Britton joined Desert Peak in December 2018 following a twelve-year career in land management as part of teams covering the Bakken, Delaware Basin, Powder River Basin and several other basins throughout the United States. Previously, Mr. James was a Managing Partner, Vice President-Land and member of the Board of Directors for Clear Creek E&P, LLC until its sale in February 2018. Mr. James was also Land Manager for Arris Petroleum until its sale to PDC Energy in December 2016. He also held roles as Senior Landman for American Eagle Energy and Whiting Petroleum Corporation. During his career, Mr. James advised on acquisitions/divestitures, grassroots leasing, managing drilling programs and all other facets of land management. In addition to his career in oil and gas, Mr. James served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Colorado Army National Guard for six years. Mr. James holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Montana.