Mr. Souders attended Southwest Texas State University, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1981 and the University of Houston where he received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Land Management in 1983. Roger began his career in the oil and gas industry with Natomas North America in 1981 until Natomas was acquired by Diamond Shamrock in 1983. He then worked as a Landman for Union Texas Petroleum Corporation in their Houston, Texas office for eight years. Roger joined Samedan Oil Corporation (Noble Energy) in 1991 as an Offshore Landman and remained there for 18 years. In 2008, Roger was a founding partner and served as Vice President of Land for Probe Resources, LLC prior to his joining Northstar in 2011 as Land Manager.