David Blann, P.Eng.
President, CEO, Director
David Blann, P.Eng. Mr. Blann has been engaged in precious and base metal exploration, development and production stage projects for over 28 years. He has worked predominantly within Canada and the U.S.A., as well as in Mexico, Chile and West Africa. Within central British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Blann has been involved in the discovery of a number of epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper systems. Mr. Blann has been a director or vice president of several junior mining companies and designed the strategy and assembled the projects as founder of Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. He received a diploma in Mining Engineering Technology from BCIT in 1984 and a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from Montana Tech, Butte, Montana in 1987.
Walter Segsworth has over 40 years of experience in mining throughout Canada and overseas and has served as a senior officer of several mining companies including Westmin Resources, where he was President and CEO, and Homestake Mining Company, where he was President and COO. Mr. Segsworth is currently lead independent director of Pan American Silver and a director of Sabina Gold & Silver Corporation. Mr. Segsworth is past Chairman of the Mining Association of British Columbia and the Mining Association of Canada and was named B.C.’ s Mining Person of the year in 1996.
Richard Lee, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lee is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Certified Management Accountant having obtained his designation in 1991. Mr. Lee has spent over 30 years either working for public accounting firms or for companies that trade on a recognized stock exchange. He has a wealth of financial and accounting experience working with and for public companies which trade in Canada on the TSX-Venture Exchange as well as with companies registered with the SEC in the United States. In addition, he has been involved in numerous start-up ventures.
Mr. Gray has over 20 years of experience as a stockbroker and officer of an IDA member firm. Mr. Gray is currently with Altus Securities in Toronto, and was until recently, the president and chief executive officer of Toll Cross Securities Inc., a Toronto-based, full-service broker dealer specializing in the junior resource sector. Mr. Gray has previously acted as a director and vice-president investment banking, institutional equities, with First Associates Investments Inc. and prior thereto as president of St. James Securities Inc. Mr. Gray is a graduate of Laurentian University.
Mr. Berndt is a resource development executive with extensive experience in taking projects to production, in particular, tungsten projects. He has a background in mineral process engineering and over 45 years’ experience. His expertise includes public company management roles, project development and process engineering as well as stakeholder relations. He has managed many small to medium-sized projects from conception to production, with attention to safety and sound environmental practices.
Michael Cathro, P.Geo
Mike Cathro’s career includes work as an exploration geologist with major and junior mining companies in Canada and overseas, and 17 years with the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources in technical and management roles. Prior to leaving government in early 2008, Mike led the team that successfully completed the aboriginal consultation, environmental review and permitting of the New Afton copper-gold project, now one of the largest underground metal mines in Canada. Mr. Cathro has served as vice president for several Jr resource companies and as Chair of Geoscience B.C. Over the years he has volunteered in various capacities with industry associations incl
uding the Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG) and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC). Mr Cathro is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia and holds a B.Sc. (Honours, Geological Sciences) from Queen’s University and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the Colorado School of Mines.
Sassan Liaghat, PhD, Geology
Senior Geologist/Project Manager
Sassan Liaghat is a Geologist with a background in technical research related to mineral deposits at McGill, U.B.C., and the Mineral Deposits Research Unit (MDRU) at U.B.C. Mr. Liaghat has also gained valuable field experience as an exploration geologist with Amarc Resources and Nova Gold Resources in B.C. Canada. Mr. Liaghat has worked full time with the Company since early 2009 and manages the Company’s field exploration team and the Company’s GIS and mapping database.