Team

Fairway Resources, LLC developed a very strong and professional team for Fairway II. However, since it is management’s objective that Fairway III will be significantly larger, several key company functions have been expanded and enhanced. The following are Fairway III’s current employees.

FOUNDERS

Matthew A. Eagleston

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Matthew A. Eagleston

Matt co-founded Fairway Resources, LLC in June 2005 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairway I and Fairway II. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairway III and serves on its Board of Managers. Matt has the ultimate responsibility for all technical and operational activities.
Prior to forming Fairway Resources, Matt was President of The Wiser Oil Company, a public independent in Dallas, Texas. He joined Wiser in 1995 and was initially responsible for engineering and field operations in the New Mexico portion of the Permian Basin. While in that position, Matt directed an extensive development program, drilling 175 wells, performing 150 workovers and building or enhancing surface facilities for three large waterflood units. He was promoted to Vice President of Production in 2001 and President in 2004. As President, Matt was instrumental in the marketing process that resulted in the sale of the company to Forest Oil in 2004. Prior to joining Wiser, he had 13 years of experience in various engineering and production capacities, including stints with Snyder Oil Corporation, Fina Oil and Chemical, Natural Resources Management and Petro-Lewis Corporation. Matt earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering at his church, golf and traveling to visit his family. Matt and his wife live in Keller.

Lester K. Stephens

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Lester K. Stephens

Les co-founded Fairway Resources, LLC in June 2005 and was Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Fairway I and Fairway II.  He is Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Fairway III and serves on its Board of Managers.  Les has responsibility for all finance, accounting and administrative activities.

 

Prior to forming Fairway Resources, Les was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stroud Energy, Ltd. in Fort Worth, Texas.  He joined Stroud in July 2002 and was responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of the company.  Prior to joining Stroud, Les enjoyed a very successful 30-year career as a banker, including approximately 23 years as an energy banker with Crocker National Bank and Bank of America.  He was a Managing Director in Bank of America’s Project Finance Group before joining Stroud.  Les earned his BS in Business Administration from Oregon State University, graduating summa cum laude, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Arjay Miller Award for graduating in the top 10% of his class.  In his spare time, he enjoys golf, reading and traveling to visit his family.  Les and his wife live in Southlake.

LAND

Joe E. Small

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Joe E. Small

Joe joined Fairway Resources, LLC in June 2005 and was Vice President – Land for Fairway I and Fairway II. He is Executive Vice President of Fairway III and has responsibility for all aspects of land and related legal activities.
Prior to joining Fairway Resources, Joe served as Landman for Lyco Energy Corporation in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for the acquisition of approximately 150,000 net acres in the Bakken trend of Montana, as well as having responsibility for all land tasks related to a four rig drilling program. Prior to joining Lyco, he served as Vice President – Land for Redstone Oil & Gas Company, managing the company’s acquisition and exploration programs until its sale in 1999. Joe earned his BBA in Business from Texas Tech University and is a certified Professional Landman and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen. In addition, Joe has served two separate terms on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen. He is an avid baseball fan and enjoys visiting major league ballparks around the country. Joe lives in Trophy Club.

James R. Klabzuba

LANDMAN

James R. Klabzuba

James joined Fairway II in October 2011 as a Landman. Prior to joining our team, he worked in the field as a Landman in Oklahoma and Arkansas. James’ family has been active in oil and gas for three generations and he shares their passion for the industry. He earned his BA degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, where he began developing his large network of energy professionals. James has continued to expand his network by being active in the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Dallas Association of Professional Landmen and Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen, among others. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, skiing and camping. James lives in Plano with his wife and two children.

Turner M. Hardwick

LANDMAN

Turner M. Hardwick

Turner joined Fairway III in May 2017 as a Landman after serving as a consultant for a few months. He started his career working for various land brokerages in Texas and Oklahoma before joining a firm in Dallas that specializes in acquisitions and divestiture due diligence. Turner grew up in Midland, Texas in a four-generation oil and gas family. He earned his BA in Communications from the University of Oklahoma. Turner lives with his wife in Dallas and enjoys traveling, hiking, hunting and barbequing with friends and family.

Christi M. Trimmer

LAND ADMINISTRATOR

Christi M. Trimmer

Christi joined Fairway II in May 2013 as our Land Administrator. Prior to starting her career in the oil and gas industry with Fairway II, she held positions in marketing and project management. Christi earned her BA in History from Baylor University. She enjoys traveling, beach vacations and mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Christi lives in Colleyville with her husband and daughter.

