Team

MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Mike Stolze is based out of Greenwood Village, Colorado. Mr. Stolze has 18 years of finance and investing experience, with 13 years focused exclusively on the energy sector.

Prior to joining Eagle River Energy Advisors, Mr. Stolze was Vice President of Origination at SFC Energy Partners where he led the firm’s business development function including the origination, evaluation, negotiation, structuring and closing of new investment opportunities. While at SFC Energy Partners, Mr. Stolze originated over 475 investment opportunities, closed $350 million of capital commitments to new portfolio companies and was a board member at Armor Energy, Frostwood Energy and Sedalia Energy.

Prior to joining SFC Energy Partners, Mr. Stolze was a Director with Northwestern Mutual Capital where he focused on private debt and equity transactions in the energy sector. During his tenure with Northwestern Mutual Capital, Mr. Stolze closed 42 transactions across the energy markets, representing $1.9 billion of capital commitments. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual Capital, Mr. Stolze was an equity research analyst with a boutique equity research and investment banking firm in Austin, Texas covering micro-cap oil and gas companies. Mr. Stolze began his career with Ernst & Young in their mergers & acquisitions advisory practice where he concentrated on private equity transactions.

Mr. Stolze is a Certified Public Accountant and received his BBA in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Austin McKee is based out of Greenwood Village, Colorado. Prior to founding Eagle River Energy Advisors, Mr. McKee began working for Transcontinent Oil Company in 2008. He later accepted a position as a Landman for Golden Eye Resources, LLC in 2009 where he spent the majority of his focus acquiring and managing operated and non-operated working interests in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana.

Mr. McKee was later promoted as Vice President in 2012. Mr. McKee played an intricate role in the acquisition and leasing of nearly 120,000 gross acres in North Dakota and Montana in all of the major counties prospective for the Bakken/Three Forks shale development.

Mr. McKee has an extensive energy background in property evaluations, including land, economics, reserve report analysis, and numerous other acquisition parameters.

Mr. McKee attended the School of Business at the University of Montana where he received a double major in Management and Marketing.

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
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Alex Straw is based out of Greenwood Village, Colorado. Mrs. Straw has 8 years of industry experience and has assisted in closing over $1.1 billion in transactions across multiple major US basins throughout her career. Prior to joining Eagle River Energy Advisors, Mrs. Straw served in multiple engineering roles at Caerus Oil & Gas, LLC. During her tenure with Caerus, Alex assisted with acquisition and divestiture valuation, corporate reserves, borrowing base determination, production engineering and field operations management over multiple assets, including the Piceance, DJ, Green River, San Juan and Anadarko Basins.

Mrs. Straw received her BSc with Honors in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Oilfield Helping Hands Rocky Mountain Chapter (OHH) and on the Leadership Team for the Women’s Energy Network Colorado Chapter (WENCO).

GEOLOGY
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Lisa is based out of Denver, Colorado. Ms. Gusek has over 30 years of exploration, exploitation and development experience as a petroleum geologist, primarily focused on the Rocky Mountain region. During her career, Ms. Gusek has specialized in evaluating potential acquisitions, drilling prospects and leasehold opportunities.

Prior to joining Eagle River, Ms. Gusek was a contract geologist with NP Energy Services where she evaluated multiple acquisition opportunities in the Powder River, San Juan, Uinta, Green River and DJ basins.

From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Gusek worked for Caerus Oil & Gas as their lead geologist over the DJ basin. She was responsible for evaluating acquisitions in the DJ, Williston, Powder River and East Texas basins. Ms. Gusek was a senior geologist with Castleton Commodities International prior to joining Caerus Oil & Gas. Here she was responsible for evaluating potential acquisitions throughout the Rocky Mountain region and East Texas. From 1998 to 2012, Ms. Gusek was based in Farmington, New Mexico where she worked as a senior geologist for DJ Simmons, Inc. and Synergy Operating identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions in the San Juan, Paradox and Green River basins.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Gusek worked for Basin Exploration, Gerrity Oil & Gas and Martin Exploration with a primary focus on the DJ and Powder River basins. She played an integral part in the early development of the Niobrara and Codell in Wattenberg Field and along the western flank of the DJ basin.

Ms. Gusek received her BS in Oceanography from Humboldt State University and her MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Reservoir Engineer
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Alyssa Holton is based out of Denver, Colorado.  Ms. Holton has 6 years of industry experience spread over multiple engineering roles beginning with Continental Resources and most recently with Impact Exploration & Production.  She has experience in multiple U.S. oil and gas basins, with specific expertise in the Williston and Powder River.

During her time at Impact E&P, Ms. Holton was responsible for multiple field formation studies in the Powder River Basin, economic evaluations of operated and non-operated WI assets and the development of technical tools to assist management in the analysis of oil and gas data.

Prior to Impact E&P, Ms. Holton worked first as a Production Engineer and then as a Reservoir Engineer for Continental Resources on both their conventional and unconventional assets in the Williston Basin.  In addition, Ms. Holton assisted in the analysis of over $600 million of transactions during her tenure at Continental Resources.

Ms. Holton received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University with a minor in Petroleum Engineering.

MANAGER/CONTROLLER
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Kari Bleyle is based out of Greenwood Village, Colorado. Ms. Bleyle has 26 years of experience in financial management, accounting, land, legal, and corporate organization. She has managed all financial aspects of McKee-related entities in the oil and gas industry, real estate industry, and investments.

Mrs. Bleyle received both her BSBA and MBA in General Business from the University of Denver.

MARKETING DIRECTOR
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Mallory Weaver is based out of Greenwood Village, Colorado. Prior to joining Eagle River, Mrs. Weaver was a Landman at 1280 Royalties, LLC where she successfully completed the acquisition of over 4,000 royalty acres located throughout the Williston Basin, Powder River Basin, and the D-J Basin.

Prior to joining 1280 Royalties, Mrs. Weaver tenured with Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 120 Company in the technology space. Throughout her career at Arrow, Mrs. Weaver held multiple roles in logistics, sales, and product management.  With the most recent being a Quality Analyst where she was responsible for managing a global network of 72 partners through audit due diligence and risk management efforts.

In addition to her experience at Arrow, Mrs. Weaver was a Marketing Director for a petroleum servicing company managing the company’s marketing and re-branding efforts for several business units across multiple states throughout the Northwest.

Mrs. Weaver received her BS in Business Management and International Business, and her BA in Spanish Language & Literature from the University of Montana.

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