Red Cedar Gathering

Leadership

Kourtney Hadrick, President & COO

Kourtney Hadrick
President and Chief Operating Officer

Kourtney Hadrick has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical industry.  She is responsible for providing strategic leadership to Red Cedar Gathering Company and for achieving the goals and objectives of the business.

Prior to joining Red Cedar as President/COO in 2017, Mrs. Hadrick was employed by Aka Energy Group, LLC as the Vice President of Operations, supporting both the Red Cedar and Aka businesses.  Mrs. Hadrick joined Aka in 2012 as the Vice President of Engineering and Development and was responsible for managing engineering and development projects associated with Aka’s growth and maintenance capital projects for new development, as well as optimization and support of daily operations.  Prior to joining Aka, Mrs. Hadrick was employed by BP America Production Company, where she held various engineering and operational management positions which included Onshore Site Manager and Operations Manager for natural gas production fields and midstream facilities in Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming.  Mrs. Hadrick was also employed by URS Corporation and Union Carbide prior to joining BP.

Mrs. Hadrick has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

Coy Bryant, Director of Operations

 Coy Bryant
Director of Operations

Responsible for plant, pipeline, and measurement operations of the Red Cedar system in the San Juan Basin, Mr. Bryant joined Red Cedar in 2017 as the Director of Operations.

Prior to joining Red Cedar, Mr. Bryant began his career in 2002 with ExxonMobil Production Company as a Facility Engineer in onshore South Texas and offshore California.  Subsequently, Mr. Bryant joined the Kinder Morgan CO2 Company working in roles of increasing responsibility in engineering, production operations management, and business development, and then joined Aka Energy Group as the Director of Operations in 2014.

Mr. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dan Jefferson, Director of EHS

Dan Jefferson
Director of EH&S

Dan Jefferson is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and maintaining company-wide environmental-, health- and safety-related programs, policies, and procedures specific to applicable safety and health laws, as well as assuring compliance with tribal, state, federal, and local rules and regulations.

Upon his graduation from Ignacio High School, Mr. Jefferson attended Denver Institute of Technology, achieving a Certificate in Automotive Mechanics.  He is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, is a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control, and is a Tribal Appointed Commissioner to the State of Colorado Environmental Commission.  He joined the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in 1985 as Custom Farm Director and in 1987 as Natural Resources Field Coordinator.  In 1990, Mr. Jefferson began his career in the Oil and Gas Industry as an apprentice, completing the program to become Natural Gas Operator with WestGas, a Subsidiary of Public Service of Colorado.   Mr. Jefferson’s career with Red Cedar includes positions as Plant Operator, Operations Supervisor, Process Safety Management Coordinator, and Manager of Plant Operations at the Arkansas Loop Facility.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Jefferson served as Training and Development Coordinator and Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager.

Tom Weinheimer, Director of Engineering

Tom Weinheimer
Director of Engineering

Mr. Weinheimer joined Red Cedar in March 2011 after 26 years of engineering and management experience in the oil & gas industry spent in Havre, MT, Bakersfield, CA, Williston, ND, Taft, CA, Casper, WY, Odessa, TX, Midland, TX, and Farmington, NM.  His experience includes production engineering, facilities engineering (both pipeline and compression), production supervision, management of construction & roustabouts, pipeline/facilities/wells modeling for the BP major project, base operations facility support for the CBM compression facilities, and new engineer hire mentoring for Halliburton, Getty Oil, Amerada Hess, ARCO Oil & Gas, Vastar Resources, and BP America.

At Red Cedar, Mr. Weinheimer is responsible for the management and supervision of the Company’s engineering, project, and construction services, including technical support, project management, design and drafting, and construction supervision.

Mr. Weinheimer holds BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.

Leila McSween, Controller

Leila McSween
Controller

Leila McSween is a Colorado licensed CPA with over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Prior to joining Red Cedar in August 2008, she worked in the accounting departments of Sky Ute Sand and Gravel and Momentum Energy in Durango, Colorado.  Before moving to the United States, she worked in the accounting department at Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. in Kazakhstan.

At Red Cedar, Mrs. McSween is responsible for management of accounting and financial reporting. including annual budgets, audits, and forecasts.

Mrs. McSween holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations from Kazakh State National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and an MBA from the University of New Orleans (New Orleans, USA).

Jake Mallett, Project Engineer

Jake Mallett
Director of Business Development and Optimization

Jake Mallet is responsible for business development, strategic asset optimization, and commercial activities of Red Cedar’s San Juan Basin asset as the Director of Business Development and Optimization.  Mr. Mallett joined Red Cedar in 2008, working in roles of increasing responsibility within the engineering, operations, business development, and commercial disciplines.  Prior to joining Red Cedar, Mr. Mallett was employed by the US Department of Commerce in the NIST/NOAA agencies providing engineering support for multiple research projects.  Subsequently, Mr. Mallett was employed by ForeRunner/URS Corporation working in engineering and project management roles for various Oil and Gas Companies.

Mr. Mallett earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Applied Mechanics, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Eddie Malcom, System Maintenance Manager

Eddie Malcom
System Maintenance Manager

Eddie Malcom has over 30 years of experience in the repair and maintenance of rotating equipment, and over 20 years of experience specific to the oil and gas industry.  He is responsible for managing the daily operation and maintenance of all Red Cedar compressor stations, as well as all maintenance activities at the Red Cedar treating plants.  His team is responsible for all mechanical and electrical preventative maintenance and repairs.

Mr. Malcom began his career with Red Cedar in 1998 and advanced through the operations and maintenance organizations from his initial role as a maintenance technician to his current position of Senior Manager for System Maintenance.

After graduating from high school in Bloomfield, NM, Mr. Malcom joined the United States Army serving in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  Upon leaving the US Army he attended Lincoln Technical Institute in Grand Prairie, TX, graduating with honors in Auto and Diesel Mechanics.  Mr. Malcom worked in the automotive industry for several years before joining Red Cedar Gathering in 1998.

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