Vaughn started his career in 1974 as a utility worker, digging ditches for Mountain Fuel Supply/Questar/Dominion Energy. He worked as an equipment operator, a fabricator/pipeline welder, then went into the Training Department. He was promoted to Region Manager, General Manager and retired from Dominion Energy in 2018 as Vice President of Operations. He now does volunteer work for kids in underdeveloped nations and is active in his church and community.
Vaughn and his wife, Nancy, have been happily married for 46 years and live in West Jordan, Utah. They have two children and six grandchildren.