Dr. Johnston has worked in the exploration and mining industry for 30 years, devoting much of his career to exploration and development of porphyry copper and epithermal gold deposits. Most recently, he was Chief Geologist for Globetrotters Resource Group Inc. focused on generating and advancing copper and gold prospects in Peru. He began his career as a mine geologist at the Hemlo gold deposit with Noranda. In 1996, he joined the exploration group at Teck Resources and accumulated extensive international experience in early to advanced stage exploration through a variety of technical and management roles in Southeast Asia, Australia, North America, and South America, including Regional Chief Geoscientist for South America. Paul is a Professional Geoscientist registered in British Columbia and holds a PhD from Queen’s University. He is currently an independent director of Nicola Mining Inc.