Management Team

David M. Spyker, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, was appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2020. Mr. Spyker formerly held the roles of Chief Operating Office since March 2019 and Vice President, Production since joining Rife Resources Ltd. in November 2016. Prior to, Mr. Spyker held various roles at Anderson Exploration Ltd., Anderson Energy Ltd., and Anderson Energy Inc. with the past eight years in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Spyker holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

David W. Hendry, Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, joined Rife Resources Ltd. in December 2019. Mr. Hendry is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over twenty five years of finance experience. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. Hendry served as the Chief Financial Officer of Obsidian Energy Ltd. Prior to joining Obsidian in 2015, Mr. Hendry served as a finance Vice President at Talisman Energy Inc. At Talisman, he also worked overseas in the Norway and U.K. North Sea offices. Mr. Hendry started his career working nine years in public accounting, largely at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Hendry has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Lisa N. Farstad, Vice-President, Corporate Services, joined Rife Resources Ltd. in 2015 as Manager, Human Resources and Information Services.  Ms. Farstad was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Services in March 2020. Prior to joining Rife, Ms. Farstad spent fourteen years with Bonavista Energy Corporation in various human resources roles including Manager, Human Resources. Ms. Farstad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and a Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of Calgary.

Robert (Rob) A. King, Vice-President, Business Development, joined Rife Resources Ltd. in January 2020. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. King served as a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets.  He has over twenty years’ experience in investment banking where he has spent the entirety of his career progressing through roles of increasing accountability and responsibility. He possesses significant merger, acquisition and divestiture and capital markets experience with a focus on upstream oil and gas. Mr. King has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Robert (Bob) E. Lamond, Vice-President, Asset Development, joined Rife in September 2017. Prior to joining Rife Reources Ltd., Mr. Lamond held various geoscience and managerial roles at Murphy Oil, Shell Canada, and Imperial Oil, with the past three years in the role of General Manager, Geoscience at Murphy Oil. Mr. Lamond holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).