Kent had his first foray into the oil and gas industry when he started working summers during college. After graduating college in the late 1970’s he dove into landwork full-time with CM Fleetwood, then moved to Texas Pacific Oil Company after a few years. During his early years, Kent did it all – if he wasn’t examining titles and buying leases, he was settling damages and performing due diligence. He negotiated with other companies, prepared wells, handled division orders, and managed field crews employing dozens of men. After about six years in the business, Kent went to Boswell Energy Corporation as Land Manager where he established their first lease records and management system – a system that handled an annual budget of over 6 million dollars. In the office or out in the field, Kent was responsible for the entire land department supervising 3 Land Techs and over 40 contract Landmen. In 1986, after years of developing oil and gas properties within the Oklahoma City/Edmond city limits, as well as in Colorado, Kansas, Nevada and Texas, Kent struck out on his own establishing R.K. Pinson & Associates, LLC. A dedication to delivering timely and efficient land services while upholding the highest levels of ethics and professionalism has allowed Pinson to thrive for four decades and withstand the dynamic shifts of a market that has consumed lesser companies. Today Kent is still at the helm, setting the standards in the energy industry while serving clients across all of North America.
Kent is a certified Professional Landman (#4802) under the authority of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, a Qualified Expert Witness at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and in State and Federal Courts and is a member of the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Denver, Permian Basin and Houston Associations of Petroleum Landmen, as well as the Petroleum Alliance. He is also active in the ranching business and in his church as well as being a past-member and President of the Deer Creek Public School’s Board of Education.
Mark has served as Pinson’s Vice President of Operations since 2012. He graduated with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma and got his start in the industry in 1975 as a landman for Mobil Oil Corporation in their Rocky Mountain Division. As his career progressed, he was a landman with Texas Oil and Gas Co. before he became a land manager for Berry Petroleum, F.C.D. Petroleum and American Petrofina – FINA Oil and Chemical Company. Mark’s history as an effective executive in the industry is easy to see with his co-ownership of Medina-Pierce Oil and Gas Co., an independent exploration and operating company, as well as his ownership of HISCO, Inc., a concern that manufactured pro-grade digging and striking tools. Today, Mark continues to excel as our VP of Operations.He is a a Certified Professional Landman (#84572) accredited through the American Association of Professional, Landmen (AAPL) and is a qualified expert witness at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Mark is a member of Oklahoma City and Tulsa Associations of Petroleum Landmen, the Oklahoma City Geological Society, The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma and the International Right of Way Association.
When not at the office, Mark is spending time with his family or enjoying the outdoors hunting, fishing, sailing, or playing golf.
Entering the industry in 1981, Diane started as a Division Order Analyst with Grace Petroleum Corporation where she oversaw the changes of interest and curative issues for interest owners. Diane has been with Pinson for over 25 years and she’s been serving in her position as VP of Administration since 2009. She ensures the efficient handling of leases, title needs, curative, and bonus consideration payments while interfacing with clients and fulfilling reporting obligations. Diane is an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL); National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA) and The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.
When she’s not ensuring the smooth running of a multi-million dollar operation, she can be found spending time with her growing family and participating as an active member of her church.
Alan started at Pinson Land Services as a Contractor in 2008. His performance did not go unnoticed and he was promoted to Project Manager in 2016. Alan’s experience has seen him managing large leasing projects in Oklahoma and Texas. He has also applied his managerial experience to overseeing many of our surface and Right-of-Way projects. Alan is a Registered Professional Landman accredited through the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), and he’s a Qualified Expert Witness at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Alan received his BBA from Oklahoma Baptist University and is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen (OCAPL), The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma (OIPA-OKOGA), and the Tulsa Association of Professional Landmen (TAPL)
Alan and his wife of over 20 years, Holly, are the proud parents of three kids: Hayden, Bella, and Cruz. They love exploring the wilderness on ATVs, camping, and spending time with family.
Taylor starting in the energy industry as a contract Landman in 2011 and became a part of the Pinson team in 2016.. In 2018 he was promoted to a Title Manager position where he’s been managing title projects throughout Oklahoma and Texas. Taylor was also instrumental in documenting the Pinson Title Process system, a company-wide system that has helped Pinson Land Services achieve its spot as a market leader.
Taylor is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen (OCAPL), and the Tulsa Association of Professional Landmen (TAPL).
When not working Taylor spends his time with his wife Kayla who is currently attending dental school at the University of Oklahoma.
Allan has been a Pinson Land Services Project Manager since 2014 having originally joined our team in 2006 as a Contractor. His experience in the energy industry includes managing projects in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Illinois, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Ohio. Allan holds a BBA from Wichita State University and a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Professional Landman accredited through the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). Allan is also a member of the Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landmen and The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.
Allan and his wife, Patty, are on their fourth decade of marriage and they’re the proud parents of two children and three grandchildren. When Allan’s not in the office he’s working through a stack of books, watching sports, or spending some quality time as a fisherman.
Jason joined Pinson Land Services in 2014 as a Contractor before accepting his current position in 2015 as Regulatory Manager. Before becoming a part of the Pinson Land Services team, Jason was a Project Lead in Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s ATS Department where he oversaw the digitization of county records across Colorado, Kansas, Ohio and West Virginia. Jason’s education includes a BA in Philosophy, Religion, and German from Oklahoma City University, a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Texas and a Master of Theological Studies from Notre Dame.
Jason is an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen and The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.
Angela attended the University of Central Oklahoma and worked in various administrative positions prior to joining Pinson Land services as a Land Tech in 2006. She has successfully navigated lease administration, title curative and other administrative functions for numerous clients and is consistently growing her knowledge and skills in the oil and gas business. In 2019 Angela obtained her Certified Professional Lease and Title Analyst (CPLTA) certification from the National Association of Lease and Title Analysts and in 2020 obtained her Registered Landman certification from the American Association of Professional Landmen. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis with her husband and two grown children, participating in a volunteer ministry and reading.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma Luke spent 10 years at Chesapeake Energy working in the Land and Operation groups utilizing technology and GIS to connect land, geology, operations and IT functions. Five years of that time included working with pipeline operations to provide regulatory and planning services while modernizing the pipeline database to an SAP standard. Luke joined Pinson Land Services in 2018 and now focuses on data services, regulatory mapping, Web maps and ArcGis online as well as our technology services. Outside of the office he regularly volunteers with the GIS corps, a group that provides GIS assistance to non-profits and disaster response.
Before joining Pinson Land Services in 2014, Tammy honed her accounting experiences in different organizations. She started with Magnum Foods, Inc., and then became the Controller for Top Dawg Trucking while also providing support for Rick’s Well Service at the same time. In 2014 she came on board as an accountant before transitioning to the position of Controller in 2017. She’s the reason for the success of our accounting functions thanks to her supervision of processes and documentation, as well as developing and implementing all software programs in our Accounting Department. Tammy holds a BA and MBA in Accounting, both from her alma mater of Oklahoma Christian University.
When Tammy isn’t crunching numbers she and her husband are restoring race-cars. These self-proclaimed gear-heads are usually in the middle of multiple restorations, but when they’re not under the hood they’re behind the wheel as Tammy races her Mustang and her husband races a pickup truck. As members of a Stillwater car club you can find them participating in car shows, poker runs, charity events, or just hanging out with their fellow grease monkeys.