Dr. Byron has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in field work, research, and senior management experience in gold, base-metal, magmatic nickel & PGE, diamond, and gemstone exploration, spanning employment within the mineral exploration industry and government. Dr. Byron was Vice-President, Exploration of Aurora Platinum Corp. until its acquisition by FNX Mining in 2005. As the initial Vice-President, Exploration of Lake Shore Gold he directed expansion of their exploration projects in the Timmins Gold Camp and oversaw the growth of the Timmins West deposit to more than 1.2 million ounces of gold. In 2008, Dr. Byron joined Nighthawk Gold Corp. and began developing projects in the Northwest Territories. As director and Chief Geologist he supervised their expansion including the acquisition and advancement of the former producing Colomac Gold mine. Dr. Byron was one of five co-founders and directors of Falco Resources Ltd, and served as Vice-President, Exploration from its inception in 2010 until his resignation in May 2015. Dr. Byron is attributed with the rediscovery of the Horne 5 deposit - Falco’s premier asset. Dr. Byron is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nighthawk Gold Corp and he is currently director of Brionor Resources Inc., X-Terra Resources Inc. and Nighthawk Gold Corp., companies listed on the TSXV. Dr. Byron also served as Vice President of Exploration of Stronghold Metals Inc. (2010) and President and Chief Executive Officer of Nighthawk Gold Corp. (formerly Merc International Minerals) (September 2008 to September 2010). Dr. Byron is a professional geoscientist registered in Ontario and the Northwest Territories, and holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Geneseo State University, New York (1983), a M.Sc. in Geology from Laurentian University in Sudbury (1990) and a Ph.D. in Geology from Carleton University in Ottawa (1999).