About Valor Mineral Management

Valor exists to bring peace of mind to owners of oil and gas assets. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, with additional offices in Abilene, Texas and Midland, Texas, Valor is a comprehensive mineral rights specialty asset management, business process outsourcing, advisory and mineral management consultant firm. We are a team of multi-generational oil and gas professionals and industry leaders who leverage proprietary software to provide security, clarity and revenue optimization for our clients.

Valor was created to provide a unique approach to mineral rights management services. Our team combines their outstanding industry expertise and relationships to provide the best possible mineral management service to our clients. We have experience in specialized disciplines including oil and gas law, oil and gas accounting, operations and management, mineral investment and acquisitions and divestiture. Valor focuses on sound strategy and good governance, we believe in long-term sustainability. Mineral rights are long-term assets that often are owned for many generations in the same family. Proper care and good decision making are important in the mineral management process. For more information please visit our ESG page.

Our partners have collectively managed hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of oil and gas interests for more than 700 owners. At Valor, we serve a range of individuals, families, partnerships, trusts, non-profits, universities, institutions, investment funds and family offices with assets covering 30 states.

Valor is a mineral rights service company that employs the use of it's proprietary state-of-the-art software, mineral.tech®, to enable it to efficiently and effectively manage mineral rights with the best mineral ownership report software on the market. Valor offers comprehensive mineral management services that can be customized for your particular needs. Please visit the Valor Toolkit™ to learn more about the variety of mineral rights services that Valor has to offer. See our advisors page to learn more about our Valor Advisors

Mission, Vision & Values

Redefining Mineral Management

Valor Mineral Management Team

Leaders in Mineral Asset Management

Matt Autry is the Director of Land and Project Management at Valor Mineral Management

Matt possesses 15 years of oil and gas industry experience that ranges from working as a landman to owning and managing minerals. He held managerial landman positions at King Operating, King Royalty, and Equinor (formerly Brigham Exploration/Statoil). Matt’s primary focus has been on the land management side of business, including mergers, trades, acquisitions and divestitures in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and North Dakota. He also has experience in leasing, preparing units for drilling opportunities and managing the acquisition and development of mineral packages. Matt obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ashford University.

Matt Autry

Director, Land and Project Management

Ashlyn Barney is a Division Order Analyst at Valor Mineral Management

Ashlyn Barney has over 4 years working in the Oil and Gas Industry as a Landman. A majority of her experience is in acquisitions, divestitures, leasing and mineral and leasehold title examination. Ashlyn has conducted due diligence for multi-billion-dollar acquisitions in various states including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Ashlyn Barney

Division Order Analyst

Jason Beck is the Director of Institutional Mineral Management at Valor Mineral Management

Jason Beck is a Certified Professional Landman and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor with extensive experience in servicing Trusts, Agencies and Foundations over his career. He was the Executive Director and Regional Manager of Mineral Asset Management for JPMorgan Chase for 17 years and oversaw all areas of mineral management. Jason received his BS from West Texas A&M University in Agricultural Business & Economics and holds a Petroleum Land Practice certification from Texas Christian University.

Jason Beck, CPL, CTFA

Director, Institutional Mineral Management

Addriene Coney is a Revenue Analyst at Valor Mineral Management

Adrienne brings over 8 years of accounting experience to her role as a Revenue Analyst. Her prior experience includes property management accounting, vendor account management, and banking and accounts payable processing.

Adrienne Coney

Revenue Analyst

Joseph DeWoody is the Co-Founder, CEO and CTO of Valor Mineral Management

Joseph, the 2021 D CEO Energy Services and Technology Executive of the Year, has acquired and managed thousands of oil and gas interests during his career. He brings extensive experience in oil and gas exploration, production, investment, development and management and is a Certified Mineral Manager (CMM) and a Certified Professional Landman (CPL). Joseph is a life member of American Mensa and the National Society of Washington Family Descendants. He received his BBA and MBA from Baylor University, where he played football. Joseph was appointed to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists and he serves as director of the National Association of Royalty Owners — Texas. He was named one of Oil and Gas Investor Magazine’s “Top 20 Under 40” and was featured in the Dallas Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy.”

