Our Team

Jason L. Holloway

Jason L. Holloway

Owner/President

Jason joined Avoler Group in March of 2015 after spending the previous four years in the staffing and ship repair industries. A Veteran and former Naval Officer, Jason spent nearly six and a half years on active duty deploying twice to the Arabian Gulf. Following his time on active duty, Jason joined East Coast Repair and Fabrication, a ship repair company headquartered in Norfolk, VA, in July of 2011. At ECR&F, Jason was responsible for the largest division within the company and represented the executive leadership team during two of the company’s largest prime Government contracts spanning nearly twenty months in duration.

Jason then joined Horizon Services, a staffing company and subsidiary of ECR&F, as the Chief Operating Officer in January of 2014. Working closely with the other members of the management team, Jason helped the company grow over 20% in 2014 and led the successful expansion of the company to the Jacksonville, FL market capturing nearly $1 million in additional revenue in the first six months of operations.

Jason was born in Annapolis, MD, but has spent most of his life in the Hampton Roads, VA area. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Old Dominion University’s Strome College of Business in 2011. Jason currently resides in Larchmont - Norfolk, VA with his wife Ashley, daughter Berkley, and son Jackson.


Felix M. Aviles Rios

Felix M. Aviles Rios

Owner/Operations

Felix formed Avoler Group in early-2015 after spending the previous 28 years in the Marine and Staffing industries. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico and a third-generation Longshoreman, Felix worked as a Longshoreman from 1986 to 2004. He also served on the Union Board of Directors from 1990 to 2004 for the International Longshoremen’s Association, Local 1740, in San Juan.

Felix made the move to the Hampton Roads, VA area in 2004. A tireless professional, in his previous endeavor he was a critical element in the success and growth of a Norfolk-based staffing company. During the nearly ten years of his time with the company, Felix aided in the development from a small startup to a company which consistently delivered over $20 Million in annual revenue. Built on a foundation of trust and integrity, he has developed many longstanding relationships with both customers and employees and looks forward to continuing to serve both with Avoler Group.

He is a graduate of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, where he majored in Business Administration. An avid fisherman, Felix enjoys spending his free time fishing on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and East Coast. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife, Marie.


Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson

Accounting/Payroll Specialist

Ashley grew up in a small Tennessee town much different from Hampton Roads.  From being the starting center on her school’s football team her 8th grade year to becoming a General Manager of a family restaurant by the age of 21, she’s always enjoyed pushing the envelope and strives to exceed expectations.

In 2007, she decided to uproot and move to bustling Hampton Roads to be with her current husband.  Shortly after the move, she accepted a job working in the Accounting/Payroll Department of a staffing company.  For the next 5 years, she gained crucial knowledge that has helped prepare her for her current position with Avoler Group, LLC.

While she’s not crunching numbers, she enjoys camping, online gaming, and baking.


Ana Torres

Ana Torres

Office Manager

Ana was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She worked for 11 years at an insurance agency overseeing key accounts and customer service as a certified agent for personal, commercial, and life insurance policies. After developing her skillset and gaining critical experience, as well as, a strong business acumen she decided to start her own business in the women’s apparel and accessories industry, which she successfully ran from 2009 to 2014.

In 2014, she decided to move to Virginia to join her husband who is currently working in the ship repair industry. Ana joined Avoler Group in the Spring of 2015.

Ana is a mother of three and in her free time she loves cooking, the outdoors, spending time with her family, working out, and living a healthy lifestyle.


Lorraine Torres

Lorraine Torres

Staffing Specialist

Born in Mayaguez and raised in San Juan Puerto Rico - Lorraine graduated from Eastern University of Carolina, PR with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. When she was 18 years old, she began working as the Assistant Manager for Western Auto and was responsible for many aspects of the company.  She was not only responsible for customer service, but she also oversaw the hiring and mentorship of new employees.  Following her time at Western Auto, Lorraine then moved to Toys R Us as a Store Manager and worked there for 15 years gaining invaluable experience in customer service and office operations management.

In 2013, she made the move to Virginia to join her husband who is currently a supervisor working in the ship repair industry. Lorraine joined Avoler Group in the Spring of 2016.

