Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Gross has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since January 2021. Mr. Gross has more than two decades of experience in the resource and mining sector as an active investor and a hands on participant. He has worked extensively in both the physical and financial aspects of the sector and has extensive mining experience including as CEO of an OTC listed mid-tier gold producer. Mr. Gross has previously worked for some of the largest global commodities supply chain management firms. His commodity repertoire ranges across the spectrum of metals, mining and agriculture with a heavy focus on project development and execution. During the past five years as CIO of Temple Asset Management, Philip has been active in a variety of resource strategies working together with hedge funds and family wealth funds, including relating to gold mines in Brazil, iron ore in Chile, cocoa in Ecuador and cashews in Nigeria.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Li joins Snow Lake Lithium with over 15 years of experience in accounting, audit and executive level financial management. Prior to joining Snow Lake, Mr. Li held the role of Chief Financial Officer with Branson Corporate Services Ltd., providing outsourced fractional CFO functions and executive level financial services to public companies, including preparation of IFRS-compliant financial statements and MD&A. Mr. Li's relevant public company engagements included Jubilee Gold Exploration (JUB) and US Critical Metals Corp. (USCM).
Previously, he served roles as Manager, External Reporting at Sears Canada Inc., and Senior Auditor at McGovern, Hurley, LLP. Mr. Li is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from McGill University.
VP of Resource Development and Director
Mr. Schultz has served as our VP of Resource Development since October 20, 2021 and as a member of our board of directors since December 2019. Mr. Schultz served as our Chief Operating Officer and Secretary from December 2019 to October 20, 2021. From 2019 Mr. Schultz also managed the exploration program on the Estelle project in Alaska for Nova Minerals Limited. From 2018 through 2019, he completed field mapping and sampling of the Temagami green stone belt for Temagami Gold Inc. and Progenitor Metals Corp. Between 2017 and 2018, Mr. Schultz managed a 4000m diamond drill campaign on the TBL property (now owned by Snow Lake Resources) for the previous operator, Nova Minerals Limited. From 2016 to 2017 while working for Cobalt Power, he logged core in the Northern Ontario Cobalt Mining Camp. Mr. Schultz has 30 years of exploration and mining experience through roles at Echo Bay Lupin Mine in the Summer of 1986 and 1987, Claude Resources Seabee Mine from March of 1992 to April 1995, Battle Mountain’s Hemlo Camp and Kori Kollo Mine from May of 1995 to April of 2000, and TVX New Britannia Mine, in Snow Lake, Manitoba, from December of 2002 to January 2004. Mr. Schultz has also provided geological consulting services in South and Central America and Asia, and is currently the Principle Geologist with DJS Consulting. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geological Sciences and is a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.
Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Mr. Knight has served as our Chief Operating Officer and Secretary since October 20, 2021. Mr. Knight served as our Chief Executive officer from November 28, 2018 until December 2, 2020, on which date he was appointed as our Vice President, Corporate Development. He resigned as the Vice President, Corporate Development of our Company on October 20, 2021. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Knight was Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President of Operations at Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. from June 2018 to November 2018, and Vice President of operations at thus company from March 2018 to June 2018. During this time, he was instrumental in the transaction transferring the TBL property to our company. From April 2017 through February 2018, he held the role of Maintenance Planner and Continuous Improvement Lead at Unilever, and from February 2016 until April 2017, Mr. Knight managed the investments for his family office, on a full time basis. Since May 2003, Mr. Knight has also held various roles with UA Local 67, Plumbers, Steamfitters and Welders where his responsibilities included project management, supervisory, planning, project execution, and continuous improvement. Mr. Knight holds several professional trade licenses and has extensive experience working in large industrial environments in senior executive operating roles. He participated in the Power Engineering Program of Studies at Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology in 2003 and the Advanced Plumbing program in 2007, in Ontario, Canada. In 2019, Mr. knight completed the Canadian Securities Course of the Canadian Securities Institute.
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Youngs joined our company in January 2018 and has served as our Vice President of Exploration since November 2018. Mr. Youngs has more than 25 years of experience in mining exploration. In a number of private and publicly traded junior mining companies, including Randsburg International Gold Corp. from May 2003 to June 2005, Wabana Exploration Inc. from 1999 to 2001 and Meegwich Consultants from 1996 to 2003. He has worked throughout Canada and internationally, as senior airborne geophysics technician with Geotech Ltd. Inc., from June 2008 to December 2017. Mr. Youngs graduated from Northern College – Haileybury School of Mines, Mining Engineering Technician program and is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. He has also received a GIS Specialist Diploma from Sault College and a Computer Graphics Design Diploma from Sheridan College.