Board of Directors

Christopher Taylor, M.Sc. P. Geo,

CEO & Director

Structural and economic geologist with 20 years of industry and research experience with both mid-tier producer and junior exploration companies. Founder, CEO and Director of TSX-V listed Dunnedin Ventures and Great Bear Resources. Led the successful Dunnedin spin-out of Solstice Gold Inc and is a current Director.

Claudia Tornquist, M.Eng, MBA,

President and Director

Formerly General Manager at Rio Tinto working extensively with Rio Tinto’s diamond operations in Canada and Australia. Also held the position of Executive VP Business Development for the royalty company Sandstorm Gold Ltd., financing junior mining companies with stream finance, equity and debt. Director of Kennady Diamonds and Silver One Resources.

Chad Ulansky, B.Sc. P. Geo,


Professional geologist, is currently President and CEO of Metalex Ventures Ltd. and Cantex Mine Development Corp., as well as serving as director of several public and private mineral exploration companies. Mr. Ulansky has diamond exploration experience that includes the original Ekati diamond discovery and has since spanned fifteen countries on four continents.

Gary Schellenberg, B.Sc. Geology,


Economic geologist and explorationist with 30 years of industry experience including diamond exploration in the Northgroupwest Territories. President of Coast Mountain Geological Ltd., a Vancouver-based geological consulting. Founding director of Winspear Resources, which sold the Snap Lake diamond mine to DeBeers in the 1990’s.

Steven Krause, CPA, CA, ICD.D


CFO of Viva Gold Corp. and former CFO of Bear Creek Mining. Former chairman of Luna Gold, where he led the $360m merger with JDL Gold to form Trek Mining.

Tony Ricci, CPA, CA

CFO and Director

Chartered Professional Accountant with 25+ years for Canadian and US listed public companies. Former Director and CFO of mining companies with a combined market capitalization near $2 billion including Norsmont Mining, Keegan Resources (currently Asanko Gold Inc), Petaquilla Minerals and Petaquilla Copper. Formerly with KPMG and AMEC Engineering Inc.


Charles (Chuck) Fipke, Ph.D.,

Technical Advisor

Discoverer of Canada’s first diamond mine at Ekati, NWT, Dr. Fipke’s vision and scientific insight was instrumental in the emergence of the Canadian diamond industry. Dr. Fipke is a world-renowned expert on diamond exploration and indicator mineral geochemistry and has received an honorary Doctorate of Technology from Okanagan University College and numerous awards.

John Robins, P.Geo


Driving force within the Vancouver mining sector as co-founder of Hunter Exploration, Stornoway Diamond, Kivalliq Energy, North Country Gold and Kaminak Gold. Mr. Robins was also involved in the successful sale/merger of several public companies including  Kaminak Gold (Goldcorp), Grayd Resources (Agnico Eagle), Troon Resources (Grenville Strategic Royalty), Arauco Minerals (Kinross), Creston Moly (Mercator) and Northair Silver (Kootenay Silver).

Jim Paterson, B.Comm


Mr. Paterson has 19 years of corporate experience with North American publicly traded companies, participating in acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-outs, reverse transactions and IPO’s. Since January 2010, Mr. Paterson has been involved as an executive or as an active director of companies which have raised in excess of $175 million in equity financings.

Tom McCandless, Ph.D., P.Geo,

Technical Advisor

Diamond specialist with over 35 years of diamond-specific industry experience including Chief Mineralogist for Stornoway Diamond Corp., Ashton Mining and Superior Minerals. Conducted historic morphology studies on diamonds from the Kahuna project.

Patrick McAndless, B.Sc. P.Geo,

Technical Advisor

Decorated veteran explorationist with over 40 years of industry experience and a track record of mine discovery. Recipient of the prestigious BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines H. H. “Spud” Huestiss Award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration.

Gilles Arseneau, Ph.D. P.Geo,

Technical Advisor

Geological resource specialist with over 30 years of exploration project management and geostatistical mineral resource estimate and reserve audit experience. Former Manager of Geology at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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