always enjoys sharing a laugh with his coworkers.

  • Christian Garcia
    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2022

    Christian is originally from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He joined the automotive world in 2013 thanks to a love of being around beautiful cars and to grow as a professional. His top choice of Audi? The RS7-big, powerful car with an amazing look, phenomenal tech, and a luxurious feel. In his leisure time, Christian part-takes in powerlifting, plays some video games, and cooks and eats fantastic foods from all across the world. Korean is hands down his favorite so far, and he would recommend Nak Won Jung to anyone in South Texas. Someday, Christian would like to travel to East Asia to enjoy local foods and to experience the cultures and customs there. While he listens to all kinds of music to fit different times and moods, the song he never tires of is Don't Stop Me Now by Queen. Christian is also quite the sports fan and has a vast view with his top picks: Steelers (football), Penguins (hockey), Angels (baseball), Guadalajara (soccer-local), and Manchester United (soccer-worldwide). Last but not least, Christian is forever grateful to his father. His father started working as a stock boy/janitor and worked his way up to the top of a company, while never complaining about his work, and simply continued to move along & grow to provide for his family.

  • Ira Garcia
    Service Manager

    Ira is originally from Merecedes, Texas but moved to McAllen, Texas in 2018. He's been around the car world for nearly 10 years, and during that time, he's grown from starting out delivering car parts, to assisting customers as a service advisor, to becoming Service Manager as of 2020. He has a genuine love for machines and how they operate and seeing how it all comes to life from mechanical aspects. Ira likes to spend free time relaxing with his calico cat, Dory and tea cup Chihuahua, Ruby, working on his personal vehicles, building computers, and modifying tech for unique purposes, like fitting a small computer into an Altoids tin to play classic video games! He also spends some free time playing video games like racing games and World of Warcraft on PS4, Xbox One, or his PC. Ira enjoys all kinds of music, but finds himself listening to Deadmau5 most often. In the valley, Ira would highly recommend Mama's Pizzeria-where he believes they have the best Italian lasagna around! Ira would jump at the chance to have dinner with the late Nikola Tesla. Ira full-heartedly believes that Nikola was ahead of his time and loves how he didn't see the future for profit, but instead, for the advancement and betterment of human kind. Ira is also a tinkerer and he finds himself intrigued by they way things work, as well as trying to understand what a designer or inventor was thinking when they created something.

  • Myra Garza
    Title Clerk

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

  • Dustin "MVP" Giusti
    Level 3 Technical Specialist • Top Gun 2017

    Hire Date 8/29/2016 - Dustin was born in San Antonio and lived in Pflugerville and Boerne growing up. 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.

  • Nuriel Godoy
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 10/19/2020 - Nuriel was born in McAllen, Texas and currently resides in Edinburg-his favorite city in the RGV. Nuriel started selling cars when he was just 20 years old and never looked back. He quickly grew fond of the work and just kept moving forward. When he's not working, he enjoys doing anything with his family from watching scary movies and having nerf gun wars with his son to taking his wife out to eat and play games afterwards, or just chilling at home catching up on 90 Day Finacé. He also gets a kick out of laughing every day with his buddies at Audi San Juan. Nuriel enjoys listening to all types of music but when it comes to live music, he prefers going to rock concerts. He's also been out to the Bonnaroo music festival in the past! Nuriel once took his wife to fulfill one of her dreams of seeing elephants up close, and she was able to come back home with a painting done by an elephant, so that definitely tops it for his favorite trip to date. Nuriel also finds time to paint, play fighting games like Tekken, and recall lines from all kinds of movies-especially Ace Ventura When Nature Calls. One day,if given the chance, he'd love to share a meal with Jack Black in hopes that they would both laugh a lot! At home, Nuriel has a comedic, chubby English bulldog named Zeus, who loves being in the AC and laying down anytime you ask him to sit.

