Braxton Minor- Chairman

Braxton Minor is the Directional Drilling Coordinator at Concho Resources. With more than 24 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, he started his career at EPS (Environmental Protection Services) Engineering and Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements before joining Concho Resources in 2011. In his current position, he has developed and managed the Company’s horizontal optimization drilling program for their Permian Basin operations. Braxton currently serves as the Committee Chairman of the IADD Permian Basin Chapter and on the IADD Board of Directors, as well as the Boy Scouts of America’s (Buffalo Trail Council) Executive Committee and Board of Directors.


Mike Elphick- Co-Chairman

Mike Elphick is the Business Development Manager for ProDirectional. He has more than 25 years of sales experience in several industries that include: oil and gas directional drilling, pharmaceuticals, wireless communications and wholesale food. Prior to joining the oil and gas industry, Elphick worked as Territory Manager for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals and was recognized for several top selling awards. In his current position, he is responsible for market growth, customer management and strategic planning in the Permian Basin district. Elphick is also a co-chairman for the Permian Basin Chapter of IADD.


Chasity Sanchez- Secretary

Chasity has been in the oil industry for 9 years. She is currently a senior drilling engineering tech for COG Operating. Prior to COG, Chasity has worked for Key Energy, Oxy Permian and Kinder Morgan. She hopes to bring her strong administrative background and positive leadership skills to compliment her role in this committee.