Lindell Bridges, President, is an experienced shale geologist having drilled his first shale well in 1987 in West Virginia.  During his 37+ years of industry experience, Lindell has been involved in 40 different unconventional plays worldwide, including the Fayetteville, Marcellus, Utica, New Albany, Antrim, Chattanooga, and Barnett.  He built Chesapeake's Fayetteville Shale play in Arkansas, drilling their discovery well in White County, Arkansas.  His first foray into the Marcellus and Utica shales was as Chesapeake's Exploration Manager of the Eastern U.S.  Lindell was then employed by EOG in Fort Worth, Texas, as their Exploration Manager of the Barnett oil play.  Lindell's second time to work the Marcellus and Utica shales was while he was the Senior Vice President of Geoscience for EQT Production Company in Pittsburgh, PA.  While at this position, he implemented technology that improved production from the Marcellus by almost ten-fold.  Lindell earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from the University of Arkansas.


Laurel Alexander, Vice President of Exploration, has considerable shale experience in both exploration and development of the Marcellus Shale.  Most recently she was a senior geologist at EXCO Resources working on their Reservoir Characterization Team.  Prior to that, she drilled several Marcellus wells for EXCO in the central part of the play in Pennsylvania.  Initially she worked for Shell Offshore, Inc. as both a development and exploration geologist in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) where she was cross-trained in geophysics.  Laurel then joined the Sequence Stratigraphy Group at Phillips Petroleum where she worked various projects including the deepwater GOM, Venezuela, and Bohai Bay, China.  Sequence stratigraphy is one of her areas of expertise and she was transferred to Alaska to work the North Slope geology for ConocoPhillips.  In addition to the Marcellus, Laurel has worked Upper Devonian and deeper plays in the Appalachian Basin since 2004.  She has over 20 years of experience in the oil industry and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.  In her dissertation on Eugene Island Block 330 in the Gulf of Mexico she combined stratigraphy with structural geology to generate groundbreaking, award-winning work.


Aron BridgesDirector of Business Development & Financial Officer.  Aron is a registered landman with a business degree from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, and joined Pure Earth in April of 2015.  Previously, he worked for Chesapeake Energy for 11 years.  Aron is a member of AAPL and OCAPL.


April Bridges, Website Administrator/Designer. In addition to the development and designing of PERI's website, April has developed and designed her own graphic arts and photography portfolio website, as well as her photography blog.  She has been designing since early 2004, learning much of what she knows through experimentation and exploration of different techniques used in Adobe Photoshop.  She has attended art and design classes at the University of Texas (at Arlington), majoring in Visual Communications within the Fine Arts department and is planning on continuing her education at California State University, East Bay.