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Jan 2007Present

Land Manager

Orca Resources, LLC

Exceptional ability to work on multiple fast paced projects by managing contractors and brokers to insure projects are completed as scheduled.Strive to achieve timely results while managing overall costs.Communicate with surface and mineral owners, obtain title opinions, research land ownership, and negotiate contracts.Acquire leases, road and pipeline rights-of-way, and surface lease agreements and ensure all documents are recorded in a timely fashion.Negotiate and settle surface damage claims, provide title curative and land information for drilling permits.Coordinate and manage multiple vendor companies in checking title records and abstracts.Obtain information regarding land ownership and availability of leases in the field.Negotiate property acquisition, lease and inter-company contract negotiations.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with strong ethics and integrity.

·Created an internal tracking system for third party documents to facilitate retrieval and review

·Responsible for all land related activities such as analyzing, interpreting, negotiating and drafting exploration contracts and other land related documents

·Perform typical industry standard land duties including land administration, negotiations, resolutions and execution

·Handle all inquires from mineral and royalty owners and working interest partners

·Work independently on title requirements

·Responsible for the assembly and organization of data obtained from the field

·Manage multiple vendors/brokers on various projects

·Work and manage relationships with outside counsel

·Testify before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as an expert witness

Mar 2006Dec 2006


Samson Resources

Evaluated land data (company records, title, leases, abstracts, etc.) on availability of land/lease for acquisitions, development and/or divestitures.Made recommendations for farmins, farmouts and other exploration activities, as well as maintaining producing leases and co-owner relationships.

·Worked closely with multiple brokers/agents

·Attended Texas Railroad Commission and Duhig rule class

·Responsible for land ownership research through company records

·Identified WI parties for proposing wells and workovers

·Clearly defined depth limitations for Management review and negotiations

·Negotiated, prepared and secured binding agreements with outside parties (leases, unit  designations, amendments, etc.)

·Identified ownership of surface and subsurface interests

·Calculated WI and NRI

Nov 2004Mar 2006

Senior Right of Way Agent

AMWAR Consulting

Managed the acquisition of natural gas pipeline rights of way, easements, and title curative documents by supervision of Land agents. Worked closely with environmental contractors, contract/company pipeline engineers, and survey companies in a fast-paced organized effort to meet company schedules.Responsible for 60-miles of thirty-year title research on a 172-mile project in North Louisiana and East Texas.  Coordinated with survey company and landowners throughout the survey process. Reviewed plats prepared by survey companies and made necessary corrections.  Coordinated the plat revisions with company drafting department to ensure inclusion in final alignment drawings of client.

·Identified surface interest

·Negotiated easements, permits and settlement of damages

·Assisted in the development of a computer tracking system used throughout the project

·Determined accuracy of Alignment Sheets by using title research and various other information

·Checked final plats against Alignment Sheets before sending out with agents

·Worked closely with the Project Manager and handled special landowner issues

·Coordinated title work and managed work flow information from other agents

·Prepared reports on progress for management


Aug 1994Aug 1998

Business Administration

University of Akron

Attended on soccer scholarship.