Chad has over ten years of exploration and production experience in both the US and Canada. Prior to co-founding Ridgeline Minerals in 2018, Chad was a managing member of the Premier Gold Mines Ltd. exploration team responsible for the discovery of 10+ Moz of gold, including the discovery of CSD Gap, a high-grade 1.6 Moz resource estimate in 2017 and subsequent joint venture with Barrick Gold in 2018. CDS Gap is now considered one of the highest grade undeveloped Carlin-Type deposits in Nevada.
Chad holds a B.Sc. in Geology and Earth Sciences from the University of Manitoba and is a registered professional geologist with the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario (APGO). He is a long-time member of the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN), currently serving as president of the Winnemucca Chapter.