Mr. Macdonald is a founder and principal of Macdonald Tuskey, Corporate and Securities Lawyers, a boutique securities and corporate finance firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia established in April 2008. Prior thereto, from February 1998 to April 2008, Mr. Macdonald was a partner with Clark Wilson LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance / Securities Practice Group. Since May 2008 Mr. Macdonald has been a director of Blackbird Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration company listed on the Exchange and was also the President of Blackbird from May 2008 until February 2013. In addition, Mr. Macdonald currently serves as a director of Viscount Mining Corp., a position he has held since October 2011, a director of Patriot Petroleum Corp. since December 2015 and a director and founder of Black Lion Capital Corp. since its inception on January 20, 2015. Mr. Macdonald was also previously a director of First Americas Gold Corporation, formerly Pannonia Ventures Corp. and Benz Capital Corp. Mr. Macdonald has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since February 1998 and a member of the New York State Bar since February 2002.
Mr. Morris is owner of Ruby Mountain GIS, founded in 2003 and specializing in property and project evaluations and acquisitions. He has over 37 years of experience in the minerals industry, exploring for precious and base metals, uranium, lithium and other minerals in a variety of geologic environments, with an emphasis in the western U.S., particularly Nevada, Alaska, and Yukon, Canada. His experience with lithium brine deposits in western Nevada dates from 2010. He has held exploration geologist positions at various companies during his career, including Gulf Mineral Resources Corp., Fischer Watt Mining Company, Barrick Gold Exploration, Placer Dome Corp., Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., U.S. Gold Corp. (McEwen Mining), and Kinross Gold Corp. Mr. Morris has supervised numerous generative and drilling projects including planning, budgeting, permitting, contract administration, reclamation, and reporting. Mr. Morris is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), a Licensed Geologist in the state of Utah, USA, and a Registered Professional Geologist in the State of Alaska, USA. Mr. Morris is a fellow with the Society of Economic Geologists, a member and past officer of the Geological Society of Nevada, and a member of the Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition.
In 2015, Ursula Mowat, along with Peter Bradshaw and Ron Britten of FPX Nickel Inc was the recipient of the H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration in recognition of their efforts in identifying and commencing development of a new type of nickel deposit exemplified by the Decar project in central British Columbia. It is rare to identify a new deposit type and even more unusual to then become the first to significantly advance one. Ms. Mowat, after graduating from the university of British Columbia with a B.Sc. in geology and then working for several mining companies, turned to prospecting in the Mount Sidney Williams area. She acquired claims in 1986, which she then option portions of the ground to junior companies exploring for gold over the next decade. Aware of the potential for chromite, nickel and platinum group elements, Ms. Mowat noted that petrographic PhD work from Peter Whittaker indicated the presence of natural occurring nickel-iron alloy called awaruite in several samples. By honoring her with this award it recognized her part in the discovery of an important and unique, bulk tonnage, low-grade nickel deposit.
Mr. Fernback has over 25 years of finance experience as a director and officer of public and private technology, natural resources, health and biosciences companies. In the past, he has held senior executive positions within the investment banking and venture capital industries, as well as progressively senior executive officer positions within growing businesses, including CubicFarms Systems Corp., ModoHR Technologies, Fuse Cobalt, Deep-South Resources and Ronin8 Technologies. In addition to these senior finance and operations positions, Mr. Fernback has successfully worked as a consultant in a variety of industries including biotechnology, software, hospitality, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, and real estate development. Mr. Fernback has served on the board of numerous companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”). He currently holds directorships in TSXV-listed Deep-South Resources and Tri Capital Opportunities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration degree specializing in Finance from the University of British Columbia. He is also a designated Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
Bill Morton, MSc. P.GEO
Bill has an impressive 40+ years in the fields of mining and geoscience, and nearly 20 years in a senior management position for public resource companies. He has been involved with several major metal exploration projects across Canada, the USA, and in Mexico. Bill is a member of APEGBC, and holds or has held director positions for Eastfield Resources Ltd., Lorrain Copper Corp., Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd., and Consolidated Woodjam Copper Corp. Bill has his B.Sc. from Carleton University, and completed his graduate studies from UBC.
J. Malcolm Bell
Mr. J. Malcolm Bell has over 50 years of industry experience either as principal, senior officer, or director. In 1980, he founded Hi-Tec Resource Management Ltd., a minerals exploration company providing geological consulting services in Western Canada, the Yukon and the North West Territories. In 1986, he founded the International Investment and Business Opportunities Exposition, the first trade show company in Vancouver that provided private public companies the opportunity to showcase themselves to an international audience. In 1997, he co-founded British Canadian Mines Ltd., the largest privately held mineral exploration company in Newfoundland, and subsequently completed a $13-million reverse merger into publicly traded Canaco Resources Ltd. In 2002, he helped negotiate a $20-million merger between Olympic Resources and Whittier Energy Corp., and in 2003, he co-founded PB Energy Partners, an oil and gas exploration partnership. Currently, Mr. Bell is the managing director of Malcolm Bell & Associates Ltd., a private Vancouver, B.C., In addition to activities in mineral exploration in North and south America the Company arranges and sources capital for private and public companies engaged in mining, renewable energy and technology ventures.
Jacques Houle, P. Eng.
QP & Geological Advisor
42 years of experience in exploration and mining industry, including 13 years at management level, 5 years U/G mine geology, 3 years with government, and 17 years as an independent consultant and QP.