Management Team

Southeast Directional Drilling’s key personnel and crew are a big part of the company’s success. Please feel free to browse our team and read their profiles. Should you have any questions, feel free to visit our contact page to get in touch with some of our team.

Management Team

Dan Smith
Director of Project Management

Dan Smith started at SEDD in 2010 after working 25 years in the field of Civil Engineering. As Director of Project Management, Smith has a hand in all of the ongoing projects at SEDD. Whether it be a tough drill design or problems on a drill site, Smith enjoys tackling any difficulty that may arise.

Eddie Ramos
Director of Operations

Bio coming soon

Dana Heieie
Director of Safety and Transportation

Dana Heieie started at SEDD in 2003. After 12 years of working with safety and transportation, Heieie has made SEDD the top transportation department out of all PLH companies for the last 2 years. As Director of Safety and Transportation, Heieie works on expanding and enhancing the already prevalent safety culture at SEDD.

Kent Olmstead

Kent Olmstead started at SEDD in 2011. After building up a successful startup for 16 years, Olmstead decided to tackle a new challenge and take his talents to another company. As Controller he oversees accounting and information systems, including field data collection that helps support field operations, shop production and project management.

Other Staff Members

Field Personnel

Dane Palmer – Superintendent

Jake Bergren – Superintendent

Derek Westlake – Superintendent

Mike Lundequam – Superintendent

Jesse Garling – Superintendent

Randy Tilley – Superintendent

Joe Vought – Superintendent

Project Management

Heather Barton – PM Manager

Danny Soular – Project Engineer

Neal Roberts – Project Manager

Justin Barton – CAD Design

Neal Olmstead – Project Coordinator

Safety / DOT

Jessica Smith – Safety & Transportation Coordinator

Mike Newby – Equipment Manager

Chase Myrick – FSR

Office Personnel

Carolyn Smith – Payroll / HR

Laura Haggard – Accounts Payable

Adela Vargas – Office Admin