Mr. Rook has over 25 years of diversified business experience working as a geologist, advisor to numerous publicly listed companies as well as a CEO, President, and Director of several TSX-V listed companies. Currently he is a director of four public companies. Mr. Rook has been responsible in raising over $100 million dollars to date. As a geologist and executive he has worked with and led teams that have had significant discoveries in gold, copper, oil, natural gas, and diamonds.
Mr. Shim has led a successful accounting and finance career in both the United States and Canada. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with his expertise in auditing publicly-traded junior mining companies and high-tech industries. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois, United States. He is also an audit partner on numerous audit engagements for various publicly traded companies. Mr. Shim has also assisted various start-up companies in achieving public listings on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and the OTC Market.
Mr. Sande is a mining professional with over 35 years experience in exploration, development, mine planning and operations. Prior to taking root in the Coeur d’Alene District of Idaho, he brought the Soledad Mountain Project in Mojave, California from exploration in 1996 to final feasibility in 2000. Following that, he has spent the past 21 years working and residing in the Silver Valley, Idaho. Mr. Sande has had senior level positions for several of the most prominent mines in the Silver Valley in several different roles including Chief Engineer, Technical Services Director, Lands Manager, Mine Surveyor and Bankruptcy Director for the following companies: Coeur d’Alene Mines, U.S. Silver at the Galena Mine; Sterling Mining Company and Silver Opportunity Partners at the Sunshine Mine. Mr. Sande is an alumnus of the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology as well as a past Chair of the Coeur d’Alene Section of SME and an active committee member of the Coeur d’Alene District Mining Contest for over 20 years.
Mr. Fretwell holds a B.Comm. degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with his Bachelor of Law degree. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a self-employed solicitor (Gordon J. Fretwell Law Corporation) in Vancouver, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law. He currently serves on the board of several public companies engaged in mineral exploration including: Galiano Gold, Pucara Gold, Canada Rare Earth Corp and RE Royalties Inc.