People

  • Paul van Eeden, B.Sc.
    Paul van Eeden, B.Sc. Chairman of the Board
    Paul van Eeden, B.Sc. Paul van Eeden, B.Sc. Chairman of the Board

    Paul van Eeden is the President of Cranberry Capital Inc. and a director of C3 Alliance Corp. Paul started his business career in 1985 and has been involved in public capital markets since 1995, first as a broker and later as an investor. Paul has a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and is known for his research on gold pricing models and monetary inflation.

    Paddy Nicol, MBA
    Paddy Nicol, MBA President, CEO & Director
    Paddy Nicol, MBA Paddy Nicol, MBA President, CEO & Director

    Paddy has over 15 years’ experience in public company management serving on the boards of Abacus Mining Corp., Redstar Gold Corp., Niblack Mining Corp., Cobre Exploration Ltd., and Spanish Mountain Gold. Most recently he was the President and CEO of Niblack Mining Corp. which successfully merged with Committee Bay Resources in 2008. During his tenure, Paddy developed an extensive network of contacts throughout the institutional and retail investment community. Paddy holds an MBA in management consulting from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

    David Caulfield, P. Geo.
    David Caulfield, P. Geo. Director
    David Caulfield, P. Geo. David Caulfield, P. Geo. Director

    David Caulfield was co-founder of Rimfire Minerals Corporation and he played an integral role in building the company and it’s business through its strategic partnerships. Prior to Rimfire, he was a co-founder and President of Equity Engineering Ltd. (now Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd.), a privately held geological consulting firm. David is also a co-founder, shareholder and Chairman of C3 Alliance Corp., a privately held consulting firm which facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between Indigenous Peoples and resource sector businesses. In an extensive volunteer capacity, David served as the 2005 President of the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia (AME BC) and David played a role in the creation of Geoscience BC and has served as a Director and Vice Chair until 2014.

    John F.H. Thompson, Ph.D.
    John F.H. Thompson, Ph.D. Director
    John F.H. Thompson, Ph.D. John F.H. Thompson, Ph.D. Director

    John divides his time between Cornell University, where he is the Wold Professor of Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability, and Vancouver, BC where his consulting company provides strategic analysis and advice related to exploration, mining and sustainability. John has over 35 years of experience with the minerals industry and related research. He was VP Technology and Development and Chief Geoscientist for Teck Resources (1998-2012) and worked previously with Rio Tinto and BP Minerals. In the 1990s he ran the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia on behalf of industry. He participated in Global Agenda Council for the Future of Mining and Metals and is currently a member of the Global Future Council for Advanced Materials – both with the World Economic Forum. He is Chair of the Resources for Future Generations 2018 conference, Vice Chair of Genome BC, past President of the Society of Economic Geologists, and has other corporate board and advisory roles.

    Stewart Harris, P. Geo.
    Stewart Harris, P. Geo. VP Technical Services
    Stewart Harris, P. Geo. Stewart Harris, P. Geo. VP Technical Services

    Stewart Harris has over twenty-nine years’ experience in mineral exploration and has specialized in all aspects of exploration program development and management. This experience has been throughout the Canadian Cordillera and with substantial international experience in Central and South America and the Southwest Pacific Rim. His most recent position, before joining the company, was with Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd. where he was responsible for exploration ranging from first-pass reconnaissance-scale exploration to resource definition drilling programs. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia and is also a Professional Geoscientist.

    Mr. Harris serves as the Company’s “qualified person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this website.

    Mahesh Liyanage, CA
    Mahesh Liyanage, CA Chief Financial Officer
    Mahesh Liyanage, CA Mahesh Liyanage, CA Chief Financial Officer

    Mahesh Liyanage is a Chartered Professional Accountant (member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of BC) with more than 20 years’ experience across diverse industries. For the past ten years, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for several exploration companies and gained valuable experience in managing financial affairs of exploration companies.

    Dave Groves, M.Sc.
    Dave Groves, M.Sc. VP Exploration
    Dave Groves, M.Sc. Dave Groves, M.Sc. VP Exploration

    Dave Groves has over 35 years’ experience in precious-metals exploration, resource development and exploration business development. He currently serves as a non-executive director for Sarama Resources, a West African gold explorer and developer and, most-recently was a consultant for Evrim, where he provided target-generation and program-design services in North America.  Previously, Mr. Groves held the position of VP Global Exploration for Centerra Gold where he led and managed the company’s resource development and greenfield exploration programs in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Russia and China. Before Centerra, and for much of his career, Mr. Groves was with Newmont Mining Corporation in exploration and business development roles in North America, Australia, Europe and West Africa. During his tenure at Newmont, he participated in the discovery and delineation of the Leeville and Turf gold deposits on the Carlin Trend in Nevada, directed greenfield discoveries of Carlin-type and high-sulfidation gold deposits in the Tethys mineral belt in Turkey and Armenia and oversaw a major resource expansion at the Akyem gold deposit in West Africa.

    Mr. Groves holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from the University of Maine at Orono and a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists. 

