What motivates you? What lights a fire under your hood? You can't get to where you want to be in life without your vehicle. "My Drive" is an episodic content series that dives into our spokespeople, employees, and customers to hear their stories, goals, and ambitions that paved the road to where they are now.
“Someone told me I couldn’t do it, and I wanted to prove them wrong…and I did. It honestly turned out to be the best thing I ever did in my life…I would do it again tomorrow if I could.”
During her deployment, Katelynn was part of a team that (among other things) coordinated vehicle repair and transportation of crucial auto parts to various battalions. Her deployment helped her gain a network of people she could trust as well as a glimpse into how driving terrain can affect vehicle modification and repair. Thank you, Katelynn, for your service!Watch Now
“You don’t do it for the money, you don’t do it for the fame…you’re proud to go pack that parachute [and] rig up that vehicle…It’s a sense of pride that nobody can take away from you.”
When it comes to equipment safety, Army veteran Ty Howell knows how crucial routine maintenance is. From parachutes to motor vehicles, lives can be protected when gear is safe. Something as small as a broken radiator hose could determine whether a mission is completed safely. Thank you for your service, Ty!Watch Now
“Being in the Marine Corps got me started on life…I probably learned more in the time I was there than anything I’ve ever done in my life.”
Marine veteran Casey Falkengren knows his way around a vehicle. And, in his professional opinion, the vehicles we drive are practically made of computers compared to the military vehicles he once worked with. Those advanced features mean an increased need for specialized repair. We appreciate having you on our staff, Casey. Thank you for your service!Watch Now
Former US Army Sergeant Sean Stancliff spent his childhood attending car shows with his dad, only to become a mechanic in the Army later in life and be deployed twice to Iraq. While on deployment, he spent his time as a military mechanic fixing broken-down Humvees, a common occurrence out in the field. Now working on city buses in St. Louis, he navigates the transition to electric buses. Thank you for your service, Sean.Watch Now
"As options start to show up…I don’t turn down nothing but my collar and I keep that up."
Ice-T knows how important it is to take advantage of the opportunities you have and then show up to do the work. His work ethic drove him to release albums, earn awards, act in movies, and gain recognition as a TV star. This level of success comes from always focusing on valuing art above accolades. As another respected artist told him: art has to come first.Watch Now
"We’ve been very fortunate to have an excellent team…When you have a good team, your team can take you to different levels."
Actress, producer, director, author, and philanthropist Vivica A. Fox is one of our spokespeople for CarShield. Her longtime drive to be successful has helped her live out dreams beyond her wildest expectations! She deeply values loyalty, honesty, and dependability—all of which make her an awesome addition to the CarShield team.Watch Now
“90% of success is just showing up…most of the time, if you show up, good things are going to happen”
Michael Chandler, professional fighter, got to where he is by consistently showing up. In doing so, he recognizes that one’s character stretches just a bit more with every season of life. Right now, that includes learning to be selfish in a way that allows him to be selfless for his family. Chandler also knows that showing up means that you need a vehicle—both literally and figuratively—to get to where you want to be in life.Watch Now
"If you want to get to the pinnacle of your career, you’ve got to drive yourself to get better every single day and you’ve got to work on your craft…there are no days off"
Professional hockey player and St. Louis native Pat Maroon finds that his drive comes from his family. He feels his parents taught him how to be a good person with excellent work ethic, and that has helped him grow in his hockey practice. This kid from St. Louis (who remembers watching the greats in the old arena with his dad and brother) grew up to be one of the pro hockey players carrying the 2019 Stanley Cup down Market Street, and that’s something he’ll never forget.Watch Now
"At 15 years old, whether I liked it or not, we were out in the yard working on my car."
Our spokesperson, Dana, is a lady of many talents! Not only does she do an excellent job of representing CarShield on our TV commercials, she is also a comedian, chef, musician, and fan of classic cars. Here, Dana shares more about how she learned to care for a car and why she cares so much about keeping her own in working order.Watch Now
"What I love about CarShield is that it completely changed my life…you write your own story here."
Chad is our marketing specialist with a passion for health and fitness. When he started at CarShield, he focused on three big goals. Then, in a remarkably short time, his hard work paid off: he reached those goals and is ready to set more! For him, CarShield has an unprecedented number of ways to grow—all while maintaining a solid work-life balance.Watch Now
"My Dad instilled in me…that there’s no middle ground—you’re either zero or 100."
Our teammate, Cieara, cares for foster puppies in her spare time. Motivated by her husband and her team at CarShield, she continually meets her health and fitness goals by showing up each day to put in the hard work. She feels like she has a support network here at CarShield that is there for her even when times are tough.Watch Now
"If I know you’re having a bad day or if I see you struggling, well then I’m your tag-team partner now."
Devin found CarShield through the Hiring Our Heroes program. After coming from a tough job as a family care specialist, he now rocks his position as Sales Specialist in our TV department. When he’s not on the job, he’s probably watching pro wrestling, catching a local sports game, or spending time outside.Watch Now
"It is a journey. It’s not a destination. Once you ‘get there,’ you don’t stop—you keep going. I want to help you start that journey."
Fitness is for everyone at any level…and its positive impacts are endless! Our new fitness coach, Richard Lee, is one of our physical wellness leaders who helps CarShield employees start (or continue) their fitness journey. His work generates the contagious good energy that colors our company culture!Watch Now