San Simon Project - Bolivia
Accelerate the development of San Simon into a world class Gold mine.
Hans J. Rasmussen, M.Sc.
President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Mr. Rasmussen has over 25 years of professional experience in the mining industry as a geophysicist / geologist. He was appointed President of Eaglecrest in January 2007, adding to his previous title of Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rasmussen has held senior positions with mining exploration companies in North and South America and worked as a consultant with clients that included Teck Cominco Ltd., Quadra Mining Ltd. and Mansfield Minerals Inc. His experience includes conducting and managing all geological and geophysical aspects of exploration, commercial transactions and investor relations. His prior employment included four years with Newmont Exploration Ltd., 12 years with the Kennecott Exploration / Rio Tinto group, including three years as Country Manager of Argentina and Bolivia. Most recently, Mr. Rasmussen was Chief Geophysicist with White Knight Resources. Mr. Rasmussen is an active member of the Society of Exploration Geologists, Northwest Mining Association and the Geologic Society of Nevada. He graduated with a Master of Science from the University of Utah, and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and physics from Southern Oregon State College.
Dr. Odin Christensen
Dr. Christensen worked with Newmont Mining Corporation for over twenty years. His most recent position was as Exploration Manager – Bolivia. He was responsible for mine geology at the Kori Kollo mine—then the largest gold mine in Bolivia—as well as leading all of Newmont’s exploration programs in Bolivia. Before his posting in Bolivia, he was Newmont’s Chief Geologist—responsible for oversight of the technical quality of Newmont's worldwide geology programs. When he was Newmont’s Exploration Manager in the late 1980’s, he guided the exploration teams that were responsible for transforming the Carlin Trend from a single mine into the largest gold district in the US—and one of the most prolific gold districts in the world. Dr. Christensen has participated in exploration and mine development programs in 26 countries. He holds a PhD in Geology from Stanford and is an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist and a Qualified Person.
Dr. Thomas Henricksen
Thomas Henricksen has 35 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry. Previous employers include Bear Creek Mining Company, Kennecott Exploration and Rio Tinto Exploration. During the past 10 years he has been a consultant geologist in South America, holding various positions with Rio Tinto Exploration in Peru and Bolivia and Norsemont Mining in Peru. He is currently consulting for Apoquindo Minerals in Peru and Chile. Dr. Henricksen received his B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in 1969, and his PhD in Economic Geology from Oregon State University in 1974.
Mr. Zdebiak finished his post secondary education in 1980. Paul, successfully earned two diplomas, One in Arts & Science, the other in Finance and Investment. Initial business experience started as a life underwriter with North American Life in 1980. In 1984, Paul successfully completed both the Canadian and the US. Futures Examinations and was granted the title of "Registered Futures Representative" (RCR). Paul joined Conti Commodities of Vancouver, BC, specialized in gold futures trading, including using options on gold futures contracts. Later on Conti Commodities was acquired by Refco Commodities. In 1988, Paul successfully completed both the Canadian Securities Examination (Honours) and the Registered Representative Examination. in 1988, Paul joined Georgia Pacific Securities of Vancouver BC as a "Registered Investment Advisor" specializing in small capitalization companies including equity financings. Also in 1988, Paul successfully completed level one of the CFA program. In 1990 he joined the equity firm of McDermid St. Lawrence in Vancouver, BC., which was well known for its expertise in mining equities. Paul started to specialize in Latin American mining properties as of 1991, travelling to: Costa Rica, Brazil, Venezuela and Bolivia seeking investment grade mining properties. In 1994, Paul started to raise the initial equity investment in Eaglecrest Explorations and was a large supporter of the Bolivian Project. In 1996 Paul, visited Bolivia to perform his due diligence on the Eaglecrest program and has continued to support the project. In October 2002, Paul left the securities industry after 14 years to become a Director of Eaglecrest Explorations Ltd. Paul has continued to raised funds for the Company and help perform the daily duties; including shareholder communication, stock certificate issuance, issuers correspondence, news releases and dissemination, trade show presentations and maintaining compliance with the Toronto Stock Exchange and the British Columbia Securities Commission.
