David is the president and co-owner of Whitestone Investments, Inc., and Whitestone Oil & Gas, LLC. He is also the co-owner of Acme Map Company, which is located in Tyler, Texas.
David started his career in the oil and gas land business in 1981 when he returned home from working for the U.S. State Department in the Middle East. He spent almost three years in the Sinai Desert working at the Sinai Field Mission as part of the contingent that provided monitoring of the region while offering liaison support to the United Nations troops. Since entering into the business, he has worked as a field landman and project manager on numerous projects in multiple states. David has mentored many young landmen and strongly believes in the need to continue to train and work with new landmen to share the knowledge and expertise that seasoned landmen have acquired. David is a member of the East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen (ETAPL) and the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and still has his membership certificate from the American Association of Petroleum Landmen from 1983. David is a Registered Petroleum Landman (RPL). Because of David’s extensive history of actual field land work, he has a distinct advantage and a clear understanding of what it takes to be a field landman, thus enabling him to run a successful brokerage firm.
David is a native of Texas, with ancestry dating directly back to the Alamo. David and Patty, his wife of 30 years, live on their farm just outside of Whitehouse, Texas. They enjoy traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with family.
Vice President, COO, CFO
Patricia (Patty) is a member of the AAPL, ETAPL and is a Registered Petroleum Landman (RPL). She is responsible for the day to day operations of Whitestone as well as financial oversight and decisions. She has field land experience in leasing, title research, runsheet preparation, due diligence and real estate purchase. She created Whitestone’s proprietary runsheet program “TitleMaster.” Numerous title attorneys have praised the efficiency and ease of use of this program, which equates to a savings for each client.
Patty joined Whitestone Investments, Inc., after her retirement from Chicago Bridge & Iron (formerly Howe-Baker Engineers, Inc.), where she held the position of International Procurement Director of the Western Hemisphere. She earned a B.S. in Business Management from LeTourneau University and holds a lifetime certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). Patty completed Rice University Executive Training Program and she holds certifications in numerous Microsoft software applications. She also volunteers with Junior Achievement in Tyler as well as Cain Elementary in Whitehouse, Texas.
Brian has been employed by Whitestone for 10 years. Brian attended Texas A&M University and is a member of the ETAPL and AAPL. He has 17 years of experience as a Petroleum Landman and is expert in Project Management, title research, mineral leasing, runsheet preparation, seismic permitting, and right-of-way leasing. Most recently Brian personally managed a 3D seismic shoot covering 70,000 square acres and was responsible for the oversight of 25 field landmen. He also managed 35 landmen while overseeing a leasing, runsheet and curative project for a major oil company which covered 6 Units and approximately 4,000 acres.
Brian has a solid record of producing quality deliverables to clients within timeframes quoted and within budget parameters.
Libby is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). She has 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas land business, having worked both in the field and in-house. Field work performed as an independent petroleum landman includes surface rights ownership research, mineral rights and royalty ownership research, sovereignty and supplemental runsheet preparation, and lease negotiation and acquisition. In-house experience includes lease analyst, processing lease bonus payments, and project reporting. Additionally, in her current role of Office Manager, Libby is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, landman billing, client invoicing, and tax reporting to State and Federal agencies.
Prior to entering the land business, Libby had a career in education, which included teaching and administrative positions at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Her last position before joining Whitestone in 2006 was that of Associate Director of the Executive Education Division at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She graduated cum laude from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.B.A. in Finance and graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Texas with an M.Ed. in Educational Administration.