MANAGEMENT

Shawn Campbell

Mr. Campbell serves as Chief Financial Officer of Dakota Territory and brings more than 15 years of progressively senior experience in project and operations financial management obtained via professional practice, capital markets and industry experience. Mr. Campbell most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of GT Gold Corp. and prior to that worked in various roles with Goldcorp Inc., including Head of Investor Relations and the Head of Finance for Canada and the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Distinction) from the University of Victoria, and a Diploma in Accounting (DAP) from the University of British Columbia. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a CFA Charter Holder.

James Berry

Mr. Berry serves as the Vice-President of Exploration of Dakota Territory. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry as an exploration and production geologist working in gold, silver, nickel, copper, and platinum-group element commodities for both underground and open pit deposits. He has worked for Asarco LLC, Homestake Mining Company of California, Goldcorp Inc., Barrick Gold Corporation, Romarco Minerals Inc., OceanaGold Corporation, Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. and Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation in increasing roles of responsibility. Highlights of Mr. Berry's career include working on the Haile deposit in South Carolina, where he developed an exploration model that tripled the size of the deposit and advanced the deposit to production. In addition, while at Homestake he was part of an exploration team that identified several Precambrian and Tertiary targets in the Homestake District. These included the North Drift, Lower Main Ledge, Upper 7 Ledge, 11 Ledge, 15 Ledge, Tinton, Maitland, and Chism Gulch. Mr. Berry holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee and is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration.

Elizabeth Sailer

As Dakota Territory’s Vice President for External Relations, Ms. Sailer brings extensive experience in public, governmental and media relations, communications and partnership collaborations throughout South Dakota. She previously served as Director of Development for South Dakota Mines Center for Alumni Relations and Advancement and the Chief Development Officer for the YMCA of Rapid City. Sailer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the South Dakota School of Mines and a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences-Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Daniel Cherniak

Mr. Cherniak joined Dakota Territory in 2021, as Director of Legal and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining DTRC, Cherniak practiced law at a major Canadian law firm and a boutique Canadian law firm, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate governance. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Mark Rantapaa

Mr. Rantapaa joined Dakota Territory as Manager of Black Hills Operations in January of 2021. Mr. Rantapaa brings extensive experience in mineral exploration with a focus on health and safety. He was previously the General Manager of McEwen Mining Inc.’s gold bar operations in Eureka, Nevada, and prior to that he served in leadership roles for both operations and corporate for Barrick Gold Corporation. Mr. Rantapaa holds a Bachelor of Science in Geologic Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines.

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