Team

The Team Behind Summa Silver

Led by a team of award-winning mining professionals, we are focused on value creation
through a modern and cutting-edge approach to mineral discovery.

Galen McNamara

CEO & Director

  • Entrepreneur and Geologist with over 15 years of extensive discovery and capital markets experience

  • Co-winner 2018 PDAC Bill Dennis “Prospector of the Year” Award and  2016 Mines and Money Exploration Award 
  • Former Senior Project Manager – Exploration & Development at NexGen Energy, managed all field based drilling and exploration activities, instrumental role in the discovery and delineation of multiple high grade uranium zones
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Geology from Laurentian University

Martin Bajic

CFO and Director

  • Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive CFO experience at multiple Canadian listed companies
  • Wide ranging officer and director expertise 
  • Public listing stewardship proficiency 
  • Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia

Chris York

Exploration Manager

  • Economic Geologist with over 12 years experience focused on brownfields exploration, resource development, and production on sediment hosted and epithermal narrow vein deposits
  • Recipient of the 2017 Nevada Mining Association’s Safety award for Supervisor with a proven track record of safe efficient production across multiple projects and years
  • Former Exploration Manager for Klondex Gold and Silver running all field activities for surface exploration, underground step-out exploration, and underground production drilling with programs consisting of over 40,000 meters/year
  • Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in Geology from Southern Illinois University

Garrett Ainsworth

Technical Advisor

  • President, CEO and Director of District Metals Corp (DMX–TSXV)
  • Highly accomplished Geologist and mining executive with more than $300M in financing completed throughout his career
  • Key role in two large discoveries for which he was awarded the 2018 PDAC Bill Dennis “Prospector of the Year” Award, 2016 Mines and Money Exploration Award, and 2013 AMEBC Colin Spence Award
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology with first class honours from Birkbeck, University of London

Christopher Leslie

Senior Geologist

  • Economic geologist with over 13 years of experience in mineral exploration focused on the discovery and advancement of gold and silver deposits.
  • Co-discoverer of the Blackwater Gold Deposit where he supervised the initial exploration programs that lead to the most recent mineral reserve estimate of 8.2M ounces of gold.
  • Former VP Exploration of Tower Resources Ltd where he assembled and helped advance a portfolio of gold projects throughout British Columbia.
  • Currently finishing his Ph.D. at the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (CODES) at the University of Tasmania

Thomas O’Neill

Director

  • President of Thomas O’Neill and Associates Inc, a national leader in insurance planning, group employee benefits and retirement planning
  • Widely recognized expert in the life insurance and financial planning industry
  • His leadership, vision, and passion for unparalleled customer relations has earned him the respect of both his peers and clientele
  • Founder and proprietor of Grand Cru Imports Inc, an importer of fine French and Italian wines

Michael Konnert

Director

  • Founder, CEO and Director of Vizsla Resources Corp. (VZLA-TSXV)
  • Former CEO and co-founder of Cobalt One Energy – Acquired by Blackstone Minerals (ASX-BSX)
  • Partner in Inventa Capital with nearly 10 years of experience in mining and capital markets
  • Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University

Brian Goss

Director

  • Founder and President of Rangefront Geological, a geological consulting company and project generator that caters to a large spectrum of clientele in the mining and minerals exploration industry
  • Director at Ridgestone Resources (RMI-TSXV), Director and former President of Lithium Corp (LTUM-OTCQB)
  • Extensive mineral exploration and project management experience in the Western United States over fifteen years
  •  Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Geology from Wayne State University in Michigan

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