Meet Our Staff

  • 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!

    Sam’s Favorite Book: The Power of Now by Ekert Tolle
    “It helped me get through a tough time in my life.”

  • 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
    Top Gun 2020

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    Adán Aguirre

    Adán Aguirre

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2020

    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 Specialist
    Top Gun 2021

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    Adrian Gonzales

    Adrian Gonzales

    Parts Specialist
    Top Gun 2021

    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!”

  • Aline Ferreira

    Aline Ferreira

    Production Assistant

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    Aline Ferreira

    Aline Ferreira

    Production Assistant

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

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

  • 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.

  • Alison Dollar

    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

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    Alison Dollar

    Alison Dollar

    Title Clerk

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

  • Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Payable

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    Alyssa Montes

    Alyssa Montes

    Accounts Payable

    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.

  • Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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    Ana Angel

    Ana Angel

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

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

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    Ana Chavez

    Ana Chavez

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

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

  • Andres Chapa

    Andres Chapa

    Service Coordinator

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    Andres Chapa

    Andres Chapa

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 08/24/2022 – Bio coming soon!

  • Andrew Gomez

    Andrew Gomez

    Parts Specialist

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    Andrew Gomez

    Andrew Gomez

    Parts Specialist

    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.

  • Angel Guerrero

    Angel Guerrero

    Service Advisor

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    Angel Guerrero

    Angel Guerrero

    Service Advisor

    Hire Date 08/17/2022 – Bio coming soon!

  • Angel Ortega

    Angel Ortega

    Sales Consultant

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    Angel Ortega

    Angel Ortega

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 7/1/2021 – Angel is from Mission, Texas. After college, Angel got into the automotive industry around 2017 and has enjoyed building relationships with his customers all along the way. In his free time, Angel can be found playing sports outdoors with his kids, listening to U2, finding great spots for ceviche and sea food, playing a little Fifa on his PS4, and rooting for Manchester City. Angel enjoys traveling and one of the best trips he ever went on was to Florida with his family and friends. Someday, he plans to visit Europe! Angel’s parents are his heroes, he’s seen Pulp Fiction more times than any other movie, and his dream car is the GT 63 S. At home, Angel also has a sweet furbaby, a golden doodle named Toto.

  • 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.

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

  • Amanda Lannette Trevino

    Amanda Lannette Trevino

    Sales Consultant

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    Amanda Lannette Trevino

    Amanda Lannette Trevino

    Sales Consultant

    Hire Date 08/22/2022 – Amanda is from Laredo, Texas, and she has been working in the automotive industry since 2019! She favors the idea of sticking with a company for a long time and finding tons of opportunities to grow, so the automotive business seemed like the perfect fit for her. Plus, Amanda loves meeting new people and believes that you can accomplish virtually anything as long as you have the correct mindset. When she isn’t busy selling cars, you can catch Amanda spending time with her kids, going to the gym, grilling up some delicious food, and playing some of her favorite video games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare. As for some more favorites, Amanda’s favorite Mercedes-Benz model is the Onyx Edition AMG® G 63 (great choice!), her top-pick musical artist is Nicky Jam, she’s always down to grab some good sushi or seafood, she loves the song “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony, and her go-to movie to watch is “A Star Is Born”. The best place Amanda has ever traveled to would have to be South Padre Island, but she would one day love to visit Miami, Florida for its beautiful beaches, eye-catching palm trees, and fun shopping malls. At home, Amanda has two kiddos, Jaxon and Arabella, who she says are definitely her heroes. They’re very good at putting the whole world into perspective, which is super inspiring to her. Amanda is also a HUGE animal lover and has a total of 9 pets at home! 3 rescued Shitzhu’s (Frida, Montse, & Renata), 4 guinea pigs (Fluffy, Private Dumbo, CPT Oreo & Brownie), and 2 rescued Persian cats (Coco & Fiona). If she could choose anyone to invite to dinner, Amanda would choose her grandmother who is living back home. FUN FACT: Amanda is all about spirituality, astrology, yoga, and collecting healing crystals! Her favorites would have to be Pyrite, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz, Green Jade, and Tiger Eye.

