Cole Evans is the Co-Founder and President/CEO of HEG & Associates Exploration Services Inc. He has been instrumental in building HEG from an idea into one of Western Canada’s largest exploration service companies focused on British Columbia’s Golden Triangle and South-Central regions. Mr. Evans and his Team have been key individuals at Enduro Metal’s Newmont Lake Project since its acquisition in Fall 2018.
Mr. Evans holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan specializing in applications of hyperspectral analysis and applied geochemistry from the Charles Fipke Centre for Innovative Research. He prides himself as being a strategical, business minded geologist with a track record of exponential growth of his private sector business endeavors.
Mr. Dylan Hunko B.Sc., is a co-founder of HEG & Associates along with Enduro’s President/CEO Cole Evans and has been a critical figure in the private company’s growth and success since its formation. HEG is the single largest shareholder of Enduro Metals. Mr. Hunko is a skilled project manager who has designed and executed projects for junior explorers and major mining companies alike in North America. Mr. Hunko started his exploration career with Archer Cathro in 2011 and has worked as an exploration geologist for several companies dominantly focused on the Golden Triangle of British Columbia, Canada.
Mr. Malcolm Davidson, CPA, CA, is an outgoing and dynamic corporate executive with nearly 20 years experience operating, financing, and developing TSX and NYSE listed mining companies. Prior to joining Crystal Lake, Mr. Davidson spent 8 years as CFO with Avino Silver & Gold Mines helping develop the silver and gold producer’s assets in Mexico and Canada. Also, during his tenure with Avino, Mr. Davidson was CFO of Coral Gold Resources where he played a key role in selling and negotiating royalties for the Company’s primary asset in Nevada to Barrick Gold, in addition to consulting for several other companies.
Ms. Deborah Cotter has over 30 years’ experience in the public and private markets for both Canadian and US companies, where she’s managed corporate governance, securities compliance, equity financings and administration. Ms. Cotter currently holds the positions of Corporate Secretary and/or Governance Professional for various public and private corporations. Prior to that, Ms. Cotter held the position of Corporate Secretary for CRH Medical Corp. and was the Corporate Secretary for ID Biomedical until the time of its takeover by Glaxo Smith Kline plc in 2005, where it grew from an initial $3 million market capitalization to $1.7 billion at the time of the takeover.
Ali is a professional geoscientist in good standing who started working in the forestry management industry in 2007. She brings her field practice skills to the mineral exploration industry where she upholds a high standard for safety. She has experience working on remote deposits and brownfield projects throughout western Canada.
Ali has worked on the Newmont Lake Project since 2019 and brings her passion and attention to detail to the field and the corporate space. She is a practical geocommunicator who is committed to conveying geological information in a way that is concise and digestible.
Mr. Watkins is an international mining executive and trained geologist with over 45 years of experience building and managing mining companies. His work throughout the world has resulted in the discovery, development and operation of 15 successful precious and base metal mines throughout North and South America, Australia, and Africa.
Mr. Watkins started his career with Newmont Mining and Noranda as an Exploration Geologist working in Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Ecuador. He became Chief Geologist for mining and exploration at Falconbridge Copper in 1977. By 1986, he was Vice President Exploration of Falconbridge Copper, and later President of Minnova Inc., the successor company to Falconbridge Copper until it’s acquisition by Inmet Mining in 1993. During his tenure Mr. Watkins and his team discovered and built a number of mines that resulted in five operating divisions producing gold, silver, copper, and zinc.
From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Watkins served as the Senior Vice President, Exploration for Cyprus Amax Minerals until it’s $1.8 billion purchase by Phelps Dodge, a company later acquired by Freeport-McMoRan to form the world’s largest publicly traded copper company. During Mr. Watkins tenure the company produced copper, gold, molybdenum, lithium, and coal.
From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Watkins served as Chairman and CEO of Atna Resources, a company engaged in exploration, development, and production of gold projects in the Americas. He continued as Chairman from 2011 to 2016.
Mr. Watkins currently serves as Director of Euro Ressources S.A. | Gold Royalties (95% owned IAMGOLD France S.A.S.), Golden Minerals Co., and Commander Resources.
