CHIEF GEOLOGIST, DIRECTOR & FOUNDER OF AEONIAN RESOURCES
Andy is a professionally registered geoscientist, and a white settler of English ancestry, living as a guest on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil Waututh) territory.
He graduated from the University of Cardiff (Wales) in 1998 with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Geoscience, but initially specialized in paleontology.
He took a break from geology due to a lack of opportunity in the United Kingdom in the early 2000’s, and so worked in the banking sector as a Financial Planner working on developing the new “Green” and ethical funds.
In 2003, he made contacts within the industry and was eventually offered an opportunity to work as a Geotechnician for projects in Guyana. This eventually led to Projects in Yukon Territory, first as a Project Geologist for Victoria Gold, and then Chief Geologist for Ryan Gold Corp. The economic downturn in 2011 / 2012 forced Andy to diversify, which is where he established his consultancy, SGDS Hive and working with a wide range of clients and projects. He also established the non-profit Below BC which performs outreach and educational opportunities in geoscience. In 2016 he received the Bedford Young Mining Professional Award through the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM).
Currently Andy sits on the board of Directors for the Association of Mineral Exploration (AME), and is the Chair of the CIM Geological Society. In 2020, Andy also took an opportunity to teach two 4th year university courses at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, namely the Indigenous Relations and Sustainability course and Mining Law & Ethics.
Andy founded Aeonian Resources to explore a more sustainable and transparent form of mineral exploration with the hope to inspire change at the grassroots level.
Branden is an entrepreneur with transferable experience in the junior exploration space. In addition to Aeonian Resources, he is also the CEO and founder of Hawkmoon Resources Corp. (HM:CSE, HWKRF: OTCQB). Mr. Haynes has previously guided Hawkmoon through the initial financing phases, project acquisitions, deployment of exploration programs and development financing and IPO.
Branden has 20+ years of experience in finance and the junior markets. Additionally, he is a resource professional and entrepreneur active in the exploration and mining sector for over 15 years.
Jasmine is an analytical professional with solid educational background with experience in performing financial accounting responsibilities.
She graduated from the University of Calicut (India) in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She has also graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (British Columbia) in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Jasmine has furthered her education as a CPA candidate with plans to write her CFE in September of 2022.
Jasmine has 5+ years of experience in the accounting industry. Adept at prioritizing tasks and completing those in a timely fashion, she thereby produces positive results.
Olga is a strong research-oriented professional. Demonstrated history of working in the environmental sector, university environment, Oil and Gas and Mining industries. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, followed by a Master’s degree in Marine Geology with an emphasis on stream sediment transport and accumulation. Her Ph.D. project at Memorial University of Newfoundland was focused on High-Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy of the world’s largest anoxic basin and involved work with geological, geochemical, and geophysical datasets. Her work was published in highly visible journals e.g., Marine Geology, Paleo3 and presented in national and international conferences.
During her career as a geologist, Olga worked on a number of projects contributing as a specialist in sedimentation in different depositional environments. During her Ph.D. program she worked with Husky Energy Inc. in St. John’s, in the Development Team (Offshore Newfoundland). Her projects were focused on the development optimization and assisting in well planning by focusing on geological characteristics of formation.
Olga is passionate about solving complex geological problems and paleo-reconstructions. She was twice awarded the Chevron Canada Rising Star Award.
Outside her job you can meet her in the North Shore hiking, biking and skiing with her children.