Julie S. Alder

LAND TECHNICIAN

Julie S. Alder

Julie joined Fairway III in May 2017 as a Land Technician. She began her oil and gas career with Pioneer Natural Resources in Colorado as a JIB Accounting assistant. Julie then moved to the DFW area when she joined Chesapeake Energy as a Lease Analyst/Coordinator overseeing various projects. She subsequently moved to XTO Energy as a Revenue Assistant handling audits from the BIA and ONRR. She enjoys traveling, visiting museums and geocaching. Julie lives in Fort Worth with her son and dog, Diesel.

OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING

Charles R. Tompkins

VICE PRESIDENT – OPERATIONS

Charles R. Tompkins

Rick joined Fairway Resources, LLC in June 2015 to assist in the formation of Fairway III.  He is now Vice President – Operations for Fairway III and has responsibility for all operational functions, including field and drilling operations.
Rick has over 30 years of industry experience, including senior leadership positions at large, multinational integrated oil and gas and oilfield services companies.  He started his career with Dresser Industries, which was acquired by Halliburton International in 1999, holding several senior level positions both domestically and internationally.  Rick’s career with Haliburton culminated in his being named Regional Vice President for Eurasia based in Moscow.  He subsequently left to become the Corporate Business Director for JSC TNK-BP Management, the joint venture between TNK and BP based in Russia.  After his stint with TNK-BP, Rick returned to Houston to become the General Manager of Operations for EF Energy, LLC, a private-equity backed company focused on the Eagle Ford Shale play.  After the sale of EF’s properties, he served as a consultant to Seadrill Management, Ltd. in Moscow, where he led due diligence efforts on two major acquisitions.  Rick earned his BS in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  In his spare time, he enjoys barbecuing for his family.  Rick and his wife live in Hickory Creek.

Mark H. Cooper 

MANAGER – ENGINEERING

Mark H. Cooper

Mark joined Fairway III in May 2017 as our Manager of Engineering.  He began his career with Burlington Resources in Midland, Texas working the Anadarko Basin.  Mark subsequently worked for Devon Energy and Chaparral Energy in Oklahoma City in a variety of roles in the Permian and Anadarko basins.  He earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.  Mark lives in Colleyville with his wife and four children, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

J. Jay Pulte

SENIOR DRILLING ENGINEER

J. Jay Pulte

Jay joined Fairway I in January 2009 and was Senior Operations Engineer for Fairway I and Fairway II. He is Fairway III’s Senior Drilling Engineer.  Jay has over 30 years of industry experience, starting his career with TXO in Midland, Texas.  He subsequently gained extensive experience with several public and private independents in all engineering disciplines, including drilling, production, operations and reservoir evaluation.  Jay earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers. Most of his spare time is devoted to his son’s various sporting activities.  Jay lives in Frisco with his wife and two children.

Dianne B. Calogero

SENIOR RESERVOIR ENGINEER

Dianne B. Calogero

Dianne is currently assisting Fairway III in the evaluation of various acquisition opportunities.  She started her 35-year career with Arco Oil and Gas.  Dianne has since worked with several prominent independents, gaining experience in most of the major plays in the country.  Her experience includes acquisition evaluations, water-flood developments and reserve evaluations and reporting.  Dianne received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing with her dogs and volunteering at her church.  She and her husband live in North Richland Hills.

Wesley D. Hanover

SENIOR OPERATIONS ENGINEER

Wesley D. Hanover

Wes joined Fairway III in June 2016 as our Production Engineer.  He began his career with XTO Energy working the Freestone Trend in Texas.  Wes subsequently moved to Pioneer Natural Resources, working in several engineering and management capacities in the Eagle Ford Trend and Permian Basin. He earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.  Wes is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  He enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and various water sports.  Wes lives in Flower Mound with his wife and daughter.

Ciji N. Hunt

OPERATIONS ENGINEER

Ciji N. Hunt

Ciji joined Fairway III in March 2017 as an Operations Engineer.  She began her career as a production engineer with EnerVest, working several different basins throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.  Ciji then gained additional operations and production experience working the Bakken in North Dakota for Oxy, the Eagle Ford in South Texas for Talisman and East Texas for Memorial Resources.  She earned her BS in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Geology from Texas A&M University and an EMBA from Texas Tech University.  Ciji is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and traveling.  Ciji lives in Fort Worth with her husband and daughter.

