Patrick Elliott, MSc. MBA

President & CEO, and Director

Mr. Elliott has over 17 years experience in mineral exploration and resource sector finance and marketing experience.  He is an accomplished economic geologist with a BSc. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, a MSc. in Mineral Economics and an MBA in Finance from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. 

Samantha Shorter


Mrs. Shorter has over a decade of experience in providing reporting, assurance and accounting services to private and publicly traded companies. She left public practice in 2011, where she acted in the capacity of Audit Manager with a major Canadian accounting firms and has since taken on a variety of leadership roles.  Working with resources companies in diverse jurisdictions, she has experience in international treasury, tax and operations management. 

Paul Johnston, PhD.

VP Exploration

Mr. Johnston is a professional geologist with 30 years experience in the mining industry. His career as a mine geologist began at the Hemlo Gold deposit with Noranda. In 1996, he joined the exploration group at Teck Resources Limited (TSX-V: TECK) and amassed extensive international experience in early to advanced stage exploration through a variety of technical and management roles in Southeast Asia, Australia, North America, and South America, including Regional Chief Geoscientist for South America. 

Manuel Montoya, MSc.

General Manager Peru

Mr. Montoya has over 36 years of experience in the mining and oil & gas industry. He started his career as a Mining Exploration Geologist and Senior Geologist with the Peruvian Geological Survey. Next, he spent 14 years working in the Petroleum Industry in Peru as a Senior Exploration and Production Geologist for all Peruvian oil operations and later as a consultant.

Anna Dalaire

VP Corp Dev. & Corp Sec.

Ms. Dalaire has over 15 years of corporate compliance and investor communications experience. This unique combination of knowledge gives her a solid understanding of all facets of managing a public company and helps ensure the marketing efforts are compliant under relevant regulations. She plays a key role in providing services and advice to the Board and Management, ensuring positive communication and a constructive working relationship exists between both. 

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