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Sam grew up right down the road in Mission, Texas. He’s been in the automotive industry for over 25 years and started out working for his family’s dealership. In his free time, he loves to watch movies like Star Wars, or head out to travel to any place with a beach! As a certified scuba diver, Thailand is the next stop on his travel list. Sam is a Coldplay and U2 kind of guy, who is always down for any kind of BBQ or a Dallas Cowboys game. He also has a sweet rescue cat named Rose. One day, Sam would like to own his dream car, the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing! FUN FACT: Sam is an aspiring private pilot!
Aaron is from Mission, Texas. He has always had a passion for high-performance vehicles and is continually thrilled to be a part of the team that represents the Mercedes-Benz brand. He currently has an E 300, and someday, he would love to own a CLS 63. When he’s not working, Aaron enjoys working out, running, fishing, barbecuing, and spending time with his family–especially playing with his kids at the pool. Aaron and his family have an English Bulldog, Rambo, who is great with his kids, and they all love how intelligent and funny he is! You can find Aaron rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, 24/7!
Adan was born and raised right here in San Juan! He’s been in the automotive industry since 2010 and has been with Mercedes-Benz since 2015. Adan could eat chicken alfredo for every meal and he loves to listen to all kinds of music, from oldies to rock to country. You may find him dramatically saying “I’m your huckleberry,” as his favorite movie is a classic one, Tombstone. Even though Adan’s from right here in San Juan, somehow he is a big fan of the San Francisco 49ers! When Adan’s away from work, he enjoys going places with his family, taking his kids fishing, and playing video games like Super Smash Bros and Mortal Kombat on his PS4 or Nintendo Switch.
Hire Date 7/8/2020 – Adrian has been in the automotive world since 2017 and his dream Mercedes-Benz is the GT S. When he’s not at work, Adrian enjoys hanging out with and taking his kids to new places. Adrian’s daughter also plays softball and is a senior this year, so the sport is special for her to play and for him to root for her, more than ever now. He also loves to get out and BBQ with his dad and uncles, always cherishing any time he is able to be around them. Once a week, Adrian also does his best to fit in a game of golf. He could listen to King George Strait everyday, and when it comes to professional sports, Adrian is a Boston Red Sox fan! Adrian is also a pizza connoisseur, and enjoys both trying and comparing different pizzas. One day, he’d like to road trip up to Amarillo to see Cadillac Ranch and eat a 72 oz steak at The Big Texan, then maybe fit in a nap and next, continue the road trip on to the Grand Canyon! Superman may be his favorite fictional superhero, but in real life, Adrian looked up to his Grandfather. Now that he’s older, he wishes that he could have asked him so many more questions. FUN FACT: His favorite movie is the racing classic, Days of Thunder. “Harry, I’m dropping the hammer!”
Hire Date 10/7/2010 – Now what you need to know about Adriana Torres is that she used to be a hot blooded professional with exceptionally high standards in the realm of professional video gaming. Originally she was thinking about going pro in her budding Soccer career straight out of high school, but later found her calling playing video games at a competitive level. Her stunned soccer sponsors were not available for comment.. She won so many gaming trophies that her family had no more garage space and were forced to park on the street. She has since sold the trophies and moved on with her life to look for her next conquest. Adriana found an opening here at CAG and seized the opportunity for a good challenge working in the intense world of automotive accounting where she could use her awesome focus and memory to succeed. In her free time, Adriana hones her dancing abilities (currently she’s developing her Latin and Tejano styles) and hangs out with her funny, energetic daughter Elaina. Elaina was the honored recipient of the “23rd Annual Continental Automotive Group’s Wittiest Child Award” last August and is favored to win again this year! Adriana and Elaina are both members of Chocoholics Anonymous, but have not attended a meeting in the last six months…the two are also known as the “devious duo” by their close friends and family.
Hire Date 12/7/2020 – Aline (ah-leen-E) was born in Boston and raised in Austin. This is her first time in the automotive industry and she’s happy to be learning and getting to have a first hand experience with automotive filmmaking. Outside of work, Aline enjoys hanging out with family and friends, singing at karaoke nights, being outdoors, traveling, and playing with dogs & Loki, her African pygmy hedgehog. Aline’s favorite meal is the chicken pesto from The North Italia, and speaking of food – Italy is one place at the top of her travel list thanks to the divine dishes available there. Second on her travel list is Greece, to live out her Mamma Mia fantasies! Around Austin, Aline’s favorite thing is the people. She loves that everyone here has a true love for Austin and keeping it weird. Her greatest inspiration is her brother, Lucas! Lucas stepped up when he was 18 years old and Aline was just 7. Lucas did all he could to take care of her and she is thankful for the great strength and selflessness shown as he put his life aside to help her.
Hire Date 2/24/2020 – Alison is from Lockhart, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 1977. She originally got into the business because she thought it would be interesting–here we are now, still interested in the automotive world! When she’s not working, Alison enjoys hanging out with her kids and grandkids, cooking, gardening, working out, walking the neighborhood, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Zoe. In Austin, Alison loves that everybody is friendly and that the city is beautiful with plenty to do. Her hero is her Pastor: Pastor Randy Phillips, because he is simply “a good man and an awesome Pastor.” Alison roots for the Texas Aggies and someday she’d like to soak up the beauty of Costa Rica.
Hire Date 10/15/2016 – Alyssa was raised in Austin, and is happy to call it her home. She currently splits her time between working and attending Concordia University with a major in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her Pomeranian named Dory, and going downtown.
Hire Date 4/29/2020 – Amanda is from Pharr, Texas. When she isn’t busy working, Amanda is busy living! She enjoys traveling, working out, grabbing a bite to eat at Shoguns, and attending concerts. So far, her favorite place to explore was Iceland where she had an absolute epic vacation, and she is looking forward to visiting Egypt in her future. Coldplay also put on the best concert that she’s seen so far! If she could invite anyone to dinner, she’d be stuck trying to narrow it down between two greats: Selena and Kobe Bryant. Amanda is quite the sports junkie and her favorite teams are the Golden State Warriors, Dallas Cowboys, and the New York Yankees. At home, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two beautiful kittens, Gingi & Meims. FUN FACT: Amanda’s Mercedes-Benz dream car is definitely the G-Wagon.
Hire Date 4/6/2015 – Ana is a smart young lady who graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelors in Food Service Management and an Associates in Baking and Pastry Arts. Ana and her furbaby Sami have traveled up and down the East Coast but their hearts are deep in the heart of Texas! You can find Ana by the sparkle in her eyes or pretty much anywhere on her. Ana was proud to announce the arrival of her first born son on July 1st, 2016. She welcomed her sweet baby boy, Andrew Angel.. look out world!
Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Ana is originally from California but has been living in Austin since 2007. She has a young daughter who is the light of her life. When she’s off, her and her daughter spend quality time together and enjoy walking along the greenbelt and hiking. Ana loves chocolate and would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if she could!
