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The Porsche Central Austin Team

Paul Weitz

Paul Weitz | General Manager

After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 2007, and obtaining a MBA from Pepperdine in 2012, Paul’s love for automobiles and the chance to work closely with his father drew him back to Texas, where he became a member of the executive team for Central Automotive Group.   In December of 2015,  Central Automotive Group acquired Porsche Austin,  Audi North Austin, and Maserati of Austin, under the company name Hi Tech Motorcars.  Paul has been the General Manager of Porsche Austin since the acquisition.  Under Paul’s management, the team at Porsche Austin has been focused on improving the customer service experience In both the sales and service departments.  Paul and his organization believe that the continuous improvement to the customer experience is the only way to truly live up to the honor of representing an iconic brand such as  Porsche.

Phone: 512.371.1155 • Email: paulweitz@porscheaustin.com

Beau Rice

Beau Rice | General Sales Manager

Beau has been with the Porsche brand since June of 2000 and is a third generation automotive professional.  He has been enamored with the Porsche brand since childhood and exudes a genuine love for Porsche cars.  Beau has a proven record of honesty and integrity recognized by customers and industry peers.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and three daughters.  Beau is an avid wake surfer and enjoys tennis and golf.

Phone: 512.371.1155 • Email: brice@porschecentralaustin.com

Taylor Amos

Taylor Amos | New Porsche Sales Manager

Taylor is originally from Louisiana, where he began his automotive career at an early age. He has been with luxury vehicles for over six years, and joined Hi Tech Motorcars in January of 2016. Taylor is extremely excited to bring the true luxury car buying experience and exceptional customer service to the Austin area. He is full of energy and makes the car buying experience fun and enjoyable. His desire is to have every customer that walks through our doors feel at home; like they are part of the Porsche Austin family. Taylor enjoys getting out in the community and sharing his love for the Porsche brand. You can find him at Coffee and Cars at the Oasis restaurant every 2nd Sunday, representing the Porsche brand, and showing off our big boy toys to all Porsche fans. In his spare time, Taylor enjoys being on Lake Travis, zip lining and off-roading in the hill country!

Email: tamos@porscheaustin.com

Mykel Walker

Mykel Walker | Pre-Owned Director

Mykel helps lead the Porsche Central Austin team as Pre-Owned Director. He shares with his team a strong passion for automobiles and the belief of providing the highest level of customer service. He has worked his way up from internet sales at the age of 23 into sales with German automotive brands to various Sales Manager positions in the high-line sector. Mykel grew up in Houston, Texas and has worked in various markets including three markets in California as well as three markets in Texas. In his down time Mykel enjoys spending time with his son Braxton and Daughter Natalya. "I feel blessed to be part of such an innovative, timeless brand on their way to leading the market in innovation,“ Mykel said.

Email: mwalker@porscheaustin.com

David Parker

David Parker | Parts and Service Director

David has worked around German highline vehicles for 30+ years. He will tell you with certainty that Porsche is by far a superior product. Living in Austin since 2001, he understands why everyone is moving here. He spends his time off with his lovely wife and their two 4 legged children, a Maltese and a Norwegian Forest Cat, both of which are rescues.

They also enjoy fly fishing and traveling.

Phone: 512.371.1155 • Email: dparker@porschecentralaustin.com

Mike Bruno Mr.

Mike Bruno Mr. | Certified Porsche Parts Manager

Mike was born in Boston and has lived there for 52 years. Moved to Austin Texas in 2014 to start his second part of his life.

Mike's professional background has been in the Automotive industry for almost 40 years. Mike started his journey as a car porter for a Ford center in the early 1980's. Through many years of service, Mike has been enjoyed working in all departments up to the position of General sales manager for Exotic sports cars and Highline vehicles. With Mike's extensive experience in every department within the dealership, it has educated him on how a true successful dealership should operate. Mike has that experience, he gives our guests that worldwide 1st class welcome, and offers everyone great hospitality that we all deserve when visiting a Porsche dealership. Mike's has a passion for cars, guest services, motorcycling, beaches, fun, and most of all….Enjoying my second half of my life here in Austin Texas. Life is too short to not smell the roses!!

Please remember one thing! Porsche cars….There is no substitute!

Phone: 512.483.7908 • Email: mbruno@porscheaustin.com

Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman | Service Manager

Steve moved to Austin in 1985.  Since his arrival, he has been both a Porsche Master Technician and Service Manager.  Steve is an avid fan of Motorsports and Racing.  He also enjoys all types of two-wheeled activities including cycling and riding motorcycles.  Steve and his wife Vicki are residents of Central Austin along with their two dogs Bosley and Percieval.

Phone: 512.371.1155 • Email: service@porschecentralaustin.com

Danny McCraw

Danny McCraw | Shop Foreman

Danny has been with Porsche for over forty years. He is an incredible asset to our team, as he is a certified Master Tech, with both the Porsche and Audi brands.

