Background on Company Management

The Company was founded in 2019 by Howard Crosby and John Ryan. Mr. Crosby and Mr. Ryan have been business partners for twenty-five years, with a focus on natural resource industries. The two entrepreneurs have founded, developed and grown multiple successful companies from start-up phase to public listings, strategic buyouts, or asset sales.

Directors and Executives

John Ryan

President & CEO, Secretary & Director

Mr. Ryan has twenty-five years of experience in founding and operating natural resource companies. He has founded or co-founded and served in executive or board positions with Cadence Resources Corporation, Metalline Mining Company (now called Silver Bull Resources), High Plains Uranium, Western Goldfields, Inc. (which became part of New Gold), U.S. Silver Corporation (now America’s Gold), Southern Legacy Minerals, and White Mountain Titanium and others.

Howard Crosby

Executive Vice-President, Treasurer & Director

Mr. Crosby has been president of Crosby Enterprises, Inc., a family-owned business advisory consulting firm since 1989. From 1994 to June of 2006, he served as president and director of Cadence Resources Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas company, which was merged with an AMEX-listed company in 2005. Mr. Crosby also was a founder and director of High Plains Uranium in 2004, which was sold to Energy Metals Corporation in 2006.

James Czirr


Mr. Czirr was appointed a Director in October 2020. Mr. Czirr is a co-founder of 10X Fund, L.P., and he is a managing member of 10X Capital Management LLC, the general partner of 10X Fund, L.P. Mr. Czirr co-founded Galectin Therapeutics in July 2000.

Terrence Dunne


Mr. Dunne joined the Board of Directors in December 2020. He is a currently licensed Certified Public Accountant in Washington, and he is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Donna Miller


Ms. Miller has been the owner of Compass Accounting, Inc since 2002, a business specializing in outsourced CFO and Controller responsibilities. Prior to opening Compass, she was the CFO of Pro Industries, GmbH.

Helen Thomas

Vice President of Geology and Permitting

Ms. Thomas has nine years of diverse experience in base metal mineral exploration, permitting for exploration and mining companies, and environmental, social, governance (ESG) due diligence.

GEM’s Technical and Advisory Team

Greg Schifrin

Consulting Geologist (& Minex Team)

Mr. Schifrin serves in a consulting geologist role with over 35 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry where he has been involved in precious metal mineral systems, base metals, rare earth and uranium exploration and development.

James G. Baughman

Consulting Geologist & GIS

Mr. Baughman is a Professional Consulting Geologist based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Mr. Baughman has worked as a Consulting Geologist for 18 years, as well as held senior positions in mineral exploration companies spanning a career of 30 years.

John Reynolds

Consulting Geologist/Geophysicist (& Durango Geophysics Team)

Mr. John Reynolds is a geologist and geophysicist. He is the principal owner of Durango Geophysical Operations, Inc. Previously he served as VP Operations for Phoenix Geophysics located in Denver, CO.

Manuel Montoya

Project Generation and GIS Consultant

Mr. Montoya is a diversified professional technician with over 35 years of geological mapping, database management, drafting, surveying, and computer support experience in the precious metals, base metals, coal, oil/gas and civil/land profession.

Kurt Hoffman

Mining and Mineral Lands Consultant

Mr. Hoffman has a substantial amount of experience providing consulting services to start-up mining ventures and mining companies at all levels of development. Mr. Hoffman primarily consults in mineral property acquisitions and transactions, financings of mineral properties and project management.