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David Honeycutt

Chief Executive Officer & President

Mr. Honeycutt is the original founder, CEO and President of Texas American Resources Company. Mr. Honeycutt brings a broad understanding of the oil and gas industry and specializes in the areas of project finance and property acquisitions. Under his leadership, TARC has developed from a one-man operation to a significant independent producer with a geographically diverse portfolio of producing properties. Over the years, Mr. Honeycutt has overseen numerous acquisitions and divestitures totaling over $500 million and has extensive experience in the Anadarko, DJ, and East Texas Basins as well as South Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast. He is a member of the IPAMS, the Houston Producers’ Forum and is a Roustabout member of the IPAA. Mr. Honeycutt currently serves on the Development Board at the University of Texas at Austin and is a board member for the Nature Conservancy and board chair of the Devils River Conservancy.

Mr. Honeycutt is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government.

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David Cape

Vice President – Business Development

Mr. Cape is responsible for business development activities for the Company. He joined the TARC in March 2016 after previous engagements with TXO Production Corp., Sonat Exploration, Santos USA, Cypress E&P and, most recently, as Senior Vice President – Land & Business Development with Jones Energy. His experience includes identifying, negotiating and closing numerous A&D transactions exceeding $1 billion in total value across multiple basins and resource plays, including South Texas Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk, Mid-Continent Anadarko and Arkoma Basins, South Louisiana, offshore Gulf of Mexico, Upper Texas Gulf Coast, ArkLaTex and the Black Warrior Basin.

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Chad Cluver

Manager – Reservoir

Mr. Cluver joined TARC in 2015 and is responsible for the company’s reserves estimation and reporting, project economics, and A&D economics. He has over 12 years of experience in reservoir engineering, well testing, and A&D assessment and valuation. Mr. Cluver began his career spending three years with Schlumberger in the Drilling & Measurements group working as an LWD engineer both offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and on US Land, and then one year with KSI doing geo-mechanical modeling and real-time pore pressure prediction during drilling operations in the North Sea. He then moved into reservoir engineering, focused on well test evaluation for conventional reservoirs around the world at DRC. While with DRC he was tasked with leading the company into pre-frac well testing in unconventional reservoirs, which quickly became the company’s main source of revenue. Mr. Cluver then moved to Chesapeake as a reservoir engineer, spending time in both their Utica and Eagle Ford plays where he evaluated several large A&D opportunities, modeled project economics, and forecasted reserves.

Mr. Cluver graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry.

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Keith Curtis

Vice President – Drilling

Mr. Curtis joined TARC in 2011 and is responsible for the company’s drilling and completion activities. He has over 16 years of drilling and well completion experience in diverse basins and in a variety of different companies. Mr. Curtis began work with Schlumberger in well bore stimulation and he has treated over 500 individual wells. He worked at Chesapeake and helped build the drilling program, working as a Junior Drilling Engineer to a Senior Engineer responsible for as many as 16 drilling operations at a time. Mr. Curtis moved to Malaysia as a Drilling Advisor for Petronas before returning back to the States as Drilling Manager for Stephens Production. He transitioned to TARC as Drilling Manager working up to Vice President of Drilling and Completions. During his tenure he has constructed over 1,000 well bores on 4 different continents.

Mr. Curtis graduated from Louisiana State University with a Petroleum Engineering degree.

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Mark Edwards

Vice President – Geoscience

Mr. Edwards is responsible for the management and direction of all Geology related functions of the company. His areas of expertise include prospect generation, reservoir characterization, log and seismic interpretation and identifying new venture opportunities. He has over 30 years of experience starting with Mitchell Energy in 1982. He has held various geologic and management positions with Cypress E&P, Sonat Exploration, EOG Resources, J M Huber, IP Petroleum and Greenhill Petroleum. Immediately prior to joining TARC, Mr. Edwards worked as Vice President of Geology for Riley Exploration Group working the Eagle Ford Trend and the Permian Basin.

Mr. Edwards graduated from the College of Wooster, OH with a degree in Geology. He is a member of the AAPG, SEG, Geological Society of Austin and Houston. He also serves in his community and their youth as a baseball coach and is a Scout Master and Chaplin of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Troy Gieselman

Vice President – Land

Mr. Gieselman joined TARC in June 2001 and is responsible for the management and direction of all Land related functions of the Company. He earned a B.A. in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Houston-Downtown in 1994, graduating with honors, prior to joining Equitable Production Company in January 1995. During his tenure with Equitable, he was responsible for a wide variety of Land functions related to Equitable’s large-scale drilling programs in Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Mr. Gieselman is a Certified Professional Landman and is a founding member of the Austin Professional Landmen’s Association, having served as President of that Association from 2010-2011. He has been an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen since 1993, and served on the board as Regional Director from 2011-2012.

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Jake Klein

Vice President – Facilities & Infrastructure

Mr. Klein joined TARC in 2007 and is responsible for the facilities and infrastructure for producing assets in South TX as well as field development for new plays and acquisitions. He has 15 years of operations and production experience in diverse petroleum environments with a variety of national, international and independent oil companies. Mr. Klein started his career with Schlumberger in West Texas before moving to Eastern Venezuela where he worked in production, work over and facility design and construction. He moved to Europe to assist in field development before moving to Romania to work operations for gas field production and uplift. During his tenure at TARC, he has worked on all company assets in production, operations, and completions including the company’s entry into shale plays.

Mr. Klein graduated from the University of Texas with a Petroleum Engineering degree and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

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Andy Lawther

Vice President – South Texas Operations

Mr. Lawther joined TARC in 2013 and is responsible for the production and operations activities for producing assets in South TX as well as field development for new plays and acquisitions. He has 12 years of onshore and offshore experience in a variety of operations, production, reservoir, and drilling assignments. Mr. Lawther started his career in drilling with Schlumberger in Lafayette, LA before moving to Chevron in Houston, TX. While at Chevron he held various technical and leadership roles in reservoir management, production optimization and operations covering the Permian Basin, Texas Gulf Coast, South Texas, and Anadarko Basins. He joined TARC as production manager and was instrumental in the company’s Marmaton field development program in the Texas Panhandle.

Mr. Lawther graduated from West Virginia University with a Petroleum Engineering degree and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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Lee Nix

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining TARC as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Nix spent over 6 years with J.P. Morgan’s Oil & Gas Investment Banking team where he focused primarily within the upstream sector. While at J.P. Morgan, Lee advised public and private operating companies as well as private equity sponsors on a variety of M&A and strategic advisory transactions and capital markets financings. Prior experience also includes 5 years in the commercial real estate industry with Lincoln Property Company where he focused on acquisitions, divestitures, development, and leasing of office properties.

Mr. Nix is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He also earned his Master of Business Administration with Concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Rice University.

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Cris Sherman

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Sherman is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions of the Company. He has over 30 years of energy and general corporate related accounting and finance experience, in both public and private companies. Prior to joining TARC, he most recently held chief accounting officer positions with Fieldwood Energy, Kerogen Exploration and Mariner Energy, where he has been focused to upstream E&P. Mr. Sherman’s broader energy experience has also notably included senior level accounting roles with Enron North America and Eastex Energy, where his focus was to physical and financial trading and commodity backed structured finance and accounting.

Mr. Sherman holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.