Meet Our Team

 

Meet Our Team

 
 
Each department has a story to tell.

 
 
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Mr. Hornback earned a Master Degree in Computing Science and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Technology from Texas A&M University. He also served as an Officer in the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army as Director of Logistics and Inventory Control at Newport News, VA. Mr. Hornback went on to co-found Monette Information System in Smithfield, VA. He served as Vice President and Managing Director of the North American Institute, in Austin, TX. Mr. Hornback served as Executive Vice President of ENERGY WorX, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Southern Union Company and purchased the assets of ENERGY WorX in 1999 and established ENERGY worldnet, Inc.
Dr. Hornback earned a Doctorate in Education and Administration of Education from Texas A&M University. She perfected a study in her dissertation on the cost-benefit analysis, including both dollars and productivity, of computer based training versus traditional classroom training. As Owner and majority shareholder of ENERGY worldnet, Inc., Dr. Hornback has day to day operational responsibility over training and curriculum design, evaluation content and multimedia presentation. Dr. Hornback has extensive experience in both public organizations and private industry, in educational program design and cognitive learning. Among others, she has served on the Board of Directors of the North American Institute as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Testing, and Technology of the Lancaster Independent School District, and Director of Technology for the Texas Education Agency.
 
 
Coleman joined EWN, the family business, back in June 2005. He started his journey at EWN as an Operations Manager and moved to the VP of Operations in 2008. After a stint in the Education division, in which he was responsible for research, instructional design and creation of Operator Qualification and OSHA Safety courses and evaluations, Coleman moved on to the Marketing department. Coleman now serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EWN. He received his MBA from Texas State University and an Executive Education Certificate in Intellectual Property and Business Strategy from Harvard University.

Mr. Sterling enjoys the outdoors, auto mechanics, and has a love for the game of golf. He also enjoys spending time with his family at his home in Abilene, Texas. Coleman is now running the family business that his parents once did – something he does not take lightly. When asked what he loves most about EWN, Coleman said “I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the best & brightest individuals in the world.”
Since joining EWN in 2006, Geoff has worked alongside staff members, clients and industry professionals in all aspects of education, technology, sales, customer service, and compliance management. He is a contributing member of the ASME B31Q Committee, the API OQ Working Group and the DCA OQ Portability Task Force. He is also actively involved in various state and national industry associations. One of Geoff’s greatest joys as President of EWN is getting to work with so many creative, innovative and caring people..

Geoff holds a degree in accounting from Vernon College, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement. He began his career in the financial services industry working in regulatory compliance. After ten years with the FDIC, he joined EDS and began managing technology solutions, business process outsourcing and compliance requirements for the financial and energy industries. During his time with the FDIC and EDS, Geoff was also actively involved in the development and delivery of strategic corporate training initiatives. Geoff is a firearms enthusiast and NRA instructor, a certified armorer, and enjoys shooting sports, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor activities. Geoff is also a traditionally trained Artisan Blacksmith and ran his own architectural ironworks business before joining EWN. Geoff is married to his high school sweetheart, Suzy, and they have four children..
Samantha joined the EWN Human Resources team in 2015. She has an Associates in Applied Science and is currently working on a BA in Business/Human Resources. She keeps everyone in line here at EWN, and has been an asset to EWN Corporate Services. Although a Decatur, TX resident of over 20 years now, she was born & raised in Houston, TX.

Samantha has three kids, one cat, and a dog. When she isn’t studying, she loves to read for leisure. For Samantha, the best part of working at EWN is the people and the company culture. When asked what she likes most about EWN, Samantha said, “The people make me look forward to coming to work each day.”
Liz originally came on board as a Technical Writer for EWN before transitioning back into Human Resources where her roots are. With over 25 years of Human Resources experience, she knows how to work with people to improve training and company systems; it is definitely her passion! Even though she is a born and raised Texan, she is the first of her family to be involved in the Oil/Gas and Safety & Compliance industry. She enjoys living in small-town Decatur, TX, and says, “I’m a true-blue Texan…I love to travel, but I love coming home to Texas even more. I wouldn’t live anywhere else.”

