RICK VAN NIEUWENHUYSE - CHAIRMAN
Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse was appointed to serve as President & CEO of CONTANGO ORE in 2020. He previously served as President & CEO of Trilogy Metals Inc. from January 2012 until December 2019. Between May 1999 and January of 2012, he served as the President & CEO of NOVAGOLD, Inc, a company that he founded. He served as the Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse holds a Candidature degree in Science from Université de Louvain, Belgium and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Arizona. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse currently serves on the board of directors of Alexco Resource Corp and SolidusGold Inc. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse has over forty years of experience.
DANIEL SCHIEBER - PRESIDENT & CEO
Mr. Schieber established his career in metals and mining finance as an analyst for the Stabilitas Group of Funds in 2005. During this time the fund grew from 3M EUR under management to 240M EUR becoming the best performing Gold/Silver fund in Germany. In 2009, he co-founded Euroscandic International Group where he raised upwards of $350M in project financing for specific development projects in the mining sector. In 2011-2015, he pivoted to Canadian-based farmland investments, where he became Chief Investment Officer at Dynamis Capital Corp., which focuses on long-term, recession-proof investments with emphasis on gold and silver.
BLAINE BAILEY - CFO
Mr. Bailey is a CPA, CGA working with public and private companies over the past 20 years. Mr. Bailey brings complementary skills to the team in areas of finance, administration, and financial reporting. Mr. Bailey is currently the CFO of GR Silver. Mr. Bailey received his Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honors) from the University of Manitoba in 1977, and qualified for the CPA, CGA designation in British Columbia in 1983. Mr. Bailey has served in the capacity of accountant for Molson Brewery B.C. Ltd. and controller for Nabob Coffee Co. with head offices in Zurich, Switzerland.
CURT FREEMAN - DIRECTOR
Mr. Freeman is a U.S. Certified Professional Geologist and a licensed geologist in the State of Alaska. Since forming Avalon Development in 1985, Curt and his crews have conducted mineral exploration all over Alaska as well as in the Yukon, the western United States, Central America, South America, New Zealand and Africa. He has consulted for numerous major and junior mining companies and he and his team of professionals have been credited with a number of gold, copper, silver, nickel, platinum group, and rare metal discoveries in Alaska and other parts of the world. Currently Director and Founder of Tectonic Metals Inc.
TOM PEREGOODOFF - DIRECTOR
Mr Peregoodoff has over 30 years of resource industry experience, much of it in greenfield and brownfield exploration and resource development. He is currently President, CEO and Director of Apollo Silver Corp and a Director of American West Minerals Ltd. Prior to this he was President & CEO of Peregrine Diamonds where he led the company from the resource development phase through to the eventual sale to DeBeers Canada in 2018. Prior to Peregrine, Mr. Peregoodoff spent 18 years in several positions with the mining multinational BHP, culminating in his role as Vice President of Early State Exploration, with global responsibility for all early stage exploration across their commodity groups
STUART ROSS - DIRECTOR
Mr. Ross has had a distinguished career as a senior officer and director of several public companies, including companies listed on the NASDAQ and TSX Venture exchanges. His sector experience includes mining, beverage production and distribution, medical services, gaming and merchant banking, including 17 years as a senior officer and director of Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp (1986 to 2003). Most recently, Stuart was President and CEO of El Tigre Silver Corporation, a TSX Venture listed silver exploration company (2007 to 2015).
ANDY BOWERING - SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Mr. Bowering is a venture capitalist with 30 years of operational experience and leadership in mineral exploration and development metals from early exploration through to production. Mr. Bowering has held senior management positions in a variety of capacities. He has been responsible for the acquisition and sale of several assets and the raising of upwards of $250 million in development capital. He has operated and managed programs throughout North and South America and abroad. He is a founder, shareholder of Millennial Lithium Corp, and other publicly traded companies focused in the battery metals and precious metals space including Prime Mining Corp.
BONNIE BROMAN - VP EXPLORATION
Ms. Broman has over 15 years of experience in the natural resource sector most often working in remote exploration sites throughout Alaska and Montana – including the Ambler Mining VMS District, the operating Nixon Fork high grade skarn gold mine, and the Black Butte Copper deposit. She has managed remote logistics and training on several projects as well as having experience working with remote communities. She has been responsible for target generation and geological modeling in addition to QA/QC and database management. Database management includes designing logging systems to record all manner of geological, geochemical and geotechnical data, GIS data management, and QA/QC protocols as well as manipulating data by using 3D modeling tools. In addition, she has several years’ experience working in the environmental clean-up industry focused on assessment of site infrastructure related to re-development. Ms. Broman holds a Master’s degree from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks completing a geochemical and geo-metallurgical study of the Arctic volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit located in the Ambler Mining District; and an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
MARK OSTERBERG - SENIOR GEOLOGIST / PROJECT MANAGER
Dr. Mark Osterberg has worked for thirty years for major and junior precious metal and base metal mining companies, over twenty years as the chief consultant and president of Mine Mappers, LLC, a consultancy to mining companies, government agencies and the investment community. He has provided high level technical expertise to projects in the USA and overseas and has managed multiyear exploration and development projects as well. He has expertise and experience in porphyry copper and molybdenum systems, including base metal skarns and related deposits, Carlin-type gold systems, shear-zone and volcanic-hosted mesothermal gold systems, magmatic Cu-Ni-PGE and construction materials. His project related experience includes grass-roots, green-fields reconnaissance programs, brownfields exploration and development programs, mine geology and modeling. He has provided technical expertise to investment houses considering financial participation in mining projects. He has developed innovative mapping techniques for regional and mine scale programs, is an expert GIS for Geology practitioner and is fluent in Maptek’s Vulcan modeling software. He is a Professional Geologist in Arizona and Wisconsin and a member of Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME).