Roger Parker, a native of Goldthwaite, Texas, was raised on a family ranch in the Texas Hill Country. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Economics and Minor in Finance.
Roger began his lending career working in the Texas Panhandle before returning home to the Hill Country in 2002. With over 22 years of experience in ranch and rural lending, Roger was heavily involved in opening and establishing three new lending offices in the Hill Country and South Texas. During this time, he managed a loan portfolio in excess of $100 million along with developing a strategic alliance with Cabela’s Trophy Properties as their preferred lender throughout the United States. Since that time, Roger has been involved in ranch acquisitions and refinances in excess of $6000 million in California, Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming. He has completed various land appraisal courses and obtained certifications providing him a solid background for understanding market values in Texas and throughout the Southwest. With Roger’s current loan portfolio of landowners and clients located in various areas of the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin, he has been able to gain valuable knowledge in understanding current and future royalty income along with discounted cash flows; mineral valuations; production reports; and determining the value of the surface when it conveys with or without minerals.
Roger is actively involved with the family ranches in Mills, Hamilton and Lampasas counties where he is involved in their farm to table beef business. Roger has served as an Affiliate Director for the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers, is a current Director of the Texas Wildlife Association, and served on the finance committee at their NEBC. Roger has been married to Misty for 16 years and is the proud father of three children, daughter Dylann, and sons Liam and Pierce.