Our Chief Difference Makers

Executive Management Team

Carol Owsley

Chief Executive Officer

Carol Owsley is the Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Directional Drilling LP, where she oversees all aspects of the company's daily operations. Since 2008, Carol has served as Chairman of the Board of The Crescent Company Inc., and has served as a member of the board since 2007.

Ms. Owsley also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Affordable Holdings Inc. in Houlka, Mississippi. She earned a BA in History from the University of Texas at Austin and is a native Houstonian.

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Jennifer Whitley

Vice President of Finance

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David Greene

Chief Operating Officer

David Greene is the Chief Operating Officer of Crescent Directional Drilling LP, where he manages the company's day-to-day operations activities.

Mr. Greene earned a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State and comes to Crescent with a robust career in drilling operations.

Drilling Coordination and Planning

Karen Roffey

Directional Well Planner, Mid-Continent

Walt Mills

Directional Drilling Coordinator, Mid-Continent


Phillip Lyons

Senior Directional Well Planner, Southeast

Mr. Lyons has eight years of direct, hands-on experience with COMPASS™ well planning software, including 3D horizontal well designs, multi-well drilling pad layouts, anti-collision analysis, torque and drag analysis, sidetrack design and drilling projections.

In addition, Phillip has 14 additional years of CAD/CAM industry experience in CNC Machine Tool programming, manufacturing process planning, cutting tool selection and CAD/CAM software applications. Positions held include Manufacturing Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Engineer, CNC Programmer and Manufacturing Support Engineer.

Areas of well planning include Gulf of Mexico offshore wells, Cotton Valley (Northeast Texas), Marcellus Shale (PA), Barnett Shale (North Texas) and Eagle Ford Shale plays.

Phil holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Chris Thomas

Senior Directional Well Planner, Southeast

Mr. Thomas has extensive COMPASS™ well planning software expertise through actual project applications. He is proficient in all areas of the planning process including 3D well path design and anti-collision analysis. In all, he has 13 years of AutoCAD experience with additional CAD expertise in Microstation, CADM/CATIA, DataCAD and WinSERVE.

Chris holds an Associate’s degree in Drafting and Design Technologies from East Texas State College.

Daniel Greene

Performance Engineer, Southeast

Stephen Kenne

Directional Drilling Coordinator, Southeast

James Dowdell

Directional Drilling Coordinator, Southeast

Gabriel Cruz

Directional Well Planner, Southwest

Regional Facility Teams

Southeast Region

(281) 668-9500

Cory Gafford, Sales   

Mid-Continent Region

(405) 753-1945

Cory Gafford, Sales      

Southwest Region

(432) 618-1135

Matthew Shipp, Sales