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Gault Group Company Profile

GGL is a service disabled veteran owned company offering strategic solutions to the extractive industries. For over two decades The GGL team of experienced professionals have worked together to take projects from start to finish while achieving the goal of minimized risk and maximized Return on Investment. Our long-standing relationships and highly regarded reputation allow us to act as a liaison between industry clients and the regulatory agencies. It is this combination of experience, knowledge and positive, influential relationships that have provided the GGL team and our clients continued success.

Gault Group Team

Steve Glass, President

Mr. Glass has over 30 years of experience building and operating North American companies in the mining, geological, environmental and regulatory compliance sectors. Mr. Glass utilizes his experience as a leader in the mining industry to develop and implement strategies that fast-track mining properties from exploration to production. As President and founding principal of Gault Group, Mr. Glass has been responsible for resource planning, marketing and the development of permitting and regulatory compliance strategies for mining companies, industrial manufacturers and public service utilities. Mr. Glass and his firm advise extractive industry clients in matters relating to identification and reduction of political, environmental and regulatory project risk. Mr. Glass has a BA in Southwest Studies from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico, and performed graduate studies in Cultural Resources Management at University of Nevada. Formerly an environmental permitting group manager for an international consulting firm, Mr. Glass has extensive experience in writing and managing NEPA compliance projects, including Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Assessment amendments; in preparing Section 401 and Section 404 permit application package; and in developing Mining Plan of Operations and Reclamation Plans.

Michael Quinlan, Program Management
Mr. Quinlan is a biologist with over 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. Mr. Quinlan’s role at GGL has been primarily focused on providing regulatory and assessment expertise to mining companies in order to obtain the permits required to explore, prospect and mine the minerals on purchased and leased claims.

Tyler Scoffield, Director of Finance
Tyler Scoffield has been working with GGL since September of 2008. In the time with the Gault Group, Tyler has worked to streamline the financial processes within the organization. He has worked both with historic records of the company as well as the current records to provide a solid foundation from which the company can springboard. His 15 years of experience begins in the graphics industry and culminating in the Arizona construction industry where he had his own construction company specializing in decorative moldings. That experience gives Tyler a unique set of skills that have parlayed well into the Gault Group LLC. Tyler is also an accomplished Flight Instructor with Instrument Instructor and Multi-engine Instructor certificates. Tyler graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Finance. He is married and has four children.

Cortney Pink, Director of Regulatory Affairs
Ms. Pink is a Regulatory Compliance expert and Project Manager with over 5 years of experience in the extractive industry field. Ms. Pink earned her J.D. from Arizona State University and also earned her M.B.A. from Thunderbird College of Global Management. Ms. Pink provides GGL clients with regulatory and assessment expertise, business development strategies, and large-scale project management. Her knowledge and understanding of the complex and dynamic regulatory industry make her a key component to the GGLteam. Representative work that Ms. Pink has completed for GGL’s clients include: comprehensive environmental permitting, Business Plan development, legal research and contract development for both private and federal contracts, community relations programs, risk analysis, and Environmental Management System development and implementation.

Major Kindsfater, Environmental Engineering, Air Quality & Storm Water Compliance
Mr. Kindsfater is an environmental engineer with over 15 years of experience in environmental consulting and permitting. Mr. Kindsfater has been actively involved in assessing environmental impacts and permitting efforts at industrial facilities under local, state and federal permitting agency jurisdictions. Mr. Kindsfater has been working for GGL for over a decade as a regulatory specialist and project manager. Specific project experience during this time includes regulatory due diligence, air permitting, air modeling, storm water management, spill prevention and control, mine planning and reclamation plan development, reclamation cost estimating and scheduling, jurisdictional waterway evaluations, and development of Best Management Practices for industrial facilities. Mr. Kindsfater has also spearheaded efforts in developing a Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality permit application for an additional Kiln system at a cement manufacturing facility located in Arizona. Tasks included complex regulatory analysis, dispersion modeling, visibility modeling, best available controltechnology determination, and overall permit development and strategy in conjunction with the State, EPA and local Federal Land Manager.

