Our Team

Directors, Officers and Advisers

Mary Little


Ms. Little has more than 25 years in exploration and mining industry experience, including senior technical and business development positions at Newmont, Cyprus Amax, and WMC Ltd., including 15 years based in Latin America.

She was the founding CEO of Mirasol Resources, a precious metals prospect generator, where she led two discoveries, multiple joint ventures and a major asset transaction valued at more than US$60 million. She currently serves on the board of Sandstorm Gold, Tinka Resources and New Dimension Resources, and is a Qualified Person (MMSA).

Mary holds an M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Frank Wells


Mr. Wells has more than 35 years of diverse experience as a financial analyst, business development specialist, financial officer and corporate director. He spent 17 years with Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. and Newmont Mining Corp. in senior business development and planning positions in the western US and around the world. Mr. Wells also acted as Finance Director and CFO of Central Asia Metals Ltd. His recent experience includes extensive financial modeling in association with advanced engineering studies and acquisition opportunities in the gold, lithium, copper, lead-zinc, rare earth element, and chromite sectors.

Mr. Wells has considerable financing and transactional experience, including helping to raise tens of millions of dollars as Central Asia Metals built its portfolio of assets and put its SX-EW Kazakhstan copper project into production. He is also an expert at project valuation, having participated from both the buy and sell sides in the negotiations and execution of numerous mineral asset transactions. Frank has a bachelor of arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Duke University.

Tyler Durham


Mr. Durham has 14 years’ experience in the energy sector working in Canada, the US and throughout the Middle East in developing unconventional basins.

He joined Schlumberger as a Well Services Field Engineer before holding management positions in Operations, Supply Chain, Sales & Operational Planning. He most recently worked on the deployment of Schlumberger’s Digital Transformation program and the accompanying organizational design.

Tyler holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Dalhousie University and an MBA with Honours from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Michael Dake


Michael Dake is a self employed businessman; President of Creston Capital Corp. since February 2010; Director and/or Officer of a number of reporting issuers on both The TSX Venture and CSE.

Joseph Mullin


Joseph Mullin serves as the CEO and Director of QuestEx Gold & Copper Ltd. and is a Partner and Director of Mount Arvon Partners LLC, he was previously the CEO and Director of Buckingham Copper Corp. He is an Independent Director of FireFox Gold Corp. and Industrial Metals Inc. Mr. Mullin has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity, restructuring, resources and consulting. He has served as a Consultant, Trust Advisory Committee Member, Chief Restructuring Officer, Creditor Committee Member and executive to several companies through Joseph E. Mullin LLC. He began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance Department at Goldman Sachs, was a Private Equity Analyst at WL Ross / Invesco Ltd. and a Portfolio Manager at Millennium Global Investments Ltd. He has a B.A. from Harvard University.

Mao Yuankai


Mr. Mao Yuankai graduated from the University of Tasmania and has more than 10 years’ experience in business management. He has rich investment and trading experience in non-ferrous metal products and minerals, and has good relationship with large international traders such as Glencore and Trafigura. Mr. Mao currently serves as Chairman Assistant of Tibet Summit Resources Co., Ltd., Director of Lithium X Energy Corp., and Chairman of Potasio Y Litio De Argentina S.A.

Ann Fehr


Ms. Fehr is the principal at Fehr & Associates, and has held a number of senior level positions including having served as CFO of Carrus Capital Corporation (formerly BioWest Therapeutic Inc.), Global Minerals Ltd., and other companies listed on the TSX. During the course of her management and consulting career, Ms. Fehr has led a number of companies through significant change and corporate milestones such as public listing applications, mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic planning and execution. Ann is also an active volunteer in the community. Since 2013, Ann has been Treasurer and a Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC.

Dianne Szigety


Ms. Szigety is the principal at PubliCo Services Ltd. and as such brings over 25 years’ paralegal experience including prospectus, M&A, RTO and financing work, as well as corporate governance and regulatory compliance services to public and private companies. She has served as corporate secretary for numerous TSX, TSXV, CSE and OTCQB/QX listed companies. Dianne is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada.

Walter Weinig


Mr. Weinig has nearly 30 years of experience in hydrogeology, project management, and operations at sites around the globe including contributions to the resource quantification for a lithium-brine project in Argentina unrelated to Pure Energy. He has managed multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific teams performing investigation, design, and permitting projects in surface and underground mining, industrial, and environmental arenas.

Walter has a B.Sc degree in geology from the University of Wisconsin and an M.Sc degree in hydrology and water resources from the University of Arizona. He is a registered Professional Geologist and a certified Project Management Professional.

Leo Karabelas


Mr. Karabelas has more than 13 years' experience providing investor relations and capital markets advisory services. He is the founder and president of Focus Communications, a Toronto based investor relations, corporate communications and advisory firm. In addition to his role at Focus Communications, he is an officer of Novo Resources Corp., serves on the board of Labrador Gold Corp. and is an advisor to Plethora Private Equity, a Dutch based private equity firm focused on the natural resources sector.

Leo has a bachelor of commerce degree in management and enterprise development from Ryerson University.