About TEXT2DRIVETM | Meet The Team

Gregg Owen

Gregg Owen

CEO/General Counsel


Gregg Owen is leading the most exciting and innovative two-way text communication platform team in the United States with TEXT2DRIVETM. A hands-on executive, Owen’s creative vision is revolutionizing the way auto dealers interact with and profit from their customers. View his full profile here.

Gregg C. Owen

Gregg C. Owen

Chief Operations Officer


Gregg was born and raised in Chicago and has been in the automotive industry for 20 years. His favorite Chicago sports team is the World Series Champs, the Chicago Cubs. His favorite things to do are golf, travel, and snowboard in Colorado.

Matthew Meehan

Matthew Meehan

Chief Technical Officer


Matthew is the Chief Technical Officer for TEXT2DRIVETM. He focuses on bringing innovative software solutions to the automotive industry. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys golfing, cooking, and building ships in bottles.

Norm Crawford

Norm Crawford

Chief Information Officer


Norm has been working on the digital side of the automotive industry for over 8 years. In his free time Norm enjoys keeping his mind sharp by working on new coding projects, his favorite language is Python. When not coding Norm likes to relax by playing video games or disc golf.

Kelly Sampson

Kelly Sampson

Director of Business Development & Customer Retention


Resident Car Girl born and raised in Michigan. Kelly learned how to drive her first stick shift on her Dad’s 1964 Corvette Stingray. With over 14 years of experience in the Auto Industry on the OEM side, she joined TEXT2DRIVETM in 2017. When she's not texting, you can find her loving all the beauty of the Arizona desert with her family and dogs, listening to rock n’ roll, and cheering on her MSU Spartans!

Nicole Ruiz

Nicole Ruiz

Director of Sales


Nicole has over 12 years of management experience, currently 3 years at TEXT2DRIVETM. She enjoys hot yoga, hosting dinner parties, and loves her dog Maverick! On the weekends you can find her in San Diego volunteering as a life coach. Nicole is committed to creating a world of equality, empowerment, and voice.

Brian Harrison

Brian Harrison

Director of Customer Success


Brian has been in the automotive industry since 2005 and has been with TEXT2DRIVETM for the last 2 years. Over the past year, he has worked his way up to Team Lead of the Customer Success department. Living in the land of cheese & brats, you'll find him cheering for the Brewers & Packers! He also enjoys cooking and going on camping trips. Starting in March, he'll need to start preparing for an extra couple of spots at the dining room table as he and his wife will be having twin girls!

Rebecca Hoffman

Rebecca Hoffman

Director of Customer Support


Rebecca has worked in the automotive industry for almost 12 years. She enjoys the outdoors... camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. As a tribute to her late grandpa's service in the Navy and as a life-long member of the American Legion Auxiliary, she also volunteers her time helping veterans, military and their families.

Marilyn Owen

Marilyn Owen

Senior Sales Manager


There are many dealerships/people in the industry that Marilyn has worked with for nearly 30 years in Advertising and now with TEXT2DRIVETM. Helping her customers in any way is her number one priority. If they succeed, she succeeds.

Julie Buffington

Julie Buffington

Sales Executive


Julie loves working for TEXT2DRIVETM! This is a company that has advanced and excelled at meeting the needs of their clients. A very innovative company! Julie's interests are taking flying lessons, running marathons for charities, listening to music, and spending time with her two lovely girls!

Kristen Owen

Kristen Owen

Sales Executive


Kristen has been lucky enough to grow up with such a dynamic, ever changing and wonderful business surrounding her. She made the auto industry her career 10 years ago, first with advertising, and now with TEXT2DRIVETM. With her strong background in sales and customer service, Kristen has been able to create a career with TEXT2DRIVETM that is both successful, and fun! Her true passion is for travel! However, if she's not traveling, you will find her snowboarding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

John Frazier

John Frazier

Sales Executive


John has been on the Fixed Operations side of the business for 12 years. Through the years, he has served in various capacities from Service Advisor, Warranty Admin, to Service and Parts Director. His level of experience in dealerships brings a wealth of knowledge to TEXT2DRIVETM. When he’s not texting, you will find him cooking or performing as a professional saxophonist in the Ark-La-Tex area. When not doing any of that he’s being a dad to his 3 boys and has a little girl on the way!

Chris Solomon

Chris Solomon

Corporate Account Manager/Sales


Chris has been with TEXT2DRIVETM for five years. He graduated from Columbia College of Missouri with a double Bachelor's in Human Resources and Business Management. Originally from Illinois, Chris recently moved to a suburb of Nashville, TN with his wife Sarah and their three sons, Evan, Owen and Grayson.

Carly Smith

Carly Smith

West Sales Manager


Carly has worked in Customer Service for over 15 years. She enjoys arts and crafts, watching movies and hanging out with her friends and family. She loves sports, especially the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago White Sox and she enjoys finding things to do in her city on her downtime.

