Board of Directors

Hawkmoon Resources-Branden Haynes-Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Branden Haynes

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Founder

As Company founder, Mr. Haynes has guided Hawkmoon Resources through the initial financing phases, project acquisitions, deployment of exploration programs and development financing. Branden has 20+ years of experience in finance and the junior markets. Additionally, he is a resource professional and entrepreneur active in the exploration and mining sector for over 10 years.

Geoff Balderson

Chief Financial Officer and Director

Mr. Balderson serves as the CFO and Director of several publicly traded companies in a variety of industries and is instrumental in managing the financial operations as well as the integrated business strategies. He is the Founder and President of Harmony Corporate Services and has been involved in the public sector for 25 years, possessing a solid background in corporate compliance.

Thomas Clarke

VP of Exploration and Director

Mr. Clarke is an entrepreneur and professionally registered geologist who holds a Master of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand while studying as an international student in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Clarke has worked on gold, platinum group metals, copper and energy projects. When a Director of  Bonterra Resources (TSX.V:BTR), he coordinated all exploration which led to the definition of the first NI 43-101 compliant gold resource on the Gladiator deposit by Snowden. He has 16 years of experience as a successful geologist and has been a Director of public companies continually since May of 2010.

Hugh Oswald

Independent Director

Mr. Oswald has over 15 years of success in the public and private markets conducting investor relations and direct marketing. He specializes in raising capital for public companies and holds a degree from the San Diego School of Business Administration. Hugh has significant expertise in best communication practices for issuers.

Olga Ankindinova

Senior Geologist and Director

Olga is a strong research-oriented professional. Demonstrated history of working in the environmental sector, university environment,  Oil and Gas and Mining industries. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, followed by a Master’s degree in Marine Geology with an emphasis on stream sediment transport and accumulation. Her Ph.D. project at Memorial University of Newfoundland was focused on High-Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy of the world’s largest anoxic basin and involved work with geological, geochemical, and geophysical datasets.  Her work was published in highly visible journals e.g., Marine Geology, Paleo3 and presented in national and international conferences.

During her career as a geologist, Olga worked on a number of projects contributing as a specialist in sedimentation, sequence stratigraphy, structural geology. During her Ph.D. program she worked with Husky Energy Inc. in St. John’s,  in the Development Team (Offshore Newfoundland). Her projects were focused on the development optimization and assisting in well planning by focusing on geological characteristics of formation. For the last couple of years Olga worked in the research and exploration projects within the Western Canada, in the consulting and academic sectors. Olga is passionate about solving complex geological problems and paleo-reconstructions. She was twice awarded the Chevron Canada Rising Star Award. Outside her job you can meet her in the North Shore hiking, biking and skiing with her children.