Mr. Watson has over 30 years experience in the mineral resource industry. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Watson was the President of Pan-Nevada Gold Corporation which, prior to the completion of its plan of arrangement with Midway Gold Corp. effective April 13, 2007, was a TSX Venture Exchange listed company focused on the acquisition, exploration and expansion of advanced stage gold projects in Nevada. From 1979 to 1993, Mr. Watson was the President and CEO of Horizon Gold Corporation, which was listed on NASDAQ from 1986 to 1993. Horizon Gold Corporation built and operated two open pit, heap leach mines in Nevada during the period from 1985 to 1992. Currently, Mr. Watson is a director of Prospero Silver Corp. which is a TSX-V listed company operating in Mexico. Mr. Watson holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Texas and an M.Sc. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Dr. Hennigh is currently Chairman and formerly CEO of Novo Resources Corp. (NVO: TSXV) which is a Canadian corporation actively exploring for gold in Western Australia. Prior to founding Novo, Dr. Hennigh was the President of Exploration and Chief Geologist of Evolving Gold Corporation. Dr Hennigh is credited with the discovery of the Rattlesnake Hills deposit, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA. From May 2007 to March 2008, Dr. Hennigh was the Vice-President of Exploration for Evolving Gold Corp. From May 2004 to March 2007, Mr. Hennigh served as Senior Research Geologist with Newmont Mining Corporation. Dr. Hennigh has worked throughout North America, in Europe, Australia, Asia and South America with several mining companies and has spent years developing regional concepts for the exploration for buried gold deposits, particularly in Nevada. Mr. Hennigh holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri and an MSc. and Ph.D from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geology and of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.
Dr. Christensen is a geologist with over 35 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. Since 2003, Dr. Christensen has been a consulting minerals exploration geologist with Hardrock Mineral Exploration Incorporated of Colorado. He was previously with Newmont Mining Corporation for 21 years. From 1985-1989, Dr. Christensen served as Exploration Manager for Newmont Exploration Limited and Carlin Gold Mining Corporation in northeastern Nevada with responsibility for exploration and mine geology on the Carlin trend. From 1989 to 1991, Christensen was Vice President of Exploration for Newmont Gold Company. From 1991 to 2000, Dr. Christensen was appointed Chief Geologist for Newmont Mining Corporation, with responsibility for technical oversight of Newmont’s worldwide exploration and mine geology programs. Dr. Christensen has worked in 26 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America. Dr. Christensen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Geology from Stanford University.
Mr. Zyla has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp. since June 2010 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Buccaneer Gold Corp. since November 2009. Previous to this Mr. Zyla has held other director and officer positions in public companies and has also provided his services as a self-employed consultant to the mining industry.
Mr. Ball is a fifth generation mining professional with over 25 years of experience in mining engineering, corporate finance, business development and marketing, and most recently held the position of President and CEO of Redstar Gold Corp. Mr. Ball has held various management and senior executive roles for numerous companies, including Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, Echo Bay Mines Ltd., Eldorado Gold Corp., Argentex Mining Corp., and Columbus Gold Corp. He currently serves as Chairman & CEO of Golden Peak Minerals Inc., Vice President Operations for Bonterra Resources Inc. and is a director of several publicly listed companies. Mr. Ball is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and Georgian Business College.
CEO and Director of Invenio Resources Corp. from December 2010 to July 2014; President of Gitennes Exploration Inc. since February 2012 and Director since April 2000; President of Highwood Advisory, a private financial consulting firm since 1998.
Mr. Schmitz is the Principal and President of ASI Accounting Services Inc., which has provided administrative, accounting and office services to public and private companies since July 1995. Mr. Schmitz has served as a Director and/or Chief Financial Officer of various public companies since 1997, and currently holds these positions with various public and private companies.