Management and Board of Directors

  Darren R. Blaney
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Blaney co-founded American Creek Resources Ltd. in 2004 and is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Corporation. Mr. Blaney served as the Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer for 10 years prior to being appointed to his current position. He has 20 years of varied business and investment experience which includes mineral exploration investment, real estate investment, marketing and sales, environmental consulting to both government and non-government organizations, business consulting, and executive corporate management.

  Robert N. Edwards, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer, Director

Mr. Edwards is the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Corporation. He has been employed in the public accounting field for the last 15 years, holding positions in international and local firms in the areas of business consulting, assurance, and tax. He has also owned businesses operating in land development, health care and logistics, and retail sales and is currently a partner in a private accounting firm. Mr. Edwards obtained a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.  



Sean Pownall

Mr. Pownall serves as a Director of the Corporation. He has been involved in the mineral exploration industry for nearly 30 years, starting at an early age working with family on mining projects in the Yukon and in British Columbia. Mr. Pownall has worked as a diamond driller on numerous mineral projects in Canada and the United States ranging from grassroots exploration to full production mining. He is currently the owner of More Core Diamond Drilling Ltd., a company based in Stewart, British Columbia. The company was founded in 2006, and provides diamond core drilling and geotechnical drilling services to mineral and liquid natural gas companies throughout Canada and the United States. Mr. Pownall currently also serves as a Director of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC).

  Dennis Edwards, CPA, CA

Mr. Edwards serves as a Director of the Corporation. Mr. Edwards attended Lethbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge where he earned his BA in Agricultural Economics. He attended the Chartered Accountant School of Business where he earned his Chartered Accountant designation and has been employed in the accounting field for over 10 years. He is currently a partner in a private accounting firm. Mr. Edwards is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. 

Advisory Board

The company has formed an advisory board composed of individuals having valuable experience and expertise in business and in the mineral exploration and mining industries.

   Allan G. Burton

Mr. Burton co-founded American Creek Resources Ltd. in 2004 and has served as a Director as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Mr. Burton obtained an LLB from Queen’s University in 1992. He practiced law in Lethbridge and Calgary, Alberta from 1992 through 2003, focusing on business and real estate law. He is the past Chairman of the Lethbridge Bar Association Real Estate Committee, a former Director of the Lethbridge and District Economic Development Board, served on the Stirling, Alberta Municipal Council, and served on the Board of Directors of George Wythe College. Mr. Burton is currently involved in real estate and land development.

  J. Christopher Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell has been employed in the minerals industry for over 40 years, holding positions in corporate finance and administration, marketing of base and precious metals concentrates, environmental permitting and senior executive management with mining companies in Canada and the United States.

Since July 2003 he has owned and operated a business consultant firm that provides financial and administrative support services to mineral exploration companies. He has served as Senior Vice President with Viceroy Resource Corporation, Executive Vice President and CFO of Orvana Minerals Corp., Executive Vice President and CFO of Constellation Copper Corporation, and currently serves as CFO of Diamondex Resources Ltd, GeoBiotics LLC, and Triex Minerals Corporation.

Mr. Mitchell is a director of First Point Minerals Corp, Endurance Gold Corporation, and Skyline Gold Corporation. He was educated at the University of British Columbia, where he earned B. Sc. (Hon. Chemistry), M. Sc. (Metallurgy) and M.B.A. (Finance) degrees. Mr. Mitchell is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

  Darcy Heggie

Mr. Heggie has a BSc. from Utah State University and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University and brings with him an extensive and varied business background which includes administrative management, sales, and a proven ability to secure significant venture capital.  Mr. Heggie is a Director and Project Manager of Transmark Ltd., the largest private high-throughput rail-trans loading facility in western Canada and is Founder, Chairman, and President of Lethbridge Inland Terminal Ltd., a $24 million modern commodities terminal that opened in 2008.  He also serves on the management committee of the UFA-LIT Joint Venture Crop Nutrition Facility.

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