Board and Management
William M. Sheriff is an entrepreneur and visionary with over 40 years of experience in the minerals industry; has raised over $500 MM in the public markets and brings extensive experience in project generation, mergers and acquisitions to the Company.
Michael Collins P.Geo.
With 18 years of public market experience, Michael founded Bluerock Resources which was the only new uranium producer in the 2000-2008 uranium cycle in the US southwest.
Mr. Sheriff was a pioneer in the uranium renaissance as co-founder and Chairman of Energy Metals Corp. and was responsible for compiling the largest domestic uranium resource base in US history before the company was acquired by Uranium One Corp for $1.8 Billion in 2007. With his in-depth understanding of the nuclear industry and market conditions, plus his knowledge of the financial markets, Mr. Sheriff is regarded as a leader and avid supporter of nuclear energy as a clean and reliable energy source for the United States. Mr. Sheriff also has a significant interest in the gold exploration sector with personal and corporate gold exploration assets across the United States and Canada. He is a Director and co-founder of Group 11 Technologies Inc, a private company committed to the development and application of environmentally and socially responsible precious metals mineral extraction as an alternative to conventional mining methods. Mr. Sheriff is the founder and presently serves as the Executive Chair of enCore Energy Corp., a leader in in-situ recovery uranium and also serves as Executive Chairman of C2C Metals Corp. Mr. Sheriff holds a B.Sc. degree (Geology) from Fort Lewis College, Colorado and an MSc in Mining Geology from the University of Texas-El Paso. He has compiled one of the largest privately-held mining databases in the world.
Over the last 27 years, Mr. Collins has developed specialization in project development, mineral exploration and deposit modeling. His companies and projects of note include uranium development and production in Colorado Utah in 2008, gold production and exploration at the Red Lake Mine with Goldcorp, nickel/copper/PGE’s exploration with Canadian Royalties. Mr. Collins’ work has also taken him to such diverse environments such as East Africa, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia.
Michael has developed End-to-end mining industry expertise. Development of business concept, engaging corporate shell vehicles, raising capital ($50 million), executing property agreements and a uranium tolling/off take agreement. Implementation of plan through team and project build out. Working in highly politicized environments to successfully develop and monetize mineral resources.
As the North American head of a mining engineering business Michael drove growth identifying and capitalizing on corporate assets and relationships. He was able to modify marketing approach by defining key strengths to differentiate the company in services, targeting clientele as well as recruiting. These strategies resulted in a diversified contract base, increasing sales, wider market recognition and organic staff recruitment.
Graduating in 1996 with a B.Sc. Honors from Dalhousie University, Michael was granted professional status Engineers and Geologists of British Columbia in March of 2013.
Mr. Spiering is a registered geologist with over 35 years of international experience in mineral exploration and senior level project management in the Western United States, South America, and Europe.
Mr. Miller is a businessman, professional economic geologist, and a past member of the Wyoming State Legislature.
He served 14 years as VP exploration for Rio Narcea Gold Mines in Spain where he participated in the discovery of the El Valle gold deposit and managed the definition and development of the Aguablanca nickel sulfide deposit.
Mr. Spiering graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in 1978 and worked on the Kaycee Uranium District in the early 1980’s. He served as a project geologist for Energy Fuels Nuclear from 1995 to 1990. As VP Exploration for Quaterra Resources, he led the discovery of the only two new uranium deposits in Arizona. He is a registered member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration, a fellow member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a senior fellow member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Mr. Miller previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Strathmore Minerals Corp. prior to its merger with Energy Fuels in 2013. His career has spanned over 40 years that started with Utah International in the United States, which evolved into Orano Group, the French nuclear power conglomerate.
Mr. Lahusen holds a BSc Geology from University of New Mexico (1969) and has been active as an exploration geologist for over thirty years.
Mr. Sutton brings more than 35 years of experience in public markets, corporate governance, senior administration and accounting and has served on the management teams and boards for many private and publicly traded companies.
Mr. Lahusen began his career exploring for uranium deposits in the Colorado Plateau region, USA. Mr. Lahusen directed and designed exploration programs that resulted in the discovery and subsequent development of the two uranium deposits located in the Lisbon Valley District, Utah.
Starting on the trade floor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange in 1987, Mr. Sutton worked most of his career as an Investment Advisor, Equities Trader, and Insurance Specialist with PI Financial Corp. During this time he focused on resource exploration and participated in raising well over CA$100 million while managing over 1,500 client accounts. Mr. Sutton was also CFO for Exploits Discovery Corp. and Corporate Development Manager with eCobalt Solutions as it completed a base shelf prospectus for $100-million for the development of its Idaho Cobalt Project. Prior to joining PI in 1997, Mr. Sutton was a Senior Management Accountant with MacMillan Bloedel.
Mr. Travis has nearly two decades of mineral industry experience working with precious metals, base metals, and energy metals throughout the Western US.
He has worked with major to junior mining companies from production to development, open pit to underground. Mr. Travis helped Strathmore Minerals in Wyoming develop their Gas Hills properties during the last Uranium boom in 2006 – 2013. He was Strathmore Mineral’s R.S.O. and successfully permitted their PFN geophysical tool for down-hole in-situ assaying of uranium. Exploration has always been a cornerstone of his career and has focused his efforts towards mineral exploration geology. Mr. Travis is Director of the Geological Society of Nevada as well as Director of the Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition. He is a CPG through AIPG and got his undergraduate degree from University of Wyoming.
Ms. Collins is a Securities/Corporate Finance Paralegal with over 30 years of experience as a legal administrator, corporate secretary and paralegal at independent and national law firms and with public companies. She specializes in the preparation, finalization and filing of all securities documents with Canadian securities regulators including continuous disclosure documents. Ms. Collins is Corporate Secretary for Nuclear Fuels Inc., Forum Energy Metals Corp., Exploits Discovery Corp. and Crest Resources Inc.