Nunavut & Alaska
Advancing proven assets – Delivering innovative project generation.
John Robins, P.Geo.
Mr. Robins is a registered professional geologist based in Vancouver, BC, and has over 25 years of experience as an independent exploration geologist and entrepreneur. John Robins graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1984 with a BSc in Geology. Since graduation, he worked mainly as a self employed prospector and claim staker in BC, Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut Territory. In 1988, he became one of the founders of Hunter Exploration Group (“Hunter”), one of Canada’s most successful private exploration companies. Since inception, Hunter has been active in almost every jurisdiction in Canada, as well as USA, Mexico and Chile, conducting self funded regional exploration and staking programs. Hunter’s work has pioneered regional prospecting in some of the most challenging regions in Canada; from the Iskut Region of BC to Ellesmere Island in Nunavut. Often using unconventional techniques, this regional exploration resulted in several new discoveries and follow-up exploration expenditures in excess of $100 million. In Nunavut, Hunter’s work led to the discovery of several new kimberlite fields and the eventual recognition of the diamond potential of the Eastern Arctic – an area now the primary focus of diamond exploration in North America. Hunter continues to fund and conduct exploration programs throughout Canada. In addition to Hunter exploration, John Robins is a founder of the Discovery Group of Companies and also sits on the board of directors of several successful TSX-V listed junior exploration companies.
John Williamson, P.Geol.
President, CEO & Director
Mr. Williamson has a Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Geology, (1988) from the University of Alberta. He is an independent consultant and entrepreneur with more than twenty years experience, including fourteen years in the management, development and governance of public companies conducting worldwide mineral exploration and mining. He is a founder of ten junior resource and or mining companies with gold, nickel and diamond-based operations in Canada, Western Australia, South America and Africa.
He has served as Chairman, President, CEO, CFO and or Director of TSX Venture listed companies; Committee Bay Resources Ltd (since August 1998), Brilliant Mining Corp (since September 2003); Indicator Minerals Inc (since April 2001); Kaminak Gold Corporation (since November 2005); and Cedar Mountain Exploration Inc. (since March 2006). Of these, Brilliant Mining Corp was named to the 2007 TSX Venture 50TM, a ranking of Canada’s top emerging public companies listed on TSX Venture Exchange, as a “Top 10 Mining Company” based on a formula that includes revenue, return on investment, market cap growth, and trading volume. During his tenure John has helped raise over $100 million in equity or debt financing, conducted over $70 million in exploration and has grossed over $95 million in metal sales.
Mr. Williamson is a professional geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). He is also a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and Member of both the Society of Economic Geologists.
Sean Mager, B.Com.
Vice-President, CFO & Director
Mr. Mager has a Bachelor of Commerce (1989) from the University of Alberta with nearly twenty years experience in private and public management, including ten years in junior mining and exploration. From 1998 to 2000, he was the VP Corporate Development for a TSXV-listed northern logistics firm, Braden-Burry Expediting Ltd., serving mining and exploration clients. Since 2000, Mr. Mager has managed the corporate affairs and governance of a number of public companies. He is a founder of the Discovery Group of Companies and currently serves as: director and Chief Financial Officer for Committee Bay Resources Ltd., Brilliant Mining Corp. and Cedar Mountain Exploration Inc.; non-executive director for Indicator Minerals Inc., Kaminak Gold Corporation, and Corsa Capital Ltd.; and Chief Financial Officer for Grizzly Diamonds Inc.; all of which are listed on the TSXV.
Peter Kleespies, M.Sc, P.Geol.
Vice President of Exploration
Mr. Kleespies is a professional geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) and has 20 years experience in exploration geology for both precious and base metals in the Americas and Australia. He worked for both junior and senior companies, including BHP Minerals Canada Limited, Metallic Resources and Miramar Mining Corporation on a broad range of exploration projects including the High Lake and Hope Bay Greenstone Belts in the Slave Province, Archean - Proterozoic aged greenstones both in Canada, Venezuela, and Australia and younger intrusion related deposits within poly-deformed carbonate terrains in Mexico and Canada. His expertise ranges from conceptual project generation, grassroots exploration, large-scale surface and underground drill programs, deposit modeling and resource estimation. Mr. Kleespies has demonstrated the application of sound technical principles and ability to integrate complex geological, geochemical and geophysical datasets in the search for, and delineation of economically viable mineral deposits. Most recently he was a Senior Exploration Geologist with Committee Bay Resources Ltd. and formerly managed exploration projects at Hope Bay for Miramar Mining Corporation.
Mr. Kleespies has a Bachelor of Science (Hon. Geology) and Master of Science (Geology) from the University of Alberta
Ian Junk, BEng (Mining), MAusIMM, MCME
Mr. Junk holds a Bachelor Engineering (Mining) Hons. from the Western Australian School of Mines - Kalgoorlie (1990) and a WA 1st Class Mine Manager Ticket (1996). He is a former member of the Board of Management for WA School of Mines and a recipient of the Goldfields Business of the Year Award 2003 (Donegal Resources) and the 2003 E&Y Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Junk is currently a Director of various ASX and TSX listed companies and has 19 years experience in underground and open pit mining operations, both small and large scale in technical and managerial roles. Ian has gained a reputation for his excellent technical knowledge and for being a systematic, thorough mine manager, using a team-based approach to solve challenging situations. His mining experience has been gained in gold and base metal mines in Australia including various mines in the Mt Isa region in Queensland and many of the nickel mines around Kambalda in WA. Ian was instrumental in the formation and management of the Miitel Joint Venture, which was the successful tenderer for the Miitel and Wannaway mines sold by WMC Resources Ltd.
Charles Chebry, B.Sc., CMA
Mr. Chebry is the President, CEO, Chairman and Director of Cedar Mountain Exploration Inc.(TSXV:CED) since Jan. 1, 2007. Mr. Chebry is also involved in the following mineral exploration companies: Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Kaminak Gold Corporation.(TSXV:KAM), Chief Financial Officer Director of Kivalliq Energy Corp., Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Argonaut Exploration Inc. Mr. Chebry was Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and a Director of Olympia Financial Group Inc. (TSXV:OLY), from March 1997 to December 2006 and remains a Director. He served as the Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Olympia Trust Company from April 1999 to December 2006 and remains a Director. Mr. Chebry also served as the Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Eyelogic Systems Inc. (TSXV:EYE.A), an automated eyesight testing company, from April 1998 to December 2006 and remains a Director. Mr. Chebry has been a Director of Committee Bay Resources Inc., (TSXV:CBR), since July 2002 and served as President and founder of its predecessor company Arta Enterprises Inc. from December 2000 to July 2002. Mr. Chebry has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Craig Bentham, LLB
Mr. Bentham is a lawyer residing in Calgary, Alberta, practicing corporate, commercial and securities law. He has been a member of the Alberta Bar since 1992. His current and former positions include: Director of Argonaut Resources Inc., since 2007, Secretary of Cedar Mountain Exploration Inc. since 2007 (TXSV:CED), Director of Multiplied Media Corporation (formerly illumiCell Corporation) (TSXV:MMC) (2006 – present), President and CEO of Z28 Capital Corp., a TSXV listed company (2004 - 2006), Director of Corporate Development for Pinnacle Private Capital Corporation, a Calgary, Alberta based venture capital firm (2003-2005); Director of Indicator Minerals Inc. (TSXV: IME), (2004 - present); Director of Committee Bay Resources Inc. (TSXV:CBR), (2002 to present), Director of Lexoil Inc., a TSXV listed company, 2002 - 2003); President and Chief Executive Officer of Carvelle Capital Inc., a TSXV listed company (2001 - 2002).