• Liberty Creek High School - 1993
  • Texas A&M University, BS in Petroleum Engineering

Winning an SPE-GCS scholarship was the springboard to an exciting career in petroleum engineering (21 years in the industry and counting!). Though my grandfather worked on a cementing truck for Halliburton, my first real exposure to the industry was a trip to OTC with my drilling engineer neighbor, Wade Davis. I was fascinated by the large equipment and technology. Within 24 months, I was interning with Texaco as a roustabout in Midland, Texas. I finished college with four internships at three different companies. My internships helped me set goals for my college experience and understand my long-term career opportunities. They allowed me to build a diverse network of mentors and colleagues to support me throughout my career. My senior internship with Chevron was the stepping stone for me to spend 15 years working in reservoir engineering and team lead assignments in North America tight reservoirs like East Texas Cotton Valley, Haynesville Shale and Piceance Basin. I have also enjoyed working offshore in Angola, business planning and organizational capability. Currently, I am a Reservoir Management Consultant developing Chevron’s organizational capability strategy for Petroleum Engineers and Earth Scientists. I have several pieces of advice that I share with every student I meet: take advantage of a summer internship EVERY summer, work hard to maintain your network of support and give of your time and resources to your community as a thank you to those who helped you achieve your goals. Contact me at