Wade Hodges, M.Sc.
Chief Discovery Officer and Director
Mr. Hodges has over 30 years experience in field exploration, including 13 years as Exploration Geologist and Sr. Exploration Manager of Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corporation prior to its $2.5B merger with Newmont Mining Corporation. Mr. Hodges has had extensive involvement in the initial discovery and pre-mine development of nine gold mines in the western United States, totaling over 30 million ounces of gold.
James Buskard, MBA
President, CEO, and Director
Mr. Buskard has 18 years of experience in generative exploration, applied hydrogeochemistry, and environmental science working on projects throughout North America, and is a recognized leader in undercover exploration. Mr. Buskard joined Nevada Exploration Inc. in 2004 as a key member of the team responsible for completing the first systematic hydrogeochemistry survey of Nevada specifically for gold exploration. Mr. Buskard holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Christina Blacker, CA
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Blacker is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and has more than 13 years of experience working with public companies, predominantly in the mining industry, including current roles as controller for two other TSX Venture listed issuers. Ms. Blacker obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and obtained a diploma in accounting from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
Simon Griffiths, M.Sc.
Senior Technical Advisor
Mr. Griffiths is a consulting economic geologist with 28 years of mineral exploration experience in major mining companies in varied commodities (Au, Cu, Ag, Pb-Zn, U, Ni, diamonds, coal and coal bed methane). Simon has worked in countries in North America, South America, Australia, Asia and Africa. Mr. Griffiths spent over 10 years providing global technical leadership as Chief Geochemist and team leadership as Chief Geologist at Barrick. These roles included significant contributions to mid and long-term exploration strategy planning at Barrick, requiring regular interaction with other global leaders and corporate functional heads.