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.

Ian Berzins, P.Eng

CEO, President & 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.

Dwayne Vinck, CPA, CA


Dwayne Vinck is an independent financial consultant, based in Calgary Alberta. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 30 years of business experience including public accounting and financial reporting, directorships, executive leadership, change management, project leadership and mergers and acquisition. He operates a public accounting services firm, is Board Chairman of Sulphur Recovery Engineering, CFO and former Director of West High Yield Resources Ltd. (TSXV:WHY) and currently a volunteer Treasurer and National Director of Kids Help Phone. He graduated from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and the Institute of Corporate Directors.