Mr. Cooke is a professional geologist with 30 years experience in the mining industry, specializing in the financing, acquisition, exploration and development of mineral deposits. B.Sc. Geology degree (Honors), Queens University, Kingston ON, 1976. M.Sc. Geology degree, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, 1984. From 1976 to 1982, worked as project geologist managing mineral exploration programs for uranium, base metals and precious metals across Canada with Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals and Chevron Minerals. Between 1983 and 1987, owned and operated Cooke Geological Consultants Ltd., discovering several high grade gold vein deposits for clients in British Columbia. In 1988, Mr. Cooke launched Canarc Resource Corp., a junior gold exploration and mining company focused on exploring and developing prospective gold properties throughout North, Central and South America. Canarc successfully delineated a 1.3 million oz gold resource at its core asset, the New Polaris project in BC. and is currently focused on developing New Polaris into western Canada's next high grade gold mine. In 2003 Brad formed Endeavour Silver Corp. for the express purpose of acquiring advanced high-grade silver projects in Mexico. Within six months of acquiring the Guanacevi Mines project in Durango, Endeavour discovered and developed into production the new high-grade Porvenir silver mine. Today, Endeavour is one of the fastest growing primary producers of silver worldwide. Has successfully raised over CA$200 million in equity and joint venture financings for resource projects since 1988. Involved in several grass roots gold discoveries over the past 20 years. Published several geological/geochemical papers in leading technical journals. Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the B.C.- Yukon Chamber of Mines, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.