Jonathan George, BSc. Geol

President & CEO, Director

Jonathan George, BSc. Geology, is a geologist and entrepreneur, and has been active in all aspects of mineral exploration, development and resource capital markets for over 35 years, with projects throughout the world.

He has held senior positions with numerous publicly traded resource companies over the years, most notably as the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Creston Moly Corp. where he oversaw the advancement of Mexico's largest molybdenum deposit to the Prefeasibility stage in under 2 years, resulting in a valuation at the time of $560 million. Creston merged with Mercator Minerals in a transaction valued at $178 million.

As the President and CEO of ESO Uranium Corp., Jon was instrumental in that company assembling and exploring one of the largest and most prospective land packages in the Athabasca Basin, where ultimately Alpha Minerals (ESO's successor) and Fission Energy made the rich Patterson Lake South uranium discovery.

Kenneth R. Holmes, LLB


Mr. Holmes began his legal career in 1982 and spent ten years in a predominantly corporate and securities practice, but which also included a full complement of commercial, real estate, tax technology and intellectual property matters and often had international issues and elements. This resulted in exposure to and an understanding of a broad range of businesses and transactions, including natural resources (mining, oil and gas) companies.

Since 1991, Mr. Holmes has been acting as in-house counsel and senior management of, or consulting to, companies, public and private, involved in businesses ranging from natural resource exploration, franchising, television production and gaming.

Kent Ausburn, PhD, PGeo


Dr. Ausburn is a senior geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mineral exploration/mining industry, with three years experience as a consulting hydrogeologist, leading to a focus on property acquisition with equity positions in both private and public companies. He has extensive field and management experience in the minerals business in a wide variety of mineral deposits, rock types and geologic terrains.

He has worked and managed exploration programs in several countries including the Western USA, Alaska, Mexico, Colombia, SW Mainland China and Malaysia and has also consulted for several environmental consulting companies in the highly competitive and regulatory-complex Los Angeles-Orange County areas of Southern California.

Dean Besserer, BSc, PGeo


Mr. Besserer has more than two decades of mineral exploration experience working in over 50 countries, including across much of North America and often leading projects with annual exploration budgets exceeding US$20 million. Mr. Besserer was previously Vice-President and Partner at APEX Geoscience Ltd., a consulting firm with offices in Canada, South America and Australia, with clients including BHP Billiton, De Beers, North Country Gold and Kaminak Gold. In addition, Mr. Besserer previously served as a director of Brilliant Mining, Niblack Resources, Sentosa Mining and VP Exploration for various junior mining companies. He is a Professional Geologist and a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").

John A. Greig, MSc, PGeo


At age 70, John has played a key role in a number of successful exploration/development projects since 1969, both in Canada and internationally. He is experienced in the management and financing of public companies. Mr. Greig currently serves as a Director of Blackstone Ventures Inc., a TSX-V listed company and New Tech Lithium Corp., a Canadian National Stock Exchange listed company.

Mr. Grieg was a founder of Sutton Resources Ltd. (TSX and NASDAQ), Cumberland Resources Ltd. (TSX and AMEX) and EuroZinc Mining Corp. (TSX and AMEX) He served as a director from 1979 to 1999, and senior officer from 1979 to 1996, of Sutton Resources Ltd. He served as a director from 1979 to 2004, and Chairman from 1993 to 2004, of Cumberland Resources Ltd. He also served as a director from 1999 to 2006, and Chairman from 1999 to 2002, of EuroZinc Mining Corp.

Sutton Resources owned a 100% interest in the major Bulyanhulu gold depost (now a mine) in Tanzania and was bought by Barrick Gold for $350 million in 1999. EuroZinc Mining Corp. owned 100% of the giant Nerves Corvo copper/zinc mine in Portugal and merged in 2006 with Lundin Mining Corporation. EuroZinc’s market capitalization just prior to the merger was approximately $1.8 billion.

Mr. Greig served from 1985 to 2000 as a director of Winspear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V), which owned 70% of the Snap Lake diamond deposit (now a mine) in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Winspear was taken over by DeBeers for $260 million.

Mr. Greig served from 1990 to 2005 as a director of Dynamic Oil and Gas Inc. (TSX and NASDAQ), which was sold to an income trust for approximately $105 million and from 2005 to 2006 he served as a director of Shellbridge Oil and Gas Inc. (TSX-V) which was sold to True Energy for approximately $60 million in shares of True Energy Trust.

Mr. Greig holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from McGill University, Montreal, and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He has a Professional Geoscientist designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Greig is also a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.