Meet Our Team

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  • Rick Cavender
    (210) 681-3399

    Rick was born and raised here in San Antonio, TX. When he is not working at the Audi Dealership, he loves to play music in his seven piece band. He has a beautiful wife, Suzanne, two wonderful daughters, Courtney and Claire, and a great new son-in-law, Tobin. Rick also loves to spend time with his family's fleet of rescue dogs: Gracie, Stella, Pepper, and Lulu. His favorite restaurant is the Huisache Grill in New Braunfels, and his favorite band is The Beatles. Rick is dedicated to serving his community, his customers, and his employees.


  • David Beer
    General Manager
    (210) 681-3399

    David was born in Mexico City and grew up between Mexico City and Southern California. He plays various sports and even signed a professional soccer contract in Mexico during his high school days. He's proud of the support he gets from his family, which includes his mother Carmen, 2 sisters Carmen and Miriam, his brother Max, his wife Kimberly, and their 2 sons Santiago and Alex. David has been in the car business since 1999 when he was accepted by Ford Motor Company as an intern for their Minority Dealer Operations program. He has since been a sales specialist, in special finance, a finance producer, finance director, new car manager, new car director, used car director, general sales manager and general manager. David's favorite quote is "You will miss 100% of the shots you don't take," because it reminds him to take action rather than wait for things to happen!

  • Gary Burke
    Sales Manager
    (210) 681-3399

  • Mike Flores
    Sales Manager
    (210) 681-3399

  • Kirk Albarian
    Floor Manager
    (210) 681-3399

    Kirk is happily married with 2 wonderful children. He has been with Cavender Audi since the summer of 2014, and his favorite Audi is an RS7.  He enjoys home projects, working on cars, and spending time with his family. Kirk takes pride in his Audi knowledge, and wants to create Audi fans when he comes to work every day.

    Raving Fans!
             Great experience! Kirk was friendly and timely. Highly recommend

            this location. Nice selection of cars and the finance manager is awesome too. They all really go the extra mile for you there.

    - Mark G.

              Kirk Albarian at Cavender Audi did a tremendous job earning my.

             business. Our company was looking to lease new Audis. Living in Austin, I looked to San Antonio because Kirk was hustling to find the right deal at the right price. He was straightforward and took care of details. We did much of our work by phone, but the in-person experience and delivery was terrific. Kudos and looking forward to trading up for an A7 soon!

    - Zach V.

              After an extensive search for the right car to fit my family's 

             needs. I found Cavender Audi in San Antonio.  Spoke to Kirk Albarian and my search was over. Kirk got me into the car I was looking for. In under 24 hours. I drove from Del Rio Texas. Kirk had my car ready to go. Got me a better price than expected. So I also add GAP insurance and extend warranty. And was still under budget.  If you're serious about a new car don't run around searching the net and seating down with wanna be car salesmen.  Call Kirk Albarian. Tell him how much your willing to spend. And let him take it from there. I promise he'll get you into the car of your dreams.

    - Rick S.

  • Ariel Esparza
    Audi Sport Specialist

    Ariel came to Cavender after working for Sunglass Hut as a regional trainer for the past few years. When he's not at work Ariel likes to attend music events in Texas and throughout the nation. At one of these events Ariel got to meet Bono in 2011! He says he's also met designer Kenneth Cole! His favorite San Antonio restaurants are Perry's Steakhouse and Grimaldi's Pizzeria.

    Raving Fans!
             I want to thank Ariel Esparza for helping our family get set up in

            our new 2017 Q7; especially for being patient with us (my wife mostly) when we were on the fence and for not forcing us into a new car sooner than we were ready. The entire experience with him was first class and the professionalism and knowledge was exceptional.

    - Benson R.

             Ariel is a great salesman and got me into the SUV I wanted. He

            made it happen once again! I am grateful and appreciative of all the hard work and time he took finding the vehicle I truly wanted. Nicolas kept my payments within my comfort zone just as I requested. Great team!!

    - Terry I.

             I just purchased my 2nd car from Ariel - Again, my experience

            was awesome. I purchased a 2010 Audi A5 S Line back in July. Ariel gave me an amazing buying experience. Sale went nice and easy and with a great interest rate!

