Mr. Amend joined Encino in 2013 as the Land Manager and leads a staff with the commercial and land administration activities of the Company. Mr. Amend previously worked for El Paso Corporation and EP Energy (NYSE: EPE). He was a key member of the team that developed the Wolfcamp play concept in the Midland Basin, organically assembled the acreage position, initiated drilling and eventually began full development of one of El Paso’s key assets. Mr. Amend also has extensive experience in Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent land operations in Texas and Oklahoma. He holds a Certified Professional Landman designation from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Baylor University.