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.


Todd Johnson
Chief Operating Officer

Todd joined Automatic Leasing with the experience, vision, and leadership he has gained over 18 years being connected with the Multi-family industry. During the past 16 years, Todd has held almost every position from Sales, to Operations, to Management and Executive. During the past three years, Todd was on the forefront of transitioning and connecting Central Wholesalers with Maintenance Supply Headquarters after Lowe’s purchased both companies in 2016 and 2017 respectively. This activity provided Todd with relevant and firsthand experience in change management, branch reset and transition, rebranding, and customer and team member retention strategies.

Todd is a graduate of High Point University with a major in Business Administration. He also played Soccer all four years and was a Millis Scholar Athlete his Senior year. Todd lives with his wife, two boys, daughter, and two dogs in Short Pump.


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 Trustees of Benedictine Schools of Richmond. She has served on several local boards, such as St. Francis Home, St. Edward-Epiphany School, and Richmond Apartment Management Association.


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Josephine Stinchcomb
Executive Assistant to the Chief Marketing Officer

Joey brings years of experience as an executive assistant to the team at Automatic. Her role includes supporting Maria and the office team while delivering on Automatic’s promise of prompt, dependable service. 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.


Kathy Green
Accounts Receivable Specialist

Kathy has been employed with Automatic Leasing since 1994. She is responsible for supporting the phones, with a heavy concentration in the accounts receivable department. Kathy offers a wealth of knowledge and assists with training the office team in her areas of expertise.


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 or 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 Lau
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.


Michael Murphy
Laundry Support Specialist

Michael joined the Automatic Leasing team in August of 2020. In his role as the Laundry Support Specialist, he works with our multi-family laundry room division helping with new installations as well as equipment upgrades. A graduate of West Virginia University, he has a B.A. in Sports and Exercise Psychology. In his free time, you can find him hanging out with friends and family, playing basketball and beach volleyball, and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers or one of his favorite teams at WVU.


Customer Service Team

Chance Hogan
Customer Service Supervisor

Chance joined Automatic Leasing with years of management and training experience in the restaurant industry where he helped build and oversee outstanding teams. A native of North Carolina and a graduate from UNC-Wilmington with a B.A. in Anthropology, Chance joined Automatic as our Customer Service Supervisor. Chance’s main focus is to coach and deliver our exceptional customer service to both our internal and external customer base. In his free time, Chance loves to play ice hockey and spend time outside with his girlfriend and two dogs.


Tara Holland
Customer Service Specialist

Tara brings years of customer service and data management experience to the team at Automatic. Her bubbly and outgoing personality are a great fit for her role as a Customer Service Specialist. She loves to talk with customers and help make their lives easier. A native of Louisa, VA, Tara attended J. Sergeant Reynolds for Business Management. Outside of work, she loves to clean, spend time with her two children, and watch her favorite show, The Walking Dead.


Sales Team

John Clark
Regional Sales Representative, Western North Carolina Region

John began working for Automatic Leasing in 2016 on the Richmond, VA domestic leasing team while he was in college. In 2019, upon his graduation from Flagler College, where he obtained a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing, he joined our sales team full time. Working out of the Charlotte, NC office, John’s main focus is the development of new business in western North Carolina and maintaining strong relationships with current customers. John stays involved in the Richmond area by volunteering for the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade.

Email:  Phone: 804.980.1894

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 Krenik
Account Development Specialist, Richmond

Erin joined Automatic Leasing as an Account Development Specialist. 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 with her husband and spends her spare time traveling, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and running with her husky Hank.

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.


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
Branch Manager, 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.


Justin Finch
Branch Manager, Western North Carolina Region

Justin joined Automatic Leasing in August 2018 as a Driver/Installer. After gaining several years of experience, he now oversees operations in our Western North Carolina region. He was born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina and relocated to Charlotte in 2016. He loves serving the community as a youth basketball coach and providing excellent customer service to his laundry clients. Justin is a graduate of Pfeiffer University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management. Outside of work and coaching, he enjoys hanging out 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 we will provide service and maintenance.

Multi-Family Laundry Rooms 

Common area laundry rooms for apartment buildings and retirement communities outfitted 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 & Student Housing Laundry Systems

Hotel guests and students love a clean, high tech laundry experience. Outfit your hotel, college/university laundry rooms with state of the art washers and dryers, laundry card, credit card or blue tooth payment systems.

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