    Amanda’s favorite book – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

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    Ashley Pennington

    Ashley Pennington

    Title Clerk
    Top Gun 2021

    Ashley is from Houston and the Texans and Astros are forever her two favorite teams. She’s been in the automotive world for a while as Ashley was used to the idea of the car business thanks to her Grandpa, who had owned a few used car lots when she was growing up. She is very close to her family. Ashley misses her Tita who passed away and she idolizes her nana who never gave up, always took care of her family, and always showed unconditional love. Through these examples, Ashley has the best outlook and support for her own children, Liam Ryder and Leila Rose. When Ashley isn’t at work, she likes to be with her kids, play darts, and spend time with her dogs, a cocker spaniel mix, Max, and blind terrier mix, Bella Fred. 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
    Top Gun 2020

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    Ben Vinger

    Ben Vinger

    Sales Coordinator
    Top Gun 2020

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

    Ben’s Favorite Book: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
    “When I was a teenager, my Dad encouraged me to read the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” He told me that we both share the same stubbornness at times and that if I decide to pursue a successful career in business I would need to be able to adapt to constant change. Up until that point I was an avid reader but most of my reading came from sci-fi and fantasy books. This was my first self development book, and I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging it was and how much I was able to take a away from it. WMMC really taught me a lot about myself and gave me a new perspective on how to navigate the world. I later went on to read another one of Spencer’s books that he co-authored called “The One Minute Manager”. To this day, that is my favorite book pertaining to leadership. It is simple, clear and effective.”

  • Candelario Amaya

    Candelario Amaya

    Make Ready Manager
    Top Gun 2020

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    Candelario Amaya

    Candelario Amaya

    Make Ready Manager
    Top Gun 2020

    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.

  • 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!

  • Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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    Catalina Wells

    Catalina Wells

    Title Clerk

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

  • Chayse Pearson

    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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    Chayse Pearson

    Chayse Pearson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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    Chelsea Gonzales

    Chelsea Gonzales

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2016, Top Gun 2017, Top Gun 2019

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

  • Chloe McKenna

    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

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    Chloe McKenna

    Chloe McKenna

    Production Coordinator

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

  • Clayton  Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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    Clayton  Main

    Clayton Main

    Data Scientist
    Top Gun 2018, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Cosme Casados

    Cosme Casados

    Driver
    Top Gun 2021

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    Cosme Casados

    Driver
    Top Gun 2021

    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

    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’s Favorite Book: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
    “When 007 marathon would play, I would record it on the VCR, so years later I read Casino Royale and it tells the story a lot better than the movies. I immerse myself in the reading as if I were the secret agent driving the cool cars, gambling millions of francs, and dressing in expensive suits – so I try to apply this character in real conversations. Feel confident in arguments, try to be charismatic, and always keep my hair neat and dress presentable in the appropriate setting.”

  • Conner Redlin

    Conner Redlin

    Executive Assistant

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    Conner Redlin

    Conner Redlin

    Executive Assistant

    Hire Date 5/24/2020 – Conner is from Pensacola, Florida. Now in Austin, Conner is a fan of the vibrant atmosphere and all of the live music that floods the city. Outside of work, Conner teaches piano in Austin and he graduated from college with a music performance degree in clarinet. He also enjoys getting out to go hiking and exploring, finding great spots for seafood, and hanging out with his English springer spaniel, Sadie. Conner’s favorite movie is The Birdcage starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne West, and his favorite song is What a Wonderful World by Nat King Cole. Conner enjoys traveling and has been to many countries including, England, France, Malawi, Moldova, and Austria, with the most memorable trip being to Paris and London for New Year’s Eve. Conner is thankful for a hard-working family who always did their best to provide an amazing life and so many incredible opportunities for his entire family. FUN FACT: If he could invite anyone to dinner, he’d choose Selena Gomez, “cuz she’s a queen.”

