Get to know Brownrice.

Get to know Brownrice.

(And the friendly people that work here.)

Born out of a true love for technology and the Internet, Brownrice started as a one person programming company and has grown to be a 10 person data center and systems administration company. We are still small enough to know our clients' online goals but are large enough to provide the redundancy, experience, and reliability that businesses can depend on.

We own our own state-of-the-art, solar-powered, air-cooled data center and utilize off-site data centers for remote backups and redundant network peering.

Running a data center company from a small town in Northern New Mexico takes grit and perserverance and we feel that in the end those traits have served us and our customers quite well.

Management Bios

Oban Lambie

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
Director of Operations and Projects

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.

Logan Glasscock
Data Center Manager

Logan is a self-taught, hands-on Systems Admistrator and Programmer who was born and raised in Taos, NM. He was building custom JavaScript web sites for (not-much) money as a young teen and has always kept a pile of computers around his house that he turns into useful things. He's a bonafide Linux junky and programs the back-end of many the best systems at Brownrice. Case in point: Logan was the creator of one of the first, commerical-grade, fully-automated Let's Encrypt SSL hosting deployments on the internet. And he's been known to wear camo while fixing the most challenging issues in our data center.

Nathan Kappen
Director of Security

Nate Kappen was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where he grew up with a love for computers, video games and technology. He started his career as a support technician and worked his way up into system administration and web security, utilizing his problem-solving skills and love of technology to tackle complex challenges. However, even with a successful career in tech, Nate hasn't lost his love for the thrill of the ride. When he's not snowboarding in the local mountains he spends much of his free time in his Taos garage building fast cars and bikes, incorporating the latest technology into his creations. He is currently the Director of Security at Brownrice Internet, where he oversees day to day web security, PCI/HIPAA compliance and server-hardening.

Tucker Whitney
Director of Programming

Tucker's bio coming soon!

See what a few of our clients say about us


We host 100’s of our client websites with Brown Rice and have high expectations for service, security and backups. Brown Rice's accountable, always-helpful specialists have consistently supplied reliable, upbeat support to my team and myself when we need it. We couldn’t be happier.

Jennifer Martin
Xynergy Inc.

Our listeners count on our online systems for our six local radio stations. Believe me, they let us know when there is a problem! Since moving to Brown Rice, that phone doesn't ring anymore with complaints about speeds or quality. We can always count on the Brownrice!

Scott Hutton
President, Hutton Broadcasting

We have relied on Brownrice for over 15 years to be the tech brawn behind the scenes that keeps our website design and development projects running smoothly and affordably. You can’t beat the superior service they provide, especially when a human answers the phone!

Molly Duncan
President, Creative Director
Desert Elements Design

This is an amazing service. Check them out and tell them I sent you.

Caroline Blaker
Petroglyph Creative

(via Twitter)

Colocating equipment in a datacenter is an exercise of trust. The team at Brownrice Internet is a genuinely great group of people who continue to earn my trust year after year, going above and beyond time after time. They are genuinely great to work with.

Daniel Robbins
Funtoo Linux