• The Woodlands High School - 1998    
  • Colorado School of Mines, BS in Petroleum Engineering

My favorite college memory is the times I spent with my fraternity brothers. I still see a number of them regularly even though many of us work around the world. It's a great network and many jobs and projects have been furthered through our friendship. I spent 10 years as a petroleum engineer - 4 years domestically, 2 years in London and 4 years in Algeria in engineering roles of increasing responsibility. At the time, I was the youngest engineer to be sent overseas for Anadarko Petroleum. I did get my license as a PE in California but I got out of the industry 3 years ago to run my wife's medical company and a real estate investment company. My earnings as a petroleum engineer started my wife's company which now employs 15 people and is about to expand again. I served as SPE Student Treasurer, API/SPE Golf Tournament Fundraising Co-Chair (Casper Section), Emerging Leaders Program Treasurer (Gulf Coast Section), Awards Banquet Fundraising Chair (Gulf Coast Section), and Membership Chair (Amarillo). I planned on being a mechanical engineer so the SPE scholarship altered my career path. It piqued my interest in petroleum, so I took an introductory class my freshman year and completed an internship with Mobil my first summer which sealed the deal for me. I wanted to travel and live overseas and petroleum engineering was a clear way to accomplish this personal goal of mine. My advice to students is that the corporate office is important but wouldn't exist without the fields. Spend time learning the operations, the equipment and the processes. Form relationships with your field personnel and you will be able to utilize their expertise throughout your career.