Mr. Watkins graduated with a M.Sc. in Geology from Carleton University in 1970, a B.A. in Geology from Queen’s University in 1967, and is a graduate of the Executive Business Program at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Watkins is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Geological Association of Canada, Geological Society of Nevada, and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Mr. Roulston, well known for his Golden Triangle expertise that he has shared at conferences and in national and international media, is currently Managing Director of WestBay Capital Advisors, providing business advisory and capital markets expertise to junior and mid-tier sectors of the mining industry. Previously, he was president of a company that provided resource advisory services for U.S. private investors. Before that, he was a mining analyst and consultant as well as editor of the very successful “Resource Opportunities”, an independent investment publication focused on the mining industry. He is a mining professional with a B.Sc. in geology and over 35 years of diverse experience in the sector.
Mr. Maurizio “Mars” Napoli is an accomplished professional geologist with over 33 years of experience in the mineral exploration business. He began his career studying gold mineralization in Northern Ontario with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Subsequently he worked for 30 years with Inco Ltd. and Vale Canada in the Thompson and Sudbury nickel camps and with their North American and Global Exploration groups exploring for Archean greenstone gold, magmatic-hosted nickel-copper, uranium and porphyry-style copper systems.
Napoli is an experienced exploration program manager from grassroots and brownfield exploration through to discovery and resource definition. He managed large exploration programs for Vale Canada and Sudbury Basin groups. The exploration teams Mars worked with enjoyed large world-class economic discoveries in Thompson, Sudbury and South America.
Napoli, who graduated with honours in 1983 and received his Master’s degree from Laurentian University in 2003, is a registered Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario.
Mrs. Hermans is an international business consultant with over 25 years of experience advising global public companies, including Newmont Goldcorp. She has business experience in France, Australia, Canada, the United States, and Switzerland. She is fluent in French, German, Spanish and English.
Mrs. Hermans began her career at Swiss Bank Corp. (now known as UBS). In the mid-90’s Susanne joined TSX/NYSE-listed mid-tier Golden Star Resources as its Financial Analyst. She later took on the position of VP Finance & CFO with publicly traded, French gold royalty company Euro Ressources S.A. There she took on increasing roles and participated in investor relations, equity financing, corporate development, joint ventures, royalty options, and repurchase programs. Subsequent to her roles, she now serves as an Independent Board Member of Euro Ressources S.A.
Mrs. Hermans is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado. Susanne was born in Switzerland where she completed an MBA in Organizational and Managerial Leadership as well as her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She received a Master of Science in Accounting at the University of Colorado. She is currently a Member of the CU Denver Accounting Advisory Council.
Mr. John Ryan, B.Sc. Hons, has 15 years experience specializing in the Canadian Cordillera in both greenfields and brownfields exploration. Mr. Ryan spent 8 years with Teck resources where he held a leadership role in developing industry leading methods in applied geochemistry, hyperspectral analysis, and geometallurgical modelling as a Senior Project Geologist at Teck’s Highland Valley Copper; Canada’s largest copper mining complex. Prior to this, he held positions with both Sabina Gold & Silver and Spanish Mountain Gold assisting in the delineation of the Hackett River VMS deposit in northwestern Nunavut (subsequently purchased by Glencore), and the SHV gold deposit at Spanish Mountain in central British Columbia, Canada.
Mr. Ryan holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan specializing in applied exploration geochemistry from the Charles Fipke Centre for Innovative Research.
Terence S. Ortslan is a mining consultant and an independent director in the industry. He has been associated with numerous companies and served on their board of directors and various committees. He is a graduate mining engineer from McGill University. He pursued his MBA studies and his adjunct professorship at the same institution. After working at various mining operations, he has joined the financial sector and advised various financial institutions for over forty years for their investment strategies, criteria and opportunities within the mining sector. Terence will serve as an Independent Director of Enduro Metals.
He is a member of the Society of Mining Engineers, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, Mineral Resource Analysts Group, National Association of Business Economics and Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum. He has recently been awarded with the CIM Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award for his significant contribution to the field of mineral economics in Canada.
Mr. Sean Kingsley is a mining investor & entrepreneur. He has over 14 years experience specializing in corporate development, corporate strategy, strategic marketing, investor relations, advising & raising capital. He has a firm understanding of the financial markets and broad experience in utilizing diverse methods for public communications.
Mr. Kingsley has been working primarily within the public markets on developing branding, awareness, education tools, creating long-term shareholders/stakeholders, along with being a strong public ambassador, advocate and speaker.
He is the Chief Executive Officer & Director of Prophecy Potash, President & CEO of Mango Research and Management, Strategic Advisor to Stuhini Exploration, and Independent Director to Pontus Protein. He was the Chair of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC’s (AME) Communications & Marketing committee from 2014-2018, remains as a Committee member. He sits on the Executive & Advisory Council for the Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM).