Dr. Curtis is an economic geologist with over 45 years of experience in exploration, mine development, and financing of precious metals resources. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is a licensed professional geologist (Ontario) and a lifetime member of the PDAC. Dr. Curtis is currently a director of Excellon Resources Inc. and formerly a director of Wheaton River Minerals, High River Gold and Breakwater Resources. In 1996, he founded Intrepid Minerals Corp. as a mineral exploration and development company and was with the company through to 2014. During that period, he acted as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Under his tenure, the company advanced projects in Argentina, Central America and Western Australia. During the transition to Intrepid Mines, he effected substantial financings and negotiated significant joint ventures with major international mining companies. He was also vice-president and senior analyst of global resources at Dundee Capital Markets from 2011 to 2015 and mining analyst at Clarus Securities from 2010 to 2011. He received the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for raising awareness of funding of undergraduates in the field of earth sciences.