Meet Our Team - Mercedes-Benz of Austin Family of Employees

Leo Aguilar

Leo Aguilar

White Team Technician
Hire Date 8/2/2013

Leo was born in Durango, Mexico and grew up in California. He enjoys karaoke nights, pina coloads, and go-karting! Leo has an affinity for all music

Hector Arellano

Hector Arellano

Parts Specialist
Hire Date 2/20/2012

Bio Coming Soon

Chase Atkins

Chase Atkins

Service Advisor
Hire Date 2/3/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Michael Bakiris

Michael Bakiris

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 3/13/2000

Michael was born on the island of Rhodes, Greece. He is supremely knowledgeable in all things Greek. His hobby is swimming, his food is Greek Salad. He had a travel agency in Greece before he began at Mercedes-Benz, and is willing to give guided tours to those who want to pay his travel and accommodation expenses. Michael also enjoys the company of his dogs.
Mona Bakshi

Mona Bakshi

BDC Client Care Representative
Hire Date 1/2/2014

Mona was born and raised in Cali. She has a dog named Shadow, who is the cutest dog in the world! She LOVES food, particularly Indian and Mexican, and brownies are easily the way to her heart. Family is very important in Mona’s life, and they always come first. She’s also studying business in college and is very career oriented. She has been with Mercedes Benz for 2 years now, and adores luxurious cars. PS- She says that the Lakers are the best basketball team ever!

Fouad Batlouni

Fouad Batlouni

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 2/11/2013

Fouad has been with Mercedes Benz of Austin since February 2013. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He came to the United States as a student in 1984 and attended UT of San Antonio where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He has been very happily married for 21 years to his wife Sandra, a former attorney, and has two beautiful twin girls, Nadia and Emily. Nadia is named after his mom and Emily after his Uncle Emile. His favorite foods include all things Lebanese and Sandra excels at making these meals, especially tabouli. He loves cycling and makes the 13 mile commute to work on his Surly bicycle one or twice a week. He has been a diehard fan of the world famous Red Devils of Manchester United Football Club since he was a teenager. He loves to travel and looks forward to visiting Stockholm soon!

Oscar Becerra

Oscar Becerra

Loaner
Hire Date 5/23/2013

Bio Coming Soon

Clinton Berger

Clinton Berger

Technician
Hire Date 10/28/2013

Bio Coming Soon

Patrick Bernal

Patrick Bernal

Technician
Hire Date 3/01/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Blake Betts

Blake Betts

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 08/20/2013

A car fanatic, of course… Blake is a very likable, outgoing, southern gentleman. Born in Louisiana, grew up in Santa Fe, and headed back East to Atlanta, GA!! And folks we have an LSU graduate who majored in Business Admin. Blake is engaged to his lovely Laura Poche and they have acquired 3 pets! A Jack Russell “Cooper”, a Toy Schnauzer “Lola”, and to keep the peace a Lab Mix “Bailey”. Blake has a LOVE for steamed Artichokes served with lemon butter sauce YUMMY! He is a Motor Sport Junkie and loves water sports!

Dan Boone

Dan Boone

Finance Director
Hire Date 4/19/2004

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

Jennifer Bottoms

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 isle 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 un-mistakable laugh, she has other great assets that contribute to making Mercedes-Benz the company it is today.

Stuart Bradford

Stuart Bradford

Courtesy Car Driver
Hire Date 9/13/2007

His father was a career Air Force man so he grew up living all over the states and in several foreign countries (England, Korea, Alabama, etc.). He came to Austin from Fairfax, Virginia, circa 1970 to attend UT. After 5 1/2 years he completed a 4 year degree majoring in History (minoring in Fraternity). He immediately parlayed that degree into a related job with the IRS. He retired after 31 years when he could no longer find his office on a regular basis (they kept reorganizing). Along the way he had the good fortune to marry Debbie; they have three wonderful children (Lauren, Sam and Jackson) who are now mostly grown and only live with them infrequently. He started working for Mercedes-Benz in 2007 when it seemed like a good idea to do something other than golf occasionally. He's found the work and the people at Mercedes-Benz really enjoyable and hopes to stay until he can make it on the professional tour. One of his hobbies is limericks. "So here is one for myself...I can write one for you or your friends for a minor fee:

There is an old driver named Stu,
with the clients he was told this to do.
'Bring them from home, while you talk of new chrome,
Then to the cashier you must shoo.'"

Bonnie Bradshaw

Bonnie Bradshaw

BDC Client Care Representative
Hire Date 7/2/2013

Bonnie has lived in Austin since 2001 and is proud to call it home. She has a wonderfully supportive husband, who is an underwater welder!!! 4 sweet and highly entertaining kids, and a 5th “child” - their dog Pork Chop! Bonnie loves a good laugh, Thai food collecting local art, and she dreams about traveling all over the world. Her favorite thing to do besides spending time with her family is listening to live music. She’d prefer to drive a classic car any day over anything modern…..specifically a 1967 Pontiac Firebird.

Rob Burge

Rob Burge

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 6/1/2005

Rob was born and raised in California and moved to New York at the age of 13. He ended up in the middle of the country in Austin, Texas and has worked for Mercedes-Benz for more than 15 years. He has two beautiful children, two cats, two dogs, and 8 fish. You won’t find him attempting to climb Mt. Everest, his favorite vacation spot is anywhere warm with a beach, but he would rather be boating than doing anything else. As for work, he was selected out of 100 applicants in the country for the Master Guild Award, which is the highest recognition for Mercedes-Benz. We are so proud of him!
Andrew Burrow

Andrew Burrow

New Car Sales Manager
Hire Date 4/23/2001

Andrew spent his earliest days within his mother's womb, developing the foundation that supports him today. Andrew was educated within the hedges of Rice University, where he found his stride... literally. While attending Rice on a track scholarship, he was awarded 'All-American' status 5 times. Graduating circa 1999, he floundered about for two years before finding a home at Mercedes-Benz of Austin. Andrew served his time on the sales floor, where he learned the fundamentals of the business. From there, he used his quick and penetrating intelligence to advance into a finance position, where he developed the many skills required to succeed. Today, Andrew serves as the New Car Sales Manager, where his experience continues to fertilize and water the seeds of success.

