EnergyNet Staff

The EnergyNet Business team has successfully marketed over 50,000 properties across the nation for more than 5,000 sellers since the company was founded in 1999. EnergyNet is headquartered in Amarillo, Texas and has Business Development Representatives in Amarillo, Midland, Dallas and Houston, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Denver, Colorado.

EnergyNet's founders have a proven track record of success in acquisition, divestiture, exploration and production, producing well operations, drilling, geological, engineering and land management of more than 30 years. EnergyNet's experienced Business Development professionals work in concert with our seasoned land, technical, accounting, marketing and customer service personnel to bring clients service second to none. EnergyNet provides clients with the largest most efficient and cost effective marketplace for acquisitions and divestitures which exists today.

While we have demonstrated that we are a leader in technology, data management and innovation, our employees are what places EnergyNet in a class by itself. I have never had the privilege of being part of a team that can accomplish more in a shorter time with less wasted motion. Team EnergyNet is made up of winners.

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Bill Britain

Chairman/President, ENET Holdings LLC

William Britain co-founded EnergyNet in 1999 and now serves as Chairman and President of ENET Holdings, LLC.
William Britain co-founded EnergyNet in 1999 and now serves as Chairman and President of ENET Holdings, LLC.

He has more than 30 years of experience in a number of areas of the oil and gas business including E&P, A&D, drilling, large lease plays and EOR.

EnergyNet has been the broker for the purchase and sale of over 50,000 oil and gas properties working on behalf of 5,000 sellers and 20,000 bidders across the United States. EnergyNet is the most active oil and gas property marketplace serving the industry, as well as state and federal government clients. The first ever, real-time, online oil and gas property auction was conducted by EnergyNet in February 2000. EnergyNet has executed over $3B of oil and gas property transactions under his leadership.

In 1987 Mr. Britain co-founded J-Brex Company, which remains an active oil and gas explorer, operator and producer in the Mid-Continent. He served as Vice-President and Land Manager from 1987 to 1999.
Mr. Britain is a member of the Independent Producers Association of America, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners, Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, California Independent Petroleum Association, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Illinois Oil and Gas Association, Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen and Dallas ADAM Energy Forum.

Mr. Britain has had numerous articles published in the Oil and Gas Investor.

Mr. Britain holds FINRA Series 63, 22 and 39 securities licenses and is a licensed Texas auctioneer.

Mr. Britain, an Amarillo, Texas native, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1972 and served 5 years in the United States Army Infantry.

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Chris Atherton

President, EnergyNet.com, LLC.

Chris Atherton is the President of EnergyNet.com, LLC. and serves as team lead to EnergyNet's business development representatives.
Chris Atherton is the President of EnergyNet.com, LLC and serves as team lead to EnergyNet's business development representatives.

Chris has been part of the EnergyNet team since 2002 and has been actively involved as the firm has completed over $3B in transactions. Chris has originated and successfully closed divestment mandates with over one thousand unique clients. Chris graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Prior to EnergyNet, Chris worked at the Enron Corporation in the Power and Gas Origination Group. He served as the Chairman for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Business Development Study Group for three years. He is also an active member of the IPAA, Houston Producer's Forum, ADAM Houston and ADAM-Permian.

Chris holds FINRA Series 63, 22 & 39 licenses.

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Jim D. Black

President, EnergyNet Services, LLC

Mr. Black holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Black joined the team after spending 25 years in accounting with 20 of those as controller/CFO in the agricultural industry. He has been a cattle rancher in the Texas Panhandle for over 25 years. Mr. Black also has 20 years experience as a contract business consultant and tax advisor.
Mr. Black holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Black joined the team after spending 25 years in accounting with 20 of those as controller/CFO in the agricultural industry. He has been a cattle rancher in the Texas Panhandle for over 25 years. Mr. Black also has 20 years experience as a contract business consultant and tax advisor. Mr. Black owned a rural weekly newspaper for over 4 years and was acting Operator, Publisher and Reporter and has interviewed numerous Senators, Congressman, Governors and former Presidents. Mr. Black holds a FINRA Series 63, 22, 27, 39 and 99 licenses.

