The Team 2018-10-24T08:32:21+00:00

The Team

John Swallow – CEO / President & Director

Majority shareholder of NJMC. Mr. Swallow is a successful business owner and entrepreneur in both the mining and high-tech industries. With a focus on team building and corporate culture he has helped to build a drilling subsidiary (20+ million in revs, +100 employees), advance publicly listed companies to senior exchanges in the U.S. and Canada and is currently on the board of a continuous fiber 3D printing company.  Mr. Swallow is also  an owner of an established company focused on the design and manufacture of surface science testing equipment.  Mr. Swallow holds a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University.

Del Steiner – Chairman

NJMC Shareholder. He has practiced law in Idaho for more than 25 years, with an extensive background in environmental and mining law, including permitting projects from the exploration to mining phases with primary focus on central Idaho.

Grant Brackebusch, P.E. – CFO / Vice-President & Director

NJMC co-founder & shareholder. Registered professional mining engineer. He supervises mining and milling operations at NJMC and is a co-principal of Mine Systems Design, Inc., 
a mining consulting firm specializing in paste backfill. He worked for Newmont on the Carlin Trend prior to co-founding NJMC.

Monique Hayes – Investor Relations / Corporate Secretary

Ms. Hayes has 12 years of mining industry experience in investor relations and corporate governance – most recently overseeing community relations in northwest Montana for Hecla Mining following its acquisition of Revett Mining Company. At Revett she was Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary where she managed stakeholder relations, and directed its up-listing to the NYSE MKT.

Rob Morgan – VP Exploration

Mr. Morgan has over 21 years of exploration experience, including 19 years focused on gold exploration, of which 11 years were in Northern Idaho and Montana.  Mr. Morgan has worked for some of the world’s leading gold exploration and mining companies including Newmont and ASARCO throughout the western United States, Alaska and South America.  He is practiced in designing, implementing and managing large exploration programs for gold, silver, base metals and rare earth elements. His technical work has included geologic mapping, logging of drill holes, compilation and interpretation of multiple data sets for target identification.

Kevin Shiell – Director

Mr. Shiell has more than 35 years of operating and management experience in the mining and mineral processing industries. He has held executive leadership positons at several public companies, including General Manager and Vice President of Mine Operations at Stillwater Mining Company, Chief Operating Officer at MDM Gold, and various mine supervisory positions at Hecla Mining Company. Mr. Shiell is currently the General Manager of the Hollister and Midas Gold Mines which are owned and operated by Klondex Mines.