Liz is married and has a son who she adores. She loves Jesus, loves to travel, and spends most of her time with family and friends. She enjoys RV-ing, especially if a beach is involved. She’s a certified scuba diver, likes 4-wheeling with her family, and fancies scrapbooking. Liz enjoys the moral values that EWN lives by and the atmosphere that EWN has created for the team to take advantage of.
Kim joins the EWN team as the Director of Accounting. With years of accounting experience, she brings her expertise to an already exceptional team. Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & over 5 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. Currently living just up the road in Alvord, TX, Kim has toured the DFW area throughout her life. She is the first of her family to venture into the Compliance & Safety field.

“I love time with my two grandchildren, Boating, Jet Skis, Traveling, Crosswords and anything outdoors!” said Kim. Kim is married with two daughters, two stepdaughters, one stepson and as before mentioned two grandkids. She also has two dogs and one cat. We asked Kim what was her favorite thing about working at EWN, “The atmosphere. Everyone is positive, works as a team and overall the company represents ‘unity’.”
Amber Wood came on board with EWN and was originally trained in Client Relations; she is now a part of the Accounting Department. She is a licensed Real Estate Agent and has lived in Decatur off and on since she was two weeks old.

Amber and her husband are blessed with three children - one grandson, Grayson, and a granddaughter, Addyson. Amber loves to play golf, hunt or target shoot and is an avid reader. When asked about her favorite part of working at EWN she said, “Being part of a small-town company with a global reach.”
Holly is a new addition to the EWN this year – joining our Accounting team as a Billing Specialist. Holly lives close to the Decatur headquarters, however, is originally from Iowa and has lived in a lot of the Midwestern states. Holly has owned her own business, ALMOST has her Accounting degree (6 credit hours away!) and has also been a substitute teacher in her previous life.

When Holly isn’t counting money at EWN, she stays busy with her 9 children (which is a new EWN record) and 1 granddaughter (she has another one on the way). She loves photography, repurposing old furniture, gardening and shooting sports – really anything she can do with her family is ‘just fine’ with her. Holly said, “The people, hands down are what make EWN so special. I work with the most intelligent and knowledgeable group I have ever been blessed to work with. They are upbeat and always challenging each other to be better.”
 
 
Jim joined the EWN team in 2018 as the Executive Director of Midstream Strategy. After growing up in Chicago, living in Minneapolis/St. Paul for 20+ years – Jim found his way to Texas where he now resides in Katy, Texas (outside of Houston). Jim is currently on the Board of Directors for both the Texas Gas Association and The Corporate Connections Academy and has over 20 years’ experience in the Natural Gas Industry.

If you know Jim, he is an avid walker (and green tea drinker). On a good month he will walk 100-140 miles. “I find it both beneficial mentally, as well as physically” said Schauer, “I completed two half marathons in 2018 (to date), at an average pace of 15 minutes per mile.” A Father of three, Grandfather of two (another on the way soon) and 2 dogs (Remington and Minnie) – Jim enjoys his family time more than anything. When asked what makes EWN so special, “The PEOPLE, absolutely. They are the greatest assets we have at EWN.”
Kim joined the EWN Leadership Team as the Director of Global Client Business Strategy in 2017. She attended Tarleton State University, UTA, LeTourneau, and is currently attending Heriot-Watt University of Edinburg, Scotland To earn an MBA. Mrs. Slavik graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BSBA degree and is certified in “Leading Sales Organizations” from SMU. Before coming to EWN, Kim worked for large Silicon Valley tech companies including HP, Oracle, Hitachi, and Fujitsu, but also owned her own consulting company that specialized in helping start-ups. She has both her E3 System Admin Certificate and Master Evaluator Certificate and looks forward to earning more EWN certificates. Currently living in Southlake, she also spends time in Granbury (she absolutely loves the town). Kim has spent time throughout Texas and spent some of her coldest months in Winnipeg.

