Ladder Creek Plant


Jarrod Morrision


Jarrod Morrison joined Tumbleweed as controller in February 2020. Mr. Morrison brings a diverse midstream accounting background spanning 20 years. He served XTO Energy for 13 years in various roles in the company’s midstream operations division, including senior gas plant accountant and senior midstream operations analyst for XTO’s gas plants and pipeline assets in the Permian, Mid-Continent and Argentina. Most recently Mr. Morrison served as gas plant accounting manager for Stakeholder Midstream, working on contract negotiations, escalations and NGL markets, with full responsibility for revenue accounting related to gas, and implementation of process controls and volume reconciliations for the gathering system and gas plant.

Mr. Morrison earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from McMurry University.

Catherine E. Johnson

Director, Business Analysis

Catherine E. Johnson joined Tumbleweed Midstream in February 2020 and manages environmental compliance, regulatory reporting and producer/revenue accounting for the company.

Ms. Johnson, a second-generation oil and gas professional, most recently served Altus Midstream as HSE environmental manager, responsible for environmental programs for Altus’ West Texas operations, including federal Title V permits for large compressor stations and a cryogenic processing plant. Previously, Ms. Johnson served Apache Corporation, managing air permitting and compliance programs for Apache’s North American Unconventional Resources region upstream and midstream assets in the Delaware Basin. During her consulting career, Ms. Johnson has participated in a multitude of environmental compliance activities for multiple clients in both the upstream and midstream sectors.

Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Registered Environmental Manager.

Mark Germinario

Business Development & Geoscience

Mark Germinario brings 38 years of exploration and production experience to the Tumbleweed team. He combines his geologic experience in southeast Colorado with Tumbleweed’s vision to work closely with E&P and investment communities to expand local gas exploration activity. Working with existing producers, Mr. Germinario encourages further vision-based development of the area’s helium producing fields.

Prior to Tumbleweed, Mr. Germinario identified and developed oil and gas investments as Geoscience Manager with Beacon E&P, a small independent producer. He conducted geologic analysis for E&P operators in numerous plays across the Rockies, Texas and Oklahoma, drilling of over 500 vertical and horizontal wells throughout his career. Mr. Germinario has an extensive background in conventional and unconventional plays, and the development, acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets. Mr. Germinario’s career path includes Union Pacific Resources, Stroud Energy and EOG Resources.

While at Union Pacific Resources, Mr. Germinario’s geologic analysis in Cheyenne and Kiowa counties over seven years resulted in drilling over 150 wells targeting the Morrow Sandstone. Having found significant amounts of helium-rich gas, he was the geologic lead on the team that successfully recommended to UPR management the proposal that became the Ladder Creek Helium Plant and gathering system.

Mr. Germinario earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in geology from San Diego State University.