Employee Spotlight: Shelby Birdsong, Controller

As a small business, it’s so important to have an incredible staff and work environment, as both are so crucial to the success of the business. Shelby Birdsong has been with Wheeler Resource Recovery for five years, and we recently sat down with Shelby to shine a light on her contributions to the company and learn about her favorite parts of working at Wheeler Resource Recovery.

As Controller, Shelby is key to managing our relationships with active investors. She is the go-to person for our investors– readily available to answer any questions about revenues and write-offs, which is especially crucial as investors look to reap the tax benefits of investing in oil and gas. Further, she oversees our direct communication to investors, including alerting our network to new investment opportunities as well as issuing updates from the field on our latest projects, like those in Madison County.

Shelby also assists with a wide range of tasks, from overseeing Wheeler’s accounting and financial functions to supporting marketing efforts throughout the year. In her role, she closely supports the Principal of Wheeler Resource Recovery, Kevin Thibeau. “For half a decade, Shelby has been the glue that holds our team together – she wears so many different hats and makes every effort to ensure our operations continue to run smoothly,” said Kevin Thibeau, Principal, Wheeler Resource Recovery.

Shelby specifically shared that she enjoys the dynamic nature of the field. “It’s always changing; our field members are always learning something new, and the industry is getting better and better every year,” she shared. Since she started working at Wheeler Resource Recovery, she has appreciated seeing how much the company continues to grow. The fast-paced energy is one of the main reasons that has kept her at Wheeler Resource Recovery.

Outside of the office, you can catch Shelby watching her favorite sport, hockey, and cheering on her Dallas Stars. She is also an avid competitive bowler and regularly competes in leagues and tournaments.