• James G. Clark, Ph.D

    Dr. Clark has more than 30 years of mining industry experience.  He played a key role in the initial discovery of the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth resource. Dr. Clark worked for Rare Element Resources for nearly 10 years, initially as a consultant, then as Vice President Exploration through January 2014.  He continues to consult with the Company through his firm, Applied Petrographics, with direct involvement in the ongoing exploration work, as well as with aspects of the mineralogy work related to the Company’s patent-pending processing technology. During his career, Dr. Clark has worked or consulted for a variety of mining companies, including Molycorp, Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, Hecla Mining, AngloGold, and CVRD, as well as many smaller companies. He holds a Ph.D. in volcanic geology and igneous petrology from the University of Oregon, an M.S. in geological oceanography from Oregon State University, and a B.S. in geology from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed geologist in the state of Washington.

  • Kelli Kast

    Ms. Kast's nearly twenty years of in-house legal experience, including ten years as a top legal officer in the hard rock mining industry, positions her well to provide ongoing guidance to the Company in a consulting role.  She is very knowledgeable on the Company's activities having served as Rare Element Resource’s Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation. She also served as Coeur's Chief Administrative Officer from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Kast earned her Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law with highest honors and received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho.

  • Jack Lifton

    Jack Lifton is a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. a consulting firm focused on the exploration, mining, processing and end uses of technology metals, which include rare earths. He is also an author and lecturer on the market fundamentals of the technology metals, a term he coined to describe those strategic rare metals whose electronic properties make our technology-drive society possible. Mr. Lifton is educated as a physical chemist specializing in high-temperature metallurgy and worked as a researcher, marketing and manufacturing executive, and metal trader specializing in technology and rare metals.

  • Dr. Donald Ranta

    Dr. Ranta is the former Chairman of the Board for Rare Element Resources and served as an executive and/or director of the Company from 2007 through June of 2014.  He is an exploration and development executive, experienced in planning, implementing and directing successful exploration and qualification programs throughout North and South America. He played a significant role in the identification and advancement of the Bear Lodge Project, and the Company continues to use him as a source of historical knowledge and as a geological consultant on the Project.