Hire Date 9/21/2020 – Andrew is from Mission, Texas and has been in the automotive parts industry since 2013. When he’s not working he likes listening to Avenged Sevenfold, hanging out with his cats and pitbull (Señor Fluffy Buns), enjoying a filet mignon meal from Santa Fe, and playing video games on his PC, like Halo, COD, Gears of War, and Doom. Andrew also roots for the Halo Pro team, Envy. Andrew has a few heroes, some fictional like Frank Castle and Bruce Wayne, and some living like Keanu Reeves and Matthew McConaughey. One of the best trips Andrew ever went on was a journey to South Carolina for a paintball event that ended with an additional trek over to Central Park, New York. There are a few places he’d like to visit: the next one within the US – Colorado; Japan for the anime scene; and Italy for the pizza! FUN FACT: Andrew also has a degree in design and technical graphics.
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. FUN FACT: Annica’s dream car is a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter! The ultimate family hauling vehicle.
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.
Antonio is from San Benito, Texas. He loves to go fishing and his favorite place he’s traveled to was Peru. Antonio likes to watch boxing, play Heman, and listen to Marcos Witt. Antonio also has two pets that he adores, Tigre and Burro.
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. Her ideal situation would be driving her kids to the beach while playing Incubus, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Eminem on the radio through the speakers of a black on black Mercedes-Benz E Wagon. Ashley likes traveling and loved the time she spent in Puerto Rico, and can’t wait for the day she can go Santorini, Greece! FUN FACT: Ashley is a fan of old school Nintendo/Super Nintendo, Deadpool, and anything and everything Marvel!
Hire Date 1/14/2019 – Ben grew up wake surfing and snowboarding in Reno, NV, and headed to Austin in April 2017 for more job opportunities and a better economy. He’s always been a car guy and is fond of all kinds of racing, the F1 and performance car world, and keeping up with cars in general. Ben’s also quite the adrenaline junkie and one day, he’d like to give wingsuit base jumping a shot. Apart from his work with CAG, Ben is also a videographer–and a foodie–and his youtube channel (@sirbenv) combines both of those facts! He draws a lot of inspiration from Bach, Bobby Flay, Bowie, and Warhol.
Hire Date 10/26/2020 – Bianca has lived in the Austin area since 2015, considers ATX to be her dream city, and even has a tattoo of the skyline! She has been in the car community since she was about 15 years old, loves everything fast, and has started successful, local Austin car meets and groups since moving here. Growing her following as a professional automotive photographer and local Austin blogger, she has honed in on the craft of digital marketing but is always learning every single day! If she’s not on a computer, behind a lens, or trying the new, hot spots in Austin, she’s most likely powerlifting in her garage gym.
Hire Date 1/31/2020 – Briana is an Austinite and her favorite thing about Austin is the ample availability of so many great kinds of food! When asked about her favorite meal, Briana replied with “PIZZA IS LIFE.” A few of Briana’s favorite things: trying new restaurants, anything outdoors, and chasing her tiny human (son) around. Briana spent an amazing vacation in the Dominican Republic and at home, Briana has three Huskies: Kimber, Cabela, and Ayva.
Candelario is from Edinburg, Texas. He likes working with Mercedes-Benz and his favorite car is the S 550. Candelario loves to grab a bite to eat at Cracker Barrel, listen to the Eagles, and watch movies. His favorite movie is The Exorcist so it’s safe to assume he’s a horror/thriller kind of guy, and his favorite song is Hotel California. Candelario loves to watch soccer and hang out with his pets, Marley and Turco.
Hire Date 2/18/2020 – Carolina is a San Juan native. She likes to spend her free time playing billiards, throwing darts, and bowling. Carolina really loves to play sports and spend as much time as possible outdoors to soak up the sun and fresh air. She doesn’t have a favorite band or artist and loves all kinds of music. Carolina likes to enjoy seafood and terrine meals and is always open to trying new foods. When she needs a break to hang out indoors, Carolina enjoys romantic films and chick-flicks, with her top three being: Titanic, The Notebook, and The Vow. One day, Carolina would love to go to Switzerland for it’s beautiful and peaceful settings and hopes to cross off Paris from her list as well.
Hire Date 5/26/2016 – Cassandra started out as a receptionist for the company but always had one eye on the Marketing department. She has always loved to be creative and enjoyed showcasing her talents in drawing, sketching, and designing. When given the opportunity, she would volunteer for anything involving Macho Marketing to get her name out there. After two years of working for CAG, a position in the Marketing department opened up. They hired her on as a graphic designer and she has been living the dream ever since!
Hire Date 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!
Hire Date 12/10/2020 – Chloe is from Los Angeles, California. She moved to Texas in 2015, and she’s grateful that everyone was so nice and welcoming. She’s been a big fan of cars since she got her first car when she turned 16. When she’s not bust working, Chloe enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, and singing every now and again, too. As of the end of 2020, Spotify told her that her most listened to artists were Blackbear and Dua Lipa. She thinks volleyball is the best sport, she’s always down for a chicken sandwich, and Pretty Woman is her favorite movie because of how much she loves Julia Roberts. Chloe is an animal lover and has two mini Australian shepherds, Jasper and Bailey, as well as a golden retriever/chow mix, named Shandy. At the top of her travel list, you’ll find England and Ireland as that’s where most of her family lineage is from. Chloe is her own hero, because even through many challenges in her path, she always gets through them and doesn’t let them slow her down.
Hire Date 3/1/2013 – Cindy grew up in Corpus Christi, studied at Del Mar College, joined the US Navy, then ventured into the skies to be a flight attendant. She lives with her husband Jeff, their awesome daughter Alexis and some high energy Weimaraners! To unwind, Cindy enjoys running, swimming, hosting any kind of a party, and wishes to play tennis more than time currently permits.
Hire Date 8/21/2017 – Clayton was born and raised in the San Antonio area and moved to Austin in February 2016. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games on his PS4 and sometimes his PC. He’s really looking forward to Destiny 2! Clayton used to spend a fair amount of time bouldering (indoor rock climbing) at places like Austin Bouldering Project and Crux Climbing Center. His top goal on his bucket list is to go to space, but not as an astronaut, and have “crazy amounts of money” is a close second. You could say that they go hand-in-hand. FUN FACT: Clayton can type out the first 101 numbers of Pi – from memory!
Hire Date 10/12/2015 – Clayton got his first job when he was 16, working in his grandfather’s sawmill. Not exactly the most common start for someone who wood later move into IT, but we at CAG are thrilled to our roots that he decided to branch out and leaf that life behind him. After logging countless hours on his personal machine, Clayton moved into the IT field. He started with just a few relatives but quickly became the go-to computer guy for his entire family tree. Even his old-fashioned grandfather saw the need for someone with his command of the information logging road we call “The Internet,” and gave him the okay to follow his passion! Clayton is a model IT technician. When we put him on a project, he never stops forest until he’s finished and is rarely completely stumped.
Cosme is from Mexico and has been around the car world since 2013. He really enjoys working with cars, and any Mercedes-Benz is his dream car! When he’s not at work, he likes to watch soccer–especially Cruz Azul, listen to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, and watch scary movies. Cosme has three dogs, Wiston the corgi, Mimi the chihuahua, and Speicher the German Sheperd. Someday, Cosme would like to go to Rome.
David is from Alamo, Texas. He was in the Army from 2006-2009. David’s been in the automotive world since 2011, all the while, he’s been working toward completing school for higher education. The E-Class is his favorite Mercedes-Benz and he’d recommend it to anyone. David enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing video games like GTA for fun. His favorite movie is Terminator 2, and he likes to listen to AFI, with his favorite song being Valkyrie Missile by Angels and Airwaves. David got to take his daughter on a wonderful trip to Disney World, and in the future, he’d love to travel to Norway to absorb the sights and immerse himself in their culture. His grandpa is his hero as he has been through the death of his wife and one of his children, but has still managed to smile all the same. David also has a great German shepard/boxer mix named Speicher.
