Anne Street Skipper
Owner, Echo Production. Owner, CEO, Media Relations, Wildcatter Ranch.
Anne is the daughter of William G. and Dorothy Street. She was raised in Graham, Texas, attending Shawnee Elementary, Graham Junior High and Graham High School. She began her church and community involvement in Graham. She was active as a Junior Chamber of Commerce Member, student representative on her Church’s Board of Stewards, Student Council and Young Republicans. She worked during the summers for her father at the family oil and gas company.
Following her graduation from High School in 1974, Anne moved to Fort Worth to attend Texas Wesleyan University. She received her BA degree in Humanities and Religion in 1978. While at Wesleyan, Anne was active in the theatre and music programs, performing in a number of plays and musicals. She was an active in the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Phi Mu.
Anne worked at Serendipity Travel Agency while in college. She was the lead agent for incentive travel groups. During those years Anne traveled to lots of exciting destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
After college, Anne married and lived in Los Angeles for a while before returning to Fort Worth. Anne joined First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and became active in the music program at the church, singing in the Chancel Choir, Fifth Street Swing (a jazz vocal ensemble) and in the summer musical productions. Anne was involved in United Methodist Women, serving in numerous leadership positions. Anne moved to Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in 2002, becoming involved in the life of that church through the Chancel Choir, chairing the Stewardship Campaign in 2005, and chairing the Worship Team in 2006. Today, Anne is a member of Graham First United Methodist Church and sings in the Chancel Choir at Christmas and Easter.
Anne has two grown children, Graham and his wife, Jordann, who live in Los Angeles, and Emily with husband, Tim and daughter, Molly in Fort Worth, Texas. Anne is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Fort Worth, is active in the Metroplex chapter of Phi Mu Alumnae, and is a Patroness of the music sorority Sigma Alpha Iota.
Anne was invited to join the Board of Trustees of Texas Wesleyan University in 1991. She has served as Chair of the Student Life Committee and Chair of the Board. She is most proud of two of the projects she championed during her years as a Trustee, the Covenant between the University and Poly United Methodist Church, and the completing of New Student Housing on Campus.
Following the unexpected death of her parents, Anne became CEO of Talus, Inc, the family oil and gas exploration company. Going from a stay at home mother to the CEO of an independent oil and gas company was certainly a challenge. Looking back, her father had prepared her for this role very early on. As a four year old child he would take her to wells to discover drilling successes right along with seasoned engineers. During high school Anne would work in the company office learning the reports and government filings for the oil and gas company. Never would she have imagined that less than two decades later she would be running the company. Mentors soon became colleagues and employees. During this time Anne honed the leadership style that would prove successful. She spends a lot of time listening and understanding, then finds the strongest person for each job and gives them the independence to be successful.
While oil and gas was the family business, it was in 2005 that Anne was able to enter into a new role that was her own passion. In 2005, she and her partners opened a guest ranch and resort in Graham, Texas. The ranch is called Wildcatter Ranch & Resort. (www.wildcatterranch.com) As an adult Anne considered growing up in rural Texas a gift, not only because of the pristine countryside and genuine people but the slower pace of life that provides a must needed respite from a hectic lifestyle. Anne’s vision was to share this experience with travelers around the world while also providing jobs and economic growth in her hometown.
Anne is the owner of the Wildcatter Ranch and recently formed a travel and tourism receptive company that specializes in bringing tourists to Texas, Texas Holiday Travel. (www.texasholidaytravel.com)
Anne is a former President of the Graham Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Memorial Auditorium Board, sings in the Chancel Choir at Graham First United Methodist Church and is an advising member of the Graham Regional Theatre Board and has performed onstage in numerous GRT productions.
In 2009 Anne was chosen as one of Fort Worth Business Press’ Great Women of Texas which honors women who use their talents and influence to benefit the community they live in.
Anne is passionate about her hometown and loves entertaining visitors who come to the ranch. The past six years, Anne and the staff at the ranch have hosted veterans who were injured or are suffering PTSD through the Wounded Warrior Project. (www.woundedwarriorproject.org ) These special visitors interact with the staff and each other and employees from the VA. State Representative Rick Hardcastle sponsored a proclamation honoring Wildcatter for their work to help the veterans. Most recently Anne was named runner up for the Carry Forward Award for her work with Wounded Warrior Project.