  • 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.

  • Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

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    Desirae Acosta

    Desirae Acosta

    Accounts Payable

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

  • 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 Tech Support
    Top Gun 2017

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    Dustin

    Dustin "MVP" Giusti

    Level 2 - Senior Tech Support
    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.

  • Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

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    Emily Callahan

    Emily Callahan

    Social Media Content Creator

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

  • Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Sales Coordinator

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    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!

  • Erbey Romero

    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

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    Erbey Romero

    Erbey Romero

    Maintenance Coordinator

    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.

  • Evan Gool

    Evan Gool

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Evan Gool

    Evan Gool

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Frank Gonzalez

    Frank Gonzalez

    Product Concierge
    Top Gun 2020

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    Frank Gonzalez

    Frank Gonzalez

    Product Concierge
    Top Gun 2020

    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.

  • Freddy Vasquez, Jr.

    Freddy Vasquez, Jr.

    Express Technician

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    Freddy Vasquez, Jr.

    Freddy Vasquez, Jr.

    Express Technician

    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.

  • 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
    Top gun 2020

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    Geo Flamenco

    Geo Flamenco

    Sales Consultant
    Top gun 2020

    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.

  • Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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    Grace Watson

    Grace Watson

    HR Specialist

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

  • Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

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    Haley Blain

    Haley Blain

    Online Reputation Specialist

    Hire Date 1/27/2020 – Haley was born in Denville, New Jersey. After a couple of years, she moved to Missouri where she spent the majority of her childhood. Finally, in the summer of 2013, Haley moved to Austin, Texas, and has loved it here ever since! She joined CAG in 2020 as a receptionist for one of the dealerships, and now works for Macho Marketing, the internal marketing group for CAG! Currently, Haley is going to school to earn her degree in Communications. In her free time, Haley enjoys relaxing at home, spending time with her loved ones, finding fun things to do in the Austin area, shopping, and improving on her singing. Haley’s favorite thing about Austin is how diverse it is; depending on which part of Austin you’re in, you can have a totally different experience! Haley’s hero is undoubtedly her father because of everything he went through as a single dad to make sure she had an amazing life. Haley loves all kinds of music, but her singing inspiration would have to be Ariana Grande because she has the best vocals. Haley even got to see her live in concert in 2019 at the Sweetener World Tour in Dallas and is looking forward to the day when Ariana decides to perform again. FUN FACT: Haley loves everything about the 80s! If she could push the pause button on her life & time travel back to the 80s, she would do it in a heartbeat.

  • Hector Garcia

    Hector Garcia

    Product Concierge
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2021

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    Hector Garcia

    Hector Garcia

    Product Concierge
    Top Gun 2019, Top Gun 2021

    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.

  • Hilary Razo

    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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    Hilary Razo

    Hilary Razo

    Title Clerk

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

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

  • Homer Martinez

    Homer Martinez

    Service and Parts

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    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!

  • 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

    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 & Service Director
    Top Gun 2019

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    Ivan Corona

    Ivan Corona

    Parts & Service Director
    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.

  • Izzahi Cisneros

    Izzahi Cisneros

    Internal Technician

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    Izzahi Cisneros

    Internal Technician

    Hire Date 11/10/2021 – Izzahi is from Amarillo, TX and has been in the automotive field since 2019. Izzahi enjoys spending his free time hanging out with his family, watching F1 – especially the Mercedes-Benz F1 team, and playing video games like Destiny on his Xbox. One of his best travel memories comes from the time he spent with his family in South Padre, TX to celebrate his aunt’s wedding, and if he was given the chance to travel anywhere, he’d choose Germany. While there, Izzahi would like to drive the autobahn – perhaps in his dream car, the Mercedes-Benz GT. Izzahi’s favorite movie is Real Steel featuring Hugh Jackman.