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John Laur

Chief Technology Officer

John, an Amarillo, TX native, joined EnergyNet shortly after the company's founding in 1999 and has served in technology leadership positions within the company since that time. Today he oversees EnergyNet's technology planning, development, implementation, and security.
John, an Amarillo, TX native, joined EnergyNet shortly after the company's founding in 1999 and has served in technology leadership positions within the company since that time. Today he oversees EnergyNet's technology planning, development, implementation, and security.

His previous experience at EnergyNet has included direct roles in systems architecture, software engineering, systems operations and network management. External to EnergyNet, he has been involved in a number of diverse fields including manufacturing, graphic design, broadcasting, publishing, wireless networking, audio engineering, and embedded systems design.

John has been instrumental in EnergyNet's software, architectural, and technical policy developments through the years and enjoys the challenge of keeping EnergyNet at the forefront of an evolving industry.

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Chris Atherton

President, EnergyNet.com, LLC.

Chris Atherton is the President of EnergyNet.com, LLC and serves as team lead to EnergyNet's business development representatives.
Chris Atherton is the President of EnergyNet.com, LLC and serves as team lead to EnergyNet's business development representatives.

Chris has been part of the EnergyNet team since 2002 and has been actively involved as the firm has completed over $3B in transactions. Chris has originated and successfully closed divestment mandates with over one thousand unique clients. Chris graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Prior to EnergyNet, Chris worked at the Enron Corporation in the Power and Gas Origination Group. He served as the Chairman for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Business Development Study Group for three years. He is also an active member of the IPAA, Houston Producer's Forum, ADAM Houston and ADAM-Permian.

Chris holds FINRA Series 63 & 22 licenses.

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Michael Baker

VP of Business Development

Region: Permian Basin / East TX / North LA Michael graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a B.S. in Agribusiness. He joined the Energynet team in 2004 as a Business Development Manager. He currently manages the Permian Basin, North Texas & East TX and North LA areas. Michael is a current member of the Dallas ADAM Group, DAPL and the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Michael enjoys Golf, Hunting and Fishing.
Region: Permian Basin / East TX / North LA

Michael graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a B.S. in Agribusiness. He joined the Energynet team in 2004 as a Business Development Manager. He currently manages the Permian Basin, North Texas & East TX and North LA areas. Michael is a current member of the Dallas ADAM Group, DAPL, and the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Michael enjoys Golf, Hunting, and Fishing.

Michael holds FINRA Series 63 & 22 licenses.

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Ethan D. House

VP of Business Development

Region: Mid-Continent / TX Panhandle Ethan joined EnergyNet in November of 2002 after graduating from West Texas A & M with a B. S. in Mass Communications/Marketing and Advertising.
Region: Mid-Continent / TX Panhandle

Ethan joined EnergyNet in November of 2002 after graduating from West Texas A & M with a B. S. in Mass Communications/Marketing and Advertising. Ethan is the Vice President of Business Development for the Mid-Continent and Texas Panhandle and also develops and implements marketing programs for EnergyNet and individual client marketing campaigns. Ethan works closely with EnergyNet clients to answer listing questions, review asset divestment packages, marketing strategy as well as general client inquiries. Ethan currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the ADAM-OKC (Acquisition, Divestment & Mergers) chapter and is a member of the following organizations: IPAA, AAPL, PAPL, OCAPL, CIPA, Oklahoma Independent Producers Association (Committee Member), National Stripper Well Association, Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association (Past Board Member), Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (Past Board Member), IPANM, Wildcatters Club, Mid-Continent Oilmen's Invitational (Board Member), Oklahoma Energy Explorers, National Auctioneers Association and the Texas Auctioneers Association. Ethan also volunteers as a guide with the Oklahoma Youth Hunting and Shooting Program and is a Board Member of the Wes Welker Foundation.

Ethan holds three FINRA licenses (63, 22, 39) and is a FINRA Principal as well as a licensed Texas Auctioneer - TX Auctioneer #16676

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Ryan P. Dobbs

VP of Business Development

Region: Western U.S. Ryan joined the EnergyNet team in 2012 and currently serves as the Business Development Manager for the Western United States. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics in 2002, Ryan worked for ChevronTexaco in Midland, Texas.
Region: Western U.S.

