Meet The Team2018-12-07T09:56:28+00:00

 

MEET THIS CRAZY BUNCH OF AWESOME MAKERS

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Lucash

Origaudio team member since: August 2009
Hometown: Danville, California
Expertise: Fighting the dark side / sarcasm / emergency exit rows
Favorite Song: “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
Favorite Vacation Spot: Santorini
Favorite Origaudio Product & Why: The Bumpster, because it bangs louder than two bums fighting in a dumpster.

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Szymczak

Origaudio team member since: Since its birth; this is my baby.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Expertise: Seller of Sound / Purveyor of Power
Favorite song: “Night Moves” – Bob Seger
Favorite vacation spot: Thailand…or anywhere I can truly attempt to disconnect from work.
Favorite Origaudio product and why: TenFour; It is simple in function, yet so necessary for anyone that travels as much as I do.

Chief of Staff

Carol Baxter

Origaudio team member since: August 2017
Hometown: Weybridge, England
Expertise: Mission Impossible Execution / Speed Shopping / British Slang
Favorite song: “Summertime” – Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Favorite vacation spot: Dubai
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Tenfour because it is portable and can charge three devices at once – so my daughters never have to argue over who gets to charge their phone!

Director of Systems

Mark Wilson

Origaudio team member since: January 2018
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Expertise: Craft Beer / Homebrewing
Favorite Song: “Lust For Life” – Lana Del Rey
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Favorite Origaudio Product & Why: Infinlit, because it saves me a ton of $$$ on electricity and “night mode” keeps me in the ZZZzzzzone

Director of Operations

Chris Jackson

Origaudio team member since: December 2018
Hometown: Zion, IL (North Chicago)
Expertise: Being a Father of Daughters (3) / Professional Frozen Pizza Maker / Reverse Engineering
Favorite Song: “Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley
Favorite Vacation Spot: SoCal is my vacation spot, but for arguments sake, I love Jamaica
Favorite Origaudio Product & Why: The TenFour because it is so powerful that I am confident it could charge a Prius (disclaimer: DO NOT attempt to charge your Prius with the TenFour).

Team Happiness Officer

Danelle Plunkett

Origaudio team member since: March 2018
Hometown: Springfield, MO but have hung around SoCal most of my life
Expertise: Master Doodler, Shoe Aficionado and makes a mean pot of Chicken Tortilla Soup
Favorite Song: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
Favorite Origaudio Product & Why: Tenfour-because everyone needs extra power

Office Administrator

Lisa Watson

Origaudio team member since: November 2018
Hometown: Lihue, Kauai
Expertise: Paso Robles Wines, Photography, Flippies off the dock and Spearfishing
Favorite song: “Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Favorite vacation spot: Bishop, Paso Robles and Kauai (who has just one!)
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Wrapsody Bluetooth Headphones because they are incredibly lightweight and compact. I am be able to lose myself in music, it gives me the ability to block out reality even if it’s for a short time.

Controller

Andrew McKibben

Origaudio team member since: August 2018
Hometown: Lebanon, OH
Expertise: Quoting “The Office” / Knowing bands no one has ever heard of
Favorite Song: I don’t want to grow up – Descendents
Favorite vacation spot: Yosemite
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Pionears because of the simple and sharp design and dual functionality!

Junior Accountant

Yuliya Dodson

Origaudio team member since: November 2018
Hometown: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Expertise: Morning smoothies / Phone misplacement (can we please make a phone leash?!)
Favorite Song: This Light Between Us, Armin Van Buuren
Favorite Vacation Spot: Maui, HI
Favorite Origaudio Product & Why: The Evrybox because it is not only a speaker, but also is a pretty hefty power bank

Creative Manager

Casey Ouye

Origaudio team member since: September 2018
Hometown: Danville, CA
Expertise: Awesome Graphics / Getting Things Off the Top Shelf (I’m 6’2″)
Favorite song: “Eye to Eye” – A Goofy Movie
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Boltron! It has a great imprint area for brands to show off their creative logos and art, and can charge mine and my wife’s wireless-charging phones and smart watches at the same time.

Graphic Designer

Anh Hoang

Origaudio team member since: July 2016
Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Expertise: Baked Goods / Binge-watching Tv Shows / Useless Trivia Facts
Favorite song: “Once in a Lifetime” – Talking Heads
Favorite vacation spot: Rome, Italy
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Juicebox, because it was a lifesaver for when I needed to charge my phone during a trip to Paris

Global Operations Manager

Stephanie Lo

Origaudio team member since: March 2017
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Expertise: Keeping calm and making magic happen
Favorite song: “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes
Favorite vacation spot: Thailand
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Embarcadero Pack because of the endless pockets

Global Operations Coordinator

Jasmine Lee

Origaudio team member since: August 2017
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia & Beijing, China (can I have two?)
Expertise: Breakfast / 5 minute makeup / stubbornness
Favorite song: “Wi ing Wi ing” by Hyukoh
Favorite vacation spot: Japan
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Tenfour because I bring it everywhere and no longer fear my phone dying

