MEET THE TEAM

Executive

Brandon Jones
President & CEO
Brandon has overseen TexAgs' daily activities since 1999 as President & CEO. His vision has been instrumental in pushing TexAgs year by year beyond the standard definition of “fan site” and helping it become a standard bearer for the industry. Brandon graduated from Texas A&M in 1995 with a degree in business management and lives in the Bryan-College Station area with his wife and five kids.
Billy Liucci
Executive Editor
In 1997 Billy took over the Maroon & White Report, then a print newsletter covering Aggie football recruiting. By the time Maroon & White and TexAgs.com partnered in 2008, he had become the leading and most connected insider in the Texas A&M market. As executive editor at TexAgs he covers both the current A&M team and the staff's recruiting efforts in depth. Billy is a 1998 A&M graduate with a degree in industrial distribution.
Josh Oelze
Chief Operating Officer
Josh began overseeing the technical aspects of TexAgs in 1999 while working through the computer science program at Texas A&M. After seven years as lead software architect with various web-based startups, he turned his complete attention to TexAgs in 2008 as Chief Technology Officer. He later took on the position of COO to manage additional operations of the company. Josh and his wife Kathy have seven children and have lived in B/CS for more than 25 years.
Hunter Goodwin
Chairman of the Board
Hunter received a B.S. in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University. He is Chairman of the Board at TexAgs and President and Chief Operating Officer of Oldham Goodwin. Prior to real estate, Hunter was a professional athlete for eight years and a team captain for the Miami Dolphins from 1999-2000. His board appointments include TexAgs, Convention Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Scotty's House Board of Directors and 12th Man Athletic Ambassador.

