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Craig Brede Managing Partner

Craig joined Lincoln Energy Partners as a Managing Partner in 2018 to focus on the firm’s finances and operations. He oversees financing the company’s asset acquisitions through equity and debt capital raising, as well as managing the high-level operations of Lincoln. Prior to joining Lincoln, Craig was a Managing Director at Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment manager from 2014 through 2018. During his final year at Black Creek, Craig served as the President of Black Creek Capital Markets, the firm’s broker/dealer and capital raising arm, which employed approximately 65 sales and marketing professionals and raised over $1bn per year from retail and institutional investors. Prior to that, he served as Co-Chief Operating Officer of Black Creek’s U.S. business and he worked in product development, at which time he created Black Creek’s first energy-focused investment product. Prior to joining Black Creek Group, Craig was a Vice President in the Securities Division of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in New York. There, he was responsible for the sale of structured investments to retail investors through regional, independent, and bank broker-dealers. Prior to that, Craig worked in both sales and trading of exotic equity derivatives for Goldman Sachs since he joined the firm in 2006. Craig graduated with honors from The University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance.

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Jacob Coheley Managing Partner

Jacob joined Lincoln Energy Partners in 2014 and to focus on the firm’s land group and operations and he became a Managing Partner in 2016. He oversees the company’s land department and manages all facets of the acquisition and divestiture process. During his time and Lincoln, he has successfully acquired and divested tens of thousands of mineral acres throughout the greater rocky mountain region and led several successful DJ Basin aggregation projects. Prior to joining Lincoln, Jacob was an in-house landman at Bayswater Exploration and Production, a Denver-based E&P with operations in the greater Wattenberg Field. Jacob had a diverse set of responsibilities at Bayswater but his primary role was to maintain an inventory of drillable locations through the acquisition of leases, title opinions, permits, and surface agreements. Jacob graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing.

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Jordan Revielle Managing Partner

Jordan joined Lincoln Energy Partners as a Managing Partner in 2018 and leads Lincoln’s technical team and upstream strategy. He oversees the company’s acquisitions and the associated evaluations. Prior to joining Lincoln, Jordan was a Geologist at Ward Petroleum Corporation for 9 years. While at Ward, Jordan was influential in establishing Ward’s Rocky Mountain oil and gas business, evaluating new plays, generating prospects and overseeing land acquisitions across various Rockies Basins. Jordan was also a primary driver of Ward’s operated Southern Wattenberg field which sold to Great Western Oil and Gas in 2018. Jordan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and a master’s degree in Hydrology both from the Colorado School of Mines.

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Ben Schuessler Managing Partner

Ben founded Lincoln Energy Partners in 2013 and is currently a Managing Partner of the firm. With a 12-year land background he is chiefly involved in developing new plays and cultivating land resources in the field, including relationships with industry participants such as operators and brokers. He is the leader of Lincoln’s corporate strategy and is critical in determining the firm’s direction. Since 2007, Ben has aggregated hundreds of thousands of acres of productive and prospective leasehold positions, both in conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays, and has worked to develop many of these acres through partnerships and development agreements. He has also been involved in fee mineral and royalty transactions totaling tens of thousands of acres throughout the DJ basin. Prior to starting Lincoln, Ben was a landman at Bayswater Exploration and production, a Denver-based E&P. Ben graduated from Metropolitan State University in Denver with a degree in real estate.

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Sean McClaren Principal

Sean joined Lincoln Energy Partners as the Reservoir Engineering Manager in 2018 to help bolster the team’s subsurface, underwriting and big data technical abilities and was named Principal in 2019. He oversees the majority of deal underwriting, assists in steering technical acquisition strategies and manages the company’s reserves databases. Prior to joining Lincoln, Sean held a number of roles at Bayswater Exploration & Production, a Denver-based oil and gas company from 2012 through 2018. These roles included Reservoir Engineer, Completions Engineer, Production Engineer and Business Development. Sean has a great deal of working knowledge in the Permian (Delaware and Midland Basins), DJ, Williston, Powder River and Gulf Coast Basins. During his tenure at Bayswater, Sean assisted in underwriting hundreds of millions of dollars of A&D transactions and the compiling of tens of thousands of acres of operated leasehold via prospect generation work. He also assisted in steering a Delaware Basin mineral buying program Sean is a Colorado native and third generation Petroleum Engineer. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Chemical Engineering.

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Brian Cribari Vice President - Land

Brian joined Lincoln Energy Partners in March 2019 as Vice President – Land, bringing over 10 years of experience as a landman with expertise in turn-key exploration and development projects in all major basins. Prior to joining Lincoln, he served as Senior Landman for Anschutz Exploration Corporation since 2010 where he managed prospects with land teams which included up to 60 land professionals. He helped build and develop Anschutz’s 500,000-acre position in the Hardeman Basin and, most recently, its 400,000-acre position in the Powder River Basin. He began his career as an Independent Landman working the Denver-Julesburg Basin and the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Energy Management from Western State University of Colorado (formerly Wester State College).

