Joseph L. Griffin co-founded Intensity Midstream in June 2015 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Griffin has more than 25 years of experience in the midstream natural gas industry.
Prior to Intensity Mr. Griffin was Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Hiland Partners, LP (owned by Harold Hamm) from June 2007 until Hiland’s acquisition by Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2015. From 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Griffin served as executive vice president over multiple facets of the business of Lumen Midstream Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, in Tulsa, OK. In 1989, Mr. Griffin co-founded Lumen Midstream, held various senior level management positions and served as a director until Lumen was sold in 2004 to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. In addition, Mr. Griffin is an active volunteer for non-profit organizations in the Tulsa community, including chairing the Board of 12 & 12, Inc. and the Finance Committee of San Miguel. He serves on Special Committees of Bishop Kelley High School and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Derek G. Gipson co-founded Intensity Midstream in June 2015 and serves as President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to Intensity, Mr. Gipson served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Secretary, and a director of the general partner of Hiland Partners, LP (owned by Harold Hamm) from September 2011 until Hiland’s acquisition by Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2015. Mr. Gipson was appointed Vice President - Business Development and Corporate Planning for Hiland Partners, LP in January 2010. Prior to Hiland, Mr. Gipson worked with Wachovia Securities where he was a member of its Energy & Power Investment Banking Group. Mr. Gipson joined Wachovia in October 2007 through its acquisition of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., where Mr. Gipson was a member of the A.G. Edwards Energy Investment Banking Group. Prior to joining A.G. Edwards in December 2003, Mr. Gipson was an Audit Associate with Deloitte & Touche LLP in its St. Louis, Missouri office where he earned a CPA certificate.
Mr. Gipson graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Mr. Gipson serves on the Board of Directors of FTS International, Inc. (NYSE American: FTSI), a publicly-traded oil and gas well completion company operating in North America.
Patrick Myers joined Intensity Midstream in 2016 and serves as Executive Vice President of Project Management and Facility Engineering. Mr. Myers has over 25 years of industry experience with a proven track record of value creation through developing and operating midstream infrastructure to serve North America’s shale gas reserves.
Prior to joining Intensity through the combination of Intensity and Xplorer Midstream LLC in November 2016, Mr. Myers was Chief Operating Officer of Xplorer Midstream LLC. Previously, Mr. Myers served as general manager for Access Midstream where he led grassroots development and operation of the midstream infrastructure serving the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. He also held various positions with Columbia Gas Transmission, CDI engineering and the Research Triangle Institute.
Mr. Myers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of West Virginia. Mr. Myers has served as a volunteer youth sports coach for over 10 years and is a former emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter.
Mr. Briscoe joined Intensity Midstream in October 2015. Mr. Briscoe has extensive experience executing crude oil pipeline, cryogenic gas processing, refrigeration, treating, fractionation, terminals and other midstream projects.
Prior to Intensity, Mr. Briscoe served as Vice President of Engineering at Hiland Partners, where he joined as Director of Engineering in February 2008. Prior to joining Hiland, Mr. Briscoe served as Director of Engineering and Manager of Engineering for Frontier Field Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma from June 2005 until February 2008. Prior to joining Frontier Field Services, Mr. Briscoe was a Senior Project Manager, System Coordinator, and Gas Supply Project Engineer for OG&E/Enogex from January 2001 until June 2005. He also held various positions with Bateman/Merrick LLC, Western Gas Resources and Southwestern Company from 1995 until 2001.
Mr. Briscoe holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Briscoe served as the President of Habitat for Humanity in Enid, Oklahoma, for four years from 2011 – 2015.
David Hall joined Intensity Midstream in April 2017 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.
Prior to joining Intensity, Mr. Hall was Executive Director of Dillon International, an international adoption/family and children services agency. Mr. Hall previously served in a variety of accounting, financial and corporate development roles in the gas pipeline and processing industry, including VP Accounting & Finance, Caballo Energy; CFO, Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent; and, CFO, Spectrum Field Services. Mr. Hall also held various accounting, finance and business development positions with ScissorTail Energy, Transok and Amoco Production Company.
Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa, as well as C.P.A., C.M.A. and C.G.M.A. accounting designations. Mr. Hall currently serves on the board of Dillion International.
Mike Higgins joined Intensity in January 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President of Operations and Pipeline Construction. Mr. Higgins’ industry experience involves managing the safe and efficient construction and operation of significant midstream compression, pipeline, treating, fractionation, terminal and processing facilities.
Prior to Intensity, Mr. Higgins served as Vice President of Operations and Midstream Construction at Hiland Partners. He joined Hiland as Manager of Technical Services in 2006. Mr. Higgins was promoted at Hiland to Manager of Operations Southern Region in 2007 and to Director of Operations and Midstream Construction in September 2012. Prior to joining Hiland, Mr. Higgins served as Area Superintendent – Western Oklahoma & Texas Panhandle Field Assets for Chesapeake Energy from 2005 until 2006. Mr. Higgins also served as Owner/Operator of Frontier Field Services from 2001 until 2005. He also held various Project Manager and Field Operator positions at CMS Field Services from 1998 until 2001.
