Michael graduated from Lakehead University with an M.Sc. in Geology in 1998. Michael is a Professional Geologist with over 30 years of experience in domestic and international gold exploration and mining that includes a broad range of deposit types within North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Michael is responsible for providing global geological support for exploration activities worldwide.
Michael has been a champion for ensuring sufficient scientific content is included in all aspects of the exploration and mining industry to achieve the best results, and strongly promoted employee and student development through mentoring and scientific programs.As a testament to this commitment, Michael is currently an active participant in the APGO mentoring program. Additionally, Michael holds the position of Finance Chair on the Executive Board for the Geological Association of Canada, and was the past Social and Program Coordinator with the CIM - Thunder Bay Branch.
Michael is currently the Vice President of Exploration for Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd, and is a husband and father of two that enjoys playing hockey, biking and travelling.