Who We Are

ES3 Minerals is comprised of an experienced land team dedicated to actively seeking out owners who would most benefit from our investment strategy. We evaluate each property with its full, long-term potential in mind. Because of our diverse appetite and long-term strategy, we are able to pay more for any “stand-alone” asset than most would think it could ever possibly produce in royalty. We refuse to submit “blind” mail out offers without fully analyzing the asset and details associated with title. Experience has taught us that this provides the maximum value to the owner, who will receive a comprehensive summary of their property to ensure they are fully aware of the interests we are offering to acquire.

Edward “Trey” Stanton, III 
Founder and CEO

Trey Stanton is Founder and CEO of ES3 Minerals LLC. Mr. Stanton graduated with a B.A. from Rice University, where he was a member and captain of the Men’s Basketball team. From an early age growing up in Friendswood, TX, Mr. Stanton was intrigued with the oil industry. Hearing stories of his Grandfather, Edward Stanton, Sr., working on oil refineries as an electrical engineer on the Houston Ship Channel peaked his interest in the process of identifying, securing, producing, processing and marketing Oil and Gas.

In 2011, Mr. Stanton began his career in the oil industry, where he was responsible for negotiating and leasing acreage on the Eastern Shelf of Texas’ Midland Basin. Between 2011 and 2015, Mr. Stanton was responsible for leasing over 50,000 acres of land, acquiring minerals all along the way.

Mr. Stanton and his wife, Kelsey, have two children and are active members of Lake Hills Church in Austin, TX. Mr. Stanton enjoys time with his family, playing Basketball, and hunting and fishing.


Nick Kreines
Vice President of Business Development

Nick Kreines is Vice President of Business Development for ES3 Minerals LLC. Mr. Kreines graduated Summa Cum Laude with a finance degree and MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler where he was an All-American Tennis player. He began his career working for an Oil and Gas attorney in Tyler, Texas. He was later contracted to work at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the Woodlands, Texas where he worked the Eaglebine play in Brazos, Burleson and Robertson counties. Next, he became a project coordinator at Dudley Land Company where he managed teams for several E&P’s leasing, clearing title and working due diligence for both acquisitions and divestures. Mr. Kreines earned his CPL in 2017 after obtaining the minimum requirements and is an active member of APLA, PBLA, NHAPL, WHAPL and HAPL.

In his time off, Mr. Kreines enjoys playing Golf, Tennis, and loves picking up new sports when opportunities become available.  Mr. Kreines is a new father and loves spending time with his family.

Mark Tufts
Vice President of Operations

Mark Tufts is Vice President of Operations for ES3 Minerals LLC.  Mr. Tufts grew up in Houston, TX and has always been around the oil and gas business as his father, brother and uncle spent their entire careers in.  He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance and has always been drawn to the markets.  He spent a large part of his career in the equity markets as a trader and as a financial advisor where he developed an affinity to working with clients to provide information needed to make informed decisions to better their family’s financial lives and futures.  Ultimately, his goal is to treat all of his clients with the utmost respect, and care for them as if they were his own family.  Mr. Tufts is married with two children, and lives in Lakeway, TX.

Mr. Tufts and his family are very involved at their church, Austin Ridge Bible Church, and spends much of his time chasing his children and enjoying the Texas Hill Country

Jettie Rangel
Acquisition Manager

Jettie Rangel is an Acquisition Manager for ES3 Minerals LLC.  Mrs. Rangel is from Midland, TX and began her Oil and Gas career as a field landman.  Mrs. Rangel leverages over a decade of land experience to provide quick and accurate analysis on Mineral and Royalty acquisitions.  She has been with ES3 Minerals LLC since the start of the company, and her primary focus is Texas’ Midland Basin.

In her time off, Mrs. Rangel enjoys volunteering at the Austin Animal Center, hiking and yoga.

Mike Beck
Acquisition Manager

Mike Beck is an Acquisition Manager for ES3 Minerals LLC.  Mr. Beck served his country in the United States Army as a combat medic and then graduated from Appalachian State University where he received both his finance and banking degree as well as his risk management and insurance degree.  Prior to ES3 Minerals, Mr. Beck worked in Houston as a risk advisor helping his clients customize comprehensive risk management programs to help protect their valuable assets.  He has been with ES3 Minerals LLC since the start of the company, and his primary focus is Texas’ Delaware Basin.

Mr. Beck is an active member of Lake Hills Church of Austin, TX and lives in Spicewood, TX with his loving wife and three boys.

David Ryan
Mineral Acquisition Specialist

David Ryan is a Mineral Acquisition Specialist for ES3 Minerals LLC. Mr. Ryan grew up in Lubbock, TX and holds a BA in Business Management from Texas Tech University. Mr. Ryan began his career in Albuquerque, NM, in Finance for the Larry H Miller Group. His career took him to Redwood City, CA, where he traded semiconductor manufacturing capital equipment on a global scale. He has spent most of his career in roles that require him to navigate through complex negotiations with effectiveness to achieve wins that both parties can appreciate. Mr. Ryan is an advocate for his clients and an expert in identifying the highest level of positioning for his client’s unique priorities. Through his stints in New Mexico and Silicon Valley, his perspective and appreciation for Texan values solidified and is the cornerstone of his day to day commitment to service. Mr. Ryan, his wife, and two children call Lakeway, TX, home. When he’s not in the office, he and his family enjoy the hill country outdoors, golf, and live music.

Ryan Kimbro
Mineral Acquisition Specialist

Ryan Kimbro is a Mineral Acquisition Specialist for ES3 Minerals LLC.  Mr. Kimbro is from Kyle, TX and graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Mathematics.  Prior to joining ES3 Minerals, Mr. Kimbro was a financial advisor where he valued the fiduciary responsibility he had for his clients, and the trust they instilled in him to make the best financial decisions for them and their families.  Mr. Kimbro values humility and integrity and believes they are essential to having a successful business relationship.

When Mr. Kimbro is not working, he’s spending time with his wife, Emily, and their three boys.  He and his family enjoy hunting, fishing, playing whatever sport is in season and spending time doing just about anything in the mountains.

Ryan Anderson
Mineral Acquisition Specialist

Ryan Anderson is a Mineral Acquisition Specialist for ES3 Minerals LLC.  Mr. Anderson is from Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree is Business Administration.  Prior to joining ES3 Minerals, Mr. Anderson was in the technology sector onboarding technology partners to successfully build out multi million dollar practices.   Mr. Anderson thrives on client satisfaction, transparency, and integrity.

In his free time, Mr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife and three children doing anything outdoors.

Kelly Fuchik
Title Landman

Kelly Fuchik is a Title Landman for ES3 Minerals LLC.  Mrs. Fuchik has nine years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most of which has been spent working for operators in West and South Texas and as well as New Mexico.  Mrs. Fuchik is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, and received her Energy Management (PLM) degree from the University of Tulsa, where she was a member of the Women’s Golf team.

When Mrs. Fuchik isn’t at the office, she enjoys watching cooking shows, trying new recipes, and sailing at Canyon Lake.

Where We Buy

Midland Basin
Howard
Martin
Glasscock
Midland
Upton
Reagan
Delaware Basin
Loving
Winkler
Ward
Reeves
Pecos
Culberson

Where We Buy

Midland Basin
Howard
Martin
Glasscock
Midland
Upton
Reagan
Delaware Basin
Loving
Winkler
Ward
Reeves
Pecos
Culberson