John Butler

John Butler

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 4/1/2005

John is a jazz enthusiast and out-on-the-town guy who can be found listening to music at Sullivan’s almost every Thursday. His favorite musicians are John Coltrane and Billie Holiday, and he used to play percussion in a jazz band while he was in school in New York. John was born in New Orleans and is a decorated Air Force veteran, earning a Distinguish Flying Cross for rescuing five people in Vietnam. With over 30 years of experience in the car business, John is the guy to help you into a new Mercedes-Benz. Imagine driving off in a new CLK550 convertible, listening to one of John’s expertly-arranged custom jazz compilations. John makes this stuff look easy.
Daniel Byrd

Daniel Byrd

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 7/9/2003

Danny was born in Beaumont and currently resides in Leander with his yellow lab, Daisy. He enjoys fishing and playing music. He is the drummer for the band Wild Dogs, which has been on an extended hiatus since their last show in Wimberley. Known for howling at the moon, the Wild Dogs were true Old Time Rock and Roll specialist. Danny was in real estate before joining the team at Mercedes-Benz of Austin. A 10 year sales consultant that is honest and who does not push! He drives a Chevy pick-up truck because pick-up trucks are cool and tough!
Brian Cairns

Brian Cairns

White Team Technician
Hire Date 10/16/2008

Brian grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and has loved living in Austin for more than 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife, three step-children, and seven grandchildren. When the weather is warm, Brian spends most of his time out on the lake.
Stephanie Calderon

Stephanie Calderon

Service Cashier
Hire Date 8/6/2012

Bio Coming Soon

Kamy Chana

Kamy Chana

Grey Team Leader
Hire Date 9/17/2008

Kamy is quite talented. He holds the current record for the fastest C-class engine rebuild using nothing but a five pound hammer and a Philips head screwdriver. He is Indian, born in Kenya, raised in London, and matured in Los Angeles. He followed Jim McGuane from Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills to Mercedes-Benz of Austin. Golf is his handicap. He recently sold his S-Class to finance medical school for the youngest of his three children. Of course, he also financed medical school for the other two kids. At least he's got his health…
Gabriel and Jose Cienfuegos (Brothers)

Gabriel and Jose Cienfuegos (Brothers)

Detail Specialist (Gabriel) and Detail Manager (Jose)
Hire Date 1/15/1999 (Gabriel)
Hire Date 9/2/1997 (Jose)

Gabriel has lived in Austin for 14 plus years and has been working with Mercedes-Benz of Austin for the majority of that time. Gabriel and Ebelia, his wife of more than 13 years, have one son and one daughter, so Gabriel spends most of his time working or hanging out with his family. Gabriel likes to go to the park, play volleyball, ride bikes with his kids, and watch Toluca, his favorite soccer team. Gabriel also enjoys cooking, so on the weekends you can often find him drinking Bud Light and grilling fajitas.

Jose is a 13 plus year veteran of Mercedes-Benz of Austin. He grew up in a small town in Guerrero, Mexico, and has lived in Austin for more than 20 years with his wife and three children. Jose’s favorite vacation was when he and his family went to Disneyworld. Jose enjoys going to church on Sunday, playing volleyball and soccer, and watching the Mexican national team games.

Kelvin Cruz

Kelvin Cruz

Technician
Hire Date 1/3/2014

Kelvin was born and raised in uptown Manhattan, New York. He cheers for the Yankees, and he loves all different types of music- he would be torn to have to choose only one genre! Kelvin has been working with Benz’s for 9 years!

Victor Cu

Victor Cu

Grey Team Technician
Hire Date 8/21/1995

Victor was born and raised in Guatemala, and moved to the states when he was 19. He loves futbol- and when he says this, he means actually playing! He is not the type to sit around and watch the game, when he could be playing instead. His favorite foods are tamales and French bread!
Leamon Cummings

Leamon Cummings

Courtesy Driver
Hire Date 2/11/2013

Bio Coming Soon

Richard Dallatore

Richard Dallatore

Shipping/Receiving
Hire Date 7/21/2008 (his)

Richard came to Mercedes-Benz of Austin after retiring from Delta Airlines. He uses his frequent flier privileges to fly between Pennsylvania and California, where his babies and grandbabies reside. He calls Cedar Park home, and they share it with two dogs and a cat. They have twin grandbabies on the way, and we wish his family health and abundance.
Annie Daniel

Annie Daniel

Service Consultant
Hire Date 1/19/2009

Annie is a relatively new Austinite, but she already loves Austin and all its outdoor activities. Annie has three cats and also feeds multiple strays that live around her neighborhood. In her spare time Annie volunteers at a home for foster children and enjoys going out with her friends and reading science fiction books. Her favorite book is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
Tobin Davies

Tobin Davies

Accounting Office
Hire Date 1/3/2013

Tobin hails from Deer Park, TX and has lived in Austin since he graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor with a Business degree in 2012. He loves traveling, trying new things, playing the guitar, and spending time with friends.

Fun Fact: Tobin was a balloon artist for 6 years, entertaining at restaurants, parties, and festivals around the country!

Bobby Davis

Bobby Davis

Service Consultant
Hire Date 5/30/2013

Although Bobby was not born here in Austin, he’s lived here most of his life and feels like a true Austinite. After graduating high school, Bobby served in the U.S. Navy as a gunners mate, then received his degree in Automotive Technology from Texas State Technical College in Waco. Upon graduation, Bobby moved back to Austin where he has been working in the automotive industry since 1993. Not only does Bobby love cars but he also loves his family time with wife Erin and two very energetic little boys. They enjoy exploring the outdoors. One of Bobby’s most exciting and memorable adventures was an Alaskan caribou hunt a few years back. If he could change anything about his life, he would definitely spend more quality time with family.

Matt Estrada

Matt Estrada

Inventory Control Specialist
Hire Date 10/15/2012

Matt was born and raised here in Central Texas, and happily calls Austin home. He has a wonderful son named Isaac, and a sweet dog named Marley. Matt has an affinity for baseball, and wishes he could still be playing the sport. He often spends his free time goofing around with his son, watching movies, and taking his dog out for walks. He always gets a kick out of exploring new places in Austin, even after living here for so long.

Alex Flores

Alex Flores

Detail Specialist
Hire Date 1/15/2002

Alex is from el Jefe, Mexico City. He has lived in Austin for over 10 years. He is a skilled 'Fronton' player (handball), and a gifted dancer.

Jay Floyd

Jay Floyd

Technician
Hire Date 3/3/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Luisa Flores

Luisa Flores

Barista
Hire Date 9/21/2006

Luisa and her husband Jesse have one son and one daughter. Originally from Mexico City, Louisa says that, although she enjoys living in Austin, she loves her country and frequently goes back to Mexico to visit. Luisa also loves cooking and home decorating, so if she’s watching television it’s usually the Food Network or HGTV. Louisa loves learning new things—right now she’s taking classes at ACC to perfect her English. Pretty Woman is her favorite movie, but Louisa also really likes watching scary movies. Even though she has seen all the Halloween movies, that music still gives her goosebumps every time.