  • Alain Charest
    Alain Charest Vice President Exploration, Mexico
    Alain Charest Alain Charest Vice President Exploration, Mexico

    Mr. Charest has over 30 years of hands-on experience in mineral exploration, including 21 years in Mexico. He completed geological engineering studies at UBC in Vancouver, in 1993. He is the former VP of Exploration for Francisco Gold Corp. and Chesapeake Gold Corp. Under his tenure at Francisco Gold Corp., Alain spearheaded the team that discovered and developed the El Sauzal (Goldcorp), a 2M oz gold deposit in Chihuahua State, Mexico, and the larger 4M oz-plus Marlin (Goldcorp) gold-silver deposit in Guatemala. From 2009 until 2014 Alain was President, CEO and chief geologist for Arcelia Gold Corp., a privately-owned company doing prospect generation work in Mexico.

    Luzelena Fuentes, B.A.
    Luzelena Fuentes, B.A. Manager of Administration and Accounting, Mexico
    Luzelena Fuentes, B.A. Luzelena Fuentes, B.A. Manager of Administration and Accounting, Mexico

    Luz Elena has 13 years’ experience in administration of mining exploration. She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Business and Finance from ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), Campus Guadalajara. Luz Elena has worked for the Company since 2005.

    Gloria Guerrero, CPA
    Gloria Guerrero, CPA Accountant, Mexico
    Gloria Guerrero, CPA Gloria Guerrero, CPA Accountant, Mexico

    Gloria is a Certified Public Accountant from the Universidad Del Desarrollo Profesional (UNIDEP), she has 14 years’ experience in accounting and Tax, an associated of the Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Sonora A.C., and more than 10 years with Minera Evrim.

    Ignacio Camarena, B.Sc.
    Ignacio Camarena, B.Sc. Project Geologist, Mexico
    Ignacio Camarena, B.Sc. Ignacio Camarena, B.Sc. Project Geologist, Mexico

    Ignacio has 14 years experience in mineral exploration, project generation, mapping sampling and both diamond and RC drilling, mainly in porphyry, skarn and epithermal projects. He graduated from the University of Sonora with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology. He has worked for Minera Evrim since 2013.

    Aaron Huguez, B.Sc.
    Aaron Huguez, B.Sc. Country Manager, Mexico
    Aaron Huguez, B.Sc. Aaron Huguez, B.Sc. Country Manager, Mexico

    Aaron is a graduate from the University of Sonora and has ten years’ experience in exploration including geological mapping and drilling. Aaron spent three years working on properties which have since become part of Evrim’s portfolio. He brings project management and logistical skills as well as an excellent understanding of Sonoran geology and mineral deposits to Evrim’s Mexican exploration team.

    Rosana Batista, B.A.
    Rosana Batista, B.A. Corporate Secretary, Canada
    Rosana Batista, B.A. Rosana Batista, B.A. Corporate Secretary, Canada

    A professional business administrator with over 20 years’ experience in Corporate and Information Technology governance. Rosana holds a Business Administrator bachelor degree and built her career in the information technology area working for international public companies, with demand management, process review and budget management. Since 2012 she has been specializing as Corporate Secretary and joined Evrim in 2016. She is an ICSA Canada student, working towards her certification as a Chartered Secretary.

    Nicola Stephen, B.Sc. (Hons)
    Nicola Stephen, B.Sc. (Hons) Geologist, GIS and Database Manager, Canada
    Nicola Stephen, B.Sc. (Hons) Nicola Stephen, B.Sc. (Hons) Geologist, GIS and Database Manager, Canada

    Nicola graduated from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Earth Science in 2011. After graduating, Nicola moved to Perth, Australia to work in the mining industry as an exploration geologist. She worked in the Goldfields area of Western Australia for close to three years before moving to Vancouver, Canada where she joined Evrim in 2017.

    Laurence Pryer, PhD.
    Laurence Pryer, PhD. Project Geologist, Canada
    Laurence Pryer, PhD. Laurence Pryer, PhD. Project Geologist, Canada

    Laurence joined Evrim in 2017 after graduating from the University of Alberta, Canada with a PhD in Economic Geology. He also holds an MA in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. Laurence brings his understanding of Northern Cordilleran geology and mineral deposits to Evrim’s Vancouver Office.

    Liliana Wong, B.A.
    Liliana Wong, B.A. Investor Relations Manager, Canada
    Liliana Wong, B.A. Liliana Wong, B.A. Investor Relations Manager, Canada

    Liliana has worked in Marketing and Investor Relations roles for the last 9 years in the technology and mining industries. She graduated from UBC with a B.A in 2009 and earned a Digital Marketing diploma in 2016. Liliana has experience working with junior mining companies listed in the U.S and Canada. Originally from Peru, Liliana is fluent in Spanish and English.

    Carlos Beltran, M.Sc (Hons)
    Carlos Beltran, M.Sc (Hons) Project Geologist, Mexico
    Carlos Beltran, M.Sc (Hons) Carlos Beltran, M.Sc (Hons) Project Geologist, Mexico

    Carlos Beltran has over 22 years of experience in precious metal exploration and resource development and expansion. Previously to working at Evrim, Mr. Beltran held the position of exploration superintendent (Surface and Underground) for Yamana Gold Inc. in low sulphidation epithermal deposits. Before Yamana Gold Inc. he spent a couple of years working as an Exploration Manager for Catalyst Copper in porphyry copper deposits. Additionally, he has experience working as a Project Geologist in USA and Canada in porphyry copper deposits and mesothermal veins, including several years working for a subsidiary of Campbell Resources in disseminated gold deposits in sedimentary rocks.

    Carlos holds and bachelor’s degree in Geology (Honours) from the Universidad de Sonora and a master’s degree in Science (Honours) from the Universidad de Sonora.