Founder and Chairman
Mr. Fox founded and was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Markwest Energy Partners, a New York Stock Exchange company, from its inception in 1988 through his retirement in 2009. Markwest was the largest midstream gas company in the Marcellus shale of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Beech Resources, LLC and Kona Mountain Coffee Company, LLC. Before Beech Resources he founded MAK-J Energy, which was an oil and gas operator in the San Juan and DJ Basins in Colorado among others. Prior to Markwest, Mr. Fox was a founder of Western Gas Resources, Inc., formerly listed on the NYSE, and was its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1972 to 1986. Mr. Fox is currently on the finance committee for the Denver Inner City Parish and the Development Board of Colorado Uplift, the Alliance for Choice in Education, and the First Plymouth Foundation. He was a Founding Director for the USAFA Endowment. Mr. Fox graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from the United States Air Force Academy and was a T-38 Instructor Pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver. He received the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame award in 2009 and the USAFA Distinguished Graduate award in 2018.
Mr. Belcher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1971, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, where he attended night school while beginning his career as a geophysicist with Amoco Production Co. Through the 80’s and 90’s, Mr. Belcher served as geophysicist, technical representative, and Exploration Manager with several independent oil companies and as a consultant. He has been primarily responsible for exploration and development success in the Williston, Powder River, and Illinois basins, and onshore and offshore Gulf of Mexico.
From 2004 to present, under the banner of 20/20 Exploration, LLC, Mr. Belcher has emphasized geological work as the industry has shifted to resource plays. He specializes in the integration of seismic data with geologic evaluation. He serves as “Geo-consultant” for Beech Resources and its sister company Trona Energy II. Mr. Belcher is a member of five professional societies, and is a registered geologist in Wyoming.
President and CEO
Mr. Pollard joined Beech Resources in 2016 as President and CEO. Prior to Beech, Mr. Pollard held the position of President and COO with MAK-J Energy. Throughout his 37-year career in the oil and natural gas industry, he has held positions in engineering, operations, and senior management with Occidental Petroleum (Regional Manager - Far East), Ocean Energy (General Manager), Redstone Resources (President/CEO), Ensign Oil and Gas (Vice-President - Engineering and Operations) and Petro-Canada Resources (Sr. Vice-President - Engineering and Operations - USA). Mr. Pollard is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Petroleum Engineering. He is a graduate of the John E. Anderson Executive Management Program - University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Pollard is a registered Professional Engineer, and a past Board member of the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States, past president of the Mississippi Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a past member of the Engineering Advisory Committee at Mississippi State University.
Vice President of Land
Mr. Robertson joined Beech Resources in 2016 as Vice-President of Land. Prior to joining Beech Resources, he was Director of Land for Marcellus-focused, Inflection Energy LLC. He also served as Director of Land/Legal for Rex Energy, as well as Land Manager for the Appalachia Joint Venture between EXCO Resources and BG Group. Before working in the Appalachian Basin, Mr. Robertson served as Land Manager in the Barnett Shale for Western Production Company. Mr. Robertson has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 2005 and has experience in various basins throughout Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Pennsylvania. Mr. Robertson received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. Mr. Robertson served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Gulf War with service in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is also a graduate of the Executive Innovative Leadership Program at the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business.
Mrs. Fenton joined the Beech team in 2016, providing strategic financial advice on budgeting, capital structure, and M&A opportunities. She has over 20 years of diverse financial management experience. Before her current role, Mrs. Fenton started her own consulting business, serving as a contract CFO for startups. During this time, she worked closely with CEOs to build financial models, raise capital, manage expenses, negotiate contracts, and shape company's overall strategic direction. Mrs. Fenton started her finance career as a stock analyst for Berger Funds. From there, she joined Invesco where she was a Partner and Portfolio Manager of the Invesco Technology Fund – one of the largest in the country.
Field Office Manager / Landman
Corporate Office Manager