Staff Profiles & Favorites

Grant Hiller

Grant Hiller – Owner

I smoked cigarettes for 10+ years and tried to quit more times than I could count in that span. Near the end of my cigarette addiction, I didn’t even enjoy it… I would light a cigarette up just to throw it out! After trying the gums, patches and lozenges with no success, I figured I would give Vaping a whirl. I started with Blu Cigs way back when but it just wasn’t enough. I still got the cravings while driving and especially after meals so I decide to start researching what these larger devices were all about! I contacted a good friend who owned a shop and let him know I was interested in coming in! Stopped by the following day, spent about $50 on a complete setup and the rest is history! About a month later, I completely quit smoking cigarettes and Vaping quickly became more then just a device. It became my hobby and a true passion! About a year later, me and my best friend from High School brewed up this wild idea to bring a Vape Shop to the middle of Salt Lake City, UT and become a true one stop shop! We wanted all the juice, all the mods, the best atmosphere, superb customer service, but more then anything… We wanted to help people with what can be a very intimidating switch from analog cigarettes to the wonderful world of Vaping! We wanted people to feel the relief we felt from beating a deadly addiction! Hands down, Vaping has been the biggest blessing in my life to date. My lungs can breathe, my teeth aren’t yellow, I don’t wake up with a cough and best of all, I get to help countless people every day make the switch to a healthier alternative! The impact Vaping has on peoples life is incredible and being in the middle of it all over the last few years has been remarkable! From Day 1 to today, our focus has and will always remain the same. Help the next person make the switch! #VapingSavedMyLife

Grant’s Favorites

Grady Mason – Owner

Like most of you out there I’d imagine. I started smoking cigarettes when I was an early teenager. Before I knew it I had been smoking cigarettes for 13 plus years. I moved to Brigham city from Las Vegas. Everywhere I looked I saw these people using ecigs. So I did some research, decided if I wanted this to work I should just get the best set up I could. So I went to a local store picked up a Provari with everything I needed. For the next few months I battled back and forth with learning all there is too learn with e-cigarettes. During this time one of my best friends in high school comes down to Salt Lake City to visit. Well it just happened to turn out that we were both vaping. Long story short I took him to some shops, after going to a few and learning more about it. We decided we should try and open up a shop of our own. At first for me anyways, it was a way to change my future, own a business, and hopefully be successful at it. But before we even opened the shop on July 25th 2013 my whole outlook on iVape changed. I now knew what I wanted iVape to be I wanted it to help people. Quitting cigarettes is one of the hardest things to do, switching to digital is even harder. There is so much to learn people can become overwhelmed. Which in turn takes them back to cigarettes. Grant and I set out to open a shop where that would never happen. We wanted our customers to feel as comfortable as possible as soon as they walked thru the door. We never wanted to be out of juice, cartos, tanks, nothing ever. As well as having a well stocked shop we wanted our customer service to be 110% all the time. Every question answered. We didn’t want anyone to have to go back to smoking cigarettes because they weren’t familiar with the products they just bought. It wasn’t just a business to me anymore it had became a way of life for me. Now approaching our 2 year anniversary mark, I’m so thankful that I got into this industry. It truly has opened up my eyes and realized how big your family can become. Everyday I help people, whether it be, to completely quit smoking cigarettes, or go from smoking a pack a day to a pack a week. I have heard so many heartfelt stories from customers of how vaping saved their lives. Not to mention all the friendships I have gained along the way. I don’t go to work everyday, I go to a place that I love. I just hope that I can help people fall in love with vaping the way I did. It has changed my life forever and I will always be thankful for vaping, the people involved, and last but not least, and most importantly You.

Grady Mason

Grady’s Favorites

Mods

Drip Tips

#1 Still Chuck Innovations
#2 Still Chuck Innovations
#3 Still Chuck Innovations

Chad Laucomer

Chad Laucomer – Assistant Manager

Over the last few years of being in this industry, I have had the great pleasure of helping people add a few years back to their lives by making the switch from analog cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. I know that for the majority of you coming into the store for the first time, making that switch seems way more confusing than it should be. But believe me, we are trying to make it as accessible as we can. My passion for this industry has led me to acquire the education and information necessary to make the switch from the old trusty “analogs” to the ever so confusing world of “electronic” that much easier. And what good is having information if you can’t share it with others?

Our goal is to hopefully allow each and everyone one you to get to spend more time with your friends and family. By making this amazing and difficult decision you have made to take a step forward in a healthier life style.You have already done the hardest part I just hope to make this transition as easy as possible. I would also like to thank each and everyone of you for allowing me to be a part of this life changing transition for you, it is truly a honor to get to help you with this beautiful step in your life.

I have also had the great pleasure of getting to know some of the greatest people I have ever had the honor to know, purely because of being in this industry. I would like to thank all of the customers throughout the years for supporting all of us and allowing us to serve all of you.

I truly thank you for your patronage and for allowing me to–I hope–help all of you.

Chad M Laucomer
@cMarshallGo

(P.S. Don’t forget to tell me what you thought of that flavor)

Chad’s Favorites

Mods

Tube – Tugboat V2
Box – VaporShark 200W
Honorable Mention to IPV Mini 2

RDA’s

#1 Tugboat V2 with Anarchist Cap
#2 Mutation X V4 with StillChuck Chuff Cap
#3 Tugboat V2 w/ Slam Cap
#4 Kennedy w/ Gremlin cap

Drip Tips

#1 Still Chuck Innovations
#2 Still Chuck Innovations
#3 Still Chuck Innovations

Alex Ogilvie – Assistant Manager

I love being a part of the vape industry for many reasons but what stands out most for me are all the amazing people that I know because of it. Vaping has not only made me a healthier, happier person but it has facilitated many new amazing friendships! Through this industry I have had many life changing experiences that I would not trade for the world!