David is from Harlingen, Texas and likes to spend his free time fishing. His favorite movie is The Three Amigos and he likes to play Madden on PlayStation. If you can’t tell from his photo, David is a big fan of the sports teams in Houston!
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.
Deyanira is from Edinburg, Texas and she’s been in the automotive industry since 2004. When she’s not working, she enjoys painting and trying to keep her two Boxers from destroying anything they find. Her favorite restaurant is Olive Garden, and someday, Deyanira would like to visit Hawaii for the amazing beaches there.
Hire Date 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.
Hire Date 3/11/2020 – Dylan is a local Austinite. When he’s not working, he likes grabbing a bite to eat from Maggianos, hanging out with his German Shepherd/Husky mix Diesel, and hitting Lake Austin to take out the boat and relax. One day, Dylan would like to go to Thailand as that’s where his Grandma is from–plus, the beaches look stunning!
Hire Date 8/5/2019 – Emily is from Childress, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys going hiking and refurbishing furniture. She’s also down to get a bite to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings, any day–and highly recommends the dry rub hot wings. Emily’s hero is her strong-hearted and free-spirited, Papaw Thomas. If she could, she would love to have another meal with him, as well as her late boyfriend, Shane Warren. Emily would love to visit Israel for the copious amounts of history and the cultures that originated there. In Austin, she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, Gypsy and Cowboy, watching her favorite movie Pretty Woman, and listening to classic rock like “Take it Easy” by the Eagles.
Hire Date 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.
Enrique is a native of San Juan. He loves to listen to Manuel Bonilla play classical guitar, root for the 49ers, spend time with his family, and give some good pets to his yellow lab, Flake. Enrique is also a huge fan of Lee Jun-fan (Bruce Lee) for his amazing mastery of martial arts. He once went to vacation in Washington, and can’t wait for the day that he can travel over to Israel to explore its geography and learn more about the culture there. If he could own any Mercedes-Benz, he would absolutely get an E 63! FUN FACT: Enrique’s favorite video game is Namco’s Galaga–classic style!
Hire Date 4/7/2021 – Erbey is an Austinite who loves the people here more than anything else. He enjoys being a team player and keeping up the facilities so the rest of the teams at CAG can do their best. He applies a passed down piece of wisdom from his dad every day: any and everything has a way to be accomplished. When he’s not working, Erbey enjoys riding his motorcycle, listening to live music, eating oysters from Captain Benny’s, and putting his family first – “happy wife, happy life” is his motto! He also enjoys listening to The Beatles and no longer plays video games, thanks to the fact that he can no longer beat his kids. Erbey would like to visit Spain someday, definitely to check out the food scene. At home, Erbey and his family have two dogs: a feisty little yorkie named Harley, and the friendliest pitbull, Gucci.
Eric is from Edinburg, Texas and he roots for the Dallas Cowboys. When he’s not working, Eric likes to go fishing or head out to the gun range. He also spends a good amount of time with his Doberman, Hunter.
Frank is from the RGV and has been in the automotive world since 2013. When he’s not working, he likes to hang out with his family, try all kinds of new foods, play Witcher 3 on his PS4, root for the Chicago Bulls, sit back to watch Taxi Driver, or listen to some music like Blink 182 or Johnny Cash. Frank’s grateful to his dad for always showing him a strong, hard-working mentality and a positive attitude! Going camping with his family was one of his fondest memories, and someday Frank hopes to visit Switzerland for the beautiful landscapes there. If he could choose any Mercedes-Benz, he’d get a 2019 G 63, blue with the saddle brown interior, and carbon-fiber trim.
Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Genny was born and raised in Austin, and after earning her degree in Finance and Spanish at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, she returned to Austin to work in investment banking. After two years, she decided to join the family business and has split her time between several of our dealerships. Genny enjoys spending time with her teddy bear of a husband, little James, sweet baby Margot, and their three dogs. You might recognize her, she’s the girl jogging around the neighborhood, pushing a stroller with one hand and holding two dogs with the other. Her favorite things in life are James and Margot, who come to the dealership with her almost every day and love to smile at everyone that stops by their office to say hi.
Geo was born in Miami, raised in Honduras, and then made it right over here to McAllen. Geo is bilingual and enjoys working in the automotive industry as he has grown more since he’s been with Mercedes-Benz and is happy to be a part of the best brand out there! When’s he not working, Geo likes working out, playing soccer (go Barcelona!), and going to the theatre to see movies. If it didn’t interfere with his love of the gym and soccer, Geo would have Chipotle and Chick-fil-A every day. Geo also enjoys playing video games like FIFA, Mortal Kombat, and Dragon Ball FighterZ, and has an appreciation for the Matrix thanks to it being the movie that started special effects! His dream car is an E 63 S because it’s as elegant as it is fast. Geo’s been to Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and would like to visit Europe next. Geo looks up to his mom for always lending a smile, motivating him, and for being one of the most hardworking people he’s known thus far. He also looked up to his late father and wishes that he could enjoy one more dinner with him.
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Gigi is an Austinite. She loves how accepting and supportive the community is, especially the way everyone comes together in difficult times. Now at CAG, she is excited for the plethora of opportunities for growth & self-development while also thrilled to be working alongside such a fantastic team. When she’s not working, Gigi likes to exercise, go to dance classes, find great Chinese food places, play some video games like Mario Kart and Just Dance, and explore coffee shops around town with her fiancé. He motivates her by the way he always strives to improve himself and those around him, and the way he inspires her to believe in herself and work diligently toward accomplishing her goals. Together they are planning on getting married in Cancun and hope to visit France and Italy someday. At home, they have two dogs: a great Pyrenees mix named Xena and a cavalier King Charles named Harley. FUN FACT: Gigi teaches Spanish in a class offered to all of our CAG Employees. (Class is at 10 AM on Wednesdays and for anyone interested, you can email Gigi through your work email!)
Hire Date 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.
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Hector is from Monterrey, Mexico and he’s been working in the automotive field since 2008. He enjoys working for Mercedes-Benz of San Juan and would choose an E 63 as his dream car. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. When he’s not working, Hector loves to listen to Mexican music, eat Mexican food, take his German shepherd on walks, watch Spiderman, cheer for Club América, and play video games like Fifa. If he could take anyone to dinner, he’d take his wife and his mom.
Homer is from Texas and he loves to go bowling in his free time. He’s been around the automotive world since 2012, and the G 550 is by far his favorite Mercedes-Benz. He could eat pizza and listen to Led Zeppelin every day. He’s also a Trekkie, a huge fan of the song “Slippin’ into Darkness”, and he roots for the 49ers when it comes to football. Homer’s favorite vacation to date was the time he went to Mexico City, and Mexico, but he’d like to travel out to California to see the majority of his family. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he would choose his aunt Dora Pena, as she was always his favorite and he would love to talk to her once more.
