About Us


Lee Caple draws from four decades of experience in the management of corporate and personal oil and gas interests in order to provide outstanding service and results for our clients. His experience includes mineral marketing, mineral appraisals, lease acquisitions, lease marketing on behalf of our clients, advisory and support related mineral management services, exploration, and large production sales. Having worked extensively in the non-profit world, Lee provides distinctively wholistic counsel to our clients, focusing upon our client’s personal and financial goals with consideration given to their risk tolerance and financial obligations.

Lee Caple


Derek engages his positive nature, love of people, reputation for honesty, and a unique and entrepreneurial ability to find strategic solutions to expand and enhance the services of Caple Royalty Services. Derek strives to create long-term value for our organization through client servicing, mass and private mineral marketing and developing strategic industry relationships. Derek’s 12 years of experience in mineral/lease acquisitions & divestitures, paired with his previous career in sales and business development, gives him a broad base to draw from, which serves CRS clients well.

Derek Pugh

Senior Landman

As Director of Marketing & Business Development, Troy combines a reputation of integrity, an enjoyment of people and his ability to develop strategic solutions to expand the services of Caple Royalty Services. After a 25-year career in various Fortune 500 corporate roles, from down-stream marketing, chemicals, equipment, operations and sales, Troy manages CRS marketing and corporate initiatives. Ensuring CRS company values, goals and client relationships are always top-of-mind, Troy prides himself in fostering a winning solution for clients and partners alike.

Troy Brock

Director of Business Development

Amanda came by her love of the oilfield honestly. Growing up ‘helping’ in her father’s East Texas Law Firm, Coghlan, Crowson, Robertson, & Ylitalo (now Coghlan Crowson), Amanda heard, firsthand, the behind-the-scenes on oil & gas transactions and disputes of all sorts. After graduating Cum Laude from Texas A&M with a BA and Cum Laude from SMU Dedman School of Law with a J.D., Amanda has continued her growth in the oil and gas industry by working in-house Land and Compliance, General Counsel, and as a consultant for operators, non-op investors, service companies, and mineral owners in multiple states. She is licensed to practice in both Louisiana and Texas in law and has successfully tested nationally and in multiple states in commercial construction. Additionally, she finds the time to teach the occasional class on Oil and Gas Law for the UNT Law School or LSAT, 1st year law school survival, or Bar prep sessions for law students. She is known in the Dallas community for her volunteerism, having served for over a decade on the Board of the Legal Hospice of Texas, a non-profit law firm and providing pro-bono assistance to local churches and non-profits on management of their minerals. She shares Lee Caple’s passion for providing excellent service and advice to mineral owners.

Amanda Ylitalo


Keri has been a part of the oil and gas industry since she was very young. Her mother is a Certified Professional Landman and Keri proudly carries on her mother’s passion for the oil and gas industry. Keri brings 20 years of oil and gas knowledge and experience to Caple Royalty Services. Keri has experience in managing client’s mineral and royalty assets as well as buying and selling minerals and her expertise includes determining ownership in minerals through the research of public and private records; reviewing title, and business agreements. She gained much of her experience serving as Sr. Minerals Asset Manager and Vice President for the Northern Trust Company in Addison, Texas for 8 years. She also has experience as an In-House Landman and as a licensed right-of-way agent in Texas.

She earned her BBA from the University of North Texas and a MA from Texas Tech University and holds a certificate as a Certified Professional Landman. She is actively involved in the American Association of Professional Landmen where she serves as a Certification Committee Member. She is also involved with the Young Professionals in Energy, and served as 2nd Vice President on the Board of the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen for the past 6 years.

Keri has two girls; Keeli 13 and Kanie 7. She is an avid runner and enjoys golfing, hunting, cooking, and watching Texas Tech Football. She is actively involved with her daughter’s sports teams and has a passion for volunteering in her community.

Keri Sweet

Minerals Manager

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(469) 630-1011