Our Leadership

Our leadership is experienced and invested. Key members of our management team possess an average of thirty years of experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily within the DJ Basin.

Lynn A. Peterson

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Peterson joined SRC Energy in May 2015 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.  He was a co-founder of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (“Kodiak”) and served Kodiak as a director (2001-2014) and as its President, Chief Executive Officer (2002-2014) and Chairman of the Board (2011-2014), until its acquisition by Whiting Petroleum Corporation in December 2014.  Mr. Peterson served as a director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from December 2014 to June 2015.  Mr. Peterson has been a member of the board of directors of Denbury Resources Inc. since May of 2017 and serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association.  Mr. Peterson has over 30 years of industry experience.  He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Raymond E. McElhaney


Mr. McElhaney has been one of our directors since May 2005.  Since January 2013, he has been the President of Longhorn Investments, LLC, a private financial company.  From 1990 until December 2012, he was the President of MCM Capital Management Inc., a privately held financial management company.  Mr. McElhaney was a former officer and director of Wyoming Oil and Minerals and a director of United States Exploration, Inc., both publicly traded companies.  Mr. McElhaney was a managing partner of Waco Pipeline, a natural gas gathering system.  Mr. McElhaney received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1978.

Jack Aydin


Mr. Aydin was appointed as one of our directors in July 2014.  Mr. Aydin was employed as an analyst by KeyBanc Capital Markets from 1973 through July 1, 2014, most recently serving as Senior Managing Director since April 2002.  With KeyBanc, Mr. Aydin concentrated his analyst coverage on integrated oil companies and the exploration and production sector and, for the latter part of his tenure, focused in particular on small to mid-cap exploration and production companies.  Mr. Aydin is a member of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts, the Oil Analysts Group of New York, and the New York Society of Security Analysts.  Mr. Aydin holds an M.B.A. degree in finance and economics, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy from St. Ephraim College in Mosul, Iraq.

Daniel E. Kelly


Mr. Kelly was appointed as one of our directors in February 2016. Mr. Kelly is currently President and director of Santa Rita Resources LLC. Mr. Kelly retired from Noble Energy, Inc. in March 2015, where he served as Vice President of Regional Strategy and Planning from June 2014 to March 2015. In that role, he focused on governmental and industry relations and community engagement in the DJ Basin, and served on Governor Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas development issues. He served as Noble’s Vice President of Operations for the DJ Basin from June 2008 to May 2014, and as a Business Unit Manager in the DJ Basin for Noble from January 2006 to May 2008. Prior to that, he served in various engineering, operational and management roles for Noble and other oil and gas companies beginning in 1982. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Paul Korus


Mr. Korus has been one of our directors since June 2016.  Mr. Korus was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cimarex Energy Co. from September of 2002 until his retirement in 2015, and held the same positions with its predecessor, Key Production Company, from 1999 through 2002. He was a senior investment research analyst with Petrie Parkman & Co from 1995 through 1999 and was with Apache Corporation for thirteen years prior to that. Mr. Korus has been a member of the board of directors of Antero Resources Corporation since December of 2018.  Mr. Korus graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and earned a Master of Science in Accounting there.

Jennifer S. Zucker


Ms. Zucker has been one of our directors since January 2018. Ms. Zucker is an attorney with the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Washington D.C., which she joined as a shareholder in the Government Contracts & Projects Practice in January 2018. Her legal practice focuses on the defense sector and intelligence community. She was a partner at the Washington D.C. law firm of Wiley Rein LLP from October 2010 to January 2018, and a partner at the law firm of Patton Boggs, LLP from 2005 to 2010. Ms. Zucker has served in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps and currently serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, where she serves as the Staff Judge Advocate to the 200th Military Police Command in Fort Meade, Maryland, and was recently selected to the 2018 DirectWomen Board Institute class.