Marketing Manager

Barry Woletz

Origaudio team member since: April 2018
Hometown: River Vale, NJ
Expertise: Mac & Cheese Connoisseur /  Vagabond / Music festival bum
Favorite song: People Say – Portugal. The Man
Favorite vacation spot: Vietnam
Favorite Origaudio product and why: BIG fan of the El Dorado. I absolutely love the look and the detailed thought that went into the design. I need the bottom shoe slot for my smelly flip flops 🙂

Content Marketing Coordinator

Brookelynn Miller

Origaudio team member since: August 2017
Hometown: Danville, CA
Expertise: Laughing at my own jokes / Befriending puppies
Favorite song: Life Changes- Thomas Rhett
Favorite vacation spot: Greek islands
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Tenfour because I can never remember to bring my phone charger anywhere and it fits in my purse!

Senior Account Manager

Joyce Berthelsen

Origaudio team member since: March 2016
Hometown: Hong Kong
Expertise: Food / Pinterest / Hikes / (Ridic) Shark Movies
Favorite song: “Wildest Dreams” – Taylor Swift
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere new to explore
Favorite Origaudio product and why: TenFour, ‘cause it’s portable and great for travel.

Account Manager

Danielle Hunter

Origaudio team member since: February 2017
Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Expertise: Baked Goods / Drake Lyrics / State Capitals
Favorite song: “Neon Moon” – Brooks & Dunn
Favorite vacation spot: Greece
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Tenfour goes with me everywhere…being able to charge my electronics on the go is a game changer!

Account Manager

Jayme Herbert

Origaudio team member since: February 2017
Hometown: Wildomar, CA
Expertise: All things Disney
Favorite song: “The Future Freaks Me Out” – Motion City Soundtrack
Favorite vacation spot: What is a vacation?
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Tenfour. Because I can’t go anywhere without a backup battery these days

Account Manager

Karissa Reinach

Origaudio team member since: February 2017
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Expertise: Craft Beer / Murder Mysteries / Rocket Science
Favorite song: “Old Man” – Neil Young
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with a beach and pina coladas
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Wrapsody for the sound quality!

Account Coordinator

Katie Grimes

Origaudio Team Member Since: January 2018
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Expertise: Craft Beer, Temecula Wines, and 7am Premier League Soccer games
Favorite Song: All the Small Things – Blink 182
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mykonos Greece
Favorite Origaudio Product: Bumpster! I love the 360 sound and it’s ability to fit in a cup holder!

Account Coordinator

Renee Saenz

Origaudio Team Member Since: January 2018
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Expertise: Animal whisperer
Favorite song: “Wonderwall” by Oasis
Favorite Vacation spot: Paris, France
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Beebops! I’m partially deaf and wear hearing aids but I don’t need them with the Beebops. The sound is so clear and crisp its amazing

Account Coordinator

Howard Moon

Origaudio Team Member Since: January 2018
Hometown: Ladera Ranch, CA
Expertise: Impulsive car karaoke sessions
Favorite song: “Overtime” by Cash Cash
Favorite Vacation spot: Munich, Germany
Favorite Origaudio product and why: My favorite product is Pionears, it lets me power my music and my phone wherever I go!

Account Coordinator

Alex Pettit

Origaudio team member since: March 2018
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA (Go Brahmas!)
Expertise: Charcoal and pastel art and getting charcoal and pastel all over my Corgi’s clean fur…
Favorite Song: “Back Home” – Yellowcard
Favorite Vacation Spot: New York City
Favorite Origaudio Product & Why: The Wrapsody Bluetooth Headphones are amazing. The ability to customize the headphones just adds to the already great quality of the product. The sound is crisp and I love that you cannot hear anything in the outside world once you have them on.

Account Coordinator

Teressa “Tessie” Reida

Origaudio team member since: May 2018
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
Expertise: Netflix Binges / Patio Gardening / Dogs / Coffee Mugs / Irish Pubs
Favorite song: “The Weekend” – Brantley Gilbert
Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Pioneers – I love that they are fully wireless and the base doubles as a power bank!

Account Coordinator

Daren Tarkeshian

Origaudio team member since: May 2018
Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA
Expertise: Soccer and Beer
Favorite song: “Stir It Up” – Bob Marley
Favorite vacation spot: Spain
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Tenfour – My phone can always use a charge!

Account Coordinator

Spencer Galindo

Origaudio team member since: June 2018
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Expertise: Remaining calm in the face of ambiguity/Sushi Chef
Favorite song: “U Don’t Have to Call” by Usher
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere where I can live in the moment (gym, sushi, reading)
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Phonesoap; because I feel it is important to clean our phones as well as we wash our hands.

