Meet Our Team


J. Scott Carreras
President/Chief Executive Officer

Scott is a third generation family member who has been in the laundry business since 1994. He is President/CEO and the current owner of Automatic Leasing Service. The company was originally founded in 1956 by James Phillip Carreras Sr.

Scott established a sister company Automatic Laundry Service of Virginia in 1997, a route operator and distributor of commercial laundry equipment. Scott is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Active in the community, he served as the National Board President of the MLA (Multi-housing Laundry Association). He also served on several local boards such as Little Sisters of the Poor, the Benedictine Education Foundation, as Vice President of the Richmond Apartment Owners Association (RAOA), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) among others.


Emilse Rodriguez
Executive Assistant to the President

Emilse joined Automatic Leasing in June of 2013 and has been an integral part of the team ever since. Her role includes helping Scott and the sales team with everything from proposals and contracts to initiating new laundry room installations. While her job is fast-paced and always keeps her on her toes, she truly enjoys the close-knit nature of working for a family-owned business. Emilse moved to Midlothian, Virginia from Mexico when she was 3 years old and loves to read, watch reruns of her favorite shows, and spend time with her husband and 2 children outside of work.


Maria Carreras
Chief Marketing Officer

Maria is an accomplished, award-winning management professional experienced in developing and directing successful communication strategies. She specializes in executive team management and organizational health. After spending nearly a decade in property management specializing in the multi-family industry, she joined her husband Scott at Automatic Leasing Service. Maria, a Richmond native, attended Radford University majoring in management and marketing. She is active in the community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of Cristo Rey Richmond High School. She has served on several local boards, such as St. Francis Home, Benedictine Schools of Richmond, St. Edward-Epiphany School, and Richmond Apartment Management Association.


Josephine Stinchcomb
HR Generalist

Joey joined Automatic Leasing as an Executive Assistant and has since been promoted to HR Generalist. Her role includes focusing on running the daily functions of the HR department and serving as a clear point-of-contact to meet the needs of employees. A native of Deltaville, VA, Joey is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English and Psychology. Outside of work she loves reading, spending time with her friends and family, relaxing at the beach, and boating.


Kim Ross

Kim brings 30+ years of accounting experience to the company. She is a graduate of Fairmont State University with a B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. Kim’s career spans from working for a major government defense manufacturing company to owning her own small business accounting firm.


Michelle Blagman
Office Manager

Michelle started working with Automatic Leasing in 2008 as an administrative assistant. In her current role, she coordinates administrative duties and office procedures, as well as supports the development of the office team and computer systems. She appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the success of a growing business and being able to witness the progress over the years. A 2012 graduate of the University of Richmond, she majored in Human Resources with a minor in Business. Michelle grew up in Richmond, Virginia and has a busy life outside of work spending time with her husband and three children.


Brian Kelley
Vice President of Operations

Brian joined Automatic Leasing in July of 1998 and, over the years, has gained experience in every aspect of the day-to-day, internal and external operations of the company. Currently he oversees operations throughout 7 regions, ensuring productivity, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. He enjoys the fast-paced nature of his work and appreciates the values and culture that Automatic Leasing embodies. Brian is a graduate of Radford University. A Richmond native, he enjoys spending time with family outside of work.


Don Oliger
Laundry Production Supervisor

Don has been with Automatic Leasing since 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the technician business. He is a certified Alliance Laundry System University technician and has also earned a certification from Kiosoft University. In his free time, Don enjoys drag racing and fixing up automobiles.


Abigail Matthews
Laundry Services Coordinator

Abigail, a Chesterfield native, graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 with a B.A. in History. After living out of state in Ohio and Florida for several years, Abigail decided to return home to RVA where she joined the Automatic Leasing team in February of 2018 as a Customer Service Specialist. She has since worked her way up to become our Laundry Services Coordinator. In her spare time, Abigail loves to spend time with family and friends and enjoying the great outdoors.


Dylan Zook
CRM Manager

Dylan has over 5 years of consulting experience leading and supporting CRM implementations for various clients within the Salesforce ecosystem. Dylan has a deep understanding of cloud solutions and how to leverage CRM solutions to maximize operational efficiencies and drive business growth. A native of Purcellville, VA, Dylan graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Environmental Studies and was a member of the men’s lacrosse team. Outside of work, Dylan coaches lacrosse for the Richmond Hawks and remains involved in the local community. Dylan is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, bird watching, and camping with his wife and dogs.



