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Justin Burkhaulter

Founder | CEO | CFO
My passion for electronics started early in life. As a child, I was always fascinated by how things worked and “what was inside.” So much so that I even took apart a brand new Nintendo on my birthday that was a gift from my parents. I was 7 or 8 years old at the time, and it continued with me in life.
While attending college in 2008, I worked as a sales associate at a local big box electronics store. That is where I got my first taste in the installation of electronics. I was fortunate enough to spend my 20s growing in the industry, starting at the bottom of the ladder as a pre-wire tech with a custom integration firm. While there, I watched the evolution of satellite tv, then HD TV, and on into flat panel TVs. I think that is one of the things I love so much about technology. It continues to grow and evolve.
I continued to aspire to higher and higher goals in the industry, obtaining many certifications which gave me the opportunity to have more input and experience through real-world applications. I owe a lot of my success to those individuals I worked for. They saw my passion for the industry and allowed me to develop my skills. I was able to learn more about business ownership as a whole and how to communicate well with others.
I started Bandera Networks in 2014 with myself and a 2005 F150 pickup. I believed there was a high demand for the home network to evolve to mimic a business network. More and More devices were going online, and the AV industry was not keeping up from a service level. There was a niche, and we responded to it. As time passed, I rolled my knowledge of Audio Video and Home Automation back into the list of services we offered, many because our clients requested us to.
Today, my passion is still home electronics and using them to simplify the daily lives of our clients. We believe that working technology makes people happy; we exist to make people happy. We have taken this to the next level by servicing the Multi-Family industry, not just the amenity spaces. We take the technology to every apartment in the complex.
When I'm not working on Bandera Networks, I enjoy my home life with my wonderful wife, Natalie, who is the true rock behind Bandera Networks. Natalie's support has never faltered and means so much to me. I love you, sweetheart!
We have two children, Jenna and Brian. Being the best father I can be for them is the happiest feeling in the world. I love them so much and enjoy seeing them flourish in the world.
When we have time off, we love traveling, seeing new places, and playing games with the kids.
“There is nothing you can't do, only things you haven't done yet.”

Thor Olson

I have focused on business operations during my 18 years as a systems integrator, designer, programmer, installer, and now owner. I have developed a strong skill set and intuition towards building and running an efficient and productive business in both the custom electronics industry and multi-family space.
I joined Bandera in January 2020 as a technician with Justin’s vision of opening a new business in the multifamily sector. The pandemic offered an opportunity in a time of uncertainty and the need for remote showings of rentals for our clients. Our newfound opportunity drove home the need for strategic operations and process standardization. This ultimately allowed Justin and I to partner on this new journey for Bandera Networks!
Home is my sanctuary. My beautiful wife and mother of our three wonderful children make our house into a home. We love the water, and it makes no difference whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean — it is where we are most content.

  • Self-Proclaimed Jack of All Trades, Master of Some!
  • Never met a gummy bear I didn’t like
  • I love to puzzle
  • Assistant Coach for five years for son’s Little League Team
  • Could eat Mexican food every day
  • Not named after the superhero
  • Married on the beach in Florida
  • Favorite holiday is Christmas
  • Favorite place to be is home with my family
  • Titanium rod in my leg from a flag football accident
  • Certified - Design and Programmer Chirp Access Control
  • Certified - Design and Programmer Brivo Access Control
  • Certified - Design and Programmer of Lutron RA2 and Homeworks
  • Certified - Programmer of Crestron
  • Certified - Programmer of Control 4
  • Certified - Programmer of RTI
  • Certified - THX Video Calibration
  • Certified - McIntosh McMasters Program
  • Certified - Cedia - Electronic Systems Technician
  • Certified - Cedia - Electronic Systems Networking
  • Certified - Cedia - Electronic Systems Designer
  • Certified - SBCA -Satellite Broadcasting Communications Association, Design, and Installation of Commercial / Hospitality SMATV Cable Systems (DirecTV / DishNetwork)
  • Apprentice Electrician

Edward Arrona

Director of Network and AV
Edward oversees Banderas’ residential operations, heading the network and AV division. In January 2018, Edward joined Bandera after selling his partnership with a previous AV installation company. His experience and enthusiasm for the company have been invaluable. In addition to enjoying the day-to-day operations of the field, he enjoys research and development the most. In order to ensure a satisfactory product, he loves being the “guinea pig” for any new technology. In addition to sales and design, he is involved in project management and new client development, and he is committed to making sure all clients are happy with the technology they use. Despite working in the industry for 17 years, he has never considered it work. Edward is an avid Star Trek fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and five cats. As a way to unwind, he enjoys trying out new recipes on his smoker and going to the gun range.

Stephanie Johnson

Director of Human Resources
Stephanie joined the Bandera team in November of 2021 for a change of pace from accounting to the world of human resources. Technology has been the theme in her career since moving to Texas in 2000, working in the IT, AV, and even the car audio industry.
When she isn’t working, she is in the stands watching her daughter play softball or spending time with family and friends.