Ryan joined the EnergyNet team in 2012 and currently serves as the Business Development Manager for the Western United States. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics in 2002, Ryan worked for ChevronTexaco in Midland, Texas. In 2004, Ryan assumed the role of Staff Landman for the Bass Family in Fort Worth, Texas where he was responsible for various land activities in the Rockies, Permian, Barnett, and Gulf Coast regions. Ryan joined Cinco Resources, Inc. in 2007 where he served as Senior Landman and then Land Manager - Gulf Coast and Rockies.

Ryan is a member of Western Energy Alliance, California Independent Petroleum Association, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, IPAA, and American Association of Professional Landmen.

Ryan holds FINRA Series 22 license.

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Cody Felton

VP of Business Development

Region: Houston / Eastern States Cody graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2004 and went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Business Administration from American Military University. He manages the Gulf Coast Region as well as the Eastern States.
Region: Houston / Eastern States

Cody graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2004 and went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Business Administration from American Military University. He manages the Gulf Coast Region as well as the Eastern States. Prior to joining EnergyNet Cody worked for O'Brien's Response Management as a Project Manager in the regulatory consulting division. Cody was also a member of the United States Coast Guard where he served in Washington D.C. in the Presidential Honor Guard and in Houston Texas as a regulatory agent. Cody is a current member of the IPAA and LOGA.

Cody holds FINRA Series 63 & 22 licenses.

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Lindsay D. Ballard

VP of Business Development

Region: Permian Basin Lindsay Ballard currently resides in Midland, Texas, and manages the Permian Basin territory for EnergyNet.
Region: Permian Basin

Lindsay Ballard currently resides in Midland, Texas, and manages the Permian Basin territory for EnergyNet. Lindsay graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and spent two years studying chemical engineering.

Lindsay is an active member of The Petroleum Club of Midland, Young Professionals in Energy - Midland, Women in Energy Network - Permian Basin, Permian Basin Landman's Association, Permian Basin Petroleum Association and SIPES Midland. Lindsay serves as a board member of the Ladies of the Petroleum Club of Midland organization.

In her free time, you can find Lindsay at the local YMCA participating in a class or grabbing lunch at Strawberry Fields.

Lindsay holds a FINRA Series 63 and 22 License.

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Denna Arias

Director of Transaction Management & Business Development

Denna Arias has 20+ years of experience in the oil & gas industry. Prior to joining EnergyNet in Business Development/Transaction Management...
Denna Arias has 20+ years of experience in the oil & gas industry. Prior to joining EnergyNet in Business Development/Transaction Management, Denna served as Vice President of Business Development for The Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse. She began her career in Houston with Swift Energy Company where she was liaison and Project Coordinator with the E&P Group, Land and Finance. She also worked as an Engineering Analyst with DDD Energy. She is a member of TIPRO, HPF, IPAA and holds a Series 22 and 63 licenses. She graduated with honors from LeTourneau University and received her PLM Certification from University of Houston Downtown. She is a member of TIPRO, HPF, IPAA and holds a Series 22 and 63 licenses.

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Heidi Epstein

Manager of Business Development Gulf Coast Region and Eastern States

Region: Gulf Coast Region and Eastern States She is also the President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section, Business Development group.
Heidi Epstein is the Manager of Business Development for the Gulf Coast Region and Eastern States. She is also the President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section, Business Development group. Prior to joining EnergyNet, Heidi was recognized as a top performing energy sales representative at both IHS Markit and DrillingInfo. Heidi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on GIS and Business. She also holds FINRA Series 63 and 22 securities licenses.