Mr. Higgins holds an Associate degree in Applied Sciences from Independence Community College.
Mark J. Freed joined Intensity Midstream in June 2016 and serves as the Senior Vice President of Rockies Business Developments. Mr. Freed has over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including roles in crude oil marketing and trading, mergers and acquisitions, midstream business development and investor relations.
Mr. Freed most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer for Bakken Oil Express (BOE) Midstream, LLC, a private midstream company with transportation, trans-loading and terminalling assets in the Williston Basin. From 2012-2014, Mr. Freed served as a Vice President in the Commodities Division at Goldman Sachs (J. Aron & Company) in Houston where he was responsible for origination and client coverage of physical crude oil trading opportunities throughout North America. From 2005-2012, Mr. Freed held a number of leadership positions with High Sierra Energy, LP, through the partnership’s merger with NGL Energy Partners, LP. Mr. Freed served as Senior Vice President – High Sierra Crude Oil & Marketing, where he was responsible for crude oil lease trading and business development, and as Vice President – Investor Relations and Business Development.
Mr. Freed holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University.
Clay Midkiff serves as Senior Vice President of Gas Processing, Engineering and Construction. Mr. Midkiff has more than 35 years of energy industry experience, primarily focused on the design, construction and operation of midstream assets.
Prior to joining Intensity Midstream through the combination of Intensity and Xplorer Midstream LLC in 2016, Mr. Midkiff was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Xplorer. He has also served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Legion Services, LLC and as Vice President of Engineering and Construction for SandRidge Energy, Inc.
Mr. Midkiff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Emily Mills joined Intensity in January 2021 and is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy.
Prior to Intensity, Ms. Mills served as Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of EcoVapor Recovery Systems, a private equity-backed company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. She served as Vice President of Business Development for Jagged Peak Energy from 2019 until the company’s successful merger with Parsley Energy in 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Mills was part of the investment team of Quantum Energy Partners from 2013 - 2019. Before joining Quantum, she was an investment banking analyst with Jefferies and a structural engineer with KBR, Inc.
Ms. Mills holds her Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Rice University.
Kenton T. Bulson serves as the Vice President of Engineering and Development for Intensity Midstream. Mr. Bulson’sexperience spans multiple North American shale plays including the Marcellus, Utica, Bakken, and Woodford.
Prior to joining Intensity through its combination with Xplorer Midstream in November 2016, Mr. Bulson served as the Director of Engineering and Development of Xplorer since April 2014. Previously, Mr. Bulson held various engineering, operations, business development, and management positions at ConocoPhillips Pipeline Company, Chesapeake Energy, Access Midstream, and Hiland Crude.
Mr. Bulson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Mika Dick joined Intensity in January 2017 and serves as the Vice President of Natural Gas Products Scheduling & Marketing.
Prior to joining Intensity, Ms. Dick served as the Marketing Administrator for Ward Petroleum Corporation. Before working at Ward, Ms. Dick held various positions at Hiland Partners until Hiland’s acquisition by Kinder Morgan in 2015. Her latest role at Hiland was as Director of Product Sales, Scheduling & Contract Administration.
Ms. Dick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.
Matthew Griffin serves as the Vice President of Midcontinent Business Development and has extensive experience in commercial development and mergers and acquisitions, as well as managing midstream engineering and construction projects.
Prior to joining Intensity through its combination with Xplorer Midstream in November 2016, Mr. Griffin served as the Director of Business Development of Xplorer since September 2014. Previously, Mr. Griffin served as the Manager of Business Development and Engineering for Access Midstream. Prior to Mr. Griffin’s role at Access Midstream (formerly Chesapeake Midstream Development), he served as engineering supervisor at ONEOK in its central Texas local distribution company.
Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeremy Spalvieri joined Intensity Midstream in March 2017, and is the Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety. Mr. Spalvieri’s responsibilities include corporate strategy and compliance with federal and state environmental, safety, PSM and pipeline safety regulations.
Prior to joining Intensity, Mr. Spalvieri was the Corporate Safety Manager for The Williams Companies, Inc. following Williams’ merger with Access Midstream. At Williams, Access Midstream and Chesapeake Midstream, Mr. Spalvieri led several departments and integration efforts ranging from corporate safety & health, contractor safety, corporate process safety, EHS auditing and EHS systems, technologies & education. Prior to joining Chesapeake Midstream in 2010, Mr. Spalvieri spent two years in Chesapeake Energy’s corporate EHS department. Mr. Spalvieri’s career began in 2005 at the Oklahoma Department of Labor where he spent three years in the OSHA Consultation Division as a Safety Consultant.
Mr. Spalvieri holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Occupational Safety and Health from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He enjoys coaching youth sports through the local YMCA, volunteering at Infant Crisis Services in Oklahoma City, is a Red Cross certified disaster assessment volunteer and has served in the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).