Meet Beto, aka Mercedes-Benz of San Juan’s Big Teddy Bear. He’s from right up the road in Mission, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 2003. Always having been a car enthusiast and a people person, Beto started out in sales and made his way up to finance. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, playing Madden on his Xbox, going to family barbeques, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, listening to all kinds of music, and going on vacations. His favorite vacation so far was to Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, and Beto hopes to visit Italy next to learn a thing or two about the Italian sports cars and factories. Beto has been influenced in his day to day work from his hardworking mother. She was a single parent who raised five kids and always worked hard to make sure her family had everything they needed. FUN FACT: Beto’s dream car is an E 63!
Hire Date 5/18/2020 – Hunter is an Austinite whose favorite thing about the city is the nature. He loves that he can be around the business of the city while still being very close to nature and that he literally gets to see it every day. Hunter’s dad’s side of the family is and has been very involved in the automotive industry, dating back to his great grandfather, and now, Hunter’s getting in on the industry himself. When he’s not working, Hunter likes self-proclaimed “nerd stuff” like playing video games, tabletop games, and fantasy and sci-fi genres. He also likes to spend time with his dog, Jack and going swimming in the summertime. Dick Grayson (aka Nightwing and the Original Robin of the Batman series) is his hero–equipped with some qualities that Hunter really admires, especially the way he continually managed to stay optimistic and happy about life despite all the bad things that have happened to him along the way. Lupe Fiasco is Hunter’s favorite artist to listen to, with “Mural” being his favorite song. Hunter also roots for the Houston Rockets. FUN FACT: Hunter grew up swimming competitively and also coached from 16 to 22 years old.
Isaiah was born and raised in Pharr and currently resides in Edinburg, Texas. He’s been in automotive internet sales since 2008 and he really enjoys what he does! When he’s not working, Isaiah likes to try new foods, cook and bbq, go hunting, fishing, kayaking, and some gardening, too. The last gaming system that Isaiah rocked was the SEGA Genesis, back when he had no bills! He also really enjoys being active and does all kinds of activities like cycling, running marathons, obstacle course runs, Crossfit, and is looking forward to triathlons and ultra races. One day, Isaiah would like to travel to Australia to see the wildlife, the scenery, and try driving on the other side of the road! He’s also extremely grateful for his mom. She is and will always be his hero. Her faith has always driven them and shown him better outcomes than he could have imagined. She is a big reason why he pushes himself to always become better and strive to work for what’s beyond his sight. Isaiah and his wife have a wonderful miniature schnauzer named Penny.
Israel is from Weslaco, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 2010. He likes to go camping and fishing, and he travels when he has the time. Israel also has all kinds of pets and claims that there are just too many to list!
Ivan was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico and raised in Pharr, Texas. Before getting into the automotive industry in 2008, he worked in the medical field. Ivan loves BBQ and enjoys grilling as much as possible outside of work. His favorite movie is Halloween and he roots for the Greenbay Packers. Ivan also has 5 cats! Four of them are inside cats only, October, Butters, Spike, and Tigger, and one outside cat, Garfield.
Hire Date 6/1/2009 – Jacki was born and raised in El Paso, TX. Looking for more adventure and opportunities, she officially began calling Austin home in 2004. Jacki now has 3 sons who keep her life very interesting and extremely busy, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! In their spare time, they like to hang out with their “giant” Chihuahua mix, Marley (another boy), going to the greenbelt, hitting up music festivals, farmers markets, and exploring all that Austin has to offer. One day Jacki hopes to travel the world.
Hire Date 7/4/2016 – Jackie was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She has a chihuahua mix and golden retriever puppy that take up most of her time on the weekends. In her free time, Jackie enjoys sudoku, hiking, watching movies, and anything to do with dogs!
Hire Date 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 Mercedes-Benz 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.”
Jaime is originally from Yakima, Washington and he moved to McAllen, Texas in 2005–which is also when he got into the automotive industry. There’s a good chance you’d find Jaime listening to Don’t Look Back by Boston, rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, or watching his favorite movie, Shawshank Redemption with Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. Jaime enjoys vacations in Cancun, and overall, loves to spend as much time as possible with his family.
Hire Date 10/28/2014 – Jaime was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She moved to Austin in September 2013 and experienced the warmest winter of her life. In her free time, Jaime enjoys playing soccer, hiking, watching movies, and doing almost anything active outside.
Hire Date 3/13/2020 – Janey is from Santa Rosa, TX. She first started working for Mercedes-Benz back in 2009, per a referral from her cousin. We’re happy to have her as a part of our MBSJ family. When she’s not working, Janey loves to enjoy a good meal of steak and veggies, spend as much time outdoors as possible, hangout with her husband and their four kids, and cheer for the Dallas Cowboys! Janey knows every scene to Fight Club and Blow and likes to listen to rock like Lock, Stock, & Barrel by Sons of Texas. She went on a fantastic vacation to California with her family and one day, Janey would like to visit Switzerland because the land looks so beautiful in pictures.
Javier is from Alamo, TX. He had always liked working on cars when he was younger, and came to work at Mercedes-Benz of San Juan right out of college in 2015. Javi’s a metal head and you can hear Trivium or Metallica playing through his speakers! In his free time, Javi likes to devote his time and energy to his son, watching anime with his wife, spending time around his three dogs, Rex, Sadie, and Kurama, eating tacos, and playing video games on his Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Current pick: Red Dead Redemption. Javi also is a huge fan of Batman, his hero in fact, and he’s seen Batman the Dark Knight Trilogy too many times. Six Flags in San Antonio is one of his favorite destinations, and one day, he hopes that he can travel to Japan with his family. Family is a very big part of his life, and if he could, he’d invite his late father to dinner for one last meal together. FUN FACT: Javi’s dream car is a blue C 63 S.
Hire Date 8/20/2020 – Javier is from Edinburg, Texas. He’s been in the automotive field for nearly 20 years and it all started because of his love for high performance vehicles and trucks. Currently, he’s enjoying driving around town in a 2020 C 300 Sedan. When he’s not working, Javier enjoys spending the weekends in his backyard with his family and friends, going to the gym, listening to Ed Sheran, having meals at Longhorn Steakhouse, playing squash and going bowling, rooting for the Pittsburg Steelers and the Chivas of Guadalajara, and reading books. Naturally, Javier is also a fan of Formula 1 and the Mercedes-Benz team. Javier recommends making holiday trips to Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Cartagena de Indias, Colombia for anyone looking for a dream vacation. At home, Javier has three mini schnauzers, Princess, Raya, and Mia. FUN FACT: Javier’s favorite movie is the 1988 Italian drama, Cinema Paradiso.
Hire Date 6/28/1993 – Jennifer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but it wasn’t long until she moved to the great state of Texas! She moved to the Austin area her freshman year of high school in her glory days where she was an undercover basketball star. She now resides in Pflugerville, Texas with her husband Keith, daughter Briana, son Keanu and her two interesting cats. In her spare time, she likes to cook and spend time with family. She also likes daydreaming about John Travolta, and one day meeting John Bon Jovi. She loves Italian food and hopes to one day travel to Italy. Her favorite aisle at the grocery store is the produce section and she has a love for chili peppers. Her favorite time of year is Autumn. Although Jennifer and her kids attended the same high school, they still think she’s the coolest mom ever. Aside from her curly red hair and an unmistakable laugh, she has other great assets that contribute to making CAG the company it is today.
Hire Date 1/4/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!
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!
