(M) 903.650.0541 – (M) 903.244.0840
1121 East Main Street, Atlanta, Texas 75551
Seeking business relationships with oil and gas attorneys, petroleum brokers or independent Landman agencies and assist with abstracts, runsheets, preparing title reports, right-of-way acquisitions, and negotiations.
Independent Landman – Abstractor
Texas and Louisiana
Prepares abstracts for area Landmen in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas
Prepares abstracting reports, runsheets, and title reports for potential prospects in the
Hayneville Shale and Cotton Valley area
Prepares deed plots with AutoCAD and/or Deed Plotter
Texas and Arkansas
Determines title ownership by way of conveyances for Professional Surveyors and local title companies
Utility Right-of-Ways and Easements
Prepares deed plots, legal descriptions, and plats for RPLS
Coordinates daily survey operations
Observes regulations of state boundary retracement procedures
Communicates and Consults with clientele regarding boundary procedures from estimates to
Land Survey: Boundary Law of the metes and bounds system as well as the public land system, boundary retracement, plat and legal description preparation, and deed plots.
Computer: MS Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Advanced Communication.
Research: Determines surface ownership by way of conveyances and able to retrace ownership beginning with patents or original grants. Determines boundary of current ownerships, ad-joiners, existing easements, survey records, original grants in metes and bounds or patents in the public land system. Interprets calls found in legal descriptions and is well accustomed to county or parish public offices.
Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) – Administrative Leadership
Bachelors of Science (BS) – Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduates of Texas A&M University – Texarkana, TX
University of Houston Downtown - Houston, Texas
Professional Land Management
Survey Intern – Texas and Arkansas – October 2009
Professional Land Management – May 2012
American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
Texas Association of Professional Surveyors (TSPS)
Corporal-Non Commissioned Officer
United States Army
11H, Heavy Anti-armor Weapons Crew Commander
Directed employment of personnel in field operations.
Evaluated training and terrain.
Selected emplacement location and assigned target locations.
Supervised construction of fortifications.
Interpreted maps and prepared field sketches.
October 1990 – December 1994
Berlin, Germany and Ft. Carson, CO
Petroleum Independent Landman May 2012 - present
Drake Land Works
Prepares abstracts for local Landmen in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas
Prepares reports, runsheets, and title reports for potential prospects in the Hayneville Shale and Cotton Valley area
Prepares deed plots with AutoCAD and/or Deed Plotter
Project Survey Manager
Schaeffer Land Surveying
April 2007 – May 2012
Provides boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and as-built surveys
Staking Engineer September 2004 – April 2007
Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative
Right-of-Way acquisitioning - Obtained Right-of-Way agreements for utility easement in Cass,
Bowie, Morris, Titus and Red River Counties in Northeast Texas.
Survey Party Chief
January 2004 – September 2004
C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates, Inc.
Worked with Land Management consultants for oil and gas organizations to ensure proper site placement of new oil and gas sites.
Survey Technician February 1995 – December 2004
Schaeffer Land Surveying
Provided boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and as-built surveys, and precision
Roxanne Bosserman – ArkLaTex Association of Professional Landman Board Member – 318.655.2004
Guy Marsh – Petroleum Landman (RPL) – Two Rock Inc. – 903.824.6375 – Atlanta, TX
Justin Weeks – Petroleum Landman (RL) – Maverick Land Services – 903.424.1031
Terrill Williams – Professor University of Houston Downtown – Professional Land Management Certificate
Program – (713) 221-8179 - http://www.petroleumeducation.com/index.php
Keith Roberts, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas RPLS 5353 – Land Survey Division Manager – HydorTerra
Technologies, LLC. – (337) 517-3373 – Breaux Bridge, LA – www.hydroterratec.com
John Fenstermaker, Louisiana PLS – Past employer – Vice President, Surveying – C.H. Fenstermaker and
Associates, Inc. – (337) 237-2200 – Lafayette, LA – www.fenstermaker.com
Performs duties and responsibilities given by the supervision of a Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor concerning land surveying practices with professionalism and integrity.
