Mr. Schmidt is President, CEO and a founder of Tamarack, and is a professional engineer with over 39 years of oil and gas experience. With $2.5 million of seed equity raised from friends and family, Tamarack has grown steadily to become an intermediate producer. Prior to Tamarack, Mr. Schmidt was the President of Apache Canada for three years of his seven-year tenure, growing the company from 17,000 boe/d to over 120,000 boe/d. His career began at Shell Canada, where he spent 19 years prior to joining Apache. Mr. Schmidt is an honorary chief of the Blood Tribe in Southern Alberta, and is the Industry Advisor on the Indian Oil and Gas Canada / Indian Resource Council Co-management Board. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, where he is also the Chair of the Indigenous Engagement Priority Steering Group. He is passionate about volunteering for organizations that strive for the betterment of the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Schmidt grew up on a ranch in the Waterton area and currently ranches southwest of Calgary in Turner Valley. His love of the land and ranching lifestyle has helped guide Tamarack to become a leader in Environmental & Community Corporate Social Responsibility.