About Us

North Valley Resources has over 35 years of gold exploration experience in the Thompson-Okanagan Region

Management Team

CEO, Director - Ken Ellerbeck, B.Sc Eng, PMP

  • Ken brings over 35 years of resource and gold exploration experience in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. With a diverse exploration background spanning hands-on prospecting and capital markets, Ken has developed expertise in structuring, financing, and managing publicly traded resource companies from the ground up. In addition, as a long-time prospector in the Thompson-Okanagan region, Ken is a frequent property provider and advisor to junior miners. Ken holds a PMP designation and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

CFO, Director - Quinn Ellerbeck, MBA, B.Com

  • Quinn brings over 12 years of new venture development and business strategy experience across Fortune 500 tech organizations and early-stage startup ventures. Quinn's diverse experience spans junior mining, capital markets, real-estate development, and high-tech product development. Previously, Quinn oversaw the development of new tech products at Intel and BlackBerry. Quinn holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Board of Directors

Director - Dr. Robert Thompson, B.Sc, PhD

  • Dr. Robert Thompson is a professional geologist and has been actively consulting to the mineral exploration industry since 2008 as President of RIT Minerals Corp. He has previous experience as a public company director with First Americas Gold Corp., was senior geologist for Northern Vertex Mining Corp. and Ruby Red Resources Corp., and acted as technical advisor to Kingsman Resources Inc. and First Americas Gold Corp. He holds a PhD and BSc in Geology from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the SME Enterprise Board Effectiveness Program at the University of Toronto, School of Business.

  • RIT Minerals Corp., with its partners, have made two base metal discoveries in British Columbia.

  • Prior to founding RIT Minerals Corp., Dr. Thompson was a senior research scientist for Geological Survey of Canada from 1974 to 2008, and was responsible for regional geological mapping and resource evaluation programs in British Columbia and Yukon.

  • Dr. Thompson has been a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 1972.

Director - Brian May, B.Sc

  • Brian May is a professional geologist with over 15 years of mineral exploration, mining project development, mining project evaluation, advanced geological modeling, technical writing, and production geology experience throughout B.C., Nevada, Arizona, and California. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from Simon Fraser University.

  • Brian is currently the Chief Geoscientist for Triumph Gold and held previous positions with Elko Mining Group. Western Mesquite Mines, Nicola Mining, and New Gold Inc.

  • Brian has been a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 2013.