About Red Stag Real Estate

Dana C. King


Dana grew up in East Texas and began working at the age of five, milking cows and hauling hay with his father. By age seven, he had no doubt that milking cows was not for him – he was going to need a career change.

In 2003, Dana began his career in real estate as a land surveyor. In 2003, he moved to Tyler and earned his degree in Surveying and Mapping from Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler. While in college, he worked as a landman in East Texas. As a landman, he ran title, negotiated oil and gas leases, and managed oil and gas properties from central Louisiana to eastern New Mexico and throughout the state of Texas for some of the largest firms in the country.

Dana went on to earn the designation of Certified Professional Landman through the American Association of Professional Landmen and co-founded his own land firm: K and M Resources, LLC. Along with K and M Resources, Dana co-founded KMC Oil and Gas, LLC, a Texas-based independent exploration firm that evaluates and invests in oil and gas plays throughout the state and co-founded Eighty-One Royalties, LLC, which buys and sells mineral interests throughout the country. By 2009, Dana had fully launched his real estate career in East Texas, earning a Texas Broker’s License and starting his own firm, Red Stag Real Estate, LLC.

Dana’s time as a land surveyor and petroleum landman equipped him with a strong understanding of real estate from top to bottom. From growing up on a dairy farm to surveying land and homes to researching title from sovereignty to present, he has the tools needed to help you get exactly what you’re looking for in your dream home or any other type of investment property that interests you.

Dana now lives in Longview, Texas with his beautiful wife, Jessica, who is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. They have one son, Decker, who attends Hallsville ISD and is smart enough to get away with just about anything. They enjoy hunting, deep sea fishing, and snow skiing. He and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Hallsville and the Pinecrest Country Club in Longview.

Dana C. King
(903)-316-5203 Cell

Galen Raper

Timber Consultant

Galen grew up in Graham, Texas enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and exploring the back country. He was raised in a Christian home and taught a strong work ethic from older parents who grew up during the Great Depression. No stranger to hard work, he was determined to better himself by getting his degree in Forestry.

Galen began his forestry work in 1987, going to work for Ward Timber Company after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has been involved in countless timber transactions over his 30-plus years in the timber business, ranging from private land ownership to large corporations. Timber inventory, appraisals, negotiation, reforestation, and consulting work has been a large part of his business.

Galen has written a number of management plans for individuals to help them replenish and manage their forest resources. He believes that practicing sound forest management should be part of any land management strategy involving timberland as it helps produce sustainable resources over time while maximizing economic benefits.

Over the last 9 years, Galen has been involved in pipeline right-of-way, mostly negotiation and title work for the oil and gas industry. Most of his experience has stemmed from his work in Texas, but he has operated throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountain region as well. This has given him an opportunity to obtain knowledge and experience in land and timber managed in multiple regions throughout the country. Galen has continued to stay involved in Forestry activities during this time, including urban forestry utility projects.

Galen Raper
(903) 715-0832 Cell

Jessica King

Administrator & Human Resources Coordinator

Jessica was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. She attended Abilene Christian University where she received both her Bachelor (2012) and Master (2014) degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. After graduation, Jessica moved to the East Texas area to begin her career in pediatric home health. She has been continually evaluating, treating, and supervising as a team lead for a large home health company for the past five years.

In 2019, Jessica and Dana were married, and she began taking real estate courses, working toward obtaining her real estate license, and helping Dana grow and expand his real estate business. In addition to Jessica’s career as a speech-language pathologist, she is currently the Administrator and Human Resources Coordinator for Red Stag Real Estate. She is responsible for: answering and responding to customer inquiries, needs, and requirements relating to real estate deals; planning and scheduling meetings and conferences between tenants, owners, communities, project developers, and attorneys; maintaining and managing all databases relating to real estate functions and activities; and ensuring compliance of all laws local, state, and federal as they relate to real estate transactions.

Jessica King
(903) 426-6358 Cell


National Association of Realtors
Texas Association of Realtors
Greater Tyler Association of Realtors
Longview Area Association of Realtors
Metro Tex Association of Realtors
Texas Forestry Association
International Right-of-Way Association
Certified Professional Landman (Certified Professional Landman of AAPL)
American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen (ETAPL)
Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen (FWAPL)
ARK-LA-TEX Association of Professional Landmen
Permian Basin Landmen’s Association

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