Issued and Outstanding:
CEO , Cobalt Coal
Mike grew up in the mountains of the Appalachian region - coal country. While playing college football Mike obtained a Bachelor's degree in 1987. In the mid-1990's Mike started his own business(es). In mid-2000...more
Day Shift - JC Woolridge
Superintendant, Day Shift
JC started his mining career the summer of his first year in college and never went back. At the time he wanted to be a high school coach, but was drawn to the mines by the good pay. With his 35 year career...more
Day Shift - Robert Jerry Edwards, Sr.
Robert Jerry Edwards, Sr. AKA Wildman
Section Foreman, Day Shift
After 30+ years in the mining industry, Jerry is looking to move up to a Supervisor position and get out of the hole. Over the years he’s suffered multiple leg and...more
Day Shift - Andy Christian, Sr.
Andy Christian, Sr.
Miner Operator, Day Shift
Andy is a third generation miner born and raised in West Virginia. Andy works alongside his son Andrew, Jr. hoping to teach him the ropes before he retires. As the anchor of the Day Shift and commanding...more
Day Shift - Jonathan Dotson
Roof Bolter, Day Shift
A third generation miner (his mother is the mine’s office secretary, father a trucker and grandfather a miner), Jonathan grew up just three miles from the mine. Recently, promoted from a Red Hat apprentice...more
Day Shift - Andrew Christian Jr
Andrew Christian Jr.
Shuttlecar Operator (job also known as Buggy Man), Day Shift
Andrew is one of the youngest miners at Cobalt Coal and works on the day shift alongside his dad, mining legend Andy Christian Sr. Andrew wants to become a continuous...more
Night Shift - Joseph Pack
Mechanic/Roof Bolter, Night Shift
After 23 years of truck driving and always being on the road, Joseph moved back home to West Virginia and took a job in the coal mines. As a trained EMT, he’s worked his way up from a Red Hat...more
Night Shift - Hank Toller
Roof Bolter, Night Shift
Hank’s been mining since 2000. He’s a second-generation miner whose father retired after an injury in the hole. His father discouraged him from mining, but Hank says in West Virginia, you’re...more
Night Shift - Jeremy Auville
Bolter Operator, Night Shift
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather who took him underground for the first time when he was 12, Jeremy has close to a decade of mining under his belt. A car accident cost him a college basketball...more
Night Shift - Randy Remines
Miner Operator, Night Shift
A second-generation miner, Randy started coal mining in alongside his brothers more than 20 years ago. On his first trip into the mine he wondered “Why am I here?” Although Randy has had a few...more