Jamie Connelly

Warehouse Manager
Was a professional A/V installer for 25 years before Bandera, the last 15 years working as an independent contractor.
I have been with Bandera Networks for three years now. I was hired as Warehouse/Fleet Manager to keep the warehouse stocked with inventory and order all equipment needed to complete A/V jobs.
I like being outdoors, hiking, and gardening.

Estefania Perea

Fleet and Asset Coordinator
I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BA in Liberal Arts and worked in different marketing agencies. I switched my career path and had the opportunity to work in the automotive industry and managed around 150 fleet vehicles; my creative thinking and deadline-driven sparked a passion for innovative solutions and improving operations. I came on board with Bandera in November 2022. I’m excited to lead our team to success through forward-thinking and creative solutions.

  • Fun Fact #1: I love art and travel, great food, and spending time with my two dogs, Molly and Lulu.
  • Fun Fact #2: My biggest fear is creepy crawling bugs.
  • Fun Fact #3: My celebrity crush is Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic.

Sean Arnn

Field Operations Manager
Sean Arnn is an Operations Manager with experience working alongside the executive team of Bandera since December 2020. Sean is responsible for managing IoT staff, scheduling projects, and working with strategic partners.
Sean has multiple years of experience in low-voltage electrical systems, with years of management experience in the oil field as well.
Sean is a powerful force in the workplace and uses his positive attitude to encourage others to “work hard and stay humble.”
Sean is inspired by his beautiful wife, their two daughters, and their youngest son.
In his free time, Sean likes to be outdoors hunting and spending time with friends and family.

Joey Salazar

Field Operations Manager
I have previously worked at different jobs/companies, as we all have, but I never had a sense that I was part of a family until I found Bandera. Our structure and culture are second to none.
I am one of the Ops Managers at Bandera, overseeing operational activities for our IOT department. In short, my goal is to measure productivity by analyzing performance and financial data, enabling me to provide strategic solutions to any and all unforeseen circumstances.
I have an enormous family, so most of my spare time is enjoyed at a sports complex of some sort watching my children have fun. If not there, I will be standing behind a grill, making magic happen.

Brandon Vo

I joined the Bandera family in July of 2023. I have spent the past 15 years in an operations multi-unit leadership role in the retail and food industries. I joined the HR team here, as I have a strong passion for connecting and building relationships with people. Our culture and core values are best in class and I hope to continue to build upon that foundation.
The majority of my free time is spent with my son or trying to stay out of the rough on the golf course. I am a native of the DFW area and a huge fan of the Cowboys, Stars, Mavs, and Rangers!

Stephanie Petty

I spent the first 12 years of my career as an Orthodontic Assistant.I loved helping people grow their confidence through their smiles. I resigned from my position in 2017 when my last son was born with Down Syndrome. I took 2 years to tend to my son's medical needs as well as getting accustomed to this new amazing life of having a child with different abilities!
I decided to twist things up and dove into the construction world in 2019. Generally in custom pool builds, Residential and Commercial new construction and remodels. I have since spent the last 5 years in contracting doing an array of things such as Office Management, Accounting, Scheduling, Operations, you name it. I love a good challenge and learning new things. I came on board with Bandera Networks in August of 2023 and look forward to collaborating and utilizing my skills to continue to build and strengthen our Operations Department.
When I am not working I enjoy my time with my Husband of 15 years and our 3 children. If it's not at one of my daughters sporting events, it's traveling and exploring new places. We like to stay busy and enjoy making memories with our kids.

Quartaya Barnes

Project Manager

Growing up I have always been drawn to the progression of the latest technologies and software. I remember getting my first Gateway desktop computer in the 3rd grade and spending all day figuring out what a computer application was and the vast uses of them. From that day on, learning new technology has always been a passion of mine.

As a child of two military parents, my siblings and I were accustomed to adapting to new environments and types of people. The life of a military brat also helped me value the importance of family, and because I have a big family I was able to remain grounded. My family taught me to express myself through art and technology which contributed to my communication skills through life.

I later became an IT specialist during my own military career in the Army National Guard. This helped hone my skills as a strategic thinker and honorable leader as I continued to grow.
Outside of the military, I have had the opportunity to work multiple positions in the technology and telecommunication fields. Whether I am taking apart and fixing small devices or training managers to lead their teams to successful and innovative projects, I love the ever changing landscape of technology.

If I am not indulging in the latest technology or anime show, my wife and I are spending time traveling or relaxing with our dogs. Since we do not have kids, we definitely enjoy spoiling our nieces, nephews, and overly charismatic dogs that we can never seem to have too many of. I am also pursuing a B.A. in Communications Technology from the University of Texas at Arlington, as I plan to further my education in web development and project management.

I joined Bandera in 2021 as a technician, when I first witnessed our family oriented culture and nature to push each other to grow both professionally and personally. This same culture is represented in the way we embrace our clients as a part of our family. I personally take pride in how Bandera strives for excellence in our quality of technology, culture, and how we service our clients.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
-Marianne Williamson

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