Brian has been President of Catapult Mineral Partners since it was established. He joined NACCO Natural Resources as the company’s first Director of Oil and Gas Development in 2019. With prior engineering and leadership positions in the office and field, his U.S. onshore, upstream experience includes strategic planning, field development, reservoir engineering, facilities, and production operations. Brian served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer prior to joining the oil & gas industry, including an Iraq deployment and a tour at Arlington National Cemetery with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M, and an MBA from Baylor University.
As President, Brian oversees all aspects of Catapult and is proud to be part of a team that lives by their values – respect, integrity, discipline, compassion, and more. Passionate about leading people to innovate and solve problems, he enjoys seeing his team develop personally and professionally as they grow the business. Brian’s value and consideration for each employee promotes a strong, healthy atmosphere that is priceless to the team members.
Outside of Catapult, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, son, and their two dogs. He enjoys hunting, hiking, skiing, and doing projects around the house. Brian gives back to his community by serving as a Deacon in his church and volunteering as an Ambassador for Carry the Load to raise support for military non-profits.