Valor Employee Spotlight | Hillari Rawls

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Hillari Rawls, Accounting Manager. Hillari is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about her!

Background and Experience

Hillari began her academic journey at Abilene Christian University, later earning a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.Ac.) from Angelo State University, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA. While at Angelo State, Rawls distinguished herself as a scholar-athlete, playing basketball and earning the title of 2014 Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year. She achieved her certification as a public accountant (CPA) in 2017 and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Her professional career includes roles such as senior fund accountant and accounting manager at Varagon Capital Partners, a firm specializing in asset management lending for middle-market companies. She has also managed various accounting and analyst responsibilities at BNY Mellon, Oak Hill Advisors, and Whitley Penn. In addition to her professional pursuits, Rawls is committed to her community, participating in numerous charitable campaigns with the Red Shoe Society of Fort Worth.

Role at Valor

In her role at Valor, Hillari is integral to the financial operations for various operator clients. She is responsible for processing accounts payable (A/P), joint interest billings (JIBs), and revenue on a monthly basis. Her attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of accountancy ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, supporting the overall financial health and compliance of the operator clients she serves.

Hillari’s Favorites

Outside the Office
Outside the office, Hillari likes to spend time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys watching sports, especially basketball and football.

Favorite Drink/Food
One of Hillari’s favorite things to do is to explore and try new restaurants in and around Fort Worth.

What Hillari Loves Most About Valor

“What I love most about Valor is the team I work with and the flexibility the company provides. This flexibility is essential for me, especially with two young boys. It truly makes balancing professional and personal life much more manageable.”

Hillari is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Jason Beck

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Jason Beck, Director of Mineral Management. Jason is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about him!

Background and Experience

Jason graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Business & Economics. He went on to continue his education by completing the Executive Education Program – Petroleum Land Management from Texas Christian University. He possesses over two decades of experience in the oil and gas industry and holds two certifications – Certified Professional Landman (CPL) and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Prior to working at Valor, Jason worked at Happy State Bank as their Assistant Vice President/Trust Officer and JPMorgan Chase as their Executive Director/Regional Manager Mineral Asset Management. In his role at JPMorgan Chase, Jason acted as the primary mineral manager for their trust, agency and foundation accounts holding oil, gas, and minerals assets. Jason’s experience in mineral management for banks perfectly equipped him to work with Valor’s various bank and foundation clients.

Role at Valor

In his role at Valor, Jason currently guides a mineral management team, aligning objectives with the organization’s strategy and ensuring optimized client deliverables. With his profound knowledge of land management, laws, regulations, contract negotiation, investments, data analysis and portfolio management, he has been hugely instrumental in helping Valor optimize their mineral management services and proprietary software, mineral.tech®. He is responsible for implementing stringent quality control measures in financial reporting and land management, ensuring compliance with both industry regulations and company policies. This role also involves leading process improvement initiatives that align with strategic objectives, aimed at enhancing organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Additionally, he is committed to the ongoing training and development of team members, continually enhancing their skills and knowledge to maintain high standards of performance.

Jason’s Favorites

Outside the Office
Outside the office, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife and two daughters. He also loves to spend time in the outdoors, whether it be skiing in the mountains, boating on the lake, hunting or fishing.

Favorite Drink/Food
The native Texan enjoys a good steak and a whiskey above all else.

What Jason Loves Most About Valor

“What I love most about Valor is the people and being part of an organization that not only grows rapidly but also continues to expand its services, employees, and clients. It’s awesome to see our progress and to be part of this.” – Jason Beck, Valor Director of Mineral Management.

Jason is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Dustin Proctor

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Dustin Proctor, Staff Landman. Dustin is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about him!

Background and Experience

Dustin graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene Texas. During his time at HSU he balanced his academic pursuits with his commitment to the university’s football team as an All-American collegiate quarterback. His experiences at HSU laid a solid foundation for his personal and professional growth. After college, he transitioned into the workforce as a supervisor and consultant, applying his diverse skillset across various industries.

Role at Valor

Since joining Valor in 2019 as a Registered Landman on the land team, Dustin has been instrumental in managing mineral assets for our clients. His work involves onboarding new clients, mapping their assets accurately, and ensuring lease details are meticulously inputted into Valor’s mineral management software, mineral.tech®. Dustin plays a crucial role in providing clients with a clear, comprehensive understanding of their mineral holdings.

