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Professional Summary

Proven track record; extensive and vast experience; efficient and detailed oriented; a skilled and trained professional Land and Right of Way Agent with six plus years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, working in multiple parishes in Louisiana and counties Illinois, Indiana, W. Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Established and organized field office operations in Illinois and Indiana, serving as the base for a 3 year 6 month assignment on the project totaling over 145,000 acres and over $65 million in lease purchases.

Provided direction, advice, guidance and support to a lease crew of more than 10 agents and administrative staff; trained new staff members and monitored work performance.

Enforced policies and procedures to maintain organization and enhanced time management within the office.

Core Qualifications
  • Lease development
  • Lease acquisitions & title
  • Title work with completed curative work
  • Due diligence
  • Right of Way Negotiation
  • Document examination
  • Proficient with word processing and excel spreadsheet and software capabilities
  • Secured deeds, easements, and assignments necessary for procuring land needed for construction projects.
  • Comprehensive Excel spreadsheet preparations
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meeting deadlines consistently
  • Ability to work in a team environment
Land and Right of Way Agent
August 2016 to November 2016
Holland Land Services Fort Worth, TX
Acquisitions & Divestitures, Abstractor, and DD Remote-Pecos and Ward County, Texas-30+Day Contract
  • Project Title brought forward
  • Referenced Title Opinions, indexed all owners of surface, O&G leases, mineral owners, royalty interest,overriding royalty interest
  • Used Courthouses, Title Plant, and www.countyrecords.com and  
  • www.TexasFile.com to complete online searches/indexing
  • Created and completed Field Title Packet inclusive of Cover Sheet, Runsheet, and Instruments copied
Land and Right of Way Agent
February 2010 to January 2016
Beta Land Services, LLC Lafayette, LA

Oil and Gas Lease Analyst, Lease Acquisition Agent, Lease Title, HBP Title, Curative, Due Diligence, ROW Agent, Abstractor-Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, W. Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas

  • Managed and proofread leases, contracts and payment obligations for Illinois and Indiana projects
  • Developed and maintained spreadsheets of leasing details including ownership, payment terms,obligation reports, expiration reports and lease renewal dates
  • Updates of various maps, using different legends to depict ownership within S-T-R and metes and bounds
  • Ensured timely lease renewals, updates and statuses
  • Executed check request, coded check stubs, collected invoices, prepared new leases and reviewed completed leases and contracts
  • Updated all relevant information into TotaLand Technologies
  • Maintained coordinated the transferring of land file to off-site storage
  • Comprehensive area check to determine available mineral acreage
  • Negotiated leases and other contracts with land/mineral owners-signed 65 landowners, 8,894 acres, $57,811
  • Negotiated and signed 954 feet as a Right of Way Agent
  • Provided title research, curative and abstracting to determine owners mineral interest

Surface/Mineral Abstracts, Area Checks, Due Diligence, Heir-ship Determination
HPS Oil & Gas Properties, Inc. Lafayette, LA
Business/Art Louisiana State University-39 semester hours Baton Rouge, LA, USA
American Association of Petroleum Landmen-Attended Due Diligence Seminar, March 7, 2014
American Association of Petroleum Landmen-Attended Applied Land Practices, August 4, 2014
Sandy Knowlls Metes and Bounds, TotaLand Technologies, PDF Converter Professional 8 (mapping), Microsoft Office Suite, Graphic Design, Google Earth Pro, Ancestry.com, Intelius.com, Independent web-based and traditional research.

TWIC Card-July 2015 to July 2020

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Professional Landmen, current active member

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Professional Summary

Vaughn Deen is a results driven, bottom-line-focused professional with expertise spanning the fields of energy, real estate, and education.


An independent self-starter, Vaughn has developed technological proficeincies in multiple document, spreadsheet, mapping, and visualization softwares. An accomplished sales professional with an outstanding track record in negotiations and client services, Vaughn's interpersonal communication is backed by deductive research and analysis of data to achieve desired outcomes.


A licensed real estate professional, certified teacher, and a recognized military veteran, Mr. Deen is attracted to business opportunities that expand his expertise, challenge his sensibilities and allow him to contribute to a successful team environment.

  • Active Indiana Real Estate Broker License
  • Expert closer
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Excellent judgment
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Productive Business Relationships
  • Client-oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Microsoft Office
Work History
Right of Way Agent Spring Creek Acquisition - Oklahoma 06/2014 - 06/2016

Independent firm contracted to engage right of way projects across the U.S.

      to execute:

  • Title Research   
  •  Negotiation with Landowners   
  • Execution & Filing of all Contractual Documents
  • Acquired permission and provided notices for other entities within the right of way.
  • ROE; Boring samples; Surveys; Bidding vendor access; Negotiated option agreements; easement; fee; consents; Damages settlements; ConstructionAcquired permission and provided notices for other entities within the right of way.

Transmission Acquisition Independent Contractor Responsible for all Right of Way Land Acquisition within Parcels spanning 3 Counties in the Northern Indiana:  Acquired Indiana Real Estate Broker License ID#SP0.

Right right 03/2013 - 09/2016
  • Transmission Acquisition Independent Contractor Responsible for all Right of Way Land Acquisition within Parcels spanning 3 Counties in the Northern Indiana Region: - Acquired Indiana Real Estate Broker License ID# SP0.
Title Agent/Abstractor BETA Land Services - Lafayette, Louisiana 07/2010 - 01/2013
  • Title Agent  
  • Title Research  
  • Pulling & Reviewing Title(Surface, 30 year, Patent, Leasehold)  
  • Create maps of Deed plots of land to be drilled   
  • Execution & Filing of all Contractual Documents  

Right of Way Agent Inkland LLC - Baton Rouge, Louisiana 06/2006 - 05/2010
  • Title Research
  • Direct Negotiation with Landowners
  • Execution and filing of all Contractual Documents
  • Final Right-of-Way Acquisition
Health and Physical Education Teacher Atlanta Public Schools 01/2000 - 05/2006
  • Certified Teacher in Health & Physical Education Instruction - Head Varsity Basketball Coach.
Specialist United States Army National Guard - New Orleans , Louisiana 08/1990 - 01/1996
  • Advanced Individual Training Certification - Expert Rank in Marksmanship.
Bachelor of Arts: Education/Business Dillard University - 1998
  • Coursework in Business and Marketing
  • Real Estate Analysis and Investment coursework
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Microsoft Office