Board of Directors

John Kanderka

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Kanderka has 40 years of experience in the minerals and oil and gas sectors. His corporate experience spans acting as an officer and as a director for both private and public companies in various roles, including strategic planning, corporate finance, management and administration. He has been a company founder and company builder with a wide array of experience in asset purchase and sale transactions, mergers, buyouts, and reorganizations. Mr. Kanderka also is a director of Orestone Mining.

Wes Adams

CEO, Director

A third generation mining executive, Mr. Adams has spent his career working exclusively in the precious metals mining and energy industries in both operational and management roles. He started his career in Guyana, in operations management for a privately-owned gold exploration company that discovered and developed the eleven-million-ounce Toroparu Deposit. After a successful reverse take-over, he joined Sandspring Resources (now Gold X Mining) and assisted in raising nearly $100 million of public equity capital for the company. In 2014, he moved to the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and founded and operated an oil and gas services company called Energy Fuels Environmental, which he sold to a major midstream energy company in 2017.

Darren Lindsay


Mr. Darren Lindsay, PGeo (EGBC), is a professional geologist with over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration across four continents with a focus on Archean and Paleo- proterozoic gold systems with additional exploration experience for base metals and some specialty metals. He has held successful leadership and technical roles in junior and senior companies covering a range of grassroots greenfields to brownfields exploration, expansion and pre-feasibility projects. He also has experience with private junior exploration and mining projects and was part of a team that successfully listed a new junior exploration company focused on gold in Ghana on the TSX-V. Mr. Lindsay was directly involved in belt-scale exploration, resource expansions, and feasibility level studies of gold deposits in the Hope Bay Belt, Nunavut, the Beardmore-Geraldton Belt and the Michipicoten Greenstone Belt, Ontario.

Drew Clark


Mr. Clark has been Vice President of Corporate Development for Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. since 2017 where he has assisted in growing the company’s portfolio from 18 royalties and streams to 62 in little over 3 years, during which time the company’s market cap has increased more than 12-fold to over $600M. Mr. Clark has fifteen years of experience within the mining sector as a research analyst, investment banker and corporate development professional. Prior to his role at Metalla, he held the position of VP Corporate Finance covering royalty and streaming companies at a boutique Toronto-based investment bank. Mr. Clark’s corporate development career includes Carlisle Goldfields and Premier Royalty Corp. which were acquired by Alamos Gold and Sandstorm Gold, respectfully. Drew obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Marc Blythe


Mr. Blythe is currently on a consulting assignment with Evolution Mining at Red Lake, ON, which has included spells as the Planning and Geology Manager and the Mining Manager. Mr. Blythe is leading change management in the underground mine, including safety, productivity and cost improvement through the adoption of modern mining practices. He has a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University in Melbourne and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines. Mr. Blythe is an independent mining consultant who has provided diligence reviews and operational advice to mining companies and financiers. Previous roles include Vice President of Corporate Development at Nevsun Resources Ltd. from 2017 until its acquisition by Zijin Mining Group Ltd. for $1.9 billion in 2018. Mr. Blythe was President & CEO of Tarsis Resources Ltd. From 2007 until 2015 and concurrently was Vice President, Mining of Almaden Minerals Ltd from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Blythe previously served as a Corporate Senior Mining Engineer for Placer Dome Inc. based in Vancouver from 2004 until 2006, where he completed internal and external mine evaluation, including advising on potential acquisitions and mining technology implementation. Mr. Blythe has also managed mines in Australia for Placer Dome and WMC. Mr. Blythe has a strong understanding of mine feasibility and led two feasibility studies which resulted in successful operating mines; Raleigh Mine and Bullant Mine, both located near Kalgoorlie, Australia. Mr. Blythe is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia.