The Auto Paint Guard Team

Ryan Burroughs
Owner / Installer

Ryan Burroughs is the owner and president of Auto Paint Guard. After graduating USF business school in 2000, he purchased a new car and wanted to protect the vehicle with a new product called paint protection film. In the pursuit of a perfect installation, he attended Xpel training in Texas. The rest is history. Twenty years later, he has installed thousands of protection kits on vehicles throughout Tampa Bay and the US. His reputation for the pursuit of a perfect installation is why his customers return each time they purchase a new vehicle.

On a personal note, Ryan is married to his supportive wife for 18 years and has a Seven-year-old son. When he is not at work, he enjoys camping with his family and being outdoors. His other hobbies include racing mountain bikes, racing cars at Sebring and Daytona, and drinking a smooth glass of bourbon.

Sales Force


Shane McNicholas

Social Media – Sales

Shane started working at Auto Paint Guard in 2022. He has focused on photography for the last 10 years and joined the team to keep up with our Social Media and Events. Besides photography he enjoys old BMWs, BMX and the frequent trips to the tattoo shop.

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Eric Brogan

Sales Manager

Eric started working at Auto Paint Guard in 2018. He began installing window tint over 30 years ago and paint protection 15 years ago. He enjoys hanging out with his wife and two kids. If you can’t find him at his daughter’s soccer game on the weekend, he is probably modifying his Trackhawk or making some delicious food on his smoker.

Auto Paint Guard’s Installers

Justin Clark
Started in 2011

Justin was trained by Ryan Burroughs and certified by Xpel. His hobbies and interests include bowling in a league, hanging out with family and friends, and he enjoys watching sporting events such as football, basketball and golf.

Trevor Parham
Started in 2013

Trevor was trained by Ryan Burroughs and certified by Xpel. His hobbies include playing hockey and bowling in a league. He’s a super-fan of most sports and enjoys traveling with his wife when he has time off.

Taylor Nalls
Started in 2014

Taylor was trained by Ryan Burroughs and certified by Xpel.  His hobbies include running, traveling, trail riding in his jeep and doing anything outdoors.

Will Lee
Started in 2021

Jacob Tactuk
Started in 2019

Jacob was certified by Xpel in 2019. He is currently expanding his paint protection skills by training alongside Ryan Burroughs.  He enjoys working out and studying politics and science. Jacob serves our country in the National Guard.

Jonathan Babcock
Started in 2019

Trent Murphy
Started in 2022

Scott Crinnian
Started in 2022

Auto Paint Guard’s Partners

Billy Aylward
Owner of Presidential Detailing

Billy started in 2007 and specializes in paint correction and ceramic coating. When he’s not at work, he and his wife are chasing their two young sons. He  enjoys biking, racing cars and attending church every Sunday with friends.

Gabe Medina
Presidential Detailing

Gabe began working with Billy at Presidential Detailing in 2017. He is trained and certified in paint correction and ceramic coating applications. He enjoys cycling, racing cars and attending car events across the country.

Aaron Bodel

Derek Edelstein

Derek began working with Billy at Presidential Detailing in 2022. His hobbies include traveling, modifying and repairing cars, and jet skiing during the summer.