  • Rene Gomez
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 10/27/2021 - Rene was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas. In his free time, he loves working out, watching shows on Netflix (Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Money Heist, YOU, and Selling Sunset are his favorites), playing Call of Duty on the PS5, playing & watching sports, and spending as much time as he can by the beach! Speaking of sports, it should be noted that Rene is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys Fan! Additionally, Rene loves all kinds of music and believes there is a perfect song for every single mood. When asked what his favorite restaurant and food is, Rene responded with Red Lobster and Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)! After seeing St. Tropez, France featured on an episode of Emily in Paris, Rene decided that was his dream travel destination because of how gorgeous it looks. At home, Rene has two adorable Min Pin dogs named Dallas and Bambi. FUN FACT: Rene loves Jazz music and listens to it on his drive to and from work. He recommends that you give this a try if you haven't already; you'll thank him later! 

  • Chelsea Gonzales
    Office Manager • Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top 2019

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

  • Lizet Gonzales
    Accounts Payable

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

  • Tiffani Gonzales
    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2022

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

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

  • Ale Gonzalez
    Service Coordinator

    Ale is from Weslaco, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 2017. She day dreams about her future travels and would like to experience a year-round cruise so she could see a little bit of everything! FUN FACT: Ale's favorite food is spaghetti-classic.

  • Evan Gool
    Level 1 Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2022

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

  • Harrison Gool
    Level 1 Helpdesk Technician

    Hire Date 10/24/2022 - Harrison was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and he is excited to be working for Continental Automotive Group! When he's not busy working, Harrison's interests include baseball, playing guitar, and watching movies. His favorite movie of all time has to be none other than Jurassic Park, which he will tell you is the quintessential blockbuster. Harrison also enjoys playing video games and a few of his favorites are Halo, Garry's Mod, and any of the Spider-Man games. When it comes to sports, Harrison roots for the Houston Astros. FUN FACT: If Harrison could vacation to any destination, he would choose Japan for its fascinating culture!

    Harrison's favorite book - Moneyball by Michael Lewis

  • Sheri Gordon
    HR Director, Infrastructure & Risk Manager

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

  • Laura Granger
    Title Clerk

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

  • Ashley Green
    Warranty Payables
    Top Gun 2012, Top Gun 2017

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

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

  • Rebeca C. Guerrero
    Sales Consultant - Top Gun 2020

    Becky is from Brownsville, Texas and started her new adventure in the automotive field in July 2019. Now, from being in the car world, she's sure that her dream car is the Audi A6 Prestige. Away from work, Becky likes to watch movies, attend local events, enjoy delicious tacos, listen to Post Malone, and play basketball! Becky's mom is her hero because not only is she the strongest and most resilient person that she knows, but she also guided Becky to become the person that she is today. I Believe by Pitbull is her favorite song because it's so good and she is ready for everyone to come together to strive for greatness! One of the best places she's been to so far, was Zacatecas, Mexico, and she'd like to go to Colombia in the future. FUN FACT: Becky's favorite movie is Remember the Titans!

  • Phillip Guzman
    Senior Content Producer

    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 of Italian, Greek, and Mexican dishes. A few top picks for Phillip? His favorite song is Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys, he roots for the San Antonio Spurs, and he's a big fan of the movie Miller's Crossing by the Coen Brothers. In fact, if Phillip could invite anyone to dinner, he'd choose the Coen Brothers! In the film world, Phillip is also an admirer of John Cassavetes for the way he chose to invest his own money-made from acting-to create his own really unique independent films. FUN FACT: Phillip and his wife also have three wonderful dogs, Oliver, Arlo, and Hamilton!

  • Jami Hamel
    Graphic Designer

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

    Jami's favorite book - The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

  • Ty Hammonds
    Corporate Controller

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

  • Joy Hardeman
    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman
    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Penelope Elle Hardeman
    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Primrose Holiday Hardeman
    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • 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. William B. grew up in west Austin and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Tiara Hearn
    Level 1 Helpdesk Technician

    Hire Date 09/18/2023 - Tiara was born in Detroit, Michigan, and spent some time living in Georgia and New York prior to moving to Austin, Texas. Her favorite movie is Groundhog Day and she is a die-hard fan of seafood cuisines, especially crab legs. In 2018, Tiara vacationed in Paris, France where she ate amazing food, met some great people, and toured the Louvre Museum. She also got to see the notable Eiffel Tower, which was an incredible experience in itself. At home, Tiara has a cockatiel named Pico! He is the cutest little bird and has recently begun to pick up phrases such as "Kisses", "Good boy", and "You want the kisses".

