TGE Team

John W. English

Owner & CEO

John built Tailgate Express, LLC in 2012 and has enjoyed watching it grow in our community. He and his wife Ashley, a Texas Tech Alumni, have built on-going relationships with many community businesses and Texas Tech University. John and Ashley love to travel, but wouldn’t call any other place than Lubbock home.

Colton D. English

General Manager & Co-Founder

Colton, the brains of our logistics and operations, has been along for the ride since 2012. Colton leads our operations team with a smile and enjoys helping our customer’s ideas come to life. Colton is a 2018 graduate of Texas Tech and has some exciting ideas to come for the Raiders 2019 Season!

Cody Murfee

Sales Manager

Cody is a Lubbockite through and through. Cody’s family has many successful businesses in town since 1904. Cody is the head of our Sales Team and maintains successful relationships with our customers. Cody’s customer service experience and skills are outstanding. He is able to fix any problems that may arise. Cody loves fast cars; during his free time, you might find him on the track.

Alfredo Peralez

Operations Manager

Alfredo has our operations team in line and can set up any layout in no time. Alfredo is very flexible and able to adapt to any last minute changes. Alfredo’s service in the Marines has benefited our company by being able to handle all demands. Thank you, Alfredo, for your service.

John Reeves

Corporate Sales

John, the newest member of our team, is our liaison between the corporate businesses in Lubbock and TGE. In John’s free time he runs his business, Smokin’ X. He can cook up some awesome BBQ. John also heads up our catering department. His catering experience with Smokin’ X makes him our catering pro during tailgate season.

Joel Peterson


Joel, our production guru, is a TGE original who has been a crucial part of our team since the inception of our company in 2012. He handles all of our technical needs and logistics on game day. His experience precedes him. Joel was born and raised in Lubbock and owns West Texas Data Communications.

Kendra Garza

Payroll Manager/Director

Kendra, is the head of our Payroll department. She is excellent in what she does and is committed to keeping accurate records. She is an outstanding leader and proficient in all she does. In rain or sunshine, you can always catch her with a smile on her face. Kendra and her husband, have two wonderful and beautiful children. She enjoys spending every moment with her family, and loves to serve others by giving back.



Customer Service
We are a customer service based company.

To exceed the recommended need of customer service within the scope of every event.

We embrace a leadership role within the community and among the companies we service.

We establish and collaborate with partners to find the most effective solutions.

We listen to our client’s needs and progressively move forward with new ideas most beneficial for our customers and our company as a whole.

We encourage an atmosphere centered around teamwork, mutual respect, flexibility, creativity, and professionalism between employees and clients.