Tower Rock’s methods and approach explained in-depth.
Meet some of our team members eager to help you.
Collectively, our team has over 70 years of experience in the oil and gas minerals and royalties space. Please click on a team member below to learn more about us.

Oscar Torres


Oscar has been in the business of buying and selling minerals since 1999, including 4,000+ transactions totaling over $120MM. He was instrumental in leading his previous organization to success and building a $150MM+ mineral and royalty portfolio. His background and experience is in all facets of the mineral and royalty acquisition process including direct-mail marketing, property valuation, and negotiations. Oscar has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He loves spending time with his family and is passionate about his work as a board member of the HeartGift Foundation, which provides life-saving surgery and medical services for children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) living in countries where specialized medical treatment is scarce or nonexistent.

Tim Holland


Tim brings 23 years of expertise managing large technology programs and streamlining operations for clients in the Energy and Financial Service markets. Prior to Tower Rock Oil & Gas, Tim was a Senior Manager for Accenture, the world’s largest information technology consulting firm. He has built out a scalable infrastructure for Tower Rock Oil & Gas, leveraging his experience with cloud platforms, custom development, data (conversions, ETL, data visualization, etc.), and process automation. Tim is passionate about taking advantage of the latest technology and streamlining processes to make operations easier, faster, cheaper, and better. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jake Dobkins

Director of Acquisitions and Divestment

A midwestern kid by heart, born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Jake’s oil and gas career began when he attended The University of Tulsa and earned his Energy Management Degree while playing soccer. Jake’s first job was with Chevron where he gained valuable Operator experience and focused on core drilling and development in some of the country’s most challenging fields. After identifying opportunities for improvement in both the land and acquisition space, Jake moved to Austin, TX and has been focused on helping land owners understand their assets and technologically advancing the minerals sector to provide transparency in the selling process. With the approach of honesty and data first, Jake has helped over 430 mineral owners obtain over $115MM in value for their assets. If you are ever in Austin, chances are you can find Jake at one of the many swimming holes around the city, or at the closest establishment that serves a Ranch Water.

Kim McGrath

Director of Land

Kim was born into the Oil Industry and lived abroad growing up, thanks to her Geophysicist father. She has a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, with a focus on conservation and biodiversity, and a Minor in Anthropology from Texas A&M University, where she was on the NCAA Sailing Team. Before working at Tower Rock, Kim had experience with Private Equity backed, Mid-Sized and Major Exploration & Production Oil Companies. 15 years’ experience as a Landman has made her a jack-of-all trades, however she is passionate about title research, problem-solving and building trusting mutual relationships with Landowners. When she’s not working, Kim loves to cook new recipes and travel with her family.

Autumn Henderson

Asset Manager

Originally from Oklahoma, Autumn began her career as a Land Admin while studying music at the University of Central Oklahoma. After moving to Austin in 2010 to work as a Land Analyst at Brigham Exploration, Autumn completed her Bachelor of Business and Administration at LeTourneau University. With 15 years of experience in oil and gas land management, including interpretation and negotiation of operational documents, her expertise extends to analysis of division orders and royalty income payment statements. As the Asset Manager at Tower Rock, her core responsibilities include ensuring asset inventory is updated and maintained accurately and efficiently.

Katelyn McKinney


Katelyn started her career at KPMG, where she audited oil and gas sector clients like Natural Gas Partners. She then became the controller at Cypress Real Estate Advisors, focusing on real estate private equity. Katelyn holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in professional accounting. She's a certified CPA in Texas and affiliated with The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.