John Williamson - Chairman and Director

John has a Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Geology, (1988) from the University of Alberta. He is an independent consultant and entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience, including 17 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; North Country Gold Corp. (since April 2010), Niblack Mineral Developments Inc. (April 2010 to January 2012), CBR Gold Corp. (August 1998 to May 2010), Brilliant Resources Inc. (since September 2003); Indicator Minerals Inc. (April 2001 to March 2005); Kaminak Gold Corporation (since November 2005), and Graphite One Resources Inc. (since March 2006), Corsa Coal Corp., Altiplano Minerals Ltd., and Australian-listed Sentosa Mining Ltd. During his career, John has been instrumental in financing over $250 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 the Society of Economic Geologists.


Brian Budd - Chief Executive Officer and Director

Brian Budd of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, has served with North Country Gold Corp. (NCG: TSX-V) as a Director, Corporate Secretary and VP of Corporate Development, and has played an integral role in the company's financing, public relations and corporate development activities since 2009.  In addition, Mr. Budd currently serves as Director for Graphite One Resources Inc. (GPH: TSX-V); and as VP of Corporate Development for Brilliant Resources Inc. (BLT: TSX-V). Mr. Budd has an extensive management and corporate development background with over 25 years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the resource and high tech industries. His experience includes the development and execution of comprehensive business plans, corporate communication programs and strategies for both the domestic and international markets.


Peter Kleespies - President and Director

Peter Kleespies of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is a professional geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) and has 22 years’ experience in exploration geology for both precious and base metals in the Americas and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon. Geology) and Master of Science (Geology) from the University of Alberta. Mr. Kleespies is currently the VP Exploration for North Country Gold Corp. (NCG: TSX-V) and serves as a Director on the boards of Graphite One Resources Inc. (GPH: TSX-V) and Brilliant Resources Inc. (BLT: TSX-V). His prior experience with junior and senior mining companies includes BHP Minerals Canada Limited, Metallica Resources Inc. 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, as well as younger intrusion related deposits within poly-deformed carbonate terrains in Mexico and Canada. His expertise ranges from conceptual project generation and grassroots exploration to 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.


Sean Mager - Director

Sean has a Bachelor of Commerce (1989) from the University of Alberta and more than twenty years of experience in management and governance of private and public enterprise, including serving as President of an aboriginal development corporation; as Industry Analyst for the Government of Canada's Northwest Territories; and as VP Corporate Development of a publicly listed mining logistics company. Since 1998, Mr. Mager has co-founded and developed several public companies that have conducted mineral exploration and mining worldwide, with precious metal, base metal and diamond interests in North and South America, Australia, Asia and Africa.

He has served as President, Vice President, Director and/or Chief Financial Officer for several TSXV and ASX listed companies, including North Country Gold Corp, Niblack Mineral Development Inc, Brilliant Resources Inc., Graphite One Resources Inc., Kaminak Gold Corporation, Indicator Minerals Inc., Corsa Coal Corp., Altiplano Minerals Ltd. and Grizzly Discoveries Inc.

Of these, Brilliant Resources Inc. was named in 2007 and 2008 to the "TSX Venture 50T", 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.


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