Mr. Folk brings over 35 years of extensive leadership experience in the Canadian mining finance industry. During his career, he has financed and advised both junior and advanced Canadian companies at the senior board or executive level. Mr. Folk is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and currently is the Vice President of Brant Securities. Mr. Folk also serves as a director of Bonterra Resources Inc. and CEO and director of Monarca Minerals Inc. He is Chair of the audit committee of Atlanta Gold Inc.
R. David Russell
Interim President & CEO And Director
Mr. Russell graduated from the University of Montana, at Montana Tech, School of Mineral, Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering and has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Russell is currently a director of Pure Nickel Inc. and the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Russell was the Founder, President, CEO and Director of the former Apollo Gold Corporation, (now Primero Mining Corp.). Additional positions included Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Getchell Gold Company/Placer Dome Gold, General Manager, US Operations, LAC Minerals Ltd. (now Barrick Gold).