CEO and Director
Mr. Tafel holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and contributes over 30 years of corporate structuring, strategic planning, financing and management experience to the Company. He has been an officer and director of a number of private and publicly listed resource companies. He has been instrumental in raising well over $100 million for resource, life sciences and technology companies. Mr. Tafel managed private investment funds at the largest independent Canadian securities firm.
Mr. Crawford holds a B. Com. from the University of Toronto and has extensive experience as a senior financial executive with public and private companies and as a partner in a national firm of chartered professional accountants. Brian currently serves as a Director, Corporate Secretary, and/or Chief Financial Officer of several TSX-V and CSE listed companies including Colibri Resource Corporation, Searchlight Resources Inc., CBLT Inc., and Tempus Capital Inc.
Mr. Wilkinson was the Vancouver-based mining analyst for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in the mid to late 1990's. From 1999 to 2002, he was President, CEO and a director of Northern Orion Explorations Ltd. He has founded and funded a number of private and public exploration companies. Mr. Wilkinson has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario (Geology, 1976), a Master of Science from Carleton University in Ottawa (Geology, 1983) and an MBA degree from Clarkson University in New York (1995).
Jeremy Wright, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Mr. Wright brings over 20 years’ experience as President and CEO of Seatrend Strategy Inc. He currently serves as a Director of Infinitum Energy, Westmount Minerals, and Centurion Minerals, and previously served as a Director with Pontus Protein, TGS Esports, Gold Mountain Mining (formerly Freeform Capital), Pacific Community Resources Society, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association and several community associations and municipal advisory boards. Additionally, Mr. Wright currently serves as the CFO for several public and private companies including: Portofino Resources, Westmount Minerals, Infinitum Energy, and Centurion Minerals, and previously served as CFO for Alpha Cognition, Avant Brands (formerly GTEC Holdings), Pontus Protein (formerly AmWolf Capital), and Gold Mountain Mining (formerly Freeform Capital). Prior to Seatrend, Mr. Wright spent 6 years in a senior role at Deloitte LLP. He has broad experience working with senior management developing strategies and solutions to business issues mainly related to corporate finance, cost and risk management, and governance focused on clients in the life sciences, regulated marijuana, technology, and mining sectors. He has been interviewed by Global Business Reports for their report "Territories Mining and Exploration 2012"; and authored “Extracting Value – Yukon Mining 2011” for the Yukon Chamber of Mines. Mr. Wright is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Certified Management Accountant), and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honours in Environmental Economics from Brock University.
Mike Kilbourne, BSc. (Hons), P.Geo
Mr. Kilbourne graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1985 with an Honours BSc. in Geology. His first field season was in 1980, representing over 40 years in the industry. Mr. Kilbourne’s career has involved holding various executive positions for junior resource companies, gold production geologist for open pit, underground bulk and narrow vein mining, and long term mine planning for the 10+ simultaneous US aggregate operations. He has supervised and managed over 100,000 meters of diamond drilling in Archean precious and base metal projects and recently surpassed generating over 700 exploration targets across North America and Mexico for a private firm.
Bruce MacLachlan (P.Geo Limited)
With over 37 years experience within the exploration industry, Bruce has proven exploration/management skills and is a key member of the discovery teams who discovered numerous occurrences including the Eagle River Deposit located near Wawa Ontario (Wesdome), the Sugar Zone Mine north of White River (Harte Gold) and the BAM Gold Deposit north of Armstrong (Landore). He has a wide range of experience involving grassroots to advanced projects.
Bruce has held the position of Geological Technician / Prospector with Noranda, Hemlo Gold and Battle Mountain Gold, Project Manager with CanAlaska Uranium and Exploration Manager with Noront Resources and Rare Earth Metals.
Recently (2017 and 2018 field seasons) Bruce co-discovered a number of gold showings in the Hemlo area for Canadian Orebodies Inc.
Coleman Robertson (BSc.)
Coleman is a Geoscientist in Training who graduated from McGill University's Geology program in 2014. He started working with Bruce MacLachlan in May of 2017, and co-discovered a number of gold showings in the Hemlo area for Canadian Orebodies Inc. in the 2017 and 2018 field seasons. Coleman has gained extensive geological experience exploring gold properties across Ontario over the past 3 years, including properties in the Hemlo, Red Lake, Wawa, Sioux Lookout, Shebandowan and Atikokan areas.
Sebastian Cattaneo, B. Eng.
Country Manager, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sebastian is responsible for tactical delivery of the Argentine operations, including community relations, vendor management, and local administration. Sebastian has over 15 years of experience in the oil & gas and mining industries along with a degree in environmental engineering from the University of Buenos Aires. Having lived in Vancouver for over ten years Sebastian relocated back to Argentina in 2010 to be the Country Manager for junior mining company specializing in fertilizers where he managed the start up of the company. As an Argentine/Canadian Sebastian has a unique understanding of both Argentine and Canadian business practices allowing him to bridge professional and cultural gaps effectively.