Arielle Vaughn

Arielle Vaughn | Customer Experience Manager

Arielle grew up in Atlanta but has lived in Austin with her wife, Aimee and two sons for the past 11 years. She has an Executive Operations, Multi Unit District Management and Team Management background, with an emphasis in hospitality. When she isn’t helping our Porsche clients, you can find her singing, enjoying water sports on the lake or watching ALL NFL and NBA/WNBA games. Although she lives a very healthy and active lifestyle including a constant Paleo diet, her favorite thing to do is to eat – especially her highly anticipated “cheat meal” every week!

Email: avaughn@porscheaustin.com

Brendan Sipple

Brendan Sipple | Professional Sales Consultant

Brendan is a Porsche Brand Ambassador and has been in the luxury automotive business for over 20 years.  Brendan has been an avid fan of the Porsche brand since he was a child.  Brendan has  been a single parent now for 17 years.  His son Brendan Paul is aspiring to become a Pro motocross racer, living and training full time now in California.  Brendan brings a high level of expertise and knowledge to his clients and the Porsche buying experience.

Email: bsipple@porschecentralaustin.com

Nick Swensen

Nick Swensen | Professional Sales Consultant

With an ever burning passion for everything automotive, Nick offers a work ethic and customer service experience that rivals many others in the industry. Nick graduated with a degree in Business Management from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He joined Coca-Cola as a Market Development Manager however, he grew tired of the frigid cold in WI. In 2013 he moved to Austin, TX and followed in his father’s footsteps and began his career in the automotive industry. Joining Porsche has only solidified his decision of following his passion for everything automotive and it doesn’t get better than Porsche! Nick is also fluent in Spanish.

Email: nswenson@porschecentralaustin.com

Shaun Jones

Shaun Jones | Professional Sales Consultant

Shaun was born and raised here in Austin, TX.  He started working in the auto industry 3 years ago after serving in the Marines.  He's an avid car fanatic and loves anything fast.  His favorite Porsche model is the 911 4s.  When he's not helping clients find their dream car, he's spending time with his son and dog watching NCAA and NFL games.  

Email: sjones@porscheaustin.com

Chris Leyendecker

Chris Leyendecker | Professional Sales Consultant

Chris is from Laredo. TX, and has been working in the automotive industry for over ten years. He’s worked with Nissan, Smart, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, and Jaguar. Porsche Austin is fortunate to have him on board, as he delights every guest that comes through our doors. He enjoys bicycling, fishing and golfing. Chris is also fluent in Spanish.

Email: cleyendecker@porschecentralaustin.com

Juan Carlos Paramo

Juan Carlos Paramo | Professional Sales Consultant

Juan Carlos comes to us all the way from Celaya, GTO, Mexico. He is new to the Porsche brand, but has been working in the automotive industry for twenty-seven years. Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, and Jaguar are brands that he’s worked with in the past, but he is anxious and excited to begin his journey with Porsche. In his spare time, Juan Carlos loves to cook, watch movies, participate in and watch sports, and he LOVES to travel. Juan Carlos is also fluent in Spanish.

Email: jparamo@porscheaustin.com

Alex  Feliciano

Alex Feliciano | Inventory Manager

Alex moved to Austin when he was 8 years old. He began his career in the automotive industry when he was 18 years old, washing cars. After his daughter was born, Alex’s life changed. His goal in life became all about being someone that his daughter will want to look up to. He plans to continue to grow with Porsche Austin and aspires to be a successful sales professional within the organization.

Email: afeliciano@porscheaustin.com

Chase Atkins

Chase Atkins | Service Advisor

Chase has lived in Austin, TX for 13 years. His family originally moved from Houston, TX. Most of my family lives around the Austin area now. He loves to be outdoors or working on anything that has wheels - cars are a passion and a hobby.  He has been involved with high end German vehicles for 8 years, starting as a technician but made the move to be an Advisor because he enjoys talking to people and taking care of clients.  He's happy to be part of the Porsche Family.

Contact directly at:   512.483.7912

Phone: 512.371.1155 • Email: catkins@porschecentralaustin.com

Sam  Starkey

Sam Starkey | Service Advisor

Sam joined the Porsche Austin team in 2016 and is a relative newcomer to the automotive industry. Regardless, he has become one of our best guys. He is an avid motorcyclist and has passion for being a dad for both his two-legged and four-legged children.

Brandon  Hintz

Brandon Hintz | Service Advisor

Brandon moved to Austin from Houston in 2017. He has been with the Porsche brand since 2014. For the majority of his life he has been an automotive and motorcycle enthusiast. When he is working, he enjoys surfing and hiking with his dog Tango.

