Management Team

Casey Patterson – CEO/President


Casey is the founding partner of Terrace Energy, LLC who formed the company in late 2010 to compete in active resource plays across the Appalachian and East Texas Basins. In response to changing market conditions, Casey successfully evolved the company strategy from a leasing and drilling company to an efficient acquisition and operations company. The renewed focus is on acquiring, operating and developing new reserves on mature properties using innovative techniques from within operational cashflow.
In addition to Terrace, Casey co-founded a new technology company, SmartLift Solutions, LLC. Using a cloud-based proprietary process and business intelligence platform, SmartLift creates and preserves value on mature assets.
Prior to Terrace, Casey worked for XTO Energy for nearly ten years and left as the Geologic Manager of Appalachia. He received a Master’s in Geology in 2003 from Texas Christian University.

Sarah Topham – Controller


Sarah currently serves as the Controller for Terrace Energy, LLC. She has over ten years of energy industry experience. As Controller, Sarah is responsible for all the Company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury, and risk management. Prior to joining Terrace in September 2015, Sarah was a Banker Associate for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where she spent over two years providing investing, banking, lending and wealth management services to high-net worth individuals. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Sarah was an audit manager with Ernst & Young, LLP. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration summa cum laude in Accounting from the University of Arkansas and a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Arkansas. Sarah is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas and a member of the Fort Worth chapter of Financial Executives International.
In addition to serving as the Controller of Terrace, Sarah also serves as the CFO for SmartLift Solutions.

Daniel Sevier – Manager of Business Development


Daniel currently serves as the Manager of Business Development for Terrace Energy, LLC. Daniel has more than 17 years of oil and gas industry experience as a geoscientist and a business development professional. Prior to joining Terrace, he served as the Exploration and Business Development Manager for Camterra Resources.
At Camterra, Daniel located, evaluated and recommended opportunities for potential investment. Prior to Camterra, Daniel was a geoscientist with Anderson Oil and Gas in Shreveport where he generated exploratory and development drilling prospects, evaluated hundreds of industry projects for potential investment and cultivated business relationships across various basins of the United States. Daniel began his career with the Bass family of Fort Worth where he was a geoscientist working coastal Texas, Louisiana, and the Ark-La-Tex. Daniel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Louisiana State University and a Master’s in Geology from Texas Christian University. Daniel is involved in many industry organizations and serves on the board of several of them.