Brian Bottigliero

Brian Bottigliero

Customer Success Manager


Brian is originally from Chicago, and currently resides and directs account success for TEXT2DRIVETM out of the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors on the coast, or in the mountains. He previously worked in music production and continues to stay active in the local music and arts scene.

Heather Rheaume

Heather Rheaume

Customer Success Manager


Fun loving, energetic mom to a (crazy) teenage daughter and beautiful English Bulldog. Loves talking to people, making new friends and trying new breweries (IPAs are her favorite!). When she's not working at TEXT2DRIVETM, she likes to cook, watch movies, read books and play Yahtzee. Favorite words to live by: "The expert at anything was once a beginner." - Helen Hayes.

Jim Loftis

Jim Loftis

Customer Success Manager


Jim was born and raised outside of Flint Michigan. He attended Michigan State University for two years and traded in the snow for the warm sunny beaches of South Florida. He graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in Business and Marketing. He has a wife and 2 beautiful children, a 5-year-old girl, and a newborn baby boy who keep him occupied.

Lea Bartone

Lea Bartone

Customer Success Manager


Lea grew up in Trieste, Italy, speaks fluent Italian, and loves going back to visit friends and family every year. Lea has worked at TEXT2DRIVETM since 2016.

Matt Schwartz

Matt Schwartz

Customer Success Manager


Matt grew up on the west coast and moved east after earning an Engineering degree from the University of Arizona. When not exploring the streets of Chicago and the surrounding countryside, you can find him wrenching on old cars, playing bass guitar, or doing pub trivia.

Reagan Lee

Reagan Lee

Customer Success Manager


Reagan lives in a small community on the west side of Wisconsin, where her and her husband are raising their three boys. She enjoys browsing Pinterest for craft ideas, being outdoors with her family, camping, fishing and gardening. Visiting all 50 states is on her bucket list which she is determined to accomplish before she's 60!

Chapell Brock

Chapell Brock

Customer Success Coordinator


Born and raised in North Carolina, Chapell served six years in the US Army with one deployment to Jordan. He earned his degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in May of 2018. When not working, Chapell can be found either spending time with friends doing all kinds of activities in and around Raleigh, or with his nose buried in a book.

Jeff Welch

Jeff Welch

Customer Success Coordinator


Jeff is a former Corrections Officer/Sheriffs Deputy, sales director, and a small business owner. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a degree in business. In Jeff's free time he enjoys weightlifting, motorcycles, and writing. He is married with a 10 year old son and currently resides in Phoenix.

Kristen Schmidt

Kristen Schmidt

Customer Success Coordinator


After spending her career in healthcare management, Kristen is excited to join the TEXT2DRIVETM team and see what the future holds! Born and raised in Texas, she currently resides just outside of Dallas. She and her husband love to spend any time they can outdoors, whether it is scuba diving, snow skiing, camping, taking in a baseball game or just relaxing on the patio.

Lexie Lobo

Lexie Lobo

Customer Support


Lexie recently joined the TEXT2DRIVETM team after graduating with her Bachelor’s in Applied Statistics. In her downtime she enjoys horseback riding and crocheting, and she also has a special interest in statistical programming.

John Bottigliero

John Bottigliero

Customer Support


After spending 7 years in retail, John decided to follow his passion for computers. Having studied Information technology, he joined TEXT2DRIVETM and has found a place to thrive. In his free time, you will find him running around with his dog and tinkering with any device or code project he can get his hands on.

Joe Waelchli

Joe Waelchli

Software Engineer


Joseph began at TEXT2DRIVETM as an intern, but eventually grew into a senior developer. He works on the web and mobile portions of the TEXT2DRIVETM platform. When he’s not hunched over his computer for work, he can be found hunched over his computer at home.

Matthew Moehring

Matthew Moehring

Software Engineer


After having an interest in computers and the way they work from childhood, Matt graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2014 with a Computer Science degree and has enjoyed working on the variety of projects TEXT2DRIVETM has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys watching bad movies online and sharing his reviews of them with his friends, and drinking and eating the locally-made Wisconsin beers and cheeses.

Todd Austin

Todd Austin

Software Engineer


Born and raised in the Midwest, Todd enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 19. Soon after an honorable discharge, he got married and had two kids. When he's not working or parenting, he's probably building some Legos.

Otto Wichmann

Otto Wichmann

iOS Software Engineer


Otto is a passionate iOS Developer that enjoys delivering silky smooth experiences through custom-crafted components. When not working on iOS, he enjoys making small games for the pico-8 console or playing with Arduinos.

Josh Yarnall

Josh Yarnall

UI/UX Designer


Josh is the UI/UX Designer for TEXT2DRIVETM. He’s responsible for improving user satisfaction by enhancing visuals and usability for both desktop and mobile applications. Away from the computer, Josh loves to cook, play with his two dogs, root for the Blackhawks and Cubs, and travel with his wife.

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