15265 Cortez Blvd Brooksville, FL 34613 352-437-1999

Meet the Staff of Halo Autosports

Heather Craig - Owner

352-437-1999 - hcraig@haloautosports.com

Heather Craig started her professional career in radio in Ft Myers. Heather then left to work in real estate in Key West , Florida. After a successful career in sales, she married Steven Craig and they relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida. Heather opened Halo Autosports in May 2011 in St Petersburg. Just three years later, she and her husband relocated the business to Brooksville after purchasing the former Suzuki dealership on Cortez Blvd.

Steven Craig - Owner

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Steve Craig started in the automobile business at 16 years old working for a Chevrolet dealer in Akron, Ohio. He started by washing cars and worked his way through the different departments of the dealership learning the business. He was then recruited by the local Buick dealership to come work as a sales manager. He held numerous positions in the dealership with the dream of coming to Florida. Five years later he came to Florida working for a dealer in Orlando to learn the wholesale business. After 9/11 Steve left the car business to spend 10 years in the hotel and timeshare business with Marriott and Hyatt resorts. He was then recruited by Hyatt Residence Club to manage their national sales and marketing operations. Eventually Steven returned to pursue his passion in the car business and join his wife, Heather, at Halo Autosports.

Rick Schmidt - Service & Parts Director

352-437-1999 - rschmidt@haloautosports.com

Rick Schmidt comes to Halo with a wealth of automobile experience, being in the industry for 28+ years. Rick is ASE certified and is certified in service and parts management with Ford, Toyota, Honda and General Motors. Rick will even pick up a wrench and help out in the shop if needed. Rick enjoys family, writing, playing the guitar, and is our resident artist. Rick loves oil painting on canvas. He spends his off time outdoors, training his beautiful German Shepherds, Panzer and Senabel. Rick and his fiancé Melondy live in Inverness and have five grown children, four boys and one girl between the two of them. They have other pets that make up their family, Bell, the Chihuahua, and Heartland, the Conure Parrot.

Donna DeCeco - Administrative Assistant

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About the only thing that Donna has failed at in life, is retirement! After spending the last 30 years in the corporate world of California, she relocated with her husband, four dogs, one cat and a bird to Hudson, FL. Her need to be back in the workplace prevailed and she joined the Halo team as our sales and service support personnel. She also runs the UHaul rental department. Donna and her husband are members of the American Legion, enjoy listening to live music, and riding their HOG on the weekends!

Sean Hanley - Finance Manager

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Sean is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in finance. He's worked in finance departments at franchise and independent dealerships, with prime and special finance banks. Sean is high energy and loves working the numbers for our customers. Sean drove a different car to work nearly every day in his first week including a Mercedes S550, a stretch limo, a Jeep on 50" tires, and a Honda Accord! He's a family man in his off time, spending time with his precious daughter, fiancé and her two sons.

Jimmy Ruch - Parts Manager

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Jimmy Ruch joined our amazing service team as our Parts Manager. He comes to Halo with many years of experience in the auto industry. Jimmy started his career with Auto Zone where he quickly moved up to a manager and worked with them for over 8 years. He then worked for Petetti Racing as their Parts Manager. Jimmy lives in Brooksville with his lovely wife Michelle and their 5 children. He has 3 boys and 2 girls and of course 2 Chihuahuas. Jimmy loves spending time with his family and he loves everything about cars. He frequently attends car shows.

Angel Garcia - Sales

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Angel Garcia is a self described "New Yorican" but has been a resident of Spring Hill since 2001. Shopping for a car with Angel is like a party, you're guaranteed to have a good time! He is bi-lingual, has two children, and is a veteran of the Marine Corps. Angel has a vast knowledge of the car business as he is Ford and Kia certified, having worked for those brands at franchise dealers in the past. In his off time, he loves to travel and spend time fishing.

Aaron Ackers - Lead Technician

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Aaron Acker is our lead technician and has been with Halo since 2015. Aaron is an ASE Certified Technician with over 17 years of experience in the automobile repair industry. He started his career at a local repair shop at the age of 15, doing oil changes and detailing vehicles. He worked his way up from there getting his ASE certification. Aaron also holds certifications with Infiniti and Nissan, and is a skilled diesel technician. Aaron is married with 3 children and 3 rescue pit bulls. He is as busy outside of work as he is in it. He and his family enjoy Mudding, Tractor Pulls, and time out on the water in their boat.

Tim Stephens - Technician

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Tim Stephens is our newest technician to join our Halo service team. Tim has been in the auto industry for over 10 years, holding three ASE certifications as well as an IMACA certificate for air conditioning. Tim was born in Tennessee, but grew up in the Tampa area. Tim and his wife live in the Spring Hill area with their amazing 12 year old boy. They enjoy spending their time with their menagerie of animals, spending time together outside, and are active in their church.

Ryan Cruz - Technician

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Ryan Cruz is our junior technician that joined our service team in 2016. Ryan grew up in Marinette, Wisconsin, graduating from Marinette High School. He joined his family and moved to Florida in 2016. Ryan loves to work with his hands and has worked on engines of all kinds since the age of 12. He aspires to further his education of engines in college soon. In his off time, Ryan enjoys hunting, fishing and hanging out with his friends.

Halo Autosports, 15265 Cortez Blvd , Brooksville, FL 34613 352-437-1999
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