Valor's Team of Experienced Management Professionals

Removing Management Burdens through Innovative Solutions

Matt Autry is the President of Oil and Gas at Valor

Matt possesses 15 years of oil and gas industry experience that ranges from working as a landman to owning and managing minerals. He held managerial landman positions at King Operating, King Royalty, and Equinor (formerly Brigham Exploration/Statoil). Matt’s primary focus has been on the land management side of business, including mergers, trades, acquisitions and divestitures in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and North Dakota. He also has experience in leasing, preparing units for drilling opportunities and managing the acquisition and development of mineral packages. Matt obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ashford University.

Matt Autry

President, Oil and Gas

Ashlyn Barney is a Division Order Analyst at Valor

Ashlyn Barney has over 4 years working in the Oil and Gas Industry as a Landman. A majority of her experience is in acquisitions, divestitures, leasing and mineral and leasehold title examination. Ashlyn has conducted due diligence for multi-billion-dollar acquisitions in various states including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Ashlyn Barney

Senior Division Order Analyst

Jason Beck is the Director of Land at Valor

Jason Beck is a Certified Professional Landman and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor with extensive experience in servicing Trusts, Agencies and Foundations over his career. He was the Executive Director and Regional Manager of Mineral Asset Management for JPMorgan Chase for 17 years and oversaw all areas of mineral management. Jason received his BS from West Texas A&M University in Agricultural Business & Economics and holds a Petroleum Land Practice certification from Texas Christian University.

Jason Beck, CPL, CTFA

Director, Land and Mineral Management

Ella Canfield is a Marketing Coordinator at Valor

Ella received her BS in Strategic Communication from Texas Christian University. During college, Ella gained marketing experience working for the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the Fort Worth Herd, and Luther King Capital Management. As Marketing Coordinator, Ella helps bring awareness of Valor's services to ensure clients know who we are, what we do, and how we can provide value.

Ella Canfield

Marketing Coordinator

Victoria Chick is a Data Tech at Valor

Victoria brings her passion for organization and structure. As data technician, she is responsible for digitizing physical archives to modernize our client records. Coming from a military family, she was born on a US Army base in Germany. She has a degree from Wade College and loves to play board games and crochet amigurumi.

Victoria Chick

Data Technician

Addriene Coney is a Revenue Analyst at Valor

Adrienne brings over 8 years of accounting experience to her role as a Revenue Analyst. Her prior experience includes property management accounting, vendor account management, and banking and accounts payable processing.

Adrienne Coney

Revenue Analyst

Joseph DeWoody is the Co-Founder, CEO and CTO of Valor

Joseph, the 2021 D CEO Energy Services and Technology Executive of the Year, has acquired and managed thousands of oil and gas interests during his career. He brings extensive experience in oil and gas exploration, production, investment, development and management and is a Certified Mineral Manager (CMM) and a Certified Professional Landman (CPL). Joseph is a life member of American Mensa and the National Society of Washington Family Descendants. He received his BBA and MBA from Baylor University, where he played football. Joseph was appointed to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists and he serves as director of the National Association of Royalty Owners — Texas. He was named one of Oil and Gas Investor Magazine’s “Top 20 Under 40” and was featured in the Dallas Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy.”

Joseph DeWoody, CPL, CMM

Co-Founder, CEO, CTO

Clifton DuBose is the Co-Founder and Partner of Valor

Clifton, a multi-generational mineral owner, brings extensive leadership experience and a combined background in law and agribusiness to the Valor team. He has managed oil and gas assets for numerous investors including family offices, high-net-worth individuals and private equity firms. Clifton previously practiced oil and gas law in Midland, Texas, where he drafted and negotiated oil and gas title opinions, leases, purchase and sale agreements and other contracts. Clifton earned his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and his law degree from the Georgetown Law School.

Clifton DuBose, JD


Skye Estes is a Mineral Manager at Valor

Skye has spent seven years as a landman working with Charbonnet Land Services and Waggoner Osborne Land Services. Focused on title work, mineral acquisition, and leasing in the Permian and Delaware Basins. Skye has also worked as a Specialty Asset Manager in the oil and gas division of Bank of America. Active member of the AAPL. Skye has a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas.

