Meet the Team

Crown’s Professional Team

Our team proudly consists of professional staff members, including a dedicated CPA,  a certified Human Resource Manager, an experienced Operations Director, and integral support personnel. Crown has 25+ years in the Oil and Gas business and more than 2/3 of our employees have worked with us for 18+ years. Their loyalty and dedication make working with Crown Exploration a pleasure for its Venturers. In the field, our geologist, landmen, consulting engineers, and drilling contractors all reflect the integrity and ideals important to our combined success.  

  • PRESIDENT

    Shawn M. Grisham

    Shawn M. Grisham is President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crown OnShore Exploration, Inc., the general partner of Crown Exploration II, Ltd. Mr. Grisham grew up in the oil business and is a founder of Crown. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1988 where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Mr. Grisham has received his Series 7, 63, and 39 licenses from FINRA. His vision and drive continue to carry Crown forward.

  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Shane B. Shanafelt

    Shane B. Shanafelt is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Crown Onshore Exploration, Inc., the general partner of Crown Exploration II, Ltd. Mr. Shanafelt is a founder of Crown and also grew up in a family engaged in the well servicing business. Mr. Shanafelt attended Texas Tech University, majoring in business. He has received his Series 22 and 63 licenses from FINRA. His experience in the field bridges the gap between Crown’s office and our numerous well sites.

  • CORPORATE SECRETARY

    Danice D. Grisham

    Danice D. Grisham is Corporate Secretary and a Director of Crown Onshore Exploration, Inc., the general partner of Crown Exploration II, Ltd. Mrs. Grisham is also a founder of Crown. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and took postgraduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Like Mr. Grisham and Mr. Shanafelt, she grew up in a family involved in the oil business. Today, her meticulous leadership shapes the everyday internal operations of Crown.

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