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  • Sam Tijerina

    Sam Tijerina

    General Manager

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    Sam Tijerina

    Sam Tijerina

    General Manager

    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 Del Fierro

    Aaron Del Fierro

    Service Advisor

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    Aaron Del Fierro

    Aaron Del Fierro

    Service Advisor

    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!

  • Adán Aguirre

    Adán Aguirre

    Parts Specialist

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    Adán Aguirre

    Adán Aguirre

    Parts Specialist

    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.

  • Adrian Gonzales

    Adrian Gonzales

    Parts Warehouse Assistant

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    Adrian Gonzales

    Adrian Gonzales

    Parts Warehouse Assistant

    Hire Date 7/8/2020 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Allyson Gamboa

    Allyson Gamboa

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Allyson Gamboa

    Allyson Gamboa

    Level 1 Tech Support

    Hire Date 5/7/2020 – Allyson is from San Antonio, TX. In Austin, Allyson likes being around many like-minded individuals and how easy it is to be introduced to new things or bond over hobbies. When she’s not working on side projects or studying for school, Allyson loves going hiking, paddle boarding, playing Minecraft and Rocket League on her PC, and spending time out with friends to see shows and checking out new fun spots around Austin. Allyson enjoys listening to many genres of music, but her top picks are shoegaze, surf-rock, lo-fi, and 90s hip hop and R&B. Allyson spent some time in Berlin, Germany, and remembers it very fondly, stating “It’s a time capsule of art, architecture, culture, and values.” She also enjoyed riding the train with her friends for hours just to people watch, while also seeing many beautiful murals and chatting with locals. At home, Allyson sometimes has a cat–sometimes a vicious beast. He loves cuddles, mama’s kisses, long walks around the neighborhood and while he goes by many names, he only answers to Archie. FUN FACT: Hearing the sounds coming from the shops at CAG is a delightful reminder of when she was younger and she would hang out with her abuelo while he worked on cars. He always inspired her to be her best and most authentic self, which has guided her so far, and still drives her to be both happy and humble in her career.

  • Amanda  De La Garza

    Amanda De La Garza

    Sales Consultant

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    Amanda  De La Garza

    Amanda De La Garza

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator

    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!

  • Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable

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    Annica Mendiola

    Annica Mendiola

    Accounts Payable

    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.

  • Antonio Delgadillo

    Antonio Delgadillo

    Make Ready

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    Antonio Delgadillo

    Antonio Delgadillo

    Make Ready

    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  Gilley

    Ashley Gilley

    Sales Coordinator

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    Ashley  Gilley

    Ashley Gilley

    Sales Coordinator

    Hire Date 8/7/2017 – Ashley moved to Austin in 2017 from a small town in Texas called Jasper. She’s looking forward to meeting new people and having new experiences. She is a dog lover and she enjoys attending festivals. Her current hobby is learning to play the cello.

  • Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk

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    Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk

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

  • Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Sales Coordinator

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    Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Sales Coordinator

    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.

  • Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Event Coordinator

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    Briana Davis

    Briana Davis

    Event Coordinator

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

  • Candelario Amaya

    Candelario Amaya

    Make Ready Manager

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    Candelario Amaya

    Candelario Amaya

    Make Ready Manager

    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.

  • Carolina Pineda

    Carolina Pineda

    Barista

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    Carolina Pineda

    Carolina Pineda

    Barista

    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.

  • Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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    Cassandra Freitag

    Cassandra Freitag

    Lead Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2019

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

  • Cindy Hach

    Cindy Hach

    Fixed Ops Director

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    Cindy Hach

    Cindy Hach

    Fixed Ops Director

    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.

  • Clayton  Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018

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    Clayton  Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Clay Pryor

    Clay Pryor

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician

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    Clay Pryor

    Clay Pryor

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician

    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 Casados

    Cosme Casados

    Driver

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    Cosme Casados

    Cosme Casados

    Driver

    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 Casados

    David Casados

    Service Advisor

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    David Casados

    David Casados

    Service Advisor

    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 Garza

    David Garza

    Internal Technician

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    David Garza

    David Garza

    Internal Technician

    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!

  • Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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    Debbie Clifton

    Debbie Clifton

    Payroll Specialist

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

    Deyanira Juarez

    Office Manager

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    Deyanira Juarez

    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.

  • Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Helpdesk Technician
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Dylan Talbert

    Dylan Talbert

    Sales Coordinator

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    Dylan Talbert

    Dylan Talbert

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Edgar Prieto

    Edgar Prieto

    Detailer

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    Edgar Prieto

    Edgar Prieto

    Detailer

    Edgar likes to play basketball and roots for the Houston Rockets. He could eat Whataburger every day, and Jumper is his favorite movie. Edgar’s dream Mercedes-Benz is the GLC 63 S.

  • Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator

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    Emily Upton

    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.

  • Enrique Gutierrez

    Enrique Gutierrez

    Parts Specialist

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    Enrique Gutierrez

    Enrique Gutierrez

    Parts Specialist

    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!

  • Eric Gonzalez

    Eric Gonzalez

    Technician

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    Eric Gonzalez

    Eric Gonzalez

    Technician

    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 Gonzalez

    Frank Gonzalez

    Product Concierge

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    Frank Gonzalez

    Frank Gonzalez

    Product Concierge

    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.

  • Genny Hill

    Genny Hill

    Owner

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    Genny Hill

    Genny Hill

    Owner

    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 Flamenco

    Geo Flamenco

    Sales Consultant

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    Geo Flamenco

    Geo Flamenco

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Gil Hernandez

    Gil Hernandez

    Star Certified Technician

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    Gil Hernandez

    Gil Hernandez

    Star Certified Technician

    Gil is from Harlingen, Texas and he’s worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years. He decided to get into this industry because of both the challenges and the freedoms that the field offers. After so many years in the industry, he’s decided that his Mercedes-Benz dream car would definitely be the Unimog. When he’s not working, he likes family time, watching the Goonies, playing games on his Xbox One, and planning out his dream vacation to the Carribean beaches! Gil’s mom is his hero, as she persevered many hardships and never complained. If it was possible, he would love to share one more dinner with his grandfather.

  • Hector Garcia

    Hector Garcia

    Product Concierge
    Top Gun 2019

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    Hector Garcia

    Hector Garcia

    Product Concierge
    Top Gun 2019

    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 Martinez

    Homer Martinez

    Service and Parts

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    Homer Martinez

    Homer Martinez

    Service and Parts

    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.

  • Humberto Olvera

    Humberto Olvera

    Finance Manager

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    Humberto Olvera

    Humberto Olvera

    Finance Manager

    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!

  • Hunter Guinn

    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Hunter Guinn

    Hunter Guinn

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Inez Hicks

    Inez Hicks

    HR Specialist

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    Inez Hicks

    Inez Hicks

    HR Specialist

    Hire Date 7/8/2020 – Inez is an Austinite. She loves outdoor activities like hiking, paddle boarding, hammocking, and exploring the city–always in search of the next best Chinese restaurant! Being from Austin, she loves that there are so many things to do within the city, but also that when you drive even just 10 minutes outside the city, there are tons of nature activity options. It’s the perfect balance of city life and nature! When it comes to travel, Inez enjoys Mexico thanks to the nice people, cheap food, and beautiful beaches. Around the corner in 2021, Inez and her fiance are planning to honeymoon in Europe to explore and enjoy the scenery. Inez once sold everything she owned and moved to Sydney, Australia with her best friend. They lived in Australia for a year and Inez claims that it was one of the best years of her life, and she would definitely go back to that beautiful country. FUN FACT: Inez’s favorite movie is King Kong! She has always had an affinity for movies with strange creatures in them.

  • Isaiah Calzada

    Isaiah Calzada

    Internet Sales Consultant

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    Isaiah Calzada

    Isaiah Calzada

    Internet Sales Consultant

    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 Terrazaz Jr

    Israel Terrazaz Jr

    Technician

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    Israel Terrazaz Jr

    Israel Terrazaz Jr

    Technician

    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 Corona

    Ivan Corona

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

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    Ivan Corona

    Ivan Corona

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

    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.

  • Jackie  Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Specialist
    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 Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    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 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 Cantu

    Jaime Cantu

    Sales Consultant

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    Jaime Cantu

    Jaime Cantu

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Janey DeHoyos

    Janey DeHoyos

    Warranty Administrator

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    Janey DeHoyos

    Janey DeHoyos

    Warranty Administrator

    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.

