Owner Modern Diesel

Kary Sabedra

My Name is Kary Sabedra. I started Modern Diesel LLC in 2015 I am sole owner. Started doing Road service only then built a shop. 

I have been in diesel repair truck for 17 years. I am 34 years old. I graduated Universal Technical Institute in 2005 with degree in Automotive and Diesel technologies.

I live in Austin and was raised in Alaska. I started my first company when I was 16 years old.  I have always been a driven entrepreneur and currently own two other companies in Austin called Modern Compactor Repair LLC and Modern Waste Transportation Inc.  

I am a part of a life plan vision group and ride motocross often. 

Service Manager

Heath Aaron McClain

Name : Heath Aaron McClain

Nickname – At the bowling alley they call him Vince. 

Your Position – Service Manager

Your Height – 5 ft 9 inch

Your Goals – To work with Modern Diesel until retirement. 

Years experience – 40 Years 

Your Most Impressive achievements – Been married for 36 years to the same women. 

Hobby -Loves Bowling. Rolling every Thursday for the last 14 years and never rolled a 300.

Animals – Love cats and Scorpions. 

A fun fact about you – Loves Scorpions – He has them as pets.

Office Manager

Ricki J

Tricky Ricki, also known as Ricki, is an Office Manager with a height of 5 feet 3 inches. With four years of experience in the field, Ricki has established herself as a reliable and efficient professional. While excelling in her role as an Office Manager, her ultimate goal is to be the best mom in the world.

One of Ricki’s most impressive achievements is becoming pregnant and giving birth to a baby boy, a precious and fulfilling experience that brings immense joy to her life. When she’s not managing the office or caring for her son, Ricki indulges in her hobbies of sleeping and eating, finding solace and pleasure in these simple activities.

In addition to being a dedicated mom and a hardworking professional, Ricki has a soft spot for animals. She owns a lovable Miniature Goat named Taquito and shares her home with three dogs, creating a lively and vibrant household. Beyond her domestic life, Ricki also has a passion for offshore fishing, finding peace and excitement in the tranquility of the open waters.

Tricky Ricki’s diverse interests and accomplishments make her a fascinating individual, always striving to balance her professional responsibilities, motherhood, and personal interests. Her determination, love for her family, and enthusiasm for life shine through in everything she does.

Service Advisor

Jeff B

Jeff B, also known by his somewhat controversial nickname, “A-hole,” is a highly skilled Service Advisor with a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service. He has been in the industry since 1988 and has made it his goal to do his very best for the customer every day. 

One of Jeff’s most impressive achievements is his longevity in the business, having been in the industry for over 30 years. When he’s not at work, Jeff’s hobbies include playing and collecting guitars, which is a passion that he’s developed over the years.

Jeff is a proud owner of three dogs – a Standard Poodle, a Labradoodle, and a Black Mouth Cur – and enjoys spending time with them when he’s not working or playing guitar. In addition to his musical talents, Jeff is also quite the yoga enthusiast and can often be found doing yoga at sunset on the beach, which is a fun fact about him that most people wouldn’t know.

Despite his nickname, Jeff is a respected and valued member of his team, and his commitment to excellence and dedication to his customers make him an asset to any organization.

Tech C

Brendan S

Brendan S is a driven and motivated Tech C with a goal of becoming successful in life. He started in the industry in 2022 and has quickly become a valuable member of his team.

One of Brendan’s most impressive achievements is becoming a certified welder while still in high school, demonstrating his exceptional work ethic and determination to succeed. When he’s not at work, Brendan enjoys building and racing RC cars, which is a hobby that he’s developed over the years.

Brendan is a proud owner of a Pitbull named Breck, and he loves spending time with his furry friend whenever he can. In addition to his love of RC cars and his pet, Brendan is also quite skilled at solving Rubik’s Cubes and can solve one in under a minute, which is a fun fact about him that most people don’t know.

Brendan’s dedication to his work and his desire to succeed make him a valuable member of his team, and his commitment to excellence is sure to help him achieve his goal of becoming successful in life.