Dustin’s Favorites

Outside the Office
Outside the office, Dustin enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also has a passion for golf, and gets in as many rounds as he can when he isn’t busy with his two children and wife.

Favorite Drink/Food
Dustin’s favorite foods include cooking steaks and chili for gatherings, complemented by his preferred drink of vodka and Sprite.

What Dustin Loves Most About Valor

Dustin is drawn to Valor for its culture and the camaraderie among his colleagues. He finds the workplace environment and team spirit to be the key factors that make his job truly enjoyable.

Dustin is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Teresa Hathcock

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Teresa Hathcock, Senior Accountant. Teresa is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about her!

Background and Experience

Teresa boasts an impressive background with nearly two decades of industry experience, focusing on oil and gas revenue accounting. She embarked on her career journey by working for upstream operators, where she gained initial industry exposure. She furthered her experience in the industry when she joined an oil and gas company, expanding her skill set by learning to file severance taxes and perform reconciliations.

Her career trajectory eventually led her to a permanent role as a Revenue Accountant, a position where she demonstrated her proficiency in a wide range of software and tools. Teresa is skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook, as well as Dropbox and Google’s suite of services including Drive, File Stream, Sheets, and Email. Additionally, she has developed expertise in industry-specific accounting software such as Excalibur / Nexgen V6 & V8 and Artesia (AS400 system), along with other platforms.

Role at Valor

Teresa joined Valor’s team more than three years ago and has since become an instrumental part of the organization, particularly in supporting mineral management clients. She plays a huge role in the onboarding process for these clients, ensuring a smooth and efficient transition. Teresa is responsible for pulling all digital checks for Valor’s clients, and processing them to ensure they are ready for the mineral management accounting team to review and upload into mineral.tech® for client visibility. Teresa has learned and optimized Valor’s custom programs that help prepare files for the accounting team. She also plays a key role in ensuring that programs are correctly coded for revenue-related bookings, highlighting any discrepancies that stand out. Furthermore, Teresa is tasked with pulling all checks and accurately inputting checks and JIBs, showcasing her attention to detail.

Teresa’s Favorites

Outside the Office
Outside of work, Teresa enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She makes it a point to visit Montana annually, where she explores its parks and enjoys the natural scenery.

Favorite Drink/Food
Teresa’s favorite meal is Chick-fil-A nuggets with honey mustard sauce, paired with sweet tea, and a frosted sugar cookie topped with sprinkles for dessert.

What Teresa Loves Most About Valor

What Teresa loves most about working at Valor is the sense of camaraderie and the people she works with, alongside the opportunity to continually learn new programs and skills. She appreciates that her learning never becomes stagnant, and there are always new things to explore and opportunities for growth.

Teresa is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Skye Estes

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Skye Estes, CPL, Land Manager. Skye is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about him!

Background and Experience

Skye, a graduate of the University of North Texas, embarked on his career as a Landman shortly after graduating. From 2014 to 2020, he served as a Contract Landman, where he specialized in title work and embraced the responsibilities associated with land management. This foundational period was marked by a deep dive into the intricacies of land rights and research, laying a solid groundwork for his future endeavors. In 2020, Skye joined the Valor team as a Staff Landman, a role that allowed him to further hone his skills and expertise in the industry. Demonstrating remarkable dedication and ambition, Skye was promoted to Senior Landman in 2022. Through motivation and guidance from his leadership team at Valor, Skye pursued and achieved his Certified Professional Landman (CPL) designation in December 2023. This notable accomplishment underscored his commitment to professional development. Skye’s initiative to leverage Valor’s education and certification sponsorship opportunities played a crucial role in his successful completion of the credentialing process, as well as earning another promotion to Land Manager, marking a milestone in his career.

Role at Valor

In his role as a Land Manager, Skye has taken on a myriad of responsibilities that underscore his expertise in land and mineral management. As a skilled mineral manager, his responsibilities extend to offering crucial insights regarding clients’ mineral rights that support their informed decision-making. His adept management of title-related tasks ensures accuracy and compliance, particularly in matters of interest type and ownership.