Customer Service Team

Rasy Yim
Customer Service Supervisor

Rasy is a Richmond native with over a decade of experience in customer service. Her passion for helping people allows her to connect with customers and build strong relationships. As a Customer Service Specialist, she enjoys providing prompt, dependable service to make our laundry customers’ lives easier. Rasy studied Information Systems at John Tyler Community College and loves to spend time with her family outside of work. She enjoys cooking and creating DIY projects inspired by the Food Network and HGTV.


Katie Holcomb
Customer Service Specialist

Katie joined Automatic Leasing with years of customer service and retail experience as well as a background in performing arts and theater management. A Richmond native, Katie studied photography at George Mason University. As a Customer Service Specialist, Katie delivers prompt, dependable service to Automatic’s valued customers. In her spare time, Katie enjoys doing arts and crafts, watching movies, and hanging out with her dog.


Aisha Ahmad
Customer Service Specialist

Aisha joined Automatic Leasing with an extensive and diverse background in customer service. Her work history has given her a unique skill set to bring to the table as a Customer Service Specialist. Aisha has a passion for helping people and a knack for finding creative solutions to ensure our customers’ happiness and satisfaction. Outside of work, Aisha enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors, and indulging in her love of live music and the written word.


Jill Everett
Customer Service Specialist

Jill joined Automatic Leasing with an extensive background in management in the food service industry. Jill has lived in Richmond for the last 12 years after studying Public Relations and Non-Profit Management at VCU. Outside of work, Jill enjoys riding her bike, cooking any type of cuisine, and playing fetch with her dog.


Sales Team

Lauren Greene
Regional Sales Manager, Tidewater Region

Lauren joined the Automatic Leasing sales team in 2014. She has over 10 years of sales experience and has previously worked in property management. Lauren brings an unparalleled understanding of customer service to the team and goes the extra mile to keep our customers happy.

Email:  Phone: 757.289.7998

Curtis Tyndall
Regional Sales Manager, Richmond, NOVA, and Southwest Virginia

Curtis has devoted his entire life to the sales and service industry and has over 20 years of experience in the apartment industry alone. Curtis has been employed with Automatic Leasing since 2010. He has been in the laundry industry since 1997 and has experience in both the domestic and commercial sides of the business.

Email:  Phone: 804.221.3169

Erin Masta
Business Development Manager, Richmond

Erin joined Automatic Leasing as an Account Development Specialist and has since been promoted to Business Development Manager. She was introduced to the multifamily industry in 2015 when she began working for the Virginia Apartment Management Association. Through previous roles in event management, she strives to provide exceptional service and maintain strong relationships. Erin is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and she graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. She currently lives in Richmond, VA and spends her spare time traveling, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and running.

Email:  Phone: 804.588.2766

Branch Operations Team

Jeff Yancey
Branch Manager, Richmond Region

Jeff has been employed with Automatic Leasing since 2006. He began his career as an installer and now manages the Richmond delivery and repair team. Jeff is an integral part of our service team and is responsible for scheduling calls, training his team members, and performing repairs on domestic laundry machines.


Michael Hough
Special Projects Manager, Richmond Region

Michael has over a decade of experience in inventory management, leadership skills, process development, and customer service. Michael works out of our Richmond office, providing strategic operational assistance across the company. Michael currently lives in Richmond with his wife and two Pitbulls, Louie and Raine. In his spare time, he enjoys gaming, spending time with his family, and working on projects around his home.


Zac Briley
Laundry Installation Supervisor, Richmond Region

Zac joined ALS with nearly a decade of installation and logistics management experience in the industry. He currently lives in Glen Allen with his wife and enjoys the outdoors, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family. Originally from Oklahoma, Zac is an avid fan of all Sooners sports teams, as well as the Washington Capitals and Arsenal F.C. He is a graduate of Liberty University (B.S.) and West Texas A&M University (M.S.).


