Graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. Began career with ARCO Oil and Gas as a facilities/operation engineer in Hobbs, NM and Midland, Texas. Took a break from the oil and gas industry to raise a family. Re-entered the industry as a production/ operation engineer with Vernon E. Faulconer, Inc. in Tyler, Tx., a Sr. Staff Engineer with Murphy Exploration in Houston and Area Production Manager with Sanchez Oil and Gas Corporation. Currently, Engineering Team Lead, BPX Energy, Houston.