Mr. Highsmith is Chairman of FireFox Gold Corp. A professional geologist and mining executive with 29 years of experience in exploration, operations, business development leadership roles for companies, including: Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Newmont, Lithium One, Pure Energy Minerals, and Fortescue Metals Group. Mr. Highsmith has worked on more than 250 projects around the world, leading teams through creative transactions, new discoveries, scoping, and prefeasibility studies. He is experienced in the capital markets, having been associated with all manner of financings and transactions. Patrick has been targeting gold in Finland since 2005, and has been integral in building FireFox. He is also the Pres. and CEO of Timberline Resources, a mineral exploration and resource development company focused on gold and copper discoveries in northcentral Nevada, USA.