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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.
Kristopher J. Raffle, B.Sc., P.Geo. serves as the Qualified Person for the Company. Mr. Raffle is also a current director of New Placer Dome Gold Corp. Mr. Raffle is a Partner and Principal Geologist with Edmonton-based leading geologic consulting firm APEX Geoscience Ltd. Mr. Raffle has over 20 years’ experience conducting property evaluation, intensive exploration data analysis, exploration program design, and geological modelling with respect to Archean and Calrin-type gold, copper-gold porphyry, gold-silver epithermal, volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VMS), rare earth element and kimberlite diamond deposits throughout Canada, USA, and Mexico.
Mr. Knox has worked in the exploration and development of carbonatite and REE deposits since 1984, first with Molycorp Inc., at the time the owner of the producing Mountain Pass, California, light REE mine, and later as an independent consultant for various public and private companies and projects throughout North America. Mr. Knox was part of the team that discovered the Kipawa heavy-enriched REE deposit in southwest Quebec, as well as the Ashram light-enriched REE deposit in northern Quebec. He has extensive experience in carbonatite/REE geological environments and has also worked on the Oka carbonatite complex near Montreal and the Prairie Lake carbonatite in northwestern Ontario, among others.
Mr. Leland earned his commission in US Army in 1998 as a graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Norwich University. He served as an US Army Air Defense Officer focused on Short Range Air Defense for eight years, and has participated in multiple combat tours supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) operations in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Iraq. After leaving the service in 2006, Mr. Leland has been employed with companies across both industry and defense contracting sectors.
Karl Wagner is the Founder and CEO of Eastern Sky Technologies, a global risk consultancy specializing in crisis management and corporate resilience. He also serves as Senior Vice President for Security, Custody Digital Group (www.CustodyDigital.com). An expert in intelligence and national security affairs, Karl has created and led multi-million dollar enterprise risk management programs in both government and private industry. Karl served as Senior Director, Global Security at Palo Alto-based Tesla, Inc. from September 2018 to April 2019. He is a former member of CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service (SIS), having served as a CIA senior leader and a Directorate of Operations (DO) expert manager, with 29 years of worldwide experience, including service in Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
He is a recipient of the CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal (2017), the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal (November 2013), the DO Excellence in Leadership Award (2012), 4 Meritorious Unit Citations and 20 Exceptional Performance Awards.