Erin Lara

Ms. Lara began her career in oil and gas at an operating company in Roswell, NM. She attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Ms. Lara was trained by Mr. Gonzales in preparing Exhibit B reports and creating federal abstracts while working at his former company. Ms. Lara has over eleven years of experience working daily with the federal records at the Bureau of Land Management as an abstracter. Ms. Lara is part of the management and research team for American Abstract and plays a vital role in the quality control of our excellent reports and in client relations.

Teynan Thompson

Mrs. Thompson was in charge of administrative and managerial duties at Mr. Gonzales’ previous abstract company for over 10 years. She has been hand-picked by Mr. Gonzales to manage the office and clerical tasks of American Abstract. In addition to maintaining an efficient office environment, Mrs. Thompson is one of our New Mexico State Land researchers.  She will be vital in report preparation as well as developing and maintaining professional relationships with clients to ensure they are satisfied with the services provided by American Abstract.

Daniel E. Gonzales

Mr. Gonzales has more than 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry, having previously owned and operated his own abstracting company in Santa Fe, NM. He is currently the general manager of American Abstract. Mr. Gonzales is well known for his expertise and professionalism in all aspects of dealing with federal and state lands as it pertains to the creation of federal drilling units and the associated reports for integration of state and Indian lands. He has mastered all operational aspects of running a full-service abstract company and has trained some of American Abstract’s employees and managers.

Mr. Gonzales’ experience is respected with the New Mexico Oil & Gas Division and the American Association of Professional Landmen. He represents companies bidding in federal and state lease auctions.  Mr. Gonzales is a graduate from the College of Santa Fe with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In addition, he was a member of the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association.  His professional knowledge and experience will maintain his integrity in the industry for many years to come with American Abstract.

Russell Shaw

Mr. Shaw is a CPL with over 35 years of Land experience in the Oil and Gas Business. He has provided
contract land services for companies nationwide and has concentrated his efforts in the Permian Basin
since relocating to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2017. Russell has joined our team at American Abstract to
oversee the administration of “Additional Services” now provided by American Abstract to complement
those we have traditionally provided in the past. You can now rely on American Abstract when your
needs include Fee Lands, Mineral/Leasehold Ownership Reports, Curative, and detailed Runsheets
complete with county documents as required for the drafting of Title Opinions. Russell is responsible for
processing request for additional services and to make certain the information required is provided in
the most cost effective manner.

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2019 Galisteo St., Ste. E2

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Office: 505-780-4338

Fax: 505-780-4337