The Oil Vault Team

Meet our team

Lars & Kera:


Lars Birkeland (Co-Founder & CEO):

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah by great parents who taught me the values of hard work, honesty, and integrity. I try each day to reflect those values in how I live my life. Fifteen years ago, I was blessed to marry Kera, my best friend. Together, we have five beautiful children. We have also provided a loving and safe home for many foster children. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Micronesia, Guam and am an Eagle Scout. My favorite restaurant is Harpoon Henry's at Dana Point, Calif.

Favorite Quote:

"A man should keep on being constructive, and do constructive things. He should take part in the things that go on in this wonderful world. He should be someone to be reckoned with. He should live life and make every day count, to the very end. Sometimes it's tough. But that's what I'm going to do." JW Marriott

Kera Birkeland (Co-Founder and Head of Business Development):

Kera was born in Montana and spent part of her youth in New York. She received her education at Brigham Young University. Kera met Lars while attending BYU. Kera has owned her own Child Care Faculty/Preschool for over 6 years. She enjoys politics, friends and family, and a clean home.

Favorite Quotes:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -- Maya Angelou

"The Lord is more concerned with our availability than our capabilities because He knows our possibilities" Neal A. Maxwell

Devin Miller (Co-Founder & CTO):

Devin Miller, chief technology officer of Oil Vault

Devin was born in Arizona and grew up in Mountain Green, Utah. He went to Brigham Young University to get degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mandarin Chinese. Devin met his wife while at BYU. He then went to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio to get this Law Degree and MBA. Devin enjoys rebuilding classic cars, snowmobiling, hiking, backpacking, and anything else outdoors.

Favorite Quote:

“Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give... it's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.”
― Rocky Balboa


Melanie Sarao (Blogger):


Oil Vault Blogger Melanie Sarao



Melanie Sarao grew up in Washington State, attended Ricks College, BYU-Hawaii and served a Spanish speaking mission to central Florida. She met her husband Angel after settling in Ogden, Utah and are now the parents of three lively children. Melanie uses her gift of creativity in her daily life as she homeschools, teaches in her calling and writes for entertainment. They currently live just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.