Christopher Flynn

Christopher Flynn

Technician
Hire Date 11/11/2013

Bio Coming Soon

Minh Fogel

Minh Fogel

Service Consultant
Hire Date 5/1/2009

Minh is a current Austin resident and graduated with a degree in business from the University of Texas. She has been in the car business for over 12 years and is married and has two beautiful daughters. Her favorite past time is spending time with the family doing outdoor activities like camping or hiking.
Stephen Franklin

Stephen Franklin

Shipping Clerk
Hire Date: 1/21/2010

Born in the state for lovers, Virginia, Stephen moved to Austin in 1992 and admires the laid back city. A friend of his got him into the car business and he is pretty glad that they did. On Stephen's down time, he plays the drums and hangs out to no particular kind of music. Stephen comes home to his cute Border collie mix named Mia.
David Galvez

David Galvez

Technician
Hire Date 3/24/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Lee Godfrey

Lee Godfrey

Parts Manager
Hire Date 11/18/1991

When he can get away from the penny-loafing set, Lee takes his ML320 down to the family ranch in Ft. McKavett for some serious off-road testing. 'There’s nothing like a Mercedes-Benz,' Lee tells me. And nothing like a mesquite thorn... which is why Lee keeps his spare tire full of air.
Pete Gonzales

Pete Gonzales

Grey Team Technician
Hire Date 4/9/2009

Pete is a true Austinite, as he was born and raised right here in the ATX. He loves playing sports, spending time with his family, and being outdoors with his 2 labs, Sam and Rex. He is also keen on going out to the quarter mile drag strips with his dad to race their Ford Mustangs. Occasionally, Pete enjoys going out to the shooting range as well.
Antonio Gonzalez

Antonio Gonzalez

Grey Team Technician
Hire Date 1/17/2013

Antonio has lived in Texas for most of his life, and he hopes to someday get to see Spain. He loves to be around cars, including time outside of work, as he enjoys car shows and other car related things. Antonio’s been working in the automotive industry for over 16 years now! His favorite movie is “The 5th Element” with Bruce Willis and Chris Tucker, and he is fond of all kinds of music; including classical as he has played the violin in his younger years. Antonio is a family man first, and he would love to add a family pet to mix in the next year or two. He adds that he would also like to open a business of his own someday.

Sheri Gordon

Sheri Gordon

CAG Austin - HR Manager
Hire Date 2/14/1989

Born in Arkansas, Now lives in Marble Falls.
Has two awesome daughters
And two cute granddaughters.
Golfing is her sport,
But reading and antique shopping is her resort.
Nicaragua is her favorite place,
But ‘Specs’ is her happy space.
Shaun Connery is her man crush,
And her hair is quite lush.
Her favorite time of year is Spring,
She likes being at the beach where she can’t hear her phone ring.
Sheri cuts peoples hair,
She is like a life size teddy bear.
She makes Mercedes-Benz great,
And is looking for the perfect mate.
A tremendous asset in HR,
The SL is her dream car.
She’s not much different, but can’t be beat,
She’s actually a fabulous person to meet.
Seth Groves

Seth Groves

Vehicle Exchange Program Coordinator
Hire Date 9/23/2013

Born in Indianapolis and graduating from Sherman High School (TX), Seth has been a resident of Austin since the summer of 2007. Starting at the University of Texas, his time here has been spent pursuing both business and an active role in the live music scene of Austin. With two brief stints in both an original and cover band playing on 6th, he moved primarily to production sound work. Outside of music he likes to spend time with his dog Kiwi (Fat Boy), checking out the best new and old spots in Austin, and relaxing by the water be it a river or on the gulf. Coming from a background in technology sales, Seth hopes to use his eye for multi-party collaboration to help build an easy and reliable Exchange Program.

Armando Guerra

Armando Guerra

Green Team Technician
Hire Date 10/17/2007

Armando is a native Texan, and he grew up in Goliad. He enlisted in the Marine Corps straight after graduating high school, and partook with the USMC for 4 years. Armando spends most of his time away from work with his beautiful daughter and wife, Amy (who was also his high school sweetheart). Armando also enjoys working out in his free time

Cindy Hach

Cindy Hach

BDC Manager
Hire Date 3/1/2013

Cindy grew up in Corpus Christi, studied at Del Mar College, joined the US Navy, then ventured into the skies to be a flight attendant. She currently lives in Georgetown, TX with her husband Jeff, their awesome daughter Alexis and three high energy Weimaraners (Kaiser, Kemper & Cooper). To unwind, Cindy enjoys running, swimming, hosting any kind of a party, and wishes to play tennis more than time currently permits. These days Cindy spends most of her days on the ground driven to help pair clients with the right car then ensure their happiness on their continued journey with Mercedes-Benz!

Bryan Hardeman

Bryan Hardeman

Principal
Hire Date 11/2/1978

“Mercedes-Benz is my gem,” says owner, Mr. Bryan Hardeman. A terrific brand and the first automobile, Mercedes-Benz is constantly at the helm of new state-of-the-art technology and design that often awes its competitors. Mercedes-Benz was one of the first brands Mr. Hardeman acquired when he bought Continental Cars, originally located off 6th street in downtown Austin. He remembers this site ironically as the location where he bought his first car when he was 17. Now, he did not get to keep this car (a 1966 MG retailing at around fifteen hundred bucks at the time), which he bought without his parents’ knowledge and parked at his brother’s garage off campus at UT. He is humored by the memory of being caught in the first week of ownership by a teacher who spotted him cruising downtown. From there, word quickly got back to his father and, thus, the keys back to the dealership. Despite this lapse in judgment as a youngster, Mr. Hardeman is known throughout the dealership as an all-around nice guy and family man above all else.

His family includes his loving wife, Rebecca, and their three children, two of whom (Will and Genny) work at the dealerships taking on day-to-day management. Their youngest (by two and a half minutes), Joy, is attending Mr. Hardeman’s alma mater, UT, in her second year of law school. Mr. Hardeman boasts about how proud he is of the spread here at the Continental Automotive Group and how the average employee has worked for him an incredible 15+ years! “The car business is a people business, and having the right people be a part of our family here is the most important thing, and we have the right people!”

Genny, Joy, and Will Hardeman (Twin Sisters and Brother)

Genny, Joy, and Will Hardeman (Twin Sisters and Brother)

Executive Vice President (Genny) - Visionary (Joy) - Managing Partner (Will)
Hire Date 2/17/1984 (Genny)
Hire Date 2/17/1984 (Joy)
Hire Date 7/18/1981 (Will)

Genny likes to laugh at just about anything, but nothing gets her taste buds excited like crispy tacos from the local Taco Bell. Genny was a thespian and tennis star at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School before continuing on to SMU, where she graduated a semester early with a degree in Finance, Foreign Languages and Literature. Genny went to work for Tejas Securities in Austin but was soon recruited into the family business. Genny enjoys spending time with friends on Lake Austin and taking runs around the neighborhood with her two dogs, a Blue Lacy named Charlie and a yellow Labrador named Ellie.

When she is not making gray skies blue, Joy enjoys enjoying herself. She is a talented dog-whisperer, an avid cyclist, and a sought-after companion. She is chatty, enjoys a good crossword puzzle, and early morning swims in Lake Austin with her two puppies Ellie and Charlie. She is currently in Washington DC driving a Subaru Outback.

For some it's East Coast time, for others it's West coast time; each day Will resets his watch to Hardeman time. He is known to many at the NADA Dealer Academy as Will - "The International Man of Leisure." Over the past few months he has learned that percentages don't buy you ham sandwiches; dollars do. Will is a natural green tea connoisseur and also enjoys the raw power of iced coffee during the 3 summer seasons in Austin, Texas. He also has a suave, ever so charming, dark chocolate Boykin Spaniel by the name of Nash.