Kim loves ENGINES. Boats, motorcycles, and RVs, she even purchased a 1966 Shelby Cobra – she loves anything that goes VROOM! She also loves her husband and son, and Maltese dogs. In fact, after losing her long-time fur babies, Kim recently added a new Maltese puppy to her family. When asked what Kim loves most about EWN, Kim said, “Sounds so cliché but the people and culture. I have been remote for almost 20 years, so I am not an office person – but I love coming to the office now for the collaboration and camaraderie!”
Jessica joined the team in 2017 as a Global Client Business Strategist and is vital in bringing on new clients as well as helping current clients find solutions. She has a Master’s in Marketing from SMU and a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Ohio (Miami). She lives in Highland Village, TX, but originally hails from Ohio. Her family has dabbled in the O&G industry in various degrees, but she is the first on the Compliance side.

Jessica loves to wake board, jet ski, paddle board (she is a fish apparently) and pretty much anything outdoors (running, bike riding, traveling). She is married, and she and her husband have a Min-Pin named Bentley. When asked about her favorite part of working at EWN, Jessica said, “I love the ENERGY and PASSION I feel at the corporate office!” She also says, “Everyone is a team player, We all work together to make our customers our #1 priority, and it shows!”
Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge to the EWN Sales team as a Global Client Business Strategist. He has a Master’s in International Relations and a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Andrew has close to 20 years of selling experience. Originally from Massachusetts, Andrew now lives in the DFW area but has lived all over -- St. Thomas, USVI;, Washington DC; Vail, Colorado; and Pusan, South Korea. He is the first in his family to venture into the industry.

Andrew has 2 kids and a Shih Tzu that thinks he is the boss. Andrew is impressed by the experience and knowledge in the oil & gas industry that EWN has to offer.
Keith joined the Global Client Business Strategist team in 2018. He has resided in Keller, TX for over 30 years, but the Dust Bowl (AKA Cimmarron County, OK) will always be home for him. Keith has many accomplishments - Bachelor of Science in Marketing, graduate work in International Finance & Economics, pioneer in building creative solutions, trusted advisor for technical solutions & compliance, Master Evaluator Certified, E3 System Administrator and volunteers as trainer for job skills.

In his spare time, Keith enjoys having coffee with friends in the early morning, SCUBA diving, camping and hiking with his family and spending time in remote third world locations with story tellers and linguists. Keith is married to his high school sweetheart and they have 2 adult children and 4 little kids that call him “Pops”. He said, “Every company says that people are our most important assets, but I see EWN demonstrate it every day. Every person’s input is valued and there is an emphasis on leveraging individual strengths to create a stronger team to get things done for our clients.”
 
 
Kris joined the Client Success Team in 2017 and is the Director of Client Success. Kris is a learner, BA in Business Marketing/Communications, Ordained Minister and Certified Master life/Organizational Coach and is currently enrolled at Southeastern University’s Master of Organizational Leadership program. He and his family have traveled from Texas to Colorado to Connecticut and back to Texas over the years. Kris has spent time in the Oil & Gas Industry and also served in the US Air Force.

Married to his lovely wife, Kris has 4 kids and spends his free time helping raise others’ kids as well as the Vice President & a Head Coach for the Fort Worth Batbusters (girls fastpitch softball organization). Kris loves being a part of the EWN team. He says, “Not only is our company growing, but we are leading the industry and what the future looks like for those involved.”
Roxann Alonso joined the EWN Education team in 2013 and was vital to our course content development. In 2016, she transitioned to a Senior Client Success Manager where she is more hands-on with our clients. She is the first in her family involved in the Oil & Gas industry or Safety & Compliance. A resident of Decatur, Roxann has lived here her whole life.

Roxann has two “dog children” that she loves very much. In her spare time, you can find Roxann at a Rangers game, with friends at a concert, or watching football (she LOVES TCU & the Dallas Cowboys). Roxann loves how at EWN everyone does something different, yet it all ties back together.
Chris joined the EWN team in 2017 as a part of the Senior Client Success Manager team. With over 20 years in Technology Account Management (and occasional pizza delivery), Chris brings a knack for detail and understanding when it comes to clients. Living in North Texas, he has spent his entire life in Texas.

