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Rock Energy Resources Inc.
10375 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX
Rock Energy Resources is a small, independent oil and gas company with big-time talent and drive. Based in Houston, Texas, the companies principals have a combined 50 years of experience in all aspects of the industry, and a rare genius for turning forgotten reservoirs into revitalized mother lodes. We know there are vast stores of untapped resources that others left behind or current technology now makes recovery of resource possible.
Officers and Directors:
Rocky V. Emery: Mr. Emery founded REP in April 2004 and acted as its Chief Executive Officer until the closing of the Asset Purchase when he also assumed the position of our Chief Executive Officer. From July 2001 to April 2004 he was employed by Wachovia Securities as a Managing Director of its Emery Financial Group, which worked with large companies on stock option plans. Previous to his employment with Wachovia, from 1993 to July 2001, he was a retail stock broker and stock option plan specialist for UBS/Paine Weber. Mr. Emery graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor of science degree in physiology.
Mark G. Harrington: Mr. Harrington has served as our Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors since January, 2008. After earning a BBA and MBA in Finance from the University of Texas, Mr. Harrington began his career in 1977 as an energy analyst at the U.S. Trust Company and in 1978 joined Carl H. Pforzheimer & Co. in the same capacity. In 1986, he became a partner in the firm and, in 1982, was named President of Chipco Energy, Pforzheimer's in-house investment arm which focused on private equity investments and exploratory drilling projects. In 1985, he formed Harrington and Company, under which he created the Energy Vulture Funds (EVF) to pursue distressed opportunities in energy and to incubate emerging energy companies. EVF-incubated companies included Calgary-based HCO Canada, Ltd., for which Harrington also served as founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Houston-based HarCor Energy, a then NASDAQ NMS-listed company that he managed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale in late 1997. In 2003, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of AMEX-listed Dune Energy, Inc. In 2004 Mr. Harrington became President and Chief Executive Officer of Quinduno Energy, Inc. and managed that company until its sale to Petrosearch Energy in 2006. Until 2008 he has acted as a private consultant. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Best Energy Services, Inc., a Houston-based company he co-founded.
Allan J. Smedstad: Mr. Smedstad has served as the Secretary and Treasurer of REP since April 2004. From 2001 to 2004 he was an oil and gas auditor with BRI Consulting Group, Inc., a privately-held company in Houston, Texas. From 1990 until 2001 he was an Accounting Manager with Torch Energy Advisors in Houston, Texas. Mr. Smedstad is Mr. Emery’s father-in-law.
Tom S. Elliott: Mr. Elliott has been an independent business consultant since 1998 and our Chief Operating Officer since April 2004. From 2001 to 2004 he acted as a senior management advisor (also on a consulting basis) to Texas Independent Exploration, a privately-held oil and gas exploration and development company. From 1999 to 2001 he held a similar position as senior management advisor to Equinox Oil Company, an oil and gas development company. From 1998 to 1999 he was a consultant and senior management advisor to Tri-Union Development Corp., also a privately-held oil and gas company. From 1994 to 1998 he was employed by WRT Energy Corporation as Vice-President of Operations. Mr. Elliott earned his professional petroleum engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines.
William F. Mosley, CPA: Mr. Mosley has served on our Board of Directors since January 2008. Since 1988, Mr. Mosley has been the president of W. F. Mosley Inc., an independent accounting firm in Houston, Texas. He has practiced as a certified public accountant since 1978. He received his B.S. degree in accounting from North Texas State University.
Stephen J. Warner: Mr. Warner has served on our Board of Directors since January 2008. Mr. Warner was a co-founder and has been a partner of Crossbow Ventures, Inc, a private equity firm with over $100 million under management, since 1998. From 1994 to 1998 he was a consultant to private equity firms and to USAID, evaluating American Enterprise Funds in Eastern Europe. From 1991 to 1994 he was the Managing Director of Commonwealth Associates, a privately held brokerage firm involved in the financing of emerging growth companies. From 1970 to 1990 he was the President of Merrill Lynch Venture Capital, Inc. a Merrill investment capital fund. He holds a B.S. degree from MIT, an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business and a law degree from Blackstone School of Law (through correspondence courses).
Terrence J. Dunne: Mr. Dunne served as our President from 2006 until his resignation in January 2008, pursuant to the terms of our Asset Purchase Agreement with REP, but remains a director. For more than the last five years, Mr. Dunne has operated Terrence J. Dunne & Associates, a sole proprietorship which provides bookkeeping, income tax return preparation and business consulting services for small businesses. Mr. Dunne received his BBA, MBA and Masters in Taxation degrees from Gonzaga University.
J. D. McGraw: Mr. McGraw has served on our Board of Directors since January 2008. Mr. McGraw has been the President and Vice Chairman of Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc., an American Stock Exchange Section 12 (b) reporting company, since April 2006 and was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Biosource America in December 2005. He has provided consulting services to over 150 companies including AdTec, American Rice, Blockbuster Video, Chuck E. Cheese, Dryper, International Recovery, Republic Industries and Swift Energy. From 2000 until 2002, Mr. McGraw worked as a Financial Management Consultant for Allan F. Dow & Associates, Inc. From 2002 until 2003, he served as the Executive Vice President of EnerTeck Corporation, a company engaged in the manufacture, sale, and marketing of fuel borne catalytic engine treatment products for diesel engines. Mr. McGraw has served as the President of Jonah Capital Partners, a financial advisory firm, since 2004.
Tim R. Lindsey. Mr. Lindsey has served on our Board of Directors since January 2008. Mr. Lindsey has over thirty years of technical and executive leadership expertise in global oil and gas exploration, production, technology, and business development. He is currently a Director and interim President/Chief Executive Officer of Daybreak Oil and Gas Corporation, a U.S.-based early-stage exploration and production company. Mr. Lindsey also serves as a Director for Challenger Energy Corporation, a Calgary-based oil and gas company. Since March, 2005, Mr. Lindsey has been a Principal of Lindsey Energy and Natural Resources, a private consulting firm specializing in energy and mining industry issues. From September 2003 to March 2005, Mr. Lindsey was Vice-President and Senior Vice-President of Exploration for The Houston Exploration Company. Previously, Mr. Lindsey was employed for 27 years with Marathon Oil Corporation in a number of positions including senior management roles in both domestic and international exploration and business development. Mr. Lindsey obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Eastern Washington University in 1973, completed graduate studies in Economic Geology at the University of Montana in 1975, and attended the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University in 1990.