  • Javi Avila

    Javi Avila

    Technician

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    Javi Avila

    Javi Avila

    Technician

    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.

  • Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Internal Auditor

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    Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Internal Auditor

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

  • Jesse Villarreal Jr

    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    Level 1 Tech Support
    Top Gun 2019

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    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    Jesse Villarreal Jr

    Level 1 Tech Support
    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!

  • Joanna Alvarez

    Joanna Alvarez

    Internet Sales Consultant

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    Joanna Alvarez

    Joanna Alvarez

    Internet Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Joe Franco

    Joe Franco

    Sales Consultant

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    Joe Franco

    Joe Franco

    Sales Consultant

    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 Trevino

    Joe Trevino

    Sales Consultant

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    Joe Trevino

    Joe Trevino

    Sales Consultant

    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 Cantu

    Jordan Cantu

    Sales Manager

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    Jordan Cantu

    Jordan Cantu

    Sales Manager

    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.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    Jose Gonzalez

    Make Ready

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    Jose Gonzalez

    Jose Gonzalez

    Make Ready

    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.

  • Joshua Escamilla

    Joshua Escamilla

    Product Concierge

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    Joshua Escamilla

    Joshua Escamilla

    Product Concierge

    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!

  • Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister - Visionary

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    Joy Hardeman

    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister - Visionary

    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.

  • Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

    Service Advisor

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    Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

    Service Advisor

    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 Lopez

    Juan Lopez

    Parts Counter

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    Juan Lopez

    Juan Lopez

    Parts Counter

    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 Jaime-Lopez (JLO)

    Juan Jaime-Lopez (JLO)

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Juan Jaime-Lopez (JLO)

    Assistant Service Manager

    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.

  • Julio Alfaro

    Julio Alfaro

    Porter

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    Julio Alfaro

    Porter

    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. Since he’s been with Mercedes-Benz, his dream car is the AMG® G Wagon. 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.

  • Kegan Hickson

    Kegan Hickson

    Level 3 - Systems Administrator
    Top Gun 2016

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    Kegan Hickson

    Level 3 - Systems Administrator
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/27/2015 – The name Kegan is of Celtic origin, meaning small and fiery. Props to Mom on that one; she nailed it. Kegan spent his childhood destroying other children in Taekwondo, rebelling against his parents in an angsty teenage skater phase, and somehow simultaneously as 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.”

  • Kori Lane Smith

    Kori Lane Smith

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

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    Kori Lane Smith

    Kori Lane Smith

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2019

    Hire Date 7/19/2017 – Kori was born in Daphne, Alabama, but spent the majority of her life growing up in Destin, Florida. Despite growing up mostly in FL, she’s an Alabama football fan, and always will be! RTR! Kori graduated from Collegiate High School in 2013 with an AA Degree. A few years later in May 2016, she packed up and moved to Austin in hope of better opportunities and a fresh start. Kori’s major in college is Marine Biology thanks to her complete love of anything and everything in relation to the ocean. Kori’s world here in Austin is made up of her sweet husky puppy Kairi, and her two cats, Kleo and Jedi.

  • Kumary Keil

    Kumary Keil

    Sales Coordinator

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    Kumary Keil

    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.

  • Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Manager

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    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Manager

    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.

  • Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Specialist

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    Madeline Rials

    HR Specialist

    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 Cavazos

    Marco Cavazos

    Service Advisor

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    Marco Cavazos

    Service Advisor

    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 Ponce

    Marco Ponce

    Parts Warehouse
    Top Gun 2019

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    Marco Ponce

    Parts Warehouse
    Top Gun 2019

    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 Salas

    Marco Salas

    Sales Consultant

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    Marco Salas

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Maria Salazar

    Maria Salazar

    Sales Coordinator

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    Maria Salazar

    Maria Salazar

    Sales Coordinator

    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 Alvarez

    Mark Alvarez

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

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    Mark Alvarez

    Technician
    Top Gun 2019

    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.

  • Miguel Medina

    Miguel Medina

    Sales Consultant

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    Miguel Medina

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Modesto Montemayor

    Modesto Montemayor

    Sales Manager

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    Modesto Montemayor

    Sales Manager

    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.

  • Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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  • Nef Grajales Jr.

    Nef Grajales Jr.

    Master Centralized Diagnostic Technician

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    Nef Grajales Jr.

