375 Southpointe Boulevard, Suite 430

Canonsburg PA 15317 US

About Us

Muddy Creek Energy focuses on Appalachian Basin shale oil and natural gas and seeks to leverage the experience and local access of its founders who have called Appalachia home their entire lives.

Jim Crockard

  • Co-founder and CEO of LOLA Energy where he built a 17,500 acre core position and returned a 2x ROI in 2 years
  • 14-year tenure at EQT included positions of Senior VP of EQT Production and Corporate Treasurer among others
  • Licensed CPA and attorney in PA with 6 years at Ernst & Young; WVU JD; Waynesburg University BS/BA


Evan Gelacek

  • Co-founder of Clear Cut Energy where he advised over approximately 3,000 acres of core deals in short time frame
  • 6 years as GC of Firefly Value Partners where he was integral to raise/investment of $100+MM Appalachia fund
  • Licensed attorney with 3 years at Buchanan, Ingersoll, Rooney; University of Pittsburgh JD; Carnegie Mellon BS


AJ Straub

  • Co-founder of Clear Cut Energy where he built the models that informed decision making on deals and advisory
  • 11-year tenure at Keystone Powdered Metal Company in PA where he held various Director and Manager positions
  • Carnegie Mellon BS in engineering and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business MBA

Dave Bradley

  • Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of LOLA Energy where he oversaw gathering and commercial functions
  • 14-year tenure at EQT included positions of Senior VP for both EQT Midstream and Commercial among others
  • Licensed CPA with 7 years at Arthur Andersen and KPMG; Indiana University of Pennsylvania BS



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