    - Darryl E.

  • Daniel Barragan
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    ~HABLA ESPANOL~ Daniel has been in the automotive industry since 2013, and has been with the Cavender Audi team since the summer of 2017. He has 1 beautiful daughter, and in his off time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching movies, and spending time with his daughter. His favorite Audi model is the A6.

  • Mario Bonaccorso
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    Mario has been in the automotive business for 4 years, and is the father to a 2-year old daughter.  He enjoys travel, spending time with family, watching the food network/cooking shows, and trying out new restaurants.  His favorite Audi model is an A7.

    Raving Fans!
             I had an amazing experience with Cavender Audi. Mario gave us

             excellent customer service and he was extremely helpful in finding what we wanted! I highly recommend him for the best purchasing experience.

    - Elania G.

  • Michael Bove
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    Mike has been an Audi Brand Specialist since 2003.  He really enjoys creating Audi fans, rooting on his Spurs and seeing Audi win Lemans Races.  His favorite Audi is an S4, and lived in Cairo Egypt for 2 years when he was a kid.

    Raving Fans!
             Found my new SUV! Met Mike and a couple of the managers and

             they were terrific in getting my car ready in the middle of a busy Saturday. Everybody always asks where I got my car and I am happy to tell them to go to Cavender Audi and see Mike.

    - Alexsis Z.

             My fiance purchased a BMW from Cavender Audi and I have nothing

             but the nicest things to say about them.  From the moment we stepped into the dealership we were given amazing customer service.  Our sales person Michael Bove was wonderful!  Incredibly nice and not in the slightest bit pushy.  Great sales staff, great experience!  Thank you Cavender Audi!

    - Lauren H.

  • Alector Chapa
    Audi Brand Specialiast
    (210) 681-3399

  • David De La Cruz
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399


    Raving Fans!
               Great Service! David De La Cruz was most knowledgeable

            attentive, and courteous in helping me in my search for a vehicle that suited my specific needs.

    - Edward F.

               Just bought a brand new Q7. The guys at Cavender Audi were 

            awesome and were dedicated to finding me the car that I wanted. If you want to buy a car and receive top of the line service, then ask for David De La Cruz to help you.

    - Beena P.

  • Chris Eckert
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

  • Jorge Godinez
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (866) 991-2775

    ~HABLA ESPANOL~  Jorge has been in the automotive industry for almost 3 years.  He has 3 wonderful children, likes to oil paint, tennis, golf, and plays the drums. His favorite Audi model is the A7.

    Raving Fans!
              Jorge Godinez was my sales representative. He listened carefully

            (listening is something that is difficult for many people) and talked with me about what I wanted and why. He clearly explained how the BMW and Audi driving experience would differ from my Lexus. Great buying experience!  I would definitely use this dealership again to buy other vehicles -- new or used!  Five stars is the highest rating and Cavender earned it.

    - John H.

               Jorge Godinez was amazing from start to finish.

             Highly recommended!!

    - Yesica C.

               We had a fantastic experience from start to end, especially with

             Jorge on the Sales Floor. Really top notch service, and Jorge was willing to work with us. He took care of us, and really let us know we could trust him and get a very good deal. 10/10 all the way, especially for Jorge!!!

    - Rocio M.

  • Bryan Gonzales
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

  • Fernando Mazquiz
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

  • Terry McCarns
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Terry lived in Los Angeles before coming to San Antonio in 1997.  Terry has been a Cavender Auto Family employee since May of 1997.  For fun, he enjoys bike riding, family activities, and concerts.  While living in Los Angeles,  Terry had the opportunity of meeting celebrities like  Tina Turner, Eddie Murphy and Joan Rivers to name a few. He would love to visit Rome and Rio de Janeiro someday.


    Raving Fans!

              I would like to bring to your attention the sustained outstanding

             performance of Mr. Terry McCarns. As both a dependent and active duty officer, I have lived and been stationed in every country in Western Europe and North Africa. I have purchased cars from a variety of individuals, and I can tell you that Terry McCarns is the best Brand Specialist that I have seen in 50 years of vehicle ownership.

    - Robert M.