Skye is instrumental in overseeing the comprehensive onboarding process for new clients, ensuring a seamless integration into the company’s proprietary mineral management software, mineral.tech®. His strategic efforts in integrating and mapping tracks and units into mineral.tech® significantly enhances client engagement, review processes, and operational efficiency. By inputting and organizing lease details into a client-accessible portal, he plays a key role in facilitating well-informed decisions by clients. Skye’s ability to digest information and share insightful takeaways for clients showcases his expertise and dedication to understanding their needs. Furthermore, his thorough assessments of client portals lead the way in implementing and overseeing corrective actions, ensuring uniformity, consistency, and absolute accuracy of ownership information. Regular audits under his direction validate these efforts, cementing his pivotal role as a Land Manager in the realm of mineral management.

Skye’s Favorites

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Skye enjoys spending time with his family, fully embracing the joys and challenges of life with a newborn. He’s also an avid fan of attending Texas Rangers games, a pastime made even sweeter with tickets courtesy of Valor, and enjoys exploring local breweries. Amidst these activities, Skye’s most unique hobby is his dedication to yard work.

Favorite Drink/Food
Skye’s ultimate meal is a perfectly cooked smash burger and tots; finishing the night with a classic Old Fashioned.

What Skye Loves Most About Valor

Skye’s favorite aspect of working at Valor is the strong sense of teamwork and collaboration. He values a culture where everyone comes together to accomplish projects, moving away from the isolation of working solo to engaging with others toward shared goals.

Skye is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Mimi Keenom

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Mimi Keenom, Senior Manager, Division Orders. Mimi is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about her!

Background and Experience

Mimi boasts an impressive background in the oil and gas sector. Her roles have ranged from Lease Analyst and Assistant Land Supervisor to Division Order Manager at esteemed organizations including Quicksilver Resources, Union Pacific Resources, and Clear Fork Royalty. With her extensive experience in land-related matters, Mimi is an invaluable member of the team. She possesses comprehensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry, having worked both for operators and for mineral and royalty owners. Mimi’s exceptional skills in managing the land and division orders departments of major oil and gas corporations set her apart.

Role at Valor

In her role as Senior Manager of Division Orders, Mimi oversees a broad spectrum of responsibilities that bridge land management and division order processes. Her expertise encompasses a significant amount of land-related tasks, ensuring that all aspects of land management align with the intricate division order operations.

Beyond her primary duties, Mimi also takes on responsibilities in banking related to the oil and gas sector, handling financial transactions, and managing fiscal aspects of division orders. Her role involves meticulous attention to detail and a strong grasp of financial principles to ensure accurate and efficient management of funds related to land and mineral rights.

Additionally, Mimi is entrusted with leading special projects that often require innovative solutions and strategic planning. Her ability to manage these diverse responsibilities showcases her versatility, strategic thinking, and leadership capabilities within the complex landscape of the oil and gas industry. Mimi’s comprehensive approach and dedication significantly contribute to Valor’s success, making her an indispensable member of the team.

Mimi’s Favorites

Outside the Office
Outside the office, she finds joy in being outdoors, delving into a good book or tending to her garden.

Favorite Drink/Food
Mimi’s favorite cuisine is Mexican food, particularly from Mi Cocula in Fort Worth. Her go-to nostalgic meal, however, is a savory steak from Cattlemen’s Steakhouse.

What Mimi Loves Most About Valor

Mimi loves Valor most for the freedom it offers to work at her own pace and the enjoyment she finds in the company’s atmosphere and her fellow employees.

Mimi is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Will Allison

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Will Allison, JD, Senior Land Manager. Will is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about him!

Background and Experience

A native of Fort Worth, Will Allison received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from TCU, then earned his Juris Doctorate from the Texas A&M School of Law – where he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. Prior to joining Valor, Will served as a vice president for JPMorgan Chase Bank’s Domestic Trust Services, which provides operational support for the fiduciary management of specialty assets, including mineral and real estate holdings. During this time, Will had a heavy concentration and focus on software-related analytics and oversight, making him a perfect fit for Valor’s specialty asset management business model. Will began his multi-decade career in the oil and gas industry as a senior client account manager for Holland Services, where he managed large-scale acquisition and investment due diligence, leasing, GIS mapping, and land-related research, most of which occurred in the energy-rich Permian Basin of West Texas. Will is a member in good standing of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and the Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen (FWAPL).

