Vendera Resources and its family of oil and gas partnerships focus on acquiring and managing non-operated working interest, royalty and overriding royalty properties.

Vendera has successfully grown its asset base to interests in roughly 3,000 wells in eight states and 95 counties. Our success is largely due to our ability to move quickly when we see a unique acquisition opportunity, reliance upon our own internal engineering, thorough financial analysis, and non-marketed deal flow.


To utilize in-house engineering and financial analysis to individually evaluate and acquire producing oil and gas properties. Vendera primarily acquires producing properties with upside potential via additional drilling or operational enhancements. We utilize our extensive industry network to seek acquisitions in areas where we have a higher degree of confidence.

We are a yield driven partnership, wherein we strive to maximize cash flow distributions to our partners. We are privately funded and have the autonomy to transact at our own discretion, which has allowed us to build our reputation as a reliable acquirer of properties.



With a team that has over 101 years of collective experience, we are able to utilize our complimentary skill sets to source, close and manage oil and gas properties. The principals backgrounds encompass oil and gas transactional experience along with reservoir and acquisitions engineering. The team’s skill set includes engineering technicians, land, legal, accounting and administrative support.

Our growth and success could not have been achieved without the full support and dedication of our investment professionals.

Wood Brookshire – Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to founding Vendera Resources, Mr. Brookshire was an oil gas investment banker with Energy Spectrum Advisors Inc. Over the course of his investment banking career, Mr. Brookshire has been responsible for supporting corporate finance transactions including private placements of debt and equity, buy-side and sell-side M&A assignments, valuation summations and divestiture assignments. Before becoming a professional at Energy Spectrum, Mr. Brookshire worked for Alpine Gas Partners, LLC as an associate.

Mr. Brookshire earned his B.B.A in Finance from Southern Methodist University with a minor in geology and his Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. He currently serves on the board of Goodwill Dallas, the 21st Century Board at Southern Methodist University and the Park Cities Quail Coalition.

Collin S. Lensing – Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer

Before joining Vendera, Mr. Lensing practiced oil and gas law representing both private and public oil and gas companies. Mr. Lensing worked on all types of oil and gas transactions, capital raises and fund projects, and has prepared over 3,000 title opinions, totaling over one billion dollars in transactional work.

Mr. Lensing attended New York University for his undergraduate degree and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law for his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Lensing holds bar licenses in Texas and Ohio, and is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He serves on the Board of the Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section and is an Adjunct Professor at SMU having taught Energy and Environmental Law at the Business School.

Michael A. Nymeyer – Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Nymeyer oversees the financial accounting and tax reporting processes, manages the day-to-day investor relations function, and assists the compliance group. Previously, Mr. Nymeyer worked at Standish Management, LLC as a manager overseeing the fund administration of a variety of closed-ended private investment partnerships within the energy, real estate, and venture capital industries. Prior to Standish, Mr. Nymeyer worked at KPMG LLP as a senior audit manager overseeing the audits of clients within the energy and alternative investment industries. Mr. Nymeyer started his career as an auditor with Rothstein Kass PLLC, which was acquired by KPMG. Mr. Nymeyer received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting (Cum Laude) from Baylor University – Hankamer School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kyla E. Rayeski – Vice President of Engineering – Acquisitions & Divestitures

Ms. Rayeski serves as the Vice President of Engineering – Acquisitions and Divestitures for Vendera, where she leads the A&D underwriting efforts. She manages and interprets the data for every deal Vendera reviews. Prior to joining Vendera, Ms. Rayeski was an Acquisitions Engineer at Breitburn Energy Partners in Houston. Over her career she has evaluated over 2,000 deals and assisted on nearly 50 successful transactions for a total value of over $5 B. Ms. Rayeski graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

David R. Swain – Vice President of Engineering – Asset Management

Before joining the Vendera team, Mr. Swain spent seven years with Chevron, where he focused on production and reservoir engineering. He began his Chevron tenure in Houston working the Rockies region, then was assigned to the Midland Texas office, where he led and managed an infill drilling campaign for Chevron’s legacy waterflood project. Most recently, Mr. Swain was integrally involved with Chevron’s $4 billion per year drilling project in the Permian unconventional development region. Mr. Swain received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, and graduated with Honors, Tau Beta Pi.