Mr. Burke has been the Chief Geologist for Golden Predator Mining Corp since 2011. Prior to joining Golden Predator Mike was previously employed by the Government of Yukon beginning in 1990, most recently as the Head of Mineral Services for the Yukon Geological Survey. Mr. Burke 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. Mr. Burke has worked since 1983 in the mineral exploration and mining industry in British Columbia and Yukon. He was fortunate to be part of the exploration team which discovered the Sa Dena Hes lead-zinc mine and the Ketza River Gold Mine in Yukon. Mike worked at the Ketza River Gold Mine from exploration through mine development, production and closure as the Mine Geologist before joining the Yukon Geological Survey in 1990.
Susan has over 25 years of experience in the Yukon ranging from mineral exploration and permitting, to construction and operation of mines. Susan is currently an appointed member of the Yukon Mineral Advisory and Yukon Energy Corporation boards, is a Yukon Women in Mining Champion, and is on the board of Association of Mineral Exploration BC. Susan was honoured to receive the YCM Member's award in 2012.
Susan served as a director of YCM for many years and her knowledge and experience in the Yukon, especially during these trying times in our industry, provides a tremendous asset to the board.
Ron Light, BSc, General Manager of Capstoneís Minto Mine, DirectorRon Light is the General Manager of Capstone Mining Corp's Minto Mine and is responsible for the overall management, direction and coordination of the mine's operations. Ron has over 43 years of experience in mine management, mine engineering, operations, maintenance and mine expansions in both open-pit and underground scenarios.
Kendra is a Professional Geologist and Manager of Corporate Development with Independence Gold Corp., a Vancouver based exploration company. Prior to her time with Independence, she was the Investor Relations Manager and a Geologist for Atna Resources, and worked as a Geological Assistant with the BC Geological Survey. Kendra graduated with a BSc in Earth and Ocean Sciences from the University of Victoria and received her Master’s in Business Administration from the Smith School of Business at Queens University. Kendra has experience in both the technical and business aspects of the industry and has recently completed the Queens International Executive Program in Mining Leadership and a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Small's Expediting Services provides logistical and transportation support to exploration, mining, and the oil and gas industries in Yukon.John Small joined the Board as a small business representative. He believes the Yukon Chamber of Mines has a major role to play in protecting, developing and advancing the Yukonís aforementioned industries.
I first came to the Yukon in 2001 as a student and part of a bedrock mapping project in the Pelly Mountains. I have returned to the Yukon nearly every year since then to participate in the mineral exploration industry. My initial foray into industry was in 2005 as a geologist for Yukon Zinc Corp. working on the Wolverine deposit. Subsequently, I was hired by Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd. as a full-time Project Geologist. Many of the projects were located in the Yukon from grass roots exploration to deposit definition and support for prefeasibility level studies.
Al Doherty, P.Geo, has been working as a field geologist in the Yukon since 1980. Al has been very active with the Yukon Chamber of Mines since 1986 and served as President 1988-1989 and 1991. He was a member of Yukon Minerals Advisory Board from 2003 to 2009, and the Yukon regional director for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Doherty was also involved with the inception of the Yukon Mine Training Association and first board Chair in 2006.