Prior to joining the Orion team in May 2016, Mr. Michael was Mining Practice Leader at Golder Associates, an independent consulting, design and construction services company focused in mining, energy and the environment. Mr. Michael managed front-end studies (scoping-, prefeasibility- and feasibility-studies), and performed technical-economic analyses for coal, gold, base metal, precious metal and industrial mineral projects. Mr. Michael also has extensive due diligence experience, having performed the role of independent engineer for various public and private investors, as well as Technical and Competent Persons Reports as required by world stock exchanges including the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the London-based Alternative Investment Market (AIM), and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). Before joining Golder Associates, Mr. Michael was Principal Mineral economist at Tetra Tech and SRK Consulting, both mining focused consultancies. Mr. Michael holds a BS in Mining Engineering with a minor in Extractive Metallurgy from the Colorado School of Mines, and an MBA from Willamette University. He is a Registered Member of SME and a Qualified Person as defined by Canadian NI 43-101.