Board of Directors
Mr. Sheriff presently serves as the Executive Chairman of enCore Energy Corp. An entrepreneur and visionary with over 30 years’ experience in the minerals industry and the securities industry, and has been responsible for capital raises in excess of $300MM. Mr. Sheriff was a pioneer in the uranium renaissance as co-founder and Chairman of Energy Metals Corp., and was responsible for compiling the largest domestic uranium resource base in US history before the company was acquired by Uranium One Corp for $1.8 Billion. Mr. Sheriff also serves as Chairman of Golden Predator Mining Corp, Director of Ely Gold Corp. Director of Exploits Discovery Corp. and Director of Group 11 Technologies Inc, a private company committed to the development and application of environmentally and socially responsible precious metals mineral extraction as an alternate to conventional mining methods.
Mr. Sheriff previously served as a Director of Western Lithium USA Inc., Uranium One Inc., Midway Gold Corp., Eurasian Minerals Inc. and Starcore International Mines Ltd. Mr. Sheriff was also a registered representative, holding positions with A.G.Edwards and Mitchum Jones and Templeton, in addition to having his own securities firm. Mr. Sheriff holds a B.Sc. degree (Geology) from Fort Lewis College, Colorado and an MSc in Mining Geology from the University of Texas-El Paso and compiled one of the largest privately held mining databases in the world.
Mr. Goranson has thirty years of mining, processing and regulatory experience in the uranium extraction industry that includes both conventional and ISR mining. Previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Energy Fuels Corp., President of Cameco Resources, Uranerz Energy Corp. and has held senior positions with Mestena Uranium LLC, Rio Algom Mining and Uranium Resources Inc.
Dr. Stover has a 40 year career focused on direct involvement with commercial uranium exploration, project development, and mining operations. Until his retirement in 2011, Dr. Stover served as Executive Vice President, Americas for Uranium One, Inc. where he oversaw commercial development of Uranium One’s substantial U.S. uranium assets as well other uranium assets in the Americas. Previous to this position, he served as Chief Operating Office for Energy Metals Corporation (EMC) and was instrumental in advancing its US assets prior to its sale to Uranium One, Inc. Dr. Stover holds BSC, MSC, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from The University of Michigan as well as a BA in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College. An author of numerous papers regarding In–Situ Uranium Recovery, he has co-authored three IAEA Guidebooks and Manuals related to both Acidic and Alkaline Uranium ISL technology. He is the author of six United States Patents concerning various aspect of in situ recovery of uranium and reservoir restoration. Dr. Stover is a member of numerous professional societies.
Mr. Cherry is a veteran executive of the nuclear industry, having worked for several leading companies in the areas of uranium mining, production, conversion, marketing and power generation operations for 40 years. He is currently employed as a consultant to the uranium mining industry. Mr. Cherry previously served as President and CEO of Cotter Corporation and Nuclear Fuels Corporation, both affiliates of General Atomics Corporation. Mr. Cherry was responsible for all aspects of Cotter’s mining and milling operations in Colorado, including uranium and vanadium ores with over 200 employees. His participation in Nuclear Fuels Corporation made him responsible for the worldwide uranium marketing efforts for all General Atomics’ affiliates. Mr. Cherry holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (State of Kansas) and a Member of the American Nuclear Society and has made presentations at industry conferences including the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Mr. Pelizza has spent 40 years in the uranium industry with project experience including the Alta Mesa, Benavides, Kingsville Dome, Longoria, Palangana, Rosita, West Cole and the Vasquez projects, all in Texas. He was also responsible for the permitting and licensing of the Church Rock, Crownpoint and Unit 1 projects in New Mexico and the North Platte project in Wyoming. Currently, Mr. Pelizza is the Principal of M.S. Pelizza & Associates LLC where he represents extractive industry clients. He previously served as Sr. Vice President of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs with Uranium Resources, Inc. He has also previously worked with Union Carbide Corp. Mr. Pelizza received his B.S. in Geology from Fort Lewis College and his M.S. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in Texas and a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He is the Past Chairman of the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association and the Past Chairman of the Uranium Producers of America.
Mr. Tewalt served as the CEO of Wolfpack Gold Corp. and has over 25 years of experience in exploration and executive management positions in the Western United States. Prior to its merger with Silver Predator Corp., Mr. Tewalt founded Nevgold Resource Corp. in 2007 and Columbian Mines Corporation in 2006, serving as Chief Executive Officer for both companies. In 2006, as President and CEO of Standard Uranium Inc., Mr. Tewalt completed a private company acquisition in Texas that resulted in the uranium explorer progressing from a private start-up in 2003, gaining a public listing in 2004, and winding up as a successful buy-out in 2006 by Energy Metals Corp. (subsequently acquired by Uranium One for $1.8B). Prior to Standard Uranium, he was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Great Basin Gold Ltd., where he and his exploration team discovered the Midas-style vein system and completed the Hollister “Ivanhoe” Mine acquisition. Mr. Tewalt is a Registered Geologist (Washington) specializing in Nevada-style precious metals systems.
Mr. Harris is a partner in Solo Management Group, LLC, an investment and management consulting partnership. Mr. Harris is currently a member of the board of directors and Audit Committees of Scandium International Mining Corp. and enCore Energy Corp.. He was previously a board member of Energy Metals Corporation, Chairman and Executive Committee member of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, the global acetate and polyester business of Hoechst AG. At Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, Mr. Harris managed the business’ $5 billion operation, comprised of 21,000 employees and production locations in 14 different countries. Mr. Harris is a graduate of Harvard College, BA in English, and Columbia University Graduate School of Business, MBA in finance. He is a Trustee of the Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival.