Mountain Oak Vapors is an up and coming manufacturer and supplier of e-liquid. Their following is growing exponentially, and is a testament to the quality of their product and customer orientated service.
Welcome to Modding Mavericks, where I introduce you to the people behind the vaping scenes. Steve & Brandy are the owners of Mountain Oak Vapors. A US based e-liquid company that provides great tasting juices & awesome customer service.
I now introduce you to Steve & Brandy from Mountain Oak Vapors!
Meet Steve & Brandy from Mountain Oak Vapors
TUC: How long have you been vaping?
Steve: We made the “switch” a little over a year ago. I happened to be passing through a gas station and a little disposable 510 caught my eye. Of course at the time, I didn’t even know what a “510” was! We had been thinking for some time of quitting analogs.
After 10 years of smoking, it was catching up with me. When I made it home from work that evening, my wife and I both gave it a try. We were really surprised by how natural it felt. After 2 weeks, there were no more cigarettes in our house! We haven’t looked back ever since.
TUC: What was your very first e-cigarette?
Steve: I believe the brand was an NJoy. At the time that device seemed great! It didn’t take us long to get online and find the ECF Community.
Brandy: Much MOD envy ensued!
TUC: Who or what do you believe has had the most influence on you in the vaping community, and why?
Steve: ECF. As a whole it has had a big impact on us, it’s where we’ve learned most of what we know today.
Brandy: I agree. If you know where to look, ECF has all of the information a vaper needs.
TUC: What would you say is your all time favorite movie, and why?
Steve: (laughs) I think this is where we’ll disagree. Ladies first!
Brandy: I’m a total cinephile. It’s hard for me to pick, but if I have to I’ll try to narrow it down: The Labyrinth, Spirited Away, The Big Lebowski, and The Empire Strikes Back are all movies that I have an attachment to.
Steve: I’m a bit of a cinephile, too! I’d have to say From Dusk Til’ Dawn, Pulp Fiction, Face Off, Tombstone…. you know, man stuff!
TUC: What are some of your favorite foods?
Steve: For me, it’s got to be Pizza! #1 All time favorite. I like a nice burger, too.
Brandy: I love sushi. I spent a little bit of time in California, so I was spoiled on fresh sushi.
TUC: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Steve: We are both consumed by our vaping now! But we also like to watch movies, read books, and play video games. I am a full time computer programmer. Well, I should say I was. Mountain Oak Vapors has rapidly turned into a full time operation.
Brandy: When I’m not filling orders and chatting with folks on ECF, I’m listening to music and dancing like nobody is watching!
TUC: Which ONE word do you feel best describes you?
Steve: That’s a tough question for most people to answer, so we’ll just answer for each other! Brandy is Beautiful.
Brandy: Steve is a perfectionist. It can be a wonderful thing and it can be a terrible thing. I’ll say it’s wonderful….for now. (laughs)
TUC: Which ONE word do you think your friends would use to best describe you?
Brandy: Probably “Gossip Queen”! That was two words. I’m a rebel. (laughs)
TUC: What flavor e-liquid are you vaping right now?
Steve: I’ve got a full tank of our Easter Special: Orange Chocolate Cream. It’s amazingly delicious.
Brandy: MOV Gold! It’s a testament to MOV Gold, because tobacco blends are usually not high on my list of personal vapes, but I love this.
TUC: What e-cigarette, or mod are you vaping right now?
Steve: Provari with a signature Mountain Oak Vapors sandblasted Phiniac tank and a 2.5ohm ST DC Cartomizer. Depending on the liquid, I vape from 4.6v-5.8v. I can’t put this thing down, but I saw a very nice wood mod today that I may just have to get. It’s a new XL3 mod over at discountvapers, someone sent it to me on ECF and they are very nice looking!
Brandy: My gorgeous, red Lavatube, I also have a Mountain Oak Vapors sandblasted Phiniac tank, but it’s a little different than his. We’re going to post pics of them soon so people can see them. Phiniac does beautiful work! We also have a set of 900mAh Ego-T’s that we use from time to time.
TUC: If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be, and why?
Steve: Anywhere with Brandy is good for me! I used to live in New York, but I moved down to Tennessee about 3 years ago.
Brandy: Well, you’ll be in Tennessee for a while, this is home for me!
TUC: What was the driving force for you to start supplying E-Liquid?
Steve: After trying a few different vendors, we really started getting into the DIY. It didn’t take us long to realize that some of the recipes we were making far surpassed what we had been paying for previously. Honestly, I don’t think we’re really sure when we made the ‘decision’. It just sort of…. happened.
My technical skills really helped us get a running start with the website and graphical work.
Brandy: He really means his math skills. It seems like there is so much math involved in making the perfect recipe, where the liquid is not too thick, and it’s not too thin.
So, that it sings perfectly in every device.
Steve: Brandy is where a lot of our ideas come from. As far as how we name our lines and our products, and how we market those to our customers. She is also a grammatical nightmare.. I can’t even send an e-mail without a constant spellcheck!
I’d also like to add we were very fortunate early on to have a large retailer in New York interested in whole sale buying from us for pre-filling cartomizers that they are selling with devices they manufacture. They have quite a few store fronts and that was a big confidence boost for us.
Not every e-liquid company opens their doors with that. We were proud to get that sale. We made signature blends that are exclusive to them.
TUC: How did you come up with the flavors offered?
Brandy: Even at the R&D phase it wasn’t uncommon for friends or family that entered our home to have a e-cig shoved in their face.. “Here, try this!”
We would gauge their reactions to our flavors, and take their feedback, always trying to improve the experience. Being new to e-cigarettes, I wanted them to really embrace it and have a good experience. That really inspired us as a company.
We want everyone’s MOV experience to be a great one.
Steve: Trial and error.. More trial… more errors! We just kept vaping things until we knew it was right, and even then, we vaped them some more. Some things taste good for a few minutes… or even a few hours, but by the end of the day, you’re just done with it, you know?
We made sure our liquids could be an all day vape for everyone, at least that was our goal and it still is. Even when we had that right, there was still the issue of getting the juice to perform unilaterally across devices.
That took a bit of math, tinkering, more math and finally an epiphany. After that, we opened our doors and here we are today. We will continue to perfect our recipes as we hear more feedback from our supporters.
So far, the feedback has been good. Really good!
More About Steve & Brandy
When two people fall in love, they become best friends that are always together, always doing the same things. When we met, we were both pretty heavy smokers. We smoked together. We both wanted to quit smoking and tried a few times, but one of us would fall off the wagon…and the other would follow.
When Steve came home that day with the electronic cigarettes, I thought it was just a phase, but I followed. And we’re still on that path together. To be honest, we’re so proud of each other for sticking with this. But, we wouldn’t have been able to do it if we both weren’t committed.
Neither of us can tell you when the decision to start Mountain Oak Vapors LLC was made, but it was a good decision.
It feels natural now.
Our lives revolve around vaping and we’re passionate about it. We know that a bad experience will deter someone from committing to something, so we try to ensure that our customers get the best experience from the time they contact us or place an order.
Outside of production and orders, we keep our customer support strong and have made met some very wonderful people all over the United States.
We value our customers and their interest in our company and in us.
Find Mountain Oak Vapors on the internet~~~
If you’re looking for an e-liquid supplier with awesome flavors & customer service, I highly recommend Mountain Oak Vapors!