OUR TEAM

Will "Mr.Karnage" Avendaño

Founder

2015 Jeep Wrangler

William was born in Bogota, Colombia but moved to Venezuela until the age of 11. He founded the company in his parents garage with his brother working on their jeeps around the age of 17. Known for doing so, they started to take in friends' Jeeps too. Eventually, the load was too large for the family home and they decided to get a separate space for the cars. Hard work, recommendations, happy customers, as well as a phenomenal team, led to the Karnage Motorsports we know and love today.  

Will has always been an entrepreneur. At the age of 14, he had a car washing business, it even consisted of two 12 year old “employees”! His father had a dealership in Colombia and that’s how he got introduced to vehicles. Some enjoyable things for him consist of speed/racing, drifting, outdoor activities, and road trips. Speaking of road trips, William enjoys the fact that he gets to travel country-wide for his company attending shows and events.  

 

 

Nicolas "Boss Man" Avendaño

Co-Founder

 2014 Jeep Wrangler, LS Swapped

Nicolas was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Venezuela. Working alongside his brother, they created Karnage Motorsports. Even though he helped found the company, his first job was at a UPS store. Nothing compares to traveling and exploring while on the job. He had a Jeep in highschool, it even got a section in the yearbook. Nico's yearbook quote was “It’s a Jeep thing, you wouldn’t understand.”  

The ability to solve a Rubix Cube in about a minute and 30 seconds is just the beginning. Nicolas is in charge of the Customer Service aspect of the company like talking to clients and answering phone calls as well as making sure the inventory is well kept. Some things he likes to do in his free time are camping, hiking, mountain biking, and off roading. He owns a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, 2016 F250, 2022 Ford Bronco, 1989 Jeep Comanche, 2001 Jeep Cherokee, and a LS3 swapped Wrangler.

Samuel Abu - Hantash

General Manager

 2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ  

Sami was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. His first car related job was working in a BMW shop called Active Auto Work. Shortly after, Inspired Engineering was born. An LED lighting company for Jeeps, it was sold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the general manager, he manages the day-to-day operations of the company as well as the back office. Samuel enjoys the fact that he’s around the things he loves everyday. He drives a 2020 A90 Supra, 2016 RAM 2500, and the LJ Wrangler.

 

 

Brandon Garcia

Manager

2011 Jeep Wrangler JKU

 Born in Miami, FL, Brandon grew up riding ATCs. His father had a Volkswagen Beetle and they built it "Baja-Style". Right after high school, he got EMT and first-aid certified. After working at Advanced Auto parts while in his teen years, he got into aviation. 

As the manager, Brandon makes sure all the techs have what they need, checks clients in and out, does receiving, makes sure all the projects are being done in excellent condition and in a timely manner as well as other managerial duties. He went from custodian, to technician, to fabrication, and manager in about a year and a half.  "I like the fact that I get to problem solve and build Jeeps that some can only dream of. 

 

 

Nathalie Avendaño

Fun-Haver

2019 Jeep Compass

Born in Miami, Florida, Nat grew up watching her brothers go mountain biking and off-roading. She on the other hand is a dancer who danced for 13 years. Passionate about kids, Nathalie was a lead teacher assistant for 5 years. Now, she's studying hospitality management at FIU.

An aspiring sommelier is what her friends would call her, she can make a mean drink. "I'm basically the entertainment of this place, it must be boring when I'm not here." Antoine, her pink balloon dog, sits pretty on her dash.

 

Jalina Resto

Accounting

2019 Toyota Corolla  

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jalina grew up riding Minibikes. Her work life has revolved around shops, starting at Midas at 19 was only the beginning. It feels like family here and that is something she is very fond of. 

She started to study accounting which coincidentally landed her at another shop! Jalina has a beautiful daughter named Kamilah. They both love going to events and participating in outdoor activities.

 

Franco Parravano

Mechanic

Hyundai Tucson 2021

Born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Franco comes from Italian parents. They’re from Rome, Italy. He has a 21 year-old son himself named Vittorio. Franco has lived in Miami for 12 years. He enjoys that everyone at Karnage gets along and helps each other out, “they’re good people.” 

Franco was the owner of his own body shop in Venezuela with his brother, they also repaired car A/C. He’s well known for welding, but also works on suspension, modifications, and electrical work. 

 

Angel Ramos

Mechanic

2018 Ram 3500

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Angel grew up with great parents. He started working as a mechanic in his friend's house at the age of 16. The very first car Angel had was a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle. He has 6 beautiful grandchildren that he is very proud of. 

Specializing in gearing, Angel is the guy everyone goes to for help in that aspect. That’s not all he does though, he works on a little bit of everything. Drag racing is something Angel used to spend a lot of his time on. Now, it’s mountain biking on the weekends. He loves the type of work here at Karnage and really enjoys the company's values.

 

Christian Sanchez

Mechanic

2007 Chevy Silverado

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Chris grew up working with his dad on cars. His first job was at 16 years old working as a valet to the events him and his friends would host. After that, he worked at a Ford dealership for about 4 years. Here at Karnage, Christian works on engine swaps, oil changes, beadlocks, tires, lights, and is trying to learn welding. He enjoys how everyday is different at work, from oil changes to engine rebuilds. 

Christian likes guns, fixing his trucks, and drag racing to name a few. He had a Mustang before getting a Jeep. 2 months into owning the Jeep and he got rid of it to build a drag truck. The Silverado is decked out with mods.

 

 

Azul Barros

Media / Digital Marketing 

2003 Infiniti G35 

Born in Dalton, Georgia, Azul has always been fascinated by cars and photography. Nowadays, it’s drifting. Her first car was a G25x and now owns two Infinities, a G37 and G35. After the G25x and before the two Gs however, she bought a CBR300R. She started college at 16 to study Computer Science. Before this, she had a job as a repair technician fixing computers and iPhones. 

Azul coordinates our social media and marketing. “This is the best job I’ve had by a long shot! I love the atmosphere and people here, it doesn’t even feel like a job.” Traveling is something she aims to do as much as possible, Karnage allows her to go places she wouldn’t even think of. Even though she’s more of a sports car gal, she grew up around bonfires and mudding.