Our People



Steve Pinkston is a founder and the President of Brookston Energy.  With over thirty years of experience in the industry, Steve has a rich heritage as a fourth-generation oil and gas landman and investor. He began his career with Hunt Oil Company where he became the District Landman for East Texas. In his prior roles, Steve performed all aspects of land duties from acquisition to exploration for numerous independent oil and gas companies. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen. He was certified as a Profession Petroleum Landman in 1991. Steve graduated University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management.




Kelly Holbrook is a founder and the CFO and COO of Brookston Energy. Prior to founding Brookston, he spent fourteen years with Vernon E. Faulconer, Inc. developing a unique understanding of the upstream producer operating model, A&D valuation, cutting LOE, controlling overhead and identifying opportunities to maximize profit through standardization, synergy and efficiency. Prior to entering the oil and gas arena, he was with Ernst & Young LLP for nine years and co-founder of Empriva, a cloud-based software startup for the consumer packaged goods industry. He is a CPA, certified in the state of Texas and an alumnus of Texas Christian University with a BBA in Accounting (1990).


Our Team


The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
- Vince Lombardi