    Master Centralized Diagnostic Technician

    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 Ramirez

    Noe Ramirez

    Driver

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    Noe Ramirez

    Driver

    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.

  • Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

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    Noelia Torres

    Noelia Torres

    Internal Auditor

    Hire Date 5/16/2000 – Noelia is a Virgo, so she doesn’t lie and she doesn’t embellish. A consummate accountant, she is from Robstown, Texas, graduated from Texas State. 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.

  • Oscar Hinojosa

    Oscar Hinojosa

    Shop Runner

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    Oscar Hinojosa

    Shop Runner

    Hire Date 4/13/2020 – Oscar was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys going hunting and kicking back with his wife and son. Oscar has two dogs at home: a couch potato Boxer and a very active German Sheperd. He also gets a lot of fulfillment and enjoyment out of working on his own vehicles–handling both general maintenance and performance upgrades. Oscar is also a big fan of action films and comedies.

  • Phillip Guzman

    Phillip Guzman

    Videographer

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    Phillip Guzman

    Videographer

    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 two wonderful dogs, Oliver and Arlo!

  • Priscilla Ramos

    Priscilla Ramos

    Service Advisor

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    Priscilla Ramos

    Priscilla Ramos

    Service Advisor

    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!

  • Quinn Umphrey

    Quinn Umphrey

    HR Specialist

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    Quinn Umphrey

    HR Specialist

    Hire Date 10/28/2019 – Quinn is from Canyon Lake, Texas. She is new to the automotive world and is excited to learn more about the HR career field and acquire new skills while working for CAG. When Quinn isn’t working, she loves to go to the movies, get a bite to eat at Indian restaurants, cheer for the Longhorns, and hang out with her Siamese cat, Dee. In Austin, Quinn enjoys going to see live music, try out new restaurants, and she’s a big fan of how dog-friendly the city is! Quinn has been to Cancun and she would love to visit China or Japan next. She finds the cultures interesting and would love to taste the different foods in each place. FUN FACT: Quinn can juggle!

  • Rachel Loredo

    Rachel Loredo

    Service Appointment Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

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    Rachel Loredo

    Service Appointment Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

    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!

  • Rafael  Soto

    Rafael Soto

    Technician

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    Rafael Soto

    Technician

    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.

  • Rebecca Barrera

    Rebecca Barrera

    Customer Care
    Top Gun 2019

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    Rebecca Barrera

    Rebecca Barrera

    Customer Care
    Top Gun 2019

    Rebecca is from McAllen, Texas. She’s been in the automotive industry since 2018, and the GLE 400 is her perfect mom-car SUV. She loves beaches–pretty much all of them! She would love to visit every beach that the world has to offer, and highly recommends visiting Los Cabos. While Rebecca loves beaches, she ultimately enjoys traveling to eat. She’s quite the adventurous foodie and loves to try new foods of all kinds of cultures. She falls in love with the style of preparation from all the different cultures. Rebecca’s mom is her hero for constantly showing her the definition of a hard worker. She also has a beautiful mixed dog named Faith, who sleeps a lot, loves people, and always wants attention. Her favorite band is the Foo Fighters and her favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally. Rebecca also plays games on her Xbox or Nintendo Switch, and you’ll find her playing the Legend of Zelda Trilogies. FUN FACT: Rebecca used to work on a horse farm and used to teach children how to horseback ride. One day, she miraculously survived a horse kick to the head, and lives each day taking in how amazing life is!

  • Rebecca Kish

    Rebecca Kish

    Social Media Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

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    Rebecca Kish

    Rebecca Kish

    Social Media Specialist
    Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/25/2016 – Rebecca was born in Houston, TX and raised in Bloomington, IN. Go Hoosiers! She graduated from the University of Evansville with her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management in 2014. She made it back to Texas that year and does not plan on leaving anytime soon. As a result of growing up playing basketball, volleyball, and softball, Rebecca is naturally competitive and driven in the workplace. She adds an additional enthusiasm to the Macho Marketing team and is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about social media practices. Rebecca is also the provider of endless belly rubs to her brother-and-sister family adopted dogs, Kenny and Chesney.

  • Remi Martinez

    Remi Martinez

    Master Technician/ Shop Foreman

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    Remi Martinez

    Remi Martinez

    Master Technician/ Shop Foreman

    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.

