Who we are

Meet the team

At Live Oak, we have a lot of badass people whose goals are to empower your company and its success. These are real, live, actual human beings (not bots), with interests and families. Some even have hobbies! Learn more about the team with the mini bios down below.

Tanner Vaughan

FOUNDER & CEO

15 years in tech

Fav restaurantDAI DUE

Fav TV showNEW GIRL

Best concert attendedCHRIS STAPLETON

Michael Alexander

PARTNER / COO

12 years in tech

Fav restaurantTERRY BLACKS BBQ

Fav TV showTHE LEFTOVERS

Best concert attendedWILCO-THE KILL YOUR TELEVISION TOUR

Tate Hubble

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

17 years in tech

Fav restaurantTRATTORIA LISINA

Fav TV showMeatEater

Best concert attendedNINE INCH NAILS – WITH TEETH TOUR

Kristin Scheurer

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

4 years in tech

Fav restaurantASIAN FUSION

Fav TV showMarried at First Sight

Best concert attendedKT TUNSTALL

Hal Abramovitch

Director of Technical Operations

22 years in tech

Fav restaurantANY SUSHI OR KOREAN BBQ

Fav TV showSMALLVILLE

Best concert attendedMETALLICA AT PLAYBOY MANSION

Justin Scheiffer

SERVICE DESK MANAGER

10 years in tech

Fav restaurantPINT HOUSE PIZZA / TORCHY’S

Fav TV showSTAR TREK

Best concert attendedDIE ANTWOORD

Immanuel Calvar

PROJECT MANAGER

12 years in tech

Fav restaurantNORTH ITALIA

Fav TV showCRIME DOCS ON NETFLIX

Best concert attendedNONE

Julio C. Rivera

L1 ENGINEER

4 years in tech

Fav restaurantANYTHING WITH SUSHI AND RAMEN

Fav TV showSUPERNATURAL

Best concert attendedMODEST MOUSE 2016

Chris Sepulveda

L2 ENGINEER

8 years in tech

Fav restaurantTEXAS ROADHOUSE

Fav TV showTHE BLACKLIST

Best concert attendedDRAKE – HOUSTON, TX

Jodi Hayes

ACCOUNTANT

31 years in tech

Fav restaurantPERRY’S // VESPAIO

Fav TV showYELLOWSTONE

Best concert attendedSTEVIE WONDER // ROLLING STONES

Dallas Stolte

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

2 years in tech

Fav restaurantJADE PALACE

Fav TV showMEAT EATERS

Best concert attendedISREAL HOUGHTON & NEW BREED

Justa Calvar

ACCOUNT MANAGER

2 years in tech

Fav restaurantLONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

Fav TV showI LOVE LUCY

Best concert attendedKARAOKE IN THE LIVING ROOM

Alexandra Holt

L2 ENGINEER

6 years in tech

Fav restaurantJUNE’S ALL DAY

Fav TV showSURVIVOR

Best concert attendedBIG WILD: SUPERDREAM TOUR

James Makowsky

L2 ENGINEER/Team Lead

18 years in tech

Fav restaurantTHE FOOD I MAKE

Fav TV showCURRENTLY THE BOYS AND RICK AND MORTY

Best concert attendedTOOL OR RAMMSTEIN

Brandon Frank

L2 Engineer/Team Lead

7 years in tech

Fav restaurantChili's

Fav TV showThe Last Kingdom

Best concert attendedNickleback

Lake Alexander

Triage Engineer

4 years in tech

Fav restaurantFuji 2 in Jacksonville

Craig Bland

ACCOUNT MANAGER

2 years in tech

Fav restaurantDE NADA

Fav TV showBETTER CALL SAUL

Best concert attendedPEARL JAM

Jerod Shelton

L2 ENGINEER

6 years in tech

Fav restaurantTHE SWITCH

Fav TV show30 ROCK

Best concert attendedMESHUGGAH, ALL 8 TIMES OVER THE YEARS

Brandon Simpson

Virtual CIO

7 years in tech

Fav restaurant“ON THE HUNT FOR THE PERFECT TACO”