              I am a returning customer and have been greatly satisfied with

              the sales process and the exceptional service I have received, specifically with Terry M. as he is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond for his customers. I would highly recommend Cavender Audi to others!

    - Justine G.

              Terry is our sales person, he is great and personable. The 

              entire staff is friendly and attentive!

    - Melissa F.

              I just bought an A6 from Terry McCarns. He was great! His 

             customer service was above and beyond. He came in on his day off to complete the sale for me and then stayed to show me how to work everything in the car. I would definitely recommend him to someone looking for a car.

    - Amy W.

  • Torrey McCloud
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    Raving Fans!

               I had an amazing experience at Cavender Audi. Torrey McCloud

             was wonderful, he helped me pick the perfect car. I'm the most indecisive person and he was so patient. He went over a few different cars and all their features. I could not have asked for a better experience purchasing my first Audi!

    - Andrea R.

               This was an awesome experience.  Great price on our trade in

             and great price on used car.  Our sales person was Torrey McCloud and he was the best.  Very helpful and knows how to sell cars.  Overall, we will be back for future business.

    - Josh J.

  • Mark Petersen
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    Raving Fans!
              Not my first car buying experience but it was my best car buying

             experience! I worked with Mark and the team at Audi, very easy to talk to and I have nothing but good things to say. They helped me get maximum value on my trade in and get me everything I wanted with the new SUV. Bottom line we got the deal done, it was easy, and I'm happy with everything!

    - Drew D.

             Mark and the mgmt team at Cavender Audi are very professional

            and honest people, they made this purchase easy and simple, and I thank them very much. I can honestly say that I will come back and purchase from them again. A++++++

    - Thomas C.

  • Claudio Saraiva
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    Raving Fans!

              I highly recommend this dealership, their staff is very pro-

             fessional and courteous. Claudio Saraiva worked with us and got us in the vehicle we wanted. It's been 2 weeks since we purchased our vehicle and he has checked on us multiple times to ensure we are satisfied. We will definitely check them out again on any future vehicle needs. Thanks again Claudio!

    - Miguel S.

              Claudio Saraiva was very helpful, courteous and friendly. He 

            pays attention to what's important to you and he made the buying experience painless. Be sure to ask for him when you stop in... you'll be happy you did.

    - Connie W.

              We bought an Audi A6 today from our sales Claude Saraiva. From

            the moment we walked in, we were treated with excellent care and respect. The buying process was first class. This was my 2nd Audi purchase and it definitely wont be the last. Thank you Cavender Audi.

    - Enrique T.

  • Chuck Shelby
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

  • Nghia Tran
    Audi Brand Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

  • Tan Tran
    Audi Technologist & Sales Trainer
    (210) 681-3399

    Raving Fans!

              Despite several hours of phone conversations with Audi of America,

             they were not able to get the MMI connect app fully functional for my Audi.  I made an appointment with Tan Tran, the techologist at Cavendar Audi. He immediately figured out the issue, went onto his laptop to get it fixed from behind the scenes and voila it was all working!  He is an amazing resource and I wish I had just come into him right away!

    - Kaashif A.

              Today I met with my Audi technician, Tan. He was on time

             polite, and very, very knowledgeable about all the features in my new Audi Q7. He was so personable and such a pleasure to talk to.
    In the hour and a half he spent showing me the various features of my vehicle, he never made me feel silly for asking a question.  My main focus was for him to sync my garage door with my vehicle's system. He was able to do it effortlessly!!! I would give him 10 stars if I could!!  Thank you Mr. Tran for your patience, kindness and most importantly, your intelligence. God bless you.

    - Christal K.

  • Brandon Brock
    Finance Director
    (210) 681-3399

    Brandon has been happily married for 5 years with 3 wonderful kids (one on the way!).  He has been in the automotive business for 7 years, and his favorite Audi is the Q7.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his kids, going to the park, and watching movies.

    Raving Fans!

              My wife and I had an enjoyable experience at Cavender. 

             I would like to thank Brandon in the finance office who took his time and did not rush in explaining the whole closing process.

    - Johnny L.

