President & Chairman
Mr. Abraham has been an officer, director and major shareholder of LKA since he co-founded the Company with Larry H. Abraham and James U. Blanchard III in 1979. Mr. Abraham has directed LKA’s oil & gas projects, precious metals and gemstone exploration/production projects in North America, Africa and Indonesia. Mr. Abraham is also President and Chairman of Abraham & Co., INC., a FINRA member Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor.
Special Advisor to the Board – Audit & Public Filings
Mr. Tingey, CPA, is the former Director of Performance Management and Controller of Metals Recycling & Steel Manufacturing at Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a global leader in the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Previously Mr. Tingey was Internal Audit Director at PacifiCorp (a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary) and Technical Accounting & Business Controls Manager at Interwest Mining, PacifiCorp’s Fuel Resources Unit. Mr. Tingey was a former Audit Manager in charge of LKA’s audit and financial reporting at HJ & Associates, LLC in Salt Lake City. Prior to that Tingey held Senior Auditor positions at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche.
Special Advisor to the Board – Exploration & Operations
Mr. Viens is the former Vice President of Business Development and Exploration for Cambior, Inc. (AMEX:CBJ) one of Canada’s premier gold producers prior to its acquisition by IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG). Previously Mr. Viens was Vice President Exploration for Ariane Gold and Hope Bay Gold Corp. Mr. Viens has extensive experience developing mult-million ounce gold deposits around the world.
Nanette Abraham has seved as an officer and director of LKA since 1989. From 1991-2006 she was employed as an Investment Performance Analyst for Russell Investments, Inc., a global investment manager and sponsor of exchange listed ETF’s and market index products. Mrs. Abraham also serves as Secretary and Treasurer of Abraham & Co., Inc.
John A. Emery, PhD
Environmental Scientist – Technical Advisor
Dr. Emery has over 35 years experience in managing a wide variety of environmental issues, including air and water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, industrial site remediation and chemicals in the workplace. Dr. Emery is a former Assistant Professor at Texas A&M (Forest Science Dept.) and served as Research Scientist & Environmental Manager at the American Plywood Association. He has also served as Chief Environmental Engineer for the Woods Products Division of the Potlatch Corporation.
Certified Industrial Hygienist & Toxicologist – Technical Advisor
Mr. Wendlick has over 48 years experience in analytical, organic, inorganic and nuclear chemistry. His experience includes industrial forensics investigations, environmental emissions profiling, environmental pathway analysis and product health investigations. Mr. Wendlick has over 25 years experience as a Case Investigator/Expert Witness in litigation involving heavy metals and industrial pollutants.
Mr. Barkman has over 17 years experience advising small cap companies in the areas of institutional & shareholder awareness, financing and strategic alliances. He served as a former First Vice President of Janney Montgomery Scott and is the founder and CEO of Riverview Capital Enterprises, LLC