Management & Directors
John AndersonInterim CEO, Chairman of the Board & Director
John Anderson has over 20 years of Capital market experience specializing in the resource sector. He was a founder and Financier of many start up companies with experience on the TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ and London AIM and Swiss Stock Exchange. He was a founder of Deep 6 PLC, American Eagle Oil and Gas as well a founding general partner in Aquastone Capital LLC, a New York based gold fund. Anderson has raised more than $35 million for Triumph Gold (formerly Northern Freegold). Prior to this, he worked in Investor Relations at Bema Gold and corporate Development at Manulife Financial in commercial real estate development.
Jesse Halle, P. GeoVice President Exploration
Jesse is a professional geologist with over 20 years of geoscience related exploration in senior and technical roles, and is a Managing Director at Halle Geological Services Ltd. Jesse obtained a B.Sc (Environmental Science) from the University of Toronto, a B.Sc (Honours Geology) from Lakehead University, and has since worked on numerous base and precious metal deposits In Canada and US. He has helped advance multiple porphyry copper-gold deposits in Yukon and BC, including Western Copper and Gold’s Casino deposit and Copper Mountain Mining’s Copper Mountain deposit.
Brian BowerLead Director
Mr. Bower has over 30 years’ experience as an exploration and mine geologist working primarily in British Columbia and Yukon. Brian obtained a B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of British Columbia and has extensive experience in supporting strong technical teams in advanced exploration projects in British Columbia & Yukon. He has been instrumental in developing projects like the New Afton Mine, the Kemess South deposit, the Blackwater deposit and the Mount Milligan deposit in British Columbia. He has also worked on the Casino deposit in Yukon during the mid-1990’s completing the deposit delineation drilling, building a new geology model and helping the geo-statistician & mining engineer to develop a new block model reserve estimate for the Casino deposit.
Rakesh PatelChief Financial Officer
Rakesh Patel is a partner in the Audit and Assurance Group at DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants. He provides audit and advisory services to Canadian and US private and public companies. He specializes in guiding private companies entering the public markets and assisting them with the registration process. He also has extensive knowledge of Canadian and US securities rules relating to the public markets, initial public offerings, prospectuses and mergers and acquisitions.
Marco is a principal of Sircon AG, a consulting and investment research company based in Zurich, Switzerland, and was formerly a partner of Exulta AG, a portfolio management company from 1997 to 2003. He is an Independent Director of Triumph Gold Corp., and Canada Zinc Metals Corp. (Formerly: Mantle Resources Inc.). He has also been a Director of Open Gold Corp (aka, Range Capital Corp) since 2009 and Mexigold Corp. (formerly, BCY Resources Inc.) since 2011. He served as a Director at Margaret Lake Diamonds, Inc. (JDV Capital Corp.) from 2011 to 2014, and as a Director of MVE Capital Corp. since 2007. He received a Master of Arts degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1982.
Mr. Sparks is a registered Professional Engineer and is currently the Managing Director–Metals of John T. Boyd Company Mining and Geological Consultants. He has over 40 years of diverse experience relating to surface and underground mines and plants. Greg has held numerous senior executive roles for both exploration and development projects. Previously he was the General Manager of Genex Construction LLC, a heavy civil construction firm. He was formerly Vice President, Development of Echo Bay Mines Ltd. Mr. Sparks has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines.
Emily Halle, PMPProject Manager
Emily is a co-founder, geologist, and managing director at Halle Geological Services Ltd based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has over a decade of successful exploration and program management experience focused on porphyry copper and gold systems in British Columbia and Yukon, but has also been involved with mining and exploration projects in South Africa, Alaska, and Eastern Canada. Emily received a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science in Geology from Saint Mary’s University, is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, and a Fellow for the Society of Economic Geologists.
Donna MoroneyCorporate Secretary
Donna is President of Wiklow Corporate Services Inc., a Vancouver company that provides corporate secretarial services and other services to public companies. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in regulatory and corporate compliance in both Canada and the United States, and as a senior officer for various public companies, and has instructed and provided training in regulatory compliance. As President and owner of Wiklow Corporate Services Inc. since 2008, she assists companies in the resource, financial and technology sectors in maintaining the securities and exchange demands on public companies, as well as keeping them up-to-date on relevant issues, policies and working practices.
Tony Barresi, Ph.D., P.GeoTechnical Advisor
Dr. Barresi is an economic geologist with greater than fifteen years of base and precious metal exploration experience. He has conducted successful exploration programs on grassroots and brownfields projects, and specializes in volcanogenic massive sulfide, porphyry and epithermal deposit exploration. He also has experience conducting exploration for rare-earth-element, Mississippi-valley type, iron-oxide-copper-gold, skarn, orogenic gold, and diamond deposits. Tony obtained his B.Sc. (honours) from Saint Mary’s University in 2004 and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in 2015. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the interplay between island-arc evolution and metallogenesis as recorded by the Hazelton Group in northwestern British Columbia, within one of Canada’s premiere metal districts. Tony was awarded the prestigious Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award for his thesis by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and the Geological Association of Canada (GAC).