Meet Dee Anne Parker

“Nothing impressive– no fancy degrees, no big awards - just busy ‘living the dream!’

Born and raised in Wyoming, which is pretty great right there, I started my oil and gas career right out of school at Energy Reserves Group (formerly Clinton Oil) as a Production Tech preparing daily drilling reports, monthly production reports, and numerous other duties for our Drilling and Production superintendents (Dean Barnes and John Cruickshank for all of you old timers). 

I married my Junior High School sweetheart, Craig (41 years and counting) and was fortunate enough to be able to stay at home for several years with my three sons, spending countless hours volunteering at their school and various athletic activities.  After returning to the world where I actually earned a paycheck, I worked for 20 years in the human services field managing housing and assistance programs for senior citizens.  I ultimately returned to the energy industry 13 years ago when I came to work at the Commission [Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission]. 

Since that time, I have seen the ups and downs of the oil and gas business such as the Jonah gas field and PRB coal bed methane booms, where it was not unusual for the Commission to take over 100 spud notifications a day, and then see things slow down and companies that I never dreamed would go out of business, close their doors.  It has been a ride in this business, with hardly a chance to catch your breath!!

In my free time (which it seems there is NEVER enough of) I enjoy many outdoor hobbies including hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.   We are in the beginning stages of building a small cabin on our mountain property, which I hope to have finished before next snowmobile season.   I currently tend to a flock of 38 chickens, a Springer Spaniel named Ruger, and one fainting pygmy goat named Annie on our property outside of Casper.   I swear, I have NEVER called in sick to stay home and fish………. I have, however, left work early to go home when I have spotted a nice whitetail buck.

I am looking forward to my retirement in the not-so-distant future, hoping to have more time to again volunteer in the community and to do what I am really BEST at ….. goofing off with my critters, four grandkids, and sometimes even my workaholic husband!!"