Vice President of Exploration and Director
Oct 2022 - Current
Indigo Exploration Inc.
•VP Exploration and Director of this early stage lithium brine exploration company.
CEO and Director
March 2022 - Oct 2023
Reliance Minerals Ltd.
•Founder and Director of this early stage in-situ mining potash exploration company pursuing new economical ways to develop marginal potash resources.
June 2021 - Current
Mega Helium Corp.
•Founder and Director of this early stage helium exploration company with 123 sections of helium exploration permits in southern Saskatchewan.
CEO and Director
June 2019 - Oct 2023
Resolute Resources Ltd.
•Founder and Director of this early stage Canada focused E&P company with 15 sections of PNG rights in northern BC pursing a bypassed pay target.
Sept 2014 - Mar 2023
Pro Geo Consultants Inc.
•Drilling and executing the well plans for horizontal and vertical oil and gas wells. Responsibiities include the analysis of rock cuttings, core samples and petrophysical data to ensure the correct formation is encountered maximizing resevior potential.
President, CEO and Director
Sept 2014 - Current
Whytecliff Resource Corp.
•Founder and Director of this oil and gas related geologic consulting company offering advising services with respect to capital markets and project development.
Analyst and Director
June 2016 - Dec 2018
Founder and chief analyst of a quarterly investment publication.
MWD and Directional Drilling Operations
May 2014 - Sept 2014
Phoenix Technology Services Ltd.
•Collection and processing of petrophysical and geologic data with respect to energy exploration projects. Responsibilities include project management, field operations, well logging and tool maintenance with respect to horizontal and deviated oil and gas wells.
Contract Geoscientist in Training
Mar 2014 – May 2014
Waterline Resources Inc.
• Collection and processing of geologic data with respect to energy exploration projects. Responsibilities include project management, field operations, monitoring of seismic drilling, hydrogeology, geologic mapping, lithology identification and core logging.
Geophysical Field Operations
July 2013 – Dec 2013
Excel Geophysics Inc.
• Collection and processing of geophysical data with respect to gravity, magnetic, SP and IP studies for the petroleum and mining industry. Responsibilities involved designing geophysical studies (magnetic, gravity, SP, DTS, GPR), mapping geologic features and the collection, processing and interpretation of geophysical data.
Research Assistant – Geology Dept.
Jan. 2012 - April 2012
University of Calgary, Alberta
• Performed Spectral gamma ray analysis of a shale core to determine the possibility of economic gas production from an emerging shale gas prospect. Duties required the operation and calibration of a spectral gamma ray scanner and recording and interpretation of the data.
Corporate Finance Associate
Feb. 2004 – June 2012
Union Securities Ltd., Calgary, AB
• Performed asset evaluation, financial analysis, economic research, commodity research, portfolio management, corporate finance and due diligence with respect to equity offerings.
MSc (Energy Law), University of Tulsa College of Law
B.Sc (Petroleum Geology), University of Calgary
BA (Economics), University of Calgary
Fellowship of the Canadian Securities Institute, CSI
Certified Financial Technician (CFTe), IFTA
University of Tulsa - College of Law - MSc Energy Law
Energy Research Analysis and Writing
Oil and Gas Markets
Regulation of Energy Markets
Basic Environmental Law
Water Rights and Water Law
Advanced Oil and Gas Law
Thesis - Asset Retirement Obligations in Bankruptcy: The Conflict Between Bankruptcy Law and Environmental Law
The University of Calgary - BSc. Geology
Professional Practice for Geoscientists
Petroleum Generation & Migration
Reservoir Character & Reservoir Evaluation
Subsurface Methods for Petroleum Geology
Stratigraphy & Sedimentation of Clastic Rocks
Stratigraphy & Sedimentation of Carbonate Rocks
Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
Field Methods I & II
Mineralogy I & II
Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
Geological History Of Life
Canadian Securities Institute
Energy Derivative Markets
Financial Derivative Markets
Options Licensing Course
Futures Licensing Course
Technical Analysis Course I & II
Portfolio Management Techniques
Investment Management Techniques
Ethics of Financial Markets
The University of Calgary - BA Economics
Petroleum In The North American Economy
Natural Gas Markets
Economics Of Financial Markets
Money And Banking
The Global Trading System
Economic History of Asia
Introduction To Econometrics
Macroeconomics I & II
Microeconomics I & II
Calculus I & II
The Economics Of Social Problems
Issues & Trends In World Politics
Economics of The Canadian Labour Market
Introdution To International Relations
Canada And World Politics
Canadian Public Finance
The Canadian State
Political Economics Of Public Policy
History Of Political Thought I & II
Market Technician Association
CMT Level 2
Professional Development Continuing Education Geology
Go24 Geosteering Course – ADAGA - May 2019
Basic Log Analysis for Geologists - CWLS - May 2019
Introduction to Geosteering – (CSPG) - Apr 2019
Rock Analysis Workshop 2019 – (CSPG) - Mar 2019
Introductory Log Ananlysis for Geoscience and Engineering Associates (CWLS) - May 2018
Introduction to Kingdom – IHS - Apr 2017
GeoScout for Geologists - geoLogic - Apr 2017
APEGA PD Seminar: Permit to Practice - Mar 2017
Introductory Energy Geoscience (CSPG) - May 2015
APEGA PD Seminar: Wellbore Stability and Unconventional Reservoir - Apr 2015
Estimating Porosity and Permeability From Drill Cuttings (Hayden Consulting) - Apr 2015
Sample Logging Course (Canstrat Inc.) - Oct 2014
CERTIFICIATION & LICENSES
Emergency First Aid + CPR – Standard C - March 2024
WHMIS - July 2024
H2S Safety Course - Feb 2025
TDG Certification - Dec 2024
Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) - Oct 2015
Defensive Driving Course - Jan 2025
Fall Prevention Course - May 2014
Wildlife Awareness Course - May 2014
ASC ATV Rider Course - Feb 2014
Petroleum Safety Training 2.0 Certification - Sep 2013
Derivative Market Strategies Designation, Canadian Securities Inst. - Dec 2011
CMT Level 2, Market Technician Association - Nov 2011
Fellowship of the Canadian Securities Inst. - July 2009
Options Licensing Course, Canadian Securities Inst. - July 2007
Futures Licensing Course, Canadian Securities Inst. - Mar2005
Canadian Investment Manager Designation, Canadian Securities Inst. - May2005
Conduct and Practices Handbook Course, Canadian Securities Inst. - Aug2003
Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Inst. - May2003
Professional Geologist - Engineers and Geoscientists of BC - Victoria, BC (2020)
Professional Geologist - APEGA – Calgary, AB (2018)
Member of the Petroleum Historical Society- Calgary, AB (2017)
Member of the Minerals Economics Group - Calgary, AB (2017)
Member of Canadian Society of Unconventional Resource - Calgary, AB (2017)
Member International Federation of Technical Analysts – Rockville, Maryland (2015)
Geoscientist in Training APEGA – Calgary, AB (2013)
Member of the Canadian Well Logging Society – Calgary, AB (2013)
Affiliate Member of the Market Technicians Association – New York City, NY (2011)
Member of Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists – Calgary, AB (2009)
Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute – Toronto, ON (2007)