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Yvonne Trujillo

Director of Engineering

Yvonne Trujillo is a Reservoir Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the oil & gas industry.
Yvonne Trujillo is the Director of Engineering for EnergyNet. Yvonne Trujillo is a Reservoir Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the oil & gas industry. Yvonne, a Houstonian native, moved to Caracas Venezuela with her family in 1974, where she did most of her schooling and went on to graduate from the Universidad Simon Bolivar with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. She returned to Houston in 1993 and received a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston. Prior to joining EnergyNet to lead the engineering team, Yvonne served in various Senior Reservoir Engineering roles for Castleton Commodities Upstream, Apache Corporation and the Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse, and as Principal Engineering Advisor for Gaffney, Cline & Associates. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.

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Ankita Sinha

Technical Analyst / Petroleum Engineer for EnergyNet

Ankita Sinha is the Technical Analyst / Petroleum Engineer for EnergyNet. Prior to joining the technical team at EnergyNet, Ankita worked for Halliburton as a Cementing Field Engineer for 3 years working on conventional wells for Cairn Energy and Prize Petroleum ...
Ankita Sinha is the Technical Analyst / Petroleum Engineer for EnergyNet. Prior to joining the technical team at EnergyNet, Ankita worked for Halliburton as a Cementing Field Engineer for 3 years working on conventional wells for Cairn Energy and Prize Petroleum and unconventional CBM wells for Great Eastern Energy Corp. Ltd. (GEECL) and Reliance Industries Ltd. Ankita earned her Masters in Petroleum Engineering from University of Oklahoma with a specialization in the field of Petrophysics in the Integrated Core Characterization. She earned a Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering from MIT, Pune India graduating in 2011. Ankita is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and currently serves as the treasurer of the Downtown Houston Toastmasters Club.

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Krysta Turner

VP of Land and Technical Services/Engineering

Krysta is a Walsh, Colorado native who came to the Texas Panhandle in 2008 to finish her degree at West Texas A&M University. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of General Studies Degree with emphasis on Psychology, Sociology and History, and began working for the college. In August of 2013, Krysta joined the Land group at EnergyNet. Since then, her ability to quickly learn Engineering support tasks and all Land related tasks, combined with her discipline and remarkable work ethics, has helped her become a valuable team member.

Her current duties include reviewing standard auction and Sealed Bid/Negotiated Sales property presentations, preparing production data through PHDWin and managing the weekly Lot Queues process.

Krysta received her PHDWin Certification in November 2017 after going through the training course in Houston, Texas and passing the certification exam.

In 2014, Krysta participated and graduated from the Dale Carnegie Course, (a leadership, public speaking and human relations seminar), where she was also recognized with the Outstanding Human Relations award.

Krysta is a member of the Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen (PAPL).

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Janet K. Cubitt

Quality Control & Contract Director

Janet, a South Dakota native, moved to Texas with her family in 1978. She went on to graduate from West Texas State University in 1985 with a B.B.A. in General Business. Janet joined EnergyNet as the Property and Data Services Manager in 1999. Her responsibilities include: the management of data by property/lot, buyers and sellers, overseeing the input of data from clients, and the Business Development Staff including the scanning of data, presentation of data and scheduling of property sales.

She brings with her 14 years of experience as a Contract Landman with Orion Oil & Gas Properties which included title reviews, preparation of title reports, purchasing and acquisition of oil and gas leases and minerals, and title curative.

In 2012, Janet attended and graduated from the Dale Carnegie Training Course where she was recognized by her peers with the award for "Outstanding Performance”.

Janet is a member of the Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen (PAPL) and a Notary Public.

In her spare time, Janet enjoys spending time with her paint horses plus summer vacations in Alaska.

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Cathy Sifuentez

Land and Technical Services Assistant Manager

Cathy assists with the research and preparation necessary to accurately present sellers' information on the EnergyNet web site. Cathy came to EnergyNet in July, 2003, having previously worked for Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Mesa Ltd. Partnership and Seagull Midcon Inc.

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Jill Fetzer

Land and Technical Services Key Client Manager

Jill began working for EnergyNet in August 2004. Her duties consist of preparing documents for scanning, pulling production, and entering well data. She also organizes, researches and verifies information provided by sellers in order to present data on the website. Jill also handles Assignments, BLM Assignments and State Assignments to convey record title.

Jill was born and raised in Amarillo. She worked at Mesa Petroleum Co. for six years. She has been married since 1982 and has two children.

Jill's hobbies include spending time with her family, working in her home and yard, recreational sports and Bible study.

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Stacey Nance

Internet Data Room Manager

Stacey joined EnergyNet in 2006, bringing 20 years of experience in customer service, as well as experience in county recording. Initially, she performed receptionist duties and assisted in the handling of conveyance documents. Stacey is now part of the Land group, functioning as the Administrative Assistant, and is responsible for scanning all Due Diligence documentation for the website and providing Post Sale Notification services when requested, along with other miscellaneous tasks. Stacey has lived in the Texas Panhandle for most of her life.

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Tammy Jordan

Auction Team Manager

Tammy is a native of Perryton, Texas. She joined the EnergyNet Land Team in May of 2016 bringing 11 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry. Her duties include analyzing and verifying seller provided information, compiling financial data and preparing lot presentations for auction. Tammy is honored to be a part of the EnergyNet team. In her free time, Tammy is an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and enjoys genealogy research.

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Britt Foster

Lead GIS/Data Analyst
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Britt, a New Deal, Texas native, attended West Texas A&M University in 2007 until 2009. During his time at WT he decided to join the United States Marine Corps. He spent his time as a Marine stationed to Head Quarters Battalion, Provost Marshals Office, K-9 Unit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii where he provided security for the base, foreign delegates, celebrities, and the President of the United States. He served 5 years on active duty. After time in the Marine Corps he came back to West Texas A&M as a part time student.

Britt joined the EnergyNet team in October of 2016 as an Assistant Data Analyst. His responsibilities include preparing maps, calculating cash flows and creating property presentations for auction.

Britt enjoys hunting, reading, and carpentry. He lives in Amarillo, Texas with his wife Kristen.

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Sean Thomas

Lead Engineering/Data Analyst
Rapid Sealed Bid Cycle

Sean is a native of Amarillo, Texas. He joined the EnergyNet team in November of 2016 after graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. During his time at Tech he received various scholarly awards, including graduating Cum Laude. Working as an Engineering and Data Analyst, his duties include analyzing and verifying information, developing cash flow tables and preparing lots for auction. Sean is excited to be part of the EnergyNet team. In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and watching sports. He is an avid Dallas Stars hockey fan. He lives in Amarillo with his fiancé and daughter.

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Matt White

Data/Land Analyst

Matthew, an Amarillo, Texas native, has lived in or near Amarillo all his life. He started his career in IT, with Alltel Information Services. He has freelanced as a PC technician for friends, family and numerous local businesses. Most recently he has helped manage a collision repair facility as an estimator and parts manager.

Matthew joined the EnergyNet team in March of 2017 as an Assistant Land Tech and Data Analyst. His duties include cash flows and production analysis and creating online property presentations. He has an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Amarillo College.

Matthew loves to travel, mountain bike and hike. He and his wife live in Amarillo.

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Michael Pirtle

Data/Land Analyst

Michael, born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, received his Bachelors of Business Administration from The University of Texas - San Antonio with an emphasis in Finance. Michael has been involved in the Oil & Gas Industry since 2008, working many aspects of the trade, from land work, exploration & production and midstream operations to investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.

Michael joined the EnergyNet team in May of 2017 as an Assistant Land Tech and Data Analyst for Oil & Gas properties. He analyzes data and constructs cash flows, production analyses and property presentations.

In his free time, Michael enjoys exploring the Texas Hill Country with family and friends. GOD BLESSED TEXAS!

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Skyler Schmidt

GIS & Graphics/Data Analyst
Auction Properties and Rapid Sealed Bid Cycle

Skyler is a native of Canyon, Texas. He joined the EnergyNet Land Team in April of 2017 as an Assistant Land Tech and Data Analyst, bringing several years of web development, data processing and customer service experience. He is currently completing his B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems at West Texas A&M University. His duties as an Assistant Land Tech and Data Analyst include preparing maps, calculating cash flows, creating property presentations for auction and creating graphics. Skyler enjoys gaming, learning, and meeting new people. He also loves spending time with his wife and two dogs. Skyler and Allison live in Amarillo, Texas with their dogs Oliver and Pippi.

