Administration Office


Dale Rufenacht

Dale has been the President of Questa Energy Corporation since forming the company in 1985. Prior to that he worked at Phillips Petroleum Company where his duties included negotiating contracts and settling damages related to drilling, pipelines, and oil refining. After Phillips he became an independent landman where he worked primarily in the Mid-Continent, but took on special projects as far away as Belize in Central America. Dale received a BA in Accounting from Wichita State University in 1970 and went on to complete his J.D. from the University of Kansas School Of Law in 1973. He has been recognized as the 2008 Boss of the Year by the Panhandle Desk and Derrick Club of Amarillo as well as serving on the Executive committee of the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen.


Nita Hunt

Nita has worked for more than 10 years in the oil and gas industry as a Geologist and has worked at Questa Energy since 2012. She is directly involved with generating prospects, development geology, well log analysis and providing any other knowledge pertaining to each prospect utilizing geological software, including Petra, Drilling Info, and MJ Logsleuth. Nita graduated from West Texas State University with a BS in Geology and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science. She is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Office Manager

Pam Killian

Pam represents 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. The first half of her career was as an analyst in lease/land at Pioneer Production, eventually moving into division orders as an Analyst II at Mesa Limited Partnership, owned by T. Boone Pickens. Pam expanded her career when she started working at Questa Energy in 1997, as she is now responsible for oil and gas accounting, in addition to handling all transfers of interest and record keeping.

Project Coordinator

Cindy Rufenacht

Cindy is in charge of Questa’s communications and marketing regarding all public/civic organization meeting, industry organization meetings, land owners, etc. Cindy’s extensive background in community volunteerism includes membership and/or service in the Laura W. Bush Institute’s Power of the Purse, Amarillo Area Foundation External Relations Committee, Junior League of Amarillo Executive Committee, Amarillo Symphony Ball Co-Chair, Amarillo Symphony Ball Treasurer, Amarillo Symphony Guild Treasurer, Best of Texas Treasurer and Amarillo Museum of Art Guild Treasurer. Cindy graduated from WTAMU.


Tyler Rufenacht

Tyler graduated from the University of Oklahoma with his BA in Energy Management. He interned for Questa during four Summers before joining the team full time in 2017. His duties include title research, regulatory compliance, acquisition evaluations, and investor relations. Tyler is a Member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Field Office

Head of Operations

Rob McGarraugh

Rob has been active in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years and is the President of Badger Resources in Perryton, TX where he and his team have worked exclusively with Questa Energy since 1985 to oversee the entire drilling, completion, and production process. The expertise that he and his team provide allow us to react to all issues related to field operations in a professional and timely manner. Rob began his career as a consultant for H & L Operating where he acquired many of his skills related to field operations that he uses today. Rob received a BA in Accounting from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.

Field Supervisor

Sergio Estrada

Sergio has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and is an expert in all field operations related to drilling, completions, and production. He has worked with Questa Energy since 1985 and provides consulting services related to all aspects of field operations.

Assistant Supervisor

Mart Wagner

Mart has been working with Questa for about 10 years and is responsible for the over site of production operations. He has a background in working with diesel engines and is very knowledgeable about all production related equipment. He has many responsibilities in the field and is an integral part of our team.