Hire Date 11/23/2020 – Jill is from St. Petersburg, Florida and has been in the automotive field since 2005. In Austin, Jill enjoys being at the edge of the Hill Country, which is not a way she expected the area would be. When she’s not working, she loves paper crafting, traveling, hiking, watching the Harry Potter series, listening to Celine Deon, grabbing a bite to eat from Trulucks, and hanging out with her boys! One of Jill’s favorite trips was out to Washington, DC and someday, she’d like to go Hawaii for the best of both worlds: the beach and the mountains! Jill and her boys have four dogs, 1 mini dachshund and 3 dachshund mixes – Lily, Lucky, Angel, and Coco.
Hire Date 3/8/2012 – Jodi is a proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren! She and her husband are very involved with their church, and like to help raise money for charities. She’s most proud of the work she did recently to raise money for the flood victims in Texas. Making jewelry is her hobby.
Joe is from McAllen, Texas. He got into the automotive industry in January 2012 thanks to a friend and he quickly transitioned from a member of the customer care center to a member of the sales team. When he’s not working, Joe loves to do anything outdoors, from biking, swimming, and hiking trails, to playing on a softball team with his friends. One day, Joe would like to travel to Western Europe as he’s a huge Real Madrid fan and he would love to watch some European soccer league games. He’d also enjoy seeing Germany, so he can check out where the best vehicle in the world is made! Speaking of the best vehicles, Joe’s dream car is a Mercedes-Benz E 63 Coupe S. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d invite everyone in his circle from his family and friends, to his co-workers, as well! #happytobehere
Joe’s a native of Harlingen, Texas and has been in automotive sales for over 30 years. He knew he wanted to exceed in life and be a good provider for his wife and children, and that automotive sales was just the calling for him. Joe loves to spend his time traveling with his wife, hanging out with his family, which also includes his two dogs, Dior the Pomeranian and Bella the Yorkie. Pacman was his favorite video game and the classic western Tombstone is by far, his favorite film. Joe’s a big fan of the Eagles, and some of his top artists include Don Henley, Carlos Santana, and Paul McCartney. In his near future, Joe would love to travel through the United States and see all of the beautiful country while visiting each state.
Jordan is from McAllen, TX, and will tell you that getting to work for Mercedes-Benz was a dream come true. He had always wanted to get into the automotive industry, and when the opportunity arose in 2011, he was ready! Jordan would recommend that anyone check out House Wine, a local restaurant in McAllen with delicious steaks. Jordan is a family man. He has unconditional love for his wife and his three children. Jordan’s wife is also his hero, and for an amazing reason. Just two months into their marriage, his wife was diagnosed with brain cancer. She went through two brain surgeries, chemo and radiation, never complained, and always managed to keep a smile on her face. She is the glue that holds their marriage and family together, and he’s a better man with her at his side. Jordan wishes that he could share one more meal with his late grandfather so he could meet Jordan’s family now. When he’s not working, Jordan can be found hanging out with his family and their pug, Mona Lisa, playing sports, hunting, watching John Wick, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, or playing some games on his Xbox One. He also enjoys getting out to travel. He and his wife spent their honeymoon in Cozumel, and he’d love to go to Alaska someday for the beautiful scenery. FUN FACT: Jordan’s dream car is a black series SLS.
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Jose is from San Juan, Texas and has been with Mercedes-Benz of San Juan since 2017. When he’s not at work, he really enjoys playing basketball with his friends, rooting for the Green Bay Packers, and playing Fifa on his PS4. Jose’s favorite trip was to Villa de Santiago, in Monterrey, Mexico, where it was beautiful and relaxing. At home, Jose has four cats–one yellow, and three greys.
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Josh is from Mission, Texas and has been in the automotive world since 2011. Since he’s been with Mercedes-Benz, he’s become bevy fond of the AMG® GT 63 S! HOne day, Josh would love to travel to Greece, as he’s always loved to learn about Greek culture and hopes to learn even more. Josh is a big sports fan and you can find him rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, and the Texas Rangers!
Hire Date 2/17/1984 – Left. When she is not making gray skies blue, Joy enjoys enjoying herself. She is a talented dog-whisperer, an avid cyclist, and a sought-after companion. She is chatty too and enjoys a good crossword puzzle or a late evening walk on the Lions Municipal Golf Course with her two puppies, Ellie and Charlie. As one half of the team that joined the Continental Automotive Group on February 17, 1984, Joy has quite a few years of automotive industry know-how.
Hire Date 3/1/2021 – Joy is from Boulder, Colorado. She worked for CAG previously, and she can easily say that she missed the automotive industry and is happy to be home. When she’s not working, Joy likes going hiking, biking, walking, gardening, and having water balloon fights with her boys. She’s a fan of music and highly recommends catching a show at Red Rocks in Golden Colorado if you have the chance. She loved taking her boys skiing in Colorado when they were young, and now, Joy’s got her eye on trips to two very different locations: Hawaii and Alaska. At home, Joy has quite the zoo! She has 2 dogs, Juliet & Sage, a cat named Bo, a 25-year-old African Gray parrot named Buddy, and coming soon… fish for her garden pond! FUN FACT: Joy once built a 6’x12′ playscape for her boys and a wedding cake in the same week!
Hire Date 9/4/2019 – Juan is from Mission, Texas and he’s been in the automotive world for over 7 years. His dream Mercedes-Benz is the S 63 Coupe! In his free time, Juan enjoys playing basketball with friends and co-workers, listening to ’80s rock bands, rooting for the Lakers and the Cowboys, and spending time with his family. He loves to take his family out for pasta–they are all very fond of Olive Garden! One day, Juan would like to take his wife and kids over to Europe where they can explore and have fresh pasta, too! He likes to travel with his family and one of their favorite spots is Cancun, Mexico where they can’t get enough of the sun and sand. FUN FACT: Juan also really likes watching any kind of live sporting event.
Juan moved to Texas from North Carolina. He loves to find great restaurants for perfectly made sushi, and his favorite vacation spot is Las Vegas! He also really enjoys spending time with his sweet German Sheperd, Daisy. You can also find Juan rooting for the Dallas Cowboys any day of the week.
Juan is from Edinburg, Texas but was raised in Mission. He was originally interested in the automotive industry because he loves cars and the technology that they offer, and has been a part of the team now since January 2015. When he’s not working, Juan likes to hang out with his kids and take them to fun places to create memories. He got to take his kids to Disney, especially since he never went as a child, so now he really got to enjoy it with his kids at the same time. He’s his own hero because no matter how many times in life he gets knocked down, he always comes back up and shows that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Juan now owns his Mercedes-Benz dream car, a white G Wagon! He also finds the time to root for the New England Patriots and play video games across all systems, with Xbox being his favorite, and PUBG being his favorite game. If Juan could invite anyone to dinner, he’d invite everyone that he could because he’d never know when the last time he’d get to see them would be. Someday, Juan would like to go to Dubai as everything about it draws his attention.
Hire Date 11/28/2016 – Kacnyca is a native Texan who moved to Austin in 2016. In her free time, you’ll likely find Kacnyca conducting culinary experiments, indulging in video games, or headbanging to rowdy tunes. She is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys living in a city that hosts a variety of motorsport events.
Hire Date 9/22/2016 – Katie is from Austin. Her favorite part about living in our beautiful city is the live music scene. In her spare time, she likes to read, and her favorite genre is fantasy. She has a dog named Dante and a cat named Ava.