  • Jason Heimbecker
    Level 1 Helpdesk Technician

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

  • Erick Hernandez
    Express Tech Apprentice

    Hire Date 07/05/2023 - Erick is native to San Juan, and he grew up learning the ins and outs of cars from his father. He has been working in the automotive business since 2020 and loves being presented with new challenges each day. In his free time, Erick enjoys kicking back with a good Xbox video game (Minecraft and Rainbow 6 Seige are his top picks), and his favorite meal is Menudo, a traditional Mexican soup. Erick's favorite place to visit is the beach, and in the future, he hopes to visit Germany to check out the epic race tracks. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose Ken Block. As for some more favorites, Erick roots for the Dallas Cowboys, his favorite movie is Nacho Libre, and his dream Audi vehicle is the R8 v10 Spyder. At home, Erick has 5 cats named Nina, Nina, Chich, Chong, and Gigi! 

    Erick's favorite book - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne  

  • Omar Hernandez
    Parts Specialist - Top Gun 2021, Top Fun 2022

    Omar is from McAllen, Texas, and has been in the automotive world since 2015. He's an outdoors kind of guy and his pastimes include fishing, watching sports, hunting, kicking back with a cold one, taking his wife to dinner, and spending time with his family. Omar loves to spend time around his family and friends-and if possible, he'd love to go to Hawaii and experience pure joy with them. His heroes in life are his parents, and everything he does or has is all thanks to them. Omar could play Sin Bandera's Entra En Mi Vida on his speakers every day, and he'll never tire of the movie La Bamba. Omar is a fan of the Boston Red Sox and he hopes he'll see the Dallas Cowboys win a game this season! FUN FACT: Omar has an English bulldog named Dozer!

  • 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.

  • Genny Hill

    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, their three kids James, Margot, and Reese, and their three dogs. You might recognize her, she's the girl jogging around the neighborhood, pushing a stroller with one hand and holding two dogs with the other. Her favorite things in life are James 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 Hill
    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 9/8/2015 - James' first day on the job was just one week after being born, making him Continental Automotive Group's youngest employee ever. He's been voted "Cutest Employee Ever". Now that James has been accepted to preschool, his presence has decreased, but he still attends monthly management meetings to stay up-to-date on dealership operations. He'll be the one sweeping the floors, pulling parts and detailing cars during his teens. So say hi!

  • Margot Hill
    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 5/22/2017 - Margot weighed only 5 lbs on her first day of work. Like her older brother James, she enjoys greeting customers at CAG coffee bars and cruising around the showroom.

  • Reese Hill
    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Alan Hinojosa
    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 8/4/2021 - Alan is from Palmview, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys playing Call of Duty Warzone or Apex Legends on the PC. His favorite food is tacos because of how versatile they are; pretty much anything can be made into a taco! If he could vacation to any destination, Alan would travel to Paris, France, the city of love! His parents are his heroes because they have always motivated him to excel in anything he chooses to do. The Houston Astros are Alan's favorite sports team, and his favorite movie is Awkward Moment. FUN FACT: Alan has three dogs - two Belgian Malinois named Ryan and Riley, and an American Bulldog named Zeke.

  • Jonathan Holt
    IT Director

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

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

  • Joyce Hornor
    Office Manager

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

  • Bryan Hoskins
    Sales Consultant - Top Gun 2021

    Bryan is originally from Brownsville and now lives in Pharr, though he wouldn't mind becoming a resident of McAllen next! After having been a retail store manager for many years in San Antonio, Bryan was ready to move back to the Rio Grande Valley and give the automotive world a shot in 2008. Away from work, Bryan enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Kristina. Together, they like to shop, eat, and find restaurants with amazing tasting food and some MEAN cocktails! Around the area, he'd recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Republic of Rio Grande, PF Changs, Kumori, Black Beard's, and so many more-just ask him! One day, Bryan would like to take Kristina out to go explore Spain, France, and Italy to traverse the country and experience the old cultures. Bryan would also really like to say thank you his mom and dad for being his heroes in life and for still calling him every other day, just to check in and see how his day went. Overall, Bryan is a genuinely happy person trying to enjoy life and be ready for what comes his way. He's a fun-loving, beach-going, playful person who strives to make sure that others have a great time around him. FUN FACT: Bryan's favorite song is Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi, because the doctor was playing it while his son was being born into the world.