Tech A

Jonathan D

Jonathan D, affectionately known as Jonny, is a highly skilled Tech A with a goal to become a dad. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Jonny has made a name for himself as an expert in his field.

One of Jonny’s most notable achievements is owning the only 6.0 at Modern Diesel, a testament to his knowledge and expertise in diesel engines. When he’s not at work, Jonny enjoys his hobbies of fishing and hunting, which he’s enjoyed since childhood.

Jonny is a proud owner of two golden retrievers named Kinsley and Peanut, a lab named Jack, and a cat named Rex. His love for animals is evident in the care he provides for his pets.

In his spare time, Jonny enjoys working on his vehicles and has even built the engine to his first truck, a 1978 F150, which he still owns today.

With his wealth of experience, technical expertise, and dedication to his craft, Jonny is an invaluable member of his team and a respected figure in his industry.

Tech B

Ernesto C

Ernesto C, also known as “Ernie Cuhhh,” is a highly motivated and skilled A Tech with a passion for excellence. With a goal to be the best tech in Texas, he started his career in the industry in 2017 and has quickly made a name for himself.

Ernesto’s most impressive achievement to date is having the widest truck at Modern Diesel, a testament to his dedication to his work and his passion for the industry. In his free time, Ernesto enjoys going to truck meets and meeting new people who share his love for all things truck-related.

Ernesto is also a proud owner of a Shih Tzu named Stella Rose, whom he adores and spends time with when he’s not at work or attending truck meets. In addition to his love for trucks and animals, Ernesto also has a passion for travel, which is a fun fact about him that most people wouldn’t know.

With his exceptional technical skills, dedication to his craft, and love for the industry, Ernesto is a valuable member of any team he works with. His drive to be the best and his commitment to excellence make him a natural leader and a great asset to any organization

Tech A

John David Lackey

Your Position – Tech A 

Your Height – 5ft 10 inch 

Your Goals – Be the best Dad to his boys. Teach them how to work hard and live in the country, 

Years experience – 10 

An Impressive achievement – Becoming a Dad. Raising his kids 

Hobby – Shooting, Hunting and Fishing. 

Animals – Has 2 labs and a few cows. 

A fun fact about you – Shot with the USA shooting Team in High School and through College. 

He loves working on blowout control situations in the oil field. Contain spills and fire fighting. 

Shop Foreman

Chance J

Chance J, also known by his nickname Chaz, is a highly skilled Shop Foreman with a passion for hot rodding and drag racing. He has been in the industry since 2009 and has set his sights on owning land with a custom home and owning a hot rod shop in the future.

One of Chance’s most impressive achievements is owning the fastest vehicle at Modern Diesel, a testament to his knowledge and expertise in the industry. When he’s not working, Chance enjoys indulging in his hobby of hot rodding and drag racing, which he’s been passionate about for years.

Chance is also a proud owner of a Bull Mastiff named Rex, whom he loves to spend time with when he’s not working on cars or racing. A fun fact about Chance is that he enjoys getting kicked off the track for going too fast with his open-top drag car without a roll cage.

Despite his passion for speed and adrenaline, Chance is a respected and valued member of his team, with strong leadership skills and a dedication to delivering high-quality work. His expertise and experience make him an asset to any organization, and he’s well-respected by his colleagues in the industry.

Tech C

Erick C

Erick C, also known as Erica, is a passionate and dedicated Tech C with a strong drive to excel in the field of technology. Since joining the industry in 2014, Erica has been on a relentless journey of learning and self-improvement, aspiring to become a Master Tech. Along the way, they have achieved notable milestones, including obtaining certifications in Brake and HVAC, showcasing their commitment to expanding their expertise.

When Erica is not immersed in the world of technology, they indulge in their favorite hobby, hunting, which allows them to unwind and connect with nature. In addition to their adventurous pursuits, Erica is also fond of caring for farm animals. Among their beloved pets is Gordita, a charming mini potbelly pig who found a new home at the farm thanks to the generosity of Kary Sabedra.

Beyond their technical prowess and love for the outdoors, Erica has a creative side and enjoys playing the guitar. This diverse range of interests and accomplishments adds depth and richness to their persona, making them an intriguing individual both within and outside the tech realm.