Management Team

John Gammack | CEO & President

John Gammack is a long term supporter of Far, and brings extensive experience working with both public and private companies, including oil and gas, mining and technology. He has been involved in securing over $300 million dollars in financings over the last thirty years. He currently sits on the board of four companies: ENE-MIN Development Corp (a private lithium exploration and development company); Transylvania Metals (a private polymetallic exploration and development company); BE4 Resources (beryllium); and Agrocasa CBD Commodity Inc. (hemp).

Robert G. Dinning, CA, CPA | CFO & Board Member

Mr. Dinning is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant. Mr. Dinning has been self-employed providing consulting services in financial and business services in the natural resource industry, including to mining and oil and gas industry companies listed on public stock exchanges. He has also served as officer and director of various mining/oil exploration companies. Mr. Dinning served as CFO and later CEO of Apolo Gold & Silver, an OTC-listed company, from 1999 to 2012; CEO of Industrial Minerals Ltd., the owner of a large graphite property in Northern Ontario, from 2006 to 2010; Chairman and director of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp., a TSX-listed company, from 2008 to 2015; officer of ATAC Resources Ltd., a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company, from 2010 to 2012; CEO of Simba Energy Inc. (formerly Goldstar Resources), a TSX-listed company, from 2009 to 2016 and director of Simba Energy Inc. from 2016 to present and Chairman and CEO of Meadow Bay Gold Corp. from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Dinning attended the University of Alberta and obtained his CA designation in 1963 with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now, KPMG). 

Toby Mayo   |   VP Technology Development

Toby Mayo has a well-rounded set of skills, including financial, commercial, technical, project management, IR and legal, with experience completing techno-economic and transaction-related studies of mining and metals projects across the globe.  This experience has prepared him well for the execution of FAR’s business strategies.  Mr. Mayo’s experience includes senior management positions at two TSX Venture Exchange listed mineral exploration companies.  He began his career as an exploration geologist for Rio Tinto in South America and northern and eastern Europe. Subsequently, Mr. Mayo has worked in a number of senior consulting roles, including the Investment and Business Planning group at Hatch in London and as senior technical advisor for Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. on the development of the Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia.

Lindsay Bottomer P.Geo |  Geoscientific Advisor

Lindsay has over 45 years of experience in international exploration and development, most recently focused on epithermal gold and porphyry copper-gold exploration in the American Cordillera and Central Asia.He and company founder Keith Anderson conducted the initial site visit and recognized the potential for high grade epithermal silver-gold mineralization in the historic mining camp which has been dormant since the early 1980s.

Vancouver-based geological consultant with over 40 years worldwide experience. Recently retired from Entrée Gold after 10 years as VP Acquisitions/Corporate Development; major involvement in exploration of Oyu Tolgoi concessions in Mongolia, leading to discovery and delineation of Hugo North Extension Cu-Au and Heruga Cu-Au-Mo porphyry deposits, and acquisition of Ann Mason Cu-Mo porphyry in Nevada.Significant previous experience with epithermal Ag-Au deposits in North and South America and Eastern Australia, and Archean lode Au deposits in Canada and Australia. 

Mark Fedikow, P. GEO   |   QP

Dr. Fedikow has over 40 years of experience as an exploration geochemist and mineral deposits geologist working in both private and public sectors. He is a Fellow at the Association of Applied Geochemists, where he’s previously worked as a councilor. Dr. Fedikow has also served on numerous industry-related committees. Since 2002, he has been the President of Mount Morgan Resources Ltd., a mining exploration company. Dr. Fedikow pioneered the application of regional multimedia geochemical and mineralogical surveys in support of base and precious metal and diamond exploration in Manitoba.

K. Lee Wheelbarger   |   Advisor, Energy Technology

Lee Wheelbarger has over 30 years of experience in Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) of battery-centered, high-reliability hybrid power systems and electronics, including cutting-edge systems for critical infrastructure, military, and marine applications, and is responsible for dozens of patents and inventions. As Senior Technologist and Lead Technical Integrator for the U.S. Army Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab (DBBL), Fort Benning, Georgia, he led the testing and integration of the first battlefield-ready “MilSpec” (1342B 2) hybrid battery-generator system. Mr. Wheelbarger subsequently oversaw the design and testing of mobile auxiliary battery-based systems that have been successfully installed in hundreds of police, emergency and utility vehicles. He currently designs and consults on hybrid solar generator systems that incorporate battery storage using best-of-breed lithium batteries to provide reliable power for critical infrastructure, mobile power and telecommunications applications. He is also managing a project to test sustained solar-battery propulsion and auxiliary power for vessels.

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