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Gregory A. Bird
President
Greg Bird is president and owner of Jetta Operating Company, Inc. headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

After graduating from Texas A & M University in 1982 with a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering, Greg worked for Hunt Energy Corporation and then Cawley ,Gillespie & Associates, eventually becoming partner. He worked in areas of reservoir engineering, reservoir management and economic analysis.

Greg is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He also serves as a board member of several organizations including the Texas A&M Industry Board, TCU Energy Institute, Longhorn Council - Boy Scouts of America Foundation and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Greg was the 2010 -2012 president of the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America and is the past president and a current member of the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth. He is also a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club and several professional organizations including the Texas Oil & Gas Association and the Fort Worth Wildcatters. In 2013, Greg was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Graduates for the Petroleum Engineering dapartment at Texas A&M University. Additionally, he is involved in other community and philanthropic efforts through the Gregory A. and Laura E. Bird Foundation.

John T. Jarrett
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
With more than 30 years of accounting experience, John T. Jarrett has been Jetta’s chief financial officer since September 2003 and has provided tax, financial and accounting services to the company since 1992. Prior to joining Jetta, John was the founder and managing partner of Jarrett Smith CPAs, P.C., a certified public accounting firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

John received his B.S. degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University in 1975 and became a certified public accountant in 1984. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

Michael F. Richardson
Executive Vice President
Michael F. Richardson leads the Western U.S. Division at Jetta and has been with the company since 2000. With over 25 years in the oil & gas industry, he has extensive experience in reservoir engineering, stimulation, production, and field development. Mike has worked at Exxon Mobil and held key positions with Union Pacific Resources. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, has served as chairman of the Fort Worth section, and has authored numerous technical papers. Michael earned his B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989.
Jeanette J. Clark
Vice President, Controller, Treasurer
Jeanette J. Clark has been part of the management team at Jetta since 1997. Prior to that, she was the financial accounting manager at American Quasar Petroleum and at Wolverine Exploration Company in Fort Worth. Jeanette also served as vice president, accounting at Petroleum Financial Inc. for five years before joining Jetta.

With more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Jeanette is a member of the Council of Petroleum Accountants.  She received her M.A. degree from Texas Woman's University in 1970.

Shannon Nichols
Vice President, Land

Shannon Nichols is responsible for management of all land operations.  Prior to joining Jetta, he was land manager at XTO Energy Inc. and prior to that held key positions with Burlington Resources and Devon Energy.   

Shannon has over 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry.  He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Central Methodist College in 1988. 

Shannon is member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen.   

Gordon Roberts
Sr. Vice President, Business Development
Gordon H. Roberts is Sr. Vice President and Eastern U.S. Division Manager at Jetta Operating Company, Inc. Gordon began working at Jetta in January 2000 as a geologist for the Gulf Coast region. He now oversees new ventures as well the coordination of acquisition and divestiture efforts. Gordon started his oil and gas career with Bass Enterprises in 1995 as a geologist after graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Economics. He has over 19 years of oil and gas industry experience and was listed in Oil and Gas Investors Who’s Who in Energy & Production, Acquisitions & Divestitures in 2011.

Gordon enjoys being active within the Fort Worth community. In addition to being the Fort Worth Petroleum Club President 2014-2015, he is a member of the Fort Worth Wildcatter’s Association, Fort Worth Club, American Association Petroleum Geologists and Fort Worth Geology Society. He is a board member of the Fort Worth Oil Information Library and Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

In 2010 Gordon married Kelley Parker of Fort Worth, also a TCU graduate. In July 2014, they welcomed their first child, a son Houston King Roberts. Gordon enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and fishing.
Mike S. McKee
Vice President, Geology
Mike S. McKee joined Jetta Operating Company in 1998 and manages the Geology department. Before joining the company, Mike spent 10 years with Fortson Oil Company as an exploration geologist. He has diverse geologic experience working a wide variety of regions; Wyoming Powder River, North Texas, Texas Panhandle, East Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Louisiana Gulf Coast, Oklahoma, Mississippi Salt Basin and the Appalachian Basin.

Mike is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Fort Worth Wildcatters and former President of the Fort Worth Geological Society. He also served on the board for the Oil Information Library of Fort Worth. Mike is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and attended the Master of Science Geosciences program at the University of Texas at Arlington until 1988.
Catherine V. Severin
Vice President, Administration &
Corporate Communication
Catherine Severin has been part of the Jetta team since 2006. She is responsible for Jetta’s communication and public relations processes, including internal and external communications, community integration and corporate philanthropy. In addition, she leads the development and implementation of administrative policies and procedures. She has more than 30 years of experience in management consulting and corporate and multimedia communications including work in television news and documentaries. In 1983, Catherine received a B.A. degree in Communication/Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Kurt Pizalate
Vice President, Drilling & Operations
Kurt Pizalate brings over 30 years of engineering experience to the Jetta team. He began working at Jetta in 1999 as an operations engineer focusing primarily on production and stimulation, working most of Jetta’s major regions. Kurt’s career began at Unocal as a drilling engineer. His main focus was drilling wells offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, followed by both onshore and offshore production and reservoir engineering. He was promoted to district production manager. Kurt then moved to Tyler to work for EOG Resources before joining Jetta. Kurt graduated from Texas A&M University in 1980 earning a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering.
Teresa Angel
Marketing Manager
Marsha Davee
Human Resource Manager
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