Staff

Ryan Brauninger
Recruiting & Baseball Analyst
Ryan joined TexAgs in August of 2015. A college baseball player at McNeese State (Class of '09), he moved to College Station in 2010 to pursue a Master's in sport management at Texas A&M. Since receiving his degree, Ryan has been active in the youth sports scene in the Brazos Valley, the state, and region — including a summer stint with USA Baseball. He is a member of the TexAgs Recruiting team and a baseball analyst.
Olin Buchanan
Columnist
Olin joined TexAgs in July of 2012 as a columnist. He previously was a national college football writer for Rivals.com and Yahoo. A graduate of White Oak High School in East Texas, Olin worked at newspapers in Longview and Tyler before covering the Aggies for the Bryan-College Station Eagle from 1993-95. He also worked at the Austin American-Statesman for 11 years. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and a Heisman Trophy voter.
Lindsay Caudle
Post Production Director, Texas FilmWorks
Lindsay joined TexAgs in 2014. She is originally from Athens, GA and is a graduate of the University of Miami ('09). Go Canes! She has worked many places in the sports media industry including the Miami HEAT, Texas A&M's 12th Man Productions, USC Athletics in Los Angeles, and TexAgs. Lindsay is a multi Lone Star EMMY award winner, College Sports Media Award winner, and has been directing and editing documentaries for over a decade. She is married to an Aggie who calls himself "Stein," and they are the proudest parents to the most adorable set of boy/girl twins, Carter & Kinlee.
Joe Dalton
Director of Operations, TexasFilmWorks
Joe recently returned to Aggieland 18 years after graduating in RPTS with the fightin' Texas Aggie class of '04. After 12 years in Christian Camp ministry, he still spends as much time outside as possible, already having lived in Austin, Columbus, and Tyler, TX; also on Lake Tahoe, and even Auckland, New Zealand. While his professional passion is to set up the TX FilmWorks team with the tools they need to tell beautifully crafted stories for our clients, Joe's best life is still lived with his five kids and beautiful wife Emily.
Suzanne DeMaret
Sponsorship Administrator
Suzanne, a fourth-generation Aggie, graduated from Texas A&M with a B.B.A. in marketing. She headed to Dallas and began a corporate career in computer and software sales, covering the Metroplex and the Midwest. Suzanne continued in software sales and marketing until joining TexAgs in 2010. She loves working with sponsors to help them get the most out of their association with TexAgs.
Jacob Fuller
Operations and Marketing Manager
Jacob joined TexAgs in 2018. A native of Fort Worth, he returned there after graduating from Texas A&M with a Telecommunications & Media Studies degree in 2009. He spent time in music licensing and worked at a full service creative agency before returning to Aggieland. Jacob wears many hats, from digital marketing and strategy for TexAgs and our F5 Sports network partners, to managing the day to day operations of our office. You will most likely see him interacting on the entertainment board.
Jason Howell
Senior Recruiting Analyst
Jason joined TexAgs in May of 2016 as a senior recruiting analyst. He came to TexAgs after a 13-year stint at Rivals.com in various roles and capacities. Most recently, he served as a Mid-South Regional Recruiting Analyst, covering recruiting throughout the four-state region of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A native of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Jason graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Economics.
Dalton Hughes
Director of Content
Dalton joined TexAgs in January of 2017 as an intern. The swiss army knife of the office, he has held many different positions in his time with the company, now serving primarily as the Director of Content. When he’s not at work, you can find him with his girlfriend Ashlyn and their dog Sunshine. Dalton graduated from Texas A&M with a BA in History ('18).
Andrew Kilzer
Executive Producer, Texas FilmWorks
Andrew (Texas A&M Class of 2007) rejoined the TexAgs Team in January 2016 as General Manager of TexAgs Studios. He previously worked with TexAgs from 2006 - 2012 as Media Director and Head Moderator (responsible for 747 bans). Andrew is excited to develop high quality and compelling video production for clients outside of the TexAgs building. He and his lovely wife Jen are the parents of three small humans.
Dolores Liucci
Administrative Specialist
Dolores joined the startup team of the Maroon & White Report in December of 1998 with Hunter Goodwin and Billy Liucci — and as they say, 'the rest is history.' Her responsibilities include customer service relations and everything in between. Her passion is being able to bring 110 percent total satisfaction to friends and customers of TexAgs.
David Nuño
Director of Broadcast Media
David Nuño joins TexAgs as the Director of Broadcast Media and host of TexAgs Radio after working for almost a decade with ABC13 in Houston, where he covered the Astros' run to the 2017 World Series, traveled with the Rockets for several playoff runs, and traveled with the Texans. Nuño interweaved his "No Layups" podcast into the fabric of a sportscast, a first in the industry. David grew up in Houston and has a degree in broadcast journalism from Texas A&M. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children, Christian, Cruz, Anneliese and Isla.
