Our People

Kelly Carroll


Kelly has been a mechanic since 1982 and began working with David Killion of Killion Auto Works in a garage behind his house. Kelly established Carrolls in October 1995 in Palestine, Texas. As the years, have gone by Carrolls has become Carroll’s Automotive & Tire Pros. Kelly is Ford Certified, Master ASE Certified, Certified State Inspector for both State Certifications and DOT, Bear Alignment Certified and completed Automotive School training in high school.
Hobbies Include-Flying Airplanes, Hunting, Fishing, Motorcycle Riding, Ranching and being outdoors!

Mendi Perry

Director of Awesomeness (Operations)

Mendi has served in Marketing and Business Management positions for over 20 years. Mendi is the daughter of a mechanic and grew up handing wrenches to her dad. Mendi is passionate about the Palestine community and local businesses. Each year Mendi along with Kelly Carroll will help lead the effort to raise funds for disadvantaged teenagers in Anderson County so they will receive a present at Christmas. Mendi serves as a member of the Palestine Noon Lions Club. Certifications: Certified by the Radio Advertising Bureau as a Sales Manager for radio station management, Certified Digital & Web Marketing Consultant & Certified ISO Auditor. Hobbies Include- Writing, Spoiling her Grandkids and planning her next great adventure with her husband John.

Danny Sutton

Service Advisor

Danny has been in the business since 1984. Mic Drop! That’s over 32 years of experience in the Automotive & Tire Business. Danny is also a Pastor of Freedom Fellowship Church in Palestine where he and his wife Lisa enjoy leading people to the Lord. Danny taught Automotive at Gadsden Technical Institute in Florida for nine (9) years prior to moving to Texas in 2010. Danny is Certified by the Automotive Training Institute as a Service Advisor, Certified State Inspector for both State Certifications and DOT. Certified Hunter Alignment Specialist also holds ASE Certifications too. Danny’s Hobbies include: Hunting, Skeet Shooting, Golf

John Wimberg


John has been a mechanic for over 28 years. John works on all vehicles including late models. John is Certified Late Model Diagnostics, Certified Air Conditioning, Certified in all Suspension, Drivability and Brakes. John built his first engine in 1978. John’s hobbies include: woodworking, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Vernell Johnson


Vernell has over 5 years in the industry. Vernell has Shop Manager experience and is US Army Veteran. Vernell is a Certified State Inspector for both State Certifications and DOT, Certified Hunter Alignment Specialist, Welder, Tire Technician, Specialist Tech: Accessories, Lift, Lower, Steps
Hobbies Include-Building a project car, car audio, custom car modifications

Wayne Jewett


Wayne has been a mechanic for over 22 years. He is ASE Certified in Engine Repair and ASE Certified in A/C & Heating, Wayne works on all types of vehicles. Hobbies Include: All outdoor activities, Boating and Fishing.

Ruthie Campbell

Customer Service

Certified Continental Tire Specialist and a Certified U-haul Associate. Hobbies Include-Spending time with her kids and her English Bulldog-Bruno!