Executive Officers and Directors
The following information is provided as of July 1, 2018 with respect to each executive officer and director of the Company:
Name and Position
James F. Ebisch President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director
Jerry Krause Director
Mike Roumph Director
John G. Gartner Vice-President Exploration and Director
James F. Ebisch, President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director, 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 38-year 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.
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, Mines and Madness, sold out quickly, but is now available as an e-book on Amazon.com
Jerome V. (Jerry) Krause, Director, 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.
Mike Roumph, Director, is a co-founder of Wyoming Mines. Mike Roumph owned and operated his first business at the age of 24. Since then Mike has been a serial entrepreneur. He has been involved in the start-up of over 60 different businesses, mostly in the medical field. In his most successful endeavor, Mike started 50 privately owned de novo children’s dental clinics across the country and sold them in 2006 at the age of 39. That strong business acumen will help the company avoid unforeseen pitfalls as we move forward.
Mike is semi-retired and now spends a significant amount of time managing his investments. He has spent much of the last 12 years raising his 4 children and helping coach a college wrestling team. Mike graduated from the University of hard-knocks with a PhD in entrepreneurial success.
John G. Gartner, Director and Vice-President Exploration. Mr.Gartner, 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 document. 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.