Management Team Bios

Matthew A. Turner

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Turner obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Ocean Science (Specialization Geology) from the University of British Columbia in 2002. He has managed and participated in numerous exploration projects throughout Western Canada, focusing mainly on precious metal vein, IOCG and diamond deposits. Mr. Turner has been Rockhaven’s CEO since 2008 and was appointed President in 2015.

Larry Donaldson C.A.


Mr. Donaldson is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 40 years of accounting, auditing and tax experience. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1971 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is the managing partner of a local Chartered Professional Accounting firm and has extensive experience in public company audits and in accounting and tax planning for mineral exploration-based companies.

Ian J. Talbot, B.Sc., LL.B

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Talbot brings over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry as both a lawyer and an exploration geologist. As a geologist he has worked with both junior and major resource companies. As a lawyer, he has practiced exclusively in the areas of mining and securities law in private practice and as in-house counsel with BHP Billiton World Exploration Inc. Mr. Talbot is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcus Development Group Inc., a TSX-Venture Exchange company operating in Mexico.

Robert C. Carne M.Sc., P. Geo.


Rob Carne is a Professional Geoscientist registered in British Columbia. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1974, and a Master of Science (Geology) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1979. He has been a geologist with Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited since 1977 and was a principal with that firm from 1981 to 2002. He is now an independent geological consultant. Rob has been actively involved in mineral exploration, principally in the Yukon since 1972, and he has authored or co-authored a number of technical papers on Yukon mineral deposits. He has served as a director and officer of numerous public companies on the TSX Venture Exchange since the mid-1980s.

Randy C. Turner, B.Sc., P.Geo.


Randy Turner is a professional geologist with over thirty-eight years of experience in Canadian mineral exploration, business and financing. Mr. Turner’s notable career achievements include guiding Winspear Diamonds Inc. from the discovery of the Snap Lake diamond deposit in northern Canada through to its sale to De Beers Mining for C$305 million, and prior to that, as president of Trimin Resources Ltd. he was involved in the development and sale of the McIlvenna Bay copper/zinc deposit in Saskatchewan.

Glenn R. Yeadon B.Comm., LLB.


Glenn Yeadon is a barrister and solicitor practicing primarily in the field of securities law. He has been a partner with Tupper Jonsson & Yeadon or an associate of the firm (through a personal law corporation controlled by him) from 1983 to present. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1976.

R. Allan Doherty P. Geol


Mr. Doherty is a Professional Geoscientist who has worked in the Yukon as a consulting exploration geologist for over 25 years. He has been a principal of Aurum Geological Consultants Inc. since 1985.

David G. Skoglund


Mr. Skoglund has been a self-employed businessman in Kelowna since 1970, and has extensive experience in real estate (commercial development and leasing, and residential development).

Bradley J. Shisler


Mr. Shisler is a co-founder of Condire Investors in Dallas, Texas where he serves as a Managing Director. Previously, he served as a partner in Blue River Partners, L.L.C. Prior to that time, Mr. Shisler was a principal of Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity fund with $3 billion of equity capital under management. Prior to Willis Stein, he was an associate at Simmons & Company International, a Houston-based investment bank focused on the oilfield services industry. Mr. Shisler holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Political Science from Rice University (1993) and an MBA, with distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (2000).

Bruce Youngman, B.Sc.


Bruce Youngman has thirty years of experience in the minerals industry. From 2008 to 2010, he was President and COO of Canplats Resources Corporation, during which time the 4 million ounce Camino Rojo deposit in Mexico was outlined and the company acquired by Goldcorp Inc. for $300 million. Mr. Youngman previously held senior positions with Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., including President, Vice-President and Director, and was closely involved in the acquisition and expansion of the Pebble Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Alaska. Mr. Youngman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of British Columbia. He is currently a Director of Strategic Metals Ltd., Silver Range Resources Ltd. and ATAC Resources Ltd.