Daryl Hodges has been involved in the mining industry for 40 years, starting in 1977 as a geophysical operator north of Kidd Creek in Timmins, Ontario. Daryl has explored for gold across Canada and completed his M.Sc. thesis on the geology and geochemistry of a gold deposit in Val d’Or, Quebec. He has been involved in discoveries of gold (Hoyle Pond, Hammond Reef), Tin-Tungsten (Sisson Brook, New Brunswick), copper-zinc (Snow Lake, Manitoba), nickel-copper (Manitoba), and worked internationally in Russia (Noril’sk), Finland (Keivitsa), Philippines, and China in project generation and development. After leaving Falconbridge in 1996, he worked as a mining analyst and investment banker at HSBC and Jennings Capital. As a co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Jennings Capital, Daryl was instrumental in its growth into a substantial boutique investment dealer. He is currently President of Ladykirk Capital Advisors Inc., and a Director of HPQ Silicon Resources. and CEO of a private company Ancient Strains Limited.