MANAGEMENT

Brian Briggs - Chief Executive Officer

• Professional Engineer (CO & WY) with 30 years of mining industry experience in both underground and surface mine development and operation 


• Has taken mines from exploration stage through feasibility study, construction, and into production. He also has a significant experience in environmental work and rehabilitation of mine sites 


•Has served in senior management roles, from President/CEO to general manager, in both domestic and international organizations; most recently served as the interim CEO of Tyhee Gold Corp and a VP Technical Services of Geovic Mining 


• Earned a BS degree in Mining Engineering and an MS degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University in Wyoming; 6th generation mining engineer from Ouray, Colorado

Patrick Brannan - Chief Financial Officer

• Senior finance and administrative professional with 35 years of experience • Started his career in public accounting with Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Deloitte-Touche as a senior auditor and subsequently held various finance and administrative positions with large mining companies, including Newmont Mining Corporation and African Barrick Gold 


• Experienced in IT, supply chain management, administration, tax, Sox compliance and implementation and holds a CPA 


• Earned a BS in Accounting from Saint Francis University

Doug Levesque - Mine Manager

• More than 45 years of experience in mining operations including all aspects of mine site management and operational oversight (exploration, planning, development, construction, production and safety)  


• Started as a miner and has held various roles from mine supervisor, mine foreman, mine manager and vice president 


• Has extensive underground mining experience as an underground superintendent for Cassiar Mining Corporation, a mine manager for Claude Resources’ underground Seabee mine and a VP of Operations for Tyhee Gold Corp.  


• Earned a diploma in Mining Technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology

Val Pratico, Manager of Technical Services

• Professional Geologist with more than 40 years of mining industry experience 


• Has worked as a base and precious metal exploration geologist in various regions of Canada and the United States  


• Experience as a production geologist responsible for duties such as stope grade control, calculation of stope reserve estimates, preparation of production forecasts and supervision of underground and surface diamond drill programs 


• Former chief geologist for Waddy Lake Resources, Birch Mountain Resources Ltd., & Tyhee NWT Corp 


• Graduated from the University of British Columbia and has been a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta since 1991