Rob Gryba

Rob entered the Oilpatch in 1986 rebuilding bottom hole pumps and peddling rope, soap and dope in a supply store in Rainbow Lake. That led Rob to working in Materials Management/Purchasing for Dome Petroleum, Canterra Energy and Husky Oil where he moved to a corporate position in Calgary in 1990. Next stop was taking a position commencing the Production equipment division of Platinum Grover (Platinum Energy Services) in 1993 eventually becoming the president and guiding the significant growth of the company. Rob’s passion for New, reconditioned and surplus production equipment led to many great relationships and experiences and eventually co-founding RARE Oilfield Services in 2010.

Rob keeps busy away from the office with his wife and three daughters and their involvement with hockey, lacrosse, music and things that he doesn’t understand like decorating, shopping & style! Rob is a long-time coach with Okotoks Minor hockey having been lucky enough to coach all three of his daughters.

Tyler Hebblethwaite

Tyler started his career in the oil and gas industry in 2003 with EnviroVault. He gained extensive experience with tanks, tank related products and specialized in developing & successfully bringing to market innovative products for the upstream energy sector.

Tyler joined the RARE team in 2014 where he has been able to expand his knowledge of different products and new applications. He has learned that hard work, honesty, and integrity are the cornerstones of earning and maintaining respect in the industry. He is committed to looking after the needs of his customers and getting the job done correctly.


In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing ball, and coaching his kids sports teams.

Mike Rideout

Mike has over 18 years sales experience and 11 years direct sales in the Oil and Gas industry. He started his sales career with Labatt Breweries and after 7 years made the change to Oil and Gas. 

He worked with Paintearth Energy Services and then Flint Energy purchased Paintearth in April of 2010.  Mike continued to work with Flint as Team Lead for almost two years and then started with RARE in November 2011.


When not working, Mike enjoys spending time on the lake with his Family in Montana and coaching his daughter at hockey.


He is committed to customer service and his passion to work with people keeps him motivated. Mike strives to always put the customer first and his honest approach has been the foundation for his success

Rob Allendorf

Rob began his career in the purchase and sales of oil & gas production equipment in 1994 with Platinum Energy Services. He went on to expand his knowledge and skills at IPS in 2004 which was later purchased by Paintearth Energy Services.  Rob decided to throw his hat into the entrepreneurial ring being one of the founding partners of RARE in 2010. He has a sterling reputation for being meticulously organized, prompt, concise and very skilled in negotiating.

Robs off work activities include golfing, cycling and hiking.

Michelle Dagenais

Michelle Attended Mount Royal University and BCIT where she studied Marketing and Web Development. However, in efforts to pay off her student loans she took a career hiatus to operate haul trucks in the Oil Sands mines in Fort McMurray! She survived almost two years in the North, then moved to Calgary where she continued to pursue her passion with IT and Media.  Michelle worked as an IT Business Analyst for two years before taking one more northern excursion working Quality Control and Logistics for Bird Construction.

Michelle joined RARE in July 2016 as the Sales Operations Specialist quickly becoming an integral part of the team.  Her diverse experience  gives her the ability to manage RARE's online presence, sales database and keeping the sales team in line!

Michelle enjoys biking, traveling and spending quality time with her friends and family in her spare time. 


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