Strategic Metals Ltd.


Management & Directors

W. Douglas Eaton, B.A., B.Sc.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Doug Eaton obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1971 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1980. He has been with Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited since 1971 and has been a principal of that consulting firm since 1981. He has exceptional knowledge of Yukon geology and has contributed to several important discoveries. Mr. Eaton has served as a director and officer of numerous public companies on the TSX Venture Exchange since the mid-1980s but is now highly focused on Strategic.

Ian J. Talbot, B.Sc., LLB.

Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Talbot brings over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry as both a lawyer and an exploration geologist. As a geologist he has worked with both junior and major resource companies. As a lawyer, he has practiced exclusively in the areas of mining and securities law in private practice and as in-house counsel with BHP Billiton World Exploration Inc. Mr. Talbot is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcus Development Group Inc., a TSX-Venture Exchange company operating in Mexico.

Quinn Martin, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Martin is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 16 years’ experience working with public companies in a variety of sectors. He currently provides CFO services to reporting issuers working in the mineral resource and biotechnology sectors, and also provides financial reporting consultancy services to numerous public companies in varying industries on Canadian Exchanges. Previously, Mr. Martin had spent 13 years working in assurance services for public companies at Davidson & Company LLP, where he was a Principal until his departure in 2018. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at Thompson Rivers University in 2005 and received his Chartered Accountant (CPA) designation in 2009. Mr. Martin is currently a Principal at Donaldson Brohman Martin CPA Inc.

Glenn R. Yeadon, B.Comm., LLB.

Secretary and Director

Glenn Yeadon is a barrister and solicitor practicing primarily in the field of securities law. He has been a partner with Tupper Jonsson & Yeadon or an associate of the firm (through a personal law corporation controlled by him) from 1983 to present. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1976.

Richard Drechsler, B.Sc.

V.P. Communications

Mr. Drechsler obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2007. He has worked in the mining/mineral exploration industry since 2005 and has provided Strategic Metals with investor relations services since January 2010. Mr. Drechsler is the President and CEO of Trifecta Gold Ltd. a gold focused exploration company formed in 2017 as a spin-out from Strategic Metals.

Jackson Morton, B.Sc. P.Geo.

V.P. Exploration

Mr. Morton has over a decade of experience leading mineral exploration programs across North America as a former Principal and Senior Geologist with Archer, Cathro. Mr. Morton obtained a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from Simon Fraser University in 2013 and is a registered Professional Geologist in British Columbia. He is Vice President of Trifecta Gold Ltd., a Technical Advisor with Silver Range Resources Ltd., and the incoming Chair of the Vancouver Mining Exploration Group (M.E.G.).

Bruce A. Youngman, B.Sc.


Mr. Youngman has over twenty-five years of experience in the international minerals industry. From 2008 to 2010, he was President and COO of Canplats Resources Corporation, during which time the 4 million ounce Camino Rojo deposit in Mexico was outlined and the company was acquired by Goldcorp Inc for $300 million. Mr. Youngman previously held senior positions with Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., including President, Vice-President and Director, and was closely involved in the acquisition and expansion of the Pebble Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Alaska. Mr. Youngman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of British Columbia.

Rachele Gordon, CPA, CA


Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in British Columbia. She is currently a Senior Manager in Taxation Services with MNP LLP, one of the largest full-service chartered professional accountancy and business advisory firms in Canada.

Lee A. Groat, B.Sc., Ph.D.


Lee Groat obtained a Bachelor of Science (Geological Sciences) degree from Queen's University in 1982, and a Doctorate (Geological Sciences) from the University of Manitoba in 1988. He was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University in 1989 and since 1990 has been a faculty member at the University of British Columbia (Geological Sciences and then Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences). Lee has been a full Professor since 2003. His areas of research are mineralogy, geochemistry, and ore deposits, and he has published more than 80 papers in scientific journals. Lee has been involved in mineral exploration in northwestern Canada since 1980.

Ryan Schedler, B.Sc.,MBA


Mr. Schedler is an investment professional with a technical background and over twenty years of experience in natural resources and related industries. He currently serves as a Managing Director of Condire Investors in Dallas, Texas and is a director of International Northair Mines. Prior to co-founding Condire in 2012, Mr. Schedler spent almost a decade with Trellus Management, an investment firm based in New York City. Previously, he was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and BT Alex Brown/Deutsche Bank. Mr. Schedler began his career as field officer with the US Army Corps of Engineers, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

James M. Stephen


Jim Stephen is a self-employed businessman who has actively been involved in mineral exploration since the early 1970s. He was founder, director and president of several junior mining companies over the past two decades, including ATAC Resources Ltd., Big Creek Resources Ltd. (now Great Basin Gold Ltd.), All-North Resources Ltd., NDU Resources Ltd. and others.