Professional Geologist with 30 years of experience in the mining industry specializing in base and precious metal deposits.
Ph.D. Geology degree, Washington State University 1993
M.Sc. Geology 1985, BSc. Geology 1981, University of Alaska
From 1988 to 1989, worked as Project Manager for Westmont Mining supervising the completion of its pre-feasibility work on the Mount Hamilton gold mine in Nevada.
Between 1990 and 1996 was Regional Manager for Phelps Dodge in Mexico, managing exploration and personnel, evaluating projects and identifying exploration targets.
From 1996 to 2000, President, CEO, and Project Manager for RAM Minerals, a junior mining exploration company, responsible for 15 wholly-owned and joint venture projects in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Served as Project Development Manager from 2000 to 2003, for BHP Billiton's Tintya mine in Peru. In that capacity, Mr. Myers, significantly increased corporate assets by expanding the mine resource significantly, improving department efficiency, reducing operating costs and, improving productivity.
Between 2003 to 2006 worked as a consulting geologist for clients such as; BHP Billiton, Newmont, Coeur, Quincy Energy, Vena Resources, EMC, and, Waymark/Zacoro, responsible for indentifying acquisitions, regulatory reporting, and project evaluations.
In 2007, as COO, & Vice President Exploration for Zacoro Metals, was responsible for property acquisitions, the re-starting of mine operations, and planning and overseeing exploration and development, which increased the company's resource from 15 million to 80 million tonnes.
From 2007 to 2008 acted as consulting geologist for IMA Exploration identifying and completing the acquisition of IMA's Island Copper project and then developing, budgets, work program, and definition of drill targets.
Prior to joining Caza Gold, was Vice President Business Development, Pacific Northwest Capital, President of Mystery Creek Resources and Project Manager/Consulting Geologist for Fire River Gold Corp. Responsibilities as VP Business Development, included the acquisition of the Nixon Fork mine and Golden Zone projects. In addition, as Project Manager and President of the company holding the property responsibilities included all aspects of the corporate development program.
Professional accountant with MBA and MEng (Mining) degrees and with over 16 years of experience in corporate management, regulatory reporting, accounting, auditing and taxation.
BComm degree, University of British Columbia
MBA degree, City University
MEng (Mining) degree, University of Arizona
Achieved professional qualifications as CPA, CGA, CMA, CMC, CIA, CFE and MAusIMM.
From 1988 to 1997, acted as controller, treasurer and/or associate for Canadian Connection Group, Can-Chi Group and Corporate House, responsible for all accounting, reporting and management functions for private and public companies.
From 1997 to 2003 acted as Controller for Augusta Group, overseeing all accounting and reporting activities for publicly-listed mineral exploration companies.
Has acted as Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President (Finance) and/or Controller for Canarc Resource Corp. (since 2003), Aztec Metals Corp. (since 2003), Endeavour Silver Corp. (from 2003 to 2007) and Parallel Resources Ltd. (from 2009 to 2011).
Member of AICPA, WSBCPA, CGABC, CMABC, CAMC, IIA, ACFE, SME, and AusIMM.
Professional geologist with 35 years experience in the mining industry, specializing in the discovery and development of mineral deposits.
B.Sc. Geology degree (Honors), Queens University, Kingston ON, 1976
M.Sc. Geology degree, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, 1984.
From 1976 to 1982, worked as project geologist managing mineral exploration programs looking for uranium, base metals and precious metals across Canada for Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals and Chevron Minerals.
Between 1983 and 1987, owned and operated Cooke Geological Consultants Ltd., discovering and developing several high grade gold vein deposits for clients in British Columbia.
In 1988, launched Canarc Resource Corp. and has overseen its growth since that time, acquiring, financing, exploring and developing gold mining properties throughout North, Central and South America.
Has successfully raised over CA$350 million in equity and joint venture financings for resource projects since 1988.
Involved in several grass roots gold discoveries over the past 27 years.
Published several geological/geochemical papers in leading technical journals.
Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the B.C.- Yukon Chamber of Mines, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.
Professional Geologist with over 25 years experience in exploration projects and business development in the Americas
Marco has worked as Senior Consultant to Intrepid Mines Ltd. in the Americas and Australia, as Vice President of Exploration for Montana Gold, numerous junior, intermediate and senior companies including Francisco Gold, Phelps Dodge, Placer Dome, Billiton, Alta Gold and Nerco Minerals
Marco was instrumental in the discovery of the Marlin Deposit in Guatemala and other gold deposits in Nevada, Mexico, and Central America.
Marco is a native of Chile and fluent in Spanish.
Investor Relations professional with over 10 years experience and an extensive background in administration, and management.
Received Masters degree in 1984 from Maharishi University of Management.
Completed the certified Canadian Securities Course in 2001.
Joined Canarc in 2002 to manage investor relations and marketing and subsequently developed initial IR programs for Endeavour Silver Corp.
Prior to joining Canarc, held positions as Vice-President of Governors Technologies Inc., a proprietary oil technology firm and with Unity Petroleum Inc., a Canadian Oil and Gas exploration company focused on discovering and exploiting natural gas pools in Western Canada.
Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Ryerson University.
Since 2007 to present, was a director of Rio Alto Mining S.A.C.
From 2005 to 2007, was the CFO of Grove Energy Limited, a London and Toronto listed oil and gas development company.
In 2004, was the CFO of Chariot Resources Limited for a period of 12 months.
Prior to Chariot, Mr. Hawkshaw was CFO of Pan American Silver Corp. from 1995 to 2003.
More than 25 years experience in the mining industry in countries including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Russia and Peru.
Has extensive experience in the marketing of metals in refined and concentrate form and in metals trading.
He has arranged numerous debt, equity and convertible debt financings with institutional investors, commercial banks and multilateral lending agencies.
Has been a director of Statesman Resources Ltd. since July 19, 2006.
Securities lawyer with 20 years experience in corporate and securities law.
M.B.A. degree, UBC and London School of Business, London UK, 1985.
L.L.B. degree, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto ON, 1983.
From 1985 to 1991, general, corporate and securities law with Weiler, Maloney, Nelson and Sobolewski, Anfield, then acted as listings officer with Vancouver Stock Exchange, reviewing public company listings, filings, prospectus offerings, financings, mergers, take-overs, splits, consolidations, re-organizations, etc.
Between 1992 and 2000, was in-house legal counsel, corporate secretary and general manager for Canarc Resource Corp. and several reporting TSXV and TSE mining companies, and was responsible for all corporate, securities and legal matters including regulatory filings, prospectus offerings, private placements, information circulars, annual reports, option and benefit plans, offshore subsidiaries, computer systems and office leases.