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Our Team

Integrity. Professionalism. Excellence.

About Us

Bellatorum Resources is a veteran-owned and operated professional service firm specializing in the acquisition of land and royalty interests. Since its inception, the company has grown into a reputable firm backed by friends and family, including ultra-high net worth individuals looking to diversify their investment portfolios. If you would like to learn more about our company, or if you have received an offer letter from us, please call 832-559-8217.


Chris Bentley
Founder, President, & CEO

Oil & Gas Land & Right of Way Professional with over 4 years experience. Marine Veteran with over 14 years service and 6 combat tours. Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business MBA.

Mary Bentley
Co-Founder & Special Projects

Project Manager with over 15 years experience in international business and consulting. Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Syracuse University. BA in Communications from Rutgers University.

Jacob Swain

As a seasoned CFO with an MBA from Rice University and 4 years of service in the Air Force, Jacob aids Bellatorum’s rapid growth by supporting the company’s financial strategy, capital structure, and financial planning capabilities.

Aragorn Earls

Engineering and operations leader with 20 years experience optimizing and driving performance. Army veteran with 8 years of service. Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business MBA.

Mike Hammond, CPL
VP of Land

Mike served for five years in the Navy having achieved the rank of E-5/Petty Officer Second Class. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with Distinction, majoring in Energy Management, as well as an MBA from Rice University.

Sam Vogel
Director of Business Development

Financial market practitioner with 25 years experience within the energy, equity derivatives and hedge fund markets as a trader, institutional broker and fund consultant. University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) Bachelor of Commerce.

Robert Dark
Director of IT & Marketing

Web developer and online marketer with over 5 years experience in all facets of digital marketing and information technology. Graduate of the "Iron Yard" program for web development.

Tim Oblander
Data Systems Administrator

Tim is a 6 year Navy veteran whose expertise within the oil & gas industry lies in document imaging and data management, gained through positions at T. S. Dudley and the founding of his company, Northwest Document Solutions.

Brenda Alanis
Office Manager

Brenda served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps in both Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. She has since earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University.

Guy Holcomb
Land Manager

Oil & Gas Landman with 19 years of experience in land management, including acquisitions, divestitures, title research and more. Experience in most of the major Oil & Gas plays in the United States. Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University.

Bill Black, RPL
Senior Landman

Oil & Gas Landman with 10 years of experience in asset acquisitions, divestitures, contract negotiation, and title research. PLM Certificate from UH-Downtown, BA in Business Law from University of the Pacific.

Sam Morse, RL
Staff Landman

Sam is a Registered Landman with experience in lease/asset negotiations and acquisitions, title/abstracts, due diligence and curative. He is an Army veteran and deployed overseas to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Doug Powers
Staff Landman

Doug holds an MBA in project management from Liberty University and found his way into the oil and gas industry in 2005, serving as a contract landman for EQT Production in the Appalachian basin.

John Li, CPL
Staff Landman

John is a Certified Professional Landman and holds a bachelors degree in professional land and resource management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has also served over 6 years in the U.S. Army.

Alberto Jimenez
Field Agent

Alberto aka "Beto" is a Retired Master Sergeant with over 20 years of active service and 5 tours of duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He has multiple years of experience working directly in the field with drillers and operators.

Edwin Sowell
Land Analyst

Edwin served for 8 years in the United States Navy as a Navy Diver. He completed multiple deployments before deciding to leave after his 2nd enlistment in 2012 to pursue a BS in Geology at Sam Houston State University.

Anna Bowers
Land Analyst

Anna is a native Houstonian that enlisted in the Navy in 2004 serving as a Fire Controlman. After her discharge, Anna served as Director of Operations for a retail company and was responsible for all operations for both Southeast Asia and North American divisions.