Oban was born and raised in San Francisco, California but spent significant portions of his childhood in Northern New Mexico. He's an accomplished Web Programmer, Database Engineer and Systems Administrator. He's been the led Systems Administrator for ISP's, programmed for startups during the dot com heyday, built the back end of many enterprise level web sites, and lead teams of programmers and systems administrators through completion of countless successful projects. He now manages the Brownrice Internet staff, keeps the network humming, and chases his wife and twin boys around during his time off.
Vanessa Moon started at Dell Computer in 1988 and was intricately involved in what was at the time Dell's largest single sale in its history: the State of Texas, Department of Human Services. Her successful career with Dell was interrupted by love for an artist in Taos, New Mexico, whom she married in 1994 and left Austin and Dell. Vanessa worked as Technical Support Manager for a software company that specialized in Ticketing, Point-of-Sale and Guest Management solutions for Ski Resorts, Park & Attractions and Museums & Non-profits (supporting FoxPro and SQL). She now is the Project Manager for Brownrice Internet and loving every minute of it. At Brownrice, when not managing everyone's tasks and deadlines, she pitches in and helps with support calls and testing.
Dave wasn't a computer expert at age ten. In those days computers were the size of a house and run by the military, so his parents couldn't afford one. Also, the punchcard reader was too noisy. Instead, he studied hard at electrical engineering thinking that one day he'd get a job working on thermionic valves and magnetic core drives that were at the heart of computer technology at that time. Those days are long past and technology has moved on but at Brownrice there is still one vestige of the ancient computer arts which he is still able to draw upon on a daily basis: an arcane knowledge of the Unix operating system.
Joel, a Native New Mexican, began programming games at a young age. By sixteen, he was working as technical support and computer repair technician for an ISP. He attended college at Texas Tech University where he majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At nineteen, he began programming professionally in Java and was assigned to help in the re-design and re-implementation of the largest commodities trading website of that time (xpresstrade.com). He now continues his programming career at Brownrice Internet where he works with other talented individuals to build high quality applications.