Sarah Beth Oelze
NIL Administrator
Sarah Beth worked in customer support at TexAgs all throughout her time as a student at Texas A&M. After she graduated in 2020 with a degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences she left TexAgs for a short stint but inevitably returned as the new NIL Administrator. In her free time Sarah Beth enjoys spending time outdoors or staying at home with her cats, houseplants, and husband Garrett.
Garrett Oelze
Software Developer
Garrett joined TexAgs as a sophomore in high school, interning during the summer of 2013, and now works full-time as a software developer. In his free time, Garrett enjoys making music and working on other programming projects.
Maranda Powers
Director of Sales and Events
Originally from Flower Mound, Texas, Maranda Powers graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with her bachelors degree, and completed her Masters in 2019. She specializes in Leadership and Development and is a Certified Mediator. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Tyler Powers, and is a proud dog mom to Malibu and Champ.
Ali Russell
Media Specialist
Ali Russell is a former member of the Texas A&M women’s soccer team. Since graduating in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in communication, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in marketing. On campus, Ali has been involved in FCA, volunteer work and grown her passion for Mental Health awareness and advocacy into a student-athlete organization called F.A.C.E. mental health (Fostering Athletes Continued Excellence). When not working, Ali enjoys spending time with family and friends, sunset drives, listening to music and traveling.
David Sandhop
Director of Recruiting
David joined TexAgs in 2014 after publishing and co-owning the very first Texas A&M premium sports website, Aggie Websider, founded in 1994 by Tony Hooten. He oversees TexAgs' recruiting coverage and assists with A&M baseball and basketball coverage. Until 2009 he worked for the Texas A&M System, where he oversaw the agency's technology commercialization program with NASA. David is an unapologetic Cincinnati Bengals, New York Knicks and Houston Astros fan.
Nick Savage
TexAgs Radio Producer
Nick joined the TexAgs crew in August of 2022. Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, he followed his brother and father to continue the family tradition of attending Texas A&M where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. When Nick isn't at TexAgs, he is pursuing a career in Play by Play Broadcasting, watching Astros baseball or enjoying a NASCAR race on Sunday afternoons.
Katie Smith
Social Media Manager
Originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Katie graduated at Texas A&M with her bachelor's in Business Management in 2022 and a master’s in Sport Management in 2023. She spent her four years playing collegiate soccer, also serving as team captain. Outside of her love for playing and watching sports, Katie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing with her dog, Milo, and reading books.
Elizabeth Sullivan
Staff Accountant
One of the original posters on TexAgs, Elizabeth was Head Senior Moderator for eight years before becoming Staff Accountant in 2009. She and her husband, Steve Sullivan ’72, own the UPS Store in Bryan, Texas. They have one son, Chris Sullivan ’98. Both Steve and Chris were Drum Majors in the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band. Chris is married to Dr. Kelly Sullivan and they have two daughters, Chloe and Avery, who are the joy of Elizabeth’s life.
Matt Taylor
Videographer, Texas FilmWorks
Matt joined Texas FilmWorks/ TexAgs in May of 2022. Originally from Wichita, KS, Matt quickly found himself in the great state of Texas. He moved to the state to attend Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and received a BA in Communications and an emphasis in Media Production. After college, Matt found himself working all over Texas in film and television. He has now found himself in BCS with Texas FilmWorks ready to tell great stories. When not working, Matt loves traveling, wildlife photography, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.
Stewart Wade
Creative Director
Stewart joined TexAgs in 2013 after working 10 years in advertising as an art director and designer. After graduating from A&M in 2004 and marrying his high school sweetheart, he soon fled the state for sunny California. He spent eight years in LA before returning to the motherland with his wife and three kids. Stewart manages TexAgs' social media presence, the overall user experience and the TexAgs brand.
Richard Zane
Managing Editor
Richard graduated from Texas A&M in December of 2019 with a degree in Telecommunication and finished his master's in Sport Management in May of 2023. Since beginning at TexAgs, the Flower Mound native has worked as reporter, publisher and radio personality. "Big Shooter" is a diehard Dodgers and Red Wings fan.

