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Management

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 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.

MAXIMILIAN SALI

DIRECTOR
Maximilian Sali is the CEO, director and founder of the company. Mr. Sali has been in the capital markets since 2009 managing private family assets. He is the president of Baccarat Investments Inc., a private investment company providing consulting and management services to public companies. Mr. Sali is currently the CEO of New Placer Dome Gold Corp. (TSXV:NGLD). Mr. Sali was corporate development for Advantage Lithium Corp which was acquired by producing lithium company Orocobre for $66 million on February 18, 2020. Mr. Sali is a director, founder and former CEO of Defense Metals Corp. (TSXV: DEFN). Mr. Sali is a director and founder of Monumental Gold Corp. (TSXV:MGLD)

Alex Knox

M.Sc, P. Geo. & Advisor

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.

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.

Andrew Leland

Strategic ADVISOR

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.

Jamie Spratt

Strategic ADVISOR
Mr. Spratt is Principal at Walmsley Capital Inc., a focused mining corporate finance and advisory business that he founded in 2019. Over the past 14 years, Jamie has developed extensive mining capital markets and investment sector experience. He has built a strong reputation as an analyst and advisor having built deep partnerships with mining CEOs and institutional investors. Jamie was a Partner and Equity Research Analyst at Clarus Securities Inc., a small and mid capitalization focused boutique investment bank for 10 years, where he was instrumental in building one of the leading mining practices in Canada.

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.

Karl T. Wagner

Strategic ADVISOR

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.