John C. Power
Mr. Power was a co-founder of the Company and has served as a director and Executive Officer since its
inception. He currently serves as President, CEO & CFO.
Mr. Power has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years and previously served as President and Director of
a registered closed end mutual fund, Redwood MicroCap Fund, Inc., for over 20 years. Mr. Power through
Redwood and personal endeveours has been experience in oil & gas exploration and production, mining
ventures, hospitality and radio broadcasting industries.
Mr. Power attended Occidental College and University of California at Davis.
Brian E. Power
Brian Power has served as an officer or director of the company since its inception in December 2003. Mr.
Power has pursued different entrepreneurial opportunities in diverse industries ranging from agriculture to
Mr. Power has also served as an officer or director of several other public companies including Combined
Stock Fund, a registered close-end investment fund. Mr. Power attended Solano Community College and the
University of California at Davis.
Mr. Wilkes has vast experience as a professional mining engineer. He is formerly the President of
Washington Group International, Inc.’s Mining Business Unit, from which he retired in 2007. In that
capacity, he oversaw mining development operations throughout the world. Washington Group International
merged with URS Corp. in 2007. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Santa Fe Pacific
Gold Corporation involved in the expansion of their Nevada operations. Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corporation
merged with Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM) in 1997. From 1980 to 1986, he was Senior Vice
President of Business Development for Anaconda Minerals, where he was involved in such projects as Greens
Creek, Alaska, Stillwater, Montana and Las Pelambres in Chile.
Mr. Wilkes is currently retired, and serves on the boards of directors of Quaterra Resources, Inc. (TSX:
QMM) and Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.(TSX:SBB). He holds a B.A. degree from the Montana School of