Alexander (Sandy) Stares, President /CEO & Director
Alexander “Sandy” Stares comes from a family with a long line of prospectors. He has in excess of 25 years experience in mineral exploration, spanning a variety of Canadian geological terranes, from Newfoundland to Yukon. He has also completed several tours prospecting in Indonesia and Mexico. Sandy has worked with IndoMetals, Rubicon Minerals Corporation, Freewest Resources of Canada, New Millenium, Lac Des Isle Mines, and Noranda. He was instrumental in the discovery of the H-Pond Gold Prospect and the Lost Pond Uranium Prospect. He also discovered numerous major mineral occurrences in Canada and abroad which have been the subject of extensive exploration programs.
Sandy is also a Director of White Metal Resources (TSX V WHM), a Director of Leocor Gold Inc (CSE-LECR) and a Director of the Qalipu Development Corporation and an alternate Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prospectors Association. In February 2013, Sandy was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to his Peers, Community, Canada and the Prospecting Community. He was also one of the recipients of the PDAC “Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year” Award in March 2007, which was awarded to members of the Stares/Keats family. He assumed the role of President and CEO of Metals Creek Resources in December of 2007.
Prior to his exploration career, Mr. Stares served in the Canadian Air Force for 15 years and was awarded the Deputy Commander in Chief of NORAD “Certificate of Achievement” Award for exceptional performance.
Michael MacIsaac, P.Geo, VP Exploration
Mr. MacIsaac brings to Metals Creek Resources over 33 years of exploration and management experience. Mr. MacIsaac received his B.Sc from Lakehead University and has a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) designation from the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. Mr. MacIsaac’s vast experience entails both grass roots and advanced projects across Canada in gold, base metal and PGE environments. His experience includes base metal exploration with Noranda Exploration in the Geco and Mattabi Mining Camps, Gold exploration in the prolific Hemlo and Red lake Gold Camps and PGE exploration for North American Palladium in Northern Finland and Northwestern Ontario where he held the position of exploration manager and was instrumental in the discovery of the Offset Zone at the Lac des Isle Mine site. Mr. MacIsaac’s vast background in different metallogenic terranes and exploration techniques will help this young company poised for growth attain its strategic objectives through quality acquisitions and sound exploration.
Wayne Reid , P.Geo, VP Corporate Development & Director
Mr. Reid has in excess of 35 years experience in exploration and mining geology, spanning a variety of Canadian geological terrane, from Newfoundland to Northern B.C. and Alaska. Mr. Reid was instrumental in the discovery of the Brewery Creek Gold Deposit in the Yukon Territory and the Boundary Massive Sulphide Deposit / Duck Pond Mine in Central Newfoundland. His experience includes gold, base metal and uranium exploration in most geological environments in North America. He has over 20 years with the Noranda / Hemlo group in the capacity of District and Regional manager in a number of areas across Canada. He has over 10 years in the Timmins camp with Echo Bay Mines, as Canadian Manager and with St. Andrew Goldfields, as Exploration Manager. Most recently he was Vice President of Exploration for Ucore Uranium.
Nikolaos (Nick) S. Tsimidis , CFO & Director
Nick is an entrepreneur and a specialist in the financial aspects of real estate investments. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto in 1987. Upon graduation, he spent 6 years at KPMG in the audit department providing services to a variety of clients. In September 1993, Nick left KPMG to set up his own chartered accounting firm, focusing on tax and financial planning. Nick is the CFO and the Principal Broker for Union Capital Management Inc. ( a mortgage broker) and the CFO of Haven Property Development Inc. (a real estate development firm operating in the Greater Toronto Area). He has been intimately involved with mortgage origination and real estate development projects. Nick is also the chief financial officer and a director of Bold Stroke Ventures (TSX: BSV.P) a capital pool corporation.
Michael Stares, Director
Mr. Stares has been a successful entrepreneur having a 50% ownership in Stares Contracting Corp., a private contracting firm that provides prospecting and development services to the mining and exploration industry. Michael is also President and CEO of Rare Earth Metals. Michael's background comes from 18 years of prospecting, 8 years for Noranda Exploration, having a fantastic track record for new discoveries. Alongside the Stares-Keats family of prospectors, Michael was the honoured recipient of the "Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year" Award at the 2007 PDAC Conference. Michael currently serves as a director of Benton Resources Corp. (BTC, TSX-V).
