Management & Directors

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Jack Bal
Position: President, CFO, Director

Mr. Bal is a business executive, with over 15 years of experience in the resource industry and public markets. Mr. Bal has numerous contacts in several international countries known for precious metal mining and has invaluable experience in identifying potential mineral property acquisitions. In this respect Mr. Bal has been involved in mining review projects and has traveled to numerous jurisdictions to review such projects including Peru, USA, Chile, Mexico and Canada. Mr. Bal has been involved in public relations and marketing in the resource sector with contacts in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and has raised in excess of $50m for listed junior resource companies in the field of mining, oil and gas and high technology. In a management capacity, Mr. Bal has been a CEO of a TSX publicly listed company and is currently a director with a number of TSX listed companies including CMC Metals, Grenville Gold, and Fiber-crown Manufacturing. Furthermore, Mr. Bal, was the founding member and Vice President and Director of Appareo Software Inc., which in 2002 did over $9m in revenue and was the founder and past CEO and Director of Musgrove Minerals a TSX publicly listed company.

 
Derek Stonehouse
Position: VP Exploration and Director

Mr. Stonehouse has over 20 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. As a geological consultant for Northern Blizzard Resources, Mr. Stonehouse identified and drilled over 140 horizontal wells increasing his pool from 1000 bbls/d to 4000 bbls/d. Mr. Stonehouse has contributed to many public and private companies such as Dejour Energy, Storm Resources, Dunvegan Energy and Equitorial Energy.

 
Greg Campbell
Position: Corporate Secretary and Director

Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Northern British Columbia and a Bachelor of Business Education from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Campbell was a founder of Argo Energy Corp. a private oil and gas company involved in exploration and production. Since 2007, Mr. Campbell has been a business education teacher in School District 41. Prior to 2007, he was the Business Manager for a technology company involved in water analysis and worked in the banking industry where he received his Canadian Securities and Conduct and Practice certification.

 
Thomas Bugg
Position: Director

Mr. Bugg has been involved in the oil and gas industry for the past 30 years through public and private companies and has significant experience drilling directional, horizontal, deep gas and heavy oil wells in both the United States and Western Canada. Mr. Bugg has been involved in founding a number of oil industry companies including Beau Canada Exploration Limited where as Chairman, CEO and President he directed the Company from 0 productions in 1988 to over 18,000 bopd by early 2000. Additionally, Mr. Bugg was also one of the original founders of Ensign Drilling Limited. Ensign is now one of the largest drilling contractors in North America with a market capitalization of several billion dollars. Furthermore, Mr. Bugg was recently a past director of Ceiba Energy Services, a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange that provides environment services to the oil industry.

 
Jay Roberge
Position: Director

Mr. Roberge has nearly 20 years of business and public company experience, having served in several executive management and board positions with various private and public companies. In these roles he has provided management, strategic consulting, M&A advisory and financing services to early stage companies in the energy, resource and tech sectors. Mr. Roberge is currently a Director of Equitas Resources Corp. a junior exploration company, focused on copper/gold exploration for Zijin Mining Group -- China's largest gold producer -- and Red Oak Mining Corp. He is also an Associate Partner to Zimtu Capital Corp., which generates and originates exploration opportunities and has a portfolio of over fifty publicly listed companies in the resource sector.

 
Steve Froese
Position: Director

Mr. Froese is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Alta Pacific Mortgage Investment Corp. His diverse background includes over 20 years' experience in corporate finance and real estate acquisition and lending.