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Erin Carter

Office Assistant

Erin brings over five years of customer service experience with her to EnergyNet. She has strong organizational skills and can easily multi-task, both qualities she used while working as the Office Manager for her husband's plumbing business. She is also familiar with oil and gas documents from working with various law firms.

Her duties include processing Seller's Agreements, creating and setting up new properties created by Sellers, downloading digital Seller files and handling physical files for further analyzation by the Internet Data Room Team. She also assists in the handling of numerous other administrative tasks.

Erin was born and raised in Amarillo. She has two girls that keep her busy with soccer and ballet. When they are not running from one practice to another, she loves vacationing with her family and friends in the mountains and at the beach.

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Ryan Blakely

Junior Land/Data Analyst
Auction Properties

Ryan Blakely is originally from Springville, New York. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army and served for five years. He left the military in 2013 to return home and attended Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York from 2014 to 2017. He graduated with honors receiving a bachelor's degree in Legal Research. He moved to Amarillo in 2017 and joined the EnergyNet Team in May of 2018 as a Junior Land & Data Analyst. His responsibilities include analyzing data, constructing cash flow tables, production analysis, and creating property presentations for auction.

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Brittney Green

Junior Land/Data Analyst
Auction Properties

Brittney Green is a native of Amarillo, Texas. She received an A.A.S. from Amarillo College with focus in Legal Studies. Throughout her time at Amarillo College, she worked for a locally owned plumbing and HVAC company as an Office Manager and went on to become the Assistant Finance Manager focusing on revenue reports and payroll. She joined the EnergyNet Team in June of 2018 as an IDR and Land Assistant. Her duties include helping to maintain the Internet Data Room, data, production and cash flow analysis, and creating online property presentations. Brittney is excited to be a part of the EnergyNet team and eager to learn more about the industry. Away from work, Brittney enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, binge watching numerous series on Netflix, and raising her two daughters, Braylee and Jaelynn.

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Susan Johnson

Junior Land/Data Analyst
Auction Properties

Susan Johnson is an Amarillo, Texas native. She will graduate in December 2018 with her Associates in General Studies from Amarillo College and she is also completing courses at West Texas A&M University to obtain her B.B.A in Business. She joined the EnergyNet Team in May of 2018 as an IDR/Land Assistant. Her duties include data, production and cash flow analysis as well as creating online property presentations and data rooms. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Susan and her husband live in Amarillo with their chorkie, Scout.

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Gus Rivero

VP of Government Lease Sales

Gus Rivero came to the U.S. at the age of 19 from Argentina in 2001, one year after graduating from Escuela de Educacion Tecnica 5 as a Electronic Technician (Computer Technician). Like many others, he came searching for a brighter future which began to materialize when, in 2005, he founded DotCom - a company through which he offered IT consulting services. In 2006 he began to do contract work for EnergyNet, and a year later he was offered, and accepted, a full time position. Gus began his EnergyNet career in the IT Department, but exhibited such a passion for land that he was trained to work in the Land group. In 2010, Gus jumped at the opportunity to attend PHDWin (petroleum economic evaluation software) courses in Houston, Texas. On October 13, 2010 he received his PHDWin Certification.
On December 2, 2010, Gus achieved his most important personal milestone: After 10 years and a long journey, he became a proud American citizen.

In January 2012, Gus was given the opportunity to expand his horizons when EnergyNet sponsored his attendance to the Dale Carnegie Training Course (a leadership, public speaking and human relations seminar). After 12 weeks, Gus graduated and received the Highest Achievement Award; the most prestigious award in the program, given to the person who best exemplified the standards, qualities and principles on which the Dale Carnegie program is based.

Gus is a member of the Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen (PAPL).

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Brandon Savage

Manager of Government Lease Sales

Brandon Savage was born and raised in Amarillo, TX. After graduating High School, he joined the United States Army and served three years as an Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division and four years in the Texas National Guard. He made several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan before leaving the military as a Non-Commissioned Officer. After returning from his last deployment, Brandon began attending school, graduating with honors in 2014 with a B.A.S. in Business from Wayland Baptist University.