Chris Hernandez

Chris Hernandez

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 9/14/2012

From spending spare time at the green belt to attending to customers, Chris Hernandez is from the small town Beaumont, Texas. He moved here to Austin in 2008 ready for bigger and better things! Chris proudly graduated from St. Edwards University with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. He once attended the Inaugural F1 race where he found himself to be the happiest. His first job was at a sushi bar where his love for sushi began. He decided to enter the car business because he loves seeing cars and driving cars from magazines. When he’s not watching the unspoken Fight Club, he can be found giving a huge helping hand to the service and sales department.

Wally Hernandez

Wally Hernandez

Roadside Technician
Hire Date 1/4/1988

Wally is a veteran roadside technician and says that he loves helping people on the road and that it’s fun to be the hero. Wally spends his free time working out at the gym and also loves to go Tejano dancing. He and his beautiful wife Macaria have been married for over 26 years and live out in Taylor with Angelica, their daughter. Wally says that Angelica is his angel and that she keeps him going. Amaya Restaurant is Wally’s favorite place to eat Mexican food, and Corpus Christi is his favorite vacation spot. There he and his family spend time at the beach and also go deep sea fishing. Now Wally is looking forward to taking his daughter to Disneyworld.
Enrique Herrera

Enrique Herrera

Detail Specialist
Hire Date: 1/27/2000

Enrique’s favorites include Mexican cuisine and cars, which he dabbles in both almost daily. Enrique enjoys cheering on team USA in volleyball and team Cruz Azul in soccer; he is what you would call a fan. Enrique fancies Austin almost as much as Mexican food and he has been a resident here since 1999.
Christopher Hirsh

Christopher Hirsh

Service Manager
Hire Date 7/26/1973

Chris began working in the service department in 1973 as an entry level tech at the age of 19. He laughs at his inexperience then states that “I could never hire me!” He has been a team leader, shop foreman, and now service manager. Chris’s family tree had its roots in Texas; his grandparents owned “Hirsh’s Drug Stores” in and around Austin from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Chris’s father was an Army Air Corp hero and gave Chris the education of living all around the USA, Turkey, and Japan. Chris and his wife currently live in Georgetown, and enjoy being home with each other. Sundays are a special opportunity for their children to come up and share Sunday dinner together. The family’s favorite activity……. Going camping at Enchanted Rock!
Reva Hoffman

Reva Hoffman

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 5/29/2008

Reva has been selling cars since 2005 and has been THE Mercedes-Benz Girl since 2009. Reva is the “positive Polly” of the dealership, always in a good mood, always smiling & willing to help anyone and everyone. If she could describe herself in one word it would be *ROCK STAR*!!!!!
Christopher Hughes

Christopher Hughes

Technician
Hire Date 1/16/2014

Chris is an Austin local, and had also lived in Virgina for about seven years before returning to the ATX. He takes pleasure in playing hockey- though admits he is not the best. Chris is happily married to his high school sweetheart, and they have a delightful canine companion named Charlie.

Todd Hume

Todd Hume

Red Team Technician
Hire Date 1/5/1987

Todd grew up in the small town of Oakwood, Illinois. He is the oldest of three boys. He started his first job at eight years old and he has never been without a job since. After graduating from high school, Todd moved to Indianapolis to go to Lincoln Technical Institute. While he was there, he earned a degree in Automotive Diesel Truck Technology. While attending tech school, he heard about the booming economy in a weird place Austin, Texas. He took a trip down here to see for himself. He immediately fell in love with Texas. Within 24 hours Todd called back home, told them to pack his stuff and call the movers. He was not coming back. He finally settled in a small town just east of a weird place called Elgin; and it has been his home for the last 30 years. He has a daughter, four sons and six grandchildren. He loves to go camping and fishing with his wife Lisa; when they can manage to get away for a weekend. He likes being behind the camera and have taken over 10,000 pictures. He love dogs especially imported German Shepherds and my Corgi (his lap dog/fishing buddy). After spending a couple years at an independent shop, and a couple years at another import car dealer, he landed at Mercedes Benz of Austin where he has been for the last 27 years. He has owned several Mercedes Benz over the years and in addition to his daily driver, he has a 1975 240D that he purchased from the original owner, who had originally purchased it and always serviced it at Mercedes Benz of Austin.

Khalid Hussein

Khalid Hussein

Grey Team Technician
Hire Date 12/17/2012

Bio Coming Soon

Bucky Hutchison

Bucky Hutchison

Shop Foreman
Hire Date 6/13/1988

Bucky is originally from Ohio but has loved living in Austin for more than 33 years. He appreciates the diversity of the Texas landscape—he is closer to the ocean and also able to spend time out in the Hill Country. Bow hunting is one of his favorite pastimes. He also enjoys long distance motorcycle trips, and his favorite ride has been through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Bucky has over 35 plus years of experience in automobile servicing and has had a distinguished career with Mercedes-Benz of Austin. He joined the company in 1977 and, after an eight year departure, returned to the service department in 1988. After all those years, Bucky says that he still loves the company and his position and that the Hardeman family is great to work for.
Elvia Jaimes

Elvia Jaimes

Porter
Hire Date: 5/27/2010

Elvia comes to Austin from Mexico City and she loves it here mostly because she has a lot of family here. Upon meeting Elvia you will first notice her sweet character, a tidbit you may not know upon meeting her is that she is a futbol enthusiast.
Moises Jaimes

Moises Jaimes

Detail Specialist
Hire Date 10/13/2008

Moises is a family man. He and his wife Rufina have been married for over 26 years and have 5 children. Moises also has three relatives who work at Mercedes-Benz of Austin! Moises grew up in Michoacan, Mexico and moved to Austin more than 15 years ago. He enjoys the Austin parks and Hill Country scenery, and, in his spare time, Moises likes to play volleyball and go to church.
Lori Johns

Lori Johns

Warranty Manager
Hire Date 9/15/1999

Lori is a native Austinite with a long career in the automotive industry. She spent 17 years with BMW before coming to Mercedes-Benz of Austin over 11 years ago. Lori says that working for Mr. Hardeman is wonderful, and she is very grateful to be working for the best employer in Austin. Lori has been riding motorcycles all her life, and on the weekends she enjoys riding her Harley and going to motorcycle rallies. Lori also spends time at home watching her two favorite television shows: The Biggest Loser and Survivor.
Gerald

Gerald "Jerry" Jones

Courtesy Driver
Hire Date 9/17/2012

Bio Coming Soon

Bob Kadura

Bob Kadura

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 7/15/2009

Bob Kadura joined Mercedes-Benz of Austin as a New and Pre-Owned Sales Consultant. Bob is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has been a resident of Austin since 1969. Bob enjoys outdoor pursuits, country living, organic gardening and Weimaraner bird dogs. Bob brings more than 30 years of import auto sales experience to the dealership and enjoys helping buyers shop and compare cars on the lot and online. Bob enjoys working with internet buyers because many have already chosen their vehicle, been preapproved for credit, and know their vehicle trade-in value estimate. Internet buyers appreciate Bob’s style and ability to speed up the closing process to save them time.
Thomas Keele

