Dr. Patton is the CEO of Quaterra Resources, Inc., and has worked in the exploration industry for 35 years as a field geologist, consultant, and executive at both junior and senior mining companies. He was previously the President and CEO of Western Silver Corp., where he led the exploration team in the discovery of the Peñasquito silver-gold-lead-zinc deposit in Zacatecas, Mexico. Dr. Patton graduated from the University of Washington.
Mr. Freeze has over 38 years of experience as an exploration and production geologist. Mr. Freeze has extensive experience in mining development programs and evaluating projects for both senior and junior resource companies. He has held consulting, supervising and management positions with major and junior mining companies including: Cominco Ltd., Pasminco Exploration, Echo Bay Mines and Pan American Silver Corporation. He has extensive international experience, including North, Central and South America, and in the former Soviet Republics. Currently he is President of Stillwater Enterprises Limited and most notably, the primary Consulting Geologist for Goldcorp Inc. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.