Mike Lavigne - President and Director
Mr. Lavigne has been involved in the mining industry since 1975, when he worked underground for Helca Mining Company. After completing law school, Mr. Lavigne started a registered broker-dealer specializing in mining and resource companies. He was a member and on the board of directors for the Spokane Stock Exchange and was involved in a number of financings for exploration-stage companies. Mr. Lavigne has served in management and board positions for a number of exploration companies with projects in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Alaska.Additionally, Mr. Lavigne is owner and Managing Partner of Capital Peak Partners, LLC, which provides consulting services in the area of corporate and business development to a number of mining companies. Mr. Lavigne received his BA in Accounting from the University of Idaho and JD from the Gonzaga University School of Law.
Greg Schifrin - Director
Mr. Schifrin has worked as a geologist and manager for over 36 years in the mining and mineral exploration industry, where he has been involved in precious base metals, rare earth and uranium exploration and project development. He has provided technical and project management services for hundreds of mining projects of major and junior mining companies, from grassroots through the drilling and development phases. Mr. Schifrin has served as an executive or director at various mining companies, including Idaho Champion Gold Mines USA, Inc. (CSE: ITKO), Blackrock Gold Corp. (TSXV: BRC), WestMountain Gold, Inc., Silver Verde May, Cyclone Uranium Corp., U.S. Rare Earth, Inc., and Golden Eagle Mining. During his various tenures, he managed a broad range of functions including geologic evaluation, project development, infrastructure construction, mining, operations, production, project generation, land acquisition, as well as corporate finance, budgets, accounting, legal and regulatory, investors, and personnel. Mr. Schifrin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Idaho in 1983. He is a registered professional geologist in Washington State.
Mark Rodenbeck - Director
Prior to joining the board of Magellan Gold, Mr. Rodenbeck served as an officer and director of Mascota Resources, a Nevada mining Company, from February 2015- October 2019. Mr. Rodenbeck graduated (cum laude with Dean's List honors) from Northwood Institute with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration in 1970. Between 1970 and 1976, Mr. Rodenbeck worked as General Manager, and then District Manager, for Foodplex Inc., a large operator of fast food restaurants. In 1976 he became President and 50% owner of Damark Inc. which owned and operated 6 fast food restaurants in Michigan. In 1981, Mr. Rodenbeck sold his restaurants and moved to Denver, Colorado, and became a stockbroker. In 1984, he was promoted to Branch Manager of Engler & Budd, a Minneapolis-based brokerage firm. In 1995, he co-founded Colorado Ceramic Tile, Inc. as a 50% owner and officer. Mr. Rodenbeck retired from Colorado Ceramic Tile in 2012.
Deepak Malhotra - Director
Dr. Deepak Malhotra has a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics (1978) and M.S., Metallurgical Engineering (1973) from the Colorado School of Mines and B.S., Metallurgical Engineering (1970) from the Indian Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Member of Society of Mining Engineers, Member of Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, and a Qualified Person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101 in Canada. He has been awarded the Gaudin Award and Arthur C. Daman Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Mining and Metallurgy and Exploration Engineers. Dr. Malhotra is also currently Director at Canarc Resource Corp. and Cardero Resource Corp., and Consultant at RDI. He holds four patents and has published over 80 articles and edited several books.