The EnAqua Team
Meet the men and women of EnAqua Solutions - a team of seasoned professionals who are both dedicated to America’s energy independence and to preserving a clean environment.
We can help you do what you do best – produce the energy we need to heat our homes, power our businesses, and take our kids to baseball and soccer practice. Our advanced saltwater disposal technology enables us to put byproducts of your oilfield production two miles beneath the surface of the earth – contained and harmless to our precious drinking water.
Let us show you how we can make your operation more efficient and more eco-friendly. Contact us!
Chris Goodwin joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in December 2012. Chris has over 25 years of experience in commercial banking and private equity. From 2010 to 2012, he was with Hudson Advisors LLC, the captive asset management firm for Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm with approximately $30 billion under management. While at Hudson, Chris was responsible primarily for managing an investment in an under-performing portfolio company. He worked with company management to improve operating performance and was ultimately responsible for monetizing the investment through the sale of the company to a strategic acquirer. Prior to Hudson, Chris spent 15 years with BNP Paribas, the last three of which were in the role of Managing Director and Co-Head of the Merchant Banking Group, covering private equity sponsors in the southwest, southeast and western portions of the U.S. While at BNP Paribas, he focused principally on investing in and sourcing debt and equity capital for middle-market, private-equity sponsored companies in conjunction with leveraged buyouts, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations, and growth financings.
Chris has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to founding EnAqua, Steven worked for R&S Trucking, LLC, a transportation and disposal operator in the Haynesville Shale, from January 2005 until March 2012. Commencing in January 2005, he began hauling saltwater for R&S Trucking under third-party trucking agreements. In late 2007, Steven began cultivating relationships with exploration and production operators, such as XTO Energy Inc., Petrohawk Energy Corporation, and J-W Operating expanding R&S Trucking into hauling saltwater directly for well operators.
In 2008, Steven began managing five disposal facilities with over 30,000 bbl/day of capacity for J-W Operating, a diversified oilfield company with interests in oil and natural gas wells, pipelines, and ancillary oilfield service operations. In 2011, R&S Trucking purchased two disposal facilities with 12,000 bbl/day of capacity in the Haynesville Shale. From 2005 to 2011, Steven was directly responsible for growing R&S Trucking from approximately $500,000 in sales to over $9.0 million and managed 72 employees, including 50 truck drivers.
David Smith has over 20 years of experience in oil and gas accounting and finance, most recently as Vice President of Finance for Addison Oil LLC, which acquired 200+ wells in 2010.
Prior to Addison, David was the CFO for Oil2 Holdings, where he was initially signed on as a consultant to improve accounting processes. His improvements allowed the company to reduce duplication of efforts and tighten up controls, which resulted in the effective servicing of hundreds of investors.
Before Oil2, David spent several years as a successful consultant, CPA, and contract controller, working in other industries as well as oil and gas. His clients during this time included Hicks, Muse & Tate, Voyager Gas, CrossPoint Energy, Mesa Energy, ChurchillTerry, Santa Fe Petroleum, and Castleton Energy. He began his career at Mobil Oil Corporation in 1989, where he advanced through many different accounting functions before the Castleton Energy opportunity presented itself.
David is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, as well as a Master of Information System from the University of Dallas. He is a member of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies and the Texas Society of CPA’s.
James Youngblood joined EnAqua in January 2013 to oversee EnAqua’s east Texas operations. James has been in the industry for over 20 years in sales leadership positions as well as operations. Most recently with D&D Fluids, James oversaw customer relations while serving in a project manager capacity, coordinating complex jobs with multiple parties.
Prior to this, James led sales and customer relations for Smith Equipment. During his tenure at Smith, James helped to establish and manage a fleet of vacuum trucks which also included a high pressure unit to service the demand of customers in the Ark-La-Tex Region. He supervised more than 40 employees including truck operators, rental department, and office personnel. He also coordinated and managed all bid opportunities as well as billing for ongoing projects while managing over 100 pieces of rental equipment.
Kami Adkins joined EnAqua Solutions, LLC in May 2012 to establish and implement the policies, procedures, and legal requirements that facilitate the company’s growth and ability to manage multiple SWD sites. She brings to EnAqua 15 years of business experience with an emphasis on sales and management.
Prior to joining EnAqua, Kami worked at Wells Fargo Advisors for three years, assisting in the management of the broker business and serving as the Branch Operation Specialist for Nacogdoches.
Kami’s previous experience includes marketing, accounting and human resources, strategic planning, leading sales teams, as well as forecasting raw material needs.
Kami graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1993 with a BBA in Management.
Mr. Dave Kendall joined EnAqua in 2013 to lead the logistic needs of the transportation division. Dave is a California transplant and a Gulf War Veteran with twenty-five years of experience in accomplishing tasks within highly fluid situations. With over ten years of transportation experience Dave brings proficiency in safely and strategically coordinating EnAqua’s growing fleet of vehicles. His degree and knowledge in Criminal Justice and DOT rules make him a welcome addition to the team as he ensures safety and regulation compliance.
Animals are a great barometer for the health of our environment. When surrounding habitats begin diminishing, the native creatures are the first to know. Tree frogs are natives in the southeastern states and have become not only a common backyard species but also a popular household pet. As arboreal animals, these frogs prefer habitats with plentiful vegetation, grasses, branches and cattails and are often found in ponds, lakes, marshes, streams and occasionally in a backyard swimming pool. These beautiful frogs are sensitive to the environment, and so are we!
Frogg has a keen sensitivity for the environment which makes him perfect for EnAqua’s mascot. His ability to sense danger and warn about potential risks keeps EnAqua a jump ahead of the competition.
Frogg serves as EnAqua’s mascot to remind each of us that while we may work in a crude business, we do so with the safety of the environment, water, oil, gas and other resources in mind. Frogg ensures that we remain ahead of the safety, health and operating standards set by industry regulations to ensure we are protecting our employees, our families, our community and our planet.