Management

Gary Robertson

Chairman and Independent Director

Mr. Robertson is a Certified Financial Planner. He has worked in the financial industry for the past twenty years, and presently serves on the board of several private companies as well as on the board of 5 Canadian junior gold mining companies, including Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd., Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd., Coral Gold Resources Ltd., Mill Bay Ventures Inc. and Sage Gold Inc.


David Wolfin

President & CEO, Director

Mr. Wolfin brings 30 years of experience in mining and finance. He learned the business from the ground up, starting as a geologist’s assistant in Nevada, a metallurgist’s assistant at the Avino mine in Mexico and later in a number of mining and exploration-related capacities. In the late 1980s, Mr. Wolfin worked on the floor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and also for several brokerage houses, gaining a solid foundation in the finance side of the industry.

Since 1990, Mr. Wolfin has worked for the Oniva Group of Resource companies, including Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (CEO, President & Director); Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (CEO, President & Director); Coral Gold Resources Ltd. (CEO, President & Director); and Levon Resources Ltd. (Former Director). In his various roles with these firms, he has helped raise over C$100 million.


Carlos Rodriguez

COO

Mr. Rodriguez Moreno is a professional geologist with over 34 years of experience in underground mines and regional exploration in Mexico.

Mr. Rodriguez Moreno graduated in 1984 from the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico in geology. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1998 with a degree in mineral exploration. His expertise has helped strengthen Avino’s mexican operations and leadership at the Mines.

Mr. Rodriguez Moreno is very familiar with the underground workings at the Avino Mine as he was the last chief geologist at Avino before the operation ceased in 2001. Since his last post at Avino, Mr. Rodriguez Moreno has worked for Luzon Minerals Ltd. in the States of San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas and Durango, Mexico, as well as for Kings Minerals Ltd., an Australian mining company exploring the Cerro El Gallo project in the state of Guanajuato. He joined Avino again in 2006 as mine exploration and general manager and was instrumental in the discovery of the San Gonzalo deposit in 2007. He started rehabilitating the 250 tpd flotation circuit, brought it on line in 2010, and built the water treatment facility for treating mine water and is now moving forward to re-furbish the 1,000 tpd circuit for a total mill throughput of 2,500 tpd.


Nathan Harte, CPA

Interim CFO

Mr. Harte is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) who brings a wealth of experience in both financial reporting and the mining sector. Prior to joining Avino in 2016, Nathan spent his professional career in public practice with Deloitte LLP, where he specialized in publicly-listed mining companies based in both Canada and the United States.  


Dorothy Chin

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Chin is a member of the Chartered Secretaries Canada, a Canadian Division of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”). She has more than 15 years experience in the mining and resource sectors, serving with public companies in regulatory compliance, governance, and administration of corporate affairs.


Fred Sveinson, B.A., B. Sc., P.Eng.

Senior Mining Advisor - Bralorne

Mr. Sveinson is a professional mining engineer with more than 40 years experience in Canada and internationally in the development, construction and operation of mines for major mining companies such as Echo Bay Mines Ltd where he held senior management positions. He also worked as an underground mining contractor as Vice President of Tonto Mining and its parent, Dynatec Corp. During the last 15 years Mr. Sveinson has been involved in the junior exploration business in exploration, financing and managing these companies. In September of 2013 Mr. Sveinson accepted a position as General Manager of Mining & Metallurgy for SNC Lavalin, a major international consulting firm. Mr. Sveinson is also a director of other public exploration or development companies. Mr. Sveinson is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of Waterloo (correspondence program) with a Bachelor of Arts in General Economics in 1985.


Andrew Kaplan

Consultant

Mr. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Hartford having a major in Finance and Insurance. He is a founder of A to B Capital Management, and manages the A to B Capital Special Situations Fund, LP which was launched on January 1, 2009. The fund invests in the small cap sector through private, pre-public and publicly traded companies. In addition, he has been a Vice President of Barry Kaplan Associates (“BKA”) for the past 20 years, a leading financial public relations firm for both public and private companies in the US, Canada and abroad. Prior to working at BKA, he had six years experience working at Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch involved in deal structure, mergers and acquisitions and trading.


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