Brent Willis, Bsc. Eng, President & CEO

CEO of Voyageur Minerals Ltd, Brent Willis has over 30 years of experience successfully leading, managing and advancing complex Canadian and international projects in the mining, energy and in R&D industries. Brent lead two mining projects from discovery/exploration through to production/cash flow. A Track record of successfully implementing strategies to move companies from start up to cash flow in challenging economic, geographic and politically sensitive environments. Strong people leadership skills involving direct cumulative oversight of over 150 employees. Experienced public speaker for promotion and marketing of corporate projects. Negotiated over $100 million in contracts involving joint ventures/sales agreements/purchase agreements/community engagement/legal settlements/first nation contracts/Union contracts/option agreements. Lead facilitator resulting in the orchestration of multiple contractual agreements with the Asian business community in China.

Gordon Forbes, CFO, CA

Mr. Forbes was appointed CFO in November 2014. Mr. Forbes spent 30 years with a major accounting firm, and retired as a senior tax partner. Mr. Forbes has since acted as a valued consultant to various public companies. Mr. Forbes obtained his C.A. in 1968.

Brad Willis, P.Eng, COO

Mr. Willis is a mining engineer and has over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. Mr. Willis has created three Canadian exploration companies focusing on barite exploration and mining. He has managed the exploration and discovery of multiple exploration projects in both North and South America. He has coordinated projects from grassroots exploration to underground and surface mine production. Mr. Willis is credited with being the team leader that discovered the barite deposits that are currently owned by Voyageur. He supervised all the prospecting, exploration, drilling and underground mining on these barite properties.

Steven R. Livingston, Vice President Finance

Appointed Vice President in 2015. Mr. Livingston brings 20+ years of finance experience in the Canadian Securities and Investment Banking industries. Mr. Livingston participated as lead, co-lead or syndicate member in over 65 transactions worth over $95 million in retail investor financing’s. Mr. Livingston started his finance career at Laurentian Fund Management Inc. in 1989.


Brent Willis, Bsc. Eng, CEO

Mr. Willis has over 30 years of experience successfully leading, managing and advancing Canadian and international projects in the mining industry. Brent started his career working in the energy service sector as a drilling fluid engineer and manager with Dynamic Drilling Fluids Ltd. Career highlights include advancing the Jubilee Barite Mining Operation from discovery to production as President and chairman of the board at Tiger Ridge Resources Ltd. Advancing  the Payback Barite Mine from discovery to production as president and chairman of the  board with Blackfire Exploration Ltd, a public company.

Dr. Merle E. Olson, D.V.M., M.SC., Co-Founder, Director, Research & Business Development, Chief Medical Supply Ltd. Director ImagingX

Dr. Olson attended the University of Regina receiving a BSc in Chemistry and Biology in 1975. He then attended the University of Western Ontario where he received a Master’s degree in Chemistry. Attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) and following graduation in 1981 practiced in Pincher Creek, Alberta. In 1984 Merle accepted a position at the University of Calgary (U of C). During this period he had over 200 papers, 45 patents and 30 graduate students in infectious diseases and pharmaceutical development. In 2004 Dr. Olson retired to found a Veterinary Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company, Alberta Veterinary Laboratories (AVL). Dr. Olson currently acts as VP of Research and Business development for AVL and Chief Medical Ltd. a human pharmaceutical manufacturer, at their 81,000 sq ft GMP manufacturing plant in Calgary, AB. These companies produce over 80 novel and generic products for veterinarians  and  humans  and  employ  over  80 pharmaceutical, chemical and engineering scientists. Dr. Olson has produced novel veterinary pharmaceutical products for horses for control of pain, inflammation, parasites and infections. Dr. Olson continues to conduct human and veterinary pharmaceutical product development and is active in the laboratory and conducting clinical trials.

Charles Littlejohn, Director

Mr. Littlejohn attended Western University, receiving his BA in science, with a strong background in biochemistry, physiology and geology. His postgraduate work over the next few years was in pharmacology and pathological chemistry, where we performed considerable research on matters of drug toxicology and high blood pressure. He later entered the oil and gas industry and held various positions of responsible charge before entering law school to earn a cum laude doctorate in law. In the early 70’s he was a cofounder and director of a mutual fund management company. For the past 28 years he has managed a small, privately held hedge fund and from time to time has also served as an adjunct professor at the Southern California Institute of Law. In recent years he has served as a director of two publicly-traded companies, viz., Sienna Gold, Inc and Peruvian Precious Metals, Inc. Trent Abraham, Director, Head of Audit Committee

Trent Abraham, Director

Mr. Trent Abraham is a proven leader, senior executive, entrepreneur, consultant, and owner with over 31 years of success in energy services, oil & gas, mining, agriculture, blending and manufacturing, chemicals, global procurement and distribution, logistics and freight.  Trent is currently the COO and President of Midwestern Mud and SOS Environmental.  He also has an advisory role with Emprada Minerals LLC., a global mineral company. Trent has held senior executive positions at Emprada Minerals, Brichem Corporation / Brichem Supply Ltd., Sodium Solutions, Millennium Technologies, Ltd., Sun Coast Materials and Spirit Mountain Environmental.

Randy Henkle, P.Geo, Director

Mr. Henkle is a consultant geologist with over 45 years experience in mining and engineering geology and minerals exploration. Randy’s work history includes projects in Western Canada, Western and Eastern US, Mexico and South America.  He is a proven prospect generator.  His discovery & acquisition track record includes 3 gold-silver mines (two of which are now mined out, with one presently an active producer) and 2 producing chemical/specialty limestone mines. Randy generated and staked both the ULI and Lithium King Lithium brine prospects; both of which were vended into Voyageur. His broad areas of geologic expertise include experience in both industrial minerals, precious and base metals and mineral brine deposits.  His business expertise includes leadership, strategic planning, project management and project acquisition.   Randy is currently the President & Chief geologist at Henkle and Associates, a boutique geologic consulting firm, in Nevada, USA.