Richard Dufresne


Ming Jang


Gary DeSchutter

VP of Exploration


Richard Dufresne


David Patterson


Hani Zabaneh


Christine Petch



Glenn Mullan


Dave Gower


Daniel Shieber


Richard Dufresne, Director

Mr. Dufresne is a seasoned mining professional with over 35 years of experience in the industry, with a strong focus on nickel exploration. He has worked with both major and junior companies and has made significant contributions to the industry throughout his career. During his nine-year tenure with Falconbridge, he played a key role in exploring and developing the Raglan Nickel mine, which led to its production decision in 1996. He then spent five years overseeing nickel exploration for eastern Canada at Anglo American.

Mr. Dufresne is a Geology graduate from the University of Montreal and holds a P.Geo. designation with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).

Ming Jang, CFO

Jang is a professional accountant with 25 years of senior financial management experience in various sectors, including cannabis, nonprofit organizations and mining. He currently serves as a financial consultant to various private and publicly listed companies. Mr. Jang has planned and executed taking several companies public including most recently Numinus Wellness Inc. and Ignite International Brands Ltd.

He drives robust financial management and the set-up, implementation, and oversight of financial and regulatory processes.

Gary DeSchutter, VP of Exploration

Mr. DeSchutter is a professional geologist with more than 25 years of industry experience with a focus on exploring for Ni-Cu-PGE deposits within Canada and abroad. In addition to beginning his mineral exploration career with Falconbridge Limited (now Glencore), Mr. DeSchutter spent nearly ten years at Anglo American, most of which was spent as a key member of its Vancouver-based global Ni-Cu- PGE exploration team. In addition, he spent six years working at the Lac des Iles palladium mine in northwestern Ontario, where he was responsible for the management of within- mine and brownfields exploration programs.

Mr. DeSchutter grew up in Montreal and received a B.Sc. in Geology from Concordia University. In addition, Mr. DeSchutter graduated from Laurentian University in 1996 with a M.Sc. in Geology and is a member in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) as a P.Geo.

David Patterson, CEO

Mr. Patterson is the Co-founder and CEO of Vested Technology Corp., a start-up equity crowdfunding portal. Mr. Patterson is a former CEO of Emerita Resources Corp., an exploration and development company listed on the TSXV. Mr. Patterson was also CFO of Donner Metals Ltd., a mineral exploration and development company listed on the TSXV.

For more than 30 years he has been involved in the administration and financing of exploration companies based in North America.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (1991).

Hani Zabaneh, Director

Hani Zabaneh is a business consultant specializing in growth funding, mergers and acquisitions, and transitioning companies to public markets.

For over 20 years, Hani has held both officer and board positions in numerous public companies. These companies include Summa Silver Corp., Blue Gold Mining, Auryn Resources, and Sigma Lithium Resources Corporation. Hani currently sits on several boards of public companies.

Previously, Hani was a principal at Orange Capital Corp, a boutique investment bank located in Vancouver, BC. He was also Vice President of Corporate Development at Eventbase Technology Inc., where he was instrumental in helping the company secure Series A financing from a US-based VC.

Christine Petch, Director

Petch has over 25 years of corporate, global and project site experience in the mining industry with proven project management skills leading diverse, multi-cultural teams in challenging project environments with strong outcomes in health & safety. Currently she is the Deputy Project Manager for Greenstone Gold Mines, focused on the construction of the Greenstone Mine in Northwestern Ontario.

For the last eight years, Ms. Petch has been providing fit-for-purpose project and risk management consulting services to the resources sector. Previously, she spent 19 years with Falconbridge/Xstrata/Glencore where she worked on multiple projects and held a variety of senior corporate roles within the business development, sustainability and strategic leadership teams. She is credited with the discovery of the Kikialik nickel deposit (Raglan) in Northern Québec.

Ms. Petch received her B.Sc. in Geology and Geophysics from McGill University and M.Sc. in Geology from Queen’s University. She is a Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario and a RIMS Certified Risk Management Professional.

Glenn Mullan, Advisor

Glenn Mullan serves as the founder, and President/CEO of Golden Valley Mines and Royalties Ltd. and Executive Chair of Abitibi Royalties Inc., both based in Val-D’Or, QC where his main area of interest continues to be grassroots early-stage exploration, primarily for precious and base metals, and energy minerals in Canada and abroad.


Glenn formed a Nickel mining exploration company (Canadian Royalties Inc.) in 1999, and which soon won the AEMQ’s “Prospector of the Year” Award in 2003 for its multiple Ni-Cu-PGE discoveries in the remote Nunavik Region of Northern Québec. This company soon evolved into a Ni-Cu-PGE producer that currently employs more than 1000 people in Northern Québec, and is currently owned by a Chinese Nickel producer.

Dave Gower, Advisor

David Gower has been involved in the mineral industry for over 30 years, including positions with Falconbridge Limited and Noranda Inc. (now Glencore Canada Corporation). While at Falconbridge he was General Manager of Global Nickel and PGM Exploration and a member of the senior operating team that approved capital budgets for new mining projects.

Mr. Gower has been involved in numerous discoveries and mine development projects including at Raglan, Matagami, and Sudbury, Canada and green field discoveries in Brazil and Tanzania. He also previously held positions as Director of several junior mineral exploration companies focused in South America and Europe and has been a Director of Alamos Gold since 2009.

Daniel Schieber, Advisor

Daniel Schieber established his career in metals and mining finance as an analyst for the Stabilitas Group of Funds in 2005. In 2009, he co-founded Euroscandic International Group where he raised upwards of $360M in project financing for specific development projects in the mining sector.

In 2011-2015, he pivoted to Canadian-based farmland investments, where he became Chief Investment Officer at Dynamis Capital Corp., which focuses on long-term, recession-proof investments with emphasis on gold and silver. Mr. Schieber is CEO and Director of GoldHaven Resources Corp.