People: Timberline Resources Corp (TBR.V)

TBR.V on TSX Venture Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kiran Patankar

38 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Randal Hardy

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Steven Osterberg

54 2012 Vice President - Exploration

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

John Watson

65 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kiran Patankar

Mr. Kiran Patankar is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Timberline Resources Corp. Mr. Patankar is a mining professional with over 10 years of international work experience in investment banking, operations management, geology, and engineering. Prior to joining Timberline in January 2015, he spent 7 years in the Canadian investment banking industry where he focused on advising clients ranging from junior growth companies to senior mining companies on capital raising and mergers & acquisitions. He was recently Managing Director, Mining Investment Banking of Mackie Research Capital Corporation from January 2012 until December 2014. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Metals & Mining Investment Banking at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. from August 2007 until December 2011. Between 2000 and 2006, he worked in the mining industry for 4 years as a geologist and engineer and in the construction materials industry for 2 years in operational and business development roles. Mr. Patankar holds a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Mr. Patankar is employed on a full-time basis with Timberline Resources.

Randal Hardy

Mr. Randal L. Hardy is Chief Financial Officer of Timberline Resources Corp. Mr. Hardy was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and to our board of directors in August 2007. In March 2011, Paul Dircksen was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Hardy continued as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Company. He was a director until August 2014. Prior to his appointment by us, since September 2006, Mr. Hardy was the President of HuntMountain Resources, a publicly held U.S.-based junior exploration company. Prior to that, from August 2005, he was HuntMountain’s Chief Financial Officer. Previously, from 1997 to 2005, he held positions as President and CEO of Sunshine Minting, Inc. a privately held, precious metal custom minting and manufacturing firm. Prior to his tenure at Sunshine Minting, Inc., Mr. Hardy has served as Treasurer of the NYSE-listed Sunshine Mining and Refining Company. Mr. Hardy has a Business Administration degree from Boise State University and has attained certifications as a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Cash Manager. Mr. Hardy currently serves as a director of Rae-Wallace Mining Company and is employed on a full-time basis with Timberline Resources.

Steven Osterberg

Dr. Steven Osterberg, Ph.D., P.G., Q.P., has been appointed as Vice President - Exploration of Timberline Resources Corporation effective February 1, 2012. Prior to his appointment, since April 2009, Dr. Osterberg was a Senior Geologist with Tetra Tech, Inc., a mining-related consulting firm. From November 2004 through March 2009, Dr. Osterberg was an independent consulting geologist. During this period, Dr. Osterberg also co-founded Jack’s Fork Exploration, Inc., a privately held mineral exploration company, where he continues to serve as a Director. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Osterberg was a Senior Geologist at Tetra Tech-MFG, Inc. Dr. Osterberg holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Minnesota and is a licenced professional geologist (P.G.) and qualified person (QP) with the Society of Mining and Metallurgy (SME).

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.

John Watson

Mr. John E. Watson is Independent Director of Timberline Resources Corporation. He has over 30 years of experience in the mineral resource industry. Currently, he is the President, CEO, and Director of NV Gold Corporation. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Watson was the President of Pan-Nevada Gold Corporation which, prior to the completion of its plan of arrangement with Midway Gold Corp. in April, 2007, was a TSX Venture Exchange listed company focused on the acquisition, exploration and expansion of advanced stage gold projects in Nevada. From 1979 to 1993, Mr. Watson was the President and CEO of Horizon Gold Corporation, which was listed on NASDAQ from 1986 to 1993. Horizon Gold Corporation built and operated two open pit, heap leach mines in Nevada during the period from 1985 to 1992. Currently, Mr. Watson is a director of Prospero Silver Corp. which is a TSX-V listed company operating in Mexico. Mr. Watson holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Texas and an M.Sc. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. For the following reasons the Board concluded that Mr. Watson should serve as a Director of the Company, in light of its business and structure. Mr. Watson’s technical, operational and management experience in mining and mineral exploration enables him to provide operating 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kiran Patankar

--

Randal Hardy

272,027

Steven Osterberg

175,000

Paul Dircksen

288,934

William Sherrif

--

Leigh Freeman

--

Robert Martinez

--

John Watson

--
As Of  29 Sep 2014

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