  • Jack  Vaughan

    Jack Vaughan

    Data Analyst

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    Jack Vaughan

    Data Analyst

    Hire Date 09/01/2022 – Jack is from Bedford, Texas, a small town located just outside of Dallas. He loves Austin for its beautiful greenery and the fact that there are many natural elements incorporated into the cityscape. In his free time, Jack enjoys playing guitar, reading, and terrorizing his cat (playfully, of course!). His favorite movie is Inception, and if Jack could invite one person to dinner, he would choose his grandpa. FUN FACT: Jack roots for Liverpool F.C.

    Jack’s favorite book – Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Jacki Blancas

    Jacki Blancas

    Billing Clerk
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

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    Jacki Blancas

    Billing Clerk
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2015, Top Gun 2020, Top Gun 2021

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

  • Jackie  Orewiler

    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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    Jackie Orewiler

    HR Generalist
    Top Gun 2017

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

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

  • Jackie Romero

    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

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    Jackie Romero

    HR Specialist
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 06/01/2010 – Jackie was born in California where she soon ended her west coast fun to be in 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.

  • James Hardeman-Hill

    James Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    James Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Jami Hamel

    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

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    Jami Hamel

    Graphic Designer

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

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

  • Jason Heimbecker

    Jason Heimbecker

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Jason Heimbecker

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Javi Avila

    Javi Avila

    Technician

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    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.

  • Javier Hinojosa

    Javier Hinojosa

    Sales Consultant

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    Javier Hinojosa

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Javier Rivera

    Javier Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

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    Javier Rivera

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Jeffrey Tang

    Jeffrey Tang

    Level 2 Tech Support

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    Jeffrey Tang

    Level 2 Tech Support

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

    Jeff’s Favorite Book: Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura

  • Jennifer Bottoms

    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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    Jennifer Bottoms

    Lead Office Manager

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

  • Jennifer Carrizales

    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jennifer Carrizales

    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Jeremiah  Gonzalez

    Jeremiah Gonzalez

    Detailer

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    Jeremiah Gonzalez

    Detailer

    Hire Date 07/20/2022 – Jeremiah is native to The Valley and this will be his first time working in the automotive industry! He wanted to work in this business because he’s always been fascinated by cars and how they operate. Fast forward to now, he says working for Mercedes-Benz is an incredible opportunity! Outside of work, Jeremiah does all kinds of cool stuff. Firstly, drumming has been his passion since 2016 and he loves playing the drums for his church. He also loves skateboarding, working out either by himself or with his buddy, and writing poems and song lyrics to wind down from a long day. Speaking of music, Jeremiah says “Sleeping with the Sirens” is a great band and thoroughly enjoys their song “This is my Life”. He is also a huge fan of a band called “Wolves at the Gate”, especially when he’s working out at the gym. When it comes to food, Jeremiah’s go-to restaurant since 2020 has been Starlite Burgers because they have amazing food and an awesome 80’s style design. As for some more favorites, Jeremiah’s top-pick video game is Call of Duty on the Xbox, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Black Hawk Down” are the two movies he will never get tired of, and he’s rooted for The Steelers since he was a kid! The best vacation Jeremiah has been on was when he went camping with his family in Corpus Christi when he was younger. Next on Jeremiah’s list for places to hit up? Japan! He has seen so many cool videos of people talking about their amazing experiences in Japan and would love to go sightseeing there. Jeremiah’s hero is undoubtedly his father because of all of the life lessons he has learned from him like “In order to make it in life you gotta move”. They also share a lot of wonderful memories, like the times when they’d talk about older model cars! If he could invite anyone to dinner, Jeremiah would choose the entire Avengers cast so he can ask them questions about what it was like to work on the movies. At home, Jeremiah has an adorable three-year-old Frenchie named Hogarth, who he says is the best thing to ever happen to him! FUN FACT: Jeremiah’s dream Mercedes-Benz vehicle is the GLC Coupe. He also works on Ceramics and has a passion for History!

    Jeremiah’s favorite book – “The Hatchet” by Gary Paulson

    “I’ve read many books in my lifetime, but this one is definitely my favorite. It gave me a way to express myself while reading it, especially the parts where the person had to do something to stay alive”.

