James Walker 
President & CEO

James Walker has extensive experience in engineering and project management; particularly within mining engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, engineering design, infrastructure, safety management, and nuclear engineering.

James’ professional experience includes designing nuclear reactors, submarines, chemical plants, factories, mine processing facilities, infrastructure, automotive machinery, and testing rigs. 

Mr. Walker holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering, as well as qualifications in Project Management and Accountancy, and is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE, registered as a Project Manager Professional with the APM, and registered with APEGA as an Engineer.

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Viktoriya Griffin

Mrs. Griffin is dedicated and knowledgeable Chartered Accountant who has over a decade of experience in her field. She started her career by leading audit and assurance services for public companies withlarge international accounting firms, including Deloitte in the UK and E&Y in Canada. Most recently, she led the CFO services line at Clearline CPA. 

 Viktoriya is now the CFO for a number of public companies on TSX Venture Exchange with national and international operations.

Mrs. Griffin provides financial insights and strategic advice enabling the businesses to grow. She is also an active supporter of her community by being a Board member and the Chair of the Audit and Finance

Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Vancouver.

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Raul Sanabria
VP of Exploration 
& Fluorspar Expert

Mr. Sanabria has over 20 years of international experience as an exploration and mine geologist in a variety of mineral deposits. He started his career working 5 years for MINERSA Group, the largest European Fluorspar Producer. He recently worked as Senior Exploration Manager for Tudor Gold Corp, VP Exploration for Rover Metals Corp., Chief Geologist for Red Eagle Exploration, and VP Exploration of American Creek Resources Ltd., G4G Resources Ltd., and Northern Iron Corp. He was President and CEO of Condor Precious Metals Inc. Currently, he is President of Malabar Gold Corp./Minera La Fortuna SAS focused on small scale gold production and toll milling in Colombia.  

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Tom Klaimanee
Corporate Secretary

Mr. Klaimanee has been working with the Company since 2010 and has a wealth of international and management experience. He provides administrative services to private and publically listed companies.

Mr. Klaimanee holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, U.S.A.

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Dace Church
Creative Arts & Administration

Mrs. Church has 9 years under her belt working in the precious and base metals industry. She has been with the company since 2012. Mrs. Church holds a bachelor's degree in marketing. In addition to her Ares Mining commitments, Mrs. Church is an executive assistant and administration manager of Otso Gold Corp. 

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