Fav TV showDOCUMENTARIES

Best concert attendedTOOL / PRIMUS

Edgar Panduro

L2 ENGINEER

10 years in tech

Fav restaurantFOLLIERO’S ITALIAN FOOD AND PIZZA

Fav TV showBIG BANG THEORY

Best concert attendedMOTLEY CRUE FINAL TOUR

Lauren Waddell

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

6 years in tech

Fav restaurantSIP PHO OR SUSHI JUNAI

Fav TV showCOMMUNITY

Best concert attendedOLIVER TREE ACL

Alexander Caico

Triage Engineer

4 years in tech

Fav restaurantKURA

Fav TV showCLANNAD AFTER STORY

Best concert attendedDRAGONFORCE

Mark Broughton

L2 ENGINEER

13.5 years in tech

Fav restaurantPAPPASITO’S

Fav TV showSPORTSCENTER

Best concert attendedTRANSSIBERIAN ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS

Dan Kemp

L2 Engineer/Team Lead

17 years in tech

Fav restaurantSUSHI DAN DENVER

Fav TV showHOW IT’S MADE

Best concert attendedPRETTY LIGHTS @ RED ROCKS

MJ Smelser

PRODUCTION ENGINEER

4 years in tech

Fav restaurantLORO

Fav TV showCOMMUNITY & IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILDELPHIA

Best concert attendedTOOL

Paul Howard

L2 ENGINEER

14 years in tech

Fav restaurantCATTLEMAN’S STEAKHOUSE

Fav TV showNOT INTO TV, LOVES FORREST GUMP

Best concert attendedWILLIE NELSON OR LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Chris Ardoin

Systems Administrator

21 years in tech

Fav restaurantPinthouse Pizza

Fav TV showThe Sopranos

Quang Ngo

L2 Engineer

8 years in tech

Fav restaurantHidden Omakase

Fav TV showStein's Gate

Best concert attendedDistant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

Randy Mitchell

Campus IT Manager

29 years in tech

Fav restaurantMY KITCHEN

Fav TV showMONK

Best concert attendedTOBY MAC

Stephen Goss

Project Engineer

17 years in tech

Fav restaurantThe Whitney

Fav TV showSmallville

Best concert attendedChevelle

Gilbert Valdovinos

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

20 years in tech

Fav restaurantTHE PALM

Fav TV showPEAKY BLINDERS

Best concert attendedWilco

Cade Alexander

TRIAGE TEAM LEAD

3 years in tech

Fav restaurantSUSHI & RAMEN

Fav TV showHUNTER X HUNTER

Best concert attendedGREEN DAY

Pace Alexander

L1 Engineer

1 year in tech

Fav restaurantJulie's Noodles

Fav TV showThe Last man on earth

Best concert attendedEddie Zuko @ ACL

Jonathan Mitchell

Campus IT Director

5 years in tech

Fav restaurantBJ’S BREWHOUSE

Fav TV showRE:ZERO

Best concert attendedRED

Sam Vuong

L2 Engineer

6 years in tech

Fav restaurantColtivare

Fav TV showStar Wars

Best concert attendedBabyklok Tour: Babymetal and Dethklok

Jesse Ebersole

VCIO

12 years in tech

Fav restaurantDOS BATOS TACOS / PINTHOUSE PIZZA

Fav TV showBROOKLYN 99

Best concert attendedJOHN MAYER

Derek Desautels

L2 ENGINEER

10 years in tech

Fav restaurantRAMEN TATSUYA

Fav TV showONE PIECE

Best concert attendedCKY

Stephen Ochs

L2 engineer

7 years in tech

Fav restaurantBig Shakes in Nashville

Fav TV showAvatar: the last airbender

Best concert attendedZappa Plays Zappa

Landry Minor

L1 Campus Engineer

2 years in tech

Fav restaurantRuth's Chris

Fav TV showAlways Sunny in Philadelphia

Best concert attendedLady Gaga

Ben Richard

L2 Engineer