  • Jesse Ortiz Jr.

    Jesse Ortiz Jr.

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

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    Jesse Ortiz Jr.

    Jesse Ortiz Jr.

    Sales Consultant
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 1/4/2021 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • 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!

  • Jessica Palomares

    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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    Jessica Palomares

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Jill Moyer

    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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    Jill Moyer

    Accounting Clerk

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

  • Jim Schankel

    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

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    Jim Schankel

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Jocelynn Moya

    Jocelynn Moya

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Jocelynn Moya

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 7/20/2022 – Jocelynn comes to us from San Juan’s neighbor – Mission, TX! In her free time she enjoys fishing, listening to music (especially if its a song by “Khalid”), watching any of the Marvel movies, and dining at Texas Roadhouse. Right around the time this bio was written in August 2022, Jocelynn went on vacation to Cancun and says it was the best trip she has been on thus far. Next on her list of destinations to visit? Hawaii for its beautiful beaches, jungle-like trees, and overall peaceful, beautiful setting. When asked who her hero is, Jocelynn had to choose her brother who is like a second dad to her. Jocelynn says he is an incredibly strong person and by far her favorite in the world. While she loves her brother dearly, Jocelynn would choose her grandmother if she had to pick one person to invite to dinner.

    Jocelynn’s Favorite Book – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Joe Franco

    Joe Franco

    Sales Consultant

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    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.

  • Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Jonathan Cruz Jaimes

    Inventory Clerk

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

  • Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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    Jonathan Holt

    Jonathan Holt

    IT Director

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

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

  • Jordan Cantu

    Jordan Cantu

    General Sales Manager

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    Jordan Cantu

    General 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 Dominguez Espinoza

    Jose Dominguez Espinoza

    Detailer

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    Jose Dominguez Espinoza

    Detailer

    Hire Date 1/20/2021 – Jose is from Port Isabel, Texas. He had always been interested in the automotive industry since he was a little kid and was eager to gain knowledge about advanced cars have become. Outside of work, Jose enjoys playing basketball, rooting for the Spurs, skateboarding, playing games like Battlefield on his Xbox, watching the Lord of the Rings series, reading and watching manga and anime, and hanging out with his German shepherd/husky mix, Chico.  Jose’s favorite band is Linkin Park and lead singer, Chester Bennington, is his hero for helping him through tough times growing up via the lyrics and music of Linkin Park. Jose also enjoys traveling and was ecstatic when he went on a road trip throughout Texas where he was able to visit different cities and partake in adventure activities along the way. One day, he’d like to travel to Japan to see experience the culture for himself and have a chance to eat genuine sushi. Jose’s dream Mercedes-Benz is the luxurious S-Class.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    Jose Gonzalez

    Make Ready

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    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.

  • Joseph Brandao

    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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    Joseph Brandao

    Wellness Coach

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

  • Joseph Espinoza

    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Joseph Espinoza

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Josh De Ford

    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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    Josh De Ford

    Graphic Designer
    Top Gun 2021

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

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

  • Joshua Escamilla

    Joshua Escamilla

    Product Concierge

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    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 & Co-Owner

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    Joy Hardeman

    Twin Sister
    Visionary & Co-Owner

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

  • Joy Tilley

    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

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    Joy Tilley

    Accounts Payable

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

  • Joyce Hornor

    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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    Joyce Hornor

    Office Manager

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

    Juan Hernandez

    Service Manager

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    Juan Hernandez

    Service Manager

    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’s Favorite Book: The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
    “Great read. Every time I read it, I get something that reminds me to keep it together as a leader.”

  • Juan Lopez

    Juan Lopez

    Parts Counter

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    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.

  • Julie Kelly

    Julie Kelly

    Wellness Coach

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    Julie Kelly

    Wellness Coach

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

  • Kacnyca Khem

    Kacnyca Khem

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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    Kacnyca Khem

    Office Manager
    Top Gun 2017

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

  • Katie Wotipka

    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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    Katie Wotipka

    Accounting Assistant
    Top Gun 2018

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

  • Kumary Keil

    Kumary Keil

    Sales Coordinator

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    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.