Skye Estes

Senior Mineral Manager

Michelle Farrington is a revenue accountant at Valor

Michelle brings over ten years of senior revenue accounting experience from XTO Energy to the Valor team. She has years of experience working for one of the top oil and gas operators in the world. Michelle has seen and learned broad oil and gas accounting knowledge which she employs daily at Valor.

Michelle Farrington

Revenue Accountant

Sam Felean is a Senior Accountant at Valor

Sam is a Certified Public Accountant and brings over 5 years of public accounting experience to his role as Senior Accountant. During his time in public accounting, he served as a tax return preparer and auditor for both individuals and private corporations including auto dealerships, building materials, and field service industries. Sam obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master of professional accountancy from Louisiana Tech University.

Sam Felean, CPA

Senior Accountant

Gage Gillispie is the Director of Farm and Ranch at Valor

Gage received his bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University with a focus in Economics. Born and raised in Amarillo, TX, Gage had the opportunity to work alongside his father in the agriculture industry operating a third-generation commercial farm located in Moore County. He has experience and specializes in all areas of commercial real estate, including brokerage, management, and multifamily acquisitions. Additionally, Gage has experience in Spirits and is actively engaged in all aspects of the alcohol industry.

Gage Gillispie

Director, Farm & Ranch
Director, Spirits

Teresa Hathcock is a Revenue Accountant at Valor

Teresa has 14 years of extensive experience in month-end revenue closing, account reconciliations, JIB accounting, invoicing and billing, monthly severance and royalty filing and reporting, regulatory compliance, ad-hoc reporting and research and variance analysis. Teresa possesses the ability to effectively utilize oil and gas related software and sites such as WolfePak, Quorum, Oildex, EnergyLink and PDS. Prior to Valor, she has worked in various accounting roles for P2 Energy Solutions, Wagner Oil Company, MineralWare and Bank of Texas.

Teresa Hathcock

Revenue Accountant

Jill Heagy is an Executive Assistant at Valor

Jill brings robust expertise to the Valor team with her experience in executive support, budget analysis and project management. Jill previously worked as an executive assistant with Luther King Capital Management for nine years, prior to which she served in analyst and support roles with EDS for eight years.

Jill Heagy

Executive Assistant

Trevor Hedeman is the Director of Farm and Ranch at Valor

Trevor received his bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences from Texas A&M University. Throughout his life Trevor has grown up farming, ranching and rodeing. He has experience and specializes in all areas of farm and ranch management, including: livestock brand registration, cowboying services, livestock purchasing and selling, nutrition/feeding program, exotic animal management and conservation of wildlife habitats. Additionally, Trevor has experience in Spirits and is well versed in all aspects of the alcohol industry.

Trevor Hedeman

Director, Farm & Ranch
Director, Spirits

Liz Jang is the Director of CPG and Valor Ignite at Valor

Liz brings a number of talents to the Valor team with expertise in operations, strategic planning, marketing, and customer service. She previously served as regional director for one of YPO's (formerly Young Presidents' Organization) largest regions in addition to other managerial roles over her 13-year tenure. As regional director she facilitated over 30 strategic planning sessions and oversaw the expansion and development of four new markets in the region as well as two additional emerging markets. Prior to YPO, Liz worked in commercial real estate property management. Liz obtained a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in business from Texas A&M University.

Liz Jang

Director, Valor Ignite
Director, Consumer Packaged Goods

Hannah Jones is the Director of Marketing at Valor

Hannah brings nearly a decade of experience to her role as Director of Marketing. She previously worked with brands such as Chick-fil-A, Neiman Marcus, Abercrombie & Fitch and Cook Children's Health Care System. She has extensive experience in preparing and leading strategies rooted in both traditional and digital marketing tactics. Hannah also spent time working at the Richards Group and iProspect. Hannah received a BS in Psychology and a BS in Communication Studies from Texas Christian University.

Hannah Jones

Director, Marketing

Mimi Keenom is a Division Order Manager at Valor

Mimi has had a distinguished oil and gas career. Working as a Lease Analyst, Land Supervisor Assistant and Division Order Manager for companies such as Quicksilver Resources, Union Pacific Resources, and Clear Fork Royalty. Mimi brings a wealth of land related experience to Valor. She has experience on all sides of oil and gas and has worked for oil and gas operators as well as mineral and royalty owners. Her ability to navigate the land and division orders departments of large oil and gas companies is unparalleled.

