The owners of AutoDuco are very family oriented and community driven. They have a combined 40+ years of total experience working with youth and operating in a trade. Chad McCarty, James Nevels, and Rogelio Ornelas bring their expertise individually as school instructors, administrators, and small business owners.
Chad Edward McCarty served as an administrator within the Fort Worth Independent School District for 9 years. The year 2016 was his 4th year as head principal at a high school in Fort Worth, Tx. He most recently served as an assistant principal at the high school (2010-2013) and middle school (2008-2010)grade levels.
McCarty is a life-long native of Fort Worth and a 1997 graduate of Fort Worth Eastern Hills High School. While a student at Eastern Hills he earned many accolades in academics and athletics. He attended Texas Christian University on an athletic scholarship where he played football and served as a two-year team captain, all while earning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.
Overall, he has spent the 15 years as a teacher, coach, or administrator at the elementary, middle, high school and collegiate levels. He was part of the inaugural team that opened FWISD’s L. Clifford Davis Elementary School in 2002 where he taught English Language Arts and mathematics prior to serving as a teacher and coach at Eastern Hills H.S from 2006-2008. He served as a Graduate Assistant football coach at Texas Christian University from 2004-2006. McCarty is an active volunteer in the community, having served as a member of the Forest Hills Parks and Recreation Board, and served on several committees within the Fort Worth Independent School District.
He married his high school sweetheart, Candace, in 2002, and together they have a son Chandon and daughter Cadence. Candace has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation with an interest in Program Management from the University of North Texas. She currently works in the field of education.
James L. Nevels, Sr. is a born native of Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in a modest hard working family with solid values. He started his schooling in private school where he excelled early, and later went to the local schools by the name of Fort Worth Paul Lawrence Dunbar for middle and high school.
At the beginning of his high school years, he became very mischievous, and began to hang out with the wrong crowd. His lack of disipline and misbehavior eventually caught up with James, forcing him to get a GED. After some years of soul searching and seeing the pains firsthand in the community he began to give back through outreach programs, along with gang interventions.
He studied psychology and Arts at Trinity Valley Community College, before later studying Business Finance and Nursing at University of Texas in Arlington. He married a wonderful woman named Cerita Jaubert-Nevels who convinced him to follow his passions. From 2002-2005, James served as a mentor to inner city youth. In 2010 he started a remodeling and construction company by the name of “FixItPro” while working in a male student mentoring program in the Fort Worth Independent School District. With more hours in mentoring and less in FixItPro, he had to sit the business to the side for a while.
Four great children later, and a cdl license, he now works for FedEx and continues to help in the community where he can. Passionate about growth and surrounded with great friends, the fire still burns within James Nevels to make a difference in the world. In his past time, he is an avid hunter and fisherman and loves the outdoors.
Rogelio Garcia Ornelas served as an administrator in the Fort Worth Independent School District for 7 years (2010-2017) – all at Fort Worth Eastern Hills High School. Rogelio began his career in education in 2002 after he noticed a flyer in graduate school calling for more people to teach in Inner city schools.
Rogelio was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Somerset, Texas when his mother remarried in 1984. Rogelio is a 1995 graduate of Somerset High School. In high school Rogelio was a member of the varsity football and track teams. Rogelio was also a founding member of Somerset’s Academic Decathlon team and in his senior year he received many athletic accolades, as well. Rogelio moved to North Texas to attend University of Texas-Arlington after high school. At UTA Rogelio was a UTA Ambassador, a Freshman Orientation Leader, a member of Golden Key National Honor Society, and the UTA Student Foundation. In 2001 Rogelio was nominated by the College of Liberal Art – English Department as one of Who’s Who in American College and Universities and he was one of three students to be named UTA’s Outstanding Student Leader for 2001. After receiving his BA in English in 2001 he attended Tarleton State University where he received a Masters of Education in Educational Administration in 2004.
Before being brought on to the Administrative staff at Eastern Hills High School, Mr. Ornelas began his career in education teaching English and English as a Second Language at an alternative middle school (2002-2005) in Fort Worth, Texas. After 3 years there he moved to the Northwest ISD to teach English Language Arts at the Special Programs Center from 2005 to 2007. Rogelio’s last year in the classroom was at Turning Point High School in the Arlington ISD where he taught 9th grade English. Mr. Ornelas then moved into Administration in the Arlington ISD at Hutcheson Junior High. He remained there for 2 years before coming to Fort Worth Eastern Hills High School in 2010.
Rogelio has been involved with numerous charity and civic organizations. For nearly a decade he worked with the children of Royal Family Kids Camp. The children at RFKC are from abusive and neglectful homes and they come to a weeklong summer camp where they are able to connect with adults and other children. Mr. Ornelas became involved very deeply with one of his campers – David Rasmussen. Rogelio would mentor David and help him in any way he could even outside of his duties with the camp. In 2007 CPS removed David from his mother for the last time – Rogelio took David into his home and he became part of his family as his son. David graduated from Arlington HS in 2012 and currently works for All Church Home in Fort Worth while also attending college with the hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher.
Rogelio was introduced to his wife, Taylor, by a childhood friend who moved with his job to North Carolina. Taylor moved to Texas in 2012 and they were married in 2013 in Asheville, NC. Taylor holds a BS in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Taylor is a lending officer for a home mortgage company, and has been since 2002. Together Taylor and Rogelio have one son – Gavino Lewis Ornelas.