Mick Austin, MBA is the Managing Director at Motor Werks Auto Group. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has a robust background in sales, marketing, training, and recruiting. Over the years, Mick has held several General Manager positions, and has transformed low-performing automotive businesses into high-profitable corporations in a short amount of time. Currently managing over 500 employees, Mick has developed and implemented a motivational management-style work environment by building high-performance teams to develop and implement strategies for accelerated growth. Recognized by his colleagues as trusted advisor, strategist, and conceptual thinker, Mick has the natural ability to realign company processes and analyze financial data to maximize profitability. Mick holds a BA in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and his MBA from Lake Forest School of Management. He graduated from the NADA Academy and is a licensed Allstate Insurance Agent.
Brian is a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador. He’s a lifelong Porsche enthusiast, having owned a Porsche since 2000. Brian is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Business Administration. He is also a member of the CME Group. Hobbies include physical fitness, sports nutrition and football.
Stuart Nelson has loved Porsches longer than he can remember, owning 6 throughout his lifetime. Stuart has been a part of the Motor Werks family for over 10 years. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife, 2 daughters, and Chow Chow or enjoying a round on the golf course.
Marco has been in the automotive industry for over 24 years. He owned an independent repair and race shop in Northern New Jersey until moving to Illinois in 2004. Marco worked at two previous dealerships before calling Motor Werks home. He’s been a part of the Motor Werks team for 4 years. Marco prides himself on always making sure that his clients are well taken care of. He is also a Porsche Certified Global Brand Ambassador. Marco attended University of Miami where he majored in business. Since he was 15 years old, Marco has been an avid track racer, racing everything from Indy Lights to BMW M3 Lightweight. His favorite activity is spending time with his wife, son, and daughter. Marco’s hobbies include cars, football, cooking, krav maga/Brazilian jiu jitsu, and cigars.
Margie offers 30 years experience in Guest Services having worked with Fortune 500 companies and in the retail industry. Margie is confident and passionate in establishing and managing our Guest Services. She enjoys spending her free time watching and cheering on her 2 sons in baseball, football, wrestling and lacrosse. Hobbies include fishing (member of Muskies International), reading and Bunco with her neighborhood club.
Boban is a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador. He has four years of experience in the automotive industry. Boban attended College of DuPage. Hobbies include all sports. He was also a basketball player overseas for 2 years.
Chris has been in the automotive industry for 23 years. He has been an avid Porsche enthusiast since childhood and enjoys club racing at various racetracks around the country. Chris enjoys physical fitness. He coaches youth sports and enjoys spending time with his two boys. Chris loves Porsche track days at Road America, GingerMan and Autobahn Country Club.
Peter is an avid car enthusiast and has a wealth of knowledge of Porsche automobiles. Peter has over 28 years of automotive industry experience, all with Motor Werks. His gentle manner and extreme professionalism makes him a pleasure to work with for both the customer and his fellow associates.
Sam has worked at Motor Werks for over 21 years. It was his first job directly out of college. He has been Porsche Certified for over 10 years. He is a winner of the Porsche Sales Excellence Award. Sam currently drives a 2013 Porsche 911. Sam is a lifelong resident of Barrington. He graduated in 1989 from Elgin Academy. In 1993, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from New England College. Hobbies include traveling the world with his girlfriend Joan, golf, poker, cars and cooking.
Sharon is not new to the automotive industry. For the last 7 years, she has been a Sales Consultant and New Car Manager at BMW. She has also held a Sales Manager position at Mercedes-Benz before making the switch to Porsche. Sharon graduated from Indiana University with a Sociology/Psychology degree. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters.
Jack Ball has been in the car industry for the past 15 years. Sales is in Jack’s blood, as growing up his family owned a real estate company that specialized in buying, selling and renting homes. Aside from providing a seamless buying experience, Jack enjoys all contact sports – football, hockey, boxing – and spending time with his two children.
From an early age Salmaan has had an affinity for technology and cars. When he was 12, he created RacingFlix—a website for car enthusiasts featuring videos, reviews, and online communities. After some time spent launching another successful tech startup and digital marketing in the corporate environment, he decided to turn his passion into a career. Originally a loyal Porsche customer for 5 years, Salmaan started with Porsche Barrington in early 2017. He currently drives a 2016 Cayman GT4. Salmaan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing from Dominican University. When he’s not working, you can find him at the race track, traveling the world, and keeping up with the latest trends and advancements in the automotive industry.