A self-professed history & baseball “nut,” he can read, watch & talk for hours on either topic given the opportunity. An avid reader, his library is full of historical biographies, classic literature and historical fiction. Chris dabbles in playing the trumpet, gardening, grilling, cooking and even woodworking. He spends his time with his wife and 4 dogs (all rescues). Chris said, “Everyone at EWN is hyper-focused on being the best at taking care of our clients.” Chris has already figured out the culture at EWN and is actively involved.
Kimberly joined our Client Success team in 2017 and has already made an impact with her knowledge of working with people. She’s a constant learner. She lives in Decatur and is originally from East Texas. Her family has a bit of experience in Oil & Gas, but she is the first to dive into Safety & Compliance.

Kimberly enjoys spending time with her family and attending her son’s baseball games & activities. Her hobbies include baking, gardening (loves to make things grow), and crafting. “There is always something to learn at EWN, I look forward to that!” she answered regarding the best part about working here.
Coston joined EWN in 2018, even having his background in IT he is a part of the Client Success team. He is the first in his family to be involved with the Oil & Gas Industry. Born in Argentina, he currently resides in the DFW Metroplex with his beautiful wife, son and two sibling cats (Leo & Lana).

Outside of work Coston spends his spare time in the music world. He performs as a drummer for a local singer and he can also play the piano and guitar. When he isn’t tied up with music, he enjoys playing indoor soccer. When asked what his loves about EWN, “The overall work environment. The energy and culture when you step into the building is outstanding and makes you want to be here”.
 
 
Karen Howard has been with EWN since 2014 and has taken over as Compliance Manager. She keeps everyone in line here at EWN (not just Compliance), likely due to her Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Karen also is working on her Bachelor’s in Business Administration, emphasizing on Leadership management. Karen lives near the office and has been in this area most of her life. An avid NASCAR fan, Karen even lived in Bristol TN/VA for a brief stint.

If she is not at the office, you can find Karen outdoors – fishing, hiking, camping or just breathing in the fresh air. She has 3 children and a Jack Russell who believes she “runs the world.” Karen is the first person to tell you good morning, good night & have a great weekend – she truly loves the people that she works with and we love her.
An EWN team member since 2014 – Christel started out splitting time between Corporate Services & Professional Services, then later supervised Client Relations and now is a vital part of the Compliance Management Services (CMS) Team. Christel used to be a nonprofit liaison in Africa/Middle East coordinating grants to support people in restricted nations. She later moved to this area and was the director of the local library. She started out an Okie (she is part Indian), but now resides in Norwich, CT. Her family has had various involvement in both Oil & Gas and Mining (sales, safety & offshore drilling), so she knows a thing or two about our industry.

Christel says she is super boring, but with 8 kids… her life begs to differ. She loves to collect super kitsch & ridiculous things and is ALWAYS the “All-time Quarterback” in backyard football games. “I love our clients, we have the best clients out there,” says Christel. She also loves that EWN allows its employees to keep a good home/work balance – it makes EWN an awesome place to work.
Taylor started out on the EWN Education team as a Production Specialist and has now migrated to our industry-leading Compliance Management Services (CMS) Team as an Implementation Specialist. Taylor ensures that new clients transition into EWN’s system smoothly. She went to school to be a dental assistant, so she is our resident brushing expert.

Taylor relocated to Decatur, TX in 2014 from the Bay Area of California and does not have previous experience in Oil & Gas or Safety & Compliance. Spending time with her husband traveling, watching football (“Go Packers”) and baseball (“Go Oakland A’s”), and traveling home to California are just some of her favorite things. She also has three fur babies, Duke (a pit bull), Charlee & Silas (cats). Taylor loves working at EWN and being a part of the CMS team. The entire CMS team loves to laugh and have fun – she is no different.
Mr. McKee joined the EWN team in 2017 and brings a plethora of knowledge with him. He has background in welding and fabrication, boiler industry, production (Oil & Gas), DOT and even worked on a pipeline in Wyoming for some time. Claude has been all over but spent 9 years in Wyoming (he misses the Big Horn Mountains dearly) before moving to Decatur, TX. His family has been involved in several ways with various parts of the industry – so with his background, it is a perfect fit.

