Our Team

  • CEO, President: Jody Patzer - With 26 years in the Alberta oil patch, Jody is the president and CEO of RigHands.com.  Having worked virtually every job in the oil patch, Jody is focused on providing the vision and direction of RigHands.com

  • Internet Strategists / IT Development : Brian Whitney - With 27 years in the IT industry focusing on blue collar industries, Brian works closely with the developers to produce what you see today at RigHands.com

  • Executive Director: Wes Verbonac - Having 22 years experience from roughneck to tool push, Wes provides valuable insight into requirements and functionality for this website.

  • Executive Director: Marley Vewchar Started working the rigs at the age of 18. Now with 19 years experience, Marley assists on the functionality and development of Righands.com.

  • Marketing Director: John Pendleton - John came to RigHands.com in August of 2012, bringing with him 13 years in Marketing and Advertising and another 18 years in web development and design.

  • Social Media Director: Barry Tubwell - With 9 years experience in Internet Marketing and Social Media, Barry is one of the leaders in his field of expertise.

  • Authors: Credited with keeping on top of our news section are the following:

    • John Pendleton - Journalist

    • Jasmine Franklin - Journalist

    • Byron de la Fuente - Oil and Gas Writer

    • Gypsy Lyn - Oil and Gas Writer

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