Board of Directors and Officers

Alson Niu, President & CEO, Director
Alson Niu is a multi-disciplined business professional with 4 years of experience acting as a director of multiple publicly traded companies, with one focused primarily in the mining sector. Specializing in private equity and capital markets, Mr. Niu is a managing partner at Conquest Capital, a venture firm invested in many industries such as agriculture, technology, and gaming. He also serves as a partner for Evolve Branding, a premium marketing consulting company specializing in branding & online marketing..

Ryan Torres, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Torres has over 20 years of sales experience focused on mid to conglomerate level companies. With a proven record of success in various high-level sales positions in Canada, Mr. Torres brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as director. With a keen understanding of market dynamics and a passion for building high-performing teams, Mr. Torres is eager to take on the role. His strong commitment to customer-based satisfaction and his ability to navigate complex business transaction make him a valuable asset to the organization’s future. Through his sales, branding and strategic planning experience in the technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and automotive industries, he has gained a broad network of key contacts to accelerate the company’s opportunities.

Chris Thomas, Director
Chris Thomas is a seasoned entrepreneur with nearly a decade of various business endeavours. He has successfully navigated transactions exceeding nine figures in value, garnering numerous sales accolades and establishing lasting partnerships. His financial expertise in securing debt financing for businesses remains a key asset, while his ability to leverage his influential network adds a distinct advantage to the company. Additionally, he currently serves as CEO and Director of another publicly traded company in the mining sector. With his extensive experience in sales, real estate acquisitions, and expertise in raising capital, his multifaceted background brings valuable insights to both the mining company he directs and the board he sits on. Mr. Thomas’ ability to leverage his diverse skill set and strategic vision has consistently delivered outstanding results and forged enduring partnerships
throughout his career.

Jia Qian, Director
Mr. Qian is an entrepreneur renowned for his dedication to social impact and positive change. As the founder of StrayFaces, Mr. Qian has demonstrated a robust commitment to both social welfare and community involvement. StrayFaces, since its launch in 2019, has marked numerous milestones, notably surpassing seven figures in revenue, as a result of Mr. Qian’s visionary leadership. The company has stayed true to its mission, benefiting countless individuals and stray animals, showcasing a genuine passion for effecting tangible, meaningful change in society.


Mr. Garry Clark, B.Sc., P.Geo., Qualified Person
Mr. Clark has been providing consulting services to many exploration and mining Companies for over 35 years. Mr. Clark is the Executive Director of the Ontario Prospectors Assn (“OPA”). Mr. Clark has served on several provincial government committees and boards including Minister of Mines Act Advisory Committee, Ontario, and the Ontario Geological Survey Advisory Board.

Mr. Stew Carmichael, P.Geo., Chief Geologist
Mr. Carmichael, P.Geo., is the Chief Geologist of the Company. Mr. Carmichael has over 35 years experience in the exploration and mining industry and was named the 2006 Ontario Prospector of the Year with Mr. Michael Sutton, P.Geo., for the discovery and delineation of the South Mine Complex at the Macassa Mine, owned by Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.

Mr. Fred Kiernicki
Mr. Kiernicki has over 30 years of domestic and international experience as an exploration contractor, manager and field consultant for both private and public companies involved in the mineral exploration business for gold and base metals.