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Board of Directors

Petra Decher, Chair of the Board

Ms. Decher is a finance executive with over twelve years experience in the mining industry. She has a deep understanding of public reporting, corporate governance, and investor relations. Ms. Decher was the the Vice President, Finance and Assistant Secretary for Franco-Nevada Corporation from 2009 to 2016. She currently serves as Director at Integra Gold. Petra is a Chartered Accountant. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Concordia University, her Diploma in Accounting at McGill University and articled at Richter Usher Vineberg (now Richter).

Elgin Wolfe

Mr. Wolfe is an accomplished and successful businessman. He currently serves as President of King River Development Limited and Tri-Main Development LLC, both real estate development companies. Mr. Wolfe joined Red Pine’s Board in 1989 and was appointed Chairman in 2013.

Quentin Yarie, P.Geo.

Mr. Yarie has been a director of Red Pine since 2011 and also serves as Director of MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. and Energizer Resources Inc. Mr. Yarie studied Business Administration at SIAST, Saskatchewan and has over 20 years of project management and business development experience in the mining and environmental/engineering sector.

Brent Nykoliation

Mr. Nykoliation is Senior Vice_President Corporate Development at Energizer Resources Inc. and was appointed a director of Red Pine in 2007. He has more than 15 years experience in various senior management roles in marketing, sales and business development at Nestle, Whirlpool, Home Depot and Lenbrook Canada. He holds Bachelor of Commerce from Queens University.

Dr. Robert Dodds, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. Dodds has over 44 years of experience in the mining industry and has authored 17 scientific articles which have been published in various North American technical journals. Dr. Dodds has worked in resource exploration, development and production with various resource companies including, Barrick Gold Corporation, The Kidd Creek Mine, Teck Resources Limited, Cominco, The Kerr Addison Mine, Noranda Inc. and Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. He acted as Manager and Operator at a gold mine in Northwestern Ontario and has provided engineering services for pit slope stability, rock mechanics, rock monitoring, dewatering, frozen earth cut off wall, tailings disposal systems, dams, blasting and Closure Plans. Dr. Dodds held senior management positions with Algonquin Power Utility Corp (“APUC”) and was, most recently, CEO of Augustine Ventures Inc. before its merger with Red Pine Exploration.

G. Michael Newman

Mr. Newman has over 37 years of senior management and public company experience. He is a Director of Quinsam Capital Corporation, Distinct Infrastructure Group, Leo Acquisition Corp., and a member of the Independent Review Committee of Energy Income Fund, Citadel Income Fund and European Strategic Balanced Fund. Mr. Newman also serves on the Advisory Board of The Succession Fund. Mr. Newman is the founder, and from 1997 to 2009 was the President & CEO of InterRent Estate Investment Trust. He is the Managing Director of two family owned merchant banks, Boardwalk Capital Inc. and Adevam Investments Inc. 

Peter Kampian, CPA, CA

Mr. Peter Kampian has over 30 years of experience in investment management related to electrical generation, manufacturing, securities exchange and public accounting. Mr.Kampian is the Chief Financial Officer at Mettrum Health Corp. and the Chief Executive Officer at Edge Financial Consulting Services Inc.  He was formely the Chief Financial Officer at One World Energy Inc. and Algonquin Power Income Fund. Mr. Kampian is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.