Claude loves to hunt and fish -- spending times outdoors any way he can. He and his wife (and two children) basically have a small zoo, 3 dogs, 3 cats and 2 lizards (for now). What makes EWN special? “The people here are super talented and love to help everyone succeed – which is refreshing.””
Andrew joined our Compliance team as a Compliance Management Specialist in 2017. A recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma with Bachelor’s in Political Science (and a Minor in Business), Andrew also has a Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma. Born & raised in Dallas, Andrew has stuck around the Metroplex most of his life; however, he spent 3 months working in Maui! Aloha! Andrew’s father is active in the industry, heading up the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) and he has absorbed a ton of knowledge by being in/around the industry.

Andrew is an active tennis player, golfer and enjoys playing most any sport with his friends. Andrew is a fan of Game of Thrones – so be sure to quiz him on that when you get a chance to meet him. We asked Andrew what he enjoys about working at EWN – “I loved the immediate inclusion that I felt when I started – everyone showed their support and were very vocal in welcoming me to the team.”
 
 
Lauren joined the EWN family in January 2012. During her tenure, she’s worn many hats, including Customer Service Specialist, Business Analyst and Director of Technology Services. In July 2015, Lauren was named Vice President of Technology Services. Her current responsibilities include assisting with strategic planning and direction for the company, providing guidance to the development team and overseeing interactions with EWN's technology partners. She is committed to the production and delivery of secure, stable and exceptional technology solutions. Lauren says, “I enjoy coming to work at EWN each day—to collaborate and bring innovation that impacts the industry in a positive and meaningful way. Together, we strive to meet the technology, compliance and training needs of our clients, helping to ensure at the end of the day everyone returns home safe. I believe every day is an exciting time to be part of the EWN family.”

Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in system development and a Master’s of Science in information Systems. While attending Tarleton, she was a four-year letterman on the Tarleton TexAnn Softball team as a catcher and first baseman. Lauren has served as a member of the Wise County Area Business Women's Network. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, serving at church, raising chickens, target shooting, and bass fishing. She also has a love of classic movies, Star Wars and Straight Egyptian Arabian horses.
Aaron started out as a Software Engineer at EWN, before transitioning to the Director of Software Engineering. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering that helps lead our Development team. Aaron’s brother is involved in the Oil & Gas industry, which gives him a unique perspective on the field. Originally from Richardson, TX, he currently resides in Colorado w/ his wife and 2 children.

Aaron loves animals, he has 3 dogs and 3 cats. He is an avid rock climber, loves drumming and playing video games (he is a PS4 kind of guy). When asked what he loved the most about EWN, Aaron was quick in his response, “As an engineer at heart, my favorite thing is not having red tape when it comes to developing top-shelf applications.” He added, “I also enjoy the family environment and how family-focused EWN is – it is truly a blessing to work for such an amazing company.” We think Aaron is a blessing and is amazing as well.
Ryan Wicks is part of our Technology team, and one of the many that keep our system running smoothly and pushing our service forward. He is a SQL/Database ninja that keeps our databases/data clean and proper and has been promoted to Director of Data Management and Infrastructure. If you need a report or a new table built, Ryan is the man. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in IT– 8 of it in the medical industry and the last 4 years have been in this industry. Somewhat of a rolling stone, Ryan is currently located in Savannah, TX but has lived all over Arizona, Florida & Texas.

Ryan is a loving husband & father of two – and loves learning, kickboxing, gaming & of course programming. The team atmosphere here at EWN is what he enjoys the most and the opportunity to learn more about different industries in the process.
Taylor has been with EWN since 2014; he is now promoted to Senior Software Engineer from his original hiring as a Senior Software Developer– Taylor thrives in the Technology Services department. He has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from TSTC and has lived in Texas his whole life.

