Donnie has 40 years of oil field experience, 32 of which have been with the same company. He has been a part of the evolution of industry practices and standards from the "hands-on" viewpoint of rig-based drilling foreman to that of making decisions from a corporate level. Donnie's unique background has resulted in his involvement in over 2,000 wells in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. His drilling experience includes everything from vertical SWD to horizontal wells in the Cotton Valley, Haynesville Shale and James Lime. He has also overseen location construction, site remediation, work-over and completion operations. Donnie has mentored many young engineers and has people skills that make him a pleasure to have as a productive part of the team. He still loves the challenge involved in the process of drilling.