  • Adam Jackson
    Level 1 Helpdesk Technician

    Hire Date 10/12/2022 - Adam is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and has been working in the automotive business since 2019! His interest in vehicles began early on, as he spent a good amount of his childhood in the garage. In his free time, Adam loves exploring national and state parks, and he is well-versed in the Martial Arts world. Many of his evenings include training in Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai! As for some more favorites, Adam loves listening to music by The Weeknd, his top-pick thing about Austin is the food, "The Book of Eli" is his go-to movie, and he roots for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The best vacation Adam has been on was the time he visited the Colorado Rocky Mountains, but he would one day love to visit the Galápagos Islands for their incredible wildlife. If Adam could invite anybody to dinner, he would undoubtedly choose Barack Obama. FUN FACT: At home, Adam has two cats named Mighty and Yhandi!

    Adam's favorite book - The Code of Trust by Cameron Stauth and Robin Dreeke

  • Ari Jardine-Hunt
    Sales Coordinator

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

  • 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.

  • Michael Keck
    System Administrator

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

  • Kumary Keil
    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Julie Kelly
    Wellness Coach

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

  • Megan Lassiter
    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2022

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

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

  • Lisa Litchfield
    Event Coordinator
    Top Gun 2022

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

  • Demetrio Lopez
    Inventory Specialist

    Demetrio is from Edinburg, Texas. His dad taught him about cars growing up, so in 2004, Demetrio decided to get into the industry officially. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time playing with his kids, going dancing with his wife, working on his truck, watching movies, and cooking for his family. He also likes old school video games like NES and SNES. One day, Demetrio would like to visit all kinds of historical places in Spain. He also feels very inspired by Cesar Chavez for all of his labor and effort spent helping those who needed it most. Demetrio also has one cat named Vedis.

  • Joe Lopez Jr.
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 08/03/2022 - Joe comes to us from Donna, Texas, and is excited to be joining the Audi San Juan team! His automotive journey began in 2016 after a friend told him that he should give the car business a try and sell cars. Fast forward to now, he is still sticking with it and has no plans of stopping! When he isn't working, you can find Joe doing anything outdoors like hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, and playing sports. He loves all genres of music, but his all-time favorite artists would have to be Eminem and George Strait. When it comes to food, Joe can never say no to some good seafood! As for some more favorites, Joe's favorite movie is Friday Night Lights, his dream Audi model is the R8, and he roots for the Dallas Cowboys. Joe once visited Garner State Park and says it was the best vacation he has been on thus far, but he would one day love to visit Cancun so he can enjoy the beautiful beach. FUN FACT: At home, Joe has a Great Dane named Sky!

  • Liz Lopez
    Title Clerk

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

  • Ariel Luna
    Accounts Payable

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

  • Clayton Main
    Senior Analytics Engineer • Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Mario Maldonado
    Make Ready
    Top Gun 2022

    Mario is from Mission, TX and he's been working in the automotive field since 2005. Simply put, he loves working with cars! When he's not working, Mario likes to spend time with his family and grab a bite to eat from his favorite place, Pescadería. His last vacation was to Sea World, but he'd like to go up to San Antonio for his next one to see some of the beautiful places there. Mario doesn't like to limit his music taste, so he enjoys switching it up and listening to all kinds of genres.

  • Thalia Maldonado
    Billing Clerk

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

  • Carlos Martin III
    Level 1 Helpdesk Technician

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

    Carlos' favorite book - The Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

  • Chloe McKenna
    Production Coordinator

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

  • Daniela Mendez

    Hire Date 09/05/2023 - Bio coming soon!

  • Annica Mendiola
    Accounts Payable/Receivable

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

    Annica's Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
    "It made me realize nothing is impossible."

  • Alyssa Montes
    Internal Auditor

    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.

