Management Team

Scott Gifford, (Scott passed away July 30 2018 contact Arbutus Funeral Home Langley)

With great sadness Scott’s passing is noted. He is remembered for his tremendous contributions to the Company.

Douglas Sarkissian B.Comm, LL.B., President

Mr. Sarkissian worked with Wood Gundy out of Toronto and Calgary and subsequently was involved with a publicly traded mining company that developed a property near Helena Montana. His experience included association with underground development of a lead silver zinc deposit, establishing a mill and concentrator and delivery of concentrates to Asarco in Helena. Subsequently he obtained his law degree and practiced with Swinton and Company in the securities department in Vancouver before entering private legal practice, in which he continues to be engaged. His practice areas have included corporate, securities, involvement with junior publicly traded companies, estate and personal injury litigation as well as intellectual property. He is a shareholder of and actively engaged in directing Guardsmen as it furthers its business plan. He has been involved in mineral exploration and public company management since 1985.

Catherine Economou, Financial Management-Controller-CFO

Ms. Economou advises and performs financial controller services for PPM Phoenix Precious Metal Corp., Guardsmen Resources Inc. and Mountainside Exploration Management Inc. in addition to other independent mineral exploration and production companies.  She has in excess of 20 years experience successfully assisting in the implementation of and accounting for corporations involved in mineral exploration, oil and gas as well as other privately run corporations in various industries and charitable organizations.  Her lengthy experience and attention to detail are essential to the successful exploration and development of the company's mineral properties. 

Robert Lane P.Geo. M.Sc., Geological Advisor

Mr. Lane is president of Plateau Minerals Corp. operating a consulting service out of his Prince George, British Columbia offices.  Mr. Lane was formerly Inspector of Mines in Northern British Columbia until he entered private practice some 3 years ago.  His expertise and reputation in all aspects of successful exploration and development of mineral properties in Northern British Columbia spans 25 years.