Jen Davis, Project Scientist
Ms. Davis completed her undergrad with a degree in International Politics. She coordinates project and office activities to achieve successful completion of client initiated work products. Her experience includes industrial waste management, 404 permitting, assisting with biological assessments, maintaining positive community relations, working closely with the Forest Service and other regulatory agencies.

R.J. Johnson, Hydrology
Mr. Johnson’s representative experience includes coordinating and executing ground and surface-water research; mine, industry, and municipality assessment and reclamation programs; and hydrogeologic, environmental, and geologic investigations. Mr. Johnson routinely manages, supervises, and implements ground-water exploration, development, water rights, fate and transport, and water supply studies; environmental site assessments and remediation; and geologic and hydrogeologic research. Mr. Johnson writes, reviews, and edits geologic, hydrogeologic, and environmental reports, assessments, proposals, and technical documents. In addition to consulting, Mr. Johnson also teaches geology, hydrogeology, natural history, and outdoor skills for various institutions including: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Community College of Southern Nevada, and numerous outdoor adventure companies.

Mike Short, Air Quality Engineering

Mr. Short has over 20 years of professional experience in a wide variety of air quality engineering and related environmental disciplines. His project experience includes air pollution control technology evaluation, ambient and source emissions monitoring, air toxics measurements and controls, air emission calculations and inventory development, regulatory compliance evaluations, and air quality permitting. He is also familiar with all phases of the regulatory evaluation and approval process for permitting of new facilities, sources, and modifications.

Dr. Arthur Phillips, Botany and Biological Sciences

Dr. Phillips specializes in Sensitive and Endangered plants surveys and clearances, floristic surveys, ecological assessments, and Native American ethnobotany. Dr. Smith has over 35 years experience conducting botanical research in the Southwestern United States and has worked with Gault Group team on projects in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Dr. Smith’s projects have ranged from the development of botanical guides for the lay public, to baseline data gathering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support identification and protection of endangered plant species.

Robert Spak, Geology

Mr. Spak has been actively involved in assessing environmental impacts and permitting of industrial facilities, including the development of site reclamation, remediation and closure plans. Experience includes: cartography, geographic information system (GIS) development, computer assisted drafting (CAD), geographic positioning system (GPS) mapping, and fieldwork. His experience also includes: air permitting, air modeling, storm water management and control, spill prevention and controls, development of Best Management Practices for industrial facilities.

Robert Scott, NEPA project management & Visual Resources

Robert Scott, NEPA project management & Visual Resources Mr. Scott has for 35 years served as an environmental permitting project manager, land use, transportation, visual resource and recreation resource specialist for mining and energy development projects. His experience ranges from hard rock mining to power plant, dam, transportation, solid and nuclear waste, gas field, and pipeline projects. Overall, Mr. Scott has completed over 120 technical resource studies for environmental assessments or permitting studies on public and private lands throughout the United States, Peru, Nicaragua, and Spain. He has served as an expert witness on several environmental litigations. Mr. Scott has managed various NEPA compliance studies for energy and mining industries and U.S. Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Energy and Defense. He supervises technical staff and coordinates subcontracting efforts as necessary.

Andrea Wang, Wildlife Biology

Andrea Wang is a Wildlife Biologist with over two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. Ms. Wang’s career has been focused on environmental compliance and protection programs, including providing numerous biological evaluations and wildlife analyses consistent with USDA-Forest Service policy and procedures.

Representative work that Ms. Wang has completed for Gault Group includes the following:

Conducted Canada lynx effects analysis for the Tomichi Molybdenum Exploration project located in Gunnison, Co.

Completed the Biological Assessment for threatened, endangered and candidate species for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review and Biological Opinion for the Tomichi Exploration Molybdenum project as required under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Completed the Biological Evaluation for Forest Service sensitive species as required by Forest Service Policy (FSM 2670.31-2670.32) for the Tomichi Exploration Molybdenum project.

Completed impact analysis for Forest Service Management Indicator Species as required under the 1982 Planning Rule (36 CFR 219.19(a)(6) for the Tomichi Exploration Molybdenum project.

"The Gault Group team was instrumental through the whole application process.…Gault Group was retained to secure the necessary permits and ensure that the Company is in compliance with all regulatory agencies. The Gault Group will continue to work with the Company as the Project progresses..."

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