Hire Date 7/27/2015 – The name Kegan is of Celtic origin, meaning small and fiery. Props to Mom on that one; she nailed it. Kegan spent his childhood destroying other children in Taekwondo, rebelling against his parents in an angsty teenage skater phase, and somehow simultaneously was an avid member of the stereotypical ‘nerd’ groups, such as Robotic Design, NHS, and Band Leadership. Over the years, he has taught himself the trumpet and guitar. “There is something to be heard in the spaces between spaces…” he said when asked about his love for music. “It’s the reason that music can seem reminiscent in nature to someone, even if they’ve never heard it before.”
Hire Date 7/2/2015 – Kumary was born in Miami, Florida, moved to Austin when she was 8, and was raised in Guatemala. She can speak both English and Spanish, which she says is very useful. She enjoys anything outdoors. Her favorite movie is The Dark Knight and her favorite food is pizza. Yellowstone has been her favorite place that she’s visited so far, and she says it had beautiful scenery and she loved the weather.
Hire Date 6/28/2017 – Lauren comes from an automotive family. Lauren likes to spend her free time watching and critiquing scary movies, and also baking. She enjoys the outdoors with friends. She has a French bulldog named Raedyn.
“Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel…this is why I greet every guest with a generous smile and friendly ‘hello’.”
Hire Date 7/24/2017 – Born and raised in San Antonio, Lisa arrived in Austin in May 2017. She has a BA in Organizational Communication and Sociology, and when she’s not working, she enjoys being with her three dogs, attending film and music festivals, and spending time with family. Lisa is quite the adrenaline junkie, and someday she plans to run with the bulls in Spain! FUN FACT: Lisa was voted class clown in high school.
Hire Date 10/2/2017 – Luzelia was born and raised in Austin. She has a Labradoodle named Nico. She enjoys going to concerts, and would love to one day travel.
Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline was born and raised in Austin. In her free time, she likes to read, swim, watch movies, and spend time with her two dogs, Louis the Shih Tzu and Poodle mix, and Kate the Shih Tzu mutt! She’s proud to be part of the graduating class of 2019 from A&M, gaining her degree in Human Resources Development. One day, she would love to get out and visit Greece, because it’s a beautiful place, with beautiful food!
Marco is from Pharr, Texas and has been in the automotive industry since 2001. When he’s not at work, he loves to spend time with his family, listen to bands like Van Halen, eat Mexican food, and root for the Dallas Cowboys. Marco’s favorite song is Summer Nights and he loves to vacation in Mexico.
Marco is from McAllen, Texas and has been in the automotive sales industry for over 20 years. He found it fitting because he truly loves meeting and talking to people while building relationships with them. The day to day challenge of being in sales and the successful reward that comes along with doing a good job, continually makes it worthwhile for him. If he could own Mercedes-Benz, Marco would choose an AMG® G 63. In his free time, Marco likes to go fishing and hunting, listen to George Strait, grab a bite to eat at Pappadeaux, listen to Marina Del Rey, watch movies like The Godfather, and root for the Dallas Cowboys. Marco also enjoys traveling and loves to vacation in Mexico, but he also hopes to visit Rome, Italy, and Vatican City. Marco’s late father was his mentor for life. He taught him to always give it his all, have a strong work ethic, and that getting what you want in life means working hard to earn it.
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.
Hire Date 2/22/2019 – Maria is originally from Austin, but spent some years in Louisiana before heading back here to The Lone Star State. Maria has a little Shih Tzu named Beethoven who’s got a BIG personality! Outside of work, Maria is a very active person who enjoys keeping her body moving throughout all kinds of outdoor activities. On top of outdoor activities, you can find her weight training six days out of the week! She also spends her free time volunteering at the Texas Children’s Hospital for the Ronald McDonald Foundation and has been helping there for over seven years now. Maria is all about lending a helping hand and being part of support systems as often as she can.
Mark is from Pharr, Texas and he roots for the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoys finding new music to listen to and is currently digging tracks by an artist that goes by NF. In his free time, Mark likes to play RPG video games on his PS4, and watch movies from horror films like Silent Hill to dramatic and upbeat films like Bohemian Rhapsody. At home, Mark has two awesome dogs, Lucas and Shorty. Someday, Mark would really enjoy traveling outside of the US. He can’t wait to do more sight-seeing all over the world.
Hire Date 12/28/2020 – Meredith is an Austinite whose favorite thing is that there is always something to do! She loves Chuy’s, baking, and hanging out with her dogs, Kate the shih tzu mix and Gomez the yorkie mix. One of her top bucket list items is to visit all of the national parks on a very, very, very long road trip.
Hire Date 6/8/2006 – Michelle grew up just up the road in Georgetown, TX. After graduating from UT, she started with CAG in 2006. She can be found spending her free time with her husband Dano, their baby, three cats, and one goofy little dog.
Miguel came to Mercedes-Benz of San Juan from having worked in the cell phone industry. He knew he enjoyed being in sales, but was ready to work with an industry that he was truly interested in… fast cars and the Mercedes-Benz brand! Someday in the future, he hopes to own either an AMG® GT or a C 63 S Coupe in brilliant blue with a pepper red interior! Whenever he’s away from work, Miguel enjoys cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, and spending time with his wonderfully supportive girlfriend and his two French bulldogs, Meeko and Fendi. Miguel is most thankful for his parents. Between their sacrifices, advice, and continual support and encouragement, he thanks them often for shaping him into the man he is today. Miguel is also looking forward to scratching the Maldives off his bucket list sometime. He wants to take a trip there to get away from the fast-paced daily life and truly enjoy some relaxation.
Momo is from McAllen, Texas and he’s been in the automotive world since 2005. When he’s not at work, Momo loves to barbecue, cook meals, play Call of Duty on his PSP and Xbox, root for the Dallas Cowboys, go hunting, and enjoy vacations. His favorite vacations were to Orlando and to Germany, and he has Rome, Paris, and Spain next up on the list. Momo loves to spend time with wife, Rocio, and his mom and dad are his heroes for always being there for him. Momo loves being at Mercedes-Benz of San Juan and everything that it has taught him along the way.
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.
Hire Date 9/24/2019 – Nef is from Harlingen, Texas and he’s been a technician since 2010. In his free time, Nef enjoys playing video games like Battlefield on his Xbox One. He can’t wait for the new Call of Duty to come out, too! Nef also spends a lot of time with his son and daughters. They love to hang out and watch movies together. Someday, Nef would like to go exploring in a jungle, possibly in Nicaragua, so that he may be surrounded by all kinds of healthy, vegetative plant life!
Noe is from Penitas, Texas. He enjoys working with cars, and his dream Mercedes-Benz is an AMG® GT 63 S. When he’s not working, he likes to hang out and play with his German Shepherd, Max.
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.
Hire Date 12/5/2019 – Phillip is from San Antonio, though he grew up in southern Bavaria, Germany. He has a strong passion for creating great videos and photos. In his free time, Phillip likes to write, enjoy good food and music, and spend time with his wife and both of their families. Phillip is always down for a meal with flavor, especially Italian, Greek, and Mexican dishes. A few top picks for Phillip? His favorite song is Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys, he roots for the San Antonio Spurs, and he’s a big fan of the movie Miller’s Crossing by the Coen Brothers. In fact, if Phillip could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose the Coen Brothers! In the film world, Phillip is also an admirer of John Cassavetes for the way he chose to invest his own money–made from acting–to create his own really unique independent films. FUN FACT: Phillip and his wife also have three wonderful dogs, Oliver, Arlo, and Hamilton!
