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MiningStore Team

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JP Baric MiningStore Team CEO

JP Baric

Chief Executive Officer

MiningStore’s CEO, JohnPaul Baric, has been an avid Bitcoin activist since 2013 and has been a key player in the crypto mining space for almost five years. He has overseen ten mining deployments and introduced hundreds of people into the space. JP is passionate about the mining industry and loves helping others learn and benefit from this amazing technology. He is truly at the forefront of the Blockchain industry and will be a continual thought-leader in the space.

Zac Safron

Investor Relations

Zac a Bitcoin investor since 2015, has deep expertise and relationships in the digital currency mining industry. He’s been featured in digital asset summits across the world and has participated as a keynote speaker to discuss the institutionalization of the digital currency mining space. 

Jack Z. Sherman

Chief Relations Officer

Over his career, Jack has built an elite base of political, commercial, and individual contacts throughout the world. He uses these contacts and his 30+ years in financing energy projects to provide global development for Aurum by introducing the company to industry-leading energy and financial institutions globally.

Jordan German

Mining Sales Consultant

Jordan is a Bitcoiner focused on helping individuals and institutions mine Bitcoin at the ease of purchasing miners. He views Bitcoin mining as the orange pill for investors and business minded people, and uses his background in business to answer MiningStore client questions and be a trusted consultant.

Andrew Edmonds

Customer Success Specialist

Andrew brings almost a decade of Client Services experience to the team, having Sales and Customer Success roles across the Construction, Digital Marketing, and Financial Services industries. A passionate hobbyist in the bitcoin world since 2017, he's extremely excited to engage with and guide MiningStore's customers post-sale. He graduated from the Boston University School of Management and currently resides in Texas.

Matthew Festa

Site Architect and Designer

Matthew Festa has worked in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry for over 10 years. Matthew began working as a draftsman for a small architecture firm focusing on small restaurant and coffee chains and residential projects. He later transitioned to a position as Lighting designer for an MEP firm where he worked on major hospitals and outpatient treatment centers, as well as higher education projects. He now works as an architectural consultant and visual, design, & construction (VDC) project manager in New York.  He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma, with a minor in Sustainability. He is currently obtaining a Masters of Science in Biomimicry from Arizona State University.

Daniel Kauffman


Daniel Kauffman is an energy sector consultant and entrepreneur with whose practice focuses on technical due diligence, market assessment, and technology commercialization. Daniel’s formerly a Director of Strategy with Siemens Energy, as well as a Field Engineer with Schlumberger.

Brett Lawrence

Global Sourcing

Founder and President of Velociter Group, LLC since 2005, following previous work in global sourcing for IBM and Flextronics.  Velociter provides overseas sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain consulting services to a wide range of industries.  While our core business focuses on items fabricated from metals [primarily Steel and Aluminum], our customers also buy textiles, capital equipment, magnets, injection molded plastics and and many other products.

Tawny Crabb

Asset Management Specialist

Tawny Crabb - Former retail manager with skills in asset management and communication with customers. Hobbies include video games, knitting, spending time with her children and family, and reading. Learning more about Bitcoin and its impact on the world each day.

Aaron Stumberg

Mining Technician

Aaron Stumberg is a technician and tester who works to maintain, diagnose, and repair miners. This ranges from completely rebuilding hashboards to prolonging the life of the equipment through preventative maintenance. Aaron firmly believes that cryptocurrency will not only prove it's relevance and necessity in a short time but will also greatly reward it's pioneers. Aaron has experience working in quality engineering with John Deere & Company and avidly works on his own PCB development with his two sons. Aaron holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Northern Iowa, and received a CSBS research grant during his last semester.

Justin Edwards

Mining Technician

Justin Edwards grew up in Grundy Center, Iowa and previously lived outside of Chicago, Illinois. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He is married with two daughters and loves spending time with his family.

Jonathan Sires

Data Technician

Jonathan Sires is a mining data technician who works to maintain, diagnose, and repair miners. His interest in the bitcoin industry drove him to buy his own miners. After seeing The Miningstore on Tik tok, he relaized he was a short drive away and visted the site. This led to him joining the team at mining store

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