  • Jason Moreno
    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 11/24/2021 - Jason is from Santa Rosa and is very excited to be part of CAG! He has been officially working in the automotive world for over two years but vehicles have always been a huge part of his life. At home, Jason and his wife are proud parents of their newborn baby boy. Jason's favorite vacation trip was when he traveled to South Padre with his wife, but he would love to travel to France so they can recreate a picture that he got her at the beginning of their relationship! In his free time, Jason loves partaking in outdoor activities like hunting and fishing, but he also enjoys relaxing with a good movie (Shaun of the Dead is his personal favorite) or a game of Skyrim on the PS4. Rocky Balboa is Jason's hero because of his famous motivational speech "It Aint About How Hard you Hit", and if he could enjoy dinner with anyone, Jason would not hesitate to invite his grandparents that passed away. FUN FACT: Jason's dream car is the Audi Rs5.

  • Juan C. Moreno
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 09/13/2023 - JC is originally from Victoria Tamaulipas, Mexico, and he has many years of experience in automotive. When he's not busy delivering first-class experiences to his clients, JC enjoys cooking and watching soccer. His favorite foods are lentils and tacos, and he roots for the Club America FC. The best place JC has traveled to is Acapulco, and in the future, he hopes to visit Alaska so he can experience what real cold weather feels like. JC's heroes are his parents because they always put family first, and if he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose his late godfather Gerardo. FUN FACT: JC's favorite Audi vehicle is the R8!  

  • Christy Morgan
    Sales Coordinator

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

    Christy's favorite book - Forgiving What You Can't Forget by Lysa TerKeurst

  • Jill Moyer
    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.

  • Javier Munoz

    Javier was born and raised in Zacatecas, Mexico and currently resides in McAllen, Texas. He enjoys working with cars and first joined the automotive world in 2013. When he's not working, Javier loves to practice sports, but his heart lies with playing soccer the most. While his favorite song is Hotel California by the Eagles, Javier listens all types of music including English/Spanish rock bands, Nórteño Banda, and Mariachi. Javier hopes to vacation in Miami in the near future to explore the beautiful beaches. A dedicated family man, Javier states that his spouse and the rest of his family are truly the engine that drives him through his everyday life. He adores getting to socialize with them and his close friends, plus, he likes to meet new people, too!

  • Jose Munoz

    Hire Date 08/17/2022 - Jose has always found Paris to be a gorgeous city and would love to take a vacation there one day! In his free time, Jose enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his adorable dog named Grizzly. FUN FACT: Jose's dream Audi vehicle would have to be the 2023 R8 Convertible - great choice! 

    Jose's favorite book - The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Joshua Waitzkin

  • Jackie Orewiler
    HR Assistant Manager • Top Gun 2017

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

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

  • Michelle Overton
    Office Manager

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

  • Jessica Palomares
    Billing Clerk

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

  • Jose Palomo
    Parts Specialist

    Hire Date 10/4/2021 - Jose was born in Ilinois and the two things he misses the most from there, are pizza places called Pizza King and Monicles. Jose has worked in the automotive field since 2013 and knew it was something he wanted to do per a love of car since he was young. When he's not working, Jose likes to do anything outdoors, listen to all kinds of music - especially heavy metal, play his electric 7-string guitar, and do some PC gaming. Most of vacation days are spent traveling back to IL to visit his mother, but in the future, he'd love to take a trip to anywhere outside of IL or TX for an entirely new adventure. Jose is very thankful for his parents as he wouldn't be where he is today without them. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he'd have to choose his deceased little brother, Isaac, so that he could truly get to know him and see what he would have been like. At home, Jose has two dogs and a cat: Cookie, Muffin, and Stubby. FUN FACT: Jose would love to own an Audi A6 3.0, S6, or RS6.

  • Chayse Pearson
    Applicant Tracking Lead

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

  • Ashley Pennington
    Title Clerk - Top Gun 2021

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

  • Shelby Rae
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 - Shelby is a human Swiss army knife.

  • Justin Ray
    Title Clerk

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

  • Hilary Razo
    Title Clerk

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

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

  • 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. 

