Working in your community
for your community.

At Gateway, We’re invested in the communities we serve and passionate about helping people live better lives.


We help landowners gain valuable peace of mind

Founded in 2012, Gateway Royalty is a mineral and royalty acquisition company based in Carrollton, Ohio. We offer landowners upfront payment for your oil and gas minerals or royalties, so you can put your cash to work immediately. Our services enable landowners to get the money they need out of minerals now, rather than waiting on production. With so much uncertainty and volatility in the oil and gas industry, we help you avoid the risks of bad geology, production delays, or dry wells that can keep you from getting paid.

Integrity Always

We are committed to doing business the right way. Our approach is based on honesty, fairness and respect. We know how much your land means to you. We work to earn your trust by being clear and straightforward in our communication, and holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards.

Community Focused

We are invested in the communities we serve—and the people who live there. In addition to being an economic driver, we support non-profit organizations that provide services to the citizens of the Ohio Valley.

People First

Our goal is to provide landowners an opportunity to cash out all or a portion of their oil & gas minerals or royalty. We believe a business means nothing if it’s not having a positive impact on people. We’re not just investing in land or minerals, we’re investing in people.

Our Team

The Gateway family is made up of knowledgeable professionals who all share a passion for helping people. Learn a little more about us below. We hope we have the opportunity to learn more about you soon!

Chris Oldham
President
Chris has spent the last 12 years working in the oil and gas land business. He began doing land work in Southeastern New Mexico and then cut his teeth in the Barnett Shale, the very first horizontally drilled unconventional natural gas field. Chris is a 2004 graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU) with a BBA in accounting and finance. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two children and watching the TCU Horned Frogs compete in any and every sport.
Brandon Grace
Royalty Buyer
Brandon has worked in the oil and gas industry since 2009. Prior to joining the Gateway Royalty team in Ohio, he worked at the Fort Worth, Texas, office of Dale Operating Company, a privately held gas & oil company, and at T.S. Dudley Land Services in Michigan. Brandon attended Texas A&M University where he studied sports management. When he’s not on the job, he enjoys playing golf and taking his dog for walks in the park.
Blake Huggins
Title Agent
Blake has worked in the oil and gas industry since 2010. He started out as a petroleum landman in Texas, where he did lease checks and performed mineral title research. He was then offered a landman job in Ohio, where he worked until joining the Gateway team. Blake received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas Permian Basin in 2008. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, practicing guitar, playing basketball, and riding his mountain bike.
Anna Grace
Database Manager
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Anna moved to Texas in 2013 to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Gateway, she worked in the oil field services department of Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in public relations from Eastern Washington University. A former professional figure skater, Anna loves to travel, workout, and lace up her old skates from time to time.
Blaine Grace
Royalty Buyer
Blaine has been working in the oil and gas industry for over a decade. He started his career in the Barnett Shale gas field in Texas, acquiring leases to form drilling units, before moving to Ohio in 2012 to help start Gateway Royalty. Blaine is a graduate of Texas A&M with a major in sports management and minor in business administration. When he’s not talking to landowners and helping answer their questions, he enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife.
Todd Diehl
Title Agent
Born and raised in Ohio, Todd has been working in the oil and gas industry for seven years. He got his start in the business as a title agent for a local leasing company before joining the Gateway family. Todd attended Youngstown State University where he majored in history and political science. When he’s not on the clock, you can find Todd spending time with his wife and two little girls or volunteering with his church in the local community.
Spencer Turmelle
Title Agent
Spencer has been active in the oil and gas industry for over a decade. He’s worked in five different states doing mineral title research and he’s seen firsthand the progression of the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale field into a major U.S. producer of natural gas. Before he became an Ohioan, he spent several years working in the Permian Basin, Central Arkansas, and the Gulf of Mexico. Along with his wealth of oil and gas knowledge, Spencer is also a chess-playing, motorcycle-riding musician.