Management & Directors

Barry Brown – CEO & Director

Since 1978, Mr. Brown has been president of Barry Developments Ltd., a wholly owned private company involved in the organization, reorganization, and management of private and public companies. Mr. Brown has over 35 years of experience as a director and/or officer of a number of public companies. Mr. Brown received a bachelor of commerce in finance from the University of British Columbia in 1976.

George Sookochoff – President

Mr. Sookochoff has over 35 years of experience in the junior mining sector providing consulting services in the area of project development, data analysis and management and digital marketing. He holds a Commerce Degree (Marketing-Computer Sciences) from the University of British Columbia.

He has served as a director for several junior mining companies and as past President and CEO of International PBX Ventures Ltd., a TSX venture company developing several copper porphyry and gold skarn projects in Chile. George also served as Executive Vice President of Golden Dawn Minerals where one of his duties was data acquisition and analysis of exploration data in the Greenwood mining camp. 

George was born and raised in Grand Forks and is quite familiar with the region and its rich mining history along with the importance that mining has played for the families of Grand Forks, Greenwood and area over the last one hundred years.

Stuart Hughes – Director

Mr. Hughes is an entrepreneur in the event industry with over 18 years experience in the marketing industry planning, organizing, and running workshops and Seminars. In his career, Mr. Hughes has become a renowned keynote speaker and has overseen more than 1700 seminars. Mr. Hughes serves as an independent director.

Quinn Field-Dyte – Director

Mr. Field-Dyte has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry, having served from 1996 to 2001 as an investment adviser and later as a consultant to Raytec Development Corp. He currently sits on the board of directors for numerous TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies in the metals and mining industry.

Scott Kent – Director

Mr. Kent brings to the team over 20 years of experience providing public relations counsel to various sectors including mining and manufacturing. With emphasis on corporate communications, his sales and marketing experiences are a welcomed asset. Mr. Kent currently sits on the board and acts in a corporate secretarial role for multiple publicly traded companies.

Nicole Keith – CFO

Ms. Keith brings over 20 years of accounting and managerial experience in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Keith has previously acted as chief financial officer of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and held a senior accounting role for a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Areas of focus for Ms. Keith will include regulatory reporting, capital management, business process improvements, system optimization, internal controls and management reporting. Ms. Keith earned an arts and science bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria and obtained the certified General Accountants (CGA) designation thereafter.