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Jason Barnard

CEO and President, and Non-Independent Executive Board Member

Jason Barnard

Mr. Barnard has over 31 years of capital markets experience. Since 2004, he has been self-employed as a private investor where he has been directly involved in raising over $500 million dollars for mining and exploration companies with a focused expertise on Canadian base metal companies.

Mr. Barnard started his career with McDermid St. Laurence Securities in 1991 as a stockbroker with primary focus in mining, and mining exploration companies. Mr. Barnard then worked at Canaccord Genuity from 1997 until 2004. Mr. Barnard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics from Carlton University and has obtained The Canadian Securities Course license in 1990. He first started working with and financing Foremost Lithium, previously known as Far Resources, with founder, and President Keith Anderson in 2016 and is the Company's largest shareholder.

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Sead Hamzagic, CPA, CGA

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Sead Hamzagic

Sead has over 37 years of public practice accounting and financial management experience as a director and/or Chief Financial Officer with multiple public companies listed on Nasdaq, the TSX-V and the CSE – with a particular emphasis on natural resource and mining companies.

His experience includes initial public offerings, reverse takeovers and plans of arrangements. He has served in several diverse industries as CFO, including Wealth Minerals Ltd., a mineral resource company with lithium projects in Chile, Cobra Venture Corp., World Copper Ltd and Magnum Goldcorp Inc. Sead was the CFO at Northstar Clean Technologies Inc, where he was instrumental in bringing the Company public on a $12.2 million initial public offering.

His background and experience also include risk management, corporate strategic development, system implementation, regulatory compliance, financial reporting, as well as well as implementation and maintenance of internal controls.

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Christina Barnard

Chief Operating Officer

Christina Barnard

Christina Barnard has been part of the organization since August 2020. She brings over 20 years’ experience in business management, media and marketing where she spent over ten years working for a well-known national public company, as senior marketing and media advisor.

She has worked with a number of public companies, including roles in corporate communications and strategist. Christina has helped facilitate a number of different organization’s objectives, via careful evaluation and strategic planning, assessing structure and procedures, and being able to administer their core values in a clear demonstrable way both internally and in in the general public.


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Mark Fedikow Ph.D. P.Geo. CPG

Geoscientific Advisor

Mark Fedikow

Dr. Fedikow has over 40 years of experience as an exploration geochemist and a mineral deposits geologist working in both private and public sectors. He is a Fellow at the Association of Applied Geochemists, where he’s previously worked as a councilor. Dr. Fedikow has also served on numerous industry-related committees. He also pioneered the application of regional multimedia geochemical and mineralogical surveys in support of base and precious metal and diamond exploration in Manitoba.

During his 45-year career he has worked for a variety of junior and major mining exploration and mining companies and for the Manitoba Geological Survey as Chief Geologist of the Mineral Deposits Section. In 2001 he received the Provincial Geologists gold medal, a Canadian national award for excellence in the geosciences.

In 2002 Mark left the Manitoba Geological Survey to start his own company (Mount Morgan Resources Ltd.) providing consulting services to the metal and hydrocarbon exploration industry. He is currently registered as P.Eng. and P.Geo. with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (“EGM”), P.Geo. with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG) and as a Certified Professional Geologist (C.P.G.) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (“A.I.P.G.”), Westminster, Colorado, U.S.A.

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Jody Dahrouge, B.Sc., Sp.C., – P. Geol.

Geological Advisor

Jody Dahrouge

Mr. Dahrouge has been the President of Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd., a North American mineral exploration, consulting, and project management group, since 1988. He is a professional geologist with over 30 years’ experience and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and computing science, both from the University of Alberta.

Mr. Dahrouge has been involved in all aspects of mineral exploration and development for a wide variety of commodities worldwide. Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. has been instrumental in a multitude of grassroots discoveries across a wide variety of commodities and currently has boots on the ground on multiple Canadian and American projects.

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Lindsay Bottomer P.Geo

Geoscientific Advisor

Lindsay Bottomer

Lindsay is a Vancouver-based geological consultant with over 45 years of experience in international mining exploration and development, most recently focused on epithermal gold and porphyry copper-gold exploration in the American Cordillera and Central Asia.

He recently retired from Entree Gold after 10 years as VP Acquisitions/Corporate Development, with major involvement in exploration of the Oyu Tolgoi North and South concessions in Mongolia, leading to discovery of the Hugo North Extension Cu-Au and Heruga Cu-Au-Mo porphyry deposits. He also led the acquisition of the Ann Mason Cu-Mo porphyry deposit in Nevada.