Role at Valor

At Valor, Will plays a pivotal role in both maintaining and nurturing the company’s existing client relationships and overseeing the onboarding of new clients. He works with both Valor’s mineral management and oil and gas operator clients. His responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks aimed at ensuring client satisfaction and operational excellence. He frequently communicates with current clients, addressing their questions, resolving any issues that arise, and identifying potential opportunities to enhance their assets. Will also supervises the comprehensive onboarding process for new clients, guaranteeing that their onboarding and/or transition to Valor is both smooth and efficient. Additionally, he conducts detailed assessments of client mineral.tech®  portals to ensure the uniformity, consistency, and accuracy of ownership information, maintaining the integrity of client data. Will is also tasked with creating monthly reports for clients, providing them with valuable insights and updates on their mineral assets. Furthermore, he collaborates with third parties on behalf of clients, acting as a liaison to facilitate any external processes or services required. Through his diverse range of duties, Will plays an essential role in strengthening client relationships and reinforcing Valor’s commitment to high-quality service.

Will’s Favorites

Outside the Office

  • Outside the office, Will values the moments spent with his family, enjoying quality time with his wife and their two daughters. He also has a passion for traveling to new places and unwinding with the occasional round of golf.

What Will Loves Most About Valor


What Will appreciates most about Valor is the company’s enthusiastic team environment. When referencing Valor’s culture, he shared “Everyone goes above and beyond to meet company/client expectations. No one is above any task, we all have a ‘get it done’ attitude. We hold ourselves to a higher standard to be an industry leader in client service.” This ethos of collective effort and excellence deeply resonates with him. Additionally, Will thrives on the dynamic and fast-paced nature of Valor’s operations, which keeps his work both challenging and rewarding.

Will is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Ashlyn Barney

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Ashlyn Barney, RL, Senior Landman. Ashlyn is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about her!

Background and Experience

Before joining the Valor land team, Ashlyn spent several years working in the oil and gas industry as a Landman. She has experience in acquisitions, divestitures, mineral leasing and title examination. Ashlyn has been heavily involved in multi-billion-dollar acquisitions in various states including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Role at Valor

  • In her current role at Valor, Ashlyn is primarily focused on solving problems for mineral and royalty owners. This includes contacting operators on wells that aren’t being paid, finding new wells the client should be paid on, setting up direct deposits and ensuring all clients get paid in a timely and accurate manner. Additionally, Ashlyn has established relationships with operators/payors to ensure our mineral management clients are paid properly for the assets they own. Her day-to-day responsibilities include corresponding on wells that are in suspense, filing deeds for ownership changes, setting clients up for ACH and making necessary address changes during the onboarding process.

Ashlyn’s Favorites

Outside the Office

  • Ashlyn cherishes her time outside the office, dedicating it to her family. She loves spending quality moments with her husband, daughter, and son. Ashlyn is particularly passionate about being involved in her daughter’s interests, including junior rodeo events and other sporting events.

Favorite Drink/Food
Ashlyn’s favorite indulgence is a steak and lobster dinner, complemented by a lemon drop martini.

What Ashlyn Loves Most About Valor


“I love Valor because of the great coworkers! I also feel fulfilled when I resolve problems for our clients, especially identifying money that has been held in suspense and resolving title issues. It’s rewarding to make a positive impact in such a direct way.” – Ashlyn Barney

Ashlyn is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Mackenzie Dougherty

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Mackenzie Dougherty, Executive Assistant. Mackenzie is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about her!

Background and Experience

Before joining the Valor team, Mackenzie honed her skills in the world of academia, graduating from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her professional journey began in the classroom, where she dedicated herself as a teacher for 1st and 4th graders. This experience in teaching was invaluable, equipping her with exceptional organizational and communication skills that have been crucial in her role at Valor. Mackenzie’s tenure in education required her to wear multiple hats, a challenge she met with enthusiasm and high energy, seamlessly transitioning these abilities into her varied responsibilities at Valor. Her ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and her innate problem-solving skills have made her an indispensable part of the team, enabling her to provide superior support not just internally, but also to Valor’s diverse mineral management & oil and gas operator clientele. This unique blend of experiences has shaped Mackenzie into a versatile and dynamic professional, perfectly suited for the multifaceted demands of her current role.

