Board of Directors
Dr. Nataliya Hearn, Ph.D., P.Eng. — Chairman, President and CEO
Dr. Hearn is the founder of American Rare Earths & Materials (originally named Element 21). Dr. Hearn began work on the technology transfer of Rare Earths including Scandium in the mid 1990’s as a scientist and professor of engineering at the University of Toronto. At American Rare Earths & Materials, Dr. Hearn has played a central role in developing a fully integrated path, starting with material sourcing, processing, patented material development, proprietary manufacturing, engineering and final product marketing. With a Ph. D. in Engineering from University of Cambridge, Dr. Hearn has led several technology transfer and development initiatives as a Director of MagIndustires Corp. (MAA.TO), as Director of Materials Sourcing for Ashurst Technologies, as a Director of ProTech Corp. and as Director of New Product development for Link-Pipe Inc.
Errol Farr — Director (Head of Audit Committee)
Mr. Farr presently is the President and CEO of ADEX Mining Inc (TSX.V-ADE)., listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. ADEX is a mining company developing the Mount Pleasant mineral property in New Brunswick. Mr. Farr also serves as the President and CEO of Outlook Resources Inc. (TSX.V-OLR), also a TSX Venture Exchange listed resource company. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Farr was the Chief Financial Officer of MagIndustries Corp. (TSX-MAA), a TSX listed resource company with potash, magnesium and forestry projects in the Republic of Congo.
Warren Zapfe — Director (Head of Compensation Committee)
Mr. Zapfe has been the owner of Fourseason Drywall Inc. for the past 45 years and the owner of Camdon Glass for the past 30 years, both highly successful construction companies in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Zapfe currently serves as Chairman of the Good Sheppard Centre, President of the Interior Contractor's Association and as a Director of Dinor Resources.
Mary Bryan — Director
Ms. Bryan brings to American Rare Earths & Materials a multi-faceted 30-year background in the golf industry. Her experience includes 25 years on the LPGA and Senior LPGA Tours, TV/radio golf announcing on major networks, and teaching and conducting golf clinics in the U.S. and around the world. She has served as a tour representative for various companies and has been involved in numerous charity golf fundraisers. Ms. Bryan also has experience with public speaking and working with the media. Ms. Bryan has performed over 300 golf telecasts for CBS, NBC and ESPN and was the first woman to cover a men’s major golf event. Ms. Bryan currently is a consultant for Links Magazine and Bob Betterton Sports Marketing, and is a representative for State Farm Insurance. Her teaching experience includes the position of Administrator and Teacher at Carol Mann Golf Schools for Golf Magazine and as Assistant Golf Professional at Paradise Hills Country Club in Albuquerque NM.