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Senior Management

STEPHEN G. BARKER, President, CEO, and General Counsel

Mr. Barker has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Kentucky River Properties LLC since 2010, and serves as the Vice President and General Counsel for Liberty Land, LLC, Freedom Energy, LLC, Timberlands, LLC and KRCC Oil and Gas, LLC.  Mr. Barker joined Kentucky River Coal Corporation in 1986 and served as a staff attorney and Assistant General counsel until 2010. Mr. Barker has a B.S Degree in Forestry from the University of Kentucky and a J.D. Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Mr. Barker is an officer and member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Coal Lessors in Washington, DC, and is a member of the American Bar Association and Kentucky Bar Association. Mr. Barker is also a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

CARROLL R. CROUCH, Secretary and Treasurer

Mr. Crouch has served as Secretary and Treasurer of Kentucky River Properties LLC since 2002, and serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for Liberty Land, LLC, Freedom Energy, LLC, Timberlands, LLC and KRCC Oil and Gas, LLC.  Mr. Crouch joined Kentucky River Coal Corporation (KRCC) in 1985 and served as Assistant Treasurer until 1998.  Mr. Crouch has a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.  For KRCC he served as Treasurer from 1999 and as Secretary since 1996 through December 2015 when KRCC was dissolved.  Prior to joining KRCC in 1985, Mr. Crouch worked as a certified public accountant from 1977 to 1985. 

CHUCK MULLINS, PE, LS, Chief Engineer

Mr. Mullins has served as Chief Engineer of Kentucky River Properties since 2015 and serves as the Chief Engineer for Liberty Land, LLC, Freedom Energy, LLC, Timberlands, LLC and KRCC Oil and Gas, LLC.  Mr. Mullins previously served KRP as Assistant Chief Engineer since 2002.  Prior to this, Mr. Mullins held several positions with Kentucky River Coal Corporation, including Project Engineer, IT Manager, and Land Surveying Crew Chief.  Prior to joining KRCC, Mr. Mullins was a student at the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

SANDRA L. DUNCAN, Assistant Treasurer

Ms. Duncan has served as Assistant Treasurer of KRP since 2002 and serves as the Assistant Treasurer for Liberty Land, LLC, Freedom Energy, LLC, Timberlands, LLC and KRCC Oil and Gas, LLC.  Ms. Duncan previously served KRCC as Assistant Treasurer since 2001.  Prior to joining KRCC in 1999, Ms. Duncan work as a certified public accountant in the construction equipment and coal reclamation insurance industries as well as in public accounting.