Wounded Warrior Project believes in the power of nature and recreation to help warriors dealing with combat stress. Project Odyssey, an outdoor rehabilitative retreat that combines adventure challenges with opportunities for peer support and group processing, was created to support warriors in their recovery from combat stress.
“The greatest casualty is being forgotten.”
- Graduated Graham High School
- B.A. in Humanities and Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, Certification in Hospitality Management from Penn State University
- Resides in Graham, Texas
- Two Children: Graham & his wife Jordann who live in Los Angeles and Emily & her husband, Tim McDermott of Fort Worth
- One grand daughter, Molly McDermott who lives with her parents in Fort Worth
- Work Experience: Serendipity Travel Agency, Echo Oil & Gas Company, Rockwell International, and Wildcatter Ranch & Resort
- Affiliations: Board of Trustees of Texas Wesleyan University, Graham First United Methodist Church, 5th Street Swing Jazz Ensemble, Phi Mu Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota patroness, Jr. League of Ft. Worth Sustainer, Graham Chamber of Commerce, Memorial Auditorium Board, Graham Regional Theatre, Tarrant County Phi Mu Alumnae
CEO, Echo Production
Ken Haggart graduated from Graham High School in 1965 and received a B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&M University in Petroleum Engineering in 1969 and 1970. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army upon graduation and assigned to a USAR control group where he was honorably discharged as a captain in 1978. He went to work for Sun Oil Co. in 1971 and was eventually promoted to Midland District Reservoir Engineering Manager in 1977. In 1979, he left Sun to work for Echo Production back in his hometown of Graham. He is currently the CEO of Talus, CEO of Twin Montana and on the Echo Production, Inc. Board, and a General Partner in Wildcatter Ranch and Resort. He and his wife of 26 years, Alicia, have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
Ken is a member of the SPE and the Texas Alliance of Energy where he served as Vice President in 2000-2001. He is active in the First United Methodist Church of Graham where he is serving as Church Council Chairman. His civic activities have included the Graham Regional Hospital Board, Graham Child Advocacy Board, Graham Country Club Board, Graham United Way Board, Graham United Way Allocation Board, Graham Chamber of Commerce Board, Graham Athletic Booster Club (President 1998-1999), Graham Industrial Foundation (President 2001-2003), has served on the Graham City Council and the Graham CVB. Ken has a deep love and pride for the city of Graham and its history.
General Counsel, Echo Production
Roger was born in Rotan, Texas in 1951. He has worked in the energy business for over 45 years. He began as a roustabout with Pan American Petroleum (now BP Amoco) while attending Texas Tech to pursue his BS in Petroleum Engineering. He graduated top of his class in 1973 and worked for 5 years with Shell Oil Company holding positions as Development Engineer, Production Engineer and Reservoir Engineer.
In 1978 Roger returned to Texas Tech to attend Law School. He received his JD in 1981, graduating 2nd in his class. He then practiced law for 13 years with the Oklahoma City law firm of Hartzog, Conger and Cason specializing in all aspects of the energy business (oil and gas, corporate/partnership/securities, bankruptcy/workouts, mergers and acquisitions and litigation).
In 1994, Roger joined Indian Oil Company (a natural gas producer) as its General Counsel (later, President and equity owner) where he led the restructuring of the production and operating company and its natural gas marketing affiliates. Five years later, Roger led negotiations resulting in multiple sales of all of the companies in a series of transactions to Chesapeake Energy Company, TransCanada, and Shell Gas Marketing.
Roger returned to his Texas roots in 2000 and embarked on his career as a sole practitioner and business advisor to companies in the energy and insurance businesses. He has known Anne and Ken for over 25 years and joined Echo as its general counsel and consultant in 2012. He serves as an advisor on all legal matters as well as business opportunities and corporate governance.
Roger has been married for over 35 years to his wife, Lenore, and they have two children: Patrick, 22 and Nora, 18. He is an avid skier and golfer and member of Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas.
W. Glenn Street Jr.
Owner, Echo Production and Wildcatter Ranch
W. Glenn Street Jr. is a great grandson of Colonel E.S. Graham, founder of Graham, Texas. A 1976 graduate of Graham High School, Tyler Junior College (where he received a degree in Mineral Land Management), and The Elkins Institute of Photography. Glenn now works with his family’s oil and gas operating company.
Glenn is proud of his heritage and has been a benefactor to the cities’ many cultural activities. Glenn is an accomplished photographer who resides in Irving and he’s a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.