Mr. Watson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Sterling Energy. Mr. Watson was previously the President and CEO of SourceGas, a natural gas distribution and midstream energy company with pipeline transportation, gas processing, gas storage, and gas distribution and marketing operations in CO, WY, NE, and AR. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Watson served as President of Kinder Morgan Retail, a Division of Kinder Morgan Inc., where he was responsible for gas distribution, midstream and marketing businesses. Prior to Kinder Morgan, Mr. Watson served in various management, marketing, business, and engineering positions with KN Energy and Amoco Production Company. Mr. Watson holds B.S. degrees in Geological Engineering and Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and completed his Mining Engineering coursework at the Colorado School of Mines.