Joseph DeWoody, CPL, CMM

Co-Founder, CEO, CTO

Clifton DuBose is the Co-Founder and Partner of Valor Mineral Management

Clifton, a multi-generational mineral owner, brings extensive leadership experience and a combined background in law and agribusiness to the Valor team. He has managed oil and gas assets for numerous investors including family offices, high-net-worth individuals and private equity firms. Clifton previously practiced oil and gas law in Midland, Texas, where he drafted and negotiated oil and gas title opinions, leases, purchase and sale agreements and other contracts. Clifton earned his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and his law degree from the Georgetown Law School.

Clifton DuBose, JD

Co-Founder, Partner

Skye Estes is a Mineral Manager at Valor Mineral Management

Skye has spent seven years as a landman working with Charbonnet Land Services and Waggoner Osborne Land Services. Focused on title work, mineral acquisition, and leasing in the Permian and Delaware Basins. Skye has also worked as a Specialty Asset Manager in the oil and gas division of Bank of America. Active member of the AAPL. Skye has a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas.

Skye Estes

Mineral Manager

Michelle Farrington is a revenue accountant at Valor Mineral Management

Michelle brings over ten years of senior revenue accounting experience from XTO Energy to the Valor team. She has years of experience working for one of the top oil and gas oil and gas operators in the world. Michelle has seen and learned broad oil and gas accounting knowledge.

Michelle Farrington

Revenue Accountant

Teresa Hathcock is a Revenue Accountant at Valor Mineral Management

Teresa has 14 years of extensive experience in month-end revenue closing, account reconciliations, JIB accounting, invoicing and billing, monthly severance and royalty filing and reporting, regulatory compliance, ad-hoc reporting and research and variance analysis. Teresa possesses the ability to effectively utilize oil and gas related software and sites such as WolfePak, Quorum, Oildex, EnergyLink and PDS. Prior to Valor, she has worked in various accounting roles for P2 Energy Solutions, Wagner Oil Company, MineralWare and Bank of Texas.

Teresa Hathcock

Revenue Accountant

Jill Heagy is an Executive Assistant at Valor Mineral Management

Jill brings robust expertise to the Valor team with her experience in executive support, budget analysis and project management. Jill previously worked as an executive assistant with Luther King Capital Management for nine years, prior to which she served in analyst and support roles with EDS for eight years.

Jill Heagy

Executive Assistant

Liz Jang is the Director of Operations and Human Resources at Valor Mineral Management

Liz brings a number of talents to the Valor team with expertise in operations, strategic planning, marketing, and customer service. She previously served as regional director for one of YPO's (formerly Young Presidents' Organization) largest regions in addition to other managerial roles over her 13-year tenure. As regional director she facilitated over 30 strategic planning sessions and oversaw the expansion and development of four new markets in the region as well as two additional emerging markets. Prior to YPO, Liz worked in commercial real estate property management. Liz obtained a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in business from Texas A&M University.

Liz Jang

Director, Operations and Human Resources

Hannah Jones is the Director of Marketing at Valor Mineral Management

Hannah brings nearly a decade of experience to her role as Director of Marketing. She previously worked with brands such as Chick-fil-A, Neiman Marcus, Abercrombie & Fitch and Cook Children's Health Care System. She has extensive experience in preparing and leading strategies rooted in both traditional and digital marketing tactics. Hannah also spent time working at the Richards Group and iProspect. Hannah received a BS in Psychology and a BS in Communication Studies from Texas Christian University.

