Defense Metals Corporation
MANAGEMENT & DIRECTORS
CRAIG TAYLOR – CEO & PRESIDENT
Since 1994 Mr. Taylor has been President and CEO of Vanville Projects Ltd., a private company which provides products and services to resorts, hotels and restaurants worldwide. From March 2008 until December 2016, Mr. Taylor was a director of Saber Capital Corp., a former capital pool company, which completed its qualifying transaction and was renamed Emblem Corp. In addition, he was a director of Advantage Lithium Corp., a TSX-V listed junior exploration company, from March 2007 until August 2016.From April 2012 until April 2016, he was a director of Clear Mountain Resources Corp., a TSX-V listed junior resource exploration company (now named Patriot One Technologies Inc.). Also, from February 2006 until July 2010 Mr. Taylor was the CEO, CFO, president and a director of Angus Resources Inc., a former capital pool company listed on the TSX-V which in 2010 completed its qualifying transaction and was renamed Batero Gold Corp. Mr. Taylor has also served as director and officer of several other public companies engaged in mineral exploration and development.
RYAN CHEUNG – CFO & DIRECTOR
Ryan Cheung, CPA, CA, has been providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance services to private and public-listed companies. Mr. Cheung also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of public-listed companies. Mr. Cheung holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
ANDREW BURGESS – DIRECTOR
Mr. Andrew S. Burgess, C.A., C.P.A.is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant. He is currently the CFO of Spectrum Mining Corporation. He is an experienced professional with more than 35 years accounting, finance and financial reporting experience with listed companies. Mr. Burgess has a broad base of experience with natural resource, service and industrial companies in the areas of general management, financial and management reporting, taxation, corporate reorganizations, investments, acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debenture financing, budgeting, investor relations and administration. He has extensive public company and IPO experience.
KRISTOPHER J RAFFLE – P.GEO & DIRECTOR
Kristopher J. Raffle, B.Sc., P.Geo. serves as the Qualified Person for the Company. Mr. Raffle is also a current director of First Legacy Mining Corp. (TSXV: FLM). Mr. Raffle is a Partner and Principal Geologist with Edmonton-based geologic consulting firm APEX Geoscience Ltd. Mr. Raffle has over 18 years’ North American-focused base and precious metals exploration experience. APEX has wide-ranging Nevada Carlin-type gold experience, including near-mine exploration at Scorpio Gold Corp.’s Mineral Ridge Project; NI 43-101 reporting for Battle Mountain Gold Inc.’s Lewis Project and Barksdale Capital Corp.’s Swales Project; consulting and geological modeling for NuLegacy Gold Corp.’s Red Hill Project; in addition to completion of multiple Mineral Resource Estimates for Gold Standard Ventures Corp.’s Pinion, Dark Star, and North Bullion deposits within their flagship Railroad Project. APEX’s current Nevada activities include modelling and resource estimation work for several projects on behalf of Waterton Global Resource Management Inc., and Fiore Gold Ltd.’s Gold Rock Project.
MAXIMILIAN SALI – DIRECTOR
Mr. Sali has been in the capital markets for 10 years managing private family assets. He is the president of Baccarat Investments Inc., a private company providing consulting and management services to public companies along with investing.
CHRIS GRAF – P.ENG & ADVISOR
Mr. Graf was born in Cranbrook, B.C. and graduated from Mount Baker high school in Cranbrook in 1969. He obtained a B.Ap.Sc. degree in geological engineering from UBC in Vancouver, B.C. in 1974 and has been registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia since 1980.He has successfully applied his profession for the past 40 years, conceiving and conducting mineral exploration programs in British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon as well as northern Mexico. His forte has been mineral property evaluation, field exploration and diamond drilling.Mr. Graf was a director of the BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines during the 1990’s when the provincial NDP were in power. During his tenure he was very involved in the Chamber’s Aboriginal Affairs and Environmental/Park committees trying to mitigate the NDP’s overly ambitious land use policies that were largely negative for mineral exploration in BC.In 2011, Mr. Graf was the recipient of the Chamber’s Frank Woodside Past Presidents Award for distinguished service to the Minerals Industry.
DALE WALLSTER – ADVISOR
Dale Wallster is a geologist and prospector with 40 years’ experience in North American mineral deposit exploration. He was president and founder of Roughrider Uranium Corp., a company acquired by Hathor Exploration Limited in 2006 for its strategically located uranium properties in the Athabasca Basin. Dale and his team are widely credited in the mineral exploration sector for the discovery of the Hathor’s Roughrider deposit. In January 2012, Hathor became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto as part of a CAD$650 million acquisition.