Management Team

The Management Team of Dakota Territory Resource Corp. is a focused team of senior professionals, each with over 30 years business experience and diverse expertise in exploration, project development, operations management and finance. Management’s broad international resource development experience includes the management of projects and business entities in the United States, Yukon, Atlantic Canada, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Bosnia. Global perspective, coupled with over 44 years combined exploration and mining experience specific to the Homestake Deposit creates the opportunity to build shareholder value through the responsible development of high caliber gold properties in the Black Hills of South Dakota, our company makes sure to use the best mining engineering services so that every project gets done the right way.

Mr. Gerald Aberle | President, CEO, COO and Director

Mr. Aberle graduated in 1980 from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering. He has over 40 years of experience in the minerals industry, including 22 years with Homestake Mining Company at the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, S.D. Mr. Aberle’s mining background includes extensive engineering, operations management and project management experience. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Aberle has consulted in the mining, underground construction and minerals exploration business for clients including Homestake Mining Co., Barrick Gold Corp., the State of South Dakota and the University of Washington in connection with the planning and development of the National Science Foundation’s national deep underground science and engineering laboratory.

Over the past 10 years, Mr. Aberle has held numerous management positions for public companies in the exploration business. Mr. Aberle served as Vice President of Operations for Capella Resources Ltd. from September 2008 to June 2010 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Capella Resources Ltd. from August 2011 to December 2011. Mr. Aberle served as President, CEO and Director of AM Gold from June 2010 to September 2010 and as President, COO and Director of AM Gold from September 2010 to October 2011. Mr. Aberle also has more than 23 years of private business experience in the United States, primarily in the land development and construction industries in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Mr. Richard Bachman | Chief Geological Officer and Director

Mr. Bachman’s work experience includes 22 years working with Homestake Mining Company in various capacities ranging from exploration to mine operations. From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Bachman was Regional Geologist for the Black Hills of South Dakota managing a cumulative $70 million exploration program focused on the discovery of a repeat of the Homestake Mine. From 1995 to 1998, he was the Regional Geologist for Brazil where he directed a staff of 46 and was responsible for a $2.5 million annual exploration budget. He conducted a countrywide assessment that resulted in the acquisition of a one million hectare property in a 20 million ounce gold district in the Amazon.

From 1999 to 2000 Mr. Bachman was the Regional Geologist for Peru where he directed a staff of 10 and refocused Homestake’s existing exploration program, which resulted in the evaluation of 83 properties in 24 months and yielded one new discovery. From 2001 to 2002, he was Homestake’s Regional Geologist, International Special Projects, where he designed and successfully implemented reconnaissance programs in southern Argentina that resulted in the evaluation of 63 properties with five advancing and the coordination and field review of 22 properties.

From 2002 to present, Mr. Bachman has acted as President and Consulting Professional Geologist for Minera Teles Pires Inc., a Reno, Nevada company. Mr. Bachman holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

Mr. Wm Chris Mathers | Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Mathers is a strategic finance and senior accounting professional with more than 30 years financial, accounting, merger and acquisition, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and operational and administrative support expertise across diverse middle market industries.

Mr. Mathers holds a BBA in accounting from Southwestern University at Georgetown, Texas, and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Mathers began his career in public accounting with the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse and has served as chief financial officer for several privately and publicly held companies. Mr. Mathers served as chief financial officer of Intersystems, Inc (Amex:II) from 1993 through1999 and most recently served as chief financial officer of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (TRER:OTCQX) from November 2010 through December 2012.

Mr. Stephen T. O’Rourke | Director

Mr. O’Rourke served as President of Global Petroleum Exploration for BHP Billiton (BHP:NYSE) and was a member of the Senior Management Team for the corporation. Other key roles at BHPB included VP of Development Planning and VP of Appraisal and Petroleum Engineering. Prior to joining BHPB he held various senior technical and management roles for Shell Oil Company. Mr. O’Rourke is a founding partner of Strategic Management Partners LLC, a consulting firm based in Rapid City, SD specializing in energy, minerals & business development. He serves as Managing Director for Heat Mining LLC, a geothermal technology development company and is a Managing Partner for Geoparks International LLC, a geologic consulting group focused on the Black Hills of South Dakota. He is currently a non-executive board member of RESPEC, an engineering consulting firm also based in Rapid City, SD. Stephen serves as a member of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) Geological Engineering advisory board and is Vice Chair of the SDSM&T Foundation Executive Committee. Mr. O’Rourke holds a BSc in Geological Engineering and an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from SDSM&T and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program.