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 lead 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 Computers and her successful career while there was interrupted by love for an artist in Taos, New Mexico, whom she married and left Austin and Dell. In New Mexico 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. She is now a Manager at 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.
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.