  • Octavio Rivas
    Finance Manager

    Octavio was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Mexico City. He decided to join the team at Audi in 2014 because of his passion for the brand and also the performance history that is part of these vehicles-plus, he loves to hear the stories from his customers who also love driving Audis. Fitting enough, his dream car is the Audi RS7, a true beast on the roads! When he's not working, Octavio has fun swimming, biking, walking, and talking with his kids and his wife. There's never enough quality time with them! Octavio grew up during the "Rock of Espanol" era so some of his favorites are Caifanes, Soda Estereo, Los Toreros Muertos, Los Amantes de Lola, Fobia, and so many more! In the future, Octavio would enjoy getting to visit Italy-specifically the little town where his mother was born. Octavio was lucky to learn many good habits from his father, and he wishes that he could see him just once more so that he could meet his grandchildren. Octavio lives by a simple principle: smile and be happy! Life can sometimes turn down the wrong direction, but the only way people will be pleased to remember you, is if you always have a big smile on your face. 

  • Javier Rivera
    HR Specialist

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

  • Ronnie Rivera

    Ronnie is from Brazil and he's been a part of the automotive world since 2018.  He hopes to be able to go back to Brazil and visit, as it's the only place he is able to speak Portuguese, which is something that he genuinely loves to do. In his free time, Ronnie produces music, reads, spins poi, and loves on his three pets; cats, Mimosa and Zady, and his dog, Spike. His mom is the reason that he is who he is today and she is the most special person in the world to him. FUN FACT: Ronnie is an extremely deep thinker and loves to think about religious topics.

  • Luis Rodriguez
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 3/7/2022 - Luis is from Harlingen, Texas, and loves going to the gym and visiting the beach in his free time! He likes all kinds of music, but when it comes to food, Luis' favorite restaurant is Joe's Crab Shack. He once visited Japan, which was amazing, but Luis would one day love to visit Australia for its beautiful beaches and to meet new people. Luis roots for the San Francisco 49ers and his favorite Audi model is the R8. At home, Luis has two adorable pugs named Mac and Cheese! FUN FACTS: Luis is always down to challenge anyone to a lift-off in the gym and he is a huge Star Wars fan!

  • 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 Texas. 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. 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 CAG 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."

  • Joey Rosales
    Technician - Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 2/3/2021 - Joey has been around the automotive industry since 2002. When he's not at work, he enjoys working on project cars and projects around the house and grants himself some time to also kick back and play Gran Turismo Sport on his PS4. At home, Joey and his wife have seven dogs: five bullmastiffs (Helga, Sid, Odin, Siren, and Misha) and two Chihuahuas (Shino and Nomaki). Joey always looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and kids.

  • Jasmine Sanchez
    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Trinity Sanders
    HR Administrative Assistant

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

    Trinity's favorite book - Atomic Habits by James Clear

  • Dalila Sandoval
    Warranty Clerk - Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021, Top Gun 2022

    Dalila is from Weslaco, TX and first joined the automotive industry back in '97. She originally started out as a cashier & filling clerk and even though she spent some time away, the automotive world just called out to her-so here she is! Enjoying life while continuing to assist the Service Department, loving the work she does. When she's not at work, Dalila enjoys spending time with her two boys at the beach, going to the movies, and doing a little country dancing on the weekends. Her favorite restaurant is Hyashi Sushi & Grill, where you can't go wrong with the lobster tail and shrimp (or the cucumber martinis)! If she could invite anyone to dinner, Dalila would have chosen her mother. Since her mom has passed away, Dalila misses their conversations, shared laughs, and mani/pedi adventures. At home, Dalila has two female miniature schnauzers: Misty and May, who love their noisy toys and running across the backyard.

  • Jim Schankel
    Billing Clerk

    Hire Date 7/21/2021 - Jim in from Cypress, Texas. Outside of work, he's big into being outdoors for activities like cycling and camping. His most fond travel memories come from a Hawaiian cruise he ventured.

  • Justin Sherman
    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 4/14/2022 - Justin is originally from Weslaco, Texas but is currently living in Edinburg. When he's not working, he enjoys playing outdoor sports like basketball, baseball, and golf with his son Aiden. He also enjoys shopping with his wife Priscilla, playing video games (his top picks are Halo Infinite on Xbox and Onward with Oculus Quest 2) and when the opportunity arises, Justin loves to go hunting and fishing. When it comes to food, Justin's favorite restaurants are Yardhouse and Republic of the Rio Grande. When asked about his favorite meal, Justin was torn between Greek Chicken and Cheesy Goulash! One day, Justin would love to travel to Italy for its authentic food and beautiful scenery. Justin loves music, and his favorite band would have to be Maroon 5;  they have so many different songs and each album always has something new to look forward to! FUN FACTS: Justin has a German Shepherd puppy named Cooper, as well as an Amazon Parrot! Also, his top pick Audi model is the RSQ8!

