Mr. Elson is a professional geologist and has worked in the mining and exploration industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining Orion in 2017, he specialized in mineral resource estimates and geologic modeling for an Independent Engineering firm. In addition to modeling resources, he audited and reviewed third party estimates identifying risks and opportunities for various financial and mining clients, including several contracts working with Orion. Mr. Elson started his career as an exploration geologist managing drill programs and conducting worldwide reconnaissance for precious metals and uranium. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.