Executive Team


Ryan C. Moore, President & CEO

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Mr. Moore is the Founder, President and CEO of Pheasant Energy. He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer for Moore Minerals, LC, a family mineral and royalty acquisition firm. Moore Minerals acted as the operating entity for a number of different subsidiaries, most notably J. Hiram Moore, Ltd. founded in the 1950's. As COO, Mr. Moore streamlined and revamped land, revenue and financial reporting for several thousand wells and mineral interests across sixteen states. These interests encompass the majority of the oil and gas producing basins in the U.S. With this extensive portfolio of non-operated working interests and royalty interests, Mr. Moore has experience and relationships with numerous operators and producers. In addition, Mr. Moore currently serves on the board for EE Systems, Inc., a gas compression manufacturer based out of Houston, Texas.


Dan L. Hockenbrough, Chief Financial Officer

Dan L Hockenbrough is the CFO of Pheasant Energy.  Mr. Hockenbrough formerly served as Chief Financial Officer for a group of companies owned by the Moore family of Fort Worth, Texas. These companies focused primarily on investments of non-operating oil and gas interests. Mr. Hockenbrough has over thirty years of management experience in finance, accounting, and income tax. He has served both public (Coopers & Lybrand) and with various industry companies such as Halliburton Services and Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst. He has extensive experience in the Private Equity, Leverage Buyout, Institutional, and Mutual Fund arenas. He was CEO and President of $1.5 billion mutual fund and held a number of securities licenses as President of a broker dealer.  He was also a partner in a prominent investment advisory firm. His expertise includes management of functions related to finance, cash flow management, reporting, tax, human resources, risk control, and compliance. He also has developed growth and performance techniques covering team building, accountability, analysis, creativity, networking, and communication. He is a CPA and a former CFP. He has a Masters in Taxation from Texas A&M and BBAs in finance and accounting.

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Kevin M. Dunagan, Legal & Land Manager

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Kevin Dunagan is the Legal & Land Manger for Pheasant Energy.  Prior to Pheasant, Kevin Dunagan was the Legal & Land Manger for Moore Minerals, LC, a mineral and royalty acquisition firm with interests throughout the United States. At Moore Minerals, Mr. Dunagan oversees all day to day operations of the legal and land departments. Mr. Dunagan has over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The University of Michigan, his Juris Doctorate from SMU Dedman School of Law, and is admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Prior to joining Moore Minerals, Mr. Dunagan worked at Logan, Cook & Beery where he drafted title opinions and other oil and gas instruments for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked in the land department for Reef Oil and Gas Companies and has extensive experience in Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and New Mexico, among other states, in all oil and gas land related matters. 


Sara K. Carpenter, Land & Engineering Technician

Sara Carpenter is a Land & Engineering Technician for Pheasant Energy.  Sara Carpenter served formerly as a Land & Engineering Technician for Moore Minerals, LC, a mineral and royalty acquisition firm with interests throughout the United States. At Moore Minerals, Mrs. Carpenter is responsible for the ongoing analysis and maintenance of the mineral/lease ownership of company properties and assisting senior staff in administrative land and engineering work. Mrs. Carpenter has over 7 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Business from Texas State University, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to working at Moore Minerals, LP, Mrs. Carpenter worked at XTO Energy, subsidiary of ExxonMobil in both the Petroleum Engineering Technician and Environmental Specialist roles.

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Casmir M. Mason, Analyst

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Casmir Mason is an analyst for Pheasant Energy. Casmir Mason previously served as an analyst for Moore Minerals, LC, a mineral and royalty acquisition firm with interest throughout the United States. Through his first year, Casmir has recovered over a million dollars of revenue, helped analyze potential acquisitions, and developed economic models.  Mr. Mason graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University with a BBA in Finance and a minor in Energy Management and Technology. Casmir graduated at the top of his class earning Cum Laude honors and was a member of the BNSF Next Generation of Leadership Program, a premier program of the Neeley School of Business. Casmir has three years of work experience in both Finance and Land roles. Casmir is a member of Young Professionals in Energy and the American Association of Professional Landmen.


Micah R. Raths, Executive Assistant

Micah Raths is an executive assistant and office manger for Pheasant Energy. Micah Raths is a native of the North Dakota and Minnesota areas with over 8 years of professional experience.  Gaining extensive knowledge and experience by supporting two teams at corporate headquarters for Bobcat Company, Executive Corporate Recruiting, as well as conducting training at a multi-location title and abstract firm. She also has experience managing multiple complex projects, assisting and providing support for all interoffice departments.  Micah resides in Fort Worth with her husband and 3 children.

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