CEO & President
Tim de Freitas has over 24 years of experience, including 18 years in Canadian and international Foothills. Mr. de Freitas was a co-founder, Vice President, Exploration and COO at Manitok Energy from inception in 2005 until October 2013. Prior to that, he held various technical and managerial rolls at Talisman, Nexen, British Gas and Imperial Oil. He completed his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at various Canadian Universities or research institutions.
Dorothy Else was most recently the Vice President, Land with Manitok Energy. Ms. Else was involved with Manitok Energy from inception in 2005 until October 2013. Ms. Else has over 30 years of experience as a landman in a variety of roles including as an independent consultant for oil and gas exploration and production companies. Ms. Else held positions of increasing responsibility for Enerplus Resources from 1992 to 2001, including Vice President, Land.
VP Finance & CFO
Carrie Yuill (formerly McLauchlin) was most recently the Vice President, Finance and CFO of Invicta Energy Corp. from June 2010 to April 2013 prior to its sale to Whitecap Resources Inc. Mrs. Yuill was also a co-founder and the Vice President, Finance and CFO of Luke Energy and Keywest Energy. Mrs. Yuill is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of financial reporting and accounting experience primarily in the oil and gas industry. Mrs. Yuill received her Chartered Accountant designation in 1990.
Senior VP Engineering
Yvonne McLeod was most recently the Vice President, Drilling, Completions and Facilities at Manitok Energy. In this capacity, Ms. McLeod successfully built a strong technical team to execute the Alberta Foothills drilling program. Prior to Manitok Energy, Ms. McLeod worked for 8 years at Talisman leading multi-disciplinary projects drilling wells both internationally and in the North American Foothills. Ms. McLeod has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ms. McLeod received her Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Greg Feltham was most recently a senior geologist and the Exploration Manager, Foothills at Manitok Energy from May 2010 to March 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Feltham worked for Talisman in the Foothills and International Operations teams. Mr. Feltham has over 12 years of oil and gas experience specializing in Foothills geology and fractured reservoirs. Mr. Feltham received his BSc degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his MSc degree in structural geology from the University of Calgary.
Kavanagh Mannas was most recently a Operations and Development Engineer at Manitok Energy from January 2013 to March 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Mannas worked for Suncor Energy Inc. as an operations engineer in Grand Prairie and later in production and exploitation engineering in Calgary. Mr. Mannas' experience includes diverse Foothills expertise in sweet and sour products and gas and oil reservoirs. Mr. Mannas received his MBA from the University of Calgary with a specialization in Finance.
Rich Rowe has over 10 years of experience in Land and was most recently the Land Manager at Manitok Energy. Prior to Manitok Energy, Mr. Rowe has held various positions in Land with Questerre Energy and Talisman Energy. Mr. Rowe has experience in a variety of regulatory jurisdictions including 5 Canadian provinces and 10 U.S. states. Mr. Rowe received his BA in Economics from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Business Development Manager
Bob Quartero was most recently a Manager, Business Development at Manitok Energy from September 2010 to February 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Quartero served as Manager, Foothills Exploration for Talisman where he managed a team of 45 staff, prospecting throughout the North American Foothills. Mr. Quartero's team pioneered horizontal Foothills drilling. Mr. Quartero has over 30 years of oil and gas experience and is recognised as an industry technical leader in domestic and international Foothills exploration and production. Mr. Quartero received his MSc in structural geology from Leiden University, Netherlands.