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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 6 years experience. Marine Veteran with over 14 years service and 6 combat tours. Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business MBA.

Mary Bentley
Cofounder, EVP, & Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Project Manager with over 17 years experience in international business and consulting. Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Syracuse University. BA in Communications from Rutgers University.

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.

Jacob Swain
Chief Technology Officer

As a seasoned developer with a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Houston and 4 years of service in the Air Force, Jacob aids Bellatorum’s rapid growth by supporting the company’s proprietary software solutions infrastructure.

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Jonas E. Harrell
VP of Geology

Jonas serves as the technical leader of the evaluation team, providing insight into the geologic risk/reward proposition. Jonas earned his MS-Geology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and served in the U.S. Army for 12 years achieving the rank of Captain.

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.

Justin Murrell

Justin Murrell, a Louisiana native, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 2009 after graduating from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. He then went on to Sam Houston State University to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting Focus. Justin has over 5 years experience in the O&G industry.

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.

Brenda Alanis
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Human Resources 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.

Dylan White
Reservoir Engineer

Bio coming soon.

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 12 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.

Edwin Sowell
Geo Tech & 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.

Alberto Jimenez
Acquisitions 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.

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.

Paul Glaze
Land Technician

Bio coming soon.

Elizabeth Reynolds
Office Manager

Elizabeth served as a police officer in the United States Navy, graduated from Sam Houston University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Science, and is currently working on her degree in Business Administration.