K. Earl Reynolds

President & CEO

Earl joined the Bonavista team in July 2021 as President & Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for our strategic vision and overall management.   Earl has over 37 years of industry experience with exploration and production companies, including over 25 years in senior management positions.  Earl was most recently the CEO of Chaparral Energy in Oklahoma. 

Earl graduated in 1993 from the University of Houston with a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and graduated in 1982 from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Rochelle L. Estep

Vice President, Strategy and Planning

After four years of reservoir and completions experience at a large integrated producer, Rochelle joined Bonavista as a Development Engineer in 2006 and was integral in the development of our Hoadley Glauconite play. In 2014, she was promoted to Manager, Development Engineering and in 2017 she was promoted to Director, Business and Commercial Development. In May 2018, Rochelle was promoted to her current position of Vice President, Strategy and Planning where she plays an instrumental role in the design and execution of our long-term strategy and planning initiatives.

Rochelle graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Great Distinction) and holds an MBA degree from the University of Calgary. Rochelle is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Colin J. Ranger

Vice President, Operations

Colin joined the Bonavista team in September 2005 as Environmental Coordinator, and was promoted to Production Engineer in November 2007. In January 2011, Colin was promoted to Manager, Production Engineering and in October 2014, Colin was promoted to Vice President, Production. In May 2018, Colin assumed his current position of Vice President, Operations. His responsibilities include overseeing our field operations team as well as our drilling, completions and facility operations. Colin also leads our health, safety and environmental initiatives. Colin has over 18 years of industry experience in several fields.

Colin graduated from the University of Alberta in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences.


Lynda J. Robinson

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Lynda returned to Bonavista in January 2006 as Vice President, Human Resources & Administration. She originally joined Bonavista as Supervisor, Corporate Services in 2002 and left in 2005 to join an intermediate energy trust as Manager, Corporate Services. Lynda is responsible for human resources policies and best practices as well as overseeing corporate administration. Lynda has over 21 years of industry experience in various positions of increasing responsibility, with a focus on human resources development.

Lynda graduated from Bath Technical College, England with a Diploma in Business Administration.

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