  • Laura Granger

    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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    Laura Granger

    Title Clerk

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

  • Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Lily Geneva Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire date 7/8/2016 – Lily is named after her great grandmother Geneva Hardeman. She loves to spend time with her family, including her cousins James, Margot and Reese Hardeman-Hill, and her grandparents. She likes to swim, dance, paint, draw, play dress up, and do gymnastics. Lily offices alongside her dada Will and enjoys saying hello to everyone at the dealership and judging the annual employee Halloween costume competition. She oversees the Continental Cafe and creates seasonal drinks like the Lily Lavender Latte.

  • Lisa Bustos

    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Director

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    Lisa Bustos

    BDC Director

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

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

  • Lisa Litchfield

    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator

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    Lisa Litchfield

    Event Coordinator

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

  • Lizbeth Pulido

    Lizbeth Pulido

    Barista

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    Lizbeth Pulido

    Barista

    Hire Date 9/1/2021 – Lizbeth is from Edinburg, Texas, and recently made the decision to join the Mercedes-Benz of San Juan team because she was craving something new! Mexican food is Lizbeth’s favorite, and her trip to Cancún was undoubtedly the most epic vacation she’s ever been on. The best concert venue, in Lizbeth’s opinion, would have to be the Amphitheater in Austin.  At home, Lizbeth has two Toy Poodles named Max and Maya, and she absolutely loves spending time with them any chance she gets. Aside from being with her adorable dogs, Lizbeth enjoys relaxing with a good movie, preferably the Fast and Furious series! Her sister is her biggest hero, but if she could invite anyone to dinner, Lizbeth would invite her grandpa. FUN FACT: Lizbeth’s dream car is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.

  • Liz Lopez

    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

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    Liz Lopez

    Title Clerk

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

  • Lizet Gonzales

    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

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    Lizet Gonzales

    Accounts Payable

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

  • Luis Roman

    Luis Roman

    Detailer

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    Luis Roman

    Detailer

    Hire Date 1/12/2022 – Luis is from McAllen, Texas, and is excited to be part of the CAG family! He owns a 2010 Harley Davidson bike and loves taking it for a ride any chance he gets. One day, Luis would love to travel to Glen Rose, Texas because of its beautiful scenery and dinosaur history! If he could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, Luis would invite his beautiful mother that has passed away. FUN FACT: Luis’ favorite movie is Scarface, and his favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys!

  • Madeline Rials

    Madeline Rials

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2020

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    Madeline Rials

    HR Manager
    Top Gun 2020

    Hire Date 12/17/2018 – Madeline graduated from Texas A&M in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Development. Born in Louisiana, but raised her whole life in Austin, she considers herself a native. In her free time she likes to read, see movies at the Alamo Drafthouse, and try new restaurants. Her goal is to keep CAG as an employer of choice and help employees grow along the way.

  • 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.

  • Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Margot Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • Maria Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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    Maria Herrera

    Maria Herrera

    Accounting Clerk
    Top Gun 2016

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

  • 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.

  • Megan Lassiter

    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable

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    Megan Lassiter

    Megan Lassiter

    Accounts Payable

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

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

  • Meredith Rials

    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

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    Meredith Rials

    Meredith Rials

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Michael Keck

    Michael Keck

    System Administrator

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    Michael Keck

    Michael Keck

    System Administrator

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

  • Michelle Overton

    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

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    Michelle Overton

    Michelle Overton

    Office Manager

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

  • Miguel Medina

    Miguel Medina

    Sales Consultant

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    Miguel Medina

    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.

  • Mike Santos, Jr.

    Mike Santos, Jr.

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2021

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    Mike Santos, Jr.

    Mike Santos, Jr.