Support Staff

Cade Bickham
Associate Producer
Cade is a 4th generation Aggie from Grand Junction, Colorado, and he graduates May 2024 with a degree in Sport Management. He started as a radio intern and continues his work behind the scenes of the radio show. He is also a part of the Texas A&M Club Baseball team. Other than that he recently started running, watches his favorite shows, and has been trying to get his roommates into the Premier League.
Cade Draughon
Assistant Recruiting Analyst
Cade is a third-generation Aggie set to graduate in 2023 with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Sports Management. He began working at TexAgs as a recruiting intern and helped maintain the website’s database. Previously, Cade worked at 12th Man Productions where he helped make the Texas A&M Athletics documentary, Standing Room Only. Growing up in League City, Cade has always loved sports and has been working in sports journalism for over eight years now.
Luke Evangelist
Host, Reporter
Luke Evangelist is a first-generation Aggie from Dallas, Texas, and is set to graduate in May 2024 with a degree in Business Honors Marketing and a minor in Sports Management. Luke joined the TexAgs team as a radio intern and now covers basketball and co-hosts From the East Side, Gamblin' Geezers and The Reed Report. Luke is a big fan of the #PackReedPropaganda movement, and in his spare time, he is busy plotting his revenge on Richard and Dalton.
Olivia Farber
Customer Support
Olivia is a meteorology major and mathematics minor graduating in December of 2024, after which she hopes to pursue a career in environmental policy. She is originally from Friendswood, Texas, where her dad raised her on NCAA football and the NFL. Her passion for the sport remains strong today in her following of the Aggies and Cincinnati Bengals. Olivia's other interests include reading, working out, NCAA baseball, and hanging out with her friends.
James Hernandez
Publisher, Reporter
El Paso native James Hernández is a Communication major graduating spring of 2023. James joined the TexAgs crew in fall 2021 as an intern and now works as a writer and publisher. When James isn’t working for TexAgs or the Industrial Assessment Center, you can find him developing film in his makeshift darkroom, playing bass or reading. James also manages and produces an independent international arts publication that has been distributed to 14 countries since 2021 and was a featured contributor for Texas Highways Magazine’s September 2022 issue.
Makenna Johnson
Customer Support
Makenna is a class of 2027 Education major from Argyle, Texas. After graduation she plans to teach middle school math and coach. Growing up in an Aggie household she found her love for Aggie sports at a young age. Some of Makenna’s favorite things include playing pickleball, BJ’s pizookies, and spending time with friends and family.
Zoe Kelton
Production Assistant
Zoe joined the TexAgs crew in May of 2022 as a TexAgs Radio intern. She is set to graduate from Texas A&M in 2024 with a degree in Agricultural Communication and Journalism. A College Station local, Zoe has been a lifelong Aggie fan. In her freetime, she enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling and playing golf.
Logan Meadows
Customer Support
Logan is planning to attend nursing school at Texas A&M in 2024. She was raised to be an Aggie so TexAgs feels like home to her. Logan’s first love when it comes to sports is Texas A&M, followed by the Dallas Cowboys and Patrick Mahomes. She has lived in BCS for a majority of her life, except for the six years she lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with her family. In her free time, Logan loves reading, writing, playing the guitar, rock climbing, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Kay Naegeli
Publisher, Reporter
Kay Naegeli is third-generation Aggie set to graduate in 2024 with a degree in Communication and a minor in Sports Management. She began at TexAgs as an intern covering the softball beat and now works as a reporter, publisher and helps to be a part of TexAgs Radio. Growing up in Katy, Kay grew up around football and played sports all her life. When she isn’t working, she most likely in the gym or trying to make her sorority roommates enjoy sports.
Paytan Parham
Part-Time Sales Assistant
Paytan Parham is a class of 2026 Business Management major and Sport Management minor. She started with TexAgs in the summer of 2023 as a sales and events intern and stayed on in a role working with sponsors. Paytan grew up a West Texas Aggie fan in Midland, thinking it was normal for pumpjacks to outnumber trees. She has always loved sports: playing, watching, and analyzing the details. Paytan also loves working out, a ski run without moguls, a friendly game of pickleball, and late night Sonic runs with friends.
Karlina Sample
Texas Aggies United Host
Karlina Sample is a former captain of the Texas A&M women's soccer team. Since graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2022, Karlina is now working towards earning her master's in Entrepreneurial Leadership. On campus, Karlina is involved in Maroon Coats, an organization affiliated with the Texas A&M Foundation, and is also a part of the Texas A&M National Society of Leadership and Success. Karlina enjoys spending time with her dog Otis, exercising and traveling when she can.
Ashlyn Stevens
Events Assistant
Ashlyn is a first-generation Aggie from Magnolia, Texas, and is set to graduate in December 2024. She is pursuing a degree in Sport Management as well as a certificate in Professional Event Management. Ashlyn joined the TexAgs team in April 2023 as an events assistant and has since taken on a major role in running the office tailgates. When she’s not in school or working at TexAgs, Ashlyn has a passion for honey bees and beekeeping.
Kylie Stoner
Customer Support, Reporter
Kylie is a class of 2024 Journalism major from Keller, Texas. Her minors include Sports Management and Communications. She began working at TexAgs in the Spring of 2022. Kylie's favorite sport is soccer, and she will likely talk your ear off about it if you ask. When she's not working, Kylie is likely hanging out with her friends or her cat, Pumpkin.
Chris Swann
Photographer
Chris is a class of 2026 Journalism major and Sports Management minor from Winnsboro, Texas. Chris joined the TexAgs crew in Spring 2023 as a photography intern and continues to capture Texas A&M sporting events. He also serves as a photographer The Battalion. Chris has always loved photography as well as sports, and combining the two has become his new passion. When not working, you can find Chris playing guitar, going on hiking trips or making late night runs to Raising Cane’s.
Noel White
Senior Production Assistant, Texas FilmWorks
Noel joined the crew as a Production Assistant in the summer of 2021. She is originally from Giddings, Texas, but from the years 2007 to 2013, she lived overseas in India with her family. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Noel joined Texas A&M (class of ’23) and is currently studying Visualization with a specialization in Animation. In her free time, she enjoys painting, hanging out with friends, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors.

Interns

Hannah Brown
Intern
Idani Cantu
Intern
Kelly Cothern
Intern
Justin DeLuca
Intern
Alex Frugoni
Intern
Callie Garner
Intern
Madison Guy
Intern
Kelii Horvath
Intern
Will Huffman
Intern
Ethan Jones
Intern
Jackson Moss
Intern
Emma Neuman
Intern
Madison Orr
Intern
Caitlin Torn
Intern
Ryan Tyndall
Intern
 
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