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Ken Fukayama Operations

Ken joined Lincoln Energy Partners in 2017 as Director of Property Operations in 2017 to help manage the firm’s operations, including information technology and facilities management. Additionally, Ken manages acquisitions, divestitures, and operations for Lincoln’s affiliated real estate companies. Prior to joining Lincoln, Ken was the Chief Flight Instructor for a prominent flight school in Colorado. He currently holds a Master Flight Instructor Designation and was awarded Flight Instructor of the Year by the Federal Aviation Administration for 2013 and 2018. During his tenure in aviation, he also served as an Adjunct Professor for the College of Aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Ken graduated with Distinction from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelors in Aeronautical Science, a Minor in meteorology, and a Master’s in Business Administration.

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Tanya Lores Acquisition Specialist

Tanya joined Lincoln Energy Partners’ acquisition team in 2017. Her primarily focus is on building new business and assisting owners with the sale of their mineral or override royalty interests. Prior to joining Lincoln, she spent nearly a decade in real estate where her specialty was property valuation and appraisal. Eventually, Tanya was recruited by one of the largest lending institutions in the country as a risk analyst on multi-million-dollar loan portfolios. Working with and backing high-net-worth investors eventually helped move her on to a role in sales management and distribution, where she thrived for several years. Her solid foundation in real estate, analytics, sales, and distribution helps her contribute to the growth and development of Lincoln Energy Partners. Tanya studied Business Management in Denver at Metropolitan State University.

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Brooke O'Neal Landman

Brooke joined Lincoln Energy Partners as a Landman and Operations Lead in 2018. Brooke is instrumental in the acquisitions process, reviewing title, curative, and due diligence. Prior to joining Lincoln, Brooke served at Antero Resources Corporation, a Denver-based Oil and Gas Company, from 2014 to 2018. As a Senior Land Tech, Brooke assisted the Director of Land Operations-Marcellus on trades, acquisitions, and assignments and managed Antero’s West Virginia organizational chart and their prospect well manpower allocation spreadsheet, in addition to many other responsibilities. Prior to that as a Lease Analyst, she analyzed, tracked and processed oil and gas lease documents and royalty payments, in addition to many other responsibilities. She was featured in Antero’s company newsletter as the “Spotlighted Lease Analyst” shortly after starting her career. Brooke received her Energy Land Management Certificate from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in 2015, and she graduated from The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Finance and Marketing in 2014.

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Sam Schuessler Senior Analyst

Sam joined Lincoln Energy Partners in 2017. He manages the company’s asset inventory and GIS projects, and is an aid in general operational workflow. He heads up communications with operators and maintains the company’s proved-developed inventory. Sam is experienced in reserves analysis and valuation of working and non-working interests in oil and gas properties. He has held industry positions in reservoir, production, and land roles. Prior to joining Lincoln, Sam was a Senior Production Analyst with Ultra Petroleum. Earlier in his professional career, Sam played a critical technical role in the acquisition of a large conventional oil field in the San Joaquin Basin. He also developed the EOR surveillance program for one of the largest secondary recovery fields in the United States. Sam was born and raised in Denver. He graduated with honors from The Colorado School of Mines with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

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Katrina Schuler Controller

Katrina joined Lincoln Energy Partners as the controller in November 2018. She oversees the accounting, treasury, and regulatory functions for both Lincoln’s oil and gas entities and affiliated real estate portfolios. Additionally, she is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the firm, including Human Resources. Prior to joining Lincoln, Katrina was a manager at Ernst and Young for seven years in their assurance practice serving a variety of clients within mining, media and entertainment, and technology. Katrina received both her Bachelors and Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver and is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado.

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Nicole Berkey Operations

Nicole joined Lincoln Energy Partners in 2019 to help execute the day-to-day operations of the company and its office, coupling her background in office coordination with her extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry. She developed her aptitude for organizational management and client-oriented approach during her tenure at a Denver-based restoration and renovation business. In 2011, she took her administration expertise to the oil and gas industry acting as a liaison for landowners with in-depth solutions to questions regarding changing hands in land ownership. As a Land Technician, Nicole supported upper management with file and record examinations, title verifications, and all courthouse related requirements.

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Julie Stearns Senior Accountant

Julie joined Lincoln Energy Partners as an Accountant in 2019. She assists with financial reporting, bank compliance, and the treasury functions for both the oil and gas entities as well as Lincoln’s affiliated real estate companies. She also performs financial analysis to support strategic decision making. Before joining Lincoln, she was an auditor at Grant Thornton LLP serving clients in a variety of industries that included aerospace defense, commercial distribution, and technology. She graduated with her Bachelors and Masters in accounting at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2018.