I have lived all of my life in Midland, TX with some temporary assignments in San Antonio, TX and Salt Lake City, UT. I was very fortunate to grow up in a family of entrepreneurs that was VERY civic minded and learned at a young age the importance of supporting my community and charitable endeavors.
I attended grade school in Midland, and went on to Texas Military Institute and Trinity University in San Antonio, where I majored in Communications and Television & Film Production. While I was in college, I discovered with my first job that I had a near fatal allergy. I discovered that I was allergic to being told what to do and when to do it by someone else, sometimes called a boss. As a result of this discovery, I returned to Midland and embarked upon an extensive, 35-year entrepreneurial career starting or becoming involved as a principal and/or a key executive in a number of businesses covering a range of industries that include; oil & gas and ranching, environmental remediation, marketing, radio broadcasting, banking, mining and natural resources, photography, building materials, and intellectual property as well as real estate and other endeavors.
I spent twenty years as Chairman, President and CEO of Alta United Mines, Co. a historic Utah mining company with responsibility for all phases of corporate operations including governmental relations, economic and environmental impact, corporate relations with neighboring companies, negotiation of mining and mineral leases, and all phases of corporate development including maximizing the value of corporate assets. As a result of my involvement with that company, I was able to take a near worthless company and sell it for a seven figure price tag.
I also served as Vice-President & Corporate Director at Alpha Twenty-One Corporation, a closely held company involved in oil & gas exploration and development, minerals ownership, ranching operations. I was in involved in corporate development and internal operations, oversaw office management, budgeting and personnel. I was also involved in decision making with regards to corporate diversification and expansion.
I started and operated an environmental remediation company that used bioremediation technology to remediate petroleum spills, leaking underground storage tanks, and other hydrocarbon and VOC contaminated soil and water.
I am currently active in the Oil & Gas, Ranching and Real Estate businesses. I serve as Corporate Director at Primavera Resources in San Antonio, TX. I am Founder, President and CEO of Bedford Falls Development of Midland, TX, currently developing a $50MM, 33 acre mixed use real estate development consisting of single family, multi family, commercial and storage projects components. I am also Co-Founder, CEO and Manager of EverGreen Manufacturing, LLC, manufacturer of unique homes and other structures from repurposed shipping containers.
I am a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and as such am actively engaged in multiple ID Theft Awareness Programs and speak frequently on the subject.
Along the way, as a member of our business community, I was a very active member of a number of civic and business organizations. I have also served on various charitable boards and committees and continue to support a wide variety of local charities including the Blakemore Planetarium, The Museum of the Southwest, The High Sky Children’s Ranch, Christmas in Action, Midland Community Theatre and many others. I am an avid photographer, love to read, listen to music, attend the theater, travel, and cruising. I love fine dining and love to cook. Ask me about my bar-b-que.