Brandon joined the EnergyNet team in 2013 as a Land Tech and after showing a significant interest, began to work exclusively on Government Lease Sales. His current duties include processing parcel/tract data, creating GIS files, closing auctions and working with the states to collect and distribute funds.

In 2015, Brandon graduated from the Dale Carnegie Course, where he was recognized with the Outstanding Performance award.

Brandon is a member of the Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen and a licensed Texas Auctioneer - TX Auctioneer #17931.

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Heather Fugger

Analyst Government Lease Sales

Heather Fugger brings to EnergyNet 20 years of high-level C-Suite administrative experience, highlighted with recent years focusing in contracting administration. She holds a certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants for Contract Administration, and attended the University of Maine. Heather joined EnergyNet in July of 2017, and is a member of the Women in Geothermal.

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Jim D. Black

President, EnergyNet Services, LLC

Mr. Black holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Black joined the team after spending 25 years in accounting with 20 of those as controller/CFO in the agricultural industry. He has been a cattle rancher in the Texas Panhandle for over 25 years. Mr. Black also has 20 years experience as a contract business consultant and tax advisor. Mr. Black owned a rural weekly newspaper for over 4 years and was acting Operator, Publisher and Reporter and has interviewed numerous Senators, Congressman, Governors and former Presidents. Mr. Black holds a FINRA Series 63, 22, 27, 39 and 99 licenses.

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Wildon Woolley

Secretary / Treasurer

Wildon, EnergyNet's Operations Manager, joined the team in May 2010, bringing with him experience in accounting, finance, and statistics. Wildon has a varied work background, with time spent in law enforcement, academics, and the horseracing industry. After earning a B.S. in Economics from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Wildon spent a year at the University of New Mexico Economics PhD program. He returned to WTAMU to complete the hours required for the Master of Science in Finance and Economics and the accounting hours to sit for the CPA Exam. Mr. Woolley holds FINRA Series 63, 22, 27 & 99 licenses.

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Russell Artho

Controller

Russell, a Texas Panhandle native, graduated from Texas Tech University in 2011 with a Masters in Accounting and obtained his CPA License in 2012. He joined the EnergyNet team in 2018 as Controller. Prior to joining EnergyNet he worked in the public accounting sector as a financial statement auditor and in the agriculture industry as controller for a cattle feeding operation.

Russell and his wife Mary recently welcomed their first child, a daughter named Addison, in February 2018. Outside of work, Russell enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports and golfing.

Russell holds FINRA Series 27, 63, 22 & 99 licenses.

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Lisa Cox

Conveyance Manager

Lisa joined EnergyNet in September 2002 and brought with her, 18 years of diverse accounting experience. She is responsible for handling all conveyance instruments and regulatory documents. Lisa has worked in many fields as an accountant including the U.S. Army, the agriculture industry, many accounting and law firms and for general contractors. Lisa's oil and gas experience began with her father working for Mobil Pipeline. After living all over the United States and abroad, Lisa moved back to Texas in 1998.

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Lisa Weiss

Bookkeeper / Auction Closing Manager

Lisa Weiss is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She received her B.B.A. in Business Management in 2002. Lisa joined Energynet in 2004 and has enjoyed learning about the oil and gas industry. Lisa brings with her 6 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant.

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Kelsey Welch

Office Administration and Land Support

Kelsey grew up in a farming and ranching family outside of the small West Texas town of Friona and later moved to Lubbock to become a Texas Tech Red Raider. She is an avid fan of all Texas Tech sports, snow skiing and going to the lake.

Kelsey joined the Conveyance group at EnergyNet in March, 2013 after serving 4 years as the Regional Administrator for Aflac. She brings 10+ years of experience in office management and administration to the EnergyNet team, as well as a broad background in customer service.

Kelsey currently assists with conveyancing, handles all office administrative duties and is a licensed Notary Public. She enjoys interacting with her coworkers and clients and is thankful for the opportunity to learn more about the ever-changing Oil and Gas Industry.

