Kendra Johnston, Director


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Kendra Johnston joined AME as President and CEO in June 2019 following several years of volunteer positions at AME including Director, Executive Director, Chair of the Board, Chair of the Roundup Committee and serving on numerous committees including the Finance Committee. Kendra is a Professional Geologist and mining executive with over 15 years of experience in various facets of the mineral exploration and mining industry primarily in BC and Yukon, and is a passionate industry advocate for responsible mineral exploration.

With a strong, inclusive and collaborative leadership style, Kendra provides AME with extensive, knowledge and experience in public geoscience, financial and capital markets, Indigenous engagement, as well as the social and regulatory landscapes that affect mineral exploration.  Kendra’s strong leadership and advocacy helps to promote British Columbia as one of the top global jurisdictions for responsible and inclusive mineral exploration and development and as a major international hub for industry that shares our core values.

Kendra graduated from the University of Victoria with BSc in Earth Science and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University with an MBA and a Certificate in Responsible Leadership.

Charles Morven, Director

Nisga'a Lisims Government

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Charles Morven is a member of the Nisga’a Nation and originates from the community of Gitlaxt’aamiks. He holds the Nisga’a name, Daaxheet and currently resides in the community of Gitwinksihlkw.

In his role of Secretary Treasurer, Charles holds the responsibility of chairing both the Nisga’a Finance Committee and Nisga’a Capital Finance Committee and works with the Management of the Nisga’a Settlement Trust.

He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in First Nations Studies through UNBC and a certificate in Advanced Management attained through the UBC Sauder’s School of Business.  A future educational goal for Charles is to obtain a Masters in Business Administration.

Charles also served as Council Representative for the Northwest on the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) from 2012-2016. While on the FNHC, Charles was chairperson for the Northwest Regional Table, Partnership Table with Northern Health Authority and the Policy Committee.


Shawn Khunkhun, Director

Dolly Varden Silver Corporation

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Shawn Khunkhun is the President and CEO of Dolly Varden Silver Corporation and has over 15 years of experience in the capital markets, mineral exploration and development sector with a focus on enhancing shareholder value. He has served in a variety of strategic roles including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Shawn has been instrumental in creating a new awareness for undervalued companies including grass roots explorers, developers and producers.

Shawn’s experience in incubating and growing early-stage companies through capital raises, acquisitions, joint ventures and spinouts, and his long-standing relationships with an extensive global network of high-net-worth investors, private equity and institutional investors, analysts, brokers, and investment bankers have been a valuable asset to growing mineral exploration companies. He is also a Director of Goldshore Resources Inc. and is Director & CEO of StrikePoint Gold.