Leadership

Gib Knight
Founder
Born and educated in Oklahoma, Gib Knight has a 35-year history in the oil and gas industry, starting out as a field landman back in 1980, where he worked for clients such as Texaco, Gulf and Sun Oil.
By 1987, he had begun building his own investment portfolio of both minerals and oil and gas leases. In addition to managing his own investments, he has a consulting company, GBK International Group, Ltd., which provides a range of consulting services for partnerships, trusts, corporations, and individuals whose mineral asset portfolio consists of oil and gas mineral rights, oil and gas leases, non-operated working interests, royalty interests, net profit interests, overriding royalty, throughout the United States, with the primary focus being in Oklahoma and Texas.
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James Reynolds
COO
A native Oklahoman, James P. Reynolds has over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with 33 years devoted to in house responsibilities related to professional land management and domestic and international business development.
James began his career with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and over a 27 year tenure held positions of increasing responsibilities including Land Manager, US and VP of International Business Development, Anadarko International Corporation. His expertise includes asset management, technical E&P, corporate and land/mineral owner relations.  James is a proven and versatile professional in the negotiation, management, and divestiture of oil and gas properties within the lower 48 with a primary focus in Oklahoma and Texas.
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Kelly Knight
CFO
Kelly Knight graduated from Lehigh University in 1992 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business & Economics. She began her career as a CPA in New York City with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she had clients in Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, and Non-profit industries.
She later worked for Altria, formerly Philip Morris, as a Financial Analyst and Physicians Resource Group as a Controller. Kelly was the VP of Operations at Accounts Executive Search for 6 years and then formed her own Consulting company servicing clients in the Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Financial Services and Professional Services industries. Kelly has been the CFO for GK Minerals, LLC, a mineral acquisition company, for the past 3 years. She also volunteers with grieving teens and is the VP of Training for Adam’s Place, a non-profit organization for children who have lost a parent or sibling.
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Bart Ratliff
CMO
Born and Raised in Duncan, Bart has 30 years experience in Sales and Marketing... He spent the 80's working in his family owned business, Ratliff Drilling and Exploration in operations, and also spent time in the field as a landman in the 90's...
Over the past 11 years, his focus has been in relationship marketing, content marketing, customer acquisition, websites & funnels, social media marketing, and membership sites.
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Zachary Frazier, RPL
VP of Land
Zac is an Oklahoma native and third generation landman with over 13 years of field and in-house experience. He got his start back in 2003 and has since worked on projects for clients such as Conoco, Oxy, and Chesapeake.
Zac got his start as a field landman working on lease and site acquisition projects spanning from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania. For the last 6 years he has worked as VP of Acquisitions for a broker in Tulsa, OK managing various large and small scale mineral and lease acquisitions projects in the continental US for clients such as Conoco, Oxy, and Chesapeake. Zac is an RPL and member of the AAPL, OCAPL, APLA, and LAAPL. His expertise includes client and mineral owners relations, negotiations, project management, business development, internal process implementation, and development of efficient acquisitions and divestiture strategies.
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Julie Parker
GIS Consultant
Julie Parker has a decade of experience serving the Energy industry where she became an expert in the integration and application of geospatial technologies to exploration and production projects and workflows.
Ms. Parker entered the industry in 2006 when she became the first GIS Director for Chesapeake Energy, a large independent producer of natural gas headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with operations throughout the U.S. During her tenure at Chesapeake, Ms. Parker built and lead a robust, cross-functional GIS department that gained a reputation for developing and deploying leading edge solutions for nearly all areas of the company. In 2013, Ms. Parker left Chesapeake Energy and joined Spatial Energy, a firm specializing in providing remote sensing and imagery products geared towards global Energy companies. A short time after joining Spatial Energy, the company was acquired by Digital Globe, a designer, owner, and operator of medium-high resolution satellites. Ms. Parker transitioned to the Commercial division of Digital Globe where she formed and guided a team focused on providing Energy customers with aerial and satellite imagery, derivative products, analytical services, and support. Just recently, Ms. Parker launched Tellus Geospatial, a consulting and services firm headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK. The company specializes in helping small companies within the Energy industry use mapping technologies to make better decisions, increase profitability, and better serve their customers.
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Contributors

J. David Hampton, B.A., J.D.
Contributor
Adjunct Professor J. David Hampton joined the College of Law faculty in 2008 and the Price College of Business faculty in 2015. Professor Hampton teaches Mineral Title Examination and Real Property Law.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1980, he founded Hampton and Milligan, a 30-year-old Oklahoma City law firm specializing in oil and gas law title examination, oil and gas litigation, environmental law, and real estate title examination. Currently, Professor Hampton is a lecturer for the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen.
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Amy Jo Love, RPL
Contributor
Amy Jo Love started her career as a drilling and production clerk in 1980. She took her first land position in 1985 and has written her own programs to capture data for leases, ownerships, and production reports.
Amy has been a career landman and is well known in the industry and respected by her peers for her wide range of skills. Over the years, Amy has handled mineral acquisitions, due diligence, mineral audits resulting in millions of dollars in revenue recovery, mineral inventory management, lease negotiations, division orders, revenue tracking as well as reporting. The business runs deep in the family as Amy’s two sisters and her daughter all work as landmen. Amy has worked for many companies over the last 30 years including Hamilton Brothers Oil Company, Tonkawa Land, Hemera Land, Inc., Mineral Acquisition Partners (MAP), GHK, and Mekusukey Oil Company. She created her own consulting company, Ranchwood Resources, Inc., in 2001. Some of her clients include Devon Energy and Providence Minerals. In Q3 2016, she concluded a 6 year project with Mekusukey Oil Company, which owns upwards of 79,000 net mineral acres under an estimated 1.7 million gross acres, spanning 24 states and more than 450 counties. Amy was responsible for creating an inventory of the minerals acquired over the last 30 years, as well as negotiating leases, handling acquisitions and due diligence, verifying division orders and developing a revenue management and recovery system. Amy has been an active member of the AAPL since 1993 and holds an RPL certification. She is a member of the OCAPL and held various executive and board roles with the association, including that of President in 2015. She authored and self-published a book for mineral owners in 1996 called “Who’s Minding Your Minerals” which is on file with the Library of Congress.
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Stephen Clayman
Contributor
Stephen T. Clayman is a Petroleum Landman with an independent horizontal operator. He began his career in the oil and gas industry working worm’s corner and lead tongs for Cactus Drilling Company.
Prior to his entry into the oil and gas industry, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He left the service as a Captain after two deployments in support of the Afghan War. He is a native Oklahoman and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife reside in Tulsa.
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Jordan Volino
Contributor
Jordan D. Volino is an attorney at Hampton and Milligan practicing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who specializes in mineral title examination, oil and gas law, property law, as well as federal and Indian title and leasing.
Jordan is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen. Jordan also is a published scholar, national champion in energy negotiations, and frequently lectures over Oklahoma oil and gas matters.
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