Executive Officers and Directors
The following information is provided as of December 24, 2020 with respect to each executive officer and director of the Company:
Name and Position
James F. Ebisch President and Chief Precious Metals Analyst
Jerry Krause Director
Joseph Woolley Director
John F. Gartner Vice-President Exploration and Director
James F. Ebisch, President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director: James is the founder of Wyoming Mines. Mr. Ebisch has extensive experience in generative exploration and is associated with the discovery of at least one major mineral deposit (Montanore silver-copper deposit in Montana, USA) throughout his four decade career. Mr. Ebisch has experience in domestic and international mineral exploration, conducting generative and project level exploration activities for precious metals, base metals, and industrial minerals. Prior to Wyoming Mines, Mr. Ebisch co-founded and held positions as Director and Vice President Exploration with Palouse Resources, a predecessor to Timberline Resources. Mr. Ebisch worked for a number of major mining companies from 1980-1996. Since 1996, he has operated a consistently profitable consulting business providing services to the mining industry. James currently works part-time as a consultant to several different mineral exploration firms in the northwest United States, primarily within Tertiary Age, gold-bearing grabens. James forte is detailed geological mapping, structural interpretation, and resultant drill-target definition.
He is a Registered Member of the Society of Mining Engineers (SME) since 2011 and an Oregon State Licensed Geologist in good standing since 1986. He is also a NI 43-101 Qualified Person and has completed a significant number of NI 43-101 reports for various publicly-traded Canadian resource companies. Mr. Ebisch received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1980) and a Master of Science Degree in Geology from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas (1984). James Ebisch is also a professional writer. The initial printing of his first book in 2007, Mines and Madness, sold out quickly, but is now available as an e-book on Amazon.com. The economic predictions in the book were indeed prescient, and are now being born out roughly as foretold.
Jerome V. (Jerry) Krause, Director: Jerry is a co-founder of Wyoming Mines. It is indeed difficult to fairly summarize the lifetime achievements of Dr. Krause because a comprehensive list of those achievements would be voluminous. Simply stated, Dr. Krause is internationally recognized as a basketball coach, innovator, and strategist. He literally wrote the book on basketball, publishing over 40 books on the subject. In fact, he is the most published author in basketball history. It’s hard to beat that. Dr. Krause has taught and coached at numerous colleges. It would not be an exaggeration to state that he has positively influenced the lives of hundreds of young athletes through his mentoring.
Dr. Krause began his coaching career in 1959. His most recent positions were as Professor of Physical Education/Physical Program Director at the United States Military Academy (West Point) from 1995-2001 and as the Director of Basketball Operations/Adjunct Professor of Physical Education at Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) from 2001-2016. Dr. Krause has also been involved with other start-up companies, and recognizes the risks and sacrifices necessary to build a new company. Dr. Krause graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Wayne State College, a Master of Science in Education at Colorado State College, and an Education Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado.
Joseph "Mickey" Woolley, Director:
Mickey began his career in the logging business where he gained a vast amount of experience dealing with both state and federal regulatory agencies. He has also spent many years involved in the policy and rule making process with both government agencies and environmental NGO groups. More recently, he has devised, managed and implemented mineral leases on family-owned lands with Crown Resources, Echo Bay Minerals, and Kinross Gold. Those family holdings have yielded three modern gold mines; K2, Key West, and Lamefoot, which all lie within the Republic Graben of northeast Washington State. Historic gold production from the Republic Graben consists of about 4.5 million ounces of gold that came primarily from relatively high-grade, predominantly underground gold deposits. Mickey's vast experience will help us avoid dangerous business pitfalls as the company grows.Mickey graduated from the University of hard-knocks with a PhD in entrepreneurial success.
John F. Gartner, Director and Vice-President Exploration: John, who is fluent in both English and French, has over 3 decades of domestic and international mineral resource experience. Both a Canadian and Austrian citizen, he has been involved with all facets of mineral exploration.
Similar to Dr. Krause, a comprehensive list of Mr. Gartner’s achievements is far beyond the scope of this narrative. Suffice it to say that he has been employed as a project geologist, a senior exploration geologist, an exploration manager, and as Vice-President of Exploration. He was directly responsible for the discovery of several ore deposits in Africa and the mid-continent of North America. Like Mr. Ebisch, he is also a NI 43-101 Qualified Person.
Mr. Gartner received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Concordia University (1983) and a Master of Science Degree in Geology from McGill University (1987). He is a Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG), a Member of the Order of Quebec Geologists, and a Wisconsin Licensed Geologist.
Mr. Gartner’s mid-continent geological experience may be particularly important to the company. His experience in diamond exploration will also be helpful should we decide to initiate a diamond exploration program in Wyoming, where diamond occurrences are numerous, but no economic mine has yet been discovered.