Management and Directors

Albert (Rick) Timcke

Executive Chairman and President and Director

Mr. Timcke is a Vancouver based entrepreneur and financier who has been involved in public equity market roles for more than 30 years. Specializing in the marketing, funding, restructuring and formation of Canadian-based resource issuers listed on both Canadian and US exchanges.

Over his career, Mr. Timcke has senior roles in listed public companies ranging from Investor Relations to being an Officer and Director. Previously held positions include: CEO of Northern Lights Resources Corp., March 2007 – Currently as Executive Chairman and President; Director of LiCo Energy Corp., September 2016 – January 2017; Investor Relations of Nevada Energy Metals Inc., August 2016 – February 2017; Corporate Development/Investor Relations of Auracle Resources Ltd., August 2012 – October, 2012; President, CEO and Director of Tajiri Resources Corp., April 2011 – July 2012

Jason Bahnsen, B.Sc. Mining Engineering, MBA

CEO and Director

Mr. Bahnsen is a Canadian mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in natural resources finance and operations. Jason’s career has spanned a broad range of roles in the resources industry. He began his career in mine development, working for underground mine contracting companies in Canada, Indonesia and Australia. He has held production roles at several gold and base metal mine operations in capacities as mine planning engineer, project engineer and shift boss. Following several years working with Rio Tinto in Australia where Jason was involved in mine feasibility study work and business development roles, he moved into investment banking. Jason spent approximately 10 years working as a resource banker working with firms including Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank, and Fox Davies Capital on major international resource acquisition and equity market transactions. Following a successful career in banking, Jason became involved in resource company development and has held CEO roles for several private and listed resource exploration and development companies. Mr. Bahnsen holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Queen’s University in Kingston and an MBA from University of New England, Australia.

Mr. Richard A. Kelertas, BscF. MscF.

Independent Director

For over 35 years, Mr. Kelertas has held various positions in corporate Canada, encompassing sales, marketing, corporate development, corporate banking and equity capital markets. For 25 years, he has been a top ranked Equity Analyst and worked for various national and international firms.  

Mr. Kelertas was recently Manager – Special Projects (Pulp & Paper) at Resolute Forest Products Ltd., and before that served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development At Allana Potash Corp. from May 1, 2012 to July 28, 2015. Previously he served as Vice President and Senior Financial Analyst at Dundee Canada and Scotia McLeod. He has also held senior corporate banking positions at National Bank of Canada and the Mercantile Bank of Canada. Before that he worked in the resources division of Noranda Inc and held various sales, marketing and corporate development positions.

He has served as a Director of Strata Minerals Inc. From July 24, 2012 to April 01, 2016 and was CEO of Celeste Mining Corp. from March 2013 until November, 2015.

Gordon Tainton

Independent Director

Mr. Tainton has over 27 years of experience at senior management levels in various sectors of the fertilizer industry, including inspection and testing services across all commodities, distribution, port/terminal development, trading, shipping, off-take agreements, and project finance. Within management teams, he has financed and developed port/terminal projects for bulk liquid and solid products in the Americas, Asia and Oceania. He spent eight years with Sumitomo Corp. of Tokyo sourcing, purchasing and delivering key intermediate bulk and bagged products to the phosphate production industry. In 1992, he participated in a management led acquisition of Inspectorate plc, one of the world's largest independent control services groups, which was subsequently sold to British Standards Institute in 1998. Since 2010 Mr. Tainton has held various executive and non-executive Board positions in both public and private companies. Gordon is currently President and Director of CROPS INC, a TSX.V listed company developing a large scale phosphate project in Peru.

Graham Keevil

Non-Executive Director

Graham Keevil brings 13 years of public company experience; specifically in the funding and management of Publicly Traded Resources Issues.

He has worked with Teck Resources, Selkirk Metals, Pure Diamonds, Cross Lake Minerals, and a variety of other public ventures.  Graham has been President of Tajiri Resources since July 2013.

Leon Ho, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ho is a chartered professional accountant working at Cross Davis & Company LLP, a chartered professional accountant firm providing accounting services to publicly listed entities, primarily in the mining sector. Mr. Ho works directly with mining chief executive officers and directors, assisting with their regulatory and accounting needs.

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