Management Team

Heather Christie-Burns

President and CEO

Heather is a Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience in Western Canada in the oil and gas industry, where she has held comprehensive roles in operations, reservoir, and commercial engineering applications.  Heather was a co-founder of Angle Energy Inc. in 2004, and held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer at Angle’s sale in December of 2013.  Previously, Heather held senior engineering roles at Bear Creek Energy, Crossfield Gas, Encal Energy, Fekete Associates, and Norcen Energy.  Heather earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

D. Gregg Fischbuch

Director

Gregg is a Professional Engineer with 32 years of experience in engineering and geoscience in Western Canada.  Gregg has worked his career as a geologist, and has a proven track record as a finder of commercial hydrocarbon accumulations.  He was a co-founder of Angle Energy in 2004, and held the role of Chief Executive Officer at Angle’s sale in December of 2013.  Prior to Angle Energy, Gregg held senior executive roles at Brooklyn Energy, Crossfield Gas, and Trigas Exploration, and was a founder at both Crossfield Gas and Trigas Exploration.  Prior to Trigas, Gregg was a geologist at Hillcrest Resources, Truax, and Predeco.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Shane Abel

Chief Financial Officer

Shane is a CFA Charterholder with 14 years of experience in the energy financial sector. Prior to joining High Ground Energy Inc. in September 2014, Shane held the position of Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Lone Pine Resources Canada Ltd. and prior thereto held the position of Vice President, Finance & Treasurer since June 2011. From July 2003 to June 2011, Shane worked at BMO Capital Markets, where he last held the position of Vice President, Investment & Corporate Banking. Shane graduated with an Honours degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003.

Glen Richardson

Vice President, Land

Glen is a Senior Landman with over 20 years of experience initiating, negotiating and contracting land deals in Western Canada. He began his career at Amoco Canada in 1994, and followed in roles at Penn West Petroleum Ltd., and as Land Manager at Yangarra Resources Ltd., a publicly traded junior E&P Company. Glen joined Angle Energy in 2007 as Manager of Land and was promoted to the position of Vice President of Land in 2009, a role he held until the Company’s sale in December 2013. Glen holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Petroleum Land Management and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL).

Rod Ewacha

Vice President, Operations

Rod is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in operations, environmental regulation and safety, and well completions in Western Canada. Rod has held production, operations and environmental roles at junior and mid-sized public and private E&P companies, most recently as Manager of Operations at Angle Energy. Prior to Angle, Rod was Vice President Engineering at MOGL Corp., and has also held operations roles at E3 Energy, E4 Energy and Encal Energy. Rod is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).