Thomas Keele

Technician
Hire Date: 6/10/2010

Thomas is into vintage cars, in fact he says his hobbies are 1950s hot rods and customs. In 1982 he started working on vehicles as a hobby. He also swing dances, two steps, and salsa. Two of his favorite clubs are the Continental Club and the Broken Spoke.
Jim Lang

Jim Lang

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 4/18/2008

Jim was born into a military family, the second oldest of 4. Jim has lived in Texas for 40 years, he studied Radio, Television and Film at San Antonio College and Austin Community College. Jim’s love of travel put him behind the wheel early out of junior college in the field of Logistics. In time when he became a manger, and realized how much he enjoyed selling company business to prospective clients, he decided to Segway that into a sales career. Having been interested in all things, motorized, especially cars Jim decided to sell something he is very passionate about: Mercedes-Benz. Jim joined MB of Austin April of 2005. He enjoys the outdoors, animals, travel, motorcycling and music. He and his lovely wife live close by with their 4 cats. Jim also enjoys all sports and loves the Texas Rangers! Jim inspires other with his integrity and honesty. He is at Your Service.
Darryl Lee

Darryl Lee

Retired Pilot
Hire Date 6/1/1980

After more than 30 years with the Continental Automotive Group, Darryl now spends his time playing golf, dabbling in day trading, and drinking Argentine Malbecs. He is a native Austinite and says that Matt’s El Rancho has the best margaritas in town. Darryl also loves to cook. Black bean soup is his specialty. There is a secret ingredient and technique that Darryl learned from Rachel Ray that he can’t divulge in this internet bio.
Lauren

Lauren

Service Consultant
Hire Date 6/16/2011

Ren is an identical twin. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Percussion Performance. She enjoys playing Cajon (Peruvian/Flamenco box drum) with her band mate Ramon in their band Dreams of Chestnut Street. She has a strange fascination with Austin zip codes.

Brett Liming

Brett Liming

Finance Manager
Hire Date 7/14/1972

A builder of cars
A writer of songs
A picker of git-tars
A righter of wrongs

A lover of life
One woman and wine
A self-proclaimed legend
In his spare time

Will Littler

Will Littler

White Team Technician
Hire Date 7/8/2013

Will grew up on the East Coast, and then lived in Atlanta before coming to Austin. Will likes to play video games on his PS3, and his current, main interest while playing games is Grand Theft Auto V. He has an awesome 9 year old son with whom he spends most of his time outside of work with. Will also loves to cook, as he mentions he is influenced most by Euro-pan Asian styles! He is a total foodie.

Levi Lohrman

Levi Lohrman

CAG Austin - IT Director
Hire Date 5/19/2008

Levi is a very happy person that has been working for this company over three years now (he started just 2 days after he graduated from the University of Texas). He is recently married, and just purchased his first home. He is now the master of all things IT for Mercedes-Benz of Austin, so if you have any computer-related problems (including but not limited to – why doesn’t our wireless network ever work…), feel free to ask. Oh and don't steal anything from Levi's office, car, or person... It is frowned upon.
Zabad Longoria

Zabad Longoria

Technician
Hire Date 10/7/2013

Z was born in Monterrey, Mexico, but his hometown is Houston. He is a fan of F1 racing, Moto GP, and Motocross racing. Z is also fond of swimming!

Billy Louviere

Billy Louviere

Parts Specialist
Hire Date 6/23/1986

Billy came to Austin via Lake Charles, Louisiana. With lots of his family back in Lake Charles, Billy returns there often but has brought many of his Louisiana traditions with him to Texas. Billy loves fishing and Cajun food (specifically crawfish) and is a HUGE Saints fan. He has been to Saints games in multiple cities but has never seen a game in the Superdome in New Orleans. Billy has been in the car business for over 25 years and really enjoys working at Mercedes-Benz of Austin. He says that he likes the idea of working for a family-owned and run company.
Santiago Maldonado

Santiago Maldonado

Detail Specialist
Hire Date 8/2/2005

Santiago moved to Austin more than 14 years ago from Tejupilco, Mexico. He and his wife have been married for over ten years and have two children. On the weekends, Santiago likes going to parks to play volleyball and soccer. He also enjoys watching movies and television shows, and Jacqueline Bracamontes is Santiago’s favorite actress.
Michael Marino

Michael Marino

Blue Team Technician
Hire Date 9/30/2013

From Houston, Mike is a recent Austin resident. He has a blue nose American Staffordshire Terrier, Sadie, that he adores entirely. He enjoys F1 racing, and absolutely loves turbo engines! Mike is infatuated with live music, and is over the moon to now be residing in the Live Music Capital of the World! He also digs enhancing the performance of his and his friends’ vehicles, as they partake in circuit racing together.

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Technician
Hire Date 3/17/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez

Red Team Leader
Hire Date 1/2/2012

Bio Coming Soon

Fritz Masch

Fritz Masch

General Sales Manager
Hire Date 5/17/2001

Fritz started working for Mercedes-Benz in 2001. He previously worked at Lexus/BMW of Austin as a manager. When starting at Mercedes-Benz he held the position as the pre-owned manager then moved to new car manager, and now he is the general sales manager. Fritz has three boys Nick, Mack, and Jack that keep him very busy.
Glenn Mayhugh

Glenn Mayhugh

Delivery Specialist
Hire Date 2/5/1998

Glenn Mayhugh has been associated with The Continental Automotive Group for over fifteen years, most of those years spent at Mercedes-Benz of Austin. He moved from Houston as an Air Force veteran after receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston. He completed his formal education at St. Edward’s University where he earned his B.A. degree. He worked in the education and mental health fields for several years before a stint as a registered securities broker. Glenn’s love of all things cars led to his twenty three plus years in the automobile field. A forty-year follower of Formula One automobile racing, he and Mary reside in south Austin.

Glenn is the star of our new Video Help Section - "1 Minute with Glenn"

T.R. McCall

T.R. McCall

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 7/5/2013

Growing up in a small town of Cameron, TX, T.R. was taught that a man’s word is his bond. Today he still keeps that saying close to his heart.
T.R. has been with Mercedes-Benz since 2010. His breathe of knowledge and his dutiful attention to his client’s needs is a result to the saying “Treat the client like you want to be treated”.
T.R. grew up with 7 brothers and sisters, so having family around is always important to him. His pride and joy are his two children, Madison and Grant. T.R. feels very blessed to be a part of the Continental Automotive Group (family). When he has time, you can always catch him either singing karaoke or having a great time country dancing.

