Meet Our Team

At LAOP, you’ll find a team of hard-working industry professionals with the expertise and experience to help you make the most of your office products dollars and keep your business running smoothly and efficiently. Please don’t hesitate to call on us for all your office needs!


Back Row: Amber Humphrey, Tara Smith, Paul Chandler, Mariah Laughlin, & Jeremy Humphrey
Seated: John Ney, Owner


Amber Humphrey

When Amber joined the team at Lake Area Office Products as Administrative Assistant in April of 2004, she brought with her over three years of customer service experience and a strong commitment to a single goal: To make sure that every customer is completely satisfied with the products and services LAOP has to offer.

After a year and a half at LAOP, Amber became the Office Manager and began overseeing our accounting departments. She’s been with us now for more than seven years and continues to provide top quality service and convenience for our customers.

Paul Chandler

Paul came on board as a Copier/Printer/Fax Service Technician in May of 2006, bringing with him over 10 years of technical service experience. He’s not just an outstanding “techie,” who understands the inner workings of copiers, printers, and fax machines of all makes and models. Paul is also someone who takes great pride in his work and who is there for our customers, with outstanding service and convenience, no matter what the problem.
Mariah Laughlin

Before joining our Customer Service team in September of 2011, Mariah worked for nearly seven years in customer service for a local flower shop. At LAOP, Mariah is there to help customers find just the right supplies to meet their office needs. They know she is there for them to provide quality service and convenience and make ordering for the office hassle-free.  Mariah looks forward to helping our customers in any way possible to make sure their needs are met.
Tara Smith

Before joining our Customer Service team in May 2013, Tara worked in customer service for several doctor's offices. At LAOP, Tara is there to help customers find just the right supplies to meet their office needs. They know she is there for them to provide quality service and convenience and make ordering for the office hassle-free.  Tara looks forward to helping our customers in any way possible to make sure their needs are met.
Gerald Laughlin

Before joining the Lake Area Office Products team as Outside Sales Rep in June 2013, Gerald served as principal at DeRidder High School.  Gerald brings with him the perfect communication and people skills needed to serve our customers.  Gerald is excited about his new found career. Gerald is looking forward to serving our customers and growing the relationship we currently have with each of you.