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. (Former CEO, President & Director); Coral Gold Resources Ltd. (Former 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

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 has over 25 years’ experience in the mining and resource sectors, serving with public companies in regulatory, compliance, governance, and administration of corporate affairs.   She currently serves as a Corporate Secretary for several publicly traded mining companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, NYSE-American, TSX Venture Exchange, and OTCQX, including Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd., Coral Gold Resources Ltd., and Gray Rock Resources Ltd.   She is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada and an Accredited Director and an affiliate of Chartered Governance Institute of Canada.


Peter Latta, BASc, P.Eng (BC)

VP Technical Services

Mr. Latta, BASc, P.Eng (BC) is a Professional engineer and a 2008 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Metals and Materials engineering and a 2017 graduate of Simon Frasers’ Beedie school of business with a Master of Business Administration. He has over 10 years of operational, flowsheet design, engineering, and commercial experience in the mining industry. He has commissioned, troubleshooted and optimized mineral processing circuits having worked at sites world-wide including Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. 

Prior to joining Avino in 2018, Peter has held senior positions with Gekko Systems and Takraf Canada in addition to assisting in the startup, operation and shutdown of Alexco’s Keno Hill operation, where he was the only metallurgist on site. Peter has been a guest lecturer at the University of BC and McGill University with topics that include gravity concentration and basic mineral economics. He has co-authored and presented a number of technical papers.


Jennifer North

Manager, Investor Relations

Ms. North has over 20 years experience working with publicly traded mining companies in Canada, most recently with Aurizon Mines Ltd. which was acquired by Hecla Mining in 2013.  Prior to joining Avino Silver & Gold Mines in 2016, Ms. North spent 3 years working in London, UK, specifically providing best practice and communication advise for Annual reports and Capital Market events for a variety of FTSE publicly listed companies.  Jennifer completed the Canadian Securities Course through the Canadian Securities Institute in 2009 and has been a member of the Woman in Mining UK and BC chapters.


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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