Management & Board of Directors

Christopher Huggins

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Huggins, B.Sc. Honours Geology has over 25 years experience working with mining, technology, and capital equipment companies in management, business development and operational roles. His early career began working as a regional exploration geologist for Homestake around the Eskay Creek, Snip Mine, Stewart and Dease Lake Camps. Over the past decade, Mr. Huggins developed and delivered innovative capital equipment and financial solutions for surface and underground mining operations across NWT and Yukon, managed Global and National Caterpillar accounts while at Finning, and was formerly the President and COO of Crest Resources Inc. He is currently an independent director for Exploits Discovery Corp.

Andrew H. Rees


Mr. Rees, B.Comm. has over 20 years experience working with oil and gas and mining companies, and has raised over $100 million in the public markets. In executive management roles, Mr. Rees has taken projects from discovery to commercial production. Mr. Rees currently serves as a director of a number of publicly traded resource companies. Mr. Rees holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University (British Columbia).

Laurence Smoliak


Mr. Smoliak is a Chartered Public Accountant (Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant) with over 40 years experience in public practice and industry. He has broad experience in finance and management, international business experience and has held senior management positions in private and public companies.  Mr. Smoliak graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems. After university he spent five years with the Chartered Accounting firm Thorne Riddell (later merged to be KPMG) working in the areas of auditing, taxation and business valuations. He then set up and operated his own successful public accounting practice.



Mr. Sutton has over 35 years experience working around and for public companies.  From October 2020 through November 2022 Mr. Sutton was CFO for Exploits Discovery Corp. During this time Exploits raised over $26 million. Monty‚Äôs earlier positions included Senior Management Accountant with MacMillan Bloedel which included various accounting, consulting, and advisory roles.  Mr. Sutton worked most of his career as an investment advisor, trader, and insurance specialist with PI Financial Corp. in Vancouver. During this time he participated in raising over $100 million for junior mining companies. On the public market side of the exploration business, Mr. Sutton was the Corporate Development Manager with eCobalt Solutions as they completed a base shelf prospectus for $100 Million.

Thomas Kennedy

COO and Director

Mr. Kennedy, B.Comm., J.D. is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. After an initial career at the Federal Department of Justice, Mr. Kennedy has primarily focused as a legal, financial and business consultant to publicly-traded companies. Mr. Kennedy is currently a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the British Columbia Bar Association, and an Associate member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Kennedy has also served and continues to serve as an officer and/or director of several TSX, TSX-V, CSE and OTCQB publicly traded companies.

Dale Dobson


Mr. Dobson, CPA, CGA is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. He has been working for TSX-V listed mining companies since 1994.