Our Team

Executive Dallas Team

Robert A. Minor

Robert A. Minor, President and Founder of Texas International Resources, directs all aspects of the day to day operations, including the acquisition of new oil and gas leases. Mr. Minor’s extensive background in the oil and gas industry includes managing and training top personnel in sales/marketing and the structuring of several successful companies in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Throughout Mr. Minor’s career he has aligned himself with key personnel in every sector of the industry to ensure clients the best service, projects, and prices available. Mr. Minor’s duties include the formation and marketing of oil and gas issues, management of all personnel, and overseeing investor relations.


Don Shimmon

Don Shimmon is a licensed petroleum engineer whose oilfield career spans more than 40 years. Starting as a drilling engineer in California in 1949, he moved into successive positions as reservoir and evaluation engineer, chief engineer, operations manager, general manager, and managing director. After leaving California, career moves took him to Venezuela, Texas, Tunisia, the North Sea, Europe, and West Africa. Since 1983 he has worked as a consultant, first for six years in Italy as a project manager of a development in the Sicily Chanel, followed by assignments in Ireland, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, India, and Texas. Mr. Shimmon will assist in the evaluation of all leases and the proposed ideas of how to make each project most effective.


Brian Nelson Howe Sr.

Brian Howe is the consulting Chief Technology Officer of Texas International Resources, managing and supporting all Information Technology Aspects of the business in Texas. Brian started a successful career in Information Technology as a System Engineer supporting dozens of companies which include the Visiting Nurse Association, Meals on Wheels, Baylor Healthcare System, and Texas Health Resources in Dallas, Texas, and supporting data centers, information system networks, hospitals, businesses, and health care facilities.

Vickie Mcferren

Vickie McFerren is the General Manager of Texas International Resources. Her experience includes working with companies such as A.C. Houston Lumber Company, Midwest Consultants, and and AssetCare. Her job is to maintain the smooth and efficient operations of the business. She plans, directs and coordinates various aspects of this operation area and works with office staff to help them achieve their goals. Mrs. McFerren lives in The Colony, Texas with her husband Dennis and has three children. She enjoys swimming, horseback riding, and entertaining with her family and Friends.