Jim McGuane

Jim McGuane

General Manager
Hire Date 9/13/2006

Jim joined Mercedes-Benz of Austin in 2006 and now has over 35 years of experience in the Automotive Industry. He actually began his career as a Technician and enjoys the car business. Jim is married and he and his wife Christy have two girls, Megan and Camille. We are all native "Texans", Jim from Dallas, and Christy from Mount Pleasant, Texas. Megan has been attending Tyler Jr. College and Camille is going to Texas State. In addition to those children they have four dogs that share their home with them. They have two "Westies", Murphy Lee and Macy Mae, a "Scottie", Molly Jean, and a "Sheltie", Romeo. They enjoy boating on Lake Travis, and riding their Harley-Davidson when they can. They all enjoy living in the Austin area, and Jim really enjoys working with all of his great staff, and working for such great owners, the Hardeman's.
Daryl Meaux

Daryl Meaux

Network Administrator
Hire Date 3/1/2010

Daryl is no stranger to the car industry, and after 15 years of being an outside source for the IT department, he has decided to join the group as an IT specialist. He enjoys spending time with his family when he is not at work. He loves to travel, watch sports, and stay active by being outdoors including time on the lake.
Steve Mintier

Steve Mintier

Alignment & Tire Team Leader
Hire Date 7/14/1997 (Steve)

Steve's claim to fame is his 4 children, who, from the oldest to the youngest, span 18 years. James graduated from Texas State and is currently enrolled at The University of Texas in Paralegal Studies. Stephanie, currently in high school, is looking forward to attending UT to learn architecture. And Katherine is busy managing her way through grade school. The two main interests in his lives are his children and his work and he couldn't be prouder of either one!

Brette Minton

Brette Minton

Service Cashier and Barista
Hire Date 1/8/2013

Through a turn of events, this Kansas native found her way to Mercedes Benz of Austin in January of 2013. Despite being from the Midwest, Brette feels most at home in Austin. Aside from her weekly job in the Service Department and tending the coffee bar on Saturdays, Brette enjoys live music, food, sports, traveling and animals. She is also a full time student at Texas State University studying communications and political science. Brette's dream job is to be a professional nomad.

Mario Miranda

Mario Miranda

Technician
Hire Date: 6/21/2010

Mario is from this great city of Austin and does not plan on leaving it. He likes cars; so working on them was the perfect match. When Mario is not under the hood of a car, he is an avid video game enthusiast; his favorite is Call of Duty, duh. Also, he is kind of busy with his new baby girl named Zoe. She is awesome.
Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Green Team Technician
Hire Date 1/28/2013

Having grown up in Santa Cruz, CA, Patrick relocated to Austin just over a year ago. He has worked with other European brand cars for 10 years before making the switch to Mercedes. He has a 3 month old son, and a beautiful wife, Melissa. Fun Fact: Patrick was an Olympic Hopeful for archery in 1996!

Gary Nelson

Gary Nelson

Red Team Leader
Hire Date 10/9/2009

Gary is originally from Ft. Worth and just moved to Austin. Before returning to Texas, he spent ten years in Colorado and five years in Atlanta. Gary has been married for over 32 years and has four children, who all live here in Austin. When he’s not working, Gary enjoys hanging out with his family and spending time at his in-laws’ longhorn ranch in Cross Plains, Texas.
Kaylee Jo Nelson

Kaylee Jo Nelson

Parts Runner
Hire Date 2/18/2013

Kaylee's hobby is collecting hobbies. Including but not limited to, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, reading, writing, ballooning and singing in the choir. She also loves watching movies with her family, reading comic books, playing puzzle games and losing to her brothers at video games. She's never bored.She has a love of Japanese culture, be it watching Anime, reading Manga, listening to Visual Kei bands, studying the language or collecting Asian Ball-Joint Dolls (BJDs) she loves it all! She hopes to visit Japan one day, hopefully with her younger brother.

Karla Noboa

Karla Noboa

BDC Client Care Representative & New Inventory Manager
Hire Date 2/25/2010

Karla is a native Austinite who is the most positive person you will ever meet. She always has a smile on her face and is eager to always provide a great customer experience to our guests. Karla has been working at Mercedes-Benz since 2010. When she’s not making her rounds in the office, she’s making sure that each customer receives personalized attention via the chat. She is brings a lot of energy to the Mercedes family and is always available to offer her bilingual expertise to the staff and our valued customers. When Karla is not strutting down the halls of Mercedes-Benz in the latest fashions she can be found shopping at Nordstrom’s and Neiman Marcus. Karla is also a full-time student at St. Edward's University where she is studying International Business. She is also an accomplished rower and on St. Edward’s distinguished rowing team. When she has downtime Karla enjoys entertaining her many friends and family with her charming personality and her wonderful culinary abilities. She has an adorable Maltipoo named Chloe whom she loves dearly and is also a foodie, just like her.

Jennifer Nokes

Jennifer Nokes

Used Car Department Assistant
Hire Date 1/15/2009

Jenn graduated from Marble Falls High School. She loves going out to have fun with friends, whether they are enjoying the Austin live music scene or playing BYOB bingo. On the weekends you can find her in the front row (or sometimes onstage) at Stubbs or Hills Café, listening to No Justice or other Texas country or classic rock music.
Bob Nolen

Bob Nolen

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 4/3/1995

Bob Nolen began his association with Mercedes-Benz in Houston in 1987, joining Mercedes-Benz of Austin in 1995 in the Sales Department. Since 1998, he has specialized in the Mercedes-Benz European Delivery Program, having arranged over 120 such transactions for clients, in addition to his regular duties as a New Car Sales Consultant. Bob earned his B.A. Degree in 1958 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. After a stint in the Air Force, he worked in banking in the Houston area, and later as a Real Estate Broker and Developer in Harris and Austin Counties before moving to Austin to join the Continental Group. Bob and his wife Deborah have five children and eleven grandchildren scattered around the country, as well as extended family in Europe. Bob and his wife live in the Northwest Hills area of Austin with their dog and cat, and when not on extended trips or family excursions, they like to spend their leisure days at Canyon Lake.

Janie and Ron Odom (Married)

Janie and Ron Odom (Married)

Cashier (Janie) - Service Consultant (Ron)
Hire Date 6/28/2004 (Janie)
Hire Date 7/24/2000 (Ron)

Janie has been serving customers at Mercedes-Benz of Austin for more than 6 years. Originally from Midland, Janie moved to Austin over 15 years ago and is married to Ron Odem, one of our service writers. Janie has three grown children and four grandchildren! Her favorite pastimes are shopping for purses and working out. You might even run into her at her favorite restaurant, Z-Tejas.

Ronald understands the versatility needed to be a service representative at MB of Austin, and he knows how to wear many hats. He used to have a state-of-the-art fish tank which housed the most eclectic and bio-diverse marine community this side of Sea World.

Stacey Olmstead

Stacey Olmstead

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 2/13/2012

Stacey Olmstead was born right here in Austin, Texas. She now lives in a tree house and is a musical prodigy. Stacey has an outgoing, loveable personality and enjoys working with people. Her father, the GM at First Texas Honda, has been with the CAG company for over 30 years. The longevity of numerous employees within CAG has inspired her to join the team. She loves walking on the many Austin trails in her spare time, trying the delicious foods of random restaurants and listening to old records. She does not have any pets, unless you count the Mexican Jumping Beans and creatures in her backyard which is a magical forest. She understands the joys and excitements of purchasing a new car and she loves having the opportunity to share that joy with her clients.

