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.
Management & Directors
W. Douglas Eaton, B.A., B.Sc.President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Ian J. Talbot, B.Sc., LLB.Chief Operating Officer
Larry Donaldson, CPA, CAChief Financial Officer
Mr. Donaldson is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of accounting, auditing and tax experience. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is the managing partner of a local Chartered Accountant office and has extensive experience in public company audits, and in accounting and tax planning for mineral exploration based companies.
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.
Bruce A. Youngman, B.Sc.Director
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, CADirector
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.Director
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.,MBADirector
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. StephenConsultant
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.