Paul Bonifas is a Wyoming-based energy expert who specializes in mining, governmental policy, business development, and economic evaluations. He has worked with the Company on governmental affairs, strategic planning, and project management. He has extensive experience in energy development, renewable and petroleum operations, and permitting greenfield projects. He is the principal of Bonifas Consulting and has over seven years of providing services ranging from project management, model creations, sensitivity analyses, operation directing, client advocacy, stakeholder/investor relations, public presentations, technical reports, business development, grants writing, permitting, economic analysis, regulatory agency navigation, and modeling. Mr. Bonifas has provided services to 9H Energy and Goolsby, Finley and Associates, providing engineering support to clients’ exploration and development projects. He recently coauthored a paper with University of Wyoming’s Professor of Economics, Timothy Considine, entitled “Anyalzying the EV Rule.” He has an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and an M.B.A. from the University of Wyoming College of Business.