Blaine Monaghan, MBA
President, CEO, Director
Mr. Monaghan has a proven track record of creating shareholder value in the mining industry. He has been involved in capital raises totaling more than $100 million for exploration projects around the globe and has worked with a number of companies that were subject to M&A, including True Gold Mining Inc. (acquired by Endeavour Mining Corp.), Canplats Resources Corp. (acquired by Goldcorp Inc.), Western Prospector Group Ltd. (acquired by a subsidiary of China Nuclear National Corp.), Nu Energy Uranium Corp. (acquired by Mega Uranium) and Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. (which merged with Goldcorp in 2005). Mr. Monaghan holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a diploma in public relations from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
Gerald G. (Gerry) Carlson, PhD, P Eng
Executive Chairman, Director
Gerry Carlson's career has spanned four decades of precious and base metal exploration throughout the Americas, but focused on Yukon and northern British Columbia. His career has included independent consulting assignments and management of exploration programs for both junior and major mining companies. He is a past President of AMEBC (formerly the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines). He is a recipient of the SEG's Ralph Marsden Award for distinguished service and CIM's J.C. Sproule Award for the advancement of geology and mineral exploration in the Yukon.
Bruce Youngman, BSc
Bruce Youngman has over thirty-five years of experience in the minerals industry. From 2008 to 2010, he was President and COO of Canplats Resources Corporation, during which time the Camino Rojo gold deposit in Mexico was outlined and the company acquired by Goldcorp Inc. for $300 million. Mr. Youngman previously held senior positions with Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., including President, Vice-President and Director, and was closely involved in the acquisition and expansion of the Pebble Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Alaska. Mr. Youngman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of British Columbia.
Borden Putnam III, P.Geo., M.Sc
Mr. Putnam is currently a director of Skeena Resources and a Principal of Mione Capital, an independent mining consultancy firm that provides technical evaluations and investment advice. From 2001-2009, Mr. Putnam was Managing Director of Eastbourne Capital Management, a non-public hedge fund that had $3.1 billion under management, where he was responsible for natural resources investments. Prior to Eastbourne, Borden was Vice President and Principal at Robertson Stephens Investment Management (RSIM) where he advised on mining and natural resources investments on behalf of 13 public mutual funds and three non-public hedge funds.
From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Putnam was Vice President and Chief Geologist at MRDI (now AMEC Foster Wheeler) working directly with Dr. Harry Parker. Prior to MRDI, Borden worked for Newmont Exploration Ltd. for nearly ten-years culminating as District Manager-Eastern Great Basin based in Elko, Nevada. Mr. Putnam started his career in mineral exploration with AMAX Exploration in 1976 as a Project Geologist. Borden holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, is a Registered Professional Geologist in California and Wyoming and holds Fellow status in AusIMM and SEG.
Craig Hart, PhD
Dr. Hart is currently the Director of MDRU-Mineral Deposit Research Unit at The University of British Columbia (UBC) where he initiates and facilitates a wide range of mineral exploration industry-sponsored research projects focused on gold and porphyry systems, regional metallogeny and exploration methods, and trains graduate students to excel in the mineral exploration industry. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth, Australia where he pursued research on the gold metallogeny of China and Mongolia. Most of his early career was with the Yukon Geological Survey where he undertook regional mapping and metallogenic evaluations in the northern Cordillera. As a UBC faculty member since 2009, he has contributed the training and successful completion of more than 40 MSc and PhD students, and 20 Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Associates. He was awarded the Boldy Award in 2005 by the Geological Association of Canada for best presentation, was the 2010 Society of Exploration Geologists Distinguished Lecturer, and was the winner of the Audience Choice Award and a top 5 finisher of the Integra Gold Rush Challenge in 2016.