Taylor has two dogs (Akita mix, Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix) that are both “happy as they can be.” A drummer, drawer, ammunition re-loader, Taylor is a “jack-of-all-trades.” When asked what he loves most about EWN, he said he enjoys working on new and exciting development with an awesome team.
Josh started with EWN in 2014; he came onboard as a Software Engineer, but has since been promoted to Senior Software Engineer. He has an Associate’s in Science from Kilgore College and a passion for programming. Currently residing in Savannah, TX, Josh is originally from Joshua, TX (coincidentally).

Josh is married and has 3 children and a Shih-Tzu. If he could spend all his spare time doing one thing, it would likely be kayak fishing, but he spends most his time “being a soccer dad.” Josh loves the people at EWN, he says, “They are smart, friendly and hard working.”
TJ joined the Technology team in 2017, coming on board as a Senior SQL Developer. He is Microsoft Certified: MCSA SQL Server 2016, used to be a Paramedic and used to drive a horse & carriage in downtown Dallas (not what you were expecting?). TJ has lived all over the United States – currently, in Castlerock, CO. He has lived in Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, College Station, Waco, Houston, Montana & Denver. He is the first person in his family to venture into Compliance and Safety.

An avid hiker, camper & fisherman, TJ also enjoys reading and airbrushing models & miniatures. He has two cats and used to rehabilitate squirrels (he would take in the babies and get them healthy and release them). TJ broke down why EWN was his #1 choice to work, “I am amazed by the commitment to quality. I work with a team of developers who are committed to building a quality product.””
Andrew joined our Technology team in 2017 as a Senior Software Developer. With a Bachelor’s of Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University, he is a seasoned developer that keeps our software on the cutting edge of the industry. Currently based in Plano, TX, Andrew grew up in Mesquite, TX (so basically, he is all Texas, all the time). Other than a cousin who “fixes oil wells in Oklahoma,” he is the first of his family with exposure to the Oil & Gas industry.

Andrew loves to dabble in various hobbies including fencing, bouldering, dancing, video games and reading. Married, he is kid-less and pet-less, at the moment. “The people I work with are the best part of working at EWN.” We couldn’t agree more Andrew.
Tyler joined the EWN team as a Software Developer. He has a Bachelor’s in Financial Services from UNT and a Certification in Computer Programming. Currently living in Dallas, Tyler grew up in Southlake, TX.

Tyler has a rescue Husky named Kash (he’s all white and sheds much more than a dog should) and a vacuum named Roomba (it sticks around so much, he had to name it). Over the years, Tyler has traveled to over 20 countries (he even backpacked Europe) and has a mild addiction to video games and football (but not football video games). When asked his favorite thing about EWN, Tyler said, “Having a family-type atmosphere. It’s like working at Cheers, minus the booze.”
Julie became a part of the EWN team in 2017 as a Business Analyst on the Technology team. She has a BAAS from Midwestern State University (Summa Cum Laude), Associate’s in Legal Assisting and is a Certified Direct Marketer, Toastmaster: Advanced Communicator (Silver) and Competent Leader (Bronze). Julie knows her stuff! She has lived in Texas her whole life and currently lives in Sunset, TX – just up the road from the EWN Headquarters.

Julie is married and has 3 children and 13 grandchildren. Julie is a volunteer at the Bowie Animal Shelter and absolutely loves animals. Proof? She has 16 dogs, 7 cats, 17 chickens, 2 rabbits, 3 horses and she has befriended a baby roadrunner, numerous wild animals, a young opossum and a pesky raccoon family. When we asked Julie what makes EWN so great, she said, “The people. Everyone is happily busy; you can feel it when you walk in the door.”
Hemang has been on staff with EWN as a SQL Developer since 2016. Although Hemang’s parents immigrated from North India to the US in the 1960’s, he has been in the US all his life and currently resides in Houston, TX..

