Senior Management


Chris Humber, Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Mr. Humber joined Bonanza Creek in January 2012. Prior to joining Bonanza Creek, Mr. Humber was a partner with Kendall, Koenig, and Oelsner PC and served as our outside counsel since May 2006. While in private practice, Mr. Humber represented public and private companies and investors in a broad range of corporate and securities matters including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, tender offers, and equity and debt financing. In addition to advising both public and private companies on general corporate matters, Mr. Humber has extensive experience counseling public companies with respect to their reporting obligations under the federal securities laws and stock exchange rules.

Mr. Humber’s previous experience includes corporate and securities law at Arnold & Porter and Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). Mr. Humber graduated with high honors from Emory University School of Law. Chris also holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lynn Boone, Senior Vice President, Reservoir Engineering

Ms. Boone joined Bonanza Creek in August 2012. She directs the company's reservoir engineering, reserves estimation, SEC reporting, and engineering planning. Ms. Boone began her career at Unocal and has worked in lead engineering and reservoir engineering roles with the U.S. Geological Survey, HS Resources, and Cody Energy. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President – Planning and Reserves at Bill Barrett Corporation from 2003 to 2012. Ms. Boone holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Wade Jaques, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Jaques joined Bonanza Creek in 2010 as its Controller, and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in September 2011. At various times since 2010, Mr. Jaques served as Bonanza Creek’s Principal Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Bonanza Creek, Mr. Jaques was the Controller and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Ellora Energy Inc., a Colorado based independent oil and gas company, from October 2005 until shortly after its merger with Exxon Mobil Corporation in August 2010. Prior to that time, Mr. Jaques was an Audit Manager in Deloitte & Touche’s Denver office, serving oil and gas clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accountancy from Utah State University and is a certified public accountant in Texas and Colorado.

Ryan Zorn, Vice President, Finance & Treasurer

Mr. Zorn joined Bonanza Creek in October 2012 as its Vice President of Finance, and was appointed as its Treasurer in 2014. He is responsible for directing the company’s corporate finance, capital markets, risk management, and investor relations strategies. From 2010 until 2012, Mr. Zorn was a portfolio manager at Bijou Capital Management, an energy sector investment fund which he founded. From 2005 until 2010, Mr. Zorn was a director and portfolio manager with Saracen Energy Advisors, a multi-strategy energy sector hedge fund in Houston and Denver. Prior to Saracen, Mr. Zorn was Vice President of Exploration & Production Equity Research for Simmons & Company International in Houston, and held various equity research and investment banking positions for Goldman Sachs & Company in New York and Nesbitt Burns Securities Inc. in Houston. Mr. Zorn graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and competed substantial course work in Petroleum Engineering.