Alex Ogilvie

Alex’s Favorites

RDA’s

#1 Kennedy by Kennedy Enterprises
#2 Tugboat RDA by Flawless
#3 Mephisto RDA by El Diablo

Drip Tips

#1 Still Chuck Innovations
#2 Still Chuck Innovations
#3 Still Chuck Innovations

Joey Woodward

Joey Woodward – Web Manager

I’m one of those people who finds a way to make money at what I love to do. Working in the Vape industry is one of those things that makes me really happy. I knew this industry was going to grow into the monster that it is today and that I would love it. Back in 2011, I started selling disposable e-cigs retail online and wholesale to distributors, and smoke shops. Back then, Vape shops weren’t really around yet. It was a decent success! In 2014 I created and hosted Utah’s first nationwide Vape tradeshow, ViP Vape Street in Salt Lake City. After that event is where I began to gain traction in the industry by meeting great people out of state, like Austin from Cuttwood, Erika from Local Vape and a lot more. As well as great people in state like Grant and Grady at iVape. I knew I wanted to work Grant and Grady, so I always kept in touch with them over the next year. During that time, we spoke a lot about rebuilding iVape’s website to become one of the largest online retail websites in the industry. We knew we could do that just by giving the website the same look as the Taylorsville, UT store, we just had to sell all of the same products and provide the same great service too. After months of planning and creation, the website is online and fully functional as of June, 2015. It’s everything all of us at iVape imagined and more. I’m so excited to continue to work with Grant and Grady to build iVape larger. I’m also so excited to continue to help our customers save their lives and better their lives all because of Vaping. The fact that there is finally something that helps people quit smoking, and ultimately changes their lives for the better is amazing to me. Vaping also gives people a fun hobby that always keeps them busy. There are a ton of really great people in the Vape industry and I’m very fortunate to have met a lot of the key players that got it moving. I also love that things are always changing for the better, thanks to all of the innovators in this Vape industry. I will always be a apart of it as long as it will let me.

Joey’s Favorites

Raleigh “Fingers” Nentwich – Professional Vape Tender

Like others in the shop Vaping has opened my eyes to healthier life choices, quitting smoking being a given. Being a smoker provided me with many setbacks in my life but quitting gave me an understand of what life can be.
Vaping to me is more than just nicotine consumption or a hobby. It’s a passion. I thrive off of learning people’s progression into our community through quitting combustibles and what it has done for their lives. So for that I am humbled to see each new face in our doors and I feel privileged to learn others progressive process. Because of Vape, I have self wealth.

Raleigh Nentwich

Raleigh’s Favorites

Mods

# 1 Copper Kwatro Kantos by Kontrabida Kustoms – Hardest hitting device in my collection
#2 V1 Warlock Box by Rave Works – Beautiful craftsmanship
#3 Ego Twist – the beginning of my journey

RDA’s

#1 Tugboat V2 RDA by Flawless – Company says it all
#2 Kennedy RDA by Kennedy Enterprises – clean look and outstanding Performance
#3 Mephisto RDA by El Diablo

Drip Tips

#1 Still Chuck Innovations
#2 Still Chuck Innovations
#3 Still Chuck Innovations

Chris Fisher

Chris Fisher – Professional Vape Tender

I love working in this industry for the fact that I get to help people. Helping people find the best flavors along side the highest end products. I enjoy helping people quit smoking and to live a longer life. My favorite part about working in the industry is I get to meet new people and see first hand how vaping has become a huge part of there lives just like it has mine. This industry has helped me learn new things everyday and be excited about new products coming in. It has become my hobby and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my time. I come to work with a smile on my face because I know I’m making a difference in someone’s life!

Chris’s Favorites

Alexus Obayashi – Professional Vape Tender

I love working in this industry because I love helping people get into a healthier lifestyle. Seeing everyone come in regularly and making new friendships is absolutely incredible to me. I’ve met so many people I call family now and work in the first vape shop I ever walked into and looked up to. Vaping has changed my life and I couldn’t picture what life would be like without it.

Alexus Obayashi

Alexus’s Favorites

Mods

# 1 Stingray XTI
#2 Vapor Shark rDNA 40

Drip Tips

#1 Still Chuck Innovations
#2 Still Chuck Innovations
#3 Still Chuck Innovations

Nick Fox

Nick Fox – Professional Vape Tender

I love working in the industry because I myself used vaping to quit smoking. I was at about two packs a day and vaping has completely changed my life for the better. Being able to pass that on to other people and watch the smile on their face when they get their new set up and take that first pull off of it… Nothing compares. I truly love what I do and I am sure that shows when your in the shop!

Nick’s Favorites

Mods

#1 The Rig by VAMP
#2 HexOhm by Craving Vapor

RDA’s

#1 Dark Horse by Steam Angel
#2 Tugboat V2 by Flawless

Drip Tips

#1 Still Chuck Innovations
#2 Still Chuck Innovations
#3 Still Chuck Innovations

Mitch Nazer – Professional Vape Tender

I love working in the industry simply because I’m passionate about it. I love working at iVape because providing customers with excellent service and knowledge is extremely important to me. I’ve personally seen the positive impact the vaping industry can have not only with my own personal experiences but with family and friends as well. It feels great to watch people make such a drastic life change for the better. To be able to help people make that change is very gratifying and I look forward to continuing to do so for a long time to come!

Mitch Nazer

Mitch’s Favorites