After a back injury sidelined his football career at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, Briggs transferred to THE University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1989. Briggs was a teacher, a coach, a farmer, and a Real Estate Agent until 1997, when he moved to Midland to work as a Landman for Purvis Operating Co. and Reatta Energy, Inc. He also works as a contract landman for other Operators and Mineral Owners from Texas and other parts of the country. He is a member of the AAPL and the local PBLA, NADOA, as well as the local PBADOA, NALTA, and the local PALTA, and has earned Certification Designations from each of the National Organizations. He has served as a director, First Vice President, and President for the PBLA and Vice-President of the PBADOA. He also served on the AAPL Santa Fe Land Institute Committee, the AAPL Rocky Mountain Land Institute Committee, and currently serves on the Live Oak Continuing Legal Education Planning Committee. He and his wife, Susannah, both have served and continue to serve on the Boards and Committees of numerous other Philanthropic Organizations in Midland.
[caption id="attachment_222" align="alignleft" width="200"] D. Briggs Donaldson, CPL, CPLTA, CDOA – TxALA Representative, Land Manager – Purvis Operating Co. and Reatta Energy, Inc.[/caption]