Mike Capps – VP of Business Development
As the Vice President of Business Development, I develop and execute strategic plans to achieve sales targets; build and maintain long-lasting, strong relationships with customers while partnering with them to better understand their business objectives and needs. I also understand industry-specific trends and landscapes and report on forces that shift strategic directions of accounts and tactical budgets.
When I’m is not selling, I enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and Kayaking with family. I also like to just do work around the farm such as building new pens or cutting the fields cutting wood. I found the key to happiness is find peace in what you like to do.
While there are many important leadership skills and talents, coaching is central to improving the performance of entire teams.
VP of Business Development
Samm Edwards – Procurement Manager
As the Procurement Manager, Samm keeps the RFIP Warehouse in tip top shape! You will find colorful signage and organized displays making it easy for project managers to find materials. Samm orders and tracks all materials, and employees know they can depend on her to help with any material concerns.
When Samm is not maintaining the warehouse or ordering materials, she is a mom to 4 young men and a few added along the way, She loves art! You will find an abundance of colorful pens and paper that Samm will be creating art with! Samm loves her unique morning Starbucks coffee creation, and if you are the lucky one to be chosen for the day, she might surprise you with a drink!
It’s NOT about what it is, it’s about what it can become. – Dr. Seuss
Scott Green – Tower Project Manager
As Project Manager, I lead the planning and implementation of projects, provide status reports regarding project Milestones and budgets. One of the things I enjoy about my job is getting out in the field and spending time with the crew.
I love to hang out in the back yard with the dogs listing to music, trail running and cycling.
“If you quit once, it’s so much easier to quit the second, third, fourth time.”
Tower Project Manager
Justin Hearon – Project Manager
Core duties for a Project Manager include project planning, customer communication, material procurement, on-site scheduling, forecasting job completions, quality control, technician efficiency, and final project close out documentation.
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my wife and son in the wilderness riding mountain bikes, hiking, and camping. As The Father of the National Parks John Muir once said, “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. – Michael Jordan
Kevin Harris – Sr. Design Engineer
As a Senior Design Engineer, I create, evaluate, and tune system designs for cost efficiency and reliability. If I am not looking at a screen, I am out fishing and road tripping.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. – Andrew Carnegie
Sr. Design Engineer
Brian Smith – Project Lead
As a project lead, my job is to make sure things are done correctly and efficiently by delegating to the project technicians. I take pressure off the project manager by ensuring the plans are followed and up to code.
I enjoy spending time in nature hunting with my boys and son-in-law when I’m not spoiling the grandkids. If I’m not watching football, you’ll find me washing our vehicles or at the lake.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon. – Shakespeare
Nathan Tinsley – Project Technician
As a cable technician, I follow my leads instructions up to the RFIP standard. When I am not running cables, I am spending time with my family or I’m flinging myself out of airplanes.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Marianne Williamson
Ben Matson – Estimator
As an estimator, I scan potential project documents to determine if RFIP is capable and has the desire to bid the project. Prepare takeoff’s and a bill of material. Submit BOM to distribution for pricing. Prepare a cost analysis using distribution pricing and projected labor requirements. Prepare a scope of work with pricing for customer submission.
I enjoy time at the lake: boating, floating, spending time with family, friends and dogs.
Live your life so the preacher doesn’t have to lie at your funeral!
Ryan Pangle – Project Lead
In the field I get with the team to game plan, get a plan in place, help and push my team to get that job done as smooth as possible and do whatever I can do to help them… I also make sure it is up to RFIP standards… I also deal with the customers on-site.
I like to hang out with my friends and family. I love to watch movies, get in the pool during the summer, grill out, find good places to eat and enjoy my time with my friends and family. Now that covid is not as bad it was. I am enjoying going to the movies again.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Devin Edwards – Tower Project Technician
I am responsible for being a part of the installation of towers and related equipment. Not only do I install the equipment, I make sure everything is buttoned up and pathed in to the best of my ability. Aside from tower duties, I am also responsible for understanding basic rigging, tower rescue, and assisting my team members with ground installation. My position here at RFIP is unique in ways , I feel, only a tower climber can understand. It’s hard to put into other words than: I truly enjoy what I do and who I work with.