Manages land surveying and construction layout operations for a Texas Registered Land Surveyor from April
2007 to present resulting in a successful firm upholding standards provided by the Texas State Board of
Professional Land Surveyors as well as providing quality service to the local community.
Provides consultation and cost estimates for projects requesting land surveying and construction layout services.
Directs responsibilities and detailed field procedures to field crews on daily basis by effective communication and consultation with party chief and other employees.
Investigates deed information provided by client for boundary surveys that involve client deed and adjoiners’ deed to property being surveyed with the intention to develop a deed plot helpful in aiding the party chief with field investigation, as well as, to follow the dignity of calls set forth by state regulations when reconstructing boundary lines.
Computes and reviews data obtained by field crew with the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D and TDS software with past experience using Terramodel, earlier versions of AutoDesk, Land Development Desktop, IntelleCAD with
Carlson and MS-DOS.
Comfortable and versatile with computer skills of several office software programs including Microsoft Word,
Excel, Access, and Power Point and many others. Able to prepare spreadsheets and office reports.
Prepares plats, field note descriptions and survey reports for Registered Professional Land Surveyors resulting in professional quality documents used to assist landowners, attorneys, engineers, developers, and many others for various reasons.
Communicates, reviews and informs all aspects of a land surveying job directly to the Registered Professional
Land Surveyor before, during and after each project with professionalism and integrity.
effectively and proficiently with engineers and project managers during industrial, mechanical and civil environments with confidence in working with mechanical and civil construction plans.
Operates precision Kerns’ and Wild T2 theodolites for horizontal acquisition measurements of industrial machinery components during scheduled maintenance outages.
Operates precision tilting level for vertical acquisition measurements of industrial machinery components during scheduled maintenance outages.
Operates Rotoalign coupling laser for alignment of industrial components requiring gearboxes and motor shafts, as well as, small turbines.
Provides 3D header inspection with Topcon Total Station for Babcock and Wilcox at the Turk Power Plant in
Fulton, AR (American Electric Power).
Supervised industrial alignment crews during the installation of #8 Paper Machine for Abitibi Consolidated from January 2000 thru June 2001. Results: Inspired personnel that emerged into low employment turnover rates during the construction process and benefited personnel and the organization in permanent employment positions.
Trains personnel to understand and perform techniques that are used in industrial alignment, construction layout, and land surveying. Results: Clients who benefit from knowledgeable technicians that service their needs in a professional manner. Employees benefit from on-the-job training programs that further their knowledge in related industries for future individual growth and development.
Provided surveying consultation for construction planning at the Nexfor Norbord OSB facility in Jefferson,
Texas for the expansion of two P&H cranes. Results: A topography survey that engineers used to design plans and allow contractors to base estimates from.
Provides stockpile inventories for Domtar Consolidated, Georgia Pacific, and Holcim Incorporated on a monthly basis. Results: AutoCAD calculations that use TIN surfaces and contours for the output of volume reports that provides data for accounting departments at closings and audit periods.
Aided in the installation and the rebuilding of several machinery parts, sections, and lines for industrial organizations (e.g., Abitibi - Lufkin, Texas; Georgia Pacific - Crossett, Arkansas; Greif Brothers - Massillon, Ohio,
Champion – Sheldon, Texas).
Results: Machinery aligned within 0.001” that provides low vibration for high production with decreased maintenance times.
Communicates effectively and professionally with clients such as project managers, engineers, and erectors to make positive and accurate decisions. Results: Continued work relationships that have been built on trust with the ability to provide expert knowledge.
Performed right of way acquisitioning from start to finish on a contracted basis to obtain necessary utility access for South Western Electric Power. Results: Easements that began from the research stage and ended with the approval of several landowners by granting easement access to ad-joiners and community neighbors.
Supervised and trained crewmembers during surveying operations for section and boundary reconstruction for leading oil and gas firms. Results: Competent and well trained individuals that have grown into experienced and professional party chiefs.
Engineered overhead and underground power utilities for residential and commercial use with specific emphasis directed towards the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association specifications. Results: An organization that benefited in a solid work effort that provided affective and efficient services.
Consulted cooperative members and potential clients who needed electric service for possible avenues of approach of easement proposals. Results: Members who benefited in quality knowledge in boundary law.