Alan Edwards | Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Alan Edwards is an experienced executive and engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Edwards was the General Manager for three major mining operations in the United States and the Senior Vice President of Operations for Freeport Indonesia where he was responsible for the leadership of a workforce of over 6,000 employees. Mr. Edwards served as the Vice President Operations for Kinross Gold Corporation and as the Chief Operating Officer for Apex Silver Mines where he directed the successful construction of the $675M San Cristobal Mine in the difficult political climate of Bolivia. Mr. Edwards has served on numerous boards of public companies including as Chairman of AuRico Gold Corporation during a period of extensive growth which culminated into a successful $US1.5B merger with Alamos Gold. Mr. Edwards holds an MBA and Mining Engineering degree from the University of Arizona.
Ben Mossman | President, Director, and CEO
Mr. Mossman is a mining engineer with over 15 years of experience in the mining industry including experience in capital markets, project evaluation, acquisitions, mine operations, and development. Mr. Mossman has worked at eight producing underground mines with production rates ranging from 250tpd to 3,000tpd. Previously, as CEO, he lead the exploration, permitting, financing, construction, and operation of a profitable gold mine in British Columbia which was one of the only hard rock metal mines in the world to use pre-concentration (DMS) to eliminate all surface disposal of tailings. Mr. Mossman has been involved in several other mine start-ups, including as mine engineer at the Snap Lake Mine for DeBeers Canada and the Bellekeno Mine as Chief Engineer for Alexco Resource Corp.
Thomas Vehrs | Director
Dr. Thomas Vehrs is a highly regarded and experienced exploration geologist with over 40 years of experience in the Americas. During his career, Dr. Vehrs has conducted and managed numerous exploration programs resulting in the discovery and delineation of major copper, gold and silver deposits, including the Los Pelambres porphyry copper deposit in Chile, the Northumberland sediment-hosted gold deposit in central Nevada, the Rio Blanco porphyry copper deposit in northern Peru and orogenic gold deposits in Central Guatemala. For the past ten years, Dr. Vehrs held the position of Vice President of Exploration for Fortuna Silver Mines and was responsible for the development and execution of exploration programs at the Caylloma Mine in Peru and the San Jose Mine in southern Mexico. During this period, Fortuna Silver Mines was successful in expanding the resources, reserves and production rate at the San Jose Mine resulting in a market capitalization in excess of $1B. Dr. Vehrs holds a Ph.D. in geology from Syracuse University and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
John Anderson | Director
John Anderson holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and is the co-founder of Aquastone Capital Advisors LP, a U.S.-based gold investment fund. With over 15 years of experience in the capital markets, Mr. Anderson’s specialty is identifying undervalued opportunities in the resource industry and investing capital into these situations. He has been involved in a number of small-cap companies, providing financing, investor relations, and corporate development services. Throughout his career, Mr. Anderson has raised in excess of $500 million in equity for a number of public and private companies in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Cale Thomas | CFO, Director, and Secretary
Cale Thomas is currently the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Carl Capital Corp. and has held positions with several other Canadian reporting issuers in the past. He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and director of Eagle Hill Exploration Corp., CFO of Yankee Hat Minerals Ltd. and a director of Supreme Resources Inc. Mr. Thomas holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course.