  • Roxanne Reyes
    Audi Finance Administrator
    (210) 681-3399


  • Kelsey Krueger
    New Vehicle Inventory Administrator
    (210) 681-3399

    While Kelsey has only been in the automotive industry for a few months, she has quickly shown that her Masters degree from UTSA has been showcased in her rapid adaptability to the automotive industry and the Audi brand.  She enjoys working out, cooking, playing volleyball, and spending time with family. Her favorite Audi is the A7.

  • Zachary Becerra
    Pre-Owned Inventory Administrator
    (210) 681-3399

  • Michael Barich
    Audi Service and Parts Director
    (210) 681-3399

    Michael is a very happily married man of 11 years with his only child being a Cane Corso dog named Remi. Michael joined us in October 2016 to head our Service and Parts team, he came from Chicago where he was raised. He has 28 years in the automotive industry and his favorite Audi model is the RS7. In his off time, he enjoys riding motorcycles, golfing, and spending time with his lovely wife Darcy. You'd be surprised to know that Michael won his first golf tournament at the age of 10!

  • Kyle Evans
    Service Drive Manager
    (210) 681-3399

    Kyle has been happily married for 20 years and is a father to 3 children.  He's been in the business for 27 years and his favorite Audi is an RS7. In his down time, he really enjoys anything with his family, boating, and BBQ. Kyle is a very humble man that just absolutely loves South Texas!

  • Mojda Abdulrashid
    Audi Service Advisor

    Mojda became part of Cavender Audi's team as a service advisor in February 2014.  In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and can speak Farsi and Russian.  She hopes to visit Australia and Brazil one day.   Her favorite restaurant is Pasha's.  Mojda is dedicated to serving her customers.


    Raving Fans!
             I have been a customer since 2005 and have received excellent

            service through the years. I would like to specifically recognize Mojda Abdulrashid for consistent, professional service. I always know the status of my vehicles during the different phases of service or repair.

    - Michael H.

             Mojda Abdulrashid has set the gold standard for "Superior 

            Customer Service." Whenever there are any issues she keeps me informed and takes the necessary steps to resolve it in a timely manner. She set the bar so high for customer service that I thought she could not exceed my expectations anymore, but she surprises me every time I go back to Cavender Audi. Her commitment and dedication to Customer Service reflects on her and the organization she represents, Cavender Audi.

    - Stanley F.

  • Marcos Garces-Trejo
    Audi Service Advisor
    (210) 681-3399

    ~HABLA ESPANOL~ Marcos has been in the automotive business or 4 years. He enjoys road trips, spending time with family, BBQ, and his favorite Audi model is a S7. He is a little bit of a daredevil with freefalling, bungee jumping, and parasailing in Cancun and South Padre on his excitement resume.

    Raving Fans!
               If for any reason you find yourself having to deal with the service

             department, ask for Marcos. Awesome guy and he will make sure that you are taken care of.

    - Ash H.

               Just want to say THANK YOU to Marcos Garces for your out- 

             standing service from start to finish and for going above and beyond my expectations. Customer service couldn't have been any better. This service agent explained everything simply and in detail, and answered all questions. He is very courteous and professional. Treated me as though I was your best customer. Personally went to get me a bottle of water from the lounge for the road and helped me to move all my stuff from the loaner to my car. He gets a full compliment of 5 stars! Audi management, just wanted to let you know that Mr. Garces is indeed an asset to your business.

    - Alexandra G.

  • James Patsch
    Audi Service Advisor
    (210) 681-3399

    James has been in the automotive industry for 7 years.  He is happily married with 2 kids.  He enjoys spending time with his family, history, and playing golf.  James favorite Audi is the RS7.

    Raving Fans!
              They always make you feel important. James assisted me the 

             day of service and did some digging and found the vehicle needed routine maintenance that was covered under Audi Care and made arrangements to take care of those on the same day too. Excellent Service since the beginning and nothing has changed! Very Happy!!

    - Austin L.

              In the short amount of time I spent there, James is always 

            courteous, informative, trustworthy and expeditious. It sets the tone for the entire visit. Thank you James and the service department. You've earned my confidence.

    - Jeff C.

              We recently brought our Audi Q7 into Cavender Audi because we

            were having a few issues, immediately after walking through the door we were greeted by Mr. James Patsch who was incredibly professional and scheduled our car in immediately to be diagnosed and repaired. We look forward to the continued excellent service and professionalism from the Cavender staff and Mr. James Patsch, who is an asset to your company.