Hemang is a House DJ since 1999 and he used to DJ in clubs and lounges – so you might have danced somewhere he was spinning. He enjoys the “family” atmosphere at EWN and said, “It doesn’t feel like a corporation, everyone is so sincere.”
Victoria joined the EWN team in 2017 and is a Software Developer on our Technology team. With a Master’s in Mathematics, she can solve any problem quickly and efficiently – and all with a smile on her face. Living in Austin, TX currently, she was born in Florida, grew up in Maine and spent time in South Korea – she is well traveled. Victoria is the first of her family to have any involvement in the Oil & Gas or Safety & Compliance industries.

Ms. Lang loves Dinosaurs (RAWR!), loves to read and loves Hip-Hop. She is husband, kid, and pet free, but adores her apartment complex pigeons (which technically we can’t count as pets). When asked what her favorite thing about EWN is, Victoria said, “The wonderful people on my team. They are funny, personable, competent and intelligent. I already feel at home.”
Mikel joined EWN in 2017 and has transitioned from the Client Success team to the Technology team. He is Dell certified, Geek Squad bronze & silver and has tinkered with electronics since he was 12 – let’s just say he loves to troubleshoot. Originally from Aurora TX, he has stayed close to home his entire life. He has family ties to the industry – but is the first to dive into the Compliance & Training side.

Mikel is an avid photographer & videographer and loves to make music when he has time. A few hobbies include cooking, longboarding, building computers and repairing old game consoles. He has a pitbull named Abby “that is made of pure love.” When asked what his favorite thing about working at EWN, “It is a very relaxed environment, and everyone helps each other constantly.”
 
 
Mayra has done it all at EWN over the past years, from Sales to Marketing, to Production, to Design and now she serves as the Sr. Vice President of Education & Compliance. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Design & Development, not to mention she is fully trained in pretty much the entire Adobe Creative Suite, and tons of other products that aid in both the design & development of our courses. Mayra is based in Chico but is originally from Jal, NM where her family is active in the Oil & Gas Industry (drilling/production) - making her work at EWN even that more meaningful.

When Mayra has some free time, she works as a free-lance photographer - something she loves dearly. The reason she has little free time? Her 4 uber-talented daughters that do anything/everything from playing guitar, cheerleading, basketball or singing. Mayra is one proud mom. She loves EWN, the environment that we have and the "second" family it has created for our entire team and clients alike.
Crystal started as a Technical Writer and now is the Education Manager after making an immediate impact on the Education team. Crystal has a BA in Integrative Studies (English, Spanish & Technical Communications), with a Minor in Political Science – not to mention she also has a Technical and Professional Communications Certificate from the University of North Texas. Originally from Edgewood, KY, she relocated to Texas when she was 2-years-old.

Crystal is happily married, has two children, and currently has a dog, cat & horse. A love for travel has taken her all over – Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Netherlands, Israel, and Turkey. She says, “The openness to consider new ideas and find the best solution is why EWN is so special.”
Red has been a part of the EWN team since 2013; starting as a Technical Communication Specialist and later moving on to Multimedia Designer, he now serves as the Sr. Multimedia Specialist. Red has been involved in the industrial photography & graphics since the 70’s, and he is completely self-taught. A master of the Adobe Creative Suite, if you have seen any graphics in our computer based training – they were likely created by Mr. Shaw. An Army Veteran, Red served in the Vietnam War and served as a Crew Chief on a Huey Helicopter UH-1D with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company. Red also has family involved in the Safety world, so building our course content is something that hits home for him.

Married to his wife Joanne, they have 3 kids, 3 grandkids, and 1 great-granddaughter. Red is a certified Real Bearded Santa, graduating from the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, Class of 2010. You can find Red cruising around in his red Mustang convertible during Christmas Season, making kids smile all around Decatur. Red enjoys the people & dedication to customer service that is the pride of EWN. Red said, “It is refreshing to see the pride EWN takes in its products and seeing how hard everyone works to ensure our customers are getting the full use of our system.”
Ana has been working for EWN since October 2013. As a Production Specialist on the Education team, she spends her time at EWN inputting and handling the English and Spanish content of our computer based training. Anayeli is originally from Mexico and has lived in Decatur, TX for over 17 years now.

