Mr. South is the founder of Alaska Packaging, Inc. (API), the largest supplier of packaging materials to the oil and seafood industries in the state of Alaska. API Specializes in fields such as Perishable Packaging, Industrial Packaging and Fulfillment Packaging.
He is also co-founder and managing partner of Alaska Packaging Lumber, LLC (APL), a joint venture with an Idaho based strategic co-investor with several manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada. API and APL operate throughout Alaska and Washington, with facilities in Anchorage, Fairbanks, The Port of Tacoma and Burlington.
Mr. Pfoff is chairman of the Aurora Companies and has over thirty years of experience in oil & gas exploration/production and associated commercial activities. His first seventeen years were spent with a major, fully integrated oil and gas company (Marathon Oil) in the areas of natural gas marketing, business administration, and petroleum accounting. Most of Mr. Pfoff’s focus during his tenure with Marathon Oil was in the Cook Inlet of Alaska; additionally, Mr. Pfoff was involved in Marathon’s Michigan operations.
Pfoff left Marathon Oil in 1994 to found what would become the Aurora
Companies. As cofounder and president of Aurora Power Resources, Inc.,
he managed all aspects of startup and operation of a company recognized
three times as one of the fastest growing privately held companies
based in Houston, Texas. Annual sales growth from $740K in 1994 to $50+
million in 2005. Aurora Power markets natural gas, owns/operates a
drilling rig company (Aurora Well Service, LLC), and owns/operates a
remote man camp facility (Shirleyville Enterprises, LLC) serving the
Cook Inlet oil patch. Aurora Power owns Aurora Exploration, LLC which
is currently raising capital and plans to drill 4 exploration wells in
the Cook Inlet during the next two years.
As cofounder and president of Aurora Gas, LLC in 2002, Mr. Pfoff utilized personal resources and a subsequently negotiated private equity placement (> $50 million) to build the company into the first independent producer with operations in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The company operates five onshore natural gas fields and manages approximately 70,000 acres of leased and fee ownership lands.
Aurora Power partnered with Howell Oil & Gas (Marshall, Texas) in 2013 by forming S2 Energy Partners, LLC and drilling two wells in East Texas and two wells in Colorado’s DJ basin in the last twelve months. S2 Energy is pursuing other projects in those areas and other basins.
Mr. Pfoff has numerous contacts and business relationships in the Oil & Gas business fostered over his thirty-five-year career; he has been a member of the Houston Energy Association and the Michigan Oil & Gas Association.
More recently, Mr. Pfoff has been a cofounder, executive management and/or investor in numerous highly successful real estate ventures in partnership with The TGC Companies., including the 5-acre Honey Creek commercial development in Austin, Texas successfully sold through affiliate TGC Texas Holdings, LLC to a major oil & gas exploration company.
As cofounder and Managing Member of WYAK Investments,
LLC, Mr. Pfoff oversaw successful construction of a 55,000 square foot
class A office building in Houston’s Westchase District. The building
was completed in 2008 and subsequently sold in 2013 to Smart Financial
Credit Union at a significant profit.
Mr. Pfoff has personally and through various entities acquired, developed and/or managed many properties in Kentucky, Texas, Washington and Alaska. He is a managing director and principal in Red Hawk Properties, LLC, and Black Hawk Properties, LLC, owners and operators of four office buildings in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Tindall has been a real estate attorney, entrepreneur and venture capital investor since 1985. He served as president and managing partner of Tindall Bennett & Shoup, P.C. from 1996 to 2011, and remains of Counsel to the firm. He was Chairman of The Hulin Group, Ltd., general partner of Summit Title Insurance, L.P., until its acquisition by First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) in 1998. He was an original investor in and general counsel for Alaska’s first statewide CDMA cellular carrier, Alaska DigiTel (AKD), beginning in 1996. He was Chairman of AKD from 2000 to 2008, when the company merged with and into GCI (NASDAQ: GNCMA).
Mr. Tindall is majority owner and Chairman of the TGC Companies, with real estate development and income properties in Alaska, Washington and Texas; oil & gas exploration activities in Colorado; and, through subsidiaries, oil field supply and leasing on the North Slope of Alaska and in East Texas.
He is chief executive officer, co-founder and managing director for Red Hawk Properties, LLC, and Black Hawk Properties, LLC, owners and operators of four office buildings in the Houston, Texas oil corridor. Through TGC Holdings, LLC, he is lead lender for Venture Lending Groups I-VI, a series venture capital lender in the seafood processing, logistics, lumber and packaging businesses in Alaska, California and Washington. Each of the Venture Lending Groups is managed by CTT Management Company, LLC, a wholly-owned TGC Companies subsidiary.
Tindall has extensive experience in all aspects of transactional real
estate and venture capital ventures, including development, startup
finance, land use, exchanges, mergers & acquisitions, and regulatory
matters, and has been lead counsel or a principal in over $2 billion in
real estate and venture capital transactions. He has nationally
recognized expertise in the formation of innovative real estate joint
ventures involving limited liability entities and mergers &
acquisitions. (Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,
named one of top five real estate lawyers for state of Alaska (2005 to
present) and top 10 M&A lawyer for Alaska (2008 to present);
Washington Law and Politics, Alaska Super Lawyer (2006 to present).
Rated A/V Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 to present; Alaska
Journal of Commerce, Alaska Men in Business, Top Businessmen (2005). In 2016, the Legislature, in Alaska’s Economic Report for the Fourth Quarter,
cited Mr. Tindall specifically and his company CTT Management Company,
LLC for his efforts to reopen fish processing in Prince William Sound
through acquisition of the former Great Pacific Seafoods Plant in
In addition, since 2010, he has been Chairman of The Corey Tindall Memorial Speech & Debate Fund, Inc., an Alaska non-profit corporation. Since its founding, the Corey Fund has donated over $175,000 in scholarships and other support to Alaska youth engaged in debate and forensics. Mr. Tindall was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Anchorage School District in 2011 and inducted into The National Forensic League Speech & Debate Honor Society in 2012.