Email: bhintz@porscheaustin.com

Adam Zimbelman

Adam Zimbelman | Porsche Technician

Adam has been with Porsche for over seventeen years, and has been working in the automotive industry for over twenty years. He comes to us from Montana, and his favorite family memory is the trip to Disney World he, his wife and daughter took. 

Beau Bolch

Beau Bolch | Porsche Technician

Beau has been working on cars for eight years. He is from Colorado and loves the outdoors. He has lived in numerous cities, but his favorite city to live in is Austin!

Samuel  Reyes

Samuel Reyes | Porsche Technician

Sam is originally from Austin, and has been with Porsche Austin for over a year. He has been working in the automotive industry for five years, and has enjoyed every minute of it! In his spare time, Sam coaches his sister’s softball team, as family is extremely important to him. You can also find him on the disc golf course, when it’s nice out, and playing arcade games, when it’s not.

John Edwards

John Edwards | Porsche Technician

John is new to the brand but has been working on diesel engines for over fourteen years. He served our country for eleven years, and enjoys fishing and hunting. John is from Kileen, and is excited to be a part of the Porsche Austin team.

Kyle Glab

Kyle Glab | Porsche Technician

Kyle comes to us from Las Vegas, Nevada! He’s been with Porsche for ten years, and has been working in the automotive industry for fifteen. In his spare time, Kyle volunteers as a firefighter!

Steven McGarey

Steven McGarey | Porsche Technician

Steven is originally from Seguin, Texas. He attended Universal Technical Institute and then graduated from the Mercedes-Benz Elite Start Program. His goal is to become Porsche Gold Certified and he is well on his way. Steven loves football and his favorite teams are the Texas Longhorns (hook 'em) and the Tennessee Titans. When not watching football, he is either fishing or spending time with family.

Coty Giesslier

Coty Giesslier | Porsche Technician

Coty is from San Antonio and enjoys working on German engineered cars, and spending time with his four-year-old daughter.

Richard Holzapfel

Richard Holzapfel | Porsche Technician

Richard has been a lifelong Porsche enthusiast and has been loyal to the brand since 2007. He's been with Porsche Austin since 2014. He always strives for perfection in his work and considers himself one of the biggest Ducati Superbike fans.

Chris Hugonnett

Chris Hugonnett | Porsche Technician

John Anderson

John Anderson | Parts Specialist

John has been with Porsche for ten years, and has been working in the automotive industry for over thirty years. He is from Big Spring, TX, and enjoys spending time at Barton Springs.

Coty McKee

Coty McKee | Parts Specialist

Coty moved to Austin in 2014 from West Texas, where he was born and raised. From working as a technician to building engines for racecars, he has a love for anything that moves and moves fast. He has spent his entire career in the automotive industry, and when he isn’t working, can be found exploring Austin with his wife and two dogs.

Email: cmckee@porscheaustin.com

Frank Sigler

Frank Sigler | Parts Specialist

Frank is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin.  After attending Texas A&M University, he moved to Atlanta, GA in 2004 and spent the last several years in the Parts Department and Fixed Operations Management.  A firm believer in “where there is a will, there is a way”, he is problem solver with a heart for customer service.  In the summer of 2017, he moved back home to Austin with his wife and their four children. When he is not working to make your Porsche ownership experience better, he is probably tinkering with something, having a beer with friends, being mischievous with his kids or trying to show his wife that no woman on the planet is more loved.

Phone: 512.483.7973 • Email: fsigler@porscheaustin.com

Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose | Booker

Melissa is from Miami, and has been with Porsche for over ten years. She loves horror movies, and her favorite is the thriller “The Conjuring.”

Rachel Silva

Rachel Silva | Warranty Administrator

Rachel is from Lubbock, TX, and has been with Porsche for sixteen years. Having one of the more challenging positions in the dealer world, Rachel executes her job role effortlessly. Her energy and smile make Porsche Austin an amazing place to be on any given day. Her Family means everything to her, and she spends the majority of her free time with her children and their families. 

Bailey McAllister

Bailey McAllister | Receptionist/Cashier

Bailey was born and raised in Dallas, TX, and has been living in Austin since 2016. She has been with Porsche Austin since June of 2016, and has developed a new-found appreciation for the Porsche brand: “I have loved learning about Porsche, and really enjoy working with the Porsche Austin team.” Currently, Bailey is pursuing a degree in nursing, and hopes to always work in a profession where she can help others. In her free time, Bailey enjoys hiking the Greenbelt, meditating, interacting with animals, and eating pizza with friends

Eastan Croson

Eastan Croson | Marketing Manager

Eastan is a Dallas-native and SMU alumna who began working for Porsche Austin at the beginning of 2017. Coming from a family full of car enthusiasts, she loves the Porsche brand. As she says, "there is nothing like driving a German car, especially if it's a Porsche." Outside of work she loves experiencing live music, creating art and volunteering at the Austin Humane Society.

Email: ecroson@hitechautogroup.com