Stephen Wallace P.Geo.

President, CEO and Director

Stephen Wallace, P.Geo., has over 30 years of mineral exploration and development experience from grassroots evaluation through to mine development throughout Canada and internationally exploring for a wide range of commodities including gold, cobalt, lithium, silver, copper, base metals, rare earths and platinum group elements.

Mr. Wallace held the position of Senior VP, Exploration and Director of Trade Winds Ventures Inc. (TSXV: TWD) a gold exploration company, which was acquired by Detour Gold Inc. in 2012 for $84.0 million. Prior to working with Trade Winds, Mr. Wallace was the President and CEO of Castle Resources Inc. Throughout his career, Stephen has held management and technical positions with government agencies, major and junior resource companies including Goldcorp, BHP and Noranda.

Stephen is a Professional Geologist holding a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ottawa and is a registered Professional Geoscientist with accreditation from the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO). In addition, he serves on the Convention Planning Committee of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

John Kerr, P.Eng. Geologist

Independent Director

Mr. Kerr graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1964 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc) degree in Geological Engineering. He has participated in the mining industry continuously since graduation as an exploration geologist. His expertise is epithermal and sedex-hosted precious metal deposits in the southwest United States, strata controlled gold deposits and porphyry copper/gold/molybdenum deposits of the western Cordillera and VMS deposits in all areas of North America. Successful ventures include recognition and discovery of the Santa Fe gold mine, identification of the Calvada gold mine located on the northern boundary of the New Canyon property, and discovery of the Mindora gold/silver deposit, all located in Nevada. He is also credited with early identification of two VMS deposits at the Rambler Mine in Newfoundland and recognition of the Frasergold strata controlled gold deposit in British Columbia. Mr. Kerr has served as a director of numerous public companies and is currently a Director of Quaterra Resources (NYSE Amex: QMM, TSX.V: QTA) and Bravada Gold Corp (TSX-V:BVA).

Peter Dueck P.Geo

Independent Director

Mr. Dueck has been involved in the resource exploration industry since 2001, working with a variety of gold, copper, zinc and uranium companies. Until early 2018, he held the position of Chief Geophysicist for Hudbay Minerals Inc. in Flin Flon, Manitoba. In addition, Mr. Dueck was President of Pioneer Aerial Surveys Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global UAV Technologies Ltd., which provides a full spectrum of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) based services and products. He was a founder of Aerial Imaging Resources Inc. (AIR), a UAV-based geophysical survey company acquired by Global UAV in 2018 and is currently the Principal Geophysicist and CBO for the Axiom Group. Mr. Dueck holds a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Saskatchewan as well as an MBA from the University of Wales. His MBA Dissertation is titled: “Tracking the Cyclical Valuation of the Canadian Junior Resource Sector” focusing on long term exploration trends and strategies in contrast with commodity prices.

Alfred (Alf) Stewart, B.SC. Geology, MBA

Director, VP Corporate Development

Alf Stewart, has a career spanning over 40 years in the resource and investment industries. Mr. Stewart’s career includes time spent as a geologist, stock exchange regulator, investment banker, analyst and investment advisor.

Mr. Stewart has worked for such firms as Bank of Montreal, Esso Minerals, Erickson Gold Mining, Canaccord Capital, Haywood Securities, Golden Capital, and Raymond James. He has been involved in financing mining companies for over twenty-five years, including discoveries in the base and precious metals sectors.

Peter A. Ball

Independent Director

Mr. Ball brings close to 30 years of experience as a mining professional at all levels of leadership. Throughout Mr. Ball’s career, he has held various senior management roles with international precious metals mining companies in corporate finance, securities trading, mine engineering, business development, corporate communications, public relations and marketing functions worldwide.

Mr. Ball began his career in the late 1980s working as a mining engineer, a technical representative, and in various management and senior executive roles for numerous companies including Redstar Gold, Columbus Gold, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, Echo Bay Mines Ltd., RBC Dominion Securities, Eldorado Gold Corp., Adriana Resources Inc., and Argentex Mining Corp.

Mr. Ball is currently President, CEO and Director of NV Gold Corporation, is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, Georgian Business College, UBC’s Canadian Securities Course, and is a member of CIMM

Brian Crawford

Chief Financial Officer


Brian Crawford, CPA, CA, has over 30 years experience as a senior financial executive of private and public corporations. A former partner in a national firm of chartered professional accountants, Mr. Crawford is currently the CFO, Corporate Secretary and a Director of several Reporting Issuers.

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