JD is President & Chief Executive Officer. JD has been in the energy industry for over 16 years. With a vast range of experience, including land service work on behalf of exploration and production, and midstream clients, oil and gas mineral rights acquisitions and divestitures, and drilling and operating wells, JD is well versed in negotiations and review of contracts, purchase and sale agreements, land records, certified title opinions, deeds, right-of-way’s, and all of the legal documents pertaining to the acquisitions, permitting, surface use agreements, multi-use surface use agreements, and divestitures. JD managed and employed in excess of 300 staff members throughout multiple offices throughout the United States such as Oklahoma City “Oklahoma Tower”, Bridgeville, PA, Kingwood, WV, and a footprint in Texas and Colorado, that JD launched and opened while building his land services company. JD is responsible for executive level and senior management team’s execution, overseeing day-to-day operations, as well as the acquisitions of assets, and securing investment and debt options for the ongoing company’s business plans. JD has successfully purchased and produced oil and gas operating WI since 2011; purchased oil and gas mineral rights in the core of the core Marcellus and Utica shale plays since 2008. He successfully led a divesture of assets owned by JD’s companies as well as additional interests he negotiated to buy as add-on acreage to the deal with Rice Energy just prior to Rice’s sale to EQT. JD is married with two children and resides in West Virginia. JD spends his time outside of the office with his wife, two boys, and Ronny (family pup) camping, playing music with his family’s band, hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.