Anayeli loves shopping and spending time with her family and her brand new baby girl named Yaretzy. Anayeli says that the endless opportunity for growth is the reason EWN is an awesome place to work.
Tim joined the EWN team in 2017 bringing with him a plethora of knowledge from the industry. Tim started with the EWN Client Relations team but transitioned to our Education team within three short months. He has given a unique angle from someone with over 30+ years in the workforce to both teams. Tim was a certified EMT for 15 years and has a Bachelor’s in Biology, so he knows a bit about the importance of safety. Tim became a certified OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer in 2017.

Tim lives in Chico (just up the road from Decatur), where he and his wife have a small farm with pigs, goats, chickens, cows and “way too many dogs.” Tim has seven children & ten grandchildren and is very active in his church, located in Decatur. In his time with EWN, Tim already sees how the team environment that surrounds him is why so many have chosen EWN as their place of work.
Julie joined our Education Department as a Technical Writer in 2017. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Emergency Administration & Planning with a minor in Technical Writing & Public Administration from the University of North Texas. She has worked in Emergency Management and Technical Writing for years. Originally from Bowie, TX – she now is a resident of Decatur, TX. She is the first of her family involved in Safety & Compliance or Oil & Gas.

Julie is married, loves gardening, nature, creative writing and claims to be a professional “arts-and-crafter” and “a decent piano player.” When asked what makes EWN special, Julie said, “the opportunity for innovation and the amazing people who work here.”
Sebastian came to EWN in 2017 and serves as a Technical Writer for the Education Department. He utilizes his degree in English: Creative Writing and is certified in Technical Writing. He has previous technical writing experience in a different sector. Born across the pond in Cheltenham, England, Sebastian was raised most of his life in Texas. He is the first of his family to be involved in this industry.

Sebastian enjoys reading & writing – he enjoys reading anything that will make him sit down and think for a bit. He already has noticed that EWN co-workers are eager to help in any way they can, and “there is a strong sense of community.”
 
 
Our marketing team provides the face to our brand. James spent his past life leading a software company to achieve greatness with 10 years as Chief Information Officer before joining the EWN team. James has a knack for designing & developing marketing material, campaigns & basically anything you want to throw at him. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT world, including design, programming, marketing & managing. His rapid style of design allows EWN to move forward quickly without losing our brand in the process.

A Decatur, TX local, James grew up in West Texas (Permian Basin), so he knows a thing or two about the Oil & Gas industry. James is a dedicated husband & father, and when his wife isn't keeping his plate full with her latest Pinterest find, you can find him playing a round of golf, smoking some ribs or working with his hands in some way, shape or form. Did we mention he is one of several EWN employees who also has chickens? B-Gock!
Baylie has been on the EWN team since 2016 and has been a Marketing Specialist since she came onboard. She helps with multiple departments, but her home is the Marketing team. She has an Associate’s in Arts, and before working at EWN was a Correctional Officer for 3 years (so she likes to follow the rules and keeps everyone in line). Born & raised in Boyd, TX, Baylie recently relocated back to Boyd after moving around the Metroplex a bit.

She has a brand new bouncing baby boy and two dogs that she loves dearly (they were her first babies). Baylie loves to fish and play softball and any other sport to stay active. She enjoys what she does (marketing), and working in an atmosphere that allows her to continually expand her knowledge.
Kaylea Pryor joined EWN in 2013 as a Production Specialist, then moved to the Marketing Department and has now settled into the role of Creative Design Specialist. Kaylea has always had a knack for design, and with the opportunity to begin learning and stretching her legs a bit in that department, she is helping to create any & all things design at EWN. She lives in Decatur, but as also lived in Europe & Mississippi as well.

Kaylea is recently married, and has a chocolate lab named Hunter. When she gets some time, she loves to bake cakes and go on vacation (who doesn’t). When asked what her favorite part of working at EWN was, she said, “Everyone works as a team and takes care of our customers.”
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