When I am not on that daily grind, depending on the weather, you’ll still find me outside. I enjoy being out in the elements whether that be camping, fishing, or even mowing the lawn. With weather in mind, if it is cold or wet outside, you’ll find me inside. That ranges from playing video games, at home or an arcade, to finding a good place to eat.
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? – John Wooden
Maison Tran – Project Technician
As a Project Technician, my responsibility on a project is to execute the plan given by the Project Lead and to maintain the standards that makes RFIP stand out.
In my personal time I enjoy spending it with my family, taking road trips to nearby states, and learning how to invest in the stock market.
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
Tommy Doan – Project Lead
Jason Jones – Tower Project Technician
As a project technician, I am responsible for all tower installations and assists in installations on the ground. Specializes in microwave physical installation.
I’m a fun-loving gamer dad – you’ll be my friend before I’m yours. Always interested in learning something new and continuing to develop my skills. My smile is contagious, so be prepared if you walk past me, because your day will get slightly better!
Growth and comfort do not coexist. – Ginni Rometty
Trent Miller – Office Manager
As the Office Manager, Trent works with RFIP’s accounts payable to make sure everything is flowing in the right direction. The unique part about Trent’s job is how he can not only expand his responsibilities and position, but also gets good insight into what others do at the office as well!
When Trent is not working with numbers, he is studying for his Finance degree at the University of Oklahoma. He enjoys going to the gym, and never misses the opportunity to spend time with his dog.
Wesley Rickey – Operations Administrator
As Operations Admin, I go through the job details from specs, submittals, prints, etc… to make sure I’m familiar with the job. Order material and schedule when project will start. Go over the jobs details with the Lead Tech and throughout the project make sure everything runs smoothly, tech has everything he needs, and install is done correctly. At the end of the project send off all the Close Outs docs for the project.
In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my daughter, going antique shopping, painting class, comedy clubs or getting out for some golf. Huge OSU fan and love movies. Pretty laid back guy.
Gabriel Rains – Tower Installation Manager
As the Tower Installation Manager and Crew Lead , Gabe oversees all installations in the tower division. He handles the tower projects on a day-to-day basis. He is responsible for the tower technicians’ training. He’s the guy that gets to run the cathead.
When Gabe isn’t running and gunning, you might find him in the gym, his hot tub, or a tattoo shop. Ask him about his next adventure, he’s trying to live life to the fullest.
Tower Installation Manger
Ryan Wozniak – Tower Project Technician
Upon beginning instillations, taking a look at the radios/network, making sure there are no prior issues before starting any instillation or change order. Ryan is responsible for making sure radios are configured properly and functioning properly to complete the link, ensure that cat5, fiber and coax are installed inside the shelter and routed to RFIP standard, and aligning the radio with the help of my “guys in the sky”. Once my main duties are complete, it is also my responsibility as my position and to my team to assist in any tower portion of the job. My main focus on the job is locking it down at a 50.
Let’s just say if this were Tinder you’d swipe right. A wild Ryan can most likely be found tending to his plants/garden, building/redoing something, and most importantly behind an apron cooking up enough smiles for the whole neighborhood.
Tower Project Technician
Jayce Dodd – Tower Technician Tier II
As a tower project technician, I am responsible for assembly and maintenance of all things tower related. To ensure productivity on the tower and to make sure safety is always put first over productivity. To help the crew lead train new techs on anything tower related including safe operation of heavy equipment when needed.
Saturday and Sunday, I do anything I can to make my family happy. The rest is a secret.
Tower Project Technician
Steven Sapp – Project Technician
As a project technician, I complete cable and fiber installations in accordance with the guidance and standards set by RFIP and our project leads. In my free time I enjoy mountain biking and assisting with planning and building new community trail systems.