Robert F. Brown, P. Eng.

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Brown is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Engineering Geology from Queen’s University. His 40 years of experience in the mining industry includes 15 years with Lac Minerals Canada, and culminating in the position of VP Exploration for 12 years with Great Panther Silver Ltd. overseeing and directing exploration efforts at three mines sites and various exploration projects.

Mr. Brown has also held senior management positions in the junior mining sector working on projects throughout the Americas, Eastern Europe and Indonesia, primarily with porphyry copper and epithermal gold deposits. He is a Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

David A. Schwartz, B. Comm., J.D.

Secretary and Director

Mr. Schwartz has Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of British Columbia. He is a retired Barrister, Solicitor, Arbitrator and Notary with over 40 years experience in corporate and securities law predominantly with junior natural resource companies.

Ilona Barakso Lindsay, B.Sc.

Vice President, Corporate Relations, Interim CFO and Director

Ms. Lindsay has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia and has 15 years of experience in the mineral exploration field. She has been with the Company for over 12 years and has been responsible for tenure management, accounting, corporate administration, and financings.

Ms. Lindsay is also a director in the Barakso family companies.

Wade Barnes, P.Geo.

Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Barnes is a principal of Tripoint Geological Services and was instrumental in the discovery and delineation of the Kemess East deposit and moving the Kemess Underground deposit towards pre-feasibility for AuRico Metals. For his efforts in the Toodoggone, Mr. Barnes was co-recipient of the AMEBC’s H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award in 2016 for excellence in Prospecting and Mineral Exploration.

Alvin W. Jackson

Independent Director

Mr. Jackson has over 40 years of worldwide experience in mineral exploration and development. During his career, he has been directly involved with the exploration drilling and pre-feasibility studies on two major gold deposits (Detour Lake, Ontario and Golden Cross in New Zealand) and one porphyry copper deposit (Huckleberry, British Columbia), all of which subsequently became producers. His experience includes work as an Exploration Manager for Cyprus Minerals Canada from 1989 to 1992 and serving as President and CEO/COO of Eurozinc Mining between 1999 to 2005 where he directed that company in its acquisition of the Aljustrel and Neves Corvo zinc and copper mines in Portugal. Eurozinc subsequently grew to a market cap of over $1.5 billion before merging with Lundin Mining. Currently, Mr. Jackson serves as Director and Vice President, Exploration and Development of Freegold Ventures as well as a director of Canasil Resources and CopAur Minerals Inc.

Kristina Walcott

Independent Director

Ms. Walcott has worked in various capacities in the mining and mineral exploration industry over the past 20 years. Prior to her appointment as President and CEO of Freegold Ventures Limited in 2009, and a director in 2010, Ms. Walcott was Freegold Venture’s Vice President, Business Development from March, 2005 where she was responsible for identifying and acquiring new business opportunities in the mining sector.

John A. Barakso, D.D.M.


Dr. Barakso is a retired dentist. He is also a director in the Barakso family companies.

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