People: Timberline Resources Corp (TBR.V)

TBR.V on TSX Venture Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Osterberg

54 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Davis

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Paul Dircksen

69 2015 Vice President - Business Development, Director

William Sherrif

56 2014 Chairman of the Board

Leigh Freeman

65 2013 Independent Director

Robert Martinez

68 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Osterberg

Dr. Steven Osterberg, Ph.D., P.G., Q.P., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Vice President - Exploration of Timberline Resources Corporation. Mr. Osterberg's 25 years of mining industry experience includes small, mid-sized and major mining companies, and mining engineering consulting firms. He has served the past four years as Timberline's vice-president of exploration where he managed technical services of the company including the successful advance of the company's Talapoosa project through a positive preliminary economic assessment. In addition, he successfully directed the Butte Highlands project to positive environmental impact assessment and environmental assessment results, staging the project to be one of the first newly permitted full-scale metal mines in Montana in over 25 years. Prior to joining Timberline, Mr. Osterberg developed an unusually diverse experience base working as a mining consultant at Tetra Tech and Knight Piesold, and within the discovery group of BHP Minerals. He earned his PhD and M S degrees in geology from the University of Minnesota, and his BS from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Scott Davis

Mr. Scott Davis is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Davis is a CPA, and CGA and a partner of Cross Davis & Company LLP certified general accountants, a firm focused on providing accounting and management services for publicly listed companies. His experience includes CFO positions of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and his past experience consists of senior management positions, including four years at Appleby as an assistant financial controller. Prior to that, he spent two years at Davidson & Company LLP chartered accountants as an auditor, five years with Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. as an accounting manager and two years at Jacobson Soda and Hosak, chartered accountants.

Paul Dircksen

Mr. Paul E. Dircksen is Vice President - Business Development, Director of Timberline Resources Corp. He has resigned from the position of President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective 1 January 2015. Mr. Dircksen has over 35 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry, serving in executive, managerial, and technical roles at several companies. He has been a director since January 2005 and the company's Vice President of Exploration from May 2006 to January 2012. Mr. Dircksen became Executive Chairman in September 2009 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2011. Working in the United States and internationally, he has a technical background, serving as a team member on approximately nine gold discoveries, seven of which later became operating mines. From January 2005 to May 2006 he was self-employed as a consulting geologist until joining Timberline Resources. Mr. Dircksen was the president of Brett Resources from January 2004 to December 2004, and prior to that, from January 2003 to December 2003, he was President of Bravo Venture Group, a junior exploration company. During 2002 he was self-employed as an independent mineral geologist. Between 1987 and 2001, Mr. Dircksen was Senior Vice-President of Exploration for Orvana Minerals Corp. He holds an M.S. in Geology from the University of Nevada. Mr. Dircksen currently serves as a director of Bravada Gold Corporation and International Northair Mines Ltd., and is employed on a full-time basis with Timberline Resources.

William Sherrif

Mr. William M. Sherrif is Chairman of the Board of Timberline Resources Corporation., Mr. Sheriff is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of mineral exploration experience. He has been a director and Chairman of the Board since August 2014. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Till Capital Ltd. Prior to founding Till Capital Ltd. and its predecessor Golden Predator Corp., Mr. Sheriff was a co-founder and Chairman of Energy Metals Corp. He also serves as Chairman of Silver Predator Corp, enCore Energy Corp., and is a Director of Western Lithium USA Corporation and Co-Chairman of Golden Predator Mining Corp. Mr. Sheriff has served as a director for numerous mineral exploration companies, and he holds a BSc degree (Geology) from Fort Lewis College, Colorado and an MSc in Mining Geology from the University of Texas-El Paso. For the following reasons the Board of Directors (the “Board”) concluded that Mr. Sheriff should serve as a director (a “Director”) and Chairman of the Board of the Company, in light of its business and structure. Mr. Sheriff’s technical, financial and management experience in mining and mineral exploration enables him to provide financial, market, and technical insight to the Board. Further, his training and experience as a geologist and mining executive allow him to bring technical and managerial expertise to the Board as a director. These skills are valuable to the Board at this time as the Company’s primary assets are exploration stage properties.

Leigh Freeman

Mr. Leigh W. Freeman is an Independent Director of Timberline Resources Corp. He has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. At present, he is Principal with Leigh Freeman Consultancy and is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Sun Energy, Inc., a private, technology-based alternative energy company. Mr. Freeman has served in technical, managerial and executive positions with junior and senior mining and service companies. He was a co-founder, President and Director of Orvana Minerals and also held several positions with Placer Dome. Mr. Freeman also serves as a trustee of the Montana Tech Foundation and on the industry advisory board for the mining programs at the University of Arizona, Montana Tech and South Dakota School of Mines. In addition, he co-chaired the Education Sustainability Committee for the Society of Mining Engineers. For the following reasons the Board concluded that Mr. Freeman should serve as a Director of the Company, in light of its business and structure. Mr. Freeman’s technical and management experience in mining and mineral exploration enables him to provide operating insight to the Board. Further, his training and experience as a geological engineer allow him to bring technical expertise to the Board as a director.

Robert Martinez

Mr. Robert Martinez is Independent Director of Timberline Resources Corp. He is a metallurgical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry. Since May 2005, Mr. Martinez has been an independent mine management and metallurgical consultant. In addition, from May 2005 until September 2008, Mr. Martinez was a member of the Board of Directors of Metallica Resources Inc., and from August 2005 until May 2009, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Zacoro Metals. From August 1988 until December 2004, Mr. Martinez held various management and executive positions at NYSE-listed Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation including serving as Vice President and General Manager of the Rochester Mine, Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Senior Vice President of Operations, and President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Martinez holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Arizona and has completed graduate work in business at Western New Mexico University and Dartmouth College. Mr. Martinez currently serves as a director of True Gold Mining, Inc. For the following reasons the Board concluded that Mr. Martinez should serve as a Director of the Company, in light of its business and structure. Mr. Martinez’s technical and management experience in mining and metallurgy enables him to provide operating insight to the Board. Further, his training and experience as a metallurgical engineer allow him to bring technical expertise to the Board as a director. These skills are valuable to the Board at this time as the Company’s primary assets are exploration stage properties.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Steven Osterberg

175,000

Scott Davis

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Paul Dircksen

288,934

William Sherrif

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Leigh Freeman

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Robert Martinez

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As Of  29 Sep 2014

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