Pat Mohan, Director
Mr. Mohan is President and CEO of the Mohan Group. Pat has worked in the marketing, advertising and promotions field for over 20 years. In 1986, he founded The Mohan Group and has been the driving force behind the growth of the company from a fledgling firm to one of the fasted growing and best respected advertising and marketing companies in Canada. Pat is also a director with Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.
Malvin Spooner, Director
Mr. Spooner was the Founder, President & CEO, and a Director of Mavrix Fund Management Inc., an award-winning investment management company with mutual and other funds distributed across Canada until acquired in 2009. A portfolio manager for over 25+ years in the Canadian financial services industry, in more recent years he introduced and was responsible for a successful series of tax advantaged limited partnerships, which invested over half a billion dollars in junior mining exploration companies. He has appeared frequently on television and in print media as an investment expert over his entire career, and is a widely respected professional.
Lorne Woods, Director
Mr. Woods is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunset Cove Mining, in which he established and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2010. This new exploration company is focused on precious minerals in Peru and is also listed on the Bolsa de Valores del Peru. In addition to co-founding Sunset Cove Mining, he was the VP of Investor Relations at Blue Note Mining from 2005 thru 2009. His expertise is maintaining strong communication with management, shareholders, and investment bankers. Lorne graduated from Concordia University 1986 with a BA, majoring in Political Science. He has served as a chair, board member, and director for the Concordia University Alumni Association. He enjoys photography, and has background experience in advertising. Co-founded Judson Woods back in 1987 with Mike Judson to work with a large group of small mining companies. The company’s principal business started with the creation and production of advertising to assist in the marketing of our clients to the investment community. Then became specialized in the public investor relations phase campaigning our clients and projects to the financial media and investing public.
Richard Nemis, Advisor
Mr.Nemis was born in Sudbury, Ontario Canada 1938, graduated St. Charles College, Sudbury, Ontario, University of Ottawa and Osgoode Hall Law School and called to the bar in the Province of Ontario as Barrister and Solicitor in 1968. Practiced law continuously until approximately 1995, which practice was in the field of corporate, commercial and securities law. From 1980 to 2008, Mr. Nemis served as the President and CEO of Noront Resources Ltd. In 2008 Mr. Nemis was named Chairman Emeritus of Noront for life in recognition of his outstanding pivotal contributions to that company’s success, which included the discovery of “The Ring of Fire” McFaulds Lake area, north eastern Ontario. Also during his tenure with Noront, Noront funded the exploration and discovery of the Beaver Brook Antimony Mine, Gander, Newfoundland. Mr. Nemis established Central Crude Ltd. which subsequently was changed to River Gold Mines Inc. and which currently trades on the TSE. While President and CEO of Central Crude the company discovered and developed the Eagle River Gold Mine, Wawa, Ontario which is currently in production. Also during President of Central Crude, the company was associated with the Moss Lake Deposit located west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Also during Presidency of Central Crude, was instrumental of a large oil and gas field in Ohio USA located in the Cleveland area and known as the Geauga County Gas Field. Mr. Nemis was associated with Mr. V.N. Harbinson and associated with a number of the Harbinson group of companies, including Consolidated Durham Mines, Spooner Mines and Oils and Dominion Explorers, Noble Mines and Oils, Onaping Resources. Mr. Nemis is currently a senior member and part owner of what is considered to be the largest structural steel fabricator in northern Ontario, operating since 1946 out of Sudbury, Ontario.
Darin Wagner, Advisor
Mr. Wagner is a Professional Geologist with 20 years of exploration and corporate development experience. Mr. Wagner became President of Sydney Resources Corp., in September 2005 and helped engineered the successful merger between Sydney and Band Ore Resources to form West Timmins Mining Inc. In 2006, he then served as President, CEO, Director and Qualified Person for West Timmins Mining through the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek Gold Zone in Timmins Ontario and the acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold in an all shares deal valued at $424 million which was completed in November 2009. Mr. Wagner currently is President, CEO & Director of Balmoral Resources, also serves as a director of Druk Capital Partners and as a technical and/or corporate advisor to several other publically listed resources.