Meet Our Leadership

Corterra Energy has the combined experience and expertise of several talented and knowledgeable oil and gas industry experts.

 

 Valerie Mitchell

Valerie Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer

Valerie is a founding member of Corterra Energy, a Tulsa based company focused on Oil and Gas production in the resource plays of the Sooner State. She also serves on the Board of Directors. Valerie leads Corterra in its pursuit of commercially successful projects in Oklahoma’s resource plays.

 Eric Griffin

Eric Griffin
Chief Financial Officer

Eric’s strong finance and accounting background, hedging experience, and understanding of capital markets allows Corterra to pursue the best oil and gas opportunities with the support of industry’s best partners and bolstered by sound financial vehicles.

 Pete Chacon

Pete Chacon
Chief Operating Officer

Pete is a founding member of Corterra Energy. A decorated military veteran, he brings a diverse experience base, discipline and a track record of building success and delivering top-tier results.

 David Wheelis

David Wheelis
VP Business Development

David leads Corterra’s growth efforts with integrity and professionalism. Passionate about partnering, he tirelessly builds relationships both around the wellhead and throughout the broad A&D space.

 Brian Tolle

Brian Tolle
Engineering Manager

With his operational expertise in all facets of the well construction process, unconventional reservoir knowledge, and analytical problem solving, Brian is at the heart of all of Corterra’s technical work.

 Brett Crump

Brett Crump
Engineering Manager

Brett’s daily contributions go straight to delivering stakeholder value. He brings high quality reservoir modeling, outstanding analytical work, and operational expertise to Corterra.

 Jeff Watts

Jeff Watts
Chief Geologist

Jeff has dedicated his entire professional career to understanding the geology of Oklahoma. His unparalleled understanding of the Woodford, coupled with his keen eye for other potential facies is the foundational “rock” Corterra is built upon.

 Valerie Lynch

Valerie Lynch
Office Manager

With 19 years of experience, she brings her strong organizational skills and keeps the day-to-day operations running smoothly. Valerie is also Executive Assistant to the CEO, a position suited to her attention to detail and creativity.

M. Scott Hakel
VP Land

Jeromy Garcia
Director of Operations

Brent Peeples
Drilling Manager