Rick Olson

Rick Olson

White Team Technician
Hire Date 9/1/1994

Rick grew up in Detroit and is still a devoted Detroit Tigers fan. He moved in Austin in 1984 and began working at Mercedes-Benz of Austin 10 years later. Sailing is one of Rick’s favorite hobbies, and he keeps a sailboat on Lake Travis. Rick has two children.
David Parker

David Parker

Director of Service
Hire Date 1/15/2014

David has been in the automotive industry for over 32 years. The first 19 years were at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Houston and the remaining years were at another high-end dealership in Austin, both of which has given him a well-rounded working knowledge of all departments. He has now come full circle and is back with his first love, Mercedes-Benz. His early years started as a technician after graduating from Wyoming Technical Institute. During those years David enjoyed attending the University of Houston Downtown Campus where he received a Criminal Justice Degree, which allowed him 20+ years as a TCLEOSE Certified Peace Officer serving the City of League City and the City of Wallis, Texas. He also attended Rice University for Continuing Education in Business and Management. Growing up playing soccer for many years has given him a love for “the beautiful game”. What David and his lovely wife Nancy enjoy most is cooking and spending time with each other as well as their 4-legged children, Isabella, a Maltese and Princeton, a Norwegian Long Hair, both of which were rescues. Traveling, fly fishing, and following the New Orleans Saints as well as the LSU Tigers is a passion they both enjoy. They are both honored and blessed for the opportunity David received to work for such a well-respected and family oriented company. David states he looks forward to working alongside his wonderful staff in shaping their department as world-class service experience for both the internal and external clients they serve.

Gary Peoples

Gary Peoples

Runner
Hire Date 1/6/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Dale

Dale "Gordy" Poole

Courtesy Driver
Hire Date 8/1/2011

Bio Coming Soon

Tracy Primus

Tracy Primus

Technician
Hire Date 12/11/2013

Tracy is an extremely well travelled young man, as he was raised in countless countries across Asia and Europe. He likes snorkeling, camping, and just about all and anything outdoorsy

Bobbie Pyka

Bobbie Pyka

Loaner Department Manager
Hire Date 11/1/2011

Bobbie is from San Antonio, Texas and has lived in Austin since 1994. She loves spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.

Jose Rangel

Jose Rangel

Parts Specialist
Hire Date 6/11/2002

Jose grew up in Del Valle and has been working at Mercedes-Benz of Austin for over eight years. His sister, Sylvia, works in the Accounting department at First Texas Honda. Jose is a huge Cowboys fan (Jason Witten is his favorite player), and he’s looking forward to watching a game in the new stadium. Jose plays in the dealership’s fantasy football league every year and won first place the first year he participated.
Samuel Reyes

Samuel Reyes

Tire Technician
Hire Date 12/19/2013

Bio Coming Soon

Jorge Reza

Jorge Reza

Technician
Hire Date 2/17/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Jesse Rodriguez

Jesse Rodriguez

Detail Assistant Manager
Hire Date 1/19/1999

Originally from Mexico City, Jesse moved to Austin more than 15 years ago and enjoys living here because there are nice people and not too much traffic. Jesse worked for Mercedes-Benz of Austin, moved back to Mexico, and then re-joined the dealership about ten years ago. Jesse and his wife Louisa, who also works at the dealership, have one son and one daughter. In his free time Jesse likes to watch soccer (especially the Mexican national team) but doesn’t play anymore because of an ACL injury that sidelined him. Cancun and Miami are Jesse’s two favorite vacation spots, and his favorite restaurants are Pappadeaux and Pappasitos.

Don Rollish

Don Rollish

Finance Manager
Hire Date 4/8/1994

Don was first hired on at Mercedes-Benz of Austin back in 1994. After a couple year hiatus Don returned to become a part time Finance Manager. Why part time you might ask? The answer lies in his calling to help others. Don has been in nursing home ministry outreach since 1997. He has performed an impressive 800 plus visits and services. If you happen to come into contact with Don he will more than likely tell you a joke or do whatever it takes to make you smile and enjoy your day!
Samanthajoe Roman

Samanthajoe Roman

Customer Service Rep
Hire Date 11/7/2013

Bio Coming Soon

Jackie Romero

Jackie Romero

HR Assistant
Hire Date 06/01/2010

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

Quote by Jackie: “Joy is contagious. Hang around joyful people and there’s every chance you’ll catch it”

Stu Rosemurgy

Stu Rosemurgy

Pre-Owned Sales Manager
Hire Date 6/9/1998

Stuart was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, and recommends the Butter Burger at Culver's. He has two sons with his wife of more than 27 years. Stuart started changing license plates at his family's Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealership in Wausau way back in 1963. Unrelated to that, he saw the Packers lose to the Falcons at Lambeau Field. Stuart has a ’99 CLK 430 which one son drives, and a leased ML 320 for his wife. Stuart would like to tell the whole world that Mercedes-Benz of Austin is the best because 'the cars are neat and the people are fun.'
Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell

Service Technician
Hire Date: 09/03/2013

Brandon is a true ATX native, though he would love to venture out and visit New Zealand someday. He has an American Akita puppy named Stella, whom he loves very much. Fun Fact: He and his girlfriend have the same birthday; talk about one less day to have to remember!

Alex Saucedo

Alex Saucedo

Detail Specialist
Hire Date 5/30/2001

Alex grew up on a ranch in Mexico and has lived in Austin for more than nine years. He and his wife Ana have been married for over ten years and have two sons, plus a daughter! Alex says that his wife is very excited to have another girl in the house full of boys. When he’s not working Alex is usually with his family at the park or watching movies. Toluca is his favorite soccer team.
Timothy Shook

Timothy Shook

Director of Marketing and Internet Sales
Hire Date 5/15/2004

I room at home with a hot, firm-bodied, Q50H-driving, blonde attorney and three needy beagles, Diesel, Turbo, & Skippy! I have a passion for excellence, multi-tasking, website design, Internet marketing, and mowing my own yard. I enjoy ice cold Mexican Coca-Cola and good pizza as often as possible. Those who know me best would describe me as 'extremely excessive' or 'excessively extreme.' Others would say I am just plain lucky.
Carlos Solis

Carlos Solis

Blue Team Technician
Hire Date 4/4/2011

Carlos has two lovely children, and admits that he is a gratified, full time dad on top of his regular work load. He likes to spend his spare time sketching, running, and working out. Carlos is also pleased to say that he is looking forward to married life, as he is soon to be hitched!

Alejandra Veloz

Alejandra Veloz

BDC Client Care Representative
Hire Date 3/25/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Shelby Rae

Shelby Rae

Photographer
Hire Date 7/23/2013

Shelby Rae is the smile behind the camera that you won't likely forget. Photography has been Shelby's profession since 2009, and her talent and keen eye have progressed over the years. It doesn't take much to inspire her because she sees everything as a picture waiting to be taken. She hopes to be able to travel to many countries around the globe in order to create a portfolio of the world, while experiencing the different cultures. One of the first stops on her list is Ambilobe, Madagascar, where her pet chameleon Incognito is from.

