Board of Directors
Michael (Mick) Stares, President, CEO
Michael is a successful entrepreneur and has been involved in the mining exploration business for the past 30 years. He started his career working as a prospector with Noranda Exploration in the early 1980s. Michael is co-owner of Stares Contracting Corp., an exploration services company, which he has successfully managed for the past 15 years. In March of 2007, Michael along with the rest of the Stares/Keats family, were the proud recipients of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), "Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award". This award was given to recognize the family's contributions to the mining industry over the past +40 years. Through Stares Contracting in 2009, Michael was hired By Canada Chrome Corporation to claim stake the “Ring Of Fire” road route. The route started in the town of Nakina, Ontario and ended at the “Ring of Fire” 350km north, which took just over a year to complete. Michael has served on the board of several junior mining companies and at present is a director of Metals Creek Resources Corp. and Benton Resources Inc. In 2009, Michael along with his brother Stephen, started Rare Earth Metals Inc. where he served as President and CEO for three years. Michael, along with his brother Stephen, have been responsible for generating millions of dollars being spent on various projects throughout Canada over the course of their careers. Michael is excited to share the knowledge that he has gained over the past 30 years to advance White Metal Resources and contribute to the company’s growth now and into the future.
Scott Jobin-Bevans, Vice President Exploration, Director
Dr. Jobin-Bevans has over 25 years in the mineral exploration business that has included field work, management and administrative duties, research, report writing, presentations and project finance. Scott has more than a decade of direct experience with public and private companies as an officer, director and technical advisor and has been involved with taking several private companies public. He is a registered geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology, Lakehead University and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Areas of expertise include project generation and management, due diligence reporting (valuation/evaluation/auditing), managing multi-million dollar projects from generative stage to advanced exploration and development and research and reporting and targeting with respect to mergers and acquisitions and investment in various commodities including gold, nickel and copper. Scott has a wide range of exploration experience in most commodities including expertise in magmatic sulphides (Ni-Cu-Co) and PGE (Pt-Pd) mineralization, gold, silver, copper (porphyry) and base metals (VMS). Dr. Jobin-Bevans has an extensive industry and government network and served as President (2010-2012) and a Director (2002-2010) of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). In 2013, Scott was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contribution and achievements as a volunteer in the Canadian minerals industry.
Elliot Strashin, Director (Chairman)
Dr. Elliot Strashin graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1980 after which he practiced in the community of Elliot Lake. It was during his tenure in Northern Ontario that he began prospecting andstaking mineral claims. From 1996-2001 he served as a director of Maple Minerals Inc. In April of 1999 he joined the board of Canadian Golden Dragon Resources Ltd. as Secretary and became President and C.E.O. in January of 2000. He continued to serve that corporation through its time as trillium north Minerals ltd., until June of 2014 when it became White Metal Resources Inc. He remains as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Strashin no longer practices medicine but serves as CEO and President of S. Strashin and Sons Limited where he has redeveloped 550,000 sq. ft. of industrial buildings into green, loft space, most of it LEED certified. He is also involved with green technology companies, serving on the Board of Directors at dynaCERT Inc.
Alexander (Sandy) Stares, Director
Alexander “Sandy” Stares comes from a family with a long line of prospectors. He has in excess of 18 years experience in mineral exploration, spanning a variety of Canadian geological terranes, from Newfoundland to Yukon. He has also completed several prospecting assignments in Indonesia and Mexico. Prior to forming his own Contracting Company – Stares Prospecting Ltd. - Sandy 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. 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's “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 the recipient of the Deputy Commander in Chief of NORAD “Certificate of Achievement Award" for exceptional performance.
Jean-Pierre Colin, Director
Jean-Pierre Colin DCS, LL.L, MBA, is a corporate strategy consultant to high-growth publicly-listed mining companies. He has been an effective mining executive and securities industry professional. Over 3 decades, Mr. Colin’s investment banking background has extended to firms such as Richardson Greenshields, JP Colin Securities, Deacon Capital, Octagon Capital and Desjardins Securities where he provided corporate financing and mergers & acquisitions services to hundreds of prosperous mining issuers. Mr. Colin co-founded and managed the highly successful NIM group of mining funds in the 1980's and the Caratax mining funds of the 1990's, which collectively managed a portfolio of over $750,000,000 of flow through shares and invested in over 200 junior mining companies in Canada.
Mr. Colin is also a director of dynaCERT Inc., listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, Sego Resources Inc., listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and formerly served as director of Premier Gold Mines; Wolfden Resources (sold to Zinifex for over $350 million); Virginia Gold (whose Eleonore property was sold to Goldcorp for over $ 1 billion); and, Pelangio Mines. He was the initiator and a founding shareholder of Detour Gold, one of Eastern Canada's largest gold mining operations.