Hannah Jones

Director, Marketing

Mimi Keenom is a Division Order Manager at Valor Mineral Management

Mimi has had a distinguished oil and gas career. Working as a Lease Analyst, Land Supervisor Assistant and Division Order Manager for companies such as Quicksilver Resources, Union Pacific Resources, and Clear Fork Royalty. Mimi brings a wealth of land related experience to Valor. She has experience on all sides of oil and gas and has worked for oil and gas operators as well as mineral and royalty owners. Her ability to navigate the land and division orders departments of large oil and gas companies is unparalleled.

Mimi Keenom

Division Order Manager

John Moncrief is a Partner at Valor Mineral Management

John is well-versed in business, geology and energy and is a Certified Mineral Manager and Registered Professional Landman. With experience as a fourth generation mineral rights owner and acquisitions landman, John has put his entrepreneurial skills to good use. His expertise was recognized in the inaugural class of the Fort Worth Business Press “20 In Their 20's.” He is a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, and is a board member at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. John received his BA in entrepreneurial management and BS in applied geoscience with a minor in energy technology management from Texas Christian University.

John Moncrief, RPL, CMM


Paul Nguyen is a Data and Engineering Analyst at Valor Mineral Management

Paul Nguyen has industry experience in oil and gas production and upstream processing. After receiving his BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas – Permian Basin, he was a Production/Field Engineer for J. Cleo Thompson in Odessa, Texas. His broad project management abilities include field-wide wells data compilation and regulatory compliance documentation submission to the Texas Railroad Commission; developing downhole well designs for primary and secondary wells; pipeline regulations compliance; field operations supervision; designs and analysis with RODSTAR software; and generating AFEs, procedures, and post-audit reviews for artificial lift and injection equipment conversion, well recompletions, well stimulations and workovers.

Paul Nguyen

Data and Engineering Analyst

Adam Powell is the Director of Accounting and Risk Management at Valor Mineral Management

Adam is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in public accounting as a financial statement auditor for publicly and privately held clientele in the oil & gas, manufacturing, distribution and healthcare industries. After moving into industry accounting, he worked with a rapidly growing start up to develop first time financial and accounting processes, controls and various reporting packages. Adam is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs as well as the American Institute of CPAs. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oklahoma State University as well as an additional bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Adam Powell, CPA

Director, Accounting and Risk Management

Dustin Proctor is a Mineral Manager at Valor Mineral Management

Dustin, a Registered Landman, brings a diverse background to the team with his experience in sales, project management and talent recruitment. He built strong leadership and relationship skills as an All-American collegiate quarterback. Dustin obtained a Behavioral Sciences degree from Hardin-Simmons University and enjoys volunteering and giving back through a variety of community service projects.

Dustin Proctor, RL

Mineral Manager

Cathy Ramirez is the Controller at Valor Mineral Management

Cathy, an experienced oil and gas accounting veteran, has served in numerous controller and accounting manager rolls for oil and gas operators. She has vast experience with complex oil and gas and corporate accounting practices. She has significant experience in Cost Accounting, General Ledger, Financial Reporting, Human Resources, Tax Return Preparation and Fixed Assets. Cathy has worked at companies such as Acacia Exploration, HighMark Energy Operating, Longview Energy, and Pacesetter Energy. In addition to her broad oil and gas industry experience, Cathy also spent ten years in public accounting.

Cathy Ramirez


Jeffrey Rowe is a Revenue and Data Analyst at Valor Mineral Management

Jeff brings his experience in project accounting and database management to his role as a Revenue and Data Analyst. His prior experience includes project accounting oversight, billings management and inventory management.

Jeffrey Rowe

Revenue and Data Analyst

T.C. Smith is a Client Success Manager at Valor Mineral Management

T.C. has more than a decade of experience as a landman. He is experienced in title examination and has focused on negotiating land transactions throughout his career. He has been the leading leasing landman for one of the country’s largest wind energy providers and has negotiated countless transactions in the oil and gas industry as well. He assists Valor clients with title examination and in obtaining the most advantageous terms possible in any of their mineral and/or surface transactions. T.C. holds a BS in agronomy and range science from Abilene Christian University.

T.C. Smith

Client Success Manager