Mimi Keenom

Division Order Manager

Ben Larrabee is a Director of Business Development at Valor

Ben has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over six years, primarily focused on mineral management, acquisitions, divestitures and software development. Ben received his bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi in 2017.

Ben Larrabee

Director, Business Development

Jonathon Lipko is the Cheif Operatating Officer and a Director of Valor Ignite at Valor

Jonathon is a veteran executive having focused on improving operational processes in both aerospace and e-commerce through the applications of Lean principles founded by Toyota. He has been a senior leader for The Boeing Company, Raytheon, and Amazon, while also a “turn-around” expert for large scale Tier One suppliers. Jonathan began his career as a Heavy Structures Assembly Mechanic building wings for the Boeing 737-Next Generation aircraft. Jonathon grew up in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with his B.A. and M.B.A.

Jonathon Lipko

Chief Operating Officer
Director, Valor Ignite

Peter Milley is a Director of Business Development at Valor

Peter has nearly a decade of experience in Oil and Gas, ranging from infrastructure build outs, reserve-based lending, land management and software development focused on mineral rights. Peter received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in 2015 and MBA from Texas Christian University in 2019.

Peter Milley

Director, Business Development

John Moncrief is a Partner at Valor

John is well-versed in business, geology and energy and is a Certified Mineral Manager and Registered Professional Landman. With experience as a fourth generation mineral rights owner and acquisitions landman, John has put his entrepreneurial skills to good use. His expertise was recognized in the inaugural class of the Fort Worth Business Press “20 In Their 20's.” He is a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, and is a board member at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. John received his BA in entrepreneurial management and BS in applied geoscience with a minor in energy technology management from Texas Christian University.

John Moncrief, RPL, CMM

Director, Private Wealth
Director, Consumer Packaged Goods

Adam Powell is the Chief Accounting Officer at Valor

Adam is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in public accounting as a financial statement auditor for publicly and privately held clientele in the oil & gas, manufacturing, distribution and healthcare industries. After moving into industry accounting, he worked with a rapidly growing start up to develop first time financial and accounting processes, controls and various reporting packages. Adam is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs as well as the American Institute of CPAs. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oklahoma State University as well as an additional bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Adam Powell, CPA

Chief Accounting Officer
Director, Risk Management

Dustin Proctor is a Mineral Manager at Valor

Dustin, a Registered Landman, brings a diverse background to the team with his experience in sales, project management and talent recruitment. He built strong leadership and relationship skills as an All-American collegiate quarterback. Dustin obtained a Behavioral Sciences degree from Hardin-Simmons University and enjoys volunteering and giving back through a variety of community service projects.

Dustin Proctor, RL

Mineral Manager

Cathy Ramirez is the Controller at Valor

Cathy, an experienced oil and gas accounting veteran, has served in numerous controller and accounting manager rolls for oil and gas operators. She has vast experience with complex oil and gas and corporate accounting practices. She has significant experience in Cost Accounting, General Ledger, Financial Reporting, Human Resources, Tax Return Preparation and Fixed Assets. Cathy has worked at companies such as Acacia Exploration, HighMark Energy Operating, Longview Energy, and Pacesetter Energy. In addition to her broad oil and gas industry experience, Cathy also spent ten years in public accounting.

Cathy Ramirez

Director, Oil and Gas Accounting

Jeffrey Rowe is a Revenue and Data Analyst at Valor

Jeff brings his experience in project accounting and database management to his role as a Revenue and Data Analyst. His prior experience includes project accounting oversight, billings management and inventory management.

Jeffrey Rowe

Senior Revenue and Data Analyst

Russ Talley is a Land and Geology Tech at Valor

Russ, a geologist with over 30 years of experience in Oil and Gas, has an eclectic background that includes work as a title analyst, DO and lease analyst, regulatory manager, engineering technician, geoscience data manager, and exploration geologist. He has previously worked for Santa Fe Snyder, Quicksilver, and Range Resources. Russ has advanced skills in geocomputing, reservoir evaluation, drilling, and seismic survey design and interpretation. Russ has bachelor's degrees in Geology and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a USAF veteran.

Russ Talley

Land and Geology Tech

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