Elvijs grew up around track days and fast cars with his father being automotive enthusiast. It wasn’t long before he got the itch as well. With a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul university, Elvijs started at Motor Werks in 2019. Anything car or motorcycle related, Elvijs is there. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as playing sports. He is working his way towards his own Porsche, but in the mean time, Elvijs and his father enjoy their current GT3 on the track to its fullest!
Growing up just outside of Toronto, Steve is an avid hockey enthusiast. Graduating from Dalhousie University in Halifax Scotia and living in Florida for a brief time, Steve now finds himself in the Motor Werks circle. With being part of the Motor Werks family for over 10 years, Steve is working for one of his favorite brands; Porsche. With a new Taycan as his daily driver, Steve is exited to not only sell the brand, but to drive it as well! “Being able to meet new people every day and helping them build and deliver their dream cars is one of the many things that I enjoy about working for Porsche Barrington!“
Graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Business from Robert Morris University and a degree in Automotive High-Performance Power Train from Wyotech, Ian still finds time for friends and family when he’s not driving around his 997 C4S or restoring vintage cars. Ian was welcomed into the Motor Werks Family in 2014. The racing heritage and the constant strive for excellence are just a few reasons why he loves the Porsche brand. Ian enjoys not only attending local car meets, but hosting them as well!
With a previous Porsche experience, Skyler finds himself right at home at Porsche Barrington. Joining the team in 2020, Skyler has a background in the Army as a Special Operations Aviator! When not working with his favorite brand, Skyler’s hobbies are golf, skiing, enjoying architecture and visiting the Chicago Art Museum. A fun fact about Skyler, he did own his childhood poster car; a Porsche 911 that was the same color as the poster he had years ago!
Ashley has been in the automotive industry for over 7 years. Prior to working for Porsche Barrington, she worked directly with automotive manufacturers before switching over to the service/retail side. Ashley attended Northern Illinois University, where she majored in Business Administration and played softball. Her hobbies include sports and spending time with her family and friends.
Thomas has been in the automotive industry for 23 years. He joined the Porsche Barrington team in 2018. His loyalty to Porsche stems from the heritage and passion that surround the brand. Thomas is a Porsche Global Brand Ambassador and holds multiple certifications in over five luxury brands. His hobbies include playing baseball, going bowling, or shooting darts.
Kevin began working in automotive about 10 years ago, but is no stranger to the industry, as his father was the co-owner of a body shop. In his spare time, Kevin buys and refurbishes sneakers, as well as collects art.
Jeff has been working with Motor Werks for over 12 years. As a parts manager, Jeff is passionate about automobiles and how they operate. He has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and is excited to be with Porsche.
Allan Kuta has been working at Motor Werks for the past eleven years. During his tenure here, Allan has been a certified technician, IT Manager, and most recently a Certified Parts Advisor. What he enjoys most about his job is the brotherhood and friendliness of everyone involved with Porsche. His hobbies include spending time with his family and taking care of his kids.
Eric has been working for Motor Werks since 2017 and has worked as a porter, and has been in shipping and receiving before working in the parts department. “Being in previous roles have helped me to learn more about Porsche as a brand.” Eric has always had a passion for cars and his hobbies include working on cars, reading books and learning graphic design. “I enjoy working for Porsche because it allows me to learn new information about new and older classic vehicles.”
Chase has been a car enthusiast since the time he could walk. Being surrounded by car lovers like his father, he found his way to a career path in the automotive industry. Beyond his job as a Porsche product specialist, Chase loves to play the guitar and ride motorcycles. His passion for the vehicles and hardworking attitude make him a standout employee.
Kemberly got the opportunity to work for Porsche in 2020 after working in our detail department. From photography, to shopping, to painting, Kemberly’s list of hobbies is anything but short. Her dream Porsche vehicles are a Cayenne Turbo S & GT3RS. Kemberly loves the Porsche name, the way it makes people speechless when driving them for the first time and of course, the history of the brand.
Lori joined the Motor Werks circle in August of 2020, however, this is not her first rodeo. She’s been in the industry for over 25 years! Lori has a Bachelors in communication studies with a Minor in business and studied at the University of Iowa. When asked “What excites you about Porsche as a brand”, Lori responded, “The love of and enjoyment of driving performance vehicles. Many domestic manufactures have lost their following and customers in turn lost the passion for them.” In her free time, Lori enjoys watching her daughter pitch for the Wasco Diamonds 14u travel softball team and cheering on her son who wrestles for the Saint Charles East High school.