Elizabeth A. Clem

OPERATIONS ENGINEER

Elizabeth A. Clem

Elizabeth joined Fairway III in April 2017 as an Operations Engineer.  She started her career with Chevron in Bakersfield, California.  Elizabeth subsequently moved to Chesapeake Energy, where she worked as an asset manager in the Barnett and Haynesville Shales.  Prior to joining Fairway III, she worked at Scout Energy as a reservoir engineer.  Elizabeth earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She enjoys spending time with her family, watching and coaching youth sports, and playing tennis.  Elizabeth lives in Southlake with her husband and four children.

Dana S. Plecker

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Dana S. Plecker

Dana joined Fairway III in September 2016 as our Reservoir Engineering Technician.  She has over 20 years of experience in the industry, most recently as the lead reservoir engineering tech with JW Energy Company. Dana earned her BS in Family Counseling from Texas Tech University.  She is an avid Red Raider fan and enjoys traveling and being around family and friends.  Dana lives in Richardson and has a married daughter in Austin and a son in Dallas.

Travis L. White

REGULATORY AND PRODUCTION
ANALYST

Travis L. White

Travis joined Fairway III in November 2016 as our Regulatory and Production Analyst.  After earning a BA in History from the University of Texas at Austin, he began his career in the oil and gas industry in 2008.  Over the years, Travis has handled regulatory and production affairs in more than a dozen states, working very closely with the various regulatory bodies.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling and exercising. Travis lives with his wife in Dallas.

GEOLOGY

R. Geoff Ice

VICE PRESIDENT – GEOSCIENCES

R. Geoff Ice

Geoff joined Fairway II in November 2011 as our Geosciences Manager.  He is Vice President – Geosciences for Fairway III and has responsibility for all geological evaluations related to exploration, development and acquisitions.
Prior to joining our team, Geoff was Vice President of Geology for Rosewood Resources, a privately held corporation in Dallas, Texas. He was responsible for the management and development of all of Rosewood’s oil and gas assets, including projects in the Rockies, Mid-Continent, Permian Basin, East Texas and North Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, Venezuela and the North Sea. Geoff started his career with Mobil Oil Corporation; he subsequently worked for four larger independents before joining Rosewood. He earned his BA in Geology from Trinity University and an MS in Geology from The University of Texas at Arlington. Geoff is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and is licensed by the Texas Bureau of Professional Geoscientists.
He is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Exploration Geologists, Fort Worth Geological Society, Dallas Geological Society and Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. Geoff has served as the President and Secretary of the Southwest Section of the AAPG and President of the FWGS. In his spare time, he enjoys playing in his band, “Rough Cut,” and working on his ranch near Meridian, Texas. Geoff and his wife live in Fort Worth.

William A. Keller

SENIOR GEOLOGIST

William A. Keller

Bill joined Fairway III in April 2017 as our Senior Geologist.  He has over 35 years of industry experience, primarily with Oxy, ONEOK and Samson in the Mid-Continent region.  During his 10 years with Samson, Bill was the Senior District Geologist for the Mid-Continent asset team, where he was responsible for the evaluation of all major Pennsylvanian and Mississippian reservoirs and the subsequent generation of all drilling prospects throughout Western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.  Bill earned his BS in Geology from the University of Northern Colorado and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.  He is a member of the American Association of Geologists, Oklahoma City Geological Society, Kansas Geological Society and West Texas Geological Society.  Bill and his wife enjoy hiking and four-wheeling in the Rockies and spending time with their family.  He and his wife currently live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but will soon be moving to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Gregory J. Anderson

GEOLOGIST

Gregory J. Anderson

Greg joined Fairway Resources, LLC in September 2015 to assist in the formation of Fairway III, where he is now a Geologist. Prior to joining our team, he started his career as a Geologist with NUTECH Energy Alliance, where he worked several basins around the country. Greg earned his BS and MS in Geology from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Fort Worth Geological Society, Dallas Geological Society and Houston Geological Society. In his spare time, Greg enjoys golf, various water sports and woodworking. Greg lives in Grapevine with his wife and son.

Jennifer N. Pizzi

GEOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN

Jennifer N. Pizzi

Jennifer joined Fairway III in July 2016 as our Geological Technician. She has over 15 years of experience in the industry, working numerous oil and gas fields across the United States for both larger and smaller companies. Jennifer earned her BS in Geography and a Certificate in Geographical Information Systems from Oklahoma State University. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and running. Jennifer lives in Keller with her husband and daughter.

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

M. Brayden Hudson

CONTROLLER

M. Brayden Hudson

Brayden joined Fairway Resources, LLC in April 2016 to assist in the formation of Fairway III, where he is our Controller. He has worked for over five years in the industry, holding various accounting and internal audit roles. Brayden earned his BS in Marketing from Ball State University and an MBA and MPA from The University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Brayden enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth baseball. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife and two children.

