Jack Wold is the CEO of Wold Energy Partners. Mr. Wold is a Geologist and manages the Denver office. Mr. Wold is the President of Wold Oil Properties, LLC. He joined Wold companies‘ Casper office in 1983 as a Rockies Geologist. Prior to 1983, Mr. Wold was a Senior Geologist with Amoco Production Company and an Area Geologist with BWAB, an independent oil and gas company in Denver. Mr. Wold served as President of the Wyoming Geological Association, President of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Association of Geologists, a Director of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming and the Independent Petroleum Association of the Mountain States (IPAMS). Mr. Wold grew up in Casper, Wyoming and graduated from The Colorado College with a Bachelor's Degree in Geology. Mr. Wold also received his Masters in Geology from Cornell University.


Peter Wold is the President of Wold Energy Partners and CEO of Wold Oil Properties, LLC. Mr. Wold has a Land background and is integrally involved in all major business decisions. Previously, Mr. Wold served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission (EORC), and is an active member of the Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen (WAPL), the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of Rocky Mountain States (IPAMS). Mr. Wold serves on the corporate boards of Arch Coal Corporations and Oppenheimer Funds. Mr. Wold grew up in Casper, Wyoming and graduated with a Biological Science degree from Colorado State University.


Court Wold is WEP's Finance and Planning Manager and is responsible for its Business Development and Financial Planning. Previously, Mr. Wold spent four years with Cordillera Energy Partners, III, a private equity sponsored operating company focused on developing oil and gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin. At Cordillera, he was responsible for financial modeling, investor relations, capital planning, and midstream development evaluations. Prior to Cordillera, Mr. Wold spent three years in the energy and industrials group of Headwaters MB, an investment bank offering M&A advisory services. Presently, he also serves as a founding member of Summit Royalties, a mineral and royalty investment company in Denver. Mr. Wold is a graduate of The Colorado College with a degree in Economics and Business.


Kevin Meenan serves as General Counsel for Wold Energy Partners, LLC and Wold Oil Properties, LLC. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Meenan was in private law practice in Casper for over 10 years engaged in a General and Trial practice. He was elected and served several terms as the Seventh Judicial District Attorney in Casper where he handled extensive trial work and supervised the most active criminal and juvenile docket in Wyoming. Throughout his career, Mr. Meenan also engaged in management consulting and business and policy issues in both the private and public sectors. A native of Casper, Wyoming, Mr. Meenan received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law in Laramie, Wyoming.


Jarred Kubat serves as Land Manager for Wold Energy Partners and is responsible for the company’s leasehold acquisition efforts. Mr. Kubat joined Wold Energy Partners after five years with Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. At Encana, Mr. Kubat had the opportunity to work multiple assets, and in his last position he was a Land Negotiator on the New Ventures USA Team. In that position, Mr. Kubat was responsible for assisting in the evaluation of potential targets for acquisition. Mr. Kubat received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the AAPL, and the DAPL.


Aaron Otteman serves as Exploration Manager for Wold Energy Partners and is responsible for the Company’s geologic and exploration efforts. Prior to joining Wold Oil Properties in 2009, Mr. Otteman worked in various roles for nearly four years at Exxon Mobil in Houston and a private Wyoming independent oil and gas producer for three years. Among other ventures, he worked the mid-Caspian basin and offshore Columbia, offshore California and in Corporate Business Analysis. Mr. Otteman is a member of AAPG, GSA, WGA, and RMAG and was appointed by Governor Matt Mead to serve on the Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission in March, 2012. Mr. Otteman received a Bachelor’s degree in geology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and a Master’s degree in geology from the University of Wyoming. 


Jim Baker joined Wold Energy Partners as Engineering Manager in 2013 and has over 22 years of oil and gas industry experience. His most recent role was Engineering Manager with Meritage Energy Company, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Baker helped build and sell Meritage twice in the Permian Basin of West Texas. Prior to working at Meritage, he was operations manager at Nance Petroleum Corporation out of Billings, Montana. Mr. Baker also worked as a Reservoir Engineer for the Rangely Weber Sand Unit in northwest Colorado for Chevron USA. He also spent ten years with Marathon Oil Company in Cody, WY. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Wyoming.


Kathie Hoogendyk joined Wold Energy Partners as Controller in 2013, with over 30 years in oil and gas accounting.  She most recently worked for Mesa Energy Partners, LLC, a private equity sponsored partnership focused in the Piceance Basin. Before Mesa Ms. Hoogendyk was Controller for Kodiak Oil & Gas Inc. where she helped transition Kodiak from a private to a public company listed on the American Stock Exchange and facilitated several multi-million dollar stock offerings.  Prior to Kodiak Ms. Hoogendyk worked for Tom Brown Inc. as the Marketing Accounting Manager. Ms. Hoogendyk also worked for KN Energy and Snyder Oil Company, beginning her career in public accounting with Grant Thornton.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Mt Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a Master’s degree from the University of Denver, in Denver.


Ron Auflick joins Wold Energy Partners as Chief Roughneck with more than 35 years of domestic and international directional drilling experience. The first 13 years of Mr. Auflick’s career were spent with BP and Shell where he worked both onshore and offshore projects. He then had the opportunity to work with more than 20 different operators as an Engineering Advisor with K & M Technology. After which he spent four years at Ultra Petroleum as a Senior Engineer and Drilling Superintendent. Prior to working with WEP he spent three years independently consulting on major horizontal and special drilling projects. He brings invaluable field experience and drilling knowledge to the team. He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Wyoming.  


Ralph Trotter is Field Operations Manager at WEP and WOP and is responsible for all field and facilities management and has a field staff of approximately ten individuals. He returns to Wold after six years with Ultra Petroleum where he was Production Superintendent at Pinedale. Under his management the Pinedale field grew from 250 to over 1000 producing wells. Prior to Ultra Mr. Trotter spent 15 years with Wold Oil Properties. He returns to manage the company’s growing producing well base.   


More information on our Geophysicist Brian Ackman coming soon!