    - Mark B.

  • Josh Taylor
    Audi Service Advisor
    (210) 681-3399

    Josh has been married for 8 years, and has 2 cats and 1 dog as his children.  He has been in the automotive business for 12 years, and his favorite Audi models are between the A4 and the RS7.  Josh really enjoys woodworking, working on cars, and can actually sew his own clothes.  Josh biggest passion in life outside of servicing our Cavender Audi customers, is donating a bunch of his available time and energy to Freedom Life Church.

    Raving Fans!
              My experience at Cavender Audi was absolutely 5 stars with Joshua

             Taylor as my Service Advisor.  He was absolutely accommodating and communicated clear and timely updates on my vehicle. He even set up a complimentary shuttle service for me to spend my time waiting at the local mall or even top golf.  He also had very good attention to detail and situational awareness. Josh is what makes my experience as an Audi Owner continue coming back. Thank you!

    - Alex K.

              Joshua Taylor was awesome!!!! I was in town for a conference

             and my Audi A5 started to do something very strange. I took it in and of course there was no sign of the issue. Joshua was very helpful and walked me through the many reasons as to why the issue occurred. He even replaced the battery in my key fob and offered assistance after business hours if the issue happened again. I was very pleased for the customer service offered.
    Thanks Joshua!

    - Leondre L.

              Hands down the best Service Dept at Cavender Audi!!! I rode 45

             min with the tow truck driver to bring my car into Cavender on Monday morning, stressed and ready to get home to Houston -  Joshua Taylor was super attentive to me AND my pooch, Maggie, inviting us in from the heat and surprising Maggie with some doggie treats! His customer service was unbeatable. This place is pup-friendly and everyone stopped by to give Maggie some belly rubs and see if we needed anything. Great team of guys in the Service Dept at this Audi dealership! Too bad I live 4 hours away or this would be my go-to dealership.

    - Meghan M.

  • Art Marsch
    Warranty Clerk
    (210) 681-3399

    Art has been in the automotive business for 12 years. In his time away from work, he enjoys lighting weights, listening to live music, golf, bicycling, motorcycles, and singing karaoke.  Art's favorite Audi is the RS7.

  • Taylor Henry
    Loaner Car Coordinator

    Taylor has been with us at Cavender Audi for over 2 years. She grew up in Austin but was Miss San Antonio in 2015. She enjoys visiting different festivals around Texas, loves the beach, and her favorite Audi is an RS7.

  • Jordyn Wilkerson
    Business Development Manager
    (210) 681-3399

  • Anissa Zuniga
    Service BDC
    (210) 681-3399

  • Paula Cary
    Service BDC
    (210) 681-3399

    Paula is happily married to one of our Cavender Audi technicians for 10 years!  She enjoys doing dance and water color painting in her down time.  Her favorite Audi is the A5, and you'd be surprised to know that she is a Middle-Eastern Belly Dancer. 

  • Ronda Smid
    Audi Parts Manager

    Ronda has lived in San Antonio since 1993 and has been a Cavender employee for 20 years.  For fun she loves to spend time with her family and friends. 

  • Steve Salas
    Audi Parts Specialist
    (210) 681-3399

    ~HABLA ESPANOL~ Steven has lived in San Antonio, Texas all of his life.  He has been a Cavender  employee for 16 years.  Steven loves to barbeque and coach for fun.  His favorite place to dine is at 54th Street bar and grill.  Steven's favorite childhood memory is playing sports and his favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.  Steven has 2 dogs ( Zucko and Chico).  His dream car is an Audi R8.

  • Anthony Sandoval
    Audi Parts Specialist
    (210) 253-3520

    ~HABLA ESPANOL~ Anthony is a native San Antonian and has been a Cavender employee for 10 years.   For fun Anthony loves to hang out with his wife and children.  He has a few favorite places to eat such as Tip Top café and Henry's Puffy Tacos.  His favorite sports teams are the San Antonio Spurs  and the Denver Broncos.  Someday Anthony would love to visit Denver, Colorado.

  • Matt Salinas
    Audi Parts Specialist
    (210) 681-3399