Executive Officers and Directors
The following information is provided as of January 29, 2024 with respect to each executive officer and director of the Company:
Name and Position
James F. Ebisch President and Chief Precious Metals Analyst
Richard Halvorsen, 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. 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).
Richard Halvorsen, Director: Richard graduated from Western Washington University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Linguistics. Since graduation, Richard has worked as a geologist for a number of mineral exploration firms. He is currently employed full-time as a senior geologist for Coeur Mining in Alaska. Mr. Halvorsen has experience in all facets of mineral exploration work. He is the youngest member of our team, and we especially welcome the computer skills that he has with geologic and mineral deposit modeling. He is a capable, hands-on geologist, well-experienced with the vicissitudes of drill crew management and the unpredictability of underground mining operations.
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 with 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 four modern gold mines; K2, Key West, Overlook, 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.
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.