Board of Directors

William M. Sheriff

Executive CHairman

Mr. Sheriff is an entrepreneur and geologist with over 40 years’ experience in the minerals industry and is known for his abilities in prospecting across North America. In addition to being responsible for significant capital raises along with corporate development, Mr. Sheriff was a pioneer in the uranium renaissance as co-founder and Chairman of Energy Metals Corp. and was responsible for compiling the largest domestic uranium resource base in US history before the company was acquired by Uranium One Corp for $1.8 Billion in 2007.

Mr. Sheriff presently is the founder and Executive Chairman of enCore Energy Corp. (NYSE American:EU | TSXV:EU), having led the development of the company from inception to a near term producer with a multi-jurisdictional United States asset base.

Mr. Sheriff also has a significant interest in the gold exploration sector with personal and corporate gold exploration assets across the United States and Canada. He is a Director and co-founder of Group 11 Technologies Inc, a private company committed to the development and application of environmentally and socially responsible precious metals mineral extraction as an alternative to conventional mining methods. Mr. Sheriff holds a BSc in Geology from Fort Lewis College, Colorado and an MSc in Mining Geology from the University of Texas-El Paso. He has compiled one of the largest privately-held mining databases in the world, providing enCore with exclusive access to proprietary uranium projects.

Richard Goldfarb (PhD)


Richard J. Goldfarb, PhD, is a globally recognized expert on orogenic gold deposits having served 36 years with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Program. Dr. Goldfarb is a Research Professor at the Colorado School of Mines; Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia; and a Distinguished Overseas Professor at China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China, as well as a private consultant.

Dr. Goldfarb obtained his PhD Geology from the University of Colorado and is the recipient of many awards from scientific organizations around the world. He is a Fellow and Ex-President of the Society of Economic Geologists and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. He has senior authored or co-authored more than 225 papers and delivered over 200 presentations in 31 countries.

Dr. Goldfarb’s expertise and research highlights include:

  • Exploration targeting of orogenic gold deposits;
  • Global metallogeny, with emphasis on temporal/spatial distribution of gold deposits;
  • Geology of ore deposits in the North American Cordillera, with emphasis on orogenic gold and accretionary tectonics;
  • Distribution and geology of lode gold deposits in China and central Asia; and,
  • Geochemical applications to the understanding of ore genesis.

Lori Walton (P.Geo., M.Sc., G.G)


Ms. Walton has over 25 years’ experience providing independent management and consulting services to the mining industry, with a focus on northern Canada. Previously she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Firestone Ventures Inc. from 2005 to 2012, and as director of Northern Tiger Resources Inc. from 2008 to 2013. Most recently, she provided expertise on mineral resource development policy for the Government of Alberta from 2013 to 2018. Ms. Walton holds a M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta, is a professional geoscientist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and holds a graduate gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America.

Christopher Huggins

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Huggins has over 25 years experience working with mining, technology, and capital equipment companies in management, business development and operational roles. His early career began working as a regional exploration geologist for Homestake Mining around the Eskay Creek, Snip Mine, Stewart and Dease Lake Camps. Over the past decade, Mr. Huggins developed and delivered innovative capital equipment and financial solutions for surface and underground mining operations across NWT and Yukon, managing accounts for Finning Canada. Mr. Huggins also serves on two public boards including serving as a director for Exploits Discovery Corp.  Mr. Huggins has been active, in recent years, in Canada’s Newfoundland & Labrador and has a BSc in Geology from the University of British Columbia.

C.F. Trey Wasser III


Mr. Wasser served as the President and CEO of Ely Gold Royalties Inc. from 2010 until its sale in 2021. During his tenure, he transformed Ely Gold from an exploration/development company with a market cap of $6MM to royalty company with an asset portfolio valued at $300MM in the sale to Gold Royalty Corp.   He is the President and Director of Research  or Pilot Point Partners specializing in precious metal mining and oil & gas development.  He has been in the brokerage and venture capital business for over 40 years.  He spent 20 years as a bond salesman and trader with Merrill Lynch, Kidder Peabody and Paine Webber where his clientele included many Fortune 100 companies and institutional money managers. In 1993, he formed III-D Capital LLC to assist early staged companies in securing venture capital & equity financing. Mr. Wasser is currently a director of Dryden Gold Corp, a privately held junior exploration company with operating in Ontario.

JeanAnne Hauswald


Ms. Hauswald is the Managing Partner of Solo Management Group and has spent more than 25 years in the investment management, corporate finance, strategic planning and human resource fields. She presently serves as a Director and Audit Committee member at Group 11 Technologies Inc. and previously served as a Director of Constellation Brands and Thomas and Betts, Inc., both NYSE-listed companies, and was Chairman of the Audit and Human Resource Committees at each company. She served as Vice President and Treasurer of the Seagram Company, where she was also responsible for overseeing the Corporate Secretary, risk management, benefits funding and the investors relations department.

Prior to joining Seagram, Jeananne spent 15 years at Celanese Corporation as Assistant Treasurer. Jeananne’s early work experience included banking at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and Strategic Planning at International Paper Company and Shell Oil. Ms Hauswald received her MBA in finance from New York University and graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Iowa State University.