  • Timothy Shook
    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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

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

  • Sean Sousa
    Cash Management
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2022

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

  • Eric Steyer
    Junior Analytics Engineer

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

  • Hannah Swayn
    Hiring Specialist

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

  • Juan Tanguma
    Parts Manager - Top Gun 2020

    Juan is from Mission, Texas and has worked in the automotive field since 2012. When he's away from work, Juan can be found listening to all kinds of music and BBQing, hanging out with his family and friends, playing some Playstation games with his girls, and poppin' the top of a cold one to beat the Texas heat. His favorite meal is soy chicken, lovingly made by his wonderful wife. Juan is a fan of driving and he jumps at the chance to visit his family in Oklahoma as often as possible. One day, he'd love to drive the roads all across America to see as much of the country as possible. Juan's father passed away when he was young and he watched as his strong mom did everything to raise 3 boys, even after working full days. Having lost his father so early though, Juan would choose to share a meal with his dad just to be able to talk with him again. Juan also finds the time to enjoy sports and roots for the Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, and the Houston Astros. FUN FACT: Juan's favorite movie is a comedy classic-Grandma's Boy!

  • 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. She works out regularly and describes her style as straightforward. She takes the TV show Ghost Whisperer quite seriously and is overcoming an unfounded fear of non-physical spirits.

  • Emily Upton
    Sales Coordinator

    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.

  • Oscar Vazquez Parra
    Top Gun 2022

    Hire Date coming soon! - Oscar is from Port Isabel and recalls fond memories from his childhood of helping his father and grandfather work on cars. Fast forward to now, he has been working in the automotive industry for about 10 years and is very excited to be joining the Audi San Juan team! When Oscar isn't working on vehicles, he enjoys watching/playing soccer and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters. Texas Roadhouse is his all-time favorite dining spot, and tacos are his go-to meal. Oscar's favorite vacation he's been on thus far was when he and his family went to San Antonio, but he would one day love to travel back home to Mexico to admire the beautiful scenery. FUN FACT: At home, Oscar has an adorable Maltipoo dog named Manchas! 

  • Renee Velasco
    Sales Coordinator

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

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

  • Stephanie Verduzco
    Inventory Clerk

    Hire Date 02/27/2023 - Stephanie originates from California, and her hunger for a new learning experience inspired her to join the automotive industry in 2023. She loves Texas because everyone is so warm and welcoming here. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling and hanging out at the park with her two Shih Tzus, Leo and Mika. The best place she has traveled to is definitely Paris, and one day, she would love to visit Italy and Japan to experience the unique cultures and delicious foods. Stephanie's two favorite foods are sushi and pasta. If she could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Taylor Swift because she seems fun to be around. Stephanie's favorite Taylor Swift song is All Too Well (10-minute version), and her top pick movie is The Aristocats.

    Stephanie's favorite book - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Frank Villarreal
    Service Advisor - Top Gun 2021

    Frank is from Mission, Texas and has been involved in the car scene since 2001-the man just likes cars! When he's not working, Frank enjoys spending time with family at home, biking, grabbing a bite to eat from Santa Fe Steak House with his wife, fishing and playing a little Xbox with his sons, rooting for the 49ers, and hanging out with his dog, Kobe. He could listen to George Strait everyday and his favorite song is The Cowboy Rides Away. Frank's favorite movie is Christmas Vacation and he's inspired most by Superman and how his powers are incredible-plus, he always wins. 

  • Jesse Villarreal, Jr.
    Level 2 Technical Specialist • Top Gun 2019

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

  • Grace Watson
    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2022

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

  • Catalina Wells
    Title Clerk

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

  • Morgan White
    Accounts Payable

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

  • Katie Wotipka
    Accounting Assistant - Top Gun 2018

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

  • Julie Young
    Accounts Payable

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

    Julie's favorite book - Loving Someone with ADHD by Susan Tschudi