Ray Terranella

Ray Terranella

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 6/23/1994

Originally from Houston, Ray has been loving life in Austin for over 30 years and has been serving customers at Mercedes-Benz Benz for the past 17 plus years. Ray’s hobbies include tennis and waterskiing.
Richard Thrush

Richard Thrush

Wholesale Buyer
Hire Date 3/9/1998

Once upon a time in Wiesesbaden Germany, Richard Thrush was born. When he was 7, his military family decided to embark on a journey to The United States of America. He soon began de-tasseling corn in Nebraska while finishing up school. In March of 1998 he decided that Central Texas would be his home with his wife, FIVE children, a dog and cat. Aside from pairing the right cars with the right people, he enjoys having a fine steak and bowling on the side. Moving on from competitive racquetball, he found his love for golfing. He is quite the Golf Superstar of Mercedes-Benz of Austin. He’s been selling cars for the last 30+ years and more than 15 of those years, with the Hardeman (CAG) Family. Richard is always outgoing, willing to help and “sometimes funny”. He served the nation in the Army as a Ranger Paratrooper, but now serves Mercedes-Benz of Austin in many different functions mainly our company buyer, desk manager, appraiser, etc. He’s what we call “A Jack of All Trades”.
James Tillman

James Tillman

Green Team Leader & Assistant Shop Foreman
Hire Date 1/5/2000

James loves off-shore fishing and heads to Port Aransas, Texas, to fish for snapper, tuna, and shark whenever he has a chance. James also enjoys a good glass of wine, and the California wine country (specifically, Sonoma and Napa Valley) is another one of James’s favorite vacation spots. Originally from New Braunfels, James has enjoyed making his home in Austin for more than twenty-eight years.
Richard

Richard

Green Team Technician
Hire Date 8/1/2013

Richie is from Panama, and he has a love of futbol! When it comes to club soccer, he roots for Barcelona, and Richie also enjoys playing in and indoor league here in Austin! Denzel is his favorite actor, and “John Q” is his favorite of his movies

Christiana Tuason

Christiana Tuason

Service Coordinator
Hire Date 5/10/2012

Christiana loves cats, chai tea lattes, classic cars, and Quentin Tarantino films.

Shannon Tursam

Shannon Tursam

Parts Specialist
Hire Date 4/11/1996

Shannon has been working in the car business for over 20 years, and all but two of those years, have been spent with Mercedes-Benz of Austin. Shannon was born and raised in Houston, then lived in Orlando for a few years, and then moved back to Texas where he has called Austin home now for more than 25 years. Shannon likes to barbecue, and is an all around great cook in the kitchen; he’s not afraid to try a new recipe or use an old one that’s been handed down from his family through the years. Shannon is a history buff, so he loves visiting museums, and he also enjoys attending air shows and traveling. He has been to Germany, France, Mexico, and 21 different States including Hawaii, and is hoping for an opportunity to visit England and Ireland in the future. Shannon also enjoys cycling when he gets a chance.
Patrick Van Den Nieuwenhuysen

Patrick Van Den Nieuwenhuysen

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 7/18/2005

Patrick Van Den Nieuwenhuysen joined Mercedes-Benz of Austin in 2004. Patrick lived in Belgium his whole life until the summer of 2003, when he moved to Austin. He speaks fluent Flemish, French, and German, as well as some Spanish. Patrick has always worked in the automotive industry, working for Toyota and Lexus in Brussels, BMW in France, and Shell Europe Oil Products until he moved to Austin. Once in Austin, he worked for Audi before joining Mercedes-Benz of Austin. Patrick lives in Wimberley and offers a special deal for people from Wimberley and Dripping Springs. Call Patrick to find out more about it at 512-917-6904
Sergio Solis

Sergio Solis

Technician
Hire Date 3/24/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Service Advisor
Hire Date 3/3/2014

Bio Coming Soon

Shelby Ware

Shelby Ware

Office Assistant
Hire Date 1/7/2013

Shelby was born in the back seat of her mom’s car on the way to the hospital on the side of IH-35. She was destined to be in the car business ever since seeing the back seat of a car! She loves the Mercedes-Benz G550 more than any other vehicle. She enjoys watching the movie Steel Magnolias, swimming in her pool, eating pizza, and hanging out with friends. She is a HUGE Red Skins Fan and would love to meet RG3. Shelby would also like to meet her could be “twin” Miley Cyrus (of course that would be when Miley had long hair). When Shelby started at work at Mercedes-Benz of Austin she was lucky enough to find a good friend in Reva “The Diva” and is happy this job brought success and a new friend! If Shelby could describe her personality this is how she would explain, “I’m kind of like a sweet kitten when you first meet me and then once you really get to know me, I’m like a TIGER RRRRRRRrrrrr”

David Webber

David Webber

White Team Technician
Hire Date 3/22/1999

An Austin native, David began his career with Mercedes Benz of Austin in March of 1999. He takes great pride in making happy cars and happy customers!

Anni Weis

Anni Weis

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 1/7/2013

Anni grew up in Midland, Texas and left as soon as she could to attend the University of Colorado. Then moved back to Texas and have been in Austin since 1996.
Something that may surprise people is that she has been involved with the Indy Car Circuit since she was a child. Her father was owner of the Hall/VDS Racing Team with partner Jim Hall which allowed her to travel all over the world to the races. She also mentioned that they were building Mercedes-Benz Indy Car Engines. Speed is in her blood which is why her first career was involved with motorsports.
With the traveling that she was lucky enough to do, came her love for food. She eventually attended culinary school in Austin. Even though She is not working in a field involved with cooking….it does allow for great dinner parties. Her favorite food that she can’t cook and have to eat out….SUSHI!!! Dance has always been a part of her life as well. She started taking ballet, tap and jazz as a little girl and continue taking classes to this day. It’s the best exercise ever!!

Wade Wells

Wade Wells

Service Consultant
Hire Date 4/19/1990

Wade was born and raised in Killeen (Go fighting mighty Kangaroos!) and has been in the car business since 1989. When he’s not helping customers in the Mercedes-Benz service department, Wade enjoys off-road motorcycle riding. Wade and his beautiful wife of more than twenty years have a son who is an avid lacrosse player. His wife loves festive holiday decorations, so they currently have seven Christmas trees around their house.
W.C. Wright

W.C. Wright

Mercedes-Benz Sales and Leasing Consultant
Hire Date 4/19/2000

WC Wright has been in the Austin area for over 15 years and has more than 11 years of experience selling cars. He has been working in sales at Mercedes-Benz of Austin for 10 plus years now, and his biggest accomplishment so far is that he has been New Car Salesperson of the Year for two years. His goal is to sell 100 cars in three months, and he wants to make purchasing a new Mercedes-Benz the “funnest” experience you have ever had. WC is a pretty energetic personality who doesn't just want to just be your salesperson—he wants to be your friend. In his free time WC plays tennis (he is better than Ray) and enjoys a good run. He drives an E350, but his favorite models are the SL-Class. He is addicted to Starbuck's Chai Latte Tea, and if you want to win him over with food “just show me some lobster.”
Dieter Wurpes

Dieter Wurpes

Courtesy Driver
Hire Date 1/2/2012

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