Valor employee spotlight - Skye Estes, CPL, Land & Mineral Manager

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,®. His strategic efforts in integrating and mapping tracks and units into® 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!

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