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Dale W. Rufenacht

Dale has over 50 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Before founding Questa, he was employed by Phillips Petroleum, Crouch Petroleum, and John P. Castleman Jr., where he focused on the Land & Legal aspect of prospect development in the Mid-Continent region. Since founding Questa, Dale has continued to focus on the Mid-Continent region where he has been principally involved in hundreds of prospects and has operated several hundred properties over the years. Dale received a BBA in Accounting from Wichita State University in 1970 and 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 Desk and Derrick Club of Amarillo and has served on the Executive Committee of the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association (PPROA).

Tyler R. Rufenacht


Tyler graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Energy Management and was a member of the Energy Management Student Association (EMSA). He began working part time at Questa Energy beginning in 2005 where he gained experience in all aspects of the business before joining full time in 2016. His duties include land management, project development, regulatory compliance, oil and gas marketing, and investor relations, among others. Tyler currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association (PPROA).

Office Manager

Pam represents 40 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.

Pam Killian



Nita has worked for more than 20 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.

Nita Hunt


Vice President


Cindy is in charge of Questa’s communications and marketing regarding all public/civic organization meeting and industry organization meetings. 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.

Cindy Rufenacht


Badger Operations, LLC

Rob McGarraugh, President

Badger Operations, LLC is located in Perryton, TX and has been an instrumental operational and equity partner since 1985. Rob and his team are responsible for all engineering/consulting for drilling, completion, and production operations as well as any other field related issue that may arise.  

Their team has over 100 years of combined industry experience and has overseen hundreds of drilling and acquisition projects in the Mid-Continent region.  


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