President and Director
Mr. Anthony Cohen is also the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf & Pacific Equities Corp., a publicly listed real estate company. As well, he currently serves as a director of Gendis Inc., a public energy, real estate and agribusiness company. Mr. Cohen was a past director of Chauvco Resources Ltd., an international oil and gas company. He received a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Mr. J. Cohen is the President and CEO of Gendis Inc., a company involved in commercial real estate management as well as the energy and agribusiness sectors. He also served as President of SAAN Stores Ltd. / Red Apple Stores during the sale process of that former subsidiary in 2004.
James is Chair of the Manitoba Museum Board of Governors and a current member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Board as well as a past Chair of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet where he served on the board for 10 years. He has also served as a board member for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, West End Cultural Centre, Tundra Oil and Gas Ltd., and the Associates of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.
James is a graduate of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario as well as a graduation certificate from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
Mr. Elkin is an international entrepreneur and investor who has served as Director and CEO of a number of private and public companies. Fields of activity have included portfolio money management, real estate, manufacturing, and mining. He has an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Hubacheck is a consulting geologist and President of W. A. Hubacheck Consultants Ltd. He has over 40 years of experience as a project geologist, exploration manager and Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101, with experience in the exploration for gold, silver, base metals, uranium and diamonds in Canada and the USA. He holds a Mining Technologist (1974) diploma from the Haileybury School of Mines and Technology, Haileybury, Ontario and a B.A.Sc. (Geol. Eng. 1977) degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Hubacheck served as a director of Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX: AEM) and, from 2004 to 2006, he served as a director of Contact Diamond Corporation (acquired by Stornoway Diamond Corporation). Mr Hubacheck served from 2008 to 2013 as a director of Sheltered Oak Resources Corp. (TSX-V: OAK), acquired by Foundation Resources.
John H. Paterson
Chairman and Director
Mr. Paterson has a diversity of experience gained with both major and junior mining companies. He is a professional engineer and has served on many boards of mining and exploration companies. Mr. Paterson was President and CEO of Aurogin Resources Ltd. (“Aurogin”) from 2002 to 2007, which developed the El Sastre gold mine prior to merging with Morgain Minerals (which formed Castle Gold Corp.). Before joining Aurogin, Mr. Paterson was President and CEO of Geomaque Explorations Ltd. from 1991 to 2001, where he directed the development of two heap leach gold mines, the San Francisco gold mine located in Sonora, Mexico and the Vueltas Del Rio gold mine located in Honduras. Mr. Paterson received his B.Sc.(Eng.) and M.Sc. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Robert E. (Dutch) Van Tassell
Mr. Van Tassell has served as a director of numerous mining companies listed on the TSX Exchange. From 1982 to 1998, he served as Vice President Exploration for Goldcorp Inc. Mr. Van Tassell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Mount Allison University.