He and company founder Keith Anderson conducted the initial site visit to the Winston project and recognized the potential for high grade silver-gold mineralisation in the historic mining camp which had been dormant since the early 1980s.

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Michael Feinstein, CPG, PhD


Michael Feinstein

Dr. Feinstein is an Arizona-based Economic Geologist and Consultant with more than 15 years of experience leading mineral exploration projects for clients in the USA, Mexico, and Canada. As founder and primary of MineOro Explorations, he has managed the exploration/evaluation of more than 40 properties. Significant experience with Tertiary Volcanics and Low-Sulphidation Epithermal Vein Systems.

Applied Field Geology, Ore Deposit Genetics, 3D GIS.

During an exploration project in Alaska, Michael identified previous drill errors and conceptualized the development of the currently producing Dawson Gold Mine on Prince of Wales Island. A mineral exploration initiative he led in Arizona generated the Chloride Gold Project, currently being explored.

“Discoveries are made in the field” and “Whoever sees the most rock wins” are favorite quotes. Fluent in English and Spanish.

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Raymond Strafehl


Raymond Strafehl

Raymond Strafehl is a current director at Tearlach Resources, recently stepping down as President and CEO. He was a former stock exchange trader, investment advisor and registered Commodity Trading Advisor for more than 20 years.

Mr. Strafehl negotiated the $170 million takeover transaction of Valley High Ventures Ltd. He served several public mining companies in roles as president, director, and corporate relations over the past 15 years.


Board Members

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Douglas Mason

Non Executive Chairman of the Board

Douglas Mason

Doug Mason has served as a senior officer and director for a number of public companies, with extensive experience in financings and acquisitions. He brings 30+ years of extensive capital markets experience raising hundreds of millions of dollars for public companies during his tenure.

Mr. Mason has been credited as one of the pioneers of the new age beverage category including 20 years as president and chief executive officer of well-known beverage companies Jolt Cola, as well as Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: CCBC), a producer of premium beverage products. He is currently the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Magnum Goldcorp Inc.

Doug is an active community member serving as past Deputy Chair of the Collingwood School Board of Trustees, a past Chair of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. Doug serves as a member of the Board of the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society and remains an active member of the Sports Hall Foundation. He is also an active supporter and recruiter of participants for fund raising events for the Rick Hansen Institute.

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Johnathan A. More

Independent Director

Johnathan A. More

Johnathan More brings over 28 years of experience in global capital markets focused primarily on natural resource industries. His distinguished tenure at Canaccord Genuity included many significant achievements and he retired in 2008 as Vice President and Advisor at the Company.

Mr. More successfully transitioned from the capital markets to the public company sector where he has been responsible for numerous successful transactions in the Canadian marketplace and continues to identify and create new opportunities. He currently serves as Chairman & CEO of Starr Peak mining Ltd, a Canadian company focused on gold exploration. Mr. More is also Chairman and CEO of Power Metals Corp., a Canadian company focused on Lithium, Cesium and Tantalum exploration.

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Independent Director

Michael McLeod

Mike McLeod has over 40 years of experience in the corporate financial services industry with a strong network in the capital markets. He has been a long term member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute and Governance Professionals of Canada.

Mr. McLeod has served as a global advisor and counseled many boards of directors and management teams on a wide range of topics including corporate governance, capital markets intelligence, M&A transactions, and shareholder engagement and communications. Mr. McLeod currently serves as a senior director at Morrow Sodali.

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Andrew Lyons

Non-Independent Board Member

Andrew Lyons

Andrew Lyons has over 30 years' experience in program and project management in the public markets, financial and technology sectors. He holds a BSc(CS) and BBA from the University of New Brunswick, an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a PMP from the Project Management Institute.

Andrew is well versed in corporate governance of organizations in the private, public, and non-profit, and has worked with private, public companies and governments, involving scope, budgeting, capital funding, and project management. Recently he has consulted with several mining companies, working with senior management and boards, and consulted on use of proceeds. Andrew was on the advisory board of Lida Resources before Lida went public and is currently on the advisory board of Lakestone Resources, both Canadian Mining Companies Andrew brings proven leadership working at C suite senior management level with corporate experience in the mining sector, utilizing his over 35 years experience as an independent consultant, helping drive business forward through development and implementation of enterprise-wide information technology solutions. He most recently consulted with several mining company senior boards to refocus their operations and streamline costs and efficiencies.