Priscilla is from Pharr, Texas and has been in the automotive world for over 20 years. When she’s not at work, she likes to hang out with her husband, cheer for the Dallas Cowboys, and watch movies like You Got Mail. Her favorite music is made by 4 Non Blondes. Priscilla would recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Peter Piper Pizza!
Rachel is local to San Juan and has been in the automotive field since 2012. All of that time has been spent with Mercedes-Benz as she was drawn to its fitting slogan, “The best or nothing.” When she’s not at work, Rachel enjoys hanging out with her friends in her backyard pool and walking her sweet pups, Lola a Yorkie, and Gio a Yorkie-Shih Tzu mix. Rachel’s mom is her hero for doing such an amazing job at raising Raquel and her siblings. She always displayed all of the best principles of being a great human being, and Rachel is who she is today because of her. Rachel also enjoys going to the beach and her favorite trip to a beach was in Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico. She would highly recommend that anyone go there, and don’t forget to see the ruins there, as well!
Hire Date 10/1/2019 – Rafael was born and raised right here in the Rio Grande Valley. He and his wife have a rescue mutt that they lovingly call Firulais. In his free time, Rafael likes to collect guns and knives and get out to go hunting. Someday, Rafael would love to travel to see the Northern Lights and experience so much natural beauty. FUN FACT: Rafael’s favorite color is blue.
“Food is passion, food is love” – Hector Elizondo
Remi is from Harlingen, Texas and he’s been in the automotive industry since 2001. He went on an amazing trip to Germany through Mercedes-Benz’s Master Guild Recognition Program, where he got to see the Mercedes-Benz Museum and even spend some time at Santis of the Swiss Alps in Switzerland. Remi is a huge fan of the Petronas AMG® Formula 1 racing team. FUN FACT: Remi’s favorite movie is The Outlaw Josey Wales, starring Clint Eastwood.
Hire Date 5/15/2017 – Renee moved to Round Rock from El Paso in 2010, and her favorite part about living in the area is all the friendly people. She has one dog–a husky named Nanook–and one cat–Shania. Reading, drawing, and listening to music are her favorite things to do in her free time, preferably with a cup of coffee in hand.
Hire Date 10/7/2019 – Rick was born and raised in Donna, TX. When he’s not at work, he likes to work on projects–like swingsets–at his house for his three wonderful kids. Together, they like to watch movies, go camping, and travel. Rick also has three dogs, so between his family and his pets, his house is always full! One day, Rick would like to see the Cowboys play in Dallas.
Ricardo is from Monterrey, Nuevo León and has been in Mission, Texas since 2004. Shortly after moving to Mission, he got into the automotive industry and never looked back! When he’s not working, he likes to go mountain biking, barbecue outdoors, and listen to Frank Sinatra. If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d invite his entire family! Ricardo’s favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy, his favorite song is I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, and he always cheers for the Tigres soccer team!
Hire Date 2/22/2021 – Robyn is a local Austinite. Her favorite thing about Austin is that it’s her home, plus she loves the way that music is so important to the city. Music is a big part of Robyn’s life: her favorite artists are Elton John and Talking Heads, she loves to attend live music events, she likes to play Rockband on her old Nintendo Wii, her favorite movie is School of Rock, and if she could hang out with anyone, she’d choose the star of that movie–Jack Black! Robyn was drawn to the automotive world thanks to the reliance that so many people have on vehicles. When she’s not working, Robyn enjoys movie or board game nights with her friends. She also has a goal number of how many books she would like to read this year, so a lot of free time is spent diving into ink-ridden pages! Robyn was able to travel throughout Paris, London, and Amsterdam in Europe when she was younger and she loved every minute of it. One day, she’d like to head back over to see Italy and Greece to check out the ruins of those old civilizations. FUN FACT: Robyn is always down for a bite to eat from a good burger joint and has an awesome Great Dane named Bowser.
Hire Date 8/29/2019 – Ronnie lives in Donna, TX and joined the team at Mercedes-Benz of San Juan with 10 years of automotive warranty work under her belt. She has been happily married (on most days) to her sweet husband since 1986. Together, they have two boys in college, and while they miss them, Ronnie and her husband are enjoying the empty nest life, too. They enjoy attending senior movie nights and Ronnie even brings the extra theatre popcorn to work the next day to share the buttery goodness with her co-workers. Someday in the near future, Ronnie would like to walk the black sand beaches of Hawaii.
Rudy is from McAllen, Texas and he’s been in the automotive world since 2012. He listens to all kinds of music and roots for the Denver Broncos. Rudy spends time going on walks and playing with toys with his Labrador Retriever, Bear. If it was possible, Rudy would love to have one more dinner with his late grandfather so he could see him again.
Sam is a skilled Master Technician.
Sam is from El Campo, TX and has been in the automotive world since 1999, though he didn’t reach out to this world on his own. He had walked into a dealership and was then recruited by a former student from Texas A&M, who happened to be the owner of the dealership. Long story short, with the challenge of something new, and the feeling of helping others enhance their lives, Sam was hooked. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, watching movies, enjoying meals together, reading, playing Fortnite on Xbox One, and watching any and all sports–especially to do with Texas A&M! Whoop! Sam is quite the family man. His dad is his ultimate hero in life, and he’s thankful for his dad adopting him when he was just two years old, while always leading him by example. If Sam could invite anyone to dinner, he’d invite his grandmother. She passed away in 2006, and he would have loved for her to meet his wife and his son. Sam and his family have seen snow and the Rocky statue in Philadelphia, and they hope to go to Hawaii’s beaches someday soon. FUN FACT: Sam’s dream Mercedes-Benz is a 2019 E 63!
Hire Date 1/7/2021 – Samantha is from McAllen, Texas. She enjoys spending her free time shopping, working out, going on adventures, booking plane tickets, grabbing a bite to eat from Whataburger, playing volleyball, and watching new shows & movies. Samantha also enjoys a broad range of music from artists like country singers George Strait and Brad Paisley, to American rap from Drake, Lil Wayne, and 6lack, to Puerto Rican artists Anuel AA and Bad Bunny. Samantha really loves to travel and in 2019 she almost didn’t come back to the states after visiting Italy! She studied abroad for a summer there and was able to visit Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice, and The Vatican–she was even blessed by the Pope while riding in a Mercedes-Benz. One day, she wants to experience more cultures and places around the globe, like Spain, Japan, Brazil, and Germany. At home, Samantha has a fanatically ridiculous American bully named Benny. She claims that he’s the most handsome dog who loves cuddles and kisses, and gets mad at her anytime she gets mad at him! FUN FACT: Samantha once climbed a volcano in a dress and sandals – she can do anything!
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.
