About Us

Management Team

Robert D. Willis, B.Sc., P.Eng

Executive Director

Mr. Willis graduated in 1973 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. He has worked in the mineral resources industry for more than 30 years.

As a founder of Geologix, Mr. Willis has acted as a Director, President, and Chairman of Geologix prior to his retirement from the Board in June of 2009. Mr. Willis also founded Manhattan Minerals Corp. and acted as President and CEO of Manhattan from 1990 to 1998 and a Director for that firm from 1990 to 2001. Under his direction, Manhattan explored many gold and silver projects in Mexico. Most notably, it explored and later placed into production the Moris gold and silver mine, a 2,200-ton-per-day open-pit heap-leach operation.

Prior to Mr. Willis’ involvement with Manhattan, he was founder, President and CEO of Pioneer Metals Corp. He was responsible for the acquisition and startup of the Stibnite gold and silver mine in Idaho, an open-pit heap-leach operation. Also under his direction, Pioneer joint ventured the Premier gold project in B.C. with Westmin Resources, which subsequently put the project into production. In the 1970s, Mr. Willis held engineering and production positions with Rio Algom and Teck Corp. at the Lornex, Afton and Highmont open-pit copper mines.

Sharyn Alexander, M.Sc., ADGIS

Vice President, Technical Services

Ms. Alexander is a geologist with over 15 years of experience in mineral exploration and mining. She earned her Bachelor of Science from McMaster University in 2001, her Masters of Science from the University of Toronto in 2004, and she holds an Advanced Diploma in GIS from BCIT. Sharyn began her career as a field geologist in Canada and Australia exploring for a variety of deposit types, before focusing on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data management. She has worked with a number of junior explorers, producing mining companies, and service providers, such as Barrick, B2Gold, SRK Consulting, and InfoMine. Her diversified skillset includes project evaluation, geological modelling, project management, technical writing, and providing support to business development initiatives.

Fernando J. Costa, CPA, CA


Mr. Costa is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience with public companies, including assisting junior resource companies with their compliance requirements, financial reporting and corporate income tax obligations. He has over twenty-five years of accounting, auditing, and tax experience. Currently, he serves as an assurance partner of Manning Elliott LLP, a large regional accounting firm located in Vancouver, BC. At Manning Elliott LLP he has gained a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with all facets of public company reporting and has assisted many companies through the listing process via initial public offerings, reverse take-overs and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Costa obtained his Chartered Accountant designation from the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2001.

Christian T. Grijalva, B.Sc.

COO - Mexico

Mr. Grijalva graduated in 2005 from the University Of Sonora with a Bachelor´s Degree in Geology. In 2007, Chris completed the graduate program in Economic Geology at the University of Sonora. Chris has over 10 years exploration experience in base and precious metals. Chris has previously worked for Inmet Mining Corporation and First Quantum Minerals Ltd., focusing on target generation and property evaluations in the porphyry copper-epithermal continuum. Mr. Grijalva´s experience in Latin America began in Mexico and then was extended to Central and South America and venturing into Serbia and USA as well. He has also consulted for several junior exploration companies.

Michael F. Provenzano, LLB

Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel 

Mr. Provenzano graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School in 1981 and UBC’s Mechanical Engineering faculty in 1978. Michael has practiced securities, corporate and mining law since 1983. Michael is a founder of Northwest Law Group, a Vancouver-based boutique law firm specializing in securities and corporate law. During his career he has represented a wide range of TSX Venture Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange listed companies including junior exploration and producing mining companies.

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