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Michelle Hanna

Conveyancing Assistant

Michelle is a native of Amarillo, Texas. She brings to EnergyNet 15 years of customer service in the banking industry.

Her duties include assisting with the recording of conveyance instruments and other regulatory documents. She is also managing the archive system.

Michelle carries a strong work ethic and eagerness to succeed. Outside of work she spends time with her family and friends.

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Whitney McEvers

Director of Marketing

Whitney began working for EnergyNet in December of 2008. Her duties include building and maintaining the marketing and advertising campaigns, along with tradeshow and event coordination and planning. Coming to work for EnergyNet has furthered her knowledge of the Oil and Gas Industry. Whitney was raised on a farm here in the Texas panhandle and Graduated from West Texas A&M University in December 2007, with a B.S. degree in Agriculture Business and Economics. She lives in Canyon, TX with her husband, and children. Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, spending time outdoors, and crafting.

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Rylee Lutes

Marketing Manager

Rylee joined the EnergyNet team in July 2015. She graduated from West Texas A&M in December 2014 with a bachelor degree in Agricultural Media and Communications. She moved to Canyon, TX from Seminole, TX in 2011 to attend college. Since then she has fallen in love with the panhandle and now lives in Amarillo, TX with her husband and dog, Harley. Her duties include creating much of the marketing materials, maintaining the customer data base, preparing presentations, assisting with trade show preparations and marketing notification e-mails.

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Sarena Poor

Customer Relations / Marketing Assistant

Sarena joined EnergyNet in June 2018 as a customer relations representative. She brings 10+ years of print and digital advertising/marketing experience to the EnergyNet team.

Her duties include maintaining the customer data base, marketing research, helping with advertising material and campaigns.

Sarena has lived in the Texas Panhandle most of her life and now lives in Amarillo with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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John Laur

Chief Technology Officer

John, an Amarillo, TX native, joined EnergyNet shortly after the company's founding in 1999 and has served in technology leadership positions within the company since that time. Today he oversees EnergyNet's technology planning, development, implementation, and security.

His previous experience at EnergyNet has included direct roles in systems architecture, software engineering, systems operations and network management. External to EnergyNet, he has been involved in a number of diverse fields including manufacturing, graphic design, broadcasting, publishing, wireless networking, audio engineering, and embedded systems design.

John has been instrumental in EnergyNet's software, architectural, and technical policy developments through the years and enjoys the challenge of keeping EnergyNet at the forefront of an evolving industry.

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Mitch Jones

Senior Developer

Mitch brings a wealth of software knowledge and a propensity for innovation to EnergyNet. As part of the tightly-knit IT group, Mitch works as a full-stack developer on the EnergyNet.com website and implements other software crucial to EnergyNet's performance and growth.

Mitch graduated from Harding University with a degree in Computer Engineering. Prior to joining the EnergyNet team, Mitch worked for Elbit Systems of America, developing embedded military applications for avionics platforms such as the F-18, AH-64, and the V-22.

Outside of work, Mitch stays busy enjoying life with his wife and four boys. He enjoys coaching his boys at sports, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.

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Matthew Abbott

Software Engineer

Matthew is an Albuquerque, NM native who moved to Houston at a young age. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a degree in Computer Science. He has lived in Amarillo since 2014, and joined the EnergyNet team in June of 2017, where he develops the site's backend software and supporting applications. Matthew brings with him over six years of experience developing native applications on Windows, MacOS, and iOS, with two years spent integrating web backends with native applications. He has worked in a variety of domains, from embedded software development for industrial measurement to healthcare communication and systems modeling for energy sector research. Outside of work, you're most likely to see Matthew playing board games, singing to his cats, or honing his cooking skills alongside his wife, Jaci.

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Justin Frank

Front-End Designer & Developer

Justin joined the EnergyNet team in November 2017, with 7 years of experience in front-end development and design. As a part of the team he focuses on implementing the best user experience possible through his knowledge of web design best practices. He is an Amarillo native and has a degree from Amarillo College in Design. Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and son, being outdoors and rock climbing in his off time.