    Service Advisor
    Top Gun 2021

    Hire Date 8/4/2021 – Mike is from McAllen, Texas and has officially been in the automotive industry since June 1989. Outside of work, Mike can be found working on his own vehicles, listening to Dave Matthews Band, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, and drawing & designing cars, homes, buildings, and whatever else he thinks up! The drawing and design passion are instilled in him naturally, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, and backed by his two degrees: Architectural and Visual Technology & Architectural and Civil Engineering – both of which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. One day, Mike would like to travel throughout Europe to experience the history of architecture, and so far, one of his top travel destinations would have to be New York City. If you’re looking for a fantastic bite to eat in McAllen, Mike would recommend House Wine & Bistro. Can’t go wrong with garlic lime shrimp and lamb chops! FUN FACT: His favorite movie is Ford vs. Ferrari (2019) and his dream car is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 63 S.

  • Modesto Montemayor

    Modesto Montemayor

    Sales Manager

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    Modesto Montemayor

    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.

  • Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Title Clerk

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    Morgan White

    Morgan White

    Title Clerk

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

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  • Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

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    Myra Garza

    Myra Garza

    Title Clerk

    Hire Date 8/17/2020 – Myra is from McAllen, Texas. She has been in the automotive world for nearly ten years and started off working at the DMV 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.

  • Nef Grajales Jr.

    Nef Grajales Jr.

    Master Centralized Diagnostic Technician

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    Nef Grajales Jr.

    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!

  • Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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    Nio Clark

    Nio Clark

    Sales Coordinator

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

  • Noe Ramirez

    Noe Ramirez

    Driver

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    Noe Ramirez

    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.

  • Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Penelope Elle Hardeman

    Cutest Employee Ever

    Hire Date 4/1/2020 – Penelope (Poppy) is baby sister to Lily and enjoys dancing, laughing, playing with her dog Nash, and being an all-around angel. Poppy likes to do whatever Lily is doing and has inspired drinks at the Continental Cafe including the Poppy Peppermint Latte.

  • Phillip Guzman

    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

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    Phillip Guzman

    Phillip Guzman

    Senior Content Producer
    Top Gun 2020

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

  • 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!

  • Rachel Loredo

    Rachel Loredo

    Service Appointment Specialist
    Top Gun 2019

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    Rachel Loredo

    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

    Booker Warranty

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    Rafael Soto

    Booker Warranty

    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. Prior to becoming a member of the warranty team, Rafael was a technician here! FUN FACT: Rafael’s favorite color is blue.

  • Ramses  Casados

    Ramses Casados

    Detailer

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    Ramses Casados

    Detailer

    Hire Date 6/30/2022 – Bio Coming Soon!

  • Rebecca Barrera

    Rebecca Barrera

    Customer Care
    Top Gun 2019

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    Rebecca Barrera

    Customer Care
    Top Gun 2019

    “Food is passion, food is love” – Hector Elizondo

  • Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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    Reese Hardeman-Hill

    Cutest Employee Ever

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

  • 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

    Sales Coordinator

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

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

  • Rick Flores

    Rick Flores

    Technician

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    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.

    Rick’s Favorite Book: A Promised Land by Barack Obama
    “History, good personal story, and full of inspiration and hope.”

  • Ricardo Gonzalez

    Ricardo Gonzalez

    Sales Consultant

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    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!

  • Rudy Diaz

    Rudy Diaz

    Star Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2021

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    Rudy Diaz

    Rudy Diaz

    Star Certified Technician
    Top Gun 2021

    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

    Master Technician

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  • Sam Vasquez

    Sam Vasquez

    Finance Director

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    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

    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
    Top Gun 2020

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    Saul Solis

    Internal Technician
    Top Gun 2020

    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 Calvillo

    Sebastian Calvillo

    Express Technician Apprentice

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    Sebastian Calvillo

    Express Technician Apprentice

    Hire Date 3/17/2021 – Sebastian is from Palmview, Texas. He’s always had a passion for fast cars thanks to watching the The Fast and The Furious movies growing up. These days, Sebastian enjoys watching Formula 1, working on his project cars, finding great pizza places, spending time with his closest friends, and playing games like Apex Legends on his Xbox while he builds out a gaming PC. One day, Sebastian would like to go to Nürburg, Germany to so some hotlaps around the Nordschleife. One of his career goals would be to become a mechanical engineer to be a part of an F1 team. At home, Sebastian has a sweet cat named Petite. FUN FACT: Sebastian’s dream car is the Mercedes-AMG® GT Black Series.

