Ms. Gilfillan is a financial executive, entrepreneur and independent board member with over 20 years of experience, outside and within the mining industry. She holds a business degree from Queens University and a Chartered Accountant designation. Tara has a strong financial and operational background. She has held the roles of Controller and CFO of mining companies, CFO, interim CEO of a global engineering consulting company as well as co-founding a successful start-up engineering company.
Mr. Scherba is a professional geologist (P.Geo.) with over 20 years of mineral exploration experience both in Canada and abroad. Mr. Scherba was an integral member of the exploration team that developed Nevsun Resources’ high grade gold, copper and zinc Bisha Project in Eritrea and lead the exploration team that discovered NextSource Materials’ Molo Graphite Project in Madagascar. Mr. Scherba serves as President and CEO of NextSource Materials Inc. and is the Vice-President Exploration of MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd and Red Pine Exploration Inc.
Kevin is currently Principal, Metals and Mining Consulting with Wood Mackenzie, a research and consultancy business, and is focused in mineral market dynamics, government fiscal strategy, and mining sector development. Previously, Kevin worked for RPMGlobal where he spent over 6 years as Principal with primary focus in technical advisory consulting for project feasibility, funding, development and operation. He also served as Vice President of Business Development, North America. Kevin has 20 years experience in mine technical study and review, financial modelling, and technology planning. Kevin’s experience encompasses all stages of the mine’s lifecycle of open pit and underground deposits. He has a strong understanding of the mining business model, operating philosophies and data management requirements for successful asset management. His operational and consulting experience spans the Americas, Africa and Australia. Kevin holds a B.Sc. in Mine Engineering from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Gilfillan is Senior Vice-President at Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc., an exempt market dealer focused on providing unique and innovative financing alternatives, growth opportunities, and market exposure for select mining companies. Mr. Gilfillan is a former precious metals, energy and resource fund portfolio manager with Natcan Investment Management and a buy-side mining and energy analyst at TD Asset Management. Prior to his work in capital markets, he was employed as a consulting engineer having worked on mining projects around the globe and across the resource company cycle: from exploration to feasibility, construction and operation. Mr. Gilfillan holds a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Yarie has been a director of Red Pine since 2011 and also serves as Director of MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd., Honey Badger Exploration Inc., and NextSource Materials Inc. Mr. Yarie studied Business Administration at SIAST, Saskatchewan and has over 20 years of project management and business development experience in the mining and environmental/engineering sector.