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Management

  • Brent Berg - President, CEO and Director

    Brent Berg is an environmental engineer and project management professional with over 25 years’ experience in the mining and mineral processing industry, including 16 years in mine management roles and over 11 years working for in-situ recovery operations. His experience includes leading performance teams in operations, mine development, environmental protection, health and safety, regulatory and government relations, and project management. Mr. Berg was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and as a director of the Company in November 2022. Mr. Berg previously worked for Taseko Mines as General Manager of the Florence Copper Project from April 2020 to October 2022 and for Excelsior Mining Corp. as Vice President of Sustainability, Health & Safety from January 2019 to April 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Berg spent over 20 years at Cameco Corporation in various roles, including as President of Cameco Resources, where he was responsible for oversight of the company’s U.S. in-situ uranium operations in Wyoming and Nebraska from 2013 to 2018, General Manager of Cameco Corporation’s Smith Ranch – Highland Operation from 2011–2013, and Director of Environmental Leadership from 2010–2011. Mr. Berg is a registered Professional Engineer with a B.A.Sc. in Regional Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina and an MBA from the University of Regina. In 2023, Mr. Berg received a Masters of Legal Studies, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona with a focus on mining law and policy. 

  • Wayne Rich - Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Rich is a financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in the resource industry, including with mining and metals companies. His experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer of Star Mountain Resources, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Prospect Global Resources, Inc., and Treasurer and Director of Corporate Finance of Thompson Creek Metals, Inc.  Mr. Rich has extensive experience in public accounting and reporting, internal controls, and financial modeling. Mr. Rich holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Illinois State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy from Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Rich joined the Company in March 2022. 

  • Kelli Kast - Consultant, Legal & Administrative

    Ms. Kast has over 25 years of in-house legal experience, including seven years as a top legal officer in the precious metals industry, and 10 years in the rare earth industry.  She has served as a consultant of Rare Element Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, since June 2015. From July 2012 to May 2015, Ms. Kast served as the Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company.  She served as Coeur d’Alene Mine Corporation’s Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from May 2005 to March 2009 and as its Chief Administrative Officer from March 2009 to December 2011.  From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Kast served as Corporate Counsel for HealtheTech Inc.  From 1997 to 2003, she served as the Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Global Water Technologies Inc. and Psychrometric Systems, Inc.  Ms. Kast earned her Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.
     
  • Jaye Pickarts, P.E. - Consultant, Mining, Processing & Environmental

    Jaye Pickarts is a senior process engineer with more than 31 years of leadership in project management for development, acquisitions, engineering design, permitting and reclamation, mine closure, water management and process operations. He has extensive experience with projects in North and South America, Australia, Africa and Kazakhstan. His mine operations experience includes supervisory, maintenance and engineering positions working with precious metals, base metals and industrial mineral companies, including test programs, capital and operating cost estimates, and start-up and operations assistance. In his role as Senior Vice President for Knight Piesold and Company, he was responsible for successfully coordinating the completion of numerous feasibility studies and environmental permitting programs both in the US and internationally. Mr. Pickarts has a BS in mineral processing engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology and completed the Business Administration Graduate Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
     
  • George Byers - Advisor, Community and Governmental Affairs

    George Byers is a 35-year mining and energy industry veteran with extensive executive experience in federal, state and local government relations. He has worked in a variety of settings, including public policy issues involved with mineral exploration, project siting and development, land use and public affairs issues in the Western United States. He has been a consultant to the precious metals, rare earths, copper, and uranium industries on a variety of public and government issues. Mr. Byers has held senior level positions with Cameco, Rio Algom, Newmont and Santa Fe Pacific. While with Cameco, he was detailed as vice president of New Mexico site development and government relations to Louisiana Energy Services. He successfully built the case for a European/U.S. consortium to site the first commercial gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facility in the western hemisphere. This critical facility is now in commercial operation and is the first major US nuclear fuel cycle facility to be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in over 30 years. Mr. Byers holds a BA in Geology and a Masters of Urban & Regional Planning, both from the University of Mississippi.