J. Frank Callaghan
Mr. Callaghan became a Director of EEL on February 15, 2005. Mr. Callaghan is President and Director of several mining and exploration companies, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. He is President and controlling shareholder of Standard Drilling & Engineering Ltd.
Mr. Howard Stevenson, MBA
Mr. Howard Stevenson, MBA has 20 years of experience in mineral economics, financial evaluation and merger and acquisition, 18 years of which were spent with Gold Fields of South Africa working on projects around the world. Mr. Stevenson began as an engineer with Gencor, then after two and half years joined Gold Fields in the Mineral Economics Division, which was a unique multi-disciplinary team of mining investment analysts that undertook all the financial and economic analysis related to Gold Fields' strategic business decisions. Mr. Stevenson also transitioned to International Acquisitions Manager for the new Gold Fields Ltd. then Vice President, Business Development for Gold Fields Exploration Inc. in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Stevenson later became Managing Director of Gold Fields Finland Oy and General Manager of the Arctic Platinum project for four years, then returned to Denver as Vice President of Corporate Development for Gold Fields Limited. When Gold Fields acquired Bolivar Gold Corporation in March 2006, Mr. Stevenson was appointed Vice President, Venezuelan Operations. After one year running Gold Fields’ Venezuelan operations Mr. Stevenson joined Meridian Gold Company as Vice President of Business Development until its merger with Yamana Gold.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jung became the Chief Financial Officer of EEL in October 2003 and has over 25 years experience in the areas of finance and business with a major international chartered accounting firm and a TSX Venture Exchange company.
Vice President, Exploration
Walter Lienhard has more than 25 years of mining experience with Bear Creek Mining Company and Kennecott Exploration. In his previous positions, Mr. Lienhard was involved in all phases of exploration in Latin America, including project and country management with Kennecott and junior exploration companies. He received a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Arizona in 1976.
Dr. Keith Campbell
Dr. Campbell joined Eaglecrest on January 1, 2008, as Senior Geologist for the Company's San Simon project in Bolivia. Dr. Campbell has over 20 years of exploration experience, including companies such as Bolivar Goldfields and Bema in Venezuela and Chile, as well as other junior companies in Nevada and Colorado. Dr. Campbell received his PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006. He received an MSc in Economic Geology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 1994 and his BSc in Geology from Fort Lewis, Colorado in 1985. Dr. Campbell is bilingual due to his extensive work experience in South America.
Mr. Ramos joined Eaglecrest on February 1 2008 as Resource Specialist and Computer Analyst. Mr. Ramos has 10 years experience in Argentina and Nevada with all aspects of database management and computer skills, and most importantly with multiple resource calculations for companies such as Gryphon Gold Corp, Midway Gold Corp and Golden Phoenix Minerals Inc. Mr. Ramos received his BSc in Computer, Applications for Metals Exploration and Mining from the University of Salta, Salta, Argentina, in 1996.
Dr. Jorge Forgues Valverde
President, Eaglecrest Explorations Bolivia (EEBOL)
Dr Forgues is a corporate lawyer who sits on or has been on the board of several banks, insurance companies and industrial enterprises in Bolivia. As well as being President of EEBOL, Dr. Forgues also provides legal advice and community relations oversight.
Terrence E. King
Mr. King is partner of the law firm Holmes and King and provides legal advice to the Company. Mr. King became the Corporate Secretary of EEL in October 2003 and he has over 25 years of experience in corporate law, finance and securities industry.
Gary W. Hawthorn, B.Sc., P. Eng. (B.C.)
Mr. Hawthorn who has been an independent consultant for the Company since March 2004, is a graduate of the Queens University, Canada with a BSc from 1964. He has more than 40 years mineral processing experience in the mining and exploration industry with major mining companies and since 1982 as an independent mineral processing consultant working in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa in precious and base metals mines and projects.