Team

Fairway III has assembled an extremely strong and talented team of industry professionals. The following are our employees.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Matthew A. Eagleston

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Matthew A. Eagleston

Matt co-founded the first Fairway Resources company 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 the first Fairway Resources company, 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.

Charles R. Tompkins

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

Charles R. Tompkins

Rick started working with the Fairway Resources team in June 2015 to assist in the formation of Fairway III. He is now Senior Vice President – Acquisitions & Development 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.

LAND

James R. Klabzuba

LAND MANAGER

James R. Klabzuba

James joined Fairway II in October 2011 as a Landman and was recently promoted to Land Manager. 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 four 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 three children.

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.

OPERATIONS, ENGINEERING & GEOLOGY

Wesley D. Hanover

VICE PRESIDENT – OPERATIONS

Wesley D. Hanover

Wes joined Fairway III in June 2016 as our Production Engineer and was recently promoted to his current position of Vice President – Operations.  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 Double Oak with his wife and two children.

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.

Ryan T. Hennigan

OPERATIONS ENGINEER

Ryan T. Hennigan

Ryan joined Fairway III in January 2019 as our Operations Engineer. He began his career with Halliburton in completions working the Anadarko and Arkoma Basins of Oklahoma. Ryan subsequently worked for Silver Creek Oil & Gas in completions and production roles working the Arkoma and Permian Basins. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. He enjoys hunting, welding, smoking brisket and spending time outdoors with his family. Ryan lives in Justin with his wife and three children.

Gregory J. Anderson

SENIOR GEOLOGIST

Gregory J. Anderson

Greg started working with the Fairway Resources team in September 2015 to assist in the formation of Fairway III, where he is now a Senior 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 Colleyville with his wife and son.

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

M. Brayden Hudson

VICE PRESIDENT – FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

M. Brayden Hudson

Brayden started working with the Fairway Resources team in April 2016 as our Controller to assist in the formation of Fairway III and was recently promoted to his position of Vice President, Finance and Accounting. He has worked for over six 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 three children.

Christina M. Gragg

ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR

Christina M. Gragg

Christina joined Fairway III in January 2018 as a Joint Interest Accountant and was recently promoted to her current position of Accounting Supervisor. She began her oil and gas career over 11 years ago at Reef Oil and Gas Companies where she held several accounting positions during her time with the company. Christina then continued her career as a contractor for XTO Energy in Fort Worth as a Revenue Accountant. She earned her BS in Supply Chain Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Christina enjoys spending time with her family and friends and lives in Grapevine with her husband and daughter.

Sharon K. Petry

GAS BALANCING AND REVENUE ACCOUNTANT

Sharon K. Petry

Sharon joined Fairway III in April 2018 as a Gas Balancing and Revenue Accountant.  She started her oil and gas career over 25 years ago at H. J. Gruy & Associates as an engineering technician.  Sharon then held various positions with Redstone Oil & Gas, Anadarko Petroleum and Continental Exploration, where she became proficient in gas marketing, tracking gas imbalances, regulatory filings and revenue accounting.  Sharon earned her BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station.  She enjoys reading, music, road trips and spending time with family and friends.  Sharon lives in Farmers Branch.

Felicia A. McQurter

JIB ACCOUNTANT

Felicia A. McQurter

Felicia joined Fairway III in June 2017 as a Joint Interest Accountant and was promoted at the end of 2017 to JIB 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.

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.

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.

Elk City Field Staff

Wayne Landreth, Production Superintendent
Barton Baker, Production Foreman
Tommy Jennings, Production Foreman
Blaine Berlin, HSE Coordinator
Chad Mason, Lease Operator

Charles Salisbury, Lease Operator
CJ Hagerman, Lease Operator
Clinton Lippencott, Lease Operator
Herman Aguilar, Lease Operator

Korbin Ivey, Lease Operator
Matt Lucas, Lease Operator
Terry Edwards, Lease Operator
Web Dougherty, Lease Operator