President & CEO, Director Mr. Osterberg’s 25 years of mining industry experience includes small, mid-sized, and major mining companies, and mining engineering consulting firms. From 2012 through 2015, prior to his current position, he has served the past 4 years as Timberline’s VP of Exploration where he managed technical services of the Company including the successful advance of the company’s Talapoosa Project through a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment. In addition, he successfully directed the Butte Highlands Project to positive EIS and EA results staging the project to be one of the first newly permitted full-scale metal mines in Montana in over 25 years. Prior to joining Timberline, Mr. Osterberg developed an unusually diverse experience base working as a mining consultant at Tetra Tech and Knight Piesold, and as a Senior Geologist within the discovery group of BHP Minerals. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of Minnesota and his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Chief Financial Officer Mr. Sharp has over 25 years of experience in a diversity of industries, including the exploration and mining sector. He is currently President of a privately-held accounting firm in Nampa, Idaho which provides CFO services. His past experience includes executive roles at Key Technology Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer of capital goods, and working in both public accounting and private industry. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Boise State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in both Idaho and Washington.
Vice President of Corporate Development, Director Mr. McDowell has over 30 years of geological exploration, property evaluation, and development experience primarily focused in the mineral exploration industry in Nevada. Since 2008, Don has served as the founding President of Americas Gold Exploration Inc., a private company dedicated to Nevada mineral exploration. In late 2017, he was instrumental in the acquisition of the Carlin Vanadium Property by Cornerstone Metals. Previously, Don’s experience includes 17 years with major corporations including Nippon Mining of Japan, Santa Fe Pacific Gold and Kennecott Exploration, where he was involved in exploration, resource/reserve evaluations and mine development. Mr. McDowell is a registered professional land surveyor in the state of California.