With over 33 years of professional experience in the oil and gas business, Ms. Smith has been with The Quiat Companies since 1991 focusing on acquisitions, divestitures, and coordinating successful drilling joint ventures. As Vice President of Land, she is instrumental in managing the nationwide assets of our oil and gas limited liability companies. Smith is also a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
Ms. Smith’s professional experience includes Davis Oil Company (Denver, Colorado) and Anderman Oil Company (also in Denver) as well as acting as an Independent Land Negotiator. She is the President of the National Association of Royalties Owners (NARO) Colorado Chapter, a board member of Vital for Colorado, a member of both the American Association of Petroleum Landman, (AAPL) and the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL), and a graduate of Cypress College (California).
As an organic based farmer and rancher in her own right, Ms. Smith understands the critical connection between responsible oil and gas development and land stewardship. She is passionate about educating and the public with the facts regarding oil and gas development and fostering positive relationships between the mineral owner and the producer, through her role with NARO, Vital and public speaking opportunities.