Directors & Management

Bob Faris, President, CEO and acting CFO

Mr. Faris is a business consultant with 30 years of diverse experience in the Canadian investment and junior capital markets. Previously, Mr. Faris worked with War Eagle Mining for 15 years, holding various positions including Vice‐President, Corporate Development. He also served as a business development consultant to many junior companies involved in oil and gas exploration, mineral exploration and the technology sector.

Melvin Plenny (Plen) Dickson P.Eng, Director

Mr. Dickson graduated from Mount Allison University with a B.Sc. Geology and has in excess of 30 years of experience from grassroots to production in the mineral exploration and mining industry, including management positions in the development, construction and mine production in Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, West Africa and China. Plen Dickson, P.Eng is a qualified person for the purposes of NI 43‐101.

Scott Ansell, Director

Scott Ansell has an engineering background with over 25 years of expertise in project management, feasibility studies, permitting and mining finance. Scott was most recently VP Project Development for Sunridge Gold where he managed the completion of prefeasibility studies, feasibility and environmental and social studies for the Asmara Project in Eritrea, which led to the awarding of a mining license by the government of Eritrea. Scott was previously Technical Director of Studies and Manager of Consulting, Geology and Mining for AMEC Americas, located in Lima, Peru and Vancouver, Canada. He has previous experience in Africa with Nevsun Resources as Project Manager in Mali and Eritrea.

Monita Faris, Corporate Secretary

Ms. Monita Faris was educated at the University of Central Florida and obtained her BA in English. Based in Vancouver, she has worked as a consultant for the past 15 years providing corporate and securities compliance services to private and public companies. Ms. Faris actively attends securities programs and courses offered by the B.C. Securities Commission, the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and the Toronto Stock Exchange. She is currently responsible for the corporate and regulatory compliance aspects of several OTCBB, TSX, TSX.V and Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) listed companies.  


Matt Collins,  B.Sc., Mining Engineer

Mr. Collins received his B.Sc, Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and his work experience includes manager, general manager, supervisor/project lead up to Chief Operating Officer for various mining operations in North America over the last 21 years. Mr. Collins extensive experience includes all aspects of mining engineering, mine management, extractive metallurgy and mining in general, including safety, environmental permitting and compliance, and reclamation.