  • Sebastian Perez

    Sebastian Perez

    Service Advisor

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    Sebastian Perez

    Service Advisor

    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

    Web Content Editor
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

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    Shelby Rae

    Web Content Editor
    Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2016

    Hire Date 7/23/2013 – Shelby is an old soul. She’s a pure creative who sees the emotions in all medium of arts and partakes in many, too. For CAG, Shelby works on finding ways to make our websites more appealing and easier to use. She’s excelled at previous roles within the company and achieved CAG’s Employee of the Year “Top Gun” Award twice during her tenure. From inventory photographer to graphic designer, and now to editor, Shelby aims to make things better along the way. World Class is the goal, and high performance is the role. Outside of CAG, Shelby lives under a handful of pine trees with her family in Bastrop and you can always find the lyrical works of Mac Miller in her recently played tunes.
  • Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    Infrastructure & Risk Manager

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    Sheri Gordon

    Sheri Gordon

    Infrastructure & Risk 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!

  • Sherry Brock

    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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    Sherry Brock

    Title Clerk

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

  • Sirfoss Toaiva

    Sirfoss Toaiva

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Sirfoss Toaiva

    Level 1 Tech Support

    Hire Date 1/24/2022 – Sirfoss is originally from Hawaii, but moved to Colorado in 2014. After spending a fair amount of time living there, he decided to make his move to Austin, Texas at the end of 2021! Although he is pretty new to the automotive industry, Sirfoss is very interested in it and hopes to get more involved. He enjoys working out, and his favorite thing about Austin would have to be the beautiful exploration sites and the food scene. When asked what his favorite food is, Sirfoss was torn between sushi and Thai cuisine! One day, he would love to visit Japan because it is home to his favorite flower, the Cherry Blossom! While he’s there, he would love to explore the beautiful scenery and learn more about the culture… he says their tattoos have an interesting history! FUN FACT: Sirfoss’ favorite sports team is whichever Kevin Durant is playing on!

  • Stephanie Clegg

    Stephanie Clegg

    Level 1 Tech Support

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    Stephanie Clegg

    Level 1 Tech Support

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

  • Suzette Burrow

    Suzette Burrow

    Marketing Director

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    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.

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

  • Thalia Maldonado

    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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    Thalia Maldonado

    Billing Clerk

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

  • Tiffani Gonzales

    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management

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    Tiffani Gonzales

    Cash Management

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

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

  • Timothy Shook

    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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    Timothy Shook

    Chief Operating Officer 🌱📚

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

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

  • Ty Hammonds

    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

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    Ty Hammonds

    Corporate Controller
    Top Gun 2019

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

  • Veronika Valdez

    Veronika Valdez

    Service Coordinator

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    Veronika Valdez

    Service Coordinator

    Hire Date 4/28/2020 – Veronika was born in Mexico and raised in Pharr, Texas. At home, Veronika enjoys spending time watching movies and having cookouts with her three kids. In her leisure time, Veronika loves cooking and fishing. In the future, Veronika would love to buy an RV and see the country. FUN FACT: Veronika has FIVE cats! And one is blind, too!

    Veronika’s Favorite Book: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
    “It really changed the way I think and see things around me, [previously] always negative of things.. This book made me realize that everything that I want in life is possible.”

  • William B. Hardeman

    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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    William B. Hardeman

    Brother - Managing Partner

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

  • Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

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    Wylane Clark

    Wylane Clark

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2011, Top Gun 2019

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

  • Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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    Yvonne Cortinas

    Yvonne Cortinas

    Accounts Payable
    Top Gun 2021

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

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