Meet Our Team

Andy Finley

Andrew K. Finley

Manager, Geologist, M.Sc.
Wyoming Licensed/Certified Professional Geologist #2806
Resume - CV

Andy earned his B.Sc. degree in Geology at the University of llinois in 1990, and then went on to graduate with a M.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming in 1992. He initiated his career with Conoco, Inc. by carrying out exploration and development for onshore assests within the Williston Basin. Andy recieved training and experience in petroleum geology, practical log analysis and seismic interpretation. From 1994 to 1998 Andy was a consulting geologist in the Rocky Mountain Region performing wellsite geology/supervision for coal bed methane, horizontal/multi-lateral and vertical wells, property evaluation, prospect generation and geologic studies in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Colorado. Andy joined GF&A in 1998 and has thrived working on a magnitude of projects since then. Projects have encompassed many basins accross the United States and several projects oversees. Studies have included Unconventional and Conventional plays

Andy continuously is improving technologies to elevate our efficiency and hone our geologic interpretations. In addition to his software/programing prowess, Andy is responsible for expert geologic testimony, property evaluations, prospect exploration and generation, reservoir development planning and geologic supervision of conventional and unconventional drilling.

Jimmy Goolsby

Jimmy E. Goolsby

Founder, Emeritus Geologist, Ph.D
Wyoming Licensed/Certified Professional Geologist #56

Jimmy graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a B.Sc. in Geology in 1970. He then continued on to obtain a M.Sc. from Montana State University in 1972, and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 1975. Jimmy's love for the Rockies brought him to the USGS in Casper in 1975 to map the surface and subsurface geology of the Powder River Basin. From 1976 on, he has worked in Casper, Wyoming as a consulting geologist. The magnitude of studies Jimmy has performed over the years has given him a war chest of personnel knowledge and understanding of Wyoming geology.

Jimmy's work has largely consisted of prospect generation, property evaluations, acquisitions, field studies, secondary unit reports and follow-up with appropriate government agencies including the Oil and Gas Commission, BLM, etc. In addition to these activities, Jimmy supervises, supports and coordinates personnel (i.e., in house geologists, wellsite geologists, engineers, landmen, and attorneys).

Paul Bonifas

Paul Bonifas

Petroleum Engineer, M.Sc., MBA

Paul graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2012 with a dual B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. While in school, he worked as a mining engineering intern for Cameco Resources, focused on insitu-leaching of Uranium. Upon graduation, Paul started his Petroleum Engineering career as a Reservoir Engineer for Encana Oil & Gas out of Dallas, Texas. There, he oversaw a $3.3MM recomplete program of high-pressure, high-temperature gas wells in East Texas’ Deep Bossier field. After nearly 2 years at Encana, Paul began working for Weatherford as a cased-hole wireline field engineer in the Bakken. In 2017, he earned his M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering and his M.B.A. after being awarded a N.S.F. fellowship at the University of Wyoming. Paul started with GF&A in March of 2019 after having worked in Corporate Development for an industrial energy contractor in Pittsburgh.

Paul provides engineering support to our clients’ exploration and development projects, reservoir simulation modeling, economic modeling of development plans, and AFE generation.

Julia Lemaster

Julia R. Lemaster

Wyoming Professional Geologist #3894

Julia started her petroleum career in 2007 at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conversation Commission and has been consulting with GF&A since 2010. Her primary focus is on providing geologic analysis, support and coordination for regulatory processes including WOGCC hearings (spacing applications, injection/disposal applications and aquifer exemptions (Class II)) and WY DEQ UIC applications (Class I) and both exploratory and secondary recovery units. She also oversees and provides assistance for prospect generation and sales, well planning and drilling, and evaluations of conventional, unconventional, and estate minerals.

Anne Marquard

Anne E. Marquard

Geologist, B.Sc.
Wyoming Geologist in Training

Anne obtained a B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1986. She also obtained an Assoicates of Business in accounting in 2001 from Casper College. Anne worked as a full charge bookkeeper for a local ranch operation. Anne's intense interest for earth processes brought her back to school to focus on Geology in 2011. In 2013, she joined GF&A as a Geologic Technician. She has since completed an Associates of Science in Geology from Casper College, passed her Fundementals in Geology test and is now a Geologist.

