Mr. Peter Bernier has more than 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and project management. Most notably, Mr. Bernier jointly received the 2011 H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award from the Association of Mineral Exploration of British Columbia for Excellence in Prospecting and Mineral Exploration. As the Founder, President, and CEO of Richfield Ventures Corp. Mr. Bernier was responsible for building and managing the Richfield team. Under his leadership Richfield, which was incorporated in 2005, became a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange in November 2007. Mr. Bernier strategically obtained financing and personally oversaw investor relations until Richfield was acquired in June 2011 for a value of over $500 Million (CDN).
Dr. Dirk Tempelman-Kluit, Ph.D., P.Geo
VP Exploration, Director
Dr. Dirk Tempelman-Kluit has more than 45 years experience working in both British Columbia and the Yukon. Dr. Tempelman-Kluit was previously a director of the Geological Survey of Canada's Cordilleran Division. More recently, held the position of VP of Exploration and a Director of Richfield Ventures Corp from 2004 to 2011. Dr. Tempelman-Kluit, the co-recipient the 2011 H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award and highly respected research geologist, recognized the existence of extensive hydrothermal alteration in drill core photographs which indicated the potential for significant gold mineralization on Richfield Blackwater property. In March 2011, Richfield announced an initial indicated and inferred resource estimate of 4.2 million ounces, due to Dr. Tempelman-Kluit's foresight on the Blackwater property.
Ms. Sharon Lee, BSc, CPA
CFO, Corporate Secretary, Director
Ms. Sharon Lee has over 17 years' experience in financial administration and accounting. She has had successful careers in accounting and management in both the public and private sectors overseeing all aspects of financial reporting. Prior to joining Prosper Gold Corp. Ms. Lee was Senior Manager at Smythe Ratcliffe LLP in Vancouver, BC. She has been the accountant for the Prosper Gold Corp. since October 2013 and was the senior manager for the audits of both Richfield Ventures Corp. and Prosper Gold Corp. Ms. Lee is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has a B.Sc. (Mathematics) from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Jason Hynes, BSc, MBA
Mr. Jason Hynes is currently Director of Business Development & Global Sales with Royal Gold Inc. Prior to this he was Vice President of Corporate Development for Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Jason also spent seven years in National Bank Financial's M&A and mining investment banking groups as a Director of Global Metals & Mining. While there, he assisted companies on identifying and executing mergers and acquisitions, and on implementing financing strategies, with a particular focus on advising senior management teams and boards on exploration and development-stage assets. Mr. Hynes acted as financial advisor to Richfield Ventures where his knowledge and skill greatly contributed to the acquisition by New Gold in 2011.
Mr. Jim Miller-Tait, P.Geo
Mr. Jim Miller-Tait has over 30 years of continuous exploration, development, underground, and open pit production experience. He is currently the President of Sikanni Mine Development Ltd., his own geological consulting company, which he founded in 1996. Mr. Miller-Tait is also the present Exploration Manager for Imperial. His experience includes Chief Geologist for the Oniva Group, and VP Exploration for Selkirk Metals. He has worked extensively in North America, Bolivia and Mexico on grass root exploration to full-production open pit and underground operations. His experience covers gold, base metals and diamond operations in a multitude of geological settings including vein, skarn, volcanogenic massive sulphide, carbonate-hosted, Sedex, kimberlite, and porphyries.