Executive Team

Executive Team

  • Joe Dion CEO and Chairman of the Board

    Joe Dion is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frog Lake Energy Resources Corporation (“FLERC”), one of Canada's only wholly-owned First Nations owned oil and gas exploration and production companies. Prior to joining FLERC, Joe worked as a consultant for First Nations in Canada and the United States while advising energy companies and governments negotiating Impact Benefit Agreements and joint ventures.

    Joe also comes from a family of hereditary chiefs. He is great-grandson to notable Cree Chief Big Bear, who played pivotal roles in Canadian history. As his great-grandfather before him, Joe served in his hereditary role as Chief of Kehewin Cree Nation and Grand Chief for the Province of Alberta.

    From tribal administrator, council member, treaty chairman, constitutional coordinator, to president and chairman of numerous boards, brotherhoods, and associations, Joe works tirelessly for the social and economic well-being of First Nations. In 1984, Joe founded the Indian Resource Council of Canada. This council now represents over 150 First Nations in Canada and was instrumental in establishing Indian Oil and Gas Canada, a federal government agency responsible for managing oil and gas development on Indian reserve lands.

  • Joshua Dion President and Director

    Joshua Dion, a seasoned oil and gas and governmental and indigenous affairs executive. A member of the Kehewin Cree Nation, Joshua obtained his MBA from the University of Trinity Western and has recently served as the Community Outreach Officer for the Western Indigenous Pipeline Group and the Manager of Corporate and Indigenous Relations and Partnerships for Indigenous Resource Management in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Josh has worked with software tools to help build First Nations capacity by providing a single window approach to project management and consultation. It is through this that Josh has worked with communities in understanding the needs for own-source revenue streams to bolster their economies and improve resource management.

  • Paul Rokeby Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Rokeby is a Partner and Business Advisor in MNP’s office in Timmins. Mr. Rokeby has more than 30 years of experience delivering a full range of business advisory, tax and accounting solutions. He has significant knowledge of the mining sector, having acted as controller and / or chief financial officer for several junior mining companies.

  • William (Chris) McKay Vice-President, Investor Relations

    Chris McKay is an Oji-cree from Mattagami First Nation in mineral rich Northeastern Ontario and has been involved in the mining and exploration sectors for over 15 years while representing and negotiating, on behalf of the Mattagami First Nation, 3 Impact Benefit Agreements, and over 10 exploration agreements.

    Chris has also worked for TransCanada Pipeline on the Energy East Project as the national Aboriginal Advisor on Traditional Knowledge. During this time Chris negotiated over 50 Community Engagement Agreements to complete impact studies for identified communities.

    Chris also works with the Wabun Tribal Council as its Economic Development Advisor being tasked with providing business development advise as well accessing dollars for various projects including resource and renewable energy development and agriculture.

  • Wayne Holmstead Vice President, Exploration

    Wayne is a graduate in Earth Sciences (Geology) from the University of Toronto with over 40 years experience in mineral exploration and project administration. Wayne is a specialist in gold and base metal exploration covering the complete geological and geophysical spectrum of exploration techniques with an emphasis on Ontario and Quebec based projects. Wayne has managed numerous junior exploration companies with titles ranging from Exploration Manager to President and Chief Executive Officer.

Technical Team

  • Chad Gloster Technical Team Member

    Mr. Gloster, Exsics Exploration Limited, has over 12 years experience as a senior exploration advisor and contractor, project manager and prospector. Mr. Gloster has experience working with exploration companies, junior miners and producers throughout the country.

  • Alan Sexton Technical Team Member

    Alan is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in mineral exploration including roles as Senior Geologist and District Geologist of various gold and base metal projects throughout Canada and the United States. A Co-founder of Geovector Management in Ottawa, Ontario, Alan has spent much of his career with major mining companies such as Kidd Creek Mines Ltd. and Western Mining Corporation. In addition, Alan has significant experience in northeastern Ontario, having managed several advanced diamond drilling programs on gold projects throughout the Abitibi Greenstone belt.

  • John Grant Technical Team Member

    A member of the FGAC and CETT of Ontario, Mr. Grant is the founder of Exsics Exploration Limited in Timmins, Ontario. Mr. Grant has over 40 years experience as an exploration project consultant and manager. Mr. Grant began his career with Teck Exploration Limited as the senior field geophysicist.