Account Coordinator

Andy Dang

Origaudio Team Member Since: November 2018
Hometown: Monterey Park, CA
Expertise: Eating good food on a budget and sleeping without a pillow
Favorite song: All Star- Smash Mouth
Favorite Vacation spot: Atlanta, GA
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Flyington because everybody will take pictures with drones one day!

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Sewing Manager

Eloisa Villa

Origaudio team member since: December 2017
Hometown: Michuoacan, Mexico
Expertise: Traveling
Favorite song: “Lady in Red” -Chris de Burgh
Favorite vacation spot: Canada
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Oaklander backpack because I love to create and they are so customizable. The creative possibilities are virtually endless!

Warehouse Manager

Thanh Tran

Origaudio team member since: January 2012
Hometown: Garden Grove, CA
Expertise: Getting It Done
Favorite song: “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” – Tupac
Favorite vacation spot: My couch, playing video games.
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Aurabox 2.0. Compact, sounds great and has lights. Whats not to like about it?

Domestic Operations Manager

Wayne Matthews

Origaudio team member since: March 2016
Hometown: Surf City, CA
Expertise: Can cook Minute Rice in 58 seconds
Favorite song: “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus
Favorite vacation spot: All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Evrybox.. has the ability to play my tunes and keep them coming while charging my iPod.

Warehouse Coordinator

Steve Kriste

Origaudio team member since: September 2016
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Expertise: Brewing Beer
Favorite song: “Forty Six & 2” -Tool
Favorite vacation spot: Kern River / Goldledge Camp Ground
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Wrapsodys–Comfortable, quality sound and customizable.

Warehouse Assistant

Daniel Viestenz

Origaudio team member since: August 2017
Hometown: Garden Grove, CA
Expertise: Napping
Favorite song: “What I Got”-Sublime
Favorite vacation spot: The River
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Tenfour because I listen to music all day and it keeps my phone charged.

Production Lead

Carlos Morales

Origaudio team member since: May 2014
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Expertise: Breakfast Burritos
Favorite song: “We’ll Be There” – P.U.T.S.
Favorite vacation spot: Big Sur, CA
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Bumpster–the name says it. It bumps. It’s portable. And it’s long lasting.

Production Coordinator

Jason Marin

Origaudio team member since: October 2016
Hometown: Dinuba, Ca
Expertise: Mechanic, Marketing
Favorite song: “Purple Rain” – Prince
Favorite vacation spot: Minneapolis, MN
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Wrapsodys– Because they’re high-quality and customizable.

Production Coordinator

Jorge Sosa

Origaudio team member since: July 2014
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Expertise: Color Matching
Favorite song: “My Name Is..” – Eminem
Favorite vacation spot: Would love to visit Athens, Greece
Favorite Origaudio product and why: EvryBox; Has great sound and some juice = two birds/one stone.

Production Assistant

Noe Morales

Origaudio team member since: November 2016
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Expertise: Soccer
Favorite song: “Humble” -Kendrick Lamar
Favorite vacation spot: Mexico
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Evrybox because you can listen to music and charge your mobile device at the same time.

Production Coordinator

James Pouchoulen

Origaudio team member since: April 2016
Hometown: West Covina, CA
Expertise: Sketches
Favorite song: “Is It A Crime” -Sade
Favorite vacation spot: Vegas
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Tenfour – Gotta stay reachable.

Fulfillment Coordinator

Rodrigo Guerra

Origaudio team member since: July 2014
Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA
Expertise: Warehouse Jobs
Favorite song: “Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley
Favorite vacation spot: Big Bear, CA
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Kronies, Beebop, and Tenfour!

Fulfillment Coordinator

Ramiro Aguayo

Origaudio team member since: March 2016
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Expertise: Basketball/Baseball
Favorite song: “Not Afraid” -Eminem
Favorite vacation spot: Vegas
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Wrapsodys – You can tune others out.

Fulfillment Coordinator

Fernando Esqueda

Origaudio team member since: July 2017
Hometown: Brea,CA
Expertise: Slackline, Sarcasm, Grade A Puns
Favorite song: Run Like An Antelope by Phish
Favorite vacation spot: Yosemite
Favorite Origaudio product and why: Wrapsodys. When I want to get away from the rest of the world, I just throw those bad boys on, block out my surroundings, and just lose myself in the music.

Chief Furry Officer (CFO)

Briggs

Origaudio team member since: October 2010
Hometown: Chicago
Expertise: Sloppy Kisses / Receiving Butt Scratches / Eating
Favorite song: “Where My Dogs At” -DMX
Favorite vacation spot: Any Buffet…and long walks on the Dog Beach
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Mission Pack. Because my Dad can fit tons of my favorite snacks in it.

Chief Furry Officer (CFO)

Teddy

Origaudio team member since: August 2009
Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Expertise: Destroying Chew Toys / Puppy Dog Eyes / Eating
Favorite song: “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere I can have my paws in the ocean and tail in the sand (aka Huntington Dog Beach)
Favorite Origaudio product and why: The Wrapsodys. Because I can tune out the humans.