Mr. Hanson has been an integral part of Garibaldi’s B.C. exploration team since 2015 and was promoted to the position of VP Exploration Canada following the sudden passing of Everett Makela early in 2019. Mr. Hanson’s sampling at and around the E&L deposit at Nickel Mountain in the summer of 2016 was instrumental in advancing the E&L toward a major new discovery of nickel-copper-rich massive sulphides in 2017. He is the President of Hardline Exploration and earned a B.Sc. (Hons) with distinction in Geology from Simon Fraser University in 2013.