Kristi Birdsall joined United Energy Corporation in May of 2005 as the Director of Risk Management, and was later promoted to Chief Risk Officer. She started her career in the natural gas business in 1993. Her previous employers include Western Gas Resources, e prime, and Kerr McGee, where she held a variety of positions in accounting, gas scheduling, gas control, marketing, and risk. Seven of those years were spent trading natural gas, mainly in the West Texas area, giving her insight into her current responsibility of monitoring traders and risk. A native of Colorado, Ms. Birdsall graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado-Denver. She received her Colorado Certified Public Accountant license in 1999, and continues to keep that license current. She is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs as well as the American Institute of Public Accountants.