Hire Date 10/12/2020 – Born in Hawaii and raised in Austin, Sarah somehow roots for the New Orleans Saints – WHO DAT! Around town, she enjoys going for walks at Town Lake, swimming at Barton Springs, riding around in her Subaru with the moonroof open, playing pool, and of course – catching great live music. (Willie Nelson at Luck Reunion tops her list for favorite artist and venue!) Sarah’s a huge fan of the good people, good food, and good vibes in Austin, overall. If you’re looking for a great restaurant to try out, she would recommend Licha’s on East 6th. Before joining the team at CAG, Sarah worked in event production within the live music community, and switching gears and working in the automotive industry now has been exciting! FUN FACT: Sarah spent three months backpacking solo in Europe!
Hire Date 3/23/2020 – Saul is from McAllen, Texas and he’s been in the automotive industry since 2014. It’s easy for him to say that the Mercedes-AMG® GT 3 is his dream car. When he’s not working, Saul enjoys running, demolishing Spartan races, going to concerts, living in the gym, and partaking in all kinds of social gatherings. Changes by Tupac is his favorite song and Eminem is Saul’s favorite artist. He’s watched Inception too many times, has possibly eaten too much BBQ from Salt Lick in his lifetime, and had the best vacation experience in Las Vegas. One day, Saul plans to visit Athens, Greece to see the place that held the first Olympic games! Saul also roots for the Green Bay Packers and somehow, he also finds a little time for games like Call of Duty on his PS4. He’s exceedingly thankful to his mother for leading by example and showing him true hard work and determination which has helped shape him into the kind of human he is today. For his dream dinner guests (one living and one deceased) Saul would love to have conversations with both Joe Rogan and Steve Irwin. Other than that, Saul has a wonderful pup at home–Messi, named after the soccer player, who is a German shepherd and husky mix. FUN FACT: Saul has successfully completed a marathon!
Hire Date 3/17/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!
Sebastian is from McAllen, Texas. When he’s not working, you’ll most likely find him playing soccer, watching movies like Kung Fu Hustle, or listening to Coldplay. Sebastian’s dream Mercedes-Benz is an S 63!
Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby likes cars, cameras, and chameleons.
Hire Date 2/14/1989 – Our one-of-a-kind HR gal was born in Arkansas but got to Texas as quick as she could! Sheri has two wonderful daughters, four adorable granddaughters, 2 grand-dogs, and 1 crazy cat, Fred. If she could live anywhere, it would be along a coastline so that she could relax on the beach with her feet in the sand. Sheri offices out of our flagship store and says her dream car is a convertible. With over 700 employees group-wide now, Sheri’s a busy girl but never too busy to keep our CAG crew cared for; it’s what she does best!
Hire Date 7/8/2019 – Sherry was born in Houston and later spent 21 years out in Big Spring, the “Crossroads of West Texas”. For nearly 30 years she’s been doing title work and accounting. When she’s not working, Sherry likes to spend time with her family, which includes 3 kids, all married, and 7 grandkids. She also likes to play mind games, like puzzles and word puzzles, and watch sports–especially if it’s the Astros, Cowboys, or pro golfers, Tiger and Jason Day. Sherry is also a huge animal person. She currently has Ellie, a Cavachon (a mix of Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Bichon frise). Sherry suspects that Ellie may have more spaniel in her mix, as she’s an extremely playful and energetic little dog!
Hire Date 2/10/2020 – Stephanie is from Waukesha, Wisconsin–needless to say, she’s a huge fan of the warmer Texas weather! Stephanie loves to work with people, solve problems, and see happy clients, so CAG seemed like the perfect place to be for all of that. While she’s never been out of the US (yet), she absolutely loves to visit New York and take in the incredible theatre shows there. When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys cooking & baking, and exploring the Austin area, and beyond! FUN FACT: Stephanie previously worked at Walt Disney World as a Jungle Cruise Skipper.
Hire Date 4/8/2016 – Sunny was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Austin after Hurricane Katrina. He says his favorite part about Austin is the lakes. In his spare time, he likes spending time with his son Everest. He also enjoys basketball, and the Spurs are his favorite team. The New Orleans Saints, of course, are his favorite football team.
“My idea of a great customer experience means utilizing the “Platinum Rule.” It means treating our clients how THEY want to be treated.”
Hire Date 1/14/2003 – Suzette grew-up in a once little town near Austin, Texas called Dripping Springs. She started working for the Continental Automotive Group at the age of 17 as a receptionist where she met her husband, Andrew Burrow. From receptionist, she then bounced around CAG, and today she works as the Marketing Director 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.
Hire Date 6/8/1998 – Sylvia is a loving mother of three and wife of Ulises Flores. Sylvia has been with the Continental Automotive Group since 1998 and has many years of experience in accounts payable and receivable. I tell her the company could save money if she didn’t pay the bills, but no one listens to me…. She is a big fan of the soccer ball, likes the color black, large SUV’s, and watching cartoons with her kids. What a delight.
Hire Date 5/15/2004 – The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man! Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Hire Date 3/25/2013 – Walker, often referred to as the Golden Child, was born in Austin, but grew up in a town called Boerne, just outside of San Antonio. He moved back to Austin to be close to his cousin. That worked out pretty well for him, as it was his cousin that recommended him for the position due to their mutual love of things with engines. Walker was recently adopted by a needy little kitten that keeps him on his toes. If he could, he’d love to make a trip back to Japan to visit friends. It might be a little easier for him to take a trip to Canada though, as Walker is legally a United States and Canadian citizen.
Hire Date 10/14/2020 – Freddy is from Mission, Texas and has been in the automotive field since 2017. Learning new things about new vehicles and the love of challenges is what keeps him motivated to continue down the road! In his free time, Freddy loves to play guitar, write music, play sports with his son, enjoy a medium rare steak from Longhorn Steakhouse, root for the Green Bay Packers, and listen to music by Led Zeppelin and Toto. Freddy enjoyed an awesome vacation to Cancun with his family and can’t wait to travel to the pyramids of Giza someday, too. Freddy is inspired by David Goggins by the way he just keeps going and never gives up, despite how bad a situation may be. FUN FACT: His dream car is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT 63.
Wendy is from Edinburg, Texas. She was raised in Mexico, and that’s where she first started in the automotive world. In 2000, she used to work for a dealership after school, where she was able to work for the service department as a secretary. Her family also owned a mechanic shop that she would visit frequently, and that later led to her finding a place with Mercedes-Benz of San Juan. She would recommend taking a trip to Los Cabos, and one day, Wendy would like to travel all across Europe to see it’s amazing architecture. Wendy loves to dance, cheer for the Mexico soccer team, Los Rayados del Monterrey, and enjoys home-cooked meals from her mom like mole! Her mom is her biggest hero in life, too. She is always positive and full of radiant energy. Wendy has two female pets, a cat named Super, and a dog named Melody. FUN FACT: Wendy is a twin! She has a twin brother.
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.
Hire Date 11/27/1996 – Wylane was born in Casa Grande, Arizona. She grew up with a loving family, which is one reason she is such a loving and wonderful person; she misses her family tremendously. She has been married for 44 years to the same delightful man, Ricky. Together they produced two fine daughters who have grown into beautiful loving mothers. Her whole family has a “God and faith-based life.”Wylane’s perfect weekend would be to be a “Biker Babe” and ride to the Grand Canyon. She is in awe of the views and feels totally humbled by the grandness of the canyon. Wylane moved to Austin in 1997, applied to the Continental Automotive Group, and was immediately hired. It has been a perfect fit; she loves life here, and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our family. When she retires, she wants a Welsh Corgi and wants to do nothing but needlework and cook for her family.
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!