  • Renee Velasco

    Renee Velasco

    Sales Coordinator

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    Renee Velasco

    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.

  • Rick Flores

    Rick Flores

    Technician

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    Rick Flores

    Rick Flores

    Technician

    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 Gonzalez

    Ricardo Gonzalez

    Sales Consultant

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    Ricardo Gonzalez

    Ricardo Gonzalez

    Sales Consultant

    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!

  • Ronnie Arellano

    Ronnie Arellano

    Warranty Administrative Assistant

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    Ronnie Arellano

    Ronnie Arellano

    Warranty Administrative Assistant

    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 Diaz

    Rudy Diaz

    Star Certified Technician

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    Rudy Diaz

    Rudy Diaz

    Star Certified Technician

    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 Garcia

    Sam Garcia

    Master Technician

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    Sam Garcia

    Sam Garcia

    Master Technician

    Sam is a skilled Master Technician.

  • Sam Vasquez

    Sam Vasquez

    Finance Director

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    Sam Vasquez

    Sam Vasquez

    Finance Director

    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!

  • Samuel Fuentes

    Samuel Fuentes

    Operations Manager

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    Samuel Fuentes

    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.

  • Saul Solis

    Saul Solis

    Internal Technician

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    Saul Solis

    Saul Solis

    Internal Technician

    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!

  • Sebastian Perez

    Sebastian Perez

    Service Valet

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    Sebastian Perez

    Sebastian Perez

    Service Valet

    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!

  • Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

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

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    Shelby Rae

    Shelby Rae

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

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

  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    HR Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    HR Manager

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

  • Stephanie Nilsen

    Stephanie Nilsen

    Sales Coordinator

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    Stephanie Nilsen

    Stephanie Nilsen

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Sunny Rathore

    Sunny Rathore

    General Sales Manager

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    Sunny Rathore

    Sunny Rathore

    General Sales Manager

    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.”

  • Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

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    Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

    Hire Date 1/14/2003 – Suzette grew-up in a once little town near Austin, Texas called Dripping Springs. She started working for the Continental Automotive Group at the age of 17 as a receptionist where she met her husband, Andrew Burrow. From receptionist, she then bounced around CAG, and today she works as 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.

  • Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer

    Hire Date 5/15/2004 – “I really hope that isn’t Karma related…”

  • Thomas Bustamante

    Thomas Bustamante

    Certified Technician

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    Thomas Bustamante

    Thomas Bustamante

    Certified Technician

    Tom is from Zapata, Texas. His parents told him that he could never work on cars, and so that’s exactly what he set out to do. Tom’s been a successful technician now since 2010! When he’s not working, Tom enjoys skateboarding, riding waves on his bodyboard, playing some Mario All-Stars on Super Nintendo, or attending concerts. His favorite band is The Beatles and his favorite concert venue is the Austin 360 Amphitheater. Tom once went on a cruise to Jamaica, Cozumel, and the Cayman Islands, and he can’t wait to make a trip to Fiji someday, to see if the water tastes the same as the bottled ones do. He’d really love a Sprinter van for the most idyllic road trips and camping excursions. Tom also enjoys watching the Petronas-AMG® races, quoting scenes from Aladdin, belting out the lyrics to Sublime’s Santeria, and he’d absolutely love to hang out with Willie Nelson. FUN FACT: Tom was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006!

  • Walker Dow

    Walker Dow

    IT Director
    Top Gun 2015

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    Walker Dow

    Walker Dow

    IT Director
    Top Gun 2015

    Hire Date 3/25/2013 – Walker, often referred to as the Golden Child, was born in Austin, but grew up in a town called Boerne, just outside of San Antonio. He 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.

  • Wendy Vazquez

    Wendy Vazquez

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019

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    Wendy Vazquez

    Wendy Vazquez

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2019

    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.

  • William B. Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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    William B. Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

    Hire Date 7/18/1981 – William B. is an Austin recreationalist: an avid cyclist, triathlete, competitive skier, and outdoorsman who enjoys all the air, land, and water that Austin has to offer. These activities have made William B. more in tune with local environmental issues, and in his construction and development focus at the Continental Automotive Group, William B. brings with him a strong commitment to preserving Austin’s natural beauty. William B. grew up in west Austin and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

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