Role at Valor

Mackenzie, as the Executive Assistant to Valor’s President of Oil and Gas, Matt Autry, plays a role that extends far beyond the traditional responsibilities of managing his schedule and travel accommodations. Her involvement in the company encompasses a wide range of operational aspects, particularly in nurturing a vibrant office culture. Mackenzie is the go-to person for planning and organizing office events, from parties to birthday celebrations and work anniversaries. Her organizational skills and keen eye for detail were also pivotal in the recent renovations of the Valor office, where she played a significant role in enhancing the workspace. Additionally, Mackenzie is instrumental in the onboarding process for new employees, ensuring a smooth and welcoming transition into the company. Known for her proactive and hands-on approach, she is always the first to volunteer for tasks, regardless of whether they fall within her official job description. Her willingness to step in where needed, combined with her dedication to fostering a positive office environment, makes her an invaluable asset to the Valor team.

Mackenzie’s Favorites

Outside the Office

  • Outside of the office, Mackenzie is a passionate A&M football fan, having attended every home game this past season 2023, showcasing her unwavering team spirit. When not at A&M football games, she can be found attending other sporting events and concerts, or daydreaming of traveling to her favorite spots – Hawaii and the Cayman Islands. She also cherishes spending quality time with her family, friends, and beloved dogs Jax and Charlie.

Favorite Drink/Food

Mackenzie’s favorite dish is fajitas, and when it comes to finding the best in Fort Worth, she swears by Paloma Suerte and The Original as her top go-to spots.

What Mackenzie Loves Most About Valor

“The opportunities afforded me at Valor include the excitement of learning a new industry and the experience and responsibility of solving some of our business challenges. I have had a chance to contribute to Valor during a time of unprecedented growth of the team. The support of my colleagues at Valor has made my transition from the primary education space easy and rewarding.” – Mackenzie Dougherty

Mackenzie is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!

Valor Employee Spotlight | Hunter Harris

Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Hunter Harris, Staff Landman. Hunter is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about him!

Background and Experience

Hunter Harris graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, where he was a research assistant in the university’s Geology Department, as well as a member of the university’s Division I football program. Prior to joining Valor, Hunter served as a staff geologist for Bertram, Texas-based BBA Engineering, a full-service environmental consulting, hydrogeology, and engineering firm providing a broad range of services to industrial, municipal, and public clientele across Texas and surrounding states. 

Role at Valor

Hunter plays a pivotal role in our Land and Mineral Management department, applying his expertise in geology to our mineral clients’ portfolios. His day-to-day responsibilities center around running title to accurately determine asset ownership for our clients. This crucial process involves meticulously tracing property histories to establish rightful ownership, a foundation of our mineral management services. Hunter also excels in accurately mapping tracts for client assets using our proprietary mineral management software, mineral.tech®. His proficiency with mineral management data and software is key in maintaining the high accuracy and reliability of our platform. Beyond these technical tasks, Hunter is instrumental in supporting the department with the onboarding of new clients, and adapting our strategies to meet their diverse needs. He routinely works with a broad spectrum of clientele, including individuals, families, banks, corporations, and universities, ensuring their unique mineral management needs are met with the highest standard of professionalism and expertise.

Hunter’s Favorites

Outside the Office

  • Outside the office, Hunter is an avid outdoorsman with a deep passion for fishing and hunting. He enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible. Away from the wilderness, Hunter enjoys playing the guitar and listening to music with friends. However, the most joyous part of his life is undoubtedly the time spent with his two children. Hunter cherishes every opportunity to bond with his kids, making the most of their time together.

Favorite Drink/Food

Hunter’s favorite food is smoked BBQ, prepared in an offset smoker. He says there is nothing better than enjoying some BBQ and a nice cold beer outside with friends and family.

What Hunter Loves Most About Valor

“The best part about working at Valor is undoubtedly the people. Our leadership team is not just incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, but they have also created an environment that encourages personal growth and development in my role. The people here are the primary reason Valor is a great place to work.” – Hunter Harris

Hunter is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!