Jonathan H. Waitzer

FINANCIAL ASSOCIATE

Jonathan H. Waitzer

Jon joined Fairway III in March 2017 as our Financial Associate.  Prior to joining Fairway III, he was an analyst in UBS Securities’ Natural Resources investment banking group, focusing on Upstream and Midstream coverage.  Jon earned his BA in history from Rice University.  He enjoys traveling, reading, watching Rice football games and fishing.  Jon lives in Dallas.

Keith T. Mibb

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Keith T. Mibb

Keith joined Fairway III in November 2016 as our Senior Accountant.  He began his career with Foundation Energy Management working in Purchasing and Accounting.  Keith subsequently moved to Energy Transfer working as a Plant Accountant.  He earned his BBA in Accounting from Northeastern State University. He enjoys baseball, basketball, hockey and football, and spending time with his family, friends and dogs.  Keith lives in Addison.

Theresa Adams

REVENUE ACCOUNTANT

Theresa Adams

Theresa joined Fairway III in November 2016 as a Revenue Accountant.  She has worked in the industry for over 38 years. Theresa began her career with Atlantic Richfield, where she was employed for approximately 23 years. She then worked for several prominent independents, holding numerous accounting positions over the years. Theresa earned her BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and lives with her husband in Rhome.

Paige L. Gonzales

REVENUE ACCOUNTANT

Paige L. Gonzales

Paige joined Fairway III in November 2016 as a Revenue Accountant. Prior to joining our team, she held various roles in oil and gas, including retail accounting. Paige earned her BS in Finance from The University of Texas at Arlington. She enjoys spending time with her family, particularly doing various outdoor activities. Paige lives in Desoto with her three children.

Steven R. Jones

JIB ACCOUNTANT

Steven R. Jones

Steven joined Fairway III in November 2016 as a JIB Accountant.  Most recently, he worked as an accountant for Concho Resources in Midland, Texas.  Steven has an extensive background in oil and gas accounting, from handling monthly billings to maintaining owner relations.  He enjoys playing golf, traveling, coaching his son’s baseball team and watching sports.  Steven lives in Farmers Branch with his wife and two children.

Felicia A. McQurter

JOINT INTEREST ACCOUNTANT

Felicia A. McQurter

Felicia joined Fairway III in June 2017 as a Joint Interest Accountant. She started her oil and gas career at Magnum Hunter Resources as an Accounts Payable Specialist. Felicia subsequently moved to Red Mountain Resources where she held several accounting positions. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch sports, travel and spend time with her grandchildren. Felicia has two adult children and lives in Grand Prairie.

Monica Y. McKinney

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ACCOUNTANT

Monica Y. McKinney

Monica joined Fairway III in November 2016 as an Accounts Payable Accountant.  She has over eight years of experience in the industry, holding many different accounting positions.  Monica earned her BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  She enjoys spending time with her family, attending sporting events and traveling.  Monica lives in Trophy Club.

Jeffrey A. White

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ACCOUNTANT

Jeffrey A. White

Jeff joined Fairway III in November 2016 as an Accounts Payable Accountant.  He has over 15 years of accounting experience, most recently with Occidental Petroleum.  In his spare time, Jeff enjoys music, playing guitar and walking his dog.  He and his wife live in Carrollton.

Rosemarie Dominguez

RECEPTIONIST

Rosemarie Dominguez

Rosie joined Fairway III in May 2016 as our Receptionist. Prior to joining our team, she worked in administration and customer service for interior design and orthopedic companies. She enjoys spending time with her family doing various water related activities. Rosie lives in Grand Prairie with her husband and five children.

Elk City Field Staff

Wayne Landreth, Production Superintendent
Randall Cartwright, Senior Workover Foreman
Barton Baker, Production Foreman
Tommy Jennings, Production Foreman
Robert Baird, Maintenance Foreman
Blaine Berlin, HSE Coordinator
Jerri Mikles, Production Assistant
Bryan Region, Lease Operator

Cesar Castanon, Lease Operator
Charles Salisbury, Lease Operator
Clinton Lippencott, Lease Operator
Jerry Helmuth, Lease Operator
John Murray, Lease Operator
Joshua Barfield, Lease Operator
Lowell Brooks, Lease Operator

Russell Brewer, Lease Operator
Steve Lindley, Lease Operator
Terry Edwards, Lease Operator
Walton Hubbard, Lease Operator
William Region, Lease Operator
William Stillwell, Lease Operator
William Whitson, Lease Operator