Anne contributes a great deal to our team through a variety of work, which includes the creation of Petra projects, the initiation of cross-sections, structural and stratigraphic mapping, log calibration and digitization, well file research at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and data integrity checks.

Xuebing Fu

Xuebing Fu

Petroleum Engineer, Ph.D.
Wyoming Licensed/Certified Petroleum Engineer #16689

Xuebing received her Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M university in 2012. Prior to this degree she graduated with a M.Sc degree in chemistry and dual B.Sc. Degree in Chemisty and Chemical Engineering. After graduating, She worked for BP America as a reservoir engineer in Heavy Oil and deep-water Gulf of Mexico teams, and then as an Associate Lecturer for the University of Wyoming in Petroleum Engineering.

Xuebing started working for GFA in 2018. Her expertise include Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). She uses classical methods (analytical calculations, Material Balance, Decline Curve Analysis, pressure transient analysis) and Simulation tools (PVT modeling, reservoir simulation software, production forecast tools) to study reservoir and production problems in both oil and gas reservoirs. She also specializes in chemical EOR, gas EOR and thermal EOR methods, including mechanism studies, performance characterization and innovative process design. Her recent innovations include promotion of Single-Well Inter-Fracture gas Flooding (SWIFF) for shale oil EOR, and proposal of acid flooding in sandstone reservoirs.

At present, Xuebing’s responsibilities include Engineering support to our clients’ exploration and development projects and professional testimony at WOGCC.

Jason Whitmire

W. Jason Whitmire

Geological Technician, B.Sc.
Wyoming Geologist in Training

When Jason graduated high school, he went straight to Casper College and got an associate degree in business administration. He worked for Wyoming Beverage for four years and decided he wanted something new and more challenging and went back to college for geology. In December of 2015 Jason graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.Sc. in Geology. Jason started working for GF&A as a Geological Technician in February of 2018.

Nicole Coleman

Nicole Coleman

ArcGIS Manager

Nicole has served at GFA since May of 2018 as the ArcGIS Manager. She graduated from Casper College May 2018 with Associates Degrees in Geographical Information Systems, Geology, and in 2017 she earned an associate’s degree in Environmental Science, as well as a certificate in Geographical Information Systems. Nicole is a result focused GIS Specialist with a background in Geology and Environmental Science. Nicole has extensive mapping experience, map production using spatial orientation procedures, collection of GPS data, project management, mapping identified geological features, and the formations of Wyoming. Nicole is proficient in the production of Highly complex structural and stratigraphic maps, including the use of aerial imagery collected from drone flights, state databases and digitizing hand maps. She has an excellent ability to collect and interpret geospatial data, managing, analyzing, modeling, and presenting geographic or spatial data. Nicole is skillful with statistical analysis, data interpolation, analyzing the spatial and non-spatial information, geological land surveying and the collection of aerial imagery with drones. Nicole also possesses a UAS part 107 Certification (Drone Pilot) thru the FAA for Unmanned Aircraft Drone flights. Nicole continues to advance with the ever evolving Geospatial Technologies here at Goolsby, Finley and Associates.

Shane Singleton

Shane Singleton

Chief Technology Officer

Shane brings 13 years of multi-platform relational database expertise to GFA and nearly two decades worth of enterprise level technology experience to GFA. Prior to joining GFA, Shane served K-12 education in Casper with a dedicated focus on information security, data integration, process design, project managment and implementation, and data analysis.

Shane joined GFA in 2018 and focuses on systems management, software refactoring, and database management in order to enable the rest of the GFA team to perform at their very best. Shane's also provides services to clients seeking assistance or planning for their own systems with an emphasis on SQL Server and data integration.

valine winn

Valine Winn

Office Manager, Accounts Payable and Receivable

Valine joined GF&A in 2001, performing data entry. She was promoted to Office Manager in 2008. Valine now supports and facilitates the smooth running of our office. Valine maintains the office's efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, controls the accounts payable and receivable, and equipment procurement. She also assists in calibration of logs, as well as data procurement. She is our Safety Coordinator responsible for our safety program that is utilized to train both our office staff and wellsite geologists.