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 Safety & Transportation

Bio coming soon

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.

Aaron Goranson
Director of Research & Development

Bio coming soon

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 Controller

Danny Soular – Project Engineer

Neal Roberts – Project Manager

Brandon Olson – CAD Design

Neal Olmstead – Operations Analyst

Safety / DOT

Adela Alford – Safety Manager

Mike Newby – Equipment Manager

Troy Ugrich – Training Coordinator

Anthony Posey – Field Safety Representative

Jake Waits – Field Safety Representative

Office Personnel

Carolyn James – Payroll / HR Manager

Laura Haggard – Accounts Payable Manager