She is a proud mother of one son, who also works in the ship repair industry as a Ship Fitter.  In her free time, she loves cooking, listening to music, and spending time with her family.


Natanael Morales Torres

Natanael Morales Torres

Recruiter/Coordinator

Natanael was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He studied at Antilles Military Academy and was a member of the JROTC program, American Red Cross, and the National Honor Society. While a member of the JROTC he achieved the rank of Cadet Sergeant Major by his second year and graduated with honors as a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel. He received multiple recognitions such as superior cadet award, leadership excellence, purple heart, and the reserve officer’s association medal awarded by the national guard, along with many others. After graduating high school, Natanael was accepted to the University of Puerto Rico majoring in Management.  While enrolled in college he also worked as a sales associate at Armani exchange where he developed and honed his skills in customer service.

In 2014, he decided to move to Virginia with his family and continued his education at Tidewater Community College majoring in Business Administration.  Once complete, he aims to attend Old Dominion University for follow on course work in Economics. Shortly after arriving in Virginia, Natanael began working at Food Lion and after displaying outstanding job performance was quickly promoted to supervisor.

Natanael joined Avoler group in the Summer of 2017.  He quickly connected to the employees and the values of the company.  He is still a full-time student and in his free time enjoys watching movies, going to parks, online gaming, and spending time with family and friends. 


Brian M. McFarlane

Brian M. McFarlane

Safety Manager

Brian joined Avoler in October of 2017 and brings over 30 years of Safety experience to the Avoler Team.  Following a personal injury, Brian became focused on safety programs and the importance of creating a safety conscientious culture in every organization he is part of.

Since leaving the US Navy in 1991 he has worked in the ship repair industry as a Marine Electrician, supervisor for a blast and preservation company, and for various staffing companies.  Brian first became an Environmental Health and Safety Manager for East Coast Repair and Fabrication in 2005. During his six years while working with ECR he also assisted the Quality Assurance Department and two company subsidiaries, a temporary staffing firm and a paint company.  After his time at ECR, Brian then joined another maritime blasting and painting company for nearly five years.  He is an authorized Maritime OSHA trainer and has taught the course for over 10 years.

In his free time, Brian has spent a lot of time around youth sports coaching his children in Football, softball, and basketball.  This includes helping coach a few teams to the recreational league’s city championships and one of his children to the divisional championship of a local semi-pro football team.  Additionally, Brian was the defensive coordinator for the local female professional football team.  He did this with the help of his wife who was the team nurse.  Brian loves sports, both coaching and his former playing days.  He now enjoys spending time outdoors camping and fishing with his family to include his wife, kids, and his grandkids and hopes that he is around long enough to teach his great grandkids to fish.  He is proud of the fact that he can count on one hand the number of days since his childhood that he did not catch a fish.  He is currently at 4 and plans on keeping it there until his great grandkids go fishing with him.

BSAFE

  • Because you are the heartbeat of the company.
  • Safety is one of our core principles.
  • Avoler Group promotes safety in everything it does.
  • Following safety rules and encouraging others to do the same,
  • Ensures we all safely return home to our families.

Essence Padilla

Essence Padilla

Administrative Assistant

Essence was born in The Bronx, New York.  When she was two years old, she and her mom moved to the Hampton Roads, VA area.  Growing up she enjoyed dancing, which she started at the age of three, and playing softball. 

She is a 2015 graduate of Churchland High School.  While attending Churchland, she had the opportunity to be part of the school’s Magnet Dance Program.  She also joined the school’s dance team her Sophomore year and was selected the team’s Captain for her Junior and Senior years.  In addition, she was also a member of the school’s competition dance team representing Churchland High School in numerous competitions around the area. 

Following graduation, Essence worked two jobs concurrently for three years.  During this time, she gained valuable experience in customer service and developed a great sense of attentiveness while simultaneously honing her time management skills. 

Essence joined Avoler Group at the beginning of 2018.  Working in the Accounting Department, she quickly proved herself to be a valuable asset to the company.  During her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, dancing, and spending time outdoors.  In the near future, she hopes to attend college and learn to play the piano and acoustic guitar.