Carl Williams
Laundry Service Supervisor, Richmond Region

Carl Williams, a dedicated Navy veteran of six years, transitioned to civilian life with the same discipline and commitment he exemplified in the military. Since 2012, Carl has been an integral part of Automatic Leasing, where his work ethic mirrors the precision instilled during his military service. Outside the workplace, Carl finds joy in spending quality time with his family, creating lasting memories and fostering a strong familial bond. Carl showcases a remarkable balance between duty, personal connections, and the simple pleasures that make life fulfilling. In his free time, Carl enjoys playing video games, target shooting, Airsoft, and he is a huge Star Wars fan.


Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson
Branch Manager, Tidewater Region

Jim joined Automatic Leasing in March of 2012 with an extensive background serving the laundry industry since 1987. Currently he manages our operations in the Hampton Roads region. He enjoys the collaborative nature of his team and the opportunity to contribute to a growing company. Jim grew up in Bowie, Maryland. In his spare time, he enjoys riding Harleys and ATVs, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and vacationing with his family.


Shannon Brooks
Laundry Service Supervisor, Southwest Virginia Region

Shannon joined the Automatic Leasing team in 2010. As the Branch Manager for our Southwest Virginia territory, Shannon oversees all domestic laundry installation and service. His love of problem-solving and quality control serve him well in this industry. Shannon is a level III Certified Speed Queen Laundry Service Specialist, and he is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. An Alabama native, he’s a Crimson Tide fan who enjoys spending time with his family and playing guitar in church.


Kelby Berling
Regional Branch Manager of North Carolina

Kelby, a Richmond native, began working with Automatic Leasing on the domestic service side in 2016. Working out of the Raleigh office, his primary focus is developing new business in the Carolinas and maintaining strong relationships with current customers. He is a graduate of the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Economics and minor in Business Administration. Kelby is locally involved in the North Carolina Central Foodbank and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. During his downtime, he is an avid golfer and fan of the North Carolina State Wolfpack.


Robert Crawford
Laundry Service Supervisor, Eastern North Carolina Region

Robert has been employed with Automatic Leasing Service since 2011. He began as an installer in Richmond and as the company expanded to Raleigh, Robert relocated in 2015 to become the Laundry Service Supervisor for the region. He attended West Virginia University where he obtained a degree in Parks and Recreation. When Robert is not working, he can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two dogs.


Jared Royster
Branch Manager, Charlotte Region

Jared joined Automatic Leasing in November 2018. At Automatic, Jared has worked his way up in the company starting out as a helper moving all the way up to his current role as our Charlotte Branch Manager. Over his time at Automatic, Jared has developed his technical skills and has supported and improved our growing Charlotte branch as a whole. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching and playing basketball, as well as spending quality time with his family and friends.


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Find your perfect laundry solution

For over sixty years, Automatic Leasing has been happily helping our customers find their perfect laundry solutions. We partner with property managers, apartment communities, housing authorities, colleges/universities, and health care/retirement groups based in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland. We provide the highest quality washer and dryer systems for multi-family apartments, condos, laundry rooms, hotels, and college/university student facilities. At Automatic Leasing, we will help you increase revenue with our top of the line equipment as well as provide you with preventative maintenance and exceptional responsive service. We care about your laundry needs.

Multi-Family In-Unit Leasing 

Generate additional revenue by providing your residents with the highest quality Speed Queen and Whirlpool washers and dryers. Lease from us, rent to your residents and we will provide service and maintenance.

Multi-Family Laundry Rooms

Common area laundry rooms for apartment buildings and retirement communities equipped with high efficiency, high tech Speed Queen and Maytag laundry equipment. Multiple cashless payment systems available. 

Purchase Laundry Equipment & Parts 

If leasing is not an option for your company, we offer a full line of high-end Speed Queen and Maytag laundry equipment and replacement parts ready for purchase, delivery and installation. Maintenance plans available.

Hotel Laundry Systems

Looking for a clean, high tech laundry experience? Keep your guests happy with brand new machines and modern payment systems! Multiple cashless payment systems available. Let us help you find your perfect laundry solution.

Student Laundry Systems

Students love a high tech laundry experience. Outfit your college or university laundry rooms with state-of-the-art washers and dryers, laundry card, credit card, or Bluetooth payment systems. No matter your needs - we have it all.

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