Board of Directors and Management
Corwin (Cor) Coe, B.Sc., P.Geo.
CEO and Director
Cor has over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry working primarily in Arizona, Nevada and the Yukon and has put two mines into production in the past. He is also credited with the discovery of a 2.0 million ounce gold deposit.
Cor is a Professional Geologist, Mining Engineering Technologist and Gemologist, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma in Mining Engineering Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG). Cor has been a Director and/or Officer of several successful public mining companies and previously was a fully licensed Investment Advisor and branch manager of a national brokerage firm.
Most recently, Cor was the founding CEO and a Director of Tundra Copper Corp., where he led the company from its inception through property acquisition, exploration and the successful sale of the company over an 18 month period.
Cor is currently focused on building shareholder value in Sitka Gold Corp.
Donald Penner, B.Sc.
President and Director
Mr Penner brings over 40 years of technical and managerial experience in mineral industry. Mr Penner graduated in 1976 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology. Throughout his career, he gained extensive experience at all levels of mineral property evaluation from grassroots to feasibility-stage on projects in Canada, United States, Africa, South America and Europe. During the late 1970’s, Mr. Penner was a key participant in the discovery of several silver/lead deposits in the central Yukon. His success continued as a member of the exploration team that discovered the Eskay Creek deposit for Prime Resources Ltd in the late 1980’s. Other world class deposits he worked on include Donlin Creek in Alaska and Galore Creek in northwestern British Columbia for NovaGold Resources Ltd. Mr. Penner founded his own successful geological consulting practice in 1990 which he operated for 30 years.
Mike Burke, B.Sc., P.Geo.
Director and VP of Corporate Development
Mike has over 35 years experience in the mining industry primarily in the Yukon. Mike’s career has covered a wide range of experience including 20 years with the Yukon Geological Survey where he was the Head of Mineral Services. Mike was responsible for liaising with prospectors, mining and exploration companies, visiting active exploration sites, authoring the annual Yukon Mining, Development and Exploration Overview and presenting information on Yukon to investment bankers, financial institutions and mining analysts in meetings and conferences around the world. Mike also has experience as an exploration and mine Geologist earlier in his career and was fortunate to be part of the exploration team that discovered the Sa Dena Hes lead-zinc mine and the Ketza River Gold mine in the Yukon. Most recently, Mike was the Chief Geologist for Golden Predator in Yukon and Senior Operations Manager for Ensero Solutions, an environmental and engineering consulting firm.
Mr. Burke holds a BSc in Geology from the University of British Columbia, is a Professional Geologist with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists. Additionally, Mike is a Director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM). He has served on the Board of the YCM continuously since 2013 including holding the role of President from 2015-2019.
J. Greg Dawson, M.Sc., P.Geo.
VP Exploration (Canada) and Director
Mr. Dawson has over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration. He holds a B.Sc. in geology from the University of British Columbia, a M.Sc. from Queens University and is a registered Professional Geoscientist with EGBC. His work experience includes acting as Director of Exploration for GroundTruth Exploration, Vice President Exploration for Colorado Resources, President and Vice President, Exploration of Copper Ridge Exploration as well serving as District Manager and General Manager with Teck Exploration Ltd. in Central Asia and South America. He also spent several years earlier in his career working for the Hunter Dickinson Group and its associated companies.
Jodie Gibson, MBA, P.Geo.
Mr. Gibson is a professional geologist with over 15 years mineral exploration experience throughout the North American Cordillera from Alaska to Mexico; including syngenetic and epigenetic precious and base metal systems. He was the Project Manager of the Underworld Resources Inc. exploration team that discovered and defined the Golden Saddle and Arc deposits. These assets were subsequently sold to Kinross in 2010 for $139 million., Mr. Gibson also served as Vice President Exploration for White Gold Corp where he oversaw over $30 million in exploration activities with highlights including expansion of the Golden Saddle and Arc deposits and five new discoveries across the White Gold district; including the high-grade Vertigo discovery on the JP Ross property. In 2020, Mr. Gibson was recognized as the 2020 Yukon Prospector of the Year.
Scott Price, B.Sc., M.Sc.
VP Exploration (USA)
Mr. Price has over 25 years experience with major and junior mining and exploration companies in the U.S and Canada. Most of his career has focused on gold exploration in Nevada, where he worked on the discovery and definition teams at the Hollister epithermal deposit, and the Phoenix (Battle Mountain district) and Mount Hamilton Carlin-type/intrusion-related gold deposits. Mr. Price also contributed to discovery of the deep east ore body at the Pebble porphyry Cu-Au deposit in Alaska. Much of his career involved early stage exploration and prospect assessment in Nevada. He began a geologic consulting business in 2008, in order to devote more time to his own Nevada research and prospecting. Mr. Price holds a B.S. degree from the University of Wyoming and a M.S. degree from Washington State University, both in geology.
Stephen Pearce has a law degree from the University of British Columbia and an honours degree in economics from York University with an emphasis on corporate finance. He focuses in corporate and securities work. Mr. Pearce serves as a director and officer of several resource related public companies and has been involved with several small underground mining operations including brief periods acting as Mine Manager. Mr. Pearce is active in his community and serves as President of Western Regional Advocacy Group Society, a non-profit organization which works in partnership with Sleep Country Canada to provide free mattresses to those in our community most in need.
Peter Maclean is an economist with a B.A. from Acadia University and and M.A. from the University of New Brunswick. He has been a Director and/or Officer of several public companies and has played a significant role in raising over $100 million in previous equity financings.