David W. Johnston

Chairman & Director

David Johnston is the founder of Braveheart Resources Canada Inc. For many years Johnston has been very active in the Calgary business community and with several local and international charitable organizations. A former miner with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, he also has considerable public company experience as a director and launched an insurance company, Capital Benefits Corp., 25 years ago that remains successful today. Johnston is a director of the Chamber of Mines for Eastern British Columbia and was the driving force in assembling an exceptional land package in the West Kootenays over a period of several years through Braveheart.

Philip Keele, P.Eng

President & Director

Mr. Keele holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta. He has more than 30 years experience in all facets of the mining industry particularly in engineering, operations and senior management. Mr. Keele retired from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) in 2016 where he held the position of VP, Mining. Prior to joining CNRL, Mr. Keele held senior positions with a major Canadian mining company in western Canada.

Ian Berzins, P.Eng

CEO & Director

Mr. Berzins holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta and British Columbia.  He has more than 35 years= experience in all areas of mining including engineering, operations, maintenance, human resources and senior executive positions.  He managed three complex underground gold mines in Canada including the Con Mine, Lupin MIne and Rice Lake Mine

Aaron Matlock, B.A.

COO & Director

Aaron Matlock is a fourth generation farmer who operates a large farm that is located in southern Alberta and has been in his family for over 105 years. Having completed a diploma in Agriculture Finance from the College of Lethbridge in 2002 and a Degree in Economics from the University of Lethbridge in 2004, Aaron is well versed in business risk management. Aaron Matlock is an active member in several local service groups and boards.

Doug Porter, C.A., CBV


Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered  Accountant as well as a Chartered Business Valuator. Mr. Porter has a wide range of experinece in mining finance both in Canada and internationally including gold, minerals, coal and oil sands. Since 1997 Mr. Porter has been Managing Director of Porter Valuations Inc., a specialty business firm providing valuations and financing consulting services.

Jim Decker, P.Eng.

VP Investor Relations

Jim is a professional mining engineer with 43 years of experience in senior management, mine operations and engineering. He is President and principal partner of Jim Decker & Associates Inc., a mining consulting firm that provides management input for operating mines and mining projects. Jim's principal activities in the past five years have been associated with due diligence exercises for acquisitions and sales of mining properties, operating audits of surface mining operations and supervisory training for large mining companies such as Barrick Gold Corporation, Xstrata Copper and Teck Resources Ltd.