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San Antonio, TX
September 19, 2019

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Geoscientist with 10 years experience developing unconventional resources and tight gas reservoirs in South Texas, skilled in the most cutting-edge geological software including Kingdom, Geographix, Petrel, and ArcGIS. At Lewis Energy Group, served as data manager for the Geology department identifying issues and developing creative solutions in order to cut costs, improve data access, and increase efficiencies.


The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 2008 – 2012

Masters of Science, Applied Geology

The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 2006 – 2008

Bachelor of Arts. Geology, cum laude


Lewis Energy Group

Geosteering Geologist

2017 – 2019

Interpreted logs and seismic data over 3000 square miles to generate well plans for 40 wells

Provide Geosteering interpretations of roughly 40 wells while drilling using multiple applications

oTerra Vu, Kingdom, Starsteer

Actively advised drilling engineers on well position with respect to the target and recommended changes as needed.

Geotechnical Specialist

2012 – 2017

Co-designed and developed an enterprise GIS environment by linking an enterprise geodatabase with ArcGIS online, resulting in a company-wide capability to share and integrate geographic data in real time, without compromising data security.

Created and executed a strategy to decrease application and well subscription expenditures, resulting in a 76% reduction in cost without any decline in well scouting capability.

Verified well attributes for over 2,000 wells by analyzing source data and updating Kingdom, ArcGIS, and Petrel.

United States Geological Survey – Geographer

2009 –2012

Create a Geodatabase to retain attributes for springs in the Trinity Aquifer

Detailed geologic and karst surveys for the Honey Creek State Natural Area

Measure groundwater wells in the Austin Chalk in Bexar County

Cisebsi Limited Company – Subcontractor

Fall 2011

Using ArcGIS to create geology and soil baseline maps for conservation easements

Field mapping in order to improve and verify the geologic maps of the area

The University of Texas at San Antonio – Technical Research Assistant

Lab of Dr. Lance Lambert Spring 2007– 2009

Teaching Assistant for Paleo/Strat

Assisted in directed research projects for graduate students


Kingdom, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online, Petrel, Transform, Geographix, TerraVu, Starsteer, IHS Enerdeq Browser, Drilling Info, DI Desktop, Adobe Illustrator, MS Office



Petrel Fundamentals

Techlog Basics

Kingdom GeoGraphix

Basic Data Loading Fundamentals

Geological Interpretation Conventional Petrophysics using PRIZM

Data Management

Professional Petroleum Data Management

What is a Well Introduction to Master Data Management

Well Data Management Business Life Cycle of a Well

Pioneer Energy Resource Courses

Open Hole Logging Pulsed Neutron Logging

Caliper Logging Pipe Recovery

Bond Logging Nuclear Logging


Dynamics of Geomorphic Landscapes Carbonate Petrology

Basin Analysis & Sedimentary Geology Petroleum Geology

Sandstone Petrology Geographic Information Systems

Advanced GIS Advanced Stratigraphy


Fundamentals of GIS Paleontology Field Camp

Mineralogy Structural Geology Ground-Water Hydrology

Sedimentology Engineering Geology Geomorphology

Metamorphic & Igneous Petrology Stratigraphy Oceanography


2019 – Attended AAPG ACE Conference

2017 – AAPG Delegate for South Texas Geological Society

2017 – Attended Urtec and GCAGS Conference

2016 – Attended DUG and Urtec Conference

2011 – Presented to the Bandera County River Authority Groundwater Conservation District

2011 – Presented to Board members of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority

2010 – Presented to selected Board members of the Edwards Aquifer Authority

2010 – Presented to the San Antonio Conservation Society, Farm and Ranch division

2010 – Poster Presentation at the Karst Interest Group conference


2015 – South Texas Geological Society

2009 – American Association of Petroleum Geologists

2008 – Geological Society of America


Ockerman, D.J., Garcia, T.J., and Opsahl, S.P., 2012, Science to support the understanding of south Texas surface-water and groundwater resources in a changing landscape: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3019, 6 p. Revised April 2012.

Clark, A.K., Pedraza, D.E., Morris, R.R., and Garcia, T.J., 2013, Geodatabase and characteristics of springs within and surrounding the Trinity aquifer outcrops in northern Bexar County, Texas, 2010–11: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 750, 20 p.

South Texas Geological Society Bulletin, May 2014, Vol LIV, Iss. 9, Mid-Cretaceous Pay Rocks of South Central Texas – Post Field Trip

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